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October 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNew Delhi: Chinese technology company Lenovo is confident of logging 40 per cent growth in the Android tablet market in India this year amid high demand from ed-tech players like BYJU’S and Vedantu, a company official said on Thursday. Lenovo, that launched Tab V7 at a starting price of Rs 12,990 for the 3GB RAM+32GB ROM variant, currently has a market share of 37 per cent in the tablet category. “We are happy with the growth but we are not satisfied. We will look to keep gaining more market share in the country. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “The commercial tab market will catch up fast. The educational players led by BYJU’S, Vedantu, Topper, etc are really changing the world of supplementary education and a lot of start-ups are also interested in tablets,” Rahul Agarwal, CEO and MD Lenovo, India, told IANS. According to the company, high demand comes from the state governments followed by the educational sector. Lenovo is also witnessing more demand from startups like food delivery app Uber Eats and OYO Rooms. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “The Gujarat government is our biggest customer who provides tablest to students at very nominal price. Some other state goverments buy laptops under similar programmes,” noted Agarwal. The company has recently bid for supplying tablets to various state governments. The newly-launched Tab V7’s 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant will cost Rs 14,990. According to Lenovo, this is their first tab to feature Iris recognition technology that can provide cashless and paperless services in applications such as banking and e-Governance services. The tablet comes with IPS Full HD 1080×2160 display and a 81 per cent screen-to-body ratio. It sports two front-facing Dolby Audio speakers and two popular secure ways to login, a fingerprint lock on the rear and a facial recognition lock in the front. The tablet’s portable design is made for pockets and mini-bags with a premium metallic rim and thin-and-light profile at 7.89-mm thick and 195 gram. Other features of the Lenovo Tab V7 include 4G VoLTE voice calling support. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 mobile platform there is an option to add memory via a micro SD slot of 128GB. It sports 13MP rear camera and 5MP selfie camera.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOTTAWA – The plan to replace the navy’s warship fleet is officially sailing uncharted waters, with an important deadline for the $60-billion project having all but vanished.The government says it continues to work with industry to deliver the warships the navy needs, and that a new deadline will be set soon.But defence experts say the development is unprecedented, and raises fresh concerns about what is the largest planned military purchase in Canadian history.The federal government launched a competition last fall in which a dozen of the world’s largest defence and shipbuilding firms were asked to design potential replacements for the navy’s frigates and destroyers.The companies were initially given until the end of April to submit their designs, after which one would be selected for construction by Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax.But the competition is now in a state of limbo, with no established deadline for designs to be submitted since the government extended the competition for a second time in May.Both Public Services Minister Judy Foote’s office and Irving Shipbuilding, which is running the competition on the government’s behalf, confirmed that a new submission deadline has not been set.Officials initially said they needed more time to finish answering the approximately 560 questions that participating firms had asked about the bidding process since the competition was launched last fall.The focus now is on what is called a voluntary compliance review, in which companies can provide draft copies of their submissions to the government and Irving to ensure they are on the right track.Foote spokeswoman Mary-Rose Brown declined to say how many companies had decided to participate in the voluntary review, or when it will be complete.“When it comes to shipbuilding, we are committed to getting the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard the equipment they need to do their jobs,” Brown said in an email.“We are committed to open, fair and transparent procurement processes. To maximize value for Canadians we continue to work in close partnership with industry.”Irving spokesman Sean Lewis said companies will be notified of the final submission deadline once the review is complete.The fact the design competition is currently sailing without an established end-date has sparked fresh concern about the project, which has already been under the microscope for years.“I haven’t heard of it before,” said Alan Williams, who served as National Defence’s top procurement official from 2000 to 2005. “How can you not have a deadline if you have a (competition)? It’s bizarro.”Williams worried that messing with the deadline while the competition is ongoing could open the government up to legal challenges from any company whose design isn’t chosen.“It can significantly damage the Crown in terms of legal action in the sense that someone could claim they would have won if they had simply set a date, but they kept dragging this out,” he said.Defence analyst David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said his concern is that the uncertainty around this aspect of the competition is reflective of bigger issues within the warship project.There have already been questions about Irving’s role in running the competition, and anger from some companies that British firm BAE could enter its Type 26 vessel despite the ship having never been built.Defence officials and Irving have also previously warned that time is of the essence when it comes to starting construction, and that they are trying to shave 18 to 24 months off the project.And some companies have privately railed against the amount of valuable intellectual property they are being asked to hand over to the government and Irving in order to participate in the competition.“I think it’s unusual to have this level of effort and rework going into the bid documents after they’ve come out,” Perry said. “My sense is (the competition) just wasn’t ready for prime time when they released it.”– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGodhra: It got noticed on the world map 17 years ago due to the infamous train burning incident and the state-wide riots it triggered in Gujarat, but Muslims of this small town say they have long buried the infamous past and want their political leaders to focus on development.A large number of Muslim residents, most of whom are traders and small businessmen, said the area has remained largely peaceful since the 2002 riots and many give credit for that to the BJP rule in the state. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”After 2002, no major riot has been reported here. There is a general perception among us that peace would prevail till the BJP is in power. That is the reason why many of us supports BJP,” said Haji Farukh Kesri, a prominent businessman of Polan Bazar area. His two automobile shops are situated right near Polan Bazar chowk where Indian tricolour is hoisted everyday since 2005 by local Muslims. “Peace and development go together. If there will be peace, we will be able to grow our businesses. There is absolutely no rift among Hindus and Muslims here. Many of my employees as well as my customers are Hindus. We want to preserve this atmosphere. This is required for our development,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGodhra town falls under Panchmahal Lok Sabha seat, which goes to polls on April 23 along with 25 other parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat. All the seats are currently held by the BJP. As per estimates, Godhra has a population of around 1.90 lakhs people and nearly 40 per cent of them are Muslims. The entire Panchmahal constituency has over 17 lakh voters, including 2.18 lakh Muslims. Muslims in the town are almost unanimous that they have moved on in their lives since the 2002 ‘Godhra Kaand’, in which 59 passengers of Sabarmati Express, many of whom were returning from Ayodhya, died after a coach of the train was burnt, triggering riots across Gujarat in which over 1,000 people, mostly of minority community, lost their lives. “No one even discusses what happened in 2002. We have moved on. And, why should we remember it when we were not involved in it. We don’t know who were behind it,” Mohammad Hussein said at a paan shop outside Signal Falia, a Muslim locality right opposite the Godhra railway station. Signal Falia came into limelight after it was alleged that the locals from this locality on February 27, 2002 set ablaze the S6 coach of Sabarmati Express. “Most people of this area are not even aware today about the incident. Why should we remember it when we have not done anything wrong?” said Wasim Kazi, standing near a wall separating Signal Falia and Godhra Junction. Apart from Signal Falia, Muslims mostly live in Saatpul Bazaar and Polan Bazaar areas of the town. In Polan Bazaar, many Muslims said the BJP government in the state has ensured continued peace, which they said is crucial for their businesses. However, there are supporters of Congress and other parties as well. Abdul Hamid, who runs a scrap business, said the Muslim voter are equally divided between the Congress and the BJP. “Not all Muslims vote for Congress. There are many who like the BJP. Our sitting MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan remains in touch with us and attends our functions. We want politicians to focus more on solving our basic issues, such as better roads and healthcare, rather than going on religious lines. There is no reason for remembering 2002, he said.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

30 October 2007More than 250 Ethiopian pastoralists in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region from over 17 different ethnic groups will gather at a five-day United Nations-sponsored debate and celebration next month aimed at promoting an exchange of ideas. Participants at the event, to be held from 8-12 November in Nyangatom woreda in the South Omo zone, will discuss matters ranging from the rise of tourism, trade and economic diversification and the management and eradication of conflicts, to social change and the provision of basic services. The pastoralists will also confer on changes in land use; the opening of new transport, communication and market links; the development of education; and bolstering participation in national affairs. South Omo’s pastoralist groups drew inspiration for this upcoming meeting from other gatherings both in Ethiopia and Kenya as a means to talk about how to adapt to rapid changes. Also attending some of the events will be members of local and national administrations, development agencies, pastoralists from neighbouring groups, as well as representatives from the Government, UN, the donor community and non-governmental organizations. The Pastoralist Communication Initiative – a unique initiative aiming to promote knowledge and communication for pastoralists and pastoralism in Ethiopia and Africa – of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is financially and logistically supporting the event. read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

16 November 2008Education is one of the most useful ways to overcome intolerance because it highlights similarities between people and helps to spread a healthy respect for differences, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. In a message marking the International Day for Tolerance, which is observed today, Mr. Ban said the promotion of tolerance was especially valuable in the contemporary era of globalization, interdependence and increased mobility.“While diversity is an invaluable asset, it can also be a source of tension,” he said. “Tolerance can diffuse potential conflicts. It can help prevent theories of racial or cultural superiority from emerging, and help societies to gradually overcome long-held prejudices and negative stereotypes.”Mr. Ban stressed that tolerance should not be mistaken for either concession or condescension, and should also not be confused with indifference.“Genuine tolerance is about openness, curiosity and communication. It goes hand in hand with knowledge and understanding. Education is one of the best ways to prevent intolerance, by revealing similarities between people and spreading a healthy respect for differences.”This week the General Assembly held a high-level meeting featuring Mr. Ban and numerous international leaders to discuss Saudi Arabia”s “Culture of Peace” initiative, exploring ways to increase tolerance between peoples of different faiths and cultures. read more

October 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Two United Nations agencies have released a new online guide on where to procure essential medicines formulated for children, a tool which could potentially prevent nine million child deaths from preventable and treatable causes every year. “Improved availability and access to safe child-specific medicines is still far from reality for many children in poor countries,” said Hans Hogerzeil, Director of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies at the UN World Health Organization (WHO). The “one-of-its-kind publication,” he added, “will be useful for organizations and personnel involved in procurement to identify where medicines may be found and what they cost.” The edition of Sources and Prices of Selected Medicines for Children, released by WHO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will help doctors and organizations obtain some of the 240 essential medicines than can save children’s lives. It also offers details on therapeutic food, and vitamin and mineral supplements, to treat major childhood illnesses and diseases. “While effective medicines exist to fight disease and treat life-threatening conditions like malnutrition, formulations suitable for children are often difficult to source,” said Francisco Blanco, Chief of Medicines & Nutrition of UNICEF’s Supply Division. “The data in this edition confirms that much more research and effort needs to be made to make medicines for children more available and accessible for those who need them most.” When children’s medicines are hard to find, parents and medical professionals sometimes use fractions of adult dosage forms or prepare makeshift prescriptions of medicines by crushing tablets or dissolving portions of capsules in water, the agencies noted in a news release. “This is not always safe or effective as the dose will not be accurate,” they stated, adding that other challenges include the need for more clinical trials and research to be carried out on paediatric medicines. WHO recommends that wherever possible, medicines for children should be provided as flexible, solid, oral dosage forms that can be administered in a liquid when it is given to the sick child. Liquid formulations are more expensive to purchase compared with dispersible tablets and are also more costly to store, package, and transport safely. According to the guide, there are several sources for children’s medicines and treatments to address opportunistic infections, palliative care, pain and pneumonia. The availability of paediatric formulations for treatments for malaria, maternal and newborn care, and tuberculosis was fair. In addition, it notes that the number of sources is limited for the paediatric treatment of diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS, and there is still a serious challenge to obtain child-specific medicines to treat tropical infections endemic in Africa and Asia. The guide ranks the availability of the identified medicines, and notes that 75 per cent of the formulations included are available for purchase. 30 April 2010Two United Nations agencies have released a new online guide on where to procure essential medicines formulated for children, a tool which could potentially prevent nine million child deaths from preventable and treatable causes every year. read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Ajith Mannapperuma took oaths today as a new UNP Member of Parliament (MP).He replaces the vacancy created following the demise of UNP MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena. Mannapperuma took oaths before Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today and will represent the Gampaha District.

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The training by Scottish police officers took place both before and after the government’s final counter-insurgency campaign against the Tamil Tiger rebels in 2009. “We would urge the college to investigate its engagement with the Sri Lankan police force and review their activity in light of Navi Pillay’s report.“Furthermore, we would expect them to take the strongest measures possible to ensure any Scottish police staff working with or in Sri Lanka to strongly condemn violations of human rights and in no way contribute to or suppresses reporting of these brutal violations.”A spokesman for Police Scotland said the SPC had an international reputation for the quality and integrity of its training packages, which are delivered in Scotland and across the world.He said: “When the British Government supports justice and security projects, there are safeguards put in place to ensure any work does not contribute to human rights abuses and it has been clear from the outset that the training reform package in Sri Lanka, led by the SPC, aims to embed international standards in police training.“There has also been ­widespread support for the project from opposition parties, UN and international humanitarian agency representatives, and non-governmental organisations.”The Scottish Government confirmed it funded a £400,000 training project which came to an end in March, with more than 3500 Sri Lankan officers receiving training.A spokesperson said: “The aim of this project was to use the extensive expertise of the Scottish Police College and other agencies to develop a new model of community policing to help promote human rights in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is now classed as a middle income state. The decision to end funding was taken to allow the Scottish Government to focus on projects in poorer countries.”The Foreign Office said the Scottish Police College received funding of £236,042 from April 2007 to March 2013 for work in Sri Lanka via the Conflict Pool fund, which aims to reduce the impact of conflict and instability around the world.A spokeswoman added: “Our police training reform project in Sri Lanka, led by the SPC, aims to embed international standards in police training.“Opposition parties, UN and international humanitarian agency representatives, NGOs and others have indicated their firm support for our project.”She added: “Reform projects such as this one take time. We believe that our continued support will have a positive impact, in the interests of all of Sri Lanka’s communities.” (Colombo Gazette) Amnesty International in ­Scotland has details of Sri Lankan police assisting government commandos who opened fire on civilians, and the murder of detainees in police custody.UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay last week launched an attack on the Sri Lankan government’s human rights record following a week-long visit, citing police intimidation of priests, journalists and human rights advocates. Pillay also talked of dissenting voices being “permanently silenced”. An investigation by Corporate Watch found the SPC is involved in spearheading a project to help to set up a National Police Academy in Sri Lanka. Most of the training involves Scottish officers ­travelling to the island, but in some cases Sri Lankan police are brought to Scotland. The police today denied allegations raised by a British NGO saying they were involved in human rights (HR) abuses in Sri Lanka.Police headquarters said the allegations raised by a not-for-profit research group Corporate Watch were baseless. A recent UN report suggested that as many as 70,000 civilians died in the last few months of the war, mostly killed by government forces.Campaigners say major concerns still remain over the country’s human rights record.Mark Bevan, programme director for Amnesty International in Scotland, said: “Unlawful detentions, torture, and enforced disappearances remain rife in Sri Lanka and go unpunished. It’s shocking to think similar activity may have taken place while Scottish Police College training work and Scottish police officers were in the country. Phil Miller, from Corporate Watch, said: “She reported the country was heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction and complained about how the police had been harassing people who she had been trying to interview.“The police were prepared to be abusive even when the UN was there and it’s the Scottish Police College who have been doing a lot of training over the past six years.“I think that raises some quite serious questions. If the country is going in a more authoritarian direction and Scottish police have been helping train the Sri Lankan police for the past six years, are they just helping to develop the police state? Do they have any concerns that this project isn’t working?” The Herald Scotland reported that more than 3500 Sri Lankan police officers – including some senior commanders – have received training from the Scottish Police College (SPC) since 2007 through projects funded by the UK and Scottish governments. read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Asked specifically if he subscribes to the TULF’s contention that the best solution to the Lankan Tamil question lies in the adoption of the Indian model of devolution to the provinces, Karuna said that he agrees with the TULF on this.“I have spoken in parliament on the need to implement the 13 th.Amendment of the Lankan constitution which stemmed from the India-Lanka Accord of 1987,” he said. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna has decided to resign from the SLFP and join the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).“I wish to join the TULF. I am currently consulting others. I expect to announce a decision soon,” Karuna told the New Indian Express on Monday. “The TNA has been misleading the Tamil people. It took one stand to get the Tamils‘ votes and another after getting their votes. Having got the post of Leader of Opposition, TNA MPs are now Yes Men of the government. The TULF, on the contrary, has had one policy throughout,” Karuna said. Asked why he had chosen the TULF over the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which is the dominant Tamil party in the Tamil speaking Northern and Eastern Provinces, Karuna said that while the TULF, under the leadership of Anandasangaree, has been consistent in its policies, the TNA has been changing its stance to suit political exigencies. Karuna, who is currently in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), is expected to resign soon. When Mahinda Rajapaksa was Lankan President, Karuna was a Vice President of SLFP, an MP, and Deputy Minister of Rehabilitation. Prior to that he was founder-leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP),which he founded in 2004 after splitting from LTTE leader Prabhakaran. The TMVP became an unofficial pro-government paramilitary group. Karuna was eventually ousted from the TMVP by his deputy, Pillayan. (Colombo Gazette) read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

In an exclusive story CHCH News has learned that a passenger who was on the same flight  as a nurse who contracted Ebola, travelled to the Niagara Region days later.He’s a customer of Beamsville company Opplast Inc, a soap dispenser manufacturer.When he told the company the news, he was asked to leave immediately.The man flew from Dallas to Cleveland last Friday on the same plane as Amber Vinson, the second nurse infected with Ebola.He arrived in Beamsville on Wednesday.Around noon Thursday, he was informed by the Centers for Disease Control that he was a passenger on the flight flagged for the disease.Opplast’s human resources manager Jocelyn Guinard says within an hour of hearing the news from the customer, they called Niagara Public Health Department and the CDC.“We asked him to leave the property, and actually he agreed. The CDC said they considered very little risk associated with the incident.”Yesterday Guinard and Opplast met with its 150 employees.“Essentially we told them what happened. The facts around the person declaring he was on that flight. We brought the employees in and gave them all the information.”Despite the assurances from the CDC, at least one employee at the company called in sick, citing safety concerns.Opplast management is staying in contact with the customer. They last spoke to him around 1p.m. Friday.Meanwhile Niagara Public Health also has the name and address of the customer who was on the plane with the nurse.Public Health says it doesn’t need to know the names and addresses of anybody he’s had contact with.The man has not shown any symptoms and has been cleared to fly back to Dallas from Cleveland this weekend. read more

October 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Stock markets plunge on lower energy and bank stocks; bullion soars TORONTO – Stock markets in Toronto and New York fell Thursday as the price of oil dropped below US$27 a barrel and uncertainty over the global economy continued to fester.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 98.35 points at 12,087.37 at the close.It’s the fifth straight day of losses for the resource-heavy market, which felt downward pressure from nearly all sectors, especially banks and base metal stocks.The Canadian dollar gained 0.06 of a U.S. cent to 71.83 cents US, even as the March contract for benchmark North American crude oil lost $1.24 to settle at US$26.21.Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3MACS, said investor confidence in oil has waned because no one is certain how much lower prices will go.“I’m trying to think — what is going to turn this around basically?” he said. “Obviously there has to be a large supply response from one of the Middle Eastern countries but it doesn’t seem to be happening any time soon. It’s just a matter of confidence.”Sun Life chief investment officer Sadiq Adatia added that some investors are also getting comfortable with these unsustainable rock-bottom oil prices, which will no doubt lead to the closure of smaller oil firms.“At prices of US$26 (a barrel), there are very few companies, countries out there, that can make money on current production, let alone new production. There’s almost nobody who can make money at this price,” he said.“That means that supply will come offline but how long will it take for it to come off and when it does, then you’ll see a boost up in oil prices. Still we’re still a few months away from that happening.”Meanwhile, while some may be fleeing oil, many are still investing in gold as a safe haven from volatile equities. April bullion got a boost of $53.20 to US$1,247.80 a troy ounce.Elsewhere in commodities, March copper was down two cents at US$2 a pound and the March contract for natural gas dipped five cents to US$1.99 per mmBtu.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 254.56 points to 15,660.18, while the broader S&P 500 declined 22.78 points to 1,829.08 and the Nasdaq edged 16.75 points lower to 4,266.84.Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said during her second day of testimony to Congress that the Fed will discuss the effects of the global slowdown on the U.S. economy at its next meeting in March.On Wednesday, she had expressed caution over how global pressures could depress U.S. economic growth, which could slow the pace of Fed interest rate hikes. The U.S. central bank raised rates late last year after having held them near zero since the Great Recession.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version said oil traded below US$27 a barrel for the first time since September 2003. It also corrects the closing Nasdaq figure and TSX close, reflecting an official change by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 11, 2016 8:17 am MDT Last Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

October 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Fox News fires Bob Beckel for racially insensitive remark by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 19, 2017 11:53 am MDT Last Updated May 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This July 1, 2013 file photo shows, Kimberly Guilfoyle, from left, Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino, Greg Gutfeld and Andrea Tantaros co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” following a taping of the show in New York. Fox News Channel says it has fired Beckel for making an insensitive remark to a black employee. Beckel, who has been a liberal panelist on the show “The Five,” was on his second tour of duty at Fox after being bounced in 2015 for substance abuse. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.Fox offered no details on the case, but a lawyer for the employee said Beckel had “stormed out” of his office Tuesday when the man, who is a technician, came to do work on his computer, saying he was leaving because the worker was black.The lawyer, Douglas Wigdor, also said that Beckel attempted to intimidate his client and get him to withdraw his complaint in a meeting Friday with Fox executive Kevin Lord. Fox denied that anyone tried to persuade the man to withdraw his complaint, and said that Beckel had apologized to him after he was fired.Beckel, 68, is a veteran Democratic political strategist who is a regular on Fox’s “The Five,” where he discusses stories with four conservative panelists. The show recently moved into Fox’s prime-time lineup with the firing of Bill O’Reilly.Beckel had only returned to Fox in January. He’d been ousted in June 2015 while dealing with substance abuse, with then-Fox executive Bill Shine saying Fox “couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues.” Beckel subsequently wrote a book “I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV and Addiction.”Wigdor currently represents 22 clients with cases against Fox, including 15 involved in a lawsuit alleging racist behaviour by the network’s since-fired controller, Judith Slater, who denies the charges.Fox is involved in several legal cases involving O’Reilly and the late former network chairman Roger Ailes, who died on Thursday.Wigdor’s firm, in a statement, said that “we intend on holding (Fox News parent company) 21st Century Fox accountable for these actions and will be filing multiple other complaints in other matters next week.” read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

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Robert McDole and Yogi Perkins CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police have charged two deputy jailers with promoting contraband and bribery.Police said 35-year-old Robert McDole and 41-year-old Yogi Perkins were arrested Monday night at Carroll County Detention Center. A news release said an investigation revealed the two were paid to introduce illicit items into the jail.- Advertisement – McDole was charged with four counts of second-degree promoting contraband, two counts of first-degree promoting contraband and bribery of a public servant. Perkins was charged with two counts of second-degree promoting contraband, one count of first-degree promoting contraband and bribery of a public servant.Both are being held at the jail. Online jail records didn’t indicate whether the two are represented by an attorney who could comment on the case. read more

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first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — A Southwest Airlines employee was shot outside Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday and died after police closed the sprawling complex to search for his killer.Oklahoma City police identified the victim as Michael Winchester, 52, a former University of Oklahoma football player whose son James is a player for the Kansas City Chiefs. A hometown wasn’t listed. The airline said it was helping police officers with their investigation. Police have not detained a suspect.“It is with great sorrow that Southwest Airlines confirms that a Southwest Employee who was injured during a shooting incident today at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City has died from injuries,” the airline said in a statement. It said it would cancel flights out of the city for the remainder of the day even if the rest of the terminal reopens.Hundreds of people were stranded inside the terminal for more than three hours before officers began letting them leave slowly. Police have not detained a suspect.“Investigators have several leads of a possible suspect,” Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said.Police and airport officials closed the complex about 1 p.m., diverting incoming flights and preventing those ready for takeoff from leaving. The airport handles between 7,000 and 8,000 passengers daily for Alaska, Delta, Southwest and United airlines and has a separate terminal that serves as a transfer center for federal inmates. A jet carrying inmates to the transfer site was allowed to land while the rest of the airport was shuttered.last_img read more

September 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSpurs will be moving away from their stadium to play Watford in the third round tie of Carabao Cup.This change of plans is caused by two reasons: the construction of Spurs stadium White Hart Lane, which is still under construction, and the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin at Wembley, where Spurs has been a tenant last season.Spurs does not wish to upturn the draw made on Thursday to play the round three tie in September. They have tendered their request to be considered by the EFL board on September 6, before their match.London Football News has reported Spurs to have made the following statement about their decision: “We have applied to the EFL board for special dispensation to play this tie at Stadium MK.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening.“However, the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents.“In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.”last_img read more

September 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThis isn’t the fault of editors. They feel terrible for me, knowing that this is my full-time source of income, and that cashflow is critical. Publishers, though, seem to be unaware that their freelancers are people, too. Yeah, we’re not employees. The publishers don’t see us walking down the halls every day. They don’t have to make eye contact with us. We are nameless, faceless entities that provide articles on a monthly basis. So, why not string us out as long as they can?As a professional, I pride myself on meeting deadlines. In fact, of the 10,000 or so articles that I have written over the last one-third century, I can count on one hand the number of times I have missed a deadline. Editors and publishers have a right to expect articles on time. Yet, it seems, a lot of publishers don’t feel a similar obligation to pay their writers in a timely manner.For whatever reason, I have always been able to find enough work to keep me busy. Even during the recession, I always had enough assignments to meet my income needs. As such, I have tended to begin to shy away from magazines that are taking longer and longer to pay, and gravitating towards those that pay in a more timely manner. Yeah, it is a cashflow issue. But, just as importantly, it is also an issue of respect. Editors, writers and publishers are supposed to be working together for the benefit of the readers. So, publishers, don’t forget your writers. We actually are human beings, and we do need to put food on the table to feed our families.William AtkinsonCarterville, ILw.atkinson@mchsi.com Times are tough all over for content producers but especially for freelancers in the magazine industry. It’s easy for “traditional brands” to rail against the miserly fees paid out by newcomers like AOL’s Patch, but the fact is that as cash-strapped publishers prioritize the bills they pay (pay-roll, printers, rent, etc.) it’s also easy to shuffle faceless freelancers to the bottom of the deck. I received this letter from a veteran freelancer who wants the industry to know that he understands the financial woes out there, but says freelancers still deserve respect (and that includes timely payment). The letter is running in FOLIO:’s February issue but I wanted to offer it up to the audience here. For freelancers, how do you feel you’re being treated? For publishers, how have you had to change your dealings with freelancers? I have been a full-time freelance business magazine writer since 1976. In the last 35 years, I have seen magazine payment policies shift significantly. Years ago, most magazines paid on acceptance. The remaining paid on publication. Two or three years ago, more and more magazines began shifting to pay on publication. Most recently, many magazines have begun paying 30 days after publication.last_img read more

September 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe New York Times today introduced its new digital subscription plan for charging the heaviest users of its site. The plan takes effect with readers in Canada today, and in the U.S. and the rest of the world on March 28. The plan offers three digital subscription plans across a variety of devices. All Digital Access-Web site, tablet, smartphone-costs $35 per month but new subscribers in the New York area can get it for $25.35 per month. A subscription to the Web site plus smartphone costs $15 per month while the Web site plus tablet app costs $20 per month. Home delivery subscribers will continue to get free access to the Web site and apps. The Times also becomes Apple’s largest publisher partner to date, with NYT subscriptions being sold through iTunes. While the paywall packages work with Android and Blackberry, subscriptions can only be purchased through the Times or Apple.last_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe ice blocking an essential well for Bethel schools has finally cracked. Officials discovered the frozen well in September and spent almost a month thawing the impasse. Water is now pumping, but the well still isn’t in the clear.Kuskokwim Learning Academy in Bethel, AK. Photo courtesy of Dean Swope / KYUK.Maintenance crews spent 20 days melting 100 ft of ice, never knowing when the blockage would end. To prevent the school from closing, they began buying hauled water from the city.James Mikesell is the plant facilities manager for the Lower Kuskokwim School District and oversees the districts’ water.“We were going down and down every day. But 100 ft is an awful long way. The unknown, all battling the unknown is really the issue here,” said Mikesell.He does not know why the well froze, but to prevent it from happening again, he has extended about 400 ft of heat tape through the well. Heat tape often runs through sewer lines to prevent freezing.The well is pumping, but the school is relying on hauled water from the city until they get back results from water samples sent in for testing.The well feeds two Bethel schools— the Kuskokwim Learning Academy and the Yup’ik Immersion School—, a set of dorms, and a kitchen that prepares all the meals for every school in Bethel.The well started showing problems last month. Then the water just stopped.Maintenance crews thought the well’s pipe had corroded and silt had collapsed through the casing until Mikesell discovered something odd.“We put some heat down there with some heat tape and melted, and it started going down. I’m going, well sand doesn’t do that; solid ground doesn’t do that,” said Mikesell.The well had frozen.Mikesell said no one in the district had seen this problem before, so he and his crew started experimenting with different heating tools and water pumps. The ice melted only a few feet a day, and the deeper they went, the slower it melted.The problem was they had no idea how deep the ice ran.The blockage started about 100 ft below ground and the well extends about 450 ft.“So we were just coming up with different methods to do this,” said Mikesell. “You might have been six inches away. There’s no way to tell.”There was another issue. The most efficient tool for thawing a frozen pipe, according to Mikesell, is a high pressure jetter, a machine that blasts warm water through the well. But the school’s jetter was broken.The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation caught wind of the dilemma and offered to loan the school its jetter.“And no sooner than we had it basically on its way over to the site, we broke through,” said Miksell. “And the pump just went zoom! It went down, and we go ‘We’re through! We’re done!’”Mikesell hopes the school will return to well water today or Wednesday.last_img read more