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Oct
15

CANADIAN ACTRESS SHAY MITCHELL PREGNANT

first_imgCanadian actress Shay Mitchell is pregnant.The Pretty Little Liars star announced she is expecting a baby with her longtime boyfriend, TV host Matte Babel, in a maternity video posted on her YouTube channel on Friday, when she showed off her bulging belly.The clip was titled, Guess Who’s Preggers, and in the accompanying caption, she wrote, “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “WOW … It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts.”Shay continued, “We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past six months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”The video features the 32-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., posing for a topless photoshoot, wearing a pair of baggy black pants and boots, while it also shows Shay undergoing an ultrasound and discussing the rollercoaster of emotions she has experienced during her pregnancy.The happy news comes six months after the actress revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last year. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Twitter Advertisement Shay Mitchell Advertisementlast_img read more

Oct
14

First Nations in BC voice concerns over mine project

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Taseko Mine proposal is back before the Federal Government.According to First Nations in British Columbia the proposal is worse for the environment than the first one the company submitted last year.They were back in Ottawa to voice their concern.last_img

Oct
12

‘Got thrown out of films without reason’

first_imgMumbai: Actor-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra says her journey in the Hindi film industry was not an easy ride as producers threw her out of their films without giving any reasons. In a post shared on the official Humans of Bombay Instagram page, Shilpa, who made her debut in Bollywood with Baazigar in 1993, opened up about her journey and struggles she faced in the Hindi film industry. Shilpa said it was a “great opportunity” to step out of her comfort zone and that the photographs came out really well, opening up the doors of modelling for her. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”I reached a point where after a few films my career hit a lull. I tried hard but it always felt like I was lagging behind. It’s not easy to be celebrated one moment and ignored the next. I remember there were producers, who without any reason, threw me out of their films,” recollected the actor. She decided to reinvent her herself and hence entered the reality TV show ‘Celebrity Big Brother 5’, which ended up leaving a “huge impact”. “I was publicly bullied and discriminated against just because of the country I belonged to. It wasn’t easy – I was all by myself in that house! But I kept me going.”last_img read more

Oct
8

Moonesinghe granted bail in Taiwan bank hacking case

Far Eastern International Bank was hacked by means of a computer virus and some US$60 million was wired to the accounts of the suspects at a Sri Lanka bank. Former Litro Gas chairman Shalila Moonesinghe, who was arrested over the hacking of a Taiwanese bank, was granted bail today.Moonesinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) after US$1.1 million from the Far Eastern International Bank in Taiwan was found in his personal bank account.

Oct
3

Job cuts at Calgarybased Encana

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Image via encana.com Job cuts at Calgary-based Encana Encana Corp. says it has trimmed its workforce by more than 200 over the past month or so.The Calgary-based energy company now has 1,400 fewer workers than when it unveiled a new strategy in the fall of 2013.When Encana announced what it described as its new, more focused direction, it cut close to 1,000 jobs and has been paring down its head count further since then.CEO Doug Suttles says one of the reasons for the recent job cuts is that current oil prices are much lower than what was expected when Encana launched its new strategy. by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jul 24, 2015 12:43 pm MDT read more

Oct
3

Ontario pot producer Canopy Growth to buy German distributor MedCann

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 28, 2016 7:26 am MDT Last Updated Nov 28, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario pot producer Canopy Growth to buy German distributor MedCann SMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. of Smiths Falls, Ont., has an agreement to buy pharmaceutical distributor MedCann, which has placed the Canadian marijuana company’s Tweed-branded cannabis strains in German pharmacies.The purchase — subject to approvals — will be made with Canopy shares (TSX:CGC), which on Friday closed at $10.60 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.At that value, the transaction would be worth about $7.2 million upon closing.Canopy would also pay up to 490,000 shares over two years if certain performance targets are achieved, bringing the total number of shares to be issued to about 1.16 million — one per cent of Canopy’s current common shares.Canopy Growth currently has a market value of about $1.2 billion, based on Friday’s stock price. read more

Oct
2

Syria Children families killed by airstrikes shelling in Afrin – UN

UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)Secretary-General António Guterres. “The reality on the ground across Syria demands swift action to protect civilians, alleviate suffering, prevent further instability, address the root causes of the conflict and forge, at long last, a durable political solution,” he said. Along with Eastern Ghouta, the Kurdish-held town is now among the worsening flashpoints, as the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year.“We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva on Friday.She said that the humanitarian situation is reportedly worsening, with Afrin Hospital, the only medical facility equipped for major operations, being inundated by the influx of injured people.We have been receiving deeply alarming reports from Afrin in Syria about civilian deaths and injuries due to airstrikes and ground-based strikes – OHCHR Spokesperson“There is also a severe water shortage due to the reported destruction of a pumping station as well as the control of other water resources by Turkish-led forces,” Ms. Shamdasani said.She also said that reports indicate that only those civilians who have contacts within the Kurdish authority or the Kurdish armed forces have been able to leave the town.Civilians are at risk of being killed, injured, besieged, used as human shields or displaced as a result of the fighting, she warned, reminding all parties to the conflict that they must permit civilians wishing to leave combat areas to do so in safety, and to ensure the protection of those who remain.In New York, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that “reports from inside Afrin indicate that dozens of children have been killed and many more injured since the start of hostilities in the district” and “for the last 10 days, children and families have suffered severe water shortages as the source of water for Afrin city has reportedly been cut off.”“Families are relying on untreated water and boreholes, potentially increasing the risk of waterborne diseases for about 250,000 people,” said UNICEF Communications Specialist Joe English. Reports from inside Afrin indicate that dozens of children have been killed – UNICEFHe said that there is no official displacement tracking mechanism but local sources estimate around 50,000 displaced people in the city. Families are being hosted by relatives and friends, in shops, government buildings and schools.Also on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement expressing his deep concern over “the desperation shown by the people fleeing in a massive exodus from Eastern Ghouta and Afrin.”He said he “profoundly” regrets that the countrywide ceasefire demanded by the Security Council has not been implemented. read more

Oct
2

Vote for 3MT peoples choice award

Carly Cameron, a MSc student in Applied Health Sciences, is one of the 11 finalists in the Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest with the virtual judging underway now.Cameron’s video of her presentation at the Ontario finals in April is now posted on the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) website along with the other finalists from across the country.University communities and the public can get involved in the contest by going to the CAGS website, by May 19, to vote for a national People’s Choice.A national judges’ panel will be selecting first- and second-place winners with prizes of $1,500 and $1,000. Their decisions, along with the winner of the People’s Choice award, will be announced the week of June 6. The People’s Choice winner is awarded $500.Cameron gave a flawless presentation to place among the best at the Ontario 3MT finals, held April 14 in Waterloo and hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University.Cameron finished in the fifth Ontario qualifying spot to advance to the national level. She received a double honour at the provincial competition by being chosen by her fellow presenters — 20 doctoral and master’s degree students — as the winner of the Participant’s Choice Award.This is the second time in four years that a Brock student has gone to the national level of the popular communications competition for graduate students. Developed in Australia by the University of Queensland in 2008, the 3MT challenges students to explain their research in plain language in just three minutes.Cameron’s research investigates ways to make the gym setting a more comfortable and less critical place for women. In her presentation, “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…,” Cameron explains that societal pressures to appear slim and beautiful may initially cause many women to be anxious when they view their reflection during workouts. But when those women use the mirror to develop correct techniques and form during exercise, that anxiety disappears. read more

Sep
28

Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State prepares to take on topranked Notre

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team (18-6-4, 11-6-1-0 Big Ten) travels to South Bend, Indiana, Friday and Saturday to take on top-ranked Notre Dame (21-5-2, 15-2-1-1 Big Ten) for a colossal Big Ten weekend series.Ohio State has won eight of its last 10 games, but is coming off a loss to Michigan State to split a weekend series.Notre Dame enters having lost just two of its last 20 games with the only blemishes coming against No. 17 Wisconsin and No. 12 Minnesota. It started that stretch with back-to-back wins versus the Buckeyes at the Schottenstein Center in early November.“I think we’re different because we’ve got more experience. We’ve played quite a few games and we’ve played some close games. I hope to think we’ve grown as a team. Our special teams, maybe our power play, is in a better spot,” Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik said. “Against a team like this, it all comes down to the little things. We didn’t do enough of the little things against them last time here. Hopefully, we’ve corrected some of that stuff.”Notre Dame is one of the best defensive teams in the country, allowing just two goals per game, third-fewest in the NCAA. The Irish defensemen almost act as extra goaltenders, blocking shots while clearing traffic in front of the net. They also can contribute offensively. Senior defenseman Jordan Gross leads the group with 21 point, while junior defenseman Bobby Nardella has 18 points and sophomore defenseman Andrew Peeke adds 11.If a player manages to get past those defensemen, he would still have to deal with sophomore goaltender Cale Morris. Morris has posted some of the best numbers in collegiate hockey, allowing the second-fewest goals-against average at 1.68 and registering the highest save percentage at .952.“You’ve got to get a guy in front of their goaltender. You’ve got to work to get into the dirty areas. It comes down to competing and it’s the one-on-one battles,” Rohlik said. “It’s either our will to get the goaltender or their will defensively to not let us there.”The Buckeyes’ special teams play has been a key for the team when its 5-of-5 play has faltered. The Ohio State power play has found its way into the top 10 in the country at 23.5 percent, joining the top-ranked penalty kill at 90.4 percent.Continuing that power-play success against Notre Dame won’t be easy, though, since the Irish’s penalty kill is fifth in the country at 88 percent.“We are going up against one of the best teams, No. 1 in the country and they are great at special teams, especially on the penalty kill,” Rohlik said. “Our best penalty kill is being disciplined and not taking penalties, and they do that as well. They don’t take a lot of penalties. When we get an opportunity, we’ve got to take advantage of it.”The Buckeyes sit in second place in the Big Ten standings with 34 points, 13 points behind the Irish, who are first with 47 points. With a win, Notre Dame can clinch the Big Ten regular-season title, which includes the top seed and a bye in the Big Ten tournament.The Irish need a victory at home where they have gone 10-3-1 this season. Ohio State redshirt defenseman Wyatt Ege would like to have them wait another week.“I don’t think you want anyone to have that success against you. I think that’s a big part of it,” Ege said. “We know that we are going to have to face them in the Big Ten Tournament too, potentially. I think this is a big weekend for us to send a message.”Puck drop for the weekend series will be at 7:35 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be played at the Compton Family Ice Arena. read more

Sep
25

Cheerleader and gaelic footballer named among three teens killed after crush at

Two people died at the party at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. TyroneCredit:PA Police check the perimeter of The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone, where two young people have died and others have been injured Police at the entrance of the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. Tyrone in Northern Ireland Emma Heatherington, whose two sons, aged 17 and 18, had been at the event, said she “felt sick” when she saw the police appeal. The service said: “NIAS despatched two Rapid Response Paramedics, two doctors and five emergency crews to the scene.”A source told Belfast Live: “A lot of people had congregated outside the Greenvale and there was a lot of carry on but suddenly all hell broke loose and there was a big panic. People were running all over the place.” “My two boys were there so I rang them, shaking and thankfully got them both,” she said. “They were on their way home at that stage.”They say there was a huge crowd waiting to get into the venue and then a lot of commotion up near the front of the queue, then they said the emergency services arrived and they were all asked to leave.”They came home very, very shaken with rumours that some people had died.” “The people that I’ve spoken to, they’re very shocked. It’s a close-knit community.” Police at the entrance of the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. Tyrone in Northern IrelandCredit:PA One of the teenage boys who died was today named locally as Connor Currie.Tributes were paid to Mr Currie, a keen gaelic footballer, by his club Edendork GAC in Dungannon.In a statement posted on social media, the club wrote: “As a club and community, we are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic passing of our much loved and highly thought of player and member Connor Currie.”Connor will forever be remembered with the greatest affection by all associated with our club and indeed the wider Edendork community.”We are all in shock at Connor’s untimely passing, to lose a dear friend and team mate is one of the most difficult life experiences you will have to face.”Morgan Barnard, a pupil at St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon, was also named as one of the victims.The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said they had received several calls at about 9.30pm following reports of a number of people having sustained serious injuries.  “You were an incredible cheerleader and were the backbone of our team.” Speaking from the scene, Mr Hamilton said: “Our preliminary investigations show there was a crush towards the front door of this hotel.”There looks like there was a large crowd of young people pushing up against the hotel.”Cheerleader Lauren Bullock was described as the “backbone” of the Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading NI team.The team said: “Euphoria are absolutely devastated to say we lost one of our senior athletes, Lauren Bullock, in the tragedy in Cookstown last night.”My heart is broken writing this. You were the most down to earth, beautiful soul and our Coral team will never be the same without you. Police check the perimeter of The Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone, where two young people have died and others have been injured Credit:Alan Lewis The 42-year-old, of Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, added: “While it’s not clear exactly what happened, it’s the most tragic ending imaginable to what was supposed to be a celebration of St Patrick’s Day.”Democratic Unionist Part leader Arlene Foster tweeted that her “thoughts and prayers” were “with everyone impacted by this tonight”.And Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill called it a “parents’ worst nightmare”.”My thoughts and prayers are with the families,” she added.Former Democratic Unionist MP for South Antrim, William McCrea, said: “We’ve got to see what lessons can be learned from this tragedy.”I drove past this 10 minutes before it happened, not knowing that 10 minutes later an absolute tragedy would happen. Two people died at the party at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown Co. Tyrone 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. A cheerleader and gaelic footballer were today named among the three teenagers killed at a St Patrick’s Day party in Northern Ireland amid reports of “a crush”.Paramedics were called to the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone on Sunday, where dozens of young people were attending a celebration.The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said in the early hours of Monday morning that a multi-agency incident was under way, confirming two people had died and that two others had been taken to hospital. Just after 7am on Monday, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton confirmed a third teenager had died.The victims were named as Lauren Bullock and Morgan Barnard, both 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie. read more

Sep
22

Julian Assange loses bid to scrap arrest warrant is told to be

first_imgHe lashed out at Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government in his statement to AAP. WIKILEAKS FOUNDER JULIAN Assange has reacted angrily after Australia’s attorney-general said he should be “man enough” to face Swedish sexual assault allegations.The Australian, who has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years, lost a court bid on Wednesday to get a Swedish arrest warrant against him scrapped.The 43-year-old Assange fears extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual molestation, which he denies.At the hearing in Stockholm District Court, prosecutors demanded that the warrant, issued in late 2010, should be upheld to secure Assange’s return to Sweden.Australian Attorney-General George Brandis told ABC radio the 43-year-old should deal with the claims against him.“I think Mr Assange should be man enough to face the allegations against him of being a sexual predator,” he said.Assange, who denies the charges, fears that if he goes to Sweden he will be sent to the United States to face charges for publishing classified material.He accused Brandis of stealing comments US Secretary of State John Kerry made about intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.“AG Brandis should stop plagiarising sexist claptrap and start doing his job: defending the legal rights of all Australians,” he said in a statement to Australian Associated Press.The former computer hacker, who has accused his home country of abandoning him, last year said he would not publicly address the Swedish allegations because “Australian men don’t like to talk about their private lives”. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweetcenter_img “WikiLeaks’ female staff members, who squared off with a superpower over our work and brought Edward Snowden to safety during the largest intelligence manhunt the world has ever seen, have more genuine courage in their little toes than the entire Abbott cabinet,” he said.Assange wants Swedish investigators to question him in London and his defence team said they would appeal the ruling.The activist sought refuge with Ecuador in June 2012 after exhausting all legal options in British courts to avoid being extradited to Sweden.WikiLeaks angered the United States in 2010 by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a huge cache of US diplomatic cables that embarrassed governments worldwide.© – AFP 2014Read: The Wikileaks Party got fewer votes than the Australian Sex Party >Read: Watch: Julian Assange’s election song is really quite bizarre >last_img read more

Sep
21

Sunday Mail article upsets Greek community in SA

first_imgAn article that appeared in last week’s Sunday Mail titled “The Shame of my Athens” has upset members of the Greek community in South Australia, Neos Kosmos has been told. In the article, written by Australian journalist Amanda Dardanis, she describes her life as a Greek Australian living in Greece, and the current demise of the country due to the financial crisis. She said the fault lay with the “selfish” and “deceitful” Greeks who bought this financial crisis on themselves. Neos Kosmos was advised by members of the Greek community that the article was offensive and by no means a true representation of a country in crisis and felt the media were again misrepresenting the crisis and portraying it in a bad light. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Sep
20

Tetris le jeu réduirait les effets à long terme des traumatismes psychologiques

first_imgTetris : le jeu réduirait les effets à long terme des traumatismes psychologiques sévèresOxford, Angleterre – Selon les chercheurs de l’université d’Oxford, jouer au célèbre jeu vidéo Tetris après un traumatisme sévère pourrait réduire la gravité du stress post-traumatique.Le fait de jouer à Tetris peu de temps après la survenue de l’évènement à l’origine du traumatisme réduirait la fréquence des flashbacks douloureux. Cette découverte pourrait permettre de mettre au point des traitements pour les victimes d’accident, de viol, d’une maladie grave ou les témoins d’une guerre, d’un attentat, de la mort violente d’un proche…À lire aussiPsychopathe et sociopathe : qu’est-ce que c’est et comment les différencier ?L’équipe du docteur Emily Holmes, du département de psychiatrie de l’université d’Oxford a testé l’effet du jeu sur quarante personnes en bonne santé. Toutes ont dû regarder des images de personnes blessées, ainsi que des campagnes chocs de lutte contre l’alcool au volant. Trente minutes plus tard, la moitié d’entre elles ont dû jouer à Tetris pendant 10 minutes, tandis que l’autre moitié patientait. Il s’est avéré que, la semaine suivante, celles qui avaient pu jouer à Tetris avaient beaucoup moins de flash-back des images violentes que les autres. D’après Emily Holmes, le jeu vidéo empêcherait le cerveau de stocker certains souvenirs, si on y joue immédiatement après le choc.Les chercheurs ont choisi Tetris parce que ce jeu utilise un large panel de zones cérébrales grâce aux multiples formes et couleurs présentées aux joueurs. Par conséquent, il n’est pas certain que d’autres jeux vidéo eussent été aussi efficaces. Le 28 mars 2010 à 17:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sep
15

Miami rollover wreck leaves 1 hospitalized

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A rollover wreck in Miami has left one person hospitalized.The crash happened Monday morning at a gas station near Northwest 54th Street and Seventh Avenue.The overturned car stopped short of a gas pump, avoiding a potential explosion.Miami Fire Rescue transported one man to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Sep
15

Body cam shows cookieeating squirrel charging police officers

first_imgBROCKPORT, NY (WSVN) — When New York officers responded to a report of a house break-in, they came face to face with a squirrel that wasn’t going down without a fight.According to Brockport Police, the squirrel had entered the residence and reportedly ate some cookies in the kitchen.When the two officers arrived to capture the squirrel, it leaped towards one of them.Ultimately, officers were able to capture the squirrel and release it without injury.The police department said the homeowner was relieved that their uninvited guest was set free.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sep
5

Greece Referendum Sensex Could Fall by Over 3 on No Vote Tata

first_imgThe continuation of recent strength in the Indian stock markets remains in doubt going by Greece referendum, in which the Greeks will decide on accepting the terms of the country’s creditors.Domestic stock markets rose 1.6% in the past four trading sessions on the hopes that Greek voters would say ‘yes’ to austerity measures in the referendum.However, a ‘no’ vote in the referendum could increase the possibilities of Greece leaving the eurozone and could rattle the global stock markets including India’s.Analysts expect the benchmark equity indices to plunge more than 3% in the early sessions next week, if Greeks votes against market expectations.”If there is ‘no’ vote from Greece, then there would be knee jerk reactions across the globe. Indian markets may absorb most of the negative news and Nifty may take support at 8200 levels,” Yogesh Radke, head of quantitative research at Edelweiss Capital, told The Economic Times.Further, lack of heavy short positions to curtail the fall in markets is also a cause of concern.”If there is disappointment from Greece, Nifty can drop to 8200 levels.” said Dharmesh Shah, head, technical at ICICI Direct.The NSE Nifty index closed 8484.90 on Friday, up 40 points or 0.47%. The BSE Sensex gained 146.99 points to end at 28092.79.This week, markets remained strong on the reports of above normal monsoon rainfall across the country, even though there was some volatility on Monday. Better-than-expected monsoon rainfall raaised expectations of interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as early as August.Nevertheless, India VIX, a gauge of market volatility, went up by 4.8% to 16.30 on Friday, indicating that the investors remain jittery over the outcome of Greece referendum.”There will be volatility in markets if there is a ‘no’ vote but that won’t be material because currently the European Union is running a huge quantitative easing programme which would give support to global markets,” said Gopal Agarwal, chief investment officer at Mirae Asset Global Investments.Stock markets may continue their rally if Greeks say ‘yes’ to the conditions set by the lenders to the country.”If things remain positive, we expect Nifty to extend its rally to 8850 level,” said Shah.Besides Greece referendum, the other triggers for the markets this month will be inflation figures, quarterly results and progress in monsoon rains.Investors also await the passage of the landmark Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill by the Modi government in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament. However, the chances of the Bill being passed in this session also looks slim.Stock to WatchAuto stocks such as Tata Motors, Bharat Forge and Motherson Sumi, which have a major presence in the eurozone, may come under pressure. These stocks witnessed a heavy sell-off on Monday on the reports that Greece would default on loan payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Shares of IT companies such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tata consultancy Services (TCS) that derive a major part of their revenues from the region, may also see selling pressure. A fall in euro on Grexit fears may hit the revenues of Indian IT companies.last_img read more

Sep
1

High Lead Levels Plague DC Schools

first_imgRameen Aminzadeh, LaTricea Adams, and Talia Buford discussed the impact of the Flint water crisis on the testing, treatment, and outreach of water systems across the country, including the District, where high levels of lead have been found in several public schools. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman)Troubling levels of lead found in drinking water at several D.C. schools have parents, water officials, and city leaders on high alert. Despite efforts by the Department of General Services to allay fears and work to install proper filtration systems, parents of students at Minor Elementary, Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan in Northeast, and Payne Elementary in Southeast are worried lead exposure may impact their children’s health in the same manner as residents of Flint, Michigan.According to an April 25 talk hosted by the Environmental Law Society, the Black Law Students Association and the American Constitution Society at the University of D.C.’s David A. Clarke School of Law, parental fears may be justified. More than 3,700 tests were performed with 17 water sources at 12 schools testing positive for extremely high levels of lead, according to the public school system.“I’m an educator and the impact lead exposure has had on children just in terms of the cognitive issues, is staggering,” said LaTricea Adams, founder of Black Millennials for Flint, a grassroots, social movement to fight environmental injustice. “The schools tested in D.C. showed ridiculously high levels of lead and those places are not only concentrated in Wards 7 and 8, but they are also places with a high number of Black and Latino people. There is . . . apathy among people in power and were it not for the heightened sense of interest in lead contamination caused by Flint, this could be catastrophic.”D.C. Public Schools said the general services department and their contractors followed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) guidelines in determining whether the amount of lead or other substances in drinking water is acceptable.  If unsafe levels are discovered, steps are taken immediately to prevent students and staff from drinking the water and the department establishes a treatment plan to bring the water back to safe levels.  These efforts can include replacing equipment, treating water, or installing filters.“These are neighborhood schools, which suggests to me that the plumbing in the schools is the same or similar to that in our communities’ libraries, grocery stores, apartment complexes, and restaurants,” Belinda Sharpe, parent of a student at Minor Elementary school, told the AFRO.  “I am pleased that the schools are testing water fountains, but the city’s entire infrastructures should be evaluated so that D.C. doesn’t become the next Flint.”Rameen Aminzadeh, chief operating officer of the humanitarian non-profit Beats, Rhymes, and Relief, said the institutionalized racism that categorized the Flint water crisis requires more than distributing bottled water and new filtration systems to remedy the long-term effects.“The long-term effects of lead poisoning is devastating, especially when you consider that the communities impacted are already challenged by the school to prison pipeline and marginalized by disenfranchisement,” said Aminzadeh, who spent more than six weeks in Flint following the original crisis. “Unfortunately the overflow of misinformation and the lack of response from the federal government that had residents boiling water for two years only to learn that boiling lead contaminated water actually increases its intensity is what you want to avoid in D.C.”Aminzadeh recited a laundry list of chronic diseases and infections caused by lead exposure, including bleeding from their ears, staph infections, and loss of memory, adding that the psychological toll is immeasurable. “Psychologically, the piece that is not being talked about, is the stigma attached to lead exposure,” Aminzadeh said.  “Flint is like a chemical war zone – something seen in Libya or Syria.”last_img read more

Aug
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A look at Atom text editor for GNULinux

first_imgA look at Atom text editor for GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on August 09, 2017 in Linux – Last Update: August 03, 2017 – 9 commentsThere are so many different text editors out there, some have a GUI, some are terminal based; and so many people prefer different ones for different reasons.With all that said, there are times when I stumble upon new piece of software that seems to stand out above the rest, and in the case of text editors; Atom has done just that.Atom is a hackable text editor, meaning that it can be customized almost to an extreme, but yet, is perfectly usable and awesome even just with its default setup.It’s also available for Windows and MacOS X, but truth be told I’ve only really encountered people using it on GNU/Linux. Not to say there aren’t people using it on other platforms, just my own observations.Installing AtomAtom can be installed either via .deb or .rpm packages easily downloaded from the main website, or if you prefer you can build it from source.FeaturesThe Atom website lists some of its features as:Cross-Platform editing — Atom works across operating systems. You can use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.Built-in package manager — Search for and install new packages or start creating your own—all from within Atom.Smart Autocompletion — Atom helps you write code faster with a smart, flexible autocomplete.Filesystem Browser — Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one windowMultiple Panes — Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files.Find and Replace — Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.As you can tell, Atom is geared towards developers and programmers, however, I’ve been using it to edit configuration files for one of my servers, and it’s been quite a nice treat to use.One of the awesome things about Atom is that there are mods/addons called “Packages” for Atom that can be installed to enhance the application with nearly any addition you can think of. https://atom.io/packages lists 6,503 packages available at the time of me writing this article.Atom also has a few built-in themes, and plenty more can be found online for those who don’t like the initial appearance. I opted for the “One Dark” theme that came with Atom, but https://atom.io/themes shows 2,226 themes available online just from this one resource location for Atom. I’m sure there are probably more scattered across the web as well, so if you can think of a way you’d want it to look….It’s probably out there!Lastly, Atom is probably the most heavily and properly documented application I’ve come across in what feels like ages. The “Flight Manual” as they call it (http://flight-manual.atom.io/)) has detailed and easy to follow documentation on everything from how to use Atom, to the deeper workings like customizing or even replacing the engine that drives it, creating your own themes, and everything you could possibly need to know about creating packages for Atom, debugging, etc.Last wordsOverall, Atom is an absolute powerhouse of a text editor that could be useful for powerusers and developers but also for people just looking for a nice and clean text editor to use for simple note taking alike. If you’re in the market for something like this, I highly recommend giving it a try.SummaryArticle NameA look at Atom text editor for GNU/LinuxDescriptionAtom is a hackable text editor, meaning that it can be customized almost to an extreme, but yet, is perfectly usable and awesome even just with its default setup.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tour guide airlifted to hospital in Ladysmith after falling on Drakensberg pass

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite A tour guide fell and injured himself in the Drakensberg on Tuesday (March 20).It is believed that the 28-year-old man tripped and fell near Fangs Pass in the Drakensberg (between Royal Natal National Park and Cathedral Peak), sustaining moderate injuries.It is believed that, due to his injuries, the man stayed on the pass overnight.He injured his knee and ankle.Also read: Update: Man trapped inside grain silo for 10 hours in WintertonAlso read: 73-year-old German doctor rescued and airlifted by paramedics after fall in Drakensberg The man was airlifted from the pass to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital on Wednesday morning (March 21).ER24 paramedics assisted a community medic from Royal Natal National and Westline aviation with ground support at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more