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Proposed airline for Nunavut wont get off the ground after all

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first_imgKent Driscoll APTN National NewsThere’s been a lot of news of a startup discount airline in Nunavut in recent weeks.It was supposed to challenge the high-priced Nunavut airline establishment.But on Friday Go Sarvaq announced it will not be flying.last_img

Lok Sabha polls: Delhi BJP starts campaign to woo first time voters

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP has started a campaign where the party’s volunteers are interacting with college students and telling them about various initiatives initiated by the Narendra Modi government aimed towards the youth, a move aimed at reaching out to the first-time voters ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The campaign — ‘Youth4Modi’ — being run by Delhi BJP vice president Jai Prakash will be covering colleges, tuition centres and other places frequented by the youth. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The volunteers, who comprise former members of the students unions of colleges or college passouts, have been talking to students about Modi government’s initiatives like Startup India, Skill India, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana and the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections,” Prakash said. He also claimed that their volunteers have found a lot of curiosity among the first-time voters about the Balakot air strikes and are curious to know about the operation. Till now, the campaign has covered colleges like Kirori Mal, Shri Ram College Of Commerce, Hansraj College and Ramjas College. The volunteers will soon be visiting Maharaja Agrasen College as part of the campaign. The campaign was also carried out at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station recently where Union Minister Vijay Goel addressed the young voters.last_img read more

GameStop ends pursuit of sale, shares slide in early trade

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NEW YORK — Shares in GameStop are getting hammered after the video game retailer says it is no longer pursuing a sale of the company. GameStop shares have fallen more than 20 per cent in premarket trading.The company said Tuesday that securing acceptable financing terms for prospective buyers made selling GameStop too difficult.Although its shares jumped last month when it announced it had sold its Spring Mobile business for $735 million, the Grapevine, Texas company’s stock has lost about two-thirds of its value since 2015. More and more, gamers are bypassing retail shops for games and gear that can be downloaded or ordered online.GameStop Corp. also said it is continuing its search for a chief executive.The Associated Press read more

UN Human Rights Council calls on Myanmar to release detainees political prisoners

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2 October 2007The United Nations Human Rights Council, convened in special session, today strongly deplored the continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar, calling on the authorities to release without delay all those recently arrested as well as all political detainees, including democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The United Nations Human Rights Council, convened in special session, today strongly deplored the continued violent repression of peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar, calling on the authorities to release without delay all those recently arrested as well as all political detainees, including democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.The adoption of the resolution by consensus came after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, met with the South-East Asian nation’s top general to discuss the “current situation,” while UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour called on the Government to give a full account of those killed, injured and arrested in the anti-Government protests that began last month.“The peaceful protests we have witnessed in recent weeks and the shocking response by the authorities are only the most recent manifestations of the repression of fundamental rights and freedoms that has taken place for nearly 20 years in Myanmar,” Ms. Arbour told the 47-member Council in Geneva.“The Myanmar authorities should no longer expect that their self-imposed isolation will shield them from accountability,” she added. “As the protesters have become invisible, our concern only increases for the safety and well being of the monks, presumably confined to their monasteries, if not worse, and for the hundreds of people arrested in the course of the demonstrations, and for those wounded and removed from the streets to unknown locations.”She stressed that the 2005 Summit of World Leaders at UN Headquarters in New York agreed that the international community has a responsibility to protect civilians against serious international crimes. “The exercise of such responsibility requires that preventive, reactive and rebuilding measures be put in place to avert and confront crises, as well as to prepare the ground for justice, the rule of law and respect for human rights to take hold,” Ms. Arbour declared. “As we seek to prevent the outbreak of further overt violence and abuse, we must deploy all efforts to reach those clearly in need of international protection, including those whose fate is unknown.”Also addressing the session, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro called for decisive international action to prevent a repeat of the massacres that marked a pro-democracy uprising nearly two decades ago. “The failure of the international community to prevent the massacre following the 1988 people’s uprising causing the death of over 3,000 protesters must not be repeated,” he said. “The world is watching and while the time for mere words has passed, decisive action is now needed. No State can condone such actions.” He, too, called for the immediate and unconditional release of all detainees and political prisoners, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 12 of the past 18 years.He decried the recent media black-out and cutting of internet access as “a further example of the intolerable and oppressive means used by the authorities,” and urged the Council to seek detailed information from the Government on the number of those killed and injured. “Impunity should not prevail for flagrant violations of human rights,” he said.Mr. Pinheiro called for a strategic dialogue with the help of regional States to reconcile the army with the people of Myanmar.“There will be no progress in Myanmar’s political transition unless ordinary people have space to express their views and discontent, peacefully and in public. The starting point for a national reconciliation requires meaningful and inclusive dialogue from the Government with and between political representatives and ethnic groups,” he concluded. read more

Worst drought in Guatemala in decades affecting 25 million people UN reports

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18 September 2009Some 2.5 million Guatemalans have been affected by the worst drought to hit the Central American country in 30 years, with hundreds of thousands, including many pregnant women and children, facing severe hunger, the United Nations reported today. UN agencies are currently assessing health, nutrition, food and livelihood needs in the country, where President Álvaro Colom last week appealed to international donors for aid, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an update on the crisis.The dry spell has been exacerbated by the El Niño weather pattern, a warming of surface waters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean that spawns severe droughts in parts of the world and floods in others, leading to losses in agricultural production affecting some 2.5 million people in 21 provinces across Guatemala. Pest infestations have also reduced food supply, causing the highest price rise since 2007. In the so-called dry corridor along the Pacific, 25 children have reportedly died so far, but information is still being compiled by the Ministry of Health. It is estimated that 30 per cent of all pregnant women in the corridor are malnourished.The Government intends to provide food and non-food aid to some 54,000 families in the corridor at an estimated cost of $17 million, and has requested aid for some 410,800 families, estimated to cost $100 million. The plan includes food, and support for productive infrastructure and to restore livelihood.OCHA’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean has deployed a regional disaster response adviser.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Country Team have developed a tool for rapid needs assessment in the areas of health, nutrition, food security and livelihood, and assessment missions are continuing. Last week WFP warned that money only exists to provide food aid to some tens of thousands of families until the end of September, including fortified food for 100,000 children under the age of three and 50,000 pregnant-lactating women. Almost half of all Guatemalan children under five suffer from stunting as a result of chronic under-nutrition. The number of children being admitted to hospital for acute malnutrition has tripled in recent months. read more

Tour company Thomas Cook ceases trading bookings cancelled

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LONDON — British tour operator Thomas Cook has ceased trading and all its hundreds of thousands of bookings cancelled after the firm failed to secure rescue funding.The Civil Aviation Authority announced the film’s collapse early Monday. More than 600,000 vacationers had booked through the company.CAA said 150,000 are British customers now abroad who will have to be repatriated.The group’s four airlines will be grounded and its 21,000 employees in 16 countries, including 9,000 in the UK, will be left unemployed.The debt-laden company had said Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) to avoid going bust, was in talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off failure.The Associated Press read more

Jaguar Land Rover drives autonomous vehicle research

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Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its latest innovative developments into autonomous vehicles, by showcasing some of its new prototype technologies.The UK manufacturer has developed a custom Remote Control Range Rover Sport to demonstrate how motorists could be able to drive their vehicle remotely, controlling functions such as steering, accelerating and braking from outside the car. This new tool would allow motorists to manoeuvre their cars out of challenging situations much more easily, for example reversing out of a parking space if it is difficult to get access to the driver’s door.Jaguar Land Rover has also showcased its ‘Multi-Point Turn’ Range Rover, with the capability to move autonomously through 180 degrees and execute three-point turn manoeuvres. The system uses sensors to assess available space and avoid pedestrians and objects, while taking over gear selection, steering, braking and acceleration.These developments are in addition to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced research programme to enhance a car’s sensing capabilities. The project is focussed on developing the range of sophisticated sensors necessary to make real-world autonomous vehicles a reality and able to drive in a range of environments and weather conditions.These new technologies demonstrate the UK’s already strong position as a global leader in the development of autonomous and connected technologies. The development of connected and autonomous vehicles will help generate 320,000 jobs in the UK, delivering huge benefits to society and the economy. Click through to read more about the benefits.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

PSG tops Real Madrid in recordsetting International Champions Cup

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PSG and Real Madrid meet at center pitch before the International Champions Cup friendly at Ohio Stadium on July 27, 2016. Credit: OSU AthleticsFrench Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain defeated UEFA Champions League victors Real Madrid 3-1 Wednesday night at Ohio Stadium in an international exhibition for the 2016 International Champions Cup.In front of a crowd of 86,641 diverse supporters—the largest soccer crowd in Ohio history— PSG claimed three points in the competition behind a goal from Jonathon Ikone, and a brace from substitute Thomas Meunier.“Overall, we saw two teams that need to keep working, work on things this preseason, players getting more minutes,” PSG head coach Unai Emery said after the match. “I think today, for us, was about work. Obviously we want to win and we play to win, but we will continue working, and focus on growing things.”The last time these two sides met was on November 3, 2015 in a UEFA Champions League group stage match, with Real Madrid winning at home 1-0. But this time, the French Ligue 1 champions struck first early.In the 2nd minute, PSG’s Jonathan Ikone carried the ball from 25 yards out towards the Real Madrid penalty area, and following a series of deflections, found himself one-on-one with Francisco Casilla. The defender calmly slid a shot past the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner to take the lead, scoring the fastest goal in ICC history.The Red and Blue, the nickname of PSG, controlled the tempo and possession early in the first 45, but the Champion’s League winners had chances to equalize. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic curled a shot on net in the 18th minute that nipped the fingertips of a diving Kévin Trapp, rattled the right woodwork and bounced back to a waiting Trapp.PSG defender Thiago Silva exited the match in the 11th minute with a leg injury, making way for the young Thomas Meunier. The Belgian international trotted around the pitch for over 20 minutes with his team in the lead, and in the 35th minute, he made his presence known.Meunier received a deflected ball at his feet at the top of the 18 yard line, and fired a rising rocket into the left, upper-90 of the goal to double his side’s lead. And five minutes later, the substitute netted his second goal of the night with an easy finish to put PSG up 3-0 late in the half.Real Madrid, however, would cut the lead to two just before the break when the Red and Blue’s Serge Aurier was called for a handball in the box, awarding Real Madrid a penalty. Captain Marcelo stepped up to the spot, and powered it home.After a flurry of substitutions from both sides at halftime, the second act of this international exhibition began with a sort of back-and-forth type of feeling, as shots peppered off the gloves of both Casilla and Trapp. Real Madrid held more urgency throughout the second half, controlling over 58 percent of the possession and outshooting the French side 16-12 overall, but could not recover from the first half deficit.“This was our first match after only ten days of training, so ultimately, this it normal, this is to be expected,” Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said in the post-match press conference. “Overall, I’m happy with everyone, with all the players.”PSG—winner of the 2015 International Champions Cup—have now won its last three matches in the competition, dating back to July 29, 2015. “This is a great club, and a club looking to continue writing its history,” Emery said. “This club has the intent to continue being one of the great teams, and fight against the top clubs in the world.”Emery’s club will now meet English soccer champions Leicester City this Saturday at the StubHub Center in California, while Real Madrid gets set for a clash with English club Chelsea FC. These matches kick off at 5:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET, respectively. read more

Queensland decision to recommence uranium mining

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first_imgLaramide Resources and others have commented on Queensland’s decision to overturn of the decades-long ban on uranium mining. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the Honorable Andrew Cripps, announced in a joint statement on October 22 that the State Government will convene a three-member implementation committee to oversee the recommencement of uranium mining in Queensland. Premier Newman said the decision followed sustained public debate on uranium mining in Queensland, in addition to the strong support for the uranium industry from the Federal Australian Labour Party Government. Laramide said “the government decision is a very positive development for Laramide and the company’s flagship Westmoreland project, situated in northwest Queensland, one of three known deposits in the State. John Borshoff, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Energy (one of its projects shown here) said “This initiative taken by the Queensland State Government is a hugely positive move for the Australian uranium industry as a whole. With a pro-uranium position, priorities can now be made on deposit quality and markets, and thankfully the politics of access will not be a key determinant of going forward”.Marc Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Westmoreland is one of the largest and highest quality uranium development projects in Australia – or in the world, for that matter – and will now clearly benefit from clarity over its uranium mining position and our development path and timing. We look forward to a constructive dialogue and working relationship with the Queensland government as this policy change is implemented and we commend this important decision.”There has not been uranium mining in Queensland for approximately 30 years, while other states such as Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia have created successful uranium industries.The Executive Chairman of Summit Resources, Brendan O’Hara, said “the Campbell Newman led Queensland government had shown tremendous leadership in taking this decision, the benefits of which will accrue to the people of Queensland in years to come”.last_img read more

VICTOR TOMAS – A neighborhood boy and a worldbeater all in one

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Victor Tomas SUPPORT VICTOR TOMAS LIKEView Results When in 2002 a seventeen-year old local boy got his first contract for the club of his dreams, many would feel like that achievement alone would be hard to beat. Not Victor Tomas. In eleven years past since his first professional contract this hard-working Spaniard has not only become a real Barcelona legend, working his way through youth levels, before becoming an integral part in the ‘Blaugrana’ first team, but a role-model and an admirable presence at the age of just twenty-eight. His efficiency and effectiveness all over the court has to account to his intelligence and energy.  But during his career, Victor has become very influential both on and off the pitch due to his great personality. The 2013 has been a benchmark year for Victor, winning the Liga ASOBAL and Copa ASOBAL for third consecutive time, after becoming World champion with the Spanish national team in Barcelona- a place of his greatest success.  Aside from his excellent playing skills and numerous achievements, Victor is a big media presence as well. He regularly blogs, tweets, and updates his fans with his most recent life events, thus creating a real global super-star, not only for the people who follow handball, but sports in general. ← Previous Story OLAFUR STEFANSSON – “Thank you Olafur” Next Story → LJUBOMIR VRANJES – “An endless source of inspiration – Innovator”  Loading …EHF TV commentator Tom Ó Brannagáin explained why he gave points for Tomas’ nomination: – For his importance as a top player both internationally and at club level as captain of a Barcelona. His ability to communicate with fans and media. He is a global role model. read more

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahus pledge to annex West Bank territory

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first_img Updated Wed 5:30 PM IRISH POLITICAL PARTIES have condemned Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if re-elected in 17 September polls.Tánaiste Simon Coveney said Netanyahu’s pledge “may be dismissed by some as reckless electioneering” but warned “this dangerous political commitment must be challenged and rejected as totally unacceptable and illegal by [the] international community.”This may be dismissed by some as reckless electioneering, but this dangerous political commitment must be challenged and rejected as totally unacceptable and illegal by international community. #UN #EU. https://t.co/BCAjwlESAH— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) September 11, 2019 “There is one place where we can apply Israeli sovereignty immediately after the elections,” Netanyahu said in a televised speech yesterday. “If I receive from you, citizens of Israel, a clear mandate to do so…today I announce my intention to apply with the formation of the next government Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and northern Dead Sea.”The prime minister also reiterated his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected in coordination with US President Donald Trump, whose long-awaited peace plan is expected to be unveiled sometime after the vote.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade Niall Collins TD, meanwhile, criticised Netanyahu’s plan.“I condemn the announcement by Benjamin Netanyahu to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected as Prime Minister of Israel. It is evident that Mr Netanyahu is putting his re-election ahead of the peace process,” he said. “This is deeply disappointing and underscores that Mr Netanyahu’s is more concerned with electoral gain than actually finding a sustainable and long-lasting solution to the conflict in the Middle East,” Collins added. Earlier today, Israel bombed Hamas positions in Gaza overnight in retaliation for rocket fire across the border, which cut short an election rally by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Netanyahu was hustled off stage when sirens warning of incoming rockets blared in the southern city of Ashdod last night, public television reported. Source: CNW/Twitter Share64 Tweet Email1 70 Comments Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu’s pledge to annex West Bank territory Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”. It came just hours after the premier pledged to annex the Jordan Valley.Israeli fighter jets “struck 15 terror targets in northern and central Gaza Strip,” including a weapons factory, an attack tunnel and naval targets, the army said.It said it would continue to hold Hamas responsible for all rocket fire that comes from the Gaza Strip, regardless of who actually fired the weapons. A security source in Gaza confirmed a number of Hamas bases had been struck, without causing any casualties. Both rockets fired from Gaza were shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome air defence system.Islamists Hamas have been the de facto rulers of Gaza since they ousted forces loyal to president Mahmud Abbas in deadly fighting in 2007.Video distributed by Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party showed him returning to the stage after the all-clear and saying that Hamas was scared of him winning next Tuesday’s general election.“If it attacks us on live TV, you understand that it doesn’t want us here,” he told his audience.Arch-foes Hamas and Israel have fought three wars since 2008. With reporting from – © AFP 2019  https://jrnl.ie/4804342 Wednesday 11 Sep 2019, 5:30 PMcenter_img Short URL Wed 8:34 AM Benajmain Netanyahu telling the crowd to evacuate before being taken to a nearby bomb shelter after a number of rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Ashdod#Israel #Gaza pic.twitter.com/G4K5S5Fm7j— CNW (@ConflictsW) September 10, 2019 19,579 Views By Cónal Thomas Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Ola expands Australian services with Adelaide

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first_imgBhavish Aggarwal, CEO and co-founder of Ola, an app-based cab service provider, poses in front of an Ola cab in Mumbai March 3, 2015.Reuters fileAfter conquering India, ride-sharing provider Ola has entered its sixth Australian city when it formally launched in Adelaide on Thursday. “We encourage Adelaidians to download our application (app) and experience the Ola way to move,” said Ola Australia Managing Director Simon Smith in a statement here.The online cab aggregator chose to enter Australia as its first foreign market after a successful run in India, where it has beaten American rival Uber. On January 30, Ola kicked-off its Australian business and quickly spread to the cities of Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane and the Gold Coast region in the east.”About 40,000 drivers have registered on our platform and completed 15 lakh rides over the past five months in the metros and the region,” recalled Smith.To mark its foray into Adelaide, the company is offering discounted rides from Thursday. Ola also plans to increase its business in Aussie cities with launches in Darwin and Hobart in the coming months, although it has not given a particular date.”Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to building mobility for a billion people,” added the statement.In October last year, Ola had said that it raised $1.1 billion (Rs 7,150 crore) through investors like SoftBank, Tencent Holdings Ltd, a leading Chinese internet firm, and other US-based financial investors.In January, the app partnered with ICICI bank to offer digital loans, credit cards and booking directly from the ICICI mobile app. The MoU would offer services for both riders as well as drivers.The Ola app is available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store in both countries, with users having to create an account to take advantage of the service. Like its rival Uber, Ola has come under fire of late for a variety of reasons from poor driver behaviour to overcharging customers. However, that hasn’t stopped the services from quickly growing in several countries, prompting governments to step in and attempt to regulate the services.last_img read more

Is it Vijay vs Vijay Sethupathi in Thalapathy 64

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first_imgVijay Sethupathi in Thalapathy’s 64th movie with Lokesh Kanagaraj?PR HandoutVijay Sethupathi seems to be unstoppable at this stage. Not only is he being praised from the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Chiranjeevi, but also he is bagging big projects. After signing Aamir Khan’s Bollywood film, he has now been approached for Vijay’s upcoming Tamil movie to be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.Rumours are rife that Lokesh Kanagaraj has offered an exciting role for Vijay Sethupathi in his next film. It is believed to be the role of the antagonist in the flick, which is being presently referred to as Thalapathy 64. The Vikram Vedha star is impressed by the script, but his dates are packed. Yet he has assured the director of managing the dates in order to be part of the upcoming Kollywood film.It may be recalled that Vijay Sethupathi had played one of the villains in Rajinikanth’s hit movie Petta, which hit the screens earlier this year.Vijay Sethupathi is known for doing variety of roles and loves playing challenging roles. He does not like to do the films made in regular templates. As a result, the actor has been part of wide-variety of characters in short span of time and won a huge fan following.Currently, Vijay Sethupathi is busy with the movies in multiple languages. M Manikandan’s Kadaisi Vivasayi, Vijay Chandar’s Sanga Thamizhan, SP Jananathan’s Laabam, Seenu Ramasamy’s films like Maamanithan, Idam Porul Yaeval and Sri Lankan famous cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic along with Aamir Khan’s untitled film are the projects that he has in his hands.He has also wrapped up Chiranjeevi’s mega-budget movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.On the other hand, Thalapathy 64 was formally announced a few days ago. The shooting will commence in Septemeber.last_img read more

The Lord has held my hand this whole time — Cyntoia Brown

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first_imgBrown’s case has attracted national attention from criminal justice reform advocates, and attention has amped up as Haslam’s second and final term entered its final weeks. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and singer Rihanna threw their support behind the fight for her release.By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMediaAt long last, one of the greatest injustices in recent history has been corrected.The Associated Press reports that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency on Monday to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy to the now 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown by releasing her Aug. 7.Human trafficking victim and convicted murderer,Cyntoia Brown,was granted clemency Jan. 7 by outgoing Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.(Reuters)Screen capture from video.Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man when she was 16.She will remain on parole supervision for 10 years on the condition she does not violate any state or federal laws, as well as holds a job and participates in regular counseling sessions, the AP reported.“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16. Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms. Brown has taken to rebuild her life,” Haslam said in his statement.Brown’s case has attracted national attention from criminal justice reform advocates, and attention has amped up as Haslam’s second and final term entered its final weeks. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and singer Rihanna threw their support behind the fight for her release.The governor’s office was inundated with thousands of phone calls and emails from supporters.“Thank you Governor Haslam,” West tweeted soon after news of the clemency decision broke.Brown was convicted in 2006 of murdering 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen two years before.Police said she shot Allen in the back of the head at close range with a loaded gun she brought to rob him after he picked her up at a drive-in in Nashville.However, according to her lawyers, Brown was a victim of sex trafficking who not only feared for her life but also lacked the mental state to be culpable in the slaying because she was impaired by her mother’s alcohol use while she was in the womb.Brown expressed thanks in a statement released Monday by her legal team.“I am thankful for all the support, prayers, and encouragement I have received. We truly serve a God of second chances and new beginnings. The Lord has held my hand this whole time and I would have never made it without him,” Brown said. “Let today be a testament to his saving grace.”last_img read more

EA renames Origin service in the most generic way possible Updated

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first_imgUPDATE: It seems EA’s lack of clear information about this has now been rectified. What they described as Origin changing to EA Account actually refers specifically to your Origin account, not the Origin service. So you’ll continue to login to Origin, but you’ll login using an EA account. Make sense? Thanks to Thomas Johansson (@prencher) for tweeting the specifics to me.We have a number of high profile digital games services on the web, and they all have pretty memorable names. Valve gave us Steam, CD Projekt gave us GOG, Sony has PSN, Microsoft has Xbox Live, and EA has Origin. At least, EA “had” Origin, because the games publisher has decided to dump that name and go with something a lot more generic.Say goodbye to Origin, and say hello to your shiny new EA Account. That’s right, EA thinks “EA Account” is a better name than “Origin.” The reason is apparently simply one of identity, because EA Account is a better representation of all EA’s games and services combined. It also seems to ignore how much more memorable Origin is as a word than EA Account.Origin users obviously have no choice about this change. The name switch will happen automatically in the coming weeks, but nothing else is meant to change in terms of the services being offered to gamers. You’ll just have to get used to hearing much more generic and boring text like “this EA game requires an EA Account to work.” I’m not sure how they’ll rewrite these marketing lines though, “Connect with friends and more–all on Origin. … exclusively on Origin.”By switching it to EA Account you can’t really refer to it as a service anymore, it’s a thing instead. “All on EA Account” doesn’t work, neither does “connect with friends on EA Account.” They’ll have to reword everything as well as changing the name across the entire site and marketing. This all seems a little bit silly to me, to the point where I don’t think we’re being told the whole story in terms of why this change is taking place.last_img read more

Bookmark Tip Windows Release Information by Microsoft

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first_imgBookmark Tip: Windows Release Information by Microsoft by Martin Brinkmann on May 01, 2019 in Windows – 4 commentsMicrosoft published a new support page on its Docs website that provides administrators and users with information about known issues and fixed issues for Windows.The page, which is titled Windows 10 release information, includes information for Windows 10, Windows Server, and previous versions of Windows including Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.If you check the issues of the current version of Windows 10, Windows 10 version 1809, you will find a list of current and resolved known issues listed on the page.Each issue is listed with a summary, the update it originated in, the status, and last update. Links point to the KB article of the update and to additional details on the Windows 10 Release Information page.Note: The formatting of the table is fixed, it appears which means that you may not see all columns of the table on the page.A click on the details link jumps to a section on the same page that describes the issue in detail. There you find information about affected platforms, workarounds, and other information that may help you mitigate the issue ore solve it.Microsoft lists Windows 10 version 1507 to 1809, Windows Server 2019 and 2016, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2 and 2012 on the page currently.  Windows 7, 8.1 and the old server versions are listed under previous versions on the page. The May 2019 Update release will see Windows 10 version 1903 added to the page.That’s not all though; you find a message center listed on the page that lists recent announcements. These announcements provide important information from Microsoft teams and employees in regards to Windows.Recent announcements include an article on the benefits of Windows 10 Dynamic Updates, information that Windows Server 2008 R2 systems need a servicing stack update to add support for SHA-2 code signing, or that Windows 10 version 1809 is designated for broad deployment. These announcements are posted on various blogs and sites that Microsoft maintains.Closing WordsThe Windows 10 Release Information page is a useful addition as it collects information from various sources and displays them all in a single location. Instead of having to browse dozens of pages to find relevant information, administrators and users find them in a single location.Known issues alone is useful, as you find all known issues for all supported versions of Windows there. Summaries, descriptions, and links provide all the information that is available in a single location.The message center offers useful information from Microsoft. While you can follow teams and blogs using various methods — not all support RSS or email notifications — it is quite the hassle to stay up to date when it comes to vital Windows related information.The message center does not support RSS, unfortunately, but you can use a website monitor like Distill for web browsers, Web Alert for Android, or these site monitoring tools.The usefulness of the resource depends on the update frequency. If Microsoft manages to update the page regularly and shortly after information become available, it could very well become one of the best resources for Windows administrators and users (apart from this blog, of course).Now You: what is your take on the release information page?SummaryArticle NameBookmark Tip: Windows Release Information by MicrosoftDescriptionMicrosoft published a new support page on its Docs website that provides administrators and users with information about known issues and fixed issues for Windows.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

TICO signs on with new education partner

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first_img Travelweek Group Share Tuesday, December 4, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: TICOcenter_img Posted by TICO signs on with new education partner TORONTO — TICO says it’s moving to a new education provider effective Jan. 2, 2019.Oliver Publishing Inc. (OPI) “is a recognized leader in regulated e-learning for the financial industry and a leading education innovator in the FinTech industry, continually raising the bar by giving students the opportunity to grow professionally through continuing education, licensing and e-learning solutions,” says TICO.The move to the new provider will allow the introduction of some program enhancements with more upgrades to follow in the future, says TICO President and CEO Richard Smart.“We are transitioning to a best-in-class learning management system (OPI) to enhance the overall student experience,” says Smart. “We also wish to thank Yardstick Assessment Strategies, for its service over the years and look forward to our future direction with Oliver Publishing.”Anyone with questions regarding the changes to TICO’s Education Standards Program should contact TICO at ticoexam@tico.ca or call 1-888-451-8426 (TICO).For information about the changes and enhancements to the Education Standards Program, click here.last_img read more

Business travellers seek travel alerts

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first_imgA recent survey reveals that in high risk areas, over 4,700 international business travellers value specific travel alerts and travel tracking capability.The International SOS survey showed that 60 per cent of respondents travel to what they feel to be high risk destinations once a year and one in five say they have travelled to high risk areas five times a year or more.A huge 82 percent of respondents reported that they were comfortable or very comfortable with their travel destination being tracked and receiving travel alerts to their mobile whilst they are travelling to foreign destinations.The survey revealed that international business travellers placed being informed on health and security risks whilst travelling to specific destinations as of ‘high importance’ and cared less about the types of privacy issues related to location tracking than has been seen in other sectors of travel.Business travellers rated the type of information they would like to receive from their employers or travel providers and the level of importance to them. The availability and location of quality medical services in a specific city was the most important followed by disease risks, vaccination advice and medication availability.A modest 21 per cent of travellers use travel related applications on their mobile phone and from the respondents who do use these apps, the ability to call for emergency whilst travelling was rated as the most important.The ability to receive updated medical and security alerts for travel destinations followed closely behind and the ability to receive travel security or medical advice for selected destinations. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

RWC throws more Aussies into NZ

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Rugby World Cup drove more Aussies into New Zealand last month than the same period last year, with 11.8 percent more Aussies crossing the Tasman for the games.In the company’s October statistics, capacity across the trans-Tasman increased by 14.5 percent compared to October 2010 while load factor fell 2.1 percentage points to 85.2 percent.In total the company scored 1.5 percent more passengers during October this year compared to the last, with short haul driving the growth with domestic rising 1.9 percent on the same month 2010.International fell by 1.8 percent this year with demand from Asia particularly Japan and the UK falling 9.6 percent and 9.3 percent.Travellers from the US increase 3.7 percent on last October and capacity rose 2.7 percent.Hoping to build its domestic network, Air New Zealand launched new flights between Auckland and Paraparaumu earlier this month.Flying 18 return flights per week, the route is the carrier’s twenty-seventh destination.last_img read more

New retailers at Qantas Online Mall

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first_imgQantas Frequent Flyer members have new opportunities to earn points for activities other than flying, with the introduction of another 16 retailers into the popular Qantas Online Mall.The Online Mall, accessed via qantaspoints.com/onlinemall, gives members the ability to earn Qantas Points while they shop with well-known local and overseas brands.New retailers include Australian labels Oroton, Lorna Jane, Peter Alexander and Glasshouse Fragrances, as well as a number of lifestyle and youth brands such as Rebel Sport, Wiggle, Kathmandu General Pants, L’Occitane Fossil, Smiggle, and Forever New.Overseas brands Kurt Geiger and Uniqlo, plus furniture and homewares company Zanui and computer manufacturer Lenovo, take the total number of retailers in the Online Mall to 45.Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant said Qantas Frequent Flyer rewards are within reach for those who maximise points-earn across their everyday spend.“Today we offer well over 15,000 opportunities to earn points as part of your normal day-to-day activities: from using a credit card, dining out at great restaurants, playing golf, through to filling up your car with fuel and of course shopping.“Shopping at the Online Mall is a simple way to earn points and some of our retail partners offer five points per dollar spent, so it can very quickly add up,” she said.Ms Grant said that if members use a points-earning credit card to make their Online Mall purchases, they can effectively double-dip on Qantas Points.“Our members earned over 4.8 million rewards last financial year – the most popular being flights and upgrades to business class.“But a growing number of members are also exploring other ways to earn and use points and the success of the Online Mall is a great example of that.”The access point into Qantas’ Online Mall, www.qantaspoints.com, is a site designed to help Frequent Flyers understand how they can maximise their points and get rewarded as quickly as possible.Members who make a purchase via the Online Mall before 21 September 2015 will go into the draw to win a shopping trip to London, New York or LA.Source = Qantaslast_img read more