Calgary mayor doesnt want to spend more than province on 2026 Games

first_imgCALGARY – The mayor of Calgary says the city shouldn’t contribute more than the province of Alberta to host the 2026 Winter Games.Alberta has committed $700 million if Calgary bids for and wins the right to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The federal government won’t provide more than $1.5 billion under a policy for hosting international sport events, and has yet to state how much money it would put in.“I think if you’re looking at the city putting in $800 million, more than the province, that is not a good deal,” Nenshi said Monday.By that rationale, the numbers don’t quite add up to the city and provincial and federal governments producing $3 billion in public investment the bid corporation Calgary 2026 asked for in the $5.2 billion total price tag.There is a large moving part in Calgary’s sports landscape, however, that could inject wiggle room into the proposed 2026 budget.Nenshi has questioned whether there is a need for a $100-million mid-size arena in Calgary 2026’s draft host plan if terms for a new NHL arena — which isn’t part of the host plan — are agreed upon.Both Nenshi and Calgary 2026 board chair Scott Hutcheson say work is ongoing on finding cost savings.“Every good idea from here to 2026 would be explored,” Hutcheson said.“As with every other Olympics between the time of a bid and the time of putting on a games, you want to make sure you’ve looked at every idea, challenged it, challenged the costs and try to do a better job over seven years, between a bid awarded and a bid execution.”Calgary city council could pull the plug on a bid at any time, but is unlikely to do so before a Nov. 13 plebiscite asking Calgarians if they want to host the Winter Games or not.The International Olympic Committee will accept 2026 bids Jan. 11. The election of the host city is in June.When arena talks broke down between the city and the NHL’s Calgary Flames last year, Nenshi went public with the city’s proposal, which included a taxpayer contribution of $185 million to a $555-million arena.City council voted last week to try to re-engage the Flames on arena talks.How much money the federal government would contribute to Calgary hosting the games is expected to be announced within the week, Nenshi told council Monday.“I made it clear to the federal government we have a plebiscite on Nov. 13th and people need the time to look at the numbers before they make their vote, as do I by the way,” the mayor said.In a letter to Nenshi and federal Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci said $700 million is the absolute limit and “we will not be providing any form of guarantee for additional costs arising from any source.”“The province’s number was well within the range that we had discussed,” the mayor said.The federal government’s policy for hosting international sports events allows for funding up to 50 per cent of public sector investment — $1.5 billion in this case — and states “at no time will the Government of Canada undertake to guarantee deficit funding of a bidding or hosting project.”Nenshi doesn’t want the city in a position of games guarantor, but points to the $1.1 billion in contingency funds in Calgary 2026’s draft plan as insurance against deficits.Venues from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary such as the Olympic Oval, Canada Olympic Park at WinSport and the nordic centre in Canmore, Alta., are the foundation of Calgary’s potential bid.“The real danger of cost over-runs comes in construction,” the mayor said. “We’re not building much.“You won’t see giant cost over-runs like you’ve seen in other Olympics where they’re basically building everything from scratch.”last_img read more

UN humanitarian office moves to support victims hit by Costa Rican earthquake

13 January 2009At least 13 people have died and 56 are still missing after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica last week, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today while announcing a field visit to assess makeshift shelters accommodating almost 2,000 victims of the disaster. The earthquake – considered as “strong” on the Richter Scale – struck on Thursday just 30 kilometres north of San Jose, the national capital, and more than a thousand aftershocks have been felt since, directly affecting more than 2,400 people. Although there has been no request for international assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) regional team in Panama, bordering Costa Rica to the south, is monitoring the situation and has scheduled a field visit this week to assess some 18 temporary shelters set up to house 1,900 people.Their immediate needs are for health, water and sanitation and protection from the possibility of flooding and further landslides, OCHA said. Some 36 counties out of 81 are still on red alert due to the collapse of infrastructure and the fear of further seismic movements.Several agencies, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are also working to support assessments and relief operations in coordination with local ministries. OCHA said it has released $40,000 in cash grants to support rescue and relief efforts on the ground and that other agencies have mobilized their local and regional resources and funds. read more

Fonseka given MSD security

Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardhana had told Parliament last May that a request had not been put forward by Fonseka seeking security from the government following his release from prison. UNP parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara had said last month that Fonseka was concerned about his security and was going to make a request for security from the government through his associates .The UNP MP said that as a former Army commander who led the military during the final war against the LTTE, Fonseka is entitled to security. Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has been provided security from the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) by the government.Fonseka told reporters at a blood donation campaign in Etul Kotte today that he has been given 15 MSD officers for security. However he was not satisfied with the security and said he needs more based on the security threats he faces as the former army chief. (Report by Indika Sri Aravinda for the Colombo Gazette) read more

Tourist alleges sexual abuse at luxury hotel outside Colombo

A tourist from Switzerland has alleged that she had been sexually abused at a luxury hotel outside Colombo.In an email to Colombo Gazette, the tourist said that she was abused while being massaged at a SPA at the hotel. When contacted by Colombo Gazette, the hotel (name is being withheld since the suspect has not been proven guilty) said that they are aware of the allegation and that a comprehensive investigation is underway.Sources at the hotel also said that there was some suspicion over the complaint as the complaint was made around two hours after the SPA treatment.CCTV cameras of the hotel have also been used by the management of the hotel to conduct an internal inquiry. Meanwhile, the Tourism Ministry said that it is also following up on the complaint. (Colombo Gazette) She alleged that the young therapist had however sexually abused her. The tourist was in Sri Lanka on holiday with her boyfriend and she had visited the SPA for a massage on 21st January. The tourist had raised the matter with the hotel management but not satisfied with the reaction of the hotel to the complaint she then filed a complaint with the tourist Police.She said that she had also complained to the Embassy of Switzerland in Colombo. read more

Buckeyes snap 3game skid with rout of BethuneCookman

After enduring a rare three-game losing streak, the Ohio State women’s basketball team (9-4, 0-1) got a shot of confidence Sunday, when it defeated Bethune-Cookman (6-6), 86-38. “I think there’s a concerted effort that we understand how hard we have to play. It’s something that this group has had difficulty comprehending,” said OSU coach Jim Foster. “If you play hard every day, things get taken care of.” After falling behind the Daytona Beach, Fla., team 4-0 early in the game, OSU senior center Jantel Lavender took the game into her own hands, scoring the first 11 points for the Buckeyes, and 15 of their first 19 points as OSU jumped out to a 46-25 first-half lead. Lavender, who entered the game as the nation’s third-leading scorer, finished with 29 points in 21 minutes of action. “We have to take this game and just try to emulate what we need to do in the Big Ten games,” Lavender said. “It was just a good game to just get that feeling back and just refresh ourselves and know that we have confidence.” OSU junior guard Samantha Prahalis bounced back from her 1-for-13 shooting performance against Michigan, scoring 10 points and making 10 assists in her first double-double performance since OSU’s Dec. 5 win over Oklahoma. Prahalis provided the customary dazzling passes and flashy ball handling that had been absent from her game throughout much of the Buckeyes’ three-game skid. Prahalis said that her success on the offensive end of the court started on defense. “We played pretty good defense and rebounded. We just got the ball out,” Prahalis said. “We were just in a flow, in a good rhythm, and we just pushed it.” For the game, OSU held a 31-2 advantage in fast-break points against the Wildcats. Foster said the difference between OSU’s win and its previous three losses was the Buckeyes’ ability to get score on fast breaks. “Sammy and Jantel, they see each other,” Foster said. “We can get in transition because we’re playing such good defense, and we can get in transition, and Jantel can run. We haven’t been getting that — we haven’t been getting those easy baskets in transition.” After dropping their conference opener to Michigan, the Buckeyes find themselves in the unfamiliar position of looking up in the Big Ten standings and will continue to rely on the play of the tandem of Lavender and Prahalis as they enter the remainder of conference play. OSU returns to conference play Wednesday when it hosts Indiana in its Big Ten home opener. Despite the Buckeyes’ 0-1 start in conference play, Foster said that his team is still the team to beat in the Big Ten. “Everybody in this league still wants a piece of us, and rightfully so,” Foster said. “We’ve earned the right for them to want a piece of us, but now you got to back it up.” read more

Hospital bosses told to get on a plane and find more foreign

On top of difficulties attracting foreign nurses to the NHS in the first place, trusts often struggle to retain the staff beyond one or two years. Mr Murray said this is because foreign nurses too often arrive lacking a clear idea of what living and working in Britain will be like, particularly those recruited to rural areas.The report found that trusts such as Yeovil District Hospital have surmounted this by sending senior staff on up to three recruitment drives in a single year to the Philippines and Dubai, where they were able to personally advocate the merits of life in rural Somerset.At one point last year the trust did not have a single nursing vacancy on any of its wards. It is now recruiting on behalf of several other NHS organisations, a model already adopted in the North of England.“They [hospital managers ] are best placed to assess applicants and can offer an honest opinion of life in the UK and the realities of working in the NHS,” said Murray.“This approach has benefits for the new recruit and the NHS. “It allows overseas professionals to make an informed decision about whether to relocate to the UK, and it helps NHS trusts to select applicants who are attracted to the qualities of their local area.”Critics have accused clunky visa rules for applicants from non-European Economic Area countries for hampering the recruitment effort.However, some of these have been recently relaxed, such as a cap on the number of workers in certain salary groups.So-called Tier 2 visas demand a £30,000 minimum salary, but the Home Office has confirmed that the nursing will remain on a shortage occupation exemption list until 2021, when the policy will be reviewed.   Hospital bosses should personally fly to low and middle income countries in a bid to recruit more foreign nurses to work in the NHS, policy experts have said.Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund, said delegating hiring to private agencies risked Britain losing the “international competition” for foreign nurses and exacerbating staff shortages.Instead, frontline managers and clinicians should travel to recruitment hotspots such as Manila and Delhi to personally sell the merits of a career in their hospital or region, he said.A major joint report this week by the King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation predicts that nurse shortages in England will double to 70,000 in 2023-24 at the current rate.The research partly blamed a four per cent drop in domestic applications for training places following the abolition of bursaries for nursing students in 2016.Despite the shortage, the NHS in England is recruiting fewer trained nurses from abroad than in 2001 – around 1,600 currently – and should aim to increase this by an additional 5,000, the report found.“There is big competition across the world these days for nursing staff because there is a global shortage,” said Mr Murray, who was formerly director of strategy at the Department of Health.“NHS bosses should not rely solely on recruitment agencies to find overseas staff.“They should play an active role in the effort, working across regions to coordinate efforts.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

My concerns were entirely ignored by government Alan Shatter on Guerin report

first_img Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, 8:55 PM Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Image: /Photocall Ireland http://jrnl.ie/3098103 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 31 Comments Nov 23rd 2016, 8:55 PM Share21 Tweet Email 17,209 Views center_img ‘My concerns were entirely ignored by government’: Alan Shatter on Guerin report Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal unanimously granted Alan Shatter’s appeal to challenge the Guerin Report. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Justice Minister Alan Shatter. Image: /Photocall Ireland Updated: 20.55FORMER JUSTICE MINISTER Alan Shatter criticised the Government this evening as it emerged that the Guerin Report has been removed from the Department of An Taoiseach’s website.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that following a meeting with the Attorney General this morning, he instructed the Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach to take down the report.And in a statement this evening, Shatter said he was happy it had been removed.He said: “I welcome the fact that the Guerin report has been removed from the Taoiseach’s website. It is over two and a half years since I expressed my concern to the Taoiseach about the absence of fair procedures in the approach taken by Mr Sean Guerin in the preparation of his report.Unfortunately, my concerns were entirely ignored both by government and opposition.Shatter said he detailed his concerns on the day of his resignation, in private correspondence and discussions with the Taoiseach and ultimately, in the Dáil.The Guerin Report focused on Shatter’s handling of complaints made by Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe.It was prepared for the government by barrister Sean Guerin after a number of allegations were made about policing in the Cavan/Monaghan area.Following the publication of the report, which was critical of the handling of the issue by Alan Shatter, the then-Justice Minister resigned from his position in government.However, the Kevin O’Higgins Commission of Investigation, which also looked at allegations of Garda malpractice and the failings of gardaí to properly investigate crimes, subsequently found Shatter had dealt with the concerns appropriately.Shatter has said previously that the commission’s findings “totally contradict and are incompatible with the adverse findings” made against him in the Guerin Report.Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal unanimously granted Shatter’s appeal to challenge the Guerin Report, after the High Court had earlier dismissed his challenge.In the written judgement, Mr Justice Sean Ryan said that Shatter was in jeopardy of losing his constitutional rights due to the conclusions barrister Sean Guerin had planned to put into his report.It’s reported this week, the former Fine Gael minister wanted parts of the report quashed.“Obviously arising from the O’Higgins Report and the decision of the appeals court there is no further reason why that should be up on the Department of the Taoiseach,” Kenny told the media today.In May, the Taoiseach corrected the Dáil record in relation to comments he made about former Justice Minister Alan Shatter after the Guerin Report into Garda misconduct was published two years ago.The Taoiseach said that he was “happy” to correct the Dáil record in the wake of the findings of the O’Higgins report.With reporting by Garreth MacNameeRead: Kenny corrects Dáil record over Alan Shatter’s resignation>Read: Alan Shatter wins appeal to challenge Guerin report> Short URL By Christina Finnlast_img read more

Panel begins investigation of exminister

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A parliamentary committee that will investigate former Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou over the alleged doctoring of the Lagarde list will comprise 13 members rather than 15 as had been expected after objections were raised on Monday about the composition of the panel, notably by the main leftist opposition party, SYRIZA.The panel is to comprise five deputies from conservative New Democracy, three from leftist SYRIZA and one each from the remaining five parties in Parliament, it was agreed.The parties are expected to appoint their deputies on Tuesday to allow the panel to get to work on a probe which is to be delivered to the House by February 25. The investigation is to focus on whether Papaconstantinou removed the names of three relatives from the Lagarde list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts. Originally the committee was to comprise 15 members with PASOK appointing two deputies and another deputy representing independent MPs. But objections were expressed to Parliament Speaker Vangelis Meimarakis, most vociferously by SYRIZA deputies with some calling for a 17-member panel. Parliament regulations state that committees must have 12 members but the large number of parties in Parliament prompted authorities to bend the rule.Meanwhile, the judicial probe into the affair is continuing. Prosecutors on Monday granted an extension to an aide to former Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) chief Yiannis Diotis to prepare her testimony. Diotis claimed that lawyer Galateia Mane helped him copy the list from a memory stick he was given by Papaconstantinou to another flash drive in June 2011, adding that she then erased one of the memory sticks.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Australian Archbishop Makarios elected – but whats next for the Greek Orthodox

first_imgBishop Makarios of Christoupolis was unanimously voted in as the new Archbishop of Australia on 9 May, putting an end to weeks of speculation about the church leadership since the death of Archbishop Stylianos.The choice was welcomed by church circles, as it is believed that Bishop Makarios will drive the church forward. His extensive studies in bioethics and understanding of the modern era and its implications for Orthodoxy are promising.Like his predecessor, he comes from the island of Crete. Born in 1973 in Herakleion, he studied at the Higher Ecclesiastical School of Athens and the Theological School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Postgraduate studies, however, have taken him around the world, including Melbourne, where he acquired a Master of Bioethics at Monash University.He also has a Master of Sacred Theology from the University of Boston and a Master of Arts in History and Science from Harvard. His doctoral dissertation received a grade of ‘Excellent’ from the Medical School of the University of Crete. It’s subject was ‘Cloning: Social, Ethical and Theological Components’.He has an interest in science and theology, and founded and currently runs the publishing series, “All About Bioethics”, under the auspices of the Church of Constantinople.Since 2003 he has been teaching at the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Heraklion. He has occasionally taught courses at various universities, including Greek colleges, medical schools and at of the Universities of Crete, Thessaly and Athens.In May 2015 he was elected First Dean of the Theological Seminar of the Autonomous Church of Estonia.READ MORE: Behind-the-scenes goings-on to elect a new Archbishop for AustraliaHis electionThe Holy Synod favoured him from a shortlist of three candidates. The other two were Elpidios Karalis and Kyrillos Zisis. Neos Kosmos sources told us that the new Archbishop was a reluctant participant for the role, “following all he had heard about the church of Australia”.Now that the election has taken place, there are still many open issues that need to be addressed. For instance, what will be the new organisation of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia? It is believed that the body will be restructured and divided into Metropolitan districts in June, however the number and size of these districts are still unknown. Neos Kosmos sources have pointed to everything from three to five different areas.The situation is still in a state of fluctuation, however it seems certain that Bishop Nikandros of Dorylaiou will be the Bishop of South Australia, and may also be responsible for the areas of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Other sources state that Western Australia and the Northern Territory will have their own representative. In such a case, Bishop Iakovos of Militoupoleos will take over and be based in Perth.READ MORE: Those who came before Archbishop StylianosIt is still unknown whether the state of Victoria will be contained in one district or be split up, however Tasmania will also be included in the district of Victoria. The Ecumenical Patriarchate is currently pondering as to whether Ezekiel of Dervi will be appointed the head of the church in Victoria and Tasmania, or whether one or two younger representatives will be appointed.Some church circles maintain that Kyrillos Zisis, a candidate for the role of Archbishop, may be elevated to the role of metropolitan bishop. As archimandrite, he was in charge of the office of the late Archbishop Stylianos and was highly regarded for the way in which he carried out his duties. He is also a trained pharmacist, and knows Melbourne well. He is highly regarded in church circles.It is still unknown what will be done with Seraphim of Apollonias. Sources state that the Patriarchate could take him away from Australia while others point to him becoming the metropolitan bishop of Queensland.Conversations are continuing in Istanbul with church representatives from Australia. These are: Nikos Papas (Papanastasiou) from NSW, Andreas Georgiou from Melbourne, Theo Bakalakis from Queensland, Charis Patsouris from Adelaide and Stan Palasis from Western Australia.Duties of the next Australian ArchbishopOrthodox theologian Dr Vasilis Adrahtas on what needs to be done by the new Archbishop:* Promote the wide range of services provided by the Church (aged and health care facilities, bilingual education)* Face the challenges of the second and third-generation Australian born Greek Orthodox* Transform the migrant mentality of Church circles into a genuine witnessing of a universal Orthodoxy.* Work towards Orthodox believers consolidating in practice the universality of their faith beyond national and ethnic attachments.At some point in the near future there must be one multi-ethnic and multi-lingual Orthodox Church in Australia through the lead of St Andrew’s Theological College. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Commissioners vote to ban new pet stores from selling cats dogs in

first_imgNew pet stores will no longer be allowed to sell puppies or kittens in Palm Beach County, according to WPTV.On Tuesday, Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to ban the stores from selling these pets in an effort to end puppy mills. The ban also helps ensure that pets sold are from USDA-licensed breeders with no animal cruelty history.According to WPTV, the ban will also require animal agencies to provide monthly adoption records, prohibits breeding of certain cats and allows some changes to rules for dogs described as dangerous or vicious.Along with the new ordinance, eight existing pet shops in Palm Beach County will be allowed to continue to sell pets.According to the Sun Sentinel, about two dozen cities in Broward and Palm Beach counties have recently banned the sale of dogs at pet shops.The new law goes into effect on Oct. 1.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2 injured after mail truck SUV collide in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a mail truck and an SUV collided in Northwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash next to a shopping center in the area of Northwest 36th Street and 74th Avenue, Thursday afternoon.7Skyforce captured what appeared to be a United States Postal Service truck and a dark-colored SUV.It is unknown what led to the crash. Officials believe the driver of the SUV was ejected as a result of the crash.The mail carrier and the driver were both taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.According to USPS officials, the mail carrier suffered a head injury, but she was alert and talking during transport.The SUV driver’s condition is unknown. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Huge plantation drive at Mrugavani National Park

first_imgChilkur: Phoenix Group celebrates its founder’s day every year on August 18 every day. As part of the celebrations, Phoenix Foundation initiated a huge plantation drive at Mrugavani National Park here with the aim of planting around 10,000 saplings in 130 hectares of forest area. SK Joshi, Chief Secretary, Telangana, Malla Reddy, Minister of Labour, Employment, Women and Child Development, G Ranjith Reddy, MP, Yadaiah, MLA, Narasimha Reddy, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of TSIIC, R. Shoba, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Sidhanand Kukrety, Asst. Chief Conservator of Forests, and D Bheema, Deputy Forest Officer, Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman Emeritus of Phoenix Group, along with the employees of Phoenix Group, actively participated and planted the saplings. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The saplings will be nurtured and maintained by Phoenix Group. Saplings to be planted have been chosen from various species of native plants. Other initiative under Phoenix Foundation is to translocate over 900 banyan trees on Hyderabad- Bijapur National highway and the trees are said to be between 80 and 90 years old. Phoenix Foundation has also adopted the Medikunta Lake near Wipro junction at Financial district and have undertaken cleaning and maintenance of the water body. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Suresh Chukkapalli, Chairman Emeritus of Phoenix Group, said, “We are not just emphasising on planting trees but to nurture and grow them. Forests not only provide environmental benefits, but also offer significant income and livelihood options for more than one billion forest-dependent people around the globe. Trees provide a wide range of products and valuable services, including sequestering carbon, providing shade, controlling erosion, beautifying landscapes and increasing the fertility of soils”.last_img read more

Jailed Citgo Executives In Limbo Amid Venezuela Turmoil

first_imgAP/John L MoneDennysse Vadell sits between her daughters Veronica, right, and Cristina holding a digital photograph of father and husband Tomeu who is currently jailed in Venezuela, in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Tomeu Vadell is one of six executives from Houston-based Citgo who has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges.A faint voice comes through the crackled phone line. On the other end, Tomeu Vadell, speaking from a military counterintelligence prison in Venezuela’s capital, asks his daughters in Louisiana whether they’ve gone to church and says he plans to spend his Sunday doing pushups to keep his body and spirit intact.The call ends abruptly after two minutes, leaving Cristina and Veronica Vadell wondering when they’ll next hear from their dad, who along with five other executives from Houston-based Citgo has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges“He always tells us they can take away his freedom but never his dignity,” said 27-year-old Cristina, who has followed in her father’s footsteps and is an oil engineer in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she has lived most of her life.As the Trump administration plunges ahead in its effort to unseat Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the fate of the executives — five of them, like Vadell, American citizens with deep roots in Louisiana and Texas — lies in the balance. As does that of the American company they worked for, Citgo, a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant PDVSA, and a major prize in the power struggle between Maduro and a rival the U.S. recognizes as Venezuela’s rightful leader: Juan Guaido.The families of the so-called Citgo 6 complain the men are being held in inhumane conditions, sharing overcrowded basement cells built for 22 people with nearly four times that number of inmates. They say the crowded conditions require the men to sometimes sleep on the floor and go without access to fresh air or sunlight for weeks.Vadell’s family says he has lost more than 60 pounds due to malnutrition. In a photo snapped clandestinely with a cellphone last month and provided to The Associated Press, he looks like a prisoner of war with sunken eyes and cheeks, a green army jumpsuit hanging from his gaunt frame.Cristina Vadell via AP, left, and AP photo, rightThis photo combo shows Citgo executive Tomeu Vadell at his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana in July 2015, left, and three and a half years later while in confinement in a Venezuelan jail in January 2019. Vadell’s family says he’s lost more than 60 pounds due to malnutrition since he and five other Citgo employees were arrested, for alleged embezzlement and treason, during a meeting at Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2017. The photo at left was provided by Tomeu’s daughter Cristina, and the photo at right was obtained by The Associated Press.Their case shows no sign of advancing. A preliminary hearing has been postponed 12 times for little apparent reason, leaving the families to question whether their loved ones are being held as pawns in a high-stakes political negotiation. The next hearing date is Wednesday.“The situation, as volatile as it is now, brings more uncertainty,” said Cristina Vadell. “We can’t predict the future. We don’t know what’s going to happen. But I do know my father is staying strong for us and we aren’t going to give up until we bring him home.”The families’ saga began the weekend before Thanksgiving in 2017, when Vadell and the other executives got a call from Nelson Martinez, then head of PDVSA, asking that they travel to Caracas for a last-minute budget meeting.The group flew out on a corporate jet. They included Vadell, vice president of refining; Gustavo Cardenas, head of strategic shareholder relations as well as government and public affairs; Jorge Toledo, vice president of supply and marketing; Alirio Zambrano, vice president and general manager of Citgo’s Corpus Christi refinery; Jose Luis Zambrano, vice president of shared services; and Jose Angel Pereira, the president of Citgo.What happened next upended the families’ serene lives. A group of armed and masked security agents rushed into a PDVSA conference room and arrested all six executives. Hours later, Maduro’s attorney general appeared on state TV announcing charges of embezzlement stemming from a proposal to refinance some $4 billion in Citgo bonds by offering up a 50 percent stake in the company as collateral.“On Monday he left and he was supposed to come back Tuesday,” said Vadell’s wife, Dennysse. “He went into a meeting and never came back.”AP/John L MoneWearing T-shirts with the message “Free the Citgo 6,” the Vadell family poses for a photo in Katy, Texas, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. From left are Hayes Weggeman, his wife Veronica Vadell, his mother-in-law Dennysse Vadell and sister-in-law Cristina Vadell. Dennysse’s husband and her daughter’s father Tomeu, a Citgo executive, has spent 15 months jailed in Venezuela along with five other Citgo executives on what their families say are trumped-up corruption charges.Then Maduro himself accused them of “treason,” though they have not been charged with that crime.The arrests kicked off a purge inside Venezuela’s oil industry that a few days later saw Martinez, the PDVSA head, and a former oil minister among dozens others jailed. In Martinez’s place, Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of the late President Hugo Chavez and close ally of Maduro, was named Citgo president. In December, Martinez died in state custody, further alarming the families of the Citgo employees.Citgo, which controls about 4 percent of the U.S.’ refining capacity, has provided almost no support to the jailed executives despite an indemnity agreement that obligates it to act on the men’s behalf, according to a current Citgo employee speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of being punished by the company. In the ensuing months, Citgo also terminated their pay, the employee said.“The only communication I had with Citgo when this happened was they called to tell me not to go to the media and that they were going to every house to pick up the company cars,” said Maria Elena Cardenas, whose husband is among those jailed.Maria Elena Cardenas via AP)In this summer 2016 photo provided by Maria Elena Cardenas shows her, far left, and her husband Gustavo Cardenas, far right, with their children Maria, left, Gus, right, and Sergio, below, as they vacation in Austria. Since Venezuela’s government arrested Gustavo and five other Citgo employees in November 2017 in Caracas, their 18-year-old son Sergio, who suffers from a rare metabolic disease called mucolipidosis, has been having panic attacks and screaming at night for his Dad. Maria fears that he could die before his father’s release.A battle is now raging at Citgo headquarters, the employee said, as a result of U.S. sanctions on PDVSA last month that effectively block American companies from buying Venezuelan oil, diverting any payments into an escrow account controlled by Guaido, who the U.S. and dozens of other countries recognize as Venezuela’s interim president. Most of the employees loyal to Maduro have left, while any reference to PDVSA has been scrubbed from the company’s facilities, along with portraits of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.Maduro has vowed to defend Citgo from seizure, saying it belongs to the Venezuelan people. His attorney general last week filed criminal charges against the new PDVSA and Citgo boards appointed by Guaido.The U.S. is keeping a tight lid on whatever efforts it has undertaken to help the men.American consular officials have been repeatedly denied access to them in jail because the Vienna Convention doesn’t obligate Venezuela to recognize their dual American nationality. U.S. officials have raised concerns in diplomatic notes and meetings with the foreign ministry, said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when asked about the case in a Feb. 6 interview with Fox Business Network, said only that “anywhere there is an American who is wrongfully detained, in this case by the thug Maduro, the United States government is incredibly focused on obtaining their release.”Some family members wonder if the U.S. could be doing more.Venezuelan human rights groups don’t include the men among the almost 1,000 people classified as political prisoners, and the hushed approach contrasts with the very public diplomatic push that secured the release last year of Joshua Holt, a Utah man who was held for more than two years in a Caracas jail on weapons charges that were also seen as bogus. A Venezuelan official who regularly fielded U.S. complaints in the Holt case said Americans have been largely silent with regard to the Citgo employees. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to the press.“We are grateful for the people who continue to help us, but we’re not convinced the U.S. government is taking these Americans into account when making policy toward Venezuela,” said Veronica Vadell.For Maria Elena Cardenas time is running out.Her 18-year-old son, Sergio, suffers from a rare metabolic disease that has stunted his physical growth. Since his father’s arrest, he has been having panic attacks and screaming at night. The two traveled to Caracas recently at great risk to Sergio’s health for a two-hour jailhouse visit to calm the teen’s nerves.“He shouldn’t be in jail. He should be home with his us, his family,” the younger Cardenas said, his voice quivering with emotion. “He’s the bravest person I’ve ever known. 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Windows 10 Safe Mode

first_imgWindows 10 Safe Mode by Melanie Gross on May 03, 2017 in Tutorials – Last Update: August 05, 2018 – 12 commentsSafe Mode is a diagnostic mode of the Windows operating system including on Windows 10. It is a troubleshooting tool intended to fix many problems that you encounter when you run the operating system and may help you perform operations that you cannot perform under the default system.Has your Windows 10 PC ever acted on you when in the middle of a major project? It can be so frustrating that one might consider buying a new machine! Some users have even ended up paying heftily for a repair.What if the issue on the computer is something you can fix? Yes, with a little know-how, you can easily fix some of the common Windows 10 Operating System problems.In safe mode, only the necessary programs and drivers are started. It helps troubleshoot problems that could be preventing some of the installed drivers to run properly, or preventing Windows from starting.If for example, your computer crashes at startup because of a program you installed knowingly or was installed or updated unknowingly; then Safe Mode could just be your savior! But how do you boot into Safe Mode?Different methods to boot a Windows 10 PC into Safe ModeIn earlier versions of the Windows Operating Systems before Windows 10, to get into Safe Mode, you only had to press F8 in the startup phase of the PC – just before the 0perating System starts loading.In Windows 10, the F8 key does not work that well anymore because Windows boots too fast. While you can still be lucky and enter the Safe Mode on a Windows 10 machine by hammering on the key, chances are not too good as you have a fraction of a second to get it right.Here are different ways to boot into Safe Mode on your Windows 10 PC.Option 1: Booting Windows 10 into Safe Mode “From Settings.”If your computer can boot and you can sign in correctly, then follow these steps:Click on the start icon or tap on the Windows logo key, then select ‘Settings.’ Another way to access the ‘Settings’ Screen is by pressing Windows logo key + I on your keyboard.Select Update & Security when the Settings window opens.On the next Screen select ‘Recovery’ from the options in the left pane.Click Restart now.Your PC will restart to the Choose Options Screen. From this screen, select Troubleshoot> Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.Your PC restarts again.You will see a list of options. To boot into Safe Mode, select 4 or press F4. To start your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, select 5 or press F5.Your PC now starts in Safe Mode. You should notice the words ‘Safe Mode’ appearing in the corners of the screen to denote which windows mode you are using.Option 2: Booting Windows 10 into Safe Mode from the “Sign-in Screen.”If your PC can boot up correctly, up to the sign-in screen, then follow these steps to boot into safe mode.From the Sign in screen, hold the Shift Key down while using your mouse to select ‘Power’ then ‘Restart.’Your PC will restart to the Choose Options Screen. From this screen, select Troubleshoot> Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.Your PC restarts. You will see a list of options. To boot your PC in Safe Mode, select 4 or press F4. To boot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, select 5 or press F5.Your PC now starts in Safe Mode. You should notice the words ‘Safe Mode’ appearing in the corners of the screen to denote which windows mode you are using.Option 3: Booting Windows 10 into Safe Mode when the Computer can’t start correctlyIf your PC fails to start correctly, then there could be a problem with the Operating System or some drivers preventing the boot process. Good thing though, booting into recovery mode is automatic.If your PC fails to load the necessary configuration more than two times, the system automatically loads the Windows RE (Recovery Environment).From this screen, select Troubleshoot> Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.Your PC restarts again. You will see a list of options. To boot your PC in Safe Mode, select 4 or press F4. To boot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking, select 5 or press F5.Your PC now starts in Safe Mode. You should notice the words ‘Safe Mode’ appearing in the corners of the screen to denote which windows mode you are using.Option 4: Booting Windows 10 into Safe Mode using the “System Configuration tool (msconfig.exe)”Using the System Configuration tool could probably be the easiest method because it restarts Windows 10 into Safe Mode automatically without going through the Recovery screens.But remember you will have to change the configurations to prevent your system from always booting into Safe Mode.Also, this is only possible if your computer can start up normally. Otherwise, you will need to use one of the procedures discussed earlier. Follow these steps.Right click on the Start icon. Select Run.In the text box type msconfig then press Enter to launch the System Configuration Tool. Optionally, click the Start Icon or Search box/Cortana icon then start typing ‘msconfig’. You should see ‘System Configuration’ from the list. Click on it to launch the System Configuration tool.Note: To avoid causing problems to other settings in your system, do not make changes other than the ones specified here.Select the Boot tab located at the top of the System Configuration Window.Select the Safe Boot check box. Under it, we have other Safe Mode options like Minimal safe mode, Command Prompt Safe Mode, and Networking Safe Mode. Click on Ok. The system will prompt you to restart.After restarting, your PC will automatically boot into safe mode. You will notice the words ‘Safe Mode’ on the corners of the screen to denote which windows mode you are using.After you are done troubleshooting in Safe Mode, you have to change the configurations to Normal Startup. Start the system configuration tool as you did in step 1 above. From the General tab, choose “Normal Startup” and then press OK.The system will prompt you to Restart. After clicking Restart, your PC will restart normally and boot into Windows.Safe Mode OptionsThere are three Safe Mode options:1. Windows 10 Safe ModeThe standard safe mode that starts windows with only the drivers and programs necessary to load the operating system. If you are only having a problem with Windows and you do not need to access the Internet or your local network, then choose this option.2. Windows 10 Safe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Networking includes all the drivers and programs as the standard Safe Mode, and adds those necessary for the networking services to work. If you are having a problem with drivers and you expect to download driver software, or you think you might need to follow up some guides on the internet, then choose this option.3. Windows 10 Safe Mode with Command PromptThis is more like the standard safe mode, only that Command Prompt is loaded as the default user interface instead of Explorer. If you’ve tried safe mode and features like desktop, start screen or taskbar haven’t loaded properly, then choose this option.Windows 10 safe mode loopIs your computer stuck in safe mode? It could probably be as a result of not changing System Configurations back to Normal as explained in Method 4 above. While in Safe Mode, follow these steps to edit configurations so that your computer can boot normally.Right click on the Start icon. Select Run. In the text box type msconfig then press Enter to launch the System Configuration Tool. Optionally, click the Start Icon or Search box/Cortana icon then start typing ‘msconfig’. You should see ‘System Configuration’ from the list. Click on it to launch the System Configuration tool.From the General tab, choose “Normal Startup” and then press OK.The system will prompt you to Restart. After clicking Restart, your PC will restart normally and boot into Windows.Safe Mode VideosResourcesStart your PC in safe mode in Windows 10 (Microsoft Support)Safe Mode (Wikipedia)Safe Mode Boot Loop on Vista ( Microsoft Community)Windows 10 – How to enter Safe Mode if I can’t boot the system successfully? (Asus FAQ)Windows 10 tip: Start in Safe Mode and use other advanced startup settings (ZDnet)SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 Safe ModeDescriptionThe article provides you with instructions on how to boot into Windows 10 Safe Mode to troubleshoot issues on a machine running the Windows 10 operating system.Author Melanie GrossPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Illinois Senate plan proposes teaching LGBTQ history in schools

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The full rainbow of history | Photo: Unsplash/Olloweb Solutions It is my hope that educating students about the important roles LGBTQ individuals have played in our country will help them develop a deeper understanding of history and a more compassionate view of their peers. Read more about my proposal here: https://t.co/yutXP9z0oW pic.twitter.com/ov5dP44Ywm— Senator Heather Steans (@SenatorSteans) April 10, 2018‘It is my hope that educating students about the important roles LGBTQ individuals have played in our country will help them develop a deeper understanding of history and a more compassionate view of their peers,’ she said.Johnson added: ‘People learn about Jane Addams, for example, but don’t know she’s a lesbian.’He also said the measure will help combat negativity that LGBTQ students frequently face at schools.Others, unsurprisingly, don’t agree.Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute, a Christian organization, criticized the measure. She said this is consistent with the ‘left’s motive’ of ‘normalizing homosexuality’.She believes schools should only teach this history if they also provide dissenting voices who stand against ‘the homosexual movement’.As with other bills, this now needs to independently pass the state House and Senate, and then get a signature from the governor.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/illinois-senate-plan-lgbtq-history-schools/ The Senate Education committee approved the plan with an 8-2 vote. On the same day, a House committee approved a nearly identical version.If the bill makes it all the way to become law, Illinois will become only the second state, behind California, to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive education.The Illinois proposal requires all public elementary and high school teachers to include a unit on ‘the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State’.Brian Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, told NBC this is ‘consistent with current law’.  Students now learn about other groups, like African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and more in school.School boards can determine the amount of time spent on the unit. However, teachers must reinforce the idea that all people ‘have a right to be treated with civil, legal and human rights’.People need to know all historySenator Heather Steans is the sponsor of the measure. Senators in Illinois passed a measure on Tuesday (10 April) to make education curriculums more LGBTQ-inclusive.last_img read more

TTF Australia should match Indonesias feefree tourist visa

first_imgThe Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) is calling on the Federal Government to match Indonesia’s decision to scrap the $49 fee on Australian tourists applying for a one month tourist visa.The Indonesian Government has signalled its intention to remove the visa fee for 79 countries, including Australia, for visitors spending less than a month in the country.“This is a strong play by the Indonesians to attract more tourists to their shores and Australia should be adopting a similar mentality to encourage more tourists to come and see all that we have to offer,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.“Indonesia is one of Australia’s closest neighbours with a growing middle class population. Yet it is far down the list, at number 12, by the country of origin for tourists coming to Australia with only 151,000 Indonesians visiting the past 12 months.“The Indonesian tourism market is worth approximately $10.8 billion a year but Australia is only attracting $500 million of that spending – a paltry 5.5 per cent of the Indonesian market.“An Indonesian traveller wanting to visit Australia has to hand over $135 for a visitor visa – that is a financial disincentive to visit our country and spend money seeing Australia’s fantastic attractions and natural beauty.“As we continue to see the Indonesian economy strengthen with the massive growth we expect to see in the Asia-Pacific, that represents a significant tourism market on our very doorstep that we need to do more to cultivate.“The Indonesians recognise the value of Australians tourists by this decision to abolish the visa fee for one month tourist visas.“It’s just common sense that Australia should follow suit in abolishing our disincentive for travellers in Indonesia and beyond to visit our country.” Tourism & Transport ForumSource = Tourism & Transport Forumlast_img read more

Extended lifeguard hours at Limassol beach

first_imgLimassol Municipality announced on Monday that it has extended the working hours of lifeguards on Akti Olympion beach for the summer months.For July and August, the municipality said, Akti Olympion beach will be supervised by lifeguards daily between 6am and 8pm.The decision followed the demand of lifeguards to extend their working hours to ensure the safety of swimmers.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades gives halloumi producers ultimatum

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades has given halloumi producers and cow farmers an ultimatum, saying they need to fall in line with the legal service’s standards for the cheese’s production otherwise the state would increase regulations on exports, reports said on Saturday.Daily Politis reported that the meeting was held on Friday between the president, the PanCyprian Society of Cow Farmers (Poa), the commerce and agriculture ministers and a representative from the Attorney General’s office.In January it was reported that Cyprus may have definitively lost the trademark for halloumi in the UK after a British court refused to consider a last-ditch appeal filed by Cypriot authorities.On January 22 the UK’s High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts (Chancery Division) deemed inadmissible an appeal filed by the Cypriot government which tried to reverse a previous ruling.The litigants were informed of the decision last Friday.On December 19 the ministry of commerce filed an appeal against the court’s November 28 decision, which ruled against an objection by Cyprus against the cancellation of its halloumi trademark in the UK.The trademark had earlier been revoked by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (Ukipo).At Friday’s meeting, Anastasiades is reported to have told exporters of the cheese to fall in line so as to not lose the European trademark of halloumi, otherwise the government would place tighter control on exports.Previously, the attorney general assured that the trademark would not be lost this time due to the quick action of the state. However, the daily reported that the president did now want to leave halloumi’s fate to chance, leading him to call the meeting to make sure the producers were careful.According to the daily, the meeting on Friday was held in a good climate. One of the companies presumed to be involved with the cheese’s UK trademark revocation, is reported to have assured the president they would work to have the objections withdrawn.Cyprus had applied to register the trademark on December 22, 1990 and it was registered on February 22, 2002 as “Cheese made from sheep’s and/or goat’s milk; cheese made from blends of cow’s milk.”On December 22, 2017 a British-based company, John & Pascalis Ltd, filed three separate applications to invalidate or revoke the trademark.The subsequent loss of the trademark was due to the government’s failure to mount a challenge and dispatch the necessary paperwork within the set deadline. A disciplinary probe is underway within the commerce ministry to determine whether officials were derelict in their duties.Following the latest development in the UK court, the government’s last option is filing for a new trademark for halloumi with Ukipo.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Most Rev Dr Emmanuel O Chukwuma of the CCN; Bishop Obi Onubuogu of CPFN/PFN; Rev Michael Ebonine of OAIC and Rev Emmanuel Edeh of ECWA/TEKAN the chairman of the association Rt Rev Christian Obiefuna in his address told Gov Ugwuanyi that “your second tenure is in the Hands of God” and “it is safe with Him because you have acknowledged Him” Disclosing that the rally’s prayer theme “originated from the doctrinal and ideological principles” of Gov Ugwuanyi the Christian body commended the governor for his commitment to God and entrenchment of peace and good governance in Enugu State stating that he pays workers’ salaries regularly provides infrastructure and security etc in spite of “the dwindling economy” and “meager resources” of the state CAN Enugu State described Gov Ugwuanyi as a “God-fearing” leader and stated that the association was “proud to identify with a man whose slogan is Enugu State is in the Hands of God” saying: “Be assured of our support and supplications to God for a successful peaceful transition and fulfillment of your heart desires for Enugu State” The body added that the prayer rally was “our own contribution to support the good governance in Enugu State under the supervision of His Excellency Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi” stressing that it is imperative to ensure that the state continues to be in the Hands of God in “principle and practice” “Beloved truly Enugu State is in the Hands of God It is imperative that our efforts should be that Enugu State shall continue to be in the Hands of God in principle and practice CAN is not a political party and shall not act as such “Our role is to encourage all believers in Christ to fear and respect God in all our dealings in public and private for inheritance of eternal life and to pray for those in authority for good governance as the heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord” said CAN Enugu State While wishing the governor “a happy birthday and more fruitful returns” the body prayed: “God will give you good life good health wisdom and understanding and show His mercies on you now and hereafter As you have handed Enugu State to God Enugu State is secured Don’t relent in prayers and acknowledging Him because the best is yet to come as He will direct your path” Responding Gov Ugwuanyi who thanked God for His grace in the state also appreciated the leaders and members of CAN for coming out in their large numbers to pray for him and the success of his administration The governor revealed that God is the secret of his administration’s success stating that “ever since we handed Enugu State over to God we can see the hands of God in all we do” He expressed gratitude to members of all the churches in Enugu State and urged them to continue to remember his administration in prayers as it strives to take the state to the next level The event also witnessed prayer session by leaders of CAN blocs praise and worship songs choir ministrations among others S.org petitiondubbed,上海龙凤419Janae, A district court judge could rule on the underlying case very soon, Lenzmeier, The prime minister said priority should be given to people’s interests during formulation of policies or new laws. the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)".

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