Preliminary application for Hoboken’s affordable housing due today, May 8

first_imgHOBOKEN–The deadline to submit applications for  for the affordable housing waiting list for new rental units regulated by the city is today, May 8. Members of the public can submit a preliminary application by visiting Applicants without internet access may call (609) 664-2769 X5.This list will be used to lease five units at 600 Harrison St., four units at 1410 Grand, six units at  721 Clinton St., and 42 units at Seventh Street and Jackson Street and additional future units.  Some units will be available as early as Spring 2017, and others will be available in upcoming years depending on the construction schedule.The Affordable Housing Program will provide opportunities for both affordable units for rent and for sale.The first units that will become available are at 600 Harrison St. Monthly rents for the units, not including utilities, are $600 for the one available low income one bedroom unit, $903 for the three available low income two bedroom units, and $1,035 for the three bedroom moderate income unit.Even those who are not interested in these initial units should submit the preliminary application by May 8 to be considered for upcoming and future affordable housing rentals.The rents for future units may be higher or lower based on income levels and number of bedrooms. The waiting list is only for rental units regulated by the city and there may be other affordable housing opportunities that must be applied for separately.The city recently adopted the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan and a guidebook entitled “Administration of Affordable Units: Policies & Procedures Manual” to set forth the policies and procedures for placing eligible individuals and families into Hoboken’s affordable units.Additional information including income limits is available on ×last_img read more

Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 120 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img The court unanimously struck down the current banCanada’s Supreme Court has ruled that doctors may help patients who have severe and incurable medical conditions to die, overturning a 1993 ban.In a unanimous decision, the court said the law impinged on Canadians’ rights.The case was brought by a civil rights group on behalf of two women, Kay Carter and Gloria Taylor, with degenerative diseases. Both have since died.The government now has a year to rewrite its law on assisted suicide.If it does not, the current law will be struck down.Assisted suicide is legal in several European countries and a few US states.In Canada is it illegal to counsel, aid or abet a suicide, and the offence carries up to 14 years in prison.Previous attempts by MP Steven Fletcher on assisted suicide legislation failed in the House of Commons“This is one incredible day,” said Grace Pastine of British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, which brought the case.“Physician-assisted dying is now recognised for what it is – a medical service that brings an end, for some individuals, to unbearable suffering.”In the ruling, the justices wrote they “did not agree that the existential formulation of the right to life requires an absolute prohibition on assistance in dying, or that individuals cannot ‘waive’ their right to life”.The court limited doctor-assisted suicide to patients who are consenting adults, who have a incurable but not necessarily terminal disease that causes “enduring and intolerable suffering”.The justices also argued the total ban on doctor-assisted suicide “deprives some individuals of life, as it has the effect of forcing some individuals to take their own lives prematurely, for fear that they would be incapable of doing so when they reached the point where suffering was intolerable”.Dropping the ban was opposed by religious groups in Canada and the issue has divided the disability-rights community in the country.Lawyers for Kay Carter and Gloria Taylor had argued that the ban discriminated against them, as they could not take their own life without the help of their doctors.Taylor, who had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, died in 2012.Carter had spinal stenosis, a progressive compression of the spinal cord. She travelled with her family to Switzerland in 2010 to end her life. HealthLifestyle Canada backs doctor-assisted suicide by: BBC News – February 9, 2015 Sharelast_img read more

Matchbook offers ‘commission free’ wagering for new Flat Racing season

first_img StumbleUpon Mark Brosnan ends Matchbook CEO tenure  May 19, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 Share UKGC suspended Matchbook licence over AML & Risk assessment failures April 8, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Entering a new season of flat racing, online betting exchange Matchbook ( has detailed that it will offer ‘commission free wagering on every horse race’ from Sunday to Wednesday until 17 May. Matchbook, which has a 4/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, detailed that the promotion was developed in order to highlight ‘just how big an edge’ racing customers can gain from using its betting exchange services.“We’re confident that once bettors have experienced the Matchbook difference they won’t want to go back to betting with the traditional bookmakers.“At Matchbook, bettors get the best possible prices, great liquidity, and a lightning-fast betting platform. Adding commission free betting to the mix is a pretty compelling reason to open an account with Matchbook” stated Matchbook’s marketing team.In Q1 of this year, the Cork (Ireland) based betting exchange completed a full migration of all its sports markets onto its new proprietary betting platform. Matchbook has spent more than a year revamping its betting product, with a view of driving player engagement.Matchbook marketing said that its Flat Racing 0% commission promotion was the a key promotion for highlighting the firms new market capabilities.last_img read more

Iowa Department of Administrative Services director resigns

first_imgDES MOINES — The head of the agency that manages human resources issues in state government is leaving before the Iowa Senate could consider whether he’d be confirmed for the job.Jim Kurtenbach, a former Republican legislator, had been director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services for the past eight months. Senate Democratic Leader Janet Petersen of Des Moines says she had concerns about the agency’s handling of sexual harassment cases.“Wanting to make sure that the person that we put in charge of DAS is highly qualified,” she says, “so that we don’t continue to write check after check for employment issues we should have a better handle on.”It’s likely Kurtenbach would have been unable to win confirmation in the Iowa Senate, as he would have needed the support of at least two Democrats. Petersen, however, says she never relayed any concerns directly to the governor’s office.In a written statement, Kurtenbach said he had improved the culture in the agency to be “outcome driven.” Kurtenbach’s resignation is effective Friday, March 6. The governor says she’s already started a nationwide search for his replacement.last_img read more

Uganda Cranes draw Egypt, Ghana in World Cup qualifiers

first_imgLIVE DRAWS Group  A :Libya, Guinea, DR Congo, TunisiaGroup B: Zambia, Cameroon, Nigeria, AlgeriaGroup C: Gabon, Morocco, Mali, Ivory CoastGroup D: Burkina Faso, South Africa, Cape Verde, SenegalGroup E: Uganda, Congo, Egypt, GhanaMatchdays1: Oct 3-11 20162: Nov 7-15 20163/4: Aug 28-Sept 5 20175: Oct 2-10 20176: Nov 6-14 2017Uganda has been drawn in one of the toughest groups in the Africa zone, 2018 World Cup qualifiers.  They are in Group E with Congo and African giants Egypt, Ghana.The qualifiers start in October, with Uganda away to Ghana.Cranes coach, Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic  was unfazed by the draw. He said success in the Africa Cup of Nations qualification will be the perfect launch pad for the World Cup qualifiers.” We are focusing first on AFCON qualifiers believing that we can qualify for the first time in 39 years. Once we finish that we shall fly on the wings of confidence go to play World cup qualifiers where we need to meet top class teams with no pressure on us,” Micho said.Uganda plays Comoros in September, a month before the World Cup qualifiers. Micho is looking to a win in that game and qualification for Gabon as a springboard.“Against these giants, the mental part is most important. We need to break jinx of Egypt. Technically we shall be up to standard but question is can the whole country stand behind us with just 10 percent of a budget compared to others  we are competing against?”The “group of death” is Group B, that has Zambia as the minnows. Others are Cameroon, Nigeria, and Algeria.The five group winners qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia.World Cup Group qualifying starts this October, continues in November and there will be four rounds between August and November 2017.Opening match of  Group E has Ghana vs Uganda : 10th October 2016. LIVE UPDATES** Draw starts:  Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny to help with the draw*****LIVE UPDATESUganda is in Pot 4, the weakest of the four pots. They have never qualified for the final before, but are in contention to make their first African Cup of Nations finals.Eighteen of the nations in the draw are among the top 20 in the rankings with Gabon and Libya the exceptions.Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria are seeking third consecutive World Cup appearances.Pot 1: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, EgyptPot 2: Tunisia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, CameroonPot 3: Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Morocco, Mali, South AfricaPot 4: Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Gabon, LibyaShare on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Trump Retweets Conspiracy Theory About Epstein’s Death

first_imgPresident Trump retweeted a theory over the weekend from comedian Terrence K. Williams regarding the death of Jeffrey Epstein.According to federal officials, Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death. He had been on suicide watch last month, but was later taken off, a person familiar with the matter reports.A Clinton spokesman responded on Twitter to Trump’s retweet: “Ridiculous, and of course not true – and Donald Trump knows it. Has he triggered the 25th Amendment yet?” The 25th Amendment spells out a process for the president’s Cabinet to remove him from office.White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on “Fox News Sunday” that President Trump “just wants everything to be investigated.”She also criticized people who she says are “trying to connect the president to this monster from years ago where they are seen dancing in the video,” in reference to an NBC News video of Trump and Epstein attending a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach in 1992. Conway adds that those individuals “were actively, I suppose, flying around with this monster on his island…Perhaps there’s a public interest in knowing more about that.”Democratic Senator and Presidential Candidate Cory Booker, of New Jersey, says Trump is “using the same tactics and languages of the Russians, if you look at the intelligence reports about how they’re coming at our democracy.” Booker calls Trump’s actions “dangerous” and says the President has “been using the Clintons as a means for a lot of his false accusations.”last_img read more