Two dead as single engine plane crashes after takeoff from Whitehorse airport

first_imgWHITEHORSE — Transportation Safety Board investigators are on their way to the scene of a deadly plane crash in Yukon.Spokesman Jon Lee says a single-engine Cessna 170 crashed into trees moments after take off from the Whitehorse airport on Monday, killing the pilot and lone passenger.The crash, barely 600 metres from the end of the runway and just west of several busy baseball diamonds, also sparked a fire.Airport and city firefighters doused the flames with assistance from a helicopter dropping water from a bucket.The privately registered aircraft had been on its way to Anchorage, Alaska, but the names or hometowns of the victims have not been released.Lee says a TSB team should be at the scene by midday to begin what he calls the “long process” of gathering information that could assist the investigation.“Collecting information on the pilot, the aircraft, the maintenance history, collecting weather information. If there was any closed circuit TV imagery at the airport we will try to get that,” Lee says.He says the Edmonton-based team will also seek statements from any eye witnesses. (CKRW)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fired Kentucky Amazon employee sues over bathroom breaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Amazon employee in Kentucky who suffers from Crohn’s disease is suing the company over his dismissal for what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks.The lawsuit says the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with “unyielding and inhuman policies regarding bathroom access.”The former employee, Nicholas Stover of Lexington, says Amazon was aware of his illness when he was hired at a Winchester call centre in November 2016. The suit says Crohn’s is an inflammatory bowel condition that can “lead to life- threatening complications.”Stover was fired Dec. 21, 2017. He says the company failed to accommodate his treatments for the disease.An Amazon spokesman said by email that the company doesn’t comment on pending lawsuits. It seeks a minimum of $3 million in damages.The Associated Press read more

UN urges better protection for worlds forcibly displaced stateless people

7 December 2011The United Nations refugee chief today called on the international community to assume its shared duty to protect and assist millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people around the world, as he opened the largest-ever conference on the issue in Geneva. The United Nations refugee chief today called on the international community to assume its shared duty to protect and assist millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people around the world, as he opened the largest-ever conference on the issue in Geneva.The two-day forum, organized by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), brings together government officials from almost 150 countries and marks the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. “This is a unique opportunity for us all to come together to discuss and shape the evolution of the international protection system over the next decade,” High Commissioner António Guterres told the meeting.“What I am asking is for all of us to assume our shared duty. To reaffirm and recommit to the values of international protection. To face the new challenges of forced displacement, and find concrete and constructive ways to address them collectively.”Mr. Guterres noted that dramatic events have forced hundreds of thousands of people to seek refuge across borders in 2011. More than three quarters of a million people became refugees, following upheaval and conflict in Africa and the Middle East.Global forced displacement figures already stood at a 15-year high at the end of 2010, with 43.7 million people uprooted by conflict and persecution worldwide. Recent events indicate that this number is likely to rise again by the end of the year. The number of stateless people is estimated to be at least 12 million.All of this, said Mr. Guterres, demonstrates why it is important to re-engage with and recommit to the core values underpinning the entire system of international protection – tolerance, solidarity and respect for human rights and dignity.The UN refugee chief warned that a succession of political crises and the global economic downturn were contributing to a significantly more challenging environment for protecting people who are forced to flee their homes. He also noted that some people are playing on public uncertainty and anxiety to promote xenophobia.“Populist politicians and irresponsible elements of the media exploit feelings of fear and insecurity to scapegoat foreigners, try to force the adoption of restrictive policies, and actively spread racist and xenophobic sentiments.”While States have the right to define their own immigration policies, they should do so in respect for human dignity and basic rights, he stated.“All this can be done, and needs to be done, in ways that ensure protection is granted to those who need it,” Mr. Guterres stressed. “This means guaranteeing their access to territory, fair treatment of their asylum claims, and adequate integration policies that contribute to social harmony.”The High Commissioner also highlighted four challenges to providing the kind of protection that the Refugee Convention aspired to: failures of States to live up to their treaty obligations; disproportionate burdens for developing countries, who host 80 per cent of the world’s refugees; the millions of refugees left stranded in protracted displacement limbo; and the complicating effects of factors such as population growth, and food and water insecurity. In addition, climate change was increasingly exacerbating other drivers of forced displacement, he said.Mr. Guterres called on States to look at ways to strengthen their own protection mechanisms for the displaced and stateless. He also announced his agency’s commitment to do more to fight sexual and gender-based violence, with a particular focus on women and girls.The UN refugee agency was created in December 1950, initially as a response to displacement in Europe in the wake of the Second World War. The 1951 UN Refugee Convention came into effect about a few months later and has since become one of the most widely accepted international human rights instruments – responsible for saving millions of refugee lives.In a video message, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1961 Statelessness Convention “life-saving treaties” that have helped millions around the world.They are based, he said, on a simple principle that is as true today as ever: the principle that people should never be forced into harm’s way. “Today you have a chance to help us reduce statelessness, and assist refugees. Today you can pledge your support for UNHCR,” he stated. “Your contributions will help people far from their home countries, struggling against injustice, marginalization and fear.”The conference is expected to see governments making a number of commitments to better standards of national and international protection for the forcibly displaced and stateless. Several countries are expected to formally accede to one of the statelessness conventions during the course of the forum, and a final communiqué will be issued tomorrow. read more

BlackBerry chief executive plans lawsuit in effort to stomp out product leaks

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – BlackBerry (TSX:BB) chief executive John Chen says he’s fighting against future product leaks by taking “legal action” that he hopes will set an example.The head of the Waterloo, Ont.,-based smartphone company alleges that a person he did not name stole confidential details about a future BlackBerry product and leaked them to the public.He said the individual posed as an employee of a wireless carrier to gain access to BlackBerry’s secured networks. From there, the information was taken.The allegations, which have not been proven, were outlined briefly in a post by Chen on the company’s website.A BlackBerry spokeswoman did not provide any additional details on what the “legal action” would be, and later stopped short of calling it a lawsuit against the unnamed individual.Chen did not say if the product was a new device or software.Earlier this week, screenshots from an update to the BlackBerry operating system revealed some new features that are in the works, while numerous other BlackBerry devices have appeared on blogs in recent months.Product leaks are common in the technology industry, particularly when it comes to smartphones, because of rabid consumer interest in the latest features.But competitors often reap the rewards of leaked images and product specifics because it gives them a head start on creating their answer to the development.“Leaks are, at their best, distracting, and at their worst downright misleading to our stakeholders,” Chen wrote.“The business implications of a leak are seldom advantageous.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version saw a ‘lawsuit’ had been filed BlackBerry chief executive plans lawsuit in effort to stomp out product leaks by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2014 11:20 am MDT read more

Healthy and sustainable food systems key to fighting hunger UN agency says

“Our common approach to food production is simply not sustainable today, or in 2050, when we will have to provide food for a population of 9.6 billion people,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo in a news release.“We need to produce nutritious food for all people today while also protecting the capacity of future generations to feed themselves,” she added.Food production has tripled since 1945 and average food availability per person has risen by 40 per cent, FAO said.Despite the abundance of food supplies, there are still 840 million people that go hungry every day, according to FAO. The health of another two billion is compromised by nutrient deficiencies.This, as another 1.5 billion people are overweight or obese, consuming more food than their bodies need and exposing them to greater risk of diabetes, heart problems and other diseases.Much of the high food output achieved in the past has placed great stress on natural resources, Ms. Semedo said. These include degraded soils, polluted and exhausted fresh water supplies, encroached on forests, depleted wild fish stocks and reduced biodiversity.Intensive farming systems, combined with food wastage on a massive scale, have also contributed to greenhouse gas emissions.Among the challenges highlighted in FAO’s news release is the management of sustainable livestock. Demand for livestock products will grow 70 percent by 2050, the UN agency noted. Consumption of meat, milk and eggs is growing rapidly in developing countries, providing nutritious diets to previously food insecure populations. Consumers also need help to make healthy food choices, requiring “better governance, based on sound data, a common vision and, above all, political leadership,” Ms. Semedo said.“If the global community invested $1.2 billion per year for five years on reducing micronutrient deficiencies, the results would be better health, fewer child deaths and increased future earnings,” she added. “It would generate annual gains worth around $15 billion – a benefit to cost ratio of almost 13 to 1.” read more

Football Ohio State releases depth chart prior to Illinois game

Ohio State sophomore linebacker Malik ookarrison (39), cornerback Damon Arnette (3) and safety Damon Webb (7) take down Penn State’s Saquon Barkley in the third quarter in the game against Penn State on Oct. 28. Ohio State won 39-38. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State posted its depth chart four days ahead of its game Saturday against Illinois, revealing changes at the linebacker positions and at the two kicker positions. Sophomore linebacker Malik Harrison was named a co-starter at outside linebacker with redshirt junior Dante Booker. Head coach Urban Meyer had said earlier in the day on the Big Ten coaches teleconference that Booker was still questionable for Saturday’s game. Booker and junior linebacker Jerome Baker both missed last Saturday’s matchup against Michigan State with undisclosed injuries. He cleared Baker to play on the teleconference. At special teams, redshirt junior Sean Nuernberger was listed as the lone starter at kicker. Last week, freshman Blake Haubeil was a co-starter with Nuernberger. As for the kickoff specialist, Nuernberger is no longer listed as the starter, and now Haubeil is listed as the co-starter. Despite the fact Nuernberger was listed as the starter last week, Haubeil handled kickoff duties all throughout last Saturday’s game. Ohio State’s game against Illinois kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately said Malik Hooker would be co-starting at outside linebacker. In fact, Malik Harrison is listed as a co-starter. Hooker, a former Buckeye, is now a safety for the Indianapolis Colts. read more

TT woman who had taken out restraining order found shot to

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T woman stabbed to death, lover attempts suicideMarch 14, 2016In “Crime”T&T teacher slain by relative during quarrelFebruary 27, 2018In “latest news”T&T woman facing 109 fraud charges escapes from police custodyNovember 29, 2017In “latest news” (Trinidad Guardian) A 35-year-old mother of three, who had recently taken out a restraining order against a man she knew, was found dead in St James last night.Killed: Nadine SmithPolice said there was a single gunshot wound to the head. Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect, who is believed to have gone into hiding.According to police reports, at about 8 pm officers acting on information received went to Dundonald Hill where they found the woman, who was identified as Nadine Smith. Smith was married five years ago.Up to late last night investigators were still on the scene gathering details.However, speaking to the T&T Guardian under strict anonymity, a close friend of Smith, who was very distraught, described Smith as a “gentle and loving soul”. She said Smith often attended church and was known as a “woman of serious faith”.“She was the most humble person you would ever meet and her children were her world. She lived for them and to make them happy,” the friend said.“It is so shocking and sad to know she had to go in this inhumane way.”An investigating officer told T&T Guardian that Smith recently removed herself from an abusive relationship with a man she knew and added that she received several death threats afterwards.Smith’s murder was recorded as No. 263 for the year thus far.Investigations are continuing. read more

Corrections officers police arrest wanted man

first_imgState Department of Corrections officers and Vancouver police arrested a wanted man Thursday in a 9 a.m. raid at 3010 Kauffman Ave.Corrections officers had been looking for Roy J. Thompson, 32, for months, said Gelinda Amell, community corrections supervisor.She said Thompson had been convicted of a drug violation and later failed to report to corrections officers. An arrest warrant was issued for him as an absconder.On Thursday evening, Thompson was being held without bail in the Clark County Jail for the corrections violation, a jail official said. The corrections department will schedule a hearing in about two weeks.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.last_img

Oxford City Council announces living wage rise to £1002 an hour

first_imgOxford City Council has announced that the Oxford hourly living wage will rise from £9.69 to £10.02 in April 2019.The Oxford living wage is the minimum rate paid by the council to its workers, including agency staff. Any contractors who have contracts worth more than £100,000 are also expected to pay their staff and subcontractors the Oxford living wage.The move follows the announcement earlier this month of an increase in the voluntary living wage to £9 an hour for employees working across the UK, and £10.55 an hour for those working in London.The council is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation, which sets the voluntary living wage, and said that its minimum would be 95% of that of London because Oxford is a relatively expensive place to live.Voluntary living wage rates exceed the government’s national living wage, which is the statutory minimum paid to employees aged 25 and over, currently set at £7.83 an hour and due to increase to £8.21 from April 2019.Councillor Martyn Rush, living wage champion for Oxford City Council, said: “Oxford needs a pay rise. The Oxford living wage helps our employees afford to live with dignity. It also helps the council by improving staff motivation and retention, enabling us to provide better customer service.“A number of other local employers already pay the Oxford living wage, including the Oxford Bus Company, Campion Hall, Blackfriars College and My Life My Choice. Oxford City Council encourages other employers in Oxford to follow their lead and adopt the Oxford living wage.”Craig Simmons, councillor for St Mary’s and leader of the Green Party on the council, believes the city’s living wage should exceed that of London. He said: “Oxford is the least affordable city to live in the UK, and there is not the choice of accommodation that you can get in London. Commuting costs are also greater. Homelessness is also higher proportionally than in London. If anything, we need a higher living wage than London, not one which is lower.”last_img read more

Facebook lost control of our data Now its paying a record 5

first_img See All US Tech Policy US Tech Policy reading • Facebook lost control of our data. Now it’s paying a record $5 billion fine Tags • Facebook FTC settlement puts Zuck personally on the hook Aug 6 • Trump says he’s watching Google ‘very closely,’ slams CEO Sundar Pichai Aug 7 • Trump’s emissions and fuel economy rollbacks will cost Americans money, study says At one point in negotiations with Facebook, the FTC considered a higher fine, according to reporting from the Washington Post. There was also debate about whether to make Zuckerberg personally accountable for the company’s privacy screwups.”If the FTC is seen as traffic police handing out speeding tickets to companies profiting off breaking the law, then Facebook and others will continue to push the boundaries,” wrote Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, in a May letter to the FTC.In response to the FTC settlement, Facebook on Wednesday said it’s made large strides on privacy but more changes are in store.”We will be more robust in ensuring that we identify, assess and mitigate privacy risk,” wrote Facebook’s Colin Stretch in a blog post. “We will adopt new approaches to more thoroughly document the decisions we make and monitor their impact. And we will introduce more technical controls to better automate privacy safeguards.”The settlement also imposes other privacy requirements, including greater oversight over third-party apps and “clear and conspicuous notice” of its use of facial recognition. Facebook must also encrypt user passwords and regularly check for any passwords stored in plain text. In addition, the order prohibits the social network from using phone numbers it obtained to enable two-factor authentication for advertising and from “asking for email passwords to other services when consumers sign up for its services.”The US Department of Justice, which worked with the FTC, said it’s committed to making sure Facebook and other social media companies don’t mislead consumers about their personal information. “This settlement’s historic penalty and compliance terms will benefit American consumers, and the Department expects Facebook to treat its privacy obligations with the utmost seriousness,” said Jody Hunt, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s Civil Division, in a release.The FTC fine stems from Facebook’s inability to control the data of as many as 87 million of its users. That info ended up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy. The organization has been accused of using data gleaned from Facebook users to influence political campaigns, including the Brexit vote and the 2016 presidential campaign that led to the election of Donald Trump.Also on Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced it’ll fine Facebook $100 million as part of a settlement tied to a probe into the social network’s handling of users’ data. The investor protection agency alleged that Facebook’s public disclosures didn’t offer sufficient warning that developers and other third parties may, in obtaining user data, have violated the social network’s policies or failed to gain user permission. Originally published July 24 at 5:45 a.m. PT.Update at 6:24 a.m. PT: Adds statement by Mark Zuckerberg. 7:09 a.m. PT: Adds more details on the settlement and the statement by Jody Hunt.Watch our video on how to delete or disable your Facebook account: We walk you step-by-step on saving your data and removing your account. The FTC settlement could mark a turning point in how governments treat social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for bad behavior. Over the years, harassers, trolls and propagandists have taken advantage of the sites, which often don’t strictly enforce their own rules. That’s created increasingly toxic environments in which personal attacks, hatred and fake news spread. It’s also allowed the sites to be exploited by governments, such as Russia’s illegal influence in the 2016 US presidential election.Though the US is just starting its efforts to rein in tech, the European Union and the UK are ramping up privacy protections for their citizens. The EU has begun enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping law that requires companies to give people control over their data and to quickly inform them if data is mishandled. The UK, meanwhile, is considering new regulatory roles in government to safeguard internet users’ interests and punish companies that don’t. But none of them has yet taken on Facebook directly.The settlement follows months of negotiations after the FTC claimed Facebook had violated a 2011 agreement to protect user privacy after breaking promises to users that it would do so. In April, Facebook telegraphed that a deal was in the works by telling investors it was prepared to pay as much as $5 billion related to the FTC investigation. That’s significantly higher than the previous record, set when Google paid $22.5 million in a 2012 FTC settlement over tracking users. We have a responsibility to protect people’s privacy…now we’re going to set a completely new standard for our industry. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Share your voice Aug 6 • President Trump wants social media to catch shooters before they strike. It’s going to be hard Privacy Mark Zuckerberg Facebook FTC Now playing: Watch this: Jul 28 • Apple’s Q3 earnings are all about the iPhone 11 hints Governments around the world are figuring out how they want to punish Facebook for its privacy screwups. Getty Images Facebook is notching a record breaker. The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine over privacy violations and its failure to inform tens of millions of users about a data leak that happened years ago. The fine is the largest the US regulator has levied against a tech company.The settlement will require Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as other designated compliance officers, to certify that the company is taking steps to protect user privacy. A false statement could potentially expose them to penalties. The order also removes some of Zuckerberg’s control over privacy decisions by creating an independent privacy committee of the company’s board of directors. “Despite repeated promises to its billions of users worldwide that they could control how their personal information is shared, Facebook undermined consumers’ choices,” said FTC Chairman Joe Simons in a release. “The relief is designed not only to punish future violations but, more importantly, to change Facebook’s entire privacy culture to decrease the likelihood of continued violations.”The multibillion-dollar fine — which is in addition to a $100 million settlement with the US Securities Exchange Commission — marks the first significant punishment Facebook has received for the storm of privacy and security scandals that have engulfed the company for more than a year. The issues, which range from the spread of fake news to improperly secured personal data, have prompted governments around the world to consider regulating social networks.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement Wednesday that the social network would make “major structural changes” to how it builds products and conducts business.”We have a responsibility to protect people’s privacy,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We already work hard to live up to this responsibility, but now we’re going to set a completely new standard for our industry.” null 3:28 0 Politics Tech Industry Internet Onlinelast_img read more

India China in US blacklist for IP theft and patent violations

first_imgCybercrimes take almost $600 billion toll on the global economy, a new report has revealed.Creative CommonsChina continues to head the blacklist prepared by the US government on intellectual property theft and patent violations worldwide, a list including 11 countries and which also includes Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.In its “Special 301” annual report for 2018, the Office of the US Trade Representative Office (USTR) identifies “trading partners that do not adequately or effectively protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights or otherwise deny market access to US innovators and creators that rely on protection of their IP rights.”The blacklist includes 11 countries – Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Venezuela, the Efe news reported.The report “identifies foreign trading partners where IP protection and enforcement has deteriorated or remained at inadequate levels and where US persons who rely on IP protection have difficulty with fair and equitable market access.”The USTR document says that although Beijing did make some modest reforms to its judicial system over the past few years, it has not yet changed certain laws that enable Chinese firms to violate the intellectual property rights of foreign firms, including online piracy, counterfeiting and registering trademarks in bad faith, among other things.Specifically, the question of intellectual property is one of the main points of friction in the current trade negotiations between China and the US designed to put an end to the tariff and trade war launched by US President Donald Trump and to which Beijing has responded with similar measures.In second place on the list is India, with the USTR emphasising “longstanding deficiencies” in its IP framework and a lack of adequate measurable improvements concerning patents, copyrights, trade secrets and enforcement, along with new issues that are negatively affecting US right holders.Chile and Venezuela had been on the list last year, while Argentina was added this year because of “longstanding and well-known challenges to IP-intensive industries, including from the US. A key deficiency in the legal framework for patents is the unduly broad limitations on the patent-eligible subject matter,” the report states.The report acknowledges “progress” by Chilean authorities but emphasises that there continues to be significant digital piracy in that country, while regarding Venezuela the USTR warns that “significant uncertainty and deterred investments in innovation and IP in recent years” have placed it considerably below international standards.last_img read more

AME Black History Concert

first_imgHemingway Temple AME Church, located at 501 P Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. will sponsor a Black History Concert in honor of Esther Thompson, a member of the church, on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.  Guest choirs, soloists and groups from the area will be participating in this concert of praise, worship and song. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information, email Hemingwayame@gmail.com.last_img

NRL claps back at homophobic troll disgusted by samesex kiss

first_imgBBC News reporter targeted with vile homophobic abuseRugby player Israel Folau’s car has been confiscated after anti-gay commentsRugby club changes team name, but it’s already a gay bear groupRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nrl-claps-back-homophobic-troll-same-sex-kiss/ The National Rugby League (NRL) had the best response to a homophobic troll who expressed disgust over a same-sex kiss last night (22 June). Vanessa ‘Ness’ Foliaki and Karina Brown have been dating since 2014 but last night, they played in opposing teams in the State of Origin match.The State of Origin is a mini rugby league tournament where the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland go head-to-head.New South Wales won 16-10, but it’s what happened after the match that’s causing controversy.Love always wins #Origin #OurWay pic.twitter.com/yqQEq0dXPH— Women’s Rugby League (@WRugbyLeague) 22 June 2018Foliaki and Brown shared a cute kiss, then the NRL posted a photo of it to social media.They posted the photo to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the caption: ‘Love always wins #OurWay’‘Keep it off the field’The posts attracted mainly positive responses, but one commenter wasn’t happy at all.He replied: ‘There would be public outrage if two blokes kissed exactly like that after an Origin.‘Keep that crap to the dressing shed or at home. We don’t care if you are partners, girlfriends, lovers etc good luck to you, do what ever you want, no discrimination or judgement here just keep it off the field and let your football do the talking. GAYSTARNEWS- Vanessa Foliaki and Karina Brown. | Photo: @nessfoliaki / Instagramcenter_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… ‘Bad move NRL, there may be young girls coming through put off by this,’ he added.And then in response, the official NRL account wrote: ‘Hey Matt, welcome to 2018… can’t wait for you to join us!’And when the light went down and the crowds began to disperse, there was just Karina Brown and Vanessa Foliaki. Love it love. My game is for everyone. pic.twitter.com/RdHTizbbHU— LadiesWhoLeague (@LadiesWhoLeague) 22 June 2018Another person replied: ‘Already sexualising the women’s league, one step forward three steps back.’To which the NRL clapped back: ‘If we can post a [photo] of Cooper Cronk and his wife Tara kissing, then we can share a photo of Karina Brown and Ness Foliaki sharing a moment too.’The NRL has a recent history of supporting LGBTI rights.Controversy erupted last year when the NRL announced Macklemore as the headlining performer for the grand final match.This was during the time of the same-sex marriage plebiscite vote and Macklemore sang hit-song Same Love, which caused a stir around the country.The NRL also officially backed the Yes campaign for the marriage equality public vote.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Pope encourages ceasefire effort in Gaza conflict

first_img Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI says he is praying for victims of the conflict between Israel and Gaza militants and gave his encouragement for efforts to obtain a cease-fire and negotiations.He told his weekly public audience Wednesday that “hate and violence are not the solution for problems,” receiving applause from pilgrims in the Paul VI auditorium.Benedict called on both sides “to make courageous decisions in favor of peace” and end a conflict with “negative repercussions in the entire Middle East.” 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

Pardoned Akel official says incarceration was politicallymotivated conspiracy

first_imgThirty-eight inmates, 25 Greek Cypriots and 13 foreign nationals, were released from the Central Prison on a presidential pardon on Thursday, among them prominent Akel member Venizelos Zanettos, who had been serving 3.5 years over the Dromolaxia affair.In a statement, Zanettos, who was due for release on September 6, pledged to speak out about the substance of the case in due time.Akel’s former financial director, who has professed his innocence throughout the trial and his incarceration, said his “great ordeal” was the result of a politically-motivated conspiracy to undermine Akel and its standing in society.“As I have repeatedly said in my statements to the police, I did not and do not have any connection to the Dromolaxia scandal, and the extortion charge for which I convicted to 3.5 years in prison, is the result of fiction and fake testimony in court,” he said.“But despite my deep sense of injustice, I underwent this ordeal with dignity, always within the confines of the law and the Central Prison’s regulations.”Zanettos was found guilty for extorting land developer Nicos Lillis, between 2011 and 2012, into repaying debts amassed by Akel-affiliated Alki football club amounting to €650,000, threatening him with blocking his planned deal to build an office complex for state-owned telecoms company CyTA’s pension fund at inflated prices.Revelations on the substance of his conviction will be forthcoming “in due time, so that the public can be informed of the whole truth”, he warned.Zanettos complained of media reports and social-network posts suggesting that he had requested a pardon from President Nicos Anastasiades.“I categorically state that this is not true,” he said.“To those who have been ‘yearning’ for my release, I say that my normal release date was September 6, so my ‘pardon’ is equal to 26 days.”Zanettos then thanked Akel leader Andros Kyprianou and former President Demetris Christofias for their “unequivocal support throughout this time”, and Greek Communications Minister Nicos Pappas, who visited him twice at the Central Prison.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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