Assembly Of Dust/Stangefolk Guitarist Reid Genauer Has Released A Children’s Book

first_imgJam band veteran Reid Genauer may be known for his guitarwork in bands like Assembly of Dust, Strangefolk and more, but today Genauer has a new line to add to his resume. The guitarist penned a children’s book titled “Jeffery’s Jungle,” which was released today and can be purchased on Amazon.Considering his lyrical style was always inspired by the great poet Shel Silverstein, and now Genauer has children of his own, it seems that publishing the children’s book was a natural progression.“I was initially inspired to start writing poetry when I was 10 after reading Shel Silverstein’s “Where The Side Walk Ends” At the time I was also learning to play the guitar and started writing songs,” says Genauer, “Lyrically I have been most inspired by Robert Hunter who wrote most of the lyrics for Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. While Hunter and Silverstein have very distinct linguistic styles and distinctly unrelated careers there is sense of poetic myth, mischief, and intimacy that both writers embrace.”Even The String Cheese Incident guitarist Bill Nershi spoke to Genauer’s lyrical style, saying “Reid’s a great songwriter. He has a natural approach to a song that is artful, lyrically acrobatic and accessible. He and I have always bonded about the role of song craft in the sea of musical improvisation. Writing a children’s book is a natural extension of what he does best. Not surprisingly his book comes off as mischievous and fun loving as he is.”Hopefully this is the first of many books to come from Genauer! With illustrations from Alan Close, we can’t wait to read Jeffery’s Jungle, which is available now!last_img read more

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Indiana Supreme Court justices hear case at Law School

first_imgFive Indiana Supreme Court justices visited campus Monday to hear arguments for a case on their docket, swapping their regular location in Indianapolis for the Eck Hall of Law’s Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom. Kathryn Dolan, public information officer for the Indiana Supreme Court, said the justices typically hear cases in other parts of the state several times a year. “The Court traditionally goes on the road a couple times a year to here oral arguments in places other than Indianapolis,” Dolan said. “The goal behind it is to allow the press and public and students the opportunity to see the court at work.” The justices heard the arguments for Jerrme Damar Cartwright v. State of Indiana in which Cartwright was convicted of attempted battery with a deadly weapon, attempted aggravated battery and possession of a handgun by a felon. The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned his original conviction due to alleged unfair jury selection. The case was open to the public to sit in on the arguments and afterwards, students engaged in a question and answer session with Chief Justice Randall Shepard about the case and his work. “We do actually take special pleasure in the question and answer with students after the argument,” Shepard said. “There are often, as they were today, very good, very thoughtful questions about how we do our work. It gives us a chance to see people we wouldn’t normally see in Indianapolis.” Notre Dame Law School professor Lloyd Mayer recognized the Supreme Court for hearing oral arguments outside of Indianapolis and around the state. “We want to be a place to be an advantage to the court here in Indiana and also an education for the students and the greater public,” Mayer said. A 1998 Notre Dame Law School graduate, Matthew McGovern, is the defense attorney in the case. “I am trying to get the [Supreme] court to leave the remedy that the Court of Appeals issued intact,” McGovern said. McGovern said the repercussions of the case would not be felt until after the Supreme Court writes its opinion. “What it is [they want to do] we will find out when the opinion comes down,” he said. “They could really do anything. They could give me the same remedy that I got in the Court of Appeals, but clarify the opinion. They could make new law and give me what I’ve asked for, or they could give the state what they asked for.” Mayer said the chance to observe the case was an important moment outside the classroom for law students. “This makes it real for [the law students], because you do a classroom exercise, and in the back of your mind you’re always thinking, ‘Is this really how it works?’ and it feels artificial,” Mayer said. “But this is a chance to see a real argument, a real case. This case has freedom on the line.” Mayer said the fact that McGovern, Cartwright’s attorney, was a Notre Dame graduate was also very powerful. “He was a student here, and the students can say, ‘I could be that guy,’” Mayer said. “‘I could be interacting with the justices that way.’” First-year law student Elizabeth Charnowski said hearing the arguments, watching the proceedings and interacting with the justices was a phenomenal chance for a law student. “This was a great way to get exposure to the criminal law,” Charnowski said. “And it was great to hear such an important case argued in our own courtroom.”last_img read more

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Water-logged lawns

first_imgAs flood waters across the state recede after record rainfall, homeowners are left with a messy aftermath to deal with. This includes water-logged lawns that could suffer from the effect of too much of a good thing.“Excessive rainfall creates an unfavorable soil environment for root growth,” said Alfredo Martinez, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist. “The oxygen is displaced in the soil pores by water.”Roots need oxygenWithout oxygen, root growth is restricted. In extreme cases, toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfides and metallic sulfides can accumulate, he said.The result is weak or dead plants. Water-logged soil stays warmer longer and can increase turfgrass damage.“Turfgrass injury due to flooding appears as dead brown areas,” Martinez said. Symptoms will appear a few days after the flood water recedes, and the injured areas will follow the outline of low flooded areas. The first sign of trouble is raw sewage-like odor, which indicates a lack of oxygen in the soil.After long periods of flooding, turfgrass can partially rot, he said.“As with diagnosis of many turfgrass problems, history of the area is critical to correctly identify the problem,” Martinez said. Watch for signs of damageAdditional problems associated with excess water are the diseases that thrive in extremely moist conditions and take advantage of the stressed plants.The extent of damage depends on the length of flooding, said UGA Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz.Bermuda grass and bahia grass are most tolerant of flooding. Centipede is least tolerant. Zoysia and St. Augustine are intermediate. To assess damage, look for white roots, green leaves or green or white runners above and below the soil surface. Green and white indicate a healthy plant while soft, milky white or brown stems and roots suggest the plant is dead. Lend a helping hand Lightly rake brown turf areas to determine if some grass has survived.To help your lawn recovery from the flood: If 40 percent to 50 percent of the area has healthy grass, there’s probably enough left to ‘grow in’ the rest, Waltz said.Replacement an optionIf more than 60 percent is lost, consider using sod, seed, plugs or planting a cover to restore the lawn. Sod produces an instant lawn with less long-term mess. You can seed tall fescue now until early-November. Plugs should be installed later in the growing season. You can establish a temporary cover with ryegrass or tall fescue. This should be done from mid-September through early-November. Turf-type tall fescue seeded at five pounds to six pounds per 1,000 square feet may survive if seeded in September. Higher seedling rates will lead to disease and other stress problems and should be avoided. If tall fescue is used and bermuda, centipede or zoysia is wanted, the tall fescue will survive until next summer when centipede can be seeded or sodded into the tall fescue providing a gradual transition.“In conditions like these, keeping things simple and being patient are the best strategies,” Waltz said. For more information on caring for your turfgrass and landscape, contact your local UGA Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. Or, visit the Web sitewww.GeorgiaTurf.com.center_img Improve surface and subsurface drainage. Keep drains clean. Dig temporary surface drains or put in subsurface drains.Remove any sediment like soil and organic debris on the surface by raking or shoveling to help surviving turf recover. Mow off dead leaves.Apply one-half pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet to encourage grass recovery. Follow normal maintenance practices the rest of the year. last_img read more

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Yummy Trails

first_imgWhen you think of Kentucky, what’s the first food to come to mind? Fried chicken of course! Our eastern region is filled with many things we love and take much pride in. It is home to some of the best mountains, rivers, outdoor communities, breweries and so much more. We also take great pride in our food. It’s sometimes hard to choose where to go due to how many great places there are… Well heck why not go to all of them?! We all love food, and we all clearly love trails. So why not combine the two? The legacy of fried chicken in Kentucky all started from a cafe in Corbin, Kentucky, in 1930, after Colonel Sanders perfected his recipe and launched his global empire that put Kentucky on the map as the number one place to get fried chicken. Kentucky is not only home to that still visitable cafe. It also holds the World Chicken Festival every September in London, Kentucky with lots of family activities and all the perfectly made fried chicken you could eat. Lowcountry Oyster Trail Central Pastry ShopHoltman’s DonutsJupiter Coffee & Donuts Kelly’s BakeryMartin’s DonutsMilton’s DonutsMimi’s Donuts & BakeryOxford Doughnut ShoppeRoss BakeryStan the Donut ManThe Donut HouseThe Donut Spot Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery Cane Creek CreameryEnglish Farmstead Cheese Heritage Homestead Looking Glass CreameryOakmoon Farm &  Creamery Round Mountain Creamery Three Graces Dairy Spinning Spider CreameryYellow Branch Cheese and Pottery Addison Farms Vineyard Hickory Nut Gap Farm Linville Falls Winery Ripshin Goat Dairy Western North Carolina Cheese Trails Luigi’sBufalinaRecovery Room RestaurantRossini’s PizzaFrank Pepe Pizzeria NapoletanaModern ApizzaColony GrillWillington PizzaBARSally’s ApizzaPaul & Eddy’s PizzaHarry’s PizzaBlind Pig Pizza CompanyZuppardi’s ApizzaGrand ApizzaThe Little Rendevous Introducing the NEW ice cream trail that will take you through the state of Tennessee! It mainly hits some of the larger cities, but feel free to add your favorite small town shop to the trail. Do you happen to share a special kind of bond with Homer Simpson due to your similar donut craving habits? Well then do we got the trail for you. The Donut Trail in Butler County, OH consists of 12 family-owned doughnut shops and is celebrating its second anniversary! The best part about this trail is the uniquely outrageous doughnut flavors all along the trail, like s’mores, banana pudding, cheesecake, and even an orange juice-flavored doughnut. Pennsylvania is known for its beautiful farmland landscapes, rolling hills, and a simpler way of life. The Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail authentically celebrates this by including 12 sites that all have a creamery on a farm, which of course results in super fresh, homemade ice cream. Just when you thought the food trails couldn’t get any better. That’s right folks, Western North Carolina has a Cheese Trail! This trail has great distances and various terrain levels involved, so it’s important to plan your route ahead of time and call ahead to ensure the next cheesemakers on your list accept visitors. Pro Tip: bring a cooler to bring back your favorites. Donut Trail Ohio Harland Sanders Cafe And MuseumBeaumont InnBlue Isle Home-Style Restaurant And BarParkette Drive-InLocal FeedClaudia Sanders Dinner HouseShirley Mae’s CafeKurtz RestaurantWallace Station DeliMilkwoodMerrick InnGreyhound TavernChicken KingDasha Barbours Southern Bistro Bluffton Oyster Co.Lady’s Island OystersMay River Oyster Co.Shell Ring Oyster Company We put together the top food trails our region has to offer so you can fill your next road trip and your bellies with unforgettable experiences. Download a passport and earn a free t-shirt if you make every stop. Heads turned to Connecticut’s pizza in 1988 after the coming-of-age classic, Mystic Pizza debuted. Now, people can’t get enough of it, which is why the Connecticut Pizza Trail features not ten, not twenty, but sixty-eight pizza joints across the state. Since 2015, the trail has be rapidly growing and expanding into Connecticut’s neighboring states to share the pizza love. Coventry Parlor at Laurel LocksPatches Family CreameryFox Meadows CreameryThe Milkhouse at Oregon DairyPerrydell Farm Dairy, IncTwilight Acres, LLCChester Springs Creamery at Milky Way FarmCrystal Spring FarmFreddy Hill FarmLapp Valley FarmMerrymead FarmWay-Har Farms Ice Cream Trail in Pennsylvania Connecticut Pizza Trail Don’t worry seafood lovers, there’s a trail for you too! South Carolina is now home to the new Lowcountry Oyster Trail that’ll have you come and stay awhile when it launches at the Bluffton Seafood and Arts Festival in October, the official beginning of oyster-season. If the words Oysters Rockefeller and Blackened Local Wreckfish with Fried Oysters and Rice Middlins is making it to hard to wait until the fall, Head north to the Virginia Oyster Trail. Fried Chicken Trail in Kentucky Tennessee Ice Cream Trail Sheridan’s Frozen Custard Bobbie’s Dairy Dip Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Clumpies Ice Cream Co. Milk and Honey Tic-Toc Ice Cream Parlor Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lablast_img read more

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3 credit unions trends on big data

first_imgby: Paul AblackOn October 16, 2014 I attended an afternoon of presentations and discussions on Big Data with a focus on information and insights for capital markets professionals. The event was a joint live broadcast of theCUBE and #BigDataNYC.The meeting started with Wikibon Senior Analyst Jeff Kelly presenting compelling findings and insights on Big Data adoption in the enterprise and analysis of the companies best positioned to take advantage of the Big Data opportunity.Mr. Kelly’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion, facilitated by Wikibon CEO David Vellante. The panel discussion was focused on how Big Data executives are positioning their companies to compete and grow in this exploding market. Panelists include Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly, Tresata CEO Abhi Mehta, Amy O’Connor, who ran Nokia’s Big Data practice and former Cowen and Company Analyst Peter Goldmacher.My goal in attending the presentation was to understand the Big Data trends and what credit unions should take away from Wikibon’s perspective on Big Data. Below are the 3 trends that credit union CEOs should be aware of… continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei, ProPublicaNew York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, invested billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes.But the university does less than many other schools when it comes to one thing: helping its poor students.A ProPublica analysis based on new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled with huge federal loans. The school’s Pell Grant recipients – students from families that make less than $30,000 a year – owe an average of $23,250 in federal loans after graduation.That’s more federal loan debt than low-income students take on at for-profit giant University of Phoenix, though NYU graduates have higher earnings and default less on their debt.NYU is not the only university with a billion-dollar endowment to leave its poorest students with heavy debt loads. More than a quarter of the nation’s 60 wealthiest universities leave their low-income students owing an average of more than $20,000 in federal loans.At the University of Southern California, which has a $4.6 billion endowment, low-income students graduate with slightly more debt than NYU’s graduates: $23,375. At Boston University ($1.5 billion endowment), it’s $27,000, and at Wake Forest University ($1.1 billion endowment) low-income students graduate with $29,150 in debt.This new data on student debt is drawn from numbers that the Obama administration assembled as part of a planned effort to create grades for every college. In the face of fierce lobbying from universities, the administration backed away, but has made much of the data public on a new website called College Scorecard. ProPublica has used that material to create Debt By Degrees, an interactive database that allows you to search information for almost 7,000 schools. The data provides an unprecedented level of detail on the financial burden that the poorest college students face, showing for the first time how much federal debt poor students take on compared to their wealthier peers, and how well these students are able to repay their loans. The database also shows how much graduates earn on average after leaving school.The implications of these numbers can be far-reaching. Studies have shown that even small debts can increase a student’s chances of dropping out, particularly for minorities and low-income students. Also, federal loans, which are typically capped at $27,000 over four years, often don’t cover the full expense of college. Many students also take on private bank loans or work jobs outside school.“Student debt is not the same to every borrower,” said Mark Huelsman, a senior analyst at Demos, a public policy nonprofit. “It can look a lot different to a first generation student from a very modest economic background than to someone going to graduate school getting a law degree.”Indeed, undergraduates take a fraction of the loans of graduate students but default at much higher rates. Debt can put low-income young adults at a disadvantage for years to come, limiting a graduate’s ability to save, get a mortgage, or get the job they aspire to.“At the end of the day, you’re talking about households that don’t have nearly as much wealth to fall back on,” said Huelsman.Rebecca Arthur wanted nothing more than to study photography at Tisch, NYU’s arts school. Her mother, however, made less than $25,000 a year working at a nursing home, so Arthur knew the school’s four-year price tag of over $250,000 would be a stretch. When Arthur was accepted, she was shocked – not only because she had gotten into her dream school, but also because the school only offered modest financial aid.“The first bill was $32,000 and it was more than my mom made in a year,” she said. “Why would they accept me if they knew I couldn’t afford it?”Arthur tried to crowdfund the remaining amount of her tuition, but it was only when her mother died a month before school started that NYU agreed to take a second look at her financial aid package. Although they increased her aid, she works four jobs and expects to graduate with over $24,000 in loans.“The one downside to NYU is that money is always a big problem,” said Arthur, who is now a sophomore at the university. “People that really want [to go to NYU] and deserve it shouldn’t have to fight for it.”In response to recent criticism of its financial priorities, NYU says it has more than doubled financial aid in the last decade and that average student debt has decreased significantly in the past five years. The school also enrolls a greater percentage of Pell Grant recipients than other elite schools. Finally, NYU points out that its endowment is actually quite modest on a per-student basis, since NYU has far more students than many other elite universities.“NYU is deeply concerned about the issues of cost and debt,” John Beckman, NYU’s vice president for public affairs, told ProPublica. “NYU has made tremendous strides in improving financial aid.” NYU’s full response can be found here.While NYU students average debt from both federal and private loans has gone down in the past five years, it’s about the same as a decade ago. And though NYU’s financial aid has doubled over the past decade, its revenue from tuition and fees has nearly doubled as well. Faculty and students have protested NYU’s $6 billion expansion plan, saying more should be spent on financial aid.A government report released today along with the data noted just how wide a disparity there can be in the prices poor students pay at competitor schools: Poor students pay an average of $8,086 per year at Columbia University ($8.2 billion endowment) versus $25,441 at NYU.“Schools talk so much about how they’re about helping low-income students,” said Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America Foundation. “But their words and actions are so different.”Overall, students at nonprofit universities fare far better than those at for-profit schools and community colleges. One recent study shows that students at public and nonprofit schools typically have lower default rates and higher earnings.Out of the nearly 2,000 nonprofit colleges that ProPublica analyzed, a handful of wealthy schools do particularly well in serving the needs of low-income students.Vassar College, with an endowment of close to $1 billion, charges its poorest students a quarter of what NYU does, and they graduate with less than half the debt.Only a decade ago, Vassar looked little different than NYU. However, in 2006, the school hired a new president, Catharine Bond Hill, an academic who specializes in college access and affordability. During her first few years, Hill instituted need-blind admissions, accepting students regardless of their financial background. She also created a policy of replacing loans with grants to poorer students. And to bolster low-income applicants to the school, she initiated an aggressive recruiting campaign in poorer neighborhoods, partnering with pre-existing college prep programs.After 10 years, these changes have made Vassar one of the most affordable colleges in the country for low-income students. Today, over 20 percent of Vassar students receive Pell Grants. That’s double the percentage of low-income students of a decade ago.“Schools that have the resources should be giving out more in need-based grant aid,” Hill told ProPublica.Other schools that have helped level the playing field for low-income students include Amherst College and Williams College, both in Western Massachusetts. Nearly 20 percent of students at these schools receive Pell Grants and they graduate with less than $10,000 of federal loans. Berea College in Kentucky charges no tuition and only accepts low-income students.Vassar’s Hill told ProPublica that other wealthy schools need to do more to recruit low-income students and to make college affordable for them. A White House report that accompanied today’s data release notes that poor kids are often discouraged by schools’ sticker prices, and do not know that they might qualify for financial aid.“We know there are talented students out there and recent work has shown there are ways to get them into our pools,” Hill said.Harvard ($35.9 billion endowment), Princeton ($20.9 billion endowment), and Yale ($23.9 billion endowment) all give generous support and even free tuition to low-income students. But they do not enroll many of them. At Harvard, only 10 percent of the students receive Pell Grants.Asked about their modest number of low-income students, a Harvard official said that school is committed to enrolling the best students, regardless of their financial circumstances.Co-author Sisi Wei was a paid adjunct professor at NYU in spring 2015.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

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Trump doesn’t have democratic values

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion His mother was an Scottish immigrant. Donald Trump grew up in a home with no basis for absorbing democratic ideals. As a result, he reflects that lack in his attitudes and behavior. He’s the only president who didn’t grow up immersed in democratic principles.This helps explain his affinity for despots and dictators. They exhibit tendencies and traits he learned at home. He didn’t grow from the inside out as a product of a democratic environment. He will not, cannot, change. He will continue to attack our institutions and ideals because at his core, they are offensive to the way he was raised.From the inside out, I was raised to love democratic principles. I fear those in power who don’t share those values.Frank ElflandCharlton More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right wayEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.Saratoga Springs bank sues operators of Golden Corral restaurants over Paycheck Protection loansSaratoga Sheriff: Providence man ID’d as motorcyclist killed in crash with deer Democracy is a concept that requires immersion. As you grow up in a democratic society, the nuances of how and why it works are integrated into who you are as a person.That’s why freeing a nation of a despot doesn’t automatically mean its people will embrace democratic principles. You can’t paint the understanding of democratic principles on those who have no basis for accepting them.I have tried to come to grips with why Donald Trump has so little understanding or appreciation for how the American form of governance works.Democracy wasn’t a family value for the Trumps. Donald’s father, Fred, grew up in America in a German-speaking household. His grandparents were products of 18th century Germany — no bastion of democracy.last_img read more

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All in the family: Sri Lanka’s political Rajapaksa dynasty

first_img ‘The Patriarch’ Mahinda Rajapaksa, 74, is the patriarch of the family and served as prime minister in 2004 and then president from 2005 until January 2015.  ‘Mr. Ten Percent’ Basil Rajapaksa, 69, is a political strategist who managed the economy under Mahinda.He was called “Mr. Ten Percent” in a BBC interview in reference to commissions he allegedly took from government contracts.Subsequent administrations failed to prove any charges he syphoned off millions of dollars from state coffers, but he still faces several prosecutions for corruption and unexplained wealth.As a dual US-Sri Lankan citizen he was prohibited from standing for elected office but is currently a senior adviser to the government. ‘The Bodyguard’ Chamal Rajapaksa, 77, was speaker of the Sri Lankan parliament when brother Mahinda was president and is also a former minister of shipping and aviation. Formerly a police officer, he once served as a personal bodyguard to Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world’s first woman prime minister.He is expected to continue to serve in the prime minister’s cabinet in the new government to be formed after the polls. Here are the key members of the dynasty:  ‘The Terminator’ Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 71, was the main lieutenant of Mahinda during his reign, holding the influential post of secretary to the ministry of defence with responsibility for day-to-day control of the armed forces and police.Dubbed “The Terminator” by his own family, he is feared by foes for his short temper.He has faced several corruption allegations, but his court cases have been frozen or withdrawn as he enjoys immunity after winning the presidency in 2019.center_img Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa family will likely consolidate power after Wednesday’s parliamentary elections.The powerful clan has held sway over the country’s politics for decades, as well as having a major influence in key state institutions such as the national airline and state corporations.Close relatives have also been appointed to top diplomatic posts abroad.  He was appointed prime minister a second time by his brother Gotabaya in November.Mahinda is adored by the Sinhala-Buddhist majority for crushing separatist Tamil rebels in May 2009 following a highly controversial military offensive that ended a decades-long civil war.During his rule Sri Lanka also moved closer to China, borrowing almost $7 billion for infrastructure projects — many of which turned into white elephants mired in corruption. The ScionNamal Rajapaksa, 34, a lawyer, is the scion of the family dynasty and the eldest son of Mahinda.He entered parliament in 2010 aged just 24.During his father’s decade in power, Namal was highly influential although he did not hold any portfolio.The former regime accused him of money laundering and other corruption charges, for which he still faces trial.He is expected to play a key role in the new administration, and observers say Mahinda is grooming him to become a future president.Topics :last_img read more

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Single motherhood tied to poorer health in later life

first_imgReuters 21 May 2015Raising a child alone may take a lasting toll, leading to poorer health and more struggles with daily tasks after age 50, according to a new international study.Social safety nets and resources from extended families may blunt this effect in some countries more than others, and researchers found the association with poor health was strongest in the U.S., England, Sweden and Denmark, compared to southern European countries.“We had anticipated that single mothers in the U.S. would do poorly given that so many single moms are poor or low wage workers and that the U.S. lacks most basic social protections for single mothers compared to other countries,” said lead author Dr. Lisa F. Berkman of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.“What was surprising was that U.K. women did about the same as the U.S. single women,” and single mothers in Scandinavian countries seemed to be at risk as well, Berkman told Reuters Health by email.Scandinavia has some of the stronger maternity leave and basic anti-poverty programs, but women there still had a tough time, she said.“We suspect that the basic social protection was still very helpful to them but not sufficient to protect these women,” she said. “They still tend to be poorer than married mothers and it may be that their work situations were challenging and that their extended families were not as supportive as those in Southern European countries.”http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/21/us-single-motherhood-elder-health-idUSKBN0O627X20150521last_img read more

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Don’t dispense liquor to minors, sellers told

first_imgTo ensure that his directive is carried out, he is requiring sellers to demand valid identification cards (IDs) from buyers as proof that the latter are of legal age. * Retail stores, when purchasing in bulk, should present a copy of their business permit. Dispensers of liquor should not sell to minors, Treñas stressed. * Wine and champagne should only be sold at a maximum quantity of four liters per person per day. * All other types of liquor should be sold at a maximum quantity based on the alcohol content of the aforementioned alcoholic beverages He also cited “the many other important activities undertaken by our security personnel” and the “advice coming from various sectors.” ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas may have lifted the liquor ban but this did not mean everyone was free to buy alcoholic beverages. In Executive Order No. 075-A (An Executive Order Amending Executive Order No. 075, Series of 2020 which implements the General Community Quarantine in Iloilo City), Treñas  set the following conditions for the lifting of  alcoholic beverages: * Beer should only be sold at a maximum quantity of one case per person per day. The mayor previously said he was settling a limit to the volume of alcoholic beverages that an individual could buy. Appropriate penalties will be imposed on establishments and individuals who violate the executive order, according to Treñas. In case the buyer does not have a valid ID, the seller should get the former’s name, address and age for future contact tracing, said Treñas. * Whisky, brandy, gin, and rum should only be sold at a maximum quantity of two liters per person per day. The legal age in the country is 18 years old. Those below 18 are considered minors. “I am only human. I make wrong decisions. But I will try to make less of these wrong decisions,” said Treñas. “Abi ko didto sila sa sulod sang balay mainum kag mapasiguro ang kalinong kag katawhay. Ti, nagwa pa sila. Ang iban waay facemask, nagdugang pa gid sang risk sang (COVID-19) infection.” “There were several reported incidents and complaints (of) abuse in (the) consumption of alcohol, and violations of physical distancing measures, hence the need to re-impose the prohibition on the sale and consumption of liquor,” according to Treñas. Since May 16 when he lifted the liquor ban in line with the city’s transition from enhanced community quarantine to general community quarantine, Treñas said there had been no alcohol-related troubling incidents in the city and he was thankful for this. “Various incidents due to intoxicated persons” promoted him to backtrack, according to Treñas. Covered by the ban were “any form of liquor or alcohol, beverages, or any alcoholic drink containing a specific percentage of alcohol by volume or weight which may be in the form of whisky, brandy, gin, rum, cordial, cocktail, wine, champagne, vermouth, basi, tuba, sake, beer, ale, stout, and the like.” The mayor previously lifted the liquor ban on April 21 but reimposed it the next day. It was a mistake, he acknowledged. He added: “I would rather be attacked for coming out with an order re-imposing the ban of alcoholic beverages than compromising the city,” said Treñas. “Ang importante nga if we make wrong decisions, right away we come up with a better decision, ma-correct ta dayun.”/PNlast_img read more

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