Govt dispels Jaitley health rumours

first_imgNew Delhi: The government Sunday said reports on the deteriorating health of outgoing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are false and baseless, and media should stay clear of rumour mongering. Amid speculations on the state of Jaitley’s health, government spokesperson Sitanshu Kar took to Twitter to clear the air. “Reports in a section of media regarding Union Minister Shri Arun Jaitley’s health condition are false and baseless. Media is advised to stay clear of rumour mongering,” he tweeted. While Jaitley remained unreachable despite several attempts, his office said he is resting at home. Sources aware of his condition had on Friday stated that Jaitley is unlikely to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s second term due to his ill health, which may require him to travel to either the UK or the US for treatment.last_img read more

Senior politicians step aside prompt MPs to reflect on changing attitudes

first_imgBrown was a Conservative backbencher under Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2006 to 2015, when he stepped down to run for leader of the Ontario PC party.Current federal party leader Andrew Scheer said the allegations against Brown must be investigated fully.At a caucus meeting in Victoria, Scheer said he never heard any allegation of any kind about Brown, until now.“I certainly invite anybody who feels that they have been a victim of these types of things in the past to reach out to our office. We’ll certainly do our best to make sure that any program or service that could be made available to them will be,” Scheer said.“I’m encouraged by the spirit that this is happening now, where you have all-party agreement in the House of Commons to deal with these issues seriously.”Brown “did the right thing” in stepping down, said Ontario Conservative MP Lisa Raitt.Fellow Ontario MP Marilyn Gladu said she believed the provincial party should take the lead on the Brown issue, but added the federal party would also likely become involved since Brown was an MP at the time of the alleged incidents.Conservative MP Tony Clement was more blunt, calling the behaviour utterly unacceptable.“Our staff had to be treated with dignity and respect. We should always keep our policies and procedures respectful.”Clement said he expected the federal party to have “more discussions about this.”NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also said Brown was right to resign based on the serious nature of the allegations.“With Mr. Hehr, I don’t know. I don’t know the details to that extent. What I do know is you have to believe survivors. That’s the starting point.”Trudeau has repeatedly said his government has zero-tolerance for sexual misconduct, and he used his keynote address at the World Economic Forum earlier this week to urge companies and politicians to do more to confront the problem.“Me Too, Time’s Up, the Women’s March – these movements tell us that we need to have a critical discussion on women’s rights, equality, and the power dynamics of gender,” Trudeau said Tuesday.“Sexual harassment, for example – in business and in government – is a systemic problem and it is unacceptable. As leaders, we need to act to show that truly, time is up.” The swift sidelining of two prominent politicians jolted MPs into reflecting Thursday on the societal shift in attitudes about allegations of sexual impropriety, and how to ensure their parties handle the issue in the best possible way.Patrick Brown resigned as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives after CTV News reported that two women have come forward with graphic sexual misconduct allegations against him _ allegations he denies.The Brown case prompted a woman who once worked at the Alberta legislature to state publicly that Liberal MP Kent Hehr made sexually suggestive comments about her when he was an MLA a decade ago _ an accusation that cost him his job as sport and disabilities minister, pending the outcome of an investigation.Harassment of any kind is unacceptable, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.“As a government we take any allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and we believe that it is important to support women who come forward with allegations and that is exactly what our government will do.”For his part, Hehr echoed the sentiment, saying the current conversation about harassment is a very important one.“Throughout my career I have always tried to conduct myself with respect towards others, and I understand the most important thing is how each individual feels.”Earlier Thursday, Trudeau applauded the courage of those who levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against Brown.“My thoughts turn immediately to the women who came forward, knowing how difficult it can be, to salute them for their courage and their leadership,” the prime minister said at a news conference wrapping up his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Trudeau said he hopes the women who have spoken out about Brown retain support among their friends, families and communities at large.“I certainly hope their example will resonate.”last_img read more

‘Om’ engraved on prisoner’s back, Tihar initiates inquiry

first_imgNew Delhi: Tihar jail has initiated a DIG-level inquiry after a Muslim prisoner has alleged that he has been burn stamped with ‘Om’ by a jail Superintendent.The inmate Nabbir alias popa, who was recently shifted to Tihar from Mandoli jail because of his notorious behaviour made serious allegations against the superintendent of jail no-4. He took off his shirt before the duty magistrate in Karkardooma court and showed her the symbol ‘Om’ burn marked on his back allegedly by the Superintendent who he said was annoyed after the repeated complains about non-functioning induction cooker provided by the jail. He also alleged that he was denied food for two days. After his family informed his counsel, the counsel moved an application in the court. The court then issued a notice to Tihar authorities and asked for an explanation from Director General of the jail. Nabbir, a resident of Seemapuri is lodged in Tihar in an arms supply case. In an order calling for an enquiry, the court said, “The allegations raised by the accused are of serious nature and required immediate intervention… a notice is being issued to DGP, Prisoner, Head Quarter, Jail No. 4, New Delhi to get the medical examination of accused Nabbir conducted with immediate effect and also to make enquiry report regarding the burn imprinted ‘Om’ mark on the accused.” The court has also ordered the jail authorities to provide CCTV footage and statement by other jail inmates. “As a precautionary measure, we have shifted him from Jail number 4 to jail number one in the high-security ward. We have initiated a DIG-level inquiry into the matter and a report would be submitted at the earliest to the honourable court,” said DG Prisons, Ajay Kashyap.last_img read more

Norfolk to unveil redesigned transfer station

The public will be seeing a safer, more environmentally friendly waste transfer station in Simcoe.Norfolk County Public Works will unveil a completely redesigned drop-off station on May 14 at 1 p.m.Construction on the $1.1 million project began last year and opens just in time for the county’s $16 days, which allow residents to dispose of up to two metric tons of waste per day.The station was designed by Walker Environmental based in Niagara Falls and allows for the separation of more material and gives users a safer drop-off area.“The re-designed drop off area has received positive feedback by users thus far,” said  Merissa Bokla, Norfolk’s supervisor of waste management,  in a press release. “It allows for better traffic flow, the separation of additional materials and a safer drop off area for residents. We hope that residents enjoy using the site.”Norfolk’s station in South Walsingham underwent a $650,000 redesign last July.Both stations will be available May 13 to 18 for $16 days. The Simcoe location (164 Fourteenth Street) is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.The South Walsingham station (1180 3rd Concession, Port Rowan) is currently operating on winter hours until the Victoria Day long week-end – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.Accepted items include sofas, couches, desks, chairs, tables, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, stoves, and microwaves.Items not accepted include farm machinery, electronics, tires, paint cans, and automotive parts.For the entire list, visit read more

Oilsands through the hourglass Defining moments that shaped an economic juggernaut

Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta, on Monday June 13, 2017. The Canadian oilsands industry is beset with environmental concerns and low crude prices. Nonetheless, production is expected to grow. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 8:05 am MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oilsands through the hourglass: Defining moments that shaped an economic juggernaut The Canadian oilsands industry is beset with environmental concerns and low crude prices. Nonetheless, production is expected to grow. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers estimates that oilsands output will reach 3.7 million barrels per day in 2030 from 2.4 million bpd last year.Some key dates in the history of the oilsands:1719: A Cree man named Wa-Pa-Su presents an oilsands sample for trade at the Hudson’s Bay Company to Henry Kelsey, who was the first recorded European to see it.1923: Dr. Karl Clark of the Alberta Research Council develops a process that uses hot water to separate oil from oilsands, which he patents in 1928.1967: Philadelphia-based Sun Oil opens its $240-million Great Canadian Oil Sands project with an initial production capacity of 45,000 barrels per day.1974: The Alberta Oilsands Technology and Research Authority is formed to develop a way of recovering the 80 per cent of bitumen buried too deep for mining. The method is known as “in situ,” Latin for “in place.” The result was steam-assisted gravity drainage, known in industry parlance as SAGD, where steam is injected into a reservoir to warm the thick bitumen so that it can be pumped to the surface.1978: Syncrude Canada opens a mining operation using large draglines and conveyor belt systems to excavate and pile oilsands deposits.1993: Suncor Energy adopts more effective and cost-efficient truck and shovel technology to replace less reliable bucket-wheel excavator and conveyor belt systems, resulting in the loss of about 400 jobs.2001: After several years of operating as a pilot project, Foster Creek becomes the first commercial oilsands project to use SAGD technology. It is now owned by Cenovus Energy.2004: Alberta oilsands production reaches one million bpd.2008: Actress Neve Campbell tours the oilsands, becoming one of the first celebrities to speak out against the industry . Since then, a number of high-profile figures including director James Cameron, anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu, singer Neil Young and actor Leonardo DiCaprio have made similar trips to draw attention to environmental concerns.2012: Oilsands production from thermal in situ wells and other non-mining methods reaches 960,000 bpd, surpassing output from strip mines at 930,000 for the first time.(Sources: Oil Sands Discovery Centre, Suncor Energy, The Canadian Press) read more

UN committee adds 20 new items to intangible cultural heritage list

The traditional weaving of the Ecuadorian toquilla straw hat, the Buddhist chanting of Ladakh (India), the cherry festival in Sefrou, Morocco, and the craftsmanship and performance art of the long-necked lute known as the Tar are among the elements chosen by the 24-member Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.To be inscribed by the committee, which is meeting this week at the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), elements must comply with a series of criteria, including contributing to spreading the knowledge of intangible cultural heritage and promoting awareness of its importance. The new elements added today represent Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mali, Morocco, Oman and the Republic of Korea.Intangible cultural heritage encompasses practices and living expressions handed down from one generation to the next. The committee will examine close to 60 candidacies for inscription before the current session closes on Friday. In addition to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the committee will also consider candidacies for inclusion on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, which is designed to rally international cooperation and assistance to safeguard threatened cultural expressions, as well as the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices.Only those countries that have ratified the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage can present elements for inscription on the lists. To date 146 countries have ratified the Convention, which was adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in 2003. read more

UNICEF scales up response in Central African Republic to conflictaffected children

“From what we have seen in some of the hardest hit areas, including N’dele, Bria, Bombari, and Kaga Bandoro, children are living in extremely precarious conditions,” said the UNICEF Representative for the CAR, Souleymane Diabaté. “It is critical we reach them now with immediate assistance, but we urge all parties involved to make long-term welfare an urgent priority and a critical part of any political settlement,” he stated in a news release.The CAR has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. State authority is weak in many parts of the country. Most recently, the country has been dealing with the impact of an alliance of rebel groups – known collectively as ‘Séléka’ – which had been advancing on the capital, Bangui, but agreed to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).According to UNICEF, the recent conflict has affected nearly 1.8 million people and left 800,000 in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.The agency said its priority would be to reach communities that have been inaccessible and lacked food, medicine, water, sanitation, hygiene, education and protection. It currently assists 45,000 people.To scale up the immediate response, some 17 tons of supplies, including medicine, water purification tablets, therapeutic food, cooking sets, tarpaulins, mosquito nets and other essential household items, have arrived to the country by air, and another 52 tons will arrive by road this week.Even before the recent outbreak of fighting, CAR was one of the poorest countries in the world. It has the ninth highest rate of child mortality with 8 per cent of children between six months and five years of age suffering from moderate acute malnutrition and 1.9 per cent with severe acute malnutrition. In conflict-affected areas, only 48 per cent of children, and only 42 per cent of girls, are enrolled in school. There have also been recent reports of child recruitment by armed groups that had previously made commitments to stop this practice.“We urge all actors to unite to work for the benefit of their people, especially children,” said Mr. Diabaté.UNICEF will be working with Government ministries and other partners to prevent and respond to children at risk of trafficking and armed recruitment, prevent child mortality through medical support, improve access to water and sanitation, provide support to displaced families, and ensure children regain access to education in safe schools.The agency said $2.1 million is needed immediately to support the emergency response, and an estimated $11.5 million is needed to sustain emergency life-saving assistance for nearly 1.8 million people through 2013. read more

Mens lacrosse Statement made No 18 Buckeyes blast topranked Denver 167

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles before its 8-7 win over University of Massachusetts on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 18 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team didn’t just make a statement against No. 1 Denver; it annihilated the top team in the nation.Freshman forward Tre LeClaire led the Buckeyes (8-0) with five goals as they demolished the Pioneers, 16-7, at Ohio Stadium. LeClaire is the the team’s overall leading scorer and making a case for national freshman of the year.OSU coach Nick Myers said he saw the potential in LeClaire on the recruiting trail, and it’s not a surprise the way he is playing in his first season in Columbus.“He’s working hard and he’s a humble kid, but he’s in a position where he knows he has to shoot the ball when his hands are free,” Myers said. “And I thought he did a nice job of that today.”Senior attack Eric Fannell and senior midfielder Johnny Pearson each had a hat trick.OSU redshirt senior goaltender Tom Carey was excellent in net, saving 11-of-17 shots on goal. Carey made his first save within seconds of the first faceoff by deflecting Denver junior midfielder Trevor Baptiste’s first shot of the game. After that, the Buckeyes pounced with three quick goals in the first period.LeClaire opened the scoring for OSU, but following a goal from Denver’s senior midfielder Tyler Pace, the Buckeyes exploded on offense, refusing to let up.With 11:50 remaining in the first period, Pearson took the 2-1 lead. Then, ten seconds later, Fannell scored a goal. Pearson scored his second of the day with 4:26 remaining in the first. Before the end of the quarter, senior midfielder J.T. Blubaugh put another on the board for an early 5-1 lead.In the second quarter the Buckeyes continued to shutdown the Pioneers’ offense. LeClaire scored twice and junior attack Colin Chell scored once, giving OSU a stunning 8-1 lead at the half.To open the third quarter, the Buckeyes put two more on the more to cap 10 unanswered goals and an insurmountable 11-1 lead.Myers said he told the team to keep going at the Pioneers and not to let up.“I told the team at halftime to stay aggressive,” he said. “We need to play another 30 minutes of Buckeye lacrosse and — versus a team like Denver — we have been in that position before and we can’t let up.”Fannell scored twice in the quarter with assists from freshman midfielder Ryan Terefenko and Chell.With 2:32 left in the third quarter, the Pioneers finally got on the board again when Connor Cannizzaro scored, but LeClaire answered emphatically with his fifth of the day and second in the quarter, giving OSU a 12-2 lead after three.In the fourth, Denver outscored OSU 5-4, but little did that matter.Terefenko, Blubaugh, Pearson and senior attack Austin Shanks all scored in the quarter, suppressing any chance of a comeback.Sophomore attack Austin French, junior midfielder Sean Mayle, freshman attack Ethan Walker, sophomore midfielder Colin Rutan and junior attack Colton McCaffrey all scored for the Pioneers in the quarter.Fannell said this victory should grant OSU more respect than it had been receiving.“We know as a team that we’re good and (if) people aren’t going to give us recognition, then we’re going to keep running it down teams’ throats,” he said.Next week OSU will travel to South Bend, Indiana, to play No. 2 Notre Dame in an attempt to extend their undefeated season and beat another top program. read more

Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

first_imgPic: Chris Ison/PA Wire.3. Losing a $50k Twitter nameNaoki Hiroshima tells us the story of how a man lost his Twitter name, which he says was worth $50,000. It happened, he says, due to an attacker who accessed his accounts. (Hat-tip to Paul Fitzgerald)(Medium – approx 9 minutes reading time, 1824 words)The attacker tried to reset my Twitter password several times and found he couldn’t receive any of the reset emails because it took time for the change of my domain’s MX record, which controls the email domain server. The attacker opened issue #16134409 at Twitter’s Zendesk support page. Could she tell me about a private joke between them, a special phrase, even if she didn’t want to tell me what it meant? She shrugged. And then something shifted and she said she was in love with her friend, had just realized she was gay, and she didn’t know how to tell anyone, especially the most important person.2. Playing gender judo Joan C Williams writes about whether women need to practice ‘gender judo’ in the workplace, saying she believes women “have to behave in ‘masculine’ ways to be seen as competent”, but “are still expected to be feminine”. Can they balance between the two?(Washington Post – approx 9 minutes reading time, 1970 words)Powerful women often take feminine stereotypes that can hold women back — the selfless mother and the dutiful daughter, for example — and use those stereotypes to propel themselves forward. I call it gender judo. The martial art of judo, which means “gentle way” in Japanese, focuses on using your opponent’s momentum to overpower him. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Love letter ghostwriterBonnie Dowling was a love letter ghostwriter, who answered an ad on Craigslist and found herself writing romantic missives for lovelorn people. Here’s how she did it:(The Awl– approx 10 minutes reading time, 2002 words) 4. The secret life of Johnny LewisBill Jensen writes about Johnny Lewis, a talented actor who met a sad and tragic end. It transpired that Lewis had a secret life that contributed to his sad death.(LA Mag – approx 26 minutes reading time, 5287 words)About 30 minutes after meeting Lewis at his door, Blackburn heard his wife, Gloria, anxiously calling for him. He rushed outside to find Lewis on top of the housepainter, pummeling him with his fists. The worker’s face was covered in blood. Specks of it were landing on the actor’s body. Blackburn stepped in to pull the five-foot, ten-inch Lewis off the painter, grabbing him by the shoulder and yelling at him to stop. In one motion Lewis leaped to his feet and slugged Blackburn, who is in his seventies, in the eye, knocking him to the ground. A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine. Pic: AP Photo/Evgeny Feldman5. Revolution in KievIlya Varlamov took to LiveJournal to share photographs and his experiences of the unrest taking place in Kiev.(LiveJournal– approx 15 minutes reading time, 3078 words)The authorities turned several water cannons at the demonstrators. Surprisingly no one is afraid of the water. This scout is climbing a balcony to see what’s behind the smoke screen. The drenched people dry at the campfires. And some just walk around wet. There’s an incredible atmosphere here: on one hand you can feel the weariness of the frustrated people, on the other hand euphoria and expectation of victory. In such light, no one is paying attention to wet clothes. Only medic volunteers ask people to go warm up to avoid frostbite.6. Murder in 48 HoursTerrence McCoy and Craig Malisow write about The First 48, a TV show that looks at the first 48 hours of a police investigation. They argue that if you’re charged with murder on the show, ‘you’re guilty for life – even if you’re innocent’.(Houston Press – approx 21 minutes reading time, 4282 words)Unfortunately, God subsequently dropped out of the investigation, and the three alleged eyewitnesses recanted. But not until after Coker spent nearly three years in jail. The recantations, along with the fact that prosecutors withheld police reports from Coker’s attorney showing that investigators had information on another suspect, led the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to drop the charge.…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…File. Pic: AP Photo/Alexander F. YuanIn 2000, Rian Malan told the story of a song many of us will know as ‘Wimaweh’, or ‘In the Jungle’. He traces its history back to 1939, when it was written by a man called Solomon Linda… who died a pauper despite the popularity of his composition.(Rolling Stone – approx 53 minutes reading time, 10793 words)Its epic transcultural saga is also, in a way, the story of popular music, which limped pale-skinned and anemic into the twentieth century but danced out the other side vastly invigorated by transfusions of ragtime and rap, jazz, blues and soul, all of whose bloodlines run back to Africa via slave ships and plantations and ghettos. It was in the nature of this transaction that black men gave more than they got and often ended up with nothing.Interested in longreads during the week? Look out for Catch-Up Wednesday every Wednesday evening.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by >last_img read more

Loppsi 2 génère une vague de mécontentements

first_imgLoppsi 2 génère une vague de mécontentementsFrance – Depuis hier, Loppsi 2 est étudiée à l’Assemblée nationale. Ce nouveau projet de loi encadrant l’usage du Net ne satisfait pas les acteurs du Web, qui refusent les changements qu’apporteraient cette “Loi d’orientation et de programmation pour la performance de la sécurité intérieure”.Le projet de Loi d’orientation et de programmation pour la performance de la sécurité intérieure (Loppsi 2) fait un tollé dans le milieu du Web. Outre le fait de filtrer davantage les sites pédopornographiques et d’aggraver les sanctions en cas d’usurpation d’identité, c’est sa propension à donner pouvoir aux autorités de poser des mouchards sur les ordinateurs des suspects qui dérange. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Acrimed, un observatoire critique des médias, estime que :”Les motifs sont légitimes mais pas les méthodes. De plus, les filtres en vue de lutter contre les sites pédopornographiques ont montré leur inefficacité. En Australie, la moitié des sites visés n’ont aucun lien avec la pornographie infantile.” Acrimed va plus loin en dénonçant la philosophie de cette loi : “Ces dispositions remettent en cause la neutralité du Net, qui veut que tout individu puisse accéder à tout contenu sans discrimination.” Jérémie Zimmerman, porte-parole de la Quadrature du Net, s’inquiète : “Installer des filtres, c’est permettre la censure du Web. Quelles en sont les limites ?”Le 10 février 2010 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Loris Karius admits future at Liverpool is in doubt

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has admitted that his long-term future at the club is now in doubt following the arrival of Alisson from AS Roma for a world record £67mThe German goalkeeper will likely lose his spot as Liverpool’s first-choice for the new season with Alisson set to officially join his new teammates next week once his summer holiday is over, having been a member of Brazil’s World Cup squad.And the 25-year-old is expected to be thrown straight into the firing line at Liverpool with head coach Jurgen Klopp expected to give him his debut against Napoli on August 4 in Dublin.But while Klopp has maintained that Karius is an “outstanding goalkeeper”, the 25-year-old is aware that he will likely play a supporting role to Alisson next season and he now believes that he has to reconsider his future – despite only having arrived from German side Mainz in 2016 in a five-year deal.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Of course that’s not perfect for me, but I cannot say much more about that either,” said Karius, according to the Daily Mail.“I do not know that (whether he will leave before the deadline); I cannot say what I’m doing right now, there’s still some time left.”Karius has endured a difficult time following his infamous blunders against Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.And to make matters worse, it appears that things are going from bad to worse for Karius after making two critical errors in Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies.last_img read more

Video Neymar scores mimics Ronaldos trademark celebration

first_imgNeymar is determined to prove to everyone that he can score goals as spectacularly as Cristiano Ronaldo doesThe Paris Saint-Germain forward has returned to the Brazil squad for the international break.Neymar has put his lacklustre World Cup campaign behind him to score in all four of PSG’s opening games of the new Ligue 1 season.Now the 26-year-old is hoping to carry over his new found form for Brazil ahead of their friendlies against the United States and El Salvador.The Daily Mail reports that Neymar found the net with a spectacular effort from the edge of the box in a training session earlier today and proceeded to copy Ronaldo’s trademark celebration.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Brilliant finish from Neymar ?Cristiano Ronaldo celebration ?— Sport360° (@Sport360) September 5, 2018last_img read more

Three men Found guilty and sentenced to prison

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 24, 2017 – Providenciales – On Thursday 23rd March 2017, the three men, 33-year-old Reginal Presil, 32 year-olds Fritzner Prevalus and Wilbert Almonor who were arrested and charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in relation to an armed robbery report that was made on Sunday 10th April 2016 were found guilty in the Grand Turk Supreme Court and sentenced.Around 1:37pm that Sunday, Officers responded to the Sunny Foods Supermarket located on South Dock Road where it was ascertained that during the robbery outside of the store Mr. Alboin Williams was shot multiple times by three masked men who got away with an undisclosed amount of money.The trio was later arrested and charged with the offence mentioned.  Almonor and Presil sentenced to 10 years and Prevalus to 11 years. Deportation recommended after serving time.  The money was never recovered.Press Release: RTCIPF#SunnyFoodsrobbery#3sentencedforsunnyfoodsrobbery#shootingatsunnyfoods Related Items:#3sentencedforsunnyfoodsrobbery, #shootingatsunnyfoods, #SunnyFoodsrobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sunny Foods armed robbers guilty, deportation recommended for three Haitians Recommended for youlast_img read more

Wylie Riley keep pace in early fundraising for 49th

first_imgThey’re off and running.Democrat Sharon Wylie and Republican Craig Riley are competitive in early fundraising in their campaigns to represent the 49th Legislative District in 2012. They’ll face each other in the Nov. 8 general election, which will decide which candidate fills the second year of former Rep. Jim Jacks’ term. Jacks, a Vancouver Democrat, resigned from the House in March. In April, Clark County commissioners chose Wylie from a field of three Democrats to fill his seat through the end of this year. Riley and Wylie were the only candidates to file for the job this month.Washington Public Disclosure Commission filings show Wylie, the appointed incumbent, had raised about $14,500 as of Tuesday, while Riley, the challenger, had raised about $12,600. Wylie has spent $2,282 to date; Riley has spent $5,917. Both candidates received early boosts from their respective party organizations. Wylie reported a $3,500 contribution from the House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee, while Riley got two contributions totaling $5,000 from the House Republican Organizational Committee. Wylie also received $800 from the Harry Truman Fund in Seattle, $800 from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington in Seattle, and two $800 contributions from the Southwest Washington Electricians Local 48 Political Action Committee in Battle Ground. The union PAC is a major contributor to Democratic candidates in Clark County.last_img read more

New PAC seeks to counter direction of county leadership

first_imgPaul Montague The leader of a Clark County business organization said Thursday he’ll leave that job to launch a political action committee to back candidates who support economic development projects, including more funding for transportation improvements.Paul Montague, executive director of the nonprofit Identity Clark County, said he wants the new organization to counter the direction of Republican Clark County commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke. That will start by supporting a candidate to fill the board seat vacated by Democrat Steve Stuart, whose views differed from those of Madore and Mielke. Montague said he’s been having conversations with potential members of the as-yet unnamed group and expects it will be up and running before the May 16 deadline for candidates to file for election. There’s been a lot of discontent between the commissioners and the local business community since Madore, an anti-Columbia River Crossing activist and the owner of the local business US Digital, took office in 2013. Madore and Mielke fought against a Columbia River Crossing project that would have included light rail, a project that won support from a wide range of business organizations. Madore and Mielke have said their votes in favor of eliminating traffic impact and development fees are examples of business-friendly policies that they helped set. They did not respond to calls on Thursday.Montague, 56, said it is too early to reveal individuals supporting his organization. He said the group will pool contributions and donate that money to campaign for candidates, ballot initiatives and legislation that support local economic development and against those that do not.“I’ve had many conversations with community leaders,” Montague said. “It’s premature for names.” He hopes to raise between $200,000 and $500,000 to launch the PAC that will focus on three primary areas of dissatisfaction, Montague said. “Disappointment at the failure of the CRC, the lack of real action in the Legislature for funding the Southwest Washington transportation package and No. 3 is a serious concern about the current dysfunction of our county government.”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Now I Know Why Residents Dont Attend Board

first_imgDear Editor,My name is Gary DePalma. I’m the person Mr. McCoy attempted to bully at the last Board of Selectmen’s meeting. I’d like to set the record straight.I asked what I thought was a reasonable question. The question I asked was IF Ms. Sullivan was elected to the board (she’s a candidate for the Board of Selectmen), would she have to step down from the Economic Development Committee she was just appointed to? I also stated that I SUPPORTED Ms. Sullivan’s appointment.I was never given the opportunity to finish my question when Mr. McCoy attacked me. I was shocked with Mr. McCoy’s action. I’m just an average citizen with a question. What did I say as a concerned citizen that upset him so much? The other Selectmen answered my question. Thank you to them.I attend as many meeting as possible and watch the others on WCTV. I believe this is part of my civic duty. Now I completely understand why residents of Wilmington don’t attend these meetings. Who wants to attend a meeting and be berated for asking a question? This is not what the citizens of Wilmington want out of our elected officials.Mr. McCoy’s actions will not stop me from attending meetings in the future and if warranted speaking out. Funny thing is Mr. McCoy never answered my question.Thank you for hearing my side,Gary DePalmaLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Appointments To Town’s New Economic Development Committee Gets ComplicatedIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Counsel To Determine If McCoy Violated Open Meeting Law After Phone Calls To Board MembersIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Defends Himself From Attacks From Tewksbury Selectman CandidateIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

Sega confirms Dreamcast Collection for PS3360

first_imgThe other assumption we have to make is that these games will be in their original form, and not updated in any way. That’s because Sega is also selecting key titles and doing a HD update for re-release as a digital download on PSN and XBLA.Read more at GameInformer.comMatthew’s OpinionSega certainly has a lot of titles to choose from, but there’s quite a few that either aren’t popular or released just for the Japanese market. Still, if they put all those titles listed above on a disc it would certainly sell.I actually hope Sega don’t try and update the games included in this collection and just let us play them as they were originally created. I also hope that we aren’t limited to 3 or 4 games, and that this turns out to be a healthy selection of games. GameStop didn’t have a “Volume One” listed after the title, so I’m hopeful. Last month a new game listing appeared and quickly disappeared from GameStop’s website. The title of the game was Dreamcast Collection and it was being compiled/published by Sega. There were no details of what the collection would contain, but we know it is priced at $29.99.This week the Dreamcast Collection has been confirmed as real by Sega. Alan Pritchard, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sega, referred to the collection as compiling some of the most popular games from the Dreamcast era.Unfortunately that’s all he said:The titles are still to be announced. The Ultimate Genesis Collection did huge numbers on PS3 and 360, so it’s an important part of our business. So we still don’t know what the games are, and whether it will only contain titles from Sega. We have to assume there won’t be any third-party games included, but that still gives the potential for a set of quality titles.Checking down the list of Dreamcast games on Wikipedia, we find 96 titles developed/produced by Sega. These include such classics as:SeamanSega GTSpace Channel 5Virtua Tennis 1/2Daytona USA 2001F355 Challenge: Passione RossaFighting Vipers 2Shenmue I/IIVirtua Cop 2Virtua Fighter 4Jet Grind Radiolast_img read more

Siren Botnet Finds You Catch More Flies With Porn Than Honey

first_imgStay on target Want vulgar, young man?Try that pick-up line at the bar, and you’ll end up with a face full of someone’s vodka martini. It seems to do the trick on social media, though.ZeroFOX Threat Research spent five months investigating SIREN, a large-scale spam pornography botnet on Twitter.Named after the mythical Greek creatures that lured sailors to their doom with enchanting songs, the SIREN campaign boasts more than 8.5 million tweets from close to 90,000 accounts.In line with most porn-y spambots, all associated accounts feature a female display name and suggestive photo of a woman; many use profile bios for payload distribution, or target users by quoting their tweets.And if the canned text, often in broken English (“I want to take my #virgin?”), isn’t enough to tip you off, bot tweets adhere to a fairly predictable text pattern: sexually explicit remark followed by phrase enticing user to click shortened URL.The redirected website then encourages victims to sign up for a pornography, webcam, or dating site subscription—a scam that tricks customers into handing over personal information that can be shared with other programs, creating a never-ending spam cycle.Details of SIREN were reported to the Twitter and Google security teams, which have removed the offending accounts and links. But not before the digital pimp netted more than 30 million clicks from unsuspecting horndogs.“To our knowledge, the botnet is one of the largest malicious campaigns ever recorded on a social network,” ZeroFOX Research wrote in a blog post. “Previously discovered botnets of this magnitude displayed benign end goals such as generating Star Wars quotes en masse. However, SIREN is in clear violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service.”Security researcher Brian Krebs, meanwhile, recently disclosed a similar email spam botnet driving folks to the same network of pornographic websites.“Both the email botnet discussed by Krebs and [the] Twitter botnet discovered by ZeroFOX have the same end goal and have links to the same network of spam pornography websites,” ZeroFOX said.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrPornhub Credits Government Shutdown For Traffic Increase last_img read more

Brainwave headband makes debut at Paris LeWeb meet

first_img One potential headband advantage would be using one’s brainwaves to control games. The brainwave-sensing headband was introduced by the company’s Ariel Garten, chief executive officer, in Paris Tuesday at the LeWeb 12 conference. The company is making a software developer kit available so that developers can write their own software.”We invite everyone to help unlock the potential of the technology alongside us,” she said.At the time of this writing they raised $237,515 out of their goal of $150,000. Their estimated shipping date for Muse is June 2013.InteraXon’s team says the headset working by turning brainwaves into binary ones and zeros. “We’re like interpreters fluent in the language of the mind: our system analyzes the frequency of your brainwaves and then translates them into a control signal for the computer to understand.”Having worked on their headset since 2007, their finished design calls for two sensors on the forehead and two sensors behind the ears. Muse uses sensors to pick up the tiny electrical outputs generated by the brain’s activity. As the mind shifts between concentration and relaxation, Muse’s algorithms detect the changes in the brain and show those changes in real time. Those lending support for the concept indicate that the headset has more potential than becoming just a fun gadget. In the company’s promotional video, a Stanford MD notes that the ability to “look at your own mind” and understand the effects of activities can be quite useful. Explore further More information: One can see one’s own brainwaves in action and use that information to improve and strengthen the mind. The InteraXon team will continue to explore using brainwaves to interact with real-world devices.Along with offering Muse, they have an integrated brain health application and the Software Development Kit. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (—A Canadian company is talking about having a window, aka computer screen, into your mind. Another of the many ways to put it—they believe your computer can be so into you. And vice-versa. InteraXon, a Canadian company, is focused on making a business out of mind-control technology via a headband device, and they are planning to launch this as a $199 brainwave computer controller called Muse. The company is running an Indiegogo campaign to obtain needed funds. Muse is a Bluetooth-connected headset with four electroencephalography sensors, communicating with the person’s computer via the Bluetooth connection. © 2012 Citation: Brainwave headband makes debut at Paris LeWeb meet (2012, December 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from InteraXon looking for crowdfunding for Muse, a brainwave-sensor headband (w/ Video)last_img read more

A Path to Better Maps Apple Buys Data Mapping Startup Locationary

first_img Sometimes in business when you make a mistake, you say you’re sorry and then right the wrong. It appears that’s part of what Apple is doing with its acquisition of Toronto-based data-mapping startup Locationary. The news was confirmed by AllThingsD.It’s no secret that Apple has had difficulty with its Maps app for iPhones and iPads. Last year, when Apple stopped using Google Maps data and started using its own, customers complained that the quality of the information had plummeted. Chief Executive Tim Cook issued an apology to customers, saying the company fell short on its commitment to deliver the best possible product experience to customers.Now, enter Locationary. It has a service called Saturn that collects user-submitted data to keep tabs on local businesses, tracking information like hours of operation and products and services offered. Apple hasn’t disclosed details about how it will use Locationary to beef up its own Maps app.Last week, Google updated its Google Maps app and made it available on iPhones and iPads. The redesign includes a number of useful features that improve the app’s search and navigation.For more, see the report on AllThingsD.Related: Google Releases New Maps App for Smartphones and Tablets  Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min readcenter_img July 19, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more