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Couple's refund fight as train 'fails to stop' at their station

THE train now stopping at Thorpe... but not for long! A couple are fighting for a refund and compensation as they claim they were left stranded as their train didn’t stop at their destination. However, train operators Greater Anglia dispute the allegation saying the train did stop - for 30 seconds.
 

Pakistan currently has largest youth population in its history: UNDP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan currently has the largest population of young people ever recorded in its history, according to the National Human Development Report released by the UNDP on Wednesday. According to the report, Pakistan is currently one of the youngest countries in the world and the second youngest in the South Asian region after Afghanistan.

Why these Filipinos in Kuwait won't go home

Dubai: Connie Potestad flew to Kuwait from the Philippines in late 2017 to work as a housemaid. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, but something that had to be done. She has five children to feed and clothe, and no husband to turn to for financial support.

Corporate Hands | Sagicor offers free pap smears

Audrey Flowers-Clarke (right), vice-president - Insurance Operations, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited shares a moment with, Lena Whyte, during her free health check at the Sagicor Life Wellness Day held in New Kingston last Friday. Conducting her examination was Nurse Sophia Stampp-Young (centre) from the Sagicor Life Paramedic Unit.

World Press Freedom Day | Lack of protection for journalists a major concern

We commemorate World Press Freedom Day with a particular concern at the lack of protection of journalists in carrying out their work with safety and without restrictions, and at the numerous denunciations of harassment of the press that is manifested in various forms and in many of the countries of the Americas.

Corporate Hands | Supreme Ventures contributes $10 million to Walker's Place of Safety

It’s a match! SVL Group Assistant Vice-President, Group Corporate Communication Simone Clarke-Cooper on Monday hands over a $10 million donation to Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green and Rochelle Dixon, public relations and communications manager, Child Protection and Family Services Agency.

Corporate Hands | JMMB team members give blood

Clover Anderson (seated), JMMB's culture and internal communication specialist gives a thumbs up to saving lives during the annual blood drive organised by JMMB Group at its New-Kingston head office alongside the National Blood Transfusion Service(NBTS) on April 27.

EU to assist 7,831 Nigerian returnees from Libya

The European Union (EU) says it has so far facilitated the safe return of about 7,720 Nigerians who voluntary accepted the opportunity to be ferried back home last month from Libya and other places abroad. The EU Ambassador and Head of delegation to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, who disclosed this during....

Nigeria’s political parties, others to discuss youth policies, 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election, a group known as ‘The Fixing Nigeria Group,’ is set to host the second edition of its national youth conference. The conference titled #FixingNigeria 2.0, is open to all political parties to pitch at the forth coming event slated for May 29 at the Nicon Luxury, Abuja.

2019: Nigerian doctors discuss how to make electorates prioritise health

Those to be elected into offices in the forthcoming 2019 general election must make healthcare delivery a priority, Nigeria’s medical experts have said. The charge was the focal point of a town hall meeting on politics and healthcare delivery organised Tuesday by the Nigerian Medical Association....

Anonymous donor gifts $110K to Fairbanks music programs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An anonymous donor has gifted $110,000 to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for elementary music programs. The Daily News-Miner reports that the district’s Board of Education formally accepted the donation at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Asia shares mixed as markets mull Fed, China trade talks

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged and kept an eye out for developments from China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng index slumped 1.2 percent to 30,359.94 and South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park chief ranger to retire

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The chief ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park is retiring after 35 years of federal service. A park news release says Chief Ranger Steve Kloster has worked in the Smokies since 1988. Kloster began his career with the National Park Service as a park technician at....

Giuliani says Trump paid back his lawyer for Daniels payment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money.

Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a cost

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The group that organized a monthlong caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States wanted to draw attention to the plight of people fleeing violence. If headlines are any measure, it has been a smashing success.

Vanuatu plans to permanently evacuate entire volcanic island

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is preparing to permanently evacuate the entire population of one of its islands as thick ash spewing from a volcano kills crops, dirties water supplies and fouls the air. The 10,000 or so people who remain on Ambae island have mixed feelings about the plans.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi files for Hong Kong IPO

In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, a woman shows the new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi filed documents Thursday, May 3, 2018, with Hong Kong’s stock exchange operator for an initial public offering that could be the world’s biggest share sale in years.

Verdugo, bullpen help Dodgers end skids, 2-1 over D-backs

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen, right, greets catcher Yasmani Grandal after a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Phoenix. The Dodgers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Verdugo doubled and scored twice, and a struggling Los....

Asia shares mixed as markets mull Fed, China trade talks

People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 3, 2018. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday as investors analyzed the Fed's latest decision and turned their focus to upcoming talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in Beijing aimed at resolving simmering trade tensions.

Middle school's parents' social credit concern for admission arises debates

A Chinese middle school's enrollment regulations have caused a controversy on Chinese social media, in which it says candidates can apply for the school on a condition that their parents have no demerit in personal social credit. The country first introduced the social credit system on public transport since May 1.

'Mexican Mafia' crackdown results in 85 arrests in Southern California

A major gang crackdown aimed at so-called Mexican Mafia operations in Orange County, Calif., has led to 85 arrests of “middle management” gang leaders, officials said Wednesday. The investigation was also the largest crackdown on gang activity in California this year, the OC Breeze The name....

Tough road for Iraq's female candidates in May 12 elections

Many see the vote as a chance to push women's issues to the fore in this traditionally male-dominated society, where women still find it hard to win a powerful place in politics. There are concerns that women's rights are being eroded, 15 years after the U.S.

Group running asylum caravan fears spotlight comes at a cost

President Donald Trump and Cabinet members have called the caravan a deliberate attempt to overwhelm U.S. authorities and proof that more must be done to secure the border with Mexico, including construction of a wall. The rhetoric from the White House and its allies has also fueled an outpouring of....

Cecilia Haddad: family devastated as police seek Brazilian murder victim's former lover

Police in Australia will ramp up their efforts to find the ex-lover of murdered businesswoman Cecilia Haddad by linking with Brazilian law enforcement officials. Guardian Australia understands New South Wales police will begin liaising with Brazilian counterparts through the Australian federal....

Could Bradford be the Shoreditch of Yorkshire – or is it the next Detroit?

I first fell in love with a long lost Bradford. The city I worked in briefly in my youth still had mills towering over its hillsides and tycoon mansions lining Manningham Lane. The centre was a tight group of Victorian palaces and wool warehouses. It could just echo TS Eliot’s assurance, sitting “like a silk hat on a Bradford millionaire” .

Coalition to spend $50m on first Australian space agency, insiders say

The government will set aside $50m to fund Australia’s first dedicated space agency, according to senior insiders. The ABC on Thursday reported that funding for the space agency was guaranteed in the budget on Tuesday. It is understood $50m will be given to the fledgling agency as “seed funding”,....

Report: Govt. Convenes in Final Meet Before General Elections

Lebanon’s government will convene in a final meeting before the country launches its general elections on Sunday, to discuss some files described as “non controversial” amid expectations it is going to be “calm and short”, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

120,000 Gallons Of Water Leaked

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- About 120,000 gallons of fully treated reclaimed-quality water leaked from an 8-inch distribution main that was broken by a contractor during work on a storm drain project near the intersection of 34th Avenue and Poplar Street Northeast.

Last Week's Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield Blotters

WINNETKA, IL — The following information comes from from the Glencoe, Winnetka and Northfield police department as a record of police activity and incidents reported to the police. Anyone arrested is innocent unless proven guilty. Criminal charges represent merely accusations by the state and are often dropped or reduced.

Winnetka-Glencoe, IL

After 2 years as an administrator in Hoffman Estates, Betty Weir will return in July to the district where her teaching career began. “Anyone who thinks they’re too small to make a difference, has never seen a mosquito.” ⯑☺️Positivity Board Day at WYO!!!! #mentalhealthawareness #positivity #quotes #joy #smiling.

Cheddi Jagan commemorative stamps launched at Ministry of the Presidency

A month and two weeks after the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) had anticipated launching stamps to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the late President, Dr Cheddi Jagan, the First Day Covers and stamps were launched yesterday at a simple ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency.
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