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Ontario man charged in theft of 200 frozen turkey pot pies from

first_imgINGERSOLL, Ont. – Police in southwestern Ontario say they’ve arrested an alleged pie thief, but 200 pies are still missing.Last week, police said they were investigating after frozen turkey pot pies were reported stolen from a church in Ingersoll, Ont.They say the individual serving pies were taken from the church freezer between May 15 and May 21.OPP say they’ve charged a 33-year-old Ingersoll man with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.Const. Stacey Culbert says the pies were not recovered.The investigation is continuing, and OPP are looking to speak to anyone who may have information relating to the theft.last_img


Quebec First Nations seeking more documents from Ottawa on education bill

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL) is demanding additional internal documents from Ottawa linked to the controversial First Nation education bill as part of its ongoing Federal Court case against the Harper government.The AFNQL made the request via letter on Sept. 30. The federal government has until the end of the month to respond.The latest request follows Ottawa’s surprise filing on Sept. 10 of a previously undisclosed document which outlined the framework for Bill C-33, the First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act. The document was signed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and former Assembly of First nations national chief Shawn Atleo.The emergence of the document forced the AFNQL to reassess its legal strategy which led to the postponement of a planned hearing last month.The Quebec-based First Nation organization launched its Federal Court action last February seeking a judicial review of Ottawa’s consultation process leading to the tabling of Bill C-33.Zachary Davis, the lawyer for the AFNQL, sent the letter to Justice Canada lawyer Eric Gingras requesting four categories of documents from Ottawa. The documents requested include “discussions papers,” background explanations, analyses and policy options related to Bill C-33 and its tabling.According to Davis’ letter, the First Nation organization is seeking documents on Valcourt’s recommendations to cabinet around the decision to table Bill C-33, the consultation process for the proposed bill and the policy behind it.The AFNQL is also seeking documents sent to individuals outside the federal cabinet that discussed the bill, its tabling and the consultation process. In addition, the AFNQL wants all documents, including correspondence, meeting minutes and any drafts related to an agreement on Bill C-33.Currently, the bill remains in limbo after the Assembly of First Nations chiefs voted to reject the proposed Act. The Harper government had tied $1.9 billion in funding to Bill C-33.Chiefs rejected the bill because they felt it gave too much power to the minister over First Nation read more


Arriving in Myanmar UN envoy focuses on sustainable development

The United Nations recently welcomed the decision by Myanmar’s President Thein Sein to grant amnesty and set free a significant number of prisoners of conscience, and acknowledged other reform measures, including dialogue between the Government and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.Special Adviser Vijay Nambiar told participants at a conference on development and policy options in Naypyitaw, the capital, that this is a crucial time for the country as it has the opportunity to address many development issues that will shape its future.“Since the launch of the reform agenda, we have seen progress in various areas,” Mr. Nambiar said. “The challenges ahead are many and complex. The reform agenda might be ambitious, but it is achievable,” he said, adding that participation, partnerships and solidarity – not only between Myanmar’s various sectors but also with other countries – would be key factors for success.Mr. Nambiar also stressed the importance of Myanmar focusing on achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as implementing measures that facilitate sustainable development in the country.“Development is not sustainable unless it is equitable. In Myanmar, this entails equal access for all peoples in both central and border regions,” he said. “Investment in development is also the best prevention against social strife. Both State and society therefore have a stake in improving living standards as necessary conditions for the country’s unity and progress,” Mr. Nambiar added. He reiterated the UN’s commitment to support Myanmar in implementing new measures and helping it “catch up with the changing world,” as stated by Mr. Sein.“As the country builds on the steps taken so far, Myanmar should not be denied any longer the support and opportunity to serve its people better and build the economic conditions for durable peace and stability,” Mr. Nambiar said.Ajay Chhibber, Assistant Administrator for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) echoed Mr. Nambiar’s remarks, citing the country’s recent progress in various development indicators such as health and education, and adding that these advances must be built on to keep the momentum of recent reforms. 13 February 2012The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Myanmar arrived in the country today for a five-day visit in which he will meet with Government authorities, political parties and civil society representatives, as the Asian nation moves ahead with planned reforms. read more


Mainstream Starbucks indie Rodarte find common coffee ground

by News Staff Posted Oct 10, 2012 2:46 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Not expecting the indie fashion darlings of Rodarte and the in-every-neighbourhood coffee retailer Starbucks to be in the same sentence, let alone the same stores?They will be, come Nov. 13.Starbucks Corp. tapped sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy as its next design partners for a series of limited-edition products for the holiday season. There’ll be Rodarte-designed gift cards, tote bags, cup sleeves and mug. The signature pattern features a pixelated checkerboard of grey, white and silver set against different shades of green.For the design duo, it’s a chance to put their name out to a new audience. Laura Mulleavy said designing the products came fairly easy, especially since they are daily coffee drinkers, but it was a challenge to adapt to the small surface of the gift card. Mainstream Starbucks, indie Rodarte find common (coffee) ground AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Baloney Meter Brad Wall could challenge any federal carbon tax on Crown

by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 28, 2016 5:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – “We would constitutionally challenge any attempt by a federal government to impose a tax on, for example, a government Crown (corporation) like SaskPower or SaskEnergy. This does not come into play with the private sector, but it does with respect to government entities, we believe. And we would challenge it.” — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall.—The federal government has started working with the provinces and territories on a national plan to cut emissions, an effort that includes putting a price on carbon across the country.But while provincial leaders have offered varying degrees of support for such a push — including those that have already established their own carbon-pricing systems — some like Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall have argued the timing isn’t right.Wall told the CBC last week that he’s already asked government lawyers to prepare for a constitutional challenge should Ottawa act unilaterally to impose a carbon tax. His remarks followed recent comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterating his goal to set a national price on carbon.Wall, the most vocal opponent of carbon taxation among the premiers, argued that governments cannot tax other governments or their Crown corporations.Would Saskatchewan have grounds to launch a constitutional challenge if Ottawa tried to impose a carbon tax on its provincial Crown corporations?Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).This one earns a rating of “no baloney” — the statement is completely accurate. Here’s why:THE FACTSThe federal Liberals won last year’s election on a platform that vowed to provide “national leadership” while engaging with the provinces and territories to reduce pollution by putting a price on carbon.“We will work together to establish national emissions-reduction targets and ensure that the provinces and territories have targeted federal funding and the flexibility to design their own policies to meet these commitments, including their own carbon pricing policies,” the Liberal platform says.The feds, provinces and territories agreed in March to set aside their deep divisions over carbon pricing and work together toward the country’s first national consensus on climate policy.The deal called for first ministers to meet again this fall after four working groups reported back on broad policy areas. The aim, Trudeau said at the time, was to finalize “a pan-Canadian plan” to fight climate change.Trudeau also acknowledged that obstacles lay ahead for himself and the premiers.In recent weeks, the issue has re-emerged following public remarks by Trudeau and federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.Trudeau told the CBC last week that his government was looking to put a “strong price on carbon right across the country.”Earlier this month, McKenna rejected criticism that carbon pricing was simply another tax.“What it is, is pricing pollution — we need to be doing this,” McKenna said July 15 in Toronto.“It doesn’t discriminate: It just says you will pay less if you pollute less.”That same day, McKenna also told Bloomberg that the country will have a national price on carbon emissions by the end of the year.The remarks prompted Wall, who argues Saskatchewan already has a price on carbon with its carbon capture and storage technology, to send a warning to Ottawa in case it’s thinking about imposing a solution on the provinces.Wall threatened to launch a constitutional challenge on the basis that governments cannot tax other governments or their Crown corporations.WHAT THE EXPERTS SAYAs a general principle of Canadian constitutional law, governments cannot tax one another, as Wall suggested, said Eric Adams, an associate law professor at the University of Alberta.Crown corporations that are government “agents” are also protected from being taxed by another government, he added.Since all of Saskatchewan’s Crown corporations are agents of the province, Wall could challenge the federal government if Ottawa tries to tax them. Even the 2015-16 annual report for Saskatchewan’s Crown Investments Corp. states they’re “not subject to federal and provincial income taxes.”“Yes, it’s certainly possible,” Adams said when asked if Wall could mount a legal challenge, before noting that other factors make it a rather tricky field of constitutional law.“That’s the easy part. The complicated part is that governments, through a number of agreements with one another, decide to pay various taxes for various purposes in different scenarios.”If Wall fights back to avoid paying a carbon tax on his province’s Crown corporations, Adams said Ottawa could respond by, for example, exiting any intergovernmental taxation deals they have under which the feds have agreed to pay Saskatchewan taxes.Still, if any legal battle is going to take place over pricing carbon, it would depend whether or not it’s characterized as a tax or a regulation of greenhouse gases, Adams said. In some cases, provincial Crown corporations may also be immune to federal regulation.“I suspect that the federal government is well aware of the constitutional limitations of its taxation power … and I’m sure it’s taking steps to characterize its carbon taxation in a way that’s going to be able to apply to provincial Crown corporations,” he said.“Now, whether that’s successful or not may ultimately be decided by a judge…. Sometimes it’s political negotiation in the shadow of the law, as we say, that actually finds a solution to this kind of impasse before the challenge becomes full blown.”Jack Mintz, a tax-policy expert for the University of Calgary, agreed that Wall could very likely challenge a federal carbon tax imposed on his province’s Crown corporations.Mintz said such a situation could become even messier if the federal government characterized a price on carbon as a regulation. The environment, he noted, is a joint federal-provincial power and the provinces have jurisdiction over their resources.“The devil is in the details,” Mintz said.“If it’s more like a consumer tax, it’s OK, I think. But I don’t think you can do that with a carbon tax because it’s not meant to be solely a tax on consumers, it’s also a tax on businesses and others.”THE VERDICTSince Crown corporations like SaskPower and SaskEnergy are legislated as agents of the province, it’s entirely possible Wall could launch litigation to ensure they remain exempt from a federally imposed carbon tax, experts say.It’s likely a judge would ultimately decide on any court case, but that wouldn’t mean that Wall couldn’t mount a challenge.For those reasons, Wall’s threat of taking Ottawa to court to protect his Crown corporations from a carbon tax contains no baloney.METHODOLOGYThe Baloney Meter is a project of The Canadian Press that examines the level of accuracy in statements made by politicians. Each claim is researched and assigned a rating based on the following scale:No baloney — the statement is completely accurateA little baloney — the statement is mostly accurate but more information is requiredSome baloney — the statement is partly accurate but important details are missingA lot of baloney — the statement is mostly inaccurate but contains elements of truthFull of baloney — the statement is completely inaccurate Baloney Meter: Brad Wall could challenge any federal carbon tax on Crown corps read more


Geneva conference on Syria set for January UN chief announces

“This is a mission of hope,” Mr. Ban said addressing journalists at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Mr. Ban called the upcoming conference, known as “Geneva II”, a “vehicle for a peaceful transition” that fulfills the legitimate aspirations of all the Syrian people for freedom and dignity, and which guarantees safety and protection to all communities in Syria. The goal of Geneva II would be to achieve a political solution to the conflict through a comprehensive agreement between the Government and the opposition for the full implementation of the Geneva communiqué, adopted after the first international meeting on the issue on 30 June 2012.The communiqué, which has been endorsed by the UN Security Council, lays out key steps in a process to end the violence. Among these, the establishment – based on mutual consent – of a transitional governing body with full executive powers, including over military and security entities.“I expect all partners and parties to demonstrate their support for constructive negotiations,” Mr. Ban said. “All must show vision and leadership.” He added that it would be “unforgiveable” not to seize this opportunity and reiterated that the conflict remains “the world’s greatest threat to peace and security” which can only be solved through political means.The fighting has killed more than 100,000, driven almost nine million from their homes, left countless missing and detained, and terrible violations of human rights, Mr. Ban said.In addition, it continues to send tremors through the region and has forced unacceptable burdens on Syria’s neighbors, he stressed.Mr. Ban urged all parties to begin working now and take steps to help the conference succeed, “including toward the cessation of violence, humanitarian access, release of detainees and return of Syrian refugees and internally displaced to their homes”. The UN chief expressed his “profound gratitude” to the initiating states, the Governments of Russia and the United States, as well as to other Member States and to the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi. Speaking to the press from Geneva, Mr. Brahimi echoed the Secretary-General’s call for action now to end the conflict. “We very strongly appeal to the Syrian Government and the opposition not to wait for the conference, to [take] some confidence-building measures, diminish the violence, release prisoners and detainees of all sorts.”As for the conference itself, he said that while the list of invitees was being finalized – telling reporters that Iran and Saudi Arabia would be among the possible participating delegations – the UN was asking both Damascus and the opposition to name their delegations as soon as possible. “This conference is really for the Syrians to come to Geneva and talk to one another and, hopefully, start a credible, workable, effective peace process for their country.” What Mr. Brahimi could confirm was that the National Coalition will play a very important role in forming the [opposition] delegation. “Not all the people who want to come to Geneva will be able to come but they should know that this is not an event, this is a process,” he said, adding that all those wishing to participate in rebuilding “the new republic of Syria will be able to do so in the course of the process.” read more


UNAIDS millions receiving HIV treatment globally through accelerated and focused response

Citing “extraordinary” progress in HIV prevention and response in the last 15 years, a new United Nations report found that many countries are adopting the Fast-Track Strategy developed by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which allows more people to receive timely treatment for HIV, in an effort to end AIDS by 2030, as part of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.“Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment. We need to do it just one more time to break the AIDS epidemic and keep it from rebounding,” said the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, in a news release. According to the report titled ‘Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030,’ launched ahead of World AIDS Day, more than 50 communities, cities and countries are using innovative approaches to reach more people with comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services. It highlighted the need to use better data to map and reach people in the places where the most new HIV infections occur, in order to end AIDS as a public health threat. Through the report, UNAIDS identified 35 countries that adopted the Fast-Track Strategy, which accounts for 90 per cent of new HIV infections.UNAIDS said that focusing on location, population and programmes will help in meeting specific targets by 2030, such as averting 21 million AIDS-related deaths, 28 million new HIV infections and 5.9 million new infections among children.“Today, we have more HIV prevention options than ever before. And with better data, we can become better match makers, finding the right prevention options for the right people,” said Mr Sidibé highlighting efforts made by countries gearing up to double the number of people accessing HIV treatment by 2020.At present, the report states that an estimated 15.8 million people are receiving HIV treatment or antiretroviral therapy, which is double the number from five years ago, through the Fast-Track Strategy, which uses data to fine-tune the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people left behind.UNAIDS said that the fast-track approach will be instrumental in achieving the ‘90-90-90 treatment target’, which ensures that 90 percent of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90 per cent of people who know their HIV-positive status are on treatment and 90 per cent of people on treatment have supressed viral loads.Further, the report found that in 2010, only 7.5 million people received HIV treatment compared to 2.2 million people in 2005 and additionally, at the end of 2014, new HIV infections fell by 35 per cent since the peak in 2000, while AIDS-related deaths fell by 42 per cent since the 2004 peak.The life-changing benefits of antiretroviral therapy mean that people living with HIV are living longer, healthier lives, which has contributed to an increase in the global number of people living with HIV, UNAIDS said, highlighting the importance of improving immediate access to HIV treatment, once diagnosed.Additionally, the report highlighted how high-impact HIV prevention and treatment programmes – such as pre-exposure prophylaxis, voluntary medical male circumcision and sexual and reproductive health services – are being successfully implemented in various locations and for different populations, including adolescent girls and young women and their partners, pregnant women living with HIV, sex workers, transgender people, gay men and other men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs.For example, the report found that Kenya reached more female sex workers with a comprehensive package of HIV services and reduced the number of HIV infections among sex workers through nationwide mapping of the country.At the same time, the report shows that areas with fewer numbers of people living with HIV and lower HIV prevalence are more likely to have discriminatory attitudes than areas that have more cases of HIV as education and understanding about HIV are usually higher in countries where HIV is more prevalent and where more people are receiving treatment.Lastly, the report demonstrated how countries can redistribute resources to improve access to HIV prevention and treatment services by adopting the fast-track approach and front-loaded investments, as this aids in closing gaps faster and save resources in order to meet targets by 2020.“Everyone has the right to a long and healthy life,” Mr Sidibé said. “We must take HIV services to the people who are most affected, and ensure that these services are delivered in a safe, respectful environment with dignity and free from discrimination.”The UNAIDS report comes just days ahead of World AIDS Day, celebrated around the world on 1 December each year and used to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories, such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. read more


Cambridge University launches inquiry into slave trade links and historic racism

King Leopold II of Belgium (1835 - 1909), under whom Belgium became a colonial power Other universities have also sought to renounce their imperial pasts following Oxford’s Rhodes Must Fall campaign The following year, Jesus College at Cambridge took down a bronze cockerel statue which had been looted during a British colonial expedition to Nigeria in the 19th century, after students asked for it to be repatriated.Other universities have also sought to renounce their imperial pasts in recent years.  In 2016, Queen Mary University of London quietly removed a foundation stone laid by King Leopold II amid student complaints that he was a “genocidal colonialist”. Harvard Law School replaced its official crest, because of its links to an 18th-century slave owner, following five months of demonstrations and sit-ins by students.  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. King Leopold II of Belgium (1835 – 1909), under whom Belgium became a colonial power Other universities have also sought to renounce their imperial pasts following Oxford's Rhodes Must Fall campaign An advisory group of eight academics, who have been appointed to lead the inquiry,  will recommend “appropriate ways to publicly acknowledge” historic links to slavery which could include a making some form of statement or apology. The review will focus on the central University’s links to slavery, but it is likely that individual Colleges will follow suit and conduct their own research.Earlier this year, St John’s College, Oxford posted a job advert a researcher to work on a project called St John’s and the Colonial Past, a role which would involve finding “connections between the college and colonialism”. Cambridge University could issue an apology for historic racism after its vice-Chancellor launched an inquiry into how the 800-year-old institution benefited from the slave trade.Researchers have been commissioned to pour over the university’s archives to how much it gained from the “Atlantic slave trade and other forms of coerced labour during the colonial era”.  The two-year inquiry will examine whether financial bequests made to departments, libraries and museums were made possible from the profits of slavery.It will also probe how far Cambridge academics “reinforced and validated race-based thinking between the 18th and early 20th Century”.It comes after the Rhodes Must Fall movement in 2015 saw students demand the removal of a statue of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College.  Professor Toope, Cambridge’s vice-Chancellor, said he set up the inquiry following the “growing public and academic interest in the links between the older British universities and the slave trade”.  He said it is “only right” that Cambridge should look into “its own exposure to the profits of coerced labour during the colonial period”.Prof Toope, who is Canadian and took up the role as vice-Chancellor in 2017, added: “We cannot change the past, but nor should we seek to hide from it.  “I hope this process will help the University understand and acknowledge its role during that dark phase of human history.” Gill Evans, emeritus professor of medieval theology and intellectual history at Cambridge University, said that launching an inquiry is a “backhanded” approach and risks “messing with history”.She said that given the current “climate of anti-colonialism”, examining historic links with colonialism is “one of the things every university now feels they have to do”.Prof Evans told The Telegraph: “When you look at the actual history is not what it seems. Given the norms of the day, what they thought they were doing is not what it  looks like.“Before you start taking blame the first task is to understand the period, look at what the people who acted at the time actually thought they were doing. Culpability isn’t transferrable from age to age without some nuancing”. read more

RBC Banks on Save The Bays for Teaching Importance of Environment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppRBC Royal Bank today awarded the fast-growing environmental movement Save The Bays a grant for $5,000, praising the organization for its environmental education efforts that mirror the bank’s 10-year, $50 million commitment to making and keeping regional waters fishable, swimmable and drinkable.Pristine waters are also the core values of one of Save The Bays’ major thrusts going forward – Clifton Waterkeeper that will get a small piece of the latest grant.But the lion’s share of the grant will go toward education and it was that arm of Save The Bays that has graduated dozens of young people trained as environmental ambassadors in Grand Bahama that was a magnet for the bank.“RBC Royal Bank in celebration of RBC Blue Water Day is pleased to donate $5,000 to Save The Bays, an organization that believes in creating innovative ways to keep our environment clean while educating individuals to do the same,” said Sharell Carroll, Manager, Corporate Communications, RBC, Bahamas, Cayman and Turks & Caicos Islands.“The RBC Blue Water Project is an innovative, wide-ranging 10-year global commitment to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations.”The donation followed a request from Save The Bays for support of its environmental education programs, including Youth Environmental Ambassadors (YEA). Funds will also go toward a train the trainer leadership program directed by the Centre for Creative Leadership in conjunction with Glover & Associates. According to coordinator and Save The Bays Education Director Joseph Darville, the program is led by Sharon Glover, a world renowned creative and sustainable leadership training professional who donates her time to the leadership development program.“In conjunction with RBC the funds will assist in the training of some 15 young adult facilitators, some of whom will be selected from RBC staff. The Youth Environmental Ambassador Leadership program will be enhanced with a view of establishing this exceptionally successful program in Nassau and the Family Islands,” said Darville. “In this regard RBC will continue to be involved with us as members of their staff are trained and will work with our program to establish a solid core of youthful environmental stewards for safeguarding our sacred heritage way in the future. For that, we are extremely grateful.”According to Save The Bays CEO Vanessa Haley-Benjamin, M.S., the partnership with RBC Royal Bank speaks volumes about the growing awareness of environmental importance. “Corporate and community partnerships such as this one are the way forward for environmental organizations such as Save The Bays as we seek to engage the entire nation in the effort to preserve our natural resources for the benefit of future generations,” said Benjamin. “Support is very important to spreading our message of environmental protection throughout the nation.”“Partnerships with organizations like Save The Bays speak to our commitment to ensuring that our environment is preserved for future generations to come,” said Deborah Zonicle, Market Manager, Products, Marketing & Channels, Bahamas, Cayman and Turks & Caicos Islands. “We also have scheduled tree planting activities with Sadie Curtis Primary school in collaboration with The College of The Bahamas and a beach cleanup activity is scheduled with Save The Bays. We continue to do our part to ensure that we are socially responsible at RBC.” In addition to its educational efforts, Save The Bays is committed to passage of a Freedom of Information act, environmental protection act, accountability for oil pollution, and an end to unregulated development. With nearly 18,000 Facebook friends, the association is the fastest-growing NGO in The Bahamas. RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay RBC & AND Construction make Oseta Jolly playground like new Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Musical Legend KB’s Latest Save The Bays Release ‘Das What Real Bahamians Do’ Tackles the Silent Tough One, the PSA Related Items:cheque, rbc, Save The Bayslast_img read more

Sami Khedira accepts Atalanta deserved to win

first_imgJuventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.last_img read more


Independent living facility operator charged with elder abuse theft and other crimes

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Mara Elliott Posted: September 12, 2019 An independent living facility has been shut down after residents were found living in deplorable conditions. New photos from the city attorney show just how bad those conditions were.The facility owner now faces 22 charges– including ‘willful cruelty to an elder’ and theft.— Hunter Sowards (@huntersowards3) September 12, 2019Thursday, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott released the following information regarding the case:City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced today that the operator of a squalid independent living facility has been charged with willful cruelty to an elder and other crimes related to his housing of vulnerable seniors and dependent adults in a house overrun with trash, rodents, and bed bugs. The case is part of the City Attorney’s crackdown on substandard housing and independent living facilities that violate health and safety laws.Mark Rogers, 59, the operator of the facility, was arraigned yesterday on 22 misdemeanor counts and ordered by the judge to cease operating this facility and any others he runs in San Diego while the case is pending. Superior Court Judge David L. Berry issued a protective order to keep Rogers away from one of the facility’s residents, and ordered Rogers to surrender any firearms by Friday. Rogers operated a single-family home at 5128 Ewing Street in the College Area, which housed 11 residents, nine of whom were either elderly or dependent adults, and one of whom used a wheelchair. Inspectors and investigators from the City Attorney’s Office, the City’s Code Enforcement Division, and the County Environmental Health Vector Control Program visited the property at least six times between November 16, 2018, and June 26, 2019.“Many elderly and dependent residents rely on independent living facilities for housing, and often these facilities are their only alternative to living on the streets,” said City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. “Our office has made it a priority to speak up on behalf of those who are forced to live in squalor, and to hold accountable those who abuse and exploit them.” In late April, two investigators from the City Attorney’s Office found an elderly resident lying naked and disheveled in a bed. The room was full of trash and dirty clothing. Gravely disabled and unable to respond or care for himself, he was transported to a hospital. When inspectors visited again recently, the same resident was back in the home, and again found to be in serious condition. He was hospitalized a second time, and remained in the hospital as of yesterday.Cockroaches and bed bugs were discovered throughout the home, along with rodent feces in various areas, including beds. Inspectors found carbon monoxide detectors that weren’t working, and an improperly installed water heater that was venting toxic gases into the living space. The property had a shed and a patio cover that had been built without permits, and in addition to the general dilapidation of the structure, inspectors reported that the interior of the house smelled of urine. They also found a large amount of trash and debris in the back and side yards, including furniture, appliances, and mattresses.(In a related civil case against Rogers, his attorney unsuccessfully attempted to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent inspectors from the City Attorney’s Nuisance Abatement unit from going onto the property.)On April 15, the City issued to the facility a Notice and Order to Vacate and Repair Substandard Building and Abate Public Nuisance.Subsequently, Rogers evidently enlisted residents to fix up the property, undertaking demolition and repairs without the necessary permits, and then fraudulently billed the property manager for their work. One tenant helped remove unpermitted structures, and another was paid $60 to remove and replace a fence. In both cases, Rogers submitted fabricated invoices to the property manager seeking reimbursement for thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs.He presented one invoice to the property manager indicating he’d paid $3,450 in cash to Santillin Demolition and Removal of San Diego for the removal of the shed and patio cover. He also gave her an invoice for $1,250 from Manuel’s Fencing Repair in El Cajon, again indicating he’d paid the bill in cash. City Attorney’s Office investigators determined that neither business actually existed.Rogers faces 22 misdemeanor charges, including one count of willful cruelty to an elder, three counts of unlawful maintenance of a public nuisance, five counts of using premises without a proper building or electrical permits, three counts of theft, and ten counts of failing to have a Business Tax Certificate from the City (one count for each month since the investigation began, November through April).The City has paid relocation expenses in the amount of $2,700 per person for appropriate housing for the tenants. The City will be seeking reimbursement from Rogers for those costs.There had been a warrant out for Rogers’ arrest, but since he appeared in court yesterday with his attorney, Judge Berry agreed to release Rogers on his own recognizance. The judge ordered Rogers to stay at least 100 yards away from the resident who was hospitalized, and not to contact him. Rogers was also ordered to surrender his firearm, a .45-caliber Glock handgun, and bring proof to the judge Friday morning that it had either been surrendered to law enforcement, sold, or safely stored with a licensed firearm dealer.Judge Berry furthered ordered Rogers to cease operating any independent living facilities, or subletting any properties he owns or leases, within the City of San Diego. He is to return to court for a readiness hearing on October 10. The case will be handled by Deputy City Attorney Cheryl Shitabata in the Special Prosecutions Unit.The City Attorney’s Office is currently investigating a number of similar cases involving substandard housing and independent living facilities.The City Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting our elderly residents. Elder abuse victims often live in desperation, unwilling or unable to seek assistance. They may fear retaliation from their abusers, or are embarrassed by their circumstances, or they fear becoming homeless.To report elder abuse and adult dependent care emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies, contact the San Diego Police Department or another local law enforcement agency. Community members may report code, health and safety, and environmental violations to the City’s Code Enforcement Division at 619-236-5500, or the City Attorney’s Nuisance Abatement Unit at 619-533-5655. KUSI Newsroom, Hunter Sowards Independent living facility operator charged with elder abuse, theft, and other crimes KUSI Newsroom, Hunter Sowards, center_img FacebookTwitter Updated: 4:42 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – City Attorney Mara Elliott has officially announced that Mark Rogers, operator of a squalid independent living facility, has been charged with 22 misdemeanor counts. The elder and dependent residents were exposed to toxic gases, vermin, and bed bugs.The judge ordered him to cease operating the facility and any others that he may run in San Diego while the case is pending. September 12, 2019last_img read more

Work and Pensions Committee supports legislation for collective defined contribution schemes

first_imgThe Work and Pensions Committee has urged the government to legislate to enable the creation of collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes in the UK.The committee has published the recommendations following its inquiry into the possibility of introducing CDC pension schemes into the UK pensions market. The inquiry ran between November 2017 and January 2018, and explored whether CDC arrangements could benefit UK savers, and whether this type of scheme would work cohesively alongside the existing pension freedoms. The inquiry also investigated whether underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could be replaced by CDC schemes, and how potential CDC arrangements could be legislated for and regulated.The inquiry and recommendations are the result of postal organisation Royal Mail reaching an agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to implement a CDC pension scheme as an alternative to its DB arrangement, which closed to future accrual from 31 March 2018.Terry Pullinger, deputy general secretary at the CWU, said: “We are delighted the Select Committee has come out in support of our CDC scheme and has recommended the government introduce the legal changes we need to provide CWU members with a decent wage and security in retirement. Our scheme will be the first of its kind in this country and will provide an exciting and important innovation in pension provision that offers an alternative and not a replacement for DC and DB provision. It is certainly the solution for our members and we will continue to work with all concerned to secure its introduction ASAP.”CDC pension schemes, which are common in countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Canada, and are also known as defined ambition schemes, are not currently offered in the UK.These schemes have a target amount that they will pay out, based on a long-term, mixed-risk investment plan. The aim is to provide an adequate level of index-linked pension for life, but it does not have a contractual guarantee. CDC pension schemes can redefine the benefits they offer subject to circumstances; for example, adverse economic conditions.CDC pensions also do not produce an individual pension pot, but instead invest members’ savings into a larger collective pot which then provides a retirement income. This can influence decision making around pension freedoms, and alter the pension’s risk profile.The Work and Pensions Committee has suggested that the government use its powers under section 32 of the Pensions Act 2011 to amend the statutory definition of money purchase benefits to incorporate collective benefits. This would reassure employers that they will not subsequently be held liable for funding scheme deficits.The committee further stated that CDC pension schemes should be governed by a board of trustees, and be both authorised and supervised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). In addition, the committee recommends that CDC schemes should be required to publish benefit calculation rules, as well as its funding position and strategy, at least annually.In setting up the UK’s first CDC pension scheme, the committee proposes that the government should consult on benefit adjustment and risk sharing policies. This should include: how to achieve inter-generational fairness within CDC schemes; the regime for transfers out of CDC schemes, such as whether they should be permitted once pensions are in payment and whether members transferring out should have to take financial advice; and whether CDC scheme trustees should be required to have a specific qualification.The committee found that CDC pension schemes give organisations the option of providing a good workplace pension to staff without the risk of large long-term pension liabilities. CDC schemes can also enable employees to receive a regular income that is managed collectively, which may even be more generous than a typical defined contribution (DC) arrangement. Offering CDC schemes aligns with pension freedoms and promoting retirement savings, according to the committee.The committee supports the government’s indication that it will enable CDC schemes in a way that allows other organisations to follow suit, and it recommends that the government lay out a swift timetable for this process.Rt Hon Frank Field MP, chair of the Committee, said: “The idea of a ‘new Beveridge’ has been overused and under-delivered during most of the welfare state’s life. But the report published by the Select Committee offers that opportunity for pensions; how to combine decades of individual pension ownership and provision with collective security. The report centres on collective defined contribution schemes specifically in relation to the breakthrough at Royal Mail.”Jon Millidge, chief risk and governance officer at Royal Mail, added: “We are pleased that the committee has expressed its support for CDC and recommends ‘the Government should set out a swift timetable for enacting CDC schemes in the UK’.“As the provider of around one in every 190 jobs in the UK, Royal Mail is committed to delivering the best possible pension arrangements for our people. With the Communication Workers Union (CWU), we have committed in principle to the future introduction of a CDC scheme for all Royal Mail employees, subject to the necessary legislation.“Given the support from this influential committee, and the progress we have made with government in recent months, we hope the government will introduce the legislation required to enable CDC pensions at the earliest opportunity.  We want to be able to offer a CDC scheme to our 141,000 strong workforce as soon as possible.”Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, added: “The noises coming from the [Department for Work and Pensions] suggest they are already supportive of Royal Mail’s efforts to improve pension provision for their staff. Both Royal Mail and the [CWU] see merit in collective pensions for the firm’s employees, but this shouldn’t be confused with this pension blueprint holding universal appeal. CDC pensions offer a target benefit without any guarantee which could be confusing for members and potentially damaging for the pension industry if the targets are not met.“There are uncomfortable similarities with profit pensions of the 80s and 90s which often left policy holders disappointed. Pensions are currently riding high because of the success of the government’s auto-enrolment programme; the last thing we want is anything to damage this. The Work and Pension Select Committee raises several important challenges, such as how to advise on these types of pension, how transfer values should be calculated and if transfers out should be allowed in retirement. These types of pensions provide a retirement income, but without flexibility. Today’s retire-as-you-go generation demand more flexibility from their pension to match their modern working patterns, meaning many could turn their back on CDC pensions when retirement comes.”last_img read more


Nintendo Switch Online adds special versions of Zelda 2 Kirbys Adventure

first_imgYou’ve probably been seeing Kid Icarus protagonist Pit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but the NES game was his first adventure. It’s an old-school 2D platformer with a pretty catchy soundtrack.StarTropics is top-down adventure game that’s notable for being one of the few Nintendo games not released in Japan, despite being made by a Japanese development team. But even with that title not making it to the Japanese service, gamers there again got three games instead of two. Nintendo Switch Now playing: Watch this: See It Video Games Gaming See it Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) $299 $289 2:13 See It How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Walmart 1 $299center_img Tags Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details $309 Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Comment Nintendo shows latest Pokemon game, Sword and Shield News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Share your voice This fight will be easier in the SP version of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. Nintendo/Screenshot by CNET Nintendo Switch Online added another two classic games to its NES selection Tuesday, along with surprise enhancements for an existing pair.Kid Icarus and StarTropics originally hit the NES in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Their addition brings to 35 the number of games in the library of the $20-a-year subscription service, Nintendo said Tuesday.It also added SP modes to Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link and Kirby’s Adventure. The former starts you off with your attack, magic and life all maxed out (so you can easily get through one of the franchise’s tougher entries).Kirby’s Adventure SP gives you immediate access to both the more difficult extra game and a sound test mode. Normally, to get to the extra game, you’d first have to complete Adventure SP. Amazon Best Buy See It Along with Kid Icarus, Japanese subscribers got 1990 strategy game Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and 1985 fighter Yie Ar Kung-Fu. The former was never released outside Japan, but a remake — the more simply titled Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon — came out worldwide in 2009.In January, someone claimed to have looked into the NES Online code strings and discovered evidence of 22 SNES games — potentially revealing Nintendo’s plans for the service.First published March 6 at 5:50 a.m. PT.Updated March 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT: Adds details about SP versions of Zelda and Kirby. Nintendolast_img read more

Biman to carry additional 1263 pilgrims

first_imgFile Photo Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry an additional 1263 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for hajj till 28 August, reports news agency UNB.A Biman official confirmed it to UNB.The total number of pilgrims flown by the national flag carrier this year would be 68,862 pilgrims.Some 127,198 pilgrims were scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia for performing hajj this year according to Bangladesh’s quota.Meanwhile, 951 pilgrims failed to obtain visa.So a total of 126,247 pilgrims from Bangladesh will perform hajj this year.Read more: 12 more hajj flights to ease crisislast_img


Celebrate 43 years of the Pride of Canada Wolverine

first_img Listen bub, this month marks the forty-third anniversary of Wolverine’s introduction to comics in Hulk #181. Created by Len Wein, John Romita Sr., and the late Herb Trimpe, Wolverine went from Hulk antagonist to being one of the most prominent and celebrated characters across all media. It’s for that reason that we should take the time to reflect on this beloved Mutant. One thing that’s always worth noting regarding Wolverine is that he’s gone by more names than almost anyone else ever, fictional or not, that I can think of. From Logan, to James Howlett, to Patch, to Weapon X, even Death; Wolverine has gone by them all!Like many Millennials, my first memorable encounter with Wolverine was with the 90’s X-Men animated series voiced by actual Canadian Cathal J. Dodd. While much of the cartoon still holds up pretty well, I still jokingly use the line, “No! I’m covered with scorpions! Get them off me!” to this day.The second glimpse I got of Wolverine was on a VHS copy of the failed X-Men animated series pilot from the 80’s, “Pryde of the X-Men.” In that version, Wolverine was voiced by American voice actor Patrick Pinney. Patrick also provided the voice of Wolverine in his appearance in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. Curiously, Patrick Pinney gave Wolverine an Australian accent despite the fact that Wolverine is Canadian. Whereas a previous version of Wolverine gave us an Australian accent, when he’s not even Australian. The hands down the most famous actor to play Wolverine is Australian and didn’t give an Aussie accent. That actor of course is Hugh Jackman. Jackman appeared as Wolverine in nine X movies between 2000 and 2017, including the widely critically acclaimed film Logan released earlier this year. He defined the role so thoroughly that it may be quite some time before anyone else tackles the character in a live action movie.So go pop in an X-Men movie, go back and read some Wolverine comics, or go on YouTube and watch Wolverine scream about scorpions for ten minutes straight. There’s no wrong way to show your Canadian Mutant pride!View as: One Page Slides1. Richard Cox2. Amelia Vidal3. Artist Abe4. Alessandra Canzanella5. Ramon Perez6. Max Kiselyov7. Naked Maza Faker8. Andrew Tarusov9. Omtay10. Logan Niblock11. Erika Wagner12. Matt Agoulet13. Jake Kazakos14. Tomato Style15. Justin Peterson16. Armink S.17. Chris Visions18. Renata Castellani19. Brian LevelColors by K Michael Russell20. Ko_Dinae21. Jesse BrayIf dig Jesse’s Logan piece please donate in his name to Code.Org and help support future Geeks.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Enter BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Art CompetitionMCU News: Phase 4 Poster, Spider-Man Theories & More last_img read more

Chondrule evidence suggests ancient lowvelocity collisions between rocky planetesimals and icy bodies

first_imgAn optical image showing magnetite-bearing chondrules studied in this work. Credit: Yves Marrocchi (—A small team of researchers with members from institutions in France and Japan has found evidence in chondrules that suggest their existence came from collisions between planetesimals in the inner part of the solar system and icy bodies on the periphery, approximately four and a half billion years ago. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes their work with two previously found meteorites and their study of the chondrules within them. A picture of the thin section of the Vigarano meteorite that has been used in this study. Credit: Yves Marrocchi Journal information: Science Advances The team built a model to better understand how such collisions could occur and after studying their results theorize that such collisions could have come about due to the presence of a gas giant, such as Saturn or Jupiter—as it formed, it could have caused other objects to be jerked around, resulting in some being flung great distances.The findings by the team suggest that not all chondrules were made from primitive dusk present in the early solar system disk—some may have come about due to collisions. The team plans to continue their study of chondrules looking for evidence that shows that collisions are the main process driving their formation. Explore further Space scientists have been studying meteorites for many years as part of their attempt to understand the nature of the universe—one type, chondrites, hold glassy looking blobs of material in their interior, called chondrules, which come to exist, it is believed, when molten droplets of different types of material cool. Such objects are also believed to belong to a class of some of the oldest known materials in our solar system. In this new effort, the researchers focused on two chondrites named Kaba and Vigarano.In taking a close look at the chondrules within, the researchers found that they were made of sulfide-associated magnetites of magmatic origin, more commonly known as SAMs, something that had never been seen in a chondrule before. This, and their unique shape, the researchers contend, suggests that they could have been created only under conditions where oxidizing was occurring, and the only viable scenario where that could have occurred in the early solar system was where rocky planetesimals left the inner part of the solar system and ventured to its outer reaches where they eventually collided with icy bodies. Such collisions, the team notes, would have been relatively low velocity, because olivines were still present—a high speed collision would have caused such material to vaporize.center_img © 2016 More information: Y. Marrocchi et al. Early scattering of the solar protoplanetary disk recorded in meteoritic chondrules, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601001AbstractMeteoritic chondrules are submillimeter spherules representing the major constituent of nondifferentiated planetesimals formed in the solar protoplanetary disk. The link between the dynamics of the disk and the origin of chondrules remains enigmatic. Collisions between planetesimals formed at different heliocentric distances were frequent early in the evolution of the disk. We show that the presence, in some chondrules, of previously unrecognized magnetites of magmatic origin implies the formation of these chondrules under impact-generated oxidizing conditions. The three oxygen isotopes systematic of magmatic magnetites and silicates can only be explained by invoking an impact between silicate-rich and ice-rich planetesimals. This suggests that these peculiar chondrules are by-products of the early mixing in the disk of populations of planetesimals from the inner and outer solar system. Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided Citation: Chondrule evidence suggests ancient low-velocity collisions between rocky planetesimals and icy bodies (2016, July 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

RollBack Rx is a free Windows Time Machine software thats better than

first_imgRollBack Rx is a free Windows Time Machine software that’s better than System Restore by Ashwin on August 09, 2019 in Software – 28 commentsIf you have used Windows System Restore, you may know that it isn’t always reliable. To make matters worse, it may not even be enabled on some machines by default.RollBack Rx is a free to use Windows Time Machine software which is in many regards better in my opinion. The program is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows XP on including Windows 10.Please note that there is a Home and a Professional version of RollBack Rx. The home version has some limitations, e.g. it limits the total number of snapshots and does not support advanced features such as remote management or multi-drive support. It is completely free on the other hand.The interfaceRollBack Rx has a very straight-forward GUI. The side-panel has 5 tabs, and the right-pane displays the options for the currently selected tab.The Home tab shows a pie-chart of your hard drive’s space (used/free), and also displays information regarding the last snapshot/restore. You will also find 2 options here:Rollback computer – This is the life saver. Use this option to revert to a previously taken snapshot. All it takes is a reboot. You will have an option to create a new snapshot should you wish to return to the current state.New Snapshot – As the name suggests, you can use it to create a new snapshot preserving the current state of your OS.Note: The program creates a baseline snapshot which is quite large. This is the primary snapshot, and all future ones created depend on it and use less space because of that. You can delete the baseline snapshot, but the program will create a new one, the next time you take a snapshot. You don’t need to mess with it.Instant restore has options to Rollback computer (same as above), Recover Files from snapshots, and Explore Snapshot. The last option opens the snapshot as a virtual disk (displayed as a removable drive). You can use it to recover any data that was saved in the snapshot. The Snapshots tab lists all available restore points which were created by RollBack Rx, and lets you manage them. The Event Logs tab is a troubleshooting tool which stores information about events and issues.The Sub-consoleThis is the recovery environment which is available to boot just before Windows starts. You can enter the console using the Home key during boot. It has options to Rollback the computer, take a new snapshot, uninstall the program, access some built-in tools and exit the recovery. It’s very user-friendly, and you will get used to it in no time.You can see from the following screenshot that I restored the computer twice today. I did so once using the Sub-console and once using the Windows program’s interface. I tested them to ensure everything works, and it’s just fine.How does it work?The concept is quite simple. RollBack Rx captures a snapshot of the current state of Windows to be used as a backup. It can be useful when your computer crashes, is throwing out BSODs, fails to boot, or even gets infected by malware. You could even use it to take a snapshot before trying a new program, and in case of issues, just rollback to the previous state.Does this mean my computer will not save files after a reboot? No, that only happens if you manually revert to a previous snapshot from RollBack Rx’s interface. When you reboot the computer normally, it works just like it should with all your data intact.My personal experienceRollBack Rx has been very reliable for me. When I ran into issues/crashes, all I had to do was revert to an older snapshot. The most notable of this was when I installed iTunes on my PC a few days after getting an iPad. Maybe it was a buggy version or something which caused my computer to crash, but I was able to restore it to a previous state.However, I did face a problem with RollBack once. A few years ago, I was trying to update to a new major version of Windows 10 and it always failed. Searching for a fix returned no results (at that time). Though the update process was failing, I wasn’t worried since I had a previous snapshot to revert to. Thank goodness I had RollBack Rx, right? Here’s the funny part.I eventually realized the issue could be related to RollBack Rx. Maybe it was the recovery console preventing the OS from writing the data to the C: drive?. This had never happened before, as I had always been able to update Windows. But when I uninstalled the application, I was able to update Windows as usual. I reinstalled it later, and everything was fine. This happened a long time ago, perhaps in 2016.Fast-forward to 2019, and the issue has an official fix. Click on the tools menu in RollBack’s GUI, select Advanced Settings and enable the option which says “Allow install of Windows Updates that cannot be rolled back”.Note: RollBack Rx disables System Restore when you install it, but you can manually enable it. You should do this right away.Closing WordsRollBack Rx is a handy program for Windows to create snapshots of the system partition so that you may restore the snapshot at a later point in time. It works similarly to using programs to backup the system partition but integrates itself nicely in Windows.While I recommend using RollBack Rx, I would also like to remind you to get into the habit of backing up your data using Windows Backup (or another backup software for Windows such as Acronis or Macrium Reflect or something else) from time to time. There is no harm in having a backup of a backup.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 2 votes Software Name RollBack Rx Home EditionOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SystemPrice FreeLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

New Zealand born singer and songwriter Lizzie Marvelly comes out as bi

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Taylor Bennett said he came out to help the kids who have ‘nobody to talk to’Taiwan music awards cheers as singer Ellen Joyce Loo comes outUK’s Queen of Rap Lady Leshurr comes out as pansexualRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : The statement was posted on Marvelly’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Read the entire post belowLast week I was honoured to be nominated for the Celebrity Ally Award at the LGBTQI Awards. I can’t accept the nomination, however, and I feel it’s time that I shared the reason why with you. I am bisexual. He takatāpui au. Over the last few years, I’ve slowly been going through the process of coming out. First, I came out to my friends, then to my family, then to my colleagues, and now I’m coming out to you. I know it’s 2018 and it shouldn’t be a big deal, but honestly, it hasn’t been easy. I didn’t know I was bi until my early 20s. I didn’t know if the people I loved would be okay with it. I’m a very private person when it comes to my personal life, and I didn’t know whether I could deal with the scrutiny of having my sexuality highlighted in the media.It’s taken time, but slowly I’ve come to realise that being true to myself is important to my wellbeing. I’ve always tried to be authentically who I am and this is no different. I am proud of who I am, and I want to be open about my identity. And so, while I feel really honoured that someone nominated me to be recognised as a straight ally, it’s important that I acknowledge that I’m actually a member of the rainbow community.I also just wanted to say that while I understand that being in the public eye means that sometimes there is a heightened interest in my private life, I try my best to keep those I love out of the glare of the spotlight. I won’t be going into any further detail about my relationship with my girlfriend other than to say that I’m very happy. And at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.  #LoveIsLoveGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Singer/songwriter, columnist, dream-chaser. Editor of @Villainesse. Co-creator of #MyBodyMyTerms and #TheREALSexTalk. | Photo: lizziemarvelly Instagramcenter_img Lizzie Marvelly has come out as bi after turning down a Celebrity Ally Award. The New Zealand born singer/songwriter took to Instagram to explain how she felt.Her post begins by explaining that while she was honored to be nominated for the Celebrity Ally Award at the LGBTQI Awards, she couldn’t accept the nomination.‘I feel it’s time that I shared the reason why with you. I am bisexual,’ the singer addsThe singer explains that she has been ‘slowly been going through the process of coming out’ over the last few years.She began by coming out to friends, then her family, then colleagues ‘and now I’m coming out to you.’Marvelly adds that while it is 2018 and ‘it shouldn’t be a big deal’, it hasn’t been easy.She continues: ‘I didn’t know I was bi until my early 20s. I didn’t know if the people I loved would be okay with it.‘I’m a very private person when it comes to my personal life, and I didn’t know whether I could deal with the scrutiny of having my sexuality highlighted in the media.’As well as creating music, Marvelly is a political commentator and journalist.She started media outlet Villainesse in May 2015.They were behind the popular 2015 campaign ‘#MyBodyMyTerms.’It was a global campaign aimed at sparking conversation about sexual violence, victim-blaming, revenge porn and consent.Marvelly goes on to say that ‘it’s taken time,’ but she has now realized ‘being true to myself is important to my wellbeing.’She finishes the post by explaining she will not be going into any further detail about her relationship with her girlfriend, other than to say that she’s very happy. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more


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first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  December 30, 2010 – ContextVision, a software imaging partner for many medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, has entered into a strategic collaboration with Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd. (NMS), a provider of a broad range of medical equipment IT solutions and healthcare services in China. The strategic partnership is designed to allow for the two independent market leaders to pool their best-in-class expertise and technologies to bring out new, highly-competitive software products to the expanding medical imaging marketplace. Initially, during the first year of collaboration, certain NMS imaging software modules will be modified and sold by ContextVision to OEM customers worldwide. Such products are complementary to ContextVision’s current product offering. In a second step, it is expected that certain NMS imaging modalities and ContextVision’s proprietary GOPView technology will be integrated into new industry-leading products to reach the market by early 2012. The partnership also will lead to future joint products being developed. NMS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corp., which is a leading IT solutions and services provider in China with revenue in excess of $600 million in 2009. For more information: or FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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Indonesian suburb hit by plane disasters twice in 10 years

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia’s third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he’d never witness anything like that again. He was wrong.On Tuesday, an air force transport plane with 122 people on board plowed into the same neighborhood. And the same street.In 2005, Padang Bulan was a charming middle-class residential area in this steamy tropical city of 3 million. Its main road, Jamin Ginting, was lined with colonial-style houses with well-manicured gardens. Rescuers search for victims at the site where an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city on June 30. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)n Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The area’s only drawback was noise from nearby Polonia airport, then the main international gateway for Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands.“I cannot forget the plane crash of 10 years ago. It feels like it happened just yesterday,” said Tarigan, 40, who ran an electronics business in his house across the street from where the Mandala Airlines plane went down in June 2005, killing at least 149.He recalled seeing the plane strike several houses and hearing the screams of people thrown from the fuselage. He ran to help but suddenly the plane exploded, engulfing trees, houses and passengers in flames.The Boeing 737-200 crashed only seconds after takeoff. The victims included 47 people on the ground. Some 15 people on the plane survived.Ten years later, Padang Bulan has been transformed into a thriving shopping and leisure district with its main road sporting a mall and dotted by hotels, guest houses, cafes and spas.A new international airport has opened outside Medan, and its predecessor Polonia is now used by the air force as Suwondo air base.Tarigan said he saw the bulky C-130 Hercules transport plane flying very low after takeoff, almost touching a tree in his backyard, before crashing about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) away on Jamin Ginting. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breachescenter_img It plowed into a new building that local media said contained a spa, shops and homes, killing all 122 on board and at least 19 people in the neighborhood.“Of course, this second event made me worried, whether my house, my family, could be hit by the next plane crash,” said Tarigan, a father of four.“But, where should I stay? This house and this small shop are where we live and earn a living. I just accept God’s will,” he said.Those killed on the air force flight included military personnel and their families. Relatives of some victims said they were civilians who paid for flights in violation of military rules, to reach remote parts of the Indonesian archipelago.Tarigan’s neighbors and residents who live near the Hercules crash site also say the two disasters 10 years apart won’t deter them from staying in the neighborhood.“Disasters, accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone,” said Vita Saragih, 36, who runs a food stall opposite from where the Hercules crashed.“I don’t want to leave my house in this promising area just because of the uncertainty of something that could happen,” she said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more