Seven stories in the news for Thursday, Aug. 9———PM TRUDEAU STANDING FIRM ON SAUDI ARABIAPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says diplomatic talks with Saudi Arabia will continue but he’s not backing down on Canada’s criticism of the kingdom over the arrest of several social activists last week. Trudeau says Canada is engaging directly with the Saudi government in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two countries. But an apology from Canada or a withdrawal of the human rights concerns Canada raised, is not on the table.———SINGH TO RUN IN B.C. BYELECTIONFederal New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh took aim at the Liberal government’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline while announcing he’ll run for a seat in Parliament in Burnaby, B.C. Singh announced Wednesday he’ll run in Burnaby South, which former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart recently gave up to run for mayor in Vancouver. Singh also said he’s running because he wants the government to invest in housing and universal coverage of prescription medications.———WORKER DIES AT SITE OF B.C. WILDFIREA logging company employee has died while working at a wildfire in the Nanaimo Lakes area on Vancouver Island. The province’s workplace safety authority say the TimberWest employee was found dead in a vehicle south of Nanaimo late Monday. “The worker was not a firefighter. Early information indicates the worker was making a delivery to forest wildfire fighters,” WorkSafeBC spokeswoman Trish Knight Chernecki said. The person’s name, age and gender have not been released.———BLAIR CALLS GUN VIOLENCE “SIGNIFICANT CONCERN”Border Security Minister Bill Blair says Canada’s handgun laws are effective, but the federal government will consider additional restrictions in certain parts of the country. Blair says it’ll also look at other measures to help reduce gun violence. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked the former Toronto police chief with conducting a “deep analysis” across government to examine what additional steps could be taken to tackle gun violence.———VICTORIA TO REMOVE STATUE OF JOHN A. MACDONALDA statue of former prime minister John A. Macdonald will be removed from the front entrance of Victoria City Hall as a gesture of reconciliation with First Nations, says Mayor Lisa Helps. Macdonald may have been Canada’s first prime minister, but Helps says he was also a “key architect” of the residential school system. The statue will be placed in storage.———POT-BASED MEDICAL PET PRODUCTS CLOSER TO FRUITIONCanadian pets are a few steps closer to getting their paws on pot-based medical treatments in Canada as more cannabis companies research marijuana’s efficacy for companion animals. Canopy Growth Corp. is the latest medical marijuana company to enter the potentially lucrative pet market. This week, it said it would embark on a Health Canada-approved clinical trial to research the use of cannabis-based products to treat animal anxiety.———FOREIGNER’S MUSICAL READY TO ROLLIt really was “Feels Like The First Time” for Foreigner founder Mick Jones as he watched a rehearsal for “Jukebox Hero” — a musical based on the group’s songs. “Jukebox Hero” tells the story of a hard-hit Pennsylvania town that is saved with the help of a local rock star who stages a benefit concert. Jones said it is set in the Rust Belt where communities that once produced of steel are struggling. “JukeBox Hero” is to run for three days in Calgary, four in Edmonton and then five days in Toronto in February.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— A funeral will be held in Montreal for former Quebec education minister Paul Gerin-Lajoie. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend.— The Nova Scotia PC Party will hold a leadership debate in Halifax.— A hearing will be held in Halifax on a motion by a former taxi driver to quash a sexual assault charge from 2012.— Statistics Canada will release the new housing price index for June and a cannabis survey.— B.C. Attorney General David Eby and ICBC chairwoman Joy MacPhail announce proposed changes premium calculations.— A court hearing will be held in Ottawa for ex-NHL player Dave (Tiger) Williams in relation to sexual assault charges on a military flight.
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Casablanca- Customs officers in Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport arrested on Saturday a Moroccan citizen coming from São Paulo (Brazil) after she had attempted smuggling 2300 grams of cocaine.According to news website Le360, a Moroccan citizen coming from São Paulo attempted to smuggle 2300 grams of cocaine in Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca, before her attempt was thwarted by custom officers.According to the same source, the police found that the suspect, a 39-year-old woman, tried to smuggle the 2300 grams of cocaine in three separate jam jars. The suspect used to travel frequently between Morocco and Brazil, where her husband lives.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
MONTREAL — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. says it’s changing its name to Bausch Health Companies Inc.The company, which has been working to turn itself around in recent years, says the switch will come in July and also involves changing its stock market ticker symbol to BHC.In the past two years, the company says it has completed more than a dozen divestitures and reduced its debt by more than 20 per cent.The announcement came as Valeant reported a loss in its latest quarter as it took a $2.2-billion goodwill impairment charge related to its Salix and Ortho Dermatologics businesses.Valeant says it lost $2.69 billion or $7.68 per diluted share in the quarter compared with a profit of $628 million or $1.79 per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled nearly $2 billion, down from nearly $2.11 billion a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Valeant says it earned $312 million in the quarter, up from $273 million in the same quarter last year.Valeant also raised its outlook for the year.It now expects full-year revenues in the range of $8.15 billion to $8.35 billion, up from earlier expectations for $8.10 billion to $8.30 billion.Full-year adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciatation and amoritzation are expected to be in the range of $3.15 billion to $3.30 billion, up from $3.05 billion to $3.20 billion
by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 24, 2014 6:13 am MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market snapped a six-session run of gains Monday, with energy stocks a major weight ahead of a key meeting of the OPEC oil cartel later this week.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 95.72 points to 15,015.41.The Canadian dollar lost 0.4 of a cent to 88.58 cents US.New York’s Dow industrials gained 7.84 points to 17,817.9, the Nasdaq rose 41.92 points to 4,754.89 and the S&P advanced 5.91 points to 2,069.41.The TSX energy sector fell two per cent as the January crude contract in New York dropped 73 cents to US$75.78 a barrel ahead of Thursday’s meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The major question on markets is whether OPEC will respond to sharply lower prices by cutting production.“In the Canadian market, it’s such a large element, it’s such a large weighting (and) it’s going to significantly influence our market here,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3MACS, adding that current prices around $75 seem at the low end.“I find it hard to believe we’re going to settle in at $60 for example. I would say $75 to $85 to me is comfortable for the economy.”Oil prices have tumbled about 30 per cent from mid-summer amid rising supplies, lower demand and a strengthening U.S. dollar that has pressured all commodities priced in that currency.Aside from energy and mining stocks, the mood was fairly positive thanks in part to a surprise interest rate cut by China’s central bank on Friday, its first such move in more than two years. It was seen as a sign of increasing official concern after economic growth tumbled to a five-year low of 7.3 per cent in the latest quarter.Confidence about Europe also improved Monday after a survey showed German business confidence rose in November after six consecutive months of declines. The Ifo institute said that its confidence index rose to 104.7 points in November from 103.2 points in October.Elsewhere on the TSX, the base metals sector shed 1.7 per cent while the December copper contract was three cents lower at US$3 a pound.The gold sector fell one per cent as the December bullion contract lost $2 to US$1,195.70 an ounce.Advancers were led by a 0.66 per cent rise in industrial stocks and a 0.5 per cent pop in the consumer discretionary sector.On the corporate front, Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX) is buying Swiss food packaging company SIG Combibloc Group AG for as much as $4.66 billion. Onex will pay $4.44 billion at the close of the transaction for SIG and up to an additional $217 million if the company meets financial targets in 2015 and 2016. Onex shares gained 94 cents to $65.10.Shares in Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC) ran ahead $1.62 or eight per cent to $21.82 after it announced it was taking out a US$1.25 billion, 20-year mortgage for the ground floor of its Saks Fifth Avenue store in New York. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Energy shares depress Toronto stock market ahead of OPEC meeting later this week
More than a pamphlet: businesses encouraged to buoy-up for crisis by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jul 14, 2015 12:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Courtesy of calgary.ca The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is visiting local businesses by the hundreds to share best practices for preparedness in the event of a disruption caused by something unforeseen.The new Business Continuity Plan is about understanding the risks a businesses could face and knowing what steps to take to continue operating. The campaign was born of the 2013 flood that shut down operations and dogged many downtown businesses for weeks and even months. Tom Sampson, director of CEMA, said even a power outage can take a toll. “Those kinds of things affect businesses. Your air conditioning doesn’t work so people don’t want to be inside. You don’t have power so you can’t run your cash register. There are a host of things that you can do that minimize business loss.”CEMA staff are distributing a workbook-like brochure to businesses and have also set up an online continuity tool for both businesses and families caught up in an emergency management situation.
Check out FiveThirtyEight’s Women’s World Cup predictions.“Dancing Swedes Shock USA” is how FIFA described the last World Cup result between the U.S. and Sweden in 2011. FIFA, the U.S. and the rest of the world were understandably shocked — the U.S. had never lost a group-stage game at the World Cup before. Four years and one head coach swap later, the teams meet again tonight in their second Group D games. Can Sweden shock the world again?According to FiveThirtyEight’s forecast, the chances that Sweden beats the U.S. aren’t great. The USWNT has a 58 percent chance of winning and a 22 percent chance of drawing — pregame odds not dissimilar to the team’s first game against Australia. The U.S. won its World Cup opener 3-1, but the final score doesn’t reflect its early struggle to settle the ball and connect in the final third, two things that will be important against a better Swedish team, and for the rest of the tournament (solo runs by Megan Rapinoe will take the U.S. only so far).On the other side of Group D, Sweden was also favored to win its opening match — 59 percent to Nigeria’s 20 percent — but the Swedes were outpaced and out-hustled by the Super Falcons. In that game, Sweden was shocked, drawing 3-3. Sweden coasted on an early lead, but looked flat in the second half as Asisat Oshoala came flying down the flanks and Ngozi Okobi threaded balls between the seams. Nigeria scored three times in the second half against a shaky Swedish defense. Sweden is still likely to advance from Group D (67 percent), but its mediocre result against Nigeria means it’s far from safe.Tonight’s match is huge for both teams, with Sweden looking to solidify a spot in the knockout rounds and the U.S. women looking for redemption after the last World Cup and against their former coach (who hasn’t hesitated to say how she feels about her former players). There’s a lot at stake in this game, so we’ve made another in-game cheat sheet — a guide to when U.S. fans should start to worry and when it’s safe to relax. (You can read more about the in-game win probability model we made for women’s soccer.)If the game is tied, the USWNT’s chances of defeat hold steady around 20 percent for most of the match. Like we said before, loss probability is largely fixed, so the U.S. is trading win probability for draw probability the longer the game remains tied. If the U.S. hasn’t taken the lead by about 55 minutes, a U.S. win and a draw become about equally likely, and after that a draw becomes the most likely outcome.In the event that the U.S. trails Sweden by one goal, the stress should start to kick in around 73 minutes. With that score, the probability of a U.S. loss is just slightly greater than that of a draw for most of the first half. But at about 73 minutes, the loss probability shoots up above 60 percent. If the Americans are still down by a goal then, they might need another hail-Abby.
Ohio State players celebrate after Sevyn Banks scored a touchdown in the second half of the game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Ohio State won 62-39. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State senior right tackle Isaiah Prince did not want to look at the scoreboard. He said, before the game, the offense made that deal, that it would not look at the scoreboard, at how many points the unit was putting up against Michigan.“We said we were going to stick together and play the best we can together,” Prince said. As the fans flooded onto the sidelines as the clock hit zeros, Prince saw what the scoreboard read: No. 10 Ohio State 62, No. 4 Michigan 39. The scoreboard showed the most complete performance that Ohio State has had this season in the game it needed to happen in most. For redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, he knew what the expectation was. He said the coaching staff gave the players a blueprint to succeed against the Wolverines. This blueprint led to 567 yards of offense against the No. 1 total defense in the country, limiting a defensive line of redshirt senior Chase Winovich and junior Rashan Gary to zero sacks, recording only two tackles for loss. This blueprint led to Ohio State disrupting Michigan junior quarterback Shea Patterson, recording three sacks and five tackles for loss. But this is the same blueprint that Ohio State has had in games like this in the past. In the first time the Buckeyes have been the underdog since the 2015 National Championship against Oregon, Jones admitted something his team has lived by this season. “We play down or play up to our competition and we definitely played above and beyond today,” Jones said. Head coach Urban Meyer said there is never such a thing as a “bad win.” No matter the opponent, whether it is Michigan, Indiana or Maryland, he said “it’s really hard to win a college football game. And, just like any other game, the Buckeyes came into the game knowing which areas the offense and defense alike could exploit, areas of weakness. Redshirt senior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said he saw that Michigan played a lot of press-man coverages, allowing for receivers to find space to run from the slot. The Buckeyes mercilessly attacked the Wolverines with the mesh route, which led to redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins completing 19 of 30 passes for 318 yards, throwing five touchdowns and breaking single-season conference records in the process. Jones said he saw a zone blocking scheme that gave Ohio State a unique ability to get into the backfield, keeping Michigan to 3.4 yards per rush in the first half along with getting Patterson and Michigan senior running back Karan Higdon on the ground consistently. “That gave us an advantage because we knew their game plan and we just sacked them,” Jones said. All in all, this was the game that brought everything together, encapsulated the potential, the level Ohio State wanted to be playing at for the entire season. “That was a love game,” Meyer said. “That was one of those things that you hear the word ’brotherhood,’ and why do you really play? Why does a true soldier fight? It’s not for the hatred of those in front of you; it’s for the love of those behind you. And that’s a great quote that we live by, and they proved it today.” But Ohio State had something to prove too. It had to prove that it was still in the conversation of being worthy for playoff contention.Because that’s all Jones had been hearing about. It’s something he said can be ignored, but he knows it’s there and he uses it as fuel. “Hearing the outside noise talking about how we can’t do this, we can’t stop that, that definitely fueled us 10 times more than what you guys even know,” Jones said. “We all carried the burden of people saying that we are not good.” The playoff conversation returned Saturday afternoon after the Buckeyes put up 62 points, the most points it had scored in the history of the rivalry and the most points Michigan has allowed in a regulation game in its history. Even with the success, Dixon still believes the offense has not peaked. “For us, we always think we can do better,” Dixon said. “We always think we can be better, so I still don’t think we are at the best level we can be, but it’s better. We are moving in the right direction.” Prince did not expect any huge numbers offensively, any stifling numbers from the Ohio State defense. He came in praying, simply, just for a win. “I prayed before the game and I said ‘I don’t really care what happens here in this game as long as we come out with a win for my senior day, it would make me the most happiest person,’” Prince said. When Prince looked at the scoreboard, he saw a win, but he said he also still saw a possibility to achieve every goal Ohio State had prior to the start of the 2018 season.
He has taken up art and now goes by the name Charles Salvador, in a nod to his favourite artist Salvador Dali.Miss Williamson, who has also appeared in Hollyoaks and Fred and Rose West drama Appropriate Adult, said they had been in a relationship for five months.She said: “I know he has a public image of being a violent prisoner, but in reality he is so different. He can never change the things he has done in the past, but he is working so hard to put that behind him.”There are obviously difficulties him being in prison cause our relationship, but we feel so strongly about each other we’re determined to make it work.”Miss Williamson, of Stoke-on-Trent, wore a necklace spelling out Salvador and a revealing red dress for Monday’s visit. Charles Bronson spent 37 of his years in jail in solitary confinementCredit:Cherri Gilham/REX/Shutterstock Charles Bronson, the notorious life inmate, has asked his actress girlfriend to marry him, it was reported on Tuesday.Bronson, 64, often called Britain’s most violent prisoner, went down on one knee when Paula Williamson visited him in HMP Wakefield.The twice-married armed robber, who had been in jail for 40 years, had planned to make the proposal of Valentine’s Day by having a ring delivered to her house and serenading her by phone. Miss Williamson, 36, who has been in Coronation Street and played a stripper in Emmerdale, told The Sun: “We are so in love.”I’ve had relationships with both men and women in the past but none of them come close to my love for Charlie.”He’s so eccentric, but so am I. It’s a perfect match.”Bronson spent 37 of his years in jail in solitary confinement, after repeatedly having his sentence increased for attacking prison staff and taking them hostage. Actress Paula WilliamsonCredit:Brides of Comedy/Youtube Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
HIQA IS LOOKING for the thoughts of healthcare decision-makers on its updated guidelines on the financial impact of health technologies.With the HSE projecting a year-end deficit of €105 million in its most recent report, healthcare spending is being scrutinised.Now HIQA has revised the national guidelines on the economic evaluation and budget impact analysis of health technologies, and has put them out for consultation.It says that the guidelines outline the appropriate methods for evaluating the cost-effectiveness and budget impact of health technologies. This is to help healthcare decision makers to improve the accuracy of technology assessments and help to support decision making around allocation of funding for technologies.Máirín Ryan, Director of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) at HIQA, explained to TheJournal.ie that the guidelines are for decision makers at all levels in the healthcare arena.She said they will help them look at the financial implications of bringing in a new health technology – be it a new drug, new screening programme or device, for example. They can use the guidelines to assess the budget impacts and if it is good value compared to other interventions.These national guidelines have been used since they were originally published in 2010 and are now being updated to reflect changes in methodology that have occurred in the last three years.“In an era of austerity, it is of key importance that decisions to invest or disinvest in technologies and services are underpinned by evidence generated by solid methods,” said Ryan.Crucially, these guidelines can help ensure the best outcome for the people using these services by examining the cost-effectiveness and financial impact of drugs, medical equipment, diagnostic techniques and health promotion activities.The Authority is making the guidelines available for consultation, with organisations and individuals being asked to comment on them.The closing date for comments is 13 December 2013 and more information can be found at www.hiqa.ie.Read: GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on ‘brink of collapse’>Read: Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety>
David Villa added a third after half-time to put the home side ahead for the first time.YouTube: Limpa UruyeaBefore Jordi ALba sealed a 4-0 win (4-2 on agg) with this strike in added time:YouTube: Limpa Uruyea, via Balls.ieIn other news, Roy Keane is wearing brown shoes and Lee Dixon has new glasses.‘The comeback is possible’ – Front page of Barcelona paper backs Messi and Co LEO MESSI PUT Barcelona two goals up against AC Milan at the Nou Camp this evening. Here’s the first:GIF: Business InsiderAnd the second which came moments after AC Milan hit the post:
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek state budget deficit totalled 19.161 billion euros in the January-September period, down from a revised budget target of 19.242bn euros, but sharply up from a deficit of 16.650bn euros in the corresponding period in 2010, a finance ministry announcement showed this week. Budget revenues surpassed a revised target by 5.0 million euros, while spending fell by 76m euros. Net budget revenues totalled 34.980bn euros in the nine-month period, for a decline of 4.2 per cent compared with the same period last year, down from 5.3 per cent decline in the January-August period, reflecting higher than expected economic recession and lower tax receipts.The Public Investment Program’s revenues grew 39.2 per cent, or 529m euros, compared with the same period in 2010. The ministry said a current shortfall in revenues was expected to be covered in the last quarter of the year with the yielding of new tax measures. The nine-month revenues are cash based. Regular budget spending grew 7.0 per cent in the January-September period, from the corresponding period last year, reflecting higher interest payments, higher subsidies to pension funds and unemployment benefits and higher financial support to state hospitals. Primary spending grew 2.9 per cent, or 1.05bn euros. The Public Investment Program’s spending fell 35.1 per cent, or 1.9bn euros in the nine-month period.
The Spanish Arsenal coach believes the former Gunners legend was a player with a lot of quality and he remembers watching him a lotAttacking midfielder Matt Le Tissier played in Southampton F.C. from 1986 to 2002.He appeared in 443 matches, scoring 161 goals for the Saints.And Arsenal boss Unai Emery remembers how he used to admire the midfielder while playing in Spain.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He’s one player who I would watch when I was watching the Premier League in Spain,” said the head coach to the club’s official website.“He was one player I would watch a lot of movies of.”“He was very technical, a quality player with the ball and was amazing for the spectacle,” he added.“My memory of him is that he was a very, very special player.”
Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has announced a new partnership with leading live entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment to help acquire talent for its Korean integrated resort, Project Inspire – MGE’s premier integrated entertainment resort currently in development in South Korea.Mohegan’s first international foray, Inspire is scheduled to open its first phase in 2021 at a cost of US$1.6 billion, including three luxury hotel towers, high-end shopping, a 15,000 seat indoor arena and large casino. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Load More “Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Live Nation have been long-time partners in creating one of the most successful arena venues in the world for its size, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut,” said Mohegan CEO Mario Kontomerkos. “Now we are partnering again to do the same, only this time it will be at the Inspire Super Arena at the Incheon International Airport, right in the heart of the burgeoning Northern Asian entertainment market. The move further solidifies MGE’s position as the premier global gaming and entertainment resort developer and operator.”According to Mohegan, the Korean partnership with Live Nation Entertainment will ensure that Project Inspire venues attract the “very best in global talent and create the region’s most exciting entertainment experience.”MGE’s flagship property, Mohegan Sun, has partnered with Live Nation since 2001 to secure talent for the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena. During that time, Live Nation has delivered over 1,100 performances, the company said.
Joseph Walker. (Screenshot of cbslocal/newyork news report) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a New Jersey detective in the fatal shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland.Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker was found not guilty on all counts on Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. The investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor’s office, had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Joseph Harvey of Landsdowne, Maryland.Walker also had been charged with second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and firearms offenses.Prosecutors say Walker shot Harvey after the two pulled over in Millersville on June 8, 2013, after some traffic jostling. Walker’s lawyers have said their client thought he, his wife and three children were in danger following Harvey’s threatening actions and use of racist language when he fired his gun.
A Baltimore Police officer follows a man, who screamed “Let me in! I’m going in!” before crossing the yellow tape and walking into the crime scene on the 100 block of Upmanor Road, in Baltimore, where a young boy and a 31-year-old woman were shot and killed, Thursday, May 28, 2015. In the month since Freddie Gray died and the city erupted in civil unrest, Baltimore has seen its murder rate skyrocket. There have been 36 murders in May alone. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years.Meanwhile, arrests have plunged: Police are booking fewer than half the number of people they pulled off the streets last year.Arrests were already declining before Freddie Gray died on April 19 of injuries he suffered in police custody, but they dropped sharply thereafter, as his death unleashed protests, riots, the criminal indictment of six officers and a full-on civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department that has officers working under close scrutiny.“I’m afraid to go outside,” said Antoinette Perrine, whose brother was shot down three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. Ever since, she has barricaded her door and added metal slabs inside her windows to deflect gunfire.“It’s so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside,” Perrine said. “People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They’re nowhere.”West Baltimore residents worry they’ve been abandoned by the officers they once accused of harassing them, leaving some neighborhoods like the Wild West without a lawman around.“Before it was over-policing. Now there’s no police,” said Donnail “Dreads” Lee, 34, who lives in the Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex where Gray, 25, was chased down. “People feel as though they can do things and get away with it. I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren’t pulling them up like they used to.”Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said his officers “are not holding back,” despite encountering dangerous hostility in the Western District.“Our officers tell me that when officers pull up, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time,” Batts said.Batts provided more details at a City Council meeting Wednesday night, saying officers now fear getting arrested for making mistakes.“What is happening, there is a lot of levels of confusion in the police organization. There are people who have pain, there are people who are hurt, there are people who are frustrated, there are people who are angry,” Batts said. “There are people, and they’ve said this to me, ‘If I get out of my car and make a stop for a reasonable suspicion that leads to probable cause but I make a mistake on it, will I be arrested?’ They pull up to a scene and another officer has done something that they don’t know, it may be illegal, will they be arrested for it? Those are things they are asking.”Protesters said Gray’s death is emblematic of a pattern of police violence and brutality against impoverished African-Americans in Baltimore. In October, Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake invited the Justice Department to participate in a collaborative review of police policies. The fallout from Gray’s death prompted the mayor to ramp that up, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch agreed to a more intensive probe into whether the department employs discriminatory policing, excessive force and unconstitutional searches and arrests.Baltimore was seeing a slight rise in homicides this year even before Gray’s death April 19. But the 38 homicides so far in May is a major spike, after 22 in April, 15 in March, 13 in February and 23 in January.With one weekend still to go, May 2015 is already the deadliest month in 15 years, surpassing the November 1999 total of 36.Ten of May’s homicides happened in the Western District, which has had as many homicides in the first five months of this year as it did all of last year.Non-fatal shootings are spiking as well — 91 so far in May, 58 of them in the Western District.The mayor said her office is “examining” the relationship between the homicide spike and the dwindling arrest rate.Even before Gray’s death, police were making between 25 and 28 percent fewer arrests each month than they made in the same month last year. But so far in May, arrests are down roughly 56 percent. Police booked just 1,045 people in the first 19 days of May, an average of 55 a day. In the same time period last year, police arrested 2,396 people, an average of 126 a day.In fact, police did not make any arrests in the triple digits between April 22 and May 19, except on two occasions: On April 27, when protests gave way to rioting, police arrested 246 people. On May 2, the last day of a city-wide curfew, police booked 140 people.At a news conference Wednesday, Rawlings-Blake said there are “a lot of reasons why we’re having a surge in violence.”“Other cities that have experienced police officers accused or indicted of crimes, there’s a lot of distrust and a community breakdown,” Rawlings-Blake said. “The result is routinely increased violence.”“It’s clear that the relationship between the commissioner and the rank-and-file is strained,” she added. “He’s working very hard to repair that relationship.”Emergency response specialist Michael Greenberger cautions against directly blaming police. The founder and director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security, the spike in homicides is more likely a response to Gray’s death and the rioting.“We went through a period of such intense anger that the murder rate got out of control. I think it’s been really hard for the police to keep on top of that,” he said.Lee disagrees. He says rival gang members are taking advantage of the police reticence to settle old scores.“There was a shooting down the street, and the man was standing in the middle of the street with a gun, just shooting,” Lee added. “Usually, you can’t walk up and down the street drinking or smoking weed. Now, people are everywhere smoking weed, and police just ride by, look at you, and keep going. There used to be police on every corner. I don’t think they’ll be back this summer.”Batts acknowledged that “the service we’re giving is off-target with the community as a whole” and he promised to pay special attention to the Western District.Veronica Edmonds, a 26-year-old mother of seven in the Gilmor Homes, said she wishes the police would return, and focus on violent crime rather than minor drug offenses.“If they focused more on criminals and left the petty stuff alone, the community would have more respect for police officers,” she said.
The creation of the commission stirred resistance from conservative segments of the military, who said the current left-leaning government would use it as an instrument of revenge.Advocates say that investigating who was involved in torture, murders and disappearances is essential if Brazil is to move forward.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) – The Truth Commission investigating human rights abuses committed by Brazil’s former dictatorship will also look into the role Catholic and evangelical churches played during the 1964-1985 military government.Established last year by President Dilma Rousseff, the commission will investigate whether pro-dictatorship clergy committed human rights abuses or supported members of the military responsible for such abuses. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments Share Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Rousseff herself is a former leftist guerrilla who was imprisoned for more than three years and tortured during the dictatorship. She signed the law establishing the commission, which was given two years to conclude its investigation into the torture, murder and forced disappearances of people opposed to the dictatorship.Brazil has never punished military officials who committed human rights abuses, unlike Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, which also had repressive military regimes. A recent study by the Brazilian government concluded last year that 475 people were killed or “disappeared” by agents of the military regime, far less than in neighboring Argentina or Chile.“The activities of the clergy who opposed the dictatorship as well as the actions of religious groups that backed the regime will be analyzed,” said commission member Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who will head the investigation.The church saw the coup d’etat as a strike against communism, which they feared President Joao Goulart would install in Brazil, said Fernando Altemeyer, a theologian at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo.“The Roman Catholic hierarchy was involved in preparing the 1964 coup d’etat and at first openly backed the military regime,” Pinheiro said. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day But the church decided it could no longer support the military government when it saw that the regime was imprisoning and torturing real and feared opponents, Altemeyer said. Members of the church also began suffering persecution, with at least 100 bishops, priests and nuns arrested and many tortured during the dictatorship, he said.The church then became an outspoken human rights defender and staunch opponent of the military regime, Pinheiro said.The role played by evangelical churches during the dictatorship is less well known, he said, “but like the Catholic clergy there were those who collaborated with the regime and those who opposed it and were arrested and tortured.”The commission has no prosecutorial power, but “depending on the outcome of the investigation it could denounce and determine responsibilities,” Pinheiro said.The commission’s final report won’t result in prosecutions because of a 1979 law granting amnesty for political crimes committed during the dictatorship era. The commission does, however, have subpoena powers, and public servants and military personnel are legally obligated to cooperate.“What we want is to have a comprehensive understanding of what happened. A truth commission cannot and must not avoid this theme,” Pinheiro said. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain
February 22, 2018 657 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Buyers Freddie Mac Home Homebuyer Homebuying homeowners HOUSING mortgage Mortgage Rates Realtor.com Treasury valueinsured 2018-02-22 Radhika Ojha Mortgage rates continued their upward climb this week, with 30 year fixed mortgages reaching their highest point since 2014 according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market survey released on Thursday. The survey indicated that 30-year fixed mortgage averaged 4.40 during the week, up from 4.38 percent last week. “Mortgage rates have followed U.S. Treasurys higher in anticipation of higher rates of inflation and further monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve. Following the close of our survey, the release of the FOMC minutes for February 21, 2018, sent the 10-year Treasury above 2.9 percent. If those increases stick, we will likely see mortgage rates continue to trend higher,” said Len Kiefer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac.How will these rate increases affect the upcoming home buying season? “Recent rate jumps are setting up another wild spring home buying season, dominated by the survival of the fittest,” said Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research for Realtor.com. “As rates continue to increase, those with larger down payments and better credit will succeed in entering the market, while many more will continue to be priced out.”While rising rates will provide cause for some anxiety among buyers, according to ValueInsured’s latest quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey, non-homeowners who wish to buy in the next three years report to have a lower awareness of upcoming rate hikes, or are more optimistic that a rate hike may not happen. The survey found only 57 percent of non-homeowners who wish to buy soon expect more interest rate hikes by the Fed in 2018. Among millennial first-time homebuyers, less than half (48 percent) expected more Fed rate hikes in 2018.Most homeowners believe that low mortgage rates are a thing of the past. The ValueInsured survey indicated that 72 percent of existing homeowners believed the era of historically low rates and affordable mortgages was coming to an end. This sentiment was particularly acute among homeowners of expensive homes, with 95 percent of those who reported owning a home valued at $1 million or more expecting the end of low mortgage rates in their lifetime.These statistics not only highlight the need to educate first-time homebuyers but also point to the fact that despite rising mortgage rates, demand for homes remains high. “While rising rates provoke buyer anxiety and decrease affordability, the desire to purchase a home is driven by income and family changes and will likely remain untouched by rising mortgage rates,” Vivas said. Will Rising Mortgage Rates Ruin the Homebuying Season? Share
Canada: BC cherry exports could still be significa … October 26 , 2018 You might also be interested in Northwest Cherry Growers says that “incredible quality” and a quick start to the campaign helped the industry during the 2018 season, which saw some challenges on the export side due to several rounds of international tariffs.The industry shipped 25.3 million 20-pound equivalent boxes of fruit this year, only slightly lower than last year’s record of 26.4 million boxes.In a season review, the grower association said that low California supplies had put “enormous pressure” on the Northwest crop at the beginning of the campaign.The year-on-year deficit of fresh cherries on the market stoked worldwide demand, it said, quickly exceeding the region’s daily supply and leading to “market confusion and challenges for many retailers and distributors.””Thankfully, harvest officially began with shipments on the 1st of June,” said NW Cherry Growers.”The crop picked up speed quickly, reaching an average shipping rate of 357,000 boxes per day for the month. Thanks in part to another week of shipping due to the earlier start, the 2018 season saw 3 million more boxes in June than 2017’s record crop.”Demand remained high going into July, the association said, with ample fruit available in the important run-up to the Fourth of July holidays.The U.S. market absorbed 17 million boxes of fruit this season. Retailers advertised Northwest cherries more than any other fruit for four weeks straight, keeping them in the top three advertised fruits nationwide for a seven-week stretch.With exports to China affected by the two rounds of additional tariffs on U.S. cherries, Canada regained its position as the Northwest’s largest export market, even exceeding last year’s volume on a smaller crop.Increased tariffs for the Chinese marketThe association explained that overall, demand for Northwest cherries remained strong throughout the season despite the Chinese market challenges.”Incredible fruit quality along with outstanding demand in the U.S. and other export markets carried the season in 2018,” it said.”However, losing a significant portion of our traditional market in China, 3.2 million boxes in 2017 vs. only 1.6 million boxes in 2018, was a blow to the Northwest cherry industry that resulted in lost sales and downward price pressure across all markets.”Before the 15% tariff handed down by the Chinese Government in April, U.S. cherries were already charged a 10% import duty plus 13% value-added tax, bringing the total to 38%.”In correlation, the tariff also forced Chinese importers to demand lower sales prices on Northwest cherries,” NW Cherry Growers said.By July 1, Northwest cherry shipments to China were at just over one million boxes – one-third of last year’s total. Then trade war escalated on July 6 when China levied another 25% tariff, through with a cap at 50%.”None-the-less, a 50% tariff plus the existing 13% value-added tax slowed the market,” it said.”They were soon joined by a final measure which required Chinese importers to make large deposits to their governments on all imported U.S. cherries. “By then, most importers chose to avoid the risk of importing our perishable crop and shipments ground to a standstill.” Argentine cherry industry set for bright future …
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