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Solid jobs report sends stocks mostly higher on Wall StreetSolid jobs report sends stocks mostly higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Stocks are mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday after a surge in hiring in January was tempered by a weak revenue forecast by Amazon.The positive jobs report came a day after investors got encouraging news from the Federal Reserve, which confirmed that it will be “patient” in deciding when to raise interest rates.Stocks are coming off their biggest monthly gain since 2015 as investors worry less about the prospects of the U.S. economy dipping back into recession and as big U.S. companies report mostly higher earnings. Chevron and Exxon both gained after results beat forecasts, but Amazon fell.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,713 as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 161 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 25,166. The Nasdaq composite edged up 13 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 7,295.JOBS: U.S. employers added 304,000 jobs in January, well above forecasts for 165,000. The government also revised its December figures sharply lower, to 222,000 from 312,000. Even with the revision, hiring has accelerated since last summer, a development that has surprised economists, because hiring typically slows when unemployment is so low.PRIME PROFIT: Amazon cashed in on a solid holiday shopping season, topping $3 billion in quarterly profit for the first time. Both profit and revenue beat Wall Street forecasts, but the results couldn’t outweigh disappointment over the e-commerce giant’s outlook.Amazon expects sales between $56 billion and $60 billion, while Wall Street analysts expected $60 billion. The stock fell 4.2 per cent to 1,646.04.OVERSEAS: Germany’s DAX rose 0.03 per cent. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.4 per cent. Britain’s FTSE rose 0.4 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.4 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.1 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.1 per cent.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude rose 1 per cent to 54.36 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 1.7 per cent to 61.86 in London.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

UNESCO chief speaks out against murder of Brazilian crime reporterUNESCO chief speaks out against murder of Brazilian crime reporter

Francisco Gomes de Medeiros, 46, was killed on 18 October around 9 p.m. outside his home in the Paraíba neighbourhood of Caicó, in the state of Rio Grande de Norte. He was shot five times by one of two men on a motorcycle, and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.Known as F. Gomes, he headed the news division of Radio Caicó FM, where he hosted the daily programme Comando Geral, or ‘General Command.’“He was killed because he was carrying out his duty as a journalist to report on crime,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“He died for defending the basic right of freedom of expression, a cornerstone of democratic society.”According to the International Press Institute, a non-governmental organization, 18 journalists have been killed in Brazil because of their work in the past decade. 26 October 2010The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding pres freedom today condemned the killing of a respected Brazilian crime reporter who exposed vote rigging, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, calling on authorities to fully investigate his murder. read more

DR Congo Amid spike in violence UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarianDR Congo Amid spike in violence UN refugee agency concerned about humanitarian

In a press briefing earlier today in Geneva, Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the agency, cited “credible reports” that at least 256 people, including children, have been massacred in North Kivu province in ongoing machete and axe attacks since October, with new attacks perpetrated by armed groups reported every week. “The survivors and the displaced live in a desperate situation and in constant fear. They remain at risk of new attacks and have had no respite for the past three months,” Mr. Edwards told reporters. “They have little protection against violence and have received hardly any assistance.” The bulk of the killings have occurred in and around the town of Beni, in the DRC’s North Kivu province. A recent attack on villages near Oicha, to the west of Beni, resulted in 52 people being “slaughtered,” he said, while a week later 19 more people were killed nearby. In addition, the violence has caused a spike in displacement. The UNHCR spokesperson pointed out that some 88,000 people had been displace and forced to live in schools and churches, or with host families. “We are concerned that this situation could result in rising levels of malnutrition and eventually in famine if the situation is not immediately addressed,” Mr. Edwards continued, adding that the UN refugee agency required “safe access” to the affected areas in order to provide the traumatized populations with humanitarian assistance. According to UNHCR, people in the region are in dire need of basic aid items, clean drinking water and access to health services and schools, particularly as the region is highly vulnerable to outbreaks of malaria and typhus. The agency called on the DRC Government to protect the civilian population in Beni and its surrounding areas while also urging the UN peacekeeping mission to increase its capacity to protect civilians. read more

Thief snatches 21 phones in an hour while riding a moped inThief snatches 21 phones in an hour while riding a moped in

first_imgA girl has her phone snatchedCredit:MET POLICE The pair of crooks abandoned the moped in the middle of an east London market and fled in different directions, chased by cops.Hutson was snared by police a few streets away caught with 21 mobile phones and arrested for theft and breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).DCI Steve Heatley of Operation Attrition, dedicated to tackling moped snatches, said: “Operation Attrition is committed to detecting, disrupting and arresting those involved in moped and motorcycle enabled crime.”Police are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who use mopeds, motorbikes and bicycles to snatch valuables from members of the public. “This was an excellent result, which has seen a perpetrator of an audacious crime, which not only endangered members of the public but himself and his accomplice, receive a robust jail sentence.”These criminals are often involved in a range of other offences.”When we catch them we seek to bring far more serious charges against them, which reflect the organised nature of their crimes and ensure the sentencing powers available reflect the seriousness of the offending.”Hutson was jailed for three years and four months in total at Blackfriars Crown Court on October 3rd.He received 32 months for 21 snatch thefts of mobile phones, eight months for dangerous driving and a £700 fine for breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), all to be served consecutively – after pleading guilty to all charges.Anyone with information about Hutson’s accomplice is urged to contact police or call Crimestoppers anonymously. A police helicopter tracks the thievesCredit:MET POLICE A thief was sentenced for snatching 21 mobile phones from unsuspecting pedestrians in an hour – while riding a moped.Video footage captured Cavell Hutson, 21, and his accomplice who is still on the loose, swerving through streets and on pavements trying to flee from police after their string of thefts.Hutson is behind bars after dangerously riding through five London boroughs targeting victims scrolling through their mobile phones and snatching them.He and his accomplice managed an hour long spree, on a moped with number plates from another vehicle, before being chased down by a police helicopter.center_img A police helicopter tracks the thieves A girl has her phone snatched 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.last_img read more

Middle class parents are smoking cannabis with their children as they preferMiddle class parents are smoking cannabis with their children as they prefer

Helen Pike, who is Master of the £19,000-a-year Magdalen College School in Oxford, explained that it is now far more common for parents to host teenage house parties as they “see their children as friends”. She revealed that some parents are “not only happy for their children to have a drink or few at home” but will also “offer them a joint”. Middle class parents are smoking cannabis with their children because they prefer them to experiment at home, a leading headmistress has said. “They grew up doing it, they still enjoy a smoke, and don’t see the problem with it,” she said. Ms Pike, who was previously headmistress at South Hampstead High School, said that this was “more of a north London thing”,…

Ferrexpo brings autonomous drilling to Yeristovo iron ore operationFerrexpo brings autonomous drilling to Yeristovo iron ore operation

first_imgFerrexpo says it has started using autonomous drilling as part of a push to increase mining and production efficiencies at its FYM iron ore operation in Ukraine.Among $32 million of investment at the Ferrexpo Yeristovo Mining (FYM) operation in 2018 was a project to commence drill automation, the company confirmed in its delayed 2018 results today.This investment is part of the company’s plan to hit its medium-term production target of 12 Mt/y, up from 10.6 Mt produced in 2018. Ferrexpo’s longer-term intention is to move to annual output of 20 Mt/y.Outside of the automation development, Ferrexpo said: “The group has several projects under way which contribute to cost savings, efficiency improvements and enhanced health and safety standards.”These include efficiency gains in shovel and dragline dig rates as well as a transition to 100% liquid emulsion blasting media. On the latter, the company said: “The transition to emulsion blasting media has resulted in increased rock fragmentation. This has improved excavator and shovel dig rates and reduces equipment wear and tear. It also yields power savings and reduced maintenance costs in the crushing plant.“Other efficiency projects include the use of automatic pit drills, drones for surveys of the pit area and the commencement of the creation of a centralised mining control hub for all mining operations.”The centralisation effort follows the consolidation of FPM and FYM’s maintenance centre for mobile equipment, Ferrexpo said.last_img read more

People with asthma diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medicationPeople with asthma diabetes and high cholesterol worst at taking medication

first_imgNEED TO TAKE medication regularly? If you have asthma, diabetes or high cholesterol, you could be among the worst at doing this essential task.A new report into non-adherence to medicines has been published today by Pfizer Healthcare Ireland in association with the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and the Irish Patients’ Association (IPA).Medication non-adherence costs EU governments an estimated €125 billion, and also contributes to the premature deaths of nearly 200,000 Europeans annually.ResearchForgetfulness was the main reason patients said they missed their medication (71 per cent).Other reasons patients were:They thought that they didn’t need the medication any more (20 per cent)They feel better (16 per cent)They are anxious about the side effects (5 per cent)They don’t believe that the medication was effective (4 per cent).Of the conditions requiring regular medication, patients with asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol reported the lowest levels of adherence – 30 per cent in people with high cholesterol and 31 per cent in people with asthma or diabetes.Over half (52 per cent) of carers said that the person they care for regularly forgets to take their medication.The three factors ranked most important in ensuring people do take their medication are: Talking regularly to the doctor (74 per cent)Having a good understanding of the illness (42 per cent)Having a good understanding of the medication (40 per cent).While 18 per cent of people said they are not fully adherent all of the time, this rises to 23 per cent in men, and also 23 per cent in those under 35.Of those who sometimes miss their medication, 64 per cent miss it one or more times a week. Those who miss their medication are significantly more likely to have two or more conditions.The report recommends that regular patient review might be required for some patients groups more than others, and in some disease areas more than others to improve medication taking.Rory O’Donnell, President of the IPU said pharmacists are ideally placed to tackle this problem, by educating patients and helping them make informed decisions about their medicines.RecommendationsSo, what’s recommended to deal with this problem?Personalised interventionsAccess to training for healthcare professionalsA collaborative approach involving the patient in their health managementIncreasing the use of memory aids – 76 per cent of Irish patients claim to have no formal method or system to help them monitor or remind them to take their medicines.Read: Pharmacists want migraine medicine taken off prescription>last_img read more

Alerte météo orange De la neige et du verglas attendus dans leAlerte météo orange De la neige et du verglas attendus dans le

first_imgAlerte météo orange : De la neige et du verglas attendus dans le sud-est de la FranceEn ce samedi 23 février, Météo France a placé les départements des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes Maritimes et du Var en vigilance orange. Des chutes de neige à très basse altitude et du verglas sont attendus dans la journée de samedi ainsi que dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche. La neige a commencé à tomber sur le Var, l’arrière-pays des Alpes-Maritimes avec un peu de neige au-dessus de 200 mètres, ainsi que les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Ces chutes de neige devraient se renforcer en fin de matinée ou dans l’après-midi et s’étendre sur une grande partie de la journée de samedi. Les neiges les plus fortes concernent un axe allant de l’intérieur ouest varois à l’Estérel, au Tanneron et au proche arrière-pays des Alpes-Maritimes. Elles tiennent au sol et les quantités attendues sont de 5 à 10 cm, localement 15 cm. Dans l’après-midi, la côte varoise sera également concernée par des chutes de neige. Sur les Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, il devrait également neiger durant toute la journée de samedi et les quantités attendues sont de 5 à 10 cm. En fin d’après-midi et en soirée, les chutes de neige devraient s’atténuer pour cesser en début de nuit de samedi à dimanche.À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largeComme toujours en cas d’intempéries, la prudence est de mise. Soyez vigilants si vous devez absolument vous déplacer, privilégiez les transports en commun et respectez les restrictions de circulation et déviations mises en place. Le 23 février 2013 à 11:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Vanity Fairs Wolff Now Says Newsweek Will be Dead within Two YearsVanity Fairs Wolff Now Says Newsweek Will be Dead within Two Years

first_imgHere (“possibly there’s a phase where it goes bi-weekly, or even monthly”) Wolff is hedging his bet. While Newsweek doesn’t “want to be seen as a U.S. News,” it’s entirely plausible that all traditional weekly newsmagazines—including Time and Newsweek—go biweekly or even monthly in two years, particularly if the advertisers who exited the print magazine market don’t return.It’s interesting that Wolff, who founded Newser.com, a news aggregator, would want to put an expiration date on a magazine, given that his livelihood, at least in part, hinges on writing for one. (I asked Wolff how long he gives Vanity Fair; he wouldn’t comment.) But Wolff does make an interesting point, and it’s something that we heard from some ex-Washington Post Co. executives when we were working on our story: “How do you say to your colleagues and your customers, while we’re still here today, in all honesty we’re toast tomorrow?”It’s a question some publishers are going to have to face sooner than later. Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair’s cranky contributing editor, Rupert Murdoch biographer and noted firestarter, stated publicly that Newsweek wouldn’t last another five years.  After last week’s news—first reported by FOLIO: (“Newsweek Mulls Dramatic Drop in Circulation”)—that the magazine is considering a huge rate base cut, Wolfe says that he appears to have been “optimistic.”He’s now revised it to two:Sometime around the fourth quarter of next year, Newsweek will be shuttered (possibly there’s a phase where it goes bi-weekly, or even monthly). The people at Newsweek and at the Washington Post Co. will be as adamant and dismissive about denying this as they were about my original assertion. And yet, they obviously can’t be certain they have a positive future (or any future). last_img read more

Sports Illustrated Sees Advertising UptickSports Illustrated Sees Advertising Uptick

first_imgOffering free or aggressively discounted print ads is “not the strategy” for SI, Griffing said.The advertising improvement is significant for SI following a 14.9 percent drop in ad pages through the first half, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Golf Magazine pages, meanwhile, tumbled 37.3 percent through the first six months.In terms of ads, the remainder of the year is shaping up to be better but SI isn’t out of the woods, yet. “The third quarter is looking better than the first and second quarters, but we’re running up, year-over-year, on a third quarter last year during which we had some pretty big issues,” Griffing said. “In terms of proposals, though, RFPs have been up anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the week.”While so many print magazines are hanging on by a thread, Griffing said the SI Group is “feeling good.” “Print is not dying and we are not on a respirator,” he said. “Just like with the housing market, it depends on who you ask, but things do look like they’re improving.” It appears that Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group is seeing some initial glimmers of light at the end of the long, dark, print advertising tunnel. The group today said that ad pages increased 45 percent year-over-year—to 80.3 pages—for its September 7 NFL preview issue.In addition, the magazine’s August 17 College Football Preview issue saw ad pages climb 15 percent, to 45.17 pages, compared to the same issue in 2008. Golf Magazine, which also is managed by the SI Group, saw ad pages grow 8 percent for its September issue.Beyond selling marketers on SI’s custom media offerings, “it’s been about great timing and the stars aligning,” group advertising sales vice president Jeff Griffing told FOLIO:. “First, football season is about to begin. Second, in tough times like these, people are looking for community—they want to crack open an issue of Sports Illustrated and read about their favorite sports teams. At the end of the day, marketers want to buy an audience, and that’s been strong for us. That’s why we’ve been in the conversation.”last_img read more

Ford adds 1M vehicles to Takata recall EcoSport SUV recalled separatelyFord adds 1M vehicles to Takata recall EcoSport SUV recalled separately

first_imgBelieve it or not, automakers are still adding vehicles to the massive Takata airbag inflator recall. That’s one of the two new recalls Ford just announced, with the second affecting its new subcompact SUV.Recall the first: Adding to the Takata frayFord announced Friday that it is expanding its list of vehicles recalled for Takata airbag inflators for the fourth time. This planned expansion covers an additional 953,000 vehicles, approximately 780,000 of which are located in the US. The following vehicles comprise this latest expansion, which covers the passenger side front inflator:2010 Ford Edge2010 Lincoln MKX2010-2011 Ford Ranger2010-2012 Ford Fusion2010-2012 Lincoln MXZ2010-2011 Mercury Milan2010-2014 Ford MustangThe Takata recall kicked off when it was determined that hundreds of millions of its airbag inflator components lacked a moisture-absorbing desiccant. When exposed to humidity and high temperatures, the airbag inflators might fail, spraying the cabin with shrapnel instead of inflating the airbag as required. Both fatalities and injuries have been linked to Takata’s faulty parts, but Ford says no injuries are linked to the vehicles mentioned above.Upon receiving the recalled vehicles, Ford’s service technicians will replace the faulty component with one that will work as expected. Car Industry SUVs Sedans Share your voice Recall the second: EcoSport weld issuesFord also issued a recall for just 87 examples of the 2019 Ford EcoSport subcompact SUV. 63 of these vehicles are in the United States. A wonky weld is to blame for this recall. Apparently, an insufficient weld on the back of the front seat might reduce the structure’s overall strength, which could lead to an increased risk of injury in a crash. Thankfully Ford says it has no knowledge of injuries or accidents related to this recall.A simple part swap is all it takes to remedy this issue. Ford’s technicians will simply replace the front seats with new ones that have sufficient welds.  More about 2018 Ford EcoSport 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Preview • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Small dog with a big bark 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Recalls Lincoln Ford Tagscenter_img 60 Photos Comment 2019 Ford Edge ST: A practical performer More From Roadshow Review • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never Ford Is the 2018 Ford EcoSport too little, too late? 24 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

The new iPod Touch is worth buying just for iOSThe new iPod Touch is worth buying just for iOS

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPod Touch 2015 (16GB – blue) 23 Photos • Apple Arcade Later this year Apple will launch Apple Arcade, a subscription-based games service where you pay a monthly fee to play iOS games made by some of the world’s top game developers. The most exciting for me include Annapurna Interactive, makers of Donut County, and Mistwalker, headed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.Apple expects to have 100 exclusive and nonexclusive games lined up for the service at launch, with more coming later. You’ll sign up for the service and then download any Apple Arcade game you wish at no additional cost. apple-introduces-apple-arcade-apple-tv-ipad-pro-iphone-xs-macbook-pro-03252019Apple Arcade, on Mac, iPad and iPhone. Apple The best thing about this service for owners of the iPod Touch, which has no cellular connection, only Wi-Fi, is that every game will be playable offline. That means you can play your games to your heart’s content even if you’re on the train or in the back seat of a carpool vehicle. A subscription will cost the same for individuals or a family of six and will be compatible across iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. iOS 13 I haven’t been this excited about an iOS update since iOS 7. That’s when Apple implemented the “flat” look of app icons. With iOS 13 it’s dark mode that has me the most giddy. Honestly, what grabbed my attention was simply the fact that dark mode will be a purposefully designed feature — not just an inverting of the colors — that just looks cool in screenshots. redesigned-reminders-app-ios-13Dark mode is coming. Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET Also, iOS 13 will also bring a newly designed camera interface and editing options, as well as Sign In with Apple. Sign In lets users log in to apps and sites on their iPod Touch using their AppleID instead of their email address, which Apple says will prevent them from being tracked online and relentlessly targeted with ads. AR gets more real The iPod Touch will work with AR apps in the App Store. That includes the iOS app Measure, which lets you virtually measure things in the real world by giving you a really flexible digital ruler. With Pokemon Go or the upcoming and highly anticipated Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, AR is kind of becoming a thing. And though I wasn’t excited about it initially, the more useful apps I find, like Measure, the more I’m becoming a believer. measure-app-ios-12Practical AR is the best AR. Jason Cipriani/CNET To be sure, you’ll need a more powerful device to take advantage of some of the high-end AR apps, but for simple measuring, and for finding Pokemon, the new iPod Touch can handle it. Bonus: It has a headphone jack Yep, you can use Bluetooth headphones, or plug your wired ‘phones into that 3.5mm jack on the bottom edge, just like we used to do back in the day. That either appeals to you or not, so I’ll say no more about it. Do it! Or don’t. I mean, the Touch isn’t for everyone. But it’s cheap enough and offers enough current features, as well as some smart strategic future-proofing, to be worth your money if you decide to take the plunge.  Apple See It See it $219 Apple iPod Touch 2015 0 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Review • Apple iPod Touch review: 2015 specs packed into a tiny 2012 body $132 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier The new iPod Touch looks just like the old one and it’s kind of nice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Walmart reading • The $200 iPod Touch now has some legit competition The new iPod Touch is a great gateway into the upcoming iOS 13. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple released a new iPod Touch for 2019 a couple months back. It costs $200 and has a small, low-resolution screen. If you already own an iPhone past the iPhone 5, there’s no reason to even consider buying the iPod Touch. Probably the same deal if you own a recent iPad. If, however, you’ve never owned an iOS device or have in the past and want back in, at $200 the iPod Touch is now the cheapest iOS entry point. But it’s not your only $200 option. Nintendo this week announced a new scaled down version of its Nintendo Switch, called the Switch Lite. The $200 gaming system is smaller than the original Switch and can’t connect to a TV. So how does the Switch Lite compare to the iPod Touch? In his review of the iPod Touch 2019, my colleague Patrick Holland very clearly lays out why, despite its appeal to certain consumers, most will want to skip the iPod Touch. And while I can totally understand and agree with many of his points, ultimately I see it differently. I’ve been a stubborn supporter of iOS, and more specifically the Apple App Store, for nearly 11 years, since I bought the iPhone 3G in 2008. There are two simple reasons for that: I like the interface and its evolution, and the game and app selection in the App Store has never disappointed me. That’s really it. I have an iPhone XS Max and absolutely have no need for the iPod Touch, but I’m excited for those of you who do. And here are three reasons I think the iPod Touch is a near steal at $200. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice Mobile See All null iOS 12 Applelast_img read more

As New York legal window opens child sex abuse victims sueAs New York legal window opens child sex abuse victims sue

first_imgNew York: Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes. Nearly 400 people had filed lawsuits against the Church in courts across New York by the afternoon, according to state court records. Most of them accuse priests of sexually abusing them as children and Church leaders of covering up the priests’ crimes. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The state’s landmark Child Victims Act includes a provision that lifts for one year a statute of limitations that had barred older complaints and which critics said was too restrictive. Although the majority of the new lawsuits appeared to be against the Church, other people sued schools, hospitals and individuals, and at least two people sued the Boy Scouts of America. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Previously, most victims of childhood sexual abuse only had until the age of 23 to bring criminal charges or to seek damages in civil lawsuits. James Grein, now in his early 60s, was among those who sued the Church on Wednesday morning. He said that he was sexually abused as a child for years in New York and elsewhere by the priest who had baptized him, Theodore McCarrick, and sued the church for negligence. McCarrick would go on to become one of the most powerful figures in the church, serving as archbishop of Washington from 2001 to 2006. Advertise With Us The Vatican defrocked McCarrick in February after finding him guilty of sexually abusing children and adults, making him one of the most high-profile Church figures to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times. In a news conference outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, Grein told reporters he was both joyful and “shaking like a leaf.” “It’s our historical gift from God that we can possibly go forward today and get this done,” he said. “I’ve been waiting years. I’ve suffered many, many years.” His lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, who has represented victims of clergy sex abuse for over a decade, said they would use the expected jury trials to learn more about what Vatican officials knew at the time the abuse was happening. “The cover-up has ended, and now we’re going right to the top,” Garabedian said. “Take away their robes, take away their religion, and they’re just criminals.” Church asks for prayers The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said in a statement on Wednesday that it had anticipated facing new lawsuits with the change in the law. It said it would continue to “invite people to consider” a compensation program created in 2016 for people sexually abused by its clergy, including those previously excluded from suing by the statute of limitations. So far, the archdiocese has paid more than $66 million in compensation to 335 victims, as determined by a board of arbitrators and funded by a loan secured against its valuable real estate portfolio. In accepting the compensation, those victims have waived their right to sue in court, the archdiocese said. “While we carefully review the claims made in these suits, we ask that people pray for peace and healing for all those who have suffered from the sin and crime of the sexual abuse of minors, wherever it occurred,” the archdiocese’s statement said. At least two lawsuits were also filed against the Boy Scouts of America, which is based in Irving, Texas. One accused the national organization of knowingly employing thousands of leaders who were suspected of molesting children. The Boy Scouts of America said in a statement on Wednesday that it “strongly supports efforts to ensure that anyone who commits sexual abuse is held accountable,” apologised to anyone harmed during their time in the organization and said it paid for victims’ counselling. “We do, however, have concerns with reforms that impose retroactive liability on organizations that did not have actual knowledge of the specific misconduct underlying an allegation of abuse,” the group said in response to questions about the new law. At least one woman who said she was sexually abused by the late Jeffrey Epstein as a child sued the disgraced financier’s estate early on Wednesday, and more were expected to follow. One law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, said it would sue on behalf of 400 people under the Child Victims Act just in New York City, with plaintiffs ranging from teenagers to people in their 90s. Statewide, the firm said it was representing more than 1,200 people who were victims of sexual abuse as children. A separate group of law firms, including Seeger Weiss, said it would represent at least 170 plaintiffs across the state, many with complaints against the Roman Catholic Church. After the one-year period expires, victims will have until the age of 55 to sue alleged abusers.last_img read more

EC unable to go beyond govt instructions BNPEC unable to go beyond govt instructions BNP

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday urged the government to take steps for finding out an effective way for holding a fair and acceptable election through discussions with opposition political parties, reports UNB.Speaking at a protest rally, he alleged that the government is trying to keep top BNP leaders away from politics ahead of the next general election through convicting them in ‘false’ cases filed against them.”We would like to call upon the government to do positive politics for the welfare of people coming out of negative politics. Engage in talks to work out a way for a credible election where people will be able to exercise their franchise,” said the BNP leader.”Come to senses and take steps for the talks with the opposition parties to protect democracy, Bangladesh, and its future and ensure its economic progress,” he further said.Dhaka south city unit BNP arranged the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh as part of the party’s countrywide protest programme against the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of its senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman in a sedition case.The BNP leader alleged that the government is desperately making various evil efforts to hang onto power as it has lost earth beneath its feet.Fakhrul voiced doubt whether the election commission will be able to hold a reliable and acceptable election following its talks with political parties and different stakeholders.”The nearly three-month dialogue of the election commission is mere eyewash… most of the parties, civil society members and ex-election commissioners joined the dialogue said a credible election is not possible if it is not held under an election-time neutral administration. Now the nation is waiting to see what it (EC) does?” he said.The BNP leader thinks the commission will not be able to do anything good as it has no capability to work ignoring the government’s instructions. “Even, after that we’re observing their activities to know whether they can hold a fair election. We want the commission to work independently to hold a neutral election.”He said the current government has failed to deliver on all fronts though it always talks about huge development.”The mega projects were taken for massive plundering. Most of the roads have now become unfit for traffic.”Fakhrul criticised the government for what he said its failure to arrest the soaring prices of essentials. “The prices of all types of vegetables have gone beyond the buying capacity of common people. The government is hiking the tariffs of gas, power and water to make their pocket heavier. History says people won’t tolerate such sufferings for a long time. You won’t be able to resist them even with cannons when people will wake up.”last_img read more

Lakers Need To Make A Trade To Change The NarrativeLakers Need To Make A Trade To Change The Narrative

first_imgAlso:-Raiders keep proving they don’t have a plan-Lakers need to target Bradley Beal-KD and the Warriors is more of a fling than a marriage <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Lakers need to make a trade to change the narrativeA bombshell ESPN article went deep inside the dysfunctional Lakers and described in painstaking detail just what an absolute dumpster fire the organization has become since Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka took over basketball operations.The article makes the organization look terrible, but Colin believes it also should make it clear that L.A. needs to be aggressive and make a trade to change the narrative. With agents unlikely to steer their clients to Lakerland, a trade is the only option to attempt to jumpstart yet another reboot. Guests:Chris Broussard, Matt Barnes, Ric Bucher, Reggie Bush, and Nick Nurselast_img read more

360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System

first_img Loading…This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000 cardiovascular ultrasound system at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting. The system is Siemens’ flagship echocardiography system and the main focus of demos at ASE were on its advanced assessment capabilities for valves and structural heart evaluations. Here are links to more information on this system:• Siemens Healthineers Showcases New In Vivo and In Vitro Cardiovascular Solutions at TCT 2018 • VIDEO: 3-D Echo Mitral Valve Assessment Using Siemens eSie Valves Software• Siemens Healthineers Receives FDA Clearance for TrueFusion Structural Heart Disease Feature 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System Find links to more 360 degree photos FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Disparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act US Supreme Court RulesDisparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act US Supreme Court Rules

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News June 25, 2015 584 Views Share Disparate Impact Claims Allowed Under Fair Housing Act, U.S. Supreme Court Rulescenter_img Disparate Impact Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs The Inclusive Communities Project Inc U.S. Supreme Court 2015-06-25 Seth Welborn The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday by a 5-4 vote in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. that disparate impact claims can legally be brought about under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often has the swing vote in Supreme Court cases that are divided between the Court’s four liberal and four conservative justices, wrote the court’s opinion on behalf of the majority. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined in the majority opinion of the court. Justices Alito, Roberts, Scalia, and Thomas filed dissenting opinions. To read the complete opinion of the Court, click here.While the Court ruled that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act, that ruling came with a caveat.”So the Court holds that there is a disparate impact claim under the FHA as a matter of statutory interpretation, but the Court cautions that remedial orders in disparate impact cases that impose racial targets or quotas could be unconstitutional,” Attorney Kevin Russell said on the SCOTUS blog. “. . .The Court emphasizes, however, that disparate impact liability should be impose cautiously. To avoid constitutional problems, statistical disparity is not enough.”HUD Secretary Julián Castro praised the Supreme Court’s decision via Twitter on Thursday morning, tweeting that “Today’s SCOTUS opinion upholding disparate impact analysis under Fair Housing Act is a strong victory for equal opportunity in our country.” Castro issued an official statement on Thursday saying, “Today is another important step in the long march toward fulfilling one of our nation’s founding ideals: equal opportunity for all Americans. The Supreme Court has made it clear that HUD can continue to use this critical tool to eliminate the unfair barriers that have deferred and derailed too many dreams. Working with our partners on the ground, we will continue to do all we can to build a housing market that treats all Americans with basic dignity and respect.”The Office of the White House Press Secretary issued the following statement: “Too many Americans are victims of more subtle forms of discrimination, such as predatory lending, exclusionary zoning, and development policies that limit affordable housing. This decision reflects the reality that discrimination often operates not just out in the open, but in more hidden forms. And, it preserves a longstanding and important method for challenging and eliminating those practices and continuing the work to end discrimination in housing.”Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California), Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Committee, stated on the SCOTUS ruling: “I’m pleased that in their decision, the justices recognized the importance of disparate impact liability in uncovering discriminatory intent, and noted that appropriate safeguards in the use of disparate impact already exist, such as requiring plaintiffs to demonstrate causality between the defendant’s practices and its adverse effects. The disparate impact standard is absolutely essential to providing for fair housing throughout our nation. Its decades-long use to weed out discriminatory practices that create barriers to housing is critically important for minority individuals and communities. But our work is not finished. In Congress, we must continue to fight strongly to protect disparate impact, as Republicans have consistently sought to undermine law enforcement’s ability to combat discrimination in our housing and lending markets.”Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee, said: “Today’s decision is a major victory for civil rights and equal opportunity in America. As recent events have shown, our country continues to struggle with a legacy of racial injustice and inequality. The court’s ruling preserves one of the most important tools we have to fight discrimination and ensure that all Americans have fair access to housing and economic opportunity. We need to continue efforts to combat discriminatory practices, not just in housing but in all consumer financial markets.”The disparate impact issue has become a heated one in housing in the last few years, especially since the Obama Administration passed a rule allowing disparate impact claims – which are allegations made based on neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect, under the Fair Housing Act in February 2013.The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project Case centers on allegations that low-income tax credits were awarded to real estate developers who own property in low-income minority dominated neighborhoods and denied to developers who own property in predominantly white neighborhoods. A district court originally ruled that the manner in which the Texas Department of Housing allocated the tax credits, though neutral, had a disparate impact on the basis of race. In March 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s ruling. The Supreme Court heard arguments for the case back in January.”The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is affirmed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion,” Kennedy wrote in Thursday’s opinion.U.S. District Judge Richard Leon struck down the rule in November 2014, saying that only claims of intentional discrimination could be made under the Fair Housing Act. At the time of his ruling, Leon said the belief of those in the Administration who interpret the Fair Housing Act to allow disparate impact claims “appears to be nothing more than wishful thinking on steroids.”The issue as to whether disparate impact claims are allowed under the Fair Housing Act was previously slated to go before the U.S. Supreme Court twice, but both cases settled before it reached that point.In early June, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act, which included an amendment added by Scott Garrett (R-New Jersey) that prohibited the Department of Justice from funding disparate impact claims.last_img read more

Jill Daum poses for a photo at the Belfry theatreJill Daum poses for a photo at the Belfry theatre

first_img Jill Daum poses for a photo at the Belfry theatre in Victoria, B.C., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Jill, the wife of Spirit of The West frontman John Mann has written a play about how the family is struggling with Mann’s Alzheimers disease. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward Alzheimer’s story from wife of Spirit of the West singer takes the stage VICTORIA – Jill Daum says writing a play about a family’s struggles with Alzheimer’s helped her get out of bed some days as she fought to accept her husband’s diagnosis of the cruel disease.Daum is married to musician John Mann, the driving force behind the Canadian band Spirit of the West, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s almost six years ago and now, at age 55, lives in a care home.“Forget About Tomorrow” opened Jan. 25 at Victoria’s Belfry Theatre and is scheduled to run until Feb. 18. It is also scheduled to start March 1 at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre.“The story is fictional but it was certainly inspired by what I learned from living with John. What I learned as a caregiver and what I’ve had to watch him go through,” said Daum in an interview hours before the opening night performance.She said Alzheimer’s takes its toll on more than just the individual with the disease. It ransacks families and the play explores the decline of a family and couple as the disease slowly gnaws at long-standing bonds, she said.“It’s about the wife who’s married to the person who gets the diagnosis and how it affects her and her family, and her path to accepting what her life will be,” Daum said. “She goes down a few rabbit holes … and eventually comes to a place of acceptance.”Daum, who was rewriting lines right up until opening night, said the play evolved during sessions at a women’s writing workshop in Vancouver. She said she didn’t tell anybody about her husband’s diagnosis and the foundation of the play emerged during those gatherings.“I started to write scenes about a woman whose husband had early-onset and nobody in the group knew John had it,” said Daum. “They were really impressed with my knowledge about the disease. I got to talk about what it was like for a caregiver. I got to do all of that without anybody knowing it was actually about me.”“Forget About Tomorrow” is Daum’s first solo project, though she has collaborated on other plays.She said Mann is not able to attend the Victoria performances.“We’ve just gone through a really rough patch with him. But he’s still beautiful Johnny. He’s still snapping his fingers. There’s a lot of love for John in this show.”She said Mann often helped her read lines in the scenes and he contributed two songs to the play.The songs, “Forget to Forget,” and “Tom’s Song,” are the last songs Mann has written. The play opens and closes with the songs.Daum said the play is an emotional roller-coaster, humorous and moving, as the family attempts to cope with upheaval in their lives. The performance arrives at a crossroad, where actor Jennifer Lines, who portrays the wife and caregiver, meets a new man and confronts a difficult decision.“The dilemma is should Jane take it or stay with her husband when we all know in two years he won’t remember her name,” she said.Daum said her personal road to acceptance of Alzheimer’s has been difficult, especially since the journey is continuing to its ultimate end.“I will have a life past Alzheimer’s and John won’t. It’s hard for everybody,” Daum said.center_img by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 28, 2018 1:00 am PDT Last Updated Jan 28, 2018 at 1:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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