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Appeals Tribunal Appointment

first_imgLouanne Labelle has been appointed chief appeal commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal, it was announced today, Aug. 15, by Michael Baker, Minister responsible for the tribunal. “Ms. Labelle has been acting chief appeal commissioner for more than a year,” said Mr. Baker. “We’re very pleased that she will continue to guide the tribunal as it works with Nova Scotians and other agencies involved with compensation issues.” Ms. Labelle holds law degrees from the Université de Montreal and Dalhousie University. She is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Barreau du Québec. Prior to joining the tribunal as an appeal commissioner in 1999, she was in private practice for several years in Dartmouth and served a five-year term as a small claims court adjudicator. The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal is an independent appeal tribunal which hears and decides appeals of final decisions of the Workers’ Compensation Board. The tribunal is governed by the Workers’ Compensation Act of Nova Scotia and is the final level of appeal within the compensation system.last_img read more

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Small v HRM Inquiry to Start Sept 22

first_imgAn independent Nova Scotia Human Rights board of inquiry in the case of Rodney Small v. Halifax Regional Municipality is scheduled to be held Sept. 22-30. Mr. Small, an African Nova Scotian, alleges he was subject to racial discrimination and harassment at his workplace when working for HRM. Mr. Small alleges he was wrongfully terminated after a work-related injury. HRM denies the allegations and says the claimant’s employment was terminated for failure to report to work. The board of inquiry is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. each day, in the Valardo Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. The board chair is Walter Thompson, who is independent of the commission, which is a party representing the public interest at the inquiry. -30-last_img read more

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A call to arms swift action needed on rising seas experts say

first_imgHALIFAX — Experts on flooding risks say worrying figures released this week on the rising seas in Atlantic Canada should prompt governments to move more swiftly to protect coastal areas and vital transport links.Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, calls the projections “a wake-up call and a call to arms.”He’s reacting to Chapter 7 of “Canada’s Changing Climate Report,” which projects 75 centimetres to one metre of relative sea level rise for the East Coast.Federal scientists presented the document earlier this week, noting Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe in a now irreversible process.Feltmate points to predictions for quadrupling of flooding along the Halifax waterfront by mid-century as a signal buildings will have to be constructed to cope with higher tidal surges.In addition, he says the study highlights the vulnerability of the Chignecto Isthmus — a low-lying, 20-kilometre band of land that joins Nova Scotia to New Brunswick.Ocean scientists said in the report that the Atlantic region is facing a dual effect of rising seas and falling coastlines.It notes that while in much of the country the coast is rebounding from glaciation — helping counter sea-level rise — the eastern coasts are continuing to sink. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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InFocus panel discusses the pros and cons of Nelsons Iran trip PART

first_imgPART I PART IIAPTN National NewsAPTN National News’ weekly InFocus panel discusses Former Roseau River chief and AFN national chief candidate Terry Nelson’s trip to Iran.Nelson was accompanied by another former chief, Dennis Pashe, from the Dakota Tipi First Nation in Manitoba.The duo arrived in Iran late last week to talk to the Iranian government about Indigenous peoples in Canada.This week, the panel includes Teyotsihstokwaithe Dakota Brant, a UBC Master’s candidate, Trevor Greyeyes, a freelance journalist, and Daniel T’seleie, who is studying law at the University of Victoria.last_img read more

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Public inquiry hears from people living in fear as Muskrat Falls flooding

first_imgAngel MooreAPTN NewsLand protectors who blockaded and occupied a major hydroelectric project site under three years ago are now mourning the death of the Muskrat Falls.Public hearings for the Muskrat Falls provincial inquiry reached ground zero this week with a stop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador literally hours after flooding of the controversial dam’s reservoir had begun just a few kilometres upstream on the Churchill River.Emotions ran high for some as 10 individuals were allotted 10 minutes each to speak.“Now I come to you your land and I give you 10 minutes; I give you 10 minutes to be able to say how I feel about the land that I love more than my own life,” said Kirk Lethbridge, who was arrested in 2013 while protesting outside the project site.The provincial inquiry is investigating the project, which is years delayed and more than double its original projected cost.Ongoing concerns around the project include its structural safety, environmental risks, the anticipated methyl mercury contamination of fish and other traditional foods of the Innu and Inuit in the area, and the economic burden on generations of people in Newfoundland and Labrador.Much of the blame for what is widely regarded as one of the worst economic and political decisions in the province’s history has fallen on crown energy corporation Nalcor Energy and the recent Progressive Conservative and Liberal governments.“I’ve been…in the Newfoundland jail for protesting Muskrat Falls I’d like to see the real criminals go to jail — the ones that destroyed the land,” Lethbridge told APTN News after Thursday’s hearing.A major peer-reviewed scientific study led by researchers at Harvard University projected three years ago that flooding the Muskrat Falls reservoir could result in significant increases of mercury exposure to Inuit who eat traditional foods, putting some at risk of health impacts from the neurotoxin.Others expressed concerns over the North Spur, a piece of land that juts out into the Churchill River at Muskrat Falls and is being used as part of the dam.Locals, including Innu elders with traditional knowledge of the area, have said for years the land, also referred to locally as “Spirit Mountain,” will not hold back the water in the dam’s reservoir.Locals living in the downstream flood zone have told APTN some are sleeping with lifejackets near their beds in the event of a dam breach.Barry Learmonth, a co-counsel with the Muskrat Falls inquiry, said he was “quite taken by the, I’d say, fear — the actual physical and mental fear that people conveyed about the concern that the something will happen with the North Spur.”Despite public outcry and warnings from engineering experts that the dam will not be safe following reservoir flooding, Nalcor has stood by its own research on the matter.Many continue to call for an independent inquiry into the North Spur.Jamie Felsberg, who grew up in the area, said many have moved on from trying to stop the project.“They just want honesty and they want to make sure that people are safe because all in all that’s really what matters here,” he said.Felsberg said he hopes his and other locals’ testimonies before the inquiry are heard and responded to appropriately.“There are a lot of emotions flowing and a lot of knowledge, traditional knowledge, which is extremely valuable that was shown this evening. And all in all, hopefully, I think there’s going to be a good outcome.”Southern Inuit Elder Jim Learning has been arrested multiple times and jailed twice for resisting Muskrat Falls.In 2013 he launched a six-day hunger strike while in custody.He said local Indigenous groups were not properly consulted before the project began.“If we had been consulted at this level early on that would have been more fair, but we weren’t. Traditional knowledge was blown away, it was not even a word,” he said.Muskrat Falls is being constructed on land the Innu have occupied for thousands of years. But NunatuKavut Community Council, which represents Southern Inuit in the area, has a competing claim to the land at and around the hydro project.Nunatsiavut Government, which represents the Inuit of Labrador, has been unsuccessful in using the courts to try and halt the project. It has maintained all along that its people stand to lose the most as Nunatsiavut beneficiaries who live in isolated coastal communities rely most heavily on the traditional foods scientists say will carry elevated levels of mercury following flooding.On Thursday Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe issues a statement saying with flooding now underway, “the time bomb is ticking on the future of those who depend on the Churchill River and Lake Melville for sustenance, and on the health, culture and way of life of many Labrador Inuit.“If this is what reconciliation is all about, then we want no part of it.”Felsberg said young people who didn’t have a say in the project will be the ones to pay for it.“The future generation that’s coming up won’t be able to do things, and they’ve been ripped from that benefit or right and nothing’s going to happen because of that,” he said. “You know, that’s the thing that really tugs at my heart strings.”The inquiry’s final report is expected in December.Nalcor has said flooding of the dam’s reservoir to 39 metres will be complete by the end of September.amoore@aptn.ca@angelharksenlast_img read more

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WestJet Airlines Ltd shareholders vote for acquisition by Onex Corp

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. says its shareholders and optionholders voted to approve a proposed acquisition by Onex Corporation.The Calgary-based airline says 92.5 per cent of those who voted did so in favour of the transaction at a special meeting held Tuesday.WestJet and Onex entered into an agreement May 12 for Onex to pay $31 per share for WestJet.The deal would see the airline, which has been listed for about two decades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, operate as a privately held company.WestJet CEO Ed Sims says in a statement that receiving this support is a key step on the path to closing the transaction.The acquisition is still subject to closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.The Canadian Press read more

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UN health agency awarded grant for cervical cancer vaccine research

“This contribution…will help to save the lives of many women by immunizing them against human papillomavirus infections,” WHO Director-General Lee Jong-Wook said in statement issued today in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, at the sixth annual WHO Global Vaccine Research Forum.HPVs, the world’s most common sexually transmitted viruses, infect about 70 per cent of sexually active adult populations. While HPV infection clears without treatment in the majority of people, it can develop into chronic infection and, in some women, cause cervical cancer. HPV infections are associated with more than 99 per cent of all cervical cancer cases worldwide and cervical cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer among women in developing countries.The Research Forum runs from 12 June to 15 June and is being co-hosted by the World Health Organization Initiative for Vaccine Research and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). The organizers expect some 200 of the top vaccine researchers, scientists and public health experts to participate.The grant to WHO is part of a joint international effort with the international Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Harvard University and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).IARC, Harvard, and PATH also received grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the four grants together amount to a total $12 million, WHO added. read more

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BC First Nations take Ottawa to court over Trans Mountain pipeline approval

VANCOUVER – Opposition is mounting against the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline as three First Nations launch fresh legal challenges aimed at stymying a project they say was approved without proper consultation.Representatives from the coastal Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations, as well as the Coldwater Indian Band near Merritt in B.C.’s Interior, told reporters Tuesday that the federal government failed to meaningfully include them in the planning and review process before approving Kinder Morgan Canada’s $6.8-billion project.The controversial expansion would run from near Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., and would triple the existing pipeline’s capacity. It is also expected to increase tanker traffic seven-fold within the densely populated Burrard Inlet.Chief Lee Spahan of the Coldwater Indian Band said he has serious concerns over the government’s decision to approve a route that poses unacceptable risks to his community’s drinking water, should the Coldwater Valley watershed be contaminated.“The Crown acknowledged if there were a spill or release from the pipeline, it would be impossible to remediate our aquifer to potable standards,” Spahan said. “In other words, we would never be able to drink our water again.”Spahan said Kinder Morgan identified a safer, albeit more costly, alternative route but withdrew the option from the National Energy Board’s consideration without consulting or notifying the Coldwater nation.“For Coldwater, this is about our drinking water. It is our Standing Rock,” he said, referencing the high-profile protests in the United States against a pipeline the Standing Rock Sioux say threatens their water supply.The federal government did not respond to requests for comment.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain project last November with 157 conditions that were laid out by the National Energy Board. He said he expects the decision to be “bitterly disputed,” but ultimately it is in Canada’s best interest.Squamish Chief Ian Campbell described the federal government’s efforts at consultation as little more than lip service.“We talk about an era of reconciliation but we do not see the actions that go with that,” Campbell said.“We’re at a milestone in Canadian history, an opportunity to mature as a society where the old status quo will no longer be acceptable, that of a colonial imposition to run roughshod over aboriginal rights and title within our own homelands and waters.”Elected councillor Charlene Aleck of the Tsleil-Waututh said at least five First Nations have filed legal challenges since Trans Mountain received federal approval.In an emailed statement, Kinder Morgan said it has been working with Coldwater since 2013 with discussions focusing on rights and title, as well as the environment, including protecting the nation’s water source.“We share the same objective of ensuring the construction and operation of the project minimizes impacts to the environment and, specifically, the Coldwater aquifer,” the email reads.On its website, Kinder Morgan says it has signed 51 community benefits agreements with First Nations worth more than $400 million, including all the First Nations whose reserves the pipeline crosses and 80 per cent of the First Nations in close proximity to the project.But Campbell said buy-in from one nation does not equate to buy-in from all.“We are distinct First Nations across Canada,” he said.“We are responsible for decisions within our own homelands and waters. Therefore, the one third or so of First Nations that have signed on, that is their choice, their autonomy to make those decisions within their own territories.”Last week, the B.C. government gave its blessing to the project after securing a revenue-sharing agreement with the federal government that could see the province bring in more than $1 billion over 20 years.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 17, 2017 3:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 18, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. First Nations take Ottawa to court over Trans Mountain pipeline approval read more

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With devastating impact on civilians conflict is major cause of famine –

Through the adoption of a Presidential Statement, the 15-member body also requested the Secretary-General to provide an oral briefing in October 2017 on impediments to an effective response to the risk of famine in these countries, and make specific recommendations on how to address country-specific impediments in order to enable a more robust short- and long-term response. The Council emphasized, with deep concern, that ongoing conflicts and violence are “a major cause of famine” as they have devastating humanitarian consequences and hinder an effective humanitarian response in the short, medium and long term. Deploring that in these four countries, certain parties have “failed to ensure unfettered and sustained access” for deliveries of vital food assistance as well as other forms of humanitarian aid, the Council reiterated its calls on all parties to allow the safe, timely and unhindered access for humanitarian assistance to all areas and to facilitate access for essential imports of food, fuel and medical supplies into each country, and their distribution throughout. The Council further urged all parties to protect civilian infrastructure which is critical to the delivery of humanitarian aid in the affected countries. The Council expressed its readiness to continue to support the Secretary-General’s call to action to avert famine in conflict-affected countries and commits to engage constructively on his specific recommendations. read more

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Why a Sunday in January has the highest number of deaths in

It might be a good idea not to do very much at all this Sunday. In fact you might just want to stay in bed.You certainly shouldn’t attempt anything too strenuous or risky, and going outside is perhaps best avoided at all costs.Because this Sunday is the day that happens to have the highest number of deaths in the year.It may seem like a rather macabre subject, but figures show that January 6 has an average of 25 per cent more deaths than the daily average.Indeed more people have died on average on January 6 than any other day between 2005 and 2017, with an average 1,732 deaths on the sixth day of the year, compared to the overall daily average of 1,387 deaths per day.The two days either side of January 6 also have high death rates, with January 5 and January 7 averaging just three fewer fatalities each,  according to data from the Office for National Statistics analysed by the website Beyond, provider of after-life services.Analysts say the most likely explanation for the high number of deaths is the cold winter weather, with January frequently the coldest month of the year.With immune systems running low due to the cold and damp people are left more vulnerable to infections and illnesses that can, in turn, result in sudden physical decline and death. By contrast, Beyond’s analysis of the data found that July 30 is the least likely day for people to die, with just 1,208 deaths on average – 13 per cent lower than the overall daily average. 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. Research also suggests that similar to weekends there may be a spike in deaths of people admitted to hospital over the festive holidays, when fewer staff are on duty.Nick Stripe, Health Analysis and Life Events, Office for National Statistics, said: “The number of excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017 to 2018 was the highest recorded since the winter of 1975 to 1976. However, peaks like these are not unusual – we have seen more than eight peaks during the last 40 years.”Furthermore the Samaritans report that January is a peak time for calls from people on the edge of despair, with psychologists calling the damaging post-Christmas dip in mood the “broken promise” effect. Experts also believe there is evidence that January is when residual holiday stress comes to the surface, following the end of the festivities and the return to work.”Suicides and suicide attempts tend to peak following holidays, especially Christmas and early January following family and financial pressures over the festive period,” said Steve Cottle of the Morneau Shepell Research Group, which analyses mental health trends. This traditionally coincides with far warmer weather – the hottest day of last year was July 27.James Dunn, co-founder of Beyond, said: “It may seem a morbid reality to be confronting so soon after Christmas, but January 6 is our very own ‘Day of the Dead’.“Late December and early January are always going to be common times to die, with the cold weather raising the risk of infection in people who are already vulnerable.“Often those who are sick and dying will target certain milestones to keep them going, so it is unsurprising to see higher numbers for the weeks following Christmas, as the thought of one final festive period helps sustain people until later in the month.”Beyond is one of the UK’s few price comparison websites for funeral services. Formerly known as Funeralbooker, it also helps customers obtain finance to pay for funerals and use probate and estate administration services.Mr Dunn said people should be encouraged to prepare for the inescapable reality of death, whatever time of year it happens.“Death is a year-long reality, and while mourning the loss of loved ones, we should also celebrate their lives,” he said, adding: “Funerals in this country are moving away from the traditional model and towards more personalised and bespoke celebrations of life, as they ought to be.” It is also thought that many vulnerable and elderly people are sustained by the prospect of Christmas celebrations with their families, only to go into a more rapid decline once the festivities are over. read more

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Joy notes trend towards suspension shuttle cars

first_imgUnderground coal equipment major Joy Global reports a mining industry trend toward using suspension shuttle cars to increase productivity as well as to improve ergonomic performance. “According to recent test data, operations can achieve more than a 10% increase in productivity with the use of JoyRide shuttle car suspension technology” said Toby Cressman, Joy Global Haulage Design Engineer. “Furthermore, depending upon market and mine conditions, operations can realise payback in as little as one month when investing in this ‘next generation’ four-wheel independent suspension system, which has been enhanced by a new and improved JoyRide strut system that offers the best-in-class ride available on the market today.”JoyRide suspension systems are currently available as an option on all Joy low, mid, and high-seam shuttle car models – with a design underway for ultra-high seam models to be released at a future date. Benefits include superior vibration dampening characteristics that reduce forces on the machine chassis, resulting in less wear and tear on shuttle car components, reduced material loss, and less rutting in roadways. Most importantly, less energy and impact transferred to the operator allows the ability to safely and comfortably maintain higher shuttle car speeds with less fatigue. “As has been proven in suspension cars already operating underground, improved ergonomic performance means more trips per shift, which means more tons per day at a lower cost. This positive effect on operator safety, as well as productivity, is why we are seeing a higher percentage of our customers moving toward the suspension system option,” said Cressman. The improved JoyRide strut design, which is backward compatible, is the result of “ongoing and innovative design initiatives”; and meticulous component and underground machine testing; which has ultimately allowed similar advancements in above-ground earth moving equipment suspension systems to be applied to space-efficient underground equipment. “In fact, the JoyRide strut design tested favorably against ISO standards for human body vibration exposure. Also, the JoyRide strut is a simple, self-contained unit, and can be retrofitted to suspension machines currently in the field without a new chassis being required,” said Cressman.last_img read more

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21 dead as tourist boat capsizes off Indias Andaman and Nicobar islands

first_imgA TOURIST BOAT capsized off India’s remote Andaman and Nicobar islands today, leaving 21 people dead as rescuers continued to search in the dark for those feared still missing, officials said.The private boat carrying around 43 tourists, thought to be mostly Indians, plus crew sank quickly after taking on water between Ross Island and North Bay near the island’s capital Port Blair, a senior official said.Sank quicklyAnand Prakash, Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, told AFP that 21 people were killed in the tragedy.By all reports, it (the boat) sank quite quickly and didn’t give passengers much of a chance to get out of there.“Whether the boat broke open and water poured in, we don’t know,” said Prakash, adding that an investigation was under way into the cause of the accident. “But the boat was bad.”Another 20 people have been pulled alive from the water following the accident late this afternoon, Prakash said.Search efforts that include the coast guard, navy and police were ongoing, aided by a helicopter with a spotlight for “two to three” people still feared to be missing, he added.FerryThe Aqua Marine ferrying the passengers between the two popular spots capsized in Port Blair harbour, located in the Andamans, about one kilometre from shore during calm seas, Prakash said.Some people could see the boat starting to sink from shore so quite a few boats took off from the harbour to try to help. Earlier Indian media had reported the accident took place some 25 kilometres off the coast of Port Blair.India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed shock over the tragedy and “condoled the loss of lives.” Singh also said in a statement that he has asked the country’s national agencies to help in the rescue and relief operation.Those rescued have been taken to a hospital in Port Blair, with “several of them seriously injured”, an official said.“The bodies have also been taken to the same hospital,” the unnamed official told AFP by phone from the town.The boat was carrying a large group of tourists from Kanchipuram in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, the official said, while local media reported that some were from the country’s financial hub Mumbai.However authorities were canvassing hotels in Port Blair to confirm the names of all of the tourists who were on board the boat, the official added.InvestigationAn investigation by the judicial district magistrate was under way into the cause of the accident, the official said.A list of the dead and injured was expected to be released soon, and helpline numbers have been set up for those concerned about missing relatives and friends.The Andaman and Nicobar islands, comprising some 572 islands, are located between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.- © AFP, 2014Read: Man-eating tiger believed to have killed 3 people shot dead in India>last_img read more

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Daily Gift Kinect for Xbox 360

first_imgThis one’s a no-brainer, really. Microsoft had been talking up Project Natal for what seemed like forever, finally renaming the Kinect for Xbox 360 and unveiling this June at the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles. And by most accounts, the company seems to have a genuine hit one its hands. The Kinect is shaping up to be one of the most hotly requested items this holiday season and just the kick in the pants the Xbox 360 needed to stay fresh into 2011.The Kinect ships at $149.99 as a standalone device–pricier than the $99 PlayStation Move, sure, but the hands-free motion controller will almost certainly make the day of someone on your shopping list.The controller is a terrific option for those younger kids on your list for whom much of the Xbox’s library is a bit too mature. Games like Dance Central, Kinectimals, and Kinect Sports are all-ages affairs that have the added benefit of getting players up off of the couch.last_img read more

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Greek golden visa to come with citizenship

first_imgThe Greek government is looking to make exciting changes to its ‘golden visa’ program, allowing investors to obtain full Greek citizenship after seven years. A bill scheduled to go through parliament could allow non-EU buyers to aquire full citizenship in Greece. Currently, the investment for the residency program (or ‘golden visa’) in the country grants renewable five-year residency permits to non-EU investors who buy property worth more than €250,000 (AU$360,000). This means they can live in Greece for as long as they own the property.Under the new scheme, participants will have the option of full citizenship after seven years – meaning the new passport-holders gain all the advantages of the EU. This should make Greece a more attractive prospect to Chinese and Russian investors in particular. The Greek government has also been promoting its visa scheme in the Middle East. “If approved by parliament, I think it’s a positive move by the Greeks,” Vas Agridhiotis of Greek property specialist RDC told OPP Connect. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Hawaii Investigating EA for Predatory Practices in Games like Battlefront II

first_imgStay on target It appears the fight against loot boxes in video games is gaining serious momentum. First, Belgium officially declared loot boxes as a form of gambling. Now, the state of Hawaii is taking steps to fight the “predatory practices” of companies like EA.Democratic State Representative from Hawaii, Chris Lee, held a press conference yesterday where he explained how his state is looking into drafting legislation to keep games like Star Wars: Battlefront II from being played by minors. Lee believes Battlefront II is a “Star Wars-themed online casino, designed to lure kids into spending money.” Appropriately, he said “it’s a trap.” You can see the press conference in the video below.“While we are stepping up to act in Hawaii, we have also been in discussions with our counterparts in a number of other states who are also considering how to address this issue,” said Lee in a press release. “Change is difficult at the federal level, but states can and are taking action.”Lee went on to say: “These kinds of loot boxes and microtransactions are explicitly designed to prey upon and exploit human psychology in the same way casino games are so designed. This is especially true for young adults who child psychologists and other experts explain are particularly vulnerable. These exploitive mechanisms and the deceptive marketing promoting them have no place in games being marketed to minors, and perhaps no place in games at all.”As Kotaku notes, this is just a preliminary announcement. Still, it shows the controversy surrounding loot boxes (and microtransactions) has gotten the attention of folks outside of gaming. In particular, those who have the power to do something about these practices. Right now, only Hawaii is proposing keeping games with loot boxes away from children. However, Lee plans to ally with other states. If enough come onboard, we may see significant change in the way publishers handle things like loot boxes. This isn’t over yet, people. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img EA Is Taking Another Crack at Single-Player Star Wars, Battlefront II6 Awesome Star Wars Video Games in Humble Bundle’s Huge May the 4th Sale last_img read more

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USA Network orders 14 more episodes of Miz and Mrs reality show

first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles WWE and the USA Network announced this week that 14 more episodes of the “Miz and Mrs” reality show have been ordered after a successful early run of the show.You can check out the full press release below.USA PICKS UP 14 MORE EPISODES OF ‘MIZ & MRS’Docuseries Following WWE® Power Couple, The Miz and Maryse, Was USA’s Top Reality Series Premiere Since 2011NEW YORK, NY — August 14, 2018 – USA Network has ordered additional episodes of freshman series MIZ & MRS, commissioning 14, half-hour episodes to air in 2019. Produced by WWE® and Bunim/Murray Productions and starring married WWE Superstars Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Mizanin, MIZ & MRS’s first six episodes are currently airing Tuesdays at 10/9c. The additional back-half order announcement was made tonight on SMACKDOWN LIVE®.Following the humorous and hectic personal lives of the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, MIZ & MRS scored big as USA’s top unscripted launch in more than seven years, averaging 1.7M P2+ viewers during the first three premiere episodes.“One word about the renewal: AWESOME!,” said The Miz.“Thanks to all of the WWE fans out there who wanted a window to our crazy lives,” added Maryse. “Be careful what you wish for!”MIZ & MRS gives fans an unfiltered look at the power couple’s lives as they adapt to becoming first-time parents while juggling their fast-paced lifestyle, a cross-country move from Los Angeles to Austin, and the intense demands of their WWE schedule. From baby first-aid classes and pregnancy photo shoots to big showdowns at WrestleMania®, MIZ & MRS proves that the outrageous in-ring personalities of The Miz and Maryse are no act.Produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions, MIZ & MRS complements USA’s WWE programming, which includes five hours of live programming each week, 52 weeks a year, with MONDAY NIGHT RAW® and SMACKDOWN LIVE. Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan and Russell Jay serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions, and Kevin Dunn serves as executive producer for WWE. The Miz and Maryse are also executive producers.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Pinterest Miz and Mrs. Season One coming to the WWE Network Friday, September 20 Videos Articles Cesaro WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler)last_img read more

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SD FireRescue keeps cautious watch as three wildfires burn across California

first_img November 10, 2018 Updated: 6:08 AM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Fire crews from San Diego are doing what they can to help fight the fires burning across the state while still keeping our county safe.KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez joined Deputy Chief Steve Lozano live at fire station 14 in North Park Saturday morning with the latest on their continuing efforts.Additionally, San Diego Fire-Rescue would like to remind us its “Ready Set Go” guide is available (in English and Spanish) at www.sandiego.gov/fire. It has really great tips about fire safety and preparedness. It’s not too late to practice emergency plans with the members of your household. Posted: November 10, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom SD Fire-Rescue keeps cautious watch as three wildfires burn across California Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 2 Wilmington Students Graduate From Rivier University

first_imgNASHUA, NH — Rivier University celebrated its 83rd Commencement on May 12, awarding 727 degrees to doctoral, post-master’s, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree graduates. The ceremony highlighted the importance of innovation, technology and service to the 21st-century workforce and making a difference in the world.Wilmington graduates included Jane Farrell and Cynthia McIrney.Rivier University honored two exceptional New Hampshire business and social entrepreneurs, Jeremy and Elizabeth Hitchcock, with honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Best known for their contributions to entrepreneurialism and technological innovation, the Hitchcocks’ business development efforts play a key role in advancing New Hampshire’s economy. The Hitchcocks live in Manchester, New Hampshire; they own and operate high-tech, management and retail businesses in the state. Deeply committed to community and workforce development, they invest in startup companies’ growth and support causes devoted to education, technology, public service, and the arts and culture.Mr. Hitchcock’s Commencement address focused on technology and the humanities as tools to make a difference in graduates’ lives and in the lives of others. He encouraged graduates to set goals with specific intention for themselves and for their future contributions to the world. “STEM is a basic skill of the 21st century,” said Jeremy Hitchcock. “While I am a practitioner of science and engineering and technology, we must remember that we’re humans in the end. I do love technology—but my greatest moments of happiness have not come from the breakthroughs of technology but have been based on outcomes of people.”Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Rivier’s President, offered well wishes to the graduates. “Congratulations to all our graduates of the class of 2018,” said Sister Paula. “This is a singular achievement in your life and will serve as a strong foundation of the core mission of Rivier University to transform hearts and minds to serve the world.”Speaking on behalf of the undergraduate class, Nashua native Haley Goodspeed, B.S. in Business Management, magna cum laude, commented on graduates’ preparation for civic engagement. “At Rivier, we learned how to achieve success in serving our community and the world, with humility,” said Goodspeed. “Encouraged to understand and sympathize with others’ situations and suffering, we were taught to be compassionate, to act ethically, and to be the good we’d like to see in the world.”Scott Congdon, M.S. in Nursing, of Merrimack, NH, representing students in graduate programs, urged classmates to find fulfillment in service to others. “I challenge you to make a significant difference in the life of another; in doing so, you will make a most significant difference in your own.”Advancing its efforts in STEM education, Rivier University plans to construct a new, high-technology Science Center. The 30,000-square-foot facility will replace the current science building and provide leading-edge resources to faculty and students in the areas of biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, and nursing. The Center will complement resources for students majoring in computer science and cybersecurity management.Offering an education grounded in the liberal arts and Catholic tradition featuring the core curriculum, Journeys of Transformation, the University prepares students for the 21st-century workforce. Rivier’s mission to transform hearts and minds to serve the world is demonstrated through its academic programs in nursing, public health, education, counseling, psychology, business, natural and computer sciences, and the humanities. New for fall 2019, the University will offer majors in sport management and cybersecurity management.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Rivier University.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Graduate From QuinnipiacIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s MacKinnon & Simmons Graduate From Western New England UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly April 23 2015

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn. The Blind Spot: Quitting Meth Alone, TogetherAnne Hillman & Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThis week we’re exploring the Blind Spot, it’s a focus on the teens who are using substances but aren’t being caught by the system that’s set up to help them. In this story, KSKA’s Anne Hillman spoke with a couple relying on each other to get through their past methamphetamine addiction. PSP: With New Lab, STA Takes A Gamble On Shellfish TestingEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaDespite the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning – or PSP – Southeast Alaska has a robust dive fishery that includes geoduck clams. The harvest depends on weekly testing results from the Department of Environmental Conservation laboratory in Anchorage. US Senate Confirms Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Both Alaska senators voted against her. This scenario could change in the not-too-distant future. Alaska Miners Dispute Claim That ‘Much’ Of Alaska’s Federal Lands Are Open To Mining Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCAlaska mining advocates are taking issue with something Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said last week, while defending federal resource management in Alaska. UAF Announces Academic Program Cuts, Changes Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of academic program cuts and changes in response to reduced state funding.  The cost saving measures are the first of numerous expected as UAF tries to cover a more than $20 million budget hole.center_img Download Audio US To Assume Arctic Council Chair Amid Dispute Over Russian Military MovesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates say they’ll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. Observers say the council’s work won’t be disrupted by divisions among some of its members. Cessna 185 Makes Emergency Landing In Nome Francesca Fenzi, KNOM – NomeA privately-owned Cessna 185 airplane made an emergency landing at Nome’s City Field airport this afternoon. Jury Convicts Tanana Man In Evidence Tampering Case The Associated PressA jury has convicted a 59-year-old Tanana man on evidence tampering charges after two Alaska State Troopers were shot to death. Gov. Bill Walker Adopted Into Tlingit Clan Elizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauGov. Bill Walker was recently adopted into the Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan. The ceremony happened during the 80th Assembly of the Central Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, where Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was also given a lifetime achievement award.last_img read more

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Sitka Tribe of Alaska receives 2 million grant to help domestic violence

first_imgSitka Tribe of Alaska’s Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi building (KCAW photo)The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has landed over $2 million in federal grant money to aid victims of domestic violence. The money is being awarded in three separate grants and will create five new positions to support women and children in Sitka.Listen nowThe first grant puts $600,000 towards facility improvements at Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), which provides shelter for domestic violence victims.The money comes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Grant administrator Rachel Henderson says Sitka Tribe works with SAFV frequently, and this grant provides direct support for the shelter and the people it serves.“65 percent of the people that use the SAFV shelter are Alaska Native. So we thought it was important in that regard to help tribal citizens,” Henderson said. “Also, most of the people that go there have low-to-moderate income, so it’s just helpful to the people in general that SAFV has an expanded or renovated facility.”The SAFV shelter was built in the 1960’s. SAFV bought the building in 1995 and made some changes, but no large renovations to the floor plan. With this money, SAFV will expand the facility’s square footage and renovate the existing living space to accommodate more people. Currently, SAFV has space for 24 women and children.“It’s going to add an area for animals so people who are coming to the shelter can bring their animals with them,” Henderson said. “It’s going to have expand eight bedrooms so they can have 4 family size bedrooms. It’s going to improve the bathrooms so that one of the bathrooms is more handicapped accessible.”STA also received two grants from the US. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The first — for just over $899,000 — will be used to fund three positions for the next three years: an advocate for victims’ services at SAFV, a transitional housing program manager at STA and a domestic violence investigator at the Sitka Police Department. All three positions will share a common goal of aiding victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.Melanie Boord, social services director for Sitka Tribe of Alaska, says there was a crucial need to work with Sitka Police and SAFV to address the needs of women in the community from multiple angles.“There’s been a desperate need for transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Boord said. “There’s definitely a need for a more effective approach to investigating crimes of domestic violence. And also because of the diminished shelter funding, there’s also a need for enhanced victim’s services.”The second DOJ grant, the Legal Assistance for Victims grant, allocates $599,000 over the next three years to fund two positions. Naomi Palosaari of STA says the money will first pay for a full-time attorney who will work out of STA.“They will see clients, they will screen them for eligibility, they will represent them in court, they will draw up paperwork,” Palosaari said. “They will be providing all legal services in recovery from domestic violence or assistance with domestic violence issues.”Sitka Tribe is now advertising for a family law attorney to fill that position. All other grant funded positions took effect on October 1.last_img read more

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