Spanish Association Denounces Sexual Harassment of Moroccos Mule Women

Rabat – The Association for Human Rights in Andalusia (APDHA) has denounced the dire predicament that the “mule women” experience to transport bales of contraband products from Spain’s enclaves, Ceuta and Mellila, into Morocco’s territory where they will be distributed across Morocco’s markets.In a new report published by Lavanguardia, entitled “Respect and dignity of Moroccan women who import products on the border of Morocco and Ceuta,” APDHA said that “over 7,000 Moroccan women carry on their backs weights of 60 to 90 kilos [of products] from “El Tarajal,” Ceuta to neighboring villages, for an average commission estimated at 10 euros per day.”In continuing remarks, the report reveals “many cases of Moroccan women who face every day humiliation and sexual harassment from Spanish and Moroccan polices forces on the border.” Cristina Fuentes, researcher/member of the APDHA, condemned the indifference of the Moroccan and Spanish governments by saying, “This situation cannot last any longer despite the substantial benefits it brings. Approximately half of Ceuta’s exports carried on the backs of the carriers [mule women].”Fuentes went on to note, “This illegal activity is estimated at over 400 million euro, according to a study conducted by the University of Granada on the economic and fiscal regime of Ceuta.”“These profits are based on the violation of the rights of those women – who are in need of a job to feed their families,” Fuentes added.Edited by Constance Guindon read more

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Ravi to urge IMF to increase annual aid to Lanka

Secretary to Ministry of Finance Dr Samarathunga said that WB/IMF provides Sri Lanka the long term credit with the repayment period up to 40 years and the grace period of seven years with 2 percent interest. Presently this aid is used in developing infrastructure facilities in different sectors of the economy. Japan is a largest aid donor to Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka team headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is expected to hold talks on further improving the ties between the two countries in the field of economic co-operation and investment. (Colombo Gazette) This year’s discussion by Minister Ravi Karunanayake with the IMF team is aimed at increasing the annual aid to Sri Lanka towards more areas of activities.Meanwhile Karunanayake en route to WB/IMF meeting will also visit Japan to join Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who is currently on an official visit to Japan where discussions will be held on economic and bilateral co-operation between the two countries. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake left the Island to attend the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund which will take place in Lima, Peru, from 9-11 October 2015. The Minister was accompanied by the Governor Central Bank of Sri Lanka Arujuna Mahendran and the Secretary to Treasury and the Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga.The Annual Meeting of the WB will bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from its 188 member countries. It will provide a unique opportunity for a broad dialogue on issues of global economic importance. They serve to discuss international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth in the member countries especially the developing countries. Karunanayake will hold special discussion with World Bank/ IMF team on the aid provided to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka receives long term aid to the value of 400 million US Dollar annually from the WB/IMF. read more

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Western directed student away from CBC

An instructor at Western University says that he steered a journalism student away from a possible internship at former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s show ‘Q’ because of a disturbing incident.But the university is saying something a little different. Sean Leathong visited the Western campus Monday — the university where he studied journalism — and he has this first-person account.I was speaking to Jeremy Copeland an instructor at what was then the University of Western Ontario, my former instructor in 2010, and he told me that part of this came from an incident that happened with a former student, after she had graduated, but nevertheless raised a red flag for the future.It was December of 2012 when Western University journalism instructor Jeremy Copeland was told a disturbing story by his former student.Jeremy Copeland: “It was a surprise that that happened to her. It would have never occurred to me before hand to say don’t go down there.”According to both Copeland and the Toronto Star, the young woman attended a taping of ‘Q’ where she had hoped to work. Afterwards, she said Ghomeshi touched her inappropriately and made advances — Enough that she was compelled to tell her former teacher. The following September, faculty at Western were discussing a wish list of potential internship placements submitted by a new class — one of which, had rated ‘Q’ at the very top.Jeremy Copeland: “I said, I spoke up, is it a young woman? and they said yes, I hadn’t met her, this student at the time and I said I don’t think she should go there.”Copeland says he was also aware of the Toronto Star investigation into Ghomeshi, while other faculty noted that a previous intern had a bad experience at ‘Q’ — unrelated to issues with Ghomeshi, but rather a lack of good journalistic experience: “So within about 60 seconds we had moved on to her second choice.”In speaking with other faculty members from the journalism program at Western, they say that they don’t recall in any meetings the conduct of Jian Ghomeshi coming up with regards to any internships. But the University did released a statement.The statement reads: “The faculty of information and media studies has not pro-actively sought opportunities for student internships to CBC’s ‘Q’ for the past six years. This position is of a direct result of a student returning from an internship at ‘Q’  in 2008 and reporting he had been assigned everyday errands not related to journalism.”Copeland says that this does not reflect at all on the CBC as a placement for interns in the future: “To me this is like one really bad apple in the CBC.”Copeland was careful to point out that it is extremely rare for the faculty to have fears about a student’s safety at a placement, so you can see why they wouldn’t want to take chances.This internship placement is a very serious part of the course as many students hope to get a job afterwards, so a student is trying their best to go above and beyond. read more

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Greek bus struck by lightning near GreeceTurkey border burned to the ground

first_imgAn intercity bus in Greece has been struck by lightening and burned to the ground.The lightning struck the KTEL bus on Saturday afternoon amidst heavy rainfall, while travelling from Alexandroupolis to Orestiada in the regional unit of Evros. It was located just outside the village of Monastiraki near the Greek-Turkish border when the incident occurred.The bus caught on fire soon after being struck by lighting. According to reports, the driver was said to have reacted promptly, getting all 12 passengers off the bus safely before it was completely engulfed in flames.Fire services were called to the scene, taking six fire trucks and 18 firemen to put out the blaze. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Levothyrox nouvelle et ancienne formule effets secondaires tout comprendre à laffaire

first_imgLevothyrox : nouvelle et ancienne formule, effets secondaires, tout comprendre à l’affaireLe Levothyrox est un médicament destiné au patient souffrant de troubles thyroïdiens. Ce médicament destiné à corriger l’hypothyroïdie permet aussi de reinger la sécrétion de TSH, qui stimule à thyroïde. De nombreux malades ont signalé des effets secondaires depuis la mise en vente d’une nouvelle formule du Levothyrox. Que reproche-t-on au médicament ? Maxisciences fait le pointQu’est-ce que le Levothyrox ?Le Levothyrox est un médicament délivré sous forme de comprimé. Il est prescrit à 3 millions de personnes en France. Ce médicament est destiné aux malades souffrant d’hypothyroïdie une insuffisance de production d’hormones par la glande thyroïde. Cette insuffisance peut être due à la thyroïde ou à l’insuffisance d’une autre glande qui commande la sécrétion thyroïdienne. Le Levothyrox est prescrit à 80% de femmes. Pour les personnes ayant subit une ablation de la thyroïde, le traitement doit être pris à vie. Il est produit par les laboratoire Merck. Quand les plaintes ont-elles commencées ? En mars 2017, une nouvelle formule du Levothyrox est mise sur le marché, le laboiratoire Merck répond à une demande de l’agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) datant de  2012 afin de rendre le produit plus stable dans le temps. . Les molécules ne changent pas, mais les excipients ont eux bien changés. Le lactose a été remplacé par du mannitol, un édulcorant que l’on retrouve dans l’alimentation et de l’acide citrique. Le laboratoire Merck a informé les professionnels de santé grâce à un courrier le 27 février en invitant les pharmaciens à écouler les stocks de l’ancienne formule et en incitant les médecins à “confirmer l’équilibre thérapeutique” pour les patients à risques. C’est à ce moment que les plaintes ont commencé à affluer de la part des patients concernant les effets secondaires. Une pétition demande fin juin 2017 le retour à l’ancienne version du Levothyrox et les associations et les malades mènent une campagne médiatique pour attirer la lumière sur les effets secondaires. De son côté, le laboratoire Merck, qui fabrique le Levothyrox ne compte pas revenir à l’ancienne formule et conseille d’aller voir son médecin. Un rapport “catastrophique” pour les associations de patientsÀ lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Entre le 15 septembre et le 30 novembre 2017, 12 248 cas d’effets secondaires ont été signalés, et 5062 l’ont été lors d’un premier rapport en octobre 2017. L’ANSM a délivré un rapport le 30 janvier 2018 concernant les effets indésirables suite à la commercialisation de la nouvelle formule du Levothyrox. Le rapport affirme que les effets indésirables sont les mêmes que ceux décrits dans l’ancienne formule du médicament. Les effets secondaires les plus signalés sont les maux de tête, des insomnie, des vertiges et de la fatigue. L’ANSM conclue : “L’analyse de l’ensemble des cas ne permet pas la mise en évidence de nouveaux effets indésirables avec le Levothyrox nouvelle formule ni de facteurs explicatifs.”. Sur Fraceinfo, Chantal L’Hoir, la présidente de l’Association française des malades de la thyroïde affirme que ce rapport est “catastrophique” et demande : “La question capitale qui reste sans réponse c’est ‘Pourquoi ce changement de formule’?”. Pour signaler des effets secondaires, c’est par ici.  Le 2 février 2018 à 16:25 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

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History Has Changed Meet 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker

first_imgWell I never the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side. As a father of daughters – result!— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) July 16, 2017 HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor. Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor. Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor.I really love writing that sentence.With none of the pomp and circumstance that accompanied Roger Federer’s preceding history-making Wimbledon win, the BBC on Sunday unveiled the Broadchurch star as lucky Time Lord number 13.In stark contrast to Peter Capaldi’s big reveal in 2014—hosted by Zoe Ball with a live audience and laser lights—Whittaker was featured in a one-minute pre-recorded broadcast.Most American audiences will recognize the actor from her three-season stint as Beth Latimer, grieving mother of 11-year-old Broadchurch murder victim Danny.But the versatile performer, who had her big-screen breakthrough opposite the late Peter O’Toole in 2006’s Venus, can make audiences laugh as easily as she can break their heart.(Case in point: Last year’s hugely underrated Adult Life Skills, in which she plays Anna—a woman nearing 30, living in a shed behind her mom’s house, making videos using her thumbs as actors.)The Latimers of Broadchurch: Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker (via BBC)At this point, I’m not sure who’s more excited about her casting: Whittaker or me.“To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: This is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place,” she told the BBC. “To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings—what an unbelievable opportunity.“And added to that, to be the first woman in that role,” Whittaker added.(Technically speaking, Joanna Lumley was the first woman in that role—in Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death, a 1999 charity spoof penned by Steven Moffat. But this is still ground-breaking.)“It feels completely overwhelming,” Whittaker said of taking on such a significant part—on screen and off. “As a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.”Whittaker in 2011 Black Mirror episode “The Entire History of You” (via Channel 4)When Capaldi in January announced his departure from the long-running program, the Internet went wild with speculation over who would inherit the key to the TARDIS.Names like Sue Perkins (The Great British Bake Off), Gillian Anderson (American Gods), Tilda Swinton (Okja), Olivia Colman (Whittaker’s Broadchurch co-star), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), and bookie favorite Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) were thrown around—alongside criticism over the space-and-time-travelling alien’s possible sex change.And since Whittaker’s confirmation (i.e. about 24 hours), little has changed: Some folks are over the moon about the gender reversal (though there’s no denying a person of color at the helm would have also been a refreshing transition); some are still pouting over what they perceive as a distortion of a classic television trope.The bottom line: Haters gonna hate, while everyone else tunes in to see what a new showrunner (Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall) and a new lead actor will bring to the series.As a friend so eloquently put it: “[Science fiction] exists to open minds, not indulge closed ones.”Whittaker in Attack the Block (via Screen Gems)“I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our No. 1 choice,” Chibnall told the Beeb. “Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away.“Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength, and warmth to the role,” he continued. “The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”“She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part,” Capaldi added. “She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”And he’s not the only Time Lord who thinks so: Change my dears and not a moment too soon – she IS the Doctor whether you like it or not!— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) July 16, 2017“It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor,” Whittaker said in a statement. “It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”Tune in on Dec. 25 to watch Whittaker’s debut—not to mention Capaldi and Moffat’s swan song, directed by Rachel Talalay, in which the Twelfth Doctor teams up with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).“There’s new monsters, there’s new jeopardy,” Moffat teased to Entertainment Weekly. “But what’s fascinating is the First Doctor confronting the superhero he’s going to become, with his supersize TARDIS and all that.”Before Whittaker takes control of the iconic blue box this Christmas, though, the actor will headline new BBC drama Trust Me; she also recently finished shooting Journeyman, written and directed by Paddy Considine.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against

San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against

first_img June 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Unified School District School Police Department arrested an individual Friday afternoon in connection with an incident involving a student at Bell Middle School.A female student told school officials a man chased her as she walked to school Friday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m.The student told school police that a man grabbed her and exposed himself before she was able to break free and make it to campus. School officials immediately contacted School Police.While investigating the case, School Police located the suspect at a nearby fast-food restaurant, taking him into custody without incident around 12:50 p.m.The 26-year-old male suspect is being booked into county jail on charges of sexual battery, indecent exposure, false imprisonment and annoying or molesting a child.“This arrest is the result of the outstanding police work by Chief Mike Marquez and the entire School Police force. We are grateful for their quick action and commitment to keeping our students safe,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 1, 2018 San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against student at Bell Middle School Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Sonakshi Sinha flashes her innerwear and gets trolled by Disha Patani fans

first_imgSonakshi Sinha’s latest photoshootCollage of photos taken from instagram/Sonakshi SinhaBollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha was seen wearing Calvin Klein innerwear in her latest pics on Instagram, which got her trolled by the fans of actress Disha Patani.Sonakshi Sinha is known for being fashion-forward as she dares to do something out of the box. Be it trying out boxer braids with a beautiful black couture gown or shining like a mermaid in a golden fringe party dress, Sona has done it all! Recently, she had announced on her Instagram page that she has decided that her personality is ‘neon’!Well! Sonakshi Sinha isn’t wrong as these pictures and a BTS video from a magazine photoshoot are a proof that Sona’s love for Neon isn’t gonna die anytime soon. She has definitely given some major fashion inspiration to all of us with these pictures and it is sure to make her fans fill up their wardrobes with some Neon.But Sonakshi Sinha’s photos have failed to impress many on Instagram. They feel that her makeup and hairstyle make her look like a girl from South Africa or the West Indies. On the other hand, some say that Disha Patani is the brand ambassador of Calvin Klein and its innerwear suits very well only in her, but not Sona. Here are some of their reply to her post on Instagram.Sarbjeet1403: Disha disha he ha kalvin sirf use pe acha lagta ha or kise pe nhi so don’t try this againPrasadsourav86: I don’t like this…… Calvin mai sirf Disha patani he acchi lagti hPremanshuverma: Disha looks far better in this AvatarMemeswalibandi: Disha patani: mai kya karu fir job chhod du ??_chandra_2000: Disha Didi nku suicide helpline number ta deideithanta post kala agaruSahiil.____: Tu bhi calvin klein ki brand amasder ban gyii@dishapataniEvergreen_abhinav: Disha patani hates when she see this.. because she also love Calvin Klein tooHarshita_jhunjhunwala: Disha Patani ka career sankat mein haiDeepak85005: Aisa lag raga hai aadhi raat Ko neend se utha ke photoshoot karwaya haiSyed.umar1981: Movies nahi MIL rahi hain kya???Lasyanagula: Sub log jute bole rahahe vo hair style aapko suit nahi huva muje bilkul achhi nahi lagiKedar_pawar07: Ye konsi line Mai agayi app?Mahir_i_k: Bilkul aacha nhi laga hmkoBeevaan: Becoming nigro day by day @aslisonabkbkbkbk93: Please somebody add a dislike buttonThe_muzzy_boy: Aisa lag rha h jaise mittii me let kr aai hoo..Tarun2927: Kasam yrr bina makeup itna Kala chehra__honey_b_bunny__: Sorry but yeah pic dekhne ke bad aisa lag raha hai ki ki Kisi homeless ko makeup kar AayaAmit.baroda: African girls keep this type of hair styleAshishshindee: Go to jamica sweet heart…last_img read more

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5 Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing

5 Questions For Sessions At The Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing

first_imgMark Wilson/Getty ImagesAttorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon.The nation’s top legal officer is set to go before Congress on Tuesday to try to defuse a bomb that the former FBI director dropped into his lap.Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee less than one week after James Comey told the committee he could not discuss openly certain information about Sessions’ recusal from the investigation into Russia’s election meddling last year.Comey also told the committee that Sessions had agreed to clear the Oval Office along with other top administration leaders, after which Trump asked Comey to lay off the investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn.Senators want to get Sessions’ take on all this. His strategy: Bring it on.“The attorney general has requested that this hearing be public,” said spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. “He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee’s questions tomorrow.”Here’s a look at five questions that members likely want to ask Sessions as he both defends himself and potentially helps his boss — the president — try to preserve some headway in political seas that continue roiling in the aftermath of Hurricane Comey.1. What’s the full story behind Sessions’ recusal?The attorney general said early on that as someone who’d been a campaign partner and advocate for the president, he felt it wasn’t appropriate for him to be in charge of any inquiry into how it had been conducted.“I should not be involved in investigating a campaign I had a role in,” Sessions said at the Justice Department on the day he announced his decision.But there are also questions about meetings that Sessions had with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, who has emerged as a key figure in the question of whether any Trump associates had ties to Russian officials. Sessions and Kislyak met at least twice last year.Sessions has denied that any of his contact with Kislyak involved discussions about the Trump campaign, and he has explained that as a member of the Senate, as he then was, he dealt often with foreign emissaries as part of his normal work.Comey’s hints to the Senate Intelligence Committee, however, suggest that he knew of more contacts or other relationships that made him and the rest of the top FBI leaders expect that Sessions would take himself out of the game.Whatever they are, they’re “facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting,” Comey said.What were they?2. Did Sessions fully recuse himself as promised?“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions said in a statement on March 2. “I have taken no actions regarding any such matters, to the extent they exist.”And yet Sessions took a huge action on May 9: He signed a letter, with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, recommending that Trump fire Comey as FBI director. Trump cited the Justice Department leaders’ recommendation in his now-famous note to Comey concluding that “you are not able to effectively lead” the FBI.What’s more, Trump reportedly tasked Sessions with coming up with the case for firing Comey. How could an attorney general who said he would take himself out of the Russia investigation play a role in firing the officer who was leading it?And if Sessions was involved with that decision, in what other ways might he have continued to be involved with the Russia inquiry even after announcing that he wouldn’t take part?3. Did Sessions know what Trump planned to ask Comey in the closed meeting?Comey painted a clear picture for the Senate Intelligence Committee: At the conclusion of a meeting with several people in the Oval Office, Trump — in Comey’s telling — cleared the room.“As the participants started to leave the Oval Office, the attorney general lingered by my chair but the president thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me,” Comey wrote in his statement. “The last person to leave was Jared Kushner [Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser], who also stood by my chair and exchanged pleasantries with me. The president then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me.”That’s when, in Comey’s telling, Trump made the ask about the inquiry into the former national security adviser: “I hope you can let this go.”Did Sessions know beforehand that the president planned to take aside the FBI director and appeal to him to lay off Flynn? If so, had the president asked him beforehand in some other time or place?And if not, why did Sessions agree to leave the president alone with someone who was technically his subordinate — the FBI is part of the Justice Department — for a discussion that would have been within his purview?Sessions’ answers about this and another encounter that Comey has described (more on that below) could be some of the most significant of the hearing on Tuesday. If he confirms there was a meeting at which he and Kushner were asked to leave, it could bolster Comey’s account. But if he challenges this story strongly, it helps Trump’s narrative that Comey didn’t tell the Senate the truth.If there is no independent account of what might have taken place inside the White House — in the form of a recording system that might have kept “tapes” of the discussions that took place, as Trump once suggested on Twitter — it boils down to Trump’s and Sessions’ word against Comey’s.Trump told reporters Friday he’d have something to say about the tapes “soon,” but White House officials haven’t given a solid answer about whether they exist — though members of Congress have called for them as evidence if they do. White House spokesman Sean Spicer didn’t address questions about potential recordings on Monday.4. Did Sessions ever talk to Trump about the private meeting with Comey?Comey told members of Congress that he appealed to Sessions after Trump’s private request: Don’t let that happen again. Don’t leave us alone like that. You, the attorney general, have to be between the president and me.California Sen. Kamala Harris asked Comey for more detail about this scene when he appeared last week. What did Sessions say, she asked — how did he respond?“I don’t remember real clearly,” Comey answered. “I have a recollection of him just kind of looking at me — and there’s a danger here I’m projecting onto him, so this may be a faulty memory — but I kind of got that his body language gave me the sense, like, ‘What am I going to do?’ “The Justice Department responded to this in an official statement on the day of Comey’s testimony: “The attorney general was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the FBI and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House.”On Tuesday, Sessions will have the chance to give his own answer in person — or explain to senators what other conversations he and Trump may have had on this subject about which Comey might not have been aware.5. What questions will Sessions decline to answer?Members of Congress would love it if their witnesses gave the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth — but that is seldom how it actually works. On Wednesday last week, the heads of the top intelligence agencies and the deputy attorney general declined to answer key questions for various reasons.On Thursday, Comey said there were some things he couldn’t discuss because they involved classified information. And on Tuesday, odds are good that Sessions may also not respond to some of the most pressing questions at the hearing.Top administration officials sometimes argue they shouldn’t disclose the details of what they discuss with the president. Sometimes they tell members of Congress that an answer would divulge classified material. Sometimes they just don’t want to respond, irrespective of a justification for not doing do.Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, thundered at two top spy bosses last week when they couldn’t give the legal reasons for why they couldn’t explain what he wanted.“I’m not satisfied with ‘I do not believe it is appropriate’ or ‘I do not feel I should answer,’ ” King said. “You swore an oath.”Depending on the extent of what Sessions is willing to discuss on Tuesday, he and King could have a similar exchange.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Amazons Jeff Bezos to Build Rocket Plant Launch Pad in Florida

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global September 15, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters 2 min read Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday unveiled plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site in Florida, a business that will compete against fellow tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX.Bezos’ space startup, Blue Origin, intends to invest more than $200 million to build a rocket manufacturing facility adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, state officials said. The rockets will fly from a refurbished launchpad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, located just south of the NASA spaceport.The announcement follows last week’s opening of a Boeing commercial spaceship assembly plant at the Kennedy Space Center. Both projects included financial backing from state, local and regional economic development agencies. So far, Florida has invested about $2 billion to lure aerospace companies to the state.Blue Origin has been developing and testing a small rocket, called New Shepard, that can travel about 100 miles (62 km) above the planet before returning to Earth. The company’s new rockets will be able to reach orbital altitudes, such as the 250- (400 km) mile-high perch of the International Space Station, and beyond.Bezos, who was in Florida to make the announcement, said Blue Origin also will test its BE-4 engines at the new launch site. The company is partnering with United Launch Alliance, a joint-venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, on the engine development.Blue Origin’s still-to-be-named rockets also will compete against United Launch Alliance, as well as privately owned SpaceX, founded and run by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.“This is a translational moment … the evolution of a new commercial space industry in Florida,” said Frank DiBello, president of Space Florida, an economic development agency.(Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Daniel Grebler) Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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A Highway That Will Produce Power Instead of Roadkill

first_img Soon, you’ll be able to get your renewable energy kicks on Route 66. Seriously.As part of its “Road to Tomorrow Initiative,” Missouri’s Department of Transportation is partnering with Idaho-based startup Solar Roadways. The plan is to cover an as-yet undetermined amount of pavement at the historic Route 66 Welcome Center in Conway, Mo., with road-ready solar panels that generate electricity.“We expect them to be in place, I’m hoping, by the end of this year, maybe before snow flies,” initiative leader Tom Blair recently told the Kansas City Star. Blair says the state will turn to crowdfunding in hopes of ponying up the money to put this plan in motion.Image credit: Solar RoadwaysRelated: This Car-Swallowing Contraption Is Actually a Futuristic City BusIn 2009, the team behind Solar Roadways received a $100,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration to help build a prototype. The company has since received a pair of $750,000 research grants from the U.S Department of Transportation. On top of that, the group raised more than $2 million with its own crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.That’s some serious moola.Covered in tempered safety glass, Solar Roadways’ forthcoming panels do more than collect the sun’s energy. They also can come with LED lighting to effectively replace road lines and signage. Since the panels are modular, Solar Roadways says replacing damaged sections will be less expensive and troublesome than re-paving entire stretches of highway with traditional asphalt.Related: VR Startup Magic Leap Wants You to Save a Seat on the Couch for C-3POWhile solar panel-covered roads have been criticized by some, projects from elsewhere around the world have produced some optimistic results. June 23, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 2 min readcenter_img Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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Malaysia adds third Melbourne service

Malaysia adds third Melbourne service

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. Approximately 350,000 passengers travel between Melbourne and Malaysia each year. Malaysia Airlines has begun operating a third daily Melbourne-Kuala Lumpur service. The additional daily service has doubled capacity on the route, from 7,896 seats per week to 11,844 seats per week. “The service supports stronger ties for our tourism, education and business connections with Malaysia and the global destinations that are part of Malaysia Airlines extensive network,” Melbourne Airport chief executive Chris Woodruff said.last_img

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Qantas holds off on frequent flyer float

Qantas holds off on frequent flyer float

first_imgQantas Airways has dumped the partial sale of its AUD $2.5 billion loyalty business, with management recognising it would not be in the airline’s interest to sell off its most valuable asset.The decision is expected to be backed by the Qantas board which will meet next week.Previously, as part of the airline’s strategic review, the company had been exploring the benefits of a partial (30 or 40 per cent) or full sale of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.However , it decided against the sale because the costs of using the short term cash to pay down debt were higher than the income from the program.The program has been valued at up to AUD $3 billion and is worth more than the entire Qantas Group capitalisation.If the Frequent Flyer Program had been sold, Qantas Loyalty would have had to strike a clear agreement about the number of seats which could be used for Frequent Flyer redemptions.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

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Customer Service Matters – Submitting Requests

Customer Service Matters – Submitting Requests

first_imgSource = STUBA.com Submitting Hotel Requests“Requests” are an important part of a trip, potentially the icing on the cake and can be the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. It could be a “nice to have” like a high floor, not near the elevator or check in an hour earlier.However others can be very specific and need guaranteed confirmation. For example 2 beds for the grandfather and the granddaughter, disabled access and non-smokingThese requests that need to be handled with extra care.Some agents like to go directly to the hotel as this seems “easier”. The challenge being that the correspondence is often fragmented, only between the agent and the hotel and therefore, impossible for anyone else to assist with.At Stuba we strongly encourage agents to manage requests through us. Why wouldn’t you let us do the hard work? We have the contact channels, the details and the right email addresses to get a faster result.By putting the requests through us, all of the appropriate channels are aware of what’s needed in what’s going on. This way the person you pay is the one who you go to if there is an issue.“Get it in writing” – probably the most important step when submitting requests – more so when it’s to be on a guaranteed basis. A verbal request is not worth the paper it’s not written on. Without anything in writing, the hotel can easily turn around and say “we never received a request from you”. We’ve seen it happen, we’ve had agents complain that they called the hotel and the front desk person said “it would be fine”.Problem is, there is no name, no proof and no authority.Our support team do an amazing job when it comes to submitting these requests, especially when you consider the volume we manage. Perfect? Not always. Sometimes in our control, sometimes outside of our control. But always the aim to ever improve.Stuba ensures that we gather as much information as possible, including who we have spoken to at the hotel to ensure that your clients are well looked after when they arrive at their destination.The happier they are, the happier you are, and the sooner we expect to see you back at Stuba. www.stuba.com learn more about stuba.com herelast_img read more

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Bahamas launches new social media contest to attract more tourists

Bahamas launches new social media contest to attract more tourists

first_imgThe Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (BMOT) has recently launched new social media promotion #BahamasTakesFlight where pilots, aviation enthusiasts and anyone who have had or wish to have a fantastic, exotic vacation to the Islands of The Bahamas will have a real treat as their wish can now become a reality.According to Andre Miller, General Manager, Global Communications and Social Media, for BMOT, said, “The social media contest was designed to heighten awareness of the Bahamas’ multiple islands in the aviation community, build its creative videos and image banks by showing the visual experiences of pilots who have visited the destination and simultaneously, showcase and differentiate the marketing methods of the past for the aviation market with this new social media twist.”Open to past visitors and also those wishing to visit The Bahamas, persons can log on to Bahamas.com/TakesFlight and simply submit their creative photo and videos, depicting great aviation experiences and stating how much they love The Bahamas, #BahamasTakesFlight.All photos should be accompanied by a short story saying why they deserve a trip to The Bahamas, and those on video should do the same in video format. There are no limits on the amounts of videos and photos each person can submit and the deadline for submission is May 29, 2015. From May 30 through June 13, 2015, family and friends will be able to vote for their favourite applicant via social media.A panel of judges will decide on the final winner, which will be announced on June 22, 2015 via the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as traditional electronic and print media.last_img read more

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The glitz and glamour of the aviation industry ret

The glitz and glamour of the aviation industry ret

first_imgThe glitz and glamour of the aviation industry returns to the nation’s TV screens this week as the Pan Am series kicks off – and a survey by flight search site Skyscanner shows that there is clearly an appetite for the glamorous days of airline travel.Over 2,500 people took part in the survey which asked flyers what they missed most about the flights of yesteryear. At no.1, with a whopping 41% of votes, was being able to visit the captain in the cockpit. The captain should also be wearing a hat, a further 4% said.The classic uniforms and first-class customer service of the iconic American airline is clearly something modern-day passengers still hanker for, with ‘politeness, courtesy and efficiency’, ‘well-presented air stewards’ and ‘polite crew’ featuring heavily as flyers’ top memory of yesteryear.A cheeky 2% of people even said they missed the orange make-up of air hostesses – something that may or may not be a compliment to modern-day cabin staff.Finally, sparking up at 30,000 feet is something that 13% of nicotine-loving respondents missed most about modern day flights. Those who didn’t miss sucking on a cigarette appear to instead miss sucking on a sweetie with 13% wishing boiled sweets were still handed out by crew.The top five things people missed most on the flights of yesteryear were:1. Being able to visit the captain in the cockpit – 41%2. Not being pestered with sales for lottery tickets or other ancillary products – 21%3. Boiled sweeties handed out on take-off – 16%4. Smoking sections – 13%5. Pilots wearing hats – 4%6. Other (including better customer service and free refreshments) – 3%6. Orange make-up on air hostesses – 2%ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedAirlines No Longer As Sweet As They Used To Be?Skyscanner reveals passengers mourn the loss of boiled sweets and visits to the cockpit with modern day mass market flying.Passengers to have say over UK airportsPassengers to have say over UK airportsFlights to Edinburgh prove popular ahead of festivalMore people are expected to book flights to Edinburgh this month as travellers head to the city’s famous Fringe festivallast_img read more

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December 1 2006 This continues the November

first_imgDecember 1, 2006 This continues the November 22. 2006 report of silt-cast panel construction. Two steel forms were prepared to cast a series of wall panels that will surround the walk-in refrigerator and recycling area behind the bakery, and upgrade the general entrance to the Arcosanti site. The steel forms are wide enough to accommodate two wall panels, one on top of the other. The first panels have been poured and two days later the crew applied a layer of silt on top of each panel and installed the reinforcement bar structure. [from upper left} Workshop participant Debra Frost and volunteer Darina Trendafilova, Darina and workshop participant John Foster, volunteer Alfonso Eliah and crew manager David Tollas, and again John Foster, Debra Frost, Darina Trendafilova and David Tollas. [Photos: Rafael Carvão and Sung Sik Cho & text: sa] [from left] After the completed pour of the first level the inner ring forms were moved up to accommodate the pour of the second set of panels. Volunteer Alfonso Elia taps the outer form to settle the concrete mix. [Photos: Rafael Carvão and Sung Sik Cho & text: sa] The second level is complete. The panels will now cure for a minimum of 2 weeks. In the background is the old wood-slat fence. that surrounds the recycling area behind the bakery. The next step will be to remove this fence, carefully dig out and transplant the old Star Jasmin and Honeysuckle plants, and dig a trench for the new wall panel footings. This report will continue. [Photos: Rafael Carvão and Sung Sik Cho & text: sa]last_img read more

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