Trudeau challenged on immigration Indigenous sovereignty at Nova Scotia town hall

first_imgJustin Brake APTN National News The prime minister kicked off a national town hall tour Tuesday night in the Sipekni’katik district of Mi’kma’ki – or Lower Sackville, N.S. That’s what Trevor Sanipass of Eskasoni and Elder Billy Lewis reminded the more than 1,000 in attendance during a land acknowledgement to begin the evening.From health care and marijuana legislation, Justin Trudeau fielded questions on an array of issues, including immigration and Indigenous sovereignty in the Sackville High School gymnasium.As the event began Rebecca Moore, a 27-year-old Mi’kmaw woman from Pictou Landing First Nation stood silently among the seated audience members as the prime minister slowly went around the room taking questions in a clockwise direction.After a dozen questions, and arriving at the place where Moore stood alongside her friend Michelle Paul, who was holding an eagle feather in the air, Trudeau skipped over the two, still not having taken a question from an Indigenous person on Indigenous related matters.Moore quietly walked out of the room. But Paul left her place and moved to an empty seat ahead of Trudeau’s queue, this time garnering his acknowledgement.Holding the eagle feather, Paul challenged Trudeau on the disparity between his promises of reconciliation and renewing nation to nation relationships, and the realities on the ground in Nova Scotia.“Right here in Mi’kma’ki, right now, we have in Eskasoni 70 per cent poverty — that’s unacceptable. We have in Potlotek water that cannot be drank, that cannot be used — that’s unacceptable. And on the Sipekni’katik River we have warriors at the Treaty Truckhouse who refuse to leave because Alton Gas is threatening to pour brine in our river system. That is unacceptable,” she said.Paul reminded Trudeau that there are traditional governing systems in place in Mi’kma’ki, but that Canada doesn’t recognize them, instead negotiating only with the Assembly of First Nations and chiefs elected under the rules and legislation of Canada’s Indian Act.After returning to the audience Moore then spoke to Trudeau reminding him that the Peace and Friendship treaties are still binding, and that Canada is not holding up the Crown’s side of the agreements.“I’m a direct descendant of Jean-Baptise Cope, who signed the Peace and Friendship Treaty—the Peace Treaty of 1752—and we’re still here and every day I see that treaty being disrespected and dishonoured and I’m here to ask you: When are you going to honour the treaty in its full capacity, the way that it was supposed to be?”Moore also suggested that if the treaties were being adhered to, fewer Mi’kmaq would be living in poverty.“We are not an Indigenous nation under Canada, we are an Indigenous nation on a national level,” she said.“We have something under the Peace and Friendship treaties [where] we have the rights to sell our wares, and we also have the rights to best advantage in trade. So my question to you is: If we have best advantage in trade under international treaty law, then why are we the poorest people in the country? It doesn’t look to me like we have best advantage in trade. It looks to me like you have best advantage in trade.”Responding, Trudeau didn’t address the Mi’kmaq treaties specifically but acknowledged that Canada has not respected treaties with Indigenous nations more broadly.He also alluded multiple times to “partnerships” between Canada and “Indigenous Canadians,” and said reconciliation and the establishment of healthy nation to nation relationships will take some time.“You both highlighted the complexities and the challenges we are facing of defining what is a nation to nation relationship, who our interlocutors must be, how we move forward in true partnership that respects rights and opportunities,” he said.To Paul and many in Mi’kma’ki, the wait has been decades and centuries-long.“We don’t have the luxury of time, actually, because a lot of our leadership that he recognizes are at the table negotiating, as we speak,” Paul told APTN after the event, alluding to various Mi’kmaq land claims negotiations taking place between Indian Act chiefs and Canada’s Department of Crown-Indigenous Affairs.“We’re not happy about that,” Paul said. “They don’t have our consensus. We want our treaties honoured, we want them implemented. We know how powerful our treaties are.“We’re ready as rights holders, as a sovereign Mi’kmaq Nation.”The issue of immigration featured prominently at Tuesday’s town hall, too.Outside about two dozen people rallied in support of Abdoul Abdi, the 23-year-old Somali refugee making headlines over his potential imminent deportation.Abdi’s sister, Fatouma, asked Trudeau point blank why he isn’t stepping in to help her brother.“Why are you deporting my brother? How come you’re not stopping it?” she asked the prime minister.Trudeau said deporting people is “something we have to take very, very seriously [and] something we have to reflect on with compassion, and with empathy, and with understanding on a case by case basis.”jbrake@aptn.calast_img read more

Passenger on airliner that crashed in Mexico files lawsuit

first_imgCHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man who was one of more than 100 survivors of a jet crash in Mexico this week is suing the airline.In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago, 43-year-old Nestor Martinez of Northlake alleges that the Mexico-based Aeromexico was negligent in improperly taking off Tuesday during a severe storm.The jet had just taken off in Durango in northern Mexico when it smashed belly-down into a field near the runway. All 103 people aboard escaped. Rescuers took 49 people, most of whom suffered minor injuries, to area hospitals. Martinez’s attorney, Robert Bingle, says Martinez has headaches after striking his head, suffered muscle damage to his neck and shoulders, and has a laceration on his right leg.Bingle says it’s too early to say what caused the crash.last_img read more

Facebook brings quoted message replies to Messenger

first_imgSan Francisco: To help people not lose the threads of conversations on Messenger, Facebook has introduced the quoted message reply feature on its messaging platform, the media reported. The feature works just like it does on WhatsApp. So with the roll out of the feature, the 1.3 billion users of Messenger would be able to quote a message to which they want to send a reply, VentureBeat reported on Wednesday. To make use of the feature, users would have to long-press on the text to which they want to reply and tap on the “reply” icon. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The feature works for responding to individual GIFs, videos, emoji, text and photo messages, said the report. The introduction of the feature comes just a couple of weeks after Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced his plan to make Facebook more privacy focused and merge services like WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook. “People should be able to use any of our apps to reach their friends, and they should be able to communicate across networks easily and securely,” Zuckerberg had said.last_img read more

People have to choose between honest and corrupt govts Modi

first_imgSundargarh (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said people have to decide whether they want to choose an honest and principled government committed to development of all, or a corrupt and unprincipled one. “This time lotus will bloom in Odisha. The BJP will taste victory. I can say with certainty that maximum number of lotuses will bloom in the state,” Modi said at a rally in tribal-dominated Sundargarh. Similarly, the BJP will again come to power at the Centre as the country needs a strong and decisive government to ensure national security as well as speedy development, the prime minister said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha, the prime minster said its intentions are not good and the 2019 polls are significant for the future of Odisha as well as country. On the 39th foundation day of the BJP, Modi said, “The party was born out of sweat of its workers, not dynasty or money. It came into being and grew manifold with the sweat and labour of its workers.” Asserting that the BJP all along fought to safeguard democracy, he said lakhs of party workers and leaders were jailed while protesting the Emergency. “Now the BJP has emerged as the world’s largest democratic organisations. It fought to protect democracy during Emergency,” he said. Assembly election in Odisha will be held along with Lok Sabha polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.last_img read more

Critical funding shortfall threatens UN food lifeline for 500000 Zambians

WFP needs $29 million to fund its operations across the Central African country until the end of the year, but with food stocks dwindling, it has already begun reducing some rations and is planning for a series of massive cuts to its aid operations. It is calling for cash donations so that food can be bought in Zambia and the region. “WFP’s resources are rapidly running out,” agency Country Director David Stevenson said today. “In March or April we will be forced to stop distributing food to some of the most disadvantaged people in Zambia, such as orphans and patients undergoing treatment for AIDS. “Tens of thousands of Zambians are now much healthier and more productive thanks to our food aid but without continued assistance, their lives and livelihoods will once again be put at risk,” he added. The crisis is looming at a time when widespread flooding threatens to increase the number of people in need of food assistance. “WFP is committed to helping Zambians hit by natural disasters but our resources cannot cover our current programmes let alone the increased demand from flood victims,” Mr. Stevenson said. “Obviously the widespread flooding across the region is further stretching donor funds and assistance for the needy is crucial.” Without new contributions, WFP will stop distributing nutritious daily meals in schools to over 100,000 orphans and vulnerable children in March, undermining attempts to keep them in school and jeopardizing their nutritional health. At the same time, it will stop providing food to 130,000 people in needy households headed by children, widows or grandparents as well as 28,000 households enrolled in livelihood support activities. In addition, WFP will halt critical food aid in April to 6,000 HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and their family members as well as to 9,500 chronically ill people receiving home-based care, many of whom are also on ART. “It is staggering that essential food aid for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS might have to be cut just when so much is being done by the Zambian government and others in the fight against the pandemic,” Mr. Stevenson said. “With extra funds, WFP can continue to support thousands of ART patients, giving them and their families a chance of a healthier and brighter future.” On a more positive note today, WFP said it would be able to help millions of vulnerable and chronically needy people in 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America thanks to a $20.8 million contribution from the Japanese Government, with two-thirds of the package earmarked for agency social protection programmes in nine African countries. 27 February 2007Because of a critical shortage of funds, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it would be forced to cut the vital food aid rations it currently provides to around 500,000 of the most vulnerable people in Zambia over the coming weeks. read more

Distribution of key school supplies starts in Zimbabwe with UN and donor

8 September 2010A major distribution of school supplies got under way today across Zimbabwe in an effort by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Government and international donors to ensure that every primary school student receives a textbook for all core subjects. A major distribution of school supplies got under way today across Zimbabwe in an effort by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Government and international donors to ensure that every primary school student receives a textbook for all core subjects.All 5,575 primary schools in Zimbabwe will receive the supplies thanks to support from the Educational Transition Fund (ETF), a multi-donor funding mechanism launched a year ago to mobilize resources for the education sector with a view to improving the quality of schooling for the country’s children, UNICEF said in a press release.The fund responds to numerous shortages of teaching and learning materials, textbooks and supplies in schools. Currently, around 10 pupils share every text book, while 20 per cent of primary schools, have no textbooks at all for English, mathematics or local languages.“This week children went back to school because of this visionary partnership between the Inclusive Government, international donor community and the UN. Children will go back to school with books and learning materials for the first time in years,” said David Coltart, the country’s Minister of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture. “It is a profound recognition that education is the foundation of Zimbabwe’s recovery.”Over the past decade, Zimbabwean communities managed to keep their children and maintained high national enrolment, despite a declining economy, rising unemployment, an orphan crisis and an under-resourced education sector, which was near collapse.The ETF is the first large-scale, external support to the education sector in the past decade and will provide learning resources to every primary school.The distribution will see a total of 12,000 tons of school supplies, including stationery and 13 million textbooks, distributed in the next three months.Some 20 per cent of the textbooks are being printed in Zimbabwe and the remaining in other countries in Southern Africa. A supply chain will ensure that textbooks, stationery and other school supplies from the UNICEF distribution centre are distributed to 22 hubs across the country and further transported to every school.“The distribution exercise we launch today is undoubtedly an enormous endeavour. Yet, we relish the challenge as it is a crucial first step to restoring Zimbabwe’s education system to its former glory as well as restoring the pride Zimbabweans have in educating their children,” said Peter Salama, UNICEF’s Representative in Zimbabwe.The next phase of the ETF will focus on providing teacher guides and textbooks for marginalized indigenous languages approved by the education ministry, as well as Braille texts. read more

South Sudan UN deplores lack of information on 20000 people displaced in

“We want to find out what has happened to those people, and provide them with assistance if they need it,” said David Shearer, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), who was making his first field trip to the town of Malakal after taking up his position as Mission chief four weeks ago. According to a press statement issued today by the office of the Mission’s spokesperson, UNMISS believes that the 20,000 people have fled towards Kodok from Wau Shilluk, a town eight miles north of the UN base in Malakal on the west bank of the River Nile. Fighting between the Government Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) forces and opposition forces has expanded geographically across the west bank over the past week, and shows no signs of abating, forcing more people to flee their homes. On Thursday, UN peacekeepers attempted to carry out a foot patrol to Wau Shilluk, but were prevented from doing so by SPLA soldiers located at Wau Shilluk, a situation Mr. Shearer described as “very frustrating.” Meanwhile, the statement noted that UNMISS has described government relocations by air of internally displaced people through Juba into Malakal as unsustainable if they are not also supported with humanitarian assistance on arrival. The Shilluk population of Malakal has abandoned the town and 33,000 people are currently taking refuge in the camp administered by UNMISS. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State hopes to rebound from heartbreaking loss with game

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kam Williams walks up the court between free throws during the second half of a game against Texas Southern at the Schottenstein Center on Nov. 16. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (5-2) returned to Columbus late Sunday night from the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon following a 67-66 loss to Butler.The Buckeyes blew a 15-point lead in the final four minutes and lost in overtime. Ahead of his team’s Wednesday showdown against Clemson (5-1), head coach Chris Holtmann said he’s trying to find balance between allowing his team to rest and preparing for its fourth straight high-major opponent.“From what I’ve been able to watch, I really like this Clemson team. I think they’re older, they’re skilled, Brad [Brownell] does a great job,” Holtmann said. “So it’s gonna be a fun challenge for us, and we’re excited about it and excited to prepare.”Clemson has demonstrated improved accuracy from the field this season, making 50.3 percent of shot attempts. Ohio State has shot 46.1 percent from the field.Veteran forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate have led the Buckeyes with 16.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, and 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds, respectively. The Tigers are led by forwards senior Donte Grantham and junior Elijah Thomas. Grantham averages 16 points and six rebounds per game, shooting 69.8 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from the 3-point line. Thomas averages 13 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, shooting 70.5 percent from the field. Freshman forward Kaleb Wesson said defending Clemson’s big men will require more than just a few players giving effort defensively.“It’s gonna have to be a team effort,” Wesson said. “If people [are] shooting 70 percent from the floor, that means they’re getting good shots. They’re not shooting bad shots, so everybody got to join in and guard everybody.”The Tigers do not solely rely on their big men, however. Each of their starters averages 11-plus points per game. They also have multiple threats from 3-point distance. In addition to Grantham, senior guard Gabe Devoe makes nearly two 3-pointers per game at a 39.3 percent clip and redshirt senior forward/center Mark Donnal has made five of seven shots from beyond the arc.Ohio State has not defended the perimeter well this season, allowing more than eight 3-pointers per game. Holtmann said that’s an area that could decide the game.“We’ve not defended the 3 as well as I would have hoped,” Holtmann said. “And overall, we’ve defended well. We have been pretty solid defensively. I wish we would defend the 3 a little bit better but that’s certainly going to be important tomorrow.”Ohio State has shot poorly so far this season and struggled with turnovers, which makes defending on the other end of the floor that much more important in maximizing possessions.“We just gonna have to execute on defense,” redshirt senior guard Kam Williams said. “We just got to lock in ― try to string three stops in a row, five stops in a row. We not gonna shut them out, but if we just stay connected on the defensive end, hopefully that will just help us out and put less pressure on our offense.”The Buckeyes also will need to win the battle inside to win the game given Clemson’s talented frontcourt. The Buckeyes have outrebounded opponents 41.1-32 on average, while the Tigers have outrebounded opponents 38-30.Holtmann said sophomore center Micah Potter did not play much against Butler because of his lingering ankle injury. Wesson has started in Potter’s place and will need to step up in the paint against Clemson, especially if Potter continues to be limited.Ohio State has given out 5,000 student tickets already as part of the free student ticket giveaway in an attempt to generate a home-court advantage with a larger, and potentially louder, crowd, Holtmann said. “I think every time you go out you have an opportunity to kind of define who you are and who you want to be as a team and as a program,” Holtmann said. “And that’ll be the case certainly tomorrow against a really quality opponent.” read more

Ohio State womens soccer dominates but cant find the net against Northwestern

OSU senior defender Nicole Miyashiro battles a Northwestern defender for the ball on Oct. 1, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Aaron Tomich | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State women’s soccer team responded to the offensive challenge the Northwestern Wildcats’ offense presented with a thrilling match, but a disappointing finish Saturday night.The game ended in a 0-0 tie, after an overtime period, making the Buckeyes 7-4-2 (1-2-2 Big Ten); Northwestern 10-1-1 (3-1-1 Big Ten).The Buckeyes’ defense stifled Northwestern potent strikers, but the biggest impact of the game came out of a strong and dominating offensive attack from the Scarlet and Gray.  In an attack that included 28 total shots and 17 corner kicks, the Buckeyes’ offense was relentless towards the strong Northwestern back line of defenders.  With such high offensive statistics, there was a frustration when it came to the lack of scoring.  “I don’t know another sport where you can dominate an opponent as much as we did tonight and not find a way to get the result,” said OSU coach Lori Walker. “Obviously we feel good about our effort. We feel good about how much we dominated against Northwestern but we’re very disappointed that we couldn’t figure out how to put the ball in the rectangle, so that’s a bit frustrating.”At the beginning of the tightly contested overtime period, redshirt senior defender Morgan Wolcott had an opportunity from a cross into the goalkeeper’s box, deflecting off the left post opposite the goal in what could have given the Buckeyes the lead.  “I thought it was going to bounce the other way off the post but it didn’t and then after that I thought we were going to get another opportunity,” Wolcott said.  “But they were quick getting to the ball and getting it out, unfortunately.”The motivation for tonight’s strong play came from last week’s 3-0 victory over Iowa, along with the desire to record another conference win.  “I think this week, after coming off the win on Sunday, we wanted to get this win again here,” Wolcott said. “We definitely dominated the game here. They’re a good team, and we really came out today.”OSU’s defense made a statement, holding Northwestern to a total of 9 shots and three corners.  Senior defender Nicole Miyashiro emphasized the team’s domination while looking ahead to next week’s matchup, using the strong defensive play as motivation. “We’re frustrated but we’re going to take this momentum into Maryland,” Miyashiro said.  “I think it’s a really good build up for us into that game and also just for the defense to get a shutout, that really helps us a lot.”Miyashiro’s personal connection with Northwestern midfielder Kassidy Gorman created a fun and competitive twist to tonight’s game. “That 10 minutes we had against each other, it was so fun,” Miyashiro said.  “There was (a moment) over here (left side of field by the goal) where we were going against each other and she was dribbling, and I slid and kicked it out and there’s really no better feeling than that.”OSU hopes to learn from tonight’s offensive domination, using the scoreless draw as motivation for their road trip to Maryland.  “Some of it’s just repetition.  We have players that are capable of finishing a game at any time,” Walker said. “For whatever reason it just didn’t happen tonight.” read more

Helen McEntee confirmed as FGs candidate for Meath East byelection

first_imgTHE DAUGHTER OF the late TD Shane McEntee has tonight been selected as Fine Gael’s candidate to run for the Meath East by-election.During a selection convention in Kells today, Helen McEntee, 26, was chosen unopposed to run as the party’s candidate to fill the seat left vacant after her father’s death.Speaking after her selection, McEntee said she was “delighted” to have been chosen.“I could never hope to fill my father’s shoes. But I can promise to work just as hard as he did,” she said. “He was an incredible man with a passionate determination to serve his community.”McEntee said she had been working with her father to help “address the challenges facing people in Meath East” in the preceeding two-and-a-half years.Director of Elections, Frances Fitzgerald TD, said: “Helen is an impressive and committed candidate. I have no doubt she will be extremely dedicated TD if elected to Dáil Eireann. She has first-hand experience on the real issues facing families and all the people in this community.”Campaign Manager and Meath West TD, Damien English, said McEntee had “the experience, the academic credentials and the dedication to make a great TD”.Meanwhile, learned earlier this evening that Fine Gael’s coalition partner, the Labour Party, was not due to hold a convention to choose its candidate in the Meath East by-election until the end of March – and that the party may have not have expected the ballot to be called this week.It has emerged that senior figures within the Labour ranks had not expected the election to be held for another month – and that Fine Gael may have stolen a march on its coalition rival by calling the vote without Labour having chosen a candidate.Read: Labour ‘caught on the back foot’ by FG on Meath East by-election datelast_img read more

Chefs ease Flowerdales pain

first_imgThe head of a top hospitality institute has secured funding to provide training and jobs for the victims of bushfire affected towns. Peter Laliotis, together with students and chefs from Hales Institute, have been cooking for hundreds of homeless people in Flowerdale since they set up a temporary dining facility in February. “Now that we have received direct funding from the Department of Human Services, we have been able to train and create jobs for eight locals who we hope will carry on our work once we leave,” he says. Head executive chef, David Potter, has over the past six weeks trained a chef apprentice, four kitchen hands, a delivery driver and two additional part-time staff, all who lost their homes and jobs as a result of the bush fires. The staff will not only be paid for their shifts but will, on completing their training, receive certificates in hospitality. The institute plans to leave the staff to run the facility within the next three months, pending the construction of a proper communal kitchen. “A similar program in Kinglake and Marysville is also likely to be set up to model the training program that we have developed in Flowerdale,” says Laliotis. The plan may sound like a simple idea in theory but, in reality,Laliotis is concerned with the ability of the locals  to manage the food distribution and logistic tasks once they are gone. “We have controlled the purchasing and buying of every sausage and accounted for three to four hundred people seven days a week but, sooner or later, they have to start buying their own food. “Whereas it might be easier in Flowerdale because, like a village in Greece, everyone knows their next door neighbours, it will be harder to monitor in larger communities like Kinglake and Marysville”.To Hales University’s credit, they have a high calibre training team who have worked in several crisis situations, including Somalia, and in addition, along with the philanthropic support of executive chef, David Potter, who has now moved to Flowerdale to continue his assistance. “We have been fortunate enough to have spent all this time volunteering, with the support of our managing director, Spiros Liolios. Helping these people has been a fantastic experience,” adds Laliotis. The Hales University team held a special Easter event over the weekend in Flowerdale, donating a selection of baked goods including koulourakia from Laliotis’s other business, Hellas Cakes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Arne Maier Im living the dream at Hertha Berlin

first_imgThe highly-rated Arne Maier is loving life at Hertha Berlin and is choosing to ignore rumours of a high-profile move to either Arsenal or Manchester UnitedThe 19-year-old midfielder is thriving for both club and country with big things expected of him in the future.Maier has started in all seven of Hertha’s Bundesliga games this season with the club in fifth-place and three points off leaders Borussia Dortmund.“It is always a nice feeling to be praised,” Maier told Goal.“But no matter how much I may be praised at the moment, on the field that does not help me. There I am on my own and every time I have to go to my limits and not rest.“But I want to emphasise that I like this torture. I’m living my dream.”The interest of major clubs throughout all of Europe is nothing new to Maier, who has been targeted since the age of 13.“Of course, on the one hand, it was a cool feeling that such big clubs were interested in me,” he added.“On the other hand, I was only 13 years old, had my school in Berlin, my family and my friends, which is why I decided against a change at that time.”Currently, Maier plays his international football for the Germany U21 side.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But the youngster hopes to eventually force his way into the senior side along with some other players he believes will like feature in Joachim Low’s plans in the near future.When asked to name these players who will get a call-up to the senior team, Maier said: “First of all Kai Havertz [of Bayer Leverkusen].“I have known him for several years. He is a good friend of mine and I have followed his development closely.“But there is not only Havertz, also players like Thilo Kehrer [at Paris Saint-Germain] have a lot of potential and can play an important role in the national team at some point.“Of course, each of us wants to someday play for Die Mannschaft – me too. That’s the dream.”European Championship qualification ✅Man of the match ✅Friday night was some night for Arne #Maier on international duty! 💙🇩🇪#hahohe— Hertha Berlin (@HerthaBSC_EN) October 14, 2018last_img read more

Multnomah Falls Trail to temporarily close

first_imgThe main trail at a popular Columbia River Gorge destination will close for half a day next week, recreation officials announced Tuesday.The Multnomah Falls Trail at Multnomah Falls, Ore., will close from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The closure will allow staff to safely complete needed trail work.During the closure, visitors won’t be able to use the trail that leads to Benson Bridge and completes the Multnomah Falls to Wahkeena Loop. The Multnomah Falls lodge and visitors center will both remain open while the trail is closed.Multnomah Falls is located just off Interstate 84, about 30 miles east of Portland.last_img read more

Austin Prep To Hold Summer Alumni Social On August 8

first_imgREADING, MA — Austin Prep’s Office of Alumni Relations is hosting an informal summer gathering at the Bunratty Tavern (620 Main Street, Reading) on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:30pm.Alumni are welcome to stop by for a drink and to catch up with fellow alums and their alma mater. First drink (beer, wine or soda only) is on Austin Prep.At 7:30 pm the Bunratty (owned by Austin Prep’s Havey family – Classes of 2011, 2015 and 2018) hosts Stump Trivia. Austin alumni are encouraged to create a team and join the fun.RSVP to Austin PrepAustin Preparatory School is a private, independent Catholic day school serving young men and women in grades 6-12 in Reading, Massachusetts. Founded in 1961, Austin Prep added a Middle School in 1987 and began accepting young women in 1992. Our Mission is To Inspire Hearts to Unite, Minds to Inquire, and Hands to Serve.(NOTE: The above press release is from Austin Prep.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Graduate From Austin PrepIn “Education”Austin Prep To Hold Summer Preview Open House On August 29In “Education”Wilmington Teens Encouraged To Check Out Austin Prep’s Summer ProgramsIn “Education”last_img read more

Uber reportedly plans to sell 10 billion in stock in IPO next

first_img Uber Tech Industry Roadshow 1 Comment Uber reportedly plans to sell $10 billion worth of stock in an initial public offering in May. Getty Images Uber plans to sell about $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering, Reuters reported Tuesday, making it one of the largest tech IPOs ever.Uber is expected to make its IPO registration with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, sources described as familiar with the matter told the news outlet. An investor road show will begin at the end of April, putting the company on track to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange in early May, sources said.The ride-hailing startup is seeking a valuation of $90 billion to $100 billion, sources told Reuters. That range is a retreat of sorts from the previous valuation target of $120 billion investments bankers predicted before the disappointing performance of rival Lyft’s IPO last month.While Uber and Lyft offer the same service, hailing a ride with a smartphone app, it’s expected each company will point potential investors to different aspects of their respective businesses. Uber will reportedly showcase itself as a global company with diverse features such as food delivery and flying cars. Lyft, much smaller, with services only in the US and Canada, is focusing on being a stable company that hasn’t experienced the same kind of turmoil as Uber.Uber submitted paperwork to the SEC for an IPO in early December, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has publicly said the company is focusing on going public in the second half of 2019.Uber didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Exynos 5 Dual chip is unrobed by Samsung

first_img The company is hoping that Exynos 5 Dual will lead the pack in the high-end mobile application processor market. A Samsung white paper that presents the details says that the “Exynos 5 Dual is designed for high-end tablets that require multi-window operations, full multitasking, and fast response while running applications. Exynos 5 Dual is the first chip in the market to integrate Cortex-A15 dual core. The computing capability of Cortex-A15 dual core is similar to the CPU of a personal computer.” Designed with the 32nm low-power process, Exynos 5 Dual provides performance features such as dual core CPU, highest memorybandwidth, WQXGA display, 1080p 60fps video hardware, 3D graphics hardware, Image Signal Processor, and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0 and SATA3.Some Samsung watchers will not be surprised to see a quad-core version of the dual-core Exynos 5 next year.The upcoming Exynos 5 is a dual core chip; it does promise faster speeds running at 1.7 gigahertz with ARM’s quad-core Mali T-604 graphics processor. “With Mali-T604, Exynos 5 Dual delivers two times better GPU performance than Exynos 4,” according to Samsung.AndroidAuthority comments on the implications. “What’s nice about Exynos 5 Dual is that it doesn’t come just with a next-gen CPU, but also a next-gen GPU. This is a fortunate match, as they are both designed by ARM itself, so they benefit from higher integration, and also because ARM changes its GPU architecture only once every five years.”Mali T604 is the first GPU design based on the Midgard architecture, with OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL 1.1 full profile. With the quad-core Mali-T604 GPU, the Exynos 5 Dual supports resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 and stereoscopic 3-D.The chip will also support USB 3.0, which could lead to smartphones and tablets with USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfers. Samsung has also incorporated SATA III controllers into the Exynos 5 Dual.The chip supports Wi-Fi Display technology, where users can stream media from smartphone to supported TV.All signs are that enthusiasts are praising the Exynos 5 Dual as the chip to look for in future tablets and smartphones, because of its powerful CPU and GPU features. Samsung, though, has not yet announced any specific products that will use the Exynos 5 Dual. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( — Samsung has released details about its next-generation Exynos 5 Dual. This is a dual-core mobile CPU based on ARM Cortex-A15 architecture. That ARM Cortex A15 word string is no small differentiator for Samsung and therein lies the edge. With ARM technology, Samsung plans to answer the demands of mobile computing users—systems that can deliver significant power and speed but also energy efficiency. Samsung says the Exynos 5 was designed to meet all three of graphic-intensive, multi-task and power efficient requirements. Explore further © 2012 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: … s/products5dual.html Citation: Exynos 5 Dual chip is unrobed by Samsung (2012, August 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Qualcomm announces a new family of mobile Snapdragon Chipsetslast_img read more

No compromise acceptable in the matter of attendance says Partha

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee made it clear on Tuesday that there should be no compromise in the matter of attendance, in the colleges under Calcutta University.Responding to a poser on the agitation at Joypuria College on Monday evening after around 204 students were not allowed to appear for examination due to low attendance, the minister said, “The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been introduced in all the colleges, where 10 marks has been reserved for attendance. There will be no compromise in this matter.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA section of students had sat on demonstration in front of the room of college principal Ashok Mukherjee, demanding that the 204 students who have been disallowed to sit for examination, should be allowed to do so. They also demanded slashing of fees, which they claimed have been hiked from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000. They further alleged irregular classes in the college.The agitation had continued till 1:20 am on Tuesday and was lifted only after intervention of the police. The principal and some senior teachers who remained stuck inside the college due to the agitation, also left late in the night. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedWith regards to alleged failure on the part of the police to arrest those named in the FIR of the alleged ragging at St. Paul’s Cathedral College in Amherst Street, the minister said, “They have been instructed to execute the arrest by the administration and they will have to do it.”On being questioned about the college suspending the non-teaching staff named in the complaint but taking no action against the three students who are also accused, he said, “If the college drags its feet over the incident, then Calcutta University, to which it is affiliated, will take a tough stand against the college.”A student at St. Paul’s Cathedral College was allegedly made to parade naked and the video circulated in social media after he had enquired about college funds.last_img read more

Our Favorite Budget Laptop Is Now Just 349

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Microsoft announces the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 at Ignite

first_imgMicrosoft made several key announcements at their Ignite 2018 event, which began yesterday in Orlando, Florida. The biggest announcement of them all was the public preview availability of SQL Server 2019. With this new release of SQL Server, businesses will be able to manage their relational and non-relational data workloads in a single database management system. What we can expect in SQL Server 2019 Microsoft SQL Server 2019 will run either on-premise, or on the Microsoft Azure stack Microsoft announced the Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, which will allow businesses to port their database to the cloud without any code changes Microsoft announced new database connectors that will allow organizations to integrate SQL Server with other databases such as Oracle, Cosmos DB, MongoDB and Teradata SQL Server 2019 will get built-in support for popular Open Source Big Data processing frameworks such as Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop SQL Server 2019 will have smart machine learning capabilities with support for SQL Server Machine Learning services and Spark Machine Learning Microsoft also announced support for Big Data clusters managed through Kubernetes – the Google-incubated container orchestration system With organizations slowly moving their operations to the cloud, Microsoft seems to have hit the jackpot with the integration of SQL Server and Azure services. Microsoft has claimed businesses can save upto 80% of their operational costs by moving their SQL database to Azure. Also, given the rising importance of handling Big Data workloads efficiently, SQL Server 2019 will now be able to ingest, process and analyze Big Data on its own with built-in capabilities of Apache Spark and Hadoop – the world’s leading Big Data processing frameworks. Although Microsoft hasn’t hinted at the official release date yet, it is expected that SQL Server 2019 will be generally available in the next 3-5 months. Of course, the duration can be extended or accelerated depending on the feedback received from the tool’s early adopters. You can try the public preview of SQL Server 2019 by downloading it from the official Microsoft website. Read more Microsoft announces the release of SSMS, SQL Server Management Studio 17.6 New updates to Microsoft Azure services for SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL Troubleshooting in SQL Serverlast_img read more

Carter denies Internet rumors No Texas takeover planned

first_img How do cataracts affect your vision? Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories The exercise is the largest conducted by U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The military routinely conducts massive air, ground and sea training around the world, and often with multiple other countries.Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has asked his State Guard to monitor the training exercise. Last week more than 200 people packed a meeting in rural Bastrop County asking whether the government was planning to confiscate guns or implement martial law.“We’re very open and up front about our training activities in the United States, and I should say that we’re very grateful for the support of communities around the United States,” said Carter, adding that officials have tried to answer all questions about Jade Helm.The three-month exercise begins in July and involves about 1,200 troops — special operations forces from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force as well as members of the 82nd Airborne Division. It’s spread across seven states — Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida — and will be conducted mainly on military installations but also on some remote public and private lands with the approval of landowners. The diverse locations are meant to replicate the various climates and conditions the special operations forces would face when deployed around the world, and allow them to hone their combat skills.According to officials, no live ammunition will be used, but there will likely be blank ammunition and other pyrotechnics, such as smoke grenades. The troops will train for a variety of military missions during the day and night, including rescue and recovery attempts, airborne operations and long-range combat movements.Internet suspicions about Jade Helm spiked on some conservative websites and social media after a map labeled Texas, Utah and parts of California as “hostile” areas for the purposes of the exercise. Military training often includes mock-ups of enemy camps or other facilities so that the U.S. forces can practices infiltration and other missions.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter flatly denied Thursday the frenzied Internet speculation that a U.S. military exercise in Texas is part of a hostile takeover or other nefarious Pentagon mission.Asked during a news conference about the Jade Helm 15 exercise and whether the Pentagon was “planning to overtake Texas,” Carter simply said “no” as people in the packed room laughed.last_img read more