NWT Ottawa ink devolution deal

first_imgAPTN National NewsA final devolution agreement for the Northwest Territories was signed Tuesday.The deal will transfer federal power over land, water and resources to the territory.APTN’s Cullen Crozier has a look back at the long road to devolution.last_img

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Trump of the Netherlands Sparks Controversy Again

Rabat – Geert Wilders, acknowledged “Trump of the Netherlands,” has sparked controversy once more with derogatory remarks regarding the country’s Moroccan population, according to BBC News.A conviction for hate speech two months ago hasn’t tempered the speech of, Netherlands political candidate, Gert Wilders. While launching his electoral campaign on Saturday, Wilders made several derogatory comments about Moroccans living in the Netherlands.“The Moroccan scum in Holland,” he said, “once again not all are scum… but there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who make the streets unsafe, mostly young people… and that should change.” Wilders has been riding the Donald Trump wave, leading in popular polls and is now poised to become the next Dutch Prime Minister. His lead has been built upon the promises to end Moroccan immigration, shut down mosques, ban the Quran, comparing it to Mein Kampf, and leaving the European Union. In recent weeks, however, a rise in public concern that Trump is compromising global stability, has caused many to believe Wilders’ wave may finally have crested. His lead is beginning to slip noticeably.After promising to reduce the country’s population of Moroccans at a rally in 2014, police received 6400 complaints from citizens citing accusations of hate speech. At his trial, just two months ago, he was convicted of insulting a group of people and inciting discrimination. During the trial, Moroccans testified that his comments made them feel like “third-rate citizens.” A census from 2011 shows that Moroccans in the Netherlands represent the third largest group on non-EU residents in the country. Despite the conviction, Wilders was given no sentenceand was acquitted of inciting hate.According to the Associated Press, director of Contact Organ Muslims and Government, EbubekirOzture, was not surprised to hear that Wilders was at the centre of another controversy. He called the politician’s latest comments “reprehensible” but said “It’s not the first time and it probably won’t be the last time.”Still, Saturday’s appearance did have a bright spot. Several protestors showed up to denounce him. “A lot of people have gotten used to it and they don’t protest anymore, and I think it’s important that you show your voice,“said one protestor, “that you don’t agree with the things that are happening and also just to get into contact with the people that are voting for him.” read more

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Canadas exForeign Minister Axworthy named UN envoy to Eritrea Ethiopia

“The Secretary-General hopes that in carrying out this important assignment, the Special Envoy will enjoy the full cooperation of all parties concerned,” a UN spokesman said in a statement.In a subsequent press statement, the current President of the Security Council, Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile, welcomed Mr. Axworthy’s appointment and voiced full support for the good offices mission aimed at facilitating implementation of the Algiers Agreement, the decision of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Commission, and the Council’s own resolutions and decisions. In addition to having served in several Canadian government cabinet positions, Mr. Axworthy helped to negotiate the Ottawa Convention banning anti-personnel landmines and was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize in 1997. He has been director and CEO of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia since 2001.By signing the Algiers peace agreement of December 2000, the two governments committed themselves to renounce violence as a means of solving their problems, to use technical means to demarcate the border and, if all else failed, to accept “appropriate means of arbitration.”Earlier this month, the Security Council, discussing Ethiopia and Eritrea, supported Mr. Annan’s intention to “consider additional measures to move demarcation and the peace process forward and help the parties overcome their differences, in particular through good offices.”The Council also urged the two governments to establish a broad political dialogue that would help to improve their relations. read more

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UN health agency chief investigates Chikungunya outbreak in Mauritius

Lee Jong-wook, the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), is in the midst of country visits in East Africa and the Indian Ocean, where the disease, which has no known cure and causes high fever, dehydration and severe pain, has begun to spread rapidly.Approximately 2400 cases of the disease have been reported on Reunion Island , although it was thought that close to 157,000 people had been infected since March 2005, WHO spokesperson Fadela Chaib said in Geneva today.Elsewhere in the Indian Ocean, other areas that have reported cases since mid-January include Mayotte, with 924 cases, and Seychelles with 4,650. Earlier in the week Dr. Lee visited Madagascar, which has reported a few fresh cases of the disease.WHO has deployed a team to the region to evaluate the measures undertaken to fight the disease. Dr. Lee returns to Geneva Friday. read more

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Unemployment rates fall in 90 per cent of US cities as more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Unemployment rates fall in 90 per cent of US cities as more Americans give up job search by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2013 3:04 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 per cent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs.The Labor Department says unemployment rates fell in 333 of the 372 largest metro areas. They declined in 22 and were unchanged in 17.Nationwide, the unemployment rate dipped to 7.6 per cent in March from 7.7 per cent in February. Fewer people said they were unemployed, but only because they gave up on their job hunts. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively looking for work.Hiring slowed sharply. Employers added only 88,000 jobs in March, a steep drop from the average gains of 188,000 a month in the preceding six months.Still, there were signs of long-term improvement in the metro unemployment data. Nearly 160 metro areas had unemployment rates of 7 per cent or below, up from 113 a year earlier.And while 44 cities still have unemployment rates of 10 per cent or higher, that’s down from 63 a year earlier.The metro unemployment data isn’t seasonally adjusted for trends like the hiring of extra retail employees over the winter holidays. As a result, it can be more volatile than the national data.The metro area with the biggest decline in unemployment in March from February was Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Va., where the rate fell to 5.6 per cent from 7 per cent. It was followed by Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the rate fell to 6.4 per cent from 7.7 per cent.The next biggest drops were in Panama City-Lynn Haven, Fla.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Springfield, Ill.The metro area with the biggest increase was Baton Rouge, La., where it rose to 5.8 per cent from 5.5 per cent. Next was Bowling Green, Ky., where the rate increased by almost the same proportion: to 7.8 per cent from 7.4 per cent.They were followed by Lubbock, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lawrence, Kan.The lowest unemployment rate was in Midland, Texas, at 3.1 per cent. Midland displaced Bismarck, N.D., which has frequently boasted the lowest rate in the nation, largely because of the oil and gas drilling boom in that state. Bismarck’s rate was 3.6 per cent.Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates, at 26 per cent and 23.7 per cent, respectively. The two areas are adjacent and include a large number of migrant farm workers. read more

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Ohio State womens tennis looks to rebound at Big Ten tournament

Junior Grainne O’Neill serves during a match at the OSU tennis center. The Buckeyes are set for the Big Ten tournament.Credit: Lindsey Oates / Lantern photographerDespite not having any seniors in this year’s lineup, the Ohio State women’s tennis team has fared well, winning a program record of 10 of its 11 Big Ten matches this spring.The No. 18 Buckeyes’ only loss in Big Ten play came on Friday when the Scarlet and Gray faltered at home against the then-No. 14 Michigan Wolverines.With the loss, the Buckeyes let a share of the regular-season Big Ten title slip away, but after defeating Michigan State two days later, OSU has re-routed the ship heading into the Big Ten Tournament.“We know that we’re very well prepared,” junior Grainne O’Neill said. “We’ve put in the work on and off the court and I think that shows. We’re just excited to get started and see how it goes.”The Buckeyes will be seeded in the two slot this weekend in Evanston, Ill., with a first-round bye as they await the winner of Purdue and Wisconsin.OSU has not been at the top of the Big Ten standings since winning the conference in 2000. Coach Melissa Schaub said she is happy with where her team is, and added that the key to winning is to simply keep working for it.“I think we compete really hard,” Schaub said. “I think college tennis is a lot about really good energy, coming out and competing every day, you’re not always going to play your best.“I tell these guys you can probably count on one hand the amount of times they’re going to walk off the court thinking they played unbelievable. The rest of it is just trying to gut it out and find a way.”O’Neill, who won her individual match in two sets against Michigan State, said she is excited for the tournament because it is a chance to be on a big stage and compete in a pressured and sometimes nerve-wracking environment.But her excitement for the challenge wasn’t there in years past.“I think mentally I’ve gotten a lot stronger,” O’Neill said. “And knowing that maybe in years before I might have gotten a little nervous in tight situations but just from playing so many matches I’ve gotten more confident and I know that I can pull off a win eventually if I just keep plugging away.”Schaub said she is proud of O’Neill’s ability to step up in pressure situations, given she is one of the older members of a youthful team.“We are a very young team,” Schaub said. “And for Grainne, who doesn’t know whether she’s going to be in there playing or not until sometimes the day of, she has stepped up huge.”However, in order to go far this weekend in the tournament and possibly get a chance to avenge their only Big Ten loss, it will be a team effort, Schaub said. And she added that she is proud of how the whole team has followed O’Neill’s lead.“I think they’ve all stepped up,” Schaub said of her team. “Certain matches, we’ve had certain people out and other people have had to jump in and step up, and they’ve done that really well. It’s just unbelievable for them and shows the kind of heart they have and the kind of team they are.”Michigan has won the Big Ten regular-season title for six consecutive years after beating the Buckeyes a week ago. But now it is tournament time, and OSU is excited to possibly get a second shot at the Maize and Blue, O’Neill said.“This year we are really, really prepared and we’re excited to play,” O’Neill said. “It’s always been a rivalry. Every time we play Michigan, we’re pumped up, and we just want to get that win and end that streak.”OSU is set to play its first Big Ten Tournament match on Friday at 2 p.m. against the winner of Purdue and Wisconsin, who play at the same time on Thursday. read more

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Michelin completes Fenner acquisition

first_imgOn March 19, 2018, Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin and Fenner PLC announced that they had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition pursuant to which Michelin would acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Fenner by means of a court sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the United Kingdom’s Companies Act 2006.On May 16, 2018, Fenner’s shareholders approved the Scheme with over 99% of votes cast in favor. On May 25, 2018, the court sanctioned the Scheme at a court hearing held earlier that day. Each Fenner shareholder subject to the Scheme will receive 610 pence in cash for each Fenner PLC share on or before June 14, 2018, valuing Fenner PLC at approximately £1.3 billion on an enterprise value basis.Michelin and Fenner are now pleased to announce that the court order for the Scheme has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies today and, accordingly, the Scheme has become effective in accordance with its terms. Fenner is therefore now a wholly owned subsidiary of Michelin.Today, John Pratt, CFO of Fenner, will be appointed CEO of Fenner, by the new Board of Directors.Fenner is a world leader in reinforced polymer technology reporting revenues of £655 million for the year ended August 31, 2017. It provides conveyor belt solutions and reinforced polymer products for the mining and general industrial markets. “For Michelin, this acquisition is in perfect strategic alignment with its ambition to leverage its expertise in high-technology materials.”The acquisition is expected to deliver the following strategic benefits:Broader offer portfolio for mining customers: the acquisition will allow the Michelin Group to provide mining industry customers with a broader offering, ranging from tyres to conveyor belts with related services and solutions, and also enhance both companies’ geographic reachBroadened high-tech materials expertise and innovation: driven by a strong innovation culture, Michelin and Fenner are technology leaders and have successfully developed premium product portfolios. The addition of Fenner’s polymer portfolio will help Michelin develop into the reinforced polymer markets, notably in consumer goods, industrial devices and medical segments. Michelin is further developing its expertise in advanced materials and engineered products. Fenner will be the cornerstone of this process“We are pleased to welcome Fenner’s employees to the Group; thanks to their recognised expertise, Michelin will be able to accelerate its growth in the very dynamic high-technology materials market, which will be key to creating value in the coming years,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin.last_img read more

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FROM ROGLA TO RIO Five preOlympic tests for Slovenia

← Previous Story Maccabi Tel Aviv appoints new coach Dragan Djukic Next Story → IHF Super Globe 2016 with Kielce and PSG in Doha Handball Rio 2016Olympic handballrio 2016 handballSlovenia Riođ Slovenian national team qualifed for the Olympic tournament after 12 years. Veselin Vujović and his guys managed to make a big success after poor January, when Slovenia were eliminated at EHF EURO 2016 Preliminary Round. With much better energy, Zorman and Co. began preparations for Rio on famous domestic resort Rogla, place famous for pre-season activities since Yugoslav times.Slovenia will play five friendly matches before the start of the Olympic tournament on August 7.Firstly, Tunisia will test Balkan guys on July 16 and 17, before matches against Croatia (July 22 and 26) in Opatija and Koper.The last test will be held in Rio on August 4, where Denmark will be on the other side of the court. read more

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Some parcel delivery disruption as An Post depot remains closed

first_imgRead: An Post wins new contract to keep delivering social welfare payments> THE MAIN PARCEL deport at Merrywell remains closed this morning after the fire at the Ballymount Industrial Estate forced it to close due to heavy smoke.44 workers were evacuated yesterday as fire fighters continued to tackle the blaze at the Oxigen Environmental recycling plant.An Post told TheJournal.ie that the depot remains closed this morning, but that they had put contingencies in place to ensure parcel deliveries went out this morning.A spokesperson for An Post said:There will be some disruption to the delivery service today, but we will catch up as quick as we can.He added that they were working in conjunction with the chief fire officer and that the depot would open once the all clear was given.Read: An Post plan two-storey extension of GPO ahead of 1916 anniversary>last_img read more

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Kafenio to get dementia conversation flowing

first_imgAlzheimer’s Australia NSW has launched a monthly cafe for dementia patients and their carers to meet in the area of St George, New South Wales. Cafe Connect is designed for dementia suffers of different cultural backgrounds and is run by Director of Support Services of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Anne Lunnon says the initiative hopes to form an integral part of a dementia sufferer’s life. “The Cafe offers a great social environment for relaxation and conversation with other people suffering from dementia or caring for people suffering from dementia,” said Anne Lunnon. Operating in conjunction with the Saint George Migrant Resource Centre, the cafe will be conducted on the third Tuesday of each month at Cherish Cafe Courtyard. Hoping to see many diverse communities taking the opportunity to sit and mingle, the cafe aspires to bring guest speakers to help sufferers get a better understanding of the illness. “At the Cafe are also special speakers and is a great way to learn one of the services available to people with dementia in the region,” Ms Lunnon said. Almost 280,000 people suffer from dementia in Australia. This number is projected to double by 2030. Reservations are required and the next Cafe Connect will be held on Thursday 17 July at the Cherish Cafe Courtyard, Shop 1, 31 Clareville Avenue, Dolls Point for a gold coin donation. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Des chercheurs découvrent de la vie dans un lac caché sous la

first_imgDes chercheurs découvrent de la vie dans un lac caché sous la glace en AntarctiqueDes scientifiques ont annoncé être parvenus à collecter des bactéries dans les profondeurs du lac Whillans situé sous les glaces de l’Antarctique. C’est la première fois que de la vie est découverte dans un lac subglaciaire.L’aventure s’est achevée le mois dernier mais les découvertes ne font que commencer. Mi-janvier, des explorateurs américains ont annoncé qu’il avait achevé le périple de quelque 1.000 kilomètres qui devait les mener de la station McMurdo situé en Antarctique au lac Whillans. Localisé dans la partie occidentale de l’Antarctique, ceci est un lac subglaciaire caché sous une couche de 800 mètres de glace. D’où l’intérêt que lui portent les chercheurs qui s’interrogent depuis quelques années sur sa capacité à abriter de la vie.Après leur arrivée, les explorateurs américains ont commencé à forer la glace le 28 janvier afin de prélever des échantillons dans les eaux du lac qui s’étend sur 50 kilomètres carrés. Ils avaient alors deux jours pour mener les opérations avant que le trou ne se referme et tout en prenant leurs précautions pour ne pas contaminer ses eaux piégées depuis des années. Ceci a toutefois été suffisant pour l’équipe qui a réussi à ramener de nombreux échantillons et prélèvements d’eau et de sédiments dont les premières observations se sont avérées particulièrement prometteuses. Selon le Dr John Priscu, de l’université d’État du Montana et biologiste du programme Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD), ceux-ci ont montré des signes clairs de présence de vie.Des bactéries qui pourraient “se nourrir” de roches Au laboratoire, des chercheurs ont en effet observé des cellules microbiennes qui ont semblé tout à fait vivantes. Pour cela, ils ont ajouté à l’eau de la teinture dans le but d’illuminer l’ADN des organismes microscopiques et une lumière verte a indiqué aux scientifiques que des micro-organismes étaient bel et bien présents. “Je pense qu’il est sûr de dire que le lac subglaciaire situé en dessous du courant glaciaire Whillans abrite un assemblage microbien qui croit dans cet habitat sombre et froid”, dont la température avoisine les -0,5 degrés Celsius, a écrit le biologiste dans un email repris par le National Geographic. Cependant, les échantillons envoyés aux États-Unis, vont être soumis à davantage de tests qui vont permettre entre autres, de s’assurer que les organismes observés ne proviennent pas d’une contamination du milieu. Ceci passera notamment par un séquençage des ADN trouvés qui “dira qui sont [ces organismes], et avec d’autres expériences, comment ils arrivent à vivre”, a indiqué le Dr Piescu. D’après ce chercheur et ses collègues, dans la mesure où il n’y pas de lumière, les bactéries présentes doivent nécessairement dépendre d’un autre matériau organique, peut-être de minéraux contenus dans la roche. Reste maintenant à le confirmer en poussant les recherches. D’autres lacs subglaciaires en exploration Mais la découverte est d’ores et déjà une annonce importante pour la compréhension de l’Antarctique. “Cela transforme la manière dont nous voyons le continent antarctique”, a ajouté le biologiste. D’ailleurs, le lac Whillans n’est que l’un des trois lacs subglaciaires qui suscitent aujourd’hui l’intérêt des scientifiques. En effet, une équipe britannique s’est attaquée elle, à l’exploration du lac Ellsworth tandis qu’une équipe russe a jeté son dévolu sur le lac Vostok.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ? En décembre dernier, l’équipe britannique a toutefois dû abandonner ses travaux en raison de problèmes techniques. Du côté du lac Vostok, de nombreux échantillons ont déjà été prélevés mais n’ont pour l’heure révélé aucune trace de vie.   (crédits photo : Dr. Alberto Behar, JPL/ASU)Le 7 février 2013 à 15:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Yes You Too Can Learn Kanji With This Candy Poo Inside of

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. New Zealand Scientists Find Random USB Stick in Frozen Seal PooPoo Power Charges Up This Dairy Farmer’s Feed Truck Stay on targetcenter_img Have you ever learned anything from a pile of poop? You just might, if you’re working with Professor Poop, a cartoonish piece of poo that Japanese learners are bonkers for. Back in the spring, publisher Bunkyosha put together the Unko Kanji Drill (Poop Kanji Drill), a set of educational books with special assignments to help little learners figure out kanji. The picture-related writing system in Japan is difficult to learn as it is, but poop-centered sentences and funny, silly writing helps kids figure it out a little easier. Over 2.76 million copies were created thus far, making Unko-sensei, or Professor Poop, an extremely popular little piece of excrement.Now Professor Poop has his own line of candy. And yes, it looks like small poop swirls. The Unko Kanji Drill Gummies are on sale in Japan in various different colors, flavored like soda and colored in bright pinks, yellows, and other fun hues. Each package of the gummies comes with several practice sentences to read and write kanji with, so it’s still worth learning while you down little pieces of candy poop.via nlab.itmedia.co.jpThere’s also a series on December 12 launching based on the same poopy character: Unto Kanji Drill Soft Candy, individually wrapped candies with a yogurt and grape flavor with even more kanji drill practice on the wrappers. If you’re hanging out in Japan, you can find these silly candies all over the country at various convenience stores wherever you go for a dollar or two, which is something you’re definitely going to want to do.The best part of having these candies is that you can say you’ve got little colorful, sweet pieces of poop in your pocket for snacking whenever you’re ready. And then you can whip out your Professor Poop sweets and laugh while you and your friends have a healthy snack of poo. It’ll seriously be delicious.last_img read more

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G2E Asia 2018 starts today

first_img MGTO hoping for input into Macau gaming license re-tender process Organizers reveal 1.2% increase in visitation to G2E Asia in 2019 G2E Asia to work closely with Macau regulators over iGaming exhibitor concerns The 2018 edition of Asia’s largest gaming industry trade event, G2E Asia, kicks off today with a record attendance of more than 15,000 local and international visitors expected over the course of the next three days.G2E Asia 2018 has already been confirmed as the largest ever in terms of floor space with an exhibition floor spanning 37,000 square meters – 30% more than in 2017. The show celebrates its 12th anniversary this year, playing host to more than 220 exhibitors representing 35% growth over the first edition held back in 2007. Load More RelatedPosts Delivering the keynote address at the G2E Asia Conference this morning will be Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho, whose company operates three integrated resorts in Macau – City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira – and is actively pursuing a Japan gaming license.As always, Inside Asian Gaming will boast a significant presence at G2E Asia with a team of 30 on the ground throughout the week.IAG is Lead Media Partner with G2E Asia, produces daily show newspaper G2E Asia Daily and is co-organizer of the inaugural G2E Asia Awards to be held tonight at The Ballroom at MGM COTAI.IAG is also hosting the Asian Markets Forum as part of the G2E Asia Conference from 1.30pm to 3.00pm today. The Forum, to be moderated by IAG CEO Andrew W Scott, will be split into two 45 minute panels — Asia North and Asia South – and will discuss a wide range of issues from IR project development and design through to construction, marketing, labour supply and other unique considerations of each market.For those at the show, please visit the IAG team at Booths 660 to 665.last_img read more

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Stop the Ban Rally Reaches Soldotna

first_imgThe rally came days after the announcement that a bill from Republican Representative David Eastman of Wasilla, remains in play for the next regular session, which starts in January. The bill seeks to outlaw abortion in the state Eastman: “The rallies for choice, and having the choice to do what you want that are waiting to be born are no less inhumane than rallies in previous history.”  Charolette Vanzee stood on the ‘pro’ side: “It’s hitting home. It’s already so hard to get abortion and birth control services here.  Adding extra hoops for what? to make life harder? For what?.”  Alabama passed legislation last week making abortion and attempted abortion felony offenses, except in cases where it’s necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother. Legislators in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi also recently passed laws banning abortion procedures after around 6 weeks into pregnancy. On the opposite corner a group of anti-abortion activists quietly gathered with signs. Rebecca Hinzberger: “I’m out here to be a voice for the voiceless and to stand up for the mothers and fathers that have been affected by poor choices that have resulted in the loss of a child. It’s a life long regret.” center_img House Representatives Sharon Jackson, R – Eagle River, and Eastman listed HB 178 last Wednesday. The bill would amend the Constitution of the State of Alaska to make the “murder of an unborn child” a crime punishable by 30 to 99 years in prison. Dozens gathered at the intersection of the Sterling and Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna on Tuesday. Two groups divided; one asking to stop the ban on abortions, and the other asking to pray to end abortion. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In light of  a recent wave of anti-abortion laws passed in several states including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri, #stoptheban activists are taking to the streets.last_img read more

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Exhibit Honors Texas Soldiers Who Liberated Concentration Camps

first_imgCourtesy Marino, Brand, and Reyes FamiliesTexas soldiers who helped liberate concentration camps during World War II (L-R): Johnnie Marino, A.I. Schepps, and Jesse G. Reyes. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /09:10center_img Bill Kongable saw the Holocaust first hand. That’s because the Texas veteran was among the soldiers who liberated the Ohrdruf concentration camp in Europe as World War II came to an end.He’s one of 24 former Texas soldiers whose stories are told in an exhibit called The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust, which is on display at Holocaust Museum Houston through Oct. 28.The exhibit showcases portraits of the soldiers today, photos of them while they were serving, military artifacts, and various bits of oral history.In the audio above, Kongable tells Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn what he saw at Ohrdruf, the conditions at the camp, and how he’s shared his story. And we hear from Holocaust Museum CEO Dr. Kelly Zúñiga.Zac Bodner/Jewish Herald-VoiceWorld War II veterans Pvt. Birney “Chick” Havey (left) and Cpl. Bill Kongable, were both members of divisions responsible for liberating the Ohrdruf and Dachau concentration camps. Share Listenlast_img read more

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More than 11000 Guild Wars 2 accounts hacked

first_imgLast week we reported on ArenaNet’s controversial temporary banning of 3000 Guild Wars 2 players and it seems that controversy is following them still. This time, it’s because Guild Wars 2 has become the target of Chinese hackers.The hackers in question have apparently launched a dedicated campaign against the ArenaNet server in an attempt to steal other player’s accounts. So far it’s estimated more than 11,000 accounts have been hacked.ArenaNet is urging its players to use a strong password to avoid falling victim to the attacks. Apparently the hackers have been using forums and fan websites to get a hold of usernames and passwords, so ArenaNet has stated gamers should use a password for Guild Wars 2 which hasn’t been used for anything else. They have also started alerting customers when their account is being used from a different location or on a new computer.Guild Wars 2 accounts can be worth real money, which is probably the reason why these hackers have targeted this particular game. Most of the 11,000+ stolen accounts are apparently back with the original owners now, but since Guild Wars 2 only launched less than two weeks ago, this isn’t a great start for the game.Releasing a game that has bugs, then banning the people who used those bugs for profit as well as experiencing a serious hack just days after launch doesn’t put ArenaNet in a great light. However, it seems they’re doing all that they can by warning players about the attack. Let’s just hope things settle down now and Guild Wars 2 players can actually start focusing on just playing the game.via BBClast_img read more

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Rural people will soundly beat unholy nexus of Opposition says Partha

first_imgKolkata: The rural populace will defeat the “unholy alliance” of CPI-M, Congress and BJP in the forthcoming Panchayat election, scheduled to be held on May 14, Partha Chatterjee, Secretary General of Trinamool Congress, said on Thursday.He said Trinamool is fully ready to face the election, as the party workers go to the people and serve them throughout the year. In the past seven years, massive development has taken place in rural Bengal. “The communication has improved because of construction of new roads and the maintenance of the existing ones. The economic standard of the people has also improved and the students are getting scholarships. The rural people have seen how the development work is being carried out,” Chatterjee said.Coming down heavily on the Opposition, he said “The Opposition did not keep faith on the people and instead moved the Court with a motive to spoil the election. They have no contacts with people and so, an unholy alliance has been formed between CPI-M, Congress and BJP.”Chatterjee said that Congress and CPI-M had formed an unholy alliance against Trinamool in the 2016 Assembly election. The people had defeated the alliance, which was not formed on the basis of any principle, he said.”CPI-M and Congress has again formed an alliance and this time, they have BJP on their side. The people are against the alliance, which has been formed without any principle and will defeat them,” said Chatterjee.Chatterjee said that the Opposition is not saying a single word on the development that has taken place in rural Bengal. From roads to drinking water, there has been total development. “The Opposition think that they can conduct the election from their homes,” he said, adding that the leaders should go to the people instead.Meanwhile, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and one of the party’s senior leaders Pratap Banerjee, have given contradictory views on the Court judgment. While Ghosh said the people will vote and the State Election Commission should ensure their safety and security, Banerjee expressed his displeasure over the judgment.last_img read more

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Firefox Addons to delete history of active page or domain

first_imgFirefox Add-ons to delete history of active page or domain by Martin Brinkmann on June 06, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 06, 2019 – 9 commentsDelete The Browsing History Of The Current Page and Delete Browsing History Of Domain Of Current Page are two Firefox add-ons that make it very easy to delete certain bits from the Firefox browsing history.Designed by the same developer, the two add-ons are designed to erase the browsing history and cookies of the active page or of an entire site.Firefox users may delete the browsing history and other data at any time in the browser. All that is required for that is to either use Ctrl-Shift-Del to open the clear browsing history tool or open it by going to Menu > Options > Privacy and Security > Clear History under History.While you get some options, e.g. to clear all browsing data that accumulated over the last hour, there is no option to delete data from a single site only using the tool. You may delete individual pages or visited pages using the History, but that won’t remove cookie and other site data.Delete The Browsing History Of The Current Page is a streamlined add-on for Firefox that serves just one purpose: erase the current page from Firefox’s browsing history.The extension requires access to the browsing history and adds an icon to the Firefox address bar. The icon is a bit difficult to spot but you can check out the screenshot below to see where it is located in the interface.All you have to do now is to activate the icon to remove the browsing history of the active page from the Firefox browsing history.You may assign a shortcut to the extension as well if you prefer to delete the browsing history using a shortcut. Just open Firefox’s add-ons manager, about:addons, click on the menu icon, and select the Manage Extension Shortcuts option to do so.Open the Browsing History using Ctrl-Shift-H to verify that the extension works.Delete Browsing History Of Domain Of Current Page works similarly but instead of deleting the browsing history of the active page, it deletes the activity of the domain the page is hosted on.If you visit multiple sites on Ghacks and activate the extension afterward, all Ghacks traces are removed from the browsing history.Closing WordsBoth Firefox add-ons may be useful to users who prefer to keep their browsing history clean. While that is also possible using private browsing modes or different Firefox profiles, both add a straightforward unobtrusive option to Firefox to do the same.Firefox uses the browsing history to display suggestions to users when they type in the browser’s address bar. Visited sites may also land on the browser’s New Tab page.Now You: How do you handle Firefox’s browsing history?SummaryArticle NameFirefox Add-ons to delete history of active page or domainDescriptionDelete The Browsing History Of The Current Page and Delete Browsing History Of Domain Of Current Page are two Firefox add-ons that make it very easy to delete certain bits from the Firefox browsing history.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Russian mom gets 8 years for leaving baby on road

first_img 0 Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home MOSCOW (AP) – A Russian court sentenced a young mother and her brother to least eight years in jail each Tuesday after they acknowledged putting the woman’s 9-month-old son on a four-lane highway outside Moscow in hopes he would get killed.The Moscow Regional Court said 24-year-old Elena Osina and her 21-year-old brother Alexander pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the May 2011 incident. A passing motorist rescued the child unharmed after about 10 minutes, and the boy has since been adopted. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Top Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories The motorist earlier told Russian media he thought he saw a kitten or a dog on the road before he stopped. The woman and her brother were watching what was happening near the road, investigators said.Investigators said the boy had been lying on a poorly lit section and his survival was a miracle.In previous testimony, Osina said life had become hard with the baby _ her parents, who they lived with, complained and her boyfriend had moved out. After the verdict _ in which she got eight years in prison and her brother got nine _ Osina said on television she thought the sentences were too harsh.“Everyone can make a mistake,” she told Channel One.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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Thomas Cook launches its new campaign Bachat ka Baadshah

first_imgThomas Cook (India) Ltd is witnessing the strong delivery of its e-commerce strategy with a focus on leveraging the rapidly growing digital native Indian consumer. The company’s e-commerce (led by its portal thomascook. in) accounts for over 11% of its overall travel business.Having successfully transitioned from a brick and mortar player to its current omnichannel ‘Clicks & Bricks’ hybrid model, Thomas Cook’s eBusiness had launched a slew of innovative products: its Foreign Exchange & Holiday Apps, Visa Online, Online Forex Store and Forex on Mobile. Its Foreign Exchange App has seen over 40% of all transactions completed sans human intervention.This season, to tap into the innate value seeker Indian psyche and inspire bookings, Thomas Cook India has unveiled a new campaign Bachat Ka Baadshah, with a range of great value holiday packages easily bookable on thomascook.in.The campaign introduces a character called Bachat Ka Baadshah, with quirky, humour to drive home the benefits of being a ‘Smart Saver’ or Bachat Ka Badshah. The month-long campaign incorporates a healthy mix of, outdoor radio and digital focus, across Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru. The campaign is also being promoted aggressively on Social Media via Twitter and Facebook contests.Amit Madhan, President & Group Head – Technology & Shared Services Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, said, “Indian consumers today are looking at multiple options when planning their holiday, and our hybrid omnichannel ‘clicks n bricks’ strategy is hence working very well in our favour. As market leaders, Thomas Cook India’s objective is to give consumers what they truly want – a great value experience. Our Bachat ka Baadshah campaign hence aims to optimise on the strong growth in traffic to our one-stop-shop portal thomascook.in and inspire demand by offering savings.”last_img read more

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