Lee Greenwood delivered a distinguished performance of ‘God Bless The U.S.A.’ last week to over 2,000 esteemed guests at the Washington Hilton’s International Ballroom in Washington, D.C. at the 106th First Lady’s Luncheon, ‘Limitless Horizons’, honoring the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.The event was presented by The Congressional Club Museum and Foundation, co-chaired by Congressional spouses Pat O’Halleran (D-IL) and Jennifer Messer, (R-IN). Greenwood was joined by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Corps Band, featuring Master Sergeant Kevin L. Bennear who performed the National Anthem. Country artist Billy Dean, performed his original song, “Be Best,” as a tribute to Mrs. Trump’s formal platform, a comprehensive children’s program to focus on three main points: well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivity on social media.“As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” the First Lady said during a Rose Garden event last Monday. “I feel strongly that as adults we can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life.”“I’ve never seen so many powerful women in one room at the same time. Singing at the First Lady’s Luncheon was bittersweet,” said Greenwood. “We are praying for the First Lady as she recovers at Walter Reed from kidney surgery, a fantastic facility that has served our military and those that run our great Nation for many years. We are confident the First Lady is in great hands.”The First Lady was unable to attend the luncheon due to a recent hospitalization. Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence, wife of the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, gave warm remarks to the Congressional Club members and their guests.Other distinguished guests in attendance included Mrs. Janna Ryan, wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Jane Roberts, wife of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Mrs. Susan Pompeo, wife of the Secretary of State, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, wife of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Mrs. Ginni Lamp Thomas, wife of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Dr. Joanna Breyer, wife of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Mrs. Louise Gorsuch, wife of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Mrs. Mary Sessions, wife of the Attorney General, Mrs. Lolita Zinke, wife of the Secretary of the Interior, Mrs. Hilary Geary Ross, wife of the Secretary of Commerce, Mrs. Jan Acosta, wife of the Secretary of Labor, Mrs. Jennifer Azar, wife of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mrs. Candy Carson, wife of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mrs. Candy Carson, wife of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, The Honorable Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation and wife of the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and Mr. Paul Pelosi, husband of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.The charitable recipient of the luncheon included Lily’s Place of Huntington, W. Va.
LOS ANGELES — Ailing 95-year-old media mogul Sumner Redstone has settled a series of lawsuits pitting him against his ex-girlfriend days before a trial was set to begin.Redstone’s attorney, Robert Klieger, said Tuesday that Manuela Herzer will return $3.25 million that Redstone had given her and relinquish any claim she has over his estate or health.The settlement agreement says it ends seven lawsuits and countersuits between Redstone and Herzer that began in 2015 after their breakup and involve his estate, allegations of elder abuse and invasion of privacy.Sumner, the majority shareholder of CBS and Viacom, said he had given Herzer tens of millions of dollars.The legal fight had largely centred on whether Redstone, who has been in mental decline, was able to testify and make decisions for himself.The Associated Press
Rabat – Graffiti glorifying the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria were discovered on one of the walls of the Hriq neighborhood in the northern city of Martil.According to Al Ahdath Al Maghribiya newspaper in its Thursday December 4th issue, authorities were mobilized after the discovery of some graffiti depicting the flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the Hriq neighborhood known to be a bastion of Jihadism in Morocco.The newspaper added that some people took pictures of the graffiti revering the deeds of the terrorist organization the Islamic State. The local authorities, however, were quick to react and confiscated the pictures taken by the neighborhood residents in order to collect data and identify the perpetrators. The Hriq neighborhood exported tens of jihadists who have joined the ranks of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the newspaper said.It went on to add that the culprit might be a jihadist who returned from the Middle East or someone who is planning to do so in the future.This is not the first time. In the eastern city of Berkane, Moroccan security services arrested 3 people on suspicion of incitement to terrorism via a video published on the Internet.The three individuals pledged allegiance to the Islamic State leader “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” in a video posted on YouTube entitled “Appearance of Jund Al-Khilafa in the Maghreb Al-Alqsa.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban welcomed yesterday’s announcement made by the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP), led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda, which has been fighting with Congolese forces, known as FARDC, in North Kivu province.The UN peacekeeping mission in the country, known by its French acronym MONUC, reported today that after declaring a unilateral retreat, the CNDP has begun redeploying in the Kanyabayonga-Nyanzale and the Kabasha-Rutshuru areas.The Secretary-General “calls on the parties to observe the cessation of hostilities and to guarantee safe passage of humanitarian assistance as they continue with the efforts to find a political solution to the crisis.”He expressed his appreciation of the work of his Special Envoy, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, who has held talks in the past week with Mr. Nkunda and regional leaders, including Presidents Joseph Kabila of the DRC and José Eduardo dos Santos of Angola.Yesterday, Mr. Obasanjo – accompanied by co-facilitator and former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa and the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Conference, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula – met Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.The top UN envoy to the vast African nation today said that MONUC has stepped up its military presence in North Kivu, with troops being reconfigured to reinforce the roughly 6,000 forces already on the ground.Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUC, said the mission has bolstered its security operations in the provincial capital Goma and is ensuring the safety of local officials. He also expressed MONUC’s support for Mr. Obasanjo’s “difficult mission.” Yesterday, the Special Representative voiced hope that the Security Council will shortly approve a request for 3,000 additional troops.The Council’s authorization for extra forces would “enable us to reinforce our presence, particularly in North Kivu, which is really needed given the pressures on us from many directions,” he told reporters in New York via video link from the DRC. 19 November 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement of a military pullback by a rebel militia and the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow unfettered access to vulnerable people in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where recent conflict has uprooted a quarter of a million people.
“Our aim is to help these most vulnerable people survive the coming year, and enable them to start working their way out of vulnerability and despair towards the dignity, safety and self-sufficiency to which every human being has a right,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in the foreword to the Humanitarian Appeal 2009, which seeks help to the myriad victims of conflicts, natural disasters, climate change and surging food prices.By far the biggest appeal ever launched since the creation of the UN Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) in 1991, it covers 12 countries or regions – the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Iraq and region, Kenya, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, the West African region, and Zimbabwe.In formulating this year’s CAP, which was launched in Geneva, 360 aid organizations including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international bodies united to meet the world’s major humanitarian challenges in a strategic, coordinated, effective, and prioritized way. The biggest requirement is for Sudan at just over $2 billion, with the appeal for the DRC up from $600 million last year to $830 million. The number of targeted countries has gone up and includes a regional appeal for refugees from Iraq, covering seven countries. Otherwise the list is similar to last year’s, with the addition of Kenya.“Millions of people continue to struggle with long-running conflicts, natural disasters, the effects of climate change, and high food prices. The 2009 Appeal offers concrete help to these people in distress,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said, stressing that the $7 billion sought amounted to only a few cents for every $100 of national income in rich countries. He noted that funding for 2008 so far had been better than ever in terms of percentage funded – at 67 per cent – though it was “never enough” as there were many projects that were only partially funded, and some projects which were not funded at all. Despite the strains of the global financial crisis, humanitarian budgets should not only be maintained but increased as needs rise due to a number of factors, including climate change and the global food crisis, Mr. Holmes said.He added that he was particularly pleased that the NGO share of the appeal had increased; it is 52 per cent this year. UN-NGO partnership and cooperation was increasing as a result of mutual efforts to bolster collaboration.“In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), around 250,000 people are believed to have been displaced in the last two months and the situation is becoming increasingly desperate,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Executive Director Frafjord Johnson said, referring to the surge in fighting between Government and rebel forces in the east of the vast country.She said more than 100,000 children were “on the run” in North Kivu and South Kivu provinces, either with their families or separated from them. Some 3 million people in the east were affected in one way or another, either fleeing fighting or hosting the displaced. There was no doubt that there had been a spike in recruitment of children by armed groups and sexual violence had increased, with clear evidence of children and women being raped. In Somalia, while the hijacking of ships by pirates was galvanizing media attention, some 180,000 children were acutely malnourished, Ms. Johnson said. UNICEF was critically in need of funding to reach many of those children, many of whom would otherwise die. The overall humanitarian aid bill for 2009 is expected to go way beyond the $7 billion requested today, since the CAP does not include the so-called “flash appeals” which are launched throughout the year to meet the needs of new natural disasters as they arise. Mr. Holmes presided over today’s launching ceremony, which was also attended by Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Elisabeth Rasmusson and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya Aeneas Chuma. 19 November 2008The United Nations today launched its largest ever annual humanitarian appeal, seeking $7 billion for urgent aid to 30 million people in 31 countries, dwarfing by far last year’s call for $3.8 billion for 25 million people.
29 September 2010An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Iraqi Government and the international community to provide more assistance to internally displace persons (IDPs) in the country and protect their rights, stressing that ending displacement must my considered a key element of rebuilding Iraq. “This can only be done on the basis of an inclusive and comprehensive strategy that takes into account all communities affected by displacement, including host communities and communities in areas of return,” said Walter Kälin, the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, at the end of an eight-day visit to Iraq.“I am encouraged by the progress to date, and in particular by the cooperation between the Iraqi authorities and the international community to address the humanitarian and human rights situation of displaced persons in Iraq,” Mr. Kälin said.He also commended the Iraqi Government for commitments made in relation to displaced persons during the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in February, a process by which a States’ human rights situation is periodically reviewed and recommendations made.“I believe that this visit is an opportunity to build on and carry forward these recommendations, which were agreed by the Iraqi Government.” Mr. Kälin stressed. “We stand ready to support the Government’s stated commitments to develop a national action plan to provide assistance and compensation to internally displaced persons and, in this context, to pay special attention to persons with special needs, including displaced widows, female headed households, and children,” he added.Iraq has suffered many waves of internal displacement during the recent past as a result of conflict, sectarian violence, and forced population movements associated with policies of the former regime. According to Government figures, an estimated 1.55 million people remain displaced since 2006, while a significant number of people had been uprooted from their homes prior to 2006.Some 500,000 Iraqis, the majority of whom are believed to be IDPs, live in informal settlements in Baghdad and other cities on land or in public buildings which they do not own and face potential eviction.“I am calling on competent authorities to declare a moratorium on evictions until the envisaged new strategy on internal displacement provides a clear plan and viable alternatives for these persons, which are in line with international standards,” Mr. Kälin said.Affected by severe over-crowding and inadequate shelters, IDPs in the informal settlements have limited or no access to water and other essential services such as sanitation facilities and garbage collection. Those conditions create serious health hazards, particularly among children and the elderly.“Measures in the immediate should be taken to address the dire living conditions in these settlements, and efforts must be strengthened to find alternative housing and long-term solutions, including allocation of land plots,” the Representative stressed.He proposed a two-pronged approach to address the problem of internal displacement in Iraq.“Efforts to identify and implement durable solutions for displaced persons in the country is a political imperative, a development challenge and a vital part of the national reconciliation and peace-building process,” Mr. Kälin stated.“At the same time, immediate humanitarian needs and human rights must be addressed for all displacement-affected communities, including equitable access to basic services, registration as internally displaced persons, and provision of personal documentation for those who may have lost it,” he added.He said he was pleased to learn that the Government is in the process of developing a strategy on durable solutions to displacement in Iraq.“It is important that such a strategy be comprehensive in its scope and include the full range of durable solutions, including return, local integration or settlement in a different location,” he stressed.The strategy should ensure that all IDPs should have equal access to durable solutions. He said that local integration, in particular, may be the only feasible solution for those who fear return or do not wish to go back to their former places of residence for other reasons.“To take this decision is their right as citizens of Iraq; it is their constitutional right to choose their place of residence. In this regard, the Government has informed me of recent plans to assess the potential for local integration of persons who do not wish to return to their place of origin,” Mr. Kälin noted.Mr. Kälin also noted the efforts by the Government to address a broad range of property restitution needs, as well as measures taken to simplify and facilitate procedures to establish ownership of land or houses. The process has led to the restitution of some 3,800 properties.“The experience gained to date can now contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Iraqi Government to improve fairness and efficiency in property restitution,” the Representative stressed.
A significant expansion of the exploration potential over at least several hundred metres along trend and also at depth is being revealed in the on-going drill program at Impact Minerals Ltd’s high-grade gold-silver discovery at the Silica Hill prospect, part of the 100% owned Commonwealth project, 100 km north of Orange in New South Wales.Mineralised vein system extended to 250 m along trend and still openPotential further extension of 300 m along trend indicated by extensive zones of narrow veins with gold-silver-pathfinder metals characteristic of the upper, less mineralised parts of the system. Priority drill target at depth below these veinsWide copper intersect indicates increasing copper and possible porphyry copper-gold system at depth. Downhole EM survey to define more specific drill targetsMineralised system now extends over 500 m of trend and 400 m vertical extent.Diamond drill hole CMIPT50 was drilled to test an Induced Polarisation conductor at depth below the massive sulphide lens at Main Shaft and intersected a broad zone of visible disseminated copper sulphide mineralisation. Assays have now returned:49 m at 0.1% Cu from 269 m down hole including: 0.8 m at 2.5% Cu, 4% Zn, 0.5% Pb, 38 g/t Ag and 0.2 g/t Au (8 g/t gold equivalent)This is materially better than the previous best intercept in Hole 6 located 30 m above Hole 50 which returned:30 m at 0.13% Cu including: 1 m at 0.7% Cu, 1.1% Zn, 0.4% Pb, 31 g/t Ag and 0.4 g/t Au (2 g/t gold equivalent).These results have identified a copper-dominant zone that is increasing in size and grade at depth. This strongly supports Impact’s long held premise that the entire Commonwealth-Silica Hill system is underlain and driven by a porphyry copper-gold system.The Commonwealth project forms part of Impact’s extensive 100% owned land holding of 1,000 km2 in the Lachlan Foldbelt, home to numerous gold and copper mines including the giant Cadia deposit near Orange (40 Moz of gold and 12 Mt of copper).At Silica Hill significant gold and silver mineralisation has been previously intersected in seven drill holes and covers an area of 200 m by 100 m down to a depth of 120 m below surface and with an average true thickness of at least between 40 m and 70 m. The mineralisation is open in all directions including up dip.Four drill holes out of the seven have also returned gram-times-metre intercepts of more than 100 gram.metres and a fifth hole returned an intercept of greater than 50 gram.metres. These are robust and significant results for potential bulk mining and indicate the potential to significantly increase the resources at the Commonwealth Project, which currently stand at 720,000 t at 2.8 g/t Au, 48 g/t Ag, 1.5% Zn and 0.6% Pb.
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article YesNoI don’t knowVote SMOKING IS BANNED inside restaurants, but now some business owners are moving to ban it on outside terraces where food is served.The owners of JoBurger and Metro Café told TheJournal.ie that they haven’t had a lot of complaints from customers about the move.Smoking is banned in working areas but can be allowed in areas that are not covered by a roof. However, business owners can ban smoking where food is served.But what do you think: Should smoking be banned on restaurants and café terraces? Jan 30th 2017, 8:45 PM No (4005) Yes (4737) A young couple smoking outside a café in Paris. Image: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Pokrovsky Share17 Tweet Email 86 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Ekaterina Pokrovsky A young couple smoking outside a café in Paris. Poll: Should smoking be banned on restaurant and café terraces? A number of businesses in Dublin have moved to ban smoking where their customers eating outside. http://jrnl.ie/3206646 I don’t know (236) Monday 30 Jan 2017, 8:45 PM Short URL Poll Results: By Aoife Barry 15,799 Views
Isolement : le mal des FrançaisFrance – Une étude de la Fondation de France diffusée hier 1er juillet révèle qu’un Français sur dix souffre de solitude extrême.Neuf pour cent des Français ne disposent d’aucun réseau social, qu’il soit familial, amical, professionnel ou associatif et ont moins de trois contacts directs par an avec une autre personne, hors commerçants. À lire aussiUn cerveau humain qui en contrôle un autre ? Des chercheurs réussissent une étonnante expérienceVingt-cinq pour cents des Français ne disposent que d’un seul lien : une famille, un ami ou un travail ; ce qui les rend vulnérables à l’isolement. Ces situations s’expliquent majoritairement par une rupture familiale (divorce, décès) ou professionnelle (licenciement, retraite). Le fait de vivre à la ville ou à la campagne n’a que peu d’influence et toutes les tranches d’âge sont touchées. Le niveau de revenus a, en revanche, un impact. En effet, avoir une vie sociale représente un coût financier : repas, sorties, etc. Le corps médical et plus particulièrement les psychiatres soulèvent le paradoxe de cette situation dans une société où les voies de communication sont de plus en plus développées. Néanmoins, il est évident que ces Français isolés ne se connectent pas sur Facebook. Le 2 juillet 2010 à 11:27 • Emmanuel Perrin
Richarlison wrote a farewell message to the staff at Watford following his transfer to fellow Premier League side EvertonTne Brazilian winger completed his move to Goodison Park on Tuesday after successfully passing his medical and signing a five-year deal.The transfer came about after a difficult first season in the Premier League with Watford that had seen Richarlison only manage to score five goals throughout the entire campaign.But, even so, the 21-year-old leaves Vicarage Road with some fond memories.“It has been only for one season, but I will be glad forever. I just have to thank you for the all kindness since my first day at Watford. Fans, direction, managers, teammates… everyone! Thank you for helping me to be a better player and man, and for letting me bring some joy to you all! Thank you again and again, Hornets!” he wrote on Instagram.Richarlison was signed by Everton boss Marco Silva in 2017 from Brazilian side Fluminense, while the Portuguese coach was still in charge of Watford, and he will undoubtedly be hoping that his former manager will be able to unlock that potential that he had failed to show last season.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Richarlison scored five goals and registered four assists in his first 12 Premier League games under Silva at Watford last season.
CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A toxicology report revealed Merrick Park shooter Abeku Wilson had marijuana in his system when he fatally shot two gym employees before killing himself.The report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner states that cannabinoids were detected in Wilson’s system.According to Miami-Dade Police, Wislon shot and killed 35-year-old Janine Ackerman and 42-year-old Marios Hortis, before killing himself on April 8 at the Equinox Gym at the Shops at Merrick Park.Police said Wilson opened fire in the gym after he was terminated from his position as a personal trainer.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Rev. Dorothy BoulwareManaging Editor: “I was able to purchase a girl’s year of schooling, a goat and a safely fortified house through International Rescue Committee and Heifer International, respectively, in the names of my granddaughters and great grandsons.” Sean YoesBaltimore Editor:This is a photo of my Pop’s (Delfield F. Yoes, Jr.) brand new Jeep Sahara, fully loaded! When I pulled up to his house on Christmas Eve, I didn’t know who the vehicle belonged to, but when he answered the door he informed me it belonged to him. Unfortunately, I didn’t know it was my father’s Jeep, because I hadn’t seen in some time because we’ve been estranged. I’m not going to go into the details why, because ultimately it doesn’t matter. What matters is we reconnected on Christmas Eve 2018 and it is by far the best gift I’ve received in a long, long time.
GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Makeup for men: This is what to wear and how to look after your skinHere are 3 simple steps to men’s essential skin care daily groomingGay rep Brian Sims: ‘Some of the most intense misogyny I see towards women comes from gay men’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-men-skincare-routines/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Gay Star News wanted to know what gay men use on their faces and if they’re willing to branch out and try something different.So with the help of Clarins, we went down to Soho in central London to ask – what’s your daily skincare regime? Brian, 23‘In the morning, I use moisturizer, which has SPF. If you don’t use anything with SPF, you get wrinkles! I use face wash too.‘I also use the Double Serum from Clarins, which is anti-wrinkle.’Larry, 22‘I probably use too much make-up – I’m a drag queen! So I make sure I tone and wash my face.’Diogo, 26‘Basically, I just wash my face in the morning with a normal product. Then I use a moisturizing cream. Sometimes I also do a mask – maybe once a month.’Kieron, 36‘Face scrub and then an eye gel and a moisturizer. I also have a slightly abrasive skin scrub.’After trying out the Clarins Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum, he said: ‘It feels fresh!’Graziano, 40‘I shave and always use a scrub for my face. Sometimes I also use a mask that leaves the face very fresh. ‘Drew, 36‘In the mornings, I will exfoliate my face, neck, shoulders and arms. Then after that, I use quite a few products. I moisturize myself and let it dry.‘Then I wash my hair, blow dry it, condition it and blow dry it again. Once everything’s all dry, I put on another toner and moisturizer in one. I try to do this two or three times a day.’Michael, 34‘I use facial wash and moisturizer.’ Asad, 30‘I put shampoo in my hair, wash it out, use conditioner, and then wash my body with some inexpensive shower gel. I put some moisturizer on my face, then done – out the door!’After trying the Clarins Hydra-Sculpt, he said: ‘It smells really nice.’Thomas, 26‘After I shave, I use a cream. I also sometimes use a mask and a balm for my lips.’Vince, 42‘I use a three-step approach – wash, exfoliate and moisturize. It’s the basics to keep your skin looking younger for longer.’Paudy, 29‘Every day, I wake up in the morning and I have a shower. I don’t exfoliate every day but I use face wash and then tinted moisturizer.‘Then sometimes I put on a spray mist too. Whenever I clean shave too, I use an exfoliant, which is once every three or four days.’–––Clarins is in collaboration with Gay Star News. You can find the Hydra-Sculpt (£45) and the Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum (£30) on the Clarins website.See also:Turkish artist features on the 2018 Pride bags from Gay Star News
The accident has taken place near Lime Kiln Traffic Lights (Image: Inrix) Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA major Stoke-on-Trent road ws partially blocked following an accident on the road this evening. The A5009 Leek Road was affected from Cromer Road to the A52 Bucknall Road near Lime Kiln Traffic Lights. Inrix, the traffic data company, says the accident involved two vehicles near the Mitsubishi Garage. The accident affected traffic in both directions on the route, with Inrix confirming the road had been cleared by 11.40pm. The crash is understood to have taken place at around 9.30pm tonight (Thursday October 25 2018). Eyewitnesses at the scene have confirmed Staffordshire Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service were sent to the scene. We have no further information on the accident at this stage. Read MoreMan charged following armed robberies
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Clientelism and patronageIn an academic paper on Guatemala’s fledgling political party system, University of Miami professor Omar Sánchez characterizes Guatemalan parties as institutionally weak, short-lived and diffuse, which has a negative impact on the quality of representation and democratic governance.Corruption and clientelism have been the hallmark of the succession of leaders that have been voted into office since the 1996 Peace Accords marked the return of democratic rule after 36 years of civilian strife.With 53.7 percent of Guatemalans living below the poverty line according to World Bank statistics, political leaders have found a fertile ground to buy voters’ support in exchange for the satisfaction of immediate material needs.During election periods, acarreo, or the mass mobilization of political supporters, particularly in rural areas, who are willing to vote for practically any party in exchange for a bag of groceries, fertilizer or a meal, has become an established practice.Voters’ willingness to overlook corrupt leadership if they perceive their material conditions have improved – however slightly – is exemplified by the fact that 75 percent of respondents in a poll published by Prensa Libre on May 4, had a favorable opinion of disgraced former President Alfonso Portillo, who returned to the country in February after serving a prison sentence in the United States for conspiring to use U.S. banks to launder $2.5 million in bribes from the Taiwanese government.Despite his tainted past, Portillo enjoys considerable support among disenfranchised rural and urban Guatemalans due to the fact that he imposed price controls on basic foodstuffs, subsidized electricity rates for the poor, increased the minimum wage and challenged monopolies. A file photo shows Manuel Baldizón, center, taking part in a “Life and Dignity” march in Guatemala City, on Oct. 14, 2012, following the killing of eight indigenous people during clashes with soldiers. Johan Ordóñez/AFP#RenunciaYaAccording to political scientist Javier Brolo, of the Association for Investigation and Social Studies, it remains to be seen whether the #RenunciaYa (Resign Now) citizen movement will mark the beginning of a political awakening among voters and an awareness of the need to break the vicious cycle of corrupt leadership.“I don’t know to what extent this citizen awakening can compete with clientelist politicians who satisfy immediate needs such as putting food on the table and finding employment, which are very real and pressing in many parts of the country,” Brolo said.Realizing that what the country needs is a systemic overhaul, the call for Pérez Molina to resign has evolved into a demand for the elections to be postponed until Congress approves a series of reforms that guarantee long-lasting change. “En estas condiciones no queremos elecciones” – “We don’t want elections under these conditions” – has become the new rallying cry of the largely urban #RenunciaYa movement.However, Simon Whistler, director of Latin America risk analysis at consultant group Control Risks, believes it would be too optimistic to expect a radical transformation of the political system from one day to the next, and he warns against “placing too much emphasis” on the protests.“This is indicative of a more responsible civil society, but it’s still a relatively small group of the middle class that has got together to lead these protests. You still have much bigger portions of society that are susceptible to the traditional politics of patronage and clientelism,” Whistler said. “It’s one of those long-term processes where we’ll see the effects in 10 or 15 years time.”Read all of our Guatemala coverage here Facebook Comments His first foray into the political arena came in 2011 when he ran for mayor of the municipality of Mixco, Guatemala’s second-largest municipality, with the tiny and now extinct ADN party.Although Morales is not afraid to crack jokes when addressing crowds at political rallies, during a recent interview with Canal Antigua, he was eager to come across as a serious candidate.He appeared unfazed as he was grilled by a panel of six interviewers, demonstrating he is both eloquent and media savvy, but his campaign pledges came across as muddled and simplistic.However, political scientist José Dávila says this might not necessarily weigh against him as his supporters “regard him as an anti-establishment figure and are not too interested in analyzing his proposals.”Morales defined himself as a “nationalist” and blamed corruption on parents’ failure to inculcate values in their children. He also denied that genocide was committed against the Ixil Mayan group during the armed conflict, and said he supported the death penalty and would not legalize abortion.Although his discourse veered towards the far right, Morales underscored his working-class origins and said his mother, a widow, worked as an assistant in a shoe store, and that as a boy, he sold bananas and secondhand clothes in a local market to help support the family.The candidate that is emerging as the dark horse in the race was also eager to downplay the military background of the FCN’s founding members, which include retired army Gen. José Luis Quilo Ayuso, former president of the Guatemalan Association of Military Veterans. GUATEMALA CITY – In the wake oftwo major corruption scandals that have led to seven consecutive weeks of anti-corruption demonstrations, a new poll in the run-up to general elections in September shows right-wing populist Manuel Baldizón still leading. But his popularity has stagnated due to a widespread perception that his administration is likely to be as corrupt as that of current President Otto Pérez Molina’s.Conducted by Costa Rican polling firm Borge y Asociados and published by Contrapoder magazine and Canal Antigua TV channel on June 5, the poll shows 34.5 percent of those surveyed would vote for Baldizón, while 12.9 percent would vote for center-left National Unity of Hope party candidate and former First Lady Sandra Torres, and a surprising 10.4 percent would vote for comedian Jimmy Morales, of the minuscule and under-funded FCN party.The poll has a 95 percent accuracy probability and was carried out from May 21-28, after former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was forced to resign as a result of a massive customs fraud scandal uncovered by the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala. After that, the ruling Patriot Party imploded when its candidate, Alejandro Sinibaldi, quit the party and later pulled out of the race altogether.In a clear expression of widespread rejection of the candidates vying for office, 15.1 percent of those surveyed in the latest poll said they would cast a null or blank vote.Morales’ political inexperience has worked in his favor as a growing number of voters regard him as one of the few candidates who have not been tainted by corruption.Born into a working class family from Guatemala City, Morales, 46, has a degree in business administration, a master’s degree in media management and is currently pursuing a doctorate in security and defense studies.Over the past 15 years, his role in the popular comedy series “Moralejas” (“Morals”), in which he appears alongside his brother Sammy, has propelled him to fame.See also: 26 lawyers have been murdered in Guatemala in the past 3 years Related posts:Guatemalan legislative commission recommends lifting President Pérez Molina’s immunity In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution Guatemala’s Pérez Molina clings to power despite unprecedented pressure to resign Why Guatemala’s Pérez Molina turns a deaf ear to widespread calls for his resignation
D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Jaworski said the downside to Skelton is his beingstreaky, but that it’s to be expected with a youngquarterback. Still, Jaworski said he would not give the starting job toSkelton right now, provided Kolb is healthy enough toreturn to the field.“My basic philosophy is you don’t lose your job due toinjury, and I would start Kevin Kolb,” he said. However, Jaworski said he’s glad he doesn’t have to make adecision on the issue. And, ultimately, having two good options to choose from atQB isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Comments Share Top Stories John Skelton may not be the quarterback of the future forthe Arizona Cardinals. In fact, he may not even be thequarterback of the present, assuming Kevin Kolb returns tothe field sometime in the next two games.However, Skelton has shown promise over the course of hisfirst two NFL seasons, and ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworskisays the 23-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.“He’s a big, strong guy in the pocket and ‘barn strong,’”Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo.“Doesn’t always have the proper mechanics and feetright…but when the ball comes out of his hand, it hasvelocity and, for the most part, good accuracy.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation
Two men were remanded in custody for eight days on Saturday in connection with the seizure of around 100 kilos of cannabis in Limassol earlier this month.The suspects, 25 and 27, were arrested on Friday after police secured evidence linking them with the case.Four other suspects, a Bosnian national, 39, and three Greek Cypriots, 42, 48, and 49, have already been detained.Police seized the drugs haul in Ypsonas on March 18.Drug squad officers arrested two of the suspects, 42 and 48, while they were unloading a container with the drugs inside. The container had arrived at Limassol port and was transported to a field in Ypsonas belonging to the 49-year-old.Two Nigerian nationals who were also arrested on the day were later released after it transpired that they had just been hired to unload the container.Police believe the Bosnian man is the mastermind while the 48-year-old Greek Cypriot owns the company that imported the container. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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