first_imgForeign/International’Sex Offender’ ID Card Requirement Unconstitutional, Holds Louisiana Supreme Court [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Oct 2020 6:20 AMShare This – xThe Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down the statutory requirement of making persons convicted of sex offenses carry an identification card branded with the words “SEX OFFENDER’.While upholding the Trial Court ruling, the Court (2:1 majority) held that this requirement constitutes compelled speech and does not survive a First Amendment strict scrutiny analysis and therefore…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Louisiana Supreme Court has struck down the statutory requirement of making persons convicted of sex offenses carry an identification card branded with the words “SEX OFFENDER’.While upholding the Trial Court ruling, the Court (2:1 majority) held that this requirement constitutes compelled speech and does not survive a First Amendment strict scrutiny analysis and therefore unconstitutional.As per the state regulations, a person convicted of a sex offense has to obtain a special identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety and Corrections which shall contain a restriction code declaring that the holder is a sex offender. This special identification card will include the words “sex offender” in all capital letters which are orange in color. This special identification card is supposed to be carried on the person at all times by the holders. Failure to register and notify as a sex offender is an offence.Tazin Ardell Hill, a person who was convicted for sex offences, was being prosecuted for altering his official identification card to conceal his designation as a registered sex offender. He pleaded not guilty and filed a motion to quash the prosecution on the ground that the rules mandating such requirements are unconstitutional. Allowing his motion, the District Court held that the requirement that the offender have “sex offender” written on his official state identification is not the least restrictive way to further the State’s legitimate interest of notifying law enforcement. In Appeal, the Supreme Court considered the issue whether branded identification card requirement is determining whether this obligation amounts to government speech or compelled speech. Referring to various judgments, the court held that the obligation imposed is a compelled speech and should pass strict scrutiny. Justice Genovese said: “While the state certainly has a compelling interest in protecting the public and enabling law enforcement to identify a person as a sex offender, Louisiana has not adopted the least restrictive means of doing so. A symbol, code, or a letter designation would inform law enforcement that they are dealing with a sex offender and thereby reduce the unnecessary disclosure to others during everyday tasks. The sex offender registry and notification is available to those who have a need to seek out that information, while also not unnecessarily requiring disclosing that information to others via a branded identification. As Louisiana has not used the least restrictive means of advancing its otherwise compelling interest, the branded identification requirement is unconstitutional.”Justice Weimer,  in his concurring opinion, noted that, the state offered no evidence proving that the branded identification card effectively alleviates any harm that might be inflicted on the public, or that it is the least restrictive means of furthering its stated interest.Justice Craig, in his dissenting opinion, observed that the requirement is not First Amendment protected speech. “The speaker is the government: the words are stamped by a governmental agency on a government-issued identification card in accordance with a government enacted statute. This is the embodiment of government speech.. No reasonable observer, when looking at the identification card, will conclude the defendant chose to promote his status as a convicted sex offender by voluntarily procuring and personalizing a state-issued identification card to declare that information for the world.”, the judge said.Case name: STATE OF LOUISIANA vs. TAZIN ARDELL HILLClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

first_imgTo The Editor:I agree with “The New York Times” when they warn Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly-elected House Democrats who call themselves “Democratic Socialists.” They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.I don’t enjoy being unkind or insulting toward anyone, even the Republicans in the Congress, a sizeable minority of whom are really scary “Survival-of-the-Fittest” Social Darwinists whose dream it is to abolish all of the safety-net programs, but, to me, you have to be a total and complete moron and idiot to call yourself a “Democratic Socialist,” and that includes Bernie Sanders who I like and agree with 90 percent of the time.First of all, they are not true socialists because they do not advocate abolishing our capitalist economic system.Second of all, if you believe that anyone can be elected president of the United States who calls herself/himselfa “Socialist”, then you must live in DreamLand and have drunk the Kool-Aid.Third of all, where I do agree with them is in their belief that our federal government should do more and spend more to help the poor, the near-poor, the lower-middle-class, and the middle-class who are struggling to survive and to pay their bills.They need to inform and educate the public to the fact that almost every single one of our traditional allies (if not all of them) have federal governments that do more and spend more (in proportion to their population sizes) than we do in the USA to help their citizens.And, to paraphrase Al Pacino in the movie “And Justice For All”, for us in the USA to be right about this, all of these many other countries have to be wrong.I don’t think so.Stewart B. Epsteinlast_img read more

first_imgA new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report indicates 88 percent of millennials (aged 18 to 25) admitted being  involved in driving infractions in the past 30 days, earning the dubious distinction as the worst behaved U.S. drivers.These dangerous behaviors which increase the risk of accidents, included texting while driving, running red-lights and speeding. These findings come as U.S. traffic deaths rose to 35,092 in 2015, an increase of more than 7 percent, the largest single-year increase in five decades.“Alarmingly, some of the drivers believe their dangerous driving behavior is acceptable,” said Dr. David Yang, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety executive director. “It’s critical that these drivers understand the potentially deadly consequences of engaging in these types of behaviors and that they change their behavior and attitudes in order to reverse the growing number of fatalities on U.S. roads.”In the research conducted among 2,511 drivers over 16, AAA found 88.4 percent of drivers aged 19 to 24 admitted to engaging in speeding, red light running or texting behind the wheel in the past 30 days include, compared to 68 percent of drivers over age 60.Traffic attorney, Michale Ramos of Miami, concurs with the report as he says over 70 percent of his clients who recently received traffic tickets mostly for speeding, running red lights and testing-while-driving offenses, were young adults age -20 to 35.According to AAA the report, drivers ages 19-24 were 1.6 times as likely as all drivers to report having read a text message or e-mail while driving in the last 30 days (66.1 percent vs. 40.2 percent). Drivers ages 19-24 were nearly twice as likely as all drivers to report having typed or sent a text message or e-mail while driving (59.3 percent vs. 31.4 percent).Regarding speeding offenses, drivers ages 19-24 were 1.4 times as likely as all drivers to report having driven 10 mph over the speed limit on a residential street. Nearly 12 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive 10 mph over the speed limit in a school zone, compared to less than 5 percent of all drivers.In the case of drivers who run red lights, the report found nearly 50 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported driving through a light that had just turned red when they could have stopped safely, compared to 36 percent of all drivers.Nearly 14 percent of drivers ages 19-24 reported feeling that it is acceptable to drive through a light that just turned red, when they could have stopped safely, compared to about 6 percent of all drivers.“Too often we see what can happen as a result of underestimating risk while driving,” said Amy Stracke, AAA – The Auto Club Group managing director for traffic safety advocacy. “Change starts with our own behavior.  We need to set a good example by following speed limits, putting the phone down and fully focusing on the task of driving.”last_img read more

first_imgIndigenous activists are planning more demonstrations and have dubbed the event the “Stolenwealth Games”, a reference to Britain’s colonisation of their ancestral lands.Australia will hope for a fast start when competition gets underway, with Olympic champions Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers expected to star in the outdoor Southport pool.Cate Campbell looks back in form after her 2016 Olympics flop, and South Africa’s Chad le Clos could become the most successful athlete in Games history when he takes on a Michael Phelps-style seven swimming events.English breaststroker Adam Peaty, who has his eye on an unprecedented sub-57 seconds in the 100 metres, is another who will try to crash the Australian pool party.Australia will also go head-to-head with England in track cycling, where they will field a revamped line-up under the tutelage of British coach Simon Jones.In athletics, Gold Coast’s world champion hurdler Sally Pearson is battling an Achilles’ problem but Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake should provide fireworks in the absence of the retired Usain Bolt.Elaine Thompson also looks set to blaze to sprint gold for Jamaica, while South Africa flag-carrier Caster Semenya is said to be targeting the longstanding 800m record.The Games’ 4,000-plus athletes will also compete in events including rugby sevens, shooting, gymnastics, badminton, netball, boxing and beach volleyball.Organisers insist the Games, which started life as the British Empire Games in 1930, are still relevant in the modern world, pointing to the move to an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events.For Australia, displacing eternal rivals England — the 2014 table-toppers — at the head of the medals tally would be the perfect tonic after their cricketing calamity.RELATED Uganda’s flagbearer Peace Proscovia leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018.  AFP PHOTOGold Coast, Australia | AFP |  A heavy downpour, a giant floating whale and Aboriginal protests marked the start of the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday as Australia flagged off 11 days of competition in the resort city of Gold Coast.Britain’s Prince of Wales declared the Games open at an upbeat ceremony featuring dancing lifeguards, giant flip-flops and Australia’s team marching in to Men At Work’s “Down Under”.“G’day!” said Peter Beattie, chairman of the organising committee, adding: “We are the friendliest people on this planet… we invite you all now to share the dream.”The Games baton arrived in a turquoise campervan and was delivered to Games president Louise Martin, who struggled before opening it and handing a message inside to Prince Charles.“Over the years these ‘Friendly Games’ have shown the potential of the Commonwealth to connect people of different backgrounds and nationalities,” the prince told the near-capacity crowd in the 35,000-seat Carrara Stadium.A giant replica of Migaloo, the white humpback whale which has become a symbol of environmentalism in Australia, then floated gently into the stadium.The Games at beachside Gold Coast give Australia a timely opportunity to repair their sporting reputation after a cheating scandal in cricket left the country reeling.The competition across 23 different sports should soothe the trauma of the cricket row, after a player was caught doctoring the ball with sandpaper.“Sand and sport have not been a happy combination for this country of late as we endure our national shame over the ugly fusion of cricket and sandpaper,” The Australian newspaper said in an editorial.“Starting tonight on the Gold Coast we can flick the switch to optimism and celebration.”– ‘Stolenwealth Games’ –Enthusiasm is not universal, however, and Aboriginal protesters held up the final stages of the Games’ baton relay with a sit-in along its route in Gold Coast.Outside the opening ceremony, there were minor scuffles as about 100 protesters chanting “Always was, always will be Aboriginal land” faced off with police on horseback. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgInfectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty says a cornonavirus vaccine will not be available by the end of the year as the president said over the weekend. She says that there are at least 100 different vaccines being tested at this time around the world.Everyone recognizes that this is a horrible virus, so there is a willingness to cut some corners to see if they can get a decent vaccine out sooner. They are trying to figure out which vaccine is demonstrating that it is effective and safe.The study that is ongoing with the various vaccines determines if they are safe in non-humans. Then it will be on to human testing and there is always a concern when giving a trial vaccine to people that it will not be safe.Sunday, President Trump predicted a coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon.At a Fox News townhall, Trump said he believes a vaccine will be available by the end of the year.Trump admitted that he would rather have therapeutic treatments for the respiratory illness. He touted the hope that the drug remdesivir could treat coronavirus. It’s being fast-tracked for FDA approval after a study showed it could hasten recovery from COVID-19.last_img read more

first_imgIt was the Wizards’ seventh consecutive victory over the Hawks. Jordan put Antawn Jamison, a small forward, and center Brendan Haywood back in the starting lineup after having Calvin Booth and Michael Ruffin start the previous two games. The Bobcats dressed only 10 players. Hornets 86, at Rockets 80 Chris Paul had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in his third game after injuring his right thumb to lead New Orleans. At Mavericks 110, Nets 77 Josh Howard scored 29 points and Diamond Bar High School product Keith Van Horn had 23 in Dallas’ 11th consecutive victory over New Jersey. At Spurs 80, Grizzlies 79 Tim Duncan made a layup off an inbound alley-oop pass from Manu Ginobili with 7.2 seconds left to lift San Antonio. Nuggets 100, at Bucks 93 Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and Denver coach George Karl won in his return to Milwaukee. Pacers 91, at Bulls 89 Stephen Jackson scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half and Anthony Johnson’s basket with 3.9 seconds remaining sent short-handed Indiana past Chicago. Heat 100, at Jazz 94 Dwyane Wade finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Miami’s win. Shaquille O’Neal had 14 rebounds and 12 points. At Suns 115, Cavaliers 106 Shawn Marion had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Steve Nash 20 points and 15 assists for the Suns, who overcame a 46-point performance by Cleveland’s LeBron James for its ninth victory in 11 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Washington coach Eddie Jordan made another lineup change, and it paid off for the Wizards. Gilbert Arenas scored seven of his 33 points in overtime Saturday night and Washington beat Atlanta, 114-106. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“We just wanted to establish a defensive mind-set,” Jordan said. “We’re showing each other that we’re willing to do anything it takes to get better and to win.” Jamison and Caron Butler finished with 23 points apiece for the Wizards. At Pistons 114, Bobcats 91 Richard Hamilton led a balanced attack with 19 points, and Detroit beat short-handed Charlotte. last_img read more

first_img(Visited 94 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A rash of recent science articles shows that secular cosmologists have no idea where they are, or why.Ever since cosmologists began invoking occult phenomena in the form of dark matter and dark energy, they have lost their way. If you don’t believe it, look at what they themselves are saying about their current state of knowledge – if it can be called knowledge at all.Dark Matter Just Got Murkier (Live Science): Don Lincoln, a senior scientist at Fermi National Lab, shows that a whiz at math and physics can be clueless when it comes to philosophy. This is a good article to lead our list, because he shows the history of dark matter hypotheses, ending with “But, in the end, we still don’t know.”The search for dark matter (Phys.org): Here’s another piece that reviews the long hunt for the elusive whatever. “Without dark matter, it’s possible that we would not exist,” one physicist says. The article talks about huge, expensive detectors that have all failed to find it. Is this progress by elimination, or a wrong track?What Is Dark Matter? Prime Candidate Gets Profiled (Space.com): Mike Wall thinks the theoretical “axion” (another bit of mysterious unknown stuff “which has yet to be discovered”) may qualify as the next candidate for dark matter. Why? Because all the others have been ruled out; searches for other candidates have “come up empty.”As hunt for sterile neutrino continues, mystery deepens (Phys.org): “Physicists speculated that the hypothesized particles might hold a key to better understanding of the evolution of the universe and why it is mostly made of matter and not antimatter.” But the plot thickens: based on experiments with a new detector, “scientists have ruled out a large portion of the range of possible properties the hypothesized particles were predicted to be hiding in.”If Dark Matter Can’t Be Seen, What About Ghosts? (NPR): Adam Frank compares belief in dark matter to belief in ghosts. “It’s still early in the game but, at some point, if nothing is found, scientists may have to re-evaluate their ‘belief’ in dark matter,” he concludes. “In that case, they will have to come up with other explanations for the bumps we know we’re hearing in the night.”New theory of gravity might explain dark matter (Science Daily): Erik Verlinde from Amsterdam is trying to get away from the need for dark matter by inventing a new theory of gravity. Is he on the brink of a scientific revolution or just whistling in the dark? He’s concerned that traditional gravity and quantum physics are incompatible. “Many theoretical physicists like me are working on a revision of the theory, and some major advancements have been made,” he says. “We might be standing on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our views on the very nature of space, time and gravity.”Cosmological mystery solved by largest ever map of voids and superclusters (Phys.org): What the headline gives the conclusion takes away. While new maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) are consistent with Einstein’s relativity, “Our results resolve one long-standing cosmological puzzle, but doing so has deepened the mystery of a very unusual ‘Cold Spot’ in the CMB,” an astronomer says. “….the Cold Spot mystery remains unexplained.”Researcher presents work to understand formation of the universe (Phys.org): Just promises, promises: “If the predictions and the data match, it’ll be a further beautiful confirmation of the theory of general relativity, whereas if they don’t, it could be a tell-tale sign that we need a different theory.”The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate—or is it? (Phys.org): This article presents the shocking possibility that dark energy may be a fiction – a wrong interpretation from too small a sample of supernovas. Now that a new sample ten times larger doesn’t show it, do three laureates have to give back their Nobel Prizes?Rethinking the arrow of time (Science Magazine): Cosmologists aren’t sure what “now” means. They wonder why we remember the past but not the future. This book review indicates problems with the conventional understanding of time as the direction of increasing entropy. The reviewer likes the book, but says, “The significance of ‘now’ and how time, as well as space, might have been created by the Big Bang is more suggestive than emphatic, in my opinion.”Nature’s Special EditionOn September 29, Nature published a special supplement about dark matter and dark energy. They make the world’s leading journal look like it dabbles in the occult: lots of toil and trouble, but so far only bubble.The dark universe by Richard Hodson (Nature): Dark matter is still a mystery, but “Explaining dark energy is even tougher.”The dark universe: 4 big questions by Neil Savage (Nature): And the questions are: (1) Is there a dark matter particle? (2) Does dark matter interact with anything? (3) Does the cosmological constant explain dark energy? (4) What will eventually happen to the universe.Axion alert! Exotic-particle detector may miss out on dark matter by Davide Castelvecchi (Nature): This is about a “hunt in the dark” for a particle that depends on inflation theory.Dark matter: What’s the matter? by Jeff Hecht (Nature): Reviewing all the negative results of searches, he says, “The leading theory of dark matter is running out of room to hide.”Dark energy: Staring into darkness by Stephen Battersby (Nature): What do you see when you stare into the dark? Nothing except what you imagine. Battersby speaks of “An enduring puzzle… an energetic mystery…. dark futures” and other unknowns despite “a burst of ideas”. If dark energy exists, does it change over time? Answer the first question first.Revealing the unseen Universe by Mark Zastrow (Nature): This article reviews the latest hardware trying to find gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos. Those phenomena at least have some empirical basis.Interview with Brian Schmidt (Nature): Schmidt shared a Nobel Prize in 2011 for the “discovery” of dark energy. He’s pretty confident of his finding (90%, he estimates), but he can’t rule out “unknown unknowns.” He adds, “But science is about getting out and occasionally being wrong, it’s what we’re there for.”Interview with George Smoot (Nature): Smoot won a Nobel Prize in 2006 for finding tiny variations in the CMB that were interpreted as confirmation of the big bang. He’s asked about gravitational waves, not dark matter or energy.Empirical UpsetsNews outlets got all excited recently about results of a new sky survey involving the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments.Observable universe contains two trillion galaxies, 10 times more than previously thought (Science Daily)The Universe Has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Scientists Thought (Live Science)Our universe contains 10 times more galaxies than we thought (New Scientist)The estimate comes from new mathematical models, not from actual counting. Still, it indicates how far off scientists can be about what is visible, let alone what is dark. “It boggles the mind that over 90 percent of the galaxies in the universe have yet to be studied,” Christopher Conselice, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Nottingham in the U.K., who led the study, said in a statement. “Who knows what interesting properties we will find when we observe these galaxies with the next generation of telescopes.”“Hello, Dr Cosmologist. What do you know?” Answer: “Not much. I don’t even know what I don’t know, or even what is knowable. But cosmic evolution is a fact!”last_img read more

first_imgA women’s organisation in Arunachal Pradesh has sought a ‘one man, one wife’ policy for ending polygamy among resourceful tribal people in the State.The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has also suggested the implementation of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules in the State to stop polygamy and adultery by government employees, besides denial of tickets to men with “multiple wives” for rural and Assembly elections.The APWWS made the suggestions in a memorandum to Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi during a programme to observe its 40th foundation day on Thursday.The organisation’s outgoing president Dipti Bengia Tadar said that rich and well-qualified officers in the State had been indulging in polygamy, causing distress to many tribal families.Arunachal Pradesh has 26 major tribes and scores of sub-tribes. Traditional tribal laws allow polygamy among certain tribes and associated disputes are usually settled by customary courts that are allegedly pro-men.The first district and sessions courts were set up only after December 2007 when the judiciary was separated from the executive in the State.The State women’s commission has demanded compulsory registration of marriages towards stopping polygamy and cases of domestic violence against women in Arunachal Pradesh.Ms. Techi and other members of the commission in June met Chief Minister Pema Khandu to apprise him of “hundreds of cases related to marriage” that the commission deals with.“Marital disputes remain unresolved or partially resolved due to lack of registration,” Ms. Techi said, asking the government to come up with a feasible Act under which all marriages are registered.Women’s rights activists say polygamous men usually take teenage girls from economically weaker sections of society as the second or third wife apparently to rescue them from poverty. Many of these young wives end up as victims of abuse and need to be rescued. Some are abandoned too. The APWWS has been facilitating the stay of such victims at safe homes.last_img read more

first_imgRacela, Chua engage in shouting match at halftime Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Thompson’s botches freebies allowed Rice to take TNT’s final shot attempt, but fortunately for Ginebra the ball bounced off the rim.Joe Devance came up big for Ginebra with 20 points, four of which came in the final 1:34 of the game, on 8-of-14 shooting while Brownlee had a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double.Thompson also had a double-double for Ginebra as he put up 17 points and 12 rebounds while LA Tenorio almost finished with a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.Rice had a game-high 44 points to go along 20 rebounds to lead TNT while Jayson Castro filled up the stat sheets with 17 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGinebra took the driver’s seat again in its series against TNT after taking a close 106-103 win in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings are a win away from a finals return and could close things out on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president TNT had a chance to send the game to overtime but Glen Rice Jr.’s last three-point attempt bounced off the rim as Justin Brownlee tried his hardest to challenge the shot.“That was a great game, both teams played well and it came down to the last shot,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “It bounced off the rim and it came out in our favor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The series is not over, the series haven’t been won. We have the lead, which is nice to have, but we’re certainly not safe especially against a team like TNT.”Scottie Thompson could’ve iced the game for the Gin Kings earlier in the fourth but he missed his two chances from the free throw line with 7.1 seconds left with the scores at 106-103 with Ginebra on the lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

first_imgSpurs regard Real Madrid bigger pull for Pochettino than Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham see Real Madrid as a bigger threat to keeping hold of manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Manchester United.The Irish Independent says United have made Pochettino their No 1 target to succeed Jose Mourinho as the next permanent manager.The Old Trafford club are prepared to pay a world-record compensation fee to tempt Spurs to release Pochettino, and are hopeful they can convince him to take on the biggest job in English football.But sources close to the north London club claim Tottenham believe Real are a bigger threat to their hopes of keeping Pochettino if the La Liga giants choose to make another managerial change at the end of the season.While there is a recognition that United would be an attractive proposition, Tottenham insiders feel Pochettino would be torn over quitting to immediately join another English club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,216.47, down 25.41 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $11.15 on 7.3 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down eight cents, or 5.44 per cent, to $1.39 on 6.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up $1.45, or 7.73 per cent, to $20.22 on 6.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 23 cents, or 2.37 per cent, to $9.49 on 5.8 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 13 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $24.70 on 4.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $3.19 on 4.6 million shares.last_img read more

first_imgColombo: The Sri Lankan authorities on Monday enforced a six-hour countrywide curfew as communal violence continued to spread in the island nation in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, which killed nearly 260 people. “The curfew has been imposed from 9 p.m. tonight to 4 a.m. tomorrow,” a police spokesperson said. Earlier in the day, the police reimposed a curfew, few hours after it was lifted, on four towns of Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya and Hettipola in the north western region till 4 a.m. tomorrow following a communal clash in the area. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIt was later extended to the entire North Western Province as violence continued to spread. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also appealed for calm after the unrest broke out, especially in Kurunegala district targeting Muslims, and appealed to the public not to be swayed by false information. “I appeal to all citizens to remain calm and not be swayed by false information. Security forces are working tirelessly to apprehend terrorists and ensure the security of the country, but each time there is civil unrest, we increase their burden and hamper ongoing investigations,” he said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe Lankan government on Monday also reimposed a ban on social media following violent incidents between the minority Muslim and majority Sinhalese communities in the country . The blockade of Facebook and WhatsApp comes a day after Sri Lankan police imposed curfew in the country’s western coastal town of Chilaw where a mob attacked a mosque and some shops owned by Muslims in a dispute that started on a Facebook post by a Muslim shop owner. The violence is a new backlash from the Easter attacks where nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others. The Islamic State terror group claimed the attacks, but the government blamed local Islamist extremist group (NTJ).last_img read more

The Ohio State men’s soccer team headed to Dayton this weekend to take part in a two game tournament.The Buckeyes faced off against Marshall on Friday, and Milwaukee on Sunday, losing both contests by a score of 1-0.As has been the story throughout the early part of this season, the Buckeye offense created chances for itself in the form of corner kicks and shots on goal, but were unable to get on the board.The Buckeyes nearly took the lead in the 16th minute against Milwaukee, but sophomore midfielder Mitch Bergman’s goal was called back due to an offsides call.The Ohio State defense, despite sporting a goal differential of minus two, held strong against both Marshall and Milwaukee attacks.Marshall scored in the second minute to get off to a quick start on Friday evening, but the Buckeyes rallied to battle evenly with the Thundering Herd, though ultimately unable to find an equalizer.In goal, redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried played well, making multiple impressive saves throughout the weekend to keep his team in the match.The Buckeyes will play once again on Friday when they take on South Florida at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

first_imgNacho Fernandez has revealed plans to see out his playing career at Real MadridThe Spanish full-back has been on the club books since the age of 11 and made his first-team debut in a 6–3 away win against Valencia in April 2011.Since then, Nacho has made 161 appearances in all competitions for Real and was a valuable member of the squad last season that sealed the Champions League title for a third season in succession.Like past greats, such as Francisco Totti and Paolo Maldini, the 28-year-old intends to remain a one-club player by seeing out the remainder of his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.“My plan is to finish my career at home,” he said in an interview with GQ, via Marca.“In the career of any athlete there are stages where you do not do everything you would like, fortunately I’ve had two spectacular years on a personal and professional level and there is no better place for me than Real Madrid.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The demand is the highest, but my idea is to keep the pace and finish my career at home.”Nacho missed out on Spain’s golden era that saw the national side claim the World Cup title in 2010, as well as back-to-back European crowns in 2008 and 2012.The left-back made his debut for the national side in September 2013.“I would like to get rid of the thorn of the last World Cup and win an important tournament with Spain,” he said.Nacho currently has under two years left on his current contract at Real.last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealed he’s returned to running outdoors for the first time since AprilThe English midfielder has been sidelined with a knee injury over the last eight months from Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash against AS Roma.The injury cost Oxlade-Chamberlain the chance to compete in the final of the competition and a place in the England squad in this year’s World Cup.But the 25-year-old has now posted a positive update on his recovery at Liverpool’s Melwood training base.“That feeling when you’re finally back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months,” Oxlade-Chamberlain wrote on Instagram along with a picture of himself with his arms raised high (see below).Since joining from Arsenal last year, Oxlade-Chamberlain has managed five goals and eight assists in 42 appearances for Liverpool.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The England international remains a doubt for the rest of this season, despite stating that he hopes to play in “a few” games.Premier League leaders Liverpool will take on Newcastle today at Anfield with kick-off set for 16:00 (CET).Alex Oxlade Chamberlain back out on the grass for the first time in 8 months 😁👏 #LFC pic.twitter.com/zmrW9fOVpL— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) December 24, 2018last_img read more

first_img Related Items:Dr. Dwayne Vernon, social development commission Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Dec.10 (JIS): The Social Development Commission (SDC) has created some 839 jobs for residents at the local level, through the Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP). Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on December 8, Executive Director at the SDC, Dr. Dwayne Vernon, said the SDC is using its platform of community involvement as the driving force to encourage community businesses for economic development and to create employment.He said that the LEDSP, an initiative of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, was launched in May 2015 to formalise community businesses, and grow entrepreneurship in communities. Dr. Vernon noted that of the 839 persons currently employed, 232 are full time, 408 part time, 199 seasonal and others assist, based on the need. “Currently, there are 138 active projects happening in different communities and these Local Economic Initiatives (LEIs) have a capital layout of $530 million,” he pointed out.He informed that 32 per cent of these community businesses are from the agro-processing industry, adding that there is a heavy use of agricultural produce and raw materials from these produce to make secondary products, such as pastries, sauces, jams, pickles, chocolate and other confectioneries, juices and wines. Another 29 per cent of the community businesses are poultry, and the remaining are manufacturing, art and craft, fashion and community tourism.Dr. Vernon said if all communities take the Local Government and community-based approach to economic growth, such as the LEI, this will improve employment in the country.He called on members of the public to embrace the Local Government Reform, which is a tool that will help them to participate in the decision-making and economic growth at the community and parish levels. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Kings Valley Road In Western Westmoreland Refurbished Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – No plea was required of Labour Tribunal President Arthur Forbes when he was charged at court with three counts of rape.    The shocking arrest and arraignment stems from a report made back on March 16, by a woman of Haiti who told media in her home country that Forbes had forced himself upon her more than once and that he allegedly used her dependency on a work permit to intimidate her.Police late yesterday confirmed that a 61 year old man of Provo was arrested, taken to court but was not required to enter a plea.    Forbes who is considered an astute member of the community being involved in many civic organizations, sports development, a mentorship program and the judge at the labour court is out on bail and will return to court for a sufficiency hearing next month.Police say the man’s bail was set at $10,000.#MagneticMediaNews#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgAlex Sandro has warned his teammates they will be facing “a war” against Roma on Saturday evening.The Brazilian extended his stay with the Bianconeri until June 2023 with a salary believed to be worth €5m per year.“This is a wonderful day for me, but also my family and my teammates. I must tell the fans I’ll always give my best, just as I have done so far, and will continue working to improve. Alex Sandro is staying,” he told Football Italia.“I believe that I have taken on the mentality of the club and team, who always want to win. I’ll never change that mentality, so every time I set foot on the pitch, I want to win.”italian_leagueone:Juve-Roma: The fantastic seven: A look at the Bianconeri’s sequence of victories against Roma at Allianz Stadium https://t.co/9UeL1nEWHE pic.twitter.com/KoMBrTkRy8— Juve_MP (@Juve_MP) December 20, 2018Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“I am just happy when we win, but a goal or assist is an extra bonus. I hold every goal in my heart because it’s not easy to score when you’re a full-back. Perhaps my favourite is the header in the derby against Torino.”Juventus host Roma on Saturday evening and Alex Sandro knows what to expect.“It’s always a war against Roma. We are prepared and know that they are prepared too, so I expect it to be a great game for players and fans.”The Bianconeri take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16.“Atleti are a tough outfit, strong both physically and tactically. Now we have to focus on Roma, though, there is time for Atletico.”last_img read more

first_imgAfter United’s 5-1 victory at Cardiff City on Saturday, Gary Neville says it’s time the players put in the work and prove they can produce a consistent level of performance.Former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came back to the club as interim manager after Mourinho was sacked last week Tuesday.He took charge of his first game away at Cardiff City on Sunday, and United produced an impressive performance in a 5-1 victory.Neville questioned whether the result was because of the team they faced or turning a new leaf under a new manager, but has called for hard work in order to finish strong this season.“There was an immediate bounce and impact from Ole, however, it was Cardiff and we need to see if they can do it over six months,” Neville told Sky Sports.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If they can do that then they will get the opportunity to play for the club next season. If they do it over six games and then drop back they won’t play for the club next season.“The most important thing for Manchester United is sailing the ship into shore calmly, with some people needing to disembark and not come back, and some needing to come on and sail out to seas in the future. That’s the nature of the next six months.“The hard work starts now for United. Anybody who thinks sacking Jose Mourinho is the answer, it is not, the hard work starts now and I am sure the people in the club are wise enough and knowledgeable to know that.”last_img read more

first_imgThis area gets busy during the height of sockeye season, but you can still find all fish species native to the Kenai River, according to Refuge officials. This area is unique because it is one of a very few places where anglers can fish for sockeye without having to be in the water. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has announced the opening of the Upper Moose Range Meadows fishing boardwalk for fishing starting yesterday, July 18. The Refuge is advising anglers to “Please be careful as the high water is a bit hazardous.” The Upper Moose Range Meadows is located down Redoubt Ave. (and behind the Fred Meyer) in Soldotna. The boardwalk sits roughly 5 to 10 feet  above the water so anglers will need to use a heavier weight to ensure their fly reaches the right depth quickly enough, and will not be able to use a very long leader.last_img read more

first_imgThe Division plans to release approximately seven million fish annually into the waters of Alaska over the next five years. The plan outlines the locations, numbers, and size or life stage for each species of fish that are planned for stocking. Starting on January 1 through January 30 interested individuals can submit their comments. You can submit public comments to Andrew Garry by email [email protected] or by mail:William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatcheryc/o Andrew Garry941 North Reeve BoulevardAnchorage, Alaska, 99501The public comment deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Only fish reared from the Division’s hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries that work in cooperation with ADF&G to improve sport fisheries are included in this plan. Statewide Stocking Coordinator Andrew Garry: “Receiving public input is extremely important to the Division as we finalize the Statewide Stocking Plan for 2019. The Division commits a significant portion of their annual budget towards stocking fish throughout the state, and hearing from anglers is a critical piece of the fisheries management process.” The Statewide Stocking Plan is available for review on the Division’s webpage. Hard copies are also available for review at local ADF&G offices. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be accepting public comments for the 2019 Statewide Stocking Plan for Sport Fisheries.last_img read more

first_imgAs India got a giant new satellite launch vehicle that opened more commercial opportunities, the crew module–CARE (Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment)–splashed down into the Bay of Bengal after it separated from the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV Mark-III).The successful test of the atmospheric re-entry of the 3.65 tonne unmanned capsule came around 730 seconds after the three-tonne rocket on its experimental mission lifted off at 9.30 AM from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWhile the rocket cost ISRO Rs 140 crore, the crew module has taken another Rs 15 crore, officials said.Three levels of parachutes specially designed by Agra- based DRDO lab Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment helped the crew module descend safely into the sea, about 180 km from Indira Point, the southern tip of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.”This was a very significant day in the history of Indian space programme,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K S Radhakrishnan said from mission control, as fellow scientists clapped and broke into a round of cheers. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindPresident Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among other leaders who congratulated the ISRO scientists for the feat that will help carry heavier communication satellites.”Successful launch of GSLV Mk-III is yet another triumph of brilliance & hardwork of our scientists. Congrats to them for the efforts. @isro,” Modi tweeted. The Lok Sabha also hailed ISRO for the new achievements.GSLV Mk III Project Director S Somanath said the country has made it again and it has a new launch vehicle. “India, you have a new launch vehicle with you. We have made it again,” he said.”We have made it again…ISRO’s capability of launching heavier payloads has come to shape and this will change our destiny and our capability has significantly enhanced.”The 2.7 metre tall cupcake-shaped crew module with a diameter of 3.1 metre features aluminium alloy internal structure with composite panels and ablative thermal protection systems and can carry two to three astronauts.The module would be shipped to Kamarajar Port in Ennore near Chennai, from where it would be taken to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala for further study.Though it would take at least 10 years for India to send humans into space, this experiment has helped the space agency to test the module for safe return of humans from space, according to ISRO.As for the objective of validation of the complex atmospheric flight regime of GSLV Mk III, Radhakrishnan said the two active S200 and L110 propulsive stages “performed as expected.””We have got the signal from the beacon in the crew capsule. Indian Coast Guard ships have received them and they are some 100 km away from the site presently moving to recover it,” S Unnikrishnan Nair, Project Director of ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Programme, said.last_img read more

first_img Share Tags: Profit Report, Statistics, WestJet Wednesday, December 5, 2018 By: The Canadian Press TORONTO — WestJet Airlines Ltd. aims to lift its profits over the next four years, predicting earnings growth of 40% on a per share basis between 2019 and 2022 after a turbulent year.Soaring fuel costs, labour unrest and steep competition at home and abroad caused Canada’s second-largest airline to incur its first loss in 13 years during the second quarter, followed by a steep year-over-year drop in the third quarter – which nonetheless bounced back into the black.Revenues and efficiency were “nowhere near” the airline’s potential, chief executive Ed Sims said at a WestJet investor conference in Toronto Tuesday.Strong demand, more branded fares and higher ancillary fees will boost its revenue per available seat mile to between two per cent and four per cent in 2019, Sims said.Branded fares bundle various perks – such as pre-reserved seats and baggage checks – at a higher total price.Earlier this year, the airline launched transatlantic service on the first three of an expected 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in a bid for business passengers that challenges Air Canada’s transatlantic dominance.A crowded domestic market resulted in “over-supply” and weaker revenue per available seat mile – a key industry metric that divides operating income by passenger carrying capacity.A freshly expanded Flair Airlines, soon-to-launch Canada Jetlines Ltd., and Air Canada’s low-cost Rouge are all crowding the budget airspace that WestJet has flown into with its four-month-old, ultra-low-cost Swoop.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamThe market saturation means WestJet will “step back from profitless volume,” Sims said.The airline aims to grow passenger capacity by between 6.5 per cent and 8.5 per cent next year, mainly through three Dreamliners embarking on non-stop service from Calgary to Dublin, Paris and London’s Gatwick Airport this spring.Only a sliver of the beefed-up capacity will come from the domestic realm, where Swoop plans to expand its fleet to 10, WestJet said.The airline is battling with Air Canada on a number of fronts. Its Encore regional service goes up against Air Canada Express and its ultra-low-cost Swoop airline recently launched flights to the U.S. and the Caribbean, in competition with Air Canada’s six-year-old Rouge unit.On top of a long-range fleet that still dwarfs WestJet’s, Air Canada’s recent deal as the lead of a consortium to buy the Aeroplan reward program from Aimia Inc. represents another potential advantage Sims hopes to reduce through a travel rewards partnership with Mastercard and the Royal Bank of Canada.Sims appeared undaunted by his biggest competitor’s purchase of Aeroplan, announced Nov. 26.“I don’t have a concern,” he said in an interview Friday.“I think competition in this space is healthy. It forces both coalitions to strengthen the relationship, and I would characterize our relationship with RBC and Mastercard as every bit as strong as our competitor’s relationship with TD, CIBC and VISA.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts“We fully expect a number of our passengers to be carrying both cards,” he added.On Tuesday his airline broadened its codeshare agreement with Qantas Airways, giving WestJet access to the Australian carrier’s flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, along with any attendant reward miles. WestJet’s joint venture with Delta Air Lines, announced in July, opens up more of the southern U.S. and western European markets via flights to Atlanta and Barcelona. Nonetheless, luring high-flying passengers away from Air Canada without an alliance network to top it off could prove tough.WestJet remains outside the constellation of major airline alliances, comprised of Star Alliance – of which Air Canada is a member – SkyTeam and Oneworld.Next year, WestJet expects to spend about $1.1 billion on deposits and purchases related to the Dreamliners and Boeing 737 MAX narrow-body aircraft. It also plans expenditures of about $980 million in 2020 and $1.1 billion in 2021 on seven more Dreamliners.The company has signed a letter of intent to sell and lease back the first three Dreamliners, on track for delivery early next year. << Previous PostNext Post >> WestJet aims for turnaround after turbulent yearlast_img read more

first_imgWhen you picture the drug ketamine, you might think of that stoner you knew in high school or a bunch of people popping pills in neon-lit clubs.But do you ever picture a dentist’s office? Ketamine is often used as an anesthetic for procedures on people’s teeth.And it’s a multi-tasker. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Spravato, a drug based on ketamine, called esketamine, to treat depression via a nasal spray.Here’s more about the FDA’s designation from The Verge:The drug must be administered as a nasal spray, patients must be taking another antidepressant at the same time, and it can only be given to patients who have (unsuccessfully) tried two antidepressants before. Most notably, people won’t able to pick up Spravato at the local Rite Aid. Spravato will only be available in certified clinics.Ketamine may not work for every patient, but for some, it may come as an enormous relief.About 12 to 20 percent of adults with depression don’t respond to other types of treatment or medication. That population is called “treatment resistant.”And some of the more commonly prescribed drugs, like Prozac or Trazodone, don’t have the efficacy we might hope for; studies show only around 37 percent of those who use these medications experience full remission.Journalist Alice Levitt is one of those treatment-resistant patients. And she finally tried ketamine. Here’s part of what she wrote for Vox about her experience:Each infusion lasted 45 minutes. After my first one, I had a nurse play the cast album of my favorite musical as the drip began. Instead of running wild, my mind became immersed in the music, albeit in a deeply dreamlike state. Each time, it took about 15 to 20 minutes after the effects of the treatment wore off for me to be able to open my eyes and start walking. Afterward, I was exhausted. The half-hour Uber ride home felt like hours as I longed for the warm embrace of a nap.Immediately after each treatment, I felt down. But by the time I woke up the next day, I was in less psychic pain and had more purpose. I would start the day on my long-neglected spin bike, feeling motivation that I’d lacked for months. Lunches with friends no longer felt like they existed just to show them I was still alive and making an effort to get out of the house. I was beginning to connect with the world outside my head again. I noticed myself smiling more. According to Shah, feeling the effects of ketamine within 24 hours of treatment is typical. “It is the most rapid-acting treatment for depression,” he said.After the final infusion, I had the initiative to start writing again. The following week quickly filled up with activities, both work and fun. I was living for the first time in months. It’s been three months since my last treatment, and I’ve even started to feel excited about my future. Shah says I am unlikely to need another dose — I was in the roughly 70 percent who achieve remission after one series of ketamine infusions.And while the research still doesn’t conclusively show that esketamine or ketamine causes depression to go away, the FDA said it approved Spravado because patients needed a new alternative.How do we treat an illness that affects millions of Americans? And why does it seem to be so challenging to find things that help?Produced by Gabrielle Healy. Text by Gabrielle Healy.If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (4357)GUESTSDr. Gary Sachs, Associate clinical professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical SchoolDr. Demitri Papolos, Co-director of the Program in Behavioral Genetics and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Montefiore Medical CenterAlice Levitt, Writer covering medicine, travel and food, @aliceeatsFor more, visit https://the1a.org.© 2019 WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio. Copyright 2019 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.last_img read more

The abrupt reversal came days after officials announced a proposal to allow drilling in virtually all coastal waters The abrupt reversal came days after officials announced a proposal to allow drilling in virtually all coastal waters, drawing immediate criticism from environmentalists.Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida was among the early critics of the plan that is part of President Donald Trump’s “energy dominance” focus, saying oil drilling threatened Florida’s natural resources, an issue that has long had bipartisan support. Interior secretary Ryan Zinke announced the move on Twitter, saying: “I support the governor’s position that Florida is unique and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver.”As a result… I am removing Florida from consideration from any new oil and gas platforms.”The program “proposes the largest number of lease sales in US history,” and opens 98 percent of recoverable oil and gas reserves in federally-controlled waters to development, according to the Interior Department.While offshore drilling is defended as a vital source of jobs and economic development in a few states like Texas and Louisiana, many other parts of the country have vigorously fought drilling due to environmental hazards and the importance of tourism to their local economies.Republican governors including Maryland’s Larry Hogan and South Carolina’s Henry McMaster have balked at offshore drilling, while the practice is anathema in Democratic-leaning California and northeastern states.California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra immediately demanded a similar exemption for his state. “California is also ‘unique’ & our ‘coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver.'” he tweeted. “Our ‘local and state voice’ is firmly opposed to any and all offshore drilling. If that’s your standard, we, too, should be removed from your list. Immediately.” Citation: US declares Florida exempt from offshore drilling plan (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-declares-florida-exempt-offshore-drilling.html © 2018 AFP California is well-equipped to block new drilling Explore further The Trump administration on Tuesday said it would not allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida after pressure from the state’s Republican governor. 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. read more

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