EDMONTON — Alberta’s premier says the province’s carbon tax will no longer exist as of May 30.Jason Kenney says a bill to eliminate the Alberta levy is to be introduced next week when the legislature begins sitting.He says the United Conservative government wants to review court decisions in Saskatchewan and Ontario before it decides if it will challenge the federal tax in court.The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recently ruled in a split decision that the federal tax imposed on provinces without a carbon price of their own is constitutional.The Ontario government is waiting for a decision on its court challenge.Kenney campaigned for — and won — Alberta’s election last month on a platform that included repealing the provincial carbon tax.The Canadian Press
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s energy minister says a massive, experimental in-stream tidal turbine can’t be allowed to sit at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy for an extended period of time.Derek Mombourquette said Thursday the province is monitoring developments as questions remain about the future of the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine project.Cape Sharp is a joint venture between OpenHydro, which is now in the midst of bankruptcy protection, and Halifax-based Emera Inc.“This can’t go on forever,” Mombourquette said. “They (creditors and remaining partners) have indicated that they are implementing a contingency plan and I’m looking forward to what that plan is going to be.”Last month, Cape Sharp Tidal successfully connected the two megawatt turbine to Nova Scotia’s electricity grid.Mombourquette said he plans to meet with Emera officials, but he wouldn’t put a timeline on the province’s patience as the regulator of the project, adding that its operating licence is still in place.“Right now our focus is on the environment and the safe operation of the turbine and ensuring those processes are in place,” he said.Mombourquette also wouldn’t say whether the province would be on the hook for the removal if the creditors aren’t interested in dealing with the turbine.“We’ll go down that road when the time comes,” he said. “There’s no public money specifically in that turbine.”Cape Sharp’s first turbine was connected to the grid in November 2016, but it was later removed for inspections and servicing in June of last year.An in-stream prototype was torn apart in 2009 by the bay’s powerful currents, which can move at 18 kilometres per hour.OpenHydro’s bankruptcy was prompted by Paris-based Naval Energies’ decision to pull funding from its Dublin-based subsidiary.In a statement issued last month, Naval Energies said it had stopped investing in tidal energy in Canada and in other locations, to focus on floating wind turbines and ocean thermal technology.
Rabat – A number of parties and movements have announced their participation in the national march of solidarity with the Rif protests set to take place on Sunday 11, demanding “freedom, dignity and social justice.”The Federation of the Democratic Left (FGD), the Unified Socialist Party, the Anfass Democratic Movement, Al Adl Wal Ihssane, and the Democratic Approach have announced that it will take part in the national march scheduled on June 11 in the capital, Rabat. This event was launched by FGD activists based in Casablanca and Rabat to demand “freedom, dignity and social justice,” and to show support for the arrested leaders of the protests in the Rif.In addition to these parties, the leaders of Moroccan Association of Human Rights has also declared that their association will take part in event. The National Council of Youth of the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP) issued a statement of categorical refusal to be part of the event, warning its members from coordinating with advocates of the march.This statement came in response to calls from the partys’ members to express support for the Rif protests and take part in the march. The National Council also made it clear that these calls do not represent the bodies and organizations of the party.The Justice and Development Party (PJD) is reported to be divided on the question of participation, although its young members are expected to attend the march.
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“The growing number of displaced people is outstripping the capacities of local communities,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva, adding that the agency and its partners are responding to some of the needs, but “we face major constraints in access.”In recent weeks, the North African nation has been embroiled in some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. The Libyan parliament convened for the first time in early August of this year, welcomed by the UN as a move toward peace. However, protracted battles between opposing armed groups continue to take their toll on civilians.According to a UNHCR statement released today, recent displacement has been around Warshefana on the outskirts of Tripoli, where fighting in recent weeks has caused some 100,000 people to flee. Additionally, some 15,000 people are estimated to be displaced around Benghazi.Many displaced people are living with locals, some who have opened their homes to several families to meet the growing need for shelter. People unable to stay with relatives or host families sleep in schools, parks or non-residential buildings converted into emergency shelters.For example, Ajaylat, a small town some 80 kilometres west of Tripoli, normally of about 100,000 people, is now hosting some 16,000 displaced people. With displaced people now making up more than 10 per cent of the local population, health facilities are struggling to cope.UNHCR reports that the main hospital there is witnessing a 30 per cent increase in cases and lacks essential medical supplies and medicines for chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes. Other towns across western Libya and in Benghazi are under similar strain.Efforts to reach the displaced are often hampered by limited access to towns affecting by fighting between rival armed groups. UNHCR and partners dispatched the first relief convoy for 12,000 displaced people in western Libya in August. But additional help is urgently needed, and for this, better access is required.The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNMIL) has called for an immediate ceasefire and access to carry out distribution of aid. Meanwhile, the UN has issued a humanitarian appeal for Libya requesting additional funding to continue helping hundreds of thousands of people.As well as the impact on the local population, the fighting is also affecting refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants in Libya – many of them from Middle Eastern countries and sub-Saharan Africa. Lawlessness and spike in food prices have made many desperate to leave.Libya’s policy of detaining refugees and migrants has pushed many to put their lives in the hands of smugglers to try to get to Europe – joining the tens of thousands of people who in recent months have transited through Libya and made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean. Of the more than 165,000 who have arrived on Europe’s shores so far this year, the majority departed from Libya – of whom 48 per cent are Syrians and Eritreans.Many have not made it far from the Libyan coast. The latest tragedy, off the coast near Tripoli on October 2, left more than 100 people, mostly Syrian nationals, dead or missing.
Mature female students pursuing Canadian university degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects face discrimination and other barriers, says a Brock-authored Canadian Commission for UNESCO research report.“Most women return to school because they know they have the capacity and ability to contribute to society,” says the report, researched and written by Brock University Professor of Biology Liette Vasseur and Brock Biology master’s student Heather VanVolkenburg.“These people are usually highly motivated and efficient in their studies in part because of their level of maturity,” says the report, which also applies to women in college programs in the trades. “Unfortunately, they face several barriers that they most likely never anticipated.”Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor; Liette Vasseur, Brock Professor of Biology and UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability; Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President of Let’s Talk Science; Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport; Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant-Governor; Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation; and Sébastien Goupil, Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.These barriers include things like inadequate daycare, ineligibility for scholarships, and a belief that mature female students won’t produce as much research because of family commitments, says the report, titled “The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training.”The report defines ‘mature students’ as being 25 years and older.Vasseur, who holds the UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: From Local to Global, presented the report at a conference in Ottawa Tuesday, Nov. 27. Following Vasseur’s keynote address, a panel discussion was held on equity and inclusion in post-secondary STEM learning that included Canada’s Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer.The report identifies six reasons why people don’t pursue a ‘linear’ university educational path, which typically moves from undergraduate to master’s to PhD with no or little break:New career optionsNeed for more credentialsDelay due to family reasonsNeed for family supportCareer prospect improvementSelf-interestUnlike their male counterparts, many female mature students delayed further studies because of a widespread perception that raising a family and pursuing academic degrees and careers were incompatible goals, says the report.This perception results in an “unconscious bias” that manifests itself in many ways, explains Vasseur.“One woman told me she was given a less-important research project because it was believed that she wouldn’t return the next year, as she was expecting,” says Vasseur.In another case, a mature woman had a similar experience, but in her case she was given a less-important project because she was close to retirement age.Female students with young children may find it difficult or impossible to attend an 8 a.m. or evening class when daycare centres open at 8:30 or 9 a.m. and end by 5 or 6 p.m., Vasseur says.Regarding financial support, the report notes that many student scholarship and employment opportunities are limited to people 30 years old and under. There are similar age caps in some post-graduate employment recruitment and retention programs.Ironically, despite these and other barriers, mature female students have a graduation rate of 70 per cent compared to a graduation rate of 56 per cent for male mature students, says the report.And, the graduation rate of all mature students was four times higher than for young students for the years leading into 2015, says the report.Most universities are not particularly welcoming to mature students in general, says Vasseur.That’s because many universities in Canada were set up in the 1950s and 60s for a new generation of youth who needed to be educated in a booming post-war job market.The report makes a number of recommendations, including:Improve information for mature students, especially on things like specific awardsTake work experience more into account for mature student admissionsOffer more online options, especially for early morning or evening classesTrain professors and admissions staff on unconscious biasRemove age limits for scholarships and student employment programsThe report, “The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training,” can be found on the Canadian Commission for UNESCO website.
Mr Leisegang, a personal chef, added: “We were asked by the emergency services to move back – there was a loud bang, an explosion from the gas canisters.”The firefighters have been brilliant, and I said to my wife that we should make some tea and sandwiches for them but we were told to evacuate before we could do anything.”Everyone seems to be safe. There are about 30 people in the church, there were some children earlier but they have been sent to stay with relatives.”We’re just thankful nobody seems to have been hurt.” “The building is only three storeys, and the top floor was completely engulfed in flames within a short time – that was the remarkable thing, how quickly the fire spread.”Within about 40 minutes of the fire, the whole of the top floor was gone. I could only see flames.” Fire rips through Weybridge Community Hospital in SurreyCredit:UK News In Pictures Scores of people were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night after a fire ripped through a hospital.Witnesses reported hearing a “loud bang” at Weybridge Community Hospital, in Surrey, before the building was engulfed in flames.Residents near the three-storey medical centre, which houses a walk-in centre that is only open during the daytime, were given refuge inside St James’ Parish Church after being told to leave their homes for safety reasons. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said crews would be in place “for some time”.Surrey Police confirmed there were no injuries.The force said in a statement: “A large number of residents have been evacuated. Roads around the building, including Weybridge High Street, have been closed and are likely to remain so for some time.”A large number of resources from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service are continuing to tackle the blaze, which is now under control. Firefighters use an aerial appliance to tackle flames at Weybridge Community HospitalCredit:UK News In Pictures “That’s when I saw the left side of the roof was in flames already. Within about 15 minutes, the whole of the roof was alight. The 28-year-old said: “It was about 11.45pm when my wife woke me up and said there was a fire at the hospital.”We heard people shouting outside and went to look through the window. We saw what was happening and ran down to see if we could help. Nearly a dozen fire crews were called to tackle the blaze late on Tuesday night. Two aerial ladder platforms were used to fight the flames from above.The blaze, which witnesses said took hold “extremely quickly”, started at around 11.45pm – several hours after the building closed for the day. No one was injured. An investigation is under way to try to establish the cause of the fire.Matt Leisegang, who was evacuated from his home around 300ft from the blaze, said he heard a “loud bang” and saw the top floor of the building “engulfed”. “An investigation is under way to establish the cause of the fire which remains unknown at this time.” Still smoke everywhere #weybridge #weybridgefire pic.twitter.com/rksBHqv9Jo— ⚧ Victor Victoria 🌈 (@fannyvonfabulus) July 12, 2017 Fire in Weybridge last night & ongoing! Surrey crews very busy! Another incident stretching the service this morning also #999family 🚒🚑🚓 pic.twitter.com/bT2U1WvLhZ— Staines fire station (@StainesFire) July 12, 2017 Weybridge Walk In centre ablaze this morning @BBCBreaking pic.twitter.com/KXvcPq4hIH— Matt Looseley (@MattLooseley) July 11, 2017 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.
The new Cavex® 700CVX hydrocyclone from Weir Minerals can achieve up to 50% higher throughput capacity in comparison with competitor cyclones in the 26 in diameter range, due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configuration. According to Sheldon Gabriel, Product Manager Cyclones of Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East, the Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone has a small, more space efficient body, making it ideal for new installations. “It is also perfectly suited and sized to fit into existing cyclone clusters for easy retrofitting, adding substantially to increased capacity. This hydrocyclone is the result of extensive research and development by the company and underlines our philosophy of driving customer centricity in all product development.”Mark Lockyer, Weir Minerals’ Global Product Manager Hydrocyclones, says that the need to increase throughput to maintain production levels is a reality for much of the industry, with many mines having to process more ore than they have in the past. “In these conditions, increasing throughput is essential. Sites that can achieve higher throughput with minimal capital expenditure certainly have a competitive advantage.” Gabriel says that Cavex hydrocyclones have been highly regarded for their proven efficiency and high capacity performance for decades. Cavex CVX hydrocyclones are designed to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of solids and slurry.“The unique shape of the Cavex hydrocyclone range features a laminar spiral inlet geometry that allows the slurry to follow a natural path without encountering any shelves, edges or corners. This reduces turbulence inside the hydrocyclone, which helps maximise separation efficiency, hydraulic capacity and wear life, while minimising localised wear in the feed chamber and vortex finder.” Weir Minerals Africa is dedicated to ensuring its products maximise throughput both within current plants and in greenfield operations. The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone is typical of the company’s commitment to best practice and is backed up by Weir Minerals’ extensive global service and aftermarket support.The harsh African mining conditions provide particularly tough operating conditions for installed equipment, but this has been catered for with the Cavex 700 CVX hydrocyclone, which features fabricated steel or cast ductile casing, replaceable elastomer liners up to 45 mm thick, ceramic lower cones, rubber lined steel vortex finders, rubber or ceramic spigots, rubber lined steel overflow pipe or air core booster caps.Weir Minerals delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, sand and aggregate transportation, milling, processing, waste-management and comminution processes across a range of industries and in more than 30 different countries. Weir Minerals Africa benefits from the global investment into benchmark technology development and the vast experience gained by the local operation in a multitude of African installations.
Patients nearing end of life may be cared for in hospices and in their own homes. However many people also die in our acute hospitals and there are specialist palliative care teams which provide services to both in-patients and out-patients.He added that the HSE is fully committed to ensuring that it maintains and improves on palliative care services.The collaboration is on a number of areas including a review of palliative care for all, primary care, advance care planning, bereavement and addressing gaps in service prison.The IHF said there is also potential to expand the Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme into community hospitals and work on the development of palliative care with dementia.Read: 2,500 patients a year are denied access to hospice services> THE HSE HAS signed a collaborative agreement with the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) to cover cooperation on joint projects to improve palliative care and end-of-life care services in Ireland.The IHF said today the agreement aims to deliver maximum benefits to those accessing palliative care services avoid unnecessary duplication and maximise opportunities for cross sector working.Commenting on the agreement today, Director of Acute Hospitals at the HSE, Ian Carter said:
By Gráinne Ní Aodha 15,210 Views Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Ireland has one of the worst hospital waiting times in Europe We also ranked the fifth worst for getting value out of the money we put into our healthcare system. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson http://jrnl.ie/3212178 Short URL 44 Comments Monday 30 Jan 2017, 8:15 AM IRELAND HAS BEEN ranked as the country with the worst (or longest) waiting times in a comprehensive health study.The 2016 European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) ranked Ireland 21st overall, out of 35 countries – which is the same ranking as last year‘s Index.The study measured 48 indicators in various different groups, including treatment, results, waiting times, patient information, and was based on WHO and OECD research.Ireland ranked 14th place in 2013 – and saw a significant drop once the study began including patient organisation feedback in their study, as a type of ‘reality check’.The Irish Patients’ Association responded to the study by saying they hoped that this was “a watershed moment”.“Accountability at all levels is required, and if there are ” any principalities of entitlement” which impact on, or block timely access to health care for any sick people they must be removed.”The author of the study Dr Arne Bjornberg said on Morning Ireland that some countries didn’t have statistics on waiting lists because there was no waiting list for hospital care. Last year, there was a quite remarkable HSE memo about a programme to reduce waiting times, for specialists. But even if that target is reached, it’s still the worst by far.He said that trying to achieve an average waiting list time was difficult, but that Sweden, Poland and the UK were also ranked along Ireland as the countries with the worst waiting times.Ireland was also the fifth worst country for ‘efficiency’, or “getting bang for your buck”, as Bjorgberg put it.“We’ve taken the index scores and related them to spend per captia (Sweden don’t do well either). [This might be because] a lot of politicians who believe you save money with long waiting lists, when in reality they make things more expensive.”Read: The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to itRead: This Dublin tech firm has sealed a €5m deal to help fight rare diseases across Europe Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM Share555 Tweet Email1
OGM : les agriculteurs brésiliens en conflit avec MonsantoDes millions d’agriculteurs brésiliens cultivant des semences de soja transgénique Monsanto refusent depuis quelques années de s’acquitter de la redevance que leur réclame le géant américain. Ils ont alors porté l’affaire en justice, et la dernière instance de ce procès doit prochainement avoir lieu.En avril dernier, le tribunal régional de l’Etat du Rio Grande do sul a condamné le groupe Monsanto à rembourser les redevances qu’il impose depuis 8 ans à des millions d’agriculteurs brésiliens cultivant des semences de soja transgénique. Une décision dont le géant américain, censé rembourser deux milliards de dollars au minimum, a fait appel.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce soja OGM a fait son apparition en contrebande voilà quinze ans au Brésil, où il est devenu le moyen de subsistance de millions de personnes. Comme le rappelle l’AFP, cette culture est la plus rentable du pays. Son chiffre d’affaires a atteint quelque 24,1 milliards de dollars en 2011. Mais depuis 2004, Monsanto impose aux agriculteurs de lui reverser 2% du montant engendré chaque année par la vente de leur récolte, et ce en arguant la propriété intellectuelle de ces semences.Ils sont aujourd’hui 5 millions à refuser de continuer à payer cet “impôt privé sur la production”, explique à l’AFP l’avocate qui les représente, Jane Berwanger. Contacté par l’agence, le géant des biotechnologies végétales affirme de son côté qu’il recevra encore cette redevance, en attendant la décision définitive de la justice. Suite au dernier appel de la firme, la dernière instance du procès doit prochainement avoir lieu.Mais le soja transgénique est également à l’origine d’un second conflit, cette fois avec les écologistes, qui déplorent l’ampleur de cette culture au Brésil. Ils s’insurgent contre la destruction des écosystèmes et le sacrifice de la forêt amazonienne au profit du développement de cet OGM qui cultivé dans 17 des 27 Etats, représente désormais 85% des plantations de soja plantés dans le pays.Le 1 juin 2012 à 11:35 • Maxime Lambert
Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors This is just ridiculously amazing @brielarson @SamuelLJackson #justagirl #CaptainMarvel 😳🍀👌🏻🤸🏻♂️🥳gx https://t.co/KoxuLljY9t— Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) March 17, 2019 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice What Captain Marvel means to the people who made it Captain Marvel’s early suit concepts are way different to the comic Captain Marvel review: A soaring tale of self-discovery with a ’90s beat reading • Captain Marvel belts out ‘Just a Girl’ and Gwen Stefani approves Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Tags Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $179 • See It Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $179 See It 8 Apple TV 4K Stefani has been the on and off lead singer for rockers No Doubt since they formed in 1986. In between hiatuses Stefani went solo in 2004 with party mainstays “Rich Girl” and “Hollaback Girl”. No Doubt released “Just a Girl” as a single along with their Tragic Kingdom album from 1995.Not just a superhero, Larson had a music career herself, so it’s not surprising she can belt a tune. Her first and only album “Finally Out of P.E.” came out in 2005. Comments Apple Best Buy $169 See it See It TV and Movies Apple Captain Marvel stars Briel Larson and Samuel L. Jackson in Carpool Karaoke. The Late Late Show with James Cordon/Apple TV via YouTube Captain Marvel is memorable for many reasons.It’s the first Marvel film to star a female protagonist (Brie Larson), have a female director (Anna Boden) and a female composer (Pinar Toprak).It also contains one of those fight scenes that stick in your brain for punches and energy blasts timed to the beat of a smashing punk-rock song.That song is “Just a Girl” by the ’80s rock band No Doubt, which some of us younger folks no doubt didn’t realize featured Gwen Stefani as the lead singer.Stefani has had a listen to Larson and co-star Samuel L. Jackson singing “Just a Girl” in an episode of Carpool Karaoke, available on the Apple TV app.And she loves it.”This is just ridiculously amazing,” Stefani tweeted Sunday at Larson and Jackson’s accounts with a link to their performance. See All Crutchfield Related stories $179 Other songs to pump you up on the Captain Marvel soundtrack include: Waterfalls by TLC, Crazy on You by Heart and Come As You Are by Nirvana.No tweet reply from Larson and Jackson yet, but I would be happy if they responded with a rendition of “Don’t Speak”. Captain Marvel Apple
Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email TagsBuddhism Christianity Easter attack homepage featured immigrants Islam Sri Lanka attack vigil,You may also like By: Ben Sales Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Ben Sales News • Photos of the Week By: Ben Sales Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,NEW YORK (RNS) — Brian Kurukulasuriya has never lived in Sri Lanka. But to him, the Easter Sunday bombings felt personal.He remembers lighting a votive candle on a visit to St. Anthony’s Shrine in the island nation’s capital, Colombo, and he has visited St. Sebastian’s Church in the nearby city of Negombo. His parents’ wedding reception was at Colombo’s Kingsbury Hotel.All of those places and more were attacked on April 21, Easter Sunday, in multiple suicide bombings by a Muslim extremist group that killed more than 250 people. His great uncle suffered a shrapnel wound on Easter at St. Sebastian’s.Brian Kurukulasuriya has never lived in Sri Lanka, but he has visited two of the bombed churches and has a relative who was injured. Courtesy photoKurukulasuriya visits Sri Lanka every few years. But in Missouri, where he was raised, he was usually the only Sri Lankan kid in his class. He often wished his friends could see the places he had gotten to know on his trips. Now they finally have — but only in tragedy.“I would like Sri Lanka to get more exposure, but this is not the way I wanted to see it happen,” said Kurukulasuriya, 23, a recent graduate of The Ohio State University. “Seeing St. Sebastian’s Church and St. Anthony’s Shrine in international media like this, it was horrible. People know about Sri Lanka now, but for the wrong reasons.”For Sri Lankans who have immigrated here and young Americans with family connections to Sri Lanka, the Easter Sunday bombings mixed horror with shame. The world almost never hears about Sri Lanka. Why did it have to learn about the country this way?“Oh, I was shocked,” said Mohammed Micdad, 26, an information technology worker who moved to the United States in 2011 and attended a vigil for the bombing victims Tuesday night (April 30) at a church in Queens, New York. “I never expected this kind of attack in Sri Lanka. I have so many Buddhist friends, Hindu friends, Christians. They’re in pain.”Micdad, who is Muslim, came to the vigil from New Jersey with three other Sri Lankan Muslim friends to show solidarity with the country’s Christians. The vigil was organized by The Association of Sri Lankan Muslims in North America, or TASMINA, and a range of faith leaders spoke from the pulpit.Although the island’s population of 21 million is diverse, with a Buddhist majority and Muslim, Hindu and Christian minorities, Micdad and his friends said the different religious communities interact and get along.Sri Lanka’s nearly 26-year civil war, which ended a decade ago, was fought along ethnic lines, not religious ones, between Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority in the north. Previous terrorist attacks have occurred in the country, but mostly in the context of the war, not religious extremism.People at the vigil said they saw the island as a tranquil natural beauty. Speaking at the vigil, TASMINA’s past president, Arafa Yoosuf, took on an almost mournful tone as he quoted a tourist website’s description of Sri Lanka as a “true paradise on earth” and a “splendid island.”“This is how Sri Lanka was portrayed to the world up to last Sunday, Easter Sunday,” he said. “Today, all over the globe, Sri Lanka is known by words and terms such as devastation, catastrophe, fiasco, tragedy, crisis and so on.”Fazrim Mooza, left, Mohammed Arshard and Mohammed Micdad came from Edison, N.J. to Queens, N.Y. for a Sri Lankan Muslim-organized vigil on April 30, 2019, in solidarity with the bombing victims. RNS photo by Ben SalesThe approximately 50,000 Sri Lankans in the United States are also well integrated, said Fazrim Mooza, 37, who has lived in the United States since 2007 and is active in a local Sri Lankan community center. He has spent the past week trying, from afar, to comfort friends of different faiths in Sri Lanka.“It made it harder because if we were there we could have been with them together,” he said. “They feel the same thing. They don’t want this issue to come between our community. That’s only a few people who want to create troubles.”Children of Sri Lankan immigrants talked about the bombing in the context of global terrorism as well as gun violence in the United States. Rukaiyaa Arssath, 16, who also attended the vigil, viewed the bombing as just one of several hateful attacks that have occurred recently, including the shooting in a San Diego-area synagogue on April 27 and recent instances of Islamophobia.“It’s been happening for a couple of weeks consecutively,” she said. “Any sort of hateful attack or hate crime to anybody is as bad, regardless of whether or not you’re from that community or not. So I think that’s what matters most.”Kurukulasuriya also saw cross-cultural solidarity as one positive outcome of an otherwise horrific event and said he appreciated seeing New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy attend a mass in Staten Island the day following the attack. That was at least one heartwarming way, he said, that his family’s country was being recognized.“In the United States, growing up, people didn’t know what Sri Lanka was,” he said. “So to see people acknowledge you exist, albeit in very dire, sad circumstances, it was nice to see that.” Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Catholicism Share This! As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Ben Sales Share This! 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Growing up in a secular neighbourhood, I always saw Holi as an occasion to celebrate togetherness – ignoring the existing societal barriers, cultural differences, and religious norms. However, time changed everything.Gathering in the community park to splash colours on anyone passing by, singing and dancing to the tunes of holi-centric songs, and binge eating delicacies until the stomach starts to ache, all of it has become a rare sight nowadays. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfLiquor has replaced the traditional Bhaang, and mouthwatering sweets (including Gujiya and jalebi) are avoided out of diet concerns. Overall, the festival of colours has reduced to ‘a day off’ from office. Contemplating the present situation, commoners talk about how the way of celebrating Holi has changed over the years. In search of a better standard of living, many people have migrated from villages to cities – and in the process, self-centralism has become a predominant force. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAccording to various psychological studies, stress levels are also on the rise which has resulted in the decline of patience levels and people tend to be ‘intolerant’ less bothered about others. -Harsh Khanna, Businessman Until a decade ago, we actually used to gather at the community centre of our residential society and celebrate the festival. It used to be hours of celebration with neighbours, relatives, and a thousand friends. But the increasing economic burden on families has forced people to keep the celebrations minimal. Instead of large gatherings, it is just about close friends and relatives. Moreover, urbanisation and rise of nuclear families has further worsen the situation. -Mayank Bhardwaj, Engineer Why just Holi? Look at any festival that we celebrate. We’re more virtually connected to each other now, and the physical connect is almost non-existent. Also, we are no longer interested in nurturing relationships and rather prefer spending ‘me time’ – binge-watching the trending shows. The charm, and spirit of festivals have almost disappeared, and they are losing the real essence. -Akshit Juneja, Entrepreneur I believe the community culture changes after every 100 kilometers. Owing to the different lifestyles and working patterns, way of celebrating an occasion also differs a lot. It was only after I migrated to a metro city that I observed how people in rural areas are more sociable, and stressful lives of city dwellers hampers the festive joy. Having said that, I don’t believe the community culture has completely lost its existence today. It’s still extant. Even today, people like me celebrate the occasion with family, neighbours, and cousins. The only difference that I observe is the amount of enthusiasm and zest, which has dropped down with age. And I believe it is very natural. -Akshay Kumar, Pr Professional I enjoyed Holi celebration more as a kid than I do now. Today, it feels unsafe to step out of the house and roam around the society freely.Earlier the preparations would begin at least a week before – where we would fill buckets with water balloons, stock up colours boxes, look out for the coolest pichkaris in the market, and play for hours without worrying about anything; but things have changed to a great extent. Now, Holi celebration is more of a custom which is mandatorily practiced, but wraps up within a few hours.-Gayatri Mohan, Journalist
Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos by Martin Brinkmann on June 23, 2019 in Windows – Last Update: June 23, 2019 – 38 commentsPrograms designed with Visual Studio may require a specific version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to run. The requirement resulted in the installation of a large number of Visual C++ Redistributable packages on Windows PCs.It is not uncommon to see multiple Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables on a system that were installed by software programs, through updates, e.g. security updates, or manually by the system administrator.Redistributables are stored in a central location so that any program installed on the system may access the files if required. You can check out our detailed guide on Visual C++ Redistributables here for additional details.Microsoft changed the system significantly with the release of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019. A baseline image is provided for these redistributable packages so that it is no longer necessary to install different versions separately on target systems.In other words: if the Visual C++ 2019 redistributable is installed on a system, it is no longer necessary to install the Visual C++ 2015 or 2017 redistributable packages as these are supported automatically as well.Microsoft provides the following example on the “The latest supported Visual C++ downloads” support page.For example, installing the Visual C++ 2019 redistributable will affect programs built with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017 also. However, installing the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable will not replace the newer versions of the files installed by the Visual C++ 2017 and 2019 redistributables.This is different from all previous Visual C++ versions, as they each had their own distinct runtime files, not shared with other versions.A support article on Microsoft’s Docs website provides further information:From Visual Studio .NET through Visual Studio 2013, each major release of the C++ compiler and tools has included a new, standalone version of the Microsoft C Runtime (CRT) library. These standalone versions of the CRT were independent from, and to various degrees, incompatible with each other. For example, the CRT library used by Visual Studio 2012 was version 11, named msvcr110.dll, and the CRT used by Visual Studio 2013 was version 12, named msvcr120.dll. Beginning in Visual Studio 2015, this is no longer the case. Visual Studio 2015 and later versions of Visual Studio all use one Universal CRT.The Universal CRT is a Microsoft Windows operating system component. It is included as part of the operating system in Windows 10 and is available for older operating systems, Windows Vista through Windows 8.1, by using Windows Update. In addition, local deployment of the Universal CRT is supported, with some restrictions.Windows administrators may download the Universal C Runtime with a click on the following links:x86: vc_redist.x86.exex64: vc_redist.x64.exeARM64: vc_redist.arm64.exeOlder Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio still need to be downloaded and installed separately, or delivered as part of a program’s installation process.The Visual C++ All in One Installer is also useful when it comes to installing redistributable packages on Windows systems.Closing WordsThe Universal C Runtime is a step in the right direction. While it does not take care of older C++ Redistributable packages, it did so starting with the release of the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable.Now You: How many Redistributable packages are installed on your system? (via Born)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable ChaosDescriptionMicrosoft switched to a Universal C Runtime format with the release of Visual Studio 2015 to reduce the administrative burden.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) – Syrian rebels steal diesel from army trucks to give to the poor, form councils to restore basic services, fix power lines and make sure bakeries have flour for bread.But the attempts to win over public opinion come with a flip side, with the fighters increasingly accused of circulating exaggerated or false statements to stoke world outrage against the regime amid a deepening civil war. At the Bab al-Salamah border point with Turkey, hundreds of families fleeing the violence seek refuge in the old customs warehouses where goods brought from Turkey used to be stored.They are waiting to be transferred to refugee camps in Turkey, but for now they are dependent on mats, blankets, bread and water bottles distributed by Free Syrian Army volunteers.One woman who identified herself only as Um Ali, 63, said the rebels have good intensions, but she was skeptical they would be able to follow through.“I can see that they are doing their level best, but it’s not enough for our country,” she said. “Our country is too big and the population is enormous, no matter how much they try it will never be enough.”____Associated Press writers Khaled Kazziha in Killis, Turkey, and Ben Hubbard in northern Syria contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Many Syrians in rebel-controlled areas say the gunmen are polite at checkpoints, apologizing for any inconvenience as they verify identity cards and search cars.“The Free Syrian Army played an extraordinary role by supplying people with food and makeshift hospitals with medicine and equipment in the suburbs of Damascus,” Damascus resident and activist Maath al-Shami said.He added that while some people see the FSA presence in their areas as a blessing, others are scared because it usually brings “destructive retaliation” from regime forces.Residents in the countryside between the northern city of Aleppo and the Turkish border are largely sympathetic to the rebels.In some of these areas, rebel leaders have formed councils that are trying to restore services by trying to persuade electric company workers who aren’t working because of the violence to help repair damaged power lines.In other areas, rebels work to ensure bakeries keep running by providing them with gas and collecting flour from safer areas so they can continue to make the flatbread that is the main staple in many households.Mohammed, a Syrian citizen who recently fled to Lebanon from the northern province of Aleppo, said the region is suffering from a lack of cooking oil and diesel for generators that make up for power outages that can last for days in some areas. He added that many people are cooking on wood fires outside. He said rebels seized his town in July, but “did not bother any of us or damage any private property.” Mohammed said they entered government buildings and stayed there. He withheld the name of the town because he has to pass through government-held territories when he returns to Syria.Mohammed, who asked to be identified by his first name only for fear of government reprisals against relatives remaining in Syria, described one incident in which rebels captured a diesel tanker truck and distributed the fuel to residents.“The Free Syrian Army is gaining people’s support because of these acts,” Mohammed said in an interview in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.Faiz Amru, an FSA general, said the rebels serve the people because it is their duty.“When we capture a diesel truck, we keep the regime from filling up tanks to shell the people and we give it to the people instead,” Amru said. “Who are the Free Syrian Army and the rebels? They are the sons of people in this country.”A resident of the central city of Homs’ neighborhood of Baba Amr said rebel gunmen made sure all residents had bread and offered money to be people in need before the government regained control of the area in March. Parents, stop beating yourself up In pitching their cause to the outside world, rebels and opposition activists also have developed media operations to give information and videos to journalists who cannot freely travel in the country due to the violence and regime restrictions. But many of these activists manipulate the reports or provide incomplete information to ensure they are largely sympathetic to the rebels.In a small media office in the town of Marea, 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Aleppo, an activist who goes by the name Abu al-Hassan spends his days corresponding via Skype with activists elsewhere, compiling reports and relaying them to foreign journalists.On a recent afternoon, he spoke with an Arab satellite network producer about an interview, then went on the air with a private pro-rebel channel called Barada.Speaking in the formal Arabic of a professional TV correspondent, he gave the station a full report on the location of shelling by regime forces in Aleppo and where “honorable revolutionaries” were resisting government advances. When he finished, the channel thanked him for his contribution from “the city of Aleppo.”However, Abu al-Hassan told a visiting Associated Press reporter that he had last been to Aleppo a month and a half ago, before the current violence in the longtime regime stronghold had even begun. “When I said I want to leave, they smuggled me out of Baba Amr,” said the man who identified himself as Farouk. He also spoke in an interview in Tripoli, where many refugees have sought shelter.The effort to win public support, however, has been tarnished by acts of violence blamed on the rebels.In July, rebels captured members of a pro-regime clan in the northern city of Aleppo and made them identify themselves on camera with clear marks of torture on their bodies and faces. Another video, apparently taken by rebels, showed at least four members of the Barri clan being shot dead on an Aleppo street.Earlier this month, another video showed the bodies of dead policemen as they were being thrown from the top of a building in the northern town of al-Bab.It was not possible to independently verify any of the videos, but such reports appear to have thrust the rebels into damage-control mode, particularly when it comes to treatment of prisoners of war.On Aug. 13, rebels captured a Syrian army pilot whose plane went down while bombing rebel-held areas in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour. The pilot later appeared in a video in which a rebel promised the colonel would be treated according to the Geneva Conventions. Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments Share Over the past few months, rebels known as the Free Syrian Army have taken control of wide swaths of Syria after battles with government forces that have devastated vast swaths of territory and left entire villages without fuel, money and many basic foodstuffs.As they sweep into the impoverished areas, they’re also doing their best to ease the suffering.The goal is to gain support for the fight against President Bashar Assad by showing Syrians that they are nicer than the ruthless regime that rules as a police state.Most Syrians have lived in fear during four decades of Assad family rule. The regime’s notorious security agencies often detain and torture people for matters that in other countries are taken for granted such as complaining about water cuts or state corruption.The rebels are seeking to prove they will be different if Assad is ousted by not disrupting life in the villages and towns they seize and distributing desperately needed goods such as food and medicine.The effort is limited. The opposition doesn’t have the power to rebuild destroyed areas or fix infrastructure that has been heavily damaged by the war. They also have faced allegations of torture and mistreatment of pro-regime elements by human rights groups. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 4 must play golf courses in Arizona 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
Genpact Appoints VP of Business Development for Quantum June 12, 2012 506 Views Agents & Brokers Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-06-12 Sara Ortega in Origination, Servicing, Technology “”Genpact Limited””:http://www.genpact.com/, a global provider of business processing and technology management services, announced Tuesday the appointment of William “”Bill”” Mitchell as assistant VP of business development for the company’s Quantum Mortgage Origination System (MOS) technology platform. [IMAGE]””As we strive to further increase industry awareness of the enhanced loan origination process provided by Quantum Mortgage Operation System, Bill’s expertise in banking and mortgage technology will play a substantial role in accurately identifying new customers and thoroughly educating them on the business improvements they can make by implementing Genpact Quantum’s full end-to-end suite of mortgage technology,”” said Roger Hull, VP with Genpact Mortgage Services.[COLUMN_BREAK]Prior to joining Genpact, Mitchell served as both VP and national sales manager of Michigan-based Mortgage Builder Software. He managed teams that opened regional sales offices in Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Previously, he also served as regional sales manager for Lenders E-Source, Fiserv-Del Mar Database, and corporate sales manager for Ocwen Technology Xchange.””In today’s secondary housing market, the lack of data used to originate, close and sell loans is an industry-wide issue that can be easily addressed through the use of advanced mortgage software platforms readily available to lenders,”” said Mitchell. “”I am looking forward to building on nearly two decades of relationships and experience in the financial services industry to expand Genpact’s mortgage services to new audiences and position Genpact’s Quantum technology suite as the premium loan automation solution in the industry today,”” he added.Mitchell will bring more than 18 years of experience to Genpact and be responsible for the sales and marketing of Quantum to mortgage lenders and financial.Quantum is the mortgage technology platform of Genpact Limited’s Genpact Mortgage Services that helps lenders leverage mortgage data to streamline origination, secondary market, and servicing processes. Share
These thoughts and words are not meant to be the spiny, ruddy finger of blame, pointing at the defense. Other than the last two games, the defense has played exceptionally well. But the burden of greatness is carried with the yoke of responsibility and the Cardinals defense is this team’s beast of burden. Fair or unfair, like it or not, offenses are trying to put the Cardinals front seven in a phone-booth, where there’s only one way out: fists first. Lets hope Big Red brings their brass knuckles to Hotlanta. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo I’m in a myopic mood so let’s get specific: beating the Arizona Cardinals means beating their defense. And the plan to beating Ray Horton’s X-Men has been to run the football, run it well and run it often.Running the football takes a toll on quick, athletic fronts like you find in Big Red’s box defenders. Other than Dan Williams, who’s built like a Dumpster but has eyebrows, the Cardinals are light and slight up front. Calais Campbell is long and lean. Darnell Dockett is quick, explosive, athletic, but is not considered a prototypical run-stuffer. O’Brien Schofield (who was playing when this defense was rolling) and Sam Acho have great motors and play to the ground with blood under their nails but are undersized at the OLB positions in today’s 3-4 scheme. Although Paris Lenon is the grandmaster-guru of destruction and generalship and Daryl Washington is one of the best football players this side of the moon, they both are light in the pants for playing inside the tackle box. Top Stories Minnesota threw it 18 times and ran it on 26 occasions for 164 yards, averaging over six yards per carry. And the Cards lost again. And a trend was forming. San Francisco threw the ball 19 times and ran it 28 times and Alex Smith used play-action to near perfection, completing 18 of those passing attempts and three touchdowns. The Cards were soundly defeated by the 49ers and the trend of how you beat the Cardinals, generally, and how you beat Big Red’s defense, specifically, had become a pattern. The Packers were looking for a running game all season but had been struggling to find one — until they played the Cardinals. Like the others, Green Bay ran the ball more than they threw it. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were balanced, used play-action and ran the ball between the tackles. Green Bay amassed 143 yards rushing against the X-Men when they were in the bottom third of the league in rushing, averaging under 100 yards per game. And so it goes… Atlanta isn’t great at running the ball and only averages 24 attempts per game. Expect that number to rise on Sunday.There are many variables that have come into play and have contributed to the outcome of games during this losing streak for Arizona. But it appears obvious the word is out on how you beat Ray Horton’s defense and, in so doing, beat the Cardinals and their struggling offense. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling These men have played extremely well and are still considered one of the better defenses in the league. But teams have figured out how they want to attack the X-Men and their fluid, athletic fronts. In all games the Cardinals have lost, opposing offenses have had the luxury of playing with leads in the first-half of the game and into the second half. And most of these leads have developed because teams ran the ball well enough to stay balanced, move the ball and use the power of play-action to confound Horton’s scheming. It started against the Rams, October 4. After getting torched by Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins for 417 passing yards the week before, the Rams had a different plan of attack against the Cardinals defense. Sam Bradford only threw the ball 21 times (completing 7) and they handed the ball off to a RB 27 times. Steven Jackson & Co. averaged over four yards a carry and allowed the Rams to stay balanced. Although they only scored 17 points, the Rams won the game and that game marked the beginning of woes for Arizona.Buffalo tried the same thing: run the ball, attack the Cardinals front seven, stay balanced. The Bills threw the ball 32 times and ran it, where they handed it off to a running back, 28 times. They gained 141 yards, averaged over five yards per carry and scored two rushing touchdowns. Although many other factors weighed into the outcome of this game, the plan was sound and the Bills won the game in OT. Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou presented on Wednesday a government bill on the obligation of state services to abide by court decisions, as another measure to promote transparency and accountability of the state.The bill, which was approved this week by the cabinet, provides for the procedure in complying with court rulings, guidance on the appropriate manner of compliance, the possibility of issuing a decree in the event of non-compliance with the annulment of a court decision and financial sanctions on the authority or person responsible for compliance up to €5,000 and an additional penalty up to €200 for each day of non-compliance.It also provides for criminal offence in the case an employee, who knowingly and fraudulently refuses to comply with the annulment of a court order or urges other persons who are obliged to abide, do the same.Nicolaou said that there were many occasions in the past when state services failed to comply with court decisions resulting in damages brought against the Republic, wasting of time by all those responsible and “creating a negative climate for meritocracy”.The bill was already sent to the House for discussion and to be tabled for vote. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola