NS Mikmaq chiefs call for immediate removal of Cornwallis statue

first_imgHALIFAX – The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs is calling for the immediate removal of the statue of Edward Cornwallis from a downtown Halifax park.In a statement Friday, the assembly said that the municipality’s process to review the commemoration of the city’s controversial founder is taking too long.“We have been more than patient to see movement on this,” Chief Bob Gloade of Millbrook First Nation said in the statement. “The Mi’kmaq need to see action now, and that is why we voted for the statue to be immediately removed.”Amid a growing controversy over Cornwallis — a soldier who infamously issued a bounty on the scalps of Mi’kmaqs — Halifax councillors voted last fall to launch a special advisory committee to rethink how the city honours its founder.The assembly said it agreed to work with the municipality, and it submitted names of Mi’kmaq representatives to sit on the committee.However, the assembly said the committee has still not been formed, and the province’s chiefs unanimously agreed during a meeting this week that the process has taken “far too long.”The assembly passed a resolution calling on the city to remove the bronze statue immediately, and deal with all commemorations of Cornwallis.“It’s time that Nova Scotia represents all of our histories,” Chief Deborah Robinson of Acadia First Nation said in the statement. “The story has been one-sided for far too long.”She added: “The Mi’kmaq are the first people of these lands, we have stories that we are proud of and that should be recognized and told. Continuing to celebrate and commemorate only one part of history, and people like Cornwallis, is what we should all want to move away from.”The assembly said it has written to the municipality to call for the statue’s immediate removal.The decision by Halifax council to launch a committee to examine Cornwallis’s commemoration in the city was considered by some to be a historic step toward reconciliation with the Indigenous community.A similar motion, which would have had experts weigh in on the issue, was narrowly defeated in 2016.However, controversy over Cornwallis grew after Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s poet laureate, went before council last spring with a poem chiding councillors for shutting down debate over how the city commemorates its controversial founder.Then last summer, the debate reached a boiling point when protesters converged on the statue and demanded it be pulled down.The city briefly covered up the bronze figure, and council later agreed to launch the special committee.It was expected to provide council with advice on what to do with a statue of Cornwallis in downtown Halifax, as well as make recommendations for honouring Indigenous history.The committee was to be made up of eight community members, four of which would be based on nominations put forward by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs.It’s unclear how the city will move forward on the issue, but given the divisive nature of the debate, the city’s response could be contentious regardless of what it decides.For some, Cornwallis is a brave leader who founded Halifax with his entourage of soldiers and settlers trying to survive in a new world.But others see him as the commander of a bloody and barbaric extermination campaign against Mi’kmaq inhabitants, exemplified in the 1749 scalping proclamation.last_img read more

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33Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern Morocco

Rabat – A 3.3-magnitide quake struck on Sunday off the northern province of Nador, the National Institute of Geophysics said according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The quake, whose epicenter was located off Oulad Settout commune, occurred at 15H53min (GMT+1), the Institute pointed out in a statement. No casualties or material damage were reported.

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France Pays Tribute to Moroccan Fallen Soldiers in World War II

Rabat- The French National Necropolis of Chastre paid tribute to the Moroccan soldiers who fought for Belgium’s liberation from the Nazis in the Battle of Gembloux-Chastre, on Sunday, May 13.In honor of the 76th anniversary of the 1940 Battle of Gembloux-Chastre in Belgium, the French National Necropolis of Chastre welcomed a number of high ranking military figures, politicians, delegates, and diplomats, including Morocco’s Ambassador to Belgium, Mohamed Ameur, and Morocco’s High Commissioner of Former Resisters and Members of the Liberation Army, El Mostafa El Ktiri, reported state-owned press, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The tribute commemorated the courage of the Moroccan soldiers, who fought heroically alongside the French army against the German forces in the battle. Approximately 233 Moroccan soldiers died during the historic battle. After the Battle of Gembloux-Chastre, the May 1940 campaign witnessed the first battle conducted with tanks in world military history. The French army was ultimately victorious in its campaign.During the memorial tribute, Belgian Minister of Staten, André Flahaut, paid respect to the Moroccan sacrifices, which he emphasized were not in vain and will never be forgotten:“It is very important in this difficult era, when hate speech is prevalent, to recall that some foreign soldiers had once come to defend us against the invaders, and they sacrificed themselves for our freedom.”Flahaut emphasized that everyone should recall these historical events and use them as a key to co-existence.For his part, El Ktiri expressed similar sentiments and insisted that the annual tribute is important to sustain the memory of the soldiers’ dignity and heroic deeds, a memory that both Morocco and Europe share together. read more

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UN envoy discusses recent developments with Lebanese premier

“I commended the Prime Minister for his principled stand in favour of continued unity and dialogue and his firm opposition to the division and polarization that has characterized Lebanon in previous periods,” Michael Williams told reporters after his meeting with Mr. Hariri.“Dialogue is the best means of addressing any sensitive issue in Lebanon or in any other country in the world,” he added. Tensions had escalated in recent weeks following armed clashes in late August between Shi’a and Sunni Muslim groups in the capital, Beirut.Mr. Williams said he concurred with the Prime Minister that all Lebanese should focus on safeguarding the institutions of the State, which he said are the pillars of stability in any country.“Lebanon can only be strong through strong State institutions and all Lebanese should unite behind this goal,” he stated.The two men also discussed the implementation of resolution 1701, which ended the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah that erupted in 2006. 23 September 2010The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon today discussed the recent tensions in the country with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, applauding the premier for promoting dialogue as the best way to resolve differences. read more

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Growing stability fosters respect for human rights in Liberia – UN envoy

Speaking at the ceremony, held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, the senior UN envoy to Liberia, Alan Doss, said that the peace and stability experienced by Liberians today allow them to enjoy their rights to life, liberty and security. “Liberians can begin to overcome the physical and emotional scars from years of civil strife,” he said.Reflecting on Liberia’s troubled past, he recalled that human rights were not only ignored, but were violated severely and systematically.“No one was more affected than children and women,” he said. “Children born during that time missed out on their rights. Many died, others were orphaned. Young boys, through conscription as fighters, were taught to kill. Girls were raped and turned into sex slaves. Parental care, schooling or any forms of protection received by children elsewhere were denied them in Liberia.” Focusing on the significance of Human Rights Day, Mr. Doss said it must mark a new start for Liberia, adding “The Liberian Government must resolve to live up to the pledges made by ratifying over 103 international human rights conventions by making these conventions practical.” Liberia’s Justice Minister, Kabineh Ja’neh, pledged his Government’s commitment to move quickly to demonstrate its dedication to prevent human rights violations.“As a country emerging from the horrors of a long and protracted war, our fond commitment for Liberia must also start immediately by applying the human rights obligations that Liberia has undertaken by ratifying all major human rights treaties and conventions,” he said.On Friday, Mr. Doss opened an exhibit organized by ChildArt Liberia at Monrovia City Hall, where he was presented with a painting of the new UNMIL Headquarters in Liberia, as a token of gratitude for all the work the UN has done to bring peace to the country. “I am pleased to see that Liberia’s proud tradition of art is enjoying a renaissance now that peace and stability have returned to the country,” he said.ChildArt Liberia is an independent, non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to promoting young artists and visual learning throughout the country. read more

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Future of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hangs in the balance – UNHCR

Mr. Lowcock painted a picture of “the most appalling brutality imaginable” during his first visit in 2017, when he “met with children who had seen parents killed” and women who, “just holding on”, recounted “horrendous stories of sexual violence they had survived”.After visiting Cox’s Bazar this trip they noted that almost half of the 540,000 refugee children under the age of 12 are missing out completely on an education, while the remainder are only able to access very limited schooling. Moreover, just a handful of teenagers are currently able to access any form of education or training.“With the current crisis almost two years on, we must give refugees the chance to learn, build skills and contribute to their communities while also preparing for reintegration when they can return to Myanmar,” said Mr. Grandi. “The future of the Rohingya refugees hangs in the balance.”The visit came just prior to the onset of cyclone season, which is followed by the arrival of monsoons, both posing serious risks of flooding, landslides and disease outbreaks to thousands of vulnerable women, men and children.“We are concerned for the welfare of the Rohingya refugees who live in such vulnerable circumstances in Cox’s Bazar, as well as for host communities which also face significant challenges, particularly in the lead up to the monsoon season,” said António Vitorino.The UN leaders discussed with the Government ways that the international community can further support preparedness and response efforts.“The Rohingya community is made up of so many young people who are in need of hope and opportunities if they are to build successful lives upon their return to Myanmar”, Mr. Vitorino added.They also met families undergoing a joint Government-UNHCR registration process, receiving documents that for many are a first to confirm their identity in Bangladesh and enhance their rights to access services and protection.“This remains one of the world’s biggest refugee crises,” maintained Mr. Grandi. “I saw a great deal of progress, but their situation, especially for women and children, remains fragile”.While in the camps, they assessed ongoing work to address weather-related risks, including strengthening shelters, improving infrastructure, and training volunteers while recognizing the critical role the refugees themselves are playing in these efforts.“A wise, far-sighted approach would see a stronger focus on helping the refugees not just recover from the horrors they have experienced, but also to prepare for a dignified longer-term future,” concluded Mr. Lowcock. At the end of a joint visit to the country, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock, head of UN migration agency (IOM) António Vitorino, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, reiterated their commitment to find safe and sustainable solutions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as well as helping them to make a safe and dignified return home.Since August 2017, nearly 900,000 minority Muslim Rohingyas have fled violence across the border into Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region, joining several hundred thousand others that had already settled there in overcrowded camps.Joined @RefugeesChief & @IOMChief today to see some great work in one of the camps for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar including a @FAO project that helps prevent landslides & a @WFP food shop with electronic vouchers that allows refugees to pick what they need 📷 @willswanson pic.twitter.com/VI7XI8jmTr— Mark Lowcock (@UNReliefChief) April 26, 2019 read more

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Big bus registrations firm early in 2007

Big buses stable at 2,809 for the rolling year to February1,082 coaches to January, on par with the annual average for the four years to 2006Minibuses, at 4,600 for the rolling year to January continue their downward slide. ‘Two months into 2007 and big bus and coach registrations are holding just below most recent annual levels.’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘The growth we saw in 2006 has eased but we expect stability in 2007. A few erratic months lie ahead as coach registrations were especially strong in April 2006 and big buses over 8.5t gvw also saw a strong period to September. Minibus registrations continue to slide.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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SMMT Update – 15 August 2014

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.SMMT Update 331 online.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Radu Voina left Oltchim Valcea

← Previous Story Golub Doknic amazing goal! (VIDEO) Next Story → Begona Fernandez joins RK Zajecar! Romanian coach, Radu Voina left EHF CL semifinalist, Oltchim Valcea at the end of the season. He was also a head coach of Romanian NT, but after poor results in the last 18 months and missed chance to qualify for the Olympic Games, Voina decided to leave. Oltchim ValceaRadu Voina

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SHOW IN KRAKOW Over 15000 fans cheer Kielce – PSG draw

The dream came true for the Polish handball, but also KS Vive Tauron Kielce. The new attendance record is set, 15.000 fans watched fantastic warm-up for the season between Kielce and PSG Handball 32:32 (16:16) in spectacular Tauron Arena in Krakow. A real pre-season show was lead by Michal Jurecki who scored 8 goals for the home squad and amazing Mikkel Hansen, who netted 15 from 18 shots!Vive Tauron Kielce – Paris Saint-Germain HB 32:32 (16:16)Vive Tauron: Szmal, Sego – Vujović 1, Jurecki 8, Chrapkowski, Kus 1, Aguinagalde 2, Bielecki 5, Jachlewski 4, Strlek 1, Lijewski, Buntić 1, Zorman 1, Cupić 5.PSG: Annonay, Omeyer – Melić 1, Molgaard 1, Vori 1, Barachet 3, Gunnarsson, Karabatić L. 5, Hansen 15, Narcisse 3, Onufriyenko 1, Karabatić N. 2. Handball show in KrakowKS VIVE Tauron KielcePSG Handball ← Previous Story SLOVENIA: RK Celje PL win Super cup after thriller against Gorenje Next Story → Mladen Bojinovic strikes EHF CL with RK Borac Banja Luka read more

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Update: Three missing Vancouver youths found safe

first_imgUPDATE: The Vancouver Police Department reported at about 8:45 a.m. Monday that the three youths were located and are safe.Vancouver police are seeking the public’s help seeking three youths who have gone missing from a group home in Vancouver.Among the three is Levi Hand, 12, who was last seen with two other youths in the area of Northeast Ninth Street and Northeast 118 Avenue, according to a statement from the Vancouver Police Department.Levi is described as a skinny white male, 5 feet tall and weighing 100 pounds. He has wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and dark pants. He has ADHD and is quite talkative, according to the statement.The other two youths are:Dean Johnson, 13, who is 5-feet 10-inches tall, 140 pounds, skinny with dirty blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a  gray Carhartt heavy jacket and tan skinny cargo pants.Jordan Nottingham, 16, who is 5-feet 5-inches tall, skinny with dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.Police ask that if the three are found to please contact a local police agency or Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency at 911.last_img read more

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Trump Signs 13 Trillion Budget Preventing Government Shutdown

first_imgSenator Sullivan; “This was a difficult vote for me, in large part because the bill contained a number of Alaska-specific priorities I authored or fought for – including funding for Secure Rural Schools and the Denali Commission, investments to fight our addiction and mental health crisis, resources for water and sewer infrastructure, and necessary upgrades to our missile defense systems.” Senator Murkowski: “I am proud of the work we have done in this Interior appropriations bill to empower Alaskans to build our economy and create healthy communities for our families. These investments will have a lasting impact on our state. I believe it is our responsibility to lay the foundations now to ensure future generations of Alaskans will have the stability and tools needed to succeed.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown.  The signing comes just hours after Trump declared he was considering a veto. Trump said he was “very disappointed” in the package;  in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and did not address some 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants, who are now protected from deportation under a program that he has moved to eliminate. The spending bill funds the government through September.center_img U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski voted for the bill and outlined the benefits for Alaska in the 2018 government funding bill. In a press release Senator Murkowski outline that the bill makes significant strides in developing infrastructure projects, improving access to Native healthcare, and reducing the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan voted against the spending measure.  Senator Sullivan stated that the legislation contains many critical spending priorities, necessary increases for our military and national security, safeguards for our schools and local communities, and investments to encourage job creation and economic growth. Trump praised the increases the bill provides for military spending and said he had “no choice but to fund our military”.last_img read more

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The Killers Hit No 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

first_imgNews Concert-ticket promotion and rock’s resurgence help push the Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ to the topPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 2, 2017 – 12:09 pm Sept. 22 release Wonderful Wonderful by the Killers tops the latest Billboard 200 chart, having moved 118,000 album-equivalents in its first week. The band’s big rock sound follows lead singer Brandon Flowers through diverse styles, keeping it hard while proving that skill is the perfect addition to creativity.The Killers’ success is the third LP to hit  No. 1 this year for rock groups who debuted more than 10 years ago, following summer toppers from Brand New and LCD Soundsystem.Another trend boosting the album is fans’ enthusiasm for concert-ticket promotional tie-ins, an old practice showing new strength in 2017. The Killers’ Wonderful Wonderful Tour delivers the same ticketing-album bundle that supported LCD Soundsystem’s climb, Arcade Fire’s summer success, as well as the Chainsmokers and Katy Perry’s latest releases.Taylor Swift Sends Cardi B Flowers For “Bodak Yellow” Twitter Facebook The Killers Hit No. 1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart The Killers Are “The Man” At No. 1 killers-hit-no-1-billboard-200-albums-chart Email last_img read more

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Win an exclusive limited edition Daenerys Targaryen pin and more

first_img Share your voice CNET Giveaway 0 HBO Game of Thrones is coming to an end this Sunday and to commemorate the grand finale we partnered with HBO Shop for two Iron Throne worthy prize package. The grand prize winner will take home one exclusive limited edition Robert Ball Daenarys pin, one Fire & Blood Dolman, one Mother of Dragons Pint glass set, one For the Throne Daenerys Targaryen heat transforming mug and one Targaryen purse from Danielle Nicole.  The runner up winner will take home one Robert Ball Daenerys Pin, one Fire & Blood Dolman, one Mother of Dragons pint glass set and one For the Throne Daenerys Targaryen heat transforming mug.How do you enter the giveaway? Just head to our Instagram post below, make sure you are following CNET and also complete at least one of the following actions: Like the Instagram post about the giveaway.Post on your Instagram account using the hashtag #CNETgiveaway (one post per participant).⁣Tag up to five friends in separate comments. This is important because if you don’t post in separate comments, it will only count as one entry.Sharing a post on your Instagram account using the hashtag #CNETgiveawayAnd if you want to collect them all or you’re more of a Lannister, you can also enter TV Guide’s giveaway below because two lucky fans will win a prize pack that includes a limited edition Robert Ball Cersei Pin, a Lannister Sigil Wine Glass, a Lannister Sigil Snapback Hat and House Lannister Names T-Shirt.Don’t forget that you can stream this Sunday’s final episode of Game Of Thrones on HBO Now. I would love to hear your predictions about who might take the Iron Throne, so please head out to the comments section and good luck! Tagscenter_img Post a comment Culture Game of Thrones HBOlast_img read more

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My fiancé supports my pansexuality by volunteering with me at pride

first_imgBeing pansexual in the LGBTI community is not always easy because everyone presumes we are straight. Hatti and her fiance Nathan at London Pride | Photo: National Student Pride Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- This is particularly difficult for me as I head up up an LGBTI organization. In my role as chair of National Student Pride, people expect me to be in a same-sex relationship.So when people see me with my fiancé in our male-female relationship they often think: ‘she must be straight’ and even question ‘why is she running a pride event?’But being a pansexual woman and in a relationship with a man will not stop me from having an active role in the LGBT+ community.However, it has helped me focus in and begin to challenge the bi+ erasure I face. It’s something we’re talking about at the event this year. But that constant questioning can be difficult.So I am extremely lucky my partner Nathan celebrates and supports my intersectionalities; it has such a positive effect on my happiness and mental wellbeing.Last year he joined us in the London Parade march and often gets dragged into so much campaigning work that we do alongside our National Student Pride event.But most importantly, he lovingly does it all with a smile on his face.Hatti at one of many graduations throughout her many veterinary degrees | Photo: InstagramComing to realize what my pansexuality meant for meAt 23 years old, I’m a third-year vet student. That means I’m mad enough to have already spent five and a half years at uni. But I also still have two and a half more to go.I came out to my mom aged 15 by texting her in the middle of the night that we needed to talk. I have no shame in my proclivity for drama. Luckily mom has always been supportive of me. So even though sometimes she doesn’t understand all my activism; she is always willing to listen and learn. Not everyone has the same experience as me.When I started university in 2013, I joined the LGBT+ society. For LGBT+ history month, they arranged for a group of us to go to National Student Pride together.It was the first time I had really been involved in a group solely for LGBT+ people and allies and I loved it. So when I saw the social media posts about wanting new team members, I just had to sign up – and I’ve been hooked ever since.So… this just happened Luckiest and happiest girl in the world! Boy did soooooo good #engaged #happy #fiancé #lovehim | Photo: InstagramVolunteering for National Student PrideThree years into my volunteering I now know so much more about myself.I know that I’m passionate, and fiery and driven. But, I also feel more confident in who I am as an individual and how I define myself. That’s in large part, thanks to the wealth of experiences that have developed me as an individual.This year, I took my clothes off for a campaign about body confidence. Last year I helped write 400 letters to MP’s to encourage them to change the way Sex and Relationships Education was delivered to young people. And they listened, the government announced compulsory Sex Education just weeks later.I also helped organize panels around Mental Health. Something that sadly effects so many LGBT+ people – myself included.But the event has also helped me learn about the spectrum of sexuality. Mine has definitely adapted from my first expression coming out at 15.Co-chair of the pride organization Hatti Smart taking part in their body confidence shoot | Photo: National Student PrideGoing from identifying as a lesbian to pansexualI’ve had relationships where I’ve defined as lesbian, for many years, relationships with men and people that don’t define as either, but “pansexual” is what I feel most fits how I feel inside.I don’t see a person’s gender, I see personality and that is what I fall in love with. Student Pride has allowed me to explore that. And through my conversations with people who identify within the broad spectrum of sexuality, I have come to better understand myself.It’s also allowed me to fall madly in love, with someone who supports me for my identity – exactly how I am.My fiance is my biggest ally because he just accepts me as I am. But then on top of that, he supports me by attending and promoting our events.He walked with the National Student Pride block in the London Pride parade. And this weekend he is even volunteering with us at our event. I’ve even persuaded him into a gorgeous pair of our famous pink skinny jeans!Hatti and Nathan at London Pride | Photo: InstagramChallenging bi+ erasure at pride togetherBut we challenge tha by being happy to talk about my sexuality together – and to others. He’s fully aware of my past relationships and we’re open with each other which helps.Sure, people pull some funny faces pulled after we talking about someone we both find attractive while appearing as a couple together – but the fact he’s supportive of my drive for bi visibility is incredible.Sitting down before I wrote this, I was thinking about my ‘favorite moment as a pansexual person.’And frankly, it was easy to pick out. It was when we were in our wedding venue getting excited about how diverse our wedding attendees are going to be.LGBT+ parties are the best kind and we can’t wait to be surrounded by so many supportive people.Gay Star News are media sponsors of National Student Pride. This year GSN is hosting and live streaming a Bi+ panel on the Gay Star Students stage at the event with Clifford Chance and Deloitte. Get your tickets to the event now.Read more about National Student Pride:Courtney Act and Calum Scott to perform at National Student Pridecenter_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Students to focus on homeless LGBTI youth for 2018 pride event Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualThis is why I don’t go to PrideWhy this bisexual woman wore the bi pride flag on her graduation robesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/fiance-supports-pansexuality-volunteering-pride/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Anker Deals are Lit 20 Off Nebula Capsule 30 Off DashCam 28

first_img Share Tweet Submit Anker deals of the week are now live. The company has 20% off on Nebula Capsule, 30% off on its Roav DashCam A1 as well as 29% discount on PowerLine+ II Lightning cables.Today’s Anker Deals Include Discounts on Popular Accessories and Nebula CapsuleIt’s Monday, and as usual, the Anker deals are lit. Today we have a few products that are discounted but they are all great.Kicking things off is a discount on the Nebula Capsule WiFi-enabled pocket projector running Android 7.1. It usually retails for a price of $349, but if you use the code MYNEBULA at checkout, the price comes down to just $277. There are a lot of things you can do with the Nebula Capsule including listening to music, doubling it up as a Bluetooth speaker or even turn any wall into a cinema display thanks to its built-in projector.Anker has discounted its Roav DashCam A1 as well. It’s price is now down to just $31.99 from $59.99 if you use the code A1BDDEAL at checkout. Today’s discount really makes it a worth-it addition to your car thanks to its vast feature-set. In fact, I’ll go as far as saying that even without the discount this is a very good deal.Lastly, Anker has discounted it’s PowerLine+ II Lightning cables from $17.99 to just $12.99 if you use the code ANKER453 at checkout. But wait a minute, here’s something interesting: this is the 6-feet version of the cable which means that you don’t have to tether yourself close to a wall outlet in order to use it. Also, it’s available in multiple color options, including: Black, Red, Silver and Gold.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter APT shares its tips

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >APT shares its tips on creating Instagram-worthy posts no matter what part of the world you or your clients find yourself in. 1. Selfies with Mounties are the best: Canada is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, from majestic mountains to the crystal clear waters of its many lakes. A selfie shot with a local against one of the many stunning backdrops is the ultimate way to show off this destination. On an APT trip you can even meet a Mountie to learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and capture the moment against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.2. Share an eyeful of the Eiffel: The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most photographed icons of the world. No trip to the French capital is complete without a quick selfie stop at this magical monument. Many of APT’s French river cruises include a stop in Paris, where as well as visiting the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, you’ll also ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower to take in the sweeping views (and snap the odd selfie or two).3. Take a regal portrait at a European castle: Make like a King or Queen for the day and procure yourself a portrait in front of one of these stunning historical homes. Travel on APT’s 15-day Magnificent Europe river cruise and you’ll have exclusive access to Namedy Castle. Situated in the German town of Andernach this 14-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who will open the doors to her home just for you.4. Smile and say ‘sunrise’ at Angkor Wat: One of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park includes the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. APT treats guests to a champagne sunrise experience, whereby they get to toast this impressive temple in all its glory as darkness gives way to the light of day. Capturing yourself on camera at this special moment will ensure you have a memory to remember.5. Pose at Picchu: Peru offers a host of travel highlights, from Lima to Lake Titicaca and Cusco the Sacred Valley. But the most sought-after selfie spot has to be at the World Heritage-listed site, Machu Picchu. This iconic Lost City of the Incas remained undiscovered until 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham brought it to international attention. Visitors can choose to trek the Inca Trail or board PeruRail’s Vistadome train.6. Capture yourself in the Kimberley: Filled with some of the most stunning natural vistas in the world, the Kimberley is widely regarded as Australia’s last true frontier. From its rugged coastline to the stunning waterfalls, gorges, aboriginal rock art, desert and national parks – you won’t be short of content to capture on film.  Some of the most sought after selfie spots include taking a helicopter ride over Mitchell Falls, sunset at the Bungle Bungle Range, dining under the stars at an APT Wilderness Lodge, taking a jet boat ride through Horizontal Falls, the list just goes on and on….7. Snap your sense of adventure on a small ship cruise: Set sail off the beaten track on a small ship coastal cruise with an expedition team, expert lecturers and a sense of adventure to far-flung and unusual destinations and you’ll experience some of the most remote and unusual selfie spots the world has to offer. From the snorkelling with the stingless jelly fish of the beautiful Kakaban Island of East Kalimantan; to learning about the local culture and customs of the people of Torajaland in Central Sulawesi, with their fascinating boat-shaped houses built facing north in honour of the deities and grave sites that house replicas of the ancestors, called Tau Taus.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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Curtain falls for FBME as court denies request for rehearing

first_imgA US appeals court rejected the application of the owners of Tanzania’s FBME Bank for a rehearing of their rejected appeal on Tuesday.“Upon consideration of the appellant’s petition for panel rehearing filed on October 25, 2017, it is ordered that the petition be denied,” the United States Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia said.In April, the bank and the owners of FBME challenged the decision of the court of first instance not to overthrow the decision of the Finance Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the US Treasury, to ban the lender from transacting in dollars. In early October, the Bank of Tanzania, which five months earlier revoked the bank’s licence and placed it under liquidation, instructed FBME Bank to withdraw from the appeal, leaving FBME Ltd, the Cayman Islands-based holding company as the sole appellant.Days later, a lawyer of FBME informed the appeals court that the Cayman company had been struck off the company register and could so not sue or be sued. The court dismissed the appeal on October 24 as FBME Ltd had no capacity to sue. The owners of FBME informed the court that they reinstated the company the following day and requested the rehearing.FinCEN blacklisted FBME Bank after it described it as a financial institution of primarily money laundering concern. The lender maintained a branch in Cyprus which had its licence revoked by the Central Bank of Cyprus almost two years ago.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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MoUs signed with banks ahead of Estia kickoff

first_imgThe government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with banks and credit buyers for the implementation of the Estia debt relief scheme, which gets underway in September.Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said Estia was a very important step towards addressing the problem of non-performing loans.MoUs were signed between the government and the Bank of Cyprus, Hellenic Bank, Cyprus Asset Management Company (Kedipes), Alpha Bank, Astrobank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece, the Housing Finance Corporation and Gordian Holdings.The head of the Association of Cyprus Banks and Hellenic Bank’s CEO, Ioannis Matsis, said borrowers with problematic loans who are eligible to apply for Estia were being notified.According to Labour Minister, Zeta Emilianidou, a co-signor with Georgiades, her ministry as the implementing body for Estia was ready to begin its implementation as of September.“Today we are taking a very important step towards addressing the problem of non-performing loans, particularly those relating to the primary residence for which there is justifiably increased sensitivity,” Georgiades said.He recalled that the scheme, which has been approved by the European Commission, will offer the chance to restructure and alleviate the obligations for a fairly high proportion of borrowers that meet the criteria.Matsis called on all borrowers with problematic loans to go to the banks to discuss with them acceptable and sustainable restructuring.“We are open to dialogue where the restructuring is proper and sustainable,” he said, warning however that there would be zero tolerance for strategic defaulters, who act against conscientious groups in society such as good borrowers, depositors and tax-compliant citizens.The Bank of Cyprus announced that 4,000 of its customers were eligible to join Estia, of which 96 per cent had already expressed an interest.Georgiades also referred the embattled bills on foreclosures that have been deemed both by him and President Nicos Anastasiades as unconstitutional. The changes made by opposition parties on July 12, would defang the banks’ ability to recoup loans that have gone bad by making it more difficult to repossess mortgaged properties.“Moves that weaken and complicate the legislative framework do not serve vulnerable borrowers or the public interest but rather strategic bad-payers and those who stand to gain if the cases remain for years in courtrooms,” the minister said.The existence of an effective legislative framework constituted a prerequisite for the approval of Estia by the European Commission, he said, stressing that any change in the legislative framework should be attempted with caution and after obtaining the opinion of the Central Bank and the European Central Bank.He said the government would accept any change in the legislative framework that is approved by the supervisory authorities. “But we will not agree to any change that is unnecessary, rushed and that will lead our country to adventures and new risks. Nor is it a safe way to refer these laws to the Supreme Court because supervisors, rating agencies, investors may react anyway, and negative effects will also occur in this case,” Georgiades warned.Matsis called on legislators to accept the referral of the law on foreclosures.“Any other development strengthens and emboldens strategic defaulters even more and jeopardises the stability of Cyprus’ banking and financial system,” Matsis said.Parliament will decide on Monday whether to accept or reject the referrals. The Greens and the Solidarity Movement said they would reject the referrals. The rest of the opposition parties are expected to also reject them.If parliament decides to not accept the president’s veto and nix the bills he has the prerogative to refer the matter to the supreme court for adjudication.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityReassurance for your refugeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCyprus and Italy in hot water over tax breaks for yachtsUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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