first_imgNew Delhi: In a bone-chilling incident, a man in Farsh Bazar area allegedly killed his father, chopped his body into pieces. The accused told police that his father used to scold him and in a fit of rage, he murdered him.The accused and his friend has been arrested in the case. The deceased’s family members alleged that he (deceased) had some property dispute with his family. Police identified the deceased as Sandesh Aggarwal. His brother said that the deceased lived alone whereas his family resides in another part of the house in Farsh Bazar area. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarDeputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Meghna Yadav said that they have arrested accused Aman Aggarwal (son) and his friend Ayush from Farsh Bazar. “Deceased’s son said that he was scolded by his father regarding the job. He killed him in a fit of rage and then chopped his body for disposal,” said DCP Yadav. Police further said that in more than three big poly bags, the accused had kept his father’s body parts. During interrogation, accused told us that they did not have made any plan regarding disposal. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”They might have thrown plastic bags in any dustbin or drain,” a police officer said adding that they were arrested from the spot. Deceased’s brother Rakesh Aggarwal said that there was a property dispute between him (deceased) and his family members related to the cosmetic shop owned by Sandesh.”On May 21, I made phone call to Sandesh but his phone was switched off. Later, I went to his house and knock the door. After sometime his son Aman Aggarwal opened the door,” said Aadesh Aggarwal, deceased’s brother. He further said,” When I asked him about Sandesh he told me to go and search. I went to my brother’s room which was unlocked. I again asked his son about his father but he told me that the deceased had left the house around 2 pm carrying a bag.” According to deceased’s brother, he scanned the CCTV recording but Sandesh was not seen. “I asked Aman about his mother he told me that she had gone out of station. I made phone call to Sandesh’s wife she told me to call relative’s,” added the brother. Later, Aadesh made a PCR call. Meanwhile a car stopped in front of Sandesh’s house and accused friend Ayush came out from the vehicle. Earlier the accused son stopped deceased’s brother to check his room but when the police arrived his room was searched. “When policemen strictly questioned Aman he took them to a shop which was situated in the ground floor. His friend Ayush was also there. Three polythene bags were kept and during the search, body parts of my brother was recovered,” added brother. DCP Meghna Yadav said that Aman claimed that he cut his father with the help of knife. The deceased’s family members said that Sandesh other relatives are also involved. “Family have alleged regarding the involvement of more people which is being investigated,” said DCP Shahdara. Reports were coming that he cut his father body in more than half-dozen pieces.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL — Friends, colleagues, adversaries and regular citizens lined up at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica Monday to offer condolences to the family of former Quebec premier, Bernard Landry, who died last week at the age of 81.Landry’s daughter, Pascale, told reporters the family has received tributes for their father from across the province and around the world.“The wave of sympathy really surprised and shocked me,” she said, “but it also comforted me, and what I love to see is that there are people from all over who gave us their sympathy.”Inside the basilica, Landry’s closed casket was draped in a Quebec flag next to a large photo of him.Former Liberal premier Jean Charest was one of the first who arrived to pay his respects.Charest said his former Parti Quebecois opponent “would make us suffer during debates.”Charest saluted Landry’s investments in the province’s video game industry and his economic vision for the province.“He gave economic credibility to the sovereignty movement,” Charest said.Charest’s successor, Pauline Marois, who held several portfolios in Landry’s government, struck an emotional tone.“We always have the impression that people like this will never go, will never leave us,” she said.The funeral for Quebec’s 28th premier will be held Tuesday afternoon at the basilica. His body also lay in state Saturday in Quebec City at the provincial legislature.Landry’s health had been failing in recent months, and he died Nov. 6 at home in Vercheres, Que. of complications from pulmonary disease.After Lucien Bouchard resigned as premier in January 2001, Landry replaced him as PQ leader and premier. He served two years before being defeated in the April 2003 election by Jean Charest’s Liberals.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

In the first phase the SLRCS with support from the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aims to reach 40,000 people with aid over the next 18 months. The support will consist of providing relief items, cash transfers that will help households recover or diversify their livelihoods by establishing agriculture and livestock projects or small and medium-scale business ventures.Cash transfers coupled with guidance on safer shelter construction will also be channelled to families to make repairs to their homes. During the emergency phase the Red Cross managed to reach over 200,000 people directly and indirectly through first aid, providing of food and dry rations, emergency evacuation, search and rescue, distribution of non food relief items, psychological support and through providing support for people housed at temporary camps. In Aranayake and Bulathkohupitiya the Red Cross is currently in discussion with Government Authorities in order to provide housing for the people who survived the landslide. A safer location needs to be demarcated by the Government and should be agreed by the people prior to the reconstruction efforts can take place.SLRC said that as they move away from the emergency phase they appeal to all to continue to be with the people affected by floods and landslides as they strive to return to normality and to live a dignified life. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society says it has ended the emergency phase of its operations after the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka and will shift focus on longer term recovery and reconstruction needs from today.As of now, 105 people are known to have died and many remain missing, most as a result of two deadly landslides in Aranayake, in the hills of Kegalle district. From 1st June 2016, the operation will move on towards focusing on longer term recovery and reconstruction needs of the people affected by floods and landslides. read more

“There is a wide consensus that the world’s marine capture fisheries are at a crossroads,” Nicholas Michel, the UN Legal Counsel, told the opening of a preparatory round of talks for a review conference of the 1995 Agreement for the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, to be held at the UN from 22 to 26 May.“It is widely recognized that fisheries policy now has to balance short-term economic and social benefits with the need to ensure long-term sustainability of fishery resources,” Mr. Michel observed.Participants at the meeting stressed that the treaty requires far more effective implementation, and that more countries need to ratify the treaty. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a recent report on the subject, said that certain fish stocks have “declined to the point where their commercial value has become insignificant,” while other stocks “have been so substantially reduced that their biological survival is seriously threatened.” The report found that unsustainable fishing practices such as overcapacity, overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and destructive fishing techniques are threatening the world’s fisheries and as a result, almost three-quarters of the world’s fish stocks have been overexploited or depleted. David Balton of the United States, the Chairman of the preparatory talks that will continue through this week, said the report confirmed the importance of the Agreement. “There is much more to be done,” he said.Many countries voiced concern that while the treaty must not be reopened or renegotiated, better mechanisms are needed to implement and enforce the Agreement. Others stressed that since the treaty needed universal acceptance, the discussions had to address the concerns of countries that had not yet adopted the Agreement. The treaty elaborates on the fundamental principle, established in the Convention on the Law of the Sea, that States should cooperate to ensure conservation and promote the optimum utilization of fisheries resources both within and beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone. The Agreement provides a framework for cooperation in the conservation and management of those resources. In another development, 65 experts from across Europe gathered today at the Rome headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for a meeting on how to improve global fisheries databases as a test case for improved information exchange in other areas.“Managing the world’s fish stocks is a major challenge both at present and in the future”, said Richard Grainger, FAO’s Chief of Fishery Information, Data and Statistics. “If successful, the project will help us to keep track of fisheries across the world by taking information from a wide variety of sources and providing us with rapid real-time information.” read more

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted May 17, 2013 10:58 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Election threat eases as NDP encouraged by Wynne’s response to budget demands TORONTO – Threats of a June election in Ontario eased considerably Friday when the New Democrats said they were “encouraged” by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s response to their series of post-budget demands.Even though the minority Liberal government included a list of NDP ideas in the May 2 budget, party leader Andrea Horwath issued three additional demands that she said were necessary for her support.The two leaders met in the premier’s office Wednesday so Horwath could clearly outline her second set of proposals, and Friday morning Wynne issued a statement agreeing to one, offering a compromise on another and rejecting a third.The Liberals agreed to introduce legislation this fall to create a Financial Accountability Officer to provide advice to MPPs and legislative committees on the province’s finances and the costs of proposed spending initiatives.“This new officer would be independent of the government,” Wynne said in her statement.The premier also said the government would introduce new accountability measures across the health care system, but she stopped short of agreeing to the New Democrats’ demand to give the ombudsman oversight of hospitals.However, Wynne said the Liberals will stick to a plan to allow motorists without passengers pay a toll to drive in car pool lanes, something the NDP condemned as “Lexus lanes” and demanded be dropped from the budget.Horwath issued her own statement Friday in response to the premier, and said she would hold a news conference next week to say if Wynne’s response was good enough to make sure the budget will pass.“As it’s always best to be clear and upfront with Ontarians, I will hold a media availability on Tuesday morning at Queen’s Park to respond.”Horrwath had said earlier she wasn’t drawing any lines in the sand, and her statement Friday did not indicate the NDP would argue that only the ombudsman could make hospitals more accountable.“I am encouraged that Premier Wynne is willing to put in place some of the accountability measures that Ontarians want to see,” said Horwath.“New Democrats have worked hard to ensure the provincial budget is fair, balanced and accountable.”On the one idea Wynne rejected outright, the premier noted there will have to be legislation to create the so-called high-occupancy-toll, or HOT lanes, so that would give the NDP and Progressive Conservatives a chance to outvote the Liberals and kill the idea. The Tories oppose any new tolls on existing highways.They have vowed to defeat the budget in hopes of triggering an election, so the Liberals need the NDP to make sure the fiscal plan gets approved by the legislature.Wynne had earlier expressed frustration with the NDP’s latest series of demands after the government included many of their proposals in the budget, including a promised cut in auto insurance premiums, higher welfare rates, a youth jobs program and more money for home care services. read more

Brock models will strut down the runway Saturday, March 25 to showcase the creations of local designers at the third annual Panorama Fashion Show.Hosted by Brock Fashion HQ, a student club on campus, the event takes place at the Pen Centre and will feature the work of seven up-and-coming designers.Brock University apparel, and clothing from Arlies at the St. Catharines mall, will also be showcased.“The core reason for the show is to create brand awareness for local designers and designers from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area),” said event organizer and club founder Kidisha Joseph.When the Toronto native moved to Niagara, she realized there were few outlets for budding fashion enthusiasts to express themselves creatively.“I had so many friends at Brock majoring in the sciences and other programs far from the arts who had a passion for designing clothing,” said the fifth-year Media and Communication student.Despite having the desire to design, those students had no outlet within Niagara to present those ideas.Rather than encourage them to head to fashion-forward Toronto, Joseph recognized an opportunity to introduce something new to Niagara.The Panorama Fashion Show has since proven helpful for designers looking to build their brand.“It has helped them to build clientele, interest and awareness, as well as a sense of community over appreciating art, fashion, innovation and people’s entrepreneurial spirit,” Joseph said.The show, which features Brock models, has also become a popular venue for networking.The hope is to see the event continue to grow over the years, Joseph said.To bring that vision to life, however, new executive members for Brock Fashion HQ are needed.Anyone interested in joining the club can visit the Brock Fashion HQ Facebook page for more information.Doors for Saturday’s event open at 7 p.m., with the show kicking off at 7:30.The evening, catered by the Stone Mill Inn, will feature a variety of vendors, including a number of accessory designers and small businesses.Tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance at guest service at the Pen Centre, or at the door for $25.Brock Fashion HQ will be doing a daylong takeover of Brock’s Snapchat account. To follow along and view behind-the-scenes footage, add brockuni to Snapchat. read more

Croatia handball teamIvano Balic Almost two months ago we kindly asked you to participate in our Poll on the question : “Who will become a World Champion in Sweden 2011“. We gave you a list of eight national teams, most succesful and remarkable in the last few big events. A really huge number of votes from around the Planet – more than 1500, decided that national team of Croatia is the first favourite of visitors.Balić and Co won a hard battle with a current World team number 1, France. Croatia got 28% of your votes in front of France with 26%.“Bronze” team is Poland with 13% of all votes. Fourth is Denmark with 10%, fifth is Norway with 9%. Iceland is sixth on the list with 8%, Sweden has 5% and the last team in our Poll was Germany with only 4% of all votes.Thanks for your votes and enjoy handball time in Sweden and around the globe! ← Previous Story Wenta has chosen a Polish team for WC 2011 Next Story → WC 2011 in Sweden Predictions: Croatia goes for gold! read more

first_img 19,504 Views Image: Flickr/Gareth Simpson Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article BRAZIL’S PRESIDENT MICHEL Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his official residence in the capital Brasilia.Temer surprised the nation this week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada Palace and moved with his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son down the road to the smaller vice presidential residence.The modernist Alvorada, which means Dawn and was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many. It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical center and vast lawn.But Temer, 76, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, find the cavernous, glass-fronted building spooky.“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good,” Temer was quoted as saying by Veja.“Marcela felt the same thing. Only (their son) Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it.”“We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?” he reportedly quipped to Veja.‘Bring in the priest’According to a report in Globo newspaper, Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.The Temers then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.Temer knows it well: this was his residence when he served as vice president until last year when then president Dilma Rousseff was impeached for breaking budget accounting laws.That automatically put Temer in the top job and in the Alvorada. No one filled his vacant vice presidential post, however, meaning he can now take his pick of palaces.The house moving comes in the middle of a severe political crisis for Brazil, with many of Temer’s allies facing potential corruption probes.The president himself is battling a case in the electoral court where he is accused of having benefited from illegal donations when he and Rousseff ran together in 2014.- © AFP 2017Read: Refugee targeted by trolls over selfie with Angela Merkel loses his case against FacebookRead: Donald Trump has brought in a new travel ban targeting people from six countries Mar 12th 2017, 4:32 PM Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 4:32 PM Share Tweet Email Image: Flickr/Gareth Simpson 22 Comments By AFP Short URL ‘Ghosts’ drive Brazil’s president from residence Marcela Temer brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.last_img read more

first_imgIBM tente d’imiter le cerveau humain avec une puceLa firme américaine IBM a annoncé avoir mis au point une puce informatique capable d’imiter le fonctionnement du cerveau humain. Celle-ci doterait les ordinateurs d’une véritable capacité d’apprentissage.Et si le vieux rêve des informaticiens d’imiter le fonctionnement du cerveau humain devenait réalité ? C’est ce que tente en tout cas de faire IBM, qui a annoncé la mise au point d’une puce informatique révolutionnaire. Selon ses dires, celle-ci permettra en effet aux ordinateurs d’apprendre de leurs expériences, d’élaborer des hypothèses, et de tirer des conclusions de résultats. “Les ordinateurs ‘cognitifs’ construits avec ces puces ne seront pas programmés de la même manière que les ordinateurs traditionnels aujourd’hui. Ces ordinateurs devraient plutôt apprendre de leurs expériences, trouver des corrélations, élaborer des hypothèses et tirer des leçons de résultats, imitant ainsi la plasticité du cerveau humain”, a commenté IBM cité par l’AFP. C’est cette “plasticité” qui serait la clé de voute de ces puces. “Dans un ordinateur, les connexions entre les différents éléments d’un circuit sont fixes et les programmes sont ce qui varie. Dans nos cerveaux, les connexions entre les différents éléments et les circuits sont modulables”, explique ainsi Anthony Movshon, professeur de neurosciences à l’Université de New York. Pour arriver à ce résultat, IBM a en fait gravé deux puces prototypes avec une finesse de trait de 45 nanomètres, sur du silicium sur isolant (SOI), qui contiennent l’équivalent de 256 “neurones”.Des ordinateurs intelligents contre les tsunamis À lire aussiLe mariage aiderait à prévenir les risques de démence, mais pourquoi ?Alors que le cerveau humain comprend 100 milliards de neurones, l’objectif à long terme pour le fabriquant américain est d’arriver à intégrer 10 milliards de neurones, soit 100.000 milliards de synapses dans un espace inférieur à 2 litres, tout en consommant un kilowatt d’électricité. IBM assure alors que les ordinateurs équipés d’une telle technologie consommeront beaucoup moins que les actuels tout en étant plus compacts. Quant au niveau pratique, ils pourront être très utiles dans certaines situations telles qu’une alerte au tsunami, en analysant les données fournies par différents types de capteurs marins, en compilant les mesures de température, de pression ou la hauteur des vagues, selon les dires d’IBM.Toutefois, si plusieurs universités réputées, tout comme la DARPA l’agence américaine qui finance les projets high-tech dans le domaine de la défense, ont déjà accepté de prêter main forte à IBM, tout le monde ne semble pas être convaincu par cette puce révolutionnaire. “Ce qu’IBM devra démontrer pour que des gens comme moi soient convaincus est qu’il existe un gain important” concernant la puissance des ordinateurs, a ainsi indiqué le professeur de neurosciences Anthony Movshon, poursuivant : “il se pourrait que cette puce, même si elle est modelée sur le cerveau, même si elle est intelligente, même si elle est très intéressante, fasse en réalité le travail moins vite qu’une puce conventionnelle”, rapporte l’AFP. Le 20 août 2011 à 12:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Or, in this case, one everyone wishes they could forget.Daily MotionABZORBALOFFFirst appearance: “Love & Monsters” (2006)—season 2, episode 10Home planet: ClomDoctor: TenthCompanion: Rose TylerA child’s imagination is the scariest monster of all.In 2005, then-nine-year-old William Grantham of Essex, England, won the Blue Peter “Design a Doctor Who Monster” competition with his entry, the Abzorbaloff.Originating from Clom—sister planet of the Slitheen homeworld Raxacoricofallapoatorius—the Abzorbalovian lived on Earth as wealthy human Victor Kennedy. With a hidden talent to absorb victims’ bodies, memories, and consciousness through skin-to-skin contact, Kennedy bulldozes his way into LINDA (the “London Investigation ‘N’ Detective Agency”)—a group of people who reported chance meetings with the Doctor.Distracted by home-baked goods, novel-in-progress readings, and garage-band jam sessions, Kennedy believes LINDA has lost focus of its main objective: locating the Time Lord. A tyrannical teacher, the undercover alien whips his class into shape, while secretly treating himself to a few fleshy snacks.The season two story bucks tradition by focusing on everyman Elton Pope (no relation). Written by then-showrunner Russell T Davies, the episode is presented as an excerpt from Elton’s video diary; on-camera narrations frame a series of flashbacks, leading up to present day.Daily MotionFlashbacks to LINDA meetings in a library basement with Bliss, Bridget, Mr. Skinner, and Ursula; to the first time a very young Elton met the Doctor; to Jackie Tyler’s ongoing (though ultimately failed) seduction of her newfound handyman.Finally fed up with Kennedy’s dictatorship, Elton and Ursula walk out, leaving Mr. Skinner behind—at the behest of the instructor. Upon return (of course Ursula forgot her phone), the couple discover Victor’s true colors: a sort of sickly green-yellow, with faces protruding out of rolls of skin.BBCTrue to Grantham’s original drawing (above, which the boy envisioned being “the size of a double-decker bus”), the Abzorbaloff (Abzorbathon? Abzorbaling?) consumes Ursula, before chasing Elton into a dead-end alley.It’s there that he once again meets the Doctor (and companion Rose)—also the target of the Abzorbaloff (Abzorbatrix? Abzorbaclon?), who plans to absorb the Doctor’s memories and knowledge.Daily MotionIn an altogether unhappy ending, Victor Kennedy’s alien form is defeated (absorbed into the earth, taking his human feasts with him) and Elton learns the Doctor’s purpose for being in his house years ago (tracking an elemental shade, which killed Elton’s mother).The only bright spot in an otherwise cloudy finale: Elton and Ursula—whose face is alive in a piece of paving stone—have a relationship, “of sorts,” and even “a bit of a love life.”Aside from its altogether bizarre villain, “Love & Monsters” is noted for a divided reception. I enjoyed the Buffy the Vampire Slayer “The Zeppo” effect (which, along with Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s “Lower Decks,” helped inspire Davies’ script). But many criticized its “pantomime” style, calling it a spoof and a parody of Doctor Who fans.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.last_img read more

first_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Pinterest Now Playing Up Next The following was issued by WWE.WWE® TO REPORT FOURTH QUARTER 2015 RESULTSSTAMFORD, Conn., January 22, 2016 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced that it will report its fourth quarter 2015 results on Thursday, February 11, 2016, before the opening of the market. The Company’s Chairman & CEO, Vincent K. McMahon, and the Company’s Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, George Barrios, will host a conference call beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results.All interested parties are welcome to listen to a live web cast that will be hosted through the Company’s web site at Participants can access the conference call by dialing 855-200-4993 (toll free) or 913-489-5104 from outside the U.S. (conference ID for both lines: 6804806). Please reserve a line approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of the conference call.The earnings presentation referenced during the call will be made available on February 11, 2016 at A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call concludes, and can be accessed on the Company’s web site.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Triple H Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE NXT Results – 6/12/19 (Kushida takes on Drew Gulak in a Submission Match) WhatsApp Impact Slammiversary XVII Results – 7/7/19 (Brian Cage vs. Michael Elgin for World Title) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next NXT UK Results – 6/5/19 (No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match to see who will face WALTER) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Vince Mcmahonlast_img read more

first_imgThe Fort Vancouver National Trust is accepting entry applications for its 30th annual Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver. The event will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 5, rain or shine, beginning on the east end of Officers Row at East Reserve Street.The parade attracts more than 120 entries — Scout groups, marching bands, equestrian units, car clubs, many more — and as many as 2,500 marching or riding individuals annually. According to organizers, it is one of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs-sanctioned veterans parades on the West Coast.Parade entry applications are available online at; at the Fort Vancouver National Trust office in the O.O. Howard House, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver; or by calling the Trust at 360-992-1804.The application deadline for initial parade line-up is Oct. 7. After that, applications will continue to be accepted, but those entries will be placed at the end of the line.This parade is sometimes called the “Lough Legacy Parade” because it’s paid for in perpetuity with a gift from the estate of Frank and Joanne Lough. Frank Lough spent 22 years in the Navy.last_img read more

first_imgThis Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concerns the people of rural communities, in terms of how their development is hindered or facilitated.Rural development is a process that aims to improve the standard of living of people, living in rural communities.According to Robert Chambers, rural development is a strategy that enables a specific group of people, poor rural women and men, gain for themselves and their children, more of what they want and need. It involves helping the poorest among those who seek a livelihood in rural communities, to demand and control more of the benefits of rural development. The group includes small scale farmers, tenants and the landless.Thus, the term rural development may be used to imply any one of the above-mentioned connotations.To avoid the ineffective floundering among the myriad definitions, we shall define rural development as a process that leads to sustainable improvement in the quality of life of rural people, especially the poor.According Ebrima Ceesay, Rural Development entails the accessibility of good road networks, safe and clean drinking water, quality Schools where children can achieve quality and relevant education, electricity, decent housing, improved health facilities and improved living standards of rural dwellers.Ceesay said if these things are available in rural communities, one can say real and meaningful rural development is in the country.Looking at rural Gambia, one can realize that the problem of rural dwellers revolve around the things stated above, which are seriously neglected.To ensure rural development, Ebrima said the first thing that needs to be done is to ensure accessibility, by building good road networks linking rural communities; that if one looks at the rural area, one will discover poor rural road infrastructure.He said he was just coming from Sami district where he visited Bayaba village and Tabanani, with a difficult road network that is un-motorable at this time of the year, talk less of the rainy season; that in these villages, a pregnant woman has to be put on a motor bike or tri-cycle, to travel long hours to get to the main road, not to talk about the closest health facility. Ceesay informed that once communities are linked with good road networks, this can increase the potential for trade and small businesses, as well as mobility from one point the other; that rural road infrastructure is important in ensuring rural development.Ceesay said he was with the National Assembly Select Committee during the inspection of roads built by the NEMA and FASDEP projects; that some of these roads increase the number of people attending weekly markets (lumos) and this boosts the income of the youth with motor cycles to transport people; that these youth earn between D400 to D1,000 during weekly market days.Ebrima Ceesay is an Agricultural Officer posted at Kuntuar Regional Agricultural Directorate in the Central River Regional North. His field of study is Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Extension.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21, 2017 – Nassau – A petition has been started by Chrissy Love, famous media personality in The Bahamas, for the parliamentary pensions of Former Prime Minister Perry Christie and PLP cabinet members to be cut.Love revealed that she started the petition following reports and allegations of theft in the Christie Administration.“The Bahamas is a small island nation that has suffered the virulent scourge of the PLP– a political virus that has sought to damage this wonderful country”, her website stated.This petition will be delivered to Minister of Finance, K Peter Turnquest, Attorney General, Carl W Bethel and of course, Prime Minister, Hon. Hubert Minnis.Chrissy Love has worked in Bahamian radio and television for over two decades and is known for her vociferous public persona. Her most recent CHRISSY LOVE LIVE! is live on weekdays between 2pm-4pm on Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud and iTunes.Below is the link to the petition: Related Items:#chrissylovepetition, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

first_imgTotal revenue for the average b-to-b publication was $5.47 million in 2007, a decline of .4 percent over 2006 and flat over 2005.Print advertising accounted for 84 percent of the average b-to-b title’s revenue—a share that has held steady over the three-year period. “Evolving print’s relevance is a key objective of b-to-b media brands,” the report said. Net advertising revenue ($4.11 million) declined 1.8 percent in 2007. Display advertising fell 5.2 percent, but the decline was offset by an increase in price, as the net ad revenue per page ($6,250) rose 3.6 percent in 2007, according to the report.The pressure “to maintain print circulation continued as the expansion of online information resources eroded readers’ need for paid subscriptions to b-to-b print magazines. In 2007, total circulation receded 2.9 percent, but up slightly over 2005.Expenses ‘Modest’ Operating expenses, meanwhile, were essentially flat in 2007, showing compound annual growth of “a modest 2 percent,” according to the report.But the flattening was, in part, due to a reduction in print volume and circulation, the report said. The average number of issues per publication was 18.8 in 2005 and 18.5 by 2007. The average press run and the total pages per publication also declined, by (3.5%) and (6.9%), respectively, in 2007 alone, “significantly reducing” the cost of production. Total revenue generated by b-to-b publications was down slightly in 2007 and flat over 2005, while editorial, advertising and circulation expenses continue to grow.This, according to American Business Media’s Financial Trend Report, culled from data provided by 18 b-to-b media companies—including McGraw-Hill, Nielsen and Reed Business Information—across 118 publications during the three year period between 2005 and 2007, prepared by the Jordan, Edmiston Group.The report does not include data from 2008, during which b-to-b magazines tracked by ABM’s Business Information Network showed a 6 percent slide in revenue in the first half.Revenues Flat last_img read more

first_imgMap of Damascus locating areas of the besieged rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta hit by regime strikes since 1 February. AFPHeavy Syrian bombardment killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Monday, a monitor said, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault.The escalation came as pro-government forces were also expected to enter the northern Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, to take a stand against a month-old Turkish assault there.Held by rebels since 2012, Eastern Ghouta is the last opposition pocket around Damascus and President Bashar al-Assad has dispatched reinforcements there in an apparent concerted effort to retake it.As the United Nations decried the “senseless human suffering”, a barrage of air strikes, rocket fire and artillery slammed into several towns across Eastern Ghouta on Monday.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 20 children were among 77 civilians killed in the assault, while around 300 other people were wounded.“The regime is bombing Eastern Ghouta to pave the way for a ground offensive,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.The main opposition National Coalition, which is based in Turkey, denounced the “war of extermination” in Eastern Ghouta as well as the “international silence”.In a statement, it also accused regime ally Russia of seeking to “bury the political process” for a solution to the conflict.Residents of Hammuriyeh could be seen rushing indoors in panic as soon as they heard the sound of jets.Alaa al-Din, a 23-year-old Syrian in Hammuriyeh, said civilians were afraid of a potential government offensive.“Ghouta’s fate is unknown. We’ve got nothing but God’s mercy and hiding out in our basements,” he told AFP. “There’s no alternative.”Wailing childrenShelling also hit the town of Douma, where an AFP correspondent saw five toddlers brought to a hospital, covered in dust and wailing uncontrollably.The hospital was full of distraught civilians: one father slapped his forehead after finding his two dead children, another erupted into tears as he discovered the body of his newborn on a purple sheet next to a pool of blood.Eastern Ghouta is held by two main Islamist factions, while jihadists control small pockets including one directly adjacent to the capital.The Observatory and Syrian daily newspaper Al-Watan had said negotiations were under way for the evacuation of jihadists from Eastern Ghouta.But escalating military pressure indicate that the regime would opt for a ground assault instead of talks, the monitor said.Government troops carried out a relentless five-day bombing campaign earlier this month that killed around 250 civilians in the enclave and wounded hundreds.Around the same time, the monitor said, the regime began dispatching military reinforcements to Eastern Ghouta.After days of relative calm, the government sent more than 260 rockets crashing into Eastern Ghouta on Sunday.The regime is keen to regain control of Eastern Ghouta to halt the deadly salvo of rockets and mortars that rebels fire on Damascus.The United Nations said Monday that the targeting of civilians in Eastern Ghouta “must stop now”.“It’s imperative to end this senseless human suffering,” Panos Moumtzis, the UN’s Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis said in a statement.About half a dozen rockets hit the capital Sunday night, AFP correspondents said. State news agency SANA reported that one person was killed.More than 20 civilians have been killed by rebel fire this month alone in regime-held Damascus.Regime to enter Afrin?All was quiet in the capital on Monday but since rumours of an imminent assault on Eastern Ghouta started spreading, people living close to the rebel enclave started packing their bags.Jawad al-Obros, 30, said he was looking to move to a hotel in the western sector of the city to escape his home in an east Damascus neighbourhood that has been regularly hit by rockets from Ghouta.“We’re tired of this situation. It seems that there’s no solution but a full-blown military one,” he told AFP.More than 340,000 people have been killed since Syria’s conflict erupted in 2011 with protests against Assad’s government.It has since evolved into a war that has carved up the country into rival zones of influence among the regime, rebels, jihadists and Kurdish forces.The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) control the northwestern region of Afrin, target of a month-old assault by the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebels.Turkey sees the YPG as a “terror” group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), outlawed by Ankara, and wants to clear it from its southern border.The YPG has controlled Afrin since 2012, when Syrian troops withdrew from it and other Kurdish-majority areas.Syrian state media said Monday that pro-regime forces were preparing to enter the area to “join the resistance against the Turkish aggression”.last_img read more

first_img Kickstart This Sleep Box Inspired by Mark Zuckerberg’Legend of the White Dragon’ Reunites Original Power Rangers Stay on target Green is the new black: A battery-free powered toothbrush has more than doubled its crowdfunding goal in one week.The unlikely product—a wildly popular dental hygiene tool—runs on kinetic energy.Simply apply toothpaste, give Be (Beyond Electric) two full twists, and press the power button, and you’re off to the teeth-cleaning races.AdChoices广告Made from 90 percent post-consumer material, Be is 100 percent recyclable, biodegradable, and portable. Free from cables and batteries, the device comes with a travel case and brush refills; take it on business trips and camping adventures, or just to the office, for a “diamond-clean smile.”It even comes with recyclable packaging (via Goodwell Co.)Be uses Binchotan (a.k.a. activated charcoal) in its bristles, to help with Ph balance, odor absorption, and anti-microbial purification. The toothbrush automatically shuts down after a dentist-recommended two minutes (and 80,000 oscillating brush strokes).“Every year, 15 billion batteries are discarded worldwide, and only 1 percent of them are recycled,” according to the Kickstarter campaign, led by Goodwell Co. “We know it’s bad but let’s face it, it’s hard to feel like one person can actually make a difference … until now.”On a mission to create 100 percent natural technologies that raise environmental awareness and help preserve the planet, Goodwell manufactures affordable and eco-friendly toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste.It’s latest project Be has already collected more than $151,300 from nearly 2,000 backers.Do you part to save the environment (via Goodwell Co.)There are still 37 days to snag your own Be battery-free toothbrush, on sale with a snap-on travel case, and three biodegradable brush head refills for an early-bird price of $49 (comparable to a low-end Oral-B electric tooth sweeper).Customers can also save $60 off the retail price of an entire Clean Kit—toothbrush, case, toothpaste, floss, refills—by pledging $89.Every purchase comes with a one-year supply of replacement heads “to minimize the energy and carbon of bi-monthly refill shipping,” the project page said.“Don’t forget recyclable packaging, too!”The electric-free toothbrush is estimated to ship in December 2018.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgAlso:-‘Noise’ is good for Odell’s brand-Raptors should take Game 3 over the Warriors’ M.A.S.H. unit-Anthony Davis finally breaks up with the Pelicans Guests:Doug Gottlieb, LaVar Bar, Chris Haynes, Matt Barnes, and Corey Brewer <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>LeBron won’t stick around to watch the Lakers burnAs the Lakers chaotic offseason approaches free agency, a new report states that LeBron James may start looking for the exits if the franchise can’t land a big free agent or swing deals to give him another star to give him a chance to contend.LeBron hasn’t publicly indicated he wants out of L.A., but Colin thinks things are lining up for a LeBrexit if things don’t get better in a hurry, because it’s bad for his brand. At this point, it’s not just possible, it’s probable. Look at his track record.last_img read more

first_imgImage: Getty ImagesBy Adam Rosenberg2018-10-20 19:29:35 UTC We’ve all seen what can happen when nefarious interests weaponize a social media platform like Twitter. Now imagine how much worse it would be if some foreign agent actually got a job at the company.That’s what happened in 2013, apparently. In a sprawling Saturday New York Times report looking at the Saudi Arabian leadership’s social media campaign to silence critics and influence thinking, one detail stands out: The story of former Twitter employee Ali Alzabarah.Alzabarah joined the company in 2013 and worked his way into an engineering position that afforded him access to “the personal information and account activity of Twitter’s users, including phone numbers and I.P. addresses, unique identifiers for devices connected to the internet,” the Times report said.Intelligence officials alerted Twitter executives at the end of 2015 that Saudi leadership had been “grooming” Alzabarah to keep tabs on accounts belonging to dissidents and critics of the Saudi government. Twitter never shared this widely and didn’t confirm it for the NYT report; the info comes instead from “five people briefed on the matter.”Although an internal investigation ultimately turned up no evidence that Alzabarah had shared sensitive data, three of the Times sources noted that Saudia intelligence agents “eventually persuaded him to peer into several user accounts.”Alzabarah was placed on administrative leave and investigated shortly after Western intelligence officials approached Twitter. He was fired in December 2015 — after which he reportedly returned to Saudi Arabia and took a job there with the government.While Twitter never issued any kind of public alert regarding the extent of the apparent intrusion, the Times report notes that steps were taken. A Dec. 11, 2015 safety email went out to “the owners of a few dozen accounts Mr. Alzabarah had accessed.” The list included “security and privacy researchers, surveillance specialists, policy academics and journalists,” a number of which were involved in the Tor project.The revelations about Alzabarah come in the midst of a larger report detailing Saudi Arabia’s apparent playbook for silencing dissent on social media. Twitter has taken steps in recent days to shut down spambots pushing a pro-Saudi agenda, but the NYT report makes it clear that this kind of thing has been ongoing for a number of years.last_img read more

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! With the show gates opening in an hour’s time (2pm) and people undoubtedly getting ready to head on out to the Indoor Sports Complex in Dry Road, just a reminder that the Ladysmith Show is not to be missed!With today (Thursday, May 10) being “half price day” on entry tickets, you simply have to take advantage of this special offer.The show grounds are packed with stalls, entertainment galore and funfair rides to keep the adrenaline pumping!So join everyone at the show for an amazing time.Ladysmith Show 2018 will run until Saturday (May 12).last_img