ADCOLOR, the premier organization celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, returned to Los Angeles with their 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel on Sunday, September 23.Jay Ellis at ADCOLOR AwardsCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for ADCOLORThe ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees were carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries. The finalists were chosen by the individual’s representation of ADCOLOR’s motto, “Rise Up and Reach Back”. Those honored not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. Their goal is to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another. The full list of honorees and nominees can be seen here.Among the attendees were Host Bozoma St. John, presenters including Luvvie Ajayi (Author), Wilson Cruz (Actor, 13 Reasons Why), Jay Ellis (Actor, Insecure), James Lesure (Actor, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), honorees including Legend Award recipients Esi Eggleston Bracey (EVP & COO Beauty & Personal Care, Unilever) and Ann Mukherjee (Chief Global Marketing Officer, SC Johnson), Catalyst Award recipient Tarana Burke (Founder, #METoo Movement), Advocate Award recipient Lydia Polgreen (Editor in Chief, HuffPost), Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Lisa Quiroz Garcia (SVP, Cultural Investments and Chief Diversity Officer, Time Warner (1961-2018)), ADCOLOR/One Club Creative Award recipients AJ Hassan (VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA Chicago) and Shannon Washington (SVP, Creative Director, Deutsch), Special Recognition recipient James Edmund Datri (Outgoing President & CEO, American Advertising Federation), Mr. ADCOLOR Leo Wong (Industry Speaker l 4A’s 100 Honoree and ADCOLOR FUTURES Alum), Ms. ADCOLOR Michelle Almeida (Account Executive, Anomaly), and many more!The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards was presented by Microsoft Advertising and Omnicom Group and sponsored by Apple, Deutsch, Google, Oath: A Verizon Company, GSD&M, Squeaky, Digitas, Viacom, Deutsch, HP, Pandora, 72andSunny, Concentric, DAS, ESPN, KBS. 2018 Corporate Members are 4A’s, 72andSunny, The Advertising Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, BBDO, BET, Deutsch, Dieste, Droga 5, Edelman, Facebook, OATH: A Verizon Company, Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe, TBWA\ Worldwide, Wieden + Kennedy.
Kathmandu: The popular multiplayer internet game PUBG has been banned in Nepal following a court order which said that it was having a negative effect on the behaviour of children and youth, according to a media report. The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) on Thursday directed all the internet and mobile service providers to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, commonly known PUBG, the Kathmandu Post reported on Thursday. According to police, those found playing the game after the ban will face arrest. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Kathmandu District Court gave the permission to ban PUBG on a petition filed by the metropolitan crime division citing negative behavioural affect in children, the report said. After the court permission, the division then sent a letter to the NTA requesting it to ban the game. Based on a letter from the crime division, we have ordered all internet and mobile service providers to ban the game, Purushottam Khanal, acting NTA chairman, was quoted as saying. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPUBG is a game in which a maximum of 100 players drop on an island and fight to be the last one left standing. The players have to search for arms and other equipment after landing on the island and compete to win the game. Players can team with their friends and create crews that they can venture onto the island with. Cooperative play also sees players healing fallen comrades, strategising in teams and holding positions for better defensive play. Players can chat with each other and on mobile phones. We received a number of complaints from parents, schools and school associations regarding the effect of the game on children, Senior Superintendent of Police Dhiraj Pratap Singh, chief of the Metropolitan Crime Division, said. Singh said that they also held discussions with psychiatrists before requesting the court for permission to ban the game.
Rabat – The beaches of Jbila in Tangier, Miami Beach in Larache and Oued Mezeg in Casablanca have been denounced as polluted by the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development and should be avoided for the summer.The 2017 report on the quality of bathing water conducted by the State Secretariat for Sustainable Development affirmed that “the waters of these three beaches are of poor quality,” an official of the department in charge of sustainable development told local news site le360.However, according to the report the water quality rate in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean has improved from 72 percent in 2016 to 97.9 percent this year. The water control operation involved 431 sampling points out of a total of 161 beaches, finding that the majority of beaches located on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts have good quality waters, ranking most of them in the A and B categories.Jbila, Miami and Oued Mezag on the other hand are classified in C and D categories due to wastewater discharges and a very high concentration of visitors to their waters.
Although the challenges ahead are enormous, Somalia may now have the best chance in years to find a long-term solution to the conflicts that have left it without a functioning government since 1991, provided its warring factions engage in dialogue, according to a United Nations report on the country released today.“At the same time, the risks of renewed and prolonged insecurity will increase unless the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) is able to rapidly consolidate its authority and ensure stability and the rule of law” through such dialogue, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the report to the Security Council, pledging continued UN support to the Government and civil society to meet the challenges. “An inclusive dialogue and a genuine political process are the only ways to achieve a sustainable peace that denies dissatisfied groups a rallying point for conflict,” he adds.The TFG, backed by Ethiopian forces, dislodged the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) from Mogadishu, the capital, and much of the rest of the country at the end of last year, but Mr. Ban notes that the semblance of order and security that the UIC created has begun to deteriorate in the city with armed roadblocks, checkpoints, banditry and violence.Moreover, the fall of the UIC has brought to the fore some of the inter- and intra-clan rivalries that had been suppressed and the TFG has yet to establish effective authority or law and order in Mogadishu and other main population centres. “The true intentions and future influence of the former warlords also remain to be seen,” Mr. Ban writes.Although the Government has claimed to be making substantial gains against UIC remnants in the far south, fighting continues in the East African country, where nearly 1 million people have been displaced, about 1 in 9 of the population, and severe drought and recent heavy floods have added to the intensified fighting in wreaking more havoc. “The Transitional Federal Government must reach out to key political and social forces in Somalia and engage in an inclusive dialogue,” Mr. Ban stresses. “Those who renounce violence and extremism and pledge to constructively engage in achieving a sustainable political settlement in Somalia should be included in the process.”Welcoming the decision of the African Union (AU) to deploy troops in Somalia for an initial period of six months, and Ethiopia’s intention to withdraw its forces, he appeals to the international community to assist the AU in mobilizing the funds and other assistance necessary for the deployment of such a force.He also cites his intention to send a technical assessment mission to examine the possibility of a UN peacekeeping operation following the AU deployment.“In the meantime, the United Nations will continue its efforts to address the serious humanitarian needs in Somalia,” he writes, noting that harassment and detention of aid workers by Ethiopian and TFG forces have roused protection concerns.“I encourage the international community to continue to generously support relief and development assistance efforts in the country,” he says.“I call on all Somali parties to provide unhindered humanitarian access for relief efforts, as well as guarantees for the safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and to respect the fundamental human rights of all people in Somalia,” he concludes, stressing the regional dimensions of the conflict and the need to address the security concerns of both Somalia and its neighbours. 7 March 2007Although the challenges ahead are enormous, Somalia may now have the best chance in years to find a long-term solution to the conflicts that have left it without a functioning government since 1991, provided its warring factions engage in dialogue, according to a United Nations report on the country released today.
Thirty-seven United Nations staff members, from various organizations, including the UN Office in Nairobi (UNON) and the Environment Programme (UNEP), gave blood and both international and local staff joined in, according to a press statement released in Nairobi.“We are an integral part of the Kenyan community and any calamity that affects a part of it, affects us all. I am pleased to see that we respond not only as an organization, which is our duty, but as individuals as well,” said Klaus Toepfer, Director General of UNON.“We are all very happy to have been part of this noble cause,” added Katja Nilsson, the UN staff member who organized the emergency blood drive.Today’s impromptu assistance by UN staff members is the latest example of a tradition of staff giving immediate assistance to victims, as shown by donations of nearly a quarter of a million dollars raised by the UN Staff Relief Committee for Tsunami victims and also by staff who helped out after the flooding in the United States city of New Orleans.“Whether it’s tsunamis to hurricanes or whatever, UN staff have always stepped forward with either their time or money or both, to help people when they need assistance most,” said Guy Candusso, first vice-president of the UN Staff Union.“I can tell you that recently staff members went down to clean up debris from Hurricane Katrina, staff have stepped up on more than one occasion,” Mr. Candusso told the UN News Service.UN staff from all agencies helped raise $245,477 to help the victims of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed around 231,000 people. This money is being used to assist the massive reconstruction effort going on in those countries affected by the disaster.
International Trade Minister Ed Fast answers a question during question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on June 3, 2015. International markets are to blame for Canada’s near-record trade deficit in May, federal Trade Minister Ed Fast said Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian TORONTO – International markets are to blame for Canada’s near-record trade deficit in May, federal Trade Minister Ed Fast said Thursday.“These are forces outside of government’s control,” he told reporters at an economic conference in Toronto. “They’re global in nature.”Statistics Canada said Tuesday the trade deficit grew to $3.34 billion in May, up from $3.0 billion in April and one of the largest deficits on record.The slide in oil prices, which have fallen by nearly half since this time last year, distorts the country’s true economic picture, Fast said.“If you actually factor out that dramatic drop in the price of energy, our performance is actually very, very sound,” he said.Statistics Canada data shows energy exports have risen in the last two months, but Fast said higher shipment volumes can’t make up for the continuing slump in oil prices.As the price of oil has dropped, so too has the value of the Canadian dollar against the greenback. The loonie has fallen from nearly 95 American cents to less than 80 since July 2014, when the price of oil began to slip.Despite the drop in the dollar, export growth has remained below expectations.Fast said companies need to invest in capital expenditure, innovation and human resources in order to insure that they remain successful no matter how the currency fluctuates.“I’m reminding Canadian companies: invest in yourselves,” he said.In recent days, the government has been confronted with a number of gloomy reports on the economy, including poor GDP figures from Statistics Canada last week that have sparked growing talk of a recession driven by weakness in the mining and energy sectors.But Fast said he believes that will turn around.“We fully anticipate that Canada will return to positive economic growth shortly,” Fast said.The Bank of Canada is set to make its next rate announcement and release its monetary policy report next Wednesday.The central bank is widely expected to cut its economic outlook, but what happens with its key interest rate is less certain. Some observers say they believe governor Stephen Poloz will cut the overnight lending rate of 0.75 per cent to 0.5 per cent. by Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 9, 2015 12:10 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trade deficit due to circumstances beyond government control: trade minister
More than 3,200 tickets have been scooped up for the Brock Badgers’ first-ever hockey game at the Meridian Centre Friday, Sept. 16, where the men’s hockey team will play the Guelph Gryphons in the Steel Blade Classic.The 7 p.m. game will build on last year’s two Brock University basketball appearances at the downtown St. Catharines arena complex, which each attracted more than 2,700 people including community members, Brock staff and students.“Crossing the 3,000-ticket mark is a great sign that the community both at Brock and across Niagara is getting on board with the direction we’re heading,” said Neil Lumsden, Director, Brock Sports. “We want to be out in the community putting on big events that Niagara can get behind and this is a great example of that.”There are limited free student tickets remaining for the game that can be picked up at the Walker Complex Welcome Desk. Community tickets are available through Ticketmaster for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.Everyone in Niagara is also invited to the Homecoming Tailgate Party being held before the Steel Blade game at the neighbouring Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.The party starts at 4 p.m. and features music and family-friendly events. Outside alcohol won’t be permitted, but the tailgate will have a beer tent and barbecue.
Ohio State coach Bill Wadley spent 26 years at the helm of the Buckeyes men’s swimming team. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State men’s swimming coach Bill Wadley announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon, after 26 seasons with the Buckeyes.In his tenure as coach, Wadley was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2010 and never had a losing season, finishing his career with a 253-42 record.His retirement comes at the conclusion of a solid season for the Buckeyes, who finished second at the Big Ten championships in February, along with the 11th consecutive top-20 finish at the 2017 NCAA national championships.
The Fianna Fáil leader couldn’t bring his party with him on the abortion bill and had to allow a free vote which was, in theory, a progressive move. But in light of whipped votes being in place in all other circumstances it will only truly be progressive if it is allowed again on other issues.Overall, Martin is still struggling to overcome his links to the previous regime, with the Anglo Tapes raising yet more questions for him and his role in Cabinet, five years on from the bank guarantee.3. Gerry AdamsThough at times the most popular party leader in the country, this has not been a good year for the Sinn Féin president and his party is beginning to suffer as a result. A number of separate investigations (politically motivated if you believe him) into his handling of abuse allegations by his niece Aine hang over him.Furthermore there has been a renewed focus on his past in the wake of a landmark programme about The Disappeared and his botched response to the Smithwick Tribunal report.Questions now arise about how long Adams can continue as leader of Sinn Féin. He remains adamant that he will go to 2016 but that’s less certain than it was at the start of the year.4. Pat RabbitteThe Minister for Communications has been the subject of much criticism over his ‘isn’t that what you do’ remark (which he actually told us was misinterpreted), but there is also a growing feeling among some colleagues that the veteran Labour TD is ignoring concerns over the contentious pylons issue and is too dismissive of, well, everyone.5. Alan ShatterThe Justice Minister continues to get through an enormous amount of his legislative agenda – even if the Legal Services Bill is delayed – but this was the year when Shatter really didn’t handle the penalty points debacle well at all.He is not doing enough to address genuine concerns about how accountable gardaí are to the Ombudsman and added to that, the attack on Mick Wallace was unjustified, unfair and not very smart.6. Jim WalshThere is an argument against abortion, but the Fianna Fáil senator didn’t make it. Instead he launched into a vile and disgusting diatribe about arcane abortion techniques that did nothing except upset a lot of people.(Warning: Some viewers may find the language used in this video upsetting) 7. Enda KennyWe can talk about bailout exit, economic recovery and all of that, but let’s not forget that the Taoiseach failed to get his own personal initiative of abolishing the Seanad over the line.His failure to debate the issue on national television put the spotlight on an ongoing issue about how prepared Kenny is to engage in debate and combative interviews. Kenny knows that it’s ‘the economy stupid’ that he will ultimately be assessed on, but this was not his finest year, even if it was probably his busiest. 8. John PerryThe Minister for Small Business who could not get his own business affairs in order and ended up before the courts. John Perry appears to have sorted out his issues with Danske Bank, but not before some embarrassing disclosures.He survived the controversy, retaining the support of his Taoiseach but it’s not been a good year for the Sligo-based deputy.…And 4 we couldn’t make our mind up on…1. Eamon GilmoreLabour has lost nearly ten per cent of its councillors, the party had an embarrassing defeat in Meath East, has had to deal with speculation of a split between Gilmore and his deputy and has taken the brunt of the criticism over the government’s policies.The Tánaiste is also the most unpopular party leader in the country, BUT as the year draws the a close he can probably see a chink of light in recovering poll numbers, falling unemployment and a conference where the mood was good.2. Joan BurtonIt’s clearer now than ever before that Burton has missed an opportunity to be leader of the Labour Party. She does not have support in the parliamentary party for such a bid and should know that any move would destabilise Labour badly.But Labour’s deputy leader did have a good Budget in getting her overall level of cuts down to €290 million, from €440 million and is the most popular minister in the country.3. Luke Ming FlanaganThe Roscommon South Leitrim TD is to be praised for bringing a cannabis legalisation debate to the Dáil chamber, where the contributions were generally insightful and informative, even if his bill itself had some deficiencies. We also admired his “glorified piss” stunt which raised a very important issue.But Ming also spent the earlier part of this year explaining why he had penalty points cancelled on his licence as he vociferously spoke out about the abuse of such practices by gardaí. The hypocrisy was clear for all to see and did him no favours.4. Lucinda CreightonThe now Reform Alliance TD deserves a huge amount of credit for being prepared to act on her principles and beliefs about abortion (unlike Michelle Mulherin for example).But, she did lose her job as junior minister and her immediate political ambitions have been set back by a few years at least. No one is quite sure what ‘The RA’ is or what it plans to do and Creighton will probably have to make her intentions clear one way or another next year.Pics: Photocall Ireland, PARead: All of the ‘Winners and Losers’ weekly round-ups from 2013 > Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page? EVERY WEEK SINCE the beginning of the current Dáil term in September, TheJournal.ie has been casting its eye over events inside and outside Leinster House that have got people talking.Our weekly selection of winners and losers have left our readers in some cases nodding their heads in agreement, in others registering their outrage and confusion at how we could make such selections.We’ve made some controversial choices over the last few months and we’ll probably make many more in 2014.But what’s our overall take on the winners and losers from 2013? Here are our picks…The 8 winners of the year are…1. Michael NoonanThe ‘pinstriped buddha’, as one commentator referred to him, continues to defy the odds by being the minister responsible for unprecedented austerity while at the same time being widely seen as doing an excellent job in finance.Questions remains over Noonan’s ability to secure a long-term debt deal and that his department will ensure that the mortgage arrears crisis is properly dealt with.But the veteran Fine Gael TD did deliver on what could have reasonably been expected out of the promissory note debacle and his decision to recommend a bailout exit without a backstop appears, for now, to have been a smart choice.2. Brendan HowlinThe Public Expenditure and Reform Minister did an extraordinarily good job in bringing the vast majority of public sector unions with him on the Haddington Road Agreement when all looked lost after the defeat of Croke Park II.There are questions to be asked about what on earth he is doing with Freedom of Information and whether or not he – or anyone – can get a handle on what’s happening in the Department of Health’s expenditure, but for Haddington Road alone this has been a good year for the Labour TD.3. Michael McGrathFacebook debacle aside, this has been another good year for the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance who has always come across as knowledgable and reasoned in his criticism of government economic and financial policy.McGrath put forward a good argument for Ireland taking-up a precautionary credit line after the bailout exit. There was even summer talk of a leadership bid which he smartly dismissed, but there’s no doubt his name will come up again.4. Jerry ButtimerThe chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee started the year by overseeing three gruelling, but highly informative and enlightening days of committee hearings on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.In the unusual setting of the Seanad chamber, the Fine Gael TD ran an incredibly tight ship and kept proceedings on the hugely divisive piece of law respectful at almost all times. A job well done and an example to all of how committee hearings should be run.5. Richard BrutonIn previous years the Jobs Minister might have landed in the losers column but with unemployment taking a significant fall this year, Bruton can rightfully claim his spin-laden Action Plan for Jobs is working and when you’re the Jobs Minister that is what matters most.6. John HalliganWhen Technical Group members get up to question the Taoiseach, it can be a mixed-bag. Some do better than others with certain deputies out to score political points, and others aiming to genuinely ask questions of our leaders.One of those who falls into the latter category is the Waterford TD who time and again earlier this year raised important issues in the Dáil chamber, and asked questions in a respectful way that usually managed to extract some tangible information from the normally evasive Enda Kenny.7. John CrownOn the abortion bill and on the Seanad referendum, the oncologist senator spoke passionately and intelligently and made some of the most compelling arguments in both cases, and in both cases he was on the right side of the result.8. Mary Lou McDonaldThe Sinn Féin deputy president continues to be the leading light of the party, hitting the government hard on issues like the Magdalene Laundries and making by far the most compelling arguments for Seanad abolition – even if she may not have truly believed in the cause after the party’s late u-turn.She is open and honest about her desire to lead the party and her chances of that were certainly enhanced this year.… and the 8 losers of the year are…1. James ReillyThe Health Minister continues to feel the pressure over budget overruns, medical cards and his reform plans which he defiantly argues are on track but for which there is little evidence that this is the case. There’s a huge question mark over the target of delivering free GP care for all by the end of this government.We do admire Reilly’s war on tobacco and he deserves credit for getting the abortion bill through the legislative process, seeing as many of his predecessors failed but it’s hard to think he’ll still be in health this time next year if there is a reshuffle on the cards.2. Micheál Martin
[YouTube Credit]ANYBODY WATCHING IRELAND’S final Six Nations game against Italy had the misfortune to hear what must be one of the worst versions of Ireland’s Call ever played. Mind games? Or were the Italian band just holding the music upside down?Here’s a snapshot of the reaction on Twitter: LIVE: Italy v Ireland, 6 Nations
Updated 4.40pm Taoiseach Enda Kenny Source: Bloomberg TVTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has denied being snubbed by US President-elect Donald Trump while on this visit to the US this week.Kenny told media in New York, including TheJournal.ie’s Dan Mac Guill, that the three-day business trip to San Francisco and New York was “arranged long before the outcome of the election”.During his visit to the Irish Consulate on Park Avenue in Manhattan, (only half a mile [six blocks] from Trump Tower) he said:This is a business, trade and investment trip, both on the West coast and here. There are no political meetings on this occasion. Source: Enda Kenny/Twitter 29,099 Views Dec 2nd 2016, 4:40 PM 109 Comments Enda denies being snubbed by Donald Trump The Taoiseach made a pitch to companies to relocate to Ireland on US TV this afternoon. Obviously I have spoken on the day he was announced as being the President-elect, to President-elect Trump, and I look forward to meeting him in March. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Great discussion w @tim_cook in Silicon Valley this am. Also met many impressive Irish companies here that are ready to take on the world. pic.twitter.com/nwiXuCYadP— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) December 1, 2016 Short URL I’ll be speaking with Bloomberg Editor in Chief shortly from New York. pic.twitter.com/vdHKGfJHCK— Enda Kenny (@EndaKennyTD) December 2, 2016 We set out the position that we would work with the American administration. Some points have been made, and we would forward to working constructively with that administration and in the interests of relations between Ireland and the US.It is understood that soundings were made from the Irish side towards the US president-elect, but a meeting did not transpire in the end.Relocation, relocationEarlier today, the Taoiseach made a targeted pitch to companies considering a move to Ireland following Brexit.Speaking live from New York on Bloomberg TV today, the Taoiseach said the Irish government are fielding a “stream of inquiries” from companies, financial houses and banks in Britain that are considering moving to other locations.Kenny is on a three-day business trip to the US, travelling to San Francisco and New York.Yesterday, the Taoiseach met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, where it’s believed the pair discussed the implications of the recent Apple Tax ruling on the multinational’s plans here. The Taoiseach was also asked about Ireland’s corporation tax rate, in light of Britain making sounds that it may cut its rate.Kenny said other countries, such as Britain, are “entitled” to reduce their corporation tax rate, if the wish.He confirmed that this is not something Ireland will be doing.“Ireland will not change its corporation tax rate”Kenny’s talk about multi-nationals and tax comes as Trump warns companies that there will be “consequences” if they leave the US, reports the BBC.When asked by reporters today if he was concerned about Trump’s rhetoric, he said:“Let’s wait and see what the decision of the new administration is.”“Ireland’s open for business,” he said.Brexit When asked about what he thought would be the possible date that Britain will leave the EU, he said:It is impossible to say, John. You see no one has ever left the EU before. This is the first time someone under the Treaty is actually going to leave. You have 50 years of regulations, and directives and legislation dealing with the relationship between the Britain and European Union… to end that in a two-year period is probably impossible. Friday 2 Dec 2016, 4:40 PM Kenny told the TV station this afternoon that while Brexit is a challenge to the European Union and Ireland, there are “always opportunities”.Ireland will compete “fairly and hard” with other countries to attract businesses to Ireland, he said.Specialists teams“We will give you a specialist team and test us to see if we measure up to your requirements or not,” explained Kenny.He highlighted that Ireland is just one-hour away from London and is the only remaining English-speaking country in the EU.When Bloomberg’s Editor-in-Chief, John Micklethwait said it sounded like the Taoiseach was making his pitch to multinationals, he said:“Well, it is a pitch if you like.”However, he went on to say that he could not make decisions for businesses. Share220 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3116172 Source: Enda Kenny/Twitter I think you will have a transition period beyond the two-year period.Kenny said that Ireland had been “transformed” by being members of the EU, stating Ireland is now a small country open to the world.He admitted that there are “fragilities” within the EU at present and said Europe should focus on where it wants to be in the next five or ten years.Warning other EU countries, he said “you cannot have a situation where a 50% of young people are unemployed. The day you turn off hope for young people is the day you breed real trouble”.The Taoiseach is due to depart from New York tomorrow.With additional reporting from Dan Mac Guill in New YorkRead: Taoiseach Goes Stateside: ‘If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn’t go cap in hand’> By Christina Finn
Former Rangers striker Derek Johnstone insists winning the Scottish FA Cup would be good for the club this season.The Gers travel to the Central Park Stadium to face Cowdenbeath in the fourth round of the Scottish FA Cup on Friday night, and Johnstone has fond memories of playing the Scottish League 2 club.“I scored twice in a 5-0 win at Ibrox and the rest, they say, is history. So I have a lot of affection for Cowdenbeath and I have happy memories of playing against them, for sure.” He said, according to Evening Times.“Hopefully Jermain Defoe can follow my example now! There have been a lot of people saying that his eyes will be opened at Central Park tonight but I am sure he has seen it all during his career and nothing will surprise him if he makes his debut there.”“The pitch is the same as everywhere else and it doesn’t matter what the surroundings are like at the end of the day. Jermain will just get on with it, as will Steven Davis if he makes his second debut for the club.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“The majority of the crowd at Central Park will be Rangers supporters so it certainly won’t be a hostile environment. It is not, with the greatest of respect Cowdenbeath, the best place to make your debut for Rangers, but that is the game that is up and the game that they have got to win if they want to go on and win the cup this season.”“That will be the ambition for Steven Gerrard and the players and the disappointment of the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen will still sting a bit for them.”“It was a great chance for Rangers to get back to a final at Hampden and they were the better side on the day, but Aberdeen got their goal late on and went through.”
Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 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 SettingsVISTA (KUSI) – Two transients accused of fatally stabbing a woman more than 50 times during a predawn home-invasion burglary in Carlsbad pleaded not guilty today to murder and other charges.Ian Forrester Bushee, 37, and Malissa James, 26, face a possible life without parole sentence if convicted in the killing of 63-year-old Marjorie Gawitt, who called 911 around 12:30 a.m. Monday to report that she had been stabbed at her home in the 1800 block of Outrigger Lane.Paramedics took the mother of three to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.The defendants are charged with murder and special circumstance allegations of committing the killing in the commission of a robbery. James is additionally charged with a special circumstance allegation of torture.Police and prosecutors allege that Bushee and James — both on probation in connection with a burglary in San Bernardino County — broke into Gawitt’s home, where at least one of them stabbed her before the pair stole her car and fled.Authorities searched for the burglars by ground and aboard a law enforcement helicopter throughout the morning. Shortly before noon, the pair were arrested in an open, brushy area off the 4800 block of Park Drive, about a tenth of a mile from the victim’s home.Deputies found the victim’s car abandoned in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in San Marcos about five hours after the fatal assault occurred, sheriff’s Lt. David Buether said.Last April, the suspects were arrested after a homeowner in Upland walked in on them as they were ransacking the victim’s home, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The pair fled with thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics, including $70,000 in collectible coins stuffed in a sock.Bushee and James are both being held without bail and are due back in court March 21 for a readiness conference.Related story:Victim identified in Carlsbad home invasion, murder Two people plead not guilty in fatal stabbing of a Carlsbad woman KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
Categories: Local San Diego News May 5, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 5, 2019 NATIONAL CITY (LISO) – A man was shot early this morning in a neighborhood near Westfield Plaza Bonita, police said.It happened about 5 a.m. off Stockman Street and Cagle Street,according to National City Police Officer Damian Ballardo.“The victim had just returned from Mexico and saw two guys apparently either tampering with or trying to take something out of his car,” Ballardo said.One or both of the men shot the victim when he tried to confront them. Ballardo said the victim was taken to a hospital with two gunshot wounds — one to his chest and one to his arm. His injuries weren’t believed to be life-threatening.The two suspects escaped, and police had no descriptions for them. “We have no idea who they are,” Ballardo said. Man Shot In National City FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom,
Albert ProtopopovA well-preserved 40,000-year-old severed wolf’s head discovered by local residents in eastern Siberia is now the hottest debating point among scientists and palaeontologists. Unlike wolves in the modern age, the head of this pre-historic wolf seems so large and as it has been preserved by permafrost in all these years, the teeth and fur of the creature remained intact.Locals discovered this ancient wolf head on the banks of the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia while searching for mammoth ivory in the area. Soon after the discovery, they contacted the mammoth studies department at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha. After analysing the discovered head, the expert team confirmed that it is an ancient wolf head which may be at least 40,000 years old. Experts also revealed that this wolf had roamed across the area during the ice age.Still snarling after 40,000 years, a giant Pleistocene wolf discovered in Yakutia.Sensational find of head of the beast with its brain intact, preserved since prehistoric times in permafrost.https://t.co/w4FoRB16Ur pic.twitter.com/8QbthEfay1— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) June 8, 2019Albert Protopopov, the director of the mammoth studies department, revealed that remains of frozen wolf cubs were unearthed in the past, but this is for the first time that the head of an adult wolf is being discovered in the area.”This is the first time the head of an ancient wolf has been found whose soft tissue has been preserved after 40,000 years, a grown wolf. The number of discoveries is growing because of the thaw of the permafrost,” Protopopov told CNN.Experts believe that the wolf might be aged somewhere between two and four years when it died. The head of the creature is 15.7 inches is long, and the brain is intact.Protopopov also added that the number of such discoveries will happen quite often in the coming years, as the planet is getting warmed. More studies on these well-preserved ancient carcasses are expected to unveil more mysteries of the ice age in the coming months.
By Ron Harris and Matthew HoraceThe first time we met Howard Schulz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks, he was speaking to more than 200 of the nation’s highest ranking Black law enforcement officers during their conference in Seattle. He was explaining his company’s efforts to promote better relationships between Black and Latino communities and police through a program he initiated called “Coffee with a Cop.”It was early last year, and Schulz told the group how two years earlier, following riots and protests in the wake of a spate of high-profile killings of Black men by police, he and then Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole had begun inviting residents and local cops to meet in his Seattle coffeehouses, so both could hear the others’ points of view.It was effective, Schultz said. About 70 percent of the participants walked away from the events feeling better about the other side.Ron Harris and Matthew Horace (Courtesy Photos)Schulz’s audience that day was the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), which is made up of the highest levels of African-American leaders of local police and sheriff’s departments, state troopers, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Marshals, Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration and other federal agencies.We were there doing research for our upcoming book, The Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement. We thought the conference would be a good first stop on our year-long book project to examine police and race. We wanted to understand how and why those relationships play out in continual shootings of unarmed Black men, racial profiling and disparate rates of arrest and incarceration.Matt had been a member of the organization for much of his 24 years as a special agent with the ATF and knew many of the officers. Despite having covered law enforcement issues as one of my jobs as a local and national newspaper reporter for more than 20 years, I was a novice to the group.Starbucks’ “Coffee with a Cop” meetings had spread to other cities, Schultz explained, and he announced plans to host 100 more events that year. He would hold the first events in five cities in partnership with NOBLE and two other police organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association.“We are pleased to host meetings in our stores . . . where police and the community can meet and share experiences to foster greater understanding and empathy,” he said.And then came the recent embarrassing arrest of two Black men in Philadelphia, hauled off by police in handcuffs for doing nothing more than sitting and waiting to meet someone in Starbucks, the place where millions of Americans sit every day and wait for other people. The company immediately recognized the “reprehensible” mistake its employee had made by calling the police. It refused to press charges, issued an apology, met with the men who were arrested and promised company-wide bias training.Not the Philadelphia police. Instead, they did what we found police departments do incident after incident. They hunker down and back their officers at all costs. We saw it following police incidents in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and New York. “Don’t back down,” seemingly is their mantra. Find policy that will justify your officers’ actions.And that is exactly what Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross did. In a Facebook video, Ross said his officers “had legal standing to make an arrest. In short, these officers did absolutely nothing wrong. They followed policy. They did what they are supposed to do.”He never asked whether just because his officers could do something, should they do it? Was there a better way? Was it good police policy for six officers to arrest two men for doing what virtually everybody in the same space was doing? Do you really want a policy that will enforce discriminatory policies or actions without exception as they did in the Jim Crow South?As we interviewed hundreds of police, government officials and victims of police abuse across the nation, we found that police actions are driven daily by the stereotypes and biases too many Americans hold of Black people, Black men in particular. Their mere presence incites anxiety and fear in many. Consequently, for people of color, the Starbucks incident is just part of the continuous nightmare of racial profiling by America that often ends with tragic results.The same day the two Black men were being arrested in Philadelphia, a 14-year-old Black teenager was shot at and nearly killed by White residents in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Brennan Walker overslept and missed his bus and then got lost while he walked to school. So, he knocked on a family’s door that morning to ask for directions to his high school.The wife saw a Black face and accused him of trying to break him into the family’s house. The incident was caught on the family’s doorbell video. She yelled, and her husband came running, picked up his shotgun and fired, but missed. Walker ran and hid in some bushes. And then he cried.Just 34 minutes away in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Theodore Wafer five years earlier shot an unarmed, 19-year-old in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun and killed her. Renisha McBride had knocked on his front door in the early morning hours to ask for help after wrecking her car nearby. He was sentenced to 17 years. Meanwhile, the list of unarmed Black men killed by police continues to climb; the most recent is Stephon Clark, 22, shot by police eight times in the back, according to the family coroner, in his grandmother’s backyard in Sacramento, California.These incidents continue to happen, we found, because America usually condones or excuses them. The most common excuse for police is “I feared for my life,” and there is the ongoing supposition by many that there was something the black person did to cause whatever happened to him or her. Even when African Americans tell our White friends who know us well, who respect us, who we work with or supervise, we can see that look in their faces that says, “No, police don’t do that. The person did something wrong to cause the officer to react that way.”Melissa DePino, whose online video post of the arrests in Philadelphia has been viewed millions of times, got her lesson on the breadth of America’s bias as much from the incident she recorded as from the reactions to her post. Now, she knows what most people of color know.“Ever since I posted this, I’ve had White strangers AND friends say, ‘there must be something more to this story,’” she wrote in a tweet. “That assumption is a big part of the problem. It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me. Believe it . . .”Matthew Horace and Ron Harris are the co-authors of the upcoming book, The Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals Crimes, Racism and Injustice Inside Law Enforcement, which will be available in August. Ron Harris is a journalist and adjunct professor at Howard University. Matthew Horace is CNN contributor, a former policeman and a former special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insider February 15, 2014 @MacRumors iphone #6 pic.twitter.com/nr4pL76Ql5— mornray886 (@mornray886) February 12, 2014 iPHone 6 #apple pic.twitter.com/tSgU9hn4S6— mornray886 (@mornray886) February 12, 2014 We now have a pretty good idea about what the next iPhone is going to look like.Blogger Sonny Dickson says he’s gotten his hands on the casings Apple is planning to use for the iPhone 6. He says that it will be thinner, and it will have a bigger screen. The phone will look like a cross between an iPad Air and an iPod Touch, says Dickson.He also has photos of the iPhone 6 casing, but he cautions “I’m not 100% sure this is the real back housing.”Dickson has an excellent track record. He was first to leak the iPhone 5C, which came in plastic colors. He was also one of the first to leak the casings for the iPad Air, and the iPad Mini with Retina.Dickson wasn’t the only one with photos of this casing. A random twitter account was blasting out images today that match.UPDATE: People are suggesting these photos from the random Twitter account may have been photoshopped fakes. However, the photos from Dickson aren’t being questioned.Here are those Twitter images, as well as a big one from Dickson:@appleinsider iPhone 6 pic.twitter.com/etkXtjwnco— mornray886 (@mornray886) February 12, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Image credit: Sonny Dickson iphone 6 #apple pic.twitter.com/GW6jKLG9FP— mornray886 (@mornray886) February 12, 2014 Register Now »
This story originally appeared on PCMag If you find yourself spending a ton of time on your desktop PC throughout the week, congratulations — you’re rare. According to new figures from comScore, people are using their desktop systems to browse the Internet less and less.Over the past four months, desktop use for Internet browsing has been consistently below the recorded amounts for the same time period last year. And just how much lower can vary wildly. In December of 2015, desktop browsing was 9.5 percent below December 2014’s figures. It improved a little to just a 7.6 percent decline in January of 2016, almost reached even at a two percent decline in February, then dropped back down to a six percent decline for March.ComScore’s previous research pointed to a strong growth in mobile Internet browsing, but noted that desktop-based Internet browsing was expected to stay relatively similar, if not grow slightly. In other words, mobile browsing was simply increasing the amount of time that people spend online. It wasn’t cannibalizing the amount of time people spend on their desktops browsing the Internet. “Although desktop is relatively flat in total engagement, it is losing share to mobile — which now accounts for 65 percent of digital media time spent. Mobile apps now drive the majority of digital time spent at 56 percent, and smartphone apps alone look to account for a majority of digital media consumption in 2016,” comScore described in a recent white paper. Now, it seems, that might not be the case. According to The Wall Street Journal, desktop Internet use had its highest active month over the past three years back in March of 2015 with 567 billion total minutes of measured Web activity in the U.S. Not only have we not seen that figure go up over the past year or so, but the amount of time people are spending browsing the Web on their mobile devices is trouncing desktops: more than one trillion minutes in March of this year.ComScore also noted that within the “millennials” age bracket — those between the ages of 18 and 34 — one-fifth don’t even use a desktop PC at all. In contrast, 97 percent are mobile users, whether they use their mobile devices exclusively or consider themselves multi-platform users. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 18, 2016 2 min read Enroll Now for Free
By George PsyllidesUNEMPLOYED Bank of Cyprus (BoC) borrowers will not have to pay their regular instalment for a year on housing loans, the lender announced on Friday.BoC chairman Christis Hasapis said unemployed borrowers will pay the token amount of €10 per month, instead of the normal payment.And that can be cut by half if the customer cannot afford it, the bank said.“In this way the mortgages of the unemployed will be considered ‘performing loans’ and all of these people will be able to sleep better at night,” Hasapis said.The arrangement can be extended if the customer remained unemployed for over a year.The maximum duration of the scheme was three years, Hasapis said.The lender said it would continue to help customers, even after they have found a job by allowing them to just pay the interest rate on their loans for an extra 12 months.However, Hasapis said, from the moment an instalment was reduced, future payments would be higher.If the value of the mortgaged property was under €250,000, then the interest rate on the housing loan could be reduced by up to 2.0 percentage points but not under 3.75 per cent, Hasapis said.This measure will be in effect for two years.The BoC chairman said the scheme would come into effect immediately, and was part of the lender’s measures to support its unemployed customers.Asked about the large borrowers who owed the bank some €6.0 billion, Hasapis said BoC would find ways to collect its money.A list of 30 large borrowers has been doing the rounds in recent days.“We are starting from the large ones (borrowers) and that is why you have seen this list of 30 people. They are people who owe over €100 million,” Hasapis said.He said some have started selling properties voluntarily to pay off the bank.“We think the bank is on the right path and we also think the entrepreneurs who owe this money will find the proper ways to pay the bank,” Hasapis said.BoC is reeling after a Eurogroup decision to seize depositors’ cash to recapitalise the lender.The decision also called for the closure of the island’s second biggest bank, Laiki.“This was an experiment in economics on an economy that was small enough to be experimented on by a federation,” said BoC CEO John Hourican. In an interview with British daily The Independent, Hourican said if the experiment failed “the damage to the economy is extreme but the damage to the EU is not. The bail-in has removed the one thing the Cyprus banking system needs and that is confidence.”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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