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Bill Clinton To Travel To AsiaPacific Region

first_imgOn July 16-23, President Bill Clinton will travel to India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia to visit the work of the Clinton Foundation and deliver remarks at the 20th International AIDS Conference.The trip will highlight President Clinton’s longstanding commitment to the Asia/Pacific region, as well as the work of the Clinton Foundation on a number of issues that are critical to the region, including global health and improved access to medicines; climate change; and economic development.President Clinton has a long commitment to the Asia/Pacific region. As President, he helped enhance global economic growth by responding quickly to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, and promoted economic development by elevating the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to a head-of-state event. President Clinton also encouraged inclusive, democratic governance across the region, and worked to promote peace and defuse conflict.Since leaving office, President Clinton has focused on the Asia/Pacific region – working to improve access to life saving medication through the Clinton Health Access Initiative; supporting commitments to global philanthropy through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI); and addressing the causes of climate change through the Clinton Climate Initiative. After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, President Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery. Along with President George H.W. Bush, he headed an international effort to help countries devastated by the disaster recover, rebuild, and enjoy stronger economic opportunities. President Clinton traveled to the Asia-Pacific region fourteen times – eleven as President, and three times as U.N. Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.last_img read more

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San Diego Crawfish Boil

first_imgSan Diego Crawfish Boil May 20, 2018 Jason Austell, Jason Austell 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 SettingsDaryl Kahl, former president, LSU Alumni of San Diego, introduced Jason Austell to the upcoming San Diego Crawfish Boil.This is the 30th annual LSU Alumni of San Diego Crawfish Boil. It has been certified as the Largest Crawfish Boil in the World. There will be approximately 5000 people attending and 25,000 pounds of fresh Crawfish, which come to SD from just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana, still alive to be cooked on site.There will be liver entertainment including New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian band Cha Wa, San Diego’s Theo & the Zydeco Patrol plus Euphoria Brass Band. This is a family friendly event, kids of all ages are welcome.Proceeds from this event are donated to fund a San Diego Scholorship fund at LSU for San Diego based students. They also donate funds to multiple local charities each year, keeping the money raised here in SD County.More info: http://lsusandiego.org/crawfish-boil/ Posted: May 20, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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US concerned over Rohingya crisis

first_imgState Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. This video-grab taken from the department`s website.The United States expressed concern about the crisis in Myanmar on Thursday, urging authorities to allow humanitarian access to Rakhine state amid reports of violence against the Rohingya minority.But the State Department would not say whether Washington is considering sanctions against Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, nor whether US officials find the reports of state-sponsored massacres credible.“The United States is deeply concerned about the troubling situation in Burma’s northern Rakhine state,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. Rakhine is the country’s poorest state.“There has been a significant displacement of local populations following serious allegations of human rights abuses including mass burnings of Rohingya villages and violence conducted by security forces and also armed civilians,” she said.“We again condemn deadly attacks on Burmese security forces, but join the international community in calling on those forces to prevent further attacks on local populations in ways that are consistent with the rule of law and with full respect for human rights.”A ‘difficult’ placeThe United Nations says that more than 250,000 refugees, most of them Rohingya, have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since violence erupted last October. Witnesses say entire villages have been burned to the ground since Rohingya militants launched a series of attacks on August 25, prompting a forceful military-led crackdown.Refugees arriving in already packed camps in Bangladesh, many of them exhausted and desperately hungry, have brought harrowing tales of murder, rape and widespread arson.“We call on the authorities to facilitate immediate access to affected communities that are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” Nauert said, adding that US officials are working to help the United Nations cope with the exodus.But she would not comment on who is at fault in the latest violence. Myanmar’s de facto leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has claimed that allegations of army-led massacres are part of a “huge iceberg of misinformation” designed to sow division.Nauert said US diplomats are in regular touch with Myanmar authorities but that Rakhine is “a difficult place to get information from, it’s difficult to get access to.”“Some of these areas are areas of open conflict, we can’t necessarily get in there,” she said. Nauert refused to address calls for international sanctions, saying, “We don’t want to get ahead of the conversations that we’re having.”last_img
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WestJet RBC ready to launch new Canadian loyalty platform

first_img Travelweek Group WestJet, RBC ready to launch new Canadian loyalty platform Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Tags: Ampli, RBC, WestJet Sharecenter_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — RBC and WestJet announced today they are creating Ampli, a next generation loyalty platform that will deliver “unparalleled value to consumers through amplified earning power on a simple and convenient digital solution”.Open to all Canadians, Ampli will provide members with merchant offers, flexible rewards and exclusive bonuses.In addition, members who spend on RBC cards and fly with WestJet will further amplify their rewards.Ampli brings RBC and WestJet, who are already partners on the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard, together in a unique alliance that will complement their existing proprietary loyalty offerings, say the companies.“The Canadian loyalty landscape is ready for disruption, and Ampli is a fundamental shift in the business model,” said Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC. “We are bringing together top Canadian brands to help them reach consumers more efficiently and effectively. We will also provide consumers with opportunities to earn rewards and save money like never before.”More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsOver the coming months, additional merchant partners will be announced.“We’re delighted to partner with RBC on this new venture. With Ampli, we can provide greater value to the millions of our combined customers by leveraging the power of the platform to deliver personal and relevant offers,” said Ed Sims, President and CEO of the WestJet Group of Companies. “Moreover, Ampli will provide the ability to better serve our guests and help WestJet fly even more premium travellers.”Ampli will debut later this year.last_img read more