Kathleen Martens APTN NewsThe National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has submitted its request for more time and money but already one group is saying it’s a bad idea.“We certainly don’t want a two-year extension,” said Rebecca Kudloo, president of Pauktuutit, Inuit Women of Canada.The inquiry said in a news release Tuesday it asked Carolyn Bennett, the federal minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, for two more years to hear from witnesses across Canada. It did not attach a dollar figure.But in a separate letter to the minister, a copy of which was obtained by APTN News, the inquiry seeks another $50 million.Kudloo says her 14-member board decided last week it does not want to wait until after 2020 for recommendations that could save lives.“We feel that action is needed right away,” she said in a telephone interview from her home in Baker Lake, NU. “We’ve been looking at family violence for 30 years.”The inquiry was given two years and $54-million by the Trudeau government. Kudloo says her board likes the original timeline.“They should finish the inquiry in December 2018 and then (take) six months to complete their report and recommendations,” she says.But Chief Commissioner Marion Buller says the extra time would be “critically important” to the final report.Not only would they hear from more witnesses, she said in a news release, but they could get into the issues more deeply.“With an extension, the national inquiry plans to commission original research to fill gaps on pressing topics, including on the criminal justice system and systems of colonial violence,” said Buller.Bennett said in a statement she will discuss the request for extension with “families, Indigenous partners, provincial and territorial counterparts and my Cabinet colleagues.”email@example.com read more
Lucy ScholeyTamara PimentelAPTN NewsA winding bumpy dirt road leads to Janice Antoine’s sprawling farmland on the Coldwater Indian Band reserve where several two-feet-tall red cement poles poke out of the ground.They’re remnants of repairs to an oil leak on the Trans Mountain pipeline running underneath the property.It has been almost four years since Antoine and her husband, Percy Joe, learned of the “anomaly” – Kinder Morgan’s term for the leak – and they are still waiting for the Texas oil giant to properly clean up the site.They say the remediation work has harmed their hay harvest, cost them revenue and left them wondering how much the oil spill has damaged their property.“Four of those precious years and the use of this field is gone,” says Antoine. “I’m never going to get that back.”Janice Antoine and Percy Joe stand on their farmland in Coldwater, B.C. on April 23, 2018. The red markers (background left) indicate where the Trans Mountain pipeline sprung a leak in 2014. Lucy Scholey/APTNAs the federal government, Alberta and B.C. wage high-level political wars over the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, this couple from the 350-member reserve near Merritt, B.C. has been quietly fighting its own battle with Kinder Morgan.In August 2014, workers started digging into the site to fix the oil leak and test the area for contamination.“As it turns out, it was more extensive than they originally thought,” says Antoine.They dug a wide, open pit that raised safety concerns for the workers leasing the land and harvesting hay on the couple’s behalf.The Trans Mountain pipeline that runs through Coldwater Indian Band reserve after it sprung a leak in 2014. Contributed/Percy JoeSince Kinder Morgan completed its work and covered over the pipeline, the couple says their land has not been the same. Noxious weeds interfere with the grain, decreasing the quality of their hay, and the once-smooth field has been replaced by rocks.“There’s going to be considerable work before we get back to having a full yield again,” says Antoine.The couple says the pipeline is not buried as deep and heat rises to the surface. A photo provided to APTN shows the property covered in snow – except for a winding bare path along the pipeline.The couple has asked for an environmental assessment to determine whether the giant pit impacted on surrounding wildlife, as it flooded with murky water.A photo of Janice Antoine and Percy Joe’s farmland in the winter. The bare pathway shows where the Trans Mountain pipeline runs underground, the heat rising and melting the snow. Contributed/Percy Joe“We’ve not really had any answers to the full impact on our water,” says Antoine.According to a letter from Kinder Morgan dated Nov. 4, 2017, the company proposed $55,131 to cover the couple’s lost revenue over the years, including crop loss, land rental and Antoine and Joe’s time negotiating the issues.The couple has not signed the agreement. Antoine said she wants Kinder Morgan to do more work, like fixing the weed issues and returning “quality soil” to the site.In an emailed statement to APTN, Kinder Morgan said the Coldwater band won’t allow the company to complete remediation work on the site.“The incident being referenced is a small, contained historic contamination site on Reserve that was found in 2014 during routine maintenance work,” the statement reads. “We proceeded with remediation plans, as required by the National Energy Board (NEB) but the plans have been delayed due to an inability to receive consent by Coldwater for entry to the site to remediate.”Kinder Morgan has told the couple it will only complete further remediation work if Antoine signs a private deal that will give the company a right-of-way to her land.In that same Nov. 4 letter, the company says it will “mitigate and amend the soils along the pipeline trench to restore the crop capability similar to that on the surrounding field” if the couple signs the deal.Antoine says she can’t afford a lawyer, but the company has offered to pay for her arbitration fees.“They sent me a cheque which is still unopened,” she says. “At my age, I can’t afford – and I said that to Kinder Morgan – I can’t afford the high price of lawyers and I feel that perhaps that’s part of the leverage they use. They know most ordinary people can’t afford the legal fees that they enjoy.”Kinder Morgan’s additional work on the land is also “conditional on receiving consent and permission” from the Coldwater Band leadership.Coldwater has not signed a mutual benefit agreement with Kinder Morgan on the pipeline expansion. The band is among several First Nation communities, and the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, that have filed a judicial review on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan stands by the Kwinshattin Creek, which runs over top the community’s aquifer. He fears the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will endanger the First Nation’s main source of drinking waterChief Lee Spahan says the issue is “not if there’s gonna be a leak, it’s when there’s gonna be a leak.”“Our pumphouse is just metres away from the pipeline, which is a huge concern for the Coldwater band membership,” he says while standing by the Kwinshattin Creek that gurgles above the reserve’s aquifer.The existing pipeline runs through the reserve adjacent to the aquifer, as marked by the white-and-yellow Kinder Morgan signs. The proposed new line would run on the outskirts of the eastern side of the reserve above the aquifer.The chief would prefer Kinder Morgan reroute the line through the west side of the community, but is ultimately against the project if it risks endangering the aquifer.“The huge concern is the drinking water and we want to make sure that nothing, absolutely nothing impacts it because the source of the water feeds over 90 per cent of the community.”Janice Antoine stands on her farmland in Coldwater, B.C. on April 23, 2018. The red markers indicate where the Trans Mountain pipeline sprung a leak in 2014. Lucy Scholey/APTNKinder Morgan has created a catch-22 for the couple – sign our deal or we won’t fix your farmland.But Antoine says she’s not willing to defy her band’s stance on the pipeline and sign off on Kinder Morgan’s deal – even if it means remediating her property.“I feel that I’m caught between a rock and a hard place,” she says. “I certainly don’t want to leave this as a legacy to my children and have them feel stuck and just be left with something that they can’t fully enjoy the way they were accustomed to enjoy it.”Antoine has lived on that property for more than 30 years. She has memories of her children riding their horses and hiking through the area, picking wild mushrooms and berries with their grandmother.“There’s a wonderful natural soil up on top on the knoll for generations that used to be a very productive garden,” she says. “My daughter actually wanted to build a small cabin there and do some gardening and have that as a place to do it, but with the mess that’s here and the issue over water and soil contamination, I don’t know if she’ll see it in her lifetime.“I certainly hope she has that option.”firstname.lastname@example.org@LucyScholey– with files from Kenneth Jackson read more
SAMJIYON, North Korea – Thousands of North Korean “soldier-builders” in olive green uniforms and bright red hardhats are doing everything from digging ditches to putting up walls on multistory apartment blocks and government buildings in this northern city near the Chinese border.Samjiyon is one of the main focuses of a massive nationwide construction campaign ahead of North Korea’s 70th anniversary in what leader Kim Jong Un has described as a symbolic battle against anyone who would oppose his country.The Sept. 9 anniversary is shaping up to be the biggest event since Kim assumed power in late 2011. Along with huge rallies in Pyongyang on the day itself and the revival of North Korea’s trademark mass gamesat the stadium, Kim has deployed soldiers and ordinary citizens alike to erect buildings, improve roads and work on other infrastructure on a scale unseen in recent years.The construction spree is intended to improve living conditions in keeping with one of Kim’s first promises to the nation, that he would bolster the economy so they would no longer need to “tighten their belts.” But it is also a demonstration of the power of his regime in the face of U.S.-backed international sanctions intended to squeeze his economy and force him to abandon his nuclear weapons.Kim made that political message clear during a visit to Samjiyon with his wife last week, when he was quoted by state media as saying “the hostile forces’ persistent sanctions and obstructive moves” have come as a serious setback, but added the North Korean people have risen to the challenge and are “making a history of legendary miracles despite the most difficult conditions.”Kim said that by “showily” building up Samjiyon, the nation is in effect fighting a symbolic battle against those who would try to stifle its “socialist civilization.”Samjiyon lies at the foot of Mount Paektu, which is closely linked to the Kim family and is considered the spiritual centre of the North Korean revolution.Steamrollers and other heavy equipment are rare, so roadwork is particularly labour-intensive. Work crews spreading out nearly 20 kilometres (10 miles) from the city limits fill potholes with shovelfuls of dirt and flatten surfaces with wooden tools.The work has transformed Samjiyon from a relatively sleepy provincial centre surrounded by potato farms into a buzzing hub of activity the likes of which would be hard to find anywhere else. The government says it is to be the model for future development projects nationwide. The Associated Press was allowed to view the city on the same day Kim visited, but was not allowed to shoot photos.One important aspect of the building boom is that much of the work is being done outside of Pyongyang. Under three generations of Kim leadership, the capital has gotten the bulk of funding and is far more developed than the rest of the country, creating a glaring — and potentially destabilizing — gap between the capital and the provinces.Along with Samjiyon, major construction projects are underway in several other cities — including 20-story high-rise apartments in the eastern port city of Chongjin and extensive infrastructure and tourism-related facilities in Wonsan, another port on the country’s eastern coast. Under Kim, Wonsan has gotten a new airport that officials hope will attract international visitors in the near future. More than a dozen resort hotels are being built near its coastline.The construction campaign is all the more ambitious considering it comes at a sensitive time for Kim, who has held a series of summits over the past several months with China, South Korea and the United States in an attempt to undermine support for sanctions and establish his position on the global stage as the head of a nuclear power.His diplomatic gambit appears to be working in many ways.Chinese businesspeople and tourists are once again flowing over the borders — several large tourist groups were in Samjiyon last week — and South Korean officials are seriously considering ways to help the North improve its roads and railways. But doubts are growing over whether Kim has any real intention to meet Washington’s main demand and unilaterally abandon the nuclear weapons he worked so hard to develop over the past five years.That rift with Washington could significantly complicate Kim’s rapprochement with his neighbours and stifle his efforts to woo the trade and investment he needs to fund his development projects. A crucial indicator of where Kim stands will come soon after the Sept. 9 anniversary when he is scheduled to hold another summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, this time in Pyongyang.Moon, who has been playing a middleman role between Pyongyang and Washington, is under a great deal of pressure to broker progress toward denuclearization. Without tangible progress, he will be hard-pressed to justify going against Washington’s “maximum pressure” policy and easing sanctions any further.In any event, it appears Kim is ready to forge ahead. Though many improvements will be completed by Sept. 9, it is clear from the construction in Samjiyon that his plans go much further into the future than that. Dozens of buildings are still in the skeletal stages and will likely require several more months to finish.In the meantime, scenes of Kim giving his on-the-spot guidance to senior officials feverishly taking down his every word in their notebooks has dominated the TV news in the North each day since his visit to Samjiyon.Denuclearization, however, is rarely mentioned in news broadcasts.___Talmadge is the AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @EricTalmadge read more
New Delhi: Natural gas prices will rise by 10 per cent to their highest level in three years from April 1, a move that will result in rise in CNG and piped cooking gas rates as well as cost of urea production. The price of domestically produced natural gas will rise to $3.69 million British thermal unit (mmBtu) for the April-September period as opposed to $3.36 in the previous six months, sources said. The price of gas produced from difficult fields will rise to $9.32 per mmBtu for six months beginning April 1 from current $7.67. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalA formal notification is likely to be issued shortly. An industry source said since general elections have been announced, the government is weighing if an approval of the Election Commission is needed even though the price revision is a six monthly event and would have gone ahead irrespective of polls or no polls. This will be the fourth straight increase in gas prices. Prices will be at their highest level since the October 2015-March 2016 period when the rates of domestically produced natural gas were at $3.82 mmBtu. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostNatural gas prices are set every six months – on April 1 and October 1 every year – based on average rates in gas-surplus nations such as the US, Russia and Canada. The rate is calculated by taking a weighted average price at Henry Hub of the US, National Balancing Point of the UK, rates in Alberta (Canada) and Russia with a lag of one quarter. So, for the April 1-September 30 period, the average rates prevailing during January 1, 2018, to December 1, 2018, has been taken. The increase in price will boost earnings of producers like Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Reliance Industries but will also lead to a rise in price of CNG, which uses natural gas as input. It would also lead to higher cost of natural gas piped to households (PNG) for cooking purposes as well as of feedstock cost for manufacturing of fertilisers and petrochemicals. Every dollar increase in gas price results in Rs 4,000 crore additional revenue for ONGC on an annual basis, sources said adding that the PSU is the country’s biggest gas producer, accounting for two-thirds of the over 70 million standard cubic metres per day current output. India imports half of its gas which costs more than double the domestic rate. Natural gas prices were last increased on October 1, 2018, by 10 per cent when rates moved up to $3.36 per mmBtu from $3.06. The increase will translate into a higher cap price based on alternative fuels for undeveloped gas finds in difficult areas like deep sea, which are unviable to develop as per the existing pricing formula. The price for such fields from April 1 would be $9.32 per mmBtu for six month beginning April 1 as compared to $7.67 currently, sources said. All of its gas, as well as that of Oil India and private sector RIL’s KG-D6 block, are sold at the formula approved in October 2014. This formula, however, does not cover gas from fields like Panna/Mukta and Tapti in western offshore and Ravva in the Bay of Bengal. read more
It was four years ago that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government-to-government deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets in Paris. Four years have reaped India an addition of 36 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft – yet to be inducted – and hefty criticism directed towards the government over the same in occasional waves. While the opposition parties ranted over the current dispensation’s alleged corruption in the Rafale deal with France, the incumbent had come clear in the eye of nation’s top court. Given a clean chit by the Supreme Court, there has not been any proven corruption case for the Modi government and that is very much appreciated, considering what the country was treated to during UPA-II. Coming clean in the Rafale controversy augurs well for NDA. It bolsters their chances for a second term. But it could mar it as well should there be any substantial developments proving corruption in the matter. With the apex court announcing the “leaked” documents admissible in the review petition hearing, the court will now proceed to examine what exactly do the papers point out and whether it, in any way, cites the extra detail that was not presented earlier to it. Another wave of criticism hit the government, and this time despite the efforts of the government counsel to establish a case of privilege over the issue, the scrutiny will continue. What is absolutely crucial to the controversy now in all the four years since Modi’s announcement back in 2015 is the period of elections. Lok Sabha elections are ongoing, and Rafale is a potential game-changer. Even a comment in the newspapers regarding Rafale catches the eye instantly since there is an indefinite curiosity surrounding the whole issue. Anything related to Rafale is worth noting, and especially right now when the time to reconsider Modi for a second term is on the cards. Recent disclosure regarding Anil Ambani’s France-based company, Reliance Atlantic Flag France, has raised eyebrows but also turn out to be a mere fallacy. French daily, Le Monde, on Saturday reported that the French government waived a €143.7 million tax liability for Anil Ambani’s Reliance Atlantic Flag France barely six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government-to-government deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets in Paris in 2015. Anil Ambani’s involvement in the Rafale deal has been a dubious feature in the matter anyway with his company chosen as the offset partner instead of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). But what the French outlet has reported makes the matter all the more unsettled. There has to be some sort of explanation for why the French government waived €143.7 million tax liability and accepted just €7.3 million as settlement in 2015 from Ambani’s company for the period 2008-14, especially after rescinding Ambani’s €7.6 million offer in 2013. It does not add up. Though all the parties concerned – Defence Ministry, Ambani’s Reliance group, and the French Embassy in New Delhi – issued statements on Saturday itself denying links between the tax waiver and the Rafale deal. Then President Francis Hollande’s revelations had stirred the Rafale discussions when he asserted how giving offset contracts to Ambani was part of a “new formula” for buying 36 Rafale aircraft which was put forth after the government under PM Modi assumed office in May 2014. Even if we keep aside what the opposition parties say because those can be to capitalise on the criticism directed towards NDA, additional information from sources that do not yield anything from the issue is a prevalent matter of concern. Le Monde’s report, ex-president Hollande’s remarks, and leaked defence ministry papers published by The Hindu make a dodgy picture which, if true, is a devastating incidence of corruption per se. It is the defence sector that is allegedly exploited and, with the narrative built by the Modi government over national security, it may bring down the entire ship which has set sail to another term. Also Read – A compounding difficultyOn the flip side of the coin, as mentioned before, Rafale is a sensitive topic which has the potential to raise eyebrows in discussions where it features and hence, it may also be true that other entities are merely trying to stir up debates in the country during a precarious time – national elections. But that would hold importance if only one source is unveiling vivid details that the public is unaware of. With different sources providing inputs that raise questions, a third-party interest into a government-to-government deal with the objective to create havoc and cause a ruckus is unlikely. As much as media and press might cherish pursuing a substantial matter that makes them sell news or raise TRPs, Rafale is not the ideal bait. And, above all this stands the veracity of this information which the concerned parties blatantly deny. Le Monde’s report definitely surged discourses amongst political parties and voters but it is the latter’s opinion which matters the most as of now. read more
by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2015 12:53 am MDT Last Updated May 25, 2015 at 3:50 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this April 27, 2015 photo, a barista brews coffee at a Blue Bottle Coffee shop in Tokyo. Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) TOKYO – Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.The company, which began in Oakland, California in 2002, hopes its early popularity is more than a passing fad. Japan’s consumer culture is littered with manias for Western food imports: pancakes, popcorn, doughnuts, even Taco Bell.Success in Japan is important for Blue Bottle, which operates 17 cafes in the San Francisco Bay area, New York and Los Angeles. Japan is its first foray outside of the U.S. Blue Bottle raised nearly $26 million last year to invest in expansion, including financing from Silicon Valley executives, setting the stage for a test of whether an artsy gourmet coffee chain can go big.Founder James Freeman, a musician, was inspired by Japan’s old-style “kissaten” coffee-shops: tiny dimly-lit establishments, with good music and a barista behind a wooden counter. Think places for quiet serious thinking and real drip coffee, not sweet, frivolous drinks.“We care about every part of the coffee. We call it from seed to cup,” said Saki Igawa, the business operations manager for Blue Bottle in Japan.Attention to detail that dovetails with aspects of Japanese culture accounts for part of the coffee chain’s early popularity. The spread of Starbucks internationally, which has created a cookie-cutter coffee culture that some people want to trade up from, is another factor. Blue Bottle is also benefiting from the image problems in Japan of fast food chains and highly processed foods.“It’s a new era in eating out,” said food industry consultant Jotaro Fujii who contends that Blue Bottle’s arrival and the decline of McDonald’s in Japan is part of a bigger trend of consumer interest in the safety and quality of the entire food supply chain.McDonald’s is suffering declining popularity in Japan, a problem exacerbated after plastic pieces, and even a tooth, was found in its food last year, setting off an outrage among consumers.Upscale burger chain Shake Shack, which started as a hot dog stand in New York, is expected to arrive in Japan soon, said Fujii.Such chains, including Blue Bottle, are likely to aim for 50 or at most 100 outlets in Japan, not the thousands that fast-food eateries, such as McDonald’s, has achieved here, he said.Instead, they will focus on fortifying a brand image, which can lead to other kinds of lucrative businesses.Although the prevalent image of Japan might be tea, it has long had plenty of affection for coffee.Starbucks has been a hit since arriving in 1995. It now has more than 1,000 shops in Japan. Not a single prefecture (state) is without a Starbucks with one opening in holdout Tottori Prefecture this month — not surprisingly, welcomed with long lines.Even convenience stores are serving freshly brewed coffee. Japan also invented “manga-kissa,” or a cafe-cum-library, where you can curl up with a comic book and sip on coffee for hours.Such newcomers have hammered the once omnipresent kissaten. Their numbers have dropped by half from the 1980s, or to 77,000 in 2009, according to a Japanese government study.But Blue Bottle’s popularity is part of a rediscovery of cafes serving carefully prepared, quality coffee, a trend already long evident in the U.S.Blue Bottle’s first Japan shop, which has a roaster, is in Kiyosumi, an older part of Tokyo, chosen because it reminded Freeman, the founder, of Oakland. It opened in February. The second shop, in a backstreet of Tokyo’s fashionable Omotesando, opened in March.A third, likely opening later this year in Tokyo’s Daikanyama shopping area, will feature a menu that reflects Blue Bottle’s recent acquisition of San Francisco-based Tartine Bakery, which serves croissants, sandwiches and pastries.Blends such as “Giant Steps,” combining African and Indonesian-grown beans for a chocolate taste, sell for 450 yen ($3.75) a cup. A latte costs 520 yen ($4.30).On a recent day, the Blue Bottle shop in Kiyosumi, Tokyo, was filled with sunlight pouring through huge windows, the hum of a giant roaster, the fragrant aroma of fresh coffee and a crowd of people.Takuya Nakagawa, a 39-year-old hairdresser, who came all the way from rural Toyama Prefecture (state), was impressed with the coffee’s taste and the store’s stylish stark decor. He bought granola and coffee beans as souvenir gifts.“I just love the taste,” he said. “This kind of place doesn’t exist in Toyama.”True to its inspiration, Blue Bottle is learning from Japan, said Andrew Smith, 29, of San Francisco, a barista and one of three Americans who came to work for the chain in Japan.“People here have different ways of conceptualizing about coffee so they taste things differently,” Smith said.“They are looking for different kinds of things in coffee. And that is a fun way to learn how everyone in the world perceives coffee differently.”___Follow Yuri Kageyama: http://twitter.com/yurikageyama Blue Bottle brews queues in Japan in test of whether artsy US coffee chain can go big overseas read more
Trump files $500 million lawsuit as beauty pageant woes mount over remarks on immigrants NEW YORK, N.Y. – As fallout built over Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit.The suit against Univision for dropping the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants claims breach of contract, defamation and First Amendment violations, and contends Univision turned on him because it supports Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.In a statement, Univision called Trump’s lawsuit “factually false and legally ridiculous.” It said it will “continue to fight against Mr. Trump’s ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made.”Univision, which moved last week to opt out of Trump’s pageants because of the celebrity businessman’s remarks earlier this month, is now far from alone.On Tuesday, a TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said it was scrapping a project in development with him, and Mexico announced it won’t be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest, which Slim partly owns.Ora TV became the latest company to cut ties with Trump over his presidential campaign kickoff speech in which he declared that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the U.S. and are rapists.The company did not give any details about the project it had been developing with Trump. Slim holds a majority interest in Ora TV, which produces shows including “Larry King Now” and “Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura.”And a day after Televisa, the Mexican TV network that airs Miss Universe, said there would be no telecast for the next contest, Miss Mexico pageant director Lupita Jones said Mexico would boycott Miss Universe.Jones said Trump damaged the pageant and its tradition of convening countries for an event that showcases “friendship, unity and breaking down cultural barriers.”NBC previously announced it would not air the Miss USA or Miss Universe pageants.In a TV interview, Trump said contestants are suffering because of the backlash.“We have 50 of the most lovely women you’ve ever seen right now in Louisiana, and they have been abandoned by NBC and abandoned by Univision,” Trump said on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” adding, “They have been crushed.”Trump refused to back down from his campaign remarks, calling them “totally accurate.”The Miss USA pageant, set to take place July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, also lost both its co-hosts Tuesday, with “Dancing with the Stars” Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts bowing out. The Miss USA pageant had no specifics on who might host in their place but said the proceedings would be live-streamed on its website.Last week, the hosts of the Univision simulcast, RoselynSanchezandCristian de la Fuente, said they wouldn’t take part in the Spanish-language telecast.Aftershocks spread into another lucrative part of Trump’s empire, as the Ricky Martin Foundation announced it would withdraw a golf tournament from a Trump-owned property.The tournament, which draws professional players and big sponsors, raises money for child advocacy and scholarships for Latino students. It was to be held Aug. 21 at the Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. It has been moved to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort.The PGA Tour, which runs a World Golf Championship at Trump Doral near Miami, and the PGA of America, declined to comment on whether Trump’s remarks would impact their relationships with him.___Associated Press writers Mae Anderson, Katherine Corcoran, Doug Ferguson and Lynn Elber contributed to this report. by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Jun 30, 2015 11:19 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 1, 2015 at 12:52 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
PassMyMOT.co.uk launched5,545 UK car dealers unite to reduce MOT failure rate.Simple checks could cut up to 1.5 million failures each year.Two minute check could save motorists time and money.A nationwide campaign to help motorists reduce MOT failures is launched today (Tuesday 2 April), backed by 5,545 manufacturer main dealers across the UK.Research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) indicates that around 1.5 million MOT failures each year could be avoided if motorists notify the dealer of simple problems with the vehicle before the annual roadworthiness test is carried out. In the biggest campaign of its type, 5,545 manufacturer main dealers across the UK will be giving guidance to motorists on the simple pre-MOT visual checks they can carry out on their own car.Taking just a ‘Minute Or Two’, the 10-step checklist takes vehicle owners through a series of quick-and-easy checks – from headlights and tyres to windscreen wipers and fluid levels. By forewarning the dealership of any required work in advance of the MOT, motorists can then give their vehicle the best chance of passing the test first time around. The full ‘Minute Or Two’ checklist can be viewed at www.passmymot.co.uk, where visitors can also use a Garage Finder tool to locate their nearest dealer.Every carmaker in the UK is participating in the campaign – from Ford to Ferrari, Porsche to Peugeot – and technicians at manufacturer main dealerships will be ready and able to assist customers who might be unsure about carrying out the checks themselves.“The message that we are keen to get across to motorists is that an MOT fail could very easily be avoided if a simple visual check is carried out beforehand,” explains Mike Baunton, SMMT Interim Chief Executive. “Technicians at manufacturer main dealerships across the UK are ready and willing to help vehicle owners carry out the visual inspection before the test, and to rectify any issues before conducting a MOT.“With the introduction of a number of new additions to the annual MOT test just last month, it is even more important for vehicle owners to understand the advantage that a few simple checks could make to the outcome of their test. Indeed we would encourage the simple checks to be conducted regularly between MOT tests to ensure the vehicle is safe.”Sue Robinson, National Franchised Dealer Association Director, added, “The ‘Minute Or Two’ checks are easy and simple to perform and will save motorists time and aggravation when taking their vehicle for its annual MOT test. If consumers have any concerns about the state of their vehicle in the run-up to its MOT, they can call a manufacturer main dealer, whose fully trained technicians will be able to provide advice on carrying out the checks for all makes and models.”The ‘Minute Or Two’ checklist1. Headlights and indicatorsCheck that all of your car’s lights function properly – headlights, sidelights, rear lights, hazard lights and indicators.2. Brake lightsPress the brake pedal and ask a friend to check that the rear brake lights come on – including any supplementary brake strip light. Alternatively, carefully reverse up to a reflective surface (window, wall or garage door) and look behind to see for yourself.3. Number plateMake sure that the number plate is clean and legible – even a quick wipe with a cloth can make a difference. The font and spacing of letters must also comply with legal requirements to be passed by the MOT station.4. Wheels and tyresCheck that wheels and tyres are undamaged. The minimum legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm and any tyres with less than this will be marked as an MOT ‘fail’ (though it’s recommended that tyres are changed when tread reaches 3mm). If you’re in doubt about how much tread is left on a tyre, your local manufacturer main dealer can check for you. The dealer can also advise on the type of tyre that is right for your car if a replacement is required.5. Seats and seatbeltsThe driver’s seat should adjust forwards and backwards and all seatbelts should be in good, working order. Test movement of the seat and inspect the seatbelt’s full length for damage. Tug sharply on all seatbelts to check that they react as they’re supposed to if you have to brake severely.6. WindscreenCheck the view out of the front of the car for damage – any damage larger than 40mm will cause a ‘fail’, as will any damage wider than 10mm in the ‘swept’ area of the windscreen in front of the driver. 7. Windscreen wipersMake sure your wipers are able to keep your windscreen clean – any tears or holes in the wiper rubber can be an MOT fail.8. ScreenwashTop up the washer bottle before taking the car in for a test – something as simple as an empty container can cause an MOT fail.9. HornGive a short blast of the horn – if it doesn’t work, your dealer will need to repair or replace it.10. Fuel and engine oilMake sure your car is filled with enough fuel and engine oil – you can be turned away from the MOT without suitable levels of either, both of which are required by the dealership when running the car to test its emissions levels. If you are unsure about the type of oil that should be used, ask your manufacturer main dealer.Note: When checking fluid levels and handling parts that could be become hot to the touch (eg bulbs), it is safest to ensure that the vehicle has had an opportunity to cool down fully.Watch for your guide to the Minute Or Two checkClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more
Urban Meyer and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff were confident in their team, even though fans were clamoring following an unconvincing 24-20 win over Northwestern. Although the team had the backing of the play-callers, there was an overall mystery to how the team would perform.In short, the Buckeyes did not disappoint.“I didn’t see that one coming,” Meyer said.There should be few questions surrounding the offense of No. 6 OSU following the team’s 62-3 thumping of No. 10 Nebraska. The defense was equally impressive, setting a single-season record for defensive touchdowns during the game. Although the Buckeyes finally showed life as a dominating team for the first time in weeks, the game was far from all roses.Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. suffered a scary injury during the second quarter of Saturday’s game. After being chased to the sideline by redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker, Armstrong took an awkward fall and struck his head sharply on the ground. A cart was taken out for the Nebraska quarterback while he was strapped to a backboard, but the team released a statement later saying the move was precautionary.Ohio Stadium chanted his name as he was carted off. Later in the game, Armstrong returned in street clothes to his team’s sideline, with “Tommy” chants filling the stadium.In the first half, the Buckeyes moved the ball with ease as redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett picked up two touchdowns. The second of his scores, which he tossed to junior H-back Curtis Samuel, was on an Urban Meyer classic: the “jump pass,” a maneuver made famous by former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.A healthy dose of both redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and Samuel quickly wore down the Cornhuskers “Blackshirts,” the nickname for Nebraska’s defensive unit. Weber rumbled for 44 yard on eight carries, while Samuel sprinted ahead for 41 yards on five carries.“We had a rough game a couple weeks ago,” junior tackle Jamarco Jones said. “That’s not who we are. We just got back to the basics in practice. Coach Stud (offensive line coach Greg Studrawa) got on us, we fixed some things and we were able to execute pretty well tonight.”The defense for OSU was solid as can be in the opening frame, as well as throughout the game. The Buckeyes allowed just 123 first-half yards, while also keeping Nebraska from the end zone. It was the same story in the second, as the lack of Armstrong at quarterback stalled any chance of starting a run. Senior Ryker Fyfe went just 5-for-18 with 52 yards in his time at quarterback. During halftime, the OSU band honored Sam Foltz, a punter for Nebraska who lost his life in a tragic car accident earlier this year. The band formed a number 27 in the middle of the field with the initials “SF” above it. Block “O” also did its own honor for the late punter, as the students held up colored cards that formed an image of a punter with the number 27 on his jersey.In the second half, it became apparent OSU was not done with the romp just yet. On the very first play from scrimmage, Barrett threw a strike to Samuel for 75 yards and a Buckeye touchdown. An offense that looked scared of testing opponents’ cornerbacks and safeties had no problems with hoisting the deep ball throughout the night.“I know he misfired on a couple, too, but J.T. played fantastic and he was very sharp,” Meyer said. “(He spread the ball, (and) spread the entire — we finally hit some downtown shots, too. To Curtis, and Curtis was outstanding.”Samuel was a sparkplug for OSU all night, providing most of the team’s offense with 178 total yards and two receiving touchdowns. After fading away against Penn State and being given the ball just 10 times, the junior has become the centerpiece for the Buckeyes with 27 touches in the last two games.The defense for OSU was just as good in the second frame as it was in the first, giving Fyfe almost no time to find receivers and smothering senior running back Terrell Newby. The chunk plays that seemed to plague the team against the Nittany Lions and Northwestern last week were nowhere to be seen.The secondary for OSU played especially well, limiting the combination of Armstrong and Fyfe to just 126 passing yards, and kept the entire Nebraska offensive roster out of the end zone for all 60 minutes. Long passes, which had been a bit of a thorn in the side of the defense in the last few weeks, were easily covered by the secondary.Junior cornerback Damon Webb and redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker picked up interceptions returned for touchdowns. The first one by Webb set a single-season defensive touchdowns record for the Buckeyes, which now stands at six with three games in the regular season left.“A defensive score gives momentum to the offense and that’s what we try to do every time,” redshirt cornerback Marshon Lattimore said.With only a handful of games left and a loss on Saturday by No. 4 Texas A&M, the convincing win by the Buckeyes could very well thrust the team into the College Football Playoff discussion with such a dominating and complete performance.OSU will be traveling to Maryland to face the Terrapins next Saturday. Kickoff will be at either noon or 3:30 p.m. OSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber pushes a defender away during the Buckeyes game against Nebraska. OSU won 62-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor read more
”I have borrowed money from friends and am left in debt and have been hounded by utility companies and debt collection agencies. All my life, until my involvement with Mark Acklom, my finances were well organised.”She went on: “‘Now my life is restricted to little more than survival.'”I have suffered the total loss of all my security and independence.”I have suffered sexual and emotional violation that has resulted in a loss of pride and self-worth. Initially, when I discovered the truth, I felt bereaved. It was as though the man I fell in love with had died.”What I had to get my head around was the fact that the man I fell in love with never actually existed; he was the fictitious creation of Mark Acklom. I have felt deeply betrayed and have suffered a loss of identity. Carolyn Woods was duped out of hundreds of thousands of poundsCredit:SWNS But the judge told him: “I do not accept, for one moment, the suggestion that you were a sort of Walter Mitty character.”After his guilty pleas to five counts of fraud, prosecutor Charles Thomas said: “Those pleas are acceptable to the Crown.”Judge Martin Picton adjourned sentencing until 2pm on Wednesday.Alyson Harris, of the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Mark Acklom used false identities, told lies and abused the trust of those around him to enrich himself.“He gave multiple excuses as to why he could not pay his victim back including that he was living a life of espionage.”Our prosecution was able to use the evidence to show that these lies were deliberate and caused misery for his victim.”I hope today’s pleas of guilty by Mark Acklom will provide her with some closure and a sense that justice has been done.” Carolyn Woods with her daughter Lara Mark Acklom was eventually arrested in Switzerland In May 2016, he was spotted in Geneva, where he was believed to have been living with his family.He was arrested last July after an intelligence-led operation involving the National Crime Agency (NCA), Avon and Somerset Police and the Swiss authorities. A conman, who claimed to be an MI6 agent, before defrauding his ex-girlfriend out of £300,000 has been jailed for five years and eight months.Mark Acklom, 46, duped Carolyn Woods into lending him her life savings after promising to marry her following a “whirlwind romance”.Acklom, who was extradited from Switzerland where he had been on the run, admitted five counts of fraud on the eve of his trial at Bristol Crown Court.Ms Woods met Acklom in 2012 when he came into her boutique to buy a jacket and told her he was a Swiss banker visiting the UK to buy a Cotswold airfield.She said they began a relationship within days and moved in together, although she later discovered he had a second home nearby with his wife and two young children. After promising to marry Ms Woods, he persuaded her to hand over huge sums of money, which he claimed he needed to carry out property renovations.Acklom spent his victim’s money on rent for a home for his wife and children , private school fees and luxury cars including a £60,000 Porsche Cayenne.A European Arrest Warrant was issued for Acklom in June 2016 and he was believed to be at large in Spain. Acklom had faced 20 counts including fraud by false representation and converting criminal property, but his barrister Gudrun Young asked for him to be re arraigned after a jury had been sworn in his trial on Wednesday morning.It can now be revealed that in 1991, Acklom, who was then aged 16, received a four-year custodial sentence for a £466,000 mortgage fraud after he posed as a City stockbroker.Despite still being of school age, Acklom convinced Leeds Permanent Building Society that he was a 25-year-old stockbroker on £214,000 a year.They gave him a £466,000 mortgage for a £516,000 executive home in Dulwich, south London.He also spent £11,000 after stealing his father’s credit card, swindled a former teacher out of £13,000 and ran up a £34,000 bill with a private charter jet company.His barrister claimed Acklom was a “disturbed” teenager out of touch with reality who stole the credit card “for wining and dining girlfriends and to live an extravagant lifestyle beyond his means … he could not possibly have hoped to get away with it”. Ms Woods described Acklom as “flirtatious, charming and very entertaining”, adding that everything was cloaked in respectability.She said: “One of the most extraordinary things he told me was that it was all a cover and he was an MI6 agent. It sounds very far-fetched, but he convinced me it was true.Speaking after the sentencing, she said Acklom had completely destroyed her life.She said: “I have suffered total financial ruin. In an attempt to keep going and keep paying the bills I used up all my savings and cashed in my pension. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
From inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?I was attending Belly dance classes, just as a fun, creative hobby, when my teacher, Trisnasari, asked me to help her organise an event.I had some events/production experience so I did so, gladly, and the first showcase (featuring professional and student dances) was a great success with lots of media attention at which point my teacher approached me to join her business as a partner. I quit my job (marketing assistant) and did a short business course. Then we started to search for a studio.A distant relative had just purchased an old martial arts studio and was happy to give us a go. We had a $220 computer, a $300 cash register and a stereo to play music for the dance classes.Those were our humble beginnings! Does your Greek Australian background help you or impede you in business?It has helped. I think Greeks are proud people who want to see each other succeed. There is also a sense of obligation to your community and family network which, on this occasion, worked in my favour.Another related story pertains to when we were taking on our second lease in a larger studio in Fitzroy. There was a man operating a kafeneio across the road. He and his wife lived upstairs.When the council made us put up the big yellow posters to advertise our new permit application, the Greek man – who had been in that same building for 44 years and probably objected to every new applicant -made an objection to council.I panicked at first. Then I just walked across the road, introduced myself at the kafeneio, had a coffee and a heart-to-heart talk with him. Needless to say, our permit was approved. How is business currently?After eight years of hard work, we built up a dance and music empire! But last year, after my business partner decided to have a baby and I decided I felt a little burnt out, we decided to restructure. We closed our large studio (where we were offering up to 40 classes a week, plus costume/CD shop) and now focus all our business online. That is, people book classes for a variety of studios from our website and also book us as entertainers.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition? We have some of the best talent with respect to our dancers. They are highly experienced, classy, beautiful and excellent dancers.We choose well and we spend a lot of time building our network so we have musicians, fire artists, Bollywood dancers and all sorts that we can work into our shows.Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced and travel constantly delivering workshops. Basically – skill and experience – on stage and in the classroom.What is your vision for the future of your business?I would like to offer classes online so that we can reach more people! Also, international touring of our dance troupe would always be welcome. Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?Make it your business to find out what you don’t know – the best decisions are informed ones. Be fair – to yourself and to others. Don’t take things too seriously – make your work fun. Be brave, particularly when doing “grown up” things. You are one of many small businesses out there and there are many online resources to help you along. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram read more
MIAMI (WSVN) – The family of a 17-year-old who was fatally hit by a Florida Highway Patrol officer while riding his bicycle is speaking out about their pain.According to investigators, 17-year-old Angel Lopez was riding his bike across the street when FHP Trooper Aliek Sierra, who was heading westbound on Killian Parkway, stuck and killed him.The victim’s father, Norberto Lopez, spoke alongside the family attorney and loved ones on Tuesday.“He meant a lot, to not just the family, but to everybody,” Norberto said. “He was an amazing kid, amazing young man. He was more than just my son. He was my best friend.”Related: Video shows fatal trooper-involved crash that killed teen cyclist in SW Miami-Dade“I guess every parent wants their kid to be just like them,” Norberto said. “But from my experience with him, I wanted to be like him.”A surveillance camera from a nearby restaurant captured Friday night’s crash along Killian Parkway and Southwest 108th Avenue around 9 p.m.FHP troopers confirmed that Angel was thrown from his bicycle and died at the scene. FHP also said the trooper involved in this crash has not been placed on leave, but is taking personal time off.Tuesday night, FHP posted a statement on social media from Col. Gene Spaulding that reads, “The Florida Highway Patrol is absolutely heartbroken over the tragic loss of Angel Lopez. The Patrol understands the tremendous effect traffic crashes have and my prayers are with everyone impacted. I am committed to ensuring a thorough, transparent and complete investigation as quickly as possible.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Norberto said he was in disbelief when he heard the news. “The state troopers were waiting home for me when I got home from work, late at night,” he said.The family’s attorney said they are conducting their own investigation into what happened.“We’re going to do our own on our end to make sure that every ‘i’ is dotted and every ‘t’ is crossed,” said family attorney Josiah Graham. “And we’re going to get to the bottom of everything that happened.”Attorney Todd Falzone said in these kinds of cases, a lot of information often can come from the vehicle itself.“There are recording devices in these vehicles that will give us information about speed, braking and things like that,” Falzone said. “There is also potentially some video, evidence that we might be able to gather from the vehicle as well.”Meantime, the victim’s family is trying to remember the good times and the happiness Angel brought them. “He was always there for everybody,” Norberto said. “He was always there for everybody.”7News has since reached out to FHP about their internal investigation. They said they would release their findings once they’re done investigating. read more
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The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Panama on Monday night agreed to expedite passage of commercial traffic along the two countries’ border in order to meet the demands of 17 Tico truckers who haveblocked the border’s main access road since Saturday.Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo on Tuesday said his country is committed to reforming a customs law that allows the seizure of vehicles and license plates from foreign vehicles, including cargo trucks, a move seen by the Panamanian government as excessive.But protest leaders said they were not aware of the agreement, and will continue to block the border road until their demands are met. Commercial drivers said they wouldn’t budge until they see an official document outlining the agreements reached at Monday’s meeting.Frank Abrego, director of Panama’s State Border Service (SENAFROT), said that Costa Rican officials have seized some 40 Panamanian vehicles for violating customs law, and that some owners “have paid up to $20,000 to recover them.”Panamanian Foreign Minister Fernando Núñez also committed to similar measures as his Costa Rican counterpart and promised his government would amend border-inspection procedures. Panama is willing to expedite procedures to pay fines, he added.Francisco Quirós, director of Costa Rica’s Chamber of Cargo Drivers, said SENAFROT inspectors “seem particularly focused on trucks with Costa Rican license plates,” and he also complained that officials from that agency “take up to four hours to perform inspections on Tico trucks.”On Tuesday, a line of some 600 semi-trailers were still waiting to cross on both sides of the border. Non-commercial vehicles and buses are not being blocked from crossing. Facebook Comments No related posts. read more
Unficyp said on Tuesday it was concerned over the latest incident in the buffer zone in the Deneia area after around six Greek Cypriot famers were told to leave by Turkish soldiers.Following a similar incident on Saturday, the farmer had planned to continue work on Tuesday after discussions were held on Monday between Unficyp and the foreign ministry.However, reports on the ground on Tuesday said around six of the farmers who entered the buffer zone in the morning were stopped by Turkish military and eventually left the area after Unficyp personnel spoke with the soldiers and then with them. The entire incident took around 20 minutes.According to reports in Politis, Phileleftheros and Sigmalive, farmers entered the buffer zone on their tractors and initially saw no movement by Turkish forces until four soldiers and two military vehicles appeared on the scene close to a Turkish outpost. UN peacekeepers also showed up, the reports said, adding that other farmers not close to the outpost were continuing to plough their fields unhindered.“We are concerned that this incident will undermine peace and stability in the buffer zone,” Unficyp spokesman Aleem Siddique told the Cyprus Mail in response to the reports. “Maintaining the status quo, and safety of citizens, remain our most important priority. Anything that undermines the status quo cannot be permitted,” he added. He did not wish to comment further.However, sources said it appeared the particular group of farmers – the same ones that were stopped by Turkish forces on Saturday – did not have permits and had begun cultivating too close to the Turkish ceasefire line, for which permits are not granted.Siddique said he could not confirm whether or not the particular farmers had permits.Deneia community leader Christakis Panayiotou told CNA later on Tuesday that they were in constant contact with the foreign ministry to find a solutionAccording to Panayiotou, the aim is to find a way to overcome the problem while continuing to consult with farmers and other stakeholders. He noted the willingness on the part of Unficyp and the foreign ministry to find a solution. Farmers have been asked not to go back into the buffer zone until then, he said. “This isn’t a game,” Panayiotou said, noting that the area in question was close to Turkish army outposts.What was important, he said was that it not affect relations between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots. “We have to protect this relationship as it is the only thing that can unite us,” he added.Deneia was a mixed village with a total of 128 Turkish Cypriots and 170 Greek Cypriots prior to the intercommunal troubles in the 1960s. In 1974 Greek Cypriots fled the village, while Turkish Cypriots were relocated north with the former returning to the area after hostilities ceased.The Foreign Ministry on Monday made representations to Unficyp over Saturday’s reported harassment of the Greek Cypriot farmers.The farmers decided not to enter the buffer zone on Monday to avoid escalating tension, but from Tuesday had planned to return to the fields they have been leasing and cultivating for the past five years.According to the foreign ministry, there had been three incidents last week in the Deneia area but media reports in the north, cited their ‘foreign ministry’ saying it had contacted the Turkish military, which said that no such incident had occurred.But the foreign ministry, citing Unficyp data, said the peacekeeping force over the past few years had been called to respond to more than 1,000 similar incidents in the buffer zone each year. You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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