Scott Stanford to Host The 17th Annual ADAPT Community Network Golf Tournament

first_imgEdward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network announced today that the 17th Annual ADAPT Community Network Golf Tournament will be held at Brae Burn Country Club & Century Country Club in Purchase, New York on Monday, September 17th, 2018.This annual tournament attracts over 250 golfers for a uniquely enjoyable day of golf and entertainment in support of ADAPT Community Network. All proceeds from the event fund the delivery of life-affirming programs and services to children and adults with disabilities and their families.The golf tournament will be hosted by Scott Stanford, Six-Time Emmy Award Winning PIX 11 News Weeknight Sports Anchor & Host of Sunday Sports Rewind“We are so pleased to have Scott Stanford hosting our golf outing again,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network. “Scott is a longtime supporter of our organization and he makes the day enjoyable for all who attend.”For the third consecutive year, the event will include a presentation of the ADAPT Community Network Corporate Champion Award, which will be presented to one of ADAPT’s generous supporters, Jeffrey S. Weiss, President, The Weiss Group. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the power to inspire and lead as role models for people with and without disabilities.“Jeff Weiss is an invaluable help to our organization. He and his firm have stewarded the pension investments for thousands of our staff to insure their long term stability. ADAPT Community Network is proud to present our 2018 Corporate Champion Award to him.” – Edward R. Matthews, CEO of ADAPT Community Network.The 17th Annual ADAPT Community Network Golf Tournament is presented by the Carmel family.Tournament Schedule9:00 am: Check-In & Breakfast Served10:30 am: Shotgun Start4:00 pm: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres5:00 pm: Award Ceremony & Raffle7:00 pm: Event EndsScott Stanford, a six-time New York Emmy Award-winner for “On-Camera Achievement,” is PIX11’s weeknight sports anchor for the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts and the host of Sunday Sports Rewind. Stanford has also served as co-anchor of the PIX11 Morning News. Before joining PIX11, he served as a sports anchor for WNBC, the fill-in host for The Crossover on NBCSN and the news anchor on WNBC’s COZI TV (formerly New York Nonstop.) Stanford is also an in-studio host for WWE.Stanford has also worked in the New York market at WNYW Fox 5 and WWOR My9. Prior to joining My9, Stanford was the full-time afternoon sports anchor on WCBS Newsradio 880, where was twice awarded the “AIR Award,” which recognized him as the best radio sports anchor in New York City. He began his broadcast career at WFAS in Westchester County and WRKL in Rockland County.Stanford has also been a play-by-play announcer for college basketball and arena football. In addition, he has been heard as an announcer and voice-over artist for many national television programs including The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Stanford received a degree in Broadcasting and Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and daughters.ADAPT Community Network (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of New York City) is the leading human service not-for-profit and a pioneer in providing cutting edge programs and services for people with disabilities. Every day, we build a more inclusive world for thousands of New Yorkers through education, technology, health, residential and recreational programs in all five boroughs. Our schools and services encompass many people who have challenges beyond cerebral palsy such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and neuromuscular disorders, among others. We are the largest provider of pre-school education for children with disabilities in New York. ADAPT’s 100 comprehensive programs serve over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families.For questions or sponsorship information, please contact Louisa Laverde at 212-683-6700 X1201 or: llaverde@adaptcommunitynetwork.orglast_img read more

US- Saudi Arabia: Senate Passes Bill on 9/11 Attacks

By Kainoelani LeeRabat – The US Senate passed unanimously a bill, Tuesday, that would allow the families of those killed in the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any roles played in the terrorist attacks, according to the New York Times.The passing of the bill seems to be another sign of the increasing tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United States. The Saudi government has warned that if the legislation passes, they would sell off up to $750 billion worth of assets in the United States.  Economists have commented that a sell-off would “do more harm” to Saudi’s economy than to America’s.In the past, families who have suffered from the September 11 attacks have tried to hold members of the Saudi royal family and charities liable claiming financial support of terrorism, but a 1976 law granting foreign nations a certain amount of immunity from lawsuits in American courts has led many of these families to dead ends.Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, a Democrat and a sponsor of the bill, believes that passing the bill will help the families of the victims to seek justice. He also states that if Saudi Arabia did not participate in this terrorism plot, they have nothing to fear about going to court.Saudi leaders have denied any responsibility for the September 11 attacks, according to the Business Standard.A document recently posted by the National Archives, which includes a series of memos written by September 11 commission staff members found “no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded” Al Qaeda or the 9/11 plotters.The bill will go through the White House for further action. read more

Report: Facebook, FTC discussing ‘multibillion dollar’ fine

NEW YORK — A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a “multibillion dollar” fine for the social network’s privacy lapses.The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a tech company. Citing unnamed sources, it also said the two sides have not yet agreed on an exact amount.Facebook has had several high-profile privacy lapses in the past couple of years. The FTC has been looking into the Cambridge Analytica scandal since last March. The data mining firm accessed the data of some 87 million Facebook users without their consent.At issue is whether Facebook is in violation of a 2011 agreement with the FTC promising to protect user privacy. The FTC declined to comment. Facebook did not immediately comment.The Associated Press read more

Bulgarian man charged in stock manipulation scheme

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, shows the rear window of an Avon representative’s car in North Lauderdale, Fla. Nedko Nedev has been charged with manipulating the stocks of Avon and two other companies by issuing fake takeover offers. He faces an eight-count indictment, with charges for crimes related to market manipulation, insider trading and aggravated identity theft. The 38-year-old Nedev is a citizen of Bulgaria and the U.S. The allegations in the indictment were unsealed in federal court on Thursday, March 10, 2016 in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File) Bulgarian man charged in stock manipulation scheme NEW YORK, N.Y. – A Bulgarian man has been charged with manipulating the stocks of Avon and two other companies by issuing fake takeover offers.Nedko Nedev faces an eight-count indictment, with charges for crimes related to market manipulation, insider trading and aggravated identity theft. The 38-year-old Nedev is a citizen of Bulgaria and the U.S.The allegations in the indictment were unsealed in federal court on Thursday in Manhattan. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said in a written statement that Nedev was arrest in Bulgaria and his extradition to the U.S. is being sought.The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Nedev and four other defendants in June. In it, the SEC said one defendant — PTG Capital — filed an offer for Avon Products Inc. in May 2015 claiming that it had proposed buying all the company’s stock for a large premium. That sent Avon’s stock soaring. The SEC said at the time that the company seemed to have been formed only to manipulate stocks.Nedev and others who weren’t identified are also accused of a similar scheme with shares of reinsurance company Tower Group International in May 2014 and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in December 2012.There was no immediate information on an attorney who could comment on Nedev’s behalf.Avon’s stock added 15 cents, or 3.6 per cent, to $4.37 in morning trading Friday. Its shares are down almost 49 per cent over the past year. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 11, 2016 6:36 am MDT Last Updated Mar 11, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN initiative strengthens drought monitoring and early warning in AsiaPacific

Although drought is a “silent killer” in Asia and the Pacific, access to scientific information and knowledge remain a challenge for many countries in the region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said today at a milestone forum on drought monitoring and early warning.“Over the past three decades, it is estimated that droughts in the region have affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused damages of over $53 billion,” Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ESCAP’s Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, said today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The meeting, organized by ESCAP and the Sri Lanka Ministry of Technology and Research, drew senior Government representatives, regional experts and UN agencies to exchange good practices and discuss strategies to reduce the impacts of agricultural drought and help save lives. Ms. Sirimanne emphasized that efforts to reduce the impacts of drought require timely access to satellite-derived data. “Signs of drought can be observed from space long before they are visible to the human eye. Advances in space technology allow us to monitor the condition of crops, or the availability of water, from satellite images, and sharing this information through regional cooperation will save lives and protect livelihoods.” However, despite significant progress in monitoring agricultural drought, access to satellite-derived data and knowledge for improving early warning remains a challenge for many countries in Asia and the Pacific. In 2013, ESCAP launched the Regional Drought Mechanism – a platform providing timely and free satellite-based data; products; and training to regional drought-prone countries – to enhance the capacity of Governments for agricultural monitoring and early warning. When combined with information collected on the ground, the data leads to more effective detection of potential drought conditions. “For example, satellite images can detect the onset of drought in specific areas or provinces, allowing time for local authorities to take immediate action, such as informing farmers to switch to more drought-resistant crops or implementing water management strategies,” Ms. Sirimanne elaborated. The Sri Lankan Minister of Technology and Research, Patali Champika Ranawaka warned, “This year may witness the beginning of another El Niño period affecting Sri Lanka – possibly with serious implications for agriculture, one of the most important sectors for the country.” “We have great hope that ESCAP’s Regional Drought Mechanism will help Sri Lanka address this issue by expanding our options for monitoring and responding to agricultural drought, in the meantime effectively harnessing the potential of space technology applications towards this end,” he addedCurrently, the Mechanism is being piloted in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Its initial work in Mongolia and Sri Lanka – supported by two regional service nodes – demonstrates clearly the efficiency and effectiveness of the initiative. Supported by China and India, the regional service nodes were established under the Regional Drought Mechanism to provide the pilot countries with satellite imagery, services, expert training and capacity development. Though several of the pilot countries already experience severe drought conditions due to regular climate oscillations, including El Niño and La Niña, climate change projections indicate that drought is likely to become more frequent and severe in the future. Given these challenges, forum participants recognized the importance of coordination and cooperation across the relevant ministries and initiatives in the region and looked at practical ways to improve early warning through enhanced integration with climate change trends, and new scientific modelling techniques. Recommendations from the forum will provide guidance for strengthening the effectiveness of the Regional Cooperative Mechanism and will feed into the national disaster management plans of the pilot countries. Participating countries benefit from: enhanced access to space-based data; capacity building in preparedness and response; strengthened institutional coordination and policies at the country level; and Regional and South-South cooperation and support networks. read more

Essential shifts needed for UN to tackle new peacekeeping challenges report reveals

‹ ›“We will be leading the implementation phase from my Office, with the close participation of all the key departments”, the UN chief stated. “My instruction to them will be to carry on the spirit the Panel employed; to be bold; and to see the task as nothing less than preparing the United Nations to rise to the challenges of the future.”Speaking on behalf of the Panel with the Vice-Chair, Ameerah Haq, former UN Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, Mr. Ramos-Horta emphasized the need for UN missions to be “tailored to context,” the UN being encouraged to embrace the term ‘peace operations’ to denote the full spectrum of responses in one articulated sequence, without isolating military components from police and civilian ones.In addition, a “more resilient global and regional architecture for international peace and security” is required for the future; he said, convinced that the UN Headquarters must lay out a “vision” and focus more on enabling field missions, while personnel should renew “their resolve to serve and protect the people,” with one goal in mind: the well-being of civilians on the ground.The Panel worked primarily through consultations, thematic workshops, review of submissions and relevant literature, capital visits, and targeted interviews, Mr. Ramos-Horta. Consultations with Member States, civil society and academia were held and the Panel received more than 80 written submissions from more than 50 Member States, regional and other organizations – such as the African Union – UN partner entities, civil society, academia and research outfits.Calling for a stronger push for prevention, the Panel recommends the establishment of an “international forum on prevention drawing on external resources and knowledge,” as well as an “earlier engagement” by the Security Council to address “emerging threats”.On rapid deployment, the group was unanimous in recommending the UN to lay out a “vision” and “roadmap for a stronger network of national and regional standby capabilities.”Taking note of complaints expressed by a number of troop and police contributing countries about the lack of consultations, the Panel has concluded that such consultations should be institutionalized “to forge a common purpose for missions from the outset,” the Chair continued.Among other recommendations, the report says the UN Secretariat should consider the establishment of a position of an “additional Deputy Secretary-General responsible for peace and security”, as well as a proposal for a single ‘peace operations account’ to finance all missions and related back-stopping activities in future. Focus on political solutions, responsive and flexible operations, stronger partnerships and field-focused and people-centered mandates; these are the essential shifts the United Nations must urgently address as it faces challenging new landscapes in peacekeeping and conflict prevention, the chair of a high-level expert panel said today, introducing a long-awaited report at the world body’s New York Headquarters.“Primacy of politics means that lasting peace is achieved through political solutions and not through military and technical engagements alone. Political solutions must guide all UN peace operations,” said José Ramos Horta, former President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Laureate at a press briefing where he presented on behalf of the 16-member panel key recommendations and areas where the group agreed reforms should be implemented.On 31 October 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the establishment of a High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, chaired by Mr. Ramos-Horta. Responsible for making a comprehensive assessment of the state of UN peace operations today and the emerging needs of the future, the panel was also tasked with examining special political missions. The new survey is being made public 15 years after the release of the groundbreaking Brahimi Report, named after long-time UN adviser and renowned Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi who chaired a similar high-level panel convened by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Earlier today, the new report was handed over to Mr. Ban, who said he would study its findings “carefully” before transmitting it to the UN General Assembly and the Security Council. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives the report of the High-Level Independent Panel for the Review of Peace Operations. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Rwandan peacekeepers with the UN Mission in South Sudan – UNMISS – assist the community of Kapuri in building a new school to improve the learning environment for children (Sept. ’14). UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Press conference by members of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe In Haiti, a Brazilian peacekeeper with the UN Mission there – MINUSTAH – shows a young girl how to brush her teeth during a day of sports, cultural and educational activities for children from the slum Cité Soleil. UN Photo/Logan Abassi Members of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali – MINUSMA – honour a fallen colleague, killed during an attack on 25 May 2015, in Bamako. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Sergeant Dora Doroye, a female soldier from Ghana serving with the UN Mission in Liberia – UNMIL – leads a mission debrief following a patrol of the city of Buchanan (April 2009). UN Photo/Christopher Herwig read more

Cuyuni miner kills Venezuelan after intervening in domestic spat

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGold miner accused of murdering Venezuelan further remandedJuly 26, 2018In “Court”Venezuelan miner shoots colleague who owes him moneyMay 8, 2019In “Crime”Miner killed after attacking businessman with cutlassFebruary 12, 2019In “Crime” A Venezuelan, identified as Rafael Angel Gonzales Prieto, 27, was stabbed to death by a gold miner on Saturday at around 01:50h after he was allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni.INews understands that the girlfriend, identified as a 32-year-old Venezuela national was dancing with a Brazilian in a restaurant and bar when the suspect attacked her and threw her to the ground.Prieto reportedly whipped out a knife, sat on the woman’s chest and was in the process of cutting off her hair.The miner who was observing what was transpiring attacked the woman’s boyfriend and dealt him several stabs, one of which reportedly caused his intestines to protrude from his abdomen.The man then escaped.The victim’s body was left laying at the scene and was later taken to the Enteringbang Landing where it is currently awaiting a post mortem examination.The suspect, a resident of East Bank Demerara is being sought as Police are investigating the matter. read more

Mixed outlook for Chinas tin production and global analysis

first_imgThe ITRI reports that speakers at its 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming earlier this month presented different perspectives on the medium-term outlook for China’s tin production, with production expected to remain static or decline slightly in the coming years.John Johnson, CEO of CRU China, outlined how China’s ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR)’ policy is intended to support the export of commodities in domestic surpluses, such as refined tin, and to import or invest in commodities in deficit such as tin concentrate. Johnson projected that China’s refined tin production in the medium-term would also be supported somewhat by higher prices.Yue Min, Marketing Director of Yunnan Tin Co, held the view that China’s tin production would be affected by a shortage of tin concentrates as well as higher costs as a result of stricter environmental regulation. Yue believed that secondary tin may play an important role in sustaining production, which would also be driven by consumption growth as a result of China’s urbanization, new applications of tin and the OBOR policy.Xu Pu, General Manager of Shenzhen Fuyingda Industrial Technology Co, suggested that China’s tin production would be impacted by slower demand growth and higher mining costs as both a result of stricter environmental rules and the deteriorating quality and grade of domestic tin resources.The ITRI view “is that China’s refined tin production in the medium-term is likely to be directly impacted by declining production and imports from Myanmar. Higher mine production in some areas of China such as Hunan and Inner Mongolia and a partial recovery in secondary tin production is expected but will be unlikely to offset the decline in imported concentrate. We project that China’s mined tin production will decline in the long-term as mining costs rise to due to lower grades and reduced quality of tin resources available for extraction domestically.ITRI’s 13th annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2017. ITRI analyst Tom Mulqueen commented: “latest reports suggest tin usage in chemicals and tinplate in China has been stronger than indicated by our survey results. If this is sustained then it is possible we could see global refined tin consumption growth of around 2% in 2017”136 companies took part; accounting for some 46% of estimated global refined tin use in 2016. Key headline findings from this report are as follows:ITRI’s latest estimate of refined tin use in 2016 is 348,900 t, based on data from the 2017 survey. The figure is just 1,200 t lower than the preliminary 2016 estimate made following last year’s survey. Refined tin demand reported by survey participants increased by 3.3% from 2015 with more modest growth anticipated in 2017Solder still accounts for the largest global share of tin use, recovering into growth from a long-term low in 2015. China powder and paste producers were particularly positive. The automotive sector is likely to be a key driver, as well as new markets such as solar solders, although miniaturisation is still a threat and many respondents expected future solder sales to be static or in declineTin use in chemicals grew by 5.5% in 2016 and is expected to increase outside China in 2017. The sector in China was temporarily impacted this year by government environmental inspections. Tin price and competition are still significant issues but threats from regulation may have receded as PVC and other polymer markets have grown strongly. Traditional markets for inorganic products remain static or in declineProvisional estimates of total global tin use including refined and unrefined forms totalled 422,900 tonnes in 2016, up 1.7% from 2015. The Recycling Input Rate (RIR) was calculated as 30.7% in 2015, down from 31.4% in 2014Pipeline refined tin stocks held by surveyed companies at the end 2016 amounted to the equivalent of 3.39 weeks’ supply. If this ratio is extrapolated based on global consumption it would imply that world consumer stock holdings were around 23,000 t.last_img read more

Geoffrey Cox argued that backstop could threaten Northern Irish human rights

first_img 23 Comments Mr Speaker, it’s come to be called ‘Cox’s codpiece’. What I am concerned to ensure is that what’s inside the codpiece is in full working order.During a separate bout of questioning, Cox also committed to publishing his next bout of legal advice, too: “I shall publish my legal opinion on any document that is produced and negotiated with the EU.” Geoffrey Cox argued that ‘backstop could threaten Northern Irish human rights’ The Guardian reports that the UK’s Attorney General used this argument to try to convince the EU to change the backstop. Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 10:56 PM As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share15 Tweet Email1 Mar 7th 2019, 10:56 PM Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Short URL 21,073 Views BRITISH ATTORNEY GENERAL Geoffrey Cox has reportedly claimed that the Irish backstop posed a threat to the human rights of citizens in Northern Ireland.He’s faced a bit of backlash for his remarks, reports The Guardian, including from a woman who is challenging the UK Home Office over its treatment of Northern Irish citizens.“Hearing Geoffrey Cox attempt to argue the backstop would breach human rights in Northern Ireland has me speechless,” Emma DeSouza said on Twitter.“What the UK puts Northern-Irish born Irish citizens through is a breach of rights and the Good Friday Agreement.”It’s been argued that the backstop breaches the Good Friday Agreement, as if checks were placed along the Irish Sea, it would mean changing the relationship between Northern Ireland and the UK. On that same basis, however, Brexit itself could be argued as a breach of the Good Friday Agreement, as the relationship between Northern Ireland and Ireland will probably change.In this case, it’s reported that Cox argued the backstop contravened Northern Irish citizens’ human rights, as it would leave them within the European Union but with no representation in the European Parliament. Cox’s codpieceEarlier today in the House of Commons, Cox answered questions on the progress that had been made during negotiations with the EU. He was asked if it was still the plan to change the backstop, and add a codicil, or additional note, to the Irish backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement.“It is government policy to achieve the necessary change in the backstop which will cause me to review and change my advice. That is government policy, that is the discussions we are having.”Cox’s advice on the backstop in its current form caused quite a stir. MPs spent days in December calling for it to be published, which it eventually was, and made quite a splash when it landed.The Attorney General’s legal advice confirmed that the backstop would “endure indefinitely” and would mean that there will be more customs checks between Northern Ireland and Great Britain than there are currently.Cox says that there are parts of the deal that contradict each other, meaning that it’s not clear whether the backstop is temporary.It’s this advice that has led Brexiteer MPs to criticise the backstop, and call for changes such as placing a time-limit on it or allowing the UK to withdraw from it without needing the approval of the EU.Cox has been attending talks in Brussels this week in the hope of finding this codicil, that would mean he can change his legal advice without changing the essence of the Withdrawal Agreement. Speaking to the House of Commons about the codicil, Cox playfully said: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: SIPA USA/PA Imageslast_img read more

Motorola prépare un nouveau Photon 4G LTE

first_imgMotorola prépare un nouveau Photon 4G LTE Une nouvelle version du Photon 4G serait en préparation, avec un support du LTE pour compléter cet appareil brillant.L’année a vu le Motorola Photon 4G faire des vagues au Etats Unis. Une sorte de rédemption pour un fabricant plutôt à court d’idée… La bête est dotée d’un double coeur, qHD et performant. Une nouvelle version renforcerait encore les qualités de cet appareil, et il semble justement, d’après PocketNow, qu’un support du LTE, cette presque-4G (lien non disponible), soit en préparation. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Sans doute y aura-t-il d’autres améliorations, comme un meilleur écran, un meilleur appareil photo, une version d’Android moins viellotte et un meilleur processeur.C’est l’opérateur Sprint qui s’occuperait de la diffusion de ce nouveau mobile aux Etats Unis, nommé Photon Q 4G. La lettre Q dans le nom, si l’on se base sur le modèle Motorola Q, désignerait le qwerty, ce qui pourrait vouloir indiquer que l’appareil aurait un clavier complet. Mais ce n’est qu’une hypothèse de l’internet.Ce serait sans doute en tout cas le premier LTE de Motorola.  Le 25 avril 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Provo hosts Sandals Resorts Intl GM meeting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – Recently Sandals held a General Managers’ retreat in Povidenciales, the World’s #1 Island and GM for Sandals Barbados, Joe Zellner, who joined his team in a farewell song to the TCI Media Fam delegation said these networking opportunities are happening internally too at SRI.“I think it’s just important that we exchange ideas. The Caribbean is a big region but I think to market this region, the Caribbean is unique. I have been fortunate enough to have been in this region for 16 years, spent four years in the Turks and Caicos Islands where I managed a couple of years at Beaches hotel so I think it is the right thing to do, to go around and see what others have to offer you know, because at the end of the day we only can learn from each other to benefit us all.”Sandals Resorts International (SRI) now employs 13,000 people at its 24 resorts in seven nations region wide. Related Items:joe zellner, sandals resort international GM Meetinglast_img read more

Stabbed woman jailed on warrant

first_imgA woman who was stabbed in the leg Monday evening, allegedly by her sister, was treated for her wound and then booked at the county jail on an outstanding court warrant, authorities said.Robyn L. Ruiz, 26, of Vancouver, the stabbing victim, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center to treat the 1-inch laceration to her back right thigh. She needed several stitches, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.When officials ran her name, it was connected with an outstanding district court warrant, Kapp said. Police booked her at the Clark County Jail for violating a domestic violence court order.Police say Ruiz was stabbed by her sister, Jeralee J. Bigback, 18, of Vancouver around 6:23 p.m. at an apartment in the Evergreen Village Apartments complex, 2501 N.E. 138th Ave. Ruiz told witnesses she was stabbed by her sister, but she was reluctant to speak with police.After a short foot chase, police arrested Bigback and booked her into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault and minor in possession of alcohol, Kapp said.Ruiz and Bigback remained in the jail Tuesday night.last_img read more

Cruz wins Alaskas GOP presidential poll slightly

first_imgAlaska’s Republicans have weighed in, and picked Texas Senator Ted Cruz as their presidential candidate. But by a razor thin margin.Alaska Republican Party Chairman Peter Goldberg declared Cruz the winner close to midnight at a ballroom in the Loft Hotel in downtown Anchorage.Late into the night, results from the Alaska GOP’s Presidential Preference Poll trickled in. It was one of the 12 nominating contests held across the country as part of “Super Tuesday.”Cruz received over 36.4 percent of the vote, with New York businessman Donald Trump taking 33.5 percent.What surprised many on Tuesday was turnout. With 21,930 ballots counted as of early Wednesday morning, the numbers exceeded the previous record of 14,100 by more than 50 percent. Polling stations in Anchorage, Palmer, and Juneau ran out of ballots, according to Alaska GOP Communications Director Suzanne Downing, and more had to be printed.Alaska Republican Party Chairman Peter Goldberg said enthusiasm among party-members in the state is partially due to acute dissatisfaction with the Obama Administration and its policies toward natural resources and other local issues.“We’re tired of the federal overreach,” Goldberg said as results came in during an event held at an Anchorage hotel. “We’re tired of the disdain that Barack Obama has had for the military.”Goldberg also thinks Cruz’s visit to Alaska to help Senator Dan Sullivan’s 2014 campaign may have helped him to do well.Republican consultant Cale Green said that while Cruz won a slight victory, both he and Trump represent a similar anti-establishment sentiment among conservative voters that was last tapped into by Joe Miller.“Those same people who like Joe Miller often like Ted Cruz, and so you look at places like the (Matanuska-Susitna) Valley, it would make sense that those people voted Cruz or Trump because the message that both of them have is anti-establishment,” Green said.Surveying the results, Green said it made sense to see high turn out that tilted towards Cruz in Eagle River, the Mat-Su Valley, as well as the Kenai Peninsula, but was surprised by the large Cruz numbers in Fairbanks.Alaska is not a winner-take-all state when it comes to its primary contest. The 28 delegates sent to the Republican National Convention in July will be divided proportionately among all candidates that received more than 13 percent of Tuesday’s vote. That means Cruz will get 12 delegates, Trump 11, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who took 15 percent of the state-wide vote, will receive five.Ohio Governor John Kasich took just 4.1 percent of the vote. And former neurosuergon Ben Carson received 10.9 percent, although he did win the largest share of the 41 votes cast in Bethel.Downing cautioned that all results are technically unofficial until ballots can be verified, which she expects to be done Wednesday.Alaska Democrats have not picked a presidential candidate yet. They hold their caucus on March 26th.last_img read more

UAA men claim seventh place in Great Alaska Shootout

first_imgUAA senior guard Spencer Svejcar takes a shot from the free throw line in the Seawolves’ victory over Drake on Nov. 26, 2016. (Photo by Josh Edge/APRN)The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team claimed seventh place in the Great Alaska Shootout, beating NCAA Div. I opponent Drake University.Listen NowUAA head coach Rusty Osborne said during the Seawolves’ 74-69 win, the team was focusing on three things.“Play hard every possession; have fun; and be the toughest team,” Osborne said. “And for the first two days, I thought we did all those and we started the game like that, and we stopped playing hard every possession, we stopped respecting our opponent, and that’s not acceptable.”“And to their credit, they came out in the second half and they turned it around, which is sometimes hard to do when you get in a mindset like that.”UAA was led in scoring against Drake by senior guard Suki Wiggs’ 24-point outing, who rebounded after struggling in the Seawolves’ first two Shootout games, when he sank only five of 37 shot attempts from the floor.“Both those teams played wonderful defense on me, they had someone on me at all times,” Wiggs said. “But my teammates and [Coach Osborne] here and my coaches having faith in me through the end is what got me through.”“So I’ve just gotta bounce back when things happen like that, and that’s what I did tonight.”Against Drake, Wiggs hit seven of 17 shots, with 11 of those attempts coming from beyond the three-point line. He also shot 70 percent from the free throw line.Osborne said he was impressed with the efforts of players coming off the bench.“Especially late, coming in and holding off [Drake’s] charge. Made a few little mistakes, but we had some guys in there who don’t play a lot,” Osborne said.Three Seawolves played more than 30 minutes on Saturday.Behind Wiggs’ 24 points, senior guards Spencer Svejcar and Diante Mitchell netted 20 and 11 points, respectively.UAA begins regular season play Thursday, Dec. 1 against Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference opponent Central Washington.last_img read more

Kosovo government falls snap election to follow

first_imgMembers of the Kosovo parliament leave after attending a session in Pristina on 10 May, 2017. Photo: AFPKosovo’s government collapsed Wednesday after it lost a confidence vote in parliament, expected to trigger a snap election after over a year of political crisis in the tiny Balkan country.The ruling coalition had been strained by growing discord between its two main parties, President Hashim Thaci’s centre-right PDK and the conservative LDK of Prime Minister Isa Mustafa.Under the constitution fresh elections have to be held within 45 days, and the president is expected to call them by the end of the week.Of those present, 78 deputies in the 120-member parliament backed the no confidence motion while 34 were against it, speaker Kadri Veseli said.The main trigger for the confidence vote was a border demarcation deal with neighbouring Montenegro, the final condition for obtaining visa-free travel in the European Union.Three main opposition parties strongly oppose the move, alleging that the deal deprives Kosovo of several thousand hectares of land.Since the signing of the deal, the opposition has released tear gas in the parliament on many occasions and has also held street protests, some of which were marred by serious violence.Kosovo’s political crisis has also been fuelled by another agreement, reached with former foe Serbia in mid-2015, that envisages political autonomy for the Serb minority.The opposition also fiercely opposes this deal.The PDK eventually supported the rest of the opposition in their wish for early parliamentary elections, before their scheduled date next year.Kosovo, home to around 1.8 people who are mostly ethnic Albanians, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008.The move is now recognised by more than 110 countries. But Serbia, supported by its traditional ally Russia, still rejects it.last_img read more

Small Street Project Is Designed To Alleviate Some Big Problems In Northeast

first_img Share 00:00 /01:07 Like many roads in northeast Harris County, Atasca Oaks Drive is carrying a lot more traffic than it was originally designed to handle.  It runs between a couple of busy thoroughfares, FM 1960 and Atascocita Road. But except for a small segment near 1960, the road only has two lanes.“With the increased traffic and the increased volume in the area, we’re having to go back through some of the old infrastructure and boost it up a bit,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle.Cagle said they’re now starting design work to widen Atasca Oaks to two lanes in each direction. The project will run about a quarter of a mile.Nearby Precinct 2 is also helping pay for the project.Cagle said those funds will be used to modify signal lights.“What we’re trying to do is eliminate the funneling and allow folks to be able to move smoothly and seamlessly from one area of the region to the other,” Cagle added. The work will cost about $2 million.  The money comes from the bond issue Harris County voters approved last year. It’s expected the project will go out for bids in early 2018. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

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first_imgWhite Plains, NY — Joseph T. Lombardo, executive vice president, Aerospace, General Dynamics, and president, Gulfstream Aerospace, has been elected to the board of directors of Corporate Angel Network, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.“Corporate Angel Network is delighted to welcome Joe Lombardo to membership on its Board; and for his commitment and guidance as we move forward in CAN’s mission to provide timely, comfortable, and free transportation to cancer patients as they pursue treatment,” said Randall Greene, Chairman of Corporate Angel Network.“Gulfstream Aerospace, and its parent company General Dynamics, have been strong participants in Corporate Angel Network for more than 27 of CAN’s 28 years, by flying patients on their aircraft during company business missions. In addition, Gulfstream has embraced CAN’s message by promoting CAN’s mission and the role that business jet transportation can provide in reaching the best cancer treatment facilities for individual patient needs in a low-stress, convenient, and comfortable travel environment.”“It is an honor to participate in this worthwhile organization, which does such meaningful work on behalf of cancer patients,” Lombardo said. “Corporate Angel Network is an excellent example of how business aircraft owners contribute to the communities where they live and work. These trips help cancer patients get much-needed medical care and relieve some of the burden patients face when seeking treatment.” Corporate Angel, in operation since 1981, arranges free transportation to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats of corporate aircraft. It arranges for more than 200 patient flights to treatment every month.last_img read more

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