By Dialogo May 21, 2010 The head of the UN mission in Haiti Edmond Mulet unveiled new efforts to provide secure housing to thousands of people made homeless by January’s devastating earthquake. One key component of the UN plan would offer assistance to homeowners, enabling them to rehabilitate houses that might have been damaged but are still basically sound. “We’re in the process of identifying houses that haven’t been totally demolished to help the owners make the necessary repairs, so that they will be encouraged to return home and also provide shelter to others in need,” Mulet said. January’s quake left more than 1.3 million people in need of shelter and claimed as many as 300,000 lives. Five months after the quake, several hundreds of thousands of people remain camped out in tent cities and streets in the capital Port-au-Prince. “After having supplied tents to the majority of quake victims, it’s now time to get on with the next phase — providing more solid and secure homes to people now that the rainy season is here and hurricane season is on the way,” Mulet said as he visited an outdoor camp that is home to some 8,000 people on the border of notorious Cite Soleil shantytown. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has for months been saying that people in the camps are first and foremost being given the option to return to their homes, where possible, although many are scared to do so because of the risk of another quake.
HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share Charlie Parker joins BHA Board of Directors June 29, 2020 Share On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon With major UK political parties declaring their manifesto pledges ahead of the upcoming general election, the Liberal Democrats have committed to establishing a new independent regulator which would take the responsibility for racehorse welfare from the British Horseracing Authority. The creation of the new welfare body, according to the Lib Dems, is to “prevent the abuse and avoidable deaths of racehorses.” However, the policy, which was passed at the party’s 2018 conference, has faced a backlash from the BHA, which has emphasised that the new independent regulator would have no effect on improving the already “high horse welfare standards in place across British racing.”Responding to the announcement, a BHA spokesman said: “The manifesto proposal from the Liberal Democrats – which is not new and was first adopted by the party at its 2018 conference – would not help to further advance the already high horse welfare standards in place across British racing.“The BHA is the regulator for equine welfare in British racing and complies with the Code for Sports Governance in respect of its independence. The sport has a clear track record in delivering improved welfare outcomes for our horses. British racing’s evidence-based approach has already significantly reduced avoidable risk – an approach endorsed by Defra – and we have a clear ambition to reduce this further through our investment in a predictive risk model.“In addition, the sport’s Horse Welfare Board, independently chaired by the former president of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [Barry Johnson], is developing a comprehensive welfare strategy to further raise welfare standards across the sport and lifetime of the racehorse.”The announcement formed part of the Jo Swinson-led manifesto, which was released on Wednesday. Also included in the manifesto were proposals to ban the use of credit cards to place bets in a bid to crack down on problem gambling behaviour. The proposal seeks to prevent the use of credit cards within retail betting shops as well as across online gambling sites, with further plans to make it illegal for operators to accept credit cards as payments for individual bets or accounts.The party also suggested a compulsory levy on gambling firms which would go towards the treatment of problem gambling, as well as fresh advertising restrictions.
End of an error.The clock is ticking down on the Mitchell Trubisky era in Chicago, it appears, after the Bears declined his fifth-year option on Saturday. Really, it was an expected conclusion after GM Ryan Pace pulled the trigger on a Nick Foles trade in March. MORE: Fifth-year option tracker — Players who actually got their option picked upTrubisky’s sophomore season showed some promise, helping guide the Bears to a 12-win season in which he threw 24 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and 3,223 yards. An injury sidelined him for a few games.Even with limited sights of promise, Trubisky has been the focal point of ire among all fans — including Bears fans — since entering the league and being selected at No. 2 overall. So, needless to say, the Tweet machine had some entertaining thoughts on Trubisky’s future.Dan Marino throwing behind his back is still more accurate than Mitch Trubisky pic.twitter.com/1pWogEjflo— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) May 2, 2020Congratulations to any remaining Bears fans who still feel obligated to pretend Mitch Trubisky is good and that the world just doesn’t understand it. The war is over now. You may have lost but at least you don’t have to keep fighting anymore https://t.co/XCYwgMRury— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) May 2, 2020Bears fans when they finally get rid of Mitchell Trubisky pic.twitter.com/GnZDyIsY4u— Dakota Fuqua (@DakotaFuqua77) May 2, 2020In honor of the Bears declining a 5th year option of Mitchell Trubisky, a revisit … https://t.co/jK6SPSjV8o— 𝐎𝐗 (@OX_VT) May 3, 2020Garpax out of the front office, Trubisky’s 5th year declined, The Last Dance docuseries… It’s a good time to be a Chicago Sports fan pic.twitter.com/hCHGn6SfbH— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) May 2, 2020There was not a single evaluative measure, not a single piece of evidence that pointed to Trubisky being better than Watson or Mahomes. NONE https://t.co/D54Vm3z6pL— Cole Robicheaux (@Miserable_PhD) May 2, 2020The Packers uses a late 4th round pick to move up to pick 26 and select a quarterback who was a better prospect coming out of college than Trubisky who the Bears traded picks 3, 67, 111, & a future 3rd on.— Andy Herman (@AndyHermanNFL) May 2, 2020pic.twitter.com/stvkyjbz6I— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) May 2, 2020 The Trubisky era in Chicago is going to be one that’s looked back on with some level of confusion. As one of the big three quarterbacks who came out of the 2017 draft — the others being Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes — Trubisky’s tenure with the Bears has been shaky at times, putting it lightly. The North Carolina product has dealt with accuracy issues, inconsistencies and injuries during his pairing with Matt Nagy, and now the sands in the hourglass are draining down.