Government afraid to recognize implement Indigenous rights says WilsonRaybould

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN NewsJody Wilson-Raybould says the federal government has cold feet when it comes to recognizing and implementing Indigenous rights.The former Liberal justice minister and attorney general told leaders from the First Nations Justice Council in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday that despite Prime Minister Trudeau’s promises of reconciliation, “the federal government has fallen back once again into a pattern of trying to manage the problem of Indigenous peoples and making incremental limited shifts instead of transforming the status quo.“In my view, it is never appropriate or proper to have as a goal managing the challenges and the byproducts of colonialism,” she told the room of almost 200 gathered for the first annual First Nations Provincial Justice Forum.Wilson-Raybould, who was kicked out of the Liberal caucus alongside former Indigenous services minister Jane Philpott earlier this month after the two spoke out against senior government officials’ behaviour related to the SNC-Lavalin affair, said a directive she issued on civil litigation for Indigenous peoples and her work toward an Indigenous rights framework were met with significant resistance within cabinet.She said while the government is making small and important strides on things like Indigenous policy reform, fundamental change is required, including “the basic Crown recognition of Indigenous title, rights and governments.”Jody Wilson-Raybould says she met resistance within government from “some, who importantly did not and perhaps still do not realize that uncertainty, conflict and unpredictability arise as the denial of rights, not because of their recognition.” Laurie Hamelin/APTNFollowing Trudeau’s Feb. 14, 2018 speech in the House of Commons, when he promised sweeping legislative reform on the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights, Wilson-Raybould said she thought the changes would “happen imminently.”“As you all know this has not occurred, and I fear we may have temporarily fallen back into a less audacious, less meaningful conversation and mode of work that, while perhaps more comfortable, will not achieve the transformative space that is required,” she said.The former Assembly of First Nations regional chief for B.C. praised First Nations’ work on justice reform in their own communities and said the need for a directive to reform how the government handles civil litigation involving Indigenous peoples “speaks volumes to the much more foundational challenges we still face.“The patterns of perpetual, expensive and seemingly endless litigation that we’ve fallen into is a symptom of a much deeper dilemma rooted in the history of our country and about how the law and the justice system has operated,” she said.On the issue of Indigenous rights, Wilson-Raybould said there was a fear that recognizing and implementing those rights could have negative economic consequences.“Some, who importantly did not and perhaps still do not realize that uncertainty, conflict and unpredictability arise as the denial of rights, not because of their recognition,” she said.Philpott also addressed delegates Wednesday, praising their work on justice reform for First Nations peoples and emphasizing the need to continue pushing “for the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as well as the [Truth and Reconciliation Commission] calls to action.”Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould pose for a photo with members of the B.C. First Nations Justice Council. Justin Brake/APTN.Following the speeches the justice forum held an Honouring Ceremony for Philpott and Wilson-Raybould.Forum Chair Doug White called the women “two remarkable individuals…[who] have demonstrated with great clarity that it doesn’t matter what caucus you’re in, what party you’re in, whether you’re a minister or not, that what we need and what we crave in these kinds of defining moments is clarity of leadership, purity of resolve and commitment to basic principles, the rule of law — that we can find a principled way through to craft a different future.”Following their speeches at the @BCFNJC provincial justice forum in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, @Puglaas and @janephilpott were honoured in ceremony. pic.twitter.com/4LGZ2GhR4L— Justin Brake (@JustinBrakeNews) April 25, 2019Addressing the former cabinet ministers and the delegation in a pre-taped video message, Grand Chief Stewart Philip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chief noted what Wilson-Raybould and Philpott have experienced in Ottawa represents “a very dark underside to the federal government which has characterized government through the colonization and neocolonial period.“We’re so proud that both Jody and Jane stood up to that, spoke out publicly, were certainly on the right side of history,” he said.“On behalf of the Okanagan Nation we want to express our deep gratitude on behalf of our children, our grandchildren, and future generations. You’ve done a tremendous service to the Indigenous Peoples of this country, you’ve set a very high standard, and you’ve inspired our people from coast to coast to coast.”jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

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US national arrested at BIA

A US national was arrested at the Bandaranike International Airport with gold bars in his baggage, the Customs Department said.The Customs Department said that the 45 year old American had arrived in Colombo last night on board an Emirates flight. His baggage was checked on suspicion at the airport and customs officers had found 126 gold bars hidden inside.The gold bars are worth more than Rs. 2.5 million, the Customs Department said. Investigations revealed that the suspect was involved in smuggling gold bars to African countries.Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)

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Enbridge files to replace problem pipeline in Minnesota

Enbridge files to replace problem pipeline in Minnesota AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. PAUL, Minn. – Enbridge Energy says it wants to build a second major crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.The proposed pipeline would replace a 1960s-era line that has ruptured repeatedly. The Calgary, Alberta-based company says it intends to replace the entire pipeline, known as Line 3, that carries Canadian oil from Alberta to a storage terminal in Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline operates at reduced capacity because of long-standing concerns about its integrity.The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1wD8ziR) reports Enbridge asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to approve its plans to contact landowners near the 338-mile-long corridor.Enbridge also asked Minnesota regulators to reconsider their recent order that stretches out by a year the review of its other crude oil pipeline project — the proposed Sandpiper line to carry North Dakota oil across Minnesota.___Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com by The Associated Press Posted Oct 27, 2014 9:07 pm MDT read more

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Mont Harmon Stands Out at Broadcom MASTERS Stem Competition

Mont Harmon Middle School eighth grader Cheyanne Slaughter recently took time to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS STEM Competition.This regional competition was hosted in Cedar City and welcomed well over 2,000 students. On Sept. 4, the top 300 students were announced and, thanks to Slaughter’s hard work and dedication, she was one of them. Thirty of the top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were then be selected as finalists by a nationally-ranked panel of scientists, educators and engineers on Sept. 18.The STEM research projects covered a broad range of challenges that included using machine learning and infrared technology to detect drunk drivers, examining the effects of vaping liquid nicotine, reducing ocean acidification and more.While Slaughter was not chosen as a top 30 contender in the competition, her family and those around her are very proud of all that she has accomplished while participating in the Broadcom MASTER STEM Competition, a feat that not many are able to say they have championed in at least one category. read more

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Field hockey Ohio State begins weekend of nonconference play victorious against the

OSU sophomore midfield Morgan Kile (8) carries the ball for the on Oct. 2 against Maryland at Buckeye Varsity Field. Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State field hockey welcomed the Kent State Golden Flashes to Columbus, which had a couple flashes of its own at game time, Friday. The match scheduled for 3:30 p.m. was delayed by an hour due to multiple sightings of lightning in the area. However, in the late stages of the game, the Buckeye defense stayed grounded.OSU was able to hold off the Kent State Golden Flashes in the final minutes of a closely contested match; finishing on top, 3-2.Since beginning its run in Big Ten play this season, OSU (4-7, 0-3) had lost four straight matches before its match against Kent State. The Buckeyes came into the game knowing they had something to prove.The match did not start out in OSU’s favor, as Kent State pulled out three shots on goal within the first seven minutes of game play. That quickly changed after freshman midfielder Esther Clotet Alsina and junior midfielder Maddy Humphrey tag-teamed together on a breakaway goal.For Humphrey, that goal marked her team-leading eighth goal of the season.Kent State continued to put the pressure on OSU with a total of nine shots in the first half. This was largely due to to the four penalty corners given up by the Buckeyes. However, junior goalkeeper Liz Tamburro welcomed the challenge and kept a zero on the board through one half. Tamburro finished the half with five saves before adding four more in the second. For the second time in the last three games, she made nine or more saves.After the second half commenced, the dynamic duo of Clotet Alsina and Humphrey was back at it again; but this time with the roles reversed. Humphrey assisted Clotet Alsina with a close range score against senior goalkeeper Andrea Rinehart.Clotet Alsina now has one point in six of 11 games and has multiple points in five matches.Sophomore Irene Fritschy earned her first career goal with the Buckeyes with 17:20 remaining in the contest. Her goal pushed the lead to 3-0.However, Kent State would not go away quietly in the final moments of the game. After nine penalty corners, junior midfielder Silvia Figa Malgosa gave the Golden Flashes their first point of the night with 6:49 still on the clock.Kent State put another point on the board with only 2:49; closing OSU’s lead to only one. But as the clock ran out, the Buckeyes emerged victorious and broke their losing streak. OSU has now won five of the last six meetings against Kent State. The Buckeyes finish their non-conference break against Ball State (4-6) on Monday. OSU has not lost to the Cardinals since 2007 and have won 15 of the last 17 contests.OSU is set to travel to Schumann Stadium to face the Cardinals at 3 p.m. read more

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Cameron Heyward cant sneak and see where hell be selected in the

There are several Ohio State Buckeyes who have a chance to be drafted in the 2011 NFL draft — but, realistically, only one can expect to be drafted in the first round tonight: Cameron Heyward. Because of last year’s format change, the draft will take place over three days, with the first round set to begin at 8 p.m., the second and third rounds Friday and the remaining rounds Saturday. This year’s draft takes place during a complicated legal battle between the NFL Players Association and the NFL owners, in which the future of the NFL is still in question. While the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the players Monday, the outlook for the 2011 season is still questionable. The day before what some consider the biggest night of his life, Heyward tweeted from his Twitter account, @camheyward, about his excitement for the day. “Day before Christmas!! only problem is there no way to sneak and see what I got for tomorrow lol,” Heyward tweeted at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. Heyward, who is rated No. 29 on Scout Inc.’s top 32, is projected by many draft analysts to be a late first-round pick. A dominating force on the Buckeyes’ defensive line, Heyward said he would be spending the draft weekend at his house in Atlanta. “I would like to just stay at home with my family. … I want to be around my family and friends that have helped me accomplish so much so far, and share the moment with them as well,” Heyward said March 30 after a workout. In his latest mock draft April 6, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projected that Heyward will be drafted by the New York Jets with the 30th pick in the first round. Heyward said he does not care which team drafts him. “Whatever team that takes me, I think I can play any position you put me at,” Heyward said March 30. The New York Jets have two former OSU players on their starting roster, wide reciever Santonio Holmes and center Nick Mangold. Mangold was drafted by the Jets in 2006, and Holmes, drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the same year, was acquired by the Jets through a trade with the Steelers in 2010. In 2008, the Jets drafted Vernon Gholston, also a former OSU defensive end. Many consider Gholston a major bust for the Jets. The Jets took Gholston with the sixth overall pick in the draft that year. Gholston was expected by many to start, but he rarely saw much playing time outside of special teams. In his three years on the team, Gholston recorded just 42 tackles and zero sacks, after which the Jets released him at the beginning of March. Heyward spoke about Gholston at the NFL combine. “We’re two totally different players. Vern, they had him dropping at linebacker. … Me, I can play all over the line,” Heyward said. “We are two different players. We had the privilege of going to The Ohio State, but we’re not the same player. I’m never going to compare myself to him, and I don’t think he’ll ever do the same.” NFL.com draft analyst Brian Baldinger projects that Heyward will not be available when the Jets’ 30th pick rolls around. Baldinger projects Heyward to be drafted by the New England Patriots with the 17th pick. The Patriots possess two picks in the first round of this year’s draft, and NFL.com draft analysts Steve Wyche and Pat Kirwan project Heyward will be selected by the Patriots with their second pick of the first round, 28th overall. Whichever team selects Heyward will be investing in a 6-foot-5 defensive force. Heyward has proven he has the ability to clog up the line and dominate against the run. In his four years at OSU, Heyward recorded 15.5 sacks and 37.5 tackles for loss. Weighing in at 295 pounds, Heyward will try to continue the legacy of his late father, former NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward. Cameron was present on the sidelines during OSU’s Spring Game on Saturday, and said he was excited for the draft. “(I’m) just waiting right now and continuing to work out,” he said, “and just looking to hear my name.” read more

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Heatwave warning amid 30C temperatures as southern Britain sizzles in UK weather divide

first_imgThe heat has prompted PHE to urge people to take extra care during the hot days and warm nights.Public health medicine consultant, Dr Thom Waite said: “Now the heatwave has arrived, people will likely be out and about more enjoying the summer sun.”That’s why it’s really important to remember that there are some people whose health suffers in hot weather.”Older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children may all feel the ill-effects of heat over the coming days.”We’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at-risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any help.” 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. Following heavy rain in North Yorkshire, water was sent gushing out onto nearby roads from White Scar Caves in Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.Video footage from the scene shows cars driving slowly through deep flood water coming from the attraction. Summer is making a reappearance for the south of England from Tuesday - while flooding will remain a risk in northern areas   A level two alert has been issued for London and the South East – meaning there is a 60 per cent chance the maximum threshold temperatures of 32C (89.6F) and 31C (87.8F) respectively could be met.Met Office meteorologist, Emma Sharples, said the temperatures are expected to be the highest in East Anglia and down to London – reaching up to 30C.Caused by “warm air pushing up from the continent”, the alerts cover from 12pm on Tuesday – where temperatures hit 29.7C (85.5F) in St James Park and 30C in Gravesend, Kent – to 9am on Friday. Summer is making a reappearance for the south of England from Tuesday – while flooding will remain a risk in northern areas  Credit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/Ben Birchall/PAcenter_img Britons have been urged to take extra care in the rising temperatures as a heatwave causes parts of the country to sizzle.With the mercury expected to hit 30C (86F) on Wednesday, Public Health England (PHE) has warned the most vulnerable, including older people, young children and babies, could be at risk.It comes as the Met Office issued a level three heatwave action alert for eastern England – triggered when threshold temperatures have been reached for one day and the night.The alert means there is a 90 per cent chance the maximum threshold temperature for the region, 30C in the East, will also be met the following day.However, a north-south divide means temperatures in northern cities will only reach the low 20s – with up to 21C expected in Edinburgh on Thursday and 20C in Belfast on Wednesday. It’s reached 30 °C at Gravesend! Satellite image shows quite a contrast in the weather today ☀️☁ pic.twitter.com/sjph9nf1Su— Met Office (@metoffice) August 23, 2016 Dr Waite said the hot weather can “put extra strain on bodies” and urged people to “stay hydrated” during the hot spell.Top PHE tips to keep cool include closing curtains, keeping out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, wearing loose fitting cotton clothes and applying suncream.As well as looking out for others during the heatwave, the body advised to not leave anyone or animals in a closed, parked vehicle. Ms Sharples said humid nights can also be expected – with London and the South East unlikely to drop below 20C (68F) on Tuesday and Wednesday.”As we head through this evening (Tuesday) and overnight the band of cloud in the north starts to spread its way further south and east,” said added.”There won’t be much rain left in it by the time it gets further south but it does mean the area of the country that will see cloud is bigger.”Parts of northern and central England, Wales – will be a lot cloudier, and as a result a bit cooler with temperatures in the low 20s (on Wednesday).”Whereas East Anglia and the south east again look like having a largely sunny day and quite warm again so we will be looking at similar temperatures.”last_img read more

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Indian support for South Australian iron ore project

first_imgLincoln Minerals has concluded a Joint Venture Agreement with Mineral Enterprises Ltd (MEL) of Bangalore, India and Mineral Enterprises Australia, in respect of Lincoln’s 100% owned EL3422 (Gum Flat) tenement near Port Lincoln on the southern Gawler Craton, South Australia. This follows a Heads of Agreement signed between MEL and Lincoln in August 2007.ME Australia has contributed A$500,000 of funding in respect of the initial drilling programs at Gum Flat to reach the first ‘minimum expenditure’ milestone. This was achieved following completion of a diamond core drilling program in December 2007. The essence of the JV Agreement provides that, subject to rights to withdraw, ME Australia will earn a 20% interest in the Gum Flat project by contributing a further A$500,000 of exploration expenditure by 31 December 2008. Subject to rights to withdraw, ME Australia can earn an additional 20% in the project by contributing a further A$1.5 million of exploration expenditure by December 31, 2010.MEL will act as guarantor to the project. In August 2007, MEL subscribed for 3,500,000 fully paid ordinary shares in Lincoln to raise A$1,050,000. ME Australia is a subsidiary of MEL, a diverse Bangalore based corporation with interests in mining, power, infrastructure and bio-diesel. MEL has been extracting iron ore and manganese ore for over four decades and has substantial iron ore reserves in the Chitradurga and Turnkur Districts of southern India. www.mineralenterprises.org Lincoln says: “This is an exciting development and will enable the company to continue to maximise the iron ore potential of the Gum Flat project. Drilling since August 2007 has confirmed that there is hematite banded iron formation (BIF) grading up to 56.6% Fe overlying significant intervals of coarse grained magnetite BIF. As previously advised, the conceptual magnetite BIF exploration target at Gum Flat is in excess of 250 Mt within 20 km of the port of Port Lincoln.last_img read more

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RK Celje Pivovarna Laško beat PPD Zagreb in Balkan Clasico

Celje Pivovarna Lasko celebrated eighth win in 18th Balkan Clasico against the eternal rivals from the other side of the border – PPD Zagreb 30:28 (14:13). Team of Veselin Vujovic didn’t play defense on their level, which gave a lot of chances to Celje’s light back players Zarabec and Janc to make a lot of chances for scoring goals.At the end, Stipe Mandalinic had a chance to make much more interesting finish, but Urban Lesjak saved his 7-meter shot a minute before the end, which was the start of celebration for the domestic players, who, surprisingly, had support of only 3.000 fans at their “Zlatorog” arena.Celje PL : Zagreb 30:28 (14:13)Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak, Malus, Babarskas 2, Janc 5, Razgor, Marguč, Grošelj, Poteko 4, Gajić, Zarabec 3, Kodrin 3, Fižuleto, Mačkovšek 1, Mlakar 3, Žvižej 7 (6), Bečiri 2.Zagreb: Vujić, Kontrec, Vori 2, Stevanović, Cingesar, Marković 3, Skok, Raković, Horvat 5 (2), Sušnja, J. Valčić, Jotić 3, T. Valčić, Mandalinić 10, Miklavčič 5, Markoski. ppd zagrebRK Celje Pivovarna LaskoVelux EHF Champions League ← Previous Story No winners in derby at “Flens Arena” Next Story → PSG Handball with 17.400.000 EUR to attack EHF CL title read more

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Pharmaciens leur rôle de conseil apprécié à 90

first_imgPharmaciens : leur rôle de conseil apprécié à 90%Monde – Quatre-vingt-dix pour cent des pharmaciens estiment qu’ils ont un rôle primordial de conseil dans le parcours de santé de leurs clients.Un sondage international, réalisé par l’Institut APCO Insight, s’intéresse à l’opinion qu’ont les pharmaciens de leur métier. Plus de 2.000 d’entre eux ont été questionnés dans huit pays (Australie, France, Allemagne, Italie, Portugal, Turquie, Royaume-Uni et États-Unis) entre avril et juin 2010.Presque tous (90%) estiment qu’ils ont un rôle de conseil. En effet, ils sont très nombreux à se voir demander ou à donner spontanément un avis sur un traitement ou un médicament. Les pharmaciens voient ce rôle de conseiller santé d’un bon oeil. Ils se sentent flattés d’être considérés ainsi par les patients et d’avoir une relation de confiance avec eux. Néanmoins, ils pensent aussi que les questions de la rémunération de ce conseil et de la formation doivent être posées. Le 31 août 2010 à 11:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Un ascenseur intelligent étudié pour les handicapés

first_imgUn ascenseur intelligent, étudié pour les handicapésLa firme japonaise Mitsubishi Electric a annoncé avoir développé un ascenseur doté de systèmes de reconnaissance vocale et de détection de présence. Une innovation adaptée aux personnes âgées et handicapées.Cet ascenseur a été conçu grâce à des technologies exploitées dans des systèmes de radionavigation automobile. Doté d’un système de reconnaissance vocale capable de détecter n’importe quelle voix sans apprentissage, il se rend à l’étage que l’usager lui indique. L’utilisateur de l’ascenseur n’a alors à appuyer sur aucun bouton, et ce même pour l’appeler à un étage.À lire aussiSiri: Apple attaqué en justice pour publicité mensongèreL’appareil est en effet équipé d’un système de détection de présence, se rendant automatiquement aux étages où des usagers se sont placés devant la porte. Cet ascenseur est parfaitement adapté aux personnes âgées et handicapées. “Un tel ascenseur est plus facile à utiliser par des personnes âgées, en fauteuil roulant, aveugles ou encore les bras chargés”, souligne le groupe Mitsubishi Electric, cité par le site de France 24.Assurant que le taux d’erreur de ce type de technologies a été sensiblement réduit, la firme japonaise devrait lancer dans quelques mois ses premiers ascenseurs intelligents.Le 6 mars 2011 à 16:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Thief steals running car from Miami gas station

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a man who they said stole a car that was parked at an Exxon gas station in Miami.Surveillance video captured the scene as the victim parked and exited the red 2018 Subaru Forester while it was running. That’s when, officials said, the thief circled around before jumping in and driving away.The victim returned and realized the vehicle was gone.The theft happened on May 28 at the Exxon near Southwest Second Avenue and 13th Street.If you have any information on this car theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Same sex marriage in Varanasi sends shock waves

first_imgVaranasi : In a bold step, two cousin sisters here in Uttar Pradesh married each other against the wishes of their families. The girls then posted a photograph of their ‘marriage on the social media which sent shock waves in the holy city. This is probably the first same sex marriage in Varanasi. The girls, residents of Rohaniya, reached a Shiva temple on Wednesday and asked the priest to perform their marriage. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The priest refused but the girls kept sitting inside the temple till he relented. The girls, clad in jeans and t-shirts, wore a ‘red chunni’ and got married. By the time the marriage was solemnized, a huge crowd had gathered at the temple. The girls left before any untoward incident could take place. Some people criticised the priest for solemnizing the marriage. The priest later told reporters that one of the girls belongs to Kanpur and was staying with her cousin here to pursue studies.last_img read more

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US sees PM Hasina as useful partner

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoBangladesh faced widespread international criticism over the conduct of recent elections, but the United States looks set for business as usual as it sees strong common interests with prime minister Sheikh Hasina.As the eighth most populous nation in the world, with a moderate Muslim population that largely welcomes cooperation with the West, Bangladesh has a warming relationship with the United States — yet not one so close as to give Washington significant leverage.Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League won an incredible 288 seats in the 300-seat parliament in the 30 December election, with opposition leader Khaleda Zia — her bitter nemesis for decades — in jail on charges her opponents say are politically motivated while the press faces draconian new restrictions.The US State Department voiced concern ahead of the election, accusing Bangladesh of foot-dragging on letting in electoral observers and urging greater efforts to ensure a free vote.The United States followed up after the election with a letter by president Donald Trump that wished Sheikh Hasina success but asked her to “renew her commitment to protecting human rights, individual freedom of expression and democratic institutions,” a US official said.Sheikh Hasina is a sworn enemy of Islamists, mounting a crackdown on the Jamaat-e-Islami party that included hanging five of its leaders over charges related to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.She has also earned widespread praise in Washington for taking in more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from neighbouring Myanmar in a brutal campaign the United States has called ethnic cleansing — stopping the crisis from become more regional in dimension.Michael Kugelman, senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, said that Bangladesh was effectively becoming a one-party authoritarian state — but one whose orientation largely suits Washington.”I think the bottom line is that the US sees Sheikh Hasina as a useful partner. She’s very tough on terror and she’s presided over a remarkable degree of economic growth,” he said.”I think, in that regard, the US sees her as a supporter and practitioner of stability in Bangladesh in spite of the tradeoff of having a very troubled domestic political situation in Bangladesh.”- Seeking greater ties -Bangladesh’s government has shown no sign it takes seriously the concerns about the election, also voiced by the European Union.Sajeeb Wazed, Sheikh Hasina’s US-based son who serves as her adviser on information and communications technology, said the pre-election US statement was “disappointing” and blamed it on what he called opposition supporters among local staff at the US embassy in Dhaka.But he saluted the relationship with the United States and voiced hope for further ties, saying a top priority was to draw greater US investment in an economy that has been growing by more than six per cent annually.”We have a huge consumer market. You have almost 80 million people in the middle class,” he said.He said that Bangladesh has been “phenomenally successful in combatting terrorism,” calling it “one of the few Muslim countries that is considered relatively terrorism-free.”Wazed added that the government felt a genuine empathy for fleeing Rohingyas in light of Bangladesh’s plight at independence and noted that the refugees have not seen the type of backlash experienced by migrants to Europe.- Limited scope to criticise -The United States see a friendly rapport with Bangladesh as vital to Washington’s goal of an open, US-friendly Indo-Pacific region. Unlike neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh has not drawn high-profile infrastructure deals with China.Another country is even more critical to the US relationship with Bangladesh — regional power and emerging US ally India, which has staunchly supported Sheikh Hasina, limiting the scope for Washington to take another approach even if it so chose.The opposition, however, is hopeful that US criticism can make headway.Humaiun Kobir, the international affairs secretary of Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who met policymakers in Washington ahead of the vote, said the United States should make clear that relations will be limited “unless you show us you are democratising.”He said that Sheikh Hasina had turned Bangladesh into a country like Cambodia or Venezuela, where the United States to varying degrees had criticised strongmen.Kobir praised a US House of Representatives resolution that had urged free elections and noted the opposition’s concerns.”The United States is the largest bilateral investor and largest trading market,” he said. “The US will need to show that it is not business as usual, or otherwise it sends a totally wrong signal.”last_img read more

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Pokemon Go update kills tracking feature and batterysaving

first_imgPokémon Go developer Niantic caught a lot of heat last month when it released an update that had only minor text fixes as users battled more bugs in the code than bug-type Pokémon. The most recent update is much more substantial — it’s the biggest update to the game yet, in fact. However, most of the changes aren’t positive. Niantic seems to have given up on fixing the nearby Pokémon tracker, power-saving mode is gone, and that’s not all.When it launched, Pokémon Go had a neat nearby tracking feature. The Pokémon in your nearby panel were organized by how close they were to you, and a series of 1-3 footprints told you how far away they were. It was like a game of hotter or colder to track them down. This feature stopped working a little over a week after launch, at which time the tracker just showed three footprints for all Pokémon.This “three-step bug” irked the community and really made the game less fun to play, but it looks like the tracker isn’t coming back. In the new update, Niantic just removed the footprints altogether. The tracker is still broken, but it doesn’t look broken. To add insult to injury, Niantic is also going after apps and websites that have been using the Pokémon Go API to map nearby Pokémon. Yes, that’s kind of cheating, but it’s really the only alternative to the non-functional tracker.Also in this update, iOS gamers were saddened to see that the battery saving mode was removed from the game. This feature would dim your phone’s display when the device was at your side, allowing you to wander around to hatch eggs or look for Pokémon spawns without having the screen on full blast. Now you’ll have to manage the brightness manually.The last big change will really only be a bummer for people who relied on the massively overpowered Vaporeon water-type Pokémon. This Pokémon (and others that had similarly overpowered attacks) have been nerfed by lowering the damage dealt by regular attacks, balancing the overall game. There are also refined animations, avatar customizations, and some new warnings about not trespassing or driving while playing. Maybe people wouldn’t be trespassing or driving around aimlessly if they knew where the Pokémon were? Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><>last_img read more

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SpiderMan The Heist DLC is a Fancy Feast

first_img ‘Spider-Verse’ Creators Plan Sony Marvel TV ShowsWatch These Movies Before ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ One of the more involved side missions in Insomniac’s Spider-Man has you tracking down Black Cat. Despite making you go all around the city trying to find her, you never actually interact with Spider-Man’s (sometimes) love interest. Thankfully, the recently released The Heist DLC has Black Cat front and center. The DLC not only features one of Spider-Man’s best-known supporting characters, it also gives us an excellent excuse to go back and play this spectacular game.With Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin) behind bars, New York City’s organized crime syndicates vie for control of his former territories. Black Cat gets herself involved in the chaos and (presumably) ends up paying for it. She then enlists the help of Spider-Man, who is both reluctant and eager to give aid to the master thief. I won’t spoil anything here, but the story adds some interesting layers to Spider-Man and Black Cat’s relationship. Since this isn’t canon to the comics, Insomniac takes some liberties, which I personally found intriguing (and very overdue).Besides the main Black Cat mission, there are two new sidequests to partake in. One has you collecting pieces of art scattered throughout Manhattan. The person who tasks you with finding these items may or may not have a connection to Black Cat. The other side quest has you doing a number of challenges for the social media obsessed Screwball. The DLC also has several new costumes. Unfortunately, none come with a unique ability. The Screwball challenges can take a while to finish, especially if you plan to get gold on all of them. Besides that, it’s not difficult to obtain 100 percent completion in the DLC.For the most part, you face the same enemy types here. There is, however, a new chain gun-wielding brute type to contend with. Brutes are my least-favorite enemies to fight since they hit so hard. Having one with a chain gun borders on overkill. I’ll admit that it took me some time to figure out how to defeat these guys. Though I’m not a fan of this new enemy, I do like how they forced me to strategize more. I had to prioritize taking out the big guys first before dealing with their weaker friends. Besides that, it’s the same old same old when it comes to combat. Given how great this aspect was in the main game, I’m perfectly okay with that.To my surprise, The Heist actually ends with one hell of a cliffhanger. I knew this was the first of several story DLCs but had no idea they’re all tied together. If you’ve beaten the main game then you know there’s a huge story building with Miles Morales. This is actually a subplot in the latest DLC. I imagine it will become more prominent in upcoming DLC. Besides seeing Miles’ tale unfold, it’s awesome to know Insomniac is making each DLC truly mean something.At nearly three hours in length, The Heist is a substantive piece of downloadable content. It gives you just enough to keep you satisfied yet eager for more. It’s almost like a miniaturized version of the main game, which is very much a good thing. Despite being DLC, it is of the highest quality. If you’re eager to sink your teeth into more Spider-Man, it’s definitely worth checking out. However, if you want to wait for all of the DLC to drop so you can play them back to back, that’s a viable option too. Either way, I’m glad one of 2018’s biggest and best games is getting DLC of such caliber. I look forward to what comes next.More on Geek.com:Red Dead Redemption 2’s Hateful, Grateful Opening HoursHitman 2 Is as Addictive Super Cocaine‘Walking Dead: Our World’ Is ‘Pokemon Go’ With Zombies Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Vloggers can promote unhealthy food intake in kids

first_imgUnhealthy food endorsements by video bloggers, or vloggers, on Instagram increase children’s intake of such foods, a study suggests. Children are increasingly exposed to marketing through digital avenues, such as on social media, and the impact of marketing by vloggers on these outcomes has, until now, not been known, said researchers from the University of Liverpool in the UK. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the effect of social media marketing of snack foods (healthy and unhealthy), via vloggers’ Instagram pages, on children’s snack intake. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”These findings suggest that the marketing of unhealthy foods, via vloggers’ Instagram pages, increases children’s immediate energy intake,” said Anna Coates, PhD student at the University of Liverpool. “The results are supported by celebrity endorsement data, which show unhealthy food endorsements increase children’s unhealthy food intake, but healthy food endorsements have little or no effect on healthy food intake.” During the study 176 children, aged between 9 and 11 years, were randomly split into three equal groups and were shown artificially created, but realistic, Instagram pages of popular vloggers (each has millions of followers). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne group was shown images of the vlogger with unhealthy snacks, the second group was shown images of the vlogger with healthy snacks and the third group was shown images of the vlogger with non-food products. The participants’ subsequent intake of snacks were measured. Children in the group that viewed the unhealthy snack images consumed 32 per cent more kilo calories (kcals) from unhealthy snacks specifically and 26 per cent more kcals in total (from healthy and unhealthy snacks) compared with children who saw the non-food images. There was no significant difference in total kcal intake, or healthy snack kcal intake, between children who saw the Instagram profile with healthy images and those who saw the non-food images. “Young people trust vloggers more than celebrities,” Coates said.last_img read more

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Look up hard disk information with PowerShell

first_imgLook up hard disk information with PowerShell by Martin Brinkmann on May 28, 2019 in Windows – Last Update: May 28, 2019 – 5 commentsWindows PowerShell is quite powerful when it comes to looking up hard disk information. While you may look up some information in Windows directly, e.g. in Disk Management, or by using third-party programs like Hard Disk Validator, Disk Checkup, or DiskBoss, using PowerShell is a quick and easy option as well.Hard disks are essential on Windows as they store operating system data and user data. The devices don’t last forever, and a hard disk failure can easily lead to all sorts of issues including data loss if backups are not available (or corrupt).PowerShell comes with several commands that return information about connected internal and external storage devices.You may start a new PowerShell console by opening Start, typing Powershell, and selecting the item from the list of results. The commands don’t require elevation to run.Option 1: Retrieve general informationThe command: get-wmiobject -class win32_logicaldiskRun the command get-wmiobject -class win32_logicaldisk to look up core information about each connected hard drive. The command returns drive letters and types, the overall size and free space in bytes, and the volume name.Drive type uses a numerical code:0 — Unknown1 — No Root directory2 — Removable Disk3 — Local Disk4 — Network Drive5 — Compact Disc6 — Ram DiskYou may use filters to display only select drive types, e.g. Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_logicaldisk -Filter “DriveType =4” to display network drives only.Option 2: Retrieve hard drive propertiesThe command: wmic diskdrive getThe core command wmic diskdrive get needs to be followed by one or multiple properties.The command wmic diskdrive get Name,Model,SerialNumber,Size,Status returns names, model types, serial numbers, the overall size in bytes, and the status for all connected hard drives.Other properties that you may retrieve include InstallDate, InterfaceType, FirmwareRevision, DefaultBlockSize, CompressionMethod, Capabilities, Availability, LastErrorCode, or PowerManagementCapabilities.Just add, replace, or remove any property from the command to create a custom one.Closing WordsThe PowerShell commands may be useful in certain situations. Apart from use in scripts, you may use them to quickly look up the status of all drives, look up serial numbers or error codes, or capabilities.Some users may prefer to use a program with a graphical interface like Crystal DiskInfo for that, and that is perfectly fine as well.SummaryArticle NameLook up hard disk information with PowerShellDescriptionFind out how to display information about connected hard drives and disks using the PowerShell console of the Windows operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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ACR ACC Release Guidelines for Emergency Department Chest Pain Diagnosis

first_img January 25, 2016 — New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have established appropriate use of diagnostic imaging for patients with chest pain, one of the most common reasons for emergency department visits.The document addresses 20 fundamental clinical scenarios for emergency imaging for chest pain and assesses when imaging is useful in each case, and if so, what information is provided by the specified imaging procedure. The clinical scenarios are broken down into leading critical diagnoses: acute coronary syndrome, pulmonary embolism and acute aortic syndrome. There is a fourth category, triple rule-out computed tomography (CT), for the minority of patients for whom a leading diagnosis is not possible.Using the well-established modified Rand methodology, an expert panel rated each of the diagnostic procedures for the 20 clinical scenarios on a scale from 1 to 9. Each procedure has a corresponding rating of “rarely appropriate,” “may be appropriate” or “appropriate.”“This document captures a wide scope of those patients who come to the emergency department with chest pain, although there will always be patients who present unique situations and no document can be a substitute for clinical judgment,” said Frank J. Rybicki, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of radiology at the University of Ottawa, head of medical imaging at the Ottawa Hospital and co-chair of the writing committee.The authors explain that the concept of appropriateness assesses the risks and benefits of a treatment, test or procedure and that these criteria provide imaging guidance to inform the clinician’s judgment.The paper was published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American College of Radiology.For more information: www.acr.org, www.acc.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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FIFA The World Cup of fraud

first_imgRelated posts:FEDEFUTBOL official: FIFA scandal won’t affect Costa Rica’s upcoming matches FIFA scandal: Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among US officials FIFA arrests transform Blatter heir into face of football scandal The reporter who exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter Facebook Comments NEW YORK – The United States accused football officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions Wednesday, warning that the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland.U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the fruits of a complex, international investigation, spanning years, after seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich in dawn-raids by Swiss police at the U.S.’ request.The 47-count U.S. indictment charges 14 football officials and marketing executives with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies that span 24 years beginning in 1991.The officials are charged with conspiring to solicit and receive more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for their support of marketing executives who agreed to make the illegal payments.“They corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and to enrich themselves,” Lynch told a news conference in New York.“This Department of Justice is determined to end these practices to root out corruption and bring wrongdoers to justice,” she added.U.S. officials would not be drawn on whether there would be further charges against senior FIFA figures not named in the indictment, and repeatedly refused to answer questions about the body’s president, Sepp Blatter.“It’s a significant step but I want to be very clear, this is the beginning of our effort not the end,” said Kelly Currie, acting U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York. Acting U.S. Attorney Kelly T. Currie of the Eastern District of New York speaks during the announcement of charges against FIFA officials at a news conference on May 27, 2015 in New York. Don Emmert/AFPBeginning, not the end “We look forward to continuing our work with our international partners … to be ridding global soccer from this type of corruption.”Lynch said the U.S. investigation into kickbacks was separate but parallel to a Swiss investigation into allegations of bribery in the process of awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.“Two generations of soccer officials,” Lynch said, “used their positions of trust within their respective organizations to solicit bribes from sports marketers in exchange for the commercial rights to their soccer tournaments. They did this over and over, year after year, tournament after tournament.”Tens of millions of dollars had been discovered hidden away in offshore accounts in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, said Richard Weber, chief of the U.S. tax agency’s criminal investigation division.“It was a World Cup of fraud. Today we are showing them the red card,” he said. “It is a great day for the global fight against corruption, money laundering or international tax evasion.”Citing as examples, Lynch said FIFA took bribes during the process that awarded the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, the first time that the tournament was held in Africa.“Even for this historic event, FIFA executives and others corrupted the process by using bribes to influence the hosting decision,” she said.Lynch would not comment on the upcoming 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which are to be held in Russia and Qatar, but said, “I think FIFA has a lot of soul searching to do.” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at a packed news conference at the U.S. Attorneys Office of the Eastern District of New York on May 27, 2015. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFPSeeking extradition The South African Football Association refused to comment on the U.S. investigation.“Those are just allegations. No one is being investigated here,” spokesman Dominic Chimhavi told AFP.Lynch said bribes were also involved in the 2011 FIFA presidential election and that in preparation for the 2016 Copa American being held in the United States for the first time, $110 million in bribes were paid.“Our investigation revealed that what should be an expression of international sportsmanship was used as a vehicle in a broader scheme to line executives’ pockets,” she said.U.S. officials also announced that four individuals and two corporations have separately pleaded guilty. They include a U.S. citizen and a 71-year-old Brazilian sports marketing executive.U.S. agents also began executing a search warrant at the Miami headquarters of CONCACAF, the continental confederation under FIFA in the United States.Lynch said the United States was seeking the extradition of the defendants arrested in Switzerland and the arrest of the others, whom she said abused the U.S. financial system and violated U.S. law.“We intend to hold them accountable,” she said. “They will receive a fair trial if they are brought to this country.”The Swiss Justice Ministry said that six of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich were opposing their extradition to the United States.–Here are the people arrested so far: FIFA officials:Jeffrey Webb (Cayman Islands) – Current president of CONCACAF and FIFA vice president/executive committee member. Webb has held his position since 2012. Webb in 2014 called for the publishing of the Garcia Report, which documented allegations of corruption in the controversial bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.Eduardo Li (Costa Rica)– Current Costa Rica Football Federation president. Set to join FIFA’s executive committee this week, Li also is a member of the CONCACAF executive committee.Jack Warner (Trinidad & Tobago)– Former president of CONCACAF (1990-2011) and FIFA vice president/executive committee member. Warner retired in 2011 amid a storm of corruption and bribery allegations. His retirement ended all FIFA ethics proceedings against him. In 2013, the CONCACAF Integrity Committee published a report that Warner committed fraud against CONCACAF and FIFA and had misappropriated funds from FIFA.Eugenio Figueredo (Uruguay) – Former president of CONMEBOL (South America), FIFA vice president and Uruguay federation president. A former player, the 83-year-old was president of CONMEBOL from 2013-2014 after serving as vice president from 1993-2013. He was in charge of Uruguay’s soccer federation from 1997-2006.Nicolás Leoz (Paraguay) – Former president of CONMEBOL (1986-2013) and FIFA executive committee member. The 86-year-old stepped down from FIFA and CONMNEBOL in 2013, citing health and personal issues. The resignation came after he was accused of taking kickbacks in the 1990s and an official for England’s 2018 World Cup bid claimed Leoz had demanded knighthood in exchange for his vote.José María Marín (Brazil) – Current member of FIFA organizing committee for Olympic soccer and former president of the Brazilian soccer federation. Marin headed Brazil’s federation from March 2012-April 2015, and was in charge while the country hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also on the committee for next year’s Olympic soccer tournament in Rio.Julio Rocha (Nicaragua) – Current FIFA development officer, former Central American Football Union president and Nicaraguan soccer federation president.Rafael Esquivel (Venezuela) – Current CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation president.Costas Takkas (Cayman Island)– Current attaché to the CONCACAF president. –Marketing companies executives:Aaron Davidson (U.S.) – President of Traffic Sports USA and chairman of the board for the North American Soccer League.Alejandro Burzaco (Argentina) – Controlling principal of Torneos y Competencia, a sports marketing business based in Argentina.José Marguiles (Argentina) – Formerly in the broadcasting industry, allegedly intermediary who facilitated illegal payments.Hugo and Mariano Jinkis (Argentina) – Controlling principals of Full Play Group, a sports marketing business based in Argentina.last_img read more

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