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iOS 7 Is Now Available To The Public

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Apple, mobile developers and designers had 98 days of summer to play with the iOS 7 beta. Now it is time for everyone else with the public release of iOS 7.Apple latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads is officially available to the public as of 1 p.m. EDT today. In addition to the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Apple is making iOS 7 available to most of its other iOS-based mobile devices. Older versions of the iPhone will be able to receive the update all the way back to the iPhone 4 (which includes the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5). The iPad 2, as well as the third and fourth generation of iPads and iPad Mini, will receive the update, as will the fifth-generation iPod Touch (but no earlier iPod Touch generations will get iOS 7). To install iOS 7 on your device, you can go to the “Settings” icon and go to the “General” menu item. Tap the “Software Update” button (underneath the “About” button) and download the update. Once the download is complete, you can install the update.You can also upgrade to iOS 7 through the newest version of iTunes 11.1. Plug your iPhone, iPod or iPad into your computer and find it on the menu button within iTunes. See also: How To Downgrade The iOS 7 Beta Back To iOS 6 The Easy WayAs with any time you update software, be sure to backup all your files (pictures, contacts, texts, etc.) before downloading and installing a new version of an operating system. Remember to have your device plugged in or charged to at least 50% of battery capacity before downloading the update.Note that if your iOS 7 compatible device is having trouble downloading the upgrade right now, it is likely because Apple’s servers are extremely busy handling the influx of requests. This is nothing to be alarmed about and happens every year when Apple releases the new public version of iOS. Try again in a few hours after the rush and it should download just fine.  dan rowinski Related Posts Tags:#Apple#iOS 7 center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Pongal celebrated in India-Myanmar border town of Moreh

first_imgTamil Sangam Moreh, an organisation of the Tamil traders at the India-Myanmar border town of Moreh organised its 50th Pongal festival on January 14. It will continue for three days. People from other communities too took part in the festival.Though there were over 15,000 Tamil traders in Manipur, most of them had left the State after a legalisation on restrictions on border trade. The once thriving businesses came to a halt with freelance traders becoming redundant for various reasons. A prominent trader at Moreh said that today there are a little over 1,000 Tamils.Also read: Tamil businessmen at Moreh forced to look for greener pasturesOn the last day of the festival, a lunch will be being arranged for thousands of people from across all faiths at Kondong Lairembi temple near Moreh.A South Indian-style Hindu temple had also been constructed at Prem Nagar in the Moreh. Tamil leaders say the Angala Parameshwari Muneeswarar temple is the second largest Hindu temple in the entire northeast. A Manipuri resident of Moreh said that people from all communities take part in the Pongal festival. “We have no differences based on religion or languages.”last_img read more

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CJI asks law students topractice ‘cause lawyering’

first_imgChief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Dipak Misra on Sunday called upon law students to engage in the practice of ‘cause lawyering’ and develop the idea of serviceability to law by taking up pro bono cases to protect human rights and rights of individuals.Justice Misra was delivering the first Madhusudan Das Memorial Lecture at his alma mater here, Madhusudan Law College, on the topic ‘Role of Lawyers in the Dispensation of Justice Delivery System’. It was attended among others by Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice K.S. Jhaveri as guest of honour.Speaking on the personal capabilities of a lawyer, Justice Misra emphasised two aspects saying that it was wrong to say that lawyers practice only to earn money; rather lawyers as a class are supposed to do service to society like that of the judiciary as an institution and protect human values.“In some judgments of the Supreme Court, it has been mentioned about the serviceability of the institution and the lawyers are to develop the idea of serviceability to the cause of law and to the cause of adjudication by believing in cause lawyering,” Justice Misra said.‘Stand for the law’Quoting Shakespeare, Dr. Samual Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and Mahadev Prasad Singh extensively in his address, the CJI told the students to believe and stand for the law. “When you practice law, you must hold the brief for your client and do the best as the client should have done.”Speaking on the Lincoln’s concept of lawyering, he asked the students to be very articulate, passionate and to have a tremendous sense of intellectual honesty. On the duties of lawyers, the CJI said: “It is the duty of a lawyer to argue forcefully, articulately and passionately but without aggressiveness.”He also askepd the students to continuously study for self-improvement. “Unless you are continuously involved in educating yourself, there is a danger” the CJI said, adding that for this, he was still a student of law and a student of philosophy.Earlier, paying tributes to legendary Madhusudan Das, the CJI particularly emphasised Madhu Babu’s leadership qualities, bravery and his belief in the pride of Odisha and his love for the motherland and mother tongue Odia. Justice Jhaveri too in his address threw light on Madhu Babu’s contributionsp to the judiciary and legal education in Odisha.Presided over by Utkal University Vice-Chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik, the memorial lecture was also attended by several sitting and former judges of the Orissa High Court, and eminent lawyers. College principal Sukant K. Nanda proposed a vote of thanks.last_img read more

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CBI begins probe into BSF helibase scam

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the allegations of corruption and use of “sub-standard material” in executing a contract for the construction of a helibase at the high-security BSF campus in Srinagar.Four Central Public Works Department engineers — Umesh Chandra, Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Prabhat Singh and Sharvan Kumar — have been booked along with the government contractor, Ghulam Mohi-u-din Bhat & Sons.The contract also pertained to the construction of chain-link fencing adjoining the airbase with a provision of helicopter hangar at the BSF campus. The contract worth ₹2.11 crore was awarded to Mr. Bhat, of Budgam in J&K.It is alleged that the engineers conspired with the contractor to cheat the CPWD by submitting fake invoices of cement and TMT steel and also used “sub-standard material” in the execution of work that had started in March 2014 and completed in September 2015. The accused contractor had submitted fake retail invoices for about 42.76 metric tons of steel worth ₹24.35 lakh and about 23,880 cement bags for ₹1.06 crore.The probe “also revealed that extra cement for ₹28 lakh approx. has been provided by the above mentioned CPWD officials in the 6th and final bill, in addition to the basic quantity of cement to the contractor agency, thus providing undue benefit to the said contractor and subsequent loss to the government exchequer has been caused”. The accused persons had also showed deployment of technical staff at the work site, as required under the contract conditions. Investigations revealed that no such officials were deployed and that the payments for the same were shown on paper.last_img read more

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JR Smith gets 1-game ban for tossing soup at Cavs assistant

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ‘It is gonna be a classic’ LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Chicken noodle or tomato? J.R. Smith didn’t serve up any explanation.Cleveland’s mercurial shooting guard declined an interview request Friday, a day after the Cavaliers suspended him one game for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Smith did not address the team over the latest drama for a team that has had no shortage of theater this season.“I had a little discussion with him,” Lue said before refusing to say if he was the one who suspended Smith.The 32-year-old Smith, who served his suspension while the Cavs were beaten by the Sixers, had a history of fines and other issues before arriving in Cleveland by a trade in 2015. However, he’s had few problems with the Cavs and has been a key member of three straight Eastern Conference championship teams. Smith has endeared himself to Cleveland fans with his hustle and knack for knocking down big shots.But Smith hasn’t been himself this season. He’s always been a streaky shooter, but his shot isn’t falling as often. In 59 games (56 starts), Smith is averaging 8.3 points — the second-lowest average of his career — and shooting 39 percent.An emotional player and person, Smith was clearly bothered by the arrival before the season of Dwyane Wade, who briefly took his starting spot. Wade was traded to Miami at the deadline, and the move seemed to invigorate Smith.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Rodney Hood started in Smith’s place against the Sixers and scored 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting. Before Thursday’s game, Lue said Smith will return to the starting lineup following his suspension.Smith’s target, Jones, previously played for the Cavs and is in his second season as an assistant on Lue’s staff. Jones played in the NBA for 11 seasons for 10 teams.Before Thursday’s clash with Smith, the talkative Jones engaged in a lively shooting contest with point guard George Hill. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The soup toss came following Thursday’s shootaround at the team’s training facility, hours before the Cavs played the Philadelphia 76ers, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details.Smith was with his teammates Friday — the Cavs didn’t practice, but watched film — and after getting in some extra shots, he told a team spokesman he will address the media at Saturday’s shootaround before the Cavs play Denver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUntil then, what triggered his brothy outburst remains a mystery.ESPN.com first reported the reason for Smith’s suspension. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Deepika Kumari clinches silver in Archery World Cup final in Japan

first_imgIndia’s top archer Deepika Kumari settled for a silver medal after losing to World No.1 Bo Bae Ki of South Korea in the World Cup Final here Sunday.Deepika, who slipped to the number two spot in the rankings following her shocking first round loss in the London Olympics last month, gave the South Korean a tough fight before going down 4-6.It turned out to be a low-scoring tie with Ki’s 28 in third end being the highest score. Deepika shot a 27 in the second end for her best score in the match.Another South Korean, Hyeonju Choi, secured the bronze defeating America’s Jennifer Nichols 6-4 in the third place play-off.Deepika had beaten Nichols in the semifinals following her win over Miki Kanie of Japan in the last eight stage.last_img read more

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Bush Bids Jeter Adieu

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warned up in the bullpen before the game.The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even after another leadoff homer by Brett Gardner. The Rangers clinched their first series in a month with a 3-2 victory the night of July 30.Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings, much like the 2010 AL championship series when he beat the Yankees twice — including the Game 6 clincher at home that got Texas to its first World Series.He had since missed the last half of 2012 because of elbow surgery and missed all of 2013, when he had an unprecedented hip procedure for a major league pitcher that was just short of a full hip replacement.“I was definitely an adjustment period getting used to a prosthetic hip, I guess,” Lewis said. “As the weeks have kind of transitioned into the second half, I feel like every time I take the mound, I feel like I’m getting stronger, my mechanics are sharper.”The Rangers had lost seven consecutive series since taking two of three against Minnesota from June 27-29.Texas went ahead to stay with three runs in the first off Hiroki Kuroda (7-7). Elvis Andrus had an RBI double and scored the tiebreaking run on a single by Adrian Beltre, who came home on Leonys Martin’s single.Lewis (7-8) allowed four hits, with four strikeouts and New York didn’t have another runner after Carlos Beltran’s two-out single in the third.“He made some adjustments along the way, and he just showed his presence and his veteran presence out there,” Manager Ron Washington said.Neftali Feliz pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in as many chances since reassuming the closer role after Joakim Soria was traded to Detroit a week ago.Neal Cotts, considered a potential trade possibility before the July 30 non-waiver trading deadline, retired the top three batters in the Yankees lineup in order in the eighth.Kuroda struck out four while allowing nine hits over seven innings.Derek Jeter was 0-for-4 in his final game in Texas, where a pregame ceremony honoring him included a personal appearance by former President George W. Bush.After the Yankees captain was presented a pair of boots, a video was shown of Bush and Jeter when the former President threw the first pitch before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, just weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.Bush then came out and presented the Yankees captain a framed signed picture of the two together that night nearly 13 years ago.“I heard he was coming to the stadium but I didn’t know he was going to come out onto the field, so that’s pretty special feeling,” Jeter said. “When you have a president come out and give me something to honor, That’s definitely a memory I’ll have for a long time and get to brag to a lot of different people.”(STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Rutronik: ultra-low-power Wireless MCUs from Redpine Signals

first_imgWith Redpine Signals’ RS14100 WiSeMCU family, Rutronik UK distributes the first Wireless Secure MCUs featuring a comprehensive multi-protocol wireless sub-system. Additionally, the SoCs and modules feature voice activity detection and up to eight inputs for capacitive touch sensors. The RS14100 series offers the industry’s lowest power consumption for battery-operated IoT devices.The wireless SoCs and modules can operate multiple protocols at the same time, including 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), dual-mode Bluetooth 5 und 802.15.4 for Thread and Zigbee.The on-chip application manager is based on an Arm-Cortex-M4 with an efficient performance of up to 180MHz and up to 4MB flash memory. Several power modes are available to control the power consumption of the operating system as needed. The ultra-low-power SoCs and modules enable the lowest Wi-Fi standby associated power of up to 50uA, the Arm-Cortex-M4 can provide as low as 15 uA/MHz operation. The integrated Bluetooth 5 has lower power than even stand-alone Bluetooth 5 devices.The RS14100 SoCs and modules are based on a secure-zone architecture and use multiple levels of security, including PUF (Physically Unclonable Function), Crypto HW accelerators, Secure Boothloader and secure firmware upgrade, XIP and peripherals. That’s how they provide sufficient security for applications such as mobile point-of-sale terminals, smart locks, medical devices or secure voice-based ordering.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous The new kid on the block for low-power wireless connectivityNext 10 simple tricks to optimize your C code in small embedded systemslast_img read more

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We share a great synergy with India and it inspires us: Caroline Scheufele

first_imgBy Nirja DuttWhen Chopard was bought over in 1963 by German entrepreneurs Karl and Karin Scheufele they had a vision for the brand; they wanted it to grow into a leading manufacture and their daughter Caroline Scheufele played a key role in making that happen. Today, the brand is known,By Nirja DuttWhen Chopard was bought over in 1963 by German entrepreneurs Karl and Karin Scheufele they had a vision for the brand; they wanted it to grow into a leading manufacture and their daughter Caroline Scheufele played a key role in making that happen. Today, the brand is known to some of the most iconic timepieces and jewellery, all under the watchful eye of Scheufele. She has also led the brand down the sustainability route and ensured the label’s commitment to using fair-mined gemstones and precious metals.This year’s launches are a refinement of your time-honoured series like the Happy Sport. Tell us about reinventing classics.At Chopard, we never take no for an answer. The oval-shaped case made its comeback last year with the Happy Sport series. The oval shaped dial was previously offered in 2011. The new iteration was further elevated this year with a knitted mesh ‘galet’ bracelet that is reminiscent of the everyday luxe of the debut 1993 piece. When we create, we keep our consumer in mind. The oval shape leaves a more graceful impression and the galet bracelet fits the wrist more comfortably. At the end of the day, the strength of the Happy Sport is that you can wear it all day long, with any outfit, and this is precisely why I designed it. We always take exciting new steps to ensure the Chopard maison stays close to its roots. ALL IN THE STARS: Magical Setting pendant; Priyanka Chopra at Cannes wearing necklace and earring set from the Haute Joaillerie Collection; Huma Qureshi at Cannes wearing earrings and a ring from the Red Carpet CollectionOne Chopard creation close to your heart?My most cherished Chopard possession is the first piece of jewellery I owned, which was my Happy Clown pendant. It was the very first piece of jewellery I designed-a clown with diamonds and precious stones in its belly. To surprise me, my father decided to produce the piece commercially; it was a great success and this is how jewellery started at Chopard. In 2015, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of this creation and are now re-editing the Clown Collection.advertisementYour take on India and it’s association with Chopard?India is a wonderful and colourful country, and you can see hints of my travels and experiences over the years in the high jewellery collections. The Indian consumer is sophisticated, and we think they can certainly appreciate the undisputed quality of Chopard. We share a lot of synergy with the country, especially with tradition. We found a window into this glorious world of Indian weddings with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding last year. It was simply ethereal. As a testament to our commitment to the country we dress select Indian celebrities for the Cannes Red Carpet each year. This year at Cannes, we dressed Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Huma Qureshi.Chopard is now exclusively using fair-mined gemstones and metals. Tell us about this bold commitment.Luxury is mostly related to all that is precious and exceptional with the need for balance and sustainability, where we need to value the planet and scarce and precious resources, and treat it with respect. This is especially relevant to mining diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals, essential materials in the watches and jewellery industry. Chopard has taken a lead in advocating for and implementing ethical reforms, beginning with mining of gold. It is a bold commitment, but one that we must pursue if we are to make a difference to the lives of people who make our business possible.We as a company, look beyond gold to source only ethical gemstones as well, such as Gemfield’s responsibly mined emeralds, black opals from a family-owned Australian mine, and RJC-certified diamonds. In 2016, Chopard launched its Green Carpet collection featuring only ethical gold and responsibly sourced gemstones. For over 30 years, sustainability has been a core value at Chopard. For us, that means staying true to design while incorporating new principles that are positive for consumers, the workplace, and the planet. We are also dedicated to transparency and allowing consumers to help drive design on its journey to sustainable luxury. In 2013, we launched The Journey to Sustainable Luxury in partnership with Eco-Age, a commitment to sourcing responsibly and helping the real people in its supply chain who are all too often overlooked. Since July 2018, Chopard has been using 100 per cent ethical gold in its jewellery and watch creations. It has been a challenging journey but the results are incredible. Chopard is defined by true luxury and today this means knowing where jewellery comes from and how it has been made-the hands behind the jewellery.advertisementlast_img read more

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Report: Uruguay 0 Argentina 0

first_imgUruguay 0 Argentina 0: Suarez hobbles off in draw Sacha Pisani 09:05 9/1/17 LuisSuarez-cropped Getty Images Uruguay’s winless run extended to six matches after their 0-0 draw with Argentina as Luis Suarez limped off on Thursday. Luis Suarez appeared to aggravate a knee injury in Uruguay’s goalless draw at home to Argentina in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.Suarez was surprisingly included in Uruguay’s starting XI, despite being sidelined with a knee injury since Barcelona’s Supercopa de Espana second-leg loss to Real Madrid on August 16.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde and the LaLiga club were left sweating when Suarez dropped to the ground clutching his knee in pain with seven minutes remaining before hobbling off in Montevideo on Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Argentina dominated proceedings at Estadio Centenario but they were unable to make their possession count in Jorge Sampaoli’s competitive debut as head coach after he replaced Edgardo Bauza in June.The draw saw third-placed Uruguay – winless in six matches – improve to 24 points after 15 matches, a point adrift of Colombia and a point ahead of Argentina.Uruguay were boosted by the inclusion of Suarez, who was not expected to play. There were also three changes to the team that lost 2-1 to Peru in the country’s previous qualifier in March as Martin Caceres, Gaston Silva and Nahitan Nandez came in for Jorge Fucile, Maximiliano Pereira and Carlos Sanchez.It was a first competitive outing as coach for Sampaoli following friendly victories over Singapore and Brazil in June. And Argentina’s line-up on Thursday was almost unrecognisable to the side who went down 2-0 to Bolivia in March’s qualifier, when Bauza was still in charge. Sergio Romero, Angel Di Maria and Guido Pizarro were the only players to feature that day as the likes of Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Lucas Biglia and Nicolas Otamendi came into the XI. Inter captain Mauro Icardi also earned his second cap, having not featured since making his debut in 2013.The start of the match was relatively subdued, though Argentina enjoyed most of the possession without creating any real clear-cut opportunities against a Uruguay side desperate to end a run of five consecutive defeats.Argentina – who won the reverse fixture last year – continued to control possession but they were almost caught out by Suarez’s audacious long-range attempt from just inside the halfway line as the clock ticked past the 30-minute mark.Uruguay had the best opportunity of the match in the 37th minute when Edinson Cavani’s rebound was charged down by Romero, who struggled to deal with Cristian Rodriguez’s shot, while Biglia fired narrowly wide at the other end.Messi came to life as the first half drew to a close, linking up with Dybala before surging down the middle and forcing Fernando Muslera into a save.Tensions were high in the second half, though neither team appeared any closer to breaking the deadlock.Messi did go close to making the breakthrough – his lovely free-kick approaching the hour-mark forcing Muslera into a diving save as he pushed the ball away for a corner.The clash petered out to a draw, not before Suarez was forced from the pitch after appearing to re-injure his troublesome knee. read morelast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City face rap over knuckles from Premier League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City face rap over knuckles from Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City face a rap over the knuckles for their Premier League media conference this week.The Times says City could be in hot water for rearranging their Friday press conference for Saturday afternoon.Premier League rules state that for matches played on a Sunday clubs must hold press conferences by Friday at 1.30pm, but City have delayed theirs by a day.City must now provide an adequate reason for delaying their press conference. last_img read more

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Fire destroys NL apartment complex leaves dozens homeless in St Johns

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A massive, fast-moving fire at a public housing complex has forced about 35 people out of their homes in a blaze that sent large plumes of smoke billowing above St. John’s, N.L.Fire platoon Chief Brian Tucker said Tuesday they were called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Authority apartment units on Froude Avenue at about 6 p.m. Monday, finding flames spewing out of the second storey.“We were there three to four minutes after it started and it was fully engulfed,” he said from the scene, where firefighters were cleaning up and monitoring hot spots. “The fire spread very rapidly.”Everyone in the 12-unit complex was evacuated, but Tucker said one person was taken to hospital to be treated for possible smoke inhalation and other injuries. He said some pets were reported missing.He said the apartment complex was destroyed and had pancaked in on itself, adding that crews may have to bring in additional equipment to tear down the remaining building.Tucker said firefighters had issues with the water supply and had to call in a water tanker for extra support. He said they didn’t have enough water because of the way the water lines are looped between different hydrants.“We did have a bit of an issue with water. With a big fire, we need big water and big water was not available to us here,” he said. “So we brought in our tanker.”He said they determined there was little hope of saving the first building and concentrated on fighting the fire in another one. He says they had it under control by about 11:30 p.m.Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the blaze, with many being driven from their nearby homes due to smoke. The siding on several neighbouring houses melted due to the extreme heat.“There was a big crowd…(the smoke) was noticeable from all over town,” Tucker said.The Canadian Red Cross said it was assisting the 35 residents from 13 families, including adults and children who lived in the three buildings that each four townhouse apartments. It said the housing authority was putting the tenants up at hotels and that some were staying with friends and family.last_img read more

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Nepal must keep up good work to end discrimination says UN rights

Richard Bennett, Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal, stressed that Nepal had taken “significant steps” to address some of the worst examples of discrimination, including caste-based discrimination.He cited the Legislature’s declaration of the elimination of untouchability in 2006 and the election of a large number of Dalits – or so-called “untouchables” – and members of other marginalized communities to the Constituent Assembly, which will be tasked with drafting a new constitution for the post-conflict nation.“However much more should and can be done,” he said, speaking in Kathmandu at the launch of Achhut (“Untouchable”), a new documentary film that draws attention to human rights violations against Dalits in the country’s Terai region.Mr. Bennett said research done by his office found that law enforcement agencies must more effectively enforce existing legislation, including by filing First Information Reports (FIRs). Also, communities must be educated about their existing rights to justice and non-discrimination.“The election of the Constituent Assembly and soon the drafting of a constitution that will reflect the aspirations and recognize the human rights of all members of each community in this very multicultural society are signal events in Nepal’s peace process,” said Mr. Bennett.But he cautioned that while strong laws are necessary, they are, on their own, insufficient to end discrimination. “Effective implementation and access to justice for victims of discrimination are essential. Additionally, recognition at the highest level that discrimination exists, and the political will to confront it, are vital steps.“States, working with national and international partners, should take the lead in promoting non-discrimination and equality in the wider society, including through education and the media,” he stated.“We at OHCHR look forward to seeing the new Government rise to the challenge of effectively addressing long-standing marginalization of certain communities, none of which has been more excluded than Dalits living in the Terai,” Mr. Bennett said. 14 August 2008While Nepal has come a long way in tackling discrimination and the marginalization of certain communities, more can be done to ensure that all of the country’s citizens can enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms, a top United Nations human rights official said today. read more

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Thousands of refugees in Ecuador receive food under largescale UN operation

In the largest such operation in the region since the Central American civil wars of the 1980s, the United Nations refugee agency and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the start of a food distribution programme for 6,300 mainly Colombian refugees and asylum-seekers in Ecuador.The operation is a 10-fold expansion of an existing programme funded by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which provided rations for 600 people. The agency hopes that the increased rations will guarantee food security for vulnerable families in exile in four provinces in the north, two cities in the south, as well as Santo Domingo de los Colorados and the capital, Quito.”UNHCR is proud to participate in this initiative, the largest joint achievement of two UN agencies in Ecuador,” UNHCR country representative José Euceda said.The first distribution started in Ibarra last week, when 310 food packages were loaded onto trucks bound for the northern province of Carchi. Another convoy left for Esmeraldas the following day, while more trucks left from distribution centres in Quito and Lago Agrio.The distributions will continue regularly, weekly in places with high demand, for one year. read more

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Questions arise over antimoney laundering agencys decision not to name bank

by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 6, 2016 4:10 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Questions arise over anti-money laundering agency’s decision not to name bank TORONTO – A financial crimes expert says the federal anti-money-laundering agency breached its own standards by not identifying the Canadian bank it has fined $1.1 million for not reporting suspicious transactions — an assertion the watchdog denies.On its website, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac, says it may name a person or entity that has been penalized if the violation is “very serious,” the penalty is at least $250,000 or it is a repeat occurrence.“It breaches the director’s own standards on when a penalty should be published,” said Matthew McGuire, a financial crimes risk management expert at Toronto-based Securefact, said of Fintrac’s decision to withhold the bank’s identity.“He published … a statement on Fintrac’s website that explains when they would and wouldn’t publish, and this certainly meets the criteria for being published.”But Fintrac spokesman Darren Gibb said the policy also specifies that the agency has the authority to exercise discretion when it comes to naming companies.“Fintrac’s public website makes it very clear that entities subject to an administrative monetary policy may be named,” said Gibb.“In this particular case, we are exercising our discretion to withhold the name.”Experts say that withholding the bank’s name may have been part of an agreement struck between Fintrac and the institution. In exchange for anonymity, the institution may have agreed to forgo a lengthy appeal process in the courts and pay the $1,154,670 fine, they say.“I think that (Fintrac) probably wanted to have this information go out to send a message, and that that was considered more important than publicly naming this bank,” said Koker Christensen, a Toronto-based partner with Fasken Martineau who heads the law firm’s anti-money laundering counsel.“Naming an institution obviously is a way of sanctioning or punishing that institution and also has some deterrence effect. … But I think that having a fine of this magnitude imposed on a bank and having that fact made public also has a deterrence effect.”Gibb would not comment on whether such an agreement took place.However, he did say that the federal agency wanted to send a clear message of deterrence as soon as possible by avoiding a drawn-out appeal process in the Federal Court of Canada.“From our experience in other cases, the review and appeal period can take some time,” said Gibb.—With files from Jim Bronskill in Ottawa.Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. read more

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Pete Walker Luis Rivera return as Blue Jays name 2019 coaching staff

TORONTO — New Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo named his coaching staff on Tuesday for the 2019 Toronto Blue Jays season.Montoyo brought back pitching coach Pete Walker and third base coach Luis Rivera, who have spent a total of 16 seasons in Toronto.The Blue Jays also promoted from within the organization, naming Guillermo Martinez as hitting coach and John Schneider as major league coach.Joining bench coach Dave Hudgens, the club hired Mark Budzinski as first base coach, Matt Buschmann as bullpen coach, and Shelley Duncan as Major League field co-ordinator.Montoyo was hired by Toronto as John Gibbbons’s replacement on Oct. 25.The Canadian Press read more

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Manchester Victoria station reopens a week after terror attack at arena

first_imgPolice watch as commuters pass through Manchester Victoria railway station which has reopenedCredit:Owen Humphreys/PA Wire “We’ve seen the best of our people, the best of our public services, the whole place has pulled together and helped everybody through what has been our darkest week.”You do see the best of people at moments like this and I think that gives us all something to cling on to in what is a very difficult time and remains so.  The vigil, illuminated by the gentle light from hundreds of tea candles, was a moment of quiet reflection for a city united in grief.British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said he was “incredibly proud” of the police response at Manchester Victoria station in the immediate aftermath of the blast.He said: “Like many others, their first instinct was to go into the scene – they did a fantastic job.”It never ceases to amaze me how police officers and others in public service step forward into danger when others are fleeing.”I know they did their very best for the people they tended to.”Liam Sumpter, managing director of Northern Trains which run out at Manchester Victoria, said 15 members of staff were among those first on the scene.He said: “They provided first aid and comfort to those victims without any thought to their own safety and without any training in that sort of response. They did the whole industry proud and I’ve got no doubt that they made a big difference on the evening. Police watch as commuters pass through Manchester Victoria railway station which has reopened Twenty-two people were killed and dozens injured after the bomber struck following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling were among those to lay wreaths at the station on Tuesday morning.Mr Burnham said: “The response has been truly phenomenal from everybody. Meanwhile, hundreds of mourners paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Monday night, exactly a week after the attack.People of all ages stood alongside each other in quiet contemplation shortly after 10.30pm at St Ann’s Square, the site that has become the unofficial memorial site for those killed and injured in the blast.center_img Manchester Victoria railway station has reopened to services more than a week after a suicide attack at the Manchester Arena.The station, which is attached to the Manchester Arena where Salman Abedi wrought death and destruction on the city, was shut to allow a forensic search of the area to take place. He added: “What’s been extraordinary for me is to see the true character of the place and the people at its most intense way and it’s made me so proud actually.”I want to capture this spirit we have had in the city, this togetherness, and use that to pull communities together to then do a better job of tackling extremism.” “When they first got there the scene they described was foggy, but with walking wounded.”There was some suggestion there might be a secondary device or at least they (police) wanted to make the area safe, so they instructed everybody to leave the area.”But my team refused to do that. Their dedication and bravery in doing that was solely because they couldn’t leave people who were injured.”Many of them had been on shift for 10 or 12 hours before that, and they stayed on shift providing support to the many dedicated emergency service personnel who arrived on scene.”I’m very proud of everyone. It’s just indicative of how everyone responded.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Miners and investors looking to Indaba 2012

first_imgThe 18th Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba will take place in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 6-9, 2012 and will be attended by IM Publisher John Chadwick. With some 6,500 professionals expected, representing more than 1,000 international companies and about 45 African and non-African government delegations from all the major mining countries of the world, Mining Indaba describes itself as “the sector’s largest gathering of influential decision-makers, financiers, investors, stakeholders, mining professionals and governments.”Mining Indaba’s delegations represent 100 countries across four continents. The organisers state: “From Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest mining company to Chief Investment Officers of renownded international banks, you will find an elite gathering of professionals all interested in one common deonominator – fuelling investments in the African mining value chain.” The objective of the conference is to facilitate the capitalisation and development of African mining interests and as a result it is seen as an ideal platform for companies to build a solid shareholder base. Throughout the 18 years of the Annual Mining Indaba, the organisers in collaboration with South Africa and its African partners estimate they have channelled billions of dollars of foreign investment into the African mining value chain.Speakers are hand-selected and by invitation only, with the aim of making sure they represent as much as possible a who’s who of global economists, international commodities experts, analysts and mining executives. The conference programme features corporate presentations, government and agency presentations regulatory issues and economic development opportunities, global demand and supply master sessions on commodities indigenous to the African continent, critical panel sessions on sustainable development in the mining industry and vital discussions on foreign governments partnering with African nations to further their investment in the region. Mining Indaba’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Jonathan Moore comments: “Mining Indaba is a great example of our continued investment in the growth of South Africa. The 2012 conference also reinforces our commitment to offering the widest range of services to maintain Mining Indaba’s renowned event experience, and further validates our position that Mining Indaba is where the world connects with African Mining.”During the 2012 conference, Mining Indaba will also be introducing an addition to its global brand: Investing in Asian Mining Indaba, an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Asia. Similar to the South African one, the Asian event is targeted at the most influential stakeholders – financiers, investors, mining professionals, government delegations – vested in the acceleration of Asian mining.For booking information as well as media accreditation, visit http://www.miningindaba.comlast_img read more

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The Flash Gets a New Villain and a Daughter at SDCC

first_img Today really was DC’s time to shine. They didn’t just kill it with their movie announcements, the Arrowverse had some big trailers too. DC closed out the day with a peek at Season Five of The Flash. Season Four acted as kind of a reset, getting the show back to the lighthearted Villain of the Week format of Season One. Some episodes it worked and in others, most of the early DeVoe-focused ones, it really didn’t. During a panel at Comic Con, the show debuted a new trailer. In it, we learn more about Barry and Iris’ daughter, and meet a mysterious new villain.This is looking a lot more like the Flash we loved in seasons one and two. We get some intriguing details about Nora in it too. We already knew she was from the future, but now we know she’s stuck here. And it seems like something happens to Barry and Iris in the future. Something Nora’s keeping from them. Hey, that’s a can-I-talk-to-you hallway scene I actually want to watch. The Flash was at its best when it was playing around with time travel, so I’m always happy to see more of it. Also, Barry gets a new costume, and it comes out of a ring. Just to appease all the comics readers out there.Interestingly, Barry’s daughter’s superhero name, XS, doesn’t belong to Barry’s daughter in the comics. The nickname did come from Barry, but it belongs Jenni Ognats, Barry and Iris’ granddaughter. We already know she’s hiding something. Is she hiding the time she’s actually from? Or did the show just decide to skip a generation to make the adaptation smoother? That seems more likely. Especially when, in the comics, Barry named his kids Don and Dawn. Seriously, who does that?Chris Klein in The Flash (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/The CW)But let’s talk about that villain, seen at the very end of the trailer. Entertainment Weekly reports that Chris Klein was cast as this season’s big bad. The trailer doesn’t show you much, but the panel revealed that the main villain of Season Five will be Cicada. In the comics, Cicada has the ability to absorb the life force of other people. He believes his ability comes from the same place as The Flash’s. He becomes a cult leader, and completely obsessed with the superhero. Comic Book describes the show’s version as deviating slightly from the comics. He’ll be a man whose family was torn apart by metahumans, and he’ll be doing away with them one by one. That could make for a pretty scary villain, while setting up some fun metahuman-of-the-week episodes.The Flash started getting away from villain speedsters last season. While it was a little hit-and-miss, it was a refreshing change in direction for the series. The show is more interesting when the solution isn’t just “be faster.” Now that they’ve figured out how to force Barry to use other skills, the show should be better at it in Season Five. Cicada will certainly be a very formidable villain, and executive producer Todd Helbing warned the audience to prepare for tragedy.“There will be a lot of deaths this year,” he said. Oh boy. How important they’ll be, how much will change, we don’t know. Though Nora is sure acting weird toward Iris.As Grant Gustin explains, “We’re all in a different headspace about it. Nora’s really clingy to Barry and we don’t really know why, and a little more distant with Iris.” Oh god, please let Iris be OK. I don’t know if I can take another Savitar-like ticking clock.For a show about speedsters, The Flash will take its time getting back. The show returns October 9, on The CW.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. All the Trailers You Might Have Missed from SDCCVoltron Confirmed Gay AF Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Skating by the Sea returns this holiday season

first_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Make-A-Wish San Diego teams up with the Hotel Del Coronado this holiday season and you can be involved in this beautiful tradition.Money raised from the hotel’s Skating by the Sea helps grant the wishes of hundreds of critically ill children in San Diego. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 27, 2018 November 27, 2018 Skating by the Sea returns this holiday season Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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