Wonder Woman Director gives thumbs up to Sri Lankan wonder women


However in a counter attack, those supportive of the two girls took to social media to back them and others who appeared at Asus Lanka Comic Con. (Colombo Gazette) Wonder Woman Director Patty Jenkins has given a thumbs up to Sri Lankan wonder women who dressed up as the character at the Asus Lanka Comic Con, 2017 held over the weekend.“The look so great, strong and beautiful!!! Such amazing work and costumes,” Patty Jenkins tweeted on an image of two young girls who were dressed up as Wonder Woman at the Asus Lanka Comic Con held in Colombo. The look so great, strong and beautiful!!! Such amazing work and costumes. @GalGadot https://t.co/RqjbOd8bDb— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 29, 2017 Earlier the two girls in the photograph cam under a scathing attack on social media. read more

Annan alerts General Assembly of July crisis if spending cap not lifted


UN Controller Warren Sach told the Assembly’s Fifth Committee yesterday that some UN programmes might have to be cut back even earlier due to the situation, which stems from a December decision of Member States to adopt a budget for the 2006-2007 biennium but to limit spending authorization to six months, pending significant progress on UN reform.Mr. Annan has recently expressed optimism that the cap, backed by the United States and other major donors, will be lifted since progress in UN reform is ongoing and the Organization is involved in too many crucial operations at the current time for the world to allow them to stall.At yesterday’s meeting, the 132-Member bloc of developing countries known as the “Group of 77” and China, said it was ready immediately lift the spending cap without restriction, while most donor nations, including the US, Austria (speaking on behalf of the European Union) and Japan, stressed that more time was needed to come to a consensus agreement.The Committee will continue its consideration of the spending cap on Friday. read more