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Maserati drives in 2019 Quattroporte edition at Rs 174 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Italian luxury carmaker Maserati Tuesday said it has launched the latest edition of Quattroporte in India with price starting at Rs 1.74 crore (ex-showroom India). The 2019 Quattroporte’s GranLusso version is priced at Rs 1.74 crore while the Gransport version is tagged at Rs 1.79 crore. The model comes fitted with 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine mated to an eight-speed ZF gearbox. The 2019 edition of Quattroporte comes with new colours, wheel designs and interior veneers, redesigned gearshift lever and Pieno Fiore natural leather interiors.last_img read more

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President confident unity Government will continue

President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday said he is confident the unity Government will continue until 2020. Sirisena told local newspaper editors that despite attempts by the opposition to topple his Government he will ensure it remains till his term in office ends. His refusal to do so has led to a rift in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party with some members threatening to leave and join the opposition.Sirisena said that there are divisions within any political party and the degree of the rift changes from time to time. Asked about the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Sri Lanka, President Sirisena said that the government would continue to implement the agreed terms. Sirisena, who heads the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement with the United National Party. He said that charges against violation of party discipline are being studied and action would be taken after completion of investigations.Sirisena said he is dedicated and committed to build the Sri Lanka Freedom Party as a clean, unstained, uncorrupt and principled party that provides leadership to the nation through honest and dedicated politicians.“The people in the country yearn for unstained politicians and my determination is to ensure that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is a party that provides such politicians to make the people’s dream a reality,” he said. “It is a slow process and we cannot have speedy solutions. However we have categorically stated that the government would implement those clauses while safeguarding the sovereignty and independence and only the steps that are compatible to the country would be taken,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Companies push ahead on pot gummy plans despite hazy regulations

TORONTO — Chewy, colourful cannabis-infused gummies in bright colours and in the shape of animals or creatures are among the best-selling edible pot products on the black market — but Canadians shouldn’t expect them on legal shelves.Regulations that will make edibles legal come into force Oct. 17, exactly a year after Canada legalized the sale and purchase of dried and fresh cannabis, oil, seeds and plants. The rules laid out so far are aimed at keeping the new pot products out of the hands of kids and stipulate they can’t be seen as “appealing to young persons” — but Health Canada has yet to provide additional details on exactly what crosses the line.That leaves companies grappling with how to market gummies — an already popular adult product based on a children’s treat — without being too much fun.THC-infused gummy bears are unlikely to be among the new products set to hit legal shelves as early as December but companies are pushing ahead with pot-gummy plans they believe will allow them to eventually cash in on consumer demand without resorting to colourless and flavourless blobs. Licensed producer Zenabis Ltd.  said it is prioritizing the gummies’ category of edibles because of its demonstrated and growing appeal south of the border, said Kyrsten Dewinetz, its program manager of food and beverage services.“It’s popular with many different demographics… We’re probably going to forge ahead a little bit more quickly in this category,” she said, adding Zenabis aims to launch its line of gummies by early 2020.The earliest new goods can be sold legally will be mid-December, due to the required 60-day notice companies must provide to Health Canada of their intent to sell them.A recent survey of Canadians conducted by Deloitte showed that current users’ most-preferred edible format was a gummy at 26 per cent, followed by cookies at 23 per cent, brownies at 22 per cent and chocolate at 16 per cent.Gummies are appealing to consumers for a variety of reasons, including portability and the ability to conceal them easily in public, said Rishi Malkani, a partner focusing on cannabis mergers and acquisitions for Deloitte.“They’re tiny, they’re easily ingestible, you could do it quite discreetly… It’s a little easier to transport or take with you to an event than brownies or other edibles, or even beverages for that matter.”The Canadian market for the soon-to-be-legalized goods is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles amounting to $1.6 billion alone, according to Deloitte.In the U.S., where edibles are already available in several states where recreational pot is legalized, gummies are more popular than ever, according to BDS Analytics.During the first four months of 2019, 17 of the top 20 selling ingestible products in California, Colorado and Oregon were gummies, according the U.S. firm.And despite similar rules requiring that edibles makers not appeal to kids in various states, cannabis gummies and candy ripping off well-known brands continue to pop up.In July, confectionery giant Mondelez Canada launched a lawsuit in a California court against a company called Stoney Patch Kids, whose products look virtually identical to its Sour Patch Kids product.The risks to children of such products were outlined in recent research by the Canadian Paediatric Society, which found that a “significant number of young children” required medical care after ingesting cannabis in the months surrounding legalization last October.The preliminary research found 16 reported cases involving recreational pot between September and December 2018.And in late July, the Quebec government decided to unveil its own more stringent rules for pot edibles that would ban the sale of cannabis candies, confections and desserts including chocolate and “any other product that is attractive to minors.”The provincial government said that Ottawa’s measures to regulate so-called Cannabis 2.0 products would not allow Quebec to “achieve its public health and safety objectives.” Quebec’s rules are subject to a 45-day public consultation before they take effect.If Quebec’s stricter edibles come into force, that could result in a $300-million annual drop in Quebec’s cannabis market — and $40 million lost on gummies alone, according to Deloitte.“It will be a significant impact,” said Malkani, noting that gummies are expected to account for roughly eight or nine per cent of edibles in Quebec.It’s a move that officials in Washington State almost took last year, when it unexpectedly asked pot edibles makers to halt production of candies and gummies in October. Regulators later softened its stance to allow for candies and gummies, but limited the colours and shapes to only those from a government-approved list and issued packaging guidelines.Health Canada has said edibles must not be “reasonably considered to be appealing to a young person” but has not stipulated which colours, flavours or shapes will be allowed.The level of appeal to children of a given product will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and the factors used include shape, colour, flavour, name, packaging and how it is presented, agency officials told reporters on a briefing in June.“If a gummy bear is appealing to a young person, would that be permitted? The answer is no,” one Health Canada official said.The federal agency said that it would publish guidance that will outline the factors to be considered, but the additional details have yet to be released.Meanwhile, companies are rushing to get production of these goods started as soon as possible to avoid the initial supply shortages seen in the wake of legalization last October.Cam Battley, the chief commercial officer for Aurora Cannabis Inc., said the licensed producer agrees with the government’s overall objective but there remains a “lack of clarity” on exactly what is permissible. Still, he said the Edmonton-based firm has a gummy game plan — but would not go into specifics.“We’re confident that we have a strategy that will successfully thread that needle, supporting the policy objectives of migrating those patients over to the legal system but at the same time not being attractive to children,” said Battley. Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 4, 2014 3:39 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,504.48 up 18.28 points):Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSX:SIM). Miner. Up two cents, or 6.06 per cent, to 35 cents on 10.2 million shares.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up seven cents, or 0.23 per cent, to $30.75 on 6.9 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 63 cents, or 1.77 per cent, to $35.01 on 5.4 million shares. The Calgary-based company posted quarterly operating earnings of $973 million, or 66 cents a share, 12 cents short of expectations. It also hiked its dividend 15 per cent to 23 cents a share.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up nine cents, or 2.27 per cent, to $4.05 on 5.3 million shares.TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL). Oil and gas. Down 14 cents, or 1.83 per cent, to $7.50 on 4.6 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $5.92 on 4.4 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (947.71 up 6.94 points):Crown Gold Corp. (TSXV:CWM). Miner. Unchanged at one cent on 5.5 million shares.Vulcan Minerals Inc. (TSXV:VUL). Miner. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 12.5 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 5.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA). Communication services. Up 53 cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $25.62 on 989,814 shares. The company had $69 million of net income in its fourth quarter — up $3.3 million from a year earlier — while its adjusted earnings were unchanged at 38 cents per share. Bell Aliant GP, which operates the phone, Internet and TV business, had $688.7 million of revenue in the three-month period — down from $694.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (TSX:CM). Bank. Down 32 cents, or 0.37 per cent, to $85.49 on one million shares. The bank has partnered with a second major wireless carrier, Telus (TSX:T), to give more customers the ability to make payments with their smartphones.Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX:WB). Travel and leisure. Down four cents, or 0.25 per cent, to $15.69 on 139,460 shares. The company says a drop in customer visits to its ski resorts in the final months of 2013 pushed down its first-quarter revenue and adjusted earnings. Its net loss also more than doubled to $12.3 million in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with $5.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012. read more

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BC Ferries plans offpeak travel discounts and airlinestyle booking system

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2014 2:49 pm MDT VICTORIA – BC Ferries says its customers should be able to reserve trips like they would book airline tickets and hotel rooms and receive discounted fares online at off-peak travel times.Company president Mike Corrigan said Wednesday that the service has submitted a plan to BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee as part of a cost-cutting operation to reduce the pressure on potential fare increases.He said the Fare Flexibility and Digital Experience Initiative will modernize how BC Ferries sets prices, markets travel, manages loads and discounts fares at off-peak travel times through e-commerce and information-and-technology upgrades.Corrigan said fare discounts haven’t been determined, but the current reservation-fee system will be dropped for customers who book online, while travellers who arrive at the ferry terminal without booking will pay more.“When people book, the beauty will be they have certainty of travel,” Corrigan said. “They will go online, they will plan, book and pay online and when they show up at the ferry terminal it will just be confirmation that they’ve done so and they will travel aboard the ferry.”Currently, ferry customers arrive at terminals and wait in line to pay with cash or credit cards. Customers who purchase a reservation prior to arrival are placed in a separate line where they are guaranteed a spot on a specific ferry sailing.“We actually want to reverse that model and do what other companies are doing and basically have everybody pre-pay,” said Corrigan.“Some airlines and other companies have 95 per cent to 98 per cent of their transactions paid for before their customers even show up. That’s where we want to get to.”He said the plan, which won’t be ready until 2017, will cost up to $15 million to implement but could be paid off within three years because traffic is expected to increase by up to five per cent.Macatee must approve the plan.BC Ferries is currently undergoing an efficiency plan to cut $54 million in costs in an effort to keep fare increases in check. BC Ferries plans off-peak travel discounts and airline-style booking system read more

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Ryanair hits back at Aer Lingus strike price hike accusation

first_imgThe company, however says that this is nothing to do with the strike by rival staff.“Ryanair always offers the lowest fares, regardless of the actions or inactions of high cost airlines.“Our lowest fares are sold on a first come, first served basis – and rise only as quickly as the low fare class are sold in the 6 months prior to departure – and we will carry tens of thousands of passengers to and from Ireland over the bank holiday weekend, who choose Ryanair not only for the lowest fares, but also for our industry-leading punctuality and customer service.”The ITAA said that they had seen a drop in bookings for the bank holiday as a result of the strike by IMPACT cabin crew at Aer Lingus.Read: Here’s how much the threatened Aer Lingus strike is adding to travel costs RYANAIR HAS DENIED that it is using the impending Aer Lingus strike to jack up prices.The Irish Travel Agents Association today claimed that flying from Dublin to London Gatwick during the threatened strike on 30 May will cost €238.99 compared to just €53.99 the following weekend.While a check of the Ryanair website confirms this, the company points out that flights into Stansted are cheaper.last_img read more

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One million court cases postponed

first_imgGo-slow action by judges and prosecutors since September has resulted in more than one million cases being postponed, adding to a massive backlog that has built up in the country’s courts over the years, Kathimerini understands. Hundreds of thousands of civil and criminal cases have reportedly been frozen and thousands more are expected to be put off after judges and prosecutors decided to extend their rolling walkouts until January 19, escalating their protest at fresh cuts to their salaries imposed by the government as part of new austerity measures demanded by the country’s foreign creditors. The protracted action is believed to have deprived the cash-strapped state of millions of euros in much-needed revenue as countless cases regarding tax arrears as well as offenses where convictions are translated into financial penalties have been postponed. All the country’s courts have joined the walkouts apart from the Supreme Court and the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, which is pursuing legal action on behalf of its judges. Last Sunday, judges and prosecutors voted to extend their work-to-rule protest until January 19 despite the government’s offer of concessions that would have softened the blow of the reductions. Supreme Court president Rena Asimakopoulou and Supreme Court prosecutor Yiannis Tentes had addressed their colleagues before the vote in a bid to change their mind to no avail. Tentes had asked his colleagues to “lower their gaze to society and heed the demand of citizens for judicial functionaries to contribute to curbing tax evasion and widespread lawlessness.” Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Try This Time short for play with Texas twist

first_imgTime is running out to see “Southern Hospitality,” the latest production from Slocum House Theatre Company. In the play, Honey Raye touts a townwide celebration as part of a pitch to woo a salsa company to move its operations to Fayro, Texas. The celebration, however, doesn’t exist. It’s up to Rhonda Lynn, Honey Raye, Twink and Frankie to put the event together in time for the company’s visit.When: 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday.Where: Slocum House, 605 Esther St., Vancouver.Admission: $13, and $11 for seniors 60 and older.Telephone: 360-696-2427.On the Web: http://slocumhouse.com.The production is one of several weekend entertainment options in Clark County and Portland. Others include a festival devoted to mushrooms and a concert that brings together several area musicians.1. Mushroom festival sprouts in downtown VancouverVisitors can learn about growing, hunting and cooking mushrooms at the Great Downtown Mushroom Hunt. In addition, downtown Vancouver eateries will prepare sample appetizers, and a beer garden will feature drinks from By the Bottle. The event includes live music by There She Goes.When: 3-5:30 p.m. today.Where: Turtle Place, Seventh and Main streets, Vancouver.Admission: Free.Telephone: 360-258-1129.On the Web: http://vdausa.org.2. Area musicians team up for benefit concertSeveral local musicians will take the stage in a benefit concert for the Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center. The bill includes guitarist Doug Smith, vocalist and flautist Judy Koch, pianist Thomas Rheingans and mezzo soprano Sandra Klemm.When: 4 p.m. Sunday.Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 W. 39th St., Vancouver.Admission: $10.Telephone: 360-696-1615.On the Web: http://cpcc2.eventbrite.com.3. OMSI exhibit focuses on youYou are the subject of the latest exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. “Identity: An Exhibition of You,” explores the physical, psychological and social elements in people’s lives that make them tick and challenges our notions of personal identity. It uses our body, thoughts and relationships to make connections with scientific aspects such as our genes and brains. “Identity” opens today and continues through Feb. 6.last_img read more

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Clark County charter foe backer make their case

first_imgWhen it comes to making changes to how Clark County government operates, Nan Henriksen, a proponent of a proposed home rule charter, told The Columbian’s editorial board Tuesday that it was a matter of good government, one that would decrease “cronyism and favoritism.”On the opposite end of the spectrum, Judith Anderson, an opponent of the charter, called it too drastic a change that would “build a firewall” between residents and elected officials.“Our (current) county government is really flexible because it can respond to citizen issues,” Anderson said.Henriksen disputed that point, saying the charter wouldn’t make county government any less flexible but rather delineate roles and boost representation.The proposed charter calls for changing the role and function of the three-member elected county board, limiting its involvement in day-to-day operations and renaming its members councilors. The day-to-day operations would be handed to an unelected county manager.The charter also expands the board from three members to five, and calls for all but one of the councilors to be elected by district in the general election. The fifth councilor, who would act as the chairman of the board, would be elected countywide.The changes address systemic problems that have become a focal point in county government, said Henriksen, who previously served as the chairwoman of the 15-member board of freeholders. She said the freeholders worked hard to ensure they had a fair document to take to voters in November.last_img read more

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Canadas immigration website crashes during election night

first_imgAs Donald Trump won battleground key states on election night and his path to the White House became clear, Canada’s immigration website crashed.The website was unavailable as of 11:20 p.m., Tuesday, telling those interested in moving to Canada, “500- Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”Meanwhile, Canada’s official Twitter account sent out a not-so-subtle message: In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016The website appeared to come back online later.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Fortnite Brute changes coming in next update Epic says

first_img This has to be a joke…..— Zach (@Zachary78900) August 9, 2019 Epic community manager Nathan Mooney posted on the Fortnite subreddit Tuesday that the company was “evaluating” the mech gameplay. “Right now, we’re evaluating Brute gameplay, as well as observing how it performs across all modes and skill levels,” he said. “We are also working to fix movement-related bugs with the Brute to address exploits.”Fortnite players created Reddit threads and tweets about the Brute, saying it’s far too powerful to be used in the game. A video from Sunday shows Fortnite pro Turner “Tfue” Tenney telling his Twitch viewers how much he hates the mech after one caused his game to crash. Even Fortnite World Cup solos champ Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf found himself losing a match to a player in the Brute.Originally published on Aug. 6.Update, Aug. 9: Adds details of changes from Epic.  Post a comment Gaming 0 Epic will make a few changes to the Brute in update v10.10. Epic Games Season 10 of Fortnite offered one big change when it went live on Aug. 1 — the inclusion of a mech called Brute. Since then, players have been expressing their frustration over the powerful mech on social media, and developer Epic Games is going to make some changes to mech’s overpowered rocket launcher. Epic will alter the Brute in the next update, according to a developer blog post Friday. The robot’s rocket launcher will soon have a visible targeting laser and audio cues to let players know when they’re in the mech’s sights. It’s not a big change, but the sudden barrage of rockets from a non-visible Brute was one of the big issues players had with the new addition to the game.Epic says it also fixed mobility bugs causing an exploit with the Brute’s boost that some players use. The changes will come in update v10.10, which will likely release next week.Players responded to Epic’s tweet about the changes in a less than positive manner.  Share your voice GET RID OF THE BRUTE IN COMP NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW— Leo (@LeoJayT) August 9, 2019 Great, we get to know we’re dead a few seconds earlier than before, just what I wanted— @Ta5tyy2 is dad (@IPixelzzz) August 9, 2019 Tags Fortnitelast_img read more

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MadeinIndia train with 160 kmph top speed to run from June

first_imgMade-in-India train with 160 km per hour speed to run from JuneCreativeCommons/Belur AshokFirst India-made semi high-speed train will hit the tracks in June 2018. The self-propelled train, with state-of-the-art amenities, can run at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour, making it the fastest in the country. The indigenously built train is expected to replace all Shatabdi trains in a phased manner. The train will have 16 coaches and each of them costs Rs 6 crore, according to an Economic Times Report. The manufacturing cost of the train is estimated to be around Rs 100 crore, it added.Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai run by Indian Railways is manufacturing the train. It will sport modular toilets, automatic plug doors, plush interiors and diffused lighting.  Also, the train will have large windows for non-AC coaches, ergonomic handholds and rubberized flooring.Made-in-India 160 km per hour train to run from June https://t.co/OjmAbKBfG7via NMApp pic.twitter.com/le1zhUOvfj— Piyush Goyal Office (@PiyushGoyalOffc) 16 March 2018″This will be the first ever semi high-speed train that is being manufactured by Indian Railways on its own. The train set would be able to run at the speed of 160 km per hour, making it the fastest in the country,” Economic Times quoted Sudhanshu Mani, ICF general manager, as saying.If the new made-in-India trains went well, it will gradually replace all Shatabdi trains, Mani said, adding that its seating would be more spacious.ICF, one of the leading coach manufacturers for the Indian Railways, is now engaged in manufacturing of premium train sets under the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.”We’ll be producing a record number of 2,500 rail coaches including 1,100 LHB coaches this year, which will be the highest ever for the ICF facility,” Mani added.According to ICF, this will be the first-of-its-kind train set fully made in India when it rolls out from the factory.last_img read more

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Stations of the Cross for trafficking victims protests New Yorks decriminalizat …

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,NEW YORK (RNS) — They began the day outside the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan, where many young, vulnerable people arriving in New York for the first time come across their predators. This was the first Station of the Cross (Jesus’ condemnation).A handful of 50 or so people led by the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, who chairs the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Taskforce Against Human Trafficking, stood amid the steady stream of commuters in the chill of an early April morning and read the New Testament account of Jesus being sentenced to death and taking up his cross.Then it was on to other spots in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn by bus, stopping six more times to highlight the lives of sex trafficking’s victims through an abbreviated Stations of the Cross, a traditional penitential rite often performed during Lent on Good Friday, usually inside a church.Each stop on their route was a place where people are commonly ensnared and exploited by sex traffickers and, with each stop, the group of pilgrims finding resonances between the suffering of victims of trafficking and the passion of Jesus: a strip club and “track” — a pick-up joint, in sex workers’ parlance — where Jesus falls for the first and third time; Covenant House, a Catholic Church refuge where victims are given succor and relief, an allusion to the fourth station, where Jesus meets his mother.The last stop was a Brooklyn motel, notorious for its use as a brothel, to illustrate the moment when Jesus is nailed to the cross.Though many Americans’ perception of sex trafficking is of foreigners who are tricked to coming to the U.S. against their will and all but imprisoned, most sex trafficking victims here are American born, according to Dannhauser. They often become sex slaves through a relationship with their abuser.As Dannhauser accompanied the pilgrims on the stations, she shared a pre-recorded story and prayer from a former victim of sex trafficking she had counseled, named Iryna, who had met her pimp on the train: “I was madly in love with him, he was so attentive. But that didn’t last long. He became moody and controlling. He didn’t like my friends. Soon I couldn’t even sit right or stand right. So by the time he began selling me it wasn’t such a big deal — I already thought I was no good.”Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, who chairs the Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Taskforce Against Human Trafficking. RNS photo by Rosie Dawson.The Stations of the Cross was also a mobile protest. In New York state, where, according to the advocacy group Sanctuary for Families, 4,000 children are sold and trafficked for sex purposes every night, legislators are considering a proposal to decriminalize all aspects of the sex trade. If approved, it would be the first such law in the U.S.Dannhauser, associate rector at Church of the Incarnation in New York, and her colleagues are fiercely opposed to the bill. “If we allow this to happen we will go back to the days of the ’70s, when you had lines of African-American women lined up in Times Square like slaves on an auction block. Wherever you have men engaged in providing sex work, you have victims of trafficking. Decriminalize the industry and you increase demand and increase supply.”Dannhauser wants to see the state adopt the so-called Nordic model, which decriminalizes those forced into the sex trade but criminalizes pimps and buyers of sexual services. She says her group’s ultimate aim is to put an end to the sex industry.DecrimNY, a coalition to “decriminalize, decarcerate and destigmatize the sex trade” in New York that is backing the bill, claims that ending the demand for prostitution does not lead to a decrease in trafficking. “The outreach to trafficked workers is often through arrest and incarceration,” said DecrimNY spokeswoman Jessica Raven, “and that in itself is traumatizing. Those most likely to be exploited are the poor and homeless, and they should be reached through service provision and other resources.”DecrimNY’s proposal also has the support of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the World Health Organization. They point to a five-year study of the effects of decriminalization in New Zealand, which suggested that it had not led to an increase in the sex industry.New York state Sen. Jessica Ramos, a Democrat who is sponsoring the proposal, is keen to draw a distinction between decriminalization and legalization. “We are not looking to legalize sex work or encourage the industry through licensing businesses,” she said. “But we need to acknowledge that this work takes place and that the best way to ensure that it is safe is to empower people to report violence against them when it happens.”A key area of disagreement revolves around the extent to which people selling sex are free agents.Anthony Favale, who until recently headed up the New York Police Department’s human trafficking unit, said that in his experience nearly everyone involved in prostitution had experienced coercion. “They may think they are doing this from choice, but if you go back far enough, you come back to the point where they were manipulated or forced,” he told Religion News Service. “Then they adapt to it. Some may not even see themselves as victims. Some become predators themselves.”Ramos said she had no statistics to counter Dannhauser’s claim that 90 percent of sex workers have been trafficked, “but I can tell you anecdotally,” she said, “from the people I know in my district who are sex workers, that that is not true.”She points instead to other ways people are victimized, i.e., by sex trade prosecution, citing police surveillance of men buying sex that is sometimes undertaken to identify and deport immigrants, rather than cut down on prostitution.But Dannhauser says the ultimate goal must be to end prostitution altogether.“Legislators should be looking at doing the hard work involved in providing sustainable alternatives to the sex trade,” she said. “Our job as Christians is to uphold and respect the dignity of every human being. Prostitution is inherently dehumanizing and falls far short of the abundant life to which God calls us.”You can hear more about “New York Stations of the Cross” on the BBC World Service program Heart and Soul. Share This! By: Rosie Dawson Share This! News Share This! Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious left August 29, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Rosie Dawson Rosie Dawson DIY Faith • News Rosie Dawson,Load Comments,Stranded at New York auto show, car writers meet for (corporate-sponsored) seder Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Easter service portrays Jesus’ resurrection at Md. cemetery’s replica tomb News By: Rosie Dawson TagsEpiscopal Church homepage featured human trafficking New York City sex trafficking stations of the cross,You may also like Share This! Dinner church movement sets the table for food, faith and friendships August 29, 2019last_img read more

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Howard University Faculty Call For Presidents Dismissal In Blistering OpenLetter

first_imgHoward University faculty and administrators released a scathing letter last week calling for the ouster of HU president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, saying that his “presidency is failed and represents a dark and shameful moment in Howard’s history.”Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. (Screengrab YouTube)The undated letter, which copied members of the Washington Post, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report as well as organizations such at the United Negro College Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank, was signed by “Concerned Howard University Administrators, Faculty and Staff.”An asterisk by the writers notes that they chose to remain anonymous because of fear of reprisals from Frederick and his provost, Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh.   More…last_img read more

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Do the dub like the Jamaicans do in Delhi

first_imgWhen a city band manages to spend four years together, you know they have it going. That’s what BassFoundation, the band will be celebrating in the city — being together as a band for four years. Millennium Post caught up with them before their celebratory performance. Here are excerpts: What does the name BassFoundation signify?Our group is all about bass music. It bears a close resemblance to Jamaican music culture and dub music. Bass is a melody of music which we believe brings people together. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What is your performance today all about?It is our fourth anniversary celebration. It was during this time that we forayed into electronica four years back. For today’s performance, we will play exclusive compositions along with dub plates from Jamaican music.How has the audience reacted to your music?The response has been phenomenal. You really cannot be here for four years unless you are accpeted. Even the electronica and dub music scene has grown over the years in India. Even in Delhi, since I belong to the city, people love electronic music. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYour achievements so far…One of the most memorable ones was when we played at Croatia for Outlook festival. Others include Sunburn. Our performances with various International artistes like Serial Killaz (Congo Natty), Klute (Commercial Suicide), Nymfo (Critical), DJ Flight (Metalheadz), Ant TC1 (Dispatch Recordings), EBK (Renegade Hardware) are our biggest achievements.What is music for you?Music is life for us. Music is common to all humans irrespective of culture or tradition. It’s everywhere since its evolutionary. Are there any differences between the band members? How do you resolve them?Well, honestly there are not many major creative differences. If at all they arise, we talk it out and resolve them.From where do you derive inspiration?Our major inspiration has been Jamaican music. We listen to too many genres of music and jam thereafter. All of it helps us create innovative music and gives us a sense of combining the right tune with the right chord.How did BassFoundation come about?We were all active in the Delhi electronica music scene individually. At one particular jam, we met and instantly hit well with each other. Thus we decided to create our own independent electronic music venture.What are you future plans?It has already been four years in the music circuit so we will continue to play what we love. We have also contributed to albums and labels for the collectives of deejays Big Daddy Klein and Praxis, with Delhi Sultanate. Recently we launched our anniversary mix to mark our contributions and unique style of music which is available on our website for free.DETAILAt: Cocaine Bar, 2nd floor, N Block Market, Greater Kailash-1When: 1 March Timings: 9 pm onwards Phone: 9818855152last_img read more

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first_imgNTIA 2018: Nominations openNTIA 2018: Nominations openThe AFTA NTIA celebrates and rewards excellence in the Australian travel industry through a process which includes nominating, voting and judging candidates by an independent panel, culminating in the announcement of the winners at a Gala Awards Dinner.Last year 1,076 nominations were received.There are three (3) nomination forms used in the NTIA process – one form for the travel agent to nominate a supplier and another for a supplier to nominate a travel agent in the various categories. The third form is for the Emirates Travel Consultant Scholarship, which is a self-nomination application.To view the 2018 NTIA Nomination forms CLICK HERENominations will only be accepted via the online forms and each nomination will be verified to ensure both its eligibility and validity. Industry is encouraged to view the Conditions of Entry prior to nominating, available HEREThe nomination period will run from 9:00am (AEDT) Monday 22 January through to 5:00pm (AEDT) Friday 16 February 2018.The list of all 2018 Nominees will be announced in March 2018.2018 NTIA Key Dates;• Nomination period – Monday 22 January – Friday 16 February• Nominees Announced – Monday 12 March• Voting Period – Tuesday 13 March – Thursday 29 March• Category Nomination Submissions Due – 2 March (select categories only)• Finalists Announced – Thursday 3 May• Ticket Sales – Friday 4 May• Judging Commences – Monday 28 May (Judged categories only)• Gala Dinner  – Saturday 21 July 2018For more information on the NTIA, award sponsors, categories, category criteria or to complete a nomination form visit the AFTA website > www.afta.com.au/events/ntiaSource = Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA)last_img read more

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Casino operator welcomes underministry for tourism

first_imgParliament’s decision to pass a law establishing an underministry for tourism was welcomed by Cyprus’ casino consortium, according to a statement released on Thursday.“The goals of the new deputy ministry are fully aligned with our efforts to offer top quality hospitality and entertainment, and to transform Cyprus into a year-round destination. To this end we look forward immensely to working closely with the deputy ministry on our upcoming projects,” Craig Ballantyne, property president of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos said.Melco International formed a consortium with Cyprus Phassouri (Zakaki) Limited, a member of CNS group, for the ICRC (integrated casino resorts Cyprus Limited).A temporary casino is currently operating in Limassol, Zakaki until the integrated casino resort opens its doors in 2021. Pop-up casinos in all the other cities are also in the works to open between now and next year.The ministry is set to begin operating in January next year, which has been heralded by the government as a “milestone for boosting the tourism sector, a key pillar of the Cypriot economy.”You May LikeVitaminewsSeniors Should Be Eating This To Wash Out ArteriesVitaminewsUndoMarlins PlaceUse your imagination and decorate this classic wooden block set for the mom-to-be and the kids!Marlins PlaceUndoHyreCarHow to Earn Up To $1,000 Every Week With DoorDashHyreCarUndo Cyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoMayors lobbying president to prevent local govt mergersUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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users’ private data by a data-mining company affiliated with Donald Trump’s campaign Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday that his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian election interferenceRoss Ulbricht was an Eagle Scout and a popular physics student who made a fateful decision to reinvent himself as the "Dread Pirate Roberts" a pseudonym he used to operate a massive illegal online bazaar known as the Silk Road It came crashing down hard on Friday as a federal judge in Manhattan sentenced Ulbricht to serve the rest of his life in prison following his earlier conviction on seven different charges The punishment is surprisingly harsh exceeding even what the prosecutors had suggested Ulbricht who had earlier implored the judge to "please leave my old age" can appeal the sentence though that would be a long shot "You were the captain of the ship as Dread Pirate Roberts and you enforced the law as you see fit US District Judge Katherine Forrest told Ulbricht in imposing the sentence Ulbricht may have been able to obtain lighter sentence had he pled guilty but he instead went with a far-fetched defense strategy at trial that claimed that he had started the site but that someone else was the real Dread Pirate Roberts Fridays hearing came at a court room so crowded that many spectators were forced into a nearby overflow area The court scene reflected the worldwide interest in the Silk Road affair which included numerous ripped-from-an-action-movie elements including the FBIs dramatic 2013 takedown of Ulbrichts dramatic in a San Francisco library The ensuing criminal case included allegations that Ulbricht attempted to hire hit men (in reality FBI agents) to kill employees he believed had betrayed him It also turned featured an FBI agent who went rogue and sold Ulbricht information about the governments case for hundreds of thousands of dollars paid in bitcoins Ulbrichts case has been of huge interest to bitcion users in part because it has at times unfairly maligned the virtual currency which is also used for everyday transactions The bitcoin community also took an interest because of Ulbrichts personal bitcoin fortune which the US Marshalls Service has been selling in a series of auctions This article originally appeared on Fortune Contact us at editors@timecomThe Arewa Youths Forum on Saturday honoured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State with an Award of Excellence in recognition of the existing peace and good governance in the state The Northern forum conferred the award on Gov Ugwuanyi during a mass rally organized by the Enugu State Youth Parliament in Enugu where the governor was endorsed for a second term in office In a remark by its youth leader Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo the forum described Gov Ugwuanyi as a peace-loving leader and great achiever who deserves to be honoured by his people and beyond Alhaji Gambo also applauded the Enugu Youth Parliament for the endorsement rally for Gov Ugwuanyi saying: “We are preparing him for 2023” He added that the governor’s peaceful disposition is a boost for national integration stressing that this dream of our founding father can only be fully achieved through peaceful co-existence “irrespective of our ethnic nationalities cultural and religious differences” “Let me therefore acknowledge the presence of other Arewa youths and Nigerians here present to witness this important event taking place in the Coal City state I am here to present this Award of Excellence to the only one and performing governor of Enugu State Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu)” he said Endorsing Gov Ugwuanyi for re-election the enthusiastic Enugu Youths said they were highly impressed with “the kind of peace we enjoy in Enugu State” and the governor’s commitment to the task of addressing the problems of the state amicably and satisfactorily In an address delivered by the clerk of the association Barr Okechukwu Ani the youths also lauded the governor for his administration’s giant developmental strides both in rural and urban areas with the “poor federal allocation that has been coming down to Enugu State since the inception of your administration” They equally commended Gov Ugwuanyi for other people-oriented programmes of his administration that have impacted positively on the lives of the citizens of the state expressing delight at the level of job creation for the youths by the state government They said: “Your Excellency Enugu State Youth Parliament and its members across the states have unanimously agreed from the wards local government and state levels that we will continue to use every necessary effort to support your administration come 2019” Gov Ugwuanyi who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties Barr Uwakwe Ukuta Azikiwe thanked the association and the Arewa Youth Forum for the great honour and reiterated his administration’s commitment to the enhancement of the welfare of the youths as future leaders A Lagos 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