Joe Biden Honored At The 2017 National Committee On American Foreign Policy

first_imgThe National Committee on American Foreign Policy 2017 Dinner Gala was held on Monday, October 30th 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.2017 National Committee on American Foreign Policy honorees David M. Rubenstein and Joe BidenThe annual event was hosted by Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of “CBS This Morning,” Correspondent for “60 Minutes” & Anchor of “Charlie Rose.”The NCAFP honored:· Joseph R. Biden, Jr. – 47th Vice President of the United States. Recipient of the Morgenthau Award.· David M. Rubenstein – Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group. Recipient of the Global Business Leadership Award.VIP attendees included: Charlie Rose, Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning, Correspondent for 60 Minutes & Anchor of Charlie Rose, Host/Emcee of the Gala; Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States. 2017 Honoree; David M. Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group, 2017 Honoree; Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Honorary Co-Chairman of NCAFP Gala; Ambassador (ret.) Rosemary A. DiCarlo, President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy; Ronald S. Lauder, International philanthropist, investor, art collector, President of the World Jewish Congress; Antony Blinken, former Deputy Secretary of State; Donald S. Rice, Senior Vice President, NCAFP; Richard R. Howe, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, NCAFP; William Rhodes, former vice chair of Citibank; Andy Stone, Petra Capital Management; Daniel Rose, Chairman, Rose Associates; Dr. George D. Schwab, President Emeritus of the NCAFP; Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consulate-General of Japan; Ambassador Kim Gheewhan, Council General of the Republic of Korea; Donald Blinken, Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, NCAFP Trustee; Matthew Nimetz, NCAFP Trustee; Jeff Shafer, NCAFP Trustee; Ambassador Winston Lord, United States diplomat, and leader of non-governmental foreign policy organizations, and Mrs. Bette Bao Lord; Paul Young, International Head of Capital Markets, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities; Ambassador Frank Wisner, Businessman and former diplomat, and Mrs. Frank Wisner; Warren Hoge, New York Times Journalist; Olivia Hoge, Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker; Florence Fabricant, Food critic for The New York Times; Marjorie B. Tiven, Founder of Global Cities, Inc.; Ciaran Madden, Consul General of Ireland; Bernard Schwartz, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Loral Space & Communications for 34 years, Chairman and CEO of K&F Industries, Inc., and president and CEO of Globalstar Telecommunications; Lally Weymouth, American journalist, serves as senior associate editor of the Washington Post; Maurice Sonnenberg, Senior American intelligence and financial advisor; Jim Zelter, Managing Director of Apollo’s credit business, and CEO and director of Apollo Investment Corporation; Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Previously, director of the Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund, and President and CEO of World Learning; and Laurence Ackman, Chairman Emeritus and President of Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC; Stephen Dizard, Managing Partner of Wood Capital Partners LLC; Co-Chairman of Asia Exploration and Mining LLC; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Business news reporter for CNBC television, and currently holds the title of Chief International Correspondent; and Enzo Viscusi, Chairman of the Eni affiliate Eni Petroleum Company, Inc. and Director of Eni USA R&M Co. Inc.The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau and others. It is a nonprofit policy organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten U.S. interests. Toward that end, the NCAFP identifies, articulates, and helps advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism.For more information about The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, click here.last_img read more

Iron ore production on the decline but trade still rising UN report

Global production dropped by 6.2 per cent to 1.588 billion tons, according to the report published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in cooperation with the Sweden-based Raw Materials Group.But growing demand for iron ore in China, coupled with a fall in that country’s domestic production because of some mine closures, meant that international trade reached a record level of 955 million tons last year, a rise of 7.4 per cent.China is now by far the largest importer of iron ore, accounting for two thirds of global imports, and the world’s most populous nation is expected to exert an increasing influence on prices.Today’s report predicts that iron ore prices are likely to increase because the major producers are consolidating and the consumers are fragmented, leading to a sellers’ market. But the outlook for prices remains uncertain, the report noted.Australia is now the largest producer of iron ore in the world, with 394 million tons produced in 2009, followed by Brazil (300 million tons), India (257 million tons) and China (234 million tons). 30 July 2010Iron ore production fell last year for the first time in seven years but continuing demand for the raw material from the Chinese steel industry ensured that the volume of trade increased again, a United Nations report released today says. read more

Annan urges media leaders to use influence to spread information in fight

“If there is one thing that we have learned in the two decades of this epidemic, it is that in the world of AIDS, silence is death. As broadcasters, you can bring the disease out of the shadows and get people talking about it in an open and informed way,” the Secretary-General said at the launch in New York of the Global Media AIDS Initiative, an alliance between the UN system and the media born of a partnership between the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Kaiser Family Foundation.”You can create an enabling environment, where individuals are free to explore ways of keeping themselves safe and changing their behaviour as necessary,” he told participants.Noting that recent surveys from more than 40 countries show that more than half of all adolescents and young adults have serious misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and about how the virus is transmitted, Mr. Annan said, “We must and we can change this situation.”He said broadcasters could designate the fight against HIV/AIDS as a corporate priority. They could dedicate airtime to public service messages and provide prominent news coverage to the epidemic. They could also air special educational or awareness-raising programming.”More widely, you can join together to form partnerships that draw on shared reach and resources, as some of you have already done,” he said. “You can reach out to other organizations, such as Government departments, NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and civil society groups. You can offer resources and access to airtime, while your partners can provide expertise.”The Secretary-General said the UN family and the media could build an alliance with an ambitious agenda, one that would inform, educate and entertain people “as a means to giving them the knowledge and incentive they need to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS.””I believe this is a unique opportunity none of us would want to miss – and its greatest impact will be where it is most needed, among young people,” he said. “If we can get young people to take the lead in the movement for change, the pandemic can be turned around.” Video of HIV/AIDS event [1hr 41min] read more

Ramirent supplies rental solution for Garpenberg expansion

first_imgRamirent Sweden has been selected as a total solution supplier of rental equipment in the expansion of Boliden’s operations at the Garpenberg mine near Hedemora, Sweden. The value of the agreement is about €7.9 million over the next three years. Boliden’s investment in the expansion of the Garpenberg mine totals about SEK3.9 billion. The project will increase the production of zinc ore from the current 1.4 to 2.5 Mt/y. Ramirent will supply heavy equipment, lifts as well as other rental equipment and accessories to all subcontractors operating at the site during the entire project. In addition, Ramirent will deliver office, changing room, washroom and canteen modules for project workforce.Ramirent will open an outlet at the Garpenberg site, where experienced personnel will provide flexible services, rental equipment and a range of spare parts. “We are very happy to be working with Boliden once again. As a total supplier in this significant mining project, we will be able to benefit from our experience gained in the Aitik mine expansion project two years ago,” said Peter Dahlsten, Senior Vice President, Ramirent Sweden. Ramirent is the second largest machinery rental company in Sweden, with annual net sales of €145 million in 2010 and 84 outlets throughout the country. The Garpenberg expansion will be carried out between 2011 and 2014, with production successively increased, starting in early 2014. Full production capacity will be reached by the end of 2015.last_img read more

Womens Junior WCh 2018 Denmark Hungary Russia and France win the Groups

← Previous Story THW Kiel and Christian Zeitz separate ways Next Story → Michal Szyba to Cesson Rennes The Women’s Junior World Championship 2018 in Hungary has coming to the knock-out stage. The winners of Preliminary Round Groups – Hungary, Russia, Denmark and France, have found out the rivals for the placement among Best 8 teams in generation 1998.All matches of TOP 16 phase will be played on Tuesday. Women’s Handball Junior World Championship 2018 PHOTO: https://www.facebook.com/handballhungary2018/

Gene discovery linked to why we stop feeling the clothes we wear

first_imgRead: First meningitis B vaccine now available privately in Ireland> FOR THE FIRST time two genes involved in many neurological diseases have been proven to act together to allow the development of a simple form of memory called habituation.The discovery made by scientists in Trinity College Dublin found that the two genes regulate specific aspects of protein production in nerve cells. The findings have implications for our understanding of memory formation in general, and will also aid ongoing research in related diseases.Regular activitiesHabituation occurs when we are repeatedly exposed to a stimulus and our response is lessened over time as a result due to the regularity of it.Two everyday examples include our ability to stop hearing ambient noise when concentrating on a particular task, and the fact that we stop feeling the clothes we are wearing once we are dressed.Working with fruit flies, the scientists explored the fundamentals of memory and learning and investigated the molecular function of the two genes, called Atx2 and FMRP.Fruit fliesThe scientists, led by Professor of Neurogenetics at Trinity, Mani Ramaswami found that fruit flies that normally learned to ignore a familiar, unpleasant smell, failed to do so if they had defects in either gene.The two genes are linked to Motor Neurone Disease, Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 2 and Autism Spectrum Disorder.Professor Ramaswami said:This work may provide a partial explanation not only for defects in memory consolidation that is associated with early-stage neurodegenerative disease, but also for defects in adaptive ability seen in autism spectrum disorders.To read the full published study, click here.Read: Scientists find first definitive proof MERS disease infects camels>last_img read more

Three men to appear in court as part of Drogheda feud investigation

first_img Saturday 11 May 2019, 5:57 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Google Maps Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,307 Views Share2 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4630307 No Comments center_img Drogheda courthouse. Image: Google Maps Drogheda courthouse. Short URL GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING AN ongoing feud in Drogheda have charged three men this afternoon.The men were arrested yesterday following the discovery of a burnt out car by gardaí, and will appear before a special sitting of Drogheda District Court today at 6pm.Three men were arrested for criminal damage: one man is being detained in Drogheda Garda Station, and the other two are being held at Dundalk Garda Station.The feud in Drogheda has been ongoing since last summer. There have been 74 feud incidents since June last year and in the last week there have been five petrol bomb attacks. A man was also shot last month as part of the ongoing violence.Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said last week that 25 new recruits from the training college in Templemore will be sent to Drogheda in June as part of a crackdown on the gang feud.These investigations were carried out as part of Operation Stratus.Gardaí have said that a number of incidents have been reported since Operations Stratus launched, including firearms offences, possession of drugs, petrol bomb incidents, criminal damage offences and general road traffic offences.- with reporting from Conor McCrave and Cormac Fitzgerald May 11th 2019, 5:57 PM Three men to appear in court as part of Drogheda feud investigation The men will appear before a special sitting of Drogheda District Court today at 6pm.last_img read more

Neville Progressive but not a successfull season for United

first_imgManchester United have more than certainly progressed from where they were last season, but it is still a failure since they did not win the Premier League, thinks Red Devils legend Gary Neville.They finished 19 points behind arch-rivals City in the second place as they lost 13 of the total 38 games they played in this campaign. However, this is four places better than the previous season and were able to qualify for the Champions League only because they won the Europa League.“In the league, which is where everybody wants to be measured, you have to say that second is progression from where Manchester United have been, but it’s not a successful season for Manchester United when you don’t win the league,” Neville said, according to Manchester Evening News.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“That’s the measure of the club and has been for 60, 70, 80 years, it has to be the league title you are measured by.”“To keep winning trophies would show they are still a club that are winning things and keeping that winning mentality. Manchester City have had the most outstanding of seasons and Jose Mourinho measures himself by title wins, not finishing second. Manchester United have had a good season in the league in finishing second but it has been inconsistent and they have dipped at times,” Neville went on to add.last_img read more

I can still be manager at 75 – Pellegrini

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes to still be in management when he is 75.The West Ham boss, 65, will be playing against 71-year-old Roy Hodgson when Crystal Palace visit the London Stadium on Saturday in a Premier League fixture.Pellegrini, Hodgson, 70-year-old Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri, 67, continue to fly the flag for the Premier League’s senior gaffers – and the former Manchester City boss wants to be at the helm for at least a decade more.“I have been working away from my country for 20 years, and another 10 in my country before that, and I hope I will carry on for many more years,” he told newsmen via Breaking NewsReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“Of course I hope to be working in my 70s – at 75-plus! If I am in good shape I will do it.”“In this profession the more experience you have the easier it is to analyse the game.”“If you ask me, I would prefer to be 10 years younger, but you can continue working in the same way if you keep yourself in good shape – and remain hungry to continue in work.”Pellegrini, had his first managerial job in his home country with Universidad de Chile in 1988,last_img read more

San Diego man donates 1mil to Paradise High School

first_img Posted: November 22, 2018 November 22, 2018 Updated: 10:36 PM KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- San Diego businessman Bob Wilson is donating $1 million to Paradise High School.The Camp Fire has destroyed the Northern California community of Paradise and with Wilson’s donation each student and employee of the high school will receive $1,000.Wilson says he kept tabs on the fire and was determined to help in any way he could.He will hand deliver each check in Chico next Tuesday. San Diego man donates $1mil to Paradise High School Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Trending, Wildfires FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

San Diego North Economic Development Councils 6th Annual Economic Summit

first_img Updated: 2:23 PM KUSI Newsroom San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego North Economic Development Council’s 6th Annual Economic Summit was held Wednesday, April 10th in San Marcos.Hundreds of business and civic leaders attended including three North County mayors and more than 20 city councilmembers from the North County.Erik Bruvold, CEO, San Diego North Economic Development Council joined Good Morning San Diego to recap the event.While the economy at all levels has enjoyed a sustained level of prosperity in recent years, there are a number of economists who have suggested over the past several months that the economy is slowing and the expansion could be coming to an end, according to Bruvold.Two economic experts provided their 2019-2020 outlook on the economy and what it means for San Diego’s North County. April 11, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Airspace dispute likely to drag on

first_imgPreviously: The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this year proposed new airspace restrictions over Pearson Field. The changes were supposed to take effect Oct. 1, before the agency announced at least a 30-day delay.What’s new: It appears negotiations will extend well beyond that 30-day window, with FAA officials saying the matter is still under review.What’s next: The city of Vancouver will continue to negotiate with the FAA over the proposed rule change, though a specific timeline remains unclear.The dispute over a controversial change to local airspace restrictions likely won’t be resolved before a previously announced time frame expires at the end of this month, city of Vancouver officials said Monday.City leaders have tangled with the Federal Aviation Administration since September, after learning of a proposed rule change that would force pilots from Pearson Field to yield their space to air traffic approaching Portland International Airport from the west. The change would create a “Pearson box” — one mile wide by six miles long — limiting access in and out of the historic airfield as larger aircraft make their way to PDX’s Runway 10L and 10R.The rule was originally set to take effect Oct. 1. But after local pilots, the two airports and others pushed back, the FAA announced a delay of at least 30 days.last_img read more

Dr Penny Simpson Consider key elements for effective gamification design

first_imgGamification is ‘the use of game design elements in non-game contexts’ (From game design elements to gamefulness: defining gamification, Deterding et al., 2011). By drawing upon game design elements, mechanics and techniques, organisations hope to engender, in work, the type of experience that we find motivating, engaging and fun when we play games. So, ultimately, it is about engaging and motivating people, which is why gamification is being used in diverse contexts such as learning and education, and marketing.A useful foundation for gamification design can be to consider the nine Ps:Purpose is the articulation of the organisational objective that you are trying to achieve. Personal motivation is about making the experience meaningful by tapping into the intrinsic motivation of the players.Performance is concerned with the judging of success, for example, behaviour change, and giving feedback.Progression is designing suitable levels of challenge for players of different abilities, and participation is about ensuring the game appeals to players, for example, by targeting different types of fun.Partnerships considers the ways players might work together, such as collaboration or competition, and player potential is what you aim to unlock.Player is about understanding the target audience and also making choices about their role in the game, for example, do they play as themselves.Finally, good gamification design is about getting right the politics in terms of the fit with the workplace and its culture.Brian Burke, an analyst at Gartner, opines that: “Gamification has tremendous potential, but right now most companies aren’t getting it right” (How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things, 2014). Yet, there is increasing evidence that gamification does work so what does it make it right? Regrettably, there are no easy answers but good gamification design will certainly contribute to the success of its use in the workplace.Dr Penny Simpson is principal lecturer at Brighton Business Schoollast_img read more

Report Jorge Mas says name has been chosen for Miami MLS team

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – David Beckham and the group vying for Major League Soccer in Miami have reportedly chosen a name for the future team.In an interview with the Miami Herald, majority owner Jorge Mas said a name has been selected for the team and will be unveiled near the end of July.-Related: Miami commissioners reschedule vote on Beckham group’s soccer stadiumHowever, in the same interview, Mas said the team must start construction on a new stadium no later than October 2019.On Thursday, City of Miami commissioners will vote on whether to let the public decide on the construction, which would turn the Melreese Golf Course into the new soccer stadium.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Another Year of Postponing Facility Maintenance for Military Services

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Facility sustainment accounts would fall short of requirements in all four military branches, forcing the services to accept continued risk in maintaining their installations, under the fiscal 2017 budget request released Tuesday by the Defense Department.The Army’s facilities budget, for example, would drop $294 million from the current year, marking the latest in a series of cuts over the past several years. In FY 2014 the Army’s total facilities budget was $2.6 billion; by FY 2016, it had fallen to $1.6 billion, reported Defense News.“Unfortunately, we could only afford to fund about 67 percent of our facilities sustainment requirements,” Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander, the Army’s budget director, told reporters during the service’s budget briefing.“This is a consistent funding level across the entire Department of Defense, and an area of risk for the Army as it will exacerbate the amount of backlog maintenance that already exists on our installation facilities,” he said.The Army’s request supports base operation support requirements at its 74 major installations more fully, however, funding those items at 95 percent, according to Horlander.The moves were made to preserve the Army’s size and readiness. “While the Army accepts short-term risk in modernizing and sustaining its installations, these strategic tradeoffs have long-term consequences that eventually degrade future readiness and capabilities,” according to an overview of the department’s budget request.Similarly, the budget requests for the Air Force, Navy and Marines maintain facilities sustainment at minimal levels.“The Navy continues to take calculated risk in funding installations but is mitigating this risk by focusing investment on capabilities that directly support the operational forces, implementing a force laydown that supports the defense strategy, and arresting degradation of facilities by focusing on the ‘envelopes’ (roof, walls, support structures) of our buildings,” according to the overview.The Marine Corps’ request would fund facility sustainment at 70 percent of the department’s model, requiring deferment of new construction and restoration projects.last_img read more

Annual statewide holiday greetings show

first_imgOn this year’s statewide holiday greetings show we had a total of 69 calls from 31 communities.It’s a unique moment in broadcasting, and it only happens once a year in Alaska. If you ever doubted that Alaska is the world’s biggest small town, you’ll hear proof on the annual two-hour holiday edition of Talk of Alaska.Listen nowHOST: Steve HeimelGUESTS:Statewide callersParticipate:Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 if you’re outside Anchorage during the live broadcastLIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.TALK OF ALASKA ARCHIVElast_img read more

Strong turnout in early voting across Alaska

first_imgAn early voting location at the Division of Elections’s Region II office in midtown Anchorage (Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Across the country, the number of people voting early in the general election is up. It’s not clear from the numbers yet whether Alaskans are keeping pace with that trend. But people on the ground say it’s the busiest election they’ve seen.Listen Now Around lunch-time, Martha Upicksoun came the Division of Elections’s regional office in midtown Anchorage to vote. But then, she turned around and walked back toward the parking-lot.“The line is to the door,” Upicksoun said. Sure enough, the line snaked down a hallway and into the vestibule, with people crowding inside to get away from the cold.Upicksoun calls herself a “super-voter,” someone who dutifully turns out for every election. But this is the first time in forty years of casting ballots she’s trying to do it before election day.“I’ve been hearing about early voters, I’ve been following the predictions,” she said. “I just thought ‘well, I think I’m going to give it a try.’”Upicksoun isn’t annoyed by the long line, but has other errands to run and thinks the polling site will be less busy later on. If not, she says she’ll try one of the other locations around the municipality.Another early voter, Michele Pamer, was in an upbeat mood even though she waited 40 minutes to cast her ballot. But she had to vote today, she explained, because she’s “out of time.”“I have too many obligations next Tuesday — taking seniors to vote!” Pamer said.Pamer votes in every election, which is also the case for Richard Miller, who said his 15 minute wait was completely painless.“Normally I vote on election day, but I knew I was going be out of town,” Miller said. “so I came down to do it.”He’s voted at this site in the past, he said and added, “This is the biggest crowd I’ve ever seen here.”That seems to be the consensus around Anchorage, and around the state. As of Thursday, 45,794 Alaskans had voted, according to figures from the Division of Elections. That’s only about half the number of early votes cast in the last presidential election in 2012 — 99,684 total. But there are a few days left, including a weekend, and ballots are still pouring in by mail.Local and state officials say that from their perspective, the early returns are “strong.”“It’s an exciting election,” said Julie Husmann, supervisor for the state’s elections operations in Anchorage.Hussman said her staff is processing more than 2,000 ballots a day at sites across the municipality. She doesn’t have the hard numbers, but it looks busier than past elections in Alaska she’s overseen.Despite the uptick, she isn’t hearing about any problems from voters.“People have not complained,” she said by phone. “The people have been great.”Voters are generally waiting 15 to 20 minutes in Anchorage, according to Hussman.Early voting hours and locations can be found here.last_img read more

SC to Hear Bar Owners Plea Against Keralas Ban on Liquor Sale

first_imgIn a reprieve to bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court Wednesday told the State Government not to enforce its order prohibiting functioning of non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday when the court will take up for hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban order.The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Anil R Dave asked the State Government to keep its hands off as it would hear the matter on Thursday when it was mentioned by a battery of senior lawyers representing different petitioners.The Kerala government has passed an order banning the sale of liquor at bars and hotels below the five-star category and the ban order comes into force on 11 September.last_img

Two minors drown in Magura

first_img.Two children drowned in a pond at Khardofulbari and Nikhorhata villages in Mohammadpur upazila in Magura on Friday evening, reports UNB.The deceased are Jannati Khatun, 2, daughter of Jamir Hossain of Khardofulbari village and Abuja, 5, son of Dhalu Molla of Nikhorhata village in the upazila.Jannati crawled to the pond and drowned on Friday evening at Khrdafulbari village while Abujar drowned in a pond in Nikhorhata village while playing nearby, said Mohammadpur Police officer-in-charge Taroknath Biswas.Two separate cases were filed in this regard, the OC added.last_img

BattleTested Houstonians Help Hurricane Victims in The Carolinas

first_img X 00:00 /00:41 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Houstonians can certainly sympathize with the Carolinas, which are ravaged by Hurricane Florence. They went through it just a year ago.Some are tapping into their experience to help out where there’s need now.That includes Matthew Marchetti. When Harvey hit, the web developer teamed up with business partner Nate Larson to create an app – CrowdSource Rescue – that connects helpers with those in need of help.Since then, he has activated it for several other disasters, including in Mexico and the Philippines.Marchetti said the app has to be adjusted according to the disaster.“With Hurricane Florence, we knew it was going to be flooding,” he explained. “We knew it was going to be some water rescues, as well as some large animals evacs, and we asked people, basically, like, what are your resources around that.”Marchetti said during times like this, he works 16 or 17 hours a day.At last count, he said, the app has facilitated more than 1,700 water rescues and wellness checks during Florence.Another Houstonian who became involved in disaster assistance during Hurricane Harvey is Adam Brackman.When Harvey hit, the operating partner at Axelrad Beer Garden started a supply drive for flood victims. He said they collected many truckloads of canned food, baby products, building materials and other supplies.They’re now doing the same for victims of Hurricane Florence.“As far as supplies go, we’ve definitely learned that a lot of bleach is helpful,” Brackman said, “because a lot of that gets used when you’re trying to kill the mold that went through.”So far people have donated about two pickup trucks worth of supplies, Brackman said. He hopes to fill up at least a box truck.Donations can be dropped off at the Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown, 1517 Alabama St., during operating hours. AxelradAxelrad Beer Garden is accepting supply donations for victims of Hurricane Florence. 00:00 /00:44 Listen Listen Sharelast_img read more