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Counselling to recruit headmasters from June 27

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Central School Service Commission will start counseling for recruitment of headmasters /headmistresses in government aided and sponsored secondary and higher secondary schools across the state from June 27.A notification undersigned by SSC chairman Soumitra Sarkar was released in the Commission’s website on Tuesday. ” We will make the detailed counselling programme available in the SSC website on June 26,” Sarkar said. This counselling will not involve the Hill regions of the state. The move on the part of SSC came soon after Calcutta High Court lifted the interim stay in connection with recruitment of 2,243 heads of institutions. The examination for recruitment of headmasters/ headmistress was conducted in 2017 and 2,243 were empaneled. A good number of candidates are also in the waiting list. It may be mentioned that some writ petitions were filed at the Calcutta High Court after a notification regarding recruitment of teachers was brought out by SSC in January 2017. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaMore than seven such petitions were pending before the court. The state government had notified that those who have secured 50 percent or more in graduation will only be eligible for the Headmaster/ Headmistress post. This was 45 percent earlier. The main petition was filed challenging this notification of the state government. “A number of schools are being run with teacher- in charges at the helm because of this problem. With the HC’s order we will be able to recruit suitable candidates,” an official in the Education department said.last_img read more

Govts fund will help complete up to 25L housing units in 7

first_imgNew Delhi: The Rs 20,000 crore fund created by the government may help in completion of up to 2.5 lakh housing units across seven major cities, property consultant Anarock on Tuesday said. Last week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government will set up a special window to provide last-mile funding for housing projects which are non-NPAs and non-NCLT in the affordable and middle income category. In the fund, Rs 10,000 crore will be contributed by the central government and roughly the same amount will come from outside investors. The government had said that this fund will help complete an estimated 3.5 lakh units across the country. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”After considering these caveats, nearly 2.5 lakh units…can avail relief from the government’s aid in the top 7 cities alone. However, since data for projects under NPAs is not available, there could be a further dip in these numbers,” Anarock Chairman Anuj Puri said. The seven cities include four metros as well as Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. Puri hailed the move to create stressed asset fund but said there was a need to change the government’s definition of affordable’ housing. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”As it stands today, the government labels a metro-based home as affordable if it admeasures 60 sq mt or less in carpet area and is priced within Rs 45 lakh. This price tag is far too low in cities such as Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. Moreover, the price definition of mid-segment homes is also not clear,” he added. Anarock said a total of 4 lakh units in projects launched in 2013 or before are stuck or delayed across various segments, excluding NCLT projects. Of this, only those that fall under the affordable or mid categories – 2.5 lakh units – can legitimately avail of the government’s new provisions. “This can be further narrowed down when the nominated professionals from the real estate and banking fraternity select the projects to be given government aid. As of now, 2.5 lakh units can at least hope to be rescued under this provision. Only time will reveal the final numbers,” he added. Anarock said there are a total of 5.76 lakh units (launched in 2013 or before) across budget segments that are stuck in various stages of non-completion in the top seven cities alone. These also include units falling under NPAs or NCLT. On Monday, real estate data and analytic firm PropEquity founder Samir Jasuja said Rs 90,000 crore fund would be required for a total of 7.4 lakh units that fall under stressed category.last_img read more

Agriculture trade ministers will testify in April on Chinese canola issue

first_imgOTTAWA — A pair of federal cabinet ministers have been called on to testify before a parliamentary committee on China’s move to reject canola shipments from one of Canada’s largest grain producers.The House of Commons trade committee voted today to hear from Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr on the Canada-China canola issue during the week of April 1.Beijing recently suspended canola imports from Richardson International Ltd. for what one Chinese official alleged was the detection of hazardous organisms in the company’s product.In an interview last week, Carr said Canada is pushing to solve the economically important matter — but he added that China had yet to provide evidence to back up the claims.China’s decision to block shipments of one of Canada’s key exports comes with the two countries locked in a diplomatic dispute related to the December arrest of Huawei senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver — where she’s now fighting extradition to the United States.China has since arrested Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor on allegations of engaging in activities that have endangered Chinese national security — moves viewed as an effort to pressure Canada into releasing Meng.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

CBC welcomes two new Dragons Lane Merrifield and Vincenzo Guzzo join Dragons

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lane Merrifield and Vincenzo Guzzo will join the Dragons’ Den lineup for Season 13, premiering fall 2018 on CBC.Merrifield and Guzzo bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the show with firsthand experience establishing and growing multi-million dollar businesses. These two new Dragon investors will join Arlene Dickinson, Jim Treliving, Michele Romanow and Manjit Minhas, as financier Michael Wekerle and fashion icon Joe Mimran depart the series. Wekerle is leaving to focus on the re-opening of Toronto’s iconic live music venue, the El Mocambo, while Mimran will continue to devote his time to Gibraltar Ventures and its invested companies and will also be working on two large-scale projects, one for a large U.S. public company food retailer and the second initiative in the U.S. and Canada that has yet to be announced.“I am happy to welcome two very impressive new Dragons to the team this season,” said Jennifer Dettman, executive director of Unscripted Content at CBC. “With their extensive experience launching innovative and game-changing businesses, Lane and Vincenzo will bring fresh vision and energy to the Den. We thank Michael and Joe for their commitment to the series and developing Canadian entrepreneurs over the past several years. They will always be a part of the Dragons’ Den family, and we wish them continued success with their new ventures.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Cinemas Guzzo head Vincenzo Guzzo, left, and tech entrepreneur Lane Merrifield are joining CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den for its upcoming 13th season this fall. (CBC) Twitterlast_img read more

Wynne sits down with Kate Carnegie

Ontario Liberals are gathered in Hamilton this weekend to work on a platform for an election expected as early as next spring.About 500 Ontario Liberals are taking part in the provincial council meeting, the party’s first get-together since Kathleen Wynne took over as leader last January.The premier joined Kate Carnegie in studio earlier today and addressed voter issues like highway gridlock. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

UN and International Criminal Court have joint roles in ending impunity Ban

Mr. Ban was speaking at the start of a day-long Council debate on the role of the Hague-based ICC, an independent international body that is not part of the UN and tries those accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.Any of the currently 121 States Parties to the 1998 Rome Statute which set up the ICC can ask its prosecutor to carry out an investigation, a non-State Party can accept its jurisdiction for crimes committed in its territory or by its nationals, and the Council may also refer cases to it. Its mandate is to try individuals, rather than States.“The Council, where it has referred a situation to the Prosecutor, can greatly assist the Court by acting to secure the necessary level of cooperation from Member States,” Mr. Ban said. “Both should explore the many ways in which they can complement and leverage each other’s work, from prevention to enforcement.”More than 50 UN Member States were scheduled to speak at the Council meeting, formally called an open debate on ‘Peace and Justice with a Special Focus on the Role of the International Criminal Court.’In its first verdict, the ICC in March found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting child soldiers under the age of 15 into his militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and jailed him for 14 years.In his remarks to the Council meeting, ICC President Sang-Hyun Song highlighted the intertwined nature of the two institutions: the Council with its focus on peace and the ICC with its goal to seek justice. “While the ICC’s contribution is through justice, not peacemaking, its mandate is highly relevant to peace as well,” he told the 15-member body, stressing the Council’s role to ensure that full cooperation from Member States.“The worst nightmares of humanity lie at the intersection of our respective mandates. When massive crimes against innocent victims threaten international peace and security, both theCouncil and the ICC have an important role to play,” he added. “And in the ICC, the Council may recognise a unique avenue for ensuring justice as a crucial element in wider international efforts.”Speaking on behalf of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, the Director of the court’s Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko, stressed that the relationship between the Office of the Prosecutor and the Council could be nurtured and strengthened by extending interaction beyond specific situations referred by the Council and creating space for open discussions on thematic issues. “The Council and the Office should together seek more constructive strategies for attaining their mutual goals,” he said.The Council has already referred two cases to the ICC over alleged crimes committed in Libya and Sudan’s Darfur region, and Mr. Ban noted that it is also investigating, prosecuting and trying situations on the Council’s agenda, such as persons from the DRC, Côte d’Ivoire and the Lord’s Resistance Army, the rebel group allegedly responsible for atrocities in Uganda and neighbouring countries.“Only if perpetrators of grave crimes are prosecuted and held to account, can there be any hope that future such crimes will be prevented and peace preserved,” the UN chief said, underlining the role that the both bodies can both play in strengthening national capacities to prosecute serious crimes – the Council through its peacekeeping missions, and the ICC through the domestic incorporation of provisions of the Rome Statute. read more

Serbian NT goalie Darko Stanic retires

One of the best Serbian goalkeepers in the last two decades, Darko Stanic at age 39. The Serbian “minister of defense” announced retirement for after a lot of speculations in Macedonian media that he will replace Arpad Sterbik at RK Vardar Skopje next summer, when World Handball Player 2017 has to join Telekom Veszprem.There will be nothing from that story with RK Vardar. I got a job in Ministry of Sport and Education of Serbia. My career is over – said Stanic.Experienced goalkeeper played at RK Mojkovac, RK Crvena zvezda, Swiss Grasshoppers, RK Metalurg Skopje, Bietegheim, Rhein Neckar Lowen and Qatari El Jaish Sports Club.Stanic was an important part of the Serbian team who won silver medal at Men’s EHF EURO 2012 in Belgrade, but also played at Olympic Games in London same year. Darko Stanic ← Previous Story HISTORY: Romania 60’s, USSR 80’s, France 2017! Next Story → FC Barcelona Lassa win 7th ASOBAL Cup in a row read more

Column No one wants to utter the C word – but its

first_imgThe festive season is just around the corner, and busy singletons facing the prospect of spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve solo are rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in to potential opportunities of meeting someone special. But just how easy is it to find your ideal partner? Professional matchmaker Rena Maycock delivers a few home truths…DATING IN IRELAND has become a tricky business. The landscape has changed and singletons seem drowned in opportunities to meet their true love by going online dating (where multiple choice rather than quality seems to be the order of the day); braving the many speed-dating events or propping up the bar at the hippest late night hotspot.Old-fashioned matchmaking in Ireland has made a comeback with companies taking the responsibility for making relationship choices on behalf of their clients, organising each introduction and taking feedback afterwards. However, it’s not the romance fest you might think it is.The hardest part of being a matchmaker is trying to manage expectations. Each client comes in for a consultation and tells us what kinds of qualities they want in a partner and it’s our job to go and come as close as possible to meeting those criteria, while also meeting the criteria of that selected match.You see, there can be a propensity to treat the service like one would a car dealership. If one were ordering a Mercedes for instance one could order metallic paint, alloy wheels and an MP3 jack and receive a delivery date. It’s easy to forget that matchmakers are dealing with human beings, none of whom are perfect. And unlike my car analogy, we are not building matches from the ground up.The ‘C’ wordThe most difficult of criteria we find is achieving like for like counterparts in terms of education and profession – or as most feel but are unprepared to utter aloud: class.The disparity between men and women that eventually manifests in that “class” imbalance begins with education. Naturally people would assume that they will be coupled with a match of comparable standing, however this is a lot trickier that you might think…To begin with, men leave school earlier and women are more qualified. The 2011 census shows that 28 per cent of women were third level graduates, compared with only 23 per cent of men. Of the total number of graduates (739,992) in April 2011, 413,257 (56%) were women while 326,735 (44%) were men.The fact that women stay longer in education and do better feeds through to occupations with nearly a quarter of women (23.7%) in employment being in professional occupations and just over a fifth (20.9%) in administrative and secretarial occupations. Nearly a quarter of men (24.7%) in employment in 2011 were in skilled trades occupations while just 15% of men were employed in professional occupations. So for every 1 professional man there are 1.6 professional women. You can see where this is going…Breaking the bad newsOperating as a matchmaker at the mercy of statistical imbalances like these makes it our job to break it to the well-educated/successful/professional woman, that unfortunately if she is looking for her mirror image – these men are far fewer and further between than her and her peers.It’s not only the educated ladies that are in for a shock however, that age-old stereotype of young women being happy to settle down with much older men has led to a desperately unrealistic expectation from a lot of men that, somehow, they are entitled to date women 15-20 years their junior. This leads to multiple sobering conversations daily with disappointed men who were looking forward to introductions with women young enough to be their daughter. Amazingly, they often can’t understand why this won’t be achievable.The balance of the sexesAlthough (adding insult to injury) there are statistically fewer men in Ireland today (42,854 more females than males in the State in April 11), this adds up to barely a 1% difference which seems to have been the result of a baby boy boom in the previous six years.There is also the thorny fact that divorced men often seem to pair off and marry single women quite quickly. In the 2011 census there were 88,918 separated or divorced men, but there were 115,046 women. Overall, men are more likely to re-marry with 39% of ever-divorced men re-married compared with only 28% of women. So there are c. 26,000 separated or divorced women in Ireland for whom a counterpart is no longer available.The key to success?We are asked often by new clients if we have a good success rate and yes, thankfully, we do. But we are quite honest in sharing what kind of client the service works for and why.We find that people that come to us with a positive attitude get results. This may seem like a woolly vagary but – at the risk of sounding patronising – we do find that those that can be pleased, will be. These clients are willing to blur the boundaries of their usual type because they recognise that their “type” hasn’t worked out for them so far.They’ll relax on previously held rigid ‘must-haves’ in order to widen the pool of possibilities. They may insist on one or two criteria being adhered to (non-smoker and non-controlling being most popular “must haves” for women and high-maintenance topping the “definitely not” list for the men). Excepting those small things, they keep an open mind and accept that nobody is perfect.They want to see the positives in their potential matches and make the effort on their dates to find a common ground, rather than digging around for reasons as to why this person is certainly not good enough for them. They realise that their mirror image doesn’t exist in a member of the opposite sex and form no judgements based on education, profession or age.The value systems we hold dear need to be changedThe people that certainly won’t find what they want are those that feel that their education or profession entitles them to a perceived standard of match. Those that stand on pedestals that reach dizzying heights because of their achievements in life create an aura of superiority that the most well-rounded PhDs would find nauseating. These people will not be pleased.Ireland has changed. In order for girl to meet boy and for both to be content, the value systems we hold dear need to be changed. Rather than relying on a partner to complement our acquired status in society, we should embrace what is different about them. While education and professions can be important, they do not the sum total of a human being make – nor does the lack of a Masters make someone incapable of intelligent conversation. The key to success is in compromise and realistic expectations.Rena Maycock is the founder of Intro matchmaking, a nationwide matchmaking service based at 39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. They have five staff members and have arranged more than 3,000 matches to date. Phone 01 6777000 or log on to www.intro.ieWe’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email opinions@thejournal.ieColumn: Is online dating keeping us from settling down?Read: 10 distinctly Irish relationship problemslast_img read more

The private rented sector is broken Survey says 96 of people found

first_img Jun 11th 2018, 6:06 AM Image: Shutterstock/Big Ray ‘The private rented sector is broken’: Survey says 96% of people found it difficult to find rental home Less than a third of people surveyed by housing charity Threshold were renting by choice. The private rented sector, upon which we are so reliant, is broken. And while we welcome the Government’s initiatives to improve the situation, regulation alone is not enough. Enforcement and real penalties are required for the legislation to become effective.Other findings of the tenant sentiment survey were that 45% of tenants spent roughly a third of their take home pay on rent, with 14% saying that they spend more than half of their earnings on rent.Nearly (47%) of tenants said they felt insecure in their tenancy while 44% of tenants still expect to be renting in five years’ time.Threshold chair Dr Hayden said that the current insecurity for tenants in the private sector means that “they can’t look ahead and plan, they can’t put down roots”.“For families living in the private rental sector, worrying about a possible eviction and move at short notice plays havoc with children’s lives and their school attendance,” she said.It is a damning indictment of renting in Ireland today that since the crisis of family homelessness which began in 2013 the vast majority became homeless after losing a rented home.Threshold is marking its 40th anniversary with a number of events throughout the year, with the UN special rapporteur on adequate housing Leilani Farha giving a speech at the Mansion House tonight.She said: “It is imperative for the Irish Government to plan and to implement a human rights based housing strategy to eliminate homelessness and realise the right to adequate housing for all.” 15,693 Views 52 Comments OVER SEVEN IN 10 people renting in the private sector do so because they can’t afford a mortgage or aren’t eligible for social housing, according to a survey by housing charity Threshold.The survey of 300 tenants who had used the charity’s service in April found that 96% of tenants had found it either “difficult” or “extremely difficult”.Almost a third (31%) had experienced a rent increase in the previous 12 months, with 65% of those saying that their rent had been increased in excess of the 4% rent pressure zone cap.Threshold chief executive John-Mark McCafferty called the results of the survey “extremely worrying, but not surprising”.He said: “Threshold is this year marking its 40th anniversary. Between 1978 and 1980, we dealt with in the region of 3,000 cases – in the first three months of 2018, we have already helped 3,640 clients facing tenancy insecurity. Short URLcenter_img Share283 Tweet Email By Sean Murray Monday 11 Jun 2018, 6:05 AM Image: Shutterstock/Big Ray Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cellules souches iPS de premiers essais cliniques vont débuter au Japon

first_imgCellules souches iPS : de premiers essais cliniques vont débuter au JaponVendredi, le ministère de la Santé japonais a donné son feu vert pour que débutent les premiers essais cliniques mondiaux de médecine régénérative sur l’humain. Il s’agira donc d’utiliser des cellules souches pluripotentes induites (iPS).Le mois dernier, une commission d’experts mandatés par le gouvernement japonais avait approuvé un projet d’essais proposé par la Fondation pour la recherche biomédicale et l’Innovation (Ibri), un centre hospitalier nippon. Vendredi, la chose est finalement devenue officielle : le ministère de la Santé japonais a donné son feu vert pour que débutent les premiers essais cliniques mondiaux de médecine régénérative sur l’humain. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il faut dire que les travaux sur les cellules iPS ou “cellules souches pluripotentes induites” sont devenus une priorité de recherche au Japon. L’Etat mise beaucoup sur ce domaine jugé extrêmement prometteur et dans lequel les Nippons souhaitent prendre une longueur d’avance. Les premiers tests qui seront réalisés sur des patients viseront à traiter une des formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA), la première cause de cécité des plus de 55 ans dans les pays industrialisés. L’objectif des scientifiques est de cultiver des cellules iPS de rétine et de les implanter chez les patients. Ces cellules souches pluripotentes induites sont créées à partir de cellules adultes ramenées à l’état quasi embryonnaire afin de leur faire recouvrer leur immaturité et surtout leur capacité à se différencier dans n’importe quel type de cellules. D’où le potentiel prometteur de ces cellules souches un peu particulières.L’exploit qui permet de reprogrammer les cellules adultes en cellules souches avait d’ailleurs valu, l’an passé, le prix Nobel de médecine aux chercheurs japonais Shinya Yamanaka et britannique John Gurdon.Le 22 juillet 2013 à 15:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Columbian sells PostRecord property

first_imgThe Columbian Publishing Co. on Friday sold the former Camas-Washougal Post-Record office for $459,000.The approximately 5,000-square-foot commercial building at 425 N.E. Fourth Ave., had been for sale since Columbian officials decided to move the Camas staff to The Columbian’s Vancouver office.The company sold the property to Barry Lutz, second generation owner of Lutz Hardware at 505 N.E. Fourth Ave. in Camas.last_img

Owners of Rick Case Automotive Group honored by NSU

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – Nova Southeastern University recognized Rick and Rita Case for their contributions to the community.A ceremony on Saturday celebrated the couple, who created the Rita and Rick Case Endowed Scholarship.The scholarship gives former members of the Boys and Girls Club an opportunity to go to college.“I’ve been a trustee here for almost 20 years now, and to see the growth that’s happened here — it’s just absolutely a phenomenal university,” said Rick.The local business leaders said they are just happy to help.“We want to send a message that helping the community in every way, especially education, is going to improve our community as a whole,” said Rita.So far this academic year, NSU has accepted three scholarship recipients who are all alumni of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. last_img read more

Federal Agencies In Alaska Struggle Amid Partial Government Shutdown

first_imgFunding for nine federal agencies expired Saturday. Among those area the Department of Transportation, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior and Agriculture. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today marks the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a partial government shutdown. According to the latest estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor, approximately 14,500, which is about 5 percent, of Alaska’s 312,800 workers are employed by the federal government. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Most federal employees haven’t been impacted by the shutdown yet due to the holiday weekend. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. President Trump: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like call it. I’ll call it whatever they want.” The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.last_img read more

JS session begins Sunday

first_imgparliamentThe 19th session of the 10th parliament resumes on Sunday after a 45-day recess, reports UNB.President Abdul Hamid will address the first session of the New Year in line with Article 73 (2) of the constitution.Before the House goes into session at 4pm, the business advisory committee of parliament will meet with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair to fix the duration and businesses of the session.The duration of this session is likely to be long as parliament will see discussions over the thanksgiving motion on the president’s speech alongside other businesses.At the beginning of the session, the House will adopt a condolence motion over the death of two sitting MPs — fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque elected from Brahmanbari-1 constituency and Golam Mostafa Ahmed elected from Gaibandia-1.The two Awami League MPs passed away on 16 and 19 December last respectively.There will be discussions on the condolence motion in the House as well.As per the country’s parliamentary tradition, the businesses of the House are suspended for the first day after adopting the condolence motion.On 20 December last, president Abdul Hamid convened the session.The 18th session of the 10th parliament was prorogued on 23 November last.last_img read more

West Nile VirusRelated Death In Montgomery County HISD Reviews More Bus Routes

first_imgWednesday, December 12, 2018National Park ServiceThis photo shows the type of mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus.First West Nile Virus-Related Death Of 2018 Reported In Montgomery CountyThe Montgomery County Public Health Department reported Wednesday the first death related to the West Nile virus in 2018.The woman who died was in her 60s and resided in the east side of the county. The resident had other medical conditions, but the death was classified as West Nile-related.In 2018, there have been 11 cases of West Nile virus in Montgomery County. In 2017, there were two confirmed cases.According to the CDC, the most effective way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. People can avoid bites by using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing when outdoors and emptying standing water outside of your home.The CDC has additional information at School District Reviews More Bus RoutesAdministrators with the Houston Independent School District have launched a review of all the afternoon bus routes, as the district continues to try and resolve problems with its transportation system.The review will try to ensure all routes have the right schedule and can actually be completed in the time allotted. It follows a similar survey of all the morning bus routes.District managers hope to finish the review and make any changes by February.Parents have been complaining about late buses and delays since the start of the school year.AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, FileTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton.Paxton Visits Wounded Officers In HoustonTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in Houston Wednesday visiting officers who were shot in the line of duty this week.wo officers from the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and one Harris County Sheriff’s deputy were wounded while serving a warrant Tuesday afternoon.Paxton said one of his officers has been released from the hospital. The other officer was shot nine times and has already had a series of surgeries.The sheriff’s deputy also remains hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery.The suspect, Daniel Trevino, died of a self-inflicted gunshot after an hours-long stand-off with police.Eric Gay/APJulian Castro.Julian Castro Moves Toward 2020 White House RunFormer Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he’s taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12.The move Wednesday gives the 44-year-old former San Antonio mayor an early start to what’s shaping up as a crowded Democratic field without a clear front-runner to challenge President Donald Trump.An exploratory committee usually is a formality before a candidate launches a presidential campaign. It legally allows potential candidates to begin raising money.The step gives him an early jump on bigger name Democrats who are considering running but are taking a slower approach.No potential contender is more ascendant than outgoing Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who lost last month in a surprisingly close race against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Sharelast_img read more

Baltimore Community Mobilizes for Answers in the Murder of Charmaine Wilson

first_imgProminent Homeless Advocate, Ms. Christina Flowers is mobilizing community members to converge on to the main headquarters of the Baltimore City Police Department tomorrow morning, Friday June 16, 2017 at 8:00 am, to demand answers into the troubling murder of mother of 8, Ms. Charmaine Wilson. Ms. Charmaine WilsonAccording to family members Wilson had contacted local police several times in recent months concerning reports of bullying and other forms of harassment experienced by members of her immediate family. With an increasingly high murder rate, and citizens being asked to report criminal activity, organizer Ms. Flowers, also talk show host on WOLB 1010 AM, is particularly concerned. According to Flowers, the convergence is scheduled to start at the main headquarters of the Baltimore City Police Department at 8:00 am, and then proceed to City Hall. Contact: Ms. Christina Flowers,Homeless Advocate & Radio Talk Show Host(410) 905-4543last_img read more