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Investigation Begins into Arrest of Corrections Officer

first_imgThe province has begun an internal investigation after the arrest of a corrections officer at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. On Thursday, Oct. 25, Halifax Regional Police and RCMP arrested an employee in front of the correctional facility in Burnside and charged him with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Correctional Services staff took part in the investigation and the employee has been removed from the workplace pending the outcome of an internal investigation. “I am very concerned about these allegations. I want to assure Nova Scotians that we take the safety and security of our correctional facilities very seriously,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. The internal investigation will help the province decide what action to take in this particular case, and whether changes are needed at the facility. It is not possible at this point to say how long that investigation will take or what the outcome might be. “While these allegations are disturbing, it’s important to remember that our corrections officers do difficult work with offenders every day. They have a tough job, and I have confidence in their abilities and their professionalism,” said Mr. Landry. “We will get to the bottom of this incident as soon as we can, and make whatever changes are necessary.”last_img read more

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Facebook debuts new email crisis line to thwart election cyberthreats

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s politicians will soon have a crisis line they can contact should their email accounts come under cyberattack leading up to the next federal election in two years.The cyberthreats crisis line is part of a previously announced election integrity initiative orchestrated by Facebook Canada in response to a report from the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which predicted Canada is “very likely” to be the target of hackers before the 2019 vote.New details about the initiative were unveiled today during a livestreamed panel discussion that included federal Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould.The initiative will see Facebook work with digital media literacy body MediaSmarts in a two-year digital news literacy partnership.The social media giant has also introduced what it calls a “cyber-hygiene guide,” along with a training program, designed to help MPs and political parties keep their Facebook pages and accounts secure.The guide identifies common ways that hackers can commandeer those accounts to spread fake news or disrupt political messaging.Facebook has come under fire for its role in the November 2016 U.S. presidential election, and revealed this week that Russian agents used the social network’s Messenger platform to interfere with the campaign, although it wasn’t clear how Russia-linked accounts were used to communicate with others.Facebook Canada’s head of public policy, Kevin Chan, said the company has taken the CSE report, issued earlier this year, to heart in trying to arm politicians with the information they need to stay on top of cyber threats.“We know that Facebook plays an important role in facilitating public dialogue,” Chan said in a statement.“That’s why we take the threats identified by the CSE very seriously and why we’re starting now to proactively address them.”The spy agency warned in June that bad actors are targeting political parties and politicians through traditional and social media to coerce, manipulate, or publicly discredit individuals, manipulate and influence public opinion and reduce trust in the democratic process.Facebook has more than 23 million subscribers in Canada, just a fraction of the roughly two billion people who use the service worldwide.last_img read more

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UN voices sorrow pledges assistance after quake and tsunami hit Japan

UN agencies say they are on standby to assist in Japan and any other countries that may also be hit by tsunamis in the wake of the quake, which was one of the strongest in recorded history.The quake, which struck at 2:46 p.m. local time, measured 8.9 on the Richter scale. Its epicentre was undersea, about 400 kilometres northeast of the Japanese capital, Tokyo. The subsequent tsunami inundated towns, villages and farmland along the coast.Media reports indicate that hundreds of people are confirmed to have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise significantly. Hundreds more people are missing.“The world is shocked and saddened by the images coming from Japan this morning,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York.“I want to express my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Japanese people and Government, and most especially to those who lost family and friends in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami… We will be watching closely as the aftershocks are felt across the Pacific and South-East Asia throughout the day.”Mr. Ban said the UN would do all it could to mobilize humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction teams as soon as possible.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that its officials are in contact with their Japanese counterparts to see how it can help with relief efforts. The UN has also alerted the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), a global network of 80 countries and disaster response organizations under the UN umbrella.The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Japanese authorities have shut down several nuclear power plants and have extinguished a fire at one of them.An emergency situation has been declared at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where the supply of offsite power was cut and diesel generators intended to provide back-up electricity to the plant’s cooling system were disabled by tsunami flooding.The IAEA said it had been informed that local officials are working to restore power to the cooling systems of one of the reactors at the plant. The agency continues to liaise closely with Japanese authorities about the situation at Fukushima Daiichi.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has staff on standby across the Asia-Pacific region so that they can respond to calls for assistance. The agency’s depot in Malaysia has stocks of high-energy biscuits and emergency equipment in place.In his remarks today the Secretary-General noted that Japan is one of the most generous benefactors to other countries in the wake of a disaster or other major crisis.“I sincerely hope that under the leadership of Prime Minister Kan Naoto, and the full support and solidarity of the international community, the Japanese people and Government will be able to overcome this difficult time as soon as possible.”Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and Yukiya Amano, the Director General of IAEA, are among the other UN officials to express their condolences following the disaster. 11 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep sorrow today and offered the full support of the United Nations after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan, killing dozens of people and destroying towns, villages and large swathes of infrastructure. read more

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Closing Bell TSX lower amid uncertainty on Scottish referendum lacklustre Chinese trade

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as weak Chinese trade data depressed oil prices and energy stocks, and markets started to factor in the possibility of a win for Scottish independence forces.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 15,509.39-60.53 -0.39%S&P 500 —  2,001.54-6.17 -0.31%Dow — 17,111.42-25.94 -0.15%Nasdaq — 4,592.29 4,592.29 0.20%The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 60.53 points to 15,509.39.The Canadian dollar tumbled 0.77 of a cent to 91.13 cents US as the American currency strengthened across the board in the wake of tepid job creation data Friday and worries about the future of the United Kingdom.New York markets were largely lacklustre with the Dow Jones industrials down 25.94 points at 17,111.42. The Nasdaq was up 9.39 points at 4,592.29, while the S&P 500 index fell 6.17 points to 2,001.54.Traders sharpened their focus on the U.K. after a YouGov poll showed rising support for Scottish independence. The British pound dropped to a 10-month low against the greenback (US$1.6103), with markets getting increasingly concerned that the gap between the Yes and No sides has narrowed considerably just days before the Sept. 18 referendum.“It’s hard to say how this will play itself out, but the market is taking notice of the fact particularly since we have seen the U.K. economy really rebound,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“So to see a disruption come out of a pocket of strength for the global economy would be a little disheartening for the market.” A Yes vote in the referendum would end Scotland’s 307-year-old union with England and plunge Britain into uncharted constitutional and economic waters.There were concerns about domestic demand in the wake of the latest trade data from the world’s second-biggest economy. Chinese exports rose 9.4% in August from a year earlier, but imports dropped 2.4%.Some economists say additional stimulus is needed to prevent China’s growth rate from waning after mini-stimulus measures helped it tick up to 7.5% in the second quarter.“We would like to see a bit more robust demand and I think, ultimately, there are going to be a lot of policy efforts aimed at doing that,” added Fehr.“But they’re playing a balanced game of trying to let some air out of the property bubble while still stimulating domestic demand. It’s a tricky dance to execute.”The energy sector led TSX decliners, down 1.5% as the stronger American currency and weak Chinese trade data helped push October crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 63 cents to US$92.66 a barrel.The gold sector faded about 2.25%, adding to last week’s tumble of almost 7% as bullion prices continue to slide amid an environment of low inflation and more willingness to take on risk. December bullion moved $13 lower to US$1,254.30 an ounce. Centerra Gold (TSX:CG) dropped 39 cents to C$6.16.The metals and mining sector moved down 0.5% as December copper closed unchanged at US$3.17 a pound.The TSX found limited support from the industrials sector with Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) up two cents to $3.65 after the transportation company said that test flights had resumed for its CSeries aircraft on Sunday. The aircraft was grounded for more than three months due to an engine failure related to a problem with oil lubrication. Bombardier says the CSeries entry into service is still on track for the second half of 2015.TOP STORIESBombardier Inc resumes CSeries test flights as development costs quadrupleBigger iPhone, long-rumoured iWatch and other things to watch for at Apple’s fall product extravaganzaCRTC says outdated TV rules must adapt to new reality of Netflix, YouTubeCanada building permits soar to surprise record, lead by Toronto, Vancouver condosAthabasca Oil Corp raises capital budget, says CEO to retireWHAT’S ON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:15 a.m. Housing starts (Aug): Economists expect 195,000 starts, up from last month read more

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Stocks rise in early trading narrow weekly losses

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday and chipped away at the week’s losses.Markets have been volatile throughout the week as investors assess the latest corporate earnings reports. Financial results have so far been mixed. The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday and then wobbled from there.Microsoft powered the technology sector, which led the broad gains early on. The software maker blew past Wall Street’s profit forecasts and reported solid growth for its cloud computing business.Industrial stocks also helped with the heavy lifting. Boeing rose 3.2% and Union Pacific rose 1.3%.Banks helped push the broader financial sector higher. Capital One rose 3.6% after reporting solid financial results.Health care stocks were the biggest losers. Humana fell 1.5% and Eli Lilly fell 1.3%.Late Thursday, investors seized on comments by New York Federal Reserve President John Williams suggesting central banks need to “take swift action” when economic conditions turn adverse. Wall Street has been expecting the Federal Reserve to cut rates at its upcoming meeting this month to help support the growing U.S. economy.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 0.2% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 74 points, or 0.3%, to 27,296. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.4%.INTO THE CLOUDS: Microsoft rose 2.2% after the technology company’s cloud computing business helped push fiscal fourth quarter profit well beyond Wall Street’s forecasts. Revenue from the company’s cloud computing segment surged 19% as it competes against others, including Amazon.ABOVE THE FOLD: USA Today owner Gannett surged 25% following media reports that it is considering a combination with GateHouse Media. The reports come two months after the Gannett’s shareholders rebuffed an attempt to overthrow its board by MNG Enterprises, also known as Digital First Media.CRAVING A BURGER: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers rose 13.2% after the company received a buyout offer of more than $518 million in cash from a private equity firm. Vintage Capital Management is offering $40 per share, a 31% premium to the burger chain’s closing price on Thursday.STRONG STRUT: Shoe retailer Skechers surged 13.5% after blowing away Wall Street’s fiscal second quarter profit forecasts on strong sales at established stores. The company also gave investors a solid third quarter forecast.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

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PHOTO FEATURE A day in the life of Nicholas Haysom UN deputy

At the meeting with Governor Adeeb and senior government officials from throughout the province, Mr. Haysom hears that the geographic remoteness of several districts and expected snows could hinder voter participation. Discussions also focus on security concerns and ongoing poppy eradication programmes. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA The flight from the capital, Kabul, to Faizabad in the remote province of Badakshan takes about an hour by airplane, or two hours by MI-8 helicopter. Mr. Haysom uses the travel time to go over the latest information from the ground and reviews his briefing notes ahead of the day’s meetings. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA The Mission has adopted a comprehensive approach to address Afghanistan’s security, economic, governance and development challenges as it was felt there is no “purely military solution” to ensure stability. The Mission focuses on two main areas of activities: political affairs and coordination of development and humanitarian issues, both of which fall under the responsibility of a Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General.UNAMA’s Deputy Special Representative for political affairs is Nicholas “Fink” Haysom. With presidential and provincial council elections scheduled for April 2014, the principal concern is how the United Nations can be of greater assistance in national efforts to bring about a stable and transparent political transition, by building confidence and promoting national reconciliation. Mr. Haysom’s spectrum of tasks includes listening to the concerns of community representatives, political parties and traditionally marginalized groups, such as women and youth, as well as contributing to human rights protection and promotion, including monitoring the situation of civilians in the armed conflict. This photo story provides a behind the scenes look at how UN officials work to support the process of peace and reconciliation. Mr. Haysom’s visit to Faizabad in the northeast province of Badakhshan bordering Tajikistan, Pakistan and China took place in July 2013. Slide 1Slide 2Slide 3Slide 4Slide 5Slide 6Slide 7Slide 8 Slide 9 Next, Mr. Haysom meets with representatives from a range of political groups in Badakhshan. During this meeting, female representatives assure him that women plan to participate in the elections. As one of the regions with the least health infrastructure, maternal mortality rates are among the highest here.Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA After a quick meal, Mr. Haysom and his team speed back to the airfield for their return flight to Kabul. Often in the field, he stresses that “while Kabul is the capital and, in many ways the centre of Afghanistan, Afghanistan is much more than Kabul.” Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Up since the early morning, Mr. Haysom will continue his workday at the UNAMA headquarters in Kabul, responding to emails and signing off on reports, followed by evening work meetings and a media interview about current political developments in Afghanistan. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Mr. Haysom, a proponent of meeting people directly in the regions, has visited almost all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces during his 16 months so far with UNAMA. “While Kabul is the capital and, in many ways the centre of Afghanistan, Afghanistan is much more than Kabul – the meetings held during these visits are a key part in garnering the views and thoughts of the UN’s various interlocutors throughout the country,” he said.In addition to Faizabad, UNAMA has 12 other provincial and regional offices across Afghanistan charged with carrying out political outreach, the promotion of peace, development coherence and human rights. In addition, some of the UN agencies with a presence in Afghanistan include UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and UN World Food Programme (WFP), addressing the spectrum of development challenges faced by the Afghan people.Each office is also responsible for analyzing the political and security situation, monitoring security sector reform and the transition process, and promoting regional cooperation. These activities involve going out to the provinces districts. In 2012, UNAMA staff from Badakhshan visited 15 of its 27 districts. Visits to the regions involve high-level meetings with local authorities who are key partners for the UN agencies. Mr. Haysom’s visit to Badakhashan includes a meeting with provincial governor Shah Wali Adeeb, shown here greeting the UN official at the governor’s compound. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA The flight to Faizabad involves crossing over the 800 kilometre-long Hindu Kush mountain range stretching between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The difficult terrain and growing insecurity hamper access to parts of the region for UNAMA staff, but the Mission retains contacts through its political and civil society partners. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Upon arrival in Faizabad, Mr. Haysom is met by staff from the local UNAMA office. The head of the UNAMA office, Tomoko Kubota, briefs Mr. Haysom on their way to their car, where the rest of his day will be tightly scheduled. The region, a centre for lapis lazuli and pomegranates, is served by improved road connections which has brought hopes for improved market opportunities for local residents. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA Without delay, Mr. Haysom is whisked to the UNAMA office for his first meeting of the day – a group meeting the provincial office’s 35 national and three international staff members. He outlines current challenges facing the Mission and answers questions from staff. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA read more

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Brock in the News — January 1420

Happy birthday, iPhone: Let’s talk about your dirty environmental secretAs Apple celebrates the 10-year anniversary of their iPhone, Communications, Popular Culture and Film professor Jennifer Good discusses the dark side of discarded iPhones in The Globe and Mail.Trump presidency a crisis for Canada, says profWith U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gets sworn into office on Jan. 20, Political Science professor Blayne Haggart explains how Canada is in for a rough four years: St. Catharines Standard and CogecoTV NiagaraLivestock disease-carrying insect in OntarioBrock researchers have confirmed that an insect able to transmit the devastating virus has made its way to southern Ontario: St. Catharines StandardA look at Niagara, circa 2025Political science professor Charles Conteh pens an opinion column in the St. Catharines Standard about the future of Niagara and some of the things people can expect in the next eight years.Wrestlers start 2017 on topThe Brock wrestling program is off to a winning start to 2017 as the No.1 ranked men’s and women’s team captured titles at the Brock open: St. Catharines Standard and Niagara this WeekStudent-athletes raise awareness about performance-enhancing drugsCogecoTV Niagara profiled the Brock women’s hockey team as they raised awareness about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs, attracting more than 1,000 youths.Elgadi leading the Badgers back to the national stageBrock men’s basketball athlete Dani Elgadi discusses with TSN the progress the team has made over the last few years. read more

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SEHA No winner in Presov

1.Croatia osiguranje13823371 : 33726 5.Nexe12714341 : 32222 4.Vardar Pro12723364 : 31123 8.Izviđač Mi grupa12309312 : 3429 ← Previous Story Karabatic: “I probably won’t play in France next season” Next Story → Poland (Round 16): Vive Kielce continues winning, beats Stal Mielce 2.Meshkov Brest12813376 : 35025 10.Sloga120012290 : 3800 6.Lovćen11623294 : 30520 Croatian champion C.O Zagreb stays at the top of SEHA League after 13 matches. In derby match in Slovakian Presov, Tatran and Zagreb played 26:26 (14:11). 9.Borac M:TEL12219284 : 3517 7.Tatran Prešov12615332 : 31919 SEHA 3.Metalurg12804319 : 26624 read more

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Repairs to roof of Dublins Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish

first_img 8 Comments The roof structure of Pearse Station which dates from the 1880s. Source: Irish RailIRISH RAIL USERS will face some disruptions today with the closure of Dublin’s Tara Street and Pearse Street stations to allow for works to take place as part of a project to replace the Victorian-era roof at Pearse Street.The two stations will be closed today which means Darts and trains will be suspended between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock.There will be bus transfers available between Connolly and Bray for Connolly/Rosslare Europort trains.Last October, Irish Rail announced details of a €17 million project to replace the roof at Pearse Station, the busiest in Dublin’s commuter network.The structure, which dates from the 1880s, is in poor condition and corrosion has led the transport company to install a protective mesh underneath it to protect passengers and trains.Its replacement has therefore been identified by Irish Rail as a “crucial safety project”. Source: Iarnrod Eireann/YouTubeWorks to replace the roof, which will aim to retain the appearance and character of the original structure, will take place across 13 weekends over a period of 23 months.The works which started last October will take place up to July 2020.There are 13 weekends in total that will be closed during this timeframe: the next period of work takes place on 13-14 April.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 9 Mar 2019, 7:15 AM Share35 Tweet Email1 Mar 9th 2019, 7:15 AM Repairs to roof of Dublin’s Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users today Tara Street and Pearse Stations will both be closed today. Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4524739 11,728 Views By Adam Dalylast_img read more

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Damaged electrical wires caused March house fire north of Five Corners

first_imgDamaged electrical wiring is to blame for a March house fire north of Five Corners that briefly trapped a young boy inside, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.Fire crews were dispatched at 4:38 a.m. March 6 to 9012 N.E. 91st St. The fire was controlled in roughly 40 minutes, but the one-story house and two vehicles were destroyed, Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Dave James previously told The Columbian.The first responding engine saw a smoke column from three to four blocks away as the fire spread from the front to the back of the structure, James said. Firefighters battled the flames from outside until it was safe enough to go inside.Jenny Neang, 14, awoke to the sound of a smoke alarm before evacuating, she said at the time. When Jenny was outside, she called 911 and reported that her younger brother was still inside.While firefighters typically advise people not to re-enter burning structures, the boy was in a spot that was difficult to reach, James said. A dispatcher instructed Jenny to throw a rock through a window to get him out, but someone whom she believed to be a neighbor ran inside and pulled the boy out, Jenny said.last_img read more

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Arizona shelter seeks home for bonded Chihuahua German Shepherd

first_img(WSVN) – Two best buddies are looking for a “furever” home in Arizona.The Arizona Humane Society said the two dogs, Jefe the Chihuahua and Jericho the German Shepherd, have become inseparable.The shelter says the duo are a package deal because they are incredibly bonded and loyal to one another. When the pups were found, Jefe was laying on top of Jericho. But when emergency veterinary technicians attempted to separate them for examination, Fox 13 reports Jefe became frantic.Rescuers say Jericho has Valley Fever, an infection caused by fungus in soil, and will require daily medication.The Humane Society says it is waiving the adoption fee for the family that takes both pups home.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Red Bull Magazine The Red Bulletin Priced at 499 a Pop

first_imgIn an attempt to bring the success of the energy drink to their media branch, Red Bull is taking branded content to another level. The Red Bulletin, a monthly periodical of original content based on the “Red Bull lifestyle”, includes features on Red Bull-sponsored athletes, as well as other extreme sport and musical coverage.The Red Bull Media House, a media division of the Red Bull brand, began The Red Bulletin in fall 2007 in Austria. The Bulletin was then launched in Germany, the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Kuwait, New Zealand and Poland. Other offerings include a TV channel, a production studio, mobile content and a Red Bulletin iPad app.The June 2011 issue marks the first American issue, with an editorial note penned by Red Bull founder and CEO Dietrich Mateschitz. The glossy mag will be distributed on newsstands the second week of every month, as well as on the third Sunday for select subscribers of major regional newspapers across the country. According to CNBC.com, Red Bulletin has a circulation of 1.2 million; for some perspective on this number, ESPN The Magazine distributes only twice that amount. 12 issues of The Bulletin can be bought for a discounted price of $12.00. Available for purchase at $4.99, The Red Bulletin has the same newsstand price as the In Style magazine currently lying on my desk.Companies have long created magazines to reflect a lifestyle that their brand promotes. American Express has its own publishing arm; luxury brands Cartier and Hermes have given branded magazines a go. Denim line Acne releases Acne Paper biannually, with their Winter 2011 issue marking its 11th edition; a past issue of Acne Paper is priced at $15.00.The table of contents begins, “Welcome to the world of Red Bull,” and listed sections include one called “Bullevard”. Each pagination is accompanied by the logo found on the energy drink’s can, and it appears on 64 of the 98 pages in the magazine.Not every athlete, celebrity and musician seen on the pages of The Red Bulletin don a Red Bull logo, but enough do that the reader never forgets what company publishes the mag.As for the magazine itself, the photography is beautiful; the action shots in particular work well on the page to illuminate the extreme lifestyle The Red Bulletin is attempting to capture. The content seems well-researched, though many of the closing paragraphs feel a bit clichéd.Since brands began to cross into the content world, publishers have remained skeptical. The bar seems to be lower for quality content; after all the companies spearheading these magazines aren’t publishers, right? However, if a reader is expected to pay the same price (or more) as they pay for other publications, it’s only fair that they expect the same standard of content. Besides the battle of carving out an audience as a new publication, The Red Bulletin is faced with weighted skepticism from its peers and potential readers weary of a magazine-length advertisement.We’ll have to wait to see if The Red Bulletin will sprout “wiiiings”, or if it will set another failed example of a brand treading into territory it doesn’t fully understand.last_img read more

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Sonys next flagship Xperia 1 may have leaked ahead of MWC

first_img Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Sony Xperia XZ3 looks surprising in dark green and red 22 Photos The Xperia L3 will apparently be a whole lot cheaper at 199 francs and be available in early April. 91Mobiles said it’ll have a 5.7-inch HD+ display, a MediaTek 6762 processor and 3GB of RAM. Camera-wise, the L3 will have 13- and 2-megapixel ones of the back and an 8-megapixel one on the front.Sony declined to comment on the alleged leak, but regular leaker Evan Blass has also tweeted a shot of the Xperia 1, the 10 and the 10 Plus.CNET will be reporting directly from MWC, so we’ll find out for sure Monday. 4G LTE Sony MWC 2019 phone trends we’ll see Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone 2:52 Android Pie How To • Android Pie 9.0: 4 settings you need to change The Xperia 1 may be Sony’s new flagship phone. With permission of 91Mobiles Sony is likely to reveal its next flagship phone Monday at Mobile World Congress, but a leak may have spoiled the surprise.Japan-based Sony will show off four new phones next week at MWC 2019, 91Mobiles reported Friday without noting the source of its information. According to the India-based mobile-focused site, we’ll apparently see the flagship Xperia 1, the mid-range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus (possible renamed versions of the previously rumored Xperia XA3), and the cheaper Xperia L3. The Xperia 1 will reportedly have a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED panel with 21:9 “cinema-wide” aspect ratio and be Sony’s first phone with a trio of 12-megapixel rear cameras — one with a normal lens, one with a super wide-angle lens and one with a telephoto lens. It’ll be capable of recording 4K HDR videos, and a Cinema Pro app will let you shoot professional videos. So it’ll be an all-round video powerhouse.The flagship phone will include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor and the Android Pie mobile operating system, according to the site. It’ll offer 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (512GB with a microSD card), 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, a USB Type-C port and a 3,300mAh battery with fast-charging support.We’ll see it in June for 1,099 Swiss francs (around $1,099/£850/AU$1,540), 91Mobiles reported.screen-shot-2019-02-22-at-10-44-21The Xperia 10 will reportedly cost about 399 francs, or about $399. With permission of 91Mobiles The Xperia 10 apparently has a 6-inch, full HD+ display, 13-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the back, and a front-facing 8-megapixel camera. It’ll be powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor and have 3GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.The bigger Xperia 10 Plus will reportedly have a 6.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It’ll have 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the back, and a front-facing 8-megapixel one.Both Xperia 10 phones include side-mounted fingerprint sensors and Android Pie and are due out in April. The Experia 10 will reportedly cost 399 francs, 91Mobiles reported, while the 10 Plus will set you back 499 francs. May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared Preview • Android Pie works like the iPhone X these two ways Mobile World Congress 2019 Comments Now playing: Watch this: Tags Phones Mobile Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone 4 • Share your voice Mobile World Congress 2019 See All reading • Sony’s next flagship, Xperia 1, may have leaked ahead of MWClast_img read more

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Mueller takes the TV stage Democrats hope America tunes in

first_imgWASHINGTON: Democrats are pretty sure America didn’t read the Mueller report. On Wednesday, they’re hoping the nation will be glued to the TV version. Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s appearance before two House committees promises to be the TV event of the year in the U.S. House, where lawmakers will question him for roughly five hours about the book-length report he released in April. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us Democrats hope that by putting Mueller on television and highlighting the parts of the report that they believe describe President Donald Trump’s most egregious behavior, they will be able to ignite new outrage and renew public interest in their investigations. But Republicans will be there, too, defending Trump and turning some of their fire on Mueller’s investigation, which the president condemns as a “witch hunt.” Also Read – Uganda: Traveling girl from Congo dies of Ebola Advertise With Us Trump himself first said he wouldn’t be watching, then he conceded, probably “a little bit.” Though he keeps talking about the probe, many Americans seem to have moved on. That’s why the Democrats hope a daylong presentation, with Mueller repeating out loud some of the findings that might have faded in print, will revive interest. Whether they will be able to accomplish that is unclear. The House will leave town two days after the hearings, possibly blunting any legislative or political momentum. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she will not pursue impeachment, for now, even as an increasing number of Democrats call for at least beginning the process. Advertise With Us The nation has heard the special counsel speak only once — for nine minutes at a press conference in May — since his appointment in May 2017. And he will do his best not to generate fireworks on Wednesday. He has said his testimony will stick to what was in his 448-page report, giving Democrats few new avenues to gain attention. On Tuesday, Democrats on the House judiciary and intelligence committees granted his request to have his top aide in the investigation, Aaron Zebley, sit at the table with him. Zebley is not expected to be sworn in for questioning by the judiciary panel. But he will be able to answer questions before the intelligence committee, where, a committee aide said, he will be sworn in. The aide was not authorized to discuss the hearing preparations publicly and requested anonymity. Trump complained Tuesday night about Zebley’s presence, calling him a “Never Trumper” and tweeting: “What a disgrace to our system. Never heard of this before. VERY UNFAIR, SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED.” On Monday, the Justice Department sent a letter to Mueller asking him not to stray beyond his report. The letter, which was in response to a request from Mueller for information about limitations or potential privilege issues, gives him a formal directive to point to if he faces questions he does not want to answer. House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff said in a letter to Mueller on Tuesday that the Justice Department letter “represents yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to obstruct the authorized oversight activity and legitimate investigations of the Committee.” He said he expects the Justice letter to have “no bearing” on Mueller’s testimony. Absent any bombshells, Democrats insist they just want Mueller to speak the words he wrote on paper in April. “For many Americans, just learning what’s in the report will be a revelation,” said Schiff, D-Calif. “And what the impact of that will be on the Congress or what the impact of that on the country, I don’t know.” Schiff said Democrats will be combatting Trump’s insistence that the report found “no collusion” and “no obstruction.” To stay focused, aides on the House Judiciary and intelligence committees, which will hold the back-to-back hearings, have worked with members to organize the questioning. Democrats on the Judiciary panel will focus on Mueller’s probe into obstruction of justice, which concluded that the president could not be exonerated. Attorney General William Barr and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on their own, after reviewing Mueller’s report, that the evidence on obstruction was not sufficient to support a criminal charge. The Democrats will point to a handful of episodes reviewed by Mueller, including Trump’s directions to White House Counsel Donald McGahn to have Mueller removed and, once that was made public, orders from Trump to McGahn to deny it happened. Democrats also will focus on meetings Trump had with former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in which the Republican president directed Lewandowski to persuade then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to limit Mueller’s investigation, and tell Sessions he was fired if he wouldn’t meet with him. The Democratic aides, who requested anonymity to discuss the preparations, say they believe those episodes are clear examples of obstruction of justice, and are easy for the public to understand. To prepare, the Judiciary aides held a mock hearing with lawmakers Tuesday afternoon. Democratic members of the intelligence panel, which will question Mueller second, will mostly inquire about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. Mueller said there wasn’t enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republicans, on the other hand, are expected to focus in part on the origins of the Russia investigation, as well as evidence they see of potential bias in the FBI’s handling of the probe. That’s what Trump has been saying repeatedly, in rallies, in tweets and impromptu South Lawn exchanges with reporters. Pelosi has said Democrats will “see where the facts take us,” and then “we’ll see what happens after that.” Instead of impeachment, she has urged her committees to continue to investigate Trump and his administration. A six-page document circulated by her office on Tuesday details legislation the Democrats will push after the Mueller hearing, including efforts to secure elections from future foreign interference and requirements that campaigns report such interference. Pelosi’s office is also spearheading a social media campaign, starting Tuesday, with lawmakers sending around two dozen quotes that they see as the most damning in Mueller’s report. Democrats will also tweet and post about what they see as unanswered questions from the document. The Democrats have been frustrated by Trump’s declaration that he will fight all of their subpoenas and decline to cooperate with any of their investigations. They have encountered reluctant witness after reluctant witness, and little new information from those who have talked. The House Judiciary Committee has been preparing a lawsuit to try and compel witnesses to cooperate, but it has yet to be filed.last_img read more

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Ford EcoSport to be Offered with Daytime Running LEDs in India Report

first_imgUS auto major Ford’s much acclaimed EcoSport SUV will be now available in India with LED Daytime Running Lights, claims a new report.According to a report by Cartoq, Ford is also considering to offer EcoSport with sunroof in India. Although the export models of EcoSport are offered with the sunroof and LED Daytime Running Lights, the India bound models are not. Now the latest report suggests that the India specific EcoSport will also come with LED Daytime Running Lights, which the company calls Signature Headlamps. The Signature Headlamps will be priced at ₹14,000 and this pricing also includes the associated wiring required for the DRLs.Launched in June 2013, the EcoSport comes with 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and the 1.0L EcoBoost engine under the hood. The 1.5L petrol engine gives 112 PS power and 140 Nm torque. The revolutionary EcoBoost EcoSport engine churns out a power of 125 PS and 170 Nm torque, along with a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. The diesel variant of EcoSport is the most fuel efficient among all models, delivering a mileage of 22.7 kmpl.The classy style and the strategic positioning of the EcoSport in the domestic market have helped the company have an upper hand in the SUV market. The arrival of EcoSport challenged vehicles like Renault Duster and Scorpio in the country. The vehicle received more than 30,000 bookings within the first 17 days of its launch in India on 26 June.Earlier in February, Ford had slashed the prices of EcoSport in India, following the excise reduction announced by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his latest interim budget.Ford EcoSport Petrol price (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)Ford EcoSport Ambiente -₹5.94 lakhFord EcoSport Trend-₹6.89 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium-₹7.85 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost M/T – ₹8.25 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium 1.0 EcoBoost (Option) M/T -₹8.78 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium 1.5 Ti-VCT A/T -₹8.79 lakhFord EcoSport Diesel priceFord EcoSport Ambiente- ₹7.13 lakhFord EcoSport Trend-₹8.00 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi M/T -₹8.96 lakhFord EcoSport Titanium 1.5 TDCi (Option) -₹ 9.49 lakh[ED:VS]last_img read more

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Sportscaster Harold Bell Plans Ali Documentary

first_imgHarold Bell with “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali. (AFRO Photo)One of the District and the country’s earliest Black sportscasters plans to release a film in the near future on boxing legend Muhammad Ali on the noted anniversary of one of the pugilist’s greatest fights.Harold Bell, who coined the term “Inside Sports,” showed a 30-minute documentary titled “Ali’s Words of Wisdom” on Oct. 4 at Tony’s Boxing Gym in Northeast Washington and a shorter version on Oct. 5 at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street, N.W.  Bell worked on the film with noted actor Robert Hooks, who served as a commentator, and said the timing is right to re-air the interview.“I interviewed Ali right after the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ fight that took place in Zaire,” Bell said. “We are coming on to the 40th anniversary of the fight and I decided to revisit the interview he granted to me. I was the first person to interview him after that fight.”The fight between Ali and George Foreman, which had an unprecedented worldwide audience, took place on Oct. 30, 1974 at the 20th of May Stadium in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Ali won the fight by knocking out Foreman at the end of the eighth round. Sports media experts and promoters have called it the greatest sporting event of the 20th century.From 1960-1990, Bell was a prominent fixture on the sports media scene on television and the radio in the District and nationally, interviewing and interacting with such figures as Georgetown University head basketball coach John Thompson Jr., Olympic and professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, and a host of Washington Redskins and Washington Bullets players. He also has operated his charity, Kids in Trouble, that has given toys and support for decades, and counted President Richard M. Nixon as a friend and mentor.Bell met Ali at Howard University in 1964 after he addressed students there. They had preliminary conversations about doing a project together but lost contact for five years due to Ali’s schedule and the events in his controversial life, notably fighting the U.S. government over being drafted into service in Vietnam.The 40th anniversary of the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ fight is Oct. 30. (Courtesy Photo)The two re-connected in Cleveland where Ali was putting on a boxing exhibition. Bell kept in touch with Ali, and notes that when the opportunity came for the sportscaster to fly to Zaire for the fight, he declined to do so. “I told Ali that I could not fly over all of that water,” Bell said. “Ali mocked me by flapping his arms like a chicken.”Hooks, a well-known actor who has worked on such films as Hurry Sundown in 1967, Trouble Man in 1972 and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock in 1974, said he is happy to work with Bell on the project. “Harold Bell is an old friend of mine,” the actor said. “He contacted me and showed me a film of the interview and I thought that it was extraordinary.”Bell said that the Ali interview was not designed to be a typical sportscaster interaction. “I talked to Ali about the game of life,” he said. “Ali is a deep man.”The documentary shows Ali sitting with Bell musing on subjects such as politics, religion, and life. At times, the boxer uses his verbal skills of rhyme to explain his positions while Bell dutifully listens.Bell’s project could become a hot commodity because Ali sold 80 percent of his name and likeness to the entertainment and licensing firm CKX for $50 million and 20 percent control of advertising. Bell’s friends have suggested he approach HBO or ESPN for the right to air the documentary.Tony Bell, a longtime friend of Bell’s and the owner of Tony’s Gym, said he supports what Bell is trying to do. “I went to school with Harold Bell’s brother and I know him from his years as a roving leader for the District government,” Bell, a former D.C. police sergeant, said. “I was happy to host the showing of the documentary at my gym because I know what he has done for the community.”last_img read more

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A breath of Beijing air gets metagenomics treatment

Explore further More information: Environmental Science & Technology paper: pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es4048472Nature News story: www.nature.com/news/beijing-sm … -of-microbes-1.14640 Journal information: Environmental Science & Technology They took 14 air samples over seven consecutive days. Using genome sequencing, they found about 1,300 different microbial species in the heavy smog period of early last year. The scientists compared their results with a large gene database. What about their findings? Most of the microbes they found were benign but a few were responsible for allergies and respiratory disease. As Nature News reported, the most abundant species identified was Geodermatophilus obscurus, That is a common soil bacterium. Streptococcus pneumonia, however, was also part of the brew, which can cause pneumonia, along with Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungal allergen, and other bacteria typically found in faeces. “Our results,” wrote the researchers, “suggested that the majority of the inhalable microorganisms were soil-associated and nonpathogenic to humans. Nevertheless, the sequences of several respiratory microbial allergens and pathogens were identified and their relative abundance appeared to have increased with increased concentrations of PM pollution.”The authors suggested that their findings may provide an important reference for environmental scientists, health workers and city planners. The researchers also suggested, according to Nature News, that clinical studies explore signs of the same microbes in the sputum of patients with respiratory tract infections, to assess whether smoggier days lead to more infections.Metagenomics, which can analyze microbial communities regardless of the ability of member organisms to be cultured in the laboratory, is recognized as a powerful approach. Nature Reviews also describes metagenomics as “based on the genomic analysis of microbial DNA that is extracted directly from communities in environmental samples.” Citation: A breath of Beijing air gets metagenomics treatment (2014, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-beijing-air-metagenomics-treatment.html Delhi says air ‘not as bad’ as Beijing after smog scrutiny 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. © 2014 Phys.org (Phys.org) —A Friday report in Nature News handles a well-publicized topic, the air quality in Beijing. That may seem like rather old news, but the Friday report has new information on the city’s troubling air quality. Scientists were looking for information about the potential for pathogens and allergens in Beijing’s air and they turned to “metagenomics” as their study tool. The research team described what they were seeking in their paper, “Inhalable Microorganisms in Beijing’s PM2.5 and PM10 Pollutants during a Severe Smog Event,” for Environmental Science & Technology. “While the physical and chemical properties of PM pollutants have been extensively studied, much less is known about the inhalable microorganisms. Most existing data on airborne microbial communities using 16S or 18S rRNA gene sequencing to categorize bacteria or fungi into the family or genus levels do not provide information on their allergenic and pathogenic potentials. Here we employed metagenomic methods to analyze the microbial composition of Beijing’s PM pollutants during a severe January smog event.” A woman wearing a face mask walks on an overpass in Beijing on January 16, 2014 read more

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Queer Eyes Tom and Abby just got married again and were so

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The couple appeared on the first episode of the rebooted TV series where five gay guys makeover the life of one man in hopes of either helping his career or relationships.Tom Jackson was the first cab off the rank for the Netflix series and stole everyone’s hearts with his kind manner and enthusiasm to be made over.His objective in the episode was to win back his ‘third ex-wife’ Abby Parr. Things seemed to go well after the episode shot in the 2017 summer.Then Tom announced on Twitter that the pair had split up in September last year and proceeded to post multiple, heartbreaking photos of the pair.But then in a twist no one was expecting, Tom revealed the couple were engaged and planned to get married again.‘She will always be the love of my life. I will always love her more than anything!!!!!!!’ Tom wrote about Abby on Twitter.Heading back down the aisleTom had hope the Queer Eye guys would plan their wedding and it could be made into a Netflix special.Instead, the pair eloped in a small and traditional wedding in Tennessee.‘I was excited and happy! I was marrying the love of my life’ Abby told Us Weekly. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- ‘Tom looked happy and excited as I walked down the aisle… Tom was grinning from ear to ear.’Queer Eye’s Fab Five didn’t make the wedding, but Tom did wear a suit in the wedding that was tailored for him during the show.Check out the gorgeous photos from their big dayThank you Tiffany Aggen, our wedding photographer for the beautiful wedding pictures!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/zmUcp7N0OL— Tom Jackson (@TomJack20176306) 10 May 2018 pic.twitter.com/E1s3SKZYKx— Tom Jackson (@TomJack20176306) 10 May 2018 Queer Eye’s Abby Parr and Tom Jackson. | Photo: Tiffany Aggen pic.twitter.com/LleRAnAnBL— Tom Jackson (@TomJack20176306) 10 May 2018 In what must be one of the most tumultuous relationships in modern memory, Tom and Abby from Queer Eye have just got married. Queer Eye’s AJ married his boyfriend and our hearts can’t take itTom and Abby from Queer Eye just got engaged and love is not deadTom from Queer Eye has split with his wife after winning her over on the showRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/queer-eyes-tom-and-abby-just-got-married-again-and-were-so-happy/last_img read more

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Avail This Massive 96 Discount On The Complete Tableau 10 Data Science

first_img Share Tweet Submit Data scientists are very much in demand now and their value is increasing every day. Managing data is an art and not everyone is skilled at this very unique art. All companies rely on data in one way or another. Do you wish to become a data scientist? Just get savvy with the tools companies use to manage data and you are good to go. Wccftech is offering an amazing discount on the Complete Tableau 10 Data Science Bundle.Complete Tableau 10 Data Science Bundle featuresThis bundle will help you make data driven decisions that are essential to the working of any company. The bundle includes 5 extremely comprehensive courses that will allow you to do so much in your career. Here are highlights of what each course has to offer:Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Solutions: Vol. 1 – Make Sense of Data Sets with This Visualization Tool Access 32 lectures & 2.5 hours of content 24/7 Discover how to visualize information w/ unique charts & graphs Learn from easy-to-follow examples & cover basic and advanced use-case scenarios Understand how to create a KPI text table, waterfall chart, population pyramid & moreTableau 10 Business Intelligence Solutions: Vol. 2 – Make Your Findings Interactive with Dashboards & Story Points Access 25 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7Understand how Tableau interacts w/ your data & discover new findings Convey your insights w/ dashboards & story points Learn how to communicate your findings w/ interactive chartsMastering Tableau 10 – Produce Interactive Insights Your Business Can Use Access 33 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7Understand the Tableau fundamentals & learn how to filter data at all levels Dive into data intergration w/ Tableau’s new Data Prep feature Master advanced calculations, dashboards & visualizations and solve complex queriesTableau For Absolute Beginners – Learn the Data Analytics Essentials in Two Hours Access 22 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7Follow along bite-sized videos to learn the Tableau fundamentals Get started w/ Tableau installation, configuration & set up Discover how to create charts, dashboards & other interactive visualizationsTableau 10 Desktop Training – Hone Your Analytics Skills with Hands-on Help Access 72 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7Go from beginner to expert w/ creating real-world data visualizations Practice your Tableau skills w/ downloadable practice data sets Represent data w/ bar & line charts, maps, and moreOriginal Price Complete Tableau 10 Data Science Bundle: $623.96Wccftech Discount Price Complete Tableau 10 Data Science Bundle: $19last_img read more

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