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Feelings mixed about Senate in Nunavut

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s a long way from Parliament Hill to Frobisher Bay.The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about Senate reform and Friday was the deadline for provinces and territories to submit motions in support or against.APTN’s Kent Driscoll set out to see what do people in Nunavut think of the Senate.last_img

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Now with power to long rule China Xi beset by challenges

first_imgBEIJING, China – As China’s leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country’s political waters are looking choppy.Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as he wants as China’s most dominant leader since Mao Zedong.Mounting criticism of the Xi administration’s policies has exposed the risks he faces from amassing so much power: He’s made himself a natural target for blame.“Having concentrated power, Xi is responsible for all policy setbacks and policy failures,” said Joseph Cheng, a retired City University of Hong Kong professor and long-time observer of Chinese politics.Notably, Xi used to dominate state-run newspapers’ front pages and the state broadcaster CCTV’s news bulletins on a daily basis but has in recent weeks made fewer public appearances. “He can’t shift the blame, so he’s responding by taking a lower profile,” Cheng said.The challenges so far aren’t seen as a threat to Xi’s grip on power, but for many Chinese, the government’s credibility is on the line.Of greatest concern to many is the trade war with the U.S. that threatens higher tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese exports. Critics say they’ve yet to see a coherent strategy from Beijing that could guide negotiations with Washington and avoid a major blow to the economy. Beijing instead seems to be opting for defiance and retaliatory measures of its own.Both the stock market and the currency have weakened in response and the Communist Party itself conceded at a meeting last month that external factors were weighing heavily on economic growth.At the same time, a scandal over vaccines has reignited long-held fears over the integrity of the health care industry and the government’s ability to police the sprawling firms that dominate the economy.“Trust is the most important thing and a loss of public confidence in the government could be devastating,” said Zhang Ming, a retired professor of political science in Beijing.And last week, the authorities mobilized a massive security effort to squelch a planned protest in Beijing over the sudden collapse of hundreds of peer-to-peer borrowing schemes that underscore the government’s inability to reform the finance system to cater to small investors.Meanwhile, Xi’s signature project, the trillion-dollar “Belt and Road” initiative to build investment and infrastructure links with 65 nations, is running into headwinds over sticker shock among the countries involved. Some Chinese have also questioned the wisdom of sending vast sums abroad at a time when millions of Chinese remain mired in poverty.That in part plays into concerns over Xi’s abandonment of the highly pragmatic, low-key cautious approach to foreign relations advocated by Deng Xiaoping, the architect of China’s economic reforms that laid the groundwork for today’s relative prosperity.Leaders are likely to discuss at least some of these challenges during informal discussions at the Beidaihe resort in Hebei province as part of a tradition begun under Mao. Xi and others generally drop out of sight for two weeks or more during the summer session.Xi’s mildly bombastic brand of Chinese triumphalism “has not been popular with many in the party,” leading critics to speak out, said Steve Tsang, director of the China Institute at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.Some have even called for the sacking of one prominent proponent of the rising China theme, Tsinghua University economist Hu Angang, with 27 graduates of the elite institution signing a letter to that effect.Resentment lingers also over Xi’s moves to consolidate power, including pushing through the removal of presidential term limits in March and establishing a burgeoning cult of personality.That resentment was given voice in a lengthy jeremiad titled “Imminent Fears, Imminent Hopes” penned by Tsinghua University law professor Xu Zhangrun, who warned that, “Yet again people throughout China … are feeling a sense of uncertainty, a mounting anxiety in relation both to the direction the country is taking as well as in regard to their personal security.”“These anxieties have generated something of a nationwide panic,” Xu continued before listing eight areas of concern including stricter controls over ideology, repression of the intelligentsia, excessive foreign aid and “The End of Reform and the Return of Totalitarianism.”Even more boldly, Xu called for a restoration of presidential term limits and a re-evaluation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement centred on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The peaceful protests were crushed by the military and remain a taboo topic to this day.Although Xu is reportedly out of the country and has not been officially sanctioned, another longtime critic, retired professor Sun Wenguang, found himself carted off by police in the middle of a radio interview with the Voice of America in which he railed against China’s lavish spending abroad.A sign of the Xi administration’s anxieties is a new campaign to promote patriotism among intellectuals — a recurring tactic when public debate is seen as needing a course correction.The notice of the new campaign, issued July 31, cites “the broad masses of intellectuals” and the “patriotic spirit of struggle,” while giving little in the way of specifics.Much of the discontent with Xi can be traced to his administration’s perceived ineffectiveness, said Zhang, the retired academic.“If you want to be emperor, you must have great achievements,” Zhang said. “He hasn’t had any, so it’s hard to convince the people.”last_img read more

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Visiting UN Police chief pledges support for Liberias crime prevention campaign

19 November 2007Meeting with Liberia’s President and other senior officials, the United Nations top police official has stressed the world body’s continued support for the Government’s anti-crime efforts, while acknowledging that much work still needs to be done in the West African nation. UN Police Adviser Andrew Hughes, who wrapped up a four-day visit to Liberia at the weekend, also accompanied Liberia National Police (LNP) and UN Police (UNPOL) officers on a night-time anti-crime patrol around the capital Monrovia. “I know there is a great deal of work ahead. And I pledge our support for the work of UNPOL here in Liberia,” said Mr. Hughes during the night patrol. Earlier, he visited the capital’s Central Prison, where he met with Corrections Officers and spoke with inmates. His discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and senior Government officials, as well as with top officers of the LNP, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Alan Doss, and other senior UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) representatives, focused on how to strengthen the Government’s crime prevention campaign. During his trip, Mr. Hughes also reviewed progress being made by the police and rule of law components of UNMIL and discussed the challenges ahead, as well as assessing the assistance that may be required from UN Headquarters in New York for the full implementation of UNMIL’s mandate in these areas. This visit was part of a four-nation tour for the Police Adviser, which included trips to the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), and the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Police Division now falls under the new Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions. This new structure is part of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s wider reform of peacekeeping, developed in response to the growing global need for peacekeeping operations. The Office also comprises the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Section, the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section, the Security Sector Reform Section and the Mine Action Service. read more

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ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Wednesday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close TueNov. 501.90 506.50 501.90 505.70 501.60Jan. ’18 509.30 514.90 509.30 514.10 509.30March 515.40 521.10 515.40 520.30 515.00May 519.00 524.20 518.90 522.90 517.90July 521.90 525.60 521.90 524.20 519.10Nov. 492.50 495.10 492.50 494.00 493.00Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 495.70 494.70March 0.00 0.00 0.00 498.40 497.40May 0.00 0.00 0.00 498.40 497.40July 0.00 0.00 0.00 498.40 497.40Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 498.40 497.40Barley (Western): Open High Low Close TueDec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 148.00 148.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Montreal CW: $240.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $524.10 (January 2018)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $537.10 (January 2018) read more

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UPFA communicates stand on opposition leader to Speaker

The opposition leader at present is Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan.However the joint opposition has been pushing for Gunawardene to be given the post saying Sampanthan has been more a voice for the Government and not the opposition. (Colombo Gazette) The Speaker had requested Amaraweera to state the position of the party since a request had been put forward by several MPs including some from the UPFA. The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has communicated its stand on the leader of the opposition to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.Jayasuriya had sought the opinion of the General Secretary of the UPFA Mahinda Amaraweera on appointing Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena the leader of the opposition. Amaraweera today said that he has communicated the position of the UPFA to the Speaker. read more

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New Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka presents his credentials

In all twelve new foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House in Colombo today. (Colombo Gazette) Previous work experience of Omar Abdul Razzak includes the post of Minister of States for Home Affairs, Project Monitoring at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury where he was responsible for monitoring the development of all projects in the country funded through external sources and as the Shadow Foreign Secretary of Maldives United Opposition. He is currently also a member of the Joint Opposition Foreign Relations Committee. The New Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka Omar Abdul Razzak, presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena today.Razzak completed Masters of Business Administration (International) from Edith Cowen University of Australia. read more

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Over 600 kids in the area are in need of new school

United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk is hosting is second annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive to collect new school materials to help low-income students.Stuff the Bus will run from July 26 to Aug. 18.Items that students need include backpacks, lunch bags, 12-inch rulers, three-ring binders, No. 2 pencils, highlighters, assorted pens, erasers, glue sticks, sharpeners, spiral notebooks, three-hole paper, index dividers, pencil cases, crayons, scissors, scientific and regular calculators.The most needed and least donated items are backpacks.Last year, the United Way was able to distribute supplies to over 125 children. This year, over 600 children have been identified as needing support.The donated school supplies will help students of all ages.“We are blown away by the generosity of our local communities through the United Way of Haldimand and Norfolk’s Stuff the Bus campaign,” Alison High, principal of Valley Heights Secondary School in Langton, said in a news release.“Your donations will help so many students through the year. Thank you.”Donation bins in the Norfolk area can be found in Superstore, Staples and all branches of Norfolk County public libraries. In the Haldimand area, donation bins can be found in Zehrs, Haldimand County Public Library (Caledonia, Dunnville and Jarvis), and both Giant Tiger locations.Workplaces that would like to collect supplies or make a cash donation should contact United Way at 519-426-5660, email info@unitedwayhn.on.ca, or visit their website at unitedwayhn.on.ca. read more

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Calling Gaza ticking timebomb UN official urges aid to avoid social explosion

“You cannot seal off an area, which is a little bigger than the city of Stockholm, has 1.4 million people, of whom 800,000 are youth and children, and then have 200 artillery shells go in there virtually every day, seal off the borders so that it is very hard for them to send anything out, crippling the economy, for people to live or even humanitarian supplies to get in,” Jan Egeland told reporters in New York, calling a “ticking time-bomb.” He said the conditions will lead to some a social explosion. “Is it in 10 days or is it in 10 months? Of course we don’t know but it is a time-bomb. Nobody visiting Gaza can avoid the fact that it is a totally untenable situation,” he said. Mr. Egeland, who will attend tomorrow’s meeting in Stockholm, said the previous humanitarian appeal for the occupied Palestinian territories had brought in only 40 per cent of the $385 million being sought. He voiced hope that more money would be forthcoming and that there would be full diplomatic support for “a fresh look at the situation.” In a related development, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) today spotlighted the plight of women in labour who are being delayed at Israeli checkpoints, forcing roadside births and even causing the death of some women and infants. The agency issued a statement urging access to health facilities and stressing that humanitarian organizations must be allowed to operate freely. More than 68 pregnant Palestinian women had to give birth at Israeli checkpoints during the last six years, leading to 34 miscarriages and the death of four women, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. A recent report by the Ministry shows that since the beginning of the Al-Aqsa intifada in September 2000, pregnant Palestinian women in labour are often prevented by Israeli forces from reaching hospitals to receive appropriate medical attention. As a result, 10 per cent of women who wished to give birth at medical centres have had to spend two to four hours on the road before reaching a hospital, while 6 per cent spent more than four hours. The normal time, before the intifada, was 15 to 30 minutes. “These figures underline the need to put an end, once and for all, to the agony of pregnant Palestinian women held at Israeli checkpoints,” said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. “It is urgent to facilitate access by pregnant women to life-saving services, as stipulated by international humanitarian law.” UNFPA has been helping pregnant women avoid suffering at the checkpoints by training health personnel and equipping them with delivery kits to provide services within their communities. It has also formed local community support teams to assist health providers and raise awareness of the availability of delivery services. The agency continues to work with its partners on providing the Gaza population with essential emergency services and supplies, including by restoring health facilities, purchasing reproductive health supplies and other essential drugs to support the Ministry of Health, and providing psychological and clinical services to women and their families. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (11,500.63, down 91.49 points):Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT). Miner. Down eight cents, or 12.9 per cent, at 54 cents on 8,853,589 shares.First Uranium Corp. (TSX:FIU). Miner. Up four cents, or 26.67 per cent, at 19 cents on 5,402,898 shares.Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up eight cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $10.82 on 3,958,988 shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down 20 cents, or 1.81 per cent, at $10.82 on 3,383,186 shares.Alacer Gold Corp. (TSX:ASR). Miner. Down 31 cents, or 4.48 per cent, at $6.61 on 3,075,932 shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 22 cents, or 1.79 per cent, at $12.10 on 2,929,295 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,292.93, down 3.15 points):Brookemont Capital Inc. (TSXV:BKT). Miner. Up 0.5 cents, or 14.29 per cent, at four cents on 3,926,500 shares.Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 3.85 per cent, at $2 on 3,910,309 shares.Companies reporting major news:Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Down six cents, or 1.58 per cent, at $3.74 on 2,442,263 shares. A lull in regional aircraft orders won by Bombardier Inc. may be nearing an end as demand is expected to heat up from U.S. airlines, industry analysts said Friday. The Montreal-based manufacturer last year received orders for only four regional jets and seven Q400 turboprops.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $10.72 on 1,087,114 shares. Ivanhoe has cut the price for a US$1.8-billion rights offering that it plans to help fund the construction of its Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia. The offering will allow shareholders to buy additional shares at a subscription price of US$7 or C$7.17 per share, down from an initial price of US$8.34 when the financing deal was first announced in April. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 8, 2012 5:30 pm MDT read more

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Foreign exchange losses put Barrick first quarter in the red miner cuts

Foreign exchange losses put Barrick first quarter in the red, miner cuts costs by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 26, 2016 5:33 am MDT Last Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) reported a first-quarter loss as it was hurt by one-time foreign exchange losses.The gold miner, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said it lost US$83 million or seven cents per share for the quarter ended March 31. That compared with a profit of $57 million or five cents per share a year ago.Revenue fell to $1.93 billion from $2.25 billion in the first three months of 2015.On an adjusted basis, Barrick said it earned $127 million or 11 cents per share in the quarter, up from $62 million or five cents per share a year ago.Barrick said it produced 1.28 million ounces of gold in the quarter at an all-in sustaining cost of $706 per ounce. That compared with 1.38 million ounces at $927 per ounce a year ago.The company lowered its all-in sustaining cost guidance for 2016 to $760 to $810 per ounce compared with its original guidance of $775 to $825 per ounce. read more

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UN must lead global battle against counterfeit medicines Congo tells General Assembly

.“The proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines presents more and more a serious and multi-tentacled threat to the world, and in particular for developing countries, President Denis Sassou Nguesso said, noting that the scourge claims 800,000 lives a year, according to the UN World Health Organization, and the traffic also funds international terrorism.“About 10 per cent of medicines currently in use in the world are believed to be counterfeit, with the figure rising to 40 percent in Africa and the countries of the South, and even 60 per cent in some regions,” he said. “In addition to the efforts of the World Health Organization, far-reaching action should be taken at the level of the UN General Assembly to draw up a global strategy to fight this peril,” he added, stressing the need for substantial funds.On other challenges, he cited the growing reach of terrorism, new tensions on the Korean peninsula, fighting in Syria and Iraq, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well crises in Africa in Burundi, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Libya and South Sudan.Full statement (in French) available here read more

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September CV registrations eclipsed by buoyant month in 2001

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) CV registrations down 8.3 per cent at 42,305 in SeptemberSecond biggest September under the biannual registration plate systemFourth ever biggest monthly totalYTD CV registrations up 1.4 per cent at 242,937 vehiclesLight CV registrations down 1.7 per cent, but up 4.1 per cent for YTDAs expected, significant fall of 35.6 per cent in truck registrationsBus & coach registrations fall 39.3 per cent, YTD  growth cut to 2.2 per cent‘September’s CV registration volume was well above the totals for the same months in 1999 and 2000, but the remarkably buoyant September 2001 market was always going to be a tough target to better,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan.   He added, ‘the growth trend over the first nine months still points to UK CV registrations in 2002 being equally as good as last year’s total.  But, the CV market is reflecting some of the general economic uncertainty expected for the months ahead and the variability in growth prospects across sectors.’Click through to download the full release and data tables for September 2002. read more

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Opinion Where will Buckeyes at the Scouting Combine fall in the 2015

OSU then-senior tight end Jeff Heuerman (5) attempts to set a block during the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship against OSU on Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas. OSU won, 42-20. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor four now-former Ohio State football players, the next chapters of their football careers are just around the corner.Tight end Jeff Heuerman, cornerback Doran Grant, wide receiver Devin Smith and defensive lineman Michael Bennett all earned invitations to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, set to begin Tuesday.Where will these former Buckeyes land? It all starts in Indianapolis. Michael BennettThe anchor in the middle of the national title-winning defense at OSU was once a projected first round pick before sliding down draft boards early in the season.Bennett, who did not record a sack until the fifth game of the year against Maryland, had a breakout game on the big stage in East Lansing, Mich., as he recorded a sack, and two tackles for loss in an upset win over Michigan State.That performance, combined with a dominating two-sack, four-tackle for loss effort against Wisconsin put Bennett back on the map as a dominant force in college football.While it might not be enough to get him back into the first round, his late-season dominance showed many teams that he can have a future at the nest level.Projection: Late 1st, early 2nd round Projection: Late 1st round Doran GrantJust a year ago, many Buckeye fans were worrying about how the OSU secondary would improve on a 112th ranked pass defense after losing Bradley Roby to the first round of the draft.Grant not only filled Roby’s shoes, but ran out of them.Grant took on the likes of Tony Lippett and Amari Cooper during the 2014 season and greatly improved his draft stock, which many might say was nonexistent heading into the national title run.The Akron product led a defensive secondary that led the Big Ten in passes defended, as the Buckeyes collected 25 interceptions in 2014, five of which belonged to Grant.Grant earned a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, and in the process, also an invitation to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.While he might not go as high as Roby, he will likely give more effort to the team that selects him. Projection: 4th round Devin SmithArguably one of the best wide receivers to ever play at OSU, Smith soared up draft boards with his performances in the Big Ten title game and the Sugar Bowl.The deep-ball threat not only led the Big Ten in yards per catch, he led the conference in touchdown receptions with 12, four of which came against Wisconsin and Alabama combined.Smith, who became famous in Columbus for his game-winning catch against Wisconsin in 2011, continued to help the Buckeyes win games as OSU never lost a game in which Smith caught a touchdown pass.It would be tough to argue that any player in college football helped his draft stock more than Smith down the stretch, and an impressive performance at the combine could even boost him higher. Jeff HeuermanHeuerman, who was tabbed as the second-best tight end prospect by ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper before the 2014 season, might have fallen since that time because of a drop-off in production from the 2013 season.The Florida native, who caught 26 passes for 466 yards and four scores in 2013, caught just 17 passes in 2014 for 207 and two scores.The decline in production could be attributed to nagging injuries, one of which forced him to miss OSU’s third game of the season against Kent State.That being said, Heuerman has shown his ability to run and pass block in coach Urban Meyer’s complex offensive system and not many will argue with his pass-catching ability.If Heuerman can impress in Indianapolis, there is no reason why he shouldn’t be either the first or second tight end off the board. Projection: 2nd round read more

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EHF CL Round 3 Five games – Five home wins

← Previous Story U.S. television transmits EHF Champions League Next Story → MT Melsungen sacked Matjaz Tominec Pick SzegedRastko StojkovicTHW KielVive Targi Kielce Sunday matches in EHF Champions League doesn’t brought anything unexpected to handball fans all over Europe. THW Kiel beat Vive Targi Kielce 33:29 (16:13). Polish team, once again showed high motivation to play against German teams. They were close to EHF CL champion, but for surprise was no chances.THW Kiel – VIVE Targi Kielce 33:29 (16:13) THW Kiel: Omeyer, Palicka – Lundstrom, Dragicević, Sprenger 4, Ahlm 6, Kubes 1, Reichman, Zeitz 5, Palmarsson 3, Ilić 6(5), Klein 1, Jicha 6(1), Fernandez 1VIVE Targi: Cleverly, Kotliński – Grabarczyk, Jurecki 3, Krieger, Zaremba, Podsiadło, Kuchczyński 1, Dzomba, Jurasik 3, Jachlewski 4, Stojković 13 (5), Żółtak, Knudsen 4, Rosiński 1, NatRhein Neckar Lowen in win over Chambery 39:22 showed how big is a difference between German and French team handball.1. Rhein Neckar Lowen 3 – 62. Kiel 3–53. Barcelona 3-34. Celje PL 3-25. Chambery 3-26. Kielce 3-0At last match of group C, in front of 3000 fantastic supporters, Pick Szeged had easy job against surprisingly bad AaB Handbold 37:28.Pick Szeged Handball AaB (Denmark) 37-28 (18-13) Szeged, 3000 spectators.Pick Szeged: Mikler – Stranovsky 3, Lékai 6, Zubai 6, Sulce 6, Katzirz 7 (2), third Vadkerti Exchange: Tata (goalkeeper), Bajorhegyi 1, Beocsanin 1 (1), Manager: Laszlo Skaliczki.AaB Handball: Green – Lenneratsson 4, Christiansen 2, Ingimundarson 1, Möllgaard 1, Kjelling 6 (2), Wremer. Replace: Pedersen (goalkeeper), Ask 1, Larholm 7 (6), Möller Head Coach: Peter Larsen-Bredsdorff .1. Chehovski Medvedi 3-52. Valladolid 3-53. Pick Szeged 3-44. Dinamo Minsk 3-25. Kadetten Schaffhausen 3-16. AaB Handbold 3-1In group D, Ciudad Real beat HCM Constanta 34:28 (15:12)34 – Renovalia Ciudad Real (15+19): Hombrados, Sterbik (ps) y Antonio Carreño (ps); Kallman (-), Abaló (4), Cañellas (2p), Alberto Entrerríos (2), Viran Morros (-), Dinart (-), Isaías Guardiola (5), Juanjo Fernández (-), Nacho Plaza (1), García Parrondo (6, 1p), David Davis (4), Lazarov (8, 1p) y Jurkiewicz (2). 28 – HCM Constanta (12+16): Popescu y Stanescu (ps); Toma (-), Csepreghi (2), Riganas (2), Schuch (2), Baiceanu (3), Buricea (3), Adzic (-), Angelovski (1), Muresan (3), Onyejeke (-), Nicolae (-), Sabou (3, 1p), Sadoveac (6, 1p) y Stavrositu (3).1. Ciudad Real 3-62. Zagreb 3-53. Flensburg 3-44. St. Peterburg 3-25. Bosna Sarajevo 3-16. Constanta 3-0In group B, Swedish Savehof won over Tatran Presov 33:32.In Saturday matches, Kolding and Veszprem celebrated wins.1. Kolding 3-62. Veszprem 3-63. Montpellier 3-24. Hamburg 3-25. Sävehof 3-26. Tatran Prešov 3-0 read more

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Firefox 22 boosts Do Not Track protection with tighter cookie policy

first_imgMozilla is once again putting user privacy first with a change to the Firefox code: starting with version 22, only third-party cookies from websites that you’re actually visiting will be accepted. That means pretty much everything advertising-related will be blocked by default, since things like AdSense and Chitika ads are served up from their own domains.It’s almost as though Mozilla has decided to take the spirit of the more-or-less neutered Do Not Track spec and implement something similar that actually has an impact on end users. Do Not Track is a great idea, but because support for the beacon has to be implemented on the server side it won’t do anything unless a provider has updated code. The folks behind Apache also decided that the DNT signal from IE10 users should be ignored completely since the preference was set by the browser’s Express Settings config and not a one-off, explicit opt-in.A good percentage of Firefox users already go down the road of cookie blocking to protect their privacy. The change won’t impact most users in any serious way, apart from crippling the kind of tracking mechanisms that DNT was intended to protect against. There will be some “limited collateral impact,” Mozilla says. The Foundation says that “working around the [new] policy’s technical limits” is fine in certain circumstances, but cautions that it should never be outright ignored.Moreover, the new policy won’t affect existing cookies. That means if you’ve already got a cookie from AdSense stored in your Firefox policy it can still be used to serve up personalized advertising. To ensure that Firefox 22 is offering full-on cookie protection, you’ll want to make sure that you first purge your existing cookie stash. To keep tabs on what’s being blocked, you can also install Mozilla’s Collusion add-on to see what third-party connections a given site is trying to make while you browse it.last_img read more

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‘All this for Oregon’

first_imgA week into the journey, and things aren’t going well.It’s not just the mud and the rain. Two of Amelia Stewart Knight’s children have the mumps; another boy seems to be getting sick; another just broke his saddle girth.And “husband” is scolding everyone.One of her daughters said something the pioneer mother was feeling herself. It is part of Amelia Stewart Knight’s diary entry for April 16, 1853: “Almira says she wished she were home, and I say ditto. ‘Home Sweet Home.’”More than 2,000 miles later, Amelia and Joel (the diary referred to him only as “husband”) found their home sweet home in what is now Camas.The Knights were among a half-million people who went west on the Oregon Trail and associated routes in the 1840s, ’50s and ’60s. Many Clark County residents can trace their families’ arrivals back to the Oregon Trail era.The Knights’ journey is documented better than many because of the diary Amelia started when they left Monroe County, Iowa, on April 9, 1853.“She wrote just about every day,” Vancouver historical researcher Lethene Parks said.Not a complainer“Her diary is notable because she didn’t do a lot of complaining.”Amelia Stewart Knight’s home-sweet-home moment on April 16 is the only time when she even seems to be having second thoughts.The Oregon Trail is bringing people to Vancouver again Saturday — this time for an exercise in history. The Oregon-California Trails Association is teaming with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation for a symposium at the Heathman Lodge.last_img read more

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Poetry Out Loud Competition

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The national recitation competition Poetry Out Loud is heading to Sacramento for the next level of competition.The national student winner of the competition will win $20,000.Recently 10 locals schools sent their finalists to the Regional Finals and Imahni King-Murillo won.For more information about Poetry Out Loud and the organization Write Out Loud click here. KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 12, 2019 Poetry Out Loud Competition Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 12, 2019last_img read more

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Innovative Leasing Project Would Improve Security Save Money for Letterkenny

first_imgEconomic development officials in south central Pennsylvania are working with the Army to build a 700,000-square-foot warehouse on land immediately adjacent to Letterkenny Army Depot. The project would allow the depot to consolidate space it leases in a series of 90,000-square-foot, World War II-era warehouses on former Army property while greatly enhancing security. The outdated warehouses are located in the Cumberland Valley Business Park, the reuse project that grew out of the depot’s realignment following the 1995 round of BRAC, and have only limited security. Access to the new building would require passing through Letterkenny’s gate.While the new warehouse would be located on property that is part of the business park, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority is working with a developer to lead the project given the amount of financing needed to build a 700,000-square-foot warehouse, L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., told On Base. That organization has been supporting the development authority in its efforts to convert almost 1,500 acres of Army land to commercial use since the depot was realigned.The public-private partnership will require congressional approval as the Army would need to enter into a long-term lease, Ross said. At this point, the project is working its way through the Army’s approval process, he said.In addition to increasing physical security for the space the depot leases in the adjacent business park, the project will yield a more functional facility, Ross said. The ceilings in the existing warehouses are only 14 feet high. The new building will be a modern warehouse with high ceilings and will be more efficient to use, improving productivity, he stressed.The project also would significantly cut the Army’s leasing expenses. The depot now pays about $7 million annually to lease warehouses in the business park, reported the Public Opinion. “They would be spending less than what they are paying now for a better amenity,” Ross said.Ross is cautiously optimistic the project will go ahead. “To us, it makes all the sense in the world. … We think this would be a great addition to the installation,” he said. Still, working with the federal government “is a process and it’s never over until it’s over.”Photo by Dan Gleiter Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Avengers Endgame countdown hits 100 days so here are some wild theories

first_img Share your voice Comment Avengers: Endgame — Everything you need to know 61 Photos 1 Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: 2:25 Now, I might be making a mountain out of an ant hill, but mountains have always been more impressive than ant hills. (Who cares about ants anyway?) You don’t see people bragging about climbing ant hills, dude, they don’t even make awards for that. So, in this scene from Captain America: The First Avenger, Howard Stark, a thinly veiled reference to Howard the Duck, he reveals he’s Tiny’s dad. Using the Time Rock, we fast forward to 300 years later, and it’s Infinity War — Iron Man was rescued by Steven Strange, M.D., who tells Stork that it was the only way. Remember, he had seen 14 million ways for this to play out. So, with those kinds of odds, it’s most likely that the Avengers actually fail. But as an accomplished statistician, you should realize that those odds actually increased once Tano wipes out half of the universe — INCLUDING HALF OF THE ODDS! Which means that the Avengers actually now have a 2 in 7 million chance of winning — doubling their chances of overthrowing the Titan Man Tano. I think Tano knows this too — he also has the Time Rock and most likely also viewed all the possible futures. Knowing that he actually increased their odds of winning, Tano is smart — he will actually undo all of it HIMSELF so that it’s back down to a 1 in 14 million chance. But he’s new to the Time Rock, remember, that only Steven Strange, M.D., was able to properly harness it. So Tano overshoots the time reverse, and he actually goes all the way back to Captain America: First Avenger, before he was born. This also restarts the MCU cycle, which moves Marvel onto Phase 2, bringing in beloved characters like Kingdom Heart from Disney and Bowser from Wreck-It Ralph 2. — Alfred Ng  Marvel Studios The lines between Captain America and Vision will be called back in the most Captain America way possible, with Steve sacrificing himself to save one of his friends. Since Chris Evans’ contract is over at the end of Avengers 4 and Cap’s partners, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, are waiting in the wings, it’ll be a significant, meaningful send off for Cap and Evans. — Donovan Farnham  They’ve gotta be setting up a last ride of the original Avengers. All of the heroes from the first movie are still alive. I’d love to see them take on a suicide mission together to bring back the rest. Maybe an Ocean’s 11 heist combined with Dirty Dozen desperation?  Biggest deal to me: I really want some of the consequences from Infinity War to stick. I think they’ll bring back Gamora since her soul is technically still alive in the soul stone. And obviously they’ll reverse the whole erasure of half of the universe, so the only truly dead folks will be the ones who died in that opening scene. Accepting that, I really want Avengers 4 to force consequences for hitting undo. If they have to trade lives to any extent, I’m game. If they just hit undo then get to spend the second half of the movie in another big battle where it’s clear the stakes don’t matter, I’ll be really angry. I’d also like a surprise death; I’ll be disappointed if it’s just Cap. — Andrew Gebhart Since sequels to Black Panther and Spider-Man are absolutely happening, I think Avengers 4 will see the remaining heroes fighting to save everyone who disintegrated. We’ll learn that Thanos didn’t destroy half the universe, but instead he imprisoned them all inside of the Soul Stone. Then, instead of reversing things so everyone leaves the Soul Stone, the surviving Avengers will actually make the rest of the universe fit inside of the stone with the half that are already in there, turning the MCU as we know it into a pocket universe (sort of like the ending to Men in Black that revealed their galaxy was inside of a marble).  Finally, a few remaining Avengers — likely Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and any other character played by an actor who isn’t going to continue making Marvel movies — will stay on the original Earth and guard the Soul Stone, protecting it from any other villainous threats that wish to harm it. That way, those heroes are removed from the field gracefully, while still being considered a vital part of the timeline. — Mike Sorrentino As you can see, we don’t know much more than you do about what’s to come. Plus, Spidey has thrown many of these entirely off the track now! So what do you think is about to come for the heroes in Endgame? Everything to know about Captain Marvel: Get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel hero who just might save the universe. How to watch every MCU property in the perfect order: From Marvel films to the shows on Netflix, here’s the best order to experience the MCU. center_img TV and Movies Avengers: Endgame trailer revealed There are just 100 days to go until the biggest movie event of the year (for some of us, that is): Avengers: Endgame arrives April 26, as the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes on the heels of last year’s record-breaking Avengers: Infinity War. And fans have a lot of opinions about what’s going to go down, from time travel to Quantum Realms to some mysterious way out of the Soul Stone. Even though we just got our first trailer for at Spider-Man: Far From Home and the suspicious case of Mysterio therein, a lot of questions remain about what to expect from the fourth Avengers outing. That includes those of us at CNET! After Infinity War, some staff members shared their predictions for the sequel. Warning: They’re not all brilliant and they’re not all entirely truthful. But they’re all definitely very fun to read. It’s also important to note that they were written in a simpler time, before Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was officially put on hold, before Avengers 4 had an actual name and before the Fox-Disney deal had been approved. Enjoy this snapshot in time. (And it should go without saying but there are spoilers ahead!) Ahead of Avengers: Endgame, we visited the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit in Vegas Iron Man and the remaining Avengers will concoct an elaborate plan to steal back the Time Stone and beat Thanos at his own game. But how will the mere humans among them ever plan such a clever scheme without Peter Quill/Star Lord’s help?!?! (Since his 50 percent alien DNA makes him that much better at scheming, he said.) All of the dead Avengers will remain dead (the franchises will continue with replacement heroes), and Iron Man will die in a last-ditch attempt to defeat Thanos. — Ty Pendlebury Thanos is a big baddie but he reports to a bigger baddie. A bargain will need to be struck with that individual to get our beloved Spider-Man and others back. Evidently Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) fits in somewhere. — Tristan Rinehart  Marvel Studios What’s going to happen to the MCU post-Avengers 4? After a climactic passing of the guard with everyone with expiring contracts and no more MCU interest departing, the cosmic universe and Earth folks will split up. The cosmic heroes will become more ridiculous and expansive while the Earth heroes become more grounded, with a shift in focus toward a younger generation of heroes (Spider-Man, the informally but totally actually announced Kamala Khan, etc.) with Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Doctor Strange taking the roles as the older, experienced heroes. It’s hard to do another world-or-universe threatening event after half the universe has been killed, so things will be dialed back before the Fox deal is done and the X-Men and Fantastic Four ramp things back up. — Morgan Little Thor says no mortal can wield dwarven-forged items like the Infinity Gauntlet and Stormbreaker. My money’s on Captain America making the ultimate sacrifice to make things right again. Gamora will probably be brought back to life, negating any character development opportunities for Star Lord in GOTG3 and annoying me immensely for pressing “DELETE” on the immense stakes in Infinity War (unless she comes back and murders Quill for being such a stupid idiot in Infinity War, in which case I am here for it). Marvel Studios Tony Stark will get his happy ending with Pepper and their baby, but get out of the action hero business. He’ll still make cameos in future MCU phases as a tech genius/mentor to the Avengers though. (RDJ would be insane to turn down the paycheck Marvel will offer him for fan service cameos and smaller roles, like his turn in Spider-Man: Homecoming.) Shuri will take over as the main mad scientist of the universe. And rightly so, she’s smarter than Bruce Banner, Tony and Vision! We’ll start seeing new heroes and focus on their origins, with a new threat getting bread-crumbed across the Phase 4 movies. I’m guessing if the Fox deal goes through, Silver Surfer will be the main villain. If not? Galactus. Oh, and Okoye will finally get that Starbucks in Wakanda. P.S. Captain Marvel, please be cool and kick-ass. I’m begging you. — Ashley Esqueda We have to understand that Infinity War is an anagram for “Warn If I Tiny.” Now, think about it. Who, in the Marvel universe, is “Tiny”? Someone with the ability to change their size to small and also has a successful franchise for Disney to ride on? That’s right, Mister Robert “Iron Man” DeNiro Junior himself, Tiny Stork. So in the first Disney Presents Marvel’s Avengers: Assemble Team United We Fight War, we see Iron Man leave a small clue that the average moviegoer might have missed. Tags 2:09 Captain Marvel Black Panther Marvel Spiderman Thor Captain America Iron Man The Hulk The Avengerslast_img read more

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The Hairy Month Returns

first_imgWith half the November gone, men and women across the globe are celebrating their fight against cancer with No Shave November- a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to raise cancer awareness. An initiative which began in 2009 as a project that held special meaning to Chicagoland Hill family children after their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in November 2007 has grown exponentially since then.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe most masculine month of the year is not just about throwing out your razors and ditching salon visits, there are some certain rules to follow. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. By registering on the official site of No Shave November, donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. Even though the “No Shave” has become a fad amongst plethora of people, there are many who are either unaware of its cause or simply letting their hair grow and not knowing about the process of registration and donation.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn engineering student, Rishabh Raj said, “I heard about it in 2014 and have been following the trend ever since. I was aware about the rules and its cause for the cancer patients but I never knew about its registration and donation process, I simply did not shave throughout November.” Ronak Bal, a B.Tech student said, “I started following the No Shave initiative and its rules from my first year of college and even though I don’t donate anything now, I sure would in the coming future when my saving would actually save up to something.”   No shave November is not the only cause dedicated to growing awareness about cancer, the month of November is also known as “Movember” by many. “Movember” started in 2003, in Melbourne, Australia, when a group of friends decided to revive an old fashioned trend – the moustache. Every November, ordinary men take on the task of growing a moustache for charity in a bid to raise awareness about men’s health – prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues such as depression.People believe that by simply growing a beard they are somehow contributing to the cause, however, there is a huge difference between growing a beard and simply not shaving. Grooming is an important aspect in fostering an executive presence. According to Nirmal Randhawa, make-up artist and owner of Indica Makeover Studio, “Grow your beard according to your face shape like men with square or rectangle shape face should go for French fork as the beard will help their face look longer. Chin curtain style is ideal for men whose facial hair growth is limited to the chin.” During winters when skin dries off, moisturization is important, Shikhee Aggarwal, Head Training, The Body Shop said, “Don’t leave your beard dry for more than 24 hours. Choose lukewarm water to wash your face. You should clean your beard with beard wash & moisturize it on regular basis to keep your skin healthy.”last_img read more

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