Gasoline prices rose with land costs but full differentials unexplained report

first_imgVANCOUVER — A report analyzing gasoline prices in British Columbia says rising land costs and credit card processing fees may account for nearly the entire differential in retail margins observed between Vancouver and comparable areas up to the end of last year.The report by Deetkten Group was posted online late Wednesday by the B.C. Utilities Commission, which is overseeing a public inquiry into sky-high gas prices in the province.The consultant’s report says Vancouver’s gasoline retail margins, which are the difference between the wholesale price for fuel and the retail price less tax, “highly” correlates with local land values. The Canadian Press Credit card processing fees are applied as a percentage of a total transaction, meaning the fees will be higher in jurisdictions like Vancouver where prices at the pump are already high.But even after those factors are taken into account, more than one cent per litre in the retail margins remains unexplained.The report says transportation and regulatory costs may account for higher wholesale gasoline prices in B.C. cities, but even estimating those costs at their highest potential does not explain the full wholesale price differences.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State and coach Chris Holtmann have not seriously considered

Ohio State sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle drives to the basketball against a Connecticut defender in a game on Dec. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 64-60. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorWhen new Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann was asked by a fan at a Tuesday evening season ticket-holder event whether former guard JaQuan Lyle might return to the Buckeyes, he joked that he shouldn’t have said no questions would be off-limits.Even though the Buckeyes lack depth, especially at guard, a return of Lyle, who quit the team April 11, seems unlikely.“That’s not something that we have seriously considered at this point,” Holtmann said.On May 13, Lyle was arrested in his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, and charged with public intoxication, criminal mischief to a vehicle and disorderly conduct after an incident at Piston’s Bar & Grill. Later that day, an Ohio State spokesman confirmed that Lyle quit the team over a month prior.Former coach Thad Matta was fired June 5 and the Holtmann regime officially began June 9, so the new Buckeyes head coach has never coached Lyle. Because their time doesn’t overlap, he said he has involved the current team, who has played with and interacted with Lyle on a day-to-day basis, to have input on his situation.“We’ve also involved our entire team in some of those decisions that were made,” Holtmann said. “Obviously they were here and I wasn’t.”With the recent addition of graduate transfer Andrew Dakich, Ohio State will enter the 2017-18 season with five guards on scholarship – redshirt senior Kam Williams, junior C.J. Jackson, junior Joey Lane, freshman Musa Jallow and Dakich.Last season, as a sophomore, Lyle played in 31 games, averaging 11.4 points per contest and led the Buckeyes with 142 assists. read more

Illegal airstripaircraft Suspect confesses to constructing airstrip

As the Guyana Police Force continues with its probe into the discovery of the illegal Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft and a makeshift airstrip that was found in the Upper Takutu region last month, one of the three men detained for questioning has admitted to constructing the airstrip.The abandoned Beechcraft on the 5,400-foot long illegal airstripHead of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Wendell Blanhum, confirmed to this publication that ranks from the CID Headquarters contacted the suspect in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and during an interview, he admitted to his involvement in the construction and preparation of the said airstrip which facilitated the landing of the illegal aircraft discovered recently.“As a result of the information received, the Police are currently pursuing one of the businessmen, who was previously held but was subsequently released on bail, for further questioning,” the Crime Chief disclosed.It was also related to this publication that the two other persons are still in Police custody assisting with investigation as the probe continues.On Monday last, acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine, told reporters that documents found in the Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft may have links to South American neighbours, Brazil and Colombia.However, the acting Top Cop was unable to say who the individuals were that brought the illegal aircraft into Guyana.“I know some collaboration is being done with the Civil Aviation Authority and another agency but I don’t have the benefit of those details at this point in time… I know a few persons were in custody, and I think one or two brought to CID headquarters and interviewed, questioned and so on but I will await the outcome of the report,” the acting Police Commissioner had stated.The interior of the abandoned aircraftJust over three weeks ago, Police ranks in F Division (Interior Locations) went to an area in North Rupununi, where they discovered a 5400-foot long, 45-foot wide airstrip. As they were leaving the site, an aircraft landed and upon seeing the Police approaching, the occupants escaped into the nearby bushes.In addition to the identification documents, several pieces of communication equipment, including cellular phones, flashlights, a quantity of dried ration and medical supplies were found aboard the aircraft.Additionally, a search of the area unearthed three abandoned camps, in which canned food and other items were found along with containers of suspected aviation fuel.An inter-agency probe has since been launched and it was unearthed that the aircraft, which initially had a Colombian registration number, was actually registered to Brazil’s third largest banks, Banco Bradesco.However, an official from the bank said that they do not own any planes but it is registered to them since the owner may have acquired a loan to purchase it. A mining company named Riwa SA Incorporated Investments and Participants operated the aircraft.A history of the aircraft shows that it was owned by 11 companies in the past 27 years.Nevertheless, Ramnarine said investigators are expected to wrap up the probe within the coming days.This discovery has raised concerns within Government and during a recent visit to the Guyana Defence Force Base Camp Kanuku, located at the border town of Lethem, Region Nine, Commander in Chief, Brigadier David Granger, told Army officers to be vigilant at the country’s borders. He also called on various stakeholders in the region to work together to protect the borders against intruders. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDuo charged in connection with illegal airstrip/aircraftSeptember 15, 2017In “Court”Lethem businessman in custody for illegal airstrip in Region 9August 28, 2017In “Crime”Full investigation into Colombia aircraft, illegal airstrip discovery expected- HarmonAugust 15, 2017In “Crime” read more

Day at the Races A blaggers guide to horse racing lingo

first_imgONE THING THAT gives away a fair-weather racing fan is their lack of lingo.When you’re down for a weekend out, the last thing you want is regular race-goers giving you funny looks as you try to place your bets.Forget giggling at the horses’ names, or gawking at the colours – in order to walk the walk, you need to talk the talk. But never fear, we’re here to help.Here’s your cut-out-and-keep, go-to A-Z guide of racing speak you need to know…Ante-post betting This phrase refers to backing a horse in a specific period before a race to get a better price. There is a risk, though – the horse might not run, in which case you lose your stake. Danger here.BankerA sure thing – something you can “take to the bank”. Of course, there are no certainties in racing, but a banker is as close as you’ll get. A Bismarck, on the other hand, is the opposite. It’s a favourite to lose, and a horse you’d be willing to lay or bet against. Keep practising the slang and this could be you Source: flix66.comBreatherThis is when a jockey eases a horse down for a short distance during a race to allow it to fill its lungs for one final effort.GoingThe “going” refers to whether the ground is hard or soft. Different horses react to ground in different ways, so this can affect the betting. If you’re looking at a horse’s movement, a high-knee action indicates a liking for soft ground, while a horse with a lower, gliding action would generally prefer good or better. This preference is key when it comes to what horse to bet on. When the going gets tough…JollyThe favourite in a race. And if they win, you’ll be jolly too, eh? Source: Horse Racing IrelandMaidenThis means a horse that hasn’t won a race – yet.Spread a plateWhen a horse loses a shoe, it’s said to have spread a plate. Not good news.Starting priceAlso known as the “SP” if you’re looking to really go for broke with the lingo. The SP is an estimation of the odds available on a horse when the race begins.Not sure you’re quite ready to fake it til you make it? Well, get to grips with some more of the racing chat here. You’ll be reaming off the pro talk in no time – say it after us: “an each-way accumulator on an all-weather.” See? You’re a natural. Source: Horse Racing IrelandKillarney’s July Racing Festival boasts a mix of both national hunt and flat racing, so you’re covered no matter what lingo you learn. The Festival kicks off on Monday the 14th of July until Thursday the 17th. It’s got everything you need – a dedicated zone for kids at the Family Evening, the chance to win €15,000 at the Christy McSweeney Memorial Novice Steeplchase, and of course Killarney’s Ladies’ Day, one of the most prestigious on the Racing Calendar. It’s not one to miss…Want to know more about the colours jockeys wear, how to name a racehorse, or why Ladies’ Day is such a huge deal? Day at the Races has got you covered>last_img read more

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P on sale soon for 499 and

first_imgAfter loads of leaked information and a series of Rube Goldberg inspired teaser videos, the time has finally come for Sony to announce its Android tablet duo: the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P.The 9.4-inch Tablet S will begin shipping in September, and it’s priced at an unsurprising $499 U.S., pretty much in line with other similar Android tablets. The dual-screen Tablet P is set for a November launch in Europe, where it will sell for €599 — North American pricing has yet to be announced. Sony does throw in a couple nice freebies with the tablets: two games (Crash Bandicoot and Pinball Heroes), a six-month subscription to its music service, and a handful of free movie and eBook downloads.The hinged, slate-in-a-can Tablet P sports dual 1024×480 5-inch displays, runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and can either stretch a single app across both displays or run different apps on each. At some point in the near future, AT&T will offer a version of the Tablet P on its cellular network, though it’s not known precisely when that will happen. At about 13 ounces, the Tablet P packs a dual-core NVidia Tegra 2 processor at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD expansion, VGA front and 5.1MP rear cameras, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 3080mAh battery.Its larger, single-screen sibling sports similar internals. Weighing in at about 600 grams (nearly identical to the iPad 2), the Tablet S features a 1280×800 display, 1GHz processor, SD expansion, and a 5000mAh battery. The $499 base model includes 16GB of internal storage while bumping to 32GB will cost you an additional $100. Android 3.1 is standard, though the upcoming Tablet S with 3G will ship with Android 3.2, like the Tablet P.last_img read more

Watch the worlds most intricate wine uncorking machine do its job

first_imgWhile it certainly would be much easier to open a bottle of wine with a traditional corkscrew, the experience wouldn’t nearly be as cool as the one depicted in the video above. Using metal parts that span a period of 400 years, mechanical artist Rob Higgs has created a masterpiece that is both functional and descriptive of the absurdity of society’s excessive nature. The title should have warned you, this machine is something that’s going to blow your mind.Originally constructed in 2008, the Corkscrew as it’s called, was inspired by the drawings of Rube Goldberg. Known for his crazy contraptions, his artwork served as the starting point for Higgs. First experimenting on small table top mechanical models, Higgs decided to go bigger to express his artistic vision and began assembling the parts he would need. As mentioned above, some of the metal pieces he collected date back to the age of Queen Elizabeth I, making it not only priceless in the sheer genius that it displays but also in the individual parts that make up the sum of the machine.Operated using a simple hand crank, the machine is able to lower itself gently onto a corked wine bottle, insert a corkscrew then slowly remove the stopper without spilling. While this in itself is very impressive, after the cork is removed the machine then can actually pour you a glass of the tasty liquid as well as any waiter or sommelier!Unfortunately the Corkscrew isn’t for sale, as you probably already guessed. There was hope once that an outside company would make 100 of the machines for a limited sale run, but there’s no word on what happened to those plans. Even if Higgs decided to sell his piece of mechanical art, the amount of time and energy he put into it would put the price range well out of reach of the everyday consumer. Thanks to the internet though, we can watch it work over and over again and marvel at the ingenuity of Higgs and his machine.Read more at Automata, via Make.last_img read more

Engagement Soars as Newsweek Takes a New Approach to Video

first_img That’s where Verse, a new service that provides publishers with the ability to create interactive, video-driven multimedia experiences, came in. “By taking advantage of all of the hotspots within Verse, we were able to let the viewer themselves explore what we were feeling, dig into the evidence the same way a reporter would and come to your own conclusion.” At one point, as interviews with the incarcerated Arthur and those who knew Levin are shown, viewers are given the option to pause the video and view on-the-street interviews with Levin’s students from the day of his funeral. At another point, viewers can use Verse’s slideshow function to read an essay written by Levin about his experiences teaching at William H. Taft High School, which includes a mention of Arthur. “The big thing with that story was that you don’t ever really get a compelling confession,” Dulai continues. “You don’t ever get that moment where he says to you, ‘I did it,’ or ‘I didn’t do it.’ He kind of alludes to it; he beats around the bush a lot.” For its part, the Verse team — led by co-founders Antonio Bolfo and Michael Lanza — aims to position the platform as a low-cost, time-saving solution that can help publishers embrace rising demand for both video content and brand storytelling. Encoded in 24 different formats and counting, Verse is meant to be a turn-key solution compatible with current in-house technologies at publishers and agencies alike and offering a full analytics dashboard.  “The idea of just copying broadcast TV makes no sense on the web,” Dulai tells Folio:. “I had been living with this idea for awhile. When Verse popped up and said, ‘Well, we’ve built the thing that you’ve been waiting for,’ we just started looking for stories where we could take advantage of this platform.” Dulai and Miller felt that Verse was the appropriate platform to convey that ambiguity; the ability to let viewers pause the video and dig deeper into the mountains of material compiled — including an interview with Arthur from inside prison — lent the whole experience a degree of transparency unattainable in conventional documentary filmmaking, where so much is left on the cutting-room floor. The video produced by Dulai and Miller to accompany Nazaryan’s story, titled “Undertow,” is comprised of five chapters that make up a total run-time of about 35 minutes, inviting viewers to “sift through all the branching links and evidence as you form your own understanding of the events that transpired two decades ago.” And viewers did. center_img “We were very surprised by the feedback that we got,” Dulai continues. “The Verse folks were telling us that people were watching it for 20, 22, 25 minutes, which is insane. I’ve been doing video for newspapers and magazines for ten years, and we’re lucky if people are watching it after the first minute and a half. So right then, I was like, something special is happening here.” Shaminder Dulai is passionate about visual storytelling. Whether on behalf of the Associated Press, The Daily Beast, Newsweek (his current home), or a myriad of other outlets, he’s spent the better part of the last two decades bringing compelling, undertold tales from around the globe to a mainstream audience — allowing consumers not just to read about, but to experience the plight of LGBT youths in India, or the constant uncertainty faced by the world’s stateless population, with their own eyes. Given the strong response from viewers, Dulai expects to use Verse to produce more interactive video experiences in the future. Like any other storytelling tool, however, the subject matter has to be right. Fresh out of beta-testing as of July, the platform has already found clients in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Outside, The Washington Post, The North Face, and even the National Park Service. Given Verse’s astronomical engagement rates — 63 percent, on average, according to the company — it’s no surprise that publishers and brands are taking notice. As audiences continue to migrate from TV and the printed page to digital media, where video is becoming more dominant than ever before, Dulai knew there had to be a better way to take advantage of the web’s potential as a storytelling medium. “There’s a moment in the film where we invite the viewer to ask [Arthur] if he did it,” says Dulai. “I think, for a lot of people watching, that’s the moment they were waiting for.” Dulai and Newsweek photo editor Jared Miller eventually settled on Alexander Nazaryan’s “Unmaking a Murderer,” a gripping second look at the 1997 murder of New York City teacher Jonathan Levin and the alleged perpetrator, Corey Arthur, who maintains his innocence after 20 years behind bars. last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of January 27 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, January 27, 2019.Sunday, January 27No MeetingsMonday, January 28The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, January 29The Wilmington Board of Assessors meets at 11am in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, January 30No MeetingsThursday, January 31No MeetingsFriday, February 1No MeetingsSaturday, February 2No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

ConnectSense brings inwall outlet smarts to CES 2019

first_img The outlet also monitors its own internal temperature and can notify you of overheating. We reviewed the new ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 recently, and praised it for its functionality. It lacked appealing design, however, with a bulky size and boxy shape.  Available in both 15A and 20A options, the Smart In-Wall Outlet is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The ConnectSense app helps you link up these accounts and allows you to control and schedule each individual socket and any device plugged into it. Post a comment CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Share your voice All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 ConnectSense Launching in the first half of 2019, ConnectSense’s In-Wall Smart Outlet brings smart home connectivity and power monitoring to your wall.  A sleeker, smoother alternative to smart plugs, the ConnectSense In-Wall Smart Outlet monitors the total power consumption of each outlet in real-time voltage readings. The outlet allows you to track your energy and receive notifications when consumption data appears abnormal.  Now playing: Watch this: 85 Photos ConnectSense Smart Outlet 2 Review • This smart outlet works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for flexible smarts CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Smart Home CES 2019: What tech to expect 1:44 Tags 0 CES Productslast_img read more

TDP leader Rayapati may join BJP

first_imgTirumala: The BJP Operation Akarsh is attracting many prominent leaders in the two Telugu states. Immediately after coming into power for the second time in the center, the BJP is trying to take the place of the main Opposition parties in the Telugu states. The party is strengthening its carder to become the dominant force to attack the ruling party in the next Assembly elections in the two states. Particularly the BJP is moving its steps to attract the TDP leaders with Operation Kamal. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us After the bitter defeat in the 2019 elections, the TDP is centre facing the setback one after the another. Recently in Rajya Sabha, the TDP members have merged with the BJP. It’s in the news that the Guntur senior leader Rayapati Sambasiva Rao will also say goodbye to the TDP and join the BJP. Regarding this, he has given clarity over changing the party. Rayapati said he would join the BJP very soon. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Rayapati has joined the TDP with the hope of getting the TTD chairman post. However, in the political equations that position has gone to Putta Sudhakar Yadav. With this, Rayapati was upset on the TDP. Now, after seeing the right time, he is getting ready to join the BJP. On the other side, it’s known that the BJP general secretary Ram Madhav visited Rayapati Sambasiva Rao at his residence two days ago. On the occasion, Rayapati has hosted a dinner to the BJP leaders. The BJP is thinking to strengthen the party with the joining of Rayapati Sambasiva Rao who has strong cadre in Guntur district.last_img read more

Shilpa Shettys face morphed on Stone Cold Steve Austin Actress reacts to

first_imgShilpa Shetty’s face morphed on Stone Cold Steve AustinInstagramRecently, WWE star John Cena posted a morphed picture that had Shilpa Shetty’s face morphed on wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin. The actress now reacted to the funny photo.While Cena’s followers were perplexed to see him know Shilpa, the actress replied to the meme sharing the same image on her Instagram account.”This is hilarious… I certainly “Didn’t SEE” this coming, @johncena,” she captioned the photo. The picture is now viral on social media. However, we wonder how Stone Cold would react to this hilarious photo.A few days ago, Shilpa had shared a Boomerang video on Instagram that showed she and her husband Raj Kundra kissing each other with Hampton Court Palace in the background. The couple was having a vacation in London.While Shilpa is now happily married to Raj, she once had to make a choice between marriage and a film with Sunny Deol. The actress had revealed that during their dating days, Raj had given an ultimatum to Shilpa stating either she should marry him or end the relationship. She chose marriage, and she certainly is glad to have made the decision.last_img read more

7 SIBL directors resign

first_imgAs many as seven Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) directors — four independent directors and three shareholder directors — resigned in a meeting of the bank’s board of directors on Tuesday.The four independent directors are Md Abdur Rahman, Abdul Mohit, AFM Asaduzzaman and Moinul Hasan, but the shareholder directors that resigned could not be named.The meeting also appointed nine new directors, including seven independent directors and two shareholder directors, confirmed the bank’s new chairman Anwarul Azim Arif.He said they resigned on personal grounds.On October 30, in a covert meeting held at the city’s Hotel Westin, the bank’s board named the bank’s new chairman, managing director (MD) and executive committee chairman.Former Chittagong University vice-chancellor Azim was named the new chairman of the bank, while Kazi Osman Ali, former additional managing director of First Security Islami Bank, was named the new managing director.Belal Ahmed, vice chairman of NRB Global Bank, was named the chairman of the executive committee.last_img read more

McMaster named as Trumps new security advisor

first_imgUS Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. AFPDonald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general HR McMaster as his national security advisor Monday, hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post.Trump announced the counterinsurgency strategist’s appointment at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, ending a one-week search to replace Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job.Flynn was forced to resign on 13 February, after questionable contacts with the Russian government and revelations that he lied about them to the vice president and the FBI.Trump scrambled to replace Flynn after retired vice admiral Robert Harward turned down the post, amid a wrangling over lower-level National Security Council appointments and a meandering Trump press conference.The White House said that Trump “gave full authority for McMaster to hire whatever staff he sees fit.”The 54-year-old McMaster is known for his criticism of the US military’s handling of Vietnam War and his own service as a commander in northern Iraq in 2005.A 1997 book he authored is pointedly titled “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.”House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes was prompt to praise McMaster’s “history of questioning the status quo and infusing fresh thinking and new approaches into military affairs.”His experience in Iraq’s Tal Afar is likely to come in useful as US and allied forces attempt to retake nearby Mosul from the Islamic State group.McMaster, still dressed in uniform, appeared with Trump on a sofa in the glitzy living room of Mar-a-Lago as music played overhead.Trump described McMaster as “man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.””He is highly respected by everyone in the military and we’re very honored to have him.”McMaster is another name on the long list of Trump advisors who have been plucked from the military.Among others, Trump has named retired officers as his defense secretary and homeland security secretary.McMaster was most recently the deputy commanding general of the Futures Center at US Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis.Trump said McMaster would work in a “very, very special” collaboration with Keith Kellogg, a retired three-star general who had served as acting national security advisor since Flynn resigned a week ago.Kellogg will act as NSC chief of staff.Former president Barack Obama’s last national security advisor, Susan Rice, congratulated McMaster on his appointment.”I wish you every success,” she said.In the path of KissingerThe post of national security advisor is a crucial, if discreet, engine for White House power and the smooth functioning of government.Henry Kissinger and Colin Powell are among those who previously held the post.The national security advisor manages hundreds of staff members, arbitrates between sometimes feuding government departments, balances foreign policy and military policy and ensures the president’s national security agenda gets implemented.Current and former staffers fear that under Trump the council is currently being bypassed as political aides like strategist Steve Bannon seize the agenda.They point to an ill-conceived ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations that further complicated counterterrorism partnerships in the Middle East and sullied America’s image abroad, but was ultimately struck down by US courts.If policy is “being done over dinner with the president, or in Steve Bannon’s office or haphazardly via email or phone calls” said Loren DeJonge Schulman — a veteran of Barack Obama’s NSC — then “they are shooting themselves in the foot because you can’t implement foreign policy from the White House.””This is something that President Obama learned, this is something that every administration goes through,” she told AFP.”Being on Fox News and announcing a policy doesn’t mean that policy is going to be executed.”Current NSC spokesman Michael Anton said that although the full NSC — chaired by Trump — had not met since he became president, the deputies and principals committee had.Peter Feaver, a veteran of George W Bush’s national security council, said that under current circumstances the administration could struggle to handle crises that have both diplomatic and military components.”Some kind of crisis will be more challenging for this team until they fix their process,” he said.The more difficult potential problems “that would stress them would be (those where) you have to integration across cabinet, departments and agencies,” Feaver added.last_img read more

Local govt in ruling party grasp

first_imgLocal governmentAlmost all the local government institutions are marred by systemic failure and irregularities. These institutions are influenced and controlled by ruling party MPs. They lack coordination with the administration and other organisations as they are run by separate laws and have limited powers to collect taxes.These institutions do not have the authority to oversee all tasks and have to depend on the central government for budget and imposing tax in various sectors.From the union parishad to the city corporation, there are about 67 thousand representatives of the local government.According to the constitution, the elected local government body will coordinate several services and government allocations. It will also impose taxes for the services. It will draw up a budget based on its revenue and government allocations. However, local governments have to rely on the ministry for many matters including fund allocations.Several planners and experts have said that the government has made all sorts of commitments to render the local government institutions strong and effective, but these commitments have remained restricted to rhetoric only.The actual challenge for the government is to strengthen the local government by fulfilling these commitments, said the experts, adding that this was the only way to meet the United Nations’ sustainable development targets (SDGs) by 2030.Former caretaker government advisor Hossain Zillur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the ruling parties do not want to empower the local government. “It has become a new normal for the local government institutions to follow the orders imposed from above. Also, people’s involvement with the institutions has decreased,” he added.Purbadhala upazila parishad elections were scheduled to be held on 10 March. The Election Commission (EC) ordered local MP Waresat Hussain to leave the area on charges of influencing the election campaign. The MP left the area, but returned a few days later. Finally, the EC suspended the election there.Then again, there was no election for almost 16 years after the Zila Parishad Act was passed. In 2011, the government appointed Awami League leaders as administrators in 61 district councils across the country. The remaining three were the Hill District Councils. The first district council election was finally held in December 2016.Local governments influenced by MPsAccording to the 2009 Upazila Parishad Act, the local member of parliament (MP) is the advisor of the council. The council is to send a development plan to the government with his recommendations. The ministry will consequently take a decision after scrutinising the recommendations.The MPs try to establish control over local government in many ways. There has been discontent between Natore’s Baraigram upazila chairman Siddiqur Rahman Patwari and local MP Abdul Kuddus. The chairman complained that the MP often interfered in the work of the upazila.Siddiqur Rahman said, “The local government should be free from the influence of the MPs.” “MPs have influence on various the planning and implementation of development projects. But these works are supposed to be done by the elected representatives of the local government,” he added.The influence of MPs on the upazila parishad election has come to the limelight recently. Since the announcement of the schedule for first phase of upazila elections, local MPs participated in electioneering, violating the electoral code. Also, there were allegations that many MPs were fielding independent candidates of their choice against party candidates.Lack of coordination and accountabilityThe local government lacks coordination with many government departments such as family planning, health, agriculture and education. The ministry makes plans by itself and implements them at a field level. Local representatives have no role in this planning.The discontent between MPs and local administration is often visible. There are instances where the upazila and union parishad chairmen have even demanded removal of a certain upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO).There are different laws for union parishad, upazila parishad, zila parishad, municipality and city corporations. These laws conflict with one another in many cases. It had been decided to create a uniform law in the seventh Five Year Plan of the government but the process has not started as yet.There are provisions for ‘ward meetings’ twice a year under the Union Parishad Act. Voters will raise their views on various issues in this meeting. But the meetings are not regular. Also, the accountability of the public representatives is obligatory. Representatives say that the voters’ demands far outweigh the allocations. That is why they do not want to hold ward meetings.In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the regional council is in charge of coordinating the administration, law and order, and development in the three hill districts. However, regional council chairman Gautam Kumar Chakma told Prothom Alo, the regional parishad has never been taken into consideration. The regional council has never been made effective due to political and bureaucratic reasons. No one wanted to see this council effective, he contended.Women representatives ignoredWomen are directly voted to the reserved seats of the local government. However, the function of the women representatives has not been clearly enunciated in the local government laws. They have no role in development planning or work. Of the 17 standing committees of the upazila parishads, 6 are headed by women vice chairmen. But as the standing committees are not active, these women vice chairmen have nothing to do.Najmun Nahar is the vice chairman of Bamna upazila in Barguna and the general secretary of the upazila Mahila Awami League. She told Prothom Alo that the women vice chairmen are not given due importance. The chairmen hold all power. All the women have to do is attend a meeting once a month. She said the women vice chairmen should be given specific responsibilities and authority.Income and abilities must be increasedDuring the 2018-19 fiscal, around 290 billion taka was allocated to run and develop the local government division. This amounted to 7 per cent of the national budget. Of this, of course, over 250 billion taka is the development budget. Local taxes are the only source of revenue for the local government. But under the the union parishad and upazila parishad laws, the councils are unable to collect adequate taxes. The local governments are thus in a dilemma.Chairman of the Aranagar union parishad in Dhamirhat upazila of Naogaon, Shahajahan Ali, told Prothom Alo that the union has very little revenue and the allocations are inadequate. The local administration carries out development work through contractors and do not bother to even consult the union parishad. He said that the workforce and allocations both have to be increased and the council must be consulted about development work.The law gives the local government responsibility for all sorts of work, such as maintaining law and order in the area, protecting the canals, rivers and water bodies, preventing violence against women or implementing the government’s development programmes. But in actuality, their functions are limited to some infrastructure construction, revenue collection, issuing certificates and some arbitration.The government is not taking any measures to build up the financial and administrative abilities of the local government so that they may carry out these functions. And the government also hardly monitors the functioning of the local government institutions.Unkept promisesPrime minister Sheikh Hasina visited the local government ministry after forming the government in 2014. She said that power should be decentralised and the local government strengthened. The local government tiers would be restructured and gradually given responsibility for health, education, law and order infrastructure development, social security and other development plans.Awami League’s manifesto for the 11th parliamentary polls also gave importance to the local government. It was said that communications, drinking water, waste management, health, education, sanitation, power and energy supply would be given to the local government to handle. But that would mean a much larger role for the local government to play.Secretary of SHUJAN (Citizens for Good Governance), Badiul Alam Majumdar, said that the constitution has already placed the responsibility on the shoulders of the local elected representatives to resolve all local problems. The government in power must understand that the local government is an autonomous body, free of government influence and also free of any control by the members of parliament.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakatlast_img read more

29 US states and cities sue Trump over climate protections

first_imgUS president Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on 13 August 2019 on his way to his Bedminster Golf Club to continue his vacation. Photo: AFPA coalition of 22 US states and seven cities on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration to block it from easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants.Trump has set about systematically dismantling environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama, including the Clean Power Plan, which called for cuts to greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.Finalized in 2015, it was put on hold by the Supreme Court and the White House has ordered the Environment Protection Agency to work on a less stringent replacement, known as the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.”This administration has decided to repeal the Clean Power Plan and replace it with a toothless substitute,” said California attorney-general Xavier Becerra at a news conference in Sacramento Tuesday.”It’s anything but clean, and it’s anything but clean energy. President Trump’s attempt to gut our nation’s Clean Power Plan is just the wrong way to go,” he added.The ACE rule would allow states to set their own standards for existing coal-fired power plants, rather than follow a single federal standard.It foresees a far less ambitious overall reduction of power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 than the regulation it would replace.Tuesday’s challenge argues that it violates the EPA’s duty under the Obama-era Clean Air Act to address carbon pollution from power plants, and artificially narrows the EPA’s authority.The lawsuit, filed in the United States Court of Appeals in Washington, could end up at the Supreme Court.California governor Gavin Newsom said the Trump administration was “in the short-term business.””They are absolutely neglecting the next generation and shame on them,” he said.Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate change accord committing countries to mitigating global warming in his first year in office.He has ordered the Energy Department to pour millions into research to boost the performance of coal-fired power plants.But the US energy mix is quickly shifting away from coal and toward natural gas, as a result of the fracking boom, and renewables.Coal consumption has plummeted to its lowest level in 40 years, according to the Energy Department, and bankruptcies have abounded, closing dozens of mines, shrinking capacity and idling hundreds of workers.US voters have rarely considered climate change a top-priority presidential election issue, but that is changing.An April CNN poll labeled it as the single most important issue to Democratic primary voters, topping health care.last_img read more

Wes Moore Finds His Work in Service

first_imgWes Moore’s THE WORK, the follow-up to his bestselling debut memoir, The Other Wes Moore, is already on the New York Times’ bestselling list.By most people’s estimation, Wes Moore has met his quota of accomplishments—a Rhodes Scholar, combat officer in Afghanistan, special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Obama campaigner, Wall Street banker during the crash and author of a bestselling book,  The Other Wes Moore. But something was missing; he hadn’t yet found his “work.”“My definition of work is where your greatest promise and your greatest gifts begin overlapping with the world’s greatest needs and you decide to do something about it,” Moore said in an interview with the AFRO.Of course, for some, the word “work” has a negative connotation, but Moore said it is anything but. “I try to be very clear that there could be a difference between your occupation and your work. Work is the most positive thing you have because [in doing it] you’re fulfilling the reason you’re on the Earth in the first place,” he said.In his newest best-selling tome, THE WORK: My Search for A Life That Matters, Moore puts a mirror up to himself and offers real-time insight into his search for a life of purpose.  “I wanted to tell my story with transparency to say it is not an easy process; this is not a 10-step guide,” Moore said.Baltimore native Wes Moore details his search for a life of purpose in his newest book, THE WORK.During that self-exploration, Moore said he discovered, among other things, “there is no job title that really drives me. The thing that drives me is impact.”As a result, the social entrepreneur and community activist has found his work to be that of a “problem-solver,” who is not circumscribed by issue, geography or specific community. Among the groups he serves are veterans, many of whom have trouble reintegrating into American society after returning from combat. “It started early when I was going through my own reintegrating,” Moore said. And one of the lessons he learned and now tries to impart to other veterans trying to find their way is that “there is no normal. There is only a new normal.”Moore has also been working to revitalize his hometown of Baltimore and to reverse college dropout rates through the creation of BridgeEdU, an innovative program that seeks to reinvent the first year of college by engaging students in real-world internships and service learning opportunities and otherwise equipping them to succeed at the higher education level. He is also the host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and executive producer and host of “Coming Back with Wes Moore” on PBS.In THE WORK, Moore not only shares details of his personal journey, but also the stories of those who inspired him along the way, other “changemakers,” who are transforming the world through their work, including  Daniel Lubetzy, the founder of KIND and Esther Benjamin, a former director of the Peace Corps.Those stories inspired the social campaign “Champions of #THEWORK,” in which people were invited to share how they used their passions to address the world’s needs.“You can’t read these bios and profiles and not be incredibly grateful that you share the planet with these people,” Moore said. “That’s what keeps me excited about my work.”On Feb. 28, Moore will team up with PHILANTHROPIK to host the inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration, a red-carpet affair where five changemakers – including U.S. Marine Corps veteran Christopher Manaya and founder of The Youth Dreamers Kristina Berdan – will be honoured for their significant contributions and dedication to their local communities.“It’s really been pretty remarkable,” Moore said of the campaign. “This is not a celebration of THE WORK but a celebration of the people who are, everyday, making themselves matter in their individual ways and on their own individual platforms. We’re very clear that this is not just about a book; this is about starting a movement.”last_img read more

Real Good You Guys ThinkGeeks Bags of Holding Fast Travel and Messenger

first_imgStay on target I’ve been using both bags on my commute, depending how much stuff I need to haul between my apartment and the lab. They’ve been ideal for carrying all of my different pieces of gear, and are pretty comfortable to wear. I’ve had the Fast-Travel bag for a few months and the Messenger bag for a few weeks, and they’re both holding up very well (and the original Bag of Holding and Convention Edition Bag of Holding both lasted years before I finally wrecked a zipper or a shoulder strap clasp).The price is right for these bags, too. They’re $49.99 each, but they’ve been on sale on ThinkGeek for weeks. The Fast-Travel bag is just $14.99, which is an absolute steal, and the Messenger bag is $26.99, which is also very, very inexpensive for the quality of bag you get. They aren’t particularly stylish (unless you like D20 accents) or designed to be the most ergonomic bags, but for the price they’re sturdy, capable bags that have become vital ways for me to carry around my electronics.They’re real good, you guys. Real There You Guys: Ready Player One and Nostalgia as Generational PoisonReal Good You Guys: Mercenary Kings Reloaded The Convertible Fast Travel Bag of Holding is my new favorite, which surprises me because at first I wasn’t sure about its bulk and design. It’s a big, rectangular black bag that switches between a messenger bag and a backpack. Backpack straps pull out of a compartment and clip onto D-rings on the bottom of the bag when you want to wear it on your back, and a shoulder strap clips onto separate D-rings on the side when you want to wear it like a messenger bag.This is a fairly blocky bag, measuring 17 by 14 by 6 inches. It’s made of black polyester, with a fairly rugged, canvas-like fabric covering it. The front panel is slightly fuzzy, so you can put hook-and-loop patches on it (and if you go to the ThinkGeek booth at different conventions, you might be able to get a free patch by showing your bag). The only hint of faux leather can be found on a pad that slides over the nylon shoulder strap; the backpack straps are also nylon, and are lightly padded polyester. The bag has three main compartments. There’s a small zip-up pocket on the front that’s ideal for holding my Nintendo Switch, smartphone, and a battery. There’s a larger zippered compartment on the back with a padded pocket that can easily hold notebooks and tablets up to 17 inches (and has another zippered pocket inside the compartment). Finally, the biggest, luggage-like compartment on the front offers the most space and pockets. It has three rugged nylon pockets, three slots for IDs and credit cards, a zippered pocket, and enough space (16 by 12.5 by 3.5 inches) to hold a change or two of clothes, making the Convertible Fast-Travel Bag of Holding an ideal overnight bag.I’ve had lighter messenger bags and more comfortable backpacks, but the ability to switch between the two forms in one bag is really useful on the subway. It’s a sturdy bag that doesn’t dig into my shoulders in either mode, and loads of space is really handy when I need to bring equipment home from the lab.center_img I’m a tech gearhead. It isn’t enough that I carry around my smartphone. I usually don’t go anywhere without my Switch, Chromebook, a battery pack, wires, and a good pair of headphones, too. This means I shlep around a bag almost everywhere. I’ve used a bunch of different messenger bags and backpacks, and while I’m not fanatically dedicated to any single brand or model, I’ve come to rely heavily on ThinkGeek’s Bag of Holding line.I started with the original Bag of Holding, which got a revised version that seems perpetually sold out on ThinkGeek. Then I picked up a Convention Edition Bag of Holding, which is smaller and lighter. After using it to death, I got two more versions: the Convertible Fast Travel Bag of Holding and Messenger Bag of Holding. And they’re both pretty great.Full disclosure: ThinkGeek occasionally sends us products to try out, as was the case back when I first got the original Bag of Holding. However, I’ve picked up the other Bag of Holding versions for myself during different sales on ThinkGeek, so I’ve been willing to put my own money down to get and use these bags.AdChoices广告 The Messenger Bag of Holding is much more simple in concept, but more overbuilt in design than the Convertible Fast-Travel Bag of Holding. It’s simply a messenger bag, with a big flap that covers the main compartments and stays shut with two plastic buckles. It feels more padded and heavily stitched than the Fast-Travel Bag of Holding, but that also means it’s comparatively bulky while offering less space (16 by 11 by 2 inches in the main compartment).It’s nicely padded, with a ton of pockets. The front flap has a zip-up pocket, and there’s a fairly large (for a Switch and battery) zippered compartment on the front of the bag, under the flap (with another, smaller zippered pocket in front). The main compartment has a padded sleeve for a notebook or tablet, with another zippered pocket on the opposite side. The nylon shoulder strap is also much wider than the Convertible Fast-Travel Bag of Holding’s straps, and even has its own hook-and-loop-closed phone pocket along with a faux leather pad. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Game of the Year Game Boy Advance Video

first_imgStay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!The ability to play media other than games has been a powerful secret weapon in past video game consoles. Today’s consoles are just computers, but at the time playing CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs on your various PlayStations was truly revolutionary. Just don’t talk about UMDs. Of all the gaming hardware makers, Nintendo probably focuses the most on pure gaming in its machines. However, non-gaming content has found its way onto Nintendo platforms, non-gaming content like this week’s Game of the Year, Game Boy Advance Video.In 2004, Majesco and Nintendo had the brilliant realization that kids with Game Boy Advances would gobble up cartridges featuring popular TV shows available to watch. Kids had to do something in-between Pokemon sessions and who could afford a fragile portable DVD player? So a torrent of these cheap, light-gray carts hit the market offering an about hour’s worth of video to view on the go on your Game Boy Advance and, later, your Nintendo DS.The idea of portable video was certainly promising, but in order to make kids like me actually buy way too many of these things, Majesco had to sell shows we actually cared about. And they did. Just look at this line up. There were Nickelodeon packs with multiple episodes of shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Fairly OddParents. Cartoon Network packs included Codename: Kids Next Door, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy. The Disney Channel got a compilation with Kim Possible and Lilo and Stitch. And if you were the type of kid who owned a Game Boy Advance, of course you’d buy anime packs with shows like Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh, Sonic X, and Pokemon.However, the execution of GBA Video wasn’t quite as perfect as the idea. Because of the limited available space in GBA carts, as well as the low-res GBA screen, the actual video quality of GBA Video left a lot to be desired. Images were compressed into oblivion with lots of bleeding and artifacting and mono sound. The fact that the video was in color made it superior to some other cheap and kid-friendly portable video players at the time, but it still looked worse than even VHS. I was at least fortunate to have a backlit Game Boy Advance SP. Imagine how even more unwatchable these must’ve been on a regular GBA.You couldn’t watch GBA Video on a TV through the Game Boy Player GameCube accessory because of piracy fear. But unless you’re really into the grainy-beyond-comprehension aesthetic (which is fair), who’s trying to steal a 240 x 160 copy of Shrek?Kids aren’t videophiles, though, so they bought tons of ugly GBA Video carts anyway. They bought so many that GBA Video singlehandedly propped up failing publisher Majesco for a few more years after the collapse of stillborn franchise Advent Rising. Of course, it couldn’t last. Video iPods and iPhones were only a few years away, and soon kids wouldn’t have to settle for subpar mobile media consumption. Meanwhile, aside from some 3D trailers and a Netflix app, video wasn’t a huge push on Nintendo’s next handheld the 3DS. Again, games were always the star.Still, the GBA Video boom was an intriguing moment in the history of games intersecting with the rest of media and technology. We may have little use for them this year, but they’re still the Game of the Year.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!last_img read more

Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro leads a m

first_img Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro leads a masterclass on his Oscar-winning film “The Shape of Water,” during the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Director del Toro has called out a Canadian airline in a multi-tweet diatribe about his travel woes, which he insists was not fuelled by anger, but rather concern for any passenger attempting to navigate the “Sphinx-like” complexities of baggage retrieval.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Refugio Ruiz by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2018 3:05 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Director Guillermo del Toro calls out Canadian airline over baggage mixupcenter_img PARIS – Director Guillermo del Toro has called out a Canadian airline in a multi-tweet diatribe about his travel woes, which he insists was not fuelled by anger, but rather concern for any passenger attempting to navigate the “Sphinx-like” complexities of baggage retrieval.The Oscar winner recounted his quest to track down a missing bag in a series of tweets mentioning Air Canada on Thursday, saying the saga began when he arrived in Paris two days ago to be welcomed by “1 lost bag. 1 broken handle.”He tweeted that a series of inquiries to Air Canada over the next 24 hours went unanswered, later realizing that his report had been filed under the wrong email address.After enlisting the help of friends in Toronto to call the airline, del Toro says he was assured that the bag would arrive, and it did — but his troubles wouldn’t end there.Del Toro claims Air Canada then handed over the bag to a French delivery service, which after further communication issues, told him to his parcel would be dropped off within a three-hour window.On the penultimate day of his stay, he waited patiently for the delivery, first by the door, then on the street where he chatted with passersby. Several selfies later, he says, still no bag.Despite offering to meet his luggage at the airport terminal, del Toro says he has yet to be reunited with his belongings.It’s not about the bag — although it contains a four-volume set of short stories by Russian writer Anton Chekhov — or demanding preferential service, he insists.“In an age of outrage, let me clarify — this is not an angry thread,” he wrote, asking his more than 1.5 million Twitter followers to imagine if another traveller lost a quarter of their vacation to a similar “Sphinx-like” riddle.He proceeded to take a dig at Air Canada for spending so much on advertising, when it should be “getting a better handle for these matters.”An Air Canada spokesperson said he understood that del Toro had received his luggage Thursday, and representatives have been in touch with him to address any additional concerns.“We fully appreciate a delayed bag is an inconvenience and we do our utmost to ensure bags arrive with the customers,” Peter Fitzpatrick said in an email.Del Toro signed off of Twitter by entreating the airline to find a better delivery service, citing one-star online reviews of the company, before heading out to enjoy some French cuisine.Perhaps he would have some beef bourguignon, he mused, or maybe a haricots verts salad.Del Toro nabbed the Academy Award for Best Director in March for the Ontario-shot merman drama, “The Shape of Water.”last_img read more

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