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Principals present Framework Overviews at School District 60 Committee of the Whole

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Principals from three local schools were at a recent School District 60 Committee of the Whole Meeting presenting their Framework Overviews.A Framework Overview is a report that shows the progress of the school as to how well they are doing and future steps as to what they need to work on.The Principals from the three local schools included Wade Hart, Bert Bowes Middle School; Melody Braun, UpperPine Elementary Junior Secondary School; and Nancy Maxfield; Charlie Lake Elementary School. Each Principal presented to the Board of Trustees the current status of their school.They talked about topics such as student involvement, school spirit, and grades.All three Principals said they are always looking for ways to make their school a better place for both students, staff, and the community in which they are located in.All three Principals noted that social media seems to be a positive way of keeping connected with the community.The next School District 60 Public Board Meeting is on January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Office’s Boardroom.last_img read more


American Airlines 1Q Earnings Snapshot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $185 million.On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had net income of 41 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 52 cents per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share.The world’s largest airline posted revenue of $10.58 billion in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.66 billion.American Airlines expects full-year earnings in the range of $4 to $6 per share.American Airlines shares have risen 4 per cent since the beginning of the year. The stock has dropped 26 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AAL at Associated Press read more


UN agency head condemns murder of Kenyan journalist

The remains of Francis Nyaruri, who wrote articles on police corruption for the independent Weekly Citizen under the name of Mong’are Mokua, were found in western Kenya two weeks after the journalist’s disappearance, the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said.“I condemn the murder of Francis Nyaruri,” said Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO’s Director-General. “I trust that this crime will be investigated and that its culprits will be brought to trial, not just for the sake of Francis Nyaruri but the sake of democracy and good governance. “Journalists like him carry out important, albeit controversial, work that contributes to debate and democracy,” Mr. Matsuura added.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports that Mr. Nyaruri, the second journalist to be killed in Kenya in the past year, had told colleagues that he had received threats before he went missing. 6 February 2009The chief of the United Nations agency that champions press freedom today condemned the murder of a Kenyan journalist who had investigated police corruption and whose beheaded body was found in a forest on 29 January. read more


A suckers deal for America Stephen Harper to be featured in antiKeystone

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a cameo appearance on an international stage Tuesday night — though it’s hardly one he would have chosen.[np_storybar title=”Why the latest anti-Keystone pipeline ad is a low blow to Canada” link=””%5DAn anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activists have gone mad.Continue reading [/np_storybar]The prime minister will be cast in the villain’s role in an anti-Keystone XL pipeline ad airing during the broadcast of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address.The ad is designed to build pressure from elements of Obama’s political base who want him to reject the pipeline, and it will be broadcast to the mostly left-leaning audience of the MSNBC network before and after the president’s speech.Harper’s image appears at the beginning and the end of the ad.It shows him shaking hands with the ex-premier of China, Wen Jiabao. The message of the spot is that the proposed pipeline would benefit Chinese companies heavily invested in the oil sands far more than it would help ordinary American consumers.“It’s a sucker-punch to America’s heartland,” says the narrator, while the Chinese and Canadian leaders are seen pressing palms.“(The Chinese are) counting on the U.S. to approve TransCanada’s pipeline to ship oil through America’s heartland and out to foreign countries like theirs. …“Keystone’s a sucker’s deal for America. Just say no to Keystone.”The ad is being paid for by NextGen Climate Group, led by the deep-pocketed Obama donor and bitter oilsands foe Tom Steyer.The message is in direct opposition to the one the Canadian government has spent millions to promote in the United States.The Maple Leaf is visible at numerous points in the Washington transit system, in the subway and at the airport, alongside slogans stressing that Canada is a “friend” and “neighbour” and its oilsands are a benefit to U.S. security.The Prime Minister’s Office repeated that theme Monday.“The Keystone project will create thousands of jobs and economic growth for people on both sides of the border,” said spokesman Jason MacDonald.“The project is in the interest of both of our countries, which is a point that even the U.S. State Department has made. Fear-mongering isn’t in anyone’s interest, we’d rather let the project’s benefits to Canadians and Americans speak for themselves.”The ad is airing amid anticipation that a crucial State Department review of the project could be released within days, with a final decision coming from Obama sometime after.There’s been no signal from the White House that the pipeline will come up in the president’s speech.His friends and foes, however, will raise it Tuesday.While he’s being squeezed by his friends on the left, his opponents on the right have consistently used Keystone to bash him. It would be surprising if the Republicans didn’t refer to Keystone in their reply to the speech, given that they raise the issue at virtually every discussion on economic issues as the illustration par excellence of the president’s job-killing, big-government regulatory zealousness.The Republicans mentioned Keystone in their weekly address looking ahead to the state of the union speech.“The president’s own State Department acknowledged that the Keystone XL pipeline — as just one example — would create tens of thousands of jobs at no cost to taxpayers,” said Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri.“Now, this project has been stalled for more than five years. It’s time for President Obama to approve truly shovel-ready projects like Keystone to encourage private-sector job creation.”The president and his advisers have repeatedly telegraphed that income inequality is their chosen issue for 2014 — a year of midterm elections that will determine whether Democrats exercise any control of Congress for the rest of Obama’s presidency.They point to studies suggesting that economic growth, once shared more equally, now creates spectacular gains for some and crumbs or even losses for the rest.There are also polls suggesting the theme might have some political resonance with swing voters.Obama appears poised to push for a minimum-wage increase, and preschool for all four-year-olds as part of his broader program. And if Congress doesn’t make it happen, he plans to use the power of the presidency to ram that agenda through.He has told his cabinet that 2014 will be a “year of action” — this is after what’s widely seen as a wasted year, marked by a succession of scandals, nosediving popularity, and a rocky launch of the Obamacare insurance exchanges.And he’s made it clear he’s willing to unleash a barrage of executive orders to make it happen.House Speaker John Boehner decried the president’s approach, especially after the Republican caucus had begun recently signalling a greater willingness to actually work with the administration.The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, offered two ideas to kick-start the economy this week. “He could approve the Keystone pipeline,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News Sunday.“He could work with us on trade agreements. My party is much more interested in global trade than the Democrats are.“If he would convince his own members, we can do some business on trade. And he ought to stop things like the war on coal in my state, which have cost us 5,000 jobs during his administration.”The Canadian Press read more


Canada notes demining in Sri Lanka critical for resettlement

The High Commissioner of Canada, Shelley Whiting, in hosting the event sought to recognize the considerable gains made in mine action and mine clearance in Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict in 2009 and bring attention to the importance of continued, collective efforts in support of a mine-impact free Sri Lanka by 2020. Canada says demining work in Sri Lanka is of critical importance as clearance of landmines is a necessary prerequisite to long-term peace and security for all Sri Lankans and a key component of Sri Lanka’s broader plans for reconciliation and resettlement.The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Maldives today marked ‘International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action’ with an event held at Canada House which brought together key government officials, members of the international, diplomatic and donor communities, demining organizations and civil society. “The critical importance of demining work in Sri Lanka is obvious. Clearance of landmines is a necessary prerequisite to long-term peace and security for all Sri Lankans and a key component of Sri Lanka’s broader plans for reconciliation and resettlement. Demining also supports economic recovery and livelihoods, and poverty reduction in the immediate and long term,” she said.Canada has been a significant donor to Sri Lanka’s demining efforts – contributing more than CDN 3 million since 2009 to MAG and HaloTrust’s demining efforts, which are undertaken in close collaboration with the UN, National Mine Action Centre (NMAC) and the Government of Sri Lanka.Canada has long been a leader in mine action. Canada was at the forefront of negotiations which lead to the establishment of the Mine Ban Treaty – commonly known as the Ottawa Convention which entered into force 17 years ago last month. Canada has contributed more than $400 million to mine action globally since the convention was adopted. Over the past month, Canada has reaffirmed its continued commitment to both the universalization of the Mine Ban Treaty and to strengthened international engagement for peace, security, sustainable development, respect for diversity, human rights, peaceful pluralism and justice for all, as typified in the announcement of a Canadian bid for a 2021 seat on the UN Security Council. The Minister Swaminathan, Minister for Prison Reform, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs attended as Chief Guest. High Commissioner Whiting in addressing the gathering noted that “Canada welcomed Sri Lanka’s announcement of progress with respect to accession to the Ottawa Convention and looks forward to continued engagement with Sri Lanka in the months and years to come, as we strive together to create a world and a Sri Lanka free of anti-personnel mines.”The 2016 theme of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is “Mine action is humanitarian action” recognizing the importance of mine action in saving lives, and addressing the human toll of these indiscriminate weapons. Mine action ensures that landmines and explosive hazards in war-torn areas are found and destroyed, making possible the delivery of humanitarian assistance. (Colombo Gazette) read more


Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 258000

FILE – In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, file photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reported Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, that fewer Americans sought unemployment aid the week before, a sign that businesses are holding onto their workers and hiring is likely solid. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 6:42 am MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 9:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 258,000 WASHINGTON – Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, a sign that businesses are holding onto their workers and hiring is likely solid.THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 3,000 to 258,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, not far from the 43-year low reached last month. Applications have been below 300,000 for 86 straight weeks, the longest such streak since 1970.About 2.04 million people are receiving unemployment aid, the government said, the fewest since June, 2000.THE TAKEAWAY: Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the low level suggests companies are cutting few jobs. That typically means they are willing to add workers as well.Hiring has slowed a bit in the past few months, but is still strong enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. Employers added 156,000 jobs in September, a modest gain. The unemployment rate was 5 per cent, up from 4.9 per cent the previous month. But the increase occurred mostly for a good reason: More Americans came off the sidelines and began looking for work.KEY DRIVERS: Growth has been sluggish this year, averaging just 1.1 per cent at an annual pace in the first half. Still, many economists expect it will accelerate a bit in the July-September quarter to about a 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent pace.Americans are buying new and existing homes at a steady pace and are expected to spend at a solid pace during the winter holiday shopping season.Many businesses have worked off excess supplies in their warehouses and on store shelves. That means they may step up orders in the coming months to rebuild their inventories.Manufacturing continues to struggle, however. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods slipped 0.1 per cent last month, the Commerce Department said in a separate report. read more


UN Visitors Centre reopens to public following 18month renovation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the gift shop and is seen here selecting a couple UN70 coffee mugs. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with USG Cristina Gallach look on at a LEGO model of the UN Headquarters. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the UN Post office where he was presented with a book of stamps. UN Photo/Mark Garten Browse the shelves at the United Nations bookstore. Mail a postcard with a UN stamp. Take a guided tour in one of twelve languages. Today, with the official inauguration by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN’s public space reopened for business with a newly renovated Visitors’ Centre in the basement of the iconic General Assembly Building. The Secretary-General surprised visitors by stopping at the bookstore, post office and even posing for a ‘selfie’ with visitors on a tour. At the bookstore, which reopened in a modern and minimalist space featuring a 90,300 piece Lego model of the UN Headquarters complex, Mr. Ban met with staff and bought merchandise, including a mug commemorating the world body’s upcoming 70th anniversary. After 18 months of renovation, the UN Postal Administration (UNPA) Stamp Shop reopened in the General Assembly building where visitors can now buy postcards in three currencies – US dollar, Swiss franc and Euro – and send them with UN stamps. Visitors will also be able to buy souvenirs and handcraft items from around the world at the newly renovated UN Gift Centre and grab a bite or beverage at the new Visitors’ Café. And guided tours are once again taking visitors to the newly refurbished General Assembly Hall, and all other renovated UN chambers can now be seen on the hour-long lecture tour. “During the renovations, we were closed for the general public. People could only purchase a book, post a card, and visit the gift shop if they purchased a ticket for a tour online. Now, anyone is welcome to come in and purchase a book and also book a tour,” Vincenzo Pugliese, Manager of Guided Tours, told the UN News Centre today. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the UN Post office where he was presented with a book of stamps and also mailed a couple post cards to his grandchildren. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon poses with the United Nations tour guides in front of the visitors’ center. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves to visitors on tour at the UN gift shop. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › According to the tour office, up to 5,000 people go on tours every month at the United Nations. The tour office is expecting to increase that number by hiring more multilingual tour guides. “We are working to revamp the tour route and introduce new audio-visual and interactive exhibits, including for children. The newly renovated space is much more open, bright and spacious. There’s a café and more space to accommodate people. The space is just more welcoming.” The general public is welcome to enter the Visitors’ Centre with a Government issued photo ID. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets one of the first persons on tour at the newly reopened visitors lobby. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the book store where he took time out to buy some items. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is seen here buying items at the UN gift shop. UN Photo/Mark Garten read more


Engaging head and mind key for effective learning says UNESCO chief on

With greater mobility and the growing ubiquity of instantaneous communication, multilingualism in daily life has become much more common. It is also being shaped by globalization and digitalization.   And yet, “many languages have been endangered”, she lamented, noting that negative trends, such as these, have “implications for literacy development”. “Building a solid literacy foundation in a mother language, before moving to a second foreign language, has multiple benefits”, Ms. Azoulay maintained, however, “about 40 per cent of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand”.She underscored to need to change this by making policies and practices more linguistically and culturally relevant and by exploring the potential of digital technology. “Engaging with both head and mind is a key for effective learning”, maintained Ms. Azoulay, flagging that “for more than seven decades, UNESCO has supported mother-language-based, multilingual approaches to education and a better understanding of intercultural understandings”.Literacy in the foreThis is also the International Year of Indigenous languages and marks the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Special Needs Education, where the  Salamanca Statement on Inclusive Education was adopted.The Day is being celebrated worldwide to promote literacy as part of the right to education, as well as a foundation for individuals’ empowerment and inclusive and sustainable development. With the specific theme of ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’, it offers an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of the language and its diversity for individuals and society.“UNESCO prompts you to rethink literacy in our contemporary world as part of the right to education and a means to create more inclusive and linguistically and culturally diverse societies”, concluded the UNESCO chief. In her message for the day, Audrey Azoulay pointed out that there are some 7,000 living languages being spoken today, and called them “instruments for communication, engagement in lifelong learning, and participation in society and the world of work”. “They are also closely linked with distinctive identities, cultures, worldviews and knowledge systems”, she continued. “Embracing linguistic diversity in education and literacy is, therefore, a key part of developing inclusive societies that respects ‘diversity’ and ‘difference’, upholding human dignity”. Hundreds of millions of people around the world –mostly women– don’t know how to read or write properly, missing out on a basic life skill. On #LiteracyDay and every day, let’s continue pushing for quality education so that no one is left behind.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 8, 2019 read more


Christian girl fostered in Muslim home can rejoin family judge rules

first_imgMr Justice Haddon-Cave, ruling in the BBC’s favour, described Mr Begg as “an extremist Islamic speaker who espouses extremist Islamic positions”.NRS Foster Care Recruitment, which organised the workshop on behalf of Lewisham council, said it had no idea that Mr Begg had been branded an extremist and said he was not involved in the event. A five-year-old girl who was placed in the foster care of two Muslim households has been reunited with her family after a court ruled she could live with her grandmother.The child had been placed with a carer who allegedly wears a burka when accompanying her in public.Crisis-ridden Tower Hamlets council in London had faced criticism after confidential local authority reports suggested one of the girl’s foster carers removed her Christian cross necklace and suggested she should learn Arabic.At a family court hearing on Tuesday, a judge said it would be in the child’s best interests to let her live with a member of family who could meet her needs “in terms of ethnicity, culture and religion”, The Times reported.Judge Khatun Sapnara, herself a Muslim, allowed a reporter to be admitted after security staff initially tried to remove the journalist from the building.The judge said newspaper reports had raised “very concerning” matters of “legitimate public interest”. The lawyer representing the local authority told the court that when the girl first became the responsibility of the council there had been no white British foster carers available.The girl will continue to meet regularly with her mother under the supervision by council staff until a final arrangement as to her care is reached. Tower Hamlets is one of the most diverse parts of the countryCredit:Rex  Tower Hamlets Shakeel Begg Tower Hamlets Council said it disputed some of the claims in the case, including that the family spoke no English, and it said that the family was of mixed race, but was “legally restricted” from discussing them further.  Imam Shakeel Begg, whose mosque is the Lewisham Islamic Centre Shakeel Begg speaking at a protest event in 2009 Shakeel Begg at a protest event in 2009 “We have no control over who may or may not be at information sessions,” said a spokesman.Mr Begg was unavailable for comment. He has in the past contested the High Court decision. A spokesman said the council had “always been working towards the child being looked after by a family member and will continue to do so”. Amid the growing row over the child’s care arrangements, The Telegraph can disclose that an extremist Islamic preacher helped in the recruitment of foster parents.The imam, Shakeel Begg, hosted a workshop for would-be foster carers just months after the High Court ruled him an “extremist Islamic speaker” who had “promoted and encouraged religious violence”. The event was organised on behalf of the London borough of Lewisham as part of a drive to find more Muslims willing to foster children.His mosque, the Lewisham Islamic Centre was chosen as the venue for a workshop “on the importance and need of foster carers in the Muslim community” in March this year.A photograph from the event posted on the mosque’s website shows the gathering being addressed by Mr Begg.Mr Begg had just a few months earlier lost a High Court libel case against the BBC which accused him of promoting extremism. 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.last_img read more


Minimum basic salary for public servants now 64200

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt approves 0.5 – 7% salary increase for public servantsNovember 21, 2018In “latest news”Govt announces pay increase, new minimum wage for public servantsOctober 19, 2017In “latest news”‘Meat for the boys, bone for the workers’ – Rohee on proposed 10% salary increase for public servantsAugust 30, 2016In “Local News” During his 2019 Budget presentation in the National Assembly this afternoon, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced that the minimum basic salary for public servants has now been increased to $64,200, up from $60,000 per month.The scaled salary increases for Government employees range from seven percent for persons making under $100,000 to 0.5 percent for persons making more than $1m.The Minister announced that persons earning less than $100,000 a month will receive a seven per cent increase.  Those earning between $100,000 and $299,999 will get an increase of 6.5 per cent, while those in the $300,000 to $499,999 range will get a five per cent increase. Those earning between $500,000 and $699,999 a month will have their salaries increased by three per cent. Those in the $700,000 to $799,999 range will be eligible for an increase of two per cent, while those earning $800,000 to $999,999 will get one per cent in increases and those with a $1 million salary and above will get a 0.5 per cent increase.These increases do not apply to teachers, University of Guyana employees, Government Ministers and Members of Parliament. It does, however, apply to the Disciplined Services, including the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force.Minister Jordan also announced that the back pay for these current increases will be retroactive from January 2018 and will be paid out tax free. Teachers’ back pay will also be tax free.Budget 2019 is being presented under the theme: ’Transforming the economy, empowering people, building sustainable communities for the good life’.This is the fifth budget of the Coalition Government since it took office in May 2015. read more


Nokia déçu par les panneaux solaires sur ses téléphones

first_imgNokia déçu par les panneaux solaires sur ses téléphonesLe constructeur a expérimenté des modèles de téléphones pourvus de panneaux solaires aux quatre coins du globe. Mais les résultats ne convainquent pas pour le moment l’entreprise à développer le procédé.Cet été, Nokia a expérimenté un nouveau procédé d’alimentation de ses mobiles, l’énergie solaire. L’entreprise a mis cinq mobiles en circulation aux quatre coins du globe, précisément deux au cercle arctique, un au Kenya, un en Suède et le dernier en pleine mer Baltique indique Clubic. Seulement, les test effectués par Nokia n’ont pas été assez concluants en l’Etat pour développer rapidement ce procédé. À lire aussiCoeur, embryon et panneau solaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 aoûtComme l’indique le blog officiel de la marque: “Ces tests ont montré que le rechargement d’un téléphone mobile simplement en utilisant un panneau solaire au dos de l’appareil est possible mais difficile.” Les différentes locations ont fait apparaître de grandes disparités. Au Kenya, un téléphone exposé en continu au soleil pendant 12 heures par jour pendant 59 jours a permis de gagner 20 heures de communication et 41 jours en veille. En Europe, pour 16 heures d’exposition quotidienne, le mobile n’a gagné qu’1H20 de temps de communication et 22 jours de veille. Enfin sur une exposition solaire théorique de 24 heures par jour dans le cercle arctique, 19 heures auraient réellement permis la recharge des appareils.Le mode de vie et d’utilisation du mobile influe clairement sur les résultats produits, ainsi que la position géographique de son détenteur. Au Kenya, le téléphone est plus exposé que dans l’Hémisphère Nord, là où il est utilisé plus intensivement. Le panneau solaire constitue pour Nokia un trop gros inconvénient dans une utilisation nomade par rapport à la batterie Lithium. Le chemin vers des appareils entièrement écologiques est donc encore long en raison de nos besoins bien trop importants en énergie.Le 7 janvier 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Silence Breakers named Time magazines Person of the Year

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — The “Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.Numerous women have spoken out publicly since October about sexual misconduct by dozens of high-profile men in entertainment, media, business and sports. Time praised those who have given “voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable.” The magazine’s cover features Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, Susan Fowler and others who say they have been harassed.Time’s announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was fired last week amid harassment allegations. “Today” host Savannah Guthrie acknowledged Wednesday that this year’s winner hits “close to home” and mentioned Lauer by name.Women who spoke out, initially against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and then others, helped to spawn the #MeToo movement, with millions of people telling stories of sexual misconduct on social media.The tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts began after actress-activist Alyssa Milano followed on a suggestion from a friend of a friend on Facebook and tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours. #MeToo was actually founded by activist Tarana Burke a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence. Milano has said she wasn’t aware of Burke’s contributions when she made her initial tweet and has since publicly credited her.last_img read more

Report West Ham unlikely to sell Arnautovic Chicharito

first_imgWest Ham will reportedly not sell both Marko Arnautovic and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez during this month’s transfer windowArnautovic has been subject to a £35m from Chinese champions Shanghai SIPG for the past week with reports suggesting that a fresh bid of £45m will be lodged.The Austrian forward’s agent and brother, Danijel, has already declared that they wish to go ahead with the move to China with the likes of Ian Wright urging the club to allow it.Meanwhile, Chicharito has been strongly linked with a transfer to Valencia who are now short of options up front following their decision to terminate Michy Batshuayi’s loan deal from Chelsea.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Los Che allegedly want to sign Chicharito on a loan deal until the end of the current season.But the Evening Standard claims that West Ham are uninterested in loaning out Chicharito and do not want to part with the Mexican striker.The Hammers would rather not let either Chicharito or Arnautovic leave this month as that will give them little time to find a suitable replacement with the injury-prone Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez their only remaining strikers.last_img read more

VIDEO Villa feels at home with Vissel Kobe

first_imgThe Spanish footballer has recently joined Japanese League club, Vissel Kobe, as he is reunited with former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in this adventure.David Villa and Andres Iniesta played together with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga tournament, and also with the Spain national team.And the 37-year-old has been reunited with his former teammate, as Villa has recently signed for Japanese League team Vissel Kobe.“I’m glad that people love me for the step I’ve taken here,” Villa told a reporter in Los Angeles.“It was the main objective before coming. Having an impact on people by the things that I have left inside and outside the field at a professional level.”“I was the one who took a little bit of the decision that a stage was over, that I had to leave and that’s how I felt,” he said about leaving the Major League Soccer (MLS).“New York City FC has always shown me a lot of affection. I referred to when I decided to leave New York City FC, and Kobe came with that love.”“I do not compare the affection of NYCFC with Kobe because I had already decided to leave NYCFC. Rather it is that the clubs that at that moment wanted to hire me when I decided to leave NYCFC, Vissel Kobe was the one that showed me the most affection,” he clarified.In Los Angeles @vissel_kobe footballer @Guaje7Villa explained how he decided to move to the @J_League. Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— (@ronaldocomint) January 27, 2019Villa, Andres Iniesta, and Lukas Poldoski will take part of Kobe’s Southern California tour.They will play against Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) on January 31st, then on February 2nd against Toronto FC.They will also take on second-division side Orange County Soccer Club on February 5th and will end their tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a site and date to be announced.In Los Angeles @vissel_kobe footballer @Guaje7Villa talks about what the Southern California Tour will mean for his team.— (@ronaldocomint) January 27, 2019last_img read more

Wonderfront Music Festival coming to San Diego in November 2019

first_img Posted: March 28, 2019 Wonderfront Music Festival coming to San Diego in November 2019 KUSI Newsroom March 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A highly anticipate music & arts festival is coming to San Diego this November.One of the festival’s co-founders, Ernie Hahn, told us everything we need to know about the upcoming Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival on Good Morning San Diego.Wonderfront’s press release announcing the described it as:3 Days of Music, 70+ Bands, 7+ Stages, Culinary Delights, and Immersive Arts Experiences All Along the Downtown San Diego WaterfrontTuesday, March 19, 2019 — San Diego, CA — Descending upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego – “where the city meets the sea” – on November 22, 23, and 24, 2019 is THE WONDERFRONT FESTIVAL, the highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 70+ band, 3-day music, culinary, and arts festival.The brainchild of seasoned industry veterans, Paul Thornton of Tag Presents, and Ernie Hahn current GM and partner at Pechanga Arena, this event has been 8 years in the making and no stone has gone unturned in its launch. The two have more than 50 years combined experience producing events in the live entertainment industry, with deep roots and relationships in the San Diego market.The festival will feature more than 70 musical acts on 7+ different stages, spread across the various parks and piers along the Port in downtown San Diego, from South Embarcadero up to Broadway Pier. “At most major festivals, they take you out of the city and lock you in,” says Managing Partner, Paul Thornton. “This is a complete flip of that model, where the fans will be immersed in a downtown environment, with the ability to move in and out of the festival venues to dine, shop, take a break at their hotel, visit attractions, all without leaving the festival experience.”“This festival is going to be three days of energy and fun for residents and visitors alike that will activate our amazing waterfront like never before. It’s going to bring thousands of concertgoers that will fill our hotels, shops and restaurants while they enjoy all that San Diego has to offer,” says San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer.The musical lineup will be announced around late April with tickets expected to go on sale in early May and will include major mainstream talent, including rock, indie rock, EDM, reggae, hip hop, alternative, country and Americana, popular Latin programming, and emerging breakout artists from all genres.In addition to a spectacular lineup, the festival will also include many experiences that celebrate a sense of discovery and fun, including music, arts, craft beer tasting, sumptuous culinary experiences, film and other cultural “festivals within a festival.”“It’s massive. When you’re booking 70 plus bands across 7 or more stages, in addition to all the after parties we’ll be doing downtown, and the element of being on the water, with a water taxi system moving people around with performers and bars on the water, and also yacht parties. It’s so much more than just music and that’s what’s going to make the experience so unique. We will have amazing food and drinks, games and activities, waterfront dining, art installations, street performers and theater groups.There’s a lot of work to this but the experience is going to be unparalleled,” according to Paul Thornton who has been actively booking top tier and emerging talent for the event.“This is really special for me because a big part of the Gaslamp Quarter developing was my grandfather and my father with Horton Plaza,” says Managing Partner, Ernie Hahn. “And that really started the development of what we know as downtown to this day. At the end of the day, this is a festival put on by San Diegans for San Diego first. We want to create the best festival in the world that San Diegans love that involves all the genres and represents the makeup of what San Diego is. We’ve locked down the best festival site in the world and plan to deliver an incredible music festival experience unlike any other.”“Music, art, food and fun connects and inspires us all. The Port of San Diego welcomes the Wonderfront Festival to our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront, where there’s always something different to discover, experience and enjoy,” says Port of San Diego Chairman Garry Bonelli. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Alien Stomper Reebok shoes look like Ripleys vacation kicks

first_img Tags $999 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $59 at eBay Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) 10 Photos Share your voice 1 $155 at Google Express Share your voice Boost Mobile Alien Stompers stompin’ The Cheapskate Apple iPhone XS TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Read Google Home Hub review Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET 7 Turo $60 at Best Buy HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read the AirPods review Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $999 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See it Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Angela Lang/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution.center_img Comment See at Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See at Amazon An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Read DJI Osmo Action preview Best Buy Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. “When you buy it, it’s supposed to feel like you just happen to find this prototype of the shoe 40 years later that was on the ship, that’s why it’s aged and yellowed,” said Reebok footwear designer Chris Hill. Hill combed through original and concept artwork to feed into the details on the kicks. There’s even an early take on the Weylan-Yutani (without the “d”) logo inside the ankle.The new Alien Stompers come with a Stomping Guide that will hopefully help you survive your next space tug crew assignment. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $999 Reebok’s Alien Stomper sneakers are equal-opportunity this year Reebok made Ripley’s Alien Stompers shoes only in men’s sizes Survive Alien Day with this essential extraterrestrial gear (pictures) Read the Rylo camera preview Rylo $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) $299 at Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $6 at Tidal Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Enlarge ImageReebok goes back to the future with its new Alien Stomper shoes. Reebok This year marks the 40th anniversary of Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley battling a xenomorph in the sci-fi classic Alien. Reebok, which designed the super-high tops she wore in the sequel, is once again stepping up to celebrate the franchise with a special-edition pair of Alien Stomper shoes.They’ll be released Friday — April 26 aka Alien Day aka the annual event started by 20th Century Fox to celebrate all things Alien. Reebok’s previous versions were inspired by Ripley’s iconic shoes for actress Sigourney Weaver in Aliens and by the yellow and black Power Loader that she used to fight another xenomorph. The 2019 edition of the shoes is meant to look like a prototype that came before the original pair. The Alien Stomper 40th Anniversary OG mid-top shoes aren’t as dramatic as the super-high tops, but they’re more practical for everyday wear when you’re not fighting for your life on a spaceship. These are an updated version of mids Reebok released in 2015. $520 at HP Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See It Amazonlast_img read more


AVCP Works to Reopen Flight School

first_imgThe Association of Village Council Presidents is working toward reopening their flight School, Yuut Yaqungviat, in Bethel. AVCP President Myron Naneng says bringing back the flight school is part of an economic development strategy.Download Audio“Jobs, jobs , jobs, that are provided as an opportunity for many of our young people within our region and other parts of the state that may want to become pilots,” said Naneng.Originally opened in 2003, AVCP closed the flight school last fall, citing diminished federal funding and high operating costs. AVCP is now pursuing a new funding plan as a Regional Training Center, and is currently building new energy efficient housing for students with the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. Naneng is seeking partnerships with businesses, which can gain a financial advantage by supporting the training center.“To be able to pursue tax credits that village or regional corporations or businesses that owe taxes to IRS, or the feds or the state, they can reduce their taxes by applying their money to a regional training center,” said Naneng.In the meantime, Naneng hopes to be able to pass funding through Yuut Elitnaurvit, which maintains Regional Training Center status. The new dorms are set to be done this winter, but Naneng doesn’t know when the flight school will start up again, but hopes to have money this winter and begin operations in the new year. He says another region has committed to sending students to Bethel.“We’ve seen like a bout 20 students who are flying commercially throughout the region, and other parts of the state,” Naneng said. “It’s getting to the point where other parts of the state are saying if you can produce pilots in your region, why can’t we send them to your flight school and produce our own commercial pilots that could fly in our region?”last_img read more


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan If Im blessed with good looks so be it

first_imgInstagramEver since we have known her, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been a woman of glamour, elegance and panache. One of the most beautiful faces in the world, Aishwarya has always been a head-turner. Stories of comparisons, competitions, insecurities among contemporaries around Aishwarya Rai have always made headlines. Though the diva may choose not to speak on such issues now, there was a time when she did, and how!Back in 1999, Aishwarya spoke at length about her beauty and the problems that come with it in an interview with Filmfare. As per a report in Cosmopolitan, when Aishwarya was asked if her beauty ever came in her way and didn’t let her get the recognition she deserved as an actor, Aish had said, “Look, I can’t fight the looks I’ve been born with. If I’m blessed with good looks, so be it. But for Pete’s sake, don’t knock my hard work, my professionalism. I’m only three-films-old. I haven’t given any of my directors any reason to complain.”Aishwarya had further said, “Some of the actresses have a right to feel bad and say, ‘So, here’s this Jill-come-lately who thinks no end of herself just because she won the title of Miss World.’ I don’t mean to be condescending at all but the fact is that I was a known face even before I joined the movies. I have an International honour to my credit! I don’t mean to be patronising, but the truth is that everyone will have to live with the fact that I am Aishwarya Rai. I’m not fighting my genes, my good fortune or my own achievements. Perhaps the fact that I got top projects… because top film-makers wanted to work with me… must have annoyed some of the leading actors.”Ouch! That must have hurt.last_img read more

Internet Explorer security update KB4483187 released

first_imgInternet Explorer security update KB4483187 released by Martin Brinkmann on December 19, 2018 in Internet Explorer – Last Update: December 20, 2018 – 11 commentsMicrosoft released a security update for Internet Explorer on December 19, 2018 that patches a security issue in the scripting engine.Microsoft describes the issue in the following way:A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer.The issue is filed under CVE-2018-8653. The Security Advisory page for CVE-2018-8653 offers additional details. The vulnerability could be used by attackers to execute arbitrary code in the user context if exploited successfully.If a user has administrative rights, the attacker would get these rights as well; this would allow the attacker to install and run software, and modify system settings among other things.It appears, from the description, that it is enough to open a specifically prepared website in Internet Explorer to get infected.Woody thinks so, too.The security issue affects Internet Explorer 11, 10 and 9 on all supported client and server versions of Windows. In particular, it fixes the issue on devices running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, and Windows Server 2008 and 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2019.The update is available as a cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Windows. Microsoft enabled the update on Windows Update already but it can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.Microsoft Update Catalog website link:Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 und 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows Embedded: KB4483187Windows 10 version 1793: KB4483230Windows 10 version 1803: KB4483234Windows 10 version 1809: KB4483235Note that it is not recommended to run a “check for updates” on Windows Update as it may deliver updates that you don’t want installed on the device; this may be a new feature update for Windows 10.The cumulative Internet Explorer security update has a known issue that affects devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. The “About Internet Explorer 11” dialog box shows KB4470199 from December 11, 2018 and not the new update.Microsoft notes that users may confirm that the system is patched by checking that jscript.dll has the version 5.8.9600.19230. The file is located under C:\Windows\System32\jscript.dllSummaryArticle NameInternet Explorer security update KB4483187 releasedDescriptionMicrosoft released a security update for Internet Explorer on December 19, 2018 that patches a security issue in the scripting engine.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


Rajiv Mishra

first_imgOTM Mumbai is great platform for us and we got a very good B2B response from here. We are getting good business from abroad as well as domestic, especially from Maharashtra and Gujarat. We are in OTM for business purpose, for improvement of our branding and business.last_img