Afghan negotiation deadlock better than bloody battlefield stalemate: Imran Khan

We have arrived at a rare moment of hope for Afghanistan
and for our region, says Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Times published on September 26.

“With the exception of the resilient Afghans themselves, no
people have paid a higher price for the conflict in Afghanistan than the people
of Pakistan. Through decades of conflict, Pakistan has dealt with the
responsibility of taking care of more than four million Afghan refugees. Guns
and drugs have also flowed into our country. The wars have disrupted our
economic trajectory and radicalized fringes of our own society. The Pakistan I
had known growing up in the 1960s and 1970s changed in some deeply unsettling
ways.”

He said the experience taught Pakistan two important
lessons: we are too closely intertwined with Afghanistan not to cast a shadow
on Pakistan, and peace and political stability in Afghanistan cannot

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Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on quickly, over a matter of weeks. But the financial fallout — from job losses, reduced hours or wages, higher medical bills, mounting credit card bills and more — could linger as an unfortunate reminder for years to come.



a close up of a book: Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances. Now, many more are in trouble. These are resources to help.


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Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances. Now, many more are in trouble. These are resources to help.

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

Several factors got Nicole Hudson in trouble.

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“In 2005 I divorced and discovered that with credit cards I could afford the same lifestyle I was used to when I was married,” she said in an email.

But when the Phoenix

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Are you financially stressed right now? What to know about options, from debt negotiation to bankruptcy – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

The COVID-19 pandemic and economy-shutting measures to contain it came on quickly, over a matter of weeks. But the financial fallout – from job losses, reduced hours or wages, higher medical bills, mounting credit card bills and more – could linger as an unfortunate reminder for years to come.

Even before the pandemic, when the economy was humming, many people were struggling with their finances.

Several factors got Nicole Hudson in trouble.

“In 2005 I divorced and discovered that with credit cards I could afford the same lifestyle I was used to when I was married,” she said in an email.

But when the Phoenix, Arizona, woman became unemployed in 2011, she realized the extent of her debt problem. “For the first time in my life, I found myself without a job but still

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Negotiating? 7 Words You Need To Drop From Your Vocabulary

Have you ever been in a negotiation where everything seemed to be going well, and it fell apart for no apparent reason? Although there are thousands of reasons deals go wrong, there are seven seemingly innocuous words that often cause negotiations to fall apart. Eliminating these words from your negotiation vocabulary will help you be stronger and more confident at the negotiation table. 

The list below might surprise you because we use these words constantly. The examples highlight negotiation instances as well as client interactions — because clients want to see your negotiation prowess all the time. When you’re negotiating, however, these words make you sound weak, indecisive and unsure of yourself. Here are the words to avoid and what to say instead.  

1. But

The word “but” negates whatever comes before it. For example, let’s say you’re at a listing appointment, and the comparable sales show the maximum price

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Failure to encrypt. Data hostage negotiation. Continuing Blackbaud fallout. PIV challenges.

At a glance.

  • DHS IG reports on 2019 Customs and Border Protection PII breach.
  • Talking to those who hold data hostage.
  • Continuing Blackbaud fallout.
  • Challenges for personal identity verification during telework.

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General releases report on 2019 Customs and Border Protection Breach.

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General has concluded its investigation into a 2019 breach at Customs and Border Protection. The IG’s report concluded that traveler’s faces, license plates, and “care information” had indeed leaked, and that some of it appeared on the dark web. The breach was traced to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) subcontractor, Perceptics, which transferred copies of CBP biometric data to its own systems, where the data were apparently left unencrypted. As the IG put it, “DHS requires subcontractors to protect personally identifiable information (PII) from identity theft or misuse. However, in this case, Perceptics staff directly violated

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European Union sceptical of post-Brexit deal, reluctant to hold tunnel negotiation with UK

As the European Union and United Kingdom continue to struggle over Brexit, Brussels has reportedly sought to dismiss the optimism over a potential post-Brexit deal between both sides. This comes amid the emerging fears of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson failing to secure the required support of the key advisers and his party for the compromises needed in the final round of negotiations.

While the British government is yet to offer a way forward on some of the most controversial issues, according to The Guardian report, the senior EU officials expressed scepticism over reports of UK seeing a way to secure an agreement.

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier earlier this week had reportedly told the 27 member states that there was a “more open atmosphere” at the negotiating table. However, as per reports Barnier has stressed on the ‘substantial differences of opinion’ that are still present on the issue

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Coffee Day explores opportunities but ‘no negotiation’ with TCPL for vending machine biz sale

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Debt-ridden Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd on Thursday said it continues to explore and evaluate various opportunities amid reports that it is in talks with Tata group firm TCPL to sell its vending machine business.

Coffee Day Enterprises Ltd (CDEL), however, in a regulatory filing said that there is no such negotiation or events taken place with Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) in this regard.

Meanwhile, TCPL said it evaluates various opportunities on an ongoing basis without confirming or denying talks with CDEL.

TCPL’s reply came over reports that it is in talks with CDEL to acquire the latter’s vending machine business.

‘The company evaluates various opportunities on an ongoing basis. As a policy, we do not comment on speculative information,’ said TCPL.

CDEL, on its part said that as part of an ongoing restructuring exercise, any such proposal by any company is always a subject

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Breaking down Winnipeg’s negotiation list players

It remains very much the same gig for Danny McManus, Ryan Rigmaiden and Ted Goveia when they are out beating the bushes for prospective new talent for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

It’s always been about height, weight, speed, character and whether a guy can just get it done on the football field.

Some of how that information is tracked and compiled in a COVID-19 world, however, has led to a few audibles for the Bombers scouting team.

An example: McManus, the Bombers Assistant GM/Director of U.S. Scouting, was planning on attending the Florida Atlantic-South Florida game this weekend, but that game has since been postponed. South Florida suspended practice this week after learning of positive COVID test results at Notre Dame – the team they played last weekend.

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 CFL reveals list of 10 negotiation list players for each team

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Israel, Lebanon agree to hold maritime border negotiations

Israel and Lebanon reached an agreement to hold negotiations on their maritime border, after a years-long impasse, a spokesman for Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz confirmed on Friday.Talks are expected to begin in mid-October, after the Sukkot holiday, in Naquora, a city in southern Lebanon near Rosh Hanikra, where headquarters for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) are located.A senior American representative, likely Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs David Schenker, will be present, along with a UN rapporteur.Schenker, who visited Israel last week, has been involved in getting Jerusalem and Beirut to the table, with Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz representing Israel, as the dispute has been over who has the rights to drill for natural gas. On the Lebanese side, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and officials in President Michel Aoun’s office were involved.Schenker updated Steinitz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi with an updated agreement to launch a
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Quarterbacks draw attention when the Roughriders reveal negotiation-list players



a man swinging a baseball bat in front of a crowd: Quarterback Luke Falk, shown here with the New York Jets in 2019, is among the 10 players on the Saskatchewan Roughriders' negotiation list revealed by the CFL on Thursday.


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Quarterback Luke Falk, shown here with the New York Jets in 2019, is among the 10 players on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ negotiation list revealed by the CFL on Thursday.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders once held the exclusive CFL rights to quarterback Joe Burrow, the first overall selection in the 2020 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

We know that because Burrow — the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner who subsequently led LSU to the NCAA title — was included in the partial list of players on the Green and White’s negotiation list in 2018. The league started to release the partial negotiation lists in 2018 in an attempt to be more transparent.



a baseball player holding a bat:  Quarterback Joe Burrow, who starred with LSU, was on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 2018 negotiation list before being selected first overall in the 2020 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.


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Quarterback Joe Burrow, who starred with LSU, was on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ 2018 negotiation list before being selected first overall in the 2020 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

It turns out

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