That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
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Conference seeks ways to boost Vietnam - Barcelona business connection A trade conference connecting firms of Vietnam and Spain’s Barcelona region was held in Hanoi on November 12. The event, jointly held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Port of Barcelona, created a chance for businesses of the two sides to meet and seek cooperation. According to the VCCI, investors from Spain have paid increasing attention to Vietnam with their strengths in renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism, high technology, construction and architecture. Vietnam is Spain’s leading trade partner among the ASEAN countries. In the past 10 years, two-way trade increased 15 percent a year, hitting over 3 billion USD in 2017. The two sides aim to lift the figure to 5 billion USD by 2020. VCCI Vice Chairman Hoang Quang Phong said the countries’ achievements over the years are remarkable but still modest. Hence, Vietnam welcomes businesses from Barcelona to explore its … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/11
The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, said that, while it is working hard for a deal, it must prepare for "all outcomes" and "contingency measures in narrowly defined areas" may be needed to protect the EU's interests. If a deal is agreed then the arrangements could still be applied at the end of any agreed transition period - which under the current withdrawal agreement would be January 1st 2021. In one measure, Brussels said it will offer visa-free travel within the bloc to Britons on short trips, but warned this was "entirely conditional on the UK also granting reciprocal and non-discriminatory visa-free travel to EU citizens travelling to the UK". "UK nationals would be exempt from any visa requirement for visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. This is entirely conditional on the UK also granting reciprocal and non-discriminatory visa-free travel to EU citizens travelling to the UK." Frans Timmermans, the … [Read more...] about EU’s ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers
News / World by Press Association 12/11/2018, 7:22 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Amnesty International has withdrawn its highest honour from Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi in light of what it said was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s “shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for”. The human rights organisation announced that its secretary general Kumi Naidoo informed Ms Suu Kyi that it was revoking her 2009 Ambassador of Conscience Award. Amnesty has criticised the failure of Ms Suu Kyi and her government to speak out about military atrocities against the Rohingya Muslim population. Mr Naidoo said Amnesty expected her to use her “moral authority to speak out against injustice wherever” she saw it, especially in Burma. “Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defecse of human rights,” Mr Naidoo told … [Read more...] about Amnesty International withdraws award from Burmese leader Suu Kyi
Socio-Economic Subcommittee convenes to prepare for 13th Party Congress Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the first session of the Socio-Economic Subcommittee in preparation for the Party's 13th National Congress in Hanoi on November 9 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the first session of the Socio-Economic Subcommittee in preparation for the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in Hanoi on November 9. PM Phuc, who is also a Politburo member, said that the eighth plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee approved the establishment of five subcommittees on the congress’s documents, socio-economic issues, Party statutes, personnel matters, and organisational work. He underlined the important task of the 51-strong socio-economic subcommittee in building a socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030, and a socio-economic report for 2021-2025 to serve the 13th National Party Congress. These documents should put forward strategic … [Read more...] about Government News 10/11