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Mawazine Blues at Bouregreg with Delgrés

Rabat – With hundreds of years of culture and tradition behind them, Delgrés brought the sound of the West Indies to Rabat on Tuesday, June 25 with their Carribean blues-inspired performance.On the fifth day of the Mawazine, Delgrés brought the smooth flow of blues as well as the hypnotic energy of rock and soul music to the festival’s “Rhythms of the World Stage” on the banks of the river Bou Regreg.Energetic guitar riffs accompanied with hefty drum beats and tuba sounds has allowed the band to fuse together influences from a myriad of genres. From blues and rock to reggae and soul music, the band’s sound represents a melting pot of rhythms from around the world. However, despite the influences the band has adopted, it remains firmly dedicated to its Caribbean sound and origins, distinguishing it from other artists performing at this year’s Mawazine.This Carribean influence can be seen upon first look at the band’s name: Delgrés. Selected shortly following the release of their track “Mo Jodi” (I’ll Die Today), the band’s name is a reference to Louis Delgrés, who died after revolting against French Napoleonic troops attempting to reintroduce slavery to the West Indies.“The piece Mo Jodi (I’ll Die Today) pays tribute to his sacrifice. As a result, the figure of Louis Delgrès was ever-present as the band slowly matured, to the extent that it seemed obvious they should take on his name,” said Pascal Danaë, the band’s lead singer.Meanwhile, the band’s use of the dobro guitar, accompanied by drums and brass instruments, helps to further entrench the Carribean vibes given off by their musical performances.Read also: Mawazine: Les Amazones d’Afrique Bring World Music to BouregregDelgrés has routinely used their music to convey messages that are difficult to state with just words. Songs such as Mr. President, venting frustration with the world’s treatment of the marginalized, and Ramené Mwen, emphasizing feelings after rejection, help to creatively express many emotions collectively felt around the world.Whether or not every member of the audience could understand the band’s creolized French, the music’s message was universally understood and its emotional weight was universally felt by all in attendance. read more

Probe on processions held violating polls law

Investigations are being held with regards to processions staged soon after the accepting of nominations for the August 17 Parliamentary elections closed on Monday.Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that video footage and photographs of the processions are being analysed. Local election monitors reported election law violations at several locations around the island as the deadline for accepting of nominations for the August 17 Parliament elections ended on Monday afternoon. The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said that processions including several vehicle processions were reported after the main political parties handed over their nomination papers to the respective District Secretariats.CaFFE Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon said that most of the election law violations were reported from Kurunegala, Galle and the Vanni Districts. He said that in the Galle District at least six processions were held in violation of election laws disregarding orders issued by the Department of Elections and the police.Tennakoon said that in the Kurunegala District several processions were held outside the town while in the Vanni District a candidate had attempted to travel by procession using over 120 vehicles from Silavathura to Vavuniya but was stopped at three locations by the police. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the police had been advised not to use force to disperse the processions and instead to take video footage of the processions and file legal action on the accused later. read more

OPP says fatal transport truck collisions are up

Ontario Provincial Police say fatal transport truck collisions are up in all but two of the force’s six regions this year.The OPP says officers have responded to 33 transport truck-related collisions so far this year.That marks a 37.5 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.41 people have died in those crashes.OPP say they’ve investigated more than 3,600 transport truck-related collisions – 11 per cent of the total number of collisions so far this year.The force also says it has spent close to 4,300 hours on transport truck inspections and taken 658 vehicles off the road.These troubling statistics come as the OPP prepare for its “Operation Safe Trucking” campaign.“We continue to work diligently with our road safety and trucking industry partners toward our goal of reducing the number of transport truck collisions on our roads,” said OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes.“Despite our efforts, it takes a firm commitment to safe driving on the part of all transport truck drivers and other motorists in order to see a significant reduction in these types of collisions.”The campaign runs from July 15 to July 21. read more

Eating less red meat could lead to a longer life study

VIDEO: New research from the Nurses’ Health study and the Health Professionals follow-up study have found that your red meat intake can be tied to your risk of early death. Meridith Wood has more.

Alberta First Nations chief to be honoured for 30 years of business

by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Nov 20, 2016 3:08 pm MDT Photo: Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business Alberta First Nations chief to be honoured for 30 years of business leadership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Business leaders from across Canada will be in Calgary celebrating the successes of an Alberta First Nations chief. Jim Boucher, who is the chief of the Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta, will be honoured on Wednesday evening at the Aboriginal Connections Reception. J.P. Gladu, president and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, said Boucher has spent the past 30 years building strong partnerships between Fort McKay, industry and government. Gladu said in the early days, the First Nation was opposed to development for fears it would be negatively impacted, but shifted when members realized there were opportunities to work with industry to develop their economy, and that they could have a say in how and where the development happened. He said Boucher’s ability to build relationships has led to the economic and social success of the First Nation. “At the end of the day, it gets down to relationships,” Gladu said. “We need to treat relationships like we treat our marriages in that if we’re going to have a healthy marriage; we have to have a healthy understanding of each other.”“We have to understand where the value is in the relationship, and we have to communicate regularly. We both have to benefit from the relationship, and we both have to be at the table when we make decisions.”Gladu added, Boucher took time and effort to build these types of relationships, and the companies Fort McKay works with have reciprocated, which is why the community is such a success story. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State blows another secondhalf lead falls to Clemson 7965

Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop attempts a contested 3-pointer in the first half against Clemson Wednesday. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the second straight game, Ohio State blew it in the second half. Like in its 67-66 loss to Butler, the Buckeyes seemed to have everything going right for them early, and lost all momentum when it came down to the final stretch of the game.Ohio State (5-3) led Clemson (6-1) for nearly 26:43, but a late slump by the Buckeyes pushed the Tigers to their 79-65 victory in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center.The Tigers slowly crept back into the game after trailing by as much as 13 in the first half. Clemson began the second half on a 23-16 run and with 11:08 remaining took its first lead, 54-53, since the game’s opening minute. A 15-3 run pushed the Tigers well ahead 64-56 with just 7:36 left.Head coach Chris Holtmann expressed frustration that his team squandered back-to-back games it should have won, citing a step back in mental toughness from earlier in the season when the Buckeyes fought through slumps and opposing runs.“I didn’t think we handled adversity very well and weren’t as connected as we needed to be and let frustration get the best of us and so I think we definitely took a step backwards when it comes to that today,” Holtmann said. “We’re going to have to respond better to runs and I’m going to have to continue to coach that better.”The Buckeyes began with plenty of life, especially from beyond the arc. The first shot made was a 3-pointer by redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop. Shortly thereafter, Bates-Diop fired another 3 from the baseline to put the Buckeyes up 8-5. They shot a combined 53.3 percent from beyond the arc, making 8-of-15 shots.Freshman forward Kyle Young entered the game with 14:24 left on the clock, and just 18 seconds slammed home a one-handed dunk to put the Buckeyes up 17-7. About two minutes later, he made the first 3-pointer of his collegiate career to bring the score to 22-11.But when Clemson switched from man-to-man to zone defense, Ohio State could not find the basket. The Buckeyes went on a 3:41 scoring drought with less than 10 minutes left in the first half, and the Tigers and the Tigers responded with a 10-0 run to make it 24-21. Ohio State has struggled consistently when opposing teams bring out zone defenses, and Holtmann said the Buckeyes will need to become a better passing team in order to better attack the zone.“Good zone-offensive teams are really good passing teams,” Holtmann said. “And I think we are just going to have to simplify some stuff and be able to move the ball and pass it quicker and make quicker decisions. Maybe simplify some things on our end as well.”The Buckeyes began the game passing without much of a problem, however. Of their 14 shots made in the first half, 12 came on assists. But Ohio State could not keep its passing up in the second half and added only three more assists to its total by the time the game ended. “I can think of more than a couple times that the ball should have moved and it’s stuck in guys hands,” Holtmann said. A lay-up by junior forward Jae’Sean Tate with 13:26 put Ohio State up 51-44, but a 3-pointer from Clemson guard Shelton Mitchell and a one-handed fast-break dunk by senior forward Donte Grantham after a turnover from freshman guard Musa Jallow shrunk the lead to 51-49.That quickly became a theme of the game for Clemson, with the Tigers making the Buckeyes pay for every turnover or fast-break opportunity. Clemson scored 23 points off turnovers and 16 points off fast-break opportunities. Bates-Diop said the issues they encountered late came back to that mental toughness Holtmann had cited, and said the Buckeyes just seemed to fall apart and not get itself back up.“I mean that’s only mental toughness,” Bates-Diop said, referring to the second-half collapse. “That’s just knowing you can’t turn the ball over, try to find shooters on there as they start knocking down 3s and led to them getting layups. Their big men started putting some work on us. Credit to them, they found all of our weak-spots and capitalized on them.”Ohio State plays Wisconsin on the road at 5 p.m. Saturday. read more

NHS urgent cancer referral targets missed for first time

Fran Woodard, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Director of Policy and Impact said: “Missing this target is a worrying indication of the NHS falling at the first hurdle of cancer care as performance slips under mounting pressure on the health system.“To be told you may have cancer and then be left waiting for those fears to be confirmed, or even allayed, can be incredibly traumatic for people and their families, and may cause concerning delays to treatment,” she said.The charity urged the Government to do more to improve cancer care, and to ensure earlier diagnosis and treatment of those with suspected cancer.A spokesperson from NHS England said: “NHS is now seeing nearly two million urgent GP referrals a year, with a record 14,000 people receiving their first treatment following an urgent referral in June, equating to an extra 130 people each week compared to last year.”Catching cancer earlier is vital, which is why the NHS is deliberately putting itself under pressure by significantly increasing the number of people referred for checks.” Just 80.8 per cent of cancer sufferers began treatment within 62 days, a fall from 82.3 per cent in the previous quarter.It means that a target for 85 per cent of cases to start treatment within this timeframe has now been missed for more than four years.Senior policy fellow Tim Gardner, from the charity Health Foundation which analysed the figures, said: “This data suggests the health service’s capacity to diagnose and treat those patients promptly has not kept pace with need and the 14 day wait target from GP referral for suspected cancer to first outpatient appointment has been missed for a whole quarter for the first time since records began in 2008/09.“This is concerning at a time of the year when the NHS should have some respite from winter pressures, and there is a similar picture of longer waits for emergency care and planned surgery as demand exceeds capacity.” Quarterly targets for patients with suspected cancer to see a hospital consultant within two weeks have been missed for the first time. GPs are supposed to identify patients whose symptoms suggest cancer for “urgent referral” to a hospital specialist.NHS targets state that 93 per cent of cases should be seen within a fortnight, so that tests and treatment can be started.But analysis reveals this target was missed for the whole quarter ending June 2018, with the worst performance since records began in 2008.In the latest quarter, 91.4 per cent of patients with suspected cancer urgently referred by a GP were seen within 14 days.The proportion of suspected cancer patients who started treatment within two months of being urgently referred by a GP also fell.Just 80.8 per cent of cancer sufferers began treatment within 62 days, a fall from 82.3 per cent in the previous quarter.It means that a target for 85 per cent of cases to start treatment within this time frame has now been missed for more than four years. 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. Quarterly targets for patients with suspected cancer to see a hospital consultant within two weeks have been missed for the first time.GPs are supposed to identify patients whose symptoms suggest cancer for “urgent referral” to a hospital specialist.NHS targets state that 93 per cent of cases should be seen within a fortnight, so that tests and treatment can be started.But analysis reveals this target was missed for the whole quarter ending June 2018, with the worst performance since records began in 2008.In the latest quarter, 91.4 per cent of patients with suspected cancer urgently referred by a GP were seen within 14 days.The proportion of suspected cancer patients who started treatment within two months of being urgently referred by a GP also fell. read more

Camborne to help Malaysias Perak state revive its tin mining industry

first_imgThe University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is to play a pivotal role in an international collaboration aimed at reviving and stimulating the tin mining industry in Malaysia’s second largest state. CSM, based at the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall, has signed a technical cooperation agreement with key representatives from the Malaysian state of Perak, at a special ceremony in Hertfordshire. Situated to the north of Kuala Lumpur, Perak was once renowned as one of the world’s largest tin producers. The agreement will seek to boost the state’s endeavors to develop a sustainable and cohesive mining industry within Perak.CSM said that it was identified for the project due to its “exceptional global reputation within the mining industry”, producing highly-qualified and internationally-recognized graduates. Professor Kip Jeffrey, First Quantum Minerals Professor of Mining Engineering at CSM, signed the agreement at the headquarters of ITRI Ltd, which is also part of the technical cooperation agreement. Jeffrey said the agreement offered an important opportunity to apply and pass on new knowledge to the burgeoning Perak mining industry: “This exciting partnership will deliver considerable benefits to both the people and economy of Malaysia. This is a great opportunity to apply the latest advances in development of sustainable mining technologies and practice to the tin industry and to pass them on the next generation of engineers and researchers, to create a sustainable industry and associated educational opportunities.”Professor Jeffrey was joined by Aminudin Hashim, Chief Executive Officer of Menteri Besar Inc, one of the state’s investment arms, and David Bishop, Managing Director of ITRI. The signing ceremony was also witnessed by the Rt Hon Chief Minister of Perak, Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, as part of an official visit to London. Speaking at the ceremony, Hashim expressed that the State Government is currently embarking on developing a comprehensive ‘Mining Blueprint’: “Thus this collaboration between MB Inc (Perak) and both ITRI Ltd and Camborne School of Mines will greatly help in preparing the Blueprint as well as guiding its implementation. This is in line with the aim of the state in becoming a bustling haven by capitalising on its wealth of natural resources, and turning them into high-impact businesses. Partnerships in strategic areas, such as these, are important to promote sustainable economic growth and development in Perak. Subsequently, this will contribute towards the improved socio-economic well-being of the people of Perak.”David Bishop, Managing Director of ITRI also welcomed the move: “New sustainable tin supply and new tin technologies to boost demand are both key to future growth of the tin industry. This collaboration is a significant step forward in achieving those goals.”last_img read more

Anne Frank museum defends Bieber after furore over belieber comment

first_imgAMSTERDAM’S ANNE FRANK museum has defended teen idol Justin Bieber amid a furore over his comments that he hoped the Jewish teen who died in a Nazi camp would have been a fan.“We think that what’s special is that a 19-year-old comes to the Anne Frank House and spends an hour visiting on a Friday night,” museum spokeswoman Maatje Mostart told AFP amid growing criticism of the pop star’s perceived selfishness.Canadian heartthrob Bieber visited the museum-house, where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and wrote in the guestbook:Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.A belieber is a term used to describe one of the celebrity’s fanatical fans, most of whom are teen or pre-teen girls.“He could be doing other things in Amsterdam, he was very interested,” said Mostart.“That’s more important than the commotion that we’re now seeing,” she said. “That’s the positive side and we want to leave it at that.”Bieber’s remarks have provoked furious responses on Facebook, where the museum announced the news, with users attacking Bieber’s perceived ignorance.‘Stupid and shortsighted’Esther Voet, director of the Netherlands’ Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), said that Bieber’s comments were “stupid and shortsighted.”“It shows you that superstars don’t always have a stellar IQ,” she told AFP.Anne Frank’s diary is a moving account of her two years in hiding from the Nazis with her family in a secret annexe that is today a popular museum in central Amsterdam.She died in 1945 aged 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany.Bieber is on a European tour and played in the Dutch city of Arnhem last Saturday.- © AFP, 2013Read: 7 best reactions to Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank comments >last_img read more

Farright Australian senator censured over ugly and divisive Christchurch comments

first_img Independent Senator Fraser Anning in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 Image: AAP/PA Images 17,868 Views Wednesday 3 Apr 2019, 12:33 PM 51 Comments By AFP Short URL Far-right Australian senator censured over ‘ugly and divisive’ Christchurch comments Anning drew international condemnation for linking the killing of 50 people in two mosques last month to immigration. A FAR-RIGHT AUSTRALIAN senator who said the Christchurch mosque massacre was the result of Muslim immigration into New Zealand was censured for his “ugly and divisive” comments by his parliamentary peers on Wednesday.Fraser Anning, who drew international condemnation for linking the 15 March killing of 50 people in two mosques last month to immigration, has refused to apologise for his views.He faced more criticism later for physically striking a teenager who cracked a raw egg on his head in a viral incident in Melbourne.Politicians from major and minor parties joined forces to censure the controversial Queensland Senator in a voice vote in the upper house Senate.“Senator Anning’s comments were ugly and divisive. They were dangerous and unacceptable from anyone, let alone a member of this place,” leader of the conservative Liberal-National government in the Senate, Mathias Cormann, told the body.Anning dismissed the censure motion as an attack on free speech. “It is also an exercise in left-wing virtue signalling of the worst kind,” he told the Senate before the vote.He sits as an independent lawmaker after defecting from the anti-Muslim One Nation party, whose two senators abstained from the censure vote. Independent Senator Fraser Anning in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 Image: AAP/PA Images Share4 Tweet Email Anning faced more criticism for physically striking the teenager who cracked an egg on his head at a Melbourne public appearance – 17-year-old Will Connolly, who became known around the world as “Egg Boy.” Source: AAP/PA ImagesLeader of the opposition in the Senate, Labor’s Penny Wong, added that the censure was moved to “take a clear stand against hatred and extremist ideology”.“We must repudiate those who seek to spread intolerance and hate and in doing so undermine our democratic values,” Wong said. “There is a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. The former is a feature of our democracy; the latter is an attack on our democracy.”Anning was elected in 2017 by a fluke of Australia’s proportional voting system, having received only 19 first preference votes.The independent senator has courted controversy for his views, and once called for a “final solution” to Australian immigration.He is unlikely to be re-elected when Australians go to the polls next month.Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant has been charged with murder in the shootings and is due to appear in a New Zealand court on Friday.- © AFP 2019 , Apr 3rd 2019, 12:33 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les taches solaires détectables jusquà 48 heures avant leur apparition

first_imgLes taches solaires, détectables jusqu’à 48 heures avant leur apparitionSelon une étude américaine publiée vendredi, les taches solaires, régions de la surface du Soleil marquées par une intense activité magnétique, sont désormais détectables 24 à 48 heures avant leur apparition. Un progrès devant les risques que celles-ci peuvent représenter.Alors que le Soleil semble s’être récemment réveillé d’une période de faible activité, c’est une découverte qui pourrait s’avérer très utile dont fait part vendredi la revue Science. En effet, les chercheurs du Laboratoire de physique expérimentale de l’Université Stanford en Californie y expliquent qu’ils ont trouvé un moyen de détecter entre 24 et 48 heures à l’avance l’apparition de taches solaires. Ces régions de la surface du Soleil sont marquées par une température inférieure à leur environnement, mais surtout par une activité magnétique intense. Avant même qu’ils ne soient visibles, ces phénomènes sont ainsi capables de provoquer de fortes perturbations magnétiques, dangereuses pour les astronautes se trouvant dans l’espace et pouvant perturber les systèmes de télécommunications et de navigation terrestre. D’où l’importance de prévoir leur apparition.Au cours de leurs travaux, les chercheurs ont en fait utilisé des observations faites par échographie Doppler avec l’Observatoire solaire et héliosphérique, un satellite placé en orbite autour du Soleil dans le cadre d’une mission conjointe de la Nasa et de l’Agence spatiale européenne, rappelle l’AFP. Grâce à ces données, ils ont alors découvert que les champs magnétiques se formaient à près de 65.000 kilomètres sous la surface du Soleil, donc bien avant que les taches solaires n’apparaissant à la surface de l’astre.Mieux prévoir la “météo spatiale” À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESACes champs seraient ainsi beaucoup plus puissants qu’anticipé par les modèles précédents, remontant de l’intérieur du Soleil à une vitesse variant de 0,3 à 0,6 kilomètre à la seconde et ne formant des taches solaires que 24 à 48 heures après. C’est donc en étudiant ces champs que les chercheurs sont parvenus à détecter les taches bien avant leur apparition. “Cette nouvelle méthode de détection des taches solaires devrait améliorer les capacités de prévisions de “la météo” dans l’espace”, souligne Stathis Ilonidis, principal auteur de l’étude cité par l’AFP. En outre, alors que plusieurs éruptions solaires sont survenues ces derniers mois, les astronomes américains ont aujourd’hui observé une diminution des taches solaires et un ralentissement de l’activité près des pôles. Des éléments qui témoignent, selon eux, que le Soleil s’achemine vers une période prolongée de calme plat. Le 19 août 2011 à 10:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le LG Prada 30 est enfin officiel

first_imgLe LG Prada 3.0 est enfin officielL’annonce dans les règles du LG Prada 3.0 a enfin eu lieu. Le luxueux téléphone portable transforme Android, avec une interface stylisée noire et blanc du meilleur gout.Le dernier né de LG est très fin, 8.5mm, et très léger. Sa texture quadrillée à l’arrière est également un vrai plaisir. Il a 4.3 pouces d’écran tactile WVGA (10,75 cm), protégé par du verre Gorilla, un verre souvent utilisé dans les Smartphones pour sa résistance aux rayures, et sa solidité même à faible épaisseur.Depuis le premier LG-Prada en 2007, cette coopération entre un constructeur et une grande marque à avoir tenu dans la durée.À lire aussiLG : l’Optimus 4X HD arrive en juin Au-delà des apparences, il s’agit d’un processeur dual-core avec Gingerbread (Android 2.3.7), 8Gb de stockage interne, plus un slot microSD. La batterie stocke 1540mAh, une capacité dans la moyenne, mais qu’il faudra évaluer en pratique face à la consommation du processeur. La caméra capte huit mégapixels par photo et 1080p dans les vidéos.Glamour, non ?  Le 16 décembre 2011 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gotham Meets Its New Mayor

first_imgStay on target NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Penguin has been elected mayor on a platform of getting rid of all Gotham’s monsters. Everyone seems to be OK with the fact that he’s pretty monstrous himself, but that’s beside the point. After the conclusion of last week’s episode, fans were wondering what The Penquin would do with his newfound power. Well so far, it’s not all bad.We open with Penguin’s inauguration and see him doing all the nice photo-op things mayors are supposed to do. He feeds the homeless, he cuts the ribbon on a new school bus. But during a press conference where he celebrates having rid Gotham of the monsters, a group of red-hooded criminals show up and decapitate a statue of Penguin’s mother. Penguin goes to meet with “constituents,” which include Barbara, Mr. Zsasz and a whole host of unsavory characters, and tell them to deal with the red hoods. After a cut to the red hoods’ hideout, we learn that Butch is their leader.At GCPD, Bullock theorizes that the attackers are a copycat group of the Red Hood Gang, only instead of robbing banks, they have some beef with Penguin. Before they can begin investigating, Nygma shows up and takes control of the investigation, threatening to fire Captain Barnes if he doesn’t comply.Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) returns to GCPD. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Bruce shows up at Gordon’s apartment and asks him to help find Ivy. When he says he’s doing it for Selina, Gordon asks how long the pair have bee “a thing.” Bruce insists that there is no thing, they’re just friends. Gordon believes Bruce about as much as we do. They head to GCPD where Bullock tells them of a report from a construction worker who was knocked out and robbed by a red-headed woman. Bruce recognizes Ivy’s sweater and they decide it’s worth checking out.And since Gordon’s at GCPD, we have to have an awkward interaction between him and Lee. Lee is getting married and wants to get out ahead of Gordon seeing her fiance’s last name. It turns out, he already knows about her marrying Mario Falcone, and tells her it’s her life. Marrying into the Falcone family has already given Lee some extra confidence. When she sees Nygma in the hallway, she punches him for killing Kristin. When he threatens her, she reminds him who her soon-to-be father in law is. Who wants to bet the Riddler returns to his old ways soon and goes after Lee?Meanwhile, Barbara and Tabitha have tracked down one of the members of the new red hood gang and trace him back to his hideout. There, they find Butch giving orders that no one is to kill Penguin. They interrogate him and find out that Butch orchestrated all this so he could play the hero at Penguin’s inauguration party and get back in the mayor’s good graces.Barbara (Erin Richards) and Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) catch the red hood gang. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Meanwhile, Nygma has figured out that the gang is hiding out in the detergent factory. Penguin calls Butch to send him after the gang, and he runs to warn them. When they demand their pay just as Penguin arrives, Butch guns them down. Penguin commends Butch in front of the press, but Nygma isn’t convinced. He keeps investigating and finds proof that Butch was the leader. He confronts Butch at Penguin’s inauguration party and offers him a deal: Kill Penguin and the pair will rule the city. Butch refuses and Nygma takes him to Mr. Zsasz, who has also captured Tabitha.They force Butch to attack Penguin with a gun, but it turns out he was given blanks. It was a set up to reveal Butch as the red hood leader. As Penguin begins to speak about prosecuting anyone who threatens the city, Tabitha escapes and she and Butch fight off Penguin’s guards. Butch tries to strangle Nygma, but Penguin knocks him out with a champagne bottle, saving Nygma’s life.At the party, Bruce sees Selina stealing money from people’s purses and goes to talk to her about Ivy (who unbeknownst to them, was at the party). He tells her what they found out so far and she’s unimpressed. He finally tells her he likes her “as more than a friend.” She brushes him off initially, but he insists there’s something between them. She tells him not to tell her what to do and then kisses him. Satisfied that she’s thoroughly confused him, she leaves.Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova) meet on the rooftop. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)As the episode ends, Gordon offers to tell Valerie everything he knows about Alice’s blood. Nygma tells Penguin his whole scheme was done to cement Penguin as a hero to the people. Tabitha hijacks the ambulance carrying Butch, and Barnes notices that Alice’s blood is making him stronger. Finally, we check back in with the Hatter, who has kidnapped a woman, dressed her up like Alice and killed her. He uses her blood to address a note to Jim Gordon. Just in case you thought you could go a week without this guy haunting your nightmares.This was a fun standalone episode. While it didn’t do a whole lot to move the story along, we did get to see Nygma start to evolve into The Riddler in a fun, twisty crime story. We also got to see how Bruce Wayne’s detective skills are improving. In a scene with Jim Gordon, Bruce deduces that he’s seeing someone after spying some lipstick on his shirt. Baby steps for now, but hey, he doesn’t become the World’s Greatest Detective overnight.last_img read more

Herrera Beutler signs onto antiinsider trading bill

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said Tuesday she’ll sign on as a co-sponsor to a bill to ban insider trading by members of Congress — two days after efforts to pass a similar bill by her predecessor, former U.S. Rep. Brian Baird, were featured on CBS TV’s “60 Minutes.”“Brian Baird deserves a lot of credit for highlighting this needed reform — both as a member of Congress, and recently as a regular citizen,” Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, said in a statement. “There’s no place for insider trading in this country — not on Wall Street, and most certainly not in Congress. We’ve all seen the fallout when folks in privileged positions put their own profit above ethics. I hope we pass this bill to ensure Congress keeps its focus on serving the public good.”In a Tuesday editorial, The Columbian called on Herrera Beutler and other members of Congress to follow Baird’s example and “police themselves in the same way they police their constituents” when it comes to profiting from insider knowledge.Baird said he was pleased at the news. “I’m glad it’s gotten some attention at last, and I think it would behoove leadership to just bring it up and pass it,” he said in a phone interview. “It’s already had a hearing several years ago. We’re not asking anything in the bill that we don’t ask of the general public.”The current version of the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act was introduced March 17 by Rep. Timothy Walz, D-Minn., referred to a series of House committees, and reintroduced June 1. The bill has not received a hearing since shortly after Baird introduced it in 2006.last_img read more

Dutch parliament approves limited ban on burqa niqab

first_imgIn this Saturday, 4 March 2017 file photo, people walk along street stalls at a fruit market in The Hague, The Netherlands. In The Hague`s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods, many women wear Muslim headscarves. The Netherlands has approved a limited ban on `face-covering clothing` including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab in several public places after a vote of the parliamentary first chamber on Tuesday 26 June 2018.The Netherlands has approved a limited ban on “face-covering clothing” in public places, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab but not the hijab, which covers only the hair. Firebrand far-right politician Geert Wilders had pushed for the ban for over a decade.Parliament’s upper chamber made the final approval in a vote Tuesday.Wilders’ Freedom Party claimed the development as a major victory, while senator Marjolein Faber-Van de Klashorst called it “a historical day because this is the first step to de-Islamise the Netherlands.””This is the first step and the next step is to close all the mosques in the Netherlands,” she said, building on Wilders’ anti-Islam rhetoric.The Dutch law is described by the government as “religion-neutral,” and does not go as far as more extensive bans in neighboring countries like France and Belgium. It applies on public transport and in education institutions, health institutions such as hospitals, and government buildings.Successive Dutch governments have sought to ban niqabs, which cover most of the face but still shows the eyes, and burqas, which cover the face and body – even though studies suggest that only a few hundred women in the Netherlands wear the garments. The ban also covers ski masks and full-face helmets.The government said people still have full freedom on how to dress, except when it is necessary to have full facial contact – for instance in education and health-related situations.The ban does not apply to public streets, although police can ask an individual to remove face-covering clothing for identification.”This is actually virtually a complete ban because the only spaces that are still available for women (who wear face-covering clothing) are the street and the private sector,” said Annelies Moors, professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. “And, of course, the private sector can also have their house rules, they could also possibly legislate against their presence. So this leaves women very little space.””It is completely disproportionate and the only effect will be that many of these women will stay at home even more,” said Green Party senator Ruard Ganzevoort. “They will not have an opportunity to go to school. They will not have an opportunity to go to learn to swim, and all those things.”last_img

Emails Show Education Board Member Wants To Deny Hispanic Colleagues A Vote

first_imgLISTEN: Emails Show Education Board Member Wants To Deny Hispanic Colleagues A Vote On Controversial Textbook on Texas Public Radio.Some Republicans and Democrats on the State Board of Education agree on one thing concerning the Mexican American Heritage textbook up for consideration, it’s riddled with factual errors.  Others on the board take that argument a little further, stating that the book is also filled with racial stereotypes and biases against Hispanics.But some on the board like David Bradley, a Republican from Beaumont, would like to avoid another “black eye” when it comes to the state board voting on another controversial textbook. Bradley, in a string of emails to fellow State Board Republican Thomas Ratliff writes, “If there was a lack of a quorum, and enough board members didn’t show up to vote, that would be nice, you know deny the Hispanics a vote, but the book still fails.” Ratliff believes Bradley’s comments were more about winning a political argument. “He was growing weary of public spectacle about the book because the board had been accused of promoting the book or supporting the book and we haven’t done anything yet,” Ratliff explains.David Bradley did not return Texas Public Radio’s calls for comment on this issue.State Board member Marisa Perez is a Democrat from the San Antonio area.“You would think that this book could easily be condemned by everybody, but now you have an official whose goal was snubbing the Hispanics and snubbing the process that we usually respect,” Perez says.Concerning his email comments, Perez thinks Bradley should resign from the State Board of Education. The State Board is still scheduled to vote on whether or not to adopt the Mexican American Heritage textbook at a special hearing on Nov. 15.Texas Board of Education Textbook EmailsCopyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM. RYAN E. POPPETexas State Board of EducationEmails between members of the State Board of Education shows that one member wants to deny his Hispanic colleagues a vote on a controversial Mexican American Cultural Studies textbook up for adoption this November and now those the emails have spurred calls for one member’s resignation. Sharelast_img read more

Texas Zika Researchers Studying Infected Primates To Help Prevent Birth Defects

first_imgTexas BioMed is using four marmosets as its animal model for Zika infection. Virologist Dr. Jean Patterson said Zika infection in marmosets is similar to that in humans.“Like humans, they develop almost immediate Viremia — meaning they have virus in their blood — and, for the males, after the virus declines in blood it then goes into semen, saliva and blood,” she said.Zika is primarily passed through mosquito bites but can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse in humans, as well as marmosets.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists Zika during pregnancy as a cause of microcephaly, in which a baby is born with a head much smaller than normal.The next step after infecting male marmosets with the virus is to infect pregnant females to “help us identify where in a pregnancy you’re more likely to have difficulties and more likely to have difficulties to the fetus,” Patterson said.Infecting pregnant marmosets could lead to a vaccine or drug that can block infection during pregnancy.  “That’s a difficult thing because, as you know, giving pregnant women any kind of drug is always very risky, so we would have to determine if the risk of giving a drug would be better than not and that we could find a drug that could interfere with the infection,” she said.The study also found the virus in the urine samples of marmosets. Patterson said if this can also be an indicator of infection in humans, urine testing might be more effective than blood tests. TEXAS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE Sharelast_img read more

Houston Has Been Losing Banks Every Year Since The Great Recession

first_img Listen X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo via FlickrBank teller counting money. Bialas anticipates the trend of bank closings to continue as more transactions are being done online.In 2017, Houston had 108 fewer bank branches than in 2010 – that’s a 6.9 percent decrease.It’s part of a nationwide trend since the Great Recession.Walter Bialas, a vice president at commercial real estate firm JLL, which published the report, said for banks it’s no longer about having the most branches.“Customers pretty much across the country are mandating that it’s not just about the branch on the corner,” he said. “It’s about being able to do business with their bank anytime, anywhere for pretty much anything.”Research by the New York Fed and others shows so-called “bank deserts” disproportionately affect minority and low-income communities.Bialas anticipates the trend of bank closings to continue as more transactions are being done online. 00:00 /00:48last_img read more

News podcast expats after Brexit know your rights

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:The British High Commissioner outlines what expats need to do to ensure their status after Brexit;We talk to the author of The Seamstress of Ourfa which is being launched in Nicosia next week, and meet the Human Rights Ambassador of the Kingdom of the NetherlandsFor more, visit: May LikeFinance DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get Up To $250,000 If They Do This…Finance DailyUndoBrilliance LifeCancer: What Foods Prevent The IllnessBrilliance LifeUndoOpoopa6 Harmful Effects of Using Too Much Headphones You Never Knew! | my.opoopa.comOpoopaUndo House rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoBritish woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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he roughly triple the size of Trump’s inauguration But the ‘Day Without a Woman’ is on a weekday not a Saturday like the Women’s March and many of the labor organizers that supported the March said urging members to walk off the job can be fraught “We’re being very careful and very intentional about how we communicate with our members” says Randi Weingarten president of the American Federation of Teachers a which was a partner in the Women’s March “As a union we have the ability and the authority to conduct economic strikes And we’re being very careful not to do that in any way” She added that the AFT was “very careful not to participate in the aspect that’s about withholding services” In an email sent out to members on Tuesday Weingarten urged their 16 million members to “stand in solidarity” by “joining an event wearing red and participating on social media” but did not mention staying home from work The 1199 SEIU which represents health care workers across the East Coast was also a proud and vocal partner of the Women’s March But the largest health care union in the nation an industry dominated by women has chosen to sit out the Day Without a Woman completely Spokesman Mark Riley said that the union was “not officially” participating and that he didn’t know whether members were choosing to strike on their own The National Domestic Worker’s Alliance another partner of the Women’s March chose not to call on workers to strike “With the essential nature of care it’s hard for many who are caring for elders or children to take a day off” says NDWA spokeswoman Jennifer Dillon adding that some members were planning to go to a Women Workers Rising protest in Washington DC The ‘Day Without a Woman’ organizers say they never expected every woman in America to strike “We are fully aware that to walk off the job is a heavy load” says Janna Pea a spokeswoman for the organizers “By no means are we pushing women to take off if they’re not in a position to do so” She added that women who couldn’t take the day off can wear red and avoid buying from big businesses to show solidarity “for those that are striking on your behalf” But for those who are planning to strike the Day Without a Woman signals a change in the meaning of International Women’s Day which has traditionally been more about “raising awareness” than direct political action “International Women’s Day had unfortunately become an anodyne ‘happy happy’ thing and not really focused on the need for political power” says Terry O’Neil president of the National Organization for Women “Political policy-focused feminism is coming to the fore and it’s hugely popular among women” Write to Charlotte Alter at charlottealter@timecomDoha: Hassan Al Thawadi who is leading the 2022 FIFA World Cup organising committee on Wednesday called India the next big market in football and expressed Qatar’s desire to capture it Qatar will be the first Gulf nation to host football’s showpiece event The first World Cup in Asia was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002 Representational image Getty When discussions turned to India Thawadi the secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy expressed optimism "Oh absolutely it (India) is a major global country In terms of fans it is important to highlight a few facts first the biggest expat population of Qatar is the Indian population Qatar have a very close relationship with India" Thawadi told a select group of reporters in Doha The supreme committee is the local organising body for the World Cup and with Interpol has organised a two-day ‘First Major Events Safety and Security Conference’ According to the top supreme committee official discussions are being held with authorities in India for cross-promotional activities which Qatar wants to do in the run-up to the World Cup "The connection with India is built over generations not over day and night No doubt India is the next big market or it is recognised as the next big market when it comes to football and that’s why a lot of international players (are) going in India "A lot of fantastic work (former AIFF president) Praful Patel is doing in India We saw the success of the (FIFA) U-17 World Cup in India the fact that it has broken record in terms of attendance. alliances may be possible in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Earlier this year, “We use this medium to advice workers at the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos to evacuate the premises as mortar attacks are imminent on Tuesday, Some doctors are stronger communicators than others, AP Czech star Pliskova’s participation was confirmed after fourth seed Kiki Bertens lost 6-3,According to the Metro, but sometimes he or another staffer will learn of a last-minute opportunity to build relationships outside of the state.

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“I wish I could say someone said, Mallam Mohammed Bukar told DailyPost that the angry youths chased away the policeman and his colleagues from the area." he said of Oculus. but additional security was added. read more