London City Airport: Extinction Rebellion attempts blockade

first_img“We continue to work closely with the Metropolitan Police to ensure the safe operation of the airport, which remains fully open and operational. As of 0915 there have been over 60 flights which have either arrived or departed. “Thanks for your patience if you’re travelling today as we implement boarding pass checks at the entrance, due to the threat of protester activity,” the airport tweeted at 8.15am. London City Airport: Police and Extinction Rebellion vie for control of travel hub One protester managed to board a flight and prevented it from taking off by standing upwhile fellow passengers berated him and urged him to “sit down”. But Extinction Rebellion said arrests are “happening now at the terminal at City Airport”. “We’d like to thank passengers in advance for their patience, and recommend that they check the status of their flights with their airline, before travelling to the airport.” “If you want to protest, you can go to Trafalgar Square. If you act unlawfully we will arrest you and we will seize things that you are using to obstruct the highways in London,” she warned. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that governments drastically cut carbon emissions (Getty Images) Extinction Rebellion protesters attempted to block the entrance to London City Airport today, as well as blockading the DLR station near the travel hub. Police arrest Extinction Rebellion protesters trying to block London City Airport’s private jet terminal (Jamie Lowe) Extinction Rebellion has targeted London City Airport over its planned £2bn expansion, saying this contradicts the government’s commitment to go net carbon neutral by 2050. London City Airport has said it will block anyone from entering the terminal without a boarding pass today as it seeks to thwart the threat of a three-day Extinction Rebellion strike. Joe Curtis The City’s international travel hub also warned passengers to check the status of their flights with their airlines as climate change protesters vowed to shut down the travel hub until Saturday night. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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If protesters cannot, they will “fall back” to target London City Airport’s DLR station and the road outside the airport. So far the Met has arrested 800 people in connection with Extinction Rebellion’s London protests. whatsapp “Rebels are using their bodies and risking their freedom to peacefully close the London City Airport,” the group added on its Facebook livestream. Activists blockade the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) station at London City Airport, during the fourth day of demonstrations by the climate change action group Extinction Rebellion, in London, on October 10, 2019. – Demonstrations occurred in 60 cities around the world this week, with thousands taking to the streets of New Delhi, Cape Town, Paris, Vienna, Madrid, and Buenos Aires. Extinction Rebellion is demanding that governments drastically cut carbon emissions. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) “Over 40 flights have arrived or departed so far. We continue to work with @metpoliceuk to minimise disruption.”center_img In pictures: Extinction Rebellion infiltrate London City Airport London City Airport said that flights remain unaffected, with 60 planes having arrived and departed from the airport by 9.15am. Activists blockade the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) station at London City Airport (Getty Images)Extinction Rebellion protesters managed to infiltrate London City Airport (Jamie Lowe)Met officers arrested protesters (Jamie Lowe)Met officers had a strong presence at London City Airport (Jamie Lowe) Met police officers have not confirmed the number of London City Airport arrests (Jamie Lowe) Extinction Rebellion cyclists arrested at the private jet terminal of London City Airport (Jamie Lowe) Protesters spread across the DLR station and the terminal itself, but London City Airport said services were running as normal. They told City A.M. that passengers should travel to the airport as normal. Extinction Rebellion has said it wants to launch a “Hong Kong-style” occupation of the airport and disrupt flights between today and the end of Saturday. Bosses were earlier working with the Metropolitan Police to identify protesters who have booked one-way tickets in order to gain access to the airport. Climate change protesters are trying to occupy the departure and arrival lounge and block security at London City Airport. “We’re expecting hundreds, if not 1,000s, to participate.” Meanwhile Met commissioner Cressida Dick warned activists police would confiscate items from them to hamper protest efforts outside Trafalgar Square. Read more: Extinction Rebellion protesters seek to shut down City airport for three days “Wherever we land, we will construct our ’13th site’ – bringing food, water, tents and sleeping bags to make sure we can continue holding the airport and keeping it closed for a full 3 days,” they said. “London City Airport is planning to roughly double its numbers of flights,” protester Rupert Read said. Read more: Extinction Rebellion’s drones get grounded but flights are fine at Heathrow protest The Met has not confirmed any arrests at the airport so far. Thursday 10 October 2019 12:34 pm “It is used disproportionately by private jets and by financiers, business people and other members of the polluter elite flying in and out of the City of London, when often they could do what they need just as well by using digital telecommunications.” “This will be our biggest mass participation action during the rebellion and this nonviolent disruption will send shockwaves around the world and set a new global precedent for direct action,” Extinction Rebellion said earlier this week. “All passengers travelling for the remainder of this week will be required to show their boarding pass to access the terminal,” an airport spokesperson said. Police have banned protesters from leaving Trafalgar Square, but thousands have targeted landmarks across London, blocking roads around Westminster and key bridges. They said they will target the DLR station as well as the arrivals and departures lounge. Share whatsapp Meanwhile police intercepted protesters cycling towards the private jet terminal with the intention of blocking the entrance. 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UK confirms 73 people have tested negative for coronavirus

first_imgThe US has confirmed three new cases – one in Arizona and two in California. whatsapp UK confirms 73 people have tested negative for coronavirus Britain has confirmed it has tested 73 people for coronavirus (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK confirms 73 people have tested negative for coronavirus It is thought that up to 300 British citizens are stuck in the region. However it is unclear whether the government will conduct an evacuation.  A total of 73 people have tested negative for coronavirus in the UK as the death toll in China rises to 81.  The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced today that there had been no coronavirus cases in the UK or of UK citizens abroad, and the risk to the public is low.  whatsapp The Foreign Office has warned against all travel to Hubei province and urged Britons to leave if they can.  Share The coronavirus has killed 81 people in China, with nearly 3,000 confirmed cases. There have been 44 cases confirmed abroad. Worries over the spread of coronavirus have hit the FTSE 100 index, which dipped more than 2 per cent today.  Monday 27 January 2020 4:16 pm Show Comments ▼ Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted that plans are in place to help UK nationals in Wuhan. He added “we are doing everything” to screen people from the affected regions.  Britain has confirmed it has tested 73 people for coronavirus (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: UK confirms 73 people have tested negative for coronavirus Airlines and companies with significant exposure to China have been among the biggest fallers.  British Airways owner IAG fell 5.6 per cent and Burberry fell 5.5 per cent. The luxury clothes maker makes approximately 16 per cent of its sales in China.  Angharad Carrick Britain has confirmed it has tested 73 people for coronavirus (AFP via Getty Images) The Chinese authorities have extended the national Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Sunday to contain the spread. He added that if the World Health Organisation announces a global health emergency, “there could be restrictions on international trade and travel, putting pressure on a fragile global economy.” In Shanghai the government has stopped businesses from returning to work until 10 February. “The market is back in panic mode about China’s coronavirus,” warned AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould. last_img read more

NHS Test and Trace to cut 6,000 staff

first_imgStaff on the scheme are either NHS clinicians or people who were trained to become contact tracers. Those who are already NHS staff will not be laid off. (Getty Images) Also Read: NHS Test and Trace to cut 6,000 staff Launched in May by the NHS and private contractors Serco and Sitel, the scheme has had setbacks ranging from scrapping a promised mobile app to reports of tracers having nothing to do. Emily Nicolle Monday 10 August 2020 6:20 pm The tactic is already being used in hotspots such as Blackburn on Darwen and Leicester. It will be rolled out to any area where councils are responsible for local public health. (Getty Images) It comes as the UK reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases yesterday, the first time it passed the thousand-mark since late June. whatsapp The daily case numbers also remained high today, recording 816 new positive coronavirus tests. Share The government plans to cut 6,000 staff from the NHS Test and Trace scheme by the end of August, it said today. So far staff in local public health teams have had more success in reaching those with potential infections, with those dealing with factory or care home outbreaks reaching more than 90 per cent of the people on their list. (Getty Images) Also Read: NHS Test and Trace to cut 6,000 staff The remaining non-NHS call handlers will be redeployed as part of dedicated local test and trace teams, separate from the national Test and Trace scheme. A total of 311,641 people have now tested positive for coronavirus. More than 46,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the UK, the highest death toll in Europe. However the national NHS Test and Trace call centres have been much less successful, with contact rates falling since it reached its highest point of 70 per cent in July. Show Comments ▼ NHS Test and Trace to cut 6,000 staff whatsapp Those who are left — approximately 12,000 employees — will work alongside local public health teams to reach more people who could be infected and increase their contacts in communities. Tags: Blackburn Coronavirus Leicesterlast_img read more

In Haines, a pair of mining events offer different perspectives

first_imgCommunity | Economy | Energy & Mining | Environment | SoutheastIn Haines, a pair of mining events offer different perspectivesMarch 11, 2020 by Claire Stremple, KHNS – Haines Share:A drill site at the Palmer Project north of Haines. (Photo courtesy of Constantine Metal Resources)The Southeast community of Haines has the reputation of being polarized. It lived up to that reputation last week with two vastly different events about a potential metals mine.About 30 people sat across plastic tables to hear presentations at the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum over the weekend. Speakers by and large were supportive of a mine at the Palmer Project north of Haines.Garfield MacVeigh is the CEO of Constantine Metal Resources, the Canadian exploration firm behind the potential mine project. He said this was an opportunity for the community to get answers to their questions. He took notes when residents chimed in.“I hope they walk away knowing that we’re listening to everybody, doing our best to listen to everybody. I think that’s critical. I think it’s important that we offer the information that we can to people, so they know what’s going on,” he said.He was among nine speakers. Presentations ranged from deep dives into a copper-silver-zinc- barite mine plan to community impacts of mining. But there has been push back by some quarters.A report commissioned by mine opponents last year suggested a mine north of Haines could bring social problems.Meilani Schijvens of Rain Coast Data — and formerly Hecla Greens Creek mine—said she was asked to speak to the findings of that report. She found the report’s assertion that mine workers could increase alcoholism and drug abuse in the community was flawed. She says it relies on data from coal mining regions in the Lower 48. She pulled numbers from this region.“We’re just not seeing these trends. Mining is our one sector in Southeast Alaska that is completely drug free. If you want to get a job in mining in Southeast Alaska you have to take a drug test,” she said.People asked what a future mine could do for Haines. There were questions about investment in roads, sewers and schools if hundreds of miners move to town.“Let’s say like, for example, sewage treatment, where it might be beneficial for the mine to contribute in some regard to the cost of upgrading the sewage treatment, such that the sewage treatment then would be serviceable for the mine as well. And that would apply to virtually any of these infrastructure questions,” suggested an audience member.But as Constantine’s Liz Cornejo explained, a minerals exploration company like hers spends investor’s money – other people’s cash – to see if a mine could work here.“I can answer a little bit of that,” she said.“And that’s, I think, exactly what this forum is meant for and what the PEA (preliminary economic assessment) is meant for. Is what will the mine potentially need and, and then the community can look at it and say, ‘Well, hey, this is going to be a burden or  this is an opportunity…’ Or is this a public private partnership? Is it a private business opportunity, is it a public entity thing that’s paid through property tax and sales tax…”Those types of answers would come later if and when there’s a concrete plan for a mine.There are critical voices in Haines. But they were mostly across town, meeting on a different day.“The Mining Forum Committee has been completely overtaken by the pro-development side,” said Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s Guy Archibald. The environmental group’s staff scientist spoke at an event co-organized by Lynn Canal Conservation, a local green group. Here’s a snippet from his talk on mines.“What’s happening is the mines are going big. They’re bigger, more complex, doing it faster and harder and pushing more equipment. And guess what? The failure rate is increasing, not decreasing,” he said.It was a much different tone than the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum. Both The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, a local tribal government, and Lynn Canal Conservation used to take part but left in 2017 over concerns that criticism of mining wasn’t welcome.But Archibald says the community should stick together — even when folks disagree.“I gave a talk at the Sheldon museum six years ago and asked that people not to get divided. It’s almost impossible not to. I would just ask that as the debate goes on you allow people to come from their place, be honest about it,” Archibald said.But that’s difficult here. Especially as conversation over a potential mine is divided between separate groups on separate days. The Palmer Project, a mining prospect outside Haines, could transform into a large-scale operationShare this story:last_img read more

Anabel Hernández Risked Her Life to Tell the Story of 43…

first_imgBooksAnabel Hernández Risked Her Life to Tell the Story of 43 Missing Mexican StudentsThe exiled journalist turned her investigative reporting into a book, A Massacre in MexicoBy Pamela Avila – April 11, 20195945ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAnabel Hernández will stop at nothing in search of the truth. Her investigative journalism on Mexican drug trafficking, alleged collusion of government officials and drug lords, and the Mexican government’s abuse of power has put her life in danger. After the publication of her first book, Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and their Godfathers, she received multiple death threats and moved to California. After investigating the deadly night of a 2014 mass kidnapping and writing A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students (first published in Spanish in 2016; translated in 2018), Hernández now lives in Europe in exile.On September 26, 2014, law enforcement officials in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, allegedly murdered six people and disappeared 43 male students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Normal Rural school in the small community of Ayotzinapa. This catastrophic case would soon be known and referred to as “Ayotzinapa 43.” The normalistas never would have expected that soon after they commandeered multiple buses to travel to Mexico City–for a protest meant to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre—their lives would change forever.“In her detailed, sometimes microscopic retelling of the attacks against the normalistas, Hernández does so much more than recreate a scene: the discarded sandals, human finger fragments, and bullet shells littering the darkened streets of Iguala,” writes translator John Washington in the book’s introduction. “She lifts the curtain to reveal a world of state violence, murder torture, falsehood, and impunity–all the necessary ingredients for a mass disappearance.”Since 2014, nobody has been held responsible for the violence inflicted on the 43 Ayotzinapa students, but Hernández, recipient of the 2019 Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award, continues to dig deeper into what really happened that night.We spoke to Hernández, over the phone, about A Massacre in Mexico, her upcoming conversation about the 43 Ayotzinapa students at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, and the crucial role journalists play in holding those in power accountable.Your book A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students was first published in Spanish back in 2016, two years after the 2014 disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa. Were you always planning on writing a book about your investigation? Since the beginning I was planning on publishing this book…I was publishing articles [about the Ayotzinapa 43] in newspapers and magazines [and] I understood that it was a very small space to try to explain a very complicated case. I felt that the only way to try and deeply explain and to depict all the difficult parts for people to understand what really happened that night was [writing] the book. Now you see Netflix and other outlets have produced a couple of documentaries about the case of the 43 [students] and in many, or all of the documentaries, they reached out to interview me because my research is so resonant to the case. But I don’t know how to do documentaries. Again, my best way to try to explain the case is through a book. weekend, you’ll be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to talk about your work. What do you want the L.A. community to learn or walk away with in regards to the case of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa? It’s very important that not just the Mexican society but also the international community and the big community of Latinos in Los Angeles try to understand that the case of the 43 is not just about the case of the 43 missing students. This case is a model of how the Mexican government violates the human rights of Mexican citizens using the corrupted army, using the corrupted police, and covers the crimes of the state. With this case, yes you can just talk about the students, but if you dig deep, you can see that it’s about more than that. It’s about all the people that have been murdered in this absurd, unjust, and supposed war against drugs that has only resulted in more violence in Mexico and more innocent victims. For example, the case of the 43 students is bigger. This case is about how the army, the federal police, and the federal government had been protecting organized crime in different parts of Mexico–and how in trying to protect [these organized crimes] they sacrificed these 43 students and tried to cover up what really happened that night.In my book and in this presentation [at the Festival of Books], the story I want to tell and the story that I want to explain is what really happened that night, and why that night is crucial in this story of Mexico’s recent history.It’s been nearly five years since the disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Now with the former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, out and with Andrés Manuel López Obrador in his place, and expressing an interest in re-examining what happened that night–do you think anything positive or the truth will come out of his efforts?The new president, he just promised amnesty for all the corrupted [groups] and [promised] that he would not prosecute any more cartels and that he doesn’t, in his words, “want any revenge.” But this is not about revenge, this is not just [a matter] of prosecuting the cartels just because the government wants to, but because there’s a reason for the legality of justice… and I can tell you this, the truth is there. The government [behind] Enrique Peña Nieto tried to destroy all the evidence [from the night the 43 students disappeared], they tried to cover the truth but despite their efforts, the truth is still there. Many testimonies exist and there are many witnesses and I’m sure if the new government really wanted to resolve the case [of the missing 43] and find where the students are–they are able to do it. I also trust in the families of the students that they will not stop fighting and asking [the government] for justice. I have trust in the National Human Rights Commission that also still want to collaborate with the new government. I trust, for example, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Encinas, who is the head of AMLO’s truth and justice commission, but I don’t really see and I don’t really feel that this case is a priority for AMLO. is one of the world’s most dangerous places to be a journalist. As an investigative journalist who has taken on powerful institutions in your reporting, what would you say to U.S.-based journalists tackling the Trump administration? In the past few years of my career, I [started] to really understand that in countries like Mexico or the United States where economic and political power is so concentrated in a few people, journalists are the only ones who can hold these people accountable. These people won’t hold themselves accountable, it’s the free press that has the power to hold them accountable and show the people and the rest of society what they’re doing, how they’re making decisions, and why they’re making those decisions and so the rest of society and the community can come to their own conclusions and be free to make [further] decisions. If the people, whether in Mexico or the U.S., don’t have the truth or necessary information–they are not free. They are not free to understand. It’s crucial, I think, more than ever for journalists… we have to do this job even if the situation is hard, even if the power feels uncomfortable, even if those in power attack us. We have to do the work with more accuracy and profundity.Anabel Hernández will be at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday, April 13, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to discuss her book A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story Behind the Missing Forty-Three Students. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. RELATED: Justine Bateman Gets Why You Want to Be FamousStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSanabel hernandezayotzinapaFestival of Booksinvestigative journalismjournalistL.A. Times Festival of BooksLos Angeles Timesmexican governmentMexicoPrevious articleStevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, and Others Honor Nipsey Hussle at His Celebration of LifeNext articleThe Best Things to Do in L.A. 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News / Blockchain advances amid predictions of buoyant future in perishables supply chain

first_img By Alex Lennane 22/02/2021 “From an airfreight component, not much specific talk on blockchain,” he noted. Interest has come largely from a small number of customers that have larger, sustained volumes to justify the need for data to be filled in from many decentralised points to build up an end-to-end narrative, he added.The largest proponent of blockchain in the logistics arena has been TradeLens, the venture between Maersk and IBM run by GTD Solution Inc. While IBM is reportedly cutting back its investment into blockchain, TradeLens is one of the largest hyperledger platforms on the scene, according to GTD marketing manager Ben Haddock.TradeLens started implementing workflows last year and introduced the TradeLens eBL, a digital bill of lading solution. In the three months since its launch, it has been used to digitise hundreds of transactions across a dozen users in 15 countries, Mr Haddock reported.Both the network and the user ecosystem have shown growth, he added.“We continue to expand our network of directly connected ecosystem members. Since autumn we have integrated over 20 ports and terminals, as well as 20 inland depots, for example,” he said, adding that the user ecosystem of TradeLens eBL and of the TradeLens Core offering (for data, visibility and collaboration) have both expanded.He said the Covid-induced lockdowns had increased interest in digitised solutions, particularly in the chemical, automotive and forwarding sectors, he noted.GTD is bent on continuing the expansion of the network this year, with a particular focus on China and on terminals owned by CMA CGM and by MSC, Mr Haddock said.At the same time, the firm is working on advancing the technology. Currently, TradeLens is live for single transfers, like straight bills of lading and telex releases, but pilot projects are in progress for complex financial transactions, he revealed.In the air cargo arena, Cathay Pacific has blazed a trail with the adoption of blockchain technology for its ULD management.After trials in 2018 and 2019, the airline rolled out the technology last year, starting with its Hong Kong base and extending it to the international arena. Tom Owen, director of cargo, reported that the technology had reduced costs and complications associated with managing ULDs.Beyond the technological improvements and the clear trail of custody that blockchain establishes, Mr Haddock also sees momentum for blockchain from “the dynamics” it can introduce to business.“One of the benefits of blockchain we often refer to is being able to help companies do business together that might otherwise have very little trust. Blockchain is a technology that allows them to conduct business with one another to build trust across the ecosystem,” he said.These developments suggest considerable progress for blockchain in the logistics world. Whether this momentum will reach the growth rate predicted in agriculture and food chains remains to be seen. Blockchain is on the threshold of a bright future in perishables logistics, according to MarketsandMarkets.A report published by the research firm predicts that the blockchain market in the agriculture and food supply chain will reach a volume of $948m by 2025.Propelled by concerns about food safety, the use of the technology in the sector will show a compound annual growth rate of 48.1%, the authors believe. They anticipate the fastest momentum happening in North America.Commodity Forwarders, a Kuehne + Nagel company that specialises in moving perishables by air, has not seen a lot of demand for blockchain so far, reported Chris Connell, senior vice-president, perishables, North America.center_img © Leowolfert last_img read more

Fort Myers man sentenced to 45 years in prison for child molestation

first_imgAdvertisementAfter an investigation, Rudolph was arrested for the crime and pled guilty to all four counts. He was sentenced to 45 years for each count which will run concurrently, according to the State Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Heather Fly. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Florida man throws 2-month-old baby at deputies June 7, 2021 AdvertisementTags: child abuseprison Florida man pleads guilty to selling child abuse images online May 17, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. – A Fort Myers man was sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a child Monday. Mark Anthony Rudolph, 37, was charged with four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation against a child under 12 after he was arrested in March, according to court documents. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the child’s mother discovered what was going on when she checked her kid’s phone and found a conversation between a friend about the sexual abuse. The mother reported Rudolph to the authorities after confronting the man, deputies said. Lehigh Elementary preschool teacher accused of child abuse won’t renew contract June 16, 2021center_img Punta Gorda woman accused of raping teen next to 12-year-old at birthday party May 18, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Our Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

first_img Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby While this Laois woman was congratulated on her huge promotion Pinterest Pinterest Community Council Nothing will ever beat being at the capsite of ep, knowing 90% of the people around,Slugging out of a warm can,In jeans shorts , sun scalding to the face off ya,Blaring tunes and mowing into some chunky chips ‘n’ chicken strips.That is all I want.— R Y A N F I T Z (@Ryanfitz14) March 19, 2018 By Siun Lennon – 24th March 2018 Ode to the home county for #WorldPoetryDay @LaoisToday— Al Dunne (@aldunne) March 21, 2018 Them ‘male Instagram models’ who follow you and then unfollow then follow and unfollow you again are quite annoying like I DONT CAREfeck away with trying to sell me protein— Cíara walsh (@ciaraisfit) March 20, 2018 Top TweetsBest of luck to @FergalsSt senior hurlers in action tomorrow against Scarrif C.C. in the Senior Hurling All Ireland Final in Toomevara @ 2pm. St. FERGALS ABU!! All support welcome! Please RT. @RE_HurlingClub @sportmcs @laoisoffalyetb @Clough_Bcolla @CLGLaois @LaoisToday— StFergalsCollege (@FergalsSt) March 23, 2018 Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste TY Portarlington supporting cystic fibrosis today. 65 doing an ice challenge. Collaboration between TY LCA and LCVP. @ciosagain @ceist1 @5j2014MsHooban @LaoisToday @Midlands103News— Transition Year Port (@typortarlington) March 22, 2018 Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Rathdowney school in search of All Ireland honoursNext articleRathdowney-Errill all set for fun run and walk Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter A Laois will be central for a Kilkenny school to claim All-Ireland glory And there were mixed reactions to a new café being built in Portlaoise SEE ALSO – Arrest made following tragic death of Abbeyleix teenager in car accident There were congratulations given to this Laois weather forecaster who is set for big promotion Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad WhatsApp Home We Are Laois Our Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week We Are Laois Tributes were paid to farmers, emergency services and council staff for their work during the snow storm I Haven’t sang in about 2 weeks because I got surgery in my mouth and mam just said she’s been loving the peace and quiet, the cheek— Emma Grant (@_Emma_Grant) March 22, 2018Facebook CommentsThere was an air of reminiscing for the people of Rathdowney as we looked back to when St Fergal’s claimed their first All-Ireland hurling title in 2006 The garage band app logo syncing with the windscreen of the car is the definition of satisfaction— Epididymis (@canieldonnolly) March 20, 2018 Facebook Our Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week This legendary singer recieved kudos for offering a discounted show to Laois’s unemployed Facebooklast_img read more

Details, timeline for changes to B.C. foreign homebuyers tax unclear

first_imgGemma Karstens-Smith Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Global housing prices rise amid pandemic: BIS Share this article and your comments with peers on social media GTA home sales down 13% between April and May: TRREBcenter_img Related news Keywords Housing,  British Columbia A man who lost thousands of dollars when British Columbia introduced a tax on foreigners buying homes says tweaks to the policy are a good step forward but the harm has already been done to his family. Nic Benner and his family had just moved to the Vancouver area from Colorado for his job in the telecom industry when the tax came into effect and were surprised to find it would apply to deals that were signed before it was announced last summer. Benner signed a contract last May for a new home in Langley where he and his wife planned to raise their four daughters. But the tax added about $80,000 to the price tag, which the family couldn’t afford. “What the government had done was put us in a position, and I’m sure other families in a position, where there was no relief,” Benner said in an interview on Monday. The family walked away from the deal and has been renting ever since. Premier Christy Clark announced Sunday the government would lift the tax for people who have work permits and pay taxes. The 15% tax was implemented Aug. 2 in a bid to cool skyrocketing real estate prices in Metro Vancouver. Amending the policy to exempt people with work permits is a good step forward, Benner said, but it doesn’t change the impact the tax has already had. “They’ve already done damage and they’ve already hurt families, including mine. And I hope they will work in an expedited way to correct the damage that has been done,” he said, adding that he has written to the government asking for compensation. David Eby, housing critic for the Opposition NDP, said the tax made it more difficult for companies to recruit and retain employees because it added a surprise cost to living in Metro Vancouver. “When the government introduced the tax, it actually made housing even more expensive for this group of people who want to come and live and work here and help build our province, it made absolutely no sense,” he said. Eby said his party tried to address the problem with an amendment when the tax was introduced, but were defeated in the legislature, where the Liberals hold a majority. Dealing with the tax was difficult for people who wanted to move to B.C. and be part of the community, he said. “It was quite devastating for them and for many families in that situation. One of the things I’m wondering is will the government pay that money back to them as an apology for what they did to these families that were trying to help build our province,” Eby said. The Finance Ministry said in a statement that details of the regulations were still being worked out, including when the new policy will come into effect and whether it will retroactively cover people with work permits who have already paid the tax. It said the tax has been effective. “Now that the additional tax has effectively cut back the excessive demand we were seeing last year, we are in a position to make the adjustments necessary to help ensure we can keep attracting highly skilled workers.”last_img read more

Seaga Calls for Establishment of International Sports Bank

first_imgSeaga Calls for Establishment of International Sports Bank UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008 RelatedSeaga Calls for Establishment of International Sports Bank RelatedSeaga Calls for Establishment of International Sports Bank FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, is proposing the establishment of an international sports bank by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), to provide funding and other resources, for sports development in countries in need of this type of assistance.This facility, he explained, would be akin to what currently obtains in the area of culture, which the United Nations, through UNESCO, established in the early 1970s, subsequent to his recommendation tabled during a conference in 1969, while he held Ministerial responsibility for cultural development in the then Jamaican Government.Speaking at the official opening of the International Congress on Sports for Peace and Development, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel on September 15, Mr. Seaga noted that during the 1960s, the administration of the day was faced with the challenge of sourcing resources to assist with the development of cultural facilities and projects locally.This, he pointed out, proved to be a “stumbling block” to the effort then, as is the case for sports currently, “especially at the lower levels, where small communities can’t put together the representation that they would want in sporting activities.”“At that time, I came to the conclusion that this needed international help, as it was not among the subjects that were chosen, when the United Nations was set up, for specialised help. But it did fit within the framework of UNESCO. And so, at a conference here in 1969, I suggested the establishment of an international cultural bank, at UNSECO, for UNESCO to build up resources, and to deploy them to needy projects. That proposal was accepted, and the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture eventually came into being; I think it was in 1972 or 1973. It still provides funding, of a small amount, but useful and important, for projects internationally,” the former Prime Minister said.Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange (right), listens keenly to what former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, has to say, at the official opening of the International Congress on Sports for Peace and Development, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel on September 15, at which Mr. Seaga was guest speaker.Mr. Seaga, who is a Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies, lamented that, save for sponsorships from private firms, which are never enough, and assistance from Government, “sports find it hard to be able to do what it is supposed to do.”“That is, building representational teams, or by individuals developing their own abilities to the maximum. Any international body, that can offer help, would be greatly appreciated. I would suggest that, if such a fund is established, to whatever extent UNESCO can use its own high status to attract funding, that these funds should be disbursed through their UNESCO representative agencies in the various countries, to the events, or to the facilities, or to the teams that can put up a good case. I believe that this might help us to break through and to make sports even more attractive, make it even more far reaching,” he contended.The Congress, which is being held in Kingston from September 13 to 16, is jointly staged by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports and UNESCO. Dignitaries, stakeholders, experts and authorities from the local, regional and international sporting fraternity are attending the four-day event.They will engage in debates and share information and expertise, with the aim of ensuring that all participating countries leave the Congress with the skills and knowledge, to make sport a significant contributor to peace and development.center_img Advertisements RelatedSeaga Calls for Establishment of International Sports Banklast_img read more