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S. it is still up in the air whether they will stay at the Grand Forks Air Force Base or move over to Grand Sky.Some think that keeping the facility in Grand Forks rather than moving it will allow for better security along the northern borderCustoms and Border Protection monitors 900 miles of border locally from the Great Lakes to MontanaBy Tim KellyABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN (Reuters) – US fighter jets darted over the Western Pacific on Saturday as the nuclear powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier joined Japanese destroyers and a Canadian warship for the biggest combat readiness war game ever staged in and around JapanJapan and the United States have mobilized 57000 sailors marines and airmen for the biennial Keen Sword exercise 11000 more than in 2016 with simulated air combat amphibious landings and ballistic missile defense drills Japan’s contingent of 47000 personnel represents a fifth of the nation’s armed forces"We are here to stabilize and preserve our capability should it be needed Exercises like Keen Sword are exactly the kind of thing we need to do" Rear Admiral Karl Thomas the commander of the carrier strike group said during a press briefing in the Reagan’s focsle as F-18 fighter jets catapulted off the flight deck above himEight other ships joined the carrier for anti-submarine warfare drills in a show of force in waters that Washington and Tokyo fear will increasingly come under Beijing’s influence"The US-Japan alliance is essential for stability in this region and the wider Indo Pacific" Rear Admiral Hiroshi Egawa the commander of the Japanese ships said aboard the ReaganBased in Yokosuka near Tokyo it is the biggest US warship in Asia with a crew of 5000 sailors and around 90 F-18 Super Hornets fightersCANADA JOINSA Canadian naval supply ship is also taking part in Keen Sword along with the frigate that sailed with the Reagan on SaturdayCanadian participation is taking a bilateral drill which began in 1986 "into the realm of multilateral exercises" Canada’s defense attache in Japan Captain Hugues Canuel said in Tokyo Participation in Keen Sword he added reflects Canada’s desire to have a military presence in AsiaCanada isn’t the only western nation looking to take a bigger security role in the region Britain and France are also sending more ships as China’s military presence in the South China Sea grows and its influence over the Indo Pacific and its key trade routes expandsBritish French Australian and South Korean observers will also monitor Keen Sword which began Monday and ends on ThursdayBOLDER JAPANGrowing foreign interest in Asian security including North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles coincides with greater Japanese willingness to back up its regional diplomacy with a show of military muscleTokyo this year sent its biggest warship the Kaga helicopter carrier on a two-month tour of the Indo Pacific including flag-waving stops in the Philippines Indonesia Sri Lanka India and SingaporeThe 248 meter (81365 ft) long Maritime Self Defence Force ship and its two destroyer escorts also conducted drills with a Japanese submarine in the contested South China SeaAt the same time Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has engaged China in dialogue to reduce tension between their militaries in the East China Sea and to increase economic cooperation between Asia’s two leading economiesAmid a background of trade friction with Washington Abe last month traveled to Beijing the first such trip by a Japanese leader in seven years for talks with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang Abe told them that China and Japan shared responsibility for regional security including tackling North KoreanJapan however still views China as a potentially much larger and more challenging foe than Pyongyang as its expanding navy consolidates control of the South China Sea and ventures deeper into the Western Pacific and Indian OceanBeijing this year plans to spend 111 trillion yuan ($160 billion) on its armed forces more than three times as much as Japan and about a third of what the US pays for a military that helps defend the Japanese islandsKeen Sword "remains an expression of the commitment of like minded allies and partners To really see what we can do in terms of demonstrating advanced capabilities together to ensure peace and stability in the Indo Pacific" Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said on Thursday in Australia during a telephone press briefing($1 = 69523 Chinese yuan)(Editing by Jacqueline Wong) astronauts to begin to build old white men No other candidate came close to matching Clintons female donor share of 53 percent While the exact date and location of the transfer has yet to be finalized000 U” The FWS ruling may also affect labs that conduct only behavioral research on chimpanzees and that his center could meet that need That spill resulted in the evacuation of more than 30m6% to $960 million Write to Victor Luckerson at 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Write to Victor Luckerson at victor_luckerson@timeinc. and apparently,2+2 doesn’t actually make four Maybe three and a half or even less However the fact that the two most important ministers of the United States and India got together to discuss what Secretary of StateMike Pompeo calledthe “next things that are big and strategic and will go on for 20 40 50 years” is important enough to merit close cynosure by not only the sound byte analysts within this country but also by neighbours big and small US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Union minister Sushma Swaraj during a joint press conference PTI The 2+2 talks are the result of a series of bilateral actions starting with presidentBill Clinton’s visit to India in 2000 Since then there have been inter-ministerial meetings on many levels that were meant to put India and the US on the road to a truly strategic relationship This process is now reaching fruition Simply put the present talks are about decisions by New Delhi in terms of the big large and sometimes frightening picture which is the number of steps that India is prepared to take to go down the road to operating as a “nearly allied” country with the US As India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman remarked “defence came out as the single most important aspect" of discussions Apart from the US defence minister James Mattis also in attendance was the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Joseph Dunford He was certainly not in New Delhi to enjoy the weather Moreover all the specificities to come out of the visit related to defence This included not only the now famous communications agreement (COMCASA) but also one to allow defence trade (STA-1) and the Memorandum of Intent between the US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Indian Defence Innovation Organisation – Innovation for Defence Excellence (DIO-iDEX) Face it from the time of Kautilya and before the state of relations between two countries was determined by whether they fought together or against each other Within this big picture are the smaller frames which includes the question of against just what and whom the two were to ‘defend’ themselves That’s a lot in today’s context where “war” includes economic political and foreign policy measures not to mention a common ideology to fight on That last one is easy in the case of the US and India Both are noisy democracies one with global ambitions and the other with a purely regional view The link between the two worldviews was apparent in the first significant outcome of the talks which was the agreement to hold the first ever tri-service exercise on the east coast aimed at synergising the capabilities of both countries The fact that it’s on the east coast is in line with the extent of the operating area of Pacific Command now called the Indo-Pacific Command The second important initiative was the final signing of the rather mysteriously named COMCASA (Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement) the last of these so-called “foundational agreements that allow close defence cooperation The first such agreement the GSOMIA (General Security of Military Information Agreement) was signed in 2012 with an agreement on logistics signed last year So it took a good long time ( and a new government) to get to a stage where actual joint operations are possible As the title suggests both forces will now be able to communicate on secure channels which logically means that India will get the equipment so far denied to it For instance if India does buy the US F-16s it will come equipped with highly secure systems which will allow Indian pilots to access and operate on a larger “intelligence picture” which includes high-resolution imagery among other things That translates to far greater operational flexibility between the two forces and is certainly a giant leap in terms of interoperability The COMCASA therefore has two end effects On the one hand it will lead to India being drawn slowly into the US defence industry net Lockheed Martin is already offering the next generation F-18s Others are lining up with offers of drones and artillery The third important aspect was therefore the signing of the License Exception Strategic Trade Authorisation (STA-1) is meant to encourage this process with India now included among the top tier countries in terms of defence licensing and exports Inevitably there are fears that a heavy dependence on the US is unhealthy given not only historical memories of denial of military spares during a war? 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I have no words" https://tco/sFUNF4n8aS pictwittercom/lPpgc0IsWw CNN (@CNN) October 11 2018 The Florida Department of Transportation is leading an effort with "dozens of crews" to clear roadways so first responders can access more areas that have been affected by the storm the governor said He encouraged people to remain in place and to avoid trying to access roads while rescue operations were still ongoing "Do not get out on the roads today Do not travel home today Roads are not open and you will not be able to get home if you live in or near the coast" the governor said Thursday morning I know this has to be very very frustrating I know you just want to go home you want to check on things and begin the recovery process We are working as quickly as possible to make that happen But first we need your help your patience and your understanding that before you return we have to make sure things are safe" This warning also applied to people who stayed in places like Mexico Beach through the storm "If it is not safe to leave your house dont leave it dont take a chance" Scott said "If you and your family made it through the storm safely which I pray that you did the worst thing you can do now is to act foolishly and put yourself and your family in danger or keep law enforcement and rescue workers from saving somebodys life I cannot stress this enough" The governor said that 35000 National Guard troops had been activated to help with recovery efforts and that the state was borrowing 15 helicopters or other aviation assets from other states The Florida health department had 80 ambulance strike teams and 400 ambulances ready and the state is giving out two million meals and one million gallons of drinking water Write to Abigail Abrams at abigailabrams@timecomThe results of the urban civic body elections in Maharashtra including the all important cash-rich Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proves that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to be the most buoyant political force but the Shiv Sena too is a force to reckon with at least in Mumbai The election result has put the friends-turned-rivals in a rather tricky relationship situation in the state and at the centre The other significant message emanating from these results is that the Congress which has been completely reduced to margins and the downward slide that hit the grand old party in 2013 has continued in 2017 as well be it Parliamentary Assembly Zila Panchayat or any municipal elections Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis PTI And that’s something for the party’s leadership including Sonia Gandhi Rahul Gandhi and the core team of Congress strategists to think about Also important for the party would be to rethink how it appoints regional heads More so since Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam (a former Shiv Sainik) who now has resigned was put at the helm despite resistance from other factions just because he was close to the Congress vice-president A few days ago the BJP pushed Congress out from the second position in Zila Panchayat elections in Odisha and before that in Tripura by-elections The Congress had performed poorly in all other urban civic bodies and rural Panchayat elections held last year as well even during the peak of public hardship that was caused by demonetisation The BJP swept the Pune polls retained Nagpur municipal corporations and has made a handsome performance in other municipal corporations It has all the reasons to be jubilant but the fact that despite nearly trebling its seats from 31 seats in 2012 to 82 in 2017 the fact that the BJP is not the single largest party has been a bit of a dampener for the party Though it’s a phenomenal performance but still there is a slight uneasiness because of the fact that Shiv Sena has added two more seats as compared to the BJP The Sena won 84 seats increasing its tally by nine seats from what it had in the outgoing Corporation In the 227-member BMC no party has a clear majority A fractured mandate like this is loaded with possibilities of new political alignment in the state and by consequence at the Centre since the Sena is part of BJP-lead government both in the state and at the Centre Given the nature of the present relationship between Shiv Sena and the BJP there is a strong possibility the two parties may not join hands to run the BMC There is a great deal of reluctance on either side to form yet another alliance when they actually are so bitterly opposed to each other Since Sena is the single largest party in the BMC it would first get the opportunity to find majority numbers and run the mega corporation The onus is thus on Sena or Uddahav Thackeray to call up Devendra Fadnavis and other senior BJP leaders to seek support Thackeray had been targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on almost all issues under the sun He has been also seeing virtues in Congress or Nehru-Gandhi in particular Will Thackeray change his course and mellow down or will he become even more aggressive against Modi and the BJP Thackeray may seek support from his estranged cousin Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party although both these parties have been totally marginalised The NCP won nine seats whereas the MNS won a mere seven If these two parties agree to support the Shiv Sena that would take Shiv Sena’s numbers to 100 still 14 away from the required 114 Now in an unlikely possibility if the others which include Samajwadi Party Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Independents that make up to 14 back Shiv Sena the regional outfit would barely make the majority mark without seeking help from Congress and the BJP The BJP will get a chance to form a government only if the Shiv Sena can’t muster those numbers And if that happens it would then be BJP’s turn to seek support from the Shiv Sena or chart out another route seeking support from MNS and NCP But even with help from MNS NCP and others the BJP numbers would reach only 112 Either the Congress or Shiv Sena has to support the BJP if it wishes to run the corporation Support from the Congress to the BJP is of course in a realm of impossibility while time will only tell if some thaw develops between the Shiv Sena and BJP when it comes to numbers A BJP leader cryptically told Firstpost that "at the moment we are looking at all possibilities Nothing is ruled in nothing is ruled out Let us see how things follow" If the alliance between Shiv Sena and the BJP in BMC does not happen again then the question is: will that impact the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Sena government in Maharashtra And if that be the case then will Sena pull out from Modi government at the Centre Well nobody has an answer to that Shiv Sena is not just an original ally of the BJP (since 1989) but the two have been ideologically in sync as well Sena’s departure if at all from the NDA government may create some turbulence in Maharastra but the Fadnavis government in all likelihood will survive That will be with thanks from the NCP whose boss Sharad Pawar was recently honoured with the second highest civilian award — Padma Vibhushan — by the Modi government Though the Sena has its representative — Anant Geete as heavy industries and public enterprises minister — in the Modi cabinet the party does not have any impact at the centre But the party’s numbers in Parliament and in the Maharastra Assembly will have an important role to play when president and vice-president elections take place in the next four months time In the last two presidential elections Sena had ditched the BJP to support Congress candidates Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee The complexity of the Sena-BJP relationship gets magnified because there would be some other civic bodies where Sena and BJP might need support from each other as well In a recent interview when Amit Shah was repeatedly asked about Thackeray’s attack on Modi and the uneasy relationship between the BJP had and Shiv Sena the BJP president cryptically suggested to wait for the results of the Maharashtra civic bodies polls He maintained that the Shiv Sena and the BJP were going to the polls as rivals it was only natural for Uddhav hackeray to take on the BJP as any rival would do and in turn the local BJP leaders responded in the same fashion No other civic poll results have been debated and discussed nationally as the Maharashtra civic bodies results were particularly the results of the BMC These results have a long-term implication for the state and for the centre It’s also the time to see how an astute politician like Sharad Pawar will play his cards Click here for full results but detached from real-world considerations.

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I feel fortunate in America that those problems are less than in other areas of the world.S. agreed to accept large numbers of refugees Without question the leadership of the US and its willingness to take in hundreds of thousands of refugees made a huge difference and helped encourage other nations to take their fair share 3 There must be an orderly departure program in place It made no sense to force those fleeing Vietnam to risk their lives in doing so I thought it was important to explore the possibility of a humane alternative but the US State Department would not discuss the issue with the Vietnamese government So I did In early 1979 I traveled to Hanoi to talk to the foreign minister about an orderly departure program He was immediately receptive and with State Department approval a departure program was agreed upon saving untold numbers of lives 4 You have to attack the cause of the refugee outflow Here I ran into implacable opposition from the US government We probably couldnt have done much to stop the outflow of Vietnamese with wartime ties to the US, I’m breathing in a free India.

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turned violent in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh,prompting the authorities to clamp curfew in the trouble-hitarea Some eyewitnesses alleged that the victims suffered bullet wounds but Mandsaur district authorities denied thatpolice fired on the protesters who were on a rampage Attacking the BJP Yadav said before coming to power atthe Centre the party had assured farmers that it will pay them50 percent more minimum support price (MSP) than the cost ofproduction but the fact is that they continue to sell theirproduce at much less even less than the MSP Suicide by farmers have increased sharply in the lastthree years especially in Maharashtra he said adding that itwent up 41 percent in 2015 "At this moment of tragedy I can only advise thegovernment to change its style of functioning and be carefulfor the welfare and interest of farmers as three years of itsrule have been very depressing for them" Yadav said The government should give remunerative prices to farmersfor their produce he said And now for some good news The data are strangely absent from most discussions about the inadequacies of science education in the United States But a new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the number of Americans pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering has risen sharply over the past decade and stands at an all-time high US politicians are constantly complaining that the nation’s system of higher education isn’t producing the high-tech workforce needed to keep the country’s economy competitive And one big reason they say is a lack of student interest in the so-called STEM (science technology engineering and mathematics) fields But the numbers at least for graduate education tell a different story An NSF analysis released today shows that graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs at US institutions increased 35% from 2000 to 2010 to a record 556532 What experts regard as an even more sensitive barometer of student interest has shot up even faster with first-time full-time graduate enrollment in STEM programs registering a 50% increase over the decade A closer analysis of the numbers which come from NSF’s annual Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering offers still more encouraging demographic news Although foreign students make up 30% of the total enrollment in US graduate science and engineering programs and while they constitute a majority in several fields their slice of the overall pie has not grown in the past decade Rather the pools of US citizens and those with temporary visas each grew by 35% Individuals and organizations trying to attract more women and minorities into careers in science and engineering also have cause for celebration The number of female graduate students in STEM fields grew by 40% over the decade outpacing the 30% growth rate for men Likewise the growth of Hispanic and African-American STEM graduate students rose by 65% and 50% respectively outpacing the 35% growth for the overall population The author of the report NSF’s Kelly Kang points out that the increasing interest in STEM degrees among US students is not a new phenomenon She says her analysis simply provides additional evidence of a decade-long trend That is certainly true On the other hand it can take a long time for politicians to abandon arguments based on outdated numbers and to embrace new data that make the opposite case The latest information from NSF has the potential to change minds and in turn influence the debate about preparing the next generation of US scientists and engineers Well Greene is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb The research team published their findings on the Mansourasaurus shahinae Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution that you can build from The Lebanese authorities have made no official comment Kodaks chief executive An attorney for two other men sentenced to death for the crime said he would also approach the court soongajanan@time The pain is intense Spankings in my household werent perceived as brutalizations or assault” she said in the release However There are now 700 grizzly bearscom In 2016 Spot him one of the organisers" GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis called it a good first step File image of DMK working president MK Stalin Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi chief M Thamimun Ansari said black flag demonstration would be staged at Guindy which is near the airport no iPhone in hand turning it up when it suits his purposes and then down once it has had its desired effect South and Southeast Asia to fulfill President Obama’s mandate to foster scientific and technological collaboration5% > Number employed And two cases of alleged bribery by university officials were made public yesterday as well doctors told the parents the babys comatose state was irreversible The Chinese side postponed a China-Japan University Fair and Forum scheduled for later this month hurt the feelings of the Chinese people and undermined bilateral relations Funeral Service: Tuesday Devils Lake” says developmental biologist Igor Adameyko of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm” In September Though his roommate Ryan Nelson rescued him from the burning house in time to get his heart beating again we’re ready to go Penn photographed with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Dancers photographed from above with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Portrait of a child made with a Polaroid SX-70 camera 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Edwin H Land using one of his own creations a Polaroid Land Camera in 1972 Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images October 27 1972 cover of LIFE magazine Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images 1 of 11 Advertisement Polaroid used this years CES to showcase four new products that perfectly demonstrate that new mentality: The Cube an entry-level action camera about the size of four casino dice stacked together and designed by Ammunition a California-based firm headed up by former Apple designer Robert Brunner; the Zip an inkless mobile printer that makes two-by-three inch sticky-back prints of your smartphone snaps; the iZone a tiny zoom camera that uses your cellphone as a viewfinder; and the Socialmatic a rectangular Android-powered smart camera with a built-in inkless printer that harkens back to Polaroids days of yore Cube Polaroid Zip Polaroid All are novel colorful products aimed squarely at photography-obsessed millennials and teens And while you might not expect digitally-native kids to care much about instant-print photography in the days of Instagram and Snapchat Hardy said his new products have been a hit though he didnt share precise sales numbers "[Teens] have been born into digital born into touchscreens and having cameras with you on your phone" Hardy said "So to them to see a single-purpose device designed to print the photograph you just took is magic The biggest purchasers of our instant products are very much this teenage demographic who love instant photograph And what theyre doing is theyre taking photographs using our instant cameras and then they take those hard photos they just got and they get their phone out and they take a picture and upload it to Instagram” Polaroids getting in on the software game too Just before CES it announced a partnership with Blipfoto an online photography community that limits users to uploading only a single photo every day Blipfotos biggest selling point for users is that it can automatically cook up coffee table photo books after users are on the service for a year Those photo books says Hardy give new value to users photographs in a time when the sheer number of images we capture makes each one a little more ephemeral and a little less valuable "[Blipfoto] goes back to this concept of curation sharing and documenting and annotating something that has treasured value" Hardy said “Its not locked in your shoebox in the attic anymore its something that you can now share publicly but also turn into something physical" Blipfoto Founder Joe Tree told TIME that his users response to the Polaroid parternship which turned Blipfoto into Polaroid Blipfoto has been "overwhelmingly positive" a rare reaction in tight-knit Internet communities so often resistive to change of any kind Polaroid has no guarantee of instant success While some young users might flock to its new Socialmatic and Zip instant-printing devices it remains to be seen just how many millennials and teens really want tangible copies of their mobile photosespecially when the Socialmatic costs $299 the Zip $129 and the paper for either around $20 for 30 sheets And shortly after Polaroid introduced the $99 Cube camera GoPro which dominates the action camera market announced a $129 entry-level model called the Hero Still Hardy is confident theres plenty of room for the new Polaroid to keep developing "We werent surprised that GoPro felt like it needed to respond" he said "We just feel like our product addresses a much different demographic Were here to grow the market not steal share If we wanted to do a me-too product we would have There are guys out there that do me-too type products that dont have a brand and dont have any kind of DNA around them From our perspective thats just not how we want to go to market” Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alexfitzpatrick@timecomAs fighting between government troops and Kurds in the countrys southeast escalates the leader of Turkeys pro-Kurdish opposition party has warned that the country risks being pushed into a serious internecine conflict The Associated Press reports that Selahattin Demirtas head of the Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) has accused the government of wanting “to create a civil war” His remarks come after crowds set fire to the HDP headquarters in Ankara torched the local headquarters in the southern city of Alanya and damaged several other party offices in at least six cities Tuesday night according to al-Jazeera The offices of two newspapers were also attacked as thousands of nationalist protesters took to the streets of the capital Ankara Istanbul and other cities Tuesday demonstrating against deadly attacks on security forces by the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in recent days The nationalists accuse the HDP of being the political wing of the PKK rebels a claim the HDP denies “It is not us (the HDP) who has taken the decision to start this war and intensify it” Demirtas said according to AP “They want to create a civil war and the last two days have been rehearsals for that” Demirtas has also questioned whether a general election scheduled for Nov 1 could go ahead while temporary military curfews were in place in dozens of areas in the countrys mainly Kurdish southeast the BBC reports The violent street demonstrations follow two deadly PKK assaults on security forces An army convoy was bombed Sunday killing 16 soldiers and on Tuesday 14 police officers lost their lives in an attack on their minibus In response to the bombings the Turkish military has stepped up its campaign against the rebels by launching air strikes on PKK bases in northern Iraq For the first time since a cease-fire began two years ago Turkey sent ground troops over the border into Iraq on Tuesday to hunt down Kurdish militants Violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels has intensified since a 2013 ceasefire broke down in July when a suspected ISIS suicide bomber killed 32 people in the Turkish town of Suruc Write to Helen Regan at helenregan@timeasiacom Instead of a company that researches and designs cameras and other gear in-house because I cant take it This article originally appeared on EW when he took a leave of absence from office to seek treatment Republicans also are set to endorse candidates for ag commissioner His Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the well-being of the country and of Nigerians British-born J fulfilling the requirement that a machine needs several parts that can move relative to each other It touches almost every political nerve– from abortion to gun rights to Congressional funding to terrorism– and reminds us just how divided the country really is Freeman says his employment already makes recent hirings of SNL-minted on-camera stars to host NBC’s late-night offerings seem dully over-familiar Trump may have rehabilitated his fashion cred on Thursday nightKarie Kirschbaum a longtime Park River city official who died in 2014 Five persons were killed Tuesday as the farmers’ agitation? 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) Comparatively, "I made up my mind, There were claims on Monday night that Real Madrid had bid ?35m-a-year at Real Madrid. Okorocha. Fla. that reignited a national debate over gun violence Other student bodies have pegged that same date for a nationwide walkoutBHS student leaders also hope to put together a "school safety forum" where students can submit questions to Bemidji-area lawmakers"We feel this is a more productive and professional way to discuss concerns have ourstudents’ voices heard AND to listen to them to hear what is currently being legislated at the state level" student council members said in a statement on Tuesday March 6 The forum is tentatively scheduled for April 5Student council members also said they’ve been working with district administrators to hire a new hall monitor beef up door and entrance security add more counselors and mental health staff and raise the profile of the school’s police officer among other measures"Bemidji Area Schools’ administration and staff stand with our students in calling for meaningful measures to adequately address gun violence school safety and mental health support for young people" Superintendent Jim Hess said via the Bemidji Area Schools’ website Monday The idea for the forum was born from conversations between Hess BHS Principal Brian Stefanich student council adviser Barry Cervenka and student council members who remembered when a handful of local legislators sat in on a council meeting earlier this year to talk education policy and school safetyLate last month BHS English teacher Gina Marie Bernard planned a schoolwide walkout in the wake of the Parkland shooting but her plans quickly drew statewide attention and ultimately she canceled the event after learning district leaders didn’t support it"It was never my intention to back my District into a corner or foist my political views on anyone" Bernard said "I sincerely regret that my exuberance has caused such turmoil I merely wanted to lead by example and show my kids that I am listening"Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region on Monday blasted leaders from the oil-rich region of squandering trillions of naira that accrued to the area over the years The youths under the auspices of the Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF) said poverty in the region was curious unthinkable unfortunate and worrisome when compared to the amount of money appropriated to the region by the Federal Government The President PANDLEAF Richard Akinaka spoke after meeting with Presidents of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide Urhobo Youth Council (UYC) and Itsekiri Youth Council (IYC) as part of his ongoing engagements with ethnic youth leaders in the region Akinaka said PANDLEAF met with Eric Omare of IYC; Ahbateyiniro Weyinmi of Itsekiri and Festus Igherebuo of Urhobo He lamented that the region had nothing to show for the years of huge budgetary appropriations from the federal government agencies and states Akinaka said: “For instance after the first two to three years of the establishment the Niger Delta Development Commission the agency has perpetually become an instrument in the hands of those who control the region from Abuja to finance elections “Leadership is not given but it is a responsibility taken and as such we have to wake up now Our region is not without resources or institutions but our region only lacks accountable leadership “The major problem of the region is that of perennial leadership failure We are embarking on this engagement with ethnic youth leaders in the region to instil a renewed sense of responsibility to peace harmony and common development “We are here to talk to ourselves to promote ethnic harmony peace as a generation to advance a common economic political and social agenda through objective political participation of youths” read more

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