More Canadian university and college campuses going smokefree report

first_imgTORONTO – A growing number of university and college campuses across the country are now fully smoke-free — both indoors and out, says a report by the Canadian Cancer Society released Thursday.The report says there are now 65 post-secondary institutions that prohibit smoking anywhere on campus, more than double the number in 2017, when 30 colleges and university campuses had implemented smoke-free policies. That’s also a dramatic rise from a decade earlier, when only four such institutions had full smoking bans.Dalhousie University in Halifax was among the first to make its campus 100 per cent smoke-free, in 2003. Those that have followed include the University of Regina, McMaster University in Hamilton and George Brown College in Toronto.“The trend is accelerating,” Rob Cunningham, senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society, said from Ottawa. “We’ve seen the feasibility at various colleges and universities doing it, which then prompts encouragement to nearby institutions to do the same thing.“That’s positive because not only is there protection from second-hand smoke, but it’s a great motivator for smokers to quit because it’s less convenient.”Of the universities and colleges that are smoke-free, many have policies that also apply to cannabis, hookah smoking and e-cigarettes.But next month’s legalization of recreational marijuana is spurring many post-secondary institutions to strengthen current smoke-free policies and may prod others to bring in their own bans.“Suddenly, it’s going to be legal to smoke cannabis. There are many underage students,” said Cunningham, noting that depending on the province, those under the age of 18 or 19 are prohibited from smoking pot.The easiest thing for all of the country’s 260 colleges and universities to do, he said, “is to say you can’t smoke anything anywhere on campus.”At the University of Toronto, students have long been banned from smoking tobacco in residences and “the same will apply for smoking cannabis,” spokesperson Elizabeth Church said by email.The university is reviewing its smoking policy for all three if its campuses, which bans smoking in buildings or “anywhere prohibited by law,” she said.“Under Ontario’s Cannabis Act, use of cannabis will be banned in all workplaces and public spaces. At U of T, that includes offices, classrooms, libraries, athletic facilities, and campus grounds.”The University of British Columbia is also in the midst of revising its smoking policies for both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, with proposed changes to be presented to the institution’s board on Sept. 27, followed by a public consultation.Currently, the Vancouver campus bans tobacco and cannabis smoking in buildings, bus shelters, inside university vehicles, and within eight metres of doors and air-intake vents, said UBC lawyer Michael Serebriakov. At the Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., smoking is prohibited everywhere except in designated gazebos.“The current version of the policy does not impose 100 per cent smoking ban on either of the campuses,” he said.“We have to take into consideration the legal rights of cannabis and tobacco smokers as well as consideration of people who are vulnerable to the impact of second-hand smoke. So at this point there is no general prohibition.”Under the proposed policy changes, “cannabis and tobacco smoking and vaping will be treated in the same way as tobacco smoking is treated under the current policy,” said Serebriakov, noting that the revised version is expected to be finalized and approved in early 2019.The Canadian Cancer Society is also concerned about the growing prevalence of vaping, particularly among youth — a phenomenon the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration characterized this week as an “epidemic of addiction,” mainly driven by flavoured products.“Most campuses adopting policies are applying them to smoking of anything, including cannabis, and applying it to e-cigarettes as well,” said Cunningham.“But it is good for policies to be comprehensive,” he said. “One of the reasons for that is that you can consume cannabis through an e-cigarette. That’s part of the context of why there shouldn’t be vaping either on campus.”— Follow @SherylUbelacker on Twitter.last_img read more

Israeli barrier isolates Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem says UN report

11 July 2011Seven years after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) found that Israel’s construction of a barrier in the occupied Palestinian territory was illegal, a United Nations report released today shows that communities and households in East Jerusalem have been isolated by the wall. “As Palestinians in these areas have West Bank residency status, they have no right to live in the Jerusalem municipal area,” said the report prepared by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to coincide with the anniversary of the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the impact of the barrier in the Jerusalem area issued in July 2004.The report says that Palestinians “are forced to cross checkpoints to access educational and health services, and even to do their shopping. Their family members from the West Bank cannot visit them unless they obtain Jerusalem entry permits.”The report also highlights the impact of the barrier on Palestinian farmers, whose access to their land in the so-called “Seam Zone” behind the barrier is severely limited.“These farmers depend on Israeli-issued permits to access their land through gates which are only open for limited periods. This policy is devastating agricultural livelihoods throughout the West Bank,” according to the document. OCHA has over the past five years been issuing reports on the effects of the barrier on Palestinians on the anniversary of the ICJ Advisory Opinion.The report calls on the Israeli authorities to abide by the ICJ Advisory Opinion by ceasing construction of the barrier and to reroute constructed sections to the Green Line, dismantle sections of the barrier already completed, and to repeal the gate and the permit regime.“Only then will Palestinian communities cut off by the barrier be able to exercise their rights to freedom of movement, work, education, health and enjoy an adequate standard of living,” the report added.Although Israel has stated that the barrier is only a temporary security measure, the ICJ said that the specific route chosen is unnecessary to achieve its security objectives, with most of the wall running inside the West Bank, instead of the so-called Green Line, or 1949 Armistice Line. read more

Syria Amid promising diplomatic steps UN envoy says hostilities continue on the

“Astana produced, in my modest opinion, a promising step,” said Staffan de Mistura during a briefing to the Security Council in New York via video-teleconference from Geneva. A meeting in Kazakh capital, led by Russia, Turkey and Iran, saw agreement on a ceasefire between warring parties in Syria in late December 2016. The Astana talks began shortly after to bolster the ceasefire agreement brokered by the so-called “guarantor” countries. Five months later, a deal was struck to set up “de-escalation zones” in Syria to prevent incidents and military confrontation between the warring parties. These zones are expected to also give greater humanitarian access to the 6.3 million people still living the country today. And while the Astana process – which led to a “significant drop in violence,” including in aerial bombing – had been “good news,” Mr. de Mistura told the Council that the “not so good news” is that: “We have received reports of ongoing hostilities between the Government and armed opposition groups in areas such as Hama, Homs and Damascus. Some of these areas seem to be outside of the current de-escalation zones.” Meanwhile, the Special Envoy said the Government of Syria has made some significant advances against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), but he also cautioned about the “continued activities of Security Council-listed terrorist groups.” He also gave an update on the sixth round of the intra-Syrian talks, which wrapped up late last week in Geneva and have lately been held parallel to the Astana talks, whose aim to seek a political solution to the conflict.“There is still a great deal of work to be done. We are aware that important gaps remain between the parties on major issues,” Mr. de Mistura said, explaining that his team has now prepared the ground for a “real negotiation,” which he hopes will be possible before too long. For the first time, he said, he has received the consent of all parties to engage at an expert level. He said he was also pleased that all parties were receptive the UN convening a seventh round of talks, which is intended to take place sometime in June. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio State looks to continue success against Detroit

Ohio State senior attackman Austin Shanks surveys the defense against Furman at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Feb. 5. OSU won 12-6. Credit: Gene Ross | Senior Lantern reporterThe 1-0 Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Detroit Mercy Titans on Saturday at noon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in an attempt to build off last week’s win over Furman. It’s the Titans’ first game of the year.Last year, the Buckeyes defeated Detroit in a formidable victory, 16-5. Then-junior midfielders J.T. Blubaugh and Johnny Pearson had four and two goals, respectively.Titans senior goalie Jason Weber, who saved 18 shots in last year’s game, was nominated when as a 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference preseason All-Conference selection.OSU redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Pfister and coach Nick Myers said they are familiar with Weber and his skill set, which will present challenges to the OSU offense. Myers pointed to OSU’s ability to move the ball and getting off quick, quality shots as two keys to beating Weber.“We have a lot of respect for their goalie,” Pfister said. “He’s a veteran guy who takes control of that defense. We just want to focus on the things we know we need to work on as far as shooting and getting in the reps we need to.” The Titans attack is led by junior attackman Mark Anstead, who was last year’s team leader in points. He had eight more assists than the next highest total on the team.Last week, OSU opened up its season with a barrage of offense that exploded in the second quarter. The Buckeyes knocked out Furman’s goalie from the game by halftime and cruised to a 12-6 victory. Pearson led eight Buckeye scorers with four goals. For that display of offensive dominance to continue against Detroit, Pfister said that there can only be individual success on offense when everyone is doing their job offensively and defensively. “It’s not just one guy going out there taking over the game more times than not,” Pfister said. “The defense can do their job because the offense is doing their job and the offense can do their job because the defense is doing their job.”Detroit ended its season last year at 2-10, but Myers said the team brings a lot of intensity to the field and that it’s important for the Buckeyes to identify the Titans key players. “They got some big-time shooters in their line up who we’re going to have to contend with,” he said. Last year, the Buckeyes’ defense and redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey limited the Titans to only five goals. Carey had 10 saves in last year’s game against the Detroit Titans. Last Sunday, Carey saved 11 shots against Furman. Junior midfielder Bo Lori said the defense wants to continue to give Carey the support he needs in net. “We’ve got to work together and play as seven. If we are all working together and recovering well, we’ll give him the shots he wants to see,” Lori said. read more

Over £670k raised for family of murdered Pc Keith Palmer

first_imgHundreds of donations have already been made via JustGiving, with the online fundraising platform confirming they are working with the owner of the pages to ensure the funds go to the Pc’s family. Westminster In a statement they added: “Following the terrible attack that took place in London, our community has been eager to give support to Pc Keith Palmer and all those that have lost their lives. We are working with the page owners to ensure this happens.”Christopher Buckley, who donated on the page, wrote: “I am a stranger to you but your husband and father is a hero to all of us. Stand proud and together we will defeat hatred.”An anonymous user posted: “From a fellow officer. Rest easy. Your work is done.” Online donations have poured in for Pc Keith Palmer, who was killed in the terror attack in the heart of the capital.Over £670,000 has been raised to help support the family of the murdered Pc who had worked for the Metropolitan Police for 15 years.  An armed police officer stands guard near Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament Credit:Jack Taylor / Getty The initial target had been to raise £10,000 for Pc Palmer, however donations passed the £100k mark within six hours of the page being created. Stephen Redgewell, who started the page, said: “The Metropolitan Police Federation are raising money for the family of Pc Keith Palmer, the police officer who tragically gave his life on 22 March 2017 as he guarded the Palace of Westminster…”Another page set up to help the Pc’s family says: “Every day our intelligence community, armed forces and emergency services work to keep us safe; often in ways we never know about. Today they did just that – saving lives and mitigating such a horror.center_img A notice on the page reads: “JustGiving is working with the owner of this page – the funds will be sent directly to the family of Pc Palmer.” “As such, London – and the United Kingdom – will continue to stand tall. The sun will shine tomorrow; and we remain united in the face of terror.“This is not the case for the family of the officer who lost their life this afternoon. They have lost someone special; someone who faced violence to protect our democracy.“He laid his life for others. Let us help his family.” “Thoughts go to the family of this brave officer. We have family in the force as well so can understand how hard this must be for them,” added another.Chris Hossin posted: “When one of us falls, we all stumble. RIP brother.”“RIP what a brave officer who died protecting our right to democracy. The terrorists will not win,” said another commenter.JustGiving pages have also been set up to help other victims and their families. 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.last_img read more

Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to

first_img Short URL Inquiry to be considered after children reassured hearing was fine only to be told years later of impairment The HSE issued apologies to 60 children as result of failings related to paediatric audiology services. Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 3:23 PM Feb 20th 2019, 3:23 PM 6 Comments 10,565 Views https://jrnl.ie/4503857 Image: Shutterstock/Bangkoker Image: Shutterstock/Bangkoker Share18 Tweet Email2 TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said the government will consider an independent inquiry into failings in audiology services provided to children in Ireland.RTÉ reported today that almost 60 families in the west of the country have received apologies in recent weeks for failings in audiology services provided to their children.Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald raised the issue in the Dáil today, stating that this is not the first time that this issue has arisen.Last year, the HSE issued apologies to 49 children in the same region as a result of failings related to paediatric audiology services. At that time, and now, some of the children affected were left with lifelong impairments as a result of the failings of our health service, said McDonald.McDonald asked the Taoiseach if he had heard the story on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland  programme about an 11-year-old boy, named James from Mayo.Told of impairment years later“His parents were entirely unaware of his hearing impairment until they received a letter from the HSE in recent weeks apologising for the lack of care. Six years ago, James was in junior infants and his parents were reassured that his hearing was fine. He is now in fifth class and in the intervening period, he has had no treatment for his hearing impairment. We can only begin to imagine the impact that that has had on the child, socially, developmentally and educationally. It is shocking,” she said.Varadkar told the Dáil today that the HSE has finalised the report of paediatric audiology services review for the Mayo-Roscommon area for 2011 to 2012 in June last year.“It was shared with all 49 affected families in accordance with open disclosure principles. The report and accompanying documentation sent to families from the HSE included an apology for the failures identified and for the anxiety caused to families and those who may have been affected,” he said, adding that all 49 children who needed a follow-up as a result of the look-back are either receiving or have already received appropriate necessary care.He said the HSE has been assisting parents in accessing the necessary health, educational and social protection services, and there has been significant cross-departmental co-operation.Look-back review In December last year, the HSE recalled a further 57 who were identified during the look-back process, he added, stating that the HSE has indicated that this group had an appropriate audiology assessment and the hearing loss was correctly diagnosed.However, he acknowledged that they were discharged without appropriate follow-up treatment and a management plan.This group of 57 was not followed up at an earlier stage, as the preliminary risk assessment did not flag them as an area of concern. The group of 49 was seen as the at-risk group and was recalled as a priority, said the Taoiseach. “The HSE has advised the Department that all of those in the additional group of 57, 35 are under 18 and 22 are over 18, and all 57 have been contacted. To date, 26 have taken up the offer of an appointment. Some 31 did not attend but are being followed up. The priority is open disclosure, which is taking place, and making sure that those who need medical care, educational and social protection supports receive them,” he added. InquiryThe Taoiseach said an independent inquiry into what happened will be considered. “We will give an independent inquiry consideration but the priority has to be making sure that affected patients are told and that they receive the medical care and any additional educational and social supports they need,” he said.While McDonald said open disclosure is very necessary and welcome, there still has to be accountability, asking the Taoiseach who is responsible “for this mess?”Varadkar said the clinician who carried out the hearing tests either failed to diagnose or failed to do a proper follow-up. The Taoiseach said he understands the people who made the mistakes are no longer working in the public health service. By Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Biodiversité lappel de 60 spécialistes à Nicolas Sarkozy

first_imgBiodiversité : l’appel de 60 spécialistes à Nicolas SarkozyFrance – Soixante spécialistes de la biodiversité ont adressé un courrier à Nicolas Sarkozy, dans lequel ils s’alarment des trop timides réponses apportées aux “grandes menaces qui pèsent sur notre planète”.”Devant l’urgence de l’action, face aux graves menaces qui pèsent sur notre planète et sur les générations futures, nous, biologistes et scientifiques des autres disciplines travaillant sur la biodiversité, exprimons notre vive inquiétude quant à la disproportion persistante entre ces menaces et les réponses jusqu’ici apportées” ont écrit les scientifiques dans leur lettre adressée au président.Cet appel a été initié par le président du Conseil scientifique du patrimoine naturel et de la biodiversité, Yvon Le Maho, le président du muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Gilles Bœuf, ainsi que Robert Barbault, directeur du département Écologie et Gestion de la biodiversité au muséum, et l’économiste Jacques Weber, directeur de recherche au Cirad. Si dans leur courrier, les scientifiques tiennent à saluer les avancées du Grenelle II de l’environnement, ils assurent qu’elles ne sont pas suffisantes face à la menace qui pèse sur la biodiversité. À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousEt de déplorer que la question de la perte de biodiversité ne soit pas autant évoquée que celle du changement climatique. “On parle beaucoup du climat, à juste titre, mais on ne parle pas suffisamment de la biodiversité, et surtout il n’y a pas suffisamment de moyens mis pour la recherche sur la biodiversité” estiment les scientifiques.Redoutant une sixième grande crise d’extinction, ils citent l’exemple du thon rouge ou celui des abeilles, rappelant que des années après l’interdiction de la pêche à la morue dans les eaux de la province canadienne de Terre-Neuve, les stocks ne sont aujourd’hui toujours pas reconstitués.Selon les spécialistes qui déplorent la “quasi-inexistence de ce chapitre” dans le Grand emprunt, 3 à 5 milliards d’euros sont nécessaires à la mise en place de mesures efficaces contre l’érosion de la biodiversité.Le 17 mai 2010 à 10:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inslee rejects Vancouver Energy oil terminal

first_imgFossil fuel opponents rallied through a rainy afternoon on the porch of the Slocum House in Esther Short Park on Monday, celebrating Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to reject Vancouver Energy’s proposal to build the nation’s largest crude-by-rail oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.“The rain’s not going to stop us, but we are going to stop an oil terminal,” Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen told a small but enthusiastic audience. “Thank you for doing what you do. This proves nothing is bigger than the people who want to be a part of it — in this case, it’s the people who want to stop it.”The rally was set up just hours after Inslee sent a letter to the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council containing his decision to reject the proposed terminal. “We did our due diligence in reviewing the facility and the (EFSEC) record. We found it extremely thorough,” Inslee told The Columbian. “It examined in detail and great depth the issues we faced. … (This decision) is not one that required original research.”In his letter to EFSEC explaining his decision, Inslee described the application as “unprecedented both in its scale and the scope of issues it raised.” He said that he was persuaded by the panel’s reasoning and agreed with its recommendation to deny the project.last_img read more

Klopps message to Jose Mourinho after getting sacked

first_imgLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, wanted to send Jose Mourinho a message after getting sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday.The whole process of Jose Mourinho getting sacked may have been decided after Manchester United fell against Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool last weekend, the German manager wanted to send a message to the recently fired manager and let him know that everything was going to be okay.But nobody can turn their backs on the fact that it was Klopp’s victory what ultimately sealed Jose Mourinho’s fate, he may not like it but he is a little bit responsible for the Portuguese manager’s lack of a job.Klopp is about to face Wolverhampton in the Premier League at Molineux, where he was questioned about this decision to not let Mourinho continue as the Red Devils’ manager.The German boss wanted to remind everybody how much Jose Mourinho has won throughout his career, he is certain that it will take him little time to get back on his feet after this latest heartbreak.“He’s a very competitive guy. Very ambitious. Really competitive. He has all my respect,” said Klopp via The Mirror.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“He’s unbelievably successful and I can imagine the last few months were not a joy for nobody, especially not him.”“It’s not nice when you have to face these questions every day but nobody can take away all the things he has won.”“I wish he has that in his mind and not other things that have happened in the last few months. He is an outstanding manager,” he added.We’re live with Jürgen Klopp, as we look ahead to Friday’s clash with @Wolves. 🐺🔴 https://t.co/ts0x2wUm3T— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 18, 2018last_img read more

Gladstone man can keep pet lynx for now

first_imgGLADSTONE, Ore. — The Gladstone City Council voted Tuesday to allow Patrick Clark to keep his Siberian lynx until June while a state senator pushes for a change Oregon law on exotic pets.The Oregonian reports that Clark has had the 16-year-old cat since it was a kitten. The 35-pound lynx named Sosha has been de-clawed.Clark’s wife, Molly, told councilors that Sosha helps with her husband’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Clark is a Marine veteran who served in Somalia and Desert Storm.State Sen. Alan Olsen of Canby says he’ll try to amend a 2009 exotic pet law so the state Department of Agriculture could grant exceptions.last_img read more

Full Throttle Auto Advertising Racing Back

first_imgThe third quarter proved to be another positive three-month period for consumer magazines, with advertising pages increasing 3.6 percent (marking the second consecutive quarter of slight growth) and estimated ad revenues jumping up by 5.3 percent. Also noteworthy was that the automotive advertising category reported a 43 percent growth in ad pages to 2,606.78 pages, the biggest increase among the 12 categories tracked by PIB. Year-to-date, the increase is smaller (+24.7 percent, at 6,853.12 pages) but still represents the biggest growth through the first nine months.While auto advertising by no means has returned to where it was a couple years ago (it’s still down more than 30 percent from a reported 10,190.54 pages through the third quarter 2008), auto makers advertise in all types of magazines, so the upswing is significant in that it affects titles all across the industry. And, of course, no category is impacted more specifically than auto-related magazines. The auto title that has seen the biggest ad page gain through the first nine months of the year is Source Interlink Media’s Automobile magazine, which has grown ad pages 16.1 percent to 421.76 pages. HFMUS’ Car and Driver, which has the biggest market share with 607.89 pages, reported an ad page increase of 4 percent through the first nine months. The only auto title to report a loss for the period was Hot Rod, at -0.2 percent. Ira Gabriel, publisher of Automobile and Motor Trend magazines, attributes the growth in auto industry advertising to the auto makers fighting for market share. And Gabriel’s team has made strides to capitalize on that growth. “During this past year, we have made a focused effort to sit with our clients, listen to their objectives and goals and return back branded solutions that drive influencers,” Gabriel says. “For example, Automobile editor-in-chief Jean Jennings recently produced a number of special integrated inserts for – multiple GM divisions, Lexus (on the launch of the LFA) and BMW. These special sections included ideas brought to the auto companies by Jean and her staff, which created a branding message and strong association with Automobile Magazine. Together with print, the integration was comprised of online, video, email and radio.”Collectively, the six auto titles tracked by PIB reported an increase in ad pages of 6.82 percent. Year-to-date, Autoweek has grown ad pages 6.9 percent, Motor Trend is up 9.6 percent and Road & Track is ahead by 4.5 percent.last_img read more

New Study Reveals Outsized Economic Impact of Military in Colorado

first_imgThe defense sector, including military and veterans-related activity, was responsible for 247,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in total economic output in Colorado in 2017, a significantly greater impact on the state than previously believed, according to a recent study. A 2015 study found that the military was responsible for 170,000 jobs and $27 billion in total economic output in the state. The updated study also shows that the defense sector is responsible for 7.3 percent of state tax revenue, up from 5.5 percent. The higher results reflect the expanded scope of the new report, which added impacts from Veterans Affairs Department expenditures, veterans and military retirees, and the chemical weapons demilitarization mission at Pueblo Chemical Depot.The new study — sponsored by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC and Military Affairs Council, Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Defense Council, and PuebloPlex — also revealed that military and veterans-related activity is more broadly distributed throughout the state than previously known. To be sure, DOD’s impact remains concentrated in Colorado’s Front Range, home to eight major installations. But many smaller counties throughout the state that recorded fewer than 100 jobs related to the defense sector in 2015 now have between 100 and 500 jobs, with that figure exceeding 500 in several counties, due to the addition of VA and veterans activity.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

David Davis says UK will not be paying £100bn Brexit divorce bill

first_img Brexit Secretary David Davis has rejected claims Britain faces a soaring bill from Brussels for the EU exit on 3 May. European Commissions lead Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier later said the UK needs to honour its share of financial obligations. David Davis says UK will not be paying £100bn Brexit divorce bill IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:31Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:30?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

India expels first group of Rohingya refugees

first_imgSahidullah, a man from the Rohingya community, holds his son on his lap as he speaks with Reuters inside his shack at a camp on the outskirts of Jammu on 5 October 2018. Photo: ReutersHours after Indian TV channels flashed that the country was deporting seven Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, Sahidullah said he received a call from his nephew: “Uncle, please get us out of here. They will send us back too.”Sahidullah, a Rohingya living in the far north of India after fleeing what he called persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar in 2010, said his relative, Sadiur Rahman, 40, was lodged in one of several detention centres for illegal immigrants in the distant northeastern state of Assam.Rahman, he said, had been incarcerated with his brother and eight other relatives since being caught in 2012 at a railway station as they fled to India via Bangladesh. Sahidullah had taken the same route two years earlier, but like many others had escaped detection.He said Rahman made the phone call when he was taken out for a routine medical checkup on 3 October, the day when India moved the seven Rohingya men out of a similar detention centre and took them to the border.They were handed to the Myanmar authorities the next day, the first ever such deportations of Rohingya here, spreading panic among an estimated 40,000 refugees who have fled to India from its neighbour.About 16,500 of the refugees, including Sahidullah, have been issued identity cards by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that it says helps them “prevent harassment, arbitrary arrests, detention and deportation”.India says it does not recognise the cards and has rejected the UN’s stand that deporting the Rohingya violates the principle of refoulement – sending back refugees to a place where they face danger.”Anyone who has entered the country without a valid legal permit is considered illegal,” said A. Bharat Bhushan Babu, a spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs. “As per the law, anyone illegal will have to be sent back. As per law they will be repatriated.”In recent days, Reuters interviewed dozens of Rohingya in two settlements, one in the northern city of Jammu and a smaller one in the capital, Delhi, and found communities who feel they are being increasingly vilified.Many now fear prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government is about to act on its stated position – that it wants to deport all Rohingya Muslims from the country. With a general election due by next May, they worry that targeting them will be a populist tactic used by Modi and his allies.Hatred GrowingSahidullah – who like many Rohingya goes by only one name – is not just worried about his detained relatives but also his family living in a mainly Hindu region of India’s only Muslim-dominated state, Jammu & Kashmir, in the country’s northern tip.The restive Himalayan state that borders Pakistan and is home to Muslim separatists battling Indian rule, has the biggest population of Rohingya in the country with around 7,000 people scattered in various makeshift settlements, largely in the Jammu region.”We came to India because people told us things were better here, there’s more work and one could move freely unlike back home,” said Sahidullah, who works as a cleaner at a car showroom in Jammu city to support his aging amnesiac mother, wife and four children.”All that’s true and we are thankful to India for letting us live here. But hatred against us is growing,” he told Reuters as he sat on a colourful linen sheet laid on the floor of his self-made wood and plastic-sheet house built on a rented plot of land.Mohammed Arfaat, a 24-year-old Rohingya youth leader in Jammu, said that locals often accuse them of having links with militants without any proof.”They want us out of here and that has got our families worried,” said Arfaat, switching between English and Hindi as nearly a dozen community elders seated around him on the rough concrete floor of a Rohingya house started leaving for Friday prayers. “Everybody here is aware of the deportation and is afraid.”Indian authorities said that the repatriation of the seven was a routine procedure and that it sends all illegal foreigners back home.But the UNHCR voiced deep concern on Friday about the safety and security of those expelled, saying they had been denied access to legal counsel and a chance to have their asylum claims assessed.”Current conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are not conducive for safe, dignified and sustainable return of stateless Rohingya refugees,” said UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic.Most Rohingya used to live in Rakhine.In August last year, attacks by Rohingya fighters on security posts in Rakhine led to a bloody military crackdown that caused around 700,000 Rohingya to flee across the border to Bangladesh.The United Nations has accused Myanmar of acting against the Rohingya with “genocidal intent,” a charge Myanmar refutes, saying its military did not use excessive force and was reacting to militant attacks.Increasingly UglyThe atmosphere facing the Rohingya in India has been getting increasingly ugly.Jammu’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry last year threatened to launch an “identify and kill movement” against the settlers, which it said pushed the government into taking the issue of Rohingya more seriously.The chamber’s president, Rakesh Gupta, told Reuters on Friday that there was nothing new in taking the law into one’s hands if “someone becomes a threat to our security, to the nation’s security, and the security forces don’t tackle them”.In some of the more virulent parts of India’s media, the Rohingya are not only accused of being terrorists but also of trafficking in drugs and humans, and of having the money to elbow out local businesses.The Pioneer newspaper, which supports Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said in an editorial on Saturday that “the Rohingya are a problem”, declaring that those that are radicalised Islamist extremists need to be dealt with ruthlessly and the rest are economic migrants that India cannot afford to help.India, which considers itself a victim of Islamist militancy and is trying to boost economic ties with Myanmar to counter China, said late last year that it shared Myanmar’s concern about “extremist violence” by Rohingya militants.India’s home ministry has told the Supreme Court that it had reports from security agencies and other authentic sources “indicating linkages of some of the unauthorised Rohingya immigrants with Pakistan-based terror organisations and similar organisations operating in other countries”.”It’s definitely an election issue,” said Kavinder Gupta, a BJP legislator in Jammu & Kashmir and former deputy chief minister of the state.”It’s our decision to throw them out keeping in mind the security situation of the state,” he told Reuters on the sidelines of a campaign meeting for municipal elections. “We have made the home ministry aware of the need to send them back to their country.”Senior Jammu police officials said on condition of anonymity that they had identified all Rohingya in the area in preparation for their eventual deportation. They added they had not found any link of Rohingya with militants.Around 600 km (370 miles) south of Jammu, residents of a makeshift refugee camp in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh also said they fear deportation.”We don’t want to leave India. Where will we go?” said Mohammed Harun, a 47-year-old Rohingya elder in Delhi. “There are refugees from other countries in India too. Why are we being targeted? Why do they send us to jail? It is only because we are Muslims. They don’t do this to the other refugees.”last_img read more

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first_imgDC CAP students. (Photo by courtesy of www.dccap.org)February is a critical month for college bound high school seniors. While waiting to hear back from college admission offices, students must also secure funding. In addition to completing the free application for federal student aid, students in the District are able to apply for funding through the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) program, which opened Feb. 2. DC TAG provides up to $10,000 toward tuition depending upon the cost and type of institution.While the program’s deadline is June 30, funds may be exhausted before then, according to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’swebsite, so students must act quickly. “The cost of college can be daunting and we put college counselors into high schools who help make that process a lot less daunting,” said Ted Leonsis, DC College Access Program (DC-CAP)’s chairman of the board on Jan. 28.DC-CAP’s advisors are located in every public and charter high school in the city and have become trusted advisors for students. They guide students through the journey of enrolling, being accepted, and attending college.“[DC-Cap advisors] also teach young people and their families the economic benefits of putting off working for the four years you go to college,” says Leonsis. “They can show what your earning capacity is if you go to college, graduate, and then enter a certain field, versus if you don’t go to college and go right to work.”The D.C. Public School system is made up of nearly 80 percent African-American students. Like many of them, Leonsis was the first in his family to attend college.  “I had an option in front of me which was to work in a local grocery store chain where I worked bagging groceries and then in produce department,” he said.Instead of spending years climbing the ranks in the grocery store business, Leonsis navigated his way through the college admissions process and attended Georgetown University.  While in school, he was motivated to own his own business. Today, he is the chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, and the Verizon Center.“I’m sure none of that could have been accomplished, had I not gone to college,” said Leonsis, who was elected as DC-Cap’s chair on Jan. 27, five years after joining the board in 2010 and serving in numerous other leadership positions. As board chairman, Leonsis plans to create a culture in the District where students graduate from high school, attend college and return to the District to start careers and raise families.“It just uplifts the whole community and we believe that there’s such an enabling power in education,” he said. “If you aspire to go to college there should be no impediment in your way – you should be given all of the tools, funding and support you need to go to college and graduate.”Since 1999, DC-CAP has celebrated the success of more than 6,500 college graduates who otherwise never would have had the opportunity for higher education. In addition to assisting students in receiving federal and private funds, the organization has also awarded more than 15,660 students with “Last Dollar Scholarships,” which provide up to $2,070 per year for five years for students who need extra funding to close the financial gap between resources, financial aid, and actual college expenses.last_img read more

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first_imgKerryn Murphy and Zak Zreikat have recently become Travel Counsellors staff members with both now working within the business development unit at TC head office in Melbourne.A Travel Counsellors head office team member since 2010, Kerryn Murphy brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having previously worked in the business as a product executive and recruitment executive, with extensive systems understanding and an intimate understanding of the training process. Kerryn’s focus will be assisting new starters going through the induction process, and will play a pivotal part in transitioning new Travel Counsellors into the business and helping them navigate the territory that comes with running their own home-based travel enterprise. “I’m excited to be stepping into this new role. I’ve been with Travel Counsellors for seven years, so I understand the processes and systems really well. I am looking forward to assisting new starters at the start of their journey with Travel Counsellors. The induction process is crucial to ensuring new Travel Counsellors get the best start they can, and I hope to make an impact that sets them up for future success,” she said. Zak Zreikat’s impressive skill set has been honed through his previous experience working at IBM, General Electric and the University of Ballarat. He has extensive professional experience in relationship management, business coaching and management training. “The Travel Counsellors business model represents a great opportunity for self-starting agents who want to work with more freedom and flexibility. I look forward to helping Travel Counsellors get the best out of their business. Whether they want to grow their client base by increasing referral rates or look towards finding more corporate clients, I am confident that I can bring the best out of everyone I work with,” said Zak. Fred van Eijk, Acting Managing Director Travel Counsellors Australia, said he believes that growing the business development team is one of the best ways to support Travel Counsellors working around Australia. “I am very pleased to welcome Zak and Kerryn to the business development team. Their roles are essential to ensuring the ongoing success of Travel Counsellors working from home on their own travel businesses. I am sure their insights, energy and perspective will be valued by everyone they work with. Providing high levels of support like this is what sets Travel Counsellors apart from the rest.” Kerryn Murphy & Zak Zreikat appointmentsTravel Counsellorslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterShipbuilder Fincantieri has announced that Virgin Voyages has signed a contract valued at approximately 700 million euros for the construction of a fourth cruise ship, to be delivered at the end of 2023.The new vessel will be a sister ship of the three ships on order with Fincantieri. Construction is underway at the Sestri Ponente shipyard (Genoa) and the first three ships will enter Virgin Voyage’s fleet in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.The fourth vessel will be approximately 110,000 gross tons, 278 metres long and 38 meters wide. It will feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,100 crew members on board to deliver the famed Virgin service.Construction of Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, is already full steam ahead. The announcement of the fourth vessel comes almost 12 months to the day from when Virgin Voyages hosted a “ship tease” to reveal details of the cruise line, and some six months after renderings were released to whet the appetite of future cruisers. Last month Virgin Voyages revealed it would be introducing the first tattoo parlour at sea, called Squid Ink.Meanwhile, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has revealed that Cuba will be one of the first destinations in the Caribbean that Scarlet Lady will visit, saying it happens to be “one of my favourites in the world”.“Get ready sailors for sun, salsa dancing and incredible city sights, the Scarlet Lady is heading to… Havana, Cuba!” Branson revealed.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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