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NCC holds bi-annual conference in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The two-day bi-annual conference of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) was held at its headquarters in New Delhi from 2nd May to 3rd May. Additional Directors General and Deputy Directors General representing NCC Directorates from all the states in the country attended the conference. Whilst inaugurating the conference Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, AVSM, Director General, National Cadet Corps highlighted the efforts made in the past six months to improve the training, infrastructure and logistic functions of the organisation. Major issues discussed in the conference included early fructification of ongoing expansion plan of NCC as per Government directives to meet the aspirations of our youth. The Director General reiterated that NCC is fully committed to the cause of motivating Young Indians to become responsible citizens of the country. The Director General emphasised that resurgent India should be our prime focus and NCC should also consciously contribute towards social awareness and community development programmes. He also stressed the need of institutionalized training to be the main focus of all Directorates. He appreciated the contribution of all units towards Swachhta Abhiyan and also towards spreading awareness towards digital economy.last_img read more

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Grey divorce wreaks financial havoc on seniors

TORONTO — When Deborah O’Connor was 50, her marriage died.At the time, she didn’t realize her decision to leave the unhappy relationship was going to result in what she estimates to be a $150,000 legal battle still being fought five years later.“It did me in,” said O’Connor, a University of British Columbia professor who studies the effects of divorce on baby boomers and seniors.According to Statistics Canada, “grey divorce” has been steadily growing among those 55 and over, with rates expected to increase as more people continue to age.While marriage remains the predominant family structure in Canada, it only represents 67% of Canadian families, down from 70.5% a decade ago — and 91.6% in 1961, before the advent of the Divorce Act, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday in its latest batch of 2011 census data.[np-related]And for the first time, the number of common-law families in Canada outstripped the number of single-parent families in 2011, another sign of the declining popularity of matrimony.As baby boomers — their children grown and moved out of the family home — reach the retirement-age threshold, divorces among couples 65 years old and older are becoming more and more common, according to Statistics Canada numbers that pre-date Wednesday’s census release.In 2008, there were 1,237 divorces among women 65 and older, 2,486 among men of that age and 852 divorces where both partners were over the age of 65, the agency’s figures show.O’Connor said it’s no longer just men who are leaving their wives, perhaps for a younger woman. In the past few years, she said she’s heard more cases of older women exiting their long-term marriages by choice.These “silver separations” usually occur after the children have left the family home, and the women decide they have enough financial independence to go too.What doesn’t always become apparent right away is that divorces are a costly decision, especially in the senior years.“Financially, it is devastating,” said O’Connor. “Emotionally, it is way better off for these women.”Women leave for myriad reasons, including unhappy marriages, emotional or physical abuse, or a simple desire to end their partnership, she said. It’s a difficult adjustment period as women deal with their own aging process while also re-thinking how they pictured their retirement years.Susan Eng of the national seniors advocacy group, CARP, said women have the most to lose in any kind of separation.“This is going to be an issue for women more than it is for men,” Eng said.“Still, in this generation, we still have quite a lot of women who are stay-at-home mothers. When they divorce for all the same reasons as other people divorce, they don’t have the same things to fall back on as perhaps younger people who are still working.”Eng said divorce and money remain sensitive topics among seniors. In recent years, her office has been seeing an increase in calls from divorcees, unsure of how they’re going to make financial ends meet now that they’re alone.“In society there’s a presumption that after a certain age, these things don’t happen,” she said. “It’s like thinking about sexuality after a certain age, or dating.”She said she tells these seniors the truth, even if it may be hard for some to hear.“(I say) ’If you were barely making it before, you’re going to definitely suffer a blow to your standard of living.”’ said Eng. “There is reality to that. There really is no good way of sugar-coating that.”Tina Di Vito with the Bank of Montreal said there’s no way for seniors to anticipate a divorce, but there are steps that can be taken to prepare for financial independence if it happened.One of those steps should be understanding and taking control of your finances.“Upon divorce, there’s going to be a division of property. Assets are divided, which could include things like the home, and could include Registered Savings Plan assets,” said Di Vito, who is head of the bank’s Retirement Institute.“Pensions like CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) credits are eligible for splitting upon marriage dissolution. There are also entitlements to pension company plans, regardless of the age you are.”One of the added difficulties of divorce later in life is that seniors are usually on a fixed income, with little opportunity for financial growth because they’re no longer working.“Reduced assets means that there is less time to rebuild those assets. Whereas if you were younger, in your 30s or 40s and you’re involved in a divorce and division of assets, there is still some time left to rebuild those assets,” she said.“In later life, that becomes a little more difficult, specifically if you have a retirement date in mind.”Di Vito recommends clients look at their married lifestyle and re-evaluate how they’re newly-single lifestyle will look like.“The home that they are in right now may no longer be affordable. The lifestyle may no longer be affordable,” she said. “So it’s important to manage budgets and expenses quite thoroughly. Understand where your money is going, where your money is coming from.”Certified financial planner Debbie Hartzman said she often hears from older clients clueless about their financial situations.“One partner has been quite financially savvy, and the other partner not so much,” she said. “Upon separation, the spouse that wasn’t as savvy, has no idea how to unravel the situation.”Recently one of Hartzman’s clients, a woman who had been married for 35 years, found out her husband was filing a divorce.“Her husband came home on a Monday and said ’I don’t love you anymore. I’m leaving,’ ” said Hartzman, a member of the Financial Advisors Association of Canada with a private practice in Kingston, Ont., that specializes in divorce and income planning.The couple had only $2,000 left to pay on their matrimonial home but then he dropped a bomb on her: he had secretly used their joint line of credit and bought a new home for himself.“She panicked. I told her, ’Don’t panic,”’ said Hartzman.Eventually, her client took the news as a wake-up call.It’s advice that many seniors should heed if they want financial protection during a divorce, said Hartzman.“You have to be able to advocate for it,” she said. “You have to understand where the equity is and understand the value of the assets to be on the same playing field. (You have to) be able to fight for it.” read more

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TransCanada plans 160M natural gas pipeline expansion to meet rising demand in

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. announced plans to expand its Canadian Mainline pipeline in southern Ontario as it reported an improved second-quarter profit compared with a year ago.The company says it plans to spend $160 million in increase capacity of the natural gas pipeline. The project will add compression and associated facilities to transport an additional 80 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.“This expansion will help ensure Ontario customers receive the natural gas they need over the long-term and meet growing market demand in Atlantic Canada,” said Karl Johannson, TransCanada’s executive vice president and president, Canada and Mexico natural gas pipelines and energy.Meanwhile, TransCanada said it earned $881 million attributable to common shareholders or $1.01 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30.That compared with a profit of $365 million or 52 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year.Revenue for the quarter totalled nearly $3.22 billion, up from $2.75 billion a year ago.Total’s refusal to pay bills new twist in Big Oil’s exit from oilsandsCenovus’s earnings rebound after massive acquisition impresses investors — but not analystsCEO Russ Girling said the improvement was due to the acquisition of the Columbia Pipeline Group last year, strong performance in its pipelines businesses and higher earnings from Bruce Power.On Thursday, the company launched an open season for additional commitments for the transportation of crude oil on the Keystone pipeline system, according to a statement. The open season will close on Sept. 28.The Keystone system, including the Keystone and Keystone XL pipelines, moves oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to markets in Cushing, Oklahoma, then onto the U.S. Gulf Coast.While the original Keystone is already operating, the controversial Keystone XL was delayed for years before being rejected by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama.In May, TransCanada’s chief executive said lower oil prices and alternative export routes were complicating negotiations for shipper commitments on the XL pipeline project. He said the company did not have a firm deadline for concluding those talks.In March, President Donald Trump’s administration approved Keystone XL. The expansion increases the capacity of the current Keystone system from Canada’s oil-producing Alberta province to the Gulf of Mexico.The Canadian Press with files from Thomson Reuters 2017 read more

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SMMT celebrates new 63plate with UKs bestsellers

To celebrate the arrival of the new 63-plate, SMMT has curated an exhibition at its Westminster headquarters, showcasing a number of the UK’s best-selling new cars of 2013 so far. The Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Nissan Qashqai included in the exhibition all occupy a top 10 position in the 2013 new car sales league table.The introduction of the new ’63’ registration is expected to continue the success seen by the 13-plate so far this year. Since March, 1,115,459 cars have been registered on a 13-plate, outselling the past nine registration plates. This reflects the continuing strength of the UK new car market, which has grown for 17 consecutive months.It is expected that approximately 390,000 new cars will be sold in September, when the 63-plate first comes into use. This equates to a spend of approximately £6 billion by motorists in the first 30 days of the plate’s term.Featured in SMMT’s exhibit to celebrate the introduction of the 63-plate is the UK’s best selling car, the Ford Fiesta, with 72,129 units registered from January to July 2013. Also included in the exhibit is the Fiesta’s closest class-rival and third-best-selling car overall, the Vauxhall Corsa, which registered 51,135 in the first seven months of the year.The UK’s most popular crossover, the Nissan Qashqai, with 31,424 units registered, completes the exhibition.Click through to find out more about the upcoming 63-plate.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Whos who in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges Turnip Toff set

Unsuprisingly, it is not easy to break in to the Norfolk massive. Most have been friends since they were old enough to join the West Norfolk Foxhounds; bonding at teen reeling parties and gap year travels. Many of the Cambridge’s generation returned… One thing is for certain, rumours of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Marchioness of Cholmondeley will have displeased the Norfolk dinner party circuit – there is nothing the so-called ‘Turnip Toffs’ dread more than being expected to take side between two local dynasties. Indeed, 80,000 of the county’s 1.3 million acres belong to estates such as Houghton and Holkham, owned by families who have been loyal to the crown for generations. read more

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Berlin to host the 2014 EHF Cup Finals

The European Handball Federation announced today that Berlin will be hosting the EHF Cup Finals 2014, by the EHF Cup participating team, Fuchse Berlin. The event is scheduled for the 17th and 18th of May 2014. Six further bids have been rejected.The first final four in the EHF Cup was played in Nantes last year. Rhein-Neckar Lowen won the first EHF Cup Final Four. BerlinEHFehf cup finals 2014european handbal federationFuchse BerlinNantesRhein Neckar Lowen ← Previous Story SG Flensburg wins in Denmark – THW Kiel beat Wisla Plock! Next Story → SERBIA 2013: TOP 15 stars in battle for the world crown! read more

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MVM Veszprem put on silence Jane Sandanski in Skopje

MVM Veszprem Hungarian MVM Veszprem are close to the EHF CL Final 4 in Cologne. Xavi Sabate guys made an important step toward Lanxess Arena by beating RK Vardar 29:26 in SKopje!RK Vardar – MVM Veszprem 26:29 (9:12)SkopjeSpectators – 6000RK VARDAR:  Šterbik six saves, Gorbok 3/5, Toskić 1/2, Dibirov 6(3)/10, Brumen 1/2, Dujshebaev 4/7, Cindrić 1/4, Shishkarev 3/4, Maqueda 0/2, Stoilov 0/2, Manaskov 1/1, Karačić 6/8MVM VESZPREM:  Alilović 13 saves, Mikler three saves, Nagy 2/5, Ilić 9(5)/13, Ugalde 5/6, Palmarsson 7/8, Terzić 0/1, Slišković 1/2, Sulić 4/4, Marguč 1/1RESULT:  2:0 (4.) 3:4 (10.) 7:6 (18.) 7:12 (26.) 8:12 (29.) 16:16 (38.) 18:23 (46.) 22:24 (52.) 24:25 (55.) 25:28 (58.)MoM: Momir Ilić (Veszprem) ← Previous Story PSG Handball to pack for Cologne Next Story → Kiel with +5 to Blaugrana read more

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Abducted by a dictator Spains stolen babies

first_img Saturday 25 Feb 2017, 8:05 AM A FORMER DOCTOR will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain’s dictatorship.In a court document obtained by on Tuesday, a judge gave the green light for the trial of Eduardo Vela to go ahead — the first in the dock over the “stolen babies” scandal that shook Spain when it eventually came to light in 2010.The practice is thought to have begun after Francisco Franco came to power in 1939 following Spain’s civil war pitting Republicans against Nationalists loyal to the general.Doctors and nurses would reportedly steal babies from parents deemed politically dangerous to the dictator or born out-of-wedlock, and give them to families in favour of the regime.The practice was gradually extended to include the theft of newborns from poor families for adoptive parents in Spain and abroad.Vela is suspected of having taken part in the 1969 theft of Ines Madrigal, now in her late forties, who accuses him of having forged her birth certificate so that her adoptive mother appeared as her biological parent.Her adoptive mother, who has since passed away, had allegedly later confessed to Madrigal that she worked as a volunteer in a convent and a priest had put her in contact with Vela who gave her the baby.A date has yet to be set for the trial of the former gynaecologist, who is now elderly and faces charges of child abduction and falsifying official documents.Angel Casero of the Onwards Stolen Babies association that campaigns on the issue welcomed news of the trial.“It’s really important as this paves the way for more cases and for people to realise that what we’re telling them is the truth,” he told AFP.Estimates of the number of children who were allegedly taken from their parents vary from thousands to several hundreds of thousands.New mothers were often told their babies had died within hours of birth and the hospital had taken care of their burials.Victims have filed official complaints, but the judicial process has been slow in a country that has yet to fully come to terms with its civil war and Franco’s subsequent dictatorship.© – AFP 2017Read: Gas-packed truck speeding wrong way down Barcelona motorway stopped by police gunfire >Read: Spain might move its clocks back in a bid to end long working days > 19,490 Views http://jrnl.ie/3252670 Feb 25th 2017, 8:05 AM Share Tweet Email Short URL Abducted by a dictator – Spain’s ‘stolen babies’ Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship. Image: AP/Press Association Images 24 Comments By AFP Image: AP/Press Association Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Mike Pence visit to Ireland to be brought forward to Monday

first_img Short URL US Vice President Mike Pence. By Cormac Fitzgerald Updated Aug 30th 2019, 3:29 PM US VICE PRESIDENT Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland has been brought forward to Monday.A government spokesperson confirmed this afternoon that Pence would be meeting the Taoiseach on Tuesday.  The US Vice President was due to arrive in Ireland in a week’s time for the visit, which was announced earlier this month.Earlier, an official with knowledge of the planning said it was very likely that Pence would now arrive in Ireland on Monday instead for the two-day visit, departing Wednesday morning. That has now been confirmed. The reason for the change of plans is that Pence is taking US president Donald Trump’s place at World War II anniversary commemorations in Poland, after the president said he needed to remain in the US to deal with the approaching Hurricane Dorian.“To ensure that all resources of the federal government are focused on the arriving storm, I have decided to send our vice president, Mike Pence, to Poland this weekend in my place,” Trump said last night.Pence will attend the ceremony on Sunday, and as he will be in Europe anyway, will travel onto Ireland afterwards, arriving on Monday. It is believed that Pence will arrive in Shannon on Monday evening and stay overnight in Trump Doonbeg – the golf resort owned by Donald Trump, where the president stayed earlier this year. Pence will then travel to Dublin on Tuesday where he will meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, before staying another night in Doonbeg and departing on Wednesday. US Vice President Mike Pence. Image: CNP/SIPA USA/PA Images 54 Comments Mike Pence visit to Ireland to be brought forward to Monday Pence was due to arrive in Ireland next Friday, but his plans have changed. Share15 Tweet Email1 center_img Image: CNP/SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4789304 Friday 30 Aug 2019, 3:29 PM 24,590 Views Aug 30th 2019, 2:53 PM last_img read more

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Labor unions ratchet up pressure on Greek government

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece will experience a series of strikes as unions step up their action against the government’s austerity policies.The coalition was given a taste on Wednesday of what might lie ahead when members of the Communist Party-affiliated union, PAME, took over Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis’s office. The protest was in response to comments Vroutsis had made about the social security system.Riot police were deployed to remove the protesters and 35 people were taken into custody. PAME denied the government’s claims that Labor Ministry offices were damaged during the protest and KKE leader Aleka Papariga returned from a visit to farmers demonstrating in Thessaly to demand the release of those detained. SYRIZA also called for their release.Government sources suggested that the incident was prompted by KKE’s bid to take a more active stance after seeing SYRIZA try to adopt a more moderate position on Greece’s economic policies.There will be no buses or trolley buses in Athens on Thursday, while the Proastiakos suburban railway and trains on the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) network will also be out of action. The metro will stop at Doukissis Plakentias station as the rest of the line to Athens International Airport is operated by OSE.The capital’s metro, electric railway and tram will run normally as workers on these fixed-track modes of transport were issued with civil mobilization orders last week. The nine-day strike on the metro and stoppages on the electric railway and tram cost transport authorities about 6 million euro in lost ticket revenues.The Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers’ union, GENOP-DEI, has called a 24-hour strike for Thursday in support of transport employees.Hospitals and healthcare centers will be operating on skeleton staffs today as doctors and nurses walk off the job to protest shortages and poor working conditions. Unions claim that there is a lack of 6,000 extra doctors and another 20,000 hospital staff.The civil servants’ union, ADEDY, has lent its support to the strike and has called on members to walk off the job from noon until the end of the early shift.A 48-hour strike by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation also begins on Thursday. The sailors are protesting a change to the law that would allow ferry firms to employee less staff for sailings between November 1 and March 31.Source: Katheriminilast_img read more

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Zidane thinks Ronaldo will be staying

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admitted he is a sceptic when it comes to Ronaldo’s departure from the Los Blancos – something the Portuguese himself hinted at shortly after they won the Champions League.Real won the title for the third time in a row now – a complete domination in the football world on the European continent.However, it seems now this is not enough for everyone from the club, and most notoriously the main stars – Ronaldo recently said his future at the club is not certain.“We’ll be thinking about now, and thinking about tonight’s game, and the achievement of tonight. Focussing only on that, then we will see,” Zidane said, according to 101 Great Goals.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Cristiano Ronaldo has to stay at Real Madrid.”“Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with Real Madrid, but we have to see.”“I think he is a Real player and we cannot describe what he has done in his career.”last_img read more

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Thursday is World Diabetes Day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThursday is World Diabetes Day and the Turks and Caicos Diabetic Association wishes to remind the public to ‘step out’ in their World Diabetes shirts on Thursday to support the day. As the organization continues its mission throughout the month to promote diabetes awareness and wellness within the community, the Association will also be having a walkathon this Saturday starting at the Children’s Park in the Lower Bight. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

first_imgI could not have asked for a better deputy than @SHSanders45 – she will be a fantastic @PressSec and serve @POTUS & @WhiteHouse very well— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 21, 2017″I’m humbled by this honor, and grateful to the President for his confidence in me,” Sanders said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with our new Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci. I have great appreciation and respect for Sean Spicer, who has been more than a colleague, but a true friend and mentor. We’ve had a tremendous first six months, and I’m excited about the opportunity to continue promoting the President’s agenda to Make America Great Again.”Scaramucci said his goal is to help connect the American people to the president in a more efficient manner.”I think there’s been, at times, a disconnect between the way we see the president and how much we love the president and the way some of you perhaps see the president. I certainly see the American people probably see the president the way I do, but we want to get that message out there,” he said.Last month, three CNN investigative journalists resigned over a retracted Trump/Russia story that attempted to connect Scaramucci to a $10 billion Russian investment fund.  White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns , Posted: July 21, 2017 July 21, 2017 WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) — White House Press Secretary resigned Friday after the president named Anthony Scaramucci its new communications director.According to CNN, Spicer’s resignation came after Scaramucci accepted the position, a move Spicer adamantly opposed. He also resigned despite President Trump’s request that he remain in the position.”I am grateful for Sean’s work on behalf of my administration and the American people. I wish him continued success as he moves on to pursue new opportunities, just look at his great television ratings,” President Trump said in a statement released by the White House. “It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the Trump Administration’s first Press Secretary,” Spicer said. “In just six months, President Trump and his staff have done great work to advance the interests of the American people, both at home and abroad. President Trump’s unwavering commitment to making America great again will no doubt ensure that these successes continue in the coming months and year.”Anthony Scaramucci is a 53-year-old, Long Island native, a self-made billionaire with a Harvard Law Degree and is the co-founder of the global investment firm “Skybridge.”He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion, but it wasn’t always that way.Scaramucci calls his family background a “classic Italian immigrant story.” He had a middle-class upbringing, his father was a laborer for 42 years.He is also a Trump campaign fundraiser and long-time ally.”I love the president and I’m very, very loyal to the president and I love the mission that the president has,” he said.Although Scaramucci has no previous political or communications experience, President Trump is confident he can oversee the Communications Department, saying “Anthony is a person I have great respect for, and he will be an important addition to this administration. He’s been a great supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda while leading the communications team.”Scaramucci’s first order of business? Officially replacing Sean Spicer with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who recently conducted the press briefings instead of Spicer. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Senator Feinstein seeks to expand federal housing help for homeless children

first_imgSenator Feinstein seeks to expand federal housing help for homeless children Updated: 10:27 PM Sasha Foo Posted: May 1, 2018 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) — California Senator Dianne Feinstein was in San Diego Tuesday touring a school for homeless children and promoting a bill that would help more unsheltered families and children.Under the current definition of homelessness used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), some families and children don’t qualify for federal housing assistance.Senator Feinstein said the current definition is too narrow and she’s sponsoring legislation with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio to change the definition used to verify eligibility for HUD’s housing assistance programs.According to the latest count conducted in the San Diego region, nearly 24,000 children experienced homelessness in San Diego County. Under the current HUD definition, some of those children would not qualify for federal housing aid, unless they were living in a shelter or on the street.Feinstein’s bill would expand the housing definition of homelessness, so that families and children who have short-term stays in motels, with family members or live in their cars, would not be disqualified from federal assistance.Jeff Davis with the San Diego Housing Commission said the bill would remove some of the bureaucratic barriers that keep families from being able to receive more substantial help for housing.The new definition would allow families “who are in fact, without a place to stay, to continue to be considered homeless and to be able to access those permanent solutions,” Davis said.Advocates for the homeless observed that it’s easier to obtain housing help if you are a single adult or a veteran. Amy Gonyeau, Chief Operating Officer with the Alpha Project, said this bill could give more children access to safe and secure housing.“It would open up more resources for families because under the (updated) definition of homelessness for HUD, they would qualify for additional resources,” Gonyeau said.According to Senator Feinstein, HUD’s narrow definition results in an undercounting of homeless families. Nationwide, HUD estimated the number of homeless families with children at 222,197, while an expanded definition used by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS) puts the count of homeless school-aged children at 1.25 million.Feinstein said this means HUD, which directs federal dollars for housing resources is off by a factor of five.center_img Sasha Foo, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 1, 2018last_img read more

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Accused man charged with assault for attacking deputy with bat in Fallbrook

first_img ESCONDIDO (KUSI) – A man who was shot after he allegedly attacked a sheriff’s deputy with a baseball bat in Fallbrook was charged today with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.Arraignment for 30-year-old Jesus Cirilo Rodriguez at the Palomar Medical Center was postponed until Jan. 11 when it was determined that he was medically unfit for the proceeding.Rodriguez faces five years in prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Michael Runyon.The Sheriff’s Department said Deputy David Cortez was investigating reports of unprovoked assaults with a bat around 4:30 a.m. Friday when he found himself under the same kind of attack, allegedly from Rodriguez.Cortez — a deputy since 2011 — was sitting in an unmarked car in the area of Reche and Ranger roads in Fallbrook when the attack occurred, said sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams.Deputies had received three reports of unprovoked baseball bat attacks near the area in the last two days and were conducting surveillance, Williams said.During the surveillance, a man — identified as Rodriguez — walked up and allegedly smashed the window of Cortez’s vehicle, shattering glass over the interior and prompting the deputy to open fire in self-defense, Williams said.Rodriguez was shot multiple times but is expected to survive. December 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: December 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Accused man charged with assault for attacking deputy with bat in Fallbrooklast_img read more

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Miami Gardens hosts voter registration drive for felons

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Gardens hosted a voter registration drive for felons, two months after Floridians voted in favor of restoring their right to cast a ballot.The city partnered with multiple Miami-Dade County agencies for Saturday afternoon’s family-friendly event at Miami Carol City Park, off of Northwest 185th Street.Amendment 4 restored eligibility for Florida residents with a felony conviction. It went into effect this past Tuesday.Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III said he aims to enroll people and have them educated, ready and excited to go vote.“This is how we demonstrate the idea of community. This is how we perfect our union, and this is how we continue America’s greatness,” he said. “By actually adding your voice in, by actually adding your ideas in, by actually contributing to your values, and we do that through voting.”The event also featured information sessions for felons to learn more about sealing and expunging records.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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Rohingyas to be brought to one place

first_imgProthom Alo: File PhotoAll Rohingyas in Bangladesh will be brought to a single place in Cox’s Bazar, according to government officials.The government has allocated five square kilometers of land for the purpose.Relief and disaster management minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya at a function at the secretariat on Wednesday said all Rohingyas will be brought to a single place this month.He said newly arrived Rohingyas and the old ones will be temporarily settled at Kutupalang of Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar.According to the deputy commissioner of Cox’s Bazar, the total Rohingya population is 9,26,431. Some 5,23,000 Rohingyas have newly arrived in Bangladesh following persecution by the Myanmar army in the Rakhine state.Speaking to Prothom Alo, additional deputy commissioner of Cox’s Bazar Mohammad Mahidur Rahman said 150,000 sheds, 17,500 toilets, 4,000 tube wells and 14,000 latrines will be set up for 5,00,000 Rohingyas in an area of 3000 acres of land.Meanwhile, 2500 latrines, 1800 tube-wells and 79,000 sheds have been set up.UN resident coordinator in Dhaka Robert Watkins told AFP on Saturday that different deadly diseases may break out in an epedemic form if so many Rohingyas live in a single place.If some of them have contagious diseases, it may spread fast, he added.Watkins said it would be easier to take care of them if Rohingyas live in more than one place.Rohingyas are not interested to live in one place.Ariful Islam, who is staying in the zero point of border, said they will enter Myanmar if possible. “If we go to the relief camp, our return to Mymanmar will be uncertain,” Ariful argued.While visiting different Rohingya camps, Prothom Alo correspondents found that sheds set up for Ronhingyas can’t protect them from rain.Rohingyas said they can’t stay in the shed due to the scorching hot. They themselves made tents with polythene.Cox’s Bazar district Awami League president Sirajul Mostafa said humans can’t live in such unhealthy environment.last_img read more

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EC distributes NIDs in AL leaders envelope

first_img.Authorities have distributed among Barisal city voters smart national identity cards (NIDs) in envelopes inscribed with a photo of a ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) leader and a slogan in favour of the party.Distribution of the NIDs is the task of the election commission (EC) but the envelopes containing the EC monogram meant for the purpose were found torn at the compounds of Barisal distribution centres in some cases.Evidence shows, the photo printed on the envelope is of Barisal city AL joint general secretary Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah.“It is only we who will build the future Barisal: Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah, joint general secretary, Barisal city Awami League,” reads the slogan.Officials concerned said the EC’s envelopes were reportedly torn by the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, a front organisation of AL, in front of the officials.Innumerable torn envelopes of the EC were seen at the playground of Halima Khatun Girls School situated at ward no. 16 of Barisal City Corporation on 8 October.“Leaders and activists of Chhatra League were distributing the NIDs in their envelopes tearing the election commission’s envelopes in front of its officials. No one was barring them. That is distressing,” said local lawyer Sayeed Uddin Ahmed.This correspondent saw hundreds of torn envelopes of the election commission at the distribution centres at ward no. 16 on 8-9 October, at ward no. 17 on 11-12 October and at ward no. 18 on 17 October.Acknowledging the matter, Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah said, “It’s a kind of publicity during distribution of NIDs. Initially, there were a few incidents of tearing the envelopes of EC. [Later the boys] were instructed to preserve the [EC’s] envelopes in specific bags so that there can be no bad name of the party or the government.”He, however, said any more incidents of tearing the EC’s envelopes will be investigated.Councillor of ward no. 17 Aktaruzzaman Hiru got his smart NID card at Barisal Government Girls School on 11 October.Defending Sadiq Abdullah, he said, “This was just a matter of publicity. This is not an offence.”“They’re distributing NIDs in the envelopes of Sadiq tearing the EC’s envelope. We have nothing to do if the EC doesn’t file complaint about it,” said female councillor of the city corporation, Israt Aman.Barisal district election commission officer Md Helal Uddin said, “I have also seen the incidents of tearing the envelopes of EC and tried to resist it. Still it is going on. This shouldn’t happen.”Earlier, the EC’s Barisal office said the month-long NID card distribution programme in the city started on 1 October. A total of 330,000 NIDs will be distributed in 30 wards of the city corporation.last_img read more

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Body of jute mill worker found in Barrackpore youth killed in Nimta

first_imgKolkata: The body of a jute mill labour was found at Manirampur in Barrackpore on Wednesday night. In another incident, a youth was murdered in Nimta on Wednesday night.According to sources, Kamal Das (58) a resident of Manirampur in Barrackpore used to work in a jute mill at Titagarh. He used to live in Manirampur. Some of his relatives lived near his house. Since the past few days, no one had seen Das in the area. On Wednesday night, some of his relatives and neighbours saw lights inside his house were on and the doors were open. Also, a foul smell was coming out of his house. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataWhen a few of his neighbours went to check his house, they saw Das lying in a pool of blood on the floor with his throat slit. Immediately, Barrackpore police station was informed. During the probe sleuths found the almirahs inside Das’s room were open and valuables had been stolen. Also, three glass and a bottle of liquor was seized from the room. It is suspected that the persons who had killed Das and stole valuables in the house. Das did not get a chance to alert anyone when he was murdered. Till Thursday night, none could be arrested in this case. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIn another incident, a youth identified as Mrinmoy Mondal was killed while he was standing outside of his in-law’s house in Nimta. Though he was originally from Gaighata in North 24 Parganas, Mrinmoy used live at Nimta after his marriage. On Wednesday, around 12 am, he was reportedly standing in front of his in-law’s house. All of a sudden some of his neighbours who were standing close to him, saw a person crossing him riding a bicycle and immediately Mrinmoy hit the ground bleeding profusely from his neck. When they got busy to help Mrinmoy, the bicyclist managed to flee the scene. He was declared brought dead by the doctor in a local hospital. It is alleged that the unknown bicyclist killed him. Sleuths are interrogating Mrinmoy’s wife and in-laws to find clues in the case.last_img read more

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Two arrested for molesting woman near Pavlov Hospital

first_imgKolkata: Two youths have been arrested for allegedly eve teasing and assaulting a young woman in front of Pavlov Hospital on Monday night. The accused persons were arrested late on Tuesday night and the scooter, which they were riding at the time of the crime, was also seized.According to sources, on Monday night around 10 pm, the victim woman was walking on the road in front of Pavlov Hospital. All of a sudden two youths riding a scooter started teasing her. When she protested, they allegedly assaulted her and fled the scene. Despite being assaulted, woman memorised the last four digits of the registration number of their vehicle. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLater, she lodged a complaint at the Topsia police station and mentioned the number in the written complaint. A case was immediately lodged on charges of 354D (stalking), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed) of the IPC and sleuths started looking for the accused youths. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter a detailed probe, sleuths got hold of the scooter’s full registration number and late on Tuesday night police arrested two youths identified as Iven Chowhan alias Abhishek and Zulfikar Khan alias Gullu of Beniapukur from their homes. The scooter belongs to Chowhan and he was the rider. Khan was sitting on the pillion seat and he was the prime accused in the case. Both of them reportedly confessed to the crime. In a separate incident, another person was arrested on Tuesday night, for allegedly teasing a woman near Vivekananda Road Post Office on Bidhan Sarani. The woman alleged that while she was walking along the Bidhan Sarani the accused person identified as Partha Sarathi Ganguly of Belgachhia was continuously teasing her. She immediately called up the police control room and sought help. After being informed by the control room, police personnel from Amherst Street police station rushed to the spot and arrested him.last_img read more

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