New Delhi: A total of 197 sitting MPs, including 27 women parliamentarians, from the 2014 Lok Sabha polls have managed to retain their seats this general election. Kiren Rijiju, Jual Oram, Raja Mohan Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Babul Supriyo are among over 145 sitting BJP MPs from across the country who have retained their seats. Bihar saw 12 BJP MPs successfully retesting their fate, while Congress’ Supaual MP lost. The Congress had also fielded former BJP MP from Patna Sahib, Shatrughan Sinha, but he could not retain the seat. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Two sitting MPs were nominated by the JD(U), while three were fielded by LJP. All five of them won. Three RJD MPs were also renominated from the state, but had to face defeat. Five sitting MPs retained their constituencies with record margins in the national capital. In Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had renominated nine of its MPs, but could retain only two of the seats, including Vijaywada and Guntur. The YSR Congress party retained the Kadapa and Rajampet seats in the state. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations Assam saw two sitting MPs each from the BJP and Congress in the fray. While the BJP duo won, the Congress ones lost. The All India United Democratic Front retained its Dhubri seat. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had renominated sitting MP Mohammed Faizal P P from Lakshadweep and secured the seat in 2019 as well. The CPI(M) had renominated its MPs from two seats in Tripura, but both of them lost to BJP. The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) had renominated six of its MPs in Telangana, but could only retain two, while four of them lost to BJP. The AIADMK had reposed its faith in seven sitting MPs in Tamil Nadu, but did not wrest a single seat among them. BJP’s decision to renominate its Kanyakumari MP also did not yield result despite the Modi wave. In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress had fielded 23 of its sitting MPs of which nine could not retain their constituencies. BJP had renominated its lone MP from the state, Babul Supriyo, who emerged victorious. BJP fielded 16 sitting MPs in Rajasthan and all of them emerged victorious with comfortable margins. Similarly 14 of the 15 recontesting BJP MPs were successful in Maharashtra, while 15 of the Shiv Sena sitting MPs retained their seats. In Punjab, Congress had fielded three sitting MPs who won and two were fielded by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). While Prem Singh Chandumarja lost from Anandpur Sahib, Harsimrat Kaur Badal retained the Bathinda seat. The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) only seat in the Lok Sabha elections came from Punjab where its sitting MP Bhagwant Mann retained the constituency. While the BJD nominated four of its sitting MPs from Odisha, only two seats could be retained. The only BJP sitting MP from the state Jual Oram retained the Sundargarh seat. Congress MP from Shillong, Vincent Pala also retained his seat. From Goa, BJP had renominated both its sitting MPs. While Shripad Yasso Naik retained the North Goa seat, Narendra Keshav Sawaikar lost from South Goa seat. The BJP had fielded 16 of its sitting MPs from Gujarat and all of them retained their respective constituencies. Haryana saw five BJP MPs retaining their constituencies, while Congress’ Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda could not retain the seat. Two of the four sitting BJP MPs in Himachal Pradesh recontested from their constituencies and retained the Mandi and Hamirpur seats. In Jammu, BJP had renominated Jugal Kishore who retained the seat. While Anantnag’s sitting MP and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti lost the election, NC’s Farooq Abdullah retained the Srinagar seat. The BJP had renominated eight of its sitting MPs in Jharkhand and seven of them were successful. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha had fielded two of its sitting MPs, but only one of them won. All eight sitting MPs from BJP who were renominated from Karntaka won, while seven MPs fielded by Congress lost in the state. No sitting MP sought re-election from Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Kolkata: Within 24 hours of announcement of the results of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, political violence erupted across the state. Trinamool Congress workers and supporters were allegedly attacked by BJP workers in several districts.In some places, BJP alleged that Trinamool workers attacked their workers instead and tried to instigate violence. However, both the parties have denied the allegations made against them. According to sources, in several districts of North Bengal, BJP workers and supporters allegedly attacked Trinamool workers and ransacked party offices. At Kalaikunda in West Midnapore, a Trinamool party office was vandalised and miscreants reportedly tore the flags of the party, whereas In Narayangarh the wife of a Trinamool worker was reportedly assaulted by BJP workers on Thursday night. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaOn Friday, Trinamool party offices at Sitai, Haribola and Giridhari areas in Cooch Behar were allegedly ransacked by BJP-backed hooligans. Local Trinamool leader Ashok Kumar Roy’s home was vandalised as well. Though Trinamool is pointing the finger at BJP for attacking them, saffron leadership has also alleged that Trinamool workers had planned to attack their workers. At Chila area in Tufangunj, Trinamool allegedly attacked a rally taken out by BJP workers to celebrate their win in Cooch Behar. Five BJP workers got injured in the incident. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersBJP workers reportedly took out another rally at Saltora in Bankura. At the same time, Saltora Trinamool block president Kalipada Roy was passing through the area. Seeing the rally, he reportedly got down from his car and misbehaved with the BJP supporters. Though the matter was settled immediate after the incident, on Friday morning some BJP workers allegedly vandalised Roy’s house in Saltora. Later, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control. In Durgapur, a Trinamool worker’s house was vandalised on Thursday night. According to sources, on Thursday night a few miscreants attacked the house of Trinamool worker Pratima Bagdi at Laudoha. She alleged that the miscreants were all BJP workers, which the leadership denied. Meanwhile on Thursday night, BJP and Trinamool workers also got involved in a clash at Shalimar gate number 5. Workers from both the parties reportedly pelted stones and bricks at each other. As a result, several persons from both the groups got injured. After being informed, police went to the spot and tried to control the situation. However, a few police personnel also got injured in the process. Later, a huge police force along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) and combat force reached the spot and controlled the situation.
Rabat – Morocco’s revenues on alcoholic drinks, tobacco, and gambling will increase with a surtax that aims at protecting Moroccans.Morocco’s revenues related to the consumption tax on alcoholic drinks, cigarettes and gambling is expected to exceed MAD 10 billion in 2017. According to next year’s finance bill, tobacco, the most important generator of revenue, is expected to pump MAD 9.16 billion into Morocco’s treasury.As for gambling, Morocco will generate a little over MAD 160 million of tax revenue in 2017, reports the Moroccan daily Assabah in its December 14 edition. Meanwhile, tax revenue from alcoholic beverages of all types are expected to hit MAD 1.253 billion. Profits from wine and spirits sales should generate MAD 521 million while the tax and parafiscal revenues associated with the consumption of beer will be around MAD 732 million for next year.The revenues from the domestic consumption tax on these products have been gradually rising since 2012 and will reach peak levels in 2017.According to the same source, points out that the Moroccan Justice and Development Party currently leading the government has confirmed that the surcharge on these products aims at reducing consumption among Moroccans. Moroccan Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi, says Assabah, has maintained that this measure will protect Moroccans from addiction.
TORONTO — Ontario’s plan to hike minimum wage to $15 an hour will cost the province’s economy as many as 90,000 jobs by 2020, according to a new report from TD Bank.The findings come in an economic analysis released Tuesday by the bank that says that despite the job losses, Ontario’s economy will continue to grow but at a slower rate of 0.5 per cent annually. The report says raising the minimum wage can potentially generate more benefits to society than costs but the rapid speed of implementation will increase the negative hit to employment.TD senior economist Michael Dolega said the job forecasts don’t reflect layoffs the proposed policy would cause, but jobs which won’t be created because the minimum wage hike will slow economic growth in Ontario.“It’s not that come Jan. 1 that there’s going to be 90,000 people laid off,” he said. “It’s that there would have been more jobs created had the economy expanded. Now, these jobs are potentially going to be taken by automation or there’s just going to be less impetus for hiring.”Unions pan U.S., Mexican response to Canada labour standards proposal for NAFTAQuebec shared concerns with feds over tax proposals, right from the startThe provincial Liberal government has announced it will increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019 — with the increase phased in gradually and rising with inflation, as scheduled, from $11.40 currently to $11.60 in October, to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, 2018 and $15 the following year.The proposed changes are in response to a government-commissioned report released last week that included 173 recommendations addressing precarious work. The Changing Workplaces review concluded that new technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario’s 6.6 million workers vulnerable.The TD analysis makes a number of suggestions to help mitigate the impact of the increase, including establishing different minimum wages for different cities in the province and doubling the phase-in period from two to four years.“Our main concern is the speed in which it’s being implemented,” Dolega said. “We do suggest the government potentially extend the timeline … that allows businesses time to prepare for this and implement whatever measures they need without cutting labour or taking other measures that are more severe.”Premier Kathleen Wynne said Tuesday that she hadn’t seen the TD analysis but that economists are not in complete agreement about the impact of the proposed policy.“I can tell you that we have duelling economists on this issue,” she said. “I’ve been very clear, in a province as wealthy as Ontario, to have people working full time, maybe two jobs, and still going to the food bank is unacceptable. That’s why we’re raising the minimum wage.”The new report comes two weeks after the province’s economic watchdog, the Financial Accountability Office, estimated more than 50,000 people could lose their jobs due to the minimum wage increase.The FAO report said job losses would be concentrated among teens and young adults, while the number of minimum wage workers in Ontario would increase from just over 500,000 to 1.6 million in 2019.The Keep Ontario Working Coalition, a group representing business, conducted its own economic analysis of the minimum wage increase which concluded over 185,000 jobs could be impacted by the hike.
In the five years since the Security Council adopted a resolution to take appropriate steps when civilian populations were deliberately targeted, “there have been new challenges to the safety and well-being of civilian populations, and the tools that we have at our disposal to address these concerns need to be developed accordingly,” he says in a report to the Council.In today’s low-intensity conflicts, fought by combatants who are less well-trained than those forming conventional armies, “the impact of armed conflict on civilians goes far beyond the notion of collateral damage,” he says. “Targeted attacks, forced displacement, sexual violence, forced conscription, indiscriminate killings, mutilation, hunger, disease and loss of livelihoods collectively paint an extremely grim picture of the human costs of armed conflict.”The Security Council has addressed challenges as they have arisen, most recently the issue of ensuring humanitarian access to people in need in western Sudan’s Darfur, but the current framework has gaps, he says.”For these reasons, the Security Council may wish to consider adopting a resolution incorporating developments in areas such as a more systematic, comprehensive mandate for peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions, physical protection and, especially, protection from sexual violence, and child protection,” he says.Incorporating with greater clarity the particular issues of concern and the possible actions to be taken in a resolution would strengthen the protection framework, Mr. Annan says. Enhancing the capacity and readiness of regional organizations to respond to protection concerns, since they bring regional skills and experiences to bear, will also contribute significantly to the effectiveness with which the civilian needs are addressed, he says.Mr. Annan notes that he has called for a more predictable humanitarian response in complex emergencies, but points out that the absence of a multi-sectoral monitoring and reporting mechanism has not allowed the Council to identify areas of concern systematically or assess the impact of its actions.A systematic data-collection mechanism is being established jointly with the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which will draw on and collate information from existing monitoring and reporting mechanisms.Efforts will be made to draw on and seek active collaboration with academic institutions working in these areas, he says.
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who’s conducting a politically charged review of the nation’s deportation policy, said Thursday he’s looking at making changes to a much-criticized program that runs people booked for local crimes through a federal immigration database.Johnson said the “Secure Communities” program has “become very controversial” and needs “a fresh start.”The program allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to ask local police and sheriffs to detain people who’ve been booked and whose fingerprints match up in a federal database for immigration violations. ICE can then decide whether to deport them.That’s led to complaints that people are being deported for immigration violations even without being convicted of any crime, or with only minor offences. Police and sheriff’s officials also complain people are afraid to interact with law enforcement because they worry they’ll be deported. In the wake of recent court rulings casting doubt on the program, local governments have increasingly announced plans to refuse to honour the detention requests.Johnson offered little detail in comments on PBS’ “NewsHour,” but he indicated he might aim to revamp the program to focus on people who’ve actually been convicted, not just those arrested or booked.“In my judgment, Secure Communities should be an efficient way to work with state and local law enforcement to reach the removal priorities that we have, those who are convicted of something,” he said.Changes to the Secure Communities program or other enforcement policies would answer some demands from immigrant advocates who’ve been pressuring President Barack Obama to take steps to curb record-high deportations on his watch. But many advocates have pushed for Secure Communities to be eliminated altogether, and such steps also would fall short of the sweeping action advocates are pushing for to allow some of the 11.5 million people in the country illegally to stay.“Secure Communities has caused irreparable damage to immigrant communities, and although any attempt to prevent families from being unnecessarily ripped apart is welcome, a step like this is simply too little, too late,” said Kamal Essaheb, an attorney at the National Immigration Law Center.Obama two years ago extended work permits and protection from deportation to some immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Johnson said he was still reviewing the possibility of expanding the program, but he sounded notes of caution, as Obama has.“I would say that we have to be careful not to pre-empt Congress in certain areas,” Johnson said. “They are the lawmakers. Whatever we do in the executive branch, we have to do within the confines of existing law.”The deportation review comes with sweeping immigration legislation stuck in the GOP-led House 11 months after Senate passage. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Erica Werner, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2014 5:56 pm MDT FILE – In this March 18, 2014, file photo, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference in Washington. Johnson, who’s conducting a politically charged review of the nation’s deportation policy, said Thursday, May 15 he’s looking at making changes to a much-criticized program that runs people booked for local crimes through a federal immigration database.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File) Homeland chief says sees changes to ‘Secure Communities’ program of immigration enforcement
The No. 4 Ohio State wrestling team added two wins in Big Ten action after defeating both Michigan and Northwestern this weekend. The Buckeyes fell to Michigan in 14 consecutive matches from 1994-2007. However, the Buckeyes have turned the tables on the Wolverines, taking the past three matches.Friday night, the Buckeyes took a major decision over the Wolverines 29-9. Junior Nikko Triggas put the Buckeyes on the board early with a pin. Triggas is ranked No. 20 at 125 pounds. A California High School State Champion and three time state qualifier out of Moraga, Calif., Triggas had his support system in the crowd over the weekend.“I’ve got six family members here; they come out here twice a year to my matches,” Triggas said. They picked a great weekend to come out.In just under 3:00, Triggas had his second pin of the weekend on Sunday against Northwestern. “A pin against Michigan is always huge and to get a second one in the same weekend is great,” Triggas said. With 141 pins, he holds the record at Campolindo High School for most career pins.He’s working toward another school record with 12 pins on the season.“I’m climbing up the leaderboard for all-time in Ohio State. I have to get a few more to top the season off,” Triggas said.Coach Tom Ryan would like to see Triggas’ stamina improve during this training phase. “He’s really good on top and when you’re tired you’re not as good on top and on your feet, so there’s a lot of room for improvement,” Ryan said. Triggas likes the camaraderie and team aspect at the collegiate level, but admits he’s probably better at the Greco-Roman and freestyle. In 2008, he took two gold medals at the Pan American Championships in Junior Greco-Roman and freestyle events. He is just one of two wrestlers to win both events. As a Buckeye he is a two-time NCAA championship qualifier and led the team last season in falls and near falls. Ryan and Triggas have the same mentality: They all plan on going to the championships.After a 37-6 win over Northwestern, the Buckeyes are 16-1 overall and 5-0 in Big Ten conference action. The team heads to Illinois for another conference match on Friday at 8 p.m.
Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and secondaries coach Jeff Hafley speaks to the media for the first time on National Signing Day on Feb. 6. Credit: Colin Gay | Sports EditorComing into his third season, Ohio State junior cornerback Jeffrey Okudah will have his third different cornerbacks coach, working under Greg Schiano and Taver Johnson in his first and second year, respectively. As one of the older guys in the cornerback room, he said not having that level of consistency with his position coach has been “unfortunate.” But that did not stop head coach Ryan Day from talking up the new secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, a defensive backs specialist, who has spent his past six seasons in the NFL. “Coach Day told us, when he hired him, that he’d be one of the best coaches we have ever had,” Okudah said. “So far, it seems like it’s been the case.” In his first spring with the Buckeyes, Hafley has taken to heart the goals Day set for the defense in his introductory press conference: creating a high-energy, yet simple defense. With that in mind, Hafley combined the cornerbacks and safeties into one cohesive room, a room that would speak the same language, and one that would more effectively communicate and understand what is going on in the pass defense. Instead of mastering one single position, Hafley aims for his players to understand the bigger picture. “I want to teach these guys how to play the game,” Hafley said. “I don’t want them to just be pigeonholed into one position. I want them to play football and learn different positions because I think it will help us and I think it will help them in the future.” This is something Hafley has been integrating with Matt Barnes, the assistant secondary coach, neither of whom focuses on a single position. “From one individual period to the next, I have the corners, then I have the safeties, and I’m back with the corners,” Barnes said. “We are just bouncing around, it’s really by drill how we want to set it up.” So far, Hafley said this is something that his position group has bought into. He said the focus during the spring has primarily been on technique, learning the basics of the positions to create a fast yet sound secondary once fall comes. Hafley feels as though the training and the drills now, even if defensive scheme is not the major part of it, help define the ceiling of his position group later. “Spring is about creating a culture, playing with a great energy, and getting better at fundamentals and technique, which ultimately will win and lose you games,” Hafley said. For Hafley, the center of the culture has been redshirt senior cornerback Damon Arnette. From coaching the younger players in his room to jarring with redshirt senior wide receiver K.J. Hill after reps to punching junior wide receiver Jaylen Harris after a drill, Arnette has shown an ability to be a fiery leader in the room. “I haven’t seen any down from him,” Hafley said. “I see a guy who is doing everything right on and off the field, I see a guy who is giving it all he has, guy in the meeting room who is awesome.” Arnette is Hafley’s main example of the simplicity he expects, establishing a foundation for what he wants to become a fast defense that can consistently beat opposing offenses, but with a simple approach.Okudah said that is all Ohio State needs with the names the Buckeyes have at both safety and cornerback. “We are pretty talented enough to go out there and run basic things and just beat schools,” Okudah said. “If everyone is playing fast, the defense does not necessarily have to be complicated. You can just run simple things and just rely on speed and talent to beat teams.” Hafley does not focus on the struggles from this past season: the complex secondary approach that led to the Buckeyes allowing 245.2 passing yards per game, fourth-worst in the Big Ten. Instead, he looks at what could be, looking ahead at the talent and preparing them to be at their maximum potential by Aug. 31. What will a simple, yet fast secondary bring to Ohio State next season? Hafley does not know yet, and he does not want to speculate. “We will find out,” Hafley said.
By Rónán Duffy (Click here if video doesn’t play)“MPs should vote with the government against Corbyn’s pointless delay,” Johnson said. 54 Comments UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside Downing Street this evening. UK PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has said that there are “no circumstances” in which he will seek another Brexit delay from the EU, adding that he does not want a general election.Speaking outside Downing Street this evening after he had called his ministers to an unplanned meeting of cabinet, Johnson said that the UK would be leaving the EU on 31 October “no ifs, no buts”.The speech comes as Labour’s Hilary Benn MP tabled a bill that seeks to force the UK government to extend the Brexit deadline and seek a new agreement with the EU.It also seeks to prevent a no-deal Brexit by requiring parliament’s consent to leave without a deal.Speaking this evening, Johnson sought to discourage MPs from supporting this and other similar legislation. Sep 2nd 2019, 6:31 PM I want everybody to know that there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay. We’re leaving on the 31 October, no ifs, no buts. We will not accept any attempt to go back on our promises or scrub that referendum.“And armed and fortified with that conviction, I believe we will get a deal at that crucial summit in October. A deal that parliament will certainly be able to scrutinise.“And in the meantime let’s let our negotiators get on with their work without that Sword of Damocles over their necks and without an election. I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election. Let’s get on with the people’s agenda,” he added.Johnson’s decision to hold a cabinet meeting and a Downing Street statement led to speculation that the UK is moving closer to a general election.If Johnson was to seek a general election, he would require the support of two-thirds of the House of Commons due to the UK’s Fixed-term Parliaments Act. “I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election”Boris Johnson warns MPs against “another pointless delay” to #Brexit, saying it will “chop the legs out from under the UK position” 🎥 Watch PM’s Downing Street statement in full ⬇️Live updates: https://t.co/4bQSoz317A pic.twitter.com/K6BoWpGp3e— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 2, 2019 23,738 Views Image: PA Images Source: BBC Politics/Twitter https://jrnl.ie/4792740 Share22 Tweet Email Monday 2 Sep 2019, 6:30 PM ‘I don’t want an election’ – Boris Johnson rules out another Brexit extension in Downing Street speech The UK Prime Minister says the country is leaving the EU on 31 October “no ifs, no buts”. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson outside Downing Street this evening. Image: PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL
“Wheels of Change” offers part-time jobs, transportation for homeless 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Updated: 3:25 PM Posted: February 26, 2018 , Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe City of San Diego has announced a new program that provides day jobs and transportation for homeless people. Councilmember Scott Sherman says the program, called “Wheels of Change,” could help address one aspect of a multifaceted issue.“There’s a segment of the homeless who do want to work and want to try and get back on their feet,” Sherman said. “They’re out there.”A van will pick up 10 to 12 people at a time and take them to do jobs like weed-pulling, brush abatement and litter cleanup. Sherman says this will make city employees available for other jobs while helping people get on their feet. It may also help homeless people build networks with people who can help them find permanent housing.The first six months of the program will be funded by the private citizen who first brought the idea to the city.“They believed in it so strongly that they’re going to fund the first six months,” Sherman said. “They already bought the van. It’s all ready to go. It just shows that this is a community wide program and it takes more than just one segment of the community trying to solve it.”KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was live at the Barrio Logan bridge shelter on Good Morning San Diego with more information. February 26, 2018
February 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 28, 2019 Proposed Circus Cruelty Prevention Act impact on animal refuges KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – State Senator Ben Hueso recently introduced a bill aimed at prohibition on use in traveling animal acts but according to the organization Wild Wonders the bill would basically be the death of wild animal refuges in California.Senate Bill -313 also known as the Circus Cruelty Prevention Act proposes would prohibit a person from using, or allowing to be used, a wild or exotic animal, as defined, in a traveling animal act.The part that Wild Wonders Execuative Director Jackie Navarro says will impact the program is the bill would prohibit outreach educational programs unless they are provided by an organization which is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.“Wild Wonders and hundreds of other smaller private zoos will go out of business, and the incredible learning opportunities provided to children will cease to exist,” said Navarro. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Sportingbet was one of the country’s leading online sportsbooks before being shut down in 2013 following its acquisition by William Hill, but CrownBet CEO Matthew Tripp – whose father Alan once owned the Sportingbet brand – wants to bring it back to life. Ironically, it was Matthew Tripp who launched the similarly named Sportsbet in 2005 before selling the company to Irish betting giant Paddy Power in 2011.This week’s injunction comes after Sportsbet filed an application with the Federal Court to block the move on the grounds that the names are too similar and may cause confusion in the market. CrownBet has yet to comment on the injunction.The Stars Group purchased a 62% stake in CrownBet in February, later increasing its stake to 80% after also beating out Sportsbet to acquire William Hill Australia Holdings Pty Ltd. Those acquisitions have seen CrownBet establish itself as a clear number three in the hyper-competitive Australian sports betting market behind Tabcorp and Sportsbet. Load More Sky Betting, BetEasy additions spark 73.6% revenue surge for The Stars Group RelatedPosts Australian Securities and Investments Commission to sell 80 million vested Donaco shares Leading Australian sportsbook CrownBet may have to rethink a proposed name change after one of its main rivals, Sportsbet, won a temporary injunction preventing use of the name “Sportingbet”.As reported by Inside Asian Gaming last month, CrownBet – which was recently purchased by Canadian online poker and gaming company The Stars Group – has filed an application to reserve the Sportingbet name with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The Only Way is Up
The White House has not said whether President Trump will sign a bipartisan spending agreement that shaped up Monday to stop another government shutdown. Administration officials said Tuesday they want to first see the legislative text, which is still being finalized.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged the President to sign it, but some conservatives insist the compromise doesn’t do enough for border security; similar criticism emboldened President Trump to back away from a compromise in December, setting the stage for the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history.About 25 percent of the federal government is currently running on a stopgap spending bill that expires Friday night. ADC AUTHOR
At most, 36 percent of Black registered voters in Baltimore City voted in the 2014 General Election.Based on early exit poll data, the AFRO calculates a rough estimate of only 27.7 percent of voting age Blacks cast their ballots in Baltimore City. The experts predict that the actual number is likely much lower based on structural obstacles to voting as well as general voter apathy.According to Dr. John Bullock, assistant professor of political science at Towson University, that 27.7 percent figure likely significantly overstates the percentage of Blacks that actually turned out to vote.“Blacks actually tend to turn out less,” said Bullock, who notes that not only do a higher proportion of Whites tend to vote than Blacks, but that persons with higher income, education and who are older also vote at a more consistent rate. He indicated that Blacks in highly impoverished Baltimore City likely turned out at a rate even lower than the dismal 27.7 percent the AFRO was able to calculate based on available data.Bullock says that many factors affect Black voter turnout in Baltimore. He notes that some of the common challenges are structural issues, such as general apathy and ineligibility to vote for convicted felons. Bullock believe the biggest issue is a lack of progress in people’s lived daily realities.“I think [the low turnout] has to do with the conditions that people have lived under for a number of years,” said Bullock. “They may look at their neighborhoods, their schools and public services, and [they may] not see much of a change whether they vote or not. So they figure, ‘Well, why vote anyway?’”For Catalina Byrd, an elections consultant who has worked with a number of campaigns in the state of Maryland, she says that Baltimore’s generational dynamics play an important role in suppressing turnout. Byrd notes that many older voters disengaged from the electoral process because they felt betrayed by the lack of progress under previous generation of Black civic leaders.“A byproduct of this is that [the older generation] didn’t teach their children the importance, or instill a value in the voting process, in their children,” explained Byrd. “So you have the next generation now not even being pushed to vote,and having to find reasons on their own to vote.”For persons between 18 and 29, says Byrd, the priorities and demands of young adulthood often overtake any imperative to become engaged in the electoral process. This disengagement is then exacerbated by campaigns that focus their energy on traditional voters to the neglect of potential future supporters.“It’s always funny because everybody does voter registration—those new voters never get any outreach because [campaigns] don’t anticipate that they’re going to vote. . . . Democrats in Baltimore City don’t vote, they just register.”To see how we reached our figure of 27.7 percent, visit www.afro.com. Note:Because there is no data available tracking votes cast by race, it was necessary to make a number of assumptions to reach our figure of 27.7 percent Black turnout relative the Black voting age population. To arrive at the 27.7 percent figure, the AFRO used the following methodology: First, We took the reported total number of votes cast for governor in Baltimore City (135,787) and calculated 63.3 percent of that figure in order to arrive at the approximate total of Black votes cast (85,953 votes). Sixty-three and three-tenths percent is the percentage of Baltimore’s population who identified as Black or African American in the last census.The AFRO then calculated the Black voting age population by taking the census’s most recent population estimate for the city (622,104 residents) and multiplying that figure by .789 (representing the 78.9 percent of the city’s population that the census estimates is of voting age). That figure yielded 490,840 voting age residents in the city of Baltimore, from which we took 63.3 percent in order to estimate a total of 310,702 voting age Black Baltimoreans.Next, we calculated the percentage from the 85,953 estimated Black votes represented out of the total 310,702 person voting age Black population to arrive at 27.7 percent. The methodology is flawed in a number of obvious ways. First, the assumptions require that Blacks vote in proportion to their share of the population. Second, the figure would have to denote that the total Black share of Baltimore’s population is consistent among persons both over and under 18. However flawed, the assumptions were necessary in light of the limitations of available data. The figure is only as a very rough estimate of the turnout in last week’s election relative the city’s Black voting age population.Based on available data, 36 percent of registered voters cast a vote for governor in 2014. Assuming Blacks vote in proportion to their share of the city’s population, we estimate that 36 percent of Black registered voters cast a vote this year as well. We know, however, that Black registrations do not reflect their population share, so that 36 percent figure is an even higher overestimation than our 27.7 percent calculation for voting age Blacks.
Is the Regulatory Burden About to Lifted for Financial Institutions? Banks are about to receive some of the regulatory relief they have long been seeking.As part of the review required every 10 years by the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) of 1996, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Monday announced proposed changes in order to remove outdated or unnecessary provisions and rules, therefore reducing the regulatory burden on banks and federal savings associations.The proposed changes announced Monday followed three Federal Register notices and six outreach meetings conducted nationwide since late 2014. In these outreach meetings, the OCC solicited comments from bankers, consumer and community groups, and other stakeholders or interested parties.While the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the OCC are required to review the EGRPRA jointly, the proposed rule changes announced on Monday are exclusive to the OCC and its supervision of banks and federal savings associations, according to the announcement.“Rather than delaying proposed changes until the completion of the EGRPRA review at the end of the year, the OCC is seeking to reduce undue burden sooner where possible,” the OCC’s announcement stated.According to the OCC, Monday’s proposal complements other actions the agency has taken to further the EGRPRA’s mandate both separately and with other agencies. Those actions include:A final rule by the OCC issued last May to remove outdated or unnecessary licensing requirements;Interagency efforts to streamline Call Report requirementsAn interagency interim final rule that allows more qualifying community banks to be eligible for the 18-month exam cycle;Interagency guidance on the evaluation process in the appraisal rulesIn addition to those actions, the OCC has recommended further regulator changes to remove or reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, such as: allowing community banks an exemption from the Volcker rule and a proposal to provide federal savings associations with more flexibility to adapt to business and economic changes, which in turn would allow them to better serve their communities.The proposal published on Monday would:Remove notice and approval requirements for certain changes in permanent capital involving national banks;Simplify certain licensing rules for business combinations involving federal mutual savings associations;Clarify national bank director oath requirements;Remove certain financial disclosure requirements for national banks;Remove certain unnecessary regulatory reporting, accounting, and management policy requirements for federal savings associations;Allow the electronic submission of filings required under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;Remove unnecessary requirements in the electronic activities rule for federal savings associations;Update recordkeeping and confirmation requirements for national banks’ and federal savings associations’ securities transactions; andIntegrate and update OCC rules for national banks and federal savings associations relating to municipal securities dealers, Securities Exchange Act disclosures, securities offering disclosures, and insider and affiliate transactions.Click here to view the notice published in the Federal Register by the OCC on the proposed rule changes. Comments must be received within 60 days of the notice’s publication in the Federal Register. Banks Federal Savings Association Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2016-03-14 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Share March 14, 2016 562 Views
Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Fairmont Baku and Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and their respective destinations are rising tourist spots. Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv becomes the city’s first luxury hotel and Fairmont Baku is in the awe-inspiring, skyline-changing Flame Towers.Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is poised to become one of the next big luxury travel destinations with the help of oil money being pumped into the city for a 2020 Olympic bid. Three new luxury hotels — Fairmont (fall 2012), Four Seasons (July 2012) and Jumeirah (spring 2012?) — are also enhancing this city to be a must-visit luxury destination. In addition, Baku was the 2011 winner and 2012 host of the popular Eurovision Song Contest, and was recently singled out by Lonely Planet as a top ten global hot spot for urban nightlife.The most anticipated of the three hotel openings is the Fairmont Baku, opening in fall 2012. It will be one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the city. The hotel will be part of the awe-inspiring Flame Towers, a three-turreted, multi-use building paying tribute to the country’s name, which means ‘The Land of the Fire’ when translated in modern Persian. Highlights of the new hotel include:-318 guestrooms and suites, set in one of the three Flame Towers– Prime location on the Absheron Peninsula next to the Azerbaijan parliament buildings and overlooking the Caspian Sea.-Guestrooms will be modern and sophisticated with décor reflecting the rich culture and heritage of the city. -Fairmont Gold and over 25,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 24-hour business centre complete with IT butler service and secretarial support.-Several restaurants, bars and lounges, including an authentic French patisserie and a specialty steak-house. Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv just opened in March 2012, becoming the first luxury hotel in Kyiv. The Ukraine and its beautiful, historic capital, Kyiv, are on the rise as an up-and-coming travel destination thanks to much-needed money invested into its tourism sector. The city’s enhancements and hotel’s opening come just in time for the 2012 European Football Championship this month! The airport has been revamped, numerous restaurants and retail outlets have been added, a hot underground art scene has formed and the Fairmont hotel is now bringing the city to a new level to attract high-end travelers to the city. Highlights of the new luxurious hotel include:-258 elegant guestrooms, including 54 suites as well as Royal and Presidential suites, offering spectacular views of Podil Square and the Dnipro River -Classic, old-world design reminiscent of a stately palace or grand manor home -Cosmopolitan and trendy atmosphere, making it an urban hotspot for the “it” crowd. -Range of dining options, including a stylish Champagne bar, with Champagne tastings by the glass, and chic cigar lounge 13,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 5,000-square-foot ballroom -Fairmont Spa with six treatment rooms and a full beauty salonwww.fairmont.com
THE possibility of closer cooperation between Cyprus and Egypt in the field of hydrocarbons, including the sale of natural gas to Cairo, will be examined by a joint technical committee which will meet for the first time in February, it was announced yesterday.The decision was made during a meeting in Nicosia between Energy Minister of Giorgos Lakkotrypis and the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail.“We agreed on the immediate establishment of a joint technical committee, which will look at possible ways of cooperation between the two countries,” Lakkotrypis said after the meeting.He appeared confident that cooperation between Cyprus and Egypt would yield positive results very soon.Cyprus is turning to Egypt in an attempt to examine all possible options for the exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits found in its Exclusive Economic Zone.In addition to plans to build a terminal for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the ministry wants to have a plan B or even plan C, if this effort does not materialise.Five years ago Cyprus was discussing the possibility of buying natural gas from Egypt, as the country was one of the largest exporters of gas to Europe and the Mediterranean.However, growing domestic needs and political instability in the country have resulted in a reduction in exports, with Egypt facing problems in meeting its export contracts with foreign companies.The Cypriot minister said the discussed how “we could exploit the natural wealth of Cyprus in cooperation with Egypt” adding that the neighbouring country could be a potential buyer of Cyprus’ natural gas.The committee, Lakkotrypis said, will examine the technical and economic aspects of this possibility and of closer cooperation in general.It will be set up immediately and the minister expressed hope that in February it will have its first meeting in Cairo.The Egyptian Minister said the teams would look at the different options that are available for the exchange of information, joint projects, and sharing of expertise built over years in Egypt in the different fields of oil and gas, including upstream-midstream-downstream.“Today we had a very fruitful meeting. We decided to take our future cooperation between the two countries a step forward by creating and developing a joint team between the two countries of experienced staff from both ministries,” he said.Preliminary results of an appraisal well carried out by Houston-based Noble Energy for natural gas in Block 12 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone estimate the hydrocarbon reserve between 3.6tcf and 6tcf with a gross mean resource of 5tcf.Noble Energy operates Block 12 with a 70 per cent working interest.Delek Drilling Limited Partnership and Avner Oil Exploration Limited Partnership each own 15 per cent.Total E&P Cyprus Ltd has been granted a license for seismic exploration for oil and gas in block 10 and in parts of blocks 6, 7 and 11 of Cyprus’ EEZ.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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