APTN National NewsWorld leaders are heading to Paris for the United Nations climate change conference next week.One woman from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in northern Alberta is going as well.APTN’s Brandi Morin has the story.
APTN National NewsWorld leaders are heading to Paris for the United Nations climate change conference next week.One woman from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation in northern Alberta is going as well.APTN’s Brandi Morin has the story.
Dennis Ward APTN National NewsThat there might be as many as 4,000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is making headlines.That’s the number used by a federal minister Tuesday.And it’s one that doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have worked closely on the issue for years..
DETROIT — Uber and Lyft are rolling out loyalty programs similar to airline frequent flyer miles.Uber Rewards starts Wednesday in nine U.S. areas and will spread nationwide during the next six months.Riders get points for every dollar spent on Uber rides or food deliveries. For every 500 points, they get $5 to be used for rides or deliveries. Other goodies come with more points.The areas are Miami, Denver, Tampa, New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Diego and all of New Jersey.Lyft says its program starts in December in several cities it wouldn’t identify. The company plans to make it available to more riders next year but would not give details.Riders also get points for every dollar spent that can be used for rides and upgrades.The Associated Press
London – British NGO “Freedom of All” lauded, Friday, the approval by the ministers’ council, chaired by King Mohammed VI the draft law on military justice.This draft law, which excludes civilians from the competence of military courts, is a new milestone to further the rule of law, President of the NGO Tanya Warburg told MAP.This is for sure a noteworthy and important achievement on the path of reinforcing accomplishments by Morocco in the field of human rights, she added. The approval by the ministers’ council of this bill is a swift and positive reaction by the Moroccan government to proposals by the national council for human rights (CNDH), she noted.
9 March 2007Today marks the first anniversary of a landmark United Nations fund which has significantly reduced the time in which aid is delivered to those most in need, and to date, $376.1 million has been distributed in 40 countries through almost 400 projects, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced. The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), managed by OCHA, was established last year to speed up relief operations for humanitarian emergencies and make funds available quickly after a disaster, when people are at most risk. Previously, it took up to four months for funds to reach areas affected by disasters.CERF funding for aid programmes is made available within 72 hours in emergencies such as the armed conflicts in Lebanon and Timor-Leste, allowing UN agencies on the ground to provide immediate assistance.“I welcome all that the CERF has accomplished in the last year, and look forward to consolidating and furthering this progress as the Fund continues to evolve,” said John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.To date, $214.2 million has been disbursed to aid to emergency situations, while $161.9 was provided for underfunded crises to reverse imbalances in global aid distribution which result in millions suffering in so-called neglected or forgotten crises.Financed by voluntary contributions, 73 partners – Member States, local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector – have thus far contributed $399.4 million to CERF.A majority of CERF grants have been for natural disaster responses. For example, Afghanistan received $32.3 million to address needs arising from the drought and security situation.The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the largest recipient of CERF funds so far, “often struggles with breaks in the food pipeline for its beneficiaries, sometimes in genuinely difficult environments like Darfur,” said the agency’s Executive Director, James Morris. “We always welcome new avenues to receive support and appreciate donations through the CERF.”As CERF enters its second year, it seeks to expand its donor base, broaden partnerships through UN inter-agency cooperation and provide equitable balance to neglected emergencies. The Fund also seeks to increase benefits to NGOs, and CERF will utilize the results of an internal evaluation this year to identify areas in which it can improve.
“This can only be the beginning of the long road towards reconstruction and a functioning economy in the Gaza Strip,” said a statement issued by the Office of UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry. Mr. Serry hopes the measures will stimulate commercial activities and allow a substantial increase in the amount of construction materials to enter Gaza, where, according to a recent UN report, three quarters of the buildings and infrastructure damaged by the Israeli military offensive carried out a year and a half ago have still not been repaired.He looks forward to continued discussions on exports to stimulate Gaza’s economy and on the easing of restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in and out of the Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, also noted the agreement to facilitate the immediate start of the construction of 12 UN education and health facilities.“The Secretary-General has long called for a significant shift in strategy towards meeting the great needs of Gaza’s population,” said the statement. “Further steps must now follow to meet those needs and to allow the United Nations to accelerate and expand its efforts.”Mr. Ban, the Special Coordinator and other senior UN officials have repeatedly called for ending the blockade against Gaza, which Israel imposed on the territory for what it called security reasons after Hamas, which does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, ousted the Fatah movement in the Strip in 2007. 6 July 2010United Nations officials today welcomed the additional measures announced by Israel in increasing the scope and quantity of materials allowed into Gaza, voicing their hope that the move will help address the needs of the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the territory.
MONTREAL — Metro Inc. reports third-quarter net earnings of $144.5 million and saw its sales tick up 1.4% in what the Quebec-based supermarket chain called a competitive environment.Metro posted $1.63 in diluted earnings per share, compared with $144.4 million in net earnings, or $1.49 per diluted share, for the same quarter of 2013.Sales were $3.62 billion, up from $3.57 billion year-over-year, helped by a reorganization of its Ontario stores.Same-store sales, which refers to stores that have been open for at least a year, were up 1% from the same quarter last year.Metro, Canada’s third-largest supermarket chain, is in tough competition with Loblaw, Sobey’s and Costco, while its discount banners fend off U.S. banners Wal-Mart and Target.“We are satisfied with our third quarter results achieved in an environment that remains challenging,” CEO Eric La Fleche said Wednesday in a statement.RBC Dominion Securities analyst Irene Nattel said Metro’s results were in line with expectations. Nattel had expected $1.62 in diluted earnings per share while the analysts’ consensus was $1.64.Metro operates a network of almost 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores. It has annual sales of more than $11 billion and employs more than 65,000 people.The Canadian Press
The Boston Herald talked to Danny Ainge on Monday and once again he was asked if the Celtics were at all interested in trading Rajon Rondo. Clearly, Ainge is getting a little annoyed by the question that has been asked repeatedly since Rondo tore his ACL.“I haven’t talked to any teams about Rajon Rondo,” Ainge, the Celtics’ president of basketball operations, said.He has, however, fielded a number of calls wanting to know if the rumors are true.“It’s frustrating,” Ainge said.He reiterated that Rondo, still rehabbing from ACL surgery, is a major part of the Celtics’ plans going forward.Rondo has been involved in trade rumors for nearly three years now, which leads many to believe Ainge is shopping. Upon Rondo’s return, Boston will not be a better team. Rondo is perfect for trading right now. He has concerned the Celtics by being both an All-Star and a player of questionable growth for years.He’s a phenomenal point guard who doesn’t get along well with others, clashes with his coaches, struggles shooting, and can make the most amazing plays at both ends.If other teams are calling for Rondo, Ainge is listening. It may be he’s not being completely upfront on this one.
Google Chrome is set to add yet another geek-friendly feature in its next stable version, and you can check it out early in the Beta channel right now. In Chrome 16, you’ll be able to switch among multiple user profiles.Getting started is a breeze — just mouse up to the mannequin head icon in the upper left corner of your Chrome window and click it. The profile menu will appear, and you can then add a new user or click the gray pen-on-paper icon to manage user settings. They’re also available by entering chrome://settings/personal in the Omnibar.To change an account’s name or icon, click once to highlight it and the click the manage button. There are more than two dozen icons to choose from, including a ninja, an alien, and a slice of pizza. Surprisingly, there’s no Android head yet, but I expect one will appear eventually — what with the Gmail theme and all.Now for a word of caution. While you might be tempted to use this feature to set up multiple Chrome profiles for different users on the same computer, don’t do it.It’s not made for that type of multi-user use right now. Rather, it’s aimed at folks who want to have separate profiles for browsing for work and browsing for recreational purposes — or signing into two different Google Apps accounts at the same time.The current set-up isn’t ideal for multiple users because there’s no password protection. If you create three profiles for your housemates, you’ll all be able to switch back and forth among accounts at will. Your browsing history, bookmarks, and other Chrome data will be there for all to see.If you do share a computer — whether it’s running Windows, OS X, or Linux — do the smart thing and create separate user accounts in your operating system. Those can be locked down with a password, and your Chrome profiles will be safely isolated.Some day, Google might add a master password option to Chrome (like the one in Firefox). Until that happens, rely on your OS for multiple user set ups.More at Google
The beauty of using a cellphone as a flashlight is that you always have it on you. The same can’t be said for something like a Mag-Lite as it just isn’t practical to carry something so large around all the time. There are multiple downsides to phone-based light though, the foremost being that they just don’t project a lot of light. Then there is also the factor of battery life… plus if your phone dies then you aren’t just out of like, you can’t make calls either. Enter ICON, a company that has focused on designing high-powered miniature light sources that also convey a bit of geek-cred to those who wear them.Pictured above is the ICON Link, which retails for around $27.99 at places like Radio Shack and Home Depot. Built to be rugged and portable, the Link can attach to a belt loop using a built-in carabiner, making it easy to access it when needed. It’s not a load-bearing ‘biner, so don’t expect to go climbing with this thing, but it will ensure that your flashlight stays where you clip it.Inside the aluminum body is a high-intensity, power-regulated LED that never needs replacing (according to the company, but they probably mean it won’t need to be replaced for a very long time) that is powered by a single AA battery. Both the power switch and the lens have waterproofing that allow this unit to be dropped into three feet of water for over a nhour without damage. Two different intensity levels are available with the Link, a high intensity beam that will chew through the battery in about three hours, and a less powerful option that will give 70 hours of life.There is a pretty wide gap between the two modes as the high setting has a brightness of 50 lumens, with the alternate setting coming in at just 6. That is a lot of power for a light that only weighs 3.1 ounces.As mentioned above, you can get the Link in major retail stores, or online of course. It not only looks like a cool gadget, but it could be a fun gift for the Everyday Carry (EDC) geek in your life.More at ICON
Facebook Randy Torkkola Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Pinterest Out of the three releases,Emma’s release was the saddest one. At least Darren Young was a WWE Tag Team Champion and Summer Rae getting released was not a big loss. Aside from BFF,being the manager with Fandango,feuding with Natalya and feuding/teaming up with Layla,associating with Rusev/feuding with Lana she didn’t do too much. Plus,she hasn’t been on tv in months. Videos Articles Seth Rollins October 30, 2017 at 5:49 am Now Playing Up Next October 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm Kurt Angle Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Say it ain’t so! Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Just when I thought finally she is getting a bit of much deserved push, WWE release her. Cameron Huff Now Playing Up Next 7 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next Moments ago, WWE.com announced the release of Emma from the company.“WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Emma. WWE wishes Emma the best in all of her future endeavors.”Emma (Tenille Dashwood) just took part in a match with Asuka in what was Asuka’s main roster debut last Sunday at the TLC PPV. The two also had a rematch on RAW the following night.She signed a developmental deal with WWE back in 2011 after a stint on the independent wrestling scene that started in 2005 and later restarted back up in 2008 after injuries.Dashwood has not commented on the release as of this morning.Thanks to our friends at Online World of Wrestling for help with this report.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Are you thinking about the Raw female captain? She gets rewarded, Emma is released. Oh, the irony. ;- ( Anonymous October 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm I thought Emma’s release kind of put in left field since she received new entrance music. Al79 Twitter Must have been hard to work with, because there are worse wrestlers still on the women’s roster. Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Cesaro WhatsApp Google+ Matt Demarle October 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm J™ I wonder how much the Emmalina stuff soured WWE on her. It’s too bad, Emma was one woman I wanted to see hit big. October 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm October 29, 2017 at 11:08 pm Steven Herrera WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. Videos Articles October 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm
Google+ Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with Glenn Jacobs (aka WWE star Kane) talking about his victory earlier this week for Knox County Mayor in Tennessee.Jacobs noted that he received a text message from Vince McMahon after his win.“Vince has been very supportive throughout this entire endeavor. Vince wants all of us to do well, no matter what we’re doing, because it reflects well on the company. On a personal level, between me and him, it’s important to me that he is proud of me. He’s done so much for me and for my family. He sent me a text that got me all choked up.”Paul Heyman working with NXT talentThe official WWE NXT Instagram posted a photo of Paul Heyman at the Performance Center this week working with NXT talent in Orlando. WhatsApp 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Facebook NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events
If you catch a flight to or from Portland, will you ride aboard the type of Boeing jet involved in two recent plane crashes? Probably not.Based on available flight-plan information, Portland International Airport expects to see only 12 flights aboard the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the model of plane involved in two recent catastrophic crashes, through the end of the month.The airport has about 250 flights per day, said Kama Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Port of Portland, which owns and operates PDX.Per the airport’s pre-scheduled flight information, only one carrier, Southwest Airlines, has any local flights planned with the 737 MAX 8, she said.That they’re already scheduled flights is an important distinction, she said.Flight schedules are planned and changed based on many factors. While those plans and schedules are set ahead of time, which make and model plane a given flight will use might not factor into the process until after a passenger has bought a ticket, she said.The best way to figure that out what plane you’ll be on is to contact the airline directly, she said.“Really, the best resource for the traveler is the airline,” she said.Several other airlines that serve the Portland airport use the MAX 8 in their fleets — including American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines — but Simonds said they don’t fly that plane out of the airport.Alaska Airlines, the biggest carrier at PDX, has 32 of the slightly larger 737 MAX 9 jets on order, but isn’t scheduled to receive the first one until June. The 737 MAX is a new series of planes, with only about 350 delivered out of more than 5,000 ordered.
Sevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.
Police are trying to locate 30 to 40 people who had their financial information compromised because of a mail theft in Vancouver.Hundreds of pieces of stolen mail were recovered Saturday at a house in the 6100 block of Northwest Cherry Street, Vancouver Police Department Spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. The homeowner found the mail in a bedroom that had been used by a relative, and none of the mail was associated with the Cherry Street address or the house guest, police said.Police have identified the suspect but have not made an arrest in the case. They did not release the suspect’s name.The mail included credit cards, checks and other financial information for 30 to 40 people, mostly living in the Northwest Neighborhood in Vancouver, police said. Some of the victims may be from outside of that area.Vancouver police are in the process of contacting the victims in an effort to encourage them to place fraud alerts on their accounts and to notify their financial institutions. Police advise anyone who believes they may be the victim of mail theft or identity theft to make a police report, contact their financial institution or credit card company, and contact all three credit bureaus to run credit reports.U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Helton said that mail theft isn’t a common occurrence, but the agency assists police when it is reported.
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Southeast Alaska has seen economic growth in the last five years but that growth could soon be stalled by state budget cuts. That was the message being shared at the Southeast Conference going on in Petersburg this week.Listen NowMaelani Schijvens presents “Southeast Alaska by the Numbers 2016″ to the Southeast Conference in Petersburg, Sept. 20. (Photo by Angela Denning, KFSK – Petersburg)By nearly all accounts, Southeast Alaska has seen growth in recent years. An annual economic report shows people coming to the region in droves. In the last five years, the population has grown by four percent, jobs have grown by four percent, job earnings have increased by 16 percent and passenger arrivals by plane, ferry and cruise ships has increased by 15 percent.Meilani Schijvens is with Rain Coast Data.“But all of that doesn’t mean anything with the fiscal contraction of the state budget,” Schijvens said.Schijvens was presenting the information to a few hundred attendees at the Southeast Conference. According to the annual report, “if it wasn’t for the state government’s impending fiscal meltdown, the region would be well positioned for a prosperous future”.“We have so many bright spots in our private sector economy,” Schijvens said. “We have lots of great indicators and they’re going the right way.”Over the last five years, Southeast has added over 2,700 people and 2,000 jobs. Government makes up the more than a third of the jobs. The seafood industry employs 12 percent followed by tourism at nine percent. But state jobs in the region are expected to decrease by 200 positions in the first half of 2017. 500 other state jobs were lost in Southeast over last two years.“The reduced spending at the state doesn’t just impact state jobs,” Schijvens said. “There are so many businesses out there that have most of their contracts and most of their employees working to serve state government either on state government contracts providing services to the state so the impact of the loss of these jobs and the loss of state dollars in the Southeast Alaska economy is going to be very significant.”Lt. Governor Byron Mallott is the keynote speaker at the Southeast Conference. He and the administration have long been touting the need for a state fiscal plan to address much lower oil revenue.“I think it’s important for all of us to realize at this point it is a self-inflicted storm,” Mallott said.Mallott blamed the Legislature for not putting a fiscal plan in place amidst a multi-billion dollar budget deficit. He said we don’t just need different revenue sources but a different core economy. And he believes local communities will continue to be hit.“We are essentially visiting the result upon local government because these services have to be met and if the state doesn’t do them in many respects core services will be demanded by local citizens of their local governments,” Mallott said.Mallot is optimistic though that law makers will find solutions in the 2017 session.Meanwhile, tourism in Southeast has been growing. Last year, the region broke the record for number of people arriving by airplane. But Schijvens said a reduction in the state’s tourism marketing budget could impact the industry. It was $18 million in 2015 but it’s been whittled down to $1.5 million for this fiscal year.One silver lining in government job loss is the U.S. Coast Guard. Southeast Alaska is home to 34 communities and more than 1,000 islands. The geography makes travel challenging and often happens on the water by boats, ferries and cruise ships. To help keep the area safe, the Coast Guard employs nearly 800 people in the region, a work force that’s increased by 26 percent in the last five years. Those federal jobs should be safe, said Schijvens.“Expect to see all sectors of government continue to shed jobs with the exception of the Coast Guard,” she said.Despite its remote nature Southeast is a good place to live if you’re older, according to statistics. Most of the population growth has come from an increased number of seniors. In the last five years, people ages 65 to 80 has increased by 42 percent.“The average age in Southeast Alaska is five years older than the state as a whole,” Schijvens said.The State’s Department of Labor predicts that one third of Southeast’s population will be over the age of 60 in the next few years.Overall, the Southeast region represents 10 percent of the state’s economy.The Southeast Conference continues in Petersburg through Thursday.
REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeThe Income-Tax Department on Thursday raided properties belonging to National Stock Exchange (NSE) officials and a few brokers over the co-location server controversy.A senior official confirmed the development to Business Standard and said that searches were being carried out by the Delhi I-T department in coordination with a Mumbai team.Some senior NSE officials are also under the radar. Former NSE MDs Ravi Narain and Chitra Ramkrishna, Suphrabhat Lala are reportedly on the search list.”The searches are to find out the beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities and to look for the evidence of illegal gratifications received by brokers for the benefit their actions passed on to beneficiaries,” the official told BS.OPG Securities’ promoter Sanjay Gupta is at the centre of the co-location controversy. It is learnt that some brokers had availed the server co-location facility and got preferential access to the exchange’s trading system.The brokers could access the price feed faster, giving them an advantage over others. It is also alleged that the breach happened with the connivance of some NSE officials. However, it is not proved yet.Sources told the business daily that the action has been initiated by the department after getting approval from Union Finance Ministry. Each one named in the show-cause notice (SCN) by market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will be probed by the I-T department, sources added.Earlier in May, the capital market regulator had served SCNs to NSE and 14 of its current and former key management personnel for alleged irregularities at its co-location facility, reported BS. NSE has already sent its response to the SCN issued by SEBI.On Wednesday, NSE also submitted a forensic audit report on the cash market, currency derivatives, and interest rate in futures markets relating to the ongoing co-location case. The forensic report has been prepared by E&Y and the Indian School of Business, Moneycontrol reported.
On the same day, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus will take visitors on a musical trip throughout the US with Pride Concert: The United States of Broadway.Furthermore, Portland’s very own Sasha Scarlett will be the special guest at the annual charity party Gaylabration. Now in its seventh year, the dance raises funds for the LGBTI community.‘Portland’s gay equivalent of the Super Bowl’Started in 1987 when drag queen Lady Elaine Peacock fulfilled her dream of hosting a drag variety show in Portland, Peacock in the Park is one of the most anticipated, family-friendly events during Pride month.Lady Elaine Peacock was a legendary drag queen in Portland | Photo: Courtesy of Peacock in the ParkDescribed as ‘Portland’s gay equivalent of the Super Bowl’ by Portland Monthly, the show will take place at Washington Park on 24 June.This year’s event will be hosted by Maria Peters Lake and Poison Marie Waters. The two took over after Lady Peacock died in 1993 of complications due to HIV/AIDS.Entertainers will include the Guinness World Record’s Oldest Working Drag Queen Darcelle XV.The show will also raise fund for the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund, established in Memory of Peacock’s Mother and dedicated to LGBTI students or students of LGBTI parents.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . 7 US Pride festivals off the beaten track that will blow you awayLargest U.S. Gay Pride Los Angeles in West Hollywood under attack?When is Pride? Check out our international Pride calendar 2018Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pride-northwest-portland/ Visitors from up and down the West Coast will gather in Portland to celebrate the LGBTI community at the annual Pride NorthWest on 16-17 June. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Those familiar with sketch comedy Portlandia will remember characters dubbing Portland ‘the city where young people go to retire’, mocking its hipster vibe. Well, not this weekend.Sipping an overpriced coffee in a cute cafe is not an option this time around, as pride celebrations in one of the kinkiest US cities will drive you out of your usual exposed brick walls.One of the most popular on the West CoastThe activities in Oregon’s largest city will culminate in the annual Portland Pride Parade on 17 June. As usual, lesbian motorcycle club Dykes on Bikes will open the parade, leading marchers to Waterfront Park.Portland Pride in 2014 | Photo: WikiThe park will also be the setting of the Waterfront Festival. Despite being one of the few pride events without a fee in the US, there is an $8 suggested donation.Portland has held prides since the 1970s, but it was in 1994 that Pride Northwest took over to turn it in one of the most popular of the West Coast.This year’s events will include The Official Portland Trans Pride Parade and Portland Dyke March, both on 16 June. Portland Pride Parade in 2016 | Photo: Wiki GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) – The implementation of a new foreign investment law passed in Myanmar earlier this month has been delayed because the country’s president is sending it back to parliament for fine-tuning, an official said Monday.President Thein Sein is asking parliament to make “some minor amendments” to make the law clearer and more flexible, president’s office director Maj. Zaw Htay said. Parliament reconvenes in the third week of October. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like The law had been anxiously awaited when it was finally passed Sept. 7, the last day of the most recent session of parliament. But some investors criticized the legislation as too vague and not attractive enough to foreign investors.Attracting foreign direct investment is seen as crucial to the government’s ambitious plans for economic expansion. Thein Sein launched economic and political reforms when he took office last year after almost five decades of military rule, during which foreign sanctions and restrictive laws kept the economy stagnant.Zaw Htay said one change suggested by Thein Sein concerned a clause limiting the foreign stake in joint ventures to 50 percent. That provision was already amended from the law’s original proposal limiting foreign holding to 49 percent.Thein Sein believes the joint venture ratio ought to be flexible and should depend on the particular sector, with details to be prescribed later in a by-law by the Investment Commission, said Zaw Htay.He said the president also wants parliament to give clearer definitions in the list of sectors in which foreign investment will be restricted.The law as passed has 11 sectors _ including farming, livestock breeding, fishing and agriculture _ barred to foreign investors, but Thein Sein wants the law to more precisely define those sectors to avoid misunderstandings. Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Sponsored Stories Myanmar desires foreign investment because it has an inefficient agricultural sector and small industrial base, and most of its export earnings come from extractive industries, especially natural gas.Western nations earlier this year eased economic sanctions instituted against the repressive former military regime, lifting another barrier to foreign investment. Reforms to the financial system, especially the jettisoning of an onerous dual exchange rate system, were also made to encourage investors.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)