Bill Clinton To Be Honored At Father Of The Year Awards

first_imgThe National Father’s Day Council has announced that Mark K. Shriver, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Save the Children, will host the 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards.The luncheon will take place at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12 p.m. For tickets and sponsorship information, please contact the Council office at 212-594-5977 or visit, the Council announced that the 2013 “Father of the Year” Honorees will include President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman, President and CEO of Macy’s, Inc., and GQ and the Sani Family Foundation’s “All-Star” Dad, Major Jackson Drumgoole II.“We are thrilled to have Mark Shriver, past ‘Father of the Year’ honoree and host, return to serve as Master of Ceremonies at our 72nd Annual Father of the Year Awards,” said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, and VP, Group Director Men’s Division Itochu Prominent. “Mark Shriver’s philanthropic efforts helped improve the lives of 240,000 children and families across the country last year alone. He is a true inspiration to fathers everywhere, from his dedication to Save the Children to his passion and love for his family.”Mr. Shriver developed Save the Children’s early childhood development, literacy and health programs in the United States, which benefit children living in some of the country’s most impoverished regions. Mr. Shriver also created Save the Children’s domestic emergency programs to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children before, during, and after disaster strikes. He led a national coalition that convinced Congress to create the National Commission on Children and Disasters and was appointed to the Commission by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). He was elected chairperson by his fellow commissioners and served in that role for the life of the Commission (2008-2011).He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. In 1988, Mr. Shriver founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves delinquent and at-risk youth through intensive, community-based counseling. Mr. Shriver subsequently created The Choice Jobs Program, Inc., a private non-profit that trains, places and supports former Choice clients in jobs, as well as The Choice Middle Schools Program, a model for keeping at-risk middle school children in school.Mr. Shriver received his B.A. from The College of the Holy Cross in 1986 and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1993. He has also received honorary degrees from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland and from The College of the Holy Cross.Mr. Shriver has written a New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir titled, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,” which was published in June 2012 and was the recipient of the 2013 Christopher Award. He resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Jeanne, and their three children, Molly, Tommy, and Emma.As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $35 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.last_img read more

RCMP present rural crime stats to PRRD Board

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Members from the RCMP detachments in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Tumbler Ridge gave presentations to the Peace River Regional District Board outlining regional crime statistics from last year.Speaking first, Fort St. John detachment commander Insp. Mike Kurvers said that officers had seen an overall decrease in service calls in the rural area, from 3,246 in 2016 to 3,200 last year. He said that overall, most types of crime had decreased, while others increased slightly.Insp. Kurvers said that rural arsons dropped significantly last year compared to the year prior, from 21 to six. Property crime and violent crime saw substantial decreases year-over-year with the exception of sex offences. Those increased from seven to 22 in the past year. The number of vehicle thefts, drug-related offences, and impaired drivers also increased from 2016 to 2017. Dawson Creek’s acting detachment commander Sgt. Mike Richard said that rural calls in the South Peace have increased 33 percent compared to 2016, with police being called out 1,917 times last year.  Sgt. Richard said that vehicle thefts were a big problem in 2017, with an average of 15 to 17 vehicles being stolen every month. He did attribute at least part of that to a large chop-shop operation in Doe River, north of Rolla, which was shut down by police last year.Sgt. Scott Hromadnik said that the Chetwynd RCMP had a busy 2017, which he attributed to an uptick in oil and gas industry activity near his community. Sgt. Hromadnik also said that his detachment has been focusing recently on traffic enforcement, as roads in the Chetwynd area claimed seven lives last fiscal year.last_img read more

Morocco to Host Pan African Humanitarian Summit for First Time

Rabat – The 2018 summit, under the theme “Africa, My Home: An Inclusive Participation for Africa’s Development,” will meet November 16-17 at Palais des Congres Rabat.The event will host civil, political, art, and media personalities as well as representatives of the public and private sectors and diplomatic missions.The summit’s activities “will focus on themes which form the main strategic vision of the 2030 UN Agenda and the African Union (AU) agenda 2063, including migration, gender, youth and women’s participation in development and peace as well as education, employment and climate change,” reads a press release by the Pan African summit. The summit will also focus on “African cultural identity and its contribution to socio-economic transformations in Africa, as well as the role of civil and civic diplomacy in promoting people-to-people relations and partnerships exchanges bilaterally and regionally.”Why choose Morocco?After Morocco re-joined the AU in January 2017, the country took part for the first time in the 2017 Pan African Humanitarian Summit and Awards in Tanzania on November 18 last year.Morocco’s ambassador and country director to the Pan African Humanitarian Summit, Karima Rhanem, told Morocco World News, “Morocco was chosen for its global and regional commitments to just causes, it is a country that has shown solidarity, vision and leadership in promoting socio-economic development and cooperation in Africa.”At the 2017 Pan African Humanitarian Summit, Morocco took the chance to share its experience in human and socio-economic development with over 300 delegates. Morocco’s leadership “has been clearly seen through several investments and efforts deployed by Morocco under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI in the past few years to promote South South cooperation and to contribute to the development of the African continent,” she added.She noted that 85 percent of Morocco’s foreign direct investment goes to Africa. This makes Morocco the “number one investor in West Africa and the second largest investor in the African continent.”Morocco may have left the AU for three decades but it never left the African continent and “has ever since strengthened ties with several African countries on the bilateral level,” Rhanem affirmed.After the 2017 Pan African summit, the Moroccan International Center for Diplomacy signed a partnership agreement with the Nigerian-based Pan African Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development to organize the fourth summit in Morocco.Rhanem said that the King regards Africa as “his natural home and deployed considerable efforts in strengthening partnerships with African countries.”“It is a beautiful day when one returns home after too long of an absence,” King Mohammed VI said at the AU summit in January 2017.King Mohammed VI has made over 52 visits to several African countries in the last 19 years. Holding the summit in Morocco, according to Rhanem, shows “the Kingdom’s commitment towards regional and global issues and provides for an institutionalized platform for dialogue for civil society and other stakeholders.”Speaking about migration, Rhanem asserted that Morocco is “the only African country with a full integration policy for African migrants and refugees.”On November 7, Moroccan Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit said that 50,000 migrants residing in Morocco have been regularized since 2014. The number accounts for about 85 percent of the overall applications from foreign nationals in Morocco.Summit objectives The objective of the 2018 summit is to identify concrete African solutions on sustainable peace and social-economic development in Africa.Rhanem said that one of the main objectives of the summit is to “demonstrate HM the King’s leadership in Africa and his efforts in promoting South-South cooperation.”The event will also be an opportunity to exchange Morocco’s experience in human and economic development with other African countries.This year’s meeting seeks to “provide technical expertise to delegates on how to move Africa from consumption of international aid programs to a strong strategic economic and geopolitical partner,” according to the Pan African Summit’s press release.The Moroccan International Center for Diplomacy organized the two-day event in partnership with the Pan African Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development (PALEDEC), the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.At the end of the summit, an award ceremony will pay tribute to African personalities who have developed Africa in various fields.Rhanem, who is also a civil society activist, won a 2017 Pan African Humanitarian Award.The activist was the first Moroccan woman to be nominated for the award, in the category of “Young Achievers Award on Social Leadership and Nation Building.”The summit will come one month before the UN Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakech. read more

Muthu Sivalingam appointed as Deputy Minister of Primary Industries

Nuwara Eliya District Parliamentarian and President of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) Muthu Sivalingam has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Primary Industries.He was sworn in as the Deputy Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today. The CWC had earlier said it was prepared to work with President Maithripala Sirisena.

IGP wants tourist cops to learn Chinese Hindi and French

Speaking on behalf of the SLTDA, its Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka said the state tourism institution would extend its maximum support to the Tourist Police Division, as protecting tourists is a key priority for the government and the SLTDA would go to any length to achieve it. (Colombo Gazette) At the meeting, the IGP also said a new uniform would be introduced  to the Tourist Police Division, allowing it to build more cordial relations with the tourists visiting Sri Lanka. He also added that measures would be made to give more training opportunities to officers attached to the Tourist Police Division.“Officers of the Tourist Police Division should pay special attention to language  training.  In addition to English, they should also learn widely used  international languages such as Chinese, Hindi and French,” the IGP said, while promising to expand training opportunities to the Tourist Police.“Members of the Tourist Police Force,” the IGP said, ” must work closely with the SLTDA and other institutions involved in the Tourism sector. At the same time, the Tourist Police Division should be a brand by itself adding value to Sri Lanka’s reputation as a safe destination,” Jayasundara said. The new Police stations will be constructed with the instance of the SLTDA and they will be strategically positioned covering all main tourist destinations in the country.“We have to understand the important role played by the tourism sector in the country’s economy. In a few years, it is expected to become the largest foreign exchange earner for the country. Therefore, ensuring safety of the foreigners visiting Sri Lanka will be a top priority for the Police force,” IGP said. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara says officers of the Tourist Police Division should learn widely used international languages such as Chinese, Hindi and French.He said that 25 new Tourist Police stations would be established across the country to ensure the safety of tourists. The IGP made this assurance during a meeting held with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the officers of the Tourist Police Division, at the Police Headquarters in Colombo, SLTDA said in a statement today. read more

Rockets hit UNICEF offices in Afghanistan injuring one

The UNICEF office compound in Jalalabad was not occupied when two rockets hit this afternoon, but a local guard was injured and the building and vehicles suffered from some physical damage.The agency said at this stage the reasons for the violence were not clear, and there was no cause to believe that UNICEF would be a target for any terrorist attack. At the same time, UNICEF said such incidents underlined the continued volatile security situation facing all humanitarian agencies operating in the country.

Yemen ceasefire deal Potential now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions

“This agreement has the potential to allow the ports of Hudaydah and Saleef to operate at near-normal capacity,” WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel told journalists in Geneva. “The free flow of commercial food supplies into Yemen should prevent further increases in food prices, which have sky-rocketed in the last few months.”  WFP and other UN agencies have described Hudaydah as the principal lifeline for two-thirds of the population, who have endured suffering on a huge scale since fighting escalated between Government forces and Houthi opposition militia, in March 2015. Before the warring sides agreed a deal at UN-led talks in Sweden this week, clashes had prevented the sustained supply of commercially shipped food and fuel through Hudaydah.This led to a spike in prices which put basic goods beyond the reach of ordinary Yemenis.“With the conflict intensifying over the recent weeks, we have seen a decrease of 50 per cent in shipments into Hudaydah port as private companies, shipping companies, were reluctant to use the port for security reasons,” Mr Verhoosel said. “We also hope, then, that it will change.”The UN agency is also hopeful that it will soon regain access to a large milling and storage facility in Hudaydah – the Red Sea Mills –  which supplies one-quarter of its flour for millions of people in north and central Yemen.Significant role for UN in managing crucial portAccording to the ceasefire agreement, the UN is to play a significant role in managing the port.The UN has not had access to those facilities since September, Mr Verhoosel explained. “We hope that thanks to the agreement we will have access very soon to those facilities and we will be able to dispatch those 51,000 tonnes of wheat to assist 3.7 million people.”To illustrate the widespread need for assistance in Yemen, Mr Verhoosel noted that in January 2017, WFP delivered aid to 3.5 million people a month, but that this number has now more than tripled. “It’s one of our biggest operations ever,” he said, adding that the agency plans to reach up to 12 million people during next month. Of particular concern are children and breastfeeding mothers, 1.5 million of whom will receive additional nutritional support in coming weeks.Details of the ceasefire agreement were announced on Thursday by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who said that despite “pending” unresolved issues, it would improve the lives of millions of people.In addition to an end to fighting in Hudaydah governorate, the cessation of hostilities also encompasses neighbouring Taizz governorate, where years of conflict in the city have posed serious access challenges to humanitarians.The WFP Senior Spokesperson said he hoped that the “peace breakthrough” announced in Sweden would lead to similar agreements elsewhere in Yemen – and better humanitarian access to those in need.“The deal is not enough, it’s a good start,” he said. “That’s why we look forward to January or later when the second round of discussions will take place under the Special Envoy’s leadership and we hope that other similar agreements will be reached in other parts of the country.”  Without assistance, 73 per cent of the population in Taiz – some 2.2 million people – risk “crisis” levels of food insecurity, WFP says. Around 1.3 million would experience “emergency” levels of hunger and 45,000 would face “famine-like” conditions.Mr. Verhoosel said there was “still time to save millions of people” adding that “honestly, our staff is working 24 hours a day for the moment to avoid as much as we can a catastrophe.” read more

Cyber attack Monday morning meltdown expected as Europol chief warns of escalating

first_imgPatients are being urged to stay away from GPs amid fears of a “Monday morning meltdown” as a result of the global cyber attacks.It comes amid warnings that the crisis could spread to other sectors, with a wider “escalating threat” as millions of workers switch on their computers.The director of Europol raised fears that the cyber attack that has hit NHS services and global businesses “will continue to grow” as people return to work after the weekend. The head of Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre echoed the warning, raising concerns that many existing infections may yet to have been detected, and others could spread within networks.He said the crisis could develop “at a significant scale” in coming days.The leader of Britain’s family doctors urged patients without appointments to stay away from GP practices at the start of the week unless their need is urgent.Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said the attacks, combined with precautionary measures, have had an “extensive impact” on GP practices, some of which are likely to struggle on Monday.Last night, she said: “The concern is that on Monday morning the appointment system may not be working, some places may not be able to access routine results, even the phone lines in some cases may not be working.”“If it is routine we are saying please leave it a day or two – if you are urgent we will prioritise but if not please give us a couple of days,” she said. On Sunday he said: “It’s very likely tomorrow that there will be some new cases emerging, possibly at a significant scale, but we don’t know.”So far, the scale of the damage has been limited by a UK security researcher, hailed as an “accidental hero” after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which ended up halting it.The man is today revealed as Marcus Hutchins, from Ilfracombe in Devon.The 22-year old warned that a further attack is likely, saying hackers could upgrade their virus to remove his “kill switch” rendering any systems which are not patched to be  vulnerable. My real life friends don’t know about my blog/twitter/job, etc… So today is going to be interesting.— MalwareTech (@MalwareTechBlog) May 14, 2017 Darien Huss, 28, who worked with the British 22-year-old to stop the cyber attack  Urging patients to stay away unless their need was urgent, she said: “We are saying to the public, please bear with us.  “The system may be compromised, but if you are urgent we will prioritise; if it is routine we are saying please leave it a day or two.”If phone lines were not working, patients in need of urgent appointments should make their way to surgeries to seek them out she said.However, the leading GP said the situation across the country was unknown, with no central data  held on which operating systems were run by surgeries, or the extent of the impact.Many practices would have tried to carry out security updates over the weekend, she said.But there remain fears that the true damage could become clear as thousands of doctors try to log on.“In some cases computer systems will have been patched over the weekend but what we are frightened about is everyone logging on and there being a massive drain on the system as every computer is updated,” she said.Health officials have urged the public to use the NHS wisely, and said anyone with an appointment at a hospital or GP surgery should attend unless given specifically told not to.At least 47 NHS organisations have been affected by the crisis, with thousands of operations, tests and appointments disrupted as screens went blank across the country. The impact on GP services has been less clear, with the cyber attack occuring on Friday afternoon as many surgeries prepared to close for the weekend.Health officials are concerned about how the systems will cope when 8,000 GP surgeries open this morning, with no central record of how many surgeries have been affected.Since Friday’s breach more than 200,000 victims – including the NHS – across 150 countries have been infected by the Wanna Decryptor ransomware, also known as WannaCry.Europol director Rob Wainwright said he had been concerned for some time that the health service was not properly protected, unlike banks who had put “a proper strategy in place”.And he said he was fearful that the virus could spread across other sectors, with particular risks today as most workers return to their desks.”At the moment we are in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up, I am worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines on Monday morning,” he said.Mr Wainwright said: “What is happening here is the exploitation of a flaw in the Microsoft operating systems. It is only affecting those computers that are not patched. We have been concerned for some time that the healthcare sector in many countries is particularly vulnerable.” Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)  said the situation could worsen as the week goes on.“The way these attacks work is that there are compromises of machines and networks that probably haven’t been detected, and also ones that have been detected can spread.center_img Darien Huss, 28, who worked with the British 22-year-old to stop the cyber attack  “It’s very important that people patch their systems now,” he said.”We have stopped this one, but there will be another one coming and it will not be stoppable by us,” he said.”There’s a lot of money in this. There’s no reason for them to stop. It’s not really much effort for them to change the code and then start over.” On Sunday afternoon  even hospitals – including Barts NHS trust, the largest in the country –  were continuing to divert patients from Accident & Emergency departments, as they battled the crisis. The rest have been able to restore their functions, leaving them to attempt to sort out a major backlog of patients and attempt to identify what information has been lost since systems were last backed up. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Atlas Copco to acquire Renegade Drilling Supplies in South Africa

first_imgAtlas Copco has agreed to acquire the assets of Renegade Drilling Supplies Proprietary Ltd, a South African manufacturer and distributor of drilling consumables for mining exploration. Renegade Drilling is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and sells its products throughout the Southern African region. The company manufactures and distributes mining exploration drilling consumables, such as drill rods, in-the-hole tools and diamond drill bits. It has 22 employees.“We are happy to bring the strong team at Renegade Drilling into our Group,”  said Helena Hedblom, President of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. “This acquisition will expand our product portfolio and establish a regional footprint for manufacturing of mining exploration consumables.”The acquisition is expected to be completed shortly. The purchase price is not materially significant to Atlas Copco’s market capitalisation and is not disclosed. The business will be part of the Rock Drilling Tools division in Epiroc, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlas Copco that will be listed on the stock exchange in 2018 provided shareholders’ approval.last_img read more

Internet célèbre les 20 ans de sa naissance

first_imgInternet célèbre les 20 ans de sa naissanceLe Web est né il y a 20 ans. Le 6 août 1991, le chercheur britannique de l’Organisation européenne de recherche nucléaire (CERN) Tim Berners-Lee, finissait tout juste de mettre au point un projet utilisant un protocole de communication entre deux ordinateurs connectés en réseau, Internet.Le World Wide Web, la Toile mondiale également appelé Internet ou Web a fêté ses 20 ans samedi dernier. C’est en effet le 6 août 1991 qu’un chercheur britannique à l’Organisation européenne de recherche nucléaire (CERN), Tim Berners-Lee a eu l’idée de s’appuyer sur Internet afin d’établir un système d’accès aux informations, explique A l’époque, le projet Internet, créé initialement en 1974, n’était en fait qu’un protocole de communication entre deux ordinateurs connectés en réseau. Ainsi, le chercheur britannique a proposé d’utiliser ce système pour permettre d’échanger des données entre les ordinateurs du CERN. Un concept baptisé ENQUIRE et dont les bases ont été posées dès 1989, révèle la suite, en 1990, Tim Berners-Lee a reçu l’aide de son collègue Robert Cailliau pour préciser le projet. Ils ont alors conçu le système de lien hypertexte tel qu’on le connait aujourd’hui et qui permet d’accéder aux informations en ligne depuis un navigateur Internet. Le projet s’est ensuite enrichi du langage HTML permettant la présentation des pages web, et du HTTP, le protocole du Web régissant la communication entre un client (le navigateur Internet) et un serveur (l’ordinateur).Une invention révolutionnaire Le 6 août 1991, Tim Berners-Lee écrivait ainsi : “Le projet WWW a démarré pour permettre aux physiciens de partager des données, des nouvelles, et la documentation. Nous sommes très intéressés par la diffusion sur le Web à d’autres domaines, et d’avoir des serveurs passerelle pour d’autres types de données. Les collaborations sont les bienvenues”. Le chercheur était alors loin d’imaginer qu’il venait tout juste de donner naissance à l’outil qui allait révolutionner l’utilisation des ordinateurs, la diffusion et l’accès à l’information, tout comme la communication à travers les quatre coins de la planète. À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesDécouvrez à l’occasion de cet anniversaire, ce à quoi ressemblaient il y a peu certains de vos sites Internet préférés sélectionnés par Maxisciences  Le 9 août 2011 à 15:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dwayne The Rock Johnson reveals new trailer for upcoming film Fighting With

first_imgFacebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Google+ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed on his Twitter Sunday, a brand new trailer for the upcoming film “Fighting With My Family” which focuses on the life and wrestling career of current WWE star Paige.The new trailer contains never before seen footage which shows Paige during her WWE tryout and her time in the NXT brand. Johnson stated in his post that in 2012 while filming Fast and the Furious in London he watched a local documentary about Paige and her wrestling family, and knew he had to “tell their story.”The film, which will be released under Metro Goldwyn Mayer, was produced by WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions, is set to release in Theaters on February 14, 2019 according to the Internet Movie Database website.You can watch the new trailer on Johnson’s Twitter post below.One night in 2012 while filming Fast & Furious in London, I watched a local documentary about @RealPaigeWWE & her real life crazy, hilarious & inspiring wrestling family from Norwich, England. I knew I had to tell their story. Enjoy our new UK trailer #FightingWithMyFamily— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 23, 2018 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Allan revels in important Napoli victory

first_imgAllan claims the comeback victory Genoa 2-1 at Marassi is worth more than three points for Napoli in the pouring rain.Napoli were behind courtesy of a Christian Kouame header when play was halted at the 59th minute for a waterlogged pitch.When it resumed, Goals from Fabian Ruiz and Davide Biraschi(O.G) completely turned the tie around to secure victory for the Naples side.“Considering how the victory arrived, it’s worth even more than three points,” Allan told Football Italia.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“It was a hard-fought win in a really difficult arena, even more difficult to play in today with the atmospheric conditions.“We won and that’s the important thing, we can go into the break for international duty with more confidence.”Juventus visit Milan tomorrow evening, while Inter have a tricky trip to Atalanta, so it could be a very positive round for Napoli.“I’m sure Milan-Juve will be entertaining to watch, but we mustn’t think about it too much. There’s a long way to go, we must focus on ourselves and look forward.”last_img read more

Cuban migrants land on Key West

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of Cuban migrants have been reunited with relatives in South Florida.The group was taken to Church World Services in Doral, after landing in Key West, early Sunday morning.“Twenty-five hours of rough waters, but we were able to navigate,” said Adam Gonzales, speaking Spanish. “There’s 19 of us, and we all made it safe and sound.”“The boat was named Mercy,” said Raudel Sarmiento, speaking Spanish. “I don’t know what they did with her. The boat took us a month to make. We left Friday night at 11:15, and we got here at midnight on Saturday.”Another group’s landfall was captured on camera in Key West, around 10 a.m., Sunday.Good Samaritans welcomed the migrants and gave them water.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Kenai Hosting TRASHersize Hike This Thursday

first_imgFor additional information call 907-283-8262 or 907-283-8235. All volunteers will meet at the Kenai Public Library, and maps will be provided upon arrival. The next event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, beginning at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Spruce Street. The first event took place on August 30, and volunteers collected four trash bags with garbage along Ryan’s Creek Trail greenbelt. Each hike will be from noon to 1pm, at Ryan’s Creek Trail, and is family friendly. The city will provide bags, gloves, and water.center_img This event is hosted by the City of Kenai Parks & Recreation: “Use your lunch break to experience Kenai’s parks, exercise, and extinguish trash” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai will be hosting the second in a series of ‘TRASHercize Hike’ events on Thursday, September 20.last_img read more

Survey Content Marketing Growing But Not Quite a High Priority

first_imgFolio: and min, in partnership with Snap App, conducted a short pre-conference survey, unveiled at today’s Content Marketing & Innovation Summit in New York, that reveals content marketing and native advertising may not be pursued in such a broad-based way among publishers. As most of the speakers at the Summit noted, we’re in the midst of fundamental changes in the advertising market—mostly in the form of greater interest in custom, integrated advertising solutions. There are plenty of publishers that have not jumped on that bandwagon, however.According to the survey, which had about 100 respondents, content marketing is a mixed bag in terms of priority. On a scale of one to five, with five indicating the lowest priority, 25 percent of respondents were right down the middle, giving content marketing a priority of 3. Seventeen percent said it was a top priority. Also, respondents listed a fairly old-school menu of content marketing services, with 60 percent indicating print magazines and special issues, 41 percent noting advertorials and 38 percent citing white papers as the kinds of content marketing they do.Thirty-six percent of respondents said less than 10 percent of overall advertising revenue comes from content marketing, with about 67 percent, in aggregate, saying 11 percent or more.last_img read more

CBI Addl Director holds meeting with officials

first_imgKolkata: Additional Director of CBI M Nageshwar Rao on Thursday held a series of meetings with senior officials of the central probe agency in the city, sources said. Rao visited the CBI office at CGO complex at Salt Lake and discussed various ongoing cases, after which he went to the anti-corruption branch office of CBI at Nizam Palace, the sources said. According to sources, Rao is scheduled to meet the officials of Economic Offences (IV) wing of CBI on Friday at the Salt Lake office which is dealing with the multi-crore ponzi scam cases like Saradha and Rose Valley. The central probe agency was gearing up to expedite the cases relating to the ponzi scams and bring them to their logical conclusions, sources said. The CBI had also interrogated former Kolkata Police Commissioner and now ADG-CID Rajeev Kumar under the directions of Calcutta High Court in connection with the Saradha scam case.last_img read more

VIDEO Browns DE Carl Nassib gave a presentation to convince his teammates

first_imgIt seems like every pro athlete nowadays is all over social media, but not if Browns defensive end Carl Nassib has his way.During last night’s season premiere of Hard Knocks, Nassib was shown trying to convince his teammates that spending time on Twitter and The Gram is a giant waste of time. He calculated that just two hours on social media a day adds up to an entire month spent scrolling through timelines each year. Good luck with that.Nassib obviously has an uphill battle on his hands, but he does have a point.Carl Nassib is 1,000 percent spot on, yet I know I’ll still find myself scrolling through my twitter timeline for probably close to 2 hours a day 🤦🏻‍♂️— Nick Riley (@NickRiley117) August 8, 2018 Advertisementlast_img

Slovenia detains Kosovo expremier on Serbia arrest warrant

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Avni Arifi, a senior official in Haradinaj’s party, the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo, said on Facebook that Haradinaj was refusing to appear in front of a Slovenian judge.“This attitude and act by the Slovenian state is unacceptable and very offensive for me and for Kosovo,” Arifi’s Facebook posting quoted Haradinaj as saying.Haradinaj himself could not be reached by phone.The former guerrilla fighter was cleared of war crimes charges in two lengthy trials by a U.N. war crimes tribunal. But Serbia accuses Haradinaj, a senior rebel commander in western Kosovo, of committing war crimes against Serb civilians during the 1998-99 war, including kidnappings, torture and killings.His detention was met with condemnation in Kosovo, where he is widely considered a hero for his role in steering Kosovo to statehood. Several dozen ethnic Albanians gathered outside the Slovenian embassy in the capital of Pristina to voice their discontent.Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008. Slovenia, once part of the now-defunct Yugoslavia together with Kosovo, is among over 100 countries that have recognized Kosovo’s independence.But Serbia, which considers Kosovo part of its territory, has vowed never to recognize the separation. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist ___Ali Zerdin contributed from Ljubljana, SloveniaCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A former prime minister of Kosovo has been detained by Slovenian authorities on a 2006 international arrest warrant issued by Serbia.Ramush Haradinaj, now an opposition leader, was on his way back home from an official visit to Germany when he was blocked from boarding a flight leaving Ljubljana Airport, his party said in a statement Wednesday.Kranj police department spokesman Bojan Kos, whose agency is responsible for the airport, confirmed that a Kosovar citizen was stopped based on a Serbian Interpol warrant but declined to identify the person, citing privacy laws. He said legal procedures were ongoing. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society Top Stories last_img read more

Greece defends harsh reforms it promised creditors

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government on Tuesday defended the billions worth of “harsh” new budget savings it has offered in talks with creditors, as some of the governing party’s own lawmakers spoke out against them.Greece has proposed measures worth 8 billion euros ($9 billion), including increases to company and consumer taxes, to persuade the country’s bailout creditors to release new loans it needs to avoid defaulting on its debts next week. Another lawmaker, Dimitris Kodelas, echoed the sentiment.“Such an agreement cannot be voted on,” he told To Vima radio. “The deal toward which we are moving is a deal which, by common admission, has nothing to do with our program.”Labor Minister Panos Skourletis insisted the proposal, if accepted by the creditors, was a good one for Greece that included beneficial measures for workers.A deal that will ensure Greece remains in the eurozone is likely to have enough parliamentary votes to pass, as some opposition lawmakers will almost certainly vote in favor. But significant losses from the governing coalition of Syriza and its coalition partner, the small ANEL nationalist party, would be a blow to Tsipras and could lead to early elections.ANEL said Tuesday that any agreement with Greece’s creditors should be linked with some form of debt relief.“Clearly a government that doesn’t have the confidence of its deputies can’t stand up. But I don’t think we’ll get to this point,” Sakellaridis said.The uncertainty of the past few months has further hammered the Greek economy, while worried Greeks have pulled billions out of domestic banks for fear of restrictions being imposed on banking transactions, or of the country leaving the euro. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall ____Nicholas Paphitis in Athens and Greg Keller in Paris contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober A decision is expected this week: eurozone finance ministers are to meet Wednesday evening, followed by a European Union summit Thursday and Friday.Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will also travel to Brussels Wednesday, for midday talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde, his office said.Greece needs a decision before June 30, when its current bailout expires and it also faces a 1.6 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) loan repayment to the International Monetary Fund.The government is also under pressure from other left wing parties and trade unions, who say its proposals will place further burdens on austerity-weary Greeks. Late Tuesday, 7,000 members of a Communist Party-affiliated trade union and 3,000 pensioners held a peaceful protest march through Athens, demanding that the government withdraws its proposals and restore pensions to pre-crisis levels.Tsipras’ radical left Syriza party won in January on a promise to repeal the harsh budget cuts and tax increases that previous governments had imposed since 2010 in return for bailout loans.Tsipras says such measures have been focusing too closely on healing public finances while worsening the economic plight of Greeks. Sponsored Stories The government’s proposal “is clearly moving in the right direction” to ensure the country can maintain international funding “and avert a disorderly path towards bankruptcy,” said Simos Anastasopoulos, the head of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.“On the other hand the proposed measures put the burden on the private economy,” he said, adding that the new taxes are certain to “lead to recession and an increase in unemployment.”After a series of meetings in Brussels on Monday, European creditors say Greece’s new reforms proposals offer a good basis to break a nearly five-month deadlock in talks over new loans.Greece’s new proposals “are tangible elements we can work with in an efficient way to reach an agreement,” French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said. “We need one last push (Wednesday) night so that the heads of state can sign off on the agreement.”The IMF sounded less optimistic, with Lagarde describing the proposals as “still short of everything that we expected.”Hopes that a deal was at hand nevertheless boosted markets. The Stoxx 50 index of European shares was up 1.1 percent, adding to the previous day’s big gains of 4.1 percent. In Athens, the stock exchange closed up 6.1 percent, after closing up 9 percent on Monday. Pro-Euro demonstrators drop fake Euro notes during a rally outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, June 22, 2015. Thousands of people gather to show support for the country’s future in the eurozone and the European Union. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) Top Stories But with creditors withholding 7.2 billion euros ($8 billion) worth of rescue loans and Greece’s state coffers running dry, Tsipras has been forced to backtrack on many pledges. A debt default by Greece could result in much greater economic pain for the country — a potential run on the banks and even an exit from the 19-nation euro currency union.On Tuesday, Tsipras’ government found it had some explaining to do to its own party and backers.“There is full comprehension that there are measures in the proposal that are harsh, and they are measures that under different circumstances, if it was up to us, there was no way we would have taken,” government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told the private Greek television station Antenna.Sakellaridis noted the proposed measures seek to increase taxes on those with higher incomes rather than on low-income families, salaried employees and pensioners.But some party members were not swayed.The proposals “cannot be supported, cannot be voted for,” Syriza party lawmaker Eleni Sotiriou was quoted as telling the weekly Dromos tis Aristeras. “The responsibility for the political developments regarding the submission of such measures will lie with those who made these choices.”last_img read more