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EU Commissioner for International Cooperation to visit Sri LankaEU Commissioner for International Cooperation to visit Sri Lanka

During the visit he will have talks with the Government and will also open the new premises of the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. His role also includes working with national governments to make the EU’s development aid more effective. The European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is to visit Sri Lanka next week.Neven Mimica is in charge of ensuring the EU delivers on its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty and setting out the Commission and EU positions for the negotiations on the United Nations Millennium Development Goal agenda. Commissioner Neven Mimica’s portfolio is managed by the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan voices concern over extending UN peacekeepers immunity from ICCAnnan voices concern over extending UN peacekeepers immunity from ICC

In Council debates last year, the United States said it would not expose its personnel serving in UN peacekeeping missions to the additional risk of politicized prosecutions before the ICC, which was established to try individuals responsible for war crimes, and Washington temporarily blocked a full renewal of a UN peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.Speaking at the outset of today’s session, Mr. Annan said he understood that the Council’s purpose was to enable peace operations to continue with the participation of all UN Member States, whether or not they are parties to the Rome Statute, which set up the ICC. “Indeed, I fervently share that hope, and I am grateful to you for giving priority to the continuation of this Organization’s vital peacekeeping work,” he declared.But, he said, he did not believe the request was necessary because no UN peacekeeper had been “anywhere near committing the kind of crimes” falling under the ICC’s jurisdiction, and the case was thus hypothetical and “highly improbable.”Moreover, UN peacekeepers remain under the jurisdiction of their home countries and anyone accused of committing a crime during a mission is immediately repatriated and dealt with by the home State’s courts, Mr. Annan added. Furthermore, no case is admissible in the ICC if a home State is already investigating or prosecuting it, which he assumed the home State would be “most anxious” to do.Noting that it was reasonable to adopt the immunity resolution last year to give members time to study the Rome Statute, which was only then entering into force, Mr. Annan said: “I can accept that you feel it is necessary to renew the request now for a further twelve months, since the Court is still in its infancy and no case has yet been brought before it.”But he voiced hope that it would not become an annual routine. “If it did so, I fear the world would interpret it as meaning that this Council wished to claim absolute and permanent immunity for people serving in the operations it establishes or authorizes,” the Secretary-General said. “And if that were to happen, it would undermine not only the authority of the ICC but also the authority of this Council, and the legitimacy of United Nations peacekeeping.”Such an outcome “would cause me grave concern, and I would hope that that concern would be shared by all members of this Council,” he concluded. read more

UN emergency feeding programme draws attention to 3 million EthiopiansUN emergency feeding programme draws attention to 3 million Ethiopians

WFP said it recently received less than half of the contributions needed for its 2005-2007 programme in Ethiopia – $325.2 million out of $763 million, while a new report confirmed earlier estimates that because of the poor rains 3.3 million people of the population of 72 million would need food aid in this half of the year and another 2.5 million should be closely monitored.Twenty years after famine killed an estimated 1 million Ethiopians, hunger has still been looming large in a country where the population growth is among the highest in the world, it said. At feeding centres, children with bloated stomachs sit listlessly before they receive emergency food and vitamins, while in rural villages, prematurely aged, gaunt men and women toil to coax a little food out of their land.“While the current situation is not as bad as it was in 2003 when poor harvests left many people hungry, WFP and its partners are keeping a close eye on some 40 ‘hunger spots’ across the country in order to avoid any deterioration,” WFP’s country director, Mohamed Diab, said in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.“Ethiopia has had five major droughts in just two decades, causing untold deaths, suffering and hardship,” he added.WFP says innovative food aid projects allow the weak and poor, including people made homeless by natural disasters, returning refugees, HIV/AIDS orphans and jobless mothers, to stop worrying about their next meal and attend to building a sustainable future. read more

Canadian auto industry has bestever October sales poised for record yearCanadian auto industry has bestever October sales poised for record year

Canadian auto industry has best-ever October sales; poised for record year by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 2:04 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – New car sales surged again in October as the industry continues to race towards its best year ever, according to figures compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.DesRosiers says Canadians bought 163,053 light vehicles in October, a 5.1 per cent increase over last year’s previous all-time high for the month set in 2014.Last month was a particularly satisfying one for luxury nameplates, with Land Rover up 71.9 per cent, Porsche rising 45.4 per cent and Lexus up 29.4 per cent.DesRosiers says other brands that enjoyed double-digit sales growth in October included Nissan (up 24.4 per cent), Infiniti (up 22.8 per cent), Honda (up 14.7 per cent), Volvo (up 12.3 per cent) and Subaru (up 11.7 per cent).Even Volkswagen’s recent woes over its diesel offerings didn’t appear to impact overall sales, as the German automaker posted an 8.3 per cent gain to 5,715 vehicles sold.General Motors took the sales title for October for the first time since April, with a 5.8 per cent increase in sales to 23,268 cars and light trucks. That was just ahead of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, whose sales edged up 0.4 per cent to 22,384.Among other major brands, Ford Canada sales increased 0.2 per cent to 22,080 vehicles, while Toyota Canada sales were up 4.2 per cent at 16,891 vehicles and Hyundai sales rose 4.4 per cent to 11,607.By category, passenger car sales fell 9.6 per cent to 58,711 last month, but the decline was more than offset by a 15.7 per cent increase in light truck sales to 104,342 vehicles.“As we continue to close in on year end, setting a record year in 2015 is looking less like a possibility and more like a reality,” DesRosiers said. Ford vehicles sit on the lot at a car dealership, in Brandon, Fla., Jan.12, 2015. New car sales surged again in October as the industry continues to race towards its best year ever, according to figures compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris O’Meara read more

US pending home sales fell again in AprilUS pending home sales fell again in April

US pending home sales fell again in April by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted May 31, 2017 8:02 am MDT Last Updated May 31, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, photo, an “Under Contract” sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Charlotte, N.C. On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, the National Association of Realtors releases its April report on pending home sales, which are seen as a barometer of future purchases. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) WASHINGTON – Americans retreated from signing contracts to buy homes in April for the second straight month, a possible sign that a declining number of homes on the market are stifling sales during the traditional spring buying season.The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its pending home sales index fell 1.3 per cent in April to 109.8, after slipping 0.9 per cent in March to 111.3. The index has fallen 3.3 per cent over the past 12 months.Potential buyers are crowding open houses in many neighbourhoods because there are fewer sales listings. Rising home values have not led more people to list their properties for sale, contrary to the expectations of many economists that great demand would lead to increased supplies. The number of properties for sale has plunged 9 per cent over the past year to 1.93 million, according to the Realtors in a separate report last week.Pending sales contracts are a barometer of future purchases. A sale is typically completed a month or two after a contract is signed.Signed contracts in April fell in the Midwest and South, stayed unchanged in the West and increased in the Northeast. read more

Slurry Blaster new effective clean up tool for mining operationsSlurry Blaster new effective clean up tool for mining operations

first_imgEngineered using quality components, the Slurry Blaster offers mining and plant operations a cost effective cleaning tool for all applications where slurry has become an issue and needs to be washed away. Lee Vine, Managing Director of the supplier, Integrated Pump Rental, says the company has fast established a reputation for identifying areas in process plants where an effective alternative solution is needed to cope with the day-to-day activities. “It is sometimes in the most obvious places that there is a need for more reliable equipment that is capable of withstanding the rigours of daily use,” Vine says.The Slurry Blaster is a hydro mining equipment solution which offers optimum performance coupled with reliability. Typical applications include plant floors and sumps, drainage areas, tailings dams, process water dams and other difficult to reach areas. “Not all applications are the same and for this reason, we have made the Slurry Blaster available in three main configurations but it can be modified to suit individual customer applications, should this be necessary,” Vine says. The Slurry Blaster can be provided on a pontoon for use on ponds and dams, it can be trailer mounted or can be a traditional manual set up.“The decision as to which configuration to use is based on the application at hand and our technical team has the necessary competency to assess the situation and propose the appropriate option to the customer,” Vine says. Each installation of the Slurry Blaster comes standard with a 37 kW feed pump with float, a 22 kW slurry pump for the removal of the slurry, a 200 m heavy duty layflat hose and an electric control panel. The Slurry Blaster units are available for medium or long term rental, outright purchase and on a full turnkey project basis.In addition to identifying solutions for problems areas in a plant or mine, Integrated Pump Rental operates an extensive pump rental fleet which includes Grindex submersible drainage and dewatering pumps, diesel driven pumps and accessories. Value added services such as dam cleaning and pontoons, pump flotation modules and pipe floats are available. All products used by Integrated Pump Rental are ISO 9001 certified.Vine says that full technical advice on the most suitable pump for specific applications is provided by its experienced team. Integrated Pump Rental’s service level agreement (SLA) includes the provision of a full maintenance service. This entails regular inspections of pumps before and during contracts to ensure that uptime is emphasised. Routine testing and ongoing maintenance of the pump fleet by Integrated Pump Rental’s experienced team of technicians provides customers with the reassurance that pump availability remains high.last_img read more

Apple Maps steers oblivious motorists onto airport runwayApple Maps steers oblivious motorists onto airport runway

first_imgThere aren’t many app developers that can claim to be dealing with matters of life and death when they publish an update, but the coders and engineers behind Apple’s Maps app certainly can. The embattled Google Maps alternative is just starting to shrug off the stigma of past problems, but this week it had another high-profile bug: it steered unwary motorists onto an airport runway.To be fair, navigating airport motorways can be unquestionably confusing — that’s why people turn to mapping applications to keep them on the right track. The trust people put in those apps is often blind, however: drivers headed for the Fairbanks Airport in Alaska followed the Apple Maps directions so closely that they ended up driving down an airplane taxiway and even across a runway.The town of Mildura was briefly a sort of desert Bermuda Triangle, but only for Apple Maps users.The airport immediately contacted the Attorney General’s office and requested a total shutdown of the service for their area — better people miss their flights entirely than end up crushed by them. There is, of course, the question of why multiple vehicles were able to wander into the airport’s most sensitive thoroughfares; even leaving threats of terrorism aside, that seems supremely unsafe.This is certainly not the time Apple wanted to be dealing with more damaging PR for their mapping solution. Soon after the tech giant made their own app the mandatory default mapping solution, reports began to come in of travelers guided to the wrong location or sent hours off course. One tech writer began reporting from suburbia while his speaking engagement came and went miles away. The Australian authorities even issued a warning to avoid using the app for directions in remote desert areas after several travelers were stranded and required rescue.Google Maps itself had some problems early in its life-cycle, but people were not so ready to trust a blue line on a satellite map back then — and its problems have tended to be smaller in scope, regardless. Mislabeling highways can be annoying, but tends not to lead travelers hours away from their destinations.Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology for causing customers “frustration” and pledged to improve the app’s accuracy in the future. As to Fairbanks Airport, they promised to update the directions within the week.last_img read more

Review Iran – PortugalReview Iran – Portugal

first_imgIran’s passion and desire paid off in injury time, but Ansarifard’s penalty kick wasn’t enough to send Iran through to the next stage. Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring at the end of the first half, while Ronaldo missed a penalty in the second.#IRNPOR // The teams are in! pic.twitter.com/tmsdH1iunk— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018In the 3rd minute of the match in Saransk, Cristiano Ronaldo had the first attempt on goal which was calmly saved by Alireza Beinravand. In general, Iran’s goalkeeper was nervous, making three mistakes within the first 15 minutes. In the 16th minute, Amiri kicked Adrien Silva, giving Ronaldo a free kick. His attempt was blocked by the wall. In the meantime, Morocco surprisingly took the lead against Spain, but Isco levelled the score just five minutes later. Iran was playing as expected, with eleven men behind the ball deep in their own half when Portugal was in possession. However, they were more aggressive in attack than usual when they had the ball. Kicks, fouls and tackles were plentiful. Scoring opportunities… not so much.Top 5 biggest Flops in World Football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – August 24, 2018 Time to talk about an infamous list of players who we thought would become world stars but ended as the biggest flops and disappointments in…The Iranians were gaining confidence as the game wore on and just as it seemed the teams will head to the half-time break tied, Ricardo Quaresma and Adrien Silva played a wonderful one-two, which was followed by a spectacular shot by Quaresma that landed in the far corner of the net. His signature, technically perfected shot with the outside part of the boot gave his team an all-important 1-0 lead.In the 50th minute, Ronaldo was carelessly fouled on the edge of the box. Paraguayan referee Enrique Caceres didn’t blow the whistle initially, but after the replay booth signalled him to take a look, he changed his decision and showed on the penalty spot. The Iranian players were vivid, captain Ehsan Hajsafi was booked, but the rulling was correct. It was a foul and it was a penalty. It took some time for passions to calm down. When everyone thought Ronaldo would tie Harry Kane as the tournament’s top scorer, Iran’s goalkeeper read his shot and made the save. Milad Mohammadi replaced Hajsafi three minutes after the penalty miss.Two consecutive fouls riled up Ricardo Quaresma, so he went after Ezatolahi, the player who committed the second one, earning himself a booking. Fernando Santos did the right thing by pulling him out in the 69th minute. Bernardo Silva came in as the substitute. At the same time, Ghoddos replaced Jahanbakhsh. Ansarifard became Iran’s third captain today after coming onto the pitch instead of Ezatolahi in the 76th minute. Team Melli was using every atom of energy in order to combat the Portuguese and attempt a comeback. The tension on the field was palpable. Nevertheless, The Navigators seemed to have the match under control.The hearts of all Portugal fans around the world must have stopped for a second when Caceres was looking at a video replay of Cristiano Ronaldo inadvertently punching an Iran player in the jaw. Fortunately for the entire 2018 World Cup, the referee made the right call and showed him only a yellow card. While that was going on, Morocco amazingly took the lead again in the match versus Spain. In the 93rd minute, Caceres was in the replay booth once more, this time checking whether to give Iran a penalty for a hand ball. Even though it didn’t look like the Portuguese defender touched the ball on purpose, the penalty was given. Karim Ansarifard converted and the game was tied.While that was going on, a replay in Kaliningrad gave Spain a second goal which tied that game as well. Right after Iran scored, Mehdi missed a tremendous opportunity to bring joy to the stadium filled with Iran fans. As it turned out, it was the last interesting moment of a pulsating encounter. Portugal and Spain moved on to the Round of 16, but the injury time goals changed the outlook of the final standings. Spain finished first on goal difference and will face Russia, while Portugal finished second and will play Uruguay.last_img read more

BNPs 22 relief trucks to Ukhia obstructedBNPs 22 relief trucks to Ukhia obstructed

first_img-Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has alleged that its trucks carrying relief materials for distribution among Rohingyas in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, was obstructed by the government.Party leaders who had come to distribute relief in Cox’s Bazar made these allegations at a press conference on Wednesday at the district BNP office.They said that 22 of their trucks carrying relief were not allowed to proceed to Ukhia.Till 11:00pm Wednesday night, the trucks remained parked by the Cox’s Bazar central Shaheed Minar in front of the district BNP office. The trucks contained rice, lentils, flattened rice (cheera), oil, salt, sugar, biscuits, water and other relief goods.Former member of parliament from Cox’s Bazar and BNP’s fisheries secretary Lutfur Rahman told Prothom Alo, they had wanted to distribute relief goods among the Rohingyas in Ukhia’s Kutupalong and Balukhali camps on Tuesday, but as the prime minister Sheikh Hasina would be visiting the Kutupalong camp, this was changed to Wednesday morning.The district administration changed this to Wednesday afternoon, on the excuse that diplomats would be inspecting the Kutupalong Rohingya camp. However, police prevented the trucks from going to Ukhia in the afternoon.Cox’s Bazar deputy commissioner Mohammed Ali Hossain told Prothom Alo, according to government rules, the DC office must first be informed of any relief to be distributed among the Rohingyas. That has been followed so long.He asked, if anyone took truckloads of relief among the thousands of Rohingyas, who would be responsible if anyone was killed in a stampede? There was no obstacle to distribute relief in keeping with the rules.Meanwhile, speaking at a press conference held at 3:00 pm in the afternoon at the Cox’s Bazar party office, BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said BNP wasn’t there for politics. It was there to distribute relief. It was a crime for the government to obstruct relief distribution.He said they had brought relief materials for 9000 Rohingya families in Cox’s Bazar. They had wanted to provide roof materials for shelter to 3500 families. He said, “We will never hand over our relief goods to the government. BNP will not go according to the government or DC’s orders. We will provide the relief ourselves.”BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan told the press conference, everyone should be distributing relief to the Rohingyas, but the government is preventing BNP from doing so.last_img read more

With Help Of Two Texas Holdouts Lawmakers On Cusp Of Bypassing PaulWith Help Of Two Texas Holdouts Lawmakers On Cusp Of Bypassing Paul

first_imgShelby Knowles/Douglas Young for the Texas TribuneU.S. Reps. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, and Vincente Gonzalez, D-McAllen.Thanks to the support of two Texas Democrats, a bipartisan coalition of members of the U.S. House is on the cusp of bypassing House Speaker Paul Ryan and moving major immigration bills to the chamber’s floor.On Tuesday morning, two Democrats who represent the Texas border – U.S. Reps. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen and Filemon Vela of Brownsville – announced they would sign onto an arcane legislative petition that was originally spearheaded by another border member, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from Helotes.Last month, Hurd and a handful of other House Republicans, frustrated by the lack of movement on immigration, initiated an obscure legislative tactic called a discharge petition in an attempt to bypass their chamber’s committees and House GOP leadership. The petition would force a series of votes on several bills that address immigration issues, including the legal status of “Dreamers” — young undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors and have been granted reprieve from deportation and two-year work permits under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.The discharge petition quickly gained dozens of backers, including most House Democrats. Three Texas Democrats representing the border – Gonzalez, Vela and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo – withheld their support from the petition, citing concerns that it could lead to legislation passing that would clear the way for the constuction of a border wall. Cuellar has not changed his position.With Vela and Gonzalez signing on, the petition’s tally grows to 215 names, just three short of the 218 needed to force votes on the U.S. House floor. Hurd is the only Texas Republican to sign on.“By signing this discharge petition, I do so with the intent of giving 800,000 young people – young Americans – peace of mind and the ability to remain in the only country they call home,” said Gonzalez. “Let me be clear, I will not accept a DACA fix that includes border wall funding. It’s unfortunate that we are at this nexus, but the ball is now in the Republicans’ court. And as such, I ask them: ‘What will be your next move?’”“In consultation with Dreamers and their parents, clergy, and Bishop Daniel Flores, I have decided to sign the discharge petition so that Dreamers can get the vote they are requesting,” Vela concurred. “I will vote for a clean Dream Act, but not for any measure that includes border wall funding. Republican moderates claim they have the votes to move their discharge petition forward… Let’s see it.”The initial group pushing for the the petition was made up of just Republicans – mostly members like Hurd, who are from diverse districts and are in tough re-election battles, and other Republicans who are retiring. In the following weeks, most members of the Democratic caucus followed suit and signed the petition, allowing the coalition to close in on a majority of the chamber.Capitol Hill is bracing for a conservative backlash to the tactic. Immigration is the most contentious issue within the GOP conference and a floor vote on these measures – which include a hardline approach to Democratic-favored policies – is sure to pit the conservative wing of the House Republican conference, known as the Freedom Caucus, against members like Hurd. That’s put the chamber’s Republican leadership in the crosshairs of a deeply divided conference. GOP members are scheduled to meet Thursday morning to address the issue. Sharelast_img read more

Mr Donut Breakfast Sandwiches Are Made With Donuts Instead of BreadMr Donut Breakfast Sandwiches Are Made With Donuts Instead of Bread

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Japanese haven of deliciousness Mr. Donut has seen fit to create some of the tastiest-looking breakfast creations this side of bacon and eggs, and they can be yours if you head to the chain in Japan, because we don’t have any in America. And it’s not fair. Mr. Donut’s latest creations include baked pies, frankfurter pie and tuna melt toast, but also breakfast sandwiches made with amazing, fresh donuts instead of bagels or bread. Say it with me now: Delicious!The Savory Ham and Egg Sandwich Donut is exactly what it sounds like, with a slice of ham and egg salad inside of a donut. You could alternatively get ham and cream cheese or ham and tuna if you decide, but why mess with the classic ham and egg mixture? It’s the most aesthetically pleasing, too.You could also get Chicken with Five Kinds of Vegetable pie, Clam Chowder Hot Savory Pies, Shrimp Bisque, Apple Custard and Apple Cheese Hot Sweet Pies, and even Hot Toast with Egg and Mayo.via en.rocketnews24.comEach breakfast donut sandwich costs about $1.60, which is a lot cheaper than most other sandwiches you can purchase at fast food restaurants and places of that ilk. The pies are a little more expensive, but still not bad when you think about how much food you’re getting with it all. You can also make them all as part of the Mr. Donut “C Set” for a couple more bucks and take home a drink with it all.If you think you still want an Egg McMuffin from the likes of McDonald’s or something like a Croissanwich from Burger King, you might want to pick something else out from the Mr. Donut menu if you ever find yourself in the neighborhood. They sure look a lot more appetizing, for sure.last_img read more

Tinder sued by trans woman for deleting her dating profileTinder sued by trans woman for deleting her dating profile

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Trans people keep getting kicked off dating appIn December last year, 23-year-old trans student Tahlia was kicked off Tinder.This was in order to protect the ‘safety’ of bigots who mass-reported her account.She was also told she had ‘broken’ the dating app’s terms and conditions.‘It just really pisses me off that I turn to online dating as a safer way to meet men but that’s not even available,’ Tahlia told Gay Star News.‘To add insult to injury, Tinder tries to portray themselves as trans inclusive with all of their gender options (which are important don’t get me wrong) but at the end of the day if they don’t follow through with support it just ends up putting a target on our backs and allows them to call themselves “allies” without actually doing anything.’A Tinder spokesperson told GSN: ‘We take our community guidelines and user reports seriously.‘Please note that while we cannot share details regarding specific users or investigations, all users are held to the same standards and are removed from Tinder if they violate our community guidelines/terms of use.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Ariel Hawkins is suing Tinder GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Ariel Hawkins, from Portland, has filed a lawsuit against the global dating site.She edited her profile to disclose she was pre-op trans woman a few days ago.Tinder sued for deleting trans woman’s dating profileTinder immediately deleted her account following this, Hawkins claims.She says the company sent her an email saying she violated its terms of service. However, it refused to explain the basis for the rejection.‘I don’t think the company understands trans people and they don’t appreciate how we may represent ourselves,’ she told TMZ.In the lawsuit, filed by Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, Hawkins is asking a judge for an order prohibiting Tinder from discriminating against non-cisgender Oregon users.Tinder offers the option of choosing from multiple genders. This was prompted after many trans people reported getting banned in 2016.The self-proclaimed most popular dating app in the world said they had worked with GLAAD on their new policy. This policy includes ‘welcoming transgender people and to not stand for bullying or harassment on the app’.But it appears the issues have continued. A trans woman is suing Tinder claiming it rejects all transgender people from the dating app. This app is like Tinder, but especially for trans peopleFour trans people sue Ohio for banning gender changes on birth certificatesTransgender woman suing Starbucks after alleged discrimination and misgenderingRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tinder-sued-trans-woman-deleting-dating-profile/last_img read more

In Venezuela pole dancers turn heads outdoorsIn Venezuela pole dancers turn heads outdoors

first_imgAssociated PressCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Children pedaled around on tricycles at a playground in Caracas, while joggers ran past on a winding pathway, then slowed down and paused to gape at the unfolding scene on a recent morning.Next to the concrete playground, a young woman in tight shorts and an athletic top gripped and climbed a vertical pole, holding her muscular legs out from her body and doing the splits while holding herself in place. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Pole dancing may have started out in strip clubs, but since the 1990s, it’s become an all-ages exercise and sport phenomenon the world over. Now, it’s hit the streets and at least one playground in Venezuela, a country that’s made beauty and fitness a cult and minted more Miss Universes than any other except the United States.The public emergence of pole dancing would seem a natural for this flesh-obsessed country. But its new visibility has stirred controversy and tut-tuts from some who say such behavior should remain out of public sight. Meanwhile, the sport was featured in an exhibition event held in London last month ahead of the Olympics, with some lobbying for its inclusion as an official sport.Elba Moya, a 76-year-old nurse in Caracas, said she frowns on the idea.“That’s a bad spectacle for children,” she said. “That should be for nightspots and the places where it has to be.”Dancers such as Franleska Garcia, a 28-year-old business manager, said they hope to turn around such attitudes in a country where Catholic-inspired social conservatism remains alive.“We wanted to lift the taboo,” Garcia said. Pole dancing “isn’t sensual. What we do is fitness. It’s acrobatics.” Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories Sponsored Stories Venezuela was a relative latecomer to the sport, which started drawing a following four years ago while also coming into fashion in other Latin American countries such as Chile, Peru and Colombia. Now, some 10 gyms and schools in Venezuela offer classes in pole dancing.Garcia and eight other women started a “street pole dance” initiative about three months ago, with their performances drawing the attention of the Venezuelan press and the disapproval of some readers, who posted online comments criticizing them for performing in public around children.During a recent practice, interior decorator Jesus Echevarria paused to watch while keeping an eye on his playing kids. If anything, the roots of the sport and its current incarnation didn’t faze him.“It has an impact on people the first time they see this kind of sport,” he said. “But afterward people are amazed.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

ExVirgin COO heads into TigerExVirgin COO heads into Tiger

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tiger Airways has hired ex-Virgin Blue/Australia chief operating officer Andrew David to head the carrier’s operations down under.Stepping into the chief executive (CEO) position from 17 October this year, Mr David replaces ex-CEO Crawford Rix, who left the company in July after the carrier was grounded by Civil Aviation Safety Authority due to safety concerns.Having previously worked with then Virgin Blue between February 2005 and November 2005, Tiger Airways Holdings Limited acting chief executive Chin Yau Seng explained Mr David will contribute an array of information and knowledge.“We are pleased to welcome Andrew David as the new CEO of Tiger Airways Australia,” Mr Seng said. “He brings a wealth of airline business experience and a proven leadership track record.” Mr David’s resume also includes chief information officer positions at Air New Zealand as well as consulting roles at British Airways and IBM. Group president Tony Davis stepped into the chief stepped into the CEO role on a temporary basis after Mr Rix’s resignation in July. last_img read more

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