Canadian couple safe after witnessing kidnapping of American tourist in Uganda

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda — An elderly Canadian couple came face-to-face with armed gunmen while on safari in Uganda this week, but managed to escape unharmed.Global Affairs Canada confirms two Canadian citizens were present during an ambush of tourists in the country on Tuesday.Spokesman Richard Walker says the couple are safe and have been provided with consular services.Ugandan security forces are searching for a U.S. citizen and a local driver who were abducted in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and authorities say the kidnappers have demanded a $500,000 ransom.Police say the kidnapped American is a 35-year-old woman.Abductions in Uganda’s protected areas are rare. Queen Elizabeth National Park, in southwest Uganda along the porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a popular safari destination.— with files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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You dont forget Family didnt know who to call when Inuk woman

first_imgLucy ScholeyAPTN NewsSarah Nowyakallak thought a search party was looking for her big sister who went missing in Montreal.Back home in Inukjuak, a fly-in Nunavik community that sits on the Hudson Bay, she said hunters and community members would set out to find missing people. But in the big city, it appeared there was little effort to find out what happened to Alacie Nowyakallak.The 34-year-old disappeared in early October 1994. Her body was found in the St. Lawrence River almost a month later. The family says it has yet to see a police report on Alacie’s death.“Every time I come to Montreal, I think of her,” Sarah said during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on Wednesday.The third day of the hearings in Montreal focused on the stories of Inuit women from Nunavik in northern Quebec. According to the 2016 census, 7.6 per cent of Indigenous people in the Francophone province identify as Inuit.Though Sarah and Alacie were biologically cousins, Sarah was adopted into the Nowyakallak family when she was young. She described how she grew up with her seven cousins, who she considers siblings.“I was not raised with people drinking or doing drugs of any sort,” she said, adding how her father was a hunter, carver and fisher who provided for the family, while her mother was a seamstress and housekeeper.“I loved my childhood.”Alacie started spending more time in Montreal. When her mother went to visit, Alacie did not show up. The family reported her missing, but Sarah testified how they didn’t hear news until police found Alacie’s body.“We didn’t know what number to call to try to find out,” she said.Olivier Gianolla, a long-time family friend from Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood, started investigating. He went to areas he knew Alacie frequented and contacted her boyfriend and police.By the time Alacie’s body was pulled from the St. Lawrence River, she could only be identified by the necklaces she was wearing.“They could not recognize her because her body was in the water so long,” said Sarah.The family received a coroner’s report, which they said was vague and contained limited information.After the inquiry, Lizzie Calvin said her cousin Alacie loved children and wanted a family of her own.But when Alacie needed her appendix removed, the medical team removed her ovaries as well.Calvin said the family wants to find peace – but they need answers.“It’s always there. You don’t forget.”The inquiry also heard testimonies of domestic violence and a northern culture that encourages women to stay in the marriage.Rebecca Jones, a survivor of domestic abuse who has lived in Coral Harbour, Nunavut, said the prevalence of sexual violence up north forced her to leave.“I didn’t want my children to grow up thinking that that’s normal,” said Jones, who’s now a coordinator for the violence prevention program at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre (OICC).Yet she’s faced racism living in southern Canada, she said, noting that she often has to explain her background and the difference between Inuit, Metis and First Nations.“It’s that lack of education, the assumption that we’re all drunks,” she said.Echoing the testimony of other women that day, Jones said more education, northern resources and Inuit-specific services are needed, including healing circles.Through the OICC, Jones has helped develop a toolkit for women that includes resources Inuit women can seek out and emergency numbers. It will be printed out and distributed in Ottawa and in northern communities.lscholey@aptn.calast_img read more

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Getting work on my own merit, not because of Salman: Arbaaz Khan

first_imgMumbai: Arbaaz Khan says having a superstar brother like Salman Khan does not guarantee roles for him and he has worked hard to create a space for himself in the industry. “I have done 70 films till now. There are people who do not get to act after two films. I have been in the industry for over two decades… No one is going to keep giving me work because I am Salman Khan’s brother,” Arbaaz told PTI. “People may give me one or two films because of Salman but no one can make my career. I have to work towards it. I am getting work on my own merit, be it good or bad. At the end of the day I am standing here on my own,” he adds. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Arbaaz, son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan, made his acting debut with Abbas-Mustan’s “Daraar” opposite Juhi Chawla. Over the years, the actor has had his share of hits and misses. Some of his blockbusters include “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya”, “Hello Brother”, both with Salman, and multi-starrers such as “Qayamat: City Under Threat”, “Hulchul” and “Shootout at Lokhandwala”. It was 2010 blockbuster “Dabangg” and it’s sequel “Dabangg 2” that gave him a new lease of life professionally. He not only acted in the films but also turned producer with the first part and a director with the sequel. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna Arbaaz says he is happy with his professional achievements. “I won an award for my debut film. However, my career went up and down after that but I kept getting work. I did whatever excited me and did not think which role or film will change my career.” Arbaaz made his debut on the digital medium as a host with a celebrity chat show “Pinch” and now he is entering the web world as an actor with “Poison”. “Maybe, my next outing ‘Poison’ will turn out big. I had not thought of doing something like ‘Pinch’ and it is trending now. You never know what and how things will change for you professionally. I believe in focusing on doing work.” “Web is going to become very big… The format is different in terms of its story telling pattern and it’s duration. Web audience enjoys watching stuff on the go, they prefer to watch it alone. It is isolated viewing while cinema is collective viewing.” The actor plays the antagonist in “Poison”. The show streams on ZEE5.last_img read more

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UN refugee chief expresses dismay as Thailand expels thousands of Lao Hmong

28 December 2009The head of the United Nations refugee agency has expressed dismay as Thai authorities began the forced deportation today of thousands of ethnic Hmong back to neighbouring Laos. “I call upon the Thai Government to halt the forced return of the Lao Hmong, some of whom have international protection needs,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.The Thai Government began deporting the first group of an estimated 4,000 Lao Hmong refugees this morning from a camp in Petchabun, central Thailand, to which UNHCR staff has not been granted access. Over the coming days, Thai authorities plan to expel a second group of 158 Hmong who have been held in detention for three years in Nong Kai, northeastern Thailand, and who have all been identified as refugees by UNHCR.Last week, Mr. Guterres urged the Government to halt its plans to return the Hmong to Laos, noting that the refoulement, or forced return, would “not only endanger the protection of the refugees but set a very grave international example.”UNHCR said it has long maintained that the process of repatriation should be transparent and that no one with a valid protection claim should be forcibly returned to Laos.In a news release issued today, UNHCR urged Thailand to halt the planned deportations to allow time for solutions of voluntary return and third country resettlement, respecting the international principle of non-refoulement.Many Hmong living in the highlands of Laos took part in the conflict that engulfed the country in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Pathet Lao came to power in 1975, tens of thousands of Hmong fled to Thailand in search of asylum, while others were resettled in Western countries such as the United States. read more

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Grains mixed livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery rose 2.80 cents at $4.8520 a bushel; Dec. corn was off 2.20 cents at $3.68 a bushel; Dec. oats was unchanged at $2.7960 a bushel; while Nov. soybeans fell 2 cents at 8.91 a bushel.Beef was higher and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Oct. live cattle was up .18 cent at $0.9942 pound; Sep. feeder cattle rose 1.05 cents at $1.3895 a pound; Oct. lean hogs was off .70 cents at .6298 a pound.The Associated Press read more

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Heres What Happened Today Sunday

first_imgIreland has pledged a further €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts.A man who was involved in an armed robbery of a pub in Drogheda is to appear in court tomorrow.A man in Galway died in a road traffic accident.A female pedestrian in Leitrim died after being hit by a car while crossing a road outside Mohill.The NTMA hopes to announce plans to return to the international debt markets in January.The PSNI has issued an appeal for information after a woman in Belfast was sexually assaulted by three men.The latest Sunday Indpendent/Millward Brown poll shows Sinn Féin has seen a jump in the polls.The General Secretary of the ASTI Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.The number of grants for the elderly reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013, says Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen.Two petrol bombs were thrown at the Alliance Party East Belfast office.Former patients and families who spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  in the Coombe Hospital have reunited with the doctors and nurses that helped them.Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said a post-bailout credit line would provide stability for the country.A professional eater stopped by The Hardboiled Egg Cafe to take on their 8lb, 10 oz “World’s Largest Breakfast”.WORLD#RUSSIA: A plane has crashed killing at least 50 people.#ITALY: Mount Etna has erupted in Sicily.#USA: A severe storm and tornadoes are threatening Midwestern states in the US.INNOVATIONGoogle has opened up Google labs across the US where consumers can visit temporary installations to try out the latest Google hardware. [Mashable]A mission to Mars is being launched tomorrow that hopes to search for clues about the planet’s missing water. [The Guardian]PARTING SHOTHere is Phyliss Radburn (84) revisiting 14 Henrietta St, Dublin, the house where she lived for more than a decade as a child.Here’s What Happened Yesterday> NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.A girl walks through the destroyed Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church as mass is delivered at a neighboring construction site in Palo, Philippines. (Wally Santana/PA Images)IRISHlast_img read more

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A Window That Can Tint Itself

first_imgWe’ve seen windows that can serve as solar panels, and thanks RavenBrick we now have windows that can become tinted based on the temperature.The company has developed a type of glass that can change it’s tint based on the temperature outside. So when it becomes hot and sunny, the windows will become darker allowing less sunlight to come in, thus reducing the amount of air conditioning necessary to keep a building or a home cool. The windows are able to do this by using what the company describes as a “an organic, nontoxic polymer which changes its molecular structure in response to temperature.” It’s actually a filter that’s placed between two panes of glass and it can be adjusted to suit the needs of one particular location.Via Inhabitatlast_img read more

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iPad mini with Retina display What you need to know

first_imgThe original iPad mini made a splash when it was announced last year despite having specs that were a few generations behind the full-sized iPad. Even that more manageable size couldn’t keep users happy for long — everyone was hoping for a Retina display in the sequel and Apple has delivered. The new iPad mini hits all the high points with a retina display and faster internals. This is no longer a device playing second fiddle to the standard iPad, the mini is now a true alternative.The new iPad mini still has the same 7.9-inch frame, but the screen has been bumped up to a Retina display resolution of 2048×1536. That works out to roughly 326 pixels per inch, substantially higher than the 9.7-inch iPad Air. At the same resolution, Apple’s larger tablet only has 263 pixels per inch. The mini’s screen will look incredibly sharp.Inside, this device is going to be packing the updated Apple A7 ARM chip. This change truly makes the iPad mini a high-end product. The original version of this tablet used an Apple A5, which was already several generations out of date when the device launched. The Apple A7 is a custom dual-core 64-bit processor paired with a PowerVR G6430 GPU. The version in the iPhone 5S is clocked at around 1.3GHz when maxed out, but a tablet could have the thermal tolerance and battery capacity to push it even higher. It also comes with speedier 802.11n MIMO WiFi, just like its big brother.Storage options will again start at the low end with 16GB, but the price has jumped up from the original $329 for a WiFi-only device. The basic iPad mini with Retina display will now cost $399. Each doubling of storage increases the price by $100 up to the new 128GB capacity for $699. Adding LTE to the device tacks on $130 to the price. So if you want the top-of-the-line 128GB mini with LTE, that’ll work out to $829 plus applicable taxes and fees.To go with the new iPad mini, Apple is offering a set of colorful Smart Covers that cost $39 each or full wrap-around cases for $79 a piece. If you want to show off the device sans case, there will be two color options — white/silver and black/space gray.The new iPad mini with Retina display is dropping later in November — Apple will have an exact date in the coming weeks. That should give you some time to scrape together the extra cash to cover the surprise price bump.last_img read more

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Seahawks season ends with playoff loss to Falcons

first_imgATLANTA — Matt Ryan looked very much like an MVP, and the Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC championship game.Ryan threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 36-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round Saturday.Atlanta will face either the Dallas Cowboys or the Green Bay Packers, who meet Sunday in the NFC’s other divisional game.After the Seahawks zipped down the field for a touchdown on the opening possession, Atlanta’s young defense largely shut down Russell Wilson & Co. the rest of the way.Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons took it from there — getting a huge boost from a holding penalty that wiped out an 80-yard punt return by Devin Hester.Ryan hooked up with Julio Jones on a 7-yard touchdown and Tevin Coleman for a 14-yard score before finishing off the Seahawks with a 3-yard toss to Mohamed Sanu in the corner of the end zone with just under 4 minutes remaining, sparking a raucous chant of “MVP! MVP! MVP!” from a Georgia Dome crowd that stood most of the game, giving the Falcons the sort of home-field advantage that Seattle is used to having at the Link.“It feels good,” said Ryan, who came in with a 1-4 record in the playoffs. “I think we executed really well across the board. We weren’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, we made some mistakes. But consistency for the entire day was really, really good. I was proud of the way we played.”Before a foot injury limited him in the second half, Jones made life miserable for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who got away with an apparent pass interference penalty on Atlanta’s star receiver when the teams met during the regular season, preserving a 26-24 victory for the Seahawks.last_img read more

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Gary Cahill to remain Chelsea captain

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri confirmed that Gary Cahill will retain the captaincy, despite his lack of minutes this seasonThe English defender has made only one Premier League appearance this season as a substitute away to West Ham United on September 23.Cahill had, therefore, been linked with a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray with Sarri previously admitting that he’s uncertain if he will retain him as captain.However, speaking ahead to Chelsea’s Premier League match with Crystal Palace, Sarri confirmed Cahill will remain as his skipper.“As we have seen in the last matches the captain is Cahill, and if Cahill is not on the pitch, the captain is Azpilicueta, like at Burnley,” Sarri said on the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Our captain is Cahill. Cahill was the captain last season. I spoke with his team-mates and everybody told me he was really a very good captain.”The Italian could not though offer any assurances on whether this means Cahill will stay put at Stamford Bridge.“It depends on him,” admitted Sarri.“He played very often in the last seven or eight matches. I don’t know, it depends on him and the club.“For me, Cahill is very important on the pitch, but also off the pitch.”last_img read more

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TRED A new modern way to buy and sell cars

first_img February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom TRED: A new modern way to buy and sell cars 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego is one of the first cities to launch a modern new way to buy-and-sell cars through a peer-to-peer marketplace called TRED.According to the founder Grant Feek, buyers and sellers connect directly for a safer, quicker and more affordable transaction. Also Feek said it’s the only company that lets consumers skip the DMV as TRED handles all the paperwork.For more information on TRED click here. Updated: 11:26 AMcenter_img Posted: February 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Gimenez Florida Health Department support drug to reduce HIV transmissions in county

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Florida Department of Health teamed up to kick off the Getting 2 Zero Miami-Dade Awareness Campaign, Tuesday.The awareness campaign’s goal is to get the total number of new HIV cases and HIV-related deaths to zero. Organizers also hope to get rid of discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS.County commissioner Sally Heyman spoke about creating the campaign.“We can contain, and we can prevent, by early detection, i.e. getting a safe test to make sure you are not a carrier and a spreader,” Heyman saidMiami-Dade County has the largest HIV infection rate in the country, with almost 27,000 people living with HIV/AIDS throughout the county.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Video shows SUV driving in reverse on highway during morning commute

first_img(WSVN) – The Ohio Department of Transportation shared video Tuesday of a motorist driving in reverse on a major highway during the morning commute.The video, which has a timestamp of 6:45 a.m., shows a white SUV reverse out of gridlock traffic on US-33 and down an entrance ramp.A transportation official told WCMH-TV that the driver likely had a transmission problem.“Pro tip, if your vehicle isn’t running properly, pull safely to the side of the road and call for assistance. Thankfully, no one was injured in this incident,” ODOT said in a Facebook post.The car could be seen going in reverse for more than a mile.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Family Circle Taps New Editors People on the Move

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Danny PhillipsOaklins DeSilva + Phillips, the content, technology and services sector of the M&A advisory organization Oaklins, appointed Danny Phillips as its new managing director for events. Phillips, who has experience leading over 35 M&A transactions for Informa, UBM, Reed Exhibitions and more, will focus on five different areas within the company’s events practice—B2B expos and conferences, consumer expos, music, sports and racing events, event technology and event management services. In 2013, Phillips founded and began serving as the president of strategic consultancy Present Sky LLC, and prior to that, he served as the president and CEO of Argyle Executive Forum, a B2B media and events company. Phillips also spent over 16 years as the executive vice president of B2B and B2C events and publications producer Advanstar, which was later acquired and folded into UBM/Informa in 2014.Kalmbach Media made three leadership promotions this week:Angela CoteyAudience development manager Angela Cotey was named the new corporate director of digital strategy. In this role, Cotey will be tasked with leading all website development, content strategy and design with an emphasis on driving audience and business growth. Additionally, she will work with the marketing and advertising teams to develop digital packages and opportunities for marketing partners. Cotey has been with Kalmbach since 2014 and will be based in the Waukesha, Wisconsin offices where she will report to SVP of marketing Nicole McGuire.Kent Johnson was also promoted to editor of Garden Railways. Johnson has been with Kalmbach since 1994, most recently serving as the associate producer for MR Video Plus. In his new role, he will oversee all print and digital content for the magazine and will report to VP of content, Steve George in the Waukesha office. Ryan Thompson is the new editor of Kalmbach’s American Snowmobiler. He has served as the brand’s Western editor since 2016 as well as contributed to the magazine as a freelance photographer for several years. He will be based in Utah and will also report to George.Eric SzegdaBauer Media Group USA named Eric Szegda the executive vice president of consumer revenue. In this role, he was be responsible for leading the sales operations and strategy for Woman’s World, First for Women and Soaps in Depth, as well as over 40 special interest publications published annually. Szegda will also be tasked with overseeing the subscriptions team and developing new consumer and retail opportunities for the company.Szegda previously spent over two decades at Time Inc., and later Meredith Corp., most recently serving as the vice president of marketing for 11 of those years, where he directed the integrated marketing programs for the company’s entire portfolio.Bauer Media Group announced other leadership changes this week. Global head of new business and M&A Heike Tyler announced that she is resigning from her role, a position she took on in July 2018, and VP of M&A Pawel Pudlowski will take over as head of M&A. Executive board member Veit Dengler will oversee the Business Area New Business division until a new head is appointed.ALM’s Texas Lawyer tapped a new Texas bureau chief to succeed editor-in-chief Heather Nevitt, who is expanding her post after six years with Texas Lawyer, to take on a broader role within the company’s coverage of the in-house legal space. Nevitt’s new role now includes overseeing the editorial direction of Global Leaders in Law, a membership community of global general counsel, in addition to continuing to serve as the editor-in-chief of Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel, roles that she’s held since 2017.Taking over as bureau chief for Texas Lawyer is Mark Bauer, who most recently held the title of managing editor for the National Law Journal and Texas Lawyer, where he was responsible for facilitating the production of the monthly magazines, curating newsletter lineups and bringing in contributed columns from members of the legal community in both Washington, D.C. and Texas.Christopher Roberts III was added as a Class II director on Meredith’s board of directors this week. President of Dairy Foods for Land O’Lakes, Inc., Roberts’ “broad experience across several of America’s largest food companies is a great complement to Meredith’s position as the largest food media company in the United States,” said board chairman Steve Lacy in a statement. His appointment goes into effect at the next board meeting on May 7 of this year. The Meredith Board also announced that Steve Lacy’s term was extended one year to November 10, 2020, as a Class I director. Lacy announced last month that he would be retiring as executive chairman on March 31, 2019, to become non-executive chairman, in keeping with the company’s leadership succession practices.Sue RalstonEndeavor Business Media promoted Sue Ralston from her role as show director of International Airport GSE Expo to VP of event operations last month. In her new position, Ralston will apply her over 25 years of experience in the events sector to manage the company’s portfolio of events. Before Endeavor, Ralston spent 16 years as the show manager for the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s annual conference and trade show. The Washington Examiner tapped a new senior editor and deputy news editor this week. Kelly Jane Torrance is joining the magazine’s news desk from The Weekly Standard where she served as deputy managing editor for over eight years. In her new role, she will be tasked with editing the Daily of Defense newsletter as well as oversee the coverage of national security and foreign policy. The publication also announced the appointment of former Politico and CNN Politics editor David Mark to deputy news editor. Forbes tapped two new assistant editors this week. Monica Melton will be on the innovation desk for cybersecurity and venture capital, and Sarah Hansen will be on the money and markets, covering crypto, blockchain and fintech. Melton comes from Auto Finance News and Bank Innovation, where she served as an associate editor, and Hansen previously interned for Forbes, as well as CNBC and Investopedia. The former editor-in-chief of Running Times, Jonathan Beverly, is joining Competitive Running as its guest editor, responsible for helming the magazine’s February content. He will be tasked with revitalizing Competitor Running by focusing on reader service journalism. Professional long-distance runner and three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein also started at Competitor Running as a columnist last month. In his new biweekly column, “Ritz on Running,” Ritzenhein will discuss his experiences as a professional athlete as well as how to be successful in running. ColoradoBiz magazine’s Gigi Sukin left her role as digital editor to join Axios as its associate editor of news. Former Mic senior political reporter Emily Singer joined Shareblue as a senior writer. Miranda Van GelderRory Evans and Miranda Van Gelder were named Family Circle’s new executive content editor and special projects director, respectively. Evans most recently served as the executive editor of Condé Nast’s Brides, where she managed the production of print issues and in her new role, she will report directly to editor-in-chief Cheryl Brown and assist in planning and editing the monthly magazine. Evans will also oversee all editorial development and collaborate on Family Circle’s website, social media platforms and corporate partnerships.Van Gelder joins the magazine from Hearst’s Dr. Oz The Good Life, where she oversaw food coverage as the lifestyle director. Before that, she also held senior leadership roles at FoodNetwork.com and Martha Stewart Living. As special projects director, Van Gelder will oversee the brand’s editorial content and execute editorial packages for each issue.  “Rory and Miranda are leaders in their field and their credibility and authority in the lifestyle space will add tremendous value to the team,” said Brown in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome them to Family Circle and are looking forward to their contributions to our brand.”last_img read more

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Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award

first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 11, 2015 – 10:02 am Dee Dee Bridgewater at Nominees Reception Bridgewater will be honored with the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award. The honor is given to artists who have not only made outstanding strides in the music industry in their career but have also made significant philanthropic contributions. Bridgewater serves as a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to support grassroots projects that strive to end hunger internationally.Past honorees have included Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, and Jazon Mraz. Bridgewater will receive the award on Dec. 12 at the ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.”The ASCAP Foundation is honored to recognize Dee Dee Bridgewater not only for her immense talent and singular contribution to music, but for her work and commitment to building a food-secure world for current and future generations,” said ASCAP President Paul Williams. “She is a shining example of how the creative community can step forward and use their talent and influence to improve the human condition. We are delighted to present Dee Dee Bridgewater with our ASCAP Foundation Champion Award.”Radiohead, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J Among 2018 Rock Hall Nominees News Dee Dee Bridgewater Earns Prestigious ASCAP Honor dee-dee-bridgewater-receive-ascap-foundation-champion-award Email Twitter The GRAMMY winner will be awarded for her musical and philanthropic effortsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 6, 2017 – 10:19 am GRAMMY-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater, who received an NEA Jazz Masters Fellows award in April, will soon add another prestigious honor to her résumé. Dee Dee Bridgewater To Receive ASCAP Foundation Champion Award Facebook last_img read more

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Wilmington Forms Economic Development Committee To Become More Proactive In Attracting Businesses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Selectmen unanimously approved the formation of a Town Economic Development Committee at their meeting on Monday night.The Committee will have several purposes, as outlined by Hull:Gain an understanding of what economic development means to residents, the degree to which residents are seeking more businesses or expansion of existing business, and the types of businesses residents would like to see in Wilmington.Gain an understanding of Wilmington’s strengths and vulnerabilities as a host community to businesses currently operating, businesses considering Wilmington as a potential place to relocate, and for individuals seeking to start a business.Facilitate communication with members of the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce and other business in Wilmington and the area to understand their short and long term plans, opportunities and challenges.Create an informational tool that presents Wilmington “in a nut shell,” providing statistics about the population, demographics workforce, and the attributes that make Wilmington the place to conduct business.Serve as an educational forum for committee members and the public by hosting guest speakers to cover different elements of economic development.“The Economic Development Committee would be an advisory committee making recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager,” explained Hull. “An Annual Report would be filed with the Town Clerk summarizing their activities for the year. One or more representatives from the Committee would be expected to meet at least once a year with the Board of Selectmen to discuss their work.”The Committee, which would be expected to meet monthly outside of the summer, will consist of Town Manager Jeff Hull, Planning Director Valerie Gingrich, a designee from the Board of Selectmen, a representative from the Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, two business owners, and a resident at large. Selectman Greg Bendel will serve as the Selectmen’s designee. Hull has not filled the other four spots yet, but has individuals in mind he intends to ask.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”Town’s Economic Development Committee, Ice Rink & Recreational Facility Committee Begin To MeetIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Greg Bendel Elected New Chairman & 4 More Things That Happened At This Week’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Google Assistant gets native controls for a bunch of new devices

first_img Tags Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it Nest GE Google Assistant Google 4:47 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to know reading • Google Assistant gets native controls for a bunch of new devices $79 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries See All Post a comment Crutchfield See It Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it Google Home Mentioned Above Google Home Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Smart Homecenter_img Google I/O 2019 CNET Smart Home $99 The Google Nest Hub Max soups up the smart display Chris Monroe/CNET Between the debut of the Nest Hub Max, the merging of Google and Nest, the debut of the new Google Assistant and more, Google’s smart home efforts had a big day on Tuesday — the first day of the Google I/O developer conference. But it was after all of the keynotes, 35 minutes into a small developer session on Google Assistant, that they showed the slide below.Google Assistant will now work natively with all of the device types on the right, with support for the commands on the left. For the device types, that means you won’t have to use clunky extra language. If you have a smart speaker like the Google Home or another device with the built-in Google Assistant nearby, you can just say “Hey, Google, start the microwave” as opposed to “Hey, Google, tell GE to start the microwave.”img-20190507-173754 Andrew Gebhart/CNET The traits allow Google Assistant to recognize associated commands. For lock and unlock, arm and disarm, developers could potentially tell Google to just use a on/off function with slightly different language, but this will make their lives easier. It should also allow Google to recognize a wider variety of conversational commands around these functions.Read more: Google is replacing Works with Nest with Works with Google Assistant and it could make your smart home worse.  Google quietly expanded Google Assistant’s roster of compatible devices at last year’s I/O as well. This year, the developer sessions in particular have shown a path to a faster, more versatile Google-powered smart home.  Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 0 • $69 Google I/O 2019 See It Walmart News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice See itlast_img read more

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BSE closes points 5272 up on Nov 27

first_imgBSE closes points 52.72 up on Nov 278.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 52.72 up on Nov 278.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 52.72 points up to stand at 28,438.91. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.45 points up to stand at 8,494.20. STAR and JET AIRWAYS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.68% and 5.82% along with BHEL and SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD. with an increase of 5.38% and 5.37% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CROMPTON GREAVES LTD. and KAILASH with a decrease of 6.11% and 5.00% along with RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and PIIND with a decrease of 4.74% and 3.78% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 65.15 points at 18,852.29 while the banking sector is up 34.34 points at 20,620.69 and the reality sector is down 5.05 points at 1,655.68. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.87 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 52.72 points up to stand at 28,438.91. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.45 points up to stand at 8,494.20. STAR and JET AIRWAYS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.68% and 5.82% along with BHEL and SREI INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LTD. with an increase of 5.38% and 5.37% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CROMPTON GREAVES LTD. and KAILASH with a decrease of 6.11% and 5.00% along with RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and PIIND with a decrease of 4.74% and 3.78% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 65.15 points at 18,852.29 while the banking sector is up 34.34 points at 20,620.69 and the reality sector is down 5.05 points at 1,655.68. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.87 per dollar.last_img read more

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Another controversial election not tenable Odhikar

first_img.At least 154 people were killed extra-judicially, 139 of who fell victim of so-called crossfire, in the country in 2017, reports human rights group Odhikar.The report, released on Friday, was prepared on the basis of allegations from the families of 86 people who were victims of ‘enforced disappearance’ in the year, which also witnessed continued suppression of the opposition by the government.“Actual number of human rights violations were more than the information published in this report,” it said.Odhikar’s annual human rights report 2017 observed that political violence left 77 persons killed and 4635 injured in the year. Sixty six of such killings reportedly took place due to intra-party conflict within the ruling Awami League and its affiliated organisations.Torture and killings of Bangladeshi citizens by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) along the border were common, according to the report which showed that 25 Bangladeshis were killed, 39 injured and 28 abducted by the BSF men.The Odhikar report has illustrated systematic violations of civil and political rights, including violations of the rights to freedom of expression, a shrinking democratic space and dysfunctional justice delivery system due to politicisation in the judiciary and deprivation of the right to life.Terming the government’s moral and legal foundation weak due to 2014 ‘farcical parliamentary elections’, the human rights organisation mentioned that “aggression and control” of the Indian government on Bangladesh was initiated through its support to that election. “Such aggression and control continued into 2017.”Odhikar referred to the demand from the opposition political parties and the civil society organisations for creating level-playing field for holding the next general elections in a free, fair and inclusive manner, “so that another controversial election like 2014 could not be held.”However, it regretted that ignoring such demand, the government continued to suppress the opposition political parties and harass their leaders and activists by filing cases and detaining them in order to stay in power.Pointing to “lack of people’s confidence” in the present election commission, the report criticised it for widespread criminalisation and irregularities during the recent local government polls.Odhikar recalled that the election-time caretaker government system had been removed from the constitution in 2011 – a move which opened the door for the Awami League to reassume power through 5 January 2014 controversial elections.last_img read more

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Strange Stranger Things things

first_imgIf that wasn’t enough, Tim Bennet re-imagined the Stranger Things intro as an 80s sitcom, complete with Randy Newman music. While we’re hoping season two stays true to the darker themes, we wouldn’t mind having a lighthearted spin-off – perhaps showing the Demogorgon’s high school years?A Demogorgon fan can dream…. Netflix’s newest original series, Stranger Things, is the internet’s latest obsession, and with geek acceptance comes a flood of fan-made creations praising the show, its characters and of course, the Demogorgon.Because of its strict devotion to 80s nostalgia (nostalgia we’ve been dutifully cataloging episode-by-episode here on Geek.com), Stranger Things almost feels like a cult classic already, what with its lovable characters, familiar story, and the Demogorgon, everyone’s new favorite boogeyman. The period-piece style of the show lends itself well to a wide variety of retro swag, fan-made collectibles, and home-made homages, and we’ve uncovered the best ways the show has been immortalized in faux-80s history by its diehard fans.From posters to VHS tapes to children’s toys, the retro style is alive and well, but don’t put it past the internet to invoke a little 21st-century charm into its work. Memes, gifs, and video games have been used and remixed to propel Stranger Things to new heights of popularity. If we don’t get a season two, there will be some seriously outraged fans – just look at that cross stitching and tell us this isn’t serious business.AdChoices广告Check out the strangest Stranger Things collectibles below. Photo Credit: Reddit.<><>center_img Stranger Posters1/12The fan art for the series is on another level, but a few fan-made posters are breaking the internet. One fan used a style ripped straight from the mind of Mondo to put together this fantastic creation.last_img read more

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