first_imgSmile Train, the world’s largest cleft lip and palate charity, has announced that supermodel and actress Christie Brinkley will serve as Global Ambassador for World Smile Day on October 5th.This marks the first year the event will be taking place in New York City’s Times Square.In participation of World Smile Day, Smile Train will be stationing photo booths in Times Square where onlookers and contributors can snap photos of themselves from 11:00am – 1:00pm. The booths will have the capability to instantly print photos and upload onto social media pages. In addition, Smile Train is joining forces with students from New York City schools to attend the event. The students will wear World Smile Day t-shirts in support of Smile Train’s cause and will take part in events throughout the day that support this initiative.World Smile Day also marks the culmination of Smile Train’s “All It Takes Is A Smile” Campaign. The contest, which began on September 17th, encourages participants to upload their photos of a smile to Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr using the hashtag #SmileTrainWSD in the photo caption. Christie Brinkley will handpick a few of her favorite photos submitted on October 5th.Sponsor, Famous Famiglia will donate $10.00 for each photo uploaded onto a social media site during the campaign, with all proceeds benefiting Smile Train. The Famous Famiglia Pizzeria eatery in Times Square will also be serving free pizza from 11:00am – 1:00pm on World Smile Day and will hold one photo booth inside.“The Kolaj and DeBartolo families, along with the entire Famous Famiglia organization, are honored to have the opportunity to support such a wonderful cause, Smile Train. It is an important part of our personal and corporate culture to give back to the communities which we serve. And, we cannot think of a greater joy than putting a smile on a child’s face,” states Paul Kolaj, co-founder and CEO of Famous Famiglia.“We are honored to have Christie Brinkley join us in celebrating World Smile Day in New York City and to bring awareness to this cause,” says Priscilla Ma, Executive Director of Smile Train.” “We are also grateful to Famous Famiglia Pizzeria for their generous support of our All It Takes Is A Smile Campaign. Smile Train continues to provide life-changing, free cleft treatment programs for children born with cleft in more than 80 countries around the world – many of them the world’s poorest. Through the support of sponsors and donations, we’re giving very poor children the opportunity to live full and productive lives.”Smile Train was formed to give children around the world the ability to smile, and the opportunity for a new and productive life. Every day, Smile Train provides more than 320 surgeries for poor children around the world. These surgeries not only provide the precious gift of a smile, but also, a second chance at life. World Smile Day inspires individuals to think about how fortunate they are to have the ability to smile and how important it is to provide that opportunity to those less fortunate. Smile Train was founded in 1999, and has become the world’s largest cleft charity with over 2,300 partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals and has helped children in over 80 countries. Every year more than 170,000 children are born with cleft lips and palates in the developing world. Each one can be helped with corrective surgery that costs as little as $250.For additional information on the organization and how to get involved, visit www.smiletrain.org.last_img read more

Rabat – The signing ceremony of the inter-Libyan political agreement will be held on Thursday at 11.00 am at the Mohammed VI conference center in Skhirat, 40 km south of Rabat.The agreement provides for the formation of a national union government to bring Libya out of the crisis which broke out 3 years ago following the toppling of leader Muammar Kaddafi.Morocco had hosted several UN-sponsored rounds of talks. Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, had stressed that the agreement will help Libya “enter the phase of reconstruction and establish institutions capable of securing stability, as well as national cohesion and unity preservation”.Mezouar, who was speaking on the sidelines of the Rome international conference on Libya held last Sunday in Rome, noted that Morocco played “an extremely important facilitation role to get Libyan parties closer”, adding that Morocco “is also a country driven by the only concern to see the success of the process between Libyan parties in order to preserve the future of Libya”.The Libyan delegation to the Rome conference had also expressed “gratefulness” to Morocco for its efforts to facilitate dialogue between the Libyan parties.“We would like to express our gratefulness to the Moroccan King, people and government for the efforts they have made for almost a year to promote an atmosphere of dialogue and understanding between Libyans”, said Salah Al-Makhzoum, deputy speaker of the   General National Congress of Libya.with MAP read more

by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Oct 18, 2016 12:24 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – You can still watch the final televised presidential debate Wednesday even if you don’t have a TV.Many social networks and online outlets will join traditional news organizations in streaming the debate on their websites and apps. Some will also offer behind-the-scenes content and commentary, ranging from collecting related tweets to serious fact checks.Viewership is expected to be high. In fact, the first debate in September was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.Here’s your online guide to Wednesday’s debate, which starts at 9 p.m. EDT and will be moderated by Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday. It will take place at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.___TWITTERThe service will again stream Bloomberg Television’s live coverage of the debate, just as it has done for the previous ones. To watch, go to http://debates.twitter.com , or visit Bloomberg’s bpolitics Twitter feed. Twitter says the streams will include special political programming and commentary from Bloomberg 30 minutes before and after the debate. You do not need a Twitter account — or be logged in — to watch.___FACEBOOKABC News will show live streams from the debate and offer footage from watch parties, anchors and correspondents. The network says it will “incorporate viewers’ comments, questions and conversations” into its Facebook Live coverage. To find it, go to the ABC News Facebook page.Other organizations are hopping on the Facebook Live bandwagon as well, including Fox News, C-SPAN, The New York Times, CNBC and Telemundo.___YOUTUBEGoogle’s video streaming site is hosting debate streams from several news outlets, including NBC News, C-SPAN, The Washington Post, Telemundo, Univision and Fox News. In addition, Google says “your favourite YouTube creators” such as the Young Turks and Complex News will be streaming live reports from the debates, using YouTube Live directly from their phones.___VIRTUAL REALITYFor those with virtual-reality headsets, NBC News is planning special VR streams and content for the debate. It will also help organize virtual watch parties. Some of the events require RSVPs .___BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!BuzzFeed, which offered emoji responses to the first debate, will stream the debate on Facebook and superimpose tweets on the video feed, presumably so its audience doesn’t have to switch back and forth from Facebook to Twitter on their phones.Snapchat will cover the debate as a “Live Story” within its app, as it did with the previous ones.CBSN, CBS News’ digital streaming service, will feature Instagram “Stories” in its live streaming coverage. Instagram Stories lets users share photos and videos from their day; they disappear automatically after 24 hours.___LAST, BUT NOT LEASTBars across the country will be showing the debates. As with past debates, there will be drinking games and debate bingo for those interested. You can find online bingo cards from outlets like Newsweek and The Denver Post . These can easily be turned into a drinking game for those so inclined. Take a drink every time “a candidate interrupts” or “the moderator is talked over” and you’re all but guaranteed to get drunk by the time the debate ends.Whether you’re a fan of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or you’re still deciding, check Meetup, Facebook or Google to find debate-viewing events near you.___Find Barbara Ortutay on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BarbaraOrtutay___This story has been corrected to remove BuzzFeed’s plans for emoji responses, which occurred in the first debate. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A stagehand vacuums the carpet as preparations continue Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas for the final debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) Trump v. Clinton: How to stream the last presidential debate read more

Junior guard Shannon Scott (3) attempts a layup during a game against Nebraska March 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. OSU won, 71-67.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorINDIANAPOLIS — It felt all too familiar.Ohio State, after jumping out to an eight-point lead in the first half against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday, had all but reverted back to the form Buckeye fans have grown accustomed to seeing this season.A 36-10 run by the Cornhuskers stretching from the end of the first half, into the second saw the Buckeyes lead disappear, and the good feelings of shooting the ball well in the first half along with it.But this time was different. This time, the Buckeyes (25-8, 11-8) found their legs and a little something extra down the stretch and roared back to beat Nebraska (19-12, 11-8), 71-67.Instead of wilting late in the game like they have so often this season — at Michigan State, at Nebraska and against Michigan to name a few games — OSU found it’s bearing and was able to put the wheels back on to secure a win. It appears the Buckeyes could have finally taken that much needed needed step forward to team maturity at this, the most important time of the season.“I hope so … But we need to stop going through things like this,” senior guard Aaron Craft said on his team’s late-game mojo. “Competition gets better, competition gets better every game. We can’t expect to turn it on when we want to. That’s how we lost in the NCAA Tournament last year.”The game OSU’s leader was referring to was the 70-66 loss to Wichita State in the Elite Eight, where the Buckeyes trailed by as many as 20 before an attempted comeback fell just short and their season ended.Although the Cornhuskers only stretched the lead to 18 Friday, a similar comeback was needed by OSU.Junior guard Shannon Scott — who committed four turnovers just in the first half alone — helped spark the rally along with sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle, scoring six of his nine points in the game’s final 20 minutes.Scott said the mindset of the team when they looked up at the scoreboard and found itself down 18 points was to just take things one step at a time.“We know there’s not 20-point baskets, so we’ve got to take every possession one at a time,” Scott said after the win. “We’ve got to get a stop. And once we started doing that, we really got pride in our offense and that really got us going.”After committing just three turnovers in the first half, Nebraska coughed up the ball eight more times after halftime due in large part to the Buckeyes’ full court pressure.“It seemed to work pretty well for us, especially down the stretch making them call timeouts and stuff like that,” Craft said of the press. “It can get tiring as well. It’s kind of a hit and miss, but if you got the adrenaline rolling like we did you kind of feed off that.”With the adrenaline pumping through their veins, OSU made the plays it needed down the stretch — including hitting eight straight free throws in the final two minutes after shooting 9-20 prior to then in the game.“I think in this tournament, as you saw, players make plays. Even for Nebraska, some of the plays those guys made were, wow,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “But I think that you hope at this point of the season, all the work you’ve done … can come into fruition. You’ve seen it across the country. There’s been a lot of ups and downs in these tournament.”Such up and down trends during the course of a game can cause frustration for any player — Buckeye leading scorer junior forward LaQuinton Ross was pegged with his third technical foul in seven games after shoving a Nebraska player after a play — but this time OSU came away on the right side of things when it was all said and done.“We’ve been in this situation before with Nebraska, Michigan State and other times in the season as well but we were able to just keep our composure down the stretch,” junior center Amir Williams said postgame. “We didn’t panic, continued to fight and we were able to come away with it.”With a showdown with top-seeded rival Michigan looming Saturday in the semifinals at 1:40 p.m., avoiding a stretch like the one that caused them to fall behind by 18 to the Cornhuskers is critical. But doing so will be easier senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said, because of where the team is mentally.“We’re a lot different, we’re not self destructive and falling apart. We’re not selfish anymore, we’re fighting for one another and that’s all that matters for us,” Smith Jr. said after the game. “We’re playing for Ohio State and the guys in this locker room, at this point we’re the only ones that matter and as long as we can look each other in the eyes after the game we’re happy with that.” read more

Ohio State senior midfielder Megan McGillis handles the ball in the Buckeyes’ 13-9 win over Vermont on Feb. 12 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: James King | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team (3-0) scored early and often in its 17-8 win over Cincinnati (0-1) on Sunday. The Buckeyes solved their early-scoring woes of the previous two games, netting five unanswered goals in the first four minutes of play.“The theme the whole week was getting off to a fast start,” coach Alexis Venechanos said. “I felt like we came in really focused and we were really on a mission. We knew Cincinnati was going to be well coached.”This was the sixth meeting between the two schools and the third in the past three seasons. The Buckeyes’ win kept them undefeated in six meetings against the Bearcats, with the series dating back to 2008.Within the first two minutes, sophomore midfielders Mackenzie Maring and Erika Keselman scored giving OSU the early lead. Then, for the second time this season, freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez scored two goals within 30 seconds, her first two of four on the day.“We wanted to just come out and play our game,” Hernandez said. “It feels amazing (to score four times). I just know I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and everyone around me.”Senior midfielder Morgan Fee added a goal of her own — her first of two in the first half — putting the Buckeyes up 5-0 with 25:16 remaining. The Bearcats would win the next draw, gaining possession of the ball for the first time in the game. Cincinnati took advantage of their first time with the ball when junior midfielder Brooke Kovinsky scored the first goal of the year for her program at the 24:52 mark in the first half. OSU went on to win 11 draw controls and take 25 shots compared to Cincinnati’s five and 12, respectively, showing how much the Buckeyes dominated the ball early. Venechanos said that a lot of that is attributed to the stellar play of Fee, who won 7 draw controls in the game.“She stepped up huge,” Venechanos said. “We put her in for the last five draws of the last game and she got those. So she’s been working really hard and I’m really happy for her.”Maring and Keselman again would score back-to-back goals moving OSU’s lead up six with 22:06 left in the first half. The Bearcats would respond with two goals from freshmen Monica Borzillo and McKenna Rushford.Up 7-3, OSU went on a 5-1 scoring run to close out the half, which included a hat trick from junior attacker Molly Wood, Fee’s second of the game and sophomore midfielder Baley Parrott’s sixth goal of the year.“We were just ready to show what we are and show what we’re made of this year,” Wood said. “We were firing on all cylinders today, we were all in control. It was really fun.”The Buckeyes opened up the scoring yet again in the second half when freshman attacker Alex Vander Molen scored her first of the day, second of the year, giving OSU a 13-4 lead. Cincinnati would try and fight its way back into the contest, going on a 3-1 scoring run cutting the Buckeyes’ lead to seven with 13:43 to play.OSU was plagued with turnovers in the second half, committing eight, turning their offense stagnant until Hernandez was able to score her fourth goal with 5:42 left on the clock. The Bearcats netted another goal, but OSU closed the game out with two more goals giving them the win, 17-8. One goal came from junior attacker Lauren Sherry and the other from sophomore attacker Alyssa Amorison in her season debut for the Buckeyes.For the second straight game freshman goalie Jillian Rizzo collected double digit saves, this time 11 on the day. Rizzo has been a constant safety blanket for this OSU team, helping them hold leads and coming up with big saves when needed.“She’s amazing,” Hernandez said. “She literally keeps us in games sometimes. I know she’s a freshman but she really doesn’t play like a freshman and we definitely need that.”In a game that was moved to Ohio Stadium due to some serendipitous February weather, OSU led from wire to wire. The Buckeyes, who took 40 shots compared to the Bearcats’ 25, were able to couple an aggressive attack on the offensive end with stout defensive play. “It’s always fun to score in the ‘Shoe,” Wood said. “But it was a team effort and that was what was really special.”OSU has the Stanford Cardinal up next, Friday at home at 6 p.m. Stanford is currently 1-3 on the year and have a game at Saint Mary’s on Tuesday before making the trip to Columbus.“Stanford is going to give us new challenges,” Venechanos said. “So we’re going to watch film this week, work on ourselves and then worry about Stanford … but it will be a big test for us.” read more

first_imgEmma Howard The defendant has a catalogue of personal circumstances which makes her extremely vulnerable and caused her to make these false claimsShirlie Duckworth, defending A yoga teacher has avoided jail for a £7,000 benefits fraud after claiming she has been suffering from “cluster headaches” following a bitter break-up from her husband.Emma Howard, 45, had £45,000 in savings yet made claims for income support and council tax after falsely claiming she only had £300 in the bank.The mother of three took £7,000 before caught following an investigation by the Department for Work and Pensions.The fraudulent claims began a month after Howard, who also teaches drama, had split from her husband amid a string of arguments. The couple had met when she was living in Hong Kong and they married in 2004, but split in 2010. Emma Howard outside Manchester Crown CourtCredit:Pat Isaacs/Cavendish She added: “She has since been diagnosed with cluster headaches and anxiety. She is desperate to carry on her work teaching yoga and drama and she wants to work with children.”Really her main responsibility is to be the sole career of her son and she receives a care allowance of £50 a week to care for him.”In 2015, her father passed away and some of the money left by him has been used to start paying back some of the money to the council.”I do invite the court to credit the guilty plea, together with no element of dishonesty and her personal circumstances and no previous convictions.”This defendant has a great number of responsibilities as a single mother of three children of which one requires a great deal of care.”Passing sentence, Judge Martin Steiger QC said: “There is no useful purpose of any penalty other than a conditional discharge. Daily demands to complete unpaid work would be unfair on the boy himself.” She is currently the sole carer of their children, including their 10-year-old disabled son who suffers from learning difficulties and autism.At Manchester Crown Court, Howard, from Stretford, wept as she pleaded guilty to making false claims relating to council tax and income support dating back to March 2010. She was given a 12 -month conditional discharge after she vowed to pay the money back.Shirlie Duckworth, defending, said: “The defendant has a catalogue of personal circumstances which makes her extremely vulnerable and caused her to make these false claims.”She lived in Hong Kong for part of her life and it was there that she met her husband from whom she is now estranged. She got married in 2004 and gave birth in 2005 to her first child.”She then gave birth to her second son who is now 10 years old and who suffers from learning difficulties and is also autistic. He has the mental age of a three or four year old. He cannot use cutlery and has to eat with hands.”He cannot dress himself and his behaviour makes it difficult to build relationships within the family. Having a child with learning difficulties as well as two other children is something which is difficult for her to cope with as a single mother.”In April 2010 she had just split with her husband and in May 2010 the false applications were made.” 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

first_imgUn test salivaire pour détecter les maladies de vos futurs enfantsÉtats-Unis – La société californienne Counsyl met en vente sur internet un test ADN permettant de déceler plus de 100 maladies génétiques susceptibles d’être transmises au futur bébé. Tout cela avant même d’envisager la conception.Grâce à ce procédé, il serait possible de connaître les risques d’avoir un enfant atteint de la mucoviscidose, de drépanocytose (anomalie des globules rouges) ou même, de la maladie de Tay-Sachs (troubles ophtalmiques et neurologiques). Les parents ont alors la possibilité d’effectuer d’autres tests plus ciblés, si le premier révèle des risques majeurs pour l’enfant.D’après le magazine Technology Review, “environ 35 à 40 % des personnes qui ont passé le test étaient porteuses d’au moins une anomalie génétique. Et les deux parents étaient concernés dans 0,6 à 0,8%”.Ce test, pratiqué dans quelques centaines de maternités aux États-Unis, est également disponible sur internet au prix de 349 dollars. Certaines assurances de santé s’engagent même à prendre en charge ces analyses. La France, particulièrement frileuse face à ce type de tests, ne connaît pour le moment rien de similaire. Consciente de ce vide, la société Counsyl envisage déjà d’accepter les demandes d’analyses en provenance de l’étranger. Elle pense même à mettre au point un test similaire, directement utilisable à domicile, exactement comme un test de grossesse.Le 6 février 2010 à 15:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgThe Ross brothers sure do have a lot in common.They both do karate, have Type 1 diabetes and advocate for those with the chronic condition. And they’ve both been to Washington, D.C., to share their advocacy work as part of Children’s Congress. Out of thousands of applicants, only 165 kids were invited this year.Anthony, a 17-year-old Clark College student, attended Children’s Congress in 2017, and his brother Austin, a 13-year-old River HomeLink student, followed up with a visit earlier this week to advocate for the special diabetes program, which provides $150 million annually for Type 1 diabetes research at the National Institutes of Health.If funding for the program isn’t renewed, it will expire in September. During his visit to Children’s Congress, Anthony advocated for the same program, which comes up for renewed funding every two years.“I know what they’re dealing with,” Austin said of the people he represents. “I have the same thing. I know they want to find a cure. It’s a passion of mine.”Anthony has been a guide for Austin since the younger boy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about three years ago. Austin’s condition was initially discovered after his older brother’s diabetic alert dog, Gracie, kept pawing at Austin. Anthony was diagnosed at 3 years old, so Austin was already familiar with the disease.last_img read more

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSt. Catherine, #Jamaica – March 1, 2018 – A teacher rushes a school boy to hospital in Jamaica, but he still dies in the operating room after he and a friend collided with a van after school today in an are known as ‘Camp’.The other boy, left at the accident site is described as a sixth grader; he died at the scene of the accident around 4 p.m. Thursday.Reports from Jamaica at online news websites explain that the accident happened in Lluidas Vale in St Catherine.“The Grade 6 boy died on the spot, while the other died while undergoing treatment at Linstead Hospital in St Catherine.”Residents of the area are deeply grieved by the news of the tragedy, which remains unexplained at this hour. It said both boys attended the Lluidas Vale Primary School, also in #St.Catherine. Climate change pilot projects launched in Jamaica Related Items:#stcatherine, jamaicalast_img read more

first_imgWhile Apple’s App store  and Newsstand have been a boon for some publishers, others have found it tough to stand out from the crowd. Nomad Editions, the digital-only publisher of enthusiast titles for tablets and smartphones, is shutting down its last three titles—Uncorked, Snooth Wine Buyer’s Guide and Hemmings Classic Wheels. Discoverability, it seems, is not enough to pin a business model on.The shutdowns, first reported by Adweek, come as Nomad CEO Mark Edmiston says the company was unable to scale its subscriber base. “This whole thing has to do with discoverability, when we started out we felt like if we’d build them they’d come,” he says. Edmiston has said all along that the company’s model allowed it to start and stop titles until one stuck. The  apps were something of an eat-what-you-kill model for editors, who, along with contributors, made their salaries through a revenue share. The apps were independently produced by the editors, with Nomad providing the infrastructure and promotion. Among some of the titles the company had cycled through were BodySmart (healthy living), U+ME (social networking), Wide Screen (movies), Wave Lines (surfing) and Real Eats (food and recipes)—Edmiston hired former Bon Appétit editor Barbara Fairchild to run the latter title.But less than a year after its launch, Nomad was already making some significant on-the-fly changes to its model. Wave Lines had been dropped—the weekly frequency of its apps was too much for the brand to keep up with—and the company lowered its pricing structure from $6 for a three-month subscription to 99 cents per month or $9.99 per year. Nomad then began to transition to a model where it published digital editions and apps for known brands, such as the Snooth guide and Hemmings, where it could produce products for an identifiable audience.  That worked much better, says Edmiston, generating 1,000 subscriptions in two months. “But from a dollars-and-cents standpoint, we were hoping to get to 10,000 subscriptions, which would get us cash-positive. But at the rate we were going it was going to take another year to get there,” he says. That kind of timeframe required more patience than Nomad’s private equity backers were prepared to give. “Instead of early 2013, it was looking more like the end of 2013,” says Edmiston. Content MarketingInstead, Nomad is pivoting into a content marketing role. The deals with Snooth and Hemmings may be resuscitated if they agree to pay Nomad for the app production. Until now, Nomad incurred the up-front costs and split revenues 50/50. Additionally, Nomad has been creating custom apps for brand-side marketers. It recently completed one for a major retailer and is currently working with a pharmaceutical company on a project that might also produce a print magazine in 2013. More on this topic App Producer Nomad Editions Adapting As It Goes Mobile Magazine Focuses on Paid Content, Revenue Share with Editors Nomad Launch Will Test Digital Editions as Core Product Nomad Editions Launches Two New Publications Nomad Editions To Develop Digital Weekly for National Geographic Traveler Ex-Inc. Editor Joins Digital Startup Nomad EditionsJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

first_imgPelenise Alofa, from the Pacific island of Kiribati, poses for a photo outside Alaska Public Media on Monday, October 1, 2018. She’s in Alaska this week for a climate change conference of indigenous people in Girdwood. (Photo by Nathaniel Herz / Alaska’s Energy Desk)Climate change and rising sea levels are threatening remote Alaska villages. They’re also hitting other low-lying places around the world, from Bangladesh to the Pacific Islands.Local leaders from all these places have gathered at an Indigenous peoples conference in Girdwood this week. They’re going to tell stories, network and agree on shared principles to guide their advocacy work.Pelenise Alofa is one of the participants. She’s from Kiribati in the Pacific Islands. Nat Herz with Alaska’s Energy Desk interviewed her and started by asking how she got to Alaska.Listen nowlast_img read more

first_imgNirmala SitharamanTwitterFinance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday met real estate players and discussed ways to create demand in the country’s real estate market.The major subjects discussed in the meeting included liquidity problems and completion of stalled projects.Developers suggested the creation a stress fund for completion of stalled projects. The proposal was also put forward by home buyers in a separate meeting with the Minister during the day.Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Niranjan Hiranandani, the President of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), said that the issue of ways to use stress funds for financing stalled projects was discussed in the meeting.Jaxay Shah, President of Credai, said that the organisation had suggested the inclusion of financial institutions under the ambit of the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) in order to aid the completion of stalled projects.The meeting also explored measures to promote rental housing in the country.Besides, in the meeting of the home buyers with the Finance Minister, the issues faced by them was discussed, including the need to complete stalled projects.The home buyers’ association, Forum For People’s Collective Efforts, in its letter to Sitharaman noted that the stalled projects can be solved with a stress fund of at least Rs 10,000 crore.”The objective should be to complete all pending real estate projects pan-India within a span of five years by providing for such stress fund continuously for the next five years,” the letter said.last_img read more

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Jan 1987 Ricky Powell On Nov 15 1986 the Beastie Boys’ debut album Licensed to Ill dropped It became the first rap album to top the Billboard album chart and eventually sold over 10m copies in the United States alone “Listen I ain’t no art expert or music expert but to me they kind of had a sound that wasn’t mainstream” says Powell “It was kind of underground and made them so cool that the music industry had to bring that to the surface” Working as a messenger in the Def Jam office Powell was suddenly brought along to document the Beastie Boys’ Licensed to Ill Tour “They never expected it to become what it had become so I think a lot of the bookings were just little venues and whatnot and then it turned into arenas which is kind of the beauty of it” says Powell The Licensed to Ill tour eventually turned into the Together Forever Tour with Run-DMC with Powell joining both groups in Europe in May 1987 Powell’s images hanging out with both bands would go onto reflect two rap groups on the rise during early hip-hop’s position and acceptance as a global phenomenon “Natural chemistry is possibly a pre-requisite Every situation is unique and I think you have to have some kind of feeling If you want to have a good symbiotic relationship with a subject that you’re feeling you have to ‘be like water’ to quote Bruce Lee” Follow TIME LightBox on Facebook Twitter and Instagram Write to Kenneth Bachor at kennethbachor@timecomRep Trey Gowdy a South Carolina Republican and former federal prosecutor who led the Benghazi investigation and Alice Fisher assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s criminal division for President George W Bush are under consideration Mike Rogers a former Republican congressman from Michigan who led the House Intelligence panel and former New York City police Commissioner Ray Kelly also are on the list said the official who spoke on condition of anonymityThat list is likely to grow the official saidTrump fired Comey on Tuesday after what White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders described as months of rising frustration with the FBI director dating back to Trump’s election Comey was leading the FBI investigation into potential collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian government agents who sought to manipulate the outcome of the US presidential election Comey also publicly dismissed Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama spied on himTrump disparaged Comey as "a showboat" and "a grandstander" in an interview with NBC News aired Thursday May 11The firing has plunged the Trump White House into another political crisis as Democrats have roundly castigated the decision and some Republicans have expressed uneaseTrump once called Gowdy’s Benghazi hearings a "disaster" suggesting they fell short of producing enough damaging evidence against Clinton for her tenure as secretary of state during a 2012 attack in Libya that led to four American deaths Gowdy supported Sen Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican primary elections before ultimately supporting Trump as the nomineeFisher the former Bush administration lawyer is a partner with Latham & Watkins in Washington and focuses on white-collar and international criminal cases according to the firm’s websiteRogers retired from Congress in 2015 after seven terms to pursue a career in talk radio He advised the Trump presidential transition team on national security issues but was asked to leave at about the same time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was removed as head of the transitionRogers who declined to comment had criticized Trump’s unsubstantiated claim in March that Obama spied on him saying on CNN that the president had "put another quarter in the conspiracy parking meter" "It makes no sense to me whatsoever" he said at the time "The only winner in this whole thing is Vladimir Putin"But Rogers has also said that government officials who leak information to news media should be more aggressively pursued That stance that may be attractive to Trump who has frequently complained about leaks from his administrationTwo days after Comey’s firing there is still shock within the Federal Bureau of Investigation said a former senior agent with contacts within the bureau Rank-and-file agents regard Trump’s decision on Comey’s replacement as a tipping point in the question over whether the FBI remains independent or becomes politicized under the new president said the former agentRogers is respected in foreign-policy and intelligence communities and he would likely be well received by Republican leaders in Congress but Democrats would regard him as too political a choice FBI agents also would prefer a director who is less political than Rogers said the former agent who asked not to be identified to protect his relationships within the bureauRogers was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee when Obama fired former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn in 2014 After Mike Pence replaced Christie as the head of the Trump transition effort toward the end of 2016 Flynn — by then one of Trump’s closest advisers — assumed control of national security issues Rogers abruptly exited within days of that power shiftTrump fired Flynn his first national security adviser in February for misleading Pence about the extent of his conversations with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inaugurationKelly 75 is the first person from Trump’s native New York to rise from beat patrolman to police commissioner and was the longest-serving head of the nation’s largest police force holding the post a total of 13 yearsHe was appointed commissioner by Democratic Mayor David Dinkins and again by Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is also the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP In between he gained experience leading federal law enforcement agencies under President Bill Clinton as commissioner of the US Customs Service and as undersecretary of enforcement at the US Treasury Department He is now vice chairman of K2 IntelligenceJim Pasco a Trump ally and executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police said Kelly would be an FBI director "right out of central casting"Other people floated as possible picks also include Dana Boente a US attorney who briefly filled in as acting attorney general after Trump fired Sally Yates in January; John Pistole a former director of the Transportation Security Administration and a former FBI deputy director; and Michael Mason a senior vice president at Verizon Inc and a former FBI executive assistant directorSen Mike Lee a Utah Republican asked White House officials on Wednesday to consider US Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland as a replacement for Comey Lee spokesman Conn Carroll said Obama nominated Garland for the US Supreme Court last year but Senate Republicans refused to consider himGarland was previously a federal prosecutor who oversaw the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing investigation Lee publicly suggested replacing Comey with Garland, “As far as security is concerned, Visitation: 5-7 pm, a favourite for pole position later and eight points behind Vettel in the standings, I’m the holder here anyway," Weber said.

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