Two Girls Accused of Homosexuality Acquitted by Marrakech Court

Casablanca — Hajar and Sanae, aged 16 and 17, who were arrested in October on charges of homosexuality, were finally deemed innocent by Marrakech court today.The two girls were arrested on October 27 after a passerby caught them kissing on a Marrakech terrace. After a few days in detention, the girls were granted temporary release pending the court’s ruling. At 10:30 AM today, the court announced that the two girls were innocent and free to go. Following their October arrest, the two girls had received support from a variety of Moroccan organizations, including the Aswat Collective, Akalyat and the Free Feminist Union. An international LGBT rights organization, All Out, also got involved and partnered up with said Moroccan organizations to launch and online petition and postcard campaign in support of the two girls.  The petition, which addressed Morocco’s minister of justice and the minister of interior, called on Moroccan authorities to release the girls and all others convicted on charges of homosexuality. It was able to collect more than 103,000 signatures.In response to the December 9 verdict, All Out team member Mathias Wasik told Morocco World News, “This is a huge victory for LGBT rights in Morocco, one day ahead of the International Human Rights Day. Thanks to brave Moroccan activists and more than 103,000 All Out members from all around the world, the girls are free.”“But this can only be the beginning,” he adds. “The girls should never have been charged in the first place. We will continue urging Moroccan authorities to free all other prisoners who were convicted only because of their sexual orientation, to abolish article 489 of the Moroccan penal code, and to guarantee and protect civil liberties and the right to privacy to all citizens.”Meanwhile, Ibtissame “Betty” Lachgar, spokesperson and co-founder of MALI, the Alternative Movement for Individual Liberties, tells MWN that “activism, struggle and international pressure always pay off. But we must not forget that the crime the two young girls were arrested for will leave a legal trail that will not be erased until they’re eighteen.”“We must abolish these laws that infringe on liberty and also do more work in terms of sex education in order to change mentalities. Sexuality is a taboo subject, but let’s not forget that sex outside of marriage and adultery are also condemned by Moroccan law. We need a feminist and sexual revolution!”Despite the girls’ release, the Moroccan law remains the same, and any person arrested on charges of homosexuality faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 1200 dirhams, as condemned by Article 489 of the Moroccan penal code. read more

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Childhood is changing and so must we UNICEF declares as world marks

Government actions and inactions, the Secretary-General noted, “have a greater impact on children than on any other group in society.” He urged all UN Member States “to give it their full backing.” Since the Convention was born­, more children than ever before are receiving necessary protection and support: deaths of children under the age of five have fallen by half, and so has the number of children without adequate nutrition. The UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child works to monitor how well governments are setting and meeting the standards for children’s rights outlined in the Convention. This entails regular progress reports submitted by States within two years of ratification, and every five years thereafter, to which the Committee responds with country-appropriate recommendations for improvement.Despite positive trends in child rights, there is tremendous room for improvement; and actions must adapt to meet the new challenges children and youth face in the modern world.  Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, also speaking at the event, highlighted that the changes children face today “were unimaginable to children in 1989”, pointing to a changing climate, rising inequality, and protracted conflicts as drivers of the new wave of young advocates.“Childhood is changing and so must we”, she urged, assuring children in the audience, “you have the rights to health education and protection, you have the rights to make your voice heard, you have the right to a future.”Looking forward, countries must invest in “those who carry the future forward”, and not only listen to children and young people, “but work with them to achieve the change they want to see.” “Let us support them, let us take action with them, and 30 years from now let us look back on this time as a time when the world committed, and put concrete programs in place to keep our promises to children and young people” she maintained. The Convention is the most widely-ratified international human rights accord in history; a landmark achievement which meant “for the first time, governments explicitly recognized that children have the same human rights as adults”, UN chief António Guterres said, adding that the document put in the spotlight the “specific additional rights that recognize their special status as dependents.”The high-level meeting at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly was geared towards celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child, highlighting progress made in the advancement of healthy and sustainable livelihoods, and a call to action for Member States to strengthen their commitments to the cause while recognizing new challenges. To date, 196 countries have ratified the convention, with the exception of the United States of America, which has nonetheless signaled its intention to ratify with its signature. read more

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Major major conflict with North Korea possible Trump says

first_img‘Major, major conflict with North Korea’ possible, Trump says He said he’d prefer to resolve the stand-off peacefully, but that military action wasn’t being taken off the table. Updated at 8.30am DONALD TRUMP HAS said the US could end up in a “major, major” conflict with North Korea, following weeks of heightening tensions with the isolated Asian state.“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” the US President said in an interview with Reuters. He said he’d prefer to resolve the stand-off peacefully, but that military action wasn’t being taken off the table.Trump also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for efforts to restrain Pyongyang.And when asked about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and whether he believed him to be rational, Trump said:He’s 27 years old. His father dies, took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy, especially at that age. 17,491 Views Apr 28th 2017, 7:17 AM Short URL Share Tweet Email Image: Pool/ABACA 68 Comments Image: Pool/ABACA Security Council US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a UN Security Council meeting later today to push for a tougher response to North Korea and pile pressure on China to rein in its ally.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the meeting, which follows weeks of warnings from Washington that it will no longer tolerate North Korea’s missile launches and nuclear tests.“We are going to be discussing what steps may be necessary to increase pressure on Pyongyang to have them reconsider their current posture,” Tillerson said in an interview with Fox News.Turning to China, Tillerson said:“We are going to test their willingness to help us address the serious threat.We were told by the Chinese that they informed the regime that if they did conduct further nuclear tests China would be taking sanctions actions on their own.No resolutions will be adopted at the meeting, but it will allow the United States and its allies to put the onus on China to use its leverage to rein in Pyongyang.North Korea is seeking to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the US mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five atomic tests, two of them last year.- With reporting from AFP Read: UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed >Read: Politicians attacked after Macedonia’s parliament stormed by 100 protesters > Friday 28 Apr 2017, 7:17 AM I’m not giving him credit or not giving him credit, I’m just saying that’s a very hard thing to do. As to whether or not he’s rational, I have no opinion on it. I hope he’s rational. By Daragh Brophy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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MP defends Cyprus visit

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A private visit by Victorian Labor MP Natalie Suleyman to Cyprus has been criticised following her appearance at the parliament of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).Ms Suleyman met with the Speaker of the TRNC parliament, Sibel Siber, during her two-week trip earlier this year – an action that prompted PASEKA (the PanAustralian Justice For Cyprus Coordinating Committee) president Constantinos Procopiou to write to the Victorian government asking for clarification on its position in regard to the divided island.Mr Procopiou said Ms Suleyman’s visit to the parliament was “unfortunate” at a time “when pressure [was] needed to encourage Turkey to “abandon its expansive inspirations and allow the people of Cyprus to reach a just and lasting solution to the Cyprus issue”.In a statement provided to the media, Mr Procopiou also questioned whether the trip was funded by the Victorian government and if Ms Suleyman had entered Cyprus illegally.Ms Suleyman, who travels to Cyprus regularly to stay in touch with extended family, defended her actions this week, describing Mr Procopiou’s comments as “disappointing”.“I privately funded the trip, I entered Cyprus through Larnaca, and it’s these sort of petty allegations that hold back the efforts of many people on both sides who want to see a resolution,” she told Neos Kosmos.“My visit to the parliament was not an official visit. I sat in the public gallery and I did meet the Speaker along with other parliamentarians. I also said I looked forward to coming back and continuing to build relationships.”Former parliamentarian Theo Theophanous – the first person of Greek Cypriot heritage to be elected to the Victorian parliament, said the attack on Ms Suleyman was totally unwarranted.“Natalie Suleyman is the first-ever Turkish Cypriot MP in Victoria. She supports a fair resolution for Cyprus and we need people like her who want to build bridges,” said Mr Theophanous.“The rash, unsubstantiated allegations from PASEKA only serve to illustrate how out of touch they are with the many, many people who are promoting dialogue and a solution to the Cyprus problem.”last_img read more

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PDM Leader on latest crime spree and Haiti jail break

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 –  “Over the past near four years, the issue of crime and border control has been one of those areas in national life that drew my, as well as my Party’s keen attention. It is unfortunate that I am again speaking to this issue after a criminal spree over the weekend that saw a series of serious offenses committed which included the physical attack on a young lady.  The PDM continues to be concerned about crime and the recent spate over the past few days only heighten our concerns.”“Whilst persons will say we are out of control and others will say we must be guarded as we are a tourist destination. I say we are neither at the place that we wish to live in nor one that tourists will like to see. The recent crimes continue to be out of character for us and at a level and of a sort that we must never before seen nor can we accept even at the expense of development.”“My Party and I have already sought an audience with the Commissioner of Police and Governor Freeman to ensure that all is being done to minimize as much as possible the recent spike in crime.  We will also begin a dialogue with Flow and Digicel to implement a free non – emergency number to contact Police.”“We continue to recognize the importance for stronger and better Police/People relations and will seek to initiate crime prevention programs between the Police and the People. Since last year we began our call for Neighborhood Watch Groups and we will again renew these efforts. However, we will immediately embark on the establishment of a Citizens Advisory Board to advise Police which would foster a better relationship between Police and the People.”“We have over the years called for a Symposium, for a national dialogue, for stronger and innovative leadership of the Police and Border Control with new crime fighting tools that will outmatch today’s criminals. We have released a 12 Point Plan publicly for use by the authorities. We renew our call today again to take the fight to crime as crime has certainly taken its fight to our very own homes. We wish to reemphasize the need to never politicize crime or to use it as a political football and we remind all to continue to recognize that the powers, day to day operations and ultimate responsibility lies with the Governor and the Commissioner of Police. We must however see ourselves as critical stakeholders and partners in the fight.”“As we hear also of the recent Prison break from a Prison described by Haiti as “violent”, we are cognizant of the fact that it is highly possible that escapees can make their way here to our shores. To this end, whilst we acknowledge the Government’s call for heightened alert of our systems and for the UK to patrol our waters, we call for a high level dialogue with our partners in OPBAT, the Coast Guard and the Royal Navy.  These are unusual times and we believe that we do have a strong position for heightened assistance. We can ill afford to become a safe haven to any of these escapees.”“In the mean time we continue to ask our citizens and residents to form neighborhood watch groups, report suspicious behavior to Police, report any sloops that you may have knowledge of that may have TCI as its destination and do not harbor any illegal or criminals. This requires all hands on deck. A safer TCI depends on all of us.  We remain eager to assist as citizens and to be a more active and meaningful partner with those who have the constitutional and financial authority to curb this tide.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Scripps Health launches drug takeback kiosks

first_img KUSI Newsroom Scripps Health launches drug take-back kiosks October 23, 2018 Posted: October 23, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scripps Health Tuesday installed three permanent drug take-back kiosks.Residents can drop off expired, unused and unwanted pills from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the kiosks, which are attached to Scripps’ on-site pharmacies in La Jolla, Encinitas and the Hillcrest neighborhood.Scripps is the first health care provider in San Diego County to offer annual access to prescription drug disposal services, according to Dr. Ole Snyder, physician chair of the Scripps Opioid Stewardship Program.“The safest way to dispose of unused medications is by bringing them to a take-back location, but that’s not always easy,” Snyder said. “Scripps is changing that by making this service available year-round at no cost to the public at conveniently located sites which already are visited by patients.”Scripps aims to reduce the public’s use of and dependency on opioids through the Stewardship Program. Roughly 54 million people have used prescription drugs like opioids for nonmedical reasons at least once, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In addition, 62 percent of teenagers who have taken prescription drugs recreationally say they got them from their parents’ medicine cabinets.“This issue is of great importance to Scripps Health because many of the prescription drug overdose deaths that occur in the United States each year can be traced back to pill bottles left in home medicine cabinets,” Snyder said. “Drugs that remain unused following an injury or illness can pose a dangerous risk and temptation to others in the house, including visitors and workers.”This Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement agencies and county officials will host collection events for unwanted prescription drugs at 44 sites across the county.Visit for more information. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Fall eagle forecast on the rise

first_imgEagle photographers along the Chilkat River. (Credit: John Hagen)Raptors and bird enthusiasts alike flock to Haines for the Bald Eagle Festival, when the world’s highest concentration of eagles gathers on the Chilkat River.Listen nowLast year, the bird count spiked — and numbers are even higher this year.It’s eagle season in Haines.“This time of year is particularly special,” Sidney Campbell, the Education and Outreach Coordinator at Haines’ American Bald Eagle Foundation, said. “The hydro-geology of the Chilkat is really unique. This river freezes a lot later than the other ones, so we have a really late run of salmon — and that’s what the eagles come for.”The foundation capitalizes on the birds in its backyard: as the salmon attract eagles, the foundation welcomes visitors for the Annual Bald Eagle Festival.Visiting photographers, birders, and scientists gives Haines’ economy a bump between cruise and ski seasons. But Campbell said the event isn’t just aimed at outsiders.“I think the biggest thing this year is that we really want this to be a community event,” Campbell said. “Almost every event during the festival is going to be free to Haines locals. And we’d really really like them to come in and meet with us and talk with us and see what we do.”Opportunities include hearing scientist Rachel Wheat share her Ph.D. research on Chilkat Valley eagles, a film screening with the Takshanuk Watershed Council, Alaska Native dance and storytelling — and plain old-fashioned eagle watching.Which could be particularly good this year.Pam Randles spent a decade doing scientific eagle counts, and passed the torch to Chloe Goodson two years ago. After years of decline, the women say birds counted on the Chilkat seem to be rising.“For the previous four years, we were getting counts in the 700 to 900 level,” Randles said. “For [Chloe] to be getting over a thousand — 1300, almost 1400 — that’s a difference.”That’s good news for visiting eagle observers. Randles thinks it’s good for residents, too.“The eagles directly reflect the salmon run. Salmon, as you probably know, in this area, is crucial to the economy,” Randles said.Randles said eagle counts can also illustrate environmental changes. The Tsirku Delta on the Chilkat River attracts eagles because other rivers — other food sources — freeze over sooner.Fewer eagles at the Tsirku could indicate less ice throughout the Chilkat Valley.“If there is more open water and more access to food for the eagles, they’re going to take advantage of that instead of being crowded into the Tsirku fan area. I think it’s an indicator of climate change,” Randles said.While two years of elevated eagle numbers don’t prove a lasting trend, Randles and Goodson will keep counting. Their data reaches back to the late 80s, and soon they hope to synthesize what three decades of eagle populations can illustrate about changes in the Chilkat Valley.For Sidney Campbell and the foundation, that link between the birds and the environment motivates the Festival.“Hands down, this is one of the most rich and valuable ecosystems left in North America,” Campbell said. “Our big action item is teaching people how to respect it and what we can do to make sure it stays as pristine as it currently is.”This year, the festival will run November 6 – 11th. A schedule of events can be found here.last_img read more

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Out For Justice Mundell Recognized in Forbes

first_imgOut For Justice, the Baltimore-based organization that advocates for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and Nicole Mundell, the group’s executive director were recently recognized in Forbesmagazine. The story with the headline, “These 8 Women Made a Difference In The 2018 Midterms Where It Mattered Most,” appears in the March 12 on-line version of the magazine. Forbes specifically cited Mundell, who is a returning citizen, for leading outreach efforts in Maryland to inform, “individuals with felonies, eligible detainees, and individuals on probation and parole were aware of their rights to vote,” writes Forbes contributor Angie Jean-Marie.Nicole Mundell, Executive Director at Out For Justice. (Courtesy Photo)Recognized in Forbeslast_img read more

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Apple is urging some app developers to increase their prices

first_imgEarlier this year, Nintendo publicly attacked the App Store (and its surrounding industry of indie developers), claiming that “the value of games does not matter” to Apple or those developers putting up games on the App Store. One UK developer, on the other hand, had the opposite experience in its dealings with Apple.Somethin’ Else, the studio behind well-received iOS audio game Papa Sangre, was approached by Apple and encouraged to raise its price prior to release, according to studio director Steve Ackerman. In a speech at the Edinburgh Interactive conference, Ackerman said that Apple contacted the company and said that it was considering promoting the title in the App Store and asked the studio for its selling price. When Ackerman responded with “maybe ₤1.99,” in his words Apple responded with “You must be joking.” Apple called Papa Sangre a premium app and claimed that it was worth more “than the price of coffee.”The studio obliged Apple’s suggestion and debuted Papa Sangre at ₤3.99, which following Apple’s price points would equate to $5 on the US App Store. The game has sold over 50,000 copies at this premium price.The move is a direct counter to the “race to the bottom,” where the proliferation of competitive App Store games has created downward price pressure, forcing app makers to sell games at 99 cents or adopt the freemium model, where the game is given away for free and a small percentage of players buy virtual goods in order to subsidize all users’ experiences.Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata used his keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference back in March to attack this trend. He defended the “premium value” of games that sell at traditional price points, such as $60 for consoles and $30 or $40 for handhelds.In the meantime, the debate over game pricing has spread from the development community to gamers themselves. The influential gaming-oriented web comic Penny Arcade posited recently that if two gamers spent $40, but one spent it all on the App Store and the other bought one Nintendo 3DS game, the App Store gamer could very well have more fun.The case of Somethin’ Else suggests the possibility that Apple may be trying to fight against the “race to the bottom” in game pricing, either to respond to Nintendo’s criticism or to shift consumers’ perceptions on prices in the App Store.via Developlast_img read more

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Xbox One Kinect wont work with PCs Windows version to cost 399

first_imgWhen the first Kinect motion controller was released it became an instant hit with hackers eager to see what they could with it. Microsoft reacted to this in the right way, by releasing both a Kinect SDK to experiment with and an official version of the Kinect hardware for use with Windows.The same was expected to happen with the second generation Kinect sensor, and Microsoft has now confirmed that is the case. However, it won’t be cheap, and you won’t be able to use the Kinect that ships with the Xbox One to experiment with using a PC.If you purchase an Xbox One, the Kinect unit in the box is only for use with the console. You can’t hook it up to a PC because there simply isn’t the connector to do so. It only has a proprietary connection for the Xbox One and Microsoft won’t be offering an adapter. Instead, Microsoft is going to offer a different version of the Kinect sensor for use with Windows that includes a USB 3.0 connection.The wait for that to be released may be frustrating, but the price of Kinect for Windows will stop many considering a purchase anyway. Microsoft wants $399 for it, and the company is also making it clear Kinect for Windows is different from Kinect for Xbox One. Although the basic functionality will be the same, the hardware could be different, and you can’t hook the Windows version up to an Xbox One and expect it to work.Purchasing the new Kinect for Windows requires signing up to the developer program and paying the $399 up front. A pre-release version of the hardware is set to be shipped at the same time as the Xbox One in November, but the final units won’t be available until some point in 2014. That price may fall once Kinect for Windows is available at retail, but Microsoft hasn’t released any pricing details beyond the $399 developer version.A proprietary connector on the Xbox One Kinect is surely not going to stop some hackers experimenting and attempting to make their own adapter for plugging it into a PC. If successful, Microsoft’s desire to limit its use to the console may have been a waste of time.last_img read more

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Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

first_img Silkworms spinning spider webs As the researchers note, while silk production using silkworms has been quite successful, doing the same to harvest silk from spiders has not, (because of their territorial traits, the complex nature of the silk they make and their cannibalistic tendencies) which is frustrating as the silk they make to spin their webs has so many outstanding qualities. Intrigued by prior research efforts that investigated the possibility of enhancing spider silk by spraying the spiders or feeding them different materials (titanium, zinc, aluminum, lead, etc.) to improve the mechanical, electrical, magnetic or even fluorescent properties of the silk, the researchers wondered what would happen if they sprayed the arachnids, with a graphene or carbon nanotube solution.To find out, they wandered out into the natural environs near their lab and collected a host of cellar spiders and carefully brought them back to their lab. They then proceeded to spray ten of them with a carbon nanotube solution and five with a graphene solution (the particles were 200 to 300 nanometers in width). Sadly, four of the spiders died shortly thereafter, and some produced poor quality webs, but a few of them produced webs that were actually stronger than their normal webs. Testing showed that some of the silk with nanotubes in it was 3.5 times as strong as giant riverine orb spider silk, which is considered the strongest natural spider silk. Also closer examination using Ramen spectroscopy revealed peaks in the silk where the nanotubes were present.The researchers do not know how the carbon in either form wound up in the silk, but have excluded the possibility that it became drenched with it as it exited the spider’s body, the uniformity of the silk was too fine—they think that the spiders pull materials in from their immediate environment and use it as an ingredient in their silk making. Their results suggest it should be possible to produce such silk in small quantities, though it is not clear to what use it would be put. Schematic of the model. Credit: arXiv:1504.06751 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci] Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (—A team of researchers working in Italy has found that simply spraying a spider with a carbon nanotube solution can cause the spider to spin stronger webs. In their paper they have uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the team describes their experiments with both graphene and nanotube solutions and what happened when they sprayed it on ordinary spiders.center_img Citation: Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs (2015, May 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Silk reinforced with graphene or carbon nanotubes spun by spiders, arXiv, arXiv:1504.06751 [cond-mat.mtrl-sci], we report the production of silk incorporating graphene and carbon nanotubes directly by spider spinning, after spraying spiders with the corresponding aqueous dispersions. We observe a significant increment of the mechanical properties with respect to the pristine silk, in terms of fracture strength, Young’s and toughness moduli. We measure a fracture strength up to 5.4 GPa, a Young’s modulus up to 47.8 GPa and a toughness modulus up to 2.1 GPa, or 1567 J/g, which, to the best of our knowledge, is the highest reported to date, even when compared to the current toughest knotted fibres. This approach could be extended to other animals and plants and could lead to a new class of bionic materials for ultimate applications.via Newscientist © 2015 Journal information: arXivlast_img read more

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Watching the Housing Warning Signs

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Watching the Housing Warning Signs On Thursday Freddie Mac published an Insight blog post that details the three signs to identifying a housing bubble, and evaluates current market conditions against them.According to Freddie, the first warning sign is prices skyrocketing until they reach unsustainable levels. If that happens, home prices can either burst or the market can fix itself through natural means. If the latter happens, it’s automatically not a bubble as Freddie Mac counts home prices bursting as the second sign. “In our view, if it doesn’t burst, it wasn’t a bubble,” said the report.The third sign of a bubble is the presence of easy credit, which ties back to the first step, as credit leads to buying, which leads to more demand and raising prices.Now that we know the signs, the big question is if they are presenting themselves in the current market.Freddie Mac reports that house prices today currently are rising, though not quite at the same level as they did during the mid-2000s. It’s still worth mentioning that the house-price-to-income (PTI) ratio in large metropolitan statistical areas in 2011 was 5 and it’s 17 now. On average, there the housing supply is at  3.3 months, but that ranges from over five months in New Orleans to less than a month’s in San Jose, California. There’s inconsistency in demand across the nation, which means that a bubble is not on the horizon.However, while house prices today certainly are increasing, the report found that the high prices are unlikely to collapse. In part, what will keep the prices from bursting, is the ongoing lack of housing inventory. Freddie Mac found that there has still been a lack of construction permits relative to the population, which will keep this demand afloat.Freddie Mac also states that the last indicator of a bubble, easy credit, is not present because it is more difficult than ever to qualify for a mortgage today, and homeowners are not increasing their mortgage level.So, is a bubble on the horizon? “The short answer is ‘not yet.’ But the concern is understandable. The scars are still fresh from the collapse of last decade’s house price bubble. And warning signs of a possible new bubble are accumulating,” said Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist Sean Becketti.To read the full analysis, click here. Freddie Mac Home Prices Housing Bubble mortgage 2017-11-09 Rachel Williamscenter_img November 9, 2017 698 Views Sharelast_img read more

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Crown Towers Perth was officially opened last nigh

first_imgCrown Towers Perth was officially opened last night by the Premier of Western Australia and Tourism Minister, The Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, cementing the arrival of Perth’s newest and most luxurious hotel.Four years in the making, Crown Towers Perth will set a new standard in the high-end tourism market – targeting the high-growth potential domestic and international luxury traveller.With luxury travel as a category predicted to grow by 6.2 per cent – a third faster than overall travel – Crown Towers Perth has been designed to capitalise on this. The hotel will be the largest in Perth, featuring 500 guest rooms, suites and villas, restaurants, bars, a 1500 seat ballroom, business centre, luxury retail outlets, resort pool and world-class spa facilities – overlooking the iconic Swan River.Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hon. Colin Barnett MLA said Crown Towers is a world class development that builds on the unprecedented investment in hotels currently occurring in Perth.“With the development of the new Perth Stadium nearby, the opening of Elizabeth Quay and the recent announcement of direct flights from Europe to Western Australia, the state is now well placed to increase the value of tourism,” said Mr Barnett.With over 31 million visits across Perth and Melbourne, Crown Resorts is already Australia’s largest tourism generator, excluding airlines – a mantle the company is keen to protect by expanding its reach and relevance for this sector of the travel market.Built at a cost of $645 million including land purchase, according to initial forecasts the hotel alone will draw in an additional 200,000 hotel guests to Western Australia, with more than 79,000 international visitors and injecting $60 million in additional tourism expenditure per year. In addition, flow-on effect to the local economy will be significant with Crown Perth already sourcing $397 million worth of goods and services from over 900 West Australian businesses in FY16.According to Chief Executive Officer Australian Resorts, Barry Felstead, Perth was the natural next-in-line destination in Australia for the high-end hotel brand which is also in Melbourne, due to Crown Resorts’ strong performance in Western Australia.“In the last 10 years, we’ve invested $1.7 billion to transform Crown Perth into a world-class integrated resort capable of competing in what is an increasingly global and competitive tourism market. With the Crown Towers brand now hitting the market, we are taking the standard for high-end luxury travel to a new level – not only for Perth, but for Australia.”last_img read more

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Panamabased Cypriot hotelier trumps Trump organisation sings antifascist song to celebrate

first_imgThe Cypriot owner of a hotel in Panama was celebrating on Monday after a Panamanian court evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel’s majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property.Orestes Fintiklis, the owner of the hotel in Panama and managing partner of Ithaca Capital Partners who has been fighting a legal battle to oust the Trump Organisation’s hotel management team, said a court had ended the fight.“This is a purely commercial dispute that just spun out of control,” Fintiklis said in a brief news conference in the lobby. “And today this dispute has been settled by the judges and the authorities of this country. Today, Panama has made us proud.”Fintiklis also celebrated by playing the piano on video and singing in Greek his rendition of ‘Accordeon, a song about the fight against fascism.A few hours after a worker removed the Trump name from the property, the Trump Organisation said in a statement that a Panamanian court had ordered the appointment of a temporary third-party administrator to manage the hotel, adding that it believes no final legal determination has been made.The Trump Organization also said it was “fully confident” it would ultimately prevail in the legal battle. Panamanian legal authorities did not respond to requests for comment from Reuters, the news agency said.The Trump Organisation said that the spat will ultimately be settled by an arbitration panel under the International Chamber of Commerce.When it was completed in 2011, the 70-floor, sail-shaped building was the future US president’s first international hotel venture, a complex including apartments and a casino in a waterfront building that has earned Trump between $30 million and $50 million.According to the New York Times, on Monday, in the hotel’s 15th-floor sky lobby, Fintiklis and the contingent of court officials and police officers headed toward the administrative office where security guards employed by the Trump Organisation had been posted for more than a week. Tensions grew, the report said, and a shoving match broke out between one of Fintiklis’s lawyers and a Trump security guard.The lawyer retreated and Fintiklis stepped forward saying:  “Peace and love,” the paper reported. “Soon an order came from inside the office for the guards to retreat, and they vanished,” the report added. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Here’s how to do it. School of the Arts, at several places in Delhi remained over 500. saying their “passion changed the Democratic party, I think the Trump administration is abrogating that treaty And I am concerned about that"For the most part the Democratic candidates touted their own positions rather than go after Ellison Each spoke in similar ways about the need to protect health care and the environment from any erosion at the federal level; to get serious about prosecuting senior abuse; to address the opioid crisis; to fight for consumer protections Mike RothmanAs the state’s Commerce commissioner since 2011 Mike Rothman 56 of Minnetonka does talk quite a bit about consumer protection — his job until he stepped down in November to runBut he unsurprisingly makes great effort to point out the gamut that "consumer protection" entailed"Everything from protecting senior citizens from financial abuse and exploitation to stopping predatory lending . threatening several countries with high tariffs if they don’t purchase more U. warning it could drive up costs for companies and consumers. retired Army general Eric Shinseki. Kimerer formerly served as an assistant baseball coach for a nearby Indiana high school, In introducing the skit he joked that the gaming channel should be called the “We Should All Be Very Ashamed of Ourselves for Failing as Parents” channel.

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The heavy criticisms that visited his invitation to ThisRanch Sunday service was due to the latest nude picture of the social activist that has gone viral on the social media. He stressed that he lives in Nigeria,D. he will receive a master’s degree in biology today at UND’s winter commencement He plans to continue his work at UND to earn a doctorate in genetics said his mentor and adviser Bill Sheridan professor of biologyBrunelle is the second American Indian at UND to earn the master’s degree with a thesis in biology a more rigorous path than the usual master’s degree He’ll also be the first to pursue a doctorate in biology"It’s very unusual for Native Americans to pursue degrees in the sciences" Sheridan saidIn his graduate work Brunelle has been studying how changing part of a chromosome in corn or maize affects plant development He determines the effects of increasing or decreasing part of a chromosome by measuring height of the plant length of the ear and leaf size among other characteristics This is basic biological research that "will be valuable to interpreting other experiments and will aid us in understanding how genes control the growth of the plant" Sheridan saidMendel’s influenceBrunelle has always been interested in genetics he said "I like biology and I’m pretty decent in mathematics"He remembers as a youth reading about Gregor Mendel the 19th century scientist considered to be the "father of genetics""Mendel was also a mathematician when he got involved in genetics" Brunelle saidA kind of kinship spanning the centuries was born Brunelle’s interest in science and his drive for an education was fostered by programs including Upward Bound and the McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program that encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop academic and motivational skillsWhen Brunelle was a sophomore in high school UND Upward Bound representatives visited Belcourt he said He signed on for the program which provides specialized classes and tutoring in the summer He ended up enrolling for three consecutive years Sheridan said Indian students especially those raised on reservations have not had the opportunity to attend schools with a strong science orientation Reservation schools don’t typically have adequate resources to recruit and retain science teachers — a lack that shows up in lower numbers of Indians seeking degrees in the hard sciences Long senior yearAt UND Brunelle found a mentor in Steven Ralph assistant professor of biology who put him to work on a study of plant genetics as a basis for poplar trees’ resistance to insect pestsHe worked 10 hours a week in Ralph’s lab where he said "I did three billion electrophoresis gels" That’s a technique for analyzing DNA strands the genetic instructions inside cells and separating them based on size "It took me forever to get my bachelor’s degree" he said He persisted over 15 years to earn the undergraduate degree in biology at UND in 2009He said he often teased the department secretary that he should "be awarded tenure as a student for one-and-a-half decades"To qualify for graduate school Brunelle needed two straight years of good grades in science courses Brunelle said He attained this goal with the encouragement of Sheridan and Ralph and other faculty members "Dale is fortunate to be supported by the National Science Foundation" Ralph said "The NSF Plant Genome Research Program is a big part of his success "NSF funding makes it possible for students like Dale who have families and other life challenges to succeed by allowing them to focus on their studies" he said "and not be distracted with worries about paying bills" It’s quite a task to go from undergraduate student life to a professional scientist said Sheridan "I’m proud of Dale’s accomplishment and I look forward to working with him as he works toward the PhD degree" Future professorLooking ahead Brunelle sees himself as a professor possibly at a tribal college he said and conducting research "to show them that it’s not so different it’s not beyond their grasp"He said he would prefer to stay in state "This is where my family is" he said "I’m related to a third maybe half of the people on the Turtle Mountain Reservation"He and his wife Mozelle who is from New Town ND, have three children and are expecting a daughter next month.Adams was charged Sept. ineligible person in possession of a firearm and four counts of second-degree assault.S.Visitors often make a day of it when they come to Bismarck. He said he’d kill him if he said otherwise. He wanted to hide his car there and buy the woman’s Hyundai Veracruz SUV.

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it is estimated that he will impact over 20 different individuals,D. according to the North Dakota Highway PatrolBoth vehicles left the roadway and entered a ditch on the southwest corner of the intersection causing Allmaras’ vehicle to roll and come to rest on its wheels Bolton and Allmaras were taken to Fargo’s Sanford Medical Center where they were both initially listed in critical conditionAs of Monday the crash remains under investigation according to Highway Patrol Capt Bryan Niewind who added that the investigation could take up to 30 to 45 days to completeA relative of Allmaras confirmed to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on Friday June 29 that he was fine after spending a few hours in the hospital and that he only sustained a few bumps and scrapes from the crash It was unknown if either Allmaras or Bolton were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash the initial crash report showedA July 1 journal entry into Bolton’s CaringBridge site reveals the the extreme uphill recovery that Bolton faced following the crash When Bolton arrived at Sanford he was initially diagnosed with four major medical issues according to his CaringBridge site including brain damage two collapsed lungs excessive abdomen pressure and broken bones He sustained seven broken ribs on his right side two broken ribs on his left side and a fractured pelvisOn Sunday night July 1 a second journal entry was made onto Bolton’s CaringBridge site saying "Cameron has left us but we are keeping the body alive for possible organ donation"Minutes later a final journal entry was made that reads "It can take up to 48 hours to thoroughly test the organs for donation Thank you for all your thoughts prayers and gifts"Many of Bolton’s beloved friends and family members have taken to social media to pay tribute to him"Man Cameron Bolton you got me at a loss of words tonight bud Just wanted to start out with saying thanks for the influence you have had on my and everyone elses life You were such a great friend to so many" one Facebook post read"You will truly be missed man So many memories with you from taking you on your first goose hunt with the boys to riding the bikes all day with the boys Rest East Cameron Bolton" another post read on Facebook"My heart has been aching Non stop prayers for Cameron Bolton but God chose his path for his life He was the life of the party always now it’s time for the greatest party of them all Prayers go to him his family and friends especially my brother who is a very good friend of his Rest easy Cam you’ll be missed by many" another post on Facebook readsFuneral information for Bolton is not known at this time If you’d like to help the Bolton family you can visit his GoFundMe page by clicking hereThe 11 basketball players that were also injured in the crash were members of a Lisbon Courts Plus team traveling to Fargo to play a game a friend of the girls told Forum News Service FridayAll members of the team are reportedly doing OK and are expected to fully recover from their injuries Some of the passengers injured in the crash did suffer broken bones along with cuts and bruises according to Cassidy Rostock a friend of the girlsLt Brad Bordwell of the Minnesota State Patrol said the police pursuit started when police were attempting to pull over a 22-year-old man who had a headlight out on his Jeep The suspect did not stop and fled from police just before 9 pm Tuesday nightBordwell said the suspect hit the first squad car near the railroad tracks on 13th Street Southeast and then hit the second squad car on 13th Street near Oak Street The suspect then crashed the JeepBordwell said the suspect was taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and then put in custody Bordwell said the suspect could face charges of fleeing police property damage and possibly driving while intoxicated Apugo said that the governor has nothing to show as achievements since assumption of office in 2015. He is on tape and several news outlets, while HND II students will pay N43,000 as against the N62, after Rudibaugh confessed, "I really get a hunch it was Steph," he tweeted in February 2013,In 2015.

directed the 2017 BATCH “B” STREAM II prospective corps members deployed to Benue and Taraba states to go to Kogi State for their orientation course.” the scheme said. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. “But because we have been used to a system where fuel tanks (tank farms) are being built by independent marketers, where experts and knowledgeable people about the Nigerian investment environment will talk some more on the investment opportunities in Africa’s largest economy." Luckily, Atunwa, made to President Muhammadu Buhari on the lingering Oil Prospecting Licence 245 deal. It features a combination of scientific information and pop culture interpretations,The mural is a part of UND’s Art Collections.

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Fayose had said Ekiti’s share of the money should be released for the fight against “Hunger Haram” arguing that the $1 billion would be used for the reelection of Buhari Addressing State House correspondents on Wednesday the Defence minister also spoke about the specific issues discussed during the meeting He said “This is a normal meeting of security agencies in the country As usual we discussed the current activities that affected most of the states in the federation like Taraba Zamfara and other states “We have operationalised a division in Sokoto there will be a brigade in Katsina and another brigade in Zamfara that will take care of security situation in that area “The strength of security personnel has increased including the Air Force additional quick response group they have added enough manpower in that area” On Leah Sharibu the only schoolgirl in captivity out of the 119 abducted in Dapchi Yobe state Dan-Alli said “Well we are making all available efforts to see that the girl is returned safely” Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district Shehu Sani has lampooned Benue elders for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa over herdsmen killings in Benue In his contribution at the plenary on Tuesday he blamed the elders saying President Buhari ought to have visited Benue State over the incident during which the State lost over 73 indegenes and not otherwise “As regards to the crisis where over 73 lives were lost in Benue it is enough for Aso Rock to travel to the scene of the crisis not Benue elders coming to Aso Rock To do what” he quipped The lawmaker added that politicians and leaders who have 2019 on their mind do not tell Mr President the truth He was emphatic that some Senators out of 109 of them were hiding the truth a situation he posited did not augur well for the nation Sani further stressed that the three arms of government were not living up to their expectations “Mr President distinguished colleagues the executive legislature and judicial arms of government are not living up to expectations particularly as to the oat of the office regarding the protection of lives and property of the citizens of this country” he said “When people are being killed in Benue State we are here hiding the truth to please Mr President” he added He chided governors that endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari at a time Nigerians were mourning the loss of their loved ones adding that their intentions were evil “The leaders are supposed to find the way out to secure the lives and property of Benue State; some are busy endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office which is barbaric” he said “I wonder if indeed we would genuinely admit that the inscription above the seat of Senate President that reads ‘Unity Faith Peace and Progress’ is being witnessed in Nigeria today” he addedOn her day off from work Wilkie said she watched the officer shoot a man from a bay window of Centre Inc. a halfway house in Mandan Still something felt off she said so she called her mother Anne to check on her youngest brother Jared"I had an idea just instinct nothing more" Wilkie said After her daughter’s call seeing a news report and making multiple calls to the Mandan Police Department and Morton County Sheriff’s Office Anne Galusha said she took matters into her own hands "It took me going up to the hospital and telling the lady in the lobby I’m not leaving this hospital until somebody tells me if it’s him or not" Anne Galusha said two tears falling down her cheekEventually a sheriff’s deputy came to her and took her to her son just out of surgery in intensive care from being shot twice — in the back and rib cageA Mandan police officer shot 26-year-old Jared Galusha around 3:15 pm Oct 9 near the Frontier Trailer Park in southeast Mandan as police and the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force sought him on warrants in a traffic stop according to Mandan policeIn a jail interview Galusha said he was "wrongfully shot" His family said police shot him out of frustration from his previous flees from law enforcement — including several chases on foot and in vehicles in the last month his mother said "There’s two sides to every story" Jared Galusha said Wednesday in a video phone interview at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention CenterMandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler said he will release full details of the shooting after the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation completes its review of the matter The officer remains on administrative leave "The investigation’s independent and would be able to look from both sides and be better able to interpret what really went on" Ziegler saidAn administrative investigation will follow the BCI review to determine if department policy was followed accordingly he saidJared Galusha has not been charged in connection to the shooting Ziegler said any charges are up to the Morton County state’s attorney Galusha is held in jail for separate criminal matters including drug- and fleeing-related offenses Galusha said the circumstances of the shooting began when he noticed a "suspicious" van as his girlfriend was dropping him off at a buddy’s home He said he crouched on the floor of the car as he saw police in plainclothes and uniforms come out from trees and bushes lasers drawn on him and his girlfriend in the car Without warning he was shot in the back according to his accountHe said police told him "not to move a muscle" As he put his hands up he was shot again once in the rib cage falling into his girlfriend’s lap he saidGalusha said police may have believed him to be armed but he and his family said there was no weapon in the car Galusha also said he didn’t see who shot him Before he "died in a coma" and was revived with a defibrillator Galusha said he saw police "bust" the windows of the car and "haul" his girlfriend out He said police wanted him in connection to a high-speed chase in Bismarck but was "targeted" for a criminal case involving his cousinWilkie said she saw multiple law enforcement agencies and about 20 officers with guns drawn surround the car heard three gunshots watched police haul two people from the car prying open a door"They didn’t even give that an opportunity to even say ‘Jared Galusha step out of the vehicle’" she saidAnne Galusha said she made immediate efforts to identify her son after hearing of the shooting but learned nothing until she went to the hospital The first contact she had from any law enforcement about her son’s shooting was eight days later: A Morton County sheriff’s deputy called and told her Jared had been transferred to jail she said She saw her son in the hospital after his surgery but said she wasn’t able to kiss or touch him She also said she was barred from subsequent hospital visits after someone who wasn’t family tried to see himIn his interview with the Bismarck Tribune Galusha showed several scars on his torso including what appeared to be two marks corresponding with where he said he was shot He also lifted his shirt to show a scar down his middle the length of his torso He and his family said he lost one lung and half his liver from the shooting after which he’s had trouble sleeping Galusha also said he invoked his crime victim rights under Marsy’s Law So has the officer according to police "I don’t see where the officer was a victim in it though" said Duane Schaeffer Anne Galusha’s companion Mandan police have released few details about the shooting Ziegler said his department follows "whatever the law says" when it comes to what information should be made public from an officer-involved shooting Mandan police have not identified the officer or Galusha Within two days of an officer-involved shooting in Fargo in October police there named the officer and the man he shot Anne Galusha said she may retain a lawyer depending on the results of the BCI investigation"I want justice" she said "Amen" Wilkie whispered "I want them to tell me why Why What right did you have to shoot him He wasn’t trying to run He wasn’t resisting arrest" Anne Galusha said Jared is her youngest of five children "her baby" she said His father died when he was 17 which was hard on him she added: At one point he turned to drugsHe ran track in high school and wanted to join the US Army He’s an expectant father whose unborn child will be his mother’s first grandson Wilkie added Wilkie said while her family may be "well known" for their criminal histories she questions the force she said she witnessed in her brother’s shooting "I think these officers are so frustrated that he was getting away they didn’t want him to get away but he couldn’t have gotten away anyway because he was so surrounded" Anne Galusha said"They had him They had him They had him" Arianna Talmage 6 Aidan Talmage 10 and Tyler Talmage 14 will have a memorial service at 3 pm Friday at Hope Covenant Church in Grand Forks The service will be preceded by an hourlong visitation with all funeral services to be provided by Amundson Funeral HomeA director at the home said Amundson is not providing services for Astra Volk 35 the mother of the children saying Volk’s family chose different arrangements for herAfter a preliminary investigation authorities believe Volk committed suicide after killing the children sometime in the very early hours of Thursday morning All four family members were found dead in the home apparently killed by gunshots by a school resource officer dispatched for a welfare check when the children didn’t arrive for school in the morning Investigators found a handgun in the house at 1006 S 12th St and are now working with the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives—ATF—to trace the weapon to its origin by using its serial numberGrand Forks Police Lt Brett Johnson said his office has already submitted the relevant information to the bureau and estimated the department could have results back within weeksWith a basic explanation of what happened in the house police are now turning to the question of why"Through some of the interviews that we did with friends and family as well as what she herself put out on social media there were some mental health issues at play" Johnson said "We don’t know exactly how that affected her decision to do what she did but there has been discussion of it"Volk had publicly discussed her struggles with mental illness particularly bipolar disorder in the time before her death Her mother Beth Richards said Volk tried to commit suicide earlier this year About a week before the killings Volk posted a plea for financial help on fundraising site GoFundme seeking money to cover living expenses in the wake of hospitalizations due to mental illness At least one of her sons had autismA fourth child—Volk’s eldest teenaged son—wasn’t living with the family at the time of their deaths and is still aliveJohnson said police didn’t find a suicide note in the home but came to their conclusion largely through an investigation of Volk’s cell phone records including her text messages Using that electronic data he said police believe the mother killed her children and herself between the hours of 1:30 and 4:40 am He declined to say how many shots were fired at the home nor if the children were in their beds at the time saying only that they were found throughout the house and are believed to have died in their sleep Neighbors apparently didn’t hear the shots go off"There was loud music complaint called in earlier in the same neighborhood but that was not tied to the house" Johnson said Aside from that nothing was called inThe grim nature of the incident resounded in the neighborhood and across the city Schools in the Grand Forks district in which all three Talmage children were students offered grief counseling for pupils and a Sunday vigil at the Volk home brought mourners looking to pay their respectsFor law enforcement Johnson said "we’ve offered some time off to any of the employees who were substantially involved" to recover from the experience

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