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Canadian Natural reports 28B Q2 profit up from 982M a year ago

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Companies in this story: (TSX:CNQ)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. second-quarter profit climbed to beat analyst estimates as higher crude prices helped to offset lower production volumes.The Calgary-based oil company says net earnings in its second quarter grew to $2.8 billion, or $2.36 per diluted share, up sharply from $982 million or 80 cents during the same quarter last year.On an adjusted basis, its quarterly earnings for the three-month period ended June 30 amounted to $1.04 billion or 87 cents per diluted share, down from $1.28 billion or $1.04 a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 85 cents per diluted share and net income of $1.049 billion, according to the financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Daily production averaged 1,025,800 barrels of oil equivalent, down from 1,050,376 in the second quarter of 2018.The higher oil price was partially offset by lower oil production volumes in the oilsands mining and upgrading segment.The Alberta government mandated oil production curtailments that started in January, lowering production volumes and strengthening heavy oil prices. read more

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UN expert on torture to visit Nepal at Governments invitation

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The visit by the Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak, will be the latest in a series of fact-finding missions by UN officials in the past year to the mountainous country where the Government is fighting Maoist rebels.During his visit from 10 to 17 September, Mr. Nowak will meet with Government officials, military, representatives of the National Human Rights Commission, non-governmental and international organizations. He will also visit detention facilities.In April UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and the Government signed an agreement to set up a monitoring operation to help establish accountability for rights abuses and prevent further violations by all sides in the conflict.Two UN teams visited the country that month, looking into the needs of an expanded UN rights office there and examining the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs). read more

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Lowes announces nearly 2400 layoffs for fulltime workers

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe’s says it’s told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid off.A statement from the store said the majority of the cuts are at the store level, with other cuts occurring at distribution centres, customer support centres and vice-presidents at the company’s corporate office in Mooresville.The company said it’s providing severance and outplacement resources to displaced workers.Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock told employees in an email that the changes “will better align store staffing with customer demand, shift resources from back-of-the-store activities to customer-facing ones, and enhance our efficiency and productivity.”Lowe’s also announced Bob Hull was retiring as its chief financial officer. Marshall Croom, who has been with Lowe’s for two decades, will succeed Hull as CFO March 3. Lowe’s announces nearly 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers by The Associated Press Posted Jan 17, 2017 6:28 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Brave Romanian baker hits terrorist over the head with crate before giving

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first_imgHe said: “Oh my God, it is a terrorist attack here.“The terrorists cut the people on the streets.”He was then heard asking for a weapon so he could protect the injured from further attack.People have since praised the brave chef, with one saying “I believe Florin is a hero for bravely attacking one terrorist and for being ready to continue the fight”.Another said: “You have my respect.” He said when he went outside and saw two people stabbing others, he at first “froze” and didn’t know what to do. But then he went and hit one of the attackers on the head with a crate.”There was a car with a loudspeaker saying ‘go, go’ and they (police) threw a grenade…. and then I ran.”In an interview for ProFM, a Romanian radio station, Mr Morariu said that he now feared he could be the target of a revenge attack.“I don’t want any money and I didn’t want to be a hero. The only thing I want now is to be given some protection,” he explained. “Frankly, I’m disappointed. I tried to do good; to do the right thing, but no-one from the police has called me to discuss security.” A Romanian chef sheltered 20 people in his bakery and hit one of the #LondonBridge attackers on the head with a crate. This is London.— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴍᴏᴏʀᴇ جاك (@JFXM) June 4, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “They said ‘It’s a terrorist attack,’ and ‘Can’t you see people are dead’ but I walked out the door,” he told the radio station.Mr Morariu said that when he saw an attacker stabbing someone he first thought about fleeing, but decided against it because he thought he might be caught.“So I took a crate and threw it at the attacker and then ran towards him and used the other crate to hit him on the head.”He added that when he saw that “people were desperate,” he let about 20 people into the bakery and pulled the shutters down.In a video posted on social media, he filmed the aftermath of the attack as he raced through Borough Market.center_img A Romanian chef thought on his feet when he hit an attacker over the head with a crate and let 20 terrified people into the bakery where he works during the terror attack on Borough Market.Florin Morariu has been hailed on social media as a hero after taking in the people and apprehending the attacker.The baker, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: “We were looking out of the window because we saw that everyone was agitated, everyone was running, people, women… they were fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening.” Shout out to the Romanian chef who sheltered 20 people… and then whacked one of the terrorists with a crate. https://t.co/DOFYFOxEdk pic.twitter.com/Prr5geZkPG— Chris McCall (@Dennynews) June 4, 2017 The baker, who was working a night-shift when the terrorists struck, said that people had tried to stop him leaving the relative security of the bakery to confront the terrorists with his two bread crates.last_img read more

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Papoulias elected for second term as President

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Incumbent Greek President Karolos Papoulias who was re-elected for a second term last week said he was on the side of the Greek people in weathering the difficulties brought by the financial crisis.Papoulias was re-elected on Wednesday to a second term with 266 votes in the 300-seat parliament. The 80-year-old incumbent expressed gratitude for the public’s trust and said, “we must get over this crisis. We all have a duty, state and citizens, to work united for a historic change. In this effort, I am on your side.” In the election, Papoulias was backed by the ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), main opposition New Democracy (ND) and smaller opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) parties.Parliamentarians from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Coalition of the Radical Left abstained from voting.KKE’s said its stance has nothing to do with the candidate, incumbent President Karolos Papoulias, himself, but with the political system and the office of the President of the Republic in that system, noting that it was a well-known fact that, according to the Constitution, the President of the Republic must co-sign and agree to “the anti-popular laws and decrees.” Consequently, it added, regardless of who the candidate is and what his views are, the role of the President is pre-determined.Papoulias is the sixth President of the Republic since the restoration of democracy in Greece in 1974, following Mihalis Stasinopoulos, Constantine Tsatsos, Constantine Karamanlis, Christos Sartzetakis and Costis Stephanopoulos.He will be sworn in for his second term on Friday, March 12 at noon.last_img read more

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San Diego County files lawsuit against members of the Trump Administration

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first_img Posted: April 3, 2019 San Diego County files lawsuit against members of the Trump Administration April 3, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 10:09 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County filed a lawsuit against members of the Trump administration in federal court today over its alleged treatment of asylum-seeking immigrants.The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in closed session in February to file the suit, with Supervisor Kristin Gaspar casting the lone vote against. At that time, board Chairwoman Dianne Jacob chided the Trump administration for creating a public health crisis by releasing asylum-seekers into the U.S. with no support as well as separating migrant children from their parents.The suit names Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Ronald Vitello and Executive Associate Director Matthew Albence as plaintiffs.The county filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. County officials say the region has been and continues to be harmed by the federal government’s swift change in immigration policy.“(Trump’s) failure does not remove our obligation to do the right thing to help families legally seeking asylum in the United States,” said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher in response to the suit’s filing. “I am proud our county is stepping-up to take on Trump.”Other jurisdictions and states have not announced whether they plan to join the county’s case. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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ASA Outreach in Europe Continues to Advance Benefits of Biotechnology

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first_imgAs part of an ongoing outreach program of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group, ASA Board member James Andrew, a soybean producer from Jefferson, Iowa, and ASA Consultant Benno van der Laan visited Brussels, Belgium December 7-9, for meetings with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and with officials from the main political groups. Informing MEPs on the safety and environmental benefits of biotech-enhanced crops is critical to maintaining U.S. soybean exports to the European Union valued at $1.6 billion annually.The objective of the meetings was to strengthen relationships with a range of influential newly-elected MEPs and with key parliamentary advisors in the European Parliament’s relevant Committees at the beginning of Parliament’s five-year mandate.”During this mandate, the issue of biotech-enhanced crops is certain to be discussed in the Parliament,” Andrew said. “As such, it is important for ASA to reach out to MEPs and their staff to bring them up-to-date on the importance of U.S. soy for European agriculture, the benefits of biotech-enhanced soybeans, and the problems for the EU livestock and poultry industries associated with the EU’s slow approval process and zero tolerance for traces of unapproved biotech events.”The ASA delegation described the development pipeline for new soy biotech events planned to be commercialized between now and 2020, and against this background, urged MEPs to put pressure on the European Commission and the governments of the EU Member States to speed up the EU’s approval process and to introduce a tolerance for traces of unapproved biotech events.”The EU’s current legislative framework and procedures are creating serious obstacles to trade as witnessed by the complete shutdown of U.S. soy imports between June and the beginning of December this year as a result of traces of non-EU approved biotech corn that were found in U.S. soybean shipments to Europe,” Andrew said. “I pointed out that Europe’s feed and livestock industries were also very concerned about this issue, given their reliance on U.S. imports between October and March.”The ASA delegation also briefed MEPs on added value biotech soybeans that will soon come to market, many of which will have quality traits that will have more direct consumer benefits.The level of knowledge of MEPs and staff, and their support for biotech varied considerably, but all welcomed ASA’s initiative and the information that was provided. For 2010, the ASA Biotech Working Group is planning further MEP outreach programs to solidify existing relationships and to build contacts with additional politicians and staff.last_img read more

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CTIC Publishes Results of Cover Crop Survey

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first_imgEarlier this year, ASA assisted the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in the promotion of a survey to analyze farmers’ use and perceptions of cover crops. For the second year in a row, the national survey documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in soybeans and corn, as well as a wide variety of other benefits. The survey, funded by the North Central Regional Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program and carried out by CTIC, also provides details on the challenges and benefits farmers expect from cover crops, data on the costs of seed and establishment, and insights into how farmers manage cover crops. ASA President Ray Gaesser (IA) serves on SARE’s National Working Group for Cover Crops and Soil Health.A total of 1,924 respondents—both users and non-users of cover crops—completed the survey in the winter of 2013-2014. Included in this total, 583 farmers compared yields in soybeans between fields with and without cover crops. Following cover crops, farmers reported an average boost of two bushels of soybeans per acre, or 4.3 percent. Of the total, 639 farmers provided data comparing corn yields on fields with and without cover crops. They noted an average yield increase of five bushels per acre, or 3.1 percent, in corn fields planted after cover crops. The survey results also show that between 2010 and 2013, the adoption of cover crops increased by 30 percent per year.Click here to read a summary of the survey results. The complete report is available here.last_img read more

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In Our Communities

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first_img ADC AUTHOR Maine established a task force earlier this month to study PFAS contamination in drinking water, according to the Press Herald. “The EPA is dragging its feet on the issue, leaving states to take the lead,” Gov. Janet Mills (D) said in a statement….Tensions have eased between Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and the local American Federal Government Employees union after a long period of turmoil, federal lawmakers said at a recent 21st Century Partnership event, the Telegraph reported. “It portends good things for our future if you don’t lose sight of what got you here in the first place, which is good people doing good things for our future,” Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said.Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson at Robins Air Force Base in January. Air Force photo by Tommie Hortonlast_img read more

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Metro Approves Agreement To Operate Houstons First Bus Rapid Transit System

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first_imgGail Delaughter | Houston Public MediaMetro’s board unanimously approved the purchase of new buses for the Uptown BRT project.To try to address growing traffic congestion, the Uptown Management District is building Houston’s first Bus Rapid Transit line. That system is currently under construction along Post Oak Boulevard. It will feature designated bus lanes with frequent service.Metro has now signed an agreement to operate the system and that includes the purchase of buses and equipment. The agency will spend about $11 million for 14 buses. They’re 60-foot long articulated buses with five doors for entry and exit.Metro Chairman Carrin Patman said she hopes they can eventually use those buses for other BRT pilot projects.“Bus Rapid Transit can hopefully provide service as rapidly and as conveniently as rail service at a fraction of the cost,” said Patman. “I think there’s a false assumption out there that BRT is a second-class way to move people. The advances in Bus Rapid Transit mean that it isn’t. It’s a darn good way to move people.”The board also plans to spend about $5 million on fare boxes and communications equipment. That cost will be reimbursed by the Uptown District.The system is expected to start operating next year, but it hasn’t come without controversy. Some Uptown residents and business owners sued unsuccessfully to try to stop the project. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Share 00:00 /00:45last_img read more

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TSA Will Send Hundreds Of Agents To The Border On A Voluntary

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first_img Share Elaine Thompson/APThe Transportation Security Administration will be sending a few hundred employees to support federal agents at the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency confirmed in a statement to Houston Public Media. “TSA, like all DHS [Department of Homeland Security] components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border. TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact,” said a TSA media spokesman in a written statement. The TSA spokesman said agents will be sent on a voluntary basis and less than 1% of the agency’s some 60,000 employees will be impacted. Volunteers won’t be working with Customs and Border Protection as customs officers, but will provide support in meal delivery, transportation, legal affairs and personal property management, according to a TSA official.CNN broke the story early Wednesday, quoting two sources and an internal email saying TSA planned to involve up to 175 law enforcement officials and as many as 400 people from Security Ops. In March, Customs and Border Protection announced it would re-assign 750 agents from ports of entry to work along the U.S.-Mexico border, citing the border security and humanitarian emergency at the border. So far this fiscal year, border officials have apprehended 44,779 unaccompanied minors, 248,197 migrants in family groups and 167,318 single adults as of April 2019, surpassing the total number of border apprehensions from all of fiscal year 2018.As of April last year, a total of 212,000 migrants had been apprehended so far in fiscal 2018.last_img read more

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The world according to Travel Detective Peter Greenberg

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first_imgPROVIDENCE, RI — Anyone who’s heard CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg talk about the travel industry knows he doesn’t mince words.At Collette’s Global Travel Forum, taking place in Providence, RI this week, Greenberg had a few choice things to say about airlines, OTAs and selfie-obsessed travellers, and he let loose in a hilarious and insightful keynote address.Greenberg says there’s still a place for traditional travel retailers and suppliers, now more than ever.His rapid-fire presentation hit on everything from airlines, hotels and cruise lines to the importance of bringing the art of conversation back to selling travel.Here’s a round up of some of his quotes and insights, from his keynote speech on day 1 of the Collette forum on June 21:“All the technology in the world can never take over from common sense.”“The U.S. Department of State now has travel advisories for every country in the world. Americans are cowering in their own homes.”“Today is National Selfie Day. We have become a society that is obsessed with documenting ourselves. Who thinks a great photo has to include you in it?”“America has become home of the brave, land of the fee.”“The unofficial motto for airlines seems to be ‘We’re not happy until you’re not happy’. The travel experience has been degraded on an almost exponential basis.”“Marriott is opening a new hotel every 14 hours. For Hilton, it’s a new hotel every 16 hours. Airbnb now controls 7% of the world’s rooms.”Greenberg says in his experience, talking to travellers, “they don’t want to hear that India is incredible, or Barbados is beautiful.” They want practical, helpful information about getting to and travelling in that country. “We’re forgetting there’s an audience out there that wants a conversation. That’s where you come in. You can be proactive. You can initiate that conversation.”“It’s not about the rate, it’s about the value, it’s about asking all the questions that they need to ask. That’s transformative.” He adds: “My transformative technology is my mouth and my ears. We’ve gone full circle.”“Three words: genuine, authentic, curated. Yes, I can hear you groaning. You’ve already heard these words too much. But that’s what people want.”Greenberg told a story about a hotel he stayed at recently, likening it to the dilapidated, creepy hotel in the movie The Shining. “There was blood on the wall. There was stuffing coming out of the couch. The door handle fell off in my hand.” Just as the bellman was about to leave, he gave Greenberg his card, to call him if he needed anything. “And there was a line on his card that said ‘Post a good review on Trip Advisor and get 10% off’. They were incentivizing me to lie.” Instead of posting a review, he showed the card during one of his TV travel segments and told the story.OTAs got popular “because people didn’t want to have a conversation. They wanted technology to take its place.”“Kids stay free deals, eat free deals, resort fees, free parking – online bookings don’t always tell you about things like that.”“Anyone who tells you ‘there’s an app for that’ – they’re lazy.”“Fear is the worst 4-letter word.”“We’re going to see unbelievable brand consolidation. Marriott is just the beginning.”“I still have a subscription to the printed version of the OAG and I can find a flight faster in that thing than anyone can online.”“You need to initiate and transform the conversation. Without that, the technology will kill you.”“We have to figure out a way to reinvent the conversation. We have to initiate and continue that conversation. You shared with [your clients] something they didn’t know and that’s why they came back to you.“We have too many people chasing fire trucks and not enough people explaining fire.” Posted by The world according to ‘Travel Detective’ Peter Greenberg Share Friday, June 22, 2018 center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Collette, Peter Greenberg << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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New ₡5000 ₡10000 and ₡50000 bills to circulate in August

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first_imgCosta Rica’s Central Bank announced Tuesday that it will circulate three new banknotes of ₡5,000 ($10), ₡10,000 ($20) and ₡50,000 ($99) in August.Once the new bills are out, the old ones will need to be exchanged in banks. Beginning in December, only the Central Bank will exchange them.All new banknotes display images of former presidents: The ₡5,000 note is yellow and has the image of Alfredo González Flores, the green ₡10,000 bill shows three-time President José Figueres Ferrer and the ₡50,000 – purple – portrays the image of another three-timer, President Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno.Following an introductory campaign for the new bills, Central Bank authorities explained that these also include security features to prevent counterfeiting, for example, translucent watermarks, color-changing shapes and textured images. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica circulates new ₡1,000 and ₡2,000 bills Old banknotes lose their value from January 1 Central Bank issues new improved ₡5,000 banknotes Central Bank: That ₡5,000 counterfeit bank note message is fakelast_img read more

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Tourism sector extends ad buy during World Cup quarterfinals

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first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica to cash in on 2014 World Cup with TV, print publicity around the world Tourism officials approve first licenses for use of country brand ‘Essential Costa Rica’ Costa Rica hopes La Sele will bring home a trophy, along with more tourists Costa Rica TV spot competes in World Tourism Organization contest La Sele’s historic qualification for the quarterfinals round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil prompted the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) to extend the airing of a TV ad campaigncurrently promoting the country as an ideal destination for tourism, trade and investment.The 30-second spot was launched on June 11 on TV stations in the U.S., Spain, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and France, along with print and online ads.ICT Promotions Director Ireth Rodríguez said “the country is experiencing a historic moment” that makes it imperative to add promotions that reach millions of World Cup viewers who are talking about Costa Rica.“The national team’s great performance is a big opportunity for the country and the entire tourism sector including airlines, travel agencies and other sectors who see this important event as a boost for business,” Rodríguez said.The “Essential Costa Rica” country brand was launched last September and already has been presented to officials and tourism entrepreneurs in several countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.ICT officials estimate the new promotion will reach some 14 million people, as the spot will be broadcast in English, German, Spanish and French.This will be the last advertising investment for Costa Rica at the World Cup, meaning that if La Sele beats Holland on Saturday, the ICT will not spend more on future matches.Watch the ICT spot:last_img read more

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La Nueva Prensa Serving the community of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica

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first_imgRelated posts:What do Ticos really think about foreigners in Costa Rica? N.Y. Times to cut 100 newsroom jobs Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous New York creates ID card for all, even immigrants without previous documentation In a print industry marked by downsizing because of the Internet, one small newspaper in Costa Rica seems to be hitting its stride, thanks to a largely untapped readership base and content that helps meet the needs of a large immigrant community.La Nueva Prensa may only sell about 3,000 copies a month at ¢200 each, but its popularity is gaining among the Nicaraguan immigrant community in this country.The Spanish-language monthly covers immigration and human rights issues, among other topics, and is increasingly becoming an informative bridge between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.Founded in late 2007, La Nueva Prensa started as a four-page black-and-white newspaper with a monthly circulation of 500 copies. It was sponsored by small barbershops in San José and Nicaraguan sodas, the local version of small family-run restaurants. Today, it has grown to 16 color pages, and it has a website and social media networks including Facebook.According to the National Statistics and Census Institute, 287,766 Nicaraguans reside in Costa Rica, about 75 percent of all foreigners living here, according to a 2011 census.La Nueva Prensa was created to meet the needs of a community that traditionally doesn’t use social media networks, La Nueva Prensa Editor Alonso Mejía told The Tico Times.Mejía, a correspondent for Nicaragua’s El Nuevo Diario, moved to Costa Rica from Managua eight years ago.“Back then I worked in roofing. I came here like a lot of immigrants – to work in construction. I didn’t have immigration documents,” he said.The idea to start a newspaper was his, along with journalist friend Julio Acuña, who died shortly after the business started.“Along with Julio, I began to interact more with literary and journalism circles. When you have a passion, you try to make it work,” Mejía said. “I collaborated with publications, but they wouldn’t hire me because I didn’t have residency. That’s when we decided to start our own newspaper.”The two didn’t have much money, but they “took a risk,” Mejía said. “We visited small Nicaraguan sodas to ask for support, and that’s how we started.”Mejía took charge of the paper’s content, but he also had to learn to design, sell advertising and meet with clients. La Nueva Prensa Editor Alonso Mejía. Fabiola Pomareda/The Tico Times‘Tico-Nica’ readershipLa Nueva Prensa covers immigration, labor rights, cultural activities, the Nicaraguan economy and politics, and current events. Costa Rican writers collaborate on its cultural content.“I think there is little information available here on the immigration issue, which is a fundamental topic in a country that receives so many immigrants,” Mejía said.He noted that media in both countries often exploit immigrants in sensationalist news reports that foster “xenophobia, stereotypes and the negative perception that ‘Nicas’ are here to steal and rob.”“But those reports are sporadic, and in reality there are thousands and thousands of Nicaraguans who are here, working for very low salaries,” he added.Mejía describes La Nueva Prensa’s target readership on the Web – via a website and social media networks – as “Tico-Nica,” which refers to “the Nicaraguan who grew up here as a kid or who was born here to Nicaraguan parents, is in high school or university, and who uses Facebook.”But La Nueva Prensa’s readers in the street, in a word, are “immigrants.” They often are older than 30 and include women who work as domestic employees and in sodas, and men who work as private security guards and as construction workers.The paper’s readership is growing, and that has helped draw advertisers including Western Union and Importadora Monge, and telecom providers Móvistar, Claro and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute’s Kolbi.Three employees sell the paper for ¢200 an issue ($0.37), and the company profits ¢100 per paper.Readers can find La Nueva Prensa at bus stops in La Carpio, in San José’s Parque La Merced, and at the long lines outside of the Immigration Administration and the Nicaraguan Embassy. In La Carpio, papers also are delivered door-to-door. They’re also sold in Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica’s border town next to Nicaragua, as well as Alajuela and Cañas.In the beginning, it was difficult to reach the paper’s target community, Mejía said, because many Nicaraguans who immigrate to Costa Rica come from a rural culture that doesn’t read a lot.“It was tough at first because it was hard to reach people. But now, as we walk hand-in-hand [with our readers], it’s incredible how people seek us out,” Mejía said. “They look for our newspaper, they ask us when the next edition will be out, they call us from the ticket window at the bus stop in La Carpio. We’ve managed to reach people, and now a culture of reading La Nueva Prensa is developing.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Berlin airport in new setback over flight route

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first_img Comments   Share   Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project BERLIN (AP) – A court has delivered another setback to Berlin’s problem-plagued new airport, striking down a planned flight route for departing planes because it passes close to a small nuclear research reactor.The Berlin administrative court ruled Wednesday evening that planners failed to assess sufficiently the possible risks of a plane crash or terrorist attack when drawing up the route over Berlin’s Wannsee suburb. It acted on complaints from residents and local councils. The legal battle over approach and takeoff routes comes on top of technical troubles at the new airport’s terminal. Those have forced officials to delay its opening four times _ most recently earlier this month.The airport was originally scheduled to open in late 2011, but now appears unlikely to be in service before 2015.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Top Stories last_img read more

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FHFA Appoints Two New Faces to Key Positions

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first_imgFHFA Appoints Two New Faces to Key Positions The “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov (FHFA) picked up two new appointees, duly announced by the independent federal agency Tuesday.[IMAGE]Richard Hornsby will assume his new role as COO with the FHFA, while Jon Greenlee takes on the position of deputy director of the division of enterprise regulation.””Having extensive large bank supervision and executive management experience, Messrs. Hornsby and Greenlee each bring outstanding backgrounds and skills to their new roles at FHFA,”” “”Edward DeMarco””:http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx?Page=67, de facto director of the FHFA, said in a statement. “”Since the creation of FHFA and the establishment of the Conservatorships, FHFA has grown, as have the demands for strong oversight and experienced management,”” he [COLUMN_BREAK]added. “”These individuals bring expertise well matched to the tasks at hand.”” Hornsby arrives at his new role following 26 years with the Federal Reserve of San Francisco, where he occupied roles that included senior-level and supervisory positions. He previously acted as group VP and division head for the central bank’s control, corporate administration, and financial planning divisions.He previously served as supervising examiner with the division of banking supervision and regulation, a 10-year role that saw Hornsby oversee regulations for banks, bank holding companies, and nonbank entities. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University.Greenlee takes on his new role with the FHFA from a previous spot with KPMG LLP, where he served as managing director with the financial services regulatory advisory practice.He administered assistance to clients with areas of responsibility related to the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel II and III accords. His other experiences include roles with the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University. Hornby and Greenlee will each apprise themselves of their new roles in early December. in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Edward DeMarco FHFA Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2011-11-29 Ryan Schuettecenter_img Share November 29, 2011 425 Views last_img read more

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LendingQB Adds New Mortgage Lenders

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first_img LendingQB announced the addition of new mortgage lenders to its network of clientele. Homefield Credit Union, Northern Bank & Trust, Trinity Oaks Mortgage, Athas Capital, and Zip Lending joined LendingQB in Q3 of 2016 and will be implementing LendingQB’s SaaS loan origination solution. Tim Nguyen, President of LendingQB, explained that the company’s extensive mortgage loan originatin technology is appealing to various lenders. “The mortgage industry is starting to accelerate from a technology standpoint,” he said. “Lenders today demand a true web-based LOS platform that can easily integrate third-party components. Our newest clients were looking for a technology partner, not just a software company.”A key component of LendingQB’s Lean Lending Solution, which assists clients in utilizing their technology through a process called Adoptimization, which is a combination of workflow analysis, best practices, and training. Adoptimization provides lenders with advanced methods to streamline their processes, ensure compliance, and improve their lending practices.Nguyen said that customers using LendingQB will see significant improvement with their work processes. “We realize that the success of a mortgage lender relies heavily on their LOS technology,” said Nguyen. “By choosing and implementing LendingQB, these lenders are demonstrating what we expect to see from the industry now and in the future: a focus on scalable, adaptable platform technology that comes with a level of support necessary for rapid and full adoption.” Company News LendingQB 2017-01-09 Staff Writer January 9, 2017 711 Views Sharecenter_img in Featured, News, Technology LendingQB Adds New Mortgage Lenderslast_img read more

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September 1 2014The construction crew is working

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first_imgSeptember 1, 2014The construction crew is working on a new project in the East Crescent Keystone. You can see an elevation and a plan of this new project in our report from August 15. and the beginning of the work is reported on 8/20/2014. The plan is for a staircase in the middle of this area and a pair of planters on either side of the staircase. The crew is preparing formwork for the foundation of the planters.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]Construction crew leader Paolo Van Erp is teaching workshop participant Thomas Lewis how to cut and tie rebar for the two foundations.More about this project on September 3. 2014.last_img

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Presidents letter to UNSG leaked Anastasiades shares his concerns over Turkey

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades has reiterated his will to resume reunification talks the soonest possible from the point they had been abandoned in Switzerland two years ago in a letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that was leaked on Friday.In the June 14 letter published by Kathimerini, the president said he wished to share his concerns amid a difficult time created by Turkey, which violated the UN Charter and international law, undermining in turn prospects of peace and stability.Anastasiades accused Turkey of escalating tension in the area by engaging in offensive moves inside the island’s exclusive economic zone thus hampering efforts towards the resumption of negotiations.“I have repeatedly reiterated my commitment to the process and resuming the talks the soonest possible from the point where they were interrupted at the Conference in Crans-Montana,” the president said.To that end, he said, he has been working constructively with the UNSG envoy Jane Holl Lute to strike a deal on the terms of reference of renewed talks.“I am of the strong opinion that lack of agreement in the previous months should not discourage us, but strengthen our resolve and efforts to achieve reunification to the benefit of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots alike. There are no alternatives to the efforts for peaceful settlement of disputes and I think that this message is more relevant now than ever,” he said.Nevertheless, Anastasiades added, the Republic was now confronted with Turkey’s aggression and “as I have already conveyed and I believe is understandable, Turkish actions gravely undermine the prospect of resumption of a meaningful negotiating process.”On the substance of the problem, Anastasiades reiterated a number of proposals he had tabled aimed at “moving the process forward.”Included in those proposals is the introduction of the idea of decentralised federation, whereas until that time the Greek Cypriot side insisted on a strong federal system of government.“The idea is to adopt a different system of power for the federal executive and namely a Parliamentary System with a permanent ceremonial Greek Cypriot President and Turkish Cypriot vice president and a rotating 4:2 Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister who are to be elected by the House of Representatives,” he said.Such a system would in fact bring the two communities and the political parties of both constituent states closer together, since there would be a need to forge ideological alliances irrespective of ethnicity, the president added.Main opposition Akel said the letter confirmed the party’s fears that the president on one hand verbally supported the resumption of the talks but in practice he cancels this position with what he asks for.Essentially, what the president says in his letter is that either have a meeting between him, the UN envoy and the Turkish Cypriot leader, or an informal conference, not to continue from where the talks had stopped, but to discuss the terms of reference and his new ideas, Akel said.Party spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the president’s so-called new ideas were not in line with the UNSG framework and consequently cancelled the convergences achieved during the talks.The proposal for decentralised federation effectively meant renegotiation of the federal powers, which have been agreed whereas the idea for a parliamentary system reopened the issue of governance, which has also been agreed, the Akel spokesman said.As was the president’s insistence to undo the agreement for one positive vote in the cabinet, he added.“These positions are not only out of step with the framework, but they are also wrong,” Stefanou said. “The idea for a parliamentary system is bad in Cyprus’ conditions because it creates an immediate danger of continuous stalemates and elections and even failure to form a government,” Stefanou said.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoNicosia will use ‘all diplomatic means at its disposal’ to counter Turkish actionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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