Lankan in US files complaint for being paid for zero work

His sole assigned task – plugging names onto form letters – takes up an average 30 days a year, leaving him idle for 171 days, or 86 per cent of his time. “What a waste. I could have done so much. They don’t care,” Sirisena said. But he has spent most of that time in isolated cubicles – listening to music, watching cricket or soccer games on his computer and doing math problems or feeding the birds and squirrels at a nearby park.“Sometimes I’ve fallen asleep. It just happens,” Sirisena, 72, was quoted as saying by the ‘New York Post’.Sirisena says he has written many letters to City Tech officials begging to get work commensurate with his skills, education and experience, but to no avail. But in 2003, without any explanation, he was suddenly replaced by a young assistant and reduced to a menial biller. A Sri Lanka-born New York university staffer has filed a complaint against his varsity for paying him nearly USD 100,000 a year for “zero work” after he felt sick of spending most of his time at work feeding birds and squirrels and watching cricket, the Press Trust of India reported.Harendra “Harold” Sirisena joined City University of New York (CUNY) in 1995 after serving four years in the bursar’s office. His early years at City Tech college were highly productive and successful. Sirisena wants to expose the “sham” and agreed to come forward before the state inspector general, issuing a scathing report charging that CUNY mismanagement and lax oversight has resulted in waste, abuse and lavish spending.Sirisena’s lawyer, former state Attorney General Oliver Koppell who plans to file an age and ethnic-discrimination lawsuit against CUNY, calls his situation “absurd.”“It’s a betrayal of the public trust, especially in light of the constant claim by university officials that the state is inadequately funding higher education,” Koppell said. “I long for the opportunity to earn my salary,” Sirisena, who has a master’s degree from Columbia University, said.For the past 13 years, Sirisena has collected his full USD 96,000 paycheck, more than USD 1 million in all. “Sirisena’s issue is being explored by the university and at this point there’s nothing the college can say,” said Stephen Soiffer, special assistant to City Tech President Russell Hotzler.A spokesman for CUNY Chancellor James Milliken said the grievance was referred to CUNY’s human resources office. read more

Former Maldivian President sentenced to 19 months in prison

Later the three remaining Supreme Court judges overturned their previous decision to release the political prisoners. (Courtesy AP) A court sentenced him to one year, seven months and six days in prison for failing to hand over his mobile phone to investigators. Two Supreme Court judges, Abdulla Saeed and Ali Hameed, who were arrested with Gayoom, were also given the same sentences for the same offence on Wednesday. Yameen’s former vice-president, Ahmed Adeeb, two former defence ministers, a prosecutor general and opposition lawmakers are among those who have been jailed during Yameen’s tenure. All of the trials have been criticised for alleged lack of fairness.With all of his potential opponents either in jail or in exile, Yameen is preparing to run for re-election in September virtually unopposed.A five-member Supreme Court bench in February ordered the release and retrial of Nasheed and other prisoners, calling their sentences politically motivated. Saeed and Hameed previously had been given similar jail sentences for allegedly influencing lower court decisions. A Maldives court on Wednesday sentenced a former strongman accused of plotting to overthrow the government to 19 months in prison for failing to cooperate with a police investigation.Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian Ocean archipelago state from 1978 to 2008, is the second former president to be jailed under President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s rule. He was arrested in February on charges of attempting to overthrow the government of Yameen, his half-brother. Maldives, known for its expensive tourist resorts, became a multiparty democracy in 2008, ending Gayoom’s 30-year strongman rule. However, Yameen, who was elected in 2013, has rolled back much of the democratic gains.Mohamed Nasheed, who was the country’s first freely elected president in 2008, was earlier given a 13-year sentence in a trial widely criticised for due-process violations. However, he was granted asylum in Britain when he went there on leave from prison for medical treatment. However, Yameen declared a state of emergency and had Saeed, Hameed, and Gayoom arrested. read more

Ohio State mens volleyball expecting a very competitive and fun match against

When a team has five consecutive home matches on its schedule, it typically has its mind set on winning all five.After defeating Saint Francis Sunday 3-1 to kick off a five game homestand, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team (5-5) is looking to notch its second straight victory Saturday when it is set to take on No. 10 Lewis (8-3).A victory against the Flyers will see the No. 14 Buckeyes’s record back above .500 after dropping back-to-back matches at Loyola and Penn State.The team is looking to continue to build off the momentum from their four-set victory against Saint Francis (25-19, 29-31, 25-23, 25-17) in preparation for the upcoming match against Lewis.“I thought we brought good pressure from the service line (against Saint Francis),” redshirt-junior opposite Andrew Lutz said. “I think if we keep up that pressure we will be in good shape for this weekend.”A total of three Buckeyes tallied double-digit kills in the win against Saint Francis, as Lutz led the way with 17. Redshirt-freshman middle blocker Driss Guessous finished with a career-high 16, while junior outside hitter Michael Henchy chipped in 14 of his own.OSU had many other players who contributed to the win against the Red Flash on Sunday as well.Junior middle blocker Dustan Neary hit a .778, having seven kills on nine attempts with no errors. He also totaled four block assists in the win. Freshman setter Christy Blough had a career-best 57 assists. Freshman outside hitter Gabriel Domecus tied a career-high with 12 digs and freshman outside hitter Miles Johnson contributed eight kills along with two service aces and seven digs.The Buckeyes are anticipating a big match this weekend against the Flyers.“We are expecting a very competitive and fun match. This is one of our biggest conference rivals,” Blough said.The team is focusing on the Flyers’ strengths and weaknesses in hopes of tallying another win. A big part of Lewis’ game is its ability to hit the ball with ferocity, Lutz said.“They (Lewis) are very good at hitting out of trouble. They aren’t the best passing team, so they’ve gotten good at hitting out of bad situations,” he said.Game time is set for 7 p.m. read more

Column Should there be alcohol advertising in sport

first_imgTHE DAY BEFORE I was released from Loughlin House prison in County Cavan, I watched some tennis tournament. One of the Williams sisters had just won it. She was standing on the court with her trophy, taking the applause from the crowd. All I could see was the words, “Stella Artois”.I was released the following afternoon and given a bus ticket back to Dublin. Having no one to go to, no family that could trust me, not a friend in the world, I was drunk by 5pm. I slept rough on the streets around Dublin City centre for a period and found myself in a Salvation Army homeless hostel where alcohol and drugs were a very evident and real issue. I drank daily and spoke fondly of sport with the other residents as we drank on the streets.My clubI often recalled an under 21-game I’d played in as cornerback. Playing alongside someone who is now a GAA legend – my claim to fame. I played well that day and indeed that season. However alcohol was certainly taking control as the season progressed. And so, my behaviour around my football club worsened and I was no longer welcome there, actually missing out on the under 21-league final, which we won.Looking back now I remember mentors and club mates speaking to me about my drinking but at the time I was blind to their opinion – theirs, my friends and, sadly, my family’s also.However shortly after presenting to the Salvation Army hostel, I was in a place where I could ask for help in stopping drinking. I asked, and two hours later I was at my first AA meeting. Almost eight years later, I haven’t drank since.Playing a role in my recoveryThrough that time and indeed from my early recovery days I thought of my time playing GAA. Good times in a club where for the only time I felt “part of” something. I was too frightened to go back, my behaviour had been totally unacceptable and I couldn’t bring myself to face up to my wrongs. As time went on and recovery continued I needed to move forward. I’d made many amends to my wrongs and had regained friendships and family. I was also working for the Salvation Army, having returned to education.I still had a fondness for GAA and a longing to be part of my club again.Family members and club members I’d met all encouraged me to go back. I checked the club website and took down the former chairman’s phone number, a number that was in my phone for two years. Early 2010 I made that phone call. To my surprise, my call was met with a welcome and surprise on his part as rumour had it I had been killed. I asked if I would be welcomed back and I received a honest welcome and we spoke of the opinions that had been voiced when I was 21.Help had been there for me if I’d have been in a place to take it. Concern was felt throughout the club for me over the years and I could honestly feel that from the tone of his voice. So, I bought some boots and some gear and I went back. As I entered the hall for pre-season training, I was met by some strange looks, but also met with a few handshakes and generally I was welcomed back.Earning back trustThat was three years ago and as time went on I earned, I think, the trust of the club again. It is one of the most positive moves in my personal development, bar none.I have achieved personal wins (player of the year) and team awards captain to a promotion winning junior side and promotion the following season to that. All of which were enjoyed in our club house bar. I took part but did so without having to need to drink. My team mates though, well, you can imagine there was a pint or two had. Which brings me to the filling of cups with alcohol. Since man first crushed grapes, “victory on the field” has always been celebrated with “wine and women”.I see people these days concerned around alcohol advertising in GAA and indeed other sports. I can say, however, that certainly in GAA clubs there are officers in place to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol to young people in general – a system that wasn’t in place in my day. If it had been, then who knows what may have happened in my life. Although I do say that what did happen, happened.It is true that such programmes are funded by such alcohol advertisements. I also believe that the ‘safest’ way for a youth to drink is to not drink at all, however we were all young once and that’s on the whole not a possibility. Raise the issue with them, inform them, make them aware of the dangers that way their choices and decisions are educated.Some media commentators think this idea ironic, but if these ideas where in place when I was 21, who knows.To be part of my football club means the world to me. The GAA means the world to me. My dad told me recently the worst thing I did was disconnecting with the GAA. My club like many others rely on bar revenue and sponsorship from alcohol companies. I, like many others, rely on my club.Should there be alcohol advertising in sport, in the GAA? As a recovering alcoholic I should say no. I was blind to choice at one time in my life, but I think in today’s economic climate sport maybe isn’t blind to choice – but has very little options either.The GAA needs it, the clubs, the grass roots need the GAA to make such decisions and more importantly, to me, I need the GAA. I need Croke Park. I need days like the September 18 2011, standing on Hill 16. Most of all I need my club to keep its doors open.The writer of this article wished to remain anonymous. Read: GAA voice opposition to proposed alcohol sponsorship legislation>Read: There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs>last_img read more

EU approves Three takeover of O2 but ComReg is concerned

first_imgTHE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has approved a deal that will see Three Ireland take over O2 Ireland – as long as Three makes efforts to aid smaller competitors.The deal will take Three’s market share to 37 per cent and bring subscriber numbers to over 2 million active users, but ComReg, the body that oversees mobile networks in Ireland, says that the conditions don’t ensure competition in the industry.The two companies had combined revenues of €736m in 2013, with Three’s accounting for €180m of that. Three, backed by Hutchison Whampoa, a Hong-Kong firm backed by Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing.Hutchison has so far invested over €1.1 billion in the Three Irish business. This, together with the purchase of O2 Ireland and the planned investment of €300 million to build a 4G network over the next three years, will bring HWL’s total investment in Ireland to around €2 billion.The deal had been mooted for some time, but concerns over competition had stalled it.However, ComReg says that the EU conditions don’t go far enough.“ComReg remains of the strong view that the behavioural commitments are insufficient to address the structural competition deficit identified as likely to result from the proposed acquisition.“Nevertheless, ComReg welcomes the end to the uncertainty surrounding the acquisition and looks forward to the anticipated network investment.As part of the EU approval process, Three has committed to provide network capacity and services to two operators in order to facilitate new MVNO entry into Ireland with the option to acquire spectrum that may be taken up by one or the other to become a network operator.Three has also committed to offer to Eircom Meteor to continue its network sharing with O2 on improved terms with the merged network.Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three said the deal “leaves Three optimally positioned to become the number one player by providing the best value and service to our customers.”Read: Using your mobile 15 hours a month may triple your risk of brain cancerlast_img read more

The Greek crisis and its impact on youth identity

first_imgA young Greek volunteer at the City Plaza refugee hotel in downtown Athens.Have you noticed similar opinions emerging about the Greek youth? What is the general sentiment? One thing I found so astonishing was the level of accountability from the older generations. Whether it be the 60-year-old taxi cab driver or the 70-year-old fisherman, they each apologised to me on behalf of their generations. They acknowledged how this nation has been mishandled for so many decades and had a full understanding of the mess the Greek youth of today have inherited. They understand why there is so much anger, frustration and hopelessness, but are begging for the young Greeks of today to unify in a way they never could. Many definitely condemn the anarchist mentality and often refer to those kids as criminals. But many in the country acknowledge the fact that we have a very strong post-secondary institution in Greece that is pushing out some brilliant young minds. The intelligence and creativity of the Greek youth has never been in question. What is in question is their ability to cultivate those talents, re-invest in their country, and do so while working together with the rest of the nation. If that happens, Greece will rise again as it always has. The crew spoke with taxi drivers outside Syntagma Square.Why do you think it’s important to tell this story? For the immediate future, and as much as it pains me, Greece is in for some tough times. Amid this chaos there lies a silver lining, which are the 10- and 20-year-olds growing up in this nation in search of who they will become and how they will contribute to the world around them. I made this film so that they understand that there are people out there who care about what they have to say, their issues, their ideas, and the Greece they imagine for the future. We have to give these kids our vote of confidence. We have to back them and put weight behind their opinions. I am doing so in the best way I know how and that is to put them on camera and share their voice with the international community. To help make this film on Greek youth identity a reality, visit www.gofundme.com/2nxzzs5k Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than a decade on and the Greek economic crisis continues, recent figures promising little hope for relief anytime soon, with the nation’s foreign debt on the rise.Pensions have been impacted, business owners forced to shut up shop, wages cut, and others faced with the heartbreaking decision to leave friends and family behind for opportunities abroad.But as the country’s decision makers are distracted in board rooms, they’re missing something: it’s not all about crunching numbers. As future prospects dwindle, so too does emotional instability. And what does that mean for the youth? What impact is the crisis having on their development as they grow amid austerity and economic downturn?These are the questions Greek Canadian filmmaker Panayioti Yannitsos is seeking to address in his latest documentary.Together with three other international filmmakers, the 24-year-old has set out to self-fund the project, which has seen them spend three weeks in Greece talking with students, anarchists, professors, taxi drivers, the homeless and various others with insight on the matter.Since then, however, the filmmaker has realised the immensity of the project, and so together with his crew has launched an online GoFundMe campaign, which has so far raised over $3,000; an effort that has warmed his heart. “To everyone who has reached into their pockets, whether it be $10 or $200, you have contributed to a cause that will change the global perception of Greece forever,” Yannitsos responded. “As filmmakers, we hold in our hands a very powerful tool, and that is the freedom to speak loudly to the international community and induce change.”Born in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Yannitsos has a strong connection to Greece, fostered through his grandparents, who immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. Inspired by his mother’s work as a theatre director, actress and educator, he developed a passion from a young age for storytelling, which led him to pursue a diploma in digital film and video at the Art Institute of Vancouver. With him fresh off the plane in Canada, Neos Kosmos reached out to Panayioti to find out more about his worthy project. Filmmaker Panayioti Yannitsos (L) and his fellow crew member.What inspired you to make a film about the identity crisis of Greece’s youth? Very simply, as a 24-year-old young man of Greek heritage, I empathised with and related to the youth of the country. I saw the frustration and anger many young Greeks carried and I realised it was due in part to the fact that no one was listening to them.I have realised over the years that despite so many of Greece’s mainstream issues of austerity, economic downturn, refugees, and corruption within the establishment, I came to the conclusion that this identity crisis many Greeks carried was arguably the most poisonous of any issue, and was in fact the root cause of many problems in the country. This identity crisis is not reserved only for the youth, but I decided to focus on them because ultimately it will soon become their burden to bring Greece back into the light. They hold the keys to the future and it’s important we listen to what they have to say and what their vision of the future is. Who else is involved in the project? I am producing, directing, and editing the project. Both my cinematographer, Izaiah Kane, and sound designer, James Spittal, came with me from Canada to make the film. We also had a secondary camera operator named Stef Hoffer join us from the Netherlands. Beyond the filmmaking itself, we received help from so many local Greeks and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their cooperation and hospitality. When did you arrive in Greece to start filming? Do you have plans to return to Greece for the project? We began filming on 10 August and wrapped production on 22 August. I am currently organising to return to Greece to film some additional scenes, including a potential interview with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.So far, who have you spoken with? Whose perspectives are you showing through the film? We have spoken to youth anarchists in the neighbourhood of Exarcheia, students of psychology and theology from the University of Athens, professors from the University of Athens, doctors, taxi cab drivers, fishermen, athletes, [and] the homeless on the streets of Omonoia. We have even been in contact with world-famous composer Mikis Theodorakis who, due to his health, could not appear on camera but is willing to write us a letter detailing his perspective on youth identity. We spent an entire week documenting a youth development camp in the village of Kiveri run by Canadian Greek John Karkalatos who, for the past 16 years, has used the game of basketball as a means to instil values of teamwork, self-worth, and national pride in the youth of the village. We spoke with over a dozen different kids, between the ages of 8 and 24, right there in the village. Imagine all of these perspectives intertwined. We are rebuilding the bridge of communication that I feel has been missing for all of these years. And to reiterate, I fully expect to speak with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. What response has the project received thus far? When we were in the anarchist neighbourhood of Exarcheia, I’ll be honest, many residents of that community did not appreciate our cameras. At one point, I received a call telling me that 10 members of the community had slung together 25 Molotov cocktails with the intention of bombing us. There is so much anger, frustration, and lack of trust in some of these neighbourhoods where youth anarchy is prevalent. It isn’t their fault. For so long they have been oppressed and their opinions unheard. That is the perfect recipe for cultivating civil unrest and I hope to reverse some of that hopelessness through this film. On the other hand, in virtually every other community, we were welcomed with open arms, specifically in the village of Kiveri and at John’s camp. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for how we were embraced. And now we are running a GoFundMe campaign to recoup our flight and equipment costs, which we had to pay out of our own pockets. The support from the international community, and specifically from so many of our family and friends, has been amazing so far. last_img read more

OBITUARY Virginia J Lambert Morse 85

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Virginia J. (Lambert) Morse passed away at the Care One Nursing Center in Wilmington, Sunday April 14th. The beloved wife of George A. Morse Sr., she was eighty five years old.Born in Boston, she was the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (Lambert) Ferranti. Raised and educated in Burlington, Virginia graduated from Burlington High School along with the Class of 1951.In 1952 she married George Morse, whom she was introduced too by her grandmother. They lived in Woburn briefly and then bought their home in Wilmington, where they remained. Seven children blessed their family and this certainly kept Virginia extra busy. On their land they had horses, which every one of the children learned to ride and care for, growing up.When the children were all in school Virginia would often work for a catering company or other little odd jobs, just to get out of the house for a bit!As the years went by she became the proud “Nana” of seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grand children! She was also very proud of each and so enjoyed being surrounded by her family, particularly at the holidays.A rather quiet woman  Virginia enjoyed listening to country music, reading a good book of any genre and doing all sorts of wonderful crafts that she made for her family and friends.Virginia was a very kind, thoughtful and caring woman. Her family was her world and she enjoyed them all, right up until the end.Sadly Virginia was predeceased by her husband George, and brother Ronald and sister in law Jean LambertVirginia is lovingly survived by her children, George A. Jr. of Kingston, NH, Dennis P. and his wife Marcy of Wilmington, Michael J. his wife Denise of Tewksbury, Donald B. his wife Susan of Wilmington, Susan V. Morse, her companion Richard Valentin of NH, Colleen M. Morse, her companion James Zechello of Easton, and Stacey M Silverhus, her husband David of Derry, NH. Loving sister of the late Ronald Lambert, his wife Jean. Loving “Nana” of 17 grandchildren and “Great- Nana” of 14 great-grandchildren.A Prayer Service was held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Interment is private. Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to Calling Hours, Wednesday evening 3-7 p.m. prior to the service. In honor of Virginia, remembrances may be made to the National Dementia Organization, 1100 W Norway Ave, #108, Mitchel, SD 57301.Virginia J. Morse(NOTE: The above obituary is from Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Rescue of others trapped in Thai cave paused

first_imgPeople watch as an ambulance allegedly carrying some of the rescued boys leaving the military airport in Chiang Rai to a nearby hospital after taking passengers from a helicopter as divers evacuated some of the 12 boys and their coach trapped at Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on 8 July 2018. Photo: AFPEfforts to extract the remaining boys who are trapped in a flooded Thai cave have been paused for at least 10 hours, the operation commander told reporters after six were rescued.”The next operation is not expected to start for at least another 10 hours,” rescue chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters, as remaining members of the group remain trapped inside.last_img

Fake goods factory sealed off owner arrested

first_imgFake goods produced in Turag Factory in Chandpur. Photo: UNBPolice in a drive in Chandpur on Saturday sealed off a factory that had been producing fake brands of items like turmeric chutney, detergent powder, tang and mustard oil in the city’s Wireless area, reports UNB.Jahed Patwary, additional superintendent of police (Chandpur sadar circle), said acting on a tip-off executive magistrate Morshedul Islam with others led a drive and sealed off the ‘Turag Factory’ that had been operating for four to five years in the area.Morshedul Islam said, “We’ve sealed off the factory and ordered to stop all kinds of production.”Turag Factory owner Md Tanvir Ahmed, 40, was fined Tk 200,000 with one month imprisonment, he added.The factory workers were ‘set free’ with an alert not to work in such a criminal enterprise.Executive magistrate Uzzal Hossain, acting OC of Chandpur sadar model police station Md Nasim Uddin and police inspector Jahangir Hossain were also in the team conducting the drive.last_img read more

After Controversy Over Condolence Calls Can Trump And The White House Refocus

first_img Share People get what is going on! https://t.co/Pdg7VqQv6M— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017And Trump’s Twitter fingers were tested again Monday morning after Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was one of the four killed in Niger, spoke out.The president “said that ‘he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyways,’” Johnson recounted on ABC’s Good Morning America. “It made me cry, because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and couldn’t remember my husband’s name.”Trump then said he had her husband’s name on a report in front of him, Johnson said, describing Trump as “stumbling on my husband’s name. That’s what hurt me most. He’s out there fighting for our country, why can’t you remember his name? … He was an awesome soldier.”She described herself as “very, very upset and hurt. It made me cry even worse.”Trump wasted no time defending his handling of the call and his use of Sgt. Johnson’s name, tweeting shortly after the interview:I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017Johnson’s funeral was Saturday. The interview and Trump’s response threaten to extend the controversy — which has been uncomfortable to see laid bare — for another week.Trump can’t seem to let it go, even as the controversy descended into one about race — again during this presidency — by the end of last week.Here was the way Midwin Charles, writing for Essence magazine, framed it Friday, for example:“At a time when Black women bury their sons and daughters as a result of gun violence, police brutality and service to this country, the lack of respect from this president is unbearable. Worse, he sets a dangerous precedent on how Black women should be perceived and treated in America.”Trump has the opportunity to refocus this week, as Panetta suggests is necessary, on other subjects important to him and the country — like the budget and a tax overhaul with a trip to Capitol Hill the president has set for Tuesday.There’s also the opioid epidemic; he’s said he’ll formally designate it a national emergency this week, although much remains unclear about the details of what that will mean.Trump heads to Capitol Hill to lobby Republicans, but can he move the ball on policy?NPR’s Susan Davis, congressional correspondent, writes:President Trump heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday to meet with Senate Republicans at their private weekly lunch. It is the first time Trump will attend the weekly lunch as president. Republicans are expected to plan out their fall agenda, with only seven legislative weeks remaining and a to-list that is growing.Republicans are sensitive to the fact that they haven’t delivered much in the way of legislative victories in the first year of full GOP control of Washington. While the president has foisted on to lawmakers a number of unanticipated items, like immigration legislation affecting so-called DREAMers and tougher sanctions on Iran, there is nothing more important to the GOP agenda than passing tax legislation before the end of the year.Republicans largely believe that enacting sweeping tax cuts for American businesses and families will inoculate the party from a feared backlash in the 2018 midterm elections over the party’s failures to make good on its promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.The president’s efforts to address the opioid crisis have come up short so far. Is anything substantively different with his declaration of a “national emergency”?NPR’s Tamara Keith, White House correspondent, who has covered the opioid crisis extensively, notes:President Trump says this week he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. If he actually does it, Trump will be following through on a pledge he made more than two months ago.On Aug. 10, the president said, “This is a national emergency, and we are drawing documents now.” But there has been little sign since that the administration really was drawing up the documents.According to the latest numbers, nearly 150 Americans are dying each day from drug overdoses, the majority of those from heroin, fentanyl and other opioids.“My guess is, we’re going to see deaths go up than go down. I think we’re on the wrong side of curve here,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently said. He’s chairman of President Trump’s opioid commission, which is set to release a final set of recommendations Nov. 1.But, it is such a significant crisis that on July 31 the commission issued an interim report with a recommendation it described as urgent: that the president declare a national emergency, to free up resources and bring increased attention to something that every three weeks is killing as many people as died on Sept. 11.“Your declaration would empower your cabinet to take bold steps and would force Congress to focus on funding and empowering the Executive Branch even further to deal with this loss of life,” the commission report noted. “You, Mr. President, are the only person who can bring this type of intensity to the emergency and we believe you have the will to do so and to do so immediately.”Tackling the opioid crisis was a key Trump campaign promise. The question this week is whether he will follow through with action.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesPresident Trump has an opportunity to refocus on the military with a Medal of Honor ceremony and to congressional priorities as he heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday.Updated Monday, Oct. 23 at 9:08 a.m. ETWhen backed into a corner, President Trump digs in and fights back.It’s what he’s done as president, it’s what he did as a candidate and it’s what he did as a businessman.Just go listen to NPR’s Embedded podcast and a recent episode about Trump’s fight with Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., over things as petty as a flagpole at his golf course, putting hedges in front of houses he thought were ugly and the name of a road. He wanted his name on it.He had been greeted as something of a conquering hero in that town. But the relationship soured after lawsuits and threats. So much so that the Republican town that voted for John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012 went for Hillary Clinton in 2016.“I think the president has a bad habit when he’s asked a question that he is uncomfortable with or can’t quite come up with the right answer — he usually tries to reach out for scapegoats,” Leon Panetta, former defense secretary under President Obama and chief of staff to Bill Clinton, told NPR’s All Things Considered, “and the first scapegoat this president seems to always turn to is President Obama.“And when he talked about him not making calls that was a terrible mistake. And what bothers me is that it detracts from the main focus here, and the main focus has to be on the brave and courageous individuals that are willing to go out there and fight and die for America, and their families. There is some comfort here for all of this dispute, that maybe America again will take the time to remember that there are young men and women in uniform that are fighting and dying for this country. That’s something sometimes we tend to forget.”Part of the problem for Americans is the disconnect Panetta highlights between the military and the rest of society. In 1945, just before the end of World War II, there were 12 million active servicemembers. Now, there are just over a million or so.“They’re the best 1 percent this country produces,” White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday in his defense of President Trump in the White House briefing room.It’s actually less than 1 percent. That number in 1945 represented roughly 9 percent of the country’s total population. Now, the number of active-duty servicemembers is only about 0.4 percent of the population.“Most of you, as Americans, don’t know them,” Kelly continued. “Many of you don’t know anyone that knows any one of them.”Americans are far less engaged in the debate over worldwide American missions than they likely would be if they had a daughter or son or neighbor in the fight. That has to have an effect on American society and policymaking.Trump will look to highlight that sacrifice at a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House Monday. He will honor retired Army Captain Gary M. Rose, who was a medic during Vietnam and saved a helicopter full of soldiers after it was shot down.But there are questions as to whether Trump can move on and keep his focus on where staff like Kelly would like it to be.Trump, for example, has shown no signs of wanting to move on from the fight with a Democratic congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida revealed details of a conversation Trump had with a widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger.I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017last_img read more

VR Hardware Startup Varjo Raises 31 Million for HighResolution Headset

first_imgVarjo wants to use its new funding to staff up and grow its current team of 80 employees to over 200 in the next 12 months. The company also wants to further work with enterprise partners, and already has struck partnership agreements with companies including Airbus, Volkswagen and Volvo.“The resolution of VR devices on the market today is a fraction of what the average human eye can see,” said Atomico’s Zennstroem in a statement. “Until we met Varjo’s visionary founders and experienced their superior product firsthand, we thought that VR was still at least 10 years away from being truly useful for professionals.”The flip side of this enterprise focus is that technology like that developed by Varjo likely won’t reach consumers any time soon. That’s not only due to the high price tag — Bloomberg estimated Monday that Varjo’s headset would cost anywhere from $6000 to $11,000 — but also due to the fact that Varjo seems dead-set on productizing its technology itself.Company executives told Variety last year that they had no plans to license their technology to any of the big players currently dominating the consumer VR market. Popular on Variety Helsinki-based virtual reality (VR) hardware startup Varjo has raised a new $31 million Series B round of funding led by Atomico, the venture capital company of Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstroem. Other investors include Next47, EQT Ventures and Lifeline Ventures.Including the new cash infusion, Varjo has now raised a total of $46 million. The company has been working on its own VR headset, which promises to have a much higher resolution than today’s consumer-grade VR hardware.Varjo says it can reach human-eye resolution with an interesting trick: The company is essentially putting a small high-resolution display at the center of a user’s field-of-view, which is fused with a bigger regular-resolution display. The idea is to offer the highest-possible resolution right in front of a viewer, and add regular-resolution images for their peripheral vision.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_imgHipster man buns are a scourge on our society, and Charles Barkley is on a one man mission to end the pretentious haircut.Last night, Barkley paid an Inside the NBA crew member a $1,000 to cut off his man bun, live on the air. Like most dudes with the annoying do, the kid was cash strapped and opted to amputate his bun for the grand.Thank you Charles Barkley, only 8,000,000 more to go.Snip, snip! ✂️Chuck gets rid of the man bun! ? pic.twitter.com/cgyNd2RbI7— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 11, 2017 Advertisementlast_img

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first_imgFrom 27 September 2017 Singapore Airlines (SIA) will codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, subject to regulatory approvals. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will add its ‘SQ’ designator code to Alaska Airlines-operated flights on routes serving 18 destinations within the US and to Mexico. Existing codeshare flights operated by Virgin America on routes serving 19 destinations within the US will also be included under the new agreement. Virgin America was acquired by Alaska Air Group in 2016.Members of Singapore Airlines’ and Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer programmes, KrisFlyer and Mileage Plan, will also be able to earn miles when travelling on flights operated by either of the two carriers from 27 September 2017. KrisFlyer members will be able to redeem miles for Alaska Airlines-operated flights starting from 27 September 2017 while Mileage Plan members will be able to redeem miles for Singapore Airlines-operated flights at a later date.The codeshare flights will be progressively made available through Singapore Airlines’ various booking channels. airlinesAlaska AirlinescodeshareSingapore Airlineslast_img read more

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first_imgJuly 29, 2016This continues our report about the installation of a grey water system designed to handle the needs of the East Crescent Phase 5 building.6/6/2016Tristan Tollas, Brodie Atkinson, and Charlie Correales, all from the May 2016 workshop, install the purple reclaimed water pipes that will deliver the grey water to the Colly Garden.[photos and text by Scott Riley]6/10/2014Several members of the Construction Crew and workshop participants sift the earth prior to backfilling the plumbing trench.7/5/2016The Grey Water plumbing manifold awaits the installation of the irrigation dripline in the Colly Garden, the primary project for the June 2016 workshop. The pump, float switches, Geoflow irrigation components, and technical expertise were supplied by Applied Process Equipment, of Scottsdale (contact Richard Sinclair).last_img read more

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first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday received the credentials of five new ambassadors to the island; Peru, Armenia, Indonesia, Colombia and Togo, briefing them on the current situation with the Cyprus talks and Turkey’s provocations in the island’s exclusive economic zone.“Turkey’s most recent illegal actions in our maritime zones amount to escalated provocations and to flagrant violation of our sovereign rights to explore and exploit our natural resources, and do not contribute to the creation of the necessary conditions for the resumption of the negotiations,” he said in respective speeches to the new ambassadors.“Turkey’s pretext that it is acting to protect the interests of the Turkish Cypriots is completely unfounded since we have repeatedly and publicly stated that the natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus belong to all Cypriots, Greek and Turkish Cypriots alike, in line with the convergence reached with the Turkish Cypriot side that decisions with regards to the maritime areas will be a federal competence in reunited Cyprus,” he added.He also pledged with each ambassador to strengthen ties with their respective countries, as did the diplomats in terms of their bilateral relations with Cyprus.The new ambassadors are: Peru Luis Iberico Nunez; Colombia Juan Rafael Mesa Zuleta; Indonesia: Dr RA Esti Andayani; Togo Calixte Batossie Madjoulba and Armenia Fadey Charchoghlyan.You May LikeKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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