UN human rights chief urges Nepals Government and rebels to sign rights

Speaking in Kathmandu, the capital, at the end of a three-day visit, High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said the Nepalese people were being subjected to violence and brutality on a staggering scale as a result of the armed conflict.Widespread disappearances, executions and torture must come to an end immediately, she added, calling for effective and credible measures to bring to account those responsible for such acts.In December, the UN Commission on Human Rights’ Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances called on the Government to institute such measures as a total ban on incommunicado detention and full protection for human rights workers. Although the group’s mandate is restricted to the obligations of state authorities, it also called on the Maoists to respect human rights. read more

Memorial service held for wife of ESPN broadcaster Berman

WALLINGFORD, Conn. – A memorial service honouring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut.The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/2qtCwYU ) friends, colleagues and relatives of Berman and his wife gathered Wednesday at Seymour St. John Chapel at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford.Sixty-seven-year-old Cheshire resident Katherine Ann Berman was killed in a two-vehicle traffic crash May 9 in Woodbury.Police say her car struck the rear of an SUV and both veered off the road. Her car went down an embankment and overturned in a body of water. The SUV driver also was killed.The burial will be in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery.___Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com Memorial service held for wife of ESPN broadcaster Berman by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2017 1:50 pm MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- In this May 24, 2010, file photo provided by ESPN, sportscaster Chris Berman stands with his wife, Katherine Ann Berman, upon receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut on May 9, 2017. The memorial service for her was held Wednesday, May 17, in Wallingford, Conn. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images via AP, File) read more