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Trudeau pledges to raise issue of falling media revenues at G7 leaders

Trudeau pledges to raise issue of falling media revenues at G7 leaders

first_imgTROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he plans to take the issue of declining news revenues amid domination by tech giants to the G7 leaders’ summit in France later this week.The subject resurfaced when Groupe Capitales Medias, a cash-strapped French-language newspaper chain, filed for creditor protection Monday.The same day, the province announced a $5-million loan from Investissement Quebec to the media company, whose daily newspapers include Le Droit of Gatineau-Ottawa and Quebec City’s Le Soleil.But Trudeau says the situation requires more than a “one-off solution” and requires traction with the international community.Speaking with reporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que., the prime minister insisted that “everyone has to pay their share.”He says G7 leaders “will certainly be discussing” the issue of media ad revenues at the summit, which runs Friday through Sunday in the southwestern French city of Biarritz.French President Emmanuel Macron last month imposed a landmark tax on tech companies like Google and Facebook — which have lured advertising revenues away from news outlets — designed to stop multinationals from avoiding taxes by setting up European headquarters in low-tax European Union countries.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Police shooting in Umiujaq Nunavik leaves man dead

Police shooting in Umiujaq Nunavik leaves man dead

first_imgAPTN NewsA police shooting in the Inuit community of Umiujaq has left a 22-year-old man dead. Umiujaq is a small community on the eastern shores of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec. The man’s name has not been released. According to a release sent by Quebec’s Bureau of Independent Investigation (BII) an agency that investigates injuries and deaths that occur during police intervention, officers arrived at the man’s house earlier in the day to take him into custody. The shooting occurred when the man left his home carrying knives and was heading toward the community centre where an event was taking place. The release said shots were fired when police ordered him to stop and he turned and walked toward them. He was then transported to the hospital where he died. Quebec’s BII is in charge of investigating the incident. news@aptn.calast_img read more

Conference discusses MMIWG crisis on both sides of the border

Conference discusses MMIWG crisis on both sides of the border

first_imgTina HouseAPTN NewsAccording to Annita Luchessi, executive director for the Sovereign Body Institute, Native American women are murdered at a rate of 10 times the national average in the United States.There are currently 5,712 cases of murdered and missing Native American women according to the national crime information centre.Luchessi was in Vancouver recently and shared her own personal story.“I was sold into trafficking by my abuser and my first experience with that was I was home alone and a man came to the house with a chainsaw and said he had bought me and that if I didn’t go with him he was gonna cut me into pieces,” she said.“I don’t think you can imagine what that scenario fee ls like or looks like but when I say I was almost one of the women murdered.”Her organization are now tracking the statistics of the similarities between the U.S. and Canada.The University of British Columbia just held an event at the First Nations House of Learning.Margaret Moss is the executive director and is originally from North Dakota.She says it was important to host this event.“Here there was the national inquiry as put out by the government here national versus in the U.S. there is no response yet its state by state,” she said.She says there was just legislation presented to Congress but it didn’t go anywhere. So the USA is far behind Canada in addressing the situation.Family members, scholars and activists gathered at the symposium to hear experts like Luchessi who joined them by skype from her office in the U.S.Luchessi also said that historically since the early 1900s – she estimates there are about 20,000 cases of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or are missing. Including residential schools in Canada and Boarding schools in the U.S.Margaret Moss said that by bringing everyone together she’s hoping that women from both sides of the border can unite and take a stand.“This is a phenomenally difficult epidemic is what we are actually calling it coming from a nursing perspective and public health this an absolute epidemic that needs to stop,” said Moss.thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img read more

GPs should lock out patients in the event of chemical terror attack

GPs should lock out patients in the event of chemical terror attack

“It does not have to be a terrorist attack – it could be a road tanker that’s crashed with chemicals on board.“What you don’t do is contaminate every facility. You say to people, ‘If you think you are contaminated, go to this place and we will deal with it from there’. “It’s very important for people not to panic,” he said. “Their collection of symptoms may just be a bug that’s doing the rounds in the area at that time.”Those who die tend to die in the immediate incident and they are not going to get anywhere near a GP surgery.“They will be dealt with by the ambulance service.”“If somebody comes to my door covered in white powder, they are not coming in until they have been decontaminated and for that we have the fire service and the hazardous area rescue team.“If a person does just walk in on a Tuesday after an attack on the Sunday, it’s unlikely they are going to contaminate anything.”“What you don’t want in a town of 20 GP surgeries is for all 20 buildings to be contaminated because you have then written off the entire primary care facility. So you corral them all to one.”The same was true if an area was contaminated, he said. The GP was at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, led rescue operations at the Tavistock Square bus bombing in 2005 and led the 2009 Pandemic Flu preparations for the BMA. If somebody comes to my door covered in white powder, they are not coming in until they have been decontaminatedDr Peter Holden He raised fears that worried members of the public could end up spreading contamination.“It’s the age old problem of not frightening the women and the horses,” he said.“The problem is getting the message around. You say to people, ‘Please do not come into the building – we are going to arrange for you all to be seen at one place’.”“What’s the point if they contaminate my surgery? That one person comes in a shuts down a facilities for 9,000 others,” said the doctor, who advises the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, via the  Department of Health’s Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response Clinical Reference Group. GPs should lock their doors and not let patients in, in the event of a chemical terror attack, medics have said.Dr Peter Holden, a medical advisor to the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, said doctors should protect themselves and their premises if victims of an incident came to them for help.Speaking in a debate about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, the medic said patients should be kept away from surgeries so they did not spread contamination.Dr Holden, a GP from from Matlock, in Derbyshire, said: “People have got this overblown idea of what GPs can and can’t do.“Clinically, we can do an enormous amount but remember, every one of those buildings, we own ourselves.“So, if you contaminate my building, you make me bankrupt – I do not want you in there.” But he said if people had been contaminated by toxins, GPs were unlikely to be able to provide help.Such patients should be sent to decontamination shelters, he said.“With these types of attacks, if somebody is going to fall over, they will fall over pretty quickly.“If you were to have a Japanese sarin attack you wouldn’t go to a GP.” “And if it means certain GP practices have to close their doors and lock them, then yes. GPs are not an emergency service.The GP said the NHS was “absolutely on top of” its emergency planning, defending the response to Salisbury.He told the annual meeting in Brighton: “Colleagues worked like Trojans and are still working like Trojans on this, which is a criminal investigation.Proposing the motion, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a cross-bench peer, said: “When an incident like this happens, and we all hope it won’t, but we all know it might, concerned people in the periphery of the incident go to the GP.”She added: “The lack of central information left them guessing in the dark as the worried came seeking advice.”Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  With these types of attacks, if somebody is going to fall over, they will fall over pretty quicklyDr Peter Holden Doctors overwhelmingly carried a motion which “deplored the failure of government communication” following the poisoning in March.In particular, they criticised the 12-day delay before GPs were given advice on managing potential conflict with an unknown toxic substance. And they attacked the failure to quickly establish a dedicated poisons helpline.Dr Holden said dealing with sudden terrorism threats was difficult for the NHS. 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. read more

Klaus Schönert HPGR to be inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall

Klaus Schönert HPGR to be inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall

first_imgProfessor Klaus Schönert (1927-2011) developer of High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR) will be inducted in the comminution category at the gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 (www.im-halloffame.com). Its acceptance has verified the claim from the original research that high pressure comminution improved energy efficiency. The rapid growth in applications for minerals has occurred only during the past 10 years because techniques had to be developed to minimise abrasive wear of the rolls.Cement grew rapidly during the 20th century as the material of choice for the construction of buildings and infrastructure. About 100 kWh were required to produce 1 t of finished cement with about 60% being used for grinding, usually in a two compartment ball mill.In 1955 Hans Rumpf (1911-1976) was appointed Professor of Mechanical Processing Technology at the University of Karlsruhe and he established a Fine Particle Research Institute. In 1976, during a lecture to the Fine Particle Society in England, he commented that energy use in comminution could be reduced by up to 90% by crushing single particles instead of materials in bulk.He was succeeded by his student Schönert who continued the research of the Institute on the breakage of single particles in the range 100 µm to 3 mm. Many pressures were used in tests in the laboratory and briquettes of fine particles were formed which were deglomerated in a ball mill or impact mill. Schönert showed that high pressure breakage followed by deglomeration required only one third to one half the energy used in a ball mill.The patents which covered his work were for a high pressure comminution process, not a high pressure roller mill by itself. The advance he claimed was for a two-step process of stressing a bed above 50 MPa followed by deglomeration. This was challenged in courts in Germany, USA and Denmark but his patents were approved in every case.The high pressure grinding rolls which were part of the patents were licensed to ThyssenKrupp Polysius and KHD for use with cement and minerals. There have been more than 700 installations by Polysius and KHD, and many installations by Koppern and FL Smidth. HPGRs are now an accepted part of comminution technology for minerals as well as cement.last_img read more

Montpellier deducted two points in LNH

Montpellier deducted two points in LNH

Montpellier will be deducted two points in the running LNH season. The explanation given by the corresponding commision within the Federation is that the team has finished the previous season with a deficit of half a million euros. The decision is with immediate effect, and this leaves Montpellier with 17 points now. Montpellier can object the ruling.source: lequipe.fr ligue nationale handballLNHMontpellier ← Previous Story Oli Roggisch to end career and become DHB Team-manager Next Story → Blog about WWCh 2013 in Serbia: #Celebrar, Brazil campeão!

Man 23 pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friends death

Man 23 pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friends death

first_img Share241 Tweet Email4 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/fotandy http://jrnl.ie/3297531 Image: Shutterstock/fotandy 26,074 Views Man (23) pleads guilty to dangerous driving that caused best friend’s death The Dublin driver was travelling at up to twice the legal speed limit, the court heard today. Mar 20th 2017, 4:52 PM Monday 20 Mar 2017, 4:52 PM No Comments A YOUNG MAN with 73 previous convictions whose dangerous driving caused the death of his best friend wears a photo of the victim around his neck, a court has heard.Kevin McCarthy (23) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to one count of dangerous driving causing the death of 21-year-old Thomas Carroll on the N81 near Brittas, Co Wicklow on 29 May 2014.Carroll was a passenger in a car which McCarthy, then aged 20, was driving at up to twice the legal speed limit, the court heard today.McCarthy has 73 previous convictions including 14 counts of failing to produce proof of insurance and 18 counts of failing to produce a licence. He was convicted of driving without insurance in September 2015, over a year after the death of his friend.Garda Maria Dolan told Diarmuid Collins BL, prosecuting, that a newspaper delivery driver was driving along the road by the Blue Gardenia pub near Brittas around 2.40am in the morning when he came across an upturned car in the middle of the road and four young men who were “hysterical” and asking for help for their friend.Carroll, a father-of-one, was lying at the scene with massive head injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.McCarthy of Rossfield Park, Tallaght, Dublin, told gardaí he had been hanging out with his group of friends that evening like they usually did. He said he was driving the group back to Tallaght and Carroll was sitting in the back passenger seat when the car spun out of control into some trees.It flipped over twice and spun around about 10 times before coming to rest on the wrong side of the road.McCarthy told gardaí he was travelling at around 100-120 km/h at the time, which he said was the speed limit on the road. However, the court heard the speed limit was 60km/h and this was signposted on the road about 300 metres before the crash site.“I never went out that night planning on hurting anyone,” McCarthy told gardaí. “Tom was one of my best friends. I miss him terribly.”McCarthy sat with his head bowed and wiped his eyes several times during the sentence hearing. He wears a necklace with a picture of his friend “to remind him every day”, Garda Dolan said.He will be sentenced on 28 March.Family members of the dead man also wept in court and several had to leave as details of the young man’s death were heard in court. A forensic report stated he was partially ejected from the car when it flipped and was dragged along the road.In victim impact statements read out in court, Carroll’s mother, brother and two sisters described the pain of losing their son and brother in such horrific circumstances that they were advised to hold his funeral in a closed casket.The funeral directors worked for 12 hours to ensure they could see his body and hold his hand one last time, the court heard.His mother, Nicola Carroll, said she was “distraught” at how he died and often thought of how terrified he must have been in his final moments in the car. She said her son Glen, who was called to the scene by Carroll’s friends, was still traumatised by what he saw that night.The court heard Tom was a devoted father, son and sibling, who was “always laughing” and “had a smile that could light up a room”.His partner Mairead described her devastation at losing her childhood sweetheart and future husband. She said their daughter, who was three when Carroll was killed, still struggles with his death.“It’s hard bringing up a child alone and harder when I have to answer her little questions about how daddy died and why daddy died,” she wrote.The court heard McCarthy had not been drinking on the night of the crash. He tested positive for smoking cannabis in the days before the crash but this was not a factor in the incident, Garda Dolan said.Defence barrister Hugh Hartnett SC, said it was a “tragedy” and his client was “hugely remorseful and devastated” at the death of his friend. He submitted McCarthy had co-operated fully with gardaí and immediately admitted to being the driver.This was significant, as none of the other men in the car gave statements to gardaí, the court heard.Judge Pauline Codd thanked the Carroll family for attending the sentence hearing. “I appreciate this has been a very difficult day for the family, who have had to listen to some harrowing evidence,” she said.Comments have been closed as sentencing is due.Read: Man who strangled woman he was having an affair with jailed for 8 years By Isabel Hayes Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share7 Tweet Email Thursday 30 Mar 2017, 8:53 PM Mar 30th 2017, 8:53 PM Image: Shutterstock/895_The_Studio http://jrnl.ie/3316011 AN IRISHMAN HAS died at an airport in Thailand.Local media is reporting that the man died after jumping from a height at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it is providing consular assistance in the case.It’s understood that the man held an Irish and an Australian passport.If you need to talk, contact:Samaritans 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.orgAware 1800 80 48 48 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 1800 247 247 or email mary@pieta.ie (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s)Read: Dublin-born woman among five victims of helicopter crash in Welsh mountains> An Irishman has died at a Bangkok airport The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance in the case. 15 Comments 54,634 Views Image: Shutterstock/895_The_Studio By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

New matches confirmed for WWE No Mercy PPV on September 24

New matches confirmed for WWE No Mercy PPV on September 24

first_img WhatsApp Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Facebook Videos Articles Alexa Bliss John Cena Being Replaced For WWE Royal Rumble Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss RAW Women’s Championship match added to WWE Clash of Champions in two weeks Videos Articles Google+ WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Following WWE RAW on Monday night in Omaha, new matches for No Mercy have been confirmed for the upcoming RAW-only PPV on September 24.Now official for the show is Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defending the RAW Tag Team Championships against Sheamus and Cesaro.Also just announced is Alexa Bliss defending the WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks, Nia Jax and Emma in a Fatal 4-Way match in three weeks.Already set d for the event in a few weeks in Los Angeles is Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman in what is likely to close the show and another big match featuring John Cena vs. Roman Reigns.”Face me man-to-man and show ME no mercy!” @WWEBrayWyatt doesn’t want #TheDemon; he wants @FinnBalor! #RAW pic.twitter.com/iBlVzx2sz3— WWE (@WWE) September 5, 2017 WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 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 Sasha Bankslast_img read more

Sarri Higuain is a wonderful player

Sarri Higuain is a wonderful player

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri remains a keen admirer of Gonzalo Higuain’s, amid reports that the duo could reunite in JanuaryThe Argentine striker had the most prolific season of his career under Sarri at Napoli with 36 goals in 35 Serie A games in the 2015/16 campaign.Higuain had been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus that had deemed him surplus to requirements at Turin.Instead, Higuain joined AC Milan on loan after revealing that he felt like only Sarri had wanted him at Chelsea.But reports in Italy this week have suggested that the reunion that Sarri craved for in the summer could now go ahead next month in a trade deal involving Alvaro Morata.“As you know, I like him very much,” Sarri said of Higuain on ESPN.“He is a wonderful player, a wonderful man. But I don’t want to talk about Higuain.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I have two strikers, two and a half at the moment, and Gonzalo is playing for AC Milan. It’s better not to talk about him at the moment.”Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola confirmed their interest in AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson this week.But Sarri suggests a move for Wilson is unlikely.“I don’t know about Wilson,” he said.“As you know, Eddie [Howe] is a friend and I want to see him very happy.”Chelsea will take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.last_img read more

Review finds Fairbanks officers justified in May shooting

Review finds Fairbanks officers justified in May shooting

first_imgA state review concludes that Fairbanks Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a local man in May.Listen nowResults of the Office of Special Prosecutions investigation released on Thursday say the four officers who killed Shawn Buck on a Mitchell Expressway on ramp, believed they, or other officers, were about to be killed or injured.Buck May 25th was fired on by four officers, as he attempt to escape arrest and crashed a truck into an Alaska State Trooper patrol vehicle.Police say Buck, who had outstanding felony warrants, was holding a handgun as he backed into the Trooper vehicle, and that he had previously fired at officers multiple times during a high speed chase that began on the Old Richardson Highway, where officers initially tried to stop him.last_img

2018 Primaries General Land Commissioner Race Is About Republicanism Says Expert

2018 Primaries General Land Commissioner Race Is About Republicanism Says Expert

first_img Share At the forefront of this race: Hurricane Harvey. Part of the land commissioner’s job is overseeing the state’s response to housing needs following a disaster. Bush and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have been criticized for taking too long in getting people back in their homes. When asked about his office’s response time, Bush defended their handling of the situation.“We’ve delivered assets quicker, at least in Texas, faster than any other natural disaster,” Bush said. “But the magnitude of the storm will be the real challenge in the sense that some estimates put this at a $120 billion storm, affecting 1.2 million households.“I’m proud of the fact that we’ve housed thousands of people through our direct repair program, through manufactured home travel trailers.”Former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said that’s not good enough.“Those people who are not back in their homes; they have vouchers for shelters for hotels, motels and apartment, which was costing at one time $2.7 million a day,” Patterson said.This month, Bush walked back a comment he made in an article published in the Bryan-College Station newspaper The Eagle, where he called on Gov. Greg Abbott to order a special legislative session to allocate funds for Hurricane Harvey relief.Patterson  said after watching how the agency he used to run was handling Harvey aid, he started looking for a suitable opponent in the primary to defeat Bush. When he couldn’t find one, Patterson said he decided to run.Jim Henson, director of University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project said that’s quite a turnaround from four years ago.“I think if you drill down a little bit more into that race it’s hard not to find it interesting,” Henson said.To understand just how crucial this race to defining of what is a Republican in 2018, let’s hop back to 2014. By then, Patterson had been land commissioner for more than 10 years. He decided to try for another office: lieutenant governor. Enter Bush.“George P. Bush ran for that office to some degree of fan-fare as entered politics in Texas as part of the Bush-clan,” Henson said.Patterson thought him a fine successor. And, to no one’s surprise, Bush easily won the election. Henson said Republicans were happy.“He was seen as somebody with a lot of potential by lots of folks,” Henson said.Patterson wasn’t so lucky. He lost his lieutenant governor primary and decided to retire. But he kept an eye on Bush and said he quickly took issue with how he was running the Texas General Land Office.When asked why he didn’t reach out to Bush if he if he was so unhappy with his job performance,  Patteson said, “In the first six months, I think that was my intention. But at one point when he did his ‘100 day’ press conference, he made a comment about how he had cleaned up the agency.  I said, ‘You know what, I’m done. I don’t think this guy can be helped.’ ”Henson said Patterson’s candidacy has put Bush on the defensive. But he said Bush hasn’t directly addressed Patterson’s entry into the race or Patterson’s criticisms about his response to Harvey.Then there’s the contentious issue of restoring one of the most iconic structures in Texas history: the Alamo.Since 2015, the Texas legislature has approved $106 million towards rebuilding and expanding sections of the Alamo. But that’s only one-fourth of the estimated cost. The rest will be made up by three non-profits Bush set up after his office took over the project.Bush bragged about his office’s efforts to preserve the historic site at the recent Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference in Austin.“We’re making sure that we fight for that legacy and that it survives for our children and our grandchildren,” he said. “That’s why we are preserving and protecting historic sites like the Alamo and honor the Texas Revolutionaries what the true price of freedom and liberty is.”But Patterson, some Texas lawmakers and Republican Party officials have taken issue with how Bush is handling the project, saying he’s not been transparent on the financial dealings and the site plans.But overall, Henson said, the race is really about two very different styles of Republicanism.“It’s an interesting dynamic that underlines some of the contention within the Republican Party,” Henson said.Bush comes from a more moderate-leaning wing of the Republican Party, Henson said, while Patterson represents a more conservative wing.“But a conservative member much more from the Libertarian wing of the party,” Henson added.Henson said similar matchups are happening all over Texas and across the country. 2018 primary races are full of Republicans who have very different ideas of what “Republican” meant, he added.Though, in the case of Texas Land Commissioner, the race might be less of a philosophical battle and more of a financial one. Henson said Bush has just over $3.3-million in campaign funds. While Patterson managed to raise just over $90,000 in the first month of his campaign. CAMPAIGN PHOTOSGeorge P. Bush, left, and Jerry Patterson.One of the fiercest competitions in the upcoming March primary in Texas is for an office a lot of people never really think about: Texas Land Commissioner.George P. Bush is the incumbent — one of those Bushes trying to fend off three Republican challengers, including Jerry Patterson, who used to be the land commissioner. Patterson took a lot of people by surprise when he launched his campaign to take back the office he left three years ago.last_img read more

Kolkata CP among 4 Bengal cops replaced ahead of polls

Kolkata CP among 4 Bengal cops replaced ahead of polls

first_imgKOLKATA: In a surprising move just days before the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission has removed the Commissioners of Police (CPs) of both Kolkata and Bidhannagar. The four officers cannot be involved by the state government in any election-related duties, the poll panel stated.Dr Rajesh Kumar, ADG, Pollution Control Board has been made the new Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, replacing Anuj Sharma. It may be recalled that Sharma had been made the Commissioner of the city barely two months ago. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe new Kolkata police chief was once private secretary to Mukul Roy when he was Railway Minister. Natarajan Ramesh Babu, ADG and IGP, Operations has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar. The Commission has also removed Birbhum SP Shyam Singh and Diamond Harbour SP S Selvamurugan. In a letter to Chief Secretary Malay De on Friday, the Commission informed that the decision was taken after reviewing the poll-preparedness of the state. Avannu Ravindranath, DC (Airport Division), Bidhannagar, has been posted as SP Birbhum, while Srihari Pandey, DC, KAP 3rd Battalion, has been posted as SP, Diamond Harbour.last_img read more

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to call samesex marriage parody marriage

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to call samesex marriage parody marriage

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- A bill sponsored by six South Carolina Republican lawmakers wants to redefine same-sex marriage. Around half a million gay and bisexual people got married in the first 12 months following the SCOTUS ruling in June 2015.‘Lawmakers should focus on actual challenges facing their constituents’LGBT advocates have blasted the bill.Sarah Warbelow, Legal Director with HRC told GSN: ‘Marriage equality is the undisputed law of the land.‘Lawmakers should focus on actual challenges facing their constituents, not obsess over a settled issue that the overwhelming majority of Americans support. This is a distraction that denigrates tens of thousands of loving same-sex couples and their families.’‘Representative Long and the Keystone Cop Caucus’Jeff Ayers, executive director of SC Equality, singled out Steven Wayne Long for criticism.‘This is nothing more than an attempt by a first-term representative to pander to his far-right base in an election year.‘Bills like this are hateful, discriminatory and only make it more difficult to recruit new business to South Carolina.‘The LGBT community and our allies will not stand silently as Representative Long and the Keystone Cop Caucus paints a picture of South Carolina that is full of discrimination and bigotry.He too said the issue of marriage equality has been settled by the Supreme Court. But, ‘If this bill were to pass, our lawyers are standing by to challenge it in the courts and the state will lose.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . South Carolina Representatives Rick Martin, John McCravy and Josiah Magnuson (Photo: Facebook) Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/south-caroline-marriage-definition/center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Entitled the ‘Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act’, it seeks to amend South Carolina laws to include new definitions around marriage.In short, it will ‘define certain terms, including “parody marriage” and “marriage”; to provide that parody marriage policies are nonsecular in nature; to prohibit the state from respecting, endorsing, or recognizing any parody marriage policy or policies that treat sexual orientation as a suspect class; and for other purposes.’Basically, as same-sex marriage is now the law of the land, it wants to create a two-tier system for marriage.The representatives sponsoring the bill are: Steven Wayne Long, William M ‘Bill’ Chumley, James Mikell ’Mike’ Burns, John R McCravy III, Josiah Magnuson and Richard ‘Rick’ Martin.The bill was read for the first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary on 15 February.‘Marriage between a man and a woman is natural, neutral, and noncontroversial’The bill notes: ‘civilizations for millennia have defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.‘Marriage between and man and a woman arose out of the nature of things and marriage between a man and a woman is natural, neutral, and noncontroversial, unlike parody forms of marriage.’It goes on to claim, ‘In the wake of Obergefell v. Hodges [the case that prompted the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage] there has not been a land rush on gay marriage, but there has been a land rush on the persecution of nonobservers by Secular Humanists and an effort by Secular Humanists to infiltrate and indoctrinate minors in public schools to their religious world view which is questionably moral, plausible, obscene, and is not secular; and … it is unsettled whether or not sexual orientation is immutable or genetic and is therefore a matter of faith.’last_img read more

Nodejs and JS Foundations are now merged into the OpenJS Foundation

Nodejs and JS Foundations are now merged into the OpenJS Foundation

first_imgLast year in October, the Node.js and JS Foundations announced their intent to create a joint organization. After six months of analyzing community feedback, deliberation, and collaboration, the two foundations finally merged into the OpenJS Foundation on Tuesday. Dave Methvin, Technical Advisory Committee Chair, JS Foundation, explaining the motivation behind this merger said in the announcement, “This is an exciting step forward for the entire open source JavaScript community, as it strengthens the impact of our collective efforts under one united Foundation. A new merged Foundation is able to better serve the community and members to grow the JavaScript ecosystem from a technology and standards perspective.” The OpenJS Foundation is backed by 30 corporate and end-user members including Google, Microsoft, IBM, PayPal, and GoDaddy. It currently hosts a wide range of projects including Appium, Dojo, jQuery, Node.js, webpack, and many more. Goals of the OpenJS Foundation Providing resources and accelerating the development The OpenJS Foundation is responsible for expanding the JavaScript community and accelerating the development of JavaScript and other key ecosystem projects. It will provide financial and marketing resources to support projects and working groups. It will act as one stop for all projects within the open JavaScript community for fulfilling their infrastructure, technical, and marketing needs. Combined governance structure The merger will provide a combined governance structure to enable all projects, regardless of their sizes, to benefit from experienced mentors as they progress through the project life cycle. It will encourage collaboration across the JavaScript ecosystem and affiliated standard bodies to create a single home for any project in the JavaScript ecosystem. Improved membership experience The OpenJS Foundation brings together the goals of both the JavaScript and Node.js foundations, so companies or organizations that want to support JavaScript will no longer have to choose between the two. This will also eliminate the operational redundancies between the two organizations and streamline the experience for member companies that provide financial support. Additionally, it will provide a single point of entry to new and prospective members for getting involved in open source JavaScript project and create a simpler and more engaging experience for them. Many Twitter users were excited about this announcement and believe that this a major step towards the overall growth of the JavaScript open source ecosystem. To know more in detail, check out the official announcement. Read Next Node.js and JS Foundation announce intent to merge; developers have mixed feelings Node.js announces security updates for all their active release lines for August 2018 Why use JavaScript for machine learning?last_img read more

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first_imgTags: LOL, Royal Caribbean International Thursday, August 17, 2017 Source: The Associated Press Share Who better than Bonnie Tyler to sing about an eclipse during an eclipse? MIAMI — Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday’s solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on board.Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas’ band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theatre on its ship Oasis of the Seas as part of a “Total Eclipse Cruise.”The ship leaves from Florida on Sunday. It will sail through the Caribbean toward St. Maarten on Monday when the moon passes in front of the sun. A total eclipse will be viewable in a narrow band across the sea.“Total Eclipse of the Heart” topped the Billboard charts for four weeks in 1983. DNCE is best known for its 2015 hit “Cake by the Ocean.” << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Costa Rica shows signs of life in thrilling 32 win over Colombia

Costa Rica shows signs of life in thrilling 32 win over Colombia

first_imgRelated posts:La Sele announces 23-man roster for Copa América tournament Copa America Group A: Costa Rica faces stiff opposition Costa Rica returns with full-strength lineup in last step toward World Cup qualifying Costa Rica humiliates the United States 4-0 in World Cup qualifier HOUSTON, Texas – It took less than two minutes for Costa Rica to prove to the world that it still had some fight left in it.Young striker Johan Venegas spun around in front of the box and struck in a beautiful goal to the top right corner to start the scoring for La Sele in the second minute of its 3-2 win over Colombia Saturday night at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.Even with its Copa América fate decided, the Costa Rica men’s national team had by far its best performance of the tournament, washing out the bitter taste as it now heads home after failing to advance past group play.Venegas’ goal was the fastest score in this year’s Copa América, but Colombia answered right back minutes later with a goal of its own when defender Frank Fabra broke through La Sele’s defense.Venegas, starting at striker in place of the injured Marco Ureña, looked extremely comfortable in that role and gave Costa Rica a consistent attack it hasn’t had with Ureña or Álvaro Saborío. The 27-year-old who usually plays on the wing then came back in the 34rd minute to give La Sele its second goal when he juked the life out of Felipe Aguilar and sent a cross in the box that bounced off Fabra and into the net for an own goal. Costa Rica’s Johan Venegas (right) celebrates after scoring against Colombia during the Copa América Centenario football tournament in Houston, Texas. Alfredo Estrella/AFPMidfielder Celso Borges added Costa Rica’s third goal in the 58th minute when he booted in a beautiful cross pass at the center of the box.In the midfield, La Sele was quick to cut off passing lanes and prevent Colombia from creating many meaningful possessions. On the counter, Borges and Christian Bolaños were aggressive and more accurate with their passes than in the two prior Copa América games.The impressive showing against the world’s third-ranked team was a complete turnaround from the ugly 4-0 loss Tuesday to the United States and gives this team something to lean on going forward.Granted, Colombia did rest its best players in anticipation of the quarterfinals, including its best two defensemen for the game and key attackers Juan Cuadrado and James Rodríguez for the first half.But Costa Rica, too, was empty-handed and without injured defenders Óscar Duarte, Cristian Gamboa, as well as forwards Ureña and Saborío.Defender Bryan Oviedo, who surprisingly didn’t start over the less experienced José Salvatierra, entered the game after the half to take Salvatierra’s spot on the right wing and try to neutralize Rodríguez. The Everton winger played well in his first action for La Sele since an October friendly against the U.S., helping to stall the ever-potent Colombian attack that came alive in the waning minutes and threatened to tie.The always dangerous Cuadrado made a gorgeous assist to Marlos Moreno for Colombia’s second goal in the 72nd minute.Venegas nearly had his second goal minutes later when he just missed the target on a header following a precision cross from Bolaños. Costa Rica then went defensive as it desperately avoided a late-minute barrage from the Colombian attack.Before the match began, Costa Rica was already eliminated from advancing past the group stage when the United States beat Paraguay 1-0 to secure the second qualifying spot behind Colombia.Still, Costa Rica picked up the pieces from its shattering 4-0 loss Tuesday to the U.S. and bid a fond farewell to an otherwise disappointing Copa América. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Alaska closes Virgin America buy to create 5th largest US airline

Alaska closes Virgin America buy to create 5th largest US airline

first_imgAlaska Air Group Alaska closes Virgin America buy to create 5th largest US airlineAlaska closes Virgin America buy to create 5th largest US airlineSeattle-based Alaska Air Group has closed its $4 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America, creating the fifth largest airline in the US.Alaska Air Group subsidiary Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will seek to secure a single operating certificate from FAA by early 2018. Regional subsidiary Horizon Air will retain its own operating certificate.Alaska reached an agreement April 4 to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion and additionally take on $1.4 billion in debt and aircraft lease obligations, creating a $4 billion enterprise value for the transaction. The merger gained antitrust clearance from the US Department of Justice(DOJ) Dec. 6 after Alaska agreed to reduce its codesharing relationship with American Airlines.By combining Alaska’s strong presence in the US Pacific Northwest with Virgin America’s strong presence at major California airports, Alaska believes the combined carrier can become the leading domestic services airline on the US west coast. The combined company, which will be based in Seattle, will offer nearly 1,200 daily flights to 118 destinations while generating more than $7 billion in annual revenue. The combined fleet comprises 286 aircraft, including more than 150 mainline Alaska Boeing 737s and more than 60 Virgin America Airbus A320 family aircraft.“The combination expands service and provides more frequent connections to international airline partners in thriving technology markets in the [San Francisco] Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle,” Alaska said in a statement. “Together, the airlines offer 289 daily flights to 52 destinations from California, including 113 daily nonstop flights to 32 destinations from three Bay Area airports and 105 daily nonstop flights to 37 destinations from four Los Angeles area airports.”Alaska added that the combination also grows its access to important east coast airports such as Washington National, New York JFK, New York LaGuardia and New York Newark.The first signs of integration will become noticeable to the public Dec. 19, when Alaska and Virgin America passengers will be able to earn frequent flyer miles on the flights of either airline and Virgin America flight tickets will become available on Alaska’s website.Alaska executives have not decided on the future of the Virgin America brand. “Alaska plans to continue to operate the Virgin America fleet with its current name and product for a period of time while it conducts extensive customer research,” Alaska said in a statement. “Virgin America will continue to fly under its brand with no immediate changes to the onboard product or experience.”Alaska CEO Brad Tilden added, “We appreciate that there is great interest in the future of the Virgin America brand among customers and employees alike. This is a big decision and one that deserves months of thoughtful and thorough analysis. We plan to make a decision about the Virgin America brand early next year.”Alaska, a longtime Boeing customer, will also have to decide whether to operate a dual mainline fleet of 737s and A320s; Virgin America has ordered 40 A320neo family aircraft with deliveries scheduled to start next year.Alaska president and COO Ben Minicucci will take on the role of Virgin America CEO, effective immediately and lasting until Alaska Airlines-Virgin America gains a single operating certificate. Virgin America CFO Peter Hunt will serve as president of Virgin America, reporting to Minicucci.Aaron KarpSource = Aaron Karp – ATWlast_img read more

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