NB vote Liberals promise health spending vow to keep rural hospitals open

first_imgFREDERICTON – Health care was the dominant issue Friday as New Brunswick’s political parties fought for the public’s attention heading into the first weekend of the campaign for the Sept. 24 provincial election.Premier Brian Gallant used the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton as a backdrop to announce a big-ticket plank in his election platform.Gallant said a re-elected Liberal government would spend $100 million per year for four years on equipment purchases and upgrades to hospitals.“These investments in our hospital infrastructure will create good construction jobs, will help our health-care professionals provide the best care possible and will demonstrate to New Brunswickers that we understand how important their health-care system is to their quality of life,” Gallant said, flanked by his Fredericton area candidates.Gallant detailed a list of projects made possible by $336 million in spending by his government over the last four years.“When a family member is sick or injured there’s really nothing else that matters than making sure they get the health care they need and in a timely fashion,” Gallant said.Later, during a campaign stop in Grand Falls, Gallant said a re-elected Liberal government would prevent the closure of any hospitals in New Brunswick and would set up a dedicated fund of $50 million over 10 years to invest in modernizing the infrastructure and technology of the province’s rural hospitals.“As long as I’m your premier and we’re your government, no rural hospital in New Brunswick will be closed,” Gallant said.Gallant has been repeating that no-closure pledge for the last two years.He said his government would also add additional services to rural hospitals where there is under-used space to help reduce crowding and wait times elsewhere in the health system.Meanwhile, Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs said there’s more to health care than just investing in bricks and mortar.“It’s a change in focus from creating an economic development model — which the government seems to think works through tax dollars and simply building more — versus taking the money and putting it into people so that we can do more,” he said.Higgs said, if elected, his government would reshape aging care.Speaking in Moncton, he said a Tory government would consult with seniors about how they want to live, and provide supports so they can remain in their own homes longer.“We need to encourage a home-care model where people can come to homes and provide that service as opposed to when they don’t need to be in a special care home or a nursing home,” Higgs said.Higgs says he would protect seniors’ assets and pay home-care workers a fair wage but didn’t offer specifics.Gallant is quick to defend his record in seniors care, saying his government has a plan to add 1,000 nursing home and memory care beds, and make over $100 million in renovations to existing nursing homes over the next five years.“We have secured an investment of $75 million over three years by the federal government to create an aging pilot program in our province designed to improve the quality of care for seniors in our province,” Gallant said.The other party leaders spent Friday campaigning in their ridings.The People’s Alliance officially launches its campaign Saturday, while the Green Party plans a platform release on Monday.last_img read more

Darfur returnees can count on UN African Union support to rebuild says

16 June 2009The joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will do all it can to help civilians who have started returning voluntarily to their villages in the strife-torn Sudanese region to rebuild their livelihoods, a senior official pledged today. The joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will do all it can to help civilians who have started returning voluntarily to their villages in the strife-torn Sudanese region to rebuild their livelihoods, a senior official pledged today.Deputy Joint Special Representative Henry Anyidoho said it was critical to provide returnees with the necessary support so that their returns are not temporary, as he addressed community leaders in the West Darfur village of Seraf Jidad, where over 2,000 families have returned in the past two months. “We will take up the challenge – UNAMID, together with UN agencies and NGOs [non-governmental organizations], as well as the Government – to see how quickly we can come to your aid,” he said.Mr. Anyidoho said priority tasks included improving security, providing water and rehabilitating infrastructure in villages such as Seraf Jidad, which is located some 45 kilometres southwest of El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur.As many as 8,000 families resided in Seraf Jidad and its surrounding area until January last year, when fighting between Sudanese Government forces and members of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) forced residents to flee.About two months ago, many residents started returning after local humanitarian officials promised better security and offered plastic sheeting and other materials for the rebuilding of homes.Mr. Anyidoho, who was accompanied by colleagues from the Mission, made a similar visit last week to the village of Donki Dreisa, where a number of people have returned. Set up by the Security Council in 2007, UNAMID is tasked with protecting civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since violence erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and their allied Janjaweed militiamen. read more

Middle East Ban calls for promotion of trust alongside proximity talks

25 May 2010The proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians earlier this month must be accompanied by steps to foster mutual trust and more positive conditions on the ground, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored today. “The parties must avoid provocations or breaches of the Roadmap or international law, which will only create new crises of confidence,” Mr. Ban told the start of the United Nations International Meeting in Support of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process under way in Istanbul, Turkey.Israel, he said, must exercise particular restraint in East Jerusalem, ending demolitions, evictions and settlement expansion there. For its part, the Palestinian Authority must continue fulfilling its commitments to build institutions and promote security.In a message delivered by Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, the Secretary-General said that in Gaza, all parties should work towards ending closure and preventing illicit weapons smuggling, among other measures.He called for an end to the closure, voicing concern that it “creates unacceptable suffering, hurts forces of moderation and empowers extremists.”Also addressing the start of the two-day Istanbul gathering being held under the auspices of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the head of the group’s delegation, Zahir Tanin, also welcomed the start of indirect talks.He voiced hope that they will lead to tangible results, including the unobstructed movement of people and goods in the West Bank, the end of the Gaza blockade and the release of Palestinian prisoners.Holding back from unilateral actions and from incitement which could jeopardize ongoing efforts would be among the steps needed to set the stage for direct talks, he said.“Unfortunately, the initial signs are far from encouraging,” with top Israeli officials signalling their intention to continue with illegal settlement activity, Mr. Tanin noted. “These acts undermine the very basis of a negotiated settlement and destroy the credibility of the political process.”He stressed that “the sovereign State of Palestine, free from foreign occupation, is still just a vision. The sense of frustration is palpable among Palestinians and in the region in general both with the open-ended Israeli occupation and the open-ended peace process, which has proceeded by fits and starts, in bouts of inconclusive negotiations, raising expectations then failing to meet them.”Mr. Tanin pointed out that Palestinians’ patience with the peace process and with the two-State solution is wearing thin.By many measures, Palestinians, he said, are worse off today then they were when the peace process kicked off some two decades ago.The official added that two-thirds of Gazans under the age of 30 have never set foot outside Gaza, where the “unacceptable” blockade has left the people in the area to erect houses out of mud to replace those destroyed during Operation Cast Lead, the three-week Israeli military offensive starting at the end of 2008 that had the stated aim of ending rocket attacks by militants operating in the area.Humanitarian agencies issued a UN-backed call on the Israeli Government today for full access into and out of Gaza for materials and exports needed to jump-start the area’s agriculture and fishing sectors.In a press statement, they also appealed for Palestinians’ access to farmland and fishing areas to be lifted. The enforcement of these restrictions suffocates the agriculture sector and put the lives of farmers and fishers at risk. “The fact that this coastal population now imports fish from Israel and through tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border speaks to the absurdity of the situation.”Since the start of Israel’s blockade on Gaza in June 2007, the formal economy has collapsed, with more than 60 per cent of households now food insecure.In a related development, Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, joined the chorus of UN voices condemning Sunday’s vandalizing by intruders of the summer games facility in Gaza operated by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).A group of about 30 armed and masked men set fire to the facility, which was under construction near the beach in Gaza City. It was designed to be one of about 35 facilities for a summer games programme being run by the agency.“The children of Gaza are already surviving through the harsh realities of a post-conflict environment and exposure to violence,” Ms. Coomaraswamy said. “The games provide a reprieve from the acute tensions of daily life and offer them a safe place to be children again.”In an earlier statement, Mr. Ban called the attack “an attempt to intimidate and harm the most defenceless in Gaza,” calling on the de facto authorities to ensure the safety of the UN’s operations and to allow UNRWA to carry out its work. read more

Opinion LeBron James is the most valuable player overall but Russell Westbrook

LeBron James is 25.7 points, 7.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game for the 2nd place Cleveland Cavaliers.Credit: Courtesy of TNSLeBron James is the most valuable player in basketball, but that shouldn’t make him the 2014-15 NBA MVP.Would the Cleveland Cavaliers have locked up their first playoff appearance since James took his talents to South Beach if Akron’s prodigal son hadn’t returned? Obviously not, and Kevin Love wouldn’t have joined the Cavaliers either.But for as good as James has been in his first season back in the Buckeye state — he’s averaging 25.7 points, 7.3 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game — Cleveland wouldn’t have any excuse to have a record worse than its 48-27 mark. In general, James, Love and All-Star guard Kyrie Irving have been healthy this season and the Cavaliers’ only major injury hit was to center Anderson Varejao.But even when Varejao went down, the Cleveland front office responded by bringing in Timofey Mozgov as a more than capable replacement.Then there were the issues with Dion Waiters being, for lack of a better word, a pill. His attitude didn’t fit what James and the Cavaliers wanted to do, so they sent him to Oklahoma City and brought in J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.James is in the midst of his eighth season with Cleveland, but this is the first time the franchise has truly built a winner around him. That’s why he isn’t the season’s most valuable player, even though the value he brings to any team would surpass all others.James should certainly still receive consideration, but in all honesty, the Cavaliers have been only as good as, if not slightly worse than, was expected. Each bump along the road has been smoothed out for the team, and Cleveland will be streaking into the playoffs with a great chance to win its first NBA Championship.To do what is expected, or even just below expectations, isn’t an MVP-winning performance. It can still be a great performance and make you a contender, but James hasn’t carried his team in the same way NBA MVPs typically do.Enter Russell Westbrook, who has put up other-worldly numbers in recent weeks in order to keep the Thunder — minus superstar Kevin Durant for much of the year — in the playoff hunt.Westbrook himself has missed 15 games this season, but behind him and with Durant out for all but 27 contests, Oklahoma City doesn’t have a lot going on.The UCLA product’s recent triple-double outbursts have been historic, but his contributions are having an effect well beyond the numbers. It would’ve been hard to blame Westbrook had he more or less thrown in the towel on the season and simply started jacking up ill-advised shots and refusing to pass.Instead, he’s answered the call and become the clear leader for the Thunder down the stretch, forcing it into the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. It’s no guarantee just yet that Oklahoma City will end up in the postseason, but if it does, then Westbrook deserves the credit.Yes, James deserves his share of credit in Cleveland, but to take a team with a questionable supporting cast — including the Cavaliers’ outcast Waiters — and keep it in the hunt in the much-tougher Western Conference is a true MVP run.Is James still the most valuable player you can have on a basketball team? Of course. But that’s not what the NBA MVP is for. read more

Shamima Begum lawyers say 400 jihadists are already back in UK as

Shamima Begum is to claim she must be allowed to return to the UK because Theresa May has already allowed 400 jihadists to return from Syria without revoking their citizenship. Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer who has represented Begum’s family since 2015, said: “There are 400 people who have returned, arguably in more culpable circumstances than her.” Lawyers for the jihadi bride are expected to argue in a taxpayer-funded legal challenge that the action is disproportionate and discriminatory. Most of the 400 Britons returned around five years ago when Mrs May was home secretary and were investigated by police and security services. Some were prosecuted, some put in deradicalisation programmes, and… read more

38 killed after bus in Haiti ploughs into street musicians while fleeing

first_img 3 Comments Source: Richyzworld.com/Twitter Monday 13 Mar 2017, 7:52 AM Source: CNN Breaking News/Twitter A BUS SPEEDING away from a hit-and-run accident plowed into dozens of street musicians in northern Haiti, killing 38 people, officials said.Another 13 people were injured in the crash which took place just before 9am yesterday in Gonaives, a city of some 300,000 people located about 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince.“We were in the band, having fun! And then the bus passed by crushing people,” says Jean-Renald Edouard, lying on an emergency room bed.“He hit me on the hip, and I fell down hard. After that, everything went black,” said the 26-year-old man, his girlfriend at his bedside.First, the bus plowed into two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other, according to Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti’s civil protection office.The driver of the Blue Sky bus then rammed into three groups of street musicians as he tried to speed away, leaving a scene of ghastly carnage. Image: Google Maps http://jrnl.ie/3284142 In a statement Haitian President Jovenel Moise “expressed his deep sadness following the terrible accident.”“The head of state conveys, on behalf of the whole government, his sincere condolences to the families and those close to the victims,” the statement read.Moise called for “an investigation as soon as possible to shed light on this tragedy.”After the first hit-and-run incident, the driver may have panicked and tried to run, one police officer said privately, not wanting to interfere with an ongoing investigation.At La Providence hospital, family members stood by as many survivors of the accident were still in shock.At least one witness said from his hospital bed that the bus did not have its lights on – which might have been part of the driver’s fatal escape bid.One woman was hoping to keep the number of grandchildren killed in the tragedy to one.Guerda Fenelus swatted flies to keep them from resting on the face of her unconscious grandson Peterson.“One of my granddaughters was killed by this bus. And he is here. He still has not spoken – he is alive because he is on oxygen,” the 61-year-old woman said.“I am suffering so much from seeing him that way. And it is his silence that kills me. If he spoke, I could have hope,” Fenelus sighed.© – AFP 2017Read: Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children’s shelter rises to 40Read: Dutch PM says he won’t apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Google Maps Short URL 38 killed after bus in Haiti ploughs into street musicians while fleeing hit-and-run Police are still searching for the bus driver, who fled the scene. HAITI: 34 FEARED DEAD AS BUS RAM INTO A CROWD OF BYSTANDERS https://t.co/5CEFwDmAr2 pic.twitter.com/6JTjVFJfm7— Richyzworld.com (@Richyzworld) March 13, 2017 By AFP The number of injured was initially 17, but four victims later died at the hospital, the national police in Gonaives said.Police were forced to control an angry crowd after the grisly incident. Drivers in Haiti who are involved in accidents rarely stop at the scene because they fear attack by local mobs seeking to extract vigilante justice.“The people who were not victims of the accident tried to burn the bus with the passengers inside,” said Faustin Joseph, civic protection coordinator for the department of Artibonite, where Gonaives, the regional capital, is located.The Blue Sky bus line, a private company offering long-distance routes, is an upscale option for travel in Haiti with modern, air-conditioned coaches.Most Haitians generally travel on former American school buses which ply the roads, making frequent stops.Authorities initially said they had detained the bus driver, but he had actually fled the scene, Gonaives traffic chief Jeudy Lisate told AFP. Police were still trying to identify him.InvestigationIt’s not known what caused the crash, which occurred on a straight stretch of a national road without any potholes.On Sunday afternoon, a heavily damaged car was seen in a ditch on the side of the road, but the accident scene had otherwise been cleaned up. At least 38 people were killed in northern Haiti after a bus plowed into a festival crowd https://t.co/d59cb6tdZN pic.twitter.com/aTM34DZ8C1— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 13, 2017 Share Tweet Email1 Mar 13th 2017, 7:52 AM 11,126 Views last_img read more

MPs pass crucial multibill

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The omnibus bill containing liberalization measures and other reforms that Greece needed to pass to receive its next bailout tranche squeezed through Parliament at just after midnight on Sunday but the vote led to the government’s majority dwindling further.The first article was supported by 152 votes in the 300-seat Parliament and the second article, which contained the rules governing Greece’s new bank framework, received just 151.New Democracy MP Nikitas Kaklamanis, who did not back one of the articles, was immediately expelled from his party’s parliamentary group by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.There was no immediate reaction from PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos to the fact that veteran lawmaker Apostolos Kaklamanis and former Socialist chief and premier George Papandreou did not give their full support. Papandreou voting against the banking regulations, which set out rules for capital increase at banks that have been recaptilized with taxpayers’ money.The government had been concerned about a rebellion from some of its own MPs but appears to have appeased them by making a last minute change to its provision for the shelf-life of pasteurized milk, which was reduced to seven days from the proposed nine. Until now, it had been five days.Nevertheless, Sunday turned out to be a tension-filled day as SYRIZA failed in its attempt to have the vote on the multi-bill delayed, leading to the leftists walking out and only returning for the midnight vote.Parliamentary speaker Evangelos Meimarakis that the main opposition party’s motion of no-confidence in Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras was inadmissible, ensuring that debate on the multi-bill could continue.Under parliamentary rules, debate on the motion would have taken precedence over any other item on the agenda. This would have meant that the debate on the multi-bill would have stopped and the vote on the package of liberalization measures demanded by the troika for the release of more bailout funding would not have taken place until midnight on Tuesday.This would have caused a considerable problem for the government as it was hoping that eurozone finance ministers meeting in Athens on Tuesday would approve the next loan disbursement. The voting through of the bill, however, was considered a prerequisite for the Eurogroup to give the green light.SYRIZA accused the government of trying to ram through, using an emergency debate procedure, a bill running into hundreds of pages without proper debate and adding clauses that would favor banks and certain businessmen.Meimarakis based his ruling on Greece’s constitution, which says six months must elapse between two motions of no-confidence in the government. He said SYRIZA’s motion against a minister implementing the government’s policy amounts to one against the government since it does not touch on the minister’s personal conduct.Following the speaker’s ruling, SYRIZA’s lawmakers left the debate and its leader, Alexis Tsipras, tabled a motion of no-confidence in the speaker. Debate on that motion does not take precedence over the current debate on the bill and will take place on Monday.Samaras accused SYRIZA of “undermining the country’s credibility” and “fanatically opposing” Greeks’ interests.SYRIZA’s motion against the finance minister was backed by most opposition parties except for Democratic Left, which spent a year in government with the conservative New Democracy and the socialist PASOK parties before leaving last summer over policy differences.The last hour of the debate was dominated by complaints from opposition parties about the government inserting numerous last minute amendments into the multi-bill. Under pressure from the opposition, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis agreed to withdraw one such amendment concerning the overhaul of two public hospitals.Source: Kathimerini / Associated Press.last_img read more

Heavy rain in Provo

first_img Related Items:magneticmedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 8th 2017 – Providenciales – Due to the heavy rain fall in Providenciales as well as other islands, Environmental Health Director (EHD), Kenrick Neely is advising all residents on the Turks and Caicos islands to take all necessary precautions in eliminating mosquito breathing sites on their properties. The Turks and Caicos Islands have been experiencing continual rainfall over the past weekend and into this week.The director says residents should ensure that all containers used to store water be properly disposed. Also, he is advising persons that any kind oil can be used to treat breathing areas in yards. All boat owners are also strongly advised to turn down their boats and take the plugs out of boats to allow water to drain. Water buckets and drums used to store water should also be properly sealed.  For additional concerns or questions persons can contact the Environmental Health Department at 338 2142-43 and 44. For those on North and Middle Caicos you can contact 946 7235.Story By Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNews #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer openedlast_img read more

1 billion for Intels 5G business why is Apple crazy about it

first_img Close Apple announced that it will be buying Intel’s cellular modem business for $1 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the last quarter of 2019. The acquisition would include a corporate exchange of about 2,200 employees from Intel with the transfer of IP and equipment to Apple.The envelope to the deal will enclose about 17,000 wireless patents on protocols for cellular standards, modem architecture, and operations. The deal also signs amendments stating that Intel will be allowed to develop modems for PCs, IoT devices and autonomous vehicles. An Intel sign is seen at the Intel Museum in Santa Clara, California on November 4, 2016. / AFP / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty ImagesThe acquisition will allow Apple to build 5G modems for its smartphones rather than depending on Qualcomm for the hardware. The iPhone major though signed the deal with Intel; it will rely on Qualcomm’s hardware until the patent license agreement of six years between the two companies comes to an end.Apple had been using hardware from both, Intel and Qualcomm till last year when they closed a deal with Qualcomm to solely produce cellular modems for their devices. Intel had been struggling since then without any buyer for its products. Apple CEO Tim Cook launches the Apple March 2019 event. Courtesy apple.comApple had been trying to relieve itself from all third-party collaborations and focused on in-house manufacturing of the modems. It has been working on the modem technology for years through its research and development (R&D) centres in San Diego.According to some reports, the iPhone manufacturer will be able to complete its research and development to produce its own modems by 2022. So, there might be good news for the users as the research and development on modems might bring variations in the i-devices. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:55Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:54?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img 5 Highlights From 2019 Apple Eventlast_img read more

Mentally challenged girl raped in Sirajganj

first_img.A mentally challanged girl was raped allegedly by a local youth in Joypura village of Shahjadpur upazila in Sirajganj on Friday, reports UNB.The accused is Momin Munna, 22, a college student and son of Amirul Islam of Joypura village.Officer-in-Charge of Shahjadpur police station said Munna pounced on the victim when she went to fetch a goat from the bank of the Jamuna river on Friday evening.As she was late to return home her grandmother went to look for her and found Munna violating her, but he eventually managed to flee.Being informed, village leaders tried to settle the matter in arbitration but failed.Later on Sunday victim’s father filed a case with Shahjadpur police station over the matter.last_img read more

Listen Now States DOJ Argue Whether Trumps Travel Ban Should Stay Suspended

first_imgThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday evening over whether President Trump’s travel ban should remain on hold or go back into effect.Trump’s executive order temporarily barred visa holders from seven majority-Muslim countries, as well as all refugees, from entering the country. It was signed on Jan. 27 and quickly challenged by an array of lawsuits.One of those cases resulted in a temporary restraining order, blocking the ban — for now — from going into effect. It’s that restraining order, not the ban as a whole, that lawyers will be arguing over Tuesday.The arguments before a three-judge panel will be held by telephone at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT), and you can listen live online. Here are a few things to know before the arguments get going:How did we get here? Trump’s original executive order (which we’ve annotated here) bars travelers from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for 90 days, suspends new refugee admissions for 120 days, and blocks refugees from Syria indefinitely.The White House denies that this amounts to a “Muslim ban,” as Trump called for during the presidential election. But all seven of the listed countries are majority Muslim. The order calls for the eventual prioritization of refugee claims from people of “minority religions” in their country of origin — and in an interview Trump said that Christians from the Middle East would be prioritized.On Jan. 30, Washington became the first state to sue the administration, arguing that the order is discriminatory and violates the Constitution as well as federal law. (The lawsuit is one of many challenging the travel ban.)That case — with Minnesota joining Washington — resulted in Judge James L. Robart siding with the states in granting a temporary restraining order that blocked the ban from being enforced until the court case could move forward.The Department of Justice asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to immediately reinstate the ban. The court refused to immediately intervene but asked the states and the DOJ to make more arguments for and against the restraining order.Both sides have filed briefs to try to make their case and will be presenting them again in oral arguments Tuesday night.What’s at stake Tuesday?The appeals court will not decide the overall legality or constitutionality of Trump’s travel ban. The only thing under consideration Tuesday is the temporary suspension of the travel ban.If the court upholds the temporary restraining order, then the ban will continue to not be enforced as the court case moves forward. If the court sides with the U.S. government, the ban will go back into effect for now — and the case against the order will still move forward.On the law and policy blog Just Security, Georgetown law professor Marty Lederman — who served in the Justice Department under President Barack Obama — notes that the court’s decision might not actually be that exciting.“Just so that everyone’s expectations are not unduly raised (and then dashed),” he writes, there’s “a very real possibility” that the court won’t consider the merits of the case at all.A temporary restraining order can’t usually be appealed, as the government acknowledges. The DOJ argues that it is able to appeal this one, based on technical reasons involving the difference between a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction.Lederman says the judges might well focus on that procedural distinction — whether it can be appealed in the first place — instead of other elements of the case.What are the arguments on each side?Aside from the procedural element (which relies on riveting questions like what counts as an adversary hearing, and how long the TRO will be in effect), the two sides are arguing over who is more likely to win the overall case over Trump’s travel ban. The likelihood of winning is a factor in determining whether a temporary restraining order is appropriate.The DOJ cites the president’s broad authority on immigration issues as a reason the government is likely to win this case, eventually. The states, meanwhile, say they’ll win, based on their evidence that the travel ban was designed to discriminate on the basis of religion and violates the right to due process.Then there’s the question of “irreparable harm.” Washington state originally asked for the restraining order because it argued the travel ban was actively harming its residents. The federal government, meanwhile, argues that suspending the ban is causing harm by violating the separation of powers and exposing citizens to risk, and also because it amounts to “judicial second-guessing” of the president’s judgment on national security. (The state says the temporary restraining order just restores the status quo from before the ban, and that the DOJ’s argument “makes no sense.”)The DOJ also argues that even if it were appropriate, the temporary restraining order should have been imposed more narrowly, rather than nationwide — while the states say a nationwide halt was necessary to protect residents who might travel through a port of entry anywhere in the country.Who are the judges who will decide? The arguments on each side will be presented to a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit: William Canby Jr., Richard Clifton and Michelle T. Friedland.Canby was appointed by Jimmy Carter, Clifton by George W. Bush and Friedland by Obama.What happens next?As the appeals court considers the DOJ’s request to reimpose the executive order, the case continues to move forward at the district level.A host of other lawsuits challenging the executive order are also unfolding across the country — The Hill reports that there are more than 50 such lawsuits brought by state attorneys general, religious groups and individuals.Eventually, one of the cases might well make it before the U.S. Supreme Court. Bob Ferguson, the attorney general of Washington state, told NPR’s Michel Martin he sees that as “entirely possible.”As NPR’s Nina Totenberg has reported, Senate Democrats have signaled that the executive order might factor into confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee for the court’s open seat, as they weigh his position on the legality and constitutionality of the travel ban.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday September 22

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uA discussion about bigotry and racism within the Republican Party between Lester Spence, associate professor of Political Science and Africana studies at Johns Hopkins University and Tony Campbell, Political Science lecturer at Towson University. Plus, in the wake of Pope Francis’ arrival in the U.S., we open up the phone lines to discuss the Pope, race and Black America. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Md Dermatologist Offers Tips to Avoid Winter Skin Damage

first_imgDry skin occurs throughout the year, however, for many Blacks, it can become increasingly uncomfortable during winter months. Cold temperatures, low humidity, and strong, harsh winds, according to dermatologists, deplete the skin of its natural lipid layer, which would normally help keep the skin from drying out. Black skin, as a result, can become very flaky, dry, and ashy in the winter.“Years ago, Black mothers might use anything from olive oil or cooking grease – later petroleum jelly – to keep skin soft and keep it from cracking, especially if working outdoors,” Rockville dermatologist Candice Drummond told the AFRO. “Some of us still apply the Vaseline, but there are a host of dietary and topical measure to keep the ash away.”To guard against dry skin and lips, Drummond recommends limiting baths or showers to 4-5 minutes, using lukewarm water and using non-drying, mild soap for cleansing. Long showers and baths actually strip the skin of its natural oils. “Many of us like using perfumed soaps or gels, which smell great, but do a fair job of drying out the skin in winter. Even mild soaps can have drying effects, so limit soap use to areas where you are prone to perspire or where dirt readily accumulates (face, hands, feet, underarms and groin area).”Avoid products with alcohol or that can be drying and irritating to the skin like harsh scrubs.Drummond also offered tips of daily moisturizing, being careful, again to avoid heavily perfumed lotions. “Look for lotions that contain humectants (glycerin, hyaluronic acid and urea). When you come out of the shower or bath, immediately apply the moisturizer to your damp skin. This will help to seal the moisture in and provide a protective barrier from the harsh winter environment,” Drummond said.Additionally, Dermatology News offered: Moisturizing the air at home and the office with a humidifier to keep the heating systems from inadvertently drying skin as they heat the area. A low-cost alternative to humidifiers are plants. When watered, plants help diffuse moisture throughout the room. Drummond added that many Black families keep a sauce pan with water in it on top of heating convectors to the same end.Avoid wool clothing next to your skin. Wool often irritates skin, making it itchy in the winter. Instead, wear cotton camisoles, undershirts, or long underwear underneath any wool clothing. Finally, keeping the body well hydrated by drinking ample amounts of water each day is critical to fighting against both dehydration and ash.If suffering from dry, itchy skin in spite of following these skin care tips, Drummond recommends seeing a dermatologist to make sure the condition is not from allergies or a skin condition like psoriasis or eczema.last_img read more

Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> THE HAGUE – Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat.The country’s National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security says in a statement that some of the extra measures, which included military police checking cars approaching the airport to drop off passengers, will end Thursday evening, just under three weeks after they were introduced.The counterterror co-ordination office says “further investigations have led to the conclusion that some of the extra measures are no longer necessary.”The move comes amid busy days at the national airport as the summer vacation period draws to a close.Since March 2013, the threat level in the Netherlands has been at “substantial,” the second highest on a five-step scale. The Canadian Press Share Thursday, August 18, 2016 center_img Posted by Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport Tags: Amsterdamlast_img read more

New learning programs from Nexion Canada aim to train prospective agents

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Tags: Nexion Canada Posted bycenter_img LONDON — Nexion Canada wants to take training for the next generation of travel agents to the next level with two new educational programs: a Virtual Campus and an Independent Learner program.Nexion said each program gives individuals who are new to the travel industry the chance to “thoroughly learn the business – in the way that works best for them”.“Starting a new career in the travel industry, including as a travel agent, is something that appeals to a wide cross-section of individuals, particularly those who have a passion for travel and those who are interested in owning their own businesses,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Canada.“With no previous non-degree offerings available, we recognized the opportunity to fill that gap with a program that offered flexibility for busy adults through two distinct options. With Nexion Canada’s experience as a host agency, we are uniquely well-positioned to educate the travel agent professional of tomorrow.”The Virtual Campus offers participants an online version of a traditional travel school, complete with instructors, classmates, study halls and projects. Each individual is placed into a cohort, and Virtual Campus students meet with their cohort for weekly online study groups throughout four learning modules.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJInstructors from Nexion Canada guide these with discussions, along with Q&A sessions on each module. In between study groups, Virtual Campus participants complete online lessons at their convenience and Nexion Canada also arranges guest faculty lectures from experts in all segments of the travel industry. An admissions interview is required for entry into the program.At the end of the Virtual Campus course, attendees present a business or career plan to the group.The Virtual Campus is designed not only to educate participants about the travel industry, but to prepare them to become independent professional travel agents, says Foster. “Business and career planning components provide each Nexion Canada Virtual Campus attendee the chance to focus on a specific niche or specialization they hope to sell, and identify prospective customers.”The Independent Learner program offers more flexibility and does not require an admissions interview. All of the eLearn lessons are included, as well as quizzes for the aspiring travel agents.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaNexion Canada instructors are available via email for guidance, and one coaching session is included. Independent Learners move at their own pace, and the courses are available to them for six months. With no study cohort Independent Learners can learn when and where they want to.“Training the newest generation of travel agents is extremely important,” said Foster. “Nexion Canada’s goal is to provide the education and resources needed for anyone who is serious about seeking a career in travel. Different learning styles and different needs require different programs. We’re confident that participants in our Virtual Campus and Independent Learner programs will have the skills to serve their customers and become leading travel agents.” New learning programs from Nexion Canada aim to train prospective agents Friday, March 31, 2017 last_img read more

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