APTN National NewsMany Aboriginal women coming out of the prison system find it next to impossible to transition back into society.That’s why a new centre opened its doors in Winnipeg.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.
The talks, which are to resume tonight, are centred on a proposed draft resolution circulated by the United States and United Kingdom. Also today, Council members concluded an open debate on women, peace and security which began yesterday and saw the participation of some three dozen speakers. Numerous representatives took the opportunity to call for attention to women’s concerns in the formulation of mandates for UN peacekeeping operations. There were also widespread calls for increasing the participation of women in all decisions regarding peacemaking, peacekeeping and post-conflict initiatives.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedThompson leads glittering 200m field in ZurichSeptember 1, 2016In “latest news”Jamaican sprinters brace for life after BoltMay 12, 2017In “latest news”Bolt, Thompson headline Jamaica’s 59-member team to London World ChampsJuly 25, 2017In “latest news” (Jamaica Observer) After a smashing season last year, just the thought of Jamaica’s double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson getting better must be frightening for her rivals, to say the least.Thompson, who swept the 100m and the 200m at the Rio Olympics in 10.71 and 21.78 seconds, respectively, believes she is the one to beat.THOMPSON… I have a slight advantage over others (Photo: Observer file)“As a double Olympic gold medallist, I would say yes (I am the one to beat); I have a slight advantage over others,” said the 24-year-old, after officially being introduced as the new FLOW brand ambassador on Sunday.“But I mean everybody is training, everybody wants to win and I will have to work hard. Not because I am Olympic champion doesn’t mean I am going to have an advantage. So I will just have to maintain my focus and composure and continue to be on top,” she added.Thompson, who was a relatively unknown athlete in 2013, showed remarkably improvement and lowered her 100m personal best from 11.41 to 10.70 seconds in just three years, believes there is more in the tank.“I think I have improved and there is more room for improvement,” said Thompson, who opened her season clocking 7.02 seconds over the 60m outdoor at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet on January 28. Her previous best was 7.04 seconds, a clear sign that she is ahead of where she was last year this time.“I am feeling good and the training is going well so far. My main focus is to put in the training and just go out there and perform as the best I can,” she noted.Last year, Thompson was voted Jamaica’s Sportswoman of the Year for the first time after destroying a quality field to win the 100m at the Rio Olympic by a widening 0.12 margin, clocking a splendid 10.71.She then got sweet revenge in the 200m outlasting her 2015 World Championships conqueror Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, winning in 21.78 seconds and became the first woman to cop the Olympic double in 28 years after American world record holder Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988.Thompson is expecting to be at her best at the London World Championships in August.“When I go out there to compete, I go to compete, and every year is a learning experience. Beijing was an experience, the Olympics was an experience and coming forward at this year’s World Championships, I wouldn’t say I have more confidence going into the World Championships,” a confident Thompson pointed out.But before the London World Championships, Thompson has her eyes on making her debut at the World Relays in The Bahamas April 22-23.“I am looking forward to the World Relays. I have never been there before and I am looking forward to this year because I know when team Jamaica steps out there, we are going to perform and I am looking forward to be on those relays this year,” said Thompson, with a gleam in her eyes.“The World Relays seem more excited than others and I am looking forward to be in Bahamas,” she added.
– security guard choppedFour armed bandits, carrying guns and a cutlass, broke into a teacher’s Canje, Berbice home and robbed her of a quantity of cash and other valuables but not before severely beating her.The incident occurred some time around 01:30hrs on Tuesday and during the attack, a security guard was also chopped.According to a Guyana Times report, the bandits attacked the 45-year-old guard, Claudius Alert, then proceeded to enter the house at Lot 22 Bhudhan’s Housing Scheme, Caracas, West Canje, by breaking open the back door.They then confronted the 43-year-old teacher, Easter Reid, who was home alone at the time.The Canje house which armed bandits invaded Tuesday morningAccording to the traumatised woman, she was held at gunpoint as the bandits demanded money.“They said where you have the gold and money? I said ‘I don’t have’ and one said: ‘strip, lemme see, strip’ and I started to pull down my dress,” she related.However, one of the other bandits stopped his accomplice. “Don’t bother let the lady strip,” she recalled him saying.The English and Food Preparation teacher told this newspaper that all of the men were masked. She noted that while she was still to properly assess her losses, the bandits made off with jewellery and several digital boxes.“I don’t really wear jewellery, but they took my wedding band, they took another ring I had for my husband, the DVR from security cameras, an E-Networks control box and another box I had for movies,” Reid explained.The woman further recounted that while the one bandit was attempting to sexually assault her, she could hear the bandits beating the guard, adding that she heard “chopping sounds”.She noted that the Police took about 45 minutes to arrive after the initial call.Speaking with this publication, neighbours indicated that when the Police were a few houses away on their way to the scene, the men left the home. Reid corroborated that she heard one of the men saying that the Police were coming before they fled.Meanwhile, the security guard suffered a laceration to the face apparently from a glass bottle that was smashed against him and a chop to the head as well as injuries to the eye.The teacher explained that the guard was employed since February 15.Two persons have since been arrested. The Police are on the hunt for others and are pursuing certain leads. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArmed bandits terrorise East Canje family during 45-minute home invasionApril 23, 2016In “Crime”Bandit accidentally shot and killed by accomplice after robbing Berbice familyAugust 22, 2016In “Crime”Armed bandits terrorise Corentyne familyAugust 13, 2019In “Crime”
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 53 Comments 46,896 Views ‘Great men sometimes do bad things’: Shock as US judge sentences rapist bishop Keith Vallejo was sentenced to ‘up to life’ in prison this week. By Associated Press Keith Vallejo leaves the courtroom, in Provo, Utah Image: Dominic Valente/AP Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 2:57 PM Keith Vallejo leaves the courtroom, in Provo, Utah Image: Dominic Valente/AP Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3342230 Apr 15th 2017, 2:57 PM Short URL A WOMAN HAS said she is shocked by a Utah judge’s comments in which he called a former Mormon bishop convicted of sexually assaulting her a “good man” during his sentencing hearing.Julia Kirby said that Judge Thomas Low appeared to care more for her attacker than he did about her.“He only cared about the person he was convicting, and I think that is really kind of despicable,” said the 23-year-old Kirby, who has given The Associated Press permission to publish her nameLow sentenced Keith Robert Vallejo to up to life in prison this week after a jury found him guilty of 10 counts of forcible sexual abuse and one count of object rape.Kirby said she was 19 when Vallejo, a relative, groped her multiple times when she stayed at his house while attending Brigham Young University in 2013.Kirby plans to file an official complaint against Low in the hopes of getting him removed as a judge.Low is facing a deluge of complaints after saying “The court has no doubt that Mr Vallejo is an extraordinarily good man…. But great men sometimes do bad things.”The criticism began around the time Low freed Vallejo from custody after a jury convicted him, said Jennifer Yim, executive director of the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission.But Yim said most of the roughly 40 emails, six voicemails and some Facebook messages received since late March came after Low sentenced Vallejo this week and seemed to get emotional during the hearing.Ryan McBride, the prosecutor on the case, said Low’s comments were inappropriate and said it may have come in response to more than 50 character letters about Vallejo, most of them detailing the good things he has done. The defendant’s brother spoke at the hearing and compared Vallejo to Jesus in making the argument that he was wrongly convicted, McBride said. Keith Vallejo’s mugshot. Source: AP“I don’t think it’s wrong to acknowledge the good things that someone has done in their lives,” the prosecutor said. “But I think whenever you do that in a case like this, you’ve also got to say, ‘But it doesn’t excuse what you’ve done.’ ”Low declined comment through a court spokesman.“I maintain my innocence,” Vallejo said during the hearing after a brief comment on how the justice system bullies people into confessing.Mormon StrongholdThe abuse occurred in Provo, a Mormon stronghold that is home to Brigham Young University. Low attended the school, where almost all students are Mormon, but it is not clear whether he is a member of the faith.There was no indication that the judge had any prior relationship with Vallejo, McBride said. Low would have to disclose something like that, he said.In the faith, bishops are regular church members who lead their congregations for four to five years. The position is unpaid and part of the religion’s lay clergy structure that makes it different from many other religions.Low’s comments also sparked outrage on Friday from advocates for sexual assault victims.“The signal that it sends to sexual violence survivors is that if you choose to disclose, that we’re still going to treat your perpetrator as if they’re a good person,” Turner Bitton, executive director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault.Read: Bum-pinching Tunisian football boss slapped with life banRead: Two men charged in connection with the death of Irishman Dylan Crawford
Un sondage sur l’Apple TV, qui en dévoile les caractéristiquesMentionnée par Isaacson dans la biographie de Steve Jobs, la TV d’Apple se cache encore du grand public. Mais il semblerait que le détaillant américain Best Buy (lien non disponible) en sache plus que tout le monde.La firme a effectué un questionnaire auprès de sa clientèle sur le sujet de la télévision Apple. Si l’on peut douter du fait que la marque à la pomme est divulgué quoi que ce soit à Best Buy, le marchand, lui, semble sûr de ce qu’il avance en divulguant un certain nombre de caractéristiques très claires. Selon Best Buy, l’Apple TV sera:- un écran de 42 pouces LED (HD 1080p)- TV sous iOs permettant de télécharger des applications sur l’App Store (par exemple Angry Birds)- iCloud pour regarder des films, émissions…en streaming et se servir de l’iPad ou iPhone comme télécommande- Possibilité d’utiliser des services comme Netflix, YouTube, Flickr…- iSight et Skype pour des appels vidéos- un prix de 1.499 dollars (un peu moins de 1.200 euros)Best Buy est-il dans le vrai? Peut-être, même si certains points comme la mention de iSight qu’Apple semble avoir un peu délaissé et de Skype, alors que le géant américain possède FaceTime, peuvent augmenter les suspicions de fabulations de la part du marchand. De même, Siri (commande vocale connue sur l’iPhone 4S) n’est pas évoqué, alors qu’on aurait pu imaginer Apple le développer sur sa TV. Alors, info ou intox? Il faudra encore patienter pour avoir la réponse mais nul doute que cela alimentera vos rêves les plus fous…Le 6 février 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambert
In a matter of weeks, Wesley Dameron’s life took a dramatic turn.The 29-year-old Vancouver man went from being healthy and active to learning that one of his body’s most important organs was failing. Now, five years later, his heart is sustained by a mechanical pump as he awaits a transplant. And while he’s constantly battling fatigue, he hasn’t slowed down.Dameron and his wife, Adriana, are raising two young boys, 5-year-old Asher and 2-year-old Noah. They’re running a business — G6 Airpark, an indoor trampoline park in Vancouver and Portland — that’s focused on family recreation and fitness. And he’s speaking out about his heart condition as the featured speaker at the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Ball later this month.Here are some upcoming events, hosted by the American Heart Association:o National Wear Red Day — Friday. The American Heart Association is urging people to wear red to create awareness about women and heart disease.o National Wear Red Day Healthy Hearts Event — noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Macy’s in downtown Portland, 621 S.E. Fifth Ave. The event will include heart-healthy food samples and recipes, fitness demonstrations, blood pressure screening, hands-only CPR instruction and more. Guests should reserve a spot at the free event here.o American Heart Association’s 18th Annual Heart Ball — 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at The Nines Luxury Hotel, 525 S.W. Morrison St., Portland. The annual fundraiser’s guest speaker will be Wesley Dameron, a Vancouver resident and business owner who has heart failure.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family of four has been displaced after a fire tore through their Fort Lauderdale home.Fort Lauderdale firefighters responded to the scene, located near Northeast 48th Court and 17th Avenue just after 9 p.m., Tuesday.Two adults and two children have been displaced following the fire.The Red Cross will assist the family.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
reading • The best smart home devices at CES 2019 began to grow up Now playing: Watch this: Smart Home Comments 52 Photos Share your voice Google Assistant Interpreter mode and Google Assistant Connect Google Assistant’s Interpreter mode is a great example of how deep experience in machine learning and natural language processing can pay off. International travelers may be the first to encounter Interpreter, since Google is piloting it at hotel concierge desks. With Interpreter, a Google Smart Display and eventually an Android phone can act as a translation tool for two people who need to carry on a conversation but don’t speak the same language. Right now, Interpreter can translate 27 different languages and not only shows the conversation on the screen, but the Assistant itself actually says both parts of the conversation out loud. You can read the full hands-on conducted by my colleague Rich Nieva. Despite a few bumps, Google Interpreter Mode feels remarkably useful. It also looks like a sharp poke in the eye to Amazon’s competing Alexa voice service. Alexa can only speak six languages right now — English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish — along with a handful of English dialects. Amazon has a learning tool called Cleo to help Alexa add more languages, but Google launching Interpreter mode highlights a discrete edge for Assistant as an all-purpose service. Vanessa Salas/CNET Google also laid the groundwork for an answer to Amazon’s avalanche of device announcements this past fall. Google Assistant Connect is essentially a chip for third-party device makers to add basic Google Assistant connectivity to their devices. As examples, Google demonstrated a concept, credit card-style E-Ink display that showed basic time, weather and traffic information, provided by a direct connection to a nearby Google Home speaker. It also showed a mock-up of a smart button you could tie to a Google Home speaker to which you had associated a set of smart lights. The button itself doesn’t ping Google’s cloud service, but by pressing it, it sends the on/off command request to the Google Home device that does. Think of Google Assistant Connect as the Google equivalent to Amazon’s Alexa Gadgets Toolkit. Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is a product of that kit. The Clock doesn’t have an Alexa speaker built in, but instead sets the time and displays Alexa timers via data provided by its connection to an Echo speaker. Both kits enable developers to come to market with creative, lightweight products that can be either fun or useful to consumers, and also extend the reach of their respective voice platforms. I expect Google’s annual developer showcase, Google I/O, will have a deluge of new Google Assistant gadgets, similar to Amazon’s event last year. Chris Monroe/CNET Whirlpool Connected KitchenI love cooking, and it’s hard to imagine bringing more technology into my kitchen, but the KitchenAid Smart Display from Whirlpool is something I’d consider. That alone makes it notable. It’s essentially the same as the other Google Smart Displays from Google and its partners that launched last year, with the addition of a splash-resistant coating, and integration with Yummly, a recipe recommendation and cooking walkthrough app Whirlpool is rolling out across kitchen products from the Smart Display to a full-sized wall oven. What makes the KitchenAid Smart Display compelling is that it piggybacks off the strong foundation of Google Assistant and the other Google-powered smart displays, which are already good at walking you through a recipe. The splash resistance is a thoughtful improvement, and if you like Yummly and decide you want to go deeper into Whirlpool’s smart kitchen universe, the app maintains continuity with other Whirlpool products, letting you tee up cook time and temperature from the display. Chris Monroe/CNET Of the other products, the wall oven in particular is an example of the goofiest impulses of the smart kitchen, but that’s OK. It’s only a concept, and it’s exactly the kind of thing that drums up hype at CES. Instead of a traditional glass viewing window, the Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven has a transparent AR display. It will show you recipe steps from the Yummly service, or a rendering of whatever dish you’re making. A camera above the screen tracks your head movements, which then prompt the meal rendering to move on the screen, so you can see multiple sides of it. 1:30 $99 LaMetric hasn’t put a price on the Sky yet, nor even the number of panels that will come in a kit (probably eight). With all the complication that comes with linking devices together, privacy or the fundamental debate around the benefits of smart home, it’s refreshing to have a class of products that simply serve to look great on your wall. The smart home still has plenty of room to mature, and recent headlines have done the category no favors in its ongoing effort to prove that it deserves consumer trust. More competition will only help, and with at least some of the hardware mature enough to invite more and more services, it appears the smart home might have moved out of its infancy. The question for 2019 will be how it grows from here, and whether or not it can convince consumers to hang around to find out. Now playing: Watch this: 1:33 Tags Walmart 1:38 Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019 Check out all the smart home products at CES 2019 Correction, Jan. 11: This story has been updated to indicate that Alexa is currently fluent in six languages, not three as originally stated.Every story from CES 2019: It’s the year’s biggest tech show. 2:22 The Smart Clock also has a unique snooze feature for its alarm. Smack the clock when the alarm goes off and it will go into snooze mode. You can also set it to trigger a “good morning” routine across your Google Assistant smart home devices once you dismiss the alarm. All of that is clever enough, but also notable is that this is yet another Google Assistant device aimed directly at an Amazon equivalent, and arguably doing it better. Vanessa Salas/CNET LaMetric Sky Color-changing LED wall panels are perhaps the best novelty in the smart home category. Nanoleaf and Lifx have come to the show with triangular and square models before, but LaMetric’s design moves the concept forward. The Sky is comprised of interlocking, triangular panels with built-in LEDs. Where most other panel design let you program one color per panel, each of LaMetric’s panels is made of 32 smaller triangular portions, all of which you can set to a different color. The result is a beautiful stained-glass effect that you can hang on your wall. 7 Now playing: Watch this: News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today See All See It Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Lenovo Smart Clock uses Google Assistant to wake you… Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 • GE Google Assistant Alexa KitchenAid Amazon Google Lenovo Philips Apple Whirlpool $79 Mentioned Above Google Home Crutchfield Whirpool and KitchenAid show off connected cooking at… LaMetric’s pixelated LED wall panels shine at CES 2019 Google Home Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? I’m intrigued with another concept from the show: the WLabs Smart Countertop Oven. A competitor to connected countertop ovens from June, Brava and others, the WLabs model has food identification technology that can identify food you put into it and then automatically set cook time and temperature. That’s a lot like June’s oven, but Whirlpool has more heating elements in its version, which the company says will result in more even cooking and more cook mode options. This one will actually become available to consumers. Whirlpool says it’s offering 2,000 units in a test run this spring for $800. This kind of appliance isn’t for everyone, but we liked the June oven for what it was when we reviewed it last year. With serious competition in this space, someone may eventually get it right at a price more people can afford. Chris Monroe/CNET C by GE Lighting products The best thing about the GE smart lighting line expansion is it gives real competition to Philips Hue due to the breadth of GE’s device line-up. With three new smart bulbs, five new smart light switches, a smart power outlet (for lamps) and a smart motion detector to let you trigger some automations, you can now outfit the lighting scheme of an entire home with GE hardware. GE’s pricing is competitive with the equivalent products from Philips, and like Philips, the GE kit works with the three major smart home voice assistants, Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Philips still has more bulb options than GE, but with color-changing A19 and BR30 floodlight bulbs (it already had all-white models), GE hits the two most important bulb designs for residential use. This hardware will roll at a steady pace this year, with two dimmer switches coming to stores in Q1 2019. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell We saw multiple video doorbells at this year’s show, including a new peephole design from Ring. That’s a clever design, but the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell earned our admiration as the first video doorbell to work with Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform, and for the fact that unlike competing doorbells, Netatmo offers a lot of its accompanying services for free. Where August, Nest, Ring and others charge for video storage and person detection, the Netatmo bell comes with a microSD card for local storage, as well as the ability to store clips on DropBox or on an FTP server. You can also view those clips via the Netatmo app. Person detection and the ability to outline specific motion-monitoring zones in the camera’s field of view are also free. All of that usually requires a monthly subscription service fee. Here, they’re free. Pricing is still TBD, but you’ll see Netatmo’s doorbell in stores in the second half of 2019. James Martin/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock The Lenovo Smart Clock is similar to Amazon’s Echo Spot bedside smart display, but with one major exception: no camera. That alone is reason enough to like this thing. The Smart Clock includes Google Assistant, as well as a pared-down version of Google’s smart display interface designed only to show you information like traffic on your route to work, weather, calendar appointments and maybe a video feed from a Google-connected smart camera. It can play music, but not video from any of the various streaming services, nor can it show pictures. How To • Make Google Home get your groceries Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it Google owned this one. No question. Yes, Google spent a ton on marketing. Its booth in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center was bigger than most houses. It had a roller coaster (kind of; it was really more of a flat “ride”). And Google backed all the style with substance, demoing Google Assistant voice services far ahead of the competition and announcing a startling number of connected devices that work with its products. Beyond Google’s dominance, smaller smart home subcategories bloomed at CES, including GE’s C by GE smart lights and Whirlpool and its Yummly- and Google-powered connected kitchen products. With increased competition, and forward movement for certain categories, the smart home is no longer about gawking at the fact that you can control your lights with an app. The smart home appears to have grown up some. In order of importance, here’s what we saw that stood out the most. See It Google Assistant’s new interpreter mode erases language… See it $69
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, or AIDEA, says it is still moving forward to prepare an environmental impact statement for the contentious Ambler Road, even after Governor Bill Walker has placed a hold on the project.The Ambler road would branch west off the Dalton Highway near Evansville and run into the copper deposit near Ambler. If the road eventually gets the go-ahead, it will be a mixed bag for the Northwest Arctic Caribou Herd which winters on and migrates through land that the road would bisect.“I think we’ve got enough information to show that with regard to caribou, it’s not an easy answer,” said Jim Dau, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game based in Kotzebue.“It varies tremendously, seasonally. It’s hard to make a categorical statement saying roads are terrible for caribou or they have no effect. It’s not that simple.”Dau says the road and development that comes with it will have long-term impacts on the caribou herd and its users—but the costs and benefits aren’t clear-cut. Dau said caribou can coexist with roads but they fragment habitat and interrupt migration range.“I think the major impact of roads on caribou is how it affects movements, not just how much lichen is covered by gravel.”In a recent study, biologists from the Wilderness Society, the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service found that about 1.5 to 8.5 percent of the northwest herd’s lichen-rich winter habitat would be displaced by the proposed road. That may not sound like much but Dau said there is more to consider.Most of the caribou migrate south in the fall, traveling just to the west of where the road would end, but sometimes, instead of traveling south toward the Seward Peninsula, they hook a left and walk up the Kobuk.“You know, I’ve seen 50 or 80 thousand caribou walk completely out of the Kobuk into the Koyukuk—the upper Koyukuk drainage—and that’s completely along that road, that proposed road.”The caribou can likely learn to live along a road. They have done it time and time again throughout the continent. Dau has studied herds’ movements near the Kuparuk oil fields, near the Red Dog Mine. He’s talked to biologists in Canada whose herds navigate much more developed land than in Alaska. But Dau’s question is one many share: Will this be the only road, or is it just the first?AIDEA has said many times that the Ambler Road will be the only road and it will be closed and remediated once mining operations have ceased. The public has been skeptical, especially given its cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Dau said he doesn’t support or oppose the road, but if this is just the beginning of development, he says he’s taking the long-term view.“If they were going to extend that road from Ambler out to any deep-water port, then it would bisect the NW Arctic herd range and the caribou would have to cross that road multiple times per year,” he said. “That would be a very, very different animal. So, I tend to think about long-term things. Not just the next 10 years or 20 years. What’s this road going to look like in 50, 75 years or 100 years? Those are the time frames you need to think about.”While AIDEA has maintained that the Ambler Road would be industrial-use only, Dau said the public, including subsistence users in villages near the road, would likely desire access for hunting and other uses if the road were built.
However, the Congress leader’s comment has all the potential to spark the once doused yet alight Tipu Sultan debate back into politics during the time of Lok Sabha elections, especially with the BJP in Karnataka.Since the Congress government of Karnataka in 2015, led by Siddaramaiah, had introduced Tipu Sultan Jayanthi (birth anniversary), there have been several protests against this.Several people took to social media to express their views of Tharoor praising the Pakistan PM.Here are some reactions:- Stop endorsing Tharoorji Tippu, an admirer of Hinduism Affection for Pakistan? Tipu Sultan will always remain a hot topic for debate Not a hero! Shashi Tharoor speaks at an event on the third day of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in the Indian city of Jaipur on January 23, 2016Rohit Jain Paras/AFP/Getty Images [Representational Image]Congress candidate from Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday for remembering the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan.The senior Congress leader’s praise comes after PM Imran Khan tweeted saying, “Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.”Shashi Tharoor retweeted the Pakistan PM’s post saying that he personally knows Imran Khan’s interest in the history of the Indian subcontinent. “He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi,” read his tweet.
X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:00 Al OrtizFrom left to right: Ken Huewitt, HISD interim superintendent; board president Manuel Rodriguez and board member Wanda Adams during the public hearing held to vote on the budget for school year 2016-17.The Houston Independent School District board approved the budget for the 2016-2017 school year.Texas now considers HISD a wealthy district due to rising property values and that means the district has to reimburse the state approximately $162 million through a mechanism called recapture.The budget for the next school year contains $84 million in cuts to balance this situation, which is happening for the first time in HISD’s history.The cuts will result in the district eliminating 80 administrative positions, as well as doing away with the Apollo program and ending teachers’ bonuses.Some members of the board criticized the state’s system to fund public schools and interim Superintendent Ken Huewitt said reforms are needed.“We can kind of move forward and start dealing with this recapture issue because this is not something that we have to deal with every year, we’ve got to get this changed,” Huewitt said at the end of the public hearing held to approve the budget.The budget was passed by five votes to two.Trustees Manuel Rodríguez, Wanda Adams, Rhonda Skillern-Jones, Jolanda Jones and Michael Lunceford voted in favor of the budget, while Greg Meyers and Anna Eastman voted against it.Trustees Harvin Moore and Diana Dávila were not present at the time of the vote. Listen
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CREDIT: Courtesy of Netflix Titles shared this way come with Netflix’s default art, but users can add their own stickers, comments, and more to personalize their viewing suggestion. And each movie or TV show shared on Instagram links back to Netflix, allowing Instagram users to start watching with just a click or two.“We’re always on the lookout for ways to make it easier for members to share the Netflix titles they’re obsessing about and help them discover something new to watch,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “We hope our members enjoy this new feature!” Instagram first opened up Stories to third-party developers for such integrations in May of last year. Some of the other media services taking advantage of it include Spotify and Soundcloud.Sharing to Instagram Stories is thus far only available via Netflix’s iOS app. A Netflix spokesperson told Variety Tuesday that the company is already working bringing the feature to Android as well, but didn’t have any specifics to share. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Netflix is tapping into Instagram Stories for some word-of-mouth promotion: The streaming video service rolled out a new Instagram integration Tuesday that allows iOS users to share their favorite movies and TV shows via Stories.To do so, users simply select the title of their choice within the Netflix iOS app, and then share it to Instagram, where they can either add it to their Story, or share it directly with their contacts.
‘Black Lightning’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Preparing for War’Black Lightning’ Season 2, Episode 15 Recap: With Great Power The episode begins with a big shock of an opening scene. With a jaunty Dean Martin tune playing, we watch Gambi buy a snack off the street and get into his car. Strangely, they decided to shoot it with no lighting at all. The scene was so dark, I started to wonder if there was something wrong with my TV. As he drives away, a van filled with sinister-looking men pulls up. They immediately start firing on him. Try as he might to get away, he can’t shake his assailants. With his van’s armor deteriorating, he tries firing back at them. His van flips over, exploding as it hits the ground. We’re clearly meant to think that Gambi has died, and he may well be. Henderson tells Jefferson as much later that night. We don’t see the body though, and we all know the first rule of comic book deaths.Though they haven’t found a body yet, Henderson says eyewitnesses didn’t see anyone leave the SUV before it exploded. The police are just searching the scene for DNA at this point. Henderson asks Jefferson and Anissa to let the police handle it, and Jefferson is content to listen to him. Gambi always had a plan. Jefferson doesn’t believe he’s dead either. He’ll wait, but not for the cops. Gambi’s bound to contact him at some point. Anissa isn’t so sure. After tearfully telling Jenn, she runs to Grace’s apartment. This is what those awkward reunion scenes all season have been leading up to. It might have worked better had we spent just a little more time on their romance, but some of these episodes have been trying to do too much as it is already. Still, it works here. It’s a sweet, beautiful scene and Nafessa Williams plays the emotion so well. Stay on target Mistake or fate? #BlackLightning pic.twitter.com/M5isHYvtNE— Black Lightning (@blacklightning) November 14, 2018It’s not a happy ending right away, though. Despite Anissa’s proclamation that, if she were to die, she’d want to be next to Grace, Grace isn’t buying it. She understandably hasn’t forgiven Anissa for disappearing on her the way she did. She’s not going to let Anissa back in just because she showed up at her doorstep at an emotional moment. She fears that as soon as Anissa’s life gets better, she’ll abandon her again. Her fears are seemingly confirmed when Anissa can’t promise her that she won’t hurt her. OK, to be fair to Anissa here, that’s not really a promise you can ask of anyone. The best anyone can do is try. Still, Anissa’s lack of response upsets Grace enough that her powers start to come out. Oh yeah, Grace Choi is a metahuman, just like the Pierce family. She’s taking pills to suppress her abilities, but Black Lightning‘s superhero roster is only getting bigger. I’m glad the show is finally spending even a little more screen time on this relationship. If we’re going to be emotionally invested in Grace and Anissa, it’s going to take a lot more of this.Cress Williams as Black Lightning (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)The episode uses the uncertainty of Gambi’s death so effectively. It exploits our expectations surrounding comic book death. It knows we know the rule. No body, no death. It uses our knowledge to put us in Jefferson’s shoes. We’re right there with him through every step of his denial. As the entire Pierce family is grieving the loss of their uncle, Jefferson still refuses to believe he’s gone. He tries to talk to a bartender who has his ear to the ground for more information. He doesn’t get any. Everyone agrees there’s no way Gambi could have escaped the car. He likely burned to death in that explosion. After endless dead ends, he finally appears to accept his mentor’s death, sobbing over Gambi’s old pocketwatch. It’s still entirely possible Gambi could make a miraculous return, but the episode certainly makes the situation feel hopeless.As strong as Jefferson story was, the show still couldn’t help but get in its own way. It’s trying to do too much at once. As a result, there are too many scenes that hint at future developments, but ultimately go nowhere. This is clearly a setup episode, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, there are ways to make setup fun to watch. This week’s Black Lightning didn’t do that. There wasn’t even one good action scene to give us something flashy to look at while most of the story stagnated. Jenn and Khalil had another fraught, but ultimately pointless meeting. Tobias revealed a little of what was in the briefcase, which appears to be dirt on Freeland’s most powerful figures. He uses it to get a local politician in his pocket, who then… promises to move the free clinic to a different area of town. While that implies a movement of resources away from people who need it most, and probably will put it firmly under the control of Tobias, it doesn’t happen this episode. This would feel a lot more ominous if we saw even a hint of the consequences.Christine Adams as Lynn and Jennifer Riker as Dr. Jace (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Aside from Jefferson’s journey, the story that works the best is Lynn’s. Her work with the ASA has certainly been filled with implied conflict, but this is the first episode where it actually begins to mean something. The organization bringing in a criminal who didn’t care about the kids Lynn was trying to save was always going to end up this way, and it was still shocking to watch it happen. Lynn develops a serum to reverse the effects of Green Light. The problem is that half the time, it kills the patient. Saving 14 of 28 isn’t good enough for Lynn, but it sure is for Jace, who argues that all the kids will die if they don’t do anything. Jace fakes a simulation, making Lynn believe she’s found a way to save everyone. Lynn’s heartbreaking reaction to watching 14 kids die sells the scene, even if we aren’t given any indication of what it means. Lynn orders security to take Jace away and that ‘s it. That’s all we get. What she does now, how the ASA will respond to Jace’s actions, I guess we’ll have to find out at some unspecified point in the future.Anissa’s other story was, again, a lot of set-up that won’t go anywhere until next week. While I’m sure it will make for an exciting hour of television in the future, it doesn’t make the current one feel like time well spent. She volunteers at the free clinic, before it moves, where she meets a young pregnant couple. The boyfriend acts very strange at the first appointment, but the girl assures Anissa that everything’s fine. Which in TV language means that everything is not fine. The next time we see the boyfriend he runs into the clinic with a bunch of holes in his face. He begs Anissa to protect his girlfriend and child before dying on the floor. If that wasn’t strange enough already a mysterious silver liquid leaks out of his face. What’s going on? We don’t get an answer yet, but we do get a tiny hint. On her way to make sure the girl’s OK, Anissa gets pulled over by what seems at first like another racist cop. Then she sees something moving under his face. She speeds off, and rather than chasing after her, the cop just smiles. Whatever Anissa ran into, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.Jordan Calloway as Khalil/Painkiller and China Anne McClain as Jennifer (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Too much setup can really take the wind out of a show. Gambi’s possible death was handled very well, but as for the rest of the episode, I get tired of thinking, “well, I guess we’ll see what that is next week.” If you’re going to have a set-up episode, you need to hint at the thing you’re setting up. It doesn’t matter how great an episode it leads to, it makes this one feel like a jumbled slog. The episode definitely had its high points, and a couple stories moved forward an appreciable amount. It just wasn’t enough to shake the feeling that the episode took on too much. Major season arcs feel like they aren’t being given enough time to develop, and it hinders the emotional moments the compact first season was so good at creating. Black Lightning has so much more time to tell its story this season. I just hope it starts using it more effectively.Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CWPreviously on Black Lightning:Black Lightning Season 2, Episode 4 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2, Episode 3 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2, Episode 2 Recap
29 Comments Share The No. 1 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft held his introductory press conference with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday afternoon.His name is Kyler Murray and he plays the quarterback position, in case you needed to be reminded.He also joined the Bickley & Marotta show on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station shortly after the press conference to expand on some of his thoughts.Murray seems to be happy with his current situation. Top Stories Arizona Cardinals NFL football quarterback Kyler Murray speaks to the media, Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Cardinals’ practice facility in Tempe, Ariz. Murray was the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Football draft. (AP Photo/Matt York) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I think it’s everything I’ve dreamed of. As a kid not only dreaming about being the No. 1 pick in the draft but just being in the NFL. Now that I’m here, man, it’s a blessing and I can’t wait to touch the field,” Murray said.Fielding a wide range of questions for around 10 minutes from varying members of the Valley media, Murray discussed his relationship with head coach Kliff Kingsbury, how things will play out with current teammate and fellow quarterback Josh Rosen and turning around a franchise that won only three games last season.According to Murray, linking up with Kingsbury was something that the two have been planning for awhile. Related LinksCardinals QB Kyler Murray: ‘My only future is in football right now’Arizona Cardinals showed great conviction drafting Kyler MurrayOklahoma’s Lincoln Riley: Kyler does ‘things you’ve never seen before’The Kyler Murray era begins, now what about that other guy?Cardinals’ Kingsbury: Kyler Murray is rarely-seen dynamic, unique talentHistory helped Cardinals GM Keim fall in love with Kyler Murray“We have had multiple talks about this situation for years,” Murray said. “As a player you want to have a guy who knows what you do, respects your game and is behind you at all costs.”What is not on his mind is the developing in-house drama for the Cardinals at the quarterback position.Josh Rosen, the incumbent starter and top-10 draft pick in his own right from a season ago, is still on the roster.“I’m not really worried about starting the first game or anything like that. For me all I can do is come in and get better each and every single day,” Murray said. The Cardinals will not come into the season with high expectations considering they only won three games in 2018. Murray’s football experience has been on the other end of the spectrum as his teams have had fewer losses in the past four years than Arizona had wins in 2018.When asked if he knew his win-loss record, which included three consecutive undefeated state championship season in high school and a semi-final appearance in the College Football Playoffs last season, Murray had a witty response.“I think I can count on two fingers the amount of games I’ve lost.”Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 20192019 NFL DraftRound 1#TeamPlayerPos1K. MurrayQB2N. BosaDE3Q. WilliamsDT4C. FerrellDE5D. WhiteLB6D. JonesQB7J. AllenDE8T.J. HockensonTE9E. OliverDT10D. BushLB11J. WilliamsG12R. GaryDE13C. WilkinsDT14C. LindstromG15D. HaskinsQB16B. BurnsDE17D. LawrenceDT18G. BradburyC19J. SimmonsDT20N. FantTE21D. Savage, Jr.S22A. DillardT23T. HowardT24J. JacobsRB25M. BrownWR26M. SweatDE27J. AbramS28J. TilleryDT29L.J. CollierDE30D. BakerCB31K. McGaryT32N. HarryWR © STATS – 2019 – / 52 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Lawyer wants 21 Savage out of federal custody by The Associated Press Posted Feb 3, 2019 2:31 pm PDT ATLANTA — The Latest on the arrest of rapper 21 Savage (all times local):5:30 p.m.A lawyer for 21 Savage says she is working to get the Grammy-nominated rapper out of federal immigration detention.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the rapper, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the Atlanta area.Lawyer Dina LaPolt said in an email that she is working with authorities “to clear up any misunderstandings.” She says Abraham-Joseph is a role model to many young people in the U.S., especially in Atlanta.Cox says Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen who entered the U.S. legally in July 2005 but overstayed his visa, which expired in July 2006. Cox says Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in October 2014.Cox says Abraham-Joseph has been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court.___4 p.m.Authorities in Atlanta say rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the Atlanta area.Cox says Abraham-Joseph is a British citizen who entered the U.S. legally in July 2005 but overstayed his visa, which expired in July 2006. Cox said Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in October 2014.Cox says Abraham-Joseph has been placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court.Abraham-Joseph is nominated for two awards at next week’s Grammys, including record of the year for “Rockstar” alongside Post Malone.A representative for Abraham-Joseph did not respond to an email seeking comment.The Associated Press
The first petrol station in Cyprus selling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for gas-fuelled vehicles has opened in Nicosia after securing all the necessary licences.The petrol station which is owned by oil and gas company Petrolina and carries the Agip brand is located on Larnaca Avenue in Nicosia. According to a statement by Petrolina, it meets all the safety and environmental standards of the EU, complies with Cyprus legislation and the regulations set out by the energy ministry.“Business moves of this kind offer the consumer alternatives to energy use and contribute to a better quality of life,” Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis commented.Dinos Lefkaritis, director of Petrolina said the move is part of the company’s strategy to offer innovative products, adding “the company’s objective is to operate other petrol stations with LPG in the near future.”The political decision to allow the introduction of LPG in road transport was taken in April 2012.The use of LPG in gas stations was finally sanctioned via ministerial decree back in March 2016.There have been delays in processing and approving applications which are attributed to bureaucracy and the fact that several government departments must be consulted due to safety concerns.LPG is an alternative fuel for motorised vehicles. It is more economical than petrol, less harmful to the environment and cheaper.With current LPG prices, it takes motorists three to four years to recover the cost of converting from petrol to LPG. Diesel cars cannot be converted.The cost of conversion is estimated at between €1,000 and €1,500.LPG is a blend of propane and butane which can be produced from natural gas or as a by-product of oil refining. You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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