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Reed: Talking, Understanding Crucial To Combating Country’s Racial Divide

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Tom Reed your party is the singular point of racist polarization and has been since 1964 when Strom Thurmond declared the GOP is the party of KKK and still is today because you uphold thier ideals, which are the same as IsIs so really wtf? Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.CORNING – Several communities around the country are discussing if and how they’ll undergo reform with their local law enforcement agencies in the wake of the murder of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.History, like the Crusades and the uprising of ISIS, suggests that racism will still exist even after police experience change because an idea can’t be completely eradicated from a person’s mind. WNYNewsNow brought that very point up Tuesday with Congressman Tom Reed during his weekly conference call with reporters.Reed explains that the best way to combat the racial divide is for leaders and citizens to talk to each other and listen to what everyone is feeling and experiencing.“You do what I think true leaders have been doing and continue to do and do what Martin Luther King inspired,” Reed said. “We have all races come together, that we force some of the dialogue.” Reed says the Problem Solvers Caucus recently met with the Congressional Black Caucus to hold what he says is the “most passionate” conversation he’s participated in while serving in Congress.“We each come from these issues, from our own perspective,” Reed said. “We don’t walk in other people’s shoes, other people have a view and an experience that is unique to them. But what we can try to do is, each and every day, challenge ourselves by truly listening and trying to walk in another person’s shoes, knowing we’ll never be able to walk in their footsteps, but we can do the best we can to try to understand that perspective and where that is coming from.”Reed adds he attended a protest in Elmira last week. He says between 30-40 people in attendance were against “what I am supposedly am as an elected official.”“Because I stood and had the conversation with them, I think it hopefully set the tone, especially with one young man from SUNY Binghamton, that, you know what, you don’t have to prejudge each and every person,” Reed stated. “Take the time to actually listen and talk to each other. That’s going to take 24/7, 365 commitment from leaders that are going to bring people together and really try to understand that each of us comes to this from a different perspective.”“Once you start acknowledging those shortcomings, as well as the positive things you can bring to the conversation, the stronger we will be, and the sooner that this divide will be healed and we will be unified as a country.”last_img read more

Venezuela: A Narco’s Dream

first_imgBy Andres Arce/Diálogo May 01, 2020 Since the 1980s, drug cartels have always dreamed of operating in a narco-state. From Pablo Escobar and his murderous Medellín Cartel to Joaquin Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, different cartels have searched for ways to hold absolute power over their governments, said former President of Colombia Andrés Pastrana in an interview with El Nuevo Herald in October 2018.According to an article published in December 2018 by the Spanish newspaper El Independiente “during the 1982 parliamentary election in Colombia, Pablo Escobar managed to be elected as an alternate member of the Chamber of Representatives. He leveraged this position to gain popular support, overseeing the construction of community projects such as soccer fields, parks, and housing projects for local communities.”This same thirst for power was replicated at a larger scale in Venezuela. “What [Hugo] Chávez did was create drug corridors, which facilitated the export of illicit drugs to Europe,” Pastrana, said. Chávez also “gave the Colombian guerrillas safe havens in Venezuela,” he added in an interview with Mundo in October 2018.According to a Voice of America article published in March 2020, this relationship flourished as trust was established between drug trafficking organizations and the Chávez government, where Chávez would authorize the exchange of military-grade weapons for cocaine. The illicit substance was then loaded onto aircraft that took off from clandestine airstrips in the Venezuelan jungle en route to the United States, refueling in Honduras and Caribbean islands.”In another report published in March of this year, the Colombian daily El Espectador said Chávez was “instrumental to the implementation of the Cartel of the Suns. “Not only did he create safe havens for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia [FARC, in Spanish],” but “his charismatic and energetic personality gave hope to those Venezuelans who like him were brought up in the working class.” Chávez was able to spread a sense of belonging to those communities who “felt forgotten by the system,” he understood the power of the people and abused their trust to create a “narco empire” in Venezuela,” the article added.Moreover in March 2020, a Washington Post article also mentions that this “empire” was then transferred from Chávez to Nicolás Maduro in 2013 after Chávez died. According to the March 26, 2020 U.S. Department of Justice indictment Maduro “helped manage and, ultimately, lead the Cartel of the Suns as he gained power in Venezuela […] While pursuing these and other objectives, Nicolás Maduro Moros negotiated multi-ton shipments of FARC-produced cocaine.”To bring these criminals to justice and assist partner nations in the region, U.S. Southern Command is currently enhancing counter-narcotics operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.last_img read more

Five summer 2016 security threats

first_imgCyberthreats do not take a summer break. With understaffed offices and more unsuspecting victims working from remote locations, the risk of data breach incidents, ransomware attacks and virus infiltration is likely to increase.Cybercrime is a business, Usman Choudhary, chief product officer at the Reston, Va.-based ThreatTrack Security, said.“They are data thieves, specializing in certain specific skills,” he said. “They have an operational team. They develop spear phishing campaigns. They also sell the data on the black market on the Dark Net.” continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

On Compliance: Field of membership rule changes

first_img continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In late October the National Credit Union Administration finalized changes to part 701 its rules and regulations that broaden field of membership definitions for federally insured credit unions. The agency announced that, as a result, more Americans will become eligible for credit union products and services effective Feb. 6, 2017.The change had the added benefit of re-naming NCUA’s consumer office to clarify its function and role in promoting consumer access to affordable financial services. NCUA Acting Chairman and prior Board Member J. Mark McWatters noted that the change would enhance consumer access to credit by sensibly and reasonably updating NCUA’s rules.” He further noted that the “… field-of-membership final rule is consistent with both the letter and spirit of the law.”The shift was one of the biggest regulatory moves for credit unions of 2016. Banks and other large financial institutions see it as a threat because it could have a substantial positive impact on credit union membership growth. Opponents of the change have threatened lawsuits challenging credit unions’ not-for-profit status.last_img read more

Ma Pau Entertainment opened today

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews Ma Pau Entertainment opened today by: – April 20, 2012center_img 66 Views   2 comments Photo credit: iaapa.orgThe first gaming company to establish business in Dominica, Ma Pau Entertainment, will officially open its doors to the public today.While the public has been patronizing the services offered by the company, the facility which is housed at the Krazy Kokonuts in Castle Comfort has not yet been officially opened.Manager of Ma Pau Teleca Braithwaite said most of the employees are Dominicans.“You can expect a lot from Ma Pau in the coming year and in the years to come. So far it has been greatly appreciated by the locals and also the tourists. It is a big difference because we never had something like that here before,” she said.According to Braithwaite, the new initiative is expected to help boost the country’s tourism sector.The gaming center will be officially opened at 5 o’clock today.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

City to decide on Toure future

first_img Toure has also been linked regularly with other clubs, including Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, and Pellegrini now concedes the player’s future will be discussed this summer. Asked about Toure, Pellegrini said: “Same as James Milner – we have to analyse the whole squad at the end of the season and then we will see which is the best for the club and the player.” The future of fellow midfielder Milner is another pressing issue for City. The England international is out of contract at the end of the campaign and has so far held off signing a new deal. It is not thought the 29-year-old has any issue with the terms being presented – and City even tabled an improved offer this week – but it is a matter of playing time. With Milner’s decision possibly representing the last major move or contract of his career, he wants to be sure of regular first-team action. Pellegrini said: “James must decide what he wants to do for his future. That just belongs to him. He asked the club to allow him to take the decision at the end of the season. He will do it in the right moment.” Pellegrini claims no plans have yet been made for summer recruitment or over a possible replacement for Milner. He said: “There are a lot of things we must think about for the future. We will try to do it as well as we can.” Press Association Pellegrini has previously insisted the midfielder would be staying at the Etihad Stadium despite recurring, outspoken comments from the player’s controversial agent Dimitri Seluk. Seluk recently said his client, who has two years remaining on his contract, was “90 per cent certain” to leave City this summer. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted a decision will have to be made about the future of Yaya Toure. The Chilean, speaking to media to preview Sunday’s final game of the season against Southampton, would not be drawn into commenting on the Raheem Sterling saga at Liverpool. Sterling is unsettled at Anfield and City have been linked but, as in previous weeks, Pellegrini was non-committal. He said: “Same answer that I gave you last week – I don’t talk about rumours. “There are a lot of very important players that maybe all the teams are wanting. I don’t know what happens with Sterling or all the other players. “We finish the season on Sunday. After that we will see what we need and which players can come here.” One player heading out of City after this weekend is veteran former England midfielder Frank Lampard, who will join up with sister club New York City in Major League Soccer. The 36-year-old former Chelsea and West Ham star will leave as one of the Premier League greats having made 608 appearances in the competition and scored 176 times in a glittering 19-year career. Pellegrini has been impressed by Lampard’s attitude and professionalism during his one-year spell with City. He said: “I am very pleased because I think Frank is one of the most important players who have played here in the Premier League. “His career is brilliant, he is a great professional and we are proud at this team to have had him playing here this season. “I am sure he will have an important impact for New York City. They have a very good player with a lot of experience and more than that a very good professional, who will involve all the team in the targets that club needs.” Another player to have left is winger Scott Sinclair, whose loan to Aston Villa is set to become a £2.5million permanent deal over the summer. Sinclair, 26, failed to establish himself at City after a £6.2million move from Swansea in 2012. Pellegrini said: “It is difficult for players to arrive to big teams, always. It is not easy when you have competition with players in your position. “That just depends on the personality of all the players. Maybe the stronger the team, the more difficult (it is). “I don’t know what will happen for him in the future but I suppose one day he will demonstrate why he was a player here in this team.” last_img read more

American Cancer Society moves Relay for Life

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life for Hancock County, is being relocated to Bucksport this year.The event is usually held in Ellsworth, but due to equipment issues it will now be held at Bucksport High School at the football field, which has a track.“We moved it to Bucksport,” said American Cancer Society Staff Partner Margo Stevens. “There’s a set of bleachers literally on the track in Ellsworth. They’ve been there since April.”The dates are the same: Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Everything else about the event is basically the same,” Stevens said. “Our opening ceremony is at 6 o’clock at night. We have a survivor and caregiver reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.” Those two events are Friday.There will be signs for parking. Participants may park in the high school parking lot or in a lot across from the field.Bucksport High School is located at 102 Broadway.last_img read more

Mohun Bagan deserves to be champions, say rival coaches of I-League clubs.

first_imgNew Delhi: As Mohun Bagan romped home to emerge I-League champions with four matches to spare, praise came in from all quarters including the rival coaches of I-League clubs.Real Kashmir FC head coach David Robertson termed Mohun Bagan as “‘clinical”, which can be epitomized by the 35 goals they have scored so far, that too from 16 matches.“I feel Mohun Bagan has been the most consistent team in the league. They are worthy champions this season. They have been extremely clinical in front of goal and have taken their chances,” Robertson told key feature of the Mariners’ football has been their possession-based game masterminded by Head Coach Kibu Vicuna. They have dominated possession in the matches they have played while also being solid in defense — with the maximum number of clean sheets this season (8) and least goals conceded (13).According to Punjab FC head coach Yan Law, a standout aspect has been Mohun Bagan’s “confidence” and he reiterated Bagan being “deserving champions.”“Mohun Bagan has just been outstanding. They have been solid as a defensive unit, and have scored plenty of goals. They have been playing very confidently and enjoy keeping possession of the ball,” he explained.“They deserve the title by the manner they have played in the League. Congratulations.”The armada of Spanish players at Mohun Bagan has been impressive during the campaign, with ‘assist-king’ Joseba Beitia being the lynchpin of their passing game, midfielder Fran Gonzalez excelling across the pitch and scoring 10 times, and defender Fran Morante marshaling the defense.Senegalese Baba Diawara, who was signed in December, has already scored 10 times in 12 matches, while Trinidadian Daniel Cyrus and Tajik Komron Tursonov have also chipped in with vital contributions.Gokulam Kerala FC head coach Santiago Varela spoke about the impact that Mohun Bagan’s Spanish recruits have had and also pointed towards their efficiency in making the most of set-piece opportunities.“Mohun Bagan has proven to be the most consistent team of the season with good results. They have very important Spanish players in their starting XI — who have been important for the team and give them a good performance, especially in set-pieces.”Bagan’s Indian contingent — consisting of the likes of SK Sahil, Suhair VP, Nongdamba Naorem, Ashutosh Mehta, Sankar Roy, Britto PM — has been largely influential in the proceedings, gelling well with the foreign recruits. IANSAlso Read: Mohun Bagan end I-League journey with the second titleAlso Watch: AASU staged two-hour sit-in demonstration against CAA 2019 in Charaideolast_img read more

Cricket News Babar Azam stars again, Pakistan whitewash Australia in Twenty20 Internationals

first_imgNew Delhi: Babar Azam’s third consecutive fifty and Shadab Khan’s 3/19 helped Pakistan whitewash Australia 3-0 in the Twenty20 internationals with a convincing 33-run win in the final match at Dubai on Sunday.This was Pakistan’s 10th consecutive bilateral Twenty20 series win and it was their fourth 3-0 whitewash in this period, having achieved the feat twice against two-time World T20 champions West Indies and against Sri Lanka.Read More | Fourth ODI preview: West Indies aim to sustain momentum, Virat Kohli eyes redemptionOpting to bat, Azam along with his new partner Sahibzada Farman laid a solid foundation which gave Pakistan a great start. Farman got going with two fours and three sixes while Azam looked in sublime touch. The 93-run opening stand boosted Pakistan with Azam reaching his third consecutive fifty. However, Nathan Lyon struck by removing Farman for 39 and Andrew Tye got the big wicket of Azam for 50.However, Mohammad Hafeez held firm with some crucial runs in the death overs as Pakistan reached 150/5.Read More | Hockey Asian Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan joint winners after rain washes out finalIn response, the Australian innings struggled for momentum and never really got going. Things started to look up for the visitors when Chris Lynn and Ben McDermott strung a 36-run stand for the third wicket but Shadab, bowling his legbreaks accurately, accounted for Lynn, Glenn Maxwell (4) and Mitchell Marsh (21) in a sensational middle overs spell.In addition to Shadab, Hasan Ali and the rest of the bowlers continued the good work to bowl Australia out for 117 and end their tour on a poor note, having not won a single international game in the entire series.Pakistan will now travel to South Africa for the next series while Australia will take on the Proteas for three ODIs and a single Twenty20 international beginning in November. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

TECNO Offers Fans Trip to African Nations Cup

first_imgAccording to TECHNO, the reward is a trip to watch the finals in Egypt with the renowned former Nigerian football player, Victor Ikpeba.“Fans can also win up to $ 10,000 by participating in the competition. The country’s last group match against Madagascar on Sunday on June 30 at 5pm; so, the time to start predicting and winning is now,” it said.Since the launch of the new TECNO SPARK 3, many people have won cash prizes and other gifts and according to the brand, “to participate, simply go to the TECNO mobile site and click on guess the champion and follow the instructions.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ugo Aliogo In a bid to appreciate loyal customers, TECNO SPARK3 from the stables of TECNO Nigeria recently launched the ‘Predict and Win Egypt Tour With Ikpeba’ project for football lovers in the country.The statement made available to THISDAY by the company said: “The ongoing African Cup of Nations football competition holding in Egypt, saw the Super Eagles winning their first match and because TECNO is for Nigerians, the brand has a reward for all those who tune in to the subsequent matches and participate in the predict and win.”last_img read more