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Harris says busing should be considered not mandated

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first_imgWest Des Moines(US): Sen Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticising rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week. Harris had a breakthrough moment at the candidates’ first debate when she criticized Biden for his opposition to mandatory school busing when he was a senator in the 1970s. Harris said she benefited from busing as an elementary school student in Berkley, California, in the early 1970s. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ “That’s where the federal government must step in,” Harris said, looking at Biden and winning a burst of applause from the auditorium in Miami. On Wednesday, though, Harris characterized busing as a choice local school districts have, not the responsibility of the federal government. Busing, while not central to the Democratic primary, has become a proxy issue for the debate between Biden and Harris over race as well as broader questions about the 76-year-old former vice president is out of step with his party. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping After a Democratic Party picnic Wednesday in West Des Moines, Harris was asked by reporters whether she supports federally mandated busing. “I think of busing as being in the toolbox of what is available and what can be used for the goal of desegregating America’s schools,” she responded. Asked to clarify whether she supports federally mandated busing, she replied, “I believe that any tool that is in the toolbox should be considered by a school district.” In a tweet Wednesday, Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield knocked Harris for her response, writing, “It’s disappointing that Senator Harris chose to distort Vice President Biden’s position on busing particularly now that she is tying herself in knots trying not to answer the very question she posed to him!” Harris’ comments Wednesday were far from the indictment she delivered during the debate last week. Under attack on the debate stage, Biden appeared stunned and dismissed Harris’ comments as a mischaracterization of his positions. He has notably begun his remarks to fundraisers by talking about how civil rights spurred his entry into public life more than 45 years ago. To be sure, Biden’s record on busing is complicated. Biden has insisted he only opposed busing ordered by the federal Education Department, and said allowing local governments and school districts to implement busing was “one of the things I argued for” at the time. During an appearance at a conference last week in Chicago, Biden told the audience he “never, never, never, ever opposed voluntary busing.” But Biden was an outspoken opponent of federally mandated busing in the 1970s and ’80s, sponsoring a congressional measure that would have limited funding for federal busing efforts. The issue spilled into Iowa as Harris and Biden returned Wednesday for the first time since the debate. Both will need some success in Iowa’s leadoff nominating caucuses to build momentum heading into South Carolina, the first Southern primary, where they are vying aggressively for a robust African American voting bloc. Biden and Harris also have been aggressively courting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, with Harris edging Biden in endorsements, picking up support from Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida. Biden last week landed the support of popular Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. In Iowa, where African Americans are a small minority, endorsements from black leaders are magnified. Harris got the backing of two popular black ministers after her debate performance last week. Appearing Wednesday evening in Waterloo, Iowa’s most densely African American city, Biden received the backing of one of that city’s most influential black ministers.last_img read more

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Lakhs pull chariots on Ulto Rath Yatra in Bengal

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first_imgKolkata/Myapur: Lakhs of devotees across Bengal participated in as Ulto Rath Yatra or the return chariot journey of lord Jagananth and his two siblings on Friday. After their nine-day stay in Gundicha temple, believed to be aunt’s place, according to Hindu rituals, Lord Jagananth, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra returned home during the day. In Mayapur, after spending nine days at the ISKCON Chandradaya temple, the three grand chariots were opulently decorated with variety of colourful flowers. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers A In a rhythmic style, the deities of Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra moved forward step by step, known as Pahandi Vijay, from the Gundicha temple to their respective carts. The accompaniment of beating of ‘ghantas’ and ‘khol’ and blowing of conch shells added to the grandeur of the celebration. Devotees from close to 70 countries like Australia, France, Russia, Peru, Britain, America, China, Brazil, Spain danced and sang ecstatically as they bid adieu to the Lord from Gundicha temple. Beside, more than 50,000 people witnessed the Ulto Rath Yatra at the headquarter of International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Mayapur of Nadia district. In Kolkata, ISKCON’s Ulta Rath Yatra attracted a huge crowd.last_img read more

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Police find body of Indian coffee shop chain owner in river

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BANGALORE, India — Police say fishermen found the body of an Indian coffee shop founder in a river two days after he disappeared.Police Commissioner Sandeep Patel says the body of Cafe Coffee Day founder V.G.Siddhartha was recovered early Wednesday and identified.Siddhartha, 60, had left Bangalore on Monday and got down from his car near a river bridge in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka state.He told his driver to wait as he was going for a walk near the bridge. When he didn’t return for two hours, the driver notified police, police officer Sasikant Senthil said.He built a coffee shop chain with more than 1,500 stores across India in three decades.The Associated Press

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We can no longer turn our backs on communities affected by migration

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“Libya, once a booming economy which many hopeful migrants viewed as a prized destination, is today a country beset by a grave security situation, a collapsing economy and virtually no service provision which is worsening an increasingly complex migration situation,” said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in a press statement. The statement emphasized that fostering a stable environment to bring about a much-needed holistic approach to migration governance is now a priority. There are different migratory flows moving through and towards Libya, driven by underdevelopment, State fragility, marginalization and security threats in West Africa, East Africa and the Middle East. These are compounded by political insecurity and conflict, which further exacerbate existing vulnerabilities of the affected communities, including Libyans themselves, according to IOM.Mr. Swing will meet with the Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord, Alaref Al Khoja and the Chairman of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayes Al Sarraj to discuss how IOM can strengthen its technical support to these communities within Libya. “As humanitarians, we can no longer turn our back on the communities affected by the current migration crisis in Libya,” Ambassador Swing underscored. “This is why IOM is enhancing its support to the most vulnerable people in the country – be they migrants or Libyans,” he added.There are an estimated 303,608 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Libya, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix. A majority have been displaced from areas in the north-east and north-west of the country, particularly in Sirte and some parts of Benghazi. Displaced Libyans are suffering from a lack of access to essential services, including medical assistance and economy opportunities. IOM works with local government and communities to promote stability and development for IDPs, migrants and local host communities in Libya. It is also helping to establish a better system of managing the migration situation on the ground. Mr. Swing will also meet with migrants at Triq Al Sekka detention centre, where he will speak to Ahmed Issa, Head of the Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration, about how IOM can offer continued support, such as through direct assistance, infrastructure development and voluntary humanitarian return.Due to the situation, many migrants are turning to IOM for help getting home. Since 2011, IOM has helped 13,691 migrants get home to safety. Just this week, the UN agency assisted 160 stranded migrants return from Tripoli to Cote d’Ivoire. IOM stresses that increased support to voluntary humanitarian returns is essential to improving migration management and a long-term commitment to forging links between effective reintegration schemes, stability and local development potential in communities of return. The UN migration agency is launching an Action Plan for Libya to work with the authorities to address the many challenges faced by migrants, IDPs, returnees and the affected Libyan population. The two key objectives of the approach are to urgently provide humanitarian assistance and protection to affected populations in Libya and contribute to stability, build capacities and resilience of Libyan authorities, as well as the affected populations themselves. read more

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Johnny Blackham

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To view the entire obituary, please click here. December 12, 1953 – May 2, 2019

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Coop Education helps student fasttrack career success

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When Adam Campagnolo crosses the stage at Convocation next week, his dream job will be waiting on the other side.The 22-year-old Bachelor of Business Administration student has just wrapped up his final year at Brock’s Goodman School of Business with the knowledge that there is a full-time investment banking analyst position with RBC Capital Markets ready for his arrival in July.Thanks to his co-op studies, hard work and commitment to extracurricular business competitions, Campagnolo has earned a spot within the highly competitive world of investment banking, offering advisory services to facilitate mergers and acquisitions and help companies raise capital.Having completed four co-op work terms in the industry during his time at Brock, Campagnolo says that it was the help of one of Brock Co-op’s employer development managers, Ryan Larouche, that gave his career an initial push in the right direction.“Before my first co-op work term, Ryan introduced me to some contacts at Scotiabank and that helped land me my first finance work term,” he said. “The co-op team can position you to help yourself, and that goes a long way in the business world.”Campagnolo is among the thousands of students who annually benefit from Brock’s diverse co-op education options, which include co-op employment opportunities in 40 programs.Larouche was quick to point out that while the Co-op team’s assistance is beneficial, it was the hard work and commitment Campagnolo dedicated to securing full-time employment in the investment banking industry has been the determining factor in his early success.“Adam is always willing to go the extra mile and put in all of the time needed to exceed expectations,” said Larouche. “It’s our job to guide and help our students get started, and it’s up to them to take action and use those connections and tips to succeed.”In an industry that often demands extremely long hours and has only a few positions on offer each year, Campagnolo has had to do his fair share of work, at times putting in more hours in one week than professionals in other industries do in two. But he says his love of the job makes it all worth it.“I think the opportunity to work on deals that headline Bay Street news is really appealing,” he said. “The job is very demanding, but you get to learn from some of the smartest people in finance and have the opportunity to do really interesting work.”In fact, Campagnolo excelled so much in his work terms that he secured his upcoming full-time position nearly a year before he graduated.“I signed my offer in August 2017 and it has made the last year really enjoyable,” he said. “I don’t have too many things to worry about and that has helped me relax a little bit.”As he prepares to enter the world of full-time work, Campagnolo is counting on his co-op skills to help him hit the ground running.“The skills I learned will help me right away when I start,” he said. “There are so many parts of the job that are important. During my work terms, I got a taste of what it’s like to be an employee and to contribute meaningful work, show value and gain experience as a whole.“I’m excited to move on to the next stage of my life and I cant wait to go back to work, but I’ll miss Brock because I had a great experience and met some fantastic friends and professors here.”With his parents there to cheer him on, Campagnolo will graduate on Thursday, June 7 and spend the rest of the spring preparing to take his Chartered Financial Analyst Level One exam, an essential certification for any up-and-coming finance professional.With the test, Convocation and his July start date on Bay Street just around the corner, Campagnolo reflected that it was the co-op program that has ultimately been the primary catalyst towards achieving his investment-banking dream.“I had the ambition to join investment banking, and doing the co-op work terms helped me develop the knowledge, experience and resumé that I needed to get into it,” he said. “Without co-op, I know for a fact I would not have been able to get the full-time job that I wanted.” read more

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Ohio State womens soccer misses out on Big Ten Tournament after 20

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Two second-half goals in a 12-minute stretch helped the No. 8 Michigan women’s soccer team defeat visiting Ohio State 2-0 Saturday night.The loss to the Wolverines will prevent the Buckeyes from getting a chance to defend their Big Ten Tournament championship next weekend in Champaign, Ill.The teams played to a scoreless draw in the opening half with the Buckeyes holding a 9-7 lead in shots. OSU freshman forward Nichelle Prince had three of the five shots on goal late in the half.Michigan could not convert on their three corner kicks in the first half, but early in the second half their fortunes would change. Senior forward Shelby Chambers-Garcia found the back of the net off a corner kick from freshman forward Madisson Lewis, giving the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute.OSU would press to tie, but freshman goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin saved shots on goal from senior defender Danica Wu and sophomore defender Marisa Wolf.A little more than a minute after Wolf’s shot, Michigan would add on to the lead as senior forward Nkem Ezurike outran the defense, and netted her 11th goal of the season to give the Wolverines a 2-0 lead.The Buckeyes would wind up with a total of 10 shots in the second half, but could not get past Bucklin, who finished the day with seven saves, improving her record to 15-2-1 on the season.OSU will have to wait and see if it gets a berth in the NCAA tournament. The selection show is on NCAA.com at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. read more

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Ohio State focuses on improving after 39point win

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OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) runs through the Rutgers defense toward the end zone during an Oct. 18 game at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 56-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe question for Ohio State heading into its matchup with Rutgers was simple: Will the momentum still be there?A quick 14-0 start for the No. 13 Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) showed they still had a spark despite two weeks off. In a total team effort, OSU led the Scarlet Knights (5-2, 1-2) in nearly every significant statistical category — save penalties and time of possession — but its coach said there’s still work to be done.“It’s time to, first of all, develop depth,” Urban Meyer said after his team’s 56-17 win. “We could go on and on about the mistakes that were made today. But enjoy the win tonight, go see your families, do what you gotta do and come back ready to go.”For the Buckeyes, the time to “come back ready to go” will be Saturday when they are set to face Penn State on the road. The last time OSU faced-off with the Nittany Lions, the Scarlet and Gray came away with a 63-14 win at home. That 2013 win came at Ohio Stadium, but the last time OSU traveled to State College, Pa., the result was comparable. OSU beat Penn State, 35-23, on Oct. 27, 2012, before last season’s shellacking. On top of recent success against their upcoming opponents, the Buckeyes are on a historic streak this season against all takers.Even with any room for improvement the coaching staff might see, the 2014 Buckeyes have already carved out a spot in the OSU record books, specifically when it comes to offensive production. The team posted 50-plus points for the fourth straight game — a school record — and it gained 500 yards or more in each of those games, which is tied for the program’s best.Production of that nature would be a good sign for every team, but at least one OSU assistant said he wants to keep focusing on ways to improve instead of talking about what the Buckeyes have done lately. Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said he’s not ready to make a judgment on where OSU stands, but added he hopes to have a clearer picture as the Big Ten schedule heats up.“Obviously the scoreboard and the play-by-play or stats say that we’re playing pretty well, but as a coach you always try to find the things that you can get better at,” Herman said after the game. “I don’t know how well we’re playing.”Meyer said it will be important for the Buckeyes to continue focusing on improvement rather than touting recent success, something he said he feels the team is able to do.“The good thing is that I don’t feel like there’s a complacent attitude,” Meyer said. “Complacency is awful in this business and with the players, because when you watch the film, we could actually have played a lot better in certain situations.”In order to find the spots where OSU could have performed better against the Scarlet Knights, it might be key to look beyond the box score.The Buckeyes totaled 31 first downs on offense while holding Rutgers to a three of 13 performance on third down on defense. OSU also outgained the opposition 585 to 345 and won the turnover battle, 3-1.Much of that success on both sides of the ball came early in the game for the Buckeyes, which led to a 35-7 advantage at the half.“Our focus is always to start fast and get things going,” redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett said after the game. “I think we executed better than in past weeks, but we can still eliminate some mistakes. I put some of that on myself.”Barrett’s own mistakes didn’t come until he had already nearly hit double digits in pass attempts, as he completed his first nine throws of the game. But after Barrett ran for two scores and threw for another in the first 10:46 of the third quarter, he and the Buckeye offense stalled.From that point on, OSU didn’t post another point and recorded just one gain of more than 14 yards.To an extent, the Buckeyes’ defense mirrored the fast start and slow finish of their offensive counterparts. Before addressing that less-than-stellar second half, Meyer praised the defense’s overall performance against a team he said the Buckeyes respected going in.“Our defense, you credit that, you can take the first half that’s a credit to our defense,” Meyer said. “They took a team that threw 400 plus yards against our rivals and really played well, creating turnovers once again and getting the ball to the offense rather quickly.”From a scoring standpoint, the Buckeyes’ matchup with Rutgers was tied for their second-best defensive outing of the season. Sophomore safety Vonn Bell credited that success to every player on the defense being “all in” on what it is trying to achieve.“You can see the progression of our players and see us getting takeaways and scoring,” Bell said after the game. “It’s very impressive this young group can understand what the coaches are telling us.”But Meyer stressed that — despite bright spots — the defense still didn’t have the start-to-finish effort he would like to see, especially when some less experienced players got a chance to make a statement late.“We gave up some runs, and when a two gets in the game there can’t be that big of a drop off,” he said of the second-string defense’s performance in the game. “And right now we all saw what happened, there’s a significant drop off when our twos got in there.”Co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said the coaching staff tries to communicate to the backups that they need to treat their playing time the same as if they were starters.“We try to talk to those guys, ‘Hey, don’t consider yourself a two,’” Fickell said. “‘You want to be a one-B.’ That means there’s not a big drop off between the one-A and the one-B.”Even though the slow finishes to the game on both sides of the ball didn’t affect the outcome of the contest, Fickell said the Buckeyes have to make sure they stay hungry rather than settling — even after a 39-point win.“We’re never satisfied with where we are,” Fickell said. “And that’s the thing that we think that … going into what we were doing, we’ve got to be able to finish things.”Whatever adjustments or improvements the Buckeyes can make are set to be showcased after a week of practice. OSU is scheduled to take on Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

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Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

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first_imgPilecki’s mission was to allow himself to be arrested and, once inside Auschwitz, to collect intelligence for the Polish resistance in the country and the government-in-exile in London, and to organize a resistance from inside the camp. ”I think he knew, he realized what he was getting himself into.”2. Death of the American hoboAaron Lake Smith on the men and women still riding the tracks across the US, and his own formative years hopping freight trains. (Vice)The scenery along the tracks is completely different from that seen through the window of a speeding car—there are no gas stations, billboard advertisements, bars, sidewalks, or pedestrians. It is a world of disused lots and shadows cast from backyard floodlights, stray dogs howling, underpass bums drinking, concrete monoliths, and telephone poles engulfed by kudzu.3. The swingers’ guide to IslamAubrey Belford on the hill in the centre of Java where thousands of Muslims go to sleep with strangers in the name of religion. (Global Mail)“There used to be no water in the rooms. So if I was to have sex in one of the rooms, there’s no water, no handkerchief, so it depends on what you bring. If you bring a tissue, use a tissue,” Koentjoro recalls of the old days, before Wahyudi cuts in, cackling. “Bring a newspaper! Use a newspaper!” IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. The man who volunteered for AuschwitzDavid de Sola on the Polish underground activist who deliberately sent himself to the concentration camp. (Atlantic) 4. How much money do musicians make?Nitsuh Abebe on ‘indie-rock royalty’ Grizzly Bear – and the amount successful indie bands actually earn. (NYMag)Droste doesn’t expect a middle-class living, but he wouldn’t mind one. “I’d like to someday own a house, and be able to have children, and be able to put them through school, in an urban environment that one enjoys living in,” says Droste. “A lot of people do it.”5. The not-so-beautiful gamePatrick Symmes goes into the world of Argentinian football fandom – where rival fans sometimes kill each other, and crime syndicates cash in. (Outside)The Rat Stabbers started up their brass band, for courage, and with a hard push about 2,000 of us were swept up the stairs and jammed into the visitors’ terrace. Here, penned by metal fences and more police, we were pressed shoulder-to-shoulder, immobile, for two hours, a single screaming entity heaving up and down.6. The beauty of the airline baggage tagMark Vanhoenacker on how that humble sticky strip gets your bag from country to country. (Slate)Tags must be resistant to cold, heat, sunlight, ice, oil, and especially moisture. Tags also can’t tear—and crucially, if they’re nicked, they must not tear further—as the bag lurches through mechanized airport baggage systems. And the tag must be flexible, inexpensive, and disposable.… AND A CLASSIC READ FROM THE ARCHIVES…In December 2007, Tracy Ross wrote about her abuse as a child – and the legacy that left – in an award-winning piece for Backpacker magazine. The article was later published as a memoir.I feet itchy and sick to my stomach, like I’ve been sunburned from the inside out. My dad puffs on his cigarette, exhaling streams of smoke that hang in the frosty air. ”I know what you’re thinking,” he says. “I know what you think that was.”More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie >last_img read more

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Its completely gutted Shock as Tipperary factory destroyed in blaze

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first_img Factory fire in Tipperary ongoing and likely overnight. Pics courtesy @firemul Thanks Mark. ET Awaiting further updates on stations IA #Fire pic.twitter.com/vlvzKFcaVn— Emergency Times (@emergencytimes) October 23, 2016 Local TD Jackie Cahill sent his best wishes to everyone at the plant. ‘It’s completely gutted’: Shock as Tipperary factory destroyed in blaze The fire broke out at 7pm yesterday evening. Oct 24th 2016, 2:00 PM Updated: 14:10LOCALS ARE RALLYING around a family whose business went up in flames yesterday evening.The Martin family, who owns the Tippo factory in Nenagh, Tipperary, are said to be devastated after the blaze ripped through their factory.Over 60 people will now face Christmas on the dole, according to local councillor Séamus Morris.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, he said: “There is incredible shock here. It’s taken years for the Martins to build up this business and then it’s gone in the night.“You know that’s 60 jobs taken overnight as well. It’s going to take a long time for the family to build it back up again if they can. It’s coming up to Christmas now as well so 60 people will be on the dole.” Councillor Séamus MorrisHowever, Morris said there is a huge sense of camaraderie in the area.He added: “There’s talk of some locals coming together and offering them a premises so they can get to manufacturing some furniture,. There’s a great community spirit here and everyone is behind them.“The family has been decades at this. They survived the recession and then started going international. They were an Irish success story and now the place is destroyed.”Eleven units of the fire brigade worked through the night to tackle the blaze which engulfed the plant, which went up in flames shortly before 7pm.The Tippo International plant, which is based in Nenagh, went up in flames at around 7pm yesterday evening.No injuries were reported but it took eleven units of the Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service until this afternoon to control the blaze.Gardaí have said they expect the Thurles to Nenagh road to be closed for most of the day. Source: AA Roadwatch/Twitter Boy (11) hit by truck a week ago dies from injuries in hospital >These are the top 10 skills in demand by Irish employers > Thoughts and prayers with Paddy & Mary Martin family & workers of Tippo International Kilkeary Nenagh and the @TipperaryCoCo Firefighters https://t.co/DkzoWWVs19— Jackie Cahill TD (@jackiecahillff) October 23, 2016 Short URL Image: Mark Mul/Twitter By Garreth MacNamee TIPPERARY: Thurles/Nenagh Rd (R498) closed at Ballinamona Cross following a nearby fire. Diversions in place. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) October 23, 2016 Source: Jackie Cahill TD/Twitter Image: Mark Mul/Twitter 46,205 Views Monday 24 Oct 2016, 2:00 PM Source: EmergencyTimes.ie/Twitter Share63 Tweet Email2 http://jrnl.ie/3042792 13 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas artwork launched by An Post

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first_img 13 Comments By Daragh Brophy The new stamps featuring Catriona Lucas’ artwork. Source: An PostComprising 65 full-time staff and 940 volunteers, the Coast Guard assists on average 4,500 people annually, saving 200 lives and handling 3,000 maritime emergencies every year.   Managing Director of An Post’s Retail section, Debbie Byrne, has said the new stamps “mark important aspects of Irish life” and “acknowledge the service given by members of the Coast Guard to keep us safe when we are in or near the water”.“We also recognise the families of those Coast Guard volunteers and staff who have lost their lives while serving the Irish people”.Gerard O’Flynn, National Manager of the Coast Guard’s volunteer branch has said he is “particularly pleased that Caitríona’s work is being honored in this way”.“We would hope that the Lucas family will take some strength from this recognition”.The new postage stamps are on sale at all main post offices nationwide and online at www.irishstamps.ie. Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 3:39 PM 12,249 Views Share62 Tweet Email2 Member of the Irish Coast Guard with the new stamp design. Source: An PostAN POST HAS launched two new stamps acknowledging the work of the Irish Coast Guard’s search and rescue operations.The stamps, designed by Vermillion Design, are based on an original painting by the late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas.Lucas lost her life when the boat she was in capsized while searching for a missing man on 12 September 2016.In her painting, Lucas has depicted a rescue team working at sea, both in the air and on the water. The scene has been divided into two for the new An Post stamps. The Irish Coast Guard responds to maritime and inland search and rescue emergencies. It’s main objective is to reduce the loss of life on lakes, waterways, rivers, sea and coastal areas. center_img Mar 7th 2019, 3:39 PM Irish Coast Guard stamps featuring Caitríona Lucas’ artwork launched by An Post Lucas lost her life when the boat she was in capsized while searching for a missing man in September 2016. https://jrnl.ie/4528823 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Changement dheure le parlement européen veut larrêter

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first_imgChangement d’heure : le parlement européen veut l’arrêterLe parlement européen a adopté une résolution qui pourrait bien signifier la fin du passage à l’heure d’été et à l’heure d’hiver. Maxiscience vous explique A chaque changement d’heure revient le débat sur la réelle utilitée de ce dispositif. Le changement d’heure avait été adopté pour la toute première fois en 1916 après son adoption pour l’Allemagne. Il est supprimé en 1945 et remis en place par Valéry Giscard-d’Estaing en 1976, le changement d’heure devait réaliser des économies d’énergie. Finalement, c’est le parlement européen qui a tranché, le changement d’heure ne servirait plus à grand chose.À lire aussiD’où vient le mot “canicule” ? L’étrange origine d’un mot lié aux étoiles et aux chiensC’est l’eurodéputée française Karima Delli (Les Vers/ALE) qui a présenté cette résolution à l’assemblée, les députés européens ont voté à 384 pour contre 153 contre. Un amendement visant à créer de nouvelles études sur l’impact du changement d’heure a aussi été adopté.Le changement d’heure, mauvais pour la santé ? Des études elles affirment que durant les changements d’heure augmente le stress, les troubles du sommeil et de l’alimentation. De plus, le risque d’accident augment de 40% pour les piétons durant le changement d’heure en fin de journée explique la Sécurité Routière. L’association pour un éclairage responsable (AEF) affirme que les suicides et les infarctus du myocarde augmentent à cause du changement d’heure.   Le 9 février 2018 à 10:26 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

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FLOW Manchester United Ultimate Football Experience – Sat Apr 22nd

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first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Join us for the Flow Ultimate Football Experience happening in Providenciales THIS weekend!Date: Saturday, 23rd April 2017Time: 8:30am – 12:30pmVenue:   TCI Football Association National Academy FieldDetails:   Flow and Manchester United Football Club have partnered to bring a great opportunity to footballers across 15 Caribbean countries. 32 of TCI’s top young footballers, aged 13 to 16, from the local football clubs/schools have been chosen to compete in three skills: control, short passing and dribbling.The skills are all taken from the Manchester United Soccer Schools’ programme and local coaches will evaluate and rank each player throughout the morning.The Results:   Based on the rankings and assessments in each skill, two winners will be selected at the end of the event. These two players along with their coaches and a parent will then travel to Trinidad & Tobago where the players will compete in a final weekend of skills and small sided games. The finals weekend will include one-on-one training with Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and Manchester United Soccer School Coaches.The players will also compete with the finalists from the other 14 countries for the chance to be one of two players to win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip to Old Trafford in Manchester, England. The coaches of the winning players will also attend.Contact: Darron D. Hilaire Jr. Marketing Communications Executive E: darron.hilaire@cwc.com T: 1-649-941-4478 ● M: 1-649-231-6275#Flowsports Related Items:#flowsports 2017 CARIFTA TEAM TCI Flow CARIFTA Games 2017: Exciting on-the-go access, more broadcast hours for Caribbean sports fans Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Flow CARIFTA Games 2017: Exciting on-the-go access, more broadcast hours for Caribbean sports fanslast_img read more

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JAMAICA Beneficiaries Receive Keys to New Homes

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first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 27, 2018 – Montego Bay – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Friday (February 23), handed over keys to contributors who have purchased one-bedroom units at The Estuary in Friendship, St. James.The scheme was developed under a joint venture arrangement between the National Housing Trust (NHT) and West Indies Home Contractors Limited.  When completed, The Estuary will comprise 1,500 units and supporting infrastructure on 254 acres of land.  The development is being done at a cost of $7 billion, and is targeted at low income earners.In his remarks, Mr. Holness said the NHT is on track to issue 8,000 mortgages for the 2017/18 financial year.“This is the highest it has done in any decade. You can see that the Government is being very effective in using an institution like the NHT to create housing solutions for the people,” he stated.The Prime Minister commented that the NHT was designed to promote formal home ownership in Jamaica, however “the challenge has always been to find a way to ensure that every Jamaican has access to this formal process”.“I have made it a point of duty to come to all of these ceremonies, whether it is groundbreaking or handing over, to prove the point that the Government of Jamaica can use the resources at its disposal in an efficient and effective way to achieve Government policy and to deliver benefits to the people in a timely way,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Holness has given the commitment that the roadway leading to the community.“There are plans already in place for the roads to be repaired and this will happen in short order. And you will notice, that not just here, but right across Jamaica, that the National Works Agency (NWA), has been conducting an island wide patching programme,” he stated.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Thrifty Thursday Repurposing Vinyl Records

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first_img February 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Re-purposing Vinyl Records is inexpensive way to theme your next party you host or if you’re just feeling crafty with your friends or kids.The Salvation Army of San Diego said people can pick-up these records for only $2 at their thrift stores.Proceeds from Salvation Army thrift stores fund their Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Diego. Posted: February 21, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Thrifty Thursday: Re-purposing Vinyl Records Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Campaign Trail Clark Public Utilities commissioner

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first_imgClark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners District 1: Candidate Helen Nowlin will be available for a “meet the candidate” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C N.E. Tenney Road, Vancouver.last_img

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Police Deputies dodge gunshots in Ridgefield

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first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that had deputies ducking for cover from what they thought were gunshots fired in their direction.Two deputies responded to a call for a welfare check about 11 p.m. Monday near the 2600 block of Northeast 191st Circle in Ridgefield, northeast of the Clark County Fairgrounds.When they got there, they heard a male voice yelling, in the distance, “Get out of here,” and then heard what sounded like 10 gunshots, according to Sgt. Duncan Hoss.The deputies took cover and requested more law enforcement to respond. Deputies searched the area with help from the regional SWAT team and air support from the Portland Police Air Unit, but a suspect was not located and no usable evidence, including any casings, was found.“Something certainly happened. The gunfire did occur,” Sgt. Fred Neiman said. “The deputies perceived that the gunfire was toward their position so that’s very frightening and alarming and cause for concern for everyone.”last_img read more

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Hearst to Launch Delishcom

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first_imgRachael Ray may have popularized the term “delish,” but it appears another magazine publisher bought the domain—and now plans to use it.Today, Hearst announced a partnership with MSN to launch Delish.com, a destination food site, this fall.Under the terms of the deal, Delish.com will exist as its own brand, owned and edited by Hearst’s digital media division and distributed by MSN. Hearst is in charge of the design, development and editorial vision of the site; MSN will be responsible for advertising sales and primary distribution of the site’s content through the MSN network, according to the companies. MSN will also sell targeted advertising on Hearst’s Countryliving.com, Goodhousekeeping.com, Redbookmag.com and Quickandsimple.com. (Last week, Hearst said it will shutter Quick and Simple’s print title, but keep its Web site live.)Hearst says that traffic to Delish.com will immediately place it among the top 10 food-related destinations online—that is, above 2.5 million unique visitors a month. Delish.com will be accessible through the MSN home page and in editorial programming across its network, including on the MSN Lifestyle Channel and other relevant channels. (A spokesperson for Hearst says Rachael Ray “is not involved at all andthe name has nothing to do with her”; Ray’s reps were not immediatelyavailable for comment.)“Our goal is to utilize the search box and create an incredible user experience so that people become loyal to the site,” says Chuck Cordray, VP and general manager of Hearst Magazines Digital.One way Delish will differentiate itself from the pack, he says, will be its focus on the “fun and entertaining aspects of food,” including a daily video feature (“Must Eat TV”) and something called “Firehouse Food”—where users can “see great food prepared by hunky firemen.”last_img read more

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Trump violates UNSC resolution says its time to recognise Golan Heights as

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first_imgBenjamin Netanyahu (L) and Donald TrumpReutersBreaking a five-decade international norm, United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday, March 21, that it was time for America to recognise Golan Heights as a part of the Israeli territory. He said that the step was important to Israel and would bring regional stability to the nation.”After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” the US president tweeted.The statement comes at a time when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Jerusalem, but the White House hasn’t given out any details on why the president made the statement. It is also not known if this was a presidential order or a personal opinion.Nevertheless, Trump statement has evidently pleased Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is set to face voters in his bid for reelection just a fortnight from now. The prime minister immediately thanked Trump for his “bold” step and tweeted: “At a time when Iran seeks to use Syria as a platform to destroy Israel, President Trump boldly recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Thank you President Trump!”The PM later also said that Trump has “made history” with the statement and sent out a message that “America stands by Israel,” reported the Guardian.Pompeo too spoke of Trump’s step and noted that Golan Heights was a “hard-fought real estate” for Israel. “President Trump tonight made the decision to recognise that hard-fought real estate, that important place is proper to be sovereign part of the state of Israel,” Pompeo said. “The people of Israel should know that the battles they fought, the lives that they lost on that very ground, were worthy, meaningful and important for all time.”While the President’s statement is expected to bolster Netanyahu’s reelection campaign, and many believe that this was exactly the intention behind the step, Trump said that he didn’t even know that the country was going to polls soon.”I wouldn’t even know about that. I have no idea,” Trump told Fox News. He said he had been thinking about Golan Heights as a part of Israel “for a long time” and its sole purpose was and security. “This is sovereignty, this is security, this is about regional security,” he added.What is the Golan Heights issue?The Golan Heights, sometimes simply known as Golan, lies on Israel’s northeast corner and shares its border with Syria. Until 1967, Golan was a part of Syria, but Israel took control of the region after the Six-Day Was the same year. Israelis then occupied the region and the Golan Heights was completely annexed in 1981.The Golan Heights is mountainous and rural with lesser than 50,000 residents — the Jewish Israelis and religious group called the Druze — who are mostly involved in agricultural activities. Israel is known to have offered citizenship to the Druze in the past, but most have declined the offer and remain Syrian citizens.Violation of UN Security Council resolution 242Previous US governments have treated Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory and Trump’s comments come in stark contrast to the UN Security Council resolution 242, under which the international community does not recognise a conquering nation’s sovereignty over lands occupied through war. The UNSC resolution 242 refers to the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every state in the area can live in security.” People carry Russian flags during celebrations of the fifth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of CrimeaSTR/AFP/Getty ImagesThe US president’s comments have now been slammed by many, who have said that Trump should take into account international laws before making such a statement. Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, took to Twitter and said: “This, Mr President is a gross violation of international law & of SC Res.242 (1967). You might want to consult with your international lawyers. Fairness & equity are key to peace in the ME.”Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, also lashed out at Trump and said that this was “a brazen violation of international law.” “Far from strengthening its hand, moves like this only isolate US further from intl consensus & make its voice even more irrelevant,” he added.The UNSC resolution is also the basis for international opposition in regard to Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea.last_img read more

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Fashion shopping can become cheaper as eretailers push for private label brands

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first_imgE-retailers such as Flipkart and Amazon have changed the way Indians shop [Representational Image]ReutersFor Lalit Bisht, buying Roadster jeans and T-shirts off Myntra, Flipkart’s fashion operation, is a no brainer. It may take a week to deliver clothes to Bisht’s small hometown in India’s hilly northern Uttarakhand state, but the wait is worth it.”The fit is perfect and price is just about right. It’s a value-for-money brand,” said 32-year-old Bisht, a government worker who lives in Haldwani, which had a population of just over 360,000 at the time of the last census in 2011. It is a place where options for good quality, affordable apparel are mostly lacking.Bisht’s purchases of at least 20 Roadster items from Myntra are symptomatic of the appeal of private label brands for tens of millions of aspirational Indian shoppers looking for low-cost alternatives for everything from clothes to smartphones. These are people who may want to look hip and cool but can rarely afford to splurge on the big global brandnames.And with Walmart (WMT.N) now taking on Amazon Inc (AMZN.O) in India with its $16 billion purchase of the homegrown online retailer Flipkart, India’s e-commerce wars are likely to pivot more toward private label brands.Up until now, the battle has more often been fought through flash sales of discounted electronics but the losses in that game are unsustainably large.Both Flipkart and Amazon have been burning through cash to offer those discounts and a bigger push into private labels could help them make money as they control the pricing, marketing and supply chain of these brands, say analysts.With nearly 500 million Indians using the internet in 2018 and many just dipping their toes into online shopping, private labels will woo price-sensitive customers and create loyalty and higher margins, say retail analysts.For example, Roadster jeans for women on Myntra that start at 389 rupees ($5.73), could lure many more buyers than the cheapest Levi’s for women that begin at about 1,999 rupees ($29.47) on the denim brand’s Indian website.BILLION BRANDLast year, Flipkart launched its private brand Billion which sells everything from T-shirts to air conditioners. It also owns electronics brand MarQ and furniture label Perfect Homes. Myntra’s private brand portfolio, which comprises 13 labels, is profitable.Amazon too has been slowly pushing into private labels in India. Its portfolio includes its global AmazonBasics brand that sells everything from headphones to stationery; Solimo for dry fruits and bed sheets, women’s ethnic-wear brand Myx, men’s clothing brand Symbol, and a low-cost smartphone brand 10.or.”The role of private brands for us is to fill in specific need gaps that are not being serviced,” Amazon India head Amit Agarwal told Reuters in an interview last month. “We’ll keep looking for these opportunities.”And although Amazon says making money in India is years away, Arun Sirdeshmukh, the head of its fashion business in India told Reuters last month that private brands will help it embark on “a overall long-term profitability journey.”One supplier, who asked not to be named, said retailers typically price the shoes he sells at three or four times the factory gate cost, indicating how much potential there is for the private brands to price competitively and still make a profit.Others see opportunities for Flipkart and Amazon to take some of these Indian private label brands overseas.Following the deal, Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal said a lot of the private brands it has created will be very popular with the Indian diaspora in the countries where Walmart operates. “That’s something we’ll be looking at,” he said.Sources familiar with Walmart’s plans say private labels will be a key focus for the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer in India, an e-commerce market forecast by Morgan Stanley to grow to an annual $200 billion in a decade.Walmart’s fashion brands, with clothes priced from $5 to $30 an item, could also be a hit with Indian shoppers, including labels like women’s apparel brands Time and Tru, men’s clothing brand George and kids label Wonder Nation, say analysts.”The U.S. private label for Walmart has always been an entry price, it tends to be at the lower end of the pricing spectrum, I think that’s how it will probably work in India as well,” said Neil Saunders, managing director of consultancy GlobalData Retail.ROAD TO PROFITBengaluru-based Flipkart, founded in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, has grown to become India’s top e-commerce firm, thanks, in part, to the exclusive launches of electronics with deep discounts.Flash sales of smartphones or TVs, typically exclusive to one online retailer, create hype around a brand and help move inventory, but hit profitability – making them a bad long-term bet, analysts warn.Flipkart reported a net loss of 87.71 billion Indian rupees in the year to March 2017. Amazon’s international operating loss grew 29 percent to $622 million in the first quarter, partly due to its expansion push in India, where it has pledged a $5 billion investment.Sources say Walmart could expedite Flipkart’s push into private brands and help develop new brands to differentiate and counter Amazon, whose Prime loyalty program is growing faster in India than in any other part of the world.last_img read more

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