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The UN security council puts pressure on Salva Kiir to sign…

first_imgSalva Kiir and Riek MacharThe UN Security Council is putting pressure on President Salva Kiir warning that it was ready to “act immediately” if he does not sign a deal to end the country’s 20-month war.President Salva Kiir is scheduled to sign the power-sharing agreement in Juba on Wednesday, alongside the leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia, but his spokesman said he had reservations on the latest peace deal.South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar signed the agreement a week ago but Kiir had only initialled the text and said he would return to the table in early September.After meeting on the crisis in South Sudan, council members “expressed their readiness to act immediately if President Kiir does not sign the agreement on Wednesday as he has undertaken.Nigerian Ambassador Joy Ogwu, who chairs the council this month says the council will take immediate action if he does not sign the deal.The United States has presented a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions on South Sudan if Kiir fails to sign the accord.Russia and China have expressed doubts about the draft text as have some African countries, in particular over sanctions that would target those deemed as blocking the peace accord.The United States has yet to submit a list of names of those who would be hit by an assets freeze and travel ban.Russia, a veto-wielding member of the council, said there would be no need to adopt the resolution if Kiir signs the deal.The latest in a string of peace deals, the agreement commits both sides to implementing a “permanent ceasefire” within 72 hours after signing.The deal gives rebels the post of first vice president, which means that Machar would likely return to the post he was sacked from in July 2013, six months before the war began.To address months of horrific violence, the agreement calls for a truth and reconciliation commission to be established and a war crimes court in collaboration with the African Union.The UN envoy to South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, told the council that a peace accord — if signed on Wednesday — was “only a first step” and that many hurdles lie ahead for the youngest nation in the world.last_img read more

OAS welcomes submission by US president of trade agreements with Panama and Colombia

first_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Image via: topnews.inWASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to submit to the US Congress for ratification the trade agreements with Colombia and Panama.“The announcement by President Obama is very good news for everyone and a great step so that these two instruments may enter into force as soon as possible and benefit millions of citizens of this continent,” said the head of the OAS, who mentioned the ongoing support shown by the Organization for these treaties.Insulza also stated that the benefits of these agreements are “not only related to the economy, but also have a positive influence in political and even social and cultural relations among countries,” and encouraged Senate and House leaders to “promote as soon as possible, passage of both agreements”, which were signed by the governments of the respective countries approximately five years ago.Caribbean News Now Share NewsRegional OAS welcomes submission by US president of trade agreements with Panama and Colombia by: – October 5, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

625 quarantine-hit businesses seek help

first_imgAt the Jaro district gymnasium, personnel of the Iloilo City Government prepare these sacks of rice donated by the private sector for repacking and distribution to residents economically displaced by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * the form may be downloaded fromthe DOLE Region 6 website (ro6.dole.gov.ph) ILOILO City –Adversely affected by the enhanced community quarantine being observed to keepthe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 2019 at bay, 625 private establishments inWestern Visayas have sought the help of the Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE). It is the employers themselveswho must apply for the CAMP and process the requirements. * Iloilo – doleiloilocamp@gmail.com * company payroll for the monthprior to the implementation of FWAs or temporary closure According to Sabrido, DOLE’scentral office downloaded to Western Visayas P62 million for CAMP. Though the program covers allprivate establishments that have adopted Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs)or temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, those in the micro, smalland medium enterprises are being prioritized, said Sabrido. If approved, DOLE will releasethe financial support direct to the beneficiary’s payroll account through banktransfer. As of Saturday, DOLE Region 6 wasable to release financial support to an initial 1,000 employees. DOLE will evaluate theapplication within three working days then notify the applicant throughelectronic mail if the application is approved or denied. CAMP offers a “one time financialsupport” of P5,000 to each affected employee in the private sector regardless ofemployment status. They filedapplications for DOLE’s COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (CAMP) designed to“mitigate the adverse economic impacts and reduction of income” brought aboutby the ongoing pandemic. The 625establishments had a combined workforce of 14,800 employees, said DOLE Region 6information officer Niezel Anen Sabrido. The documentary requirements arethe following: * Negros – dolenegroscamp@gmail.com * establishment report onCOVID-19 form, as required under Labor Advisory No. 9, Series of 2020 * Guimaras – doleguimarascamp@gmail.com * Antique – doleantiquecamp@gmail.com * Capiz – dolecapizcamp@gmail.com * Aklan – doleaklancamp@gmail.com Possible grounds for denial ofapplication are the ineligibility of applicant, misrepresentation of facts inthe application, and submission of falsified or tampered documents. Applications from employers maybe emailed to the following DOLE offices in Region 6: * companies must also submit thebank account details of their respective affected employees DOLE-6 discourages personalfollow-up of application as a precautionary measure against COVID-19./PNlast_img read more

Kay wins Deery Series finale, Sobbing earns IMCA Late Model tour crown

first_imgHis 15th place finish at Saturday’s Liberty 100 Deery Brothers Summer Series event at West Liberty Raceway made Jesse Sobbing the champion and rookie of the year in the IMCA Late Model tour. (Photo by Mike Ruefer)WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 23) – Justin Kay celebrated another feature win and Jesse Sobbing celebrated a first championship when the final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the season flew Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.Kay topped the $5,000 to win, 100 lap Liberty 100 main event while Sobbing persevered to a 15th place finish, good enough to make him champion and the top rookie of the 2017 tour for IMCA Late Models.Tyler Bruening led all but the first nine and the last nine laps before chasing Kay across the stripe. Jake Neal ran in or close to the top three all night and finished as the runner-up to Sobbing in the points race.Kay had raced his way to the 16th starting spot in the feature by finishing second in his “B” race earlier in the evening; he and Sobbing were part of a multi-car tangle on the 26th lap that was loaded with potential to change both the outcome of the main event and the series standings.After restarting at the rear, Kay raced his way back through the field, passing Bruening for the lead on lap 92 and then holding on following a caution with six to go.Sobbing’s car sustained heavy front end damage in the earlier incident. He stayed on the track and his perseverance was rewarded with 15th place points and the series championship.The checkers were the fifth of the season and series career 24th for Kay.“I don’t think I’ve ever won a Deery show like that,” said Kay, who figured he passed around 33 cars over the course of his ‘B’ and the main event. “I’ve gone to the back and won weekly shows but never a Deery.”“The track was absolutely awesome,” he added. “It was smooth, slick and black. The race was just fun.”A former Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national champion and IMCA Modified regional cham­pion, Sobbing is the first driver to win both the Deery Series crown and rookie of the year title the same year.Neal was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner at West Liberty.Chad Holladay had set fast time on Friday to earn $300. Bruening was the winner of the opening night champions’ race, passing Holladay out of the final turn for a $1,000 payday.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah; 3. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 4. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 5. Nick Marolf, Wilton; 6. Kevin Kile, West Liberty; 7. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Ron Boyse, Kalona; 10. Chris Horn, Cedar Rapids; 11. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 12. Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls; 13. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 14.Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 15. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 16. Tim Simpson, West Branch; 17. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 18. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 19. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 20. Curt Martin, Independence; 21. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 22. Rob Moss, Iowa City; 23. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 24. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque.last_img read more

CNW MALE NEWSMAKER OF 2019: Mayor Dale V.C. Holness

first_imgBROWARD COUNTY – Broward County Mayor Dale V.C. Holness, the first Caribbean American to serve as the mayor of a US county is The Caribbean National Weekly’s Male Newsmaker of 2019.Mayor Dale V.C. Holness was born in Hanover, Jamaica, W.I. on April 2, 1957, and migrated to the United States at age 17. He graduated from Plantation High School, then attended Broward College, where he served on the student government as a freshman senator. He became a general manager at McDonald’s at age 20, and bought his first house at age 22. He became a Realtor in 1983, and started his own real estate company, All Broward Realty, in 1988. The company is currently led by his daughter Richelle Dahlia Holness, one of his six surviving children.His political record is well documented as a Broward County Commissioner representing District 9 from November 2010 to present and during his six years of public service as a Lauderhill City Commissioner and Vice Mayor (2007, 2010).Commissioner Holness’ District represents a population of over 200,000 people located in parts of or all of Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Tamarac, Oakland Park, North Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes and the unincorporated communities of Roosevelt Gardens, Washington Park, Boulevard Gardens and Franklin Park.In November of 2019, he was unanimously appointed by the Broward Commission to serve as the Mayor of Broward County for a one-year term through to November 2020.He will also be defending his seat in the Broward Commission in primary elections to be held in August 2020.Mayor Holness has often been described as one of the hardest working Broward County Commissioners.He’s chair of the Broward Black Elected Officials. Under his leadership, he has devised the Broward Black Action Plan that focuses on Broward County’s black communities and includes economic development/black business growth, employment, criminal justice, education, housing, transportation and health.He is a visionary and architect for the annual Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE), held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward Convention Center, which attracts international businesses, local businesses, multicultural global trade representatives from over 50 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world. FITCE was born out of Holness’ belief that Broward County—and Florida generally—has strong potential as an international trade hub selling more goods to the world. According to Holness, “We should be more competitive, especially to countries where we have strong immigrant populations living in the USA.”Holness has also led the effort for a $20 million economic development package and community improvement programs for Central Broward District 9. He significantly increased County Business Enterprise (CBE) participation from 10 to some 40 percent. This was achieved through methods including: the creation of a mentor/protégé program, breaking large contracts into small components, active recruitment of small, minority and women-owned businesses, and removing restrictions that limit the participation of small, minority and women-owned businesses in contracting opportunities. Mayor Holness’ colleagues on the Commission have credited him for his leadership in this regard.Additionally, Holness was Instrumental in passing the Broward County Surtax, a 30-year, one-cent surtax for transportation.The mayor is one of the leaders and organizers behind the Lauderhill Mall Citizenship Drives, with nearly 5,000 citizenship applications processed to date. He plans to step up the citizenship drive significantly this year with general elections due in November.Concerned about the rehabilitation of people with a criminal record he also sponsored the “Ban the Box” ordinance, a law that refrains individuals from being questioned about prior criminal records or authorization for a background check until they are among a pool of potential finalists for particular jobs within Broward County’s government.His other achievements as Broward Commissioner include: Sponsoring the resolution for the expansion of Broward County’s current Living Wage Ordinance; leading efforts to build 120 new single-family homes in the Broward Municipality Services District, and sponsoring an additional Homestead Exemption (from $25,000 to $50,000) for persons 65 and older, allowing for low-income senior property owners to qualify for the extra property tax reduction.He signed $2.6 billion expansion for the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, $3.2 billion Port Everglades Seaport expansion and $1,750,000 million for the Convention Center and Hotel expansion.Mayor Holness supports capitalizing on Broward County’s geographic uniqueness as the Gateway to the Americas and maximizing its assets in Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.During his tenure as a Lauderhill Commissioner, Holness started the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce, which currently has over 300 members. He also established The Lauderhill Business Incubator.He is also co-chair of the United Negro College Fund annual fundraising luncheon.The mayor said that as a representative of the residents of Florida his focus will always remain on improving the economy, getting people back to work, increasing opportunities for home ownership and helping those, especially people of color, who are experiencing hard times.He has been relentless, aggressive and strategic in his plan that economic prosperity must include all the people of Broward County. His mission statement and goal as Mayor is to: “Make Broward County a better place for all who live here by empowering our community, strengthening our households and businesses, creating policies that afford access to opportunities and by unifying everyone across racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We monitor and hold our government accountable.”His 2050 Plan focuses on the theme: Broward 2050: One Community Moving Forward Together with Prosperity for All, with focus on economy/employment, housing and homelessness, education, criminal justice, health, environment and transportation.He is active in many local and international civic organizations including Broward County Children’s Services Board; Haitian American Leadership Organization; HIV Planning Council; Broward League of Cities; Lauderhill Regional Chamber; Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization; Caribbean Democratic Club; Broward Housing Council, Member; Broward Democratic Black Caucus; and is an NAACP Life Member.He is the recipient of numerous awards including: South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration 2017 Elected Official of the Year; Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency; Global Trade Chamber of Commerce’s Global Trade Ambassador of the Year; and the Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), Inc., “Answering the Call Award.”Mayor Holness is divorced, and the father of seven children, including a son who died in 2017. For recreation, he loves dancing to all genres of music and he enjoys playing a game of dominoes.last_img read more

Wambach wins Athlete of the year award

first_imgUS Soccer has named Abby Wambach female Athlete of the year alongside Jozy Altidor who grabbed the honour in the male category.The honor is nothing new for Wambach, who collected a record sixth honor and surpassed USsoccer legend Mia Hamm – who has five – in the process. Wambach netted 11 international goals and provided six assists this year.Record breakingThe 2012 Ballon d”Or winner also surpassed Hamm in the record books in 2013, breaking her all-time international scoring record of158 on June 20 and finishing the year with 163 goals in 212 career appearances for the US Women National Team.Jozy Altodore’s record setting year with the US national men team saw the 24 year old win his first honour after scoring eight goals in 2013 and three match winners in the World Cup qualifying matches.Other winners Other winners include PSG striker Lindsey Horan who took home Young Female Athlete ofthe Year honors. She scored two goals in four matches for the US U20 team this year and made her debutfor the senior team at the Algarve Cup in March.US U20 national team midfielder Wil Trapp was honored as the 2013 Young Male Athleteof the Year. Trapp was instrumental in the US qualification for the 2013 FIFAU-20 World Cup, starting all five games in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and being named to the tournament Best XI.last_img read more

Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed

first_img On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For each of Damian Lillard’s 42 points on Thursday night, the moment that might most define his utter desperation to keep the Portland Trail Blazers’ season alive came on defense.After missing a shot, Lillard attacked on defense as the Brooklyn Nets brought the ball up court. He dove for the deflection and managed to find C.J. McCollum for a short jumper with 53 seconds left.That tiny bit of defense in a track meet turned out to produce the game-winning points in a 134-133 victory for Portland, won by the slimmest of margins. A sieve-like Portland defense had to wait and watch Caris LeVert’s last-second game-winning attempt fly overhead … before bouncing off the rim.The win assured the Trail Blazers the eighth spot in Saturday’s play-in game against the Memphis Grizzlies. They only need to beat the banged-up Grizzlies once (Memphis needs to beat them twice) to advance to a first-round date with the Lakers in the 1 vs. 8 series that begins Tuesday night. The bubble’s seeming team of destiny did all it could to be in the playoff picture. With a 128-102 win over the Dallas Mavericks, they finished a perfect 8-0 in the bubble to climb to the cusp from 13th place, six games back when the season went on hiatus. Devin Booker scored 25 points and the Suns shot 41 percent from 3-point range.Their game took place in AdventHealth Arena, the same venue the Nets and Trail Blazers played in afterward. As the Nets headed to the locker room, the Phoenix players cheered their arrival and asked them to win one to complete their Cinderella journey.“I’m proud of this group regardless,” Booker said. “We could have had a different approach to this bubble, to this opportunity. But we didn’t. We stayed locked in.”The Grizzlies saved their best for last and saved their season in the process. They pounded the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-106, leading by double digits the entire second half. Milwaukee was without Giannis Antetokounmpo due to a suspension for a headbutt, but every other key player put in respectable minutes.Still they could not contain Jonas Valancius (26 points, 19 rebounds, 12 assists) and Ja Morant (12 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists), who became the first teammates in Memphis franchise history to record triple-doubles in the same game. Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 31 points, carving up Milwaukee’s vaunted defense with midrange and long-range shooting.It came just at the right time. The Grizzlies had to win to be in the play-in game after squandering their entire three-game lead by losing six of their first seven games. First-year coach Taylor Jenkins topped mentor Mike Budenholzer, and was plenty relieved about it.“That’s the resiliency, that’s what we talk about so much with this group,” he said. “They were the first ones to say today, ‘Why did we wait until Game 8 to start playing Grizzlies basketball?’ ”The Grizzlies did not allow themselves much celebration on the court as time ran out, but after several quiet minutes, shouting and whooping could be heard from their locker room.The team decided the game ball should go to Valanciunas, whose previous career-high assist mark was five. He told Southern California New Group that he couldn’t recall recording a triple-double at any level of basketball.“That was my first triple-double, so definitely going to keep that ball for a long time,” he said. “Show my kids that daddy did it.”At the bottom of the race, one of the NBA’s most hallowed streaks finally ended. After 22 straight years in the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs were eliminated before they even lost to the Utah Jazz on Thursday afternoon. Gregg Popovich, 71, will miss the postseason for just the second time in his career, winning five championships in the intervening years.But the often hard-edged coach showed a shade of grace in his quiet exit, hastened by losing LaMarcus Aldridge during the hiatus to season-ending surgery and finalized by the Blazers’ and Suns’ hot streaks. For a dynasty that was built on Hall of Fame careers from David Robinson to Tim Duncan, Popovich let the ending pass quietly.“Looking at the past doesn’t do much good,” Popovich told reporters. “Any success we’ve had has been because we’ve had some great players.”There’s been speculation that Popovich may have coached his last season. The oldest active NBA head coach also leads USA Basketball, which could have its hands full next year with the delayed Olympics. When a reporter attempted to ask if his retirement was imminent, Popovich flashed back to his old self.“Are you trying to flatter me?” he quipped.Related Articles Photos: Lakers defeat Trail Blazers in Game 4 of first-round playoff series Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant After the game, Lillard hinged over and rested his hands on his knees.“(Expletive), I was tired,” he said wearily. “I played the whole second half. I was like, ‘Please miss, please get the rebound.’ ”The Lakers have winning records this season against both of their potential opponents. They went 2-1 against Memphis and 2-1 against Portland. But they haven’t taken the court against those teams in the restart, which they’ve largely agreed is closer to a new season than a continuation of the 2019-20 campaign.Lillard has been the star of the “new” season, leading the bubble in scoring and notching 154 points in Portland’s last three games, all wins. Said Coach Terry Stotts: “And we needed every one of them.”LeVert’s shot had a more profound effect on a team that could only watch: The Phoenix Suns, who had morphed into the feel-good team of the bubble, were swept out of contention.last_img read more

Bengals’ Mark Walton tased by police, arrested for third time this year

first_img Bengals owner wants Andy Dalton to prove himself before offering extension The reckless-driving charge stems from police trying to pull over Walton after, they allege, they noted him weaving in and out of traffic. Walton came to a quick stop, then jumped out of the car and tried to flee the police on foot.According the Miami-Dade County police report cited by the Herald, Walton got out of the car and when police told him to get on the ground, he took off running. An officer shot Walton in the back with a Taser stun gun during the chase, but Walton plucked the prongs out of him and kept running, disappearing from police. Related News Mark Walton has been arrested for the third time this year after he surrendered to police Thursday.The Bengals running back, 21, is facing felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving, according to the Miami Herald. Officers went back to his car to search it and discovered 14 grams of marijuana, a 9 mm carbine rifle and several fully loaded clips, according to the police report. A background search of the rifle showed it was legally purchased.Police were able to identify Walton through the car, which was a BMW rented in his name. When putting a face to the name, the officer who shot the stun gun identified Walton as the man he chased. Aside from the March 12 charges, Walton is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly got into a fight with his neighbor Feb. 16. According to those records, Walton took a phone from a neighbor after the two got into a spat in a residential parking garage, which triggered a physical altercation.He’s also facing a misdemeanor marijuana-possession charge from a January arrest.After an explosive college career at Miami (Fla.), Walton was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft. He saw limited action in 2018, rushing for just 34 yards on 14 attempts.last_img read more

Bazdarevic: These Matches are to be played once in a Lifetime

first_imgHead coach of the national team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic addressed the media yesterday in the training center before the first training of our B&H national team players together, where he talked about the expectations and the condition of the team before the match with the national team of Ireland.The coach said that he is not interested for the speculations about playing of Longa and that he will wait a few more days to see the final list of players that will arrive in B&H.“First of all, there is a lot of speculations, but it is up to us to get ready and to play, with Long or without him. We’ll wait day or two to see which team Ireland will start with, and the most important is that we prepare what is ours” said Bazdarevic, adding: “We studied them to the smallest details, and here will play the heart, desire and the form. I hope that with our audience that shared good and bad with us, we will have the arguments to make something good in this match.”Coach Bazdarevic will have the majority of players, and during the day Besic and Spahic are expected to arrive. Besides Anicic, Krunic and Zec no one will be absent from the meeting in Zenica.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler becomes franchise’s all-time points leader

first_imgBlake Wheeler’s primary helper on a Patrik Laine tally in Saturday’s 6-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild marked a major milestone for him and the Winnipeg Jets. Wheeler became the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise’s all-time points leader.Ilya Kovalchuk previously held the franchise’s points record with 615 points with the team during his eight-year tenure with the Thrashers. Going into Saturday’s game, Wheeler was one point shy of tying Kovalchuk’s record, getting that out of the way early on as he scored his 10th goal of the season shorthanded late in the first period. MORE: Noel Acciari nets two hat tricks in five days In the second period, the 33-year-old notched another point with a primary assist on Laine’s power play goal to surpass Kovalchuk altogether.🚨 Patrik Laine PP – 2nd of the game5-0 #WPG pic.twitter.com/cJRBKhrbbM— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) December 21, 2019In 674 total games with the Jets/Thrashers, Wheeler has managed 616 points, while also posting seven 60-plus point seasons with the team — including back-to-back 91-point campaigns in 2017-18 and 2018-19.Wheeler was traded to Winnipeg from the Boston Bruins in 2011 in exchange for Boris Valabik and Rich Peverley. He now has a total of 726 points in 896 total career games.last_img read more