Harpers speech left much to be desired First Nations delegates say

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Many First Nations chiefs and delegates at the Crown-First Nations Gathering in Ottawa expressed disappointment with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s speech, even as some tried to find some hope buried in the words he delivered.Many chiefs and delegates were looking for signals in the prime minister’s speech for a new approach by his government toward First Nations issues.Harper also met with a small delegation of chiefs Monday evening who relayed some of the pressing issues facing their communities and the First Nations leaders were hoping the prime minister would respond in his speech.The prime minister also stayed longer than initially believed at the meeting and was said to be meeting with delegates late into the afternoon.For many, however, the speech felt short of expectations.Michael Bignell, a band councillor from the Opaskwayak First Nation in northern Manitoba, said he was disappointed the prime minister made no major announcement.“I was hoping for something of an announcement, of anything, like education,” said Bignell, who watched the speech on a video screen in the overflow room at the Chateau Laurier.Madawaska Maliseet Chief Joanna Bernard, from New Brunswick, said the speech fell flat.“I was not impressed. He didn’t bring anything, hope or inspiration from the future,” said Bernard, who also watched the events from the luxury hotel next to Parliament Hill.Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, however, said he saw gleams of possibility in Harper’s words.Nepinak said Harper’s comments on slowly eroding the Indian Act, instead of abolishing it, fit with his organizations call for creating a process, like a larger meeting involving premiers, to begin slowly changing the whole system.“We are not asking for a rewrite (of the Indian Act), we are asking for something new,” said Nepinak, who was in Victoria Hall to hear the prime minister’s chief first-hand. “First Nations are fully willing to participate and take on all responsibilities to that end. ”Ontario’s Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy, however, said he came away disappointed after hearing Harper’s speech.“We had hoped there would be an acknowledgment that these are our lands and that we have a right to benefit in jobs and training and economic benefits and job creation,” said Beardy. “Also, there is no real mention of how you are going to deal with the immediate challenges like housing.”Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation Chief Frank Brown said he didn’t really expect much from the speech and the prime minister met his expectations.“There was nothing different, nothing,” said Brown, whose Dakota community is in Manitoba. “He’s tried to announce to the world that, ‘I’m dealing with First Nations.’”Brown said his community will continue to try to generate their own revenues, outside of government funds.Brown’s community has already set up a smoke shack, which has been raided a couple of times already by Manitoba Ministry of Finance authorities. Brown said there are also plans to expand a fledgling casino to include VLTs.“We are asserting and declaring our rights,” said Brown, who was in the main hall for the meetings. “We want to generate revenue and create revenue to sustain us without federal funds and that is exactly what we are doing.”last_img read more

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The World Mourns the Truck Attack That Killed 84 People in

By Sekar KrisnauliRabat – A large white truck struck down an enormous crowd of spectators in the southern French city of Nice Thursday night during the annual Bastille Day firework celebrations, considered as France’s most important holiday, and caused death and mayhem in what was later called a terrorist assault by the French president.At least 84 people were reported dead, including many children, France’s Interior Ministry said, and 18 more people were under critical condition in the hospital. It was reported that the victims died as the driver of the truck mowed them down the sidewalk for more than a mile. The truck was described by officials and police officers as being full of weapons and grenades. The driver was later shot to death by police officers. This has become the latest terrorist attack on French soil, eight months after the killing of 130 people took place in the Bataclan music hall and theatre and approximately 18 months following the Charlie Ebdo shooting that left 12 employees of the satirical magazine dead.“The horror, the horror, has once again, hit France,” President François Hollande said in a nationally televised address early Friday. He said the “terrorist character” of the attack was unmistakable and denounced the attack a “monstrosity.”France would observe three days of national morning starting Saturday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Friday morning.“We will not give in to the terrorist threat. The times have changed, and France should learn to live with terrorism,” Valls said during his statement outside Élysée Palace in Paris.Officials have warned residents to stay indoors and canceled all further scheduled festivities in Nice following the incident.Witnesses of the attack described the scene as violent and chaotic, news sources reported, and expressed their frustration at the ongoing terror that has struck France for more than a year.“I heard lots of screams and everybody was running in different directions. …It felt surreal and I didn’t move,” Pouya, from Toronto, told the BBC. “Then I saw the truck coming straight at me…. After that there was no conscious thought, my body took over, time slowed down.”Damien Allemand, a Nice Matin journalist, described online what he saw after the fireworks, the Associated Press reported.“A fraction of a second later, an enormous white truck came along…turning the wheel to mow down the maximum number of people,” he told the AP. “I saw bodies flying like bowling pins along its route. Heard noises, cries that I will never forget. This evening, it was horror.”Two French police officials said they have found identity papers alongside the driver which belonged to a 31-year-old Frenchman of Tunisian descent, the AP reported.Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the truck sped down the Promenade des Anglais after turning onto the promenade from a side street near a children’s hospital, The New York Times reported. Some of the first killed were identified as a middle-age Muslim woman and an unidentified man on Magnan Beach. The Times’ interactive map showed that police were shooting at the truck in front of Westminster Hotel and Spa, still on the promenade. The map further showed that the truck then came to a stop in front of the Casino du Palais and the driver was shot to death by police.The world mournsHead of States, public figures, and people around the world have taken to social media to express grief, condolences, and to some extent, offer assistance.Egypt’s Grand Mufti Allam, the nation’s highest religious authority, condemned the attack and described it as a “despicable attack,” according to the Times.The newly appointed British PM Theresa May said her nation would provide any required assistance, the Times reported.“We must redouble our efforts to defeat these brutal murderers who want to destroy our way of life,” she said.Malcolm Turnbull, Justin Trudeau, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Narendra Modi, the PM of Australia, Canada, Israel, and India, respectively, among other head of states, also took to Twitter to express their condolences.Malcolm Tunbull tweet:We mourn for the victims of another murderous act of terror in France overnight, on Bastille Day https://t.co/BZ18IJJaKb— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) July 15, 2016Justin Trudeau tweet:Canadians are shocked by tonight’s attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 14, 2016Benjamin Netanyahu:Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:Israel condemns in the strongest terms last night’s horrific attack in Nice.— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) July 15, 2016Narendra Modi:Appalled by the horrific attack in Nice. I strongly condemn such mindless acts of violence. My thoughts are with the families of deceased.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 15, 2016The hashtag #PorteOuverteNice which means Open Door, has been used to offer homes to those in need of shelter. #RechercheNice, or “search Nice” has been used in hopes of finding friends and loved ones. #JeSuisNice which means “I am Nice,” adopted from the initial #JeSuisCharlie after the Charlie Hebdo attack, and #PrayForNice has also been circulating around social media to show support. read more

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UN agencies urge respect for Afghan childrens rights to life and education

18 September 2008United Nations agencies working in Afghanistan have urged all parties in the strife-torn nation to respect the right of children to life and education, including by allowing safe access for vaccinators and ensuring that students, teachers and schools are free from violence. Today’s call comes just days after a suicide bombing in the south-eastern town of Spin Boldak killed a driver for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and two doctors working with the World Health Organization (WHO) on a polio vaccination programme. So far this year 18 cases of polio have been reported in Afghanistan – one of four remaining countries in the world where the disease is endemic. Of those, 16 cases were reported in the south and two in the east, both areas where insecurity has hindered access for vaccinators.“Continued insecurity has greatly challenged our vaccination efforts,” Tahir Mir, who works with WHO’s Polio Eradication Initiative, told a news conference in Kabul today. Dr. Mir added that last weekend’s killing will not prevent UN agencies and the Afghan Ministry of Health from continuing its efforts, and urged all actors to allow immunizations to take place next week from 21 to 23 September, to coincide with the annual observance of the International Day of Peace. The goal is to vaccinate 1.8 million newborns and children under the age of five over the three-day period. “The polio eradication mission will continue… This is probably the best way to honour our colleagues,” he said.The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Afghanistan said she was confident that the country was close to eliminating the scourge. “If we have the days of tranquillity we are confident we can finish the job of eradication of polio in Afghanistan. It is within reach,” said Catherine Mbengue.UNICEF and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are also urging that children, teachers, schools and literacy centres in Afghanistan be protected against all kinds of violence, she added. UNESCO’s mission, together with other UN agencies and development partners, is to promote education as a fundamental human right and to improve the quality of education, according to the agency’s representative in Afghanistan.“But today in Afghanistan education is at risk,” stated Shigeru Aoyagi, who noted that more than 230 students and teachers were killed and around 250 schools were attacked by militants during the past three years. Both agencies stressed that the sanctity of schools must be respected, the lives of students and teachers must be protected, and the schools must not be used by any parties to the conflict for operations or political reasons. read more

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Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid strong earnings economic reports

TORONTO — Strong economic data and solid bank earnings from the United States helped push the Toronto stock market higher Thursday.Here are the closing numbers TSX — 12,628.85 +60.08 0.48% S&P 500 — 1,689.37 +8.46 0.50% Dow — 15,548.54 +78.02 0.50% Nasdaq — 3,611.28 +1.28 0.04%The S&P/TSX composite index was up 60.08 points to 12,628.85, led by gains in energy stocks and financials, as the Toronto market advanced for three of the past four sessions.“(People are) looking at the economy and saying, there isn’t especially great news but there isn’t bad news either,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Global Investment.“And so you have seen the market start to pick up and it’s more broadbased then it was before.”The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.36 of a cent to 96.38 cents US. It slid almost half a U.S. cent Wednesday after the Bank of Canada said it was in no hurry to raise its key interest rate from 1%, where it has been for almost three years.U.S. indexes were higher and the Dow industrials and S&P 500 closed at record highs as investment bank Morgan Stanley beat expectations and a major manufacturing index came in much better than expected.The Dow Jones industrials moved 78.02 points higher to 15,548.54, the Nasdaq was up 1.28 points to 3,611.28 and the S&P 500 index gained 8.46 points to 1,689.37.The Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing survey in July surged to its highest level in more than three years, coming in at 19.8, up from 12.5 in June. The results were much higher than the reading of 10 that economists had expected.Also, the New York-based Conference Board said it’s leading economic index was unchanged in June. It reported that the economy is seeing “positive but moderate” growth, and continued expansion is expected this year.Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley earned $898 million after excluding the benefit of an accounting gain, a leap from $337 million a year earlier. Earnings ex-items were 45 cents a share, two cents better than expectations and its shares were ahead 4.37%.“I’ve been strongly bullish on U.S. banks because of the housing market improving, the economy improving,” added Adatia.“We’ve seen extremely positive results from the U.S. banks. And that will impact Canadian banks positively.”On Thursday, advancers were led by a 1.34% rise in the financials sector. Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) was ahead 17 cents to $18.25 after hitting a new 52-week high of $18.36.Two of Canada’s biggest banks also racked up record highs.Royal Bank (TSX:RY) was up 98 cents to $64.78, 29 cents above its previous high on Feb. 29.TD Bank (TSX:TD) rose $1.32 to $87.48. Its previous record closing price was $86.40 on March 30, 2011.The energy sector gained 0.76% as benchmark crude for August delivery was up $1.56 at $108.04 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after gaining 48 cents on Wednesday.Despite cooling economic growth in China, the price of oil was underpinned by another sizable decline in U.S. oil supplies. U.S. crude inventories fell by 6.9 million barrels last week, bringing the three-week decline to 27.1 million barrels. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was up 55 cents to $33.92.The consumer staples sector was up 0.41% as food company Saputo (TSX:SAP) gained 48 cents to $49.23. Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) posted quarterly earnings of $147 million or 73 cents a share, one cent above a consensus estimate and its shares added six cents to $60.31. The Shoppers’ board and management are supporting a $12.4-billion takeover offer from Loblaw (TSX:L), announced earlier this week.The TSX also continued to benefit from traders buying up mining stocks that have been beaten up this year while commodity prices have suffered from a slow global economic recovery. Gold prices have sunk recently on speculation as to when the Fed might start to ease up on its bond purchases.Copper prices shook off early losses and the September contract on the Nymex closed unchanged at US$3.13 a pound. The base metals sector edged up 0.1% and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) climbed 37 cents to C$16.25.The gold sector led decliners, down about 0.64% as August bullion gained $6.70 to US$1,284.20 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 28 cents to C$27.34.Elsewhere on the earnings front, Google Inc. delivered an earnings disappointment after the close. Second quarter earnings per share came in at $9.56 ex-items, lower than the $10.78 that analysts had forecast. Google handed in revenue of $14.11 billion versus expectations of $14.42 billion and its shares fell 4.47% in after hours trading.Microsoft’s earnings per share also missed expectations, coming in at 66 cents ex-items, nine cents below forecasts. Revenue was $19.9 billion, weaker than the $20.73 that was forecast and its shares fell 4.7% in after hours trading.Traders also took in a second day of congressional testimony from U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. He reiterated that the Fed’s efforts to boost the U.S. economy remain tied to the job market’s health and inflationStocks also rose Wednesday after Bernanke said the Fed’s timetable for reducing its bond purchases was not decided and that the central bank could even boost them if the economy fails to meet expectations.He said he wants to see substantial progress in the job market before scaling back its $85 billion a month in purchases of bonds. TOP STORIESDetroit files largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. historyRBC, TD shares soar to near-record highsShoppers Drug Mart staff ‘excited’ about Loblaw merger, execs say WHAT’S ON DECK FRIDAYG20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in MoscowECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Consumer Price Index (June): Economists expect 0.1% gain from the month before, 1.2% rise year over year CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESGeneral Electric Co. Q2 earnings: Analysts expect 36¢ a share Honeywell Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.22 a share Schlumberger Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.11 a share read more

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Police investigating fatal crash in Ancaster

(Update)A man in his 20’s is dead after a crash Monday morning in Ancaster.The man was driving a compact vehicle which collided with a pick-up truck being driven by a man in his 30’s. That driver is expected to be ok. The younger driver was trapped in his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened around 6am on Fiddlers Green Road between Book and Butter roads. The stretch of road was closed for several hours. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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Riller scores 23 Charleston runs home win streak to 19

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Grant Riller scored 23 points with six assists, Jarrell Brantley added 19 on 8-for-9 shooting and College of Charleston ran its home win streak to 19 straight, defeating South Carolina State 83-70 Wednesday night.Jaylen McManus added a season-high 10 points as Charleston (6-2) shot 60 per cent from the floor (28 for 47), blocked five shots and led for nearly 37 minutes while winning three straight since a 12-point loss to No. 19 LSU. Nick Harris added six points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.McManus opened the second half with a 3-pointer as Charleston led by double digits for most of the final period.Damani Applewhite led South Carolina State (1-7) with 22 points, Aramani Hill added 13 and Rayshawn Neal 10.Charleston’s 19-game home win streak spans nearly two years — 643 days.The Associated Press read more

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RAF Nato row after totally unacceptable engine problems keep £26bn fleet on

A row erupted at a recent Nato conference over the RAF’s new £2.6billion transporter planes as it has emerged engine problems mean just two of 20-strong fleet are able to fly at any one time.The delay in bringing into service the new A400M plane for the RAF and other partner nations led to a major disagreement between Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, and Nato Ministers. Stuart Andrew, the MoD’s Minister for Procurement, said that after an “extremely robust meeting” the problems with the A400M aircraft should be fixed by next year.  Concerns have been raised over the new aircraft since its inception in 2003. A recent Defence Select Committee was told that engineering staff at RAF Brize Norton called the aircraft “a dog” and that on occasion only two out of the fleet of 20 aircraft were serviceable.In 2015 one A400M aircraft crashed in Spain during a test flight, killing four crew members. A software fault, since rectified, was found to be the cause of the crash.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The latest serviceability figures for the RAF’s A400M, from February this year, showed that 12 of the 20 were in the ‘Forward Fleet’, which comprises serviceable aircraft and those temporarily unavailable due to minor works or other technical inspections that can arise on a day-to-day basis.The number of aircraft available varies day-to-day according to normal flight management activities and general serviceability.Although assembled in Seville, Spain, the A400M is an international project with parts built across Europe. The carbon-composite wings – the biggest ever on a military aircraft – were designed and built in Filton, near Bristol, and numerous other subsystems including the software which controls the aircraft came from Britain.A total of 174 of the aircraft have been ordered so far, sustaining 8,000 UK jobs.  An A400M in service with the German Luftwaffe showing the eight-blade variable pitch fully feathering propellers on the aircraft. An A400M in service with the German Luftwaffe showing the eight-blade variable pitch fullyfeathering propellers on the aircraft.Credit:Steve Thorne/Getty Images Europe A crew member looks out the window of a RAF Airbus A400M as it arrives at RAF Fairford. July 7, 2016. A crew member looks out the window of a RAF Airbus A400M as it arrives at RAF Fairford. July 7, 2016.Credit:Matt Cardy/Getty Images Europe The RAF version of the A400M – called Atlas – is due to replace the current fleet of C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft. With a capacity of 35 tonnes and a 2,000 nautical mile range it is far more capable and versatile than the ageing Hercules. As it is fitted with propellers rather than jet engines it can operate from dirt strips and unprepared runways and can fly up to 400 knots. Although the larger C-17 Globemaster can carry around 70 tonnes of supplies, it has to fly from established air bases, limiting its utility in disaster relief or covert operations.Britain has bought 22 aircraft, with 20 delivered so far, at a cost of £2.6 billion. The planned in-service date of 2009 slipped more than six years. Germany has bought 53 aircraft, with 30 delivered so far. The Telegraph understands the Luftwaffe sought to pull out of the programme and not take the remaining 23, but was convinced by Britain to stay in. Large crowds in front of an Airbus A400M during the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 12, 2014.Credit:Tim Ireland/Getty Images Europe In Parliament this week Mark Francois, a former Defence Minister, said: “We have paid £2.6 billion for an aircraft with appalling reliability, bad engines, a virtually broken gearbox, problem propellers, massive vibration problems and an inability to deliver paratroops.”The former Minister of Defence asked what could be done about the “emerging procurement disaster”.Mr Andrew replied: “The performance has been totally unacceptable.  We are now expecting EuroProp International, the engine manufacturer, to be more empowered to negotiate the support solutions that we need. “Airbus Defence and Space has also been held to account, but, following the problems with the engines and gear boxes, those parts will be replaced on each of the aircraft by the middle of next year.The MoD confirmed that there will be no additional cost to the taxpayer and that all reliability improvements will be funded by industry. Large crowds in front of an Airbus A400M during the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 12, 2014. read more

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White iPhone Knockoffs Could Land Teen in Hot Water

first_imgA New York-based teenager may have incurred the wrath of Apple’s lawyers after he took white iPhone delays into his own hands. Seventeen-year-old Fei “Phil” Lam has been selling eager customers converter kits to turn black iPhones into white iPhones. The kits, which he’s selling for around $279 a piece contain parts supplied by Foxcon–the China-based company that manufactures parts for Apple. Lam speaks fluent Chinese and got in touch with FoxCon through an acquaintance. He sells the kits through his site whiteiphonefournow.com.Lam claims to have made around $130,000 selling them to antsy Apple fans who apparently can’t sit through anymore delays (the white iPhone, now scheduled to arrive in March, was originally slotted to appear at the same time as the black iPhone 4). Lam plans to use that money to help pay for school. “I’m very thankful, ’cause for months I was struggling for an idea that would bootstrap my first startup and help pay for college,” he told The New York Observer.Unfortunately, all of that money may end up going to Lam’s legal expenses. The Queens-based teenage entrepreneur claims to have been contacted by a private investigator attempting to put the kibosh on his burgeoning company. Lam believes that the P.I. may have been hired by Apple. “There are a couple of other sellers online and somehow I’m the ‘focus’ of it all,” Lam said. “I think this guy is just trying to scare me into stop selling on behalf of Apple.”last_img read more

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VAVI Sport Social Club endorses SoccerCity plan

first_img October 2, 2018 Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They are the largest ‘sports organization’ in San Diego, and today VAVI Sports and Social Club has endorsed Soccer City over SDSU.  “We have 100-thousand members on our e-mail list and 50,000 active members.“We’re a sports and social club and Soccer City Fit’s perfectly with what we do”, says Keith Cunningham, V.P. VAVI Sports/Social Club.VAVI Sports sponsors and organizes over a dozen different sports, from Kick-Ball to Soccer. “A couple big things that will benefit our community.  They will not cost the taxpayers any money and they have plans to bring an M.L.S. Team to San Diego”, says Cunningham.Like the plan from SDSU, Soccer City plans to build a river park, create opens spaces, housing and a thriving entertainment district. Soccer City claims their plan will not cost taxpayers a dime. VAVI Sport & Social Club endorses SoccerCity plan Updated: 4:43 PMcenter_img Posted: October 2, 2018 Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Pedestrian struck seriously injured by vehicle near convention center

first_img August 7, 2019 Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle near convention center Posted: August 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Wednesday morning on a street near the San Diego Convention Center.The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harbor Drive and Fifth Avenue, according to San Diego Harbor Police.All southbound traffic on Harbor Drive near First Avenue was diverted due to the accident. As of 10:25 a.m., officers were beginning to reopen the roadway, a Harbor Police dispatcher said. last_img

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Volunteers help turn former Fort Lauderdale church into community center

first_imgThrough great partnerships great things happen! HOPE South Florida was granted $10,000 from #HomeDepot to help rennovate our new home. – Thank you to the amazing employees who are volunteering this morning.#HomeDepot… https://t.co/tIMwQ08T3V— Hope South Florida (@HopeSFL) April 17, 2018This project will include a multi-purpose dining and education room, complete with offices for the entire staff. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – More than 60 volunteers came together in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday to help transform a former church into a community center.The Home Depot Foundation teamed up with the Rebuilding Together Foundation to help bring the volunteers together.7News cameras showed volunteers painting, laying tiles and cleaning the site of what organizers said will be a thriving facility that helps homeless people and veterans.“This place that we’re standing in — every single week — provides meals for close to 400 men, women and children who are homeless in Broward County. They also work to provide housing for veterans,” said Robin Taylor, executive director of Rebuilding Together. “Our work today is going to make sure that Hope South Florida can serve veterans in not just any old place, but in a beautiful place.”last_img read more

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Lauderhill police identify suspect in double shooting

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man accused of injuring a man and child in a Lauderhill shooting.Lauderhill Police have identified 18-year-old Reginald Lee Jr. as the suspect of a double shooting that occurred along Northwest 19th Street and 31st Avenue on July 17.Authorities believe Lee has left Broward County.He is considered to be armed and dangerous.If you have any information on Lee’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Nuke Mars says Elon Musk

first_img Tags 23 Elon Musk, billionaire SpaceX founder and interplanetary nuclear aspirant.  Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images No, Elon Musk can’t nuke Mars. At least, not that we know of. Yet. But that didn’t stop the billionaire SpaceX founder and CEO from tweeting “Nuke Mars” on Thursday evening, followed by “T-shirt soon.” It’s not the first time he’s suggested using thermonuclear technology on the Red Planet. During a 2015 appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Musk laid out the idea behind nuking Mars: To make the planet habitable for colonists, he’d have to unleash as much greenhouse gas as possible to warm the planet.”The fast way is to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” he said. (Disclosure: “The Late Show” appears on CBS, which is also the parent company of CNET.)  Comments NASA-backed 2018 research, however, is skeptical of the possibility. It concludes there just aren’t enough greenhouse gases on Mars to get the job done. “As a result, terraforming Mars is not possible using present-day technology,” said the lead researcher. SpaceX didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.  Sci-Tech Tech Industry Nuke Mars!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019 Share your voice Elon Musklast_img read more

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More parties showing interests to join ruling alliance Quader

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday ruled out the possibility of holding ‘formal dialogue’ with the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) ahead of the next general elections.“Only three months left for the election schedule. So, there is no need to hold any dialogue with any political party centring on the next parliament polls,” Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, told reporters after visiting the progress work of Metro Rail in front of IDB Bhaban at Agargaon in the capital.Quader said there might be discussions with the leaders of any political party through mobile phones for maintain working relations. Many problems could be solved if good relations exist among the politicians, he added.Regarding the expansion of the ruling alliance, Quader said, “Our alliance might be bigger as many political parties are expressing interests to join our alliance. There are also many parties who want to take part in the polls by forming separate alliances.”He said it is natural that there might be political polarization ahead of national polls. “But we need to wait to see what happens and I think it will be clear within next October,” he added.About Barapukuria coal scam, Quader said prime minister Sheikh Hasina has already given directives to take tough actions against those who were involved in the scam.He said the works of the Metro Rail are progressing fast.last_img read more

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Cleartrip proposes increase of listings and cities on Activities app

first_imgCleartrip aims to include 300-400 activities from 30 cities on its new Activities app vertical by March 2016. The Activities app, which is part of the main Cleartrip mobile app, offers a range of 150 themes like culinary classes, food walks, segway tours, luxury bike rentals, yachting, adventure, go karting, photography trails, hiking, kids’ trips, day outings, and night treks. Samyukth Sridharan, President and COO, Cleartrip, informed that following the expansion of activities listing, Cleartrip intends to expand by getting more cities onboard. The app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows, with the activities prices starting from Rs 200.Recently, Cleartrip joined hands with SBI Card, whereby customers can carry out transaction on their website using the SimplyCLICKSBI Card and earn 10 times the reward points on the purchases made. The Card comes at a fee of Rs 499 and could be used at all merchant outlets within India and abroad.last_img read more

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NASHVILLE Tenn – When fourpiece hard rock band

first_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When four-piece hard rock band Halestorm went back into the studio to work on their fourth album, they had already thrown out a bunch of songs they felt sounded too much like songs they had recorded before.Led by frontwoman Lzzy Hale, the group has been dealing with critics for years saying they leaned too pop and didn’t shred hard enough. But the band wasn’t trying to please everyone, because they just wanted to keep evolving.“We’re on our fourth record on a major label and we won a Grammy Award, and there’s this misconception that you’ve had the success and therefore it gets easier,” said 34-year-old Hale. “It really doesn’t because you’ve put so much out in the world and you’re like, ‘OK, what’s next?’”Their new album “Vicious,” out Friday, came out of a lot of experimentation in a Nashville, Tennessee studio working with acclaimed rock producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains. Hale and her brother Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith have been performing together for more than 15 years and Raskulinecz wanted to capture that live sound as much as possible.The Pennsylvania-based band will also start the second leg of a tour with all female-fronted rock bands — including In This Moment and New Year’s Day — on Friday in Kansas City, with additional stops in Albany, Seattle and San Francisco. A third leg of the tour was just added starting in November.Lzzy Hale and Hottinger, who plays guitar, talked with The Associated Press about dealing with critics, finding new inspiration and touring with other female rockers. Answers have been edited for clarity and brevity._____AP: What was it like in the studio this time?Hottinger: We were really like, “How do we push this band forward? How do we do something interesting that’s hard rock these days?” Because it seems like it’s really hard to find good rock music and something that is pushing the boundaries a little bit. And (Nick) is like, “Well, let’s just start with the four of you in a room and who’s got a riff? We’ll start there.”Hale: He was a Halestorm fan before we ever started working together. So when we would be excited, like this is really cool, he would say, “No, no, no. I’ve seen what you can do live. I know you can sing harder, I know you can play faster, I know your brother can be crazier. Let’s push everything that makes you guys who you are. Let’s push it forward.”AP: Is there a democratic process to making decisions as a band?Hale: It’s interesting because we’ve been a four-piece for over 15 years now and it’s interesting how you settle into your roles. Everybody has a tremendous amount of respect to what everybody brings to the table. And not everybody has to be interested in the same thing.AP: Do you pay attention to critics and reviews of your albums?Hale: We pay attention to critics and reviews, but we’ve never paid any mind to what people think of us. I think that comes with literally growing up on the stage. Since we were 13 we were performing.Hottinger: Like the first record came out and nobody really cared and the only thing you’d see about us was positive things ’cause people would take the time because they were excited.Hale: We always said once people started hating on us, then we’ve got it.Hottinger: You can’t make everyone happy and we’re not going to. I think it’s great actually when you get some of the good, creative criticism.Hale: We’ve always been our biggest critics and like any obstacle that is in front of us or judgment that’s in front of us, we usually put it there.AP: That feels like a theme throughout the album, especially on songs like “Uncomfortable,” of being unapologetic.Hale: I was trying to figure out how to be OK with not being the person that makes everybody happy. And writing an album and moving this band forward specifically for myself and my bandmates and not for anybody else. So it came through very honestly in the lyrics.AP: By touring with other female-fronted rock bands, did you hope to change perceptions about what rock fans will pay to see?Hale: Halfway through this tour we realized the audience is no longer 60/40 male to female, which is usually kinda what happens at a rock show. It’s either 50/50 or it’s completely turned on its head. So we’re seeing this kind of sea of girls that are like us. We’re kind of proving on this tour that this heavy music is genderless.Hottinger: You look at the crowd and there’s these girls that are like embracing these traditionally masculine moments, like heavy moments or these screams, and these girls are loving it. And you realize these are just rock ‘n’ roll moments and there’s no gender.Hale: I think the goal with this next leg is to really show these girls that this is a place for you._____Online:http://www.halestormrocks.com/_____Follow Kristin M. Hall at Twitter.com/KMHall Grammy-winning rockers Halestorm don’t care about the haters In this July 20, 2018, photo, members of Halestorm, from left, Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, Lzzy Hale, and Josh Smith pose in Nashville, Tenn., to promote their new record, “Vicious,” out on July 27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) center_img by Kristin M. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2018 8:08 am PDT ‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release datecenter_img LOS ANGELES — The fourth “Avengers” movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the “Infinity War” saga will be called “Avengers: Endgame.”The studios also released the first trailer for the film, in which Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character explains that Thanos really did erase half the population. “Avengers: Infinity War” ended on that cliffhanger as many of Marvel’s superheroes dissolved into the air. It went on to become the highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with over $2 billion in ticket sales.Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo “Avengers: Endgame” will also now debut in North American theatres a week earlier on April 26, 2019.—Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Cyprus clears cannabinoids for medical use – report

first_imgA North American-based company specialising in medical cannabis research and production, announced on Thursday that it was cleared for distribution of cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus.According to an announcement on BusinessWire, the company, Tilray, said its cannabinoid products have cleared for distribution in Cyprus after it had received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus.“We are proud to be able to offer patients access to high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products in Cyprus,” chairman Brendan Kennedy said.The company said it is working with Cyprus’ health ministry “to import and distribute Tilray Drops, a medical cannabis extract product, at pharmacies and healthcare facilities throughout the country to patients with advanced cases of cancer who have authorization to access medical cannabis products”.The health ministry had said earlier in the year that it was in consultation with companies for the supply of cannabis oil to be administered to cancer patients, but it was not announced whether they had reached a deal with any providers.Tilray describes itself as a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to advancing the science, safety, and efficacy of medical cannabis and cannabinoids.The company said that it operates “one of the largest and most sophisticated federally licensed medical cannabis cultivation facilities in the world, offering a range of products to patients, physicians, pharmacies, governments, hospitals and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and Latin America”.It added that in 2016, Tilray was the first company to legally export medical cannabis products from North America to the European Union and Australia. The company currently supplies pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products – including dried whole flower and extract formulations – to tens of thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers around the world for commercial, compassionate access and research purposes.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Bizon bill approved by Michigan House

first_img Categories: Bizon News The Michigan House today gave its approval to a bill removing outdated and offensive language from Michigan law.State Rep. John Bizon, who is also a doctor, sponsored House Bill 4709. Rep. Bizon said the language is in a law banning doctors from exposing or exhibiting in public individuals who are disabled or deformed.“There is no need for this kind of language to be in state law, and especially not to refer to individuals,” said Rep. Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “Removing this grossly outdated language from statute shows respect for all individuals, and I’m happy to see this bill moving forward in the legislative process.”The bill is part of a larger effort by House Republicans to repeal or revise outdated criminal laws in Michigan.HB 4709 will now be considered by the Michigan Senate.### 19Aug Rep. Bizon bill approved by Michigan Houselast_img read more

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Rep Kesto lays groundwork for needed provisions within trust law

first_img Categories: Kesto News,News 15Oct Rep. Kesto lays groundwork for needed provisions within trust law A proposal from state Rep. Klint Kesto providing clear and concise updates addressing state trust laws was recently approved by the House Law and Justice Committee.Trusts are created to hold, manage and distribute property – such as estate planning to distribute assets to beneficiaries. Kesto’s bill, House Bill 6129, amends the Michigan Trust Code to create separate trustee provisions, duties and liabilities within an aggregate trust. The trustees are not created as co-trustees in their relations with one another under the plan and fall into three categories: separate investment trustee, separate distribution trustee and separate resultant trustee.“In light of current problems within some form of trusts, we needed an update to laws to properly and effectively allocate fiduciary power,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. “This is a simple, needed framework outlining the relationship between trust director and trustee.”Companion legislation puts the Michigan Trust Code in line with a policy approved by the American Bar Association to handle intricate aspects of directed trusts, which have become increasingly common in contemporary estate planning. Those plans go beyond current rules and provide solutions to problems such as communication between trustees and trust directors, and succession, compensation, and removal of a trust director.HB 6129 and the rest of the legislation within the multi-bill plan moves to the full House for consideration.last_img read more

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