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New York Center For Children To Host Gala

first_imgWhat brings fashion mogul Kate Spade, Nancy Novogrod (Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure Magazine), and Pilar Guzman (Editor In Chief of Conde Nast Traveler) and many more of New York’s top crowd together under one roof? Child abuse and The New York Center for Children.New York Center For Children Gala1 in 5 children will experience abuse the age of 18, and The New York Center For Children is one of the only non-profit organizations in the City to offer free therapy to victims of child abuse.On May 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Peninsula Hotel, New York’s top business and editorial figures will come together to support the 19-year old Center, which continues to strive as an unparalleled provider of free post-abuse treatments. In New York, physical, emotional and sexual cases of child abuse hit the media daily.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

Venezuelan opposition leader’s wife emerges as potent force

first_imgCaracas: With her youthful energy and globe-trotting, the 26-year-old wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is emerging as a prominent figure in his campaign to bring change to the crisis-wracked country. Fabiana Rosales’ age and informal dress, often jeans, while touring Latin America belie an inner toughness and maturity cultivated with her activist husband during violent street protests in Venezuela’s capital. Her husband has since claimed Venezuela’s interim presidency with the support of dozens of nations including the United States, setting up a standoff with President Nicolas Maduro, who refuses to step down amid what he calls an attempted coup. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Look, I am the wife of President Juan Guaido and I will accompany him on whatever route he takes and we will overcome whatever obstacles we face as we have done through all our years together,” Rosales said during an interview in Peru’s capital of Lima. “But I got involved in politics because I want to change my country.” “I don’t want my daughter to grow up wanting to leave Venezuela,” she said, a reference to the roughly 3 million Venezuelans who have fled their country amid a collapsing economy, hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicines, and now blackouts. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAs her husband leads efforts to remove Maduro through protests at home and by trying to persuade Venezuela’s military to abandon the socialist leader, Rosales is trying to drum up international support for Venezuela’s beleaguered opposition with highly publicized tours of neighboring countries. This month she traveled to Peru and Chile, where she met with the presidents of both countries, and spoke in universities about Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. On Wednesday, Rosales heads to the White House, where she will meet with Vice President Mike Pence, as the U.S. ratchets up sanctions on the Maduro administration. Rosales met her husband at a youth rally for Voluntad Popular, an opposition party she has worked with since her university years. She has become a household name in Venezuela in recent months, standing at her husband’s side in rallies attended by thousands. Recently, she has also taken on the role of international ambassador for Venezuela’s opposition, as her husband becomes bogged down in domestic affairs. Venezuela’s first lady in waiting has helped her husband look more presidential, says Dimitris Pantoulas, a Caracas-based political analyst. “She is a professional, young, educated woman, and to a certain extent she is conservative,” Pantoulas said. “That image corresponds to (Venezuelan) stereotypes of what a presidential couple should look like, especially for those in the middle classes.” In the interview, Rosales say that her “most important role is to be a mother, and I’m also a sister and wife.” Guaido declared himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January. The opposition leader was serving as the president of Venezuela’s Congress, and said the constitution allowed him to form a transitional government because Maduro had been re-elected in a sham vote last year.last_img read more

Rwandan rebel leader wanted by ICC for alleged war crimes arrested in

11 October 2010A Rwandan rebel leader was arrested in France today on an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year. A Rwandan rebel leader was arrested in France today on an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant on suspicion of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year.The ICC, to which the situation in the DRC was referred by that country’s Government in 2004, said there are reasonable grounds to believe that Callixte Mbarushimana, the first senior leader arrested by the ICC for massive crimes in the DRC’s Kivu provinces, is criminally responsible for 11 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, torture, rape, attacks against civilians, destruction of property, inhuman treatment and persecution.ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo thanked France for a smooth and efficient operation, describing the arrest as a “crucial step in efforts to prosecute the massive sexual crimes committed in the DRC,” where over 15,000 cases of sexual violence were reported in 2009 alone.“We are grateful to the French authorities for executing the arrest warrant and we are thankful for the excellent cooperation of the many parties involved in the investigation, including France, Germany, the DRC and Rwanda. This is a clear example of positive complementarity in action,” he said.As late as this past August, Mr. Mbarushimana’s Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda – Forces Combattantes Abacunguzi (FDLR-FCA) was involved in the commission of more than 300 rapes in North Kivu province, yet he blatantly continued to refute any allegation against his movement, the ICC said in a news release.Since 2007, the 47-year-old Rwandan, has been Executive Secretary of the FDLR-FCA, and committed the alleged crimes in both North and South Kivu in conflicts with the Congolese and Rwandan militaries, at a time when the DRC army was sometimes operating in conjunction with the United Nations mission there.“This is a very important signal to all perpetrators in the DRC that crimes of sexual violence are not tolerated and that the international community is fully committed to bringing these individuals to justice,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallström said in a statement.After last week’s arrest by the UN mission (MONUSCO) and Congolese forces of ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ Mayele of the Mai Mai Cheka rebel group, alleged to have directed the rape of over 300 people in Walikale, North Kivu, in July and August, “we hope to finally see the beginning of the end of impunity for crimes of sexual violence in the DRC,” she added, thanking France for its swift cooperation.The arrest is the result of almost two years of investigations by France, Germany, DRC, Rwanda and the ICC, into the activities of the FDLR, the most recent incarnation of Rwandan rebel groups established by Rwandan Hutus responsible for the 1994 genocide of Tutsis and Hutu moderates in Rwanda.Fleeing to the DRC, they regrouped, organized and launched attacks on Rwanda, with the goal of removing its new government through violence. “Their activities contributed to triggering the two Congo wars, 1996-2002, which resulted in an estimated 4 million victims, the largest number of civilian casualties since the Second World War,” the ICC said. “Since then, the FDLR has continued to commit horrific crimes against the civilian population. “In 2009, the FDLR leadership decided to attack civilians in the North and South Kivu provinces in order to create a massive humanitarian catastrophe; the FDLR then tried to blackmail the international community and to extort concessions of political power, in exchange for ending the atrocities. As a result of this deadly blackmail, victims were killed, raped, and forcibly displaced, and entire villages were razed to the ground.”Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said the arrest could be an opportunity to finally demobilize the group led by those responsible for the genocide. “Their leaders are gone. This is a good day for the victims. This is a good day for justice,” he added. “But there is still a lot to do to break the cycle of impunity in the DRC.“Callixte Mbarushimana is in custody. But another commander sought by the ICC for massive crimes, Bosco Ntaganda, is still at large in Goma [North Kivu’s capital] and his forces roam the Kivus killing and raping. He must be next.”Mr. Mbarushimana’s case is the fourth on atrocities in the DRC before the ICC. read more

Curfew reimposed in Kandy schools in the area closed

Meanwhile, all schools in the Kandy administrative district will remain closed tomorrow.Addressing the nation today, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Police and the military have been deployed to Kandy to maintain the peace. (Colombo Gazette) A curfew has been re-imposed in the Kandy administrative area as a tensed situation prevailed this evening.The curfew has been imposed from 8pm today till 6am tomorrow morning.

Talk will tackle prostate cancer treatment options

In tune with the tenor of this Movember, the Department of Community Health Sciences will host a public talk this Thursday by a leading oncologist on prostate cancer research.Theos TsakiridisAs part of the department’s ongoing Health Science Seminar series, Theos Tsakiridis, professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University and adjunct professor of Community Health Sciences at Brock, will speak about new radiotherapy techniques for prostate cancer.His talk, “Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiotherapy – new treatment options for the management of prostate cancer,” takes place Thursday, Nov. 17, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Thistle 325.“We will be discussing techniques that involve new advanced technology that recently became available at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, such as the new Cyberknife unit,” Tsakiridis said. “These technologies are helping to establish new treatment paradigms, of greater efficiency and convenience for the patients.”This event is free and open to everyone. Students who attend will be awarded credit through Career Services’ Experience Plus program. read more

Public Health sector a failed system under APNUAFC says Dr Anthony

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Sharpe-Patterson drops bombshell on GuyaneseDecember 7, 2016In “Local News”Drug shortages will continue despite $6.5B budgetary allocation – Dr. AnthonyFebruary 3, 2016In “Health”Is there a shortage of drugs, medical supplies at public hospitals?May 25, 2016In “Health” File photo: Dr Frank Anthony speaking in the National Assembly yesterdayThe second day of the Budget 2019 debates kicked-off on Tuesday with Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Frank Anthony lambasting the Government for the current state of the Public Health Sector.The MP condemned what he deemed a “failed system” and urged Government to match their rhetoric with actions.According to Anthony, in the three years since the APNU/AFC coalition Government took office, drug shortages at Guyana’s medical institutions, coupled with several other pressing matters, has become a norm.“In just three years, failed Public Health system, long waiting times at clinic for surgeries, unavailability of tests, shortage of drugs…admission at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is like a lottery, patients have to hope that when they get sick and go there is a bed. People have to wait in the accident and emergency unit for days to get a bed in the wards. Honourable members on that side will not know of the conditions of some of our hospitals because they do not utilize the facilities that we have here” the Minister chastised.Further, Dr Anthony argued that Government in its bid to keep Guyanese blind recently announced that a shortage of tuberculosis (TB) drugs has since been rectified but however failed to explain how such a shortage came about in the first place.“Jordan speaking on tuberculosis pointed out an increase in the incident of multi drug resistance…what was not explained is why multiple drug resistance TB is in Guyana. This is developed because of program failures, no drugs, poor compliance, and patients’ poverty…MP John Adams yesterday said that there is no shortage of TB drugs when those drugs only arrived in this country from global facility recently… they are stifling the truth; stop playing with the lives of people in this this country…shortage will kill people” the MP condemned.Government in a statement after procuring the drugs had blamed the shortage on a delay, revealing that the said drugs are sourced from South Korea, Japan India and Cyprus, through the Global Drug Facility (GDF).Meanwhile, touching on the recently observed World Aids Days, Dr Anthony, posited that under the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) tremendous strides have been made in Guyana to fight the said illness.He however argued that currently, Government is failing to implement effective ways of fighting the disease in Guyana.“I urge the Government to urgently implement more effective ways of fighting this disease… they need to be committed to treating all…we were told that 8200 people living with aids and currently 2963 are left without medication… match rhetoric with action I urge this government!” the former ministry said.Further, it was revealed that some 60,000 Guyanese are diabetic patients, an illness which could be helped with the aid of a glucometer.A glucometer, also known as a glucose meter or blood glucose monitoring device, is a home measurement system you can use to test the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood.As such, Dr Anthony noted that monies wasted on the Sussex Street bond could have procured some 65,000 glucometers.“A glucometer cost $85,000, if we take the money wasted on that Sussex street bond we could’ve already bought 65,000 and give it to these patients…” the MP revealed.Amidst loud heckling, Anthony continued his lambasting and noted that suicide has since taken a back burner in Guyana as mental health workers at this time are lacking even transportation in order to assist patients.“Imagine workers in the Mental Health Department cannot go out and help patients because they don’t have transportation…the Public Health Sector is continuing to deteriorate in this country, they need to fix it”. (Kizzy Coleman) read more

Vranjes has seen Elahmar – Egyptian star to SG Flensburg

← Previous Story Slavko Goluza resigns! Next Story → BCL continues in Viljandi, Riga and Dobele SG Flensburg will reinforce the squad before the second part of the season with one spectacular player from Egypt. A 30 years-old right back Ahmed Elahmar is coming from Qatari best team El Jaish as replacement for injured Holger Glandorf until the end of the season. It was pretty obvious that Flensburg’s coach Ljubomir Vranjes will try to find quality left-handed player for the rest of the season in which reigning EHF CL champions have high expectations.Destiny or not, Vranjes was a special analyst of Swedish TV network during the matches of the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship in Qatar. He had opportunity to see an outstanding performance of Elahmar in the match Sweden – Egypt, what was probably the first step in the process of negotiations which brought one of the best non-European players, finally, to the European stage.“I am satisfied that with Ahmed Elahmar we found another option on right back position, which can help the team. Ahmed’s style will match to our team’s play, but also he brings a lot of experience”, said Vranjes. read more

11 Of The Best TV Series Created by Women

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target 11 X-Ladies You Need on Your Mutant Team10 Female Fighters Who Should Be In The Switch Super Smash Bros. center_img It’s Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating the accomplishments of women in the fields we all love to geek out over. Today, that’s television. There are a ton of great TV shows created by women out there, and they all deserve space in your streaming schedule. Women have put some of the best comedy, drama and sci-fi on the small screen, and it’s time they got some recognition. This list isn’t in any particular order because pitting these shows against each other like that just feels wrong during Women’s History Month. Just trust us: No matter where a series falls on this list, you owe it to yourself to watch.SupergirlCo-created by Ali Adler, Supergirl is one of the most fun, upbeat and unashamedly comic booky DC superhero shows on the CW. It got off to a rocky start on CBS, but as the first season went on, it started to show its hand. When it moved to the CW for season two and now three, it’s not even trying to hide what it is. This is a show where Supergirl fights alongside Martian Manhunter. That fully embraces the more out-there sci-fi elements of Supergirl’s, and her more famous cousin’s, backstory. It’s a show that focuses on friendship between women in an honest and refreshing way that you don’t see on TV that often. Also, it’s lead, Melissa Benoist is so commanding and charming in the role that even when Superman shows up to visit, she’s still the star. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Monday night.Crazy Ex-GirlfriendI maintain it’s impossible not to fall in love with Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna’s musical series, and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise. It follows a woman who moves from New York City to West Covina, California in pursuit of her teenage crush, Josh. The show is hilarious, and full of awe-inspiring musical numbers that will be stuck in your head all day. It’s not pure comedy, though. The brilliance of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is its realistic, sensitive portrayal of mental illness and treatment. Bloom doesn’t shy away from the topic, and turns this silly, raunchy musical into an emotionally affecting series that gives the world some much-needed positivity. Also, I haven’t been able to stop humming “First Penis I Saw” since December.30 RockTina Fey’s comedy about the inner workings of a big television network and a weekly sketch comedy show that totally isn’t Saturday Night Live has been over for a few years. To this day, hardly a week goes by without some kind of reminder of how great this show was. A joke, a gif, a really good sandwich, this show was so good it had something for every situation. Liz Lemon was an eminently relatable character that we simultaneously wanted to be and wanted never to be. Tracy Jordan was hilarious and unpredictable with a hidden layer of insight and maturity. Jack Donaghy was a soulless corporate executive, but he has a visible soft side and genuinely wants Liz to succeed. Every character, even the ones that appeared like caricatures at first turned out to be fully developed, thought-out people. Maybe it’s time for another rewatch.The Mindy ProjectMindy Kaling is hilarious, and we knew that even before this show premiered. This just gave her a great showcase of her comedic talent and range. It attacked the romantic comedy genre from every conceivable angle. It gave us a character so real and charming we were hooked on her adventures instantly. Even when it focused more on the romance, it could still catch audiences off guard, reducing them to fits of laughter. When it was cancelled and picked up by Hulu, it not only maintained its quality, it delivered some of the best episodes of the entire run.Broad CityThere are a ton of TV shows set in New York City, but none of them capture the feeling of living here quite like Broad City does. Spun off from a web series created by Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer after they met at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, it follows two young women living their lives as best friends. The show has them do surprisingly normal, mundane things. They take the subway, hang out in the park, go to brunch, sell clothes to a snobby upscale vintage shop for extra cash. Every one of those mundane activities spirals out into a hilarious, bonkers adventure. Every episode feels so easy and natural, but at the same time, you can see the hard work, artistry and risky experimentation that goes into each one. No matter how weird, gross or outlandish the stories get, they remain very real. Who hasn’t dealt with a Bevers at some point in their life?The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThere was no way this list wasn’t going to have an Amy Sherman-Palladino project on here at some point. Full disclosure: I did do some background work on the first season of this show. Believe me, it was not the kind of experience that would instill any bias or favorability towards it. If anything, I almost didn’t watch because of it. That would have been a mistake. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is fantastic. It’s hilarious, it’s touching and it’s set in an era perfectly suited where Sherman-Palladino’s signature fast-talking style. The script is a perfect example of how you write a character that’s naturally funny. The jokes never feel like they’re trying too hard. They’re never obviously jokey except during the stand-up segments. You get the sense that you’re watching a genuinely funny person navigate the ’60s Greenwich Village comedy scene.ScandalYou want to know how good Shonda Rhimes is? She once got a whole night of television to herself. She takes everything that makes soap operas so addictive, gives them a prime-time budget (and the pacing of a weekly series), and lets them loose. Grey’s Anatomy may have longevity going for it, but no show is as thrilling as Scandal. Remember in season one, when this show was about a Washington D.C. fixer having an affair with the President of the United States? How wild is it that that storyline seems so small now? In the year’s since we’ve had multiple fixed elections, assassination attempts, a secret black ops military program, torture and a father vs. daughter struggle to be the actual most powerful person in the world. This show went places. You definitely need an Olivia Pope-sized glass of wine to process all of it.Sense8Our love for Lana and Lilly Wachowski, particularly their masterpiece Speed Racer, here at Geek is well established. Fans of the sibling duo know that in addition to ambitious, beautiful movies, they also put together one amazing piece of sci-fi television for Netflix. The first season Sense8 came out around the same time as the widely-panned (but still must-see) Jupiter Ascending, and was met with the opposite reaction. Not limited to a couple of hours, The Wachowskis had the room build the sci-fi story they wanted to tell. They were able to write long character arcs, focusing on people who don’t often get to see themselves in sci-fi. The best science fiction uses its outlandish story elements to talk about important issues of the day, and Sense8 does that so well. More and better than any other sci-fi show, it embraces issues of sexuality, gender identity, and politics. And since it’s the Wachowskis, it all pairs very nicely with gorgeous visuals and intense, stylish action. Sadly, Netflix canceled it before it could get a proper third season, but due to fan demand, a two-hour finale will release later this year.InsecureBased partially on her Awkward Black Girl web series, Issa Rae co-created Insecure with comedian Larry Wilmore. Insecure finds comedy in the awkward experiences that come with being a young black woman in the 2010s. Rae isn’t trying to appeal to “everyone,” and certainly not white dudes like me. This is a show that is written uncompromisingly for black women, and largely by black women. Are there elements and complexities that fly over my head? Absolutely. But the show has an honesty and heart that can’t be missed. It features characters you recognize, situations that feel pulled from real life, leading to the kind of laughter that brings with it a twinge of pain. Watch one episode, and it’s hard not to get hyper-invested in these characters.WestworldLisa Joy created HBO’s hit sci-fi series along with her husband, Jonathan Nolan. Despite a rocky, uncertain production, what we ended up with was fun, tense mind-trip of a first season that turned out to be more of a prequel to the story they really wanted to tell. Each episode was perfectly calculated to set off a new round of internet fan speculation. For ten short weeks, Westworld was all anyone could talk about. While the dual-timeline twist was ultimately underwhelming, it wasn’t why we were drawn to the series in the first place. We were enthralled by the story of two Hosts, lifelike robots created for a futuristic theme park, becoming self-aware. There was Dolores who made her way through a maze designed by one of the park’s original creators to prove these machines were living, learning, feeling creatures. Then, there was Maeve, whose past memories led her to literally take control of her own programming to make an escape. It was a thrilling, philosophical, pulpy robot story. I can’t wait for it to come back next month.Jessica JonesEasily the best of the Marvel Netflix collaborations. Seriously, even though season two wasn’t quite as good as the first, it was still a much tighter story than Daredevil’s second attempt. Jessica Jones was created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on Brian Michael Bendis’ Marvel MAX series Alias. Krysten Ritter stars as the titular troubled, alcoholic private detective who tries to project a cool uncaring facade to hide the mess of insecurity underneath. This is a show that uses superhero tropes to deal with trauma and abuse. Both seasons are unquestionably about how we cope and the ways we try to move past it. It’s not always the easiest show to watch. Some episodes get so overwhelming you need to take a break. But it does things no other superhero story does. Especially not ones with a Marvel logo at the front.last_img read more

Bering Sea Communities Brace For HighPowered Storm

first_imgThe Aleutian and Pribilof Islands are no stranger to strong winds and rough seas. And that’s exactly what they can expect Friday night, when a high-powered storm hits the Bering Sea. Communities are gearing up to face the historic front.Download AudioThere’s no doubt that the low-pressure system charging across the Pacific Ocean right now is massive.If it reaches its full potential, says Dave Snider, “this could be the strongest storm to hit the Bering [Sea] in possibly decades.”Snider is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He’s basing his judgment on barometric pressure, which should drop fast — breaking a record low set in Unalaska in 1977.Besides that, the storm will follow a familiar pattern in the Bering Sea. As pressure drops, winds will gather to hurricane force. And without any land in the way to block them, the gusts will create large waves — up to 50 feet on the open water.Mariners are being asked not to take any chances. Captain Joseph Deer is in charge of search and rescue for the Coast Guard in Alaska.For the past week, they’ve been broadcasting warnings to cargo ships and fishermen by radio.“We’re seeing the fleet move east and south or just slowing down and stopping to let the storm blow through,” Deer says.Some of them are taking shelter in Unalaska, which shouldn’t be hit hard by the storm. Winds will peak around 50 miles per hour on Friday night.It’s supposed to be worse in Adak, but boats are tying up there, too. For one thing, Adak has a well-protected harbor. City manager Layton Lockett says the 65-mile-per-hour gusts that are forecast for the central Aleutians on Friday and Saturday are nothing they can’t handle.“We just had a major storm last week with the same type of wind and we came through fine,” Lockett says.Adak is a former naval base with hundreds of abandoned houses in varying states of disrepair. Flying debris can be an issue in some neighborhoods.“There’s a thoroughfare that runs right by that housing,” Lockett says. “We’re asking people to stay off that back road. Don’t go surfing on the beach tomorrow or the weekend. You know, put the jet skis away.”Jokes aside, Lockett’s prepared to close Adak’s City Hall early if the weather gets too severe.In the Pribilof Islands, the community of St. Paul is already planning to shut down their entire harbor. It’s positioned right in the path of oncoming swells. Even if the harbor is empty, the 22-foot seas that are forecast this Friday could still have an impact.Michael Roever is St. Paul’s public safety director.“With the high waves coming in around the harbor, we may have some low-lying areas that take a little bit more water than normal,” he says.None of those spots are heavily populated. But the risk of flooding and erosion stretches beyond the Pribilofs. The National Weather Service has issued warnings for the entire southwest coast.Once the storm passes, Coast Guard Captain Joseph Deer says the agency could conduct a flyover next week.“We would go to some of the more remote areas and look at see what kind of shore erosion, may call out on [marine radio] channel 16,” Deer says. “Just go out there and get a first-hand view of what the storm may or may not have done along our coasts.”Until then, the Coast Guard is focused on ensuring safety at sea. Two helicopters will be standing by in Unalaska and Cold Bay, with a cutter posted in between for emergencies.And back in St. Paul, Roever is trying to make sure the bases are covered. He’s asking people to stock up on food, tie down loose objects in the yard — and above all, stay calm.That’s been tougher than usual, considering how much attention the storm’s getting nationwide.“Anytime it’s worded as a ‘super typhoon storm of the century,’ these things raise a lot of red flags for people,” Roever says. “Can be good and bad.”It’s fine if it pushes them to be take precautions. But at the end of the day, Roever’s confident they’ll pull through. This isn’t the first big front to hit the region. And in all likelihood, it won’t be the last.last_img read more

Prisoner dies at Dhaka jail

first_imgJailA prisoner died at Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj on Sunday.The deceased is Khokon Miah, 45, son of Suva Miah of Bangshal’s Sayeed Hazi Sarker Lane in Dhaka.Jail guard Md Hanif said Khokon suddenly fell sick in the morning.The prisoner was then taken to the DMCH where he was declared dead around 10:45am, Hanif added.Officials at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said Khokon had been detained in the jail for the last one year in a case.last_img

Over 19 Bangladeshis detained in 3 countries

first_imgLogo of arrestOver 19 Bangladeshi nationals have been detained by the law enforcers in three foreign countries, according to media reports. Malaysian police raided three illegal gaming premises in Ampang on Wednesday night.They arrested 26 people, including 17 foreigners, and seized dozens of computers and machines during the raid which started about 10.50pm, reports New Straits Times of Malaysia.“The first raid was in Jalan Awan in Kuala Ampang, where we arrested a Malaysian and nine Bangladeshi workers, as well as a customer, who was also from Bangladesh. We also seized 32 slot machines and RM6,498 in cash,” Malaysian police officer Norhizam Bahaman said.Norhizam said the second place to be raided was located in nearby Jalan Angin, where police seized 38 slot machines and RM1,534 in cash.“At the second place, we arrested a local woman, two Indonesian women, three Bangladeshi men and two Indonesian men.”Border Patrol agents arrested seven more Bangladeshi nationals in Texas border this week after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico, reports Breitbart News.The seven Bangladeshis bring this fiscal year’s total to 251 arrests in this single sector.Agents assigned to patrol in south Laredo, Texas, encountered two separate groups of Bangladeshi nationals who had just illegally crossed the border from Mexico.The agents arrested seven Bangladeshis in the two incidents, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.The Bangladeshi nationals used a channel of cartel-connected human smugglers to make their way from their home country to the U.S. Their journey takes them from Bangladesh to South America, where they begin their northward trek to Mexico and then to the U.S., Border Patrol officials told Breitbart Texas in recent interviews.The smugglers are allegedly paid up to $27,000 for each Bangladeshi, officials said.On average, more than 30 Bangladeshi nationals were arrested each month since the fiscal year began on 1 October. During the entire FY 2017, Laredo Sector agents arrested only 181 Bangladeshis, acting Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason Owens told Breitbart Texas in a recent interview.During FY 2016, there was only one arrested in the Laredo sector.“When we talk about the different groups that are crossing into an area, what we’re trying to draw attention to is a more comprehensive look at our threat picture,” Owens explained. “We need to stay away from just focusing on the family units and Unaccompanied Alien Children that are coming from Central America and Mexico. What the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are dealing with on a daily basis is so much more complex than that.”“They are not trying to hide or escape,” the chief said about the Bangladeshis. “They walk right up to an agent and claim ‘credible fear.” Bangladesh has been described by many as a hotbed of terrorist activity. In March 2017, the British government issued a travel advisory for Bangladesh to its citizens warning of potential terror attacks. The warning cited several incidents of terrorist activity in the months leading up to the travel advisory’s issuance.In 2016, CNN and The Economist spotlighted terrorist activity in Bangladesh. And, in February 2017, the Tony Blair’s Institute for Global Change wrote, “Bangladesh is alternately heralded as a beacon of tolerance and secularism in the Muslim-majority world or a hotbed of Islamist militancy.”U.S. Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza told Breitbart Texas in his capacity as president of the National Border Patrol Council 2455 that we do not know the intentions of these people who come to the U.S. from countries with ties to terrorism. “What we do know is that if the cartel-connected smugglers can bring people with good intentions across the border, they can also bring people with bad intentions.”“We have been lucky to catch these groups but there is no telling how many other people from countries that sponsor terrorism could be utilizing that same pipeline,” Agent Garza stated.At least 186 undocumented migrants were held in western Turkey, Turkish security sources said Thursday, reports Anadolu Agency.Provincial gendarmerie said that a total of 126 undocumented migrants were held in operations carried out in Mugla, a southwestern coastal province.The Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants were trying to cross to Greece illegally by sea, the gendarmerie added.They were later referred to provincial migration authorities.last_img read more

Playing it safe with royalty

Raw silks, heavy brocade, intricate thread work, linen and some striking silhouettes – Samant Chauhan’s Poshak was about the royalty of fabric and smart use of colour. The opening emsemble in a flowy fiery orange accessorised with a jacket with heavy flower work was not matched up but the rest of the collection where he played very safe and stuck to beiges and pale whites occasionally adding a hint of red and gold. Pearl, lace additions and rich golden tassles added to the splendor Chauhan wanted to portray – but compared to the other designer he was showcasing with – the collection was not sufficiently striking. Showstopper Manoj Bajpai in a brown raw silk jacket with golden medallions and linen pants was another safe bet for this collection. read more

Best tea combinations to try this monsoon

first_imgRainy season is all fun and nothing can beat a hot cup of tea, particularly when it’s raining. So, why not try some exciting new flavours in this monsoon season? What could be better than curling up in your couch and sipping new flavours of tea!Experts list down some options:Kolkata street chai: When it comes to cold weather nothing works better than a hot cup of spicy chai. This blend is created for its rich and strong flavors that pampers an Indian palate. With nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom, this chai instantly packs a punch and warms you up. An ounce of exotic saffron added in the tea can make the experience truly special. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfKashmiri kahwa: This is one of bestselling teas. It is a green tea based blend. The green tea used is smoked which offers the drinker an exotic experience. This is a rich blend and includes some nuts and fresh spices. The warming sweet aroma of cinnamon will uplift you and lead you on to savory and woody flavors of the green tea.Darjeeling ruby tea : Now, if you are in a mood for something lighter yet flavorful and warm, this one’s got to be it. This straight tea blend is made by our master blenders with summer teas of the famous land. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBombay cutting chai: This one’s a unique blend of the best black tea from Assam and choicest spices. This one is aromatic and warm with ginger and cardamom. The strong licorice-like flavor of fresh fennel seeds gives it a sweet tang. The mix of all these flavors makes it layered, interesting and an embracing cup on a rainy day. Mango green: You can enjoy mango in monsoons as well. Celebrate your mornings with a refreshing blend of Mango with green tea. Infused with green tea, it is a rich source of Vitamins A, B and C. This helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases by controlling cholesterol. Mango is believed to be the “food of the gods”, and mango green tea helps in preventing breast cancer and controlling high BP. Durbari kahwa: This is a traditional spicy tea dating back generations, but comes with a modern twist. It’s known for lowering cholesterol levels and aids in weight loss. It works best as an anti ageing drink.Sweet ginger: Nothing can beat sweet ginger as a perfect remedy for Cold, Cough and Flu. Loaded with sweetness and spice, this tea prevents anemia, treats stomach ulcers and relieves stress. Moreover, women can often consume this tea for reducing menstrual pain.Rosehip hibiscus: A refreshing cup offers a tangy taste and a bright red brew. Rosehip Hibiscus is a rich source of anti-oxidant which helps in boosting the immune system and slimming.last_img read more

This Simple App Securely Manages Your Passwords Seamlessly

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Golan Heights provides glimpse of Syria civil war

first_imgAssociated PressMOUNT BENTAL, Golan Heights (AP) – As Syrian regime forces clash with rebels close to the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, this windswept plateau has become a front-row seat to Syria’s escalating civil war.Curious Israelis and foreign tourists toting binoculars have been drawn to the area to try to get a glimpse of the fighting, even as others sit in a cafe overlooking the Syrian frontier area, sipping from tiny cups of espresso and frosty glasses of beer. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family But three mortar shells fell in Syria several hundred meters (miles) away from the Golan border on Monday, according to Israel’s military chief. An Israeli couple from the area said explosions have kept them up at night, so they drove up to the border to try to see the fighting firsthand.Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak held a news conference within earshot of the fighting last week, warning that the spiraling violence in Syria threatened to spill into the area.The Israeli army hasn’t deemed the Golan area dangerous for tourists. It says the usual large numbers of tourists have flocked there to hike and enjoy the cooler weather, although it doesn’t provide specific figures.Foreigners thronged the hilltop, a routine stop for bus tours, snapping photos and sipping cold drinks at the chalet-like Coffee Anan cafe. An American visitor posed for a photo near a signpost that pointed the way to Damascus, less than 65 kilometers (40 miles) to the northeast.Dozens of other visitors, however, made the trip to the peak _ the site of a major tank battle during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war _ with the Syrian conflict in mind.“We really wanted to see the border with Syria, and we heard that you can see it from this mountain,” said Natasha Haugsted of Copenhagen, Denmark, who had hitchhiked across the Golan with a friend. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Parents, stop beating yourself up 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean The thud of exploding mortar shells and smoke billowing from Syrian territory below have drawn Israelis to lookouts along the suddenly tense frontier, including this spot on Mount Bental _ a former Syrian army post that Israel seized when it captured the strategic plateau from Syria in 1967.The deteriorating situation in Syria has become a mounting concern for Israel, which fears the unrest will spill over the border, and the long-quiet frontier area will become a new Islamist front against the Jewish state.Meir Elakry, an off-duty Israeli security guard who lives just 15 kilometers (10 miles) from the Syrian border, said he was afraid Syrian President Bashar Assad would become desperate and turn his guns on Israel.“I want to know what the danger is to my house,” said Elakry, clutching a pair of binoculars. “I don’t believe Assad will be quiet if he falls.”There was not much to see through the binoculars Monday morning, save for Israeli tanks patrolling the border kicking up dust, and, farther in the distance, a hazy glimpse of a mosque’s minaret from the Syrian town of Quneitra, which has been largely abandoned since Israel’s withdrawal. Two United Nations observers monitored the border area through a huge pair of binoculars at the edge of the mountain. On Monday, Syria threatened to unleash its chemical and biological weapons if it faces a foreign attack _ its first-ever acknowledgement it possesses weapons of mass destruction.Officials also are worried that a collapse of the Syrian government could leave a power vacuum that would allow Islamic militants to launch attacks on Israeli targets in the Golan, in much the same way they attack southern Israel from Egypt’s Sinai desert.Meredith Haines, an American tourist visiting Israel with her mother and a Jewish congregation from Freehold, New Jersey, said she felt uneasy about gawking at the conflict.“Here you spend all this money to come to Israel and then (the tour guide)’s like, `We’re going to go to the Syrian border!’” she said. “But there are people dying, like 30 miles (50 kilometers) away.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Many Israelis also are deeply interested in military matters, a reflection of the fact that most men do three years of compulsory army service and decades of yearly reserve duty afterward, and many women serve in the army for two years.Israel and Syria have fought major wars, and multiple attempts to reach a peace deal have failed. Syria has strong ties to Iran, Israel’s most fearsome enemy, and to Palestinian and Lebanese militants that have warred with Israel.The frontier area has been largely quiet since a 1974 disengagement agreement, but the Syrian regime’s increasingly precarious situation has Israel and its leaders worried that the Golan will be swept into the maelstrom.Defense officials say Israel hasn’t sent more troops or military equipment to the border area. But Israel is closely watching for signs the Syrian regime is losing control of its vast stockpiles of chemical weapons.On Tuesday, military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said the Syrian government remains in control of its chemical weapons arsenals, and militants do not appear to have raided them.Gantz warned that could change and counseled restraint over the possibility that Israel might decide to attack those depots to keep them out of militant hands, as Israeli leaders have recently threatened to do. Such a strike could drag Israel “into a broader offensive than planned,” he cautioned. Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img

Flight Centre founder criticises federal govt

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Flight Centre founder Graham Turner has said rigid workplace agreements for Australia’s accommodation industry makes it “almost impossible” to see a return on investment.The multi-million dollar businessman said Australia’s domestic tourism sector is struggling due to a wage system that works against running 24/7 operations, The Australian reported.“We believe with a change of federal government… there will be significant changes to the flexibility of the wage system,” Mr Turner said.However, Mr Turner remains hopeful that his offerings can deliver.“It’s still quite difficult in tourism to make money out of reasonably high-end small hotels, but if you can build iconic places and give people in the upper income bracket what they want – they don’t want to sit on the beach all the time, they want an experience and a location that is different – it will work,” Mr Turner said.The Flight Centre boss recently bulked up his privately owned $70 million Spicers-branded accommodation portfolio with the acquisition of more development sites in northern NSW and southeast Queensland.Mr Turner scooped up 325 hectares of rugged mountainous terrain above Queensland’s Darling Downs, with plans to invest up to $5 million developing a new high-end retreat and improve 20km of walking trails. Domestic tourism struggling due to inflexible wage system. Image: Rob Williamslast_img read more

Risky Business Real Estate Investment and Risk Management

first_img Share Lori Eshoo founded National Tax Search (NTS) in 1997 and serves as the company’s President and CEO. She has 34 years’ experience in commercial and residential property management, valuation, and tax compliance. During her first 15 years in the industry, Eshoo served as National Account Manager for Real Estate Tax Services and as Tax Manager with VMS Realty Partners. Eshoo has been recognized for her entrepreneurial excellence and innovative vision through the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has received ABA Stevies Awards for the International Women Entrepreneurs in Technology and Best Entrepreneur in Business under 100 Employees.Eshoo recently spoke with MReport about the challenges occurring within the single-family rental space, how the industry is changing, and what investors should know before they enter this sector of the market.What trends are you are seeing within the single-family rental space?Risk continues to grow as it relates to the products that I manage for owners or lenders. The market is changing over on the government side. Within that, property tax—highest liability, highest expense for a real estate owner—changes.Agencies are not as willing to negotiate with property owners, and taxes are moving very quickly, which they have not in the past. Markets are changing overnight every year. They’re shortening their timeline in which they’re taking delinquent taxes.The typical foreclosure process for a lender takes 120 days. Within that timeline, however, if they’re not aware of what’s going on with their non-escrow loan and they don’t act until closer to the end, they could have lost that asset to tax sale within that timeline. You must understand every area of the country and what elements you need to pay attention to so that you don’t get into a risky situation and lose your asset.How do you keep on top of that sheer volume of information?We have an entire agency department that has been gathering data for over 21 years. We go through a thorough review of all the data elements for each new loan or asset that comes in. What do we need in order to manage and pay property taxes, down to penalties and interest? How do we get the information? Can we get it automated or not?Depending on what state you’re located in, you’re either in a tax-sale state or a tax-lien state. There are two different processes. In tax-sale, they’ll sell your taxes to a buyer and you normally have a redemption period. Even as an investor, if it is sold, you still have some time to redeem it back. In a tax-lien state, it may take longer, but by the time it’s in that process, the asset is gone. You have no time to redeem. You really have to understand the timing and what state you’re working with. That’s what we do all day long.We update 90 days before each first installment, throughout the year. We’re asking specific questions for thousands of agencies, undertaking all of the detailed administrative work. For instance, who do we make the checks to? In addition to that, we ask questions about the tax-sale process—has it changed, is it changing? We gather extremely detailed data so our clients don’t have to.What are some of the challenges that you see as far as continuing to evolve and adapt to working in this space?The biggest area that we’re focused on with our client base is the tightening and shortening of timelines in which your risk will occur. Managing property taxes, we’re on top of that every year. We know things are moving. In Cook County, where we’re located, your second installment is due in August. The tax sale of that second installment will go as quickly as December, whereas residential comes after commercial and that was always a year after first-quarter tax sale. It’s very quick.We’re seeing that across all areas, but the other area is HOA in super-lien states. Times are changing. Management companies are going to take more of a role and move through the foreclosure process quickly, which is going to cause more risk for investors.The other challenge is PACE loans, which are an administrative nightmare. A lender may say, we don’t want to insure any loans that have PACE involvement. Well, the problem with PACE loans is that you can search a property at the time you are underwriting and it may not have a PACE loan. But who’s to say the owners can’t take it out two months later? There’s no notification to a lender that this property owner is taking out this loan, but it affects the overall property taxes because it will be assessed as a special assessment to your property tax. It can be a span of 5-25 years of paying back these loans. Then these loans transfer, property transfers, and the buyer is not aware of it. There’s a lot of confusion around PACE loans and the overall management and administration of that product. We research and manage PACE loans to reduce risk for our clients.What is your advice for investors looking to enter the single-family rental investment space?Have a thorough underwriting of each one of your assets as you’re boarding. You’re buying portfolios and you may pick and choose and say, do a snapshot of my risk on these portfolios. That will give you an idea of what you’re buying into, but once you’ve purchased the property, you need to do a thorough delinquency search, check on your HOA, and make sure there’s no PACE loan assessed as a special assessment.Once you complete that review, then you will know what you’re managing. If you do have a delinquent or sold tax out there, we’ll give you the timeline you have to rectify that situation before you lose your asset. It may not be tomorrow. You may have two years before you have to do anything, but you need to be aware of what you own and what you’re dealing with.Is there anything you wish that more people understood about your job?It’s complex and high liability. We offer a kind of “insurance.” As a property owner, move that risk off to us as your trusted specialists. We take on your risk. We know what we’re doing, and we have some of the industry’s most comprehensive data. We have decades’ worth of experience getting the necessary information. It’s why so many portfolio owners and lenders turn to us to reduce their risks. May 18, 2018 633 Views Risky Business: Real Estate Investment and Risk Managementcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News, REO Lori Eshoo National Tax Search rental investments Single Family Rental Market 2018-05-18 David Whartonlast_img read more

Two suspects remanded in drugs case

first_imgTwo men arrested by British bases (SBA) and Republic police last month were on Thursday remanded for eight days in the Republic on suspicion of possession and trafficking 11 kilos of cannabis.The men, 26 and 27, had been handed over by the British bases on Wednesday after their arrest on February 18. They appeared at the Limassol court.The suspects were arrested following a joint operation between SBA police and the drug squad, who had placed a particular area in Kolossi under surveillance.The men arrived in a car carrying a large plastic bag. As soon as they noticed the officers they tried to escape but were caught after two warning shots were fired.Officers found around 11 kilos of cannabis in packages inside the bag and €2,375 in the possession of one of the suspects.The 26-year-old told police that the drugs were his and that he had been paid to transport them. The second suspect claimed he did not know there were drugs in the bag. He alleged that the first suspect had told him it contained rubbish.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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