Federal, state and local law enforcement have been aggressively building their intelligence capabilities since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks caught the nation off guard. Subsequent investigation pointed to failures to shared pieces of information gathered by various agencies, prompting the creation of fusion centers and other means for transmitting intelligence in the future..
“This government would like women to wear headscarves and sit at home,” says Canan Melis Konca, a 20 year old university student. “I’m a practicing Moslem, but I can choose whether or not to cover my hair. I’m here to support that choice.”. Madness. And that point deduction looms large. It might actually be a draw considering the point deduction.
Rebecca Le MayThe Australian sharemarket maintained its upwards momentum after last week’s strong performance. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Gaye GerardSource:News Corp AustraliaThe Australian sharemarket maintained its upwards momentum after last week’s strong performance, helped by a strong lead from Wall Street, with miners the big winners.The benchmark S index briefly breached 6900 before finishing 0.59 per cent higher at 6880.7 a level not seen since February 25 last year.The All Ordinaries Index gained 0.67 per cent to 7160.8.OpenMarkets Group chief executive Ivan Tchourilov said the ASX continued its upward trend as a big earnings season week kicked off.Leading the charge was telecommunications firm Vocus Group after it confirmed it had received a takeover offer from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Holdings of $5.50 per share a 25 per cent premium to Friday closing price. Said exploring the potential for a transaction was in shareholders best interests.Shares in Vocus rocketed 12.79 per cent to $4.94.Another big winner was buy now pay later player Zip Co.
“If government doesn take the lead in this area, how can we expect the private sector to step up,” he said in a prepared statement. “Instead of focusing on an applicant criminal history, city government will provide them with a chance to compete and hopefully secure a job in the public sector.” If the measure passes, the city will only perform a criminal background check on finalists for a position, according to a memo from the mayor. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant, and the city will consider the nature of a conviction when considering an application, according to the memo.
Executive Capital Budget The mayor presented her 2021 Executive Capital Budget at Finance Committee last week. The Finance Committee will consider amendments and then recommend a draft budget that will go to the Common Council for debate, further amendments, and a vote in November. The 2021 Executive Operating Budget is expected to be released on October 6 and will follow a similar review by the Finance Committee prior to also going to the Common Council in November.