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TROUVAILLE WANTS TO BE YOUR STYLISH NEW BEST FRIEND

By on October 15, 2019

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Have you ever become overwhelmed with choice while shopping online, panicked and then ended up purchasing three ill-advised dresses instead of just one?Now you can get seasoned—and curated—advice from Trouvaille (French for “a lucky find”), a newly launched website that customizes your online shopping experience by cleverly narrowing down the choices based on what’s perfect for you. It’s one part old-school fashion blog, one part e-commerce platform and one part personal stylist. Just fill out a quiz specifying your tastes and budget and within a week the team will send you a list of items to buy online, complete with multiple styling options.“Right now, there’s so much choice and clutter out there,” says founder Britt Barkwell, who uses her highly attuned editor’s eye to make the selections. It’s like shopping with your best friend, if your best friend happened to work as a content editor at Holt Renfrew for seven years, and happens to have impeccable taste. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement From November 19 to December 21, Trouvaille’s expertise will move from URL to IRL with a holiday market pop-up at Commerce Court in Toronto’s Financial District. Twitterlast_img read more

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Marijuana legalization may go more smoothly than you think Washington governor

By on October 13, 2019

first_imgVANCOUVER – Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has a message of reassurance for Canadians who may fear that legalization of recreational marijuana next week will come with a wave of negative consequences: It’s not as bad as you think.Washington and Colorado became the first U.S. states to broadly legalize recreational marijuana in 2012 and Inslee says few of the concerns expressed at the time became a reality.“The decriminalization of marijuana by all ways of judging it, I believe, largely has been a success in the sense that the fears of those who were not supportive of our efforts really have not been realized,” Inslee told reporters at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday.“We’ve not had crime associated with it, we’ve not had adverse health effects, there is not evidence of significant increase in youth usage.”However, there is still a need for more research on traffic related issues and the state has struggled with impaired driving, he said.While Washington has not documented any increase in traffic accidents tied to an increase in marijuana consumption, Inslee said it has seen a rise in chemicals in drivers’ blood streams including alcohol, amphetamines and barbiturates.“That has happened, but we haven’t seen it necessarily tied to marijuana,” he said.Recreational marijuana will be legalized across Canada on Oct. 17.Inslee recommended that the various levels of government have strong regulatory frameworks in place, including packaging rules that ensure consumers know exactly what they’re getting — especially when edibles become legal in the future.He said Washington benefited by issuing only as many production and retail licences as it could handle, compared with other states that issued unlimited licences and created a “Wild West” environment.British Columbia Premier John Horgan said his government has taken cues from Washington state including limiting the number of licensed outlets but said transitioning to legalization is a “challenge.”A number of existing dispensaries will have to go through the process of being licensed again, he said.“Many are very well on their way to becoming recertified or re-established but that’s going to take some time and I think I would appeal to the public for patience and also to the providers for patience,” Horgan said.Horgan said law enforcement is focused on how to best manage impaired driving and he’s hopeful that governments will have more answers for the public soon.“That’s been an issue right across the country. When I talk to other premiers, that’s the highest priority.”last_img read more

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Prosecutor No charges in toxic tea incident that nearly killed woman at

By on October 4, 2019

Prosecutor: No charges in toxic tea incident that nearly killed woman at Utah restaurant by Brady McCombs, The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2014 10:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SALT LAKE CITY – No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.But Dickey’s Barbecue isn’t off the hook just yet: Jan Harding and her family will enter into mediation with the restaurant later this year to try to reach a monetary agreement, her attorney said. If that doesn’t work, they’ll file a lawsuit.Harding and her family accept the decision by Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill and are glad the investigation is complete, their lawyer Paxton Guymon said.“I agree that there was no intent to injure, but the level of recklessness on a number of fronts was so egregious that it was a train wreck waiting to happen,” Guymon said. “Somebody was going to get hurt. … There was very poor management, poor training. There were a lot of things that could have been differently to prevent this from happening.”The Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. didn’t immediately have any comment. The company earlier said the incident was isolated and unprecedented in the chain’s 73-year history.Authorities have said an employee at Dickey’s Barbecue in South Jordan unintentionally put the heavy-duty cleaner lye in a sugar bag, and another worker on Aug. 10 mistakenly mixed it into an iced-tea dispenser.Later that day, Harding took a single sip of the sweetened iced tea while out to eat with her husband, and suffered deep, ulcerated burns to her esophagus. She was hospitalized in critical condition.Lye, an odourless chemical that looks like sugar, is used for degreasing deep fryers and is the active ingredient in Drano.Harding, 67, spent nearly two weeks in a Salt Lake City hospital. She has been out of the hospital for weeks but still hasn’t regained her sense of taste, her lawyer said.She continues to see doctors about the damage to her esophagus. She also still suffers some emotional distress.“It’s been challenging for her to go out and eat,” Guymon said. “There’s still some lingering anxiety.”Gill said Friday that after an extensive police investigation, prosecutors determined there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.They analyzed more than 700 hours of video from inside the restaurant, along with interviews with several current and former employees and business partners, he said. They also reviewed another lye incident at the restaurant in July, when a worker burned herself when she stuck her finger into a sugar container and licked it to test for the chemical cleaner.“There were certainly errors or mishaps that occurred, but none of that rose to the level of what we were charged to do: Look for criminal charges,” Gill said.Harding’s family is tentatively scheduled to meet with Dickey’s Barbecue representatives in November to see if they can reach a monetary agreement, Guymon said. They also want the chain to change how its restaurants handle dangerous substances to ensure nothing like this happens again, he said.Harding and her Baptist minister husband, Jim Harding, declined to comment Friday. They previously said they were not angry with anyone at Dickey’s and decided to share their story in hopes that other restaurants will take measures to prevent something similar from happening, perhaps by adding colored dye to chemicals.“My clients are really adamant that this is about more than money,” Guymon said. “That’s why the mediation approach is the right one to try at this point. If you go to court, you can’t necessarily force them to adopt some new policy.” read more

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Fed voices concern about global economic pressures

By on October 3, 2019

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jan 27, 2016 12:08 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.Six weeks after it raised rates from record lows, the Fed took stock of a more perilous international picture that could alter its plans for further raising rates. Fed officials issued a statement after their latest policy meeting that suggested they might reduce the pace of future rate hikes if market losses and global weakness persist.But stock investors were disappointed that the Fed did not commit outright to delaying its pace of rate increases. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down about 223 points, or 1.4 per cent. The Dow had been up slightly before the Fed issued its statement.Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, said investors had been hoping for a “clear signal” that the Fed would raise rates more gradually for the rest of 2016 and felt discouraged when they didn’t get it.Many point to the Fed’s December rate hike as a key factor in the stock market’s tumble in recent weeks. The move amounted to only a small rise in the Fed’s still-extremely low target rate for overnight bank lending. But it signalled that a seven-year period of near-zero rates was ending and that while borrowing costs wouldn’t be rising fast, they would be headed up.The Fed’s new statement said it’s studying “global economic and financial developments and is assessing their implications for the labour market and inflation.”“This is intended to lull us into lower expectations as to when the next move is going to come,” said Patrick O’Keefe, director of economic research at the consulting firm CohnReznick.Since the Fed raised rates Dec. 16, stocks have plunged, oil prices have skidded and China’s leaders have struggled to manage a slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy. The Fed’s statement Wednesday noted that U.S. economic growth has also slowed.Some economists say they now expect just two modest Fed rate increases during 2016, rather than the three or four they had foreseen when the year began. But no one is sure.The Fed’s signal in December that it would raise rates four times this year “has become less plausible as we’ve gotten a little bit into the year,” O’Keefe said. “Reality has refused to co-operate.”In a key change to the statement, the Fed dropped language it had used in December that it was “reasonably confident” that inflation would reach the Fed’s 2 per cent target over the next few years.By dropping this language, the Fed appeared to signal concern that inflation has fallen further as a result of a further drop in oil prices and a stronger dollar. Chair Janet Yellen and other Fed officials have stressed the importance of higher inflation. A key inflation gauge has run below the 2 per cent target for more than three years.The Fed’s policymakers left their benchmark rate unchanged in a range of 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. For seven years until December, they had kept that rate at record lows near zero.“It was very noncommittal,” Asha Bangalore, economist at Northern Trust, said of the Fed’s statement.Still, the changes the Fed made in describing economic conditions signalled that it might be prepared to slow its credit tightening until it sees more evidence that the markets and the economy are stabilizing.The December statement had said the economy was expanding at a “moderate pace.” The new statement notes that “growth slowed late last year.”The previous statement also described risks to the outlook as “balanced.” That description was dropped Wednesday. In its place, the Fed inserted its concern about global economic and financial developments.The Fed’s statement was approved by a vote of 10-0.In the first three trading weeks of 2016, the Dow shed more than 7 per cent of its value China has unnerved investors because of an economic slowdown that Beijing seems incapable of steering properly. That country’s decelerating growth has shrunk global commodity prices and the emerging market countries that have supplied them to China.The tumbling markets so far haven’t shaken consumer confidence. One measurement of confidence climbed for a second month, the Conference Board said this week. Much of the optimism stems from solid job growth: U.S. employers added an average of 284,000 jobs a month in the final quarter of last year. And the unemployment rate remains a low 5 per cent. Home and auto sales have also been solid.But American manufacturing has remained weak. Export sales have slowed in part because a higher-valued dollar has made goods more expensive overseas. The strong dollar has also made imports cheaper and helped hold down inflation.The economy’s growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, has lagged, with many analysts suggesting that it slowed to a sluggish annual rate below 1 per cent in the October-December quarter. 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Childrens Court to be established after passage of new Juvenile Offences

By on September 25, 2019

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFirst Juvenile Court declared open; more to be established in 2019October 31, 2018In “latest news”Judicial officers being trained to deal with Oil, Gas industry matters – Chancellor (ag)February 15, 2018In “Court”Judicial system still plagued by major hurdles in TIP cases – ChancellorMarch 2, 2019In “Crime” Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards recently disclosed that with the passage of the new Juvenile Offences Bill in the National Assembly, a Children’s Court will be established.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-EdwardsAccording to a release from the DPI, Justice Cummings-Edwards said the Judiciary is proactive and has implemented measures in preparation for the court’s opening.The new Juvenile Offences Bill, is expected to be laid in the National Assembly shortly and according to the acting Chancellor, “We are not waiting until it is law, we have already started training of our magistrates.”The two magistrates that will preside over the court have already been identified.In 2017, four magistrates including the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, attended a study tour in another jurisdiction to observe the operations of their Children’s Court, to learn the best practices and the pitfalls to ensure that when Guyana’s system is efficient and adheres to international standards.“We are getting assistance from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in this regard and we are going to start that court in a short while,” Justice Cummings-Edwards informed.She noted that the existing legislation, the Juvenile Offenders Act also makes provision for the establishment of such a court.These matters are currently heard in camera, where the public is disallowed in the Chambers, but with the new court, there will be dedicated personnel “because our children need more than what obtains at present,” Justice Cummings-Edwards said.In relation to domestic violence cases, the acting Chancellor is assuring that these are being handled expeditiously by the magistrates in spite of the many constraints.She disclosed that in 2017, various agencies were engaged as well as Non-Governmental Organisations, who were given the opportunity to share their thoughts on how these matters were effectively handled.“We have to see the situation from all angles, so we have had courses…the magistrates do their best but they are some persons who come to court and say they have made up with the perpetrator and they do not wish to proceed and that is their right.”Training is ongoing for magistrates since the bulk of the domestic violence cases are dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court, however, those that result in felonious wounding, murder or manslaughter are handled at the High Court. Further, the acting Chancellor alluded to the fact that having specialised courts to deal with juveniles, sexual offences, domestic violence and other sensitive matters will eliminate re-victimisation and trauma for victims, as well as the speedy disposal of the cases.She said as an example, in any given session of the November 2017 established Sexual Offences Court there are over 100 cases to be tried coming from the chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).“There is also a component which comes through the Ministry of Social Protection and we are working with them in that regard for a Victim Support Unit and we are working with all stakeholders in relation to the Sexual Offences Court,” she added.According to the DPI, a Trinidad specialist in child abuse and sexual offences cases will be in Guyana, within the next month, to provide psycho-social training to magistrates and judges. read more

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Minister Hogan will meet Priory Hall residents once resolution process complete

By on September 22, 2019

first_imgThere will be new building control regulations some time soon but unfortunately, they won’t be retrospective.HorrifiedTD for Dublin North Central, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, is also due to attend today’s march, telling TheJournal.ie that everyone “was horrified by what happened in Priory Hall” a year ago.“I have a suspicion that Priory Hall is the first of many of these situations that will be coming up over the next number of years,” he says, while acknowledging that a number of apartments in his own constituency are “clearly not up to standard.”While hopeful that a resolution can be found, Ó Ríordáin remains cautious:The problem with issues like this is that when the media spotlight moves onto something else, it can be difficult to keep the pressure on… if we don’t get this right, we will have failed the people.Remembering back to 2004 when he was first elected to Dublin City Council, Ó Ríordáin believes that “planning permissions were being handed out willy-nilly”.What we have here [in Priory Hall] are apartments that are completely worthless. The city council have a huge amount to answer for. THE FORMER COUNCILLOR for the Donaghmede electoral area and current Labour TD, Seán Kenny, has told TheJournal.ie that the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan will meet those from Priory Hall – once the current resolution process has completed.“I have spoken to the minister,” Kenny said. “Once this report has been completed, he is agreeable to meeting the residents then.”Kenny is one of a number of TDs which are due to attend today’s ‘March for Justice’ to mark the one year anniversary of the eviction of residents from Priory Hall.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Kenny spoke of his reasons for attending today’s march. On the subject of the resolution process which is still underway, Kenny believes that its completion remains “the next important landmark” in the ongoing saga, which he believes has been “handled very badly by Dublin City Council,” who had too much control.Dublin City Council were a planning authority, a housing authority, a building control authority and a fire authority in this development, so they were a partial landlord in this development. This [incident] has been unique in several respects, and if a solution could be found, it would be a Priory Hall specific-solution. It’s just the start of it, it really is just the start of it.Read: Priory Hall: ‘Families have had to press pause on their lives for the last year’ > I’ll be going there to show solidarity and support on account of the terrible legacy that was left behind by [Tom] McFeely, the cowboy developer, who’s walking away from the whole scene, and on account of the failure of building regulations.last_img read more

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Quakecon 2011 lineup includes Carmack playable Rage Prey 2 Skyrim

By on September 21, 2019

first_imgBethesda, the publisher that now owns Quake creator id Software, has announced the show lineup for QuakeCon 2011, and it includes a keynote from John Carmack, a playable version of id’s upcoming Rage, and demonstrations of Bethesda-published titles Prey 2 and Skyrim.Carmack, in keeping with tradition of QuakeCons past, will kick off the show with a keynote address with a mind-melting combination of inside details on id’s latest projects and extremely technical discussions of wide-ranging programming topics. There’s always a few gems in these talks that make them worth watching by gamers and developers alike.If Carmack’s talks are a little too high-brow for the assembled throngs of gamers hungry for details, the crowd will then be satisfied by the first public demonstration of the latest Elder Scrolls title, Skyrim, by Bethesda producer Todd Howard. Human Head’s Prey 2 will also be shown off by project lead Chris Rhinehart.What’s more, Quakecon attendees will, as usual, be among the first to play the next id game. Rage will be playable on the show floor, and another demonstration of the title will be given by id design director Matt Hooper. So far we’ve seen some pretty stunning gameplay videos of Rage in action, but it’s not until gamers actually get their hands on the controls that we’ll truly know if it lives up to the hype. When Carmack is involved you really can’t doubt a solid 60fps means exactly that. We just have to hope the gameplay lives up to the id Tech 5 engine.The party – which is free to enter – kicks off on August 4 in Dallas, TX.Read more at Bethesda’s official blog, or hit up quakecon.org to register to attend.last_img read more

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City of Del Mar names new community services directorlifeguard chief

By on September 17, 2019

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 26, 2018 City of Del Mar names new community services director/lifeguard chief KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 26, 2018 DEL MAR (KUSI) — The City of Del Mar has announced that Jon Edelbrock will be the new Director of Community Services/Lifeguard Chief for the City of Del Mar.Jon has served the City of Del Mar and the Community Services Department for over twenty-five years. Since being hired as a Seasonal Lifeguard in 1992, Jon quickly progressed through the lifeguard ranks ascending to his recent position of Lifeguard Lieutenant in 2010.In this role, Jon has been responsible for the budget, private use of public space, hiring, and training of lifeguard staff.He also brings a breadth of knowledge and experience across the Parking and Facilities divisions of the Department after serving in multiple capacities including operational management of both divisions over the past 17 years.“His dedication and long-term commitment to the Del Mar community, his co-workers, lifeguarding profession, as well as his longevity in public service are just some of the many reasons why Jon Edelbrock was selected to lead the Community Services Department,” said City Manager Scott Huth. “I have no doubt that Jon will do a great job leading the department and continuing to provide a high level of service to the community and the many visitors that enjoy our beautiful beach each year.A longtime resident of coastal North County, Jon lives locally with his wife and two children. He enjoys time with his family, traveling, surfing, and recently received his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. last_img read more

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Assembly Votes To Rename Chambers After Betty J Glick

By on September 14, 2019

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution to rename the assembly chambers as the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers. In 1981 Betty was recognized in the “Who’s Who of American Women” for her dedication to her community and to Alaska. She served on the Kenai City Council, and on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly from 1982 through 1995 and then again from 2002 through 2005. Assemblymember Dale Bagley: “We will have some signs made up, and on December 4, at about 4:45pm we will have a brief ceremony and hopefully Betty can make it.”  According to the resolution Glick has selflessly served the constituents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough since her arrival to Alaska in 1961.center_img She served as Assembly Vice President and as Assembly President multiple times during her tenure, and on a number of other committees. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Chambers are officially known as the “Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers.”last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For August 24 2018

By on September 11, 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, August 24, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light southwest wind.In The Community: Come and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green every Friday night this August at 7:45pm! Tonight’s film is Grease. Check the library’s Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented by the Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.At The Senior Center: Sewing Class at 10am. Video Exercise at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting Karaoke from Winnell Entertainment at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For September 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For August 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Kotzebue Fishery Closes Early with 3rd Best Harvest in Over 25 Years

By on September 9, 2019

first_imgThe commercial fishing season in Kotzebue came to a close Friday, and while both the chum salmon run and the payout to fishermen pales in comparison to the gargantuan success of last year, the fishermen at Alaska’s northernmost salmon fishery still have plenty of reason to smile.Commercial fishermen delivering chum salmon in Kotzebue. Photo: Hilary Upicksoun.“Right now we’re a little over 300,000 harvested, and this was the third best harvest in over 25 years in the Kotzebue fishery,” said Alaska Department of the Fish and Game biologist Jim Menard, fresh from a visit to Kotzebue this week. He was checking in on the small commercial fishery just 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle, saying the payout to fishermen this year would surpass $800,000 by the close of Friday.Menard said it’s a huge but expected drop-off compared to last year’s harvest of more than 600,000 fish that brought in a nearly $2.9 million combined payout.“Last year was a once in a generation thing, it was either the greatest all-time run or the second greatest all-time run,” Menard recalled. “It just kept coming and coming. The strength of that run was amazing.”But last year wasn’t memorable simply due to the fish. “You had three buyers [in Kotzebue], buying as much as they could. It was just an incredible season.”By comparison, this season Kotzebue has had just one buyer, Copper River Seafoods, and on Friday, Aug. 21, the seafood company’s buyers on the ground announced Friday would be the last day they’re buying fish, ten days before the official closure of Aug. 31.A single buyer has meant less capacity to buy fish, even though more permits were fished this year than last. The buying bottleneck got to the point where Copper River put fishermen on 1,500-pound limits, and even refused to buy for several days at a time. (Those limits, enforced per permit, also contributed to the high number of permits fished, as idle permits were dusted off for a chance to delivery an additional 1,500 pounds to market.)In the end, only 29 days were actually fished between the start of the season on July 12 and Friday.Still, Menard said this year’s run ranks within the top ten for the Kotzebue fishery’s 54-year history. The $800,000 payout is strong, too, even in the face of falling salmon prices.“Definitely throughout the state it was a big drop in price all over for the value of salmon. The price started out this year at 37 cents per pound and later dropped to 27 cents a pound.”Despite Copper River Seafoods closing up shop Friday, there may be one final pulse of sales for Kotzebue fishermen: regional nonprofit Maniilaq may buy some salmon before the season formally comes to a close on the last day of August.last_img read more

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Murkowski to feds Let marijuana users buy guns

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first_imgJohn Weedman, general manager of Western Auto Marine in Juneau, said the federal form asking potential gun buyers if they use marijuana is outdated. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau)When Americans buy guns, they’re asked whether they use marijuana. If they say yes, they can’t buy the gun. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski wants to change that, and some Alaskan gun sellers, marijuana industry advocates and local officials applaud the move.Listen NowJuneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl owns several rifles and pistols. And he also supported the ballot question legalizing marijuana in Alaska. Kiehl was pleased when the Wall Street Journal reported that Murkowski wants the federal government to stop asking whether gun buyers use marijuana.“Where you have a conflict between a federal law that maybe doesn’t make a lot of a sense and privacy right that the Alaska Constitution respects and that now Alaska law respects, you have a weird situation with wiggle room,” Kiehl said. “And that’s not good public policy. It’s not good public safety.”Murkowski asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch whether Lynch could change the policy requiring gun buyers to answer the question on the federal firearms transaction record, or if a new law is needed. The form asks prospective gun buyers if they’re “unlawful users of, or addicted to, marijuana” or other controlled substances. Murkowski noted an Alaska ballot question two years ago set rules for legally growing and selling marijuana. Legal marijuana sales started in Valdez in October and have been rolling out in other parts of Alaska. It remains illegal under federal law.Sen. Lisa Murkowski opposed the ballot question legalizing marijuana sales, but doesn’t want the federal government to keep people who’ve used marijuana from buying guns. (KRBD file photo)The Department of Justice said in its response that the department was enforcing federal drug and gun control laws. In an email, Murkowski said she’s disappointed with the reply, because it reflects a bias against firearm owners.Some gun sellers don’t like the question, including John Weedman. He’s the general manager of Western Auto Marine, a Juneau store that sells guns. He said that with the change in state law, the federal question is outdated.Weedman said he hasn’t heard concerns from customers.“If an applicant puts down on the form that they’re not a user of marijuana, we have no way to verify one way or another on that, OK? And we have no obligation to do that,” Weedman said. “We have a reasonable suspicion — they come in smelling like pot, then yeah — that’s a different story.”Bruce Schulte is the former chairman of the state Marijuana Control Board and spokesman for the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation. He said, in the short term, he’d like to see the federal government stop asking the question about pot use. In the long term, he said new federal laws are needed.“The question alone – it hearkens back to an attitude that’s just not in sync with current social norms,” Schulte said.Schulte noted that the federal government doesn’t ask about alcohol use on the firearm transaction form, though he said it’s more dangerous. He also said some injured military veterans may choose to use marijuana rather than prescription opioids, whose use, combined with guns, could also be more dangerous.It’s a point reinforced by Kiehl, the Juneau Assembly member.“I’ve filled out this form quite a few times myself,” Kiehl said. “And it does not ask if you ever take the gun out of where it’s stored when you’ve been drinking. It does not ask if you take a perfectly legal prescription medication that makes you dopey as a side effect. Those are serious safety issues.”What happens with federal enforcement of marijuana laws – and how they interact with legalization in Alaska and other states – will depend on the next attorney general. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice is Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. Sessions opposes legal marijuana, but it’s not clear how he’ll handle state legalization.last_img read more

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450000 in Barcelona proindependence demo

By on September 3, 2019
first_imgProtesters wave pro-independence Catalan Estelada flags whild leading signs reading `Free the Jordis` during a demonstration in Barcelona on 21 October, 2017 in support of two leaders of Catalan separatist groups, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who have been detained pending an investigation into sedition charges. Photo: AFPSome 450,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, local police said, after Spain moved to dismiss Catalonia’s regional government to thwart its leaders’ independence bid.Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was among the huge crowds filling the streets around the Paseo de Gracia boulevard, with many chanting “independence” and “freedom”.The demonstration was originally called to protest against the detention of two influential separatist activists, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, who are being held on sedition charges accused of instigating protests in the run-up to Catalonia’s banned independence referendum on 1 October.But Saturday’s move by Madrid to seize powers from the semi-autonomous region — which could include taking control of its police force and replacing its public media chiefs — was on the minds of many in the crowds.”I feel totally outraged and extremely sad,” said Meritxell Agut, a 22-year-old bank worker.”They’ve trampled on our rights and our ideas as Catalans,” she told AFP, adding: “They can destroy everything they want but we’ll keep on fighting.”last_img

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Treat for citys culture vultures

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgA Festival of the Arts which marks the 13th anniversary this year will be held from October 22-26 at India International Centre.  What is distinctive about this festival of the arts is the range it presents – dance, music, theatre, films, exhibitions and special cuisine with IIC’s fine open air spaces hosting most of these events.The IIC Experience: A Festival of the Arts this year has a strong focus on Bengal. The festival opens on October 22 at 6:30 pm with a presentation of ‘Chaturvidh’, four dances in the Odishi Marga, presented by Odishi Vision and Movement Centre, Kolkata and choreographed by the noted dancer, Sharmila Biswas. A morning concert will be presented on Sunday with a tribute to mark the birth centenary of the legendary artiste, MS Subbulakshmi with ‘Born to Sing: A Shy Girl from Madurai’ presented by Just Us Repertory, Chennai. In the evening Ghazab Teri Adaa- a comic musical theatre which marks the centenary of World War I and is a tribute to the victims directed by Prof Waman Kendre, Director NSD and will be presented in Hindi by National School of Drama Repertory Company. Arias, Opera and Musical Theatre on October 24 at 6:30 pm, marks the launch of an exciting new group, The Lyric Ensemble of Delhi with music direction by Clayton Duggan, artistic direction by Diniz Sanchez and Founder/Voice Coach by Situ Singh Buehler. IIC would host a Hindustani vocal music by Jayateerth Mevundi of the Kirana Gharana, disciple of the late Pt Arjunsa Nakod and late Pt Shripati Padegar on the next day. The final performance of the festival on October 26 will feature an international concert by Accordion State Youth Orchestra of Baden-Wuerttemberg with the Conductor, SilkeD’Inka, a 30 piece orchestra.The exhibitions in the festival, both indoors and outdoors include ‘Time Past and Time Present: Treasures of Human Knowledge’ at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, an exhibition on the history and contribution of the Asiatic Society to the knowledge and study of human civilization in Asia since 1784.‘KG Subramanyan: An Aesthetic Journey’, celebrates the life and work of the renowned artist with an exhibition of original works in gouache, ink on paper, acrylic – reverse painting on acrylic sheet,the artist’s own writings and illustrated books for children. Curated by Vijay Kowshik, the exhibition will be on view at the Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex until November 4. ‘In the Language of Clay’ will be an exploration and tribute to artisans and craftspersons working with clay with an exhibition of terracotta objects and live demonstrations by craftspersons.Concurrently IIC Experience will also be hosting two thematic film festivals: ‘Celebrating Six Decades of Spanish Cinema’ and ‘A Date with Shakespeare’ featuring 6 Shakespeare adaptations by diverse directors. As a cross over between performance and film, screening of a restored version of a  silent Italian film made in 1916, Cenere directed by Febo Mari with live soundtrack will also be held.last_img read more

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Newspaper removed a grieving gay mans husband from his mothers obituary

By on August 29, 2019

first_imgAccording to Mail Online, Gambill spoke to the publisher, Phillip Hamilton, who confirmed that he had purposefully cut his name from the piece.He said that going against the bible’s wishes was, in essence, publishing false information.Gambill and Giles have been together for 31 years (Picture: Facebook/john.gambill2)‘It is my religious conviction that a male cannot have a husband.‘It’s also my belief that to publish anything contrary to God’s Word on this issue would be to publish something in the newspaper that is not true.‘It would be unethical to publish a news item that is known by the editor to be false.‘Based on the truth found in the Word of God, I could not in good conscience identify Mr Gambill as the husband of Mr Giles.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Barry Gilles and John Gambill have been married for 31 years.Gilles’ mother, Brenda Light, had an obituary published in The Olton Enterprise, Texas, following her passing in February aged 77.Gambill, a funeral director in Dallas, was omitted altogether from his husband”s obituary, reported FOX 10.But the newspaper’s publisher defended its actions, citing that ‘God says man can’t have a husband.’Newspaper claims it is not ‘possible’ for a man to marry a manGambill said Brenda was his ‘second mother’ and was devastated when he found he had been erased from the tribute.Other local newspapers published the obituary in full apart from the Olton Enterprise. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A man’s husband was removed from his mother’s obituary by newspaper publisher, because he wouldn’t publish something that isn’t true in the eyes of the Bible (Picture: Olton Enterprise)center_img After shooting: Puerto Vallarta Tourism safe for LGBT travelers?Egypt hospital who stopped gay man’s life support are refusing to send back his bodyGuam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/newspaper-gay-mans-partner-mothers-obit/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A newspaper has defended censoring a grieving man’s husband from his mother’s obituary.last_img read more

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February 9 2015The STEERING COMMITTEE had their s

By on August 10, 2019

first_imgFebruary 9, 2015The STEERING COMMITTEE had their second meeting at Arcosanti from Friday, February 6. to Sunday, February 8. 2015.[photos by Sue Kirsch] top row:Roger Tomalty, Scott Riley, Peter Scaglione, Steven G. Hall and Jim Carnahan.third row:George Schwetz, Ruth Rae, Jim Caid and Jeff Stein.second row: Tomiaki Tamura, Scott DeWald, George Kosmides, Jeff Zucker and Colleen Reckow.first row: Mary Hoadley, Neil Urban and his wife Monique De Los Rios-Urban, Anthony Floyd and Richard Collins.last_img read more

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Fire damages two cars in Nicosia

By on August 9, 2019

first_imgA fire severely damaged two vehicles in Nicosia early on Monday morning.The fire services were called to the scene in front of a house on Achelou street in Lakatamia at 2am.By 2.30am the fire was under control but a Mercedes car and another vehicle suffered extensive damages.The causes of the incident are under investigation.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Brand of Chinamade drinking glasses deemed unsafe

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first_imgSmall drinking glasses in packs of six have been found to contain high levels of lead and cadmium and are being withdrawn from the local market.The glasses don’t comply with European legislation which regulates the amount of the metals which are present in articles which come into contact with food.In a statement the health ministry informed the public that the health services while carrying out controls in the market took a sample of the product which was deemed unsafe after laboratory tests were carried out.The trade name of the product is ‘LAS VEGAS’, the country of origin China and the importer ‘Jackman Trading Ltd.Cadmium is a heavy toxic metal used to make the bright red colour on many drinking glass decorations and has a similar effect on people’s health as lead.Complications from lead exposure include behaviour and attention problems, decreased IQ, decreased growth, hearing problems and kidney issues. Headaches, anaemia, aggressive behaviour and difficulty sleeping are other possible symptoms. You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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As a management con

By on January 23, 2019

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Well in their front

By on January 13, 2019

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