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Mountain Jam Music Festival To Be Live Streamed In Support of Teen

first_imgTourpedo, Inc., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based software company, will be live streaming the Mountain Jam Music Festival in Hunter, New York, on June 4-7, 2015.Mountain Jam will feature some of the best artists in live music such as The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Gov’t Mule, Michael Franti, moe., and forty other acts.Proceeds from the live stream will benefit Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who which aims to educate and support hospitals and outpatient facilities in the development of specialized units for teenagers undergoing cancer treatment.At Mountain Jam next week, fans will be able to live stream four days of live music. Viewers can donate what they want ($5 per day minimum) to watch the festival live with proceeds supporting the charity. Also, fans will be able to tip the artists during their performances and the high tipper during certain sets will receive a prize pack containing signed artist memorabilia. The live stream will be broadcast in HD and will be available on computers, televisions and mobile devices. Fans can tweet, post, and chat with others who are enjoying the festival as well. To watch the festival, click here.According to Matt Henderson, co-founder of Tourpedo, “We are proud to be partnering with Mountain Jam for the second year in a row to live stream this awesome festival. It’s a good feeling to know that you can provide fans with over 30 hours of live music while also raising money to support Teen Cancer America through our versatile streaming platform. The artists and Tourpedo are excited to be a part of such a great festival that supports a great cause.”last_img read more

Saskatchewan elementary school offers Cree immersion to students

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsHow to keep Indigenous languages thriving is a challenge right across the country.In Saskatchewan, Cree is the most common language spoken, but you don’t often hear it in every day language.But that could be changing.One elementary school in Saskatoon offering full time Cree immersion is so successful, they’re running out of room in class.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

Views of Trumps trade adviser carry the day at White House

first_imgWASHINGTON – In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Trade adviser Peter Navarro, once barred from sending private emails and spotted skulking in West Wing hallways, has emerged from the chaos ascendant.With his chief ideological rival, Gary Cohn, now headed for the exit, Navarro and his protectionist trade policies are taking centre stage as President Donald Trump prepares to impose the steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that Navarro has long championed.Navarro, a 68-year-old former economics professor whose ideas were once considered well outside the mainstream, joined the Trump campaign in 2016 after one of his books on China happened to catch the eye of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner during an internet search.From the presidential campaign, Navarro made the leap to the new administration to head a new White House National Trade Council. But he was quickly sidelined by chief of staff John Kelly and closely managed by former staff secretary Rob Porter.As alliances shifted and staffers departed, though, Navarro made his move, encouraging Trump to embrace a plan that many economists, lawmakers and White House aides warn could lead to a trade war and imperil U.S. economic gains. Trump signed a pair of proclamations Thursday imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.The president and the combative Navarro share the same hard-line views on trade that were a centerpiece of Trump’s campaign. For decades, both men have accused China of unfair trade practices that have displaced American workers and hobbled the U.S. manufacturing base.“Peter speaks the same language as Trump does on these issues,” said Stephen Moore, a former Trump campaign adviser who is now a visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation. “He and Trump agree on an America First policy when it comes to trade and other issues, so he has emerged as a policy force in this administration.”Like Stephen Miller on immigration, Navarro has now become the face of Trump’s trade plan. In interviews since Trump’s surprise promise to impose the sweeping tariffs, Navarro has forcefully defended his boss and minimized any potential negative impact on the U.S.“There’s negligible-to-nothing effects,” he said dismissively on CBS, later accusing the media of hyping prospects of a trade war.Navarro had limited contact with Trump world until early in the campaign, when Kushner was drawn to his book, “Death by China,” while researching China policy. Kushner reached out and Navarro quickly became an economic adviser.Despite his credentials as a Harvard Ph.D. and former professor at the University of California, Irvine, Navarro was less an academic focused on research than a master of controversy writing books such as “The Coming China Wars.” He has professed views that go further even than academic peers who see China’s emergence in the global economy as hurting many U.S. workers.“Trump has unconventional views on many issues. And here was an economist of some acclaim who was validating those positions,” Moore said.Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, which represents steel makers, has known Navarro for more than a decade. He described Navarro as “someone who certainly speaks his mind and is not afraid to present ideas and data that are contrarian. And I think way more often than not, he makes a very persuasive case.”Persuasive to like-minded Trump, perhaps, but not to many free-trade-loving Republicans.“I think he’s wrong on a lot of things,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, who opposes the tariffs.Under Trump’s plan, Canada and Mexico could be exempted from the tariffs based on the outcome of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that could soften the tariff blow.But Navarro is still riding high.He’s been telling friends that he’s seeking Cohn’s National Economic Council director title, according to a person close to the White House who has spoken to Navarro — a move that could spark an exodus of Cohn allies, another person familiar with the thinking of other White House officials said.Early in Trump’s term, Navarro at first was outmanoeuvred by Cohn, the Goldman Sachs president-turned-Trump economic adviser.Cohn-Navarro discussions sometimes turned into shouting matches, occasionally in front of Trump.Navarro, excluded from Trump’s trip to Asia last fall, was sometimes seen walking the West Wing halls at night. In an especially personal blow, he was required to copy in Cohn on all his emails after being accused of trying to circumvent West Wing processes, according to two people familiar with the policy. They spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss internal administration roles.The White House regimen included a weekly trade policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room where aides with opposing views could talk through ideas to ensure recommendations brought to the president were fully vetted and legally sound. When Porter left, said one of the people, the process broke down and Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made their move.Asked on Fox whether he’d conducted “guerrilla warfare,” sneaking around the West Wing and trying to making an end-run around staffers, Navarro dismissed the narrative as a “cheap shot” spread by “all sorts of malicious” leakers.Others said Navarro had bided his time, keeping his head down, persistently building his case. He waited as tariff decision deadlines set by Ross ticked closer, and the White House turned its attention back to trade after deciding to table the divisive issue while it worked on health care and taxes.“For a long time, there were a lot of long knives out to get him,” said Paul, who served as a member of the White House Manufacturing Jobs Initiative before resigning last summer.In the end though, said Paul, “I think it’s pretty clear that the president is siding with the economic nationalists.”___Associated Press writers Josh Boak, Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Alan Fram contributed to this report.___Follow Colvin on Twitter at read more

Suncor refinery restart to ease PetroCanada service station fuel outages

first_imgCALGARY – Suncor Energy Inc. says a fuel supply shortage that left some of its Petro-Canada stations in the four western provinces with no gasoline to pump should clear up in the next few days.Stations began running out of fuel about two weeks ago in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by some Petro-Canada outlets in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C.Spokeswoman Nicole Fisher says Suncor’s 142,000 barrel-a-day Edmonton refinery was restarted last week after being shut down for regular spring maintenance and the company is working to resupply the stations.She says the shortage of gasoline and other fuels in Western Canada was made worse because other suppliers were also off line, preventing Petro-Canada stations from using alternative sources.She says she doesn’t know how many stations were without fuel supplies.Fisher says Suncor is apologizing to customers who were inconvenienced by the outages, adding the last time it had such severe shortfall was two years ago in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.“As they ran out, we’ve been working to replenish but some of them haven’t been replenished,” she said. “We do know this is an inconvenience for our customers and we do apologize.”last_img read more

Senior UN relief official voices concern at plight of displaced Central Africans

“Fear is very evident amongst the people who had to repeatedly leave their villages and watch their homes and livelihoods being looted, burned and destroyed,” Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg told a news conference in the capital, Bangui, on the last day of her visit.She noted that while some people did start to return home during 2008, hostilities in 2009 have led to further displacement and slowed the momentum of return. “I hope that the efforts being made by all parties to restore peace and security will help limit further displacement and encourage voluntary return,” said Ms. Bragg, who also serves as the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.She said that one of her greatest concerns was the protection of civilians and respect for their rights, an issue she raised during meetings with the national authorities. She asked the authorities and their partners to assume their responsibility for protecting the population, and urged officials to guarantee unhindered access for humanitarian workers to those in need. Another concern is the persistent lack of funding, which has decreased significantly in 2009 compared to previous years. Current requirements amount to $97 million, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which adds that $48 million remains outstanding.In addition to meeting with internally displaced persons (IDPs) and national and local authorities, Ms. Bragg also held discussions with aid workers and members of MINURCAT, a multidimensional UN peacekeeping mission deployed in northern CAR and eastern Chad. Among the towns she visited was Birao – located close to the border with both Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan – which last month witnessed deadly inter-ethnic violence that displaced several thousand inhabitants.Ms. Bragg told reporters her visit had helped her to appreciate that the situation in CAR is unique and not entirely the result of a spill-over from other conflicts from neighbouring countries. 30 July 2009The situation in the Central African Republic remains highly volatile and those displaced by violence are still traumatized, despite a general improvement in some areas, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today as she wrapped up a five-day visit to the country. read more

Handy and Harman fine silver quotations 22317 oz 71749 kg

Handy and Harman fine silver quotations in Canadian dollars:Wednesday $22.317 oz., $717.49 kg.; Tuesday $22.388 oz., $719.77 kg.

BlackBerry sales exec tells BBC there will be a new keyboard model

BlackBerry sales exec tells BBC: there will be a new keyboard model within 6 months TORONTO – One of BlackBerry’s top sales executives says the company will release a new smartphone with its distinctive physical keyboard within six months.The comment was made in a BBC video interview published Wednesday, a week after the Canadian smartphone pioneer announced it would stop doing hardware development in-house.Instead, it said it would rely on partners to produce BlackBerry devices.It’s been an open secret that BlackBerry has at least one more smartphone with a keyboard that hasn’t been released.But chairman and CEO John Chen said last week that he hadn’t decided whether it would be brought to market.The company’s senior vice-president for global device sales, Alex Thurber, was less vague in his interview with BBC.“There will still be a keyboard-based BlackBerry device, designed and distributed within the next six months,” he said.Thurber said that the keyboards set BlackBerrys apart from market-leading Apple and Samsung smartphones that feature touch screens.“I think there’s a demand for keyboard phones. As we’ve been showing mockups of what we’ve been working on, to our carrier and distributor partners, they are very excited about this,” Thurber said in the three-minute video.He addressed confusion about whether BlackBerry smartphones will disappear or continue to be available after in-house design and development ceases by the end of the company’s 2017 financial year on Feb. 28.“We’ll now be working with partners to take our software onto their hardware. So there will continue to be BlackBerry-branded devices for sale all over the world,” Thurber said.The only such partnership announced is with a joint venture company that will primarily make BlackBerrys for the Indonesian market.The keyboard phone is expected to be a DTEK model. The first DTEK — a touch-screen device using a BlackBerry version of the Android operating system — began shipping in August. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 6, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

With funding down to a trickle UN agency renews warning over Burundi

“Arriving refugees continue to cite human rights abuses, fear of persecution and sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for fleeing,” Babar Baloch, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.Since April 2015, some 410,000 refugees and asylum-seekers have been forced to flee their homes. With no sign of improvement of the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by the end of this year, making it potentially the third-biggest refugee situation in Africa, he said.Currently, Tanzania is hosting the majority of Burundian refugees with some 249,000 already accommodated in three overcrowded camps. Rwanda hosts some 84,000 refugees with another 45,000 in Uganda and some 41,000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Smaller numbers of Burundian refugees have also fled to Kenya and into Southern African countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa. UNHCR has revised its funding needs for the Burundi situation to $250 million from $214, but it has so far received only two per cent of the required funds. Urgent funding is needed to upgrade and construct new settlements to decongest the current ones and provide basic services. In DRC, the transit centres are unable to host incoming refugees, forcing them to live in extremely poor conditions, often without shelter. Education of refugee children is also severely affected with school classes unable to accommodate the number of students. In Tanzania, there is a need to construct over 600 new classrooms, as many children attend classes under trees. Overcrowded camps further expose refugees – especially women and children to many risks, such as a new cholera outbreak. UNHCR renewed its call to donors for continuing to support countries hosting Burundian refugees, also repeating its appeal to the neighbouring countries not to return refugees against their will. read more

The Broncos New Quarterback Is Inexperienced But At Least Hes Not Peyton

By contrast, the average defending champ through 2015 returned a QB with 74.8 career starts and a lifetime AV of 66.5, meaning they were both pretty seasoned and pretty good. And that experience has traditionally been an advantage in the pursuit of a repeat Super Bowl bid. All else being equal, teams whose opening-day QBs have more career AV under their belt tend to perform better in the passing game. For instance, a simple regression would predict a 70-AV QB’s team to pass the ball with a half-standard deviation greater efficiency3According to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric. — the equivalent of four-fifths of an extra win over a full season — than that of a zero-AV QB, while a more complex fit suggests the same edge in experience could be worth even more, as much as a full standard deviation of passing efficiency or 1.7 wins. When the Denver Broncos begin their title defense with Trevor Siemian under center on Sept. 8, they’ll be in a rare spot for reigning Super Bowl winners. Last year’s starting QB, Peyton Manning, retired in March, guaranteeing Denver would become only the fifth champ of the Super Bowl era1Since opening day of 1967, because there was no defending Super Bowl champ in Week 1 of the 1966 season. whose opening-day primary quarterback2For the purposes of this entire article, I’ll be referring to a team’s “primary QB” — the player who led the team in dropbacks in a game — as a proxy for its starter, since Pro-Football-Reference’s Game Finder doesn’t provide data on which QB started each game. during the next season was not the same signal-caller who led the way on Super Sunday.And even among that group of new QBs, Siemian is almost uniquely inexperienced. Assuming he ends up being Denver’s primary passer in Week 1, he’ll join another Bronco — Brian Griese, who replaced John Elway in 1999 — as the only opening-day primary QBs for a defending champion whose prior career featured both zero career starts and zero points of career Approximate Value (AV). So, given Siemian’s lack of experience (let alone his meager draft pedigree), we’d expect him to lead a passing attack that’s fairly lousy. But even if Siemian spearheads a passing offense with a DVOA index4Which sets DVOA on a common scale where 100 is league average and a standard deviation in either direction is 15 points. of 90, two-thirds of a standard deviation worse than NFL average — as the average zero-AV opening day starter has during the Super Bowl era — it would represent an improvement to the Broncos’ passing attack.Simply put, Denver won the Super Bowl last season in spite of its passing offense, not because of it. In terms of passing efficiency, the Broncos were an entire standard deviation worse than league average last season, which equated to the NFL’s eighth-most inefficient aerial attack. And Manning himself was awful, producing the worst season of any Super Bowl QB in history. His backup, Brock Osweiler, wasn’t great either, but if Siemian’s 2016 performance can mimic Osweiler’s more than Manning’s, the Broncos will still be better through the air than they were a year ago.And with a defense as dominant as the Broncos still possess, that might be enough to contend for another Super Bowl, even given Siemian’s historic inexperience under center. read more

Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder qualifies for 2016 Olympics in Rio de

OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter winning a world championship, a Big Ten championship and a national championship in less than a year, Ohio State sophomore wrestler Kyle Snyder added another accomplishment to his résumé: an Olympic berth.Snyder was victorious in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday after taking down 2012 Olympic gold medalist Jake Varner in the best-of-three series of matches. As the reigning world champion, Snyder received an automatic spot in the finals.“It’s pretty hard to describe,” Snyder said in an OSU press release. “It started off making it to the NCAA finals as a true freshman then losing that. After that I kind of fell into a lot of success, not really fall into it but through a lot of hard work and self-belief. I really haven’t had a chance to look back on it yet, honestly.”Varner won in the first meeting, but Snyder rebounded after a short resting period. The OSU sophomore tied the score 4-4 in the initial bout but lost because of criteria.Snyder walked out from the locker room with a much more focused demeanor for the next meeting and showed complete control in the next two matches, outscoring Varner 10-1.“It was pretty nerve-wracking,” Snyder said in the release. “I had all intentions of winning the first match and winning two in a row. But that is why the sport of wrestling is great because you never know what is going to happen. You never know if you are going to win or lose, all you can do is just prepare.”It’s the fourth time Snyder has beaten Varner in his career. Last year, prior to his world championship, Snyder toppled Varner twice in the U.S. Team Trials and once at the U.S. Open.The freshly crowned heavyweight champion is set to represent the United States at 97 kilograms in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21. Snyder joins a handful of OSU alumni who have earned their way onto the U.S. Olympic team in the past. Mark Coleman finished seventh in 1992, while Perry Martter and Harry Steel competed in 1924.Snyder is the only Buckeye wrestler to make it to the Olympics while an active member of the Scarlet and Gray.All other OSU wrestlers shooting for a spot on the national team were eliminated from contention earlier in the day, including redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello and the Buckeyes’ most notable alumnus, four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber. Tomasello lost in the quarterfinals, while Stieber lost in the semifinals. read more

Knife crime epidemic in primary schools as figures show dozens of young

The primary school pupils are only just above the age of criminal responsibility but will now have a serious criminal record. They come… The figures, obtained under Freedom of Information laws by the Ministry of Justice, also show the number of 10 to 17 year olds convicted or cautioned for knife crime is at a ten-year high, up by 62 per cent to 4,103 offenders in just five years. They are significant because the incidents were deemed so serious police decided to prosecute or issue a criminal sanction. The offences include making threats with a knife or possession. More than 50 ten and 11-year-olds were convicted or cautioned for knife crime last year, according to data obtained by The Telegraph. read more

14 years after falling for Ireland Alison becomes a citizen

first_imgFOURTEEN YEARS AFTER she first came to Ireland on what was supposed to be a short visit, Today FM DJ Alison Curtis has become an Irish citizen.She had fallen in love not just with the country, but with an Irishman, and after they married and had a child she decided that it was time to become a citizen herself.Curtis spoke of her excitement at being one of almost four thousand people who became Irish citizens today at the Convention Centre in Dublin.‘Momentous occasion’The Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter described today as a “momentous occasion” for the 3,800 people awarded citizenship. He said that each application is given careful consideration and he takes each decision to grant citizenship “very seriously indeed”.Four ceremonies are taking place at the Convention Centre in Dublin to mark the occasion, where the new citizens will take an Oath of Fidelity before receiving a certificate of naturalisation.Among those taking their Oath of Fidelity was Curtis, who first came to Ireland 14 years ago.“I moved to Ireland in February 1999 with the intent of staying for only a maximum six months, before I would fly away off to Edinburgh and do a Masters. However things didn’t work out that way,” she said today.When she bought her ticket to go to Ireland she said that most of her family were “supportive, curious, but behind me thinking I would return in a matter of weeks”.However, her Aunt Dorothy “had doubts”, said Curtis.She looked at me, a little teary and said “Well that’s it, you are going to go there, meet a man and never come back.” I was 24 at the time and laughed at her, saying: “That won’t happen!” It turns out that great Aunt Dot did have a crystal ball and that is exactly what happened.Curtis started working at Today FM a matter of weeks after moving to Dublin “and thought this is the life for me”.I fell in love with radio, in love with Dublin and in love with Ireland. Then eventually two years later in love with a man who I married in September 2007. Each year I would think of going back to Canada, then I would put it off another year. Then my daughter arrived in 2011 and was 100 per cent Irish, I thought: I can’t be the only Canadian in my house!She set to work to get herself naturalised, and finally achieved this after 14 years.“It is a big day for everyone taking part. To go along to the Convention Centre in Dublin, walking through those big glass doors as citizens of the world [and] to walk back out Irish! I’m excited and nervous but most of all proud,” said Curtis.Pictured are some of the thousands who became Irish citizens today:last_img read more

The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #STRIKE: Commuters will be affected by an all-out strike at Bus Éireann from Sunday. Workers today voted for the industrial action as they rejected Labour Court’s recommendations on proposed changes to pay and terms of employment.2. #GARDAÍ: The Garda Ombudsman believes gardaí delayed its investigation into possible collusion between members of the force and Kieran Boylan, a convicted drug dealer who had further charges against him dropped in 2008, by failing to cooperate satisfactorily. The Ombudsman, however, found that there should be no prosecutions in relation to the case.3. #FOUND: Ariel Castro has emerged as the lone suspect in the case of the three vanished-but-rescued women in Cleveland, Ohio. The 52-year-old appeared in court today, charged with raping and kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.4. #PRIORY HALL: The Supreme Court has postponed a decision on whether Dublin City Council must continue to pay the accommodation costs of the displaced Priory Hall residents until next October. Spokesman for the residents Graham Usher said the families were surprised by today’s outcome, adding that their “sleepless nights” and “limbo” will continue.5. #TURNING THOSE BLUES RED: Former Everton boss David Moyes has some big boots to fill. The Scot got the job as the new Manchester United manager after sealing the most-important recommendation – from Sir Alex Ferguson himself.last_img read more

IS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in

first_imgIS claims responsibility as two separate bombings kill at least 122 in Pakistan and Iraq A Pakistani shrine was targeted, and a car bomb exploded in Baghdad today. Share Tweet Email Pakistani emergency services preparing to treat the injured in hospitals Source: Shakil Adil AP/Press Association ImagesA police source said a suicide bomber had entered the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, a 13th century Muslim saint, and blown himself up among the devotees.The shrine would have been crowded on a Thursday, considered a sacred day for prayers.“So far 70 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded,” Inspector General of Police for Sindh province A.D. Khawaja told AFP.Many wounded people are in critical condition and they will be shifted to Karachi as soon as Navy helicopters and C-130 plane reach nearest airport.Emergency services are basic in Sehwan, with the nearest main hospital some 130 kilometres away. Provincial health minister doctor Sikandar Maindro said an emergency had been declared in Karachi hospitals.Baghdad car bombA massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq’s capital, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.The Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Islamic State jihadist group (IS), which has claimed nearly all such attacks recently, reported the blast and described it as targeting “a gathering of Shiites”.The explosion, which sent a thick plume of dark grey smoke billowing into the sky above Bayaa neighbourhood, sowed carnage and caused extensive destruction.“A terrorist car bomb attack struck near car dealerships in Bayaa,” a spokesman for the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement. Source: Ali Abdul HassanAn interior ministry official gave a death toll of 52 and said that more than 50 other people were also wounded. Hospital officials confirmed the figures.He said the emergency services were struggling to cope with the scope of the attack, which ripped through the busy car market at around 4:15 pm (13:15 Irish time), and warned that the death toll may yet rise.Security officials could be seen inspecting the site before the sun went down, while some distressed civilians searched for relatives and others took pictures with their mobile phones of the large crater caused by the blast.“There are so many victims, not just one or two,” said Nasser, a young man wearing blood-stained surgical gloves who was near the site of the explosion and rushed to the scene to help the wounded.“There was one here, we carried him,” he said, pointing to a spot behind him. “We found a hand here, a leg and heart over there, everything.”The site of the bombing is an open space used as a second-hand car market where hundreds of private sellers park their vehicles and wait all day to discuss prices with prospective buyers.© – AFP 2017Read: Putin apologises after Russian air strike accidentally kills three Turkish soldiersRead: ‘Do you speak Arabic?’: How the US bungled its online fight against IS Image: Ali Abdul Hassan AP/Press Association Images Short URL 15 Comments The scene of the car bomb in Baghdad Image: Ali Abdul Hassan AP/Press Association Images By AFP Feb 16th 2017, 7:10 PM The scene of the car bomb in Baghdad Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7,944 Views THE ISLAMIC STATE group has claimed responsibility for bombings in Iraq and Pakistan today, which killed at 52 and 70 people respectively.Pakistani shrineAt least 70 people died today when a bomb ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan, police said, in the deadliest attack to hit the militancy-plagued country so far in 2017.The Islamic State group claimed the attack in a statement carried by the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Sunni Muslim jihadist group.Pakistan’s leaders vowed revenge for the attack on the shrine in the town of Sehwan in Sindh province, some 200 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital Karachi, which came after a bloody week of extremist assaults shook the country’s growing sense of security. Thursday 16 Feb 2017, 7:10 PMlast_img read more

This Irish Oscarnominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

first_img Image: Leon Farrell/ Monday 6 Feb 2017, 7:58 AM Short URL 12,909 Views Share321 Tweet Email4 This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Leon Farrell/ Feb 6th 2017, 7:58 AM THERE WAS GOOD news on the jobs front in Kilkenny and Waterford this morning, with a total of 200 new roles announced between the two counties.Of these, 140 will be coming to the newly-created Lighthouse Studios in Kilkenny.A joint venture between locally-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon and Canadian firm Mercury Filmworks, Lighthouse Studios will focus on 2D animation, with a dash of CGI thrown in.Development and production projects will commence in the coming weeks, and the company are looking for designers, animators, effects artists, compositors, technical directors, 3D modelers, riggers, lighting and texture artists, and IT administrators.Cartoon Saloon’s CEO Paul Young said that Ireland enjoys a “number of advantages” in the field of animation, and that the country had a wealth of talent in the area at its disposal.The company has produced Irish animations such as The Secret of Kells and The Song of The Sea, both of which were nominated for best animated feature at the Oscars in 2010 and 2015, respectively.Red HatOpen source software provider Red Hat also had good news on the job front today, investing €12.7 million and committing to the creation of another 60 jobs in Waterford over the next four years.The company provides services in the areas of big data, cloud computing and online security.Its Waterford site began as a spin-out from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2014, and acts as the research and development hub for mobile app development for the US-based company.Red Hat also has offices in Dublin and Cork.Minister for Jobs Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the announcement heralded a “great day for Waterford and the south east region.”Read: Major jobs boost for Dublin as 700 new jobs announced in IT and manufacturingRead: Jobs boost for Limerick as medtech company announces 100 new posts 6 Comments By Sean Murraylast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_img 12,378 Views Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Rescue 116′s flight recorders, the search for a body in Finglas and a landslide in Colombia… Source: Colombian Army Photo via APWORLD#COLOMBIA: Mudslides triggered by intense rains have killed at least 112 people.#PARAGUAY: An activist was shot dead at protesters stormed a government building.#NOTTINGHAM: Police warned a mother accused of abducting her two sons may pose a risk to the two boys.#AUSTRALIA: Cyclone Debbie caused the worst flooding in a century.#SHOW ME THE MONEY: The White House revealed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kishnerhave up to €700 million in assets.PARTING SHOTYou have probably already spent time playing PacMan on Google Maps, but The Verge has pulled together all of Google’s April Fools’ Day jokes from today, including this for pet-lovers: Source: Google Play/YouTube Saturday 1 Apr 2017, 7:58 PM Short URL No Comments Apr 1st 2017, 7:58 PM NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieIRELANDThe AAIU has said an initial analysis of R116′s flight recorders showed up no mechanical anomalies.Gardaí in Dublin have begun a search for the remains of rapist James Nolan.A woman was killed by a train after chasing her dog onto the tracks in Mayo.A former garda said he was not surprised by the revelations about breath tests.The Abortion Rights Campaign has given back a €23,000 US donation.Cocaine and cannabis worth €1.5 million was found in Artane.There is concern for a 16-year-old boy who has been missing since Monday.Passport Office costs rose by €4.3 million following the Brexit vote. By Michelle Hennessy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Get our daily news round up: Share1 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Man 40s dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains

first_img 23,779 Views A MAN IN his 40s has died after falling in a popular walking and climbing area in the Comeragh Mountains in Co Waterford.The man, who is from Co Tipperary, fell and incurred major injuries while walking at Mahon Falls – a 4.5km lightly trafficked loop trail in the area – yesterday afternoon.The coast guard helicopter R117 had to airlift the man after arriving on the scene, taking him to University Hospital in Waterford for treatment.However, despite efforts to save him, he passed away from his injuries. A postmortem is expected to take place today.Investigations are continuing, but the death is being treated as a tragic accident. Monday 9 Sep 2019, 7:07 AM Man (40s) dies in fall at walking area in Comeragh Mountains The man incurred major injuries at Mahon Falls yesterday. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Sam Boal/ Sep 9th 2019, 7:07 AM The man was airlifted to hospital by members of the Coast Guard Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.iecenter_img The man was airlifted to hospital by members of the Coast Guard 5 Comments Share5 Tweet Email1 By Olivia Kelleher Short URLlast_img read more

Les éléphants connaissent la plus grave crise de conservation depuis 25 ans

first_imgLes éléphants connaissent “la plus grave crise de conservation” depuis 25 ansSelon un rapport rédigé par plusieurs organisations spécialisées, les éléphants d’Afrique font face à “la plus grave crise de conservation” depuis l’interdiction du commerce international de l’ivoire en 1989.Alors que des massacres d’éléphants sont régulièrement perpétrés dans les parcs africains, c’est un triste bilan qu’a établi un rapport présenté mercredi par plusieurs organisations spécialisées, dont la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces protégées (Cites). Selon ce document, les éléphants d’Afrique, qui ne sont plus qu’entre 420.000 et 650.000 font face à “la plus grave crise de conservation” depuis l’interdiction du commerce international de l’ivoire en 1989. En effet, le rapport estime que le trafic des défenses d’éléphants a doublé depuis 2007 et “plus que triplé” depuis 1998. En 2012, 25.000 pachydermes ont été tués par des braconniers. “Une tendance prononcée à la hausse à la fois du braconnage des éléphants d’Afrique et du commerce illégal de l’ivoire est particulièrement évidente depuis 2007”, explique ce rapport. Tom Milliken, expert de l’ONG Traffic, qui gère le Système d’information sur le commerce des éléphants (ETIS) de la Cites souligne que “c’est le travail du crime organisé. Vous n’investissez pas dans des centaines et des centaines de défenses comme un passe-temps frivole”. De fait, pour lui “à moins que la Cites n’aborde le problème sérieusement, nous ne gagnerons pas” cette bataille. Il réclame donc  la mise en place “sanctions” exemplaires contre les pays accusés de passivité face au trafic. Ces pays sont déjà identifiés. Il s’agit de trois pays d’origine (Ouganda, Tanzanie, Kenya), de trois pays de transit (Malaisie, Vietnam, Philippines) et des deux principaux marchés (Chine et Thaïlande). Ces états sont sommés de présenter la semaine prochaine des plans d’action crédibles, a précisé Tom de Meulenaer, de la Cites. D’un avertissement à un embargo sur le commerce À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces plans seront défendus le 14 mars au comité permanent de la convention, seul habilité à prendre des sanctions. Celles-ci peuvent aller d’un avertissement à un embargo sur le commerce des 35.000 espèces placées sous sa protection. “Pouvez-vous imaginer ce que cela voudrait dire pour un pays comme le Vietnam, la Chine, ou la Thaïlande par exemple, si tout le commerce d’espèces sauvages, son commerce d’orchidées, son commerce massif de produits de crocodiles étaient arrêtés ?”, précise M. Meulenaer.Face à la gravité de la situation, celui-ci a néanmoins estimé qu’il n’était “pas invraisemblable” que de telles des mesures soient prises.(crédits : IFAW) Le 7 mars 2013 à 17:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Oakland Park teacher who allegedly had romantic relationship with student faces new

first_img“‘Good morning, beautiful. I don’t want to dip out on you, but my wife is giving me the eye for texting so unusually much,’” said the prosecutor as she read one of the texts. “‘I don’t know how to quite relay the truth that I’m chatting with a 16-year-old student, just because I legitimately really enjoy talking to her.’”Teti’s wife declined to comment on her husband’s charges.“Turn that (expletive) off,” she said as she walked away from a 7News crew.In court, she said she has no problems having him around her 4-year-old son.Teti’s wife, who is three months pregnant, pleaded with the judge to lower her husband’s bond, saying she has to sell her car and she has a baby on the way.The judge lowered the original bond amount, but with the new charges Teti faces his bond returned to the original $50,000 amount.Teti was arrested by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies on Jan. 31 after he allegedly solicited a romantic relationship with a 16-year-old student. After several months, the victim and her family members reached out to him asking him to stop his advances.At his initial bond hearing, during the prosecutor’s statement, Teti was seen on camera rolling his eyes.But Wolk said there is no call for his client’s bond to remain so high.“No nude [pictures] or audio or video, naked pictures of any type. He basically had a friendship with this girl,” said Wolk.Teti remains at the Broward County Jail.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. OAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – The high school teacher who was arrested for allegedly having a romantic relationship with a student faced new charges in court on Friday.John Teti, a former computer and business tech teacher at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, had three additional charges added to his case.7News cameras captured the 41-year-old as he sat in a downtown Fort Lauderdale courtroom and witnessed an uncomfortable exchange between a prosecutor and Broward Circuit Judge Barbara A. McCarthy.The prosecutors read text messages Teti allegedly sent to a 16-year-old student.“‘I’m an older male asking for time with you, an underage girl,’” said the prosecutor as she read one of the alleged texts.His wife attended Friday’s court hearing. She sat expressionless as the prosecutor read the alleged texts.“‘My wife has really good life insurance. We’ll just have to ditch the kid,’” said the prosecutor as she read one of the messages. center_img Teti is now being charged with four counts of authority figure criminal solicitation, a charge that is new to the judicial system of Florida.Teti’s attorney, Lawrence Wolk, said he will be the first case of this kind to be tried in the Sunshine State.Authorities said Teti would let the 16-year-old student skip class in his classroom and would use a vape pen to get high with the teen.Investigators said the teacher sent the girl sexually charged texts, usually late at night.One text read, “I could always come over to tutor you,” followed by an emoji with a finger pointing to an open circle, which is used in text messages to indicate sex.Another of his texts read, “If my wife were to suddenly die, would you be my teenage bride?”The text exchanges went on for four months, authorities said. last_img read more

SEBI says Axis results leaked orders lender to investigate

first_imgReutersIndia’s market regulator ordered Axis Bank on Wednesday to conduct an internal investigation into a suspected leak of financial information and to strengthen its handling of such data, as part of a probe into messages about company results being circulated on private WhatsApp groups.The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) order comes after Reuters reported last month that Axis Bank was among 12 companies where messages about quarterly results or other key financial details had circulated through private WhatsApp chatrooms before their official release.The information on Axis Bank, which included key metrics on bad loans and net interest margins, “were either identical or matched closely with the figures” except for one metric, the regulator said in the order, published on SEBI’s web site.It concluded that this “could not have been possible without leakage of information from the persons who were privy to the information relating to financials prior to its official announcement.”Axis, India’s third-largest private lender by assets, was ordered to submit a report to SEBI on steps it had taken within three months.Axis Bank said it would work with SEBI to investigate the matter and take action as needed.”The bank adheres to the highest norms of governance and reiterates its commitment to the adequacy of processes, systems and controls, particularly to prevent unauthorised access to unpublished price sensitive information,” the lender said in a statement.The Reuters report has sparked a broad SEBI investigation since last month, including raids on brokers’ homes last week that resulted in the confiscation of laptops and mobile phones.last_img read more