Abortion rights advocate calls for more clarity on summer jobs program

first_imgOTTAWA – A reproductive rights advocate who urged the Liberals to deny summer job grants to groups pushing for restricted access to abortion said the government may have gone a step too far in rolling out the changes.Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, said she supports what she believes was the government’s primary goal: targeting organizations that would hire students to undermine reproductive rights, or discriminate against the LGBTQ community.“They are not interested in stopping churches or whatever,” Arthur said. “It’s really all about anti-choice groups or anti-LGBT groups.”Faith-based organizations are welcome to seek federal funding to create summer jobs for youth, the government says, but they are being asked to attest to their respect for sexual and reproductive rights — including “the right to access safe and legal abortions” — as well as other human rights.That stipulation applies not only to the job activity, but the core mandate of the organization.The change to the Canada Summer Jobs program, which created nearly 69,000 jobs in 2017, stems from a controversy last year when officials approved tens of thousands of dollars for groups opposing abortion — a fact Arthur and her national political advocacy organization helped bring to light.But Arthur said she thinks the message is getting lost, thanks to vague language that has faith-based groups fearful that the government is treading on fundamental freedoms of conscience, religion and thought guaranteed by the charter.Many churches and other religious groups say that forces them to choose between their spiritual values and funding that helps run soup kitchens, shelters and other activities that have nothing to do with abortion.“If there is a confusion in the wording, then that is a problem I think that they should look at and hopefully fix,” Arthur said. “There should be some way of doing it without raising the ire of all these other religious groups.”Arthur wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Employment Minister Patty Hajdu last week, recommending the government clarify the wording on its website, both to “correct the confusions” and “mitigate the effects of any lawsuits.”Some groups have discussed adding a letter to the application form explaining that while they do support all charter and human rights law, they do not want to be compelled to express broad support for reproductive rights. Employment and Social Development Canada suggests such applications would be rejected outright.Still, Arthur is not alone in her support of the government’s original goal.Helen Kennedy, executive director of Egale Canada, an organization that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, said she hopes the Liberals will expand the policy change to other areas and that provincial governments will follow their example.“I don’t understand why someone would not welcome that type of inclusion with respect to the mandate of their organization,” Kennedy said.“I think it’s really important to set a standard of what Canada is about in terms of human rights.”Diane Bergeron, vice-president of the CNIB — formerly known as the Canadian National Institute for the Blind — suggested those opposed to the new requirements are reading too much into them.“They’re not actually checking a box saying they believe in abortion,” Bergeron said. “They’re saying that they understand that it is a right that women have to choose.”Bonnie Brayton, the national executive director of DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada, said she is proud of the government and its stance.“Too often, people don’t want to offend anyone with the way they unpack a program like that, because they want it seen as it’s for everyone,” she said, “and it is for everyone, provided the people who receive these things respect Canadian laws and Canadian human rights.”Karen Segal, the staff lawyer for the Women’s Legal and Action Fund (LEAF), said freedom of belief does not mean the right to money.“It’s reasonable to establish a set of criteria, a set of goals that the program is intended to advance.”— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

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Board extends parole grants overnight leaves for convicted killer Kelly Ellard

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Parole Board of Canada has granted overnight leaves and extended day parole for a British Columbia woman convicted in the 1997 swarming and murder of Victoria teenager Reena Virk.The board says Kelly Ellard, who now goes by Kerry Marie Sim, has show “sustained positive change” since her conviction and life sentence in 2005 for the second-degree murder of the 14-year-old.Ellard, who is now in her late 30s, received day parole in November 2017, shortly after the birth of a child she conceived during a conjugal visit with her boyfriend.The board has extended parole in six-month increments since then, and its latest decision authorizes overnight leaves, although it notes her continuing relationship with the child’s father, also a convicted criminal, still requires monitoring.The board ruling, issued late last month but just released to the media, says Ellard is coping well with several sources of stress, and any risk to the public continues to be manageable. Ellard must still abide by several conditions, including abstaining from alcohol and drugs, and she is not permitted any contact with Virk’s family.“The deceased victim’s family has suffered the violent loss of their child, and they have the right to live their lives without any concern of unwanted contact from you,” the two-member parole board panel writes.Ellard was 15 at the time of Virk’s murder, but was sentenced as an adult. She was convicted at her third trial in 2005 after a B.C. Court of Appeal decision set aside the guilty verdict in her first trial and her second trial ended with a deadlocked jury.Court was told Ellard and several other teens swarmed and beat Virk before Ellard and a teenage boy held her head underwater until she drowned.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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SecretaryGenerals emissary meets with Saudi king

5 March 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s special advisor on efforts to consolidate peace and pursue political, economic and social development in Iraq met with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah over the weekend for talks that focused on a range of regional issues as well as the country’s relations with the United Nations. Ibrahim Gambari, the former head of the UN Department for Political Affairs who was named Special Advisor on the International Compact with Iraq and Other Political Issues just last Friday, delivered a message from the Secretary-General to the king during the meeting in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, yesterday. Mr. Gambari has since spoken with Mr. Ban by phone and will fully brief him on all his discussions upon his return to New York. While in Saudi Arabia he will continue contacts with senior government officials and will travel to Jeddah later in the week to meet with the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.The Compact was launched last July in an effort to end the killings and bring stability to Iraq and then Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that without greater global support, the violence-torn country would fail to attain peace. read more

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Condos make up more than half of housing starts in Canadas biggest

OTTAWA — Condominiums accounted for more than one-third of all Canadian housing starts last year, and more than half of the total in several of the country’s biggest cities, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says.[np_storybar title=”Too many condos in Canada? Looks like we may not have enough” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/11/19/housing-bubble-begone-turns-out-we-just-might-need-all-those-new-condos-and-houses/”%5D Are we really overbuilding, constructing too many condominiums and creating too much sprawl? A new report maintains we need that housing more than ever [/np_storybar]The federal agency says condominium apartment starts represented less than one in five Canadian housing starts in the early 1990s, but that proportion had grown to more than one in three in 2013.Vancouver, the country’s most expensive real estate market, saw condos make up 62.6% of its housing starts last year. In Montreal, condos accounted for 56.3% of the starts and in Toronto they accounted for 53.9% of new housing construction, CMHC said in an annual market review released Thursday.“This long-term trend toward a higher share of condominium starts, especially in higher-priced urban centres, is likely due to the relatively lower price of condominium apartment units compared to freehold single-detached dwellings,” CMHC said in the 2014 Canadian Housing Observer.“In addition, in most large urban centres, the secondary rental condominium market has become an increasingly important complement to purpose-built rental housing.”CMHC said the share of purpose-built rental starts was about 20% of total starts in the early 1990s, but fell to 14% in 2013.Vancouver saw rental starts make up 16.8% of total, while 15% of the starts in Montreal last year were purpose-built rental properties. However in Toronto, just 2.1% of the housing starts were purpose-built rental starts.The report also noted that after taking into account differences due to exchange rates, inflation and other factors that affect the purchasing power of home buyers, Canadian home prices remain higher than those in the United States“This Canadian ’premium’ could be a cause for concern, because it may indicate that house prices in Canada are overvalued,” the report said.“CMHC is analyzing these differences, in order to understand the reasons for the price differential, be they structural, temporary or reflective of relative overvaluation in Canada.”The strength of the Canadian housing market and concerns about a possible housing crash have garnered much attention.Last month, the Bank of Canada raised concerns about the “renewed vigour” it detected in the housing market and consumer spending since the summer.However, both Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and Finance Minister Joe Oliver have downplayed the susceptibility of the Canadian housing market.Oliver and most analysts have predicted a soft landing for the real-estate market.The Canadian Press read more

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Hospital staff sick with stress over crippling parking fines racked up every

first_imgFor years, staff had ignored the tickets, believing they were not legally binding.But in 2015, UHB told staff to pay any fines, saying they had been correctly issued and it did not intend to dispute them. Hospital car parking is a fraught issueCredit:Alamy 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. Last April, Indigo said it would cancel all parking charge notices up to the end of March 2016 as a “gesture of goodwill” and reduced the charge to £10 if paid within 14 days.But the problem did not go away and more than 100,000 tickets are said to have been issued since then, amounting to a potential bill of almost £13 million.One medical worker, who like the others asked not to be named, said her permit had been changed while she was on maternity leave and that she was given tickets while waiting for her new one to arrive.“So, so many people are stressed and worrying about their financial futures,” she said. “It’s hundreds of staff who can’t park in the right area due to volume of cars, but just abandon their cars as the patients and colleagues are more important.”Staff say public transport to the hospital is simply not good enough, with a park and ride scheme launched this May finishing before most doctors and nurses shifts have ended.UHB said proper parking enforcement was vital to keep traffic flowing and enable ambulances and other emergency vehicles safe access to the site.Len Richards, chief executive of the health board, wrote to staff this week saying the trust recognised it was “deeply distressing” for those liable for costs Hospital car parking is a fraught issue A car given a parking fine outside the University Hospital of Wales despite a sign stating “cardiac emergency nurse on call” displayed in the window Credit:South Wales Echo “This unfair action has caused me to call into question why I even became a nurse as the people who employ me have clearly walked away and don’t care.”The parking crisis at UHW came after the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) last year authorised its car park operator Indigo to pursue the case against its own staff.Hospital car parking fees were abolished in Scotland and Wales in 2008 unless external contracts were already in place and Indigo’s contract is not due to expire until March 2018.In a letter seen by the Telegraph UHB said it “acknowledged and agreed” that Indigo was “entitled to pursue all outstanding parking charges, including, without limitation, through pursuing court action against infringers.”A three day test case at Cardiff Civil Justice Centre, brought against three “persistent offenders” who had more than 100 charges between them, resulted in a judge ruling against the staff.The verdict was considered binding on a further 72 of their colleagues facing court action.But the staff were represented in the case by lay campaigners with no legal background, such as Barry Beavis, a chip shop owner from Billericay, Essex, who had previously taken his own parking charge case to the Supreme Court in 2015.center_img A car given a parking fine outside the University Hospital of Wales despite a sign stating “cardiac emergency nurse on call" displayed in the window  Many employees have racked up three or four tickets a week and fear they will have to sell their homes or declare bankruptcy in order to pay the charges.One young nurse said that despite being heavily pregnant she now feels she has to cycle to work as she is too scared to park on site because of the “ludicrously high fines”.Nurse reveals she left the NHS after being charged £80 for parking as she treated patient having cardiac arrestShe told The Telegraph: “I love my job, we are a fiercely loyal and hardworking profession. All we want is to help people that are seriously unwell with life threatening illness. ​They are set to appeal against the ruling after raising enough funding to instruct a solicitor.Surgeon who couldn’t find hospital parking space fined after he dumped car in rush to treat patientsUniversity Hospital of Wales (UHW) has only 1,800 parking spaces but as many as 8,000 staff are issued with parking permits, allowing them to park in designated zones for £1.05 a day.But those spaces are often full by 6.40am, leaving employees, many whom are dashing to work to deal with serious cases, to park where they can.One medical worker received ticket after rushing into work at 3am when a patient was having a heart attack.He said: “I drive 11 miles, park, run up to the theatre, save the patient’s life. Stabilise the patient, return to car at 6am to find a parking ticket. Should I have cycled to work? Caught the bus? Scrounged for change and gotten a ticket? We do what’s best for our patients and get punished and ridiculed for doing so.” He said: “As a Health Board we take no comfort from our staff being involved in this legal process and we are consistently working to try and find alternative and sustainable modes of transport to the site. Our plea remains for staff to comply and help us try to find the solutions together.” Dozens of doctors, nurses and support workers have been left suffering high levels of stress and sickness after a NHS trust authorised a private car park operator to pursue them through the courts over unpaid fines.Several members of staff at the Cardiff trust are understood to have gone off work with stress-related illnesses, off sick with stress, with many others anxious about how they will cope with paying multiple fines for parking at work while saving lives.Medical and admin staff at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) face an estimated total bill of £12.8 million after a court ruled they were liable to pay £128 for each ticket they received, plus tens of thousands in court fees.They are now preparing to appeal against the ruling.last_img read more

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Revenue We assumed that people would be somewhat familiar with the concepts

first_imgTHE CHAIRPERSON OF the Revenue Commissioners has admitted that there was a “mistaken assumption” that people would be familiar with the property tax payment options for 2014 given they had paid a half-year of the tax earlier this year.Appearing before the Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon, Josephine Feehily broadly defended the Revenue’s handling of administering the charge.Her appearance came in the wake of controversy caused by letters many homeowners have been receiving letters in recent weeks asking them to state how they will pay the tax for next year by this month.Feehily said today that Revenue “assumed that people would be somewhat familiar with the concepts” and the options available for paying the tax next year given they had been informed of these options when paying the 2013 liability earlier this year.She said this had been “a mistaken assumption on our part”.Feehily added that she is “intrigued as to why we didn’t have this issue in July” adding that “nobody seemed to get bothered” with a filing date of May and a payment deadline of July for 2013′s liability earlier this year. Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath asked what the Revenue would be doing about those not among the 91 per cent who have complied with paying the charge so far.Feehily told the committee that in terms of valuations there are “clear outliers” and said that with “other data sources” gaps will be identified where people have not complied.“We can see gaps that we’ve had no compliance in and we will be following up,” she said, noting that no property can be sold without being compliant with the property tax.Read: Your questions about the local property tax answered She insisted that “no one has to pay LPT before 1 January… unless they choose to do so”.Figures disclosed to the committee show that compliance rate for 2013 has been 91 per cent, which equates to returns for 1.6 million of t he 1.9 million properties on its register.Feehily said that 205,000 returns have been filed in respect of 2014 and when combined with rollover from 2013 there is a total compliance rate for next year of 35 per cent with three weeks until the online filing deadline.Fianna Fáil members at the Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon The committee heard that 36.5 per cent of people opted to pay by debit card last year with 15 per cent paying by credit card, meaning over 50 per cent chose to pay using one of these methods.Committee chairman Ciaran Lynch said that given 50 per cent of people used cards it would be preferable if Revenue could organise a system whereby the card merchant could put a “hold” on the card to take the money at a future date, similar to how some hotel bookings operate.Feehily told the committee that such a method is not in the terms of the contract that the government has with the merchant company.“One way or another we don’t have that type of contract,” she said. “We operate within the government contract.Later, although she said she would consider the possibility of changing this, Feehily expressed concerns that the Data Protection Commissioner may not be satisfied with people disclosing their credit card details to Revenue.center_img “Do you really think taxpayers would be happy giving us their credit card details and letting us dip in when we like?” she told TDs and Senators.She later added: “Debit card or credit card, I have no authority to dip.”last_img read more

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Controling incar functions with simple gestures

first_imgWith Google working on self-driving cars it’s not too far fetched to imagine, in the near future, a world where we no longer have to focus all our attention on driving and just let the car do all the work for us. Until that day comes however, engineers will always be working on ways to make driving a car safer. One way of accomplishing this is to reduce the amount of distractions available to the driver, such as making a phone call or adjusting the stereo.Harman, a provider of premium audio and infotainment solutions, has started trials of a prototype car which could be on sale in two to three years time. Using an infrared sensor mounted on the dash and in the gear stick, gestures can be performed to access in-car functions — gestures such as performing a wink to turn the stereo off, or tapping either side of the steering wheel to skip forward a track. The system is even designed to distinguish between a wink or a blink by simply measuring the amount of time the gesture is performed.Other gestures include motioning over the gear stick to change the temperature of the car, tilting your head to the side to adjust the volume on the stereo, and performing the hand-phone gesture and speaking a contacts name to begin a phone call.The gestures aim to make performing these actions while driving safer by keeping them as simple and intuitive as possible, so you can keep your eyes and attention on the road at all times. Harman stated that some work is still needed on finalizing a list of gestures that could become the standard in cars around the globe. This is especially important for different cultures so that actions aren’t performed involuntarily potentially causing more harm than good.via Daily Mail[Image via Flickr]last_img read more

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Google releases Android 42 source Nexus 4 is not supported by AOSP

first_imgGoogle’s release cycle has never been particularly dependable, but there’s usually a pattern: the new version of Android is released, the products supporting that version are released, and the source code for that version is available at some point in the future. Open source developers like the CyanogenMod team will then take that code and use it to bring their existing ROM’s to the most current version of Android. Just after the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 3G went on sale the source code for Android 4.2 was released to the Android Open Source Project.As is typical with their releases, the Google Group for Android Building came alive as AOSP technical lead Jean-Baptiste Queru posted the details for the newest addition to the platform. In the post, Queru commented on the various devices that are now supported. The Nexus 10, for example, is hailed by the technical lead as being the most “open” flagship device to have been released so far. The Nexus 7 3G, on the other hand, is not currently supported by AOSP due to some licensing issues with the 3G component of the tablet. Galaxy Nexus and the WiFi Nexus 7 support has been included, but there is currently no support for the Nexus 4 at all.This release of Android could also signify the end of support for the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom. The 4.2 update does not offer support for either of these former flagships, with the only note about them being that 4.1.2 is the version that they should continue to use. The release date for these fall in line with previous statements from Google about the life expectancy of software updates, specifically that there should be 16 months of software support. It makes perfect sense, with the release of the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4, that Google would expect users to move on.Obviously there’s no mention of when to expect updated for any specific smartphone or tablet, but the release of the source code makes it easy for third party developers to start the process of working the new material into their own ROMs. The release to AOSP marks the final public step of the Android release cycle, which more than likely means we’ll start hearing rumors about the next version in a week or two.More at Google Groupslast_img read more

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Did Reed Ever Really Plan to Sell the Titles it Closed

first_imgFollowing the announcement Friday, a Reed spokesperson told FOLIO: the company would be open to discussions with potential purchasers of the intellectual property associated with any of the closed down brands. But questions came up regarding whether those titles were ever actively up for sale.”So far as I know they were never brought to market,” says Frank Anton, CEO of construction trade publisher Hanley Wood. Among the titles shuttered by RBI were Building Design+Construction, Construction Bulletin and Construction Equipment. “Had they been, Hanley Wood would have taken a look at select assets in RBI’s construction portfolio.”“The only explanation [for not bringing the titles to market] I can think of is that Reed intends to build a strong data presence in those markets and doesn’t want anyone competing with them,” says one source who wishes to remain anonymous. “It’s what we are now calling the ‘Gourmet Magazine Must Die’ syndrome. Condé Nast owns Bon Appétit and couldn’t allow anyone to compete against it—they had no other choice. They had to kill Gourmet.”Or did management decide the process would be too big a distraction without a meaningful upside? When asked if Reed did in fact actively try to sell the shuttered magazines, the company spokesman said “our preference was to sell the titles rather than close them.”Offers RebuffedBut Adam Schaffer, president of media sales and consulting firm Media Revenue Partners, isn’t so sure. A former publisher of Tradeshow Week (one of the shuttered titles), Schaffer says he had contacted RBI and its broker numerous times over several months about purchasing the magazine but was never given a solid response either way.“I was publisher of the magazine from 2002 to 2007, so I am intimately familiar with the brand, its P&L and its opportunities,” says Schaffer. “At one point I even offered to buy the magazine as-is, without going through the usual due diligence, but was never told yes or no. I was kept in limbo until the announcement that it was closing.”Schaffer says the conversations never progressed to a price negotiation phase. “I think this is a great argument about why big companies shouldn’t own too much media,” he says. “Tradeshow Week is an important part of the tradeshow industry. For a company like Reed, that makes so much money off Reed Exhibitions, to turn around and  shut down the magazine that serves that market, you have to wonder how committed they are to the industry.”Fingers Crossed for a ResurrectionIf Reed is indeed open to discussions with potential buyers, any one or several of these shuttered magazine brands could someday live again. From Randall-Reilly’s Modern Woodworking to Nielsen Business Media’s newspaper industry title Editor & Publisher and book industry magazine Kirkus Reviews, a number of shut-down trade titles have found new owners—and a new life—over the last several months. And, presumably, on the cheap.“If an owner closes a magazine before selling it, it means they don’t want to incur further losses and have come to the conclusion that the sale price will be lower than the losses they might incur,” says DeSilva + Phillips managing partner Reed Phillips. “Buyers of magazines that have closed are presumably buying them for very little consideration.”Schaffer says he’s already contacted RBI about acquiring the IP rights to Tradeshow Week. So has the Tarsus Group, a London-based international media company that produces the Trade Show News Network, an online tradeshow directory. U.S. CEO RD Whitney declined to say whether Tarsus previously pursued RBI’s Tradeshow Week, but says Tarsus “will definitely fill this void in a very big way, whether it’s picking up the Tradeshow Week assets or by launching something completely organic from our assets.” London-based Reed Elsevier rocked the trade magazine publishing world when it announced Friday that it was shutting down the last 23 titles published under its Reed Business Information U.S. division that it did not sell or intend to keep. Knowledgeable sources, however, tell FOLIO: that Reed never had any intention to sell those particular titles on the open market.The shut-downs follow a nine-month period during which Reed said it put nearly all of the titles published under RBI U.S. back on the block, after a failed auction of the entire unit in 2008. During that time, the company managed to sell 20 titles which it says collectively accounted for approximately two thirds of the overall revenue of the portfolio it was divesting. The company intends to hold onto noted Hollywood trade Variety, Reed Construction Data, Marketcast and 411 Publishing, as well as Buyerzone, a lead generation business. In January, RBI shuttered Video Business, Manufacturing Business Technology and Industrial Distribution.last_img read more

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A Look at the Design and Influences on Fairchilds New M Cover

first_imgAlthough I would have loved to see M try to resurrect the very-80s expanded logo from the original magazine, they hired noted logo designer Jim Parkinson to draw a smart, modern, updated version. Parkinson has been creating and revising magazine and newspaper logos for years, but this is his best and most impressive work in some time (and that’s saying something!). It’s also very different for the Condé Nast/Fairchild magazines, most of which tend to have flat, relatively straight-forward type logos that aren’t nearly as “designed” as this one.There’s a lot that’s “off” on this cover: the varied white bands on the right side and bottom, the quote running down the side, the use of the issue theme “Ambition” as the main headline. There’s a definite effort to make M feel stylish and a bit European, and for a luxury men’s magazine trying to distinguish itself from the crowd, that’s probably a smart move.The photograph of Bradley Cooper, by Jason McDonald, is also very different from what appears on other American men’s magazines. It feels simple and authentic, almost non-stylish, and ridiculously friendly and intimate. Not to mention the power of those blue eyes, which are undoubtedly making members of both sexes weak in the knees. Like everything else on the cover, it’s a smart way to establish a visual identity for a new magazine. The challenge for M will be in pursuing this idiosyncratic and slightly skewed cover approach every issue (it’s a quarterly), and not giving in to the demands for a more straight-forward, traditional design. The first issue of M magazine, the luxury men’s magazine last seen in 1992 and being revived by Fairchild Fashion Media, came out on Monday with a very distinctive and unusual cover. It’s not the cover subject, Bradley Cooper (People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive of 2011), but the design, format, and photographic style that makes M very different from the usual newsstand fare. According to M creative director Nancy Butkus, the cover design was influenced both by European men’s magazines like Port and Huck, as well as vintage issues of Fortune. “We had a stunning 1930s Fortune as our cover inspiration, and in some way we just updated what they were doing—they had borders on the cover and so do we, but ours are asymmetrical.” Like Fortune, M’s cover was printed on a rich, thick, uncoated stock, with a felt finish, making it both a visual and tactile treat. I’m guessing, however, that M will not be mailed to its subscribers in heavy cardboard cases the way Fortune was until the early 1950s. The idea that upscale magazine consumers will respond positively to superior production values has been floating around for a while; it’s nice to see someone actually trying it out.last_img read more

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9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Share your voice It was just Monday that Apple executives at WWDC showed off their latest wares, including iOS 13 with a dark mode, standalone apps to replace iTunes, an operating system just for the iPad, a new Mac Pro and much more. But the week stayed busy: Amazon filled us in on all it’s doing in the area of AI and machine learning. The FCC approved a plan to give mobile phone companies more power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls. And ahead of next week’s massive E3 gaming event, Google announced plans for its Stadia game streaming service, which includes a free tier for games you buy from Google.Here are our picks for the week’s best reads:Amazon Ring doorbells are creating a surveillance web for policeThe company’s popular smart doorbells mean more cameras on more doorsteps, where surveillance footage used to be rare.  Robert Rodriguez Meet the angry gaming YouTubers who turn outrage into viewsThe video game world is no stranger to controversy, but a new class of YouTube commentators is turning anger into influence.angry-gamers-black-and-white Yuri Nunes, EyeEm/Composite by CNET From iPhone X to that MacBook keyboard: Tim Cook’s hits and missesHere’s how Steve Jobs’ successor has fared over the past eight years as Apple CEO.apple-wwdc-2019-tim-cook-2693 James Martin/CNET Here’s the Aska flying car that could whisk you to work in 2025Startup NFT unveils the folding-wing vehicle it hopes will halve travel times by both driving on roads and flying itself through the air.nft-aska-flying-car-front-view NFT FIFA Women’s World Cup is here, but life as a pro can be a grueling, unrewarding slogThe 2019 Women’s World Cup is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Maybe it’s time that more women can play soccer for a living.W-League Rd 10 - Perth v Canberra Paul Kane / Getty Images Inside Apple’s WWDC, from Mac Pro shock to Wi-Fi meltdownWhat’s the Apple developers conference like? A WWDC veteran and rookie share their wildly different perspectives.Developers at Apple's WWDC 2019 conference Stephen Shankland/CNET Rowing against the currentDespite serious technology glitches and a major hurricane, Tori Murden McClure didn’t give up on her dream of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.am-pearl-5 Courtesy of Spalding University Chernobyl: Why did the nuclear reactor explode and could it happen again?What is a positive void coefficient and how did it contribute to the reactor explosion on April 26, 1986?chernobyl-site-promo Liam Daniel/HBO It’s time for Apple Watch to leave the iPhone behindWatchOS 6 pushes Apple’s smartwatch to greater independence, but it needs to stand completely alone.apple-wwdc-2019-apple-watchos-6-2737 James Martin/CNET See All Post a comment Tags • Tech Industry Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 0 Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aviation Privacy Tim Cook YouTube Self-driving cars Apple Government surveillance WatchOSlast_img read more

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Bethel scientist returns home to study climate change

first_imgJasmine Gil, originally from Bethel, is studying the effects of wildfires on permafrost with the Polaris Project, 50 miles north of the YK hub. (Katie Basile / KYUK)What happens after fire scorches the tundra, and what follows when carbon that’s been locked away for millennia gets released? Currently, a group of scientists is camping 50 miles north of Bethel, attempting to answer these questions. For one scientist the research is personal, because it means coming home.Listen now“I didn’t sleep very well before I came here. I was very excited to come back,” said Jasmine Gil, laughing, on her first day back in Bethel in 10 years.Gil grew up in Bethel. Her mom is from Kwethluk, and her family lives throughout the Delta. When she was 10, Gil moved to Sitka with her parents. Last spring, she graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Natural Sciences.“I’ve always been an outdoors person, and so it felt fitting that what I would do with my life was something that would keep me outside,” said Gil. And she’s stayed outside since graduating, studying humpback whales and songbirds in Southeast Alaska, then traveling to Hawaii to restore seabird habitats.“And now I’m back here in Bethel, where it all started.”For Gil, the outdoors, science, and tradition have all come to intertwine.“I spent my summers at fish camp. I think from that experience it drew me into science, but not with the idea that I knew solid subjects. Science was told to me through origin story.”Gil’s mother would tell her stories of the land, of salmon, of how humans affected the animals and systems around them. Only later, as Gil continued studying science, would she realize that these stories were as legitimate as the stories she had learned in school.“The cosmology of Yup’ik people is quite beautiful,” said Gil, “but I think I had to delve into those scientific facts to realize that what I learned here was just as important as what’s being taught to me in textbooks, but it’s structured differently and it’s more poetic.”Gil and about a dozen recent graduates from across the nation have traveled north of Bethel to Kuka Creek to study the massive 2015 wildfire’s effects on the permafrost below. By one estimate, twice as much carbon is stored in permafrost as in the atmosphere. Wildfires could release that carbon, creating dramatic, and possibly, drastic effects on the planet.“It’s a carbon bomb waiting to go off,” is the way Gil described the situation.With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and the research so close to home, she feels an urgency unique to this project.“I’m hoping that we can publish some information or get something out of it that we can share, and people can understand the gravity of what’s going on.”Gil and her team will be in Kuka Creek for the next two weeks. The research is with the Polaris Project, which invested eight years in studying the effects of climate change in Siberia. This summer, the project has turned its attention to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.KYUK will meet up again with Gil when she returns from the field.last_img read more

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Goat yoga In Fairbanks theres a new animal to flow with reindeer

first_imgNow, in Fairbanks, there’s a new offering: a yoga class with fauna particular to the cold northern climes of the sub-Arctic — reindeer. If you want to incorporate quality time with animals into your yoga practice, you have a lot of options these days. There’s puppy yoga, cat yoga, and (perhaps the most famous) goat yoga. In a grassy pen at the Running Reindeer Ranch, a mix of adult and baby reindeer are milling around — grazing, nosing curiously at water bottles and pawing yoga mats as people shake them out for class. By the end of the yoga class, all the reindeer are lying down. June 10, 2019. (Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk) From there, much of the class follows a typical yoga class script, but there is some extra reindeer stuff mixed in. Like when Janney asks us to bring our attention to the sounds around us. “I’ve wanted to do goat yoga but this is one step up,” said Tarah Hoxsie, one of the women who came to the class. “While everybody’s doing goat yoga in the lower 48, we’re doing reindeer yoga, which is way cooler.” Plus, I think now we have some kind of animal yoga bragging rights. “So you’ll see the reindeer getting into these amazing poses,” she said.  “And it’s like wow….  Look at this little yoga move that they do!” The class starts with a safety talk — things like, don’t touch the reindeer’s sensitive antlers because it could hurt them. These animals don’t kick or bite, and are used to being around humans, but Atkinson and some of her staff stay on the edges to usher the reindeer away from people if they feel uncomfortable. A reindeer calf scratches it’s head with its hoof. Their ability to move their bodies into extreme positions was one of the reasons owner Jane Atkinson thought that reindeer would be a great fit for a yoga class. June 10, 2019. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk) We spend about an hour going through our yoga poses and all the while, the reindeer are just living their peaceful lives around us: chewing on weeds, making funny grunting noises from time to time, and at least once, availing themselves of the grass toilet. The air is buzzing with mosquitoes, and the sky is threatening rain, but a good two dozen or so people have shown up for this petting zoo/exercise experience. Jane Atkinson is one of the owners. She does yoga herself, and she thinks that reindeer are particularly well-suited to it. They’re twisty creatures — especially in the springtime when their antlers are growing and itchy, and they scratch them with their back hooves.center_img “Reindeer make a click when they walk,” she said. “That is a ligament connected to two different ankle bones. That is unique to both caribou and reindeer.” One of Atkinson’s employees at the ranch, Elsa Janney happens to also be a yoga instructor, so they decided to try it out. But as it goes on — one by one they all lie down. Rocket — an elegant male reindeer — spreads out between the first and second rows and spends most of the class making a noise that sounds like snoring.  The whole thing is pretty surreal and there’s a lot of giggling. At the start of class, most of the reindeer are standing up or slowly wandering around the mats. And my friend Diana Saverin joked that the class was sort of a unique workout for the focus. “It was awesome,” said Beth Ann Chase, who was basically sharing a mat with the lounging Rocket.  “I could hear him snoring the whole time that I was doing it… It definitely brought me to like, a peaceful place,” she said, laughing. After it’s over I ask a few people for their reviews.  “As the rain came down, the mosquitoes buzzed, and the reindeer snored it was like, can you stay with your breath? It’s good hard work.” Rocket the reindeer takes a rest during a yoga class at Running Reindeer Ranch in Fairbanks. June 10, 2019. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/ Alaska’s Energy Desk) This is a brand new thing for the ranch; it’s only the third class they’ve done. They usually give natural history walking tours with the animals.last_img read more

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ExTrump adviser Stone arrested on seven charges

first_imgUS president Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone. Photo: AFPRoger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested Friday under an indictment issued by the US special prosecutor examining possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia.Stone was charged with seven counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, making false statements and witness tampering, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office.The indictment concerns Stone’s communications with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose group leaked tens of thousands of stolen Democratic Party emails that embarrassed Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton in an apparent bid to influence the 2016 presidential election.But Stone was not accused in the document of conspiring with Assange or Russian officials.The White House rejected the idea that the noose was getting tighter around Trump, who has denied any collusion with Russia.”This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told CNN.It was the first indictment in months by the special prosecutor probing Russian efforts to influence the election and whether Trump and his aides tried to obstruct justice.FBI agents arrested Stone at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before dawn, and he is due in federal court there later in the day.CNN broadcast footage of the pre-dawn operation. One agent pounded on the door and shouted: “FBI. Open the door.”Stone’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Stone, who launched his career as a campaign aide to Richard Nixon and has a tattoo on his back of the first US president to resign from office, has spent decades advising various US political campaigns.He was one of the first members of Trump’s team when the billionaire real estate magnate formally announced he was seeking office, but he left months later.The two men, however, remained in close contact, with the indictment saying that Stone “maintained regular contact with and publicly supported the Trump Campaign through the 2016 election.”- Do a ‘Frank Pentangeli’ -The indictment said Trump campaign officials contacted Stone about future releases of stolen emails by WikiLeaks, referred to as “Organization 1,” after a first dump on 22 July, 2016, indicating the campaign was aware of the moves before they occurred.It was unclear which Trump campaign official was initially directed to contact Stone about the WikiLeaks releases.Stone’s contacts over the cache of documents were also revealed to be far more extensive than previously known.”On or about 4 October, 2016, the supporter involved with the Trump campaign asked Stone via text message if he had ‘hear(d) anymore from London,'” the indictment said.”Stone replied, ‘Yes — want to talk on a secure line — got WhatsApp?’ Stone subsequently told the supporter that more material would be released and that it would be damaging to the Clinton campaign.”According to the indictment, Stone also tried to cover up his actions by lying about it to Congress and pushing another witness to refuse to speak to the House Intelligence Committee as well, in one case using an analogy from one of the “Godfather” movies.”On multiple occasions, including on or about 1 December, 2017, Stone told Person 2 that Person 2 should do a ‘Frank Pentangeli’ before HPSCI in order to avoid contradicting Stone’s testimony,” it said.When testifying before the Senate in the film, the Pentangeli character declares “I don’t know nothin’ about that” when questioned about his possible links to the mafia.Mueller’s indictment quoted a radio interview between Stone and “Person 2” that shows the unnamed individual is comedian Randy Credico.- Ready to testify? -Stone had previously said he was ready to face possible charges from Mueller’s team, and publicly criticized the special counsel, echoing Trump’s claims of a “witch hunt.””This was supposed to be about Russian collusion, and it appears to be an effort to silence or punish the president’s supporters and his advocates,” he told NBC’s “Meet The Press” in May.”It is not inconceivable now that Mr Mueller and his team may seek to conjure up some extraneous crime pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election,” Stone said. “I would chalk this up to an effort to silence me.”Stone has also previously insisted that he would never testify against Trump.”There’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president, because I’d have to bear false witness against him,” he told ABC’s “This Week” in December. “I’d have to make things up, and I’m not going to do that.”last_img read more

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Team Geek What Are We Reading

first_imgWe here at Geek are pretty well read if I might say so. Since today is National Read a Book Day we decided to let our readers in on the books we are currently enjoying. And yes, this includes comics because we firmly believe that graphic novels are REAL books too.Border Town #1 – (W) Eric M. Esquivel (A) Ramon Villalobos (C) Tamra BonvillainSubmitted by: K. Thor JensenWhen I was a young teen, the launch of what would become DC’s Vertigo line was a defining moment in the development of a geek. Under the guidance of a fresh wave of British writers like Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, the often-stodgy superhero monolith revitalized D-list characters like Shade the Changing Man and the Doom Patrol into intelligent, challenging and most of all individual takes on genre fiction. The Vertigo books gave creators a chance to stretch in new directions, some of which were wildly successful.AdChoices广告The line kind of petered out after the end of long-running books like Fables, briefly reinvented as a home for original graphic novels. The loss of founding editor Karen Berger left many in the industry wondering what the point of Vertigo even was anymore.That’s why the relaunch of the line with seven original books from a wild panoply of creators is so exciting to me. These are books that are trying something, and the first one to drop – Border Town by Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos – is a hell of a start. Set on the US/Mexico border, it delivers humor and horror in potent doses as mythical extradimensional monsters torment both sides of the immigrant experience. Villalobos’s art is at a career best here – each panel bursts with character and texture. If this is a harbinger for the rest of the new Vertigo books, I’m on board.Brian Michael Bendis’ Run on Superman and Action ComicsSubmitted by Tony PolancoWriter Brian Michael Bendis’ tenure on Superman began this past summer to much fanfare. This is understandable given how the former Marvel Comics writer was now penning the world’s most iconic superhero. The six-part “Man of Steel” story established new mythology for the series and lays the groundwork for the events currently happening in the Superman and Action Comics books. The books definitely have a great deal of “Bendis-isms” in them, but that’s also part of what makes them enjoyable to read. Outside of Mister Miracle and The Doomsday Clock, Superman and Action Comics are the comics I most look forward to reading each month.The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasSubmitted by Stephanie MlotI am a 30-something white woman with an upper-middle-class upbringing. And I want to thank Angie Thomas for “The Hate U Give.” The book is illuminating, funny, empowering, inspirational, heartfelt, and charming. In the few days it took to devour the story, I fell behind on my regular TV schedule and ignored the cat—but I didn’t care. I was too engrossed in Starr’s life. It’s not rare that I get so caught up in a novel, but “THUG” is special. And I truly appreciate it.Black Kirby: In Search of a MotherBoxx ConnectionSubmitted by Jordan MinorMore than just a great pun, Black Kirby: In Search of the MotherBoxx Connection is an awesome artistic mashup between one of the all-time greatest comic book creators and the vibrant field of Afrofuturism. Jack Kirby’s work always tapped into the radical cosmic energy of 1960s pop culture, and here his trademark aesthetic is married to the radical cosmic energy of 1960s Black political culture. Racial undertones in comics like the X-Men are just made explicit. This collection of art proves that “Jack Kirby as reinterpreted by Black People” isn’t a non-sequitur but a brilliant and beautiful evolution. Also, The Thing has an afro. There’s no narrative in this book but just taking in these images has been inspiring and energizing to me on a creative level words don’t reach. Black Klansman by Ron StallworthSubmitted by Insha FitzpatrickI read comics almost all the time, so sometimes I need to turn back brain to the good ol’ black and white in between. In addition to reading We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix and re-reading The Adventure Zone, I’ve been slowly but surely reading Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth. Stallworth’s journey from being the first black officer in Colorado Springs to infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan is fascinating yet terrifying journey to read. It’s a book that is a memoir, but reads like a crime procedural. It still laces that tension since it talks about race in an upfront, honest way. I find myself honestly admiring Stallworth for all he’s done. He struggles with the clan and the investigation, but also as a black man being a police officer in a time where black people only saw police officers as pigs. He tries to create change in the best way he knows how. However, both sides are stacked against him. I decided to read the book before, and after seeing Spike Lee’s adaptation BlacKkKlansman. Please read Black Klansman in Stallworth’s own words and then see the movie. Both are 100% satisfying and worth your undivided attention.The Bone Clocks by David MitchellSubmitted by Nick MangioneEver since Cloud Atlas, I’ve basically devoured every David Mitchell book I could get my hands on. I love the way he uses seemingly unrelated characters, often in completely different time periods, to tell one larger story. I had already unknowingly read the companion book to this one, Slade House. It’s a fun horror story about people who disappear while exploring a house that appears once every nine years. The Bone Clocks is much longer, exploring the strange secret world of immortal beings more deeply. Which is exactly what I wanted after burning through Slade House in a couple of weekends.The Bone Clocks, initially, follows Holly Sykes, a 15-year-old girl in 1984 Gravesend, England. She has a fight with her mother over her boyfriend, finds out he’s cheating on her, and runs away from home. She walks and hitches through south England, takes a berry picking job, is given mild psychic abilities, and gets involved in a war between people who gain immortality through murder and people who reincarnate. You know, typical teenage stuff. From there, the plot jumps forward a decade at a time, each following a different character who in some way gets drawn into the war between immortals and Holly’s life. It’s a fascinating, funny, and even scary at times piece of modern fantasy. It sits at the top of the stack on my nightstand, where it deprives me of sleep in the best possible way.American Gods by Neil Gaiman/Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussSubmitted by Dan StarkeyI’ve been late to a bunch of the nerd classics, particularly in the written realms. But ages of being poked over and over by friends eager to get me into their particular fandom have worn me down. I’m alternating between the two, and both are stellar. Gaiman’s re-examination of how the divine might practically function, especially in the modern era is riveting.Name of the Wind on the other hand, is just an all-around great ride, and it leans on one of my favorite concepts in all of fantasy — name magic. Earthsea was another example, but in essence it allows for some degree of control over a person or element by knowing and manipulating the name of your target. It’s a fascinating concept and has endless angles and iterations that, due to its relative rarity, simply haven’t been as well-trodden. Like Avatar’s bending. So it’s a fun, new, expansive fantasy world to get lost within, and comes with some pretty spiffy ideas. What’s not to like?See other Team Geek round-ups on last year’s best movies, tv shows, and video games.  There will be plenty more coming this month and the rest of the year so keep an eye out here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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No new taxes slew of sops for fishermen in Tamil Nadus Budget

first_imgPanneerselvam, who also holds the Finance portfolio, announced exemption of VAT on fishing accessories like fishing ropes and floats, fish net twine, fishing lamps and fishing swivel, apparently to appease the vast fishermen community. Besides, the government reduced VAT on mobile phones from 14.5 per cent to five per cent.Presenting the Budget, Panneerselvam said the state has to rely more on its own strength, besides slow growth in States’ Own Tax Revenue (SOTR), even as devolution and grants in aid of the Centre are expected to go down. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”Notwithstanding this increased financial burden and the slow growth in SOTR, our government has decided not to impose any new tax,” he said. The opposition DMK boycotted the proceedings and staged a walkout after its floor leader M K Stalin was denied permission by Speaker P Dhanapal to raise some issues.Among tax sops offered by the government, which Panneerselvam termed as ‘critical concessions’ to boost the manufacturing sector, were withdrawal of electricity tax on plants using biomass, Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovindexcluding bagasse.He said the government proposes to raise net borrowings to Rs 30,446.68 crore and overall outstanding debt would be in excess of Rs 2.11 lakh crore by end of March 2016.However, the fiscal deficit would remain at 2.89 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product as against the norm of three per cent.O Panneerselvam, who presented the four-year-old AIADMK government’s first Budget in the absence of party supremo and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, waging a legal battle over her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, heaped encomiums on her, saying she has “unfailing courage, benevolence, wisdom and zeal.” Talking on resources for financing the Budget, he said SOTR growth remains a serious challenge even as “sluggish economic environment” in the country has significantly affected the growth in collection of commercial taxes.Besides, due to the fall in international crude oil prices and the consequent decline in retail rates of petroleum products, commercial tax revenue has been further “dented” to an extent of Rs 1,000 crore in the current year.last_img read more

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Parts of city to face water supply woes today over bridge piling

first_imgKolkata: Water supply in a major part of South Kolkata will be affected on Wednesday, with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation undertaking shifting of water supply pipeline for piling work of the new Majerhat Bridge.Filtered water from Garden Reach Waterworks will be stopped after 10 am on Wednesday morning and so Borough 8, Borough 9, Borough 10 and parts of Borough 11 and 12 will not receive water. The areas that will be affected include Chetla, Harish Park area in Bhowanipore, Kalighat, Ranikuthi, Layelka, Golf Green and Garfa in the south. Around 25 wards under the KMC will come under the ambit of this. Supply will be restored again on Thursday morning. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The Public Works Department had requested us to shift a water pipeline to facilitate the piling work of the proposed Majerhat Bridge. This work is urgent so we have decided to take this step,” a senior official of KMC’s Water Supply department said. It may be mentioned that S P Singla Constructions of Haryana has been engaged by the PWD to build the new bridge, in place of the one that had caved in on September 4, 2018. The old Majerhat Bridge has already been pulled down, with the state deciding to build a new bridge.last_img read more

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Jack Warner bans release of Trinidad crime reports

first_imgWarner is a former vice president of the world soccer body FIFA who oversaw North American and Caribbean soccer for almost three decades. He resigned in June 2011 to avoid investigation into a bribery scandal tied to the FIFA presidential election, but has denied wrongdoing.Many people were surprised in June when he was appointed national security minister. Shortly afterward, Warner was sharply criticized for dispatching troops and riot police to remove a protest camp built by environmentalists.Warner’s move on the release of crime reports comes as Trinidad struggles with an increased number of killings in recent years.Trinidad’s independent police service commission said it was taken aback by the order and will discuss it at an emergency meeting. The commission appoints the police chief and oversees disciplinary actions.Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said Wednesday he had not received any orders from Warner and will continue to respond to requests for crime information from the media and the public.“The matter of dissemination of information to the public is one which I believe the police service has a legal obligation to fulfill, and we will in fact be fulfilling our legal obligation,” Williams said. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Banning the release of crime information “is not a matter which the minister has authority to instruct the commissioner of police on,” Williams said.Warner did not immediately respond to Williams’ comments.Thousands of Trinidadians criticized Warner’s decision via social media, radio and Internet comments sections, accusing him of violating the country’s freedom of information laws and in some cases calling for his resignation.“We need to keep abreast of social matters. How else would we know whether or not there has been an improvement? The public must not be kept in the dark with regard to the stats,” said one resident, Sparkle John.Jhivan Pargass said he really doesn’t like to hear about the “sickening stuff” of murders, but added that it was still important for citizens to learn about crimes.“Yes, I need to know. Everyone needs to know and has a right to know exactly what nefarious acts occur in their own country and precisely when. It’s simply part of being cognizant of events,” Pargass said.Warner also drew fire for blaming the opposition People’s National Movement in the killing of a man who was shot nearly 30 times Tuesday in Laventille, southeast of the capital. “This could be avoided if the PNM weren’t sponsoring crime,” Warner said without elaborating. Associated PressPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) – Former world soccer vice president Jack Warner wants to stop the release of crime reports and statistics in his capacity as Trinidad’s national security minister, saying that publicizing such information encourages people to commit more crime.“They want to make news, they want to make headlines,” Warner said late Tuesday. “I decided with immediate effect that no figures of any kind will be given anywhere … I’ve also instructed the police not to reveal any figures on murders anywhere, anytime.” Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Legislator Nielung Hypolite, who represents the region where the killing occurred, called Warner’s statements “irresponsible” and said the political movement has always fought against crime.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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Greece Spain lead Europes jobless parade

first_imgPeople walk past a graffiti that reads in Portuguese: “Greece woke up, what about us?” in Lisbon, Thursday, May 21, 2015. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said that “growth is too low everywhere” in Europe despite a modest recovery, during an ECB’s conference on inflation and unemployment in Sintra, Portugal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies SINTRA, Portugal (AP) — The European Central Bank has called on governments in the eurozone to make it easier to hire and fire workers, saying it would help create jobs.Here are the five countries with the highest unemployment rates among the 19 that share the euro currency, followed by the five with the lowest rates.___HIGHEST RATES1. Greece, 25.7 percent.2. Spain, 23.0 percent3. Cyprus 16.0 percent4. Portugal 13.5 percent Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parents, stop beating yourself up Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5. Italy 13.0 percent___LOWEST RATES1. Germany, 4.7 percent2. Austria, 5.6 percent3. Luxembourg, 5.7 percent4. Malta, 5.8 percent5. Estonia, 5.9 percentSource: Eurostat.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

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