2007 Staff Needed for Visitor Information Centres

first_imgApplications are being accepted for jobs at provincially operated visitor information centres throughout the province. The seasonal positions run from May to October. The application deadline for supervisor positions is Friday, Jan. 19. The deadline for all other positions is Thursday, Feb. 1. “Staff in our visitor information centres play a critical role in our industry as they welcome visitors to Nova Scotia and help them plan their stay,” said Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “They’re our front-line ambassadors who encourage visitors to come to Nova Scotia and help create an experience that they remember forever.” More than 500,000 visitors used services provided at Nova Scotia’s 10 centres in 2006. Surveys show that nearly all visitors find staff knowledgeable and helpful at the centres. Fifty-eight per cent of visitor centre users learned about, and took part in, an event or attraction they had not known about before their visit. Seventy per cent said they would consider returning to the province. Also, travelers who visit a centre tend to stay in the province longer, which increases revenue for the economy. Candidates must have leadership, communication, customer service and sales skills. Tourism-related experience is an asset. Being fluent in other languages is an asset for some positions and a requirement for others. Job descriptions are available on the department website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/vicjobs. For more information or to apply, contact the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage at 902-424-2788, or by mail, Visitor Services, P.O. Box 456, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2R5. The department’s visitor information centres are located in Amherst, Digby, Halifax, Halifax International Airport, Peggy’s Cove, Pictou, Port Hastings, and Yarmouth, as well as Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. The department also provides visitor services on board most ferries to Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia’s $1.29-billion tourism industry provides jobs for more than 33,000 Nova Scotians and is a significant source of export dollars.last_img read more

12 killed 6 hurt after mass shooting incident in Virginia

first_imgWashington DC: A disgruntled veteran public utilities employee stormed a government building in the US State of Virginia and fired indiscriminately on multiple floors at his co-workers, killing at least 12 people and wounding six others, police said Saturday, in the latest incident of mass shooting in the country. The gunman was killed when police responded to the shooting in the southeastern coastal city of Virginia Beach. The suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” on multiple floors in a public utilities building, police said. Police Chief James Cervera told reporters there was an exchange of gunfire with officers and a police officer whose ballistic vest stopped a bullet was injured. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The shooting suspect was identified as DeWayne Craddock, according to a law enforcement official and a Virginia government source, CNN reported. Craddock, 40, worked as a certified professional engineer for the city of Virginia Beach in the Public Utilities Department. He is listed on department news releases as a point of contact for information on local road projects over the past several years. “This is the most devastating day in the history of Virginia Beach. The people involved are our friends, coworkers, neighbour, colleagues,” Mayor Bobby Dyer said. The shooter was a disgruntled employee, the report said, quoting a Virginia government source. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China”The President has been briefed on the shooting in Virginia Beach, VA and continues to monitor the situation,” White House said. “This is a horrific day for the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are devastated by the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach,” said Virginia Governor Ralph Northam after visiting the scene. The shooting took place shortly after 4 PM within the sprawling Virginia Beach Municipal Center, a campus of city offices and agencies, including the Police Department, when the gunman entered the public works department building of the city’s municipal center. The attack unfolded on multiple floors in Building No. 2, which includes offices for planning and public works, among others, and is adjacent to City Hall. Police found victims on every floor of the building, the police chief said, adding the identities of the victims were not immediately released nor was the motive of the attack. According to local Virginian Pilot newspaper, the shooter came armed with a .45-caliber handgun with a sound suppressor on it and shot one victim in a vehicle outside before entering the building. The rest were shot inside. The FBI is helping the city police in investigating the shooting incident. Senator Mark R Warner said that he is horrified by what has happened in Virginia Beach. “I am thankful to law enforcement for their swift and courageous response. My heart goes out to all the victims of today’s senseless violence, their families, and the entire community that has been affected by these awful events. I will be praying for the swift recovery of those injured,” he said. “My heart breaks for Virginia Beach. For the victims, their families, the community, everyone impacted by this terrible act of violence. But the moment we resign ourselves to be just onlookers to such carnage, we lose our soul. We can and will take action,” Senator Ed Markey said.last_img read more

Residents of hydroimpacted communities bring message to Ottawa

first_imgJustin BrakeAPTN NewsTo the federal government and some provinces, hydro dams represent a pathway from fossil fuels and toward a lower-carbon future.But to Indigenous communities whose waterways have been dammed, ways of life disrupted and residents displaced, big hydro represents a form of colonialism.“This is cultural genocide, killing the people’s lives slowly but surely,” says Rita Monias of Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba, a longtime advocate for communities impacted by large scale hydro development.Monias was one of several people who travelled to Ottawa to deliver a message about large hydro dams to federal decision-makers on Monday.They talked about documented reports of violence against women linked to the Keeyask dam in northern Manitoba, to the imminent risk of contamination of traditional foods downstream of Muskrat Falls in Labrador, to the alleged lack of consultations with First Nations impacted by Site C in northeastern B.C.Carol Kobliski of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation said despite her community’s stake in the Wuskwatim dam in northern Manitoba, the social problems in her community have worsened.“We are all impacted by social and economic problems in our community,” she told a small crowd gathered for a protest outside an international conference of large hydro dams in Ottawa Monday. “The same thing is happening in every community that has dams, and it’s growing.“Our way of life has been interrupted. We have been displayed. Our waterways have been destroyed. Our hunting and fishing has been destroyed,” she said.(Carol Kobliski of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation says despite her community’s partnership with Manitoba Hydro on the Wuskwatim dam, social and economic woes have worsened. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Amy Norman, a Nunatsiavummiuk land protector from Labrador who has faced charges related to her resistance of the nearly $13 billion Muskrat Falls dam in Labrador, said the provincial and federal governments are “wilfully poisoning us.”An Indigenous-led occupation of the Muskrat Falls project site in 2016 prompted Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball to strike an agreement with Indigenous leaders from the province to form an Independent Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC).The committee studied projections that flooding of the dam’s reservoir would lead to the exposure of downstream communities to unsafe levels of the neurotoxin methylmercury.A team of researchers out of Harvard University published a study earlier in 2016 that concluded exposure to methylmercury would on average double for residents of downstream communities who eat traditional foods like fish, seal and birds.The study also found that unless proper mitigation measures are undertaken—such as removal of topsoil from dam reservoirs prior to flooding—a number of other projects across Canada could generate greater amounts of methylmercury than Muskrat Falls.“Without such mitigation strategies, our analysis shows hydroelectric development will have a disproportionate impact on Indigenous communities, affecting long-term neurocognitive function in children and with potential population level impacts on endocrine and cardiovascular health,” the report stated.The Newfoundland and Labrador IEAC released its report and recommendations to government in April 2018.Now, more than a year later—and potentially days or weeks before Nalcor Energy, the crown energy corporation building Muskrat Falls, begins the final stages of reservoir flooding—the province’s Liberal government still has not announced what mitigation measures it will take to protect Indigenous communities.Last week, concluding his visit to Canada, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Hazardous Substances Baskut Tuncak announced he had found “Indigenous peoples are disproportionately impacted by the toxic byproducts, the hazardous substances and wastes that are used, produced and released by economic actors.”In a written statement of observation, Tuncak specifically referred to Muskrat Falls.After hearing from residents of hydro-impacted communities, he called on Canada to “use its leverage as the largest investor in [Muskrat Falls] to review whether [UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples] compatible procedures were followed for all affected indigenous peoples, and to prevent the release of methyl mercury.”(Labrador Land Protector Amy Norman, from Nunatsiavut, speaks at a rally in Ottawa against large hydro. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Both Conservative and Liberal governments, despite concerns over risks posed by methylmercury to human health and Indigenous peoples’ way of life, provided Newfoundland and Labrador with a combined $9.2 billion in federal loan guarantees to ensure the project’s completion.At a press conference on Parliament Hill Monday morning protest organizer Matthew Behrens of the Ontario Muskrat Solidarity Committee called out federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, who he says his group has been seeking answers from on Muskrat Falls for more than a year.In 2017 McKenna ratified the Minimata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty developed to “protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds,” the document reads.“At that time Catherine McKenna said, ‘Our government is unwavering in its commitment to save the environment and the health of Canadians from the effects of mercury,’” Behrens recalled. “We are not seeing that safeguarding taking place on the other side of the toxic divide at Muskrat Falls in Labrador.”Contacted by APTN News Monday, McKenna’s office said that “[r]eservoirs for hydroelectricity generation are not covered under the Minamata Convention on Mercury,” and referred APTN to the provincial government for further comment.On Monday, Ball told reporters in St. John’s that he is working to arrange a follow-up meeting with Indigenous leaders imminently.Innu Nation leaders in Labrador issued a statement Monday morning criticizing Tuncak’s preliminary observations, specifically the U.N. special rapporteur’s comments regarding Muskrat Falls.Grand Chief George Riche and Deputy Grand Chief Etienne Rich criticized Tuncak for not consulting with the Innu.The Innu Nation also said in its media release Monday that four of six scientists tasked with reviewing the projections related to methylmercury impacts on wildlife and human health did not support full soil clearing from the dam’s reservoir.Though there was not a scientific consensus with the IEAC, the Harvard-led study of 2016 remains the most comprehensive, and only, peer-reviewed science related to Muskrat Falls and the production of mercury.The Innu leaders pointed out Monday that the Innu Nation “is the only recognized Indigenous rights holders in the area where the Muskrat Falls Project is constructed.”But the environmental and human health impacts of Muskrat Falls are projected to spill over the political boundaries and into Nunatsiavut, the Inuit territory in Labrador whose people are projected to endure the dam’s worst impacts.“They’re not the only Indigenous peoples in Labrador, and they need to respect us and our voices, saying we’re affected downstream too,” Norman said during Monday’s press conference.Behrens, a longtime ally of the Labrador Innu dating back to their resistance of the NATO low-level flying in the late 80s, said that despite some First Nations leaders’ support for Muskrat Falls and other hydro projects, “that doesn’t necessarily reflect all of the communities’ opinion.”Many Innu, mostly women and elders, joined the 2016 occupation of the Muskrat Falls site in an effort to delay the first stage of reservoir flooding.At noon Monday around a dozen Indigenous activists and supporters attempted to deliver a petition to McKenna calling on the federal government to withdraw its $9.2 billion in loan guarantees for Muskrat Falls from the province, “unless there is 100 per cent proof that no methylmercury poisoning will occur if the dam goes online,” the petition reads.It currently has more than 15,000 signatures.(Amy Norman, Matthew Behrens and Rita Monias were among those arrested Monday and banned from Parliament Hill. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)But as the demonstrators approached the west block on Parliament Hill, security guards warned that if they crossed a line they would be arrested and banned from the Hill for 90 days.Within minutes, 13 individuals, including youth and elders, willfully crossed the line, gave their identification to security, and were escorted off the Hill.Norman, who drove 23 hours from Labrador to attend Monday’s events in Ottawa, said she was determined to deliver the petition and was willing to risk arrest.She said the Trudeau government “needs to use their leverage with that loan guarantee to force [the province’s] hand and get them to move on the recommendations from the [IEAC] that says we need to clear the vegetation from the reservoir.”Behrens also had a message for the Liberals Monday.“If you want reconciliation you don’t get it by committing further acts of cultural genocide,” he said.jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

Former Mount Lavinia OIC remanded over Lasantha murder probe

He is accused of concealing and destroying information pertaining to the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge. The former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes Officer In Charge (OIC) has been remanded till February 16 after being arrested in connection to ongoing investigations over the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Wickrematunge.Sub Inspector Tissa Sugathapala was arrested and remanded to be questioned further over the murder of the journalist in 2009. Meanwhile, state media reported that key information had surfaced during the interrogation of the former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC following his arrest. State media also reported that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is expected to arrest a former Inspector General of Police (IGP), a Deputy Inspector General of Police and several others in relation to the investigations.Further, the CID is also expected to obtain a statement from a former high ranking government official who is believed to have been the main advisor in this crime, state run Daily News reported. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Annan seeks 58 million to reinforce security at UN buildings around the

In a report to the UN General Assembly released today, the Secretary-General sets out his proposals for bolstering the Organization’s safety and security over the long-term following a thorough review of system-wide arrangements at the end of last year. “The assessment of conditions of the United Nations premises in New York, Geneva and Vienna has indicated a need for substantial strengthening of security protection to ensure adequate coverage during sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiary organs and when United Nations headquarters are visited by heads of State and Government,” Mr. Annan writes. Among the recommendations for the New York site is the establishment of 56 new posts for security-related functions, including two in the Medical Services Division. A number of physical upgrades to the buildings and grounds are also recommended, including the installation of ballistic partitions in several areas such as the General Assembly Hall and the Security Council, and a new perimeter fence incorporating alarms and closed-circuit television cameras. The report also suggests conducting an extensive overhaul of the current fire alarm system, installing sensors to detect gas, chemical and biological threats and improving the Organization’s communications infrastructure by adding a one-way paging network. The total cost of the proposals for the 2002-03 biennium relating to the New York Headquarters alone amount to more than $36 million. read more

A New Brunswick man creates TShirt to raise money for Fort McMurray

Summary A New Brunswick man creates T-Shirt to raise money for Fort McMurray fire victims A New Brunswick man that was evacuated from his work camp in Fort McMurray is spreading a message of solidarity.Trustin Herrington told 660 NEWS Hangingstone Project, the camp he was working in was given a voluntary evacuation order on May 1st, but later that afternoon they were told they had to leave.“It was really un-nerving, we just had to get to the highway and get to Edmonton as fast as we could in a safe way, I just wanted to get home and when we got to the highway and as I was driving down, there was all kinds of cars stranded, people stranded without fuel, gas and water so signs of pride you know and that just really stuck with me, like stay strong Fort McMurray, stay strong Alberta.”Herrington said he wanted to do something to show his support.“I had started my own clothing line here a few months ago, Crude Lifestyle and I just wanted to do something to give back to the community because they have given me so much over the years and supported me and my family, so I was just able to bring up the design, stay strong Fort McMurray, you are strong and that kind of stuck with me so we were able to get on the website and start selling these products.” Herrington said.For every t-Shirt sale $5 dollars will be donated to The Canadian Red Cross in the buyer’s name.Herrington said they organized it this way because the Federal Government is matching all donations going to The Red Cross, so instead of a $5 dollar contribution, $10 dollars will be raised for every t-Shirt purchased.For more information click here. http://www.latestcanada.com/article/3697411509/ndp-centre-female-victims by kendrafowler Posted May 10, 2016 1:25 am MDT Last Updated May 10, 2016 at 2:12 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A New Brunswick man evacuated from his work camp in Fort McMurray creates t-shirt to raise money for the community read more

Colombia over 250000 children impacted by conflict despite peace talks UN agency

Of that figure, nearly 230,000 have been displaced and an estimated 1,000 children were used or recruited by non-State armed groups, according to the latest report from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) http://www.unicef.org/media/files/UNICEF_Colombia_Child_Alert_March_2016_FINAL%282%29.pdf”>Childhood in the Time of War: Will the children of Colombia know peace at last? . “As peace negotiations to end half a century of war in Colombia continue, it is crucial to make children’s interests and protection a priority,”said Roberto De Bernardi, UNICEF Representative in Colombia.The report comes just days before a reported deadline to reach a final peace deal between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP). If successful, the deal would end the longest running conflict in the Americas. It would also start operations of the newly approved UN Mission in Colombia, which will monitor the ceasefire, at the request of both the Government and the FARC-EP.Even if the peace agreement is reached soon, “children will continue to be at risk of all kinds of violations including recruitment, landmines and sexual exploitation,” said Mr. De Bernardi, calling for material and psychological assistance for these children.The report highlights that forced displacement, insecurity, fear of recruitment, the threat of sexual violence and the presence of antipersonnel landmines are causing school-aged children to drop out of school.In addition, schools have been damaged or destroyed during the fighting, and at least 10 teachers have been killed, according to the report. “Unless conflict-affected children have better opportunities, joining other non-State armed groups will be their only hope to survive,” UNICEF said. The UN agency also called for the release of every child below the age of 18 from armed groups, irrespective of the outcome of the peace agreement. read more

Jaguar Hybrid Concept Features Four Motors 780 Horsepower

first_imgWhile electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt tend to dominate the headlines, there’s more to the plug-in scene than small passenger cars. Like super cars, for instance. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jaguar showed off its new C-X75 concept, which takes plug-in cars to a whole new level.The C-X75 features four electric motors, each providing 195 horsepower, giving the sleek car a grand total of 780 electric horsepower. But, as a hybrid, the car also features two small micro-gas turbines, which can provide upwards of 180 additional horsepower. When in electric mode, the C-X75 has a range of nearly 70 miles. When the electric battery pack runs out of juice, that’s when the gas turbines kick in.Via PluginCars.comlast_img read more

Police Man drives through yards causes power outages north of Vancouver

first_imgA Brush Prairie man was arrested after allegedly driving a pickup into several lawns and crashing into a power pole, causing localized outages Wednesday night. Timo T. Toristoja, 42, was driving a silver 2010 Ford F150 pickup east on Northeast 88th Street from St. Johns Boulevard when he left the roadway and drove over several lawns, damaging shrubbery and small trees, according to Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman. The pickup struck two parked vehicles in the 5100 block of Northeast 88th Street and then crashed into a power pole, causing localized outages, Neiman said.Toristoja continued driving the heavily damaged truck, Neiman said, and eventually parked in the parking lot of Home Depot on Northeast Andresen Road. Toristoja was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run. He was evaluated by a dug recognition expert, Neiman said, and an additional charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants is pending the results of test results.last_img read more

Zombie costumed bikers take part in annual Key West ride

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A parade of zombies took over the Florida Keys Sunday night for the annual Zombie Bike Ride.In a video provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, more than 8,000 zombies pedaled through the streets with chalked up faces during the ride.Residents dressed up in everything from zombie bridal gowns to tattered tutus and top hats.The ride came to an end with a huge party on Duval Street.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Coast Guard rescues 2 people dog from boat fire off Islamorada

first_imgNEAR ISLAMORADA, Fla. (WSVN) — Two people and a dog were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after a boat caught fire off Islamorada in the Florida Keys.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the 48-foot vessel caught fire about two to three miles offshore, at 2:06 p.m., Wednesday. Boat fire reported off Islamorada: https://t.co/RmY672b0bj pic.twitter.com/y51FYD4NY6— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) April 17, 2019No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

EpiPen maker Mylan says will release cheaper generic version of drug to

first_imgMylan NV, the company that manufactures the allergy auto-injector EpiPen, has said it would launch the first generic version of its drug for $300 — half the price of the branded product.”Our decision to launch a generic alternative to EpiPen is an extraordinary commercial response. We determined that bypassing the brand system in this case and offering an additional alternative was the best option.” Mylan Chief Executive Heather Bresch was quoted as saying by Reuters on Monday.EpiPen is a preloaded injection of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, used in case of a dangerous allergic reaction called anaphylaxis that could cause death if untreated.The announcement regarding creating generic version of the drug is the pharmaceutical company’s second step in less than a week to counter the backlash generated after they had over announced a steep hike in the price for the drug. EpiPens priced at around $100 in 2008 would cost $600 after the company’s recent announcement.The company’s declaration to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of EpiPen for some patients on Thursday was considered inadequate by U.S. lawmakers, including Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.After a wave of criticism over the hike in the prices of Epipen, Mylan, which dominates the market and generates annual sales of $1 billion, suffered a setback as its stocks fell 12 percent last week.Mylan has defended its actions by arguing that it had spent hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development to improve the product since acquiring it in 2007.But the new announcement regarding the launch of the first generic version of the product “in several weeks” has been assessed to be an unusual claim as the branded Epipen is still patent-protected and major rival treatments have failed to get regulatory clearances.”The weirdness of a drug company offering a generic version of its own branded but off-patent product is a signal that something is wrong,” Robert Weissman, president of consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, was quoted saying. He described Mylan’s latest move as another “convoluted mechanism to avoid plain talk, admit to price-gouging and just cut the price of EpiPen.”Among the U.S. lawmakers that criticised Mylan’s actions, Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal said the company, with its latest announcement, may appear to be moving in the right direction, but raises as many questions as solutions, including why the price is still astronomically high and whether its action is a preemptive strike against a competing generic.”Investigations are still vitally necessary into possible antitrust lawbreaking, and I will press for Senate hearings as well as FTC subpoenas,” Blumenthal said in a statement. Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar echoed the call for an investigation.Mylan is the not the only company to have caused outrage over drug price increases. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and Turing Pharmaceuticals have both been publicly excoriated for similar price increases.last_img read more

Minor girl gangraped in front of her parents in Uttar Pradesh

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:26Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:25?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close A case under IPC Section 376 (rape) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) has been filed against the accused. (Representational Image)A 12-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district was gang-raped in front of her family by six men. The men were fighting with the girl’s family regarding the construction of a drain in the area.The six men, who had a dispute with the victim’s parents, went to her house on Friday evening. They forcibly dragged the girl outside and gang-raped her in front of her parents. When her parents tried to defend her, they were beaten up.The girl’s mother filed a complaint on Saturday evening and a case was registered on Sunday morning. The girl was admitted to a hospital and is currently in a stable condition, reports Times of India. Four accused – Chandan Prasad, Gautam Prasad, Veeru Yadav and Jaivir Prasad – have been arrested by the police. The two others – Nitish Kumar and Mukhtar Prasad – are on the run.The six accused have been charged under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 147 (rioting), 452 (trespassing after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to cause breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code. They were also booked under sections of the POCSO Act as well as the SC/ST Act.This incident comes at a time when acts of violence against minors, especially girls, is occurring more often in the state. A two-year-old girl in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh was tortured and murdered for eight hours by two men because of a loan dispute with the girl’s family.center_img #ThisIsNotConsent: Woman Share Pictures Of Their Underwear On Social Medialast_img read more

Noborders mouse runs across screens

first_img Microsoft demos new Windows ‘8’ for tablets, PCs © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: No-borders mouse runs across screens (2011, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-no-borders-mouse-screens.html Explore further The program lets a user copy and paste from one computer to the next; drag and drop files from one machine to the next; log in to all the PCs on the desk at once and lock all the connected PCs at once. Up to four PCs can sync up into one unit. center_img The free program is a 1.1 MB download and no additional hardware is required. What is required is that all the computers involved be on the same local network. You install Mouse Without Borders on the first PC. You are given a security key and then you key in the information into the other PCs, and you have them linked. You can move the keyboard and mouse across the computers.As any open source developer can attest, Microsoft is not known for giving away its software free but this new application is the product of “The Garage” which is both a physical place in Building 4 at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters and a company program. The Garage welcomes sandbox tinkering and project incubations by employees outside their regular working hours.Mouse Without Borders easily won attention inhouse and it was decided to download the app to the public. The video shows developer Truong Do as the creator. Truong Do, when not at the Garage, works for Microsoft Dynamics, the ERP and CRM line of applications designed to work with other Microsoft software.The Garage and its science fairs within Microsoft helped expose the project to 9,000 people before it was ready for external release as a free download. According to reports, they subjected the app to rigorous tests to ensure they could bring it to the public bug-free.Truong had been looking for an easier way to cope with different mouse and keyboard configurations for each PC in the office, so he devised his own solution.”The project is testament to the power of The Garage which helped Truong develop the user interface and set up the usability tests that have helped the tool become very accessible and easy to use,” said Steve Clayton of TechNet.This is not the first time, though, for an application such as this. Open-source Synergy has a following, as a program that enables a user to share mouse and keyboard between multiple computers. Unlike Windows-only Mouse Without Borders, Synergy is supported on Windows, OS X and Linux. (PhysOrg.com) — Microsoft has announced a free download that lets you work your mouse to navigate across multiple PCs. Mouse Without Borders is the name of the program and it is drawing positive reviews from first-time users taking it on a test drive. They like the program’s ease of use in navigating multiple computers on the desk with a single mouse and keyboard, as if the machines were simply multiple displays of the same system. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Breaking Dept of Education Wont Hear Discrimination Complaints from Transgender Youth…

first_imgThe following two tabs change content below. Mark SnyderMark Snyder is the Director of Communications for Equality Federation, and he wishes you a wonderful day. Please share this post with your friends and family. The Education Department has said it will not investigate or take action on any complaints of discrimination filed by transgender students who are not permitted to use the facilities that match their gender identity.Statement from Rebecca Isaacs, executive director, Equality Federation eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img “The Trump Administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people and our families just keep getting more cruel. It is unconscionable to tell youth that their complaints of discrimination won’t even be heard. Every student in America, including transgender students, should have a fair opportunity to fully participate and succeed in school! We want trans youth to know that they are loved and supported and we are fighting alongside them for equality. All of Equality Federation’s state-based member organizations, from Equality Florida to Equality Ohio to Equality California, are proud to support and celebrate transgender and nonbinary youth and their families. We will continue working to make sure every school, town, and state is inclusive and provides a level playing field for everybody.” Equal treatment remains out of reach for LGBT Americans in most statesLambda Legal’s Omar Gonzalez Named to LGBT Bar Association’s List of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40Equality Delaware and One Iowa Join Equality Federation! Latest posts by Mark Snyder (see all)last_img read more

Cancun combi driver ignores ambulance siren causes accident

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — An accident between a public transport van and an ambulance has left five injured.The accident occurred Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Cancun when a private ambulance crashed into a combi. The crash took place at the crossing of the Francisco I. Madero (Route 4) with CTM.The ambulance, who was on a service call, collided with the combi when it failed to yield to the siren. Reports say that upon seeing the damage, the combi driver fled the scene.The impact caused a rebound that ended in a private car also being involved. Firemen arrived to tend to potential chemical spillage from the vehicles.Police and paramedics arrived to transfer the injured, most of whom were from the combi, to hospitals. Nearly 20 people were involved in the three-car accident.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Google Fuchsia Whats all the fuss about

first_imgIt was back in 2016 when we first heard about the Google Fuchsia platform which was supposed to be an alternative to the Android operating system. Google had revealed a WIP version in 2016 and since then a lot of dust had gathered on this news until the latest developments and news resurfaced in January 2018. The question on everyone’s mind is is do you really need to be concerned about Fuchsia OS and does it have what it takes to even challenge the market positioning of Android? Before we come to these questions, let’s look at what Fuchsia has to offer. The Fuchsia UI – Inspired by Material Design Fuchsia brings a complete material design approach to UI design. The first look shared by Google seemed a lot different than the Android UI. Source: The Droid guy Basic Android UI Source: Tech Radar Google Fuchsia on a smartphone device There is more depth; the text, images and wallpapers all look sleeker and feel like a peek through a window rather than being underlays to text and icons. Fuchsia currently offers two layouts – a mobile-centric design codenamed Armadillo, and a more traditional desktop experience codenamed Capybara. While the mobile centric version is in more focus, the desktop version is far from being ready. Google is trying to push Material Design heavily with Fuchsia. How far hey will succeed depends on their roadmap and future investment plan. The Concept of One OS across all devices It has been a long standing dream of Google to make all the different devices work under one OS platform. Google seems to be betting on Fuchsia to be that OS on Desktops, Tablets & Mobiles too. The Google ledger facility allows you to get a cloud account to seamlessly access and manage different Google services. The primary feature of seamless transition of data from one device to another, is sure to help the users play around with it effortlessly. Using the Custom Kernel Feature What makes Android version updates a pain to implement is that different devices run different kernel versions of Linux,the spine of Android. As such, the update rollouts are never in unison. This can create security flaws, and can be a real worrisome factor for Android users. This is where Fuchsia trumps Android. Fuchsia has its own Kernel – Zircon, which is designed to be consistently upgradeable. This helps the apps to be isolated from the Kernel and hence adds an extra security layer to the apps and also doesn’t render these apps useless after an OS update. Language Interoperability The most important aspect from the developer’s perspective is the feature of multi language support. Fuchsia is written in Dart using the latest Google cross platform framework, Flutter. It also provides support for development in Go and Rust. It is also extending support for Swift developers. This along with the added FIDL protocol, will help the developers to easily develop different parts in different languages – such as using a Go based backend with a Dart based front end. This gives developers immense power and flexibility. Although these features seem to be useful and interesting, Fuchsia will need a steady development pipeline and regular updates to reach a stable version so that devices can use it as their default UI. Keeping the current development trends in mind, we can safely conclude that till the next stable release, you can continue to browse your Android phones and not worry about being replaced by Fuchsia or any other competitor. Read Next: Google updates biometric authentication for Android P, introduces BiometricPrompt API Google’s Android Things, developer preview 8: First look Google Flutter moves out of beta with release preview 1last_img read more

Microsoft releases ProcDump for Linux a Linux version of the ProcDump Sysinternals

first_imgMicrosoft developer, David Fowler revealed ‘ProcDump for Linux’, a Linux version of the ProcDump Sysinternals tool, over the weekend on November 3. ProcDump is a Linux reimagining of the classic ProcDump tool from the Sysinternals suite of tools for Windows. It provides a convenient way for Linux developers to create core dumps of their application based on performance triggers. Requirements for ProcDump The tool currently supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 7, Fedora 26, Mageia 6 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with other versions being tested. It also supports gdb >= 7.6.1 and zlib (build-time only). Limitations of ProcDump Runs on Linux Kernels version 3.5+ Does not have full feature parity with Windows version of ProcDump, specifically, stay alive functionality, and custom performance counters Installing ProcDump ProcDump can be installed using two methods, first, Package Manager, which is a preferred method. The other one is via.deb package. To know more about ProcDump in detail visit its GitHub page. Read Next Microsoft Azure reportedly chooses Xilinx chips over Intel Altera for AI co-processors, says Bloomberg report ‘We are not going to withdraw from the future’ says Microsoft’s Brad Smith on the ongoing JEDI bid, Amazon concurs Microsoft bring an open-source model of Component Firmware Update (CFU) for peripheral developerslast_img read more

Adultsonly Desire Resorts and Desire Cruises rebrand under one name

first_img Posted by The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Adults-only Desire Resorts and Desire Cruises rebrand under one name CANCUN — Desire Resorts and Desire Cruises are consolidating to rebrand – and unite – under one brand known simply as ‘Desire.’The company’s branding relaunch involved creating a new distinctive icon inspired by “passion, desire and sexuality.” The new slogan – Beyond Seduction – embodies the sensual vibe of the brand. Both resort and cruise offerings will be available on desire-experience.com.With the launch of its new Mediterranean cruises, Desire is going beyond its all-inclusive resorts: Desire Riviera Maya Pearl Resort and Desire Riviera Maya Resort in Mexico. Dubbed ‘sensual sanctuaries at sea,’ Desire Cruises will offer provocative luxury and combine relaxation and fantasy with upscale destinations.Onboard, passengers will find the latest in adult entertainment, couples workshops, indoor/outdoor playrooms, gourmet dining, brand name beverage service, and first-class accommodations, all in an erotic, clothing-optional, 21-plus couples-only atmosphere.Desire is a division of Original Group. The company’s offerings are designed for adult couples only. Thursday, October 27, 2016 last_img read more

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