Month: July 2019

first_imgFamilies which include both a disabled adult and a disabled child have lost more than 13 per cent of their income through seven years of government cuts, according to a new report by the equality watchdog.The report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been seen as “a vindication” of years of campaigning by grassroots groups to persuade the government to carry out such an assessment of the overall impact of its cuts and reforms on disabled people.Ministers have repeatedly ridiculed the idea of carrying out such a cumulative impact assessment (CIA), ever since disabled campaigners began calling for such research six years ago.Both Pat’s Petition, and then the War On Welfare (WOW) petition campaign, demanded the government carry out a CIA, which led to two high-profile debates in the House of Commons.The UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities added its voice to calls for a CIA in August, following similar calls by EHRC and even the government’s own benefits advice body, the social security advisory committee.The EHRC report shows the cumulative impact on various groups – including disabled people – of changes introduced between 2010 and 2017 to income tax, national insurance, VAT, social security, tax credits, universal credit and the national minimum wage.It shows that households that include a disabled adult will lose almost £2,500 a year, while families with both a disabled adult and a disabled child will face an annual loss of £5,500 by 2021-22 (more than 13 per cent of their income).It also shows that the higher the support needs of the disabled members of the household, the greater the impact of the cuts.Lone parents will be hit proportionally even harder, losing 15 per cent of their income.The report – which details interim results of research conducted by Landman Economics and Aubergine Analysis for EHRC – also found that while “the poorest are set to lose nearly 10 per cent of their incomes, the richest will lose barely one per cent”.Rick Burgess, one of the founders of the WOW campaign, which was signed by more than 100,000 people and led to a debate in the House of Commons in February 2014, said: “Vindication is nice, it’s just a shame it takes so many years, years in which thousands of disabled people were made destitute and many died.“And note this changes nothing: we still live under an oppressive regime who lie and are not challenged on this by a largely supine media.“I expect nothing from this government, they have shown persistently that the Conservative movement are institutionally disablist and hostile to the wellbeing of disabled people. The only solution is to remove them from power ASAP.”Ellen Clifford, campaigns and policy manager for Inclusion London, said: “The initial findings hold no surprises for disabled people living with the impacts of welfare reform, but they do prove that far from ‘targeting resources at those most in need’, as the government has repeatedly claimed for the past seven years, it’s the most in need they’re taking the most from.“The interim report shows that disabled adults with disabled children are the worst hit and that the more disabled you are the more you are adversely impacted. “This report also disproves the government’s claim that a cumulative impact assessment would not be feasible to undertake.“Its findings add weight to the idea that their reluctance was instead motivated by having something to hide.“The EHRC do not have the same resources at their disposal as the government and we continue to urge the government to carry out a fuller CIA to assess the cumulative impact of cuts to social care support in addition to benefit changes.”Carole Ford, a member of the current steering group of the WOW campaign, said the government’s “steadfast refusal” to carry out a CIA “demonstrates an understanding that such an assessment would reveal that the policy of ‘compassionate Conservatism’ was in no way compassionate”.Pat Onions, founder of Pat’s Petition, which was signed by more than 60,000 people and led to a debate in Westminster Hall in July 2013, said the failure to carry out a CIA was “disastrous for disabled people”.She said she “unreservedly” welcomed the EHRC report, and added: “The findings of the impact on disabled people are truly shocking.“Will this government and future governments learn from this disastrous experience and act more responsibly in future?“Will the covenant with disabled people now ensure that no massive changes are ever introduced again without a full impact assessment first?”Kamran Mallick, chief executive of Disability Rights UK, said: “The report is clear evidence that the government’s reforms have been having a massive negative effect, driving disabled people deeper into poverty when they already don’t have enough money to live on.“We’re acutely struck by the report’s conclusion that the reforms will continue to cause ‘particularly adverse impacts on disabled families’. This can’t go on.”David Isaac, EHRC’s chair, said: “The government can’t claim to be working for everyone if its policies actually make the most disadvantaged people in society financially worse off.  “We have encouraged the government to carry out this work for some time, but sadly they have refused.“We have shown that it is possible to carry out cumulative impact assessments and we call on them to do this ahead of the 2018 budget.”The commission also called on the government to “reconsider” existing cuts and reforms that have impacted on those who are “most disadvantaged”.A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokeswoman refused to say whether it now accepted that CIAs can and should be carried out, or whether DWP accepted the EHRC figures.But she said: “We carefully consider the equality impacts of individual policies on those with protected characteristics, including disability – in line with both our legal obligations and with our strong commitment to equality.“HM Treasury publishes comprehensive distributional analysis* at the budget that is transparent and fair.“The EHRC’s analysis does not paint a complete picture because it fails to take into account our successful jobs market or the steps we are taking to help people of all backgrounds get on in life, including expanding tax-free childcare, boosting apprenticeships and introducing the National Living Wage**.“We are expecting to spend over £50 billion this year in benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions.”*These analyses have only measured how changes affect households of different incomes, and do not examine the impact on different groups, such as disabled people**The EHRC report does take account of reforms to the national minimum wagelast_img read more

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first_img Email Address Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter “It’s not very often that we have events for queer women,” said Nicole Lavay, as she sat alongside her group of friends, “especially since we don’t have permanent spaces. It’s nice to know that this happens every year.” For Elizabeth James, who has attended the city’s pride festivities for the last 14 years, it’s an occasion for others “to be who they want to be,” free of judgment. And it’s not an event to be overlooked. “We get to take up the streets of San Francisco for a whole weekend,” she said. “I mean, we even got shit at stores: We’ve got Gap and H&M representing for gay pride.” Elizabeth James and Shyne Banks. Photo by Jennifer Cortez.In contrast, Erica Hemenway specifically prefers the Dyke March to Sunday’s pride parade, as she has become disillusioned with the corporate sponsorships of pride. “This feels more like a block party with all the local queers and their friends,” said Hemenway. Marena Tynan La Fontaine agreed. “No one here is being sponsored by anyone,” she said. “They’re just here to hang out.” As a teenager, Hemenway was aware that there was a bigger and more accepting world outside of her small, conservative hometown. She just didn’t know how to get there yet. “To say that ‘things get better’ is a cliché,” she said. “But it does!” Tynan La Fontaine chimed in. “It does,” continued Hemenway, “but if there was one thing I could have told my teenage self, it would have been that you don’t need to look to somebody else to figure out who you are. You can be who you are: Just find a mirror and find a role model there.” Marena Tynan La Fontaine and Erica Hemenway. Photo by Jennifer Cortez.Eventually, she added, positive role models can be easy to find once “you get into the bigger world,” but emphasized that “it’s more important to find the entirety of yourself in you.” Whether one prefers the term dyke, queer or gay, many shared that reclaiming these words to describe the LGBTQ community is important. Jena Hayashi and Krys Cortez. Photo by Jennifer Cortez.“It’s powerful,” said Jena Hayashi, who has attended the city’s pride festivities as a tradition with friends for nearly a decade. “I’m all for that. In any way possible.” While she feels fortunate that San Francisco is inclusive, she hopes that younger generations fully embrace and enjoy who they are in the Bay Area. “The way it’s so normal to be out and gay here, it’s not like that everywhere,” she said, “so rep it.” Camila Cruzado (third from left) with her mom, Nidia, and two friends, Nayla Tep and Cristian Morales. Photo by Jennifer Cortez.And indeed they are.“I feel free,” said 16-year-old Camila Cruzado, who is attending pride for the first time with her mom and friends. “Even if I can’t be myself in my country or with my family, I can be myself at Pride. I can be myself here.”  center_img Standing at the corner of 19th and Dolores Streets, a woman — with a pride flag draped over her shoulders as if it were a cape — observes the buzzing, pre-Dyke March atmosphere in front of her. Within a few seconds, she disappears into a crowd of people who are donning bright, rainbow-striped outfits and twirling equally colorful umbrellas. Just a few hours before the Dyke March on Saturday afternoon, thousands of LGBTQ people and their allies came together as a community at Mission Dolores Park to show their pride and celebrate inclusion and acceptance. Veronica Lujan, Nicole Lavay, Pippa Russo and Eliza Russo. Photo by Jennifer Cortez.last_img read more

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first_imgSt Helens’ Finances Improve and Stadium Completion Underpinning a Bright FutureSt.Helens R.F.C. have announced significantly improved results for the financial year ended 31st October 2012 compared to the previous year.This was so even though the Club was operating in its new stadium, Langtree Park, for only two thirds of that financial year and also experienced material start-up costs.Chairman Eamonn McManus stated:“The overall financial performance of the Club was in line with expectations for the financial year ended 31st October 2012 and constituted a significant improvement on the prior year ended 31st October 2011 when the Club necessarily operated at the Halton Stadium, Widnes, pending completion and opening of Langtree Park in February 2012.The group operating loss before interest, depreciation and amortisation for the year ended 31st October 2012 was £892,170, a significant improvement on the equivalent loss of £2,430,041 for the year ended 31st October 2011. Given that the Club relocated to Langtree Park, with its improved revenue opportunities, only one third the way through the financial year, the annualised financial performance in 2012 was creditable.Group turnover improved materially to £5,798,309 for the year ended 31st October 2012 from £4,399,220 for the year ended 31st October 2011. This was principally due to improved season ticket and gate receipts and also corporate hospitality and event income arising from the move to Langtree Park.The current financial year ending 31st October, 2013 is challenging, mainly due to an early exit from the Challenge Cup competition and disappointing playing results in Super League. In addition, our corporate hospitality and events income has been materially adversely hit by the termination in the operation of our contracted caterer, EMC, which went into administration in March 2013, and which had also performed well below reasonable expectations prior thereto. We have resultantly taken the catering operation in-house and this is already showing improved results which will come in to full fruition in 2014. Overall, the underlying revenue trends are all very encouraging.Cladding is currently being installed in the West, North and East stands of Langtree Park and this will entail material capital expenditure and professional fees in 2013. However, it constitutes a very sound investment as Langtree Park will look absolutely magnificent.The Club will shortly enter into a refinancing package to cover current and medium term operational and capital expenditure requirements. We expect this to be the final material component of what has been a complex and meticulously planned and executed twelve year phased financing package of recapitalisations, equity placements and convertible bond issues. This has provided the Club with the best owner- occupied stadium in British club rugby and which has been achieved without recourse to external debt. An achievement of which the Club is rightfully very proud.The Club and the town now have a new stadium facility without equal in the game, owned outright by the Club. It is a real testament to the Club and to the town and to the game of Rugby League. The Directors of the Club have shown a very major financial commitment to the game as well as to the Club and its town.We expect a major improvement in financial performance in 2014 over 2013 when new operations will have bedded in fully at the new stadium and material additional capital expenditure projects will have ceased. Furthermore, we are particularly confident in the financial performance of the Club and of the wider game from 2015 onwards resulting from the restructuring of the current fixture format of Super League. Given the very substantial investments which the Club has made in recent years, we will be rightfully and strongly positioned to benefit from an improvement in Super League’s overall financial performance as well as any pick up in the wider economy after a number of years of severe recession, from which we have emerged in a much stronger position.”last_img read more

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first_imgYOUR table topping Saints travel to the KC Lightstream Stadium this Sunday aiming to stay on the summit and record their first league win at Hull KR since 2007.Fresh from the dramatic victory over Wigan, Nathan Brown called on his team to have a strong month and continue their form.“We need a good performance on Sunday,” he said. “We need to back up the Castleford and Wigan games. If you put in a couple bad games you can quickly drop to fifth so we know what is at stake.”Early indications suggest that Luke Walsh will miss the next three to four weeks with a back injury but both Anthony Laffranchi and Kyle Amor are continuing to make good progress.And Richard Beaumont got his first outing of the season on dual registration last Sunday too.Tickets for the game are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.They are priced at (North Stand) £23 for adults, £16 for concessions (seniors over 60 and full time students with a valid NUS card) and £13 for juniors under 16. Infants under 5 are free but need a match ticket.Please note all ticket prices increase by £2 on matchday.Junior Season Ticket Holders must collect a voucher before travelling.Coach travel is also available and will leave Langtree Park at 11.30am. Prices are £13.50 for season ticket holders and £14.50 for non-season ticket holders.last_img read more

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first_imgReasons One and Two have covered the strength of Justin Holbrook’s squad in 2019, so now it’s time for Number 3.And it’s the ending of a bugbear of many fans throughout Super League – the guarantee of 14 home games next season, and the fact they will be confirmed when the fixtures are announced in November.No. 3 – 14 Home Games The new structure means that your Membership will cover 14 home games in 2019 – and those fixtures will be known well in advance of the season.That means there’s no waiting in July for the next phase of games to be announced; you’ll be able to plan from the off and mark those dates in your diary.Simple!Remember, you can also make your Membership a simple monthly payment with our very popular Direct Debit plan. Each season lots of fans take advantage of this to pay for their Membership over ten months to spread the cost.Alternatively, you can also take up an eight or six month package later on in the off-season.For example a West Stand renewal for an adult would equate to just £25.06 per month.And an ‘adult and child’ in the Family Stand would be just £27.49 per month.Your Membership covers all Saints’ Betfred Super League home games and to discover Benefits, Prices and more here www.saintsrlfc.com/membershipsWe are Saints and Proud.#saintsandproud,Reasons One and Two have covered the strength of Justin Holbrook’s squad in 2019, so now it’s time for Number 3.And it’s the ending of a bugbear of many fans throughout Super League – the guarantee of 14 home games next season, and the fact they will be confirmed when the fixtures are announced in November.No. 3 – 14 Home Games The new structure means that your Membership will cover 14 home games in 2019 – and those fixtures will be known well in advance of the season.That means there’s no waiting in July for the next phase of games to be announced; you’ll be able to plan from the off and mark those dates in your diary.Simple!Remember, you can also make your Membership a simple monthly payment with our very popular Direct Debit plan. Each season lots of fans take advantage of this to pay for their Membership over ten months to spread the cost.,Alternatively, you can also take up an eight or six month package later on in the off-season.For example a West Stand renewal for an adult would equate to just £25.06 per month.And an ‘adult and child’ in the Family Stand would be just £27.49 per month.Your Membership covers all Saints’ Betfred Super League home games and to discover Benefits, Prices and more here www.saintsrlfc.com/membershipsWe are Saints and Proud.#saintsandproudlast_img read more

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first_imgSaints face the Rhinos on Friday at the Totally Wicked Stadium with kick off at 7:45pm looking to build on last week’s impressive win over Huddersfield Giants.Grace missed the clash with the Giants, but returns at the expense of Swift, whilst Paulo drops out for Lees who comes back into the squad.Aaron Smith retains his place with Roby recovering from successful groin surgery and Jack Ashworth is free to play after his one match penalty notice was overturned. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————Tickets for Saints’ clash with the Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium are still available and are on sale from the Ticket Office, via 01744 455 052 and online here.Tickets for Saints Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final against Halifax, Saturday July 27 (KO 4:30pm) at the University of Bolton Stadium, are also on sale by clicking here.last_img read more

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first_img Rather than sending a bill for each of the properties, the vendor sent multiple copies of the same bill, creating confusion for property owners. The county says they identified the error and those who received the incorrect bills will receive new bills this week with the corrected information and an explanation of what happened.New Hanover County property owners who have questions about this or any other tax matter can go to www.tax.nhc.com or call (910) 798-7300. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County says about 6,600 property owners who own more than one piece of property recently received duplicate bills in the mail.The county says it was an error by the vendor that printed and mailed New Hanover County property tax bills.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A sweet 16 unlike any other, Wilmington’s first-ever doggy daycare is celebrating another year in business.A year ago, Hurricane Matthew shut it down but it is up and running and better than ever.- Advertisement – Last year around this time, Hurricane Matthew’s heavy winds cause a large tree to fall on the building damaging the roof and play yard.Dogs At Play after Hurricane MatthewIt closed down Dogs At Play for six months. The doggy daycare reopened in April and since then these pups have a lot to wag their tails about.Dogs At Play is getting to celebrate a birthday they didn’t get to last year.Related Article: VIDEO: Police warn of scam targeting seniors“The biggest challenge was just missing the dogs and the people being closed that long,” Amanda Wickman, Dogs At Play manager, said. “But we had a great response as soon as we reopened in April all of our customers came back and some new ones. So we’ve made a lot of new friends.”Dogs At Play is not only the first doggy daycare in Wilmington it’s also the first ever in North Carolina.To celebrate turning 16, they are having a customer appreciation week starting October 23.last_img read more

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first_img Police said it looked like the store was targeted in a very unique way. The suspect almost got away without setting off any motion detectors.On September 7, 2016, the owner of the Olde Brunswick Store in Boiling Spring Lakes got a notification that an alarm was going off at his store.“He could remotely view the surveillance footage from his house,” Sgt. Kevin Smith said.Related Article: Dashcam video shows Wilmington man point gun at officerThe owner, Andre Hyuen, pulled up the cameras to check on it.“He didn’t see anybody inside the store, so he dismissed it,” Smith said.Little did he know, a very strategic break-in was taking place inside the walls of the store.Sgt. Kevin Smith with the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department says it all started the day before.“About 7:40 in the morning,” Smith said. “He parks and goes directly to the back of the building you can see him working on the lock.”The store owner said the suspect wound up prying open the back door next to his shop and that’s ultimately how he got in. The shop next door was vacant at the time.“He actually pulls the door and shuts it very lightly where he’s able to just come back and open the door,” Smith said.Smith said the man came back at midnight.“Gained access through that door and tunneled through the wall,” Smith said.He said the man crawled through the walls and then under a staircase and broke through some sheet rock into an office in the Olde Brunswick Store.“He came out through the office, behind the register, and went straight to that room which is called a tobacco room,” Smith said. “He went straight to the room and got all three bank bags.”“As if he knew exactly where they were?”“Yes ma’am.”Then, he took off with about $900 in cash leaving behind his tools.“We recovered a green crowbar inside the business,” Smith said. “We did try to dust it for prints. We didn’t get anything.”They did get some surveillance images.“It’s a black male with a beard,” Smith said. “He had his hair in tight braids. He was wearing a dark hooded shirt, dark pants and dark shoes and he was operating a white Ford F150 van.”Police need help identifying the man or his truck and when he is found he faces multiple felonies.“Felony breaking and entering two times because you have two different locations, property damage, felony larceny,” Smith said.Consequences for a very strategic targeted crime that remains unsolved.If you can identify the man in the photo or his vehicle, or have any other information, please contact the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department. BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WWAY) — Detectives in Boiling Spring Lakes are looking for a man who broke into the Olde Brunswick Store on Fifty Lakes Drive almost two years ago.The owner of the store is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the crime that remains unsolved.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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first_imgResidents of Rabat, backed by the Local Council and a number of NGO’s are up in arms against the proposed development of a 30 room boutique hotel in Rabat.  The Local Council has said that they are ‘unanimous’ in their objection to the proposed project.A council spokesperson stressed that, ‘as this is a residential area of not more than two storeys height. The area is dominated with beautiful rows of  houses of character which we are not ready to lose to speculators and entrepreneurs.’ The house about to be developed forms part of a series of houses designed by Andrea Vassallo (1856-1928) having bay windows overlooking parapets on Is-Saqqajja and formal gardens on St Augustine Avenue, Rabat. The site lies within an area of archaeological importance between Is-Saqqajja which marks the entrance to Mdina  and St. Augustine Avenue, an iconic avenue which is unique in its setting and location.Totally out of syncWhile the project remains suspended awaiting more updates from the relevant entities, one local resident speaking to Newsbook.com.mt voiced their concerns that the project was ‘totally out of sync with the architecture, context and character of the area.’The resident who wished to remain anonymous explained that residents and NGOs, were concerned that the boutique hotel would have a ‘high impact on the residential character and fabric of the location.’The resident explained that the introduction of commericial services and supplies to the area would transform it completely. This was added to the additional storeys which they said ran contrary to the Urban Conservation Area regulations.Newsbook.com.mt informed the local resident about applicant and architect’s desire was to actively restore the building and the wider impact for the local economy.The reply was that restoration as they understand it and the restoration envisaged here were two different interpretations.Non-starter The resident said that the original application contemplated a 48 room hotel including four/five storeys in the garden. Following receipt of over two thousand objections, the developer reduced the intensity of his original proposed interventions but residents claim that even the thirty room hotel as is now proposed and the voluminous development and amenities which come with it is totally incompatible with a residential area.The local resident stressed that the introduction of the second proposal which saw the reduction in floors and rooms to conform with feedback and the Malta Tourism Authority, was a ‘strategic move. The first proposal was a non-starter.’‘Now there is effectively a one storey outside and 4 storeys on the inside. A 4 storey development along with substantial development in the garden.’Among the developments proposed for the garden is a swimming pool.“Over my dead body” – Rabat MayorWhen Newsbook.com.mt reached out to the architect ahead of publication of this follow up story, we were informed that the proposed pool has been moved from the garden to the roof. They explained that only around 10% of the garden would be developed as a result. They argued that the concerns about the pool were strange given that residents close to the site had pools constructed and approved by the authorities.Newsbook.com.mt is informed that  the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage objected to the pool. Residents told us that only two houses have a swimming pool in the area. They noted that there is a difference between a swimming pool for a private house and a swimming pool that wil be used by the occupants of a thirty-room hotel.No formal meetingsThe Local Coucil  also told Newsbook.com.mt, that there had been no official meetings between the local council and the applicant and architect on the project connected with the Permit PA/09516/18. Instead, they were of the understanding that a meeting had been held outside of the local council but included the presence of a number of councillors which included former Mayor Mr Sandro Craus.When the applicant and architect were asked about this, they confirmed that such meetings had been held at the Planning Authority and Mr Craus was present. This meeting is also understood to have included Mr Rudolf Grima and local residents.Rabat hotel development currently suspended by architectThey added that they had had a number of meetings with these individuals about this project. Following the first meeting and additional advice from other organisations like the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage and the Design Advisory Board, they agreed to reduce the number of additional floors from two to one, along with the removal of all rooms from the garden. They state that the SCH, DAC and other bodies involved, were happy with the subsequent changes made to the original plan.Rabat’s local council spokesperson told Newsbook.com.mt that they had, ‘discussed this issue in great detail and objected for this boutique hotel on the basis that such development is going to be higher than the adjacent building scheme in a very sensitive area which is also a Urban Conservation Area and protruding out at the back onto the Vjal Santu Wistin which is the stretch of road leading to Mdina from St Mark church.’“Helping the Rabat economy”In the previous segment of this story, Newsbook.com.mt was told by the applicant and architect that the project there were presenting, restored the property as well as giving something towards the Rabat economy. The applicant also said that the 2,000 objectors including NGO’s – Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Moviment Graffiti, Malta Archaeological Society and Din l-Art Helwa – “had been fuelled by misleading information.”‘Public were misled; they need to check the facts’For the time being, the project is understood to be suspended while on-going discussions with the relevant authorities are held. Mr Spiteri, the architect overseeing the project said he was positive that their project would get support and clearances from the entities involved. ‘I am 100% sure we are on the right track with this proposal,’ Spiteri told Newsbook.com.mt.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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first_imgWhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> People take part in a rally led by Extinction Rebellion in Melbourne, Australia calling for urgent action on climate change, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sonali Paul People at a rally led by Extinction Rebellion, call for action on climate change, in Melbourne, Australia May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sonali Paul People take part in a rally led by Extinction Rebellion in Melbourne, Australia calling for urgent action on climate change, May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Sonali Paul SharePrintcenter_img Protesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. AAP Image/David Crosling/via REUTERS Thousands of young activists in Australia and New Zealand launched a global protest on Friday demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.Coordinators expect more than a million young people to join protests in at least 110 countries, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s demand for urgent action to slow global warming.“I’m worried about all the weather disasters. Everytime we have huge a bushfire here another animal might go extinct,” said Nina Pasqualini, a 13-year-old at a rally in Melbourne, led by the group Extinction Rebellion.“The government isn’t doing as much as it should. It’s just scary for younger generations,” she said, holding up a placard seeking to stop a proposed new coal mine in Australia.Global warming due to heat-trapping greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels has brought more droughts and heatwaves, melting of glaciers, rising sea levels and devastating floods, scientists say.Australia just had its hottest summer on record.Last year, global carbon emissions hit a record high, despite a warning from the U.N.-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October that output of the gases will have to be slashed over the next 12 years to stabilise the climate.Against a backdrop of elections to the European Parliament, which began on Thursday, the Frankfurt school strikers plan to march on the headquarters of the European Central Bank to demand that it stop financing the fossil fuel industry.The ECB says its mandate is to control inflation and not to favour certain market sectors over others.Since Thunberg began a singlehanded climate protest outside the Swedish parliament in August, the Fridays for Future school strike movement has grown exponentially, with groups inspired by her example rapidly clustering into larger, self-organising networks connected across time zones by social media.Sophie Hanford, a national organiser in New Zealand, and the Melbourne organisers said they anticipate a huge student-led strike in September that would include adults and workers.“There’ll definitely be more. This is only the beginning,” Hanford said on New Zealand’s Breakfast television show. Protesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. AAP Image/David Crosling/via REUTERSProtesters take part in a “Climate Rally”, in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, in Melbourne, Australia, May 24, 2019. AAP Image/David Crosling/via REUTERS 1 of 4last_img read more

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first_imgItalian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96 on Saturday.The Italian director died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent times, Italian media reported.“Italian ambassador of cinema, art and beauty. A great director, screenwriter, set designer. A great man of culture,” tweeted Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.Profonda commozione per la scomparsa del maestro #FrancoZeffirelli. Ambasciatore italiano del cinema, dell’arte e della bellezza. Un grande regista, sceneggiatore, scenografo. Un grande uomo di cultura. pic.twitter.com/DxSdFewGQm— Giuseppe Conte (@GiuseppeConteIT) June 15, 2019“Franco Zeffirelli, one of the world’s greatest men of culture, has passed away this morning. Goodbye dear Maestro, Florence will never forget you,” tweeted Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence.Non avrei mai voluto che arrivasse questo giorno. Franco #Zeffirelli se ne è andato questa mattina. Uno dei più grandi uomini della cultura mondiale. Ci uniamo al dolore dei suoi cari. Addio caro Maestro, Firenze non ti dimenticherà mai. pic.twitter.com/wAWq4YMQ5c— Dario Nardella (@DarioNardella) June 15, 2019Outgoing European Parliament president Antonio Tajani said that ‘Franco Zeffirelli’s loss leaves a great void. We lost a master of cinema who brought prestige to Italian culture and creativity throughout the world,’ in a tweet.La scomparsa di Franco #Zeffirelli lascia un grande vuoto. Perdiamo un maestro del cinema d’autore, che ha dato lustro alla cultura e alla creatività italiana ovunque nel mondo. pic.twitter.com/TLvRk3Z1sL— Antonio Tajani (@Antonio_Tajani) June 15, 2019The Florence native is one of most respected artistic figures in Italy, and directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet.He has staged more than 120 operas during his career.Zeffirelli had started studying architecture but was inspired to make a career in theatre. He worked as a set designer at Florence’s Teatro della Pergola, and would concentrate on theatre throughout the 1950s and 1960s.Zeffirelli staged “Missa solemnis” in the honour of the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth at the Pope’s request.He has also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Rishi Narang — an independent Internet security researcher based near New Delhi, India, who discovered the security flaw — told Reuters on Sunday that the problem is related to the way LinkedIn manages a commonly used type of data file known as a cookie.After a user enters the proper username and password to access an account, LinkedIn’s system creates a cookie “LEO_AUTH_TOKEN” on the user’s computer that serves as a key to gain access to the account.Lots of websites use such cookies, but what makes the LinkedIn cookie unusual is that it does not expire for a full year from the date it is created, Narang said. – Advertisement – He detailed the vulnerability in a posting on his blog at http://www.wtfuzz.com on Saturday.Most commercial websites would typically design their access token cookies to expire in 24 hours, or even earlier if a user were to first log off the account, Narang said.There are some exceptions: Banking sites often log users off after 5 or 10 minutes of inactivity. Google gives its users the option of using cookies that keep them logged on for several weeks, but it lets the user decide first.The long life of the LinkedIn cookie means thaBOSTON (Reuters) – LinkedIn’s professional networking website has security flaws that makes users’ accounts vulnerable to attack by hackers who could break in without ever needing passwords, according to a security researcher who identified the problem.News of the vulnerability surfaced over the weekend, only days after LinkedIn Corp went public last week with a trading debut that saw the value of its shares more than double, evoking memories of the dot.com investment boom of the late 1990s.Rishi Narang — an independent Internet security researcher based near New Delhi, India, who discovered the security flaw — told Reuters on Sunday that the problem is related to the way LinkedIn manages a commonly used type of data file known as a cookie.After a user enters the proper username and password to access an account, LinkedIn’s system creates a cookie “LEO_AUTH_TOKEN” on the user’s computer that serves as a key to gain access to the account.Lots of websites use such cookies, but what makes the LinkedIn cookie unusual is that it does not expire for a full year from the date it is created, Narang said.He detailed the vulnerability in a posting on his blog at http://www.wtfuzz.com on Saturday.Most commercial websites would typically design their access token cookies to expire in 24 hours, or even earlier if a user were to first log off the account, Narang said.There are some exceptions: Banking sites often log users off after 5 or 10 minutes of inactivity. Google gives its users the option of using cookies that keep them logged on for several weeks, but it lets the user decide first.The long life of the LinkedIn cookie means that anybody who gets hold of that file can load it on to a PC and easily gain access to the original user’s account for as much as a year.The company issued a statement saying that it already takes steps to secure the accounts of its customers.“LinkedIn takes the privacy and security of our members seriously,” the statement said.“Whether you are on LinkedIn or any other site, it’s always a good idea to choose trusted and encrypted WiFi networks or VPNs (virtual private networks) whenever possible.”The company said that it currently supports SSL, or secure sockets layer, technology for encrypting certain “sensitive” data, including account logins. But those access token cookies are not yet scrambled with SSL. That makes it possible for hackers to steal the cookies using widely available tools for sniffing Internet traffic, Narang said.LinkedIn said in its statement that it is preparing to offer “opt-in” SSL support for other parts of the site, an option that would cover encryption of those cookies. The company said it expected that to be available “in the coming months.”But LinkedIn officials declined to respond to Narang’s critique of the company’s use of a cookie with a one-year expiration.Narang said that problem is particularly acute because LinkedIn’s users are not aware of the problem and have no idea that they should be protecting those cookies. He said he found four cookies with valid LinkedIn access tokens had been uploaded to a LinkedIn developer forum by users who were posting questions about their use.He said he downloaded those cookies and was able to access the accounts of the four LinkedIn subscriberst anybody who gets hold of that file can load it on to a PC and easily gain access to the original user’s account for as much as a year.The company issued a statement saying that it already takes steps to secure the accounts of its customers.“LinkedIn takes the privacy and security of our members seriously,” the statement said.“Whether you are on LinkedIn or any other site, it’s always a good idea to choose trusted and encrypted WiFi networks or VPNs (virtual private networks) whenever possible.” The company said that it currently supports SSL, or secure sockets layer, technology for encrypting certain “sensitive” data, including account logins.But those access token cookies are not yet scrambled with SSL. That makes it possible for hackers to steal the cookies using widely available tools for sniffing Internet traffic, Narang said.LinkedIn said in its statement that it is preparing to offer “opt-in” SSL support for other parts of the site, an option that would cover encryption of those cookies. The company said it expected that to be available “in the coming months.” But LinkedIn officials declined to respond to Narang’s critique of the company’s use of a cookie with a one-year expiration. Narang said that problem is particularly acute because LinkedIn’s users are not aware of the problem and have no idea that they should be protecting those cookies.He said he found four cookies with valid LinkedIn access tokens had been uploaded to a LinkedIn developer forum by users who were posting questions about their use.He said he downloaded those cookies and was able to access the accounts of the four LinkedIn subscribers.Source:www.news.yahoo.com.last_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is buying cloud-computing software developer Eucalyptus Systems.Founded in 2009, Eucalyptus provides technology that lets companies store, process and deliver computing data via the Internet.The Goleta, California-based company has raised $55.5 million in three financing rounds. Hewlett-Packard is paying less than $100 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. – Advertisement – HP is the world’s second-largest seller of server computers and  is seeking to add customers that are setting up their own cloud networks.As part of the acquisition, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will join Hewlett-Packard as senior vice president. He takes over as general manager of Hewlett-Packard’s cloud-computing business, replacing Martin Fink, who previously led the cloud unit and will remain as Chief Technology Officer and director of HP Labs, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in a statement today. Mickos will report directly to Whitman.Hewlett-Packard’s cloud-computing hardware, software and services are sold under the name HP Helion and compete with Internet-hosted services from Amazon.com, Google, and Microsoft Corp., as well as software sold by VMware, Citrix Systems, Red Hat and others.Eucalyptus’s open-source software is designed to let administrators manage corporate data centers in the same way they would run cloud-computing services from Amazon. Eucalyptus offers broad support for Amazon’s application programming interfaces, or APIs, which let computers exchange data with each other in a common language.HP Helion products are based on OpenStack, a different cloud-computing software standard that has its own set of APIs. Mickos said in early August that he wanted Eucalyptus to become more involved in OpenStack.Source: Oregon Livelast_img read more

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first_imgCHIANGMAI THAILAND -July 06 2016:IPad 4 open Outlook app.Outlook is used for emails and also personal management of information Advertisement Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. announced a new feature dubbed ‘GA‘ wherein users can now just use their smartphone to sign-in to their account.“This process is easier than standard two-step verification and significantly more secure than only a password, which can be forgotten, phished, or compromised. Using your phone to sign in with PIN or fingerprint is a seamless way to incorporate two account proofs in a way that feels natural and familiar,” Alex Simons; Director of Program Management at Microsoft Identity Division, said in the company’s blog post.All the user has to do is add their account to the Android or iOS Microsoft Authenticator app, enter their username as usual when signing in somewhere new. Instead of entering your password, you will get a notification on your phone that you will have to “Approve” before you can access anything else.Image Credit: Microsoft – Advertisement – Here’s how you set it up:If you already use the Microsoft Authenticator for your personal account, select the drop down button on your account tile, and choose Enable phone sign-in.If you are adding a new account on an Android phone, Microsoft automatically prompts you to set it up.If you are adding a new account on an iPhone, Microsoft will automatically set it up for you by default.Notably, Windows Phone users won’t be getting this feature as for now as they are asked to wait a bit longer. According to Simons , Windows Phone makes up <5% of the active users of the Authenticator Apps so the company have prioritized getting this working with iOS and Android for now.“If/When it becomes a big success on those high scale platforms, we will evaluate adding support for Windows Phone,” Simons writes.Editor’s Note: You can download it Microsoft Authenticator mobile app for Android or iOS in case you don’t have it already installed on your phone.[related-posts]last_img read more

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first_imgTop MBA Recruiters: Bank of America Merrill Lynch About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini As one of the biggest names in investment banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is also a prime destination for MBA graduates to land after earning their degrees. As one of the largest investment banking organizations, landing a job at the firm is a dream situation for many graduate school students across the country and world.Bank of America Merrill LynchBank of America Merrill Lynch is actually a relatively new entity. In January 2009, Bank of America completed the acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co and soon began re-branding all of its corporate and investment banking activities under the Bank of America Merrill Lynch name. According to the firm, Bank of America Merrill Lynch business includes corporate and investment banking, corporate credit and transaction banking, global markets, research, global commercial banking and business banking services. The group provides services to small and midsize companies, middle-market and large corporations, government entities and institutional investors across the globe.Services offered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch include:Mergers and acquisition adviceEquity and debt capital raisingCorporate lendingCredit treasury and merchant servicesSales and tradingRisk managementResearchLiquidity and payments management How to Get a Foot in the DoorWith so many career choices and paths to take at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, there are a few different ways to get a start at the company.First and foremost is the summer internship program. Internships typically last for 10 weeks and function as Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s primary source of hiring. According to the company, in some locations, summer intern opportunities are offered for students who are in the first or second year of study as well as fixed-term placements such as off-cycle internships or industrial placements/attachments that take place at varied times throughout the year and can vary in length depending on business need.Full-time Analyst and Associate programs are also available for recent graduates. Analysts typically have a bachelor or masters degree, while Associate roles are generally for MBAs and other advanced degrees. These programs offer formal, ongoing training and development opportunities, structured performance evaluations, mentoring support and networking opportunities.For some MBA graduates, Bank of America Merrill Lynch offers an MBA Diversity Fellowship Program—an award merit-based fellowship offered to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, military veterans, LGBT, students with disabilities and women entering business school.Fellows receive up to $40,000 of total tuition and fees towards the first year of your MBA program, a paid summer internship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Banking & Markets businesses and an opportunity to receive further funding towards total tuition and fees for the second year of your MBA program.To be eligible, candidates will need to be admitted to a US based AACSB accredited business school and complete an online application including your resume, an essay of 500 words describing how you see the fellowship supporting you to achieve your career goals, a copy of one essay submitted to your business school and two letters of recommendation.You can apply for a number of career opportunities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch here. Careers at Bank of America Merrill LynchBeing the large firm that it is, there are many ways to get involved at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bank of America Merrill Lynch hires experienced professionals and recent graduates alike to handle the various financial products and services that are offered to customers and clients.This includes careers in:Global Risk Management: Responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy and governance for risk management, maintaining relationships with regulators and supervisory institutions worldwide, and promoting a bank culture where risk is always top of mind.Corporate Audit: A global team responsible for providing independent assessments of business activities throughout Bank of America. The group supports how the company manages risk by determining whether controls over key risks are in place and functioning properly.Global Banking & Markets: This division serves mid- to large-sized corporations and institutional clients worldwide. It is comprised of Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Global Markets and Wholesale Credit.Global Technology & Operations: This division delivers technology and operating services that form the backbone of the company’s retail, commercial and institutional businesses, as well as its key support functions. Last Updated May 1, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Don’t be confused by the name: Bank of America Merrill Lynch operates around the world, and is organized within four geographic divisions: Asia Pacific (Hong Kong); Europe, Middle East & Africa (headquartered in London); and Latin America and U.S. & Canada (headquartered in New York). The New York office also operates as the global headquarters.According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s careers page, in U.S. and Canada alone, the firm boasts:12 employee networks with nearly 70,000 employees worldwide$183M+provided in global philanthropic investments9.5 million training hours logged by employees in 2015100 percent score in the Human Rights Corporate Equality Index regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC RelatedNew Investment Banking Jobs for MBA Students and GradsMore than a decade removed from the Great Recession, finance remains a popular and lucrative career for MBAs. There are plenty of varied and well-playing opportunities available across the U.S., with the average graduate earning more than $140,000 according U.S. News & World Report at top firms. Those interested in…February 4, 2019In “Bank of America”Invest in Your Future By Applying to New MBA Jobs at Top Investment FirmsYou’ve invested all this time in earning your MBA degree, now invest some time in applying to new MBA jobs at these top investment firms. Working at an investment firm can be widely varied and rewarding, with the average graduate earns more than $140,000 according U.S. News & World Report. Here…June 18, 2019In “Bank of America”New MBA Jobs: JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and MoreIt’s always good to see when MBA jobs flourish, with lots of MBA employment opportunities around the United States. Check out just a few of these exciting new MBA jobs at firms like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, General Mills, and more below. Merchant Services Pricing and Analytics…November 1, 2018In “Aetna”last_img read more

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first_imgInterior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, and Harpers Ferry National Historic Park Superintendent Tyrone Brandyburg, accompanied by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, hold up a check during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington on April 3, 2017. President Donald Trump gave his first quarter salary to the National Park Service. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Trump Donates First 3 Months of Salary to Park Service By The Associated Press April 3, 2017 Updated: April 3, 2017 Sharecenter_img WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is donating the first three months of his salary to the National Park Service.White House press secretary Sean Spicer handed an oversized check for $78,333.32 to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during Monday’s briefing.The billionaire businessman turned president had promised to forgo his presidential salary. By law he must be paid, so he is donating the money. Taxpayers can write off such donations, potentially lowering their income taxes.Zinke said he’s “thrilled” at the president’s decision to give money to an Interior agency, something he says Trump informed him about Sunday night. He said he will use the money to help on long-deferred maintenance projects on the nation’s 25 battlefields. Outstanding maintenance projects on those sites amount to about $229 million, Zinke said.Trump’s has proposed cutting 12 percent from the Interior Department’s budget. US Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img BOSTON—A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting ISIS for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a “Draw Mohammed” contest.David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller. The plot fell apart after Wright’s uncle said he wanted to kill law enforcement officers instead and was shot dead by police.Wright, dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and sweater vest, showed no visible reaction as the verdict was read.The most serious charge he was convicted of, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. U.S. District Judge William Young set a Dec. 19 sentencing date.During a 3-1/2-week trial, federal prosecutors presented evidence that Wright, who lived in the Boston suburb of Everett, had read and viewed copious amounts of online propaganda from the militant group and vowed to join its cause. They also showed evidence suggesting he had been in touch with members of the ISIS in Syria.Wright, his uncle Usamaah Abdullah Rahim and friend Nicholas Rovinski had focused their attention on Pamela Geller, who organized the “Draw Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas. She described the event as an exercise of free speech, though many Muslims consider cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed offensive. Two gunmen attacked that contest and were shot dead, leading Wright and his counterparts to hatch a plan to behead Geller in New York.“You heard them talking about beheadings,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Siegmann told the jury in her closing arguments Monday. Citing tape-recorded conversations between the men, she said that they decided that she deserved to be beheaded for mocking the Prophet Mohammed.Police also overheard Rahim saying that he had lost patience with that plan and would instead attack police in Massachusetts. When officers attempted to question him in a supermarket parking lot, he pulled a knife and police shot him dead.Rahim’s family has denied he showed any signs of radicalization. Rovinski pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and testified against Wright.Wright testified that he had been living in a “fantasy world” and that the plans were no more than role-playing. He said he had never intended to harm Geller and that he was stunned when Rahim attacked police.Reuters Political blogger Pamela Geller, American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Houston-based founder, speaks during an interview in New York, NY, U.S. on May 28, 2015 (Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo) US News Guilty Verdict in Boston ISIS Beheading Plot By Reuters October 19, 2017 Updated: October 19, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img Share this article US News Timothy Cunningham (Atlanta Police Department) Recommended Video: How Doctors in China Turn into Murderers CDC Doctor Missing for 2 Weeks, Police Reveal What He Was Upset About By Ivan Pentchoukov February 28, 2018 Updated: February 28, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img The Centers for Disease Control scientist who vanished two weeks ago was upset about not getting a promotion before leaving his workplace, Atlanta police revealed, according to CBS 46.Timothy Cunningham disappeared on Feb. 12. That day, he was told why he didn’t get the promotion, according to Atlanta Police Major Michael O’Connor.“I think it’s pretty consistent that he was definitely upset, he told several coworkers that he was and he was expecting this promotion,” O’Connor told CBS 46. “He tells the supervisor he’s not feeling well, he had actually called in sick the two previous work days.”Police say Cunningham called his mother, but she missed the call and he didn’t leave a voicemail. Investigators assume that the doctor then drove himself home, but no video footage has been found of him getting into his car and leaving.“CDC is checking cameras now because we wanted to confirm that it was him that gets into his vehicle and drives home,” said O’Connor. “They’re not certain that they have cameras that cover the parking deck but they’re checking that for us again now.”Dr. Timothy Cunningham was much liked and respected in the Atlanta area. (GoFundMe) Dr. Timothy Cunningham was much liked and respected in the Atlanta area. (GoFundMe) At the home of the 35-year-old epidemiologist, police found all of his belongings, including car, wallet, and dog.“The most unusual factor in this case is that every single belonging that we are aware of was located in the residence so his keys, cell phone, debit cards, credit card, wallet,” said O’Connor. “We’ve gotten with the CDC and gone through making sure his government credit cards aren’t being used, we’ve looked at the browser history at the desktop computer at work to make sure there’s nothing suspicious on it, we’ve checked his swipe card activity.”Investigators have canvassed Cunningham’s neighborhood, searched through nearby woods and checked jails and hospitals, to no avail.Police also addressed alarming theories about Cunningham’s disappearance, including the possibility that he was kidnapped and held by people seeking access to a dangerous virus.“Dr. Cunningham worked in the chronic disease unit which is not the infectious disease unit. He had no access to classified material, he would not be the type of person that if you kidnapped him and held him, he could give you access to some horrific virus that could be a real problem for the rest of us,” said O’Connor.“At this point we have no reason to believe that his employment at the CDC has any bearing on the fact that he is missing beyond that it makes the case interesting out in the public,” O’Connor added.The CDC issued a statement about their employee.“Dr. Cunningham’s colleagues and friends at CDC hope that he is safe,” the department wrote. “We want him to return to his loved ones and his work—doing what he does best as a CDC disease detective—protecting people’s health.”From NTD.tv  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

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