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October 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Twitter Login/Register With: Canadian-Somalian singer K’naan is seeking some help from his American fans, and is asking them to show him some love in November when they vote in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.The “Wavin’ Flag” singer — who is a dual citizen of Canada and Somalia, currently living in New York City while his family remains in Toronto.And therein lies the problem. Because Somalia is one of the countries on the Trump administration’s travel ban, he fears that if he were to leave the U.S. in order to visit family in Canada he might not be allowed back into the country. That’s why he’s asking American fans to exercise their vote in November to take a stand against the Republicans in a new video for The Love Vote. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement In this Oct. 22, 2016 photo, K’naan poses in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)last_img read more

October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe regional chief for Ontario is calling for an emergency Assembly of First Nations meeting to deal with the controversial First Nation education bill currently before Parliament.Ontario regional Chief Stan Beardy sent a fax to all of the AFN’s regional chiefs and to AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo Thursday morning calling for the meeting to be held in Ottawa on May 14.Beardy is part of the AFN executive representing Ontario at the table.“As you are aware, Bill C-33, the Harper government’s proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act went up for its first debate on second reading in the House of Commons on April 30 despite it not going for national debate of First Nations by the chiefs in this country,” states Beardy in the fax. “I am requesting that the AFN executive immediately call for a Confederacy of Nations meeting.”Beardy stated he was invoking Article 14 of the AFN charter that gives members of the AFN’s executive committee the ability to request a special session.Atleo supports Bill C-33.More to Comelast_img read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has released additional plans for its new 350-acre (142-hectare) northwest Arkansas campus that will include four quadrants connected by bike and walking paths, an on-campus childcare facility and a fitness centre.The world’s largest retailer said Friday that new buildings will be designed and constructed in the next two years, with a goal of opening the site in phases between 2020 and 2024.The new site is blocks away from its current Bentonville Home Office, which was built in 1971.Walmart says its new headquarters will include solar panels on some buildings and parking decks. It’ll also have “flexible workspaces” and various dining options.Walmart announced it was moving its headquarters in 2017. It has not said how much it will cost to replace the old office.The Associated Press read more

October 12, 2019 | | Post a Comment

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street following two days of losses.Technology companies and banks helped pull the market higher early Thursday. Chipmaker Intel rose 1.6% and Citigroup added 1.5%Dollar General jumped 5.9% after posting earnings and revenue for the latest quarter that came in well ahead of what analysts were expecting.The S&P 500 index rose 9 points, or 0.3%, to 2,792.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49 points, or 0.2%, to 25,176. The Nasdaq added 33 points, or 0.4%, to 7,580.Bond prices fell. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.26%The Associated Press read more

October 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

12 February 2010Daunting challenges remain in the search for lasting peace in the Middle East, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for the prompt resumption of political talks and the swift delivery of concrete results. “Permanent status issues, including Jerusalem, borders, refugees, security, settlements and water will be resolved only through negotiations,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the UN-backed International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, which kicked off today in Qawra, Malta.While Israel’s efforts and willingness to resume talks are welcome, he said, returning to negotiations is hampered by developments on the ground, including continued settlement expansion in the occupied Palestinian territory.“At this crucial juncture, Israel should refrain from taking steps which have the potential to prejudge negotiations and create tensions,” especially in East Jerusalem, where settlements are expanding and Palestinians are being evicted, the Secretary-General’s message – read out by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco – stressed.Mr. Ban also welcomed the Palestinian Authority’s reform efforts to set up the economic, social and institutional basis of statehood, but it must also meet its other obligations under the Roadmap in full, “including an end to incitement against Israel.”That plan, endorsed by the so-called Quartet, comprising the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States, is for a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.He noted that the “protracted suffering” by Gazans is a source of great concern, calling the continued blockade in the area “unacceptable and counter-productive” for obstructing United Nations and others’ efforts to spur civilian reconstruction.By the same token, the Secretary-General also condemned renewed rocket fire from Gaza, “which indiscriminately targets Israeli civilians.”The UN, he said, will continue to “try to bring relief to Gazans, to promote dialogue and to rally international support for a strategy that can deliver calm for Gazans and Israelis alike.”Political will by both sides, along with “creative support” by third parties, is essential to clinch a lasting peace in the region, Mr. Ban stressed.“Confidence begets confidence; stability begets stability; security begets security; peace begets peace,” he said. “Let us, together, help the parties to resolve their decades-old conflict and forge a comprehensive, just and lasting peace.”The two-day gathering in Qawra, held under the auspices of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), will focus on the theme, “The urgency of addressing the permanent status issues – Borders, Jerusalem, settlements, refugees, water.”Last month, Mr. Fernandez-Taranco warned the Security Council that a climate of mistrust between Israel and Palestinians over settlement expansion, forced evictions, military incursions, rocket fire and the closure of border crossings remains at the heart of the stalled peace process in the Middle East.“We remain deeply concerned at the current stalemate,” he said during an open debate on the Middle East. “If we cannot move forward decisively towards a final status agreement, we risk sliding backwards, with potentially profound and negative implications.” read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“Staff are looking at what might be the best options based on our assessment of the macroeconomic vulnerabilities facing Sri Lanka, the nature and size of its balance of payments needs, and the proposed government policies to address these issues,” IMF communications director Gerry Rice told reporters, noting that authorities had expressed interest in a program. Opposition parties said poor economic management was forcing the government to turn to the IMF and any help would come with conditions.Sri Lanka borrowed $2.6 billion from the IMF through a stand-by facility from 2009 to 2011 to boost its reserves after a balance-of-payment crisis. (Colombo Gazette) “Staff do have concerns with the proposed 2016 budget, which does not envisage significant consolidation relative to the expected out-turn for 2015.” Sri Lanka has not made a formal request for International Monetary Fund help but the fund’s staff are looking at ways to help the island nation, an IMF spokesman said, according to the Reuters news agency.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said this week Sri Lanka would seek an IMF stand-by arrangement to fend off a risk that its economy will be hurt next year by repercussions from events affecting major economies. read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

WINNIPEG — It was quiet on the summer day when Cora Morgan and her cousin stood on the waterfront and performed a smudging ceremony for a young Indigenous girl pulled out of the Red River in Winnipeg not long before.The First Nations family advocate remembers a makeshift memorial with flowers for 15-year-old Tina Fontaine had already started growing.The girl’s tiny body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was discovered Aug. 17, 2014, and it shook the city and the country.Her death renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and inspired volunteer groups such as the Bear Clan Patrol to work at protecting vulnerable people on the streets.It also pushed the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to create the First Nations Family Advocate Office that Morgan heads.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Five years later, Morgan says she fears another Tina will be found.“Nothing has changed,” she sighs.“The issues have only grown to be worse.”Tina was born on New Year’s Day in 1999, when her mother was still a child in government care. Both Tina’s parents struggled with addictions.She was five when she moved in with a great-aunt from the Sagkeeng First Nation.Tina began to struggle after her father was murdered in 2011. In the final weeks of her life, she went to Winnipeg to reconnect with her mother but spiralled into a world of addiction, homelessness and sexual exploitation.She had contact with a hospital, police and social workers. The night before she was last reported missing, Tina was dropped off with a contracted care worker at a downtown hotel but walked away.It later came to light that Tina had disclosed to a child-welfare agency that she was hanging out with a 62-year-old, meth-using man and may have been sexually assaulted. Raymond Cormier was acquitted in Tina’s death last year.Morgan says the many gaps that Tina fell through have widened.There are more than 10,000 kids in government care in Manitoba, the highest per-capita rate in Canada. About 90 per cent are Indigenous.The province also has some of the highest child-poverty rates, Morgan says, and the number of people reported missing continues to grow each year. She’s also worried a new “block funding” arrangement between child-welfare agencies and the provincial government resulted in cuts to services.“You have a lot of young people that are suffering.”Families Minister Heather Stefanson says the province has been working to improve the supports that failed Tina, particularly Child and Family Services.“We’ve made some progress, but recognize there’s still more to do in collaboration with the CFS authorities,” Stefanson said in an emailed statement.Daphne Penrose, Manitoba’s advocate for children and youth, released a report in March into Tina’s death. She found the teen’s struggles didn’t exist in a vacuum and made five recommendations touching on justice, education, mental health and child welfare.A government working group is tracking progress on the recommendations.Stephanson’s department said in an email that there have been investments in addictions, mental-health services and sexual exploitation responses for vulnerable youth and adults. A poverty reduction strategy was announced in March and work continues to build and enhance safety nets where kids need them most.Penrose says there haven’t been enough improvements to ensure no other child meets Tina’s fate. Penrose is especially concerned by a rapid increase in the number of children and youth addicted to drugs, specifically methamphetamine.“We see them walk in the office all the time,” she says.Winnipeg’s police chief has said there’s a meth crisis in the city and has called for more safe shelters and detox units. The Bear Clan Patrol has picked up more than 60,000 needles so far this year, a stark increase from 40,000 in all of 2018.The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba says meth use has increased by more than 100 per cent in adults and nearly 50 per cent in youth since 2014.The foundation is adapting to the needs of children, Penrose says, but more needs to be more done to help people where they are and when they ask for it.The resilient spirit and community responses to Tina’s death amid a growing addiction crisis has been inspiring, Penrose adds. But it’s not just a problem for child-welfare agencies, police or First Nations — every single person must step in to help.“How are we going to make sure that kids get their rights?” she asks.“Their right to life. Their right to thrive and survive. Their right to health services. Their right to all of those rights that they get just for being alive.” read more

October 6, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“To reduce poverty, we have to invest in health,” Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), told health experts and government representatives at a round table discussion on Health and Human Resources Development in New York today. She underscored that a healthy population is both a means and an end to economic development. The discussion was organized by the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, Ivan Simonovic of Croatia, in advance of the Council’s high-level segment to be held in New York in July. Among other participants of the panel, Dr. Peter Piot, the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), called for cross-sectoral approaches to major health concerns. If the fight against AIDS were left to the health sector alone, it would be “doomed to failure,” he warned. AIDS, like many other important health concerns, must be tackled in many different ways – including through education, through public-private partnerships, and by addressing gender inequalities. Calls were also made for increased donors contributions to improve health services in the world’s poorest countries, and for sensible management of health services in those countries. read more

October 4, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Safeway 2nd-quarter net income falls, but adjusted earnings beat Wall Street expectations PLEASANTON, Calif. – Grocery store chain Safeway Inc. said Thursday its profit fell in the second quarter, partly on a tax charge related to a deal to sell its Canadian operations.But the grocer’s adjusted results topped Wall Street expectations, and shares rose in morning trading.Safeway said in June it would sell its supermarket operations in Canada to food retailer Sobeys for 5.8 billion Canadian dollars ($5.7 billion). That followed its spinoff of its gift and prepaid card unit Blackhawk in April, in an IPO that raised $238 million.“The substantial cash proceeds we expect to receive from the sale of our Canadian operations combined with the completion of the Blackhawk IPO will allow us to broadly enhance stakeholder value,” said CEO Robert Edwards in a statement.He added the company gained share in U.S. markets during the quarter.Safeway and other traditional supermarket chains have been working to focus operations and keep costs low to fight off competition from big-box discounters such as Target and Wal-Mart Stores, as well as drug stores and dollar stores that have been expanding their grocery sections.Safeway has invested in a loyalty program called “Just For U” that offers personalized deals based on a customer’s past purchases, and has been expanding its offerings of store brands and trying to keep prices low to stay competitive.The initiatives helped send Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway, which also operates Vons, sales at stores open at a least a year up 1.2 per cent, excluding fuel. The figure is an important metric, because it strips out the impact of newly closed and opened locations.For the period ended June 15, net income fell to $8.4 million, or 3 cents per share. That compares with net income of $122.7 million, or 51 cents per share, a year ago.Adjusted for one-time items, including a 44-cents-per-share tax charge, increased legal reserves, a gain on the sale of investments, and other items, net income totalled 51 cents per share. Analysts expected 50 cents per share, according to FactSet.Revenue fell nearly 2 per cent to $8.7 billion from $8.83 billion, hurt by lower fuel sales. Wall Street expected $10.44 billion.The company said it now expects net income for the year, excluding one-time items, to be at the lower end of its previously expected range of $2.25 to $2.45. Analysts expect $2.27 per share, on average.It expects revenue in stores open at least one year to rise 1.5 per cent to 2 per cent.Safeway shares rose $1.67, or 6.8 per cent, to close at $26.32 Thursday, closer to the high end of the stock’s 52-week range of $14.73 to $28.42. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 18, 2013 9:29 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

October 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

A hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, operation in the greater Fort St. John area in northeastern British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Wilderness Committee, Jeremy Sean Williams B.C. LNG industry will increase fracking-caused earthquakes: expert VANCOUVER – If the liquefied natural gas industry proceeds as the British Columbia government hopes, there could be five times as many fracking-caused earthquakes, warns one expert.But the company that would provide gas to a major LNG terminal — the same company found responsible for a 4.4 magnitude tremor last year — claims it won’t ramp up drilling.Progress Energy said it doesn’t need to increase the number of wells it drills each year to supply Pacific NorthWest LNG’s planned liquefaction and export terminal near Prince Rupert.“Our upstream drilling activity will remain relatively consistent with current levels over the life of the LNG project or may even decline and therefore pose no incremental risk,” said spokeswoman Stacie Dley in an email.The company paused its operations after a 4.6 magnitude quake in northeast B.C. on Aug. 17. The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is investigating and has not established its cause.The commission has, however, confirmed that Progress Energy triggered a 4.4 magnitude tremor last August — among the largest caused by the industry in Canada.The $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project is a cornerstone of the B.C. Liberals’ efforts to build a new natural gas export industry to Asia. It has been approved by the province but remains under federal review.David Hughes, a geoscientist who worked for the Geological Survey of Canada for 32 years, recently analyzed B.C.’s LNG plans for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.In order to meet the province’s highest estimate of five terminals delivering 82 million tonnes of LNG a year, drilling would have to increase five-fold by 2020 — up to 2,100 wells per year, he said.“If five terminals get built, get ready for some unavoidable seismic activity. I don’t think there’s any way you can stop it,” he said. “It’s just the cost of doing business.”Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting high-pressure fluid into wells to crack rock and release natural gas. The process can trigger seismic events but most are not felt above ground.Progress Energy said it doesn’t need to drill greater numbers of wells each year because they can last decades. But Hughes said the structures decline quickly, with production falling up to 70 per cent after three years, and 288 new wells must be built each year to maintain current output.The Oil and Gas Commission recorded 193 fracking-caused quakes between August 2013 and October 2014 in the Montney Trend, a siltstone formation stretching from near Dawson Creek to the Rocky Mountain foothills.Of about 7,500 fracking operations, only 11 triggered events felt at the surface. None caused injuries or damage.Asked how B.C. would reduce the quake risk caused by LNG, Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman said it has brought in regulations, monitoring and prevention measures.Operators must immediately stop drilling if seismic activity exceeds 4.0 magnitude. They can only resume once the commission has approved a mitigation plan that could include reducing drilling volumes or pressure.“These regulations are reviewed regularly to ensure that B.C. has a safe, long-term future in natural gas supply and export,” Coleman said in a statement.However, the regulations aren’t as strict as in Alberta, where companies must report all tremors greater than 2.0 magnitude and invoke a response plan.John Clague, a Simon Fraser University earthquake expert, said 5.0 or 6.0 magnitude quakes have been linked to fracking in the U.S. and Asia, but it’s unlikely the industry would cause anything larger.“This is not a significant enough perturbation of rocks over a large enough area to trigger an earthquake of that size,” he said.But the quake risk, combined with other concerns including water use, has prompted some to call for a halt on fracking.“It’s a mess,” said Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee.“We really need to press pause, take a step back, and say, ‘Do we want to fragment the whole of northeastern B.C. so we can extract gas out of it this way, or is there a different way for us?’”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 30, 2015 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 30, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSIR JIMMY SAVILE’S HEADSTONE has been removed from his grave at the request of his family.Sky News reports that a statement released on behalf of the family said they decided to remove the headstone “as a mark of respect” to the families of those buried in the Scarborough cemetery.The headstone contains the line “it was good while it lasted” and lists out Savile’s achievements over his career. He died in 2011 at the age of 84 but the triple headstone was put up on 20 September this year, said the Telegraph.British police say Savile may have sexually assaulted more than 20 girls over a 40-year period.Commander Peter Spindler said yesterday that London’s Metropolitan Police has received eight criminal allegations against Savile, including two of rape and six of indecent assault, primarily against girls aged 13 to 16. He said the force believes it will “come up with between 20 to 25 victims.”Spindler said police were working with broadcasters BBC and ITV to investigate Savile, who hosted “Top of the Pops” and children’s program “Jim’ll Fix It” and was well known as a charity fundraiser.Since his death several women have come forward to say he sexually assaulted them.Read: BBC chief urges staff to ‘come forward’ about Jimmy Savile allegations>Read: Police to assess Jimmy Savile allegations, no investigation yet>last_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgÉtats-Unis : l’examen de la loi sur le climat reportéÉtats-Unis – C’est ce lundi que devait débuter au Sénat l’examen de la proposition de loi sur le climat. Les sénateurs ont finalement décidé de reporter à samedi prochain la présentation du projet sur le changement climatique.Le sénateur démocrate John Kerry a annoncé cette décision samedi soir, déplorant que des conflits politiques aient mené à repousser encore le débat sur la lutte contre le changement climatique. À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Le report de l’examen de la loi climat serait en effet dû à une querelle concernant un autre projet de loi. Le sénateur républicain Lindsey Graham aurait menacé de retirer son soutien au texte sur le climat, craignant que les démocrates ne s’en tiennent pas au climat mais cherchent à promouvoir un projet de loi sur l’immigration lors des négociations qui se tiendront au Sénat.”Placer l’immigration en tête de la liste des priorités législatives compromettra les efforts pour trouver un consensus sur le changement climatique, un problème difficile impliquant des priorités économiques”, a expliqué Lindsey Graham. John Kerry et le sénateur indépendant Joe Lieberman ont passé plus de six mois à mettre au point ce projet de loi bipartisan sur le climat. Le texte vise à réduire de 17%, par rapport à 2005 et à l’horizon 2020, les émissions de gaz à effet de serre des États-Unis, deuxième pays le plus pollueur du monde après la Chine. “Nous pensons tous que cette année est notre meilleure et peut-être dernière chance pour que le Congrès adopte une approche générale” a estimé John Kerry.Le 26 avril 2010 à 16:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWindows Phone 7 Connector pour Mac mis à jourL’outil qui permet de faire communiquer un smartphone sous Windows Phone 7 avec un ordinateur Apple s’est vu ajouter des fonctionnalités supplémentaires.L’outil, mis au point par Microsoft pour synchroniser son smartphone équipé de Windows Phone 7 avec un ordinateur Apple fonctionnant sous Mac OS X (et avec les applications natives iTunes et iPhoto), a été quelque peu modifié par le géant américain. À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsWindows Phone 7 Connector dispose ainsi désormais de fonctions de synchronisation au logiciel photo Aperture ainsi que de la possibilité de faire transiter des fichiers depuis ou vers le téléphone par simple glisser déposer, le transfert de sonneries ou la prise en charge du Windows Phone Marketplace, explique Clubic.Autre modification utile, la prise en charge de 13 nouvelles langues, dont le Français, ainsi que la correction de problèmes de connexsion depuis certains terminaux. Enfin, une amélioration des fonctions de sauvegarde, de restauration, et de configuration liées à la synchronisation de podcasts ou à l’importation de photos a été promise par Microsoft.Le 29 novembre 2011 à 09:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIt’s easy to forget that this rip-roaring season of Doctor Who is in fact star Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat’s last.Already a third of the way through series 10, we’re inching ever-closer to the Twelfth Doctor’s regeneration, which, based on rumors and sneak peeks, is not going to be a smooth transition.“It’s only the last couple of regenerations that have been, as it were, fairly straightforward ones,” Capaldi told The New York Times last month, following an official tease of what appears to be an early bout of rejuvenating power coming from the Time Lord’s hand.“I can’t go into the details of a lot of it, because I know what happens, but I don’t know how it happens,” the 58-year-old actor added.Details of the Doctor’s final hours are as closely guarded as who or whatever is inside that mysterious vault. But Moffat over the weekend dropped a few hints about what viewers can expect from Capaldi’s exit.One thing is for sure: It won’t be like previous incarnation Matt Smith’s transformation.Eleventh Doctor regenerates (via BBC)“With Matt I had a sort of idea that his entire run should be in the pre-math of a battle he’s having at the end of his life,” Moffat told RadioTimes.com during the weekend’s BFI and Radio Times Television Festival. “But with Peter I wasn’t quite sure. I wasn’t sure for a long time whether I’d be writing him out or whether he’d be carrying on” with incoming boss Chris Chibnall.“That fits his Doctor, though,” Moffat continued. “His Doctor feels sort of impulsive and in the moment and would do something reckless that you wouldn’t expect.“And I mean, you can overstate the difficulty of planning a finale for a Doctor. In the end, any Doctor Who story has such catastrophe going on in it, that he could be the one that gets the rock on his head,” he said.“But I think I’m really happy with what we’re doing for his finale.”According to tradition, the 2017 Christmas special will see the regeneration of the character into its 14th embodiment.“I’m just working on it now,” Moffat said of the annual holiday tradition, which marks the end of his nearly decade-long tenure as Doctor Who boss.Surely, then, scripting this conclusion must be an emotional experience.“I know this sounds terrible, but … it’s not like that,” Moffat admitted, adding that he’s “mostly worried about the script and worried about how I’m gonna make the story work.”“You don’t have time to be reflective and stare out the window and say, ‘Aah, days gone by.’ It just doesn’t—it’s too much work,” he told RadioTimes.com. “Maybe afterwards, maybe when it’s all done I’ll sit and stare out the window. Though on past evidence of leaving things behind I haven’t. I don’t tend to really.“That sounds callous. What I mean is, while this is an ending for me and Doctor Who, it feels like quite a happy ending. So that’s nice. It’s good to finish something.”Watch the new season of Doctor Who Saturdays on BBC America, and check out our weekly recaps.last_img read more

September 15, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Expressway Authority officials announced lane and ramp closures westbound on the Dolphin Expressway will take place later this week in order for crews to erect beams on the busy roadway.Officials said the closures will begin Friday at 11 p.m. from Northwest 27th Avenue to Northwest 42nd Avenue, or LeJeune Road. The lanes are scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday.The closures will take place on the same hours on Saturday. The closures will resume Sunday and Monday, but on those days they will take place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., ending Tuesday morning.Detours will be in place for drivers heading westbound along SR 836 and for drivers trying to get on the highway from Northwest 27th Avenue.Drainage and road work eastbound on Northwest 14th Street will cause lane closures between LeJeune Road and Douglas Road. They will begin on Friday, beginning at 11 p.m. The roadway will reopen Monday at 5 a.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgHanley Wood has shut down 14 magazines as the devastating housing recession has run its four-year course, and might have to close more going forward, but the company’s three core magazines, Builder, Architect, and Remodeling, will definitely survive long term, CEO Frank Anton said Thursday. In a presentation at the ACT2 Conference in Oxford Mississippi, Anton described how in boxing, when a fighter wants to quit, he throws a towel into the ring. “Believe me, I have been tempted to throw in the towel many times,” Anton said. “But I haven’t. I want us to be Cassius Clay. I want us to win again. And we will win again.”Between 1992 and 2005, Anton noted, housing had an unprecedented boom. “It had an incredible run,” he said. “For 15 years, it didn’t have a recession.”The company was sold to private-equity at the end of that run, in 2005, for $650 million. “Happy days. Happy days,” Anton said. “Have any of you ever worked with private-equity guys?” he asked. “They think they’re the smartest guys. And they are well educated, and pretty smart. But August 2005 was the absolute zenith of the housing market. I’ve reminded them many times that even smart guys make mistakes.” Anton put up a slide showing how as housing starts declined from 1.8 million in 2006 to 600,000 this year, Hanley Wood ad pages have declined by half as well. “It was fun to count 20,000 ad pages,” Anton said. “It’s not fun to count 10,000 ad pages.”The recently company hired Bain consulting for $400,000 to analyze the company’s prospects, Anton said. “So Bain did a study. They concluded that there was a strong correlation between Hanley Wood and housing starts. $400,000! They could have just asked me.”Last month Hanley Wood revealed to staffers that it would centralize editorial operations at its Washington, DC-based headquarters in an effort to build “a newsroom-type environment much like Bloomberg Businessweek’s.” At the time, Anton said that Hanley Wood remains committed to print and would not stop printing magazines.   For b-to-b media companies, Anton said, the way forward is to get real, get better and always understand the meaning of the first amendment. B-to-b editors think their role is to get the companies in their markets rich. Make them more successful. They get too cozy with their sources. “But what readers really need,” Anton said, “is for b-to-b editors to surprise their readers. Make them cry.”last_img read more

September 10, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSome people seemed unsympathetic to so called “early adopter problems.””Really? The first generation of this new tech was rushed to market and it sucks? Noooooooo, surely not,” wrote Reddit user KiloEchoNiner. “Thank you early adopters who spent $2,000 beta testing this new tech,” wrote Reddit user Yolo2themax.And others just couldn’t help getting in on the joke.”Not sure why everyone is complaining about the Samsung Galaxy Fold. My unit has been absolutely fine,” tweeted Safwan AhmedMia, aka UK tech reviewer SuperSaf, holding a picture of a paper phone. 3 Samsung Galaxy Fold problems explained Samsung has said it’ll inspect the broken units. For now the Fold remains scheduled to go on sale in the US on April 26.Not unexpectedly, the internet decided to weigh in on the Galaxy Fold’s screen issues.”How could you not see this coming? The #GalaxyFold is rushed ‘innovation,’ and I just can’t grip why people would want something so fragile to fold anyway,” tweeted Twitter user Zee. 3:56 In a mass production, there’s always some defective units. But I prefer a product that never sees light because it doesn’t fulfill the quality standards of a company, that a product that breaks or fails in its functionality at the two days of usage, I don’t know about you.— Camilo RA ⚽ (@Crodas07) April 18, 2019 Samsung Comments Not sure why everyone is complaining about the Samsung Galaxy Fold. My unit has been absolutely fine 👀🙁 pic.twitter.com/TP6ZjD9m9J— Safwan AhmedMia (@SuperSaf) April 18, 2019 CNET’s Galaxy Fold review unit hasn’t had any screen issues. Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is getting a lot of attention — and not the good kind. Earlier reviewers of Samsung’s first foldable phone this week reported broken Fold screens after just a few days of use. Pictures of their bulging, “broken,” “unusable,” and “flickering” Folds unleashed a flood of reactions across social media sites like Twitter and Reddit. CNET’s Galaxy Fold review unit is undamaged.  Share your voice “Look at the bright side… At least it didn’t burst into flames,” tweeted Twitter user Taz Goldstein, referencing Samsung’s recalled Galaxy Note 7.  “In a mass production, there’s always some defective units. But I prefer a product that never sees light because it doesn’t fulfill the quality standards of a company, that a product that breaks or fails in its functionality at the two days of usage, I don’t know about you,” tweeted Twitter user Camilo RA. Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge 60 Photos “If you combined the Fold with the original Note 7 battery, you could potentially have a mini toasted sandwich maker,” wrote Reddit user Aptosauras.The $1,980 Galaxy Fold has two screens: a 4.6-inch one on the exterior that looks like a typical smartphone screen, and a second, folding screen on the interior that opens up to create a 7.3-inch display. It’s one of a number of foldable phones set to come on the market from manufacturers including Huawei and Motorola.  Now playing: Watch this: Look at the bright side… At least it didn’t burst into flames. #SamsungMakingProgress— Taz Goldstein (@TazGoldstein) April 17, 2019 Foldable Phones Tags How could you not see this coming? The #GalaxyFold is rushed “innovation,” and I just can’t grip why people would want something so fragile to fold anyway. https://t.co/Qup2YDQ3pT— Zee (@Zrighteous) April 18, 2019last_img read more

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first_img Comment Share your voice 1 A gunman in New Zealand livestreamed his attack on two mosques in March.  NurPhoto/Getty Alleged Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant will no longer be allowed to send and receive mail after a letter he wrote while in jail was posted this week to 4chan, one of many imageboards that have become destinations for people espousing hateful and extremist views. Tarrant is accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand this March, in an attack that was streamed on Facebook Live. New Zealand Corrections chief Christine Stevenson apologized on Wednesday and said Tarrant “will not be able to send or receive any mail until we have absolute assurance that the process in place for screening and assessing his correspondence upholds the safety of the public, both in New Zealand and internationally.”Stevenson added, “It is a fine balance to uphold our lawful obligations and mitigate all potential risks posed by the prisoner, however we are absolutely committed to ensuring that he has no opportunity to cause harm or distress, either directly or indirectly.”A six-page handwritten letter that appears to be from Tarrant was posted by an anonymous user on 4chan this week. The letter, dated July 4, appears to have been sent to someone in Russia.Imageboards, which long been dark backwaters of the internet, have become the focus of public attention in the wake of a spate of hate-motivated killings. A man who allegedly killed 22 people in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart is believed to have posted a racist manifesto to 8chan, another imageboard, just before the attack. Tarrant was linked to an 87-page white nationalist screed that also appeared on 8chan. 8chan has since been taken offline and its owner, Jim Watkins, has been requested to testify before Congress.The letter marks the second time this week that 4chan has grabbed headlines. A post on Saturday appeared to provide details of Jeffrey Epstein’s death before the first news reports of the disgraced financier’s suspected suicide. The 4chan post was published more than a half hour before the initial news reports that Epstein, who was held on charges of sex trafficking, was dead.4chan administrators didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Originally published Aug. 14, 11:08 a.m. PT.Update, 12:47 p.m.: Adds additional comment from New Zealand corrections chief.   Now playing: Watch this: 3:25 Why AT&T blocked 4Chan Internet Tagslast_img read more

September 9, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe late Bettye Davis was the first African-American woman to be elected to the Alaska House and Senate. (Photo courtesy of the Bettye Davis campaign)Alaska is a big mix of cultures. A lot of that diversity starts with the first people of the state but many people from other ethnicities came to Alaska for military or government service, to work in the oil industry, fisheries or for adventure. Black Alaskans fill roles in all these areas plus more. As part of black history month, we’ll discuss what their experience has been like through the decades on the next Talk of Alaska. HOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Cal Williams, former President of the NAACP Anchorage chapterRosa Foster, retired Anchorage School District principal and educatorLINKS:Related: HistoryMakers to document diversity of Alaska African Americans as part of national projectShiloh Community Development, Inc. will be hosting weekly Black History Month events around Anchorage. For a full list of events, click here.PARTICIPATE:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

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first_imgMany women in the commercial fishing industry say sexual harassment is part of the job. But, being on a boat for weeks or months at a time can make harassment hard to escape and seeking help especially difficult. Now, there’s a push to make the seas safer for women. Still, others say it’s a problem they want changed. Robin McAllistar and two of her crew members on the deck of F/V Valiant Maid during the late-80s.(Photo courtesy of Robin McAllistar) “Basically, another way to look at it, is as an anti-harassment policy for this group of people,” she said. McAllistar is speaking from experience. When she was fishing in the ‘70s and ‘80s, at times, she was the only woman on the boat. Her advice for young fishermen like Hureta: find a way to get off the vessel if they feel unsafe. Milne said that his industry is already good at vetting people to make sure they are safe to work with. Burnham is a commercial fisherman, and she hopes the list will be used as a roadmap that will help women who are seeking work in the industry stay safe. Eventually, she would like to push for boats and organizations to implement written policies on sexual harassment. But for some, a verbal agreement is enough.   “People recognize that it does happen in circumstances,” Milne said. “But in the smaller family boats that I’m associated with, I think people don’t have any tolerance for it. So there’s not really an issue I would say.” “The truth is, I really like the wild west of the ocean, just the way it is, and the fleets just the way they are,” she said. “But people should be sexually safe.” Back at McAllistar’s house, she said more needs to be done to tackle the issue.   Elma Burnham is the founder of Strength of the Tides. It’s a grassroots movement that aims to support and empower women who work on the water. The organization hosts events, profiles women in the maritime industry on social media and fosters community. But the main part of the movement is asking fishermen, boat captains and others in the industry to sign a pledge demanding zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault. Burnham publishes the list of those who have made the pledge online. It’s hard to say just how common McAllistar’s experience was during her time fishing and if things have changed in the decades since. Statistics on sexual harassment in the industry aren’t readily available. The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights does take complaints about sexual harassment and discrimination, but it doesn’t receive a large number from the fishing industry specifically. The next day, she hopped onto another boat. While the experience didn’t drive her to quit fishing altogether, that was her last season and now she works as a therapist.center_img “It’s better to say it ahead of time than regret it later,” McAllistar replied. “You can hop a tender when you’re done delivering fish….” McAllistar said. “If things have gotten bad, don’t negotiate with them that you’ll be dropped later. Get off the boat.” “It’s really sad that that has to be said but it’s important to know,” Huerta said. Malcolm Milne owns the (F/V) Captain Cook and manages a crew of four. He’s also president of The North Pacific Fisheries Association, a commercial stakeholder group. Milne said he’s supportive of what Burnham is doing. He already talks to his crew about sexual harassment but doesn’t have a formal policy because he said he’s not that official about things.  “The one thing I don’t approve of is more paperwork, necessarily,” Milne said. “I have plenty to do as it is.” McAllistar has experienced her fair share of bad situations. She said she once was stuck on a boat with a captain who was constantly drinking. She said he assaulted her in her room and she had to fight him off. He adds it has been a topic of discussion in his industry group, most of whom are small boats employing a handful of people. McAllistar said she’s seen more women enter the industry over the years, which she said is the most promising sign of change. Robin McAllistar is sitting on her couch when her younger friend Jude Huerta walks through the door. Huerta is 19 years old and wants to commercial fish for the first time this year. McAllistar fished commercially years ago, and recently the friends have been talking about how Huerta can remain safe as a woman new to the industry. “I mean physically grappling and trying to get through and get out and get away,” she said. “I wasn’t raped, but that was only because I got out.”last_img read more