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  • RCMP seek man using stolen Credit Card

    first_imgThe suspect is described as:Caucasian male in his 20`swearing a blue shirt and black hat“Monitoring your banking activity on your phone can be a great tool to report suspicious activity and quickly cancel or lock your cards”, said Cst NEUSTAETER.  “In this case, the cardholder was able to confirm her card was stolen and immediately report it to police.”The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying the suspect, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On May 19, 2019, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a stolen credit card being fraudulently used at the Petro-Canada gas station located at 11724 Alaska Rd North.The card owner was in the process of cancelling their card when they noticed that a transaction had just been made at the gas station. Surveillance video from the gas station at the time when the card was used provided the images.last_img

  • Warehouse blaze Continuous negligence of fire safety norms led to Ggn tragedy

    first_imgGurugram: Sunday’s tragedy where two people died and five people were grievously injured because of the explosion at the warehouse could have been avoided if the caution was heeded earlier by the owners of the warehouse.According to the workers, an incident of fire had happened earlier too but the fire was doused by the workers. As was the case on Sunday the main reason for the fire was also the reaction of a huge amount of explosives that were being unloaded. Despite the dangers involved, the owner of Lucky Kataria warehouse continued to put the safety of workers at risk by giving them incentives to load explosive devices in their vehicles. According to sources, there were 75 kilograms of crackers along with nitrogen laden spray stuffed in only one auto. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to law enforcement officials, it was the reaction between the crackers and the nitrogen-laden spray that led to the explosion and then an inferno, which continued for more than an hour. The Gurugram police has filed the case under section 307 (Attempt to murder with no prior knowledge), 308 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code and the explosive act. The law enforcement officials have also apprehended the owner of the warehouse Bharat Bhushan Kataria and his son Amit Kataria. Meanwhile, after conducting the post mortem, Gurugram police have handed over the bodies to their families.last_img read more

  • Protester Pleads for Violent Yellow VestPolice Clashes to End

    Rabat – On Saturday, Paris was rocked by a massive number of protesters, destroying police vehicles with stones and fire.Police, for the first time since the launch of the protest, fired tear gas to disperse protesters.One protester had a different approach to ending the violent demonstrations. Bursting into tears, the woman called for the clashes to end. While wearing a yellow vest, the protester was heard saying, “But look what you do to us! You should be ashamed of yourself…. We don’t even hate you!”As she fell on the ground crying, she exclaimed, “You should be with us for the people, for France, for our homeland, for our nation!”She added that protesters are not carrying arms.Read Also: Video: Yellow Vests Smash, Burn Police Cars in BrusselsTranslation: “But look what you do to us! You should be ashamed of yourself…We don’t even hate you!.. You should be with us, for the people, for France, for our homeland, for our Nation!”I wonder if she’s complaining about fuel prices or being replaced by the Third World— Vengeful Jesus (@VJ_Rises) December 3, 2018Videos of the woman went viral on social media.About 125,000 demonstrators marched in France as part of the yellow vests movement.French Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner announced that 1,385 protesters have been arrested.“There were 1385 arrests, as I speak, and this number will still increase,” the official said.On Saturday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that Macron was going to propose “measures” to end protests.Read Also: Paris Tourist Sites Closed due to ‘Yellow Vest’ RiotsAbout 126 suffered injuries on Saturday due to the protests.Nearly 90,000 members of law enforcement were on duty across the country yesterday to respond to clashes. Eight thousand of them were deployed in Paris. read more

  • India still studying draft on ETCA deal with Sri Lanka

    Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka have raised concerns about the agreement saying it will not benefit Sri Lanka. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. He said that India has been given only the outline of the agreement and proper negotiations have not yet commenced. India says it is still studying the draft framework on the Economic and Technology Corporation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka and will give its response to it soon.The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha told reporters in Kandy today that the ECTA deal was proposed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when he visited India last September. Sinha however assured that his Government will work with Sri Lanka to ensure any agreement reached will benefit the people of both countries.The High Commissioner also recalled the assistance India has given Sri Lanka and stressed that India is keen to assist Sri Lanka in any way possible. (Colombo Gazette) read more

  • Annan congratulates newly elected Pope Benedict XVI

    “His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman in New York.”The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world’s religions,” said the statement.”The Secretary-General looks forward to the contributions His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will make in strengthening those values,” it said. read more

  • Womens Lacrosse Ohio State and Detroit Mercy both looking for bounceback wins

    Ohio State then-freshman goalie Jillian Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsComing off a loss in its season opener, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team has an opportunity to bounce back in its home debut against Detroit Mercy at 7 p.m. Friday. Ohio State (0-1) fell to No. 10 Navy in a 9-7 road loss its last time out, while the Titans (0-1) were suffered a 21-2 loss to No. 11 Northwestern to open their season. Detroit Mercy was picked to finish fourth in the Southern Conference by the conference’s coaches prior to the season and had the most players picked to the preseason all-conference team.Despite her team’s loss, Ohio State head coach Alexis Venechanos said the team looks strong defensively. “Playing Navy early in the season, I think we were able to kind of see [the areas] that we’re strong in,” Venechanos said. “We feel like right now we did a good job of competing and I feel like defensively we did well.” Leading the defense is sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo, who had a career-high 17 saves against Navy and held the Midshipmen to a 21-minute scoring drought. Her coach praised her as being one of the main reasons the team stayed in the game against Navy.Rizzo, the only captain who isn’t a senior, has had a positive impact on the team in both games and practice. “She has so much love for her sport, so much confidence and so much joy,” Venechanos said. “She brings it every day at practice, she works hard, and it’s exciting to see her perform like that on the field and her teammates respond so well to her.”Offensively, the Buckeyes look to capitalize behind senior attacker Molly Wood, junior midfielder Baley Parrott and sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez. Venechanos said the team relies on the trio to be the catalysts for the team’s offense in its upcoming matchup.Hernandez and Parrott led the team in goals against Navy with two each. The collaborative effort provided a triple-threat offense against the Midshipmen. “Molly had some great draw controls. Baley I felt like was the fastest kid on the field … and then Liza was Liza, doing her thing on attack,” Venechanos said. “We’re going to need those performances and also a few more on attack this weekend for sure. “The team is looking to improve by taking advantage of big playmaking opportunities when presented with them. “We’re mindful that we have to execute even though we compete,” Venechanos said. “We talked about that as finishing the play, capitalizing on the shots, capitalizing the ground ball [and] the clears.”The Buckeyes host the Titans at 7 p.m. Friday. read more

  • Apples iPhone 5C is finally here

    first_imgWe’ve all seen the leaks, the rumors, and the guesses, but now Tim Cook is standing on stage holding one in his hand and telling us all about it. Meet the iPhone 5C. It seemed a little hard to believe that Apple would be announcing a pair of phones today, but the sheer volume of evidence pointing towards the existence of a second phone was hard to ignore. The iPhone 5C is finally here, and as expected it is built to replace the iPhone 5 entirely instead of letting the previous generation exist as the less expensive iPhone on the shelves. This new product is made to not only be cheaper but more colorful, as we’ve seen in countless leaks. The back and sides of the phone are a single polycarbonate part with no seams, while the multitouch glass front is the same iPhone front everyone is used to seeing.Under that polycarbonate casing is a reinforced frame to make sure call quality is as high as possible, with a 4-inch sRGB retina display. Apple boasts that this phone has support for more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, with no explanation yet for what exactly those bands are and why that is important. The A6 chip and 8MP iSight all sound like what is currently in the iPhone 5, which again is expected given the position this phone will take on the shelves. There will be custom cases available for the iPhone 5C to allow for color combinations. These cases allow the color of the phone to shine through with holes cut all through the design, which is made of a soft feel silicon rubber. Apple plans to make the iPhone 5C available for $99 on a new 2-year for 16GB and $199 for 32GB version, which is the pricing you’d expect if the iPhone 5 had been taken down a peg for the iPhone 5S to take the premium spot on the shelves. Apple plans to make this phone available with iOS 7 out of the box.last_img read more

  • We need to do right by families Call for HSE to fund

    first_img Short URL By Michelle Hennessy 4 Comments Share52 Tweet Email1 Also commenting on the announcement, Sinn Féin senator Rose-Conway Walsh pointed out that it appears the price has been lowered compared to previous cases, including the offer that was made to the HSE.“It is vital that this is taken into consideration as the HSE considers its next move in negotiations with the company,” she said. In a statement, Biogen today said it has submitted a revised proposal for reimbursement that it hopes the HSE will respond to in a “similarly positive way” to the NHS.To date, more than 7,500 patients worldwide have been treated with nusinersen, from infants to adults. Sam Bailey, who has SMA, at a recent protest in Dublin to demand funding for the drug. Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:29 PM Image: Orla Ryan/ Sam Bailey, who has SMA, at a recent protest in Dublin to demand funding for the drug. Image: Orla Ryan/ 6,095 Views ‘We need to do right by families’: Call for HSE to fund drug for rare disease after NHS approval Spinal muscular atrophy weakens muscles and causes problems with movement, breathing and swallowing. THE HSE HAS been urged to approve funding for the use of the drug Spinraza in the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Ireland following approval by the NHS. SMA is a rare, debilitating and life-threatening disease that affects nerves in the spinal cord, making muscles weaker and causing problems with movement, breathing and swallowing. Where it develops in babies and toddlers it can significantly reduce life expectancy.While it is not a cure, trials have shown that Spinraza, also known as nusinersen, can slow the effects of SMA in some cases. NHS England today said it has approved the drug for use after an agreement with its makers, Biogaen, to fund treatment for a limited time to allow more data to be collected on its effectiveness.The treatment will be made available to the youngest and most severely affected patients immediately. The HSE has previously said it will not reimburse for the drug at its current price, stating it would cost more than €20 million over a five-year period. Around 26 children in Ireland with SMA could benefit from Spinraza. Source: SMA IrelandLabour TD Alan Kelly said it is time now for the HSE to follow the lead of the NHS and sanction funding for the “life-changing” drug. He said families here have been “crying out” for the drug to be made available and the news from the UK “will give many people hope”.“Ireland is now one of the only countries in the European Union to have not approved this drug. We need to do right by the small number of families whose loved ones have this debilitating condition.” Related Reads May 15th 2019, 12:29 PM 28.02.19 ‘Look in my child’s eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving’: Parents call for access to medication 10.03.19 ‘We are failing these children spectacularly’: Row over drug with ‘exorbitant’ cost rumbles on Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

  • Premier touts better systems for better storm notices

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Oct 2015 – Residents were critical over the call not to place the Turks and Caicos more immediately under some kind of warning or watch with Hurricane Joaquin dumping nearly two to three feet of rain, tearing down trees and power poles and forcing a stop to normal activity. It seems the Premier agrees that the time has come to upgrade, but not with a local met office; the nation’s leader believes systems can more easily be improved. “I think more systems because even if you have a met office and you’re not on the ground and with information at your disposal the same thing still occurs, so it is about being vigilant, knowing what is experiencing on the ground. Knowing what’s in the area and making important decisions. Many countries don’t have Met Offices and they do function quite well; Met Offices are indeed elaborate structures, expensive…” Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Related Items:hurricane joaquin, system notice Recommended for you North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millionlast_img read more

  • Former BtoB CEO Indicted on Charges of Theft

    first_imgGittlitz will appear before the court again in May, Lincolnshire, Illinois Police detective John-Erik Anderson told FOLIO:. If convicted, Gittlitz faces four to 15 years in prison. Former ICD Publications president and CEO Ian Gittlitz was indicted last week on charges of theft of more than $500,000.Gittlitz [pictured], a New York resident, was apprehended by Illinois police late last month while attending the International Home & Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. He was arrested on charges that he allegedly embezzled more than $2 million from ICD.ICD—which owns several hospitality trade magazines, including Hotel Business, HomeWorld Business and Hotel Journal—fired Gittlitz from his post at the company in July 2007. The publisher subsequently filed a lawsuit against him, alleging “fraudulent acts and a breach of fiduciary responsibility.”last_img read more

  • HHS Reviewing Six Bases to House Unaccompanied Minors

    first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting site assessments at six military installations to potentially house unaccompanied children to accommodate the latest surge of undocumented children illegally crossing into the United States through the Mexican border, defense officials have told lawmakers.In an email to Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Matthew Rhoades, policy chief for DOD’s office of legislative affairs, said HHS will assess the viability of the following bases for use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children:Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (Gunter Annex), Ala.Tyndall AFB, Fla.Grand Forks AFB, N.D.Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.Hanscom AFB, Mass.Travis AFB, Calif.“Please note this is only a preliminary assessment — no final decision has been made regarding the use of any of these facilities,” Rhoades noted.360 reported earlier this month that the federal government was considering Grand Forks AFB as a candidate shelter. In December, the Alamogordo Daily News reported that Defense Secretary Ash Carter directed Holloman AFB, N.M., to provide temporary housing for up to 400 refugee children from Central America beginning in January.The federal government’s actions appear to be a response to a second surge of unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border to escape gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. In 2014 the government used three installations — Fort Sill, Okla.; Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas; and Naval Base Ventura, Port Hueneme, Calif. — to house a total of 7,700 immigrant children over a period of several months.Those shelters were shut down due to exorbitant costs and a sudden drop in the number of minors crossing the border illegally, reported Fox News Latino.Lawmakers from several of the locations newly under consideration have criticized the possible use of those bases to house detainees. Roby called it a “terrible idea.”“A military base is no place to house illegal immigrant children. Bases like Maxwell are engaged in real military activities — training, education, cyberwarfare — many times in classified settings that are very sensitive. Their mission does not need to be distracted by housing, feeding and securing hundreds of detainees,” Roby wrote in a letter to the secretaries of defense, homeland security, and health and human services.last_img read more

  • 5 indicted in Sholakia attack case

    first_imgTwo attackers wielded with arms and machete are seen in a CCTV footage. Photo: Focus BanglaPolice on Wednesday pressed charges against five alleged activists of banned terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for the militant attack near Sholakia Eidgah in 2016 that left four people dead, reports UNB.Kishoreganj sadar police station inspector (investigation) Arifur Rahman submitted a charge-sheet before the chief judicial magistrate court in the afternoon, said Mashruf Rahman, superintendent of Kishorganj police at a press briefing.The indicted are — Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, 60, Anwar Hossain, 33, Abdus Sabur Khan alias Sohel Mahmud, 33, Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, 32, and Jahidul Haque Tanim, 24.All of them are now behind the bars, he added.The SP said police found the involvement of 24 JMB militants in the attack but made five of them accused as rest 19 were killed during raids.On 7 July 2016, the Eid-ul-Fitr day, at least four people, including two policemen, were killed and 12 others injured in a bomb attack coupled with an exchange of gunfire after terrorists attacked a temporary police check-post near Sholakia Eidgah in sadar upazila.last_img read more

  • Producers of Pedigree Whiskas opens fourth plant in Mexico

    first_imgMars Petcare has announced the opening of its fourth production plant in Mexico. The billion-peso plant is located in Querétaro and will offer 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs over the next two years.Mars Petcare produces pet food brands including Royal Canine, Pedigree and Whiskas.General director of Mars Petcare Mexico along with the governor of Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez say construction of the plant began in 2016 and will begin operations in early July of this year.“The opening of our new factory represents another step toward our vision of building a better world for pets. On the one hand it helps us to continue offering the best products to our consumers, strengthening our leadership in the category of pet food in Mexico while continuing to promote a culture of responsible health and care for dogs and cats,” said Nigyar Makhmudova, Global President of Mars Petcare.Mars first arrived in Querétaro in 1995 and later built a second and third plant in Jalisco.Pedigree Petfoods is a subsidiary of the American group Mars. The company also makes chocolates, snacks and other products for Earth’s consumers as well as global brands M&M’s, Snickers and the Mars bar.Other confections include 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, and Twix. Its products portfolio also includes Seeds of Change organic food, the Klix and Flavia beverage systems, Combos and Kudos snacks, Uncle Ben’s rice, and pet food made under the Pedigree, Sheba, and Whiskas labels.Mars also owns the world’s largest chewing gum maker, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors

    first_imgThe Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, has upheld the wording of a bill that establishes prison sentences for adults convicted of having sex with a minor.The bill, under consideration in the Legislative Assembly, would amend the country’s Penal Code. In Costa Rica today, sex between an adult and a person under 13 is considered rape, but sex between an adult and an adolescent over 13 years old is legal.According to UNICEF, the minimum age of sexual consent in Latin America and the Caribbean ranges from 12 to 18 years old; the average age is 15, and the median is 16 years old.Lawmakers approved the bill by a 40-3 margin in the first round of debate on Aug. 29. However, Libertarian Otto Guevara halted the process by securing the support of ten legislators for a consultation before the Sala IV.Guevara said the bill violates the constitutional principle of equal treatment by establishing various age ranges for a crime. He has also criticized the proposal because of “the amount of money it will cost the government to prosecute and sanction offenders.”Justices of the Sala IV disagreed, ruling that the current wording of Bill #19337 is not unconstitutional.The Legislative Assembly must now wait for official notification of the ruling from the Sala IV before moving forward with the bill’s discussion. Legislators will then vote on the bill in a second and final round of debate.If approved, the bill would take effect after President Luis Guillermo Solís signs it and it is published in the official government newspaper La Gaceta.Prison sentencesThe initiative, known as the “Bill to Ban Improper Relationships,” proposes prison sentences of up to ten years for those found guilty of engaging in sexual relations with adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18.Sentences would depend on the age difference between the adult and the adolescent. For example, prison time would range from three to six years when the adolescent is between the ages of 13-15 and the adult is five or more years older. In the case of an adolescent between 15-18 years old and an adult who is seven or more years older, however, the bill proposes two to three years in prison.A sanction of four to ten years would apply when the adult is the minor’s family member, legal guardian or caregiver, or has a close relation with the adolescent or his or her family.The justices of the Sala IV ruled in favor of these differentiations, noting that they are supported by research and by the recommendations of various United Nations agencies.The bill also bans marriage between minors; between an adult and a minor; and between an adoptee and any member of his or her adoptive family.Mixed reactionsFollowing the Sala IV ruling, Guevara reiterated that he will maintain his opposition to the initiative. The Libertarian said he still doesn’t see any technical criteria for the age gaps set in the bill.“I stand by my opposition and I’ll vote against this bill,” he said on Wednesday evening.Other legislators, such as Emilia Molina from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC), celebrated the decision.“Today we take a firm step towards the protection of the innocence, health and future of our children and adolescents,” Molina said.The Ombudsman’s Office also expressed its approval of the ruling. Ombudswoman Montserrat Solano said the bill is needed to ensure that the future of Costa Rican children is “full of opportunities and without the pressure of an unequal power relationship.”Supporters say the initiative will reduce the sexual abuse of minors, teen pregnancies and school dropout rates.The proposal amends various articles of the country’s Criminal Code, Family Code, Civil Code and also laws from the Supreme Elections Tribunal and the Civil Registry. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors Video shows suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz, who confronted man filming up skirt Police arrest suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz New campaign targets sexual harassment in public placeslast_img read more

  • Belarus orders Sweden to close its embassy

    first_img Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The Belarusian Foreign Ministry said it viewed its measures as a “principle of reciprocity” since it had had no other choice but to close its embassy in Stockholm after its senior staff there were asked to leave. “Such circumstances make it impossible for the mission to maintain its normal functions,” the statement said.Lukashenko has ruled Belarus, a nation of 10 million, since 1994, repressing opposition groups and independent news media while preserving a quasi-Soviet economy with about 80 percent of industry in state hands. He has earned the nickname in the West of “Europe’s last dictator.”The diplomatic dust-up also comes weeks after a pair of Swedish activists were reported to have used a light plane to drop hundreds of teddy bears bearing messages supportive of human rights into Belarusian territory. Lukashenko fired two generals over the incident. Bildt, however, has said that there was no word that the teddy bears were linked to the expulsion.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) – Belarus on Wednesday ordered Sweden to close its embassy in Minsk by the end of the month, a move that comes only days after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime effectively expelled the Swedish ambassador.The dispute is the latest in a series of diplomatic spats between Belarus and Western nations, especially European Union states that have taken steps against the ex-Soviet country and its longtime leader, Lukashenko, over the stifling of human rights. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Patients with chronic pain give advice EU spokesman Sebastien Brabant reiterated the 27-member bloc’s “grave concern” about the earlier decision to bar Sweden’s Ambassador Stefan Eriksson and said it was “urgently seeking clarification” over Minsk’s latest move.Sweden said Belarus had expelled Eriksson earlier this month because he had met with the country’s opposition and because Sweden had provided a university in Belarus with books containing material about human rights issues. Belarus said it merely chose not to extend the envoy’s accreditation, but added that his activities were aimed at the “destruction” of Belarusian-Swedish relations.Sweden responded by barring entry for the incoming Belarusian ambassador to Stockholm and asking two Belarusian diplomats to leave the Nordic country.Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt tweeted that Lukashenko’s “fear of human rights (is) reaching new heights,” by deciding to also kick out other Swedish representatives.“Lukashenko has now chosen to step up the conflict with Sweden even further,” he wrote on his blog. “The purpose is most likely to make it as difficult as possible for the various cooperation programs we have (there) concerning _ not the least _ civil rights and freedom.” 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more

  • SP revises Moroccos economic outlook to negative

    first_imgAssociated PressRABAT, Morocco (AP) – The Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Thursday revised Morocco’s outlook downward to negative from stable because of Europe’s financial crisis, a high deficit and lagging reforms.The agency affirmed its BBB- credit rating for Morocco, which hovers just above junk bond status, but the negative outlook creates the possibility that a downgrade might be in the cards. If Morocco were to sink to a junk bond rating, it could make it harder and more expensive to borrow on international markets and scare away foreign investors. With its economy buffeted by a poor harvest and debt crisis hurting its main European trading partners, Morocco has a budget deficit this year of 7 percent of GDP. Despite declining revenues _ including a drop in tourists _ the government increased spending to avert social unrest brought on by the 2011 pro-democracy protests throughout the Arab world.“The negative outlook reflects our view that we could lower the ratings if the fiscal and current account deficits do not narrow significantly and sustainably, social pressures escalate to a degree that they jeopardize political stability or impede coherent reforms, or economic performance is materially harmed by a weakening external economic environment,” said S&P’s statement.Morocco sought help from the International Monetary Fund in August, winning a $6.2 billion precautionary credit line. The IMF says it offered the loan to help Morocco cope with fluctuating energy prices and the effects of Europe’s economic troubles.In exchange, the government promised to reform the pension system and a costly program of state subsidies for energy and staples.S&P said that Morocco’s ratings would stabilize at the current levels if the government succeeded in reducing deficits and lowering external debt ratios, all while maintain political and social stability. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project This North African kingdom of 32 million was largely spared the social unrest that swept North Africa in 2011 due to political reforms carried out by the king and an election victory by an opposition party.Vocal protests by the unemployed are frequent, however, and the drop in the growth rate from around 5 percent over the past few years to an estimated 3 percent in 2012 could exacerbate the unrest.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision? Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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