Ontario judge who wore Trump hat in court suspended without pay for

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario judge who wore a hat in court bearing Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan has been suspended without pay after an oversight body ruled his behaviour constituted a “single aberrant and inexplicable act of judicial misconduct.”In a decision released Tuesday, the Ontario Judicial Council said it struggled to reconcile Justice Bernd Zabel’s actions with his stellar record as a judge, and found his conduct warranted the most serious reprimand possible short of removing him from the bench.“Justice Zabel’s conduct that day gave rise to a perception by many that he was a Trump supporter and that he agreed with Trump’s views and policies. In doing so, he violated a fundamental principle of judicial ethics and, particularly in view of the controversy surrounding Trump’s campaign, engaged in serious misconduct,” the council panel wrote.“His conduct on Nov. 9, 2016 was completely at odds with the exemplary judge he has been for the past 27 years. We are satisfied that Justice Zabel does not hold any of the discriminatory views that the complainants attribute to Donald Trump,” it said.The council received 81 complaints about the incident, including several it said expressed concerns that people from vulnerable communities would fear they would not be treated fairly by a judge who supported Trump. This, because of the U.S. president’s “many well-publicized statements perceived to indicate misogynistic, racist, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and homophobic views,” it said.However, the council said, “we are satisfied that members of vulnerable groups need have no fear about the treatment they would receive from Justice Zabel.”Zabel will be suspended for 30 days. The Ontario Court of Justice said in January that Zabel, who is based in Hamilton, was no longer being assigned cases.At his hearing last month, Zabel said he meant to lighten the mood by wearing a baseball cap with the Trump slogan while walking into court on Nov. 9, 2016 — the day after Trump won the U.S. election.He testified that it was only after his actions made headlines that he realized some believed he was showing support for the controversial American president and his policies.Zabel wore the hat while walking into a courtroom and said it was “just in celebration of a historic night in the United States,” according to an agreed statement of facts. He then took it off and placed it on the dais until the break, when he took it back to his office, the document says.When asked about the hat’s disappearance later, Zabel quipped that he had taken it off because it had angered other judges who “all voted for Hillary,” according to the agreed statement of facts. “I was the only Trump supporter up there, but that’s OK,” he said.Zabel later apologized publicly for his behaviour, calling it a “lapse in judgment.”The judge testified at his hearing that he meant to say he was marking an unprecedented historic event rather than celebrating Trump’s victory, and was simply “gloating” at having predicted the outcome of the election better than his colleagues.last_img read more

DHX Media licenses Teletubbies Season Two to Nick Jr channel for US

first_imgDHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM), the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has licensed exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for 30 brand-new half-hour episodes of Teletubbies which will begin airing on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. preschool channel in 2017.Josh Scherba, SVP Distribution of DHX Media, said: “The new Teletubbies series is winning fans worldwide, and the pickup of another season in the U.S. points to the enduring appeal of this global brand. With all the recognizable favorites as well as new features, the second season is a real treat for audiences both in the U.S. on Nick Jr., and the U.K. where it will premiere exclusively on CBeebies next year.”As the flagship property in DHX Media’s strategy to build global brands, the new Teletubbies continues to perform extremely well and is gaining global momentum. The global licensing program is growing rapidly, with more than 85 top-tier licensees already on board, underscoring its position as one of the best-loved and most recognizable international properties. Licensees in core categories include Character Options (award-winning Master Toy line, with distribution in North America and Northern Europe by Spin Master and Southern Europe by Giochi Preziozi) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD and EST) as well as book  publishers Egmont (global rights excluding North America and China) and Simon & Schuster (North America). Advertisement Advertisement Season two of Teletubbies introduces exciting new elements to delight another generation of devotees. Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po continue to laugh, learn and play as they discover a new area of Teletubbyland called the Hidey Hup–a beautiful hidden glade containing equipment for physical Teletubbies fun, including the Tubby Bouncy, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Uppy Downy and the Tubby Spinny.  In typical Teletubbies style, they drive to the Hidey Hup in their brand-new honk-honk Tubby Car, singing the infectious Tubby Car song as they travel. The Teletubbies extend their friendship to the adorable and intrepid little Tiddlytubbies–Mi-Mi, Daa Daa, Baa, Ping, RuRu, Nin, Duggle Dee and Umby Pumby–who have their own sing-along signature song. Also, look out for the story of pink tubby custard turning green and a very special Tubby Custard ride carriage for the Noo-noo.In addition, multi-talented author, comedian, actor and presenter David Walliams and girl band star turned TV presenter Rochelle Humes join the voice cast for season two, alongside Jim Broadbent, Fearne Cotton, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Rigby and Antonia Thomas from season one, as they lend their voices to Teletubbies’ distinctive and much-loved Voice Trumpets.The new TV show was commissioned and premiered in the UK by CBeebies, and has been picked up by 23 broadcasters worldwide to date, as well as Amazon Prime Video in the U.K.The new Teletubbies follows the same well-loved characters and styling as the original but has been visually modernized by DHX Media and award-winning U.K. production company, Darrall Macqueen, bringing a refreshed and contemporary look and feel to one of the world’s best-loved preschool properties.About Nick Jr.Nick Jr., the 24-hour network from Nickelodeon dedicated to preschoolers and moms, currently reaches almost 73 million households via cable, digital cable and satellite TV. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nick Jr. and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (www.dhxmedia.com) is the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at more than 11,800 half-hours, the company is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. As a content producer and owner of intellectual property, DHX Media delivers shows that children love, licensing its content to major broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media also operates one of the largest networks of children’s content on YouTube. The company’s robust consumer products program generates royalties from merchandise based on its much-loved children’s brands.Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices in 15 cities globally, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX.A and DHX.B) and the NASDAQ Global Select Market (DHXM).DisclaimerThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media, including, without limitation, statements regarding the broadcast, distribution, licensing, growth, demand, viewership and business strategies in respect of Teletubbies. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Manitoba school shutdown due to asbestos

first_imgAPTN National NewsA remote northern Manitoba First Nation has shut down its school.They did so amid fears that generations of children may have been exposed to cancer causing asbestos.About 300 kids have been removed from the school on Berens River First Nation.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has more on the story.last_img

San Francisco toasts 550M convention centre expansion

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Mayor London Breed says a $550 million expansion of San Francisco’s convention centre will better meet the needs of tourism as the city battles entrenched problems of homelessness and drug addiction.Breed and other civic leaders toasted on Thursday the expansion of Moscone Center, which opened in 1981.The building is environmentally friendly with solar paneling and recovered water for landscaping and street cleaning. Officials showed off new terraces with breathtaking views and above-ground pedestrian bridges that connect its north and south sides.Breed says she is aware that the city’s livability issues deeply affect tourism, and said the expansion is an eye to the future.The convention centre is in San Francisco’s South of Market neighbourhood, a challenging part of the city riddled with used needles and other trash.The Associated Presslast_img read more


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Ohio State mens lacrosse unable to come back from 1st half deficit

Junior midfielder David Planning (12) fights for position during a game against Penn State March 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU lost, 11-8.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternPlaying in the confines of Ohio Stadium, the No. 19 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was unable to achieve the same outcome the football team did this fall — beat Penn State.Despite playing on the biggest stage campus has to offer, the Buckeyes (1-3, 0-0) couldn’t recover from a strong second half output by the No. 9 Nittany Lions (3-1, 0-0), allowing seven of the 11 Penn State goals after halftime to lose 11-8.The matchup started out as a defensive struggle, as both goalies stayed strong between the pipes throughout the first quarter.The Buckeyes had the lone score in the opening frame when junior midfielder David Planning fired a shot past the Nittany Lions’ senior goalkeeper Austin Kaut.The second quarter began with both teams trading goals as senior midfielder Tom LaCrosse got Penn State on the board, but OSU sophomore attackman Carter Brown answered with a goal of his own to regain the lead for the Buckeyes.The lead was short lived, however, as the Nittany Lions scored three goals before halftime to gain momentum heading into the break.Penn State rode that momentum into the third quarter and came out firing on all cylinders. Before five minutes passed, the Nittany Lions had tallied three more goals to take a commanding 7-2 lead and force the Buckeyes to call a timeout.“They came out and saw what we were doing,” OSU senior goalie Greg Dutton said after the loss. “We were a little bit slower and didn’t make the adjustments we needed to.”Buckeye junior midfielder Jesse King came out of that timeout ready to lead a comeback. He scored four goals over the final 20 minutes, but the Buckeyes only got as close as two the rest of the way.Nittany Lion senior attackman Shane Sturgis scored four goals of his own in the second half, helping to keep the Buckeyes at bay.OSU coach Nick Myers credited Penn State’s ability to switch defenses as a reason the Buckeyes’ offense became stagnant at times.“They played a variation of man and zone,” Myers said. “As they were getting into one defense or the other, it causes you to adjust. I think at times we did a nice job of it (adjusting) and at times we didn’t.”Faceoffs have been a recurring problem so far for OSU this season, and were again an issue for the Buckeyes Saturday as they won only six of 22 opportunities. With that many offensive opportunities, Dutton did his best to thwart the Nittany Lion attack by recording 12 saves.“I told him (Dutton) he had a courageous effort in there,” Myers said. “He stood tall.”Senior defenseman Joe Meurer said the Buckeyes did what they could to get things back even in the second half, but ultimately came up short.“We showed a lot of poise in the second half, but those lapses that we showed at the beginning of quarters can’t happen,” he said.The rough start to the season is not what OSU had in mind, but Myers said his team is capable of turning it around.“For this team, it’s not necessarily how we drew it up at this point,” Myers said. “This is a hungry group still and a team that has a lot of potential.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to travel to Hempstead, N.Y., Saturday to take on Hofstra at 1 p.m. read more

Teenage motorcyclist dies in Dublin crash

first_img Dec 8th 2016, 3:43 PM By Garreth MacNamee 26,968 Views 10 Comments Teenage motorcyclist dies in Dublin crash The incident happened this lunchtime at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road. Thursday 8 Dec 2016, 3:43 PM Image: Google Maps Share82 Tweet Email3 Image: Google Maps A MAN IN his late teens died this afternoon after a crash involving his motorcycle and a car in Coolock, north Dublin.The incident happened at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road at around 1.20pm today.Gardaí said the driver of the motorbike was brought to Beaumont Hospital and has since been pronounced dead.The female driver of the car was also brought to Beaumont Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.A garda spokesman said: “Diversions are in place at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road and the garda forensic collision investigation team are at scene.“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Santry garda station on 01-6664000, the garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Dublin man plans to return to work after €11.3m lottery win >Read: ‘Callous and hurtful’: Sister of missing Philip Cairns on online claims > http://jrnl.ie/3128199 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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WWE adds AWA All Star Wrestling to the WWE Network

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San Diego City Council votes in favor of putting measure to increase

first_img Updated: 10:19 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council voted 5-4 today to place an initiative on the 2020 primary ballot that would raise hotel taxes to fund a convention center expansion, homeless services and infrastructure improvements.The tax increase proposed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer would raise the city’s transient occupancy tax from 10.5 percent to as high as 15.75 percent in certain areas of the city, which would reap an estimated $5.9 billion over 42 years from the hike.The city attorney’s office still needs to draft the initiative, which is expected to be presented to the council for approval this fall. The funding would allow the city to purchase a parcel of land adjacent to the convention center that is currently owned by Fifth Avenue Landing. Once it purchases the land, the city would expand the convention center by roughly 400,000 square feet, from roughly 800,000 square feet to about 1.2 million square feet.The land cost is expected to be roughly $30 million, part of an estimated allocation of $3.5 billion for the purchase and convention center upkeep and marketing. Roughly $1.8 billion of the initiative’s remaining revenue would fund the city’s homeless services and shelters, while $551 million would be allocated for repairs to the city’s network of roads.The council voted to waive a rule added to the city charter via 2016’s Measure L, which stated that citizens’ initiatives must be put on the ballot during a November election rather than a primary election, when turnout is generally lower. The City Council has the power to circumvent that mandate, however, leading to another major vote on one of Faulconer’s signature issues.“I’m not sure how many times I’ve voted on the convention center expansion now, but it’s got to be at least a couple dozen,” said City Councilman Mark Kersey, who voted in favor. “Hopefully this will be among the last times.”Faulconer aimed to get a similar imitative on the November 2018 ballot, but that effort suffered a major blow in August when the city clerk’s office determined that it fell short of the minimum number of required valid signatures.Faulconer then pivoted to an 11th-hour plan of proposing that the City Council waive its rules that govern the ballot initiative process to foist the proposal onto the ballot anyway. That plan also failed, but the measure easily qualified for either 2020 ballot.The plan to expand the convention center has been further complicated by Fifth Avenue Landing’s interest in building a hotel on the site if the city’s plan flounders.The city had an agreement with Fifth Avenue Landing in August to begin making payments on the land purchase, contingent upon the initiative’s placement on the 2018 ballot. The city stopped making those payments last month, leading Fifth Avenue Landing to proceed with the hotel plan.The Port of San Diego, which oversees the land the convention center and Fifth Avenue Landing sit on, is scheduled to discuss and vote on the hotel proposal next month. It remains unclear how the city and Fifth Avenue Landing would proceed if the initiative passes and the hotel proposal is approved by the port and the California Coastal Commission.City Council President Georgette Gomez voted against waiving the council’s rules in August to put the measure on the ballot but broke with most of her Democratic allies on the technically nonpartisan council to vote in favor of putting it before voters on the March 2020 state primary ballot.“Early on when I was elected unanimously to lead the council, I laid out a work plan and within that work plan, I spelled out some priorities,” Gomez said. “And those priorities, at the end of the day, it includes addressing poverty in our city. … Within that, that leads to having more resources to address those issues and really push policy that will get to creating a San Diego that we all want to be a part of.”Fellow Democratic City Councilwoman Jennifer Campbell also joined Gomez, Kersey and Republican City Council members Scott Sherman and Chris Cate to vote in favor of putting the initiative on the March ballot.Opponents of the vote, including the NAACP of San Diego County and the League of Women Voters of San Diego, argued that there is little urgency to do so, even if it is convenient for the city. They also argued the city is circumventing the democratic process and ignoring the will of the 66 percent of voters who approved Measure L.“This is an extremely important decision, and the voters said make the most important decisions when the most people vote,” said City Councilman Chris Ward. “If we go down this path, Measure L effectively ceases to function at all and I’m not comfortable with my vote today by taking us there.”Alliance San Diego framed the vote as Faulconer attempting to rectify his previous missteps by burying the initiative on a ballot that will likely see lower turnout.“Democracy works best when the most people participate,” said Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego.Ward and City Council members Barbara Bry, Monica Montgomery and Vivian Moreno — all Democrats — voted against circumventing Measure L.The initiative will need a two-thirds majority to pass. San Diego City Council votes in favor of putting measure to increase the hotel tax on March 2020 ballot Posted: April 15, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img KUSI Newsroom, April 15, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

VIDEO Boston Sports Writing Legend Bob Ryan Speaks At Wilmington Library

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Bob Ryan, retired columnist for the Boston Globe and author of Scribe: My Life in Sports, visited the Wilmington Memorial Library on Monday, August 6 to share his favorite memories of covering the Boston sports scene.Ryan began writing for the Globe in 1968 and his column still appears occasionally. Ryan was also well-known for being a regular panelist on ESPN’s Sunday morning roundtable, “The Sports Reporters.”Watch his talk, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/2/a/5/6/3/f/2a563f12-27f6-4b97-9722-b3b03cb9f5fa1533759220.195%2B38541919.238%40castus4-wilmington%2B15337637011533761387138926.vod.720p.180806%20Bob_Ryan.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Wilmington Library Holds Successful End Of Summer BashIn “Videos”VIDEO: Wilmington Residents Share Their Memories Of The Moon LandingIn “Videos”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”last_img read more

Wilmington Book Club Listings — August 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a listing of book club discussions happening in Wilmington this August:The Buzz Book ClubMonday, August 26, 2019, 1pmWilmington Senior CenterFeatured Book: The Red Coat by Dolly CarlsonMembers are asked to get their own book for this meeting.  No registration required.Well Read Wednesday Book GroupWednesday, August 28, 2019, 10amWilmington Memorial LibraryFeatured Book: Inheritance by Dani ShapiroThis is book group discusses contemporary books both fiction and non-fiction led by Library Director Tina Stewart. Please stop by the library to pick up a copy of the featured book.Register HERE.Have your own book club and looking for members? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Book Club Listings — July 2019In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash On August 15; Coffee With A Cop On August 21In “Community”last_img read more

Woody top draw at Seward aquarium dies at 22

first_imgWoody, the headline attraction at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, is dead. Center officials say the 22-year-old male sea lion was euthanized Monday due to age-related complications.Download AudioWoody, 22, was euthanized on Monday. Photo: Alaska SeaLife Center.Tara Riemer is the president of the Center. She says it’s a sad day.“We’ve had staff who have worked with Woody for 18 years. I’ve been at the Center for 12, and it really is like family. And, although we knew that he was aging, and the last few weeks we knew things were really was declining, it’s still hard. This is never an easy thing with a member of your family.”Riemer says Woody was old for a male Steller sea lion. In the wild, they live into their teens.Woody was one of the first residents of the Center, and it’s estimated more than 2 million visitors viewed him swimming in his aquarium.He was known for his size — 2,400 pounds at one point — and his personality. Like many other animals at the Center, provided valuable information about his species.“And Steller sea lions are a very important animal to study, because there was a rapid decline of the population in Alaska, and it really has been slow to recover. For many years, he was the only male at the Alaska Sea Life Center, and really taught us quite a bit about sea lion biology and even reproduction. He was involved in our maternal investment program, which required breeding of sea lions and then looking at the investment the mothers put into raising them and then after they were born.”Two off Woody’s offspring now live at the Center.Caretakers at the Center say Woody experienced rapid weight loss this fall, and two weeks ago he stopped eating.A necropsy is currently being conducted.Photo: Alaska SeaLife Center.last_img read more

Nahids PO ministry staffer Lakehead School owner sued

first_imgMotaleb Hossain, Nasir UddinA case has been filed against education minister Nurul Islam Nahid’s personal officer (PO) Motaleb Hossain, education ministry staffer Nasir Uddin and Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin on multiple charges, reports UNB.Rafiz Uddin Ahmed, sub-inspector of Banani police station, said sub-inspector Monirul Islam Mrida of Detective Branch of police’s south division filed the case against them on Monday night on multiple charges, including exchanging bribes.Earlier on Sunday night, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested missing Lakehead Grammar School owner Khaled Hasan Motin, Nahid’s PO Motaleb Hossain and the education ministry staffer Nasir Uddin from different areas of the city.Motaleb and Khaled Hasan went missing from the capital on Saturday while Nasir Uddin, an upper division clerk of education ministry, remained traceless since Thursday afternoon.On 6 November 2017, the government suspended the academic functions of Lakehead Grammar School at Dhanmondi branch and two other branches at Gulshan on charges of patronising religious extremism and militancy.According to the education ministry, the school was running without approval from the ministry.last_img read more

Residents of five London tower blocks evacuated

first_imgResidents evacuate from the Taplow Tower residential block on the Chalcots Estate in north London. Photo: AFPResidents of 800 London flats were hurriedly evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears over their tower blocks’ external cladding, after urgent testing prompted by the deadly Grenfell Tower inferno.The cladding on the five Chalcots Estate towers is similar to that used on Grenfell, widely blamed for the rapid spread of the massive blaze last week that is presumed to have killed 79 people.The dramatic decision follows urgent testing of the towers’ exteriors, which were installed by the same contractor as the Grenfell Tower. As a result, Chalcots residents were being sent to hotels across the city.Just hours earlier, police said that manslaughter charges could be brought over the Grenfell inferno, after finding that the fire started with a faulty fridge and the building’s cladding had failed safety tests.“Grenfell changes everything and I don’t believe we can take any risks,” said Georgia Gould, leader of the Camden Council local authority, told reporters, as residents left the five Chalcots Estate towers.“We could not be sure that people could be safe.“We had to do this. We have to act on fire service advice.”‘Scary time’“We know it’s a scary time but we will make sure that they stay safe,” said Gould.“The cost we can deal with later.”The council has been booking hotels across London and the works are expected to take up to four weeks.Michelle Urquhart, who has been living in the Chalcots Estate’s Bray tower, said the situation was “frightening”.“I don’t know where we are going to go.“One man in a suit said to me ‘you can’t stay here tonight’.“We have been living in these flats for the last 10 years with this cladding.”Chalcots resident Shirley Philips told Sky News television she had been given no notice before being told she must leave her home.“It’s absolutely disgusting,” asking why the decision had been left so late in the day.“Where do they think we’re all going?”In an update early Saturday, Camden Council said they had secured “hundreds of hotel beds for Chalcots’ residents. We’re encouraging all residents to stay with friends and family if they can, otherwise we’ll provide accommodation.”All ‘complete bodies’ removedIn an update on the Grenfell investigation, Fiona McCormack from the London police said: “We are looking at every criminal offence from manslaughter onwards.”Referring to the tiles and insulation on the outside of the building, she said: “All I can say at the moment is they don’t pass any safety tests.”McCormack said police were investigating companies involved in the building and refurbishment of the tower, and possible “health and safety and fire safety offences”.The cladding was installed on the 24-storey council-owned Grenfell Tower, which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed last year.It has prompted a wider review of social housing which has identified at least 600 towers in England with similar cladding.McCormack said all “complete bodies” had been removed from the burnt-out tower and there was “a terrible reality that we may not find or identify everyone who died due to the intense heat”.She said officers had been through all levels of the tower and would be installing an external elevator to facilitate completing the forensic search, which could take until the end of the year.Charity song hits top spotShe also repeated calls for any members of the public with information about people who may have been in the tower at the time of the blaze to contact the police.Police fear the toll may be higher because some residents may have been living in the tower illegally.Prime Minister Theresa May stressed on Thursday that all Grenfell victims, regardless of their immigration status, would be able to access whatever help they need.Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the evacuated Chalcots residents.“We will work with and support the emergency services and relevant authorities to safeguard the public,” she said.Six men and three women killed in the Grenfell inferno have been formally identified.They are Mohammad Alhajali, 23; Khadija Saye, 24; Abufars Ibrahim, 39; Khadija Khalloufi, 52; and Anthony Disson, 65, while the identities of three men and one woman have not been made public at the request of their families.Nine patients remain in hospital, of which three are in a critical condition.Meanwhile the government ordered immediate checks on the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer model blamed for the blaze.A charity single released to raise money for survivors of the fire reached the top spot in the British charts on Friday after selling more than 170,000 copies.The track is a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith.last_img read more

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EBRD chairman says bank ready to support reunification privatisations Update2

first_img(Updates with information about Chakrabarti’s contacts in the fourth paragraph)By Stelios OrphanidesThe chairman of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti said that the London-based lender is “closely monitoring” reunification talks and is ready to contribute with investment if talks succeed.“Should there be a successful conclusion to those talks, we will of course be ready to add significant investments to make that reunification a real economic success as well,” said Chakrabarti, who was addressing an audience at an event on Thursday in Nicosia during the bank’s annual general meeting.“I am going to be meeting today my colleagues from other multinational development institutions to compare notes and agree on a coordinated approach to reunification investments. Together with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) work we can make a huge difference to the Cypriot economy”.Later, the EBRD president chaired a meeting with representatives of the European Commission the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank and the United Nations and the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot chief negotiators.The latter “briefed the participants on their talks so far,” the EBRD said in a statement. “During the private discussions, the international organisations shared assessments of the island’s economic needs and exchanged views on preliminary plans for assisting the private and public sectors in Cyprus. They agreed that in the event of unification they will seek to coordinate support for the economy of the unified island and their plans for financial assistance and investment”.In his morning speech,Chakrabarti said that EBRD is also ready to provide support in the privatisation of large state enterprises and reforming the island’s energy sector with advice and financing.The commercialisation of Limassol Port was one of the greatest “success stories of the government’s reform programme,” he said and added that EBRD is ready to assist in the privatisation of state-owned telecom Cyta and the “reform and potential privatisation” of state-owned Electricity Authority of Cyprus.One of the “key reasons” for the bank’s presence in Cyprus was to support privatisations where the bank has a “wealth of experience and expertise,” he added.“Support for the energy sector is an area where we think EBRD assistance can be effectively utilised,” he said. “We are ready to assist with the reform of the Electricity Authority (of Cyprus), finance further sustainable energy investments, renewable power generation, energy efficiency investments and help Cyprus increase its energy security by financing the natural gas reserves in its offshore waters,” he continued.Finance minister Harris Georgiades has said in recent months that the government is working on the preparation of a new proposal to partially privatise Cyta, after political opposition a year ago forced it to withdraw a draft bill it submitted to parliament. In 2015, the government ditched its plan to privatise the power producer following strong union resistance. The privatisation of the two corporations and Limassol port were part of Cyprus’s bailout programme aiming at generating €1.4bn to reduce government debt, currently at 107.8 per cent of the economy.Chakrabarti said that EBRD, which has already invested €225m in Cyprus as part of a €700m pledge, has agreed to finance five photovoltaic parks that will increase installed capacity by 20 per cent.The EBRD chairman said that 60 Cypriot small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) have benefited from credit from the bank. Minutes earlier, he signed with Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis an agreement to support SMEs with €2.2m over a three-year period to help them improve their competitiveness, knowhow via specialised advisory and training support.Chakrabarti added that the bank, which acquired a 5 per cent stake in Bank of Cyprus in 2014 and a 5.4 per cent stake in Hellenic Bank, is also advising the banking sector on governance and knowhow to reduce the non-performing loan stock. “With these two investments, we basically helped close the banking sector recapitalisation chapter and we are focused now on helping local banks to re-establish their links to the international financial sector” he said. “The Bank of Cyprus since made a huge amount of progress”.The EBRD has signed agreements with five banks in Cyprus as part of its trade financing programme, which made €100m available for local businesses to import and export goods and services, Chakrabarti said. “Indeed, our trade finance programme was so successful here in Cyprus that the country quickly became the EBRD’s third most active trade finance country of operation”.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. 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