Bridge connecting Chown and Cairns reopens

The pedestrian bridge connecting the Cairns and Mackenzie Chown complexes has been re-opened.The bridge, which links the third floors of both facilities, was closed in April to accommodate changes to the doors located at either end of the bridge, as well as rewiring and recertifying security systems.The changes enhance the access to and security of both buildings.

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first_imgNick Carbone is now news domain expert at Dataminr. Formerly, he was homepage and breaking news editor at TIME.Mashable has named Josh Dickey editor of its new entertainment vertical. Dickey left TheWrap, where he was managing editor.Saul Rosenberg is now chief content officer at Nielsen. He previously served as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.Akiba Solomon is the new editorial director at Colorlines. She was the brand’s managing editor.HGTV Magazine has named Kate English as associate publisher, marketing. English was previously the magazine’s executive director of integrated marketing.Rick Hamann is the new senior vice president of Onion labs at Onion Inc. He was formerly senior vice president and group creative director at Energy BBDO.Scholastic named Heather McIntosh Cassano as its chief experience officer. Before joining the company she had the same role at Pearson. David Perel has joined Bauer Media as editorial director of In Touch and Life & Style. Perel was previously with AMI, where he served as executive vice president of digital content.M named Jim Windolf as its new editor-in-chief. He was previously serving as a senior consulting editor for the magazine. Peter Goodman left his role as executive business editor at The Huffington Post and joined the International Business Times as editor-in-chief.Guggenheim Media has named Mike Bruno vice president of He was previously assistant managing editor at Entertainment Weekly. Also, Will Lee joined the company as vice president of digital content for The Hollywood Reporter. Lee was at Penske Media, where he was vice president of strategy.last_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About 360 Painting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week.  In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting 360 Painting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”last_img

This GoProalternative 4K sport camera can be yours for 39 Update Sold

first_img Tags Dbpower Your phone can probably shoot great video, but you wouldn’t use it while mountain biking. Or snorkeling. Or cliff jumping. That’s what sport cameras are for.Before you spend hundreds on a GoPro, however, consider one of the many affordable alternatives. Like this one: For a limited time, and while supplies last, NY Direct US (via Amazon) has the DBPower EX7000 4K sport camera for $38.99 with promo code PFZJXPEZ. There are three different camera models available on this page; make sure the EX7000 is selected, otherwise the code won’t work.See it at AmazonThis camera ticks many of the important boxes: touchscreen, Wi-Fi, wrist remote, waterproof housing, companion app and so on. It can capture up to 4K resolution at 25 frames per second, but it also does lower resolutions at up to 60 fps.How does the image quality compare to that of a GoPro? I mean, let’s be honest, it’s not even close. But is it good enough, especially considering the price? I checked out a few EX7000 footage samples on YouTube, and while some looked quite good, others were pretty meh.If you decide to pull the trigger, you’ll need a Class 10 microSD card to store your video. Here’s a Kingston 64GB card for a mere $8.65.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 9 Share your voice Commentscenter_img 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. Cameras The Cheapskatelast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Tuesday Aug 7 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowProposal would have either Walker or Begich drop out of raceAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau“I think there’s a lot of what I would call anxiety in the center and the left of the political spectrum in Alaska,” said Hollis French, who wants Walker and Begich to agree that someone drop out to eliminate political anxiety. Begich supports the idea, but Walker rejected it.Alaska House candidate Hart asks voters not to consider himAbbey Collins, KHNS – HainesA Haines candidate for Alaska House District 33 is asking the public not to vote for him.Legislative Council votes against adding Friday hours for legislative information officesAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe nonpartisan Legislative Affairs Agency made a two-part proposal: the first part would close the Unalaska legislative information office; and the second part would have used the savings to keep the 22 other LIOs open on Friday afternoons when the Legislature is out of session.Governor Walker signs bill increasing medical cost transparency, access to health servicesErin McKinstry, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA new Alaska law aims to increase transparency about medical costs and expand access to behavioral health services.Groups seek to influence Murkowski on Kavanaugh voteAssociated PressThe political arm of the National Rifle Association says it’s running a TV ad in Alaska urging Sen. Lisa Murkowski to confirm President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.Comment period extended for draft Donlin reclamation planKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelA state agency is extending the deadline for the proposed Donlin mine’s draft reclamation plans. The project would be one of the biggest gold mines in the world.Y-K nonprofit looking at how rural Alaska handles alcoholKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelIn October, Bethel residents have a big decision to make: whether or not alcohol sales will remain legal. Now a non-profit wants to study how Bethel and the surrounding region have dealt with local option, both in the past and present.In Palmer, Surgeon General says preventing addiction requires looking at larger community problemsAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Surgeon General is traveling around Alaska talking about the opioid epidemic. Though he sees progress, he says the community needs to form new partnerships to address larger issues to get to the root of the problem.High level military to visit Anchorage this weekZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOn Wednesday, Secretary of the Army, Doctor Mark Esper, is holding a short press conference at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The next day, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will be at JBER.New business offers shuttle service between Whitehorse and HainesHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesIf you don’t own a car, finding a way to get to Whitehorse from Haines can be challenging. For years, there hasn’t been any regular transportation service between the two cities. David Simmons is hoping to change that with his new business Hinterland Express.Togiak’s slow but steady salmon run cracks recordAustin Fast, KDLG – DillinghamTogiak has Bristol Bay’s smallest and latest salmon run, but it’s following the Nushagak’s lead and broke through 1980’s total run record of 1.2 million sockeye on Monday. Follow this set net crew out on the water in Togiak Bay.Sugpiaq artist shares work, culture with Kodiak residentsDaysha Eaton, KMXT – KodiakTraditional Sugpiaqa artist, Andrew Abyo visited Kodiak over the weekend as a guest of the Alutiiq Museum and Archeological Repository.last_img read more

Go the eLoc way find addresses digitally across the country

first_imgRepresentational image of digital mapping.PixabayMapmyIndia, a digital mapping firm, on Monday announced the launch of eLoc, a facility to locate addresses digitally. eLoc is a six-character, free-to-use tool that can be used by people and enterprises, especially those in logistics. Read: Moneyfront claims to have 1,100 MF investors using its robo advisory”eLoc of any place, be it a building/flat/office/business/city/village/locality/road and so on, is a short, 6 character code (for e.g. 8GDTYX, or MMI000), which is easy to remember, share, type and provide,” the Delhi-based mapping firm said in a statement.There are multiple benefits to users, according to the firm. “eLoc will help Indian travellers and commuters search, share and navigate to destinations’ exact doorstep far more easily and quickly. It will also reduce time, money, fuel wastage and expenses for businesses in the ecommerce, transportation, logistics and field operations domains,” MapmyIndia said.MapmyIndia currently has about 2 crore eLocs on its digital address database encompassing about 7,000 urban locations and more than six lakh village addresses. Users who are currently availing of eLoc include individuals, companies and government organisations.Flipkart, Qualcomm Ventures and Zenrin are investors in CE Info Systems Pvt. Ltd., the owner of MapmyIndia. The company was co-founded by Rakesh Verma and Rashmi Verma.The other tools of the company include SafeMate, a personal GPS safety device for women, children, and families, and DriveMate, a plug and play device that connects users to their cars.last_img read more

SC extends stay on Apan Jewellers owners bail order

first_imgApan JewellersThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its earlier order until 8 January that stayed the High Court order granting bail to three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases, reports UNB.The owners are Dildar Ahmed, Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed.A five-member bench, led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, passed the order after hearing petition filed by the state.On 21 December the Chamber Judge of the Supreme Court extended its earlier order until 2 January in the money laundering cases.Earlier on 18 December a special bench of the Chamber Judge stayed the bail order of the High Court until 21 December and set today (Thursday) for next hearing of the petitions in the scheduled vacation bench.On 14 December, the High Court granted the bail to the three owners of Apan Jewellers in three money laundering cases.On 22 November last, the HC issued five separate rules in five money laundering cases filed against them.last_img read more

Effort to Remove Obstacle for CrossBorder Pipelines Moves Forward

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:05 Listen Travis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaA construction site for a pipeline that recently began moving natural gas from West Texas to Mexico.A bill moving forward in Congress would remove one of the few barriers to cross-border pipelines.The measure, known as the “Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act”, would strip the executive branch of its decision-making power over these projects.Remember how President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline, and then President Trump approved it?They both had that power because of “presidential permits”, which the State Department approves or denies for various border projects.This bill would get rid of those permits for pipelines and leave the authority with federal agencies.“It takes politics out of the decision-making, and that is bad news for environmentalists,” says Jorge Piñon, head of the Latin American and Caribbean Energy Program at the University of Texas.If you’re an energy company, you don’t want your project subject to political whims, so this bill would be great. But since pipeline are driven by markets, political pressure is almost the only tool opponents have, particularly when it comes to pipelines headed south.“There has never been any opposition from the U.S. government to build natural gas pipelines to Mexico,” Piñon explains.Experts say while the bill would remove an obstacle to cross-border pipelines, it wouldn’t necessarily lead to more of them – the number of projects is driven by demand. The bill is backed by Houston Democratic Rep. Gene Green and Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin. It recently passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Share Xlast_img read more

Santa Fe High School Had A Shooting Plan Armed Officers And Practice

first_img Share REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/Via Texas TribunePolice tape in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on May 20, 2018.They, like so many others, thought they had taken the steps to avoid this.The school district had an active-shooter plan, and two armed police officers walked the halls of the high school. School district leaders had even agreed last fall to eventually arm teachers and staff under the state’s school marshal program, one of the country’s most aggressive and controversial policies intended to get more guns into classrooms.They thought they were a hardened target, part of what’s expected today of the American public high school in an age when school shootings occur with alarming frequency. And so a death toll of 10 was a tragic sign of failure and needing to do more, but also a sign, to some, that it could have been much worse.“My first indication is that our policies and procedures worked,” J.R. “Rusty” Norman, president of the school district’s board of trustees, said Saturday, standing exhausted at his front door. “Having said that, the way things are, if someone wants to get into a school to create havoc, they can do it.”The mass shooting — which killed 10 people and wounded 10 others in this rural community outside Houston — again highlighted the despairing challenge at the center of the ongoing debate over how to make the nation’s schools safer. It also hints at a growing feeling of inevitability, a normalization of what should be impossible tragedies.The gunman in Santa Fe used a pistol and a shotgun, firearms common to many South Texas homes, firearms he took from his father, police said. So there were no echoes of the calls to ban assault rifles or raise the minimum age for gun purchases that came after the shooting three months ago in Parkland, Fla.Most residents here didn’t blame any gun for the tragedy down the street. Many of them pointed to a lack of religion in schools.“It’s not the guns. It’s the people. It’s a heart problem,” said Sarah Tassin, 61. “We need to bring God back into the schools.” Texas politicians are pushing to focus on school security — the hardening of targets. Gov. Greg Abbott said he planned to hold roundtable discussions starting Tuesday on how to make schools even more secure. One idea he and other state officials mentioned was limiting the number of entrances to the facilities. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, said Congress eventually would consider legislation focused on “hardening targets and adding more school metal detectors and school police officers.”But the horror in Santa Fe shows that there are limits there, too. Norman said he saw school security as a way to control, not prevent, school violence. And the school district had some practice. In February, two weeks after the Parkland shooting, Santa Fe High went into lockdown after a false alarm of an active-shooter situation, resulting in a huge emergency response. The school won a statewide award for its safety program.“We can never be over-prepared,” Norman said. “But we were prepared.”His school board approved a plan in November to allow some school staff members to carry guns, joining more than 170 school districts in Texas that have made similar plans. But Santa Fe was still working on it, Norman said. People needed to be trained. Details needed to be worked out, such as a requirement that school guns fire only frangible bullets, which break into small pieces and are unlikely to pass through victims, as a way to limit the danger to innocent students.All of these efforts, Norman said, are “only a way to mitigate what is happening.”The search for red flags about the alleged gunman’s intentions continued Saturday — another familiar hallmark of school shootings. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old student who police said confessed to the shooting, was being held without bond at a jail in Galveston. Wearing a trench coat, he allegedly opened fire in an art class, moving through the room shooting at teachers and students, and talking to himself. He approached a supply closet where students were barricaded inside, and he shot through the windows saying “surprise,” said Isabelle Laymance, 15.The gunman shot a school police officer who approached him, then talked with other officers, offering to surrender. The entire episode lasted a terrifying 30 minutes, according to witnesses and court records.The Pagourtzis family released a statement Saturday saying they are “shocked and confused” by what happened and that the incident “seems incompatible with the boy we love.” Nicholas Poehl, the Galveston attorney for Pagourtzis, said his client appeared “pretty dazed” when he met with him Saturday and that it would take time for him to learn what happened.The alleged gunman’s classmates and parents said they saw no signs of trouble before the shooting, though some said he had seemed somewhat depressed in recent months.Bertha Bland, whose grandson is good friends with Pagourtzis, said she knew the teenager well and described him as “an outstanding kid” and a good student. Scott Pearson, whose son played football with Pagourtzis, described him as a quiet, normal kid. He didn’t talk to him much when he took him home from football practices, but he never got the impression that he was dangerous. He noticed that Pagourtzis regularly wore a trench coat but didn’t think much of it.“Kids do weird stuff,” Pearson said. “I don’t understand when my son wears a hoodie out in 90-degree heat, either.” Pagourtzis improved as a football player between sophomore and junior years, moving from second to first string as a defensive tackle on the junior varsity squad, according to Rey Montemayor, an 18-year old senior quarterback. Pagourtzis spent a lot of time in the weight room. Eventually Pagourtzis, who wore number 69, was doing reps of 185 pounds on the bench press.  “He worked hard,” Montemayor said. “Even got stronger than me.”On the team, Pagourtzis was well liked and respected, even though he mostly kept to himself, ear buds in his ears in the hallways and in the locker room. He was “very normal, cool,” Montemayor said. “He would joke around but was also quiet — not an open book.”Local and federal officials revealed little new information about the shooting or the investigation on Saturday. So far, investigators have not found any link to terrorism or political extremism in the suspect’s background that would offer a motive for the attack, according to a person close to the investigation.The evidence recovered in the first day of the probe suggests that the suspect was a disturbed young man without any particular ideology, though it is still early in the investigation and new facts could emerge, the person said.Authorities here said police reacted as they should have to the shooting incident, praising the initial response, which included two school police officers trying to intervene, though they have not yet provided details of the interaction that led to the teen’s surrender. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry described the quick actions of the school police officers as “very critical.” Santa Fe Independent School District Police Chief Walter Braun said at a news conference that the police officer wounded in the shooting was in “critical but stable condition” at a hospital. He said his officers “did what they were trained for. They went in immediately.”Some students, escorted by police, were briefly allowed back on the school campus to retrieve backpacks and their vehicles. But the high school remained cordoned off as a crime scene.The town did not come to a standstill as it dealt with the aftermath of the shooting: People still ran errands and had yard sales and barbecues. The community library closed “out of respect for the victims,” but organizers of a library benefit sale decided to hold their event as planned in the lobby and parking lot. The Santa Fe High baseball team was still scheduled for a playoff game Saturday night after canceling one on the day of the shooting.The shooting didn’t seem to rattle beliefs or prompt the calls for change that followed the Parkland shooting. Norman Franzke, 69, whose granddaughter safely escaped Santa Fe High, noted that guns have been part of the culture here for generations. When he attended, students kept shotguns on racks in their pickups, ready for hunting after school.“I don’t think this will change the mentality of this community,” Franzke said. “There may be some changes in how kids enter and leave school. But even then, he was a student, so he would still have had access.”At Red Cap restaurant, a popular diner down the road from the high school, the sign outside no longer advertised fried green tomatoes and Boudin balls. It had been changed to read “Prayers for Santa Fe.”Inside, Tassin, who works at Red Cap, teared up as she thought about all the teens and their parents who stop in there. She considers them family. But she didn’t blame guns for Friday’s shooting. She didn’t blame mental health. She didn’t know where to lay blame. There had been so many school shootings. And now, at Santa Fe High. Something was going on, she said. But she didn’t know what.Devlin Barrett, Julie Tate, Alice Crites and Jennifer Jenkins in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more

US medical group takes stand against intersex surgery on children

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in the United States has taken a stance against performing unnecessary surgery on intersex children. Protesting intersex surgeries | Photo: Flickr/Stuart Crawford The organization, which was founded in 1947, issued the new guidelines earlier this year.Intersex people are those born with variations in their sex characteristics. This can include chromosomes, gonads, sex hormones, or genitals.Most of the time, these variations are benign and non-threatening, meaning intersex surgery is largely cosmetic. Doctors regularly began performing surgery on intersex infants and children in the 1960s.Rationale for this action stemmed from surgery prior to adult memory would be less traumatic, as well as a single gender identity being preferable (especially with ‘clear’ genitalia). Parents also sometimes wanted to ‘fix’ their children.Vocal criticism gained steam in the 1990s, especially with the founding of the Intersex Society of North America in 1993.Some studies have found negative consequences of these invasive surgeries, including scarring, incontinence, sterilization, and psychological trauma.Unnecessary and harmful‘Many intersex children are subjected to genitalia-altering surgeries in infancy and early childhood without their consent or assent,’ the AAFP wrote in their statement.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- ‘The surgery can lead to decreased sexual function and increased substance use disorders and suicide. Scientific evidence does not support the notion that variant genitalia confer a greater risk of psychosocial problems.’Several other medical and non-medical organizations have also condemned the practice.They include the World Health Organization, three former US surgeons-general, Physicians for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Lambda Legal, the ACLU, and more.Recently, California became the first state in the US to stand up for intersex rights.More from Gay Star NewsThis intersex man made a film inspired by his life – and it’s taking over the worldNot everyone benefits from WHO removing gender dysphoria as a mental disorderDon’t ride the LGBTI wave if you’re not going to include everyoneGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . California becomes the first state to stand behind intersex rightsFive alternative terms you can use instead of LGBTWorld Tourism with IGLTA2017 turns to a Rainbow in St. Petersburg, FloridaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Destination France event highlights countrys challenges – and beautiful inspirations

first_img Friday, March 1, 2019 Destination France event highlights country’s challenges – and beautiful inspirations Posted by MONTREAL — France continues to fascinate thanks to its exceptional history. This was the theme chosen by Atout France, France’s tourism development agency in Canada, for its seventh ‘Destination France’ travel industry roadshow.“The choice of the theme of our tour, France Stories, was for Atout France the opportunity to draw the attention of the press and professionals to the huge heritage offering in France and overseas regions,” Marie-Andrée Boucher, Atout France’s head of press relations, told Travelweek’s sister publication Profession Voyages at the Montreal show recently.Destination France 2019 brought together 27 French partners to present their tourist regions and products to Canadian professionals. The event, which began in Montreal, continued in Toronto before landing in Calgary and Vancouver.Agents turned out to the shows in droves looking for new products for their clients.Melanie Paul-Hus, Director, Atout France Canada“The aim of this tour is to show the novelties of France and connect tour operators and travel consultants with representatives of French destinations and their tourist products. We are happy to have such a beautiful delegation,” said Melanie Paul-Hus, Atout France’s Canada Director.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsFrance, however, faces significant hurdles, not least of which are the recent ‘Yellow Vest’ protest demonstrations and the widespread media coverage. “I think that the news brings challenges,” says Paul-Hus. “At present, we do not know if social movements have had an impact on the motivations of Canadian travellers, but we are confident. All cities are well organized to welcome tourists in the best conditions, despite the events.Paul-Hus says France is also working to promote ‘slow tourism’ in France, to help combat overtourism. “We know that travelers will stop in Paris, but it is not a final and unique destination. Many offers are located less than two hours from Paris. The Val de Loire region, in the spotlight this year, is a good example. It is rare that one visits a single city in France, the distances being so short. Although France is very popular in Quebec, we still have a lot of conquests to make about Ontario and other English-speaking provinces.”Marc Richet, director of the regional tourism committee of France’s Centre-Val de Loire regionCentre-Val de Loire echoes this desire to live and relive history, and this year the region is in the spotlight with ‘Viva Leonardo da Vinci! 2019 – 500 years of Renaissance in Center Val de Loire’.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong“It’s going to be a permanent party all year long,” says Marc Richet, General Manager of the Regional Tourism Committee of Center-Val de Loire. “There will be many cultural events for all ages because the culture is not reserved for seniors. Our heritage is more dynamic than ever with the use of new technologies. If you have to go to the area, this year is a great opportunity.”“With France, you have to know how to reinvent yourself,” says Cristelle Cormier, deputy director of Tours Chanteclerc.The Destination France event was also an opportunity to reward Canadian tour operators who showcase France in their brochures. At the Toronto event, the winners including Kensington Tours (product of the year) and Connaissance Travel and Tours (partner of the year). << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Travelweek Group Tags: Atout France, Profession Voyageslast_img read more

Costa Rican exports up 16 percent in first quarter

first_imgCosta Rica exported $2.9 billion worth of goods during the first quarter of 2012, an increase of $403 million – or 16 percent – compared to the same period in 2011, according to the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER). March exports exceeded $1 billion, an increase of 11.6 percent over the previous year.Costa Rica’s main trading partners are North America (41.9 percent), the European Union (18.8 percent), Central America (13.9 percent) and Asia (13.5 percent).PROCOMER also noted that exports from Costa Rica’s free zones are largely responsible for the quarterly increase, as the sector grew by 22.6 percent, from $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion during the first three months of 2012.“These quarterly growth rates are the highest since the third quarter of 2006,” Foreign Trade Vice Minister Fernando Ocampo said. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Pope Francis calls for climate migrant action in Congress speech

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Catholic Church to take more activist role on environment following Pope’s call to action Pope Francis prays at 9/11 Memorial after UN speech Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador 5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change Pope Francis appealed to U.S. lawmakers Thursday to help the poor, do more for suffering migrants around the world andfight climate change, pressing some of his trademark battles in a historic speech to Congress.A day after meeting with President Barack Obama and enjoying a rapturous welcome from thousands of people on the streets of Washington, Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.Three crisp raps of the gavel from the podium announced the arrival of Pope Francis, who wore flowing white vestments as he strode down to the front of the chamber to applause and a standing ovation.He triggered another round of clapping from the hundreds of lawmakers, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet members and Vice President Joe Biden by saying it was an honor to be in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”Francis spoke heavily accented English in a wide-ranging speech interrupted often by applause from his U.S. hosts as he touched on social, financial and humanitarian issues.The 78-year-old pope addressed one of the ugliest and most tragic crises of the day — the relentless flow into Europe of Africans, Afghans and people from the Middle East, mainly Syrians fleeing their country’s ruinous war.“Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War,” he said.But the Argentine-born pontiff also spoke of the plight of poor Central Americans and Mexicans who make dangerous, often deadly treks across the Mexican border into the United States, into states like California and Arizona.In both cases, he said, all people want is an opportunity for a better life.“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation,” he said. “To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal.”To some extent, the Pope was speaking to deaf ears in addressing the U.S. immigration plight.Despite pushes from Obama, the Republican-controlled Congress has failed to approve a sweeping reform that would have helped the estimated 11 million people, mostly Latinos, living in the United States without residency papers to gain legal status.Many Republicans say the first priority should be securing the U.S. border.Watch Pope Francis’ historic speech to the U.S. Congress here: ‘Make a difference’On climate change, the pope alluded to his recent encyclical in which he denounced global warming as a woe caused by mankind. Here, lawmakers gave him another strong round of applause.“I am convinced that we can make a difference, I’m sure, and I have no doubt that the United States — and this Congress — have an important role to play. Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies,” the pope said.A major global climate conference is scheduled for December in Paris. The goal — elusive in several previous such gatherings as rich polluters like the U.S. and developing ones like Brazil and China failed to reach agreement — is to strike a deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming.On other issues, the pope called for a worldwide end to the death penalty — the U.S. is one of the few countries that still practice it — and denounced the arms trade as being fueled by hunger for “money that is drenched in blood.”The pope also expressed concern over the fate of families, which he said are threatened like never before.In particular, young people facing economic despair and other problems are discouraged from having kids, and others are so rich that starting a family is a distraction, he said.After his speech, the pope stepped out onto a balcony overlooking the National Mall and greeted tens of thousands of cheering well-wishers down below.He switched to Spanish — “buenos días,” he said, eliciting a roar of approval — and asked God to bless the crowd. He also asked any non-believers or people who perhaps cannot pray “to send good wishes my way.”“Thank you very much and God Bless America!” he concluded in English.The scene of multitudes mirrored that of Wednesday, when wildly happy crowds on the streets of Washington screamed and waved to the pope as he drove by in his open-sided pope-mobile.The pope was to leave Washington later Thursday for New York, where he will address the United Nations on Friday.He wraps up his historic six-day U.S. trip Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia at an international festival of Catholic families. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Greek store closures spike as recession austerity return

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The downturn worsened after the late-June decision by the Greek government to impose a series of strict controls on the free flow of money, with a paltry 60-euro ($66) a day limit on daily withdrawals from ATMs. Though banks reopened this week for the first time in more than three weeks, the ATM withdrawal limit is unchanged and cash is becoming scarce.For an economy where cash payments are the norm, that’s a problem.In Koukaki, about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of downtown Athens, 65-year-old mechanic Giorgos Prasinoudis is angry.His wife and 11-year-old daughter have already moved to Germany — the country that’s ironically blamed for many of the economic and social problems afflicting Greece.On Wednesday, he sat drinking coffee on the sidewalk outside his motorcycle repair shop, with posters of bikes and children’s drawings pinned to the wall. He’s closed the store after 32 years. A “For Sale” sign is taped to the window.“It’s over for Greece. We won’t recover for another 50 years,” he said. “The country borrowed so much money, those who benefited left the country, and ordinary people have been handed the bill … I hope my daughter learns German and doesn’t come back. Not even for a holiday.” Top Stories Comments   Share   Prasinoudis is one of the countless victims of Greece’s economic crisis. Locked out of international bond markets in the spring of 2010, the country has relied on foreign rescue money to pay its debts — on condition that tough austerity measures, such as cuts to spending and increases in taxes were imposed.The cost has been huge.A million jobs, mostly in the private sector, have been lost since then — around a fifth of the country’s workforce.But after appearing to stabilize last year, the Greek economy has gone into reverse but unemployment remains high. At last count, unemployment was still over 25 percent and more than 50 percent for the under-25s.Alongside the capital controls, the government imposed a new round of austerity, raising sales taxes and levies on businesses, while maintaining emergency taxes on households that have eaten up disposable incomes.Early Thursday, parliament approved a second round of measures demanded by rescue creditors for a new bailout.Retail associations fear a return to the peak levels of unemployment around 2012 when they were hit by a surge of business failures.The main commercial street in Koukaki is beginning to look a lot it did back then: Vanishing behind whitewashed front windows are a bakery, grocer, barber, and clothes shops. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Sponsored Stories ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Running a business in Koukaki is becoming a struggle.Shop-owners in the central Athens neighborhood, one of the capital city’s most financially diverse, are finding it a lot more difficult to get by.They could be cutting hair or selling extra-large shirts — it makes no difference.Their tales of hardship can be repeated up and down the country of nearly 11 million people.Empty storefronts are again a feature of Greece’s towns and cities amid a crisis that put Greece’s future in the euro in doubt. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Two blocks away from the repair shop, hardware store owner Costas Kitsos says sales have plummeted since capital controls were imposed on June 29.“People come into the shop but they ask about the prices and don’t buy anything,” he said.“Everyone is scared to spend money because they don’t know what will happen”Five years after the first bailout by Greece’s partners in the euro currency and the International Monetary Fund, some 85,000 retailers have gone out of business and the sector has lost 45 percent of its income, according to the National Confederation of Greece Commerce.Constantine Michalos, head of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, wrote a letter to the finance ministry this week urging the government to take urgent measures to help businesses stay open, particularly those struggling to import goods from abroad.“In essence the bank holiday has not ended,” he wrote. “The vast majority of Greek companies are half a step from going out of business.”___Follow Gatopoulos © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Mechanic Giorgos Prasinoudis steps out of his closed motorcycle repair shop, as a ‘For Sale’ sign is posted on the front window, in Athens, on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Uncertainty over Greece’s bailout and recent capital controls have led to a new spate of store closures in Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)last_img read more

Paphos fruit packers to protest over thirdcountry hiring

first_imgPaphos fruit packers have warned they will protest at the labour ministry early in January if a specific fruit-packing company is allowed to continue using its work-permits to hire third-country nationals for unsanctioned reasons.In an announcement on Wednesday, trade union Segdamelin – Peo expressed its full support for the packers saying the company’s actions “violate the agreements for granting foreigners employment permits in Cyprus and creates conditions under which Cypriots may lose many of the existing jobs”.The union explained that in 2017, at a location in Paphos, workers from third countries were found working illegally packing fruits. After examining the case, the labour department decided to cancel 10 of the company’s work permit-privileges. Just months later, the permits were reinstated and the company continued hiring foreigners, the union statement says.Work permits are granted to businesses in the agricultural sector, allowing legal third-country nationals to be employed but the statement said fruit packing is not covered by the work permits and that using them in this way is a violation of the permits.This, they say, is unfair competition for the remainder of Paphos employers in the sector who only employ Cypriots and EU nationals for packing work, since the cost of workers from third countries is well below half of that of EU and Cypriots.“A few hundred Cypriots work in the packaging of fruits and potatoes, and this is seasonal work for which there has never been a shortage of labour,” the statement said.Workers have now decided that if the decision is not revoked by the end of December they will go to the labour ministry, ask for explanations and demand assurances that their jobs will be safe.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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