OTTAWA – Canada’s national unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent in January. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (revised numbers from the previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador 14.0 per cent (14.7)— Prince Edward Island 10.6 (9.7)— Nova Scotia 8.2 (8.0)— New Brunswick 9.1 (7.8)— Quebec 5.4 (5.0)— Ontario 5.5 (5.6)— Manitoba 5.6 (5.6)— Saskatchewan 5.4 (6.5)— Alberta 7.0 (7.0)— British Columbia 4.8 (4.6)
21 April 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over this weekend’s heavy fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, and deplored the substantial number of civilian deaths and injuries that have been suffered. In a statement, Mr. Ban “urges parties to the conflict in Mogadishu to refrain from the indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force that endangers the lives of civilians, particularly in heavily populated civilian areas, and reminds them that any targeting of non-combatants is a violation of international law.” Also condemning the weekend clashes, the top United Nations envoy to the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation – which has not had a functioning national government and has been riven by factional fighting since Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime was toppled in 1991 – characterized the violence as “senseless.” Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, underscored that the innocent are the victims of the fighting, which would only make achieving reconciliation and reconstruction more difficult. “It is unjustifiable for such violence to erupt particularly when both the Transitional Federal Government [TFG] and the opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia have courageously expressed their willingness to talk about peace and reconciliation,” he said in a press release issued in Nairobi. Last month, the TFG announced that it is ready to enter into discussions with the opposition. “I once again appeal to everyone to accelerate efforts to restore stability and unity and stop the violence which is bringing only misery and destruction to the people of Somalia,” Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. Earlier this month, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that the country’s humanitarian situation is deteriorating faster than expected, owing to an unusually harsh dry season, rising insecurity and soaring inflation rates. OCHA revised upwards the number of those living in a state of humanitarian emergency from 315,000 to 425,000, and the number of newly displaced people from 705,000 to 745,000. As of the end of March, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated that 70,000 people have fled the violence in Mogadishu since the start of 2008.
“Sam Bokarie and Johnny Paul Koroma are international fugitives hiding in Liberia,” David M. Crane, the Court’s Prosecutor said in Freetown yesterday. “I expect Mr. Taylor to fulfil his international obligations and immediately release these war criminals to the Court. Any credibility he still has with the international community is now linked to this promise.” Mr. Crane offered specific, up-to-the minute details regarding the whereabouts of the fugitives for Liberian authorities in the wake of reports late last week that Monrovia had no information on the two, and that President Taylor was committed to ridding the sub-region of violent non-state actors. Mr. Crane said the Court had “credible information” that, as of Sunday morning, Mr. Koroma was in the Foya Kamala area in Liberia’s Lofa County, and that Mr. Bokarie is in Kahnple, a small village in Nimba County. The two former rebel commanders were indicted along with five other suspects implicated in a decade’s worth of human rights violations during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. All had connections to the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), and now face charges ranging from murder and sexual slavery, to forced conscription of children and attacks on UN peacekeepers. Only Mr. Koroma and Mr. Bokarie remain at large.According to Alan White, the Court’s Chief of Investigations, Mr. Koroma is allegedly commanding a new, heavily-armed unit of perhaps 3,000 former RUF militia, set up by President Taylor. The arms have come from outside the country, in spite of the UN arms embargo. Mr. Bokarie is also said to be accompanied by an RUF contingent. “I call on all West African nations, and others genuinely interested in peace and stability for the region to seize, arrest and surrender these individuals to the Court,” Mr. Crane said, adding that there could be no peace in West Africa until this was done. “There can be no hiding place for them. They must be brought to justice.”
Access to clean water and improved sanitation and waste management remain some of the most pressing environmental challenges for Tajikistan, according to a United Nations review of the Central Asian nation’s management of its environment, published today.Carried out by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the so-called Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Tajikistan – the second of its kind – covers ten issues of importance to the country related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies, climate change, water management, waste management, human health and the environment and biodiversity conservation. It notes a series of improvements, including significant changes to the legal and policy framework in the area of the environment, as well as challenges that the country is still facing.It is the second such review of progress made by the country in the management of its environment, with the first having been carried out in 2004. The EPRs are independent, external assessments that are carried out under the auspices of the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy. Tajikistan has abundant water resources, according to the regional commission. However, due to institutional weaknesses as well as inadequate funding and outdated infrastructure in the water sector, there are multiple challenges in the use and protection of water resources. The EPR finds that only one third of Tajikistan’s 7.2 million inhabitants have access to chlorinated piped water. Some 30 per cent rely on spring water and the remainder of the population depend on river and ditch water sources. Only five per cent of the population are connected to public sewerage. The functioning of the water supply and sewerage systems is, moreover, frequently interrupted by power outages, which is also a source of water contamination, the Review finds. Frequent power cuts limit water supply to a few hours per day. Although there has been an overall improvement since 2004 in the quality of drinking water, 15 per cent of samples do not meet bacteriological standards today. Waste management has been receiving more attention since 2004. Nevertheless, today municipal solid waste collection services are only provided for the urban population, which represents about 26 per cent of the total population. Waste disposal practices require urgent improvement as even in the capital, Dushanbe, the city’s single disposal site does not meet sanitary norms and standards. Tailing ponds from mining activities also pose a threat to human health in the country, according to the EPR. Approximately 54.8 million tons of waste from past uranium mining operations are still located in unsecured sites in northern Tajikistan, a number of them close to Khujand, the country’s second-largest city.The Review concludes with a set of 47 recommendations to the country to improve management of its environment, to better integrate the goals of sustainable development into sectoral policies, to promote greater accountability to the public and to strengthen cooperation with the international community.
For the fifth time in two years, President Barack Obama will come to Ohio State’s campus.As originally reported by The Lantern, Obama is scheduled to host a grassroots event on the Oval with special guest Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas Tuesday.Doors are scheduled to open 2 p.m. at the corner of Neil and West 17th avenues. The event is free and open to the public, although attendees will need to RSVP for entry, which can be done on Obama’s website.Tickets are also available at the Obama for America offices in the South Campus Gateway, Clintonville, Whitehall, Upper Arlington and German Village.Gustavo Castaneda, a third-year in aerospace engineering, said his schoolwork will keep him from attending the event.“I have midterms before and homework to do,” he said. “I really have to allocate my time to that.”Obama was last in Columbus Sept. 17, when he spoke in Schiller Park in German Village to a crowd of about 4,500. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has not yet visited OSU’s campus, but he was in Columbus Sept. 26 at Westerville South High School, where he spoke to a crowd of about 1,700. Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan are scheduled to visit Ohio this week.Peter Syverud, a first-year in undecided engineering, said he won’t miss an opportunity to see the president.“I just think that since I’m a citizen of the United States if the president’s coming to town I should go listen to him,” he said.Romney’s youngest son, Craig Romney, stopped on campus Saturday to help with a campaign effort called Buckeye Blitz.The 31-year-old talked to College Republicans at the Ohio Union and went door-to-door with them around the campus area talking about the campaign.“We’ve got a great group of volunteers here and we just wanted to get out and thank them for all they’re doing but also help them get on their way with the Buckeye Blitz this weekend,” Craig Romney said in an exclusive interview with The Lantern.Craig Romney said Ohio and the youth vote is critical for this election and that they’ve seen a swing of support among younger voters for his father.“They see this tremendous deficit that’s been left by this president and I think they understand that’s going to be our generation’s burden to pay that debt,” Craig Romney said.The first presidential debate was held Wednesday evening at the University of Denver in Colorado, a swing state, and many analysts declared Romney the winner.Results of the latest Gallup poll place Romney within three points of Obama, 49-46.Danielle Seamon and Todd Avery contributed to this story
The fitness columnist married James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Bucklebury in May 2017 following a one-year engagement. Pippa – who is known for her love of sport – also revealed she had refused to give up one of her favourite sporting hobbies during her pregnancy – tennis. Pippa wears high heels to Princess Eugenie’s wedding despite being three days from giving birth. With husband James Matthews (left) and brother James Middleton (right)Credit:Getty/Getty Pippa with her brother James Middleton in the Royal Box at Wimbledon in July 2018Credit:Heathcliff O’Malley/TMG Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews welcomed their first child together – within hours of Harry and Meghan announcing their pregnancy news.A spokesman confirmed mother and baby were doing well after the child’s arrival at 1.58pm on Monday, weighing 8lb 9oz.“James and Pippa have had a baby boy,” said the spokesman. “Everyone is delighted.”Pippa’s pregnancy was revealed in April, around the same time that her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The 35-year-old appeared heavily pregnant at Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday, wearing an emerald green dress and black high heels. The birth of Pippa’s child comes weeks after her brother-in-law Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams had their first child – Theodore. On Monday, the couple were spotted arriving with packed bags at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, the private maternity ward where Kate gave birth to her three children.An onlooker said hedge fund manager James went home briefly on Monday night to walk the couple’s dogs before returning to the hospital.Shortly after the happy news was revealed, Kensington Palace said in a short statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are thrilled for Pippa and James.”Pippa, 35, didn’t confirm she was expecting until June, when she opened up about her first trimester. “I was lucky to pass the 12-week scan without suffering from morning sickness,” she wrote in her Waitrose fitness column. “That meant I was able to carry on as normal.” “I’ve been a tennis fan since childhood, as player and spectator, and have been keen to continue playing safely throughout pregnancy,” she wrote in her column. “Take Serena Williams – she famously proved that women can play a high level of tennis from two months (when she won the 2017 Australian Open) up to eight months.”
CLERYS DEPARTMENT STORE is to reopen on 21 November, just in time for the Christmas shopping rush.The O’Connell Street shop has been closed since July, when heavy rain and thunder and lightening damaged the building.“Following four months of extensive refurbishment work, the 160-year old retail emporium that is Clerys, had been restored to its former glory,” managing director Dominic Prendergast said today.In a brief statement, owners OCS Operations Ltd, added that the damage was repaired and building restored with the support of Allianz insurers.Previously, a spokesperson for the store told TheJournal.ie that all staff who had been laid off in July will come back on board, while some had already returned for “various projects”.Related: Clerys ‘hoping to reopen with a bang’ for Christmas periodMore: Irish families to spend an average of €894 this ChristmasPoll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
LOOKING BACK ON a week consumed by Ming Flanagan’s mobile phone habits and shamrock-filled ceremonies across the globe, it is easy to be cynical about the work being carried out in Dáil Eireann.But on a day – a Friday, no less – this month, one mother heard details of a plan that could relieve the stress and worry that has weighed her down for the past twenty years.Bernie Galligan’s son Conor lives with autism, a hidden condition that is neither an intellectual disability or a mental health disorder. It is its own entity that Irish law does not provide for.“Stuck between a rock and a hard place” is how TD Michael McCarthy describes it.Conor is now 20 years old and goes to college at the National Learning Network in Letterkenny. He is one of the lucky ones, according to his mother, in what has been called the “postcode lottery”.The facilities there are fantastic and the family are “very happy” with the everyday skills he is picking up. He is learning how to become independent and “let go of the apron strings” – just like every 20-year-old man in Ireland’s third-level institutions.“I am learning how to cook, skills and doing some sports,” Conor told TheJournal.ie. “This week it was snooker and football.” (He prefers snooker because he’s better at it)But Bernie and Conor know they have been fortunate.“I am aware a lot of people who are in a different position. Once their child turns 18, they ask, ‘What now?’“That should never be the case. They should know where their child is headed. It is stressful enough without having that uncertainty.”It is the uncertainty that Deputy McCarthy wants to eradicate in his Autism Bill, a piece of legislation which will put an obligation on the State to provide services for adults living with ASD.“Parents face a cliff edge when their child turns 18. Whatever services existed are gone, there is nothing there and we need to address this specific anomaly and bring continuity.”The Bill he brought to the Dáil earlier this month will provide an autism strategy that puts a legal requirement on the government to ensure there is access to housing, education, training and healthcare services for those with autism.Bernie and Conor sat in the gallery at Leinster House as the legislation was debated on a Friday afternoon.“I’ve been thinking it over since then,” she says. “I’m happy that the onus is put on the government. That they ensure that each individual with ASD reach their maximum potential – that their strengths and talents recognised and nurtured, the same as everybody else.”For her, it means she knows Conor’s rights will always be protected.“It takes away the stress and worry. You will have a law in your hand and you can tell people, ‘Hold on, you have to help me here.’“A lot of these children have talents but have never really been recognised. They have been put in with learning disabilities but that is not always the case. Many are gifted at certain things, such as computers and arts. There are a whole lot of areas of excellence so it is not fair to write them off. Everyone deserves an opportunity.”IsolationAfter twenty years, the Donegal resident expresses her gratitude to McCarthy for bringing the issue to the fore as it will make her “latter years a lot easier knowing there is a law to protect my son”.“I cannot explain how stressful it is living with the disorder. You don’t know where they are going, how their life will pan out. You become a prisoner in your own home.“The child is isolated in that they are not able to communicate. Because of the difficulty of bringing them to other places, everyone in the family ends up isolated. Parents and siblings.“I feel strongly for the siblings. They can’t bring their friends around for fear that they may be hit or bitten. Young girls can be particularly embarrassed when they act out while in company. You could be living in New York City and still feel isolated.By attending the Dáil sitting, Conor made Bernie an extremely proud mother.“It was a huge thing,” she explained. “He acknowledged that his name was mentioned. It made me very proud.“As a mother, you want every child to have an equal opportunity. Perhaps now, they will be recognised the way they should always have been.”What does she hope the Act will provide for? As well as education, training and other services, the Donegal native believes counselling for the whole family has to become part of the package.“That has to be part of the care because there are quite a lot of siblings who have suffered as a result.”She is also hopeful for the inter-departmental approach the legislation outlines.“There is a need for everyone to pull together and stop passing the buck between departments.”Political UnityThe Autism Act, which McCarthy hopes will be completed and implemented by this summer, will demonstrate a rare moment of political unity at Leinster House.On 8 March, politicians from every party stood up in support of the legislation. “It was a great exercise in parliamentary democracy,” claims the Cork TD.Quite rightly, there was no chance of this being made into a “political football”, added Bernie. “You just wouldn’t go there. It is too serious an issue.”Such bipartisanship, however, is still to be lauded. As is the idea of a backbencher’s legislation being taken on by government.McCarthy believes it has not happened since the 1980s, giving praise to Brendan Howlin’s reforms which have allowed for Friday sittings and private members’ bills.“There are times that you feel like you are fighting against the bureaucratic wind. But the Friday opportunities are significant. As backbenchers, if we have issues there is now a way to purse them.”He believes the Autism Act will be his legacy, regardless of what else he achieves in his political career.“I have worked on it for about a year. You look at a mother of a person with autism and you think, this isn’t right. It’s a bit like having a pension between the ages of 65 and 70 and then just having it taken off you. I will always be pleased that we could provide this Act to families but this is just a first step in the journey, not the finishing point.”And he was given a poignant reminder of that by Conor, who sent him this card with the following message:“To Michael McCarthy. Thank you for helping all the people with autism. Conor Deeny”Column: Autism – the ‘hidden condition’ – has been ignored for too long
Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, BVI, escape, prisoners Detainees duped and cuffed the Security Guard to escape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSeptember 12, 2017 – British Virgin Islands – More than 100 inmates are believed have escaped a prison on the British Virgin Islands after the building was blown open by Hurricane Irma.As many as 120 prisoners may have fled the ‘partially destroyed’ site on the island of Tortola as the storm wreaked another day of devastation on the Caribbean.It is unknown whether the prisoners fled for their own safety as the hurricane caused devastation across the islands.The prison is believed to house up to 200 inmates in total.More than £1billion worth of damage has been caused to the British Virgin Islands as the eye of Irma crossed over the region.Police officers based in the UK are being sent to the country’s overseas territory to aid with the response.The National Police Chiefs’ Council said: “Following official requests made through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British police officers will be providing support to the British Virgin Islands Police Force.“Two members of the UK police cadre, who offer support to the military in times of international crisis, flew out yesterday evening (Friday) with a further 53 British officers, from 14 police forces, due to depart Brize Norton tomorrow (Sunday), in cooperation with the MOD.”Hurricane Irma has damaged and left behind rubble in some Carribean islands, killing 24 people. Reports of damages throughout the Leeward Islands as Hurricane Irma hits
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — Rescue crews resumed searching for an 8-year-old boy, two days after he went missing while swimming off Florida’s Atlantic coast.Crews resumed searching for Hezekiah Hill, Monday morning, after having ended their continuous search at sundown, on Sunday.Officials said the boy was playing in the surf on New Smyrna Beach, near Daytona Beach. when the strong currents pulled him into deeper water, Saturday. His 11-year-old sister tried to rescue him, but she was also pulled out and had to be rescued by lifeguards.His mother, Bonita Hill, said she still holds out hope Hezekiah will be found alive. “I can’t think, I can’t eat, I can’t sleep. All I can think about is my son,” she said. “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, on nobody. I just want my son. That’s it.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their annual report. According to the CDC’s report, there were 180 firearm-related deaths in Alaska in 2017. During that time frame Alaska’s suicide rate was either the first or second highest in the nation. Suicide was the leading cause of death among Alaskans aged 10–64 years and is the sixth leading cause of death overall in the state, according to the bulletin. The state Department of Health and Social Services released an information bulletin stating that 1,103 people killed themselves between 2012-17. Alaska ranked at 24.5, more than double the national average of 11.8. Alaska once again ranked 2nd for suicide related deaths, also for the four straight years, with 27 suicide related deaths per capita in 2017. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can: call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska has once again taken the top spot in gun related deaths per capita nationwide, for the fourth year in a row.
NEW DELHI: In this 35th meeting, the GST council on Friday decided to introduce an e-ticketing system for all the multiplexes in the country, where it will be mandatory for multiplexes to issue electronic tickets. It will be convenient for the customers, and it will ensure proper revenue for state and central government. This move is set to help tax authorities contain the menace of tax evasion. Also Read – Custody of Ratul Puri extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us “E-invoicing is a rapidly expanding technology which would help taxpayers in backward integration and automation of tax relevant processes,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement after the GST council meeting. Few of the Largest multiplexes like PVR cinemas in the City have already implemented the E-ticketing system, tax consultants said that the move was more symbolic with many viewing it as a precursor to extending the mandate to single -screen theatres in the coming months. Also Read – Who is your CM candidate, AAP asks BJP Advertise With Us With the GST council decision, the phase -1 is proposed to be voluntary and would be rolled -out from January 2020. The decision to implement e-involving model means that technology will continue to play a critical role in tax administration. “While the system could initially be implemented for the B2B segment only, but with e-ticketing for multi-screen cinema halls, a similar mechanism is also proposed for B2C Segment. Advertise With Us If this experiment turns out to be successful, one could see this mechanism getting extended to other B2C segments as well. Another anti-evasion measure taken by the council is requiring registered multiplexes to issue a tax invoice. Accordingly, the electronic ticket issued by them would be deemed a tax invoice.
The Frankfurt Motor show is one of the car industrys major events held in Germany, the home of many car developers. Krueger, the CEO of Munich-based BMW was taken off stage by two assistants after collapsing and the company put an end to the press meeting.IBTimes UK reached out to BMWs press office, and a spokesman could confirm that Krüger is in stable condition. He was able to walk off stage, although helped by two men.The spokesman, Max-Morten Borgmann, said in a statement: At the BMW Group Press Conference the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW Group, Harald Krüger, experienced a moment of dizziness.As a result, the Press Conference was cancelled in order that Mr Krüger could be examined by a doctor. Mr Krügers health is stable and he is recovering well.According to BMW, Mr Krüger was feeling unwell ahead of the conference. He presented the new BMW 7 Series Sedan at the popular car show. Close
© 2019 Science X Network Explore further An international team of researchers has succeeded in making 13,200 edits to a single cell—and the cell survived. In their paper uploaded to the bioRxiv preprint server, the team describes the edits they made, how they did it and why. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Distorted, stretched DNA may increase risk of off-target changes with CRISPR-Cas9 Citation: Record-breaking gene edit disables 13,200 LINE-1 Transposons in a single cell (2019, March 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-record-breaking-gene-disables-line-transposons.html The CRISPR gene editing technique has made headlines around the world over the past several years as researchers have used it to edit genes in a variety of ways. More recently, researchers have attempted to make multiple edits to the same cell. Up until now, the record was 62 edits as part of an effort to remove remnants of retrovirus genes in a pig genome.The researchers explain that the reason they are working to perfect the multiple edit technique is to give them a way to remove LINE-1 transposons, also known as “jumping genes.” LINE-1 transposons are snippets of DNA that can move from one part of a genome to another, hence the nickname. Prior work has suggested that they are not necessary, and in fact, can lead to problems such as genetic diseases. Prior work has also shown that they make up approximately 17 percent of the human genome. That means that each cell has a lot of them, but getting rid of them one at a time would be a difficult challenge, to say the least. Because of that, the researchers with this new effort sought to get rid of them all in one fell swoop.The team notes that they first tried the regular CRISPR editing technique, but found that it resulted in a lot of collateral damage typically ending in cell death. The group then switched to using a version of CRISPR that has been modified into what has been described as a base editor—a gene editor that does not cut the DNA strand, but instead makes in-place letter swaps. Because it did not cut anything, the approach allowed the team to edit thousands of genes without killing the cell. The researchers note that the 13,200 edits they made represented just half of the LINE-1 transposons in the cell they were working on, but plan to continue working until they find a way to remove them all. More information: Cory J. Smith et al. Enabling large-scale genome editing by reducing DNA nicking, bioRxiv (2019). DOI: 10.1101/574020 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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Related Content April 19, 2010 – President Barak Obama signed a bill granting temporary relief through June 1, 2010, from looming cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates, however, Michael Graham, Ph.D., M.D., president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), stresses a need for a long-term solution. “This is good news, and we are encouraged that the President has signed a bill to delay reimbursement cuts to medical imaging,” said Dr. Graham. “This extension may have bought us a little more time, but we are still in great need of a long-term solution that does not block access to medical services for Medicare patients.”Graham added that the danger to the medical community is “very real” and advises that a long-term fix is needed to solve this persistent threat. “We urge Congress to take action now to stop this waiting game and ensure access to the tests patients need.”“Medical imaging has come under greater threat than any other medical service,” said Robert W. Atcher, Ph.D., M.B.A., chair of SNM’s Government Relations Committee. “Nuclear medicine has seen greater cuts than other imaging modalities and is poised on the brink of disaster. It is a disservice to our profession and the patients we serve not to reimburse these tests at adequate levels.”This recent short-term fix delays cuts to medical imaging through June 1, by which time Congress will have to take further action to ensure access for patients. After the temporary fix expires, physicians will once again face severe cuts in the level of reimbursement they receive for caring for Medicare patients. In the past, Congress has failed to approve a permanent fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), instead passing a series of one-year patches to prevent proposed cuts. 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Tags: Italy, Theme Parks & Attractions Pisa’s Leaning Tower might be getting a towering Ferris wheel Travelweek Group Posted by ROME — The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.The Tuscan city’s culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower, or more than 50-meters (165-feet) -high.Plans call for it to be installed where a parking lot now stands for three months this summer to test its popularity.From the top of the wheel, riders will be able to see both the tower and the nearby Mediterranean Sea.But the culture advocacy group Italia Nostra says the amusement park-type attraction will clash with the city’s Medieval architecture, including structures such as the Leaning Tower and the Pisa Cathedral. Loading… Monday, February 27, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
TripAdvisor/JT_Turner3 If you’re familiar with the Sonoran Desert, you might think that its reaches are limited solely to Mexico. Think again: while this vast region is primarily contained within Mexico, it also stretches into parts of California and Arizona. In total, the Sonoran covers approximately 100,000 square miles and features some of the most unique desert conditions in the world. July 05, 2019 by Sophie Boudreau This Underrated Desert In The USA Was Named One Of The World’s Most Beautiful There’s nothing more hauntingly beautiful than America’s vast deserts. After all, these stretches of rock, sand, and shrubbery are home to some of the harshest conditions on the planet, but their difficult elements are easily matched by their natural beauty. There’s one desert here in the United States that often flies under the radar when it comes to planning outdoor excursions, but Travel + Leisure recently named it one of the world’s most underrated spots. Prepare to be enchanted. Despite its massive size, this delightful desert region is one of America’s true hidden gems. Have you made memories within the Sonoran Desert during previous vacations? Are there any other parks or trails we should be aware of? Be sure to share your experiences with us in the comment section below.To read about another fantastic desert destination in the United States, click here. Flickr/junaidrao While the Sonoran certainly qualifies as an arid landscape, it breaks the mold by experiencing rainy weather in the winter and summer months, which gives way to all sorts of breathtaking blooms and other natural surprises throughout. Posted in Travel News Flickr/Ade Russell Check out the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve when you’re craving a desert bike ride, head to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California for unforgettable views, or simply hop in the car and spend the day enjoying a self-guided driving tour through the desert’s spectacular stretches of land. Just don’t forget your water bottle! Flickr/Geoff Livingston If you’re ready to see America’s Sonoran Desert region for yourself, the options are seemingly endless. Begin with a journey to the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Maricopa, Arizona, where you’ll find nearly 500,000 acres of land to explore, complete with trails, scenic drives, and cacti galore.
UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said on Friday he had called a halt to shuttle diplomacy between the two leaders as both sides began engaging in the blame game.“Without a prospect for common ground, there is no basis for continuing this shuttle diplomacy,” Eide said in a short announcement.The special envoy said he had met the two leaders separately on Friday morning, and then met the ambassadors of the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council in a joint meeting. He would now inform the Secretary-General and seek his advice on the way forward, he said.Over the last nine days, following the May 17 leaders’ meeting, Eide said he had been engaged in active shuttle diplomacy between the two sides as requested by the leaders.“As both leaders have publicly expressed their desire to reconvene the Conference on Cyprus and to finalise all outstanding issues in Geneva, our sole focus has been to agree the modalities by which this can be achieved,” he said. “Unfortunately, despite serious efforts to overcome their differences regarding the modalities for meeting in Geneva, the leaders were unable to find common ground.”The Cyprus Mail understands that the modalities he was referring to were related to a modification President Nicos Anastasiades had made to his initial proposal, which was originally to discuss guarantees and security first in Geneva, followed by territory, and then the differences in the remaining four chapters. However, a caveat was added relating to the definition of “progress” in Geneva.Though it appears the Turkish Cypriot side was willing to follow the formula and sequence, the caveat added by Anastasiades became a sticking point.Anastasiades said on Friday in a written statement that since his original proposal was rejected by the Turkish Cypriot leader, he had submitted in writing the new compromise proposal.Under the modified proposal, the purpose of the conference would be to reach a comprehensive settlement on the chapter of security and/or “to achieve sufficient progress” within a range of agreement before moving on to territory.“In order to avoid any ambiguities or disagreements in Geneva, my proposal provided for progress to be made on the basis of specific and mutually agreed criteria,” he said. The leaders could not reach agreement however on what criteria might be laid down or how “sufficient progress” could be measured.Politis on Friday reported, citing sources, that the Greek Cypriot side wanted this in writing.The president said his proposal would have paved the way for an effective management of the chapter on territorial adjustments and then, an extensive negotiation to follow that would last for as long as needed, on the outstanding issues of the other four chapters, with the aim of achieving a comprehensive settlement.“Unfortunately, my new proposal was rejected by the Turkish side without consideration,” he said.Friday’s development with Eide throwing in the towel for now, was precipitated by Akinci’s refusal to attend a joint meeting of the leaders on Monday.Anastasiades said it was “with great sadness” that he learned from Eide that the Turkish Cypriot leader did not accept his compromise proposal and that Akinci had declined a joint meeting on Monday.The goal of the meeting would have been to review the situation in order to find a mutually acceptable approach that could have led to concrete steps, the president said. “The Turkish Cypriot leader rejected the invitation from the special adviser for a joint meeting on Monday, which I had accepted immediately,” he added.“My greatest disappointment is the content of the statement issued by the Turkish Cypriot leader in an attempt to blame the Greek Cypriot side on the pretext that I supposedly put conditions on the methodology to be followed in Geneva,” he said.Anastasiades, who has been accused by critics of stalling due to elections next year, said it was the Turkish side that was trying to impose conditions. He said Akinci wanted both leaders to lay their cards on the table in a give-and-take process in Geneva, and also to have Cyprus suspend drilling in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) slated for July. He said, meanwhile, all of his own proposals were rejected by Akinci.“If the Turkish Cypriot side, and Turkey in particular, want, as they say, to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, I am ready to attend a conference on Cyprus, in Geneva, at any time, but not for reasons of impression or to search for pretexts to blame, but for a meaningful and effective negotiation,” he said.Akinci said the Greek Cypriot side’s preconditions had been presented to him as an official position, but the Turkish Cypriot side would not accept preconditions.“Mr Anastasiades has clearly conveyed to us today that he will not change this stance,” he said, adding that the Greek Cypriot side was going back on every mutual understanding reached.Anastasiades’ desire was to eliminate the principle that “all issues will be discussed in an interconnected way” and to primarily discuss the chapter of security and guarantees. If that then was completed, they would take out the maps they exchanged in January in Geneva from the UN safe and complete the issue of territory, and then look into the remaining four chapters. “Such a way of negotiating is impossible,” said Akinci.He reiterated that the Turkish Cypriot side was ready to discuss all issues in an interconnected way in Geneva and to stay there until a result was reached. Akinci added that Eide’s efforts failed because of Anastasiades’ stance.Anastasiades said he was surprised by Akinci’s statement on the cross-negotiating of all the chapters, “since he himself, all this time, has been vigorously refraining from engaging in any cross-curricular dialogue related to the chapter on territory” except for the exchange of maps in Geneva, the president said.“At the same time, and with regard to the chapter on security and guarantees, he was claiming that the substantive negotiation shall only be discussed at the end of the process, as the guarantors must also be involved,” said Anastasiades.In their last meeting, the leaders did agree to a new Geneva conference and to ask the UN in consultation with the EU and guarantor powers to reconvene the meeting some time in June.Eide is to meet Greek Foreign minister Nicos Kotzias in Athens on Monday, while Anastasiades also had a phone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? 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