UN refugee agency appeals for 40 million for those displaced in Darfur

The funds will be used to help some 2.5 million displaced Darfurians and returnees as well as 47,500 refugees from Chad and the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled inter-ethnic clashes and other conflicts in their own countries, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “The challenges in Darfur have never been greater, with a pervasive conflict spreading across the region displacing more civilians and creating a very insecure environment for humanitarian workers,” UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond said today in Geneva, quoting its Africa Bureau Director. “Preventing sexual and gender-based violence also remains a key challenge,” he added, explaining that operations will focus on protection activities. Such efforts include monitoring the well-being of refugees, IDPs and returnees, strengthening camp management and providing community-based rehabilitation programmes in rural areas along with other partners and UN agencies. “UNHCR’s main goal remains to assist the Sudanese Government in fulfilling its responsibility to deliver an effective and coordinated humanitarian response to the needs of conflict-affected populations throughout Darfur,” he said. UNHCR’s primary area of operation until now has been in West Darfur, bordering Chad, while this year it has begun to extend its operational presence to North and South Darfur. The agency notes that the $40.3 million appeal marks a sizeable increase over 2007 budgetary requirements of $19.7 million, reflecting the expansion of UNHCR’s presence and its increased role in camp management and coordination issues within the UN. UNHCR said it currently has 31 international and 74 national staff based in Darfur, where more than 200,000 people have been killed in the past five years and at least 2.2 million others forced to flee their homes because of fighting between rebels, the Government and allied militias and the attacks by bandits and other armed groups. Also today, the agency announced that it had started to relocate refugees from CAR in West Darfur, part of a group of 2,500 people who arrived at the end of 2006, fleeing generalized violence and insecurity in northern CAR. At the same time, it will be assessing the protection and assistance needs of some 600 refugee families (3,000 people) who fled instability in eastern Chad in February. 4 April 2008The United Nations refugee agency today issued an appeal for $40.3 million to provide protection and assistance to refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sudan’s conflict-wracked Darfur region in 2008. read more

Coca crop cultivation falling significantly in Bolivia – UN survey

The annual survey, jointly produced by UNODC and the Bolivian Government, found that the area under cultivation reached around 27,200 hectares last year, compared to 31,000 in 2010, marking the end of three years of high levels of cultivation of the bush, which is the raw material for the manufacture of cocaine. In a news release, UNODC Representative in Bolivia, Cesar Guedes, welcomed this positive trend and thanked the Government for its drug control efforts.In 2011, the Government eradicated coca crop from 10,500 hectares, up 28 per cent over the 8,200 hectares cleared in 2010. Satellite images, plane flights and ground surveys of the largest coca-producing regions revealed that Yungas de la Paz, responsible for two-thirds of Bolivia’s coca production, saw an 11 per cent drop in cultivation while the Cochabamba Tropics registered a 15 per cent reduction and the Northern La Paz provinces witnessed a seven per cent drop.The Isiboro Sécure national park reduced cultivation by 30 per cent, whereas the Carrasco national park registered only a slight increase of two per cent. Overall, the protected areas of the country recorded a 15 per cent decrease, UNODC said.Lower production prompted a rise in coca leaf prices by 31 per cent in Government-authorized markets and an estimated 16 per cent in illegal markets, the survey stated.“Higher prices are making coca more attractive but farmers need viable alternatives if we are to curb illicit crop-growing over the long term,” said Mr. Guedes. Despite lower production, the market value of coca leaf rose to $353 million in 2011, up from $310 million in 2010. This represents 1.5 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 15.3 per cent of the GDP value of the agricultural sector. read more

Brock extends outreach to Pen Centre

Community engagement is at the top of Brock’s holiday wish list.In an effort to stay connected throughout the busy festive season, the University has opened a kiosk at the Pen Centre in St. Catharines.The pop-up shop, found in front of the Coles bookstore, is one of several initiatives launched this year to highlight what Brock has to offer. The University also enhanced its community engagement in 2017 with a strong presence at a number of popular community events, including Pelham Summerfest, Rankin Cancer Run and Niagara Grape and Wine Festival.The Pen Centre kiosk is filled with a variety of Brock merchandise, including hoodies and winter wear, as well as stocking stuffers such as mugs and holiday ornaments. It’s also a source for Brock information, with student ambassadors spreading the word about upcoming University events and handing out program brochures and recreation guides with details on swimming lessons and other on-campus activities.“This initiative is all about bringing Brock into the community, about reaching out and saying ‘hi’ in a fun way,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. “We have already had many shoppers stop by the kiosk and take the opportunity to share their favourite memories about Brock with our student ambassadors.”With video screens highlighting different aspects of Badger life, the kiosk is meant to give visitors a taste of the unique Brock experience. It also acts as a reminder to alumni that they remain a pivotal part of the University community.The branded kiosk will be open during mall hours seven days a week until Dec. 20. read more

Well Leave It There So Stevie G is back Champions Cup XVs

first_img Jan 20th 2017, 8:02 PM 3 Comments By Emma Duffy Follow us: the42.ie 15,591 Views We’ll Leave It There So: Stevie G is back, Champions Cup XV’s named and all today’s sport Plus, the weekend’s all-important fixture list. Short URL Share Tweet Email center_img Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quizIs 23-year-old Paul Pogba really to blame for other people’s expectations of him? You’re a f**king disgrace, you’re f**king useless, you’ve not f**king got anything right today, you should be f**king ashamed, you’re f**king shit, My kids aren’t going to get any f**king Christmas presents because of f**king you,” Sheridan told Ilderton.Where We Were Today Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOMurray Kinsella is in Castres for Leinster’s Champions Cup clash, while Paul Fennessy was at a judging event for the FAI awards.The Fixture ListThere’s plenty of rugby over the weekend, with both Ulster and Munster in Champions Cup action tomorrow, while Connacht are set to decide their European fate on Sunday.Ulster v Bordeaux (Kingspan Stadium, Saturday 1pm)Munster v Racing 92 (Thomand Park, Saturday 5.30pm)Tolouse v Connacht (Stade Ernest Wallon, Sunday 5.15pm)The Premier League is also offering some tasty affairs, including Liverpool and Swansea, Stoke and Manchester United, and Manchester City and Spurs all on Saturday, while Sunday sees Arsenal take on Burnley, and Chelsea face Hull, among others.Meanwhile, Sunday also brings an interesting offering in Italy between Juventus and Lazio, and the NFL Conference Finals.Showbiz, Baby!Sevilla head coach Jorge Sampaoli had a nice bit of praise for Lionel Messi. Source: 101 Great Goals.comThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Friday 20 Jan 2017, 8:02 PM https://the42.ie/3197033 Home Tommy O’Donnell returns for Munster. Source: James Crombie/INPHOFiji head coach John McKee has emerged as a serious contender to take over from Pat Lam at Connacht.Ex-Ireland international Stephen Elliot has signed for Drogheda ahead of the 2017 League of Ireland campaign.Out-half Jack Carty is fit to start Connacht’s make-or-break European showdown in Tolouse. Les Kiss has announced his Ulster starting XV ahead of their Champions Cup clash against Bordeaux tomorrow.Tommy O’Donnell is set to make a return tomorrow as Munster target a win over Racing 92 and a home quarter-final.Paul Dunne continued his impressive form on the second day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, as he sits two shots off the lead.Away Ryan Manning signs a new deal with QPR. Source: QPR FacebookLiverpool legend Steven Gerard will return to coach at their academy next month.Galway youngster Ryan Manning has signed a new contract with QPR.Defending champions England have named three uncapped players in their 34-man squad ahead of the opening round of the 2017 Six Nations.West Brom have signed mifielder Jake Livermore from Hull City for a reported £10million (€11.5 million) fee.World number one Andy Murray continued his winning form and booked his spot in the last 16 of the Australian Open as he powered past Sam Querrey.A 40-year-old British man has died while working on a Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium site, tournament organisers in the Gulf emirate have announced.English Premiership club Sale have sacked winger Tom Arscott after an alleged leak of team information to his brother.The Best Thing We SharedThe European Tour’s awkward reporter met some of the world’s best golfers. This will make your Friday. Source: European Tour/YouTubeOn The RecordThe FA revealed details of a sideline incident between ex-Ireland international John Sheridan and referee Eddie Ilderton Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gruesome Photos From Nebraska Crash Turn Out to Be Strawberry Jelly

first_imgStay on target The Nebraska State Patrol recently shared photos on Facebook that appear to show the wreckage of a gruesome highway crash. Do not be alarmed though: The oozing liquid that looks like blood is actually strawberry jelly.According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a car hauler and a truck carrying peanut butter and jelly crashed near Chappell, Nebraska, on Interstate 80 on Aug. 18. The photos show the aftermath of the collision, which caused a big mess at the scene, Fox35 Orlando News reported. PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site center_img “We promise nobody was hurt. That is just jelly,” the Nebraska State Patrol wrote in the post. “Lots of jelly.”The Facebook post was shared more than 2,000 times and people posted hilarious comments about the “accident.”“I can just imagine the look on people’s faces as that gets hauled down the road,” one person wrote.Another said, “Worst traffic jam I’ve seen.”Someone else replied, “RIP to all the peanut butter and jelly that never got to become sammiches.”More on Geek.com:Watch: Wind Sends Dozens of Mattresses Flying in ColoradoTourists Can Now ‘Experience Life on Mars’ in a Cave in SpainNew Zealand’s Giant Hand Sculpture Is the Stuff of Nightmareslast_img read more

Morning Press New Phoenix folds Herrera Beutler says no to AHCA rain

first_imgIs more rain in the offing? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the week:La Center’s New Phoenix Casino closingAnother of La Center’s cardrooms is folding.The New Phoenix Casino will close Sunday. Casino spokesman John Bockmier said the casino, which opened in 1991, could no longer withstand diminishing sales and an exodus of employees.“Our labor pool is diminishing,” he said. “We have employees leaving us and going to (Ilani Casino Resort). It’s a very skilled job. There are a limited number of people who can do it.”Employees were told Wednesday, he said.Cardroom lost many employees to Ilani CasinoHerrera Beutler will not support ACA replacement billU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, announced Thursday morning she would not support House Republicans’ proposed Affordable Care Act replacement bill.last_img read more

Salah reveals team talk that inspired Reds win

first_imgMohamed Salah has opened up on what stimulated Liverpool’s comeback against Crystal Palace at Anfield.Salah who recorded his 50th Premier League goal claimed the players spurred themselves on at the break as te ran out 4-3 winners to extend their lead at the top.Salah told LFC.TV: “We expected before the game that the game was going to be very difficult.“First half they played well and they played well also [in the] second half but they were staying [close] to the box and it was a tough game. But in the end, the most important thing for us is the result and we had a good result.“We conceded three goals, it’s hard a little bit but we have to accept it. This is football and we have to live with that.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“We talked to each other [at half-time] that we had to be strong mentally because this is a tough time.“This is the most important time for us, when you are struggling you have to be strong in mind, so we talked together and the manager also gave us information and we played well and we deserved the game.”Mo on the strength of the Reds and important communication at half-time. 👊— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 8

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 8, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 8 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraCreative Threads (Doll Accessories)Deano’s PastaEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Grab & GoGaouette FarmHoney Pot Maple FarmJessy’s CupcakesMagic of Yarrow BalloonsPurple Carrot BreadRed Antler Apothecary Seafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTAdditional Attractions:Town Museum & Minutemen At Community TableMake Super Heroes at Kids TableLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 25In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 4In “Community”last_img read more

CocaCola looking to sell India bottling operations for 1 billion Report

first_imgBeverage-maker Coca-Cola is reportedly planning to sell its bottling units in India for $1 billion (Rs 6,866 crore), as part of its global policy to concentrate on brands, marketing and strategy.”Coca-Cola plans to start talks with large industrial houses for the potential divestment. The deal could take 12-18 months to close,” sources familiar with the matter told The Economic Times.Coca-Cola India’s bottling unit Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages (HCCB) currently runs 24 plants across the country. The company makes soft drinks such as Coca-Cola, Thumbs Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite and Maaza.Earlier this month, a PTI report said that HCCB had suspended operations at three of its bottling units, as it saw its operations as “economically unviable” in the long term.However, a Coca-Cola spokesperson said that strategies followed in other countries “needn’t necessarily” be applicable to the company’s operations globally.”We have recently announced accelerated bottling refranchising efforts in North America and China, similar to other initiatives underway in Europe and Africa,” the person told the daily. “These announcements occurred independent of any other geography and we will not comment on market rumours or speculations.””We are significantly accelerating the pace and scale of our refranchising plans,” Coca-Cola Chief Executive Muhtar Kent said Feb 9. Meanwhile, the company’s India unit is satisfied with the current framework for operations.”Our current bottling structure of a company-owned bottler and 13 other franchisee bottlers has been working very well,” the spokesperson said.”Together, we have built a strong foundation for our businesses in India. Our bottling system is investing in innovation, infrastructure, technical capabilities, talent acquisition and business expansion. We are together focused on being a world-class marketing, manufacturing and sales organisation,” the person added.HCCB’s operating revenue increased 14 percent to Rs 7,859 crore in the last fiscal year ending March 2015, while its net profit rose 23 percent, according to a filing with Registrar of Companies (RoC).last_img read more

Sessions Defends Trump Administrations Immigration Policies

first_img Share AP Photo by Lance IversenBob Fulkerson leads protestors up the street to the Peppermill Resort-Casino in Reno, Nev., as Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks on immigration to NASRO, a School Safety Conference, Monday, June 25, 2018.While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members.Speaking at a school-safety conference in Nevada, Sessions said the crisis at the border is a “difficult and frustrating situation” that requires Congress to act.“Children have indeed borne much of the burden of our broken immigration system,” he told the National Association of School Resource Officers in Reno.Sessions continued: “Get this. More than 80 percent of the children crossing our borders are coming by themselves, without parents or guardians, often sent with a paid smuggler. We can only guess how many never make it to our border during that dangerous journey. Eighty percent.”The compassionate thing to do, he said, is to protect children from violence and drugs, put criminals in jail and secure borders. He called the alternative, having open borders, “both radical and dangerous.”He said five children had been found at the border carrying a combined 35 pounds of fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid drug blamed for an epidemic of overdose deaths nationwide.Drug cartels, Sessions said, “take advantage of our generosity and … use children to smuggle their drugs into our country as well.”Elsewhere, the head of Customs and Border Protection said he had temporarily stopped referring for criminal prosecution adults who cross the border illegally with children.Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters Monday in Texas that he suspended the referrals within hours of Trump’s executive order last week that stopped the practice of separating families.He said the “zero tolerance” policy remains in effect, but cases cannot be prosecuted because parents cannot be separated from their children. He said he is working to develop a plan to resume prosecutions.Just outside the hotel-casino where Sessions spoke, more than 200 protesters opposed to the administration’s immigration policies blocked a busy road. The coalition of civil rights, religious and union activists carried signs and drums and were joined by a mariachi band. Some sat in a busy roadway for while police diverted traffic around them.The protesters chanted, “Jeff Sessions, you can’t hide. Reno sees your ugly side!” Several carried signs that read “Children are not political” and “Impeach the mad king.”At least a half-dozen people wearing red arm bands said they intended to get arrested.The Rev. Karen Foster of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship said American children are taught to pledge allegiance to the flag “with liberty and justice for all.” She said “there is no justice for thousands of children locked in cages” at the border.No arrests were immediately reported.Nearly two dozen Nevada groups tried unsuccessfully last week to persuade the national school law enforcement group hosting the conference to withdraw its invitation to Sessions.Meanwhile, U.S. defense officials said the administration had chosen two military bases in Texas to house detained migrants. The officials identified the bases as Fort Bliss and Goodfellow Air Force Base. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about a pending announcement.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had said on Sunday that two bases had been selected but he would not identify them. Under the arrangement, the Defense Department would provide the land but the operations would be run by other agencies.As many as 2,300 children were separated from their migrant parents from the time the administration adopted the zero-tolerance policy until June 9, officials have said.In far West Texas, a temporary tent shelter for immigrant children was close to its 360-person capacity. Reporters were allowed Monday to briefly visit the shelter at the Tornillo border crossing, where more than 320 children ages 13 to 17 are being held.About half were from Guatemala, and 23 of the children had been separated from adults who accompanied them across the border.The facility has a current capacity of 360. The tents are air conditioned, and a facility administrator told reporters that the main complaint he hears from children on site is that the tents get too cold sometimes.Reporters were not allowed to enter any tents holding children. Two girls who stopped briefly in front of reporters said that they were doing well.The exact process to reunite families has been unclear because migrants are first stopped by Customs and Border Protection. Then children are transferred to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, while adults are detained through Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is under the Department of Homeland Security. Children have been sent to far-flung shelters around the country, raising alarm that parents might never know where their children can be found.As part of the effort, ICE officials have posted notices in all its facilities advising detained parents who are trying to find or communicate with their children to call a hotline.The administration’s policy of criminally prosecuting anyone caught illegally crossing the border remains in effect, officials have said, despite confusion on the ground on how to carry out Trump’s order.Justice Department officials asked a federal judge to amend a class-action settlement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody. Right now, children can only be detained with their families for 20 days. Trump officials are seeking to detain them together indefinitely as their cases progress. Advocates say family detention does not solve the problem.last_img read more

Special casual leave for Food dept officials

first_imgKolkata: Special casual leave has been granted for officials in the Food and Supplies department, who will be attending the state conference of Paschim Banga Rajya Sarkari Karmachari Federation.The conference will be held on July 14 and 15 at Rabindra Bhavan at Dum Dum. According to an order, “permission for station leave and special casual leave for the delegates, office bearers, representatives and participants for attending the conference is granted.” Station leave is permitted for all members. Half day casual leave on July 13 and 16 is also granted for those who will come from nearby districts.last_img

Homophobic threats force gay college student to move out of dorm

first_imgMike Carlford is the university’s provost and said protecting LGBTI students at Ursula Hall would be difficult.‘As we understand there hasn’t been any further incidents, but it would be very hard for me to give a blanket confidence there, as the perpetrator was not identified,’ he said.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC NewsCan’t guarantee LGBTI students’ safetyThe student was able to move into his then-boyfriend’s house and moved out of Ursula Hall permanently in October.He approached the college every time he received a letter, but was not satisfied with the response.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC News‘The college’s response was the same: release a letter, have a little chat at dinner, nothing really fundamental,’  he said.‘I don’t really care if someone’s calling me a fag — words are words — but when someone’s putting out threats to me and my safety, especially at college … make a more proactive initiative.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The student had been a resident at Urusula Hall at Australian National University, in the capital Canberra. Ursula Hall is one of the residential colleges on the ANU campus and costs about AU$386 (US$299) weekly.Shortly after starting the first year of his degree in 2017 he began receiving anonymous, homophobic letters under his door.The perpetrator graffitied the word ‘faggot’ onto the student’s door multiple times.His harasser even managed to sneak letters under his door when he was in the bathroom.One of the notes slipped under the door of an ANU student. | Photo: ABC News‘I’d go to the bathroom and someone would swipe letters under my door saying “leave or I’ll f***ing bash you”,’ the student told ABC News.‘[I was] fearful. Fearful of the fact that someone was threatening me. I don’t know people’s actions.’He complained to the university who apologized for what happened but couldn’t protect him from happening again because it didn’t know who the attacker was. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Ursula Hall at the Australian National University. | Photo: Facebook/Ursula Hall A university student forced to move out of his dorm after receiving homophobic letters and threats has gone public with his story.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Transphobic professor to speak at Australian uni, despite calls for banAustralian state may stop religious schools from anti-gay discriminationConservative Christian colleges in America grapple with LGBTI issuesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homophobic-threats-force-gay-college-student-move-dorm/last_img read more

CommercialMultifamily Mortgage Debt Posts ThirdQuarter Gains

first_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CMBS Commercial Real Estate Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Debt REIT Service Providers 2012-12-14 Krista Franks Brock December 14, 2012 446 Views in Secondary Marketcenter_img Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Debt Posts Third-Quarter Gains For the fourth consecutive quarter, commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased in the third quarter, according to the a “”report””:http://mortgagebankers.org/files/Research/CommercialServicing/Q312CMFDebtOutstanding.pdf from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm [IMAGE]The increase was 0.3 percent over the third quarter of this year. In dollar volume, commercial/multifamily mortgage debt rose $6.6 billion over the quarter, bringing the national total to $2.38 trillion. “”Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, life insurance companies and banks are all increasing their holdings and/or guarantees of commercial and multifamily mortgages,”” said Jamie Woodwell, VP of commercial real estate research at MBA. The greatest portion of commercial and multifamily debt outstanding is currently held by banks and thrifts, which account for about 34.3 percent of total debt. [COLUMN_BREAK]Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDO), and other asset-backed securities (ABS) issuers hold the next-largest share, about 23.6 percent. Agency and GSE portfolios and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) claim the third-largest share–15.5 percent. By dollar amount, the greatest increase in commercial/multifamily debt in the third quarter occurred among agency and GSE portfolios and mortgage-backed securities. This sector increased its debt by $9.4 billion. As a percentage, the increase is about 2.6 percent. By percentage, real estate investment trusts (REITs) claimed the greatest increase in commercial/multifamily debt. REIT debt was up 3.5 percent over the quarter. CMBS, CDO, and other ABS issuers increased their commercial/multifamily debt by $9.5 billion, 1.7 percent. Banks and thrifts increased their debt by 0.5 percent, $4.4 billion. When multifamily mortgage debt is isolates, GSEs and MBS hold 45 percent of the nation’s outstanding debt. Banks and thrifts claim the second-largest share–28 percent. CMBS, CDO, and ABS hold 9 percent of the total multifamily debt. The remainder is dispersed between state and local governments, life insurance companies, and the federal government, which hold 8 percent, 6 percent, and 2 percent, respectively.last_img read more

Health professionals pay rise ministers swansong

first_imgIn his final act as health minister, Giorgos Pamborides on Wednesday signed an agreement with government workers union Pasydy, introducing pay rises for several groups of health care professionals.The agreement, effective from January 1, 2019, will mean increased wages for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, psychologists, university educated lab technicians with open ended contracts, physiotherapists, X-ray machine operators and speech therapists who belong to certain pay scales.President Nicos Anastasiades, who attended the signing of the agreement, congratulated outgoing Pamborides for the work he carried out during his tenure at the ministry. Wednesday’s signing was his last act as health minister which was “carried out with complete success”.Pamborides said the move signalled that “we are entering reform (in the health sector) with peace in the labour force.”Pasydy general secretary Glafkos Hadjipetrou stipulated the agreement would make the national health scheme (Gesy) effective and hospital autonomy could be achieved.As such, there are no more outstanding issues, he added. You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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chaired by the Vice President, in Baghdad, With the competitive dam building going on in the northern region and in the Tibetan peninsula, In dying, Hackbarth declined to elaborate on specific legislation. before the zoo opened officials said in a press release By 8:15 it had been spotted tranquilized and returned to its enclosure by veterinariansNo humans were injured by the animal although the circumstances of the escape sparked a worrisome thought at what might have been: The "jaguar jungle" is also home to a children’s play areaIn a news conference Saturday zoo officials insisted the facility was safe for the general public even though they wouldn’t say how the apex predator managed to escape and either kill or injure every alpaca on zoo propertyThe New Orleans Advocate later reported that the roof over the jaguar enclosure had been compromisedIn addition to the slain animals three other injured animals were being cared forThe jaguar a 3-year-old named Valerio did not appear to be eating the animals it went after but rather was engaged in a territorial display said Kyle Burks the zoo’s vice president and managing director The animals it pounced on were unable to escape their own enclosuresThe zoo was closed Saturday as officials tried to discover how the feline escaped Grief counselors were also brought in for traumatized staff The zoo planned to reopen Sunday at 10 amBut the incident was certain to raise questions about the dangers of caging apex predators that have evolved to hunt and kill and will quickly pounce on prey animals – or humans – if safeguards break downIn spring 2017 a British zookeeper was mauled after being trapped in the Hamerton Park Zoo’s tiger enclosure with at least one of the big catsHorrified witnesses said they could see zookeepers sprinting to the edge of the tiger enclosure throwing pieces of meat as an unsuccessful distractionIn 2016 38-year-old zookeeper Stacey Konwiser was killed by a tiger while preparing the "night house" at the Palm Beach Zoo The house is where the animals are cleaned and fed then boarded overnightAlso that year at Beijing Safari World a woman was injured and her mother killed after the younger woman got out of their car and was dragged off by a tigerSuch breakdowns experts have told The Post don’t merely happen at shoddy zoos with slapdash animal-care practices "These accidents happen you know on some kind of a recurring basis around the world" said Doug Cress chief executive of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums "And it’s because you’re dealing with animals that at their genetic core are built differently than we might like them to be They are designed to be wild animals"Joel Hamilton the Audubon Zoo’s vice president and general curator echoed that sentiment when asked whether there was something particularly aggressive about Valerio"He’s a young male jaguar" Hamilton said "He was doing what jaguars do Certainly his behavior wasn’t out of the ordinary for that kind of an animal"Jaguars are opportunistic hunters that prey on more than 85 species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Their habitat ranges from the jungles of Central and South America where they are considered "near threatened" by IUCN to the southern regions of Arizona and New Mexico where they are listed as an endangered species by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Lions and tigers are the only big cats that are bigger than jaguars making the felines the biggest in the AmericasThe Audubon Zoo which originated from a bird habitat built in 1916 is a "58-acre jewel ranking among the nation’s best zoos" according to the Audubon Nature Institute which oversees the zoo and other properties It is situated in Uptown New Orleans between Audubon Park and the Mississippi RiverRon Forman the president and chief executive of the zoo said Saturday’s series of attacks was the worst in the zoo’s history but told the public the Audubon Zoo was still safe"The zoo it’s been here for 100 years" Forman said In that time period we’ve had over 100 million visitors to the zoo We’ve never had an incident like that before So I think statistically there’s nothing to worry about the safety of coming to the zoo "But the Advocate said it found five other instances in the zoo’s history when an animal escaped including another jaguar that got looseIn 1992 an African warthog broke a hole in its fence and made it to a back road before it was sedated according to the paper Two years later a 17-year-old lion escaped from her pen when a keeper opened an enclosure She was tranquilized in an equipment roomIn 2009 a male orangutan used a T-shirt to scale a 10-foot wall and swing out of the habitat although the critically endangered primate returned when a zookeeper yelled at him Another primate escaped in March 2013 but was tranquilized half an hour after getting outAnd in December 2001 according to the newspaper a 9-month-old jaguar broke through the wire that lined the front of 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mind" he said Around 20 members of Arts Faculty Students’ Union (AFSU) have been observing hunger strike since 6 July two days after the university announced that it would admit undergraduate students in English comparative literature Bengali history political science and philosophy on the basis of board marks reversing its earlier decision to hold entrance tests AFSU chairperson Somashree Choudhury after the meeting with Das said the indefinite strike by the 20 students of the arts faculty would continue till the time the authorities reconsider their decision "We heard what the VC said but there was no assurance from his side The turn of events over the admission issue in past couple of days has only harmed JU’s reputation This can be restored by bringing back the admission test" she said Last week Das had met Tripathi at Raj Bhavan to discuss modalities in connection with the impasse The VC said that efforts were being made to reach a middle-path acceptable to all parties concerned 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