Canadas relationship with Indigenous peoples deteriorated over past decade UN report

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA–Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples has deteriorated over the past decade, a report by the UN rapporteur responsible for investigating the human rights situation of Indigenous peoples.James Anaya, the UN rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, found that “human rights problems faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada have reached crisis proportions.”The report  also found that the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples was getting worse.“The relationship between the federal government and Indigenous peoples is strained, perhaps even more so than when the previous special rapporteur visited Canada in 2003,” said the report. “Despite certain positive developments that have occurred since then and the shared goal of improving conditions for Indigenous peoples.”Anaya visited Canada in the fall of 2013, touring communities in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. He also met with federal officials, including Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and the RCMP.According to his report, Canada talks the talk of reconciliation, but it doesn’t walk the walk.“The government of Canada has stated a goal of reconciliation, which the special rapporteur heard repeated by numerous government representatives with whom he met,” said the report. “Yet, even in this context, in recent years, Indigenous leaders have expressed concern that progress toward this goal has been undermined by actions of the government that limit or ignore the input of Indigenous governments and representatives.”Anaya found that the economic conditions of Indigenous peoples has remained unchanged over the past decade.“The most jarring manifestation of these human rights problems is the distressing socio-economic conditions of Indigenous peoples in a highly developed country,” wrote Anaya. “Although in 2004, the previous special rapporteur recommended that Canada intensify its measures to close the human development indicator gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians in health care, housing, education, welfare and social services, there has been no change in the gap.”Aboriginal Affairs Minster Bernard Valcourt, however, viewed the report as validating Canada’s handling of Indigenous issues.“The report published by the special rapporteur today acknowledges that, while many challenges remain, many positive steps have been taken by the Government of Canada to improve the overall well-being and prosperity of Aboriginal people in Canada,” said Valcourt, in a statement. “Our numerous laws, policies and programs aimed at addressing Aboriginal peoples’ concerns allow for a positive collaboration with Canada’s Aboriginal and Northern communities as we work together on shared priorities and towards a renewed relationship built on reconciliation and trust.”Anaya’s report also calls on Canada not to push through natural resource projects unless there is “free, prior and informed consent.” The report lists several projects which face concerns from impact First Nations communities, including Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project, the Alberta tar sands and shale gas exploration near Elsipogtog First Nation.The report recommends that Ottawa extend the Truth and Reconciliations Commission’s mandate for as long as it needs to finish its work and provide compensation to all residential school survivors.“The government should ensure that the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is extended for as long as may be necessary for it to complete its work,” said the report. “And should consider establishing means of reconciliation and redress for survivors of all types of residential schools.”Ottawa has refused to compensate former residential school survivors who went to day schools, were taught in sanitariums or were boarded out.In his report, Anaya criticized Ottawa’s treatment of the Mohawks of Akwesasne who are forced to go through customs checkpoints without ever leaving Canada. Akwesasne straddles the Canada-U.S. border.“The federal government should work with Indigenous peoples in international border areas, in particular the Mohawk nation of Akwesasne, to remove barriers to their free movement within their traditional territories,” said the report.The report also calls on Ottawa to call an inquiry into the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women.news@aptn.caDownload (PDF, Unknown)last_img read more

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Honouring women for their remarkable work

first_imgTo honour women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in various categories, Garnet and Gold organised ‘Women of Influence Award 2019’, at Amour Convention and Resorts, Gurugram. The event was held on the occasion of International Women’s Day.The evening began with lighting of lamps by Dr Rajshri Singh, IGP State Crime Branch, IGP Traffic and Highway Haryana, who was invited as the chief guest at the event. Following Ganesh Vandana, the awards were distributed for different categories. The event which was attended by delegates and bureaucrats of Gurugram also witnessed some cultural and artistic performance. Apart from Dr Rajshri, Bollywood Star Yashpal Sharma also graced the event with his presence along with his mother and wife. Anjali Gopalan, human rights and animal rights activist; Neeti Kaushik, Principal cum Director of Mount Olympus School; Narendra Bhaskar, Channel Promotion Head India News; Akash K Agrawal, renowned fashion designer; Tammanna Singh, MD Uber Lux; Sudhanshu Bahuguna, Music Expert; Dr Arjumand Zaidi, Human Right Activist; Veneet Gandhi, founder and CEO of Twinkcraft media and founder of Indian idol academy Delhi were also present with Dr Roma Kapoor, Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Women who were awarded at the event included Aarti Kapur, Achla Bhardwaj,, Anu Yadav, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer, Deepti Dhoot, Devangi Dalal, Dipikaa Bhatia, Kirti Sachdeva, Manisha Yadava, Meenakshi M Singh, Mehak Gupta Grover, Monika Khanna, among others. An initiative by Jacqueline Jindal, Director of Garnet and Gold, celebrates sheer will and spirit of women who broke the barrier of inequality, patriarchy and stereotypes. It envisions not only to honor the women for their remarkable work but also inspire and motivate women across the nation to break out of the cocoon and fly.last_img read more

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School bus cancellations for Feb 7 2017

Durham District School Board and Durham Catholic District School Board: All buses cancelled but schools are open.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 Trinity Christian School in #Burlington is closed today.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 York Region and York Catholic District School Boards: Schools are open but all transportation is cancelled today.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 Simcoe County: All school buses cancelled but schools are open.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board: All buses are cancelled today but schools are open.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 Peel District School Board: All buses cancelled in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga but schools remain open.— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 Halton District School Board & Halton Catholic District School Board schools are open but all transportation is cancelled (zones 1, 2 & 3)— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) February 7, 2017 read more

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UNs top refugee official urges Afghanistans neighbours to keep borders open

“Many Afghans are not only afraid of what may happen in future, but are now – in addition to the current tensions – fearing even greater difficulties than before because international humanitarian agencies like mine had to withdraw their international staff,” said Ruud Lubbers in a statement released in Geneva.The High Commissioner assured neighbouring States that UNHCR and the international community would be there to assist in the humanitarian effort. “They will not be left alone,” he said, calling for countries to join forces to provide relief to Afghanistan. “If there is to be a military coalition, there should also be a humanitarian coalition to really share the burden,” he said.As chief of a worldwide humanitarian agency responsible for helping nearly 22 million refugees and others, Mr. Lubbers also made a strong appeal to leaders everywhere to prevent hostility against Afghans and other Muslim asylum-seekers and refugees. “It would be very wrong if they were to become the target of popular anger or of restrictive governmental measures,” he said.Meanwhile, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that an already grave food crisis in Afghanistan could worsen. With starvation threatening millions of Afghans, FAO said, “the issue of life-saving will pose a serious challenge to the international community in the coming months.”The recent evacuation of international relief workers from Afghanistan will seriously affect the food security of large numbers of vulnerable people, according to FAO. “The emergency relief operations are likely to come to a virtual halt, even though humanitarian agencies would rely on their local staff to carry out the operations to the extent possible.” Crucial humanitarian programmes such as UN-supported bakeries that feed more than 300,000 vulnerable people in Kabul are likely to be seriously affected. read more

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UN Economic and Social Council focuses on helping foster recovery after disasters

In reviewing post-disaster reconstruction efforts, the Council heard that significant changes in natural weather patterns presented increased risks to populations. “The consequence of these changes could be enormous,” James Morris, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director said.The daunting effort of rebuilding after a disaster, the experts said, means that recovery operations have to be up and running well before relief efforts have ended.In tsunami-devastated Aceh, Eric Morris, the UN Recovery Coordinator said that nine months after the tsunami, there were 50,000-300,000 people still living in tents, an “unacceptable” situation.Although conditions are now improving, he said that destroyed roads, a lack of adequate management and tenuous coordination due to conflict hampered the recovery effort, highlighting the need to better manage the transition to recovery operations. “Recovery and reconstruction efforts needed concerted efforts of the UN agencies and that of the Government,” he said. Part of the problem, said Nadeem Ahmed, Vice-Chairman of Pakistan’s Earthquake and Rehabilitation Authority, was that the mind-set of the 3 million people affected by the last year’s earthquake needed to be changed, and that people should not expect aid distribution to go on indefinitely. “The recovery and reconstruction should be replaced by a sustainable development strategy,” he said.In Guatemala, which is rebuilding after Tropical Storm Stan devastated large parts of the country, local participation helped the government develop plans to meet people’s needs, according to Eduardo Aguirre, Manager of the Vice-Presidency and Coordinator of the National Reconstruction Programme. The national reconstruction plan, which relied on social integration and economic reactivation, achieved very positive results.Kathleen Cravero, Director of the UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, said there was no better time to pay attention to risk reduction than during the recovery process. But there was often resistance to reducing the risks from future disasters, she said, because of the need for speed in recovery. read more

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South Sudan peacekeepers boost security for civilians on UN missions bases

“An array of security measures have been put in place,” the Mission today confirmed in a news release. It noted that UN Police Commissioner Fred Yiga is meeting regularly with South Sudan’s Police Inspector General and with the Central Equatoria Police Commissioner to address all security concerns.Weapon searches are being undertaken at all the main bases, which include the capital Juba, Bor in Jonglei state, Bentiu in Unity state, and Malakal in Upper Nile state. UN Police (UNPOL) supported by UNMISS military forces are heading the searches, which include ‘combing’ the areas with metal detectors. UNPOL and military are also jointly patrolling inside and in the immediate vicinity of all the sites, with troops guarding the perimeter. Fencing, berms and ditches have been built, and displaced persons coming in and out are systematically screened and controlled, the Mission said. It is also planning additional security measures to further strengthen the camp perimeters. “Another 63 additional UN police personnel arrived yesterday, bringing the total number of UNPOL reinforcements to 315,” according to figures in the UNMISS news release.An additional group is due to arrive next Friday. They will deploy in Formed Police Units to UNMISS bases in Juba, Malakal and Bentiu.With that final group on the ground, the additional “more robust and armed police units” authorized by the UN Security Council last month will be completed, the Mission said.As requested by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Council in December unanimously approved a temporary increase in the strength of the UNMISS of up to 12,500 military and 1,323 police from a current combined strength of some 7,000, through the transfer of units if necessary from other UN forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Darfur, Abyei, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.The congestion of the sites also poses a challenge to the safety of civilians, UNMISS said. As of yesterday, it has moved hundreds of newly arrived displaced persons from the UN Tomping compound to the protection site at UN House where space is still available.UNMISS reiterated that it is impartial in the ongoing conflict, and in the implementation of its mandate to protect all civilians “irrespective of who they are, where they come from and what their ethnic background is.”The fighting between anti- and pro-Government forces has continued even as political talks with the parties in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa seek to establish a ceasefire. The talks are being held under the patronage of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD). read more

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High Court to rule on Christian student declared unfit to practice as

first_img“The views expressed are likely to undermine the trust and confidence that lesbian, gay and bisexual clients are entitled to have in his professional role as a social worker (and in the social work profession more widely).”She added that the problem was not that Mr Ngole held such views, but the manner in which he had expressed them.Ms Hannett said a university “fitness to practise” committee had decided to exclude Mr Ngole in early 2016 and that decision had been upheld by an appeals committee. Barrister Sarah Hannett, representing the university, said that Mr Ngole “posted comments on a publicly accessible Facebook page that were derogatory of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. The High Court will rule on whether Christians who express “traditional” views on homosexuality can be barred from gaining professional qualifications after a social work student won the right to challenge his expulsion.Felix Ngole, 39, was removed from a two-year MA course at Sheffield University in February last year after saying during a Facebook debate that “the Bible and God identify homosexuality as a sin”.  He received permission to mount a judicial review in a preliminary hearing at the High Court. The full case will be heard later this year.He is thought to be the first claimant to challenge a decision which barred him from a profession because his religious beliefs made him “unfit to practice”. Mr Ngole, who also worked as a religious education teacher, argued that he had been unfairly stopped from completing his degree. His case is backed by the Christian Legal Centre, part of campaign group Christian Concern. Chief executive Andrea Minichiello Williams said the result was a victory for free speech. She said: “The idea that someone could be expelled from a social work course for expressing a view in a Facebook post and then declared not fit to practice is very detrimental to free speech. “Students with orthodox Christian views are being told that they aren’t fit to practice. “For religious people who believe now what most people used to believe, it can be a bar to office.”Lawyers said the case could affect other professionals barred from gaining work or qualifications because of their religious views.center_img 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.last_img read more

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Sony offers free PSP and games to student robbed in London riots

first_imgOver the past week the news across the UK has been dominated by talk and scenes from riots each night in a number of the country’s major cities, in particular across London. Individuals as young as 11 have been roaming the streets in gangs, smashing the windows on stores, and stealing anything of value. It has stretched police to the limit and seen thousands more than usual called in to help out.One video that sums up how sickening this whole situation is for the majority of the UK population is that of 20-year-old student Ashraf Haziq who was injured while walking in London. He is seen on the floor dealing with either a broken, bleeding nose or injured mouth when several youths approach to seemingly help him. But as soon as Haziq is standing the pack on his back is the focus of their attention and it is searched for anything of value.The end result is a very confused and distressed Haziq left bloody and confused, with something valuable found and stolen from his bag. That item is thought to be a Sony PSP.The video has sparked a lot of anger and a web page entitled “Lets’ do something nice for Ashraf Haziq.” That something nice has come directly from Sony.In the comments on the page there is the following post:So Haziq is set to get both a brand new PSP and a number of games directly from Sony UK, which is a very generous gesture. Although, I think the best gift anyone could give Hariq is the people who “helped” him that day being brought to justice and receiving the punishment they deserve.via CVGlast_img read more

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Google makes the Nexus 4 Nexus 10 and Android 42 official despite

first_imgToday Google was slated to make some very big announcements, but their NYC event was cancelled due to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. That didn’t stop Google from dropping their news though, which will be a bright spot during an otherwise very dreary day.If you’ve been following the Android rumors you won’t find many surprises today. In a blog post Google revealed information about everything we’ve been reading about in unconfirmed leaks over the past two (or so) weeks, including the Nexus 4 smartphone, the Nexus 10, Android 4.2 (also known as Jelly Bean), Google Play, and the Nexus 7 (32GB) with mobile data.The first of the three new devices announced was the Nexus 4 smartphone built by LG. It’s a quad-core, 4.7-inch handset, with a 320 ppi display, meaning it’s not only big but it has Retina-like visuals. It’ll run Google’s hot-off-the-presses Android 4.2. The Nexus 4 does not have LTE, it uses HSPA+.One of the cool new features of the LG Nexus 4 is Photo Sphere, which lets Nexus users create 360-degree panoramas by having the phone snap together multiple images into a single shot.Android 4.2 brings with it Gesture Type, the Nexus keyboard update that Geek.com revealed last week. Other new features include Miracast wireless display support and an update to Google Now.The Nexus 4 will be available on November 13th through the Google Play store. It will start at $299 for the 8GB model. The 16GB variant will be available in the US, on T-Mobile, at $199 with a 2-year agreement.The Nexus 7 has been out for some time — and has been quite the success — but now Google has made official the 32GB model at $249, the 16GB unit at $199 (previously the 8GB model as at this price point), and a 32GB model with HSPA+ data at $299. It will operate on AT&T’s network in the USA.As expected, the Nexus 10 tablet was announced in the blog post as well. The tablet ups the Nexus 7’s game by moving to a 2560×1600 display (300 ppi) while maintaining 9 hours of battery life during video playback. It’ll also run Android 4.2, with multi-user support (not only the B&N Nook HD+)The Nexus 10 will be sold at $399 (16GB) and $499 (32GB) on November 13th. It will be available through the Google Play stores in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, and Japan.last_img read more

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Xbox 720 wont have backwards compatibility will have x86

first_imgBackwards compatibility was once a must-have feature in the console world. Though it only prominently lived for about two-and-a-half generations, it was one of the two main reasons (the other being the built-in DVD player) that gave the PlayStation 2 such a head start on its generation. The Wii accepted GameCube controllers as well as GameCube games, and that would’ve been a boon to the console if not for the GameCube having a tough time releasing a wealth of worthwhile games.One of the most sought-after features during the middle of this current (rapidly ending) generation was the backwards compatible PS3, which was quickly abandoned due in large part to the financial cost of developing a backwards compatible system. The 3DS’ backwards compatibility with DS games is effectively unbearable, as stretching the DS game to fit the 3DS screen makes looking at the unit as difficult as looking at it with the 3D turned on. The PS Vita dropped backwards compatibility, and we’ve already heard that the PS4 and Xbox 720 won’t have it either.Now, a new report corroborates the claim that the next Xbox won’t have backwards compatibility. It also claims that the console will have an x86-like architecture, and will use some kind of AMD Jaguar tech.Like the PS4, if the Xbox 720 sports x86 architecture, it means that porting and development will be much simpler, allowing a wider breadth of games to be developed for the console at a cheaper cost. As for the AMD Jaguar variant, well, that just means that the NeXtbox will be able to leverage the power of a newer chip.The likely loss of backwards compatibility is the industry trend, and something that — when you think about it — is odd that we gamers feel so entitled to have. Throughout the history of gaming, the amount of time we had competent backwards compatibility is infinitesimal compared to the amount of time we didn’t. It’s frustrating to deal with — especially given the sheer sizes of the Xbox 360 and PS3 and how much closet space they’ll eat up — but be honest: how often do you really want to play a large portion of your PS2 library?Microsoft is expected to announce its next console on May 21, which is speculated to land in the $500 price range.last_img read more

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Misfiring Ireland shake off Gibraltar and tough conditions to start Euro campaign

first_img Mar 23rd 2019, 6:57 PM Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 6:57 PM Share14 Tweet Email 52 Comments FAI CEO John Delaney watches on. Source: James Crombie/INPHOPrior to kick-off, a banner critical of FAI CEO John Delaney appeared among the Irish crowd, and it popped up infrequently during the game. Its being moved in line with television cameras toward the end of the game led to a chorus of anti-Delaney chants from the Irish fans. Delaney was the last among the dignitaries next to the press box to take his seat before kick-off, making his way down the steps of the stand during the final bars of the Irish anthem. The Irish team will travel home with off-the-field noise whipping about their ears as fiercely as the Gibraltar wind. It won’t concern Mick McCarthy, however, as he and his players will merely say: Roll on Georgia.Gibraltar: Kyle Goldwin; Jack Seargeant, Roy Chipolina (captain), Louie Annesley (Adam Priestley 64′), Jayce Olivero; Anthony Hernandez (Alain Pons 78′), Lee Casciaro, Anthony Bardon, Liam Walker, Joseph Chipolina; Tijay De Barr Republic of Ireland: Darren Randolph, Seamus Coleman (captain), Shane Duffy, Richard Keogh, Enda Stevens; Matt Doherty (Robbie Brady 56′), Conor Hourihane, Jeff Hendrick, James McClean; David McGoldrick; Sean Maguire (Harry Arter 72′)Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou Misfiring Ireland shake off Gibraltar and tough conditions to start Euro campaign with a win A banner critical of John Delaney appeared among the Irish fans as the road to Euro 2020 began with a win. https://the42.ie/4557466 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img By Gavin Cooney Short URL Gibraltar 0Republic of Ireland 1Gavin Cooney reports from Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar IF THIS BECOMES an Irish football resurrection under Mick McCarthy, let the records show that the Rock didn’t roll over by itself. The hosts defended doughtily, spending the first half with their backs to the Rock, flooding numbers around their own plastic Alamo before they were eventually undone by Jeff Hendrick’s first Irish goal since 2016.While Gibraltar defended well, Ireland’s attack was slow and laboured and attempts to switch play for James McClean perished amid fierce and entirely random bursts of insolent wind. Even allowing for the conditions, Ireland showed they have yet to shake off the problems that afflicted their attack in 2018, although David McGoldrick presence made a mockery of his latter-era exile under Martin O’Neill.Playing behind Sean Maguire, he was a lithe and physical presence all evening, but the goal came from his first opportunity to stand an opposition defender up. Finding space between the right-hand side of the Gibraltar defence, Conour Hourihane found him the ball. McGoldrick ghosted by a defender and pulled the ball back to Jeff Hendrick, who rolled the ball past Kyle Goldwin.It was a huge relief for Ireland, who had spent the first-half toiling. Their best scoring actually fell to a Gibraltar defender Goldwin, who celebrated as if he’d saved a penalty. In the World Cup final. Against Spain. In a shootout. Ireland’s best outlet was down the right-wing where Doherty and Coleman kept the ball on the ground and combined well, forcing a series of corners from which Ireland looked dangerous. Conor Hourihane’s deliveries were largely terrific, with Shane Duffy and James McClean inches from connecting at either post on separate occasions. The goal, however, didn’t come. Ireland’s frustration by this point was, as usual, best expressed by James McClean, who was booked on the stroke of half-time for a hefty challenge on Lee Casciaro. Four minutes into the second half, and that deadlock was finally broken, with Hendrick striking while their opponents were giddy.Roy Chipolina’s header from a corner was clawed away brilliantly by Randolph: the locals gasped in disbelief; the Irish sighed in relief. Those sighs were as strong as the wind by the time Hendrick wheeled off in celebration.Gibraltar were far from cowed, and made their numerical superiority in midfield count with a string of neat passes, lacking only an outlet up front. Ireland almost dug them out on this front, however, with sloppy passing handing Cascario a chance he bent narrowly beyond Randolph’s post. McCarthy responded by swapping Sean Maguire for Harry Arter, with Robbie Brady also making an early second-half appearance in place of Doherty. Gibraltar continued to enjoy plenty of possession, but restricted themselves to shots from distance, hoping that the wind might unsettle Randolph. It didn’t, and he remained an assured presence throughout. Shane Duffy and Richard Keogh were also impressive for Ireland, managing to judge the wind whenever it brought down hopeful punts forward. Keogh’s performance was made all the more impressive by the fact he played with a broken hand.  32,774 Views Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHOlast_img read more

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Video Vince McMahon confirms Womens Tag Team Championships are on the way

first_img WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vin Diesel Videos Articles John Cena Elias Pokes Fun At John Cena’s Hair In WWE Performance Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Vince McMahon, dressed as Santa (above), made a series of announcements during tonight’s pre-taped Christmas Eve edition of Monday Night RAW.The biggest announcement is that Women’s Tag Team Championships would be officially introduced into the company in the new year. Details were very vague, but it was a move that had been expected in the new year based on mentions on television.It was not made clear if each brand would have women’s tag team champions.In addition, McMahon also announced that John Cena would be returning to both RAW and Smackdown Live in the new year. A match was also announced for next week’s New Year’s Eve edition of RAW featuring Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage match.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo 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 listcenter_img Google+ Charlize Theron John Cena Makes Surprise Appearance Jimmy Fallon Promo Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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LG says its washer and dryer can hold a kingsize comforter plus

first_img Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See it Smart Home Washing Machines The companion dryer features an inverter heat pump. LG says the heat pump system will help save energy since it relies on a lower drying temperature.  LG’s TwinWash washer and dryer are also SmartThinQ-enabled and work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. That means you should be able to turn your laundry appliances on and off (and more) with a voice command, as well as via the app.  The TwinWash washer and dryer will be available in a “black steel” finish, but LG hasn’t yet announced pricing information or when the appliances will hit stores.  CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Now playing: Watch this: Here’s how to buy your next washing machine Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Sarah Tew/CNET CES Products LG,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice $155 at Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Check out our CES 2019 coverage here The best washer and dryer pairs you can buy today Best top-load washing machines Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Chris Monroe/CNET 34 Photos $60 at Best Buy See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Comments Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 The Cheapskate Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $520 at HP $999 See It $6 at Tidal Share your voice An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Google Home Hub review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Amazon See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Other cool stuff Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Apple iPhone XS Tags See It 2:29 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read the AirPods review Boost Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET 2 $999 Tags Read the Rylo camera preview Comments Sprint 7 $59 at eBay Enlarge ImageLG has a new TwinWash washer and dryer. LG LG has a new TwinWash washing machine and dryer.  Like previous TwinWash machines, this washing machine comes with a second, smaller-capacity washer tucked away in its laundry pedestal called a SideKick. The idea is that you’d wash your bulkier things in the main front-load washer. You smaller, more delicate items go in the smaller washer below. $210 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rental CES 2019 CNET Smart Home $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Rylo See at Amazon 33 washing machines to revolutionize your laundry routine Turo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50)last_img read more

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Tulsequah Mine Study Outlines Taku River Barging

first_imgThe Tulsequah mine sits above the Tulsequah River which flows into the Taku River.Chieftain Metals Corp. has released new details on its plan to barge supplies and minerals to and from the Tulsequah Chief Mine, up the Taku River south of Juneau.Download AudioChieftain is trying to re-open the long closed zinc, copper and gold mine in British Columbia. The company filed an updated feasibility study with Canadian financial regulators earlier this month. It says the Taku is likely to be impassable about 23 percent of the time during the proposed barging season from May to September. Another 23 percent of the time, barges will need a tug to help navigate the river.Chris Zimmer with the environmental organization Rivers Without Borders says the report is light on other details about the company’s barging plan.“When you look at this, you just think, ‘Boy, how are they going to make this work?’” Zimmer says. “Because they’ve got to get concentrate out on schedule to get it on a barge and to get it down to a freighter in Seattle. And given the conditions in the river, I just can’t see how they’re going to be able to make this work.”According to the feasibility report, Chieftain would need four custom-built tugs and barges to make the nearly 40-mile run from the mouth of the Taku to the Tulsequah.The company expects to ship more than 867,000 wet metric tons of concentrate to market over the proposed 11-year life of the mine. At its operational peak that would be more than 93,000 tons per year. About 17,000 tons of supplies and fuel would be shipped up the river every year as well.Zimmer worries what will happen if Chieftain misses a few barge runs and tries to make them up when river conditions improve.“They’re probably going to try to run a lot of barges in a very short time to make up for that shortfall,” he says. “And I think they’ll probably push the envelope for what’s safe in the river there.”Chieftain officials previously have said the mine would not be built unless there was a road leading to it from Atlin, B.C. In October, the company announced the road is no longer being considered. The Taku River Tlingit First Nation has sued to stop the project, saying B.C. officials failed to consult them about an environmental permit.Ron Maas is the former owner of Taku Glacier Lodge, and still owns about 150 acres up the river. He’s disappointed in Chieftain’s plan to barge.“I just hate to see them tear up the whole damn country for a few bucks,” Maas says.He remembers when former Tulsequah owner Redfern Resources tried barging on the Taku, and how the vessels would pass right by his property overlooking the glacier.“It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous place, and it is just a shame to have that barge coming by,” he says. “You can hear it, you know, five miles away.”Lynden Logistics — one of the largest freight companies operating in Alaska — last month announced it had signed a non-binding letter of intent with Chieftain to provide barging services for the Tulsequah project. Officials with both companies have declined multiple requests for comment.Chieftain is still seeking financing to reopen the Tulsequah. Cominco last operated the mine in 1957.Juneau state lawmakers formed the Taku River Fact-Finding Task Force in 2011 to address local concern over renewed interest in the mine. Rep. Cathy Muñoz says the city’s legislative delegation is still reviewing the updated feasibility study, and will talk about getting the task force back together early next year.“It’s a high priority,” Muñoz says.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Friday September 30

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uFrom 5-7 P.M.A review of some of the news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement, including thoughts on the three White police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, receiving accolades and money from a right wing media organization.
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This Uncharted Fan Film Proves Why Nathan Fillion is the Perfect Nathan

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Stay on targetcenter_img For many years, fans have dreamed about seeing actor Nathan Fillion play protagonist Nathan Drake in an Uncharted live-action film. Unfortunately, this isn’t going to happen in an official capacity. Actor Tom Holland (Spider-Man) is reportedly set to play a young Nathan Drake in the currently-in-development Sony film. Thankfully, Fillion and some of his friends decided to produce a 15-minute Uncharted fan movie. It’s about as perfect as you’d expect.The live-action Uncharted short is directed by Allan Ungar (Gridlocked). Fillion is joined by Stephen Lang (Avatar), who plays Victor “Sully” Sullivan and Mircea Monroe (Episodes), who plays Elena Fisher. Nathan Drake is on the hunt for the lost treasure of Flor de la Mar. As always, Drake gets into trouble and has to pull himself out of the proverbial fire. Check out the film below.According to IGN, Fillion went through extensive training in order to get in shape for this role. He even ended up doing most of his own stunts. The actor has expressed his fondness for the Uncharted franchise in the past, so it’s no surprise to see him going the extra mile for this project.“Here’s this incredible property, it’s out there, and no one has done anything with it yet. Brilliant characters, gripping stories, tailor-made for me — add in Allan’s passion for Uncharted, and talent — why wouldn’t we?” said Fillion in a statement.Director Allan Ungar had this to say:“I’ve been a huge fan of this franchise since it started back in 2007. I was still in school and remember thinking that it was going to change both the gaming landscape and the way we experience immersive storytelling. While the set pieces were always incredibly fun and inventive, it was the importance of character and story that really hooked me. You were able to put yourself in the shoes of someone that embodied everything we love about heroes, including their flaws. Over the years I always felt that if it was ever adapted into a film or series, there was only one guy out there that could play the part. Turns out I wasn’t the only one.”I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely watch an entire feature film of this. Everyone involved does a brilliant job. More importantly, it captures the spirit of the Uncharted games. Moving forward, those who’ve argued for why Nathan Fillion would make a great Nathan Drake have this short film to strengthen their arguments.last_img read more

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Integrate Nano Defender with uBlock Origin to block AntiAdblocker

first_imgIntegrate Nano Defender with uBlock Origin to block Anti-Adblocker by Martin Brinkmann on February 15, 2019 in Internet – Last Update: February 17, 2019 – 64 commentsA fairly common reaction to counter the rising use of adblockers is to implement anti-adblocking scripts to get Internet users to disable the content blocker on websites that rely on advertising revenue.Depending on how these scripts work, they may just display warnings when users visit the site with enabled adblockers or require that users deactivate the adblocker or whitelist the site to continue.It is a race between creators of adblockers and anti-adblockers that does not address the bigger underlying picture in regards to advertisement on the Internet.One option that uBlock Origin users have is to use Nano Defender’s anti-adblocking capabilities. Nano Defender is an anti-adblock defuser by the creator of Nano Adblocker.The process is a bit complicated for uBlock Origin, but it works without having to install Nano Adblocker in the browser of choice.Integration in uBlock OriginYou find the instructions on GitHub, but here is everything explained in detail:Install Nano Defender in Chrome or Firefox.Enable the Adblock Warning Removal List in uBlock Origin. It is a list that is already available in uBlock Origin but not enabled by default. Click here to do so.Subscribe to the Nano Defender Integration filter list. The list is not already available, but you can subscribe to it with a click as well.The next step requires that you make a configuration change in uBlock Origin’s configuration. You need to add a custom resource list in the advanced settings.Open the Settings of uBlock Origin.Check the “I am an advanced user”.Click on the settings icon next to it that appears when you activate the option.Locate the variable userResourcesLocation and replace the initial value “unset” with https://gitcdn.xyz/repo/NanoAdblocker/NanoFilters/master/NanoFilters/NanoResources.txtClick on “apply changes”Close the tab.Subscribe to the Nano Filters list with a click on this link.Subscribe to the Nano Filters Whitelist list with a click on this link.UsageMost anti-adblocking scripts should be blocked automatically once you have changed the configuration of uBlock Origin and integrated the custom filter lists in the extension.A quick test on several sites that use anti-adblocking functionality confirmed that this worked just fine at that point in time. The sites would load without the adblocking notification that they display normally when using adblocking extensions.The lists get updated automatically and everything should work without you having to do anything form that point onward.It is possible that you may run into connection issues with some sites that use anti-adblockers. It is still possible then to disable uBlock Origin, or, report the issue to have it addressed by the extension developer.Now You: What is your take on sites using anti-adblockers that notify or block users with adblockers?SummaryArticle NameIntegrate Nano Defender with uBlock Origin to block Anti-AdblockerDescriptionFind out how to add anti-adblocking capabilities to uBlock Origin to block anti-adblockers automatically on sites that use these scripts and technologies.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Road closed following accident on A34

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: 6PM: The road has now reopened The A34 is closed following an accident this evening. The crash has taken place at the junction of the A34 Congleton Road and B5371 Cedar Avenue in Butt Lane. The road is shut between Talke and Red Bull lights – according to a Sentinel reporter passing through the area. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 4.15pm. The road is partially blocked and emergency services are at the scene. We will update this story with new information as we get it.last_img

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Costa Ballena Bulletin

first_imgCaroline and Hans have returned from their recent recipe hunt to Bali and have reopened for business. You’re welcome for dinner Thurs.-Sat. and at Indonesian brunch on Sundays, starting at 10:30 a.m. Reservations can be made at 2786-5054 or Ylang-Ylang@costaricatime.eu. Groups of up to 12 may reserve the whole restaurant.June 15 is the International Day of the Tree. In Ojochal, we celebrate this day as the Day of the Ojoche. There used to be quite a lot of ojoche trees in Ojochal, but now there are only a few. The Ojoche committee wants to reintroduce the ojoche tree in Ojochal, and you are invited to celebrate with us at the Salón Comunal in Ojochal, June 15, at 10 a.m. We will start with a civil act from the Tortuga School, with songs and an explanation of the day. Then there will be a presentation about the ojoche tree by Dr. Martín Artavia, expert ojoche biologist. Federico Solórzano from the organization Planet Conservation will amuse us with his stories. At the end of the celebration, we will plant some ojoche trees. During the entire event there will be tasty, typical food available.On May 22, a well-known Costa Rican cyclist, Alejandro Alvarado, was hit and killed close to Liberia by a truck. The driver left the scene, but police caught him. Alejandro was training for the Guanaride, an international event in Costa Rica. On Sunday, June 24, an event will be held in Ojochal to launch the CUIDENOS campaign for cyclist safety on Costa Rica’s roads. For more information, visit http://cuidenos.org/eventos.htm or contact Marie-Danielle and Robert at biciseguro@cuidenos.org or 2786-5124.We hope that the CUIDENOS campaign will  help prevent cyclists’ deaths.The Costa Ballena Women’s Network will not meet in June. The group normally meets once a month with speakers and other events. Please contact Anja at cbwn00@gmail.com for more information.–Shawnell Parkerimmaparker@hotmail.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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