John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion In September, Neymar was caught in the middle of a media storm when he argued with PSG teammate Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty, which Cavani — the club’s top scorer this season and last — eventually did.Emery did not make it clear afterward who is the designated penalty-taker going forward.“I have no issue with Cavani, no issue with the coach. On the contrary, I came to PSG with his support,” Neymar said. “We had a meeting and he said he was going to help me, help me achieve goals with the club and the group. I want this story of me having problems to end.”Tite sternly took Neymar’s defense, which led to Neymar crying.“People always said I had problems with Neymar. We are sick of hearing that. I can say he has personality and character,” Tite said. “We are not perfect, we are human beings. Sometimes we react in the wrong way. I did that in my career. But we have to be careful when we talk about people’s character and nature. I can talk about Neymar’s character, nature, and big heart.”Earlier, Fernandinho was fouled in the box and Neymar converted the penalty in the ninth minute, sending Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima the wrong way. The referee at Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille used video assistance to award the penalty.Neymar’s second penalty attempt was blocked by Kawashima. Hotaru Yamagushi was sanctioned for a clumsy challenge on Gabriel Jesus in the 17th.Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus also scored for Brazil in the first half. Tomoaki Makino scored for Japan in the second half.Brazil has embarked on a mini-tour of Europe and will next play England at Wembley Stadium next week.Brazil and Japan have qualified for the World Cup in Russia. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Speaking after the win against Japan, Neymar insisted he is happy at PSG.“I had a great welcome at PSG. Everyone treated me with care and respect,” he said. “Any move to a new place of work has difficulties, it takes a while, but it also depends on people at the club to make adaptation quicker. That’s what happened to me, I adapted quickly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe also dismissed reports of a fallout with Emery.“I talked to Tite, this is something that has hurt me little by little,” Neymar said. “These stories are made up by people who are not in PSG, who are not there day by day.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brazil’s Neymar controls the ball during their international friendly soccer match Brazil against Japan at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)Having scored one penalty and missed another penalty in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Japan in Lille on Friday, Neymar then cried at a news conference after his coach defended his reputation.Brazil coach Tite was moved to defend Neymar following reports this week in the French media that Neymar has fallen out with Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery. Reports in Spain even linked Neymar — who only just joined PSG for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($260 million) — with a move to Real Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NBA: Vince Carter hopes Raptors will retire his jersey After Tite defended Neymar, Neymar cried, hugged Tite, and left the conference.According to reports, Neymar has been unhappy with Emery’s use of video to review matches — considering them too long — and they also had a falling out during a training session. Sports daily L’Equipe reported that Neymar even did the opposite to what Emery asked on one occasion.Neymar was rested last Saturday as Angers was beaten 5-0, with Emery saying he was being rested because of a minor knock, which further fueled stories of tensions between them.Neymar continued to dismiss them.“I don’t like made up stories. My trouble is with part of the press. It is not against everyone,” Neymar said. “It is against those that think they know it all, but they don’t.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
Traditional rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China, on Sunday.In Friday’s matches, India came back from a two-goal deficit to hold Pakistan 2-2 and Malaysia edged past Japan 3-2.While the draw ensured Pakistan of a place in the final, India had to wait for the result of the match between Malaysia and Japan. Malaysia will again face Japan in the third place play- off on Sunday.After the round robin phase, Pakistan ended on top with 10 points while India finished second with nine points ahead of Japan, Malaysia and Korea, all locked at seven points each.Mohammad Waqas (40th min) and Mohamman Irfan (43rd) found the target for Pakistan but goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (46th) and Danish Mujtaba (53rd) made sure that India maintain their unbeaten record in the tournament.India were clearly the more dominant team in the barren first-half. Pakistan came into the second-half more aggressively and orchestrated their attacks in a better fashion.Five minutes into the second-half, a defensive lapse by the Indians in their striking circle gave Pakistan the lead.An unmarked Waqas trapped a cross from Waseem Ahmed and spanked the ball straight past the Indian custodian Bharat Chhetri and into the goal. Three minutes later Pakistan made it 2-0. But the joy for Pakistan was short-lived as India earned their third penalty corner of the match.Despite Ignace Tirkey almost making a mess of it, he somehow deflected the ball to Mujtaba who sent a clear pass to Rupinder.advertisementRupinder smacked the ball into the goal to reduce the deficit to 1-2. Thereafter, India made forays into the rival circle before Mujtaba deflected a Manjit Kullu cross into the Pakistan goal in the 53rd minute, only to see Kiwi umpire Simon Taylor disallow the equaliser. But after the Indian team protested, Taylor consulted with the South Korean umpire You Su Long and awarded the goal to India.Both teams then became defensive in approach. But India did get another chance to score a goal in the 59th minute, with Rupinder letting the opportunity go. read more
The Oval has extracted every last drop of publicity from its 100th Test but even the famous old ground’s PR department would have struggled to dream up an ending so dramatic it may be talked about 100 games hence.After an unremarkable morning, Moeen Ali bounced up to the crease as the third English bowler to be on a hat-trick in South Africa’s second innings of the third Test.After a frenzied appeal, nail-biting review and final finger of doom, Moeen became the first player to achieve the feat in a Test at The Oval and the first English spinner to bag a hat-trick since Tom Goddard in 1938.The celebrations were all you might expect of such a deed.Every now and then, cricket conjures up days that span generations. Within minutes of Moeen dismissing the unfortunate Morne Morkel, who had earlier bowled superbly for South Africa for no reward, statistics started to drip feed out of computers.This was the third time a Test had been completed with a hat-trick and the first for 115 years. Never before have four batsmen been out for golden ducks in the same Test innings.Moeen will no doubt appreciate his place in history but on Monday it was all about the here and now, a performance that confirmed his rapid progress in this series.With batting conditions the easiest of the game, and visible patches of rough to exploit, the 30-year-old off-spinner was always likely to be asked to play the lead role on the final day.advertisementHe delivered a telling blow with the last ball before lunch, from which Chris Morris was caught by Ben Stokes at slip, and followed up in the 12th over after the interval by having Dean Elgar and Kagiso Rabada also snaffled by the Durham man before the coup de grace dismissal of Morkel.”I couldn’t believe it didn’t get given straight away,” said Stokes. “It was a dramatic end to a dramatic day — Dean Elgar hit a really gutsy hundred and it was good to see the back of him, so congratulations to Mo.”Moeen has taken 18 wickets in the series at an average of under 15 in 2017. These impressive statistics reflect the new-found confidence to deliver slower balls, often tossed up to keep the batsmen guessing.The more he has been dropped down the order — for this Test the former opener came in at number eight — the more he has accepted that his primary role is to take wickets, particularly given England’s decision to dispense with second spinner Liam Dawson at The Oval.There were times in the second Test at Trent Bridge when Moeen had seemed underemployed, particularly after his match-winning 10-wicket haul at Lord’s in the first.Lack of overs is unlikely to be a problem again and, with 116 wickets, he could overhaul spinners Phil Tufnell (121), Ray Illingworth (122) and Phil Edmonds (125) on England’s all-time wicket-taking list by the time the summer is out.Moeen still has a way to go before surpassing Derek Underwood’s 297 victims but England’s history man will do well to top his Oval performance.Three balls, three wickets, one never-to-be forgotten moment. read more
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will miss the upcoming three-match ODI series against West Indies due to the sudden death of his father.New Zealand cricket board on Wednesday said that de Grandhomme has gone back to Zimbabwe to be with his family and it is yet to be known on when he will return to the squad.The Black caps will dearly miss the services of de Grandhomme who was the third highest run-scorer in the two-match Test series which the hosts won 2-0.De Grandhomme scored 185 runs in three innings at an average of 61.66 with one hundred and a half-century. He also picked up four wickets in the two matches.Fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been called in as a replacement for de Grandhomme for the series starting December 20.Bracewell last played for New Zealand in an ODI in India in October last year.In May this year, the 27-year-old Bracewell was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol for the third time and sentenced to 100 hours community service. read more
India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday indicated that he may not take part in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championships starting next month. The ace footballer also added that coach Stephen Constantine is planning to give a chance to youngsters during the SAFF Cup.”See it’s not a declaration but I think I have had enough of SAFF. I was fortunate to play SAFF three or four times. I am not declaring anything right now but I had a chat with the coach and he said he wants to bring a lot of junior players which I think is a very good thing,” he said.”I am not trying to demean the other teams in the SAFF region. It’s a great opportunity for the youngsters to come to the table and show the coach that they also have potential,” Chhetri said adding: “I think even with the U-23 team, we are very strong in the SAFF region. I hope they do well and we retain the championship.”Speaking on Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to not allow the Indian football side from participating in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games, Chhetri said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform.”India is not going to win medals suddenly. You got to give them a chance to do that. In future, I just hope in future all authorities can help in that and the boys get enough opportunity, especially the U-16 team as they are really good,” Chhetri told reporters on the sidelines of the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club annual awards here.advertisementThe 34-year old, who is India’s all-time highest scorer, was awarded Best Sportsperson of the Country.”This is the government thing, not in my hands. If the boys would have got a chance, it would have been lovely. Any tournament the under-age teams play is great and I just hope in the future we can neglect these things. I hope we can rectify things,” Chhetri added.The IOA decided against sending the football teams to the Asian Games starting Saturday in Jakarta and Palembang.As per IOA regulations, only those national teams which are ranked between 1-8 at the continental level, were cleared for the Games.This will be the first time since the 1994 Hiroshima edition that an Indian team will not take part in the football competition of the Asian Games, which is an Under-23 event with three over-age players being allowed.Chhetri heaped praise on the India Under-16 team which recently stunned reigning Asian champions Iraq for the first time at the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Tournament.”I am very hopeful about the U-16 team. Against Iraq, we had more ball possession. We had more attacks. (Coach) Bibiano (Fernandes) is doing a great job and the U-16 team has potential to do great things in future. We have to preserve them,” the Indian captain expressed.On the India U-20 side upsetting Argentina in the COTIF Cup, Chhetri said: “The U-20 team, I saw a few clippings and we had to defend a lot against Argentina. And that was one game. I haven’t seen them much but it’s a great result to beat Argentina.”(IANS inputs) read more
Sixty residents of Flankers and Norwood in St. James are now proud recipients of land titles from the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ). The residents, some of whom have been waiting for their land titles for over 30 years, received the instruments on Friday, January 25, at a ceremony held at the Flankers Multi-Purpose Centre. The handing over was part of continued efforts by the HAJ to deliver full ownership of land titles to thousands of residents across the island. Addressing the ceremony, Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, urged the recipients to pay their property taxes, and then demand of the local Parish Council, that it provides them with improved services such as proper garbage collection. The Minister said the communities have now been transformed and advised the residents to look out for each other and their children, as a way of building unity. “No longer will an individual, hearing about Flankers, think about fire… When (they) hear about Norwood, they start thinking about a community of people who have shed certain characteristics; are owners of their own property and have thought to develop their community with the civic pride and the social and economic mobility…attendant on you getting your titles,” Dr. Guy said.He urged the residents to get to know their neighbours. “I want you to be a part of the community that you are in, to be involved in everything. Know your neighbours, know your neighbours’ children, assist them and protect them. That is the way that you can build a strong and vibrant community,” the Minister stated. Also attending the ceremony was Member of Parliament for North West St. James, Dr. Horace Chang, who stated that the land titles have given the residents a new legitimacy to make bold investments.Dr. Chang said that the communities have seen significant improvements in recent years, and noted that other infrastructural developments will be continuing.The Housing Ministry and the HAJ will be continuing the land title initiative throughout the year by providing titles to residents of the former Operation PRIDE communities across the island. read more
Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 RICHMOND COUNTY: Bona Road Bona Road, from Rocky Bay Road to D’Escousse – Cap La Ronde Road will be reduced to one lane for clearing, cold planing, gravelling and asphalt concrete repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: D’Escousse D’Escousse – Cap La Ronde Road, from the intersection of Route 320 and Poirierville west for about 5.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing, cold planing, gravelling and asphalt concrete re-paving until Wednesday, Sept 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. -30- read more
OTTAWA – Some Canadian information technology companies are pushing back at warnings that the personal information of Canadians is being compromised in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.They see nothing wrong with a proposal by the United States that would forbid the storage of sensitive data in computing facilities on Canadian soil.They say data should be allowed to flow freely across borders, like other products, and that the privacy of Canadians would not be compromised.“Privacy and national security elements are part of the discussion, but they shouldn’t be seen as the entire discussion,” said David Messer, a vice-president of the Information Technology Association of Canada.“It’s about allowing businesses to operate how they see fit and not necessarily fragmenting the internet.”That view is clashing with another industry group, the Council of Canadian Innovators, which is calling on the government to resist the U.S. proposal, citing concerns over the U.S. Patriot Act and “less stringent” restrictions on access to data for U.S. companies.The council’s chair, Jim Balsillie, the former head of Research in Motion, said Wednesday in an interview that he worries the government is weak at the bargaining table when it comes to data — an issue he argues is “existential” for Canada.Balsillie has met Canadian negotiators in his role as chair of the council, which represents some of the country’s fastest-growing tech firms and investors.“Based on my interactions, I remain deeply concerned about the lack of sophistication for the 21st century economy with our NAFTA team, and most especially and including data,” said Balsillie.“My fear is our trade negotiators are guided on data policy by the big U.S. tech firms who tell us what’s good for Silicon Valley is good for Canada.”The council wants the government to back “data localization,” which would protect the sensitive personal information of Canadians especially health and financial records — from unwanted American intrusion, by storing it in on servers in Canada.The U.S. rejects that idea, and so do a number of Canadian technology firms.“To me, free trade and NAFTA, it’s all about free flow of people, goods, services, capital and now the fifth one is data,” Dirk Schlimm, executive vice-president of Oakville, Ont.-based GeoTab Inc., said in an interview Wednesday.“What is being proposed here is protectionism, because it now makes it impossible for a global player, like GeoTab, to use our scale and say ‘I want to have central data storage and to sell our system.’”The company markets a digital tracking system that is being used in 750,000 vehicles around the world to track the movements and performance of commercial fleets. It tracks the route of a vehicle as well as providing engine diagnostics, predicting maintenance needs and measuring fuel consumption. It can detect the speed of a vehicle and whether its driver is wearing a seatbelt, he said.The product helps companies improve transportation safety and efficiency, he added.While some data is clearly private, there’s a vast trove of “non-critical data” that can and should be shared across borders, said Altaz Valani, director of research of Toronto-based Security Compass.“If we talk about everything in terms of, ‘it’s too risky to take the next step,’ the challenge is at what point to we begin to say we’re actually inhibiting businesses from what they need to do?”Widespread global concern has been stoked by fears of U.S. surveillance on private citizens. The post 9-11 Patriot Act gives American law enforcement access to data stored in U.S. facilities. Revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the U.S. National Security Agency’s covert surveillance programs have also raised concerns.Schlimm said Canada has strong privacy laws and can’t afford to let those standards slip because firms such as his do business with European firms, which are also subject to the continent’s stringent digital privacy provisions.His company has been able to negotiate higher privacy standards with U.S. companies because “they want to keep the Europeans as clients and that’s why they’re willing to do it for us.”But Canadians have to recognize, especially in light of the Snowden revelations, that being able to protect their data from the NSA is a “fallacy” because Canada shares information to fight terrorism with its Five Eyes allies in the U.S., Britain, Australia and New Zealand, said Schlimm.“If you look at the level of co-operation that is going on now in the international intelligence community … there is a tremendous amount of intelligence sharing going on between Canada and the U.S.” read more
HALIFAX – Federal Crown prosecutors argued on Tuesday that two of Nova Scotia’s most notorious white-collar criminals should be sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison, prompting a judge to ask: “Where’s the body?”Nearly 17 years after the dramatic collapse of Halifax educational software company Knowledge House, lawyers put forward sentencing recommendations for two architects of the sophisticated multi-million-dollar stock market scheme.Mark Covan, one of three Crown attorneys handling the criminal trial, admitted that up to a dozen years in prison is a “harsh and significant” sentence. But he said it’s justified given the gravity of the offence.“A sentence that doesn’t recognize that someone has used their office, their education and their training to commit crime is an affront to the administration of justice,” Covan told the court.“This type of crime could not have been conceived of by the average person, let alone carried out.”Former Knowledge House president and CEO Daniel Potter and lawyer Blois Colpitts were found guilty in March of carrying out fraudulent activities in a regulated securities market.The high-flying technology company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange before a 2001 collapse that cost investors millions of dollars.In a 207-page ruling in March convicting the pair, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady said they artificially maintained the company’s stock price while securing new investors, who would make investment decisions based on a misleading impression of the stock demand.On Tuesday, Coady questioned the lengthy sentence sought by the Crown, saying “denunciation and deterrence doesn’t necessarily mean throwing away the key.”“When I read your brief, and the position you took … you came down to a 10- to 12-year range that you’re going to be advancing to the court,” he told the court. “To be frank, my thought was ‘Where’s the body?’”However, Covan said there is precedent for the sentence. He cited similar cases in which hefty sentences were imposed.Meanwhile, defence lawyer Brian Greenspan recommended a sentence for Potter of three to four years, arguing that there have been significant delays since the Halifax e-learning firm shut down.He said his client has lived “under the cloud of a criminal charge” for several years and that the considerable toll it has taken on his life must be considered when imposing a sentence.“The demise of (Knowledge House) occurred when Potter was 49 years of age. He’s now 66,” Greenspan told the court.He said his client has faced a stigma in the community as a result of the drawn-out regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings.Greenspan added that letters written in support of Potter offer insight into “agony sustained by Potter and his family over this very, very long period.”Potter and Colpitts are expected to be sentenced July 25.The trial began in November 2015 and heard from 75 witnesses over more than 160 court days, and 184 exhibits were received — including thousands of documents.The downfall of Knowledge House, once the star of the East Coast tech scene, has long dominated discussion in the business and investment community in Nova Scotia.The company was founded in 1984, and was reinvented under Potter in the late 1990s to become a learning and information technology company.The vision was “the complete overhaul of the K-12 and post-secondary education system through the introduction of collaborative, problem-based learning programs,” Coady said in his ruling in March.Knowledge House quickly began acquiring companies through share options, and cashing in on government contracts.By late 1999, the company had grown to 120 employees, and was closely followed in the local press.Shares in Knowledge House, which began trading publicly for a few cents, skyrocketed to more than $9.But in 2001, a series of events led the stock price to plummet, from which it never recovered. read more
When it comes to ourselves, we’re based in Dublin and Limerick having pulled out of Cork due to reduced funding. We have two children’s hospitals and there are some small localised services which are very minimal, so basically we have no equivalent to the adult counselling service.She said that adults who were victims as children are often “horrifed” to hear that the state is not offering support services to children who are being abused today.“We have had calls from women who were abused in childhood who would love to think that there is a service for children today and they would have presumed there was,” she said.HSE servicesWhen contacted by TheJournal.ie, the HSE said it receives an average of 2,500 reports of child sexual abuse each year and provides and funds services for children who have suffered sexual abuse and their families.It said services are provided at four sexual abuse centres in two hospitals in Dublin, one in Waterford and one in Cork.A wide range of therapeutic and treatment services are also provided by the following: psychology services, mental health services, the ATHRU service in Galway, the COSC service in Donegal, the NIAP service in north Dublin and the SIAT service in south Dublin. The HSE also provides children’s residential care services in the South East.However Flaherty said there are still whole areas around the country where these kinds of services – state-run or otherwise- simply don’t exist and the limited service available are stretched to their limit.The CARI waiting list for counselling has gone from two or three months now up to 12 months with 29 people currently waiting for the service in Dublin and 19 in Limerick.“Children are travelling down from Drogheda, Louth, lots of places that we used to do outreach services but as our resources declined we were losing time travelling and losing money renting additional premises,” Flaherty said.Struggling with everyday life“If the children don’t access counselling and it’s left untreated, they tend to struggle to deal with every day life,” she said. “Many of them self-harm, they struggle at school and some go on to develop problems with addiction. If they’re given a chance to process it, they can return to school with all of that confusion and anger processed and it gives them at least a chance to move on”.The government has approved the Heads of the Child and Family Support Agency Bill which would include the establishment of a Child and Family Agency. In February this year CARI made a presentation to the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children in which it appealed to the government to establish a national service.Flaherty said that the current plan that a national service be put in place using existing resources within the HSE is “laughable”.“The approach seems to be to try to spread current services around the country. We don’t see this as possible because the number of therapists with experience with adolescents who have been through this type of trauma is so small.”Read: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year>Read: Child protection reviews reveal 378 abuse allegations about 146 individuals> THE HSE HAS been criticised for its failure to protect today’s children, by an organisation providing therapy to those who have been victims of sexual abuse.The CARI Foundation, which has been campaigning for specialised HSE counselling services for children who have been sexually assaulted, said it has now been forced to reduce its own offering across the country due to a reduction in funding.TheJournal.ie has learned of one case of a child who was the victim of a sexual assault six months ago and has since tried to end her own life. Her family are still waiting for the HSE to assign a counsellor.Mary Flaherty, CEO of CARI said this is not a rare example and described the lack of counselling facilities for sexual abuse victims as an “inexplicable scandal”.“The simple fact is that there are no specialised services to deal with the huge issues the children are dealing with,” she said.Flaherty said that the HSE’s child and adolescent mental health services do not take in sexual abuse victims as “child sex abuse is not considered a mental health issue”.“If they attempt suicide, they’ll just get emergency counselling and then there’s no longterm care,” she said. “Most of the services specifically exclude sexual abuse because it’s not one of the catagories. It’s almost beyond belief that we will diagnose and confirm abuse, we’ll investigate it and then after it’s confirmed the children are just told ‘off you go’”.Historic abuseFlaherty said that the focus on addressing past abuse has led to the government ignoring children who are being abused today.“Right now the government is concentrating on the historic abuse and this led to all of the investment going into adult services with national centres set up for adults who were victims as children etc.” she said. read more
The character of a community, Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt once said, is defined by how it cares for its most vulnerable citizens.In November, city of Vancouver residents will decide if raising property taxes is the best way to ease what’s been deemed an affordable housing emergency.“We have families in dire circumstances,” Leavitt said.Some believe there is a moral obligation to help, the mayor said, but there are also social and economic impacts.“We as a community will evolve and prosper in our neighborhoods, schools and businesses if everybody has the opportunity to be contributing citizens,” Leavitt said.The statistics are compelling: Vacancy rates have dipped to less than 2 percent, while the increase in median rent for a two-bedroom apartment jumped by 15.6 percent, from $900 to $1,040 a month, from October 2014 to October 2015, the highest percentage increase in the nation.Income growth hasn’t kept pace with rising rents, leaving a dearth of affordable housing options for tens of thousands of the city’s residents. In Clark County, more than 24,000 renters are considered cost-burdened, spending more than 30 percent of their monthly income on housing. An estimated 15,000 of the cost-burdened renters live in the city. Between the Vancouver and Evergreen school districts, there were more than 2,000 homeless students in the previous school year. Emergency shelters were at capacity last winter.“We see the community as having a huge decision,” Andy Silver, director of the Council for the Homeless, said of Proposition 1. “Either being OK with a community where seniors are getting priced out and where hard-working families aren’t able to meet their rent and basic needs, or charting a new path where kids have an opportunity to learn and succeed in life and seniors live with dignity.” read more
Craft Warehouse in Hazel Dell was briefly evacuated Thursday night after a reported bomb threat.An anonymous caller contacted the store at 9307 N.E. Fifth Ave. to say that her mentally ill brother was planning to plant a bomb in or around the store, Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Rothenberger said. The call came from a untraceable line, he said.“I don’t know if it was more of a prank or what,” Rothenberger said.After the call, about 10 people inside the store evacuated, Rothenberger said. Five deputies arrived at the store shortly before 8 p.m.Deputies searched for about 15 minutes but found nothing, Rothenberger said. People were allowed back inside the store shortly after.
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, June 7, 2019 SeaWorld announces the hatching of seven Caribbean flamingo chicks Posted: June 7, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – SeaWorld San Diego today announced the hatching of seven Caribbean flamingo chicks.The chicks, which can be viewed at the Flamingo Cove exhibit, range in age from two to 11 days old. Flamingo egg incubation lasts about a month, during which time both parents take turns sitting on the nest to incubate the egg or eggs.The chicks have grey and white feathers and will not begin showing the characteristic pink feathers, which are caused by carotenoid protein in their diets, for two or three years.While most flamingo species are not currently endangered, the International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the lesser, James’ and Chilean flamingoes as “near threatened” and at risk to be re-classified as threatened in the future.The Andean flamingo is classified as vulnerable, however, and is at risk of going extinct. Caribbean and greater flamingos are species of least concern, according to the IUCN, meaning they are plentiful in the wild.SeaWorld visitors can learn more about the chicks and the dozens of flamingos in the park’s Flamingo Cove exhibit during the park’s Inside Look event this weekend. Park visitors will have a chance to ask flamingo experts about the birds on both days. KUSI Newsroom read more
No related posts. A criminal court in San José on Thursday will hold a hearing on appeals by both prosecutors and defenders of six men arrested last Wednesday on charges of embezzlement in a scandal involving the construction of a road along the border with Nicaragua.Carlos Acosta, former director of the National Roadway Council (CONAVI), is the only one of the six men detained who did not receive preventive measures by the court.Judges also barred three contractors, Geovanni Baralis, David Castillo and Johnny Muñoz, from leaving the country pending a trial, and they must sign in with the court every 15 days. CONAVI officials Miguel Ramírez and Manuel Serrano were placed in five months of preventive detention. Facebook Comments
Source = Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines www.malaysiaairlines.com Malaysia Airlines announces leadership changesMalaysia Airlines announces leadership changesThe Board of Directors of Malaysia Aviation Group Berhad (MAG) today announced leadership changes at Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), which will see current Group Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christoph Mueller handing over to Chief Operating Officer (COO) Peter Bellew in an accelerated leadership transition.Mr. Mueller, who resigned on 10 March 2016 and is serving his notice period to 9 September 2016, will go on leave and step down from the MAB Board from 1 July 2016. He will be replaced by Mr. Bellew, who has been appointed the new Group MD and CEO of MAG and MAB respectively, effective 1 July 2016. Mr. Mueller will remain available to the company until the end of his notice period to help ensure a smooth leadership transition.The leadership changes have been approved by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah), the sole shareholder of MAG.Mr Bellew’s appointment follows a comprehensive search for a new CEO conducted by Khazanah and the MAB Board. The process, which commenced in April 2016, involved internal and external as well as local and foreign candidates.Mr. Bellew has been a member of MAB’s senior management team since the first day of its full operations on 1 September 2015. His appointment as the new Group MD and CEO will ensure continuity in the execution of the Malaysia Airlines’ turnaround plan and further progress of the overall restructuring effort, as set out by Khazanah in its 12-point MAS Recovery Plan. It also allows for an accelerated and seamless leadership transition from Mr. Mueller.An Irish national, Mr. Bellew has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. He joined MAB from Ryanair Ltd., where he served in various roles with increasing responsibility since 2006, leaving the airline as the Director of Flight Operations responsible for 72 bases operating a total of 320 aircraft. In this role, he ensured cost-effective operations and punctuality at more than 150 airports in over 30 countries, created a training organisation for 600 new Boeing pilots, built employee representative council structures in 19 countries, opened 61 new overseas bases, and introduced new technologies to reduce costs across the airline.Mr. Bellew also served as the Head of Sales and Marketing at Ryanair, where he played a pivotal role in introducing new customer service initiatives, pan-European TV advertising, and positive press relations, contributing to record sales. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director of Flight Operations.Besides being MAB COO, Mr. Bellew is also an Executive Director on the MAG and MAB Boards, together with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Omar Siddiq Amin Noer Rashid. En. Omar was appointed Director on the MAB Board on 8 September 2015, and was made MAB CFO and Executive Director on the MAB Board on 5 January 2016. En. Omar joined MAB as CFO from Khazanah, where he was Executive Director, Investments overseeing the aviation sector. Prior to that, he was Managing Director and Regional Head for Aviation, Technology, Media, and Telecoms in the Investment Banking Division of CIMB.Tan Sri Md Nor Md Yusof, Chairman of MAG and MAB said, “Peter has been a key figure in the airline’s senior management team responsible for executing the biggest and fastest transformation in our history. He is an exceptional leader and has been an invaluable contributor to the transformation of the airline over the last 10 months. Peter and the senior management team have established themselves positively within the company, especially in their rapport with employees, as well as externally among the aviation community. In this regard, Peter’s appointment will pave the way for a smooth transition to ensure the continued success of our national airline. I would like to thank Christoph for all the work begun under his leadership, which has seen the airline set on a path towards reclaiming its position among the world’s leading airlines. The Board of Directors and I look forward to working with Peter and the senior management team to continue driving the progress and performance of the airline further forward.”About Malaysia Airlines Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia. Among the few airlines to have won both a Skytrax five-star rating and World’s Best Cabin Crew award, Malaysia Airlines takes our 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness. Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures, cuisines and warm hospitality on board, while opening up more of Malaysia’s destinations than any other airline.Since September 2015, the airline has been owned and operated by Malaysia Airlines Berhad. As a member of oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines and its partners in the global alliance offer a superior, seamless travel experience to more than 1,000 destinations in 150 plus countries, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including access to more than 650 airport lounges worldwide. Up to 90 destinations will be serviced across Asia, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East via a new codeshare partnership with Emirates, signed in early 2016. 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FILE – In this May 28, 2015 file photo, signs for Hachette Book Group are displayed at BookExpo America in New York. BookExpo runs Wednesday-Friday at the Jacob Javits center in Manhattan, immediately followed by the fan-based BookCon, which ends Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – This week’s BookExpo and BookCon will be a showcase for diversity and for combinations and alliances new and old.Convention organizers have committed themselves to a guest list representative of the country overall, especially compared with the publishing industry. In 2014, Tavis Smiley was the only non-white among 16 scheduled breakfast and author tea speakers, and few non-whites were included for panel discussions and other events. This week, speakers range from Trevor Noah and Viola Davis to Jacqueline Woodson and Yuyi Morales.Show organizers are calling diversity not just a matter of fairness, but also of necessity. One educational session is titled “Now go run and Trump that: Black America’s Guide to Thriving and Surviving in President Trump’s America.” Another is called “Opportunity Cost: Why Diversity is Financially Critical for the Book Industry” and warns that “The publishing industry is white, straight, and physically able and the vast majority of books published are intended for these audiences.”“It’s incumbent upon us to make sure that diversity is front and centre,” BookExpo/BookCon event director Brien McDonald told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview.BookExpo runs Wednesday-Friday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, immediately followed by the fan-based BookCon, which ends Sunday.Dohnielle Clayton, an author and COO of the grassroots #weneeddiversebooks, will appear on two panels this week, including one hosted by her organization. She said there has been progress in the industry, but cited a recent study by the Co-operative Children’s Book Center School of Education, based in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, showing that children’s stories remain predominantly by and about whites.“Like everything else about the publishing industry, it just feels like a slog,” she said. “We just inch forward. And we are inching forward. But it definitely is a slow process.”Other panels will focus on immigration, gender and sexuality. Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, the son of Vietnamese refugees, and the acclaimed Iranian-American author Porochista Khakpour are among the scheduled speakers for “Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.” Kayti Burt will moderate “LGBTQ+ Authors on Gender and Identity in Science Fiction and Fantasy.” The panel “Power Moves” includes Victoria Aveyard, Kendare Blake, Tahereh Mafi and Melissa de la Cruz talking about the “fierce heroines” of their popular fiction.Politicians will be present at the Javits Center, although not all for political reasons. Bill Clinton and James Patterson, a former president and an ever-present novelist, will speak about the thriller they worked on together, “The President Is Missing.” Sen. Bernie Sanders, often mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, will be promoting his upcoming book, “Where We Go from Here.” Rep. John Lewis of Georgia continues his prize-winning career as an author for young people as he promotes “Run: Book One,” the first of a planned trilogy about his activism following the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Alabama.BookExpo will also mark the return of a convention tradition — the CEO roundtable, with John Sargent of Macmillan, Carolyn Reidy of Simon & Schuster and Markus Dohle of Penguin Random House expected to “reflect on industry trends, market highlights, and the power and responsibilities of publishers as global, corporate citizens.” CEO gatherings had been rare in the years following the government’s 2010 lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly conspiring to raise e-book prices. All the publishers, including Macmillan and Simon & Schuster, have settled out of court.Another notable joint appearance will be for an address by Barnes & Noble Chairman Len Riggio, who will be introduced by Oren Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association. The superstore and the independents’ trade group once were rivals on the ground, and in court, but now share a competitor in Amazon.com, among other causes.“Even in the periods of tension between us we worked together on First Amendment issues,” Teicher says. “And in recent years we’ve had (the) opportunity to co-operate on the sales tax fight (pressing Amazon to collect sales taxes). We now have more in common.” Diversity, politics likely topics at publishing convention by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2018 6:27 am PDT Last Updated May 29, 2018 at 7:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
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