The Triumph of Emotion

first_imgEmotion is not only the new standard for labeling food, but is also the way to get anything done in Washington.  Take the sit on the floor and have a tantrum that Democrats employed over gun control. So, next time the EPA publishes a rule on dust or when some urban lawmaker proposes cutting funding for crop insurance, let’s get our righteous anger going and yell, scream, stamp our boots, and get angry. Forget the science, the economics, or the logical arguments. Just tell them it makes us feel bad and that will be enough. By Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE A compromise was announced by Senate Ag committee leadership late last week, but it came too late to stop the implementation of the Vermont mandatory GMO labeling law. Since the compromise does not have the support of many in agriculture, it stands little or any chance of being passed.  The Senate measure is drastically different from the bill passed by the House; so, even it if gets passed, a conference with the House will have to be held to work out the differences and then be passed by both bodies again.  In other words, a national labeling bill stands about as much chance of becoming law as Donald Trump picking Bernie Sanders as his running mate. By Gary Truitt – Jun 26, 2016 center_img Food labels used to inform. Those who reject sound science and lawmakers who are unwilling to compromise in the name of political posturing have actually done a dis-service to consumers.  Labels are now marketing tools designed to give some products an advantage over others as well as a slick sales pitch. Shoppers will have no objective way to compare products or make informed buying decisions. When food must be labeled with information that is not related to nutrition or food safety, the label becomes meaningless. Home Commentary The Triumph of Emotion The Triumph of Emotion Previous articleConservation Efforts Reducing Mississippi River Basin RunoffNext articleBrexit Impact on Agriculture, Markets, Immediate Gary Truitt So if the new standard for labeling our food is emotion or, in other words, what makes people feel good, then what else do we need to put on our labels? Perhaps given the current obsession with Islamic terrorists, we need to put “ISIS Free“ on products indicating that none of the producers, processors, or distributors have ties to terrorist organizations.   Perhaps Trump supporters would feel more emotionally comforted if fresh fruit and vegetables were labeled “picked by documented workers.”    To help the self-esteem of those battling obesity, ice cream may start being labeled as “recommended for weight reduction.” When you can’t get what you want, cry, scream, throw yourself on the floor, wail about the unfairness of life and the injustice of your situation.  This is what my 1 and 2-year-old grandkids do when grandpa has the audacity to use the N world: “no.” It is also the tactic used by those who oppose biotechnology and are demanding mandatory labels on all food and fiber products. Their temper tantrum on Capitol Hill effectively derailed an effort to produce a practical, science-based, national standard for food labels. Instead, we now have a patchwork of drastically different state regulations based on emotion and political expediency.last_img read more

Cumulative small-scale rooftop solar installations top 10GW level in Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Installations of small-scale rooftop solar panels reached 2.13GW in calendar 2019 – a jump of 35 percent over the previous year – after a record surge in the month of December.According to industry statistician Sunwiz, 220MW of small-scale rooftop solar was installed in December – nearly 10 per cent above the previous record levels in October and November, and despite the usual slowdown around Christmas.The surge in December took the cumulative total in Australia to 10.2 gigawatts – installed on 2.3 million different buildings (mostly homes). And the boom won’t stop anytime soon, with the Australian Energy Market Operator, the Clean Energy Regulator (and now the federal government) expecting the total to reach more than 25GW by the end of the new decade in 2030.Small-scale rooftop solar is defined as installations of 100kW or less – and which qualify for an upfront rebate (which are being wound back each year and which will be eliminated by 2030). Larger rooftop solar systems operate under a different scheme, along with utility-scale solar farms.According to Sunwiz, the combined total of solar – both small-scale and large-scale reached 3.3GW in 2019, although the large-scale figures for the latest month have yet to be added. In 2018, the figure was 3.6GW with a much higher amount of large-scale additions.Queensland remains the overall leader with 2.9GW of small-scale rooftop solar installations, followed by NSW with 2.4GW and Victoria with 1.99GW. That state will likely have broken through the 2GW barrier in early January. South Australia and Western Australia also have more than 1.2GW.[Giles Parkinson]More: Australia rooftop solar installs total 2.13GW in 2019 after huge December rush Cumulative small-scale rooftop solar installations top 10GW level in Australialast_img read more

January 1, 2005 On the Move

first_imgJanuary 1, 2005 On the Move January 1, 2005 On the Move On the Move Jill Bowman and J. Andrew Meyer joined James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich, P.A., as partners, and Tamra Carsten, Dawn Woolweaver, Jesse Ray, and Rachel Wagoner joined the firm as associates. Bowman and Meyer handle class actions and general civil litigation for the firm. Carsten works on class actions, civil appeals and general civil litigation. Woolweaver works on securities arbitrations, whistleblower cases, and individual and class actions. Ray works on class actions and civil litigation. Wagoner works on class actions. Robert A. Zinn was named chief operating shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Zinn focuses his practice on corporate and international law, mergers, acquisitions and securities. Additionally, James A. Bramnick was chosen to lead the labor and employment practice group. Bramnick is board certified in labor and employment law. Jacob Mitrani joined the Law Offices of Hagen and Hagen, P.A., at 3531 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, and handles commercial litigation and real estate and corporate transactions. Mitrani may be contacted at (954)987-0515 or [email protected] hagenlawfirm.com. Charles A. Beard joined the environmental law practice of Smith Hulsey & Busey in Jacksonville. Steven Holtzman joined Ruden McClosky in Tampa. Holtzman joined the firm’s corporate practice group located at 2700 SunTrust Financial Center, Tampa. Jennifer L. Kane joined Akerman Senterfitt as an associate in the litigation practice group in Ft. Lauderdale. Additionally, Paul B. Bernstein joined the firm as an associate in the real estate practice group. Marci A. Rubin joined Simon, Schindler & Sandberg, L.L.P., in Miami and concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial transactions and real estate. Addie Albareda, Scott Rosso, C. Carolina Maluje, and Timothy Nies announce the formation of Albareda, Rosso, Maluje & Nies, P.A., located at the International Building, 2455 East Sunrise Blvd., Suite 813, Ft. Lauderdale 33304; phone (954) 564-1099; fax (954) 343-8841. The firm practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense, immigration, family law, employment law and commercial and residential real estate. The firm also has offices in Miami. Dan Richardson joined Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., in Jacksonville. Richardson concentrates his practice on environmental law. Lorenzo Moll Parrón joined Steel Hector & Davis LLP, as an associate with the firm’s real estate practice. Moll Parrón represents clients in the purchase, sale, and development of real estate. Christine Miele Ertl and Erum Siddiqui joined Snell Legal as associates at 700 W. Granada Boulevard, Suite 107, Ormond Beach. Ertl concentrates in the area of business transactions and Siddiqui focuses on business litigation. David B. Honig joined Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.S.C., as a shareholder. Christopher J. Greene joined Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick, P.A. as a shareholder. Greene will continue his practice in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, shareholder and partnership disputes, and litigation involving trusts, estates and probate matters. The firm will now be known as Brant, Abraham, Reiter, McCormick & Greene, P.A. Dean J. Merten has opened The Merten Law Office, P.A., at 1520 10th Avenue North, Suite E in Lake Worth. Merten concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense. Suzette L. Benitez joined Jorge M. Abril, P.A. as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the areas of building and construction litigation, commercial collections and healthcare reimbursement. Kevin W. Shaughnessy, Joyce Ackerbaum Cox, and Patrick Muldoney joined Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P., in Orlando as partners. Shaughnessy is board certified in labor and employment law. Ackerbaum Cox concentrates her practice in defense of discrimination and harassment lawsuits and conducting and advising clients regarding ADA audits and compliance. Muldoney advises and represents clients in connection with both traditional labor law and employment law issues. Also joining the firm are employment and labor attorneys Tracey L. Ellerson, James W. Seegers, Rexford H. Stephens, Marilyn G. Moran and Lillian Chaves Moon. Marjorie Baron has become a panel mediator with Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services, Inc. Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton announces the relocation of their offices to 2525 Ponce de Leon, 9th Floor, Coral Gables 33134; phone (305) 372-1800; fax (305) 372-3508; www.kttlaw.com. Min K. Cho and Dianne M. Triplett joined Carlton Fields as associates in the Tampa office. Cho is a member of the construction practice group. Triplett is a member of the products and toxic tort liability practice group. Steven L. Frankl joined Rosenthal & Levy, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Frankl concentrates his practice in representing injured individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A., announces the relocation of its office to 2101 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 2800, Ft. Lauderdale 33309; phone (954) 735-0000; fax (954) 735-3636; e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected] The firm continues to concentrate in the area of commercial litigation. Kelly M. Fisher has become a partner in Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, L.L.P., in St. Petersburg and Tampa. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation, employment claims and appeals. Lee Friedland announces the establishment of Friedland & Associates in Davie at 4486 SW 64th Avenue; phone (954)321-8810. The firm will continue to offer legal representation in state and federal courts in relation to medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal matters. Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A., announced the relocation of its offices from downtown Ft. Lauderdale to 2400 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1100, Ft. Lauderdale 33308. Roberta Kohn and Cindy Sarsen announced the formation of Kohn & Sarsen, L.L.P., with offices located at 1535 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 102, Lutz 33548. The firm concentrates on the full service representation of business entities. Terrence R. Holihen, Eric B. Marks and Matthew S. Smith of the real estate practice group of Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando, W. Glenn Jensen of the insolvency and creditors’ rights practice group, Michael W. McNatt of the banking practice group and Harold E. “Hal” Morlan II of the litigation practice group were elected shareholders in the firm. Matthew R. Danahy and David C. Murray announce the formation of Danahy & Murray, P.A. The firm concentrates on representing insureds in first party claims against their insurers. The firm’s office is located at 2304 W. Cleveland St., Suite 100, Tampa 33609; phone (813) 258-3600. Luis E. Viera joined Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, L.L.P., in St. Petersburg and Tampa. The firm concentrates in the defense areas of liability, malpractice, workers’ compensation, employment claims, and appeals. Kathryn A. Slye joined Katz Barron as an associate in the litigation department. Slye practices in both the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami offices in the areas of general corporate and commercial law, construction litigation, insurance defense, real estate/foreclosure law, condominium and homeowner association law, bankruptcy law, appellate law, and creditor’s rights in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.last_img read more

Evaluating credit card portfolio strategy keys to success

first_imgYour financial institution’s (FI’s) credit card portfolio can be your most profitable product, generating up to a quarter of your total net income. If your credit union or community bank’s credit card portfolio’s performance is lagging, consider fine-tuning the overall portfolio strategy.It’s important to start the portfolio evaluation process with these three steps:Define your credit card portfolio’s strategic vision — Think back to why you first began offering a credit card product. Does your portfolio product strategy align with your overall growth objectives?Establish product goals and create your roadmap — Consider all components of the cardholder lifecycle: product, account generation, activation, usage, account management and service. Determine how each of these components relates back to your product marketing strategy. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Richard Tofel, ProPublicaFar from ending with President-elect Trump’s announcement that he will separate himself from the management of his business empire, the constitutional debate about the meaning of the Emoluments Clause — and whether Trump will be violating it — is likely just beginning.That’s because the Emoluments Clause seems to bar Trump’s ownership of his business. It has little to do with his management of it. Trump’s tweets last month said he would be “completely out of business operations.”But unless Trump sells or gives his business to his children before taking office the Emoluments Clause would almost certainly be violated. Even if he does sell or give it away, any retained residual interest, or any sale payout based on the company’s results, would still give him a stake in its fortunes, again fairly clearly violating the Constitution.The Emoluments Clause bars U.S. officials, including the president, from receiving payments from foreign governments or foreign government entities unless the payments are specifically approved by Congress. As ProPublica and others have detailed, Trump’s business has ties with foreign government entities ranging from loans and leases with the Bank of China to what appear to be tax-supported hotel deals in India and elsewhere. The full extent of such ties remains unknown, and Trump has refused to disclose them, or to make public his tax returns, through which many such deals, if they exist, would be revealed. Foreign government investments in Trump entities would also be covered by the clause, as would foreign government officials paying to stay in Trump hotels, so long as Trump stands to share in the revenues.One misconception about the Emoluments Clause in early press coverage of it in the wake of Trump’s election is being clarified as scholars look more closely at the provision’s history. That was the suggestion that it would not be a violation for the Trump Organization to conduct business with foreign government entities if “fair market value” was received by the governments.This view had been attributed to Professor Richard Painter, a former official of the George W. Bush administration, and privately by some others. But Professor Laurence Tribe, the author of the leading treatise on constitutional law, and others said the Emoluments Clause was more sweeping, and mandated a ban on such dealings without congressional approval. Painter now largely agrees, telling ProPublica that no fair market value test would apply to the sale of services (specifically including hotel rooms), and such a test would apply only to the sale of goods. The Trump Organization mostly sells services, such as hotel stays, golf memberships, branding deals and management services.The Emoluments Clause appears in Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution. It bars any “person holding any office of profit or trust under” the United States from accepting any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign state” “without the consent of the Congress.” The word “emolument” comes from the Latin emolumentum, meaning profit or gain. The language of the clause was lifted in its entirety from the Articles of Confederation which established the structure of the government of the United States from 1781 until the ratification of the Constitution in 1788-89. The clause was derived from a Dutch rule dating to 1751.The clause was added to the draft Constitution at the Constitutional Convention on Aug. 23, 1787 on a motion by Charles Pinckney of South Carolina. As Gov. Edmund Randolph of Virginia explained to his state’s ratification convention in 1788, Pinckney’s motion was occasioned by Benjamin Franklin, who had been given a snuffbox, adorned with the royal portrait and encrusted with small diamonds, by Louis XVI while serving as the Continental Congress’s ambassador to France. As Randolph said,“An accident which actually happened, operated in producing the restriction. A box was presented to our ambassador by the king of our allies. It was thought proper, in order to exclude corruption and foreign influence, to prohibit any one in office from receiving emoluments from foreign states.”The Continental Congress in 1786 had consented, after a debate, to Franklin keeping the snuffbox, as it had earlier with a similar gift to envoy Arthur Lee. At the same time, consent also was given to diplomat John Jay receiving a horse from the King of Spain.The clause was part of the basis for Alexander Hamilton’s defense of the Constitution, in Federalist 22, as addressing “one of the weak sides of republics”: “that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.”There is no question that the Emoluments Clause applies to the president. President Obama’s counsel sought an opinion in 2009 on whether it barred him from accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. The Justice Department concluded that it did not, in part based on historical precedent (the Prize had also been awarded to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Vice President Charles Dawes and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger), but primarily because the Norwegian group that awards the prize was not deemed a governmental entity.The clause does not seem ever to have been interpreted by a court, but it has been the subject of a number of opinions, over the years, of the attorney general and the comptroller general.Nearly all of these opinions have concluded that the clause is definitive. In 1902, an attorney general’s opinion said it is “directed against every kind of influence by foreign governments upon officers of the United States.” In 1970, a comptroller general opinion declared that the clause’s “drafters intended the prohibition to have the broadest possible scope and applicability.” A 1994 Justice Department opinion said “the language of Emoluments Clause is both sweeping and unqualified.” Among the ties deemed to violate the clause was a Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee undertaking consultant work for a firm retained by the government of Mexico.Congress has passed one law giving blanket approval to a set of payments from foreign government entities. Known as the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act, it is limited to gifts of “minimal value” (set as of 1981 at $100), educational scholarships and medical treatment, travel entirely outside the country “consistent with the interests of the United States,” or “when it appears that to refuse the gift would likely cause offense or embarrassment or otherwise adversely affect the foreign relations of the United States.” The specificity of these few exceptions reinforces the notion that other dealings with foreign government entities is forbidden without congressional approval.One attorney-general opinion from the Reagan administration offers the possibility of a more permissive interpretation of the Emoluments Clause, indicating it could be limited to “payments which have a potential of influencing or corrupting the recipient.” But whatever the meaning of this, it was the same Reagan Justice Department that banned the NRC employee from the Mexican-funded consultancy a year later.Ironically, an “originalist” reading of the clause — usually favored these days by conservatives as exemplified by the late Justice Antonin Scalia and current Justice Clarence Thomas — would seem to bind Trump more stringently, while a “living constitution” approach — exemplified by liberals such as the late Justices Louis Brandeis and Thurgood Marshall — might offer him greater latitude.Clearly, deciding what the Emoluments Clause means in a specific case is a complicated legal question. (The opinion on Obama’s acceptance of the Nobel Prize runs to 13 printed pages.) But just as clearly, the judges of its meaning with respect to President Trump will be politicians rather than the Supreme Court.The controversies that swirled around Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton established a number of key points. Among them are that the sole remedy for a violation of the Constitution by a president in office is impeachment, and that the House of Representatives is the sole judge of what constitutes an impeachable offense, while the Senate is the sole judge of whether such an alleged violation warrants removal from office. (Impeachments are very rare: articles of impeachment have been voted against only two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Clinton, both of whom were acquitted by the Senate, while Nixon resigned ahead of likely impeachment. Fifteen federal judges have also been impeached, and eight removed, while four resigned.)The arguments of scholars and lawyers on the meaning of the Emoluments Clause may influence the public, and their elected representatives. But if Trump decides not to dispose of his business, it will be up to Congress to decide whether to do anything about his apparent violation of the Constitution.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Geopark “Biokovo-Imotska Lakes” wants to become part of the UNESCO World Geoparks Network

first_imgWe currently have two UNESCO Geoparks in Croatia: the Papuk Nature Park and the Vis Archipelago, and we will soon find out whether the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark will become the third UNESCO Geopark in Croatia. The boundaries of the future Biopark-Imotski Lakes Geopark have already been determined, and their total area is 431 km2, and they cover the areas of the municipalities of Imotski, Proložac, Podbablje, Zmijavce, Lokvičići, Lovreć, Zagvozd and Runovići. One of the main ways to stimulate the economy and sustainable development of the future UNESCO Geopark is through geotourism, he points out. Luka Kolovrat, president of the association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds that by raising awareness and educating about the importance of geological heritage, UNESCO geoparks give the local community a sense of pride and strengthen their identification with the area in which they live. PAPUK NATURE PARK THE FIRST CROATIAN GEOPARK UNDER UNESCO PROTECTION UNESCO Geoparks are unique geographical areas of international geological significance governed by a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Find out more about the Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark application initiative with the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks HERE In general, when we talk about the area that will include the future Biopark Biokovo-Imotska Lakes, it is an area that in addition to attracting attention with its relief and geomorphological forms, or numerous karst phenomena, adorns a great wealth of flora and fauna including many endemic species. In addition to the most attractive protected natural monuments and phenomena of world importance, Red and Blue Lakes, there is also the spring Krčevac, which is currently the only confirmed locality of the human fish (Proteus anguinus) in the Imotski region. There is also the Zovnjača cave in the municipality of Podbablje, which was recently established as an important archaeological and biospeleological site. Photo: Association Geopark Imotska jezera The network of UNESCO World Geoparks consists of areas of geological and geomorphological heritage of international importance, while the goal of the UNESCO World Geoparks program is to protect geological, geomorphological and other values ​​of geoparks and manage the area through education and implementation of activities in accordance with sustainable development goals. and for the benefit of the local community. center_img So far, numerous systematic and complex geological surveys have been carried out, monitoring is being carried out, the public is being educated, brochures, guides, manuals, educational materials, brochures, etc. have been printed. Precisely with the aim of protection, sustainable development and tourism, the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and the Public Institution Nature Park Biokovo launched an initiative for joint application and establishment of “Geopark Biokovo-Imotska lakes“With the aim of joining UNESCO Global Geoparks. The creation of a joint Geopark website is in progress, as well as the creation and marking of geo-trails, and a joint Facebook page has been created, which is updated daily, he points out. Ivana Capin from the Association Geopark Imotska jezera and adds: “Aware of the great potential of the area in which we live with all its features, together we embarked on this challenging project with the aim of becoming part of the international network of UNESCO Geoparks. As for our joint future activities, they are holding a presentation in November this year, then making a ten-year study with a management plan, and making and marking the geo-trail of the future Biokovo-Imotska Lakes Geopark. And most importantly, in the summer of 2021, the arrival of the Commission and evaluation is expected, and after that the accession to the network of world Geoparks under UNESCO protection.”Emphasizes Capin. “Our joint initiative stemmed from the fact that the Biokovo Nature Park and Imotski Krajina form a geologically, geomorphologically and landscape-unique area of ​​the Dinaric karst, and our wish is to use the potentials of both areas for the benefit of the local community. Kolovrat points out. VISA ARCHIPELAGO BECAME THE SECOND UNESCO GEOPARK IN CROATIA RELATED NEWS: “Geoparks attract a large number of visitors with their activities and enable the launch of various production and service activities that contribute to the socio-economic development of the community. Not only geologically interesting places, but also various other ecological, archeological, historical and cultural sights contribute to geoparks, and they are supported and actively participated by local communities that know how to recognize and want to affirm their geological, historical and cultural heritage, mostly through the idea of ​​geotourism.. The creation of innovative crafts and new jobs encourages the creation of new sources of income within geotourism, strengthens the local community, and at the same time the geological resources of the area remain protected.Kolovrat points out. Other sights include the Opačac spring, the Vrljika river, Ričice lakes, Galipovac, Knezovića and Mamića lakes, Prološko blato, Lokvičićka lakes, Dva oka and numerous other localities that were created during a long geological period by tireless work of water. The ichthyofauna of the Imotski region is significant for several protected endemic species, and some of them are soft-mouthed trout (Salmothymus obtusirostris), basak (Rutilus basak), Imotski gaovica (Delminichthys adspersus), makal (Squalius microlepis), Illyrian vijun (Cobitis il) dr.last_img read more

Top Brazil media end coverage of presidential doorstop

first_imgBut the informal event has turned tense at times.Bolsonaro has been known to harangue, insult and flash obscene gestures at reporters. His supporters, who are separated from the journalists by a thin security cordon, regularly berate them.”Every day our journalists suffer numerous insults and shouting from the president’s supporters, with no security whatsoever provided for them,” Globo Group vice president Paulo Tonet Camargo said in a letter to the national security minister announcing the boycott.”These attacks have been increasing.” Folha described a particularly tense environment Monday as the final straw.The newspaper said Bolsonaro greeted the journalists by saying, “When you start telling the truth, I’ll talk to you again.”Supporters then began aggressively shouting insults such as “Trash!” “Rats!” and “Communists!” at the press, it said.”The newspaper plans to resume coverage at this location only when our journalists’ security is guaranteed by the presidential palace,” Folha said. Two of Brazil’s top media groups said Monday they were suspending coverage of President Jair Bolsonaro’s informal news conferences outside the presidential palace because of harassment by his supporters and a lack of security.Media conglomerate Globo and newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said the presidential security detail was failing to provide adequate protection for journalists covering Bolsonaro.The far-right president, who regularly rails against the mainstream media, often stops outside the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia in the morning to greet supporters and occasionally speak to the press.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Singer Bill Withers dies at 81

first_imgHe wrote and sang a number of timeless records in the 1970s, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.”According to a statement released from his family to The Associated Press, the 81-year-old died in Los Angeles from heart complications.“Lean On Me,” was performed at the presidential inaugurations of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Legendary singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81.last_img

PBSO: Men Placed Credit Card Skimmers at Boca Raton Gas Station

first_imgOfficials with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office say two men were arrested late last week, after they allegedly placed credit card skimmers at a Boca Raton gas station.The suspects, identified as 34-year-old Francisco Costa-Perez and 30-year-old Daniel Milian-Diaz, are facing fraud and criminal mischief charges.They were observed installing illegal skimming devices at the Chevron station located at 19345 State Road 7 last Thursday. An employee from the gas station told the 911 dispatcher that he was watching the men tampering with the pumps.PBSO deputies apprehended Costa-Perez and Lilian-Diaz soon afterward during a nearby traffic stop.last_img