14 Oct
2019

Troubled teen shoplifter government mooch … Look again

first_imgAPTN National NewsDisparaging remarks is nothing new to Indigenous people in Canada – be it to their face or behind their backs.But a new photo series called “Perceptions” in Winnipeg is challenging people to look again.APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.last_img

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14 Oct
2019

White Bear First Nation has a new water system supplying community with

first_imgLarissa Burnouf APTN National NewsIn September, APTN National News brought you the story of the water crisis in the small southern Saskatchewan community of White Bear First Nation.The water in the community has been undrinkable for more than a decade.Since APTN’s report, things have changed.lburnouf@aptn.calast_img

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12 Oct
2019

UN Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond spotlights problem of human trafficking

A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ms. Ormond told a press briefing on Thursday that the problem is not widely understood. Although trafficking is chronic in South East Asia, much of Africa and the Indo-European areas, human trafficking is “something that is in all countries and in most trades [and] is the largest growing global crime,” said Ms. Ormond.“The problem is bigger, is more widely spread and is more violent than commonly thought,” echoed Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of UNODC.In response, legislation needs to be carried out not only by developing countries from where victims originate, but also by developed countries from where a majority of demand stems, he said.Ms. Ormond urged UN Member States to devote more resources to addressing the scourge, which she said is linked to the problem of terrorism.Because “it’s enormously profitable… terrorists are using trafficking as a financial resource…the same people who do trafficking in drugs and weapons do trafficking in people,” she said.Pointing out that human trafficking “undermines States and transcends national situations,” British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry said countries have a “moral imperative” to fight it.All three participants at the briefing called for measures improving education, fighting poverty, and striving to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to deal with the root causes of trafficking.There must be solidarity and avoidance of shaming particular countries, Ms. Ormond emphasized. “None of us have done enough.”Although more and more governments are acknowledging the reality of the situation in their own countries, Dr. Costa added that “we can all do more.” 20 July 2007United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and renowned actress Julia Ormond has called for global efforts to combat human trafficking, highlighting the need to address the root causes that drive the problem. read more

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12 Oct
2019

Assembly President terms Doha call for aid to developing countries remarkable

“It was also agreed that the United Nations is the uniquely representative forum where major changes in the international financial and monetary architecture can be discussed to make the system more stable and equitable,” Mr. D´Escoto said in a statement issued by his spokesman.He stressed that the declaration issued at the end of the meeting in Doha, Qatar, called for the convening of an inclusive international conference under the General Assembly President to review the international financial and monetary architecture.“This key meeting should take place in the first half of 2009,” he said. “Doha marks the last rites of the so-called Washington Consensus and represents a call to greatly expand the narrow representation of institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF),” he added, referring to the 10-point reform agenda for international financial institutions adopted in 1989.“It is now very clear that the confluence of crises affects all countries and the G-192 [the total UN membership] must be involved in finding the global solutions that meet every country’s needs and concerns, not just the traditionally dominant interests of groups like the [industrialized] G-8 or, more recently, the G-20 [that includes both industrialized countries and emerging economies].”The four-day Doha meeting ended on 2 December with a declaration in which nations affirmed that the commitment made at the 2002 global partnership agreement for development in Monterrey, Mexico, for developed countries to devote 0.7 per cent of their gross national product (GNP) to official development aid (ODA) must be maintained, despite the current financial crisis.“The Doha consensus sets the basis for an inclusive, democratic and transparent process to rebuild trust of all nations in the international financial, monetary and trade institutions,” Mr. D’Escoto said. “Only with the participation of all nations can we ensure that these policies truly benefit all people, especially the most vulnerable and poorest among us.” 5 December 2008United Nations General Assembly President Miguel D´Escoto today hailed the outcome of the recent Doha global finance meeting as “remarkable,” noting that it urged donor States to maintain their aid commitments to developing countries despite the global economic crisis. read more

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6 Oct
2019

Tanzania Annan deeply saddened at news of tragic train crash

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened by news of the crash, which “profoundly touched all of us at the United Nations,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said at a press briefing in New York.The Secretary-General expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the people and Government of Tanzania, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard.”He wishes the people of Tanzania the strength to bear and overcome the heavy burden that the tragedy has placed on the country as a whole,” Mr. Eckhard added.

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2 Oct
2019

UN seeks common European strategy on health care for refugee and migrant

“Health systems in the European Region, including those of countries that receive refugees and migrants, are well equipped to diagnose and treat common infectious and non-communicable diseases,” said Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, which includes Turkey and has received nearly three million refugees and migrants this year alone.“But we, as a region, must seek to ensure that all countries are adequately prepared and organized to withstand the added pressures of supporting a mass influx of people, while at the same time protecting the health of their resident populations,” she told health ministers and high-level representatives from Europe and other WHO regions at the start of the two-day meeting.The aim is to agree on a common approach and joint action as large-scale migration places immense and often unexpected pressure on the health systems of host countries, testing both their capacity and preparedness.In 2015, nearly two million refugees and migrants have taken shelter in Turkey, and more than 700,000 in other countries of the region. Up to five per cent of these need medical assistance for accidental injuries, hypothermia, burns, cardiovascular events, pregnancy- and delivery-related complications, diabetes and hypertension.Mass population movements, water shortage and inadequate shelter and sanitation increase the risk of catching communicable diseases.“A good response to the challenges of people on the move requires health system preparedness and capacity, including robust epidemiological data and migration intelligence, careful planning, training and, above all, adherence to the principles of equity, solidarity and human rights,”Dr. Jakab said. “A common framework for joint action on refugee and migrant health in the WHO European Region is of urgent importance,” she added, stressing the need for collective actions.Due to increased risk of communicable diseases, vaccination is high on the agenda, with UN agencies recommending immunization without delay according to the national schedules of any country where they may reside for more than a week. In view of recent measles outbreaks, countries should prioritize vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and polio, but vaccination is not recommended at border crossings unless there is an outbreak in the host or transit country. Many countries, particularly those on the front line, have already undertaken vaccination campaigns for new arrivals, but these groups still face many complex challenges, including limited access to health services, due to high cost, lack of information and administrative, cultural or language barriers. read more

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25 Sep
2019

Sir Rod Stewart donates £10000 to vandalised model railway club

A crowdfunding page to raise money for the Market Deeping Railway Club was set up after its annual exhibition was destroyed by vandals who overturned stands at a school in Stamford, Lincolnshire on Saturday.Market Deeping Railway Club said months of planning goes into the exhibition and that a number of the models on display were “irreplaceable”. The vandals caused £8,500 in damage. He said the club had been overwhelmed with offers of support and thanked well-wishers for their help.Lincolnshire Police were originally alerted to the incident by a local resident who heard noises coming from Queen Eleanor School shortly before 4am.Four youths were arrested in connection with the incident but have since been released on conditional police bail pending further inquiries. Stands which were overturned at the Market Deeping Model Railway Club annual showCredit:PA Stands which were overturned at the Market Deeping Model Railway Club annual show The original target for the fundraiser was £500, but the club has far exceeded that and has brought in thousands of individual donations.Chairman Peter Davies told the BBC: “Models that were made over years were trodden on and thrown around. It’s a total wanton destruction of the highest order.”I’ve never experienced anything like it. A hurricane would have done less damage.” Market Deeping Model Railway Club was holding its annual show when it was vandalisedCredit:PA Market Deeping Model Railway Club was holding its annual show when it was vandalised Sir Rod Stewart has pledged £10,000 to a British model railway club which was attacked by vanadals at the weekend and urged Jools Holland and Roger Daltrey to join him.The rocker, who like Holland and Daltrey, has his own model railway, said he was “devastated” to hear about the Market Deeping Railway club’s exhibition being trashed by vandals and wanted to compensate those affected.”I was absolutely devastated to hear that vandals had destroyed what was to be a lovely show by the Market Deeping Model Railway Club over the weekend,” he told Press Association.”The collection was priceless and I am donating £10,000 to help compensate those affected and asking fellow enthusiasts Jools Holland, Roger Daltrey and others to do the same.”It took me 23 years to build my model railway so I feel their pain.”The railway club, which was attacked by vandals on Saturday morning, has also received over £50,000 in public donations from around the world. 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. read more

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21 Sep
2019

Five officials sought coolingoff period waivers before taking up lobbying jobs

first_img Jun 28th 2018, 2:03 PM 11,998 Views https://jrnl.ie/4096689 Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 2:03 PM By Christina Finn Share17 Tweet Email Short URL FIVE WORKERS WHO worked in government departments, as civil servants and as ministerial special advisers sought to have their ‘cooling-off’ period either reduced or waived last year, according to the Standards in Public Office Commission’s (Sipo) annual report.The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is generally to prevent the use of insider information and ensure that a person does not gain unfair advantage in terms of their knowledge and connections in their new job.In four of the five cases, the commission granted waivers. In the fifth case, permission for a reduction or waiver of the period was refused.Under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, those involved in lobbying the government must sign-up to a register in order to facilitate transparency in the system.The commission oversees the register in which individuals, organisations, companies and PR agencies must file returns to about their lobbying activities each year.‘Cooling-off period’ Section 22 of the Act provides that ministers, ministers of state, special advisers and senior public officials are subject to a one-year “cooling-off” period before they engage in lobbying activities in a new job.However, a person subject to the cooling-off period may apply to the commission for a reduction or waiver in the time period.Last year, one senior civil servant, three special advisers, and one department official applied to have the cooling-off period waived.One special adviser sought to waive the final ten months of the cooling-off period before taking up employment with two separate organisations.The person had been a special adviser in a government department, and both organisations the employee would be working for had carried out lobbying activities with the person’s former department.In the case of one of the organisations, it had recently communicated directly with the applicant.‘Not in the public interest’The commission considered that to consent to the application for a waiver would not be in keeping with the objectives set out by the Act and would not be in the public interest.It also took into account that the person was seeking to take up employment within a very short period of having ceased to be an adviser and with an organisation that had recently and directly lobbied the person and the department with which they were connected.Moreover, the person had been offered the position without a competitive process, stated the annual report.The special adviser’s application was refused, and later appealed. The appeal officer upheld the commission’s decision.New job in consultancy servicesOne civil servant, who was seeking to provide consultancy services to a company on the register that had previously carried out lobbying activities with that department, had six months reduced from the cooling-off period.The report states that the applicant, and the company the applicant was seeking to provide services to, had each confirmed that he or she would not be expected to participate in or advise on any prohibited lobbying activities during the relevant period.A department official who sought a ten-month waiver was also successful in their application, and had it granted under similar circumstances.Another special adviser who worked in two government departments sought to have nine months removed from the cooling-off period, while another special adviser sought a ten-month reduction.The commission took into account that the company in which both applicants were seeking to take up employment had not previously carried out lobbying activities with the applicants or with either of the departments they worked for. The waivers were granted.Lobbying activities In 2017, the commission issued 198 notices to people informing them of its intent to prosecute if the person did not submit a return of lobbying activities.While prosecution proceedings were initiated in six cases, compliance was achieved in all cases and there were no convictions during 2017 for failure to submit a return of lobbying activities.It total, almost 10,000 returns of lobbying activities were submitted. Health continued to be the policy area most lobbied about, followed by economic development and industry, agriculture, justice and equality, and housing.Sipo now plans to develop a code of conduct for lobbying, which is due to be completed by the end of 2018. 15 Comments Five officials sought ‘cooling-off period’ waivers before taking up lobbying jobs The purpose of a ‘cooling-off’ period is to prevent the use of insider information. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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17 Sep
2019

Shearer thinks Rashford should play as a centreforward

first_imgEngland legend Alan Shearer believes that Manchester United winger, Marcus Rashford, should start playing as a center-forward from now on.In English football amongst the game’s biggest legends like Alan Shearer, there is a major belief that youngster Marcus Rashford is not living up to the full extent of his real abilities.Months ago there was a strong debate about his development as a young player and many pundits who are also former players, demanded Jose Mourinho utilize him more in the Red Devils’ starting eleven.This Sunday, the Portuguese manager decided to use him as a center-forward in detriment of the poor form that Romelu Lukaku is having and this opened the eyes of Alan Shearer who had some sort of epiphany.“Rashford turns 21 on Wednesday, and he is still learning. I definitely see him as a central striker, eventually, but at the moment he does not have a voice to go and complain that this is where he should be playing,” said the Newcastle legend on BBC Sport. “He is at one of the biggest clubs in the world, under a manager who has paid £75m for a center-forward, and who does not play with two up front. Put all of that together and he is in a difficult situation as he tries to establish himself.Alan also took the opportunity to compare Marcus’ career beginnings to his own from back in the day.“Rashford was initially thrown in aged 18 by Louis van Gaal in February 2016 because United had so many injuries and, although he hit the ground running, he might not have been ready.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I made a splash on my first start when I scored a hat-trick for Saints against Arsenal but then reality bites and you have to establish yourself properly, and that involved patience.”“As much as you want to play every week, it is all part of the learning curve. For me, there was a period when I was around 19-and-a-half when I started to become more prolific in front of goal.”“The more minutes and games I played, the more belief I had – then the goals really started to flow. In all competitions, I scored 21 in 60 games for Southampton in 1991-92 to earn an England call-up, and my move to Blackburn followed,” he added.”It has been a difficult environment for him.”Alan Shearer explains what needs to happen for Marcus Rashford to truly shine: https://t.co/LcTsqTnrrt pic.twitter.com/iW3ZsGvBxa— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 29, 2018last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Merkel Hollande push for Ukraine peace

first_imgMerkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K viewsMerkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K viewsBusinessA ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces – which has seen moreVentuno Web Player 4.50A ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces – which has seen morelast_img

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5 Sep
2019

Gold Prices Could Fall Further over Next 12 Months

first_imgGold prices are expected to see further selling pressure in the coming months due to heightened expectations over interest rate hike by the US central bank, lacklustre safe-haven demand and turbulence in Chinese markets.On Monday, the yellow metal prices crashed to a five-year low due to a heavy sell-off witnessed in the gold exchanges in China.”We think that sentiment towards gold is now excessively negative,” said Capital Economics in a note.A rise in China’s gold reserves also did not underpin the gold prices, as the increased amount was far below the market expectations.”We have been highly negative on gold for the last one year. China’s gold reserves were substantially below expectations and the upside of stock markets has taken the attention of investors there away from gold to equities,” G Chokkalingam, founder of Equinomics Research & Advisory, told NDTV Profit.Chokkalingam expects the gold prices to decline further by 10-15% over the next 12 months.On Friday, China reported that its gold reserves rose to 1,658 tonnes by the end of June, up 57% since April 2009.Besides, the safe-haven demand of gold remained weak in recent weeks despite increased concerns over debt crisis in Greece and a crash in Chinese equity markets.Gold prices did not gain much even though there was a significant sell-off in other asset markets before the debt-ridden Greece got bailed out for the third time last week.The lacklustre performance of the metal during the peak of Greek debt crisis this month had raised concerns over its status as safe-haven.”Gold has failed to benefit as much as we (and others) had anticipated from safe-haven demand, despite the catalysts of the Greek crisis and China’s equity crash,” said Capital Economics.A strengthening dollar in the wake of growing expectations over rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in September is also a big concern for the gold prices in the coming months.”If gold prices fall below $1,050 (an ounce), then there will be more pressure on gold prices. I won’t buy gold right now,” said Jamal Mecklai of Mecklai Financial.last_img read more

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3 Sep
2019

Kenya dam burst death toll rises to 41

first_imgLocal residents wait inside an ambulance after Patel dam burst its bank at Solai, about 40 kilometres north of Nakuru, Kenya, on 9 May, 2018. Photo: AFPAt least 41 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, police said Thursday, as residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called “hell on earth”.After a severe drought, weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 172 dead.The private Patel dam, used for irrigation and fish farming, burst its earthen banks on Wednesday evening in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, regional police chief Gideon Kibunjah told AFP.The raging waters wiped out two villages, a local resident said, while power lines were swept away, leaving many without electricity. The search for victims on Thursday afternoon by heavy rains.”We have 41 people dead from this tragedy,” Kibunjah said, adding 20 of them were children. He said the search for victims was still going on.”It is a disaster because most people were asleep when the tragedy occurred and their houses were swept away.”He said 36 people had been hospitalised.- ‘Hell on earth’ -Survivor Ngugi Njoroge said he and his family had been having dinner when there was a “loud explosion of water that washed away our home.””I was with my parents and my younger brother. I don’t know where they are. I was carried away by the water but I was lucky as I clung to a tree until the water subsided,” he said from his hospital bed.”It was like hell on earth.”Miriam Karimi said she could not find any of her three children, including her four-year-old son.”When we heard noises, we thought it was raining heavily nearby. I’m so confused. I hope they are alive,” she said.A senior police officer at the scene, speaking on condition of anonymity, said emergency workers had spent the night combing through engulfed houses to retrieve bodies.”We found 11 of the bodies covered with mud at a coffee plantation and these are people who may have been escaping but could not make it due to the force and speed of the water from the flooded dam,” he said.”Most of them are women and children who could not have been able to run fast, and the elderly.”The dam is close to an informal settlement housing casual labourers who work on nearby farms.The Kenyan Red Cross estimates that up to 500 families were affected by the disaster, which took place some 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Nairobi.- Deadly rainy season -Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides countrywide.Government statistics released Wednesday showed that more than 220,000 people have been displaced by flooding as heavy rains hit the country after three consecutive failed rainy seasons had left it in drought.Since March, at least 21,000 acres (8,500 hectares) of farmland have been submerged in water with an estimated 20,000 animals killed, the Red Cross said last week.The floods have also destroyed road networks in some parts of the East African country and in some cases the military has stepped in to airlift residents from submerged houses.The Red Cross appealed last week for $5 million (four million euros) to help those affected.The deluge has affected large parts of East Africa, destroying crops and killing farm animals after a severe drought which had sent food prices and inflation soaring and left millions in need of food aid.In Rwanda 215 people have died because of floods and landslides since January, according to Philippe Habinshuti of the disaster management ministry.In Somalia flooding has displaced tens of thousands, while torrential rains have also caused havoc in Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

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3 Sep
2019

Indonesia wins UN council seat along with Germany Belgium

first_imgGerman foreign minister Heiko Maas votes during a General Assembly meeting to elect the five non-permanent members of the Security Council June 8 at the United Nations in New York. Photo : AFPIndonesia has defeated the Maldives in the only contested election for a seat on the Security Council starting 1 January and will join the UNs most powerful body along with Germany, Belgium, South Africa and the Dominican Republic.General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak announced the results of the secret ballot vote Friday.The four countries running without opposition in the 193-member General Assembly all received over 180 votes. Indonesia defeated the Maldives by a vote of 144-46.The Security Council has five permanent members and 10 members elected by the assembly for two-year terms. Five countries are elected every year.Winning a seat on the Security Council is a pinnacle of achievement for many countries because it gives them a strong voice in matters dealing with international peace and security.last_img read more

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1 Sep
2019

SINGALONG MESSIAH

first_imgNew this year, on December 15th, Anthony Blake Clark will lead the audience and Chamber Chorus in Handel’s complete oratorio. Enjoy this surround-sound experience even if you don’t sing along! Bring your own musical score or purchase one at the concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets or for more information, please contact Baltimore Choral Arts at 410-523-7070 or visit www.BaltimoreChoralArts.orglast_img

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30 Aug
2019

Colin was right on the Red Rifle wrong on Doug Pederson

first_img Advertisement Where Colin was RightBradford to Vikings continues to be the move of the year – Minnesota is 3 – 0 and looks to have transformed it’s Adrian Peterson centric offense into a big play pass offense triggered by Bradford. He’s completing 68% of his passes, has a 107.8 passer rating and still hasn’t thrown a pick. First-round draft picks are overrated. Critics beat him up, Colin was a believer. He’s still 6’5” and still throws darts. That usually works in the NFL.Where Colin was Wrong.The NFC East has been a beast – Colin thought the NFC East would be a train wreck at the beginning of the year, but the Cowboys and Giants have been better than expected, and the Eagles are the surprise team in the entire NFL. The Redskins have struggled, but are competitive, and have two wins in the division already. Colin was wrong.U missed the X man! RT @uSTADIUM: Dak’s first passing TD puts this one away. Hits Dez who throws up the X! #Cowboys pic.twitter.com/mQaT2T4xHv— S Dub U (@Yobro_ok) September 26, 2016 Where Colin was RightNFL Week 3 Blazin’ 5 – Back-to-back winning weeks for Colin in the Blazin’ 5. He was 3 -2 for Week 3, and moved over .500 (8 – 7) for the year. Washington, Oakland, Indy all hit, and Colin’s upset special of the week, Washington pulled the outright upset as a road dog. If Colin was one of the Hunger Games movies, he’d be Catching Fire. Colin was right. Where Colin was WrongTrevor Siemian has been outstanding – 312 yards and 4 TD’s in his first road game. Still not ready to say he’s the long-term answer, but he has been as good or better than Brock Osweiler or Manning were during last year’s Super Bowl run. He’s 3 – 0 and has provided as much offense as Denver has needed to win. Colin predicted the Broncos led by Siemian would go 6 – 10. He’s taking the loss on this one. Where Colin was Wrong.Doug Pederson – It’s hard to know what you’re getting with a rookie head coach, but Pederson and the Eagles are undefeated through 3 games, and he has been masterful managing Carson Wentz, including a 34 -3 smack down of the Steelers. Wentz is the headline for Philly,  Pederson is the story behind the story. Colin was wrong on Doug Pederson, but he’s all aboard the Pederson train now. Elite coach. Colin was wrong.“Trust the process.”Coach Pederson addresses the #Eagles after the Monday Night Football win. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/SrOws8BDa9— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 20, 2016 Every Monday, it’s time for Colin to do a victory lap for his predictions gone right and stand in front of the oncoming traffic of public opinion where he was wrong.The Blazin’ 5 is still hot, Bradford is ballin’, Doug Pederson has been outstanding, and Trevor Siemian has been better than terrible.Here’s Where Colin was right, where Colin was wrong through 4 weeks of college and 3 weeks in the NFL. Where Colin was Right.Colin has been on the money with the Raiders – Colin has been right on the Raiders for 2 years now. He had them going 7 -9 last year. Nailed it. He predicted the Silver and Black would finish 10 – 6 and win the AFC West. Oakland’s young stars look like their coming into their own. His preseason prediction is looking good so far. Colin is calling this right.Derek Carr doing his best Tony Romopic.twitter.com/SODDzCzA3Q— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 25, 2016 Where Colin was Right.Andy Dalton –  Colin has always said that Andy Dalton was an average quarterback with superior weapons. No Marvin Jones, no Mohammed Sanu, no Tyler Eifert so far this year, and Dalton has 3 TD’s and 2 picks. Great quarterbacks don’t need an arsenal of weapons, they make the arsenal. Colin’s calling a bullseye on the Red Rifle. “Who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?”We did. #Horsepower pic.twitter.com/s85AtyrNkL— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 25, 2016last_img read more

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28 Aug
2019

Watch Loud explosion as fire breaks out at scrap metal yard in

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: Watch: Old Aloes building in Ladysmith destroyed in fireMany people also stopped on the road to see what was going on.No one was injured in the fire.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! A fire broke out at a scrap metal yard on Monday morning (July 30) in Thompson Road.It is believed that someone was using a blow torch to cut through a metal candle stove when the fire started, also causing something to explode.The flames quickly spread inside the scrap yard, with the fire department responding to the scene.Firefighters quickly had the blaze under control, with a large crowd of onlookers gathering around and inside the scrap yard.Also read: Breaking News: Fire breaks out at Ingula Pumped Storage Schemelast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

Ready set go How to spend 24 hours in these top 5

first_imgEvening: 1. Melbourne – fly from £430 A morning without brunch in San Francisco is a morning wasted. Right now, ‘millionaire’s bacon’ is all the rage – a thick, candied bacon with a hint of spicy, smoky cayenne pepper. Pair it with bottomless mimosas at Kitchen Story on 16th Street. Morning: It’s worth the early start and slightly steep ticket price to get a bird’s eye view of the Yarra River, Eureka Tower and West Gate Bridge from the wicker basket of a hot air balloon. The daily dawn trips with BalloonMan come with photos and a time lapse video souvenir. Afternoon: Fly to Dublin from £23 You’ll need a warming pint of Guinness after that. Get your fill on a literary-themed pub crawl, hopping from boozer to boozer in the old town’s warren of streets to quotes from Dublin’s famous authors. Throw all self-consciousness aside and go to a singalong performance at The Castro Theatre, where the likes of Grease, West Side Story and Frozen are belted out by audience members dressed up to the nines – each night begins with a costume contest, so don’t let the side down. Fly to Melbourne from £430 2. Dublin – fly from £23 Whenever you’re getting to know a new city, it never feels like you have enough time. We’re here to help you make the most of every hour in these five incredible cities – from dawn ’til dusk. Morning: Afternoon: Morning: Make like Scarlett Johansson and get down at Karaoke Kan, the karaoke bar from Lost in Translation – which happens to be super cheap and easy to find in central Shibuya. Fly to Bangkok from £285 4. Tokyo – fly from £452 Evening: Fly to Tokyo from £452 Burn off those breakfast calories on an urban hike from downtown to Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Sutro Tower – the tallest point in the city.  Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Catch a movie at the intimate arts-house theatre Light House Cinema, which specialises in indie Irish feature films and documentaries. It’s in the up-and-coming Smithfield neighbourhood, as is the smart Maldron Hotel (prices start at £155) – which is also just a 10-minute tram ride from the lively Temple Bar district. Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels Photo credit: Shahid A KhanPhoto credit: Conor LuddyPhoto credit: StockbytePhoto credit: Shahid A KhanPhoto credit: Conor LuddyPhoto credit: Conor Luddy Search hotels in Dublin Morning: Spend the afternoon floating down the Chao Phraya River on a boat trip, which is easily accessible from Wat Pho – although you’ll get a far cheaper ticket price if you opt to explore the waterways on the Chao Phraya Express Boat. Photo credit: BeboyltdPhoto credit: Coward LionPhoto credit: Beboyltd Search hotels in Melbourne Search for car hire Take a calming morning stroll through the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a 144-acre park that combines native, traditional Japanese gardens with French and English styles.center_img To round off the day, spend the night at Hotel Majestic, a romantic, historic hotel that dates back to 1902 and is adorned with vintage details and antique furnishings. Rooms start at £140. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Photo credit: Aaron KatoPhoto credit: Edgar ChaparroPhoto credit: Braden CollumPhoto credit: Aaron KatoPhoto credit: Edgar ChaparroPhoto credit: Edgar Chaparro Afternoon: Photo credit: Thor AlvisPhoto credit: Sean PavonePhoto credit: Kazoka30Photo credit: Thor AlvisPhoto credit: Thor Alvis RelatedThe butcher, the baker and the donut-maker – London’s best street food revealed!Five years ago if you were visiting London you might have accidentally stumbled across the odd brilliant farmer’s market or a low-key food stall of sorts. Skate forward to 2016, and there are now so many street food traders selling their wares – think roti wraps, Chinese dumplings, chargrilled oysters,…£25, £50 or £150 a day: the best places to holiday whatever your budgetDreaming of a long-haul adventure but not sure you can afford it? Check out our roundup of global hotspots where even after paying for your flight you can still eat, sleep, and have fun without busting the daily budget. Your daily budget: £25 For a relaxing beach getaway: Ko Lanta,…24 hours in Dublin: a video city guideVisiting Dublin but stuck for time? Fear not, Dublin city centre is so compact that it’s possible to see all the main sights and get in a few sneaky pints in less than 24 hours. Here’s our quick guide to spending a morning, afternoon and evening in Dublin’s fair city. Head straight to the Queen Victoria Market for brunch so you can fuel up for an afternoon perusing the open-air stalls of fresh fruit and veg, bric-a-brac, clothes and knick-knacks. Be sure to pick up a hot jam doughnut from the American Doughnut Kitchen. Evening: There’s a reason why a visit to the ancient Wat Pho temple complex is on every visitor’s agenda: it’s home to the 46 metre-long Reclining Buddha, a gold-plated statue that was built in 1832 and is one of Thailand’s most recognisable sights. Evening: You’ll never go hungry in Bangkok, where grilled skewers and noodle soups are proffered on every street corner. But treat yourself to a really special meal at Nahm, currently 28th on The World’s Best 50 Restaurants list, where Aussie chef David Thompson crafts masterpieces from Thai ingredients using his classical French training. 3. Bangkok – fly from £285 Start the day with an icy dip at Forty Foot, an outdoor swimming spot on Scotsman’s Bay that’s not for the faint of heart – but legend has it that the clean, deep waters are good for your health. Deep breath… Afternoon: Morning: Download the Skyscanner app Less than 15 minutes’ walk from the market and hidden in an old bank vault is the basement bar Beneath Driver Lane, where inventive cocktails made from over 100 whiskies are served on thick leather coasters. After a nightcap or two, head back to the Mantra City Central hotel to lay your head among funky artwork and stylish décor. Prices start at £57. Search hotels in Tokyo 5. San Francisco – fly from £265 Afternoon: Search hotels in Bangkok For lunch, ramen is a no-brainer – but head to BumBunBlauCafe, which is famous for its kakigōri, shaved ice cream desserts, drizzled with homemade condensed milk. Search hotels in San Francisco Have you got 24 hours to spare and a city you want to explore? Find cheap flights below: All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 7 May 2019. Fly to San Francisco from £265 Then it’s back to your hotel to sleep off all that food. We like Galleria 12 Sukhumvit Bangkok, which is simple and clean, with a relaxing pool area, right by ASOK Station. Rooms start at £35. Photo credit: GordonBellPhotographyPhoto Credit: BalloonMan / Lexicon ArtworkPhoto credit: Benjamin AshtonPhoto credit: GordonBellPhotographyPhoto credit: GordonBellPhotography Then, you won’t need to travel far if you book a room at the Shibuya Excel, which (luckily) has a 24-hour front desk. Prices start at £112 a night. Evening:last_img read more

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9 Aug
2019

Rep Chatfield announces February office hours

first_img05Feb Rep. Chatfield announces February office hours Categories: Chatfield News State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours throughout the month of February.“I am pleased to be hosting community office hours every month in order for residents to personally share their concerns, ask questions and get help with issues involving state government,” said Chatfield, R-Levering.His office hours schedule is:Monday, Feb. 16Chippewa CountyThe Galley, inside the Cisler Center on LSSU Campus650 W. Easterday Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie9-11 a.m.Mackinac CountyAng-Gio’s Restaurant232 South M-134 in CedarvilleNoon-2 p.m.Friday, Feb. 27Cheboygan CountyRiver’s Edge Restaurant4208 S. Straits Highway in Indian River9-11 a.m.Emmet CountyThe Stained Cup Coffee Co.181 E. Main St. in Harbor SpringsNoon-2 p.m.center_img No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend.Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep.Chatfield’s office by calling (517) 373-2629, via email at leechatfield@house.mi.gov or through his website at www.RepChatfield.com.last_img read more

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9 Aug
2019

Rep Lucido announces summer reading contest

first_img Tags: Rep for a Day, Summer Reading Contest 29Jun Rep. Lucido announces summer reading contest Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photoscenter_img State Rep. Peter Lucido will host a summer reading contest for local elementary school students in the 36th House District. The winner will have the unique opportunity to join Rep. Lucido at the Capitol in Lansing and serve as State Representative for a day.Rep. Lucido hopes that the contest will encourage students to keep their minds active and their reading skills sharp over the summer and beyond.“Reading is vitally important for the future success of our children,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “Getting our kids excited about reading is more than just preparing them for the school year ahead, but encouraging the practice of this skill at an early age instills a habit which can benefit their future beyond academia.”Lily Urban of Shelby Township joins Rep. Lucido on the House floor earlier this year as the 2015 summer reading contest winner.All students in the 36th House District who are enrolled in the first through fifth grades are eligible to participate and must track their reading on special bookmarks that have been distributed to schools and local libraries. Readers who have finished 10 books can drop off the completed bookmarks to their local library by Sept. 1. There is no limit to the number of bookmarks that can be submitted, so long as each bookmark lists 10 completed books.Rep. Lucido will draw names to determine the winners of the contest, who will then be invited with their families to the Capitol this fall to act as state representatives for a day.“I am so excited to be hosting this contest again this year,” Rep. Lucido said. “It was a great turnout and I had a blast with the contest winner, Lily Urban of Shelby Township, who joined me on the House floor, participated in mock committee meetings and toured the Capitol with her family.”Contest bookmarks are available to download and print on www.RepPeterLucido.com and are available throughout the summer at the following participating libraries:Shelby Township Library51680 Van DykeShelby Twp, MI 48316Graubner Library65821 Van DykeWashington, MI 48095Kezar Branch Library107 Church St.Romeo, MI 48065For questions regarding the contest, please do not hesitate to contact Rep. Lucido’s office by phone at (888) MICH-REP, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

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9 Aug
2019

Governor signs Rep Kahles bill banning child mutilation

first_img11Jul Governor signs Rep. Kahle’s bill banning child mutilation Categories: Kahle News,News Legislation that gives survivors of female genital mutilation the opportunity to seek criminal prosecution up to 10 years after the offense or the victim’s 21st birthday, whichever is later, was signed into law today.The bill is sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle as part of a bipartisan legislative package addressing female genital mutilation (FGM), which is any procedure performed on girls intended to remove or damage the external genitalia.“The girls who suffer mutilation have faced a barbaric act few of us can comprehend,” said Kahle, of Adrian. “They should not be expected, at such a young age, to fully understand the lifelong impact of the damaging injuries they have endured.”Her legislation was part of an eight-bill package that prohibits FGM, sets sentencing guidelines, requires improved education on the procedure to law enforcement and health officials, and adds an extension on the civil statute of limitations to allow victims to recover personal damages.The package follows a February incident when two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April for allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual was fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.Kahle’s House Bill 4690 is her second bill signed into law. It is now Public Act 79 of 2017 following Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature“I was pleased to work with my colleagues to make sure this happened,” said Kahle. “This procedure has no benefits. It’s only done to damage and relegate women to second-class status. There’s no place for it in Michigan.”#####last_img read more

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