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BCs LNG minister predicts northern coast LNG decision by mid2017
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s minister of natural gas development is offering an optimistic prediction about the future of the proposed $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project on B.C.’s northern coast.Rich Coleman says a decision on the development near Prince Rupert could come within the first six months of 2017.Coleman says he is very familiar with the development’s design and tendering process and he anticipates several more meetings by mid-January with officials from Petronas, the project’s majority owner.Low commodity prices have delayed an investment decision and Petronas said in October that it was reviewing the development and its conditions before moving forward.Coleman agrees challenges remain, but says markets in China and Japan are prepared to buy liquefied natural gas from B.C.The project, which includes a pipeline and terminal proposed for Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, received conditional approval from the federal government in September allowing for shipments of up to 19 million tonnes of liquefied gas to Asian markets annually. (CHNL) B.C.’s LNG minister predicts northern coast LNG decision by mid-2017 British Columbia Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman attends an announcement at the Woodfibre LNG site near Squamish, B.C., on Friday November 4, 2016. Coleman is offering an optimistic prediction about the future of the proposed $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project on B.C.’s northern coast. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 28, 2016 12:14 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Terracotta Warriors to return to Britain
The museum now plans to set up a “logistics and operations” team to cope with the exceptional visitor demand and footfall.Mrs Bradley said: “The Terracotta Army represents one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century, and I am delighted that a selection of the warriors will be coming to Liverpool, for the first time in 2018. Hundreds of Terracotta warriors, which were unearthed during the first excavation from 1978 to 1984, stand inside the No.1 pit at a museum in Xi’an From 210 BC to 21st Century Liverpool, China’s #TerracottaWarriors are marching to World Museum for a 2018 exhibition as part of #UKChinaP2P pic.twitter.com/36JJmq2DOv— World Museum (@World_Museum) December 7, 2016 The Terracotta Warriors will return to the UK for visitors outside London to see for the first time since the 1980s, after it proved one of the most popular installations ever to come to Britain.A selection of 120 artefacts from China’s famed Terracotta Army will travel to Liverpool’s World Museum in 2018, the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced.It is the first time the objects have been loaned to Britain since 2007, when they became the second most visited show in the history of the the British Museum, and the first they have been exhibited outside London in more than 30 years. It is understood China has agreed to loan the items as part of a cultural exchange with Britain, which has seen the British Library loan key items, the Royal Shakespeare Company translate plays for Chinese audiences, and numerous institutions sharing their expertise.It is also intended in part to honour the large Chinese community in Liverpool, the oldest in Europe.A spokesman said the exhibition would “offer a new perspective on Chinese history”, spanning three periods of more than 500 years and set to include a number of objects that have never been on show in this country before. Terracotta Warriors to be staged at Liverpool’s World Museum in 2018, announced today by Karen Bradley of @DCMS during #UKChinaP2P. pic.twitter.com/gQ4TrAfncL— UK in China (@ukinchina) December 7, 2016 “I am sure that the exhibition will be very warmly received by the people of Merseyside and beyond as Britain welcomes back the Terracotta Warriors.David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, said: “We are hugely excited to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring an exhibition of such international importance to World Museum, and to be working with Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Bureau in this valuable cultural exchange. Karen Bradley, the culture secretary “An exhibition of this scale is sure to attract visitors from all over the UK and Europe, with an unmissable opportunity to see artefacts of great historical importance in the flesh.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Man becomes first in country to have to tell police every time
“The victim in Godfrey’s case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violence.”She has shown incredible bravery in supporting our investigation, and I hope she feels safer now Godfrey is behind bars and will be subject to closer scrutiny.”Part of this order, which lasts for seven years, requires Godfrey to inform police if he is in a relationship for more than 14 days.The order also allows police to inform these partners of his previous violent behaviour to women under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. The order was made under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The victim in Godfrey’s case was subjected to a horrendous ordeal by him following a sustained campaign of domestic violenceDI Jane Topping, Hackney Community Safety Unit A man is believed to be the first in the country to have to tell the police when he starts a new relationship so they can inform future partners about his violent history. Kylle Godfrey, who subjected a woman to a campaign of “horrendous” abuse, has been ordered by a court to let police know if he is seeing anyone for more than two weeks.The 30-year-old banged his victim’s head on the floor and strangled her, inflicting blunt force trauma injuries to her head. Following his arrest Godfrey continued to intimidate the victim and whilst on bail before his court appearance, he assaulted another woman he was in a relationship with.He is thought to be the first in England and Wales to have to tell police every time he gets a girlfriend.Already serving a three-year sentence for actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation, Godfrey was given with a Criminal Behaviour Order on Monday.At Wood Green Crown Court in February, Godfrey, of Neasden, north west London, was sentenced to three years in jail for attacking his partner over several days in October last year.He admitted to two counts of actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.DI Jane Topping, Hackney Community Safety Unit said: “This order gives us a new way of protecting victims of domestic abuse and prevent other women from suffering at the hands of people like Godfrey, and help our efforts to tackle domestic violence. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Oxfam censors names of sacked Haiti staff as it releases 2011 report
The investigation also concluded in its safeguarding recommendations at the end of the report that charities should be warned about “problem staff”. Some of the workers accused of abuse went on to successfully take up future posts in the aid sector.Earlier, Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, said that Mark Goldring, the chief executive of Oxfam, had shown that he “doesn’t get it” after he gave an interview in which he said Oxfam’s misdeeds had been overblown because the charity had not “murdered babies in their cots”.Ms Davidson said that “if he wants to lead Oxfam, he has to demonstrate that he understands what Oxfam has done wrong”. Oxfam has risked accusations of protecting staff who used prostitutes in Haiti after it released a censored version of its 2011 report into the scandal without the names of workers sacked.The charity said it wanted to be “as transparent as possible” about the investigation into the use of prostitutes by its staff. Seven were sacked or allowed to leave over their behaviour on the earthquake-hit island in 2010. However, it redacted the names of all guilty parties apart from Roland van Hauwermeiren, the former country director for Haiti, whose name was already in the public domain.The redacted report was released at around 6pm on Sunday night, 10 days after it was leaked to a newspaper, throwing the charity into crisis.Oxfam said it had removed names “to comply with the need for due process and confidentiality required by both privacy law and recommended UN guidelines on the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse”. Among those whose names were redacted were three men dismissed or who resigned for using prostitutes in Oxfam-funded properties and two who were dismissed for bullying and intimidation of Oxfam staff.A sixth was dismissed for gross misconduct for failing in his duty to protect staff. Three staff members under suspicion also “physically threatened” and “intimidated” a witness in the inquiry, the report said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Cyclists and motorists should stop being confrontational says Sir Chris Hoy
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. In heavy traffic cyclists are often the fastest people on the roads, more agile at getting through gaps than motorbikes, and they are not always seen by drivers.Cyclists complain of drivers winding down their windows to hurl abuse, while motorists make similar complaints. “We are people trying to get around and, whether you choose to go on foot, on a bike, a taxi, a bus, we are people trying to get from A to B, and you should remember that we are all someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, brother or sister.”People’s lives are at risk and it’s time to stop having a them versus us. In reality most cyclists drive and vice versa. We have to try and put ourselves in the shoes of another person.”Sir Chris was speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival to promote his new book, How To Ride A Bike.CORRECTION: This article has been amended since it was first published. Although Sir Chris did call for less confrontation on the roads, we accept that he did not say cyclists should ‘stop hogging the road’ as the original article reported. We apologise for the misunderstanding. Sir Chris said: “At the risk of getting too political about it all, in my opinion, when it comes to urban environments, or indeed anywhere riding a bike, it shouldn’t be a cyclist hit by a motorist or a confrontation between a taxi driver and a cyclist,” he said. Sir Chris Hoy has said cyclists and motorists should be less confrontational as he called for an end to the battle between cars and bikes. Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete said there needs to be a change in behaviour by both cyclists and motorists. Sir Chris, who has with six gold medals, said: “If you are cycling and thinking ‘Well, they can sit behind me for half a mile on this single lane road’ … it’s not about saying you should get out of the way and let them through, it’s about, when they do come past, just give them the thumbs-up and you can see the road’s clear, give them a wave through, say thanks and that little bit of communication helps.”The recent increase in the popularity of cycling – particularly in urban areas – has changed the dynamic of driving.
Student broke neck at college after wrestle with teacher twice his size
A student claims he was left with a broken neck after allegedly being forced to take part in a “wrestling match” against his teacher.Imaam Usman, 18, needed to have a metal plate put in his neck as a result of the supervisor – said to be twice his size – falling on him during the tussle last month.Bradford College said it had launched an investigation into the accident, which took place during an outdoor class for the BTEC diploma in public services. His class had been asked to tackle a variety of physical challenges in a park near the college on December 7.The teacher was said to have wanted to demonstrate the key skills that eight-stone Mr Usman would need to fulfil his ambition of becoming a police officer.The size mismatch gave the teenager cause for concern – but he claimed his objections were dismissed.It is understood the allegation that the pupil was forced to take part in the activity is disputed by others, with the circumstances of the injury a focus of the school’s investigation. Mr Usman said: “Firstly, they made us wrestle with other students our own size and that went OK. Then I was forced to wrestle with a teacher. “We were on our knees in the field of a park and he lunged towards me. He grabbed me from the upper back and then threw me to the ground in like a grappling move.”I was facing towards the ground and then he fell on top of me. At that moment, his knee or leg hit my neck and I felt something crack.” The teenager recovering in hospital after an operation on his neckCredit:SWNS Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mr Usman was initially taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary, where scans showed that he had broken a vertebra in his neck.Doctors determined an operation was necessary when his injury failed to heal and the cracked bone was replaced with a metal plate last week.Now Mr Usman fears his hopes of joining the police service have been ruined.His father, Osman Sharif, 39, said: “This was a mismatch and they should not have made him wrestle.”A spokesman for Bradford College said: “The safety of students and staff is paramount and any incidents are treated with the utmost seriousness.”A full investigation was launched in line with our policies and procedures.”As that investigation remains ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment any further at this time except to say that we wish Imaam a full and speedy recovery.”
Capital Drilling wins new African mine exploration drilling contracts
Capital Drilling, the emerging and developing markets drilling company, is pleased to today announce new contract wins and expansions. One is for Kinross Gold in Ghana and one is for Barrick Gold in Zambia. Capital Drilling Ghana has recently been awarded a new underground drilling contract with Kinross, which represents a further expansion of activity at the Chirano gold mine, where Capital has been operating since June 2011. The new contract is for one underground diamond rig which is scheduled to arrive on site in Q3 2012. Capital Drilling Zambia has been awarded a contract expansion in the form of additional rigs for development drilling at the Lumwana mine, where the Group has been drilling since 2006. Capital has purchased a further two deep hole diamond rigs and one RC rig, one of which has arrived at site with the other two currently mobilising to site. All rigs are expected to commence drilling in Q3 2012.These new rig additions will increase the company’s fleet to 90 rigs, a net addition of five rigs so far in 2012, noting the Group has recently sold one rig as part of the ongoing program of fleet management.Commenting on the new contracts, Geoff Fardell, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased to announce these new contracts today which demonstrate the continuing development of relationships with our existing customers. The current expansion of the fleet underpins our strategy of focusing on organic growth with blue chip and major mining companies, and operating on long life and robust mining projects.”
EHF CL Celje PL beat Sankt Petersburg
← Previous Story MAGIC WISLA: Polish team without Lijewski win in France! Next Story → Lino Cervar after win over PSG: “This was more than a game, more than handball” Slovenian vice-champion RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko beat Russian Sankt Petersburg 29:22 (15:10). Vladan Matic’s team had no problem with weak Russian team, who don’t have EHF CL quality. Serbian NT right back Nemanja Zelenovic was the TOP scorer with seven goals, Mate Lekai scored 6, but the most efficient was Matevz Skok with 17 saves.MOTOR – ZAGREB 31:30VESZPREM – RHEIN NECKAR LOWEN SUNDAY 18HRSSTANDING:1. Motor Zaporožje 2 – 32. Veszprem 1 – 23. CO Zagreb 2 – 24. Celje PL 2 – 25. Rhein-Neckar Löwen 1 – 16. St. Petersburg 2 – 0 handballrk celje pivavarna lasko
What has happened to Home Sweet Home and the €190000 that was
Leonard speaking to reporters during the occupation. Source: RollingNews.ieDifferent groups Leonard is a member of the Irish Housing Network (IHN) – a collection of grassroots activist organisations dedicated to ending homelessness and helping those affected.The collective has been involved in direct action occupation for the past three years.Leonard said the IHN had been “very active” since the end of the Apollo House occupation. She said the group had been working at a community level to assist those in need.“Our focus now is to continue to work on the ground to build up the ability that we have to actually fight the crisis and end it,” she said.The IHN was yesterday involved with the May Day march with many other groups calling for an end to homelessness.Leonard said that there were no plans for action from Home Sweet Home collectively in the near future, but that the “network of people is still there”.When questioned over whether Home Sweet Home still existed, Leonard said:It is still a thing. [The different groups] are still in contact but at the moment we have no plans to announce just yet. Short URL 59,054 Views Leaving Apollo HouseFollowing the high-profile quitting of Apollo House by residents and activists on Thursday, 12 January, Home Sweet Home said they would continue the momentum generated by the occupation.Many activists and occupiers did not want to comply with the court order calling for them to leave by 11 January. A huge demonstration was held outside Apollo House on that date, with activists saying they would not leave.There were conflicting views within Home Sweet Home about how to proceed at this time. Speaking about the occupation during a panel discussion with other members of the campaign last month, Unite trade union official Brendan Ogle – one of the principal figures of the campaign – described the mood in Apollo House at this juncture.Speaking about the last night in Apollo House, Ogle said:“Because of a court order – that we did everything we could to avoid – Apollo House went from being the safest place for those vulnerable [homeless] people… to the worst because the resources that would meet those needs wouldn’t come in because the stay on the court order had run out.To me that’s very basic, very obvious. The venom and the hate that confronted myself and one or two others when we went in there to point that out was really disturbing.Ogle was referring to the fact that support services from homelessness charity the Peter McVerry Trust – which had been entering Apollo House on a regular basis – would no longer enter the building after the date set by the High Court had passed.Despite the initial resistance to leaving from some elements, the campaign called an end the occupation the next day. Supporters and activists leaving Apollo House on the morning of 12 January. Source: Sam BoalWhat’s happening now?Following the occupation, a conference – ‘Home Sweet Home The Next Steps’ – was scheduled for 18 February, where the campaign said “formalised structures will be announced and put in place”.This was cancelled in February, however. The campaign said it would be moving the conference “to a later day in March”.It said the change of date was to facilitate the “ongoing work of Home Sweet Home” which included a support centre to be opened in Dublin city for the homeless and people in need. Ogle speaking to reporters outside Apollo House on the day the occupation ended. Source: RollingNews.ieNo future date for a conference has since been announced; nor has a support centre been opened.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Rosi Leonard – one of the main spokespeople of the campaign throughout the Apollo House occupation – said that there were currently “no plans” to hold a conference.“We have no plans to hold a conference, we have no plans for the future right now,” said Leonard.We’ve kind of all gone back into our groups now, continuing the work that we’ve been doing on the ground. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3359321 A t-shirt hangs outside Apollo House on the first day of the occupation. Source: RollingNews.ieIT HAS BEEN over four months since a group of artists, housing activists and trade union officials took over a vacant Dublin city centre building to house homeless people.Under the banner of the Home Sweet Home campaign, activists occupied the Nama-controlled Apollo House on Poolbeg Street on the night of 15 December.The occupation lasted over three weeks, through Christmas and into January. In that time, Apollo House provided accommodation for over 205 homeless people.Throughout the occupation – which had the support of celebrities like Glen Hansard, Jim Sheridan and Damien Dempsey, among many others – public support was huge.Thousands of people signed up to volunteer at Apollo House. There were massive amounts of food, clothes and general supplies donated. A room full of donations in Apollo House in early January. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe campaign also received tens of thousands of euros in monetary donations.Accounts released by the Home Sweet Home campaign in February – a month after the Apollo House occupation ended – showed that it had raised just under €190,000 in the period between 15 December and 18 January.The vast majority of this – €174,451 – was raised via an online GoFundMe account, set up just before the occupation began.This fund saw near-constant activity over the course of the occupation, with thousands raised in the first day alone. Single donations from €5 all the way up to €5,000 were given to the campaign.The GoFundMe campaign is managed by Oisín Fagan, a member of the Irish Housing Network (IHN) – one of the key groups involved with the Home Sweet Home campaign.Money was withdrawn from the GoFundMe account into a bank account run by the IHN as it was needed. The funds were used to pay for the running of Apollo House and to address the residents’ needs throughout and immediately after the occupation. A banner hung outside the Apollo House building in January. Source: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ieCampaign accounts showed that it had spent just over €60,000 throughout the course of the occupation and after (from 12 December to 25 January), leaving about €129,000 left unspent.The largest amount of money was spent on security services for Apollo House throughout the course of the occupation. Just under €39,000 was spent on the services of Security Partners Ltd.Close to €7,500 was spent in total over three separate transactions to Liffey Oil for oil to heat the building throughout the occupation. Other expenses included food, maintenance and transport.Throughout the course of the occupation, activists involved with the campaign:Met with Housing Minister Simon Coveney for hours of discussions;Launched an emergency housing plan;Battled their case against receivers in court;Arranged a public march;And had a high-profile open-air concert Read: ‘There are definitely stories that would fit onto the big screen’: Jim Sheridan reflects on Apollo House Read: Mannix Flynn: ‘Apollo House completely failed’ May 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/Twitter By Cormac Fitzgerald At Unite offices where @HSHIreland are launching their emergency housing plan #ApolloHouse pic.twitter.com/bgRgQDZAVb— Cormac Fitzgerald (@Cormfitz) January 5, 2017 Different members of the Home Sweet Home campaign pictured after meeting housing minister Simon Coveney in December. Source: SAM BOAL“Essentially Home Sweet Home was set up for the purpose of Apollo House, it was set up with the purpose of putting this to the Government.“So when Apollo House left we were trying to restructure ourselves and think about what we would do next and what would be most effective.For many of us in the IHN, the most effective thing was to continue doing the work on the ground.Leonard said the IHN was still in touch with the former residents of Apollo House, many of whom were granted six-month beds in emergency accommodation as a direct result of the occupation. Over the Christmas and January period, Home Sweet Home said it was a long-term, direct intervention campaign dedicated to tackling Ireland’s long-term housing and homelessness crisis.So, where is the campaign at now? Are there any future plans? And what is happening with the remaining money that was donated? 56 Comments In terms of the trade union representatives – the other key element of the campaign – Leonard said that officials had been busy in recent months with the Tesco and Bus Éireann strike action.Attempts were made to reach Unite’s Brendan Ogle, but he was unavailable for comment at the time of publication. It’s understood that Ogle is currently on leave.Mandate trade union’s Dave Gibney – who was also heavily involved in the campaign – told Thejournal.ie that his trade union (along with Unite and others) remained fully committed to campaigning to try to end Ireland’s homelessness and housing crises.In terms of the Home Sweet Home campaign directly, Gibney said he needed to sit down with the other groups involved to figure out where the campaign was going.He said he and Mandate had been preoccupied with the Tesco strike and he hadn’t sat down with the other groups for a number of months. He said he would soon set up a meeting with the different strands of Home Sweet Home to find out “exactly where we are”.“We’re going to continue to campaign on homelessness,” he said.We do need to sit down with the rest of the guys to see where they are and what they want to do. Dave Gibney (right) pictured with Brendan Ogle last year. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieAs for the third element of Home Sweet Home – the artists – Leonard said that a number of the people involved were “doing various things at the moment”.TheJournal.ie made attempts to contact a representative of the artist element of the campaign, but was unable to do so.What has happened with the money?As already mentioned, as of 6 February – when Home Sweet Home released its accounts – the campaign had just under €129,000 left over after all of the expenses from the Apollo House occupation had been deducted.Since then, Rosi Leonard said the campaign has not spent any of the money raised.“That’s all the money that’s been spent,” said Leonard.We haven’t been spending any money since then. So there hasn’t been any expenses.Leonard said that everyone involved in the campaign was a volunteer, and there were no expenses on that end. She said volunteers were now working on a number of “legacy projects” on which the remaining money would be spent.“All of us are working on a legacy plan for that money,” she said.She said that the campaign wasn’t “ready to announce” the projects yet.“But we’re working out legacy projects and ways to make sure the money goes towards the aims of Apollo House initially.Which was to essentially support community groups in ending homelessness, so that’s what we’re doing.Dave Gibney said that he believed the campaign was still looking to set up a support centre in Dublin for people affected by the housing crisis and homelessness and that a proportion of the funds would go towards this end.Gibney also said that the campaign and funds raised had been reviewed by the Standards in Public Office (Sipo), and had been found to be compliant.Extra funds The GoFundMe campaign for Home Sweet Home appears to still be open, almost four months after the Apollo House occupation ended.Judging by the donation entries on the page, in the time since the last entry on the Home Sweet Home accounts (27 January) and the last donation (13 days ago) an estimated extra €2,500 was donated (including a single donation of €1,437).This brings the fund to about €131,000 overall.Despite the page appearing to remain active, Leonard said that the campaign was “not asking for any more donations”.“As far as we’re concerned there’s no need for anyone to be looking at that,” she said.I’m sure that will be closed soon but we definitely don’t want anyone to be using it, or we definitely wouldn’t be soliciting anyone to be using it.TheJournal.ie attempted to contact the GoFundMe page directly, but had received no response at the time of publication.In a statement in February, Oisín Fagan – who manages the campaign – encouraged anyone who had donated money to the campaign and had genuine concerns to “contact us directly through our Facebook page for Home Sweet Home”.In response to a question on Facebook about the money raised, the IHN said that the fund had been “kept open in case people wanted their money back after [the occupation] ended”. Source: FacebookA number of people have expressed concerns over the money publicly on the Home Sweet Home Facebook page since January. Leonard said that there had not been many instances of people enquiring about donations or asking for money back.“I think people are generally are still quite happy about all what happened,” she said.We haven’t had issues with that.When questioned about any potential refunds, Leonard said she wasn’t sure how this would be possible through GoFundMe (the website itself says all donations are final).“Logistically, I’m not sure how that would work,” she said.Leonard said that people had donated to the campaign “in the spirit of ending homelessness” and she hoped that the legacy projects would work towards realising this aim.Legacy Over four months after the occupation of Apollo House began, Ireland’s homelessness and housing crisis continues to deepen.Latest figures for the month of March showed a record number of homeless adults and children staying in emergency accommodation in the country.During the occupation, Home Sweet Home campaigners said Apollo House was a direct action intervention to tackle Ireland’s homelessness crisis.They said the campaign was a long-term effort aimed at ending homelessness in Ireland. For the past number of months, Home Sweet Home has been keeping a low profile.Are more direct action occupations possible in the future if the crisis continues to worsen?“It’s hard to say,” said Leonard.I think in some cases if the Government fails to act as they have been and fails to give housing and the housing crisis continues to escalate, then I can’t say that people won’t need to take action. Tuesday 2 May 2017, 12:05 AM Taxis leaving Apollo House pic.twitter.com/VuZcTDyuyY— Cormac Fitzgerald (@Cormfitz) January 12, 2017 What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)? The campaign responsible for the occupation of Apollo House has been quiet in recent months. Share Tweet Email5
La dépression deuxième cause mondiale dinvalidité des 1544 ans
La dépression, deuxième cause mondiale d’invalidité des 15-44 ansAujourd’hui, a lieu la huitième journée de la dépression. Elle vise à faire prendre conscience de son importance et à évoquer les troubles bipolaires qui concernent aujourd’hui 2% de la population française.A l’occasion de la huitième journée de la dépression, l’Association France-dépression (www.france-depression.org) organise à son siège à Paris dans le XVe arrondissement une manifestation gratuite pour le public de 14h00 à 22h00, mais aussi d’autres animations à Nancy, Bourges, Tours et Rouen. Le but : faire prendre conscience de l’importance de ce fléau. À lire aussiBoulimie : définition, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-il ?Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, d’ici 2020, la dépression deviendra la première cause mondiale d’invalidité, après les maladies cardiovasculaires. Aujourd’hui, elle touche 121 millions de personnes à travers le monde et est déjà la deuxième cause d’invalidité pour les 15-44 ans, des deux sexes, souligne l’Association fondée en 1992 à l’initiative de patients et de médecins de l’hôpital Sainte-Anne à Paris. Ainsi, 2% de la population française souffriraient de troubles bipolaires ou maladie maniaco-dépressive, et trois fois plus de troubles atténués, rapporte TV5monde. Une situation qui apparait d’autant plus dangereuse que la dépression entraîne chaque année 850.000 suicides dans le monde, dont 13.000 en France en 2010. Selon France-Dépression, il s’écoule entre cinq et dix ans entre le début des troubles et la prise en charge de ces patients, qui présentent souvent un risque suicidaire majeur. “La dépression relève du secteur psychiatrique, donc est associée à la folie pour le commun des mortels. Néanmoins, depuis 2004, je trouve que les mentalités ont évolué dans le bons sens. Il nous faut donc continuer à déstigmatiser cette pathologie et, pour ce faire, nous devons informer, informer, toujours informer”, indique Patrick Jeannot, le président de l’Association cité par l’AFP.Pour cela, des ateliers-débat, des conférences thématiques, des démonstrations de thérapie complémentaire mais aussi des animations artistiques sont prévus dans les différents villes. “Les thérapies complémentaires, à savoir les disciplines orientales, qui sont une des clefs de la prise de conscience de son corps par l’esprit, comme bien d’autres, à la fois culturelles et sportives” font partie des thèmes que France-dépression souhaite introduire. Le 19 octobre 2011 à 11:49 • Maxime Lambert
Pokemon Sun and Moon are Really Cute
Stay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon MasterMint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107K Pokémon Sun and Moon came out Friday, and people have already found some really… creepy things hidden in these games, particularly in the PokeDex entries.For example, Golduck’s entry states: “It is said that the red part of its forehead grants supernatural powers to those who possess one, so it was over-hunted in the past.”What makes that weird is that Pokémon are generally presented as sapient. They are self-aware, they can form tight bonds with their trainers, and they’re clearly shown as being far more intelligent than just about every animal we know of here in the real world. They can understand natural human language, interpret complex commands, etc. Many of them, especially Psychic-type Pokémon, are often more intelligent than humans.Some Pokémon, though, flips that script. Froslass’s data reads: “When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.” Sooo… that’s creepy. But, I mean, I guess, in context, we did have it coming.Mimikyu, the Pikachu-mimicking Ghost-type Pokémon is pretty weird too. It has two forms, “disguised” and “busted.” Normally, it pretends to be a Pikachu, but once it has sustained enough damage, its head flops over, and its neck breaks. In Sun, the data for its busted form says: “After going to all the effort of disguising itself, its neck was broken. Whatever is inside is probably unharmed, but it’s still feeling sad.”The mega evolution of Glalie is also unnerving as it suggests that mega evolving is excruciating.“The excess energy from Mega Evolution spilled over from its mouth, breaking its jaw. It spews endless blizzards.”The Pokémon games have always hidden some eerie bits in an otherwise soft and child-friendly shell. Pokémon Red and Blue, for example, kick-started a popular fan theory that you, as a player, may have killed one of your rival’s Pokémon. Your rival catches a Rattata early on. Later it evolves into a Raticate, but after one particular battle. You next meet your rival at a Pokémon graveyard, but he never has the Raticate again.These entries take it a step further, though, implying that the Pokémon universe is a lot harsher than we suspected. And to a point, it makes sense. People and Pokémon have to eat, and with so many different kinds of creatures, it’s natural that some would end up hunted or hunting us. But what makes this weird is that, unlike cows or whatever, these Pokémon know EVERYTHING that’s happening. That’s… messed up.If you’re interested in exploring some of these entries yourself, you can pick up Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon from Amazon.
Cultural Extravagance To Mark Jamaica Day
Power Of Prayer 700 Tablets For Schools In Kingston And Port Royal Related Items:jamaica day, kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 27 (JIS): It was a day of cultural extravagance and celebration at the Norman Manley High School in Kingston on February 27, as the institution hosted the official ceremony to mark Jamaica Day 2015.The Maxfield Avenue School was alive with excitement, as ecstatic students and teachers showcased aspects of Jamaica’s rich and diverse cultural heritage through dance, music, drama and poetry. Special emphasis was placed on the country’s friendship and historical bond with its Caribbean and Latin American neighbours, such as Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Cuba. This was highlighted in the theme – ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Celebrating Regional Friendships from Boukman to Bolivar’. There were also booths mounted by several organisations, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); City of Kingston Credit Union; Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS); and the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, who brought greetings at the ceremony, told the students that Jamaica Day is an opportunity for students and the wider society to focus on what it means to be Jamaican and to promote those qualities.“We have a lot to be proud of as Jamaicans. Jamaica has provided a home for many like Bolivar and an inspiration for many like Boukman. Our people have also contributed to the socio-political and economic development of other countries, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean,” he said.“We helped to build the Panama Canal, and we helped to broker development in Costa Rica. We have cut cane and built roads in Cuba, and we started the sugar industry in Colombia. We are a people who go many places and carry our distinctive strength,” the Minister added. He said Jamaica Day is also an invitation for Jamaicans to look beyond the confines of their own island and to learn more about the friendship and similarities of “those who surround us in the Caribbean region.”In his remarks, Minister of Finance and Planning and Member of Parliament for East Central St. Andrew, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, told the students that they must remain mindful of the fact that they are a part of a regional community, and that they have a role to play in the upliftment of the entire human race.“If there is anything that marks our history, it is that we are a people that have been conscious of our responsibilities to the rest of the world, and who have benefited from the support and assistance of other countries. As we have received, so have we tried to give,” he said. For her part, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, said that Kingston has played an important role in Jamaica’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, which can be traced as far back as 1923, when the council was first established. “Kingston is known as the cradle of culture, not just in Jamaica, but across the entire Caribbean, and we have been home to many (renowned figures), including Simon Bolivar, liberator and national hero of Venezuela,” she noted.Mrs. Brown Burke said she is eagerly looking forward to the redevelopment of downtown Kingston and the repositioning of Kingston as a cultural and creative city.Meanwhile, Ambassador of Venezuela to Jamaica, Her Excellency Maria Ortega Mendoza, said she was honoured to celebrate with the students of Norman Manley High, not just Jamaica’s rich legacy, but also regional friendship and togetherness. “It is also an honour to pay tribute to our heroes – Boukman, Bolivar, Marcus Garvey, and Norman Manley,” she said.This year’s Jamaica Day activities at Norman Manley High also included the development of a peer mentorship programme, in which senior students of the school will mentor students from Maxfield Park and Rousseau Primary Schools. Volunteers from the high school will also implement projects with the Maxfield Park Children’s Home.Jamaica Day, which started in 2002, was celebrated in schools across the island.
Teen killed 2 injured after cars catch fire on I95 in Deerfield
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two cars caught on fire along the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 leaving one teenager dead and two injured.The incident occurred around 8 a.m., Monday morning near Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach.According to Broward County Fire Rescue, two adults suffered head injuries and were taken to Broward Health North’s Trauma Center.A 16-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.The lanes have since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Spring Creek Inmates Help Restore Woodlawn Cemetery
Marie Gage, well known locally for her extensive charitable work, and perhaps less well known as a retired corrections officer and sergeant at Spring Creek Correctional Center. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Inmates with Spring Creek Correctional Complex have been working to restore Seward’s historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Gage and Lapinskas worked with the men in Voc-ed (the vocational part of the prison’s education department), and decided that they would try their hand as casting headstones out of cement. The Woodlawn Cemetery is located 8/10s of a mile down Salmon Creek Road on a small corner of an outlying neighborhood, it sits nestled among spruce, fern and moss. The simple, wooden crosses scattered around the cemetery are surrounded by white, picket fences. The paint is peeling and the wood is rotting as nature tries to reclaim it all, according to the Department of Corrections. Gage: “Since 1999, prisoners from Spring Creek have worked on the restoration of the Woodlawn cemetery. That year, they replaced the wooden crosses, which are again succumbing to time and to the elements. This year, with the help of Superintendent Bill Lapinskas, the prisoners are making permanent grave markers.” Lapinskas: “After a few less than favorable results—and a lot of YouTube videos—we are creating some pretty nice pieces that should last a very long time. My hope is to create two or more replacements a month, as time and as resources allow.” Donations are coming in from individuals and, just recently, Seward Resurrection Bay Lions donated 18 bags of Quickcrete.
5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday August 27 2019
#3) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon. Free. Handicapped accessible.#4) REGISTRATION OPEN: Wilmington Senior Center Organizes Granite State Chocolate & Wine TourThe Wilmington Senior Center is organizing a Granite State Chocolate & Wine Tour on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 9am to 5:30pm. Enjoy a wonderful day combining great cuisine and a unique vineyard in New Hampshire. Visit Sanborn Fine Candies, tour New Hampshire’s largest vineyards while enjoying a wine tasting and travel to Warren’s Lobster House for a delicious full course luncheon. Tour costs $70 for Wilmington residents and $89 for non-residents. Registration begins at the Center’s Front Desk on August 27, 2019.#5) Meeting Of The Appointing Committee For The Wilmington Finance CommitteeThe Appointing Committee For The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 6pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, June 25, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, August 27, 2019:#1) First Day Of School (Early Release) For Grades 1-12— —#2) Creative Writing Skills Group At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library’s Creative Writing Skills Group is holding its monthly meeting at 7pm. Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.
Only China backed Pakistan at UNSC meeting on Kashmir report
United Nations/Islamabad: With only China “openly favouring” Pakistan at the UNSC, a leading Pakistani newspaper on Friday commented that the top organ of the world body’s current composition does not seem to favour Islamabad as the Council discusses India’s revocation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The UN Security Council held a rare meeting on Kashmir on Friday after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, sparking a fresh row with Pakistan. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The meeting took place behind closed doors with only the five permanent members and the 10 non-permanent members attending it. India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to accept the reality. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Pakistani newspaper Dawn, reporting from the UN headquarters, noted that the country’s UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi and her team have been tirelessly working since early this month to sensitise the UN members on how India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status threatens South Asia’s peace and stability. “But the council’s current composition does not seem to favour Pakistan,” it commented. Advertise With Us Friday’s consultative meeting was called by China, Pakistan’s all-weather ally, on Islamabad’s request to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “Only one of the five permanent members, China, openly favours Pakistan,” the Dawn report noted. The remaining four permanent members Britain, France, Russia and the US want India and Pakistan to address the Kashmir dispute in a bilateral set-up, it said. While India too favours this position, New Delhi refused to hold any talk on Kashmir, as it called the Kashmir issue an internal matter, the report said. The 10 non-permanent members who are elected for a two-year term by the UN General Assembly are Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and South Africa. While two of them Indonesia and Kuwait have sympathised with Pakistan in the past, it will be difficult to persuade others to back the Chinese request, the Dawn report said. Meanwhile, The News International newspaper noted that though the Pakistan government was going all out to muster global support, the responses and reactions received from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim nations individually are rather weak. The nearly 50-year-old OIC has issued few statements studded with diplomatic jargon sans any conviction seemingly, an article in the newspaper noted. The Indian trade and business prowess within the OIC member states is relatively too large to be ignored by its trading partners none of whom is currently paying any heed to Pakistan’s pleas, it said.
Elon Musk planning to nuke Mars but what compels him to do
Elon Musk, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc., speaks at an unveiling eventRobyn Beck-Pool/Getty ImagesSouth African billionaire Elon Musk, who heads SpaceX, had previously revealed that he is planning to set up a government on Mars based on direct democracy. And now, Musk has once again shocked everyone, as he has shared his plans to nuke Mars soon.Musk made these remarks on his latest tweet on Twitter, and the tweet has already gone viral on online space. Experts reveal that Musk’s plan to nuke Mars is to terraform the planet so that it will become suitable for future human colonisation.Nuke Mars!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019If Mars gets nuked, trapped carbon dioxide in various nooks of the planet will get released, thus creating a greenhouse effect on the Martian atmosphere. However, NASA believes that the idea of terraforming Mars using nuclear weapons will not work, as the planet does not have sufficient trapped carbon dioxide.”Our results suggest that there is not enough CO2 remaining on Mars to provide significant greenhouse warming were the gas to be put into the atmosphere; in addition, most of the CO2 gas is not accessible and could not be readily mobilized. As a result, terraforming Mars is not possible using present-day technology,” says Bruce Jakosky, a researcher at the University of Colorado, in a statement issued by NASA. This is not the first time that Elon Musk is sharing his mindblowing Martian plans for the future. A few months back, Elon Musk claimed that he wished to live on the Red Planet despite narrow chances of survival. While talking with Axios on HBO, Musk made it clear that there is a 70 percent chance that he will visit Mars and admitted that the chances of dying on Mars are quite higher when compared to the earth. To make his point clearer, Musk said that people used to climb Mount Everest despite regular deaths which happen in the area during mountaineering.Musk had also predicted that the first inhabitant on Mars will be most probably a robot powered by artificial intelligence.
New Taliban attack on Afghan base kills 15 soldiers
At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their base in Kandahar, officials said Friday, in the third major insurgent assault this week on the military in the southern province.The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday comes after hundreds of insurgents stormed other bases in the same area and Maiwand district earlier this week, bringing the death toll among Western-backed troops to around 60.The attacks highlight a growing insurgent offensive in Kandahar, a Taliban hotbed where security has relatively improved in recent years under the iron grip of police chief and regional strongman General Abdul Raziq.“The Taliban launched a coordinated assault on an army base last night (Thursday) in Shah Wali Kot,” defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri told AFP.“Fifteen Afghan army soldiers were martyred and five others wounded… but the base remains under the control of our forces.”A provincial official who spoke on the condition of anonymity gave a higher death toll of 20, adding that some soldiers were missing after the attack and the Taliban had seized four military humvees.At least 30 soldiers were killed in a similar attack in Shah Wali Kot late Monday and two days later, 13 others died in another insurgent raid in Kandahar’s Maiwand district, a provincial official told AFP.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks as their annual spring offensive intensifies and the insurgency expands more than 15 years after they were toppled from power in a US-led invasion.Raziq, arguably the most powerful security commander in southern Afghanistan, has lashed out at the central government in Kabul over the growing insecurity in Kandahar, accusing them of a plot to destabilise his province.“Some political figures within the National Unity Government are trying to destabilise Kandahar like (neighbouring) Helmand and Uruzgan provinces,” Raziq told a public gathering on Thursday.“Whenever there is an attack in Kandahar, the central government does not help.”His scathing remarks did not immediately provoke a response from Kabul.Stinging blow -The attacks mark another stinging blow for NATO-backed Afghan forces. They come just a month after the Taliban killed at least 135 soldiers in the northern province of Balkh in the deadliest insurgent attack on an Afghan military base since 2001.The battlefield losses have raised concerns about the capacity of Afghan forces, beset by unprecedented casualties and blamed for corruption, desertion and “ghost soldiers” who exist on the payroll but whose salaries are usurped by fraudulent commanders.During another deadly Taliban attack on security outposts in southern Zabul province on Sunday, local officials made desperate calls to Afghan television stations to seek attention because they were unable to contact senior authorities for help.The pleas for attention, a major embarrassment for the Western-backed government, highlighted the disarray in security ranks.As of February only about 60 percent of Afghanistan’s 407 districts were reported to be under government control, with the authorities in Kabul struggling to counter the ascendant Taliban, according to the US watchdog agency SIGAR.The Taliban launched their annual “spring offensive” in late April, heralding a surge in fighting as the US tries to craft a new Afghan strategy.US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month warned of “another tough year” for security forces in Afghanistan.The United States and several NATO allies are considering sending thousands more troops to break the stalemate against the resurgent militants.
Five shops gutted after fire at Siliguris Bidhan Market
Darjeeling: A fire in the Tulopatty area of Bidhan Market in Siliguri gutted 5 shops.The fire broke out at around 6 am on Sunday as shops were slowly opening up in the busiest and biggest market of Siliguri. The fire brigade was called in and within 15 minutes the engines arrived. Around 5 garment shops got gutted in this time span. About 3 engines worked relentlessly to fight the fire. At around 9 am the fire was under control. The shopkeepers and locals pitched in to lend a helping hand. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNearby shops were also vacated. Local area Councillors Manjushree Pal and Nantu Pal arrived at the spot to take stock of the situation. The disaster management team was also present. Owing to the winter season, the garment shops had stocked up woolens and winter clothes. Hence, they suffered major losses. “We had recently stored eyeing winter sales. All is lost,” lamented Lipton Saha whose shop was gutted. The amount of loss is pegged at around Rs 25 lakh, claimed the affected shopkeepers. The fire officials claim that the cause of the fire is short circuit. As the shops were made of wood the fire caught on easily. None of the shops had fire fighting equipment, stated fire officials. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDespite this being a regular phenomenon in this old market, there is no fire safety measures adopted. “None of the shops have fire fighting mechanism. The authorities have been informed. A major catastrophe was just waiting to occur. However, intervention of the fire brigade saved the day,” stated DB Thapa, station-in-charge, Fire Department. “We have requested the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority to construct concrete shops replacing the present shops. We have even asked the shops to at least keep fire extinguishers. We are looking into the matter,” stated Bapi Saha.
Understanding money lowers old age anxiety
People who have better understanding of finance are less likely to be worried about the later stages of their life, a new study has found.It seems financial literacy – the ability to understand how money works, enables people to accumulate more assets and income during their lifetime, and so increases confidence for the years ahead, researchers said.Additionally, financial literacy seemingly engenders a greater perception for risk and enables those who have it to face off later-life’s dilemmas with ease. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe findings, from Associate Professor Yoshihiko Kadoya of Hiroshima University and Mostafa Saidur Rahim Khan of Nagoya University in Japan, stem from a study which asked people questions assessing their calculation skills, understanding of pricing behaviour, and financial securities such as bonds and stocks.Respondents were also asked about their accumulated wealth, assets, and lifestyle – and to rate the level of anxiety they felt about life beyond 65. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe study suggests that men, and those with a higher level of education are more financially clued-in than women, and those with less education respectively.The overriding thrust is that the more financially literate earn and accumulate more during their lifetime – and thus worry less about growing old.It also appears that financial literacy helps shape people’s perception towards risk and uncertainty – making them more capable and confident in tackling whatever problems life throws at them. Financial literacy increases our awareness about financial products, builds a capacity to compare all available financial options, and changes our financial behaviour – all which bodes well for our perceptions of, and actual experiences during our seniority, said Kadoya. While financial literacy taken alone was seen to reduce anxiety – its affect was further heightened by other factors.Married respondents had even lower levels of anxiety about growing old than financially literate singletons.This could be down to married couples together planning more-effectively for the future due to familial responsibilities.Age also plays a significant role, with anxiety levels peaking around 40. The researchers suggest that people at this age have the most home and workplace responsibilities, but with less money and time to support them, increasing anxiety about the here and now – and the journey ahead.As people get older their anxiety levels drop off on gaining access to social security, government funded health care and pensions – all taking the sting out of the post-retirement blues.Having dependent children on the other hand increased anxiety levels – presumably due to respondent’s worry for their children’s wellbeing – as well as their own.It is increasingly perceived that a pension is insufficient for daily expenses without a backup pool of savings and assets – putting the financially literate at a distinct advantage, researchers said.