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  • Youths molest 19yearold in Balurghat

    first_imgBALURGHAT: A 19-year-old homemaker was allegedly molested by some youths here on Wednesday night. The incident took place in Balurghat’s Bhatpara Colony area.According to a source, it was decided that the matter will be resolved in kangaroo court in presence of accused youths and the woman’s family members. It has been alleged that the victim’s family members were rampantly thrashed by the youths there while the hearing was going on. Two persons suffered serious injuries and were admitted to Balurghat hospital. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaPolice have received two separate complaints but no one has been arrested so far. A police source said the victim recently went to her maternal uncle’s house. On Wednesday evening, while she along with her husband and cousin was going to a local fair, the youths allegedly molested her. While protesting the incident, the victim’s husband and cousin received threats from the accused. They had attacked the woman’s family members in kangaroo court. The victim’s maternal uncle and a neighbour were admitted to hospital and three motorbikes vandalised. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarter), Dhiman Mitra, said: “If anyone is found guilty, he will be punished.”last_img read more

  • Stars Raise Awareness For Animals Suffering On Dog Meat Farms In South

    first_imgOn the eve of the Bok Nal days – South Korea’s hottest days of summer during which more than one million dogs will be killed and eaten – animal protection charity Humane Society International and MP for Crawley Henry Smith hosted a VIP reception in the Palace of Westminster to shine a spotlight on the cruelty.The Only Way Is Essex’s Pete Wicks, Gogglebox’s Sandi Bogle and Downton Abbey’s Peter Egan, joined MPs and campaigners for an exhibition of powerful images and inspiring stories of some of the 850 dogs that HSI has rescued from ‘death row’ on South Korea’s dog meat farms. Wildlife TV presenter Anneka Svenska and TV vet Marc Abraham attended to add their full support to the campaign.An estimated 30 million dogs a year are killed for their meat in Asia, mainly stolen pets and stray dogs snatched from the streets. South Korea is the only country known to intensively farm dogs for human consumption. More than 2.5 million dogs spend their whole lives in barren metal cages on those farms before suffering agonising deaths by electrocution or hanging. The majority of dog meat, as much as 80 percent, is consumed during Bok Nal season, the three hottest days of the year between July and August. As part of its campaign to end the dog meat trade, HSI has so far permanently closed down eight dog meat farms in South Korea, working in partnership with dog farmers to help them transition to new, humane livelihoods such as blueberry growing.More than 850 dogs have been rehomed, eight of whom have started their new lives in their forever homes in the UK. Millions of dogs are still suffering on farms in South Korea, but HSI is hopeful that attitudes are changing – most young Koreans don’t regularly eat dog meat and Korean activists against the industry are growing in strength and number. There is diplomatic hope too: South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in recently adopted a dog meat farm rescue called Tory and the British Ambassador in Seoul adopted Caspian from a farm closed by HSI earlier this year. HSI is aiming to work with the South Korean government to end the trade for good, working with the growing number of farmers who want to transition to alternative livelihoods. The charity’s rescue team is currently in Seoul preparing for its ninth dog farm closure.Attendees last night were able to experience the grim life on a dog meat farm through HSI’s virtual reality experience iDog, as the charity launched its new global petition calling for an end to the trade. You can sign the petition at at the event, actor and HSI-friend Peter Egan shared his own personal experience of joining HSI’s rescue team in South Korea at the end of last year: “The dog meat farm I visited with HSI was like something out of a horror story, a dreadful place where 200 beautiful dogs were kept in deplorable conditions until they’re sold or slaughtered. I am still haunted by the gut-churning stench of that place. Learning about the hundreds more dogs rescued by HSI from facilities just like the one I experienced, fills me with hope that we might one day be able to end this barbaric business once and for all.”“We are thrilled to bring celebrities, politicians and campaigners together to share in and amplify our campaign to take dog meat off the menu,” said HSI UK’s Executive Director Claire Bass. “Attitudes and behaviours are changing in South Korea and we’re hopeful that the country’s new president will take action to hasten an end to the dying dog meat trade, helping millions of dogs and thousands of dog meat farmers.”Sponsor of the event, Henry Smith, Conservative MP for Crawley and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Animal Welfare, said: “I was delighted to sponsor this event, in support of HSI’s campaign to end South Korea’s inhumane dog meat trade. Asia’s dog and cat meat trade is a source of enormous concern for many millions of British people, and HSI’s stories of farms closed and dogs rescued give cause for optimism that the suffering will stop. I know I speak for many MPs who support our government using diplomatic channels to encourage positive change for dogs in South Korea.”Facts: • Most people in South Korea don’t regularly eat dogs, and the practice is increasingly out of favour with the younger generation who is rejecting dog meat. • During the Bok Nal days, 70-80 percent of dog meat is eaten in South Korea, mainly as a peppery soup called bosintang that is believed to improve stamina and virility. • Most people in South Korea never visit a dog meat farm and are unaware of the suffering experienced by the dogs. HSI is keen to dispel the widespread misconception that farmed dogs are somehow different in nature to companion dogs. • There are an estimated 17,000 dog meat farms in South Korea, breeding more than 2.5 million dogs annually. • In addition to their life of suffering on the farm, the method used to kill the dogs is brutal – death by electrocution is most common, with dogs usually taking up to five minutes to die, although there have been instances of dogs taking up to 20 minutes to die. Hanging is also common. Dogs are killed in full view of the other dogs, and their final moments will be terrifying and extremely painful. • The dog meat industry is in legal limbo in South Korea, neither legal nor illegal. Many provisions of the country’s Animal Protection Act are routinely breached, such as the ban on killing animals in a brutal way including hanging by the neck, killing in public areas or in front of other animals of the same species.last_img read more


    first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter “It makes you feel like you’re doing something right. Like I’m on the right path,” he said after winning the award ealier this week.The seven minute short film is about Charlie and his quest to build himself a robot date that he can bring to his school’s prom.My Fair Robot also won awards at the Zoom Student Film Festival.London will be heading to York University in the fall as one of 10 students accepted into the BFA screenwriting program.By Jordan Steinhauer ~ blogTO Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: A Toronto high school student just won a huge award from TIFF, which kind of makes you wonder what you’re doing with your life, huh?Filmmaker Cole London, who is just 17 and a student at Claude Watson School for the Arts, just won the coveted Best Film award at the annual TIFF Jump Cuts High-School Filmmakers Showcase.London’s film, My Fair Robot, beat out over 90 other student films to take home the top prize. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Staying active in midlife depends on mental wellbeing

    first_imgLondon: Staying physically active in midlife depends a lot on your overall satisfaction with life or mental wellbeing a decade earlier, not just your physical health, suggests new research. Men and women with high mental well-being at the age of 42 were more physically active at the age of 50 compared to those who got lower scores in mental well-being at age 42, said the study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life. The researchers investigated mental well-being through three dimensions: emotional, psychological and social well-being. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainEmotional well-being indicates overall satisfaction with life and a tendency to have positive feelings. Psychological well-being refers to experiences of personal growth and the purpose of life. Social well-being tells about relationships with other people and the community. The researchers found that leisure time physical activity did not predict later mental well-being or subjective health, but mental well-being predicted physical activity. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardIt seems that mental well-being is an important resource for maintaining a physically active lifestyle in midlife, said Tiia Kekalainen from University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. For the study, the researchers gathered data from over 300 people at ages 42 and 50 by questionnaires and interviews. Walking was related to emotional well-being, rambling in nature to social well-being and endurance training to subjective health, the study said. “Although exercise did not predict later mental well-being or subjective health in this study, exercise is important for current mental well-being and health,” Kekalainen said.last_img read more

  • Haiti Ban warns electoral unrest could impede efforts to fight cholera epidemic

    “The Secretary-General is concerned following the incidents that marked the first round of the presidential and legislative elections in Haiti on Sunday,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesman said.“The Secretary-General looks forward to a solution to the political crisis in the country and calls on the Haitian people and all political actors to remain calm, since any deterioration in the security situation will have an immediate impact on the efforts to contain the ongoing cholera epidemic.”According to media reports, 12 of the 18 presidential candidates have repudiated the vote and their supporters have mounted protests.Meanwhile, the number of cholera cases and deaths continues to rise with no significant shift in the overall situation, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today, noting that the north of the country remains the area with the highest caseload. As of the end of last week, more than 1,600 people have died and some 50,000 have been infected since the epidemic began in October. In Port-au-Prince, the capital, 50 deprived neighbourhoods, home to around 1 million people, are especially vulnerable to cholera – which is spread through contaminated food and water – due to poor access to safe water, inadequate sanitation and high population density. Preparations are in place across the country to respond more forcefully as the epidemic spreads, OCHA said.The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the regional arm of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), estimated that as many as 400,000 people could become ill, with half of those cases in the coming three months. Calculations reflect a worst case scenario that is avoidable if all sectors of society and health partners are able to step up their actions.Working closely with PAHO/WHO, OCHA has put together a list of the infrastructure, institutional and personnel needs to respond to the epidemic. There are currently 40 Cholera Treatment Centres (CTCs) and 61 Cholera Treatment Units (CTUs). More are needed, with humanitarian partners working to increase the numbers and bed capacity. To respond to needs for water chlorination in households, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has 190 million Aquatabs and 1.5 million bars of soap in the pipeline, and nutritional efforts are focused on mitigating the impact of cholera on children under five, pregnant and/or lactating women, and other vulnerable groups by maximizing prevention efforts. Haiti is still struggling to recover from the January quake, which killed some 200,000 people and displaced more than 1 million others, many of whom are still living in crowded camps. 29 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a speedy solution to the political crisis in Haiti after yesterday’s first round of elections, warning that worsening security would hamper efforts to fight the cholera epidemic in a country already devastated by January’s earthquake. read more

  • UN officials call for support to provide food assistance to 10 million

    “Yemen is a country wracked by chronic poverty and underdevelopment, and millions of Yemenis are struggling to cope,” said Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos. “People need food, water, education and health care. But they also want to know that there is investment to secure their future. We urgently need more funding to help those in need.” More than 10 million people in Yemen – almost half the country’s population – are either hungry or on the edge of hunger with very high rates of food insecurity. Child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world with close to half of Yemen’s children under 5 years old – around 2 million children – suffering from stunting.Following a visit to the country, Ms. Amos and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, called on countries, particularly those in the Gulf region, to step up humanitarian efforts in Yemen.This year, WFP aims to provide almost 5 million people in 16 governorates with food assistance and is working to build community resilience. “WFP is providing life-saving food assistance to almost 5 million Yemenis to break the intergenerational cycle of hunger,” said Ms. Cousin. “We will continue this vital food assistance by improving food security and nutrition but at the same time helping build resilience of these communities. We are working to ensure families themselves are able to take care of their food needs through food for work, food for training and other income generating activities.“We count on the support of our donors and the strong partnership with the Government of Yemen to help communities free themselves from the cycle of hunger.”During their visit, Ms. Amos and Ms. Cousin met senior Government officials, to discuss humanitarian needs and the challenges facing the country. They also met non-governmental organizations, women leaders, humanitarian partners, and representatives of the donor community. In addition, they travelled to the city of Hudeidah, where they saw first-hand efforts to combat malnutrition and food insecurity. They visited nutrition and health care clinics supported by WFP and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and saw the offloading of WFP food supplies at the Hudeidah Port. They also visited the Al Mazraq camp in Harad, where people displaced by the conflict in Sa’ada still live, and visited a centre where stranded migrants from the Horn of Africa receive assistance from the International Organization for Migration. Yemen faces multiple humanitarian crises. Out of a population of 24 million, over half need some form of humanitarian aid. More than half of the population does not have access to clean water and proper sanitation, and one million children suffer from acute malnutrition. read more

  • Sustainability peace security best guarantee against instability Guterres to Security Council

    At a debate on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, the UN chief explained that both the human and financial costs in responding to the prolonged crises shaking today’s world are “too high,” and that there needs to be a refocus on prevention and coordination activities between “the three pillars of peace, sustainable development and human rights.”“Peace cannot be sustainable without development, and lasting peace is essential for the preservation of development gains,” Mr. Guterres continued.He spelled out that this requires a holistic approach.“Essentially, this approach assumes that we are fighting against potential factors of instability, such as inequality, climate change competition for resources corruption and cross-border crime,” stressed the UN chief, underscoring the need to invest in basic services, sustainable development and social cohesion as “investing in peace.”,To ensure lasting peace after a violent conflict, he maintained that the UN presence must be more adaptable in prioritizing the country’s needs and in mobilizing the UN system, including “all peace operations, all humanitarian and development actors,” which his reform agenda outlines as “fundamental.”He also underscored the need for more inclusive approaches so that “peace and development activities are owned, and led by national local actors,” including women, the elderly, youth, those with disabilities and minority groups.“Women’s participation, in particular, is a sure way to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of peacebuilding,” he argued, calling their contribution “crucial” to economic recovery, political legitimacy and social cohesion.,Four key messages of the Secretary-General to help forge lasting peace: Embrace a holistic approach that addresses potential triggers of instability. Adopt more inclusive approaches, led by national and local actors. Forge partnerships to safeguard development gains, and build local capacities to prevent and respond to conflicts. Ensure adequate resources for peacebuilding and development during conflict.,Mr. Guterres also reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen partnerships with regional and sub-regional organizations, and international financial institutions, which he called “particularly important in transition settings.”Recapping the UN’s work in this area, he cited a deepened partnership with the African Union on development Agenda 2063, joint gender equality missions and a Strategic Partnership Framework with the World Bank toward a joint Pathways for Peace study.“We must support the mobilization and the mobilization of foreign investment,” stated the UN chief, urging greater support for the Peacebuilding Fund, which provides crucial assistance in often overlooked remote areas. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebePresident Alassane Ouattara (left) of Côte d’Ivoire and President of the Security Council for the month of December, chairs al meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace.Mr. Guterres thanked Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara, who chaired the meeting, for using his country’s presidency of the Security Council during the month of December to table the topic.He also commended that State’s movement towards consolidating peace and development, noting that in hosting a UN peacekeeping operation, “Côte d’Ivoire can indeed make a valuable contribution and share its experience with peace operations under way in other countries of the world.” read more

  • UMBC downs Coppin State 7160 behind Sherburnes 22 points

    BALTIMORE — Joe Sherburne scored 22 points, Ricky Council II added 14 and UMBC beat Coppin State 71-60 in the Eagles’ home opener on Monday night.R.J. Eytle-Rock’s layup with 17:46 left gave the Retrievers a 35-34 lead they’d never surrender. Five minutes later, Kent Auslander’s 3-pointer brought Coppin State within 46-40, but Eytle-Rock made another layup to start a 9-0 run and the margin stretched to 55-40 when Brandon Horvath buried a 3-pointer. Eytle-Rock finished with 12 points.Justin Steers led the Eagles with 10 points and Lamar Morgan and Chad Andrews-Fulton each scored nine.Coppin State has dropped its first nine games to start the season after dropping its final six games last year. A loss at Richmond on Wednesday night would mark the third straight season that Coppin State has started the year with double-digit losing streaks. The Eagles lost 17 in a row to start 2017-18 and 12 straight at the beginning of 2016-17.The Associated Press read more

  • Shamima Begum hires Gareth Peirce the human rights lawyer who represented Abu Qatada

    It marks a significant development in the fight to bring the teenager back to Britain and will be deemed a timely coup for her family, coming as this newspaper revealed that Begum, according to sources, had served in the Islamic State’s “morality police” and had tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group. Shamima Begum’s family has hired one of the UK’s top human rights lawyers whose clients have included hate preacher Abu Qatada. Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice “for every accused jihadist and IRA suspect”, took over the former Bethnal Green school girl’s case last week, the Telegraph can reveal. She was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle and earned…

  • 13 browser plugins that will improve your web experience

    first_img Source: visibotech/YouTubeLazarusFor: Chrome, Firefox, SafariIf you’re working on a document or filling out a long form and your browser crashes, Lazurus is able to restore your work so you don’t have to go through the whole process again. Source: FirefoxFlashblockFor: Chrome, FirefoxIf you find your browser slowing down or crashing because of flash, downloading this will disable all flash content on a page. Source: Chrome Web StoreGhosteryFor: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, OperaAnother essential plugin for those who are concerned about their privacy online, Ghostery shows you who’s tracking your activity and gives you more info about them, and telling you how to opt-out or block what they’re doing. Source: GhosteryVideo/YouTubeLastPassFor: Chrome, FirefoxThis password manager remembers everything for you. All you need is one master password and LastPass will allow you to access any accounts that require signing in to. Source: LastPass Password Manager/YouTubeGoogle Dictionary For: ChromeInstead of having to use Google’s address bar to figure out what a word means, Google Dictionary gives you the definition any time you double-click on a word. Source: Chrome Web StoreDownThemAllFor: FirefoxDownThemAll is essential for those who want to download everything they see from a web page. The plugin presents you with links, images and other content and lets you download them all or a selection. Source: FirefoxPanicButtonFor: Chrome, FirefoxOne the off-chance that you need to close all tabs immediately, PanicButton hides all of them in one fell swoop, and saves them as bookmarks. When the coast is clear, clicking it again will restore everything. Source: Chrome Web StoreRead: Here’s what happens every five seconds on the internet >Read: These 17 web tools will improve your productivity > DESPITE THE GROWING popularity of smartphones and apps, a large proportion of our time is spent using desktop computers and browsers to get our work done or to pass the time.With this, the popularity of browser plugins and extensions, adding additional features and services to your browser, have continued to grow in popularity, with the biggest ones like Chrome having their own stores.While there are many to choose and download, which ones should you be looking at first. Here’s a small selection to get you started.DisconnectFor: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, OperaIf you’re cautious about sites tracking what you do, Disconnect is a handy way of blocking these sites and offering you more control over who sees what. Source: Disconnect/YouTubeFeedlyFor: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, OperaOne of the best RSS readers out there, Feedly presents articles in a magazine format, allowing you to catch up on the news. It can also act as a chronological news feed too if that works better for you. Source: Chrome Web StoreClick and CleanFor: Chrome, FirefoxIf you want to clean your browsing history in one go (and then some), this plugin will do just that. Source: FirefoxDuolingoFor: ChromeThe language learning app also has a plugin and it’s just as good as the mobile version. Using the same methods as the app, it’s a handy way of quickly brushing up on a new language when you have five minutes to spare. Source: Chrome Web StorePocketFor: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer (bookmarklet)An essential plugin (and app) for those who find interesting articles, but want to read them later. Source: Chrome Web StoreTooManyTabsFor: Chrome, FirefoxIf you have, em, too many tabs open, this plugin will help you manage them and ensure you’re not left overwhelmed looking for specific pages.last_img read more

  • Steven Seagals Bitcoin Knockoff Sounds Sketchy as Hell

    first_img“Celebrities and others are using social media networks to encourage the public to purchase stocks and other investments,” the statement reads. “These endorsements may be unlawful if they do not disclose the nature, source, and amount of any compensation paid, directly or indirectly, by the company in exchange for the endorsement. Celebrities who endorse an investment often do not have sufficient expertise to ensure that the investment is appropriate and in compliance with federal securities laws. Conduct research before making investments, including in ICOs.”So yeah, probably don’t invest in this one, folks. I like Seagal well enough, but I have no faith in him as a financial… anything.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bitcoin is probably a scam. If you disagree, that’s cool, but it’s your money. And, if you strike it big, you can tell me off. But, with that said, this market is definitely starting to get… uh… weird?90s action star Steven Seagal is, apparently, working on the second generation of Bitcoin, dubbed, hilariously, Bitcoiin 2nd Generation. Seagal’s official twitter account said as much, and there was an accompanying press release, claiming that the system would be based on the Ethereum blockchain.Making matters worse, the account also offered up this image showing their affiliate payout schedule. I dunno about you, but that looks an awful lot like a pyramid scheme.So, to recap: there are two “i”s in the name, for some reason, 2nd gen BitCoin is ostensibly based on Etherum (why?), the fact that Seagal is involved at all (again, why?), and the attached affiliate chart is exactly a pyramid scheme.Credit: Steven SeagalIf this isn’t already sending off like a million alarm bells, then you might want to reread all that. And again. Until it sticks.The affiliate payouts will only be for the initial coin offering, or ICO — essentially one of the few times it’s not the absolute worst idea to buy into a new cryptocurrency. The problem, of course, is that with these sorts of deals, it’s easy to promise massive returns, but almost impossible to guarantee. If you throw in a few bucks you don’t mind losing, great. If you’re betting a lot more on it, though, you’re almost certainly being taken for a ride. Thankfully, this one is pretty transparent.“As a Buddhist, Zen teacher, and healer,” the attached press release reads, “Steven lives by the principles that the development of the physical self is essential to protect the spiritual man. He believes that what he does in his life is about leading people into contemplation to wake them up and enlighten them in some manner. These are precisely the objectives of the Bitcoiin2Gen to empower the community by providing a decentralized P2P payment system with its own wallet, mining ecosystem and robust blockchain platform without the need of any third party.”If that isn’t a buncha words that mean basically nothing, I don’t know what is.Of course, the internet is having a field day, making plenty of cracks, but this type of offering may well be illegal. The SEC, which is typically in charge of investigating insider trading and similar financial crimes, made a statement about celebrity endorsements of cryptocurrencies last year.What if there was a cryptographically secured distributed ledger for tracking roundhouse kicks to the face— Tom Gara (@tomgara) February 20, 2018 Cops Raid Suspected Pot House, Find Cryptomining Operation InsteadBitcoin Bomb Threat Scam Disrupts Businesses Across US, Canada Looks like the cryptocurrency market is…………Under Siege— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 19, 2018center_img Finally, the cryptocurrency endorsed by zen master and Russian diplomat Steven Seagal that we’ve all been waiting for— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 19, 2018 Stay on targetlast_img read more

  • Editorially Speaking PNP way off with comments from Haiti in handover of

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#haitidonation, #magneticmediaeditorial, #republicofhaiti Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 7, 2017 – Certainly the Opposition PNP party has more real work to do on behalf of the voters and residents than to sit at a computer to conjure up a false and disturbing statement about what was said by the Haitian consul at the handover of his country’s donation to the Turks and Caicos Islands.The Leader in the House of Assembly for the PNP Party  used a comment from our #MagneticMedia news report, which is cropped to serve a selfish mission.In their media release of Thursday Nov 2, 2017 the Member uses a portion of a statement which we quoted of the Haitian Consul to convey that the Haitian Government presented the generators, plywood, sheet rock and metal roofing with the expressed instruction that they are to go directly to the Haitian people living in the TCI.No such directive was ever uttered by Haitian authorities to Magnetic Media and our news story never reported that message. Our report on Oct 30 shared, what we believe is a sincere attempt by Haiti to be a giver at a time when a badly battered TCI needs the help. The generous donation was given on behalf of the people of Haiti and not specifically or directly for the people of Haiti who live within the Turks and Caicos Islands.The blatant mischaracterization or misrepresentation is designed to cause mischief; to feed or breed an antagonistic relationship with an important partner at a sensitive time.Did Haiti need to give the donation to TCIG if its Government meant it strictly for its citizens resident here? No. They could have just received the shipment and dished out the goods to whomever they wanted from the Haitian community.While people may question the items donated by Haiti; what kind of political and Parliamentary leader questions the act or goes on record with an invented motive for giving?There was no such statement by the PNP about the gifts presented by the UK and other countries. So why is there this statement from the PNP about Haiti which plays a critical role in providing a vibrant unskilled labour force, which helps to keep this tourism ship we have in the TCI afloat?  Now that’s what is suspicious.There are many causes pre and post the hurricanes an Opposition party is expected to champion and be watchdog over. The actual transaction of the donation by Haiti could be one of them. It is easily dealt with through a phone call or meeting with the Minister of Home Affairs or Director of the #DDME to ensure no such request or demand was made by any country, if the PNP deems it wrong or inappropriate.  The Opposition is expected to be that kind of watchdog.  However, not everything which one does to safeguard the People need be exposed in such a manner.The Turks and Caicos is not at war with Haiti, we are not in a hostile standoff with Haiti despite the challenges which rear up from time to time.   Globally, our relationship with Haiti is viewed as amicable; we are all in the #CARICOM family.   In my media experience, this was a bad call with poor timing which exposed a lack of tact which regrettably reflects badly on the Turks and Caicos Islands.For your information, the PNP Opposition did contact the minister responsible on this matter with their concerns about the motive for the gift from Haiti.  The Minister, Hon #DelroyWilliams shared with Magnetic Media that he conveyed to the Opposition party that no directives accompanied the donated supplies presented to TCIG by the #RepublicofHaiti.last_img read more

  • Regional operator candidates line up for Nagasaki BusinessConnect Seminar

    first_imgThe Kyushu Nagasaki Integrated Resorts (IR) Business-Connect Seminar was held on Thursday at Arkas Sasebo in anticipation of an IR bid at the Huis Ten Bosch resort facility in Sasebo.This was the first time six different IR operators – either domestic or international – have presented in Nagasaki, among them Agora Hospitality Group, Current Corp, Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 and Get Nice Holdings Limited, Oshidori International Development Limited and Casinos Austria International. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR The Nagasaki Governor and the mayor of Sasebo were also in attendance. The venue capacity was only 500, but far more attended and once the seats were filled many took up up standing room as well.Nagasaki prefecture and Sasebo city are hoping to develop an IR on an site covering 30 hectares, including some land owned by Dutch-inspired theme park Huis Ten Bosch.Nagasaki’s strength is its consensus-building between the public and private sectors in the region aiming to attract an IR. In 2017, 91% of the prefectural assembly and 83% of the Sasebo municipal assembly were in favor of the project. Further, a survey of residents held in January 2018 by the Nagasaki Shimbun found that 46.6% were in favor and 38.2% were against.It was also decided in June by the Kyushu Governor’s Association that they would unify on Nagasaki as an IR candidate site, and the Kyushu business community announced a system to support the initiative.“Nagasaki is a safe investment destination for operators,” Shinichi Yoshida, policy director of Nagasaki Prefecture Planning and Promotion Department commented. “The proposal has become more concrete, and that’s why there are so many people here.”Governor Hodo Nakamura also stated his strong aspirations.“Nagasaki was at the head of the IR initiative and in June this year the whole of Kyushu has consolidated on Nagasaki as the candidate area and a project team was established. Now we would like to win the regional competition and be selected as a location,” he said. Load More Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move RelatedPostslast_img read more

  • Google Maps Tips Foxy Augmented Reality Tour Guide

    first_imgStay on target Google just teased an adorable new augmented reality guide for its Maps app.Showcased at this week’s I/O developers conference in Mountain View, the AR function uses a smartphone camera to help users quickly get their bearings.“Let me paint a familiar picture,” Google Vice President Aparna Chennapragada said during Tuesday’s keynote. “You exit the subway, you’re already running late for an appointment (or a tech company conference, that happens). Then your phone says ‘Head south on Market Street.’“One problem: You have no idea which way is south,” she continued. “So you look down at the phone, you’re looking at that blue dot on the map, and you’re starting to walk to see if it’s moving in the same direction. It’s not. You’re turning around. We’ve all been there.“So we asked ourselves: What if the camera can help us here?”In a well-received demonstration, Chennapragada highlighted new features that “reimagine walking navigation.”Flashing green or red arrows help steer you in real time (via Google)Soon, when you open Google Maps, you’ll instantly know your location; street names, directions, and flashing red or green arrows help steer you in real time.While a majority of the screen displays a camera-view of your surroundings, the classic map stays put at the bottom, “so that way you stay oriented,” Chennapragada said.“And just for fun, our team’s been playing with an idea of adding a helpful guide,” she said, introducing an excitable fox that prances off in the direction you need to walk.There is no word if or when the charming canine assistant will be released to the public. I find it hard to believe, though, that Google is so cruel as to give us such a cute sneak peek without eventually rolling out the feature.Try to keep up! (via Google)Chennapragada followed the announcement with another example of how the tech titan is enhancing Maps: VPS. A modern twist on GPS, this visual positioning system can estimate precise positioning and orientation.“Just like you and I, when we’re in an unfamiliar place, you’re looking for visual landmarks, the company VP said. “It’s the same idea. VPS uses the visual features in the environment to do the same, so that way we help you figure out exactly where you are and get you exactly where you need to go.”Watch the full Google I/O 18 keynote online, and expect more news as we move into day three of the developer conference. Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • Face ID or Touch ID on Future iPhones and Apple Watches Why

    first_img Apple Brings Contactless Student IDs to More UniversitiesCelebrate World Emoji Day With Diverse New Characters Stay on target I’ve made a lot of jokes about Apple’s recent Face ID feature for newer, too big iPhones. I’ve talked about how I don’t want the camera to steal my face to make animated animal emojis or whatever. And I’m not the biggest fan of Touch ID, the feature it replaced, either. My fingerprints don’t need to exist as digital data, even if Apple promises that data never leaves the phone.But all kidding aside, your phone needs security. There’s just too much vital information you’re expected to keep on the device at any given moment. And biometric authentication like scanning your fingerprints or face is far more secure than just relying on memorizing a password. Until now, iPhone users have had to pick one option or another, Face ID or Touch ID. But a recently discovered patent on Patently Apple suggests that eventually may longer be the case.Basically, the patent describes a single iPhone capable of both Face ID facial scanning and Touch ID fingerprint scanning. Face ID, as the stronger option, is offered first. But Touch ID is available as well if that doesn’t work. Of course, you can also still enter a passcode, and presumably users would be able to set their own preferences for security priority. You might even be able to just use your Apple Watch, as this patent also describes leveraging Apple’s wearable for facial recognition somehow.What also stands out is the illustration for the hypothetical iPhone itself. Naturally it has the TrueDepth camera needed for Face ID. But it also has the physical home button that has enabled Touch ID in the past, the same physical home button Apple ditched with the iPhone X line. However, even those who think this patent will bear out feel Apple would rather bake Touch ID under the screen’s expansive surface than add another hideous button to the phone.For more on Apple check out how dangerously bendable the new iPad Pro is and see how many of 2018’s most popular apps and games you recognize.last_img read more

  • Man tells armed robber You can pry my Louis Vuitton out of

    first_imgRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- Jerad Kluting was walking down Riley Street in Holland Township, Michigan at around 5pm minding his own business.But then a 21-year-old mugger approached him and demanded the bag.Firing two warning shots, the third one was meant to hit him.‘It happened very fast. In one motion he took the gun out of his waist belt and with the other hand put up a bandana over his mouth and pointed, was like, “Give me your bag,”‘ Kluting explained to local NBC station WCMH.‘I was like, “You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton.” I worked very hard for this and this bag I’ve had forever and it means a lot to me.‘I wasn’t about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me.’Kluting paid a lot for the design, and it is no longer in production. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Don’t come between a gay man and his designer bagcenter_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) If there is any lesson for anyone especially a robber, it is do not come between a gay man and his designer bag. Do not come between a gay man and his designer bag‘I paid $1,700 for it or thereabouts. … I love Louis Vuitton and I saw this bag long before I could buy it and I saved up my money to buy it,’ Kluting continued. ‘It means a lot to me. … It represents me. I wasn’t about to relinquish my personal property.’It should be noted that you probably shouldn’t be putting your life on the line for any material object, even if it is Louis Vuitton.‘As my grandmother would say, if you’re born to hang, you’ll never drown,’ Kluting added.But now the bag has an even deeper significance.‘I got my bag,’ Kluting said. ‘He can pry it out of my cold dead hands.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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    first_img The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaging Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) recently announced the release of what it calls the world’s first Windows-compatible… read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | September 26, 2018 LG Medical Monitors Leveraging years of industry-leading expertise in flat-panel display technology, LG Business Solutions has expanded t read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 18, 2018 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panel Display Market Outlook The global flat panel display market is predicted to reach $177.3 million by 2027, according to a new report titled “… read more Double Black Imaging’s new WIDE P-Series line of LCDs with X-CAL Calibration Software consists of a 2MP Monochrome and High-Bright Color, a 3MP Monochrome and High-Bright Color and a 5MP Monochrome LCD for Mammography. This line features higher brightness levels on each LCD, Digital uniformity Control, 12-Bit processing, a retractable front sensor for true DICOM calibration, a backlight sensor for luminance control and bonded protective panels. DBI bundles these LCDs with high speed graphic controllers and X-CAL Calibration software. X-CAL is DBI’s proprietary calibration software suite for Automatic DICOM calibration and display quality assurance. This allows for both complete QA of their LCDs and Front DICOM calibration. The X-CAL Calibration software suite consists of a local agent package and a network administrative package. Double Black Imaging is including this software suite free of charge with the purchase of their LCD systems. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. 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  • The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

    first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img “How do you describe somebody that’s smart, that’s fast, that’s strong, that’s big, that has fantastic hands, feet, he has tackling ability, he studies, says the right things, was brought up the right way by his parents?” Horton said. “He is the complete package.” The 22-year-old’s play speaks for itself this season. Peterson has emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the league. The Cardinals’ 2011 first round pick has 47 tackles and is tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires There were literally no words for Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Ray Horton when it came to assessing Patrick Peterson.Horton was a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Thursday and when asked what his young corner needs to improve on, the Cardinals’ DC was rendered speechless.After a period of silence, Horton discussed why he believes Peterson is such a special and rare breed of talent.last_img read more

  • Knifewielding man takes refuge in school during police chase

    first_imgA 29-year-old man armed with a kitchen knife was arrested by Larnaca police on Thursday morning after a failed attempt to rob a kiosk led to him, finding cover in a primary school following a chase.No panic was caused from the man’s entry into the primary school, police said.According to the police, the 29-year-old attempted to rob a kiosk in Larnaca at around 10am on Thursday.People at the scene who became aware of his intentions led the man, who was armed with a kitchen knife and had his face covered, on a chase.The 29-year-old entered a primary school to hide, where he was arrested by police.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more