Lahore: Police in Pakistan’s Punjab province claimed to have arrested an “Indian spy” in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan. Quoting police, local media reported that they arrested an Indian national who “admitted” himself to be a spy. Spying is punishable by death in Pakistan. Police said the accused, identified as Raju Lakshman, was arrested on Wednesday from Rakhi Gaj area of Dera Ghazi Khan district, some 400-km from Lahore. He has been shifted to an undisclosed place for further investigation. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Police said Lakshman was arrested while entering the town from Balochistan province, the same province from where Pakistan claimed it arrested Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Jadhav, 49, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” in April 2017 following which India had moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ), seeking a stay on his death sentence and further remedies. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The ICJ ordered Pakistan last month to undertake an “effective review and reconsideration” of the conviction and sentence of Jadhav and also to grant consular access to India without further delay. Pakistan claims that its security forces arrested Jadhav from restive Balochistan province on March 3, 2016 after he reportedly entered from Iran. However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Nov. 21———COST TO FIX PHOENIX TO SKYROCKET, AUDITOR SAYS: The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more dollars than the three years and $540 million projected to fix the snafu-stricken Phoenix public service pay system, the auditor general warned Tuesday — an escalating “fiasco” that the governing Liberals laid squarely at the feet of their Conservative predecessors. Auditor Michael Ferguson even went so far as to warn that the government may be “in a similar situation” to Australia, where a comparable problem has already cost more than $1.2 billion over the last eight years and still isn’t completely fixed. Ferguson’s review found that, in all, there were 150,000 employees with pay problems that needed correcting at the start of summer, and a value of over $520 million worth of mistakes. The Liberals will provide a full and detailed cost estimate to fix the system, but not until next May, with plans to finalize by next month a preliminary road map of dozens of projects aimed at fixing Phoenix.———CANADIANS GETTING BAD SERVICE FROM CRA, AUDITOR FINDS: Some taxpayers may be filing tax returns using erroneous information supplied by the Canada Revenue Agency, the federal auditor general warned Tuesday after tabling an audit that found just getting through to the department’s helplines is an even greater challenge than the government lets on. Michael Ferguson’s latest report to Parliament said callers all too often get a busy signal or a message to hang up and try back later when they try to contact the taxman by telephone — and when they do get through, they’re not guaranteed of getting the right answers to their questions. “When we called the call centres of the Canada Revenue Agency and we posed our questions, about 30 per cent of the responses that we got back were not right,” Ferguson told a news conference — a “very concerning” finding that could be causing problems for Canadians who file their own returns. Ferguson couldn’t say how many people might be affected — only that some surely have been.———MUGABE RESIGNS AS ZIMBABWE’S PRESIDENT AFTER 37 YEARS: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough. The capital, Harare, erupted in jubilation after news spread that the 93-year-old leader’s resignation letter had been read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach Mugabe after he ignored escalating calls to quit since a military takeover. Well into the night, cars honked and people danced and sang in a spectacle of free expression that would have been impossible during his years in power, whose early promise after the end of white minority rule in 1980 was overtaken by economic collapse, government dysfunction and human rights violations. Recently ousted Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was to take over as the country’s leader within 48 hours so that he can move “with speed to work for the country,” said a ruling party official, Lovemore Matuke.———TRUMP DISCOUNTS ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST MOORE: U.S. President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on Moore to step aside more than a week ago. “We don’t need a liberal person in there,” Trump said of Moore’s rival, Democrat Doug Jones. “We don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like Jones.” Trump said he will announce next week whether he will campaign on Moore’s behalf. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Six women have accused the Republican Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. Moore has denied the allegations. Trump dismissed questions from reporters about him backing a man accused of sexual assault over a man who is a Democrat. He pointed to Moore’s assertion that the candidate did nothing wrong. He also noted that the allegations came from behaviour alleged to have happened decades ago.———ROUND OF NAFTA TALKS END WITH DEADLOCK ON HARD ISSUES: A round of NAFTA talks concludes Tuesday with all key issues still deadlocked. Sources say the negotiators made progress on a variety of technical files, nearly concluding some less-controversial chapters like digital trade. But on hot-button files like autos, dairy and dispute resolution, they cite no real progress. Different sources from the host country, Mexico, say their negotiators have been aligned with Canada on most of these controversial files; they spent this week-long round delivering presentations explaining how various U.S. positions will hurt all three countries. The Mexicans especially played hardball on the issue of Buy American: they warned that if the U.S. insists on ramping up protectionism in public procurement, they could do the same and the net result would be more painful for the U.S. The Mexico City round ends with uncertainty on multiple fronts, including: whether President Donald Trump will try pulling out of NAFTA and what will happen if a deal isn’t done by the end of the current schedule of talks ending in March.———FEDS RELEASE SUITE OF CANNABIS REGULATIONS: Health Canada has unveiled a consultation paper with a suite of proposed cannabis regulations, including mandatory warnings on all products, similar to those on tobacco. The regulations released Tuesday are now up for public consultation for the next 60 days. They include a proposal for the development of health warning messages for areas including the risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy, the dangers of impaired driving and dangers of combining cannabis with other substances, including alcohol. Health Canada says the purpose of the consultation paper is to solicit feedback. Earlier Tuesday, Statistics Canada said it plans to start measuring the economic and social impacts of recreational pot — even before Canada legalizes it. The statistical agency says it wants to gradually develop capabilities to capture and report information on non-medical cannabis prior to its legalization.———INQUIRY TOLD INDIGENOUS FAMILIES CONTINUALLY RETRAUMATIZED: The aunt of an Indigenous woman who was found dead at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute says families shouldn’t have to continually go before the media to be heard. Delores Stevenson testified about the death of her niece, Nadine Machiskinic, at the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women in Saskatoon. Stevenson said families are being repeatedly traumatized as they push for accountability in the justice system. The coroner ruled Machiskinic’s death in January 2015 was accidental, but the jury at a coroner’s inquest said it could not determine the cause of her death. Stevenson told the inquiry that she approached the coroner’s office many times and that it has been a nightmare trying to get answers for the last 2 1/2 years. Machiskinic’s family questioned how she fit through the opening of the laundry chute, which was only 53 centimetres wide, and why it took police 60 hours to begin investigating. Stevenson has said it was presumed that Machiskinic walked into the laundry room and passed out or overdosed.———LAURIER APOLOGIZES TO TEACHING ASSISTANT: An Ontario university is apologizing to a teaching assistant after her superiors criticized her for airing a clip of a debate on gender-neutral pronouns. Lindsay Shepherd, a teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University, played a clip from TVO’s current affairs program “The Agenda” featuring a debate involving outspoken University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has refused to use gender pronouns other than he and she. Shepherd says she played the clip to two communications tutorials in a bid to demonstrate that grammatical constructs such as gender-specific pronouns can have unexpected impacts on society. After a student complaint, Shepherd said her superiors criticized her for failing to condemn Peterson’s views, noting that they told her a neutral approach was akin to remaining neutral on the views of Adolf Hitler. Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy has issued a statement saying she heard recordings of the meeting between Shepherd and her bosses and says the meeting does not reflect the university’s values. Shepherd’s immediate supervisor also issued an open letter apologizing to her, saying she was right to encourage discussion of opposing views but emphasizing the need to put controversial topics in context.———RBC JOINS RANKS OF BANKS DEEMED TOO BIG TO FAIL: The Royal Bank of Canada is the first Canadian lender to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s list of global systemically important banks, which are deemed too big to fail. The FSB, which co-ordinates the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies, added RBC as it removed French bank Groupe BPCE, keeping the total number of institutions on the list at 30. “This designation reflects the size and scale of RBC’s global operations,” RBC said in a statement Tuesday. Banks that receive this global systematically important banks (G-SIBs) designation face increased regulatory expectations designed to reduce the likelihood of a failure, and the ripple effects on the global economy. That includes a higher capital buffer and higher supervisory expectations. RBC, which is Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization, says it was ranked in the lowest G-SIB capital surcharge bucket and that it already meets the requirement of a one per cent capital buffer. The bank “does not expect any impact to its capital position with this designation,” RBC added.———SINGER MICHAEL BUBLE HOSTING 2018 JUNO AWARDS: Canadian singer Michael Buble will be the host the 2018 Juno Awards. Buble had been tapped to host the music awards show last year before he bowed out when his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. The native of Burnaby, B.C., announced earlier this month that he was getting back to work next year. Bryan Adams and Russell Peters hosted last year’s Junos in Ottawa. The 2018 Juno Awards will be staged at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25. This is the fourth time Vancouver has played host to the awards ceremony, which celebrates achievement in Canadian music. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced earlier this year it is reinstating the comedy album of the year category after a 33-year hiatus.———
A Colombian national accused of managing an international fentanyl trafficking operation from a prison cell in Quebec pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a U.S. courtroom on Friday.Daniel Vivas Ceron, 38, entered the plea in North Dakota, the state that formed the epicentre of a sweeping international probe following the overdose death of an 18-year-old man.Ceron pleaded guilty to three charges, including conspiracy to import controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death. He faces life in prison for his crimes, which U.S. law enforcement authorities also said directly caused fatal overdoses in North Carolina, New Jersey and Oregon.“From a Canadian jail cell, Daniel Vivas Ceron directed a deadly drug ring that fuelled the opioid epidemic and took the lives of four Americans,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said in a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. “Today’s guilty plea brings some measure of justice for the victims and families that fell prey to Vivas Ceron’s dangerous organization and its tragic track record of spreading addiction and abuse.”The statement, which outlined details from Friday’s court proceedings, said Vivas Ceron admitted to being the ringleader of an operation that saw drugs distributed in Canada and the United States.He told court that Chinese sources shipped hundreds of kilograms of drugs to Canada and the U.S. between 2013 and 2017, the statement said, adding he and other associates would then distribute them to customers.The statement said Vivas Ceron relied on aliases, encrypted online accounts and a variety of email addresses to conduct his transactions, at least some of which were orchestrated from the medium-security Drummond Institution in Drummondville, Que.Vivas Ceron was arrested in July 2015, the Justice Department statement said, noting he was extradicted to Panama and then the United States.In addition to the four fatal overdoses authorities attribute to Vivas Ceron’s operation, they say drugs sold by the trafficking ring also contributed to 11 instances in which someone suffered serious harm but did not die.More than 30 people, including five Canadians and five Chinese nationals, are accused in the case of dealing large amounts of the powerful opioid in the U.S. and Canada.The investigation dubbed “Project Denial” began in January 2015 when 18-year-old Bailey Henke was found dead inside a Grand Forks, N.D., apartment building.Authorities have said Henke overdosed on fentanyl supplied by Brandon Hubbard, a Portland, Ore., man who obtained his drugs from Vivas Ceron. Hubbard was sentenced to life in prison.The case drew the attention of former U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions, who came to North Dakota in April to discuss the investigation after charges were laid against a prominent participant from China.The Department of Justice named the RCMP as one of the international law enforcement partners in the investigation. The force did not immediately respond to request for comment on the case as a whole or Vivas Ceron’s plea.— with files from The Associated PressMichelle McQuigge , The Canadian Press
APTN National NewsA new report shows the number of children living in poverty in First Nations is on the rise.The information comes from a report from the First Nations Information Governance Centre.It surveyed thousands of people living in communities across the country.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has the results.
MONTREAL – Reitmans Ltd. says it had a net loss of $3.2 million in the last quarter in an improvement from the $6.6 million net loss in the same quarter a year earlier.The clothing retailer says the smaller losses for the quarter ending May 5, which amounted to five cents per share, came from a longer quarter, a foreign exchange boost, and reduced store operating costs.Reitmans says sales were $207.6 million in the quarter, compared with $207.1 million a year earlier despite a net reduction of 32 stores, while promotional costs were up on increased activity.Online sales jumped 21.9 per cent in the quarter while store sales dropped 3.9 per cent. Overall sales were also boosted by about $8.8 million in the quarter because the first quarter ended a week later than last year’s.The company said in March it would close its 17 Hyba athletic clothing stores by next February and move the brand into the company’s existing Reitmans stores.Reitmans operates 637 stores including 269 Reitmans, 121 Penningtons, 89 Addition Elle, 80 RW & CO., 62 Thyme Maternity and the Hyba stores slated for closure.Companies in this story: (TSX:RET)
Rabat – Anthony Martial, the new Manchester United’s star, said he is committed to giving the best of himself with his new team, because he wants the football world and his fans to be proud of him.The French player is giving much to talk about lately. Following his widely commented and harshly criticized transfer amount, which some called a “hallucinating offer”, Martial has so far delivered a series of outstanding performances at the Premier League, silencing negative critics.“I know the fans expect a lot from me because I have cost a lot of money,” the 19-year-old forward said in statement to Telefoot. The Red Devils paid Martial’s former club AS Monaco a reported EUR 80 million, inclusive of bonus, for his transfer to the British club. He became the most expensive teenage-player in football history.The large sum of money was at first considered “ridiculous” to United’s manager Louis Van Gaal, who later praised his new acquisition, saying “…[he is] a very coachable player and that is also why I like him and I bought him”.According to Goal’s website, Martial feels the responsibility to deliver great performances. He is committed to giving his best and prove the Red Devils that he is worth the 80 million euros invested on him.The former Monaco player has received the support of his new teammates, such as Spanish midfielder Juan Mata who said earlier this week: “He’s given us a lot of things, not just the goals – his way of playing is helping the team a lot”.After Martial’s top-level performance on the pitch, David Beckham, international football legend and former United’s player, applauded the French star saying: “This type of players are the ones who make Man United one of the best clubs in the world”.Since his debut with Manchester United, Anthony Martial has scored 4 goals in 5 appearances. His goal against Liverpool has been so acclaimed that his technique and play have been compared to that of French legend Thierry Henry.
Chris Christodoulou was at the front of his quite full restaurant when he heard the shots.“Instead of consecutive noises it came bam, bam… bam. we said, ok, it’s shots”.They rushed customers to the back and to the basement. Christodoulou went down the street to see if he could help.Now he’s busy taking reservations, and customers are thanking him for opening his restaurant.Nicholas Kapelos is glad his new restaurant was under construction. The hoarding has become a giant memorial that will be saved. Other businesses are still fixing the bullet holes. New glass was installed at a coffee shop.Many business owners are still too shaken to speak publicly. The owner of Second Cup was called back minutes after he left on Sunday by his panicked staff. The shooter fired once into his front door and twice into the big window luckily, no one there was hurt.Many locals say they made new friends today and they cried with old ones.Locals say this tragedy has not changed the Danforth, except to make it stronger.
Banks in Asia are afraid to lend, and companies are reluctant to borrow, resulting in a deadly circle that threatens to keep economic growth muted across much of the region, according to a new new comprehensive joint-study published today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).In addition, the region’s monetary authorities have given little or no indication how they will solve this credit crunch, states the report, “Rejuvenating Bank Finance For Development in Asia and the Pacific,” which was compiled in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).The problem of non-performing loans, which reached record numbers following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, has undermined the solvency of the banking systems in many countries, the report says. Nevertheless, most countries are presently experiencing “ample liquidity with low and declining interest rates,” but there exists a shortage of “creditworthy” corporate borrowers.The impact of this current reluctance to lend or borrow could have an even more negative effect on the region’s economy. “Until banks regain their ability and willingness to lend and become less risk averse, the pace of economic growth is likely to remain muted as many less creditworthy customers will be avoided by the banks,” ESCAP Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su said at the opening of a roundtable discussion on the Asian banking sector and launch of the publication.The report also notes a lack of clarity across the region when it comes to tackling the problem. “The so-called ‘credit crunch’ has been much discussed over the last few years with little, or no, indication as to what monetary authorities might do to overcome it,” it says.The study also makes a strong case for a renewed emphasis on micro-financing as an effective tool in assisting the poor, especially poor women, crediting the strategy as having triggered a process toward broadening and deepening of rural financial markets in Asian and Pacific countries.
by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 26, 2013 11:43 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BlackBerry receives order for 2,000 Q10 smartphones from broadcaster Univision WATERLOO, Ont. – Smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says it has received an order for 2,000 new keyboard smartphones from Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications.The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company says the order for the BlackBerry Q10 devices will upgrade all of the BlackBerry phones used by employees at Univision.Univision is one of the largest broadcast networks in the United States, owning more than 60 local broadcast TV stations and nearly 70 radio stations that broadcast primarily in Spanish.BlackBerry has spent much of its marketing efforts on securing longtime business customers with orders of its new phones that operate on an updated BlackBerry 10 operating system. The move is part of a strategy to help slow the number of defectors to a growing number of competitor’s phones, including Apple’s iPhone, devices on the Android operating system and others.Earlier this month, BlackBerry’s new phones passed what the company called a “critical step forward in the security certification process” by the U.S. Department of Defence, which give them permission to operate on the Pentagon’s networks.Despite its efforts, BlackBerry is still struggling to retain a notable market share. In the U.S., the recent launch of its touchscreen and keyboard BlackBerry 10 devices have been perceived as a sales flop.A report from U.K.-based Juniper Research said the company is also starting to lose market share in parts of the world where it once had a certain stronghold, like South Africa and Indonesia.As part of an effort to turn around its operations, BlackBerry has been trying to reduce expenses across its operations. The effort has seen the company cut thousands of jobs over the past year, from lower-level employees to executives. The latest reduction came earlier this month when it laid off about 100 workers.The company is also in the midst of a review of its “strategic alternatives,” which could result in the sale of its operations or an agreement to take the company private.BlackBerry shares were ahead 19 cents at $11.05 near midday Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
According to a news release issued by the Mission yesterday, its observers will identify and register all weapons present in FARC-EP camps in the 26 zones where the group’s members are currently located and where they will transition to civilian life. Simultaneously, the Mission will install containers – are already in local sites – in the FARC-EP camps, where these will progressively receive weapons under the constant monitoring of its observers. The process should conclude on 29 May, 180 days after the final peace agreement came into force. As a first step of the gradual weapons storage process, the Mission will receive the armaments from the FARC-EP members who are part of the tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, added the news release. In parallel and in coordination with the FARC-EP, the Mission will immediately begin the process of planning and verification of the destruction of unstable weapons and munition, mines and explosives. RELATED: ‘Historic’ day as last FARC-EP members gather to turn in armsAlso in the release, the Mission welcomed the parties’ decision to initiate the weapons laydown process without further delay, despite logistical challenges which continue to hamper the successful implementation of the final peace agreement. “This is a partial but substantive advance in the laying down of arms process, which [we] value as a good starting point towards overcoming implementation delays,” said the UN Mission. “We trust that this process can be accelerated, as part of a virtuous dynamic of simultaneous progress in the implementation of all aspects of the Peace Agreement. This will inspire confidence to those who were party to the conflict and to Colombian society as a whole.” The UN Mission also noted that values the decisions announced by the Government today regarding the legal guarantees of FARC-EP members. “This will be a factor of tranquillity in the complex process of transition to civilian life,” noted the Mission.
More than 600 elementary school students from across Niagara will be at Brock University for Don’t Hide in the Den-Badgers Speak Out, a mental health awareness event Thursday.The outreach event is an initiative by the Brock men’s basketball program to help educate Niagara youths in Grades 6-8 about the importance of mental health awareness.The event starts at 10:25 a.m. with both head coach Charles Kissi and former men’s team player Matt Marshall addressing the crowd and presenting a cheque for more than $1,000 to Pathstone Mental Health.Speaking Thursday will be all-star Badgers forward Dani Elgadi, as well as Matthew Beard, a Grade 12 student from E.L Crossley secondary school. Both speakers will address the issue of mental health and the importance of creating awareness in youth to combat the stigma and encourage support.Also talking to the students will be Brock Department of Child and Youth Studies Professor John McNamara, who will be talking about what defines mental health.Kissi said it’s important to teach kids that there are people around that they can talk to about their mental health struggles.“I don’t think mental health is a new problem, but it’s something we’re beginning to understand better. We’re starting to identify it in our young people more and more.“This is about giving them some strategies, some coping mechanisms and some alternatives to the feeling that they’re helpless in many cases.”The elementary school students will have lunch and then watch the Badgers host Redeemer College in a pre-season men’s basketball game in the Bob Davis Gymnasium at noon.This marks the second year in a row the men’s team has hosted students in a social issues-themed event. Last year’s Badgers vs. Bullying event was filled to capacity with hundreds of students taking part.“That was one of the more fun games we played in terms of how energetic and loud the gym was,” Kissi said. “It helps to show our guys the impact that sport can have on young people and helps them understand that sport can be a vehicle for so many other things.”What: Don’t Hide in the Den-Badgers Speak OutWhen: Thursday, Oct. 20 – 10:25 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where: Bob Davis Gymnasium, Brock UniversityWho: 600 elementary school children from across Niagara
← Previous Story EHF Cup: German teams begin with victories Next Story → EHF CL: Heinevetter stops Barca Wisla Plock won first game in EHF Cup. Oilers won against Elverum Handball 25:27. First half wasn’t really optimistic for Plocks team, which had many problems in offence. After 15 minutes hosts were leading with 4 goals. Polish team wasn’t in really good shape and first half ended with 14:10 result. In second half Wisla played better and in seven minutes they were able to make a draw (16:16). First leading of Plock team came with last quarter and they didn’t lost it to the end of the match. Finally they won by 2 goals and took first place in group C.Elverum Handball – Wisła PłockWisła: Sego, Wichary – Spanne, Wiśniewski 2, Ghionea 6 (4), Nikcevic 1, Toromanović 2, Syprzak, Eklemović 3, Kubisztal 3, Kavas 4, Twardo, Paczkowski 3, Nenadić 3, IlyesElverum: Rajković, Nergaard, Aanestad 3, Bjorkman, Thon, Sluijters 7, Lindboe 4 (1), Ojala, Borresen, Gullerund, Ronnberg 4 (2), Nordberg, Toft 4, Liaba, Stefansson, Stegavik 3TEXT: Michalina Chabowska aanestadbjorkmanghioneanikcevicPlocksyprzakwisla
Deux nouvelles tablettes Android à 100$Les tablettes Android s’enrichissent de deux modèles à 100 $ : l’OLPC XO 3.0 et la Novo7 d’Ainol. La tablette tactile OLPC XO 3.0 conçue par le projet One Laptop Per Child de Nicholas Negroponte, sera présentée dès ce mardi au CES 2012 qui se tiendra à Las Vegas. disponible cette année, et est présenté officiellement au CES. Fabriquée en silicone, cette tablette est très robuste, facile à ouvrir, elle peut même être rechargée sans prise de courant à l’aide d’une manivelle ou grâce à des capteurs photovoltaïque.Le XO 3.0 d’OLPC sera vendu à 100 $ dans sa version de base. La version présentée au CES devrait être néanmoins plus coûteuse. Elle est dotée d’un écran PixelQi transflectif 8 pouces affichant en 1 024 x 768 pixels. Le XO 3.0 sera pourcu d’un processeur Marvell Armada PXA618 et de 512 Mo de RAM et peut tourner sous Android. Mais une autre tablette Android sera disponible à 100 $, il s’agit de la Novo7 de la firme chinoise Ainol. Cette tablette low cost sera équipée d’Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, d’un processeur XBurst simple cœur 1 GHz Ingenic Semiconductor à faible consommation, permettant une autonomie de 7 heures. La Novo7 bénéficie également d’un écran multitouch de 7 pouces affichant en 800×480 pixels, Cette tablette possède également 8 GB de stockage, et 512 Mo de RAM. Ce qui est tout à fait honorable pour cette gamme de prix. Enfin, selon igeneration, c’est dans les finitions que cette tablette serait perfectible. Le 9 janvier 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambert
Load More Hakan has a diploma from Cukurova University in Tourism and Hotel Management as well as a hospitality diploma from the South Western Sydney Institute. Travellers aiming to delist from Philippine Stock Exchange on 21 October Inside Asian Gaming named Lead Media Partner of G2E Asia @ the Philippines RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Resorts World Manila’s Chief Gaming Operation and Marketing Officer, Hakan Dagtas joined the gaming and hospitality industry during his college years. After working in various casinos in Turkey, he joined the Star Cruises fleet in 1996. During his tenure on board he was actively involved with the training and setting up of activities on mid-to-large size ships.In 2008, Hakan moved to Resorts World Manila. After a successful opening, he continued with operations and led both the Table Games and Slots divisions. From 2013, he began working with RWM’s marketing teams. He currently leads gaming operations as well as all gaming marketing activities.
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A 17-year-old was caught in the crosshairs of a shooter while he was inside a car in Deerfield Beach.According to witnesses, the teen was sitting in a car in a parking lot near North Dixie Highway and Northeast 48th Street when shots rang out, around 1:25 a.m., MondayBroward Sheriff’s Office officials said numerous people were running in several directions when they arrived on the scene. They found the victim shot in the leg.Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue transported him to North Broward Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.Officials continue to search for the shooter. BSO deputies describe the suspect as a black male with a thin build, has facial hair, dreadlocks and wore a skull cap.If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
“We are very excited and surprised that Nick and Nick Jr. called us and said they wanted to put the animation on Nick Jr. as a PSA for Earth Day,” Caleb’s mother said.Recycling is not the only cause the Sloan family supports. Three years ago, Caleb’s older brother Calder was electrocuted in the family’s swimming pool. They created a legacy fund in his memory to support his school.The family is now making the school proud with Caleb’s talents. At only 7 years old, Caleb has learned many lessons. One of them is how to follow your dreams and passions.“It took a lot of thought and time to get this all over network, but when you find your dream and work hard for it, it’s worth it,” Caleb said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida child is spreading an eco-friendly message through his drawings and imagination.Caleb Sloan has an active imagination. When you ask him where he gets his ideas from, he will make sure to tell you in his own creative way.But the real cool thing is that Caleb’s creativity landed his artwork on Nickelodeon.It began with a project on recycling at his elementary school where Caleb came up with several monsters and the message “reuse, repurpose, recycle.”With the help of his parent’s company, 2C Media, Caleb’s hand-drawn monsters were turned into an animated public service announcement using Caleb’s voice as the narrator.Caleb’s mother described how he took his monsters off the paper and onto the screen. “We put it together, Caleb came in, he came in did the whole voice over, he wrote the story with his teacher. He came in, read all the lines and worked with one of our graphics guys,” she said.The video grabbed the attention of those at Nickelodeon, hitting the airwaves on Earth Day, from 8 to 10 a.m.
WILMINGTON, MA — Marjorie Guarino-King (Atkinson), age 99, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2019.Marjorie was born on September 15, 1919, in Cambridge, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Samuel and Hilda (Thomas) Atkinson. Marjorie was raised in North Reading and was a graduate of Reading High School. Following graduation, she went on to earn her degree at Burdett Business School in Boston.Marjorie worked as an office manager for over twenty years at Charles River Labs in Wilmington and for many years at Johnson’s Roses in Woburn.Marjorie will be remembered for her love of animals especially horses. She was a 4H leader for many years and was very active with horse shows. Marjorie also loved gardening and cultivating beautiful flowers.Marjorie was very active at the Wilmington Senior Center for many years and she also did a lot of volunteering in the Nurse’s office at Wilmington High School. Marjorie was very involved in the Shriner’s organization; as a “Hunz” she volunteered for countless fundraisers and charitable events. She was always doing something to help a great cause.Marjorie was the beloved wife of John J. King of Tewksbury and the late Joseph Guarino, devoted mother of Sandra LaLiberte of Wilmington, Michael Dupras of Tewksbury, the late Donna Robbins and Daniel Dupras. Loving “Gramma” of the late Joseph LaLiberte, Deborah LaLiberte, David LaLiberte, Mark LaLiberte & wife Joanne, Renee Pineau & husband Joseph, Janine Hersom & husband Dickie, Michelle Dupras-St. Cyr & husband Leo, Steven Robbins, Billy Robbins & wife Candice, Ricky Robbins & wife Marti great-grandchildren Jessica, Jacqueleen and husband Kevin,Richard Jr., Stephanie, McKayla, Joey, Kevin, Matthew, Patrick, Mikey, Alyssa, Felicia, Jordyn, Lexcia, Katelyn and great-great grandchildren Jacob and Delilah. Marjorie was the sister of the late Norman and Irene and is survived by her sister-in-law Carol Atkinson of Marion, MA.Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, April 25th from 2:00-3:45 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, at 4:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Marjorie’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.Marjorie (Atkinson) Guarino-King(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Patricia (Patti) Ann Griffin, 66In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”
Another victim of the Dhalpur gas cylinder explosion died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday, taking the death toll from the incident to two.The deceased was Atar Begum, 70.Earlier, Tahmin, 7, was killed and six people sustained burn injuries after a gas cylinder went off at a house of Dhalpur in Jatrabari on Friday.The injured were taken to the DMCH burn unit.After fighting for her life, Atar Begum succumbed to her injuries at hospital around 7:30pm.
Ilana Panich-Linsman/KUTTexas is back in federal court making the case before a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals over the state’s foster care system.Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack ordered sweeping changes to Texas foster care, which at one time she declared to be unconstitutionally endangering young Texans. Since then, the judge has called state lawmakers’ efforts to improve foster care “admirable” but insufficient.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton quickly appealed that decision. “The judge and the special masters acted outside of their legal authority,” Paxton said, “and ordered a plan that is both incomplete and impractical.”Bob Garrett has been covering the case for The Dallas Morning News and was in the courtroom in New Orleans on Monday. Garrett says Texas leaders like Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott have argued that each state should be left alone to run its own child welfare system.“Moreover, Texas says that its system is not constitutionally horrible, the way the plaintiffs’ lawyers say,” Garrett says.The state is fighting dozens of requirements.“A whole bunch of things,” he says, “including hiring more CPS caseworkers. Also, hiring more of the investigators and inspectors who would keep tabs on and police the foster care private contractors. Also doing a lot more to improve the records that track these children. And just on and on it goes.”The state’s lawyers are arguing that Judge Jack wrongly applied the law. Garrett says the appeals court judges in New Orleans appear to be divided.“The whole mess is before them,” Garrett says. “Both the finding that Texas did bad, and Judge Jack’s remedies.”He says the case was filed seven years ago and it remains unclear what the outcome will be.Written by Jen Rice. Share
Bobby Marvin Holmes has been a mentor and a father figure to dozens of young Black boys in Baltimore. But it has taken him decades to forgive his biological father and begin the process of healing from abandonment. He shares his story in hopes that more young men can begin the process of forgiveness and begin the process of repairing their relationships with their dads, as we celebrate Father’s Day.Bobby Marvin Holmes, Founder of Son of a Dream. (Courtesy Photo)I tried not to be like my father my whole life. I tried to avoid the pitfalls and traps that he succumbed to in his life. However, he disappointed me the most, not because he broke up with my mother, or because he went to prison. I was most angry because he wasn’t there for me.Shortly after my parents split, fast money lured Rob (my biological father) to the streets. For years, he wrestled with his own demons and incarceration. So to keep me safe, my mother kept him at a distance. I was around 4-years-old at the time of their separation and I wouldn’t see him again for another seven or eight years.I remember the night my aunt took me to visit him. I walked into a shabby row house in East Baltimore and he appeared from the shadows of a dark room. But, when he looked at me, he didn’t recognize me. He tried repeatedly to guess my identity until my aunt grew tired of him guessing and told him I was his son.I retreated upstairs to see my grandfather who was in poor health. When I was about to leave I walked passed Rob and noticed him slouched over with his head down crying. My aunt asked him what was wrong and all he could say was, “It wasn’t my fault.” My aunt quickly dismissed his display of guilt and we left.In the absence of Rob, my mother met and married Chris, a blue collar working man who took pride in hard work and family. He raised me with conviction and love. He taught me how to shave, shine my shoes, and modeled how a man was supposed to care for his family. However, I was never taught the importance of forgiveness.I spent years not knowing how to really forgive my biological father. But, a turning point occurred when we reunited again. This time I was an adult. I became more curious about where I came from and what Rob was like as a person. I began to spend time with him. Once I got to know him the anger subsided a little.We talked and hung out from time to time. Even though we shared a few laughs and watched football games together, we didn’t share our feelings. I guess I convinced myself that I didn’t need to and that things would work out. But I was wrong.I didn’t want to admit it but I hadn’t fully checked my anger or made peace with my father’s absence. I hadn’t forgiven him and I really didn’t know how. I had mixed emotions. Part of me wanted to know and connect with my father. But another part of me felt abandoned and couldn’t trust him.It’s hard to forgive, knowing he could leave again. I knew this to be true no matter how much time went by. He could disappear at any moment and once again the anger would resurface. My resentment toward him was the only certainty.However, to my surprise, when I took the first real step toward forgiveness and it started with a simple conversation. I reached out to my father to help me with a paper for a course I was taking in graduate school. This was really weird because he never helped me with my homework before and I didn’t always like talking to him because our conversations would sometimes end with an argument. I called and told him I needed help with writing a paper. He agreed to meet with me.That night we sat in my car and just talked. He shared what happened with my mother and reasons why he wasn’t present in my life. In return, I expressed my disappointment in him. It was a hurtful thing to hear but necessary for the both of us.He offered no excuses and we didn’t argue. He just listened, which was very important to me. Afterwards, our relationship was still uncertain. But that one conversation helped me understand that forgiveness is possible.Bobby Marvin Holmes is the founder of Son of a Dream, a consulting & multimedia firm committed to empowering youth, families and communities. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, 100! Real Talk for Our Boys due out in October 2017.