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Student underage drinking arrests slow

first_imgSince representatives from the University and student government met with local law enforcement at the beginning of the month, the number of students arrested for underage drinking has decreased. This change came as a result of increased cooperation and understanding on both sides, student body president Catherine Soler said after meeting with representatives from the South Bend Police Department (SBPD) and Indiana State Excise Police this week. “To be honest, they were both as happy about it as we were. I think this has caused a lot tension in the community,” Soler said. “Everyone is just really happy to be moving forward in a productive manner.” From Aug. 21 to Sept. 2, police sent roughly 70 students to jail for alcohol-related charges. Since then, eight students were arrested and nine were issued citations for minor consuming, according to police logs. Excise police issued five citations to Notre Dame students at an incident early Sunday morning at 1632 Turtle Creek Court, said Indiana State Excise Police Commander Lt. Tim Cleveland. Cleveland said these students were issued citations, rather than arrested, because they were cooperative. “From my understanding, there were a lot of people there, but there were few under 21 that were actually consuming alcohol,” he said. “Everyone was cooperative and polite and mutually respectful so that makes a big difference.” SBPD arrested six underage students for minor consuming at a Sept. 10 incident on the 1000 Block of N. Lawrence Street. Officers arrested two and cited four for minor consuming at a Sept. 17 incident on the 200 block of S. St. Louis Boulevard, according to police logs. Cleveland said his meeting with representatives from Notre Dame resulted in greater understanding of the University’s perspective, and he said he thought the University better understood his side as well. “Hopefully we’ve all seen a move in the positive direction,” he said. Cleveland said he encouraged his officers to issue citations, rather than arrest, when underage students are respectful and it is safe to release them. “I have encouraged my officers to use some discretion on whether or not they arrest or whether they cite and release,” he said. “Obviously, we’re not going to cite and release someone who tests .20 because that’s a liability for us to have someone who is under 21 and who is twice the legal limit walking around where they could get hit by a car or something could happen to them.” Nick Ruof, chief of staff, who also attended the meetings with the police, said officers are, in general, using more discretion. “They are using discretion when they start issuing [minors in consumption] or when they approach a silast_img read more

Senate bestows emeritus status on former leadership

first_imgStudent senate voted to bestow emeritus status on the former student body leadership Wednesday.Former student body president Rebecca Blais, former student body vice president Sibonay Shewit and former chief of staff Prathm Juneja all received the status by unanimous decisions.Student body president and junior Gates McGavick presented a resolution highlighting the achievements of Blais.“Rebecca committed herself to ameliorating the issues of sexual assault on campus through her work on the committee of sexual assault and prevention, her discussion with administrators to release climate data, her current work on Callisto and her dedication to the safety of all the University,” McGavick said.Parliamentarian and freshman Halena Hadi read the resolution regarding Shewit’s efforts as student body vice president.“Sibonay faithfully and dutifully chaired one of the most active senates ever by fostering relationships with each senator, bestowing on them a mindful integration of the mission and character of the University of Notre Dame,” Hadi said.Hadi also presented the resolution on Juneja’s work in student government.“Prathm utilized his role in student government to connect the Notre Dame community with the South Bend community, especially as it pertained to civic engagement and voting to enhance conversations on voting rights, diversity and inclusion,” Hadi said.The senators passed an order adding the position of diversity council chair as a non-voting member of senate.Diversity council represents all the clubs on campus for underrepresented students.“[Underrepresented means] students that are here at the University and are here to stay and are part of the Notre Dame family, but it’s really easy for them to feel like the adopted cousin,” diversity council chair and junior Alyssa Ngo said.The current members of senate, despite representing all of the students on campus, might not do the best job of giving voice to the underrepresented because of their own lack of diversity, Ngo said.“If you think about the diversity statistics at Notre Dame, and then see if that number matches the people in this room, I think it’s quite clear that it doesn’t,” Ngo said.Ngo said she hopes to improve the relationship between the department of diversity and inclusion in student government and the diversity council.“Kaleem Minor — who is the vice chair of diversity council right now — he served as the first-ever director [of the department of diversity and inclusion],” Ngo said. “He felt that the relationship wasn’t that great. … They were two groups with the same goal … but they didn’t come together to plan anything.”The senators passed the order, making Ngo a non-voting member of senate for this year, with one abstention and one opposition.Junior Michael Conlon presented to student senate regarding upcoming events for the unveiling of The Shirt.Conlon, head of external relations for The Shirt Project, announced that former Irish football player Jaylon Smith will be a guest speaker for the ceremony on April 20.“He ended up getting drafted in the second round by the Dallas Cowboys and had a really successful rookie year,” Conlon said. “He came back from injury and played really well in the NFL.”The senators also passed resolutions changing the names and descriptions of two student government departments.The department of campus technology changed to the department of campus technology and innovation, and the department of university policy changed to the department of university affairs.“This is just a technicality to update job descriptions and also the name of the department to make it more encompassing of the roles of the director,” junior Corey Gayheart, student body vice president, said.Tags: Jaylon Smith, Senate, student senate, The Shirt Projectlast_img read more

Corky Hale & More Pay Audra McDonald a Visit at Lady Day!

first_img View Comments Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald sure knows how to entertain backstage at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Jazz musician Corky Hale (who was Billie Holiday’s accompanist early in her career), rock ‘n’ roll songwriting great Mike Stoller and fellow soprano Melissa Errico, who will appear alongside McDonald’s hubby Will Swenson in the upcoming tuner Bull Durham, stopped by the Circle in the Square Theatre to catch McDonald’s performance as the legendary blues singer on July 22. Check out these shots from their visit, then see McDonald in Lady Day on Broadway before it closes on September 21! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Related Shows Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Star Files Audra McDonaldlast_img read more

Vermont gubernatorial candidates financial statements

first_imgThursday was the the most recent reporting deadline for candidates running for governor to file financial statements with the Vermont Secretary of State’s office. Below are the numbers provided by the six major candidates for governor. Also included are statements provided by the candidates regarding their filings.One thing to note is that much of the money spent so far by the candidates has gone into infrastructure and staffing. Going forward, the candidates will spend most of their money on advertising. Brian Dubie, a Republican, does not face primary opposition. The five Democrats will meet in an August 24 election to see who will be their party’s representative in the general election November 2. State Senator Susan Bartlett did not issue a statement.Brian Dubie, Raised, $943,960; spent, $455,116Deb Markowitz, Raised, $523,946; spent, $337,189Peter Shumlin, Raised, $418,490; spent, $200,492Matt Dunne, Raised, $267,860; spent, $129,100Doug Racine, Raised, $210,157; spent, $133,271Susan Bartlett, $70,919; spent, $58,802DunneToday the Dunne Campaign submitted their financial filing detailing campaign finances from October 2009 (when Dunne declared his candidacy) through July 12.The Dunne Campaign reported raising $267,860.69, or more than $6,800 per week since Matt announced his candidacy. They finished with a cash-on-hand total of $132,958.71 which was more than 50% of their total monetary contributions and more than the total amount Dunne raised in his entire Lt. Governor primary race.Matt Dunne said, ‘I am encouraged by our show of strength in this financial report. We have been focused on building this campaign from the ground up. The fundraising has increased each month as more and more people have been excited by the opportunity of a new generation of leadership and have realized we have the best opportunity to defeat Brian Dubie.’The momentum of the Dunne campaign is exemplified by the particularly strong showing of support in the final 96 hours of this financial deadline when the campaign raised more than $25,000.‘At the early stage of the campaign, many Vermonters had either already given to another candidate or were having a tough time making a decision on who to back,’ said Dunne. ‘In the last few months, we have won over many donors that have decided to throw their weight behind this campaign. That is just the kind of momentum we want going into the final six weeks.’‘We are continuing to grow our grassroots organization everyday,’ said David Babbott, Dunne’s deputy campaign manager and field director. ‘This filing reveals that we are going to have the financial backing necessary to effectively organize the state and directly communicate with voters about our vision for Vermont.’Approximately 63% of all contributors gave donations of $100 or less, showing the true grassroots support that the campaign has received. Dunne has also chipped in to the effort, contributing $2,000 of his own money to the campaign.With a significant amount of cash on hand, Dunne is in a strong position to continue communicating and sharing with voters a vision for revitalizing the economy which includes bringing broadband to the last mile, providing more access to capital and developing investments in infrastructure and education. The campaign will continue focusing on grassroots organizing and building a strong field operation. It is clear through this report that the campaign has the finances necessary to win in August and again in November.Report Details:Total raised – $267,860.69Total spent – $129,100.47Cash-on-hand – $132,958.71Total contributions raised 7/9 – 7/12 – $27,537Total amount contributed by candidate – $2,000Average amount raised per week – $6,868DubieLt. Gov. Brian Dubie reported Wednesday that he has raised $943,960 from 4,095 individual donors in his campaign for governor of Vermont.‘The fact that more than 4,000 people care enough about this campaign to write a check is truly encouraging,’ Dubie said. ‘People are responding to my positive, pro-jobs message. There is a clear difference between my opponents and myself. They want to increase government spending and raise taxes. I want to control spending and cut taxes. People are seeing this contrast and supporting my campaign.’More than 91% of the campaign donors are from Vermont. Contributions have come from 3,728 Vermonters in cities and towns throughout the state.‘I am deeply humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support,’ Dubie said. ‘It’s not just about how many people have donated to my campaign, it’s about how many people have volunteered to march in parades, make phone calls, and put yard signs on their front lawns or bumper stickers on their cars. The grassroots momentum our campaign is building has never been seen in Vermont. We have already knocked on 30,000 doors and attracted 8,200 fans on Facebook. Thanks to these generous supporters, we’ll be able to reach out to Vermonters in every corner of the state.’MarkowitzToday, Secretary of State Deb Markowitz announced that 1,812 Vermonters from 177 cities and towns across the state have invested in her campaign to jumpstart Vermont’s economy. Markowitz raised nearly $524,000, which is twice the amount raised by her nearest Democratic opponent.‘I am extremely grateful to the thousands of Vermonters from every part of our state who joined our campaign to jumpstart job creation in Vermont,’ Markowitz said. ‘Resources matter in a campaign, especially a campaign like ours which is focused on strong grassroots organizing. Investments in our neighbor-to-neighbor outreach program will help us win the Democratic primary and position us to beat Brian Dubie in November.’Markowitz’s grassroots fundraising depth was especially impressive. More than 1,440 Vermonters gave less than $100, and the average donation of these sustaining donors was $64.50. These are donors who have contributed to the Markowitz campaign on multiple occasions and who will be helpful again in the home stretch of both the primary and general elections.

Markowitz has nearly $180,000 cash-on-hand with an expected strong six weeks of fundraising ahead of the campaign. Markowitz invested early in developing a field operation which has been in full force for six weeks. Her grassroots, neighbor-to-neighbor outreach efforts have connected with tens of thousands of Vermonters and has organized nearly 100 super-captains who are preparing for get out the vote efforts across Vermont.

This is the second consecutive filing period that Markowitz has raised more than double her nearest competitor in the Democratic primary. In July 2009, Markowitz even outraised incumbent Governor Jim Douglas.RacineDoug Racine, candidate for governor, today submitted his campaign finance report to the Secretary of State. Racine’s total contributions for the 2010 primary election are just over $210,000. Racine has spent a total of just over $133,000 in the election so far. Racine noted that 95% of his contributions are from Vermonters, and over 98% are from individuals.”We are right on track for our campaign plan,” Amy Shollenberger, campaign manager for Racine, stated. “We are running a frugal, grassroots campaign that is focused on talking with as many Vermonters as possible. Our field operation is strong and getting stronger every day.”Racine agreed, saying, “My campaign is strong, and the endorsements of labor and the environmental community are adding more strength to our field outreach. Vermonters expect a personal, field-focused campaign, and that’s what we are doing.”ShumlinThe Shumlin for Governor campaign is proud to announce that we have brought in over $418,000. In the last six weeks alone, Peter has raised more than $120,000. We appreciate the outpouring of financial support that the campaign received from our supporters, which represents approximately $268,000 of our fundraising total for this reporting period. The remaining $150,000 of the money brought in is a personal loan from Peter Shumlin ‘ an investment in delivering his message of leadership, vision and job creation to all corners of the state. Peter is honored by the continued support that he has received from his supporters and is proud to invest the money he has earned through his Vermont business in talking to Vermonters about his plan for our state’s future.After creating a statewide field program and initiating a sizeable television and mail campaign to communicate directly with voters, we have approximately $207,000 on hand to continue to get Peter’s message of leadership, vision and job creation out to all Vermonters.last_img read more

Simplify life insurance: A winning strategy

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chuck Sutton Chuck Sutton is director, product management, Life & Annuity Solutions, for CUNA Mutual Group, the leading provider of insurance and financial services to credit unions and their members. In this … Web: www.cunamutual.com Details Life insurance offers a unique opportunity for credit unions to offer a service that may strengthen long-term relationships with members, while also helping improve their financial futures.But as technology continues to influence consumer expectations for ease and simplicity—think Amazon and Netflix—life insurance has some work to do. It needs to be easy for all consumers to understand, compare, access, purchase and service.The following consumer trends give us insight into how we can better provide options that meet evolving member expectations, ensuring you’re there for your members—now and for many years to come. Changing demographics. In the past five years, the multicultural member population at credit unions has grown 61 percent. This population is primarily composed of millennials or younger, and we know these consumers prefer digital tools and mobile apps.1Fast, intuitive digital experiences are vital for attracting and engaging this shifting member base, but that doesn’t mean it will be at the cost of your older members. All generations are looking for web-based solutions. In fact, 45 percent of seniors say they’ve visited the website of a life insurance company, and 36 percent say they’ve used search engines to find life insurance information.2 As this group ages, many will look for fast and easy options to cover their life insurance needs.Massive shift to the web and mobile. In 2017, 55 percent of consumers visited a life insurance provider’s website, and 52 percent used a search engine to find information on life insurance.2 Considering that almost four out of every five U.S. adults now owns a smartphone, it’s no surprise that web and mobile use is the norm.3Additionally, throughout their purchasing journey, consumers now switch between smartphones, laptops and tablets. Most start on their phone but complete their transaction through a different device or channel.4Choosing a provider with strong search engine optimization (SEO) practices and a streamlined transition between devices may enhance your presence online––helping position you as a leader in the industry.  Demand for simplified purchase processes. In the age of Amazon, consumers expect every buying experience to be fast and simple. And because the average attention span is now just eight seconds, it’s harder than ever to captivate consumers.5With 10,000 brands vying for consumers’ attention each day, only those who offer simplified purchase processes will stand out.6 That means making the whole experience easy––from researching, to purchasing, to servicing. If you don’t have what consumers are looking for online, they’ll simply go somewhere else. The reason doesn’t matter.The need for life insurance for nontraditional reasons is growing. 52 percent of consumers are using life insurance to supplement retirement income and 54 percent plan to use it to pay off their mortgage.7But what hasn’t changed over the years is that most adults are either un- or under-insured. So, when one in three people admits they simply don’t have enough life insurance overall, it’s time to take a step back and think about what barriers are preventing your members from getting the coverage they need.7Download our report at cunamutual.com/lifematters to discover ways to help simplify the complex life insurance process and better serve all consumers.SOURCESCUNA Mutual Group, What Matters Now: Insights from Multicultural Consumers, 2018CUNA Mutual Group, Acxiom overlay data on race and ethnicity, December, 2017.PEW Research Center, “Mobile Fact Sheet,” February 5, 2018. SnapApp, “What is Multichannel Marketing: An A-Z Guide (with Strategies & Examples),” February 13, 2018.Cision, “Brands, Here’s How to Captivate Consumers in the Age of Distraction,” May 2017.American Marketing Association, “Why Your Customers’ Attention is the Scarcest Resource in 2017,” 2018.Life Happens, “2017 Insurance Barometer Study.” 2017CORP-2215783.1-0818-0920© CUNA Mutual Group, 2018 last_img read more

What you need to know about Libra

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Libra. It’s a word most of us know, and it’s a word most often associated with astrological signs. Facebook is hoping to change that. When people think of currency, Facebook wants them to recall Libra and vice versa.Technically, Libra is a cryptocurrency, which is a form of currency you can access through your phone. While Libra is called a “cryptocurrency”, its platform has been built to perform as an answer to PayPal and Venmo. The difference? You can cash out Libra at a participating brick-and-mortar store or physical location.Facebook describes Libra as, “A simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people.” While Libra has been a known entity for some time, Facebook is now releasing more detailed information on its product offerings, Libra and Calibra.As early as next year, Facebook users and non-users will be able to access Libra and Calibra. How? For users of Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, you can access it within the apps. If you aren’t a user, you can use the standalone Libra and Calibra apps. However, for Facebook users, Libra will be connected to their account. Don’t want information on what you purchase linked to your Facebook account? They’ve already thought of a workaround; enter Calibra. What is Calibra? It is a “digital wallet” that keeps all of your financial information private.last_img read more

Papuk Nature Park presented a new visual identity “100% Papuk”

first_imgIt is important to emphasize that the new visual identity is only a supplement to the main visual identity of PP Papuk, which through the same identity and story connects 19 national parks and nature parks is united under a common brand Parks of Croatia. The story behind the visual identity Parks of Croatia read in the attachment. “All these products, which will bear our label 100% Papuk, will be placed in our souvenir shop here in Jankovac, and of course we have big plans with the Interpretation Center in Slatinski Drenovac, which is registered for a cross-border cooperation project, worth over 5 million kuna. I hereby invite them all to respond to our desire to mark their products with our logo and thus become recognizable and take advantage of the benefits that the logo offers them.“Pointed out Alen Jurenac, director of the Public Institution PP Papuk. RELATED NEWS: The Nature Park emphasized that they recorded an increase in the number of visitors by 300% compared to last year. Encouraging the local population to produce food and souvenirs is the goal of the new project and visual identity of the Papuk Nature Park “100% PAPUK” and the slogan “From above that remembers the sea.” An excellent and unfortunately rare example of cooperation with the local population and the economy. It is the local community where we operate that must be part of your story, especially through the National and Nature Parks. Without cooperation and communication with the local population and economy there is no sustainable development, especially in tourism that connects various industries vertically and horizontally and where there must be synergies between all tourism workers who make up a complete story and ecosystem and tourist destination. With the implementation of the Geopriče project of the UNESCO Geopark, the Papuk Nature Park strengthens its tourist capacity, and thus the potential of the local population for the best possible placement of their own products and services through the Papuk Nature Park. The park covers two cities and 5 municipalities in Virovitica-Podravina and Požega-Slavonia counties and in the coming period will be a series of meetings with representatives of local governments in order to further encourage local producers to start using the logo that will certainly help them in placing their products on the market.  We first looked at who our consumers are and what they want, whether there is competition, what motivates our future potential consumers to buy healthy local products, and then we came up with a name, said Ileana Filić from the company “Moj balkon”, which is responsible. to design logos and slogans. “The purpose of this brand was to work with the local community, which guarantees healthy food products and raw materials that come from pure and untouched nature. This was the distinguishing feature in relation to other products and the pure and untouched nature from which come the products that have the opportunity to be marked with the brand “One hundred percent Papuk” Filić emphasized.last_img read more

In which direction will tourism develop in Slavonia? Find out in the strategic marketing plan of Slavonia tourism

first_imgSide dish: Strategic marketing plan for tourism in Slavonia with a broadcasting plan for the period from 2019 to 2025.  Creating a unique brand of Slavonia is the main challenge for future tourism development and marketing of this area. It is a competitive identity of Slavonia that will, on the one hand, convey the core of the local character, and on the other hand, represent values, strong enough to motivate visitors to come, the document states. The main document included an analysis of tourist trends in Slavonia, characteristics of tourist marketing, analysis of planning documentation. Relevant market trends were researched and a SWOT matrix was defined. Then the vision and goals, the strategy of the target markets, the brand strategy are defined. In the brand strategy, the brand concept for Slavonia is derived. This is followed by tourism product and communication strategies. The project included the preparation of a document covering the entire territory of Slavonia, and five documents that deal with marketing individually for each of the counties. The main document ends with a description of the activities that need to be carried out by 2025. The marketing plans for each of the counties continue on the main document and deal with the activities carried out at the County level and those carried out jointly within the Slavonia Cluster with the aim of creating a recognizable tourist brand. In which direction will tourism develop in Slavonia? Find out in the strategic marketing plan of tourism of Slavonia with the plan of breding for the period from 2019 to 2025, prepared by the Institute of Tourism, for Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board on behalf of the Slavonia Tourist Cluster, as the Project Coordinator (based on Agreement on cooperation in the creation and promotion of the tourist brand “Slavonia“Concluded on September 26, 2018). A document that every tourist worker in Slavonia must read in order to know in which direction the Slavonian tourist story is going in the future. Only through the synergy of all stakeholders can success be achieved, and we all need to know where we are going. It is this strategic document that defines the direction of branding until 2025. Photo: Sanja Miljac / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr RELATED NEWS: SLAVONIA.TRAVEL – NEW DIGITAL PLATFORM OF FIVE SLAVONIAN COUNTIESlast_img read more

Cronkite helped to  originate fake news

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re April 7 letter, “WRGB sold out its corporate integrity”: How ironic that the Rev. John A. Ekman mentioned Walter Cronkite in his letter critical of WRGB-6.“Old Cronky” came back after the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and said the conflict was helplessly lost — this after we had inflicted causalities of close to a 7-to-1 ratio on the NVA [People’s Army of Vietnam] and Viet Cong — all but wiping that group out.Cronkite’s commentary — not reporting — was an early example of the “fake news” prevalent today — 50 years ago.Bob BriggsSaratoga SpringsThe writer is a Vietnam Marine veteran.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Moscow to ease lockdown from Monday as pandemic stabilizes

first_imgThe city would also reopen sports facilities for professional athletes and relaunch its popular bike sharing program.The Russian capital emerged as the epicenter of the pandemic in the country with around half the total of more than 370,000 cases.The mayor said that lifting some restrictions was justified because of an improvement in the situation since May 12, when around half a million laborers were allowed to return to work in the construction and industry sectors.The number of hospitalizations in Moscow has fallen 40 percent since then, he said.”We acted proactively and didn’t waste time,” Putin said of anti-virus measures taken in Moscow.Sobyanin also proposed allowing residents of the capital to take walks under some limitations, expanding rules that have kept Muscovites within a 100-metre radius of their home. Sobyanin proposed as a test measure allowing people to go on walks according to a staggered schedule based on their home addresses. Topics : Difficult decision He described the decision as “very difficult,” because he feared allowing unrestricted walks would mean “there will be about as many out as at a May 1 rally,” referring to a Soviet holiday celebrating workers.The number of commuters has gone up by a million from May 12, Sobyanin added.Details of the new measures are expected to be published on the Moscow city hall website in the coming days, with questions remaining over when shopping malls will open and whether there will be a limit on numbers of shoppers in stores.Putin announced in mid-May that nationwide anti-virus measures were being eased as the situation improved and dozens of regions throughout the country have already begun to return to normal.During Wednesday’s meeting, Putin reiterated that the peak of the pandemic had passed in Russia and the capital, praising Sobyanin for halving infections in Moscow and introducing widespread testing.”The situation in Moscow and in the country in general is stabilizing,” Putin said. With 370,680 total infections, Russia has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil, which officials say is due in large part to a massive testing campaign.Official virus figures released Wednesday showed a decrease in active cases for the second day in a row.After peaking in mid-May at more than 11,000 new cases per day, the number of daily infections has dropped below 9,000.Putin on Tuesday ordered a World War II victory parade delayed by the pandemic to be held on June 24, cautioning that “strict safety measures” would need to be put in place for the event, originally set for May 9. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Wednesday announced an easing of the Russian capital’s lockdown starting June 1 after the Kremlin said the coronavirus pandemic had passed its peak in the country.”Today we can already talk about the next steps out of the crisis situation,” Sobyanin told President Vladimir Putin during a televised video conference.”I propose from June 1 to reopen not only food retail but all non-food retail.”  The mayor also called for the reopening of retail services where there is minimal contact with the customer, listing dry cleaners, laundry services and repair workshops.Moscow has been under lockdown since March 30, with residents only allowed to leave their homes for brief trips to a shop, to walk dogs or travel to essential jobs with a permit.In a decree published Wednesday evening, the mayor said the permit system will be extended until June 14.Walks and exercise outside would be permitted from June 1 only with masks on, the decree said.last_img read more