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Attempt to appeal 60s Scoop settlement tossed for extreme lack of evidence

Attempt to appeal 60s Scoop settlement tossed for extreme lack of evidence

first_imgTORONTO – A last-ditch effort to challenge the court-approved settlement of the ’60s Scoop class action failed Friday when a judge tossed the novel attempt as lacking any substance.In his decision, Judge John Laskin of the Federal Court of Appeal said the applicants had provided no support for their highly unusual motion seeking leave to appeal the settlement.“The evidence filed by the applicants is inadequate in the extreme,” Laskin wrote.The ruling, barring any further court machinations, paves the way for implementation of the $750-million class-action settlement. The federal government had said it could not proceed with payouts to victims pending finality in the court proceedings.The request to appeal the agreement finalized over the summer rather than opt out — fewer than a dozen class members did so — came from a group of 11 claimants who said they were Scoop victims, although two of the plaintiffs subsequently dropped out of the proceeding.They filed their application through a law firm that had been shut out of the $75 million in legal fees agreed to as part of the class-action settlement.Among other things, they alleged they were excluded from the process that led to court approval of the agreement that would pay survivors as much as $50,000 a piece for the harms done when they, as children, were taken from their Indigenous families and placed with non-Indigenous ones. They also expressed unhappiness over the fees awarded to the lawyers who negotiated the deal.Laskin noted the applicants had failed to show they were survivors of the ’60s Scoop and therefore members of the class. Nor did they provide evidence that an appeal of the settlement would be in the best interests of survivors, he said.One of the applicants, Joan Frame, of Hamilton, had alleged to The Canadian Press that the lawyers who negotiated the settlement — some of whom worked on the case for free for the better part of a decade — “resorted to trickery” to get the agreement.“To allow people to win illegally and make money off our backs and suffering again should not be allowed to happen,” Frame had said.Laskin also took issue with such assertions, saying the applicants had offered no evidence in support.While it is normal in litigation for the losing party to be on the hook for the legal costs incurred by the winners, the winning lawyers are seeking costs personally from the lawyer who filed the appeal motion given the serious misconduct allegations he made against them.Laskin declined to award costs until Jai Singh Sheikhupura with Vancouver-based Watson Goepel has had an opportunity to make submissions. He has until Nov. 19 to do so.“We are pleased that the Federal Court of Appeal has cleared away the last impediment to the settlement being implemented,” said Kirk Baert, one of the lawyers involved in the class action. “Now the settlement funds can flow to the survivors as intended.”The $75 million in legal fees, which the federal government agreed to pay to four legal firms separately from the compensation to the Scoop survivors, became a flashpoint earlier this year when Ontario Superior Court of Justice Edward Belobaba said they were far too high.last_img read more

Former AFN regional chief wins NDP nomination in Alberta riding

Former AFN regional chief wins NDP nomination in Alberta riding

first_img(Former AFN Regional Chief Cameron Alexis is now an NDP candidate in Alberta. Photo courtesy: Alberta Native News)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsFormer Alberta Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Cameron Alexis has won the NDP nomination battle for the riding of Peace River –Westlock in Alberta.Alexis is also the former chief of Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation.Alexis did not seek re-election for AFN regional chief last May because he was helping to care for his wife who was ill.He told APTN that since then, his wife’s health has significantly improved and he is ready to spend long stretches of time away from home.Alexis said he was approached by more than one party to consider running, but chose the NDP because of its track record on Aboriginal issues including its stance against Bill C-51 and improving on childcare services.“I’ve come to respect the NDP not only from a First Nations perspective but also on Canadian issues,” said Alexis.Alexis was also impressed by the late Jack Layton’s support of Indigenous people and took notice of Thomas Mulcair’s presence at the recent TRC events in Ottawa.He said it’s time Canada’s Indigenous people get engaged in politics.“We have to participate in order to affect change. With Prime Minister Harper and all of the bills and legislation they are presenting, it’s affecting our Treaty and Indigenous rights. We have to start standing up and running for office.”Alexis is hopeful that if the NDP is successful in winning enough seats to lead the country that they will take serious the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP).“I think Tom Mulcair has a wealth of political experience and he can deliver leadership to this country. And with the provincial NDP Premier Rachel Notley, she has stuck by her word and is implementing UNDRIP. That is something Prime Minister Harper called aspirational, but I’m hoping the federal NDP will implement it as well.”Alexis is married with two sons, a daughter and 12 grandchildren. He served two years as AFN regional chief, six years as chief of his home community and before that served a 23 year career as an RCMP officer.Ultimately, he encourages Indigenous people to get to the polls and make their voices heard this fall.“I’m asking First Nations and Indigenous people to step up, stand up and be counted. We have to make a difference otherwise we’ll be continued to be dictated to and unable to participate in how this country operates.”So far, Alexis is facing Conservative Arnold Vierson. The Liberals and the Greens have yet to field a candidate.bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage.Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York, where they both worked. They left New York on a road trip to Amazon’s eventual headquarters Seattle, with her driving and him writing up the business plan for what would become the world’s largest online retailer. They have four children together.A note posted Bezos’ Twitter account said the two of them will remain “cherished friends,” as well as “partners” in ventures and projects.“If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” said the note, which was signed “Jeff & MacKenzie.”Joseph Pisani, The Associated Presslast_img read more

After 2 Deadly Plane Crashes Boeing will Fix Software in 10

After 2 Deadly Plane Crashes Boeing will Fix Software in 10

Rabat – After two deadly plane crashes in recent months, Boeing said it will unveil a software upgrade for its 737 Max aircraft in 10 days.The cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 has not yet been determined, but the Boeing company announced that it is fixing its jets’ Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).The MCAS is a system of safety sensors and software that Boeing designed for its 737 Max to prevent the aircraft from entering into a stall, flaps-retracted, low-speed, nose-up flight. “It uses airspeed and other sensor data to compute when a dangerous condition has developed and then trims the aircraft nose down.”There are steps a pilot can take if the MCAS turns on in error. However, if the pilot experiences difficulty switching it off, the MCAS will continue to nose the plane down.Read Also: Boeing Tells Airlines to Suspend All 737 Max 8 PlanesThe similarities between the Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October 2018 and the Ethiopian Airlines crash have brought attention to the possibility of MCAS malfunctions.The striking similarities “warrant further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents that need to be better understood and addressed,” said the US-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The FAA and Boeing had already implicated MCAS as the likely cause of the Lion Air crash which killed 189 people. When the Ethiopian Airlines flight on the same Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on Sunday, six minutes after take-off, it killed all 157 people on board, including two Moroccans.Boeing said that after ten days, it will have fixed its MCAS software for the 737 MAX aircraft.All Boeing 737 MAX planes are currently temporarily grounded at Boeing’s recommendation. read more

Media has key role in promoting UN goals Annan tells African editors

Media has key role in promoting UN goals Annan tells African editors

“As editors, you have a crucial responsibility – in shaping both how Africa is portrayed to the world, and how world events are understood by Africans,” Mr. Annan said in a message that was delivered on his behalf Saturday by the United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa, Scholastica Kimaryo.The Secretary-General detailed the accomplishments of last month’s World Summit held at UN Headquarters in New York, including breakthroughs in the areas of peace and security, human rights and development.“My colleagues and I will spare no effort in helping Governments succeed in the next stage: translating the decisions into reality,” Mr. Annan pledged.“In the work that lies ahead, the media has a vital role to play – by raising awareness, providing a forum for advocacy, by holding governments accountable.”He said success would be marked by improved opportunities “for all human beings – and Africans in particular – to build better lives.” read more

Sudan guard killed international staffer wounded in attack on UN refugee post

Sudan guard killed international staffer wounded in attack on UN refugee post

“This is a shocking event, and our hearts and thoughts are with the family of the deceased and with critically ill staff members fighting for their lives,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres said today of the attack in Yei, where the agency set up the post in 2004 to prepare for the repatriation following a peace accord between the Government and southern rebels.On other violence related to south Sudan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Jan Pronk, has expressed concern over an ambush which left 32 people dead and more than 30 wounded when a convoy of unarmed former South Sudan Defence Forces soldiers travelling with their families and others was attacked while heading south from Khartoum, the capital.Details of the attack in Yei are still sketchy. One guard and one of the intruders were killed and a UNHCR international staff member shot in the abdomen and a local guard shot in the leg. Both are in a critical condition in hospital in Juba, the main town of the region, after being airlifted there from Yei early this morning. An emergency medical evacuation to Nairobi, Kenya, is planned as soon as possible. Six other international staff were in the compound at the time but were not wounded. No local staff were present. The second intruder was captured and is now in detention in Yei.The planned repatriation of Sudanese from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Yei region, due to start next week, has been suspended while UNHCR reviews the situation.There are 350,000 refugees from South Sudan in neighbouring countries, including 13,300 in DRC, and some 4 million people displaced within Sudan.UNHCR, along with other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, has been working since the signing of the peace accord in January 2005 to prepare communities to receive both returnees from neighbouring countries and internally displaced persons. It has built or rebuilt schools, hospitals, vocational training centres and water points to help entire communities, not just the returnees. read more

World must act responsibly say UN advisors urging restraint following latest ISIL

World must act responsibly say UN advisors urging restraint following latest ISIL

In a joint statement released this afternoon, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, condemned the murder of Mr. al-Kasasbeh, who was immolated by the group earlier this week, and cautioned the international community against “the escalation of incitement in rhetoric” as a response to the pilot’s shocking death.According to media reports, the terrorist group released a 22-minute video on 3 February purporting to show the execution of the Jordanian pilot by burning him alive. This latest murder comes on the heels of last Saturday’s beheading of a Japanese journalist and adds to the group’s long-standing reputation of committing atrocities against civilians. “As we speak, thousands of civilians remain at the mercy of this group; members of minority groups continue to be killed and threatened in a systematic way; tribal leaders and others who dare to oppose ISIL in the areas it controls continue to be murdered; women and children are being specifically targeted, and religious and cultural symbols are being destroyed,” the Special Advisers said in a joint statement. ISIL’s actions have shocked and outraged the international community, drawing widespread condemnation from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Security Council, and world leaders alike. As such, the Special Advisers urged “all those with influence” to exercise and encourage restraint and to “refrain from incitement to hostility or violence, even in moment of outrage.”“At this time, we must unite in the fight against terrorism and uphold international law,” the UN officials continued. “The use of hate speech by influential personalities at a moment like this may only trigger further violence. An escalation of inflammatory rhetoric could ultimately serve the interests of terrorists.”In addition, they called on all religious leaders to “act responsibly” and refrain from fuelling tensions with any provocative language. Both Advisers recalled that the 2005 World Summit outcome document commitment by Member States to protect their populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity includes a commitment to prevent the incitement of these crimes. read more

How Bad Was the Cabrera Deal

How Bad Was the Cabrera Deal

The big news coming out of baseball Thursday night was that Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had been re-signed to a 10-year, $292 million contract extension, the most expensive deal in the history of the sport. On the surface, the pact seems like lunacy on the part of the team’s general manager, Dave Dombrowski.Cabrera has been the best hitter in baseball over the past nine years. Over the last four seasons, he won two American League Most Valuable Player Awards and three AL batting titles. But his gaudy offensive statistics overstate his value: He is a below-average fielder and baserunner. More important, Cabrera will turn 31 in April, meaning the Tigers will be paying him through age 40. Players are typically in decline by the time they hit their early 30s.Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projection system expects Cabrera to generate about 35 more wins above replacement over the remainder of the contract (after rescaling BP’s value metric to the lower replacement level used more commonly by Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs). If the market rate for a single WAR was $6.5 million in 2014 (I split difference between this estimate and this estimate), and we add 5 percent in annual inflation to the cost of a win, Cabrera’s next 10 years will be worth about $275 million. By this rough math, the Tigers appear to have overpaid by something like $15 million to $20 million.It’s also worth noting that Detroit already had Cabrera locked up through 2015 under his existing contract. The $234 million it’s paying him beyond that season will deliver just $204 million in value, according to PECOTA.However, Dombrowski probably isn’t worried about the high likelihood that Cabrera will be overpaid (and vastly so) throughout the back half of this contract. Instead, he presumably put a premium on locking up the remaining prime seasons of one of the best hitters in baseball history. The Tigers were two wins away from a World Series berth last season with one of the AL’s oldest lineups, so the case can be made that the Tigers are discounting the long-term burdens of Cabrera’s huge contract in exchange for elite performance in the short-to-intermediate term.Indeed, before we lump this deal in with other onerous contracts, such as the ones handed to Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols, I’d like to look into modeling those deals against the players’ expected WAR. But for now, it appears the Tigers paid a huge premium for the tail end of Cabrera’s prime, banking on him remaining an MVP-caliber player into his mid-30s. read more

Thousands of savers to unlock smallest pensions without paying fees

Thousands of savers to unlock smallest pensions without paying fees

first_imgFinancial adviser Alistair Cunningham said: “You shouldn’t need to get advice at all if the paperwork from providers was sufficiently clear. “There are three values which should really be made clear – the current value, the transfer value, and the value assuming the guarantees apply – which would be the open market cost of buying those benefits now.”A spokesman for the DWP said the documents would be “very clear” on what the pension-holder was giving up but could not say exactly what information the document would include.Annuity rates are currently extremely low, meaning savers would get a much smaller annual income with the same amount of cash under modern conditions compared to the amount paid out by the guarantee schemes, most of which are based on rates calculated in the 1980s and 1990s. The schemes also sometimes also provide benefits such as a spouse’s pension should the holder die.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thousands of pensioners with the smallest pots will no longer have to pay for advice to transfer out of their scheme, the Government has announced. New rules which will be laid out in Parliament today will exempt thousands of people from rip-off advice fees which can reach more than £1,000.Savers with “guaranteed annuity rate” pensions worth less than £30,000 will be given a simple valuation of their pension and will be able to transfer out without receiving advice. The Government estimates that the change will save 12,000 people a year around £900 each. Around 1.5m savers have the “guaranteed annuity rates” in their pensions, which normally means they receive a much higher amount each year than they would with annuities calculated based on current rates.Those with more than £30,000 in one of these pensions must receive advice if they want to use pension freedoms to unlock their cash.But a lack of information from providers meant many of those with smaller pots were also being forced to take advice to find out what their pensions could be worth. The new rules mean all holders will receive a document setting out one figure for the cash value of their pension, as well as information about the benefits they would be giving up by transferring out.The “personalised risk warnings” will be short documents sent by providers to their customers. Those with larger pensions will also receive the documents but will still have to take advice if they decide to transfer out. The first batch will be sent out to 61,000 savers in April next year.The Department for Work and Pensions said it aimed to simplify the process and give holders more control over their savings. Minister for pensions and financial inclusion Guy Opperman said: “I want everyone to have freedom and choice when it comes to financing their retirement plans and this includes being able to choose whether or not advice is right for them.“The steps we are taking today will empower savers to take control of their options whilst still receiving the right level of information from their providers.”But experts warned that savers needed more information to make an informed decision.The new documents will not set out the projected overall value of the pension which the holder will be giving up by transferring out.last_img read more

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

first_imgThree billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway. Monday 19 Feb 2018, 6:16 PM Share603 Tweet Email12 Feb 19th 2018, 6:16 PM 55,101 Views 49 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3860849 Image: Róisín Nic Leoid via Twitter Image: Róisín Nic Leoid via Twitter By Cormac Fitzgerald THREE BILLBOARDS HAVE been erected outside Lettermullen, Co Galway to honour Irish director and filmmaker Martin McDonagh.McDonagh’s latest film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – has already won a rake of awards (including five Baftas) and is hotly tipped to pick up the Best Picture Oscar next month.It is McDonagh’s third feature film to write and direct (the other two being In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths). He is also an acclaimed playwright.He was born in London in 1970 to Irish parents. But McDonagh and his brother spent a lot of their childhood summers and holidays in Ireland.He spent a lot of time in his father’s home of the small Gaeltacht village of Lettermullan (Irish: Leitir Mealláin), Connemara, Co Galway.To honour McDonagh’s continued success, the Lettermullan Heritage Centre arranged for three billboards to be erected outside the town.The billboards – in Irish –  read, “Comhghairdeas Martin McDonagh” (Congratulations Martin McDonagh); “Réalt Mór Leitir Mealláin” (Big Lettermullan Star); Réalt Mór Hollywood (Big Hollywood Star).Speaking to Irish language news website Tuairisc.ie, John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaile – director of the local Heritage Centre – said that he had been talking to McDonagh and that he was “very proud” that he was receiving recognition in the birthplace of his father.Ó Conghaile said that it was pupils from the local school who had put up the billboards.“You have to remember, that for a small area like Lettermullan it’s fantastic the number of writers who have come out of the place,” he said.Read: Five Baftas for Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’Read: Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ takes home three prizes at Screen Actors Guild awards Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

FAI announce Declan Rice as winner of 2018 Young Player of the

FAI announce Declan Rice as winner of 2018 Young Player of the

first_imgFAI announce Declan Rice as winner of 2018 Young Player of the Year award The Association have said he won’t be in Dublin on Sunday to collect the award. Mar 12th 2019, 3:57 PM Rice lined out for Ireland’s senior team three times last year. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 3:57 PM Short URL 46,861 Views Rice lined out for Ireland’s senior team three times last year. Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Share784 Tweet Email2 Subscribe Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO https://the42.ie/4537483 127 Comments Updated at 19.54AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S International awards ceremny, the FAI have announced that the Young Player of the Year award has been won by Declan Rice. Rice played in three of Ireland’s nine games last year, and hence was voted as the winner of the award by a panel comprised of members of the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland. The decision was made before it was publicly confirmed that Rice had decided to switch his international allegiances to England. In a statement, the FAI confirmed Rice was the winner of the award and confirmed he won’t be in Dublin to collect his award at Sunday’s ceremony. The FAI have not said they will pull the award, merely that Rice won’t be around to collect it. “The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that West Ham United’s Declan Rice has won the Young Player Of the Year award at the 29th ’3′ FAI International Awards taking place on Sunday, March 17.“The award was voted for by members of the SSE Airtricity Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland.At the time of the vote, Declan Rice was an Ireland international and qualified for the Young Player category in a year that saw him win three senior caps, all in ’3′ International Friendly games.“Declan Rice has since opted to switch his allegiance to England. The FAI has completed his international transfer via the FIFA protocols and wishes him well in the future.“This award maintains the integrity of the voting process in conjunction with the Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland and the FAI thanks the jury members for their decisions relating to the awards.“Declan Rice will not be in Dublin for the ’3′ FAI International Awards ceremony, which will be live on RTÉ2 from 20:30.”Meanwhile, this evening, a tweet from the official SWAI account added: “The SWAI officers endorse the stance taken by the jury of our members requested to select the FAI’s Young Player of the Year in January. Match performances in 2018 was the sole criteria and they decided at that meeting to stick with the decision regardless of future developments.”Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: By Gavin Cooneylast_img read more

Paul Heyman comments on Brock Lesnars WWE future Note regarding RAW Gauntlet

Paul Heyman comments on Brock Lesnars WWE future Note regarding RAW Gauntlet

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do.” USADA says hello… Steven Herrera Google+ Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Will Wrestle At SummerSlam February 24, 2018 at 8:44 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar 2018.05.08 Tenacious D Pinterest WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football The title is a joke now. It’s a part time title.Vince is really off his rocker. They need much better direction in WWE. Matt Hardy loses to Bray Wyatt cleanly on Raw a few weeks back at the Manhattan center and now they are wrestling on the Pay Per View? These “champions” lose non title matches all the time. they are treated like scrubs. I mean who writes this crap week in and week out? Mike Scribner Videos Articles February 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm Facebook February 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm WhatsApp Videos Articlescenter_img Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Bobby Lashley Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do and that is make the most amount of money with the least amount of work Paul Heyman comments on Brock Lesnar’s WWE futureTMZ Sports is featuring an interview with Paul Heyman where he is asked about current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s contract with WWE expiring after WrestleMania 34 and if he thinks he will want to make a return to the UFC.“I think Brock Lesnar does whatever Brock Lesnar wants to do. If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in UFC. Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.”Heyman also noted that Lesnar spending time away from mixed martial arts is actually a good thing because it gives his body a chance to heal.Lesnar officially “retired” from MMA competition last February after serving a one year suspension from USADA and paying a $250,000 fine after failing two tests leading up to his return to the UFC back in July of 2016 at UFC 200.Heyman also addressed the TMZ interview on Twitter.Dear @TMZ_Sports @TMZ– always love being caught in a sweat suit. For the record … (1) I said “Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do.” That was my statement. (2) I’m not a manager. Such an antiquated term. I’m an #Advocate. And I’m the best of all time. You’re welcome. https://t.co/uGHmvmKic0— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) February 22, 2018Note regarding RAW Gauntlet MatchPWInsider.com is reporting that Vince McMahon is the one who made the call to hold the seven man gauntlet match as part of the first two hours of RAW this past Monday night.The report, by Mike Johnson, noted McMahon made the suggestion “out of no where” and surprised many backstage. McMahon approved the length and presentation of the match.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The gauntlet match may have been one of the best non PPV matches I’ve ever seen, and this article states Mcmahon is the one who made the call for it to go.Really confused by what you mean or what you are seeing here. Now Playing Up Next February 23, 2018 at 1:16 am Twitter Comments are closed. WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Paul Heyman J™ burton31cat WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? 4 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

The 43yearold Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 43yearold Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 29, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings The 43-year-old Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds March 29, 2019center_img DEL MAR (KUSI) – One of the largest outdoor recreation shows in San Diego is going on during the last weekend of March at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.The show features nearly 500 booths, hundreds of boats, more than 200 outdoor recreation seminars over four days, according to the Fred Hall website.For more information click here. Updated: 2:57 PM KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settingslast_img read more

Mounting evidence of Rohingya genocide Rights groups

Mounting evidence of Rohingya genocide Rights groups

first_imgRohingya housees were torched. Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.The report by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights documents “widespread and systematic attacks” on Rohingya civilians between October 9 and December of last year, and from August 25 of this year.The 30-page report, entitled “They tried to kill us all,” is based on more than 200 interviews with survivors and eyewitnesses, as well as international aid workers.Some world leaders have already described as “ethnic cleansing” the scorched-earth military campaign against the Rohingya.Evidence gathered by Fortify Rights and the Holocaust Museum demonstrates that “Myanmar state security forces and civilian perpetrators committed crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing” during two waves of attacks in the majority Buddhist nation, the report says.“There is mounting evidence to suggest these acts represent a genocide of the Rohingya population,” it says.Almost 700,000 Rohingya, more than half of the population in northern Rakhine state, have been forcibly displaced since October last year when Myanmar’s army began “clearance operations” after a previously unknown group attacked and killed security officers.Those operations were, in practice, “a mechanism to commit mass atrocities,” the report said.“State security forces opened fire on Rohingya civilians from the land and sky. Soldiers and knife-wielding civilians hacked to death and slit the throats of Rohingya men, women, and children,” it said.“Rohingya civilians were burned alive. Soldiers raped and gang-raped Rohingya women and girls and arbitrarily arrested men and boys en masse.”The report said investigators from Fortify Rights and the Holocaust Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide traveled to Rakhine and the Bangladesh-Myanmar border area, where Rohingya have fled.It quoted eyewitness testimony of mass killings in three villages in late August.“When the killing was complete, soldiers moved bodies into piles and set them alight,” after soldiers reportedly murdered hundreds in one attack, the report said, adding to chilling and consistent accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson at the hands of security forces and Buddhist mobs.Global outrage is building over the violence, while Myanmar’s army insists it has only targeted Rohingya rebels.The watchdogs’ report came a day after Washington’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said there were “credible reports of widespread atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and vigilantes.”Speaking during a visit to Myanmar, he urged authorities there to accept an independent investigation into those allegations.The army and administration of de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi—a Nobel peace laureate—have dismissed reports of atrocities and refused to grant entry to UN investigators tasked with probing allegations of ethnic cleansing.“Without urgent action, a risk of further outbreaks of mass atrocities exists in Rakhine state and possibly elsewhere in Myanmar,” Fortify Rights and the Holocaust Museum wrote.last_img read more

Play the New Minecraft on Xbox Mobile VR and Windows 10 Today

Play the New Minecraft on Xbox Mobile VR and Windows 10 Today

first_img Tom Holland’s ‘Uncharted’ Coming in 2020‘Minecraft Earth’ Is The Next ‘Pokemon Go’ It’s safe to say that Minecraft is one of the biggest things in gaming right now. Despite its simplistic, blocky graphics, millions of users can’t seem to get enough of the game. Frequent updates have kept it relevant for years. Now, the latest update promises to take things to a whole other level. Starting today, players on Xbox One, mobile devices, VR, and Windows 10 can all play together.Users across all platforms will have access to player-made items from Minecraft‘s Marketplace. Users can play their Realm on console, log off, and then continue on their phones exactly where they left off. As stated on Minecraft‘s website, this update brings “parrots, banners, armor stands, stained glass, fireworks, new world start options, new game rules, host options, the recipe book and loads, loads more,” to all supported platforms.The update also allows users to share invite links to Realms. This feature is currently unavailable on Xbox One. Developer Mojang promises to have it up and running on Microsoft’s system in “the very near future.”AdChoices广告The new Better Together Update is available for free if you already own the original on Xbox One. The update automatically installs on Android, iOS, and Windows 10. Xbox One users are told to prepare for a “small wait” before the download for Minecraft is available to them. Mojang says it could take a day or two to process all of the requests.Switch users need to hold out a bit longer before they can get in on the fun. “We want to make sure that everything is ready to bring this platform onboard, and there’s a lot of work to do to make that happen,” says Mojang. “After all, no one has ever done anything like this before in the history of gaming. We expect to be ready with the free Better Together Update on Switch this winter.”For more information about the new Minecraft, please refer to the updated FAQ. Follow this link for a full list of new features.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Skeletons in the closet Mitra digs up 3 scams involving PM

Skeletons in the closet Mitra digs up 3 scams involving PM

first_imgKolkata: State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra on Thursday branded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘master of corruption’ and took a dig at him, mentioning three major financial scams in which he has been embroiled.”The 2016 demonetisation of high-value notes has led to an all-time generation of over 14 lakh suspicious transaction reports (STRs). This has been published in the report prepared by Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) that was published on March 31. In the 2013-14 fiscal, the number of such fictitious financial transactions was only 62,000 and after demonetisation was announced in November 2016, such transactions went up to 4,73,000 by the end of the first quarter in March 2017. Is this not a ploy to make black money white?” Mitra questioned. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIt may be mentioned that this is the highest ever figure of STRs since the FIU first started the regime over a decade ago. Mitra further maintained that interestingly 94 percent of these suspicious dealings have not yet been processed. The FIU is the central agency under the Union Finance ministry that analyses suspicious financial transactions pertaining to money laundering, terror financing and serious instances of tax frauds and crimes. It may be mentioned that the demonetisation of high value currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 was declared by PM Narendra Modi on the night of November 8, 2016, following which huge amounts of cash was deposited in banks. Multiple inter-bank transactions also ensued post the announcement. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMitra also took the opportunity to lambast Modi for his alleged involvement in providing benefits to a company based in Ahmedabad that was running at a loss of Rs 38,888 in the year 2016. The company’s income has now gone to Rs 130 crore, of which Rs 22 crore has come from public sector banks. “There should be an investigation into this as well as the Rafale scam,” Mitra asserted. He further hit out at the Prime Minister for his numerous foreign visits. “He had been to 92 countries in 55 months, for which Rs 2,021 crore has been spent. However, the Foreign Direct Investment that was growing at 22.63 percent, nosedived to a negative 10.26 percent in the year 2016-17. The people of the country want an answer from the Prime Minister and this is why Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called him an expiry PM,” Mitra reiterated. Elaborating on his claims, Mitra pointed out several parameters through which he branded the Prime Minister as an ‘Economy Derailed Master’ (EDM). “The GDP of the country that was growing at 8.15 percent in the 2015-16 fiscal, fell to 6.7 percent in 2017-18. The industry growing at 9.58 percent in 15-16 has slid to 5.95 percent. The manufacturing sector has nosedived to 5.93 percent in 17-18 from 13.06 percent in 2015-16. The NPAs in banks have grown to 10 lakh crore in 2017-18, from Rs 2 lakh crore in 2014,” he added.last_img read more

Homeowners request help after seeing crocodile try to enter house

Homeowners request help after seeing crocodile try to enter house

first_imgCiudad Juárez, Chihuahua — A homeowner in the state of Chihuahua called authorities after noticing an adult crocodile trying to get inside their house.Members of the H. Fire Department of Ciudad Juárez attended to a call over the weekend of a large crocodile seen in the back of a private yard. The homeowner called authorities after the reptile made attempts to enter the home.The nighttime rescue was made by nearby firemen who were able to capture the 1.4 meter long croc and place it inside a crate. The reptile was then held until officers from the Federal Office for Environmental Protection arrived.Although the male Caimán Babilla was deemed in good physical health, wildlife officials were left baffled as to where the crocodile came from since they are not naturally found in the state of Chihuahua.Unable to release it into the wild, wildlife officials have temporarily transferred it to the San Jorge Zoo in the Juarez Valley, where, they say, are adequate facilities for its care and attention. They also say that they are investigating where it could have come from and will find it a final destination.In Mexico, the babilla caiman is in a special protection category according to the Official Mexican Standard.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CoreLogic Appoints Managing Director of Information Solutions

CoreLogic Appoints Managing Director of Information Solutions

first_img September 30, 2013 435 Views New,CoreLogic Appoints Managing Director of Information Solutions Share “”CoreLogic””:http://www.corelogic.com/ has announced the appointment of Olumide Soroye as managing director of Information Solutions.[IMAGE]Soroye will lead the Information Solutions organization with responsibility for development and management of products and services within the Data and Analytics segment, which includes solutions supporting real estate,[COLUMN_BREAK]capital markets, mortgage analytics, perfecting loan quality, and due diligence. Soroye will focus on accelerating growth in data and analytics, which CoreLogic says is an important pillar of its business strategy. Soroye joined CoreLogic from QuinStreet, where he held dual roles as general manager of both business-to-business technology and home services. Earlier in his career, Soroye was a partner at the global strategy consulting firm McKinsey and Company.””I am extremely pleased to welcome Olumide to CoreLogic,”” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “”His experience and track record in driving product innovation and a client focused mindset, along with his proven leadership and global perspective, make him an excellent addition to our executive team.”” Soroye earned his undergraduate degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was recognized as a Baker Scholar.center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies CoreLogic Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-09-30 Hugh Moore in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

That being said the Cardinals offense is still ba

That being said the Cardinals offense is still ba

first_imgThat being said, the Cardinals offense is still bad and the defense is starting to spring a few leaks.I’d be lying if I said the bye week couldn’t be coming at a better time. The Cardinals could have used the time off three weeks ago. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons — undefeated as of Sunday afternoon — await the Cardinals in two weeks. If the Cardinals have any hopes whatsoever of playing meaningful games in December, then pulling off what will be considered a major upset at the Georgia Dome is the only option.It’s on the players to quit missing tackles, making bad reads, dropping passes and whiffing on blocks. It’s on the coaches to make better calls when the offense actually has a chance to put points on the board. – / 13 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Sometimes one play is the difference between a win and a loss. During Sunday’s 31-17 loss to the Packers, I believe it was one play call that proved costly. Late in the third quarter, the Cardinals trailed 24-14 and faced a 3rd-and-1 from the Packers’ 2-yard line. For some reason either Mike Miller or Ken Whisenhunt — or maybe both — felt that giving LaRod Stephens-Howling the ball on a run up the middle was a good call. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Three problems with that: The Packers stacked the line. The Cardinals offensive line still can’t run block. And, Stephens-Howling is hardly a power back. Needless to say he was stuffed for no gain, and Arizona settled for a short Jay Feely field goal to pull within 24-17.Two plays later, it was 31-17 after Aaron Rodgers connected with Tom Crabtree on a 72-yard touchdown pass. Neither team scored again.I’m not saying the Cardinals would have won had they scored a touchdown instead of a field goal on that possession, but this team has essentially no margin for error. So that if we’re going to get on players for making bad reads or dropping passes, coaches can’t afford to make calls that have very little chance of working — especially on third down.I do think the coaches did a much better job of getting Larry Fitzgerald more involved this week. He had six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown, after combining for just nine receptions the last two weeks. I also thought they put John Skelton in a much better position to succeed than they did last week ago against San Francisco. They didn’t give up on the run game, and in the second half, we saw a much more poised, confident and accurate Skelton than we’ve seen so far. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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