Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: America, Donald Trump U.S. confirms Canadian passport holders excused from ban, industry reacts With file from the Canadian Press Wednesday, February 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has provided some clarity: Canadian passport-holders have the right to travel to the United States, despite days of confusing, contradictory messages about President Trump’s travel restrictions.Four days after the order was announced, the American administration held its first detailed news conference Tuesday shedding light on who can still travel to the U.S. and who can’t – at least not until the order is reviewed in a few months.The U.S. government confirmed publicly what it has privately told the Canadian government: that citizens of non-affected countries, including dual citizens, are exempt by the travel freeze on seven majority-Muslim countries.It was a relevant question for about 35,000 Canadians. That’s how many have dual citizenship with the seven affected countries, and some of those Canadians may have jobs, families, and homes in the U.S.“Travellers will be assessed at our border based on the passport they present – not any dual national status. So if you’re a citizen of the United Kingdom, you present your United Kingdom passport,” said Kevin McAleenan, acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. “The executive order does not apply to you.”More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upHe made those remarks next to his boss, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. The newly named cabinet secretary said the order will be followed humanely.The order still applies to temporary visitors with visas. Visa holders will be denied the right to board flights to the U.S., and sent to State Department representatives for additional instruction.The order could be temporary, and will be reviewed in several months.Early accounts were laden with confusion. The State Department stated that it applied to dual citizens. Some officials suggested it might also ban permanent U.S. residents. Those mixed messages sowed concern around the globe.Airports were hit with protests, as hundreds of travellers were detained. McAleenan said about 721 travellers were denied the right to board planes among the 500,000 non-Americans travelling to the U.S.The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO David Scowsill issued a scathing statement following the order. “The Executive Order issued by US President Trump on 27 January 2017 banning travel to the US from seven countries for 90 days goes directly against the fundamental right of Freedom to Travel. It has created immense confusion among travellers and travel companies worldwide,” Scowsill said. “WTTC believes that all people have the right to cross international borders safely and efficiently for business and tourism purposes. The blanket suspension of admittance of travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen to the US flies against this principle.”More news: Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoMeanwhile, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) also lashed out, saying that “entry requirements for the United States were changed significantly and immediately … The [executive order] was issued without prior coordination or warning, causing confusion among both airlines and travellers.”Tour operators have also issued statements, including Intrepid Travel, who said that it “stands against any policy that closes borders, separates families, discriminates against religion or demonizes the less fortunate.” The statement also said that the company “strongly urges the American government to reinstate the rights of migrants and foreign citizens to enter the United States.” Posted by
Fernando Quirós Jorge Molina, president of the Southern Caribbean Chamber of Tourism, celebrates the moratorium’s passage in the Legislative Assembly. Bulldozers will not be coming to the southern Caribbean coast – or any other coastal community in Costa Rica – for another two years.A 24-month moratorium passed in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday evening, preventing the destruction of thousands of homes and businesses located in protected areas along the country’s coastlines. The vote passed with 35 lawmakers voting in favor and four voting against Bill 18,440.Approximately 90 citizens from the Caribbean towns of Puerto Viejo and Manzanilla attended the vote. Outside the assembly, they celebrated the ruling. Some dressed in traditional Afro-Caribbean garb and others beat drums as they cavorted with lawmakers who helped push the bill through Congress, including Libertarian legislator Mireya Zamora and National Liberation Party member Carolina Delgado. “We know that this is not everything,” said Johnny León, whose family has lived in Puerto Viejo since 1904. “It’s the beginning. It’s part of the process that we have to go through. And we have to keep working. But also today we can celebrate a great victory on the part of the southern Caribbean, our pueblo.”An estimated 300,000 people are affected by the Maritime Zone Law, which was established in 1977. The largest area of concern is in the southern Caribbean. The law does not affect construction in the zone before 1977. However, many communities built in the area after the law came into effect. However, the government never seemed interested in enforcing the law until recently.The Comptroller General’s Office ordered municipalities to destroy structures found to be in violation of the Maritime Zone Law. In Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, 13 buildings were ordered demolished by Nov. 30. (The Comptroller General later denied that those demolitions were imminent.) Coastal residents created an uproar once neighborhoods, including schools and hotels within the zone, faced the possibility of being flattened.The law defines all land 50 meters from the high-tide line in coastal areas as public land and prohibits construction in that zone. The area from 50 meters to 200 meters is considered restricted, but municipalities are allowed to issue concessions to certain developments.León said it was a relief that coastal residents could work toward a compromise with the government over the next two years, while no longer worrying about the possibility of demolitions.Jorge Molina, president of the Southern Caribbean Tourism Chamber, thanked supporters outside the legislative building and said leaders from the Caribbean and other regions affected should organize and negotiate a long-term solution with lawmakers before the 2014 deadline.“This problem is 35 years old,” Molina said. “A bunch of communities in the coast are tired. We can’t wait one more year.” Facebook Comments No related posts.
Categories: Chatfield News Under new legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, the state will play a more significant role in the oversight of interstate petroleum pipelines running through Michigan, including increased coordination with the federal government to ensure better preparedness and emergency response in the case of a spill.“The ultimate goal of this legislation is to protect the public health, safety and welfare of Michigan citizens, our natural resources and our economy,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “Currently, the federal government is in the driver’s seat on our pipeline safety issues while Michigan officials are along for the ride stuffed in the trunk. My bill will see to it that we can play a greater role by establishing better coordination with the federal government to ensure our state agencies are fully informed and are better prepared to respond to emergencies.”Oil pipelines have requirements to meet under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 which requires the owners/operators of oil pipelines to develop detailed site-specific Spill Response Plans to detail chain of authority for spills, specify personnel and equipment capable of responding to a “worst case” spill from a pipeline or other facility, and describe training, testing, and unannounced drills.Neither the OPA nor the state of Michigan requires petroleum pipeline operators in Michigan to submit their spill response plans to the state for review and approval. Nor are they required to report spills directly to the state.“This legislation would not duplicate the existing planning process, although it will help to ensure that state and local agencies are in the loop as plans are tested and implemented,” concluded Rep. Chatfield.HB 5198 has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources for further consideration.### Bill ensures state agencies are fully informed and better prepared to respond in an emergency 01Feb Rep. Chatfield introduces legislation to strengthen pipeline safety
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Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) across Greater Manchester have been given the chance to take part in a pioneering new partnership with local government.Andy Burnham, the Greater Manchester mayor, is funding a new Disabled People’s Panel (DPP) that will work with him and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) he chairs.The authority – whose other 10 members are the leaders of Greater Manchester’s 10 borough councils – has commissioned Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) to set up the panel.The panel will aim to shape, challenge and influence policy affecting disabled people across Greater Manchester, by advising and consulting with GMCA.The panel’s members will be local disability organisations drawn from across Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs, with most of them likely to be DPOs committed to the social model of disability, with strong engagement with their local community, and successful representation of diverse groups, including LGBT and black and minority ethnic communities.Those taking part will receive an involvement fee from the mayor’s office, while two GMCDP staff are being paid to set up the panel, keep it running and help it liaise with local authorities across Greater Manchester.Manchester has become the first city region in the UK to introduce a disabled people’s panel that will be involved in such a senior level of strategic policy-making.It is a significant success for GMCDP, which said before Burnham’s election as Greater Manchester’s first elected mayor in 2017 that it hoped to persuade the successful mayoral candidate to make the region a trailblazer for disability rights in England and “develop ground-breaking initiatives to tackle disability”.Rick Burgess, the newly-appointed outreach and panel development worker at GMCDP, said: “It’s an experiment and it’s an adventure because it’s never been done before, and it’s always worth trying a new way of interfacing with power to make things better for disabled people.“The long-term aim is to have an ongoing engagement between disabled people across Manchester and the organisations that make policy across Manchester.“Because of devolution, there are opportunities to do things differently from Westminster.“Central government in Westminster has been condemned by the UN for how they treat disabled people. In Greater Manchester we can certainly do better than that.“Some of what we can do is mitigation or harm reduction when there are bad policies nationally.“I would hope we can find ways to lessen their harmful impact on people.”The mayor’s office has agreed that the organisations appointed to the panel will receive an involvement fee and training, in contrast to the unpaid chairs and members of the Regional Stakeholder Network being set up by the government’s Office for Disability Issues.Burgess said: “Fair play to Andy Burnham and the combined authority. They have thought to themselves: we don’t know everything, maybe we need to listen to the people who are experts in their own lives on how we make policy and stuff.“It is democracy in action. We are looking to gather up the views of disabled people throughout Greater Manchester and affect policy-making at the highest level.”Although some of the panel members may not be organisations led and controlled by disabled people, Burgess hopes and expects that most of them will be.He said: “This is for disabled people to change the policies that affect them, so it is primarily about disabled people forming the panel.”He stressed that the panel would decide its own priorities, but issues that are consistently coming up in discussion with disabled people in Greater Manchester are transport, housing, social care and benefits, and then accessibility and employment, he said.As well as a panel of probably between 15 and 20 members, organisations will also be able to ask to be associate members, so they can contribute and be kept informed of its work.Burgess said GMCDP was keen to spread the idea of the DPP to other parts of the country if it is successful, providing an “incredibly representative engagement between power and disabled people so eventually power becomes less ableist and more inclusive and removes those barriers we are always talking about”.The deadline for applications to join the panel is 28 May.Picture: A meeting in 2017 between Andy Burnham and disability groups which discussed the idea of the panelA note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Arjun Kharpal –shares Add to Queue Image credit: Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Next Article This story originally appeared on CNBC 3 min read September 30, 2015 It’s set to be a pretty tough week for Uber in Europe.The ride-hailing app’s offices in Amsterdam were raided by the Dutch authorities, two of its top executives appeared in court in Paris on Tuesday and proposals that Uber is unhappy about were published on Wednesday by London’s transport rule-setting body.Here’s a roundup of the storm the company – now worth $50 billion – is facing.Dutch office raidsDutch police raided Uber’s office in Amsterdam on Tuesday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, the public prosecutor said.Uber has been accused of violating the country’s taxi laws with its UberPOP service. The service allows untrained drivers and those without a taxi license to offer trips at a cheaper rate. It is different from Uber’s regular service and was banned in the Netherlands in December.The law banning UberPOP is under review and a new piece of legislation expected by the end of 2016.In the meantime, Uber has decided to launch legal proceedings against the Dutch taxi law.”Naturally we dispute the allegations, as the legal status of uberPOP continues to be debated in court and the underlying law is under legislative review,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.French court caseUber has a short and troubled history in France. Two senior Uber executives were on trial on Wednesday in Paris on charges of “misleading commercial practices” and “complicity in the illegal exercise of the taxi profession.”Thibaud Simphal, head of the company’s French operations, and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Uber’s general manager in western Europe, appeared in the Paris Correctional Court, but managed to get their case delayed until February 2016.The trial relates to the company’s UberPOP service. Earlier this year, Francois Hollande’s Socialist government passed a law effectively banning UberPOP. The service was suspended and remains unavailable.Uber’s lawyers moved quickly at the start of the trial to call the whole case into question, arguing that the government had moved quickly to bring this case to court in order to appease taxi drivers.Earlier in the year, cab drivers held violent protests in France to demonstrate against Uber. The case will now be pushed to next year after Uber requested access to all evidence in the trial.London petitionUber has gone on the front foot in London, petitioning users to sign against new rules proposed by the U.K. capital’s transport authorities that could hit the service hard.Transport for London (TfL)’s proposals include forcing drivers to work for only one cab company at a time and making it obligatory for taxi operators to allow users to pre-book up to seven days in advance. Also, the proposals include a rule that would create a mandatory five-minute wait time between ordering a cab and it arriving.Uber currently does not offer an advanced booking service and many of its drivers work for several companies.”If adopted, they (the rules) will mean an end to the Uber you know and love today,” Uber wrote in an email to London-based users of its app. “And the proposed rules threaten drivers’ livelihoods by forcing them to drive for just one operator. These rules make no sense.”Uber’s low prices have caused a stir among London’s black cab drivers who have held numerous protests in the capital causing big disruptions over the last few months. Uber Is Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Uber Register Now »
Add to Queue Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Image credit: Shutterstock Facebook Next Article Facebook Inc. on Thursday launched a feature that allows users to upload photos with 360-degree views.Apart from photos taken from 360-degree cameras, panoramic photos taken on a mobile phone can be converted to a 360-degree view on the newsfeed, the company said on Thursday.The photos can also be seen in virtual reality compatible devices, Facebook said.Facebook rolled out a similar service for video last September.(Reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty) Reuters June 10, 2016 Facebook Adds 360-Degree Photos to Newsfeed This story originally appeared on Reuters –shares Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min read Register Now »
Digital prescriptions became compulsory on January 1, 2018 in Latvia Explore further Three Latvia regions under emergency due to African swine fever Citation: Latvia’s e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad (2018, January 16) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-latvia-e-health-cyberattack.html 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. Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European Union. © 2018 AFP No data was compromised, according to health officials, who immediately took down the site, which was launched earlier this month to streamline the writing of prescriptions in the Baltic state.”It is clear that it was a planned attack, a widespread attack—we might say a specialised one—as it emanated from computers located in various different countries, both inside the European Union and outside Europe,” state secretary Aivars Lapins told reporters. “We received thousands of requests in a very short space of time. That’s not the normal way the system works,” he said, adding that an investigation is under way. The site was back up and running within a couple of hours but with reduced functionality, forcing Latvia to provisionally revert to the previous paper system that was kept as a backup after digital prescriptions became compulsory on January 1.
Next Press Trust of India HyderabadJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 21:38 IST I appeal to all Muslim brethren to totally refrain from sacrificing the cow: Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood AliHIGHLIGHTSTelangana Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali appealed to Muslims to sacrifice sheep instead of cows on Bakrid”The cow is respected and worshipped in this faith (Hindu religion),” he saidLaw and order is very good in Telangana, he told reportersAhead of Bakrid next month, Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has appealed to Muslims to sacrifice sheep instead of cows.”The cow is respected and worshipped in this faith (Hindu religion). I appeal to all Muslim brethren to totally refrain from sacrificing the cow. Instead, offer a small sacrifice. You can sacrifice sheep or any other animals,” he said.Law and order is very good in Telangana, he told reporters here.Ali, who was speaking near Charminar here, further said the four minarets of the iconic structure represent Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.Quli Qutub Shah built Charminar. The four minarets have been built for Charminar – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christianity. The four have been bound together,” the Minister said.If there is any leader after Quli Qutub Shah who brings (people) together, it is KCR (Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao), he said.ALSO READ | Telangana cabinet reshuffle: KCR leaves out son, nephewALSO READ | KTR pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs, donates Rs 25 lakhALSO WATCH | Alwar lynching: Victim Pehlu Khan chargesheeted by Rajasthan policeFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment 0Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharmaby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYOU MAY LIKETravelzoo 旅游族￥1999起 名古屋6日自由行 探访萤火虫村/乐高乐园 暑期不涨价Travelzoo 旅游族UndoPostFunSurrogate Gives Birth To “Twins” Then Doctors Did A DNA TestPostFunUndoTips and TricksStudies: The Length Of Your Fingers Reveals Your PersonalityTips and TricksUndoGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayGive It LoveUndoDating Site | Search AdsOnline Dating Might Be More Fun That You ThinkDating Site | Search AdsUndoTrip Minutes25 Most Dangerous Cities Tourists Should Never VisitTrip MinutesUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksFROM INDIA TODAY GROUPWoman who committed ‘suicide’ in Ghaziabad found alive in BengaluruUndoPooja Batra and Nawab Shah get married in Delhi in dreamy wedding ceremonies. All picsUndoSaddened by induction of Congress MLAs into party, loyal BJP worker quitsUndoMan in Ghaziabad wearing Navy uniform goes to register police complaint, gets arrestedUndoKiara Advani pairs plunging neckline top and track suit with Rs 2 lakh bag at Mumbai airportUndoVirat speaks out on WC semi-final attack, says he was hurt by reactionsUndo Bakrid: Telangana Minister appeals to Muslims to sacrifice sheep not cowAhead of Bakrid next month, Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali has appealed to Muslims to sacrifice sheep instead of cows.advertisement
SHARE SHARE EMAIL Robert Vadra (file photo) – The Hindu February 13, 2019 A defiant Priyanka stands by her husband COMMENT inquiry Robert Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, appeared before the ED at its zonal office here for the second consecutive day on Wednesday for questioning into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan’s Bikaner district.On Tuesday, Vadra and his mother Maureen had appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Jaipur. Congress General Secretary and his wife Priyanka Gandhi had accompanied them to the probe agency’s office. Vadra arrived at the ED office on Bhawani Singh road at 10.26 AM in a vehicle amid tight security.Maureen, who had appeared before the ED on Tuesday, was allowed to go after some time, while her son was grilled for nearly nine hours.The Rajasthan High Court had asked Vadra and his mother to cooperate with the agency after they approached it seeking directions that no coercive action is taken against them by the agency, following which the duo appeared before the ED in Jaipur.In the Bikaner case, the agency had summoned Vadra thrice but he failed to appear and later approached the court. The ED had registered a criminal case in connection with the deal in 2015, taking cognisance of a clutch of FIRs and chargesheets filed by Rajasthan police after the tehsildar of Bikaner complained about alleged forgery in the allotment of land in the area, considered sensitive due to its proximity to the India-Pakistan border. It is understood that the agency wants to question Vadra about the operations of a firm — Ms Skylight Hospitality Private Limited — allegedly linked to him, which had purchased land in the area. It also wants to confront Vadra with the statements of those said to be linked to him. SHARE Published on Robert Vadra appears before ED for third time in money laundering case probe Rajasthan Bikaner land case: Robert Vadra appears before ED in Jaipur RELATED COMMENTS
is now a lot of people to start a business is a copy of the trend, to see what others are doing, what they do, leading to competition is becoming increasingly fierce, it is more difficult to succeed. In fact, if you notice enough small problems before starting a business, it will make the success of your career more simple. So, the fruit shop to pay attention to those small problems?
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