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first_imgHello, Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards.Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (“Views”), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“I got my whole family up here,” said Drake, who stood onstage with nearly two dozen people, including his father, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.Drake was presented the top artist award by Prince Jackson, the late Michael Jackson’s eldest son. Drake beat out Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Adele, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, twenty one pilots, Shawn Mendes and the Chainsmokers for the top prize. Of those nominees, only Drake and the Chainsmokers attended the Billboard Awards.But other big names showed up.Cher, who received the Icon award, sang her dance anthem “Believe” in a glittery number that included pasties and blonde hair with pink tips. She later changed to a huge, curly black ‘do — and wore a black sheer bodysuit and leather jacket for “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Her performance had the audience on its feet, singing and dancing.“I wanted to do what I do since I was 4 years old and I’ve been doing it for 53 years,” said Cher, who turned 71 on Saturday. “And I can do a five-minute plank. Just saying.”“I think luck has so much to do with my success with a little bit of something thrown in,” she added.Korean boy band BTS, who won top social artist, earned one of the night’s loudest ovations. Another highlight was Celine Dion.In a beautiful, Met Gala-ready white gown, she belted out “My Heart Will Go On,” the Oscar-winning song from “Titanic.” The film is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. John Legend and Florida Georgia Line also had a shining moment when they sang a duet version of the country duo’s soft hit, “H.O.L.Y.”Dan Reynolds of the rock band Imagine Dragons led a moment of silence for Chris Cornell, who died Thursday. He called the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer “a true innovator,” ”a musical architect,” ”a prolific songwriting” and “a legendary performer” — as a large photo of Cornell singing with his eyes closed was displayed behind him.“We send our respects as well as our love to Chris’ family at this time,” Reynolds said.Miley Cyrus sang her breezy new single, “Malibu,” delivering a sound and muted style that marked a departure from the hits that made her a pop star years ago. She was teary eyed at the end of the performance.“And for the first time in years with pants on,” Noah Cyrus, standing next to father Billy Ray Cyrus, introduced her older sister, who was wearing white shorts and a cowboy hat.Minaj kicked off the show with an explosive nine-minute performance of her hit songs alongside her mentor Lil Wayne and frequent collaborator David Guetta. She recently broke Aretha Franklin’s record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist.Co-host Vanessa Hudgens impersonated Minaj’s rap style at the top of the show, and it was the first of the many good moments for the actress and singer Sunday night. Hudgens, who hosted with Ludacris, also sang Dion’s “I’m Your Lady” and wowed with her fashion choices. Even Drake noticed her, saying she looked “incredible.”Beyonce and twenty one pilots each won five awards, while the Chainsmokers — who tied Drake with 22 nominations — won four awards, including top Hot 100 song for “Closer” with Halsey.“This feels good but it feels so wrong because I love Drake so much,” said Halsey (Drake’s “One Dance” was also nominated for top Hot 100 song).The Chainsmokers performed “Young” with Andrew Taggart on vocals and Alex Pall behind the board (they were also backed by a drummer), and Drake performed from the Fountains of Bellagio. Ed Sheeran sang “Castle on the Hill” from Santiago, Chile, while Bruno Mars performed his silky new single, “Versace on the Floor,” from Amsterdam.Other performers include Lorde, Sam Hunt, Halsey, Camila Cabello and Julia Michaels.At the show, Diddy honoured his former friend and artist Notorious B.I.G, who would have turned 45 on Sunday. Diddy also introduced CJ Wallace, B.I.G’s son, who spoke about his father’s legacy. Then Diddy showed the trailer of the documentary, “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story,” which will be available on Apple Music on June 25.Former One Direction singer Zayn was named best new artist, while Justin Timberlake’s Oscar-nominated “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” won top radio song and top selling song.Blake Shelton won top country artist and showed love for his beau and fellow singer Gwen Stefani.“I felt like the luckiest guy in the room ’cause Gwen was here with me anyway,” he said._______Online:Homelast_img read more

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, Feb. 14———TRUDEAU TO LAY OUT VISION FOR INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his Liberal government plans to overhaul the way Ottawa relates to Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Trudeau tells the House of Commons the Liberals will devise a new legislative framework to help pave the way toward stronger Indigenous rights and greater control over their own destiny for First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Trudeau says it’s important to get the framework right to ensure Indigenous Peoples can enjoy lasting success in Canada at last. He says the new approach, to be developed in partnership with Indigenous Peoples, is necessary to tackle challenges like overcrowded housing, unsafe drinking water and high suicide rates. The new framework will be unveiled later this year following consultations led by Carolyn Bennett, the minister for Crown-Indigenous relations, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.———PATRICK BROWN CHALLENGES ACCUSERS TO PRESS CHARGES: The former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Party is accusing CTV News of defaming him. Patrick Brown stepped down from the role last month amid allegations of sexual misconduct made by two women in a CTV report. In late January, CTV reported that one woman, who is now 29, claimed she was still in high school and under the legal drinking age when Brown allegedly asked her to perform oral sex on him. Another woman said she was a university student working in Brown’s constituency office when he sexually assaulted her at his home, CTV reported. Late Tuesday, CTV reported that the first accuser now said she had not been in high school or under the legal drinking age during the alleged incident. The woman said the altered timeline did not change the core of her allegations and noted she had been subject to demeaning and misogynistic comments online since the story broke. In a statement on Facebook on Wednesday, Brown urged the two unnamed women to contact police so the accusations can be dealt with through the legal system. CTV says it stands by its reporting, which has not been independently verified by The Canadian Press.———NO PAROLE FOR 25 YEARS IN ALBERTA TRIPLE MURDER: An Alberta judge has ruled that two men found guilty of murdering three family members will not have to spend additional time in prison before they can apply for parole. Jason Klaus, who is 42, and 32-year-old Joshua Frank have instead been sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years — which is automatic under the Criminal Code for first-degree murder. Justice Eric Macklin told court in Red Deer, Alta., that the factors in the case were not particularly uncommon compared with other murder cases and did not warrant consecutive sentences. The bodies of Klaus’s father and sister were found in their burned-out farmhouse near Castor, Alta., in December 2013. His mother’s body was never found but police believe she also died in the house. The Crown had argued that the two men deserved the maximum of 75 years without hope of parole for what the prosecution called a “contract killing of sorts.” The defence said the murders weren’t as gruesome as other cases that resulted in consecutive parole ineligibilities. There are provisions in the Criminal Code to have sentences served one after the other for multiple murders, but Macklin said delaying parole for Klaus and Frank would be “a decision out of the ordinary.”———TORY SENATORS BALK AT SPEEDING UP POT BILL: Conservative senators are balking at an attempt to speed up consideration of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, which the Trudeau government hopes to have in place this July. Sen. Larry Smith, who leads the Conservative caucus in the Senate, insists his senators aren’t being obstructionist but they are determined to do their duty, which is to provide “constructive evaluation” of legislation. The government’s representative in the Senate, Sen. Peter Harder, says he wants second reading debate on C-45 wrapped up by March 1, after which it would go to committee before returning to the Senate for a final debate and vote. If the various Senate factions don’t agree to that timetable, Harder says he’ll move a motion to impose time allocation to cut off debate — a tactic he’s avoided using before now. Smith says he’s got 17 senators who want to speak during second reading on the complicated bill. He says he hopes Harder will agree to be “flexible” about the March 1 deadline.———MISSING FIREFIGHTER FOUND IN CALIFORNIA HAS MEMORY LOSS, COPS SAY: A Toronto fire captain who was found at a California airport six days after vanishing from a New York state ski slope likely sustained some sort of head trauma along his puzzling journey across the country, American authorities said Wednesday. Constantinos (Danny) Filippidis was unable to provide officers with many details about his route from Lake Placid, N.Y., to the Sacramento, Calif., airport other than that he believed he travelled most of the way in a transport truck and was not the victim of any crime, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said a day after the firefighter was found. Filippidis, a 49-year-old captain with Toronto Fire Services, was on an annual ski trip with friends and colleagues when he disappeared from Whiteface Mountain.———HEDLEY SAYS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS ‘UNSUBSTANTIATED’: The Junos have dropped Hedley from the televised awards bash as the rockers face allegations of sexual misconduct that they call “unsubstantiated.” Organizers of the annual music show say it was a joint decision with Hedley “after careful consideration of the situation.” The move by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences came as band members issued a statement addressing claims of impropriety involving young fans. “We realize the life of a touring band is an unconventional one,” reads the statement, which was issued mid-afternoon Wednesday, minutes before the Junos announcement. “While we are all now either married or have entered into committed, long-term relationships, there was a time, in the past, when we engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock ‘n’ roll cliches. However, there was always a line that we would never cross.” The statement followed a flurry of claims on Twitter from anonymous users who alleged inappropriate encounters with the band. Some social media users called on the Juno Awards to drop Hedley as a performer at the upcoming show.———UNDERCOVER TAPES PART OF TINA FONTAINE MURDER CASE: The man accused of killing Tina Fontaine told an undercover officer there are three rules in crime: deny, deny, deny. Raymond Cormier, who is 55, is on trial for second-degree murder in the death of the 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was found wrapped in a duvet filled with rocks in the Red River in August 2014. Court heard that Cormier was given a free apartment in Winnipeg and it had been bugged by police. The undercover officer moved into a suite on the same floor and became friends with Cormier over about six months. In recorded audio played in court, Cormier told the undercover officer he wanted to have sex with Tina the first time he met her. Cormier also said he regretted telling Tina to jump off a bridge when they got in a fight over her bike.———DEAL WITH RACISM IN PRISONS, SENATORS URGED: The chairwoman of the Senate’s human rights committee says Canada needs to deal with systemic, anti-black racism in its prisons and help inmates better integrate with society after they’re released. Nova Scotia Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard says the committee’s hearings have shown a need for systemic and structural changes to prevent former prisoners from getting back into trouble with the law. As part of a special meeting to look at the experiences of black female inmates, the committee heard that pardons for past crimes would help some inmates find work. Black Canadians make up 8.6 per cent of the population of federal prisons, even though they account for just three per cent of the overall Canadian population. And while their numbers have declined, the corrections watchdog’s most recent annual report found that black inmates were more likely to be in maximum security, placed in segregation and disproportionately involved in violent incidents.———FEDS TO STUDY POT HABITS BY TESTING SEWAGE: The federal government is taking a somewhat noxious approach to studying just how much pot Canadians are consuming: researching our sewage. Statistics Canada will spend up to $600,000 a year for a contractor to regularly test waste water from 15 to 20 municipalities across the country for traces of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and other drugs. The survey could be the best way to collect precise data on the amount of pot Canadians consume, according to Anthony Peluso, an assistant director at Statistics Canada. Peluso said that by using the same methodology from sewage analysis surveys in Europe that have proven accurate in the past, Statistics Canada believes it will be able to fill some of its information gap that way. After cannabis is metabolized by the body, traces of THC are left behind in human waste. Samples of waste water from sewage treatment plants can then be collected and tested for the substance.last_img read more

first_imgVICTORIA – One of the longest serving members in British Columbia’s legislature was overcome with emotion Thursday as politicians from all parties voted to allow children on the floor of the chamber.Linda Reid said she choked up recalling her decades of efforts to help women enter politics and ensure they are treated as equals.Reid, a B.C. Liberal who represents the Metro Vancouver riding of Richmond South Centre, was first elected in 1991.She said when she was first elected there were no maternity leave provisions and the legislature building was ill-suited for women.“When I arrived here in 1991, there wasn’t even a washroom on the second floor,” said Reid.When she asked about locating a women’s washroom near the chamber of the legislature, an official asked: “How long are women going to be elected?”‘Long enough to go to the bathroom,’ was my response,” said Reid.She said when her daughter Olivia was born 18 years ago, maternity leave was not available to her and she ended up returning to the legislature five days after the birth.Reid said she was a member of the Opposition in 2000, but it was former New Democrat Joy MacPhail who would hold her daughter in the hallways when she was summoned to the chamber for debate duties.“She would sing Solidarity Forever to her,” said Reid.Reid told the legislature she pushed for maternity leave improvements when her daughter told her pre-school class she lived in a large, castle-like home with a rose garden and hundreds of parking spaces.“I’ve spent my career supporting women who are seeking public office,” said Reid. “No question, it’s important to me. I believe we can continue some very good work here. Accommodations are necessary in this place and the motion today, I believe, is a gesture of welcome. I want every single person who has a child to be welcome in this place.”Energy Minister Michelle Mungall said she looks forward to bringing her child into the legislature during debates and other business, including question period.Mungall, who is expecting a baby later this year, became emotional during all-party introductions of the motion.The change is a fitting tribute on International Women’s Day to Reid and other members of the legislature who have been advocating for their rights over the years, she said.“I look forward to bringing the little one into this house,” Mungall said.B.C. joins Alberta as the only other province that permits children in the chambers while the legislature is in session.last_img read more

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN News They say it takes a community to raise a child- but what happens when children have to leave their communities for an education?Tanisha Chikane left her home and family in North Caribou Lake First Nation, to attend Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay 500 km to the south.She was only 14 years old at the time.“That was hard,” she said. “I didn’t have anybody to look out for me for a while and I had to learn to look out for myself.”Now, Tanisha is being celebrated for her accomplishments.The valedictorian just graduated with 23 of her classmates.The reality for many First Nations in northern Ontario means students have to leave their communities to attend high school.Aaron Guthrie has been a teacher at DFC for nine years.“They’re the ones who’ve made the sacrifice, who’ve said I want to graduate high school and I’m going to put my life on hold,” Guthrie said.He said that also means saying goodbye to parents, siblings and sometimes their own children to move away.High school can be a challenging time for any student and that’s no exception at DFC. Students often travel hundreds of kilometers by plane and road to get to Thunder Bay.Visits home are limited to holidays.Valedictorian Tanisha Chikane and her daughter Baelee. Tanisha plans to pursue welding in college. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNTanisha became a mother at 15. She had to leave her daughter Baelee at home with family so she could finish high school.“My mother wouldn’t let me drop out so, she wouldn’t sign the papers,” Tanisha said with a chuckle.She said she focused on her assignments and gave it her all for one reason.“My daughter. I figured since I’m out here I should do my best,” Tanisha said.Guthrie said the students need a supportive community to succeed. At DFC, that means having staff who are committed and dedicated to student life outside of the classrooms.“I tell people all the time I’m not just a teacher. I feel like I’m a part-time teacher, part-time social counselor, part-time friend, part-time parent, part-time coach like we play a lot of roles in our student’s lives,” Guthrie said.Miguel Quequish, also from North Caribou Lake First Nation, faced his own challenges throughout high school.Five years ago, his sister Cheyanne died by suicide.“It was kinda hard the first two years,” Miguel said about her death.“She was like a mom to me. She would always make sure I was well-fed, made sure I made it to school on time.”Miguel Quequish from North Caribou Lake First Nation lost a brother and sister to suicide. They told him to never give up on his education and he plans to go to college in the fall. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNThen last October, his brother Trevor also died by suicide.Miguel said he wanted to give up.“It was hard to go back to school. I didn’t feel like going, I didn’t feel like coming out to DFC,” Miguel said through tears.“But the staff and other fellow students helped me pull through and I would like to them for that.”The needs of the students at DFC are diverse and unique but it’s also what brings them together as a community.“We know the kids don’t have their parents with them here, we know that they might need an extra hand, we understand that the majority of our students are coming with some type of traumatic life experience in their back pocket,” Guthrie said.Destiny Fiddler, a young mother from Sandy Lake First Nation, left her daughter at home with her family so she could get her high school diploma. Destiny is going to pursue nursing so she can work in northern communities. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNDestiny Fiddler became a young mother two years ago.She came to DFC to graduate last year while her daughter Creelyn stayed home with her family in Sandy Lake First Nation, 600 km northwest of Thunder Bay.She stayed connected to her daughter through FaceTime calls and short visits home.“I kept telling myself and people kept telling me that I was doing it for my daughter and her future,” Destiny said.The future is something Alaina Sakchekapo is excited about. When we first met her two years ago, she had already lived in seven different boarding homes.“Because I didn’t have a stable boarding home, DFC was my stable place,” Alaina said at the graduation ceremony.Alaina kept busy with sports, academics and extracurricular activities. She most recently traveled to Parliament Hill in Ottawa where the students met with political leaders to discuss their needs.“It was very humbling and it really broadened my horizons of what I can do,” she said about her involvement at DFC.Alaina Sakchekapo from North Caribou Lake First Nation lived in 13 different boarding homes while attending high school in Thunder Bay. She is getting her own place with her sister and going to college in the fall. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNAlaina said she is planning to stay in Thunder Bay to work for the summer and wants to pursue university to become a teacher – she’s already found her own apartment with her sister.“I’m adulting,” she said with excitement.Miguel said he hopes his brother and sister are proud of him.“They would always threaten me, better finish or else I’m going to break your Xbox or my sister would be like don’t come home until you get that diploma,” he said laughing.Miguel said he doesn’t intend to quit now either, he plans to attend college in the fall.Tanisha said she is also planning to go to college to pursue welding – a skill she picked up thanks the trades program at DFC.While some students have their eyes set on college and university, Guthrie said that’s not always a priority for students.“They’ve been away from home since they were 14 years old and they yearn to go back to live on the land,” he said about the importance of returning home.“To reconnect with their parents and their siblings and their grandparents and you can’t blame them for that.”Valedictorian Tanisha Chikane from North Caribou Lake First Nation. Photo: Willow Fiddler/APTNIn her valedictorian speech, Tanisha said it helped to be in a supportive environment with her peers.“Being around everyone and being a First Nations person gives me such motivation to do the best I can, at all I do,” she said.Both Destiny and Alaina said while they are sad to leave the school they are grateful for the experience.“They make you feel like you’re family right away,” Destiny said, who plans to pursue nursing so she can work in northern communities.Alaina said she is leaving with many great memories but one thing stands out for her.“The people that have helped take care of me while I was out here,” she said.But at the end of the day, it’s the students who deserve the diplomas they’ve worked hard for.“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it,” Tanisha said.wfiddler@aptn.ca@willowblasizzolast_img read more

He said that there is no room for terrorism to raise its head once again in the country.“The army will not even allow terrorism to raise its head here once again,” he added. Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva today insisted that there was no threat to National Security.Speaking to reporters in Kandy, the Army Commander said that the army is giving priority to National security on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Army Commander also said that the army will continue to assist the war displaced families in the North. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today launched its first high-level consultations with the food industry to forge a global strategy aimed at encouraging healthier diets and increased physical activity in the battle against diseases that account for nearly 60 per cent of annual deaths worldwide. “To effect changes in diet and physical activity poses an enormous challenge,” WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland told the first formal Roundtable meeting in Geneva between the agency and senior executives from the food and associated industries. “In an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, we believe WHO’s goals can only be met through broader involvement with diverse stakeholders.” Unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and tobacco use are among the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, respiratory disease, obesity and other non-communicable conditions that now account for 59 per cent of the 56.5 million global deaths annually, and almost half, or 45.9 per cent, of the global burden of disease. The majority of chronic disease problems now occur in developing countries. Describing the meeting as “a positive beginning,” Ms. Brundtland said it formally launched what WHO hoped would be an ongoing and constructive high-level dialogue with private sector companies. The Roundtable was attended by about a dozen senior executives from companies including Nestle, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company, The Kellogg Company, PepsiCo Inc., Cadbury Schweppes plc, Compass Group, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands Inc., Mizuno Corp, Pentland Group Plc and Royal Ahold N.V. WHO, together with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), last month launched an experts’ report on a healthy diet low in saturated fats, sugars and salt and high in vegetables and fruits, coupled with regular exercise, and called for decisive action on a global in order to combat rapidly growing death rates from diseases such as cancer, obesity and diabetes. read more

Statements made by the chief of staff of Burundi’s Armed Forces (FAB) and others envisioning retaliation could set off a chain of troop movements, Under-Secretary-General Jean-Marie Guéhenno of the UN Department of Peace-keeping Operations (DPKO) told journalists.His remarks came after briefing the Security Council in closed session on the latest developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi. In May the Council authorized a peacekeeping force for Burundi, known by its French acronym ONUB, with a maximum of 5,650 military personnel. The force has received just over 3,000 troops so far.”Gatumba must not lead to a cycle of revenge,” Mr. Guéhenno warned. “The aim must be justice, not revenge.”The danger of violence in the region is high, he said, stressing that “all leaders [must] step away from the brink.”In the national transitional government in Kinshasa, some people were not fully reconciled to the developments in the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Goma (RCD-G), he said.RCD-G members have suspended their membership in the National Assembly over various disagreements.In addition, he said, the issue of the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), Hutu extremists also known as the Interahamwe and blamed for the 1994 massacre of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda, should be resolved once and for all because they have been “motivated by an ethnic agenda that is a poison in the region.”One of the problems the UN faced in the Great Lakes region was a lack of what the military called “enabling units,” he said. DPKO has said previously that it lacks the teams that provide such services as movement control, communications, terminal support, air-traffic control, aircraft loading and unloading, petroleum handling and water processing.Mr. Guéhenno called on member States with those capabilities to contribute their expertise to UN peacekeeping. read more

Greater cooperation is urgently needed for more equitable use and division of water, senior United Nations officials today stressed, marking the twentieth anniversary of World Water Day.“Water is a common resource. Let us use it more intelligently and waste less so all get a fair share,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message for the Day.In separate remarks at the high-level dialogue on water cooperation in New York, Mr. Ban reiterated that “competition is growing among farmers and herders, industry and agriculture, town and country, upstream and downstream, and across borders.” One out of every three people lives in a country with moderate to high water stress, he said, and by 2030 nearly half the global population could be facing water scarcity, with demand outstripping supply by 40 per cent due in part to climate change and the needs of populations that are growing in size and prosperity. He noted that agriculture is the largest user of freshwater, and there is a growing urgency to reconcile demands from farming with those of domestic and industrial uses, especially energy production.Discussions at today’s meeting, he said, will help deliberations on the post-2015 development agenda, as world leaders, experts and civil society representatives seek to set sustainable development goals for after the deadline set to reach the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Mr. Ban noted that the goal related to halving the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water has been reached, but that the goal related to sanitation falls “woefully short.” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson yesterday launched a call for urgent action to end the crisis of 2.5 billion people without basic sanitation. The call aims to focus on improving hygiene, changing social norms, better managing human waste and waste-water, and the elimination of open defecation, which perpetuates the vicious cycle of disease and entrenched poverty.Speaking a little more than 1,000 days before the MDG deadline, Mr. Ban urged renewed effort to achieve the goal, but stressed that 2015 “is not a finishing line, merely a milestone.” Also addressing the event, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic said water is increasingly a precious resource which must be portioned off more equitably. “More than ever before, water stands at the centre of a complex and interdependent set of challenges, which will stretch the imagination, resourcefulness and fortitude of Member States and the United Nations system for decades to come,” he said. Mr. Jeremic announced that he will host a number of events related to water in the months ahead, including a thematic debate on the “nexus” between energy and water on 16 March, organized in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates and the newly established UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Also today, the head of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) noted that 90 per cent of the world’s population lives in countries that must share water resources with their neighbours. Cooperation “is more than a technical or scientific issue,” it is also “about fighting poverty and protecting the environment,” said Director-General Irina Bokova.“Too often people think water cooperation is only the concern of States. This is not enough. Water cooperation must happen at all levels – from the local to the global,” she added. The UN has declared 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, recognizing that cooperation is essential to strike a balance between the different needs and priorities and share this precious resource equitably, using water as an instrument of peace.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) marked the Day by urging governments, civil society and ordinary citizens to remember that behind the statistics are the faces of children. Globally, an estimated 2,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoeal diseases, and of these some 1,800 deaths are linked to water, sanitation and hygiene.“The numbers can be numbing, but they represent real lives, of real children,” said Sanjay Wijesekera, global head of UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene programme.“If 90 school buses filled with kindergartners were to crash every day, with no survivors, the world would take notice. But this is precisely what happens every single day because of poor water, sanitation and hygiene,” added Mr. Wijesekera.Meanwhile, a group of independent UN experts today stressed that human rights, particularly those of the marginalized and vulnerable, be prioritized when considering the uses of resources. “It is crucial to ensure cooperation between the competing users of water, to ensure that the human rights of all are realized and also that the most marginalized and vulnerable are not negatively affected by unequal resource allocation at every turn, by every decision on water resource allocation,” they said in a joint statement. In an interview with the UN News Centre, one of these experts, Special Rapporteur on the human right to water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque, discussed the various players vying for the same resources.“We are using much more water, we have much more people, so we have to work together to make sure that the human right to water and sanitation is a right for all, but also that agriculture gets the water it needs, that industry gets the water it needs, and so on.”Ms. de Albuquerque added that to be effective, support for water cooperation must start at the highest political level and trickle down.In Tajikistan, preparations are underway for the High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation to be held in August in the capital, Dushanbe. Mr. Ban discussed the conference with Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov during their meeting today at UN Headquarters. They also discussed the construction of the Roghun hydropower station, which when completed would be the world’s tallest dam at 335 metres, as well as disaster response and risk reduction in Central Asia. read more

Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has set the NFL record for longest kickoff return, a 109-yard touchdown to start the game against Green Bay.The entire length of an NFL field is 120 yards, including both end zones. The field of play is 100 yards with each end zone extending an extra 10 yards at either end. Patterson was as far back as he could be in the end zone when he caught the opening kick from Tim Masthay on Sunday night. He needed a full 12 seconds to evade 11 would-be tacklers and reach the far end of the field.The rookie wide receiver gave the Minnesota Vikings to an instant 7-0 lead over the Green Bay Packers for his second kickoff return touchdown of the season. He set a new record for the longest kickoff return in NFL history, three players shared the previous record of 108 yards: Ellis Hobbs for New England in 2007, Randall Cobb for Green Bay in 2011, and Jacoby Jones for Baltimore in 2012.Despite the Patterson record-breaking run, Green Bay still managed to come out on top beating the Vikings 44-31. read more

first_imgIf you’re looking at the title of this article and wondering who Paul Steed is, watch the video above. He’s the guy who made that memorable intro and handled the low-poly character modeling on Quake, Quake II, and Quake III.News of his passing came to light over the weekend via the The Jace Hall Show blog, which counts Paul Steed as helping to make one of their most memorable episodes from Season 1. No details have yet been divulged as to how he died.Steed started his career back in 1991 working for Origin Software. He worked as a sketcher, designer, project and art director, but is best known for his 3D modeling work, and of course what he created for the Quake series of games. He also authored three books on 3D modeling and animation.A 22 year career in the industry saw him produce work and be involved in projects for EA, Activision, Sony, Atari, Interplay, Virgin, Wild Tangent, Exigent, and id Software. He also got involved with the Game Developer Conference, giving talks and serving on the Advisory Board. As well as authoring modeling books, he also sponsored modeling contests to help encourage others.Not one to shy away from the limelight or controversy, even John Carmack admitted Paul did a number of things at id that “could be grounds for dismissal,” but also pointed out he was “damn good at his job.” One key controversy that stuck happened when a female clan of Quake gamers ran a contest asking for new character skins. The group were called the Crackwhore Clan, so Steed saw it as an opportunity to create a Crackwhore skin for Quake II.Steed will clearly be missed by the games industry and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.More at The Jace Hall Show and Wikipedialast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Members of the HACCI Young Professionals Network (HYPN) have the opportunity to take part in an exciting mentoring program. Open to all HYPN premium members, successful applicants will have the chance to work alongside and learn from one of HACCI’s many successful professionals, gaining invaluable experience and insight.Running for six months in total, the program will commence on 9 March and conclude by 14 September, 2016.Registrations are currently still open and can be submitted online, with the matching of mentors and mentees expected to be finalised by the end of February. To register, expressions of interest forms must be submitted in full by the end of January. The sooner you register, the more likely you will be paired with a mentor of your preference. Please email forms to info@hacci.com.aulast_img read more

first_imgIt’s every bit as weird as it is awesome. Even more awesome is the fact that you can replicate this freakish experiment in the comfort of your own home if you really wanted to. All you need is an extra $1,000 or so to spend on an Optimus Maximus — though with some tinkering you might be able to make it work on the much cheaper and not nearly as hard-to-find Optimus Popularis.Or, heck, just go dig through your closet and see if you can find something in there that Doom hasn’t been hacked onto yet. There must be something in there… right? You’ve seen Doom played on an old bank machine. You’ve seen it on a smartwatch, an inkjet printer, the Macbook Touch Bar, and even a freakin’ oscilloscope. Now you can add “single keyboard key” to the list.Yes, a single keyboard key. For real. Not just any keyboard, obviously. This is an Optimus Maximus, the absurdly over-the-top keyboard with individual OLED displays on every key. A glorious, full-color, 48 x 48-pixel display. It’s also running Doom 2 and not the original.Now before you get too excited: no, the game isn’t actually being played on the keyboard itself. That would be a whole new kind of crazy.What’s going here, apparently, is that individual screenshots are being continuously snapped and applied to the Maximus’ key. That’s why the frame rate is so slow in the video. It’s not that the computer running it is having a really hard time handling Doom 2. Stay on targetcenter_img ‘Final Fantasy XIV’ and ‘Masters of Doom’ Are Yo…Bethesda Has ‘Doom Eternal’ and Some Other E3 2019 Games We Guess last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – ALIV remains committed to continued education and training of its staff and as a result sent its ALIV Business Analyst, Corrie Seymour to a Finance Model Professional Certification by the New York Institute of Finance.   The Financial Modeling Professional Certificate is an internationally recognized credential for advanced Microsoft Excel, financial analysis and financial modeling skills.   The course provides hands-on training to build real-world models and analytics with examples from today’s top firms.The curriculum included the application of financial modeling best practices, the construction of meaningful sensitivity analysis and the incorporation of projection scenarios in a model among numerous other functions.   In addition to daily excel exercises, there were sample models as well as reading recommendations with meaningful discussions with other professionals from diverse backgrounds.“I was very grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to represent Aliv and successfully complete this certification,” Ms. Seymour said.   “The knowledge I have received will provide a more intuitive and meaningful perspective within Aliv that will prove to be beneficial for strategic planning and critical business decision making.   I believe education is key to ensuring the success within the company, and I am happy to be a part of a company that is committed to the advancement of their employees”.“ALIV is committed to the continued advancement of its employees.   While we have sourced the best Bahamian talent, we want them to continue to grow in their field which will help to grow the company long term.   Any advancement opportunities that arise which we can have our staff participate in will always be welcomed and taken advantage of.   No doubt with continued education and training, staff will continue being the great company that it already is,” Chief ALIV Officer, Damian Blackburn, said.Ms. Seymour was among 10 participants from nine different countries including Nigeria, England and Brazil. The course encouraged leadership, collaboration and innovation among all students and has been taught to many business professionals from top financial institutions around the world.Press Release: ALIVPhoto caption: Corrie Seymour, ALIV Business Analyst Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgAuthorities Sunday night were looking for a hit-and-run driver whose vehicle knocked down a telephone pole in the 9900 block of Northwest 11th Avenue in the West Hazel Dell neighborhood.The accident happened at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Chad Rothenberger. He said it is believed the car was an Audi or a Volkswagen based on bits of plastic found at the scene.“We don’t have any suspects yet,” Rothenberger said Sunday.Lillianne Barrett, who lives at 9916 N.W. 11th Ave., sent an email to The Columbian saying, in part, “Huge skid marks. Total mess. Car parts.”last_img read more

first_imgSamsung offers its workforce group income protection (GIP) and life insurance in line with its paternalistic corporate culture.Jo Bean, head of reward, UK and Ireland at Samsung, says: “We’re quite a paternalistic [employer], so we’ve always offered [GIP] as a core benefit. I particularly like the fact that our [policy] covers staff up to the age of 65 rather than just for a short-term period.”The cost benefits of the organisation’s group risk benefits are less of a concern for Bean. “[Return on investment is] very difficult to measure because we don’t have access to any [take-up] data because it’s completely confidential. And I wouldn’t want to know who’s using [the policy].“It’s more about the fact we offer it to everybody and that they have access to it,” adds Bean. “The fact that [it is] there and we know referrals are being made is enough for me.”The organisation works hard to ensure that employees know that the group risk benefits exist, so they are able to get help when they need it most.A comprehensive communications campaign promoting the benefits includes posters on the organisation’s office toilet doors, advertising on its on-site television screens and intranet site, as well as on-site events hosted by Canada Life and Best Doctors.Samsung appointed Canada Life to provide its group risk benefits following an internal group risk market review in 2014. The organisation particularly values the add-on benefits, such as the employee assistance programme (EAP) and Best Doctors referral scheme, that form part of its GIP policy.GIP is offered to all 1,400 UK staff and their family and friends, with EAP access extended to the employer’s 150-strong temporary workforce.last_img read more

first_imgAn aerial photo taken Tuesday of the Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 Fire about 5 miles northeast of Healy. (Teo Fusco/Alaska Division of Forestry)State Forestry firefighters are working to contain a fast-growing wildfire near Healy that was ignited by two smoldering fires burning in coal deposits at the surface that merged together. Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry says the fire was spotted yesterday, when it had burned only about five acres.Listen now“Then last night, winds picked up down in that neck o’ the woods, and the fire got very active and grew to 600 to 1,000 acres at around 9, 10 o’clock at night,” Mowry said.Mowry says the Louise Creek Coal Seam 2018 fire is now estimated at 1,800 acres. He says it’s burning in an area east of the Nenana River that had already burned over several years ago. At that time, crews brought in bulldozers that cut a fireline – or in this case a dozer line – around the area. But he says vegetation has regrown in the area, providing fuel for the wildfire.“That dozer line is somewhat overgrown,” Mowry said. “So what we’re doing today is we’re getting some dozers down there on the scene and we’re going to rework that dozer line to make sure that fire stays east of that dozer line.”Mowry says Forestry brought in personnel and equipment last night when winds whipped up the fire. He says more is now on the way today.“We’ve got one crew on site, the UAF Type 2 crew, and a Type 2 initial attack crew, the Gannet Glacier crew, coming up from Palmer to tie-in with them. And then we also have multiple aircraft – two water-scooping aircraft and a helicopter equipped with a bucket that’ll be dropping water along that dozer line,” Mowry said.Mowry says there’s no estimate yet on how much of the fire is contained and when it will be contained. He says there aren’t any homes or other developed property near the fire. So he says Forestry plans to keep the fire contained within the dozer line and let it burn out.“We typically don’t go in and take action on these fires on the ground, because it’s dangerous,” Mowry said. “So typically it’s more monitoring from the air and taking action from the air and doing things like burnout operations along an existing firebreak.”Mowry says coal-seam fires are fairly common in that area, where Usibelli Coal Mine operates. He says the fires present a hazard to firefighters, because they could be killed if they fall into a burning or smoldering coal-seam. And he says the smoke can be hazardous.last_img read more

first_imgSwelling ranks of jehadi fighters in MaldivesThe recent macabre bombing in Sri Lanka has heightened the terror threat for India. India’s deep state has been watching with alarm the swelling ranks of jehadi fighters in Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh that aim to destabilise India. The vast network of terror organisations operating in the region nurse the hope of establishing a Caliphate in the arc stretching from the Middle East to South East Asia.Their biggest obstacle is the Indian state that has responded with alacrity to any possible terror threat in recent years. This is manifest in the fact that India passed on clear warnings to Sri Lanka days before the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people.Indian authorities said in 2016 that nearly two dozen radicalised Indian youth had moved to Afghanistan to be part of the Isis wing that focused on spreading its tentacles in a region comprising southern Indian  states, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This new affiliate was known as the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-KP). This unit was initially headed by Pakistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) operatives.In Bangladesh, the current government of Sheikh Hasina is arguably acting in India’s security interests, as she continues to bust terror networks with an iron hand. The fact that Hasina has been able to keep Begum Khaleda Zia, who is closer to Pakistan and China, away from power in Dhaka has been a boon for India.However, Maldives remained a problem for India for more many years, with Yameen taking the country closer to China and undermining India’s traditional influence. In 2017 Maldives became only the second country after Pakistan to sign a free trade agreement with China. Beijing also funnelled funds into Maldives, taking up maritime and infrastructure projects worth billions.Watershed momentWith India’s influence in the archipelago diminishing, the potential terror threat from the pro-Isis cells operating out of Maldives grew. But the watershed moment was the overthrow of the Yameen government with the help of exiled ex-president Mohammad Nasheed, who was ably supported by New Delhi. Supporters of Maldivian joint-opposition presidential candidate Mohamed Solih celebrate in MaldivesreutersIt has been reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first foreign tour in his second term will be to Maldives. The choice of Maldives over high-profile capitals has great symbolic value inasmuch as how Modi shapes up two major foreign policy themes going forward  — India’s security challenges and dealing with the threat from China.Maldives, which lies just 700 km across the Lakshadweep islands, has a unique distinction. Going by the per capita norm, the tiny archipelago nation with a population of 400,000 people was the biggest contributor of foreign fighters to the Islamic State (Isis) terror movement in Iraq and Syria. As many as 450 radicalised Maldivians had travelled to the Daesh hotspots in the Middle East.Scores of these jehadi fighters have since then returned to Maldives, posing security challenges not only to the island nation but neighbouring countries like India. Even before the Isis attracted a wave of fighters from Maldives, the Pak-sponsored Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) had hatched a plan to make Maldives an active link in the chain — alongside Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia — that encircles India. 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first_imgIt was later last month on 19th March, when Norsk Hydro ASA, a Norwegian and one of the world’s largest aluminum producer firm, had to halt its production due to a cyber attack that impacted its operations across Europe and the U.S. Earlier this week, the firm shared a video on YouTube, highlighting how the employees of Magnor Extrusion in Norway (one of the 160 hydro sites affected by the cyber attack) went out of their way to keep the plant up and running during crucial times. “With a tremendous effort of our colleagues at Magnor, the plant has managed to get production up to 100% of normal production, despite operating in normal mode”, states the video. Olav Schulstad, Production Manager at Magnor mentions that people have been very supportive in the firm and volunteered to help without even being asked. Also, Frode Halteigen, an operator at Magnor, mentioned in the video that all the employees including the people on the shop floor sacrificed time with their families and weekends, to be able to get the operations back in shape.                                   Cyber Attack on Hydro Magnor In fact, many employees also took unconventional roles to help out on the shop floor. For instance, Mads Madsstuen is an Area Sales Manager but is helping out with the shop floor in the plant. Post-attack, Norsk Hydro kept providing updates on the attack to inform the public about progress made in securing safe and stable operations across the company. “With a systematic approach our experts are step by step restoring business-critical IT based functions to ensure stable production, serve our customers and limit financial impact, while always safeguarding our employee’s safety,” said Eivind Kallevik, CFO, Norsk Hydro in an update posted on March 21st. As per the update, the root cause of the problems had been detected, and a cure had been identified. Hydro’s experts have been working since then on bringing the virus infected systems back to a pre-infected state. The firm also called in experts from Microsoft and other IT security partners to help Hydro take all necessary actions in a systematic way to get business back in normal operation. “Hydro has experienced good progress over the weekend and continues to approach normal operations after the cyber attack. Our focus so far has been technical recovery. This week we are moving on to business and operation recovery”, Hydro updated earlier this week. Norsk Hydro lost over $40 million in the week following the cyber attack as it incapacitated most of its operations. It decided to switch the units to manual operations after the company’s IT systems had been attacked and blocked with ransomware, called LockerGoga. LockerGoga is a new and evolving ransomware that could have infected the systems at Norsk via stolen remote desktop credentials, phishing or a nonupdated targeting software reports Chemistry World. Other two US-based chemical companies, namely, Momentive and Hexion, have also suffered cyber attacks due to LockerGoga. The video states that thousands of people at Hydro around the world, are working day and night to fix the operations, showing a “true display of care, courage, and collaboration”. It sheds light on the indefatigable fervor of the Nosk Hydro employees and how the firm has managed to foster a work culture that many companies should aspire to. The video also shows behind-the-scenes of how challenging it becomes for the employees within a company to recuperate with the reality of such extensive cyber attacks in terms of both financial and operational constraints. Read Next Resecurity reports ‘IRIDUIM’ behind Citrix data breach, 200+ government agencies, oil and gas companies, and technology companies also targeted A security researcher reveals his discovery on 800+ Million leaked Emails available online Security researcher exposes malicious GitHub repositories that host more than 300 backdoored appslast_img read more

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians will be launching the sale of his iconic derby hat as part of an upcoming partnership with Just Sports and New Era.Arians and Just Sports, located in the Chandler Fashion Center, will hold a kick-off sale of their 2016 B.A. New Era derby hats on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.Proceeds from sales of the new hats will support the Arians Family Foundation, which strives to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. Arians will be available to sign the first 50 hats purchased. Top Stories (AP Photo/Matt York, File) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arians has worked with the NFL to allow him to wear his hat during games to support his charitable cause.Last season, Arians got to wear his hat during a game against the Minnesota Vikings as part of his $150,000 contribution to Voices for CASA Children. This year, he got to benefit his foundation by wearing the hat during a Monday Night Football game; he later auctioned it off for $2,829. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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