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Oct
14

Iqaluit celebrates the return of daylight 6 minutes at a Tyme

first_imgSteve MongeauAPTN National News After a long winter, the people of Iqaluit, held their annual festival to mark the arrival of spring.A very welcome time of year in the Nunavut capital.smongeau@aptn.calast_img

Oct
12

Trump tweets video edited to suggest Omar dismissive of 9/11

first_imgWashington: President Donald Trump weighed in Friday on the most recent controversy involving Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. The video pulls a snippet of Omar’s speech last month to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in which she described the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center as “some people did something,” as well as news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. Trump tweeted, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” Omar’s remark has drawn criticism largely from political opponents and conservatives who say the congresswoman, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, offered a flippant description of the assailants and the attacks on American soil that killed nearly 3,000 people and pointed the U.S. toward war. Neither Trump’s tweet nor the video includes her full quote or the context of her comments. Omar told CAIR in Los Angeles that many Muslims saw their civil liberties eroded after the attacks, and she advocated for activism. “For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,” she said in the March 23 speech, according to video posted online. “CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.” CAIR was founded in 1994, according to its website, but its membership increased dramatically after the attacks. Many Republicans and conservative outlets expressed outrage at Omar’s remarks. “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,'” tweeted Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, a retired Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in 2012 in an explosion in Afghanistan. “Here’s your something,” the New York Post blared on its cover beneath a photograph of the flaming towers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she wants to hear from Omar about the comment, but the Minnesota Democrat doesn’t seem to be backing down. Omar tweeted a quote from former President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks, when he said: “‘The people and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” “Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar tweeted. “What if he was a Muslim.” A pair of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates waded into the debate to condemn Trump’s tweet and to stand with Omar. “She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we,” Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted. “The president is inciting violence against a sitting congresswoman and an entire group of Americans based on their religion,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote, also on Twitter. Omar has repeatedly pushed fellow Democrats into uncomfortable territory over Israel and the power of the Jewish state’s influence in Washington. She apologized for suggesting that lawmakers support Israel for pay and said she isn’t criticizing Jews. But she refused to take back a tweet in which she suggested that American supporters of Israel “pledge allegiance” to a foreign country. Her comments sparked an ugly episode among House Democrats when they responded with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism became a broader declaration against all forms of bigotry.last_img read more

Oct
8

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc revenues up 11 per cent in Q2

TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says revenues grew nearly 11 per cent in its second quarter, helped by stronger sales of mattresses and accessories.The Toronto-based retailer, which returned to the public markets last month after seven years as a private company, posted revenues of $102.5 million in the quarter, compared with $92.7 million a year earlier.The stronger results were mainly from growth of 7.7 per cent in same-store sales, an industry barometer that tracks locations open more than a year.Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc slumps in trading debut after $300-million IPOSleep Country wakes up to the joys of public markets — againOn an adjusted basis, net income increased 91 per cent to $7.5 million from $3.9 million.Mattress sales increased 9.8 per cent, while accessory revenue grew 14.5 per cent, it said.The financial results reflect the business of Sleep Country Canada Inc. before it was acquired by the holding company as part of its initial public offering.“The company is well-positioned to continue to produce growth, by both increasing same store sales and expanding our store network,” said CEO David Friesema in a statement late Wednesday.“We intend to cost-effectively open between eight and 12 new stores annually over the next five to seven years.”Sleep Country owns and operates 218 stores across Canada under its own name and the Dormez-Vous? banner.The Canadian Press read more

Oct
7

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

LONDON — British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if — as widely expected — Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week.Hammond said Sunday that Johnson’s vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a divorce deal is “not something that I could ever sign up to.”He is the third minister within a week to quit or say they will resign in order to try to block a no-deal Brexit. Economists say leaving the EU without a deal would cause Britain economic turmoil.Johnson is the strong favourite to win a two-person runoff to lead the Conservative Party and the country. The winner is being announced Tuesday, with the victor taking over from Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

Oct
3

Fox News copresident Bill Shine is out

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O’Reilly and a top financial executive.Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longtime Ailes lieutenant was considered vulnerable because of claims that he looked the other way as charges of toxic workplace behaviour piled up, with some believing that the network would never truly be able to move on without him and other Ailes loyalists.His leadership experience learned at Ailes’ feet was considered invaluable for the top-rated cable network, and Shine had been named co-president with Jack Abernethy upon Ailes’ departure. Abernethy, who has spent much of his time at Fox working with Fox-owned broadcast stations and not the news channel, remains. Fox also said that it was promoting two other executives, Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, into more prominent newsroom roles.In a memo to Fox News staffers, Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, said “sadly, Bill Shine resigned today. I know Bill was respected and liked by everybody at Fox News. We will all miss him.”“Fox News continues to break both viewing and revenue records, for which I thank you all,” Murdoch wrote. “I am sure we can do even better.”When New York magazine wrote last week that Shine was possibly in danger, it prompted Fox’s Sean Hannity to leap to his defence on Twitter. Shine began working at Fox with Hannity, whose show is the only remaining prime-time program of Fox’s long-running powerhouse prime-time lineup following O’Reilly’s firing and Megyn Kelly’s departure to NBC News.If Shine was leaving, “that’s the total end of the FNC as we know it. Done,” Hannity tweeted last week. He had no immediate reaction on Monday.Ailes and O’Reilly have denied the harassment allegations made against them. One of the women who accused Ailes, Julie Roginsky, also blamed Fox’s management for trying to cover up for him in a complaint made to New York City’s Human Rights Commission.She said that in a meeting in December, Shine told her he didn’t believe the allegations against Ailes until recently. Her lawsuit alleges that Shine and other Fox executives “kept Ailes’s conduct secret and enabled it.”A lawsuit that accuses Fox’s fired former comptroller, Judith Slater, of racial discrimination, is now up to 13 plaintiffs. Slater denies the charges, but the lawyer who represents the people claiming discrimination has called for Fox to clean house of its management.Attorney Douglas Wigdor on Monday called Shine’s departure “long overdue.” He’s got his eye on more, specifically naming Fox’s top lawyer, Dianne Brandi, as someone who looked the other way while Slater’s behaviour continued. Fox has denied the allegations against Brandi. Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2017 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated May 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday, May 1, that Shine, a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) read more

Oct
2

Syria Besieged Palestinians in refugee camp will likely go hungry UN agency

“UNRWA’s distribution of food to civilian families in Yarmouk last took place on 23 May. The most recent…distribution of hygiene kits was on 7 June,” Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said in a news release today. “This lengthy break in food distribution is of great concern to UNRWA as it raises the likelihood of civilians going hungry in Yarmouk,” he said, spotlighting the difficulties the agency has had trying to reach the more than 18,000 refugees following reports that a ceasefire had been reached in the camp on 21 June between the Syrian authorities and armed groups.Today, Mr. Gunness said civilian residents of Yarmouk continue to contend with grave humanitarian conditions. “UNRWA is urgently to seek a resumption of its humanitarian activities inside Yarmouk and is appealing to the parties to the 21 June agreement to make this resumption possible.” While the agency stands ready to implement a rapid humanitarian response to address the immediate and longer term needs of the civilians inside the camp, Mr. Gunness said that in the meantime: “The days have turned into weeks the weeks are turning into months. We have been transformed into silent witnesses to a human catastrophe in Yarmouk.” Prior to the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, Yarmouk, in a Damascus suburb, was home to over 160,000 Palestine refugees. Since December 2012, fighting has caused at least 140,000 Palestine refugees to flee their homes in Yarmouk, as armed opposition groups established a presence in the area, with Government forces controlling the periphery. read more

Sep
28

Ohio State mens lacrosses postseason run ends in 1513 loss at Denver

On Saturday, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team ended its 2015 campaign with a loss to the No. 4 Denver Pioneers, 15-13, in the NCAA quarterfinals.Inside the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, the Buckeyes (12-7) took a quick 7-1 lead in the first 18 minutes of action. However, success for the Buckeyes wouldn’t last as Denver (15-2) struck back with nine unanswered goals to lead the Pioneers to their third consecutive NCAA semifinals.Although the Buckeye attack had success early, DU goalie Ryan LaPlante made 13 saves to hold the Buckeye offense. But it was senior attacker Wesley Berg who would lead the Pioneers to victory, scoring six goals while contributing one assist.OSU senior midfielder Jesse King was the main contributor for the Buckeyes, scoring three goals and handling three assists.“It comes down to possessing the ball and that’s what we did a really good job of in the first quarter,” King said. “We were scoring on probably 50 percent of our possessions. Then you get unlucky and you don’t get a couple of ground balls that you want and Denver starts getting them, and that’s when things went wrong.”King, along with 11 other seniors, will be leaving the Buckeyes after leading OSU into the new era of Big Ten lacrosse. The group had been a part of 32 wins over the last four years, leading the Buckeyes to two NCAA quarterfinal matchups.The unseeded Buckeyes fell to 0-3 all-time in NCAA quarterfinals after previously losing in 2008 and 2013. read more

Sep
24

CMS Cepcor integrates Baguley Precision Engineers at new technical centre

first_imgCMS Cepcor has announced that Baguley Precision Engineers, the wholly-owned UK manufacturing subsidiary business of CMS Cepcor, has been transferred into their Precision Services Division. With recent investment in new premises in Coalville to accommodate a new technical centre, the company has made the decision to transfer all Baguley personnel into the newly formed Precision Services Division; subsequently relocating all machining services from Burton-on-Trent to the new technical centre.The new technical centre represents a substantial investment in new premises, and CNC manufacturing capability, which will further enhance the manufacturing, inspection and repair facilities in Coalville and offers greatly improved manufacturing efficiency for the company. CMS Cepcor has also confirmed that all skilled engineering staff have been retained and further recruitment of skilled CNC operator/programmers is currently underway. The company’s approved facilities include CNC, milling, turning, boring, slotting, grinding, drilling, pressing, welding, co-ordinate measuring, material testing and assembly. Chris Sydenham – Technical Director, commented, “The recent transfer of Baguley into the Precision Services Division and our recent business expansion, will mark the beginning of a new manufacturing chapter for the company which will also provide further opportunities for our supply partners.”The new technical centre, which will be formally commissioned during the first quarter of 2013 is located at Samson Road on Hermitage Industrial Estate in Coalville, Leicestershire. CMS Cepcor has also again been awarded preferred supplier status, covering replacement crusher parts and manganese crusher liners and service by major quarrying group, Aggregate Industries. CMS Cepcor has held preferred supplier status in the UK since 2006, supplying a wide range of crusher services, crusher repairs, premium replacement crusher spare parts and premium manganese crusher liners.last_img read more

Sep
22

Veszprem celebrate the 22nd Championship trophy

handball hungarykezilabda handballmvm mkb veszpremPick SzegedSzegedveszprem Over 3.500 fans in Szeged witnessed the celebration of Veszprem’s 22nd Championship title! The best Hungarian team from the West showed once again that is absolutely unstopable on domestic level. Antonio Carlos Ortega’s squad beat Pick Szeged 28:24 (13:13) in the second match of the Play-Off Final, after easy victory at home. That was enough for 2:0 in final series, celebration and start of preparation for the “grand final” of the season – VELUX EHF F4 in Cologne on May 31 and June 1.Pick Szeged-MKB-MVM Veszprém 24-28 (13-13)Pick Szeged: Mikler – Mindegía 1, Ancsin 5, Ilyés 4, Blazevic, Zubai 2, Vadkerti. Csere: Tati (kapus), Balogh 2, Parrondo 2, Laszica, Vranjes, Larholm 1/1, Prce 5, Kekezovics 2, Veszprém: Alilovic – Iváncsik , Nagy L. 7, Ruesga 3, Ilics 6/2, Sulic 4, Ugalde 2. Csere: Terzic, Schuch, Vilovszki, Gulyás 2, Iváncsik G. 3. Result: 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-7, 7-8, 7-9, 7-10, 8-10, 9-10, 10-10, 10-11, 11-11, 11-12, 12-12, 13-12, 13-13.14-13, 14-14, 14-15, 14-16, 15-16, 15-17, 16-17, 16-18, 17-18, 18-18, 18-19, 18-20, 19-20, 19-21, 20-21, 20-22, 21-22, 21-23, 21-24, 22-24, 22-25, 23-25, 23-26, 23-27, 24-27, 24-28. ← Previous Story Viborg HK win Cup Winners Cup! Next Story → H 65 Hoor win Women’s Challenge Cup! read more

Sep
21

Video shows off new iPhone screen dimensions and other juicy details

first_imgThe rumors surrounding the new iPhone are pretty rampant. One of the things that have been fairly universal about the rumors is that the new iPhone is getting a larger screen. Specifically, that the new iPhone is going to have a taller screen. The screen is one place that Apple has been careful to consistently improve upon, so it is no surprise to hear that the next iPhone will be larger, thinner, and stronger. In fact, that’s exactly what this laboratory video demonstrates.The guys at ETrade Supply have gotten their mitts on what they are telling everyone is the glass front panel to the new iPhone. The screen is taller, thinner, and stronger than the iPhone 4S screen. We’ve alreaady had a glimpse of the new iPhone casing fully assembled, but this video offers much more detail on the front glass panel. In the video, they thoroughly measure the new panel compared right next to an iPhone 4S screen, and you can clearly see there’s a difference. If this is the panel to the new iPhone, we’re looking at a 4.065-inch screen on this device.It is yet unclear as to how this new screen size will affect things like apps and the overall layout to iOS. The screen size of the previous generation iPhones have been one of the major factors in users deciding to move away from the platform, so it will be interesting to see if the new 4″ screen size is enough to send people back to Apple from whatever device they are using now.last_img read more

Sep
19

Car crashes into tree near I5 exit for Battle Ground

first_imgA car heading north on Interstate 5 Wednesday morning left the freeway and crashed into a tree.The crash occurred just after 6 a.m. near the exit for state Highway 502, the exit to Battle Ground. Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy said the car veered off the east side of the freeway and hit a tree, which flipped the car onto its top. Besides firefighters, Washington State Patrol and Washington State Department of Transportation also responded.The driver, whose name was not released, was pinned in the vehicle.“It turned into a difficult extrication,” Dawdy said.The car had to be cut away from the driver. However, Dawdy said, it would’ve been a lot worse if the man hadn’t worn a seat belt. The driver was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.At one point, a lane of I-5 was blocked, which clogged northbound traffic for about 45 minutes.last_img read more

Sep
10

Chevy will auction off the final C7 Corvette for charity in June

first_img Share your voice 1 Chevrolet Chevrolet Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More about 2019 Chevrolet Corvettecenter_img Chevy teases the midengine 2020 Corvette Review • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette review: America’s sports car is still a thrill Comment More From Roadshow 8 Photos Performance Cars Sports Cars Coupes Enlarge ImageOut with the old, in with the new. Chevrolet On Thursday, Chevrolet finally stopped pretending the forthcoming midengine Corvette didn’t exist, and it also announced the car’s debut date. But what of the current-generatoion ‘Vette? Well, the last one will likely end up selling for way above its market price — but don’t worry, because it’s for a good cause.Chevrolet announced this week that it will auction off the final seventh-gen Corvette. The auction will be part of the Barrett-Jackson Northeast auction taking place in Connecticut on June 28. The final C7 Corvette off the line will be a black Z06, powered by a 650-horsepower supercharged V8. That’s a heck of a sendoff.Before you ask, no, Mary Barra isn’t going to make a bed of cash from the proceeds of the auction. Instead, every dollar of the hammer price will go to charity — specifically, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which builds “mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured service members,” according to Chevy’s release, in addition to “[paying] off the mortgages for families of first responders killed in the line of duty.”GM and this foundation have a long history. The automaker has helped the group raise over $10 million dollars in the past five years. Last year, it raised $2.2 million dollars for the foundation, almost half of which came from the charity auction for the first 2019 Corvette ZR1.It may still seem like a fever dream, but yes, the midengined Corvette is finally here… almost. Chevy has finally acknowledged its existence — the automaker only calls it the Next Generation Corvette at the moment, but the camouflaged body shape all but gives away its MR layout. We’re still not sure what to expect under the engine cover, but there’s probably a V8 in the cards at the very least. We’ll know for sure in July.last_img read more

Sep
3

HC for constituting commission to probe Langadu attack

first_imgFile PhotoThe High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why a directive would not be given to form a commission to investigate the arson attack in Langadu upazila of Rangamati.A HC bench comprising Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Mohammad Ullah issued the rule after hearing a writ petition.The court also asked the authorities concerned to explain why the commission would not assess the damages suffered by the victims.Deputy attorney general Taposh Kumar Biswas stood for the government.The cabinet secretary, law ministry secretary, home ministry secretary, Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs ministry secretary and the IGP have been asked to respond to the rule within eight weeks.The court also asked the cabinet secretary to submit a compliance report within three months after formation of the commission.The court also fixed 3 November for the next hearing.Supreme Court lawyer Nicolas Chakma and eight others filed the writ petition on Thursday seeking a necessary order on Longadu attack.Earlier, on 12 June, lawyer Nicolas Chakma sent a legal notice to the authorities concerned to form a probe committee within three days to investigate the arson attack in Longadu.On 2 June, Nurul Islam Nayan, organising secretary of upazila Juba League who used to carry passengers on his bike in exchange for money, was found dead alongside a road in Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari district.Following the incident, Bangale settlers went on a rampage and set fire to over 100 houses in Longadu upazila headquarters and several villages, including Manikjorchhara and Tintila.last_img read more

Sep
3

Iran to increase trade to 5 bn with Pakistan

first_imgPakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Islamabad. AFPIranian foreign minister Javad Zarif on Monday vowed to increase his country’s trade with Pakistan to $5 billion by 2021, as the current trade volume is around $1.16 billion between the two neighbours.Zarif made the remarks during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad, said a statement by the prime minister’s office. Efforts for strengthening of bilateral relations and issues related to peace and security in the region were also discussed, the statement added.The Iranian Foreign Minister, leading a 30-member delegation, arrived in Pakistan late on Sunday on a three-day official visit for talks on regional issues and literal matters.He said that mutual efforts of the two countries have resulted into enhanced economic and people-to-people interaction, which should be further strengthened.For his part, Abbasi expressed Pakistan’s desire to enhance mutually beneficial economic cooperation with Iran including bilateral trade, investments and commercial interaction, according to the statement. Abbasi also emphasized the need to deepen connectivity to harness benefits from regional economic integration.The Pakistani prime minister also expressed his commitment to work to resolve the issues in implementation of Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project, including the financing of pipeline infrastructure and the scope of snap back clause.The Iranian foreign minister is visiting Pakistan for bilateral consultations and he is also expected to interact with relevant Pakistani ministers and senior civil and military officials during this visit.last_img read more

Sep
3

8yr old girl raped by neighbour

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationAn eight-year old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in the capital’s Agargaon on Saturday. Police detained Abdur Razzaq, 50, on charges of raping the minor girl. Assistant sub-inspector Sohel of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station told Prothom Alo that the victim’s parents, roadside vendors of rice and curry, were not present at their residence when the rape took place.”The girl came back home from school around 11:00am. Taking advantage of her parents’ absence, Razzaq called the girl into his residence and raped her,” he said.The child at one stage managed to come out of Razzaq’s residence. As the locals observed blood on her body, they caught Razzaq and informed police about the rape, the police officer added. The victim is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.last_img read more

Sep
3

Pete Buttigieg gaining momentum for 2020 US presidential race

first_imgIn this file photo taken on 13 February South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. AFP File PhotoAt just 37, Pete Buttigieg has deployed to Afghanistan, graduated from Harvard, learned seven languages and serves as mayor of a Midwestern American city.Now the Millennial Renaissance man is seeking to become the first openly gay president of the United States — and the youngest — a longshot 2020 prospect whose odds appear to improve by the week.When he began exploring a challenge to Donald Trump, few people outside his home city of South Bend, Indiana knew who the fresh-faced Democrat was, much less how to pronounce his name. (It’s “BOOT-edge-edge,” he says.)Today he has catapulted into contention for his party’s nomination, suddenly omnipresent despite not yet officially declaring his candidacy.And he’s blazing his own path, with a balance of calm and confidence, problem solving and intellectual ambition that has impressed at campaign stops in early voting states like Iowa and South Carolina.The Buttigieg buzz has mushroomed quickly.”This is something real, this is not flash,” former Iowa Democratic Party chair Sue Dvorsky told AFP, as she highlighted his mayoral successes and his astute discussion of issues.He draws sharp contrasts with Trump on multiple fronts including age, government experience, military service, campaign style, and “intellectual curiosity,” she added.”Every single thing about him is in diametric opposition” to the president, she said.Buttigieg is relishing his breakout moment, fuelled by a star turn headlining a recent town hall that saw his national profile skyrocket.Bookish and smart, he refutes the charge that he’s too young and inexperienced to compete in the diverse Democratic field, or against Trump himself.”I have more years of government experience under my belt than the president… and more military experience than anybody to walk into that office on day one since George H.W. Bush,” he said at the event, broadcast by CNN.”So I get that I’m the young guy in the conversation, but I would say experience is what qualifies me to have a seat at this table.”In Iowa, Buttigieg surged from one percent support to 11 per cent and third place in Emerson Polling’s survey released Sunday, behind former vice president Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders and ahead of more prominent candidates like senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.He has proved he can raise all-important campaign donations, pulling in $600,000 in the 24 hours after his town hall.- ‘Mayor Pete’ -The man many people call “Mayor Pete” grew up in South Bend, a once thriving city whose economy imploded when auto giants like Studebaker closed their factories in the 1950s and 60s.The community has clawed its way back, and solution-oriented Buttigieg has been credited with revitalizing its downtown.In 2016, as Hillary Clinton battled Trump, Buttigieg noticed a “fatal lack of enthusiasm” among working-class voters in the heartland when it came to the Democratic message.This cycle, his party must re-engage with disaffected Midwesterners who supported Trump, he said.”Our whole message was ‘Don’t vote for him, because he’s terrible.’ And even though he is, that’s not a message,” warned Buttigieg on “The Breakfast Club” radio show in New York.”I hate to say it, but he could absolutely win again if we aren’t smart about this.”As mayor, Buttigieg worked — and sometimes clashed — with Indiana’s then-governor Mike Pence, a religious conservative who is now vice president.He leveled withering criticism at his fellow Hoosier at the town hall.”How could he allow himself to become the cheerleader of the porn-star presidency?” Buttigieg said. “Is it that he stopped believing in scripture when he started believing in Donald Trump?”Buttigieg supports health care expansion to all Americans, initially through allowing people to buy into the federal Medicare program.He believes in strong labor unions and opposes Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.He wants the Electoral College scrapped, arguing it is undemocratic, and has suggested expanding the US Supreme Court to 15 justices.The former Rhodes Scholar came out as gay while running for re-election — and won with 80 percent of the vote. He is married to husband Chasten Glezman, a teacher.As a lieutenant in the US Navy Reserves, Mayor Pete paused his official duties while serving seven months in Afghanistan as a counterintelligence officer.He has positioned himself as a post-Trump unifier, and made a light-hearted offer to strike a “peace deal” between the LGBT community and Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain which courted controversy over its conservative leanings.”I do not approve of their politics, but I kind of approve of their chicken,” Buttigieg quipped on the radio.”Maybe, if nothing else, I can build that bridge.”last_img read more

Sep
1

Twitter Is Shutting Down Apps for Roku Xbox and Android TV Devices

first_imgTwitter’s connected-TV footprint is about to get smaller — as the company works to get certain apps into compliance with Europe’s new data-privacy law.Effective Thursday, May 24, Twitter will no longer support video-based apps for Roku, Android TV devices or Microsoft’s Xbox, the company announced in a tweet. Twitter is shutting down apps for those platforms because it would need to make changes to them in order to comply the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25.Twitter apps will still be available for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The company has continued to push into live video — and the connected-TV apps have been designed to support broader access to its partners’ content.Last month, Twitter touted around 30 new or renewed video-content deals at its 2018 Digital Content NewFronts presentation for advertisers. Those include pacts with NBCUniversal, Disney/ESPN — with ESPN launching five new programming — Viacom, Vice Media and Will Packer Media. The partnerships span entertainment, news, lifestyle, music, gaming and sports, including expansions of existing deals with Live Nation Entertainment, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Twitter announced the move to shut down the connected-TV apps for Roku, Xbox and Android TV on Tuesday:center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Sep
1

University pays 20000 ransomware demand to unlock worldclass research

first_imgRansomware criminals are now targeting educational institutions, and after one infection netted a $20,000 pay day those attacks are only going to become more common.The University of Calgary was hit by a ransomware infection about a week ago, and after considering all their options the decision was made to pay up. A spokesperson for the University told CBC that because they do “world-class research” they felt that was their best option, adding that they didn’t want to feel like they “had exhausted the option to get people’s potential life work back in the future.”Fortunately, the decryption process seems to have worked and files have been successfully restored — and their attacker didn’t decide to squeeze them for additional funds immediately after they paid. The University’s IT department has slowly been bringing services back online in the wake of the attack and things are just about back to normal.How did they get infected in the first place? Though they haven’t yet named a specific source, attackers used a phishing campaign against University staff to deliver their malicious payload — probably hidden inside a bogus resume, invoice, or shipping document.There’s a somewhat silver lining to this particular cloud: the University doesn’t think that any of its data has leaked out as a result of the attack. That’s certainly a good thing, but you’ve got to think that any victim very publicly paying $20,000 to a ransomer has just sent out invitations to every other criminal lowlife with a ransomware strain to push.Image: University of Calgarylast_img read more

Aug
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UK deports radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   “This dangerous man has now been removed from our shores to face the courts in his own country,” May said in a statement. The Home Office then posted a picture on Twitter of Abu Qatada climbing the steps of a plane.Abu Qatada was wanted in Jordan for retrial in several terror cases in which he was sentenced in absentia. Britain had tried since 2001 to deport Abu Qatada _ whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman _ but courts have blocked extradition over concerns that evidence obtained under torture could be used against him.After years of successfully fighting the numerous attempts to expel him from the U.K., the 53-year-old preacher recently indicated he would voluntarily return to Jordan if that country and Britain ratified a treaty on torture.That treaty _ which explicitly bans the use of evidence “where there are serious and credible allegations that a statement from a person has been obtained by torture or ill-treatment” _ was ratified by Britain and Jordan last month.It paved the way for the long-awaited removal of the man described in courts in Britain and Spain as a senior al-Qaida figure in Europe who had close ties to the late Osama bin Laden. Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories LONDON (AP) – Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada was deported early Sunday from Britain to Jordan to face terror charges, ending over a decade-long battle to remove a man described as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe.The move comes after Britain and Jordan ratified a treaty on torture aimed at easing human rights concerns that had blocked previous attempts to deport the Palestinian-born Jordanian preacher.British Home Secretary Theresa May announced Abu Qatada’s departure in a statement early Sunday, expressing confidence that the public in the U.K. would welcome the conclusion of efforts dating back to 2001 to remove the radical cleric. Abu Qatada is accused by Britain of links with Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the United States over the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and with shoe bomber Richard Reid. Audio recordings of some of the cleric’s sermons were found in an apartment in Hamburg, Germany, used by some of the Sept. 11 hijackers.Authorities first tried to deport Abu Qatada in 2001, then detained him in 2002 under anti-terrorism laws, which at the time allowed suspected terrorists to be jailed without charge.Though he was released in 2005 when the unpopular law was overturned, the cleric was kept under close surveillance and detained in various ways. He most recently was being held at London’s Belmarsh prison after breaching a bail condition in March which restricted the use of mobile phones and communication devices.The British home secretary acknowledged the delays in the legal process in her statement announcing that “at last” Abu Qatada had been deported, saying it is “clear that we need to make sense of our human rights laws and remove the many layers of appeals available to foreign nationals we want to deport.”(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

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Mortgage Applications Pull Up from Latest Decline

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News December 10, 2014 450 Views Mortgage applications saw another increase heading into the year’s final month, bouncing back after a Thanksgiving-adjusted decline.Total mortgage application volumes increased 7.3 percent for the week ending December 5, according to survey data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). The jump, which includes seasonal adjustments, followed a drop of the same amount the week prior.Refinance applications surged 13 percent over the week, according to MBA, countering a 13 percent decrease recorded at the end of November. The refinance share of mortgage activity climbed back up to 64 percent after dropping to 60 percent.The only measure to see any real progress in the past two weeks was the gauge of home purchase applications, which was up another 1 percent after the previous week’s 3 percent increase. Removing seasonal factors, MBA estimates purchase application volumes are down 4 percent compared to this time last year—one of the smallest annual declines reported this year.Government activity was mixed for the week. The share of total applications for Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages fell to 9.0 percent from 9.3 percent in the previous survey, MBA reported. Meanwhile, the share of mortgage applications for loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs ticked up to 9.6 percent.The average interest rate for a conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.11 percent last week, up from 4.08 percent, MBA reported. Mortgage Applications Pull Up from Latest Declinecenter_img Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Purchase Loans Refinances 2014-12-10 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more