First Nation hockey team competes in firstever allgirls tournament in Ottawa

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN NewsWhat started as a pipe dream became a reality for an all-girls hockey team from Fort Hope First Nation.The Rez Girls travelled to Ottawa to compete in their first-ever all-girls pee wee tournament on Friday.“I think they did amazing,” said Rebecca Jerome, the team’s coach and a teacher in the fly-in community. “They had a rough start but they were able to get comfortable with the ice and were working together and talking to each other on the ice and the best thing was them supporting each other especially their goalie.”Jerome has been working with the 16-member team since September to get to them to the nation’s capital.For many of the girls, it was their first trip beyond the Thunder Bay area, and it wasn’t just about hockey. They had the chance to tour Ottawa, including Parliament Hill and the Canadian Museum of History.Allison Norman, the team’s general manager, says it took a lot to bring the team on this trip.The girls started fundraising through businesses and corporations, but when word got out the generosity flowed. The team received donations from the community of Markham for the jerseys, plus donations of quilts, backpacks, hockey equipment and food.Steve and Katie Koopman, of Kingston, launched a GoFundMe page, to help take the team to an Ottawa Senators game.Steve Koopman says the page has raised more than $10,000 – far beyond the initial $3,000 goal.“We’re already trying to get them a little bit of a jump toward next year’s tournament or even assisting with equipment in the future,” he said.last_img read more

Justice ministers push feds for answers on support for pot legalization

first_imgVANCOUVER – Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in fewer than 10 months.British Columbia Solicitor General Mike Farnworth said he hopes this week’s meeting between federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her provincial and territorial counterparts will provide more answers about how the Canadian government intends to make good on its plans to legalize pot by summer 2018.“Obviously, I think the July time frame is a challenge,” he said. “But right now that’s the timeline, that’s the time frame that we’re working towards.”The justice ministers began two days of meetings in Vancouver on Thursday. Besides pot, the agenda includes discussions around how the justice system deals with people who don’t disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners and the fallout from a Supreme Court of Canada decision that puts a time limit on how long it takes to prosecute a criminal charges.Manitoba Justice Minister Heather Stefanson said in a statement that her government wants more clarity on how the Canadian government intends to support provinces in implementing The Cannabis Act.Stefanson stressed the importance of developing proper policy to address road safety and enforcement, regardless of the regulatory regime.“Our primary concern regarding the legalization of marijuana is the health and safety of Manitobans,” she said. “The federal government must recognize that rushing into something of this magnitude presents tremendous risks.”Ontario Justice Minister Yasir Naqvi described the deadline as tight but added that his province is working diligently to be ready by July 1, 2018.Ontario became the first province to make public its plans for legalized cannabis last week, unveiling the outline of a regulatory system that restricts sales to stores operated by its own liquor board.“The timeline is fast approaching and we have not been wasting our time, fully recognizing that a lot of work has to be done,” Naqvi said.He added that Ontario developed its plan following extensive consultations and that other provinces and territories will have to find their own way.The federal government has come under fire for what appears to be a hands-off approach to regulating the sale and policing of marijuana once it becomes legal.Brian Patterson, head of the public safety group Ontario Safety League, said he is shocked by the federal government’s commitment to an unrealistic deadline that is politically motivated and will put Canadians at risk.The group released a position paper earlier this month titled “Too Far, Too Fast,” urging the government to slow down and consult more extensively with police forces, health agencies and provincial governments.“Before you open the pool you better check the chlorine levels and know what’s going on. And we’re just opening the pools because it’s Canada Day,” Patterson said.“Spitballing in the dark seems to be the method being used to stick to that date.”Patterson also criticized the absence of scientific evidence to back some of the federal government’s positions, such as allowing 18 year olds to smoke when health professionals have said exposure to marijuana can negatively impact developing brains in people as old as 25.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said repeatedly it is important to act quickly to get marijuana out of the hands of youth, who he says have easier access to weed than beer.Youth health experts urged a House of Commons health committee earlier this week to develop extensive prevention and public-education campaigns focusing on the harmful effect of marijuana, warning that stronger regulations alone will be ineffective in deterring kids from smoking pot.Representatives from several law enforcement agencies warned the federal government that there was zero chance police would be ready in time to enforce new laws for legalized pot.— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

Section of 100 Street near 103 Avenue to be closed this week

first_imgLocal traffic only will be permitted between 102 Avenue and 103 Avenue northbound on 100 Street.The city is reminding drivers and pedestrians to obey all construction signage, the instruction of flaggers, and reduce speed to keep workers safe.Construction is expected to be completed this week.For more information, and for further updates, you can visit the City of Fort St. John’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Starting Wednesday, August 21, a section of 100 street will be closed as the City starts construction on the storm sewer system near 103 Avenue.According to the City, during construction, 100 Street at 103 Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic, with only one lane of southbound traffic available.The city says the sidewalk on the east side of 100 Street will also be closed between 102Avenue and 103 Avenue.last_img read more

MDP youth wing President arrested

“Shauna is well known internationally for her non-violent pro-democracy work and for her climate change advocacy, and was featured in the film THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, about former President Nasheed’s first year in office,” Ghafoor said.She also had interactions with the Sri Lankan media after Nasheed resigned from the Presidency in February this year and later claimed he was forced to resign. Shauna was recently received at meetings with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and the Indian government as part of former President Mohamed Nasheed’s diplomatic delegation to the U.S. and India. Ghafoor said that the MDP is deeply concerned for Shauna’s safety, due to the documented abuses of other detainees held in police custody since the coup d’etat on 7 February. The MDP calls upon the government of the Republic of Maldives for her immediate release. Maldivian opposition Democratic Party (MDP) Youth Wing President and Policy Secretary Shauna Aminath was arrested in Male this evening and is currently being held in police custody in the Dhoonidhoo detention island.Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, the MDP spokesperson for International Affairs, told the Colombo Gazette in an email that at this time the charges against her are unknown. read more

CBSL says latest Moodys ratings unwarranted

“In fact, based on satisfactory programme performance, the Sri Lankan authorities and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reached staff-level agreement following the fifth review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme on 26 October 2018, and the agreement was to be announced on 29 October 2018. The programme discussions are currently on hold, pending clarity on the political situation,” CBSL said in a statement. These investments would be sourced through enhanced credit lines for state banks from the Middle East and East Asia, together with remittance and tourism related inflows. In addition, the US dollars 500 million enhancement, in February 2019, to the syndicated loan obtained from CDB is also on track. This means that by February 2019 more than USD 2 bn will be mobilized. This would more than cover all the ISB payments due in 2019. In addition the buffer can be further built up through USD 600 mn expected as disbursements from bilateral and multilateral agencies during next year.Meanwhile, domestic financing conditions have shown considerable improvement through spaces created and debt management strategies introduced recently. This has reduced the roll-over requirement of Treasury bonds and SLDBs in 2019, 2020 and in the medium-term. The Treasury bond maturities, which amounted to over Rs. 600 billion in 2018, are lower in 2019 and 2020, amounting to around Rs. 450 billion and Rs. 290 billion, respectively. Similarly, SLDB maturities, which amounted to around US dollars 2.3 billion in 2018, have also been reduced to around US dollars 0.62 billion and US dollars 0.82 billion in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Further, the new acquisition of government securities by the banking sector has increased by only 1.5 per cent in 2018 as against the trend increase of around 5 per cent in recent years. These developments along with resource availability among institutional investors highlight the substantial space that exists to meet financing requirements from the domestic market. Continued fiscal consolidation, particularly with the positive primary balance and the Active Liability Management initiatives, are expected to further strengthen the government’s fiscal operations in 2019 and in the medium term.Given these parameters, the CBSL is of the view that the recent rating action by Moody’s is unwarranted. Such an action only on the premise of heightened political uncertainty, with no evidence of slippages in macroeconomic policies, cannot be justified. These measures will further strengthen the country’s foreign reserve adequacy, and would enable timely servicing of external obligations while intervening cautiously in the foreign exchange market to prevent a disorderly adjustment of the exchange rate. In addition, the fiscal and macro prudential measures that are already in place are expected to result in an improvement in the external trade balance as well, thus reducing pressure on external reserves and the exchange rate.Arrangements have already been made to ensure Sri Lanka’s track record of meeting debt obligations on time is sustained. In order to meet the Government’s external liabilities of International Sovereign Bond (ISB) maturities of US dollars 1 billion in January 2019 and US dollars 500 million in April 2019, the authorities have already built a buffer fund from proceeds of the divestment of Hambantota port and the syndicated loan of China Development Bank (CDB).The space provided under the Active Liability Management initiative not exceeding a limit of Rs. 310 billion also provides for building required buffers and spaces to meet future debt service payments.In addition, the issuance of Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) of around US dollars 750 million to US dollars 1 billion during the remainder of the year and in early 2019 is now at an advanced stage of completion. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is of the view that the decision by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) on 20 November 2018 to downgrade the Government of Sri Lanka’s foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings from B1 (Negative) to B2 (Stable) does not properly reflect the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals, and therefore unwarranted.The CBSL said that Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic position has neither deteriorated nor has there been any policy slippage since Moody’s last rating decision in July 2018, in spite of the recent developments in the country’s political sphere. CBSL said that Sri Lanka’s current level of gross official reserves (GOR) amounting to US dollars 7.2 billion is sufficient for the country to meet its external debt obligations in the period ahead. In addition, as a precautionary measure, the CBSL has initiated negotiations with central banks of friendly nations with regard to obtaining foreign currency SWAP facilities of sizable amounts. read more

Weekly Summary Corporate dividends name changes new listings

NEW YORK — Changes announced in corporate dividends Sep. 16-Sep. 20.INCREASED DIVIDENDSAmerican Tower Corp .95 from .92BRT Apartments .22 from .20Great Southern Bancorp .34 from .32Ingredion Inc .63 from .623Mackinac Financial .14 from .12Masco Corp .135 from .12Microsoft Corp .51 from .46TTEC Holdings .32 from .30OTHER CORPORATE NEWS AND LISTINGS:Stock Splits This WeekViveve Medical Inc 1 for 100 reverse splitACQUISITIONS AND MERGERSMINIMUM VALUE $350 MILLIONChesapeake Lodging Trust – Park Hotels and Resorts Inc (2.7B)Speedway Motorsports Inc – Sonic Financial Corp (800M)Total System Services Inc – Global Payment Inc (21.5B)Tribune Media Company – Nexstar Media Group Inc (6.4B)NEW STOCK LISTINGSNYSEBank of America pfd NCapital One Financial Corp pfd IEnvista Holdings Corp (IPO)Fortress Transport & Infra Investors LLC pfd APing Indentity Holding Corp (IPO)Public Storage 4.875pc pfd INASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETSDatadog Inc (IPO)Exagen IncPennant Group Inc (The)STOCKS REMOVED FROM TRADINGNYSEBT Group plcNASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETSChina TechFaith Wireless Communications Tech Ltd ADSCORPORATE NAME CHANGESFamous Dave’s of America Inc to BBQ Holdings IncThe Associated Press read more

Security Council urges all parties in Burundi conflict to cease fighting

“Members of the Council reiterate their strong support for the Arusha Agreement as the basis for the resolution of the conflict in Burundi and are united in the belief that there is no military solution to the conflict,” the current Council President, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury of Bangladesh, told the press. “Armed groups should not pursue their agenda through violent means.”In a press statement following the Council’s meeting on Burundi, Ambassador Chowdhury said the Council members also encouraged the dialogue between the Government and the rebels and called upon the countries in the region to use their influence to bring the armed groups into the peace process. They endorsed the findings of the Council’s mission to Burundi, and repeated their call on the Forces for National Liberation and Forces for the Defence of Democracy to enter into the Arusha process and refrain from any violent action. Members of the Council noted the progress made in advancing the peace process at the session of the Implementation Monitoring Committee in Arusha from 28 May to 4 June. They also reiterated their full support for Nelson Mandela, the Facilitator of the Arusha process, and regional initiatives to bring peace to the troubled central African country. read more

Liberia UN airlifts first of two Nigerian battalions to wartorn capital

Despite inclement weather in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, a total of 142 troops and their equipment had been deployed to Robertsfield airport from Freetown, Sierra Leone, where they had been a part of the UN Mission in that country, known as UNAMSIL. The Nigerian troops are to form part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) force that will police implementation of a recent ceasefire agreement between the Liberian Government and the country’s two main rebel factions, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and the Movement for Democracy and Elections in Liberia (MODEL). In a press briefing today at UN Headquarters in New York, Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, told reporters that the airlift would continue over the coming days and, barring any unforeseen development, was expected to be completed by 17 August. Two months of nearly non-stop fighting between Liberian rebels and government forces has devastated Monrovia. Countless civilians have been killed or wounded and hundreds of thousands of others have streamed into the capital seeking refuge from the fighting. Many have been living in the streets with little if any access to clean water, sanitation and food. UN agencies have called the conditions “horrific” and say the city is now in the grips of a cholera epidemic. Last Friday, the UN Security Council authorized the establishment of a multinational force to support implementation of the ceasefire, as well as a follow-on UN stabilization force. Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed the move, saying, “Now that this resolution has passed…I would hope that when the multinational force gets there, it will bring some hope and relief to the Liberian people as we prepare to deploy a UN peacekeeping operation.” Mr. Annabi said Monday the deployment of the second Nigerian battalion and its equipment – to be transported by the United States – was scheduled to begin around 15 August. The UN, through UNAMSIL, would sustain and provide logistical support to the two battalions for an initial period of 30 days until a contractor, with the support of the US, took over, he said. He pointed out that because of the ongoing downsizing of UNAMSIL, instead of being redeployed to the world body’s logistics base at Brindisi, Italy, some of the Mission’s assets were now being redeployed to Liberia. Mr. Annabi said that in anticipation of Friday’s action by the Council, preparation had already begun for the follow-on peacekeeping force. As was usually the case in such situations, preparations were also underway to send a technical survey mission to Monrovia as soon as security conditions permitted. In addition, the UN was in touch with potential contributors to that follow-on peacekeeping force and would soon be meeting with them to firm up all arrangements for their deployment and ascertain exactly what countries were prepared to participate and what assets and equipment they were prepared to offer. Also as part of the planning process, an Integrated Task Force (ITF) on Liberia was being established and was expected to hold its first meeting this week under the chairmanship of Jacques Paul Klein, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia. Video of the press briefing read more

Takeaway boss has twoyear manslaughter sentence overturned after death of schoolgirl with

Three leading judges allowed an appeal by Kuddus, of Belper Street, Blackburn, ruling that his manslaughter conviction “cannot stand”. Sir Brian Leveson, announcing the decision, said Megan’s order, including the comment about nuts and prawns, was seen by Rashid.There was “no evidence” that the order printout or comments on her order were “seen by or passed on to” Kuddus.Sir Brian said: “The difficulty with the approach in this case was that it was not suggested that the appellant was armed with notice that Megan fell into the category of those in respect of whom a reasonable person in the position of the appellant could have foreseen an obvious and serious risk of death by serving the food that he did.”He knew nothing of the allergy which she had declared.”In those circumstances, the conviction for gross negligence manslaughter cannot stand.”Although the appeal judges overturned Kuddus’ conviction, Sir Brian warned: “There is now a general awareness of the potential risks to those who suffer from allergies and, as a result, it should be understood that the courts will rigorously scrutinise the way in which restaurants discharge the duty of care that they owe such customers.”But Sir Brian said that the case against Kuddus, who spoke little English and had only taken over the restaurant from Rashid the previous year, “in circumstances in which Mr Rashid continued to manage it”, was based “solely upon his failure to introduce appropriate systems at a time when he knew nothing of prospective customers’ allergies”, and there was “no evidence that he was at any stage notified of Megan’s allergy”. Rashid, of Rudd Street, Haslingden, was jailed for a total of three years.He was found guilty of manslaughter, and also convicted of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.He received concurrent jail terms of six months and four months for those offences.Kuddus admitted those charges and was given concurrent sentences of five months and three months.Sir Brian said no application had been made for a retrial against him on the manslaughter charge. A takeaway boss found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolgirl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal containing peanut proteins has won an appeal against his conviction.Mohammed Abdul Kuddus was handed a two-year jail sentence in November over the death of 15-year-old Megan Lee, who died from an asthma attack after eating food from the Royal Spice in her home town of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.But Court of Appeal judges, sitting in London on Thursday, quashed his “unsafe” conviction for gross negligence manslaughter.Nut allergy sufferer Megan and a friend ordered a meal online from the takeaway using the Just Eat website on December 30 2016, and wrote “prawns, nuts” in the comments section of the webpage.Despite that, the food delivered, including a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan, contained peanut proteins.Megan suffered a severe allergic reaction and died in hospital two days later on New Year’s Day 2017.A Home Office pathologist concluded her death was caused by a fatal asthma attack precipitated by an allergic reaction to nuts.Kuddus, the sole director of the takeaway, who also worked there as a chef, was convicted of manslaughter by a jury at Manchester Crown Court in October last year, along with manager Harun Rashid, who had previously sold the business to him. Mohammed Abdul Kuddus (left) and Harun Rashid (right)Credit:Cavendish Press/Ricky Champagne Mohammed Abdul Kuddus (left) and Harun Rashid (right) Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

WCh 2015 Russia beat Norway – Two derby matches without winners

← Previous Story Kielce win in Barcelona! Next Story → EHF CL: PICK Szeged still nightmare for the Lions! Here are the complete results of the Women’s World Championship 2015 – Day 1 in DENMARK.GROUP A:Montenegro-Serbia 28:28Hungary-Tunisia 39:20Denmark-Japan 30:21GROUP B:Netherlands-China 42:21Cuba-Poland 22:27Sweden-Angola 37:23GROUP C:Argentina-DR Congo 23:15France-Germany 30:20Brazil-South Korea 24:24GROUP D:Romania-Puerto Rico 47:14Spain-Kazakhstan 31:10Norway-Russia 25:26 Women’s World Championship 2015

Furious Serbs smash Poles in Gdansk

Fantastic performance of the Serbian national team in Polish city of Gdansk – 37:32 (20:14). Serbs,led by new coach Jovica Cvetkovic, played best match in the last few years enough to outplay the fourth team from the Olympic Games in Rio.Match began with numerous counter-attacks on Serbian side, which led Balkan guys to 11:3 after 14 minutes. Poles only came on 22:18 in 37th minute, but that was the smallest gap between two teams…POLAND – SERBIA 32:37 (14:20)POLAND: Vyszomirski, Schmal – Bielecki 6, T. Gebala 5, Dasek 4, Lijewski 3, Jachlewski 3, Nogovski 2, Łyžva 2, Kus 2, Przybylski 2, Dacko 1, Jurkiewicz 1, Syprzak 1, Gierak.SRBIJA: Milić, Arsić – Nenadić 10, Đukić 7, Stojković 7, Zelenović 6, Ilić 3, Šešum 3, Abutović 1, Marković, Rnić, Radivojević. ← Previous Story Xavi Pascual about win in Belarus: Romanians can be proud on this team Next Story → ROAD TO CROATIA 2018: Clear wins of favorites read more

Married couple found dead in house on Galway Mayo border

first_img Short URL By Sinead O’Carroll Source: Eamonn FarrellUpdated 21.39THE BODIES OF a man and woman have been discovered at a house near Irishtown, County Mayo.Gardaí confirmed they have been in attendance at a scene close to the Galway border this evening.The couple have been named locally this evening as Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald. A married couple, Tom was in his 70s and Kitty was in her 60s.Tom Fitzgerald is understood to have been heavily involved in local voluntary organisations.It is understood a third person – a man in his late 30s – has been taken to hospital and is being treated for injuries.At present, it’s also understood that gardaí are keeping an open mind regarding the investigation.“Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the bodies of a man, late 70s and a woman, mid 60s at a house in Irishtown this afternoon shortly after 3pm,” a spokesperson for the force said this evening.A man in his late 30s was also discovered at the scene with serious injuries. He was taken to Galway University Hospital.“The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and the bodies of the deceased remain at scene which has been preserved for technical examination,” they added.Additional reporting Cianan BrennanFirst published 18.08Read: Kinahan associate ‘Fat Freddie’ Thompson arrested in DublinRead: Emergency services at the scene of apartment fire in Clongriffin Married couple found dead in house on Galway / Mayo border The couple have been named locally as Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald. Share155 Tweet Email3 136,991 Views http://jrnl.ie/3057574 Nov 1st 2016, 9:35 PM 45 Comments Tuesday 1 Nov 2016, 9:35 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Illuminer lintérieur des cellules grâce à une protéine

first_imgIlluminer l’intérieur des cellules grâce à une protéineUne équipe de scientifique a créé une molécule qui est capable d’éclairer les cellules vivantes de l’intérieur. La lumière turquoise alors émise permettra d’étudier les interactions existantes entre les protéines intracellulaires.Depuis les années 1910, grâce à des CFP (protéines fluorescentes cyan), il est possible d’observer des processus auparavant invisibles, comme le développement des cellules nerveuses dans le cerveau ou la propagation des cellules cancéreuses dans le corps. Toutefois, le signal de fluorescence restait faible puisqu’il ne convertissait que 36% de la lumière bleue incidente en lumière cyan. Mais ce problème a été résolu grâce à l’équipe dirigée par Antoine Royant de l’Institut de Biologie Structurale (CNRS/CEA/Université Joseph Fourier) et les chercheurs des Universités d’Amsterdam et d’Oxford et de l’ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility). À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il a fallu pour cela comprendre comment les CFP stockent l’énergie incidente avant de la réémettre sous forme de lumière fluorescente. Ce sont tout d’abord les équipes de Grenoble et d’Oxford qui, grâce aux rayons X du synchrotron ESRF, ont décelé d’infimes détails permettant d’expliquer le phénomène. Ce sont donc différents atomes individuels à l’intérieur des CFP qui sont responsables de la fluorescence et les chercheurs sont parvenus à identifier la partie de la molécule qui avait besoin d’être modifiée pour augmenter le signal de fluorescence. De son côté, l’équipe d’Amsterdam dirigée par le Professeur Theodorus Gadella s’est servie d’une technique de criblage innovante pour étudier des centaines de molécules CFP modifiées. Comme le rapporte le CNRS, les chercheurs ont mesuré leur durée de vie de fluorescence au microscope, afin d’identifier les protéines dont les propriétés avaient été améliorées. La publication parue hier dans la revue Nature Communications indique que le résultat de ces études combinées a permis au final de concevoir une nouvelle CFP, appelée mTurquoise2. Les résultats des tests effectués montrent un niveau de fluorescence de 93%, jamais atteint jusqu’ici pour ce type de protéine. Grâce à cette haute sensibilité, les scientifiques pourront désormais étudier les réactions rapides qui ont lieu à l’intérieur des cellules vivantes. Par cette nouvelle approche basée sur la connaissance de la dynamique structurale de la protéine, les chercheurs espèrent maintenant concevoir des protéines fluorescentes améliorées avec des couleurs différentes pour d’autres applications.Le 22 mars 2012 à 19:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Armed robbers fatally shoot patron inside Miami pawn shop

first_imgOne man, officials said, smashed casings and grabbed jewelry while the other subject took aim at a man in his 60s before opening fire. “The victim that died on the scene received one gunshot wound,” said City of Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat.The subjects then fled the scene in what may have been a red SUV driven by a third subject. “A red SUV was seen fleeing from the area in the northbound area, on 17th Avenue, just minutes after the robbery took place,” Fallat said.“I stopped there when I heard all the commotion from the police,” said witness Luz Rodriguez. “Then, I stopped and looked that way, and they were running in there.”Miami Police went through security cameras near the building in hopes of finding a new clue. “There is surveillance video that may have captured the images from beginning to end, so that’s something detectives are looking at,” Fallat said.If you have any information on this shooting and robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police continue to search for two armed suspects, who fatally shot a man inside a Miami pawn shop, Thursday.Police said two men stormed into Value Joyeria y Prestamos, located at 717 S.W. 17th Ave., and shot a patron during a robbery of the store.The patron, a man in his 60s, was shopping for a television at the time with his friend. The victim died on the scene.The medical examiner arrived on the scene Thursday night as detectives continued to track down the shooter.City of Miami Police worked well into the night.“We had heard a gunshot, and we ran over,” said Gamal Baez, a nearby store owner. “People know they have money. Unfortunately, they’re at a disadvantage to these crooks and these thieves.”Police officers rushed to the pawn shop after an alarm went off, at 1:30 p.m. They said the store was filled with customers and employees at the time of the shooting. last_img read more

Electricity conservation still urged to refill Southeast hydro lakes

first_imgRecent photo of the Tyee reservoir. (Courtesy Southeast Alaska Power Agency)Petersburg’s utility director doesn’t foresee the need for more diesel power generation this spring but says the community’s conservation measures will continue to help hydroelectric reservoirs refill this spring.The community this month is on hydro power from the borough’s plant at Crystal Lake on Mitkof Island as well Tyee Lake near Wrangell, owned by the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA.“The term that SEAPA uses is we’re almost close to making the turn, which is a seasonal change to warmer temperatures, not only more rainfall instead of snow, but snow melt in the watersheds,” said Karl Hagerman, Petersburg’s utility director. “And we are very close,” he added.Both Wrangell and Petersburg ran diesel generators this winter to make up for dwindling hydro reservoirs in the midst of an ongoing drought. This past week has seen several weather systems with significant rainfall.“It did help on the south end a little bit better,” Hagerman said. “Swan Lake is responding to a better degree than Tyee is from the recent rainfall. Tyee is not drafting down continuously like it was before those rain events so it did take a jump up by a half, three-quarters of a foot for both of those rain events. But then as temperatures come down at night and the loads go up, we see less water coming in during periods of colder temperatures and also the increased loads in the morning peak of the system in Wrangell and Petersburg really draw the lake down quite dramatically.”Swan Lake is one of Ketchikan’s hydro power sources and it’s not currently providing any power to Wrangell and Petersburg. Likewise, Tyee Lake is only powering Wrangell and Petersburg. That lake this month is up more than three feet from its low point in March but continues to fluctuate daily.  The level of the Petersburg borough’s Crystal Lake meanwhile is climbing slowly.Hagerman said historically lakes start to refill rapidly at the end of this month and the beginning of May but that has not started yet. His message: conserving electricity is still a good idea.“It’s always a good idea I think to push conservation until we’re absolutely positive that the lakes were on the rise and the turn has actually come upon us,” Hagerman said. “So I would just encourage folks to if you’ve created new habits in conservation to continue those for the short-term anyway.”Hagerman does not anticipate having to run the backup diesel generators again in the short-term in place of hydro generators. He said SEAPA is drafting a plan to keep Wrangell and Petersburg off diesel except for maintenance work. However, diesel power could still be needed again if this summer is dry like last year’s.last_img read more

Once a strongman Ershad now shuttles between home and hospital

first_imgJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. UNB File PhotoAn iron man, who had ruled the country for nine years before forced to resign through a strong democratic movement in 1990, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad is now counting his final days shuttling between home and hospital with his fast falling health.The 89-year-old army-officer-turned politician became inactive in politics and was hardly seen at any programme since mid-November last year.The former military ruler has been suffering from various old age complications, including low haemoglobin and liver problems, high bilirubin and serious knee pain.Apart from poor health condition, party insiders said Ershad is also suffering from mental agony due to family feud over distribution of his assets, nomination of a party successor and inattention by some of his party senior leaders.Ershad received treatment aboard and at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka at different times over the last eight months.Taking to UNB, Ershad’s press secretary Sunil Shuvo Roy said the JaPa chief got affected by fever on Tuesday night and was taken to the Dhaka CMH on Wednesday morning as his condition deteriorated.He said Ershad was admitted to the same hospital earlier on 22 June.“Our chairman now often needs to visit the CMH as his condition is unstable.”JaPa acting chairman and Ershad’s younger brother GM Quader said his brother’s health condition has improved much by the time.“Physicians said his condition improved 40 per cent in the last two days. They, however, said they still didn’t receive some of his medical test reports.”Asked whether there is any possibility to send Ershad abroad for better treatment, Quader said they are still not thinking about it.“My brother told me that he has confidence in the treatment of the CMH physicians, and he’s willing to receive treatment there,” he said.JaPa secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga said their ailing chairman’s condition is not stable enough to send him abroad for better treatment.“If his condition improves, we’ll take an initiative to take him out of the country for treatment.”Another Jatiya Party leader, wishing anonymity said, Ershad has long been very sick and unable to walk and speak up clearly.He said Ershad’s wife Raushan Ershad has been maintaining a distance with her ailing husband since she is unhappy as he made GM Quader JaPa successor and donated his most of his assets to a trust.“Our chairman is also unhappy over the behaviours of some other of his relatives.”Besides, the Jatiya Party leader said some party influential leaders, who are loyal to Raushan, are also avoiding Ershad. They hardly visit him.However, Raushan Ershad visited her husband at the CMH on Thursday along with some other relatives.Ershad’s declining health condition came to the spotlight as he was admitted to the CMH on 27 November last year, before the 11th parliamentary elections. On 10 December, he went to Singapore for treatment and returned home on 26 December, four days before the elections.Ershad again went to Singapore on 20 January for treatment and returned home on 4 February.The Jatiya Party, which joined the 11th parliamentary elections as the key partner of the ruling Awami League-led Grand Alliance, bagged 22 seats and Ershad was elected MP from Rangpur-3 constituency.Fight to have brother as successorRaushan had reportedly established her control over the party before the 10th parliamentary elections in 2013 taking a stance against Ershad’s decision of boycotting the polls, and subsequently was elected as the Leader of the Opposition in parliament then.But Ershad regained his control over the party before the 11th general elections held on 30 December and became the Leader of the Opposition in the current parliament.He had also picked his brother Quader to run the party in his absence on 1 January and appointed him as the deputy leader of opposition three days later.In a similar bid on 18 January 2016, the JaPa chairman tried to make Quader as his successor by making him as party co-chairman which was foiled by the leaders close to Raushan.Amid strong resentment in the party, Ershad removed Quader from the post of the deputy opposition leader on 23March, nominating his wife Raushan for the post.The maverick former military strongman, known for frequently changing his decisions, Ershad reinstated his younger brother GM Quader as party chairman in his absence on 6 April.A day after nominating Quader his party successor, the JaPa chief donated his all assets to a trust, fuelling the family feud further.Rise and fallBorn on 1 February 1930 in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal in India, Ershad, the then army chief, took over the state power from president Abdus Sattar on 24 March 1982, introducing the martial law.He formed ‘Jatiya Party’ in 1986 and was elected president the same year, triggering huge protests by other political parties.Amid a fierce combined movement by the opposition parties, Ershad was finally forced to step down on 6 December 1990.He was later accused of corruption as well as other offences, and put behind bars for years.After six years of confinement, Ershad was released from jail on bail on 9 January 1997.last_img read more

Facebooks Campbell Brown Weve Been Caught FlatFooted on Data Scandal

first_imgBrown also acknowledged that it was a mistake for Facebook to threaten legal action against the U.K.’s Guardian prior to the newspaper publishing a story about Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook data. “Not probably our wisest move,” she said.On Wednesday, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg addressed the swirling controversy about the misappropriation of data on 50 million users by Trump-affiliated political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, after several days of staying mum.In an interview that aired later on CNN, Zuckerberg apologized for the situation and vowed that Facebook will do better to protect user privacy. He also said he would be willing to testify before Congress and said Facebook would be open to the “right regulation” of the industry.Asked why it took Zuckerberg as long as he did to come forward to speak on the issue, Brown said there is a “tension” between getting out immediately with statements that “may be half-baked” versus “doing the legwork internally to find out what happened… and come out with answers and how you’re going to address the problem.”Facebook will have to make significant changes, said Emily Bell, director of Columbia U.’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, also speaking on the panel. Today, Facebook “is designed for the recirculation of content that is largely undifferentiated.”“It’s been a horribly mishandled crisis,” Bell said about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The key question is, “Can engineering solve cultural problems?”The writing on the wall is that there will be regulation around how internet companies handle data, across the globe, said Jason Kint, CEO of Digital Content Next, a digital-media trade organization. “It’s going to go to the core of the business model,” he said.On the subject of how Facebook evaluates the credibility of news sources, Brown was asked if Breitbart News was a reliable source. “To some people, it is,” she responded, adding that Facebook has not publicly released its internal ranking metrics — designed to curb the spread of “fake news” in users’ News Feeds — about news sources. Popular on Variety Facebook was blindsided by the user-data scandal that has grabbed the headlines in the past week — and the company has undergone an “awakening” to deal with the crisis, said Campbell Brown, the company’s head of news partnerships.“We are in a position now where we have to be judged by our actions,” said Brown, speaking Thursday on a panel at the Financial Times’ Future of News conference in New York City.Brown, a former CNN host and NBC News reporter, joined Facebook in January 2017. “Inside the company — and outside the company — people are very upset. I’m  upset. This breach of trust that’s happened, as Mark [Zuckerberg] described it, doesn’t feel good for anyone.”“We’ve been caught flat-footed,” Brown continued, saying Facebook was “focused too much on the positive” and not the negative aspects of the platform. “There is an awakening that is taking place inside the company where the mentality is ‘all hands on deck’ to address this.” Richard Gingras, VP of news for Google, said emphatically that it is absurd to expect internet companies to make editorial decisions about news they surface on their platforms or to decide what is a “legitimate” news organization. “The world of expression on matters of public policy… are many and varied,” he said.“It’s a search engine,” Gingras said about Google, and it should let people find anything in the “legal corpus” anywhere on the internet.Regarding Rupert Murdoch’s suggestion that Facebook pay news publishers a “carriage fee” in the same way cable operators pay TV networks, Brown said the analogy isn’t quite right. People subscribe to pay TV to watch specific networks, whereas “people come to Facebook to share content with friends and family,” she said.According to Brown, Facebook is focused on two areas to help news organizations monetize content on the platform: developing a paywall service to let publishers sell subscriptions; and bringing news video into Facebook Watch, its long-form video service.“We are funding news in Facebook Watch, and my hope is we will be able to create a successful news destination for Watch” to let partners monetize video over the long haul, she said. Brown added, “If you’re trying to build a business around predicting what an algorithm is going to do to your traffic, that’s going to be rough ride.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Office essentials to beat the heat

first_imgDressing up for work in the heat can be a challenge. When it comes to workwear, finding the right balance between comfort and style is a must, say experts. Here are some tips to consider:Lace Tops: White lace top paired with a pencil skirt and a pair of high heels is a perfect wear for a summer day at work.Floral print skirts: From day outs to dinner, a floral printed skirt can be a 9 to 5 bottomwear. Team it up with your solid white tees. This look totally wins on versatility. This gels well with good white sneakers as well as subtle nude heels. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShirt dresses: An effortless shirt dress is the perfect workwear for the warmer months. Add a pair of kitten heels for a chic summer office looWide legged trousers: Lend a polished and refreshing vibe to your work look with the wide legged trousers that can be worked in versatile ways. Pair these trousers with a loose-fit shirt and high heels to make a lasting impression.Formal sheath dress: Sheath dresses are the best ‘Go-to’ options when it comes to workwear. They are chic and comfortable and ideal for the summer. They come in a variety of colours and styles ideal for all body types. Pair these with stilettos and you are work ready. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShirts: Summer is the perfect time to flaunt your shirts. Experiment with versatile cuts, colours and to up your style quotient at work. Opt for shirts that aren’t too tight fitted or clingy to ensure that your comfort isn’t compromised. Pair your shirts with a slim-fit cotton trouser and complete your look with a pair of pumps.Jumpsuits: The one-and-done outfit saviour is ideal for summer. They are comfortable, stylish and can be carried out effortlessly. Forget your daily woes of pairing your outfits and just jump into jumpsuits with breezy silhouettes to run through a busy workday. Style your jumpsuit with trendy footwear and wear subtle makeup to look stunning.Blouses: A flirty ruffle in a sleeveless silhouette is ideal for transitioning from day to night. Easy stripes are also a good way to beat summer heat.Pants: Black pants are officially here to stay. Also, a well-fitting pair of white pants will be your summer saviour. Just add a sophisticated pair of coloured kitten heel mules. One can even add a white blazer and it will add elegance to every outfit.last_img read more

Can LiveStreaming Video Help Me

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. More than 10 million people have used the live-streaming app Periscope, with a few million more using Meerkat and Blab, to deliver raw and unedited broadcasts to viewers of all kinds. If used wisely, this technology can also help your business connect with customers and prospects. Here, marketing consultant Lisa Illman, founder of KritterKommunity.com, explains how.I’m not exactly a TV star, so what am I broadcasting here?Stick to content that delivers the 3 E’s: educates, engages and entertains. Boutique owners can stream activity at their store, with descriptions of different clothing styles, fabrics, colors or a tutorial on how to match pieces. A pizza-restaurant owner can create a pie, toss it in the oven and offer a discussion about ingredients or the pros and cons of brick ovens. Audience members can text questions onscreen.But is any of that going to help my business? It can help drive people to you digitally. During the stream, make your web address visible in the background. Mention it several times during a presentation, and ask viewers to comment via your blog or social media channels. Ask them to sign up for your e-newsletters.Are there potential legal issues?Yes, you could be sued for featuring a customer or shopper in a video feed that promotes your business if you haven’t received their permission. Also, don’t live stream TV shows, concerts or any other copyrighted performance.Can I embed a live broadcast on my website? No, but you can save your live broadcast after it’s over, and then upload it to YouTube or another video-sharing service that allows you to embed their content on your site. This story appears in the February 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » January 25, 2016 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Eight members of criminal gang arrested in Cancun safe house

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Eight members of a drug trafficking group were arrested Tuesday afternoon in the Pehaltun neighborhood of Cancun after two members ran into a safe house.The group was captured in an intense operation by the federal police after they located a safe house in region 505. The group was discovered while police were conducting security rounds in the area around 4:45 p.m.Seeing two men carrying weapons on a motorcycle, police began to follow. When the men realized they were being followed, they headed toward a house where they ditched their motorcycle and ran inside.Eight members of criminal gang arrested in Cancun safe housePhoto: PGR CancunMore than 10 police units arrived and surrounded the house where they entered, arresting those inside. The eight men taken into custody ranged in aged from 20 to 26. Police also confiscated eight guns and three vehicles, two of which, they later discovered, were reported as stolen.Those taken into custody were transported to federal facilities in an armored police unit. Police say the house remains under surveillance and will be thoroughly inspected once a search warrant has been granted.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more