Category: pygmnpmy

Category: pygmnpmy

first_imgJust over half of those questioned said they would oppose allowing a small business owner in their state to refuse to serve gay people if it would violate their religious beliefs, down from 61% in 2016.In 2018, US Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, saying it would violate his Christian beliefs.Opposition to religious discrimination was sharply divided along party lines, with seven in 10 Democrats surveyed opposed to small business owners refusing service to lesbians and gays based on religious beliefs, compared with 39% of Republicans.LGBT+ rights groups welcomed the study results as a sign of progress on acceptance nationwide, with more than six in 10 Americans (62%) also supporting same-sex marriage, compared to just over a third in 2007.”Americans – across race, party and almost every demographic – continue to expand their support for equality,” Lucas Acosta, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a US advocacy group, said in emailed comments.”No longer is support for LGBTQ equality a wedge issue, but rather a unifying message supported overwhelmingly by Americans.”Topics : “Issues that in the recent past demarcated major political and religious fault lines now find broad agreement.”But the survey results also reflect a growing debate in the United States between civil rights advocates opposing discrimination of LGBT+ people and religious groups seeking the right to operate according to their spiritual beliefs.”Americans support the freedom of creative professionals to create art consistent with their convictions,” said Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian group, in an emailed statement.”This principle protects the lesbian graphic designer or the atheist painter as much as it protects the Christian filmmaker.” Most Americans now believe LGBT+ people should be protected against discrimination, a major survey has found, but one in three thinks businesses should be allowed to refuse to serve gay customers on religious grounds.Nearly three-quarters of the 40,000 Americans surveyed said they favored laws that would protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in work and housing, while only about one in five opposed such protections.”Support for LGBT rights continues to be strong and expansive in all 50 states,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive and founder of the non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which conducted the survey.last_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_img Comment Chelsea winger Willian will be out of contract come the summer (Picture: Getty)Willian has vowed to continue playing for Chelsea until the Premier League season concludes – even if the coronavirus outbreak causes further delays.Last week, all professional football in England was suspended until at least April, although there are fears the Premier League may not be able to resume until much later in the year.Brazilian winger Willian will be out of contract come the summer and has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona in recent days.The 31-year-old hopes to stay at Stamford Bridge but is keen to sign a new two-year deal, while Chelsea have so far only offered a one-year contract extension.ADVERTISEMENT Euro 2020 postponed over coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:05FullscreenEuro 2020 postponed over coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/euro-2020-postponed-coronavirus-2132178/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveBut even if Willian is out of contract when the Premier League season concludes or finishes, he says he will still make himself available for Chelsea.‘My contract really ends I think in July,’ Willian told Brazilian TV channel Esporte Interativo.‘And if I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think it would be no problem for me to end the League in a way which would be loyal to the club, as they always were with me.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Regardless of a signed paper. But it’s clear that this is not a certainty, we don’t know what can happen.‘But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club regardless of my contract situation.’Willian has made more than 300 appearances for Chelsea since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2013, helping the Blues win the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.MORE: Chelsea open talks with Barcelona over Philippe Coutinho dealMORE: Man Utd plot bargain £35m transfer deal for Arsenal ace Aubameyang Advertisement Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linkscenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 10:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_imgBask Homes display with a starting price of $225,932 including upgrades are part of the Vale Display Village in Holmview, Logan.“This prompted us to produce something people can relate to, a versatile home with a well-laid-out design that can fit a lot of features and remain homey.” More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe DeKor Homes display has an open-living floorplan, showcasing the indoor-outdoor aspect that is proving a trend among Queensland homeowners. Bask Homes director Peter Andersen, said home buyers were no longer settling for basic homes and instead were now focusing on liveable aspects, like larger master suites and separate living areas, without compromising on privacy or finances.“It all comes down to good architectural design,” Mr Andersen said. “People are genuinely surprised when they come and see what can be built with a design that is specifically for that block and that there really isn’t a compromise on anything.” Stockland regional manager David Laner said home designs were constantly evolving to suit modern lifestyles and it was exciting to see the latest trends on show at the Village. Vale Display Village has opened at Holmview, Logan, featuring seven Queensland builders.BUYERS looking for more bang for their buck might be in luck with Stockland’s new display village at Holmview promising life’s little luxuries but on a first-home owner budget.The village includes seven homes with all including luxuries not usually found in the first-home buyer market, such as butler’s pantries, multiple living spaces and large outdoor areas.Officially opened last month, the Vale Display Village at Holmview features homes from Queensland builders including Metricon, Ausmar Homes, Bask Homes, Integra Homes, Neptune Homes, Colossal Homes and DeKor Homes. DeKor Homes director Jason Krueger said the demand for new homes by first homeowners was strong, however people were trying to fit a lot into their blocks due to limited budgets. “We’ve noticed people buying blocks suited to their budget, then trying to fit too much into the space inefficiently,” he said. One of the displays at Vale Display Village, Holmview, Logan.“Vale at Holmview caters for a wide range of budgets and lifestyles and the homes on show in our new display village demonstrate what can be achieved with the experience and guidance of our professional builder partners,” Mr Laner said. “The homes are very spacious and extremely liveable and it all comes down to good design and a knowledge of what homeowners value most.” Holmview has also just announced that its $1 million park is under construction set to be a huge drawcard for families throughout the region.The 1.4ha park will include a multi-level play tower, in-ground trampolines, a tunnel slide and a spinning carousel.There will also be plenty of space to play sports, have a picnic or run your dog in the off leash area.last_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_imgDaniel Ben-Ami questions the wisdom of excluding fossil fuel investmentIt is a tragedy that a basic truth has been forgotten. The world is going to need huge amounts more energy for everyone to achieve reasonable living standards.Recent World Bank statistics on global poverty make sobering reading. The trend is improving over time, but, in 2012, there were still 896m people living on less than $1.90 a day. More than 2.1bn people were living on less than $3.10 a day.For such people to enjoy Western living standards, it will be necessary for them to have levels of energy consumption on a par with the developed world. The same is true for the billions more who are not in dire poverty but whose income levels are still well below those of the West. That means there is a moral imperative to strive for a world in which far more energy is produced. The alternative – whatever politically correct language it is dressed up in – means condemning billions to remain in poverty. That may be the preferred option of the West’s green-tinged elite, but it should not be acceptable to the rest of us.In the abstract, it does not matter where the energy comes from. The key criterion should be pragmatic – whatever works best. The priority should be to produce as much energy as cheaply and efficiently as possible.In practice, at least in the short and medium term, the vast bulk will come from fossil fuels. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2015, fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) accounted for 86% of world energy consumption in 2014 compared with less than 3% for all forms of renewables (wind, geothermal, solar, biomass and waste). That is despite a huge drive by many Western governments over many years to promote renewables and stigmatise fossil fuel use. It is also worth remembering that many environmental campaigners also reject nuclear energy (about 4% of global consumption) and hydroelectric power (about 7%). Of course, it is impossible to say for certain what will happen in the more distant future. It could be that nuclear fusion – generating enormous amounts of energy by fusing hydrogen atoms together – will finally fulfil its promise. Or possibly solar energy will be harnessed on a much larger scale. Alternatively, an energy source barely recognised at present might come into its own.What is certain, as things stand, we live in a world where billions of people live in a state of scarcity. That is a huge waste of human potential. It is not some hypothetical future catastrophe but one that is all too present and real. For the time being, at least, boosting energy production by all means available – including fossil fuels – is the truly moral choice.Daniel Ben-Ami is deputy editor at IPElast_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_imgA capacity of 1,300MW of offshore wind in wind turbine components was shipped via Port of Esbjerg in 2017 – 200MW more than in the previous year – according to the port’s annual results, which show a 2.2% increase in turnover at EUR 31.61 million and a net profit of EUR 10.83 million.Image: Port of EsbjergThe 1,100MW of offshore wind turbine components shipped in 2016 marked more than double the amount handled in 2015.Stable cargo turnover, a high level of activity and progress in shipping out wind turbine components are some of the factors that made 2017 a record year, the port writes.Over the past several years, and especially in 2017, the Port of Esbjerg invested massively in its infrastructure and it states that it is now the leading North Sea offshore wind port, the base for the Danish offshore industry and an international hub for multimodal transport with six scheduled RoRo routes.“The Port of Esbjerg has played a pivotal role in recent decades in the development of the offshore wind sector Europe-wide, and especially as regards German projects in the North Sea. For the German wind farms, the Port of Esbjerg is crucial as a hub for shipping out both turbines and equipment. The shipping operations out of the Port of Esbjerg to the largescale wind farms create value throughout Europe,” the Port of Esbjerg quoted German Ambassador to Denmark, Andreas Meitzner, as saying.An investment of EUR 32.11 million was poured in the completion of the East Port expansion in 2017, and a total of EUR 228 million were invested in new solutions and infrastructure since 2004. In 2017, the return on average invested capital (ROAIC) was 8.4%.The port’s chairman, Flemming N. Enevoldsen said: “Our financial muscle must be such that we are continuously able to make the investments required to meet our customers’ needs and develop the Port of Esbjerg. Therefore, we must continue to keep costs down and ensure a sound return on our investments. The need for investment is unlikely to decrease in the future, given the market outlook and the high pace at which our environment has changed in the past.”The port added that it had just started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a future port expansion of up to 1.0 million m² so that it is ready to expand as demand for new areas arises. The EIA process is planned to be completed at the end of 2019, after which any expansion can be planned and implemented.last_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_img Share LocalNews Tourism pumped $240 Million into Dominica’s economy by: – May 24, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tourism Minister Ian Douglas says the country has received over $240 million dollars from the tourism industry.Douglas told the official launching of the I AM Dominica Campaign that the significance of the industry to the Dominican economy must be highlighted.“The tourism industry is about all of us in Dominica because the tourism dollar filters right through the economy and its importance for us to let people know the kind of effect tourism has on the economy,” he said.Douglas said further that several sectors benefit from the tourism sector.“The tourism dollar goes right through the system. It doesn’t just stay with vendors on the bay front or taxi drivers,” he added.He said the agriculture sector also receives a major boost for because of tourism.“The number of farmers today who sell their fresh fruits to our hotels and restaurants must be highlighted. The fishermen also sell their catch to hotels and all of that goes into our tourism product,” he said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_img“Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid”, which runs for three hours from 12noon to 3 p.m., has evolved from being a stage play to a street drama. Good Friday this year is April 10. The cancellation of “Pagtaltal” is part of the provincialgovernment’s precautionary measures against COVID-19. “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” has over 100 actors in period costumesfollowed by devotees as they walk for more than two kilometers passing 14Stations of the Cross before reaching the mountain top. It starts with the triumphant approach of Jesus Christ toJerusalem portrayed at the plaza in Jordan’s Barangay Poblacion, and ends with“Pieta” at the highest point of Guimaras at the Balaan Bukid Shrine in BarangayBalcon Melliza. Gumarin recently issued an executive order “temporarily suspendingthe entry and/or tours of guests from Metro Manila and those from other areasin the Philippines with localized COVID-19 transmission.” Read part of Gumarin’s executive order: “It is further orderedthat Guimaras residents who came from Metro Manila and other areas which havelocal COVID-19 transmission may be allowed to enter provided they shall undergomandatory self-quarantine for 20 days under the supervision of the rural healthunit concerned.” Now on its 45th year, “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” in Jordan, Guimarashas been cancelled due to the threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo by Belle Piccio Via Choose Philippines ILOILO City – The annual Holy Week presentation “Pagtaltal saBalaan Bukid” in the island province of Guimaras has been cancelled due to thethreat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Pagtaltal” in Hiligaynon means “to remove”, thus the street dramaends with the removal of the crucified Jesus Christ from the cross and laid inthe arms of His grieving mother Mary. According to Gumarin, the play attracts at least 50,000 pilgrimsand tourists every Good Friday of the Lenten season but the provincialgovernment has deemed it wise to forego the activity this year to protectpublic health. Now on its 45th year, “Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid” in Jordan,Guimaras is an open-air passion play on the death of Jesus Christ. There are COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila and some provinces.Gumarin mentioned Taguig, Pasig, Marikina, San Juan, Quezon, Makati, Las Piñas,Rizal, Cavite, San Jose Del Monte (Bulacan), New Clark City (Capas, Tarlac),Negros Oriental, Lanao del Sur, and Batangas. Gov. Samuel Gumarin announced the cancellation yesterday. The executive order will remain in effect until revoked or lifted,said Gumarin./PNlast_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_img Loading… According to reports from Marca, Messi will now undergo a mandatory PCR test on Monday, before being allowed to rejoin the rest of the squad later in the week. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is ready to return to first team training on Monday morning, after confirming he will remain at the club for the 2020-21 season. Messi will see out the final year of his contract at the Camp Nou, after declining to pursue legal action against La Blaugrana over his controversial €700m release clause.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 6 Iconic Supercar Movies12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes Read Also: Lionel Messi claims he is forced to stay at BarcelonaIf Messi returns to full training as expected, he could be included in Ronald Koeman’s first match day squad for their opening game of the 2020-21 La Liga season away at Athletic Bilbao on September 20.However, the Argentine superstar is expected to be rested for Koeman’s first preseason friendly against Nastic de Tarragona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium on September 12, but the returning Philippe Coutinho should feature against the Segunda Division B side.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_img Both have been nursing hamstring problems and while Toffees boss Roberto Martinez rates forward Naismith as having an “outside chance” of featuring against the Tigers, he is expecting the game will come too soon for midfielder McCarthy. Darron Gibson (knee) will not be involved and it remains to be seen whether Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone might after both played in an under-21s fixture on Monday as they continued to work towards match fitness. Everton pair Steven Naismith and James McCarthy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Hull at Goodison Park. Martinez has stressed he has had no contact from Arsenal regarding McCarthy and that he looks forward to seeing the midfielder stay with the Toffees “for a long, long time”. Fresh stories linking McCarthy with a move away from Goodison Park have emerged over the last few days, this time with the Gunners said to be interested in signing him in January. Additionally, it has been suggested Everton are trying to tie the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who they recruited from Wigan for £13million on a “long-term deal” in September 2013, to a new contract in a bid to ward off the interest. But when asked about such talk, Martinez emphasised Arsenal had not been in touch. And the Spaniard added: “James is someone we rate very highly, otherwise you wouldn’t have seen the sort of investment we made on him. “We are delighted with his form and I’ve always believed he is a typical Everton player, can grow and can get better. “He has a long-term contract and it was a huge investment. “I always enjoy seeing good reports on our players, and I see the potential interest or the good compliments that can be paid towards James from the outside. “But he is a player we look forward to seeing in the Everton top for a long, long time.” Martinez also played down talk of Christian Atsu, who is on loan with Everton from Chelsea for the season, departing in January and fellow winger Mohamed Salah arriving from the same club. The manager said: “We are going to use January in the best possible way to try to help our squad. “But loads of what is going to be done, if it’s anything, will be based on what happens over the seven games we have in December.” Hull manager Steve Bruce intends to recall influential midfielder Tom Huddlestone. Bruce admitted he had chosen to leave the former Spurs man out of Saturday’s team for a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United but, with the Tigers eager to avoid suffering a fifth straight loss, Huddlestone’s positive response has prompted his boss to restore him to the starting XI. Bruce said: “Tom has set really, really high standards here, and I just find at the moment he’s lost a bit of form. “We thought we’d take him out and give him a break from it, and hopefully it will do him the world of good because we all know what ability he’s got. “He’s had a wonderful 18 months with us, it hasn’t gone so well over the last couple of weeks but I can say that about a few of them. “Tom was maybe unfortunate to be left out but he took it exactly the way he would take it, he certainly didn’t go in a huff and he got on with it to put himself in contention again.” Uruguayan attacking midfielder Gaston Ramirez serves the second part of a three-match ban while his compatriot, striker Abel Hernandez, will not be included having only just returned to England following the birth of his child. Press Associationlast_img read more


Category: pygmnpmy

first_imgThe Food and Drug Administration says several active ingredients in sunscreen are absorbed into our body instead of sitting on the skin.Researchers found that the ingredients absorbed into the bloodstream was as much as 40-times higher than the threshold amount.It is unclear if the chemicals tested by the FDA are harmful when there is systemic exposure.The four ingredients in question are avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule.The FDA says people should continue to protect their skin from the sun while further testing occurs.last_img