US Navy’s ops in India’s EEZ to assert domination in Indian Ocean Region

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Islamabad: The US Navy’s navigation operations in India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is an attempt to assert its dominating role in the Indian Ocean Region and carries a message for the coastal states in the region, especially major maritime powers India and China.

This was the crux of the thoughts shared by panelists in a webinar on ‘Freedom of Navigation Operations Patrol (FONOP) – Issues and Legalities’, which was organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamabad.

Chaired by IPS Vice Chairman, former ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain, the session was addressed by Commodore (r) Syed Mohammad Obaidullah SI(M), former

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Here’s why picking up after Max is the civil thing to do

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Question: I recently posted a complaint in my neighborhood newsletter about people not picking up their dog’s poop, and although most people were on my side, I got a surprising amount of pushback. I know you’ve talked about this before, but could you address it again? 

Answer: Nowadays it’s unusual for any municipality to not have an ordinance against leaving your dog’s feces on the ground. This includes Sarasota County as well as Manatee and Charlotte counties. The legalities of not picking up after your dog are outweighed by the health risks, however.

Dog poop carries dangerous pathogens that contaminate

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5 key points to consider when planning for retirement

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Now until the end of June 2021, you can get an extra 25% of your initial investment added on free. Sponsored by Leverage Planners.

Every day, an untold number of people voluntarily opt for long-term unemployment… They retire.

Thinking of retirement in those terms can help people focus on planning for their golden years, according to David Donhoff with Leverage Planners Wealth Management.

“We’re basically voluntarily choosing to be unemployed for anywhere from 20 to 40 years, so we have to plan on it, we have to approach it differently than we did in our working years,” he said.

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How Capital One is helping Black-owned businesses make a pandemic pivot

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MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Detra Hunt, the manager of Launch Trampoline Park in Midlothian, said like most businesses the park had to pivot during the pandemic. She said she was thrilled that Launch Richmond was selected to participate in a Capital One national mentorship program.

“There was a series of classes and they brought in various subject matter experts to educate businesses on the financing, marketing, spending, and the legalities of owning a business,” Hunt said.

The goal, according to Reuben Essandoh with Capital One, was to enable local Black-owned businesses to gain important tools and knowledge they need to successfully

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Andrew Brown funeral service: Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy during private ceremony Monday

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WTVD) — Mourners gathered Monday for the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with eulogists celebrating his legacy and reflect on his life.

The invite-only service starting at noon in a church in Elizabeth City followed public viewings the previous day. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy, and other speakers included Brown’s relatives as well as civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing Brown’s family, and the Rev. William Barber II, leader of the Poor People’s campaign.

WATCH: Brown’s family says they’re overwhelmed and devastated

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