Donald Tusk: No grounds for optimism on Brexit deal

first_img whatsapp Speaking on the eve of EU leaders gathering in Brussels, Tusk called on Theresa May to put forward “concrete proposals” on how to break the deadlock over the Irish backstop plan.The European Council president claimed that a briefing from the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, together with May’s update to MPs in the Commons on Monday, “give me no grounds for optimism before tomorrow’s European Council on Brexit.”Read more: May refuses to set end date for when the UK will leave the EU customs unionEU leaders will now discuss stepping up preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, Tusk added.He heaped more pressure on May to offer compromises on the Irish backstop issue, telling reporters in Brussels: “Tomorrow, I am going to ask Prime Minister May whether she has concrete proposals on how to break the impasse. Only such proposals can determine if a breakthrough is possible.” Tags: Brexit Donald Tusk People Theresa May Share There are no grounds for optimism that a Brexit deal can be struck this week, European Council president Donald Tusk has warned just a day before a crunch summit. Tusk called for “a creative leader” to resolve the current deadlock, as he compared it to the mythical “Gordian knot” which was broken by Alexander the Great.“The clock is ticking and I hope that tomorrow, Theresa May will present something creative enough to solve this impasse,” he added.His comments came after May told her Cabinet to “stand together” in order to get a Brexit deal during an extended meeting of her top team.Read more: Theresa May tells Cabinet to ‘stand together’ over her Brexit plan Owen Bennett center_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndo Donald Tusk: No grounds for optimism on Brexit deal Tuesday 16 October 2018 5:28 pm whatsapplast_img read more

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Renua leader Leahy leaves party and outlines Laois-Offaly General Election plans

first_img TAGSJohn LeahyRenua 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin By Alan Hartnett – 11th June 2019 GAA Dom Dunne and John Leahy with supporters at the election count in Portlaoise on Monday The future of Renua looks uncertain as party leader John Leahy has announced that he has stepped down and resigned from the party with immediate effect.Renua fielded 27 candidates in the Local Election in May but only Leahy himself managed to get elected to Birr.Dominic Dunne went very close in Portlaoise but he just lost out to Thomasina Connell for the final seat in the Municipal District.But with no other candidate elected, Leahy feels he has failed as leader and, speaking to Midlands 103 this morning, he says he made the decision to resign a few days ago.He said: “I use the GAA analogy – I was the manager over the team for the last three years and in our first big outing we failed to win the match or win the election.“We could have got three or four elected. Dominic Dunne was very close in Portlaoise and Murty Galvin was close in Tullamore. But close doesn’t cut it.“You either win the match or you don’t. I don’t think the message was resonating with people.”Leahy was one of the forming members of Renua alongside Lucinda Creighton and Eddie Hobbs and recently topped the poll in Birr at the Local Elections.Leahy confirmed to Midlands 103 that he is now looking for a job but also says he will run in the next General Election as an independent candidate in Laois-Offaly.He said: “I am going to contest the General Election as an independent. You would want about €12,000 to run a decent campaign because you are competing against the big party machines.“That will be my third roll of the dice and I can’t keep rolling it. So it is one big push now.“I think I have something to offer. Whether people like me, hate me, buy into me or don’t – the one thing they can’t take away is that I am a hard worker.“I do think I have a place in Dail Eireann and I do think I stand up for rural issues.”SEE ALSO – Laois U-20 hurlers announce captain, vice-captain and panel ahead of Leinster championship Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleRathdowney ‘asylum seekers’ not sure how long they will remain in LaoisNext articleCONFIRMED: Laois senior, U-20 and minor football championship fixtures revealed Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Renua leader Leahy leaves party and outlines Laois-Offaly General Election plans NewsPolitics Renua leader Leahy leaves party and outlines Laois-Offaly General Election plans Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter GAA Facebook GAA Facebook Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

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Laois Councillors calls for members of fire services and cystic fibrosis suffers to receive Covid-19 vaccination

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Oakdale Nursing Home seeking to hire full and part-time staffNext articleThree Laois housing estates ‘taken in charge’ by County Council Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Council Laois Councillors calls for members of fire services and cystic fibrosis suffers… NewsCouncil Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Laois Councillors calls for members of fire services and cystic fibrosis suffers to receive Covid-19 vaccinationcenter_img Facebook Electric Picnic TAGSCovid-19John KingLaois County CouncilLaois County Fire and RescuevaccineWillie Aird “A lot of the time they are the first people there at an incident. Whether it is a fire or an accident.“And after speaking to them I believe they should be at a higher level on the priority list than they are.”Members of the fire service currently come in at Stage 10 under the roll-out plan.In support of the motion, Cllr John King, who is a retired fireman, also made the case for cystic fibrosis sufferers.According to the Fine Gael man, there are between 12 and 15 of those in Laois.He said: “I support this motion and the work that the fire service do.“Also I have concerns on cystic fibrosis sufferers in Laois.“I have learned that there are just 12 to 15 people in Laois with CF. I would also like them to be brought up the line.”It was agreed that Laois County Council would write a letter to the Department of Health on the matter.SEE ALSO – Sadness at death of the highly-regarded John Miller Two Laois Councillors have called for members of the fire service and those who suffer with cystic fibrosis to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as a matter of urgency.Fine Gael Cllr Willie Aird made the call in respect of the fire service at the January monthly meeting of Laois County Council which was held virtually.He said: “I’m am asking that Laois County Council calls on the Department of Health to increase the priority of members of the Fire Services to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.“I know that it is very difficult to decide who gets it and who doesn’t.“But the fire service is working on the frontline as well. Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 28th January 2021 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebooklast_img read more

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Hurricane Warning Now In Effect For Jamaica

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedHurricane Warning Now In Effect For Jamaica Hurricane Warning Now In Effect For Jamaica UncategorizedAugust 19, 2007 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail “A hurricane warning means that the island will be affected by hurricane conditions within the next 24hrs.”The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is advising the public that conditions will begin to deteriorate rapidly along the coastline as Hurricane Dean moves closer towards the island. All persons who live in communities close to the sea are advised to start evacuating NOW.Persons who live in flood prone communities such as on banks of gullies, rivers, streams and major drains, and in areas that have flooded in the past must evacuate to safer areas by 8:00 p.m., Sunday August 19. Communities such as:center_img RelatedHurricane Warning Now In Effect For Jamaica RelatedHurricane Warning Now In Effect For Jamaicalast_img read more

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Vancouver Fire Department works to discover, address inequities in emergency service delivery

first_imgThis research was initiated by VFD as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to improve equity in the delivery of its servicesAmerican Medical Response-Clark County Operations (AMR-CCO) contracted with Healthcare Equity Group to conduct an evaluation of equity in emergency medical service (EMS) treatments in Vancouver. This research was initiated by VFD as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to improve equity in the delivery of its services.“Ultimately, these findings will help us to be a better and stronger organization, one that is responsive to the needs of our increasingly diverse patient populations in Vancouver and ensure equitable care for all the patients we serve,” said Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes.The research conducted by Healthcare Equity Group consisted of:• An assessment of internal systems, policies and organization practices to identify gaps and opportunities in providing an environment where equity in performance can be better understood and modified.• A series of benchmark data analyses to evaluate equity in EMS treatments provided by VFD and AMR-CCO. The first two EMS treatments selected for analysis were pain management and cardiac chest pain.The report and findings were presented to the city, AMR-CCO and the Clark County Medical Program Director earlier this month. Major findings and recommendations from the report include:• The treatment equity analysis for both pain management and cardiac chest pain found treatment disparities in EMS services to some marginalized communities in Vancouver.• Recommendations for organizational improvement in several areas that have a direct impact on improving the treatment equity of EMS care, including reporting, training topics and resources, community outreach, language and interpretation practices, and data collection and management practices.“This analysis was a necessary first step to helping us to become aware that these inequities exist, examine the effects that inequities have on EMS patient care, and gain an understanding of the disparities that exist in our services,” said Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina.“The research initiated by the city and VFD parallels the work being done by AMR Portland surrounding the identification of treatment disparities and development of health equity initiatives to better serve their community,” said AMR Regional Director Rocco Roncarati. “The findings and recommendations from the research done in both Vancouver and Portland presents an opportunity for us to make a major change in how emergency medicine is delivered and potentially improve patient outcomes for future generations,”“I respect the professionalism and dedication of each and every one of our EMS providers, and I look forward to working together on eliminating treatment disparities for impacted communities in Vancouver,” added Molina.  A copy of the report can be found on the city’s website at www.cityofvancouver.us/fire.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Apartment resident assists in extinguishing fire early Saturday morning Next : Iyall to focus on health as he steps down as Cowlitz Tribe chairAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Vancouver Fire Department works to discover, address inequities in emergency service deliveryPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, August 24, 2020in: Newsshare 0 last_img read more

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Save up to $4,500 on these four-season family haulers

first_img See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from Unhaggle.com with resale value, dependability and overall ratings to find you the best deal for your money in new cars. This week, we look at mid-level crossovers with all-wheel-drive. The hot deals are on the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Premium, Mazda CX-9 GS and Nissan Murano SV.2018 Hyundai Santa Fe XLCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Hyundai Santa Fe XL Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $37,988 Nissan Canada Incentive*: $3,000Unhaggle Savings: $1,000 Total Savings: $4,000 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,935 Total Before Tax: $35,933 – click here for exclusive local pricingFor 2018, the Nissan Murano gets a number of upgrades, including standard GPS navigation and forward collision mitigation technology. The cabin is anchored by an eight-inch touchscreen that handles infotainment and navigation duties, along with and smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker sound system. The look is rich, with quality materials and attractive accents. Items like a heated eight-way power driver seat, a heated steering wheel and power moonroof are also part of the makeup.The rear seat is roomy and accommodates two adults in comfort, with 880 litres of cargo space behind. Folding the rear seats down bumps that to 1,840 litres and is accessed through a motion-activated power liftgate.While Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with automatic emergency braking is standard, getting blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and a drowsy driver alert requires moving up to the SL, for an extra $3,650. A lane-departure warning system with keep assist is not offered.The Murano is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 that puts 260 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque at the driver’s disposal. It works with a continuously variable transmission to drive all four wheels. Unlike most, the CVT is mostly civilized; under moderately aggressive acceleration, engine speeds and noise levels remain acceptably low, combating the usual ‘motorboating’ sensation. The all-wheel-drive system powers the front wheels until it detects slippage, and then sends torque rearward. It also features a lock mode for slipperier conditions. The Murano accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, and has a posted average fuel economy of 9.9 L/100 kilometres. Towing capacity is limited to 680 kilograms.The Murano’s suspension is compliant over most road surfaces, and it does a reasonable job of controlling body roll when pushed through a fast on-ramp. Likewise, the speed-sensitive steering delivers the right feel and feedback without being too weighty at slow speeds. It is not the sportiest of crossovers, but it holds its own nonetheless.The Murano has a sticker price of $35,933 after the combined Unhaggle discount of $4,000 is applied.Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Murano side-by-side right hereTransport Canada does not list any recalls for these three mid-level crossovers.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards the Santa Fe its best Top Safety Pick+ rating. It has Good scores for the usual crash tests, as well as an Acceptable for the new passenger side small offset test, a Superior for forward collision prevention and a Good for headlight performance. The CX-9 is a Top Safety Pick with Good crash test scores across the board, including the passenger side small offset test. It gets a Superior score for forward collision prevention and an Acceptable for headlight performance. The latter cost it the Plus designation. The Murano has Good scores for all tests except the passenger side small offset; it has yet to be rated. It has a Superior rating for forward collision prevention, but a Marginal score for headlight performance.The projected resale value of these all-wheel-drive mid-level crossovers in 2023, after being driven an average of 20,000 kilometres per year, is $11,490 for the Santa Fe, $14,440 for the CX-9 and $12,340 for the Murano. Handout / Nissan RELATED TAGSCX-9HyundaiMazdaMuranoNissanSanta Fe XLSUVAWD / 4x4CUV / CrossoverFamily / Mid-sizeGasNew Car DealsFamily VehiclesNew Car DealsNew Vehiclesall-wheel driveCrossovergasoline Handout / Mazda Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $38,900 Mazda Canada Incentive*: $3,000Unhaggle Savings: $1,000 Total Savings: $4,000 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,035 Total Before Tax: $36,935 – click here for exclusive local pricingHeading into 2018, the Mazda CX-9 received a number of new safety technologies that serve to enhance overall confidence. The cabin is first-class with rich materials and lots of standard equipment. While the infotainment system and its seven-inch screen is intuitive and supports navigation when properly loaded, it lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.The CX-9 has plenty of room in the first two rows, and enough third row space for an adult — again, in a pinch. It accommodates 407 litres with all seats upright, 1,082 litres with the third row folded flat, and 2,017 litres with both rows stowed.The CX-9 arrives with blind-sport monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert system and Smart City Brake Support (SCBS). The latter is a laser-based system, operating between four and 30 km/h, that senses the car ahead and will brake if the driver does not take action to avoid a potential crunch. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with keep assist, and the more advanced radar-based Smart Brake Support is part of the $900 i-Activsense package. It’s worth the investment.Powered by a 2.5L turbo-four, the CX-9 pushes out 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm. On the featured GS, it powers all four wheels through a smooth six-speed automatic transmission with normal and sport modes. Normal sees the transmission upshift early, but Sport stretches out the shifts and helps with performance. The all-wheel-drive system uses 27 sensors to adjust the power split in a proactive manner; in everyday use, it drives the front wheels, but can send up to 50 per cent of the power rearward to prevent unwanted wheelspin.The combination delivers a run to 100 km/h of 7.8 seconds and a posted average fuel economy of 10.4 L/100 km. The tow capacity is rated at 1,588-kg.The suspension soaks up a rough road without ceding anything in terms of agility. Through a fast corner, the CX-9 displays minimal body roll and steering is quick to react. Helping matters is G-Vectoring Control; this subtly backs out of the gas when entering a corner, which pre-loads the front tires and brings a faster turn-in response. The combination makes for a sporty drive — it is, arguably, the sportiest in the segment.The Mazda CX-9 GS has a combined Unhaggle discount of $4,000 and a price tag of $36,935.2018 Nissan MuranoCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Nissan Murano advertisement Trending Videos Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $37,049 Hyundai Canada Incentive*: $4,000Unhaggle Savings: $500 Total Savings: $5,000 Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $1,935 Total Before Tax: $35,933 – click here for exclusive local pricingAfter a refresh last year, the Hyundai Santa Fe XL carries into 2018 with little change. The cabin’s niceties include heated leather seats with 12-way power adjustment for the driver, heated second-row seats and a power liftgate that senses the smart key and raises automatically. A 12-speaker Infinity sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and GPS navigation are also standard fare. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Hyundai, Mazda and Nissan are offering hot deals on the Santa Fe XL, CX-9 and Murano, respectively.  Handout / Mazda / Hyundai / Nissan COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The hot Unhaggle deal this week boils down to a choice between the Santa Fe and the CX-9. Both have seating for seven, the right safety ratings, proven track records and they come richly attired for an affordable dollar. If there is an edge, it goes to the CX-9 for its sportier driving demeanour. The bonus is it comes without impinging on ride comfort. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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This strategy is at odds with the new 2019 Santa Fe — basically all models now get the lot.The XL arrives with a 3.3-litre V6 that makes 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. It works with a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system designed by Magna; it’s an effective system and includes a brake-based toque vectoring system called Active Cornering Control. The combination adds a reassuring level of grip, regardless of road conditions. The powertrain combination gives the Santa Fe a rest-to-100 km/h run of 7.3 seconds and a posted average fuel economy of 11.5 L/100 kilometres. It can tow up to 2,268 kilograms.For a large vehicle, the Santa Fe feels light on its tires. The suspension does a good job of absorbing a rougher road while dialing out unwanted body roll. The Drive Mode Select feature has Eco, Normal and Sport settings, all of which throttle response, shift patterns and steering weight. In Sport mode, the steering wheel has noticeably heftier, which is good for those who want better feedback.The Santa Fe has a combined Unhaggle discount of $4,500 and a pre-tax sticker price of $34,594.2018 Mazda CX-9Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22018 Mazda CX-9 Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Handout / Hyundai ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Crime Watch – Wednesday, September 05, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCrime Watch – Wednesday, September 05, 2019 Sep. 04, 2019 at 5:30 amCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime Watch – Wednesday, September 05, 2019editor2 years agoAbraham Garcia RiveraBeverly Hills Police DepartmentburglaryCCTV footageLos Angeles County bookingsmpd On August 4, at approximately 06:45 a.m. at 1344 3rd StreetA suspect was captured on CCTV footage forcing entry into the building by pulling on the rear door. Once inside the building the suspect forced entry into multiple suites on the 3rd floor. The suspect can be seen in screen shots taken from the CCTV footage. The suspect is seen leaving the location with a backpack that was taken from one of the burglarized suites. Detectives completed a search of the suspect using the Los Angeles County Booking photograph system. The search determined the suspect to be Abraham Garcia- Rivera, who had been arrested by Beverly Hills Police Department on August 4, 2019 at approximately 1507 hours. On August 20, 2019, SMPD was notified by the LAX Courthouse that Abraham Garcia Rivera was being released from custody from his Beverly Hills arrest.  SMPD responded to the courthouse and took custody of the suspect. Abraham Garcia Rivera, 32, homeless, was arrested for burglary. Bail was set at $20,000.Tags :Abraham Garcia RiveraBeverly Hills Police DepartmentburglaryCCTV footageLos Angeles County bookingsmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCalifornia’s Mavericks surf contest canceled indefinitelySanta Monicans killed in Conception boat fireYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

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Community joins local coalition to celebrate MLK

first_imgHomeLifeEventsCommunity joins local coalition to celebrate MLK Jan. 21, 2020 at 6:01 amEventsFeaturedNewsCommunity joins local coalition to celebrate MLKBrennon Dixson1 year agocoalitioncommunityleadersmartin luther king jr.mlk123 Community leaders, local residents and members of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition gathered Monday for a celebration that sought to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and the many values he once fought for.Complete with inspirational readings, award presentations and a local resource fair that allowed residents the opportunity to interact with various community-based organizations, many in attendance Monday described the event as a success.The celebration began at the SGI-USA World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, where a packed auditorium full of seniors, newborns and every age in-between listened to former New Roads School graduate and current Harvard University student Amanda Gorman offer a few words of inspiration.Heralded as “the next great figure in American poetry,” Gorman made history in 2017 at age 21 by being named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States, and during her speech Monday, the National Youth Poet Laureate discussed King’s ideals and challenged audience members to undertake three simple tasks that were inspired by the reverend himself.“One task I call: ‘The challenge of now;’ the second I call: ‘Making democracy real;’ and the third one is ‘Give purpose to promise,” Gorman said in an interview during the event, where she described how she attempts to connect her poetry with the principles of Dr. King in an effort to teach.“I think it’s important to celebrate the values of Dr. King because they’re timeless and transcend a lot of socio-political moments,” Gorman said. “Particularly because people tend to forget how much of a radical Dr. King was for his time, which I think has a particular residency for today because it means that what he said decades ago is in its own way still lightyears ahead of where we are today.”Gorman added the event also served as a great homecoming since she was able to connect with family, fellow New Roads alumni and many others during the community resource fair that transpired at the Fairmont Hotel later on Monday morning.While attendees enjoyed refreshments, food and swapped stories of personal interactions with Dr. King as they socialized with old friends and new acquaintances, former Santa Monica Mayor Nat Trives said, “We wanted people to come out and feel like there is hope for the world. And that’s exactly what happened.”[email protected] :coalitioncommunityleadersmartin luther king jr.mlkshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentWhat’s the point? – MOTHER LOAD HITS THE TARGETLA City Council says Dodgers should be awarded Series titlesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

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Ericsson’s profit, sales slump as problems worsen

first_img Tags Ericsson announced preliminary Q3 results reporting falls in both operating income and sales, with stand-in CEO Jan Frykhammar admitting the result was significantly lower than expected.The leaderless equipment giant said operating income in the quarter to end-September fell by 93 per cent to SEK 300 million ($34 million), while sales slumped 14 per cent to SEK 51 billion. The full report is due on 21 October, as previously communicated.“Our result is significantly lower than we expected, with a particularly weak end of the quarter, and deviates from what we previously have communicated regarding market development,” said Frykhammar.The main culprit was the networks business where negative trends present in Q2 accelerated in the following quarter, he explained on a call with analysts.Network sales fell by 14 per cent in Q2 but lurched down by 19 per cent in Q3, a worsening of the situation that Frykhammar said merited “immediate disclosure”.The sales decline was mainly from markets where operators are impacted by poor macro-economic conditions such as Brazil, Russia and the Middle East. Both coverage and capacity sales are struggling in those markets. In addition, capacity sales in Europe were lower following completion of mobile broadband projects in 2015.Still seeking a permanent replacement for CEO Hans Vestberg who stepped down in July, the company recently announced thousands of job cuts.Questioned by analysts whether additional restructuring is now necessary, Frykhammar responded that the cost of sales must be adjusted accordingly. “That’s clear given the volume reduction. We can provide more detail later on but that’s a given.”But he denied there were underlying structural issues behind Ericsson’s problems. “What is impacting us is operators’ businesses. Those countries are important to us and we have a strong position in Russia, Middle East and Brazil. This means we are impacted when operators reduce their capex. But I don’t see any other structural questions around that,” he said. Previous ArticleGoogle expands Project Fi with group plansNext ArticleDT to demo world’s “first” NB-IoT system Asia Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Home Ericsson’s profit, sales slump as problems worsen Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Richard Handford center_img FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 OCT 2016 Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Author EricssonHuaweiNokiaZTElast_img read more

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EC changes to privacy bill under fire

first_img EC moves forward with 5G spectrum plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 MAY 2017 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more EU member states are at odds with the European Commission (EC) over an extension to privacy legislation for communications providers, with some countries pushing for less restrictions when analysing users’ data.A draft report, which provided an update on the EC’s proposal to extend a current ePrivacy directive, first proposed in January, indicated a number of issues will need to ironed out before the bill is passed into law, with many calling for softer regulation.The EC outlined a proposal in January to extend the scope of the existing ePrivacy directive – which currently only applies to telecoms operators – to any provider of communications services.In effect, the change in law means players like Facebook, Google and other messaging app providers would face tougher privacy legislation over handling customer messages, calls and data in the EU.This would fall in line with the same regulations as telecoms providers, and the proposed changes would restrict companies from recording information such as the location of the user or the time of the messages, with the exception of retaining information for billing purposes, and to ensure communications are secureConsentHowever, according to a draft report of the rules, several countries want the bill to give companies more flexibility.A number of member states also want the ePrivacy bill to be more closely aligned to the EU’s broader data protection regulation, which cover “legal grounds for processing of personal data”, and will go into law in 2018.These include having a legitimate interest in the data, as well as cases where customers give companies their consent to use the data in question.“Some delegations are concerned about differences between the new provision and the current directive, and some consider the provision too broad and general,” the draft report revealed.“On the other hand, a number of delegations consider the provision on permitted processing to be too restrictive and ask for more flexibility.”The report added a number of issues will also have to be addressed regarding “machine-to-machine communications”.There are questions over how the new regulation might affect the way companies process data collected by machines and devices which are always interconnected. EC puts people in driving seat of AI ethics Related Orange hails AI role in smart network development Home EC changes to privacy bill under fire Tags Previous ArticleDeutsche Telekom, Telia face net neutrality probesNext ArticleSamsung touts IoT future for Tizen Author Kavit Majithia DataEClast_img read more

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