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19 Mar 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The British government has moved to reassure the tens of thousands of retired Britons across the EU by agreeing to cover the costs of their healthcare in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Vía The Local https://ift.tt/2Y8jQfN

19 Mar 19
Block Club Chicago
LINCOLN SQUARE — The candidates squaring off for alderman in the 40th Ward debated Chicago’s housing affordability and budget — and their own pasts — during a crowded Monday night forum at Amundsen High School. While both Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) and challenger Andre Vasquez mainly focused on explaining their policy positions, when the moderator asked them about the website O’Connor’s campaign launched last Wednesday, thetruthaboutandre.com, both men started trading barbs. RELATED: Everything You Need To Vote In The 40th Ward Runoff Election O’Connor’s campaign has been attacking Vasquez’s past as a battle rapper — describing the challenger’s comments from 2001-2010 as “bigoted and derogatory comments about women, trans people and gay people.” The lyrics featured on the website include: “Holdin’ mics with a slight buzz. Beatin’ bitches like Ike does” and “Grab you by the clavicle and drag your ass across the ground. Leave you bound and gagged in a bar surrounded by f-gs. Looking like a clown that found a gown and dressed in drag.” Vasquez was profiled in the Chicago Reader about his rapper past and has publicly apologized for his comments more than once. Addressing the audience on Monday, O’Connor said calling “undocumented people in this city lazy border jumpers” and calling the city’s LGBTQ community “homos and f-ggots, trannies” was not limited to Vasquez’s songs but also extended to his online presence. “First I want to say that I’m sorry. Years ago, when I was a battle rapper I said things that were horribly offensive, misogynistic and homophobic,” Vasquez said. “Because I felt inadequate in my own skin I thought denigrating others would be something that would make myself feel big. But those words hurt people and there aren’t any excuses for it.” RELATED: Ald. Pat O’Connor Slams Challenger Andre Vasquez Over Misogynistic, Homophobic Rap Lyrics On Monday, a number of homes and businesses around Amundsen had flyers paid for by O’Connor’s campaign stuck onto their fences, doors and mail boxes also criticizing Vasquez’s rapper past. Flyer paid for by the campaign of Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th) found tucked into the fence of a building in the 2300 block of Foster Avenue on March 19, 2019. And in the weeks leading up to the April 2 runoff election, ward residents have gotten calls also quoting O’Connor’s website about Vasquez’s lyrics in a purported poll. “I’m a little concerned the alderman actually uses those terms in front of you all here without warning,” Vasquez said. “That there are people taking polls with people calling neighbors also using those terms and not knowing who is on the other end of the phone.” O’Connor told the audience Vazquez’s lyrics are fair game. “Someone can say, ‘I was young.’ Factually speaking, I was young, too,” O’Connor said. “But my record gets brought up all the time. So I think his record is fair game.” O’Connor was first elected at the age of 28 and was immediately involved in “Council Wars” in the 1980s, which pitted a coalition of mostly white aldermen — nicknamed the “Vrdolyak 29” — against then-Mayor Harold Washington, the city’s first black mayor. O’Connor sided with the mostly white caucus to block Washington’s agenda. “And I wonder what the Vrdolyak 29 would have had in their social media,” Vasquez said. RELATED: Ald. O’Connor Accused Again Of Racism Following 40th Ward Forum: ‘Out Of Touch And Cruel,’ Candidate Says During his tenure, O’Connor has served as the unofficial City Council floor leader for Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. O’Connor said “longevity is not something that is given to you but is something that you earn.” In the Feb. 26 election, O’Connor faced four challengers and got 33.2 percent of the vote. Because he wasn’t able to get the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff, he’s facing Vasquez, who got 20.1 percent of the vote, in the April 2 runoff election. It’s the first runoff O’Connor has been in since first being elected to the 40th Ward in 1983. “We need to think about where we currently are as a city. We’re in a crisis,” said Vasquez, a community organizer who works as a marketing account manager with AT&T. “When we talk about what brought us here, it’s decades and decades of the council’s status quo that has brought us to these problems.” Vasquez supports a financial transactions tax, legalized marijuana revenue, a real estate transfer tax, a progressive income tax and advocating for the state to lift the ban on rent control. He also supports reforming the city’s Tax Increment Financing system so money goes towards improvements to local schools instead of “megaprojects” like Lincoln Yards or “the $5.5. million subsidy given to the anti-choice Presence Healthcare that my opponent [O’Connor] voted for,” Vasquez said. O’Connor agrees with Vasquez on revenue from legalized marijuana revenue, but is more skeptical on how a financial transactions tax could work and is against a city income tax. “You’ve heard my opponent tonight. Let’s have [a Special Service Area] tax, let’s have a vacancy tax. He’s advocated for an income tax,” O’Connor said. “At some point in time somebody is going to have to realize that the people who are going to pay those taxes are you and me.” The audience at the 40th Ward runoff forum at Amundsen High School on March 19, 2019. The incumbent also said he doesn’t think rent control is the answer to the city’s affordable housing crisis but thinks free city college tuition and more jobs would do a better job to fix people’s inability to pay the city’s rising rents. O’Connor also supports legalizing video gambling, which he said could generate $30 million towards the city’s pension obligations, and the creation of a casino in Chicago which he said could take about five years to build. “To the people who don’t want to see gambling, Chicago already has a casino. It just happens to be in Hammond, Indiana where everyone from Chicago drives every day,” O’Connor said. Vasquez also said he’d stick to a self-imposed limit of three terms if he wins the runoff. Regarding term limits, O’Connor said he’s open to term limits if the City Council drafted a measure for him to review. As the forum came to a close, O’Connor again went on the attack, saying Vasquez was only apologizing for his comments when he was a rapper because he wanted to run for office. Voters should elect someone who “doesn’t call people names,” O’Connor said. Vasquez countered O’Connor has yet to apologize to former 40th Ward candidate Ugo Okere for the “racially divisive language” he used during a forum at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster Ave., last October. RELATED: Ald. Pat O’Connor Called ‘Racist Troll’ By Moderator Of 40th Ward Forum Vasquez then added that O’Connor brought up a lot of ideas regarding tax revenue sources during the forum. But he said many of them are just ideas because O’Connor’s record shows he was part of City Councils that privatized the city’s parking meters and Skyway, closing a record number of public schools and mental health clinics and OKing the Lincoln Yards deal. “I want to remind people he’s been on the council for 36 years. … In all that time all those decisions that have been made have hurt you,” Vasquez said. “Every time your property tax goes up it’s because losses of public revenue sources that this council voted for. We have an opportunity to actually change the way this city works.” About 450 people attended the two-hour forum at Amundsen, 5110 N. Damen Ave. It was co-organized by the League of Women Voters of Chicago, Andersonville South Neighborhood Association, Bowmanville Community Organization, Heart of Lincoln Square Neighbors Association, Indivisible Lincoln Square, MidWest Women Network, Neighbors of Edgewater West, South Asian Civic Engagement Coalition and Winnemac Park Neighbors. A full video of Monday’s forum can be found below. The 40th Ward includes parts of Lincoln Square, Bowmanville, West Ridge, Edgewater and West Andersonville. Do stories like this matter to you? Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.
19 Mar 19
Daily Bulletin | SUNY Oneonta

On March 22, alumnus Scott Salmirs ’84 will be returning to campus. He is the President and CEO of ABM Industries. The company delivers unique facilities solutions for the Aviation, Commercial Real Estate, Education, Government, Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing, Sports & Entertainment, Technology and other industries. Scott Salmirs joined ABM in 2003, holding several executive management […]

19 Mar 19
Marketer Intel

[ad_1] Our State of the Agency report has become an annual tradition—a report full of data-backed insights into how internet marketing agencies manage and grow their businesses (and advertise their clients’ businesses). We’re back for a third year. This time, we asked more questions than ever before. If you’d like to know more about the […]

19 Mar 19
Florida Now

March 19, 2019 – The South Florida Business Council (SFBC) today released its Top Five Watch List of issues that are critical to the region’s success.  The Watch List gives an overview of each priority and notes key opportunities in the year ahead that will determine how these issues may unfold in South Florida. “The SFBC intends to harness […]

19 Mar 19
Excel Well LLC

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19 Mar 19
Official Blockchain News & Information

[ad_1] The U.K. Parliament has been presented demonstrations of real-world blockchain applications designed to educate policymakers. Organized by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain), the Monday event featured live presentations from four firms working in the blockchain industry: IOTA, Oracle, Everledger and Lloyd’s of London. Among the audience were members of parliament, government officials […]

19 Mar 19
I Was Targeted To Die

Just returning from a cardiovascular retreat there is some news to report that for now I’ll just give an outline about for what is to come: 1.  A report on Pfizer’s Tessalon Perle including (unsubstantiated – wink wink) information that isn’t in their product information. Attached is their current product information for U.S. and healthcare […]

19 Mar 19
Abogados Belen, Medellin | 320 542-9469

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday blasted drugmakers and healthcare “middlemen” for making prescription drugs unaffordable for Americans, but healthcare stocks rose as it became clear the administration had avoided taking aggressive and direct measures to cut drug prices. copyright © 2016   https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js   from Trump blasts drugmakers, middlemen for high […]

19 Mar 19
Premium Times Nigeria

They call for the release of their detained leaders, and accuse the state governor of inciting the killings with his speech.

19 Mar 19
Michael Shabkie

Mar. 18, 2019 / PRZen / SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission welcomes Gail Bauhs onto its’ Board of Directors. NEMTAC is a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to championing standards and best practices for the provision of non-emergency medical transportation. “On behalf of NEMTAC’s Board of Directors, we are excited to collaborate with […]

19 Mar 19
Direct Relief

At least four people have died as a result of the floodwaters in Nebraska and Iowa. Direct Relief is working with local health facilities to assess needs.

19 Mar 19
John Kang WebMD

The U.S. company WebMD is an online publisher of news and data on healthcare. Its website boasts hundreds of new visitors daily and remains a worldwide go-to source of valuable information on well-being and medicine. Its founding and continuous presence has had a big impact on digital health, says business strategist John Kang. Founded in […]

19 Mar 19
Sarah Shaikh

AimThe main purpose of this study is to study the interaction of people with different colours in a built environment with emphasis on the design of healthcare environments and to use this information to recommend the most suitable and comfortable colour palette that can be utilized within a medical environment. The outcome of this research […]