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OCAD U honours Indigenous artist Kent Monkman with degree

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN National NewsThe Ontario College of Arts and Design honoured Indigenous artist Kent Monkman at a ceremony in Toronto.The Cree artists works in various mediums including paints, film and video.His recent project on residential schools has caught the attention of many people.bandrews@aptn.calast_img

Sri Lanka ranked 79 in Corruption Perceptions Index

A country’s rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories included in the index. (Colombo Gazette)FULL INDEX A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 – 100, where 0 means that a country is perceived as highly corrupt and 100 means it is perceived as very clean. Sri Lanka has a score of 40 and is just ahead of China which is ranked 80 with a score of 39. Sri Lanka has been ranked 79 among 176 countries Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International.The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. read more

Justice Dept investigating 4 automakers in gas mileage deal

DETROIT — The U.S. Justice Department is conducting an antitrust investigation of four automakers that have signed on with California in a deal to toughen tailpipe emissions standards.Ford spokesman T.R. Reid confirmed Friday that the company received a letter from Justice informing it of the investigation. He says the company is co-operating in the inquiry.In July, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW reached a deal with California to abide by standards that are tougher than those preferred by the Trump administration. The standards are closely linked with fuel economy requirements.The move bypasses Trump’s push to relax pollution and mileage standards nationwide that were set by the Obama administration.The Justice Department wouldn’t comment on the investigation.The Associated Press read more

Isaac Brock Boulevard work underway

Please be advised that contractors are paving various sections of asphalt on Isaac Brock Boulevard starting this week.The Tower Bus Stops will be relocated starting in the afternoon Tuesday Aug. 9 to the east side of Parking Lot D. Drop off and pick-up at the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care will be affected as the road in front of the facility is being re-paved starting Wednesday, Aug. 10. Parking Lot S should be used as an alternate location. There will also be concrete rumble strips removed from Parking Lot P, but this work is not expected to interrupt morning and afternoon drop off and pick-up for sports camps participants.  A  patch is scheduled to be completed in Parking Lot A on Thursday, Aug. 18 which will disrupt the pedestrian walkway.Traffic will be maintained but delays should be expected. Please exercise caution and avoid the areas of work when travelling around campus.  Cyclists and pedestrians should take extra caution.   Click here to view a map of the area where the work is taking place.The work will continue through to approximately Aug. 19.  If you have any questions or concerns contact John Dick, Grounds Manager at extension x4435 or email or Facilities Management Customer Service at extension x3717 or email read more

Police say theres no guarantee criminal charges will be brought over Grenfell

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. There is no guarantee criminal charges will be brought over the Grenfell Tower fire, a senior police officer has admitted.Commander Stuart Cundy said the Metropolitan Police investigation into the 2017 disaster would be “fearless”.But he said: “Even now coming up to the two-year anniversary there is no guarantee that we can give that there will be criminal charges.”The revelation was branded an “insult” by victims, who said “people are getting away with murder.”Nabil Choucair, who lost his mother, sister, brother-in-law and their three children in the inferno, said: “It is a disgrace. The system has failed all the 72 people who died. I have always been very sceptical of the inquiry and the criminal investigation.”The police cannot really prosecute because when they look at who is to blame it includes the Government. The truth is they are all covering their backs.”He has called for senior figures in the London Fire Brigade – accused of a number of blunders on the night in their response to the blaze – to be prosecuted but believes police are reluctant to do so.  read more

Irish netball side set for Nations Cup adventure in Singapore

first_img“We were playing teams that were significantly higher than our own position last year,” she tells “This year, although we’re playing some teams that are in a higher ranking position than us, we also have an opportunity to play some teams that we’re ranked closer towards and we would expect to be winning those matches.“Winning will help us to achieve our aim of climbing up the world ranking table and increasing the profile of netball within Ireland.”The aim of the team at the very least is to finish fifth overall (out of six teams), and ideally to pick up “a number of victories”. Doing so would provide concrete evidence to outsiders that they have developed from last year.“The team are really prepared,” Allan adds. “They’ve been working towards the tournament for the past year. They’re very focused.”The sport, which started off in the Republic of Ireland in the 1960s, has suffered in recent years — a problem Allan puts down to “competition” from alternative sports, among other issues.However, she hopes participation in high-profile tournaments, such as the Nations Cup, will help raise awareness of the sport in this country. Moreover, Netball Ireland remains a voluntary organisation, who aren’t formally recognised by the Irish Sports Council for a number of reasons, including lack of global coverage. Nevertheless, they are currently seeking funding, as such cash injections would be enormously beneficial to their cause. THE IRISH NETBALL team are set to compete in the Nations Cup in Singapore this week, with the competition due to get underway this Sunday.The event is the only major tournament involving countries from around the world in the sport aside from the World Cup, with the Irish team serving as Europe’s representatives.It is the second successive year that Ireland are competing at the week-long event, and the side are set to face champions and hosts, Singapore, in addition to Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Uganda and the United States of America, from 1 December onwards.Liz Allan of the Netball Ireland Committee says the team are optimistic that they can improve on last year’s performance, whereby they failed to win a game. Nevertheless, Ireland will have to fight for each victory, as they are the lowest-ranked team competing apart from Uganda (who have no ranking due to lack of experience). “We have been promoted within the European Championship set up, so we’ll now be playing against Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. So that gives the team confidence that they have improved. So we just have to play these matches now to find out how much of an improvement we’ve made.”The upcoming event will also serve as vital preparation for the all-important World Cup qualifiers next May. The Irish team will be competing against the likes of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, with the top two sides subsequently earning a place at the sport’s most illustrious competition, which will take place in the summer of 2015 in Australia.However, for now, they are focusing on the task at hand.“Singapore, as the host nation, would be hoping to win, but that’s a difficult one [to predict] and it’s not a given. There are a few countries, such as Uganda, who are unknown in terms of their abilities.“I would be delighted if we come away with more than one victory. It would be great if we could come away with all victories, but I don’t think that’s going to happen, because it’s a five-day competition where you’ve got matches all the time and scorelines can be quite tight sometimes.“The European netball body want to improve from last year’s position. The European federation will be happy if we come fifth or higher [which would likely require just one win]. That will demonstrate that we’ve made the improvements that they want to see to up the profile of the sport in Europe.”Details on how to help fund the team can be found here.Follow the side on Twitter at @NetballIreland or by liking their Facebook pageYou can also find out more information about the Nations Cup here.IAFL member talks Croke Park Classic, growth of American Football in Ireland> readers pick their cruellest moments in Irish sporting history>center_img “We have a sponsor for our playing kit and our training kit and that money allows us to enter these tournaments,” Allan explains. “If we were to secure this money by government means or lottery grants, we would be allowed to have a person working for us full time [to help promote the sport]. We have volunteers at the moment to do the work that we need to do. We find it difficult to find the continuity needed for getting the work done, as we just don’t have that full-time representation.“Having someone working for the association, such as a CEO, puts a bit of structure behind where we’re going — it’s about having a strategy and having that continuity.”(Image credit: Netball Ireland)Lately, there has been substantial effort towards recruiting new members. The association have club teams operating in Dublin and Cork, with a league having been in place for many years, while a drive to attract children to the sport is proving to be a success.“We have relatively small participation numbers in Ireland. And we’re trying to improve that by reintroducing netball back into schools. It started off in the Dublin area so it’s going to move to Cork next.“We’ve had a good response from teachers. We’re offering free coaching in schools and it seems to be going down very well.”And the headway being made at grassroots level is ostensibly being emulated by the Irish side on the international stage.The team emerged unbeaten in their division at the 2013 Netball Europe Open Championships, which took place in Scotland at the end of May, and will be hopeful that they can build on that success throughout the next week.“They have had successes in European tournaments, where Ireland have repeatedly beaten all of the opposition they’ve played against. That includes Israel, Switzerland, Malta and Gibraltar — and that’s been the case for the past couple of years.last_img read more

Lack of isolation room regulation puts children with autism at risk of

first_imgA LACK OF training has been blamed for the misuse of ‘withdrawal rooms’, amid calls from government opposition for an investigation into their usage.One organisation said they constituted a “serious abuse of the child and a lack of understanding or knowledge of Autism”.This morning, revealed autistic children as young as eight-years-old are being locked in so-called ‘withdrawal rooms’ for hours without supervision.Used in schools with Autism Spectrum Disorder units, they are intended to contain the child when they are experiencing a meltdown, and are at risk of injuring themselves or others.However, children are being locked into these rooms for a number of other reasons, such as when they become frustrated after falling behind on work.National protocolsSpeaking to, CEO of Irish Autism Action Kevin Whelan raised concerns over the lack of national protocols on how to handle these situations.“We would recognise different occasions where the child would need to have a separate space, but that needs to be carried out according to international best practice, and used as a last resort.”Our concern is that it is not regulated, and in some instances it could become the first option.The Irish Society for Autism are calling for an ‘urgent roll-out of Autism specific training’ to avoid potential abuse of children resulting from the use of these facilities, a call echoed by those working in with children in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) units.Speaking through IMPACT, the representative union for Special Needs Assistants (SNA), one of these assistants said that isolation techniques are not a solution when teaching children with ASD who might be experiencing difficulties, and that adequate training is badly needed.‘Little or no training’“There is little or no adequate training available in appropriate methods of managing challenging behaviours,” the group said.It added that many assistants have been injured during the course of their work, as many as 60 per cent according to a survey conducted last year.Meanwhile, Sinn Féin have called on the Minister for Education to launch an investigation into the use of withdrawal rooms in schools.The party’s Education Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien described children with special needs as living with the ‘serious consequences of government cutbacks’, noting that the incidents involved in this morning’s piece occurred following the loss of the child’s Special Needs Assistant (SNA).This website is currently awaiting a response from the Department of Education and the school involved in one of the incidents highlighted in this morning’s article.Revealed: Autistic children locked in unsupervised ‘isolation rooms’ for hours >last_img read more

Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad again

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been omitted from Portugal once again for the upcoming fixtures with Italy and PolandPortugal manager Fernando Santos had previously left out Ronaldo for the last two international breaks in September and October to allow him to settle in at Juventus.However, Santos refused to discuss why Ronaldo will not be among them this time and instead wished him luck in winning a record sixth Ballon d’Or.“The only thing I will say about Ronaldo is that I hope he wins the Ballon d’Or award,” said Santos on Twitter.“It’s not just about Ronaldo, I have said that nobody is excluded,” said Santos. “It’s not worth creating a big fuss about it.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.The European champions will face Italy next Saturday in the UEFA Nations League before hosting Poland three days later.Portugal squad for Italy and Poland: Goalkeepers: Rui Patricio, Beto, Claudio RamosDefenders: Cedric Soares, Joao Cancelo, Jose Fonte, Luis Neto, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Mario Rui, Raphael GuerreiroMidfielders: André Gomes, Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, Joao Mario, Pizzi, Renato Sanches, Ruben Neves, William CarvalhoForwards: Bernardo Silva, Bruma, Gonçalo Guedes, Rafa, André Silva, Ederlast_img read more

TCI Youth taking advantage of positive skill building and educational travel opportunities

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 8, 2016 – Our children are travelling, and not just for summer holidays but for educational and skill building experiences – the U19 Rugby Team, the Provo Basketball Association team and 21 youngsters of the Cadet program are all off as ambassadors for the country.The Cadets left for St Vincent & the Grenadines yesterday and were seen off by none other than the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams and will be exposed to training in mass casualty management, tactical exercises, map and compass and disaster preparedness with emphasis on hurricane and tropical storms. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Fort Myers Police officer hospitalized following shooting

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A Fort Myers Police officer had to be hospitalized following an exchange of gunfire.Witnesses in the area described hearing up to 15 gunshots during the incident near a gas station, Saturday evening.The policer officer was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.A subject suspected of being involved in the shooting was also injured and taken into custody.Police are still investigating what happened.This is the first time in 10 years that a Fort Myers Police officer has been shot.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Pak foreign minister Qureshi heckled in London over media

first_imgAmidst reports of growing press censorship in Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was heckled by a Canadian journalist in London alleging that his social media account was suspended over complaints from the government, according to media reports. Qureshi was attending a press conference on ‘Defend Media Freedom’ in London on Thursday when the incident took place, days after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended transmission of three private TV channels for airing an interview of jailed former President Asif Ali Zardari. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us The move came as the Pakistan government decided to curtail the space given by the press to jailed politicians like Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Zardari. Journalist Ezra Levant of the Rebel media, a Canadian far-right political website, interrupted and verbally assaulted the minister alleging that his Twitter account was suspended over complaints from the Pakistan government, the Dawn newspaper reported. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Twitter didn’t delete my whole account. But they deleted a tweet they said violated Pakistani law. Twitter said that to me in an email. I’m in Canada. Twitter is in America. But Pakistan censored us, he tweeted. In a video clip of the incident shared by Pakistan journalist Munizae Jahangir on Twitter, Levant said the organisers should be embarrassed to invite a censorious thug to talk about free speech. Advertise With Us Levant also accused the minister of adopting double standards on free speech, the report said. Responding to the allegations, Qureshi said, first of all you want your sentiments to be respected. Just look at the tone to the panel you have adopted. Is that the correct way? You have a right to ask questions. You have double standards what you call freedom; at times you are projecting certain agendas, the minister said. Replying to a question on Pemra’s recent decision to take three television channels off air, the arrest of journalists and deepening concerns about censorship, Qureshi said there was no question of gagging journalists. Believe you me, there is no question of gagging or controlling media, he told the conference co-hosted by Britain and Canada. That time has gone and with the new social media, the advent of social media, even if you want to gag you can gag nothing, he said. Further explaining, Qureshi said that three news channels were taken off and “I’m told for 6-8 hours, and now they are functioning again. He said the channels had issues with the regulatory body and those issues have been settled. Qureshi was also asked about an interview of Zardari, which was also abruptly taken off air. Pemra had on July 1 taken off air an interview of the former president which was being conducted on the premises of the Parliament House, where Zardari came to attend a National Assembly session after the speaker issued his production order. Qureshi said Zardari, who is currently facing corruption charges, was not permitted to be interviewed in the way he was, otherwise he can say what he wants to. The media curbs imposed by Pemra has been criticised by a media watchdog. “This is an absolutely unacceptable violation of the principles of media pluralism and independence during a revelation that was clearly in the Pakistani public interest,” said Daniel Bastard, head of Reporters Without Borders’ Asia-Pacific desk, in a statement on Tuesday. “We call on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s civilian government to take immediate steps to ensure that cable transmission of the three TV channels is restored. The recent surge in sudden acts of media censorship is exposing the current regime’s increasingly dictatorial nature,” he said.last_img read more

India China troops in highaltitude clash Officials

first_imgIndian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies.Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said.He said Chinese soldiers had twice tried to enter the Indian territory but had been pushed back.“There was a minor incident. There was some stone pelting from the Chinese side but the situation was quickly brought under control,” he told AFP on condition of anonymity.The brief confrontation was resolved after Indian and Chinese sides retreated to their respective positions, he added.Police in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, where Ladakh is located, said clashes were relatively common along the de facto border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).“These things happen every summer but this one was slightly prolonged and more serious but no weapons were used,” a police source in Srinagar told AFP.The Pangong lake area lies over 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) high on the Tibetan plateau.The latest incident comes amid an ongoing dispute between the two sides over a strategic Himalayan plateau thousands of kilometres away where hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers have been facing off against each other for more than two months.The border trouble began in June when Chinese soldiers started to extend a road through the Doklam territory-known as “Donglang” in Chinese. The area is disputed between China and Bhutan.India, a close ally of Bhutan, then deployed troops to stop the construction project, prompting Beijing to accuse India of trespassing on Chinese soil.China has said India must withdraw its troops before any proper negotiation takes place. India said both sides should withdraw their forces together.The plateau is strategically significant as it gives China access to the so-called “chicken’s neck”-a thin strip of land connecting India’s northeastern states with the rest of the country.The two nuclear-armed neighbours fought a brief war in 1962 in India’s border state of Arunachal Pradesh.Tensions along the LAC rose in 2014 when Chinese soldiers moved into territory claimed by India, sparking a two-week military stand-off that overshadowed a visit by China’s President Xi Jinping.last_img read more

GOP Pours Cash Into Pennsylvania Special Election To Prevent An Upset Defeat

first_imgDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesRick Saccone, Republican candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district, takes questions form reporters last week in Pittsburgh. Saccone has needed millions of dollars in spending from Republican allies to stave off the strong challenge from the Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb.At least for one more day, the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania are alive with the sound of campaign cash.Voters in the state’s 18th congressional district tomorrow elect a new member of Congress. It’s a surprisingly close race in this reliably-Republican district between Democratic former prosecutor Conor Lamb, and Republican state legislator Rick Saccone. GOP and conservative groups are shoveling in dollars to overcome Saccone’s lackluster fundraising — this despite his claim that he “was Trump before Trump was Trump.”The Center for Responsive Politics reported Friday the two sides had spent a total of $15.6 million — slightly more than the most costly House races in 2016, although far less than the maelstrom of a special election in Georgia last year, which cost $69.2 million.Republicans have poured more than twice as much into the Pennsylvania race as Democrats. That flood of spending comes even though the district won’t exist after this November’s election following the state Supreme Court’s decision to redraw Pennsylvania’s 18 congressional districts. Neither Lamb nor Saccone will reside in the redrawn district.Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans in the 18th, but it votes Republican. Trump carried the 18th in 2016 with 58 percent of the vote.Republican Rep. Tim Murphy represented the district from 2003 until this year. He resigned due to an extramarital affair in which he suggested his partner get an abortion. Tomorrow’s election is to choose his successor.Republicans fear that a loss will chill their hopes of holding control of the House this fall. There’s anxiety that if Lamb wins, more Republican incumbents will join the record-setting 37 of their colleagues already headed for the Capitol Hill exit ramp.White House counselor Kellyanne Conway campaigned for Saccone last week, and President Trump flew in for a rally Saturday. Donald Trump Jr. is expected to campaign for Saccone today. Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Ivanka Trump campaigned in February.Among the luminaries who have stumped for Lamb is former vice president Joe Biden, who visited the district last week.Saccone’s small-town style of campaigning has put him nearly on the sidelines of the campaign. As of last week, he had spent $613,000 to Lamb’s $3 million.“Rick Saccone has had difficulty raising money, to be candid,” a Republican political operative familiar with the race told NPR. He said Saccone “doesn’t have a natural fundraising base [and] has never really had to do it” in his campaigns for the state legislature.So the energy behind the Saccone effort is brought in from Washington, D.C.: the National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican National Committee, plus superPACs Congressional Leadership Fund and America First Action. They and their allies have spent $10.3 million, versus $1.7 million by pro-Lamb entities.“Normally this would be a bad strategy [for Republicans], but it’s clearly the way to stay competitive,” said political scientist Michael Franz, with the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks campaign advertising and spending. He said that ordinarily, “it could lead to repeat messages or competitive messages,” which would hurt, not help, the candidate.In the 2016 elections, Murphy ran unopposed and spent $1.5 million. No outside groups got involved.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

After MuchHyped Commutation Memphis Woman Begins New Life

first_imgBy ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now, Alice Marie Johnson turns to a much harder task: beginning a normal life outside of prison.Johnson wasted little time during her two decades behind bars, taking classes and choreographing dances for prison shows. At age 63, she has a job lined up as an office administrator at a dentist’s office.Alice Marie Johnson, left, and her daughter Katina Marie Scales wait to start a TV interview on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson, 63, whose life sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump thanked him on Thursday for “having mercy” and said reality TV star Kim Kardashian West saved her life. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).She’s confident and happy, smiling widely during interviews. She promises not to waste her opportunity for a new life after her release from a federal prison in Alabama on Wednesday.She knows others might not get that chance. Johnson plans to push for sentencing reform for first-time, nonviolent offenders.last_img read more

Costa Ricas banks boost security measures ahead of holiday frenzy

first_imgThe Costa Rican Banking Association (ABC) this week launched a security operation coordinated with Judicial Investigation Police agents and National Police officers, with the goal of reducing theft and fraud that usually spike beginning on Black Friday weekend. The start of Costa Rica’s Christmas bonus payments, oraguinaldos, also brings an increase in crime each year.Public and private sector employers in coming days will distribute ₡714 billion ($1.3 billion) in Christmas bonuses to some 1,563,000 workers, according to estimates by the National Statistics and Census Institute’s Employment Survey 2014.ABC’s President Gilberto Serrano said patrols will continue through Jan. 31, as part of a plan to monitor all bank branches and ATMs during a time when consumers increase spending.Measures include posting plainclothes officers at banks and ATMs in all provinces. Banks also will inspect ATMs to verify that there are no attached devices to retain or clone credit or debit cards.Serrano reiterated that transactions on bank websites are secure, as long as customers follow security guidelines on personal computers and avoid following links from suspicious emails.“Banks are making every effort to protect their customers, but it is also up to each customer to remain vigilant, both inside and outside banks,” Serrano said.Recommended: Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas bonus! Facebook Comments Related posts:Don’t let thieves steal your Christmas bonus! Ohio man convicted in Costa Rica telemarketing scam National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season Police crack million-dollar scheme to defraud people in United Stateslast_img read more

Presidentelect unveils genderbalanced multiparty Cabinet in Costa Rica

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:PHOTOS: Carlos Alvarado is sworn in as Costa Rica’s 48th president More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly There was a problem at the polls in Costa Rica – and I was part of it Meet Costa Rica’s 48th president, Carlos Alvarado Alvarado’s rival in the second round, conservative candidate Fabricio Alvarado (no relation) of the evangelical National Restoration Party, took to Twitter to express his criticisms of the leadership team.“We cannot legitimize a corrupt, irresponsible government that tramples on religious liberties, promotes a lay State, promotes death and is destructive toward families,” the former candidate wrote on Twitter.The Restoration Party, which has the second-largest number of legislators in the new Legislative Assembly (the largest group, 17, belongs to National Liberation) announced after the elections that it would not accept any Cabinet positions in Carlos Alvarado’s Cabinet.center_img Epsy Campbell, the First Vice President-elect, will serve as Minister of Foreign Relations. (Costa Rica has two Vice Presidents, and it is customary for each to also be assigned a Cabinet post or other substantial government role.)Rodolfo Piza, the former PUSC candidate whose support for Alvarado across party lines was a major element of the second-round campaign, will be the Minister of the Presidency, the right-hand man of the president who will also be charged with tasks including coordination with the Legislative Assembly.“We created a Cabinet with various sectors and political parties, with significant youth representation and the largest number of women in the history of the country,” Alvarado wrote on Twitter.Alvarado, 38, who will be the youngest president in modern Costa Rican history, was elected April 1 in a surprising landslide. See all The Tico Times’ 360 videos from Costa Rica’s election Carlos Alvarado, of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), based his presidential campaign during Costa Rica’s second electoral round on a promise of national unity. Last night, less than two weeks from Inauguration Day, he announced a Cabinet filled with familiar faces from five parties.The Cabinet also features, on the ministerial level, more women than men for the first time in Costa Rican history: 14 women and 11 men. The full Cabinet, which includes the presidents of government and semi-autonomous institutions, consists of 16 men and 15 women.Leaders from Alvarado’s own party; from the two traditional parties that made up Costa Rica’s bipartisan system in the second half of the 1900s, National Liberation (PLN) and Social Christian Unity (PUSC); the left-wing Broad Front (Frente Amplio, or FA); and one local party, Curridabat Siglo XXI, make up the president-elect’s team.last_img read more

Helloworld TravelHLOVolleyball Australia

first_imgHelloworld TravelHLOVolleyball Australia Helloworld Travel agents from South Australia joined forces recently at the Volleyball South Australia Summer Sets Festival on Glenelg Beach.Helloworld Travel Blackwood, Helloworld Travel Elizabeth, Helloworld Travel Marion, Helloworld Travel Tea Tree Plaza, Helloworld Travel Mt Barker and Helloworld Travel Norwood teamed up to run a marquee at the 9-day festival, with prizes and giveaways, and of course all the latest travel deals and tips.The event saw thousands of attendees passing through over the duration of the festival to check out all the beach volleyball action. The Helloworld Travel stand also offered visitors the opportunity to win Travel Gift Cards and walk away with a Helloworld Travel drink bottle to keep cool while watching all the action.Helloworld Travel is the naming rights partner of Volleyball Australia.last_img read more

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