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Saskatchewan school shooter gets life no parole for 10 years

first_imgMEADOW LAKE, Sask. – A young man who killed four people and injured seven others in shootings at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 10 years.The shooter, who was weeks away from his 18th birthday when he killed two teenage brothers, a teacher and a teacher’s aide in La Loche, Sask., was sentenced as an adult.Judge Janet McIvor called the shootings “senseless” and “coldly horrific.”McIvor said the events of January 2016 have had a great impact in the northern community with fewer teachers willing to work there and an increase in substance abuse and suicides.The shooter pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attemptedmurder.The young man, who is now 20, apologized to his family before he was sentenced in Meadow Lake, Sask., today.last_img read more

Dead fin whale spotted floating off PEI cause of death not known

first_imgCHARLOTTETOWN – A dead fin whale has been spotted floating in waters off P.E.I.Federal Fisheries officials say the carcass was seen during a recent aerial survey east of the Island.They say the cause of death is not yet known and the department is determining next steps.Marine mammal experts have recently confirmed the deaths of six North Atlantic right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.They have determined that two suffered blunt trauma, but it’s too early to rule out other underlying problems.The group says a third whale had a chronic entanglement, and all of the carcasses were in an advanced state of decomposition.last_img


first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Who inspired you to follow your dream to pursue acting?I got in to acting in my early-20s. I didn’t really have an particular inspirations at the time. Nowadays, I admire Danny Glover who had epilepsy yet persisted on in his acting career.What challenges have you faced in the entertainment industry? What has been your most rewarding experience?Being open about having epilepsy is something that is a double edged sword. I like that I can be a voice for epilepsy but it frustrates me when I hear someone assume that I can’t play a role because I have epilepsy. I’m capable and physically fit and people should ask me what my limitations are rather than basing their judgement of me on an episode of ER they watched 20 years ago. Here’s the gist of it: Epilepsy can’t stop me from filming any sort of scene unless the scene requires me to drive. Other than that I don’t have any restrictions. And my seizures are under control with medication so I’m not a potential liability to a project… Something I found rewarding was being allowed to audition for The Grudge reboot. I love that genre! I didn’t get the role but it was an honour to be allowed the opportunity to audition.\What is your favourite type of character to play?… I enjoy characters where I am not typecast. I like playing roles that are not the “traditional Indian woman” character.What market do you currently work in? Are there other areas you would like to work?I presently work in the Saskatchewan market BUT I’M OPEN TO RELOCATING FOR A PROJECT!!! I would love to work in Toronto, Vancouver or Atlanta. I’d be happy to work anywhere there is work! Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img We recently had the opportunity to chat with Janice MacGregor …Check out the Q & A below!As a child, did you want to be an actor, or did it fall into place through other activities?As a child acting never crossed my mind. I was incredibly shy and I have traditional parents who pushed me towards a more conventional line of work. They wanted me to be a doctor. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook What advice would you give to someone new trying to make it in the acting industry?Do this for you. Don’t do this to get famous. Acting for the sake of fame or money is a crime against the art of storytelling. Learn from other artists but don’t compare yourself to others. And don’t rely on being beautiful or handsome to get by in the industry. There is always going to be someone who is better looking than you so focus on being the best artist you can be.What fuels your passion?I have a deep love for storytelling through the arts. Playing different characters, bringing them to life, and creating a story behind them is a great creative outlet.What is something about you that most people would never guess?I’m about 4″ shorter than people think I am! And I collect garden gnomes.If you were to do it all over again, would you do things exactly the same? Do you have any regrets? Successes that make you proud?I would do it all the same. Regrets are lessons in disguise so I try to focus on learning and moving forward rather than harping on what I could have done differently. I can’t go back in time so I don’t waste time wishing I had done something differently. I’m proud of every role I have ever played. I’m proud of certain auditions and callbacks even if I ultimately did not end up getting the role.FOLLOW JANICE ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebook: By:  Darlene MorrisonCLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL INTERVIEWS IN OUR ASPIRING TALENT SERIESIf you are an aspiring talent and would like to be featured in our Aspiring Talent SeriesContact Darlene via email at morrisonmediasocial@gmail.comOpen to all (e.g. Actors, Models, Singers, Dancers, Producers, Directors, etc.)last_img read more

Kensington Palace braced for new deluge of Diana floral tributes as 20th

first_img“Looking at us then we must have been in just this state of shock.” The Duke added: “What was very peculiar but obviously incredibly touching was everybody crying.“The wailing and the crying and people wanting to touch us…again I was 15 and Harry was 12. It was like nothing you can really describe, it was very unusual.”This time, as seasoned working members of the Royal Family and mental health campaigners, the brothers will seize control of their own public appearances to commemorate their mother.Although they have not confirmed a walkabout at the makeshift Kensington Palace gate memorial, they will attend a reception on Wednesday to celebrate Diana’s charity work in the White Garden built for her.The Prince of Wales is understood to be spending the anniversary privately in Scotland. On Friday, six days ahead of the anniversary, banners, framed photographs and flowers had already been mounted at the palace.One woman, in her 70s, had travelled from Russia with an embroidery of the princess’ face, made by hand 20 years ago.”I wanted to come and see where she stood, the place where she walked,” she told the Telegraph. “She was such a special person.”Charlie Presley, from the US, left a message reading: “Princess Diana, forever missed. Forever loved. Your sons have made you proud. They are fine men you who would have been an AMAZING grandmother. Rip”A spokesman for Historic Royal Palaces said opening hours for Kensington Palace and the sold-out Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition would remain the same on August 31 with “robust existing staffing plans” are in place to deal with the volume of interested visitors.A spokesman for Althorp confirmed it will be closed to the public on August 31. Visitors have already travelled from Russia and America to lay personal tributes.This year, the late princess’ family home of Althorp Estate will close to the public for the day, with admirers of the princess able to visit only up to the 30th and again from the 3rd. The Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry look at floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales outside Kensington Palace on September 5, 1997Credit:Anwar Hussein/WireImage The estate had opened for the 10th anniversary, when Earl Spencer invited special guests and charity representatives in for a memorial.The Earl has recently unveiled a restored memorial to the princess, with an extensive redesign of the Oval Lake where she was laid to rest. Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children attended a ceremony to rededicate the grave in June, on what would have been the “Granny Diana’s” birthday.Instead, this year’s anniversary will see admirers focus on Kensington Palace, in scenes likely to bring back memories for the Duke and Prince on their doorstep. They have recently spoken candidly about the week following their mother’s death, in which they stepped outside the palace to see flowers, read cards and meet fans at the ages of 15 and 12.Speaking as part of a BBC documentary, due to be broadcast on Sunday, Prince Harry recalled returning home from Balmoral to find “what seemed like hundreds of thousands of flowers scattered from the gates of Kensington Palace all the way down to Kensington High Street”.“I remember people screaming, people crying,” he said. “I remember people’s hands wet because of the tears they’d just wiped away from their face. Tributes placed by the gates of Buckingham Palacecenter_img Tributes placed by the gates of Buckingham PalaceCredit:GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images Tributes are already beginning to appear at the gates of Kensington Palace ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death @SBSNews— Brett Mason (@BrettMasonNews) August 25, 2017 The Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry look at floral tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales outside Kensington Palace on September 5, 1997 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. Staff at Kensington Palace are braced for a new deluge of flowers and tributes, as well-wishers from around the world flock to commemorate Diana, Princess of Wales.The Golden Gates, to the south of the palace, have been allocated for banners, cards and flowers remembering the Princess on the 20th anniversary of her death, as the palace’s “robust” security staff are briefed to direct people there.The palace, home to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, will become the focal point for those wishing to actively pay tribute to their mother, mirroring the sea of flowers which spontaneously formed after her death on August 31, 1997.last_img read more

Korba West awards FLSmidth with Indian coal handling contract

first_imgFLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately EUR36 million (DKK265 million) by Korba West Power for supply and installation of a 1,800 t/h coal handling plant. The plant is to be used for Korba’s upcoming 2×600 MW power plant, currently under construction at Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, India. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avantha Power & Infrastructure.The order comprises track hoppers, paddle feeders, stacker, reclaimers and pipe conveyors as well as a belt conveyor system, ring granulators, vibrating grizzly feeders and trippers. FLSmidth electrical and air pollution control equipment is also included in the supply. Group CEO, JØrgen Huno Rasmussen, commented that the coal handling package was the sixth material handling order awarded to FLSmidth in just seven months.last_img read more

Dijana Stevin in Hungarian Siofok

← Previous Story Ivano Balic is now free as a Bird Next Story → Kielce wants to host EHF EURO 2016! New hall or expanded “Legion”? Dijana StevicSiofokSiofok handball Serbian right back, Dijana Stevin (26) has found third team in last 12 months. After Buducnost Podgorica and French Nimes, Stevin will try to find an “old form” in Hungarian Siofok. Stevin is the member of Serbian NT squad for a few years, participated at EHF EURO 2008 and EHF EURO 2010. Before Podgorica, she won Serbian Championship with RK Zajecar.

TDs to support abortion amendment to provide for medical terminations

first_imgA NUMBER OF TDs from across all parties are set to work together on an amendment which could see pregnant women with babies suffering from fatal foetal abnormalities be provided with terminations or early inducements in Ireland.The development comes after an afternoon meeting between advocacy group Terminations for Medical Reasons (TFMR) and a number of deputies, advisers and other stakeholders at Leinster House yesterday.A total of 18 TDs and one Senator attended the session during which nine women and one man discussed the tragic loss of their babies. The stories were met with palpable emotion from those in the room.Fine Gael’s Simon Harris noted that he had never been at a briefing where there were no questions or requests for clarification from the floor. He said, for him, the issue at hand was not one about abortion, pro-choice or pro-life it but a “specific issue that needs to be dealt with”. He told the women that the retelling of their experiences had a “profound impact”.He was one of three Fine Gael deputies to offer vocal support to the group as they seek an amendment to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.Wicklow TD Andrew Doyle, who revealed that one of his children died shortly after childbirth 24 years ago as she suffered with anencephaly, also signalled his support for the women, noting that suicide ideation (which is included for in the heads of bill) is more “abstract”.Dublin South-Central deputy Catherine Byrne thanked the women for sharing their “precious” memories, adding that there “has to be room somewhere” in the bill.Independent Richard Boyd-Barrett, who chaired the meeting, said he will now work with a cross-party group on possible amendments. He also recalled his own personal tragedy, telling the room about the death of his baby girl not long after she was born.He explained that he and his partner did not have a choice as they did not know the diagnosis of the baby but that it was “clear to them after that people in these traumatic situations should have all options open to them”.TFMR says it has received legal advice from a number of experts that indicate an amendment to provide for medical terminations where the foetus is not compatible with life would be constitutional.Arlette Lyons, Fiona Walsh, Ruth Bowie, Sarah McGuinness, Julie O Donnell, Agatha Corcoran, Deirdre Conroy and Gaye Edwards.Arlette Lyons was adamant that the group is seeking legislation for a specific category.“Our babies had fatal conditions,” she said. “It is so specific. They are non-viable. They are not going to live. There are no ifs, no maybes, no chances.“We were given 100 per cent diagnoses by scientists and doctors. We want women with fatal foetal abnormalities to be cared for by their own country.”All nine women who spoke recalled the trauma of having to travel to the UK for terminations after being told their babies would not live. Most broke down in tears as they shared the memories of various fatal syndromes such as anencephaly.Ruth Bowie remembered her trip to an abortion clinic in England. There were hen parties on the plane over, she said. Her husband had to sneak in the back door of the clinic and pay money through a hatch before the procedure. Afterwards, they contemplated going to the cinema for some quiet.“We can’t change the diagnosis but we can change the treatment,” she concluded.Sarah McGuinness Moylan, whose baby Molly born and died in December 2009, asked those in attendance to close their eyes and imagine being given the news of your baby’s fatal diagnosis. “Now imagine being asked to leave your country,” she added.Her husband John, sitting next to her as the only man in the group, described his family as the “victims” of those who have a “fear of the floodgates”. “We are pandering to a staunch minority.”“If England never helped us, this would have had to be dealt with by now. Why are we so far behind?”“We all value life. What we don’t value is torture and suffering,” concluded Sarah.“I don’t want anyone else to bring a child home in the boot of their car,” was Jenny’s last sentence before the tears came. Her daughter Jessica was born less than a year ago. She died at Liverpool Women’s Hospital and was taken home by ferry before she was buried in the local graveyard.“She was a person to us.”Deirdre Conroy, the woman at the centre of the ‘D’ case which was heard at the European Court of Human Rights, was last to take the stand.Like two of the other women speaking before her, she spoke of the stigma and secrecy that she dealt with when she lost her twins 11 years ago.“We are looking for nothing extreme here. Just decency, dignity and compassion.”TFMR continues to meet and offer support to women whose babies have been diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities. The group’s website can be found here. They can be reached by email: Support group Leanbh mo Chroi can also be found on Facebook, or contacted by email at or by telephone on 086 747 4746. Letter: TFMR ‘disappointed’ at exclusion from abortion hearingsMedical Terminations: ‘Ours is a very specific, heartbreaking and clear-cut case’last_img read more

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Alaskas Bat Population Probed

first_imgDownload Audio It’s 1 a.m., and the dim glow of the sun just peaks over the horizon at Potter Marsh, a popular bird watching spot in South Anchorage. Veronica Padula and Keegan Crowley, both students at the University of Alaska, meander down a zig-zagging boardwalk and scan the horizon. The two researchers aren’t trying to spot cranes or herons. They’re looking for bats.A map of the Little Brown Bat’s known range in Alaska. The Little Brown Bat is the most common bat in the state (Alaska Department of Fish and Game).“It’s like a treasure hunt,” Padula says with a chuckle.  “Last night we were really stoked when we finally found a bat.”Padula and Crowley have been patrolling Potter Marsh for the past week trying to determine where bats feed, so they can come back later with nets to catch the animal for study. To assist in the hunt, Crowley uses a small ultrasonic recorder that measures the frequency of bat calls.“When they’re feeding you’ll see a bunch of small, shorter calls because they’re trying to be really accurate to find the tiny insects,” Crowley explains, before being interrupted by the shrill chirp of a bat weaving through a meadow a few feet in front of him.After consulting the recorder, Crowley and Padula determine the bat is feeding. Next week they plan to set up nets in the area to catch the critter.The research at Potter Mash is part of a broader effort to try and understand bats in Alaska. While the mammal occupies a huge swath of land between the Brooks Range in the Arctic and Alaska’s southernmost boarder with Canada, they remain mysterious.  “What we don’t know about bats far outweighs what we do know,” says David Tessler, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.For example, scientists don’t know whether the mammal spend their winters in Alaska or migrate, if they nest in caves, trees, or man-made structures, or how long they’ve occupied the far north.  And while there are six known species of bats in Alaska—most living in south-east—there could be more.“There aren’t many times in wildlife biology…where you can embark on something entirely unknown,” Tessler says, “and we know almost nothing about bats here, so that’s exciting.”But the lack of information could make it hard to protect Alaska’s bats from the fungal disease White Nose Syndrome. First discovered in New York in 2006, the disease covers bats in white splotches of fungus, and causes them to come out of hibernation in the winter and act abnormally.Little Brown Bat affected by White Nose Syndrome (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)During the early days of the disease there were reports of swarms of bats hovering over interstates during wintertime daylight hours—a time period bats typically spend hibernating. Some caves were found overflowing with tens of thousands of dead bats. And the animal displayed erratic behavior, such as flying into people and objects. To date, the disease has killed more than six million bats in twenty five states and five Canadian provinces.“It has been called the greatest wildlife disease of our lifetimes and it’s impacting the mammal in a major way,” says Jeremy Coleman, national White Nose Syndrome coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  “We are seeing demise akin to the passenger pigeon and the American bison.”While White Nose Syndrome hasn’t made it to Alaska yet, that doesn’t mean the state’s safe. Researchers say the disease is traveling about 200 miles per year, and the fungus could potentially spread throughout all of North America. If it finds its way to the last frontier, White Nose Syndrome could wreak havoc on the state’s ecosystem. One obvious impact would be an increase in the number of small insects.“It’s estimated that one bat can eat as many as 5,000 mosquitoes a night,” Tessler says, “so they’re actually very, very useful in controlling pests.”With such a shortage of information on Alaska’s bats, though, it’s hard to know if or when White Nose Syndrome will arrive. Which is why Veronica Padula and Keegan Crowley are romping through Potter Marsh in the early morning hours, trying to find and catch the nocturnal mammals.“It helps us get to know better where they’re roosting and if they’re staying here over winter or migrating,” Padula says. “A bat in the hand can tell us many, many things.”last_img read more

Has MS Dhoni cost India the World Cup

first_imgBut then New Zealand got their act together and started accumulating dots and stopping boundaries. The required run-rate begin to climb. While Jaddu was trying his heart out, Dhoni was only looking for singles with the occasional two. Commentators waxed eloquent about the finishing abilities of Dhoni. But it wasn’t him but Jadeja who was getting India closer. Because of the all-rounder, India needed less than 40 off the last 4 overs and time had come for even Dhoni to throw caution to the wind and start smashing boundaries.New Zealand brought on their most reliable death bowler in Trent Boult. The first four balls of the over had produced very few runs. More than 30 were needed and delveries left were running out. Jadeja, in desperation, went for another big hit but got a huge top-edge that went miles up in the air and it was New Zealand’s captain Williamson who took the catch.Dhoni still believed the job could be done and gave himself the strike for the last two over and hit the first ball of the 49th over for six. He then got a rude bouncer that he fended away and went off for a couple of runs as the wicket-keeper had to chase the ball. But Martin Guptill came charging in, grabbed the ball and delivered a direct hit that caught Dhoni just short of the crease. That was the match for the Kiwis. Twitter/Cricket World CupMSD scored 50 off 72 balls at a strike rate of 69.44. Jadeja scored his 77 runs off just 59 balls at a strike rate of 130. You have to wonder whether, if Dhoni had shown more intent and hadn’t thrown the responsibility of hitting the big shots solely on Jadeja, things could have been different. It seemed like Dhoni was banking on the fact that New Zealand will have to use Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham, not their best bowlers, in the last couple of overs so he can chase any target down at the end.But in cricket, taking the game into the last couple of overs is always very risky. Strange things happen, like the Guptill direct hit. Dhoni’s decision to play ultra-defensively and leave things to the last over didn’t work. You wonder whether it was the right tactic. Twitter/Cricket World CupThere had been so much criticism of MS Dhoni for not showing enough intent in this tournament. The same thing seemed to be happening today again. India looked down and out from the game at 92/6 with only Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja left at the crease.But then Jadeja decided to become India’s answer to Carlos Brathwaite and played an unimaginably good innings. New Zealand have struggled with their death bowling and that weakness was exposed again. But Jadeja was just sublime. He played shots cleaner than any of the accomplished batsmen and managed to time the ball better than others.But, Dhoni seemed to be in a world of his own. He was happy to just turn the strike over to Jadeja and block those balls which were too difficult even to get a single. This meant that the entire responsibility of keeping India in the game and keeping the required run-rate from going through the roof was on Jadeja. And the boy from Saurashtra was delivering. India needed 90 of the last 10 overs but in the first part of these last 10 overs India seemed to be winning the contest with Jadeja striking the ball cleanly to the ropes and sometimes over them as well.last_img read more

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Rana Plaza volunteer commits suicide

first_imgNowshad Hasan Himu. File photo: UNBA man, who volunteered in rescue operations after the Rana Plaza collapse, reportedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire in Birulia of Savar on Wednesday night.The sister of Nowshad Hasan Himu, 27, said he was “deeply affected” by the tragedy that claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people six years ago. Himu was the son of Sarder Abul Hossain, of Babor village Patuakhali district in Barishal.Himu was also an active member of left-leaning Bangladesh Chhatra Federation and Ganosamhati Andolon.Former Chhatra Federation chief Saikat Mallik said that the man set himself on fire around 9:30pm on the sixth anniversary of the tragedy.He was taken to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital where the physicians pronounced him dead, said Azgar Ali, sub-inspector of Savar model police station.His body has been handed over to his family after an autopsy, police said.The 2013 Rana Plaza collapse put the spotlight on the poor working conditions at factories in Bangladesh, the second-largest exporter of RMG products. It took place several months after a fire killed over a hundred workers at another factory.The government has since been working to improve the situation in the sector, which earns most of its foreign currencies.last_img read more

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You Gotta Believe in Me Holiday Tour Aims to Uplift Baltimore Youth

first_imgEbony Archer, artist, motivational speaker, and youth philanthropist will host a community event, The “Gotta Believe in me Holiday Tour” from Dec. 1-6, in Baltimore, Md. at the Angel Events Center located at 1810 Cherry Hill Road.The tour is designed to provide an outlet and platform for youth, young adults and performers of positive influence to join in motivating inspiration to society and give optimistic change during the holiday season. The event will include live performances from artists within the Baltimore area and abroad. During the event, it will feature youth summits, community-networking events, a Christmas craft & shopping event with various vendors, and workshops for the youth encouraging positive behavior and empowerment. The holiday tour assists in efforts to create programs for troubled youth in many cities.last_img read more

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Whats The What Small Businesses Struggle In Wake Of Riots

first_imgCommunity members aid in the clean up at Pennsylvania and North Avenues following the riots. (Photo by J.D. Howard)Last week I attended the Maryland Business Recovery Workshop on Morgan State University’s campus. The event was ostensibly about connecting small businesses damaged by the riots with state and federal agencies who could help them with loans, grants, insurance questions ,and other such matters.What it turned into was a searing indictment of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s handling of the riots, accusations that the police did not care about small crimes, and worry that something similar would happen again by a group of close to 100 businesses owners and operators.Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford opened the event by saying, “A lot of the challenges the city has were not caused overnight or a couple of weeks ago. We’re going to be looking to long term solutions to address some of those challenges. And you’re part of that. Getting you back up and running, and helping you to expand and to be able to do business in the city. To be able to hire. To be able to pay taxes. All of those things. Hopefully we’ll be able to lower the taxes. To be able to be productive is what our objective is.”What followed were presentations from the Small Business Administration, the Maryland Insurance Commission, the Department Business and Economic Development, the Baltimore Development Corporation, and several others. The entire spiel took several hours and by the time the floor was opened to general questions at the end the mood had shifted from one of expectation to anger.The main problem seems to have been that many of the talks focused on giving new loans to people who already had massive loans from running their businesses. And while several of the representatives of the various agencies stressed that they did offer forgivable loans – loans that would not have to be paid back if certain conditions were met – much of the audience took issue with having to take on a another loan instead of receiving some form of government assistance.Otman Damoun, owner of Charles Village Dollar Plus, was one such speaker. “A loan is a sword hanging over your head that takes a piece of you every month. If you’re not going to give us a grant then you may as well tell us to close down,” he said. “We need people to come invest in Baltimore. Just yesterday someone got mugged behind my store and it took the police 30 minutes to get there.”As a parade of proprietors continued to lambaste what they saw as the city not doing enough to help them, many of the representatives seemed stunned by the vitriol. Kerry DeVilbiss, East Team Director for the Baltimore Development Corporation, said “You’re right. We’re sitting up here on a panel trying to help you all and you’re out there running your businesses. As a Baltimore resident and part of a third generation of businesses owners I know this [the riots] rocked your world.”The shadow of more riots hung in the air. Asked by a business owner if more riots would happen if the six police officers indicted in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody were acquitted, DeVilbiss paused and then said, “Will it happen again? I don’t know. I certainly hope it won’t.”As with many discussions of events in Baltimore, race and class were an undercurrent. Lewis Evans, president of On Demand Labor Baltimore, a temporary worker agency, brought it to the fore when he said, “Many of the people here, they had no problem destroying neighborhoods. They [the rioters] destroyed your business because you destroyed their neighborhood. Many of these businesses don’t deserve to go back into the neighborhood. When I see stores with lines of Black customers but no Black employees, I wonder what they’re doing for the neighborhood.” Evans’ statements were met with an uncomfortable silence and the meeting broke up soon thereafter.Murders are up. Tourism is down. Drugs from the looted pharmacies have flooded the streets. Summer is here and school is out. The question is what, if anything, can the mayor do to make Baltimore not only safe for tourists but its residents as well?Kamau High is a journalist living in Baltimore and can be reached at read more

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Macs Attacked by North Korean Hackers What to Know

first_imgThink Macs can’t get infected? Think again.Credit: Aleksandar MalivukThe North Korean state-sponsored hackers called the Lazarus Group have deployed their first Mac malware ever, Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab reports. The malware, part of a campaign that Kaspersky labeled “Operation AppleJeus,” was used to successfully hack into an Asian cryptocurrency exchange platform, presumably to steal digital currency.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 “The company was breached successfully, but we are not aware of any financial loss,” Vitaly Kamluk, director of the Asia-Pacific division of Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team, told BleepingComputer.MORE: Best Mac Antivirus SoftwareThe attackers hid their malware on a fake website that pretended to belong to a cryptocurrency trading-software developer — a classic “watering hole” attack that leads potential victims to danger. The website offered cryptocurrency-trading apps for Mac and Windows, with each containing malware to infect their respective systems.An employee of the trading platform downloaded the Windows version, which contained a remote access trojan (RAT), which grants hackers remote administrative control over their victims’ computer.While there has historically been more malware out there for Windows users, Mac malware has faced a rising tide in recent years, although adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are more prevalent on Macs than true malware.If you’re a Mac user, don’t fall for schemes like this. A lot of Mac malware deceives the user into installing it, despite Apple’s best efforts, so be very careful about installing free online tools or pirated software. It’s also important to run Mac antivirus software — but be careful of “scareware” popup ads that claim your Mac needs to be cleaned. We’re big fans of Kaspersky’s Internet Security for Mac.This post originally appeared on our sister site Tom’s Guide. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameKiller or Socializer – which character are you?Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Customs to trial automated departures

first_imgSource = ETB News: P.T. Ms Miller said that travellers would place outbound passenger cards in a nearby drop-box rather than enter the data at a kiosk, with this data collection process eventually becoming automated. The departures process would be similar to the current use of e-passports by inbound travellers at SmartGates. Trials are expected to run for 12 months, testing a range of different initiatives and concepts. “You will then do an identity check and confirm that you have got authority to leave Australia… subject that being okay, the gate will open and away you go,” Australian Customs and Border Protection Service national manager of passenger policy and practice Robyn Miller said.center_img These preliminary trials will set the stage for an eventual rollout of the new automated technology to all Australian airports, if the pilot model is successful, ZDNet reported. “We are going to be adapting what we do over the period of the trial and try to come up with a model which will work successfully for travellers and be adopted nationally,” Ms Miller said. Australian Customs and Border Protective Service will trial new technology at Brisbane Airport this month, which enables automated departures for Australian and New Zealand travellers.last_img read more

Private air travel for executive and leisure passe

first_imgPrivate air travel for executive and leisure passengers has never been as easy or comfortable or more of a value proposition than with Air Platinum Club, a totally new concept in the category. Launching July 6, 2009, this exclusive members-only club not only offers the finest in air travel in well-appointed Gulfstream GIV SP corporate jets, which can accommodate 12 people for flights up to 10 hours, the Miami-based company also provides use of its spacious luxury watercraft, self-driven exotic sports vehicles, beach-front condominium and personalized concierge services, among other offerings.Air Platinum Club’s member rates are well below standard charter prices, yet inclusive of services and benefits. Annual membership packages begin at $163,000. As an incentive for charter club members, Air Platinum Club is offering a Founder’s Program, which features 10 percent free flight time for those who join by July 31, 2009.This new era in executive and leisure private travel was conceived by Air Platinum Club Founder and CEO Mickael Cohen, a pilot who has been involved in the private air industry since 2001. “Private air travel is here to stay. It is efficient and practical,” said Cohen. “Air Platinum Club goes a step further – we provide the kind of personalized services and amenities on an exclusive membership basis that makes the entire travel experience truly premium and stress-free, while still delivering value to the bottom-line.” Headquartered at the Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF), the largest of Miami-Dade County’s general aviation airports, Air Platinum Club offers round-trip jet service to any destination in the world. What’s more Air Platinum Club facilitates all additional transportation needs for members in any given destination.Air Platinum Club owns it own fleet of planes, yachts and cars and employs a full-time staff of seasoned pilots, yacht captains, crew, chauffeurs and maintenance technicians. All 10 Air Platinum pilots are full-time and gold-rated.Reservations can be made with as little as 24 hours notice and from the moment they are greeted at the airport’s exclusive Turnberry Aviation facility, a world-class hangar with state-of-the-art amenitiesand benefits, Air Platinum Club members enjoy the comfort, privacy and efficiency typical of privately owned business aircraft – with none of the hassles, delays and congestion of bustling airports. Members are required to arrive only 30 minutes prior to their scheduled departure and can wait in a private lounge or meeting room. An Air Platinum Club representative attends to luggage at all times and takes care of the requisite formalities, including check-in process. A hostess remains at travelers’ disposal throughout the flight to accommodate requests. The planes feature fully reclining seats, flat-screen televisions, sofas, desks, club tables, galleys and large windows. Complete onboard communication facilities are offered as well.Limousine service is provided upon arrival and prior to departure for all flights. In South Florida members can choose to be chauffer-driven in the club’s Rolls Royce Phantom or Cadillac Escalade ESV or, in a high-adrenaline alternate, drive themselves in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other exotic sports car. Private and secure parking is available at all airports. Helicopter transport for connecting flights at major airports can be arranged.Luxury yachts like the Doral Alegria 50 and the Lazzara LSX Quad 75, which accommodates 16 people, are also offered to members in South Florida as is a three-bedroom, three-bath condominium at the plush Acqualina Resort & Spa situated on four and a half beach front acres in Miami Beach. The Acqualina boasts two acclaimed restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program.Safety FirstAir Platinum Club is an Aero Air Charters partner. Corporate shuttle flights are operated under Department of Transportation regulation Part 135 by Aero Air Charters as a direct air carrier and Air Platinum Club as an indirect air carrier. Commitment to best practices in pilot training and experience, progressive aircraft maintenance and flawless safety histories are requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Part 135 operators serving the clients of Air Platinum. FAA-certified Part 135 air carriers providing service to Air Platinum Club members are carefully reviewed by leading safety programs.One-time “Experience Package”Air Platinum Club offers a one-time “experience” package for interested members that includes a single, round-trip flight to any destination in the continental U.S.www.airplatinumclub.comlast_img read more

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Unemployment drops to 88 per cent in December 2018

first_imgUnemployment decreased to 8.8 per cent (8.5 per cent for males and 9.1 per cent for females) in December 2018, compared with 8.9 per cent in November 2018 and 10.3 per cent in December 2017, according to Eurostat.In December 2018 in Cyprus 39,000 individuals were unemployed compared with 40,000 in November 2018 and 44,000 in December 2017. Youth unemployment in Cyprus was 18.7 per cent during the 3rd quarter of 2018, or 7,000 individuals.Meanwhile the euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 per cent in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6 per cent in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008.The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6 per cent in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 7.2 per cent in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000.Eurostat estimates that 16.3 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 12.9 million in the euro area, were unemployed in December 2018. Compared with November 2018, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 75,000 in both the EU28 and the euro area. Compared with December 2017, unemployment fell by 1.533 million in the EU28 and by 1.174 million in the euro area.Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates in December 2018 were recorded in the Czech Republic (2.1 per cent), Germany (3.3 per cent), Poland (3.5 per cent) and the Netherlands (3.6 per cent). The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (18.6 per cent in October 2018), Spain (14.3 per cent) and Italy (10.3 per cent).You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs 2019 Sugandha Date Wins Show

first_imgSugandha Date from Nagpur was announced the winner of Zee TV’s singing-based reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs on Sunday and was presented with a trophy and cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.”I am very happy that I have become the winner of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’. I could make everyone proud and live up to their expectations. I wasn’t sure about winning, but I had a feeling that if I’ll give my best then I might win,” said Sugandha. “I will save the prize money (Rs 5 lakh) for my life’s best opportunity. My whole journey on ‘…Li’l Champs’ was beautiful,” she said.Pritam Acharya and Mohammad Faiz were announced the first and second runner-ups, respectively. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs 2019 was judged by Amaal Malik, Richa Sharma and Shaan. Television actor Ravi Dubey was the host of the singing reality show.Jeet kar sabka dil ban gayi hai Sugandha #SRGMPLilChamps par suro ki sartaaj. Many Congratulations to @SugandhaDat@singer_shaan @TheRichaSharma @AmaalMallik @_ravidubey#MusicSeBadhengeHum— Zee TV (@ZeeTV) June 9, 2019″Sugandha was consistently performing well throughout the season. She truly deserves to win and I wish her all the best for a great career in music,” Shaan said.Richa Sharma also congratulated the winner. “I have seen a consistent growth in this kid as a performer. Sugandha has always taken the feedback well and has worked constructively on her singing abilities week after week to improve herself to the fullest,” she said.Praising Sugandha, Amaal Mallik said, “The simplicity and honesty with which she undertakes her craft, doesn’t come easy. It’s what makes her a singer, that’s a class apart. She’ll go a long way and I’m sure she’ll flourish in the areas she taps.”Follow @News18Movies for more amaal mallikMohammad FaizPritam AcharyaRicha Sharma First Published: June 10, 2019, 8:07 AM ISTlast_img read more

John Abraham Emraan Hashmi to star in Sanjay Guptas Gangster Film

first_img bombay to mumbai journeyEmran Hashmigangster filmsjohn abraham First Published: June 11, 2019, 8:51 AM IST Actors John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi will be seen starring in filmmaker Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming gangster drama film. His last film in the gangster space was Shootout At Wadala (2013) with John Abraham & Kangana Ranaut leading the cast. Known best for his ensemble cast and noir style of filmmaking, Sanjay is set to do another casting coup. John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi are roped in for the film. This will their first film together. The gangster drama is set in the 1980s and 1990s. The film traces the evolution of Mumbai from Bombay and the key events that transformed the story of India’s fabled metropolis. Events like shutting down of mills and arrival of a high rise, the gang wars and murders like the Khatua Murder which became a turning point in the story of Mumbai, the nexus between politicians, cops, the underworld and the business fraternity are said to be focal points of this gangster drama shooting of which will begin in July. After setting the Box office on fire with cult classics like Kaante, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Zinda, Sanjay Gupta’s last release was Kaabil which had Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam in the lead.About his new film, which he states is close to his heart , Sanjay said in a statement, “It’s my 3rd outing with John and I’m super excited to work with Emraan, I have always wanted to work with him and I am back to my base of film making, gangster dramas and all I can say is, its Good to be home.” The yet-untitled epic gangster saga is produced by Gupta’s White Feather Films and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series.Follow @News18Movies for more last_img read more