Students from Peace Region bring home medals from Canada Wide Science Fair

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Five students and two delegates travelled from the Peace Region to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick.After successfully competing and winning their spots at the Regional Science Fair held in April, the group was amongst 409 other projects that were submitted to the Canada Wide Science Fair.Out of those 409 projects, three students from the North Peace were able to win medals for their science projects. Hollis Mattson, Grade 7 student at Devereaux Elementary, won a silver medal for her Underwater Soundscape project.Kyra Taylor, Grade 12 Student at North Peace Secondary School, received a bronze medal for her project ‘Keeping the Balance: The Correlation Between Diet and pH in the Equine Hindgut’.Emilia Dyksterhuis, Grade 7 Student, won a bronze medal for her project on ‘Spare Our Air: The Use of Algae Scrubbers in the Oil and Gas Industry’.Students received an all-expense trip thanks to the sponsorship of Shell, Encana, School District 60 Science Fair Foundation B.C., and Arc Resources.last_img read more

Public officers undergo training in best practice to deal with Venezuelan

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer foreign minister urges Govt to ‘do more’ for Venezuelan migrantsFebruary 5, 2019In “latest news”Abused Venezuelan migrants to get Govt supportJune 14, 2019In “Health”Donations to Venezuelan migrants must be done through CDC, says GovtJanuary 14, 2019In “latest news” In response to the influx of Venezuelan migrants into Guyana, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in collaboration with the Department of Citizenship and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Thursday, conducted a workshop aimed at training service providers on international best practice in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and/or exploitation of any kind, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) said.The workshop was held in the conference room of the CDC’s Thomas Lands office.Having regard to the fact that the issue of migration from Venezuela is a new and emerging challenge for Guyana, the Multi-Sectoral Committee, which was established by the Government to coordinate the national response and assistance, saw the need for capacity building within the said Committee to better equip representatives and agencies to respond effectively to this and other such occurrences in the future.According to MotP, the workshop saw the participation of representatives from the Ministry of the Presidency, Guyana Defence Force, Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guyana Police Force, Ministry of Communities, the Immigration Department, the Pan-American Health Organisation, Ministry of Public Health, United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).The sessions, which were facilitated by IOM’s Regional Coordination Officer, Mr. Robert Natiello and Programme Officer, Ms. Argentina Santacruz, dealt with issues such as human trafficking and migrant smuggling, migrants’ vulnerabilities, and direct assistance and referral systems for migrants, MotP said. read more

Homemade NERF Gun helps you get the drop on your coworkers

first_imgThe problem with using store-purchased NERF guns to use in covert office or home warfare is that they are usually bulky and brightly colored as heck with yellow and orange color schemes. This often makes it hard to get a bead on someone from across the room without them noticing you first. Good thing for NERF assassins, there is another option if you are rather handy at creating things: make a foam dart gun of your very own.Seizing the chance to create a homemade foam dart gun that out performs what you can buy at retail, Simon from New Zealand went to work and fashioned a pretty sleek and rather impressive NERF-like weapon. Made from an aluminum tube, PVC, wood, plastic, and a few other parts, Simon’s NERF pistol completely out performs its retail plastic counterpart, a NERF Maverick. Just watch Bender meet his demise at the hands of Simon and using his DIY foam dart gun.Read more at found Asciimation, via DVICElast_img read more

Aegean Air adds 10 more countries to its routes

first_imgAegean Airlines announced it is adding 16 new destinations in 10 new countries to its network next summer, reaching a total of 134 destinations, 34 domestic and 100 abroad in 42 countries.The airline’s network will as of next year add Helsinki in Finland, Toulouse, Deauville and Metz in France, Naples and Pisa in Italy, Malta, Kuwait, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Paphos in Cyprus, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Tallinn in Estonia, Oslo in Norway, Tehran in Iran, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Yerevan in Armenia.Aegean will also increase its flights from major markets for Greek tourism such as Britain, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy, and to popular island destinations such as Naxos, Milos and Paros.The 2015 schedule of Greece’s main carrier will offer 15 million seats, up 2 million from 2014, as its summer schedule has evolved into a stronger one than initially planned, with more new destinations, given that the growth prospects of the company appear particularly positive.Up to next summer the airline is expected to hire 250 people, while it has hired 247 people since the absorption of Olympic Air last year.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Kostas Manolas I want to win something at Roma

first_imgAS Roma defender Kostas Manolas insists that he can’t leave the club trophyless and is looking forward to the prospect of pitting himself against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie AThe Greece international joined the Giallorossi in 2014 from Olympiacos and has since seen Roma finish as runners-up twice in his four-year spell.Last year, Manolas had been linked with a move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg but he chose to continue at the Italian capital for a fourth season.And now he has no plans on quitting Roma now.“I will make it a fifth,” Manolas told ESPN.“The future is the fifth year in Rome. If I was not comfortable, I would not be here because I like Roma. I like my life in Rome. My family is good. I will stay.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I want to win something. I like to win. I try to win a title. It’s not easy, but I will try hard.”The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo has got Manolas all excited.“Of course. When one of the best players comes to Serie A, it’s a very good thing.“For us, Ronaldo can be only an extra motivation because when you play against these players, you have to give your best.“I’d like to see more come. I’d like to even see it in our team with a player like this. I’d appreciate it.”last_img read more

CES 2019 day 3 Watch it live here

first_img $899 Post a comment 45 Photos Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 85 Photos See it Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Behind the scenes with CNET at CES 2019 See also CNET may get a commission from retail offers. CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Google’s everywhere at CES 2019: You could go anywhere in Las Vegas without seeing Google See All Preview • The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the MacBook Air Now playing: Watch this: CNET’s CES 2019 live schedule: Thursday, Jan. 10Here’s what you can expect on today’s broadcast, though note that the schedule below is subject to change. All times are in PT. 9:00 a.m.: The 3:59 Show9:30 a.m.: Hottest Posts of CES  10:00 a.m.: Best Laptops of CES 2019 10:30 a.m.: Alphabet City with Iyaz Akhtar11:00 a.m.: Focus on Phones: Foldable phones and 5G 11:30 a.m.: Top Smart Home Tech of CES 201912:00 p.m.: TBA1:00 p.m.: The Top 10 products of CES 2019 1:30 p.m.: Best TVs of CES 2019 2:00 p.m.: Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott 2:30 p.m.: Tech for Good: Boyz II Men: Shawn and Sharonda Stockman 3:00 p.m.: Nope, Sorry with Jeff Bakalar3:30 p.m.: Top Trends of CES 2019 4:00 p.m.: Cracking Open: MacBook Air 2018 4:30 p.m.: Cracking Open: Google Home Hub and Amazon Echo Show 2 Missed something? Note that you can rewind the stream and replay segments from throughout the day. We’ll be breaking out highlights as separate videos, too. Review • Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018) 58:57 $1,099 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 We may have lost the company payroll on the casino floor but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have a day of great events coming live from the CNET stage. You’ll find us outside of the Tech West area at the Sands Expo Center. Can’t join us here in Las Vegas? No problem: We’re bringing our final day of live programming to you right here. (Today’s livestream is embedded above.)Be sure to catch up on the highlights from the show floor while you’re here and head over to our dedicated CES homepage to find out about everything that happened here in Sin City. Who says “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” anyway?Sunday CES highlights: CES 2019 is here: A cleaner litter box, the Bread Bot and more early highlightsMonday CES highlights: LG’s rollable TV wows and a car walks as CES 2019 prepares to openTuesday CES highlights: CES 2019 opens to a flying car, a boxing robot and a Google Assistant rideThursday’s big non-CES news: Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed: Feb. 20 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco Share your voice Apple MacBook Air CES 2019 CES 2019 Live Gadgets reading • CES 2019 day 3: Watch it live here Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 0 See It See It The toughest iPhone XR case at CES 2019 Walmart News • Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro $1,199 • Apple Apple Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage Amazon Google Applelast_img read more

Murkowski keeps faith in Kavanaugh hearing

first_imgReporters follow Sen. Murkowski everywhere, including the train that runs under the Capitol. Photo: Liz RuskinThe allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may have sexually assaulted a girl in high school has created fresh uncertainty over whether the Senate will confirm him, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski is in the middle of it.Listen nowA scrum of reporters now forms around Murkowski whenever she appears in a Senate Hallway. On Tuesday, the swarm followed her onto the underground train that runs from the Capitol to the Senate office buildings. Reporters were pressing her to say what she thought of the plan to hold a hearing with only two witnesses: the nominee and the California professor accusing him, Christine Blasey Ford.“The Democrats are saying it would be a sham hearing unless there’s an investigation and unless other witnesses are allowed to testify,” a Bloomberg reporter said.“Oh, my goodness, my soul!” Murkowski lamented. “My goodness, my soul! Do you believe that?”Murkowski defended the committee process and urged reporters not to discredit the hearing in advance. She recoiled at the suggestion of a “sham,” not necessarily at the idea of additional witnesses. At the time, she was under the impression investigators would interview Blasey Ford and that they would be part of the hearing, too.Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has said committee staff are investigating. It’s not the FBI investigation Blasey Ford is calling for.Away from the crowd, Murkowski said what she wants is a fair hearing that respects both the accuser and the accused.“The public needs to have the confidence that this allegation is being taken seriously,” she said.Exactly what the procedure should be, Murkowski said she doesn’t know. She’s not on the Judiciary Committee, the panel holding the hearing.The new uncertainty lessens the likelihood that any Senate Democrats will vote for Kavanaugh, so his fate appears once again to rest on the two Republican swing votes: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Murkowski. Every word they say on the subject, and their demeanor while saying it, is reported and analyzed.For Murkowski, the accusation is one factor. Before it became public, several Alaska Native groups were already urging her to vote no, largely because of his take on Indian law.Murkowski said she spoke to Kavanaugh about AFN’s concerns. She said she went point-by-point through their letter with him, and she said she’s satisfied with his answers.She said she’s convinced he accepts the legal status of Alaska Natives.The concern arises out of an email and an essay he wrote years ago suggesting federal programs aimed at Native Hawaiians may be unconstitutional.Since her earliest days in the Senate, Murkowski has been a proponent of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians.“But that is not something that Congress has ever passed into law, so you have a distinction there,” she said.Murkowski said Alaska Natives feel a bond with their Hawaiian counterparts, but Alaska tribes have federal recognition so that puts them in a different legal category. She said she’s convinced Kavanaugh gets that.So as of now, Murkowski is reserving judgment on the 36-year-old assault accusation and Kavanaugh’s views on the legal status of Alaska Natives do not seem to weigh heavily as she contemplates her big decision: to confirm, or not to confirm.last_img read more

Himachal Pradesh promoting natural farming Jai Ram Thakur

first_imgShimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the state was committed to promoting natural farming. He was interacting with Padma Shri recipient Subhash Palekar, who called on him here. The Chief Minister said the state was providing a subsidy of 50 per cent with a maximum limit of Rs 25,000 for purchase of cows of the indigenous breed to those farmers who were engaged in natural farming. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us This will not only increase the cattle wealth but also help in promote natural farming, he said. Thakur said the government was endeavouring to double the income of farmers by 2022 and ‘Prakritik Kheti’ and ‘Khushhal Kisan Yojna’ would go a long way in this direction. He said a workshop would be organised for the legislators to sensitize them about the benefits of adopting natural farming so that they could motivate farmers of their respective areas. Palekar advocated natural farming, saying it would not only help in doubling farmers’ income but would also go a long way in checking diseases due to excessive use of chemical fertilizers.last_img read more

Boy victims of sex crimes dont get talked about in India

first_imgThe father of a boy, who according to the father committed suicide after he was sexually assaulted last year, walks in an alley outside his house in Mumbai, India, 26 April, 2018. Photo: ReutersHe was lured into a room near where he played cricket, a man then shut the door and window, and raped him. That’s what a 14-year-old Mumbai boy told his mother from his hospital bed last July.The boy died soon after, killed by the rat poison he consumed after the assault, according to details described to Reuters by his parents and police.Inspector Balwant Deshmukh, the investigating officer, said police have all but given up hope of finding out who raped the boy. “We will revive the case if we get new clues, but as of now it’s in cold storage,” he told Reuters.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last month introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 and increased the minimum punishment for those whose victims were under 16, after the rapes of an eight-year-old girl and a young woman in two states ruled by his party led to public protests.But the emergency order, known as an ordinance, did not mention boys, although a government survey has showed that male minors were more likely to be victims than female minors.The ordinance lapses in six months and the government has to introduce legislation to convert it into law. At that time, the government plans to broaden the statute to make it gender-neutral, said a senior government official who declined to be named.”Whatever applies to girls will apply to boys,” the official said.The government’s chief spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.In the meantime, the minimum punishment for raping a boy is 10 years in jail, compared with 20 years for assaults on girls under 16.”Why this discrimination?” asked the father of the boy who was raped, sitting in his tiny first floor home in a teeming settlement near Mumbai’s international airport, largely populated by migrant worker families from India’s poor northern states.Between sobs, the mother recounted her horror at her son’s condition in the hospital during his dying days.”Please get us justice,” she said as the interview came to an end.The boy’s medical reports, which were reviewed by Reuters, said their son had been “sodomised”. Rape victims and their families cannot be identified under Indian law.HOSTILITY, RIDICULEInsia Dariwala, who runs a foundation that raises awareness about child sexual abuse, said police generally lack the sensitivity to deal with cases of assaults on boys.”I have interacted with adult male survivors and social workers who have cited police hostility, ridicule and even lack of trust when it comes to believing that a boy was sexually abused,” she said. “The most common perception dished out to male survivors is that they may have enjoyed it.”The Mumbai police investigating the boy’s rape, however, said officers are regularly trained on how to handle sexual abuse of children of both genders. The federal government is also running workshops for police that cover all children, said Stuti Kacker, head of the government’s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which advises on child-related policies.Some activists working for the safety of children say outrage over the gruesome gang rape and subsequent death of a young woman in New Delhi in 2012 succeeded in raising awareness about sexual violence against women in India, but far less attention is paid when the victims are male.A 2007 survey by the ministry of women and child development, which sampled 12,447 children in families, schools, at work and living on the street, found that more than half had faced sexual abuse, and 53 per cent of victims were boys. For the capital Delhi, the figure was 60 per cent.The government has not done any similar survey after that, although some activists and police say many cases of sexual abuse of boys go unreported because of the stigma attached to homosexuality.The ministry of women and child development told parliament in March that only 467 male child abuse cases were lodged with police out of more than 36,321 such reported incidents in 2016.The government, nevertheless, last month ordered a study to be undertaken focusing on sexual assaults on boys.”Boys who are sexually abused as children spend a lifetime of silence because of the stigma and shame attached to male survivors speaking out,” Maneka Gandhi, the minister for women and child development, said in a statement.”It is a serious problem and needs to be addressed.”‘BOYS NOT SEEN AS VICTIMS’In India’s patriarchal society, girls typically have a more restricted upbringing than boys and spend less time outdoors, making it easier for predators to target boys, according to social workers and others who counsel victims of sexual abuse.A 22-year-old man in the western city of Pune, who said he was repeatedly raped by a man for two years starting when he was five, reported his ordeal to his parents only a year ago fearing he would be judged.”I kept going back to the park where I would get raped by this man,” said the young man, who was counselled by the child abuse awareness foundation’s Dariwala and agreed to be interviewed by Reuters. “I was scared of him but did not want to stay at home and come across as lazy in front of my parents. I did not want to anger my mom.”Reuters could not verify the details given by the man.Some researchers say parents often shy away from reporting abuse of boys, in the hope that victims would eventually overcome the psychological trauma.The Pune man said his parents asked him to “move on and not let this incident define you”. He declined to immediately share their contact details, saying it was a delicate matter for them.An article published last year in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry highlighted those attitudes.An unidentified father who was resistant to psychological care for his nine-year-old son after he had been raped, was quoted by the journal as saying: “He neither lost a hymen nor will get pregnant. He should behave like a man, not a sissy.”Vyjayanthi KS Subramaniyan, a senior psychiatrist in a Bengaluru hospital who co-authored the report, said she was in touch with at least eight adult men who were sexually assaulted as boys but never reported their ordeal to police.”Boys don’t fit into the image of a victim. In a patriarchal society they are expected to take it in their stride,” she told Reuters. “They think that as he grows up, he is going to become invulnerable, without any need to work on his psyche. That’s ridiculous.”The officer in charge of the police station where the rape and suicide of the boy in Mumbai was registered said that current data under-estimates the scale of the problem as boys’ parents are reluctant to come forward.”We don’t discriminate on the basis of gender, but people come to us only in extreme cases,” Senior Inspector Anil Pophale told Reuters. “This incident would not have been reported if the boy had not committed suicide.”The father of the dead boy agrees that he would never have gone to police had his son not decided to kill himself and says he now realises his mistake.”It needs to change,” he said, referring to the reluctance of parents to report abuse of male children. “This (tragedy) should not happen to anyone else.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Belair-Edison community hosted it’s “1st Chess Match” in Herring Run Park on Thursday August 20. It was a family friendly event and boards were provided along with snowballs, snacks and other games to entertain.On Saturday August 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in partnership with the FINE (Financially Independent and Empowered) Women Academy the neighborhood will be sponsoring the organization’s 2015 Annual Convention at the Student Center at Morgan State University. Guest speakers will include Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney and Diane Bell McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities. There will be workshops, panels, vendors, door prizes and giveaways. This is a free event but pre-registration is required, to register visit www.belair-edison. org/finewomen. For more information on this event email or call 410.685.7664.last_img read more

Venture Into The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild With These

first_img These Games Seem Suspiciously Similar to ‘Breath of the Wild’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild Stay on target In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’re going to die. You’re going to die a lot. The game’s remarkable sense of freedom lets you try any plan in any situation even if you’re terribly ignorant of and unequipped for the challenge. And that’s great! Learning as you go along is part of what makes the game such a joy to explore. However, if you want to make the ride a little smoother, here are some tips.Explore Everywhere, Try AnythingAny place you can see you can get too. Anything you think you can do you probably can. The best piece of advice for playing Breath of the Wild is just to keep exploring and trying new things to see what happens. You’ll constantly be surprised and rewarded.Use Your RunesInstead of traditional Zelda items like Hookshots and boomerangs, your biggest tools in Breath of the Wild are unlimited magic runes for controlling magnetism, time, ice, and bombs. If you ever get stuck, using the right rune in the right way is usually a good idea.Don’t Overthink Your RecipesYou can cook food you find into meals with special properties, and modifying the ingredients modifies the recipe. But don’t overthink it. Keep your meals simple with one goal in mind like gaining heat resistance with spicy peppers or increased stealth with blue nightshade.Prioritize Your WeaponsUse your sword or shield or bow too much and it will break. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find new weapons. But some weapons are better than others. So use your weak weapons on weak enemies and save the big guns for the bosses.Run!If you find yourself in serious danger, just run away! You’ll be surprised how often it works, and you if mix desperate sprints with stealthy hiding (you can see how much noise you make) enemies might leave you alone.Use the MapNo, this isn’t a CD-i joke. Navigating Breath of the Wild’s massive world requires good cartography skills. A smart habit to form is to zoom in on interesting structures and put a pin on them so you can use the map to find them later.Mind Your StaminaYou can climb pretty much every surface in this game, but at a price. Link has a limited amount of stamina for strenuous activity. Get too tired while running, and you’ll have to catch your breath (of the wild). Losing stamina can also cause drowning and falling from great heights. Fortunately, stamina can be upgraded.Don’t Ignore Motion ControlsUsing dual-analog sticks works just fine, but I found that using motion control to subtly adjust actions like aiming arrows or manipulating objects was actually incredibly useful.Remember, the Shrines are FairShrines are mini-dungeons usually centered around a single mechanic like moving orbs or freezing water. They are clever, but the solutions are always fair. If you get stuck, don’t try to overthink or cheat the shrine somehow. Just take in your surroundings, and try to remember the shrine’s name as that is usually a big clue.Love Your HorseIf you sneak up on a horse and mount it, you can claim it as your own at a stable. And if you keep using your horse, rewarding it with rubs as it follows your commands, its stats will increase along with your bond. Just don’t let it die.Don’t Eat the CartridgeIf you eat the cartridge, you won’t be able to play the game. Plus they taste really, really bad.This is just the beginning of what there is to learn about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The good news is, the game shows you even more tips while it loads after you die, and like we said, you’re going to die a lot.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchPro Controllerlast_img read more

Six killed in head on crash between trailer and truck

first_imgSan Luis Potosí, Mexico — Six people died and another injured after a head-on collision between a tractor trailer and a pickup truck. Personnel from the fire department used the jaws of life to remove the deceased from the truck as well as put out the burning tractor trailer unit that was carrying a load of metal structures. The deceased have been identified as Gloria, 65, Julieta, 41, María Fernanda, 21 and Julia Keila and Carito, both 13. All were from the municipality of Villa de Arriaga. The accident occurred along the Pila-Villa de Arriaga highway outside San Luis Potosi around 11:20 a.m. when the driver of the trailer lost control of his unit, partially leaving the highway. In a bid to regain control, the driver pulled his unit back onto the highway, which is when he met the pickup truck carrying a family of six. The impact was substantial, completely collapsing the front of the truck. The cabin of the trailer quickly caught fire. Five of the six passengers inside the truck, including two minor children, were killed. center_img Passing motorists called for emergency personnel. Members of Civil Protection and the fire department arrived on scene along with ambulances, however, there was nothing they could do for the victims. The driver of the tractor trailer, 68-year-old Fransisco N, was also killed. The only survivor was 15-year-old Luis Armando, who was part of the family traveling in the pick up truck. He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Srebrenica Muslims accuse Serb authorities of harassment

first_img Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img Comments   Share   SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The mayor of Srebrenica has accused Serb authorities of using the pretext of investigating Islamic extremists to harass Muslims who returned to the town following the country’s 1992-95 war.Camil Durakovic, himself a Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim), said Thursday that Serb police stormed returnees’ homes and arrested people without explanation. He called it a “form of repression.” Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “Terrorism is a serious global problem and we must all fight against it, but you cannot use it as an excuse to send masked, armed men to search houses of Bosniaks and arrest people without any evidence,” Durakovic said.Bosnian Serb police on Wednesday raided a few dozen locations and detained 30 people, including two in Srebrenica, on suspicion of links with Islamic extremists.The operation comes after a Muslim gunman killed one policeman and wounded two others as he stormed into a police station in northeast Bosnia yelling “Allahu akbar” last week. Investigators believe the 24-year-old gunman was linked to Islamic extremists.Serbs killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995.After the war, Bosnia was split into two semiautonomous parts, the Serb-run Republika Srpska and a federation shared by Bosniaks and Croats. Each has its own president, government and police, but are linked by weak state-level institutions. Srebrenica remains in the Serb-run half.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

Industry Reacts to HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination

first_img Donald Trump HUD Secretary Trump 2017-04-28 Seth Welborn Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News President Donald Trump nominated Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Friday, and with praises like “consummate professional,” “expert,” and “ideal candidate” being thrown around, it’s obvious the industry has come out in large support. Widely considered the real position of power at HUD, Patenaude’s confirmation as Deputy Secretary would see her serve alongside Dr. Ben Carson, who was confirmed as HUD Secretary in March. Patenaude is the President and Founding Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America’s Families and has a long history in the housing industry. She previously served as Executive Vice President of the Urban Land Institute, Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, the HUD Assistant Secretary for Community, Planning, and Development, Vice President of Manor Homes Builders, and as an advisor to two presidents: George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. She also worked with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority on implementing a Section 8 rental assistance program. According to Carson, it’s this wide-ranging and long resume that will serve her well in her new post.“Pam’s extensive knowledge of housing issues and dedicated service to this Department under two previous administrations makes her an exceptional choice for the position of Deputy Secretary,” Carson said. “She will bring a wealth of experience and steady leadership to HUD in her new role as the Department’s chief operating officer. I look forward to working with her to achieve more efficient and effective housing policies that create jobs, strengthen communities, and ensure safe, affordable housing for all Americans.”William E. Brown, President of the National Association of Realtors, joined Carson in applauding Patenaude’s nomination.“Pam is an ideal candidate for the position,” Brown said. “She understands the issues that impact the industry and our Realtor members, and we look forward to continuing our work together with HUD and Pam upon her confirmation to ensure that owning a home remains accessible and affordable so that more individuals can realize their dream of homeownership. Pam’s extensive and strong background in real estate and housing will be an asset.”Tim Rood, Chairman of The Collingwood Group, told MReport he was “thrilled” to hear of Patenaude’s nomination.“She is a housing expert and a consummate professional,” Rood said. “Moreover, her experience working in the government, specifically at HUD, is a huge plus for an agency that has goals and ambitions for meaningful reform. “Adding to the acclaim was Dr. Rick Roque, Managing Director at Menlo Financial, who told MReport that Petanaude was a “stellar choice” and praised the strides she’s made in expanding access to homeownership across the nation.“She has extensive knowledge of housing issues, fair lending, and opening up home ownership to a wider audience of borrowers,” Roque said. “She also has extensive experience with community planning and development.”He elaborated: “The greatest barrier to homeownership is lack of creativity in underwriting guidelines, which are too narrow compared to the dynamic nature of consumer borrower needs. The goal is affordable, middle-class housing, and she understands these issues.” Roque and Brown both shared a similar sentiment: Petanaude should be confirmed swiftly so, as Roque put it, “she can work on the challenges facing lending and homeownership.”Michael Cremata, Senior Counsel and Director of Compliance at  ClosingCorp, called Patenaude the “smart choice,” and noted that her mix of experience will help her in her role of regulating the industry.”[Patenaude] clearly has significant experience in the housing industry, having worked in both the public sector (including two previous stints at HUD) as well as the private sector. This will likely help to alleviate some of the criticism Trump has taken for the relative lack of direct experience possessed by his appointment for Secretary, Ben Carson,” said Cremata.center_img Industry Reacts to HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination April 28, 2017 693 Views last_img read more

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