New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has issued Look Out Circulars (LOC) against Sanjay Singal and wife Aarti Singal, both directors of debt-ridden Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd (BPSL), which is currently embroiled in a bank fraud case of Rs 2, 348 crore, sources here said.The agency had registered an FIR in the case against the company and its directors earlier this month, naming the couple along with several promoters and associates of the company. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe CBI had alleged that top-level officials of BPSL hatched a criminal conspiracy with unknown public servants to divert funds from loan accounts in a Chandigarh branch of Punjab National Bank and Kolkata branches of Oriental Bank of Commerce, IDBI Bank, and UCO Bank through several shell companies “without any obvious purpose”. The Singal couple is currently in India, and the LOCs against them is intended to prevent their escape. Moreover, it has also been alleged that BPSL was one of the companies to have paid kickbacks to companies owned and controlled by Deepak and Rajiv Kochhar, in exchange for loans from ICICI Bank, which was headed by Chanda Kochhar, Deepak’s wife, at the time. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAccording to highly-placed sources, the Enforcement Directorate received a letter detailing these allegations sometime last month and confirmed that some of the allegations in the letter are ones the probe agency was not aware of. As per the CBI’s FIR against BPSL, ICICI Bank had sanctioned and disbursed loans of up to Rs 586.6 crore to BPSL between 2007 and 2014. Chanda Kochhar became Chairperson of the private lender in 2009. Adding to these allegations, the CBI has accused the Delhi-based steel manufacturer of defaulting on loans of up to Rs 47, 204 crores, borrowed from around 33 banks and financial institutions between 2007 and 2014.
Caterpillar, AT&T drag down the Dow; Tech stocks rise after Apple beats earnings estimates by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A gloomy outlook from Caterpillar, the world’s largest construction equipment company, is helping to send stock indexes mostly lower in midday trading.Caterpillar said Wednesday that its earnings fell 43 per cent in the second quarter as China’s economy slowed and commodity prices sank.Apple led a rise in technology stocks after beating analysts’ estimates for quarterly earnings.Shortly before noon, the Dow Jones industrial average was down eight points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 15,560.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down two points, or less than 0.1 per cent, at 1,690.The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index climbed 16 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,596.AT&T fell 2.3 per cent to $34.98 after its costs surged in the latest quarter. The company spent heavily on subsidizing smartphone sales.
Byron Knelson (1930-2011) developer of the Knelson concentrator and a titan of gravity separation will be inducted in the concentration category at the gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com). Almost 40 years ago a pursuit to discover a ‘better way’ would revolutionise the application of gravity separation in the gold mining industry. Today, this application continues to improve cashflow for operations around the globe. In the Yukon in the mid-1970s at an alluvial gold mine at Eureka Creek, Knelson witnessed a crude, but widely used sluicing operation that would recover coarse nugget gold but was ineffective for the recovery of the accompanying fine gold grains. He spent a total of five days at the site then returned to his home in Burnaby B.C. and set out to find a better means to recover fine gold. In 1976 he tested the first crudely built fluid-bed prototype centrifugal concentrator at an aggregate plant in the Fraser Valley. Although the first unit lacked mechanical refinement of today’s carefully engineered units, the metallurgical performance of the unit set him on what would become an exciting and passionate 25 year journey that resulted in the commercialisation of what has become an icon in the mineral processing industry in Canada and abroad – the Knelson Concentrator. Over the 30+ years since the first crudely manufactured Knelson Concentrator was produced, the machine has become a fixture in many of the world’s most prominent gold mines. The technology is now owned by FL Smidth, which is the sponsor this year of the Environmental Management and Stewardship induction. The Knelson Concentrator is a centrifuge that combines enhanced gravitational force with a patented water injection process to create a fluidised concentration surface into which fine gold grains, due to their high specific gravity, can penetrate and become trapped. The original device operated at 60 G forces; and 30 years later extensive research has proven that for 90% of traditional gravity gold applications, 60 Gs has proven to be near optimum. The original Knelson Concentrator was called the MD, or Manual Discharge Series. The machine would operate for a fixed cycle time generally ranging between six to eight hours at which time the feed to the plant would be stopped, the machine would be shutdown, a drain plug removed and gold-laden concentrates would be manually rinsed from the concentrating cone. While this procedure took only a few minutes to complete, it presented serious operating concerns, personal safety issues and security risks to the much more sophisticated hard rock gold mining fraternity. This problem was overcome in 1992 with the advent of the Centre-Discharge feature which enabled the hands-off operation and fully automated control of the removal of concentrates and all process variables. In the mid 1990s, the Center-Discharge, or CD Series Knelson was advanced by the introduction of the eXtended Duty, or XD Series. The XD had some features not available in the CD Series, mainly for ease of maintenance and longevity. In 2010, Knelson’s newest design, the Quantum Series, was introduced, which again advances the design further, while also reducing the cost. In the late 1990s, the Knelson Continuous Variable Discharge, or CVD Concentrator was commercialized. This concentrator is designed to produce a continuous stream of concentrate and targets higher mass yield applications such as gold sulphide and heavy mineral recovery where higher mass to concentrate is required.
11.Chambery Savoie201154:571 13.Tremblay200244:500 Only three teams staying at 100% after only two round of matches in the French LNH! PSG Handball, Cesson Rennes and Saint Raphael extended winning run, while Montpellier suffered first defeat in Dunkerque 30:26. The French champions from Paris beat Ivry 33:27 in the local derby. RESULTS – ROUND 2:Dunkerque 30 – 26 MontpellierNantes 40 – 29 CreteilChartres 23 – 25 Cesson RennesNimes 30 – 27 Chambery SavoieIvry 27 – 33 Paris SGSt. Raphael 26 – 21 TremblayAix 30 – 30 ToulouseSTANDINGS: 7.Nimes210162:632 ← Previous Story Last second win for Elverum in Schaffhausen! Next Story → INTERVIEW – Bob Hanning: I live my dream with Fuchse Berlin! 1.Paris SG220069:594 6.Aix202064:642 8.Ivry210151:562 2.St. Raphael220054:474 14.Chartres200248:560 Cesson-RennesLNHPSG Handball 10.Toulouse201156:581 9.Montpellier210157:552 3.Cesson Rennes220050:464 5.Dunkerque210153:512 4.Nantes211074:633 12.Creteil201156:671
By: Kebba AF TourayThe new Minister of Agriculture Amie Fabureh, has disclosed that a total of 300 tons of fertilizer, is currently available in the country, and that by end of June 2019, the remaining consignment of fertilizer will arrive.Minister Fabureh made this remark on Saturday during President Barrow’s rally in Brikama.“A total of ten tractors from NEMA and the Agriculture Value Chain, have been distributed among the cooperatives during our tour. This is to mechanize agriculture and help farmers work with ease to boost their production,” she told the gathering. She informed that two rice production projects are in the offing which once started, will address the problems of rice shortage in the country.“There is also a project for animal husbandry in the pipeline. This will help those in the domain to rear their animals within the country, without having to go to foreign countries,” she said.She continued that this is due to the fact that during feasts, a huge amount of money is spent on meat and sheep and other small ruminants. ‘‘My Ministry will stand firm to ensure that this project succeeds,” she said; that presently, they have the Department of Seed and FAO officials in Brikama Ba who are distributing seeds to farming communities and that farmers are receiving seeds from these officials. She assured that they will today Monday June 17th 2019, proceed to Farafenni.“So there is no delay in this rainy season and this year’s farming season will be a success. The outcry of farmers on fertilizer and the lack of it, will be history. Currently we have 50 tons of groundnuts at our depots across the country and whoever needs seeds, will be provided with it,” she said. “Agriculture will continue to progress because we have the farmers and we will do our utmost to empower them. We have small scale farmers but we try to ensure that they conduct the trade for themselves,” she concludes.It has been reported recently that farmers are eager to have fertilizer as they prepare for the upcoming farming season; that they raised the issue of affordability and accessibility of fertilizer even if when it is available, which they said Government should look into and support them to get it on time and at reasonable cost.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida babysitter appeared in court, Wednesday, accused of shaking a 5-month-old baby to death.Jessica Amster, 26, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Prosecutors said she shook the baby to death in August of 2015, fracturing his skull and breaking his arm and leg.She is being held at the Palm Beach County jail on a $50,000 bond.Amster was ordered to not have any contact with the victim’s family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
He carefully chose his words when speaking with 7News, but Trump was blunt in this tweet that reads, “The Roger Stone report on CNN is false – Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time — had nothing to do with my decision.”“I never claimed that I persuaded the president to fire Mr. Comey, but I support 100 percent his action,” Stone said.Stone said Comey became too politicized and enjoyed being the center of attention.Stone himself never shied away from the spotlight. He advised President Richard Nixon and was even labeled a political dirty trickster.The Fort Lauderdale resident now once again at the center of a presidential controversy. “You know what, the only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about,” he said.Stone also said that he received a letter from the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that asked for documents related to the Russian investigation. Stone repeatedly denied colluding with Russia and said he has nothing to hide.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – President Donald Trump’s former campaign advisor is in the spotlight after reports that he influenced the president to fire FBI Director James Comey.South Florida resident and former Trump advisor Roger Stone is no stranger to controversy, and after Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, many reports said that Stone was behind the firing.Trump even Tweeted to deny that Stone influenced his bombshell decision.7News spoke with Stone at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as he made his way to several national interviews.“No one talks Donald Trump into anything,” Stone said. “That said, I think he has made the right move.”There are multiple reports that Stone told Trump to fire Comey as recently as last week, and many mention Stone’s possible connection to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election.“I’m not going to characterize the last time I spoke to the president. He certainly knows my views on Comey,” Stone said. “I’m not going to take credit for convincing the president to fire Comey. That would be false.”
KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman accused of dealing drugs was arrested after her car was stopped by Monroe County Police.Authorities said they stopped the black Volkswagen sedan just after 6 p.m., Tuesday, near the Seven Mile Bridge.A license plate check revealed the driver, 39-year-old Naauh’Mocquaii Richmond-Jones, already had outstanding warrants on drug charges.Richmond-Jones gave deputies permission to search her vehicle and had said that there was cocaine in the center console of the car, according to police.Seven plastic bags of cocaine where found in the console.The suspect admitted the drugs were hers and that she had planned to sell them.Richmond-Jones is now in jail on $50,000 bond. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Here’s something you don’t hear much anymore.Penton Media’s John Teresko, a senior technology editor at IndustryWeek, Monday celebrated 50 years with the company—and with the magazine. That’s 50 years—as in five decades.“What made it a sustainable journey is that the quality of my associates kept increasing,” Teresko told me yesterday. “They made it a rewarding and enjoyable journey.” Teresko started at the magazine when it was still called Steel, The Metalworking Management Weekly. The magazine changed its name to IndustryWeek in 1970.Staying with one business, let alone one product for 50 years is a rare accomplishment in today’s increasingly schizophrenic, layoff-prone (not to mention e-media obsessed) publishing world.
Ford More From Roadshow Ford 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Ford Explorer packs PHEV power in Europe 1 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview Tags Comment 12 Photos As of this writing, Ford has only unveiled a traditional gas-electric hybrid powertrain for the US version of the 2020 Explorer, but over in Europe, they’re going a little harder in the paint on electrification.Ford on Tuesday revealed the Explorer Plug-In Hybrid. Built for the European market, the Explorer PHEV offers short bursts of electric-only driving, thanks to a battery much larger than the one in the standard Explorer Hybrid. The Explorer PHEV sounds pretty similar to the Lincoln Aviator PHEV that debuted at the 2018 LA Auto Show, and for good reason — the two share a platform. Under the body lies a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 mated to an electric motor and a 13.1kWh lithium-ion battery. The result is a net output of 450 horsepower and about 620 pound-feet of torque. Enlarge ImageZap! Ford Both all-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission are standard. All that goodness combines for an electric-only driving range of about 25 miles and a towing capacity of 2,500 kilograms (about 5,500 pounds). There are multiple hybrid modes that can either generate battery charge, maintain it or use it as the driver sees fit. There are also a number of driving modes independent of the electricals, including Normal, Sport, Trail, Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand.Higher trims can get decked out with a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch gauge cluster display. On the safety front, standard equipment includes autobrake, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, speed sign recognition and lane-keep assist. Check enough options boxes and the car will also be capable of sliding into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces without help.There are plenty of creature comforts inside, as well. Standard equipment is plentiful, including heated and cooled power front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging and tinted rear glass. The top Platinum trim adds a 14-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.The Ford Explorer PHEV goes on sale in Europe later this year. If you’re waiting for Ford to announce the US version, you might have to wait forever — Ford spokesperson Mike Levine said in an email that Ford has no plans to introduce a PHEV Explorer in the US. Perhaps it’s just a bit too close to the Aviator PHEV.Originally published April 2 at 9:57 a.m. PT.Update, 11:32 a.m. PT: Clarified information regarding future US available of the Explorer PHEV. 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech SUVs Hybrids Share your voice
Doubling of H-1B visa fee by the US is expected to cost Indian IT companies nearly $400 million. Domestic IT companies are among the top recipients of such visas issued by the US government.The US government has increased the fee to $4,000 for H-1B visas and $4,500 for L-1 visas. These work permit visas allow companies to hire highly skilled workers from other countries when there is non-availability of such workers in the US.The Indian IT sector did not expect such a steep hike in visa fee, though it was prepared for an increase.”It’s ironical that countries which have been trying to tell us that you should open up your economy and be more open to trade and investment are now pulling down the shutters in their countries in the areas which matter to us,” an analyst with a Mumbai-based brokerage told ET.IT companies are the major users of the visas and doubling of the fee will weigh on their margins.”They’ve doubled the fee, so that impact is going to be significant even if there are other margin levers to pull. The total impact we will only be able to see next year, when the new batch of filings are made,” said the analyst.Rise in visa costs will hit the service-based IT companies the most, while it will also affect product development companies.”With the rupee also trading weak against the dollar, this hike would be even steeper for the Indian IT sector and it would adversely affect the revenues of the sector. We would certainly feel the impact of this hike on our bottom line,” said Diwakar Nigam, CEO & MD of Newgen Software.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already spoken about the concerns of the Indian IT industry with US President Obama on the fee hike for H-1B and L-1 visas, the Press Information Bureau said on Wednesday.With the US heading for Presidential elections next year, the H-1B visa issue has grabbed the attention of the lawmakers in the country.
Meanwhile, farmers and activists also levelled other charges against Bt cotton seeds. Farm lobbies say that BT cotton requires a huge amount of insecticides and pesticides to protect the crops. They also say that Bt cotton seeds give protection against only one pest, leaving it vulnerable to others. “After Maharashtra’s last season experience, it can be safely concluded that the claims of the BT technology are invalid. The technology has shown signs of failure with the insects developing resistance to it. It is now necessary to either upgrade technology or declare it a failure to safeguard millions of poor farmers,” Agriculture expert and ex-Commissioner of Agriculture, Sunil Kendrekar said. IANS. The Environmental Sciences Europe had also reveled in a study that there could be a link between Bt cotton and farmer suicide in India. Dangerous Weed Killer Found In Numerous Breakfast Cereals Close Reuters fileGlobal seeds major Monsanto has won arbitration proceedings against Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), Reuters reported exclusively on Tuesday. Monsanto, which is owned by German drug maker Bayer AG, has been locked in a long-drawn royalty battle with Indian seed makers. “… Monsanto has received a favourable award from the arbitration panel in the proceedings against NSL and Prabhat”, a Bayer spokesman told the agency in an e-mailed statement.The terms of the arbitration decision are not revealed as both parties have to abide by secrecy conditions. However, according to Monsanto’s calculations, NSL and its affiliates owed the Missouri-based company as much as $22.82 million. “The award is confidential and we will not be able to share any further details at this stage,” the Bayer spokesman said. NSL reserves the right to appeal the verdict.What’s the case?The dispute arises from Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s sale of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds to around 40 Indian seed companies under license. These Indian companies sell the seeds in turn to retailers, letting Monsanto control a huge seed market in the largest producer of cotton in the world. Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) is a joint venture between Monsanto and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co (Mahyco).The dispute started in 2015 when Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd and its two affiliates stopped paying royalties to MMB. Their contention was that Monsanto did not enjoy patent protection on its GM cotton seeds under Indian laws. The Indian companies insisted that the norms had to be set by the Indian government if they were to make the payment of royalties, or ‘trait fees’.The role of GM technology in India’s agriculture has had a controversial record. Genetically modified seeds have come in for sharp criticism, while the specific role played in its propagation by global seeds giant Monsanto has always been focus, with nationalist groups vehemently opposing both.However, Monsanto won a major legal victory last month when the Supreme Court ruled that Monsanto can own patents on genetically-modified cotton seeds in India, setting aside a Delhi High Court verdict that said seeds, plants and animals can’t be patented under Indian laws. “The division bench order has been overruled. It essentially means that the patent is in force,” a Bayer spokesman in India said.How Monsanto changed India’s Cotton cultivationMonsanto entered India in 2003, introducing lab altered seeds in the country for the first time. The arrival of pest resistant cotton plants changed the farming landscape in the county, which went on to become the world’s biggest producer of the yarn in subsequent years. Cotton production boomed in the main cultivation belts in the country subsequently, powering India into the list of world’s biggest cotton producers. As of now nearly 96 percent of cotton cultivating area in the country is under Bt cotton.However, it has been argued that the output boom wasn’t sustainable and hit a trough after five years of high yield. Other major downsides were that the seeds were far more expensive than the local varieties and that the seeds could not be reused. The farmers had to buy seeds from the makers in every farming cycle. Monsanto, which was selling Bt cotton seeds to practically the whole of India through its licensees, enjoyed a monopoly in this scenario.
.Twenty six people have been sued in Chittagong in connection with the attack on the motorcade of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, reports news agency UNB.Former public prosecutor (PP) of Chittagong court Enamul filed the case with a speedy tribunal here on Wednesday morning accusing 26 people.A S M Shahidullah Kaiser, chief judicial magistrate of the court, will hear the case later, said the former PP.Earlier on Sunday, Fakhrul and some other party senior leaders were injured as local Awami League supporters allegedly attacked his motorcade at Isakhali in Rangunia upazila, Chittagong on their way to hillslides-hit Rangamati.
Road Accident logoTwo truck drivers were killed after two trucks collided head-on on the West approach highway of Bangabandhu (Jamuna) bridge at Simantabazar area of Kamarkhanda upazila in Sirajganj early Thursday.One of the deceased – Nazrul Islam, 42, – a resident of Nagaon.Bangabandhu Bridge West police station officer-in-charge Abu Daud said a rice-laden truck from Nagaon was heading towards Dhaka when another truck from the opposite direction collided head-on in the small hours of Thursday.The front portions of both the trucks were badly damaged.Critically injured truck drivers were rushed to the Sirajganj General Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.Their bodies were kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy.
Share – / 17A report released this week by UTHealth found that the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey last year had significant psychological repercussions on Harris County residents because they faced unmet needs ranging from finding temporary and permanent housing to repairing damages to their homes, even months after the storm hit the county and other parts of Texas.The report, sponsored by UTHealth and compiled by the Institute for Health Policy at the School of Public Health, drew data from a mobile device survey of 500 Harris County residents, ages 18 to 54, who were surveyed in late December 2017 and early January 2018. That is four months after Harvey.Other unmet needs cited in the report are getting needed medical care, getting transportation and finding a job.The report makes reference to the concept of serious psychological distress (SPD) and indicates that 48 percent of the people surveyed by the researchers who had serious damage to their home showed signs of it. As for those whose vehicles were seriously damaged by the storm, 37 percent of the people who took part in the survey showed signs of SPD.“Even though recovery around us looks to be moving at a quick pace, a fairly high percentage of people are still looking for alternative housing or have substantial unmet needs,” said Stephen Linder, co-author of the report and director of the Institute for Health Policy at UTHealth School of Public Health.Photo: UTHealthStephen Linder, is the director of the Institute for Health Policy at UTHealth School of Public Health and one of the authors of the report.The researchers also found that 22 percent of those surveyed reported either a worsening of existing chronic conditions or new illnesses or injuries at the time of the flooding, including physical injuries, infections and respiratory problems.At the same time, according to the findings made by the researchers, only 30 percent of those who experienced damage to either their home or vehicle and presented signs of SPD considered mental health care a pressing need.– / 115For Dr. Dritana Marko, one of the report’s co-authors, the reason for mental health not being a priority for the majority of the people surveyed could be two-fold.“First, not all people who experience signs of SPD recognize it as a problem that needs addressing. Second, even when getting mental health care is recognized as a need, in terms of priorities, something else might take precedent, such as repairing a home, replacing a car or applying for disaster assistance,” noted Marko, who is a faculty associate member in the Institute for Health Policy at UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.
By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROViolence has been a part of Darryl Green’s life since his youth. He’s lost a brother and a son to murder in Baltimore. He almost gave into vendetta at first, but he’s learned to forgive and is sharing his message and story with what he calls Deep Forgiveness.“I work with the Moms of Murdered Sons,” Green told the AFRO. “They have me come in and speak. A lot of the women in there were thinking about suicide, still had a gun in their hand….wanting to find out who did it, so they can do harm. The same way that I did.”Darryl Green is the founder and CEO of Deep Forgiveness, a nonprofit organization to help people of all ages deal internally and interpersonally with the most extreme and banal kinds of human conflict. (Courtesy Photo)Green’s younger brother was stabbed to death over a pair of tennis shoes in 1988. Twenty-five years later, he testified on behalf of his brother’s killer for his early release.It’s the foundational story of Green and Deep Forgiveness, a program he helms to help people of all ages deal internally and interpersonally with the most extreme and banal kinds of human conflict.It’s a gripping tale of revenge, one where Green was on the hunt, pistol in hand. He says, however, that’s only a small part of his story. Reconciliation is the other part; he’s always focused on healing, and getting past things like retribution and reciprocity.“As long as you don’t forgive and you don’t move towards healing, that situation owns you. It controls you,” Green said. “Only when you do that, move towards healing, move towards reconciliation, will you be free.”He’s taken this message across the world, to Aruba, Jamaica and Ghana. He’s just returned from a talk in Hawaii.Green started his college education in criminal justice, attaining a bachelors of arts. He then moved on to earn a master’s in social work. He attributes being able to come at Baltimore’s problems and his problems from these two different mindsets gives him the fuller understanding of how punishment and forgiveness can work.“For me, forgiveness is like the utopia,” Green said. “Sugar and spice, and everything nice, it’s the land of happiness, pure and pleasant, you want no more. That’s the utopia. Forgiveness, that’s the final deal.”Before going into this work on his own, Green was last working for Christopher’s Place, overseeing 60 beds for some of Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents.Two years ago, he left the security of a steady paycheck to help others move on and up.“My light and your light may not be the same,” Green said. “And so, your light may be ’I’m able to get out of bed for the first time in a month,’ ‘I’m able to take those black trash bags off my windows and let some light in since my son was killed, or my child was killed, a loved one was killed or taken away.’ That’s one extreme aspect of it. ‘I’m able to breathe again.’ So, we just try to help folks to breathe.”On the other side, away from the extreme, Green works on smaller conflicts, too. From mundane parking disputes, neighbor’s trash, and old hurts from high school and college.“I didn’t really realize how [much] in pain folks were,” Green said of his start. “I didn’t realize. Some folks still holding onto things that happened in high school and that’s dictating your life. Somebody called you this, somebody called you that. Somebody called you this, and you’re still holding onto that.”Diffusing conflict in high school is a focus of Green’s work, an attempt to intervene at the age when he too, was just as vulnerable.When he was still working his program on the premises of Frederick Douglass High School, a school dress code dispute between a principal and a student was rapidly accelerated to a point where security or the police were called in to remove a student.Green asked for a chance to intervene, and learned the student had lost his own brother to murder over winter break. The young man was still haunted by white snow turning red, and when he was asked to remove his hat, he snapped. Green says he was able to talk the student and the principal down.Green hopes his work can continue where he can address grief and anger before things come down to force, either between Baltimoreans or Baltimoreans and their police.“What freed me was forgiveness, because I couldn’t continue to be angry,” Green said. “That was a weight. That was a baggage. That was bondage.”Deep Forgiveness is a 501(c)(3) and is currently seeking grant funding and accepting donations to fulfill the mission of the organization.
RuPaul (centre) brought Dragcon back to Los Angeles over the weekendLast September, Sanchez slammed Phi Phi O’Hara for saying ‘Raven was robbed’ of the season 2 title.Sanchez recently posted a video of in which some claimed she was threatening violence against Phi Phi and Tatianna.‘When you see Ms. Phi Phi and Ms. Mother Fucking Tati’s ass stretched out on the motherfucking ground, you will know it was me. Yeah, I may not have physically did it, but it will be my doing. Remember that shit, bitch.’Phi Phi responded, tweeting at DragCon: ‘There should be no booth for anyone who threatens hate/violence!’DragCon then emailed Tyra, asking her to sincerely apologize for her behavior.They wrote: ‘As it currently stands, we cannot allow you to come to DragCon (in any form). We need to see you make a sincere public apology.‘This apology has to make it clear that you do not condone violence against another person (including other queens) and that you will in no way encourage others to act violently (or otherwise inappropriately).’The queen has repeatedly insisted she does not advocate violence. .Tyra responded: ‘Multiple times I stated that violence is not the answer and that queens of my upbringing sometimes express ourselves differently than most. I understand you may not understand this as you have only appropriated our lives, our attitudes and our mannerisms.”She continued: ‘You can continue to push your narrative that I’m some angry black queen, but you and I know that is simply untrue.‘If you want to remove me from DragCon because of some drag queen drama then by all means remove me.’Trolls often target Tyra with racist and abusive messages on social media. Following the DragCon announcement, Tyra deleted her Twitter account.Gay Star News has reached out to Tyra Sanchez, the FBI and DragCon.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Fans are reporting RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Tyra Sanchez to the FBI for making an alleged threat against DragCon.The season two winner posted a Facebook status that has triggered security concerns about the event in Los Angeles on 12-13 May.She wrote: ‘Fair warning: DO NOT attend RuPaul’s DragCon on May 12, 2018. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.’Did Tyra Sanchez ‘threaten’ DragCon?Many have responded to Tyra’s message believing it to be a threat.Others have noted the message is ambiguous enough to be in reference to any possible outcome.Despite it not being an explicit threat, fans have said they have referred her post to the FBI and encouraged others to do so.One commented, linking to the FBI tips page, saying: ‘Report this threat. Too many people say “someone else will report it”, “someone else has already done it”, “I would just be wasting their time”. ‘This is how disasters strike, this is how people die, this is how civil liberties are ripped away from everyone.’It comes as DragCon has banned Tyra from the event for an alleged claim of threatening violence against other queens.Why is Tyra so angry? eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Tyra Sanchez did not attack DragCon, claims her warning was ‘art’Racist tweets and death threats sent to Drag Race All Stars 3 queenCelebrity Big Brother’s Andrew Brady to judge gay stripping contestRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/fans-are-reporting-drag-race-winner-to-the-fbi-for-dragcon-threat/ FacebookRuPaul’s Drag Race season two winner Tyra Sanchez
Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, an unprecedented sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens transforming them into thousands of pairs of children’s pajamas. The first-of-its-kind pajamas will be distributed to children in need, whose circumstances can contribute to shortened and more fragmented sleep.Beginning April 16, Westin will give the gift of better sleep beyond the brand’s hotels, in cities around the world – from New York and Toronto to Mexico City and Cape Town, and will encourage guests to support by purchasing a pair of pajamas on the Westin store’s website to benefit the program.“As people integrate wellness into their lifestyle more holistically on the road and at home, giving back has increasingly become important to their overall sense of well-being,” said Brian Povinelli, SVP and Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels and Resorts. “Wellness is in the Westin brand’s DNA, and Project Rise: ThreadForward is evidence that we can empower the well-being of our guests and associates as well as make a difference in the communities around us.”
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the flea will continue to jump below where the lid used to be Can the flea jump out of the jar now It could if it didnt have this new limiting belief Dont be the flea in the jar 4 Spend more time in your values This habit is like two-for-the-price-of-one Not only does it help you find your motivation it also helps you live the good life But first you need to find your values With your values in hand you can connect your daily work back to your values For example I value adventure learning and excellence When I lead a project I dont just drive the project I lead an epic adventure When I work on a task that I might not otherwise enjoy I find a way to learn something new Better yet I try to find somebody who can show me their favorite shortcuts or ways to do it better faster or cheaper The simplest value that I connect to is excellence 5 Surround yourself with catalysts Just like there are some tasks that drain you and other tasks that excite you there are people who drain you and people 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