New Youth Residential Centre Opens in Sydney

first_imgCape Breton young people and their families now have access tomore services and supports thanks to a new residential andoutreach centre in Sydney. Comhla Cruinn (pronounced Khon-la Kraine) is a $1-million centre,funded by the Department of Community Services, that officiallyopened today, March 15. The centre was built for the Cape Breton-Victoria Children’s Aid Society and will offer many services,focussing on children and youth at risk of abuse or neglect, andtheir families. “Young people and their families sometimes need additionalsupports,” said Community Services Minister David Morse. “The newand enhanced services offered through Comhla Cruinn will be therefor Cape Breton families, whether they need residential supportor outreach services. This innovative approach to deliveringchild welfare services will benefit families and foster astronger network of support for young people in the community.” Comhla Cruinn’s services will enable families to more activelyparticipate in planning and decision-making. The centre will co-ordinate its services with schools, home-based programs and day-program activities. “Working together with the province, the municipality, and othercommunity organizations has really helped channel our energytowards the young people who require our services,” said JackCoffin, board president of the Cape Breton-Victoria Children’sAid Society. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of manypeople, we now have a new centre that can offer more outreachsupport to youth and their families.” A Gaelic term meaning “gathered together”, Comhla Cruinn linksthe departments of Community Services, Health, Education andJustice with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and CapeBreton’s Network for Children and Youth. This redesign ofresidential care in the province is part of a regional commitmentto improve services for youth. The new centre, located on Cossitt Heights Drive, is part of theCape Breton-Victoria Children’s Aid Society’s range of servicesthat include home-based support, foster care, residential careand a parent counsellor program.last_img read more

SC expresses anguish over filing of defective petitions on Article 370

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed anguish over “defective” petitions challenging scrapping of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the petition by advocate M L Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370 has “no meaning”. “What kind of petition is this? It could have been dismissed but there are 5 other pleas with the registry,” the bench also comprising S A Bobde and S A Najeer said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “You are not praying for setting aside the Presidential order. What is the prayer it is not clear. It can be dismissed on technical grounds,” the bench said and added that there were five other petitions in the registry which are defective. The CJI said he spent 30 minutes reading the petition on Article 370 but could not make out anything. The apex court asked lawyers to cure defects in their six petitions on Article 370 and adjourned the hearing. The bench also noted that it was hearing the petition on Article 370 by breaking the combination of judges hearing the sensitive Ayodhya matter.last_img read more

Colbie Caillat To Be Honored By Humane Society Of The United States

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States presents To the Rescue! New York to support of the life-saving work of The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team.Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, the benefit has taken on heightened local significance with The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team and a network of staff and volunteers deployed in the disaster stricken areas of New York and New Jersey. The HSUS will bestow the Humane Advocate Award on two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat, who will accept by video tape. Philanthropist/animal advocate Cathy Kangas will be accepting the Compassion in Action Award. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will also be there for the evening’s events.Among those attending are Amanda Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg, Dan Finnerty, Nina Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Cathy Kangas, Rose McGowan, Kathy Najimy, John Quinones, Jill Rappaport, Margaret Russell, Ramona Singer, Michael Smith, Jane Velez Mitchell, Ali Wentworth, and HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle.The Honorary Committee includes Kaley Cuoco, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Emily Deschanel, Tricia Helfer, Carrie Ann Inaba, Wendie Malick, Rose McGowan, Pauley Perrette, Hilary Swank, Loretta Swit and Michael Vartan.For more information and for tickets visit humanesociety.org/totherescue.When: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 Where: Cipriani 42nd Street
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The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team crisscrosses the country saving thousands of animal lives every year from cruelty, animal fighting and natural disasters. The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team has a fully equipped response team and the nation’s leading experts to assist law enforcement with investigation, evidence and animal seizure as well to coordinate animal care, sheltering and final relocation.The Humane Society of the United States is on the ground in Nassau County, N.Y. and Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey, to help animals in these devastated areas.Working in partnership with New Jersey SPCA, the Kent County Delaware SPCA, Toms River Animal Control and the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter, The HSUS has rescued nearly 200 animals in New Jersey and reunited dozens of pets with their owners. The HSUS also opened an emergency shelter in Ocean County to accommodate the growing number of animals who will need shelter if evacuations continue. That facility is now caring for more than 90 animals, including cats, dogs, chinchillas, guinnea pigs, ferrets and birds.The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most powerful animal protection organization. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals, including people. We are a leading disaster relief agency for animals and provide direct care for thousands of animals at our network of sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation centers and mobile veterinary clinics. The HSUS serves as America’s mainstream force against animal cruelty, exploitation, and neglect and is also the nation’s most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond. The HSUS works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals by advocating for sensible public policies, investigating cruelty, working to enforce existing laws, educating the public about animal welfare issues, joining with corporations to promote animal-friendly policies and conducting hands-on programs that make ours a more humane world.last_img read more

Farm Aid Comes To Chicago In September

first_imgFarm Aid today announced that it will host its 30th anniversary music and food festival at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in downtown Chicago on Sept. 19.“We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many of the people — farmers, eaters, advocates and activists — who have made the progress of the Good Food Movement possible. At Farm Aid 30, we’ll celebrate the impact we’ve had and rally our supporters for the work ahead.”Farm Aid 30, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Mavis Staples, Old Crow Medicine Show, Holly Williams, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs Robots and Blackwood Quartet.In addition to a diverse lineup of music, Farm Aid 30 festivalgoers will be able to experience family farm agriculture firsthand.Festivalgoers will enjoy family farm-identified, local and organic foods at Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Concessions. At the HOMEGROWN Youthmarket, young people from Growing Power, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, and Windy City Harvest Youth Farm will be selling fresh apples, pears and baked goods.In the HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers from Illinois and across the country. The HOMEGROWN Village also features hands-on activities by local, regional and national farm and food organizations that engage festivalgoers in the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health. In the HOMEGROWN.org Skills Tent, festivalgoers can dig into food, farming and homesteading DIY demonstrations, such as learning how to identify wild edibles sprouting on city street corners with Chicago foraging guru Dave Odd, of Odd produce.Leading up to Farm Aid 30, Farm Aid will gather family farmers and farm advocates to celebrate the roots of Farm Aid’s work and to engage in conversations about the issues that family farmers face and solutions for overcoming these challenges. These meetings, along with farm tours and other events, will serve to lay the foundation for Farm Aid’s continued work to advance family farm agriculture.“The first Farm Aid concert sparked a family farm movement that has rallied hundreds of thousands in support of a system of agriculture that’s good for family farmers, good for the economy, good for the soil and water and good for all of us. Over the years, we’ve heard from so many people how crucial it is that we continue to work together and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with family farmers as we fight for change,” said Farm Aid Executive Director Carolyn Mugar. “At Farm Aid 30 on Sept. 19, we’ll celebrate the many actions — small and large — that we are all taking to make a big difference for family farmers. We’ll take stock of 30 years of action and strengthen our commitment to work for change in our farm and food system.”To mark its 30th anniversary and honor the hard work of farmers, eaters, activists and advocates, Farm Aid launched the #Road2FarmAid, a virtual campaign inviting people to share the actions they are taking to support family farmers and grow the Good Food Movement. The campaign acknowledges the important role that each one of us plays in making change and inspires more people to get involved in family farm agriculture. People can participate at road2.farmaid.org and enter to win Farm Aid 30 tickets.Tickets for Farm Aid 30 will go on sale Monday, August 3, at 10 a.m. CDT. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $189.50 and will be available for purchase at LiveNation.com, the venue box office and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.Farm Aid has partnered with Hotels for Hope to offer festival-goers discounted lodging in Chicago. Each room booked through Hotels for Hope results in a donation to Farm Aid.Farm Aid 30 will be webcast live on Saturday, Sept. 19, at farmaid.org. The webcast, Farm Aid 30 Live Presented by Amy’s Kitchen, will feature artist performances and stories from family farmers and eaters across the country.last_img read more

Kitigan Zibi babies left out of land settlement claim

first_imgAmber BernardAPTN National NewsKylie is one of eight babies from Kitgan Zibi who were left out of a multi-million dollar land claim.Until recently the Algonquin community, which is two hours north of Ottawa, had been negotiating multiple land claims. Kitigan Zibi and Canada settled on $116 million this year.Everyone in Kylie’s family is entitled to a portion of that money, except Kylie.The community voted to close off land settlement money to new band members after Jan. 5, 2019.Kylie was born four months before the vote, and her mother, Kristy Odjick, submitted her baby’s band registration form in November 2018.“She’s been excluded because she didn’t get her registration papers in time,” Odjick said. “We thought all babies born before the votes would be included.”Kylie’s registration was not approved until Jan. 24, missing the deadline for land settlement money by just a few weeks.Kyle McGregor, Kylie’s Father, thinks it’s unfair his daughter was excluded from the money.“She was born before the due date. Just because of administrative errors or whatever it is, she’s being cut out. It is kind of, not fair,” he told APTN National News.Odjick thinks the influx of band membership inquiries from Bill S-3 applicants has something to do with her daughter’s delayed registration.“The babies were basically thrown under the bus,” said Odjick. “They were put on the backburner, while 200 S-3s were made a priority.”Bill S-3 applicants are the children of mothers who lost their Indian Status through marriage.Kylie’s parents asked the Kitigan Zibi band council for help and, according McGregor and Odjick, nothing was done to support the eight babies left out of the land claim.APTN reached out to the Kitigan Zibi band council for comment.“As a section 11 band under the Indian Act it is the Registrar that controls the registration of KZA [Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg]’s membership,” a spokesperson said in an emailed statement.This means Indigenous Services Canada is ultimately responsible for processing Indian status registration for Section 11 bands.Section 11 bands are communities that follow Indian Status admission under the Indian Act.Indigenous Services Canada told APTN that processing times for Indian status can take anywhere from six to eight months. Kylie’s application took four months to process.Kylie’s father believes excluding the eight babies over administrative technicalities is wrong.“It feels like my daughter is being discriminated against and I’m feeling a bit discriminated against too,” he said.abernard@aptn.ca@Abernardnewslast_img read more

AIDS sexual exploitation threaten progress of child welfare in Asia – UNICEF

“All the hard-earned gains for children in such areas as poverty reduction, education and nutrition will be swept away if we do not confront the HIV/AIDS threat with all our resources, courage and commitment,” Executive Director Carol Bellamy told the opening of the Sixth East Asia and Pacific Ministerial Consultation on Children in Bali, Indonesia.She noted the region’s extraordinarily high rate of child trafficking, largely for commercial sexual exploitation. More needed to be done to combat this business, which must “rank among the worst violations of child rights in our world,” she told the meeting, the first high-level conference on child welfare since the UN General Assembly’s special session on children in New York almost exactly a year ago.Bringing together more than 200 participants, including senior officials from UNICEF, other UN agencies, donor governments, non-governmental organizations, and young people from 20 countries across the region, the three-day conference aims to map out a regional plan for children for the coming decade.In her opening speech Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri noted that the data were depressing, with more than 10 million children dying globally each year before they even celebrated their fifth birthday, and she called on all nations of the world to work hard for the protection and well-being of children.Ms. Bellamy stressed the importance of partnerships and participation by civil society as being key elements for rapid and sustainable levels of progress in implementing the special session goals.The meeting features discussions of major development issues facing the region today, including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, maternal mortality, commercial sexual exploitation of children and child trafficking, nutrition, and education. read more

UN flies in more aid to hundreds of thousands of flood victims

“Health and sanitation remain a serious concern,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva today of the Somalis in the Dadaab complex, where the agency has already flown in five planeloads of relief supplies since Sunday. “The general health of the population has deteriorated due to the conditions, lack of food and sleep and difficulty in accessing medical care.“Latrines throughout the camps have been flooded, contaminating standing water and posing a serious health risk. Fever, diarrhoea, eye and skin infections are common. UNICEF [UN Children’s Fund] and other agencies are bringing in vaccines and other supplies to combat the spread of disease,” she added.A Boeing 747 jumbo jet chartered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) landed today in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, with 94 metric tons of high energy biscuits from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Brindisi, Italy. A planeload of 94 additional tons is expected within days.Yesterday, WFP launched a three-month regional air operation with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport humanitarian workers and aid to regions in Somalia and Kenya that have been cut off by the floods. More than 1 million people have been affected in the two countries. Including Ethiopia, the UN puts the total at up to 1.8 million. “The flooding made many roads impassable so some WFP-contracted trucks are stuck in the mud,” the agency’s Country Director in Kenya Burkard Oberle said. “These biscuits are an immediate response to the worst-hit survivors.”The aid will be enough for an estimated 100,000 refugees at the Dadaab camps and another 100,000 flood-affected Kenyans for three days. A WFP-chartered helicopter today flew agency and Kenyan Government teams from Nairobi for a three-day on-the-ground assessment of needs in areas that cannot be reached by road.The floods have displaced more than 100,000 of the estimated 160,000 mainly Somali refugees in Dadaab. UNHCR has airlifted in thousands of plastic sheets to help rebuild shelters, 28 emergency health kits, nearly 15,000 litres of fuel for vehicles and generators that power water pumps, offices, hospitals and clinics, and hundreds of shovels to fill sandbags to shore up flood defences.UNICEF has only managed to reach about 35 per cent of the 37,000 malnourished Kenyan children left by the earlier drought and is now looking at the prospect of bringing aid via boats, tractors, airdrops and helicopters, spokesman Michael Bociurkiw said.The rains have also dislodged landmines seeded in Somalia’s long-running strife, posing additional hazards. Mr. Bociurkiw estimated that UNICEF would need well over $7 million in Somalia alone to provide aid to a projected 1 million flood victims.The senior UN envoy to Somalia, who returned from a visit yesterday to the troubled nation, urged the international community to respond generously to requests for aid from agencies and flood victims.Francois Lonsény Fall, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, said members of the country’s transitional Government voiced concern to him that too little relief was reaching people in dire need.“It was also clear to me flying over northern Kenya and southern Somalia yesterday that the extent of flooding is beyond anything seen in Somalia in many years,” he said in a press release. “In the past six weeks, most parts of the country have already received more than 300 per cent of their normal rainfall.” read more

Lance Armstrong Quits As Head Of Livestrong Nike Drops

Lance Armstrong, the cycling icon who is embroiled in a doping scandal that threatens his legacy, stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so the group, he said, can focus on its mission instead of its his vast problems.This came just as his biggest support, Nike, severed its endorsement ties with Armstrong, according to ESPN.All of this transpires a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France  a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.Armstrong, who was not paid a salary as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will remain on its 15-member board. His duties leading the board will be turned over to vice chairman Jeff Garvey, who was founding chairman in 1997.“This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” Armstrong said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. “Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.”USADA documentation attempts show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased — including those Tour titles. It contains sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates. Cycling’s governing body, the International Cycling Union, or UCI, received USADA’s report last week and has 21 days to decide whether to formally ratify the decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour titles or appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.rategic planning to Garvey. He will also assume some of the public appearances and meetings that Armstrong used to handle.Foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane said the decision turns over the foundation’s big-picture strategic planning to Garvey. He will also assume some of the public appearances and meetings that Armstrong used to handle.Armstrong strongly denies doping, but did not fight USADA accusations through arbitration, saying he thinks the process is unfair. Once Armstrong gave up the fight in August and the report came out, crisis management experts predicted the future of the foundation, known mainly by its Livestrong brand name, would be threatened. They said Armstrong should consider stepping down to keep the charity from getting dragged into a debate over doping.Armstrong’s inspiring story of not only recovering from testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain but then winning the world’s best-known bike race helped his foundation grow from a small operation in Texas into one of the most popular charities in the country. read more

Ohio State ranked No 3 in latest AP poll

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes wait by the tunnel before the start of OSU’s game against Tulsa on Sept. 10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State rose one spot this week in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Buckeyes find themselves ranked third after blowing out Tulsa 48-3 Saturday.Alabama is ranked No.1 with Florida State right behind at No. 2. Michigan and Clemson round out the top five, with the Wolverines one spot behind OSU for the second week in a row.Oklahoma, the Buckeyes opponent for next week, is ranked 14th after topping the University of Louisiana-Monroe 59-17. The Sooners were ranked No. 3 to start the season, but dropped their opener 33-23.There are three Big Ten teams in the top 10, with OSU and Michigan ranked third and fourth and Wisconsin finding themselves at No. 9.The Buckeyes did not receive any first place votes. read more

Airports told to invest in antidrone devices as Heathrow plans £10m system

Plane landing at Heathrow following the brief canncellation after a drone sightingCredit:Matt Dunham The Government has been heavily criticised for failing to bring in stricter drone-control laws but is now looking at a wider exclusion zone for drone flights and allowing airports to use jamming equipment as well as drone detection devices.Heathrow is now in talks with Chess Dynamics, a British company that has successfully developed drone tracking and detection devices. Chess Dynamics is working with a consortium of firms that also includes Metis Aerospace, which has successfully trialled anti-drone technology at London Southend airport. Gatwick has now installed both companies’ technology in the wake of the drone incursion in December. Heathrow is about twice the size of Gatwick and will need a more complex system of anti-drone devices to keep watch on the airfield. Mr Beall said equipment could be deployed within weeks and full defences set up after that. It is understood that kitting out Heathrow will cost about £10 million, compared to about half that for Gatwick. Drone detection equipment at Gatwick 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. Heathrow has finally begun talks to install a £10m drone detection system as Theresa May’s deputy called on airports to spend more money combating the threat.Heathrow initiated negotiations with the makers of anti-drone systems following the debacle at rival Gatwick that shut it down for 32 hours in the run-up to Christmas.But on Tuesday evening, Heathrow was forced to cancel flights for an hour after a drone was spotted within the airport perimeter. Military jamming devices were called in but flights resumed before the equipment arrived.On Wednesday David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister and Mrs May’s de facto deputy, called on all airports to make greater effort in proofing themselves against drone incursions.Mr Lidington told ITV: “What I think the airports themselves have to do is step up and do more of is investment in technology to both detect and then stop drones from flying.” Police on patrol at Heathrow Police on patrol at Heathrow The detection systems can track the drone operator but critically are able to confirm public sightings. Well-placed sources now believe that although a drone incursion initially halted flights at Gatwick before Christmas subsequent sightings were probably false and needlessly caused mayhem. The drone equipment put in place at Gatwick did not detect any drones allowing flights to take off. Heathrow declined to discuss its drone defences. In a statement the airport said: “Flights at Heathrow are operating normally, and passengers should follow the usual procedures to check in.  The use of drones around airports is illegal and dangerous and we continue to work closely with the Met Police on their ongoing investigations. We apologise to those passengers whose journeys were unfairly affected yesterday and together with authorities, will continue to monitor our airspace.”  Drone detection equipment at GatwickCredit: Gareth Fuller Graham Beall, Chess Dynamic’s managing director, said: “We are in communication with Heathrow and actively involved in finding a solution.” Plane landing at Heathrow following the brief canncellation after a drone sighting read more

Intel and McAfee team up on Ultrabook antitheft tech

first_imgIt wasn’t really a mystery what Intel planned to do when they shelled out nearly $8 billion for security firm and antivirus developer McAfee. On-chip malware defense seemed like a safe bet, but it turns out that combating mobile theft was priority number one. Notebook theft, to be precise — and to be even more precise, Intel’s self-styled MacBook Air competitors, the Ultrabooks.And so now we get our first glimpse at what kind of advantage being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel can be. McAfee’s upcoming anti-theft software — which will arrive in 2012 — will take advantage of Intel’s proprietary on-chip security. The software will include anti-theft options that you’d find on most smartphone suites, like remote lock and wipe and location tracking.While the press release doesn’t say that McAfee has exclusive access, they’re at least getting it first. That gives McAfee a big advantage over other anti-theft and security software vendors in the early going. If that happens to secure McAfee a few extra million installs on OEM Ultrabooks (and it no doubt will), the upshot for McAfee is boatloads of new paid customers thanks to Intel’s clout. There won’t be a need to pay-per-bloatware-install incentives — as is the norm with antivirus software — since competing firms won’t be able to say “our software works with Intel’s on-chip anti-theft technology.”That is, of course, when the anti-competitive alarms go off and Intel welcomes all comers — and they can get a comparable product to market before McAfee. That seems unlikely since McAfee has clearly been given a decent head start.If you’re not a McAfee fan, don’t fret. There are other anti-theft options available that will work just fine on your Ultrabook. The totally free and open source app Prey has gotten a lot of praise lately, and it’s worth checking out.Update: Sunbelt’s Alex Eckelberry has offered up some thoughts about the McAfee/Intel protection. It’s based on Intel’s open VTx architecture, and as such he doesn’t “think there is any secret sauce here.  This stuff is available to us all, and if it makes sense to use it, we will.”More at BusinessWirelast_img read more

Trump vows to win travel ban battle

first_imgUS President Donald Trump said Friday he is confident his administration will prevail in the legal battle over his controversial immigration order, while pledging to move quickly on additional security measures.An appellate court decided unanimously on Thursday to maintain a block on Trump’s order barring refugees and nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States—a ruling Trump denounced as “disgraceful.”But Trump skirted the setback at a news conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, while vowing to do “whatever is necessary to keep our country safe.”“We’ll be doing something very rapidly having to do with additional security for our country. You’ll be seeing that sometime next week,” the president said.“In addition we will continue to go through the court process, and have no doubt we’ll win that particular case,” he said.It was unclear from his comments how he intends to proceed.The case is seen as likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court, although it could go back for further review in the lower courts.Trump’s executive order issued in late January summarily denied entry to all refugees for 120 days, and travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Refugees from Syria were blocked indefinitely.The measure—given with no notice—set off detentions of incoming travelers, protests at airports and international condemnation until a federal judge in Seattle stepped in and suspended the order a week later.No evidenceIn upholding the suspension, the US court of appeals in San Francisco said Thursday the government had provided no evidence that any alien from the countries named in the order had carried out a terrorist attack on US soil.“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,” the three-judge appellate panel ruled.Trump’s initial reaction came minutes later on Twitter: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”He followed up early Friday with a tweet calling the court’s ruling “a disgraceful decision!”In the tweet, Trump selectively quoted from a post on Lawfare, a blog on law and national security issues.The quoted passage found it “remarkable” that the appellate panel “did not even bother to cite” a key US statute that authorizes the president to suspend entry to the United States of all or any class of aliens he deems detrimental to US interests.The blog went on to conclude, however, that the appellate court reached the correct decision.The decision was right, it said, “for the simple reason that there is no cause to plunge the country into turmoil again while the courts address the merits of these matters over the next few weeks.”At the news conference with Abe, Trump said that as president, he had learned of “tremendous threats to our country.”“We will not allow that to happen. We’ll be going forward and continuing to do things to make our country safe. It will happen rapidly.“We will not allow people into our country who are looking to do harm,” he said. “We will allow lots of people into our country that will love our people and do good for our country.”last_img read more

USled airstrike kills at least 20 Afghan civilians

first_imgKunar ProvinceAt least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.The strike, against local Taliban commander Sharif Mawiya, was the latest in a series targeting senior insurgents, including the shadow governor of the strategic southern province of Helmand, who was killed on 2 December.Several Taliban military commanders have been killed this month by Afghan forces, backed by US advisers and air power.The tactic has raised the risk of civilian casualties and Abdul Latif Fazly, a member of the provincial council, said eight women and 12 children were killed and more than 15 others wounded in Friday’s airstrike.However a spokeswoman for the NATO-led Resolute Support mission denied that there were civilian deaths, although she said some civilians were wounded.”The Taliban continue to use civilians as shields and barricade themselves inside compounds while engaging the Afghan forces,” said Debra Richardson of Resolute Support.She said US airstrikes were supporting the new Afghan army strategy of targeting the entire Taliban organisation, from low level fighters to high ranking leaders.”We have reports over 40 Taliban fighters were killed in the Afghan-led operations, supported by US air strikes in Kunar province,” said Richardson.Kunar governor Abdul Satar Mirzakwal said an operation by Afghan forces in Sheltan district killed 38 Taliban and al Qaeda members, including four foreign nationals, and wounded 12 more.He said the operation targeted Sharif Mawiya, a commander believed to be a facilitator with Al Qaeda militants.He said an unknown number of civilians were hit in the strike but had no casualty details.”We know that a number of civilians, including women and children have been killed but we are sending a fact finding team,” he said.The number of Afghan civilians killed in US and Afghan airstrikes has risen sharply this year as Western-backed forces have stepped up aerial operations with the aim of forcing the Taliban to agree to peace talks.According to United Nations figures, 313 civilians were killed and 336 wounded in airstrikes by US and Afghan forces in the nine months to the end of September, a 39 per cent increase from the same period in 2017.Airstrike casualties accounted for eight per cent of the total 8,050 civilian casualties during the period. The overall number of civilian casualties was roughly stable.last_img read more

Walmart Launches VoiceEnabled Grocery Shopping with Google Assistant

first_img Walmart is bringing voice ordering to homes across the country.In an effort to advance its existing grocery pickup and delivery service, the retail giant teamed up with Google to launch new voice ordering capabilities.Beginning this month, Google Assistant users can ask the AI aide to “talk to Walmart” to add items directly to their virtual cart.AdChoices广告“We’re helping customers simply say the word to have Walmart help them shop … literally,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of digital operations, said in a statement.The service is rolling out first to Google Assistant-enabled devices, including Google Home Hub, Android and iOS phones, and smart watches.Considering the voice assistant works with more than 10,000 smart home devices in nearly 80 countries and 30 languages, Google seems like a pretty good starting point.Walmart hopes to partner with more platforms in the future.“Best of all, customers can be extra confident that we can quickly and accurately identify the items they are asking for with the help of information from their prior purchases with us,” Ward explained. “The more you use it, the better we’ll get.”So, if you say “add milk to my cart,” Walmart’s algorithm will know to toss in the same formula you regularly buy.“We know when using voice technology, customers like to add items to their cart one at a time over a few days—not complete their shopping for the week all at once,” according to Ward. “So this capability aligns with the way customers shop.”Google recently updated its Assistant to include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility.More on Geek.com:Google Assistant Now Books Reservations in 43 StatesMacaulay Culkin Is Home Alone Again With Google AssistantEven Walmart Wants to Make a Game Streaming Service Now Stay on target Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantGoogle Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries last_img read more

Codilis Associates Welcomes Kelli Snowgren Garcia as Marketing Representative

first_img Codilis & Associates Five Star Institute Legal League 100 2015-08-04 Seth Welborn Codilis & Associates Welcomes Kelli Snowgren Garcia as Marketing Representative Share in Headlines, Newscenter_img Kelli SnowgrenChicago-based default servicing law firm Codilis & Associates has announced the hiring of Kelli Snowgren Garcia as a marketing representative.Garcia recently spent nine years with the Five Star Institute, most recently in the role of Senior Executive Director of the Legal League 100. While at Five Star, she played an important role in building the Legal League 100 brand, making her the driving force behind one of the great successes in the mortgage industry. Her roles with Five Star and Legal League included marketing, editing, event planning, managing data, and web content, and she was the primary contact for Legal League members from a customer service perspective.”We are extremely pleased and excited that Kelli decided to take the next step in her career with us here at Codilis & Associates,” said Adam Codilis, VP of Codilis & Associates. “We have had the opportunity to work with Kelli at the Legal League for several years. We personally experienced her commitment to customer service and have been impressed by her accomplishments and contributions to building such a successful brand.”In addition to her work with the Legal League, Garcia served as the primary anchor and producer of the daily webcast for Five Star brands DS News and the MReport for the majority of her time with Five Star, providing industry news to an established viewership.Codilis & Associates was founded in Illinois in 1977 to serve mortgage lenders and servicers through the state, and now includes affiliates Codilis & Stawiarski in Texas and Codilis, Stawiarski & Moody in Missouri to provide services to lenders and servicers in those states. The firms are active in the Legal League 100 and the bar associations and bankruptcy bar associations in their respective states.In her new marketing role with the Codilis & Associates law firms, Garcia will be working with the client relations and business development team.”Creditors’ rights law firms act as an integral conduit between struggling homeowners and their mortgage lenders, and are key to the process of stabilization in the housing market,” Garcia said.. “I’ve worked with so many of these firms over the last nearly nine years, and am thrilled to not only represent such an esteemed group of professionals, but to also become a part of such a reputable, forward-thinking family of companies in Codilis & Associates; Codilis, Stawiarski & Moody; and Codilis & Stawiarski. I look forward to continuing the many relationships I’ve established and of the challenges and opportunities ahead.” August 4, 2015 455 Views last_img read more

Health services boosted by diagnostic machine

first_imgAN ANGIOGRAPHY machine worth €550,000 has been donated to the Nicosia General Hospital by betting firm OPAP.According to Health Minister Philippos Patsalis, who was at the hospital to officially receive the machine, said it will drastically decrease risks to patients’ health and minimise future health complications.Angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to visualise the inside of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular focus in the arteries, veins and the heart chambers.Patsalis thanked OPAP for their generosity.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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