Atlantic Canada to be hit by backtoback storms over the holidaysmeteorologist

first_imgHALIFAX – A meteorologist with Environment Canada says the East Coast is in for back-to-back winter storms over the holidays.Jean-Marc Couturier said vast swaths of Atlantic Canada are expected to see gusts and a wintry mix of precipitation as a low-pressure system tracks across the region on Saturday night.“For tonight, all of Atlantic Canada is dealing with this first storm, and then a number of different impacts depending where you are,” Couturier said in an interview on Saturday.“It looks like we’ll have another round of this coming up on Christmas Day and probably into Boxing Day as well. It’s going to be an interesting few days weather-wise, that’s for sure.”Couturier said Nova Scotians should expect heavy rainfall, while conditions in Newfoundland and New Brunswick look to be frostier with precipitation changing between ice pellets, freezing rain and snowfall.Atlantic Canadians will see little reprieve before another storm hits on Monday, he said, bringing potentially significant amounts of snowfall, wind and several types of rain.Parts of the region may could see either a white or wet Christmas depending on conditions, said Couturier.He said Nova Scotians can look forward to a bit of snow on Monday morning, but the joy of seeing fresh powder will likely be short-lived with forecasts predicting above-freezing temperatures later in the day.However, Couturier said, some areas New Brunswick may be getting more snow than they bargained for on Christmas Day.“If I risk throwing a number, I would say a range of 15 to 25 centimetres (of snowfall). That’s an early number, could be more,” he said. “We are expecting a lot of wind as well, so some blowing and drifting and reduced visibilities, so it’s going to be pretty difficult across New Brunswick.”The storm is expected to cross Newfoundland’s west coast, which could see blizzard-like conditions on Monday, he said.He said P.E.I. is expected to see a “shot” of snow before switching to rain.Couturier warns that travellers’ holiday plans could be interrupted by cancelled flights and ferries, but said they may be able to make it to their destination on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day.“I’m sure a lot of people don’t think this is ideal or are not necessarily happy to hear that,” he said. “If we’re here and we talk about it, at least people can adapt and make some changes to their plans.”last_img read more

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Im sorry RCMP pledges at MMIW inquiry to do better on Indigenous

first_imgREGINA – The head of Canada’s national police force apologized to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women Monday while pledging improved relations with Aboriginal communities.“On behalf of myself and my organization, I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved ones and the pain that this has caused you and your families and your communities,” RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki testified in Regina at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.“I’m sorry that for too many of you, the RCMP was not the police service that it needed to be during this terrible time in your life. It is very clear to me that the RCMP could have done better and I promise to you we will do better.”The inquiry has been holding hearings for more than a year, and time and again stories have surfaced of police not taking the cases of missing Indigenous women seriously. Victims were frequently seen to be written off by investigators as sex trade workers or addicts.Lucki said the RCMP has made changes to its cadet training curriculum to include more Indigenous material.One of the added modules includes a scenario involving an 18-year-old Indigenous woman whose back story is constructed from testimony heard at the inquiry.Lucki said she wants the cadets to get exposure to those situations.“Given some of the things that have come out of the testimonies, it’s important that they have recognition of the cultural sensitiveness of these investigations and the importance of knowing what to expect with these investigations,” Lucki said.Another addition to RCMP training includes a blanket exercise in which cadets are taught to better understand the different issues facing Indigenous people. That program has been introduced over the last four to six months and Lucki participated in the first one.Heather Bear, vice-chief with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, said there must be oversight to see if this new training changes attitudes.She said that it’s going to take time to notice a difference, noting she still gets calls from Indigenous women who have experienced police violence.“By having this training, the awareness, for our people, the measuring is going to be when the harassment stops. Then we’ll know it has succeeded,” Bear said. “Today, these are words and these are attempts so I guess the test of time is what I’ll be watching.”In Lucki’s cross-examination, she said that two officers went through a restorative type process in consultation with the Indigenous community after allegations of a racist Facebook post, that reportedly said Colten Boushie deserved to die, were founded.Boushie was an Indigenous man who was killed at Gerald Stanley’s farm in Biggar, Sask., in 2016. Stanley was charged with second-degree murder but found not guilty.Lucki added the RCMP has to work to have better trust with the communities they serve. That includes being more inclusive and more tolerant.“Are we going to eliminate racism? I don’t know if we will,” Lucki said. “But we can hold those to account and make sure it doesn’t happen again and use those as examples.”Marion Buller, the inquiry’s chief commissioner, said she thought Lucki’s apology was heartfelt and sincere.“I think it’s certainly a good beginning,” Buller said. “The proof will be in what happens on the ground.”Lucki became the RCMP’s new commissioner in April and is the first commissioner from the Mounties to be a witness at the inquiry.She said that an Aboriginal and First Nations awareness course is mandatory for cadets to take within two years. It’s also mandatory training for officers in some northern parts of the country.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

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Radisson to Open Upscale Radisson Blu Hotel in Casablanca in 2019

By Shaquile GoffThe new Casablanca hotel is slated to be built near the Casa Port Train Station. It will also be located near the Art Deco and business districts of the city. The world-renowned Jaime Bernstein designed the hotel’s interior.Radisson plans to cater to the varying groups of people traveling through the diverse city with a 456 square meter executive meeting space, a spa center, bar, lounge, and a signature restaurant. Ramsay Rankoussi, Radisson’s vice president of development in the Middle East and North Africa, released a statement saying, “Morocco is a key market for us as the number one tourism destination in Africa, in terms of foreign arrivals, and Casablanca represents not only the heart of the Moroccan economy but also the continent as it was recently announced as the number one financial hub in Africa.”Read Also: 5G Mobile Technology Coming to Morocco in 2022The announcement comes as Morocco sees a continued increase in tourism, and businesses begin to see the potential for profit. Morocco’s tourism rate reportedly jumped about 8 percent in the first three-quarters of 2018 from the same period last year. Tourists from around the world visit Morocco, and several well-known European and American hospitality chains are beginning to show more interest in opening hotels in the country. With other famous luxury hotel names like Four Seasons, Hyatt, and Sofitel already present in the city, Radisson hopes to take advantage of an emerging market and add “Radisson” to the growing list of Western hotels dominating the Casablanca skyline.Radisson announced the plans during the Africa Hotel Investment Forum last month in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum is an annual event that promotes connections between global investors and entrepreneurs to develop more hospitality businesses on the continent. read more

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World trade forecasts slashed again amid USChina standoff

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6%, due to an economic slowdown and amid a trade conflict between the United States and China.The Geneva-based trade body expects an uptick in trade growth by volume to 3% next year. In September, the WTO had forecast 3.7% growth this year.It cited weaker economic growth and China’s evolution from manufacturing toward consumption and services. The downgrade comes after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the U.S. and China imposed taxes on hundreds of billions of dollars-worth of trade.WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Tuesday: “With trade tensions running high, no one should be surprised by this outlook.”The Associated Press read more

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UN relief wing warns of possible new wave of expulsions between DR

According to unconfirmed but reliable reports, more than 150 Congolese arrived in the Tembo area of Bandundu province in western DRC, alleging to have been expelled by Angolan authorities. Local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) reported that they were told that two men had been killed and that 30 women were raped multiple times in the course of the expulsion.In another instance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that the Congolese authorities have confirmed that another 40 DRC citizens have arrived in Kasongo-Lunda, some 400 kilometres from Tembo, after reportedly having been forced to leave Angola.“Although the current unconfirmed reports are only about a relatively small number of people, there is a possibility that this could be a new wave of massive expulsions, perhaps both ways,” said OCHA spokesperson Maurizio Giuliano.Last year, some 160,000 Congolese citizens were expelled from Angola and 51,000 Angolans from the DRC.“If things develop as they did last year, the number could potentially grow to tens of thousands quite rapidly,” Mr. Giuliano said, adding that relief agencies must closely monitor the situation.He also emphasized that although there is a possibility that humanitarian agencies will help respond to the current situation, it is not likely to become a major crisis similar to those raging in eastern DRC, where more than 1.7 million have been uprooted by violence and where some 8,300 women were raped last year in the provinces of North and South Kivu alone. 27 October 2010The recent reported expulsion of more than 150 citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including 30 women who had allegedly been raped repeatedly, from Angola could signal a new wave of massive expulsions from both countries, the United Nations humanitarian arm said today. read more

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GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

DETROIT — General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.GM says research shows customers want technology embedded in their vehicle, and they want it to match how their smartphones operate.The company says Google will work to bring its voice assistant into vehicles worldwide as well as navigation and in-vehicle apps. It’s scheduled to happen starting in 2021.GM Vice-President of Connected Customer Experience Santiago Chamorro says customers will have a better experience with the Google system than past GM systems. The company says drivers will be able to use Google Assistant to make calls, text friends or even set the temperature in their vehicles.The Associated Press read more

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___A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this yearWASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year and indicated that it may not cut rates any further this year. The Fed’s move will reduce its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75% to 2%. The action was approved 7-3, with two officials preferring to keep rates unchanged and one arguing for a bigger half-point cut. It was the most Fed dissents in three years.___US stocks end mixed following Fed’s decision to cut ratesNEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year. Gains in banks, utilities and technology stocks outweighed losses elsewhere in the market, which had been broadly lower until the last hour of trading. Bond yields moved lower. The Fed reiterated that the central bank could easily alter its interest rate policy based on new economic data, but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.___Tech execs say they’re acting faster on extremist contentWASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are telling Congress they’ve gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hate. The executives were questioned at a hearing Wednesday by the Senate Commerce Committee and said they are spending money on technology to improve their ability to flag extremist content and taking the initiative to reach out to law enforcement to head off violent incidents.___Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trustedROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a federal corruption investigation of top UAW officials that has created distrust of the union leadership among rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 striking workers have doubts about whether leaders are acting in their best interests.___Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened Gulf tensionsNEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices retreated even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strike an “act of war.” Benchmark U.S. crude fell 2% to close at $58.11 per barrel. It was another day of volatile, unpredictable trading after Saudi officials said oil production halted by weekend attacks would be fully restored within weeks.___Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standardsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that his administration is revoking California’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators. In a tweet, Trump said it would result in less expensive, safer cars. However, U.S. automakers contend that without a substantial increase in fuel efficiency, their vehicles will be less competitive globally, which could potentially result in job losses. Environmentalists are condemning the move.___Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK courtSTRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused by European Union officials of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the “father of lies” by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks face hurdles on both sides of the Channel. In Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament said it would be the fault of Britain, not the bloc, if the U.K. left without a divorce deal on the scheduled Oct. 31 departure day.___Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pagesWASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But a whistleblower’s complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently produced dozens of pages in their names. The social networking company appears to have made little progress on the issue in the four months since The Associated Press detailed how pages that Facebook auto-generates for businesses are aiding extremists.___California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workersSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governor of California has signed sweeping legislation aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to rideshare drivers and workers in other industries. The legislation signed Wednesday makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees, who are entitled to minimum wage and benefits like workers compensation. Uber has joined Lyft and DoorDash in threatening to spend $90 million on a ballot measure if it can’t negotiate other rules for drivers___The S&P 500 index inched 1.03 points higher, or less than 0.1%, to 3,006.73. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 36.28 points, or 0.1%, to 27,147.08. The Nasdaq slid 8.62 points, or 0.1%, to 8,177.39. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks dropped 9.95 points, or 0.6%, to 1,568.34.The Associated Press read more

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Throwin heat The sorry states of Tiger Woods Charlie Weis and Ohio

Drive into the WoodsAfter blowing off authorities for two consecutive days, Tiger Woods again avoided speaking publicly on Sunday.But the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer did release a statement on his Web site, claiming blame for his “accident.”Woods allegedly backed his Cadillac SUV into a fire hydrant and then a tree. Then, his Swedish model wife supposedly bashed in the rear window with a golf club to rescue him. Sounds like an authentic fairy tale, right?Until the truth comes out, if it ever does (or if it differs from what little information has been leaked thus far), rumors will continue to swirl, dragging down Woods’ seemingly untarnishable reputation.Whether a cheating Woods was escaping the wrath of his wife or whether the worldly father was simply heading to Wal-Mart to pick up diapers at 2:30 a.m., damaging rumors will persist until Woods delivers an explanation.Once again, Tiger’s driving gets him into trouble. This time, however, his public image is at stake.A tale of two vastly different teams from OhioThe Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals both represent Ohio, but lately, they have been in two completely different states.The Bengals relied on newly inked running back Larry Johnson, who piled up 107 yards on the ground in Cincy’s 16-7 victory over the Browns Sunday.At 8-3, Cincinnati is inching its way toward an AFC North crown, while the 1-10 Browns sit mired in ineptitude at the bottom of the division.It’s quite a turnaround for the Bengals, who started the ’08 campaign with eight consecutive losses and just one win in their first 13 games. Still, Cincy closed out 2008 with three victories, relying on running back Cedric Benson, who averaged 118 rushing yards in the trio of wins.The Bengals carried that momentum into 2009. A defense that allowed just 19 points total in those final three ’08 victories now ranks fourth in the NFL in scoring defense. And before he went down with a hip injury, Benson was on pace for a 1,500-yard season.Clearly, the Bengals used the end of a lost season to build for the future.Cleveland now finds itself in that same, precarious position.The Browns own the league’s worst record, their lone victory a 6-3 joke against the Buffalo Bills amid swirling winds.Cleveland must determine if Brady Quinn can handle quarterback responsibilities and which playmakers, if any, should be brought back in 2010.The light at the end of 2009’s dark tunnel lies in the Browns’ late-season schedule. Cleveland closes out with games against lowly Kansas City and Oakland before hosting Jacksonville.For the Browns to replicate Cincinnati’s blueprint for a turnaround (and the prospects of this team turning things around that quickly are laughable), Eric Mangini’s squad must use those final contests to steer toward improvement in 2010.Enough with Charlie WeisWhen one thinks of Notre Dame football, what comes to mind?The years of proud tradition and the atmosphere of South Bend, or the incessant bantering about which soon-to-be-fired coach will get his pink slip next?The Fighting Irish lost to Stanford in a 45-38 shootout Saturday, as Notre Dame fell to an inexcusable 6-6. Charlie Weis’s five-year stay is inevitably over, whether the Irish ax him this week or wait until after Notre Dame’s bowl game to send him on his way.  Either way, the sooner Weis walks, the better. I think I speak for the 6 billion or so people who live outside of South Bend when I say that I’m sick of hearing about Weis’s potential canning.This will be the third-consecutive Notre Dame marriage to end with an ugly divorce, with Weis following in the footsteps of Bob Davie and Tyrone Willingham.If the Irish football program is so prestigious, then Notre Dame should annually land the top recruits. If it does that, then the coaching should be at least adequate enough to lead all the talent to a decent record.The constant stream of disappointment in the eras of Davie, Willingham and Weis leaves two possible explanations. Either Notre Dame isn’t landing enough top-tier talent through recruiting, or the Irish have foolishly swept through a trio of incapable coaches.The answer lies with one of the two solutions. Either recruit the talent that Irish Nation feels it can attract, or hire a high-caliber coach capable of extracting the most out of above-average talent. read more

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Mumpreneur and lipstick entrepreneur put young women off starting businesses MPs warn

Childcare laws should also be changed to allow nursery and pre-school teachers to look after more children, as the UK’s ratios are currently “among the most stringent in the OECD”, the report added. Other hurdles include “networking opportunities that favour men” and difficulty accessing funding. The Telegraph’s Women Mean Business Campaign was launched earlier this year to encourage the Government to close the funding gap faced by female entrepreneurs. Annabel Denham, the co-ordinator of the APPG and author of the report, said: “Frustratingly, women are subject to unconscious biases around funding, lack the confidence and role models to pursue careers in STEM, and are erroneously perceived as having inadequate business experience and skills, and a reluctance to take risks.”Seema Malhotra MP, an officer of the APPG, said: “There is no single solution to this issue, but there is a need for an integrated strategy, incorporating tweaks to maternity pay and childcare.”Chris Hulatt, co-founder of Octopus Group, which sponsored the report, said: “Too few female-founded companies are securing the funding they need to scale.”If Global Britain is to be a success, it is critical that women have the same opportunities to realise their ambitions and create the high growth businesses of tomorrow. ” Terms like “mumpreneur” and “lipstick entrepreneur” are stopping young women from starting businesses, MPs say.In a report the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship said that girls were being put off launching careers as science and tech entrepreneurs because of a perception that women’s businesses belonged in the lifestyle sector. “The media often portrays women as running ‘lifestyle’ businesses, which have little opportunity for growth. Terms like ‘mumpreneur’ or ‘lipstick entrepreneur’ do little to tackle the stereotype,” its report warns. “The media should move away from gender altogether when profiling Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs.”Stereotyping means that women are more likely to launch businesses in sectors where it is difficult to scale up quickly, such as retail, health and the arts.Women interviewed by the APPG said it was difficult to build profitable businesses in more scalable sectors such as tech, construction and manufacturing.The report found that 31 per cent of women saw their gender as a drawback when trying to expand their business, compared to less than one per cent of men. MPs also recommended that benefits for self-employed men should be changed to bring them into line with statutory paternity pay. Currently women who work for themselves receive government-funded Maternity Allowance, but there is no equivalent for men. Introducing a paternity allowance would mean “British society re-examines the expectations placed on women to carry out certain roles”, the report argues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Lodge man slapped with robbery charges jailed for escaping Police custody

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan jailed for escaping lawful custody; claims he was being beaten by ranksDecember 21, 2018In “Court”23-Y-O remanded on robbery, escaping police custody chargesDecember 23, 2015In “Crime”Ruimveldt man slapped with multiple armed robbery chargesJune 24, 2019In “Court” A 29-year-old man was earlier today (Monday) slapped with three charges of robbery and escaping police custody, when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Lutchman at the Georgetown Magistrates Courts.David Alexander of Hadfield Street, Lodge, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to him.The court heard that on May 19 2018, at Hinck Street, Georgetown, he robbed Junior Azim of $5,000; and on the same date, at Regent Street, he robbed Johnny Lohan of his mobile phone valued at $20,000.He was also charged for escaping police custody.Subsequent to that, he was re-arrested by police who received information that he had been traveling in a route 42 mini-bus.Alexander was remanded to prison until June 11 2018.He was also sentenced to 18 months in prison for escaping police custody. read more

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Makible selling innovative Android iPhone headset adapters

first_imgThe folks over at accessory-innovator Makible have created some very cool adapters to fund a Kickstarter-like service for concept devices. The two devices are actually pretty neat. The first is a a standard, but adorable, headphone adapter that can turn any set of headphones into a headset. The second device is an iPhone headsset adapter that will let you use any iPhone headset with your Android phone. Both are getting a very limited release with only 10,000 units apiece being sold, that is, if they get the necessary funding.According to Makible, the headset adapter (pictured above) will be the only one-stop solution for Android headset connectivity issues. It allows you to use any normal set of headphones with a 3.5mm plug with your phone. The adapter comes with a button for call management as well as music playback options. Makible says many people are using other solutions, like Nokia adapters, but that “this is quite messy.” There are wires everywhere and all the buttons on the remote do not do anything. Makible’s product has an integrated cord wrap to manage the unruly cords, also, a magnetic clip is used instead of the spring clip found on most products. They come with four swappable covers and will run you $20.The iPhone Handsfree Headset Adapter for Android will cost you just $10. The sister product to the Android headset adapter, it helps Android users take advantage of the array of handsfree headsets available for iPhone. Makible says Apple decided to use a different configuration in the headsets, so the best you can get out of them without an adapter is a faint, distorted sound. They say this product is “cool” because it has the Android Robot, it’s small, it features a replacement button to allow for music and call functions, and it lets you use some of the neat iPhone headsets from manufacturers who haven’t made a compatible set for Android.Read more at Makiblelast_img read more

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New broom Baird dumps Souris

first_imgAfter a dramatic fortnight in politics involving the resignation of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, the appointment of Mike Baird as the new Premier saw a front bench reshuffle last week, with Nationals MP George Souris dropped from state cabinet.Mr Souris told reporters that he was not in the new ministry, but that he looked forward to spending more time on electorate issues.The former Minister – whose portfolios included Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts – played a central role in overhauling NSW’s liquor licensing laws following fatal assaults in Kings Cross in the last year.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Souris was evidently surprised by his omission from cabinet.“I did not regard myself yet to have reached the need for generational change, “ said the Nationals MP. “I have been in Parliament for 26 years, and 23 of those years were as a member of the front bench in government or opposition, including ministries in the Greiner, Fahey and O’Farrell governments”.Despite being stripped of ministerial duties, Mr Souris is nevertheless upbeat his political future.“The best side is that juggling the demands of ministerial office and electorate commitments has become a whole lot easier, and I will be able to devote my entire efforts on the electorate that has supported me all those years,” he said.“I am going to be even more determined to ensure our fair share of budgets and proceeds from the various funds that exist, and I look forward to concentrating myself on the electorate without all those conflicts, especially of time.”Commenting on Barry O’Farrell’s departure over the issue of a lobbyist’s gift, Mr Souris said that politics “is an unforgiving creature”.NSW Premier Mike Baird announced his first cabinet last week.Troy Grant – the member for Dubbo – replaces Mr Souris as the Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, as well as Minister for the Arts, while Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner will take on a number of portfolios including Minister for Tourism and Major Events. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Sharp un capteur photo miniature de 121 mégapixels

first_imgSharp : un capteur photo miniature de 12,1 mégapixels Sharp vient de dévoiler un nouveau capteur photo et vidéo CMOS d’une résolution de 12,1 mégapixels. Présenté comme le plus fin existant à ce jour, il est destiné aux smartphones et autres terminaux nomades.Sharp proposera très prochainement aux fabricants de terminaux mobiles un tout nouveau capteur photo CMOS de 12,1 mégapixels. L’appareil permet d’enregistrer des vidéos en full HD 1080p, et avec ses dimensions miniatures – 11 x 11 mm, pour une épaisseur de 5,47 mm seulement -, il est présenté comme le plus petit du marché. Il est également doté d’un stabilisateur d’image, qui permet d’éviter les tremblements fréquents lorsqu’on prend une photo avec un téléphone mobile.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Dans un premier temps, ce capteur destiné aux terminaux nomades, et avant tout aux smartphones, sera exclusivement réservé aux produits Sharp. Il équipera l’Aquos SH-01D et le 102SH, dont la sortie est prévue avant la fin de l’année sur l’archipel nippon. Le fabricant japonais proposera ensuite son capteur ultra-fin aux autres constructeurs. Le lancement de la production de masse est fixée au mois de janvier 2012. Il n’en fallait pas plus pour donner naissance à une nouvelle rumeur concernant l’iPhone 5. Apple semble en effet déterminé à réduire l’épaisseur de ses terminaux. Au moment de la sortie de l’iPhone 4S, était déjà évoqué un smartphone de seulement 7 mm d’épaisseur. Une ambition à laquelle le nouveau capteur de Sharp pourrait grandement contribuer.Le 2 décembre 2011 à 21:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Google bientôt un troisième data center en Asie

first_imgGoogle : bientôt un troisième data center en AsieGoogle s’apprête à créer un nouveau data center à Taïwan. Il s’agira du troisième déployé en Asie et entrera en fonction au cours du deuxième semestre 2013.Le géant de l’Internet Google va renforcer sa présence en Asie en créant un troisième data center. Celui-ci sera plus précisément localisé dans le comté de Changhua à Taïwan où Google a déjà entamé la construction pour un coût total estimé à 300 millions de dollars. L’ouverture de ce nouveau data center vise à absorber la nette augmentation de la population d’internautes qui a recours aux différents services de Google dans la zone Asie. Si deux centres similaires situés à Hong-Kong et à Singapour sont déjà en pleine construction, Google a précisé que le nouveau centre serait le premier à recourir à un système de refroidissement nocturne et de stockage thermique de l’énergie. Il nécessitera en outre la présence de 25 personnes qui y travailleront à temps plein.Selon les dires de Google, les data center de Hong-Kong et Singapour seront opérationnels début 2013 tandis que celui de Changhua entrera en fonction au cours du deuxième semestre 2013. Enfin, le géant a également fait part de son souhait d’investir en Chine, malgré des relations tendues avec le gouvernement. Le 4 avril 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington This Weekend March 810

first_imgLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Music Bingo Bash On March 8In “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington Today (March 11, 2016)In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington this weekend (March 8-10):#1) Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Music BINGO BashThe Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce is holding a Music BINGO Bash on Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road).  Doors open at 7pm.  Bingo starts at 8pm.This Music BINGO Bash will include a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Attendees are encouraged to wear green.  The event will feature prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a cash bar. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own dinner/snacks.Tickets cost $20 per person.  Tables of 10 are available.  For tickets, contact Chamber Executive Director Nancy Vallee at 978-657-7211 or Info@WilmingtonTewksburyChamber.org.#2) Wilmington Sons Of Italy’s “Dancing Through The Decades” DanceThe Wilmington Sons of Italy is holding a dance on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).This “Dancing through the Decades” event will include a DJ, dancing, raffles, and a door prize. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Feel free to bring your own food for the table.Tickets cost $20. To purchase a ticket, contact organizer Janet Engrem at 978-658-9324 or jknje[at]comcast.net. Attendees are encouraged to bring diaper donations as part of a diaper drive.#3) Mini-Golf Fundraiser For Troop 126Boy Scout Troop 126 invites everyone to its first annual Mini-Golf Fundraiser at Villanova Hall at St Thomas’ Church (126 Middlesex Avenue).Come see the transition of our simple church hall to an 18-Hole Championship Course and enjoy an afternoon of summer family fun in the middle of winter. The course will be open from noon to 4pm with special late afternoon hours for Scout Competition.A game of mini-golf costs $3 for children and $5 for adults. A game plus a meal costs $8.Plan on stopping in The 19th Hole Cafe for lunch, drinks, and snacks.#4) Women’s Roller Derby At The Shriners Boston Roller Derby has announced its first ever international tournament, the 2019 Lobstah Roll.Sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the tournament will take place on March 9-10 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington.The 2019 Lobstah Roll will feature two full days of competition from across the U.S. and Ireland. BRD’s all-star team, the Boston Massacre, will be making their 2019 season debut after winning gold in the WFTDA Continental Cup East last summer. The team currently ranks as No. 34 in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association out of over 400 internationally affiliated teams.The final two March 9 bouts will be open to the public, with doors opening at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Naptown Tornado Sirens of Indianapolis will take on the Capital Maulstars of Sacramento, California. At 7 p.m., the Boston Massacre will face off against the “A”- team from Dublin, Ireland. All fans will be invited to join skaters for an after-party at 9 p.m. in the Shriners Fez Room, located inside the auditorium.Tickets for Saturday, March 9 can be purchased HERE. For more information on the 2019 Lobstah Roll, visit http://bostonrollerderby.com.#5) Wilmington Farmers MarketThe Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm, in the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street).March 10 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmFrom Sea To You Sea Glass PicturesGrateful TastesGrazing Platter BoardsHannah’s HerbalsKC Styles Jewelry & AccessoriesMa & Pa’s PicklesPolish Prince PierogisPurple Carrot BreadSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTSweet Lydia’sAdditional Attractions:Kids Craft (Squishies) at the Kids TableBillerica Cat Care Coalition at Community Tablelast_img read more

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APD chief Mew turns the baton to incomer Tolley

first_imgAnchorage has a new police chief.On Monday, former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Chris Tolley took over from Chief Mark Mew, who had been with the city in various positions for since 1983, including five years at the helm of the Anchorage Police Department. Mew presided over the department during one of its most politically embattled periods, and is handing the force off with clear guidance on where it needs to go.Download AudioA large part of Mew’s legacy, and one he’s proud of, is how the department communicates with the public it serves through measures like Nixle alerts, miniature press releases that get sent straight to in-boxes and smart phones around the city.“We didn’t used to share that kind of stuff,” Mew said during a recent interview. APD also began sharing data with the University of Alaska on 20 years of officer-involved shootings and use-of-force incidents, and has put its revised departmental policies online–steps many departments around the country have gone to court to avoid.It’s not transparency for its own sake: Mew sees a good relationship with the public as a practical necessity for an effective police force, an essential part of a comprehensive community policing approach.But “community policing” is a fuzzy term. Along with “staffing” it has become a buzz word the last few years as the police force has been used like a football in Anchorage’s city politics. Mew wants to have enough officers on staff that about 40 percent of their time is unobligated, meaning they can build relationships and cases, rather than scrambling to the next call. Those were specific recommendations in the enormous 2010 Police Executive Research Forum report, which has loomed large in discussions of how to deploy public safety resources over the last half decade.“That’s what we mean when we mean proactive, community policing,” Mew said of the PERF report recommendations. “And I hope that my successor’s going to have the opportunity to maximize those kind of notions.”Enter Chris Tolley. “What you probably want to know about me are three things,” Tulley said at the start of an interview. “Number one: I’m a husband and a father. I’m a neighbor. And that I’ve dedicated my life to public service through law enforcement.”As of this week, Tolley is the city’s new police chief. He’s been in charge of the DEA’s operations in Alaska since 2012, but his career started as a police officer in Baltimore in 1979.“I handled just about every type of crime you can image, anything from simple loitering to rapes and homicides,” Tolley said. After six years, his ambition led him to pursue federal work.“I actually left the department and went to law school for a short period of time,” Tolley said, “and that’s where I was recruited by DEA.”Tolley liked that even as a junior agent at DEA he could take lead on a case. After a stint in Virginia, Tolley was part of an operation in the early 90s that cleared marijuana crops in Hawaii using helicopters (Tolley said it limited risks from armed encounters and booby traps). He held several different appointments around the globe, from Hong Kong to California, and eventually looped back to lead the domestic cannabis eradication program at DEA headquarters in 2009.But Tolley says the public shouldn’t read into his resume that he’s out to crack down on marijuana users in Anchorage during his tenure. Rather, he believes his past with the DEA gives him insights into how to tackle complex cases involving organized crime, money laundering, gun violations, and multi-agency collaboration.Which begs the question: How is any of this related to running a local police department guided by a mayoral prerogative to improve community policing?“When you walk into a DEA office,” Tolley replied, “you’re going to see a number of people and think ‘oh they’re all agents, agents of the federal government.’ Not so.”The DEA in Alaska regularly partners with detectives from APD, the State Troopers, airport police, and other federal agencies, which Tolley said makes him well acquainted with multifaceted investigations involving a wide array of partners.Tolley’s version of community policing, similar to his predecessor’s, starts with rebuilding the size of the police force, aspiring to recruit enough officers that APD can eventually support up to 400 officers. But a challenge the department faces is filling police academies, particularly with people who reflect Anchorage’s own diversity. Tulley says that is where his community policing mandate begins.“I’m going to work with the community and ask them to identify their neighbors, their family members, and persuade them to commit to public service.” Asked whether that meant engaging at the Community Council level, through schools, door-knocking or other such measures, Tolley replied all options were on the table.“Every opportunity we get. Such as right now. I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity: Anybody that’s interested in knowing more about being a police officer please go to www.joinapd.org.”The department is taking the rare step of holding three academies within one year.APD is also bringing up the same consultant who originally worked on the 2010 PERF report to update it later in the month. That document will remain central to decisions about resource allocation and mission within the department.last_img read more

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Road crash kills 4

first_imgFour people were killed in a road accident at Shalbagan in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur on Saturday morning.The deceased are Habu Roy, Sushil Bala, Amulya Roy and Rangila Bala reports UNB.Birganj police station officer-in-charge Abu Akkas Ahmed said the accident took place when a pickup van, coming from opposite direction, hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw around 7:00am, leaving the four people dead on the spot.They all were auto-rickshaw passengers and heading towards Kantajew Temple from Jaldhaka upazila of Nilpharmari, the police officer added.last_img read more

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Beacon of hope

first_imgSashaying the ramp with panache, a special group of women will walk up the stage for a cause. The cause is to create breast cancer awareness by imparting knowledge about the disease. The second festival of hope – The Pink Blue Ribbon Fest comes in the wake of the rise in number of breast cancer amongst the young Indian women on 10 May. Keeping this concern up on its agenda, the Indian Cancer Society and DLF joined hands to declare 2013 as the year of breast cancer awareness. The idea is to make women respect and be conscious of their own bodies to curb the disease in its primary stages. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In tune with the theme, the models for this festival are no ordinary women. For this noble endeavour, the festival will showcase fashion from select designers on models who are all breast cancer reconstruction patients. It also applauds the men in their lives who go out of their way to support the women they love through thick and thin.The festival comes close on heels, post the last festival of hope held on 1 and 2 December, 2012. While the last show was a success with the who’s who of Delhi walking up the ramp for the 20 new age designers, this time around the designers on board for the event include Ramonn Lamba, Pam Mehta, Gopa Kumar and many more. Adding a dash of bollywood to the fest, it will feature singer Anamika and renowned Bollywood artist Swaroop Sampat. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAnamika will pay a tribute to Nazia Hassan, who lost her life to cancer, by singing her song Boom Boom.Promoting awareness about different types of cancer, the event shall be a mix of fashion, culture and above all, a cause. The festival is wrapped in a cultural fiesta to appeal to the masses and make them vigilant about the disease.Though not every woman needs a reconstruction or is even interested in it, but she definitely needs to know the necessary information associated with it. The goal of the festival is to reach out and significantly increase the number of patients who never get a consultation about reconstruction after going through the physical and emotional trauma of the cancer treatment. It may not be a glam show, with the overpowering glitz of Bollywood and the newest trends in fashion, but the overriding theme of awareness takes it a notch up, compared to any other fashion week.Come and a be a part of the celebration of the ones who fought, challenged and survived breast cancer.last_img read more

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Would adding Web 20 technology help my web design business

first_imgAugust 8, 2007 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global It depends on what your business objectives are and in what direction you’re taking the business. Web 2.0 technology is great – that’s my area of expertise – but, it can be a distraction if not implemented correctly or for the right reasons.Good luck! min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

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Father of bisexual boy 12 says bullies drove son to take his

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- “If you were down, he’d try to help you up,’ Hudson said.‘I guess I was just oblivious to it. He just always seemed happy.’Bullying intensified after he admitted to possibly being bisexualMatt said his son’s classmates threatened Andrew with physical violence.In one incident he was intimidated into thinking he wouldn’t ‘make it out’ of the school toilets.‘I want them to know what they’ve done and how it affects other people,’ he saidHe also warned parents to keep an eye out for unusual behavioural patterns.‘Then get in their business. Talk to them.’Following his death, a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $10,000 (£7,149) in Andrew’s memory.“He will be missed deeply by all that knew and loved him,’ the website reads.‘No words could come close to expressing what this family is enduring.‘If you can’t contribute monetarily, I ask that you pray for his mom, dad, brothers, family & friends. I ask that you kiss your kids and hug them a bit tighter.’Gay Star News has reached out to charity GSLEN to provide comment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A 12-year-old bisexual boy in Mississippi tragically took his own life after allegedly being bullied for coming out. Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsNo, bi people are not ‘appropriating gay culture’One percent of kids aged 9-10 years identify as gay or transgenderRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/father-bisexual-boy-bullies-take-life/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img 12-year-old Andrew Leach died as a result from death by hanging in March 2018, following alleged bullying from classmates after coming out as bisexual (Picture: Facebook) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Andrew Leach was found dead on 6 March at the family home after death by hanging.However his father Matt said Andrew was tormented by classmates for talking about his sexual orientation.‘He was struggling a lot internally with sexual orientation.Bisexual boy ‘always seemed happy’(Picture: GoFundMe.com/58jh12o)‘He finally came out with the information at school that he thought he may be bisexual.‘I think that really amped up the bullying, Matt Leach told WREG.The boy’s mother Cheryl Hudson also said her son was a bright and loving child, but admitted that she failed to notice the troubles her son was facing.last_img read more

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