Palestine Leaked Documents Suggest Gulf Countries Will Foot the Bill for

Rabat – The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom published on May 7 a leaked draft of a future  deal between Israel and Palestine.The document, leaked in Hebrew, unveils the main pillars of what has been labeled as the “Deal of the Century,” a Trump administration-brokered deal between Palestine and Israel.A state named the “New Palestine” will be created in  “the West Bank and Gaza, with the exception of Israeli settlements in the West Bank,” according to an English translation, published by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency. The alleged deal will be negotiated by representatives of Israel, Hamas, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The authenticity of the leaked document has not been confirmed yet by any officials from Palestine, the United States, or Israel. President Donald Trump is expected to unveil in the upcoming weeks what he describes as the “Deal of the Century” to end the Arab-Israeli conflict over Palestine. The Trump administration’s peace plan has already been anticipated by critics to be significantly in favor of Israel.Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Riyad al-Maliki, responded to Trump’s anticipated plan  in a United Nations meeting on May 9, stating that the US is preparing “a surrender document, not a peace plan.”The Secretary General of the  PLO”s Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, has also slammed Trump’s plan. Speaking on May 3 in reaction to the plan, Erekat said that the plan “is more about dictations and not a peace agreement that may be reached through negotiations.”The budget set for this “Deal of the Century” is estimated at $30 billion for development projects in the “New Palestine” over a five-year period.Gulf countries are expected to cover 70% of the financial assistance “because they will be the main beneficiaries of this agreement,” said the document. Of the remaining 30%, the US will cover 20% and the EU will provide 10%.Palestinians will also pay a yet-to-be negotiated amount of money to Israel “to defend it from foreign aggression,” since the new Palestine “will not be allowed to create an army,” said the same source.Jerusalem The status of Jerusalem remains the document’s most controversial aspect. President Trump’s decision in 2018 to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem implied that the US recognizes the legitimacy of Israel’s claim over Jerusalem.The leaked draft said that Jerusalem “will not be divided or shared between Israel and New Palestine and will be the capital of both Israel and New Palestine. The Arab population in Jerusalem will be citizens of the “New Palestine.” “The Israeli Jerusalem municipality will be responsible for all areas of the city except for education, which will be dealt with by the new Palestinian government. The new Palestinian Authority will pay taxes and water costs to the Jerusalem municipality.” read more

Millions suffering from mental illness need better care says UN health agency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today called on countries to provide a network of community health services to alleviate the hardships faced by the nearly 54 million people around the world suffering from mental disorders as well as those caring for them.“Not only are community health services more accessible to people living with severe mental disabilities, these are also more effective in taking care of their needs compared to mental hospitals,” stated Benedetto Saraceno, WHO’s Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.“Community mental health services are also likely to have less possibilities for neglect and violations of human rights, which are too often encountered in mental hospitals,” he added. The call for community mental health services came during WHO’s Global Forum for Community Mental Health, which concluded in Geneva yesterday and which, for the first time, included the participation of people living with mental disorders. In addition to the nearly 54 million people suffering severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder, WHO estimates that 154 million suffer from depression. “This topic should matter to everyone, because far too many people with mental disorders do not receive any care,” said Catherine Le Galès-Camus, Assistant Director-General of WHO’s cluster on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.According to WHO, mental disorders are increasingly prevalent in developing countries, the consequence of persistent poverty-driven conditions, the demographic transition, conflicts in fragile States and natural disasters. At the same time, more than 50 per cent of developing countries do not provide any care for persons with mental disorders in the community. “The challenge is to enhance systems of care by taking effective local models and disseminating them throughout a country. [The Forum] was about showcasing models which are proving effective in delivering mental health care in resource-challenged situations,” added Dr. Le Galès-Camus. 1 June 2007The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today called on countries to provide a network of community health services to alleviate the hardships faced by the nearly 54 million people around the world suffering from mental disorders as well as those caring for them. read more

Womens voices must be heard in tackling HIVAIDS – UN study

“This is particularly true for women who are most affected by the epidemic as for far too long HIV-positive women have been invited only after agendas have been set out or policy decisions taken,” said the publication, produced by the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the ATHENA Network and presented yesterday at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City.The conclusion was reached after nine months of extensive global research and interviews, and the new study advocates a road map for action which calls for advancing women’s leadership and participation by tackling the obstacles they face.“It is necessary to fulfil the commitments made to ensuring women’s and girls’ voices, concerns and perspectives are incorporated in the decision-making processes that affect their lives,” said Teresa Rodriguez, UNIFEM Regional Programme Director for Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.“HIV-positive women and other key populations need to be more than bystanders or advisors in the formation of the content and direction of the AIDS response; they must be supported to be leaders.” 7 August 2008Women’s voices are still being left out in the battle against HIV/AIDS, despite frequent calls for their increased participation in determining resource allocation over the disease, according to a new United Nations-backed study. read more

UN officials hail climate change deal reached at Cancún conference

11 December 2010The United Nations climate change talks in Cancún have concluded with a package of decisions to help countries advance towards a low-emissions future, delivering what the world body’s top officials have hailed as a victory in the battle against one of today’s biggest challenges. The outcome is an “important success for a world much in need of it,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement issued on Saturday, following the conclusion of the two-week meeting. “Governments came together in common cause, for the common good, and agreed on a way forward to meet the defining challenge of our time.” Dubbed the “Cancún Agreements,” the decisions include formalizing mitigation pledges and ensuring increased accountability for them, as well as taking concrete action to protect the world’s forests, which account for nearly one-fifth of global carbon emissions.Delegates meeting at the 16th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) also agreed to ensure no gap between the first and second commitment periods of the Kyoto Protocol, an addition to the Convention that contains legally binding measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and whose first commitment period is due to expire in 2012.Agreement was also reached on establishing a fund for long-term climate financing to support developing countries, and bolstering technology cooperation and enhancing vulnerable populations’ ability to adapt to the changing climate. “The outcomes in Cancun have given us important tools. Now we must use them, and strengthen our efforts in line with the scientific imperative for action,” stated Mr. Ban.Welcoming the agreements reached, UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said nations have shown that they can work together to reach consensus on a common cause. “Cancún has done its job. The beacon of hope has been reignited and faith in the multilateral climate change process to deliver results has been restored,” said Ms. Figueres, who is the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC. “Governments have given a clear signal that they are headed towards a low-emissions future together, they have agreed to be accountable to each other for the actions they take to get there, and they have set it out in a way which encourages countries to be more ambitious over time.”The next Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is scheduled to be held in South Africa from 28 November to 9 December 2011.Cancun read more

PODCAST Students invited to special presentation by visiting scholar Dr Bernd Scherer

Good Morning Goodman podcast hosts Susan LeBlanc and Lauren Smith talk about what’s happening at the Goodman School of Business this week.On Wednesday, Sept. 28, students can attend a special presentation given by visiting scholar Dr. Bernd Scherer from WU Vienna.Dr. Scherer is both a widely published scholar and managing director at Deutche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. He will talk to students about making the move from the world of academia to industry.Applications are now open for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship worth up to $15,000 to be used toward graduate programs at Goodman. There is an information session being held Thursday, Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Pond Inlet to learn more about this opportunity.The Goodman School of Business is once again sponsoring teams of students to attend both Queen’s University’s Inter-Collegiate Business Competition and Grossman School of Business’s Global Family Enterprise Case Competition. Details on both of these competitions have been emailed to all undergraduate Goodman students.Today marks the start of trading in the popular Investment Challenge for Charity hosted by the Brock Finance and Investment Group (BFIG) at Goodman, a student-run organization made up of focused undergraduate students interested in finance who actively manage a portfolio in excess of $15,000 and attend and compete in finance-related events and competitions. The Investment Challenge has a $20 price tag with proceeds going to the Niagara Community Foundation. The registration fee gives participants access to an investment simulation with a $100,000 portfolio they can manage over six weeks.Students interested in marketing can apply to be an ambassador at the Brock Marketing Association (BMA) at Goodman until Sept. 30. BMA allows students to gain marketing experience by creating and executing campaigns for organizations in Niagara.Produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team, this is the latest in the Good Morning Goodman series which updates the Goodman School of Business community weekly on important news and events.00:30 – Visiting scholar Dr. Bernd Scherer01:30 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship applications open01:52 – Inter-Collegiate Business Competition and Global Family Enterprise Case Competition03:07 – Brock Finance and Investment Challenge hosting Investment Challenge for Charity03:42 – Brock Marketing Association hiring ambassadors04:07 – How to Get a Job in Finance registration open read more

Opinion OSUs 2016 draft class has much to accomplish to be elite

Former OSU and current San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) celebrates after making a sack during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4, 2015 in College Park, Md. Credit: Lantern file photoOne of the largest storylines from the 2016 NFL draft was the unequivocal presence of the Ohio State football program. The 12 OSU players selected in the three-day event in Chicago last weekend set numerous records and added to coach Urban Meyer’s impressive mark of former players picked in the draft which, now, totals over 80.Truly, no one knows the worth of a draft class until approximately three years after that draft. But on the surface, OSU’s NFL-record-breaking group stacks up against the top draft classes ever produced by any one school.Matched up against former OSU classes, the 2004 and 2006 draft groups are regarded as two of the best in school history.OSU’s 2004 class, oddly, is very similar to the 2016 group. Each manufactured a championship the year before it entered the draft and then failed to repeat the following year after entering the season as overwhelming favorites. The 2004 class produced three first-rounders in defensive end Will Smith, cornerback Chris Gamble and wide receiver Michael Jenkins, but the bulk of the class came in the later rounds. OSU saw an NFL-record 14 players selected in 2004, which still stands as the all-time mark by one school. Smith played nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints in his tenure in the league and started as an integral cog in the Saints’ defense for seven of those nine seasons. Gamble, too, played nine seasons in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers and started in the secondary from his rookie season until he retired after the 2012 season. Another notable NFL performer from the 2004 OSU class is current Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen.Linebacker A.J. Hawk, safety Donte Whitner, linebacker Bobby Carpenter, wide receiver Santonio Holmes and center Nick Mangold rank atop the list of notable Buckeyes who have been drafted in recent years. All five of those former OSU legends made All-Big Ten teams in 2005, and two of them achieved All-American honors. Excluding Carpenter, the first-round picks found great success at the next level. Holmes was the Super Bowl XLIII MVP, where he snagged the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter, securing the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sixth championship against the Arizona Cardinals.As for the other first-round picks in that class, Hawk played nine seasons with Green Bay and won Super Bowl XLV in 2010. The two-time All-American totaled 20 sacks and nearly 644 total tackles through 10 seasons thus far. Whitner just finished playing his 10th season in the NFL and has reeled in 11 interceptions and 619 tackles over the course of his career while earning three Pro Bowl bids. Mangold has been known as the game’s best center for close to five years with the New York Jets. The former Buckeye center is one of the most decorated players to come out of Columbus. Mangold has been voted first-team All-Pro twice, once second-team All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowler. As for draft classes that did not come out of the capital of the Buckeye state, look no further than the 2004 Miami Hurricanes’ group. We already covered the 2004 Buckeyes who still hold the draft record for most picks from one school. Now let’s turn our attention to the class who still holds the first-round draft pick record. Miami saw six of its former players taken in the first round in 2004, a mark that has not been surpassed or met in any following draft.The 2002 national championship game between OSU and Miami featured a complete arsenal of NFL talent, and Miami was a large portion of that. Between the six first-round picks from Miami in 2004, the rare draft class racked up three Super Bowl championships and 11 Pro Bowl appearances. Much of those impressive accolades were accomplished by defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jonathan Vilma. Wilfork won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and was selected for five Pro Bowls, and Vilma won a Super Bowl with the Saints as well as being selected for three Pro Bowls. Other notable classes include the 2009 USC draft class that had the lethal trio of linebackers of Brian Cushing, Clay Matthews and Rey Maualuga who dominated the college scene. 2014 LSU, 2011 Alabama and 2010 Florida all had draft classes that have several starters in the NFL at the moment.But if there is one class football analysts and fans should look to when comparing any draft class, it’s the 2002 Miami Hurricanes. Regarded by many as the greatest college football team in history, the ‘02 ‘Canes were a more-than-impressive bunch. Dominating on the field in college winning the 2001 national championship, this group from the Sunshine State lived up to the hype.The ‘Canes had 11 players picked from their national championship team in 2002, including five first-rounders. Two of those first-round picks, safety Ed Reed and tight end Jeremy Shockey, are likely bound for the Hall of Fame in Canton in the coming years. A second-round pick, running back Clinton Portis is likely to have his name enshrined in NFL glory in the future as well.Between Reed, Shockey and Portis, the three were elected to a laudable total of 15 Pro Bowl selections and three Super Bowl championships. Bryant McKinnie, the seventh overall pick in 2002, also played in a Pro Bowl and won a Super Bowl with Reed playing for the Baltimore Ravens.Portis nearly eclipsed the 10,000-yard career rushing mark in his nine-year career, and Shockey ranks in the top 10 all-time in receiving yards by a tight end. As for Reed, if his nine Pro Bowls don’t speak for themselves, Reed is known as one of the best safeties to ever play in the NFL. He racked up 64 interceptions over his tenure which ranks seventh all time.Most rookie minicamps around the NFL wrapped up on Sunday, and only time will tell if the Buckeyes’ 2016 draft class is boom or bust. 12 former OSU players drafted in the first four rounds was completely unprecedented and absurd no matter how you look at it. Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker and Michael Thomas figure to start right away with Eli Apple, Vonn Bell and Darron Lee getting plenty of reps in their rookie seasons as well.Six of the seven picks from OSU in the first two rounds were underclassmen which speaks volume to how fast these former Buckeyes progressed. The senior class racked up a program record 50 wins over four seasons, so there’s no question the draftees know how to win. Each and every member of the 2016 draft class was a critical part in the 2014 national championship, too. Elliott collected 696 yards in three games on the way to the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship with Bosa being a consistent force on the defensive front the whole season and stepping up in the biggest moments. Apple shadowed some of Alabama’s and Oregon’s top receivers in the semi-final and championship game in the College Football Playoff. Bell had an interception in both the Big Ten championship game and semi-final matchup, and Thomas was a constant deep threat averaging over 11 yards per catch with one score in the final two games of 2014.Former quarterback Cardale Jones—drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round—has a story that is well-documented in leading OSU to a championship. As for offensive lineman Taylor Decker, he’s been the best lineman at OSU for two years and performed at his best under the spotlight. One thing to know about the record-breaking group from Columbus is that they know how to perform at the largest venues.It would be a grand disappointment if this talented class didn’t accomplish much at the next level. But if there is one thing people know about the Buckeyes’ football program, it’s that OSU coach Meyer knows how to produce NFL-ready players. read more

Girl 13 who died of brain aneurysm saved record number of lives

first_img“Jemima was lovely – clever, funny, compassionate and creative – and we feel sure she would be very proud of her legacy.”According to NHS Blood and Transplant, 457 people died waiting for a transplant last year, including 14 children.There are currently 6,414 people on the transplant waiting list, including 176 children.Anthony Clarkson, NHS Blood and Transplant’s assistant director of organ donation and transplantation, said: “Every donor is special and Jemima’s unique story shows the extraordinary difference a few words can make.”Hundreds of people are still dying unnecessarily waiting for a transplant because too many families say no to organ donation.”Please tell your family you want to donate, and if you are unsure, ask yourself: if you needed a transplant would you accept one? If so, shouldn’t you be prepared to donate?” A 13-year-old girl who died of a brain aneurysm saved a record number of lives by donating her organs.Jemima Layzell, who died in March 2012 at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, is the only recorded donor in the UK whose solid organs have been transplanted into eight different people, NHS Blood and Transplant data shows.The discovery was made after staff began trawling records for donors who had helped the most people.A typical donation usually results in 2.6 transplants.Jemima, from Horton in Somerset, was a pupil at Taunton School. She collapsed as her family prepared a party for her mother’s 38th birthday. She died four days later. Everyone wants their child to be special and unique and this among other things makes us very proudSophy Layzell, Jemima’s mother Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In total, eight of her organs were donated – her heart, small bowel, pancreas, both kidneys, both lungs, and her liver was split and transplanted into two people.The eight different recipients included five children from different parts of the country.Her mother, Sophy Layzell, 43, a drama tutor, said: “We knew Jemima was willing to be a donor following a conversation about it a couple of weeks before her unexpected death.”The conversation was prompted by the death of someone we knew in a crash. They were on the register but their organs couldn’t be donated because of the circumstances of their death. Jemima Layzell (right) with her sister Amelia Mrs Layzell said: “Shortly after Jemima died, we watched a programme about children awaiting heart transplants and being fitted with Berlin Hearts in Great Ormond Street Hospital.”It affirmed for us that saying ‘no’ would have been denying eight other people the chance for life, especially over Jemima’s heart, which Harvey had felt uncomfortable about donating at the time.”We feel it’s very important for families to talk about organ donation. Every parent’s instinct is to say no, as we are programmed to protect our child. It’s only with prior knowledge of Jemima’s agreement that we were able to say yes. Jemima Layzell (right) with her sister AmeliaCredit: PA “Jemima had never heard of organ donation before and found it a little bit unsettling but totally understood the importance of it.”We found the decision to donate Jemima’s organs hard but we both felt it was right and we knew she was in favour of donation.”We had no idea Jemima was the only person whose organs were transplanted into eight different people until NHS Blood and Transplant told us.”Everyone wants their child to be special and unique and this among other things makes us very proud.”Jemima’s father, Harvey Layzell, 49, the managing director of a building firm, had initially felt unsure about donating her heart.last_img read more

CROATIAN LINE POWER Ilija Brozović joins THW Kiel

Ilija BrozovicTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Croatia ready for Poland 2016! Next Story → GAMBLING: Dujshebaev leaves Csaszar at home! German champions THW Kiel reacted quickly on the latest injury of Rene Toft Hansen, who will be out for the rest of the season. New player on the line is Croatian guy, Ilija Brozović. THe 24 year-old line player joined “Zebras” after only six months at HSV Handball, where he came last summer from PPD Zagreb.Brozović signed contract until summer 2017. He will have enough time to find him place at the team during injury time of Patrick Wiencek and Rene Toft Hansen. Croatian rapsody with line-players still has no plan to stop. Croatia has Renato Sulic in Veszprem, Igor Vori in PSG HANdball, Kresimir Kozina in SG FLEnsburg, but also MArino Maric in MT Melsungen. read more

Geek deals Planar 27inch 1080p LCD w3yr warranty for 219

first_imgPlanar’s PX2710MW 27-inch LCD monitor is an item we’ve featured in Geek deals a few times and for good reason. This monitor is, hands down, one of the best value out there today. If you want a big-inch screen but have a tiny budget, you owe it to yourself to check out the PX2710MW.This hot-deal favorite has a lot of features that we don’t normally see in this price range. The most obvious comes in its expansive LCD panel, measuring 27-inches diagonally and offering Full HD 1080p resolution. But Planar is bringing more than just a big screen to the table.The PX2710MW also has DVI, VGA, and HDMI video inputs. HDMI is typically excluded from monitors that are so budget friendly and it also makes this beast a great multimedia option, easily connecting to your Blu-ray player or game console.A 3 year advance exchange warranty is also included, yet another asset that is usually reserved for the premium models. This means that if your PX2710MW does need warranty service, Planar will actually send you another model right away and you return your defective one in the same box and on their dime.Just so nobody is kidding themselves, the image quality and color accuracy won’t match that of other 27-inch displays costing 2-3x as much. But with hundreds of positive user reviews and a stellar feature set for the dollar, this display is a no-brainer for the thrifty shopper.The only downside is that this deal ends TONIGHT. Snatch up one or two of these beasts before the massive $250 coupon expires.Click here to get the Planar PX2710MW deal from Apply coupon code X88QZ?XGMWKZMQ in shopping cart for total $250 instant savings. This deal expires midnight September 5.last_img read more

US Marshals catch bank robber who escaped from halfway house in Miami

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man serving a 10-year sentence for bank robbery was caught Friday morning after escaping from a halfway house.According to police, 30-year-old Chami Nassier Moubarak stole a vehicle near the Aventura area after his escape and left it in Miami Beach. A perimeter was set up shortly afterward.Moubarak was found and taken into custody by U.S. Marshals just before 6 a.m. He is currently being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Car fire shuts down A1A northbound near Haulover Beach

first_imgA1A northbound after Bal Harbour is shut down. Massive car fire #miami @TotalTrafficMIA— Carlos Roncajolo (@rojom3) January 6, 2019Crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.No one was hurt. HAULOVER BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A car burst into flames along A1A near Haulover Beach, causing the closure of northbound lanes.The call initially came in as a medical emergency along Collins Avenue. When fire crews responded, they found the vehicle completely engulfed.Video of the blaze was posted to Twitter. The roadway has since reopened to traffic.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WiesnerMedia Acquires Pittsburgh Magazine

first_imgGreenwood Village, Colorado-based WiesnerMedia has acquired Pittsburgh magazine from longtime publisher and public broadcasting company WQED Multimedia. The deal also includes the magazine’s annual City Guide, Home and Garden magazine and Pittsburgh Weddings.Financial terms were not disclosed.According to WiesnerMedia CEO Dan Wiesner, the acquisition marks the “first brick in the build-out” of a regional media company. “We are trying to build a group of regional magazines,” he told FOLIO:. “The city and the [magazine] brand are a great base to work on developing new products and services that serve readers, advertisers and the community.” WiesnerMedia publishes a number of trade, consumer and custom publications covering transportation, travel, higher education, performing arts and energy.WQED president and CEO George L. Miles in a statement said the sale allows the company to “focus on our core businesses,” including classical radio and non-commercial educational television.The magazine’s operations will stay in Pittsburgh, Wiesner said. Longtime publisher Betsy Benson and 21 out of 24 staffers will remain with the publication.It was not immediately clear how many layoffs might be associated with the deal. Dan Wiesner did not immediately return requests for comment.“Pittsburgh is a great market and it was a magazine that, under its former ownership, never got to realize its full potential,” Regional Media Advisors president Kim Mac Leod told FOLIO:. “Wiesner’s group has the back office support to minimize costs, and the regional publishing experience to be able to manage it effectively from afar.”With a monthly circulation of more than 50,000, Pittsburgh magazine was founded in 1969 as QED Renaissance, a city arts and culture guide. New York City-based investment banking firm M.C. Alcamo & Co. represented WQED in the transaction.Regional ClosuresA number of regional magazines have been shuttered recently. Last week, RightUp Media folded 29-year-old Northern Ohio Live, a culture and arts magazine. The May/June issue will be its last. The magazine’s assets will be transferred to Live Publishing Co., which sold Northern Ohio Live to RightUp in 2006.Florida’s Times-Union recently suspended publication of lifestyle magazine Water’s Edge. With a 15,000 print run, the magazine will cease publishing with the July issue.last_img read more

OBITUARY Rocco V Chuck DePasquale Jr 59

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Rocco V. DePasquale Jr., fondly known as “Chuck” to his family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2018.Chuck was born on November 28, 1958, in Somerville, MA. He was the cherished son of the late Rocco and Rita (Lydon) DePasquale. Chuck was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA and was a member of a large and loving Italian family. Chuck attended Wilmington Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1977.Following high school, Chuck worked with his family at Rocco’s Restaurant in Wilmington, a favorite local spot in town. Chuck, along with his brother Mattie, took over running the family business following the retirement of their father, Rocco. Chuck worked hard for many years. He had a wonderful personality and was great with the customers. Chuck welcomed everyone with open arms and made you feel like a part of the family whenever you entered the restaurant. He always greeted everyone with a big smile or hug. Chuck was also incredibly generous to the community. He and his brother Mattie sponsored many functions and dinners for local sports teams, community fundraisers and events. This did not go unnoticed as they were honored with the Wilmington “Good Guy” award in 2005 for their outstanding citizenship. “Good Guy” epitomized Chuck and was an award which he so richly deserved.In 1994, Chuck married the “love of his life” Denise Foley. The couple had two beautiful daughters, Samantha and Lauren, and they were the light of his life. Chuck loved his family with all of his heart and there was not anything he would not do for them. Chuck and Denise, along with their girls, enjoyed many wonderful times throughout the years. These memories will be forever cherished. Denise also has a big family, in which almost all twenty-one nieces and nephews worked for their beloved uncle at one point or another.In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed working on cars, flying planes, playing a scratch ticket or two, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. Chuck also treasured the hours he spent researching his ancestry.Following his recent retirement, Chuck found that he could not sit still and most recently became an Uber driver. Chuck loved this new hobby and, of course, his ability to put people at ease, along with his endearing personality, made him great at this career too.Chuck will be forever remembered as a “great guy” as he continually went out of his way for others and his community. His warm smile, giving nature, and kind heart were always sincere and genuine. His love for his family, friends, and community were unwavering. Chuck was a big presence in Wilmington for many years and he will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.Chuck was the beloved husband of Denise (Foley) DePasquale of Wilmington, loving father of Samantha & Lauren DePasquale of Wilmington, son of the late Rocco and Rita (Lydon) DePasquale, dear brother of Mark DePasquale & his wife Christine of Salem, NH, Mary-Jo Cann, Regina LeBlanc & her husband Chris all of Wilmington and the late Matthew “Mattie” DePasquale survived by his wife Jane of Florida, son-in-law of James Foley & his wife Janet of North Andover and Judy Foley of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Stephen Foley & his wife Dorothy, Marcia Vozzella & her husband Stephen, Donald Foley & his wife Catherine, Diane Silva & her husband Ronald and Timothy Foley & his wife Jennifer. Chuck is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his “Rocco’s Family”.Family and friends gathered for a Funeral Mass on Monday, July 30th, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rt 38), Wilmington. Visiting hours were held on Sunday, July 29th, from 3-8 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62) Wilmington. Memorial donations can be made in memory of Rocco V. DePasquale Jr. to the Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund, 161 Church Street, Wilmington MA 01887Rocco V. DePasquale, Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Rumors Are True: Rocco’s — A Wilmington Treasure — Is Changing OwnershipIn “Business”Chuck DePasquale To Serve As Tremezzo’s Celebrity Guest Bartender On September 26In “Business”Customers Share Their Favorite Memories Of Rocco’s, Thank DePasquale FamilyIn “Business”last_img read more

Fewer disasters help lift Munich Re profit in Q2

first_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates CEO Nikolaus von Bomhard said the current low level of interest rates was a hazard for its business _ “far greater than the volatility of markets or the worsened global economy.” It invests much of its premium income in interest-bearing securities.Bomhard said the company’s “conservative approach” to investing and writing insurance “is proving robust in these uncertain times.”The company, whose biggest shareholder is U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett at 11.2 percent, focused much of its earnings discussion on the first half rather than the second quarter. It said its investment result for the half improved significantly after some (EURO)806 billion in writeoffs last year.Greece’s bonds fell sharply in value because of the country’s financial crisis, and its creditors eventually agreed to forgive (EURO)107 billion in debt earlier this year. Munich Re said it had reduced investment risk by shifting some of its holdings from bonds of riskier governments into safer investments such as U.S. Treasuries and German government bonds.It said however that the very low interest returns on those investments presented a challenge to its earnings and added pressure to make sure its basic insurance underwriting business is profitable. The company had some 56.8 percent of its holdings in fixed-income investments and managed a total return of 3.8 percent, or (EURO)4.05 billion, in the first half compared to 3.6 percent, or (EURO)3.47 billion, a year ago. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank have cut interest rates to record lows, leading to tiny or even negative returns on some extra-safe government bonds.Munich Re earns money two ways: by keeping claim payouts less than its costs and premiums, and by investing premiums to get market returns.As a reinsurance company, it writes backup insurance for primary insurers so that the insurance industry can cover catastrophic claims, such as from natural disasters. It also has primary health and property insurance businesses.Munich Re shares rose 0.6 percent to (EURO)118.50 in morning trading in Europe.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – Reinsurer Munich Re saw its second-quarter profit improve 10 percent from a year ago thanks to a better investment returns and fewer expenses for natural disasters.The company said Tuesday that net profit during the period rose to (EURO)812 million ($1.0 billion) from (EURO)738 million in the second quarter last year. Gross premiums rose 5.5 percent to (EURO)12.63 billion.It benefited from not having to write down Greek government bonds, which cost it (EURO)125 million in the same quarter a year ago. That quarter’s earnings had also been burdened by claims for tornados in the United States. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

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first_imgRussians now prefer to holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and India, the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) has announced, referring to search requests entered on the Russian tourism travel portal – air services were suspended with Egypt, and the recent cooling of Russian-Turkish relations, “resort” priorities of the few Russians who can afford trips abroad, have abruptly changed. Now the majority of Russian travellers no longer aim to visit Turkey and Egypt, as was the case just a few months ago, but Thailand, India and Vietnam.For the Russian tourists, Thailand is now the first choice, followed by India in the second, and Vietnam in the third place. The United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Israel, Mexico, Bulgaria, Andorra, Abkhazia, Austria, China, and Jordan follow as choices.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo As a rookie, he led the team with 13 touchdowns, showing signs of someone special. In Sunday’s 34-24 loss to the Houston Texans, Johnson showed he is close to midseason form as he had 28 yards on six carries, including a 16-yard scamper and a touchdown in limited action.Although there are bigger names in the league right now, many have taken notice of Johnson. There is no more quiet ascension or surprise performances for the second-year back. There is a certain amount of expectations set, and all eyes will be on David Johnson in 2016. – / 33 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   Another week, another list David Johnson shows up on.On Monday, ESPN Insiders held an awards day, naming who they thought would take home hardware at the end of the season.With the likes of Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers garnering some attention, Field Yates dubbed Johnson as his dark horse MVP candidate.There isn’t a hole in Johnson’s game. He’s an adept runner between the tackles with the burst to get to the edge and is one of the league’s finest pass-catching backs. If Arizona gives him 250-plus touches this season, he could be in the MVP mix.After being drafted in the third round of last year’s draft, there wasn’t much hype about the kid from Northern Iowa. He quickly turned the heads of people around the league, as he propelled himself into the spotlight in 2015. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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