Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press Updated 3:10 am CST, Friday, February 15, 2019 A manual laborer pulls a cart of hay as men drive past on a motorcycle, near the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Nigeria's main opposition party charged Thursday that the election commission has kept more than 1 million ghost voters on the national register, raising fears of vote rigging ahead of Saturday's presidential election. less A manual laborer pulls a cart of hay as men drive past on a motorcycle, near the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Nigeria's main ... more Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Photo: Ben Curtis, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of … [Read more...] about In Nigeria, election spectacle at odds with rampant poverty
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Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Maria Cramer Globe Staff December 31, 2018 Jesse Carrillo knew the dealer well – he had bought thousands of bags of heroin from him and never overdosed. He and fellow University of Massachusetts Amherst student Eric Sinacori had injected the drug together the night of Oct. 1, 2013, and had been fine the next day. So Carrillo felt secure buying more heroin from the same New York dealer for Sinacori and himself two nights later. But the next day, he saw ambulance lights flashing outside Sinacori’s off-campus apartment. Sinacori, a 20-year-old third-year kinesiology major, was dead from a fatal overdose. He had ingested three of the nine bags Carrillo bought for him. Advertisement In 2017, Carrillo, a 28-year-old graduate student who had studied music theory, was convicted for drug distribution and involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to serve a … [Read more...] about State’s highest court to hear case of former UMass student convicted in fellow student’s fatal overdose
Experts want to reduce number of export inspections Experts have suggested changing the number of and the time spent for inspections of export activities, including customs clearance, to help reduce costs for enterprises. Speaking at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh on December 20, Tran Ngoc Liem, deputy director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) HCM City, said that overlapping inspection procedures were causing problems for enterprises. The General Department of Vietnam Customs said that procedures accounted for up to 50 percent of customs clearance time. Many shipments have been inspected, but still have not been cleared, it said. Even after three months, State agencies are still conducting inspection checks. Phan Duc Hieu, deputy head of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), said the proportion of imports and exports subject to specialised inspections at customs clearance was up to 30-35 percent and would be reduced to 15 percent under a … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/12
Updated 1:20 pm PST, Saturday, December 15, 2018 Elaine Siewert stands inside St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mansfield, Ohio on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The church, founded by German-speaking refugees, will be holding its last service on Sunday, Dec. 16. Stewart’s husband, Renato Siewert, served as pastor for roughly 30 years until his death in 2016. (Zach Tuggle/News Journal via AP) less Elaine Siewert stands inside St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mansfield, Ohio on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The church, founded by German-speaking refugees, will be holding its last service on Sunday, ... more Photo: Zach Tuggle, AP Photo: Zach Tuggle, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Elaine Siewert stands inside St. Peter’s Evangelical … [Read more...] about Church founded by German-speaking refugees has last service