Open Letter from Long Island Muslims Condemning Brussels Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York On Tuesday, Belgian citizens became the latest victims of yet another terror attack carried about by the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Authorities in Brussels said 36 people died in explosions at a metro station and Brussels Airport.Since the attacks, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump reaffirmed his Muslim ban pledge by saying the US needs to shut down its borders and his Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas called for tough surveillance of all Muslim communities, which prompted New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to say that “Cruz doesn’t what the hell he’s talking about.”Muslim Americans have joined in condemning the latest attacks, as they did when civilians were murdered in Paris last November and in San Bernardino, Calif., earlier this year. On Long Island those views have been spelled out in an open letter from leaders at the Selden Mosque who decried violence perpetrated in the name of Islam. The following has been edited for clarity:The congregants, Imam, Board of Trustees and the Executive committee of Islamic Association of Long Island from The Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island) are saddened and strongly condemn the Belgium terror attack that killed 36 and seriously injured more than 200 innocent people Tuesday.The Terrorist group ISIS which, took responsibility for the attacks, must be brought to justice. We urge the international community to stand together against all extremist groups. We call for international cooperation against all types of barbarism, terrorism, and murders of innocent civilians anywhere in the world. According to International Business Times, 1.5 million Muslims have signed a Fatwa, issued by a very large number of Muslim scholars, condemning the violence and barbarism committed by ISIS.We call for international solidarity against all types of terrorism and brutality. No act of terrorism should be tolerated.The savage and despicable attacks on civilians are outrageous. We condemned these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved one of those killed and seriously injured, and we stand together with the people of Belgium in the time of sorrow.The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended as quickly as possible and must face justice. Their crimes are crimes against humanity and Islam. These so called jihadist are a group of sick-minded people, who only represent themselves, and must be stopped at any cost.We stand in solidarity with our fellow Americans, in defense and security of our country.Islamic Association of Long IslandThe Selden Mosque (The Oldest Mosque of Long Island)last_img read more

NP Kornati started a project for the protection of dry stone walls and olive groves

first_imgKornati National Park has started with the implementation of the project “Rediviva Kurnata: Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in the Kornati National Park” worth as much as 58 million kuna, of which as much as 85 percent will be from EU funds.The main goal of the project is the sustainable use and management of the Kornati National Park through the protection of natural values ​​and heritage of the Kornati National Park, the development of visitor infrastructure and visitor facilities and improving the level of safety and experience of visitors. The project plans to establish presentation centers in Murter, Betina and Vrulje (within the Park), to establish better control of the entry of visitors to the Kornati National Park, as well as to develop an Action Plan for visitor management.”We have started the reconstruction of the dry stone wall, two hundred meters long in the area, which the people of Murter call “Archaeological Bay”. Employees of our institution and residents of Murter are working together. To the mutual satisfaction and with the enthusiasm I would like for other environments”Said Josip Zanze, director of NP Kornati for Free Dalmatia.Yes, in addition to the protection of the natural resources of the Kornati archipelago, it also envisages a significant improvement of the tourist and catering infrastructure through three visitor centers, more than 200 anchorages. “We cannot stand idly by regarding the large number of olive groves on the Kornati islands, which are no longer cultivated by the elderly population. We will hire an agronomist, who will not only take care of the protection and harvesting of olives, but also initiate the branding of the production of oil, cheese, and even the famous Kornati lamb. Rather, the NP Kornati and Kurnatari will also benefit from the work. As a clear example of the symbiosis of our institution with the people of Murter and especially the remaining, mostly elderly inhabitants of the islandsZanze added.In addition to infrastructural and multimedia solutions that are planned to be introduced in the Kornati National Park, educational content for visitors and the local public will be introduced, as well as the organization of symposia. Additional educational value will be achieved by networking parks near the Kornati National Park, but also by valorizing the natural heritage using new technologies that monitor the condition of olives and potential changes in order to educate nature conservationists / olive owners about their condition.Related news:DRY WALL CONFIRMED AS CULTURALLY GOOD!DRY WALL CANDIDATED FOR UNESCO INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGElast_img read more

Sharks plan to donate $10,000 to Gilroy shooting victims, honor first responders

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks announced a plan Thursday to aid and honor the victims and first responders of last month’s Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, which left three victims dead and 12 others injured.The team will donate $10,000 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has organized the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund.A portion of the Sept. 22 Sharks Fan Fest proceeds will also go to the fund, and the team also said it will honor the shooting’s first responders during …last_img

Videos: How to do the Diski Dance

first_imgStart learning the soccer-based moves of South Africa’s diski dance and you’ll start feeling the rhythm of African football – and the energy and passion that’s in store for the world at the 2010 Fifa World Cup!Videos produced by South African TourismSee also: SA Tourism’s Diski Dance TV advertDiski Dance demonstrationThe full workout:Diski Dance lessonThe full sequence clarified. Remember, though: it’s about diski (South African township lingo for “soccer”), so you should feel free to add your own moves, and create your own routines.Diski Dance move 1Lift up the ball: a closer look at the opening move. The videos that follow focus on other selected moves – but not in full or exact sequence.Diski Dance move 2Use your head!Diski Dance move 3Table Mountain (in other words, make your back flat!)Diski Dance move 4Release, hold, kick the ball!Diski Dance move 5Skip over and pass the ball (and let someone else do some work. Phew!)last_img read more

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Woman in Winnipeg says she may never take a taxi again

first_imgAPTN National NewsHailey McKay says she siimply wanted to go home.But that the person driving the cab she got into had other ideas.APTN’s Dennis Ward [email protected]last_img

Premier defends Turks and Caicos reputation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:britain, ed miliband, premier rufus ewing, reputation, tax information exchange agreements, turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Feb 2015 – TCI Premier stating that these islands are not a ‘tax haven’ and taking grave exception to statements made by UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband who is under fire from overseas territories which are outraged at his charges lined to alleged tax dodgers. Hon Rufus Ewing in a statement issued yesterday explains that the TCI is a well regulated, compliant jurisdiction and that the country stands in solidarity with other OTs on the matter. Premier listed that the TCI has maintained and I quote: “…FATF Standards, Global Forum Standards and have signed numerous Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), including the US-FATCA, UK-FATCA and multilateral agreement on automatic exchange of information in Berlin on 29 October 2014, among numerous others agreements.” Most recently, he said, the Deputy Premier joined other UK OT Leaders, and supported the UK Prime Minister Cameron during his presidency of the G8 as the United Kingdom made commitments to improve transparency of information to combat tax evasion, money laundering and financing of terrorism. It was explained that for the territories, Prime Minister Cameron – whom he said does not label the territories as Tax Havens – is already acting on commitments for a publicly available central registry of beneficial ownership of companies in the UK and has encouraged the territories to follow the lead. Ed Miliband in statements made on the weekend said he was sending a letter to warn the territories about sheltering tax evaders who are causing the people of Britain to miss out on benefits from their tax dollars. The Premier said he has received no letter; at least not yet. Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Crown Land Motion by PDM demands better process Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aidlast_img read more

Email inboxes flooded with notifications of privacy policy changes

first_img May 29, 2018 Updated: 8:16 PM Posted: May 29, 2018 Email inboxes flooded with notifications of privacy policy changes , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — If emails flooded your inbox this past weekend alerting you to new privacy policies, you are not alone, but before you hit delete, you might want to pay attention to the details.The emails came from companies like Amazon, Facebook and the GPS app you use, but if you simply delete them, you may opt-in to share your information.“I’ve just been deleting them,” said Jen Cline.“I keep getting these emails so I don’t really know what to do with everything,” said Brendan John. “I kinda delete it and go on.”Most people see it as spam, while others may give it a passing glance, but don’t really get it.“My personal information has been found on the dark web and that’s very troubling,” said Sharon Asaro. “They recommended that we change all our passwords and that’s troubling to be out there on social media and that my personal information is being sold somewhere.”Emory Roane of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse told KUSI not to ignore them.“You should be reading your privacy policies to see if you have options,” said Emory Roane of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.The name of the game is advertising, so your information is very valuable to the advertising community and to the companies they work for. They want to know what you like, what you tweet, or who your favorite actor is. This is an effort to target you for ads.Do we have options to opt out of these ads?“That’s a very tough question. I think it hits on the need for robust privacy regulations and privacy protections in the United States,” Roane said. “What sort of choices do we have in the matter? Unfortunately, we don’t have as many choices as I think we should.”That’s because some of the companies don’t give you easy options to opt out.According to Roane, your personal preferences are worth a lot of money.“Yes, yes, people should be concerned with how their data is being used online,” Roane said. “Their data is extremely valuable and, in certain circumstances, it can be extremely dangerous, especially for people that depend on their privacy more than the average individual.”Roane does think the updated privacy options are actually a small victory. You just have to be proactive and guard it.“Check for sections that say information we collect, the information we share with and what choices you have in the matter, ” Roane said. “If you can find those three sections, you have a much better idea of what sort of collection practices are going on with these companies.”According to Roane, it’s ultimately up to you to decide what information you want to share.“So wherever possible, we should approach privacy from the direction that users should opt into things, rather than opt out,” Roane said.These instructions below will show you step-by-step how to control the data shared with advertisers on Twitter.Go to the Settings and Privacy tab in Twitter. Click on a button called Your Twitter data. Scroll down and choose Interests and ads data. This will show you a list of the number of advertisers that are trying to target you based on your interests. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

More Scripps Health nurses head to help Camp Fire victims

first_imgMore Scripps Health nurses head to help Camp Fire victims. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A second team of nurses from Scripps Medical Health traveled to northern California Tuesday to provide aid to the Camp Fire victims.A Scripps Medical Response Team of five nurses returned last Friday from their week long deployment to provide medical care to victims and evacuees of the Camp Fire in Northern California.This second team will be led by Kelly Hardiman, R.N., and will also include Jay Larrosa, R.N., Debra Egan, R.N., and Jennifer Casey, R.N. Posted: November 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom November 27, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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