Stock indexes in Canada and the U.S. closed down Friday on geopolitical tensions, while the loonie surged higher after Statistics Canada said the inflation rate jumped in June.Data from June showed the country’s annual inflation rate rose to 2.5 per cent for the month, up from a 2.2 per cent reading in May to hit its highest mark in more than six years.A separate release showed retail trade expanded by two per cent in May, thanks to stronger sales at vehicle and auto parts dealers as well as gas stations. It marked a rebound from April, when sales contracted by 0.9 per cent.The combined indicators helped push the Canadian dollar up 0.65 of a US cent to average 76.09 cents US as it improves the chances of another rate hike, said Philip Petursson, Chief Investment Strategist at Manulife Investments.“With the retail data that came out and the inflation data that came out, it would lead to a conclusion that the Bank of Canada could continue to raise rates, and an October rate hike is on the table.”Weakness in the U.S. dollar following President Donald Trump’s questioning of federal reserve rate decisions also helped the loonie, said Petursson.Trump’s comments on potentially more tariffs against Chinese goods also weighed on markets with both Toronto and New York markets down, though investors continue to struggle to decide how much weight to put on them, he said.“The market is trying to figure out what it all means, and it’s clearly, given by the ups and downs, it’s not an easy thing to assess.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 107.55 points at 16,435.46 with all major indexes in the red. For the week the index was down 0.76 per cent as concerns about auto sector tariffs and slides in commodity prices put pressure on the index.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 6.38 points at 25,058.12. The S&P 500 index was down 2.66 points at 2,801.83 and the Nasdaq composite index closed down 5.10 points at 7,820.20.The slight pullback in markets came as positive earnings and other indicators came up against increased political uncertainty, said Petursson.“There isn’t anything from the fundamentals, you know valuations or economic or earnings that would suggest there’s any concerns out there, it’s all geopolitical risk out there.”He said U.S. investors have been selling some of their positions in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds and putting their cash aside as the continued uncertainty weighs.“I would take that to mean the equity investor perhaps is suffering from an exhaustion of the geopolitical rhetoric that’s been going on over the past several months.”The September crude contract closed up two cents at US$68.26 per barrel and the August natural gas contract ended down a penny at US$2.76 per mmBTU.The August gold contract closed up $7.10 at US$1,231.10 an ounce and the September copper contract was up six cents at US$2.76 a pound.Aimia Inc. closed up 42 cents, or 18.26 per cent, at $2.72 after the Aeroplan parent company unveiled its plans for the loyalty program once its exclusive partnership with Air Canada ends in 2020. Aimia announced Thursday evening that it plans to offer charter flights to its most popular destinations as it expands the program to broader travel rewards, including hotels, cars and entertainment.
Casablanca — A 40-year-old man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl multiple times was just sentenced by a Marrakech court to two years in prison. The little girl, reports the Moroccan daily Al Akhbar, was the man’s wife’s little sister, who was forced to go live with them after her parents were killed in a tragic car accident only 8 months prior.According to the same source, the man was arrested after the girl’s teachers alerted authorities, who found out that it wasn’t the man’s first run in with the justice system for a sexual violence related crime. The man would have reportedly been assaulting the girl since the night of her parents’ accident, reports Al Massae, and threatened to hurt her if she ever said anything.Many have took to their keyboards to call out the court’s decision to sentence the Marrakech man to a mere two years. On a Le360 Facebook post about the case, one commenter wrote: “Only TWO YEARS for a recidivist who assaulted a little 11-YEAR-OLD girl…do our judges not have kids…?”Another discussed the message this kind of sentencing sends to the community, saying, “And this is why Morocco is full of pedophiles who think they can do anything. What a shame. Our justice is shameful.”Sexual violence has long been a problem in Morocco, but the issue has especially come to light in recent years after multiple cases of rape called attention to Article 475 of Morocco’s penal code. Though the law, which allowed rapists to marry their victim in order to escape prison, has since been amended, the country still has a long way to go in terms of standing up for victims of sexual violence.
16 March 2009The four United Nations staff members who were abducted earlier today by unknown armed men in south central Somalia have now been released, the world body has confirmed. They were all released safely to UN security today at 22:10, local time, a UN spokesperson said.After they were released, the UN confirmed that the staff members are Ali Dekow of Somalia and Marc Andre Post of France, both of whom work for the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as UN Volunteer Paul Bampo of Ghana and Miragha Babayev of Azerbaijan, who both work with the UN Development Programme (UNDP).“The United Nations is very grateful for the efforts and intervention of the local authorities who used their influence and reach to ensure our dedicated staff was cared for and ultimately released safely and quickly,” stated UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Bowden.“This is an important affirmation that the UN presence and its activities in the surrounding areas is accepted and protected by the local communities and leaders,” he added.The staff members were on their way to the airport when their convoy was stopped by gunmen, according to a statement issued by the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia.No violence or shooting was reported to have occurred during the abduction, which took place in Waajid in south central Somalia. “The quick and positive resolution of this incident will ensure the aid operation can go on unhindered,” stated Mr. Bowden. “Waajid has been a longstanding and important aid hub serving relief activities in Somalia.” Somalia, which has not had a functioning national government since 1991, has been plagued by fighting and humanitarian suffering for decades. Continuing instability, coupled with drought, high food prices and the collapse of the local currency have only worsened the dire humanitarian situation in recent months.The UN estimates that some 3.2 million people, or 40 per cent of the population, are in need of assistance. At the same time, there have been several encouraging developments in recent weeks for the country, including the election of a new President and the creation of an enlarged Parliament.
President Mahinda Rajpaksa has made a fresh urgent appeal seeking the release of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek who is on death row in Saudi Arabia.The appeal comes amidst reports that the family of the Saudi child killed while in Rizana’s care have refused to pardon her. Report by Easwaran Rutnam The President’s media spokesman Mohan Samaranayake told the Colombo Gazette that the President had made the appeal today in a letter addressed to the Saudi King. The spokesman also quoted the Saudi Ambassador as saying that the Saudi King has asked the Riyadh Governor to negotiate with the family of the child who died while in the care of the Sri Lankan maid.Rizana Nafeek was arrested in May 2005 on charges of murdering an infant in her care. She was 17 years old at the time. On 16 June 2007, she was sentenced to death by a court in Dawadmi, a town west of the capital Riyadh.The sentence was subsequently upheld by the Court of Cassation and sent for ratification by the Supreme Judicial Council. However, the Council sent it back to the lower court for further clarification. The case then went back and forth between the courts until on or around 25 October 2010, when the Supreme Court in Riyadh upheld the death sentence. The Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Abdul Aziz Al-Jammaz, had informed this to Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Justice Minister Rauf Hakeem.A spokesman for the Minister had told the Colombo Gazette that the Saudi Ambassador had told Minister Hakeem that the Saudi government was considering an earlier appeal for clemency for Rizana made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However last week the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Sri Lanka had said that Saudi Arabia is likely to free Nafeek.
Detroit becomes largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy by News Staff Posted Jul 18, 2013 3:45 pm MDT DETROIT – Once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, its finances ravaged and its neighbourhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.The filing, which had been feared for months, put the city on an uncertain course that could mean laying off municipal employees, selling off assets, raising fees and scaling back basic services such as trash collection and snow plowing, which have already been slashed.“Only one feasible path offers a way out,” Gov. Rick Snyder said in a letter approving the move.Kevin Orr, a bankruptcy expert hired by the state in March to stop Detroit’s fiscal free-fall, made the Chapter 9 filing in federal bankruptcy court.Michael Sweet, a bankruptcy attorney in Fox-Rothschild’s San Francisco office, said the city would pay current employees. But “beyond that, all bets are off.”“They don’t have to pay anyone they don’t want to,” Sweet said. “And no one can sue them.”Detroit lost a quarter-million residents between 2000 and 2010. A population that in the 1950s reached 1.8 million now struggles to stay above 700,000. Much of the middle-class and scores of businesses also have fled Detroit, taking their tax dollars with them.In recent months, the city has relied on state-backed bond money to meet payroll for its 10,000 employees.Orr was unable to persuade a host of creditors, unions and pension boards to take pennies on the dollar to help facilitate the city’s massive financial restructuring. If the bankruptcy filing is approved, city assets could be liquidated to satisfy demands for payment.Snyder determined earlier this year that Detroit was in a financial emergency and without a plan for improvement. He made it the largest U.S. city to fall under state oversight when a state loan board hired Orr. His letter was attached to Orr’s bankruptcy filing.“The citizens of Detroit need and deserve a clear road out of the cycle of ever-decreasing services,” Snyder wrote. “The city’s creditors, as well as its many dedicated public servants, deserve to know what promises the city can and will keep. The only way to do those things is to radically restructure the city and allow it to reinvent itself without the burden of impossible obligations.”A turnaround specialist, Orr represented automaker Chrysler LLC during its successful restructuring. He issued a warning early on in his 18-month tenure in Detroit that bankruptcy was a road he preferred to avoid.He laid out his plans in June meetings with debt holders, in which his team warned there was a 50-50 chance of a bankruptcy filing. Some creditors were asked to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what the city owed them. Underfunded pension claims would have received less than the 10 cents on the dollar under that plan.Orr’s team of financial experts said that proposal was Detroit’s one shot to permanently fix its fiscal problems. The team said Detroit was defaulting on about $2.5 billion in unsecured debt to “conserve cash” for police, fire and other services.“Despite Mr. Orr’s best efforts, he has been unable to reach a restructuring plan with the city’s creditors,” the governor wrote. “I therefore agree that the only feasible path to a stable and solid Detroit is to file for bankruptcy protection.”Detroit’s budget deficit is believed to be more than $380 million. Orr has said long-term debt was more than $14 billion and could be between $17 billion and $20 billion.Orr’s decision to file now may have been influenced by lawsuits filed by some city workers and retirement systems to prevent Snyder from approving a bankruptcy request from the emergency manager, said Detroit-area turnaround specialist James McTevia.They have argued that bankruptcy could change pension and retiree benefits, which are guaranteed under state law.Orr has said federal bankruptcy laws trump state law in this matter.A bankruptcy judge will stay all the litigation, McTevia said.“One court will adjudicate all these,” McTevia said.Some are concerned that a bankrupt Detroit will cause businesses large and small to reconsider their operations in the city. But General Motors, which filed and emerged from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, does not anticipate any impact to its daily operations, the automaker said Thursday in a statement.“GM is proud to call Detroit home and today’s bankruptcy declaration is a day that we and others hoped would not come,” the statement said. “We believe, however, that today also can mark a clean start for the city.Detroit has more than double the population of the Northern California community of Stockton, Calif., which until Detroit had been the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy when it did so in June 2012.Before Detroit, the largest
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHelicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bidJune 28, 2017In “Helicopter attacks Venezuela court”Anti-Maduro protests break out across Venezuelan capitalJanuary 22, 2019In “latest news”Four dead in clashes ahead of Venezuela protestsJanuary 23, 2019In “Regional” CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities yesterday arrested five members of a “terrorist cell” linked to self-proclaimed rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas.Perez appeared with a bloody face in nearly a dozen dramatic Instagram videos early on Monday, saying that he was surrounded by authorities shooting at him with grenade launchers.Oscar PerezState television later read out an official statement that said two police officers were gunned down in the clashes but did not specify Perez’ fate.A former police pilot, Perez is wanted for using a stolen helicopter to lob grenades and shoot at government buildings in June as well as for breaking into a National Guard unit in December to steal weapons.President Nicolas Maduro’s leftist government has described him as a “fanatic, extremist terrorist” and a manhunt has been under way for months. Some Maduro critics have questioned whether Perez’ attacks were staged in cahoots with the government to justify a further crackdown on the opposition.Authorities finally tracked Perez down in the poor hillside neighborhood of El Junquito on Monday.“We’re wounded … they’re killing us!” said Perez in one video, seemingly wearing a bulletproof vest as he crouched in what appeared to be a small house. Gunshots were heard in the background.“Venezuela, don’t lose hope… Now only you have power so that we can all be free,” he said in an earlier video, staring into the camera and telling his children he loves them and hopes to see them again.His last video was posted about 10:30 am (0230 GMT). A Reuters witness in the area later saw an ambulance speed by and said gunshots were no longer heard.The Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Members of Maduro’s government scoffed at Perez yesterday.“What a coward now that he’s caught like a rat!” tweeted Prisons Minister Iris Varela. “Where is the courage he had to attack military units, kill and injure officials and steal weapons?”Perez, who also has been an action film star and portrays himself as a James Bond or Rambo-like figure on social media, has added surreal twists to Venezuela’s long-running political drama.He rose to fame in June after allegedly hijacking a police helicopter, flying over Caracas’ center and firing shots at and lobbing grenades on the Interior Ministry and the Supreme Court.Perez claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was to fight what he said was a tyrannical government. He went into hiding afterward, only to pop up two weeks later at an opposition vigil for anti-government protesters killed during demonstrations that rocked the country last year.In December, a video posted on Perez’s YouTube account shows armed, masked men taking control of military barracks under cover of night.They smashed photos of Maduro and his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez, handcuffed about a dozen soldiers and berated them for supporting “dictatorship” in Venezuela. Perez says his team stole about 26 AK-103’s and more than 3,000 munitions for the rifles, as well as pistols.Opposition politicians called for due process on Monday.“There is no death penalty in Venezuela,” tweeted opposition lawmaker Yajaira Forero. “We demand that Mr. Oscar Perez’ right to life be respected. If he committed a crime he must be judged by a court, as the law establishes.”
Someone at Dell forgot to password protect their computer yesterday as the full release schedule for the company’s tablets and smartphones line-ups found its way onto the web overnight. And as you’d expect, there’s a few surprises in there.Tackling the smartphone schedule first we can see that Dell has handsets called Venue, Venue Pro, Venue Pro MLK, Wrigley, Hancock, and Millennium. The image below shows you what each smartphone will offer along with its release window:Things don’t really get interesting until we reach September and Hancock. This is the first smartphone that lists Android Ice Cream as an OS. It’s coupled with some nice hardware too including a 4″ qHD display, dual-core processor, 8MP+ camera, and 1080p video recording. The image also shows a slide out keyboard.Hot on the heels of the Hancock in October is an even larger phone sporting a 4.3″ display again running Ice Cream and adding DLNA support. Not much else looks different from Hancock apart from the keyboard is gone.In the tablet category we are set to get larger Streaks, Rosemount, Sterling, Gallo, Opus One, Silver Oak, and Peju models. There’s fewer details here than on the smartphone roadmap:The Gallo is the Streak 10″ which arrives April using Honeycomb and then gets a handwriting update in October. Then in June Rosemount appears which is a 10″ Windows 7 tablet making for an interesting comparison with the Streak. Early 2012 we then see the Opes One and Silver Oak Android tablets and the Peju Windows 8 device. That’s going to be a CES you don’t want to miss.Read more at WPCentral and Android Central, via Engadget
Pep Guardiola has hit back at Yaya Toure, claiming the accusations made by the midfielder that he is racist are nothing more than just a lie.Toure will be leaving Manchester City in this summer as soon as his contract expires, which is probably the main reason why he took a jab at the manager, suggesting he has issues with players of African decent.“He was cruel to me,” Toure stated. “Do you really think Barcelona could have done that with Iniesta? I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.”“I am not the first to talk about these differences in treatment. In Barca, some have also asked the question. Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others.”“When we realise that he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions…”Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans – and not naturalised Africans – I promise I will send him a cake!”Guardiola clapped back, claiming this was a lie and nothing else.“It’s a lie and he knows it.”“We were together for two years and now this is when he says it,” Guardiola said, according to TalkSport.“He never told me face to face.”
Juventus Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that he will be leaving his role at the club in October.The Italian stepped into the role eight years and has overseen a successful period for the club, which has included seven consecutive Serie A titles and a pair of Champions League finals appearances.The 61-year-old was the one who hired former player and then Siena manager Antonio Conte as manager of the Turin outfit.After Conte’s controversial departure to the Italian national team, Marotta brought in Massimiliano Allegri, who had been sacked at Milan the year before and continued the club’s tradition of winning league titles whilst also improving the team’s performance in the UEFA Champions League.Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Marotta has been heavily linked with the presidential seat of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) but denied that is the motive behind his decision to step down from his role at Juventus. He said in a statement published by Juventus:“The club is carrying out an extensive renewal. My mandate as chief executive comes to an end on October 25 and the list of board members, which will be presented on Monday, will not contain my name.”“For the time being I will remain in place as chief executive, but I wanted to make this statement in order to avoid any speculation.”“I will assess my position along with the club president in the coming days. I’ve had eight wonderful years here, full of success, and Juventus will always remain in my heart.”
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Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Belgium, December 8, 2017 – Brussels – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government believes in climate change and that position was again reiterated when the TCI’s Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning represented the country in Brussels, Belgium at the Energy Ministers Summit on behalf of Premier Sharlene Robinson. Minister Goldray Ewing brought a firm address capturing both the perspective that green house gases and increasing dependence on fossil fuels is altering the world we knew and must be curtailed.Ewing, who shared his remarks and the experience with Magnetic Media while still in Brussels told the delegates that while smaller countries are leaving less of a footprint, we are the most vulnerable and must therefore be among the actors in the striving for changes to come.“You will agree, that our presence here today is indicative of our commitment to explore, access and implement sustainable energy action that has the potential to transform and reform our energy sector, and more so, our economies toward a greater independence from fossil fuels.”Premier Robinson, chair of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association was attending several other regional and international meetings herself, and Minister Ewing on her behalf conveyed that the Turks and Caicos knows first-hand and full well that global warming has real, expensive and potentially deadly implications after our match ups with the 180+ mile per hour winds of super typhoon Irma and Hurricane Maria.“We must remain committed, especially during this period of restoration to rebuild, with a goal of climate adaptation and mitigation at the forefront of our minds, thereby ensuring the long term sustainability and resiliency of our islands.”Minister Ewing reported that the temperature was 6° as the third Energy Ministers’ Summit convened; he delivered the opening address.#MagneticMediaNews#EnergyMinistersmeeting Related Items:
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JEFF KUBINA/FLICKR (CC BY-SA 2.0)The U.S. Supreme Court is denying the State of Texas’ appeal in case over the state’s voter ID law.The law required voters to show one of several approved forms of photo ID before they could vote. Lower courts had ruled the law, passed in 2011, had a discriminatory effect on minority voters. A judge ordered changes in the law for the 2016 election, including the option to sign a form saying you had a “reasonable impediment” to obtaining a photo ID and still being able to vote.It may not be the end of the line for an appeal, though. In his remarks explaining the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up the case, Chief Justice John Roberts said “the District Court has yet to enter a final remedial order. Petitioners may raise either or both issues again after entry of final judgment. The issues will be better suited for certiorari review at that time.”A judge in a Corpus Christi district court is still weighing a final verdict and permanent changes in voting procedures. That court will ultimately decide if the law was intentionally discriminatory. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defended the state’s law in a statement and said he was disappointed the case was kicked back to the lower court.While we are disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court did not immediately take our case, Chief Justice Roberts made it very clear that the case will be an even stronger posture for Supreme Court review after further proceedings in lower courts. Texas enacted a common sense voter ID law to safeguard the integrity of our elections, and we will continue to fight for the law in the district court, the Fifth Circuit, and if necessary, the Supreme Court again.Danielle Lang, deputy director of voting rights at the Campaign Legal Center, said she didn’t believe the case merited another review from the Supreme Court and that, she thinks, the district court could rule the law was intentionally discriminatory.“The Supreme Court made the right decision and we’re moving forward at the district court level,” Lang told KUT. “And we have every confidence that the district court will once again recognize what we think is obvious, which is that this law was put in place to make it harder for minority voters to access the polls.”You can read Roberts’ remarks in the document below, starting on page seven. This post has been updated.Copyright 2017 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. Share
At about 8 p.m. ET, Facebook said “The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone.” Related For many Instagram users, most images and videos were failing to load in the app on Wednesday, July 3. On desktop, Instagram also was not loading images or videos, accompanied by a message that said “No photo description available” or messages with metadata tags like “Image may contain: food.” Some said when they tried to post photos, Instagram only displayed the caption and not the image, while other users reported an inability to access the service at all.Predictably, many disgruntled Instagram users took to Twitter to vent their frustration, and the hashtag #instagramdown became the top-trending topic on Twitter on Wednesday morning in the U.S. Meanwhile, Twitter was having its own problems, related to its direct-messaging feature. “We’re currently having some issues with DM delivery and notifications. We’re working on a fix and will follow up as soon as we have an update for you,” Twitter’s support team tweeted.Instagram acknowledged the access problems in a tweet at 12:15 p.m. ET, apologizing for the outage. “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram,” the tweet said. “We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #instagramdown.” UPDATED: Instagram users across the globe reported problems sharing to and accessing the Facebook-owned photo and video service on mobile apps and the web on Wednesday — an outage that continued for much of the day.Instagram began having issues since 8:45 a.m. ET, with most of the user reports concentrated in the Northeast U.S. and Western Europe, according to DownDetector.com.Users of Facebook and WhatsApp were also encountering problems sharing photos, video and files, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed.In a statement sent just before 4 p.m. ET, a Facebook rep said, “During one of our routine maintenance operations, we triggered an issue that is making it difficult for some people to upload or send photos and videos. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience.” Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagram The latest problems come three weeks after Instagram had an outage that lasted more than two hours, on June 13. In that case, some users reported that they couldn’t access Instagram at all, while others couldn’t conduct searches or access other parts of the service. Instagram’s website also in some cases displayed a “5xx server error” message. That came after two other previously reported major outages in June.Instagram’s technical issues come a day after an outage at Cloudflare, a content-delivery and security services provider, caused multiple websites and services to be inaccessible Tuesday, including OKCupid, Peloton, Feedly, Discord and (ironically) DownDetector. Cloudflare said the outage was caused by “a bad software deploy.”TRENDING ON VARIETY: ×Meet Zach Barack, Marvel Studios’ First Trans ActorVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpWyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title00:49 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/instagram-down-again-worldwide-access-problems-1203258922/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0004:1504:15More Videos00:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:11’Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Cast Reveals Who’s the Worst at Memorizing Lines02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2306:18Best Fashion of the 2019 VMAs: Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Lil Nas X Stand Out01:20Kristen Stewart on “Charlie’s Angels” Being “Woke,” But Also “Funny and Weird”Close
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by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2018 12:47 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Quavo performs at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Quavo is coming into his own as a solo artist with his debut album “Quavo Huncho” released last week (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he’s also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne.The 27-year-old star said he was collaborating with others so much that he had to turn down work so he could completely focus on his first solo album, “Quavo Huncho,” released last week.“Right now, I’m just going to chill and work my album and calm down on features,” he said. “I just want to tuck away and go into kill mode with this album. …I’ve turned down projects all the time. Not on some disrespectful-type (stuff), but I don’t want to oversaturate my sound.”Quavo, who has appeared on tracks by Camila Cabello, Major Lazer, Halsey and Iggy Azalea, also co-wrote Beyonce and Jay-Z’s hit song, “Apes–t.” His new album features collaborations with Madonna, Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott and Lil Baby.Migos, which includes Offset and Takeoff, are currently on tour with Drake. In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday at his Huncho Hoops celebrity youth basketball game and music video shoot, Quavo talked about watching Drake end rap beefs with Meek Mill and Chris Brown on the tour, new Migos music and more.___AP: You’re the first member of Migos to release a solo project. Will Offset and Takeoff follow suit this year?Quavo: Yes, I don’t know the exact dates. But Takeoff will be next and (then) Offset will come.___AP: How about new Migos music?Quavo: We’ll be at the top of 2019. We’re going to hit them with “Culture III.”___AP: Did you envision yourself and Migos being this successful?Quavo: Nah, I never really did see myself as a stand-alone. We never really saw ourselves having solo careers. We came in as a group. We were trying new ways and new sounds. It’s all about growth. When we were coming as a group, we weren’t thinking about kids, marriage or like real stuff. Seeing Offset have his wife (Cardi B) and kids, it makes you want to grow up. We all can’t stay in the same house no more.___AP: What have you and the group learned from being on tour with Drake?Quavo: The more and more we hit the stage, our chemistry becomes a lot stronger. Our sounds are better, our ad-libs come more in pocket. Then coming back off the stage and watching Drake, seeing how he controls the crowd on his solo approach, we learn so much both ways.___AP: You saw Drake squash his differences with Chris Brown and Meek Mill. How do you feel about rap beefs in general?Quavo: It’s good when two players, two brothers, two black men come together. We don’t need to be shooting at nobody. There doesn’t need to be any violence. If you can just sit down and talk, you can work it out. That’s the best way instead of pulling out guns.___AP: What compelled you to hold the Huncho Hoops basketball game?Quavo: I’m happy to bring this idea into physical form. These are my dreams that I want to do for the kids. Just for myself as an artist, I really wanted to touch the people. So instead of taking pictures all day, I want to throw functions for them.I just want to be a big bro, like a mentor to the people following my footsteps. I know both worlds — I know how it is to be a musician and trying to play ball. I know how it is for a kid in high school trying to make it but you don’t and you need another plan. I know how to be a star and control stardom. And once you get there, staying humble, learning how to practice and being focused (is the key).___AP: You just renovated the home you grew up in suburban Atlanta. What are you doing with it?Quavo: I want to put kids (in the home) from Gwinnett (County in Georgia) who don’t have a good home or (have a) single parent who is sick and unable to work. Like, I couldn’t play football my eighth-grade year because my mom had a staph infection. Stuff like that can mess up a kid’s mind and make them feel like they’re not good enough. I want to put like three or four kids in the house and let them go to my old school. I want to give them spiritual inspiration._____Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MrLandrum31
Dividing nurses into scientific and non-scientific staff in roughly equal proportion and introducing a rotating eight-hour shift schedule, are the key measures that will keep the cost of the government’s deal with nurses at state hospitals in check, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Wednesday.Speaking on state radio, Georgiades attempted to explain away concerns over the government’s decision to agree to salary bumps for nurses who hold a university degree, arguing that this would not apply to all 3,200 nurses, and that future hires would aim to strike a balance between scientific and non-scientific personnel. This division would keep costs down, he said.“We have found that this practice is implemented in all modern health systems in Europe,” Georgiades said.“That is, not having everyone be scientific staff, but not having no one be scientific staff, either. Just maintain the proportions.”In addition, the minister added, the measure’s fiscal impact is kept in check by an overhaul of the staff’s working hours.“Eight-hour workdays will allow us to best utilise existing staff, thus avoiding having too much staff at work in the morning and not enough in the afternoon,” the minister explained.“In which case, in the afternoon we would be paying too much in overtime. Yes, they will be paid a shift allowance, but the cost will be less if we introduce a rotating shift schedule of eight-hour shifts.”Equally important, Georgiades said, was the fact that new recruits from now on will not hold civil-servant status.“We never expected or demanded that a permanent civil servant might abandon a permanent job,” he said.“The government can’t fire civil servants, so it wasn’t going to happen. But at least we secured that from now on hires will not be on civil-servant terms.”The agreement will cost less than €15 million per year, the finance minister said, whereas handing out the salary upgrades to all nurses indiscriminately would have cost in excess of €30 million.Still, Georgiades insisted on the need for a study on the financials of the national health system (Gesy) as a whole, since pay hikes – not just for nurses but also for doctors, per the proposed reform bills submitted to parliament – may prompt tax increases if hospitals’ budgets prove unsustainable.“This is why I have been insisting that we need to review some of the assumptions made in existing studies from previous years,” he said.“Gesy is going to work with civil-servant salaries. I am concerned about its financial viability, which is why I believe we should at least have a full picture. But, in any case, it was already known that if we want Gesy we need to pay up.” You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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