Ontario’s premier is criticizing the federal government over cannabis a day before recreational pot becomes legal, saying police aren’t equipped to reliably screen for drug-impaired driving.Doug Ford said Health Canada has only approved one device to conduct roadside tests for cannabis and it may not give accurate results in the cold.In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ford said the federal government must give officers the tools they need to identify drug-impaired drivers.During a separate speech to the Ontario Provincial Police Association, Ford went further, saying the federal Liberals passed a law to legalize recreational cannabis and left the provinces to clean up “the mess.”“It was three years ago Justin Trudeau campaigned on legalizing cannabis. Three years later, the federal government still cannot give our police a single reliable piece of equipment to test for drug-impaired driving,” the premier said in his speech on Tuesday.“This is deeply concerning. And make no mistake, by rushing legal cannabis out of the door before ensuring police have the tools they need, the Trudeau Liberals are putting people at risk.”Trudeau, meanwhile, said legalization was necessary to protecting communities.“The current situation, the current prohibition on marijuana has not worked to protect our kids and to keep profits out of the pockets of organized crime,” he said.“By controlling it, by legalizing it, we’re going to make it more difficult for young people to access and we’re going to ensure that criminal organizations and street gangs don’t make millions, billions of dollars of profit every year.”Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has defended the approval of the Drager DrugTest 5000 roadside device that tests saliva for the presence of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The Canadian Society of Forensic Science examined the machine and the public had an opportunity to give feedback, she said.She has also noted that it’s not the only tool available to law enforcement officers — they can also use standard field sobriety tests — and has said additional testing devices could be approved in the future.Meanwhile, the head of the country’s police chiefs has said forces across Canada are fully prepared for marijuana legalization.Vancouver Chief Const. Adam Palmer, president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said Monday that officers have been policing drug-impaired drivers and illicit grow-ops for years.He said there are 13,000 officers trained in standard field sobriety testing in Canada and that number is expected to rise to 20,000 in the next several years. In addition, there are 833 certified drug recognition experts and 500 more are expected to be trained in the coming years.“I’m here to tell Canadians that the police are ready,” he said.
APTN National NewsThe hobbled Missing Women Inquiry continues in Vancouver.On the stand this week are families of the victims and of those still missing.APTN National News reporter Tina House was there and has this report.
Angel MooreAPTN National NewsMi’kmaq grandmothers and grassroots people have given notice to evict Alton Gas from their territory.Monday, on the eve of a court hearing spurred by the natural gas company’s application for an injunction, the Treaty Beneficiary Association of the Mi’kmaw People held a press conference in Halifax.Mi’kmaq grandmothers Doreen Bernard, Elizabeth Marshall, and Mi’kmaq water protector and treaty scholar Michelle Paul explained why Alton Gas isn’t welcome in unceded Mi’kmaq territory.“Mi’kmaq rights holders have never given permission for Alton Gas to operate in their territory and have voiced opposition to the project for many years, even occupying land at a ceremonial Treaty Camp and Truckhouse adjacent to the proposed brine discharge site,” Paul said Monday.Paul also said Alton Gas would release approximately 10,000 cubic meters of salt brine into the river every day, and that “the work this company proposes will further damage the ecological balance of the Sipekne’katik River, threatening species that have lived alongside us for thousands of years.”Marshall said the eviction notice has been sent to Alton Gas, but they have not received a response.The notice states: “The eviction of Alton Gas is non-negotiable. The disturbance and intended harm to our Sipekne’katik River has cost enough time from the lives of our people, and it must not cost our next generations.”The company is proposing to store natural gas in underground caverns along the Sipekne’katik river. Alton Gas plans to hollow out the caverns with salt brine, which it then plans to discharge into the river.The protectors say the project would destroy the river’s fish and ecosystem.Alton Gas stated in an email that they are in compliance with all federal, provincial and local requirements and the project will not harm the fish or the habitat. They say they will continuously monitor the salinity levels in the river.But water protectors are not convinced.They have resisted the project since 2014 and have remained at the site since 2016.Alton Gas filed an injunction to remove those who continue to block access to the site. The company said they need to bring in heavy equipment to conduct maintenance and repairs to existing infrastructure; the electrical equipment was recently damaged by flooding.The grandmothers and protectors say they will continue to protect the river for the next seven generations.“Alton gas needs to google our history in upholding our treaty and our title,” said Marshall.“They’ll find out that every single time that we have entered battle, with the oppressor—every single time, one hundred percent—we have won.”The women say they are prepared to protect the river, regardless of the court’s decision regarding Alton Gas’s application for an email@example.com@angelharksen
Horgan’s election last year changed that. His minority government exists at the pleasure of the Green party, and on condition of his continued opposition to the project. Trudeau made it clear Sunday that Horgan and his government are the ones wholly responsible forthe impasse.“I don’t think we would be in this situation if the British Columbia government hadn’t continued to emphasize its opposition to the project,” Trudeau said. “That is why we are at this point right now.”The federal government can and will do more on the pipeline’s potential environmental impact, he added. But he also accused Horgan of ramping up his rhetoric about environmental uncertainty and gaps in the federal oceans protection plan, without providing details.“Unfortunately, over the course of almost a year, they have not specifically put forward proposals on how they would like to see us improve the oceans protection plan,” said Trudeau. “It’s something we very much are open to doing.” Horgan blamed the lack of specifics on the dispute itself.“We have been working at the official level for some time laying out concerns, and I was encouraged that today’s meeting will allow us to get back on track in that respect,” he said.A lack of scientific clarity on how diluted bitumen behaves in water, and a lack of political clarity over who is responsible to pay in the event of such a spill, are two of his chief concerns, Horgan added.Indeed, knowledge is limited when it comes to how diluted bitumen, known colloquially as dilbit, interacts with water, and how best to contain and clean it up. Dilbit spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River from an Enbridge pipeline in 2010 cost billions to clean up,with parts of the river closed for years afterwards.Notley, meanwhile, said she felt “a lot better” following the meeting and that once Morneau’s talks with Kinder Morgan were complete, the project would proceed.“I’m quite confident that should these discussions end successfully, that the pipeline will be built, and that is good because the pipeline is in the national interest,” she said.Before Sunday’s duelling news conferences were even complete, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was front and centre, accusing Trudeau of sitting on his hands for too long and frittering away investor confidence in Canada as a whole.“His damaging policies … have only led to more uncertainty and instability in Canada’s resource sector,” Scheer said, describing an energy sector that is now convinced that “Justin Trudeau does not want their business in Canada.”Alberta’s Opposition leader, Jason Kenney, also said Sunday’s meeting didn’t bring the pipeline any closer to construction. He said government investment in the project would do nothing to solve B.C.’s continuing opposition.Kenney repeated his calls for the prime minister to penalize B.C. by withholding federal dollars for infrastructure and jobs training. He noted Trudeau’s father would not have stood for what the Horgan government is doing, despite his reputation as an oilsandsopponent.“I believe that (former) prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who was no great friend of Alberta’s energy industry, would not have tolerated the … lawlessness and violation of the Constitution that we are seeing right now,” the United Conservative Party leader toldreporters Sunday.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting taxpayer money where his government’s mouth is, promising to deploy both financial and legislative tools to ensure the disputed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia is able to proceed.At the same time, however, Trudeau, speaking after a rare Sunday meeting with the warring premiers from both provinces, concedes“We must recognize that they remain at an impasse, which only the government of Canada has the capacity and the authority to resolve,” he said. As such, Trudeau said he has instructed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to sit down with Kinder Morgan to find a financial solution that will soothe their investors. He also promised legislation that would reaffirm Ottawa’s authority to press ahead with a development deemed to be in Canada’s national interest.He said the negotiations with Kinder Morgan wouldn’t play out in public, and he would not elaborate on exactly what the legislation will say.Kinder Morgan, for its part, would not say Sunday whether it felt mollified by the day’s events.“Our objectives are to obtain certainty with respect to the ability to construct through B.C. and for the protection of our shareholders in order to build the Trans Mountain ExpansionProject,” the company said in a statement.“We do not intend to issue updates or further disclosures on the status of consultations until we’ve reached a sufficiently definitive agreement on or before May 31 that satisfies our objectives.”Trudeau said the pipeline was approved by his government in 2016 after a rejigged environmental assessment and Indigenous consultation process, and only in concert with the Liberals’ climate change and oceans protection plan. Approval came in consultationwith the previous B.C. Liberal government, which gave its consent to the project after its own conditions were met.
“In many instances, young people are the driving force behind innovation in the development and use of new technologies,” Mr. Ban said in a message on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which is being observed under the theme Connect the Young. “But the digital chasm leaves others out of this picture, and unable to capitalize fully on the benefits of globalization,” he said. “Young people everywhere must have equal opportunities to rise out of poverty and illiteracy, and to realize their full potential,” he added. Pointing out that the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been helping the world to communicate from the advent of the telegraph to the present, he said the entire UN system, following the World summit on the Information Society, is now committed to strongly linking ICT with development. “So let us promote visionary public policies, innovative business models and creative technological solutions that will empower young people and engage them in the global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals,” Mr. Ban urged, referring to the internationally agreed targets for reducing poverty and other world ills by 2015. The ITU observed the occasion by launching a campaign, along with the Government of Qatar, to provide hundreds of scholarships for digital study, as well as the announcement, by its Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, of initiatives to curb cyber crime and connect Africa. At a ceremony at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Mr. Touré also presented The World Information Society Awards for 2007 to Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic, for “her outstanding personal contribution towards building an inclusive and equitable global information society.” In addition, Mark I. Krivocheev, chief scientist of the Radio Research Institute in Moscow, received the honour for developing television systems, and the Mozilla Corporation of the United States was praised for developing “world-class Internet technologies and applications.” Also marking the International Day today, 16 UN information centres (UNICs) that provide communication services to 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa today launched new websites in an effort to bring the work of the UN closer to local constituencies. In addition to news generated by UN Headquarters, the UN Country Teams and the UNICs themselves, the websites will host translations into more than 20 national languages of key UN documents, as well as providing a variety of links to UN system websites and programmes, according to UNIC Pretoria, which is responsible for ongoing maintenance and updating of the sites. The websites will be based at the UNICs in Ghana, Madagascar, Eritrea, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Senegal, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Togo, Zambia, Lesotho, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Namibia and Cameroon. For its part, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) used the International Day to highlight its efforts to extend its electronic financial network throughout the world by developing regional exchanges, especially in Africa, Asia and Arab countries, with Latin America also targeted. “Millions of people need reliable electronic money transfer services,” Edouard Dayan, Director-General of the UPU, said. “The postal network offers an ideal means of bringing these services within the reach of populations and our project offers a concrete solution to the challenges associated with migrants’ international money transfers, and with poverty reduction,” he added. 17 May 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged policymakers and industry leaders to work together with young people to give more of them access to information and communications technology (ICT).
UN agency welcomes Mexicos new refugee law
28 January 2011The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed the entry into force of a new law in Mexico on the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers that now gives the country a legal framework that complies with international standards in this area. The law, which was formally signed by President Felipe Calderón on Wednesday, was drafted in 2009 by the Mexican Refugee Commission with technical support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Mexico signed the 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol in 2000 and has a history of protecting asylum-seekers and refugees, according to the agency.However, until now, the country lacked a specific legal framework as previous laws did not comply with international standards, it added.The new “Law on Refugees and Complementary Protection” incorporates Mexico’s good practices on refugees, such as permission to work, access to health services including health insurance, access to education and revalidation of studies.It includes definitions of a refugee as per the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees as well the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees adopted in 1984. It also considers gender as grounds for persecution.Mexico will grant complementary protection for people not considered as refugees but whose life has been threatened or could be at risk of torture, ill treatment, or other forms of cruel inhuman treatment.“This law conforms to international law and standards, as it includes the principle of non-refoulement (no forced returns), non-discrimination, and no penalty for irregular entry, the family unity principle, the best interests of the child, and confidentiality, among others,” UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic told reporters in Geneva. Mexico continues receiving refugees from Latin American countries (mainly from Colombia, Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala) but also extra-regional refugees (from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, and Myanmar, among others).
by News Staff Posted Apr 2, 2013 9:53 am MDT Subaru recalls thousands of Legacy, Outback vehicles to fix rusty brake lines DETROIT – Subaru is recalling about 200,000 Legacy and Outback all-wheel-drive vehicles in the United States and Canada because the brake lines can rust and leak fluid.The recall affects cars from the 2005 through 2009 model years sold in Canada as well as 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.“This is purely precautionary,” Subaru Canada spokesman Joe Felstein said of the 25,732 vehicles subject to the recall in Canada. “We’ve not had one complaint or incident at all.”Subaru says in documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that salty water can cause the brake lines to rust and leak. If fluid leaks, it could take longer for drivers to stop the cars, increasing the risk of a crash.The problem was discovered in internal testing and no related crashes or injuries have been reported, Subaru spokesman Michael McHale said in an email.Subaru is recalling the cars as a precaution. Owners of the cars should take them to a Subaru dealer for inspection, he said.The cars were made between December of 2003 and April of 2009. In addition to Canada, they were sold or are registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, according to the documents.Subaru says it is still totalling the number of vehicles affected by checking state vehicle registrations. The company sold more than 400,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles during the affected years, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank. But McHale said Subaru estimates that 200,000 are covered by the recall.Subaru dealers will check the cars for leaks. If leaks are found, the brake lines will be replaced. If there are none, mechanics will apply an anti-corrosion wax. All the work will be done at no cost to owners.McHale said there are front and rear brake lines, and both would have to have severe corrosion for there to be a problem. “What you’d notice is a decrease in pressure and an increase in stopping distances,” he said.-With files from The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Sources1. SMMT data (1987-2015)2. Department for Transport statistics3. ACEA – 2015 January-February figuresClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK van and truck registrations reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2015, new SMMT figures show.108,456 commercial vehicles registered in Q1, the best quarter on record.1Thriving sector showcased at 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show this week.Monday 13 April, 2015 The success of the UK’s booming commercial vehicle sector will be celebrated at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show, as the latest SMMT figures reveal a record high for van and truck registrations.108,456 vans and trucks were registered between January and March 2015 – the best quarter on record – as businesses return to the market in their droves. The latest registration figures come as a huge boost to the sector, which is a bellwether for the UK economy, and which suffered badly during the recession. In 2009, just 221,132 CVs were registered – down from 388,488 in 2007. The past 12 months have seen 384,120 registrations, and demand is expected to remain strong in the months ahead.The recent surge in registrations reflects an upturn in UK economic confidence. With GDP growing, consumers are spending more on goods and services, and businesses are increasingly ready and able to invest in vehicles to deliver them. Some CV operators are returning to the market having held off new purchases during the recession years while attractive finance offerings from manufacturers are also making it easier to invest in the latest, safest and low emission vehicles.This new-found confidence will be in evidence at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham’s NEC this week. The UK’s biggest exhibition of vans and trucks, and Europe’s leading international CV show in 2015, will showcase the newest vehicles on the market, fitted with latest high-tech safety and low emissions systems.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Commercial vehicles are crucial to the functioning of Britain’s economy and these latest figures paint a very encouraging picture. As business confidence grows, demand for the latest vans and trucks is now back to pre-recession levels – outpacing the rest of Europe. This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show promises to mirror this success, with a huge range of new products on show.”Commercial vehicles play a crucial role in the British economy and in supporting our everyday lives. There are currently some 4.4 million vans and trucks on British roads, delivering 81% of all goods and shifting almost 3,000 tonnes of goods every minute. In 2014 alone, these vehicles covered 61 billion miles in the UK.219,000 visitors are expected to visit the Commercial Vehicle show, which will feature exhibits from 450 companies covering the breadth of the industry. Epitomising the renewed confidence across the sector, a range of new products is set to be unveiled at the show, including brand-new vehicles from Citroen, Dacia, Fiat, Mercedes-Benz and Peugeot.Demand for vans is particularly strong as home deliveries continue to grow in popularity: 97,775 vans have been registered in the past three months – 22.3% up on the same period last year – and annual registrations are now nearing an all-time high.The UK is also leading the way in Europe. It is the third-biggest market for vans and trucks, and surpassed its two larger rivals, Germany (+3.4%) and France (-8.1%), for growth in the first two months of the year.3The strong uptake of the latest commercial vehicles is also positive news for emissions and urban air quality. Since the beginning of 2014, all new trucks have been required to meet the latest European emissions standard known as Euro-6. These vehicles feature filters to capture 99% of particulates and exhaust after treatment systems which drastically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. From September this year, all new vans will also have to adhere to the tough Euro-6 standard for light duty vehicles.
Taco Bell tried the whole aggressive approach, after being sued for falsely claiming that its beef is, well, not actually beef. The fast food chain bought full pages in some of the country’s biggest papers, for a letter from the company’s president carrying the headline “Thank You For Suing Us.”The company’s new approach is a lot more gentle–bribe people into liking it. Literally. The first 10 million people who like the chain on Facebook will get a free taco. Easy enough. The hard part, no doubt, will be leaving the restaurant with just the free taco–not to mention the next morning when you wake up in your car surrounded by Chalupa wrappers.AdChoices广告
River Plate doesnt want to play at the Bernabeu
Argentine club River Plate, issued a statement in which they explained the reason they are refusing to play at the Bernabeu.As we have been talking about for the past week, the Boca Juniors vs River Plate Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabeu will be difficult to play for many reasons.Each of both clubs has already rejected the announcement from Conmebol, but each of them has a very different reason to not want to play it in the city of Madrid.Boca Juniors still feels like they already are the worthy champions of the tournament, based on the decision that Conmebol made to give River three points in a match with exactly the same circumstances but reversed three years ago at La Bombonera Stadium.Back then, many River Plate players were also assaulted by Boca Juniors fans with tear gas and the victory was instantly given to them.Now that the same thing happened to the Boca players, they are within their right to only request for the very same verdict but Conmebol has already rejected it because they want the final to be played.The ‘Bosteros’ have already appealed the decision and are still rejecting to even travel to Madrid, but River Plate has a very different reason for not playing that they explained through a statement this Saturday.Comunicado de prensa 👇 https://t.co/0jyXd7WoZd— River Plate (@CARPoficial) December 1, 2018After the decision was announced by Conmebol at the start of the week, River Plate had to wait a few days in order to respond in the best possible manner and they really took their time to do so.They finally issued their statement that was shared in all their social media accounts and on River Plate’s official website.“Over 66 thousand fans attended the stadium and patiently waited for over eight consecutive hours last Saturday, all those fans attended the stadium on the very next day with the hope of watching the final,” read the statement.“Conmebol is denying the chance to watch this historic final with no apparent reason, in virtue of the evidently massive cost difference and the long distance of the selected venue for this event.”Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“This decision is completely incomprehensible, nobody can understand why the most important Argentinean football derby cannot be played normally in the very same country where the g-20 summit is taking place this weekend.”“Argentine football alongside the Argentinean Football Association (AFA, cannot and will not allow that a handful of violent individuals prevent the Superclasico from being celebrated in our country,” they added.@CARPoficial presentó la apelación al fallo de @CONMEBOL y reclama la localía, además que objeta la sanción que le impusieron de la suspensión de dos partidos, la económica, y reclaman por las pocas entradas que destinadas a sus socios para la final en el #Bernabeu. pic.twitter.com/7GO8pkiCn3— Veronica Brunati 💚 (@verobrunati) December 1, 2018In the same statement, River Plate accepts responsibility for the failing conditions within the safety measures that were deployed to protect the Boca Juniors players last Saturday when the match should’ve taken place.The vast majority of people in Argentina wholeheartedly agree with this notion and they will not accept to make the trip to Madrid, this situation will get stretched until the very last moment.But according to both FIFA and Conmebol, Argentina as a country has already missed a great opportunity and the decision is still standing as you are reading this article.However, we can expect more statements from all the parties involved and possible hope for a new verdict before Monday when the tickets for the final will start getting sold both online and outside the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.It has already been established that 60,000 out of the 85,000 seats in the stadium will be split in half for both squads, with only 10,000 for people who will travel from Argentina from both clubs and the other 50,000 for Argentinean people who live in Spain but support both squads.Los fanáticos de @CARPOFicial reclaman en Núñez que la #Finalísima no se juegue en el Santiago Bernabéu. Para ellos, #LaFinalEsEnElMonumental. pic.twitter.com/jjTYuALymn— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) December 1, 2018Do you think Conmebol will listen to Boca Juniors and River Plate’s demands? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
19 photos from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly show Earth’s ‘Infinite Wonder’ Tags NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. 0 An illustration of the star at the start of its outburst, when the disc of matter surrounding the star heats and material begins to fall into the star. Caltech/T. Pyle (IPAC) Astronomers have been treated to a rare sighting of a star undergoing a massive growth spurt, when the star brightens as matter falls in on it, in a phenomenon known as an “outburst.” According to scientists, this kind of event has only been observed a dozen times, and it’s the first time scientists have seen it in both optical and infrared light. According to NASA, an outburst occurs when a disc of matter that was swirling around the star fell in to its surface, causing the star to appear roughly 100 times brighter.The star, known as Gaia 17bpi, was first discovered by the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite, and that same satellite detected the change in the star’s visible brightness indicating the outburst. At the same time, NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) satellite also detected a change in infrared light. While it’s believed that all stars go through these kinds of outbursts during their lifetime, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) say it’s incredibly rare to catch the star in the act, usually because the outburst is hidden behind clouds of dust.”These… events are extremely important in our current understanding of the process of star formation but have remained almost mythical because they have been so difficult to observe,” said Lynne Hillenbrand, professor of astronomy at Caltech and lead author of a report on the discovery. “This is actually the first time we’ve ever seen one of these events as it happens in both optical and infrared light, and these data have let us map the movement of material through the disk and onto the star.” Share your voice Sci-Tech 19 Photos Post a comment NASA Space
Death threat wont stop me PM Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said she never tried to retreat from doing welfare of the country and its people even after repeated death threats to her life.”I’ve to move with the pain of losing close relatives. The path is not easy. I know I may have to face death again …I never tried to step back,” she said.The prime minister was inaugurating 23 bridges on Joydebpur-Chandra-Tangail-Elenga road (N-4) under South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) and Fatehpur railway overpass in Feni on Dhaka-Chattagram highway through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban.She said although Bangladesh earned the independence under the leadership of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the defeated forces never sat idle. “When they saw that Bangladesh was advancing economically, they made the strike on 15 August 1975 with their all strength.”Sheikh Hasina, the eldest child of the father of the nation, said they did not kill only the country’s president, but also ruined a family completely. “Ten-year-old Russel had not also been spared. Their motive was to make sure no one of that bloodline comes (leadership) and that country’s people do not turn around again surrounding him,” she said.The prime minister mentioned that she herself and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana escaped the massacre as they were outside the country during the brutal killing.The prime minister said after passing six years in exile, she returned home in 1981 and since then, she has a single aim which is to uplift the nation for which her father had sacrificed his life. “I’ve to change people’s fate anyhow so that they can live in peace, happiness and economic solvency.”She also said people’s fate saw no change after 15 August 1975. “Only the fate of some handful people who were in power illegally was changed. General people were oppressed and deprived of all facilities.”Sheikh Hasina said the government is taking necessary steps for the development of the country and its people. “And I’m getting cooperation from all.”Talking about the bridges and the overpass which were opened today, she said these will enhance the regional connectivity of the country which will ultimately help Bangladesh open a new door for the socioeconomic development.She also mentioned that the highways the government is constructing have two types of carriageways — one for local people and the other for speedy vehicles. “We’re constructing the highways in this way to reduce road accidents and to ensure that local people continue their communication without any problem,” she said.Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader and chief of army staff General Aziz Ahmed also spoke at the programme.
“It’s an audience every cable television network would love to have,” Teitel said, adding that HQ Trivia had more than 1 million players on Christmas Day last week. For what it’s worth, HQ Trivia made Apple’s chart of top free games for 2018, coming in at No. 16.HQ Trivia went through an “initial mania,” Teitel acknowledged, but he said that helped it build a base of recurring users that the company has been able to successfully monetize through advertising and in-app purchases (for “extra lives” when users get an answer wrong).Teitel claimed HQ Trivia is now profitable “on a per-show basis,” although the company overall continues to operate in the red. “The cost to produce HQ Trivia is a lot less than standard television,” he said. “It’s on a green screen — it’s just a host on camera.”For the Jan. 8 GM-sponsored game, featuring popular host Scott Rogowksy, HQ Trivia also will give out a prize pool of $50,000 in cash for the other winners to split in addition to the Chevy Silverado (also worth about $50,000). HQ Trivia will run Chevy commercial spots in the app throughout the month of January under the sponsorship deal.HQ Trivia also has a major ad deal with Fox, which has used the app to promote its new singing competition, “The Masked Singer,” leading up to its Jan. 2 premiere. Other companies HQ Trivia has sold sponsorships to include Warner Bros. — which last year paid $3 million to promote three movies — as well as NBC, Universal Pictures, Google, Nike, Target, JPMorgan Chase, and MillerCoors.Launched in August 2017, HQ Trivia has spawned numerous copycat competitors with the promise of letting users win real money, including Facebook Watch’s Confetti.HQ Trivia hosts games weekdays at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET and on the weekends at 9 p.m. ET. To win, players must correctly answer all 12 multiple-choice questions (with a 10-second time limit), which become increasingly difficult as the game progresses. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 HQ Trivia is still amassing live audiences bigger than many cable TV networks for its daily trivia competitions — and the app startup appears to be landing a few TV-size deals.For a special truck-themed game on Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET, HQ Trivia will give away an all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado to one randomly selected winner (out of everyone who answers all questions correctly) under a sponsorship pact with General Motors. The GM deal, which makes Chevy the exclusive auto sponsor for the first quarter of 2019, is worth at least $1 million, according to two sources.All told, HQ Trivia has generated over $10 million in advertising revenue since it began selling sponsorships in the first quarter of 2018, according to Brandon Teitel, senior VP of programming and partnerships.HQ Trivia’s audience has fallen off from the peak of its hype cycle — it routinely drew more than 1 million live viewers daily about a year ago — but the games still pull in a live crowd of around 500,000 or more, depending on the prize or special guests on the show. HQ Trivia’s shows usually have a larger group of concurrent users than live-streams on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Twitch, according to Teitel. Intermedia Labs, HQ Trivia’s parent company, late last month launched its second game: HQ Words, in which players compete to figure out a puzzle a la “Wheel of Fortune” over 10 rounds.That came after the company suffered a shock when co-founder and CEO Colin Kroll was found dead in his New York City apartment on Dec. 16 of an apparent drug overdose. Intermedia is now led by Rus Yusupov, HQ Trivia’s other co-founder, who together with Kroll was one of the founders of now-defunct short-video service Vine.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 9, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals In an era dominated by social media, the telephone can seem a slightly old-fashioned way to communicate. Yet, most of your customers will still value the ability to call you.This isn’t always easy for entrepreneurs managing schedules filled with travel and meetings. Fortunately, cloud phone systems like Google Voice or Aircall are now here to help make things seamless. Below are five tips for startups to make the most of them.Related: Service With a Smile1. Display your phone number on your homepage. Startups sometimes opt for being rather impersonal, especially if you’re providing a software with a low-touch sales model. Providing a phone number on your homepage will make your company more human and boost user confidence.2. Create local phone numbers. It’s easier than ever to localize your website into different languages with companies like TextMaster. But what about your phone number? It now takes just a few seconds to create a number for most countries with services like Aircall, building credibility for your international users.3. Cascade calls to your team members. Startups can’t usually afford to have a dedicated phone support team. This means that the person who is supposed to answer the phone will sometimes be busy doing other things. By adding simple cascading, you can make sure you never miss a call by sending the call to an available colleague.Related: How do I keep in contact with customers without being annoying?4. Keep your client call history. There’s nothing more annoying than having to call several times and re-explain your problem each and every time. By keeping track of the user’s call history and adding notes, you can help your customers avoid this frustration. This is a simple step towards more powerful client relationship management.5. Make your voicemail professional. The first contact your clients have with your company may be via your voicemail. A professional and engaging message will set you in a good stead for your relationship with the client. For example, you can add music and a customized message with Aircall.All these easy-to-implement tips make phone management simple and powerful for startups. Do you have any other advice? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.Related: Hold the Phone! Don’t Outsource Customer Support Just Yet 3 min read
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. February 6, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min read In December last year, Amazon unveiled its vision of grocery shopping called Amazon Go. It involves no lines or registers, just you, an app and a completely automated shopping experience that should appeal to just about everyone. Here at PCMag we have a few reservations, but a test store in Seattle is planned to open this year to prove it can work.Beyond that, Amazon is apparently toying with the idea of opening larger supermarkets. According to the New York Post, a two-story store of between 10,000 and 40,000 square feet is under consideration. Where as the Amazon Go store is for convenience, a supermarket would cater to your entire weekly shop.A store that big would offer 4,000 items for sale. However, unlike a typical supermarket manned by dozens of staff, Amazon’s version requires only three human employees to function and a maximum of 10 employees per shift.Such a small number of staff is made possible due to two of Amazon’s key pieces of technology: automation and robots. As we saw in December, Amazon isn’t interested in customers lining up to pay for their goods. Amazon Go automates that entire experience.The New York Post explains that the few staff required will be split across restocking shelves, signing up customers to Amazon Fresh, manning a drive-thru window for order collection and helping robots bag groceries. I’d imagine the number of staff would vary with how busy the store got at different times of the day and week, but it would still never exceed 10.On the one hand, this sounds great for anyone who hates waiting in line and wants more than a convenience store. On the other, if this proves popular and works faultlessly, it doesn’t bode well for the future of jobs at supermarkets. Where Amazon succeeds others will surely follow. Register Now »
Cancun, Q.R. — Two men were killed Wednesday after a motorcycle collided with a bicycle in a residential area of Cancun.The accident occurred on Avenida Cancún at 8:20 p.m. when a motorcycle collided with a bicycle who suddenly veered into its path. The driver of the motorcycle died on scene while his passenger was transferred to hospital with severe road rash.The man who was riding on the bicycle died a short time later in hospital.According to the preliminary report, the motorcyclist was circulating on Avenida Cancún when the cyclist, who was in the right lane, made an imprudent maneuver to cross into the left lane, which resulted in the two colliding. Due to the speed of both, there was no time to stop.Experts from the State Attorney General’s Office confirmed the death of the motorcyclist at the accident site, while the cyclist was transferred to the hospital where he later died.Paramedics also transferred the passenger of the motorcycle who suffered severe road burns after being dragged for several meters along the street before the motorcycle finally came to a stop.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
(AP Photos) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo CHASE EDMONDS: *scores a second touchdown*DAVID JOHNSON FANTASY OWNERS: pic.twitter.com/bZGD2RRZtt— Buddy Myrrhphy (@tholzerman) December 2, 2018 Usually, Edmonds’ appearances have been met with fury from Cardinals fans, who can’t handle Johnson standing on the sideline. To fantasy football players, it’s meant taking away opportunities from Johnson, as was the case when Edmonds scored red zone touchdowns Sunday in Green Bay.Related LinksCardinals not concerned about Josh Rosen’s low completion percentageNot according to plan: Cardinals’ injury-battered O-line holding up“I’m a fan of football. I understand it,” Edmonds said. “I just use it as motivation man, to one day I can have those fans kind of be on my side. ‘Oh, he’s not stealing David Johnson’s fantasy points. He’s helping the team.’“My mentions were blowing up. I don’t know if you guys have ever seen the GIFs of the one guy who’s like [makes face] … it made me laugh a little bit.” Chase Edmonds just stole another TD from David Johnson. #AZvsGB pic.twitter.com/mkC18KKcBN— Living Room QB (@LivingRoomQB) December 2, 2018 Edmonds vultures David Johnson (twice!) and now Hicks vultures Howard pic.twitter.com/xclf0qfcQJ— Ari (@FFesq) December 2, 2018 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Chase Edmonds is out here vulturing two TDs from David Johnson……… pic.twitter.com/R6Ytwq34Yc— Brett Herskowitz (@bretther) December 2, 2018How Arizona splits Johnson’s and Edmonds’ reps — or uses them in tandem — could be a thing to watch. It could even be more of a necessity with leading receiver Christian Kirk’s season over due to a foot injury.“I really think that’s where the NFL is trending. I think the days — they’re not gone but they’re waving bye-bye with just having a guy who carries the ball 35 times a game,” Edmonds said. Edmonds Chase is Much better than David Johnson! #fantasyfootball #cardinals #davidjohnson pic.twitter.com/0zQLvn9K3d— Joseph Robert (@ffcounselor1) December 2, 2018 3 Comments Share When David Johnson owners see Chase Edmonds stat line #FantasyFootball pic.twitter.com/wMkbxCQMbv— Patrick Dodd (@doddthoughts24) December 2, 2018 David Johnson fantasy owners after that Edmonds TD. pic.twitter.com/o9uGaKASbq— Who Should I Start Polls. (@fantasyfewtbol) December 2, 2018 Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — The four games left for the Arizona Cardinals will be about finding out what the team doesn’t know.General manager Steve Keim will look at development. Head coach Steve Wilks will hope his players form some chemistry playing in his schemes. Players will hopefully gain confidence.As for what the Cardinals do know, there’s something to tinker with in the running back room. There, bell-cow David Johnson has been joined by rookie Chase Edmonds, who is coming off his best game as a pro now and has 232 all-purpose yards. “Having a really good number two helps David more in his flexibility and what he can do,” Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen said.It works vice versa, too. But it would give defenses even more to think about if Edmonds is also able to be deployed as a receiver, something he has done from time to time in limited reps during his rookie year.“It’s something I’m really going to focus on in the offseason even more to really just to be able to show I can line up in slot,” Edmonds said, citing Cohen’s 156 receiving yards this past week.Packages depend on opposing personnel, as Leftwich said. Maybe the Cardinals pull it out more Sunday while hosting the Detroit Lions. Maybe not.So far, the two-back look has received positive reviews from all involved.“We’re already implementing me and him being on the field at the same time,” Johnson said. “It really is pick your poison for the defense and I really like what I’m seeing.”Even if that means Johnson is still on the field, fantasy football owners just might have a hard time accepting it.This is just what Edmonds was facing on social media after scoring two touchdowns against the Packers. The 5-foot-9 rookie out of Fordham scored his first two touchdowns last week in Green Bay, and he’s envisioned his NFL career path going something like that of Chicago Bears back Tarik Cohen.Cohen is smaller, listed at 5-foot-6, and 20 pounds lighter. He’s used much more as a receiver and leads the Bears in that category with 659 yards in his second NFL season, a year after he flashed with 723 yards from scrimmage.Edmonds knows him beyond Fortnite meetings. Cohen is a close-in-age idol who likewise went to an FCS school (North Carolina A&T) and is playing behind a more traditional back in Jordan Howard.In Arizona, Johnson is more of the receiving threat, but having two capable backs gives the Cardinals and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich the option to use both in a variety of ways.“It’s all really who you’re playing, right? How do they respond to that package? We’re not just blindly doing it. They’re two of our better players,” Leftwich said.Edmonds has taken limited snaps as a slot receiver. Johnson certainly could take more, lending more playing time to the rookie while giving Arizona a different look if its crop of young receivers can’t threaten opponents enough. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Chase Edmonds again , sooooo where is Johnson #nflfantasy #fantasyfootball pic.twitter.com/iHaBZn6UOx— Johnray Jones (@JohnrayJ) December 2, 2018 David Johnson fantasy owners seeing Chase Edmonds get rushing touchdowns pic.twitter.com/OaWdGtH9JZ— The Ringer (@ringer) December 2, 2018
Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine, has just added a new Elite Recommends guide, the Top Suites of Ireland, to its popular series of comprehensive, free-download guides on its website (www.elitetraveler.com).From sophisticated urban retreats in Dublin city to immaculate woodland estates and castles to some of the globe’s premier fivestar golf resorts, elite visitors to the Emerald Isle are lucky enough to choose from an enviable spectrum of high-end hotel options, according to the guide’s author Larry Olmsted.Top Suites covered in the guide include: Lady Caroline’s Room at Adare Manor, frequented by Bill Clinton and John Travolta The Presidential Suite at legendary Ashford Castle, the scene of many celebrity weddings The Presidential Suite at Castlematyr in County Cork The regal Presidential Suite at Dromoland Castle; Hillary Clinton and Nelson Mandela have both slept here The Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, Ireland’s latest golf mecca Suite 13 at the Lodge at Doonbeg, another must-stop for high-end duffers The Viceroy Suite at the country-chic K Club The classic Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons in Dublin The city-view Penthouse Suite at the Merrion in Dublin The super-model favored Linda Evangelista Suite at the G in Galway And the hipster-chic Penthouse accommodation at the U2-owned Clarence in Dublinhttp://www.elitetraveler.com/news_detail.html?nid=2480&n=elite-traveler-adds-suites-ireland-online
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FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, June Shannon, better known as Mama June, poses for a portrait in New York. Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama. News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were arrested March 13 at a gas station in Macon County where he was heard threatening her. The reports say that in the course of the investigation authorities found drugs and drug paraphernalia. The 39-year-old Shannon is the mother of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who starred in a reality TV show on TLC. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File) TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Reality television star June “Mama June” Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama.News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were arrested March 13 at a gas station in Macon County where he was heard threatening her.The reports say that in the course of the investigation authorities found drugs and drug paraphernalia.Al.com says the criminal complaint states the two had crack cocaine and a crack pipe.Both are charged with felony drug possession and misdemeanour unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.The 39-year-old Shannon is the mother of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who starred in a reality TV show on TLC. Shannon later starred in her own show documenting her weight loss.The reports did not say whether she had a lawyer.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2019 6:01 am PDT Reality TV star ‘Mama June’ arrested in Alabama AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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