Saskatchewan community looks to end violence after woman burned and left for

first_imgAPTN National NewsA family in northern Saskatchewan is trying to come to grips with a shocking case of assault.Last week a woman in the community was burned and left for dead.Now, the community is trying to come up with a solution to end violence.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf reports.last_img

Decrease in amputations from frostbite thanks to Fort St John Doctor

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of the region will soon receive a new way of treatment for frostbite thanks to a Dr. Jamie Wilkie.During Dr. Wilkie’s residency in Fort. St. John, he addressed a need for a better plan in dealing with frostbite in patients and recognized the use of a drug called iloprost can help by decreasing the number of amputations due to severe frostbite.“The literature for the use of iloprost in severe frostbite shows a significant decrease in the need for amputations,” says Dr. Wilkie. “The goal of this project is to improve access to the best evidence-based treatments for severe frostbite in Northern BC.” Dr. Wilkie, a recent graduate of the UBC Family Medicine residency program, chose the subject matter for his resident scholar project on the treatment of frostbite. By collaborating with Jessica Brecknock, Regional Medication Use Management Pharmacist, and Kendra Clary, Med Systems Pharmacy Technician, created a prepackaged treatment plan (order set) for use of the drug iloprost in severe frostbite cases.According to Northern Health, they approved this protocol, and it will be available for use this winter. Dr. Wilkie believes this is the first frostbite order set for iloprost in BC.Dr. Wilkie moved to Fort St. John in June 2017 and is said to be enjoying the North and all the outdoor opportunities that are available.“I previously lived and worked in Hay River [in the Northwest Territories], have dogsledded in the Yukon, and guided canoe trips in all three territories,” says Dr. Wilkie. “I have personally and professionally seen the impacts of frostbite and related exposure injuries.”last_img read more

Algerian Court Summons Politician Louisa Hanoune for Testimony on Said Bouteflikas

Rabat – Algerian Military Court has summoned the leader of the Worker Party, Louisa Hanoune.Algerian news agency APS reported that Hanoune is summoned as part of an investigation into the arrest of  Said Bouteflika, younger brother of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and two former army generals.Algerian police arrested Said Bouteflika along with General Mohamed Mediene, known as Toufik, and ex-intelligence coordinator Athmane Tartag last week. They were arrested  for alleged “conspiracy” against the anti-government protests. Algerian news outlets said that Hanoune is arrested for testimony in the case.The summoning of Hanoune comes a few days after the politician stood against  a statement from military chief Gaid Salah, who called for a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Algeria.The politician also accused Salah of interfering in political affairs, which is against the constitution.Algeria has been hit by waves of anti-government protests since February.  Initiated to oppose a re-election bid from former President Bouteflika, the protests have morphed into demands of radical leadership overhaul. In recent weeks, protesters  have persistently called for the immediate departure of the political establishment..Friday, May 10, will mark the 12th week of protests. Amid the continuous crisis, the government announced that the  election would be held on July 4. Many protesters, however, are threatening to boycott the election. read more

Gunmen kill leader of displaced persons camp in Darfur UN reports

A patrol from the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID), dispatched to Camp Hassa Hissa in West Darfur on receiving reports of the attack yesterday, confirmed that the sheikh had been killed but found the camp to be calm.It was the second violent incident in an IDP camp this month. On 1 December two Janjaweed militiamen, usually allied with Government forces, armed with a rifle quarrelled with IDPs at Hissa Hissa camp in South Darfur. One of the militiamen was severely beaten and later died and an IDP suffered a minor injury. The other militiaman was arrested and taken into custody by Sudanese police.The following day a dozen armed men set ablaze a water pump and five generators supplying energy to Hissa Hissa, lightly injuring one IDP. Then, too, UNAMID sent an armed team to calm down the tensions between the camp residents and the militiamen.A day later, two gunmen equipped with AK-47 assault rifles and a hand grenade stopped a humanitarian convoy, beat up aid workers and stole money as it was on its way from Nyala, the South Darfur capital, to Kalma IDP camp. Meanwhile, in North Darfur, UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner for Operations Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi paid a one-day official visit to Kabkabiya as part of his familiarization tour of the mission’s area of operations. 11 December 2008Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the traditional leader of a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region, the latest in a series of attacks on the 2.7 million people uprooted by over five years of fighting between the Government and rebels, the United Nations reported today. read more

UN official urges responsible investment in agriculture in poorer countries

26 April 2010Responsible investment in agriculture in developing countries can help them tap the enormous potential in farming in the wake of the recent food crisis, the head of the United Nations trade and development said today, calling for both national and international efforts to ensure domestic economies benefit. “There is an urgent need to invest more in agriculture both to ensure food security and as the basis for long-term economic development,” said Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), when he addressed a meeting of the agency’s investment, enterprise and development commission.The five-day meeting in Geneva will focus on the role of States in improving efficiency in public investment for development.“Smart laws and procedures, organizational schemes, and e-government tools that have demonstrated their efficiency in one country could be helpful to other countries confronted by the same problems,” Dr. Supachai said.According to last year’s UNCTAD World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment (FDI) in agricultural production has been increasing.Dr. Supachai, however, stressed that that such mounting investment must be not only encouraged, but well managed. “We also have to recognize that the actual amount of FDI in the [agricultural] sector is still low, and that potential risks, such as land grab, may pose serious threats to developing country farmers,” he added.He said national governments need to have comprehensive measures in place to ensure that FDI works to the benefit of domestic economies and agricultural sectors. A global set of principles should also be established to guide the agricultural investments of transnational firms, Dr. Supachai added.UNCTAD took the opportunity of the meeting to announce this year’s winners of the agency’s Empretec Women in Business Awards. The Empretec programme trains entrepreneurs in developing countries, many of whom go on to found their own businesses.This year’s winner is Beatrice Ayuru Bvaruhanga of Uganda, who founded Lira Integrated School in northern Uganda in 2000.Ms. Bvaruhanga’s school now has 1,500 students, some of whom board at the school, and its integration of nursery, primary, and secondary classes is one of its strengths, she said. She has plans to expand the school to include a university. She received a $6,000 study tour as a prize.Second among the 10 finalists was María de la Luz Osses Klein of Chile, an entrepreneur who established Biotecnologías Antofagasta SA, which creates biotechnology products for the mining industry. Joy Simakane of Botswana won the third-place award. Her company, Extramile Express PTY Limited, provides customs-clearing and messenger-delivery services.The winners were chosen by an independent panel of 20 judges, comprising corporate executives, entrepreneurs, academicians and gender specialists. read more

West Nile Virus found in Hamilton

For the first time this year, Hamilton Public Health has found mosquitoes that tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The mosquitoes were found in two traps in lower east Hamilton. Public health officials say you should cover up, wear insect repellent, make sure screens are in place on windows and doors, avoid being outdoors from early evening to morning and reduce mosquito breeding areas by getting rid of standing water in wooded areas.

US stocks hold steady following mixed jobs report

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes held steady Friday after a mixed report on U.S. jobs showed the heart of the economy slowed last month, but not dramatically, as President Donald Trump’s trade war intensified.The Labor Department’s jobs report is usually the most anticipated piece of data for markets each month, but it’s grown even more prominent because investors want to see if strong spending by households can continue to prop up the economy. Employers added fewer jobs than economists expected last month, which could hamper that growth. But more people entered the workforce, and wages rose more than expected.Economists said the report did little to change their forecasts for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates at its meeting in two weeks. Treasury yields dipped following the report, and traders remain nearly certain that the Fed will cut short-term rates by a quarter of a percentage point.It would be the second such cut since August, following nine increases in prior years, as the central bank tries to cushion the blow on the economy from the U.S.-China trade war. U.S. manufacturing has already slid due to the tensions, and the worry is that businesses could pull back on their spending next.Lower interest rates make borrowing cheaper and can help boost economic activity. They also can goose stock prices higher by making them more attractive than bonds.Earlier in the day, China’s central bank cut a key interest rate, which helped push Asian markets higher.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 was virtually flat as of 10:09 a.m. Eastern time, after drifting between a gain of 0.1% and a loss of 0.1% in the minutes following the opening of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to 26,749, and the Nasdaq slipped 0.2%.JOBS REPORT: Employers added 130,000 jobs last month, short of the 160,000 that economists expected and down from July’s growth of 159,000. But average hourly earnings rose 3.2% from a year earlier, more than economists expected.Strong spending by households has been the economy’s driving force, even as manufacturers struggle under the weight of increased tariffs. Manufacturing slowed last month for the first time in three years, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management.Investors have grown increasingly worried about whether consumer spending can remain strong enough to keep the economy from tipping into a recession for the first time in a decade.A RARE QUIET DAY: Markets have been turbulent in recent weeks as worries about the trade war have waxed and waned. Between Aug. 1 and Thursday, just over half of all trading days saw the S&P 500 swing by more than 1%.The latest escalation kicked in Sunday, with the U.S. imposing 15% tariffs on $112 billion of Chinese imports. Washington is planning to hit another $160 billion on Dec. 15, a move that would extend penalties to almost everything the United States buys from China. Beijing responded by imposing duties of 10% and 5% on a range of American imports.U.S. tariffs of 25% imposed previously on $250 billion of Chinese goods are due to rise to 30% on Oct. 1.The S&P 500 has remained stuck between roughly 2,840 and 2,940 since the start of August, but it broke above that range this week after U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to hold talks in Washington next month. The S&P 500 is at its highest level in five weeks and just 1.6% below its record set on July 26.YIELDS: Treasury yields fell following the release of the jobs report. The yield on the 10-year Treasury dipped to 1.55% from 1.56% late Thursday. The two-year yield slipped to 1.52% from 1.53%, and the 30-year yield fell to 2.03% from 2.05%.MARKETS ABROAD: China’s Shanghai Composite rose 0.5%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.5% and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.2%.European markets were mixed, with France’s CAC 40 down 0.1% and Germany’s DAX up 0.2%. The FTSE 100 in London slipped 0.2%.___AP Business Writers Yuri Kageyama and Matt Ott contributed to this report.Stan Choe, The Associated Press read more

Professor David Starkey Historians need to have loved and lost to understand

Professor David Starkey has said the best historians are older as you need to have loved and lost to understand the past.Speaking candidly about the death of his long-term partner for the first time, Prof Starkey told The Sunday Telegraph his loss has informed his understanding of historical figures.His new project is an exhibition on King Henry VIII as part of the renovations at Hever Castle in Kent, the former home of Anne Boleyn.“I think this exhibition shows what I have learned personally and professionally,” Prof Starkey, 73, said.Three years ago, Prof Starkey’s long term partner, James Brown died at the couple’s 18th Century manor house in Kent.Prof Starkey met Brown, a publisher and book designer, when he was lecturing at London School of Economics in the 1990s and the couple lived together for 21 years until Brown’s sudden death.“What I have done is used my own experience of mourning and of joy,” he said. “You take the dry facts of history and with memories in your own life, you realise how you should understand them.” Prof Starkey also acknowledges the importance of studying and adaptability, he said: “Historians live in two times, now and then. You have to inhabit what age you are working on.”He now admits that even his own early essays were not an extensive indication of history. He said: “When you begin as a historian you haven’t got an experience of life at all. You are just writing about past theories.”The new exhibition is housed in Hever Castle’s original Long Gallery, which has been underdone a £30,000 refurbishment for the purpose, excluding the acquisition of the eighteen portraits.It sees the original portraits hung in chronological order to depict the dynastic saga from the Wars of the Roses to the Reformation.Prof Starkey has recorded an audio guide to reflect how the gallery was intended for teaching young Prince Edward, who went on to be King Edward VI.Ending with a grand image of the Henry VIII, the gallery also holds portraits of the first two of Henry’s six wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.Prof Starkey hopes the exhibition will help shine a new light on Henry VIII’s treatment of his wives, calling him a romantic.“Henry displays unusual sensitivity towards women,” he added. “He is tender, caring and he was the first person to familiarise female succession. He takes women seriously. He gave them agency as they say.” Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne BoleynCredit:Geoff Pugh He added that his experiences help him think in new ways, saying:  “When you have loved a bit, lived a bit and lost a bit, you think deeper.” 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. He added: “Henry has a very unusual upbringing. His older brother Arthur was sent to English public school and hardly ever saw his own mother. Henry is brought up with his mother and sisters until he is 13.“He was worshiped, his whole life he has a need for women. Even when he didn’t have a queen, he kept women around.“We can see him as a murdering monster with many wives but he was different. This forces us to think about the complications of his character. On the one hand he really is quite monstrous but he did give women power like this for the first time.In his poetry, there is a line that says ‘I loved when I did marry’.“   read more

SpaceX Makes a Special Delivery of Ice Cream Mice and AI Robot

first_img ESA Satellite Avoids Potential Collision With SpaceX Starlink CraftSpaceX’s Starhopper Aces Final Test Flight in Texas Stay on target No matter how you feel about Elon Musk, you’ve got to admit that SpaceX is extremely cool. Who else out there is working on tech that can help transport a robot named Cimon (pronounced Simon), genetically identical mice, coffee, and ice cream?A SpaceX capsule containing all those goodies just reached the International Space Station on Monday, just three days after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Station astronaut Ricky Arnold reached out to grab the Dragon capsule from SpaceX as it floated through the air with its precious cargo in tow.“Looking forward to some really exciting weeks ahead as we unload the science and get started on some great experiments,” the astronaut said to Mission Control upon receipt of the items.The 6,000-pound delivery contained all those neat things, including the robot that features artificial intelligence and a pretty creepy human-like face, that’s bigger than a basketball. It’s going to be updated on a constant basis by IBM to continue evolving its role in research with German astronaut Alexander Gerst as he completes science experiments.Source: NASA TV via APThe mice are for a study of gut bacteria, and the ice cream is for, well, eating. With blueberries. There’s some extra-caffeinated coffee to go with it as well because you’ve gotta have your coffee with your sweet treats.This is a pretty exciting dropoff, especially since the capsule reached the space station so quickly. And it’s always a good time when we can praise our efforts when it comes to space travel. This was actually the 30th cargo ship captured by the space station’s cool robot arm, which is an impressive accomplishment all its own.  We’ll likely see a lot more of them in the future, which is a pretty interesting prospect, when you think about it. It’s happened. We’re truly living in the future now, guys.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Microsoft unveils its own tablet computer

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple’s iPad.CEO Steve Ballmer announced the new tablet, calling it part of a “whole new family of devices” the company is developing.One version of the device, which won’t go on sale until sometime in the fall, is 9.3 millimeters thick and works on the Windows RT operating system. It comes with a kickstand to hold it upright and a touch keyboard cover that snaps on using magnets. The device weighs less than 1.5 pounds and will cost about as much as other tablet computers.The size is similar to the latest iPad, which is 9.4 millimeters thick and weighs 1.3 pounds. Microsoft also promised that the Surface’s price tag will be similar to the iPad, which sells for $499 to $829, depending on the model.Microsoft’s broadside against the iPad is a dramatic step to ensure that its Windows software plays a major role in the increasingly important mobile computing market.“They are saying it’s a different world now and are trying to put the sexy back into the Microsoft brand,” said Gartner Inc. analyst Carolina Milanesi.Microsoft is linking the Surface’s debut with the release of its much-anticipated Windows 8 operating system, which has been designed with tablets in mind. The company hasn’t specified when Windows 8 will hit the market, but most analysts expect the software to come out in September or October.last_img read more

Eric Danetz Wants to Help Time Inc Take Over the World

first_img Technology is a great example. These are global brands that are looking to have brand awareness and also lower funnel opportunities within a global footprint. Historically, it was more segmented. We now look at it holistically and are structured in a way that allows us to go to market very quickly. We also have The Foundry and tremendous assets when it comes to native creation. We can walk into clients on a global basis and talk about creating content for them in countries, in languages, and do things that historically may have only been done in-region. Essentially, we have more flexibility. We’ve structured the company to be able to move faster and more aggressively. Folio: What’s the response been like from advertisers? Folio: Is this, essentially, a new addition to Time Inc.’s corporate structure? Danetz: Absolutely, and vice versa. A good example is Wallpaper*, which is a brand in the UK which we recently launched in the U.S. We’re looking at Fortune, for instance, where can we expand that in different countries and different markets where there’s a need for that type of content, and do so in a way where its going to be consumed, frankly, in modern means, whether that’s in digital, or with a focus on mobility, or whether it involves a print product. We’ll be doing that both ways. Danetz: A perfect example is what we just launched in Asia with ASN. Sports Illustrated has partnered with them on a broadcast multimedia basis. Through Asia, we’re looking at where can we leverage these brands, this incredible intellectual property that we have, and bring it into new countries in ways that people want to consume it. Folio: So a major part of this is increasing synergy across departments? Danetz: Yeah, but it’s not a new international market, it’s leveraging the fact that we now have brands we’ve partnered with for a long time—when you think about the scale that we have, we’ve got over 150 million people coming to our digital platforms, 120 million-plus in print and then over 200 million on social—how are we leveraging that on a global basis? Whether you’re talking to the IBM’s of the world or Ford or Procter & Gamble, what we can do in New York, and frankly around the world at this point, is have those conversations and not just talk about what our domestic reach is, but what we can do on a global basis, in terms of not only reaching these people on our platforms but also potentially doing something place-based for them. We acquired inVNT, which allows us to do that as well. Taking a look at our overall capabilities and leveraging that on a global basis is what we’re able to do as an international division within Time Inc. Danetz: Really, it’s just a huge initiative for us. Time Inc., holistically, is looking at international as a growth vehicle, in terms of users, readership, affinity and revenue. We’re making an investment there, and we want the market to be aware that we’re big players and we’re going to continue to grow. Folio: What are you hoping will be the main takeaway in the industry from this restructuring? Folio: When did the restructuring begin? Folio: It sounds like two things are happening, one being the management of all of Time Inc.’s international assets, and also bringing those strong domestic Time Inc. brands to new international markets. Is that accurate? Danetz: Correct. At the end of the day, most of our international operations have been based in the UK, and also in Hong Kong and Singapore, but we have 77 different editions in 170 countries and 19 languages. There really wasn’t a conduit in New York for international business. The reality is, for global brands now, New York is kind of the epicenter for where media is happening and where brands are placing their media. Folio: Are licensing partnerships going to be a part of that? Steve Marcopoto’s January appointment to president of Time Inc. International, a newly created position, made it clear that international growth is key to that evolution. Folio: had the opportunity to sit down with former group publisher of Fortune and Money, Eric Danetz—recently appointed SVP and group publisher of Time Inc. International—for a glimpse inside what his new role entails, and what it all means for Time Inc. moving forward. Danetz: It’s pretty interesting. When we talk about what we can be doing to make it easier for them to buy, we also talk about the capabilities and what Time Inc. looks like now, versus what it looked like five years ago. It’s night and day. There’s typically an epiphany where they say, “Wow, we didn’t know you could do that.” So far, the feedback has been very strong. Obviously, people are still getting used to the new Time Inc., but we’re providing more value than we’ve ever provided before and doing it in a very streamlined way. Danetz: About two weeks. It’s truly a shift. I was the publisher of Fortune and of Money, so I did work with the international teams, and the individuals who are now on my team are people I worked with, being that Fortune is a global brand. This is not a new premise, it’s something we’ve seen over time and we’ve realized that we have the right people, we have the right opportunity. The time to leverage that is now. Eric Danetz Whether through a string of recent digital investments, corporate restructuring, or implementing a more holistically minded corporate culture, Time Inc. appears determined to shed its identity as a legacy print publisher and move, full-steam-ahead, into the 21st century—all while continuing to leverage the authority its brands have spent decades building. Danetz: It’s a combination. We’re going to look at where we believe there are individuals who want to receive our content. We have tremendous social reach, which allows us to look at the types of content on a real time basis that people are consuming. A good example again is Sports Illustrated. That didn’t come up because we just decided we wanted to be in Asia and work with a TV network. We believe there’s a strong affinity there and a real opportunity for us. That’s one example of launching a product based on the fact that we did our studies; we took a look at the market. They asked for more content when it came to sports, and we have the right product to fit there, in the same way we’re looking at China with Fortune and Time and others. Eric Danetz: It is and it isn’t. It’s a matter of how it’s been rebranded. We had a UK division called IPC, producing brands like Horse & Hound and Decanter. We’ve rebranded that as Time Inc. UK, and part of my job since joining the team is really to grow that part of the business. It’s always been a big part of our business, but it was kind of separate in that it lived overseas. International was very focused on international, and the domestic business was very focused on domestic. In the world now, given the current media landscape and everything that we’re doing, it’s all become more global. It made more sense to tie in the various divisions across the board. Time Inc. International is not new, it’s just the way that we know it, or the way that it’s branded, is somewhat new. Danetz: [CEO] Joe Ripp and [CFO] Jeff Bairstow brought Steve Marcopoto in full-time to lead our efforts internationally, focusing on investments and on enhancing our existing infrastructure, looking holistically at our international operation as part of Time Inc. That happened in January. Steve’s put together a team, which I was just brought onto. Folio: What does this mean for the existing sales staff? How has that been reorganized? Folio: Given your background as a publisher, is this primarily a sales-driven initiative, or are you also managing overall operations for those international properties? Danetz: We’ve restructured our domestic sales team into a more verticalized strategy. Right now there are three verticals: there’s tech and telecom, there’s automotive, and there’s the pharma vertical. There are also still publishers at every brand and the brands are what make up the power of what Time Inc. is all about. They’ll continue to be there and have sales teams at the brand level. My job really is to create a conduit between all of these different brands, as well as the leads within the verticals who are focused on those strategies within the vertical. For them, it’s critically important to have global reach. Folio: What are some ways you’re doing that? Folio: So part of this means expanding existing partnerships in the U.S. and bringing them to these new international markets? Folio: How long have you been in the new role? Danetz: It’s holistic. At the end of the day, I work very closely with the editors to make sure that the integrity of these brands remains where it needs to be moving forward. We have to drive revenue, but at the same time it’s the quality of the product that allows us to drive the revenues that sustain the business. This is about the user, the reader, the person who attends our events. We want to make sure we continue to provide the best product, the best information, and satiate them with content when they need it, where they want it, how they want it. In order to do that, it’s no longer just about sales and editorial; we have to all work together. My job is certainly all-encompassing in that regard. Danetz: We’re going to continue to look to expand our license footprint and build technology that makes it easier for our licensees to come on board and easier for us to monetize the inventory that they will eventually have. We’re going to be very focused on digital growth, as well. Historically, a lot of our licensed editions were print editions, and yes, they do have digital components, but we’re going to focus on enhancing that and building tech and platforms that allow us to do that. Also, looking holistically, we have all of this traffic, all of this opportunity under the preface of our brands. How do we target these individuals, how do we leverage the data so that we can truly be a global powerhouse in terms of targeting and reaching people in different markets in ways we haven’t before? Folio: What are some ways you identify those new areas in which you want to expand your footprint?last_img read more

Scientists Check Up On Nuc Site Rattled By Summer Quake

first_imgA team of scientists is descending on a former nuclear test site in the Aleutians on Monday to search for damage from a massive earthquake.Download Audio:Mark Kautsky oversees Amchitka for the Office of Legacy Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.Kautsky says they weren’t supposed to visit the island for another two years. Then, a 7.9 quake struck pretty close to the old nuclear sites in June:“Like 25 miles north of the island. It’s actually also 70 miles below the surface,” Kautsky says. “So we don’t expect that there was any deformation in the area under the island.”And that means, probably no release of radioactive material. Since the last detonation at Amchitka in the early ‘70s, there haven’t been any leaks detected in the marine environment.But this earthquake might have shifted things above ground. The island holds seven cells full of drilling mud from the nuclear tests — all contaminated with diesel fuel.last_img read more

Even a brief spell causes water logging

first_imgSrinagar Colony: Overflowing drainage and water stagnation in Srinagar Colony were a major concern for the residents on Thursday. This scenario after every spell of rain harries them no end. Though numerous complaints were filed earlier over their hardships, there has been no redressal of their grievances.Pedestrians and commuters complained about the dirty water spilling on them as the vehicles passed by. The situation has become worse now due to the monsoon, rued a resident. “Roads have to be resurfaced frequently to avoid pothole formation and water stagnation” said Keerthy Kumar, a resident. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us “Overflowing drain and water stagnation is the major issue which we complain every time. This issue has been turning worse for the last two months. We have complained to GHMC several times, but there is no action from their end. We are very much disappointed and aggrieved due to their negligence,” deplored Bilahari, a photographer residing in the area. “Water stagnation in front of my shop is affecting my business. We are also concerned about our health as stagnation of water is causing rampant breeding of mosquitoes and other insects. We can’t display products outside for sales. We incur 50% of loss in business,” said a worried Latha, the owner of a sweetshop.last_img read more

AL adamant not to lose to judiciary

first_img-Ruling Awami League (AL) does not want to lose out in the current fracas over the judgement scrapping the 16th amendment annulment verdict. According to party insiders, the AL will not appeal for a review petition if there is any possibility whatsoever of the judgement remaining unchanged.Meanwhile, AL’s strategy is for its ministers, members of parliament and leaders to create political pressure.An AL lawyer leader told Prothom Alo that the ruling party is rigid over the observations of the verdict.The party, normally, avoids political issues during the month of mourning. But this time, the party policymakers asked the leaders to highlight weak points of the judgement at various meetings and gatherings.The government is mulling all options present in the constitution to resolve the crisis over the Supreme Court’s verdict to scrap the 16th amendment.The ruling party is trying to resolve the crisis through talks.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with AL general secretary and road transport, and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, law minister Anisul Huq and attorney general Mahbubey Alam had a long meeting with the president, Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday evening.Political analysts said the two topmost officials of the state might have discussed the issue of the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th constitutional amendment, creating a huge stir in the political arena.According to the analysts, the confrontation between the government and the apex court has become visible over four issues: 16th amendment annulment verdict, discipline of lower court judges, legality of the law secretary’s contractual recruitment, and executive magistrates’ power to exercise judiciary.Emerging from the Wednesday meeting, Obaidul Quader told newsmen that they had talks over the verdict.Asked whether any decision was made at the meeting, he said there will be more discussions.Obaidul Quader conveyed to the chief justice how angry the ruling party is over the 16th amendment verdict, and its consequences.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the ruling AL is mounting pressure on the CJ to change the 16th amendment verdict.AL presidium member Kazi Zafar Ullah told Prothom Alo that everything will happen as per the constitution.The party has no intention or wish to send the CJ on a vacation, he added.The AL leader also said the party is discontented over the 16th amendment annulment verdict and party’s general secretary conveyed this message to the chief justice. This is a democracy and AL is not here to hatch any conspiracy.If there is any problem, it will be resolved through talks, he added.About Wednesday’s meeting, Kazi Zafar Ullah said that prime minister Sheikh Hasina briefed the president about the country’s flood situation.last_img read more

Downtown Hotel Renamed To Honor The Mother Of Houston

first_img Share X 00:00 /10:13 Listen A downtown Houston hotel is getting a face lift and a new name. And while that might not necessarily be that interesting in and of itself, the theme the hotel’s taking – and who inspired it – is.A former DoubleTree hotel on the west end of downtown is being remodeled and rebranded as the C. Baldwin Hotel.So, who’s it named after? Charlotte Baldwin Allen, the woman who’s often credited as “the mother of Houston.”Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaA photo of Charlotte Baldwin Allen, often referred to as “the mother of Houston,” sits on a desk inside the C. Baldwin Hotel, which is named after her.In 1831, Charlotte Baldwin married Augustus Chapman Allen, and the prevailing wisdom for a long time has been that her husband – along with his brother John Kirby Allen – used her inheritance to finance the real estate venture that became our city (which the brothers famously promoted as an idyllic village cooled by the sea breeze — not a mosquito infested swamp).However, in recent years, the story regarding Charlotte’s inheritance has been more or less debunked. Regardless, history actually shows that she did a lot more impressive things for a woman of her time.For example, she was a pioneering businesswoman, managing much of the family’s affairs after her brother-in-law died and her husband left Houston. And, having lived to the age of 90, she had much more of a life and history in Houston than either of the brothers whose likenesses are forged in bronze outside City Hall.Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaA guest checks in at downtown Houston’s C. Baldwin Hotel, which is being remodeled and renamed after the city’s founding mother, Charlotte Baldwin Allen.The hotel, which is open now as the renovation nears completion, will feature some elements telling who Charlotte was and also paying tribute to some other notable Texas women. For example, all the meeting rooms and premium suites will be named for prominent women in the state’s history.Michael Hagerty/Houston Public MediaMaggie Rosa, general manager of Houston’s C. Baldwin Hotel, talks with local historian Betty Chapman inside one of the hotel’s newly remodeled rooms.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Maggie Rosa, the hotel’s general manager, about why the Hilton corporation wanted to create a hotel like this.Then, local historian Betty Chapman and Jim Parsons of Preservation Houston talk more about who Charlotte Baldwin Allen was and her contributions to Houston.– / 18 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

FuboTV Hires Warner Bros Digitals David Yoon Tidals Erik Gerson

first_img Popular on Variety FuboTV, the sports-centric internet subscription-TV startup, has added two execs to its senior management ranks: David Yoon, formerly with Warner Bros. Digital Networks and DramaFever, and Erik Gerson, previously SVP of customer experience at Jay Z’s Tidal.Yoon has been hired to the newly created position of senior VP of design, reporting directly to David Gandler, co-founder and CEO. Gerson is FuboTV’s senior VP of engagement, also a newly created role, reporting to Alberto Horihuela, co-founder and chief marketing officer; Yoon.They join other recent hires at New York-based FuboTV, including technology veteran Geir Magnusson Jr. as chief technology officer and Yale Wang, a former DramaFever exec, as VP, head of North American marketing.“FuboTV is committed to raising the bar in user engagement and experience across our live TV streaming platform, and today’s appointments underscore this investment in our subscribers,” Gandler said in announcing the hires. “With the additions of Erik and David to our world-class executive team, we are in an even stronger position to build for the future.” At FuboTV, Yoon is tasked with managing all design and creative services. He most recently was VP of design at WB Digital Labs, the studio’s over-the-top platform service provider which owns and operates DramaFever and powers direct-to-consumer OTT services of AMC Networks, Boomerang, Warner Archive and DC Entertainment. Prior to WB Digital Labs, Yoon created interactive experiences for digital and ad agencies as well as entertainment companies for brands including Universal Motown Records Group, Island Def Jam, Sony Pictures Classics, Rockstar Games, Swarovski, Verizon and Procter & Gamble brands.Gerson is responsible for growing FuboTV’s user engagement across web, mobile and connected-TV platforms. He was most recently SVP of customer experience at music-streaming subscription service Tidal, where he led user acquisition, customer retention, direct marketing, and customer care and experience. Previously he held senior marketing and customer experience roles at Nestlé USA, Hearst Digital Marketing Services, Cricket Wireless, Atari, Gateway and Sony Electronics.FuboTV first launched as a U.S. streaming soccer service in January 2015 and has expanded its offerings to compete with other over-the-top TV providers, including Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Google’s YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue.To date, the company has raised more than $150 million in funding. It most recently closed a $75 million Series D round in April 2018 that included participation from 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, Luminari Capital, Northzone, Sky and the former Scripps Networks Interactive (now owned by Discovery).Pictured above: David Yoon (l.) and Erik Gersoncenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Krita 4 released digital painting program

first_imgKrita 4 released: digital painting program by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on March 30, 2018 in Linux – Last Update: March 31, 2018 – 5 commentsKrita is a well known digital painting program, available for Windows Mac and Linux, but is primarily known for its Linux side.On March 22, Krita 4.0 was released, which features some pretty big (and in my opinion, overdue) changes.InstallationMost major distributions carry Krita in their repositories, so installing it for your preferred system shouldn’t be too hard; no need to get too detailed on this part, although I will give some info from the Krita website, for Gentoo users:“There is an overlay for Gentoo with the latest version of Krita, maintained by a volunteer in the Krita community: “layman -a bloody && emerge –sync && emerge krita”Also, Krita is available as an AppImage, and also as a Flatpak, so again, installation should be no issue.Krita 4 FeaturesOne of the main features in this new release, is support for SVG filetype vector images. Previously, Krita had been using ODG files, which are not very widely compatible, and made using Krita a bit of a pain if you had intention of working with Inkscape as well.On top of that, Krita 4.0 boasts a number of new features such as:UX ImprovementsNew text toolPython ScriptingColourize Mask ToolBackground SavingNew Palette with significant better functionalityBrush Editor Improvements & Live PreviewMultithreaded BrushesPixel GridIsometric GridsMy experienceI found Krita 4 to be pretty awesome to work with actually, in conjunction with a new drawing tablet I got as a gift from a friend of mine.Part of the issue with why I haven’t used Krita in the past, is the lack of proper SVG support, and so bringing that forward now with version 4.0, I’ve enjoyed messing around a fair bit, and may actually consider Krita a contender for my art needs.It might just be placebo, but I did seem to notice Krita booting up faster, and overall functioning faster than I recall in the past, so that was positive to note as well.The addition of background saving, was also absolutely critical, as Krita had a very annoying system before that left it unusable while it autosaved. This was long overdue, and I am extremely happy it’s been changed.Now you: What are your thoughts on the new features? Will this entice you to use Krita more? Let us know in the comments!Related articlesA Look at Desktop Environments: KDE 5 PlasmaA look at Windows Alternatives in LinuxEssential Applications for GNU/Linux UsersTools for GNU/Linux: Third party screenshot utilitiesSummaryArticle NameKrita 4 released: digital painting programDescriptionKrita is a well known digital painting program, available for Windows Mac and Linux, but is primarily known for its Linux side. On March 22, Krita 4.0 was released, which features some pretty big (and in my opinion, overdue) changes.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Recovery of South African fossil to be shown live

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The announcement will be made in Shanghai because a local museum will be the first of three virtual outposts where visitors will be able to manipulate cameras in the South African lab which is scheduled to be completed in November.The fossil material to be recovered was found at a site near Johannesburg which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site for the early human remains found there.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A university says the public will be able to watch archeologists recovering about 2-million-year-old early human remains from a rock in South African in real time.Johannesburg-based University of Witwatersrand said paleontologist Lee Berger will announce plans for an interactive laboratory in South Africa with cameras streaming video footage online on Friday during a visit to China. It says the public will also be able to post questions to scientists online. Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

EU opens antitrust investigation of Microsoft

first_img(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) – The EU’s executive body, the European Commission, has opened up an investigation into whether Microsoft has kept the antitrust commitments it made in 2009, and warned that penalties for non-compliance would be “severe.”EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia told reporters Tuesday that the indications are that Microsoft, the company that makes the Windows operating system, has failed to provide customers with a screen from which they could choose different internet browsers other than its own Internet Explorer. Almunia said it appeared that the “choice screen”, promised by Microsoft following an antitrust case in 2009, has not been provided since February 2011, meaning 28 million customers may not have seen it.In a statement, Microsoft conceded it had “fallen short” of its responsibility, while acknowledging that it was required to provide the browser choice screen, or BCS.“Due to a technical error, we missed delivering the BCS software to PCs that came with the service pack 1 update to Windows 7,” the statement said.The company said that PCs running the original version of Windows 7, as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista, did have the screen.“While we have taken immediate steps to remedy this problem, we deeply regret that this error occurred and we apologize for it,” Microsoft said.Microsoft submitted a report to the Commission in December saying the browser choice screen was being provided as required. In its statement, the company said it believed at the time that was the case.Almunia said this would be the first time that this type of legally binding agreement has not been complied with.“Needless to say, we take compliance with our decision very seriously,” he said. “If the infringement is confirmed, there will be sanctions.” Top Stories Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   Quick workouts for men Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img read more

Whats your favourite childhood holiday memory I

first_imgWhat’s your favourite childhood holiday memory?I spent all my summers in Canada. My father is Canadian and we’d spend the summer months at a lake in Ontario. Happy days.You named your daughter Iona after the Scottish island: what is it about islands that so appeals to you?I love the Hebrides. I have visited many times. We plan to take her to visit her namesake next year. The Hebrides might not have the weather but they make up for it in their sheer beauty.What work of travel literature has inspired you most?Garcia Marquez, Bruce Chatwin and Leigh Fermor were all huge inspirations.What has been your favourite animal you have met in your work or on your travels?I do have a soft spot for camels. I used them to cross the empty quarter of Oman. Stubborn creatures but very comical. I’d like to see them in Mongolia.Who would be your ideal fictional travel companion?Alice in wonderland. Just for her travelling red shoes.What advice do you have for anyone wanting to be an adventurer like yourself?Follow your dreams. Think big and don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. You can.Where would you like to have your ashes scattered?In the wind. Everywhere and nowhere.Go on your own adventure in 2015. Get inspired where to go with Travel Trends – our guide to the 10 hottest destinations for next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map From Mongolia to Alice in Wonderland, one of the UK’s most famous explorers and adventurers Ben Fogle, talks travel with Skyscanner.Where is the favourite place you have ever been and why?Papua New Guinea. It’s extraordinary. Unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. It is a place frozen in time. The last frontier of travel. At once exciting and thrilling.When you’re not working, what do you do just for fun? (do you have a secret hobby?)I love being with my family. A big walk with the dogs and the children.You’ve rowed the Atlantic, ran across the Sahara, and so much more, but what’s your dream adventure you haven’t yet taken?I still have a dream to one day swim across the Atlantic. New York to Cornwall. Watch this space.What’s your favourite place to go on holiday where there’s no adventure involved at all?We love travelling Europe. We spend a lot of time in Portugal. I got married there and the children love it. Both the Algarve and the Atlantic coast off Lisbon.What’s the most disappointing place you’ve ever visited?I am an optimist and always like to see the best in everywhere. I suppose I was a little disappointed with Libya (before the war) – there was so much litter.What’s your most embarrassing travel story?I once arrived at the wrong airport for a flight. Gatwick instead of Heathrow. Oops! RelatedLust for life: World of Wanderlust’s Brooke SawardBrooke Saward of World of Wanderlust, Skyscanner’s Travel Blog of the Year, reveals all about her life in travel.Flight Geek of the Week – Sam BaldwinFlight Geek of the Week – Sam BaldwinFlight Geek of the Week – Jenny HerbisonFlight Geek of the Week – Jenny Herbisonlast_img read more