Bahamas presents national report during the Universal Periodic Review of the UN

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas underwent its Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the 29th Session today, Wednesday January 17, 2018, at the Human Rights Council(HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland.  The delegation was led by Senator, the Honorable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), “The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States.  The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations.As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.  The ultimate aim of this mechanism is to improve the human rights situation in all countries and address human rights violations wherever they occur. Currently, no other universal mechanism of this kind exists.”Release: BISPhoto caption: Ms. DeAndra Cartwright, Foreign Service Officer within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Frank Davis, Minister Counsellor/Deputy Permanent Representative & Charge d’affaires; Ms. Bernadette Butler, Minister Counsellor; Senator, The Honourable Carl Wilshire Bethel, Attorney-General; Ms. Jewel Major, Chief Counsel within the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs; and Ms. Alicia Gibson, Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs. Related Items:last_img read more

West Ham considering move for Jonjo Shelvey

first_imgWest Ham United are reportedly considering a move for Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, according to Sports Mole.The former Liverpool midfielder is currently nursing a thigh injury and has featured only 10 times for the Magpies this season.Despite the lack of match opportunities at the St James’ Park this season, reports in the English press claims that the 26-year-old has attracted interest from Premier League rivals West Ham.Manuel Pellegrini is believed to be a keen admirer of Shelvey and would relish the opportunity to bring the England international to the London Stadium this month.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.However, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez will not sanction Shelvey’s sale unless a suitable replacement is acquired by the club.West Ham have already completed the signing of free agent Samir Nasri on a short-term deal, with the former Manchester City playmaker impressing during an hour display against Birmingham City in the FA Cup last season.last_img read more

New Gas Tax In Anchorage Goes Into Effect Today

first_imgThe gas tax has been met with mixed emotions from residents in the Anchorage area, with some racing to the pumps yesterday to fill their tanks prior to the new tax starting today. According to Mayor Berkowitz, each Anchorage resident will be paying roughly $35-$50 per year in gas tax. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said the fuel tax was proposed as a way to alleviate a heavy reliance on property taxes in Anchorage. The gas tax was proposed by the Budget Advisory Commission in Anchorage, and then was approved by the Anchorage Assembly in November of 2017. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-anchorage-gas-tax.mp3VmJennifer-on-anchorage-gas-tax.mp300:00RPd The proposal submitted by the chairman of the Budget Advisory Commission, Al Tamagni, said the proposed tax would generate about $14-million a year and that the commission recommends that 100 percent of that be used for property tax relief. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Drivers passing through the Anchorage area will be faced with paying an extra 10 cents per gallon at the pump starting today.last_img read more

Kenai Airport Awarded 12 Million Dollar Grant

first_imgThe FAA announced they will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The release that stated that their was a $1.2 million dollar grant for repair of the airport runway was actually an original request that the city made. The actual project which the city appropriated money for on June 5 with the council is for a project that is $783,000.” Facebook0TwitterEmailThe Kenai Municipal Airport will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The release states the grant will be utilized to to repair runways, aprons and taxiways. Ostrander: “The $1.2 million was the maximum amount of the grant, the work will be done for a lot less than that.”  The project is expected to begin sometime in July, according to Ostrander. This project has nothing to do with the current airport terminal remodel.last_img read more

FPS 2008 Day One WrapUp

first_imgThe working groups continued into the afternoon, and ended in the evening with FOLIO:’s “Dinner with a Stranger” event. The Summit will conclude tomorrow following a keynote presentation from Terry Snow, CEO of Bonnier Corporation, and additional working group sessions.[EDITOR’S NOTE: Visit the FPS page for an inside look into the keynote and working group discussions.] MIAMI—The FOLIO: Publishing Summit—redesigned as an “elite retreat” for top-level magazine management—kicked off today at the Doral Resort in Miami, Florida with a keynote presentation from Jack Griffin, president of Meredith Publishing Group. Griffin, on crutches and hobbled by a recent surgery, talked about navigating through a world of “discontinuous change” and steering Meredith from being “a shelter magazine company to…a leading content platform for women in the U.S.” Following the presentation, the more than 300 attendees—magazine publishers spanning the industry, hailing from locations all over the country—broke into eight working groups formed around categories including editorial and content management, finance and operations, executive management, and city and regional publishing, among others. Sessions were organized as roundtable conversations led by moderators focused on specific topics and targeting the issues of most concern to each group.Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton gave a luncheon keynote, sharing his list of “10 Deadly Sins” to avoid in b-to-b publishing.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Peggy Kane Resigns From Wilmington School Committee

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Longtime Wilmington School Committee member Peggy Kane has resigned.The announcement was made at the end of last night’s School Committee meeting, when Chair Julie Broussard read a letter from Kane, who was not present at the meeting.“Due to recent events in my life, I find it necessary to relinquish my position on the Wilmington School Committee effective June 13, 2018,” wrote Kane. “My time on the School Committee has been truly gratifying. I enjoyed being part of the education of Wilmington’s children. Thank you.”Kane was the School Committee’s stalwart, serving for nearly 18 years, including as Chair from 2007 to 2016.  The Massachusetts Association of School Committees previously honored Kane with its “All-State School Committee” award for her dedication and accomplishments as a member of the Committee.Kane had previously announced she would not seek re-election when her current term expired in April 2019.School Committee Chair Julie Broussard told her colleagues she will speak with Town Clerk Sharon George regarding the procedure to fill the unexpected vacancy.According to School Committee policy — based on Massachusetts General Law (Title 7, Chapter 41, Section 11) — the remaining six members of the School Committee and the five members of the Board of Selectmen share the responsibility for finding Kane’s replacement.The policy reads:“The School Committee will notify the Selectmen that a vacancy has been created within 30 days after it has occurred. After one week’s notice has been given by the Committee to the Selectmen, so that voters of the town may have the opportunity to state their candidacy, the two governing bodies will meet to fill the vacancy by roll call vote.”“For election to fill a vacancy, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes of the officers entitled to vote. The person so elected will fill the seat on the Committee until the next town election, at which time a member will be elected to serve the remainder of the term.”It is expected that the Selectmen and School Committee will hold a joint meeting within the next 4-5 weeks to fill the vacancy. There will be 9-10 months remaining in Kane’s unexpired term when the appointment is made.Back in 2005, when the Selectmen and School Committee met under similar circumstances to fill a vacancy on the School Committee, it did not go smoothly.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: Longtime School Committee Member, Community Leader Peggy Kane Passes AwayIn “Breaking News”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: New Chair Selected; Final Day of School FinalizedIn “Education”last_img read more

Google makes it simpler for employees to report harassment and discrimination

first_img Tech Industry 0 Share your voice Google employees staged a worldwide walkout nearly six months ago.  James Martin/CNET Google on Thursday said it’s rolling out a new way for its employees to report issues of harassment and discrimination. The search giant said it created a dedicated site for raising those concerns, instead of multiple disparate channels. That site is available only for the search giant’s full-time employees, but the company said a similar site for contractors and temp workers will be available in June. “A big part of my job is to listen to ideas that Googlers have and take feedback on ways we can improve our workplace,” Melonie Parker, Google’s newly appointed diversity chief, wrote in a blog post. “We won’t implement every idea that our employees (or the outside world) raise, but we always listen, and we consider constructive feedback.”Google also announced a number of other updates it’s making to its HR policies. For example, after a four-month pilot, the search giant is expanding a program that lets people who report harassment and discrimination bring a colleague with them for moral support during internal investigations. The company also released its policy guidelines around discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace conduct. Internally, the company said, it published a report that details employee-related misconduct investigations, including cases of harassment and retaliation.The policy updates come nearly six months after a major protest at Google that made international headlines. In November, roughly 20,000 Googlers walked out of the company’s offices worldwide to protest its handling of sexual assault allegations directed at key executives. Several of the changes announced Thursday, like the program that lets workers bring a colleague to workplace investigations, were direct responses to demands made by protest organizers.  Post a comment Tags Google Alphabet Inc.last_img read more

Crosby ISD Superintendent Discusses Districts Financial Woes

first_img 00:00 /08:30 Kaila Contreras/Houston ChronicleCrosby ISD superintendent Scott Davis on Sept. 17 tells the board that the only to save the district from a financial crisis is to start laying off employees. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listencenter_img X Share Crosby ISD officially declared a financial emergency last week and laid off more than 70 employees on Wednesday. That’s after the district On Monday terminated the contracts of 33 employees across the district.The latest layoffs, of at-will employees, brings the total to 105 people out of a job as the district continues to grapple with a financial crisis.  In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Crosby ISD’s superintendent Scott Davis to learn more about what to expect next.last_img read more

The Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association Annual White

first_imgThe Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association will hold its Annual White Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 1 at the Hilton Doubletree in Pikesville, Md.  This year’s theme for the White Breakfast is “Bennett College- 90 Years of Educating Women and Fostering a Nation.”  This year the Chapter will honor U.S. Representative Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina District.   For more information about the White Breakfast email baltimorebelles@gmail.com.last_img

Michigan House announces bipartisan mental health task force

first_img17Jul Michigan House announces bipartisan mental health task force Categories: Vaupel News Panel to examine issues affecting state’s most vulnerable residents State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Klint Kesto will lead a Michigan House task force to explore ways to enable Michigan residents facing mental health challenges to live happier, healthier and more independent lives, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today.Leonard appointed Vaupel and Kesto to co-chair the House C.A.R.E.S. task force, named for the key elements the panel hopes to address in order to support vulnerable citizens: Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety.“We’re taking a comprehensive approach to address challenges vulnerable people face each and every day,” said Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, chair of the House Health Policy Committee. “This could include veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, victims whose lives are forever altered by traumatic crimes or prisoners who struggle with underlying mental disorders. We want to hear from anyone who struggles to succeed due to inadequate access to mental health care or confusing regulations.”The task force will hold public meetings during July and August to receive input from individuals and professionals around the state. Additionally, the task force will tour facilities to gain a better understanding of programs already available. Current plans include visits to Meridian Health in Detroit, which offers government health plans, and a state mental health care facility.“Holding meetings and visiting facilities all across Michigan will allow us to gather feedback on a wide variety of topics related to mental health care, rehabilitation programs and vocational training,” said Kesto, R-Commerce Township, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee. “I’m looking forward to learning about programs that are successful and, perhaps more importantly, the programs that aren’t so successful so we can work on fixing the problems.”The information gathered will help develop reforms that result in more consistency in mental health services across the state, better support for our veterans, additional attention to substance abuse, improvements to mental health courts, enhanced training for law enforcement, and any other ideas brought forward.Other members of the task force include Reps. Dr. Edward Canfield (R-Sebewaing), Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit), Vanessa Guerra (D-Bridgeport), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Robert Kosowski  (D-Westland), David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids), Dave Pagel (R-Berrien Springs), Daire Rendon (R-Lake City), Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Jason Wentworth (R-Clare), Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park).Dates and locations of task force meetings will be announced shortly.###last_img read more

Rep Allor hosts September office hours

first_img Categories: Allor News Rep. Sue Allor of Wolverine has announced September office hours for Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco and Presque Isle counties.“Holding local office hours is a great opportunity for me to listen to people,” Rep. Allor said. “I invite residents to come and share their ideas and concerns regarding local and state government. I am here to help in any way I can.”The schedule for office hours is as follows:Monday, Sept. 11-10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee House, 201 N. Second Ave.  in Alpena;-12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at The Flour Garden, 105 S. State St. in Harrisville; and-2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Big Boy Restaurant, 1222 E. US 23 in East Tawas.Friday, Sept. 15-10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Karsten’s Restaurant, 1072 W. 3rd St. in Rogers City; and-1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at The Thirsty Sturgeon, 11900 Scott Road in Wolverine.Residents also may contact Allor at her Lansing office at (517) 373-0833 or SueAllor@house.mi.gov.##### 06Sep Rep. Allor hosts September office hourslast_img read more

Wrestling entertainment company WWE claims its int

first_imgWrestling entertainment company WWE claims its international OTT channel is the “fastest-growing digital subscription service” after reaching its targeted one million subs mark.This comes 11 months after WWE Network first launched in the US, and follows 37% increase in subs since WWE’s last reported financial quarter.The recent growth was attributed to a free November trial promotion, the launch of the service in the UK and Ireland and “significant additions” for last week’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.It is not clear if WWE’s announcement includes consumers that cancelled their subscription following heated backlash against the Royal Rumble event, whose outcome lead to a worldwide-trending hashtag, #CancelWWENetwork.“We’re thrilled that we’ve surpassed the one million subscriber milestone less than a year after launching WWE Network and in advance of WrestleMania, our biggest event of the year on March 29,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.WWE also unveiled data that suggests around 90% of subs access WWE Network at least once a week, 99% access it at least once a month and that 86% are “satisfied” with the service.WWE Network, priced at US$9.99 (€8.85) a month in the US, is currently in 170 territories.last_img read more

GLENCARA PARKletterkennyMAN REMANDED OVER VAN BOMB

first_img GLENCARA PARKletterkennyMAN REMANDED OVER VAN BOMB MURDER BID Sean McVeigh, 32, of Glencara Park, Letterkenny, was remanded in custody.He is to appear in court again on 10 April.McVeigh was arrested on Thursday on Derry’s Buncrana Road under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.MAN REMANDED OVER VAN BOMB MURDER BID was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetcenter_img A man has faced Omagh Magistrates’ Court charged with attempted murder and possession of a pipe bomb with intent to endanger life.The charges are connected to a bomb explosion in a housing estate at Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, on 30 January.A man was treated for shock after a bomb damaged a van in the incident at Sally’s Wood.last_img read more

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