#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – Nov.16 – The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars.
As the second enrolment period under President Barack Obama’s health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance.
Some groups are targeting populations they believe slipped through the cracks during the last enrolment period.
The Hills By David McCabe said HealthCare.gov — the ObamaCare federal insurance marketplace that failed to properly launch last year — opened for its second enrolment period Saturday with only minor glitches.
In the first eight hours after it opened, roughly 23,000 people nationwide successfully submitted applications to enroll or re-enroll in health insurance plans, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said while visiting a center in Virginia where workers were helping people sign up for insurance.
#AceWorldNews – BRUSSELS – Nov.14 – The decision on whether to impose more economic sanctions against Russia will likely be made by EU leaders in mid-December, rather than by foreign ministers who are meeting in Brussels on Monday, Reuters quoted diplomats as saying.
The foreign ministers may produce a list of Ukrainian rebel figures and possibly some Russians to be added to the list of personal sanctions already in place, according to an internal paper seen by the news agency.
They will be required to keep in mind “that the main separatist leaders are already listed…and the fact that the targeted separatists could be at some point agents in the implementation of the peace plan.”
#AceNewsServices – TURKEY – Nov.13 – Twelve Turkish nationalists detained after an attack on US sailors in Istanbul were released on Thursday, Reuters said.
The group, which comprised members of the nationalist Turkish Youth Union, assaulted the three sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankee go home.”
“We want you to get lost and we are using our right to protest” and “Down with US Imperialism,” the group was heard saying.
Other members of the youth movement tried to force sacks on the heads of the Americans in an apparent tip of the hat to a 2003 incident in which US forces arrested Turkish soldiers in northern Iraq and subjected them to similar treatment.
In a statement published in Turkish and translated by the New York Times, the union said Wednesday that the protest was staged in dedication “to our martyrs and to the millions of innocent people slaughtered by the imperialism in the Middle East.”
“We find it ugly and disturbing. We condemn that attack,” US military spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters in Washington.
“We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Turkey for many years,” the Navy said in a statement. “Turkish ports have long been very popular destinations for US Navy ships, and our sailors have enjoyed the warm hospitality that has traditionally been extended.”
Over Twitter, the US Embassy in Turkey said they found the incident “appalling,” adding, “While we respect the right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression, we condemn today’s attack in Istanbul, and have no doubt that the vast majority of Turks would join us in rejecting an action that so disrespects Turkey’s reputation for hospitality.”
(2/4)While we respect the right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression,
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) November 12, 2014
(3/4) we condemn today’s attack in Istanbul, and have no doubt…
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) November 12, 2014
(4/4)… the vast majority of Turks would join us in rejecting an action that so disrespects Turkey’s reputation for hospitality.
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) November 12, 2014
Ozgur Unluhisarcikli, the director of the German Marshall Fundof the United States office in Ankara, described the youth brigade to the Times as a “fringe group” and said that while he believes the protest to be marginal, it nevertheless “will appeal to the wider public because it resonates with the national pride of Turks.” According to the German Marshall Fund, a nonpartisan American-based think tank, 64 percent of Turks hold an unfavourable opinion of the US.
“It will be interesting to see what the Turkish government’s reaction is to this incident and whether they condemn it,” Turkish expert and Foreign Policy Interrupted co-founder Elmira Bayrasli added to the Times. “If they skirt around the issue I fear that more attacks like this will be repeated.”
NTV television reported that a dozen people were subsequently arrested over their alleged involvement. Meanwhile, US Vice President Joe Biden remains slated to arrive in Istanbul late next week for meetings with officials representing Turkey, a NATO ally, which AFP said is intended to ease tensions between the countries as the Pentagon further pursues efforts to gain Turkish support in the multi-national campaign against the so-called Islamic State group in neighboring Iraq and Syria. Last month, Biden called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after alleging during a speech that Istanbul has been complicit in the Islamic State’s campaign by letting fighters use its border to enter Syria.
“If Biden told these words, then he will be history to me. I never uttered such remarks,“ Erdogan fired back. “He should apologize. I’m saying this clearly. And we won’t accept slender, indirect explanations.” Later, Biden “apologized for any implication that Turkey or other allies and partners in the region had intentionally supplied or facilitated the growth of ISIL (IS, ISIS) or other violent extremists in Syria,” the White House explained.
The nationalists faced possible charges of insult, injury and breaching laws on public protests before being released from court by the prosecutor, the Dogan news agency said.
#AceWorldNews – INDIA – Nov.13 – Police have detained a doctor over mass sterilization surgeries in central India that left 13 women dead and dozens ill in hospital, AFP reported.
Dr R.K Gupta was detained for questioning late Wednesday in Chhattisgarh state.
In five hours, the doctor operated on 83 women who were paid $26 under a government-run sterilization scheme to reduce population growth.
The doctor, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy.
India is the world’s top sterilizer of women, and efforts to rein in population growth have been described as draconian, Reuters said.
Birth rates fell in recent decades, but population growth is among the world’s fastest.
AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – Nov.12 – A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans don’t want President Barack Obama calling all the shots any more mail on-line reported.
Americans say by a large margin that they’d rather Obama back off and let Republicans take the lead in the new Congress than the other way around.
The poll supports Republican claims that last week’s midterm elections were in fact a referendum on the president – an assessment the White House has forcibly denied both before and after the president’s party was walloped at the ballot box.
Even before last week’s midterm elections the White House had been spinning expected Democratic loses as mostly unrelated to Obama, saying individual candidates, not the nation’s leader, were on the ballot this year.
After his party’s candidates were demolished in the off-year elections and exit polls showed that a third of voters came out to send the president a message of opposition – compared to just 19 percent who said they were voting that day to support Obama – the president still vowed to forge ahead with his agenda, regardless of anyone else’s opinion on the matter.
‘My job over the next couple of years is to do some practical, concrete things as much as possible with Congress,’ Obama said during a post-election press conference last Wednesday.
‘Where it’s not possible with Congress,’ he said, I’ll do it ‘on my own, to show people why we should be confident and to give people a sense of progress and a sense of hope.’
But just 36 percent of respondents to Gallup’s latest survey said they wanted Obama to set the agenda moving forward. More than half, 53 percent, said they thought Republicans’ plans should be given more weight than the presidents.
The poll, taken after the election from Nov. 6-9, indicates that voters did indeed mean the midterm elections to be a realignment of leadership and priorities.
AceNewsServices – FLORIDA – Nov.11 – Sure, vaccines are safe — except when they randomly trigger extreme brain inflammation that leads to vision loss, paralysis and an inability to speak.
This is what happened to now-10-year-old Marysue Grivna of Tampa, Florida, just four days after she received a flu vaccine, which left her completely debilitated with a serious brain disease known as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM.
It all began on November 22, 2013, when young Marysue was taken in to get a seasonal flu vaccine. Just days later, the child began to get sick and quickly developed symptoms of paralysis.
Worried, her parents took her in for an evaluation and it was determined that she had succumbed to an immune disorder caused by inflammation of the brain.
Similar to multiple sclerosis, ADEM manifests as an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks itself, in this case targeting the protective coverings surrounding nerve fibres. Known as myelin, these coverings are meant to protect nerves in the brain and spinal cord, for instance, from being harmed. In their absence, symptoms like loss of vision and paralysis can occur.
“Her father Steven and I are certain, due to all our research, that this was what caused Marysue’s condition,” stated the girl’s mother, Carla, during a recent interview with Fox & Friends. “The doctors won’t confirm it or deny it… [but] she was a happy, healthy, running, and playing nine-year-old.
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#AceNewsServices – November 11 – Tributes have been paid to servicemen and women who died in conflicts since the start of World War One.
Ceremonies took place around the UK and further afield to mark the anniversary of the WW1 armistice.
Tower of London Poppy display wins the hearts of millions
Nearly four million people are expected to have visited the Tower of London poppy art exhibition by 12 November.
In London, a 13-year-old army cadet planted the final symbolic ceramic poppy in the art installation at the Tower of London.
Services were held in military bases, churches and schools, and a two-minute silence was observed at 11:00 GMT.
In London, remembrance ceremonies took place at Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph and Trafalgar Square. Among the commemorations elsewhere:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, 70 years since the D-Day landings and the end of Britain’s conflict in Afghanistan.
Since last year’s Armistice Day, another seven members of the British armed forces have died in service – including five who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in April.
Stephen Clarke, head of remembrance for the British Legion, said: “This year it feels like there are more poppies out in the streets and a lot of different styles of poppy, because remembrance is very personal.”
Richard Hughes of the Western Front Association, which organises the Annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, said this year’s commemorations were not just about the end of World War One.
“We have got the modern version here with us stepping back from Afghanistan,” he said. “That itself has tremendous resonance.”
- French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
- A memorial service was held in the Afghan capital Kabul for British servicemen killed there
- In the Belgian town of Ypres there was a special sounding of the Last Post to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1
- The two-minute silence was observed across the UK, including at the Field of Remembrance in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens and the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
- A plaque was unveiled at Glasgow’s Central Station. It reads: “On these platforms, in two world wars, hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women said good-bye to their families, some for the last time.”
- Towns, cities and villages across Wales remembered the fallen.
- Army cadet Harry Hayes, 13, planted the last poppy at the Tower of London’s commemorative installation
The cadet, from Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire, was watched by thousands as he placed the last of 888,246 ceramic flowers in the moat of the Tower of the London.
Each poppy represents an individual who didn’t grow old.
His great-great-great uncle, Private Patrick Kelly of the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, was killed just weeks before the end of the war on September 27 1918.
Cadet Hayes admitted he was nervous, but said “It is an amazing honour, seeing all these poppies and I managed to plant the last one.“
Americans marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with parades, speeches and military discounts, while in Europe the holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I.
New York City’s Veterans Day Parade up Fifth Avenue was to feature a float with rapper Ice-T plus six military dogs and their handlers, all of whom have served in the U.S. armed forces.
Europe marked Armistice Day with ceremonies and moments of silence as France opened an international memorial on a former battlefield. The events had special significance because this year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Tuesday was the 96th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war on Nov. 11, 1918.
French President Francois Hollande placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Later, he was to head to northern France to inaugurate an international war memorial at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in the presence of German, British and Belgian officials.
The Ring of Memory carries the names of 600,000 soldiers who died in the region during the war.
#AceNewsServices – BAGHDAD – Nov.09 – Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State group recaptured the heart and outlying districts of the town of Beiji, home to the country’s largest oil refinery, state television and a provincial governor said Tuesday AP reported.
Retaking Beiji, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, could allow Iraqi forces a base to attack neighboring Tikrit, taken by the extremists in their lightning advance this summer.
But troops backed by Shiite militias faced pockets of stiff resistance around Beiji, hindering their advance.
The top army commander in Beiji, General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, was quoted by state television as saying that troops had recaptured the city’s local government and police headquarters.
The town is home to the country’s largest oil refinery. Retaking Beiji could allow Iraqi forces to use it as a base to attack neighbouring Tikrit, which was taken by the extremists this summer.
It’s also a morale boost for Iraq’s security forces.
#AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA – Nov.11 – South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they would appeal against court rulings on the 15 crew-members of a capsized ferry.
The captain of the ferry, which sank killing about 300 people, mostly children, was acquitted of homicide.
However, he was found guilty of negligence and sentenced to 36 years in jail.
#AceBreakingNews – BRITAIN – Nov.11 – A review into how the Home Office handled files containing high-profile historical child abuse allegations has been published Sky News just reported.
NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless was brought in to investigate after an internal review found the department had “lost or destroyed” 114 files between 1979 and 1999.
Mr Wanless and Richard Whittam QC were asked to address allegations that the Home Office failed to act on information received about abuse allegations in the 1980s.
The report found it had not been possible after some 30 years to establish exactly what had been given to the Home Office and what action had been taken because there was no system of routinely recording such referrals.
But the authors said extensive searches had not uncovered evidence of “organised attempts” by officials to conceal child abuse.
The report found no evidence that the Home Office had funded the notorious pro-paedophile Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – but said the possibility could not be dismissed entirely.
Facing questions about his review from MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Wanless said he found Home Office record keeping was “a mess”.
#AceWorldNews – AUSTRALIA – Nov.11 – We reported on this abuse news a few weeks ago and today the Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is establishing a new monitoring team for centres holding asylum-seekers, after a series of abuse allegations, AFP said.
Asylum-seekers face mandatory detention on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island and the small state of Nauru as Australia wants to stop would-be refugees from risking their lives on people-smuggling boats.
The team will recommend “action to deal with credible allegations of misconduct should they arise,” the minister said Tuesday.
#AceWorldNews – SOUTH KOREA – Nov.11 – The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April was jailed for 36 years Tuesday.
Prosecutors had demanded the death penalty, but a three-judge court said they failed to prove the captain had acted with an intention to kill.
He was convicted of gross negligence and dereliction of duty, including abandoning his vessel while hundreds of schoolchildren and other passengers remained trapped on board.
Three other senior crew members were sentenced to jail terms of between 15 and 30 years.
#AceNewsServices – WHITE HOUSE – Nov.11 – I received this link from a source at 11.11.11 and as you know l am only interested in the truth. This is what l found when tracking back:
Extract from video provider David Vose: This is the official white house tweet where the White house tweets a Picture of Barack Obama having the AntiChrist, or the Islamic Mahdi, Crown, and Bow.
There is no way to misunderstand this? Or is there?
He is a WORLD leader and everyone knows, in this present world, the man who wears that crown, is the AntiChrist. Islam’s Mahdi!
IF this Picture was a mistake, Obama should come out now and recall this, and apologize for it and explain why it was tweeted.
If Obama remains silent, he is declaring that he believes he is the AntiChrist.
Or, worse yet, He believes he is the Messiah!
Both of these means he declares himself AntiChrist OR does IT?
Ace News Services: Your comments and opinions please – appreciated. I will leave this on as a sticky post for 6 days. The time it took God to create the earth. Thanks Editor.
#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN – Nov.11 – At least 56 people, 17 women and 18 children among them, were killed on Tuesday, as a passenger bus collided with a truck in southern Pakistan, officials said.
“The Karachi-bound passenger bus, which was coming from north-western city of Swat went on the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a goods container, killing 56 people,“senior local police official Nasir Aftab told AFP.
Conflicting reports have come about the number of victims. AP reported the death and injury toll issued by police official Ghulam Jhokhio.
AFP, however, estimates the body count at 56 people at least, with a much higher rate of kids – including 17 women and 18 children. The latter death toll was confirmed by a senior doctor at the Khairpur civil hospital, who added that the condition of three of the injured was critical.
— Faizan Khan (@Faibyy) November 11, 2014