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Daddy lets go to Canada The fearful Haitian march from Trump to

first_imgCORNWALL, Ont. – Their lives changed in an instant that July day when the government letter arrived telling them that her work permit was not being renewed.For five years, Sheila Francois lived, worked and paid her taxes in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to help support her three teenaged children. When she and husband, Frank, read that letter — no renewal and no explanation — they knew their life in the United States was over.“If you have status and you see that immigration stops it, right away you think one thing — deportations,” says 44-year-old Frank Francois.“The minute we saw that happen and as we are watching the news, we saw Canada taking people, we said, ‘we might as well take a chance’.”The Francois family are among nearly 7,000 asylum seekers — most of them Haitian — who have flooded across the Quebec-New York state border since mid-July when the Trump administration announced it might end their “temporary protected status” which was granted following Haiti’s massive 2010 earthquake. They are among the first few hundred the government has relocated to this eastern Ontario processing centre.Few here have heard of Justin Trudeau and no one says they saw his now controversial January Twitter message welcoming immigrants facing persecution. The tweet was heavily criticized by the Conservative opposition for sparking the American exodus.But many here say they uprooted their new American lives because of something more primal: they were driven by fear of the anti-immigration politics of President Donald Trump.“I decided to come to Canada because the politics of migration in the United States changed,” says Haitian-born Justin Remy Napoleon, 39. “I was scared. I came here to continue my life.”Like Frank Francois, Napoleon says he feared deportation over Trump’s policy shift, so he left his adopted home in San Diego, flew to the eastern seaboard and boarded a bus for the northern border. It wasn’t the first time he decided to start over in another country. He left Haiti in 2006 for the Dominican Republic and then went to Brazil.Napoleon says he dreamed of coming to Canada from as far back as his time in Haiti. When he crossed the border earlier this month, “I thought I was entering a paradise.”Jean-Pierre Kidmage, 43, took a three-day bus ride from Miami to New York before taking a taxi across the border. He says he doesn’t know much about Canada but he’s heard good things. He hit the road because he was worried the Trump administration would deport him.He’s been here less than two weeks, but he wants to stay. “I sleep well here. Better here than in the U.S.”Lingering unease is palpable outside Cornwall’s Nav Centre, where they are being temporarily housed. Young men and women, some with children, pace the grounds, their eyes trained on mobile phones. More than a dozen adults politely decline interviews.Some await taxis to take them into town to shop. A few roll suitcases towards a handful of cars and minivans bearing Quebec licence plates that periodically arrive during the day. The new arrivals here are free to go once they have registered their claims and officials say most are headed to Montreal.Now, more than a month and 2,550 kilometres after leaving his most recent home, Frank Francois sits on a bench in warm sunshine. He won’t be photographed, but he’s happy to discuss what has been a life of epic migration. It has been a life of running — from his native Haiti in 1997 to the Bahamas and from America to Canada.He grew up on a farm in Port-de-Paix, the oldest of three brothers and four sisters. He yearned to become a doctor after high school, but there was no way his family could afford the $13,000 in tuition, so he got a visa to the Bahamas.Soon, he began working construction jobs, sending some of his earnings home.“Once you make money to pay your bills, you can help the people that you left behind in Haiti.”He built his own family in the Bahamas. That’s where his three teenagers were born. His family spent a decade and a half there until more bad news arrived in the mail: the government informed him of a new law that called for the immediate expulsion of anyone who’d been in the country as a visitor for more than 10 years.“Hard! Everywhere,” he laughs.His family re-established itself in Fort Lauderdale, near Miami, where Sheila had relatives. She went first with the three children, got visas, her work permit and set the kids up in school. Her husband got a visa and joined them in 2012.He stayed after it expired and periodically found under-the-table work in construction, but it wasn’t easy. “It’s hard when you don’t have a legal status, to survive and work for your families.”The children went to school, made friends and the family got on with life in a rented apartment. Now, aged 13, 14 and 15, the Francois children have become extremely aware of the changing political climate in the U.S.“Every day, they say, ‘Daddy, every time we watch the news we don’t see any policy that the president (has) that’s in our favour.’ They were afraid to face deportations.”Then, when their mother’s rejection letter came, the kids weighed in again.“My children said, ‘Daddy, we were born in the Bahamas’ — this is their words — ‘we think Canada can help us.’“They said, ‘Daddy, let’s go to Canada — find our way out’.”Now, his family’s fate rests on receiving one more piece of official government correspondence: a notice that they qualify to have their asylum claim heard. That would start a process that will allow his children to go to school and for him to get a work permit.“All I want Canadians to know about me is I am a working man,” he says.“I’m looking for work and I’m looking for better education for my children. I want my children to be educated so they can help themselves. You understand?”last_img read more

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Making your own homecleaning products Some pro tips

first_imgTo reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household cleaning products online, along with reusable glass spray bottles designed to hold them.But not all homemade cleaning products are created equal, and some simple concoctions can be downright dangerous.“To have an unlabeled cleaning product in a Mason jar with kids around can be a dangerous thing,” warns Carolyn Forte, director of the home appliances and cleaning products lab at Good Housekeeping. “And be careful never to mix bleach with anything but water. Certain combinations can be toxic.”Baking soda and vinegar also should not be combined. Mixed together they are ineffective at cleaning and, if contained in a jar, likely to explode, she warns.So when making your own cleaning mixtures at home:—Double check the safety of the combination you choose;—Keep all products out of reach of children or pets;—And list all ingredients clearly on the jar or spray bottle.Test your cleaning mixture before using it. “Making your own window cleaner may be OK, but years of chemistry and safety research have gone into products like laundry and dishwasher detergents and furniture polishes, and you don’t want to risk accidentally damaging something that’s precious to you,” Forte says.Even so, it can be useful to know what to use in a pinch when you don’t have time to rush to the store, says Stephanie Sisco, home editor at Real Simple magazine.And many homemade cleaning combinations do work, with far fewer chemicals than in many store-bought brands.To help people make gentle cleaning products at home, Mike and Martha Robinson founded Cleaning Essentials, which sells sturdy glass bottles in various colours and sizes, labeled with recipes for solutions that can be made using mostly vinegar, water and essential oils.“Sixty years ago our grandparents wouldn’t have gone to the store for cleaners. They would have used vinegar, baking soda, some elbow grease, and been healthier for it,” says Mike Robinson.Katy Kiick Condon, senior editor for home design at Better Homes & Gardens magazine, agrees: “Just steam, hot water and some elbow grease can accomplish a lot.”DO’s:Know the basics about the cleaning properties of various household products:—Baking soda is a great deodorizer and is useful as a mild abrasive;—Vinegar cuts grease, removes mineral deposits and has disinfectant qualities;—Lemon juice with some salt can remove rust stains.DON’Ts:– NEVER combine bleach with anything but water. And remember that baking soda and vinegar, while trusted standbys individually, are ineffective for cleaning if combined — and will bubble up explosively.– Don’t use lemon on wood, since it can destroy protective finishes, says Sisco.– Don’t overdo it with vinegar, which can dull surfaces, she says. There’s a reason that cleaning-product recipes call for adding water.RECIPES:With the above basics in mind, here are a few recipes recommended by the pros.Window cleaner: For clean, streak-free windows, Condon, at Better Homes & Gardens, swears by the combination of 2 cups hot water, 1 tablespoon corn starch, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol. “I tested a bunch of recipes, and this one is hands-down the best for mirrors and windows,” she says.All-purpose cleaner: Sisco, at Real Simple, recommends combining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of castille soap, such as Dr. Bonner’s. For a stronger cleaner, she recommends mixing 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup vodka, 10 to 20 drops of essential oil and 1 1/2 cups water.Carpet cleaner: Sisco recommends blotting the stain then saturating it with club soda. “The bubbles will work the stain to the surface,” she says. Then coat it with a hefty dose of table salt, which will absorb the stain, she says. “Then just vacuum it up once it’s dry, maybe 12 hours later. It’s a good overnight cleaning solution, and great for wine and other stains. The key is to blot all excess stain before starting with club soda and salt.”Katherine Roth, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Benkirane Morocco Does Not Need Early Legislative Elections

Rabat – Morocco’s appointed Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has once again asserted that the new government will be composed only of the parties of the former majority and that he will not allow the country to conduct an early election.During the National Council of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), held Saturday in Bouznika, Benkirane said that negotiations with party leaders to form a government coalition have not evolved in the  right direction.Benkirane said he will negotiate only with both Aziz Akhannouch, Secretary General of the National Rally of Independents Party (RNI) and Mohand Laenser, Secretary-General of the Popular Movement (MP). He stressed that the government coalition will consist solely of the former majority parties, including the PJD, the Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS), the RNI and the MP.Benkirane noted that King Mohammed VI could have appointed another person as the head of government, but that the King democratically appointed the leader of the party that won the legislative elections, which were held on October 7, 2016.Benkirane went on to lambaste a political party without mentioning its name, saying, “The political opinion wonders. Is it acceptable that a party served by the legislative elections’ result blocks the formation of the government – [it] threatens that the government cannot be formed only with its participation and boasts that it has skills that the government cannot do anything without them, especially in terms of Morocco’s strategy to the African orientation?”After his appointment as Head of Government on October 10, Benkirane’s negotiations with party leaders to form the new government have come to a standstill. Benkirane has sought for the RNI and MP to relinquish their decision to also include the Social Union of Popular Forces Party (USFP) and the Constitutional Union (UC) in the coalition. read more

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Belarus making strides in combating human trafficking UN expert finds

“I am very impressed by the political commitment demonstrated at the highest level to combat all forms of trafficking in Belarus,” Joy Ngozi, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, said as she wrapped up a week-long visit to the country on 24 May.“Trafficking in persons is a huge global problem that has turned into one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world today, affecting virtually every country either as source, transit and/or destination country for women, children and men trafficked for the purposes of sexual labour or labour exploitation,” she stated.During the visit, which was carried out at the invitation of the Government, Ms. Ngozi met with senior officials and representatives of state institutions and non-governmental organizations working to combat trafficking. She also visited a shelter run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Territorial Center in the capital, Minsk, which provides a range of social assistance.Belarus has ratified the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons to the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol), under which States are required to take action to ensure the protection of trafficking victims, prevent trafficking and bring traffickers to justice.The country “is on the verge of occupying the unenviable status of being a source, transit and destination country, which undoubtedly is a growing concern to the Government and hence the good leadership it has shown in this field,” the Rapporteur said.Belarus has introduced legislation and amended its criminal code to effectively combat the scourge, while an action plan has been developed and is being implemented, she added.A high number of cases, also resulting in a high number of convictions, are being prosecuted. “The evidence of this huge success in prosecution indicates that the trafficking problem is not only real and serious in Belarus, but also that measures are being undertaken to deal with the menace,” Ms. Ngozi noted.She pointed out some areas in which the country could improve on this issue, such as boosting assistance to victims, ensuring that victims are not stigmatized, and addressing domestic violence which can perpetuate gender inequalities that can increase people’s vulnerability to trafficking.The Rapporteur, who was appointed to her position last June, reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity. 26 May 2009The United Nations independent expert on human trafficking today commended Belarus – which is creeping towards becoming a source, transit and destination country for victims – for its efforts to combat the scourge. read more

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UN Headquarters renovations on schedule project manager says

3 June 2009The head of the $1.9 billion United Nations Headquarters makeover said today that the plan was on schedule for completion in 2013 and, although a little over now, could finish within budget. Assistant Secretary-General Michael Adlerstein told a news conference in New York that the project – which includes relocating 6,500 UN staff members to a temporary building on the grounds or to rented spaces and completely renovating the 39-story Secretariat building – “remains on track.”He said the General Assembly had voted a budget of $1.876 billion and, after the adoption of a UN-adopted accelerated strategy, the projected cost-to-complete is about $90 million over that figure.“We were $219 million over budget last year, and we are still over-budget, but the gap is closing,” he said. “We continue to seek opportunities to align the project to the budget, and I remain confident that we will complete the project within the approved budget.” He said relocation of staff began in April and will continue with about 400 staff moves per weekend through October. In the last weeks of October, the Secretary-General and his senior staff will move out and the renovation of the Secretariat will begin.Of the 6,500 UN staff members who will be relocated by the end of October, approximately 5,000 work in the UN Headquarters complex. The 1,500 staff presently in offices outside the complex will also be moved to allow the departments to be better consolidated, he said.He added that a new glass face to the iconic “glass curtain” look of the UN headquarters would “likely” be in place by the end of 2010.“In some ways, the building will look almost done – from the outside, but with the new curtain wall in place, the interior work will just begin.”Last February Mr. Adlerstein said the renovation project will result in a significant “greening” of the landmark complex that will reduce energy consumption and operating costs, as well as shrink the world body’s carbon footprint. read more

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US felt SF had poor economic knowledge

The JVP is at the opposite end of the economic spectrum, has opposed privatization and UNP reforms in the past, supports a large role of the state, opposes foreign investment, and advocates for government welfare to protect society. Fonseka also supports providing 2,000 rupee monthly pensions to senior citizens (about $18 USD).Fonseka himself, however, prefers not to discuss future economic plans, the US cable added. The cable also quoted campaign strategist and economist Harsha de Silva as saying that Fonseka promised benefits to each economic segment of the population in order to gain votes. He has promised to increase the monthly salary of public servants by 10,000 rupees or approximately $ 90 USD per month (there are 1.2 million government employees). The United States had in 2010 felt that Sarath Fonseka had poor economic knowledge during the run-up to the 2010 Presidential elections.A leaked US cable, made public by Wikileaks, quoted the then US Deputy Chief of Mission in Sri Lanka Rebecca Cohn as saying that Fonseka is a military man who has publicly admitted that he has little knowledge of economic issues, and other than clamping down on corruption, he has no apparent economic program. Harsha De Silva, who is a prominent opposition economist, said that he was in charge of writing Fonseka’s economic manifesto for his possible administration, but it was an impossible task because the UNP and JVP are diametrically opposed.Instead of a positive economic agenda, De Silva recommended attacking President Rajapaksa for corruption and government waste, the cable said. (Colombo Gazette) The cable also said that during a lunch meeting Cohn had with UNP leader Ranil Wickramesinghe, his wife had said that Wickramesinghe and Fonseka should say something about the economy.However Wickramesinghe had demurred because the political parties backing Fonseka’s candidacy (primarily the liberal UNP and the leftist JVP) had completely different economic policies.Fonseka was a common candidate supported by the free market UNP and the far left JVP.  The UNP has supported privatization of state industries, an open economy and an increased role for the private sector. read more

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Metz defeats Buducnost in a friendly

The semi-finalist from last years Champions League, Buducnost Podgorica, continued their preparation for the new season in Hungary. There, they played a friendly match against the French Metz, which they lost with 23:20. Metz showed that the losing of the title in the French league was just a temporary weakness, and now they seem ready to win again the domestic title and perhaps even a good Champions League placement. Buducnost handballMetz handballWomen’s handball ← Previous Story Nikola Dzono to Cimos Koper! Next Story → Bjarte Myrhol operated from tumor

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Labour TD says party has ceded too much ground to the rightwing

first_imgA LABOUR PARTY TD has admitted that the party has lost some of its core principles in government and has “ceded too much ground to the right wing point of view”.Joanna Tuffy, who represents Dublin Mid-West, made her comments in an interview with The University Times magazine in which she also agreed that the party has become less democratic in recent years.Asked if Labour’s core principles have been lost, she said: “I suppose in some ways they have… I think we have ceded too much ground to the right wing point of view. We have a good influence in terms of ideas, but I think we have ceded too much ground.”Tuffy also agreed that some of the criticism of the party’s role in coalition government is justified but said that the scale of cuts would be worse were it not for Labour being in government.“I can sympathise with some of it,” she said of the criticism. “But if we weren’t in government it would be worse.“Labour would have an influence on many of the good things being done by this government. One good thing would be the decision to keep basic social welfare rates the same.”She said that the party’s hands have been “tied by the programme for government” pointing to the commitment not raise income tax as one that Fine Gael “are digging their heels in on”.Tuffy also agreed that the party has become less democratic and that the decision to reject a number of motions critical of the party from being included on its conference agenda is stifling debate.“There’s no doubt that there is tension between people at the top who want to manage the conference, and the members,” she said.Labour’s annual conference takes place in Killarney on 29 and 30 November.You can read the full interview on The University Times >‘A gross error of judgement’: Labour senator has “no confidence” in Rabbitte after Eirgrid appointmentRead: ‘The rich get away relatively free’: Ex-Labour councillor explains why he resignedlast_img read more

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Trailer Watch Which movie should you go see this weekend

first_imgWhat’s it rated? Short URL Thursday 15 Feb 2018, 8:30 PM What’s it rated? Black PantherShape of WaterFather FiguresNone of themVote 18,000 Views PLANNING ON HEADING to the cinema this weekend?There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid? We take a look.Black Panther Source: Marvel Entertainment/YouTubeWhat we knowRyan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) directs this latest Marvel film, which features an almost all-black cast, a hefty dose of Afro-futurism, and a fresh take on the superhero genre.What the critics say“Because Black Panther’s skills seem to rely more on gadgets than fantastical powers, his standalone Marvel outing actually feels more like a James Bond adventure than a conventional superhero movie at times…”- Variety“…a giddily enjoyable, convention-bucking 134-minute epic that somehow manages to simultaneously be a comic-book blockbuster, a pulsating espionage thriller and an Afro-futurist family saga. That it is only Coogler’s third film makes it all the more impressive.” – Empire None of them (1162) 24 Comments What’s it rated? RottenTomatoes: 8.3/10IMDB: 6.6/10The Shape of Water Source: FoxSearchlight/YouTubeWhat we knowGuillermo Del Toro’s latest, which features Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a woman who becomes enamoured with a creature from South America who’s kept prisoner in the government lab she works in.What the critics say“There are dark little details throughout The Shape Of Water, and it isn’t difficult to see the parallels del Toro’s drawing here: the racism, homophobia and small-mindedness that made certain relationships a social taboo in 60s America.” – Den of Geek“ The Shape of Water also makes good use of its setting in 1960s Baltimore, adding in an undertone of Cold War-era McCarthyism that provides some depth to the political climate, and some insight into the mindset of Strickland, who is undoubtedly the villain – and true monster – of the film.” – Screen Rant RottenTomatoes: 8.4/10IMDB: 7.8/10Father Figures Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTubeWhat we knowOwen Wilson and Ed Helms play twins who go on the search for their father.What the critics say“On the day their mother (Glenn Close) marries some cool cat played by Harry Shearer, they learn that their father isn’t dead, as they thought, but just unknown. Mom didn’t practice monogamy in the disco era.” – New York Times“Without giving anything away, it must be said that the mystery’s ultimate resolution makes the story preceding it feel like a cruel prank. And that a viewer would have to be quite a soft touch to respond to the pic’s attempts to generate fuzzy family-bonding vibes.” – Hollywood Reporter Father Figures (180) Poll Results: Share Tweet Email By Aoife Barry Shape of Water (1240) Black Panther (1585) Feb 15th 2018, 8:31 PM https://jrnl.ie/3847409 RottenTomatoes: 3.9/10IMDB: 4.9/10Which one would you go see first? Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Sporting Legends visit Defence Force Base

Sporting Legends visit Defence Force Base

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 27 Nov. ‘16 (RBDF): Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with four sports aficionados were recent special guests of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as they were hosted to a luncheon at the Coral Harbour Base.Spearheaded by organizers Enid Stuart and Oria Wood-Knowles, the delegation also included representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The national Hall of Fame honorees visiting the base included Sister Annie Thompson (Basketball), Nathaniel Knowles (Boxing), Dr. Willard Barr representing Ernie Barr (Boxing) and Oria Wood Knowles-representing Jim Wood (Baseball).They were received by Lieutenant Commander Michael Saunders, the Defence Force’s Base Executive Officer and Acting Lieutenant Commander Judy McDonald, who broke the Bahamian record in the women’s high jump event in 1988 at the Senior Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championship Games in Mexico.The delegation also paid a courtesy call on Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting).  Captain Bethel welcomed the athletes and their representatives to Coral Harbour Base and congratulated them for their individual and collective achievements in the sporting community.RBDF Photo one shows: Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with sports aficionados and representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture touring the Defence Force Base. Marine Seaman Collison Ingraham is sharing a conversation with Sister Annie Thompson.RBDF Photo two shows: Organizers of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame, along with sports aficionados and representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture at the Defence Force Base.Front Row (From left)-Mike Sands, Nathaniel Knowles (Honouree), Annie Thompson-(Honouree), Captain Tellis Bethel, Oria Wood-Knowles, Dr. Willard Barr (Honouree).Second Row (From left)-Lieutenant Commander Michael Saunders, Aileen Spencer, Enith Stuart.Third Row (From left)-Marguerite Bowe, Roosevelt Archer, Anastacia Ferguson, Myoshie Poitier.(RBDF Photos by Able Seaman Huden Johnson) Related Items:last_img read more

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San Diego Supervisors want tourniquets in parks government buildings

San Diego Supervisors want tourniquets in parks government buildings

first_img Updated: 9:52 AM Video Playerhttp://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/turniquets.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://www.kusi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/turniquets.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Board of Supervisors today is set to consider a proposal to keep tourniquets in government buildings to help boost survival rates in the event of a mass shooting.County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts advocate placing tourniquets at county parks and buildings, educating staff on how to use them and encouraging other public agencies to launch their own “Stop the Bleed” effort. The national campaign promotes knowledge of first aid to stop bleeding.The board today will vote whether to instruct county staff to study how to implement such a program.Jacob and Roberts likened placing tourniquets in parks and offices to the ubiquitous presence of defibrillators in public spaces. Easy access to the first aid devices means that bystanders can help someone while waiting for first responders to arrive, they said.“Controlling bleeding immediately is the most effective way to save a life,” according to a report prepared by Jacob and Roberts for their board colleagues. “Soldiers on the battlefield, law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics in our communities all carry and use tourniquets to control bleeding of the extremities.”Use of the tourniquets would not be limited to a mass shooting. Common traumas in San Diego County that cause bleeding include falls, traffic collisions and assaults, according to the supervisors.Mass shootings resulted in the death of 17 students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last month, 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last November and 58 attendees at a country music festival in Las Vegas last October.Locally, a shooter killed two people and injured 13 others at Santana High School in Santee in 2001, and an assailant in 1984 shot and killed 21 people and injured 19 others at a San Ysidro McDonald’s restaurant. Posted: March 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, March 27, 2018 San Diego Supervisors want tourniquets in parks, government buildingslast_img read more

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Watch Netflixs colorful new intro thatll ease you into its originals

first_imgSOME PERSONAL NEWS: Starting today there’s a new logo animation before our originals. It shows the spectrum of stories, languages, fans, & creators that make Netflix beautiful — now on a velvety background to better set the mood. And before you ask: no, the sound isn’t changing pic.twitter.com/itwYXRe6ZF— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) February 1, 2019 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 8 decluttering tips from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Now playing: Watch this: Get the most out of Netflix with these tips Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sarah Tew/CNET HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See at Turo $6 at Tidal I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET 2:01 15 Photos Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Apple iPhone XS Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. TV and Movies $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It Sarah Tew/CNET 0 7 Angela Lang/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $59 at eBay $299 at Amazon See at Amazon $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go.center_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $155 at Google Express $60 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read the Rylo camera preview The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Chris Monroe/CNET Turo $999 Netflix,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays The Cheapskate Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Post a comment Rylo Comments $999 See It $520 at HP $210 at Best Buy Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See it Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Tags Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Share your voice Boost Mobile Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Netflix on Friday unveiled a new intro for its original series, which will change how shows like Stranger Things and Black Mirror begin.The new intro swaps out the white background with the Netflix logo for a black background with a red N. The N them zooms toward the screen, turning into a spectrum of colors as it gets closer.And the “ba-dum” sound isn’t going anywhere. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Google Home Hub review Tags Amazonlast_img read more

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Sushma Swaraj denies reports of appointment as Andhra Pradesh Governor

first_img Close Pak Woman Tweets Sushma Swaraj IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The tweet was deleted soon after.About an hour later, Sushma clarified that she met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu regarding with her demitting the office of the Minister of External Affairs.The news about my appointment as Governor of Andhra Pradesh is not true.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 10, 2019I called on the Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji on demitting office as Minister of External affairs. This was enough for Twitter to appoint me as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 10, 2019A Home Ministry spokesperson also reportedly denied the claims of Swaraj’s appointment. However, social media went abuzz with the initial news of Swaraj becoming the governor of AP. Praise and wishes poured in from all directions, with people applauding the move.Swaraj had opted out of the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons. She had to take a break from work for months in 2016 because of a diabetes condition. She had a kidney transplant, for which she had to be away for three months. Sushma clarified that she met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu regarding her demitting the office of the Minister of External Affairs.Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Union minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter on Monday to deny reports of her appointment as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. The clarification came after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan congratulated Swaraj for her appointment.”Congratulations to senior BJP leader, my sister and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ji on being appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Your long experience in different fields will be beneficial to the people of the state,” Vardhan had posted.last_img read more

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Genocide still taking place against Rohingya UN investigators

Genocide still taking place against Rohingya UN investigators

first_imgGenocide is still taking place against Rohingya Muslims. File photo of Rohingya exodusGenocide is still taking place against Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar and the government is increasingly demonstrating it has no interest in establishing a fully functioning democracy, UN investigators said Wednesday.Marzuki Darusman, chair of the UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar, said thousands of Rohingya are still fleeing to Bangladesh, and the estimated 250,000 to 400,000 who have stayed following last year’s brutal military campaign in the Buddhist-majority country “continue to suffer the most severe” restrictions and repression.”It is an ongoing genocide that is taking place at the moment,” he told a news conference Wednesday.Darusman said the requirements for genocide, except perhaps for killings, “continue to hold” for Rohingya still in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. These include causing serious bodily harm, inflicting conditions designed to destroy the Rohingya, and imposing measures to prevent births, he said.Myanmar’s UN ambassador, Hau Do Suan, called the fact-finding mission “flawed, biased and politically motivated” and said the government “categorically rejects” its inference of “genocidal intent.”Yanghee Lee, the UN special investigator on human rights in Myanmar, said she and many others in the international community hoped the situation under Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “would be vastly different from the past — but it is really not that much different from the past.”Lee added later that she thinks Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former political prisoner who now leads Myanmar’s civilian government, “is in total denial” about accusations that the military in Buddhist-majority Myanmar raped, murdered and tortured Rohingya and burned their villages, sending over 700,000 fleeing to Bangladesh since August 2017.”The government is increasingly demonstrating that it has no interest and capacity in establishing a fully functioning democracy where all its people equally enjoy all their rights and freedoms,” Lee said. “It is not upholding justice and rule of law” that Suu Kyi “repeatedly says is the standard to which all in Myanmar are held.”If this were the case, she said, fair laws would be applied impartially to all people, impunity would not rein, “and the law would not be wielded as a weapon of oppression.”Suu Kyi’s government has rejected independent international investigations into the alleged abuses of Rohingya and has commissioned its own probe. The government has also rejected the report by the fact-finding mission, which said some top military leaders should be prosecuted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against the Rohingya.”The Myanmar government’s hardened positions are by far the greatest obstacle,” Darusman told reporters.”Its continued denials, its attempts to shield itself under the cover of national sovereignty and its dismissal of 444 pages of details about the facts and circumstances of recent human rights violations that point to the most serious crimes under international law” strengthens the need for international action because “accountability cannot be expected from the national processes,” he said.Darusman and Lee spoke ahead of a Security Council meeting that began with a vote on whether Darusman should be allowed to brief members.He was given a green light with the minimum nine “yes” votes from the U.S., Britain, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru and Poland. China, which is Myanmar’s neighbor and ally, Russia and Bolivia voted “no” and Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained.Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused supporters of the briefing of “torpedoing consensus” in the council and forcing council members “to engage in loud-speaker diplomacy.”He said the fact-finding mission didn’t go to Rakhine state, called its report “too biased,” and said the international community should help Myanmar and Bangladesh resolve the Rohingya refugee problem.Chinese Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu later echoed Nebenzia, calling the report’s conclusions “lopsided” and “not credible” and saying the international community should work on returning the refugees.Lee stressed that their “repatriation is not possible now.””I will not encourage any repatriation,” the UN envoy said. “Conducive conditions means they should not go back to … the oppressive laws, the discrimination. The minimum they need is freedom of movement, access to basic health services.”Lee said “there’s been a lot of progress in terms of economic development and infrastructure, but in the area of ‘democratic space’ and people’s right to claim back their land … there is no progress.””Right now, it’s like an apartheid situation where Rohingyas still living in Myanmar … have no freedom of movement,” Lee said. “The camps, the shelters, the model villages that are being built, it’s more of a cementing of total segregation or separation from the Rakhine ethnic community.”At the council meeting, Darusman said the fact-finding mission concluded that last year’s events were “a human rights catastrophe that was foreseeable and planned,” and it conservatively estimates there were “10,000 Rohingya deaths.””Remaining Rohingya in Rakhine state are at grave risk,” he said, and returning Rohingya from Bangladesh would be “tantamount to condemning them to life as sub-humans and further mass killing.”Darusman said the Security Council should the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court or another international tribunal and also impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, a ban on transactions with all military-related enterprises and sanctions against those alleged to be most responsible for atrocities against the Rohingya.”There can be no ‘moving on’ from this crisis without addressing its root causes — all of which continue to exist today, primarily the presence of an unaccountable military that acts with complete impunity,” he said.The Netherlands’ deputy UN ambassador, Lise Gregoire Van Haaren, said her government will push quickly for a Security Council resolution that would refer Myanmar to the ICC.But council action appeared highly unlikely because of its deep divisions and almost certain opposition from China and Russia, both veto-wielding council members.”I’m very aware that there might be pushback, but having pushback is never a reason not to try,” Van Haaren said. “So we are going to have a really ambitious aim for the negotiations” on a possible resolution “and let’s see where we get.”Myanmar’s Suan said the Independent Commission of Inquiry established by the government will investigate alleged human rights violations, and “we will never accept any calls for referral of Myanmar to the ICC.”last_img read more

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Son of Late West Baltimore Activist Looks to Raise Donations through Free

Son of Late West Baltimore Activist Looks to Raise Donations through Free

first_imgKibwe Shelton with his mother, the late West Baltimore activist Gwen Shelton. Kibwe will offer a free fitness class on May 2, in Druid Hill Park to raise donations for those affected by the rioting that took place in West Baltimore. (Photo courtesy of Kibwe Shelton)“Our community is worth saving,” the late Gwen Shelton said in late 2013, during the last meeting of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association over which she presided.With Shelton’s beloved West Baltimore community rocked by the unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, her son, Kibwe Shelton, hopes to put his mother’s sentiment into action by offering a free fitness class this weekend to raise donations for those affected by the looting that occurred earlier in the week.Shelton has been a physical trainer for eight years, working with all fitness levels and specializing in training athletes.“Saturday morning we’re going to get together,” he said. “It will be low-intensity exercise [as] I just want to get people together, and most of all raise money to donate to the community, especially the community where my mom is from.”“I know a lot of people were offset by all the looting and all the rioting going on, so if I can give whatever it is—monetary, clothes, food, water,” he added. “Whatever I can give.”The class will take place May 2, at 8:30 a.m. by the tennis courts in Druid Hill Park. Shelton is asking for cash or tangible goods donations, which he will donate to recovery efforts in his mother’s name.Gwen Shelton was a long-time activist in Baltimore, served as president of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association. The group advocates for a neighborhood that borders the Sandtown-Winchester community where Freddie Gray was raised.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

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Port These Lost Nintendo Games to the Switch

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch In less than two weeks, we’ll learn so much more about the Nintendo Switch. After a live unveiling next Thursday full of details and games, Nintendo is letting folks gets their hands on its latest console, and Geek.com will be there! Rumors are flying fast and furious about just what will be revealed at the event, and one of the most recent, tantalizing suggestions is that Nintendo will finally bring Mother 3 to the West with a Switch port.If you don’t know, Mother 3 is the sequel to EarthBound, known as Mother 2 in Japan. It’s the game Lucas came from before popping up in Smash Bros. Originally developed as an N64 game, Mother 3 eventually arrived on the GBA in 2006, but only in Japan. Since then, the small but ravenous EarthBound community has been clamoring for the game, to the point of making their own well-received but questionably legal fan translation in 2008.So will Mother 3 at long last make its official American appearance at the Switch conference next week? It’s not too hard to believe. An EarthBound re-release seemed impossible until it showed up on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2013. A Mother 1 re-release seemed even less likely, as it was localized but never released in America, but in 2015 it made its surprise English debut as EarthBound Beginnings. Nintendo has even made fun of Mother 3 fans during E3 sketches. At least they’re admitting the game exists!But why stop at Mother 3? Tons of great Nintendo game have never left Japan. Here are some we’d like to play on the Nintendo Switch.Devil WorldAs you may have seen during our Gifted and Talented Program, Devil World for the NES is basically Pac-Man… but you’re being terrorized by a blue devil in a little thong. As he physically shifts the maze around, you must adjust your movement plans on the fly. It’s a neat twist on the Pac-Man formula. Unfortunately, the religious imagery kept this one from coming to America. Here’s hoping the Switch is a lot more secular.Doshin the GiantAnother vaguely religious game, Doshin the Giant is Nintendo’s take on the god game genre. But instead of controlling populations as some disembodied deity players become a friendly yellow giant who answers prayers, changes the land, and saves his followers from natural disasters up close and personal. Originally released on the Japan-only Nintendo 64DD accessory, the game was later ported to the GameCube in Japan and Europe. If the Switch offers GameCube Virtual Console games, Doshin the Giant would be a great, surprise pick.Joy Mech FightBefore Smash Bros. (but after Urban Champion) Nintendo dabbled in the fighting game genre with Joy Mech Fight. While other games were chasing Street Fighter’s focus on martial artists, Joy Mech Fight’s shockingly large 36-character roster is comprised of weird robots with floating heads and limbs. It’s like Mega Man meets Rayman but a fighting game. Originally released on the NES after the Super Nintendo had already hit its stride, Joy Mech Fight is currently only available on the Japanese and South Korean Virtual Console. Time to change that with the Switch.Disaster: Day of CrisisMonolith Soft is known for its epic role-playing games like the Xenogears, Xenosaga, and Xenoblade franchises. But the developer’s first game after being acquired by Nintendo is the pulpy, cheesy action game Disaster: Day of Crisis for the Wii. In this interactive Roland Emmerich movie, players control tough guy Ray Bryce saving the world from volcanoes, earthquakes, and nuclear-armed terrorists. This game isn’t great, but we still want to see it on the Switch because it premiered in America during E3 2006 but never actually came out here.Captain RainbowWho doesn’t love watching a bunch of Nintendo characters hang out? But in Captain Rainbow you won’t find Mario or Link or Pikachu. Instead, obscure Nintendo characters like Birdo and Lip and Takamaru have come to the mysterious Mimin Island to make their dreams come true. And as the Power Ranger-esque Captain Rainbow, you’ll help them. Given how thoroughly Japanese this game is, it’s not surprising it hasn’t come west. But if Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE can come out here anything is possible.Star Fox 2A SNES sequel to the original Star Fox was essentially finished before being cancelled in 1995 due to the upcoming N64. A lot of its ideas, from a bipedal Arwing chicken form to a nonlinear map, were incorporated into later Star Fox games. Still, it doesn’t feel right knowing there’s a complete Star Fox out there just waiting to be played. Nintendo could easily fix this mistake by releasing Star Fox 2 for the first time on the Switch.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Germanybased Bayer reportedly plans to cut around

Germanybased Bayer reportedly plans to cut around

first_img Germany-based Bayer reportedly plans to cut around 12,000 jobs globally following its recent takeover of U.S. company Monsanto.The cuts will account for about one in ten workers globally, with a “significant number” going in Germany, the BBC reported.Bayer will also sell brands including Dr Scholl’s foot care and Coppertone sunscreen, as well as its animal health division which could be worth up to US$8 billion.Shares in the German drug giant have fallen more than a third this year, with investors fearing the ramifications of some 9,000 lawsuits brought over the alleged carcinogenic effects of Monsanto weedkillers.In August Bayer shares dropped sharply after a US ruling linking glyphosate to cancer. Glyphosate, which Bayer says is safe, and is one of the most commonly used weed killers in the world, is used in Monsanto’s Roundup and RangerPro.The US$66 billion merger with Monsanto in 2016 created the world’s biggest seeds and pesticides company.Its decision to sell its animal health business means Bayer will now focus on pharmaceuticals, consumer health and crop science. More than 4,000 jobs in the combined crop science division will go by the end of 2021, the BBC reported.”These changes are necessary and lay the foundation for Bayer to enhance its performance and agility,” Bayer chief executive Werner Baumann was quoted as saying. Monsanto dealt first Australian lawsuit over cance … November 30 , 2018 U.S.: Monsanto hit with US$80M verdict in first fe … You might also be interested in Bayer faces second U.S. trial over alleged Roundup … U.S. jury urged to “send message” to Monsanto as R …last_img read more

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Akel begins candidate search in earnest

Akel begins candidate search in earnest

first_imgMain opposition Akel’s political bureau began discussion with regard to the profile of its candidate for next year’s presidential elections on Friday, with names on the table following initial discussion last month over the criteria the party’s nominee should fulfil.“The political bureau found that implementing the planning [for the selection of a candidate] is proceeding in accordance with the timeline set,” it said in a statement.“It also began discussion as regards the candidate’s political profile, which will continue in future sessions.”In April, the political bureau decided that the candidate to be selected should not come from within the party.With the exception of former President Demetris Christofias in 2008, Akel has never run a party member for president.In 2003, it supported Diko leader Tassos Papadopoulos, who won in a first-round landslide.Fifteen years earlier, Akel managed to elect George Vassiliou, a successful businessman, to the presidency.It is understood that the party is looking to replicate the 1988 success.Last week, rumours that Akel had agreed to back Sir Stelios Hadji-Ioannou – of easyJet fame – for president.Hadji-Ioannou denied being interested, but the rumour had already raised more than a few eyebrows among social media users and, reportedly, other candidates and even the presidential palace.According to daily Politis, Akel’s leadership has prepared a shortlist, which includes businessman Mike Spanos and lawyer Achilleas Demetriades.With regard to the rumours that the party is considering Spanos, Akel leader Andros Kyprianou said he would “not comment on every name that is written”.“Everyone should be a little patient,” he said.“It is not Andros Kyprianou, nor the party’s leadership, that will decide on who the nominee will be. We have lost track of the names making the rounds on a daily basis, so I’m not going to comment.”Spanos has confirmed being approached by Akel to online business news portal www.inbusinessnews.com, but said that, should he decide to run in the elections, he would only do so as an independent.An Economics graduate from University of North Carolina, Spanos has sat on the board of Heineken-Lanitis Cyprus, Lumiere TV Public, A. Petsas & Sons Public Ltd, and Cyprialife Insurance Ltd.He currently sits on the board of Coca Cola Cyprus, a member of the Lanitis group, and a senior director at the Bank of Cyprus.Spanos is also CEO of Business Power Ltd and director of Green Dot.Demetriades, son of Nicosia mayor for over 25 years Lellos, is also a contender, though not the only one.He studied law at University of Southampton, and international law at Georgetown as a Fulbright scholar.He has practiced law in Cyprus since 1988 and represented several displaced Cypriots at the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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