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Senior UN official urges all sides in the Maldives to pursue dialogue

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told reporters in Malé, the capital, that he plans to hold meetings in the days ahead with the newly sworn-in President Mohammed Waheed Hassan, his predecessor Mohamed Nasheed, other Government leaders, representatives of political parties and civil society groups.Mr. Nasheed resigned on Tuesday following recent street protests and tensions between the Government and the military and police, and media reports have indicated a warrant has since been issued for his arrest.Mr. Fernandez-Taranco told reporters his visit was aimed at encouraging Maldivian leaders to find ways of stabilizing the political situation and to move forward on the basis of dialogue and consensus, according to information released by a UN spokesperson.He urged calm and a stop to all violence or any action that would further exacerbate differences, stressing that it was critical to avoid retribution against political rivals, and to ensure in particular the continued safety of Mr. Nasheed.Mr. Fernandez-Taranco said there can be no externally-generated solutions to the current political crisis in the Maldives, and that the UN stood ready to support a process of dialogue and consensus-building.The Assistant Secretary-General also underlined the importance of preserving the democratic gains that have been made in the Maldives, where multi-party presidential elections were held for the first time in 2008. 9 February 2012A senior United Nations official urged all sides in the Maldives to exercise restraint and pursue dialogue after he arrived in the Indian Ocean archipelago late today for talks, just days after the country’s president resigned amid mounting political tensions. read more


Ministers in Asia to discuss pressing environmental concerns UN agency

Dust storms, the growing number of “dead zones” in the world’s seas and oceans, and human settlements, including air pollution in so-called mega cities, will also be among the issues facing delegates attending the Global Ministerial Environment Forum and the Special Session of UNEP’s Governing Council on the island of Jeju.UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said it was right for Asia to host the event because, with the continent’s economic growth now a major factor in the global economy, resources and responsibility must shift commensurately to address the environmental legacy that is being created. “The historical pattern of development in the economies of Europe, North America and Japan was to industrialize first and clean up later. Such outdated thinking is not possible in a world of 6 billion people and counting,” Mr. Toepfer said in a news release in Nairobi. “We need to marry strong economic growth with conservation of the air, land and water supplies upon which we all depend.” Nearly 100 ministers and delegations from over 120 countries are expected to attend the GMEF, beginning 29 March. Also attending will be Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, the agency mandated by the General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. read more


Security Council backs new stability pact for Africas Great Lakes region

In a statement read out by its President, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar, the Council commended the countries of the region for the successful conclusion of last week’s Second Summit of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, where the agreement was reached.It also welcomed the decision to establish a regional follow-up mechanism to include a Conference secretariat and to establish its offices in Bujumbura, Burundi.The Council extended the mandate of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the region for a final period of three months, until 31 March 2007, with a view to ensuring “regional ownership” of the follow-up mechanism and successfully completing the transition to the conference secretariat. In addition, the Council appealed for international assistance for the Special Fund for Reconstruction and Development in the region and for implementation of the Pact by the parties. Special Representative Ibrahima Fall told the 15-member body that the Pact came with a twofold commitment by the 11 countries involved to ratify it quickly and to respect its spirit pending ratification. The collective political will of the region’s leaders was reflected through the preparatory process, which included the participation of representatives of the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others. “These actors made a contribution at every level,” he said.Attending the summit in Nairobi when the Pact was adopted were six Heads of State and one Head of Government, representing Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.A Protocol on Non-Aggression and Mutual Defence in the Great Lakes Region establishes the foundations to prevent conflicts. Member States also pledged to criminalize any act of aggression or subversion against other States by individuals or groups operating in their respective States.Among the many participants at today’s Council meeting was Liberata Mulamula, First Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, who said the body would face the “enormous” task of putting into place legal, financial and administrative processes for implementing the Pact. read more


Calsonic Kansei promotes future job opportunities to local schools

Calsonic Kansei opens its doors to local children as part of a co-ordinated national event to promote careers in manufacturing.Throughout June automotive companies across the UK will open their doors to pupils, teachers and career advisors to promote manufacturing in the automotive sector as part of government’s See Inside Manufacturing initiative.Supported by the Automotive Council, the initiative is being launched across the UK to encourage young people to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) subjects in order to boost the UK’s skills base.Calsonic Kansei will invite pupils from local schools to visit its UK plants in Washington and Sunderland to participate in four half-day events, tailored to promote future careers opportunities in automotive manufacturing.Pupils will tour the Washington and Sunderland plants, receive presentations on manufacturing in the automotive sector, carry out practical exercises and visit the Calsonic Kansei Production Systems Training Centre. The company’s current apprentices will also meet with the pupils to share their experience of working in a manufacturing environment.John Barnett, Senior General Manager for Calsonic Kansei’s manufacturing operations in the North East, said, “Manufacturing is key to the success of the region, and therefore has an impact on every one of the schoolchildren that come on the visit. We need to get young people engaged in what manufacturing actually involves.”Business Minister Mark Prisk said, “I’m pleased that Calsonic Kansei will be opening their doors to help represent the automotive sector, and dispel outdated perceptions of manufacturing. I encourage people to come along and see for themselves what exciting opportunities exist.”James Davies, Chairman of Calsonic Kansei in Europe, said, “This initiative will also enable us to assist educational establishments in promoting STEM subjects which are key to improving our national skills base. I have now worked in the Automotive sector for 26 years and I can testify that it is an amazing and dynamic industry, which can offer a vast range of opportunities and experiences to our young people.”For more information on UK automotive participation in See Inside manufacturing, click here. To discover more about the wider government initiative, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


FLSmidth highlights ability to offer finance to mining customers

first_imgIn the current financial climate, raising funds for industry projects has become considerably more challenging compared to the pre-global economic crisis era. While funding avenues are still available to mining companies, the requirements have become very stringent, reflecting the low risk appetite prevailing in today’s banking sector. Against this background, FLSmidth believes that its ability to help clients raise a portion of the necessary finance through Danish export credit agency EKF is a game changer in the industry.EKF is owned and guaranteed by the Danish state, but operates as a modern financial enterprise. The agency assists Danish companies to make it possible and attractive for customers abroad to purchase Danish products by helping to raise financing. Terence Osborn, Capital Sales and Marketing Manager at FLSmidth explains: “For the past three years we’ve been implementing and informing the market about our One Source capability. ‘One Source’ highlights FLSmidth’s promise of being a complete solutions supplier to the mineral industries, including after sales service and support. We own complete suites of technology across core mineral flow sheets and the One Source objective is to take the same concept forward by offering complete solutions in these core mineral industries. There are a number of industries around the world that have moved through a lifecycle of product supply, to island supply and then to full solutions supply. We’ve seen this happen, for example, in cement and pulp and paper and now there’s a trend towards full solutions in the minerals processing arena.”He adds: “FLSmidth is seeing tremendous growth in our portfolio in this regard and our success is being underpinned by the unique market differentiator of being able to help our clients access EKFfinancing. As a Danish company, we can approach EKF on their behalf to consider underwriting finance on projects they would view as worthy of making an investment. Dependent on our equipment sourcing, we may also have the flexibility to introduce other relevant export credit agencies. The larger the FLSmidth scope is, the larger the export credit involvement may be.” FLSmidth says it is “geared up” to market complete solutions capabilities to the copper and associated base metals sector, including platinum, as well as the gold, coal, iron ore and fertiliser sectors. The company has made significant investments into completing the flowsheets for minerals processing solutions associated each of these commodities and believes that it is now in a position to offer complete solutions, together with the aftermarket lifecycle and service support into the future.“In the event that a customer wishes to partner with FLSmidth on a complete project solution, we’re willing to become a long term stakeholder in that project,” says Osborn. A key element of this involvement is the possibility of EKF assistance or other export credit agencies, if relevant. EKF’s approach is the same as any other financial institution. The agency conducts a due diligence of a project along similar lines to the approach taken by banks. If, after this, EKF is interested in supporting the project, it will underwrite a portion of the finance and this is linked to the proportion of the scope of the FLSmidth contract. Since it is a Danish entity providing the underwriting, the advantage to our customers is the additional credibility attached to their project that often helps them to go to the market and successfully raise the remaining funds necessary. In essence, it de-risks the project to a certain extent. Obviously the client company then has to make its own evaluation as to whether the funding arrangement EKF offers is feasible to its business circumstances. These deals are relatively new and there are not many multinational organisations in South Africa capable of presenting this type of solution, which makes this an interesting option in the local mining industry, particularly to junior and mid-cap miners.”last_img read more


Pornhub Twitter Crack Down on AIGenerated Erotica

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Twitter and Pornhub are the latest Internet platforms to shun “deepfakes”—faux celebrity porn videos created by artificial intelligence.Late last year, clips simulating Gal Gadot, Maisie Williams, Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Aubrey Plaza, and Taylor Swift surfaced online.Most are easy to spot as forgeries (though I admittedly had trouble finding flaws in the now-deleted Gadot tape). And all were created using easily accessible materials and an open-source code that anyone with an understanding of deep learning algorithms can operate.Famous faces aren’t the only ones appearing in these so-called deepfakes: People are using the free, user-friendly FakeApp program to add friends, acquaintances, exes, and classmates to pornos—without permission.Last month, Discord shut down a chat group used to share such pornographic videos, classified by the service as revenge porn.“Non-consensual pornography warrants an instant shut down on the servers whenever we identify it, as well as permanent ban on the users,” a company representative told Business Insider. “We have investigated these servers and shut them down immediately.”Image hosting platform Gfycat followed suit, removing “objectionable” GIFs from the site.Now, more popular programs are jumping on the bandwagon.“We will suspend any account we identify as the original poster of intimate media that has been produced or distributed without the subject’s consent,” Twitter told Motherboard this week. “We will also suspend any account dedicated to posting this type of content.”Pornhub, meanwhile, promised to ban these videos “as soon as we are made aware” of them.“We officially took a hard stance against revenge porn, which we believe is a form of sexual assault, and introduced a submission form for the easy removal of non-consensual content,” Pornhub VP Corey Price said in a statement emailed to Geek.“Non-consensual content directly violates our TOS [terms of service] and consists of content such as revenge porn, deepfakes, or anything published without a person’s consent or permission,” the company said.Despite its proclamations, the database is reportedly still “loaded” with deepfakes, according to Motherboard. As of Tuesday, reporter Samantha Cole was able to “easily find dozens” of phony videos by simply searching for the term “deepfakes” or a celebrity name.Twitter did not respond to Geek’s request for comment.NVIDIA recently developed a way of producing photo-quality, AI-generated human profiles—by using famous famous. Like this new wave of deepfake erotica, this approach opens the door to fraudulent scandals and possible lawsuits.Editor’s Note: This article was updated on Feb. 8 with comment from Pornhub.center_img Pornhub Maybe Wants To Buy TumblrPornhub Credits Government Shutdown For Traffic Increase last_img read more


SPOILERS: 7/18 WWE Superstars taping results from Providence, Rhode Island (The Usos, The Dudley…

first_img Naomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers! Roman Reigns: Leukemia Is In Remission Google+ Awa Ly SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Now Playing Up Next Alicia Fox Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter The following was taped on Monday night from Providence, Rhode Island.7/18 WWE Superstars taping results:* Summer Rae def. Alicia Fox.* The Usos def. The Dudley Boyz.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNaomi Ackie to face Yoda for Star Wars spoilers!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:22/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 7.78%0:03Remaining Time -3:19 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Videos Articlescenter_img Tiffany Haddish Won`t Do Georgia Show After Abortion Ban Pinterest Facebook Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Is Back After Absence For Leukemia Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 8/15 Impact TV tapings in Mexico City to air on Pursuit and Twitch Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Beltslast_img

WISHH Staff Follows Up Discusses Future Collaboration in South East Asia

first_imgChef Norbert Ehrbar preparing a chicken dish made with tofu at the U.S. pavilion at CAMFOODS. Photo credit: ASA/WISHHWorld Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Asian Division Director Alan F. Poock traveled to Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand for trade servicing and other meetings last week.Poock spent four days in Myanmar, where he met with food companies that participated in the June trade team that attended the INTSOY course and met with North Dakota exporters in the Fargo area. He also met with Winrock on future collaboration and the vice-hairman of the Myanmar Edible Oil Dealer’s Association.A chicken and tofu sample containing U.S. products at the U.S. pavilion at CAMFOODS. Photo credit: ASA/WISHHWISHH was part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored Global Based Initiative (GBI) in Cambodia at the CAMFOODS show in Siem Reap.  Cambodia is a growing market in Southeast Asia and WISHH plans to conduct a USDA Emerging Markets Program (EMP) funded assessment on the human foods and animal feed sectors in FY16.  While in Cambodia, Poock met with the new Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) Agricultural Attaché Gerald Smith.Before returning home, Poock will travel to Bangkok, Thailand to meet with FAS, which covers Myanmar. Funding for this trip was provided by USDA through the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) and Market Access Program (MAP).last_img read more


Former Skagway Assemblyman claims he misunderstood public office disclosure forms

first_imgAlaska’s campaign finance watchdog group held a hearing Tuesday morning on a complaint against former Skagway Assemblyman Dan Henry. The complaint against Henry involves incomplete public office financial disclosure forms. During the hearing, Henry said he misunderstood what information is required on those filings.Dan Henry (Photo courtesy The Skagway News)Candidates for elected office in Alaska are required to file financial disclosure statements with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. The statements ask candidates to describe their income for the previous year.Henry is the owner of the Skagway Fish Company restaurant. On the income filings in question, from 2010 to 2013, he identified himself as such. But the line where he was to write how much he earned from the restaurant, he left blank. He instead checked a box that said ‘none,’ indicating he had not earned over $1,000 from the restaurant.At the APOC hearing, Henry said he misunderstood what the income disclosure statement was asking. He said he thought he was meant to disclose individual purchases over $1,000. For example, if a customer bought a $2,000 meal. He said, since he sells fish and chips, he didn’t have any purchases over $1,000 to disclose. So, he checked ‘none.’Henry was first elected to public office in the late 1990’s. He says from that very first filing, this was his understanding of how he was supposed to report his income. He says year after year, he checked the ‘none’ box, and no one told him he was doing it wrong. Until 2013, when he says an APOC staff person reached out and told him otherwise. Then, Henry says, he started reporting over $100,000 in earnings from the restaurant.Essentially, Henry contends his incomplete filings were an innocent mistake.His lawyer, Robert Bundy also testified to the commission. Bundy said Henry didn’t go to law school, and to a layperson, the disclosure forms are easy to misunderstand.The APOC complaint against Henry came from Skagway resident Roger Griffin. Griffin lodged the complaint after news early this year that Henry pleaded guilty to federal tax charges. Henry was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file his income taxes. The plea deal included information about Henry also failing to disclose his income on public office filings.APOC staff conducted an investigation into Griffin’s complaint. They concluded that Henry’s statements from 2011 through 2013 are incomplete and that the amount of income that went unreported ‘appears to be substantial.’ Staff said there wasn’t evidence to say whether this was done deliberately or inadvertently. Nonetheless, the staff report said Henry, an elected public official, submitted incomplete documents meant to provide transparency to his constituents.“Staff considers this a real harm to the public,” the report says.APOC staff recommended a fine of $22,000. That is half of the maximum penalty allowed for the violations.But Griffin asked the commission to levy the full $44,000 fine. He said Henry violated the public trust.Griffin told the commission that initially, he was going to accept the staff recommendation. But he said a letter Henry wrote in the Skagway News following his sentencing on the federal tax charges changed his mind. Griffin called the letter ‘unrepentant.’Whether the commission agrees with Griffin, its staff or believes Henry’s explanation remains to be seen. The commission will make a decision within ten days.In the meantime, Henry has just about a week before he must report to federal prison to serve a year-long sentence for his failure to file income taxes. He turned in a letter of resignation from his Skagway Assembly seat last week.last_img read more


Production resumes in Bakhrabad Gas Fields old well after 4 yrs

first_imgGas production from an old well at Bakhrabad gas field resume on Wednesday after 4 years of suspension. Photo: CollectedGas production from an old well at Bakhrabad gas field resumed on Wednesday after 4 years of suspension, reports UNB.According to sources at the state-owned Petrobangla, the Bakharabad Gas Field has now been producing 15 million cubic gas per day (mmcfd) from Well No-1 of the field.”We hope, if everything goes well, the production could be increased by another 10 mmcfd”, said engineer Ashraful Islam, project director of the Petrobangla’s project on work-over of 7 wells.He said the well-No 1 of the Bakhrabad gas field is one of the oldest wells in the country which was first drilled in 1968 and it started producing 33 mmcfd gas in 1981 through work-over process.But the production came to a halt in May 2015 for fall in pressure and also excessive water.As per the suggestion of a technical committee of the Petrobanbgla , the Petrobangla’s subsidiary Bangladesh Gas Field Limited, which operates the Bakhrabad gas field, took a decision to conduct the work-over process at the well under a project titled: “Work-over at 7 wells in Titas, Hobiganj, Norsingdi and Bakhrabad Gas Fields”.Officials said they conducted the work-over process from 20 February- 15 May this year and finally the success came on Wednesday.Ashraful Islam said that there is a possibility increase in gas production by another 10 mmcfd from the well as a new zone of gas was found at a level of 2000-2006 meter depth during the work-over process.He also said experts from a number of local and foreign companies’ including state-owned Bapex, Chinese CPL and also an Indian company were engaged in the work which made the initiative a success.last_img read more


Hulu to Launch TwoWeek Guide for Live TV

first_imgHulu’s embrace of this more traditional interface isn’t just indicative of the company’s efforts to establish itself as an alternative to traditional cable TV. It also makes sense from a product leadership perspective, given that the company recently hired former TiVo executive Jim Denney as its new vice president of product.However, the addition of a full-fledged guide doesn’t mean that Hulu is giving up integrating live and on-demand within the same interface. In fact, the company is currently testing tweaks to its home screen section that will allow users to browse more titles at the same time.Hulu also plans to introduce tweaks to its episode detail page that are supposed to make it easier to discover related content, or quickly take actions on an episode. These tweaks are scheduled to launch in spring, with the live TV guide following soon after. Popular on Variety Hulu will soon look a bit more familiar to former cable TV subscribers: The streaming video service is looking to roll out a new live TV guide in the coming months that will allow consumers to browse up to two weeks of programming.The upcoming live TV guide can be seen as a concession to existing lean-back viewing habits, and is a bit of a departure from the way Hulu originally treated live programming. When the video service launched its live TV tier in beta in May of 2017, the company didn’t include a traditional guide at all. Instead, it presented all live TV alongside on-demand and recorded content, with an emphasis on personalization to surface relevant live programming.The company did add a simplified guide last year, which shows currently playing titles as well as whatever is up next for each and every channel of the live TV service. Now, it is developing an extended version that looks and feels a lot like a more traditional programming guide, complete with the ability to browse ahead and explore up to 2 weeks of upcoming programming per channel.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


Early puberty may up risk of untimely menopause

first_imgWomen who have their first menstrual period aged 11 or younger are at an increased risk of early menopause and the risk is even higher if they remain childless, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has warned.Researchers, including those at University of Queensland, looked at 51,450 women who had agreed to take part in nine studies in the UK, Scandinavia, Australia and Japan.It found that women who started their menstrual periods aged 11 or younger had an 80 per cent higher risk of experiencing a natural menopause before the age of 40 (premature menopause) and a 30 per cent higher risk of menopause between the ages of 40-44 (early menopause), when compared with women whose first period occurred between the ages of 12 and 13. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWomen who had never been pregnant or who had never had children had a two-fold increased risk of premature menopause and a 30 per cent increased risk of early menopause.The risk increased even further for women whose periods started early if they had no children: the risk of premature or early menopause increased five-fold and two-fold respectively compared to women who had their first period aged 12 or older and who had two or more children.”If the findings from our study were incorporated into clinical guidelines for advising childless women from around the age of 35 years who had their first period aged 11 or younger, clinicians could gain valuable time to prepare these women for the possibility of premature or early menopause,” said lead researcher Gita Mishra from the University of Queensland in Australia. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”It provides an opportunity for clinicians to include women’s reproductive history alongside other lifestyle factors, such as smoking, when assessing the risk of early menopause, and enables them to focus health messages more effectively both earlier in life and for women at most risk,” said Mishra.Most of the women in the study were born before 1960, with two-thirds born between 1930 and 1949. “We expect that the underlying relationship between these reproductive characteristics across life is still present, but it may be that our definition of early menarche would be revised,” Mishra said. “It is also possible that we will see a higher prevalence of premature menopause for the current generation of women.Another change worth considering is that fertility treatments today can enable women to have children, whereas previously they would have been childless,” she said.In this study only 12 of the women remained childless and it is possible that they may have remained childless due to ovarian problems, which may or may not have been detected, and which might also be implicated in the early onset of menopause. The study was published in the journal Human Reproduction.last_img read more


Delta Air Lines A good place for LGBT to work

first_imgDelta has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index. Delta Air Lines : A good place for LGBT to work?LGBT Party at ASAE raises over $8,500 for IGLTA FoundationIGLTA appoints first Asia-based board memberMore articles on eTurboNews click here Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Click to read the full article Delta Air Lines : A good place for LGBT to work? eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img


Million Dollar finalists compete in Qld

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Representatives from the 20 finalist companies have landed and commenced the final show down to see who will Tourism Queensland’s Million Dollar Memo.The final eight day battle kicked off earlier today, with each competitor aiming to win the AU$1 million dollar incentive prize for their company.As part of the final round competitors will visit the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Whitsundays and Tropical North Queensland.The competition commencing in March this year, attracting up to 80,000 website clicks within the first few weeks of its launch.  The best 70 entrants outlining why their company was the best in the world were shortlisted into the next round. From there contestants were cut down to the Final 20 and includes companies from up to 11 countries including Australia.Be the first to find out which lucky company wins the Memo by clicking onto e-Travel Blackboard next week.last_img read more


April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has a lot of cat

first_img April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has a lot of catching up to do with his 1962 Gibson Melody Maker, which was stolen in 1972. Goodwyn is seen holding the 1962 Gibson in a recent handout photo. The 70-year-old musician and songwriter purchased the Melody Maker in 1968 in Cape Breton, and played it on the band’s debut self-titled record “April Wine” and on their sophomore album “On Record.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Myles Goodwyn, *MANDATORY CREDIT* April Wine frontman gets beloved stolen guitar back after 46 years HALIFAX — April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn has a lot of catching up to do with his 1962 Gibson Melody Maker.The beloved guitar — heard on the Halifax-based band’s 1972 hit “You Could Have Been a Lady” — was stolen that same year.But on New Year’s Eve, Goodwyn got it back.“It’s a chunk of life to lose, and all the records and all the success and 20 million records and all the things that we did — the great tours and the great recording moment — she missed them all,” said Goodwyn in an interview.“So for this thing to come out of nowhere is unbelievable. How could that be kept a secret for 46 years? It’s remarkable.”The 70-year-old musician and songwriter purchased the Melody Maker in 1968 in Cape Breton, and played it on the band’s debut self-titled record “April Wine” and on their sophomore album “On Record.”In 1972, Goodwyn learned that a truck carrying the band’s equipment crashed in Montreal.“I was told there was a lot of damage, that my guitar was destroyed. I wanted that guitar back. I wanted the pieces to see if I could fix it, salvage it, but I kept getting the run-around,” he said.“After a few weeks of that, they said look, it’s not here. It was thrown out along with other things that were demolished. And I had to accept that.”Goodwyn said he only had a few photos with the guitar that helped launch the iconic Canadian rock band’s illustrious and enduring career. One photo shows the rocker with long curly hair and wearing a white bejewelled shirt that was open, exposing his bare chest and a loosened tie.“I’ve openly lamented that guitar for years,” he said.It was one of a kind — Goodwyn had modified it to change the sound to suit his musical ear.“It’s a terrible feeling to think it’s gone, because you become really attached to it,” he said.“I don’t want to say it’s like a child or a loved one. That’s a little bit extreme. But it’s kind of like that … It’s losing something that was very, very important to you that meant something to you more than to anybody else, and it hurts, and there’s grieving.”Fellow band member Brian Greenway, who had a look at the band’s damaged equipment at the time of the crash, had even validated the claim that the Melody Maker was demolished, saying that he thought he saw it amongst the wreckage.“I was convinced that the guitar was destroyed,” said Goodwyn.Flash forward to this Christmas Eve, a man named Doug from Victoria reached out to him on Facebook, saying he thought he had the cherished instrument.“I followed up on it and sure enough, the guitar was mine. They sent me a picture of it and there’s no question, it’s a very unique guitar after what I had done to it,” he said.Doug sold it to Goodwyn, and it arrived on New Year’s Eve.He said the first thing he did was check the neck and electronics, and then plugged it in and strummed its six strings for the first time in more than four decades.“It’s like I put it in the case yesterday,” said Goodwyn, surmising that it had not been played for all those years, given its pristine condition.“It sounds the same … The last fella had it in his house as a conversation piece. That’s like putting an animal in a cage.”Goodwyn said he hopes to learn more about the 1962 Gibson Melody Maker’s 46-year journey, saying there’s “a story that needs to be told.”He also had a message to second-hand retailers and people using buy and sell websites across the country: If you suspect something has been stolen, report it.Goodwyn is the last original member of April Wine, marking its 50th anniversary this year.He plans to use the 1962 Gibson Melody Maker during the recording of his new album, a follow up to “Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues.”But don’t expect to see the guitar at one of his upcoming shows — unless he’s close to home.“I can drive around the Maritimes and use it and I will if April Wine comes to town,” said Goodwyn, who also has a home in Montreal.“But I am not putting it on a plane. I will never risk letting that guitar get away from me again. Never, ever.”Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 3, 2019 2:00 am PDTlast_img read more


Loan related blast highlights bad contract enforcement record

first_imgThe director of CRI Group, whose Nicosia offices were damaged by a bomb explosion on Sunday said the incident was related to a foreclosure and accused police of doing nothing when he repeatedly received threats while attempting to place the property in question under his administration.Chris Iacovides said the threats came from the management of a Paphos hotel for which a court order had been issued in August to place it under administration after the proprietor company defaulted on its debt.Repeated attempts to seize control of the hotel failed, as members of the management resisted but police stood by and did nothing, he said. The latest attempt was last Wednesday and again the police officers failed to intervene.“The police in Paphos did not help us enforce the court order,” he said in a telephone interview. “Instead, we became the recipients of threats which prosecutors were still investigating”.The blast which occurred at 7:25 pm on Sunday and is attributed to an improvised device, injured a 36-year-old male resident and damaged cars parked nearby in addition to damaging the ground floor of the building, police said.The injured man was taken to the Nicosia general hospital where he was treated for injuries to the stomach. He was kept in overnight but was out of danger.Following the blast, police on Monday arrested a 50-year-old suspect in Paphos who was brought to Nicosia for questioning. Police said he denied any involvement.The incident is linked to four bonds in excess of €5m issued in favour of Alpha Bank as a security to a loan.The default prompted the bank to terminate all credit facilities to the unit in 2015.On August 31, the Paphos district court banned four members of the hotel management from accessing, operating, or managing the hotel.The court also banned any person acting on behalf of the four from doing so. The order was issued following a motion filed by Iacovides.The Cyprus Business Mail understands that the arrested suspect is one of the four hotel managers against whom the order was issued.A police spokesperson said that the presence of the police aimed at ensuring law and order would be maintained and added that it is up to the court to decide whether the order was disobeyed or not.“The matter is managed by Paphos police,” the spokesman said.Non-performing loans, which account for 45 per cent of Cypriot banks’ loan portfolio, are considered one of the major risks for Cyprus’s financial and economic stability. The Central Bank of Cyprus repeatedly asked lawmakers to bolster the foreclosure and insolvency legislation, tentatively modernised as part of Cyprus’s economic adjustment programme.The difficulties encountered in enforcing the court order highlight the findings of the World Bank which ranked Cyprus in 138th place among 190 countries in its 2017 Doing Business Report in terms of enforcing contracts.The enforcement of the foreclosure legislation has repeatedly encountered obstacles in the past when it involved primary residencies.In September, the auction of a foreclosed 263-square meter house in Engomi by Hellenic Bank attracted protestors from the Movement Against Foreclosures and support from all opposition parties. In October, the attempt to auction a 460-square meter house in Latsia again by Hellenic was also fruitless.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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and Samsung: Instead of being the guy who takes out his phone at every opportunity I’ve become the one who stands idly by while other people thumb around on their handsets It’s not that I’m always fiddling with the screen on my wrist instead; I’m actually spending less time interacting with screens in general By having all my phone’s notifications in view I can ignore the ones that aren’t important and quickly deal with the ones that are And because the phone stays in my pocket I’m not tempted to spend the next five minutes looking at Twitter or Facebook Against all logic tethering a computer to my wrist has been liberating But is that idea enough to convince people to start wearing watches again It’s doubtful especially in Android Wear’s current form Right now there are two smartwatches that run on Google’s Android Wear platform Samsung’s Gear Live costs $199 and is a bit gaudy with its metallic trim and slim snap-on wristband while the $229 LG G Watch strikes a more utilitarian look with a rubberized band and all-plastic finish In both cases the aesthetic leans toward “geek badge of honor” thanks to clunky rectangular bodies and thick black bezels around the displays (I’ll compare the two watches more in a future post as I’ve only spent a day with LG’s model My quick impressions are that Samsung has the better screen and more appealing design while LG’s drop-in dock is more convenient for nightly charging) The Notification Machine Like other smartwatches on the market already such as the Pebble and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear line Android Wear puts your phone’s notifications on your wrist But what stands about Google’s approach is how little effort it takes to view these notifications and take action on them with a swipe or voice command With Android Wear there’s hardly any setup involved Everything’s tied to the actionable notifications on Android phones so once you’ve paired the watch over Bluetooth you can immediately do things like manage e-mails dismiss text messages control the phone’s music playback glance at sports scores and get traffic alerts from Google Now The screen stays in greyscale mode until you tap it or tilt it toward you at which point you can view each notification by flicking upward Jared Newman for TIME This can lead to some delightful moments as you get in the habit of glancing at your wrist for information Last weekend for instance I made a quick trip to the grocery store to grab some breakfast items when I caught a notification from Todo Cloud a free smartphone app that supports location-based reminders It was telling me to pick up some pasta–something I’d reminded myself to do earlier–and I would have missed the message if it hadn’t been waiting on my wrist Without any extra effort on my part Android Wear saved me a return trip to the store It helps that the software is smooth and responsive and generally runs without any glitches but I do have a few nitpicks: It takes a little too long for the system to recognize swiping after the screen lights up and I wish you could un-dismiss a notification if you accidentally swipe it away It’d also be nice if the main screen had an icon bar like the one on Android phones so you could get a high-level view of which notifications are waiting Android Wear will also face some natural growing pains as a lot of third-party apps still haven’t optimized their code for wearables For example Secret can notify you when a friend posts but doesn’t show you the actual post on the watch You can retweet or “favorite” a Twitter mention but you can’t reply directly by voice In WhatsApp there’s no way to view full messages reply to them or mark them as read Because Android Wear is supposed to just work it’s disappointing when these apps don’t That same kind of uncertainty carries over to Android Wear’s voice commands which you trigger by tapping the main screen or saying “OK Google” This is useful for quickly dictating a text message setting a reminder or pulling up turn-by-turn directions but most third-party apps don’t work with voice — and the handful that do require you to memorize specific syntax Voice recognition also stumbles in some areas always recognizing “Android Wear” as “Android Where” for instance and failing to interpret punctuation commands like “comma” and “question mark” I quickly learned to avoid voice unless I knew exactly what I was going to get in response Why Not Just Take Out Your Phone A lot of the above issues are annoyances rather than dealbreakers But as Google tries to improve the platform there’s a more fundamental dilemma that Android Wear needs to figure out: If most people are happy to whip out their phones why would they care about a device that spares them from doing so The answer I think will come from functions that are not as practical on a smartphone–things you might not do at all if you have to take the device out of your pocket Android Wear lays a foundation for these kinds of uses but doesn’t provide nearly enough of them Going back to my grocery store example while I was shopping I also saw another notification from Google Wallet letting me know that I was close to the in-store Starbucks The reminder alone wasn’t useful but imagine if Wallet had gone a step further and put my Starbucks card’s barcode on my wrist If every loyalty card coupon ticket and boarding pass could pop up in the right location I wouldn’t even have to think about reaching for my wallet or phone This is definitely possible with Android Wear–Delta is already doing it for boarding passes–but it’s not a centerpiece of the platform right now Likewise Google has promised the ability to unlock your smartphone or Chromebook with a paired Android Wear device and it’s easy to imagine this capability expanding to sensitive third-party apps in the future But even the basic unlocking feature won’t arrive until the next version of Android comes out this fall What we have now is a classic Google work-in-progress The software needs more ways to surpass the abilities of users’ smartphones and the hardware needs to get thinner lighter and less clunky (Motorola’s Moto 360 watch will bring some much-needed style to the lineup later this summer but it’s not a panacea for bulky tech) And while I’m not bothered by the one-day battery life of these watches they need more convenient ways to recharge overnight such as a wireless charging mat on your nightstand Until the hardware and software are further along saving yourself from your phone should probably wait Contact us at editors@timecomThe annual aerial display which has grown over the decades is reflected on the water adding a shimmering mirror image to the pyrotechnics Smaller versions private displays from the hundreds of people who live around the lake add more celebratory color and noise"It’s gorgeous" said Brad Wimmer a member of the Lake Detroiters Association and a homeowner on Little Detroit Lake "It’s absolutely gorgeous"But he added referring to the debris cast off from the aerial explosives "It all goes into the water"So does a chemical called perchlorate salts of potassium and ammonium that serve as the primary oxidant in fireworks Perchlorates are an emerging concern and the Environmental Protection Agency classified them as a contaminant in 2011Perchlorates pose a health concern because they can interfere with the production of thyroid hormonesA study published in 2007 found that perchlorate concentrations rose sharply after fireworks displays with levels spiking from 24 to 1028 times their average baseline levels 14 hours laterRepeated fireworks displays over the same site allowing pollutants to accumulate can result in contamination Fireworks displays were routinely part of Independence Day celebrations at Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota for instance from 1998 to 2009A study by the US Geological Survey and National Park Service found perchlorate and metals associated with fireworks in 106 water samples and 11 soil samples taken between 2011 and 2015 Officials attributed the contamination to pyrotechnics citing firework debrisThe fireworks shows were stopped at Mount Rushmore because of wildfire worries but the perchlorate and metals remainedSo far at least perchlorate tests in Minnesota and North Dakota have not detected the compound or the tests have found it in concentrations below the level of concern officials saidMinnesota drinking water systems tested in 2001 and 2002 both large municipal and a sampling of smaller community water systems did not have any confirmed detections of perchlorate said Cathy O’Dell of the Minnesota Pollution Control AgencyThe MPCA does not monitor for perchlorate in the air and neither the Minnesota Department of Health nor the EPA have developed "inhalation health benchmarks" for the chemical she said "It is likely that some of the perchlorate released during a fireworks display could be deposited in nearby water bodies which might be used for drinking water" O’Dell said "However as fireworks are only set off a few times a year they represent an intermittent contaminant source at best"Karl Rockeman director of water quality for the North Dakota Department of Health said 13 drinking water systems were tested for perchlorate around 2000 to 2001"We have done some sampling for perchlorates" he said But perchlorate was not detected in any of the water systems Rockeman said and to date "is not a concern" in North Dakota"It certainly hasn’t been an issue for Fargo" said Troy Hall the city’s water utility directorIn Moorhead testing around 2001-2002 found no perchlorate four times and detected concentrations below the level of concern once said Kristofer Knutson the city’s water division manager"Perchlorates are an issue throughout other areas of the United States but it’s never been an issue here" he saidIn Canada perchlorates were found in Lake Huron and Lake Erie among other sites and were detected at several sites including Hamilton Harbor where Canada Day fireworks displays are ignitedPerchlorate was detected four days after the Canada Day show but was not detected at the same site after a week had passed showing that concentrations can be quickly diluted in large bodies of waterIn California concerns about ocean pollution caused by major fireworks displays resulted in a threatened lawsuit in 2006 prompting SeaWorld San Diego to cancel its fireworks show that yearFireworks displays have also caused air pollution concerns A study published in 2005 found that pollutants like dust dirt and soot present in the air increased by 42 percent on average across the US on July 4 Monitoring in Ogden Utah has shown the worst air quality happens on July 4Wimmer said possible contamination of water is something the Lake Detroiters Association likely will discuss at a future meeting"Is there a problem" he said "I’ve never thought about it"The list of people subjected to oppression by the Nazis is long and the consequences of being on that list were brutal We all know about the horrendous treatment of Jewish people in Germany under the Third Reich and many will also be aware of the horrors suffered by LGBT and Romani people as well but few know about the suffering of black people in Nazi Germany There were not many black people in Germany in the 1930s Even now in modern multicultural Germany people of Black African descent make up just one percent of the population according to World Atlas and outside of big cities like Berlin Munich and Hamburg there are almost no black people at allDuring the Nazi period it is thought that there were just a few thousand Afro-Germans living in the country most notably the children of French African soldiers who had been stationed with the occupying forces along the Rhine river in the west of GermanyBlack prisoners of war from French Africa captured in 1940 Credit: Bundesarchiv Bild (Wikimedia Commons)These children were among the first to be persecuted by the Nazi regime Known by the racist name Rhineland Bastards they were subjected to forced sterilisation including on children as young as 11 The Nazi laws of race classed black people as inferior on a similar level to Jews and Romani people so when the Nuremberg eugenics laws came into place Afro-Germans were similarly affected They were discriminated against at every level from employment to housing to educationHans Massaquoi was one such Afro-German born in Hamburg in 1926 the son of a Liberian father and a white German mother His autobiography Destined to Witness is one of the leading primary sources on black German experiences during the Nazi period It tells of his attempts to join the Hitler Youth – like many children in Germany at the time he was seduced by the organisations propaganda but found himself rejected because of his race
Nazi propaganda photo - the caption states: Nazi propaganda photo – the caption states: "When I came to school one beautiful summer morning in 1934 our third grade teacher informed the class that the principal had given instructions for all the students and teachers to gather at the schoolyard" he wrote in his autobiography "Right there dressed in the brown Nazi uniform I used to wear for special occasions the principal announced that the most splendorous moment of our young lives was about to come that destiny had chosen us to be among the fortunate ones who would contemplate our beloved Führer with their own eyes "That was a privilege he assured us that our yet to be born children and our childrens children would envy in times to come I was eight by then and I didnt notice that from the almost 600 kids gathered in that schoolyard I was the only one Herr Wriede was not talking to"On finishing school Massaquoi was barred from having a relationship with a white woman and regularly racially abused on the street though he managed to avoid the fate of many victims of the Nazis and was not sent to the concentration camps "I survived because of a loophole in racial laws We werent such a significant number so as to be noticed by the Nazis" he wrote In total it is thought that just 20 black people spent time in the concentration camps and only one of them directly on account of their race Many however were arrested because of their skin colour and accused of criminality while others were kept incarcerated by police because they were black Featured Image Credit: Bundesarchiv (Wikimedia Commons) Topics: World news "The situation is very fluid now. where an estimated 97 percent of the people are meat eaters.

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