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One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 forced to flee their country

(UNHCR) April 16, 2019 – A year into Nicaragua’s political and social crisis, an estimated 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, with the vast majority – some 55,500 – seeking refuge in Costa Rica. Many – in what is overwhelmingly a refugee flow – have resorted to irregular crossings to....

Gov't can 'easily provide' jobs to OFWs from strife-torn Libya - Labor chief

At least 220 people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded as eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces seek to take Tripoli from an internationally recognized government, the World Health Organization said. The Philippine government last week ordered a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Tripoli.

For Years, Woman's Ulcers Came And Went. How Her Daughter Helped Cure Her

Kimberly Ho, a newly minted nurse at Children's National Medical Center just off a 12-hour overnight shift, struggled to focus on a presentation about working with sexually traumatized children and adolescents. As the picture of a skin infection flashed on the screen, the 22-year-old snapped to attention.

Could debt collectors send you texts, emails? Consumer groups fear CFPB may allow it

The $11 billion debt collection industry has been anxiously awaiting the proposal, hopeful that the Trump administration would set out clear rules making it easier for debt collectors to avoid fines and lawsuits. Consumer advocates, meanwhile, have asked the bureau to stop debt collectors from harassing consumers and collecting on “zombie” debts.

Despite criticism, few hopes for change as Egypt votes on extending Sissi’s rule

CAIRO — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military’s role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an....

MIL-OSI New Zealand: Metiria Turei’s resignation, the media and democracy

By Associate Professor Sean Phelan Dr Leon Salter. Two months before New Zealand’s 2017 elections, which eventually installed the Ardern coalition government, then Green party co-leader Metiria Turei gave a speech on welfare reform. Many political commentators had predicted an easy victory for the....

MIL-OSI Australia: Saving More Lives And Making North Richmond Safer

Source: Premier of Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its efforts to save more Victorian lives at risk of overdose and keep the North Richmond community safe. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today announced a package of improvements....

Today in History

Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY: On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh, who prosecutors said had planned the....

Regional coalition helps health care facilities prepare for disasters

During the 2009 Ice Storm, Ohio County set up a special medical needs facility at a school in Cromwell, which provided a safe place for about 50 people who relied on oxygen and had other medical needs that would prohibit them from going to a regular shelter.

Maria Butina seeks a sentence of time served

, a Russian national accused of being a spy, is seeking a sentence of time served for the nine months she has spent in jail, according to a new court filing from her lawyers on Friday. Butina, who pleaded guilty in December to a charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign official, is set to be sentenced on April 26.

Army confirms DNA match on extremist leader in Lanao

MARAWI CITY An official of the Philippine Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade (103IB) said the DNA samples it tested last month from a dead extremist militant fighter confirmed that it was from Owayda Benito Marohomsar, also known as Abu Dar -- the leader of Dawla Islamiya Lanao Group. Col.

To breed more unicorns, government launches NextICorn foundation

The Communications and Information Ministry has launched the Next Indonesia Unicorn (NextICorn) Foundation as part of an effort to bolster the country’s fast-growing digital ecosystem. Minister Rudiantara said he expected the foundation to assist and accommodate the long-term development of the country’s startup companies.

Narendra Modi in Kathua; Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: PM slams Congress over promise to repeal AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir

Narendra Modi in Kathua; Lok Sabha Election 2019 LATEST updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Congress had been "infected with germs" the grand old party's manifesto promise that AFSPA will be removed from the state if they come to power. "Can a patriot speak like this? Shouldn't our security forces have a safety net" he questioned.

Karnataka 2nd PUC Result 2019 Date: KSEEM to declare Class 12 scores tomorrow on

Karnataka 2nd PUC Result 2019 Date | The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEM) will declare the 2nd Pre-University Examination 2019 results on Monday, 15 April. The results are expected to be announced by noon. Students who appeared for the 2nd PUC exams, held between 1 and 18....

Here is what KOIGI WAMWERE said about withdrawal of WAITITU, ICHUNGWA and WAHOME‘s security detail – UHURU should watch carefully

Sunday April 14, 2019 -Veteran politician, Koigi Wamwere, has faulted the government for stripping a number of politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto of their security detail. Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa and Kandara MP , Alice Wahome have confirmed that....

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 1432: Heat-Transfer Characteristics of Liquid Sodium in a Solar Receiver Tube with a Nonuniform Heat Flux

Abstract This paper presents a numerical simulation on the heat transfer of liquid sodium in a solar receiver tube, as the liquid sodium is a promising heat-transfer candidate for the next generation solar-power-tower (SPT) system. A comparison between three mediumssolar salt, Hitec and liquid....

Ordinary Libyans face a choice between a new 75-year-old dictator and continuing chaos

With Khalifa Haftar's forces stalled outside the capital, Tripoli, the eight-year omnishambles in Libya is approaching a climax. It's not clear yet which side is going to win, but at least the dozens of rival militias in the country are now lined up in two recognizable sides. Haftar does have the gift of bringing clarity to a situation.

Maple Leaf Food’s U.S. expansion makes perfect sense — unfortunately

So Maple Leaf is building a plant in Indiana simply because it makes perfect business sense. In fact, the company didn't have much of a choice. Unless some market fundamentals change, Canada has no case for new processing plants. In the last decade, the U.S. has seen almost 4,000 new plants built. Canada has seen just 20.

April 15: Support for Mayor Fred, an ode to Nanaimo bars and other letters to the editor

Opposition parties have no respect. RE: Time to give our PM a break (April 10) Perhaps the SNC-Lavalin situation boils down to the differences between men and women — something most of us can relate to. By his own admission, PM Justin Trudeau is attempting to be a feminist leader, with almost half his cabinet consisting of women.

Sudan Intelligence Chief Resigns

Sudan's security and intelligence chief, Salah Gosh, resigned on Saturday, state media reported. "The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has accepted the resignation of... the chief of NISS," the council said. Protesters in Sudan said on Saturday they would keep up....

Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 14 April 2019)

Signicantly drier and hotter-than-normal conditions prevailed across the country during March, with the northern areas of Somaliland and Puntland particularly aected. The 2018 Deyr rains (October - December) have proven insucient to sustain pasture through the harsh, windy weather of early 2019,....

12:15 Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead

AKIPRESS.COM - Libya's UN-backed government says 21 people have been killed and 27 wounded in fighting near the capital, Tripoli, reports. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for an immediate halt to the fighting and called for talks. Rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar have advanced from the east with the aim of taking Tripoli.

‘Both sides’ must compromise in cross-party Brexit talks: British PM

However after several days of talks Labour complained May’s team were rigid over her plan, while the talks sparked fury among some Conservatives who detest involving leftist leader Jeremy Corbyn. “We need to get a deal over the line and that’s why we’ve been looking for new ways to find an agreement....

Thousands protest outside Sudan army HQ in face of tear gas: witnesses

Khartoum, Sudan, Apr 8 – Thousands of Sudanese protesters braved tear gas Monday to keep demonstrating for a third day outside army headquarters as they urged the military to back calls for President Omar al-Bashir to quit, witnesses said. Since protests erupted across Sudan in December agents of....

Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration renews partnership with Esri

Japan: Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has contracted with the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration (LTSA), Hydrography Division. LTSA will partner with Esri; local distributor Hnit-Baltic; and Quality Positioning Services (QPS), a Saab subsidiary, to....

Vaccines were blocked as Yemenis died in cholera outbreak

ADEN, Yemen. In July 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country's ruinous war, the disease was spiraling out of control, with thousands of new cases reported each day.

Polish teachers go on strike over pay, canceling classes

WARSAW, Poland. Teachers in Poland have gone on a nationwide strike to demand higher pay after days of talks with the government failed to meet demands by the majority of teachers unions. The open-ended strike by school and kindergarten teachers that started Monday is the first such widespread....

Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2019 gives every great hardware startup the head start it needs to grow big. Apply today.

If you are a hardware startup designing devices and products in the domains of Smart Infrastructure, Biometric Devices, Payment Terminals, Agricultural Technology, Medical Technology and Rural IoT, apply for Qualcomm Design in India Challenge 2019. Here’s what you stand to win if you are among the....

[Funding Alert[ Leisure hospitality startup V Resorts raises $10 M

Leisure hospitality startup V Resorts has raised $10 million in Series A funding . The round was led by various High Networth Individuals (HNIs), and existing investors Bedrock Ventures and RB Capital also participated in the round. Also read: 3 engineers from Sikkim help create travel diaries, aim....

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission swamped with hundreds of thousands of complaints, bias accusations

Did Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi break election rules by addressing the nation on an anti-satellite test recently? Is it right to have a channel dedicated to the leader? Can the country’s armed forces be called “Modi’s soldiers”? Ahead of a general election that starts on Thursday, the....

Duke probing Avenatti claim Nike paid Zion's mom

Duke University said Saturday it was "looking into" allegations that star freshman basketball player Zion Williamson's mother was paid by Nike. California lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted Friday that Nike executive Carlton DeBose bribed Williamson and other five-star recruits to attend schools associated with the Nike brand.
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