Tour Gives 4H Members Great Career Opportunities

first_img Kevin Grant was a long-time 4-H member and public servant who supported the Nova Scotia program. His legacy lives on through a fund that provides an endowment to the Nova Scotia 4-H Foundation to help with rural youth development. The foundation developed the tour in his honour. Ten 4-H members will network with other 4-H members and visit several farms and businesses in the Annapolis Valley during the sixth annual Kevin Grant Rural Youth Leadership Tour from March 10-12. Each year the provincial program is held during March Break in a different area in Nova Scotia. “4-H is known for giving young people excellent programs that cultivate leadership skills,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “This program helps young Nova Scotians plan for future careers and appreciate the diverse, resource-based businesses in our communities.” The three-day tour will allow the 4-H members to meet community leaders during business, agriculture and industry tours. The visit will give them a broader perspective on career opportunities and help them make confident decisions about where they will choose to live and work. The members, age 14 to 17, are selected through applications and interviews. This year’s participants are: Callie Mac Donald, Grand Mira, Cape Breton Co. Nicole Martin, Canning, Kings Co. Katie Stokes, Berwick, Kings Co. Maria Penman, Pine Grove, Colchester Co. Teresa Verstraten, Amherst, Cumberland Co. Shanay Bent, Bloomfield, Digby Co. Ian Oliver, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis Co. Seth Freeman, Italy Cross, Lunenburg Co. Benn Himmelman, Shelburne, Shelburne Co. Emma Dwyer, Pictou, Pictou Co. last_img read more

No scope for temporary in India PM Modi tells diaspora in France

first_imgAddressing a gathering of Indian diaspora in Paris Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an apparent reference to the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, said that there is no scope for anything ‘temporary’ in India. “There is no scope for temporary in India. You would have seen that a country of 1.25 billion people, the land of Mahatma Gandhi, Gautam Buddha, Ram, Krishna, took 70 years to remove what was temporary,” the Prime Minister said while addressing Indian community at the UNESCO headquarters in the French capital after inaugurating a memorial in honour of the victims of two Air India crashes in France in the 1950s and 1960s. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsWhile speaking at the event, PM Modi stated that the resounding mandate of 2019 Lok Sabha polls was not just for a government, but for building a ‘new India’ that focuses on ease of doing business while ensuring ease of living. Asserting that India is developing rapidly, PM Modi said, “When I come amongst you today, I can say that not only did we embark on that journey, but with the collective efforts of 130 crore Indians, India is moving ahead on the path of development at a rapid pace. This is the reason that once again the countrymen have supported our government by giving a more powerful mandate.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Prime Minister also assured the Indian diaspora that most of the climate change goals which are set for 2030 shall be achieved by India next year and a half. PM Modi also said that in ‘new India’ action is being taken against corruption, nepotism, the loot of people’s money and terrorism. On the issue of triple talaq, on which the central government recently passed a law, PM Modi said, “We did away with the practice of triple talaq; injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in new India.” Speaking on Indo-French relations, PM Modi underlined that both the countries have a looming threat of terrorism surrounding them. “In combating cross-border terrorism, India has received valuable support from France. We have decided to enhance our cooperation in areas like counter-terrorism and security relations,” he said.(Inputs from The Indian Express)last_img read more

NWT premier says south has to stop calling shots on northern development

first_imgOTTAWA – Northwest Territories Premier Robert McLeod says it is offensive and patronizing for southern Canadians to tell northerners they can’t benefit from oil and gas development because it’s time to save the planet.McLeod is in Ottawa this week hoping to start a national debate about the future of the North, a year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at least a five-year ban on new oil and gas development in the Arctic because an oil spill in the region would be “cataclysmic.”McLeod has criticized the decision as one-sided and ill-informed from the start and says, with that one decision, “everything we have built is in jeopardy.”This week, he said southern Canada has benefited for years from resource development that polluted the air and is causing the North significant environmental grief and yet it now wants to tell the territories they can’t develop their own fossil fuels while the South keeps pumping out oil and gas.“The rest of Canada needs to realize we have people that live in the North as well with dreams and aspirations and hope for a better future and we shouldn’t be penalized because of where we live,” he said.“We shouldn’t have to stop our own development so the rest of Canada can feel better.”McLeod said pollution from decades of developing oil and gas reserves in places like Alberta and British Columbia and the ensuing pollution from burning those fuels to drive cars and heat homes, has wreaked havoc on the North. The Bathurst caribou herds in the 1980s had 450,000 animals and latest count has them at less than 20,000, which means almost no hunting happens anymore.Permafrost is melting, affecting roads and buildings and rivers. The Beaufort Sea used to be ice-free for just five weeks a year, said McLeod and now it’s ice-free for more than three times that, causing coastal erosion and more storms. Forest fires are more common and more devastating.McLeod said $2.6 billion in planned investments in offshore exploration disappeared with the onset of Trudeau’s moratorium and yet Canada hasn’t come to the table with any aid to replace that.He said welfare rolls grew in the time since and the population is declining as young people in particular head south to find jobs that don’t exist in the Northwest Territories.Resources and the energy sector account for about 40 per cent of the economy of the Northwest Territories.McLeod said climate change has changed how the North lives and northerners deserve to be able to develop their resources if they can prove it can be done sustainably. Instead Alberta will continue to increase its oil production and the North has to sit it out without even getting a chance to be part of the discussion.“We need jobs. We need work. You want us to leave the North because we can’t work there. You want us to live in a large park. That’s essentially what’s happened.”— follow @mrabson on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version had an incorrect number for the size of the Bathurst caribou herdslast_img read more

ED arrests Heera Gold chairman in `3,000 cr Ponzi scam: Officials

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has arrested three people in connection with a Rs 3,000 crore Ponzi scheme run by Hyderabad-based Heera Islamic Business Group, commonly known as Heera Gold.Group chairman Nowhera Shaikh along with Molly Thomas and Biju Thomas will be under the probe agency’s custody for seven days beginning Wednesday. The company has been accused of running a collective investment scheme, where depositors were asked to invest with the promise of returns as high as 36 percent. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe investigation by the Enforcement Directorate so far has revealed that the company duped more than 1.72 lakh investors across India by collecting over Rs 3,000 crore and promising unrealistic returns through gold trading. In addition to roping in unsuspecting investors in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala, the company also collected deposits from NRIs in Middle-Eastern countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia, the agency said. The ED investigations have further revealed that Shaikh had no business operations that could sustain this investment scheme and that she and her associates had funneled depositors’ money into their personal accounts. The ED has accused Shaikh’s PA, Molly of being in cahoots with her and Biju, MD of Suvan Technologies that had created software for Heera Group of managing all the bank accounts. The agency said Shaikh had opened 24 entities under the Heera Group and subsequently opened 182 bank accounts for these entities across India. In addition, Shaikh is also said to have opened up to 10 bank accounts in UAE and Saudi Arabia. The ED took up the investigation under PMLA after taking cognizance of FIRs registered by Telangana Police in the case.last_img read more

Church of England parishes consider first step to break away over sexuality

first_imgSanlon My overriding concern is to see the mission of the Church of England effectively discharged: the partnerships to do that are not possible between churches which promote ambiguity about teaching on sexualityRev Dr Peter Sanlon Archbishop Welby meets African LGBT campaigners in Canterbury in JanuaryCredit:PA The new alliance will be viewed as a “church within a church” but founders have not ruled out full separation if, for example, the Church of England offers blessing-style services for same-sex unions – a move expected to be considered by bishops in the next few months.Differences over sexuality have already triggered a major rift in the 80 million-strong worldwide Anglican Communion and formal splits in the US and Canada after the ordination of openly gay bishops, which traditionalists say goes against the teaching of the Bible. Congregations from three dioceses – Rochester, Canterbury and Chichester – are to become founder members of the new grouping, which does not yet have a name, but they expect others to join.They claim the Church of England’s leadership is progressively “watering down” centuries-old teaching, not just over the issue of sexuality but many core beliefs including the authority of the Bible. Gene-Robinson He added: “I am not leaving the Church of England – but in order to stay, I need new partnerships and structures to discharge the mission of the Church of England, which is to bring the message of Christ to every postcode in England.“We have set these structures up in a very small embryonic form across three dioceses.“My only problem now is coping with the number of clergy contacting me wanting to know how they can join in.”The Telegraph understands that so far 11 local Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) have scheduled debates on a motion upholding a traditionalist creed-like statement known as the “Jerusalem Statement” and taken part in a new “Anglican synod of churches” committed to upholding it.Of those, five have passed the motion, and six others are due to. Top of their agenda will be discussing founding new “Anglican” congregations in England – with or without the blessing of the Church’s hierarchy.Crucially, they may decide to withhold money from the offering plates in their dioceses, instead channelling funds towards finding their own “missionary” plans.   And they are likely to consider joining forces with an existing network of congregations outside the Church of England with links to a powerful alliance of Anglican bishops overseas, particularly in Africa. It came as the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby spoke of being “constantly consumed with horror” at the Church of England’s treatment of gay and lesbian people.During a session at the Greenbelt Christian festival over the weekend, a gay audience member asked the Archbishop when, if ever, the church would be in a position to bless their civil partnership. He replied “I don’t have a good answer to it,” but admitted the issue kept him awake at night. Leaders of the ‘Gafcon’ network of Anglican primates which has links to English ‘Anglican’ churches outside the CofECredit:The Rev. Canon Andrew K. Gross/Anglican Church in North America gafconcenter_img Dr Sanlon, one of the key organisers of the new ‘synod’Credit:Fiona Hanson The Rev Dr Peter Sanlon, Vicar of St Mark’s Church in Tunbridge Wells, who is hosting this week’s meeting, said: “If senior leaders of the Church of England water down the teaching of the Church of England on key issues like homosexuality, then this synod could easily evolve in to a new Anglican jurisdiction in England.“The Archbishop of Canterbury has signalled that he is aware of the possibility that a significant proportion of the church will not accept a change in the church’s teaching.“This could be the beginning of that playing out.” lgbt A group of parishes is preparing what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church of England over issues such as homosexuality, with the creation of a new “shadow synod” vowing to uphold traditional teaching.Representatives of almost a dozen congregations in the Home Counties are due to gather in a church hall in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, later this week for the first session of what they say could eventually develop into an alternative Anglican church in England.Organisers, drawn from the conservative evangelical wing of Anglicanism, say they have no immediate plans to break away – but are setting up the “embryonic” structures that could be used to do so if the established church moves further in what they see as a liberal direction. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Some evangelicals believe the Church is moving away from its Christian foundation itself. Eyebrows were raised earlier this year, for example, when it emerged that York Minister had introduced a Zen Buddhist meditation group.Dr Sanlon added: “Clergy like me are not going to just leave the Church of England. However, we need new structures to establish new churches to fulfil the mission that the Church of England ought to be discharging.“My overriding concern is to see the mission of the Church of England effectively discharged: the partnerships to do that are not possible between churches which promote ambiguity about teaching on sexuality.”The Rev Canon Dr Gavin Ashenden, a royal chaplain, said: “The energy behind this new jurisdiction comes from a growing perception that the CofE is so desperate to remain chaplain to a country that is turning its back on Christian ethics, that there comes a point when it fails to be faithful to Christ and in particular his teaching on marriage. “At that point, and it may already have arrived, there will be a rupture and the orthodox will make arrangements to safeguard the integrity of the Church for the future.”A spokesman for the Church of England said a recent process of “shared conversations” involving bishops, clergy and laity would lay the foundations for “further formal discussions” about sexuality in the Church of England. The ordination of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire in the US triggered a splitCredit:OLI SCARFF If senior leaders of the Church of England water down the teaching of the Church of England on key issues like homosexuality then this synod could easily evolve into a new Anglican jurisdiction in EnglandRev Dr Peter Sanlonlast_img read more

Mac Mini refresh expected at iPad Mini event

first_imgThe Apple event expected on October 23 is continuing to get busier. The big product launch will be that new, smaller iPad, but yesterday we also heard that Apple is using the event to launch a 13-inch MacBook Pro complete with Retina display.A new tablet and a new laptop not enough for you? Well, it’s now also expected that Apple will be announcing a refresh for the Mac Mini line of machines. And it’s definitely time for an update based on the hardware the current Minis ship with.The Mac Minis carry second-generation Sandy Bridge Core chips rather than the latest Ivy Bridge processors. Storage is limited to 500GB or 1TB for the server, the GPU is either Intel HD Graphics 3000 or a Radeon HD 6630M, RAM tops out at 8GB, and there’s only USB 2.0 ports available.A refresh would surely see a move to Ivy Bridge chips, HD Graphics 4000 or a more up-to-date Radeon GPU as options, and possibly the option of SSD or larger hard drives. USB 3.0 will also surely be included, but I doubt the RAM levels will change.The Mac Mini line has proved popular not only because they offer a Mac in such a small package, but also because they are by far the cheapest way to get hold of a Mac if you have a spare display and peripherals to use. At $599 they undercut the iMac by $600 and are $400 cheaper than the cheapest MacBook Air. Hopefully the hardware refresh won’t see the price increase.The Mini uses quite a simple case design with its aluminum unibody. I doubt Apple would mess with that, but as a company they love to make things smaller so it could be the new Mac Mini makes an even smaller footprint and may also be thinner.via 9to5Maclast_img read more

Dernière sortie dans lespace pour les astronautes de Discovery

first_imgDernière sortie dans l’espace pour les astronautes de DiscoveryMercredi, les astronautes de la navette américaine Discovery, Steve Bowen et Al Drew, ont réalisé une dernière sortie dans l’espace afin, notamment, d’amarrer le module Leonardo à la Station spatiale internationale (ISS).Les astronautes ont accompli avec succès leurs deux dernières sorties dans l’espace. Après avoir préparé la station à accueillir le module Leonardo, un espace de stockage supplémentaire qui restera définitivement amarré à l’ISS, Steve Bowen et Al Drew ont installé une caméra et un dispositif d’éclairage, puis retiré des matières d’isolation, rapporte Radio-Canada.Discovery, qui accomplit son ultime mission, la 39e, doit quitter l’ISS dimanche, pour un retour sur Terre prévu mardi. Après près de 27 ans de bons et loyaux services, la navette de la Nasa prendra alors sa retraite, qu’elle passera dans un musée américain. Les deux autres navettes américaines, Endeavour et Atlantis, réaliseront elles aussi très prochainement leurs ultimes voyages vers l’ISS, le 19 avril et le 28 juin. Ce sont ensuite des navettes russes qui assureront le transport d’astronautes vers la station spatiale.Le 4 mars 2011 à 15:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un câble HDMI 3 en 1 chez PNY

first_imgUn câble HDMI 3 en 1 chez PNYLe fabricant d’accessoires PNY a mis au point un câble HDMI qui s’adapte aux trois formats de ce type de connectique.Les possesseurs de PC, smartphones ou tablettes tactiles le savent, connecter leur appareil à la télévision peut s’avérer fastidieux. Car si le format HDMI est partout, certains constructeurs optent pour le une prise classique, d’autres pour le Mini HDMI et d’autres pour le Micro HDMI. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?PNY Technologies a donc eu l’idée, simple mais efficace, d’un câble qui permet de se brancher sur les trois types de prise, explique Le Monde Numérique.Mesurant 3,6 m, ce nouveau câble 3 en 1 permet d’économiser l’investissement dans trois câbles distincts. Très flexible et fin (3,5 mm de diamètre) il dispose ainsi d’un adaptateur micro/mini afin d’utiliser l’un ou l’autre pour établir une liaison. Il supporte les derniers standards dont les signaux Deep Color, Blu-ray 3D, le Dolby True HD, le DTS Master Audio HD et offre un débit pouvant atteindre 10,2 Gbps pour la vidéo. Garanti 10 ans, il est disponible pour environ 30 euros. Le 19 avril 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MIT Hackers Transform Great Dome Into Caps Shield

first_imgVery cool!— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 29, 2019MIT students have been “hacking” the McLaurin Building’s 150-foot-high Great Dome for decades, often commemorating popular culture and historical topics.When they’re not placing erroneous objects—a campus police car, piano, model Wright Brothers plane, fire truck, replica Apollo Lunar Module—on top, they’re transforming the structure into a propeller-topped beanie, R2D2 head, Red Sox logo, and rainbow pride flag.More on‘Avengers: Endgame’ Smashes Box Office Records With $1.2 Billion OpeningFly the Ol’ Red, White, and Blue With This Captain America Gift GuideIron Man Was Completely Right (‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers) Machine Learning Estimates Risk of Cardiovascular DeathMIT’s Color-Changing Ink Lets You Customize Shoes, Phone Cases “Hacking” is a long-standing tradition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.But MIT’s hackers don’t hide behind a computer screen: Rather, they are pranksters, tricksters, and creative inventors responsible for some of the most daring high jinks.Including the recent transformation of the school’s Great Dome into Captain America’s iconic shield.As reported by the Boston Globe, dozens of people worked on the project, born about a year ago—around the time Marvel announced its final Avengers film.The current generation of MIT students have grown up with the comic hero franchise, and the giant shield serves as a symbol of their “gratitude toward the series,” the Globe said, citing an anonymous hacker.“Putting things on the dome is a big challenge,” the prankster said, choosing to remain nameless due to the secretive nature of the larks. “We hope people look at it and it gets their imagination going.”MIT did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.We may never know exactly how a group of students draped the university’s signature Great Dome with a giant cloth shield.We do know, however, that they spent “a lot of time” on the task, and put safety first.“The priority is safety for people, and safety for MIT structures,” the jokester said, following the institute’s informal hacking guidelines (so ingrained in the school’s history that they’re listed in its handbook).Aerial views of the shield are provided by Raymond Huffman, a sophomore at MIT, who flew a drone over campus on Sunday to capture the Marvel-ous prank (video above).“It was super exciting to see it in the morning all set up,” Huffman told the Globe, adding that he was not directly involved in organizing or executing the hack, but filmed the result after being tipped off over the weekend. “Everyone thinks it’s awesome.”Including Captain America himself—Boston native Chris Evans—who tweeted his appreciation this week.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Federal judge denies Qualcomm request to stay antitrust case ruling

first_img KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A federal judge Wednesday denied Qualcomm’s request to halt sanctions stemming from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against the San Diego-based cellular technology company.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh sided with the FTC in May, finding that Qualcomm forced cellphone companies to accept excessive fees for the ability to use Qualcomm patents, and would threaten to withhold access to its chips if companies did not agree to its terms.Koh ordered Qualcomm to renegotiate license terms with its customers and refrain from any threats to withhold chips from future agreements, an order that Qualcomm requested be delayed pending its appeal of the case.A Qualcomm representative said the company will be seeking a stay of Koh’s decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.The FTC brought the case in 2017, in which it accused Qualcomm of operating as a monopoly that “engaged in exclusionary conduct that taxes its competitors’ baseband processor sales, reduces competitors’ ability and incentive to innovate, and raises prices paid by consumers for cell phones and tablets.”In another federal case brought against Qualcomm by Apple, the two companies reached a settlement in the form of a six-year licensing agreement as a trial was getting underway in San Diego federal court earlier this year.In that case, Apple accused Qualcomm of using its powerful position in the industry to charge cellphone makers exorbitant fees to license its patents. Qualcomm, in turn, accused Apple of breaching its licensing agreements to use Qualcomm’s intellectual property by refusing to pay billions in fairly charged royalties. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 3, 2019 Federal judge denies Qualcomm request to stay antitrust case ruling July 3, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

HCL Posts 28 Increase in Profits Issues 11 Bonus Share Shares Hit

first_imgHCL Technologies on Friday reported a 28% rise in second-quarter consolidated net profit at ₹1,915 crore, on the back of increase in European business and in life-sciences and healthcare verticals. In tune with this, shares soared to a 52-week high at ₹1,820. HCL Board also announced a bonus share issue on the ratio of one share for every one share held.The fourth largest software exporter follows a July to June financial year, with its year-ago profit recording at ₹1,496 crore. Analysts polled by Reuters expected HCL to post a profit of ₹1,615 crore. Interim dividend has been declared at ₹8 per equity share of ₹2 each.Revenue grew by 13.4% at ₹9,283 crore, against the ₹8,184 crore for the same period last year.HCL Technologies Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Shiv Nadar explained that globally the IT industry was undergoing significant changes, even as IT buying has moved beyond the traditional scope and now also tries to capture the adjacencies, changing not only the definition of a traditional buyer, but also involving technology to become the centre stage of organisational competitiveness.Given the circumstances, a balanced portfolio, integrated IT services and engineering capabilities makes HCL a service provider of choice when companies go for business model transformation, he added.HCL recorded dollar-net profit rise of 27.3% to $307.2 million, with revenue touching $1.43 billion, an increase of 12.8%.For the quarter ended, HCL sits on cash and cash equivalents of ₹1,221 crore.HCL said it signed 15 transformational engagements over the quarter, with total contract value exceeding $1 billion.Employee headcount crossed one lakh mark over the quarter, to stand at 1,00,240. Gross additions stood at 11,734 and net at 4,718. Attrition on LTM basis recorded 16.4%, reported BusinessLine.HCL shares were trading at ₹1,785.55, up by ₹136.60 or 8.28% at 12:20 pm.last_img read more

Bus driver responsible for Shahbagh accident Police

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloThe driver of the bus that hit two people to their death in the capital’s Matsya Bhaban intersection on Tuesday morning is responsible for the accident and his claim that the brake had failed is not true, police have said.The Swadhin Parbahan bus was heading to Mawa from Mirpur via Shahbagh. The deceased were hit at the around 7:15am. Two more were also injured in the accident.In primary interrogation, the driver had claimed that the brake of the bus failed after he crossed Shahbageh intersection and moved towards Matsya Bhaban, said Md Jahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramna police station.The driver might have said this for saving himself, the OC said, adding that actually he was running the bus with speed and was fully responsible for the accident.The bus hit six vehicles, including a rickshaw, a car, and a bus while taking a turn.According to witnesses, after the accident the bus hit another bus carrying employees of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as the driver tried to run towrds Gulisthan. Read More:2 killed, 2 injured in city road crashlast_img read more

VIDEO Barry Bonds put on a baseball murdering exhibition during a 2002

first_imgBarry Bonds was arguably at his most dominant (juiced) after a 2002 season where he hit .370 with 46 bombs and 198 walks, and traveled to Japan for an MLB All-Star exhibition tour against Japanese league stars after the season.There was also a home run derby that most people have never seen, and it’s a helluva show.  Looking like an Avengers character, Barry proceeded to launch 500-foot bombs against the back of the stadium as the collection of All-Stars looked on with their jaws on the floor in the dugout.Some of these shots make Bryce Harper bombs look like sac flies. So what if Bonds was on the stuff, this is a satisfying watch.last_img read more

Stockholm challenges lovers haters and hesitaters to experience the city for Europride

first_imgStockholm is arguably the gay capital of Scandinavia. Diversity, inclusion, and particularly the LGBTI community has been top of the agenda for the city for a very long time. Next week, Stockholm hosts the opening of Europride 2018 for the third time in three decades.And just in time for that, the city has produced an open letter inviting lovers, haters and hesitaters to experience the city for themselves and revel in its diversity. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Stockholm is also proud to boast a collection of hotels, restaurants and attractions who are passionate about welcoming LGBT+ travelers. The new initiative Stockholm LGBT works in tandem with the ‘Open City’ campaign to show just how welcoming the capital is. You can find out more at and be inspired about the city at www.VisitStockholm.comEnjoy the video and a window into the Swedish psyche. But to be honest nothing beats making a trip to the Swedish capital to find out for yourself.Stockholm LGBT is a partner of Gay Star News.More from Gay Star News:Swedish city to get first LGBTI-certified sports arenaEuroPride goes double this year with celebration in Stockholm and GothenburgStockholm LGBT – welcome to the Open CityGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . 5 LGBTI-friendly hotels perfect for a city escape to StockholmGothenburg is painting its trams in rainbow colors for Pride and we want a rideHere are 21 of the happiest EuroPride Stockholm pictures because we deserve nice thingsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS-center_img The open letter is the their way of welcoming the global public to a city built on the idea of an inclusive and open society, with democracy at its core. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… [embedded content]Stockholm is a city unique in its approach to openness and accessibility. The Swedish capital, situated on 14-small islands, is famous for its colorful LGBT community.However, beyond sexuality, the city stands out internationally for its progressive values and is proud to be a city for all, no matter where you come from or who you love.last_img read more

Honduras Threats to kill 2 Cabinet ministers

first_imgTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – The Honduran government has confirmed it has evidence of plots to kill two Cabinet ministers.Presidential communications director Bladimir Baca says the plots appear to target the ministers of agriculture and human rights. Security measures for the two ministers have been increased.On Monday, land rights activist Rafael Alegria said he also had been informed of plans to kill him. Alegria has also increased his personal security. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img Alegria has been involved in a land conflict in the Bajo Aguan valley, a fertile farming area plagued by violent fights between agrarian organizations and land owners.The three alleged plots follow the Sept. 23 killing of prominent Honduran human rights lawyer Antonio Trejo Cabrera. He representad three peasant cooperatives in Bajo Aguan.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals continued shuffling their gr

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals continued shuffling their group of linebackers Thursday when they signed Zack Nash to their practice squad.In last Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Cardinals lost outside linebackers Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho to season-ending injuries. It was announced Tuesday that rookie outside linebacker Alex Okafor would miss the remainder of the year with a biceps tendon injury. The team has already elevated linebackers Kenny Demens and Dontay Moch to the 53-man roster, leaving spots open on the practice squad. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Nash, an undrafted free agent from Sacramento State, played eight games with the Cardinals last season, primarily on special teams. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Nash had five tackles on kick coverage a year ago. He was released by the Cardinals August 30. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Singapore Reported by Elite Traveler the private

first_imgSingapore- Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineShangri-La Hotel, Singapore recently opened the new Waterfall Café, a restaurant offering healthy and creative dishes inspired by fresh Mediterranean flavors. The hotel is constantly searching for groundbreaking dining concepts and lifestyle trends, recognizing their clientele’s desire for healthy dining options. Chef Stephanie’s simple menu embraces the quality of eating well with fresh, seasonal ingredients and dishes that are sure to please any palette.Chef Stephan, an advocate of healthy dining, was inspired by the Mediterranean culinary philosophy. He combines fresh, seasonal produce and herbs, smoked salts, vinegars and exotic spices to create light and refreshing dishes. Diners are sure to enjoy socca, a crispy pancake made from chickpea flour, topped with spicy tomato coulis, roasted veggies, fresh herb salad and pesto, and his Atlantic Cod served with barley risotto, pequillo peppers and vadouvan emulsion. All products are sourced from sustainable origins and free from hormones, pesticides and antibiotics.“After observing and listening to our distinguished clientele’s preferences, we recognized that the expectations of our well-traveled guests have evolved. Eating well and personal well-being have become an integral part of their dining experience. The hunger for social responsibility is inseparable from the physical demands of a hearty and delicious meal. At Waterfall Café, we offer a tasty solution to this need,” said Manfred Weber, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.In addition to the healthy cuisine, the Waterfall Café boasts a rare and focused wine selection from the Mediterranean. Diners can choose wines from22 wines served by the glass from boutique wineries across the globe. The restaurant also has an impressive collection of aperitifs, sherries and grappa and also serve the organic Phoenix brand of sodas from New Zealand.The interior consists of natural beige tones and dark woods, resulting in a relaxing environment for diners to enjoy the delectable menu. The restaurant also has a private dining room with a fully functional show kitchen is ideal for cooking workshops, small gatherings and corporate retreats. The Waterfall Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. daily except on Sundays.www.shangri-la.comlast_img read more

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Ottavio Quattrocchi, is facing three murder charges in state District Court for allegedly shaking Rylin Marsden which led to the 4-month-old boy’s death The prosecution rested Monday and the defense called Klein and its own medical expert Jonathan Arden to the stand Another fallKlein whose daughter Megan Niemi is Rylin Marsden’s mother testified she ran a licensed daycare for seven years in Grygla and also has been charged with the care of a number of foster children ranging from newborns to teensShe told jurors her grandson was at her daycare on July 23 2009 when she heard a crash from the next roomShe said her 4-year-old daughter Kia had tried to pick up Rylin Marsden out of a bouncy chair and had accidentally dropped him onto a wood floor leaving him crying and with a golf ball-sized red mark on the back of his head Klein reported that she told Niemi about the drop but couldn’t recall if she ever said anything to MarsdenShe said at the time the incident didn’t seem to be too serious a point prosecutors pushed her on under cross-examinationKlein was a trained first responder and had extensive experience working at hospitals and clinics But lead prosecutor Matthew Glen Frank pointed out she didn’t make an official medical report of the incidentShe did report it to Dr Arne Graff once Rylin Marsden had been admitted to the MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Aug 2 2009Klein testified Graff continually told the extended family he knew it was a shaken baby a term Graff said under oath on Monday he didn’t useKlein and Marsden both wiped away tears as she testified to his character and patience in dealing with Niemi’s other son as well as children in Klein’s large family Forensic opinionArden an expert anatomic and forensic pathologist based out of northern Virginia provided testimony supporting a theory that Rylin Marsden’s hospitalization and eventual death were the result of a pair of falls the first coming at Klein’s daycare Arden’s theory was initially based on his finding that there were signs of two different injuries and that re-bleeding of the initial injury in the boy’s head caused him to be hospitalized on Aug 2The second injury was purported to be a barely more than 2-foot fall from a bed onto a carpet on Aug 1 Arden said the timeline of injuries on July 23 and Aug 1 were consistent with what he saw in the healing of initial injury and re-bleedingArden went over a number of CT scans with the jury and testified that his reading of initial CT scans having both fresh and healing hemorrhages were in agreement with a case radiologist’s findingsProsecutors inferred Arden was a witness for hire — he runs a consulting firm and testified to charging $400 an hour for consulting and $4000 per day for court appearancesThe state had a tougher time putting holes in his testimony attempting to make the case that changes in Rylin Marsden’s blood sugar breathing and behavior didn’t work with his theoryMotions rulingsLead defense attorney Peter B Wold said the decision as to whether Marsden will take the stand will likely not be made until today which is expected to be the last day of testimony in the trialFrank declined comment TuesdayJudge Jeffrey Scott Remick ruled Monday morning against a defense motion to dismiss two of the three murder chargesFollowing jury dismissal on Tuesday both sides argued on defense motions made regarding jury instructions One motion involved instructions regarding circumstantial evidence and another dealt with language anticipating appellate review of such casesReach Bieri at (701) 780-1118; (800) 477-6572 ext 118; or send email to cbieri@gfheraldcomThe officials who asked not to be identified told Reuters that they believed that the documents published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday were authenticInvestigators were focusing on CIA contractors as the likely source of passing materials to WikiLeaks the officials said The group published what it said were nearly 8000 of pages of internal CIA discussions about hacking techniques used between 2013 and 2016In Germany on Wednesday the chief federal prosecutor’s office said that it would review the Wikileaks documents because some suggested that the CIA ran a hacking hub from the US consulate in Frankfurt"We’re looking at it very carefully" a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office told Reuters "We will initiate an investigation if we see evidence of concrete criminal acts or specific perpetrators"Reuters could not immediately verify the contents of the published documents but several contractors and private cyber security experts said the materials appeared to be legitimateThe latest revelations came days before Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Washington for an initial meeting with US President Donald Trump who has sharply criticized Berlin for everything from its trade policy to what he considers inadequate levels of military spendingThe Wikileaks documents may also complicate bilateral intelligence ties that have just begun to recover after a series of scandals including news in 2013 that the National Security Agency had bugged Merkel’s cellphone The consulate was already heavily investigated by German lawmakers after that incidentMerkel last month told lawmakers she did not know how closely Germany’s spies cooperated with their US counterparts until 2015 when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed the BND spy agency had for years passed on information to the NSA about European companies and politiciansGermany scaled back the level of cooperation with the NSA after those revelationsUS officials have acknowledged that the consulate in Frankfurt is home to a CIA base A facility adjacent to the city’s airport and the Rhein-Main Air Base has for many years been home to the CIA’s “Tefran” station a US center for collecting intelligence on Iranian activities in Europe maintaining surveillance on Iranian officials and targeting potential defectors working in Iran’s nuclear weapons program Serious matterForeign ministry spokesman Sebastian Fischer told a regular government news conference that Germany took the issue seriously but more work needed to be done to verify the authenticity of the documents Berlin was in close touch with Washington about the case and such matters generally he saidOfficials at the German government news conference declined to answer questions about any knowledge Berlin might have about CIA activities in Germany Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Germany’s domestic intelligence agency was tasked with uncovering espionage activities in Germany and carried out its work comprehensivelyWikileaks reported CIA employees had been given diplomatic passports and State Department identities to carry out their work in Germany at the US consulate in Frankfurt focused on targets in Europe the Middle East and AfricaThe documents included advice for CIA experts about life in Germany including the fact that shops are closed on Sundays and to have "your cover-for-action story down pat" when they passed through German customsOne European official speaking on condition of anonymity said the Wikileaks material could in fact lead to closer cooperation between European spy agencies and US counterparts which share concerns about Russian intelligence operationsThe European official said there was suspicion still unconfirmed that Moscow could have had a hand in the latest leaks US spy agencies accuse Russia of meddling in the US presidential election last year which Russia denies“It’s interesting and maybe significant that this leak coincides with stepped-up Russian attempts to influence upcoming European elections intimidate the Baltic states and other former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe and destabilize NATO and the European Union" said the European officialWhen a reporter at the German government news conference asked whether it was a double standard that Berlin tolerated US spying while trying to root out such activity by Russians one of the government spokesmen said Berlin had good reason to suspect Moscow of seeking to influence Germany’s electionGovernor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not vindictive on the fight against corruption but determined to recover all looted funds by former and present government officials Governor Lalong noted that his administration would continue to support President Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade He said that the prison had been prepared and equipped for corrupt politicians including him if found guilty at the end of his tenure The governor disclosed this at the weekend shortly after Hon Latep Dabang was returned as chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Plateau State and other executive members of the party He stressed that no corrupt politician should be pardoned until all funds looted are recovered and made available for public use Said he “It took me time to react on what is going on in the Plateau some people are saying the President is vindictive on the fight against corruption when he said some people should go an answer the allegations raised against them Is Mr President vindictive when he asked some people to go and answer for their crime Certainly No “It is a usual thing in Plateau state I said I have prepared and people have been going to that place called prison I am also going to make the place more befitting if I am also found guilty at the end of my administration I will go there I want us to continue to pray for Mr President for good health; nobody is perfect we all know that so that when we see our imperfection we should pray to Almighty God to help us to correct them” Senator Representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly Sen Joshua Dariye said he was in the PDP to win election and return to the Ruling All Progressive Congress He advised the APC within and outside the state to remain courageous in the fight to retain power beyond 2019 saying the opposition PDP is also working to 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always expressing gratefulness and love for God and other people She would light up a room with her smile; she walked with a skip in her step I’ve never met a more joyful child who loved God with all her heart"It was not the first time Sadie’s parents had taken the children to the ice cream shop for something sweet and to play near the picnic tables outside Harris said the children’s father had walked them over to the grassy spot to make sure they were safe then returned to his seat But when the father turned back around his 3-year-old daughter was goneHarris said Sadie’s siblings did not see what had happened so her father began looking behind trees and in the bushes to see whether she was hiding Then he noticed two lids on the ground – including one that was upside down When he raised it he found his preschooler in the grease pit Harris saidHer death was ruled an accidental drowning It’s unclear whether anyone will face charges related to the child’s death; authorities did not 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