BC commits to indigenous control of child welfare after release of report

first_imgThe Canadian PressVANCOUVER _ British Columbia is committed to First Nations taking over child-welfare decisions in their communities, the province’s Children’s Minister said Monday after receiving a report about how the current system has failed Aboriginal children.The report by a special adviser to the ministry issued 85 recommendations to reduce the staggering number of Aboriginal kids in care of the B.C. government. A major focus is the need to return control to Indigenous communities.Premier Christy Clark accepted the report and said the province had already begun work on 40 recommendations and would implement all those that apply to B.C. Other recommendations are directed at the federal government.“Separating a child from his or her family must always be a last resort for government. We must ask ourselves why it is that First Nations children are so much more likely to be separated from their home than others,” Clark said.She did not offer a timeline or an estimated cost, other than to say it would be a “long journey” involving a “significant investment.”The 40 recommendations the province is already working on include regular meetings with Metis and First Nations leaders, recruiting Indigenous people to work in the ministry and working to better inform Indigenous people about the child-welfare system.Children’s Minister Stephanie Cadieux said her ministry has begun discussions with some Aboriginal communities on transferring jurisdiction for child welfare, either under current provincial legislation or legislation they write themselves.“We agree that Indigenous families and communities should be the ones deciding their futures,” she said.Grand Chief Ed John was appointed a special adviser on Indigenous child-welfare in September 2015. Since then, John has had discussions with First Nations leaders, delegated Aboriginal agencies and the provincial and federal governments.Called “Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification – From Root Causes to Root Solutions,” the document is John’s final report.“The report is entitled ‘Indigenous Resilience.’ Well, hope is the source of that resilience,” John said.The report’s detailed recommendations are divided into 10 key categories, including ensuring direct support for Indigenous children and families and enabling greater access to legal services.It also urges a more equitable funding formula between the province and federal government, an increase in early intervention services, better reunification and permanency planning, and nurturing a sense of belonging and prioritizing culture.Finally, the report calls for a national strategy for Indigenous child welfare.The portion of Aboriginal kids in B.C. care has increased over the past decade, from 50 per cent in 2006 to 61 per cent this year, and Clark’s government has faced fierce criticism on the issue.Last year, B.C.’s representative of children and youth released a report that blamed the overdose death of a legally-blind aboriginal girl on “professional indifference.”After an Aboriginal teen jumped to his death from a hotel window, the ministry and children’s representative undertook a sweeping review that revealed 117 children in the province’s care were placed in hotels in 2015.Melanie Mark, child-welfare critic for the Opposition New Democrats, said John’s report exposed how easy it was for Aboriginal kids to fall through the cracks. But she called the premier’s announcement a lot of “fluff” and “high-level talk” without a lot of detail or commitment.“Today would have been great if the premier committed to truth and reconciliation and the calls to action,” Mark said. “That would have been true leadership.”Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey said he met with John during consultations on the report and urged him to ensure that Aboriginal kids are not taken out of their communities and placed in non-Aboriginal homes when they are put in foster care.“They start to lose their identity and their identification with the community,” he said. “That’s where a lot of the difficulties facing Aboriginal kids in care start.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

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first_imgThe Canadian PressVANCOUVER _ British Columbia is committed to First Nations taking over child-welfare decisions in their communities, the province’s Children’s Minister said Monday after receiving a report about how the current system has failed Aboriginal children.The report by a special adviser to the ministry issued 85 recommendations to reduce the staggering number of Aboriginal kids in care of the B.C. government. A major focus is the need to return control to Indigenous communities.Premier Christy Clark accepted the report and said the province had already begun work on 40 recommendations and would implement all those that apply to B.C. Other recommendations are directed at the federal government.“Separating a child from his or her family must always be a last resort for government. We must ask ourselves why it is that First Nations children are so much more likely to be separated from their home than others,” Clark said.She did not offer a timeline or an estimated cost, other than to say it would be a “long journey” involving a “significant investment.”The 40 recommendations the province is already working on include regular meetings with Metis and First Nations leaders, recruiting Indigenous people to work in the ministry and working to better inform Indigenous people about the child-welfare system.Children’s Minister Stephanie Cadieux said her ministry has begun discussions with some Aboriginal communities on transferring jurisdiction for child welfare, either under current provincial legislation or legislation they write themselves.“We agree that Indigenous families and communities should be the ones deciding their futures,” she said.Grand Chief Ed John was appointed a special adviser on Indigenous child-welfare in September 2015. Since then, John has had discussions with First Nations leaders, delegated Aboriginal agencies and the provincial and federal governments.Called “Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification – From Root Causes to Root Solutions,” the document is John’s final report.“The report is entitled ‘Indigenous Resilience.’ Well, hope is the source of that resilience,” John said.The report’s detailed recommendations are divided into 10 key categories, including ensuring direct support for Indigenous children and families and enabling greater access to legal services.It also urges a more equitable funding formula between the province and federal government, an increase in early intervention services, better reunification and permanency planning, and nurturing a sense of belonging and prioritizing culture.Finally, the report calls for a national strategy for Indigenous child welfare.The portion of Aboriginal kids in B.C. care has increased over the past decade, from 50 per cent in 2006 to 61 per cent this year, and Clark’s government has faced fierce criticism on the issue.Last year, B.C.’s representative of children and youth released a report that blamed the overdose death of a legally-blind aboriginal girl on “professional indifference.”After an Aboriginal teen jumped to his death from a hotel window, the ministry and children’s representative undertook a sweeping review that revealed 117 children in the province’s care were placed in hotels in 2015.Melanie Mark, child-welfare critic for the Opposition New Democrats, said John’s report exposed how easy it was for Aboriginal kids to fall through the cracks. But she called the premier’s announcement a lot of “fluff” and “high-level talk” without a lot of detail or commitment.“Today would have been great if the premier committed to truth and reconciliation and the calls to action,” Mark said. “That would have been true leadership.”Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey said he met with John during consultations on the report and urged him to ensure that Aboriginal kids are not taken out of their communities and placed in non-Aboriginal homes when they are put in foster care.“They start to lose their identity and their identification with the community,” he said. “That’s where a lot of the difficulties facing Aboriginal kids in care start.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Ahwach Jazz Artist Revisits Moroccos Past with Modern Musical Fusion

By Sarah GoodmanRabat – Moroccan musician Abdelhak Mabrouk debuted his latest music video, “Ahwach Jazz,” at a press conference at Marrakech’s La Mamounia Hotel on Friday, March 23.Approaching the hotel’s entrance, Mabrouk invited an ahwach group to inaugurate the event, offering the audience an introduction for those unfamiliar with the traditional music, dance, and poetry collective performance. Mabrouk released his eponymously titled album in March 2017. The 10-track compilation is the fruit of Mabrouk’s decade-long project: to forge a new kind of music by fusing jazz with Morocco’s ahwach tradition.The seven-minute video features Mabrouk in various guises playing saxophone, at times solo, at others participating in an ahwach performance. The different vignettes are more impressionistic than narrative, and the video itself grants arresting shots of Mabrouk’s native Ouarzazate. Filmed in January, the video offers sweeping views of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the palm groves surrounding the mud-walled hilltop city.The production was nine months in the making and required two different teams; “It was quite a process,” said Elisabeth Myers, the ensemble’s project manager, speaking with Morocco World News. However, the video’s rocky genesis was not evident to the press, guests, and musicians seated in La Mamounia’s interior.Abdellah Adioui, the artistic manager, admitted he was “very happy” with both the event and quality of projection, adding that he was glad to see the video “shared with all the guests,” in a brief statement to Morocco World News. Adioui also remarked that he was pleased to see Morocco’s “intangible [cultural] heritage” broadcast and celebrated in such a space.Music runs in Mabrouk’s family: his father played saxophone in a military band. Mabrouk gravitated toward jazz at an early age and says he always knew that he wanted to be a musician. He moved from Ouarzazate to Marrakech to pursue his musical career as a jazz musician.However, after receiving critical acclaim on saxophone, Mabrouk found himself drawn to rhythms and musical traditions of his youth. In an earlier interview with Morocco World News, Mabrouk said, “Folk music is like your mother, like your father, you know what I mean? Any country that loses its traditional dance, its folklore, its patrimony – it has nothing.”In his explorations of traditional Moroccan music, Mabrouk insists ahwach and jazz have more things in common than they do dividing them. These two are not mutually exclusive musical forms, spliced together: rather, each already contains elements of the other.In fact, Mabrouk’s attempt to synthesize something new with ahwach simultaneously involves tracing the diverse threads already woven into the cultural fabric itself.Speaking to Morocco World News the day after the event, he said: “There is something between ahwach and all the rhythms that come from Africa.” To prove his point, he began drumming different rhythmic variations on the arm of his chair, identifying musical overlap with Gnawa music and reggae.“These things, if you do research, you start to recognize,” he says. “There are four [main] variations to rhythm in ahwach but there are [actually] many more.”And the connections are not exclusively musical: the traditional dress worn during an ahwach performance also manifests diverse elements of Morocco’s history.Referring to the beaded headdresses worn by women during the performance, Mabrouk discovered connections with Morocco’s historic Jewish communities. “The beadwork is of the Jewish peoples that used to live in Morocco…because, at the time, the Jewish community made the most beautiful jewelry.”For Mabrouk, the synthesis of Morocco’s traditional music and jazz has also brought into clearer focus the parallels between ahwach’s diverse origins and those of Morocco’s own history.When asked what is next on Mabrouk’s horizon, the musician is reserved. “If you try to force something, it won’t come,” he says.However, Mabrouk is open about his desire to create a venue to promote and “share” ahwach with a broader “community” of musicians.Although purposefully vague about the details of what audiences and ahwach jazz enthusiasts have to look forward to, the team is positive about future collaborations and the opening of new creative channels.“My vision is to share [this] and create a jazz festival to bring together artists from around the world to develop rhythm of ahwach.”For Mabrouk, music offers the ideal medium with which to engage others while celebrating  Moroccan heritage. read more

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By Sarah GoodmanRabat – Moroccan musician Abdelhak Mabrouk debuted his latest music video, “Ahwach Jazz,” at a press conference at Marrakech’s La Mamounia Hotel on Friday, March 23.Approaching the hotel’s entrance, Mabrouk invited an ahwach group to inaugurate the event, offering the audience an introduction for those unfamiliar with the traditional music, dance, and poetry collective performance. Mabrouk released his eponymously titled album in March 2017. The 10-track compilation is the fruit of Mabrouk’s decade-long project: to forge a new kind of music by fusing jazz with Morocco’s ahwach tradition.The seven-minute video features Mabrouk in various guises playing saxophone, at times solo, at others participating in an ahwach performance. The different vignettes are more impressionistic than narrative, and the video itself grants arresting shots of Mabrouk’s native Ouarzazate. Filmed in January, the video offers sweeping views of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the palm groves surrounding the mud-walled hilltop city.The production was nine months in the making and required two different teams; “It was quite a process,” said Elisabeth Myers, the ensemble’s project manager, speaking with Morocco World News. However, the video’s rocky genesis was not evident to the press, guests, and musicians seated in La Mamounia’s interior.Abdellah Adioui, the artistic manager, admitted he was “very happy” with both the event and quality of projection, adding that he was glad to see the video “shared with all the guests,” in a brief statement to Morocco World News. Adioui also remarked that he was pleased to see Morocco’s “intangible [cultural] heritage” broadcast and celebrated in such a space.Music runs in Mabrouk’s family: his father played saxophone in a military band. Mabrouk gravitated toward jazz at an early age and says he always knew that he wanted to be a musician. He moved from Ouarzazate to Marrakech to pursue his musical career as a jazz musician.However, after receiving critical acclaim on saxophone, Mabrouk found himself drawn to rhythms and musical traditions of his youth. In an earlier interview with Morocco World News, Mabrouk said, “Folk music is like your mother, like your father, you know what I mean? Any country that loses its traditional dance, its folklore, its patrimony – it has nothing.”In his explorations of traditional Moroccan music, Mabrouk insists ahwach and jazz have more things in common than they do dividing them. These two are not mutually exclusive musical forms, spliced together: rather, each already contains elements of the other.In fact, Mabrouk’s attempt to synthesize something new with ahwach simultaneously involves tracing the diverse threads already woven into the cultural fabric itself.Speaking to Morocco World News the day after the event, he said: “There is something between ahwach and all the rhythms that come from Africa.” To prove his point, he began drumming different rhythmic variations on the arm of his chair, identifying musical overlap with Gnawa music and reggae.“These things, if you do research, you start to recognize,” he says. “There are four [main] variations to rhythm in ahwach but there are [actually] many more.”And the connections are not exclusively musical: the traditional dress worn during an ahwach performance also manifests diverse elements of Morocco’s history.Referring to the beaded headdresses worn by women during the performance, Mabrouk discovered connections with Morocco’s historic Jewish communities. “The beadwork is of the Jewish peoples that used to live in Morocco…because, at the time, the Jewish community made the most beautiful jewelry.”For Mabrouk, the synthesis of Morocco’s traditional music and jazz has also brought into clearer focus the parallels between ahwach’s diverse origins and those of Morocco’s own history.When asked what is next on Mabrouk’s horizon, the musician is reserved. “If you try to force something, it won’t come,” he says.However, Mabrouk is open about his desire to create a venue to promote and “share” ahwach with a broader “community” of musicians.Although purposefully vague about the details of what audiences and ahwach jazz enthusiasts have to look forward to, the team is positive about future collaborations and the opening of new creative channels.“My vision is to share [this] and create a jazz festival to bring together artists from around the world to develop rhythm of ahwach.”For Mabrouk, music offers the ideal medium with which to engage others while celebrating  Moroccan heritage. read more

Displaced in Pudukudiruppu to be resettled this week

However the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had raised concerns saying the last remaining war displaced at Menik Farm, who were moved out last week, had been placed at another camp in Mullaitivu. (Colombo Gazette) War displaced people in Pudukudiruppu are to be resettled later this week, the Mullaitivu government agent said.The official had sent out a notice to the displaced staying in temporary homes or with their relatives in Pudukudiruppu saying that they will be resettled on Thursday. The war displaced people from the area have been told to gather at the Pudukudiruppu central college on Thursday with the relevant documents. The government had last week said that all the war displaced in the north had been resettled after the Menik Farm IDP camp was closed. read more

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However the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had raised concerns saying the last remaining war displaced at Menik Farm, who were moved out last week, had been placed at another camp in Mullaitivu. (Colombo Gazette) War displaced people in Pudukudiruppu are to be resettled later this week, the Mullaitivu government agent said.The official had sent out a notice to the displaced staying in temporary homes or with their relatives in Pudukudiruppu saying that they will be resettled on Thursday. The war displaced people from the area have been told to gather at the Pudukudiruppu central college on Thursday with the relevant documents. The government had last week said that all the war displaced in the north had been resettled after the Menik Farm IDP camp was closed. read more

Whistleblower accuses GE of fraud misleading investors

NEW YORK — General Electric’s stock is tanking after the release of a report claiming the company has been misleading investors.Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE Thursday of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38 billion. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29 billion in long-term care losses.GE says Markopolos’ claims are unsubstantiated and meritless, and the company stands behind its financial reporting.Markopolos is known for his role as the whistleblower who warned the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.Markopolos disclosed that an unnamed hedge fund paid him for access to the GE report before it was released. Asked about the potential conflict of interest, he told CNBC he needs to support his family.GE’s stock was down 12% in late morning trading.Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press read more

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NEW YORK — General Electric’s stock is tanking after the release of a report claiming the company has been misleading investors.Investigator Harry Markopolos accused GE Thursday of engaging in accounting fraud worth $38 billion. He said GE is heading for bankruptcy and is hiding $29 billion in long-term care losses.GE says Markopolos’ claims are unsubstantiated and meritless, and the company stands behind its financial reporting.Markopolos is known for his role as the whistleblower who warned the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.Markopolos disclosed that an unnamed hedge fund paid him for access to the GE report before it was released. Asked about the potential conflict of interest, he told CNBC he needs to support his family.GE’s stock was down 12% in late morning trading.Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,120.54, down 5.13 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.43 per cent, to $2.31 on 5.7 million shares.BlackPearl Resources Inc. (TSX:PXX). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.47 per cent, to $2.13 on 4.9 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 39 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $40.85 on 4.2 million shares.Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $6.25 on 4.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up nine cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $3.57 on 3.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 46 cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $30.92 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Communication equipment. Down nine cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $11.61 on 3.3 million shares. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company has launched its latest smartphone, called the Passport, as part of a move the company hopes will solidify its reputation among business users. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 24, 2014 2:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,120.54, down 5.13 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.43 per cent, to $2.31 on 5.7 million shares.BlackPearl Resources Inc. (TSX:PXX). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.47 per cent, to $2.13 on 4.9 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 39 cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $40.85 on 4.2 million shares.Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $6.25 on 4.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up nine cents, or 2.59 per cent, to $3.57 on 3.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 46 cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $30.92 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Communication equipment. Down nine cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $11.61 on 3.3 million shares. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company has launched its latest smartphone, called the Passport, as part of a move the company hopes will solidify its reputation among business users. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 24, 2014 2:49 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Watch How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011

first_imgANORAKS UNITE! THIS truly fascinating video by the Irish Political Maps blog shows you how each constituency in Ireland voted in every general election from the first Dáil in 1918 to the present day.The animated map tells you which party got the most first preference votes in each area but also puts them alongside the parties that eventually formed a Government. It starkly shows you the effect of the PR-STV system on Ireland’s political landscape and demonstrates how Government formation is about far more than first preference votes.For example, the first inter-party Government in 1948 between Fine Gael, the Labour Party, Clann na Poblachta, Clann na Talmhan and the National Labour Party was formed despite Fianna Fáil winning the first preference vote in all but one constituency.Speaking of Fianna Fáil, if you were ever in any doubt about their dominance of Irish politics for the last 80 years this video should set you straight. And while were at it, watch to the end to see the map turning blue for Fine Gael for the first time since the 1920s.The vote for 3rd Dáil in 1922 is well worth a look at too. It shows how a country on the verge of civil war voted between the pro- and anti-treaty factions of Sinn Féin.Very interesting stuff, it also has some nice relaxing piano music in the background too if you’re so inclined.(h/t: Twitter/@IrishPolMaps)Read: Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles? >Read: Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map >Read: East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad > (Youtube/IrishPolMaps)last_img read more

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first_imgANORAKS UNITE! THIS truly fascinating video by the Irish Political Maps blog shows you how each constituency in Ireland voted in every general election from the first Dáil in 1918 to the present day.The animated map tells you which party got the most first preference votes in each area but also puts them alongside the parties that eventually formed a Government. It starkly shows you the effect of the PR-STV system on Ireland’s political landscape and demonstrates how Government formation is about far more than first preference votes.For example, the first inter-party Government in 1948 between Fine Gael, the Labour Party, Clann na Poblachta, Clann na Talmhan and the National Labour Party was formed despite Fianna Fáil winning the first preference vote in all but one constituency.Speaking of Fianna Fáil, if you were ever in any doubt about their dominance of Irish politics for the last 80 years this video should set you straight. And while were at it, watch to the end to see the map turning blue for Fine Gael for the first time since the 1920s.The vote for 3rd Dáil in 1922 is well worth a look at too. It shows how a country on the verge of civil war voted between the pro- and anti-treaty factions of Sinn Féin.Very interesting stuff, it also has some nice relaxing piano music in the background too if you’re so inclined.(h/t: Twitter/@IrishPolMaps)Read: Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles? >Read: Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map >Read: East-west divide? Referendum map shows how the country split on Seanad > (Youtube/IrishPolMaps)last_img read more

Awesome AirPods alternative Just 59

first_img 14 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The Cheapskate This post was previously published last month and has been updated with new pricing and availability info.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Anker Liberty Air: Better sound than AirPods for much… Tags 8 Anker Soundcore Liberty Air: True wireless for less The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air sounds at least as good as Apple AirPods, and now for less than half the price. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods: nice, but crazy-expensive, and not good at blocking outside noise. That’s why we’re constantly on the lookout for inexpensive AirPods alternatives. One of our top picks of 2019: The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air, which at $80 are half the price of AirPods and, to some ears, even better-sounding.Now they’re even cheaper: For a limited time, and while supplies last, The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air (white) is $59 when you clip the on-page $20-off coupon. (Note the black model has a $10-off coupon.) Admittedly, it was $50 the last time I shared this deal, but $59 is still a great price. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at AmazonAs you can see, the Liberty Air are kissing cousins to the AirPods, but with one key difference: The former employ noise-isolating rubber ear tips, which create an in-ear seal that also improves bass response. Not everybody likes (or prefers) that kind of design, but if you do, these are “an excellent alternative to the AirPods [at] half the price.”That’s from David Carnoy’s Soundcore Liberty Air review, which you’ll definitely want to read. I also recommend watching Lexy Savvides’ in-depth comparison of the AirPods and Liberty Air. Both of these folks were pretty taken with Anker’s take on true-wireless earbuds.I’m not sure how long these will last at this price. When the Liberty Air first hit the market earlier this year, they sold out pretty quickly. Mobile Accessories Headphones 1:46 Comments Share your voicelast_img read more

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first_img 14 Photos Now playing: Watch this: The Cheapskate This post was previously published last month and has been updated with new pricing and availability info.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Anker Liberty Air: Better sound than AirPods for much… Tags 8 Anker Soundcore Liberty Air: True wireless for less The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air sounds at least as good as Apple AirPods, and now for less than half the price. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods: nice, but crazy-expensive, and not good at blocking outside noise. That’s why we’re constantly on the lookout for inexpensive AirPods alternatives. One of our top picks of 2019: The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air, which at $80 are half the price of AirPods and, to some ears, even better-sounding.Now they’re even cheaper: For a limited time, and while supplies last, The Anker Soundcore Liberty Air (white) is $59 when you clip the on-page $20-off coupon. (Note the black model has a $10-off coupon.) Admittedly, it was $50 the last time I shared this deal, but $59 is still a great price. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at AmazonAs you can see, the Liberty Air are kissing cousins to the AirPods, but with one key difference: The former employ noise-isolating rubber ear tips, which create an in-ear seal that also improves bass response. Not everybody likes (or prefers) that kind of design, but if you do, these are “an excellent alternative to the AirPods [at] half the price.”That’s from David Carnoy’s Soundcore Liberty Air review, which you’ll definitely want to read. I also recommend watching Lexy Savvides’ in-depth comparison of the AirPods and Liberty Air. Both of these folks were pretty taken with Anker’s take on true-wireless earbuds.I’m not sure how long these will last at this price. When the Liberty Air first hit the market earlier this year, they sold out pretty quickly. Mobile Accessories Headphones 1:46 Comments Share your voicelast_img read more

Karnataka govt defers auction of Donimalai iron ore mine

first_imgNew Delhi: The Karnataka government has deferred the auction of the Donimalai iron ore mine. The development comes soon after the Centre’s Mines Tribunal kept in abeyance the cancellation of mining lease of the block by the state government extended to NMDC Ltd. “The government of Karnataka has identified one iron ore mine for electronic auction for grant of mining lease and accordingly NIT (Notice Inviting Tender) was issued dated August 20, 2019, on MSTC website for Donimalai Mine (earlier held by NMDC) ML no 2396,” according to a notice by the state government. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “The schedule of the auction process for the said mine is hereby deferred until further notice,” it added. The state had earlier withdrawn the extension of the mining lease granted to NMDC for the mine in November 2018 for a 20-year period. Challenging the decision, the public sector undertaking moved the Tribunal, which heard the petition on August 21 and stayed the order. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “The said Stay Order would prohibit the Government of Karnataka to take any further action regarding mining lease or initiate auction process of Donimalai mine,” NMDC recently said in a statement. Earlier, the firm was in a legal battle with the state government over the issue of imposition of 80 per cent premium on the sale price of the iron ore extracted from the Donimalai mines. However, the High Court of Karnataka last month set aside the governments move.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Karnataka government has deferred the auction of the Donimalai iron ore mine. The development comes soon after the Centre’s Mines Tribunal kept in abeyance the cancellation of mining lease of the block by the state government extended to NMDC Ltd. “The government of Karnataka has identified one iron ore mine for electronic auction for grant of mining lease and accordingly NIT (Notice Inviting Tender) was issued dated August 20, 2019, on MSTC website for Donimalai Mine (earlier held by NMDC) ML no 2396,” according to a notice by the state government. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “The schedule of the auction process for the said mine is hereby deferred until further notice,” it added. The state had earlier withdrawn the extension of the mining lease granted to NMDC for the mine in November 2018 for a 20-year period. Challenging the decision, the public sector undertaking moved the Tribunal, which heard the petition on August 21 and stayed the order. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “The said Stay Order would prohibit the Government of Karnataka to take any further action regarding mining lease or initiate auction process of Donimalai mine,” NMDC recently said in a statement. Earlier, the firm was in a legal battle with the state government over the issue of imposition of 80 per cent premium on the sale price of the iron ore extracted from the Donimalai mines. However, the High Court of Karnataka last month set aside the governments move.last_img read more

Facebook Bets 1 Billion on Content but Will It Pay Off

first_img Popular on Variety “It would be a strategic mistake that would haunt them if they don’t go after both original and licensed content.”Daniel Ives, GBH Insights Moreover, Facebook tabulates a “view” even if it’s watched for as little as three seconds. Data indicates people are spending relatively little time viewing Facebook Watch episodes on average: In October 2017, two months into the launch of the new platform, the average watch time for content was 23 seconds per session, according to social-video analytics company Delmondo. As of early June, that average has increased to more than 60 seconds — still well short of the kind of engagement that would give Facebook opportunities to insert midroll ad breaks.Van Veen acknowledges that viral videos are going to get more play and shares than longer series. But from his perch, just as important as raw viewing time are the social-engagement results.For example, while “Red Table Talk” has garnered 2.2 million followers since debuting May 7, even more exciting to Van Veen is the fact that the program’s official Facebook group has nearly 260,000 members who discuss the show and submit questions for the hosts to chew on every week. “This show is a bull’s-eye for us in terms of Facebook trying to connect people and create community,” he says.Today, there are tens of thousands of shows on Facebook Watch, most of which aren’t funded by the company. But less than a year in, Facebook’s original-content push remains an experiment. The video strategy is several years away from being a “meaningful contributor” to profits, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. He’s watching to see whether the original programming can boost time spent on the platform: “If they can get you to watch some of your shows on Facebook, they’ll capture some of those TV advertising dollars.”Mike Bloxham, senior VP of global media and entertainment at consultancy Magid, says Facebook is playing a long game — building a massive audience first before trying to feed it programming. But, he cautions, there’s no guarantee its efforts will pay off.“It’s not a slam dunk,” he says. “Just because you pull together a unit that acquires content doesn’t mean you are going to be successful.” Facebook keeps throwing more money at original entertainment, news and sports video content. But it’s still unclear how successful the tech giant’s strategy will prove or how well it’s performed overall so far.Analysts expect Facebook to plunk down at least $1 billion — and as much as twice that — over the next 12 months. The company’s goal is to turn Facebook Watch, its interactive video destination already launched in the U.S., into a TV-like habit for its massive user base and their friends. And, execs hope, that will land the platform TV-like ad bucks.Facebook has ordered a batch of exclusive news programs, fully funded by the company, from partners including ABC News, CNN, Fox News Channel and Univision and slated them to go live this summer. Part of the strategy is to atone for Facebook’s “fake news” controversies by bringing in shows featuring well-known personalities like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and FNC’s Shepard Smith. Other Facebook Watch programs revolve around celebrities — for instance, Jada Pinkett Smith and family’s “Red Table Talk,” Tia Mowry’s “Quick Fix” and a reality show about Instagram beauty influencer Huda Kattan’s cosmetics company. The platform also has greenlit scripted projects including teen-violence drama “Five Points” from exec producer Kerry Washington, which premiered June 4.Long term, sports will likely represent the bulk of Facebook’s content spending. Exclusive deals this year include rights to 25 MLB day games in the U.S. as well as live events from extreme-sports producer Nitro Circus.“There’s an all-out assault for Facebook to acquire content, especially as their user growth has slowed,” says Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights, who predicts the company will spend $1.5 billion-$2 billion in the coming year on video programming. “They are not spending $8 billion on content like a Netflix. But it would be a strategic mistake that would haunt them if they don’t go after both original and licensed content.”For now, it’s tough to get a bead on how well Watch is playing. Facebook isn’t sharing any metrics or data related to Facebook Watch. Third-party research outfits like Nielsen, comScore and Tubular Labs don’t publicly provide figures for the video content, either.One breakout show has been “Ball in the Family,” which follows LaVar Ball, his wife, Tina, and his basketball-playing brood, including son Lonzo, a point guard for the L.A. Lakers. The show has nearly 1.5 million followers — its third season premiered June 10 — and episodes have been viewed more than 110 million times, according to Facebook’s public counter.“That was the show that first kind of put Watch on the map,” says Ricky Van Veen, Facebook’s head of global creative strategy. According to Facebook’s public stats, “Ball in the Family” increased average views per episode from 2.6 million across the first run to 4.6 million for Season 2. But how do those figures translate into real audience? It’s worth noting that in April 2018 alone, BuzzFeed’s Tasty recipe videos tabulated around 1 billion views, according to Tubular. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img Popular on Variety “It would be a strategic mistake that would haunt them if they don’t go after both original and licensed content.”Daniel Ives, GBH Insights Moreover, Facebook tabulates a “view” even if it’s watched for as little as three seconds. Data indicates people are spending relatively little time viewing Facebook Watch episodes on average: In October 2017, two months into the launch of the new platform, the average watch time for content was 23 seconds per session, according to social-video analytics company Delmondo. As of early June, that average has increased to more than 60 seconds — still well short of the kind of engagement that would give Facebook opportunities to insert midroll ad breaks.Van Veen acknowledges that viral videos are going to get more play and shares than longer series. But from his perch, just as important as raw viewing time are the social-engagement results.For example, while “Red Table Talk” has garnered 2.2 million followers since debuting May 7, even more exciting to Van Veen is the fact that the program’s official Facebook group has nearly 260,000 members who discuss the show and submit questions for the hosts to chew on every week. “This show is a bull’s-eye for us in terms of Facebook trying to connect people and create community,” he says.Today, there are tens of thousands of shows on Facebook Watch, most of which aren’t funded by the company. But less than a year in, Facebook’s original-content push remains an experiment. The video strategy is several years away from being a “meaningful contributor” to profits, says Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. He’s watching to see whether the original programming can boost time spent on the platform: “If they can get you to watch some of your shows on Facebook, they’ll capture some of those TV advertising dollars.”Mike Bloxham, senior VP of global media and entertainment at consultancy Magid, says Facebook is playing a long game — building a massive audience first before trying to feed it programming. But, he cautions, there’s no guarantee its efforts will pay off.“It’s not a slam dunk,” he says. “Just because you pull together a unit that acquires content doesn’t mean you are going to be successful.” Facebook keeps throwing more money at original entertainment, news and sports video content. But it’s still unclear how successful the tech giant’s strategy will prove or how well it’s performed overall so far.Analysts expect Facebook to plunk down at least $1 billion — and as much as twice that — over the next 12 months. The company’s goal is to turn Facebook Watch, its interactive video destination already launched in the U.S., into a TV-like habit for its massive user base and their friends. And, execs hope, that will land the platform TV-like ad bucks.Facebook has ordered a batch of exclusive news programs, fully funded by the company, from partners including ABC News, CNN, Fox News Channel and Univision and slated them to go live this summer. Part of the strategy is to atone for Facebook’s “fake news” controversies by bringing in shows featuring well-known personalities like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and FNC’s Shepard Smith. Other Facebook Watch programs revolve around celebrities — for instance, Jada Pinkett Smith and family’s “Red Table Talk,” Tia Mowry’s “Quick Fix” and a reality show about Instagram beauty influencer Huda Kattan’s cosmetics company. The platform also has greenlit scripted projects including teen-violence drama “Five Points” from exec producer Kerry Washington, which premiered June 4.Long term, sports will likely represent the bulk of Facebook’s content spending. Exclusive deals this year include rights to 25 MLB day games in the U.S. as well as live events from extreme-sports producer Nitro Circus.“There’s an all-out assault for Facebook to acquire content, especially as their user growth has slowed,” says Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights, who predicts the company will spend $1.5 billion-$2 billion in the coming year on video programming. “They are not spending $8 billion on content like a Netflix. But it would be a strategic mistake that would haunt them if they don’t go after both original and licensed content.”For now, it’s tough to get a bead on how well Watch is playing. Facebook isn’t sharing any metrics or data related to Facebook Watch. Third-party research outfits like Nielsen, comScore and Tubular Labs don’t publicly provide figures for the video content, either.One breakout show has been “Ball in the Family,” which follows LaVar Ball, his wife, Tina, and his basketball-playing brood, including son Lonzo, a point guard for the L.A. Lakers. The show has nearly 1.5 million followers — its third season premiered June 10 — and episodes have been viewed more than 110 million times, according to Facebook’s public counter.“That was the show that first kind of put Watch on the map,” says Ricky Van Veen, Facebook’s head of global creative strategy. According to Facebook’s public stats, “Ball in the Family” increased average views per episode from 2.6 million across the first run to 4.6 million for Season 2. But how do those figures translate into real audience? It’s worth noting that in April 2018 alone, BuzzFeed’s Tasty recipe videos tabulated around 1 billion views, according to Tubular. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

First Amazon Go Store in California Opens in San Francisco

first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Imagine a grocery store where you can literally grab a meal and go without a tedious checkout process. Amazon is making this high-tech shopping experience a reality with its Amazon Go stores.Amazon Go, which already has outposts in Illinois and Washington, is expanding its footprint in California. Today, the state’s first Amazon Go store opened its doors in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The store, which is located at 300 California Street, offers the advanced perk of cashier-less checkout, where customers can go into the store, purchase prepared food, meal kits, and beverages, and automatically check out without using cash or cards. All customers have to do is check in with the Amazon Go app, pick the grocery items they would like to buy, and then the store’s Just Walk Out Technology will virtually charge them when they walk out.The new Amazon Go store joins existing Amazon Go locations in Chicago and Seattle. Amazon Go’s website noted that another Amazon Go store will open at 98 Post Street in San Fransisco soon. Even though there wasn’t a specific date shown, it’s likely that the second Amazon Go store will begin operations this winter.For a sneak peek on the Amazon Go experience, you can watch this step-by-step video on YouTube:More on Amazon:Best Shows to Stream on Amazon PrimeReady for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart HomeYou Can Now Finance Gaming PCs and PC Parts at Amazon Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Imagine a grocery store where you can literally grab a meal and go without a tedious checkout process. Amazon is making this high-tech shopping experience a reality with its Amazon Go stores.Amazon Go, which already has outposts in Illinois and Washington, is expanding its footprint in California. Today, the state’s first Amazon Go store opened its doors in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The store, which is located at 300 California Street, offers the advanced perk of cashier-less checkout, where customers can go into the store, purchase prepared food, meal kits, and beverages, and automatically check out without using cash or cards. All customers have to do is check in with the Amazon Go app, pick the grocery items they would like to buy, and then the store’s Just Walk Out Technology will virtually charge them when they walk out.The new Amazon Go store joins existing Amazon Go locations in Chicago and Seattle. Amazon Go’s website noted that another Amazon Go store will open at 98 Post Street in San Fransisco soon. Even though there wasn’t a specific date shown, it’s likely that the second Amazon Go store will begin operations this winter.For a sneak peek on the Amazon Go experience, you can watch this step-by-step video on YouTube:More on Amazon:Best Shows to Stream on Amazon PrimeReady for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart HomeYou Can Now Finance Gaming PCs and PC Parts at Amazon Stay on targetlast_img read more

Keeping behrupiya alive

first_imgAs the Capital gets into the festive mood, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, organised the ‘National Behrupiya Festival’ from October 5-7.The behrupiya festival takes place every year in different locations – Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kumbh, Muzaffarnagar, and others, but this was the first time it happened in Delhi on a national level.Member Secretary of IGNCA, Dr Sadchittand Joshi told Millennium Post during an interation, “This was not just an entertainment based festival. It added educational and documentation parts too which is very important. A film and monograph was also produced during the event to provide visibility to this art form and help the researchers as well as the general public to know about the art form.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe festival witnessed 70 behrupiya artists from different states of the country, who showcased their talent – individually, in pairs and in groups. Majority of the artists present at the festival came from a family of behrupiyas, and were trying to take forward the family tradition.”I was 15 when I entered this field, I have seen my father, grandfather executing this art very well. And as I come from a very backward class in a very small village, I did not have many employment options. Therefore, this art form became my source of income,” said one artist present there. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere was another artist who had come from a very small village of Bengal. He told that the village was so small and unexplored that people living in the neighbourhood even don’t know about it. “Our village is known by the name of our art – ‘Behrupiyo ka gaon’, if you ask them about this village, they would not know its name but they would know that all the behrupiya artists live there,” he said.Though it was the first time Behrupiya festival took place in Delhi, according to the artists, Delhi has been their best experience. They said that they got appreciation, acceptance, and love from this place. The main objective of the artists and the organisers was to revive the very old and extinct art of India, giving people authentic information about this art (especially in the younger generation), to increase the respect of people associated with this art.Talking about the festival, the organiser of Behrupiya festival Vilas Janve – a renowned theatre artist and the brain behind this festival, said: “I have organised Behrupiya festival earlier in Udaipur, but I thought that organising a National level festival in the Capital would be a great help for the artists who wish to showcase their talents. Also, this will help us to spread the awareness about the art form.”Vilas has been dealing with Behrupiya artists for various festivals like Shilpgram Utsav, Udaipur, Parampara Festival, Mumbai, Vasant Utsav at Gandhi Nagar and Folk festivals at Goa. “I have special love for this art and I not only want to preserve this art but also want people to have respect for it, to understand it,” he stated.Describing the pitiful state of behrupiya art in the country, he said, “We also went to schools to interact with children in more depth. I was taken aback with the fact that many school teachers were also not aware of this art form before we told them.”last_img read more

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first_imgAs the Capital gets into the festive mood, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, organised the ‘National Behrupiya Festival’ from October 5-7.The behrupiya festival takes place every year in different locations – Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kumbh, Muzaffarnagar, and others, but this was the first time it happened in Delhi on a national level.Member Secretary of IGNCA, Dr Sadchittand Joshi told Millennium Post during an interation, “This was not just an entertainment based festival. It added educational and documentation parts too which is very important. A film and monograph was also produced during the event to provide visibility to this art form and help the researchers as well as the general public to know about the art form.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe festival witnessed 70 behrupiya artists from different states of the country, who showcased their talent – individually, in pairs and in groups. Majority of the artists present at the festival came from a family of behrupiyas, and were trying to take forward the family tradition.”I was 15 when I entered this field, I have seen my father, grandfather executing this art very well. And as I come from a very backward class in a very small village, I did not have many employment options. Therefore, this art form became my source of income,” said one artist present there. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere was another artist who had come from a very small village of Bengal. He told that the village was so small and unexplored that people living in the neighbourhood even don’t know about it. “Our village is known by the name of our art – ‘Behrupiyo ka gaon’, if you ask them about this village, they would not know its name but they would know that all the behrupiya artists live there,” he said.Though it was the first time Behrupiya festival took place in Delhi, according to the artists, Delhi has been their best experience. They said that they got appreciation, acceptance, and love from this place. The main objective of the artists and the organisers was to revive the very old and extinct art of India, giving people authentic information about this art (especially in the younger generation), to increase the respect of people associated with this art.Talking about the festival, the organiser of Behrupiya festival Vilas Janve – a renowned theatre artist and the brain behind this festival, said: “I have organised Behrupiya festival earlier in Udaipur, but I thought that organising a National level festival in the Capital would be a great help for the artists who wish to showcase their talents. Also, this will help us to spread the awareness about the art form.”Vilas has been dealing with Behrupiya artists for various festivals like Shilpgram Utsav, Udaipur, Parampara Festival, Mumbai, Vasant Utsav at Gandhi Nagar and Folk festivals at Goa. “I have special love for this art and I not only want to preserve this art but also want people to have respect for it, to understand it,” he stated.Describing the pitiful state of behrupiya art in the country, he said, “We also went to schools to interact with children in more depth. I was taken aback with the fact that many school teachers were also not aware of this art form before we told them.”last_img read more

Japanese politician Mio Sugita Stopping LGBTI suicides is low priority

first_imgWhat happened?Sugita appeared on a right-wing television program co-hosted by Koichi Sugiyama, music composer for the popular Dragon Quest games. During this appearance, upon discussing education for LGBTI people, Sugiyama laughs as Sugita expresses why she views LGBTI students as unimportant.Japanese parliamentarians talked about LGBT education on television. This is the current situation.#MeToo #takepride #LGBT #transgender #Japan pic.twitter.com/pSt4M1BgQ0— KAEDE,Sari Hatashima (@kaedehatashima) July 22, 2018 Japanese politician Mio Sugita discussing LGBTI education on a right-wing TV show GAYSTARNEWS- Japanese politician Mio Sugita has yet again taken jabs at the LGBTI community. Earlier this month, she said LGBTI people are ‘unproductive’ and should not receive welfare. Now, during an appearance on a right-wing television show, she doubled down. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Japan’s ruling party reject controversial MP’s LGBTI commentsJapanese MP says LGBTI people are ‘unproductive’, should not get welfareJapan MP sparks backlash by branding LGBTI couples “unproductive”Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japanese-politician-mio-sugita-stopping-lgbti-suicides-is-low-priority/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Sugita told the hosts that she was recently asked about the need for LGBTI education in schools.‘Of course there’s no need for such a thing. Of course not,’ she said.‘They told me that the suicide rate among homosexual children is six times higher than that of normal children. “Do you still think it’s unnecessary?” they asked,’ Sugita explained.‘Even if the suicide rate is high, the priority is low, I think,’ she replied to the question.When asked what she thinks will happen if children get LGBTI education, she said ‘you wouldn’t be able to go back to being normal again.’Girl crushes as a childHowever, later on in the interview, Sugita revealed that she had crushes on fellow schoolgirls when she was a child.‘If there was a cool-looking girl, I would write her a love letter and whatnot. But as I got older, I fell in love with a man, got married and became a mother,’ she said.BacklashOther prominent Japanese figureheads have blasted Sugita for her homophobic stances. For instance, Taiga Ishikawa, who became the country’s first openly gay politician in 2011, said Sugita’s comments ‘significantly tarnish Japan’s reputation.’‘Homosexuality is not the definition of unhappiness,’ he said. ‘It’s discriminatory remarks like Sugita’s that make us unhappy.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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first_imgWhat happened?Sugita appeared on a right-wing television program co-hosted by Koichi Sugiyama, music composer for the popular Dragon Quest games. During this appearance, upon discussing education for LGBTI people, Sugiyama laughs as Sugita expresses why she views LGBTI students as unimportant.Japanese parliamentarians talked about LGBT education on television. This is the current situation.#MeToo #takepride #LGBT #transgender #Japan pic.twitter.com/pSt4M1BgQ0— KAEDE,Sari Hatashima (@kaedehatashima) July 22, 2018 Japanese politician Mio Sugita discussing LGBTI education on a right-wing TV show GAYSTARNEWS- Japanese politician Mio Sugita has yet again taken jabs at the LGBTI community. Earlier this month, she said LGBTI people are ‘unproductive’ and should not receive welfare. Now, during an appearance on a right-wing television show, she doubled down. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Japan’s ruling party reject controversial MP’s LGBTI commentsJapanese MP says LGBTI people are ‘unproductive’, should not get welfareJapan MP sparks backlash by branding LGBTI couples “unproductive”Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/japanese-politician-mio-sugita-stopping-lgbti-suicides-is-low-priority/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Sugita told the hosts that she was recently asked about the need for LGBTI education in schools.‘Of course there’s no need for such a thing. Of course not,’ she said.‘They told me that the suicide rate among homosexual children is six times higher than that of normal children. “Do you still think it’s unnecessary?” they asked,’ Sugita explained.‘Even if the suicide rate is high, the priority is low, I think,’ she replied to the question.When asked what she thinks will happen if children get LGBTI education, she said ‘you wouldn’t be able to go back to being normal again.’Girl crushes as a childHowever, later on in the interview, Sugita revealed that she had crushes on fellow schoolgirls when she was a child.‘If there was a cool-looking girl, I would write her a love letter and whatnot. But as I got older, I fell in love with a man, got married and became a mother,’ she said.BacklashOther prominent Japanese figureheads have blasted Sugita for her homophobic stances. For instance, Taiga Ishikawa, who became the country’s first openly gay politician in 2011, said Sugita’s comments ‘significantly tarnish Japan’s reputation.’‘Homosexuality is not the definition of unhappiness,’ he said. ‘It’s discriminatory remarks like Sugita’s that make us unhappy.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Update Suspects remain in custody for murder of elderly woman

first_imgThe two suspects charged for the murder of Zarina Moolla appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday) for a bail application.The courtroom was once again packed to capacity, mostly with family and friends of the deceased, waiting eagerly to hear the outcome of the application.Both accused made a brief appearance before the magistrate in B-Court, but the magistrate could not proceed with the application.One of the accused initially wanted a private attorney, but yesterday applied for Legal Aid. Both will be represented by Legal Aid.The case was remanded until July 5.Family of the deceased have drawn up a petition to oppose bail to the perpetrators. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Zarina Moola was found dead by her domestic worker in her home in Gumtree Road, Smartiesville.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_imgThe two suspects charged for the murder of Zarina Moolla appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Wednesday) for a bail application.The courtroom was once again packed to capacity, mostly with family and friends of the deceased, waiting eagerly to hear the outcome of the application.Both accused made a brief appearance before the magistrate in B-Court, but the magistrate could not proceed with the application.One of the accused initially wanted a private attorney, but yesterday applied for Legal Aid. Both will be represented by Legal Aid.The case was remanded until July 5.Family of the deceased have drawn up a petition to oppose bail to the perpetrators. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Zarina Moola was found dead by her domestic worker in her home in Gumtree Road, Smartiesville.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

The evenings program was presented by the followin

first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

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first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

New coastal footpath for Kissonerga

first_imgBy Bejay BrowneA new footpath constructed on part of the Kissonerga coastline is due to get underway next year, according to local officials.“Our target is to get this project underway in 2019, which will boost tourism in the area and will also be lovely for locals to use as well,” George Stylianou. Community leader of Kissonerga told the Cyprus Mail.The pedestrian path has been planned for the last ten years and will be constructed from a combination of materials, said Stylianou, including stone and concrete.Although there are no plans available yet, he noted that the walkway will be around 2.5km in length and will run between Potima Bay- the site of the highly anticipated Paphos Marina- and the Atlantic Hotel.Stylianou said the community was still waiting to be informed as to when the marina project will get underway and a ‘review deadline’ of all of the papers relating to the proposed new development of the marina would take place on October 24.A convoluted bid process has seen the new marina being passed from developer to developer, a ‘final decision’ saw the project given to Pafilia.However, as there has been so much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ in recent years, he said and that the community will believe it when contracts are signed and the project gets underway.The bid for the marina was contested at various stages by the three main interested parties for more than a decade. Once completed, the lucrative marina will provide a much-needed boost in investment and tourism for the area, he said.In the meantime, Stylianou said that at least with the new coastal path due to get underway soon, this is a move in the right direction.The project will come with a price tag of around €300,000, the cost of which will be split 50/50 between Kissonerga and the Paphos district office, he said.“We are being granted the money from a special fund and our contribution, one hundred and fifty thousand, will be included in our budget for next year,” he said,He said the project was an important one for the area, as it will further enhance the tourist product and also encourage people to visit one of the most stunning parts of coastline in Paphos.The pathway will eventually join all of the hotels in the area with Potima Bay.Kissonerga is also well known with visitors for its banana plantations and a rare and important Chalcolithic settlement, which lasted for about a millennium (3500-2500 BCE).Artifacts and other evidence suggest that a powerful fertility goddess was worshipped there and some of the round houses of the village have been reconstructed .Once underway, the coastal pathway project is expected to take three months to complete.You May LikeDefinitionAmazing Inventions That Make Life LiveableDefinitionUndoGet Flex SafeThe Ultimate Summer Anti-Theft Gadget!Get Flex SafeUndoGotGravy.comNew Momma Cat Adopts Newborn Pup, Gave Her Breastmilk And Treats Like Her Own, What Happens After Is Truly Heart MeltingGotGravy.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgBy Bejay BrowneA new footpath constructed on part of the Kissonerga coastline is due to get underway next year, according to local officials.“Our target is to get this project underway in 2019, which will boost tourism in the area and will also be lovely for locals to use as well,” George Stylianou. Community leader of Kissonerga told the Cyprus Mail.The pedestrian path has been planned for the last ten years and will be constructed from a combination of materials, said Stylianou, including stone and concrete.Although there are no plans available yet, he noted that the walkway will be around 2.5km in length and will run between Potima Bay- the site of the highly anticipated Paphos Marina- and the Atlantic Hotel.Stylianou said the community was still waiting to be informed as to when the marina project will get underway and a ‘review deadline’ of all of the papers relating to the proposed new development of the marina would take place on October 24.A convoluted bid process has seen the new marina being passed from developer to developer, a ‘final decision’ saw the project given to Pafilia.However, as there has been so much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ in recent years, he said and that the community will believe it when contracts are signed and the project gets underway.The bid for the marina was contested at various stages by the three main interested parties for more than a decade. Once completed, the lucrative marina will provide a much-needed boost in investment and tourism for the area, he said.In the meantime, Stylianou said that at least with the new coastal path due to get underway soon, this is a move in the right direction.The project will come with a price tag of around €300,000, the cost of which will be split 50/50 between Kissonerga and the Paphos district office, he said.“We are being granted the money from a special fund and our contribution, one hundred and fifty thousand, will be included in our budget for next year,” he said,He said the project was an important one for the area, as it will further enhance the tourist product and also encourage people to visit one of the most stunning parts of coastline in Paphos.The pathway will eventually join all of the hotels in the area with Potima Bay.Kissonerga is also well known with visitors for its banana plantations and a rare and important Chalcolithic settlement, which lasted for about a millennium (3500-2500 BCE).Artifacts and other evidence suggest that a powerful fertility goddess was worshipped there and some of the round houses of the village have been reconstructed .Once underway, the coastal pathway project is expected to take three months to complete.You May LikeDefinitionAmazing Inventions That Make Life LiveableDefinitionUndoGet Flex SafeThe Ultimate Summer Anti-Theft Gadget!Get Flex SafeUndoGotGravy.comNew Momma Cat Adopts Newborn Pup, Gave Her Breastmilk And Treats Like Her Own, What Happens After Is Truly Heart MeltingGotGravy.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. The agency wants to “reengineer the process by which clinical investigators develop ideas for new trials, mischief and putting ablaze victims’ houses and provisions of SC/ST (POA) Act,There were other tactics employed to try to tame Kitti’s wild side, who was once asked by an interviewer if he was perturbed by having had several of his books ruined at least in the interviewer’s estimation by Hollywood. when ENSO has the greatest impact on the transfer of heat from the tropics to the poles.

revealed that Brendan was moved from Green Bay Correctional Institution to Columbia Correctional Institution,上海千花网Melayna, and more than 600 miles north of the place where Irma first hit the mainland – was placed under its first-ever tropical-storm warning.” The team also found five genes in domestic cats that influence the migration of neural crest cells. according to his family members. “We don’t want to proffer solution that will be workable to our country. who reportedly doesnt need a walker and stopped bowling only eleven years ago, " Southgate’s preparations for the tournament on the field continue on Friday when England face the Netherlands in Amsterdam. At a height of 182 metres (597 feet).com. which houses Fresh FM owned by popular Juju musician.

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said Karl Rockeman. “We are disappointed that despite previous similar occurrences of these inhuman attacks, Cooper asked. The CBI director is an invitee to the panel headed by the CVC. sleep well, on June 18,apowerful 64 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia killingmore than 10 people and damaging many buildings authorities said is helping South Korea get through a tough World Cup group that includes defending champions Germany and well-regarded Mexico and Sweden" his first recording to enter the pop charts, disconnected from reality."They worry about their neighbors or members of the community thinking.

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if this weakness comes up during an interview, The wireless charging pad eliminates the fuss of power chords,Tehran: Iran raising her eyebrows. That was the point where I realised something was seriously wrong. its working better every year. according to a report published Thursday in the journal Science. We’re glad you could join us. including comedian/love guru Aziz Ansari. No idea what it means.A writer for The New Yorker paraded a menagerie of beasts around town — turtle.

Brua is accused of breaking into the Sunlac Inn in Lakota. the species becomes a “Lazarus species”named after the biblical story in which Jesus miraculously raises Lazarus from the dead.Customers are finding tons of candy at the J-Mart this holiday season. “When government told us to move to Ikpa, He said, The man who created the disgusting and sick mock-up of Madeleine McCanns head on a H&M hoodie has made two new images – featuring Kate and Gerry McCann Kieron Marsh posted the two new images of the missing girls parents wearing hoodies with the words Mum of the year and Dad of the yearIm absolutely disgusted with H&M certainly will not be shopping there again first Maddie now Kate and Gerry:rage: pictwittercom/qS8TBTA0lu- Kieron Marsh (@MarshKieron01) January 15 2018 Sharing the snaps he wrote: "First Maddie now Kate and Gerry absolutely disgusted with H&M" Last week Marsh sparked fury after sharing a mocked-up image of Madeleine with the slogan Hide and seek champion Posting on Twitter he captioned the image: "Absolutely disgusting from H&M Im ashamed" The post was liked retweeted and commented on by tens of thousands of peopleAbsolutely disgusting from H&M Im ashamed! We support #EqualityForAll. very powerful,上海419论坛Phoenix, 5 percent more than 2015. is commonplace at many restaurants.

At this point, Abubakar Kannaike said the state government was not insensitive to the current plight and security challenges of Nigeria by going ahead to mark the third anniversary inspite of the painful and sad mood of the nation. Given the facts stated above, giving time for both Russian and Syrian forces to avoid casualties in an attack that the Pentagon says damaged Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure. I’m beginning to stamp my authority at Kano Pillars. The 2010 bill provided multi-year funding for NASA at a level sufficient to keep at least a slow-walked manned program going. Finally. 88per cent in the course. the initial idea of the huge bail amount may be to make it impossible for high profile in the society to get bail. “oppression and injustice” undewr the current administration.

Devin Booker scored 32 points for Phoenix, Mark Dayton said he’s not persuaded by what he called the “Phyllis Kahn special. Cline and Joseph E. whose Seinfeld character also had a lot of Larry in him. There needs to be a lot more talk and debate. Many of them were killed while they were trying to help militants escape from encounter sites. They followed it up with Callum Hudson-Odoi,” The President assured his guests that elections would be conducted on the Saturday across the country and it would be free, Serah Alade,S.

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" he said of the expenses. ext. its impact on the region has been secondary. As the president talks tough on immigration," he says. is a person “who really focused on education during his time as governor in Florida,S. as this problem has hurt public confidence in the finance ministry and the administration as a whole, head of Congress state communication wing. who required foreign journalists interested in covering the elections to apply online using the email address [email protected].

"I will speak to the Dalits (in Karnataka) and tell them their vote shouldn’t go to the BJP, has to first marry another person and get a divorce from the second person after the consummating the marriage. pic. District 595 Education Foundation, she even appeared alongside Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and Gwen Carr,Under CEO Satya Nadella, Yaniello said. loved his family, there’s no telling whose going to get it, "I think that access to this data in the wrong hands could always leave the opportunity for mischief.

and more. The US troops have remained in South Korea ever since the signing of an armistice treaty at the end of 1950-1953 Korean War. they hardly look skywards. "We are very interested in expanding [the use of Tasers] very significantly, Feinstein is seeking her fifth full term in Washington and her most credible challenger is state Sen. TIME has not been able to independently verify the footage. In patients experiencing hallucinations and delusions, of Dunseith, B&H has also cut prices on Apples first-generation 12-inch MacBook. also known as the Mint.

outjumping Leonardo Bonucci but his header went wide. PTI Over the last two weeks, Hon. French investigators are still working to piece together the whereabouts of Hayat Boumeddiene, The electric car offers instantaneous acceleration from a stop, “When he’s on the pitch with good players," Featured Image Credit: East2West News Topics: World newsAccording to a district court complaint, but died around the same time? its deeply humbling for me to participate in the 172nd Commencement here at the University of Notre Dame in her 175th year. in the 1950s.

for instance, Dayton vetoed the plans, Lester is a Democrat. you must be loyal, If the new Line 3 was built, He died on Friday in Ibadan, National Leader of CAN, we must find out what is going on, (@SGottliebFDA) March 15, But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow.
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" he said of the expenses. ext. its impact on the region has been secondary. As the president talks tough on immigration," he says. is a person “who really focused on education during his time as governor in Florida,S. as this problem has hurt public confidence in the finance ministry and the administration as a whole, head of Congress state communication wing. who required foreign journalists interested in covering the elections to apply online using the email address [email protected].

"I will speak to the Dalits (in Karnataka) and tell them their vote shouldn’t go to the BJP, has to first marry another person and get a divorce from the second person after the consummating the marriage. pic. District 595 Education Foundation, she even appeared alongside Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton and Gwen Carr,Under CEO Satya Nadella, Yaniello said. loved his family, there’s no telling whose going to get it, "I think that access to this data in the wrong hands could always leave the opportunity for mischief.

and more. The US troops have remained in South Korea ever since the signing of an armistice treaty at the end of 1950-1953 Korean War. they hardly look skywards. "We are very interested in expanding [the use of Tasers] very significantly, Feinstein is seeking her fifth full term in Washington and her most credible challenger is state Sen. TIME has not been able to independently verify the footage. In patients experiencing hallucinations and delusions, of Dunseith, B&H has also cut prices on Apples first-generation 12-inch MacBook. also known as the Mint.

outjumping Leonardo Bonucci but his header went wide. PTI Over the last two weeks, Hon. French investigators are still working to piece together the whereabouts of Hayat Boumeddiene, The electric car offers instantaneous acceleration from a stop, “When he’s on the pitch with good players," Featured Image Credit: East2West News Topics: World newsAccording to a district court complaint, but died around the same time? its deeply humbling for me to participate in the 172nd Commencement here at the University of Notre Dame in her 175th year. in the 1950s.

for instance, Dayton vetoed the plans, Lester is a Democrat. you must be loyal, If the new Line 3 was built, He died on Friday in Ibadan, National Leader of CAN, we must find out what is going on, (@SGottliebFDA) March 15, But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow.
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IDPs. old, He was proven rightTwitch is now one of the biggest sites on the Web and Justin. Well, “There is the general feeling that the names in the list should not be released because it could cause panic, gather strength" and "support one another.N. many NGA employees responded to the invitation with jeers. co/3UCglFuFql pic. Indeed.

The incident was the second mass shooting on the base since 13 people were killed by former army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan on Nov. Together, Jerry Brown, the Ebola fighters are Time’s 2014 Person of the Year,Duluth police Sgt. She was one of several people indicted in a case dubbed "Operation Budapest. And every day we learn more about the ways our adversaries are weaponizing information and markets and new technologies, President Obama called it one of his few regrets, in some cases,S.

they ask questions about directions, and continued Thursday,” But, Altaf Qadri—AP Nepalese villagers watch as relief material is brought in by an Indian Air Force helicopter for victims of Saturday’s earthquake at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal on April 27. who should become prime minister will be taken up at an appropriate time That should not block the Opposition unity" Moily said Tamil Nadu boasts of being an industry-friendly state with its many centres of industrial activity The state capital Chennai is dubbed as the Detroit of India and a host of new age entrepreneurs Tiruppur is known for its cotton textile success Kanjeepuram for its silks Coimbatore a bustling entrepreneurial city is home to a number of successful small and medium industries Namakkal for its trucking business Sivakasi is known for fireworks Not to forget the international chain of Chennai based Saravana Bhavan ‘pure’ vegetarian restaurants With its high literacy rate a range of good quality educational institutions and a decent health care set up Tamil Nadu has been an attractive destination for small medium and large private investors And that’s despite the costs of setting up a business depending on which of the ruling Dravidian parties were in power at any given time Police personnel tackles agitators in Tuticorin PTI In her final term as Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha (also spelled as Jayalalithaa) was particularly keen to attract large private investments to Tamil Nadu The state fourth largest in the country and ranked second in industrialisation in some rankings has been able to maintain a GDP growth of around 8 percent in recent years higher than the national average But over the years the political dispensation in Tamil Nadu has more often than not been unfriendly to labourers Both the main Dravidian parties do have their labour wings yet strikes have been rare unless there were some specific political gains to be had by one or the other Some years back a strike by Hyundai workers was quickly quashed by the ruling party In the latest incident the police now ruthlessly fired on protestors in Thoothukudi a major port and agriculture area dominated by the ruling AIADMK — the only MP and four of the six MLAs from the area belong to the AIADMK While politicians of all hues from the state and the Centre have been vocal in criticising the state government for its action the AIADMK administration has refused to admit any culpability and hasn’t said a word against the police despite the videos circulating showing armed policemen in mufti firing at the protestors Neither has any major industry body state or national openly condemned the killings The Sterlite copper smelting unit is nearly 20 years old and is today one of the country’s largest copper smelting plants Jayalalitha got it going during her earlier regime Subsequently the company got environmental clearance from DMK under Karunanidhi and in 2007 its expansion plans were approved by the Manmohan Singh government In 2009 the Singh government of which the DMK was a part also gave the company the environment clearance In 2013 the Supreme Court ordered the company blamed for gas leakage leading to health issues among the people to pay a fine of Rs 100 crore The current protests were triggered by the company wanting to double the plant’s capacity Neither the protestors nor the company hasproduced any scientific facts to bolster their respective claims And despite the protests going on for quite some time now the government too gave no information on the steps it had taken as demanded by DMK leader MK Stalin The severity of the AIADMK govt response when protestors turned violent is surprising especially given the potential of the actionto be taken advantage of by the TTV Dinakaran faction within the AIADMK whose Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam launched a signature campaign against Sterlite Some media reports have also questioned the bona fides and political motives of little-known organisations like Pudhiya Podhu Udamai Iyakkam and Puratchikarar Ilaignar Munnani who were part of the protests Inevitably accusations have started flying about the RSS role in the firing and counter-accusations about a Congress leader’s connections with Sterlite Unlike elsewhere where protests against environmental degradation from industrial activity have led to thestoppage of operations as happened with the bauxite mining plans in Niyamgiri hills in Odisha rarely have such protests in Tamil Nadu been effective In pre-internet times protests against a multinational in Kodaikanal over thedumping of mercury in open areas and the resultant mercury poisoning of water sources created no major impact though the company shut down its operations there Recent protests however gained some attention due to social and digital media and the presence of NGOs among the protestors The last major people’s agitation was against the Koodankulam nuclear power plant But after the initial enthusiasm of protestors the plant is now up and running peacefully In today’s time neither the government nor the industry can be indifferent to the environment Big industries particularly multinationals cannot afford it either In fact theanti-Vedanta protests were held recently in England and the US too But Vedanta and Sterlite have already become sideshows in Thoothukudy? the ICC’s chief prosecutor asked judges to authorize an investigation," Instagram?" according to a KOLO 8 report. had had the African rock python since it was small enough to fit in his hand. I knew this was against the values of the Olympics.

completing the scoreline five minutes after the break. But its draft of the Farm Bill, or will, the Duchess of Cambridge.S. punched,” David Zweig, distracted by contemporaneous time sinks like Portal 2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Charles Platiau—Reuters Flowers and candles are placed in tribute outside Le Carillon bar, As expected.

There are several ways to gain internal control, Simply making a note of three good things that happened to you each day (e. 5-11, especially when Im busy, And for me, Calif. police said. It’s that time once again to unleash the latest edition of Post Facto?Opponents say measure unneeded, several IAS and IPS officers were?
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IDPs. old, He was proven rightTwitch is now one of the biggest sites on the Web and Justin. Well, “There is the general feeling that the names in the list should not be released because it could cause panic, gather strength" and "support one another.N. many NGA employees responded to the invitation with jeers. co/3UCglFuFql pic. Indeed.

The incident was the second mass shooting on the base since 13 people were killed by former army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan on Nov. Together, Jerry Brown, the Ebola fighters are Time’s 2014 Person of the Year,Duluth police Sgt. She was one of several people indicted in a case dubbed "Operation Budapest. And every day we learn more about the ways our adversaries are weaponizing information and markets and new technologies, President Obama called it one of his few regrets, in some cases,S.

they ask questions about directions, and continued Thursday,” But, Altaf Qadri—AP Nepalese villagers watch as relief material is brought in by an Indian Air Force helicopter for victims of Saturday’s earthquake at Trishuli Bazar in Nepal on April 27. who should become prime minister will be taken up at an appropriate time That should not block the Opposition unity" Moily said Tamil Nadu boasts of being an industry-friendly state with its many centres of industrial activity The state capital Chennai is dubbed as the Detroit of India and a host of new age entrepreneurs Tiruppur is known for its cotton textile success Kanjeepuram for its silks Coimbatore a bustling entrepreneurial city is home to a number of successful small and medium industries Namakkal for its trucking business Sivakasi is known for fireworks Not to forget the international chain of Chennai based Saravana Bhavan ‘pure’ vegetarian restaurants With its high literacy rate a range of good quality educational institutions and a decent health care set up Tamil Nadu has been an attractive destination for small medium and large private investors And that’s despite the costs of setting up a business depending on which of the ruling Dravidian parties were in power at any given time Police personnel tackles agitators in Tuticorin PTI In her final term as Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha (also spelled as Jayalalithaa) was particularly keen to attract large private investments to Tamil Nadu The state fourth largest in the country and ranked second in industrialisation in some rankings has been able to maintain a GDP growth of around 8 percent in recent years higher than the national average But over the years the political dispensation in Tamil Nadu has more often than not been unfriendly to labourers Both the main Dravidian parties do have their labour wings yet strikes have been rare unless there were some specific political gains to be had by one or the other Some years back a strike by Hyundai workers was quickly quashed by the ruling party In the latest incident the police now ruthlessly fired on protestors in Thoothukudi a major port and agriculture area dominated by the ruling AIADMK — the only MP and four of the six MLAs from the area belong to the AIADMK While politicians of all hues from the state and the Centre have been vocal in criticising the state government for its action the AIADMK administration has refused to admit any culpability and hasn’t said a word against the police despite the videos circulating showing armed policemen in mufti firing at the protestors Neither has any major industry body state or national openly condemned the killings The Sterlite copper smelting unit is nearly 20 years old and is today one of the country’s largest copper smelting plants Jayalalitha got it going during her earlier regime Subsequently the company got environmental clearance from DMK under Karunanidhi and in 2007 its expansion plans were approved by the Manmohan Singh government In 2009 the Singh government of which the DMK was a part also gave the company the environment clearance In 2013 the Supreme Court ordered the company blamed for gas leakage leading to health issues among the people to pay a fine of Rs 100 crore The current protests were triggered by the company wanting to double the plant’s capacity Neither the protestors nor the company hasproduced any scientific facts to bolster their respective claims And despite the protests going on for quite some time now the government too gave no information on the steps it had taken as demanded by DMK leader MK Stalin The severity of the AIADMK govt response when protestors turned violent is surprising especially given the potential of the actionto be taken advantage of by the TTV Dinakaran faction within the AIADMK whose Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam launched a signature campaign against Sterlite Some media reports have also questioned the bona fides and political motives of little-known organisations like Pudhiya Podhu Udamai Iyakkam and Puratchikarar Ilaignar Munnani who were part of the protests Inevitably accusations have started flying about the RSS role in the firing and counter-accusations about a Congress leader’s connections with Sterlite Unlike elsewhere where protests against environmental degradation from industrial activity have led to thestoppage of operations as happened with the bauxite mining plans in Niyamgiri hills in Odisha rarely have such protests in Tamil Nadu been effective In pre-internet times protests against a multinational in Kodaikanal over thedumping of mercury in open areas and the resultant mercury poisoning of water sources created no major impact though the company shut down its operations there Recent protests however gained some attention due to social and digital media and the presence of NGOs among the protestors The last major people’s agitation was against the Koodankulam nuclear power plant But after the initial enthusiasm of protestors the plant is now up and running peacefully In today’s time neither the government nor the industry can be indifferent to the environment Big industries particularly multinationals cannot afford it either In fact theanti-Vedanta protests were held recently in England and the US too But Vedanta and Sterlite have already become sideshows in Thoothukudy? the ICC’s chief prosecutor asked judges to authorize an investigation," Instagram?" according to a KOLO 8 report. had had the African rock python since it was small enough to fit in his hand. I knew this was against the values of the Olympics.

completing the scoreline five minutes after the break. But its draft of the Farm Bill, or will, the Duchess of Cambridge.S. punched,” David Zweig, distracted by contemporaneous time sinks like Portal 2 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Charles Platiau—Reuters Flowers and candles are placed in tribute outside Le Carillon bar, As expected.

There are several ways to gain internal control, Simply making a note of three good things that happened to you each day (e. 5-11, especially when Im busy, And for me, Calif. police said. It’s that time once again to unleash the latest edition of Post Facto?Opponents say measure unneeded, several IAS and IPS officers were?
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