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24 days agoBrighton striker Murray: Potter system a huge learning curve

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton striker Murray: Potter system a huge learning curveby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton striker Glenn Murray says the players are still adjusting to manager Graham Potter’s methods.He says there is still work to do to hone a playing style preferred by Potter.Murray told The Argus: “It is all a huge learning curve.“We have come so far in the three months the gaffer has been with us and we are going to have afternoons like this (the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea). But we will keep doing it our way and hopefully we have more successful afternoons than not.“It’s full focus on Tottenham. Looking towards picking some points up and then another international break, which is more time to learn the philosophy and get it right.“It is a constant learning curve. Obviously, opponents we come up against are different every week and there are different ways of trying to break them down and get possession of the ball and control the game.” last_img read more

BC premier forests minister tours several wildfires including Kelowna

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – British Columbia’s premier spent Monday touring some communities affected by this year’s unprecedented wildfire season, promising financial assistance but cautioning it will take more than cheques to help with the recovery.John Horgan said it will take years for ranchers, tourism operators and communities to recover from the wildfires as he reassured residents that financial assistance is part of the rebuilding process.“That always is the place you start. You want to make sure the resources are there, the dollars are there to make a difference,” Horgan said in Kamloops.Horgan travelled to several communities in the Interior with Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, looking for first-hand information from firefighters and residents.Horgan’s itinerary included meetings with Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta and members of First Nations in the Ashcroft area to discuss specific needs and plans, as well as a visit to Kelowna, where a wildfire that broke out Thursday kept about 380 residents away from 160 properties closest to the flames.The Central Okanagan Regional District downgraded evacuation orders in the Joe Rich area to alerts for another 120 residents early Monday after allowing 600 people to return home Sunday.The fire started about 25 kilometres east of Kelowna and had charred just under five square kilometres of bush and trees on Monday.Kevin Skrepnek with the BC Wildfire Service said 138 wildfires were burning across the province Monday, adding to the season’s total of 1,127 fires since April 1.Just over 10,600 square kilometres of timber, brush and grassland have been destroyed across the province this year, which Skrepnek said is the largest area to burn in a fire season in the province’s recorded history. The province has spent more than $404 million fighting wildfires.Based on a forecast of persistent hot and dry weather across southern B.C., the fire season could stretch into the fall, he said.“Even if we get a good amount of rain over the southern part of the province, there’s still going to be a tremendous amount of work to do getting these fires mopped up and extinguished,” Skrepnek said.Some departments are moving toward the recovery phase of the fire season.Chris Duffy with Emergency Management BC said plans are in the works for a program to help communities rebuild including help for farmers, ranchers and small businesses.About 2,000 people remain displaced and another 11,000 were on evacuation alert to leave their homes quickly if necessary, Duffy said.Despite the length and intensity of the fire season, Skrepnek said there haven’t been any fatalities or serious injuries.“Given how volatile, given how dire it has been at times, I think the wildfire service, everyone else involved and particularly the public has shown quite a bit of resilience,” he said.(The Canadian Press, CHNL)last_img read more

Minister meets with committee to develop national approach to campus violence

first_imgAdina Bresge , The Canadian Press The minister for women and gender equality says an advisory committee is developing a national framework to hold universities and colleges responsible for addressing sexual violence on campus, but student groups say those promises need to be backed by resources and oversight mechanisms to have an impact.Minister Maryam Monsef sat down with students, school representatives and survivor advocates in Montreal on Wednesday for the first meeting of a newly appointed advisory committee tasked with drafting a Canada-wide framework to combat sexual violence in post-secondary institutions.Monsef told The Canadian Press the goal is to set national standards to ensure that all Canadian students have access to sexual-assault resources that are “trauma-informed” and “culturally sensitive” to the diversity of survivors’ experiences.“We’ve been asked to come in and fill in gaps where they exist, and enhance and scale up best practices where they’re occurring,” Monsef said in a phone interview Wednesday.The Liberal government has committed $5.5 million over five years towards the initiative, which was announced in the 2018 federal budget, alongside a threat: Starting in 2019, the government said it would consider yanking federal funding from post-secondary schools that aren’t implementing “best practices” to address sexual violence.Asked what kinds of federal funding could be revoked from schools, Monsef said, “We’re not there yet.” However, she said the advisory committee will discuss measures to ensure the framework is implemented, and if all else fails, the government will enforce them.“This is not something we take lightly,” said Monsef. “We believe that it’s more important to develop something with everybody at the table and making sure we get it right at the front end, rather than develop something for those who will be responsible for implementing and then asking them to enforce it.”Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Manitoba already have legislation requiring all universities and colleges to have stand-alone sexual assault policies.Monsef said the aim isn’t for the committee to duplicate these efforts, but to reconcile the “hodgepodge” of policies that a number of schools have adopted to varying success.Connor Spencer, the national chair of Students for Consent Culture Canada, which has a representative on the advisory committee, hopes the federal government will learn from what she sees as the failures that have occurred on the provincial level.As an example, Spencer points to a number of post-secondary institutions in Quebec that failed to meet the province’s Jan. 1 deadline to adopt sexual violence policies. Quebec’s education ministry posted on its website last Thursday a list of schools that have complied.“None of the (provincial) legislation has actual robust oversight mechanisms outlined,” Spencer said, adding that many of these laws don’t meet the student group’s minimum standards, such as setting out clear timelines for sexual-violence complaints.“Federal oversight is an important step in changing the culture that exists on these campuses, and the provinces and the federal government will have to work together on this.”Trina James, treasurer of the Canadian Federation of Students, who sits on the advisory committee but couldn’t attend Wednesday’s meeting, said she could not discuss the group’s internal workings due to a confidentiality agreement.A spokesperson for Minister Monsef said participants were asked to confidentiality agreements, which were intended to help survivors share their stories and expertise to inform the framework.James said she’s heartened to see the conversation about campus sexual violence taking place at the national level, but it remains to be seen whether these efforts will be backed by the resources necessary for schools to tackle the problem on their campuses.Key drafters on the advisory committee are expected to deliver a final report on the framework this spring.last_img read more

Horse euthanized after injury in Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

first_imgCALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year’s Calgary Stampede.Stampede authorities confirm something happened to the animal about halfway around the track during Wednesday evening’s second heat of the Rangeland Derby.Officials determined the horse suffered a fracture in its left front leg and a decision was made to euthanize the animal because there was no treatment option.The horse is the second one to die during this week’s Rangeland DerbyA 14-year-old gelding collapsed on Monday, but results of a necropsy have not been released.The Calgary and Vancouver humane societies have strongly criticized the chuckwagon races, but the Stampede says all competing horses are microchipped, tracked for exertion and rest periods and inspected by a veterinary team before racing. (CTV Calgary)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

THE AGO WANTS AN INFINITY MIRROR ROOM IN ITS PERMANENT COLLECTION —

first_imgAdvertisement More than 165,000 people visited Kusama’s renowned chambers of illusion during the show’s limited run at the AGO this year. Nearly as many seemed to share selfies from inside the rooms on social media.A permanent installation would become Kusama’s only Infinity Mirror Room at a Canadian public art museum.To pay for the work, the AGO is making a rare public appeal for help to raise $1.3 million for the display. The gallery has already secured another $1 million through its AGO Foundation. Advertisement “We want to buy an Infinity room by Kusama for our collection so people can see it,” Jost explained in an interview with Metro Morning. “The problem is, it’s really expensive.”The AGO says the campaign is the largest crowdfunding effort ever undertaken by a Canadian art museum in an effort to acquire a contemporary artwork. A woman looks at Yayoi Kusama’s “Love Forever,” part of the “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” exhibition at the AGO in February. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Art Gallery of Ontario has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring one of Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror rooms to its permanent collection.A temporary exhibit by the Japanese artist was a smash hit this past spring, and it seems the AGO is now hoping to mirror the success of the show — for infinity, or at least as long as the gallery exists.“Yayoi Kusama is one of the most important artists alive today. The opportunity to have an Infinity Mirror Room as part of the AGO’s collection is deeply exciting,” said Stephan Jost, CEO of the art gallery. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Torontoarea home prices sales volume in February down from 2017 record highs

first_imgTORONTO – The number of Toronto-area homes sold last month fell nearly 35 per cent and the average selling price dropped more than 12 per cent from historically high levels set last year, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported Tuesday.There was a total of 5,175 residential transactions through the board’s MLS system last month, down 34.9 per cent compared to the 7,955 sales in February 2017.The region’s average selling price, covering all types of residential re-sales, was down 12.4 per cent to $767,818 — still one of the most expensive in Canada.Detached houses — the most expensive of the major categories tracked by TREB — showed the biggest declines in both the number sold and sales price compared with last year.The detached category had also been the driving force behind a spike in prices in the early months of 2017 that prompted the Liberal provincial government to introduce a package of measures last April to cool the market.That was followed by a financial stress test for buyers, which officially came into effect on Jan. 1 for federally regulated lenders, following an October announcement by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.“When TREB released its outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically high sales count reported in the winter and early spring of 2017,” TREB president Tim Syrianos said Tuesday.“Prospective home buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, and some have also had to re-evaluate their plans due to the new OSFI-mandated mortgage stress test guidelines and generally higher borrowing costs.”Interest rates for mortgages have risen over the past year as a result of moves by the Bank of Canada and fluctuations in the bond markets.However, higher borrowing costs and OSFI’s stricter requirements didn’t slow the Montreal market — which marked the 36th straight increase and the busiest month of February since 2012 for the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board.The Montreal-area board reported Tuesday that home sales in Quebec’s largest market — which hasn’t seen a spike like Toronto’s — grew five per cent year-over-year in February, and prices were up across all major categories of properties.The median price of single-family homes across Greater Montreal was $310,000 last month, up six per cent year-over-year, while plexes reached $481,500, a one per cent increase. The median price for condominiums grew by five per cent last month, with half of all units selling for more than $250,000.“The acceleration in price growth is a direct result of increasingly tighter market conditions, which can be explained by a decline in the supply of properties for sale,” said Mathieu Cousineau, president of the GMREB board of directors.The number of active residential listings in the board’s Centris system was 26,252, down 17 per cent compared with last year.In the Toronto area, the number of active listings in TREB’s MLS system totalled 13,362 and there were 10,520 new listings, below the 10-year average for the month of February.Jason Mercer, TREB’s director of market analysis, said the supply of listings will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and that could “further hamper affordability” over the long term.In the coming months, however, Mercer said TREB expects to see a pickup in sales and selling prices relative to last year in the spring and summer — which had seen a drop-off after the provincial housing package was announced.“Expect stronger price growth to continue in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium apartment segments,” Mercer said Tuesday.last_img read more

UN atomic watchdog chief welcomes US Russian nonproliferation commitments

2 April 2009The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today said he is greatly encouraged by the commitment made by the leaders of the United States and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today said he is greatly encouraged by the commitment made by the leaders of the United States and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals.Under the Joint Statement of President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and President Barack Obama of the US, the countries will take concrete steps to fulfil their obligations under the UN-backed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which forms the foundation of the world’s nuclear non-proliferation regime. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said he believes the commitment by the leaders to, among other steps, negotiate a treaty to end the production of fissile materials for nuclear weapons and strengthen efforts to secure these arms demonstrates leadership and moves the world beyond the Cold War mentality. The Joint Statement, he said, could also generate momentum towards the universal adherence to comprehensive safeguards agreements. Mr. ElBaradei noted that he shares the views of Mr. Medvedev and Mr. Obama regarding the need for a verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. He also said that he supports the two presidents’ commitment to pursue a diplomatic solution with Iran that would both allay the international community’s concerns and guarantee its right to a peaceful nuclear programme. read more

Sri Lanka tells US conference it is committed to religious freedom

Government representatives of over 80 countries, as well as religious leaders, civil society representatives, representatives of non-governmental and international organizations participated in this Conference to discuss challenges facing religious freedom globally and to develop responses and solutions to address religious persecution and discrimination.Inaugurating the Conference, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo remarked that the United States advances religious freedom in its foreign policy, as it is a universal right of all mankind. The keynote address at the event was delivered by Vice President of the United States Michael Pence, who observed that religious freedom is in the interest of peace and security of the world, as the denial of religious liberty imperils other fundamental freedoms and democratic institutions. These remarks were a part of the Secretary’s opening statement to the first Conference to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo from July 24-26 in Washington D.C. He also stressed that Sri Lanka will join the international community to foster what the world needs most today to progress – peace, compassion, mindfulness, and justice, and recognition of our common humanity. Representing Sri Lanka at the Conference to Advance Religious Freedom, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prasad Kariyawasam remarked that Sri Lanka remains committed to advance and uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, including freedom to change ones religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest ones religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.Stating that Sri Lankans believe in the ability of religions to contribute to building peace and stability around the world, he acknowledged challenges to inter-religious understanding and harmony in Sri Lanka, and outlined steps being taken to overcome challenges and advance religious freedom. Sri Lanka was among a number of countries that endorsed thematic statements issued at the Conference focusing on Blasphemy/Apostasy Laws, Religious Freedom Repression by Non-State Actors, including Terrorist Groups, and on Counterterrorism as a False Pretext for Religious Freedom Repression. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Measles affects over 30 million children despite cheap vaccine UN agencies say

All measles deaths are preventable using the comprehensive strategy that provides children with two opportunities for immunization, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).The agencies said the first opportunity is given at nine months of age through the country’s routine immunization delivery system, and a second opportunity is provided through supplementary immunization activities conducted every three to four years to ensure that every child is protected.WHO and UNICEF said a dose of measles vaccine costs a mere 25 cents, including safe injection equipment, giving measles immunization one of the highest health returns for money spent. The high effectiveness of this regimen has already been witnessed in a number of southern African countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.If implemented correctly, the strategy could prevent a further 2.3 million child deaths in Africa over the next 10 years, markedly reducing the death toll from measles on the continent. Of all the vaccine-preventable diseases, measles remains the leading killer of children – more than half of them in Africa.The agencies estimate that an additional $200 million will be required to implement the comprehensive measles strategy over the next three years in the 45 priority countries that account for about 95 per cent of total deaths. read more

Cheers dance song greet Sudanese refugees returning home under UN project

“We have come to welcome our brothers and sisters home,” said one resident as the trucks pulled into the Kangai way station, where the returnees spent the night before travelling on to their home villages today. “We need the refugees to come home so we can develop our land and our place.”The first convoy carried only 29 families totalling 114 people, a tiny fraction of the 170,000 Sudanese who fled to Uganda during the long civil war that ended in January 2005 with the signing of a peace agreement between the Government and the former rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).But the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) plans to send three convoys per week from Uganda to South Sudan, mainly to villages in the Kajo Keji area, and more than 12,000 Sudanese have registered for voluntary repatriation. By the end of May, UNHCR hopes to have facilitated the repatriation of more than 3,000 of them.Overall 350,000 Sudanese fled to neighbouring countries and 4 million more were internally uprooted by the war. Since UNHCR started repatriation operations in December, 4,000 refugees have returned from to South Sudan from Kenya, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Ethiopia.“I am happy to be back in Sudan because there is finally peace and I want to come back to contribute,” returnee Charles Londong said. The group brought many of their belongings with them from Uganda, including chickens, goats, stacks of household goods and luggage.Before returning to their home villages, they received a three-month food parcel from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), along with a UNHCR reintegration package. This included hoes, an assortment of seeds, and various household items including kitchen sets, blankets, plastic sheets, soap, mosquito nets, sleeping mats and jerry cans.The returnees also received mine-awareness training and information on HIV/AIDS prevention. read more

Emery County Debuts New Tourism Website

As part of the ongoing rebranding efforts in Emery County, a new tourism website has been launched to attract and inform potential visitors.The process resulted in the branding of the county as “The Swell Utah” with the accompanying tagline of “The Playground is Open.” The website boasts that The Swell is a natural playground in the heart of Utah.“The Swell is a playground for the whole family,” the county shares on the new website. “With several popular hikes in the region that take you through slot canyons (Little Wild Horse Canyon) to breathtaking vistas (the Wedge Overlook) and in and amongst the goblins in Goblin Valley, this area offers a wide variety of family adventures.”The new website implements the new logo for The Swell and features a user-friendly look into things to see, places to go and things to do within the county. In-depth information and maps are available for the activities featured on the website, ranging from hiking and biking to bouldering and fishing.Information on places to stay and eat while visiting are included on the website as local business are featured. There is also a spotlight for each town within the county as well as information on museums, camping and state parks. read more

Building support for Brock grads Toolbox Project

It won’t be hammers and drills but tools of a different kind that are collected as Brock participates in a month-long drive for Toolbox Project Niagara.Along with a number of other local organizations, the Brock community is being asked to contribute essential ‘tools’ such as toothbrushes, soap, socks, snacks and first-aid items to give to homeless men during the holiday season. The project’s campaign, run across Niagara in November and December, aims to collect enough donations to fill 500 boxes for 2018.The project’s founder, Brock alumnus James Symons (BRLS ’11), said he could not have undertaken such an ambitious initiative without the lessons he learned at the University.“As a student at Brock, I was taught about community — the power of community — and was encouraged to volunteer,” Symons said. “I also learned about the importance of turning a negative into a positive.”It was that lesson that prompted Symons to take action when he noticed a gap in service that existed in the region.While volunteering with several Niagara organizations, the Thorold resident heard a lot about programs intended to collect donations for women in need — and nothing about programs specifically for men.Since launching the Toolbox Project, Symons has collected hundreds of boxes filled with hygiene items, clothing and books that are distributed to men living in homeless shelters or accessing social services during the holiday season.“The response has been amazing. It just keeps growing,” said the Recreation and Leisure Studies graduate. “And Brock has been great each step of the way.”Brock President Gervan Fearon said the Toolbox Project is a shining example of the impressive contributions the University’s alumni make to communities across the region and beyond.“At Brock, we encourage our students, faculty and staff to be engaged citizens and community members,” he said. “We want to enhance that community connection and build partnerships with organizations through actions that affect lives and well-being. The toolbox project is a perfect example of how Brock alumni and the entire University community are making a difference together.”To kick-start the campaign, a bin of items for the project was collected by Brock’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education team during Random Act of Kindness Day, along with active support from the Brock University Students’ Union and Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.Monetary donations for the project are accepted through the Socks for Change program, which will donate a new pair of socks to the Toolbox Project for every $2 raised. Socks for Change collection containers (in the shape of mannequin legs) are positioned around campus.Donations for either program will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 4 in front of the Student Life and Involvement Commons (MCA 204) and in other participating offices and departments around campus. Units looking to set up collection stations of their own are encouraged to contact Kristen Smith, Manager, Community Outreach Programs at x3845 or Kristen.Smith@brocku.caNeeded Toolbox Project donations:Travel-size body wash, shampoo and lotionsDeodorant, wipes and hand creamToothbrush, toothpaste and flossComb and hairbrushRazor and shaving creamSocksToques, gloves and hand warmersSmall gifts (word search, book, etc.)Gift cards (Tim Hortons, McDonald’s and grocery stores)Kleenex and travel tissueSnacks (tea bags, instant coffee and pre-packed food)Band-AidsChapstick and small containers of VaselineMore information on the Toolbox Project is available at Facebook.com/toolboxniagara read more

Eau de Sam Cam Samantha Cameron set to launch her ownbrand deodorant

first_imgHer retail company hasn’t even launched yet but already Samantha Cameron is seeking new ways to expand her brand – by selling antiperspirant deodorant.Earlier this month the former prime minister’s wife set up a company called Samantha Cameron Studio Ltd, in a move that appeared to confirm speculation that she is planning to launch her own clothing range.And now her company has applied to trademark ‘Samantha Cameron’ for use for ‘products for personal hygiene and beauty care’, according to filings with the Intellectual Property Office.This could include hair-removal cream, false eyelashes, hair gels and cologne.Providing no one objects to her plans, Samantha Cameron’s trademark will be approved within four months. And then she will be able to start selling her brand through stores and an internet site. 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. Mrs Cameron is reportedly launching her retail business with her former fashion aide Isabel Spearman, who used to shop and scout for her.Ms Spearman has previously hinted to the Daily Mail that she is helping Samantha Cameron with her business venture and that a name for the label had already been chosen.And if Eau de Cameron doesn’t take off, Mrs Cameron is reportedly planning on offering ‘advisory and consulting services’ too.Mrs Cameron has kept a relatively low profile since her husband’s resignation but in September she was seen on the front row at Burberry’s London fashion week.She was seated alongside two of the most powerful women in British fashion – BFC chairwoman and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet and BFC chief executive, Caroline Rush.A spokesman for Mrs Cameron was contacted for comment.last_img read more

Controversial Broadcast Bill President cites interior access to public information as

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBroadcast Amendment Bill: Reporters Without Borders urges President not to assent until “meaningful” consultations heldAugust 8, 2017In “Business”IPI urges Govt to review amendments to broadcast billAugust 8, 2017In “Business”After such a long wait President provided no clarity, direction at presser- Opposition LeaderSeptember 6, 2018In “latest news” President David Granger has maintained Government’s stance on the controversial Broadcast Bill and has called on those who criticise the move to see that the objective is towards the benefit of all Guyanese.President David GrangerThe Parliamentary Opposition recently said that it was prepared to challenge the Bill in court, however, the Head of State has called on critics, to fully understand the reasons behind Government moving in that direction.According to him, it is Government’s objective to ensure that every Guyanese, whether they live on the coastland or the interior regions, have access to public information.“We are prepared to listen to the comments and criticisms. But we must always bear in mind that Guyana is a thinly populated country, the population density is just about a few persons per square kilometre. Most of the media houses are concentrated on the coastland and Georgetown. There are huge areas of the country that do not have media coverage. We need to correct that,” The Head of State said.He stressed that there will most likely be an “information deficit” if the media remain central in the capital city and its environs and are not covering certain issues.President Granger said a lot of thought was put into the drafting of the bill, and that government is prepared to listen to any comments and criticism. However, those criticisms must be given with a clear understanding of what government is seeking to do.He admitted that there are some elements of the bill that have caused some concern, but he asked again that the critics be more aware of the peculiar nature of Guyana and ensure that all communities are given access to information. The President said he supports the private media as he supports the freedom of information, but noted that Government also has an obligation to ensure that all corners of the country is well informed about what is happening in the various sectors.He said Government has begun a program of establishing broadcasting services starting from Region one (Barima Waini) to Region Nine (Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo).“This is the way we have to go. We have to think about the function of public information,” he said continuing that it is not Government’s intention to prevent any media from fulfilling its constitutional role, but that Government has a responsibility of ensuring the security of the country.“We have an obligation and I would like to ask the critics of the broadcast bill to see both sides of the picture,” he said.Government had come under fire from stakeholders, including the International Press Association, about its mode of operation regarding the bill, which was passed in the National Assembly recently. Part of the bill mandates that all television and radio stations provide one hour for the broadcast of Public Service Announcements (PSA).Opposition Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall said recently that the PPP would challenge the matter in court, since the Bill tramples on the right to press freedom.He said the matter would be challenged on several grounds, but particularly on ground of the licence having the same spectrum reach. The other aspect of the legal challenge will be based on the mandatory imposition of one hour of Government service on private broadcasters’ media.The parliamentary Opposition has maintained that the Bill in its current form is ‘unconstitutional’, and will have several implications on private broadcasters. Broadcasters have been advised to challenge the Bill in court, because it would have far reaching repercussions that could harm their businesses.Apart from obtaining a conservatory order, Nandlall said, those who file the court action could seek damages for breach of constitutional rights.Private broadcast companies have since come out in criticism of the Government over the proposed bill, and have asked for deferral of its debate and passage.The Guyana Press Association has also criticised the Government over the proposed Broadcast Amendment Bill and asked for the deferral.Additionally, several international organisations including International Press Institute (IPI), Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF), called Reporters Without Borders, also urged the President not to assent to this controversial bill without “consultations with broadcasters, in order to take into account their recommendations”. read more

Wisla defeated in last seconds Lijewski We payed lack of experience

THW Kile took a full package in “Orlen Arena” in Plock where German champion beat Wisla Plock 34:33. Polish vice-champions had attack for a victory, but young Milas “gave” the ball from corner-kick to Filip Jicha who scored five seconds before the end for a victory of his team. Sad, but satisfied with all what they done was Wisla’s right back Marcin Lijewski:– I didnt expected, that we can play such a good game against THW Kiel. I am proud of my team, but in the end we had to pay for lack experience in European Cups like THW Kiel have. We will still work hard, but after this game I am optimistic about our future – said Marcin. ← Previous Story GOOD START FOR POLISH CHAMPION: Vive Targi Kielce beat Dunkerque! Next Story → Rastko Stojkovic to play at RK Crvena zvezda! handballMarcin LijewskiTHW Kiel handballWisla Plock handball read more

Doom Doom II and Doom 3 out for Nintendo Switch PS4 Xbox

first_img Post a comment The Nintendo UK store partially spoiled the surprise when the three Doom games showed up on the site Friday morning, according to Nintendolife. Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were available on the site for a short period of time but were removed soon after. Fans of the series quickly took to the respective stores and found a little snag in their fun. The games require a Bethesda.net login to play. Bethesda responded to the outcry when it tweeted Saturday that the required login would be removed via a future update. It said the inclusion of the BethesdaNet sign-in was for the Slayers Club, which the publisher set up for the release of the upcoming Doom Eternal.  Share your voice Amazon News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Originally published on July 26, 8:47 a.m. PT.Update, 10:23 a.m. PT: Adds release details. Update, July 27: Adds Bethesda tweet. Aug. 16: Adds update from Bethesda.  Gaming Tags We’ve deployed a patch for the re-releases of DOOM and DOOM II, which now adds an option to skip the Bethesda net login requirement and removes the disconnect notification during gameplay. pic.twitter.com/KtlbRvmRyJ— Bethesda (@bethesda) August 15, 2019 $299 Nintendo Switch Lite first impressions CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $299 See It How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 See it Nintendo See It Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go On Thursday, Au. 15, Bethesda tweeted out it has made the update the re-release of Doom and Doom II to remove the required Bethesda.net login.  The first three games are out for consoles and mobile.  id Software QuakeCon, the three-day gaming conference dedicated to id Software’s game Quake, is underway in Dallas. This year’s conference is dedicated to id’s Doom series, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The QuakeCon keynote, called the “Year of Doom,” showed new footage of the upcoming Doom Eternal. But before the reveal, the company announced that Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 will head to current gen consoles and mobile devices. Fans took issue with an additional login needed to play the games, but publisher Bethesda said it will change the requirements in the future. Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin from id Software took the stage at QuakeCon on Friday to reveal that the first three Doom games were available for the PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. Doom and Doom II can also be purchased for Android and iOS devices via their respective app stores. The first two games are both priced at $4.99 each, while Doom 3 is $9.99. Doom and Doom II include four-player death-match and four-player cooperative multiplayer modes.  Best Buy $299 Nintendo Switch 0 $289 See It Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) Update on our new classic DOOM releases:The BethesdaNet login requirement was included for the Slayers Club, to reward members for playing the classic DOOM games.The login should be optional, and we are working on changing the requirement to optional now.— Bethesda (@bethesda) July 27, 2019 Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details 8:34 Now playing: Watch this: Walmartlast_img read more

Prime accused of Savar gangrape arrested

first_imgThe police arrested the prime accused in a case filed over the alleged gang-rape of two girls from Manikganj district on Tuesday.Tipped off, a team of Savar police station with the help of Manikganj police launched a raid in Charkhalshi area of Daulatpur upazila in the afternoon and arrested Liton Mondal, a former source of police. The police earlier arrested two other accused in the case.[Promised acting role, 2 women gang-raped]On 6 July, Liton called the two girls over phone in Savar from Gazipur promising to give them opportunity of modelling and he along with his associates confined them to a room on the first floor of a six-storey building in Sobhanbagh in Savar municipality and raped them in turns. Hearing screams of the victims, locals and a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police rushed in and rescued the two girls on 7 July morning.last_img read more

Stretch of NH117 caves in work in progress to restore normalcy

first_imgKolkata: A part of National Highway-117 at Diamond Harbour caved in due to erosion of River Hooghly early on Thursday morning. Transport services from Kolkata to Kakdwip and Namkhana via Diamond Harbour were disrupted due to the subsidence and vehicles were diverted from an alternative road via Sirakole near Amtala.Diamond Harbour MLA, Dipak Halder who visited the site said work for the beautification of the river bank in Diamond Harbour was going on for the last few months with MPLAD funds. There was a strong tidal current at the time of the cave in. A tunnel boring machine, three JCV machines and two generator vans which were engaged in the work have been swallowed by the river. “We began work of mending the road to resume vehicular movement soon after the damage. We are hopeful of restoring normal vehicular traffic along the stretch by Friday. We want to ensure that the daily commuters along the stretch are not inconvenienced,” said P Ulaganathan, District Magistrate, South 24-Parganas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataEngineers have already been instructed to come up with a detailed plan of thorough restoration of the road. “This work will also go side by side and will be carried out at a brisk pace,” a senior district official said. Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee also tweeted saying that normalcy would be reinstated and restoration work will be completed by Friday. Locals expressed their apprehension that a major disaster was averted as the timing of the incident was early morning when there was no traffic.last_img read more

Demand and capacity recovering nicely after hurricanes says IATA November report

first_img GENEVA — IATA has released its November Airlines Financial Monitor report, and has found increases in both demand and capacity across the industry.Year-on-year growth in industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rose to a robust 7.2% in October, up from 6.0% the month before. As expected, passenger volumes recovered in October following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Americas in September. However, the broader upward trend in SA RPKs has slowed over the course of 2017.As for capacity, industry-wide available seat kilometres (ASKs) increased by 6.2% year-on-year in October. Having also been affected by Irma and Maria, ASKs also recovered strongly in October. A total of 126 new aircraft were delivered in October.The passenger load factor posted a record high for the month of October, at 80.8%, 0.8 percentage points higher than October 2016. In seasonally-adjusted terms, the passenger load factor remains elevated and very close to its all-time record high. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Demand and capacity recovering nicely after hurricanes, says IATA November report Tags: IATA, Trend Watch Travelweek Group last_img read more

Ann Patton on her new trial It is my opportunity to finally

first_imgNearly nine months after a panel of Costa Rican judges found Ann Patton guilty of killing her wealthy U.S. husband in 2010 and sentenced her to 22 years in prison, she suddenly found herself a free woman on Thursday.An appellate court judge in Cartago threw out the sentence against Patton and ordered her immediate release as the courts prepare for a third trial on the shooting death of her 44-year-old financier husband, John Felix Bender. Patton had been serving a nine-month preventive detention order in Costa Rica’s women’s prison, Buen Pastor, as the appeals court reviewed her case.“I was told to get my stuff to together and I left the prison. I’m still in the same clothes I left in,” Patton told The Tico Times at the office of her attorney, Fabio Oconitrillo, hours after her release.“I’m very grateful the appellate court made the right decision,” she said. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesOne of the few people Patton called when she was released Thursday was her 97-year-old grandmother. “She’s waiting for me,” Patton said, small and thin as she spoke sitting down behind a large wooden table in Oconitrillo’s office.Patton is staying with her brother, Kenneth, in a condo near Guachipelín, southwest of the Costa Rican capital.“My only comment is that my sister did not murder her husband,” Kenneth Patton told The Tico Times.While Ann Patton was released and the previous sentence thrown out, her legal battle is far from over. The court ordered her to surrender her passport, and she cannot leave Costa Rica. She also must sign in weekly with the nearest prosecutor’s office. The Cartago appellate judge ordered another trial – the third Patton will have faced for allegedly shooting her husband to death. There is no double — or triple — jeopardy in Costa Rica.“What was keeping me going for the last nine months was surviving and getting out. I did. Now I need to see what I do next. One thing I’ve learned in the last five years is not to plan too far in advance,” Patton said. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesPatton and family members – and friends of her late husband – have maintained her innocence in the shooting death of her husband, which occurred at the couple’s luxury jungle estate in Florida de Barú, Pérez Zeledón, in southern Costa Rica. The couple moved to Costa Rica in 2000 to found a reserve for injured and endangered animals. There, the eccentric couple built a circular glass-walled mansion on the 9.65-square-mile property they named Boracayán.But their idyllic lifestyle soon started to fall apart. Patton contracted chronic Lyme disease that wasted away her body and left her walking with a cane. Bender was known to suffer bouts of depression. After an attempted kidnapping plot against them involving local police officers, the couple became reclusive and Bender began to collect guns.On Jan. 8, 2010, police answered a call to find Bender dead in the couple’s bed with a gunshot wound in his neck.Patton was acquitted in her first trial in 2013, but an appellate court ordered a retrial that was held in May 2014. Patton called her second trial a “travesty” where officers of the law allegedly perjured themselves and police tampered with evidence during what she and her lawyer say was a bungled investigation. Oconitrillo said that they could prove that investigators moved evidence that in turn implicated Patton as the shooter instead of her husband.“This second trial was a show put on by the Prosecutor’s Office, and unfortunately, the judges on the panel fell for it,” Oconitrillo said. Ann Patton speaks with reporters on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Earlier in the day, a Costa Rican appellate court ordered her release from prison. The Tico TimesOconitrillo told The Tico Times that they were hopeful about the upcoming case. No date has been set as of this writing. The lawyer said that while he has not yet seen the final court documents, the judge’s decision to immediately release Patton promised strong criticisms of how the police and prosecutors conducted themselves in the case.The lawyer said that they would still have to face a third trial, but he was hopeful after the first trial ended in an acquittal and the second’s guilty verdict was thrown out.Patton said that she was not looking forward to the third trial, but saw it as a way to conclusively prove her innocence. “It is my opportunity to finally, hopefully, get true justice,” she said.Along with the coming trial, Patton said that one of her first priorities was getting her health back under control. Estimating her health as between “poor and lousy,” Patton said that prison was the worse place for someone in her condition. Patton said she was hospitalized just last week.Despite the difficult conditions at the Buen Pastor prison, Patton said that the staff there treated her kindly and “bent over backwards” to accommodate her, including granting her a cane to walk with, which is against regulations.Patton mustered a smile to joke that she was ready to take a shower first thing when she got home.“I’m relieved to be out. I’m relieved to be alive,” Patton said. “Tomorrow is another day.” Facebook Comments Related posts:US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica  US woman and 2 Ticos arrested at hydroponic marijuana operation Costa Rica appeal of Patton ‘not guilty’ verdict would have little to stand on, legal experts say 145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturdaylast_img read more