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The JUNO Awards rename award category to Indigenous Music Album of theThe JUNO Awards rename award category to Indigenous Music Album of the

first_imgAdvertisement The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced its JUNO Award category Aboriginal Album of the Year will be proudly renamed Indigenous Music Album of the Year, in support of acknowledging all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada.Presented annually at the JUNO Awards, the Indigenous Music Album of the Year recognizes the music that echoes the Indigenous experience in Canada through words and/or music. The category accepts all traditional Indigenous music including: traditional Aboriginal music: Iroquois, Social Pow Wow Drum (i.e: Sioux, Assiniboine, Cree, Ojibway & Blackfoot, etc.); all Hand Drums (e.g. Inuit, Dene, Cree, Micmac, West Coast, etc.), Inuit Throat Singing; Traditional Flutes; Métis, Cree & Micmac Fiddling. In addition, fusions of all genres of contemporary music that incorporate the above and/or reflect the unique Indigenous experience in Canada, by virtue of words or music.The Indigenous Music Album of the Year award will be presented at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Premier Partners of The 2017 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, Radio Starmaker Fund, Ottawa 2017, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Tourism Ottawa, Google Play Music and TD Bank Group.About CARASThe Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards, MusiCounts, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 46th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Freeland says tariffs raise ‘serious questions’ about NAFTA after meetings in DCFreeland says tariffs raise ‘serious questions’ about NAFTA after meetings in DC

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is keeping up the pressure on the Trump administration, warning that Canada’s support for the updated North American trade pact may hinge on the U.S. lifting tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.Freeland, who met Monday in Washington with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, says many Canadians have serious questions about ratifying the new NAFTA as long as those tariffs are still in place.Freeland says she told President Donald Trump’s trade czar that Canadians want the U.S. tariffs and Canada’s retaliatory measures removed before the countries move forward with the approval of the agreement, also known as the USMCA.In addition to being ratified in Mexico and Canada, the deal must make its way through Congress as part of a process that experts predict will take until late summer to run its course.Freeland was in the U.S. capital to meet with Lighthizer as well as other lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the new chair of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on trade.She calls the tariffs — which the U.S. justifies on national security grounds — illegal and absurd, saying they make even less sense now that the new NAFTA agreement has been signed by all three countries.“I also made the point to Ambassador Lighthizer that the existence of these tariffs, for many Canadians, raises some serious questions about NAFTA ratification,” Freeland said following Monday’s meeting.“I have heard from a lot of Canadians that they would be really troubled by Canada moving forward with ratification while the tariffs are still in place. I think to Canadians it just doesn’t make sense.”The Canadian Press read more

US adds 2 companies, 34 vessels to Venezuela sanctions listUS adds 2 companies, 34 vessels to Venezuela sanctions list

WASHINGTON — The United States has added two oil-sector companies and 34 vessels to a sanctions list aimed at forcing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down.A Treasury Department announcement says the companies and vessels are being used to ship fuel to Cuba or in other aspects of the oil industry and help support the Maduro government.The U.S. and about 50 other countries say Maduro’s re-election last year was not legitimate and have recognized the head of the National Assembly as the interim president of Venezuela.The U.S. imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry in January to cut off the government’s most important source of revenue.The designation of the companies and ships Friday bars U.S. citizens or entities from any financial transactions involving them.The Associated Press read more

UN Chief deplores ditching of Fijis Constitution calls for legitimate governmentUN Chief deplores ditching of Fijis Constitution calls for legitimate government

The South Pacific archipelago’s leadership also declared a public emergency and fired the country’s judges in a move following Fiji’s Court of Appeal ruling yesterday that the 2006 ousting of the elected Government was illegal and the appointment of the interim Government unconstitutional.In a statement attributable to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he “strongly deplores these steps and calls for urgent action towards their reversal.” He also called for the restoration of a legitimate government and constitutional order.“The latest measures are a clear rejection of the legal process,” the Secretary-General’s statement read, adding that the actions take by Fiji’s leadership run contrary to “the stated common objective of returning the country to an elected government as soon as possible.”In February, the United Nations was requested, along with the Commonwealth, to broker an “inclusive, independent and time-bound” political dialogue, after parliamentary elections scheduled for last month were postponed.The country’s Prime Minister, Josaia Bainimarama, told the General Assembly’s high-level annual debate in September 2008 that the country would not be able to hold parliamentary elections by March 2009, as previously scheduled, because it first must reform its electoral system. The island chain has suffered prolonged internal tensions between its indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian communities, and had four coups since 1987. Mr. Bainimarama, commander of Fiji’s military forces, came to power in a coup in December 2006, sparking criticism from the UN at the time. 10 April 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed dismay on Friday at the decision to scrap Fiji’s Constitution and the clear attempt by the country’s unelected executive to prolong rule by setting a new five-year time frame for parliamentary elections in 2014. read more

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Elderly urged to carry Pet Cards to prevent animals being left aloneElderly urged to carry Pet Cards to prevent animals being left alone

first_imgThe Pet Card is designed to make sure that medics or 999 crews know if a pet is at risk of being left alone because their owner is unwell  Bridgette said “When speaking to members of the local community, I came to realise that I wasn’t the only one who’d ever considered who would look after my pet if anything ever happened to me.”As such, I thought the ‘Pet Card’ was the perfect solution to put minds at rest and I’m thrilled that they’re being distributed nationwide.” Elderly pet owners are being urged to carry ‘Pet Cards’ to prevent animals being left alone if they are taken ill. The wallet-sized, organ-donor style card, created by Co-op Funeralcare, carries details of who medics or 999 crews can contact if the owner is ill or injured and ensures any four legged, furry or feathered friends are looked after.Co-op Funeral Arranger, Bridgette Perks, from Armthorpe, Doncaster, when she realised a lot of her clients were worried about what would happen to their pets if ever they didn’t come home. Rather than direct them to rescue or re-homing centres, Bridgette took it upon herself to start creating ‘Pet Cards’ for the local residents of Armthorpe.Her idea proved to be a success, leading to Co-op Funeralcare rolling them out nationwide. The complimentary cards will be distributed in local communities as the nation is urged to take the simple precautionary measure to ensure their domestic companions are never left alone. The Pet Card is designed to make sure that medics or 999 crews know if a pet is at risk of being left alone because their owner is unwell Credit:epa european pressphoto agency b.v. / Alamy Stock Photocenter_img Helen Chandler, head of funeral operations at Co-op Funeralcare, said: ‘We always support our colleagues in any way we can so when we heard about Bridgette’s great idea there was no doubt that we wanted to roll it out in our Funeral homes across the UK.”We’re always keen to find new ways to support the local community and the introduction of ‘Pet Cards’ will hopefully offer piece of mind to those who need it.”David Hampson, head of pet insurance, said: “Pets are often considered to be one of the family and the thought of them being left alone can be concerning to say the least. Carrying a ‘Pet Card’ is a simple solution to ensure any pet is made aware of if anything were to happen to the owner.”We want to help customers to take responsibility for their pet’s wellbeing and this is a great way to ensure your pet will get the care it needs in the case of an emergency.” 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

Legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is too low medical organisation warnsLegal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is too low medical organisation warns

first_imgJack Adcock Jack AdcockCredit:Family Handout/PA MPS medical director Dr Rob Hendry, said: “The public and medical profession would expect that extreme cases where there is intent to cause harm or a high degree of recklessness result in prosecution – and we support that. “Most medical manslaughter cases are however more complex, involve systems failures, and are devastating for all concerned.”Dr Bawa-Garba’s conviction is a case in point, and the strength of feeling on this and its implications for an open, learning culture in healthcare, has been palpable.”A striking feature of the law in England and Wales is that intent, carelessness, or recklessness is not required for a conviction.”The legal bar is too low and it is hard to see who benefits – a family has lost a loved one through tragic circumstances, a doctor may lose their career and face a prison sentence, the NHS has lost a valuable doctor, and fear of personal recrimination becomes increasingly embedded across healthcare.”Opportunities to reform the law surrounding medical manslaughter have not been seized.”The organisation recommends the law moves in line with the legal test for culpable homicide used in Scotland,  which requires an act to be “intentional, reckless or grossly careless”.The Government review is being led by the former president of the Royal College of Surgeons, Sir Norman Williams.center_img The legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is currently “too low”, a medical defence organisation has said. The Medical Protection Society say that a “striking feature” of the law in England and Wales is that “intent, carelessness, or recklessness” is not required for a conviction, and that opportunities to reform the law “have not been seized”.Their comments come in response to a Government review into the use of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare following the handling of the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.Dr Bawa-Garba was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter in 2015 over the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock, after he developed sepsis in 2011.A tribunal decided that she should remain on the medical register despite the conviction but in January the General Medical Council (GMC) succeeded in getting Dr Bawa-Garba erased from the register after taking the case to the High Court.However, many doctors reacted angrily to the GMC’s measures, raising  concerns that many of the issues raised by the case – such as dangerous levels of understaffing, failure of IT systems, and staff being forced to work in inappropriate conditions – had been ignored. Last month,  the Government launched the review in manslaughter cases.  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

Safely climb to surface in emergenciesSafely climb to surface in emergencies

first_imgSafescape Laddertube is a state-of-the-art escapeway system designed specifically for use in underground mines. Well over 300 ladderways have now been installed at more than 63 mines worldwide.A fully-enclosed, durable polyethylene product, Safescape is not impacted by water, salt or other mineral deposits. It requires minimal upkeep, fits comfortably within a 1m diameter raise and provides great user safety. It is simply and efficiently installed to any practical length.Safescape’s modular Laddertube is made from strong, lightweight plastic and is easily installed as an escapeway or manway for underground mines. Being fully enclosed, it keeps out rocks, water and salt build up that might slow an escape. And the bright yellow plastic won’t corrode or degrade over time.Some of the benefits include:Enclosed travelway prevents dirt, rocks and salt water ingress and provides the user with a strong sense of securityDoes not corrode or degrade over timeQuick to manufacture and installSmall excavation size requiredAnnulus between Safescape Laddertube and the excavation can be filledErgonomic design ensures climbing is easier than a rung ladderFall arrest system includedFlexibility to suit a vast variety of applicationsMinimal maintenance required.last_img read more

Hundreds attended the 119th Memorial Day ceremony at Fort RosecransHundreds attended the 119th Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans

first_imgHundreds attended the 119th Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Rosecrans May 27, 2019 Allie Wagner Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Allie Wagner, Hundreds in attendance this morning for the 119th Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans to honor our fallen soldiers @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/MiLf9Z0e5P— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. They have set up a memorial called Arlington West in front of the @USSMidwayMuseum with 288 markers to honor those who have died. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD #memorialday pic.twitter.com/UPpmnPWvkt— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 27, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It is one of San Diego’s largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to America’s veterans and today Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery hosted its annual Memorial Day celebration.The celebration is hosted by war veterans organizations, their auxiliaries, and patriotic groups.They’ve conducted the Memorial Day services at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery om San Diego for over 100 years.KUSI’s Allie Wagner has more on this story. Posted: May 27, 2019last_img read more

Castro US can house all homeless vets by 2016Castro US can house all homeless vets by 2016

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The U.S. is on track to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year, even in Los Angeles, the epicenter of the problem, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said Saturday.“I believe we can,” Castro said at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ HomeWalk to end homelessness. “We are making progress as a nation.”All U.S. homelessness could be ended by 2020 if Congress continues to provide the resources, he added.Castro, a rising Democratic star who’s been mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, said that under the Obama administration, Congress increased the number of rental vouchers for veterans from the 20,000-30,000 range to 75,000-80,000.Los Angeles County has an estimated 4,618 homeless veterans, the most of any jurisdiction.The county also receives the most vouchers, the federal government’s primary weapon to end veteran homelessness, Castro said. Mayor Eric Garcetti has pledged to get every homeless veteran in the city into housing by 2016.Despite the increased federal aid, new homeless encampments have sprung up in unexpected places across Southern California, in part because of rising rents, experts said.last_img read more

EDF Energy consults on opening defined benefit pension scheme to new membersEDF Energy consults on opening defined benefit pension scheme to new members

first_imgNew employees at EDF Energy would be given access to its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme through a proposed deal negotiated with trade unions.The deal has received the backing of EDF Energy staff that are members of trade union Unison; 79% of members balloted voted on the pension proposal and 97% support the agreement.Members of trade union GMB that are employed by EDF Energy have also voted in favour of the agreement; 95% of the 75% who turned out for the ballot have voted to accept the pensions deal.The pensions agreement would also introduce a pensionable salary cap of 1% for employees on basic pay above £65,000. This threshold would be linked to salary increases.New entrants into the pension scheme would have access to a new career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme. Some existing employees would be rolled into the new CARE scheme automatically, but will have the chance to remain in the present DB final salary scheme should they opt to do so.The deal is expected to save EDF Energy approximately £270m from the present deficit, and around £20m in yearly funding costs.Dave Prentis, general secretary at Unison, said: “This unique deal means existing members of staff will retain their defined benefit scheme. And it is great news that this deal also extends to new entrants. Future workers at EDF Energy will enjoy some of the best workers’ pensions in the private sector.“It is rare in this economic climate to secure such a good pension scheme for private sector workers.”Eamon O Hearn Large, national officer at GMB, added: “The agreement will ensure that there are no further changes to EDF pensions for at least the next five years. It also provides a DB CARE scheme for new entrants, bucking the trend of closing schemes in the UK private sector.Almost all GMB members will see no change to their current pension arrangements and some will benefit from the new DB CARE scheme.Keeping an open DB scheme for new members is a brilliant achievement for GMB members in the face of closures in other private sector companies.”EDF was unable to comment at this time.last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories 2531 July 2019The top 10 most read stories 2531 July 2019

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 25 and 31 July 2019 were:Government approves extended redundancy protections for pregnant womenGymshark sees 91% of staff log on to benefits platform since October 2016EY, London City Airport and Schroders sign up to new Good Work StandardFacebook group advertises leaving work to go to the pub for summer half dayCulina Group employees have spent £600,000 on retail discounts since 2016Investment banking analyst is UK’s highest paid entry-level role for 2019FCA publishes policy statement to improve informed pensions decision-makingThree-fifths cite attracting and retaining talent as top objective for 2019Penguin Random House reports a 9.1% gender pay gap for 2019Taxi drivers have received a 72% pay increase since 2008last_img read more

Airbnb beware Marriott reportedly will launch its own home rental serviceAirbnb beware Marriott reportedly will launch its own home rental service

first_img Comments Tags 2 Share your voicecenter_img Marriott is getting into the home-sharing business. Marriott International Marriott is looking to get in on the home-sharing business. The hotel chain plans to start a home-rental business to compete with Airbnb and similar services, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Marriott didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but the Journal reported that the company could unveil the first phase of its plan early next month. The move would make Marriott, the world’s biggest hotel operator, the first major hotel company to create a US home rental platform. Airbnb, which has over 6 million listings worldwide, has progressively moved into the hotel business over the past couple of years, including acquiring Hotel Tonight Inc. in March. It’s also increasingly working with landlords on profit-sharing deals. The company announced partnerships with major landlords in Florida and in San Francisco in 2017. And on Monday, Airbnb announced that it’s partnering with RXR Realty, one of New York City’s largest real estate owners, to convert 10 stories of an iconic Rockefeller Plaza building into Airbnb rentals.On Monday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky was on CBS This Morning to talk about the company’s future and its new documentary, Gay Chorus Deep South, which is premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. (Editors’ note: CNET is owned by CBS.)”I think you’ll think of Airbnb to plan your entire vacation at all price points and all geographies in the world,” Chesky said. “So, we’re going to combine where to go, what to do and how to get there all in one place. The whole end-to-end trip. Not just housing, not just homes.” Originally published April 29, 6:57 a.m. PTUpdate, 7:08 a.m.: Adds details; 7:58 a.m.: Adds Chesky’s comments from CBS This Morning interview; 3:29 p.m.: Adds information on Airbnb’s partnership with RXR Realty. Tech Industrylast_img read more

Sir Richard Branson gives up control of Virgin Atlantic amid DeltaAir FranceSir Richard Branson gives up control of Virgin Atlantic amid DeltaAir France

first_img Close Sir Richard Branson gives up control of Virgin Atlantic amid Delta-Air France deal IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:51Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:50?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Sir Richard Branson has announced he will sell a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic to Air France-KLM in a move that could bring an era of British aviation to an end.last_img read more

290 more illegal structures bulldosed on Buriganga banks290 more illegal structures bulldosed on Buriganga banks

first_imgBangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) conducts a drive in Kamrangirchar to free Buriganga river on Wednesday, 6 February, 2019. Photo: UNBBangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) demolished 290 more illegal structures along the Buriganga river on Thursday, the third and final day of the second phase drive.With this, a total of 1,199 establishments were pulled down from the banks of the river in two phases of the drive.The BIWTA started the drive on the third day around 10:30am which continued till 4:00pm in Kamalbagh and Loharpool Chata Masjid area in Kamrangirchar.In the first-phase drive on 29-31 January, the authorities dismantled some 444 illegal establishments while the second-phase drive started on 5 February.The three-day third-phase drive will begin on 12 February.last_img read more

This video by a Columbia University neuroscientist​ might be the best caseThis video by a Columbia University neuroscientist​ might be the best case

first_imgRelated posts:In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police US drug czar approaches challenge from a different angle: as a recovering alcoholic White people are more likely to deal drugs in the US, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it Fabio Lobo: Honduras’ drug trafficking presidential son? “I grew up in the hood in Miami in a poor neighborhood. I came from a community in which drug use was prevalent. I kept a gun in my car. I engaged in petty crime. I used and sold drugs. But I stand before you today also — emphasis on also — a professor at Columbia University who studies drug addiction.”That’s how Carl Hart, a neuroscientist and professor of psychology and psychiatry, opened a recent TED talk he gave about his research into addiction. After his difficult youth, Hart said he toed the drug war line for a number of years: “I fully believed that the crime and poverty in my community was a direct result of crack cocaine.” He bought into the notion, pushed by policymakers in the 1980s and 1990s, that you could get hooked on crack and other drugs after just one hit.But his research has disabused him of these notions. He recruited cocaine and meth users into his lab, and over a period of several days offered them some options: they could either receive hits of their drug of choice, or they could take payments of five dollars instead. Crucially, the payments offered were less than the value of the drugs they could consume.Contrary to the notion of the craven drug fiend who will do literally anything for one more hit, Hart found that half of cocaine and meth users opted for the money over the drugs. And when he increased the payments to 20 dollars, closer to 80 percent of meth users chose the money. The lesson? “Attractive alternatives dramatically decrease drug use,” he said in his talk.This speaks to another point Hart made, which is worth quoting at length:80 to 90 percent of people who use illegal drugs are not addicts. They don’t have a drug problem. Most are responsible members of our society. They are employed. They pay their taxes. They take care of their families. And in some cases they even become president of the United States.He’s right, of course. Among people who have ever used marijuana, only 9 percent become addicted. That rate is 11 percent for cocaine and 17 percent for stimulants like meth. Even the vast majority of people who use heroin — 77 percent of them — never get addicted to the drug.When it comes to his own kids, Hart, who is black, is less worried about drugs and more worried about the people who enforce drug laws. He says the effects of drugs at the individual-level are predictable and easy to understand: you smoke some weed, you will experience X effects after Y amount of time. But interactions with the police are a different story. “I don’t know how to keep my children safe with the police because, particularly when it comes to black folks, interactions with police are not predictable,” he said in a recent Q&A hosted by Ebony magazine.Hart says that many recent high-profile police killings have occurred under the aegis of the war on drugs. “In all of these cases, authorities suspected that the deceased individual was either intoxicated from or selling an illicit substance,” Hart writes. Overinflated claims about the dangers of drug use have “created an environment where unjustified police killings are more likely to occur,” he says. They’ve also created a world where DEA agents can interrogate public transportation passengers and take all their money when they don’t like their answers. Or where IRS agents can empty your bank account because they don’t like how you deposited your money there.But black families and communities typically bear the brunt of these harsh measures. Hart offers a troubling statistic in his talk: 1 in 3 black men can expect to do some jail time over the course of their lives. This reality has hit him right at home: “I’m a father of three black sons,” he said. “One has spent time in jail for drug laws.”© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter The burgeoning touristGo back to the enewsletter The burgeoning tourist

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe burgeoning tourist mecca of Los Cabos has attracted attention from Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand. Ownership of the award-winning Resort at Pedregal will switch hands and rebrand as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. The 115-room and suite luxury retreat is perched on an oceanside mountain and beach and will debut in Q4 2019.The resort boasts an extensive list of industry accolades, including TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice awards No. 1 of the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico, No. 1 of the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Mexico and No. 7 of the Top 25 Hotels in the World in 2019.All rooms and suites offer ocean views, private plunge pools and a refined, upscale design inspired by the surrounding area’s natural elements. A fusion of modern luxury and authentic Mexican style, rooms feature rainforest showers, standalone bathtubs, outdoor areas with fire pits, private chefs and more.Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal’s TunnelThe resort can only be reached by Mexico’s privately owned tunnel, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.From marine life to mountain trails, the retreat offers a curated collection of luxury experiences that highlight the Baja Peninsula’s diverse land, wildlife and people. Local partners include naturalists, adventurers and farmers who create itineraries designed to inspire exploration beyond the resort.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgApril 22, 2009 Today we continue with a report from the construction of the new Arcosanti Visitor’s Entrance pathway. Next step of the project will be the making of 8′ wide staircases. In this photo, you see the beginning stage of the formwork for the lower set of stairs. In the background, the crew is focusing effort on the upper level staircase. Today we continue with a report from the construction of the new Arcosanti Visitor’s Entrance pathway. Next step of the project will be the making of 8′ wide staircases. In this photo, you see the beginning stage of the formwork for the lower set of stairs. In the background, the crew is focusing effort on the upper level staircase.[Photo: sa & text: dkt] These are more photos of the formwork. In the top images, Andrew Chesley and Andrew Woodard are leveling the ground, measuring the height of risers, and tying together the reinforcing pieces of rebar. In the lower left image, Dan Weeden is connecting the pieces of wood that will form the risers of the bottom staircase. The lower right image is from the upper level formwork.[Photo: sa&dkt & text: dkt] This last photo shows the new pathway in use, and you can see the formworks for the new staircases partially finished.[Photo: & text: dkt]last_img read more

Online tax returns trickling inOnline tax returns trickling in

first_imgAssistant tax commissioner Sotiris Markidis announced on Monday that 39,000 tax returns have been submitted since June for the fiscal year 2017, and 224,500 people have registered to Taxisnet, the department’s online portal.Another 12,000 statements have been submitted provisionally, meaning the taxpayer has not yet finalised the document.According to Markidis, the 224,500 new registrations represent 78.5 per cent of those who were expected to register on Taxisnet after the state mandated online submissions only.As far as overdue tax payments are concerned, Markidis said there have been 13,000 arrangements for a total sum of €440m.The amount expected to be paid after discount is around €360m.You May LikeMoney News TipsNew WiFi Booster Takes United States By StormMoney News TipsUndoHyaluronic Acid ProductsOur experts show the effects of Hyaluronic Acid Skin Care and what possibilities, products and risks are common and also what requires special attention.Hyaluronic Acid ProductsUndoLonnyThese Grand Slam Winners Listed Their Palm Beach Gardens PadLonnyUndo New York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more