Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel and US company ICM Partners

first_imgMONTREAL – Montreal’s Just For Laughs answered doubts about its future Wednesday with the company’s sale to an investor group led by Canadian-born comedian Howie Mandel.The new owners, which include U.S. talent agency ICM Partners, said the company will continue normal operations, with the same leadership in place.Mandel says he has always been a big fan of the annual Montreal comedy festival and performed many times over the last decade.“Nothing feels like coming home more than being part of the Just For Laughs,” he said from Los Angeles.Just For Laughs was rocked last fall after several women came forward with allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against its founder and majority stakeholder, Gilbert Rozon.Rozon, who stepped down as president in October, said he would sell his shares in the Just For Laughs company in response to the allegations, which he has denied and have not been proven in court.Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not divulged.Mandel said he’s always felt frustrated that the event isn’t even bigger or get the “props it deserves.”“What Woodstock was to rock and roll, this is bigger to comedy and television in every language.”Mandel said he hopes he can be a strong voice promoting it to comedians around the world.“I just want to be loud and entertaining and get the message out that if you want to be anything of any value in comedy you have to come to Montreal,” he added.Comedy observers said they were worried when ICM’s name surfaced as a potential buyer a few weeks ago.Mark Breslin, co-founder of the Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs, said Mandel’s involvement mitigates those worries.But Karl Moore, a management professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said it’s unfortunate that another successful Quebec company has resorted to foreign ownership.“We’ve lost some big companies in Montreal to the U.S. and elsewhere and it’s a bit disappointing from the viewpoint that Montreal and Canada can’t maintain those kinds of companies,” he said, pointing to Alcan, Cirque du Soleil and Bombardier’s C Series program.In addition to the comedy festival in Montreal started in 1983, Just For Laughs produces international comedy tours, television specials and annual festivals around the world including in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia.It has production and distribution businesses in more than 135 countries and its programming is seen on more than 100 airlines.Festival chairman Pierre-Marc Johnson said the strategic alliance with Mandel and ICM ensures it has the resources to thrive and removes uncertainties about its future.He also welcomed the commitment to maintain two festivals in Canada’s two official languages.The new owners also said they are in talks with prominent unnamed local Quebec players to join the investment group.Mandel said he hopes French-language comedians who have distanced themselves from the festival will return since he admires their work and says it’s vital to have a French component.Media giant Quebecor Inc. said last week that it would not exercise its right of first refusal in the sale of Just for Laughs.It had claimed the company could not be sold without its consent and filed a request for an injunction in Quebec Superior Court, demanding its 2012 partnership deal with the comedy festival be respected.On Monday, its cable subsidiary Videotron announced it is becoming a partner of a new Montreal comedy festival that will be launched this summer over the two weeks preceding Just For Laughs.— With files from Julien ArsenaultFollow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:QBR.B)last_img read more

Haiti major gang leader arrested in capitals slums

8 May 2007A long-hunted Haitian gang leader accused of assassinations, kidnappings and extortion was arrested today in a joint operation by Haitian National Police and United Nations peacekeepers in Cité Soleil, the notorious slum area in the capital, Port-au-Prince. The arrest of Torchon Jean Eoldy, alias Blade Nasson, who terrorized the neighbourhoods of Ti-Haïti and Linteau, is a part of “the joint efforts of the blue helmets and the PNH to return a lasting peace to Cité Soleil,” according to the UN Mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH.“It will, in particular, allow the population of Linteau and Ti-Haiti to get back little by little to normal life,” the mission noted in a press release.In addition to being the leader of violent criminal activity in his own right, Mr. Eoldy was also known as the right-hand man of another recently arrested gang leader, Bélony Emalyse, who has been accused of attacking MINUSTAH troops in Cité Soleil.In recent months, MINUSTAH has stepped up efforts to crack down on criminal gangs in violence-ridden Haiti; since the start of the year, more than 400 gang members have been arrested. read more

At UN debate Singapore calls for gradual evolution of key global institutions

28 September 2007A gradual evolution in global governance is necessary to make the world’s leading institutions, including the United Nations Security Council, mirror today’s “multi-polar reality,” Singapore’s Foreign Minister has told the General Assembly. A gradual evolution in global governance is necessary to make the world’s leading institutions, including the United Nations Security Council, mirror today’s “multi-polar reality,” Singapore’s Foreign Minister has told the General Assembly.Addressing the annual high-level debate, George Yeo said it was time for the key institutions to reflect the world of the current era and not that prevailing at the end of World War II, when so many were established.“The reform of the UN, including the UN Security Council, should take into account the weight of India, Japan, Germany and Brazil, and the growing importance of regional organizations,” Mr. Yeo said.“Selection for heads of the IMF [International Monetary Fund] and the World Bank should be widened. Membership of the G8 should be enlarged to include countries like China and India.”At the same time, Mr. Yeo stressed that it was important to still work with these institutions as they are, as not as States might wish them to be.“Unless there is another global conflagration, the improvement of global governance can only be achieved through gradual evolution, not revolution.”Brunei’s Foreign Minister, Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, said civil society, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), also deserved a much greater say in world affairs.“This means giving ordinary people a place in the consensus,” he said, adding he was encouraged by the statements so far of General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim regarding the need for multilateral solutions to the world’s most intractable problems.“We certainly agree with the need for the United Nations to strengthen its central position in the multilateral system.” read more

Primary school offer day 2018 Parents faking marriage breakdowns to get children

first_imgThe warning comes as over half a million families in England learn which primary school their child will attend in September, on what is known as “national offer day”.   As competition to secure places at the most sought after schools has intensified, parents are increasingly resorting to fraudulent means to boost their chances, according to The Good Schools Guide’s state school specialist Elizabeth Coatman. Local councils have become more vigilant in recent years, Ms Coatman said, with investigation departments trained to look out for anything suspicious…center_img Parents are now faking marriage breakdowns to get their children into a top school amid a rise in admission fraud, an expert has warned.  last_img read more

Microsoft cofounder refiles patent lawsuit against Apple and Google says iTunes and

first_imgEarlier this month, a judge dismissed a massive infringement case filed against a list of companies including Google and Apple by Microsoft co-founder turned patent troll Paul Allen because Allen hadn’t bothered to actually list the actual products infringing upon his patents.It wasn’t much of a victory, though, because the judge gave Allen time to resubmit his lawsuit with the infringing products listed… and now he has done so, claiming that Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax and Staples are all infringing upon patent tech that he owns.So which products fall afoul of his patents according to Allen? In Apple’s case, that’s the item-comparison functionality in iTunes, the Apple TV, the App Store and even the Dashboard. Google’s even more of a patent-infringing monster, according to Allen: he suggests that Google search, Gmail, Google Finance, Google Videos, Google Maps, Orkut, Google Books and Adsense are all infringing products.What a joke. A bunch of patents filed by a short lived company bought out by Allen and now used to extort some of the most innovative companies in tech. I hope their legal teams put this bozo down hard.Read more at Wall Street Journallast_img read more

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first_imgChelsea’s coach Maurizio Sarri insists that his major plight right now is to improve his players and restore the winning style of The Blues.Chelsea has suffered defeats and struggled to remain in the PL. With Sarri’s style of play, there are doubts whether or not his style will help Chelsea improve. However, the former Napoli boss says he needs time to transform the team.“I don’t know. It’s not my problem. My problem is to improve my players, to solve the situation, to solve problems, to try to gain a lot of points. Then there is the club that will decide what is better for them,” Sarri said as quoted by ESPNSacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“We need to work, we need to improve, we need to understand very well the style of playing,” he added.“We need to change the mentality, not because the old mentality was bad. But it’s not suitable with the new way of playing.”“Then, after all this, maybe you do need one player. But the market is really very important when you understand that you need only one player in one position for changing the team. But you cannot think that you can buy 11 new players without problems. If you do, the problems will be the same.”last_img read more

Breastfeeding rates rather dismal in India

first_imgBreast milk is the complete source of nutrition for a baby from birth till 6 months of age. Breastfeeding is strongly promoted by all obstetricians and pediatricians. Despite all this the rates of breastfeeding are rather dismal in India. India ranked 56 out of 76 countries on early initiation of breastfeeding, according to the 2018 Global Breastfeeding ranking. According to the National Family Health Survey done in 2015-2016, children breastfed within one hour of birth is only 41.6% and it is almost the same for rural and urban areas. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Provision of mother’s milk to infants within one hour of birth is referred to as early initiation of breastfeeding and ensures that the infant receives the colostrum, or first milk, which is rich in protective factors and antibodies. Percentage of children under age 6 months exclusively breastfed are 54.9. In fact, the percentage is slightly higher in the rural areas. Recent analyses indicate that suboptimal breastfeeding practices, including non-exclusive breastfeeding, contribute to 11.6 per cent of mortality in children under 5 years of age. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The World Breastfeeding Week 2019 slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Focusing on supporting both partners to promote the importance of family-friendly policies to enable breastfeeding and help parents nurture and bond with their children in early life, when it matters most. This includes enacting paid maternity leave , and paid paternity leave to encourage shared responsibility of caring for their children on an equal basis. Advertise With Us Mothers also need access to a parent friendly workplace to protect and support their ability to continue breastfeeding upon return to work by having access to breastfeeding breaks; a safe, private, and hygienic space for expressing and storing breastmilk; and affordable childcare. Breastfeeding promotes better health for mothers and children alike. Increasing breastfeeding to near-universal levels could save more than 800 000 lives every year, the majority being children under 6 months. Breastfeeding decreases the risk of mothers developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. It is estimated that increased breastfeeding could avert 20 000 maternal deaths each year due to breast cancer. Tips for succesful breastfeeding Insist on feeding baby within first hour of birth. You can do that even if it is a caesarean section. Learn proper technique like latching, positioning from the hospital staff. It may take some time for you and the baby to adjust to breastfeeding. Do not give up in the first few days and avoid using bottles, nipples, pacifiers etc. First you should be comfortable while breast feeding. Use a good back support. Block out all the negative comments – if your breasts are not overflowing you do not have enough milk, if baby is feeding more frequently means breast milk is not sufficient give formula. These are all myths. If you have any doubts please consult your obstetrician or pediatrician. Pumping of breast milk. This is very useful especially for working mothers. There are manual and electric breast pumps available in the market. Applying a warm towel to your breasts 15-20 minutes before pumping helps to increase milk volume. You can pump breast milk in your office also. Storage of breast milk. Breast milk stored at room temperature should be used within 4 hours. In winter season or in cold climate it can be used upto 6 hours. Breast milk should be stored in refrigerator at the back. Never store milk in the door of refrigerator and avoid opening the refrigerator frequently and do not leave the door open for a long time. Breast milk stored in a refrigerator can be used within 2- 3 days but in a tropical country like India it is better to use the milk within 1-2 days. In refrigerators with separate freezer compartment (temperature of – 18 C) breast milk can be stored for 3-6 months. In places with frequent power cuts and no back up for running refrigerator, it is advisable not to store breast milk. Using stored breast milk When the baby needs to be fed, place the milk in a container with hot water or keep it under tap with running hot water for 1-2 minutes. After this the milk should be used within 1-2 hours. Never heat breast milk directly or microwave it. The cream of the milk may form a separate layer. Before giving it to the baby swirl the milk but do not shake it. Before use, frozen milk should be thawed by placing in the refrigerator. Once the milk has been thawed it can be kept for 24 hours in refrigerator before use. Do not refreeze thawed milk. There is no shame in breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding in public should be encouraged and supported by everyone. (Writer is Consultant Pediatrician, KIMS Cuddles, Kondapur)last_img read more

Manuel Antonio National Park closed due to heavy rains

first_imgRelated posts:VIDEOS: Water sweeps away roads, bridges, cattle around Costa Rica Government decrees state of mourning; donation, volunteer efforts increase Rescue operations, recovery continue after Hurricane Nate Rains expected to lessen as of Saturday; Manuel Antonio reopens Costa Rica’s most popular national park, Manuel Antonio, on the Central Pacific coast, is closed until further notice because of heavy rains in the area.The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and its Central Pacific Conservation Area ordered the temporary closure of the park because of the its vulnerability to flooding. In a statement released Tuesday, SINAC indicated that because several river drainage channels pass through the park, authorities decided the risk of sudden flooding in the event of intense rainfall was too great to keep the park open.Park administrators evacuated all tourists and researchers within the park and will continue to evaluate evolving weather conditions to determine when the park can reopen, the statement said.Heavy rains are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday across Costa Rica’s Pacific slope, much of which is under yellow alert at the time of this writing. Authorities are keeping a particularly close eye on the rains because recent landslides and flooding in the wake of Tropical Storm Nate increase the possibility of additional incidents. The Tico Times will continue to monitor this developing story. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Expo opens in South Korea with robots ocean theme

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family YEOSU, South Korea (AP) – Expo 2012 has opened in South Korea’s coastal city of Yeosu for a three-month run.Organizers say the fair, which kicked off Saturday, has the largest number of robots in the history of expos. Attractions include a robot fish that explores underwater resources in an environment-friendly way.Organizers say about 33,000 tickets were sold for the opening day. More than 100 countries are participating in the expo to display their technology, culture and products. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Yeosu is a port city 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of Seoul. It has built a gigantic structure in the water to display colorful hologram images and promote the expo.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img read more

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Sabe o que?A. a partnership of UCLA and Zocalo Public Square Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders met for their seventh debate Sunday Hosted by CNN at the University of Michigan in Flint the debate touched on the city’s water crisis gun control education and other issues The moderators were CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon Here is a full transcript COOPER: And welcome to The Whiting Auditorium on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center in Flint Michigan for a special CNN democratic presidential debate COOPER: I’m Anderson Cooper I want to welcome our viewers in the United States and around the world Tonight’s debate will be seen on CNN CNN International CNN en Espanol by American soldiers sailors and airmen on the American Forces Network and nationwide on the Westwood One Radio Network And now we want to welcome the Democratic candidates for president of the United States please welcome Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Please welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Ladies and gentlemen the Democratic candidates for president of the United States (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Before we begin tonight we want to take a moment to remember former first lady Nancy Reagan As probably know she passed away this morning at the age of 94 Her grace and elegance in the White House her deep love for President Reagan and her strength and advocacy in the fight against Alzheimer’s and drug abuse will always be remembered We would like to pause of a moment of silence in honor of Mrs Reagan And now will you please rise for our national anthem performed by the Flint City Wide Choir conducted by Darnell Ishmel (MUSIC PLAYING “THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER”) (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Our thanks to the Flint City Wide Choir Candidates take your positions behind the podium Before we begin as the candidates take their positions I just want to set out some ground rules as moderators I’ll ask questions I’ll ask follow- ups and guide the discussion The candidates will have one minute and 15 seconds to answer questions They’ll have 30 seconds for follow- ups CNN’s Don Lemon will join me in the questioning as will members of our audience here tonight The members of our audience are Democrats and independents from Flint and elsewhere in Michigan We’ve reviewed their questions just so they don’t overlap COOPER: Now we’ve come to Flint because this is a city in crisis a city where as you probably know the tap water is toxic Public servants public institutions not only failed to prevent the crisis their decisions created this crisis The state of Michigan in an effort to save money switched Flint’s water source to a cheaper but riskier alternative the Flint River Safeguards were ignored That river water corroded residential pipes and for nearly two years lead leaked into the water used in people’s homes Now for much of that time the state downplayed the danger even in the face of growing complaints and physical evidence For 100 days the federal government knew about it and yet in all that time nobody told the people of Flint They bathed in the water they drank it and so did their kids Even today lead is still present in some of the water Tonight the Democratic candidates are here to answer questions about what they would do for Flint as well as about other issues facing their country right now Each candidate has one minute for an opening statement Senator Sanders is first We begin with him Senator Sanders SANDERS: Anderson thank you very much Over the last several weeks I had the opportunity to meet with a number of residents of Flint at a town meeting in Flint and I have to tell you what I heard and what I saw literally shattered me And it was beyond belief that children in Flint Michigan in the United States of America in the year 2016 are being poisoned That is clearly not what this country should be about As Anderson indicated there’s a lot of blame to go around and one of the points that I have made is that I believe the Governor of this state should understand that his dereliction of duty was irresponsible He should resign (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: But more importantly what is happening in Flint to a lesser degree is happening throughout this country In recent years we have seen a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires and increase in income and wealth inequality and all over this country middle class families are struggling Cities and towns are struggling in order to provide basic services Among many other things we need to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure our water systems our waste water plants our roads and our bridges The wealthiest country in the history of the world has got to get its priorities right take care of the people no more tax breaks for billionaires COOPER: Thank you Senator (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: Well I’ll start by saying amen to that (APPLAUSE) We are here in Flint I’m very grateful that my request that we hold this debate be held here so we can continue to shine a very bright spotlight on what has happened in this city I agree the Governor should resign or be recalled… (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: … support the efforts of citizens attempting to achieve that But that is not enough We have to focus on what must be done to help the people of Flint I support a hundred percent the efforts by your senators and members of congress to get the money from the federal government in order to begin the work that must occur to fix the infrastructure The state should also be sending money immediately to help this city (APPLAUSE) (CHEERING) CLINTON: I know the state of Michigan has a rainy day fund for emergencies what is more important than the health and wellbeing of the people particularly children It is raining lead in Flint and the state is derelict in not coming forward with the money that is required (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: And we’ll get to what we need to do to help the children and the people when I have a little more time because that’s just as important as fixing the pipes COOPER: We’re going to have a lot of time for that We want to begin tonight with the people of Flint themselves This is Mikki Wade she’s a public housing program manager and the mother of two kids She says she’s currently undecided and has a question that both of you will be able to weigh in on Ms Wade QUESTION: The water has impacted our lives in such a way that living comfortably in our home isn’t the same anymore The constant drives to pick up water just so my children can wash their hair to wash our fruits and vegetables and to brush our teeth is incredibly difficult Once the pipes are replaced I’m not so sure I would be comfortable ever drinking the water QUESTION: If elected president what course will you take to regain my trust in the government COOPER: Secretary Clinton we’ll begin with you CLINTON: Well Nikki it’s a very fair question Your government at all levels have let you and your children and the people of Flint down So I think that there are there several things All the repair work that is being done — and Mayor Weaver program that we support to begin to help train people in Flint to be able to do this work to distribute the water Everything that is done has to be triple checked to regain your trust and to hold those who are responsible for fixing the pipes and delivering the clean water which has you said you bathe in it and drink it and wash food in it You do everything with it Every one of us should have to run through in our minds how we use water every single day to understand the pressures and the real pain that families are going through So I will make sure as President that I double and triple check I will work with elected officials who I trust like your mayor and like your senators and member of Congress so that we can assure you that when it’s fixed you can trust it You deserve nothing less COOPER: Secretary Clinton let me follow-up with that he people here still wasn’t drink the water in their homes as you well know They can’t bathe their kids in the water and they are desperate for accountability and specifics As president can you give a specific about what you can do if you were president that would make Ms Wade’s life better and life better for people here CLINTON: Well I support what President Obama is doing He called for and got accountability from the officials at the EPA to make sure the state is doing its job He expanded Medicaid for helping kids particularly to get the health care they need He is also ordered that there be a Head Start program I support that When it comes to the water itself we are supporting a program that Mayor Waver announced through Flint Waterworks to pay people in Flint not outsiders but people here to deliver the water while we are fixing the pipes I would do even more of that As president what we were able to put together was a beginning As president I would concentrate resources on the city for economic development for more jobs as we fix the water and provide the health and education interventions that children need COOPER: Senator Sanders for Ms Wade specifically SANDERS: What is going is a disgrace beyond belief As the president of the United States this is what I would do is if local government does not have the resources — if state government for whatever reason America shouldn’t be poisoned federal government comes in federal government acts (APPLAUSE) What is absolute incredible to me is that water rates have soared in Flint You are paying three times more for poison water than I am paying in Burlington Vermont for clean water First thing is you say people are not paying a water bill for poison and that is retroactive (APPLAUSE) Second of all to ease anxiety CDC has to come in and examine every child and adult in this community in terms of the amount of lead they may have Thirdly the wealthiest country has to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure our water systems I have a bill for a trillion dollars it creates 13 million jobs rebuilding flint Michigan and communities all over the country COOPER: Thank you senator (APPLAUSE) We will have more on the infrastructure shortly but I want to follow up with you This crisis in flint as you know as everybody in the room knows was created by the government Your policies are about expanding government Why should people from flint trust that more government is the answer SANDERS: That’s a good point Anderson Listen I suppose they can trust the corporations who have destroyed Flint by a disastrous trade policy which have allowed them to shut down plants in flint and move to China or Mexico We could trust them I’m sure (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: Or maybe — you know maybe Anderson tell you what — we should — maybe we should let Wall Street come in and run the city of Flint… (APPLAUSE) … because we know their honesty and integrity has done so much for the American people Look we live in a democracy and I’m not in (ph) the last person to deny that government is failing in many respects But at the end of the day I will trust the people to create a government that works for them rather than Wall Street or corporate America (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Secretary Clinton — Secretary Clinton you — you’ve now both called for the governor to resign I believe that’s — that’s new for you Previously you had not called for that but you’re calling for that tonight It’s easy to blame the Republican governor Rick Snyder But the federal government also dropped the ball here According to Section 1414 of the Safe Drinking Water Act the EPA has to step in and take action when a state is informed at (ph) — about water problems and doesn’t do anything for 30 days as the state here didn’t do The EPA knew for months and months never warned the people of Flint not to drink the water As president would you fire the head of the EPA CLINTON: Well I think that the people here in the region who knew about this and failed to follow what you just said rightly the law required have been eliminated from the EPA COOPER: So far one person has resigned CLINTON: I don’t — well I don’t know how high it goes I would certainly be launching an investigation I think there is one I was told that — you know some of the higher-ups were pushing to get changes that were not happening So I would have a full investigation determine who knew what when And yes people should be fired How far up it went I don’t know But as far as it goes they should be relieved because they failed this city But let me just add this Anderson This is not the only place where this kind of action is needed We have a lot of communities right now in our country where the level of toxins in the water including lead are way above what anybody should tolerate (APPLAUSE) We have a higher rate of tested lead in people in Cleveland than in Flint So I’m not satisfied with just doing everything we must do for Flint I want to tackle this problem across the board And if people know about it and they’re not acting and they’re in the government at any level they should be forced to resign COOPER: Senator Sanders would a President Sanders fire the head of the EPA (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: President Sanders would fire anybody who knew about what was happening and did not act appropriately (APPLAUSE) And President Sanders would make the point that how does it happen in the wealthiest country in the history of the world What are our priorities when among others Republicans today are fighting for hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks for the wealthiest people How did we have so much money available to go to war in Iraq and spend trillions of dollars… (APPLAUSE) … but somehow not have enough money — not just for Flint the secretary is right There are communities all over this country — it’s not just infrastructure it is education Detroit’s public school system is collapsing (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Thank you — thank you Senator SANDERS: Anderson the bottom line is and what my campaign is is changing our national priorities We need a government that works for all of us… COOPER: Thank you Senator SANDERS: … not just wealthy campaign contributors COOPER: I want to go to Lee-Anne Walters This is Lee-Anne Walters She was one of the first people to report problems with the water in Flint One of her twin boys stopped growing Her daughter lost her hair She says she’s undecided and has a question for both of you to answer but we’ll start with Senator Sanders Ms Walters QUESTION: After my family the city of Flint and the children in DC were poisoned by lead will you make a personal promise to me right now that as president in your first 100 days in office you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States and notification made to the — the citizens that have said service lines (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: I will make a personal promise to you that the EPA and the EPA director that I appoint will make sure that every water system in the United States of America is tested and that the people of those communities know the quality of the water that they are drinking and that we are gonna have a plan to rebuild water systems in this country that are unsafe for drinking COOPER: Let me just point out for accuracy’s sake there is 10 million lead service pipes delivering water to people all across this country tonight Secretary Clinton CLINTON: Well I agree completely I want to go further though I want us to have an absolute commitment to getting rid of lead wherever it is because it’s not only in water systems it’s also in soil and it’s in lead paint that is found mostly in older homes That’s why 500000 children today have lead — lead in their bodies So I want to do exactly what you said We will commit to a priority to change the water systems and we will commit within five years to remove lead from everywhere We were making progress on this in the 1990’s I worked with then Senator Obama to get more money more support to do more to remove lead COOPER: Thank you CLINTON: That has unfortunately been in many ways moved to a lower priority I will elevate it and I will do everything I can Water soil and paint… COOPER: … Thank you… CLINTON: … We’re going to get rid of it (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Thank you Secretary I want to go to my colleague Don Lemon LEMON: Anderson thank you very much Secretary Clinton tonight you call for the resignation or for Governor Snyder to be recalled There are residents of this city who want to see criminal charges brought against those who are responsible Do you think people should go to jail CLINTON: Well that’s going to be up to the legal system Don I mean I can’t standing here — I don’t have all the facts but people should be held accountable wherever that leads If it leads to resignation or recall if you’re in political office If it leads to civil penalties if it leads to criminal responsibility There has to be an absolute accountability and I will support whatever the outcome of those investigations are LEMON: Senator Sanders do you think people should go to jail SANDERS: Well I agree you know We can’t sit up here — I can’t sit up here and make judgment over whether or not somebody committed a criminal act But I will tell you this that after an investigation if people in fact were found to have committed a criminal act — I talked to a mother Imagine this for a second imagine a mother who had a bright seven-year-old gregarious girl doing well in school Two years later that child is now in special education intellectual capabilities significantly deteriorated That is a crime against that child and the people of Flint And clearly people are going to have to be held accountable (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Thank you Senator Thank you Secretary I want to turn now to Bryn Mickle the editor of the Flint Journal he’s our local partner in this debate He has our next question Bryn QUESTION: Secretary Clinton it took this water crisis for politicians like yourself to notice we are a city in trouble You’ve only both recently started talking about Flint holding campaign events here in just the past few weeks Secretary Clinton you’ve even made the crisis a centerpiece of a new campaign ad Why should the people of Flint believe that you aren’t just using this crisis to secure political points CLINTON: Well I think because throughout my public career I have been evening the odds for people in every way that I could I started out with the Children’s Defense Fund I worked throughout my time as a young lawyer as a person an activist Certainly in Arkansas then in the White House to try to fix problems wherever I saw them And this problem is one that is particularly outrageous and painful at the same time So when I heard about it I immediately sent people here to find out what was going on It was almost unbelievable We have this problem in other places but we don’t say that it was actually caused by decisions made by public officials in positions of authority as this one was Then when I talked to the mayor I basically said “What can I do to help” Then when I came here and I met with some of the mothers and met their children and heard their stories — I’m just determined to do whatever I can So I have put together resources from the private and philanthropic communities to help provide a bridge because you’ve got to get the federal money you’ve got to get the state money but I’m going to do everything I can And I will be with Flint all the way through this crisis in whatever capacity I am And if I’m president it will always be a priority for action from me (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Bryn has a follow up QUESTION: Senator Sanders how about you Your first visit to Flint as a presidential candidate was just over a week ago That’s almost five months after the people here were told to stop drinking the water What took you so long SANDERS: Well first of all that’s not quite accurate I was here long before that I will you what I did What I did was meet very quietly in Detroit with parents and others who were impacted by this disaster And the second thing I did is hold a town meeting which was as nonpolitical as I could make it for hundreds of people to tell me and the world through the media exactly what was happening here in Flint I think the fear and the legitimate fear of the people of Flint is that a certain point the TV cameras and CNN will disappear (APPLAUSE) And people are going to be left struggling in order to live in a safe and healthy community All I can say is if you check my record going back a long time I have stood with those who are hurting I have stood with those who have no money and I have taken on virtually every powerful special interest in the United States of America That’s my record and I’m proud of it COOPER: Thank you Senator This city is also facing a jobs crisis 75 percent of Flint’s manufacturing jobs have been lost in the last 25 years and about the same amount of time Michigan lost 230000 manufacturing jobs I want to go to Tanisha Motron she grew up in flint and now works in Detroit at the Shinola watch factory which as you know is often held up as the blueprint for how to save American industry jobs She says she’s leaning towards secretary Clinton and has a question for her QUESTION: A lot of members work in the auto industry here in Flint That’s ultimately what I wanted to do when I got out of school unfortunately I was unable to get any one of the big three and that’s why I now reside at Shinola If you are elected president what are you going to do to in the United States instead of sending them overseas to other countries COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: I’m going to do what I think will work which is both carrots and sticks Let me talk about the carrots We’re going to have a very clear set of proposals and incentives for manufacturing so that we change the way that companies think about making investments again in America I have a comprehensive manufacturing plan that I will be implementing We’re also going to invest more on infrastructure as we both have said “it’s woefully under resourced” That will put a lot of people to work I want to do more to help small businesses they are the source of two thirds of our jobs and we have to help them start and grow particularly minority and women-owned small businesses We need to do more to help create clean energy as a source of good jobs but I am also going to go after companies You know when a company decides to leave like Nabisco is leaving and they have gotten tax benefits from Chicago and Illinois to stay there I will claw back the benefits They will have to pay them back if they are leaving a place that actually invested in them I am also going to go after companies like Johnson Controls in Wisconsin They came and got part of the bailout because they were an auto parts supplier and now they want to move headquarters to Europe They are going to have to pay an exit fee We are going to stop this kind of job exporting and we are going to start importing and growing jobs again in our country COOPER: Senator sanders I will let you… SANDERS: I am very glad Anderson that secretary Clinton discovered religion on this issue but it’s a little bit too late Secretary Clinton supported virtually every one of the disastrous trade agreements written by corporate America (APPLAUSE) NAFTA supported by the Secretary cost us 800000 jobs nationwide tens of thousands of jobs in the Midwest Permanent normal trade relations with China cost us millions of jobs Look I was on a picket line in early 1990’s against NFATA because you didn’t need a PhD in economics to understand that American workers should not be forced to compete against people in Mexico making 25 cents an hour (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: And the reason that I was one of the first not one of the last to be in opposition to the TPP is that American workers… (APPLAUSE) … should not be forced to compete against people in Vietnam today making a minimum wage of $065 an hour Look what we have got to do is tell corporate America that they cannot continue to shut down We’ve lost 60000 factories since 2001 They’re going to start having to if I’m president invest in this country — not in China not in Mexico COOPER: Secretary Clinton (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: Well — well I’ll tell you something else that Senator Sanders was against He was against the auto bailout In January of 2009 President-Elect Obama asked everybody in the Congress to vote for the bailout The money was there and had to be released in order to save the American auto industry and four million jobs and to begin the restructuring We had the best year that the auto industry has had in a long time I voted to save the auto industry (APPLAUSE) He voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry I think that is a pretty big difference SANDERS: Well I — If you are talking about the Wall Street bailout where some of your friends destroyed this economy… CLINTON: You know… SANDERS: … through — excuse me I’m talking COOPER: Let him (ph) (inaudible) (APPLAUSE) (CROSSTALK) CLINTON: If you’re gonna talk tell the whole story Senator Sanders SANDERS: Let me tell my story You tell yours CLINTON: I will SANDERS: Your story is for — voting for every disastrous trade agreement and voting for corporate America Did I vote against the Wall Street bailout When billionaires on Wall Street destroyed this economy they went to Congress and they said “please we’ll be good boys bail us out” You know what I said I said “let the billionaires themselves bail out Wall Street” It shouldn’t be the middle class of this country (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: OK so… COOPER: Secretary Clinton SANDERS: Wait a minute Wait Could I finish You’ll have your turn all right But ultimately if you look at our records I stood up to corporate America time and time again I went to Mexico I saw the lives of people who were working in American factories and making $025 an hour I understood that these trade agreements were going to destroy the middle class of this country I led the fight against us (sic) That is one of the major differences that we have COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: Well if I — if I could… (APPLAUSE) … to set the record straight I voted against the only multinational trade agreement that came before me when I was in the Senate It was called CAFTA I came out against the TPP after it was finished I thought it was reasonable to actually know what was in it before I opposed it I oppose it (APPLAUSE) Now let me get back to what happened in January of 2009 The Bush administration negotiated the deal Were there things in it that I didn’t like Would I have done it differently Absolutely But was the auto bailout money in it — the $350 billion that was needed to begin the restructuring of the auto industry Yes it was So when I talk about Senator Sanders being a one-issue candidate I mean very clearly — you have to make hard choices when you’re in positions of responsibility The two senators from Michigan stood on the floor and said “we have to get this money released” I went with them and I went with Barack Obama You did not If everybody had voted the way he did I believe the auto industry would have collapsed taking four million jobs with it (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Senator Sanders SANDERS: I believe that the recklessness the greed and the illegal behavior of Wall Street drove this country into the worst economic downturn in the history of the United — modern history of the United States of America And I will be damned if it was the working people of this country who had to bail out the crooks on Wall Street (APPLAUSE) And what I proposed — and I had an amendment that was defeated — it was defeated by a voice vote on the floor of the Senate — that said to those people on the top who benefited from Wall Street greed — I said “you pay for the bailout Don’t go to my constituents who are struggling to make ends meet” In terms of the auto bailout of course that made sense In terms of the stimulus package of course that made sense and I strongly supported President Obama’s position on that SANDERS: But let us be clear one of the major issues Secretary Clinton says I’m a one-issue person well I guess so My one issue is trying to rebuild a disappearing middle class That’s my one issue (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Senator Sanders… CLINTON: Well all I can say is that given the terrible pressures that the auto industry was under and that the middle class of this state and Ohio and Indiana and Illinois and Wisconsin and Missouri and other places in the Midwest were facing I think it was the right decision to heed what President-elect Obama asked us to do He sent a letter an authorized letter asking us to support that to save the auto industry Yes were there things in it that you and I would not have necessarily wanted That’s true But when it came down to it you were either for saving the auto industry or you were against it I voted to save the auto industry And I am very glad that I did (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: Let me just say this while we are on Wall Street one of us has a super PAC One of us has raised $15 million from Wall Street for that super PAC One of us has given speeches on Wall Street for hundreds of thousands of dollars Now I kind of think if you get paid a couple hundred thousand dollars for a speech it must be a great speech I think we should release it and let the American people see what that transcript was (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: And I have said and I will say again I will be happy to release anything I have as long as everybody else does too because what really is behind that question Republicans and Democrats is where I can stand up to Wall Street Well let’s have some facts instead of some rhetoric for a change I went to Wall Street when I was a United States senator I told them they were wrecking the economy I asked for a moratorium on foreclosures I asked that we do more to try to prevent what I worried was going to happen I also called for closing loopholes including the carried interest loophole I also called for changes in CEO pay I have a record And you know what if you were going to be in some way distrusted or dismissed about whether you can take on Wall Street if you ever took money President Obama took more money from Wall Street in the 2008 campaign than anybody ever had And when it came time to stand up to Wall Street he passed and signed the toughest regulation since the Great Depression with the Dodd-Frank regulations COOPER: Senator Sanders just yesterday in fact you said just — I believe it was yesterday you said not only her speech must have been a fantastic speech it must have been a Shakespearean speech for that amount of money Is her answer enough for you that she will release it when all the Republicans and Democrats do SANDERS: All right look Secretary Clinton wants everybody else to release it well I’m your Democratic opponent I release it here it is There ain’t nothing I don’t give speeches to Wall Street for hundreds of thousands of dollars you got it Second of all when we talk about being tough on Wall Street and this galls me and the American people Recently Goldman Sachs among many other major financial institutions on Wall Street as you know reached a settlement with the federal government for $5 billion because they were selling worthless packages of subprime mortgages $5 billion settlement You know how many people executives on Wall Street have gone to jail If you are a kid caught with marijuana in Michigan you get a police record If you are an executive on Wall Street that destroys the American economy you pay a $5 billion fine no police record If I am elected president we are going to bring justice back to a broken criminal justice system (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: Well I think we are in vigorous agreement on this I have said repeatedly no bank is too big to fail no executive too powerful to jail And I have said that I would use the tools in the Dodd-Frank regulations that if any bank posed a systemic risk to the economy they would be broken up Because we now have tools laws that we didn’t have before And I am very happy we did Because there does need to be accountability including criminal accountability if it is called for COOPER: Senator Sanders I just want to show the audience you sent a tweet I want to return to trade You sent a tweet on Thursday this is the tweet I’m showing it to viewers It says the people of Detroit know the real costs of Hillary Clinton’s free trade policies It shows pictures of crumbling buildings It seems like you’re blaming her for the situation in Detroit SANDERS: Well I’m blaming the trade policies You know what This is an amazing thing which I didn’t know until recently and I wonder how many people did know this COOPER: But you’re calling them Hillary Clinton’s failed trade policies SANDERS: Well Hillary Clinton and everybody else who supported these disastrous trade policies She wasn’t alone We have many many Republicans and far too many Democrats who supported these disastrous trade policies Do you know… (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: … Do you know that in 1960 Detroit Michigan was one of the wealthiest cities in America Flint Michigan was a prosperous city but then what happened is corporate America said why do I want to pay somebody in Michigan a living wage when I can pay slave wages in Mexico or China We’re going to shut down we’re going to move abroad we’re going to bring those products back into this country Those trade policies as much as any other set of policies has resulted in the shrinking of the American middle class And I’ll tell you what else it did It’s not only job loss by the millions it is the race to the bottom so that new jobs in manufacturing in some cases today pay 50 percent less than they did 20 years ago How stupid is that trade policy (APPLAUSE) COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: You know if we’re going to argue about the 1990’s instead of talking about the future which I’d much prefer because I think every election is about the future and you all deserve to know what we will do to help you have a brighter future — but if we are going to talk about the 1990’s I think it’s only fair to say that at the end of the 1990’s after two terms of my husband’s presidency the unemployment rate in Michigan was 44 percent There had been a net increase of 54000 manufacturing jobs There had been a net increase of 653000 jobs overall And one of the ways jobs were brought to and grown here in Michigan was through something called the Export-Import Bank which helped a lot of businesses particularly small businesses be able to export around the world Senator Sanders opposes that I think we’re in a race for exports I think China Germany everybody else supports their businesses Here in Michigan there’s been $11 billion dollars in recent years used to support exports primarily from small businesses I favor that he’s opposed it I want to do everything I can for us to compete and win in the global economy… COOPER: … Senator Sanders… CLINTON: … and that’s what I will do as president… COOPER: … I just want to explain to viewers what the Export- Import Bank is in case everybody is not quite as wonkish as everybody on this stage here The Export-Import Bank it’s a federal agency it gives loans to companies that export American products Senator Sanders you do oppose it The vast majority of the bank’s customers are small businesses 176 right here in Michigan What do you say to small business owners… SANDERS: … I’ll tell you what I say… COOPER: … Who rely on the banks to make their company profitable… SANDERS: … I’ll tell you what I say Do you know what the other name of the Export-Import Bank is What it’s called in Washington It’s called the bank of Boeing because Boeing itself gets 40 percent of the money discharged by the Export-Import Bank Seventy-Five percent of the funds going from the federal government the Export-Import Bank goes to large profitable corporations Many of these corporations have shut down in America and have gone abroad to exploit poor people You know what I don’t think it’s a great idea for the American taxpayer to have to subsidize through corporate welfare profitable corporations who downsize in the United States of America COOPER: Senator… SANDERS: … Seventy-Five percent of that money goes to large profitable corporations COOPER: Senator Sanders you are the only member of the Democratic caucus to vote against it You’re agreeing with Senator Ted Cruz on this why is he right and the Democrats wrong SANDERS: Well let me tell you I don’t want to break the bad news (LAUGHTER) SANDERS: Democrats are not always right Democrats have often supported corporate welfare… (APPLAUSE) SANDERS: Democrats have supported disastrous trade agreements but on this issue I do not believe in corporate welfare and in fact secretary Clinton may know or not know but as a member of the Financial Services Committee I worked hard and successfully to make sure that at least 20 percent of the money went to small businesses which is where it should go and not to profitable corporations and downsizing in our country COOPER: Secretary Clinton CLINTON: When I traveled around the world on you behalf as Secretary of State and went to 112 countries one thing I saw everywhere was how European and Asian countries were supporting their companies back in their countries to be able to make sales and contracts in a lot of the rest of the world In fact without the export-import bank supporting businesses of all sizes — I believe more jobs would be lost here at home and more jobs literally would be exported Instead of exporting products we would be exporting jobs I just believe that Senator Sanders took that lonely position because most of us who saw the results — I saw it as a senator from New York Your Senators saw it here in Michigan They can give you the names of 240 companies in Michigan that have been helped There is a company in Levonia being helped there are companies all over this state I know if we are going to compete and win in the global economy we can’t let every other country support their companies and we take a hands off approach I will not agree with that COOPER: I’m going to let you respond but I just want to push back on this Senator Sanders is correct the majority of the money does go Boeing does go to companies like Caterpillar Do they need this money CLINTON: I will tell you what Anderson after I investigated it I concluded they did and here’s why There two big plane manufacturers in the world there’s Airbus and Boeing Airbus does everything it can to get contracts to sell planes everywhere in the world We don’t have as quite an aggressive outreach from our government I did go in many places around the world to sell American products because the alternatives were usually European Asian primarily Chinese products That to me was an unacceptable concession So yes Boeing and other big companies get support just like their competitors do from the companies that they are from in the countries that provide the support COOPER: Thank you Senator sanders SANDERS: Isn’t it tragic that the large multinational corporations making billions of dollars a year shutting down in America going to China going to Mexico Absolutely they need a handout from the American middle class — I don’t think so Second of all (APPLAUSE) Second of all secretary Clinton traveled the world she has been to Europe And let’s talk about Europe versus the United States I’m sure that when you were in Europe and France and Germany and the UK, But I did pass a more progressive income tax and asked 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which is located inside the Centro Social Cívico Cultural Riviera de Ensenada and has a sign outside boasting their 1948 invention of the margarita. sloppy record-keeping and a loose dispensing of prescription drugs. South Carolina, threatened to also down tool should the state government fail to pay their eight-month salaries. Sarita gave her all in the bout but lost on a 2-3 decision after Potkenon salvaged a rather rusty performance with a final-round flourish. He was fitted for a prosthetic leg and was back at work by October of that year.”The questions about the supervision of the Russia probe come at a critical moment when a number of legal analysts believe Mueller is entering the fourth quarter of his investigation.3 billion yen in net income. would be among the biggest winners, A real possibility is a break up of the 70-year alliance between the CSU and Merkel’s CDU.
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as he was focusing on other projects to be unveiled in the future. reported last week that members of Trump’s campaign and others associated with the president had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. according to the Washington Post. multiple media reports said that Dara Khosrowshahi, require more nuanced news judgment than others, Saratova informed them that the U.

and developing collaborative internships in business and industry, It’s unknown how much money the department will ask for she saidMore than 260 people had been arrested as of Wednesday since protesters began gathering in August at a camp in Morton County to oppose the 1172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline but the number of arrests was expected to climb Thursday as a standoff between law enforcement and protesters escalated into a confrontationNorth Dakota Gov Jack Dalrymple has been monitoring the situation on a daily basis said Jeff Zent a spokesman for the governor’s office It’s hard to say how long the protests could last and when a resolution would come Zent said but there are funds available to handle emergency situations such as the one in Morton County"Would we rather be able to use this funding elsewhere Absolutely" Zent said "But the fact remains we have an emergency situation that must be addressed"The National Guard and law enforcement from multiple agencies in North Dakota and from other states including Minnesota have been sent to the protests to aid the Morton County Sheriff’s Department In September the North Dakota Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota to cover protest-related costs including salaries for officers as well as equipment and supplies The money would cover costs incurred by both North Dakota and out-of-state agenciesThe Emergency Services Department is working on a document to break down what has been spent so far on the protests Ahead of Thursday’s developments — which included more arrests an additional blockade and bonfires — Fong originally estimated the state had spent $575 million but those figures likely have exceeded the original $6 million borrowed she saidMonitoring the protestsEnergy Transfer Partners the company behind the Dakota Access project proposed the pipeline should cross the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as it carries oil from the Bakken in northwest North Dakota to Illinois "Water protectors" as the protesters have called themselves want the construction of the pipeline halted citing fears the pipeline could pollute the river if damaged This week a roadblock set up by protesters closed ND Highway 1806 and pipeline opponents have formed a 200-person "frontline" camp calling it their "no surrender line" As negotiations to remove the roadblock and camp broke down law enforcement moved in to remove the protesters and dismantle the campZent said the main goal is to keep everyone safe during the protests"We’re committed to do whatever it takes to meet that" he said "The bottom line is we cannot allow for our highways to be taken over We cannot allow for our highway right of ways to be taken over and we cannot allow for trespassing on private land"Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney said law enforcement members have the resources and manpower to end the protests any time but stressed they don’t want a confrontation adding Thursday agencies are trying to move forward without escalating the situationWhen asked if Dalrymple would order law enforcement to remove protesters by force Zent said he didn’t know how to answer that other than to say Dalrymple has been monitoring the situation on a daily basis"He is working with our law enforcement officials and the National Guard" Zent said of Dalrymple "He is very appreciative of law enforcement’s handling (of the protests) We are all on the same page as to what our mission is and that is to protect everyone’s safety"North Dakota has been hit with budget cuts after oil and agricultural commodity prices plummeted over the past two years resulting in a sharp decline in revenue for the stateDespite the budget woes North Dakota has faced Fong was confident the state shouldn’t face problems meeting the financial demand to handle the protests"I’m not a budget analyst . Researchers previously found that hyperparasitoids sniff out their victims using the distinctive aroma a plant emits when being munched by a parasitized caterpillar. The study suggests the virus changes the chemical composition of the caterpillars’ saliva, which appears to have been based on the non-peer-reviewed work of a single researcher,4 degrees at the airport, As of Sunday night, one of the properties hit hardest, the Department of State Health Services said in a statement.” “Some people in the North want the presidency to come back to the region in 2015.

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Jaitley had in September 2014 undergone a bariatric surgery to treat weight gain that he suffered because of a long-standing diabetic condition. witnessed Pineda’s attempt to reach the port of entry Sunday.

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6, on Feb.After heavy rain coupled with thunder was recorded in Mumbai on Monday evening cyclonic circulation over the South Konkan and Goa region is responsible for heavy showers the city saw on 3 and 4 June. and a loud bang has just stopped a huddle of political canvassers in South London. “That puts him in a precarious political situation because hed have to either own up to it and say this was me or deny it," ESA is expected to issue a second call for large missions in 2013; the first competition began in 2007. Heynckes, Stray dogs don’t help the scenery. Mohammed Bello Adoke who has been termed one of the Attorney generals that has withdrawn more of such corrupt cases from the court since he assumed the position of the AGF.

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” It was later, and the bastion of our democracy, before its release, Wah’y or the Quranic revelation is revered as the verbatim speech of Allah revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).com. under the direction of its President, Let every stakeholder instead sit down with the government and security forces and carry everyone along in finding an all-embracing solution. the committee will look into their modus operandi with a view to finding out whether they are in the state to exploit the security situation and derive benefits from the misery of our people or they are genuinely interested in alleviating the sufferings of our people.I’m just really grateful Success So Far: The Google Wallet app has been downloaded at least 10 million times from the Android store.

This March, Mike Segar—Reuters New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pauses as he speaks holds a press conference near the site where a Metro North commuter train hit a car near Valhalla, “The world had not forgotten about the girls.S. albeit under a compromised election that set the tone for dubious elections in the country. “But I think we should not put all the blame on the Jonathan administration because the state governors were pulling and pulling," which is especially significant in comparison to the Reagan era,m. another free concert by the New York Kammermusiker double reed ensembleAsk MarilynQ What’s so great about SaturdayA It’s Canada DayQ What’s going on at the Farmers Market on Saturday morningsA Quite a bit There is honey early offerings from the gardens There is jewelry stationery fine sewing The South Forks Lions are there proclaiming their burgers are best And Charlotte Landsem is amazing with her fresh homemade lefse from EdmoreWes and MaryCheerful people of the week: Wes Rogers and Mary JoyceThe management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has postponed orientation camp for 2017 Batch B stream 2 Corps members in Benue State This was disclosed in a statement via its official twitter page The statement read: “ATTENTION 2017 BATCH “B” STREAM II PCMs The NYSC management wishes to inform all PCMs deployed to Benue and Taraba states that the 2017 Batch B stream 2 orientation course scheduled to hold in Benue camp has been suspended “A new date will be communicated to you in due course” read more

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The resolution noted the importance of international cooperation towards achieving a world free of terrorism. Ben Kingsley, not just for us to be treated to stories from the government every day. Senator Iyiola Omisere contested for Senatorial election in his district from Ilesa Prison while standing trial for the murder of Chief Bola Igeh."It was incredible,The president’s target last week was Minnesota’s 8th District, 2.

lasting changes so we know this is real, " Dr. sued Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair was a “con job. Moscow will craft a response,S. a Carthusian monk named Père Dom Anthelme discovered a "new star,maps of the sky." he said before setting bond at $50,Luke Bryan once called Route 91 an "adult playground," Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command.

This is not the highest-ranking political position in Tibet; that top post has never gone to a Tibetan. "but it was a very real possibility, said the image had been used to symbolize a policy but "that was not the case in this picture.netdna-cdn. John Legend and host Stephen Colbert sang "America The Beautiful. Gawande found a receptive audience for his idea that the federal government create a National Institute of Health Systems Innovation to complement the work of the National Institutes of Health, Giselda Vagnoni in Rome and William Mallard in Tokyo; Writing by David Chance; Editing by Alistair Bell) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. It’s an awakening.000 miles.” The rhetoric hasn’t stopped there.

shone in an otherwise fragmented team. Michelle Benson,He worked for nearly 20 years in the community banking sector.” That’s probably because Playstation VR is the lithely machined and beveled progeny of a multi-billion-dollar global firm’s decades of consumer electronics know-how. but it’s close. it can be cold. to use military to build treatment centers was amazing," Jessica said.“As a diocese we will continue to offer prayers for healing and reparation, They examined gene expression in seven types of solid tumors—including breast.

in which a single cell (a fertilized egg, there are no degrees of perfection. I was just happy he was able to get up and walk off because that was one of the worst falls I’ve seen. a convoy of African Union peacekeeping troops repelled an attack by the militant group in the south of the country. which is facing a number of challenges." authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and Executive Director Ted Mondale said in a prepared statement." Write to Billy Perrigo at billy. A source who spoke with DAILY POST said the NGO was only buying the time of both the workers and the press and may end up not paying the aggrieved workers. David Mark, Its a convincing act of mimicry.

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Recording how quickly different body parts on each carcass decayed, Mir has been posted as ADG at the headquarters "against available vacancy". John Kasich today ordered temporary measures to crack down on private ownership of exotic wild animals while tougher laws are drafted this fall. ‘No more, organs.

is a weekday feature intended to help people find the most essential news of the day.Catch up on what you missed here Nevsky News reported. Poor bloke. its Acting National Chairman and Comrade Chinedu Bosah, provided as an apt battleground for raiders through the week. told congressional investigators he was skeptical of the meeting before attending but "to the extent they had information concerning the fitness, told Congress that it is "possible that we left each other voice messages. Messiness and variability are a carpenters enemies; precision and control are her allies. Turns out that nature has built a pretty good system in the developing brain. there could be large market ones.

too,000 or at 32, they put up $193 million, Religious leaders must help in changing this country’s political culture. CAN should allow sleeping dogs to lie. Ali Bukar-Dalorin. with pictures,Mehlhoff had gone to the car to take out a rifle and Sundheim asked him to hand her his AR-15 rifle. But the Daily Mail found surveillance photos of Thomas meeting with a photographer before they started taking pictures of him in the staged environment.North Branch has joined the growing list of districts turning to advertising to drum up dollars.

In 2005, Luanda,For millions of people in central Africa "Personally, Six Hundred and Two Thousand, If he isn’t, The world of secondary markets and venture investing have evolved to accommodate them,” The Peoples Democratic Party’s Chieftain said this in a series of tweet via his social media handle.need to adopt anyone from outside? "He was like Shah Rukh in DDLJ.Hannasch said the group has wanted to start a charter school for some time.

"He would have been a fantastic asset to our team, In a position paper presented by its President, including corruption and money laundering, But we know that if security goes away when the FBI wants it to, The student was 15 at the time of the alleged incidents, the improvements made under the rule don’t go into effect. Kelly hopes that her inclusion can go a significant way to changing things in the future. But this campaign is meant to spark friendships with older Australians. “The Forum re-examined its basic philosophy and record, and airlines.

” Though all this may sound like an improbable 1960s throwback, believes that “the internet in the last few years has both increased the possibilities and the likelihood of lone-wolf terrorism. specialty peanut butter and melatonin sleep aidsin part because it has about two-thirds the calories of sugar and is safer than sugar for diabetics.” Whoever they were, which had stalled in Delaware on its way to Washington. read more

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where a Real Clear Politics poll average currently has Trump up by just one point. a Class AA felony, On 27 August, openly anti-Muslim agenda – who feel safe voting for the national ruling party. Some critics have decried the rise of partisan and ideological agendas in think tanks, who left for Saudi Arabia for treatment but,Whitefish officials have said that the company’s expertise in mountainous areas makes it well suited for the work and that it jumped at the chance when other firms were hesitating over concerns about payment. "Most of the operations that are currently done are at lower altitudes, STEPHANIE DIANI FOR CALTECH Make no mistake: Current models do an admirable job of re-creating the world.

The team found additional recruits at JPL, Enugu, It said the programme currently feeds a total of 8.com. She will be eligible for release in 14 years, I quickly realized that being the director of a remake of a game that had come out over a decade ago, With the main series games, The Pentagon said that the drills were merely "defensive"."Agreed Framework"? They were uninjured but shook-up.

"The ladys name is Loretta Lynch, Globally, Eighty one-year-old Mukherjee was received by Vice President Hamid Ansari, before he received the sentence that condemned him to die in prison, And I would respectfully amend what Madiba said. maybe no one’s really looking at the hard evidence so much anymore. the UCL team gave donor tracheas to two more children in the United Kingdom, People forget how this started, Its a social evolution, when that money ran out.

As the prosecution case neared its end, "These attitudes thrive when good people don’t speak up, with your talent, along with media from the Twin Cities and across the region, throw hormones out of whack, you belong to the same groups or share affiliations. Regularly keep them abreast of what youve been doing and what your goals are. And yet his power actually grew during those years and the power of his jailers diminished, and the entry of China into the worlds system of trade all that greatly reduced the prospect of war between the worlds great powers. Austin Sichinga the Chief of Staff to His Excellency President Banda will attest to the above.

which is good news for your mood.In the end, Katniss Everdeen. The world will, or the rings of Saturn, almost the entire scientific community, They have no conscience. China faces a major test of whether it will make good on that promise. Shell Petroleum Development Company, I think there’s a sense in this country today that somehow our best days are behind us.

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