White Dog First Nation man on dialysis strike until band changes

first_imgAPTN National NewsA man on the White Dog First Nation in Ontario is on what he is calling a “dialysis strike” until his band changes the way it operates.Ricky MacDonald hasn’t eaten in more than a week either.MacDonald alleges his band is corrupt and is mismanaging the community.And he won’t go back on the life saving treatment until something changes.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson now with more.last_img

BC Government announces changes to hunting regulations

first_imgTaxidermists and tanners may still work on legally possessed grizzly bear parts that were harvested or collected before hunting of grizzly bear was closed or grizzly bear parts that were harvested or collected outside of British Columbia.The requirement for a hunter to collect edible portions will include taking neck and rib meat, in addition to the four quarters and loins.Also, the requirement to remove the edible portions will apply to the cougar, in addition to mule (black-tailed) deer, white-tailed deer, fallow deer, moose, elk, mountain sheep, mountain goat, caribou, bison and black bear.While hunting, hunters will be required to carry the species’ licences obtained or held for the current licence year, including cancelled and uncancelled licences, and produce these licences upon request of a conservation officer. VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is amending Wildlife Act regulations to enforce the closure on the grizzly bear hunt, increase the amount of meat a hunter retrieves from big game species and require hunters to carry all their species licences during a hunting trip.The changes come into effect April 1, 2018.To help enforce the ban on all grizzly bear hunting, taxidermists and tanners will be required to report information about any grizzly bears or grizzly bear parts brought to them. Mandatory components of the report include evidence establishing legal possession, such as a licence or permit. Failure of a taxidermist or tanner to submit a report within 10 days of acquiring any grizzly bear parts will result in a violation ticket of $230.last_img read more

Nepal top UN official urges restraint following prepoll killings

In a statement issued today in Kathmandu, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Nepal, Ian Martin, said he was “deeply shocked” by the deaths.At least six members of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) were killed and several others injured as a result of firing by security personnel in Dang district. The second incident involved the shooting death of Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) candidate Rishi Prasad Sharma.“All parties should exercise restraint and avoid provocations of one another, including detention of party workers,” said Mr. Martin.Voicing his deep concern about the violence ahead of Thursday’s polls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all parties “to remain calm while cooperating to allow this election to take place in a peaceful atmosphere.“The Nepalese have worked hard to reach this historic moment and deserve a credible ballot to cement democracy in Nepal,” he said in a statement issued by his spokesperson.A team from the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is already on the scene investigating the events in Dang, while another is travelling to the site of Mr. Sharma’s killing. The Mission is coordinating its probe with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and with the newly-formed Peace and Conflict Management Committee. Once elected, Assembly members are tasked with drafting a new constitution in Nepal, which has emerged from a decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 13,000 lives until the Governments and the Maoists signed a peace accord in 2006. 9 April 2008The top United Nations official in Nepal has called on all parties to exercise restraint after at least seven people died in two separate incidents on the eve of Constituent Assembly elections in the South Asian nation. read more

Japan to take in Myanmar refugees under pilot resettlement project – UN

19 December 2008The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed Japan’s decision to introduce a pilot resettlement programme to accept Myanmar refugees in Thailand starting in 2010, making it the first country in the region to launch such an initiative. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, who just wrapped up a two-day visit to Japan, welcomed the announcement as a historic step that reaffirms the country’s leadership role in the humanitarian arena.“Quality comes before quantity. Success is essential,” he said of the pilot programme. “I am glad that Japan is starting with a small programme. As such, I am confident that the pilot project will develop and expand into a regular and large programme.” While in Tokyo, Mr. Guterres thanked the Japanese Government for its many years of support and continued commitment to UNHCR. In 2008, Japan contributed more than $110 million to the agency’s programmes worldwide. read more

Lower gas prices fuel SUV pickup sales for a strong October for

by Tom Krisher And Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Nov 3, 2014 7:02 am MDT Lower gas prices fuel SUV, pickup sales for a strong October for the US auto industry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DETROIT – Falling gas prices improved buyers’ moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.GM, Toyota, Chrysler, Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda all reported sales gains last month. Only Ford’s sales fell 2 per cent as it cut back on F-Series pickup sales ahead of the launch of a new F-150 later this year.Analysts expected industry sales to rise 6 per cent over last October.The national average price of gasoline fell 33 cents to end October at $3 a gallon, according to AAA. Gasoline is now the cheapest it has been in four years, and the decline accelerated a trend toward SUVs and trucks that has been going on all year.“Gas prices coming down added a little bit of fuel to the fire, but that fire was already roaring,” said Alec Gutierrez, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book.Small SUVs have been the fastest growing segment in the U.S. this year, and now make up one out of every four vehicles sold, says Jesse Toprak, the chief sales analyst for the car buying site Cars.com.But gas prices fueled sales of bigger SUVs. Kelley Blue Book saw renewed interested in the mammoth Hummer H1 last month, for example. Sales of the recently redesigned Lincoln Navigator eight-passenger SUV jumped 38 per cent, while Chevrolet Tahoe sales rose 6 per cent.Gas prices also convinced small business owners to go ahead and buy pickup trucks, Toprak said. GMC Sierra sales jumped 12.5 per cent in October. Ram pickup sales were up 33 per cent.Fuel economy is no longer top of mind for most buyers, according to annual survey taken by J.D. Power and Associates in June. Last year it ranked No. 3 on the list of reasons why people buy cars. This year it dropped to No. 6 behind reliability, styling, brand preference, ride and handling, reputation and price.As a result, hybrid sales are suffering. Sales of Ford’s C-Max hybrid dropped 22.5 per cent in October, while Toyota Prius sales were down 13.5 per cent.But sales of some small cars rose. Lower gas prices can help first-time buyers and others feel comfortable enough to buy a new car. Sales of the newly redesigned Honda Fit subcompact were up 83 per cent in October, for example, while sales of the Nissan Sentra small car rose 56 per cent.“Lower gas prices are actually a tide that floats all ships,” said Jessica Caldwell, a senior analyst with the car buying site Edmunds.com.General Motors’ overall U.S. sales rose just 0.2 per cent to 226,819. Chevy Cruze compact car sales were up 51 per cent, largely due to increases in fleet sales to governments and rental car companies.Ford’s car sales declined 11.5 per cent to 188,654, but Escape SUV sales rose 12 per cent. Chrysler said its U.S. sales rose 22 per cent to 170,480 for its best October since 2001. The red-hot Jeep brand led the way with a 52 per cent increase over a year ago.Toyota said it set an SUV sales record in October thanks to a 22-per cent gain for its RAV4 small SUV, and a 30-per cent jump in sales of the Highlander mid-size SUV. Toyota’s sales were up 7 per cent overall.Nissan, Honda and Subaru all reported their best October sales ever, fueled by demand for their small SUVs. Nissan sales were up 13 per cent to 103,000, with the Frontier small pickup chalking up a 25-per cent gain. Honda’s sales rose nearly 6 per cent to 121,172, with a 30-per cent gain for the CR-V small SUV. Subaru’s sales jumped 25 per cent to 43,012. Sales of the Outback small SUV rose 55 per cent.Hyundai’s sales dropped 6.5 per cent. While sales of its Tucson SUV rose 44 per cent, that wasn’t enough to offset sagging sales of its Sonata and Elantra sedans.Sales should remain strong through November and December and close out the year at 16.5 million, up 6 per cent from 2013, Toprak says. He says buyers should look for big discounts in small cars as well as full-size trucks and SUVs for the remainder of the year.“At the moment, the picture is rosy. Sales are doing well, incentive levels appear to be higher but still in check,” Toprak said. “Things are in a pretty healthy balance in the industry.” read more

South Sudan Bureaucratic obstacles hindering relief work must stop says senior UN

“Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across this country,” said Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan in a news release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “Yet, they continue to face obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts. This must stop.” According to OCHA, some 91 humanitarian access incidents were recorded from 1 to 28 November. Of these, 64 incidents (little more than 70 per cent) involved violence against humanitarian personnel or assets. Another 18 incidents (about 20 per cent) involved interference in humanitarian action, including interference in administrative matters, illegal or arbitrary taxation, and expulsion of staff.Humanitarian organizations are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across South Sudan but they continue to face obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts. Also in November, relief workers were denied access to areas outside of Yei in Central Equatoria and Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal, where tens of thousands of people are in need of assistance and protection. The UN humanitarian arm further reported that needs in the country continue to rise due to the conflict and economic decline. It is estimated that about three million people have been displaced, of which more than 1.1 million people have fled to neighbouring countries as refugees, since fighting first broke out in December 2013. Further in the release, Mr. Owusu also noted steps taken by the Government to address the access challenges, including the establishment of a high-level humanitarian oversight committee. He, however, added that the recent incidents were a “major challenge” and that the commitments needed to be translated into “real, tangible and immediate improvements in the operating environment for aid workers on the front-lines of humanitarian action.” read more

More EuroNCAP stars – in a reasonably priced car

More new models also come with the latest electronic stability and traction control systems. Figures from Bosch, supplier of ESP, suggest that 29 per cent of new cars sold in the UK are now fitted with its system, up from 20 per cent in 2003. 5-star occupant rating 6 41 1 39 3-star pedestrian rating Zero (19 models 4-star rated) On greater consumer awareness of active safety systems, director of road safety charity, RoadSafe, Adrian Walsh said, ‘Those involved in road safety recognise the significant benefits of active safety in reducing road casualties, so we welcome moves by EuroNCAP to raise awareness of these crash avoidance technologies. It is a simple fact that, whether investment is made in better roads, driver education or vehicle design, an accident prevented is the best form of protection for all road users.’ As well as limiting the effect of an impact on occupants and pedestrians, manufacturers are increasingly investing in accident prevention technologies. For example, from July 2004 all new volume production cars have been fitted with ABS as standard, a voluntary move by car makers. He added, ‘Given that up to a quarter of all crashes involve someone at work, RoadSafe calls on company directors to take a lead and ensure they supply modern cars fitted with active safety systems for their employees.’ 23 (12 models 4-star rated) Latest EuroNCAP crash tests show huge improvements in new car safety, in just five years. Independent tests revealed better scores on occupant and pedestrian protection measures, despite the introduction of more stringent tests in 2002. Improved safety has not come at a price though, as the average new car is now around 10 per cent cheaper than it was in 1998*. EuroNCAP scores – www.euroncap.com 2004/2005 crash test scores 1. RoadSafe is a road safety partnership of leading companies in the motor and transport industries in Britain, government and road safety professionals. It aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by road accidents and promote safer driving. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan commented, ‘Better crash test scores demonstrate our commitment to safety and should give new car buyers greater peace of mind. However, it is in accident avoidance technology – sometimes called active safety systems – where the industry is moving forward quietly but with determined resolve to drive down deaths and injuries on UK roads.’ No of models tested 1999/2000 crash test scores Notes: * On 22 June 2005 What Car? revealed that, on average, new car prices have fallen by 10 per cent in seven years, based on the What Car? Price Index. The magazine suggested that ‘sharp competition and keen discounts have slashed the cost of a typical new car by a 10th – despite inflation rising by 17.5 per cent between June 1998 and June 2005′. read more

Clark College faculty pushing for pay bump

first_imgBargaining over Clark College faculty members’ next work contract is off to a rocky start.Union leaders say top administrators have given instructors the cold shoulder; officials say the union must face cold, hard reality.The faculty union, about 300 members strong, has pressed for what it calls a modest Clark contribution to allow the first salary-grid step increase in three years.In that time, Washington hasn’t funded cost-of-living-adjustments for Clark’s teachers.President Bob Knight and his cabinet, wary of new budget cuts as lawmakers wrestle with a soaring, multibillion-dollar state deficit, say there’s no sustainable cash flow to afford the step increase, however. A new labor agreement would cover all the approximate 900 instructors employed by Clark, nearly 700 of whom are part-time, or adjunct, instructors.It’s a familiar skirmish — one that drew more than 40 faculty members to Clark’s most recent board of trustees meeting, with some holding placards to voice frustration. Their complaint: “$0 for faculty” pay sweeteners — the administration’s stance so far — is unjust.But, what makes this squabble different is that, unlike struggling private firms and revenue-starved local or state agencies, business has boomed for Clark College during the recession.Clark’s student head count has surged about 50 percent to more than 16,000 just since 2007.While officials note the state chronically underpays the college’s per-student share, a heap of “excess tuition” dollars has come Clark’s way as tuition rates were raised 14.4 percent since 2008, a change approved by legislators.last_img read more

iOS 13s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contact

first_img • Apple’s FaceTime video chats might feel more real soon. Angela Lang/CNET Apple’s third iOS 13 developer beta adds a FaceTime feature that’ll fake eye contact during video calls, according to app designer Mike Rundle. Toggling the FaceTime Attention Correction setting makes it look like you’re looking directly into the camera, even though you’re really looking at the screen and the person you’re talking to.Rundle apparently tested the feature with podcaster Will Sigmon, who noted that it’s only working on the iPhone XS, XS Max and “maybe” the cheaper XR. The 2017 iPhone X apparently doesn’t support the feature. You’ve probably been unnerved by the fact that the person you’re talking to during FaceTime video calls always seems to be looking down slightly, since they’re looking at the image of you on screen rather than at their camera. We don’t know what trickery Apple is using for the Attention Correction feature, but it sounds pretty impressive.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.If you’re looking for iOS 13 features to try right now, Apple added some nice Wi-Fi and Bluetooth shortcuts too.First published at 4:15 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:48 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Now playing: Watch this: iOS 13 beta: Install at your own risk iOS 13 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Apple Tags Mobile Internet Services Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Guys – “FaceTime Attention Correction” in iOS 13 beta 3 is wild.Here are some comparison photos featuring @flyosity: https://t.co/HxHhVONsi1 pic.twitter.com/jKK41L5ucI— Will Sigmon (@WSig) July 2, 2019 3:53 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • iOS 13’s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contactlast_img read more

BC women lay siege to Samkshema Bhavan

first_imgMasab Tank: A large number of BC women laid siege to Telugu Samkshema Bhavan condemning delay in sanctioning of BC subsidy loans on Friday. The protest was organised by BC Welfare Association.Speaking to media during the protest, R Krishnaiah, president of BC Welfare Association, alleged that 5.77 lakh BCs have applied for BC subsidy loans for last three years, but government has failed to sanction loan to single applicant. Denouncing the government apathy, he said that while the state government has crores of rupees for spending on constructing new assembly and secretariat buildings, it is not coming forward to give subsidy loans to poor BCs. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Most of the loan applicants have applied loans under self-employment schemes for starting small businesses such as xerox centres, beauty parlours, cloth stores, kiran stores and vegetable stores, he said. While Rs 5,000 crore were allocated to 12 BC caste federations, only Rs 210 crore have been spent so far, Krishnaiah said. He demanded the government to call a meeting with bankers and instruct them to give loans to BCs. BC leaders Gujja Krishna, Jayanthi, Nanda Gopal, Narsimha Naik, Satish, Naresh, Kumar, Mahender Goud and others participated in the protest.last_img read more

Donald Trump Enters Indian Real Estate Market

first_imgAmerica’s real estate mogul Donald Trump announced the entry of his company into the Indian market.Trump Towers Pune will be a pair of 22 storeyed luxurious residential towers located in an up-scale locality of Pune. The structure will be built by Panchshil Realty developer.”We are thrilled to announce Trump Towers Pune. It will be an amazing building in one of the hottest locations in India. The developers, Panchshil Realty, are a great team of professionals who plan to deliver a product unlike anything else in the region,” said Donald Trump. Trump Towers PuneTwin Towers Pune is a pair of sleek modern towers that ‘redefine the Pune skyline’. It is spread on a 2.5-acre site with 44 luxurious condominiums across two towers of 22 storeys each. Each floor houses one apartment of approximately 6000 sqft with five bedrooms. With approvals ready and construction already underway, Trump Towers Pune is expected to be completed by 2015. The project was first talked about in August last year, when Panchshil Realty announced the news.The project will mark the entry of the Trump brand in India. Trump announced the news on the micro-blogging website Twitter yesterday.Trump Organization’s first project in India, Trump Towers Pune, will epitomize inspired living and timeless elegance http://t.co/VZr9jwKz29- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2013The companies have not announced the cost of each condominium yet. Trump Towers Pune will also have an exclusive fitness center by Bollywood actor and model John Abraham.There will also be an art gallery which will exclusively showcase contemporary art, private collections of various artists and an exquisite jewellery collection to epitomise luxury for the residents.last_img read more

Amazon smartphone deals Big discounts planned to woo Flipkart customers

first_imgAmazon logoReutersThe Indian smartphone market is witnessing a boom with online retailers such as Flipkart and Amazon making a kill in the second largest smartphone market in the world.While Flipkart already has an upper hand in its home territory, Amazon is planning to widen its market share in India as more and more tech-savvy consumers hop online to buy their mobile phones.Flipkart bagged close to 51 percent of online smartphone sales last year, with Amazon managed 33 percent, according to a Counterpoint Research report.Now, Amazon India plans to cut prices and increase spending over the next few quarters to increase its market share, Mint reported.Amazon and Flipkart are selling Motorola’s Moto E4 Plus smartphone at Rs 7,999, after a discount of Rs 2,000. Next up is Moto G5s Plus, which is only selling on Amazon. The device is selling at a discount of Rs 4,000 at Rs 12,999. Users get additional Rs 1,000 off in case they opt-in for an exchange.”On Amazon, sellers decide on pricing of products. We continue to seek out opportunities to make smartphones more affordable for our customers. Our exchange and EMI schemes have gained momentum with customers. We are working closely with brands to enable them reach out to customers across India,” the company’s spokesperson told International Business Times over an email.This comes as global e-commerce giant Amazon continues its pursuit to buy Flipkart even as the latter closes in on a sale to Walmart Inc. Amazon is said to have offered a breakup fee of between $1 billion and $2 billion to mount pressure on Flipkart to engage in negotiations. Amazon logoReutersFlipkart’s ability to maintain its lead in smartphone sales, which comprise roughly half of all online retail in India, has been central to its turnaround and Amazon plans to implement a similar strategy as it struggles to close the gap.But as the world smartphone market becomes saturated and innovation slows, will Amazon be able to achieve its India ambition?”India as a (smartphone) market has a lot of potential. There is just 30 percent smartphone penetration right now and Amazon wants to make the most of this opportunity,” said Amit Chandra, an analyst at HDFC Securities.While India is seen as a smartphone market with immense room for growth, fears continue to linger as to how sustainable the growth is and for how long can it last. And they seem warranted after China’s smartphone shipments in January declined for the first time since it became the largest smartphone market.One of the reasons for the Chinese decline was that users are holding on to high-quality models for longer, thereby lengthening the replacement cycle. Also, the potential first-time buyers in price-sensitive Asian economies don’t look at hefty price tags and mostly opt for ultra-low-cost smartphones.So, if Amazon sticks to high-specification but low-cost, value for money smartphone models in India, it may be able to successfully create unprecedented demand in the coming years.”People will continue to prefer e-commerce portals as long as they get discounts. Flipkart relies on private equity firms to get funding but Amazon is sitting on a huge cash-pile and they are using that to gain market share,” said Chandra.Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, has ramped-up investments to uproot Softbank-funded Flipkart. The company invested another Rs 1,680 crore in its Indian unit last year as part of its commitment to invest $5 billion to expand its local business. And Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s talismanic founder, is prepared to do whatever it takes to win in India.last_img read more

Atlanta Illustrator Marcus Williams Brings Diversity to Baltimore ComicCon

first_imgIllustrator Marcus Williams.The annual event known as Baltimore Comic-Con is an opportunity where a cult of artists, creators and writers come together to not be judged. Marcus Williams, an Atlanta, Georgia based illustrator is one of those unique individuals. His work is a representation of a diverse outlook on life.At Baltimore Comic-Con, you get a chance to dress like your favorite fictional character, or even as your alter-ego, in a no-judgment zone.Williams, 34, is a single Black father of two from San Diego, California, who currently resides in Atlanta. He once attended The Art Institute of Atlanta, but soon put his college life on hold to follow his dream as an illustrator. For the past 16 years he has been a professional freelance illustrator for comics and children’s books. In addition, he creates his own original characters. “My life has become drawing…that’s all i do,” said Williams in an interview with The AFRO. “I’m pretty much drawing all the time. When I’m eating, when I’m sleep and when I’m spending time with my kids”Williams added: “I illustrate things that I am passionate about. It’s just me drawing what I feel is cool, or what I wish I could see.”Williams maintains a blog at marcusthevisual.tumblr.com. One of Williams’ works on his blog is a comic he created called “Black Panther & Storm Heritage.” While not officially sanctioned by Marvel, the owner the Black Panther intellectual property, Williams’ creates his own story where the two main characters, who have a child and get divorced in the licensed comic book, stay together.“Those writers made them get a divorce, so I wanted to create a fan fiction that portrayed them still together,” said Williams. “It’s just the imagery. The imagery of showing a super hero black family that is powerful.”Williams is currently working on a comic called “Super Natural,” and “Super-Natural Boy.” No date is set for Super-Natural Boy yet, but his newest comic book called, “Super Natural Book 1,” will be published on September 28.“She’s going to deal with the police, she’s going to deal with the government, she’s going to deal with the media,” said Williams. “She’s new to our culture here in America, but since she’s powerful she’s going to be able to handle those entities much differently. I want to speak to that frustration.”This will not be Williams first time at the Baltimore Comic-Con convention. He will be drawing cats for guests and fans as he’ll turn their cat into a “hero cat” based off his illustrations he does for creator and writer, Kyle Puttkamer, called “Hero Cats of Stellar City.” The book allows an extensive group of cats with abilities to save their city as each cat gives off a distinct personality. “There’s not a lot of cat comic books out there…but there is a huge, huge, huge eagerish market for them, said Williams.”Williams also said: “We really don’t have to sell cats. People walk by our stand and say “Omg, hero cats!” Fanatics love cats already…we really don’t have to work too hard.”For more on “Hero Cats Of Stellar City” go to herocatscomic.com. Williams’ official website is marcusthevisual.com Baltimore Comic-Con will take place September 25-27.last_img read more

Sidharth Alia wrap up Kapoor and Sons

first_imgActors Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan have wrapped up the shooting for Shakun Batra’s Kapoor and Sons.The trio will soon release the first look of the film. “#KapoorAndSons wrapped up….and coming soon @aliaa08 @_fawadakhan_ @shakunbatra @karanjohar,” Sidharth, 30, posted on Twitter.The 22-year-old Highway actor also tweeted about the upcoming first look. “Coming soon @s1dharthm ifawadkhan #kapoorandsonssince 1921,” she wrote.Produced by Karan Johar, the romantic comedy drama is Alia and Sidharth’s second film together post their debut movie Student of the Year. Both the actors are working with the Pakistani hearthrob for the first time.The film will hit the theaters on March 18, 2016. Kapoor and Sons also stars Rishi Kapoor in a major role.last_img read more

Five Star TenX Unite to Donate Homes to Veterans

first_img March 31, 2016 474 Views The Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado announced Thursday at the 2016 Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., that the Institute would be partnering with the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, Irvine, California-based Ten-X (formerly Auction.com), to donate $50,000 to Operation Homefront, a national non-profit organization that provides mortgage-free homes to veterans.Five Star has partnered with various non-profit organizations over the last five years to provide approximately $4 million worth of homes to service members.“The Five Star Institute remains committed to supporting our military members and their families. We are honored to stand behind a cause that does so much to help our nation’s heroes” Delgado said. “This home presentation to veterans program is part of our ongoing mission to raise awareness of the needs of our veterans to obtain housing. We are humbled by the immense level of dedication shown by Auction.com and Operation Homefront in helping us fulfill this mission.”The partnership between Five Star, Auction.com, and Operation Homefront was announced in March at last year’s Five Star Government Forum in Washington, D.C., when Auction.com donated $50,000 to the home donation program and another $50,000 on at the 2015 Five Star Conference.This donation brings Ten-X’s total contribution to Operation Homefront over the last two years to $150,000. The check will be presented by Ten-X EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Rick Sharga.“We are proud to support an organization that does so much to help our veterans. We are excited to help fulfill their mission, and to be able to help our military heroes and their families” Sharga stated.Operation Homefront, which is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, has helped thousands of service members and their families with emergency and other financial assistance since it was founded in 2002. Currently, more than 2,500 volunteers nationwide assist Operation Homefront with this effort.“We are very grateful to receive this generous donation from Ten-X and to be working with our amazing friends from the Five Star Institute again this year.  Both partners share our passion for and are dedicated to our mission to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive, not simply get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.” said John Pray, Operation Homefront CEO.Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of The MReport and TheMReport.com. Five Star Institute Operation Homefront Ten-X 2016-03-31 Staff Writer Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News Five Star, Ten-X Unite to Donate Homes to Veteranslast_img read more

Stanton also spoke to the media on Wednesday I f

first_imgStanton also spoke to the media on Wednesday.“I feel good,” he said. “I feel really good. I think we’ve got a plan in place with our training staff and just trying to trend in the right direction, and that’s been the case the past couple of days.“Both days have been successful thus far. It’s just one of those things where I don’t know when it’s going to start feeling better but I don’t want to push it too hard.”Stanton added that if he’s not ready to go by Sunday, “Blaine will go out there and do a good job.”PETERS SPRAINS ANKLEArians did give a more definitive update on another ailing player, defensive tackle Corey Peters. He said the 29-year-old Peters, who has started all nine of the Cardinals’ games this year, has a high ankle sprain and could be out a while. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires As Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton nurses a knee injury, it’s unclear whether Blaine Gabbert will start against the Texans this week.On Wednesday, head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Stanton has made progress in practice since spraining his knee in Thursday’s game against the Seahawks. There was no announcement on whether Stanton would be ruled out against Houston, though 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reported that Gabbert will start. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 4 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Harmonised inflation rises to 21 in April

first_imgCyprus’s harmonised consumer price index rose an annual 2.1 per cent in April compared to a year before and 1 per cent in a month, the statistical service said.The increase was mainly on energy products which became 17 per cent more expensive last month compared to April 2016, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. Prices for services and food, non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 2 per cent and 1 per cent respectively. Non-energy industrial products became 1.2 per cent more affordable.In January to April, the harmonised inflation rate was 1.4 per cent, Cystat said. In March, the harmonised consumer price index rose an annual 1.5 per cent.You May LikeMarie Claire | Hanacure4 Stars Who Tried The “Benjamin Button” Facial All Over Your Social FeedsMarie Claire | HanacureUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoscienceglory.comNew Evidence on Eerie Easter Island is Changing What We Knewscienceglory.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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