Thieves steal portable toilet internet laughs Police have nothing to go on

first_imgDUTCH SETTLEMENT, N.S. – Someone stole a toilet, and the internet is amused.Nova Scotia RCMP say a Royal Flush portable toilet was stolen from a worksite in Dutch Settlement, northeast of Halifax, sometime between Jan. 26 and Jan. 31.Police are hoping someone saw the blue portable toilet going down the road in the back of a truck or being hauled by an all-terrain vehicle.Cpl. Dal Hutchinson says the RCMP’s social media sites are flush with jokes on the theft.“One in particular is that police have nothing to go on,” he said.Another says police are trying to “flush” out a suspect.“Social media has lit up with regards to this,” Hutchinson said. “At least we have people talking about it and thinking about it. Hopefully someone will come forward with some information so that we can locate that portable toilet.”Hutchinson said there were other comments he wouldn’t repeat, including many variations on a scatological theme.Police noted that “the portable toilet was empty at the time of its theft.”It is described as being blue with a white roof and red trim.Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.last_img read more

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Trump uses state of the union speech to urge Congress to approve

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is using tonight’s state of the union speech to urge members of Congress to approve the new trilateral trade deal between Canada, the United States and Mexico.Trump sang the praises of the new U.S.-Canada-Mexico Agreement and derided its predecessor, NAFTA, as a historic trade blunder.  He described meeting men and women across Rust Belt states like Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania whose livelihoods were destroyed by the 1994 trilateral trade pact, and who for years heard promises of a new, modernized agreement that were never fulfilled.He says the USMCA will restore manufacturing jobs in the U.S., expand the country’s agriculture sector, protect American intellectual property and produce more American-built automobiles.Whether Congress will ratify the new trade agreement remains an open question.Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives in last year’s midterm elections, have expressed misgivings about the deal — in particular what they say is a lack of enforcement tools for the deal’s labour and environmental protection provisions.Trump, who for the most part stuck to his prepared remarks throughout his hour-long speech, reprised his long-standing criticisms of NAFTA as a “catastrophe” and a “historic trade blunder.”“I have met the men and women of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Hampshire, and many other states whose dreams were shattered by the signing of NAFTA. For years, politicians promised them they would renegotiate for a better deal. But no one ever tried until now,” he said.“Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers, like they haven’t had delivered to for a long time. I hope you can pass the USMCA into law so we can bring back our manufacturing jobs in even greater numbers, expand American agriculture, protect intellectual property, and ensure that more cars are proudly stamped with our four beautiful words: made in the U.S.A.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Capt fumes as Canada removes all references to Sikh terrorism

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday protested the Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, removing all references to Sikh extremism from its 2018 report on terrorism which had earlier listed it as one of the top five terrorist threats to the country.The 2018 report on terrorism, first released in December last year, drew the ire of the Sikh community at the time of its release as it was the first time it listed Sikh extremism as one of the top five extremist threats in Canada, the Toronto-based CBC news said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Singh protested the Trudeau administration’s decision, saying it “succumbed to domestic political pressure”. “The move is a threat to Indian and global security,” he said. Amarinder said the “knee-jerk decision” by the ruling Canadian Liberal Party was aimed at protecting its political interests in an election year. It could have serious consequences for the Indo-Canadian relations in the long run, Singh said. “(Canadian Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau is playing with fire with his decision to assuage inflamed domestic passions through this ill-considered move,” he claimed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe world cannot afford to fan extremism in any form, which is what the Trudeau government is effectively doing with such ill-thought moves, he added. He pointed out that he himself had given proof to the Canadian Prime Minister during his India visit last year, of his country’s soil being used to spread the separatist Khalistani ideology against a friendly country. Trudeau had been informed of Khalistani activists being involved in financing terror activities in India from Canada, said the Chief Minister in a statement here Sunday. Singh had handed over to the Canadian Prime Minister a list of nine Canada-based operatives allegedly involved in promoting radicalism in Punjab, which has the highest number of Sikhs in India. The chief minister dubbed the “erasure of the various references to Khalistan and Khalistani organisations” from the latest threat report “as an unpardonable act in the eyes of the peace-loving global community.” “It is obvious that Trudeau had played safe in view of the upcoming elections in Canada, giving in to pressure within his country. In the process, he has quite blatantly ignored the adverse impact this could have not only on Canada’s relations with India but also on geopolitical stability,” he added. The updated version of the ‘2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada’ was released on Friday, Toronto-based CBC news quoted The Canadian Press news agency as saying. The language in the report was changed to remove any mention of religion, instead discussing the threat posed by “extremists who support violent means to establish an independent state within India”, it reported.last_img read more

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Morocco 3705 killed in traffic accidents in 2013

first_imgRabat – Traffic accidents indicators for 2013 show that the number of fatalities declined by 8.63 pc in 2013 (3,705 killed persons) while the rate of fatal road accidents decreased by 8.33 pc compared to 2012.Provisional statistics published by the ministry of equipment, transports and logistics show that the number of road accidents increased by 1.4pc compared to 2012, to reach 68,458 accidents, including 3,148 deadly ones and 65,310 non-fatal accidents (a rise of 1.92 pc).In the same year, the number of persons who were seriously injured regressed by 6.77p.last_img

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UN marks oneyear anniversary of Haiti earthquake

In the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, staff at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) gathered for memorial events which included a formal ceremony and the unveiling of a monument in honour of UN staff members who were killed in the earthquake. The head of the UN’s peacekeeping operations, Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy, attended the events. At UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took part in a wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, timed to coincide with the hour at which the earthquake struck – at 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 January, 2010. Participants were asked to solemnly observe silence for a period of 47 seconds, which was the duration of the earthquake.Members of the Security Council extended their condolences to the families of those killed and expressed their deepest concern for all those whose lives continue to be touched by the tragedy.They recalled the sacrifice of MINUSTAH personnel who died in the earthquake and voiced their strong support for the mission’s continued efforts to assist the people of Haiti to recover from the disaster.“The members of the Security Council continue to stand with the people and Government of Haiti in their ongoing work to rebuild their country, reaffirm on this day of remembrance their sustained international support for Haiti, and call for the swift disbursement of remaining pledges in support of Haiti’s recovery,” the Council said in a press statement.With a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale, the earthquake killed over 200,000 people, injured more than 300,000 and displaced 2.3 million people – nearly one quarter of the country’s population. It levelled Haiti’s capital, delivered a severe blow to the economy and infrastructure, and impeded nation-building efforts in the country. In addition, 102 UN staff members perished, constituting the highest loss of life from a single event in United Nations history. At the memorial ceremony in Port-au-Prince today, Mr. Le Roy delivered a message on behalf of the Secretary-General. In that message, he called on the world to live up to the solidarity expressed in the wake of the earthquake, including at the Haiti Donors’ Conference last March. He also paid particular tribute to the dedication of UN staff in Haiti who survived the earthquake and worked to save lives in the following hours and days, as well as the hundreds of other UN staff from duty stations around the world who responded immediately to the call for volunteers.At the memorial event in New York, the Secretary-General paid tribute to those who perished in the disaster and expressed solidarity with those who survived. “Today, we gather in solidarity – with the people of Haiti, with one another, with all who lost their loved ones on that tragic day, to the families of our 102 fallen colleagues, to all who suffered injuries, physical and emotional, we offer our deepest sympathies,” Mr. Ban said.He also noted that after a slow start, recovery and reconstruction is finally beginning in earnest in Haiti, with water being provided to one million people every day, food to two million people every month, and plans to help a new Haitian government get on its feet and fulfil its responsibilities to its people. The Secretary-General also reaffirmed the UN system’s commitment to assisting the people of Haiti to rebuild their country. “On this sad and solemn occasion, I want to say: The United Nations, the entire international community, stood by Haiti and its people in their darkest hour – together, we will walk with them toward a brighter future,” he said.In the Middle East, peacekeepers at the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today remembered the earthquake’s victims at a wreath-laying ceremony at UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura in southern Lebanon. In the Balkans, staff at the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo took part in a ceremony observing 47 seconds of silence. Speaking at the event, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Kosovo, Lamberto Zannier, expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti and all those who suffered losses. 12 January 2011On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Haiti, the United Nations today remembered the disaster’s victims in memorial events in Port-au-Prince, New York and elsewhere around the world. read more

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Australia to resettle Lankan refugees

Australia’s refugee intake is capped at 13,750 places a year but is split between boat arrivals and offshore refugees. Australia will resettle another 23 Tamil refugees from the group involved in a six-month stand-off on a cargo boat diverted to Indonesia in 2009 at the request of the then prime minister Kevin Rudd.A total of 38 refugees from the boat, which carried 254 asylum seekers on the way to Australia when it was diverted to the port of Merak, will be resettled, an Immigration Department spokesman confirmed. The refugee advocate Ian Rintoul said there are still 100 of the original group waiting for resettlement, who had been stuck in Indonesia for two years. The Refugee Council of Australia yesterday welcomed a commitment by the Coalition to guarantee 1000 refugee places for women at risk who applied offshore but criticised that the policy stipulated these places would be at the expense of boat arrivals.The council’s chief executive, Paul Power, yesterday wrote to the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, expressing concern that the policy ”suggests that people seeking asylum in other countries are genuine but those who seek asylum in Australia are not”. Mr Power said the council was ”bitterly disappointed to see recent opposition statements inferring asylum seekers diagnosed with typhoid represented a public health threat to Australia”.Under the government’s policy, an increase in visas allocated to boat arrivals in any given year restricts the number available to other humanitarian programs. (Sydney Morning Herald) read more

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BC Liberals tout 28B surplus reduced debt on eve of expected defeat

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s finance minister has painted a rosy picture of the province’s finances one day before his government is expected to be defeated in a confidence vote.Mike de Jong released an unaudited fiscal update today that says a higher-than-expected $2.8-billion surplus in the last fiscal year helped reduce the province’s taxpayer-supported debt by $1.2 billion, while its operating debt decreased by $3.4 billion.The Liberals criticized the NDP for making costly promises ahead of an election on May 9, but in a throne speech last week adopted many of the New Democrats’ proposals, totalling $2.6 billion in new spending over three years.De Jong says the Liberals based their campaign platform on projections from the economic forecast council, which at that time had an “abiding pessimism,” and he only learned of B.C.’s stronger finances on June 6.The NDP and Greens, which won a combined 44 seats in last month’s election, have agreed to bring down the Liberals, with 43 seats, in a confidence vote on Thursday.De Jong says he expects the NDP to be pleased to inherit the province’s fiscal situation if it forms a minority government, but predicts the party would “quickly lose sight” of the policies that allowed the economy to flourish. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2017 12:47 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. Liberals tout $2.8B surplus, reduced debt on eve of expected defeat B.C. Minister of Finance Mike de Jong speaks to reporters as he arrives for a working dinner with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and provincial and territorial colleagues, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. De Jong has painted a rosy picture of the province’s finances one day before his government is expected to be defeated in a confidence vote.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang read more

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Firstever UN Nelson Mandela Prize winners honoured by General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly today marked Nelson Mandela International Day – which is observed on 18 July – by awarding the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, recognizing the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, justice and reconciliation and his dedication to the service of humanity.“Nelson Mandela International Day is a global call to action for all citizens of the world, to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba; a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people,” General Assembly President Sam Kutesa told an informal meeting of the 193-member body.The Prize, he explained, was designed to honour and recognize the “outstanding achievements” of two distinguished individuals, one female and one male, who have dedicated their lives to the service to humanity, particularly in the promotion of reconciliation, social cohesion and community development.The first two laureates of the Prize are Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. Dr. Ndume of Namibia is an ophthalmologist whose life’s work has been the treatment of blindness and eye-related illnesses, both in Namibia and throughout the developing world.Mr. Sampaio of Portugal became a leader in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Portugal, and served as Deputy Minister for External Co-operation; as Mayor of Lisbon from 1989 to 1995; and, from 1996 to 2006, as President of the country.The Prize was also established to pay homage to Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation.“Nelson Mandela inspired the world, inspired all of us,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks delivered by his Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra. “Although he suffered terrible atrocities, ‘Madiba’ never sank to the level of his oppressors; instead, he rose to the moment in history.”The United Nations no longer has apartheid on its agenda, but the international community continues to confront racial and other forms of discrimination that drive abuses and violence in all countries, Ms. Malcorra stressed. “On this Day, let us pay tribute to Nelson Mandela by actively fighting for human rights, development and peace in our communities and our world.”Every year, as part of the Take Action, Inspire Change campaign on Nelson Mandela International Day, individuals throughout the world are encouraged to devote 67 minutes to helping others – by volunteering in a hospital, tutoring a child, providing food for the homeless, or any other community service activity.The campaign is based on people devoting one minute of their time for every year that Nelson Mandela devoted to public service – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and as the President of South Africa.Later today, at The UN Headquarters, staff volunteers will partner with New York City Parks’ Green Thumb programme to tend community gardens in Manhattan, lending support to important green spaces in the city.Some of the volunteers will be working in the newly established United Nations Food Garden, which will be officially opened today by Ms. Malcorra, along with the New York City Commissioner for International Affairs, Penny Abeywardena, and the New York City Commissioner for Parks and Recreation, Mitchell Silver.The event will be hosted by the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach.The United Nations Food Garden is an initiative of a group of United Nations staff members who partnered with NYC Parks’ Green Thumb programme and Brooklyn Grange to transform unused land at the Headquarters complex into sustainable food gardens. read more

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In phone call UN chief encourages Colombian leaders to stay the course

According to a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban congratulated President Santos for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, noting that it sends an encouraging message to the victims of the conflict who were put at the heart of the historic peace talks, hosted in Havana, Cuba, since 2012. In a joint statement from the Cuban capital last week, the Government and FARC-EP announced that they were willing to press ahead on the goals of the historic peace accord, while the two sides also requested that the UN Mission in the country to continue coordinating the tripartite Verification and Monitoring Mechanism, particularly relating to the ceasefire. In his statement today, the Secretary-General commended the leaders on their dedication to maintain the ceasefire, the adoption of a protocol to prevent any incidents, and the role given to the tripartite Mechanism in ensuring its implementation. “The Secretary-General recognized that these measures will certainly help create a favourable environment for the political discussions that we hope will lead to a successful conclusion of the peace process,” the statement concluded. After voters last week rejected the accord, which aimed to end Colombia’s 50-year conflict, Mr. Ban called on all concerned to nevertheless build on that foundation. “He believes strongly that peace can still be achieved, and that the many Colombians who have committed themselves to this goal should not be discouraged,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. read more

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Supply chain finance on the bill at SMMT Summit

The profile of the UK automotive supply chain has shot up in recent years as government and industry focus their attention on the development of the domestic supply chain. Eating into the £3bn supply gap identified by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is the ambition of bodies like the Automotive Council and was a hot topic of discussion at the SMMT Summit.John Leech, Head of Automotive, KPMG, explained that the UK is becoming increasingly attractive to global automotive companies and suppliers, a trend that is forecast to see the proportion of local content in the UK vehicle supply chain rise from around 36% today to around 50% by 2017.Communication with financiers and suppliers is vital to see growth for vehicle manufacturers. Mike Mychajluk, Purchasing Risk and Supply Chain Sustainability Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, made this point, but also concentrated on the difficulties some companies are still seeing in terms of access to finance.While some areas of the supply chain still find it difficult to get access to finance, Richard Hill, Head of Automotive at RBS Corporate Bank Division, made the point that now financiers are more understanding of the automotive business model, the demands on suppliers and the types of finance products that work. This change in the bank/business relationship is a positive step in the development and repatriation of the UK automotive supply chain.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Hangout Talking Android security with Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta

first_imgMobile security is becoming more important every day. With that in mind, we’ve invited Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta of the CyanogenMod project to talk about their recent work in this field. The interview will take places as a Google Hangout on Air, and will be streamed live at 5pm today. You’ll be able to find it on Geek.com’s YouTube channel, our Google+ page, or right here on this article.Update: It’s 5pm and we’re live! You can watch the video below.The flexibility of the Android OS is both its greatest strength and its greatest weakness. Developers are only really limited by their imagination, while users need to exercise caution before used advanced features. Amidst all the talk of viruses and malware on mobile devices, there are real security issues that need to be addressed. There are apps that you’d like to use but are maybe not happy with the permissions that the software tells you it will need to use. Or, maybe you’re interested in a more secure form of SMS communication on Android, similar to how Apple’s iMessage works.Steve Kondik and Koushik Dutta have both been working on features geared specifically toward addressing these issues, and we’ve invited them for an interview to talk about them.Privacy Guard and PushSMS are currently available for CyanogenMod users to take advantage of, and each feature delivers something worth taking advantage of. PushSHS offers secure communication between CM users, while Privacy Guard denies certain apps access to your personal information. For example, if you wanted to deny Facebook access to your contacts list, so they don’t accidentally share that information with the world, you could do so with Privacy Guard. These features are designed to be simple to implement and offer some peace of mind when using your phone, and does so in a way that doesn’t negatively affect the app developer in any way.If you have any questions during the interview, please feel free to post them in the comments, on Geek.com’s YouTube channel, or on our Google+ page.last_img read more

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Lab to Test Transportable Microgrid

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is studying the use of a transportable microgrid with energy storage technologies to improve energy security at military installations.The innovation would allow a microgrid to be deployed at a base after it suffers an outage. The transportable microgrid would dampen power fluctuations from on-site photovoltaic units as well as reduce emissions from diesel generators or other fossil fuels, according to the Berkeley lab. The researchers hope to put the system on a path toward commercialization by making it more cost-effective and ensuring it passes tests for safety and reliability, reported Microgrid Knowledge.The lab has added a Tesla 500 kW-4 hour energy storage subsystem and a 200 kVA synchronous condenser to the transportable microgrid, allowing it to be deployed at a wide variety of installations with a range of power characteristics.The lab is partnering with other federal labs, DOD, Tesla, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory, Distributed Utility Associates, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center Port Hueneme and the Electric Power Research Institute.last_img read more

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WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild Presents The Drowsy Chaperone On May 1718

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The WHS Lamplighters present The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7pm and Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2pm and 7pm in Wilmington High’s Joanne Benton Auditorium (159 Church Street). Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Please note this play is not appropriate for children under 12.Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.Hailed by New York Magazine as “The Perfect Broadway Musical,” The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.When arriving for the event, please enter Wilmington High through the right rear event entrance. Free parking is available in the high school parking lot (entrance from Adams Street) and across the street near the 4th of July Building parking lot on Middlesex Avenue.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the WHS CATS.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, May 17, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, May 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Next Year’s Wilmington High School Plays AnnouncedIn “Education”last_img read more

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Public asked to help find 23yearold moose hunter

first_imgThe public’s help is being sought to find a Fairbanks man who went missing off the Dalton Highway three weeks ago. Twenty-three-year-old Dalton Hanson disappeared while on a moose hunting trip.Download AudioThe official search for Dalton Hanson ended September 18, following what Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen describes as a multi-faceted effort.Hanson’s mother Randi Van Blarcom says her son disappeared September 10th while 4 wheeling into a family hunting cabin about 10 miles off the highway near milepost 9. She says her son was travelling with his step dad, and they got into an argument about how to drive the ATV’s, and her son walked away without a gun or survival gear.“He was going off for a cool-off moment… and just never came back,” she says.Van Blarcom says her husband has been cleared of any wrongdoing, and she does not believe her son killed himself.  She adds that Troopers have also dispelled the possible involvement of other hunters in the area. She says the extensive search covered a lot of treacherous terrain, including cliffs where her son could have fallen, or places he might have gone.She says family and friends plan to return to the area on snowmachines as soon as weather conditions improve, and asks that anyone who wants to help, make a donation to the Dalton Hanson search fund at MAC Federal Credit Union.last_img read more

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Unalaska teen If you like sushi you better take care of the

first_imgCade Terada fishing in Unalaska. (Photo courtesy Cade Terada)Across the state, there’s a cohort of young Alaskans raising awareness for the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Cade Terada is one of 22 Arctic Youth Ambassadors. Growing up in Unalaska, America’s largest fishing port, he was immersed in the seafood industry.Listen nowTerada looks like a young, hip politician. Hair gelled back, the 18-year-old sports a grey quarter zip and khaki’s with an earring and a tattoo peeking out from under his sleeve.He graduated from high school early, back in December.You might not guess the role fishing has played in his life. Terada’s father grew up in a small town in Northern Japan and the best way to make money was fishing.“He had to drop out of school in the ninth grade because his family was quite poor at the time,” Terada said. “So, he’s been working in fishing ever since, which is approximately 40-plus years.”What did he think of fishing as a child?“I really enjoyed it,” Terada said. “I really enjoyed looking in the tide pools with all the hermit crabs. I thought it was really cool looking at fish. I don’t know what it was about it, but it was an exciting opportunity to see what was out there, what could we catch.”At what point did he realize Unalaska was pretty unique in the amount of resources it has?“I kinda started realizing it back when I was beginning my high school career,” Terada said. “It didn’t really hit me that maybe 90 percent of my class has someone working in the fishing industry. My history teacher would always talk about how this town would be a ghost town if we didn’t have fisheries and that really got me thinking that everything is dependent on the fisheries where I’m from.”Becoming an Arctic Youth Ambassador was a stretch for Terada. He didn’t really excel in high school.“There’s a lot of other kids like me that have the mindset that if they have a low GPA they aren’t going to be able to do much,” Terada said. “I want to let people know if you have a low GPA that doesn’t mean anything … With this ambassador program I’ve had to opportunity to go to Greenland (and) Canada. I’ve met the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. I’ve met with countless government officials. That’s not something you’d expect from a kid with a 2.6 GPA.”Terada has been passionate about protecting the environment for as long as he can remember. He got his start with Alaska Youth for Environmental Action. After a youth organizing summit, he was encouraged to apply to the Arctic Youth Ambassador program.From a young age, Cade Terada, left, was exposed to the fishing industry by his father. (Photo courtesy Cade Terada)For Terada, convincing people to care about the environment is simple. He puts it in perspective.“A lot of people I meet like sushi. And I come from the place that’s the number one fishing port in the nation, so if you like crab, if you like eating fish, you like eating any of this you better take care of the environment,” he said. “People are like ‘Wow, I really like my caviar and if I don’t care about the environment there’s going to be no more caviar or lobster.’”At only 18, Terada feels like he’s already making a difference.Next up is college where he’s planning to pursue degrees in political science and environmental studies. Then, he wants to return to Alaska to run for elected office.After nearly two decades living in America’s largest fishing port, he thinks he’ll be able to bridge the gap between science and politics and continue to advocate for his community and the environment.last_img read more

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Three accused of links with Islamic State arrested over central

first_imgSYDNEY: Australian police on Tuesday arrested three men accused of links to the Islamic State group over an alleged plot to attack police stations, embassies and defence facilities in central Sydney. The men aged 20, 23 and 30, were arrested in raids in the city’s suburbs after their online activities raised suspicion. Two of them will face charges of being members of a terrorist organisation and of preparations to carry out terror attacks. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “We will say that they had a number of targets, including police stations, defence establishments, embassies and councils, courts and churches,” Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney told reporters. The plots were said to be in the “early stages”, but included moves to import weapons and explosives to target facilities in the central business district. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The third man, described as an “associate”, will be charged with lesser offences. New South Wales police assistant commissioner Mick Willing said the men “knew each other via social media” including WhatsApp and Telegram, and shared a “like-minded philosophy”. Late last year, Australia passed controversial laws allowing spy agencies and police to access encrypted communications from suspected criminals and terrorists. Police said one of the suspects had come under the watch of authorities after returning from Lebanon last year, alleging he had made plans to go to Afghanistan to fight with the Islamic State. Police said there was no further threat to the public.last_img read more

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Bitcoin Continues Downward Spiral Plunges Below 200

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Bitcoin continues to kick off the new year on an appalling note. Just two weeks after being named the worst-performing currency of 2014 — and only a day after opening statements took place in the trial of the Silk Road’s alleged creator — the virtual currency has plummeted below the $200 mark. It fell with a consumer confidence-shaking thud to a low of $170.08 early this morning, down from around $244 one day earlier, nosediving by 30 percent.  Related: NYC Wants Drivers to Pay For Parking Tickets Via Apple Pay, Mobile Apps and BitcoinThe price of the rapidly declining cryptochash is now inching back toward $200, hovering around $194 at press time, per the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index. Bitcoin’s value hasn’t dipped below $200 since October 2013. It peaked at $1,130 in December 2013, a record high for the 4-year-old digital currency.    Meanwhile, global Bitcoin exchange trading volumes — mainly sell orders — spiked amid the price crash, tripling in the number of trades per minute, according to Bitcoinity.Related: New York Regulator Lays Out Tweaks to Bitcoin RulesThe Bitcoin price freefall, along with increased mining difficulty, this week spurred Bitcoin cloud mining company CEX.IO to temporarily halt its services. “Suspension of CEX.IO cloud mining service is only a forced temporary measure, the result of cloud mining costs exceeding mining profit,” the startup stated in a Jan. 12 announcement. A CEX.IO representative told CoinDesk that the firm would only resume mining operations if the price of the virtual currency rises above $320. In the meantime, CEX.IO says it will continue operating its exchange platform.Related: Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img January 14, 2015 2 min readlast_img read more

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Earn some bling with Insight Vacations bookings made by May 31

first_imgEarn some bling with Insight Vacations bookings made by May 31 Travelweek Group TORONTO — With Insight Vacations’ new agent incentive, agents can book their way to a Swarovski bracelet.With ‘A Summer for Adventure’, agents who book four or more clients to any destination April 1 – May 31 for travel by Dec. 31 will receive a Swarovski bracelet.Plus, as a special offer clients will receive a $50 optional experience voucher for qualifying itineraries in Spain, Portugal, Morocco and the Eastern Mediterranean.Agents must be members of the Insight Vacations Canada Travel Advisor Facebook page: The IV Insider, to qualify.“We trust travel bookings will only pick up in the next couple of months as clients look to finalize their summer travel plans and our new campaign will thank our terrific Travel Advisors across Canada for all the effort they’ve been putting in to sell our journeys,” says Brad Ford, President, Insight Vacations.“We have a variety of premium journeys to the most exhilarating destinations in the world, full of magical Insight Experiences sure to reawaken the senses after a long, cold winter.”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionQualifying itineraries include the 10-day Best of Morocco, the 16-day Israel Discovery and Jordan Experience with Dead Sea and the 15-day Best of Spain and Portugal. Several more itineraries qualify as well. For details contact your Insight Vacations Sales Manager or see insightvacations.com. The promo code is PPIV50APMY. Tags: Agent Incentives, Insight Vacations Posted bycenter_img Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Ethiopian Special Fares from Sydney – Melbourne

first_imgFrom AUD 1,300 From AUD 1,000 From AUD 930 Addis Ababa Entebbe, Nairobi,JohannesburgFrom AUD 900 Bujumbura Ethiopian special fares from SYD/MEL to Source = Ethiopian Airlines – World Aviation Systems Juba, Accra For further information, refer to your GDS or call Ethiopian Airlines on 1300 600 001 *Gross Published Special Fares from SYD/MEL with interline partners CX/QF via HKG or SYD-BKK on QF & onwards on Ethiopian Airlines. For Sales Now to 31Oct2015 – Departures on/before 31Mar2016* 40 Kgs baggage allowance.*Taxes Additional – Limited Seats Available – Further Conditions Apply Khartoum, Dar-Es-Salaam, Harare, Lagos From AUD 1,055last_img

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TenX Inventory Troubles Will Continue to Limit ExistingHome Sales

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News, Origination, Technology Supply and demand troubles have been constant burdens on the housing market’s recovery, and Ten-X.com (formerly Auction.com) predicts that existing-home sales will be affected by the lack of options in the market.Existing-home sales have been on a series of highs and lows since the implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule.After suffering a major drop in November 2015 and recovering with the largest monthly increase ever recorded in December, existing-home sales seem to have found their balance to start the new year.The existing-home sales report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) proves that lenders are well on the path to recovery from TRID delays.  The report found that existing-home sales increased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.47 million in January from a downwardly revised 5.45 million in December. Existing sales are now 11.0 percent higher than a year ago, the highest annual rate in six months and the largest year-over-year gain since 16.3 percent July 2013.Ten-X’s Residential Real Estate Nowcast shows that existing-home sales for February 2016 are expected to fall  between 5.23 and 5.58 million annual sales, with a targeted number of 5.4 million. This number is up 10.4 percent year-over-year, but down 1.3 percent month-over-month.”Following the temporary market setbacks brought on by the implementation of the CFPB’s ‘Know Before You Owe’ rules, the latest sales figures indicate that housing is starting off the year on solid ground,” said Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio. “Several positive underlying fundamentals–particularly a stronger labor market and improved household spending power due to reduced energy expenses–should lead to a rise in home sales despite growing global economic concerns and relatively weak GDP growth.”According to the NAR, the median existing-home price in January was $213,800, up 8.2 percent from last January’s median price of $197,600. Housing inventory rose 3.4 percent to 1.82 million existing homes available for sale, but is still 2.2 percent lower than a year ago when inventory totaled 1.86 million. Inventory levels remain low at a 4.0-month supply, up slightly from 3.9 months in December 2015.Ten-X forecast that sales prices for existing homes will fall between $209,607 and $231,671 in the month of February with a targeted price of $220,639. This will mark a 9.3 percent year-over-year increase.“Constrained inventory will continue to limit the recovery of the housing market, and it doesn’t seem likely that we’re going to see a surge in the number of homes for sale as the spring home buying season approaches,” said Ten-X Executive Vice President Rick Sharga. “As demand appears to be growing–especially in certain geographies–prices are likely to rise, impacting affordability, and leaving homeownership just out of reach for many would-be buyers.” Share Ten-X: Inventory Troubles Will Continue to Limit Existing-Home Salescenter_img Auction.com Existing-Home Sales Residential Real Estate Nowcast Ten-X 2016-03-02 Staff Writer March 2, 2016 693 Views last_img read more

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