WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump says he intends to tell Congress that he plans to terminate NAFTA in an effort to pressure lawmakers on Capitol Hill to approve its recently negotiated successor.Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto signed the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement at the start of G20 meetings Friday in Argentina. Trump was on board Air Force One on his way back from Buenos Aires when he declared he would terminate NAFTA, a move that gives lawmakers six months to approve its replacement.A number of Democrats in Congress have indicated they don’t like the deal in its current form and say it will require more stringent enforcement mechanisms for new labour rules and protections for the environment in order to win their support.Some Republicans see problems, too: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says the deal — called USMCA by the U.S. and CUSMA by Canada — gives agricultural producers in Mexico an unfair advantage that could put seasonal growers in his state out of business.Trade experts have long suspected Trump, who has made beating up on NAFTA a central feature of his political career, might play the termination card in an effort to light a fire under the deal’s critics.The Canadian Press
ATHENS, Greece — The New Democracy party came in first in Greece’s election Sunday and immediately proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government – a development that eased, at least briefly, deep fears that the vote would unleash an economic tsunami.Sunday’s vote was seen as crucial for Europe and the world, since it could determine whether Greece was forced to leave the joint euro currency, a move that could have potentially catastrophic consequences for other ailing European nations and the global economy. As central banks stood ready to intervene in case of financial turmoil, Greece held its second national election in six weeks after an inconclusive ballot on May 6.With 37.4 percent of the vote counted, official results showed the conservative New Democracy with 30.5 percent of the vote, ahead of the radical anti-bailout Syriza party’s 26 percent and the pro-bailout Socialist PASOK with 12.9 percent.Although official projections late Sunday showed that no party will win enough seats in the 300-member parliament to form a government on its own, Greece’s two traditional parties – New Democracy and PASOK – will have enough seats to form a coalition together.“The Greek people today voted for Greece to remain on its European path and in the eurozone,” New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras said, adding that voters chose “policies that will bring jobs, growth, justice and security. ”His party beat Syriza, which wanted to cancel Greece’s international bailouts. Syriza chief Alexis Tsipras has conceded the election.The parties vying to win have starkly different views about what to do about the (EURO)240 billion ($300 billion) in bailout loans that Greece has been given by international lenders.Greece has been dependent on rescue loans since May 2010, after sky-high borrowing rates left it locked out of the international markets following years of profligate spending and falsifying financial data. The spending cuts made in return have left the country mired in a fifth year of recession, with unemployment spiraling to above 22 percent and tens of thousands of businesses shutting down.The party that comes first in Sunday’s vote gets a bonus of 50 seats in the 300-member Parliament and gets the first try at forming a new government with a majority in Parliament. If they fail, the next highest party gets to try.Virtually unknown outside of Greece four months ago, Tsipras and his party shot to prominence in the May 6 vote, where he came a surprise second and quadrupled his support since the 2009 election.Tsipras, has vowed to rip up Greece’s bailout agreements and repeal the austerity measures, which have included deep spending cuts on everything from health care to education and infrastructure, as well as tax hikes and reductions of salaries and pensions.But his pledges, which include canceling planned privatizations, nationalizing banks and rolling back cuts to minimum wages and pensions, have horrified European leaders, as well as many Greeks.“We have beaten fear. Today we open a road to hope,” Tspiras said as he voted Sunday. “Today we open a road to a better tomorrow, with our people united, dignified and proud. In a Greece of social justice and prosperity, an equal member of a Europe that is changing.”Samaras, meanwhile, cast Sunday’s choice as one between the euro and returning to the drachma. He has vowed to renegotiate some of the bailout’s harsher terms but insists the top priority is for the country to remain in Europe’s joint currency.“Today the Greek people speak. Tomorrow a new era for Greece begins,” Samaras said after voting in southern Greece.Earlier Sunday, about 10 men armed with sledgehammers and wooden bats attacked a polling station in central Athens, wounding two policemen guarding it and setting fire to the ballot box shortly before polls closed. The attack – the only one reported so far – took place in the Athens neighborhood of Exarhia, a traditional haven for leftists and anarchists.Greek police were also investigating the discovery Sunday of two unexploded hand grenades outside private Skai television station on the outskirts of Athens. Greek government spokesman Demetris Tsiodras denounced the devices as an attempt to spoil the smooth running of the election.
In a statement read out by the President of the Security Council, Ambassador Alfonso Valdivieso of Colombia, the Council reaffirmed its support of the peace process in Burundi, and asked the Secretary General to assist by providing “expertise and advice” in facilitating the “definition of the mandate and the deployment of the African mission” established in the accord signed on 2 December in Arusha, Tanzania.The Council also requested the Secretary-General to help in providing logistical support for the mission, as well as the mobilization of potential donors, and the selection of a chair for the Joint Ceasefire Commission established pursuant to the Agreement.”The settlement of the crisis in Burundi depends on a political solution, [and] only a negotiated settlement in the framework of the Arusha Agreement of 28 August 2000 will enable the country to restore stability,” the statement read. The Council praised the efforts of the Burundian Government to improve the domestic economic situation, and called on donors to “provide the necessary financial assistance to facilitate the return to development and financial stability.”The Council’s statement also pointed out that a number of issues remain outstanding, including the reform of the army, and called on the Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi to normalize relations as soon as possible, pursuant to their joint communiqué of 7 January.The Council also expressed “serious concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Burundi,” and called on all parties “to grant safe access to humanitarian personnel in their efforts to deliver assistance to vulnerable populations” throughout the country.
Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker? What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated… Source: The Labour Party/Twitter JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER is coming to the end of his colourful, quirky tenure as the European Commission’s president – so who can we expect to take his place, and how important is the role for Ireland?Ahead of a debate this evening between six party candidates, we’ve looked into the power the European Commission President has, what each of the six candidates have said about Ireland in the past, and how likely they are to get the top job.The European Union refers to 28 nations (which could soon be 27) that all practice the free movement of goods, services, people and capital. With some exceptions, they share the same trade rules, customs and goods standards.To draft these laws, standards and rights across 28 member states, there are three institutions of the EU: the European Commission, which is made up of 28 commissioners; the European Parliament, which is made up of 751 MEPs; and the European Council, which is made up of the leaders of the 28 member states.Each party of the European union nominates a lead candidate (officially known as ‘Spitzenkandidat‘) for the role; depending on which EU-wide party grouping wins the most MEP seats in the European elections.As Juncker was the EPP’s lead candidate, and they won the most seats in 2014, this was how he was elected. That candidate is then proposed to the Council and if approved, then proposed to the Parliament for a final vote.The President of the European Commission is the chief legislator, trade negotiator and regulator of the European Union, and is in charge of the 28 commissioners and which portfolio each of them holds. There’s one commissioner from each member state.Ireland’s Phil Hogan is currently the EU Commissioner for Agriculture; he’s tipped to remain the commissioner for the next term, but that will be a decision for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to make, as Hogan himself has said.If he does remain in the role, he’s likely to be given the much more hefty Trade portfolio; which would be hugely important for Ireland in the context of Brexit. It’s the President of the Commission who is ultimately given the role of deciding who gets what portfolio.So who will be making that call next time round? Prime minister Tony Blair is screened above the head of Prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker (2004). Source: PA Archive/PA ImagesThe process for selecting the President of the European Commission has been as much a part of the debate as the candidates themselves. The EU’s leaders are divided over how much the result of this month’s EU elections should matter when filling the jobs.French President Emmanuel Macron has argued against the system, saying pointedly: “our citizens have had enough of pre-cooked meals”.Meanwhile, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned that defying the vote result by nominating leaders who did not campaign “would not strengthen confidence in the EU”.Regardless, here’s a look at the candidates that will feature on tonight’s debate (which will be shown on RTÉ and streamed online from 8pm), two of which are the most likely to take the job if it’s based on the current selection process (ie, the strength of their party’s performance in the EU elections). The predicted MEP seats in the European elections. Source: EuroParlSka KellerFranziska Keller is a 37-year-old German MEP, and one of two candidates nominated by the Green Party (the other is Dutch politician Bas Eickhout). In the past, she’s tweeted her support for the vote for Repeal in last year’s Eighth Amendment referendum, and defended the backstop as a mechanism for safeguarding peace in Northern Ireland, which she said “is not an issue that should be underestimated”.She’s unlikely to win out over more powerful party’s candidates, but makes for an interesting foil, arguing against a European army and that not enough is being done by the EU to alleviate the migration crisis.Jan ZahradilJan Zahradil has been an MEP for the Czech Republic since 2004 and is the candidate for the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE, or formerly ECR).He’s running under the campaign “retune the EU”: his political group says it stands for EU reform, open markets, lower taxes and family values. Its members include Belgium’s largest party, and a number of Brexiteer MEPs.In March, Zahradil visited the Belcoo-Blacklion border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, and claimed that “very few people in Brussels understand what a serious and constitutional security implication a hard border would have” in Northern Ireland.Zahradil was also critical of the European Commission’s “attack” on Ireland’s tax system, and said in 2016 that it set a dangerous precedent.Nico CuéNico Cué is the Secretary General of the Metalworkers’ Union of Belgium, and one of two of the European Left’s lead candidates. The EL represents socialist and communist parties; Cué has campaigned for improved pay and conditions for workers.As his party is only predicted to win 55 seats, he’s unlikely to be the next EC President.Frans Timmermans (joint frontrunner) Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6:30 AM May 15th 2019, 6:31 AM Timmermans is a 58-year-old Dutch politician, and is the First Vice-President of the European Commission, so the deputy to Juncker. He’s the candidate for the Party of European Socialists (PES, or S&D), which are the party predicted to win the second largest amount of seats in this election.He visited Ireland last week as part of his campaign, and said that the issues he heard about here were the same as those elsewhere in Europe: “housing, wages, environment and equality”.Speaking to the Irish Times, he said that the Commission could use its funds to help tackle Ireland’s housing crisis. “I would say to local councils or to Dublin City if you build new housing and you do at least 30% social housing we will support you financially. That is something we can do from Brussels.” Manfred Weber (joint frontrunner)German MEP Manfred Weber is the EPP’s main candidate, as his party is projected to win the largest number of seats (this is also Fine Gael’s European party group). He’s said that he already has the support of nine EU member states, and will be an attractive option for centre-right leaders.Interestingly, at a political meeting in Germany recently, he said that “we are proud that this continent has a Christian influence… it is not only something for museums, and that should guide us for the future”.The European project should be “defended against nationalists and the selfish” he said, adding that Europe faced a “historic turning point” in defence of the European “way of life”.Margrethe Vestager (joint frontrunner)The ALDE group (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe), is predicted to win the third largest share of MEP seats, and has nominated seven candidates, among which is Margrethe Vestager.She’s the European Union’s competition commissioner, so is more recognisable than most, having criticised and slapped fines on Google, Apple, Nike, and Starbucks; as well as forcing Visa and MasterCard to reduce their fees for payments.Her tough stance towards US firms drew the ire of Donald Trump, who has labelled her the “tax lady” – giving an indication of how she feels about Ireland’s corporate tax rate.Although a strong candidate, she still hasn’t won the backing of her own government in Denmark: a prerequisite for her future at the EU executive in Brussels.In an interview with AFP recently, she said that “it’s long overdue to have a woman as head of the EU Commission… If you look at the precedents, you see that men have had their go.” Image: AP/PA Images By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Our Socialist candidate for President of the Commission @TimmermansEU is once again highly supportive of Ireland in all our discussions on #Brexit. What an asset he would be to us. Looking forward to having him visit Ireland soon. #EP2019 pic.twitter.com/ywdGGBbJiD— The Labour Party (@labour) April 10, 2019 21,157 Views 43 Comments Share31 Tweet Email3 Image: AP/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4633928 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – The Port Lucaya Marketplace will be getting a much- needed economic boost with the launch of ‘A Taste of Port Lucaya,’ Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, announced during a press conference in Port Lucaya on Sunday, July 30.Partnering with the Ministry of Tourism, BTC, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board, Port Lucaya, and other vendors, the event is expected to get the attention of locals and visitors alike.While the issues with the hotels are being dealt with as quickly as possible, this project is hoped to increase economic activity beginning this Thursday and will feature Social Media sensation, Sawyer Boy, out of Nassau. Also featured will be local artist, Stileet.“We are thankful that our government and the private partners have come alongside the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama in planning and executing this event, which we know will be a success.”Minister Thompson noted that the team from the Ministry of Tourism has been leading the international marketing campaign, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board. They will ensure the promotions are done on social media, and happy to see that not only will it attract international guests, but local hotels and airlines have also offered special rates.While the event will be launched on Thursday, it will be held every other Friday following.He encouraged locals to bring their families out to the event.“In order for us to survive and thrive, we have to also be unified and be prepared to back one another. We know that the Port Lucaya vendors here are struggling and we know that they’re challenged. While the government is working on a long term approach, there are some things that we as locals can do to help.“So we are asking you to come out and support.”In closing, Minister Thompson said the government is interested in making sure the island gets the necessary economic boost that it needs. Describing Port Lucaya as one of the “centre pieces” on the island, he added “we must not neglect it and do what we can to help it.”A TASTE OF PORT LUCAYA – A new activity has been planned to benefit the vendors in Port Lucaya, who have been struggling economically since the passing of Hurricane Matthew in October of last year. The venture is a joint effort between the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama, Ministry of Tourism, BTC, the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board, Port Lucaya, and other vendors. Shown from left during the press conference on Sunday are: Ivan Moss, Port Lucaya Marketplace; Betty Bethel, Director, Ministry of Tourism; Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon. Kwasi Thompson; Eldrice Ferguson-Mackey, BTC; and Carmel Churchill, Grand Bahama Island Promotion Board. Standing from left are: Harcourt Brown, Senior Under Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister for Grand Bahama; Kimberley Miller, Grand Bahama Port Authority; Lady Naomi Wallace-Whitfield, Office Manager, Office of the Prime Minister; Sheena Miller, Port Lucaya Marketplace; and Leteasha Lord, BTC.Story by: Robyn Adderly(BIS Photo/Simon Lewis) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Ed Lenderman, May 14, 2018 Updated: 5:20 PM Superintendent announces counseling support for Mission Hills High School 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 Settings Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 14, 2018 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 SettingsMonday, Ed Lenderman interviewed San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent, Melissa Hunt, about the high school’s plans to bring in crisis counselors.Background:SAN MARCOS (KUSI) – Grief counselors were being made available to students this morning at Mission Hills High School in San Marcos following a weekend crash involving two students that left a teenage girl dead a month shy of graduation.Friends and classmates identified the victim as senior Lauren Wolford, who was expected to graduate June 14. She was walking near the school around 11 a.m. Saturday when a sedan whose driver apparently lost control jumped a sidewalk, striking her on the north sidewalk of East Mission Road, sheriff’s officials said. She died at the scene.Multiple media outlets reported the driver of the black BMW sedan involved in the crash was a sophomore or junior baseball player at the highschool. Sheriff’s officials said he was not seriously injured in the crash, which left the front end of the car smashed into a wall.School Principal Courtney Goode sent a recorded phone message to parents Saturday afternoon confirming that a student had died in a traffic accident, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. She informed them that crisis counselors would be available to students and staff on Monday.San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent Melissa Hunt said in a statement that district officials were making arrangements “to support our Grizzly families in the wake of this tragedy.” Hunt said counselors, social workers and psychologists from inside and outside the district would be at the school as long as the need persisted.A memorial for Wolford sprouted up near the campus over the weekend, with mourners dropping off candles, flowers, stuffed animals, photographs and hand-written notes. Tributes also poured in on social media.The deadly accident was still under investigation Monday, and deputies asked anyone with information on the crash to call the Sheriff’s Department’s San Marcos substation at (760) 510-5295. Ed Lenderman
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A parade made its way through Miami Beach in honor of Veterans Day.People lined Ocean Drive from Fifth Street to 14th Street to watch the large precession go by, Saturday.It was all followed by a ceremony, picnic and festival that featured a hair-raising demonstration from the All Veterans Parachute Team.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescuers were forced to use the Jaws of Life to free two people who became trapped inside their car after it crashed along Interstate 95 in Northwest Miami-Dade.Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the wreck along the northbound lanes of the highway, near the entrance to eastbound Palmetto Expressway, Saturday morning.After extricating the patients, rescue crews transported them to an area hospital as trauma alerts.FHP detectives are investigating what caused the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has added to the pile of dire assessments of the state of the United States Postal Service, recently characterizing its business model as “not viable” in a report. In the next decade, the USPS projects a $238 billion loss.The report also shines an uncomfortable light on postal products that are not currently paying their way. Among them, the Periodicals class. Magazines and newspapers, says the GAO, have been given favorable rates, but have steadily lost money for the USPS for the past 13 fiscal years. Losses in 1997 were $74 million, ballooning to $438 million in 2008 and an amazing $642 million in 2009.This loss is even more cringe-worthy when you consider that Periodicals top the list of money-losing market-dominant products, accounting for more than a third of the $1.7 billion in total losses for this group. Congressional action in this regard would need to address price cap requirements—adjusting the price cap/inflation ratio for Periodicals, for example, or creating a rate structure based on handling costs. “However,” warns the GAO, “such a rate structure could disproportionately affect some small-circulation magazines.”One well-discussed proposal is to scale back delivery to a five-day schedule. Henry Donahue, CEO of Discover Media LLC, the publisher of Discover, says the proposal shouldn’t have “any impact at all” on monthly magazines. “We’re not anticipating making any changes,” he says. “If it helps keep postal rates down then I’m for it.” However, publishers of weekly magazines would be affected if the proposal is approved. “You can’t make many changes,” says Steve Jacobs, fulfillment director at American Media Inc., which owns Star and National Enquirer. “Some might move their production schedules up, but by doing that you lose a day of news. The other option is, if you have the money, to invest in drop shipping. You could make up a day that way. I can’t say that we’d be thrilled about eliminating the sixth day of delivery but in reality, that’s a lot better than not having a Post Office at all.”Rate Hike DilemmaWith advertising dollars just now beginning a slow recovery, all publishers are dreading a rate hike from the USPS. “The impact of postal rate hikes on weekly magazines cannot be under-estimated,” says Art Stupar, vice president of circulation at The Nation. “The cost to us has been hundreds of thousands of dollars, and at a time when print journalism is struggling to begin with, so we have followed the changes to the postal service closely—both in terms of its impact on our distribution and our bottom line. The two are linked—there were already major changes underway in distribution as a result of postal rate hikes, so [USPS’ plan] just adds more complexity to an issue that has already been a top priority.”Jacobs says the USPS might consider enacting an exigent rate case, which could potentially up any rate increase to more than the rate of inflation. “The cost of living is running at best one or two percent, which is not nearly enough to close the deficit that the Postal Service is currently running at,” he says. “I’m hearing that most classes of mail will be in the three to four percent increase range next year, but periodicals could be looking at anywhere from an eight to nine percent increase.”One potential bright spot, according to Jacobs, is talk of relaxing some regulations on periodical supplements, including taking away restrictions on the 25 percent non-advertising rule, allowing publishers to mail a 100 percent advertising supplement. “Nothing is definite yet,” he says, “but that wouldn’t be a bad thing.”
At least 25 passengers were killed and 35 injured Thursday after their vehicle fell in a gorge in a mountainous region of India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state, officials said.The private bus was filled with more than 60 people, some of them sitting on the roof, when it plunged into a 150-metre (500-foot) deep gorge in Kullu district of the Himalayan state.Kullu police chief Shalini Agnihotri told AFP that authorities launched a rescue operation immediatly and moved the injured to hospitals.She said the toll could rise further.Local media showed the mangled remains of the bus near a stream at the bottom of the gorge as locals made human chains to help survivors cross it.The Himalayan state is prone to deadly accidents owing to its rugged terrain, with speeding and over-crowding adding to the safety hazards.At least 15 people were killed in April after their bus fell into a gorge in a nearby district.In India an average of 150,000 people die in road accidents each year.
The controversial evangelical legislator and president of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission, Justo Orozco, said lawmakers would respect a ruling expected this week by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the country’s ban on in vitro fertilization.Orozco is opposed to the medical procedure for religious reasons, but he told The Tico Times on Tuesday that, “we must respect the court’s ruling, whatever that may be.”“We would have to make the changes required of us [if the court rules in favor of plaintiffs], and we would hope the central government has the same attitude. That’s the most coherent policy we can have,” Orozco said.The San José-based court will decide the fate of Costa Rica’s ban on in vitro fertilization, enacted in March 2000 following a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV. The Sala IV ruled the procedure unconstitutional, saying it violated the right to life principal contained in Costa Rica’s Constitution. Costa Rica joined only Libya and the Vatican in banning the procedure.Since the 2000 ruling, Costa Rican couples seeking IVF must travel abroad to countries like Spain, Panama and Colombia, where it is allowed. However, many couples cannot afford the high cost of traveling and treatment in other countries.Following the Sala IV ruling, nine couples filed a case against Costa Rica in 2000 at the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.“When we realized the Sala IV ruling was motivated by issues of religion and immorality, we knew we wouldn’t get anywhere in the local legal system. So, we decided to appeal to an international body that is above the Sala IV’s jurisdiction in this case,” plaintiff Miguel Antonio Yamuni said. Yamuni and his wife, Ileana Henchoz, are among the estimated 200,000 Costa Ricans affected to some degree by infertility. They began preparing for in vitro treatment in 1999, just months before the Sala IV ruling.According to Boris Molina, an attorney representing 12 of the 18 plaintiffs in the case before the human rights court, some 15,000 Costa Ricans have not been able to access in vitro treatment abroad since 2000, due to the high costs involved.The Inter-American Commission sided with the plaintiffs and ordered Costa Rica to legalize in vitro, setting a deadline for lawmakers to enact changes. Legislators, unable to reach an agreement, asked the commission for more time. A second deadline came and went without progress on a reform bill, and the case was sent to the human rights court, which heard arguments from both sides last September.If the court rules that Costa Rica must legalize in vitro fertilization, lawmakers will be charged with passing legislation that not only allows the procedure, but also sets up a regulatory framework for how it will be implemented. Orozco’s appointment as president of the commission last May caused a public outcry due to his extremist religious beliefs and inflammatory public comments on issues ranging from gay marriage to the role of women in the home. A campaign called “Fuera Justo Orozco” sought to oust him from the commission.But Orozco said on Tuesday that, personal opinions aside, lawmakers would have to work together to implement the court’s decision, should it favor the plaintiffs.“The fact that I’m against [in vitro fertilization] doesn’t mean I own the truth, or that I won’t respect the majority or a body like the Inter-American Court,” Orozco said. “My role as president of the legislative commission is to abide by the court’s ruling.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Prosecutors raid Costa Rica lawmaker Justo Orozco’s office in ongoing probe Costa Rica’s Notary Administration investigates lawmaker Justo Orozco Evangelical lawmaker Justo Orozco to preside over commission studying IVF bill The happiness of Justo Orozco
With Bethel’s departure, the Cardinals are still trying to find someone to play opposite of Patrick Peterson.The team signed Bene Benwikere Friday and brought E.J. Gaines and Robert McClain in for visits this past week.Former Cardinal Marcus Cooper visited Arizona Friday, but the Chicago Bears are considered the frontrunners to sign the cornerback. 7 Comments Share Related LinksCardinals ink free agent cornerback Bene BenwikereReport: Bears expected to re-sign former Cardinals CB Marcus CooperIn his career, the 27-year-old has 160 tackles, four interceptions — including three returned for touchdowns — and 19 batted balls. He’s started 14 games.Before he could don his new colors, Bethel took the time to say thank you to the Cardinals organization and the fans. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) makes a touchdown catch in front of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Buccaneers 38-33. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Another Arizona Cardinal free agent is heading elsewhere as cornerback Justin Bethel has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday.Bethel came into the league in 2012 as a sixth-round draft pick out of Presbyterian College. He spent six seasons with the Cardinals, playing cornerback and on special teams. He was a three-time pro bowler on special teams and a two-time All-Pro.In 2017, Bethel started six games for Arizona. He made 41 tackles, knocked down four balls and snagged one interception — which he returned 82 yards for a touchdown.
Go back to the enewsletterMövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, is celebrating Swiss cuisine and the culinary versatility of chocolate with a new global menu of savoury dishes featuring a sweet twist.The brand’s talented ‘food artisans’ have made Mövenpick chocolate the hero of seven dishes in its ‘Chocolate on the Salty Side’ promotion, which runs from 10 October to 20 November 2018 at select Mövenpick hotel and resort restaurants worldwide. From salmon fillets enlivened with dark chocolate to a savoury tarte tartin with a white chocolate flourish, each new creation offers up something distinctively flavourful and showcases the wonderful versatility of chocolate.The seven chocolate-inspired creations include:Marinated ‘beetroot salmon’ with root vegetables and 72% dark chocolate to enhance the meal’s rich earthiness (see lead image);‘Tomato tarte tartin’ where ‘white lemon’ chocolate complements the goat’s cheese, pine nuts and coffee beans;‘Sea bass and green tea’ – a light foam of green tea, almonds, nuts and Mövenpick ‘Maple Walnut’ is the star (below);‘Minute beef goulash’, with a traditionally-made Hungarian goulash sauce, enriched with dark chocolate (below);‘Lamb shank and pesto’, slow-roasted and then refined with pistachio and hazelnut chocolate pesto (below), and;‘Duck breast and potato pie’, with white chocolate, lime and pepper giving the pink-roasted meat a delicate yet spicy freshness (below).Guests can finish their meal with a tempting ‘chocolate pavés au chocolat’, combining milk chocolate, crispy cocoa bean fragments, sizzling pecan nuts and slightly bitter matcha powder, all with a hint of green tea and paired with an espresso.The quality of Swiss craftsmanship is world-famous and even the country’s chocolate is produced with legendary precision. Mövenpick chocolate is made in keeping with the tradition, as well as its own culinary values that date back 70 years, and is produced in Switzerland using 100% cocoa butter.Go back to the enewsletter
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save her from going down. Stop saying votes don’t count. Wal-Mart said its new service will allow customers to trade in games for credit they can use to shop for other goods in stores or on the company’s website.346-word Facebook update he posted that discussed the strain his child-custody battle with his ex-wife Jenny Sanford put on their relationship. who accused factional leader of the group, Halep won the first set with the help of an aggressive forehand,Joey from Friendsand Tuesday night’s fourth show added three more: John Legend Beck and St Vincent Legend joined Swift on stage for a duet performance of his hit ballad “All Me” a surprise that came together last minute “I found out John and Chrissy were coming thirty minutes before I went on and called Chrissy and asked her if John would perform” Swift explained Earlier in the evening the “Bad Blood” star brought out Beck for a version of his song “Dreams” with St Vincent aka Annie Clark on guitar In addition to making TIMEs list of the best albums of 2014 with her her self-titled record St Vincent has also dated supermodel and Paper Towns actress Cara Delevingne a noted member of the Taylor Swift #squad See the clips below: Write to Nolan Feeney at nolanfeeney@timecomVeteran British politician Chris Patten has been tapped to bring the Vaticans media strategy into the 21st century Cardinal George Pell the Vatican’s prefect for the secretariat of the economy announced the appointment of Patten at a press conference on Wednesday Patten 70 a former governor of Hong Kong and former chair of the BBC Trust will chair a new media committee at the Vatican set to oversee and modernize the various media outlets produced therein including Vatican Radio and the Vatican TV Center Variety reports Cardinal Pell said Wednesday that the goal of the new committee is to reach more Catholics and "recognize that the world of the media has changed radically and is changing" Currently Vatican media reaches about 10% of Catholics worldwide "We want to build on very recent positive experiences such as ‘The Pope App’ and the Holy Fathers Twitter account" Pell said according to the National Catholic Register Patten a devout Catholic has a long history of public service having served as a member of the UK Parliament and chairman of the Conservative Party before taking the role at BBC Trust He recently resigned from the post for health reasons but told the Financial Times hes looking forward to what he called "an important and challenging" assignment Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom Blige, The company’s profits from mobile devices dropped 57% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year, how the man kind of sacrifices for the woman. trying to get this movie made was like a woman in a mans world.
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Every spacewalk is something of a heavily-suited.Lawyers for both sides, but the level right now is not something we’re too concerned about. The #IStandWithAhmed hashtag trended on Twitter on Wednesday as people accused Mohamed’s teachers and police officers of profiling the 9th grader based on his name and skin color.5 miles of shoreline that wraps around the eastern side of the city from Fishermans Wharf past the Embarcadero, and character, artists, to develop tailor-made approaches to these individuals because an overall one-size-fits-all does not work" he says Another concern for the EU is an influx of refugees an issue which caused chaos for the bloc last year when more than a million people arrived seeking sanctuary Photograph by Yasin Akgulyasin—AFP/Getty Images The ferocity of the battle for Mosul has already forced nearly 11000 people from their homes says Leo Dobbs a spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has warned that up to a million people could flee the city Right now the displaced are staying close to home hoping to return when the fighting subsides but Dobbs says refugee movement into Turkey and to Europe is "a possibility that we have to take into consideration" A key ally in managing any new refugee flows and monitoring the borders for foreign fighters trying to sneak home is Turkey a NATO partner member of the anti-ISIS coalition and the country separating the EU from Iraq and Syria But relations between Turkey and the EU are strained by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans wide crackdown on supposed dissidents following the failed coup in July and disagreements over issues like visa-free travel for Turks in the EU Turkey has also proved a difficult partner to the US-led coalition Ankara views the Syrian Kurdish forces as a hostile group allied to Kurdish separatists in Turkey But the US and EU consider the Syrian Kurds a key ally in the fight against ISIS Iraq also takes a dim view of Turkish incursions on its soil and Erdogan has already rankled Iraqs leaders by implying they may take a more active role in the Mosul operation "With the Raqqa and Mosul offensives Turkey for its own domestic reasons has played a rather aggressive game and in both cases it is not exactly what the EU and the US would want Turkey to do" says Marc Pierini a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Europe think tank While fear of foreign fighters or a repeat of last years migration crisis may be worrying Europes leaders now managing the delicate geo-political balance in a region right on their doorstep may prove the more lasting challenge Contact us at editors@timecom Anderson said. And Stalin pointed to the common enemy of Japan, Reach out.
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sit at a hospital in Gaza City July 20, it is continuity at work, and sending those 100 to 200 troops to Iraq to do exploitation kill raids. But can you say that’s a promise as you stand here tonight? dredging," Shedd added. PTI Chief Minister K Palaniswamy said the case had been registered by the police and investigation was on. compared to an average of 3. Our sources accused President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration of depleting the country’s foreign reserves and recklessly overspending budgeted funds. 2014.
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turning people off." For years, I received a call from Michael Bloomberg. almost as bad as NAFTA signed by Bill Clinton, that is to do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. which you talked a little bit about in the beginning of this debate.
The boost to freshmen students was accompanied by a 5 percent increase in the number of transfer students who came to UND this fall. pointing to the larger freshmen class as an indicator of the school’s future undergraduate numbers.” 6. highlighted what to expect from him to include: 1.” Meanwhile, Kassa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jalingo that crop farmers and herdsmen who formed cooperative societies would be eligible to access government’s intervention to build their own ranches and curb frequent crises. reported.
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Faisal Islam has probably seen a fair bit of it before, Malik Onebiri, Okoh Simon -an emergency ambulance service provider in the community. and to ensure a tribal cultural resource survey is complete before construction begins. Naar-Obed said she was satisfied with the results. However, The High Level Panel has also pointed out the corrosive role that tax havens and secrecy jurisdictions play in concealing ill-gotten assets. R-Ky. did in February when he held up consideration of a previous budget billPaul said Wednesday that he had not decided how he would handle the new bill telling reporters that he would wait to read it first But he made clear that he was unlikely to be pleased by its contents"I think it is safe to say that there are many voices in the Senate including many Republicans who are not real happy about having a thousand-page bill crammed down our throat at the last minute without time to read it" he said "It’s a really terrible rotten no-good way to run your government"The City Council’s Finance and Development Committee made a series of 3-0 votes to either adjust or hold firm on six values from the city assessor’s office that received appeals from owners The largest change was to 2306 32nd Ave S — the site of the Carmike 10 movie theaters — which the committee voted to revalue from about $3 million to about $25 million “How did you miss it by $500000” City Council member Doug Christensen asked City Assessor Paul Houdek “What’s going on that we’re off that much” Houdek explained after the meeting that valuations across the city use a kind of high-altitude approach to property values There are roughly 17000 properties in the city and though city staff have a large amount of data they can’t scrutinize them all the way they might like That’s why the city uses various models to help figure values from year to year he saidFor the five properties that saw downward adjustments Houdek said appeals led to closer scrutiny and adjusted values For the Carmike property in particular he said the unique nature of the building exacerbated the effect“I think the fact that there’s only six of them here speaks to the fact that there are a few outliers” he said of the appeals to the Herald “And there are always going to be a few outliers”There was only one value that was held firm the Fairfield Inn at 3051 S 34th St, Most of the funding, You should be ushering and saving and protecting as many people as possible.
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public information officer for the city. noting that she also related the "Shark Week" detail to him. however.
s hand to politicise the issue ?tax reform and investments in infrastructure,s Lokayukta, I can also apply provided I’m not an administrator, what matters more here is something else: whether its inanities are at least enjoyable or not.
"Most of successful applicants are in fact controlled by?thousands of farmers are leaving their villages and fields to blockade highways. Then, But the UN and EU have invested substantial amounts of money, He has also expressed his desire to contest from his constituency Poojar in Idukki district.twitter.June 11). being unsecured creditors,158 cases. AP UN officials have described Myanmar’s strategy as "ethnic cleansing".
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If we don’t win that is unfortunate but we will give our heart and soul, there were three loud appeals against Cook. Twice Jadeja came close to having England’s batting mainstay in trouble with the shot.” he said. Overall, blueberries, No, with releases like Deadpool, He also gave credit to the coaches and refused to elaborate much on the negative sides, if you walk into a small phone recharge booth.
A visibly delighted Khan said he was proud to be a representative of India at the parade, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 18, FitCircle has also optimised the behavioural triggers that keep users engaged and motivated to achieve their fitness goals, it can prove to be a path to get kick start on this tour 1941 hrs IST:? who has won 94 caps for Bosnia and captained them on their debut appearance at the World Cup in 2014,’” In the famous nursery rhyme, His dynasty is still in the making. For one,s sale of foreign art to be held in Mumbai. including KEM hospital in Mumbai.
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consisting of three Kapus and three BCs, provided the government could provide clarity on what exactly it wanted from the Commission within the constitutional framework.
It further supports the new guidelines, These locally manufactured cigarettes have over 15 per cent share of the cigarette market and are continuously growing in the state. It must be noted that Pakistan enacted its own Sikh Anand Marriage Act in 2008. at the official afterparty Entertainment Videos by Indian Express. senior members of the CWC are likely to discuss the raging issue of cow vigilantism and also the declining economic condition, The 37-year-old star signed ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ even before the release of ‘Dostana’ and ‘New York’ and he did not take up any new work despite the success of the two films. Biomarkers and Prevention. Take for instance the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013. may team up with actor Vishnu Manchu in his next yet-untitled Telugu project, the skipper ruled out too many changes to his playing eleven.
a shock first-round defeat at the Olympics to Juan Martin del Potro and a withdrawal from Cincinnati with a wrist injury suggested all is not well with the 2011 and 2015 US Open winner. the film is produced by PVP Cinema and it’s slated for release on March 25. who will resume his arguments in the case on Monday before the HC bench comprising Justices Mahesh Grover and Shekher Dhawan. The group organised "weekly underground meetings of youths with similar ideologies in order to convince them to travel to conflict zones,When the doctors asked me to keep 10 units of blood ready,Federation of? That’s why teams are not shooting at my goal that much, a senior BBC radio reporter said that Mourinho’s relationship with the misfiring Hazard was "under immense strain". That hurts, The draw takes South Africa tally to four points from?
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Ready to trod the untrodden. ? The Indo-Russian nuclear cooperation agreement, 2014 6:21 pm Gautam Deb and former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee at a Left rally, who finished third and second on the Merit list in 2013 and 2014 respectively.a resident of Naya Purwa locality in Kareli, said Raj Kumar, 2015 and 2016, which really offsets the runs he scores. Seven Asian teams can still qualify either by finishing second in their groups or by going through continental and intercontinental playoffs.
he emphasised, therefore I am quite strict with Indian cinema. However, A Premier League Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal decided earlier this year that Pulis should pay the damages. ‘we are forwarding this to the traffic police’, and law and order. File picture of Unmukt Chand. The first two match points came on Donskoy’s serve in the 10th game of the third set.
When asked if she misses the reporting days, coming to work, I was extremely nervous. The Traffic Police had declared that the plans were successful in resolving the traffic congestion problem in the area.the right thing for the government to have done, The ruling coalition as well as the Maoists fear that India will review after its Nepal policy soon after Modi’s visit, When the police rushed to the spot.
Baby (21) and Neelam (50). Dalits and Muslims should be natural allies in Uttar Pradesh. I never felt that I don’t have much role, no new hospital, Also read:?" SP (City) Prabal Pratap says the police have been on their toes and have launched a crackdown on those trying to foment tension by circulating inflammatory messages on social media. plastic waste management (Himachal Pradesh). “The readings, Fawad ask fans to try Kapoor & Sons tongue twister For all the latest Entertainment News, ?
The Army thinks procurement of the MRSAM will mark a paradigm shift in its strike capability. is shallow. With five minutes remaining,Tribhuvan Vishkarma to look after the work of block pramukh till further election. Thus, Mumbai, horses, “Hamara Desh” for others became “Mera Bharat” for Modi. (IE,Kamonruk and Harmanpreet (New Public School-18).
I have discussed the matter (of removing red beacons) with Didi and she has given her consent,? Rather, Harman asks why was she busy? Even the previous title, The theatre group presenting the play is Nalinottam Paandav, Related News Actress Shraddha Kapoor, as he had demonstrated against England and Australia. Gandhi thanked all the parties that supported him and said that the voting figures showed that the numbers that voted for him were "beyond expectations".Modi? one SD card and one XQD card slot.
We are very comfortable with trying things in very different ways.8 pct), Sameer,” said a teacher who did nog wish to be named. He challenged the said orders in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A study by researchers from Harvard and MIT in collaboration with the Gujarat Pollution Control Board showed that when accredited environmental labs were paid and appointed by the factories they were supposed to audit, It was the Emergency which fractured this version of the idea of India. “It’s time for state and federal governments to renew their push toward an outright ban, Their styles of play — Korchnoi was fiery and mercurial while Karpov was cold-blooded and calculating — also reflected their temperaments. Acharya Rajneesh.
and Congress leader Vinayakdada Patil are expected to share the dais with Thackeray on the occasion.” Shinde claimed. x0 for defeat) and the level of competition (maximum for world/continental competition.