1st batch of pilgrims to leave for Amarnath today

first_imgJammu: All necessary arrangements are in place as the first batch of Amarnath pilgrims are scheduled to leave for Kashmir from here amid tight security on Sunday, a day ahead of the formal commencement of the annual pilgrimage in the Valley.Over 1.5 lakh pilgrims from across the country have so far registered themselves for the 46-day long yatra, which takes place from the traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and 14-km Baltal route in Ganderbal district, officials said. Hundreds of pilgrims, including sadhus (saints), have started arriving in Jammu and are enthusiastic about undertaking the pilgrimage. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey ColonyDivisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma said all necessary arrangements, including security, have been put in place to facilitate the pilgrims and ensure their safety during the yatra, which will be conducted under the surveillance and close coordination of various security agencies. As many as 2,85,006 lakh pilgrims had paid obeisance at the 3,880-metre high holy cave, housing the naturally formed ice-shivlingam, in south Kashmir Himalayas last year, while the number of pilgrims was 3,52,771 in 2015, 3,20,490 in 2016 and 2,60,003 in 2017. The yatra is scheduled to end on August 15 coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival. Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha said adequate security arrangements have been made all along the yatra route right from Lakhanpur — the gateway to Jammu and Kashmir bordering Punjab — besides base camps, lodgement centres, halting stations and community kitchen sites in view of threat perception.last_img read more

Matthew McConaughey Named 2018 Inspiration Honoree and Special Guest Speaker for the

first_imgMatthew McConaughey, Academy Award Winning Actor (Dallas Buyers Club), director, producer, writer and philanthropist, will be the Inspiration Honoree and special guest speaker at this year’s Third Annual City Gala on March 4th, 2018, held at Universal Studios Hollywood.The actor will be honored for his work with his own just keep livin Foundation.The Gala is the culmination of three days of events – following the two-day City Summit on March 2nd and 3rd featuring keynote speaker, Ashton Kutcher. The Gala supports these nonprofit, charitable beneficiaries: Already Always Amazing, Bright Futures Foundation, Feed A Billion, Fulfilled Families, Firelife Foundation, Project NOW, Conscious Capitalism, Child Liberation Foundation, and My Life My Power.Matthew McConaughey is known as much for his work onscreen (The Lincoln Lawyer, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar) as off, through his just keep livin Foundation which he started with his wife, Camila. Early in his career, while filming Dazed and Confused, McConaughey struggled with the passing of his father. It was during this time that he was overtaken by a saying that would become the mantra of his life: “just keep livin.” In 2015, the foundation was created to help empower high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future. The work that Matthew McConaughey has done through his own foundation, his tireless commitment to giving back to the community, and his successful film and TV career, make him an obvious choice to be this year’s Inspiration Honoree.“City Summit and City Gala bring together leaders in their fields who have the common goal of supporting humanitarian efforts. Our event raises critical funds to allow startup, nonprofit organizations to get the funding they need to achieve their goals. We could not be more thrilled to have McConaughey as this year’s honoree,” said Ryan Long, Founder of City Summit & Gala. This year’s Gala will include dinner, a celebrity poker tournament, and live and online auction put on by CharityStars, the world’s most comprehensive fundraising platform and creator of AidCoin.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

Ban speaks out against use of language or actions to divide peoples

“Our world is more connected, but less united. Building trust has never been more important,” Mr, Ban said in a speech to the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of the Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched in 2005 by Spain and Turkey under United Nations auspices to promote better cross-cultural relations worldwide.“Dialogue is not an end in itself – it is also crucial to economic, social and human development. The Alliance strives to advance the stability, the security, the peace that is central for sustained economic growth,” Mr Ban told the gathering at UN Headquarters in New York.He said that small groups can inflict significant damage by their actions and pronouncements, with the possibility of the harm being multiplied by loose language in politics and other spheres of life.“Let us stand against those who seek to demonize ‘the other’. And let us reaffirm that our common interest can be lit by the flames of burning books – it is illuminated by reason and justice, by empathy and understanding,” the Secretary-General said.He strongly condemned remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the General Assembly’s ongoing high-level debate yesterday, when he questioned the cause of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks in the United States.“It is unacceptable for the platform of the General Assembly of the United Nations to be misused in this way,” the Secretary-General said. “I stand against the politics of polarization. I reject the language of hate,” he added.He acknowledged the “outstanding leadership” of Spain and Turkey in the Alliance and urged more countries to assume a greater role and provide increased support.“This is important, not only for the mission of the Alliance, but for all those who believe in our common humanity and our common future,” Mr. Ban said. 24 September 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today spoke out against the use of language and actions that cause divisions and distrust between people, stressing that dialogue was the best way to bridge cultural misunderstanding and create harmony between communities. read more

Darfur UN and partners assist civilians fleeing renewed tribal violence

The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said fighting resumed last week between the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes in the Aji Heir area – approximately 10 kilometres west of El Sireaf, where the internally displaced persons gathered. “Our joint priority with the Government, UNAMID and all partners in the region is to ensure the safety and security of all civilians in the area and to provide much needed humanitarian assistance,” the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ali Al-Za’tari, said in a statement issued today. The current humanitarian situation in the El Sireaf locality and in North Darfur follows an outbreak of violence on 5 January between the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes in the Jebel Amir area of North Darfur, resulting in a mass displacement of more than 100,000 people.UN and partnering aid organizations delivered over 700 metric tones of food and other relief supplies to the area in the last month, according to the statement.Mr. Al-Za’tari said the deadly tensions highlight “once again” the vulnerability of civilians in the area and cautioned that more civilians will flee the area unless a lasting solution to the conflict is found. The latest fighting has reportedly killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens more.UNAMID said it airlifted 37 wounded people, including a woman and two children, to El Fasher for medical treatment on 24 February, and carried 2,700 kilograms of medical and other supplies. “I call for the immediate end to the tribal clashes in North Darfur,” UNAMID’s Officer-in-Charge, Mohamed Yonis, said in a press release. “There is no solution to this conflict other than one that is driven by good-faith efforts toward reconciliation.” The Mission has been supporting reconciliation initiatives between the two sides and conducting security escorts to facilitate humanitarian access, and has significantly increased the number of daily patrols in North Darfur areas most affected by the violence.“My hope is that, in the upcoming weeks, the tensions in the area will ease and the reconciliation process will resume,” said Mr. Yonis. read more

Clippers fall bounce back to split series with IronPigs

The International League leading Columbus Clippers split a pair of seven inning games with the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday in what turned out to be two very different contests. Columbus’ David Huff took his previously unblemished record to the mound in the first game of the afternoon, but the IronPigs were swinging hot bats from the start. Five of the first six Lehigh Valley batters reached base safely, including a run scoring single from Ronnie Belliard and a run scoring ground-rule double by Josh Barfield to build a 2-0 advantage before the Clippers even stepped to the plate. And that would be all the help IronPigs’ starter Eddie Bonine would need. “I think the first game you’ve got to give credit to their starter, Bonine,” said Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh. “I think it’s not so much about what we didn’t do, it was more about what he did.” What he did was go five innings on the hill giving up just one run on five hits before making way for his bullpen to close out the game perfectly with two innings of no hit baseball. The IronPigs offense added a run in both the third and fourth innings to secure the 4-1 victory. Huff dropped his first game of the season falling to 3-1 with Bonine improving to 3-3. The afternoon’s second contest saw plenty of early offense once again, however, this time it was the home squad doing the damage from the batter’s box. “I thought it was key the way we came out in game two, especially after struggling a little bit offensively in game one,” Sarbaugh said. The Clippers got on the board in the first thanks to a Cord Phelps run scoring double before a power surge ensued over the next two innings. Jerad Head and Luke Carlin belted home runs of the solo and two-run variety respectively in the bottom of the second before Wes Hodges and Phelps added three and two run blasts of their own in the third. Second baseman Jason Kipnis and first basemen Hodges led the way offensively for the Clippers with three hits apiece and combined for five runs batted in between them. Kipnis credited the team’s boost in production from game one to two to their change in mindset. “I think everyone started to loosen up on the day and it kind of clicked in that we had to go back to our approaches,” he said. “We just had to step back, look at our pitch selection that we were swinging at and I think once guys started to do that you started to see better at bats, harder contact and more runs scored.” That they did. The Clippers ran IronPigs’ starter Brian Bass from the mound after just two innings in which they tagged him for eight earned runs on nine hits. After the Clippers cooled off, the IronPigs took a run at the 10-0 Columbus lead with two runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth, but ultimately fell short as the Clippers took game two by a score of 12-6. Scott Barnes got the job done on the mound for Columbus giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work to earn his second victory of the year. “He ran into a little bit of trouble in some innings where he wasn’t getting ahead of hitters,” Sarbaugh said of Barnes’ performance. “It was a good game for him and I think it is definitely something he can build off of…there were a lot of positives from Scott today.” With the split of the doubleheader, the Clippers move to 23-7 on the year and Lehigh Valley is now 16-14. The two squads split the four game series with two wins a piece. The Clippers will return to action on Monday night as they welcome the Charlotte Knights to town for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch. read more

Alexander Toncourt passes away

We great sadness we report that Alexander Toncourt, Assistant Secretary General of the European Handball Federation passed away in his home city, Vienna. Known among his colleagues as “Ali”, he worked previously as Secretary General of the Austrian Handball Federation, and since 1994 for the EHF as Assistant Secretary General. He also served as member of the International Handball Federation’s Commission of Organising and Competitions (COC) from 2000 to 2008 and as a technical delegate at World Championships.EHF President Tor Lian with great sadness commented on his death – “I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Ali’s passing away. Ali was a true professional, a trusted leader in the handball world and also a good friend. He will be greatly missed”, as well as Michael Wiederer (EHF Secretary General) “The news of Ali’s death has come as a great shock despite his battle with illness. He has been a trusted colleague and close friend for many years and his passing away is a huge personal loss.”Handball-Planet would also like to express condolences and compassion to his family, and relatives. ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 30): Rhein-Neckar Lowen beats Fuchse; Flensburg win! Next Story → Rutenka, Sorhaindo and Sarmiento staying in F.C Barcelona read more

Worlds smallest Android powered HDMI stick is only 35

first_imgCramming an HDMI-compatible computer into something the size of a USB stick continues to be a popular trend, but would you rather have a smaller HDMI stick or a more capable one? Smartvote now gives you a choice with their $35 SmartCandy line.In a world filled by tiny set-top boxes for media playback and streaming services, the smallest without compromising performance is the winner. As a result, there’s been an interesting switch to HDMI sticks. Just barely larger than a flash drive, these little wedges of plastic remove the box from the entertainment center altogether and hide everything neatly behind the television. This works well as long as your television’s HDMI ports are pointed off to the side or straight down. If these ports are flush with the back of the television, you now have a piece of plastic sticking out a few inches, making mounting or keeping the television flush with your wall a complicated prospect. Fortunately, there are companies looking to solve this by just make the stick itself smaller.Smartvote’s new SmartCandy is a dual-core Arm A9 Rockchip HDMI stick with 8GB of storage onboard and 1GB of RAM. This setup should be more than enough for playback of most standard files. If you get into transcoding larger files on the fly and watching them in 1080p, you’ll likely find that more horsepower is necessary.On the other side of the HDMI stick you’ll find a microUSB port that supports USB host mode. Using the $2 USB/Ethernet cable, it will support up to three USB connections. You could attach a larger hard drive, a keyboard, and a mouse for a decent inexpensive media console.For $35 it’s impressively small, but you lose built-in WiFi. You’ll need to attach WiFi separately, and it looks like you’ll need to do some juggling if you want to use WiFi and USB at the same time. Additionally, since the stick is sporting a Rockchip processor there’s no guarantee of either official software updates or third party support from the Android community.If you’re looking for a fun project that could end in a useful media center, SmartCandy looks like a good way to go. If you’re looking for a reliable system, and you’re unfamiliar with installing custom Android firmware, you’ll probably need to spend a little more than $35 to get what you are looking for.last_img read more

Weather has small impact on PDX flights today

first_imgFog in the Northwest and snow in the East are having some minor effects on PDX flights this morning.At last one flight from Portland to the New York City area has been canceled today. That is Continental 485 to Newark, N.J., due to depart at 7:50 a.m. Delta 2758 to New York’s Kennedy airport was delayed for at least two hours from its 6:40 a.m. scheduled departure.Despite fog blanketing the region, most other flights were operating normally. United Express seems to be having trouble between Medford and Portland; two of its three scheduled flights were canceled this morning and the third was delayed.You can always check the airport monitors at PDX remotely by logging on to http://www.flypdx.com.last_img read more

Many on SNAP get a twomonth delay in food benefits

first_imgDebra Robillard, a former broadcast journalist who worked in radio and television news for a decade, was homeless in Vancouver for about a year. She spent last winter sleeping on church floors thanks to the local Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter effort, and she’s just managed to rent her own apartment. Meanwhile, Robillard has been feeding herself thanks partially to a state food benefit for low-income people — a program called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, generally known as food stamps.But Robillard’s food benefit was slashed roughly in half for November and December. That’s because of a change in federal law, according to the state Department of Social and Health Services, and it is already affecting as many as 200,000 of the 600,000 SNAP recipients in Washington state. In Clark County, DSHS estimates, 12,700 households are affected.When Robillard went to the state DSHS office at Tower Mall in Vancouver the other day, she said, she learned that her monthly benefit for November and December will be $83. She said that her benefit used to be approximately $200 a month until federal budget cuts took hold a year ago, when they went down to $170. She was notified about this latest cut in a form letter in October, but missed just how deep it was going to be, she said.“I figured maybe $20 or $30. I’m almost used to that. But I ended up with about half of what I had before,” she said.Tied to utility assistanceAccording to a state information sheet, the cut is temporary and affects only those SNAP recipients who pay utilities as part of their rent or mortgage. “If you are paying for heating or cooling separately, your food assistance won’t be cut,” it says.last_img read more

UAF comes clean about disciplinary failures in sex abuse rape cases

first_imgThe University of Alaska Fairbanks violated its own policy regarding sexual misconduct cases between 2011 and 2014. University students responsible for rape and other sex crimes were not expelled or suspended during that time.It’s unclear how far back the improper punishment goes, but UAF said it is committed to turning that culture around.Download Audio(Creative Commons photo by Jimmy Emerson)The University of Alaska Fairbanks has found five instances of sexual misconduct when proper student disciplinary actions did not take place. Three of those cases involved rape.Mae Marsh is Title IX coordinator at UAF. Her office handles sexual misconduct complaints. She said not properly punishing sexual assault offenders in the past sent the wrong message to students.“Our silence was acceptance in some ways, but now we’re going back and we’re correcting that and that’s why we’re going public with it because we’re breaking the silence. You’re not alone anymore. This is it. We’ve got a new standard on how things are going to be on our campus,” Marsh said.Marsh joined UAF in 2012. UAF hired two investigators to look into sexual assault complaints in 2014. Prior to that, complaints were investigated by Residence Life staff, since most complaints took place in the dormitories. Formal sanctioning was the responsibility of the dean of students.“It’s not just that one person failed to do something. It was an entire system,” Marsh said.UAF took other measures against the students found responsible of sexual misconduct between 2011 and 2014, like not allowing them in dorms or on campus. All five cases also went through the criminal process with Fairbanks police and the district attorney.For the victims, Marsh said UAF provided counseling, medical assistance and academic help.In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education put all colleges and universities on alert that sex discrimination, including sexual violence and sexual harassment, is prohibited by Title IX laws. The University of Alaska system is in the middle of an audit by Department of Education for possible Title IX violations.It’s taken a few years, but Marsh said UAF has set up a structure to handle and track sexual assault complaints.“We have updated our policies, we’ve appointed coordinators, we’ve trained our professionals. We are in the process of installing a centralized tracking system. We had a huge awareness campaign that came out. We’ve trained all our employees. We’re implementing the climate surveys,” Marsh said.Marsh hopes these things have helped students feel more comfortable reporting sexual misconduct.In 2012, UAF had four reports of sexual misconduct. Last school year, there were 44. Those numbers are still low compared to national averages which show one in five females experience sexual assault while in college.Of those 44 reports last school year, four involved rape. One case has been investigated and the perpetrator is awaiting school sanctioning. The other three cases involve one alleged perpetrator and are still being investigated. The two men in these cases have been arrested.Marsh says UAF is in the process of rectifying the old cases. She says UAF will be retroactively sanctioning the students found responsible for sexual misconduct with suspension or expulsions. They won’t be able to re-enroll at UAF.last_img read more

ExBigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan resigns from Congress read statement

first_imgFormer Bigg Boss 11 contestant Arshi Khan resigns from Congress.PR handoutFormer Bigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan, who had stepped into politics by joining Congress party early this year, has now put down her resignation.In a statement posted on social media, Arshi said that she has resigned from Congress due to her professional commitments in the field of entertainment. The controversial personality stated that due to movies, web-series and music videos that she is part of, Arshi is not able to invest enough time in politics, and hence, she chose to step down from the responsibility.Below is the statement:”In view of my increasing assignments in entertainment, it is no longer possible for me to participate actively in politics. I hereby tender my resignation to the Indian National Congress. I will continue to love my country and commit to social causes & philanthrophy, and stand for justice for socially marginalized sections of the society. There are no other reasons for my resignation than my professional commitments in upcoming movies, webseries and music video productions. I look forward to leaving a strong imprint as an actress and entertainer in Indian cinema and I thank you for all your love and support”.Arshi had said that she had joined Congress as the vice president of Maharashtra. She had rose to fame with some controversial statements involving people like Pakistan Cricketer Shahid Afridi. Later, she became a known face after she had become one of the contestants in Bigg Boss 11.last_img read more

Iconic Texas Rangers Estate Being Auctioned Off

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:13 X Listen University of Texas PressCover of Joaquin Jackson’s memoir, One RangerJoaquin Jackson died at the age of 80 this summer – after a storied career in the Texas Rangers that earned him a Texas Monthly cover in the mid-90’s.His life was an almost-mythic representation of the Texas lawman – chasing down horse thieves, policing the borderlands against drug smugglers.But he also expressed some dismay at the hiring of the first women Texas Rangers toward the end of his career.In 2008 – he talked to Marfa Public Radio about his philosophy of being a Ranger:“Politics and law enforcement don’t mix. Even though you have to have the politician to get up and get money, get appropriations for you to function…you still don’t have to eat out of their hands. If you play politics then you can’t be fair, then you can’t be fair to each individual. You gotta treat the poor man the same as you treat the rich man.” Jackson’s personal collection of cowboy boots, hats, guns and police badges are being auctioned off.Also up for grabs are various historic items he owned like a poll tax receipt from 1921, signed by E.E. Townsend, a onetime Texas Ranger and Brewster County Sheriff who became known as the “father of Big Bend National Park” after paving the way for the park’s creation.The collection also includes rare bank notes and pictures from the early 20th century – and even a Texas flag that flew over the Alamo. Sharelast_img read more

Naughty America Uses Augmented Reality to Put Porn Stars in Your Living

first_imgIt was only a matter of time: Adult entertainment studio Naughty America released one of the industry’s very first XXX-rated augmented reality (AR) apps for Android phones this week, which promises to put life-sized 3D versions of adult entertainers in your living room.Or bedroom, for that matter, with Naughty America CEO Andreas Hronopoulos touting the app as a way for consumers to make their own adult videos at home. “It’s the future of making content,” he said in an interview with Variety. “People can make their own scenarios.”Naughty America AR, as the app is aptly being called, makes use of Google’s ARCore technology to scan a room, and then place digital objects atop of a camera-view of that room. It’s a technology that’s been used in the past to let users superimpose “Star Wars” characters, Pokemons, and full-blown games over their mobile device’s camera view. In the case of the Naughty America AR app, these characters are decidedly not safe for work. A free version of the app features female and male porn performers in their underwear. Paying users get to download completely nude characters. Each performer does a few moves, and some address the viewer directly with some choice dirty words.Each of these AR clips is just about three to four seconds long, which helped to keep the app and any additional downloads reasonably small. Hronopoulos said the company also planned to experiment with longer content if users requested it. “We didn’t really know what people want,” he said.Naughty America has long been a studio that has embraced cutting-edge technologies. The company was among the first to distribute VR porn, and more recently began to use artificial intelligence to offer custom-made Deepfake porn, which allows consumers to superimpose their own faces onto the bodies of porn stars.Hronopoulos argued that AR was the next big thing for both adult as well as mainstream entertainment. “For adults, it’s obviously pretty massive,” he said, adding that the same technology could also be used to let consumers take fully clothed selfies with digital holograms of mainstream Hollywood stars, and then share the results on social media. “It’s a whole new era,” he said.Google and Apple both have policies against distributing adult content on their app stores, which is why Naughty America is distributing its AR app directly via is website (link not safe for work). Hronopoulos said the company may eventually also produce content for AR headsets, or VR headsets that incorporate AR features. But for now, he argued that mobile AR was the place to be. “The Android operating system is the largest AR platform out there,” he said. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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US warns Nicaragua as more killed in unrest

first_imgStalled talksU.S. lawmakers are reported to be mulling a resolution condemning Nicaragua, and possibly preparing more sanctions on Ortega’s government.The Organization of American States has also backed early elections as a way out of the crisis.But talks between Ortega’s administration and the opposition, mediated by Catholic bishops in the country, have stalled for over a month, with Ortega refusing to bring forward polls.For Nicaragua’s 72-year-old president, a former left-wing guerrilla who has ruled over his poor nation for 22 of the past 39 years since his Sandinista rebels toppled a U.S.-backed dictator, the unrest has been the worst he has faced since returning to power in 2007.The protests were prompted by cutbacks to the social security system, but quickly spread as they tapped into broad disgruntlement with Ortega and his wife, whom he made his vice president.Ortega accuses the U.S. of financing opposition militias that he says are controlled dissident political groups.He said there was “a campaign of lies, terrible lies to try to hurt the image of Nicaragua and of its government.” Facebook Comments In Nicaragua 2018, living is resisting MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The United States on Tuesday warned Nicaragua to halt violence against opposition groups as at least four more people were killed in unrest that has gripped the country for three months.US Vice President Mike Pence said it was “undeniable” that Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government was behind the violence, despite his denials.Pence used Twitter to call on Ortega to “end the violence NOW” and bow to opposition demands to hold early elections. “The world is watching!” Pence added.A day earlier, Ortega gave an interview to U.S. television channel Fox News saying that he would not step down and would see through his current term to 2021.He also asserted “the turmoil has stopped” in his country after offensives over the past couple of weeks against protest hubs, and denied his security forces and coordinating paramilitaries were attacking peaceful demonstrators. Members of Nicaragua’s Special Forces patrol a street after clashes with anti-government protesters at the Sandino neighborhood in Jinotega, Nicaragua on July 24, 2018. AFP Photo / Marvin RecinosBrazilian killedBut an AFP photographer in the city of Jinotega, north of the capital, saw funerals for two of three people locals said were killed by police and pro-government paramilitaries.Those killed included a boy, said the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights.In Managua, a 32-year-old Brazilian medical student was fatally shot while driving home in the middle of the night, one of her professors at the American University in the capital said.Brazil’s government expressed “profound outrage” at the killing.In a statement, it demanded the killers be brought to justice, and it condemned the “disproportionate and lethal use of force, as well as the use of paramilitary groups in operations with security teams.”According to the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, there have been nearly 300 deaths since the unrest first erupted in mid-April. Most have been youths and university students who are at the forefront of the protests.Ortega, in his Fox interview, spoke only of “tens” of police officers killed in the violence. He also denied controlling paramilitaries acting against protesters.That prompted Pence to tweet: “State-sponsored violence in Nicaragua is undeniable. Ortega’s propaganda fools no one and changes nothing.”center_img Related posts:Nicaraguan student leaders meet with former President Oscar Arias Thousands march to back Nicaragua bishops after Ortega attacks Two dead in Nicaragua protest violence as Ortega calls for ‘peace’ Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threatslast_img read more

American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments Visitors to Costa Rica will have additional flight options when the world’s largest airline expands it service to the country. Starting Dec. 18, 2019, American Airlines will offer a second daily flight from its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and another to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). The flights will be served by Boeing 737-800 aircraft, according to the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT). Both will be red-eyes — departing from Dallas to Costa Rica at night and returning to the United States in the early morning. The new flights will go on-sale Monday, May 13. “These new services between Dallas-Fort Worth, San José and Liberia-Guanacaste are a sign of our strong commitment to Costa Rica,” said Rafael Sánchez, American Airlines’s regional manager overseeing Central America. “Costa Rica was the first country in Central America where American began operating almost 30 years ago, and today our presence is stronger than ever and we continue to grow.” American Airlines currently operates the following routes to Costa Rica: DFW to SJO (daily) Miami to SJO (3x daily)Charlotte, North Carolina to SJO (daily)Phoenix, Arizona to SJO (weekly, and daily during tourism high season) DFW to LIR (5 days per week)Miami to LIR (2x daily)Charlotte to LIR (2 days per week during tourism high season)The two new flights to DFW will bring American Airlines’s presence in Costa Rica to 77 flights each week during tourism high season.“Texas is one of the states where there is a significant amount of travel to Costa Rica from the United States of America, and a night flight like this is especially appreciated by business travelers because it allows them to work all day at their destination of origin and fly back in the early morning without losing the next day of work in Dallas,” said María Amalia Revelo, the Minister of Tourism.In 2018, Costa Rica welcomed 1,265,067 visitors from the United States, comprising 42% of the country’s total number of international arrivals.center_img Related posts:Guanacaste airport expansion set to begin in January Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders European airlines plan to increase flights to Costa Rica, ICT says KLM, Air Canada increase flights to Costa Ricalast_img read more

IDS Promotes Beckie Santos to Manager of New Product Development

first_img IDS 2017-08-09 Joey Pizzolato August 9, 2017 525 Views International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor, announced recently the promotion of former Manager of Development Beckie Santos to the newly created position of Manager of New Product Development.In her new role, Santos will leverage her development experience to work closely with the IDS development team as well as operations, quality assurance, and compliance to help shape and guide future solutions.Santos joined IDS in 2004 as a developer. During her tenure in development, she became known as a go-to developer for difficult projects. In 2010, Santos was promoted to Manager of Development.In her new position, Santos will also oversee the global integrity of IDS systems. She will further work to make certain that releases run smoothly, coordinating with both customer support and development to certify that all updates are clean and efficient.“In the past 13 years that Beckie has worked at IDS, she has developed a wide breadth of experience and is known for her detailed knowledge of the IDS document engine,” Mark Mackey, VP and General Manager of IDS said. “Beckie has developed a broad set of skills in product management and development and has a deep understanding of the IDS products and services, as well as great awareness of the needs of IDS clients. I look forward to Beckie’s impact and leadership in her new role.” in Data, Headlines, News, Origination, Servicing, Technologycenter_img Share IDS Promotes Beckie Santos to Manager of New Product Development  last_img read more

A Look Back at Tim Sloans Wells Fargo Tenure

first_imgA Look Back at Tim Sloan’s Wells Fargo Tenure March 28, 2019 782 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan announced Thursday that he will retire, less than three years into his tenure running the bank. Sloan will step down at the end of June.C. Allen Parker, Wells Fargo’s General Counsel, will serve as interim CEO and President while the bank searches for a long-term replacement.“In my time as CEO, I have focused on leading a process to address past issues and to rebuild trust for the future,” Sloan said in a statement. “We have made progress in many areas and, while there remains more work to be done, I am confident in our leadership team and optimistic about the future of Wells Fargo.” He added that his resignation came in part because “our ability to successfully move Wells Fargo forward from here will benefit from a new CEO and fresh perspectives. For this reason, I have decided it is best for the Company that I step aside and devote my efforts to supporting an effective transition.”“Tim Sloan has served this company with pride and dedication for more than 31 years, including in his role as CEO since October 2016,” said Wells Fargo Board Chair Betsy Duke in a statement. “He has worked tirelessly over this period for all of our stakeholders in the best long-term interest of Wells Fargo.”Sloan’s announcement comes only days after several senators, including Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, and Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, called for limitations on Wells Fargo’s growth to remain in place until such time as Sloan was no longer the company’s President and CEO.Sloan had recently appeared before Congress himself, addressing the House Financial Services Committee to discuss the bank’s progress in providing reparations related to past scandals and how the bank is working to improve its culture and better serve its customers.The hearing stemmed back to 2016, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Los Angeles City Attorney fined Wells Fargo Bank collective penalties of $185 million for opening millions of deposit and credit-card accounts in customers’ names without their consent or knowledge. The CFPB and OCC imposed the bank with civil money penalties and demanded restitution to harmed customers.In this month’s hearing, Sloan claimed the bank has worked toward a change in leadership, culture, and practices. He pointed out that Wells Fargo has created the required ethics training for all team members titled “Change for the Better.” He also added that he “cannot promise perfection” but suggested that the changes implemented will act as a deterrent to further issues. “We’ve made fundamental changes,” Sloan said. “I can give personal assurance the bank will comply with consent decrees.”center_img tim sloan Wells Fargo 2019-03-28 David Wharton Sharelast_img read more

Cyprus abolishes maximum daily cash withdrawal limits

first_imgCyprus abolished maximum daily cash withdrawal limits from bank accounts on Friday, a year after it imposed capital controls to prevent economic meltdown and a flight of cash under the terms of a painful international bailout.In a decree issued by the finance ministry, the €300 limit per person per day was scrapped, along with restrictions on breaking fixed-interest time deposits prior to maturity.The decree also allowed, under conditions, individuals to open bank accounts in other credit institutions.The finance ministry said the decision was taken because a performance-linked roadmap of stabilising the banking sector had been met.One of the benchmarks was completing the merger of Co-Op banks, a network of small lenders which received bailout money under terms of 10 billion euros in international aid to Cyprus.Individuals were also allowed to transfer up to €50,000 in funds per month without supporting documentation, and businesses €200,000, the finance ministry said.Restrictions remain on moving money abroad. Cypriot officials have previously said they anticipate that all controls could be fully lifted by the end of 2014.Cyprus was forced to wind down a major bank and convert large deposits in a second to recapitalise it in order to qualify for aid from the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission. (Reuters) You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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