Professor lectures on peace-building

first_imgThe key to resolving civil and territorial conflicts lies in footwear, Peter Wallensteen, professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, said Thursday. “The outside world should wear moccasins rather than boots,” Wallensteen said in in the “Narrow Path to Peace Building” lecture. “We should approach peace building [by] walking very lightly.” Wallensteen said conflict resolutions should be based on local initiatives with an emphasis on security for and respect of local populations. “In resolving conflicts, we need to provide not just for security, which could be very repressive in nature, but also for the dignity of the inhabitants,” he said. “There must be dignity through the rule of the law. The people should not be afraid of their government.” Local involvement is important for economic development in countries where conflict has stunted economic growth, he said. “Job creation is another important factor,” Wallensteen said. “If we are going to improve employment, it will have to be based on local initiatives.” To maintain peace, Wallensteen said long-term international involvement is crucial for local populations. “Peace building takes sometime between 15 and 30 years after a war,” Wallensteen said. “Normally the international community is not willing to commit for longer than a year or two. There will then be new tests of conflict or economic problems as well,” Wallensteen said. The process of walking lightly is not an easy one, he said. “Peace building is a narrow path because it is not easy to get the results that we want,” Wallensteen said. “The problem is not just trying to stop conflicts or contain them, but to build lasting peace.” Wallensteen said in order to achieve peace, citizens must not only build, but demolish some things as well. “The world has created too many walls, and we should tear those down,” he said. “These walls are not just physical ones, but also [economic ones].”last_img read more

GENEROUS BEN DONATES €4,000 PRIZE TO HIS LOCAL GAA CLUB

first_imgA YOUNG GAA player has donated a massive prize he won in a competition to his own club.Generous Ben McMenamin entered a draw while on holidays with his auntie in Co Cavan.And he won €4,000 worth of carbonyte skins (base layers) from Lifestyle Sports. Ben and his family have given us this fabulous prize to St Mary’s GAA Club in Convoy where Ben playsHe is pictured handing over the prize to Mairead Browne club PRO.The club now plans to do a draw among players to see who gets their hands on the gear.(Ben has definitely won one though).  GENEROUS BEN DONATES €4,000 PRIZE TO HIS LOCAL GAA CLUB was last modified: May 28th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:9 parishesconvoySt Maryslast_img read more

PLANS ARRIVE AS LETTERKENNY SCHOOL MOVES CLOSER TO A BRAND NEW HOME

first_imgIt may still only be a paper dream but Colaiste Ailigh has moved one step closer to realising its dream of a new school building.The Irish-speaking secondary school, located at Sprackburn House in Letterkenny, is home to more than 200 pupils. But plans for their new school arrived this week and were put proudly on display.The new school, which will include state of the art facilities as well as a full size GAA pitch and gym, could be complete by 2013.Headmaster Micheal O Giobuin has been driving the project and it is hoped that contractors may commence work as early as the start of the New Year.The school is the only Irish-speaking secondary school outside the Gealtacht area in Donegal. Its popularity is evident buy a record intake of 55 pupils to first year just a few weeks ago.The school is now awaiting council approval on planning permission before work commences.PLANS ARRIVE AS LETTERKENNY SCHOOL MOVES CLOSER TO A BRAND NEW HOME was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colaiste Ailighletterkennylast_img read more

United States immigration policy causes uproar amid family separation controversy

first_img 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 SettingsEarlier Story: Trump digs in on immigration policy amid ‘family separation’ controversyWASHINGTON (AP) — Facing rising outrage from some Republicans as well as Democrats over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again blaming Democrats and declaring he would keep the U.S. from becoming “a migrant camp.”Democrats have turned up the pressure over the administration policy, and some Republicans have joined the chorus of criticism. Former first lady Laura Bush has called the separation policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to Trump questioned using the policy to pressure Democrats on immigration legislation.Trump continued to cast blame on Democrats Monday, as he detoured from planned remarks on U.S. space policy to defend his administration’s policies. “I say it’s very strongly the Democrats’ fault,” he said at the White House.“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” he added. “Not on my watch.”“We are doing none of those things. We are enforcing the laws passed by Congress,” she said in an appearance before the National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. Like Trump, she called on Congress to reform immigration laws.Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. U.S. protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are.Nielsen said that releasing parents with their children amounts to a “get out of jail free card” policy for those in the country illegally.Speaking at the same conference, Sessions echoed Nielsen’s defense of the policy, and called on Congress to act.“We do not want to separate parents from their children,” Sessions said. “If we build the wall, if we pass legislation to end the lawlessness, we won’t face these terrible choices.”Trump asserted Monday that children “are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth” as a way to enter the United States. He tweeted: “Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border,” calling it “historic.”Criticism is rising from both sides of the political aisle. In a guest column for The Washington Post Sunday, Mrs. Bush made some of the strongest comments yet from a Republican.“I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” she wrote. She compared it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, which she called “one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.” Posted: June 19, 2018 Read my statement on the Department of Homeland Security immigration policy here: https://t.co/aA3TjX55Bj— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) June 18, 2018___AP writers Colleen Long, Zeke Miller, and Ken Thomas in Washington and Kevin McGill in New Orleans contributed. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen rejected criticism accusing her department of inhuman and immoral actions. Monday, DHS Secretary Nielsen took questions to clarify some of the misleading talking points that have arisen regarding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. The Trump administration says they are not separating all immigrant families, but that it must be done in cases where they need to detain the adult for a crime. President Trump weighed in on the controversy over separation of illegal immigrant families at the US-Mexico border today saying, “The United States will not be a migrant camp. And it will not be a refugee holding facility. It won’t be. You look at what’s happening in Europe, you look at what is happening in other places, we cannot allow that to happen to the United States, not on my watch.” I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.https://t.co/he1uw1E96A— Laura Bush (@laurawbush) June 18, 2018 AP Updated: 4:42 PM AP, center_img 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 SettingsThe issue has sparked outrage from both democrats and republicans. President Trump continually pushes back claiming democrats created the problem, and he is determined to fix it. In studio to talk more about the issues going on at the border is Principal Attorney of Valdes & Associates, and Coronado School Board Candidate, Esther Valdes. Her complete interview can be seen in the video below. Stay up to date on the latest from the George W. Bush Institute and President and Mrs. Bush. Sign up to receive updates: https://t.co/mHu9WTZNbN pic.twitter.com/OGjwo1cWyt— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) June 18, 2018Underscoring the emotional tension, first lady Melania Trump, who has tended to stay out of contentious policy debates, waded into the issue. Her spokeswoman said that Mrs. Trump believes “we need to be a country that follows all laws,” but also one “that governs with heart.”“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,” spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said.RELATED STORY: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visits US-Mexico border and tours illegal immigrant detention centersThe signs of splintering GOP support are spreading.The Rev. Franklin Graham, a longtime Trump ally, called the policy “disgraceful.” Several religious groups, including some conservative ones, have pushed to stop the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents.Former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci said Monday on CNN that it “doesn’t feel right” for the Trump administration to blame Democrats and use the issue as a way of pressuring Democrats into negotiating on a Republican immigration bill.Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she favors tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy.“What the administration has decided to do is to separate children from their parents to try to send a message that if you cross the border with children, your children are going to be ripped away from you,” she said. “That’s traumatizing to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country.”House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the policy “leaves a dark stain on our nation.”“Ripping vulnerable little children away from their parents is an utter atrocity that debases America’s values and our legacy as a beacon of hope, opportunity and freedom,” she said Monday.Trump plans to meet with House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss pending immigration legislation amid the election-season debate over what has been one of his favorite issues. The House is expected to vote this week on a bill pushed by conservatives that may not have enough support to pass, and a compromise measure with key proposals supported by the president. The White House has said Trump would sign either one.Both House proposals face broad opposition from Democrats, and even if a bill does pass, the closely divided Senate seems unlikely to go along.Trump’s former chief strategist said Republicans would face steep consequences for pushing the compromise bill because it provides a path to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Steve Bannon argued that that effort risks alienating Trump’s political base and could lead to election losses in November, when Republicans hope to preserve their congressional majorities. June 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a statement on the controversy surrounding parents being separated from their children after entering the United States illegally.Later Tuesday evening, Congressman Juan Vargas (D-Chula Vista) yelled, “Don’t you have kids?” at President Trump as he departed the US capitol following his meeting with the House GOP caucus on immigration. The congressman’s actions can be seen in the video posted below. United States immigration policy causes uproar amid ‘family separation’ controversy Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

More than 600000 doses of flu shots given throughout SD County

first_img KUSI Newsroom November 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 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)-Many people in San Diego County are getting their flu shots. Local health providers reported giving more than 600,000 doses, which is 30% more than last year.This past year more than 300 flu-related deaths were reported in San Diego County. Now citizens are taking extra precaution for infants and those over the age of 65.Public Health Officer for the county of San Diego, Dr. Wilma Wooten talks to KUSI about the increased number of flu vaccinations. Posted: November 30, 2018 More than 600,000 doses of flu shots given throughout SD County Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Groundbreaking for new development in Downtown for the homeless

first_img Updated: 10:11 AM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, April 12, 2019 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) – San Diego real estate developer Affirmed Housing broke ground today on an East Village development that will provide housing and supportive services for local residents who have dealt with homelessness.The project, dubbed the LINK, will include 72 permanent housing units and 14 studios that will be affordable for residents who earn 50 percent or less of the region’s median income. The 50,000-square-foot apartment building will also include services for formerly homeless residents, provided by Father Joe’s Villages.“The LINK will provide quality housing and on-site supportive services, designed to enrich the lives of our residents,” said Affirmed Housing President James Silverwood. “This comprehensive approach will offer this vulnerable population a high level of support, which we have seen lead to success in addressing homelessness.”According to Affirmed Housing, project architect Carrier Johnson + CULTURE will design the complex with a metal facade and exposed concrete to pay homage to the surrounding area’s “creative fabrication.”Affirmed Housing received more than $48 million in financial assistance from Bank of America last year to begin developing the LINK. “Working closely with Affirmed Housing and Civic San Diego, this public-private partnership has created a truly transformative community for our most vulnerable San Diegans,” said Bank of America’s San Diego Market President Rick Bregman.Affirmed Housing did not disclose when it estimates the project will be completed.center_img Groundbreaking for new development in Downtown for the homeless Posted: April 12, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more