March on Wall Street South: Why big banks will be targeted

first_imgCharlotte, N.C. — Mobilizing has begun around the country for the March on Wall Street South: protest actions between Sept. 1 and 6 around the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Activities will include a Sept. 1 Festivaliberación!, focused on youth, students and immigrants; a Sept. 2 March on Wall Street South; and a Sept. 3 Southern Workers Assembly.A New York/New Jersey delegation joined a MWSS press conference on July 18 in front of the Charlotte-Meckenberg police station in downtown Charlotte. (See Aug. 2 Workers World issue for earlier coverage.) Among those who spoke were Larry Hales, an organizer with the Bail Out the People Movement, who mobilized for protests during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, and Teresa Gutierrez of the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights. This article covers the high points of their talks.“Dr. Martin Luther King said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said Hales. “We see that a great amount of injustice still exists in this world, in this country and this city, which many people witnessed by the recent killing of 28-year-old Black man Michael Lainey by the Charlotte-Mecklenberg police department.“Much of the suffering and injustice emanates from a system that is based on exploiting working people for their labor. Wars; police brutality; closing our schools, social centers, neighborhood pools; firing teachers — cutting back the entire social safety net that we won through years of struggle – are dictated by the wealthy and powerful, the banks, financial institutions and the corporations. That is why we are marching on Wall Street South.”Hales stressed, “Banks, financial institutions and corporations have been given at least $20 trillion of bailouts in federal money. It’s our tax money that is put into their pockets while we face constant cutbacks and suffering. This is a great crime and a great injustice. The workers create all wealth in society, not the bosses, corporations and banks. If every worker took the day off tomorrow, billions of dollars would be lost. It’s the workers who drive the buses and trains, open the stores, manufacture the goods and pick the fruit. Yet, the bankers and bosses got the largest welfare check ever issued in this country. It is time that we fight back.“We will be here in September to tell the bankers that we are not afraid of you. We’ll be here every day until then. Occupy Wall Street was just the opening salvo. We will be in the communities — Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, where there are workers, where there are people suffering and facing injustice — to say that we stand for you. Let’s fight for jobs and health care for all. Let’s occupy our schools to keep them open. Let’s occupy our neighbors’ homes and stop the foreclosures and evictions. Let’s stand up for our rights. March with us in September and continue every day after that. All power to the people!”‘Immigrant rights are workers’ rights’Gutierrez explained that “Immigrant rights groups, like other progressive organizations, are mobilizing all over the country to come to Charlotte in September. We consider this a very important event. We consider it crucial to send a message to everyone gathering here that what is needed is not millions of dollars for repression but money for jobs, housing and all the real problems that the people of this country face.“We want to tell you about the fight for immigrant rights. The press talks about the ‘good immigrant’ and the ‘bad immigrant.’ We are for the rights of all the undocumented to stay in this country and to fight for legalization. What could be more criminal than the economic and foreign policies that have forced our brothers and sisters to come here? What forces people to get in a boat in Haiti or to cross that brutal border into Arizona, risking their lives, if it isn’t desperate conditions? Who are the real criminals? Those who force people to come here because of legislation like NAFTA, which destabilized their homelands. That’s the real crime.“We want to send a message in September that we need unity for all people of color. We want violent acts such as the killing of Trayvon Martin to stop. It took an upsurge of his family and their supporters and many communities to get any attempt at justice for him.”Gutierrez emphasized, “We want jobs for all. If we win the right of legalization for immigrants, this benefits everyone. Our sign says ‘Immigrant Rights Are Workers’ Rights.’ The fight for immigrant rights is a fight for unions and for all of us. If we win the struggle for immigrants, we win the struggle for all workers.“That’s our message for September when we will march with the Coalition to March on Wall Street South. We sent a message to Wall Street in New York City last September that the 99% will continue to fight against the 1%. We’re sending that message again in Charlotte.”Community outreach is going on daily. MWSS mobilizing meetings take place at the Charlotte Solidarity Center every Monday at 7 p.m. For more information and to help with organizing, contact 704-266-0362, [email protected] or [email protected]; view website wallstsouth.org; or visit the Charlotte Solidarity Center at 516E. 15th St., which is open weekdays from noon to 5 p.m.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca”

first_imgBenefits Women At Work Presents its 2013 Annual Gala “Pasablanca” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 30, 2013 | 5:42 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Women At Work’s 34th annual gala honorees (l-r): Sen. Carol Liu – California State Senator, Cynthia Kurtz – CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and Wendy Keller – First Vice President, Community Bank. Photo courtesy of Women At WorkWomen At Work celebrates its 34th year of providing employment services to the community of Southern California. This year’s annual gala pays homage to the iconic film “Casablanca” and transports you to 1942 as you enter the upscale Rick’s Café Americain. Pose for photos with Humphrey Bogart, sing along with Sam, sway to World War II-era music and join in with the Arthur Murray dancers as you enter the intrigue of Morocco.The honorees are:Trailblazer Award: Cynthia Kurtz, CEO, San Gabriel Valley Economic PartnershipImagine someone spending her entire career in non-traditional roles for women. For decades Cynthia Kurtz has worked in leadership positions related to transportation, economic development, public works and city management. Since 2009 she has been president and CEO of the San Gabriel Valley EconomicPartnership, which fosters the success of businesses to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley.Heritage Award: Carol Liu California State SenatorChoosing the field of public service, Carol Liu began her career as an educator and school administrator before serving as a legislator. After serving eight years on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, she was elected in 2000 to the California State Assembly. Since 2008 she has been a member of the California State Senate, where she is the chair of the Education Committee. A member of the California Commission on the Status of Women, she has been a strong advocate for Women At Work.Accolade Award: Wendy Welch-Keller, First Vice President, Community BankThe inaugural Accolade Award will be presented to Wendy Welch-Keller for providing exceptional leadership on the Women At Work Board in a variety of ways. Professionally she is first vice president of Community Bank in Pasadena. The Accolade Award has been created to recognize someone whose efforts to further the Women At Work mission have gone far beyond expectations.This Annual Women At Work Gala will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m. at the University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena. Reception is at 5:00 p.m. and silent auction, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program, 8:45 p.m. dessert reception. Ticket costs $150 per person and $1,350 per table of 10. To order tickets or for more information go to www.WomenAtWork.org or call (626) 796-6870. The event will benefit Women At Work.Women At Work, a non-profit organization founded 34 years ago, provides assistance to people in all financial situations. Over the past year our clientele has increased 55 percent. In 2012 we provided career counseling, resume critique, job leads, job skills training and more to over 6,100 clients who visited the center. Now we are asking for your help!In this challenging economy more clients are struggling to find work and keep their confidence going strong. Services provided by Women At Work, from weekly Job Club meetings and tools for job seeking, to career counseling and resume critique help them while continuing their search for a better future. Women At Work has proved to be a lifeline for thousands of women and men, with a helping hand in a time of need. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community Newslast_img read more

Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County…

first_imgAdvertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print WhatsApp Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook NewsHealthLimerickJoint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda SíochánaBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2021 123 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleRevenue seize 72,000 cigarettes following vehicle searchNext articleLimerick priests ordered to pay legal costs of woman who sued after drain installed in husband’s grave Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSHSEKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Mid-West Major Emergency Management GroupUL Hospital Group Cllr Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtTHE people of Limerick and the entire Mid-West region are being urged to hold firm and to use the Easter break as an opportunity to further stamp out Covid-19 in our communities, so we can reduce the chance of outbreaks in healthcare settings, workplaces, our homes, and schools.The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick and the Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council have joined with their partners on the Mid-West Major Emergency Management Group in appealing for those across the region to continue to follow the health guidelines and current restrictions as efforts are ongoing to contain the spread of the coronavirus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Mid-West Major Emergency Management Group is a strategic interagency group comprising the local authorities of Limerick City and County, Clare and Tipperary and the HSE, UL Hospitals Group and An Garda Síochána and meets regularly to discuss operations in the region since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.While infection levels are significantly lower than they were in January, progress in suppressing the virus has stagnated.Latest HSE figures show there’s been a total of 206 new cases of the disease reported in the city and county over the past fortnight, while the 14-day incidence rate is edging upwards.Health experts say there is no single cause for the current levels of infection. Some areas of concern include lax behaviours in offices, such as lack of mask-wearing and poor social distancing; indoor social gatherings among young people, such as birthday parties; lack of social distancing and mask-wearing on public transport; family gatherings; and household visits. Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “The people of Limerick and the wider region must be commended for the part they have played in helping to stop the spread of the virus. The restrictions are very hard for some and are definitely draining for all but we must hold firm and have one final push to suppress the virus.”“It’s not been easy for many but we are beginning to turn the corner in the fight against the virus. I’m urging everyone to please remain home and stay within your 5k limit this Easter, so that we may enjoy brighter times ahead with our loved ones perhaps as early as this summer.” Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council said: “Firstly I’d like to wish the people of Limerick a very Happy Easter. The Easter break is a time of year where people tend to socialise more, but with our current levels of infection, this means that we must continue to following the health guidelines and remain socially distanced and within our 5km limit, so that we continue to protect families and our most vulnerable.”“I understand the fatigue felt by everyone at this stage, but we must remember that our efforts have helped prevent additional illness and death and that we need to make this extra effort to ensure we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”Since the start of March, there have only been five days where there have been fewer than 10 new cases in Limerick. Additionally, Limerick’s 14-day incidence rate saw a slight increase from 95.4 per 100,000 population to 105.7 in the past week. Dr Mai Mannix, Director of Public Health Mid-West said: “Non-compliance with Public Health guidelines in workplaces, and small to large social gatherings and household visits continue to keep our infection rates at a stubbornly high level.”“The B117 variant has resulted in the rapid spread of Covid-19, but largely in settings where people are not wearing masks, socially distancing, or spending too long together. This Easter, remember the simplest of measures to protect yourself from this virus could prevent a local business from temporarily closing and help avoid a serious outbreak in your household and community.”A large Garda operation plan is planned for the weekend. Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche of the Limerick Garda Division explained: “Figures for Covid-19 are higher than was expected, there is a fear that these numbers will rise over the Easter break. Yes, there will be extra checkpoints and Garda patrols of our amenities and beauty spots here in Limerick, yes Gardaí have issued a large number of fines on the spot but that should not be the reason you stay within your 5km.”“Gardaí are appealing to people to adhere to the restrictions because it’s the safest action to take, it will keep the number of infections down and it could save lives The vaccines are here, there is light at the end of the tunnel so this Easter and every day for another short period of time please protect yourself and others by staying within your 5km.”Meanwhile, UL Hospitals Group is currently embarking on the return of non-Covid patient services that had been stood down or curtailed across its sites in response to the early 2021 surge in infection.As the vaccination programme rolls out, everyone must continue to practise distancing and the other simple public health measures that remain our main defence against a fourth wave, and illnesses, hospitalisations and deaths on the scale experienced by our community in January and February. Colette Cowan, CEO, UL Hospitals Group said: “Easter is traditionally a time of renewal and hope, and we do look forward to the ongoing reintroduction of our hospital services, not only in service to but also in solidarity with, the people of the Mid-West, who have done so much to hold back the spread of COVID-19 in our communities over the past two months and throughout this pandemic.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

Mortgage Delinquencies Experience Seasonal Rise in April

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services First Look at Mortgage Data Foreclosure Inventory Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Delinquencies Mortgage Delinquencies Experience Seasonal Rise in April Black Knight Financial Services First Look at Mortgage Data Foreclosure Inventory Foreclosure Starts Mortgage Delinquencies 2015-05-22 Brian Honea Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 5/22/2015 Next: Senate Banking Committee Approves Financial Regulatory Relief Bill While foreclosure starts have experienced a couple of seasonal increases in recent months, Black Knight Financial Services reported in its “First Look” at April 2015 mortgage data that it was delinquencies that ticked slightly upward to due seasonality.The Black Knight report released Friday revealed that delinquencies in April slightly increased by 1.46 percent, pushing the national rate up to 4.77 percent – still a low number by post-crisis standards. The 4.77 percent represented a total of 2.41 million single-family residential properties, while the increase of 1.46 percent represented a jump of about 35,000. Year-over-year, there was a decline of about 15 percent (about 406,000 properties) in the number of delinquent properties.Meanwhile, foreclosure inventory – the total number of mortgage loans in some state of foreclosure – continued its decline toward pre-crisis levels in April by falling 25.5 percent year-over-year down to 1.51 percent, about 764,000 properties. It is the lowest level for foreclosure inventory since January 2008 right at the beginning of the recession.Foreclosure starts totaled 73,500 for April, a decline of 22 percent from March and from 7 percent from April 2014. The monthly prepayment rate, which is generally a good indicator of refinance activity, were up by more than 60 percent year-over-year in April up to 1.39 percent despite a month-over-month decline of 14.5 percent.Foreclosure starts have totaled less than 100,000 every month since January 2014 but have largely been up and down from month-to-month in the last three years, according to Black Knight data. In January, they totaled 94,300; in February, the fell down to 79,700; in March, they rose back up to 94,100; and back down to 73,500 for April.Florida had the largest six-month rate of improvement for non-current loans among states in April with a 17.4 percent decline, according to Black Knight. Florida’s non-current loan rate of 8.40 percent for April was nearly two full percentage points ahead of the state with the second-largest six-month improvement (Illinois, which experienced a 15.14 percent decline down to 6.45 percent). Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img May 22, 2015 1,504 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Delinquencies Experience Seasonal Rise in April The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Pukki, Klopp win Premier League awards

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August. The 29-year-old beat Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to the award. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims August’s Manager of the Month prize after his side won all four of their opening league games. Roy Hodgson, Brendan Rodgers and Pep Guardiola were the three other nominees for the award. Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley maintained their perfect start and saw the club record a 13th consecutive league victory. Pukki scored five goals in four games in August in what is his maiden Premier League season, including a hat-trick in their 3-1 victory against Newcastle. The Finland international, signed on a free transfer from Danish side Brondby IF in 2018, scored 29 league goals to help Norwich seal promotion to the top flight as Sky Bet Championship winners last term. Aguero tops the scoring chart with six to his name, ahead of team-mate Sterling (five) and Barnes (four). Pukki and the Canaries take on City at Carrow Road on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League. Firmino, who has contributed two goals and two assists for Liverpool this season, has yet to win a Player of the Month award.Tags: Ashley BarnesJurgen KloppPep GuardiolaPremier LeagueRoy HodgsonTeemu Pukkilast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16, 2015: Friday, August 14, 2015•12:54 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington by known suspect(s).•1:30 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation and a verbal disturbance by a known suspect in the 1100 N., Wellington.•1:41 a.m. Season Jamos, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for probation on original charge of interference with law enforcement.•10:34 a.m. Carol S. Brown, 71, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with keeping more than four cats.•5:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block Shady Lane, Wellington.•7:40 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block SW Lake Road, Wellington.•8:04 p.m. Joseph W. Gould, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10:23 p.m. Robert J. Kimzey, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance, illegal registration and disobeyed stop sign.Saturday, August 15, 2015•1:29 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to residence siding in the 600 block W. 3rd, Wellington.•2:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:57 a.m. Zechariah J. Smith, 34, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•11:05 a.m. Lynzey E. Jones, 31, Wellington was served a summons to appear for noisy dogs and keeping more than four adult dogs without a Kennel license.•11:55 a.m. Anthony M. Moody III, 20, Wellington was served a summons to appear for two counts of unlawful tethering of a dog.•12:43 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington for miscellaneous grocery items.•3:38 p.m. William E. Moore III, 28, Wellington was served a summons to appear for animal cruelty, three counts of unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of no Wellington registrations.•3:38 p.m. Kayla Compton, 25, Wellington was served a Summons to Appear for animal cruelty, three counts of unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of No Wellington registrations.•3:38 p.m. Kayla Compton, 25, Wellington was served a Summons to appear for unlawful tethering of a dog and two counts of No Wellington registrations.•3:48 p.m. James Kessenger, 23, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.•3:50 p.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 300 block E. 10th, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Jeffery A. Brungardt, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no tag light.•8:55 p.m. Mark D. Atkerson, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and defective taillights.•9:05 p.m. Amber L. Gould, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light.•10 p.m. Jeffery R. Heersche, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•10:15 p.m. Devin C. McCue, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.•10:35 p.m. Chelsea L. Walker, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.Sunday, August 16, 2015•9:43 a.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.last_img read more

Two Rare White Giraffes Killed In Kenya

first_imgThe manager of the reserve called it a very sad day for Kenya, and said, “We are the only community in the world who are custodians of the white giraffes.”There is just one white giraffe left at the sanctuary.The giraffes were not albino, but lacked pigment for coloration. (Nairobi) — Two rare white giraffes, a female and her calf, have been allegedly killed by poachers in Kenya.Wildlife officials said Tuesday the skeletal remains of the giraffes have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Kenya.Officials estimate that the bones had been there for at least four months. last_img read more

Govt still mum on clarity of Opposition list of nominees

first_imgGECOM Chair selectionOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoPresident David GrangerFormer Attorney GeneralAnil NandlallFormer Opposition Chief Whip Gail TeixeiraAt end of the third day of talks between the Government and Opposition representatives on nominees for the new Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) still could not get clarity on whether its reduced list of five names are acceptable by President David Granger.PPP Executive Member and former Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, who is leading the team on behalf of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had written her government counterpart, Joseph Harmon, the Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, seeking clarity on a number of issues including what it meant by “shortlisting”, among other terms used.According to Teixeira, while the Opposition has accepted the rejection of six names from a pool of 11 nominees, they are still not sure whether those five “shortlisted” are acceptable to the president or not.Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall stated that there was no decision made at that engagement, whereby 13 names were agreed upon for consideration by the President and the Leader of the Opposition.“We attended today’s (Thursday’s) meeting with the hope of securing this crucial clarification and we sought same at the very commencement of the meeting. Without giving us a clear and definitive assurance that the names “shortlisted” are “not unacceptable” to the President, the President’s delegation proceeded to add another name to those already “shortlisted”. Notwithstanding, we continue to clamour for that crucial clarification, but in vain. Instead, the President’s delegation begun to bizarrely demand that we begin to “hammer out” the eight (8) names suggested by the President”, Nandlall later explained.Nandlall further pointed out that the eight names having emanated from the President, must be taken to be “not unacceptable” to the President and that Article 161 (2), as interpreted by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), requires the “hammering out” of names submitted by the Opposition Leader in order to identify those which find the “not acceptability” of the President, since the President is not permitted to appoint one of his own choosing.“It is at this stage that we were met with the shocking disclosure from the President’s delegation that those 8 names do not enjoy the confidence of the President!!! Expectedly, this disclosure revealed to us that continuing the engagement would not yield the desired result. Hence, we decided to abort it and revert to our respective Principals”, he added.As such, Nandlall highlighted that only five names were “shortlisted” in moving forward and they are none the wiser in relation to the reason for the “shortlisting”.Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at his weekly press conference had said that the engagement between the representatives is time-wasting.Apart from noting that some of the objections raised by the representatives from the government’s side on his 11 nominees are frivolous, Jagdeo added that it appears as though the members of government’s delegation seem to be exercising their own opinions on the Opposition’s nominees and then still have to go to the President for his.“If this is a time-wasting thing then let’s go back to the Leader of the Opposition meeting directly with the President on this matter. So if he says directly I find this name acceptable or unacceptable then we can discuss that or if he gives a reason (for rejection) then I can say that’s not an objective reason directly to his face rather than go through these representatives because right we don’t know on whose behalf they’re speaking,” the Opposition Leader posited, noting that his representatives is constantly in touch with him and seeking his input during the discussions.Moreover, Jagdeo went onto accuse the Coalition of putting up a front to mislead the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which will be handing down consequential orders today on the way forward, as part of their tactic to delay the impending elections.“I had warned right when we came out of the meeting (with the President last week) that we have to watch out during this short period that they may seem like they’re full of cooperation and want to be helpful etc… But once we get pass the consequential order of the court, because the court would feel ‘Oh, there’s a process ongoing so let us not interfere in this’, that thereafter everything slows down consistent with their thrust to delay elections,” the Opposition Leader stated.last_img read more

Kane Williamson named New Zealand Test captain

first_imgLeading batsman Kane Williamson has been confirmed as New Zealand’s 29th Test captain. The 25-year-old Williamson has already captained New Zealand in 34 one-day or Twenty20 internationals and will now succeed Brendon McCullum as captain in all three formats.New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said Willimason “has been a leader within the team for a long time and already shown himself to be an extremely capable captain. He is respected by his peers and the wider cricket community for his professional approach both on and off the field, and has a superb cricket brain.”Williamson said he had learned a lot from McCullum and “the culture that he and Mike (Hesson) have cultivated has been a huge part of this team’s success in recent times.”last_img read more

SeaWorld offers new inside look of animal exhibits

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- SeaWorld offers shows, rides and attractions but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of their animal exhibits? SeaWorld’s new Inside Look gives guests the chance to see what the vets see, go where the rescuers go, and learn for themselves hoe San Diego’s premier marine-life park cares for thousands of animals every day.KUSI’s Allie Wagner was there to get a sneak peak of their new program. SeaWorld offers new inside look of animal exhibits KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more