Residential school survivors fear federal leaders have forgotten about them

first_imgAPTN National NewsResidential school survivors in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia are welcoming the arrival of the Witness Blanket, an art installation that captures the history of residential schools in Canada.While survivors are praising the project, they’re also looking to the future.And they’re concerned that the federal leaders on the campaign trail are mostly silent about the 94 recommendations issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.As APTN’s Trina Roache reports, they fear the advice of the TRC will be forgotten.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

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German Software Company SAP Opens First Office in Morocco

Rabat – The German software company SAP opened a new office in Morocco on Tuesday as part of the firm’s expansion into the continent of Africa.The inauguration of the new office in Casablanca’s CasaNearShore Park occurred as the 2016 SAP Africa Francophone Partner Forum unfolded in the coastal Moroccan city. The company hosted 100 partners at the event, led by Gilles Lejpretre, SAP’s managing director for Francophone Africa.“Making the world run better and improving peoples’ lives through harnessing the power of economic and social digitization particularly resonates in Africa due to various challenges and opportunities,” Brett Parker, managing director of SAP for all of Africa, commented. “The Morocco SAP office opening comes at a time when we are actively expanding our reach across the region and bolstering our collaborative partnerships with like-minded businesses, partners and with government…SAP is incredibly optimistic about prospects in the region and looks forward to expanding its presence in the years to come.”SAP has invested in Moroccan talent in information technologies several times before. In early April, a team of the company’s “Master Instructors” led a workshop to train 600 Moroccan computer science teachers in anticipation of Africa Code Week this October.During last year’s continental code week, the company taught almost 88,000 African children basic coding skills free of charge. Morocco had the highest number of participants in the program with 35,000 of the North African kingdom’s children registered.SAP also runs a scholarship program that allowed 40 Moroccan students to continue studying computer science last year.Five German engineers began the company in 1970, after IBM, their previous employer, asked them to stop working on a project that would allow enterprise-wide systems to run a software the company had acquired from Xerox.The company’s full name in German is Systemanalyse und Programmentwickling and translates to System Analysis and Program Development. In accordance with its name, the company builds and sells software that manages business operations and customer relations.Last December, SAP announced the opening of a new office in Luanda, Angola. read more

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Canadian Wheat Board signs major grainhandling deal as monopoly ends

KINDERSLEY, Sask. — The revamped Canadian Wheat Board is starting the first day of the new crop year with a grain-handling deal with one of the country’s largest agribusinesses.Winnipeg-based International Richardson says it will accept grain deliveries from farmers with wheat board contracts at all its locations in Western Canada.Wheat board president Ian White says the agreement will serve Prairie grain farmers who want the benefits of his agency’s pool prices.“We congratulate Richardson for helping ensure the profitability of farmers and the western Canadian grain industry as we forge ahead into a new marketing era,” he said in a news release Wednesday.[np-related]Federal legislation is now in effect that takes away the wheat board’s monopoly on western wheat and barley sales. That means western farmers can sell their grain to whomever they choose, whenever they choose.It also means the board, which does not own any of its own terminals, must sign contracts with companies that can handle farmers’ grain.White says the wheat board now has more than 170 locations across the West where producers can deliver their crops.The Conservative government was celebrating what it hails as marketing freedom day for western Canadian farmers. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz were to appear at a farm near Kindersley, Sask.But New Democrat MP Pat Martin has said the Conservatives are gloating about killing what he calls the most successful grain marketing company in the world.Liberal Ralph Goodale, minister responsible for the wheat board when his party was in power, suggests an independent organization should monitor what happens in the marketplace to see if farmers are better or worse off.Harper has also granted pardons to farmers who were convicted years ago for taking their grain across the border to sell in the U.S.The farmers were trying to get around a law at the time that said they had to sell their wheat and barley through the Canadian Wheat Board.New legislation effective today strips the wheat board of its monopoly so that western farmers can sell their grain to whomever they choose.Farmers who still support the monopoly worry that the open market will leave them at the mercy of railways and big, international grain companies.The Canadian Press read more

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Fed survey US economy growing moderately helped by consumer spending on autos

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Economic growth held steady across the United States from July through late August, as Americans bought more cars and homes and auto factories added workers.A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday showed that all 12 of the Fed’s regional banking districts reported modest to moderate growth. That’s roughly in line with the Fed’s previous survey of those districts from late May through early July.Attractive financing options helped boost demand for new cars and trucks in most districts, with many reporting robust sales.The survey, known as the beige book, said that job growth was steady and that hiring in manufacturing improved modestly, especially at auto and auto-parts factories. But the Kansas City and San Francisco districts said federal spending cuts had caused production cutbacks at some defence plants.The beige book is based on anecdotal reports from businesses gathered by the Fed’s regional banks. The information was gathered for the Fed’s next meeting on Sept. 17-18.The overall economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.5 per cent in the April-June quarter. Many analysts believe that growth in the July-September quarter will be around an annual rate of 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent.Some economists believe growth and hiring are strong enough for the Fed to begin slowing its bond purchases at the September meeting. Others say the Fed may hold off at that meeting because they want to see more data. The $85 billion a month in purchases of Treasury and mortgage bonds have kept long-term interest rates low.Low rates have encouraged more people to buy cars, trucks and homes this year. That helped the auto industry in August to its best sales in six years. On Wednesday, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler and General Motors all reported double-digit sales gains for August, led by strong sales of pickup trucks and small cars.The Fed survey found that dealerships across the country were optimistic about sales of both new and used cars for the rest of this year. Several districts also noted modest growth in manufacturing activity, including Philadelphia, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City and San Francisco.In addition to autos, consumers stepped up purchases of home furnishings and other products related to home sales, the beige book noted. Home sales continued to rise in many areas. And some districts noted that recent increases in home price mortgage rates were spurring “fence sitters” to close deals out quickly.Several districts reported a rebound in tourism, noting increases in camping permits and visits to state and national parks. New York reported a pickup in ticket sales at Broadway theatres.Despite steady hiring, the Fed report noted that workers are seeing limited pay increases. Some districts noted that workers with specialized skills are seeing larger pay increases, particularly those working in construction and high-tech industries.The most critical report left before the Fed meets is the August employment report, which is due out Friday. Economists forecast that the economy created 177,000 jobs in August. That’s slightly higher than the 162,000 created in July, but below the average of 192,000 jobs a month added this year. The unemployment rate is expected to stay at 7.4 per cent.Still, other signs have been mixed. Manufacturing expanded in August at the fastest pace since June 2011, according to the Institute for Supply Management, an encouraging sign.But U.S. businesses cut back on their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in July. And U.S. consumers barely increased spending more slowly, held back by weak income growth. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Sep 4, 2013 2:14 pm MDT Fed survey: US economy growing moderately, helped by consumer spending on autos and housing read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,261.64, up 65.33 points):Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Unchanged at $1.51 on 8.2 million shares.Coro Mining Corp. (TSX:COP). Miner. Unchanged at six cents on 5.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up two cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $3.84 on 3.5 million shares.Ram Power, Corp. (TSX:RPG). Utilities. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 25 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 2.9 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Life insurance. Down nine cents, or 0.41 per cent, to $21.73 on 2.7 million shares.Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $8.15 on 2.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up 31 cents, or 0.54 per cent, to $57.22 on 773,970 shares. The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant says its $2.1-billion cash takeover offer for Kentz Corp. Ltd. has received overwhelming support from shareholders of the company. The company says 99.39 per cent of the votes cast were in favour of the deal. SNC-Lavalin says anti-trust clearances and approvals have been obtained and, subject to court approval, the deal is expected to become effective on Aug. 22. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 11, 2014 3:11 pm MDT read more

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UN inaugurates water project in Haiti benefiting 60000 people as part of

She echoed the words of the Secretary-General, saying that “cholera and all water-borne diseases are diseases that are beatable. We can work effectively and efficiently against the propagation of cholera. But this can only be done if there is financial support.” UN Photo/ Logan Abassi Utilizing local water sources for cooking, washing and drinking left people suffering from high rates of water-borne diseases. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi The project is in line with Haitian Government’s initiative to eradicate cholera by 2020.It is also part of the Secretary-General’s new approach to UN response on cholera. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi MINUSTAH’s QIPs are intended to support the Haitian authorities in improving public infrastructure and living conditions. This particular project has the crucial benefit of helping the Caribbean nation and the UN address the ongoing cholera problem. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi In partnership with the Haitian non-governmental organization Solidarité Haitienne pour le Développement Agricole (SOHDA), MINUSTAH funded a project to provide clean, potable water. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi In the town of Merge, one hour outside of Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince, residents of K-Gato had been forced to rely on unsanitary water. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi During its inauguration, Sandra Honoré, Head of MINUSTAH, underscored that “this is a very important project for the community here in K-Gato… because it is one of the key elements to help prevent the transmission, not only of cholera, but also of a number of water-borne diseases.” UN Photo/ Logan Abassi Through 12 kiosks, nearly 5,000 metres of underground pipes provide the surrounding communities with fresh water – at a cost of approximately $80,600, which includes a 60-cubic-litres container. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi On 8 December 2016, that situation witnessed a significant improvement. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi Funded by MINUSTAH through the Quick Impact Projects (QIP), the $80,000 venture will supply water through nearly 5,000 metres of underground pipes to 12 kiosks spread through the surrounding communities in Gressier commune.It will allow 60,000 people to access to clean water on a daily basis. The underwater pipes are less likely to be broken by storms or human acts, than pipes running above ground, and thus will prevent the contamination or theft of the water from this vital supply system.MINUSTAH’s QIPs are intended to support the Haitian authorities in improving public infrastructure and living conditions. This project has the crucial benefit of helping Haiti and the UN address the ongoing cholera problem in Haiti, which has claimed more than 9,000 lives since 2010.“This is a very important project for the community here in K-Gato in the commune of Gressier. It is an important project because it is one of the key elements to help prevent the transmission, not only of cholera, but also of a number of water-borne diseases,” said Ms. Honoré, adding that this will work directly in line with the Haitian Government’s Plan for the Elimination of Cholera for the period of 2013-2022. MINUSTAH’s Quick Impact Project (QIP): Water Capture and Distribution now supplies clean water access to some 60,000 people on a daily basis. UN Photo/ Logan Abassi ‹ › Highlighting the urgent need for clean water in Haiti, she said: “The statistics that we have from the water and sewage authority of Haiti indicate that only 42 per cent of the Haitian population has access to safe water. So increasing access of the population in communities that are far removed from central urban centres like the communities in this area in the commune of Gressier will indeed work and contribute to the major task and the overall task of the Government of Haiti for the elimination of the transmission of cholera.” She went on to say that the project is one small element of the overall UN response in support of the efforts of the Government of Haiti to bring clean water to the population throughout the country and also in collaboration with the work that the entire UN system – including the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – are doing in this respect.Ms. Honoré added that the UN has five of these water management projects either ongoing or in the planning stages for other areas in Haiti which will reach some 100,000 beneficiaries. Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the UN General Assembly on his report, A new approach to cholera in Haiti, and outlined the way forward including immediate steps to stem the outbreak and long-term support for those affected – while also highlighting the need for adequate funding of the proposal. Through nearly 5,000 metres of underground pipes to 12 kiosks, a new UN funded water capture and distribution center will supply water to surrounding communities in Gressier commune, in Merger, an hour away from the capital Port-au-Prince. Working effectively and efficiently against the propagation of choleraEchoing the words of the Secretary-General, Ms. Honore said that “cholera and all water-borne diseases are diseases that are beatable. We can work effectively and efficiently against the propagation of cholera. But this can only be done if there is financial support.” She ended her remarks by urging UN Member States and donors to support the Secretary-General’s new approach “in order to assist the people of Haiti who deserve this support from us at this time.” read more

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Womens Basketball Ohio State blows 12point lead in 6258 loss against Michigan

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Carly Santoro (10) controls the ball in the Buckeyes’ game against Indiana on Jan. 10. Ohio State won 55-50. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorGoing into Sunday’s matchup, the Ohio State women’s basketball team (7-9, 3-4 Big Ten) were searching for a low-scoring, defensive matchup against the Michigan Wolverines (12-7, 3-4 Big Ten).While they found the defensive matchup they were looking for, it wasn’t enough, as the Buckeyes blew a 12-point lead to drop the matchup 62-58, their first loss since Jan. 5.The teams went back and forth in the first quarter before the Wolverines took a 19-11 lead with less than a minute remaining. Ohio State freshman forward Aaliyah Patty was fouled on a made layup and completed the three-point play to make the score 19-16 in favor of Michigan as the quarter expired.Patty finished the game with seven points and four rebounds.The Wolverines held their lead through the entire second quarter, though the Buckeyes wouldn’t go away and never faced a deficit of more than eight points during the entire game. The teams continued to trade shots, and Michigan took a 28-27 lead into halftimeComing out of the locker room, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 39-28 lead, not allowing Michigan to score its first point until 4:15 left in the quarter.The sudden scoring in the third quarter was jump started by a series of steals that turned into points for the Buckeyes. Ohio State forced turnovers on three straight Michigan possessions to take the lead. The Buckeyes recorded four steals in the third quarter.Two of the steals were by freshman forward Dorka Juhasz, who finished with 10 points, six rebounds and three steals.Michigan was able to cut the score to 46-37 as the teams entered the fourth quarter, and the Buckeyes strong defense for the first three quarters lapsed as Michigan went on an 18-9 run to tie the game with less than two minutes remaining. Redshirt senior guard Carly Santoro hit a 3 with 1:36 remaining, but was answered on the other end by the Wolverines to keep things tied up at 58. Santoro led the team with 16 points and also added four rebounds.A missed layup by Ohio State gave the Wolverines the ball with less than a minute remaining, and Michigan freshman forward Naz Hillmon connected on a layup with seven seconds to go to give the Wolverines their first lead since halftime.Santoro had a chance at a jumper on the other end, but couldn’t connect, and sealed the Michigan victory as Ohio State  was forced to foul and send Michigan to the free throw line to make the final 62-58.The Buckeyes shot 45.7 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from 3, but had trouble at the charity stripe, connecting on 55 percent of their free throw attempts.Freshman forward Janai Crooms has found success since being put into the starting lineup, and finished with 11 points, three rebounds and a steal.Michigan found success from the perimeter, hitting 40 percent of its 3s and shooting 46.2 percent overall.Ohio State will return home on Jan. 24 to take on No. 9 Maryland. read more

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Donald Trump outscores Hitler on psychopathic traits test claims University of Oxford

first_imgMr Trump outstripped Hitler on factors including social influence and fearlessness Study author Dr Kevin Dutton said: “The PPI-R does not say that someone is or is not a psychopath. It scores them on eight traits that contribute to a psychopathic character.”Some of those traits, such as fearlessness or stress immunity, can be positive. Others, such as blame externalisation or being unconcerned about the future, are more likely to be negative. One, cold-heartedness, can contribute to good and bad leadership.”Both great and terrible leaders score higher than the general population for psychopathic traits, but it is the mix of those traits that determines success.”For example, someone who scores highly for being influential, fearless and cold hearted could be a decisive leader who can make dispassionate decisions. If those traits are accompanied by a high score on blaming others, they might be a genocidal demagogue.” Both great and terrible leaders score higher than the general population for psychopathic traits, but it is the mix of those traits that determines success.Dr Kevin Dutton, Oxford University Hitler waves from a balcony  Donald Trump outscores Adolf Hitler on a test used to determine psychopathic traits, while Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero, a researcher at Oxford University has found.Psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton ranked the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures using a standard psychometric tool – the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R).Mr Trump did not sit the tests himself but experts on political figures gave their opinions on how he would have scored against the questions to measure PPI-R. While Hitler scored an overall 169 points, Mr Trump was slightly higher with 171. Margaret Thatcher scored 136 points and Elizabeth I was 130.Although psychopathic traits are generally seen as negative, in fact some can be beneficial and even Jesus and Saint Paul have appeared high on the psychopathic leaderboard, both scoring 157 points. Politicians and business leaders also frequently demonstrate psychopathic qualities.  Hillary Cinton ranked between Napoleon and the Emperor Nero center_img Hillary Cinton ranked between Napoleon and the Emperor Nero  Experts on the political figures were asked to answer 56 questions from the psychopathic personality inventory-revised (PPI-R) test to determine a score.The test measures personality traits including fearlessness, cold-heartedness, egocentricity, ruthlessness, self-confidence, charisma, dishonesty, and deficits in empathy and conscience.Mr Trump outstripped Hitler on factors including social influence and fearlessness, while the Nazi dictator scored higher on Machiavellian egocentricity and cold-heartedness.While ranking lower than her rival overall, Mrs Clinton far exceeded tyrannical Roman emperor Nero on traits such as “Machiavellian egocentricity”.Of particular interest, Trump outscored the other candidates in “fearless dominance”, the area associated with successful presidencies.The findings, published in the he journal Scientific American Mind, found that another high-scoring area for the billionaire businessman, self-centred impulsivity could undermine this, however. Dr Dutton added: ‘It is interesting that these scores reflect both the praise and the criticism that Trump and Clinton receive.“In the end, while both score relatively highly, it will be up to voters to decide if whether their mix of positive and negative traits should send them to the Oval Office.”History has been littered with famous figures who exhibit psychopathic tendencies, it said, with other high-scorers including Henry VIII who scored a huge 178 points and Winston Churchill on 155.Other professions in which such characteristics allow an individual to flourish are business, the military and law, the research said. 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

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Motorola Droid Maxx and Droid Ultra leaks point to big Verizon launch

first_imgWhile we keep hearing about “the new Motorola” and the mysterious Moto X phone being right around the corner, it looks like we’ve got a bit of the old Motorola complete with a three phone Droid launch headed to Verizon Wireless.Based on the information provided by Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside recently, it was starting to look like the Moto X was going to be the big new phone everyone was hoping Motorola would deliver. As the leaks started to come it, the phone started to take a different shape. It started to look less like a spec heavy flagship and more like a mid-range attempt at showing that features and battery life were more important than the biggest screen or the most megapixels. It was also strongly hinted that this phone would be available on multiple carriers at launch, and while that may still be true it looks like Verizon Wireless will also be getting a trio of exclusive phones from the Google-owned manufacturer.Motorola and Verizon Wireless are soon expected to announce the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini phones in a continuation of the well-known exclusive Android brand. The phones look pretty much exactly as you’d expect: continuations of the Droid RAZR stylings with capacitive touch buttons instead of software buttons and more of the Kevlar-like textures all over.The Droid Mini has yet to pose for a camera, but judging from the Maxx and the Ultra it wouldn’t be hard to imagine an upgrade from the inexpensive RAZR M that was released last year.Motorola Droid UltraThe lack of on-screen buttons suggests that Motorola has come up with a new variant of Android for this Droid brand, either to appease Big Red or to place a stark contrast on their skinned phones and their Google Experience phones. It could also be that these phones were part of the 18 month pipeline that Google inherited when they acquired the company, and are not at all indicative of future plans at all. What we know for sure is that Verizon is planning on making a big splash with this next Droid launch, complete with their new AR game and the reactivation of the Droid Landing twitter account. As for the launch date for these phones, the countdown in the AR game is pretty much all we need to know.last_img read more

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Le trait de côte de lArctique canadien sérode

first_imgLe trait de côte de l’Arctique canadien s’érodeLa Presse Canadienne fait part d’une nouvelle étude internationale, publiée dimanche, qui conclut que le trait de côte de l’Arctique canadien recule plus rapidement que dans les autres régions situées à proximité des pôles.   Des scientifiques viennent de publier une étude indiquant que le trait de côte de l’Arctique canadien s’érode. Pour le moment, s’ils ne sont pas en mesure de le prouver avec certitude, ils pensent que ce recul s’accélère. Les populations vivant dans les zones côtières seraient d’ailleurs déjà soumises aux conséquences de cette érosion. Comme l’explique Wayne Pollard, un géomorphologue canadien, “tous les aspects de la vie dans le Nord seront touchés, de l’ingénierie jusqu’à l’interaction des Inuits avec leur environnement”. Déjà des incidences sont perceptibles sur des pratiques traditionnelles comme la chasse aux phoques, aux ours et aux bélugas.  À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)L’étude tend à prouver que le trait de côte de la mer de Beaufort, dans la partie ouest de l’Arctique, recule de façon importante, beaucoup plus rapidement que toutes les autres lignes de côte nordiques. Le vent et les vagues entraînent une usure d’un mètre chaque année en moyenne mais certaines régions ont vu un recul atteindre jusqu’à huit mètres par an. Wayne Pollard indique que les Inuits, habituellement capables de se guider même en plein brouillard en se fiant aux courants ne peuvent désormais plus se fier à leurs connaissances ancestrales. “Il y a des bancs de poissons là où il n’y en avait pas auparavant. Il y a des tempête provenant de diverses directions. Cela commence vraiment à semer la confusion dans les connaissances ancestrales”.  Le phénomène est observé depuis suffisamment longtemps pour que les chercheurs puissent en tirer des conclusions fiables. Les seules incertitudes proviennent de la glace marine qui protège partiellement la côte. Malheureusement, avec le réchauffement climatique, cette glace elle-même subit un recul progressif. Le scientifique allemand Volker Rachold explique qu’il “y a un trait de côte non consolidé et gelé qui est stabilisé par le gel permanent. S’il y a une couverture des glaces de mer qui atteint la ligne de côte, rien ne peut arriver : il n’y a aucun contact direct”. En revanche, “si les saisons des eaux libres sont plus longues, et que la distance entre la côte et la glace marine s’agrandit, les vagues sont plus nombreuses, et cela provoque davantage d’érosion”, conclut-il.Le 18 avril 2011 à 19:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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The Flash Takes a Backseat and Gives Other Characters Time to Shine

first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Barry Allen didn’t have much to do in last night’s episode of The Flash, and that’s a good thing. Instead of another hour obsessing over changing the future, we got some much-needed character development for H.R. and Iris. Plus, a different superhero got to take the spotlight. The episode opens with the two Flashes saving a bus stopping a van full of criminals and saving a bus full of cheerleaders. Since Barry is spoken for, he lets Wally take the credit and bask in the admiration. That’s basically his role this episode.Back at S.T.A.R. Labs, Julian is still learning how to work as part of the team. He lets the Flashes know that they could have been more efficient, and is generally a downer when the topic of changing the future comes up. Iris won’t let the fact that she might be murdered by Savitar stop her from living her life, though. She tells Barry she’s pursuing a story about the arms dealer who may have given last week’s villain, Plunder his gun. Barry and Joe aren’t thrilled about this and Barry asks her to lay off the story. She promises she will, but seriously, Barry. Let the Wests live their lives.There are bigger problems, though. Gypsy is warping around the city through portals, and she’s tracked down H.R. She shows up at S.T.A.R. Labs, and flirting with Cisco all the while, announces to everyone why she’s there. Inter-dimensional travel is illegal on Earth-19. And it’s punishable by death. She gives H.R. one hour to get his affairs in order and then she’ll take him back to his universe.Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Tom Cavanagh as H.R. (Photo via The CW)We learn more about H.R., and why he came to Earth-1 in the first place. He tells the team that he felt like a fraud on Earth-19. He had all the fame but didn’t really do anything. He wanted a fresh start. A chance to make something of himself for real. H.R.’s story was possibly the best part of this episode. He’s been little more than comic relief all season, and it’s great that they’re giving his character more meat. His brief scenes in this episode made me care about him more, which will hopefully make for better stories as the season goes on.Gypsy shows up to take him away, but Cisco has a plan. He’s done some research on Earth-19 and challenges her to trial by combat. If he wins, H.R.’s life is his. Cisco has also grown to care for H.R., it seems. He starts training to fight Gypsy, who according to H.R., no one has ever beaten. Fortunately, H.R. tagged her with a tracer. He and Barry track her to the waterfront, so Barry can capture her before the fight ever happens. The plan completely backfires, ending with Barry in handcuffs. Gypsy takes H.R. as insurance and sends a message to Cisco. The fight is on; there’s no backing out.Cisco is understandably pissed about his friends’ lack of confidence in him. He and Barry have a heart-to-heart about having to play hero. Barry has some encouraging words about how it’s OK to be scared. Of course, that won’t actually fix anything. That’s why Julian is on the team now. He’s devised a practical plan for Cisco to defeat Gypsy. Awkwardness aside, he’s a pretty good addition to the team.Jessica Camacho as Gypsy. (Photo via The CW)Meanwhile, Iris enlists Wally to help her with the arms dealer story. Come on, you didn’t expect her to actually let that go, did you? They steal some information from Joe, who is in the middle of a sting operation to catch the arms dealer. After tracking down the warehouse the dealer is operating out of, we learn exactly how Iris is taking the news of her impending demise. It’s made her reckless. The dealer catches her rifling through his stuff and points a gun at her. Knowing that this isn’t how she dies, she walks right up to the barrel, confusing the dealer and scaring the hell out of Wally.The police show up, and Joe isn’t happy about his two kids putting themselves in danger and messing up his sting operation. Barry pulls Iris aside and asks her why she’s running into danger. Iris confesses that she’s not afraid of dying. She’s afraid of not leaving anything behind. She wants to write an article that has an impact on the world. Barry lightens up, and Iris writes the article. Another dispute settled in record time.Cisco gets to be the hero this episode, which is a nice change of pace. Vibe finally gets an entire action scene to himself. It’s a fun one, too. Gypsy is clearly more powerful, pulling Cisco through portals and blasting him with her vibe powers. Thanks to Julian’s strategy tips, though, Cisco gets the last shot in, and forces her to surrender. H.R. is safe, though he must never return to Earth-19. He’s O.K. with that. He has a family here now.Vibe and Gypsy face off. (Photo via the CW)The Flash had very little to do on his own show this week, but that turned out to be what it needed. H.R. and Iris haven’t been given much recently, so it was nice to see an episode focusing on them. News of her impending death has given her more drive and ambition, which is way better than just being Barry’s girlfriend. It also makes her possible death sentence slightly less depressing. If she’s O.K. with it, how can we not be?Showing Vibe in action by himself was also a great choice. Cisco so rarely puts on his costume you almost forget that he’s a superhero too. It was fun watching him flirt with Gypsy during the fight as well. Carlos Valdes and Jessica Camacho have great chemistry together, and I’m looking forward to seeing how their relationship develops. Because you know she’s coming back. Vibe needs love too, and if last night was anything to go by, The Flash could use more Vibe fight scenes. 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HAPPY FOR ARREST STILL WORRIED ABOUT TRIAL

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Dominicans hoping edidence will stick this time, DR community happy for arrest Providenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – The Dominican Community is happy at the news of this arrest by the Royal Turks and Caicos Police says Assistant Consular for the DR in TCI, Edwin Hernandez.There is also cautious optimism because if the man held is formely arraigned for the cruel killings, he will still have to be proven guilty in a court of law.In the 2013 trial for the murder of Damaris Martinez, 33 and the 2009 murder and eventual trial of Ramona Sanchez, 26 both of the DR saw ‘sure’ suspects go free.Dominicans are hoping that the evidence this time around is impenetrable.MAGNETIC MEDIA PHOTO OF CRYSTAL BAY, JULY 13, 2016 where Arias’ body was found by a Dominican search teamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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A play on Kasturba Gandhis life

first_imgIn the 150th year of commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi’s birth anniversary by UNESCO and the Government of India, Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation presents its new heritage theatre production ‘Kasturba’. Set in Pune’s Aga Khan Palace where Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi were confined, the play is an emotional and dramatic account of two years of captivity of the world’s most iconic couple, before Kasturba Gandhi passed away in confinement. Also Read – V Unbeatable reaches semi-final of America’s Got Talent Advertise With Us Written by RK Paliwal (present Director-General of the Department of Income Tax), it is designed and directed by Mohammad Ali Baig. This play is set in the mid-twentieth century during the crucial years of India’s freedom movement. Like the Foundation’s plays which emphasise universal human values, this one too highlights the emotions, contributions and struggles of the largely unsung yet spirited Kasturba Gandhi. Also Read – Harshvardhan Rane bonds with the cast Advertise With Us Featuring an ensemble cast of Hyderabad’s finest talent, with the Foundation’s veterans Rashmi Seth in the role of Kasturba and Vijay Prasad as Mahatma Gandhi, the play in Hindustani takes the audience to the period between 1942 and 1944, post the Quit India Movement. Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi, along with their close associates including Mahadev Desai and Dr. Sushila Nayyar were held captive in the Aga Khan Palace in Pune, unbeknownst to the public. Along with the Foundation’s regulars Rashmi Seth, Vijay Prasad, SA Majeed and Madhu Swaminath, the play features young talent Rajiv Kumar, Snigdha Bawa, Mohd. Hasnain, Nyamat Baig and Anil Pendyala. On the apt occasion of India’s Independence Day, as a tribute to our founding father and mother, ‘Kasturba’ is scheduled to be staged on August 16 and 17 at 7 pm at Radisson Blu Plaza Hyderabad.last_img read more

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Rescuers bring 8th boy out of Thai cave

first_imgAn army helicopter lands near an ambulance at a military airfield in Chiang Rai on 9 July 2018, as rescue operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district. Rescue workers dived deep inside a flooded Thai cave for a second straight day on July 9 in a treacherous bid to save a trapped group of young footballers, with the mission chief promising more `good news` after four of the 13 were saved. — AFPRescue workers in Thailand brought out four people on Monday from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, apparently taking the total number rescued to eight.A Reuters witness near the Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai saw medical personnel carrying four people out of the cave to waiting ambulances over the course of the day.The rescue operation was launched on Sunday and four boys were brought out that day. They were in good condition in hospital, officials said.A fifth boy was brought out earlier on Monday, a navy official said, and three more were seen being brought out over subsequent hours.Reuters could not confirm the identity of the three people brought out in the evening and the chief of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, declined to comment, saying a news conference would be held later on Monday.The “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach got trapped on June 23 when they set out to explore the vast cave complex after soccer practice, when a rainy season downpour flooded the tunnels.British divers found the 13, huddled on a muddy bank in a partly flooded chamber several kilometers inside the complex, on Monday last week.The dangerous bid to rescue the boys – aged between 11 and 16 – got going again hours earlier on Monday after a break to replenish oxygen supplies and make other preparations deep inside the cave complex.Authorities have said the mission could take three or four days to complete. It is a race against the clock with heavy rain expected in coming days, which would again dangerously flood the tunnels with fast flowing, and rising, water.The rescue team went into the cave to resume the operation at 11 a.m. (0400 GMT), Narongsak told a news conference earlier, adding he expected good news.Thirteen foreign divers and five members of Thailand’s elite navy SEAL unit make up the main team guiding the boys to safety through narrow, submerged passageways that claimed the life of a former Thai navy diver on Friday.Narongsak said that the “same multinational team” that went into the cave on Sunday to retrieve the first four boys was deployed on Monday.He did not say how many boys the team hoped to bring out on Monday.On Sunday, divers held the first four boys close to bring them out, and each had to wear an oxygen mask to enable normal breathing, authorities said.Narongsak said rescuers had to tighten a guide rope as part of their preparations for the second phase of the rescue on Monday.Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda told reporters the four boys rescued on Sunday were in good health in hospital but did not give details. There was no word on the condition of any of the people brought out on Monday.INFECTION FEARSAuthorities have not confirmed the identity of the first four boys rescued. Some of the boys’ parents told Reuters they had not been told who had been rescued and that they were not allowed to visit the hospital.Narongsak said the first four rescued boys had not been identified out of respect for the families whose sons were still trapped, adding that the boys were being kept away from their parents due to fear of infection.“The four children are well at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital. But they still need to be kept away from their parents and others due to fear about infection,” he said.Medical teams previously said concerns included hypothermia and an airborne lung infection known as “cave disease”, which is caused by bat and bird droppings.Somboon Sompiangjai, 38, the father of one of the trapped boys, said parents were told by rescuers ahead of Sunday’s operation the “strongest children” would be brought out first.“We have not been told which child has been brought out … We can’t visit our boys in hospital because they need to be monitored for 48 hours,” Somboon told Reuters.“I’m hoping for good news,” he said.At least nine ambulances loaded with stretchers and blue oxygen tanks waited by the mouth of the cave on Monday. Soldiers, medics, engineers and volunteers in yellow shirts milled around but the mood was relaxed.“I feel very happy, everybody is happy,” said Hnin Jaiwong, the mother of one of the trapped boys, 13-year-old Sompong Jaiwong.“I don’t know if he is out, they didn’t tell us,” she said as she rested in a hut close to the mouth of the cave.The cave complex is off-limits during the rainy season, which usually runs from May to October, when downpours can quickly flood it.Relatives said the boys had been inside the labyrinthine complex during the dry season.The fate of the boys and their coach has gripped Thailand and drawn international media attention.The president of soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has invited the boys to the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday if they make it out in time.last_img
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Senator Cornyn Overwhelming Public Input Causing Web Site And Voice Mail Crashes

first_img Share 00:00 /01:15 X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Senator John Cornyn, who represents 28 million Texans, says he’s been inundated with comments about the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary is a case in point. “And you can imagine the volume of phone calls and mail and social media contacts that we get on a daily basis. And there’s no doubt that there was a concerted campaign by the establishment to try to sink Ms. DeVos’ nomination.” The offices of Senator Ted Cruz and many other elected officials have also seen a deluge of public input. Senator Cornyn blames organized efforts for tying up Senate offices with a deluge of phone calls and emails. “Notwithstanding our best efforts, we weren’t able to respond to all of them. They effectively crashed our voice mail system and threatened to bring down our web site and the like. But I think that this is part of the angry response to the fact that President Trump won.”   Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote Tuesday to confirm DeVos after the Senate was evenly divided. It was the seventh cabinet confirmation. Senator Cornyn says at this time eight years ago there were already 21 confirmations.last_img read more

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Former CBC Chairman Ronald Dellums Remembered as Passionate Progressive

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comRonald Dellums, a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, a former chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives District of Columbia and Armed Services Committees and a past mayor of Oakland, Calif., died July 30 at the age of 82 at his home in the District.“It is with deep sadness that I can confirm the passing of a great warrior and statesman, Congressman Ronald Dellums,” U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who once was a Dellums congressional staffer and succeeded him in the House in 1998, said. “The contributions that Congressman Dellums made to our East Bay community, the nation and the world are too innumerable to count. I feel blessed to have called Congressman Dellums my dear friend, predecessor and mentor.” Dellums had been fighting cancer.Democratic Congressional candidate Ron Dellums, his wife, Roscoe, left, clasp hands with Mrs. Coretta Scott King, right, widow of Martin Luther King in Oakland, Calif. in 1972. Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California’s first Black congressman, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at age 82 from cancer. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)Dellums is being praised as a passionate progressive that didn’t hesitate to speak truth to power. He started in politics with his service as a member of the Berkeley, Calif., City Council in 1967 and served until 1970, when he was elected to the House.Dellums served in the House from 1971-1979. He was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in 1971 and chairman of the CBC from 1989-1991.The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation described Dellums as a groundbreaking visionary.“The CBCF will always be grateful for visionaries like Ron who marched through the line of fire and encouraged a generation of upcoming political and community leaders to focus on creating ideas that prevail in good times and bad,” said A. Shaunise Washington, president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. “He will be cemented in history as a lifelong advocate for justice, peace and civility.”Dellums also chaired the House District Committee from 1979-1993 and was praised by D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) for his work on behalf of the city.“District of Columbia residents will always be grateful to Ron for his chairmanship of the District, before and after Home Rule,” Norton said. “Ron chaired the Committee on the District of Columbia, which no longer exists, for 14 years and always sought increasing empowerment for the city, from strengthening our role in the Congress to fighting for D.C. statehood. In effect, Ron Dellums took care of two districts, his own in the East Bay area and the District of Columbia.”CBC Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), said the late California lawmaker was a force to be reckoned with.“A pioneer in his own right, Mr. Dellums paved the way on several policy fronts during his 27 years in Congress,” Richmond said. “More than 30 years ago, he worked to pass critical anti-Apartheid legislation imposing economic sanctions on the South African government. He also served as the first Black chairman of the House Armed Services Committee where he valiantly fought to reduce excessive military spending, limit gratuitous military activity abroad and repeal the ban on gay and lesbian service members.”After his years in Congress ended in 1979, he worked as a lobbyist until his election as mayor of Oakland in 2006. He left elected politics for good in 2011.Dellums was born in Oakland and attended its public schools. He got his bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in 1960 and a master’s in social work for the University of California, Berkeley in 1962.California Berkeley issued a statement on Dellums, saying “Dellums changed the course of history through his career in public service and this loss will be felt here in the Bay Area and across the country.”Details on Dellums’ funeral were not available at press time.last_img read more

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Advent of Code Features Daily Programming Puzzles

first_img On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a series of small programming puzzles for a variety of skill levels.Every day through Dec. 25, Advent of Code invites folks to solve short, self-contained logic puzzles, each calling on different technical strengths.Whether you’re trying to stay sharp over the holidays or want to get a jumpstart on a New Year’s resolution, these 25 challenges are give you a lot to think about.Advent of Code is the brainchild of Eric Wastl, creator of various software tools and programming languages, as well as a catalog of “things in PHP which make me sad.” The primary goal of #AdventOfCode is to help people get better at writing software. If you’re already experienced, find a new programmer, add them to your private leaderboard, and help them when they get stuck! (After all, teaching is the best way to learn something!)— Eric Wastl (@ericwastl) November 24, 2017Tune in every 24 hours for another imaginative challenge, starting with today’s “inverse captcha,” as described by Wastl:The night before Christmas, one of Santa’s elves calls you in a panic. ‘The printer’s broken! We can’t print the Naughty or Nice List!’ By the time you make it to sub-basement 17, there are only a few minutes until midnight. ‘We have a big problem,’ [the elf] says. ‘There must be almost 50 bugs in this system, but nothing else can print the list. Stand in this square, quick! There’s no time to explain; if you can convince them to pay you in stars, you’ll be able to—’ She pulls a lever and the world goes blurry.When your eyes can focus again, everything seems a lot more pixelated than before. She must have sent you inside the computer! You check the system clock: 25 milliseconds until midnight. With that much time, you should be able to collect all 50 stars by Dec. 25.Solve two puzzles a day; complete the first to unlock the second; each earns you one star, and a place in the overall leaderboard.You’re standing in a room with ‘digitization quarantine’ written in LEDs along one wall. The only door is locked, but it includes a small interface. ‘Restricted Area — Strictly No Digitized Users Allowed.’Simple: You just need to solve an inverse captcha challenge-response test to prove you’re not a human.Review a sequence of digits (your puzzle input) to find the sum of all digits that match the next digit in the lineup. (Hint: The series is circular, so the digit after the last is the first digit in the list.)“Apparently, you only get one millisecond to solve the captcha: too fast for a normal human, but it feels like hours to you,” Wastl teased.If you get stuck, try your solutions against the examples given in each puzzle.As of press time, more than 6,300 users have completed both parts of today’s challenge; another 1,643 already cracked the first half. When I started #AdventOfCode, I estimated that I’d get about 70 users.Now, we’re about to pass 100,000 users! (!!!)You’re all incredible. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Please enjoy this year’s puzzles! <3— Eric Wastl (@ericwastl) November 30, 2017 Stay on targetcenter_img Geek Pick: DJI RoboMaster S1 Is an Educational Land DroneLego’s New Boost Coding Kits Let You Build and Control R2-D2 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Impression of moments

first_imgIn his painting of landscapes, the sense of landscape emerges through a complex array of geometrical images, organic germinal forms, and other forms discernible as animal or human fragment. These details are composed in a manner that blur into one another, and what appears is the impressions of landscapes when seen from a distance. Shivlal manages to create the sense of mood in his landscape images, by the use of colour in silvery, golden or blue and orange tones, giving the impression of different moments in time, either dusk, dawn, night or bright sunshine.When: On till 24 October Where: Art Heritage Gallery, 205, TansenMargTimings: 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more

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Burner Emails for Firefox and Chrome

first_imgBurner Emails for Firefox and Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on June 07, 2018 in Firefox, Google Chrome – Last Update: June 07, 2018 – 14 commentsBurner Emails is a free browser extension and web service that adds options to Firefox and Chrome to create throwaway email addresses.Spam is still a big issue on the Internet and while email providers like Google or Microsoft got better at identifying spam emails so that these don’t even land in your inbox, it is still fair to say that most Internet users will encounter spam on a regular basis if email is used.Throwaway email services, also known as disposable email services, come to the rescue. While you may have other options at your disposal to deal with spam, email aliases or custom domains for emails, throwaway email services like Yopmail add something to the table that these other options don’t.Besides being easy to use, many require no setup at all, they are also not associated with you in any way.But there are disadvantages as well, and the two main ones are that you are not in full control of the email address and that some services don’t reserve email addresses so that they may be reused by others.Burner EmailsBurner Emails is a new browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that integrates directly in the browser. Note that it requires that you create an account with the service before you can start using it.Account creation is free and it ensures that email addresses are assigned only to you when you use the service.You will notice a new icon attached to email fields once you have installed the browser extension in a supported browser. A click on the icon creates a new email throwaway email address used for that particular service.The service remembers the email addresses that it has created for you and displays them when you click on the extension icon.You may wonder how you access emails sent to the burner email; Burner Email forwards the email to the account that you used to sign up with.Note: You may leak your real email address or other personal information under certain circumstances because of the redirect. If you open the email as HTML email in your email client, you may reveal information. You may reveal additional information if you click on any link from within the email client.Email addresses that you create using the service remain available until you disable them. Just switch them to off or throw them in the trash right away to break the redirect to your real email address.Note that you can’t regain access to emails that you delete anymore.Closing WordsBurner Emails is a useful service to create throwaway email addresses. The created addresses are not fully anonymous as they are linked to an email account that you need to specify during signup. You can use another throwaway email address for that though.The service collects some information including your email address and usage data…Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.Now You: Do you use throwaway email services?Now Read: How to fight spam, the final guideSummary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 11 votes Software Name Burner EmailsSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://tryninja.io/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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