APTN National NewsImagine being forced out of your home before flood waters arrive.Then imagine finding out you’re never going to be able to go back.That’s what happened to the majority of people in Lake St. Martin.A year-and-a-half after the flood, APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler visits the devastated community to see what’s left.
New Delhi: Just a fortnight ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the Opposition parties have started questioning the Election Commission of India (EC) and its alleged ‘political predisposition’. On Wednesday the TDP-ruled state government in Andhra Pradesh filed a petition in High Court challenging the orders of the EC transferring three top cops on Tuesday night. The court accepted the petition.Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed serious concern over the issue and questioned how the Election commission reacts immediately on the complaint of an alleged economic offender Vijayasai Reddy. He further alleged that the Opposition YSR Congress party was trying to terrorise officials. He said that the transfer of officials who will not come under EC purview sends wrong signals. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsIG A B Venkateswara Rao, Srikakulam SP Venkataratnam and Kadapa SP Rahuldev Sarma were transferred on the basis of a complaint, lodged by Vijayasai Reddy to the EC. The AP CM further warned of launching ‘Save Democracy and Save Democratic Institutions’ agitation. A TDP delegation of MPs CM Ramesh, K Raveendra Kumar and other senior leaders met the Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC) Sunil Arora on Wednesday evening and submitted a memorandum. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Trinamool Congress, the ruling party in West Bengal too objected to the appointment of former BSF Director General K K Sharma as special police observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand late on Tuesday evening, alleging that he was present at an RSS function a year earlier. “EC has now appointed KK Sharma, retired DG BSF, as Special Central Police Observer for West Bengal and Jharkhand. Over one year ago (Feb 2018) Trinamool had raised an objection to his presence in uniform at an RSS function,” Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien tweeted. The Election Commission appointed four special observers, two retired IRS and two IPS officer, to spearhead its efforts to check the abuse of black money and illegal inducements to voters and monitor deployment of security forces in select sensitive states during the Lok Sabha polls. Sharma is one of them.
Recalling his recent visit to the South Pacific, where he saw the “brutal” impact of the global “climate emergency”, Mr. Guterres called on countries to redouble efforts to combat climate change in Asia and the Pacific. “This is a battle we can and must win,” he underscored.Informally dubbed the “parliament” of the Asia-Pacific region, ESCAP – the UN’s socio-economic development arm for the area, which is home to more than 4 billion people, or nearly two-thirds of the world population – is a forum for Governments and other stakeholders to discuss key sustainable and inclusive development issues.Established in 1947, it comprises 53 Member States and 9 associate members, stretching from the Pacific island of Tuvalu in the east, to Turkey in the west, and Russia in the north, to New Zealand in the south.‘Opportunity’ to reaffirm ‘shared responsibility’Addressing the opening session, Armida Alisjahbana, the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, urged countries to build on past successes and shape future priorities.“Since this Commission first met in 1947, our countries have travelled a long journey,” she said, noting that many consider Asia-Pacific region as the “engine” of the world economy.“We have yet more to offer. We can provide the global leadership to collectively achieve a transformed and resilient society in our region [and] respond to challenges that transcend borders and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”In her policy statement, Ms. Alisjahbana outlined five key areas central to achieving that transformation: strengthening social protection; strengthening resilience to international trade tensions; fighting environmental degradation; improving resilience against disasters; and “unleashing” the potential of new technologies as a “force for good”.“I am committed to working with all Member States to achieve transformed and resilient societies in our region. The evidence indicates we can be more effective if we empower citizens to support this transformation”, she concluded.The opening session also heard a special address by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand – a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the empowerment of children through education, as well as an FAO Goodwill Ambassador for zero hunger – in which she highlighted the importance of integrated and people-centred approach to development and that it should endure.Development work should integrate dimensions and issues including healthcare, education and employment, she said, adding that “development work should not last only a few years but go on as long as possible.”Mongolian Foreign Minister elected Chair Also on Monday, the Commission elected Damdin Tsogtbaatar, the Foreign Minister of Mongolia, as Chair of its 75th session.In a speech following his election, Mr. Tsogtbaatar reiterated the importance of sustainable development, underscoring that the session is an “opportunity to accelerate the pace of implementation, shape policies and integrate the national strategies to reduce gap between rich and poor and threats from climate change.”The opening day also saw ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Alisjahbana sign four Memoranda of Understanding with the regional and global organizations on strengthening cooperation in the areas of disaster resilience, early warning systems, renewable energy, research and evidence-based policy making.Concluding on Friday, 31 May, the seventy-fifth session of ESCAP also includes the Commission’s high-level general debate on the theme “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” the meeting of the Special Body on Least Developed, Landlocked Developing and Pacific Island Developing Countries, a roundtable discussion with sub-regional organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, and a number of side events hosted by UN Member States and partner organizations. According to a study by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), forming the basis for intergovernmental discussions, while the benefits of economic growth and social progress have reached rural areas, persons with disabilities and women in many countries, the divide between the haves and the have-nots, is widening.“In recent decades, quality of life has improved for most people in the region, yet, growing inequalities present a threat to further advances”, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a video message for Monday’s opening session in Bangkok, Thailand. “The challenge is to ensure that socio-economic progress reaches those left behind,” he added.A call to action❗️At the current pace of progress, #AsiaPacific will not achieve any of the 17 #SDG’s according to our new SDG Progress Report. https://t.co/Xe6E4FxCgK pic.twitter.com/0EzyTG1ePS— United Nations ESCAP (@UNESCAP) May 28, 2019
A mother-of-two who died just hours after having a caesarian told her husband: “I love you – if anything happens just make sure you look after the boys”, an inquest heard.Primary schoolteacher Frances Cappuccini, 30, died just eight hours after the birth of her second son Giacomo – having lost several litres of blood.An inquest into her death resumed on Tuesday after it was halted in 2014. She was one of the greatest people I am ever likely to meet in my life. She was very bubbly, kind, caring and loving personTom Cappuccini Frances Cappuccini died after giving birth by caesarean sectionCredit:PA Dr Errol Cornish, the consultant anaesthetist who treated Mrs Cappuccini, was also told he had no case to answerCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley “The risk was no greater in the morning of the 9th than the evening of the 8th because when that surgery was performed the surgeon had the same good view of the stomach open. In fact the same staff were in duty.”Making an emotional tribute to his wife, Tom Cappuccini said: “She was one of the greatest people I am ever likely to meet in my life.””She was very bubbly, kind, caring and loving person. She had lots of friends and lots of time for her friends.”She was a great mother, a fantastic wife and she loved looking after Luca.”As a teacher her education background enabled her to give him a good start to his young life.”The inquest was originally halted in 2014 when it became apparent that criminal charges could be brought following the tragedy.Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust made legal history by becoming the first NHS trust to face corporate manslaughter charges.But the case was dismissed by a judge at the Inner London Crown Court in February 2016.Dr Errol Cornish, the consultant anaesthetist who treated Mrs Cappuccini, was also told he had no case to answer with regards to gross negligence manslaughter charges against him.Another doctor, Nadeem Azeez, also had charges against him dropped.The inquest, which is due to last 10 days, continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Frances Cappuccini and her husband TomCredit: Appearing emotional in court, Mr Cappuccini said: “I was told that I could see her when she was stable in the ICU but I never got the chance.”At 4pm a group of doctors came to see me and said her blood pressure had dropped and her heart had stopped. They had tried to revive her but they were unable to do so.”Neil Sheldon, a lawyer representing the family, told coroner Roger Hatch the fact Mrs Cappuccini underwent 12 hours of gruelling labour rather than be sent for an immediate elective caesarian was of “paramount concern” to her family.He said: “As you will be immensely aware this inquest represents the only chance for Mrs Cappuccini’s family to have investigated the circumstances surrounding her death and to have answers to the questions they still have as to why she died. Giving evidence at the hearing in Gravesend, Kent, on Tuesday, her husband said: “Frankie was terrified. She had been terrified for months in the run-up to giving birth because of the previous experience and what happened.”She was very certain she wanted me to make sure she had C-section on arrival.”The couple had booked an elected caesarian for the following Monday – just two days later – but had arrived at 8.30pm after she went into labour.He said midwives and doctors at the hospital advised them “not to make a decision based on pain and fear” and told them there was no reason she could not give birth naturally.Following their advice, she endured 12 hours of gruelling labour before being rushed for a caesarian at 8.30am the following morning – where surgeons made the fatal error of leaving a large piece of placenta in the uterine cavity. Dr Nadeem Azeez had charges against him droppedCredit: Tom Cappuccini attends the inquest at Gravesend Town HallCredit:Steve Finn Photography It heard how the mother, from Offham, Kent, was absolutely “terrified” about having her second child after experiencing a traumatic birth with first son Luca, then aged four.Her husband Tom Cappuccini said she entered Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury, Kent, on Oct 8, 2012 “certain” she wanted an elective caesarian procedure following advice from a consultant obstetrician at nearby Maidstone Hospital.But on arrival Mr Cappuccini said midwives had “almost a smirk across their face almost laughing” when he told them she needed a caesarian and had been advised against having an epidural by their doctor. Asked if he felt free to make the choice about the birth, Mr Cappuccini added: “I put my trust and Frankie’s trust in the people that were there. They disregarded previous medical advice and we were made to feel small and insignificant.”In hindsight I wish I had never agreed.”The mother was feeding her newborn son for the first time when she felt blood “flowing between her legs” and midwives found a pool of blood under her sheet.When bleeding did not stop she was rushed to surgery to allow doctors to investigate and stem the bleed.Following the surgery Mr Cappuccini was told a piece of placenta which was described as “raggedy” was found in her uterine cavity.But she was rushed to an Intensive Care Unit when she failed to come around from the general anaesthetic. “There was an early admission of liability by the trust and there has been no civil trial and the criminal trial collapsed – for which the family watched as frustrated and to some extent bemused spectators.”They have waited four and half years for long this opportunity with no little restraint and great patience.”He claimed if a caesarian had been undertaken at the earlier opportunity her death may have been avoided – something the NHS trust denies.He added: “If the c-section had been undertaken in an elected basis promptly on arrival at hospital, possibly by a different surgeon, then that basic error may not have been made.”Representing the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Mike Atkins said the risk of placenta being left behind remained the same regardless of when the surgery took place.
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be in Vancouver at 10 a.m. Monday at Clark College in the student center to speak with veterans and students about the Vote in Honor of a Vet program.From 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wyman will be at Washington State University Vancouver in the Firstenburg student commons to speak with students about civic engagement.
Russia survived 120 minutes and then defeated Spain on penalty kicks to cause a major shock and progress to the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup.TEAM NEWS!Here’s how #ESP and #RUS will begin in Moscow ?#ESPRUS pic.twitter.com/FtetYgKCtG— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 1, 2018The approach of both teams was obvious. Spain was going to control possession, Russia was going to try to survive. In the 12th minute, Zhirkov fouled Nacho and on the follow-up free kick, La Roja took the lead. The cross went to the far post, where Sergio Ramos and Sergei Ignashevich got entangled with each other. While they were falling down, the ball hit Ignasevich’s back leg and went inside Russia’s net. For the second consecutive match, the host was a victim of an own goal. Aleksandr Golovin had an attempt on goal go wide off the net in the 36th minute in what was Russia’s first serious threat in the contest.The game was rather monotonous until the 40th minute, when the ball hit Gerard Pique’s extended arm inside the penalty area after a Russian corner kick. Bjorn Kuipers saw the whole thing, pointed to the penalty spot and showed Pique a yellow card. The hand ball was not intentional, but it still doesn’t explain why the Spanish defender had his arm up. Artem Dzyuba took the responsibility. He sent de Gea the wrong way and scored to the delight of all the Russian fans at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. We went into the half tied at 1-1.Vladimir Granat came in for Yuri Zhirkov at the half. The Russians were ultra defensive, while the Spaniards were very predictable. The ball movement was very slow and Diego Costa had no chance to separate himself from the central defenders watching his every foot step. Aleksandr Samedov did his part of the job and was replaced by Denis Cheryshev in the 60th minute. Fedor Smolov, Andres Iniesta and Dani Carvajal were all introduced to the pitch by the 70th minute. Artem Dzyuba, David Silva and Nacho were the players who departed the field of play.Fernando Hierro’s last substitution was Iago Aspas for the invisible Diego Costa. With five minutes to go, the statistics said: 711 completed passed for Spain, 162 for Russia; 74% possession for Spain and 26% for Russia. Igor Akinfeev made a crucial save on Iniesta’s powerful effort in the 85th minute. It was La Roja’s most serious threat of the game. That was pretty much it. A few more semi-circles around Sbornaya’s penalty area and we were off to the first extra time of the 2018 World Cup.For the very first in World Cup history, we saw an additional fourth change – Aleksandr Erokhin for Daler Kuzyayev. Hierro used his fourth substitution to replace Marco Asensio with Rodrigo. 15 minutes of additional time passed in the same manner as the 90 minutes prior to that. Russia formed a wall in front of goal and Spain was trying to find a hole instead of penetrating it. In the 109th minute, some space finally opened up for Rodrigo. He dribbled his way inside the box and made an attempt at goal from a tight angle. Akinfeev made the save and the rebound was subsequently blocked.Raining came pouring down with five minutes left to play, which was as much of a refreshment as it was a distraction. Both teams ran out of energy and Kuipers’ whistle gave us a penalty shootout.PENALTY KICKS Iniesta scored Smolov barely scored (de Gea touched the ball) Pique scored Ignashevich scored Koke missed (poor penalty – Akinfeev made the save) Golovin scored Ramos scored Cheryshev scored Iago Aspas missed (Akinfeev made the save)SPAIN 3 – 4 RUSSIAThe impossible happened. Spain’s inability to score cost them. They were too indirect and didn’t create enough chances against what was supposed to be an inferior opponent. Russia moves on and will meet the winner of tonight’s clash between Croatia and Denmark in the quarter-finals.
Barcelona defender Juan Miranda shared some advice Lionel Messi gave him before he made his Champions League debut against Tottenham on TuesdayThe 18-year-old academy graduate has featured twice for the first-team in the Copa del Rey this season and was handed his European debut by manager Ernesto Valverde against Spurs.Miranda was one of several changes made at Camp Nou as Valverde sought to rest his star players with qualification to the last-16, along with top spot in Group B, already assured.Miranda went on to play the full 90 minutes as Ousmane Dembele’s stunning opener was cancelled out by Lucas Moura’s late equaliser to settle the scoreline at 1-1.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).But, for the Spaniard, having Messi by his side helped take the pressure off him.“Messi told me to just be myself and to enjoy it,” Miranda said on UEFA.com.“Everything’s easier when you’ve got Messi by your side.”The Catalan giants will next face Levante away on Sunday in La Liga.
England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, aged 81.Banks a former Leicester City and Stoke City player was part of the Alf Ramsey’s team that claimed glory on home soil for the Three Lions in 1966.Widely known as one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the game, Banks produced one of the World Cup’s most iconic moments four years later by pulling off an astonishing reaction save to keep out a header from Brazil great Pele in Mexico City.One of the best saves in World Cup and football history.Rest in peace, Gordon Banks. pic.twitter.com/aA4bNAMMtV— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) February 12, 2019Banks helped Stoke to the League Cup in 1972, the club’s only major honour and one he won with Leicester eight years earlier, before a car accident in October of that year cost him the sight in his right eye.Liverpool 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.A statement from Banks’ family, published on Stoke’s website, read: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.“We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.“We would ask that the privacy of the family is respected at this time.”We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away.Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/nbzncYBCFA— England (@England) February 12, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in his own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington).#11a) Do you feel Massachusetts residents are over-taxed? Yes.#11b) How will you balance the need to provide government services to the taxpayers and fund the government with most taxpayers’ desire for no tax increases? Can you point to anywhere in the state budget where you believe there is waste, fraud or abuse? What will you do about it?Just this week I heard a Washington politician say “Cutting taxes is easy, reducing spending is difficult!” There is a lot of truth in that sentence. All of my political career I have been a fiscal conservative. Our State Representatives and Senators are guardians of the public coffers. This is an awesome responsibility. To manager that, we must look our for the best interests of the taxpayers while judiciously spending public funds to ensure proper functioning of the government and the effective and efficient delivery of services to the public. Unfortunately, our legislature has a less than sterling track-record in this arena. Examples of violation of public trust, waste, fraud, and abuse include:Three Massachusetts Speakers of the House were convicted for corruption and related charges, one of which served jail time.The corruption and bribery convictions of Representative Diane Wilkerson (tucked bribe money into her bra). This betrayal of public public trust short-cuts the system and usually short-changes the taxpayers.In December 2017, Senator Brian Joyce (coffee guy) was indicted by a Federal grand jury on charges that he collected over $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he laundered through his law office and another personal business. The 102-page indictment accuses Joyce of turning his law office into a criminal enterprise, going to far as to accept hundreds of pounds of free coffee from a local Dunkin’ Donuts’ owner. Acting United States Attorney William Weinreb stated ; “Brian Joyce represented over 100,000 Massachusetts citizens in the state Legislature,” he told reporters. “He had a duty to serve them honestly, and he violated that duty by accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for his official action.”The state’s latest overtime scandal.The mismanagement of DCS. Despite extravagant funding, our children are dying from gross incompetence.For years the State Legislature has increased the gas tax and maintained the Mass Pike tolls despite a promise to remove them when the Pike was paid off. The reason for this burden on the taxpayer was a commitment to improve roads and bridges. That never happened.The “Big-Dig”. Enough said.Parking lot attendants at Logan making $100,000 per year.Last year the Mass DOT spent $100,000 on a no-bid contract to install a very small bathroom with one small sink and one toilet off of an executive conference room. Just across the hall are large, modern, clean restroom facilities. The reason for this overpriced piece of plumbing was so that the executives could avoid contact with the public during meetings. This was wrong on so many levels.Several winters ago, the MBTA experienced multiple and significant system failures despite lavish funding.These are only a few of the hundreds of embarrassing examples of failure of the legislature and elected officials abandoning their solemn duty to ensure fiscal responsibility. The taxpayers deserve more and have every right to be angry with the status quo.What would Mike McCoy do to change the system?Create legislation that would mandate every state agency to hold a facilitated session with agency officials to brainstorm “Things they can do to cut spending and things they can do to increase revenues.” These lists would be prioritized. Action plans would be created for the ideas with the most potential. These lists will be submitted to and implementation monitored by Administration and Finance.Institute a “Whistle-Blower” protection and reward system for people finding and reporting fraud, waste and abuse in state government.Make the Comptroller’s Office responsible for actively investigating waste, fraud and abuse and working in concert with the Attorney General’s office for prosecution as appropriate.Ensure all agencies have collected any taxes, fees and or fines due to the state.Explore combining agencies with similar functions to reduce operations costs without compromising the mission of the organization.Create a Federal Grants office with a small staff. There are hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grant monies available to state agencies. There is a lot of fruit on that tree but sadly, much of it goes unharvested. This office would explore grand funding opportunities, connect those opportunities to the right state agencies and professional grant writers would write the grant application. This will lessen the burden on MA taxpayers.As long as we have examples like the ones cited above, we have no business asking the MA taxpayers to reach deeper into their wallets. Some may call these examples “Problems”. I see them as “Opportunities”. In short, there are plenty of things that government can do to increase revenue, effectiveness and efficiency before we further burden the taxpaying public lets try that before raising anyone’s taxes. It is the responsible thing to do.Waste, Fraud and Abuse ExamplesIn my response, I have addressed waste, fraud and abuse. These are government terms. Since we don’t all work for the government, I though that it may be helpful to supply examples of each to ensure understanding:A state official gives a high paying job to a family member: This is a clear “ABUSE” of powerA state official padding an expense submission or using their office in the state house to conduct their own separate personal business on the taxpayer’s dime: This is is “FRAUD”Not electing Mike McCoy as your next State Representative would be a “WASTE” of a potentially valuable resource.#12) Former State Rep. Jim Miceli was known through the district for his extraordinary constituent services. Do you pledge to provide a similar level of constituent services if elected? How will you be responsive to requests for help from residents of Wilmington and Tewksbury?My Uncle Jim was definitely a legend in Wilmington and Tewksbury and it will take a Herculean effort to fill his shoes. That being said, while no one can every truly fill his shoes, I can say with 200% certainty that I am up to the task to providing his level of constituent service. I have proven unequivocally my commitment to constituent service throughout my 31 years of being a public servant and 28 of those years and still elected to the Board of Selectmen in Wilmington. Believe me folks, that’s no easy task. That alone speaks volumes about my commitment to constituents.I am not a coat tail candidate; the proof is in the pudding. I am accessible. People know how to get a hold of me. I am a successful businessman who is now retired. I’ve been helping people through the maze of local government throughout my political career for issues such as getting a downed mailbox fixed after a winter storm due to a plow knocking it over and I have also been instrumental in getting a grieving father a water spigot close to his daughter’s grave at the Wildwood Cemetery which helps lots of other families in the vicinity. I have helped more than one resident get a much needed sidewalk in their neighborhood, requested police to do radar in neighborhoods where speeding is an issue and peoples safety is at stake and the list goes on. On the larger end of the spectrum, I was the only Wilmington selectman to testify at a federal hearing to keep New England Transrail from operating on the polluted Olin Superfund site. I am the only Wilmington selectman to support the residents who are fighting against the opening of Global off of West Street. Most recently, I was the lead petitioner who worked with a group of residents known as the Concerned Citizens of Wilmington in North Wilmington and spearheaded Article 2, which was brought to a special town meeting dated December 16, 2017. To get to that point, we went out and collected 1,585 signatures. Of those signatures collected, I got 845 signatures on my own because I understand people have full time jobs, and I was available to go out and do it. The purpose of this special town meeting one week before Christmas was to relocate medical facilities and drug detox centers from all residential districts and business districts to general industrial zones and highway districts. This article won with a resounding 85% of the town meeting attendees. This special town meeting was the last that my uncle Representative Jim Miceli would attend. He got up, walked to the microphone and spoke in favor of Article 2. At the end of the meeting, as people were leaving the auditorium, he beckoned me to him in typical Jim Miceli fashion, put his hand on my arm and said “Good job, nephew.”How will I be responsive to requests for help from residents of Tewksbury and Wilmington?This one is the easiest question of all: Call me at 978-657-5495. If my phone rings, I answer it. If I’m not home, leave a message and I will call you back. If I am out and about in the stores and you see me, come up to me and talk. I’ve been doing this for 31 years and I don’t plan on changing. I will also establish office hours available to Tewksbury residents at the Tewksbury Town Hall and will also offer office hours at the Town Hall in Wilmington as well. For those who may not be physically be able to get to me, I will come to you, just like I’ve been doing for 31 years as a Wilmington official.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? 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Doug Sanvik took this photo of a Long-billed Curlew on May 3. To the left of it is a Whimbrel. (Photo by Doug Sanvik)A Juneau couple has likely made the first verified sighting of a Long-billed Curlew in Alaska. North America’s largest shorebird, rarely seen in this part of the country, may become No. 502 on the Checklist of Alaska Birds.Download AudioGwen Baluss went to Boy Scout Camp after the initial sighting and also saw the Long-billed Curlew. (Photo by Gwen Baluss)Martina Kallenberger and husband Doug Sanvik were bird watching at Boy Scout Camp on May 3. Kallenberger says they started around 11 a.m. walking the trail and beach and were going through the meadow around 1:30.“We were actually watching a flock of Lapland Longspurs when we noticed these two shorebirds on a little rise by the stream and one of them was a Whimbrel, which we recognized, and the other one was just shockingly different,” Kallenberger says.Kallenberger and Sanvik watched the bird for at least an hour, taking pictures and referring to guidebooks. They had an inkling it might be the Long-billed Curlew.“During the course of the time we were sitting there I was going through the bird book thinking, ‘Well, gosh it can’t be this, it could be— No…’ And I kept coming back to the Curlew, and Doug and I were both like, ‘It sure looks like a match but, gosh, it just doesn’t seem right.’”They had reason to be hesitant.“It is very rare,” says Steve Heinl.Heinl is a lifelong birder and sits on the University of Alaska Museum’s Alaska Checklist Committee, which maintains and decides what goes on the official list of birds documented in Alaska.“There had only been three previous reports of a Long-billed Curlew in Alaska, but none of them were photographed,” he says.Bob Armstrong captured the Long-billed Curlew in flight. Steve Heinl says the bird is most distinctive this way because its underwings are cinnamon colored. (Photo by Bob Armstrong)This is what makes Kallenberger and Sanvik’s sighting a likely entry on the list. Heinl says a sighting can be verified with photographs or a specimen.Sightings of Long-billed Curlews on the unsubstantiated list first took place in 1973 near Juneau’s Eagle River, not again until 1992 on the Stikine River near Wrangell, and most recently in 2008 on the Situk River in Yakutat.Long-billed Curlews spend winters in Mexico and on the west coast of North America. They breed throughout the West from southern Canada to New Mexico.Heinl says the bird in Juneau likely flew farther than it needed to.“I think it overshot its normal breeding range, which means it migrated too far north. Often birds that migrate to the wrong place are younger birds so it perhaps was on its first northward migration,” Heinl says.That’s part of what makes watching birds so great, Heinl says, and why the Checklist of Alaska Birds will likely never stop growing.“They have wings and they fly off in the wrong direction and there’s always potential to see something you’ve never seen before,” he says.Kallenberger and Sanvik are proof of this. Kallenberger says they’ve spent many hours birdwatching at Boy Scout Camp and never imagined they’d see a Long-billed Curlew.“Anytime I see a new species, it’s just hugely exciting,” Kallenberger says. “But to see something as unusual as this bird in this place was even doubly so.”For Kallenberger and Sanvik, it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
Share Photo: AP / Mary AltafferJulie Schwietert-Collazo, left, of Immigrant Families Together, walks with Rosayra Pablo Cruz, center, as she leaves the Cayuga Center with her sons 5-year-old Fernando, second from left, and 15-year-old Jordy, Friday, July 13, 2018, in New York. A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of reunited families who were separated by the Trump administration after crossing the southwest border.A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of reunited families who were separated by the Trump administration after crossing the southwest border.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had asked Judge Dana Sabraw to delay deportations a week after reunification. The ACLU said in a court filing that its request is a response to “persistent and increasing rumors … that mass deportations may be carried out imminently and immediately upon reunification.”The ACLU said parents need a week after being reunified with their children to decide whether to pursue asylum.The decision “cannot be made until parents not only have had time to fully discuss the ramifications with their children, but also to hear from the child’s advocate or counsel, who can explain to the parent the likelihood of the child ultimately prevailing in his or her own asylum case if left behind in the U.S. (as well as where the child is likely to end up living),” the ACLU said.Sabraw said he would temporarily halt deportations until the Department of Justice (DOJ) could file a response to the ACLU’s documents. He gave the government attorneys one week, and said he’d formally rule after that. DOJ attorneys opposed halting the deportations.Weekend activityThe request by the ACLU followed a flurry of weekend activity in the case. The judge said late Friday that he was having second thoughts about whether the government was acting in good faith. He was responding to an administration plan to reunite more than 2,500 children ages 5 and older by July 26.The administration’s reunification plan uses “truncated” procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, excluding DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5.The administration said the abbreviated vetting puts children at significant safety risk, but is needed to meet the deadline.During a hastily scheduled hearing after the plan was released Friday, Sabraw said the government was presenting a “parade of horribles” that misrepresented his orders. He insisted that the deadline be met.“The task is laborious, but can be accomplished in the time and manner prescribed,” he wrote in a subsequent order.Sabraw has scheduled four hearings over the next two weeks, including one Monday, to ensure compliance with his order.Transparency and cooperationEvelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, said Saturday that the administration proposed its plan “in the interests of transparency and cooperation” after concluding that the abbreviated vetting was necessary to make the deadline.“Within the time the court allows, we will strive to implement the most comprehensive procedures possible to ensure child welfare,” she said. “We look forward to continuing our close work with the court to accomplish the goals we share of safe, expeditious reunification.”
As long as America continues to be held hostage by the evil gun lobby and its craven conservative enablers in Congress, nothing will be done to stop these tragic and frustratingly preventable mass shootings like we just saw in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend. If you’re looking for ways to help, CBS News as some good charity options. Also, please consider voting.But if we must live in Hell the very least we can expect are some dank vaguely related memes. Considering I was offline most of this weekend, imagine how utterly confused I was to see literally everyone talking about shooting 30-50 feral hogs in 3-5 minutes to protect their kids on the yard. If you still aren’t up to date, here’s the “context.”Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?— William McNabb (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019Even if you didn’t catch this original tweet the “30-50 feral hogs” memes absolutely exploded on Twitter with a speed and intensity the likes of which I haven’t seen in a long time. People really did need a release after suffering through such torment. And the meme is now leaking into other parts of the internet, like free browser games.Developed by Bookska on itch.io, this 30-50 feral hogs game has you doing just what the tweet says: shooting those wild pigs to save you kids. The keyboard controls are a little wonky and the time/kill requirements are beyond unreasonable. But maybe that just proves the point that no one actually needs these out of control assault weapons.The game was submitted under a tag suggesting it was part of an entire game jam of games based on the meme. But this is the only entry so far. Other folks have just been posting screenshots of swell swine slaughter in games like Far Cry and Minecraft.pic.twitter.com/IEAwViWVvU— Andy Kelly (@ultrabrilliant) August 6, 2019It’s ridiculous that this is what we’re talking about, instead of doing something to solve the very real gun problem. However, despite what disingenuous politicians may say, video games are not the problem, even video games about shooting 30-50 feral hogs. The problem is obviously guns. Games don’t even need defending. But for more, read why video games are not a factor in mass shootings on our sister site PCMag.com. Memes Brought Back ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom’Here Are Vintage Photos of Cats Doing Human Things Stay on target
In the never-ending quest to create robots that are ever more capable, roboticists have often been inspired by creatures that nature has designed. Attempting to mimic humans is a popular research area, as is copying four-legged creatures. Efrati notes that most such animals have one thing in common—stiff parts of their anatomy working against other stiff parts produce motion—bones in joints, for example. But as Efrati also notes, there is another area of research focused on the development of softer components that are manipulated without stiffer components—like jellyfish, for example, or flowers. Unfortunately, progress in this area has been rather slow—soft machines tend to respond slowly due to actuation issues. And they also tend to have limited degrees of motion and wear out quickly. In this new effort, the researchers have come up with a novel approach to creating soft machines—combining the bendability of hydrogels with the power of air pressure. They call their creations baromorphs, and they have demonstrated that they can be used to create soft-machines in wide variety of shapes.Each baromorph is essentially a sheet of hydrogel with channels inside of it. In its initial relaxed state, it is typically flat. When air is pumped in, it is routed through the channels in such a way as to inflate the baromoph into a desired shape. The channels are designed using a computer program, which also handles the formation of the resultant product. To prove the viability of their method, the researchers created baromorphs that were shaped like bowls, a saddle and even a human face. A small team of researchers at ESPCI Paris has come up with a way to combine pneumatics with a hydrogel to create a baromorph for soft robotics applications—a baromorph is a soft material that self-configures when inflated. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the group describes their research and their geometric creations. Efi Efrati with the Weizmann Institute of Science has written a News and Views piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. Researcher creates hydrogels capable of complex movement Journal information: Nature Materials More information: Emmanuel Siéfert et al. Bio-inspired pneumatic shape-morphing elastomers, Nature Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0219-x a, Continuous family of equilibrium states obtained for a baromorph under different pressures. b, Corresponding network of channels embedded in the plate. Channels are more concentrated in the central region of the disk, which leads to a spiky structure once inflated. c, Dynamical response: actuation at approximately 3 Hz of the pneumatic system (Supplementary Video 6). Scale bars, 2 cm. Credit: Nature Materials (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0219-x Citation: Combining pneumatics with a hydrogel to create a baromorph—for soft robotics (2018, November 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-combining-pneumatics-hydrogel-baromorphfor-soft.html © 2018 Science X Network Explore further 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.
Reports of Housing Bubble Risk May Be Exaggerated August 3, 2016 554 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share Housing Bubble Housing Forecast 2016-08-03 Seth Welborn Despite recent chatter about whether certain markets are entering housing bubble territory again, Realtor.com reports that though price appreciation is a concern, in regards to other contributing factors to housing bubbles, these potentially risky cities are far from facing a housing bubble.According to Realtor.com, the answer to this chatter was sought in order to analyze the record-high median prices in high-profile growth markets like San Francisco; San Jose, California; and Austin, Texas.According to the report, the U.S housing market has improved dramatically since the depths of the recession with home prices in particular growing significantly in recent years, nearing a full nominal recovery nationwide.In the analysis, it was evaluated that a housing market’s bubble potential was based on six factors quintessential to the housing bubble and subsequent housing crisis in the 2000s. These factors include real price appreciation, house flipping share of overall sales, mortgage transaction share of overall sales, price to homeowner income, price to rent, and new households per new construction starts.Realtor.com research index measured each factor by market and compared it to its respective 2001 levels. This was a year they determined was when housing was considered to be in a healthy growth mode as well as justly valued.The research determined that the cause for housing prices increasing is due to economic growth and household formation, paired with limited inventory, relative to rents and incomes. Despite this fact, Realtor.com has determined that there is no evidence of real risk to repeat the mid-2000s housing bubble. It actually was determined that what is occurring now is the opposite of what occurred during the housing boom of 2004-2006. They came to this conclusion do to credit remaining tight, flipping being not as rampant as it was in the time of the housing bubble, and new construction being shown to be severely constrained.This doesn’t mean that certain cities are off the hook. The rapidly rising prices taking place right now in cities such as San Jose, San Francisco, and Austin has been determined by the report to be unsustainable in the long term. This, though, is expected to naturally taper off be it from people choosing to rent over buy, move in with family or roommates, or relocate to a housing market that is more affordable.The report notes that nationally, the housing market has 3 percent less risk than it did in 2001 as well as 25 percent less risk than it did during the peak in 2005. Despite the elevated real price growth at an estimated 7 percent in 2015, the other fundamentals such as flipping, new construction and mortgage share are well below the levels shown during the housing boom.
How Single-Family Rentals Can Help Alleviate Housing Shortages April 9, 2018 728 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News, REO Share Beth O’Brien is President and CEO of CoreVest Finance, a private lender to residential real estate investors. Under O’Brien’s leadership, CoreVest has closed $3 billion in loans in the investor loan market and has financed more than 20,000 investment properties. Previously, O’Brien was EVP at Auction.com, where she ran residential capital markets and was President of AuctionFinance.com, where she ran the financing strategy for the platform. O’Brien also held prior positions at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. Combined, she has over 25 years’ experience in almost every aspect of the mortgage industry, as both a principal and an advisor, and has overseen more than $15 billion in transactions.O’Brien recently sat down with MReport at Five Star’s 2018 Single-Family Rental Summit to discuss the booming single-family rental market, the ever-shifting industry landscape, and how CoreVest has evolved to thrive within it.Why is single-family rental important in 2018?O’Brien // We’re facing a housing shortage in the country. Over the next decade, I think it’s going to be severe, and there are several compounding factors that are working concurrently to make that the case, and it depends on where you are in the country as to which one you see most acutely. It’s manifesting itself in different ways in different markets, but there is a true housing shortage coming, particularly in what we think of as workforce housing.So, what does that mean? If you look at the structural components of the housing stock across the country, you see that the single-family rental has gotten to the point where more than half of the families who live in a rental home are living in single-family rentals. It’s a critical component of how we’re housing people in this country, and yet we haven’t built an infrastructure around it. People think rental and they think multi-family, which is fine, but that’s not the majority of what’s happening when you’re thinking rental.When you think affordable, it could be either rental or ownership. I don’t think it’s as critical because there are a lot of reasons now why owning versus renting should be a personal decision. I make the analogy sometimes of a block with a bunch of cars on it, in the driveways. My parents, their generation, they owned every car on that block in those driveways. Right now, pretty much all of those cars are leased. And there’s a smattering of both, but guess what? Over that period, there was some evolution as to how people were either financing or buying their cars. No car goes around with a sign on it saying, “I’m a rental.” The same is true for a lot of the homes that we finance that are rental homes.There are some rental communities, and I applaud the people that are building them because they’re great. They’re brand-new homes for people. They’re living in great places and they’re renting. But for the most part, you can’t tell when you go down the block if it’s a single-family rental or an owned home.Do you think single-family rental has the potential to replace the traditional path towards homeownership, given the problems with inventory shortages and affordability issues in many markets?O’Brien // I don’t think the single-family rental space is taking away from homeownership because I don’t think it’s the same homes that are winding up in the rental stock. Even over the past four, five decades, nevermind the past four or five years, there’s always been a high percentage of single-family rentals in the U.S. The number doesn’t change as much as people think. There was an influx from owned to rental right after the crisis, but for the most part, if we’re talking about workforce housing, those tend to have been rental stock and stayed rental stock. It’s not like there’s this pent-up demand. On the margin, there’s some. I’m not discounting that we have them, but that’s not what’s driving the demographics.What are the challenges you see coming up in 2018 within this space?O’Brien // Certainly rising interest rates are going to make it more difficult for investors to execute on some of the value-adds that have been happening. One of the things we’ve seen that I think was great is that there’s very good rehab financing available right now in some of these more urban infill markets where investors focus on value-add. I don’t like to use the term fix-and-flip because they’re not just flipping. A lot of investors are actually stabilizing properties and communities that weren’t stable before.Do you have any advice for investors who are considering stepping into the single-family rental market?O’Brien // It’s important to know where you’re doing it. If you’re planning to get in, it would be convenient to do it closer to home, unless you’re planning on using third-party property management. That’s one of the nice things about the fact that the industry has gotten more attention is that there are great technology companies that have also come into the space, and so there are third-party property managers, there are all kinds of tenant software that’s available now. All of the things that the large, institutional players were using to help manage their properties are available even for investors with a few properties because of the influx of web-based management tools. We’ve seen it ourselves with some of our smaller borrowers. The reporting’s been great, and the data they’re able to produce is great because the technology solutions are getting better and better.But it’s real estate, so you have to focus on location and title and all the nitty-gritty. Overall, the ability to be an entrepreneur, build wealth by building a portfolio of single-family rentals, it’s unequaled compared to other asset classes. We have borrowers who were teachers and started acquiring one property at a time and now have these nice portfolios.The market has changed a lot over the last ten years. What are some of the ways that CoreVest has evolved as things continue to flow?O’Brien // CoreVest started in response to realizing that there was no bespoke financing for the single-family rental space. There was technology used by the institutional players getting securitizations done that made us think, “Wow, we can do a conduit with securitization.” It was born out of the distress, but I think the evolution since then has been to dive deeper. We’ve been able to get closer and closer to what the actual market needs. What’s weird is that financing products tend to be born out of the ability to access the capital market, but just channeling the capital markets is never going to give you the right product. So, the good news is that four years into it, we’ve been able to tweak the products to more closely work with what the actual borrower needs, not what the capital market needs.Every one of the changes and innovations we’ve made over the past couple of years were to make it more borrower-centric versus capital market-centric. What’s been great is that the capital markets have come along. If you address a need in the marketplace, the capital markets will also see that as a positive innovation. And again, you have to start with the cost of capital. Affordability beth o’brien corevest Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit interviews inventory shortages rental investments Single Family Rental Market workforce housing 2018-04-09 David Wharton
Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “We fix that and this team can be great.”Campbell admitted it may be tough to believe because the team’s record “doesn’t really show it”, but that there is a sense the Cardinals are closer to being a playoff contender than one might think.It would be nice to be able to believe him.The Cardinals did, after all, start the season with a perfect 4-0 record. Arizona also has one of the NFL’s best defenses, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. And oh yeah, Larry Fitzgerald is still there to catch passes on offense, which he showed he’s still capable of doing with his eight-catch, 111-yard performance Sunday. Yet the Cardinals, assuming they lose at San Francisco next week, are still going to end this season with a 5-11 record — their second such mark in three years — with questions at both quarterback and head coach.The current head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, took a stab at maybe finding out the answer Sunday when he replaced an ineffective Ryan Lindley in the third quarter with what was ultimately a moderately less ineffective Brian Hoyer.Signed a couple weeks ago off of waivers, Hoyer completed 11-of-19 passes for 105 yards and an interception. The man he replaced, Lindley, was 17-of-30 for 141 yards and a pick. Where they go from here is anyone’s guess. There’s one game left on the docket, and after that the organization will have some decisions to make, some of which will undoubtedly be difficult and controversial. And maybe Campbell is right about his team when he says they’re not far off from being where they want to be. The Cardinals could be just a couple pieces away getting back to the level that saw them win their first four games rather than the one that has seen them lose 10 of their last 11. But as the post-Kurt Warner Cardinals have taught us, finding a quarterback is much easier said than done. And until that happens, it would appear the good things the team can do will all be for naught. – / 30 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I thought he did a nice job,” Whisenhunt said of Hoyer, noting that the interception was not so good. “He got put in as tough a deal as he could be being down with them having a good defensive front that were in pass rush mode.”The signal callers combined to throw 49 passes Sunday; perhaps there should have been a bit more of an emphasis on the run?It probably didn’t matter anyway.If we learned anything Sunday it’s that the Cardinals are, unfortunately, who we thought they were. A team with an outstanding defense and an offense held back by a poor running game and quarterbacks who can only dream of mediocrity. Needless to say, it looks like Hoyer — like Lindley, John Skelton, Max Hall, Derek Anderson and probably Kevin Kolb before him — is not the answer.“It’s tough, isn’t it,” Whisenhunt asked when addressing the struggles at quarterback. “I said it before, we’re not getting the production out of that position and it’s hard to win in this league if you don’t do better from that standpoint.”Hard? Yes, but the Cardinals are making it seem damn near impossible.Think about it: the Cardinals began their home slate with John Skelton under center and ended it with Hoyer taking snaps. 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo GLENDALE — Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell believes his team, which lost to the Chicago Bears by a score of 28-13 Sunday, is not far off from being on the other side scoreboard most games.“We’re a couple pieces away from the puzzle to be a great team, a really good team,” he said after the game. “We have all the potential in the world but it’s just one piece there, one piece there.
November 14, 2005Workshop participants take a class in the basics of drywall installation. First, the drywall sheet is measured and cut to fit the wall. Location of metal studs are marked to determine where screws will be attached. [Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]Workshop participants take a class in the basics of drywall installation. First, the drywall sheet is measured and cut to fit the wall. Location of metal studs are marked to determine where screws will be attached. [Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski] Once the sheet has been properly secured, the next step is the covering of seams and screw holes with drywall joint compound, also known as mud. Angus tapes a seam with paper tape and then adds the first of three layers of mud. When dry this will be sanded smooth before the next layers are added. All irregularities will be covered before the wall is painted. [Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski] Instructor Angus Gluck demonstrates the Roto Zip tool as he cuts out the opening for an electrical outlet box. This is done after the sheet has been installed to ensure a close cut against the box. [Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski] After measuring the sheet of drywall, class participant Anna makes a cut using a T-square ruler and utility knife. [Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]
Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said the government was committed to further relations with Oman both on a bilateral and multilateral level.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), ahead of his official visit to Oman on February 6-7, Christodoulides said the visit constituted a significant step towards further strengthening relations in a tangible manner in an array of fields including trade and education.“The foundation for enhancing and deepening existing cooperation, especially in areas such as trade, investment, education, tourism is very strong and the prospects are indeed very positive. I am optimistic that my visit will contribute significantly towards this direction,” he said.Asked about the objectives of his visit to Oman, he said it was a long-anticipated visit, his first to the Sultanate since assuming office in March 2018.Regional developments will also be discussed, he said, particularly through the prism of how Cyprus and Oman, two countries that actively promote regional stability, could work together to more effectively advance stability and security in the broader region of the Middle East and the Gulf.The visit was also part of a tour to all the countries in the region, adding that “this is in line with our committed efforts to enhance and deepen relations with countries in the Middle East and Gulf, a core pillar of our foreign policy.”“Cyprus and Oman are like-minded countries in many ways, and a manifestation of this is the presence and actions of Cyprus and Oman in the region that aim primarily at contributing to the efforts to strengthen stability and security,” he said.He recalled that upon assuming his new responsibilities at the Foreign Ministry in March 2018, some of the very first visits he made were to neighbouring countries in the Middle East and the Gulf region.“High on the agenda of all my discussions during these visits – including my official visit to Oman – is how to foster understanding and collaboration, how to construct a positive, results oriented agenda between the EU and the region, how to get the EU more actively involved in the challenges but also the opportunities the region presents,” he said.“We will continue to make the case for the region in Brussels and for the need for closer relations and greater involvement of the EU in the wider region,” Christodoulides added. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Cruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ report on his Good Offices mission in Cyprus is to be submitted to the UN Security Council mid-week instead of Monday as initially expected.Citing a UN official, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Monday that the report will most probably be submitted within the next couple of days.Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou confirmed earlier on Monday that Lute has pitched in a new idea in an attempt to get the Cyprus talks moving again.Prodromou said a “certain idea” has been conveyed in recent days by Lute, and “we should wait to see how developments unfold.”According to media reports, the new idea concerns procedural matters that could help in drafting the terms of reference for the resumption of talks. Nicosia has reportedly agreed to the new procedure and Lute was waiting for the response of the Turkish Cypriot side. Reports said the government has agreed not to elaborate on Lute’s initiative to the public.“We have nothing else to announce on this matter,” Prodromou said in statements to the press at the Presidential Palace.What’s important, he said, is that the UN secretary-general is investing in the efforts to resume negotiations. This, he said, satisfies the government, because “it is the Greek Cypriot side which truly and more than anyone else has the wish for substantive negotiations to start and for the issue to be settled.”The Security Council had asked the UN secretary-general to submit a report for his mission and Lute’s efforts by April 15. The postponement is due to that Lute only completed her latest round of contacts in Cyprus a few days ago and is still continuing her efforts to reach a procedural agreement with the two sides.You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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