Moving from megabytes to gigabytes Ottawa pledges 50M for Arctic internet

first_imgIQALUIT, Nunavut – The federal government has promised to contribute nearly $50 million to bring high-speed internet to Nunavut where some of the poorest and most expensive service in Canada has long been considered an economic drag.The money, together with $73 million from regional service provider Northwestel, will put satellite dishes and ground stations in all 25 Nunavut communities, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday in Iqaluit.“We’re moving from megabytes to gigabytes.”Everyone from local users to federal committee members has long identified poor internet as a major barrier to northern development.Current internet speeds in Nunavut are, at best, about three megabytes per second — enough to transmit just one medium-sized picture.Earlier this year, a report to then-Indigenous and northern affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett found internet access to be a greater concern among northerners than environmental conservation. The drag poor internet access has had on Arctic development has been pointed out in studies dating back to 2011.Mining companies have had to courier documents to northern regulators because internet connections couldn’t handle the file sizes. An Iqaluit band that recorded a music video to accompany its latest release found it couldn’t be uploaded.The new satellite dishes are expected to provide speeds of between five and 15 megabytes per second. Broadband capacity is expected to increase by 20 times.The dishes will be built over a three-year period, said Northwestel vice-president Curtis Shaw. The first communities are to be hooked up by early next year.All satellites will be open access for other providers, he said.The new dishes are expected to open a broad range of possibilities for northerners, said Shaw.“You think about a school having video-conferencing in the school, having distance education, a field trip to a museum.“From a health-care standpoint, you can now start sending results and use the internet for diagnostic tools. For an elder, it could mean not travelling out of the community for service.”Shaw said costs are also expected to come down.“We’re expecting costs will drop to the end user.”Actual Arctic internet users were dubious about Thursday’s announcement. Several pointed out on Twitter that five megabytes per second is still slow.“That’s the CRTC’s minimum requirement from about six years ago,” tweeted someone under the name of Ryan Oliver.Another said that by the time the satellite dishes are in place, increased demand will eat up any gains in speed.“Satellite is pointless,” tweeted someone under the name of Kyle Sheppard.Bains said the government remains committed to a fibre-optic link for northern communities.“We continue to look at that option and other options as well. We felt this was an important step in the short term to be able to use new satellite technology to provided that backbone infrastructure.”Bains said the project fulfils a government promise.“It’s about equality of opportunity. We want people to have the tools they need to succeed.”Many northerners are heavy internet users. Social media such as Facebook helps connect with relatives and friends in distant communities where travel is expensive. Such services are also widely used to trade items such as country foods.— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow him on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

A timeline of events in the Jaspal Atwal affair

first_imgOTTAWA – Controversy has swirled since a man who was convicted of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister in 1986 showed up at a reception for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India last month. Here is a timeline of events in the Jaspal Atwal affair:Feb. 21: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to reassure Indian political leaders that his government repudiates violent Sikh extremism suffers an embarrassing setback with the revelation that Atwal — a Canadian Sikh convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister in 1986 — has been invited to attend events with the prime minister during Trudeau’s visit to India. A photo emerges of Atwal posing with Trudeau’s wife at a reception in Mumbai.Feb. 22: An invitation for Atwal to a reception in New Delhi is rescinded by the Prime Minister’s Office.Feb. 23: A senior Canadian official with knowledge of security issues says Canadian authorities believe it was no accident that Atwal was suddenly allowed into India and was able to make his way onto the guest list for two receptions with Trudeau. The official, speaking to a briefing arranged by the PMO on the condition of anonymity, says the suggestion has been made that Atwal’s presence was arranged by factions within the Indian government who refuse to believe there is no risk posed to a united India by Sikh separatists living abroad.Feb. 24: Trudeau travels back to Canada.Feb. 25: Atwal tells the Canadian Press he has a good relationship with Trudeau and bowed out of the reception in New Delhi because he wanted to save the prime minister further embarrassment. The PMO says there is no merit to Atwal’s assertions.Feb. 26: A Conservative bid for an emergency meeting on the Atwal affair fizzles as the chairman of the House of Commons committee on national security says Tory MP Pierre Paul-Hus did not receive the required notices of support from at least four MPs to initiate an emergency meeting.Feb. 27: Trudeau stands by the senior government official who suggested factions within the Indian government were involved in sabotaging the prime minister’s visit to India. He says when a top diplomat and security official says something “it’s because they know it to be true.”Feb. 28: India’s Ministry of External Affairs issues a statement saying the Indian government had no role in Atwal being invited.March 1: Liberal MPs on the national security committee thwart a Conservative bid to summon the government’s national security adviser over the Atwal affair.March 8: Atwal tells a news conference he contacted Liberal MP Randeep Sarai to see if there was a chance for him to attend a reception with Trudeau while he was in India. Sarai had previously taken responsibility for the invitation. Atwal’s lawyer, Rishi Gill, says his client was never in contact with the Indian government to act on its behalf.last_img read more

Kin of deceased patient cry medical negligence

first_imgKolkata: Kin of a patient, who lost his life due to alleged medical negligence at Care and Cure Nursing Home in Barasat, lodged a complaint with the district magistrate of North 24-Parganas against a doctor at the nursing home.The victim, Kamal Dutta, a resident of Nabapally in Barasat died at the nursing home a few days ago. The family members of the deceased patient said Dutta was admitted to the nursing home as he was suffering from piles. Doctors said the patient needed a surgery. The daughter of the deceased patient, Arpita Dutta, alleged that the patient died due to a serious medical negligence by a doctor at the time of the operation. Dutta said a complaint was lodged against a nursing home doctor with West Bengal Medical Council and West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission. The family members of the victim demanded cancellation of the accused doctor’s licence. Kin of the victim urged the District Magistrate to take stern action against the doctor. They also protested against the accused doctor and demanded an explanation from him. The protest led to a chaos at the nursing home.last_img read more

Belgium takes Senegal to UN court over prosecution of former Chadian president

20 February 2009Belgium has instituted proceedings against Senegal, pressing for the prosecution of a former Chadian president accused of mass torture and other human rights abuses, in the United Nations court that adjudicates disputes between States. Belgium has instituted proceedings against Senegal, pressing for the prosecution of a former Chadian president accused of mass torture and other human rights abuses, in the United Nations court that adjudicates disputes between States.In the latest development of a dispute between the two countries that goes back to 2000, yesterday Belgium asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – based in The Hague, Netherlands – to weigh in on its demand that Senegal prosecute or extradite former Chadian president Hissène Habré, who is now under house arrest in the West African country.“Senegal’s failure to prosecute Mr. Habré, or to extradite him to Belgium to answer for the crimes against humanity which are alleged against him, violates the general obligation to punish crimes against international humanitarian law,” Belgium’s application read.The European State, which issued an international arrest warrant for Mr. Habré in 2005, also requested the court for provisional measures, pending a ruling, to ensure that the former president remains in custody in the meantime.Mr. Habré ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990, when he was overthrown and went into exile in Senegal, and it is alleged that during his rule thousands of Chadians were tortured and unlawful killings and other serious human rights violations took place. He was charged in February 2000 by a lower court in Dakar, the Senegalese capital, but an appeals court later ruled that Senegalese courts did not have the legal competence to try such cases if they were perpetrated in another country. In April 2008, however, Senegal’s National Assembly adopted an amendment to the constitution that together with previous changes allowed the country’s legal system to deal with such cases. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at the time, Louise Arbour, welcomed the move as “a very positive development in the struggle to strengthen accountability and an important step forward in the never-ending fight against impunity.” In today’s application, however, Belgium’s complaint points out that since then Senegal has cited financial difficulties preventing it from bringing Mr. Habré to trial. Under conventional international law, it said, “Senegal’s failure to prosecute Mr. Habré, if he is not extradited to Belgium to answer for the acts of torture that are alleged against him, violates the Convention against Torture… [and] numerous texts of derived law (institutional acts of international organizations) and treaty law.” read more

SecretaryGeneral urges more action on eliminating antipersonnel mines

“Anti-personnel mines continue to kill, maim and terrorize populations while denying communities the means to rebuild their lives,” he said in a message to the Tenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Convention in Geneva. “Commitment alone is not enough. To reach the Convention’s objectives and ensure a positive impact on people’s lives we need greater efforts, capacity building and resources.”Formally known as the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, the treaty has 156 States parties, with 39 still remaining to sign on. In 2008 alone, there were more than 5,000 casualties from landmines which continue to kill and maim decades after they are laid.Citing the accomplishments, Mr. Ban noted that over 42 million mines have been destroyed, production and transfer are almost non-existent, vast territories have been cleared and released for peaceful and productive use, and survivors have benefited through improved rehabilitation and reintegration assistance.“In short, the Convention has become an indispensable element of humanitarian disarmament frameworks as well as a key forum for cooperation and assistance in creating a mine-free world,” he said in the message, delivered by Sergei Ordzhonikidze, Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva, renewing his call to all States that have not yet done so to accede to the Convention as soon as possible.“The Mine Ban Convention and other recent treaties on conventional weapons should spur Member States to further examine the impact of other weapons and identify appropriate ways and means to address the humanitarian, socio-economic and environmental concerns associated with their use,” he added. “This is especially true of explosive weapons used in populated areas. I encourage States to take bold action and achieve progress in responding to these challenges.”One of these treaties, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, entered into force on 1 August 2010, and 108 nations have signed it, with 46 of them also ratifying it. 29 November 2010Despite “undeniable” progress much more needs to be done to eliminate the horrors posed by anti-personnel mines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting of States parties to an international treaty banning their use and production. read more

BC premier close to endorsing Kitimat refinery plans

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark has come close to offering her government’s endorsement of a proposed $25-billion oil refinery development at Kitimat in northwest British Columbia.Clark told the B.C. legislature Thursday the oil refinery proposal being put together by media mogul David Black nearly meets the province’s five conditions for allowing heavy oil initiatives in the province.“Our government wants to use every tool at our disposal to move the proposal forward where it can be judged on its merits by a robust, rigorous, and most importantly, independent environmental process from political influence,” she said.Clark didn’t mention by name the Enbridge (TSX:ENB) Inc., Northern Gateway proposal to build a pipeline from northern Alberta to Kitimat to export Alberta oil to Asia on board supertankers.She compared the Black proposal to her government’s support of liquefied natural gas exports.“Our government takes the view that we should work together to address legitimate environmental and safety concerns and find a way to get to ’Yes,’ on projects that will grow our economy,” she said.Clark noted Black’s proposal calls for 6,000 construction jobs and 3,000 full-time jobs once the project is complete. She said refining oil in B.C. keeps more money in the province and with Black driving the development, ensures the project is B.C.-owned.Clark said the project would be the largest private sector investment in the province’s history.Black said Wednesday in Vancouver the Kitimat Clean Ltd. project would include an oil refinery to be built 25 kilometres north of Kitimat to process 550,000 barrels a day from Alberta’s oil sands.The projected capital cost of the refinery is $16 billion. The plan also includes a $6-billion oil pipeline and a $2-billion gas pipeline. It may also incorporate its own ocean-going tankers at a cost of $1 billion, Black said.Black said he’s on the verge of signing a memorandum of understanding with a consortium of investors, though he would not name the participants.The owner of Black Press said he originally planned the refinery at the terminus of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, saying he hoped the plan would shift the debate about that project, which has sparked widespread criticism in B.C. from many who believe the environmental risk is too great.Black said he’s met with Enbridge officials and is still open to working with them, but he thinks the original Northern Gateway plan likely will have to be reworked or scrapped.He said there has been and still is little interest in the oil patch for a refinery, but oil producers will be happy to sell the oil.Coastal First Nations spokesman Art Sterritt said First Nations groups already have concerns with the way Black has decided to go public with his refinery plans.Coastal First Nations is an umbrella group representing some of the largest aboriginal groups in B.C.’s north and central coasts.“He’s (Black) already made the same mistake that Enbridge has made and that is going public and trying to jam people on a project before you actually go and talk to the First Nations,” said Sterritt.Clark said the refinery proposal comes close to meeting B.C.’s five conditions supporting heavy oil developments. The conditions include meeting strict environmental codes and ensuring the province receives adequate compensation, but they have caused tensions between Alberta and B.C. over Northern Gateway.She said Black’s plan calls for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and offers less environmental risk from oil tanker shipping accidents due to the use of smaller vessels.Energy Minister Rich Coleman said Black’s project may end up on provincial land in the Kitimat area.“We have Crown land up and around the Kitimat area that’s held for industrial use, so we’d be able to look at that for that type of use,” he said.Opposition New Democrat energy critic John Horgan, who said Clark’s statement in the legislature sounded as if she was reading a news release written by Black himself, said he will meet with Black on Monday to discuss his proposal.Horgan noted any refinery is years down the road. read more

New Brunswick budget to provide targeted spending as debt worries grow

FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick government will bring in targeted spending increases in its budget Tuesday, with fiscal balance remaining years away.A government source with knowledge of the budget to be presented by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers says the document includes a 5.4 per cent hike in grants to community colleges, and funding for “research and strategic initiatives.”The source said it will also mean a five per cent increase in funds available for financial assistance for both university and community college students.The increase takes funding for those areas from almost $162 million last year to $170.3 million in the upcoming budget — the Liberals’ third.Meanwhile, the budget includes $2.4 million more for pre-school autism intervention programs, and there will be a small decrease to the small business tax effective April 1 this year, from 3.5 to three per cent.During a pre-budget news conference in a Fredericton public park, Rogers said her government remains committed to balancing the budget by 2020-21 by gradually reducing annual deficits.“None of us like debt and I can tell you fiscal responsibility is important to us … but I also want to say we’ll remain committed to protecting programs of health and education. This is what New Brunswickers want,” she said.Tom Bateman, a political scientist at St. Thomas University, says the $13.4 billion debt remains the fiscal elephant in the room — with every citizen’s share at about $18,000.In the province’s third quarter update, the finance department said the 2016-17 deficit is currently expected to add about $230 million to the total, not including any portions of the contingency funds that may be needed.Bateman said Premier Brian Gallant is walking a tightrope, dealing with the debt without making cuts to basic services that will could cause the Liberals major political damage.“The Gallant government has turned out to be fairly cautious. It’s not interested in rocking the fiscal boat too much,” he said in a telephone interview.He refers to the small spending increases as “drop in the bucket kind of stuff,” amidst rising pressures to keep spending more on health care as the population ages.“It’s a very difficult thing for New Brunswick governments to get ahold of … as a result our net debt grows and we’re fortunate to be in a low-interest environment and that’s what is keeping this livable.”He said as net debt grows, it’s consuming about eight per cent of the province’s spending and he predicts that will continue to climb.Bateman argues that the Atlantic provinces will ultimately need changes to federal transfer payments to assist with their debt problems, but adds it’s not clear the political will for this exists in other regions of Canada.Rogers said she expected to outline Tuesday how a recent agreement with the federal Liberals for health spending will assist in funding hospitals and care. New Brunswick budget to provide targeted spending as debt worries grow by Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 6, 2017 2:45 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 6, 2017 at 3:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN honours Nelson Mandela as champion of peace reconciliation

Condolences expressed to a member of the South Africa delegation on the passing of Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard UN Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (left) and General Assembly President John Ashe pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard ‹ › Mr. Mandela’s ground-breaking legacy and inspirational spirit was also hailed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who spoke to the press soon after the South African leader’s passing was announced. Calling him a “giant for justice,” the UN chief said Mr. Mandela “showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us – if we believe, dream and work together for justice and humanity.” Recalling his memories of meeting Mr. Mandela, the Secretary-General said he had been deeply touched and inspired. “When I praised him for his lifelong contribution to end apartheid he said ‘It is not only me, but hundreds and hundreds of known and unknown people that contributed.’ That has stuck with me ever since.” Among the many tributes pouring in from across the UN system to honour Mr. Mandela, the Security Council, which stopped a public meeting yesterday afternoon to hold a moment of silence, issued a statement last night expressing deep admiration for the “moral and political leadership” he displayed and his decisive role in shaping the peaceful transition to a united and democratic South Africa. See a compilation of photos of Mr. Mandela’s activities at the UN. In her remarks, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said she remembers well how, when Mr. Mandela was finally released from prison, feelings in South Africa were boiling: feelings of hatred, “a thirst for revenge, a burning desire to discriminate against those who had so ruthlessly discriminated against us. I shared some of those feelings – it was hard not to, after living so many long years under apartheid.” But, she said, Mr. Mandela refused to go down that path, just as earlier he had refused to make a deal to win his own freedom in return for selling out on the principles of the liberation movement. “He turned it all around with words. He told us to throw our spears and guns into the sea. He told us to set aside our desire for vengeance and work for a South Africa not just free of racism, but free of all types of discrimination.” As a young lawyer, Ms. Pillay acted as a defence attorney for anti-apartheid activists, exposing torture, and helping establish key rights for prisoners on Robben Island. In 1995, after the end of apartheid, Mr. Mandela appointed her to be the first black woman judge on the South African High Court. Later, he launched her international career when he asked her to serve as a judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), where she served a total of eight years, including four as President. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said the agency and the entire AIDS community are heartbroken by the passing of the global statesman, whom he hailed as a “passionate advocate for people living with HIV.” He said that Mr. Mandela’s actions helped save millions of lives and transformed health in Africa. “He broke the conspiracy of silence and gave hope that all people should live with dignity,” said Mr. Sidibé, explaining that Mr. Mandela devoted much of his time advocating for access to HIV treatment, ending stigma and ensuring all babies are born free of the virus. “He was my personal hero and showed me that even in the face of adversity it is possible to realize your dreams and move mountains, the agency chief added. Hailing Mr. Mandela as “a giant among men,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said the South African leader had taught the world an enduring lesson about the power of peace and reconciliation, the importance of forgiveness and respect for the dignity of all people. “the Greatest tribute we can pay him is to carry on his message of hope and to continue the fierce defence of the value she stood for,” she said.Mr. Mandela’s life and legacy were honoured by a host of other United Nations officials, including António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Jose Graziano Da Silva, Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Guy Ryder, Director-General of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Executive Director of UN Women, and Hamadoun Toure , Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The staffof the UN World Food Programme also honoured the South African leader. The United Nations family today mourned the loss – and celebrated the enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace advocate who passed away yesterday at the age of 95. As the UN flag was lowered to half-staff over the world body’s Headquarters in New York, the 193-member General Assembly held a moment of silence to honour the memory of the man affectionately known as “Madiba,” who emerged from 27 years of imprisonment to become South Africa’s first black President and is known worldwide for his compassionate yet determined efforts to dismantle the country’s legacy of apartheid. “Today, in this Assembly of Nations, we mourn the loss of Mr. Nelson Mandela, one of our world’s greatest leaders,” said Assembly President John Ashe, who added that the example of Mr. Mandela’s life and actions, “demonstrates the difference one person can make in the face of adversity, oppression and prejudice, while maintaining a disposition of humility, humour and modesty that is so rare amongst people of his stature.” In his remarks, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson hailed Mr. Mandela’s courage, farsightedness, political skills, and kindness, adding that: “In a world too often riven and divided by vicious cycles of violence and revenge, perhaps the most impressive of President Mandela’s gifts was his power of forgiveness, his ability to overcome bitterness and hatred.” “We remember Nelson Mandela today. But we should carry his spirit with us every day,” continued Mr. Eliasson. “It means, speaking out against prejudice and discrimination wherever we see their dark manifestations. It means, standing up against the indignity and deprivation that millions of our fellow human beings still suffer around the world.” Secretary General Ban Ki Moon speaks to the media on the death of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2nd right) and leaders attending the Élysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa observe a minute of silence in honour of Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras The General Assembly observes a minute of silence in honour of the late Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard read more

Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 5 October 2012

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Isilsupporters accused of plotting terror attack using driverless car bomb to spare

After the pair were arrested in the early hours of December 19 last year, three air rifles, two Samurai swords, a wine bottle full of sulphuric acid, homemade fireworks, and “a variety of improvised homemade fuses” were discovered at Star’s property, Ms Whyte said.The court heard how officers investigating Salah’s home discovered gunpowder and a “viable pyrotechnic fuse”.The pair both deny preparing an act of terrorism, and their trial, which is expected to last four weeks, continues on Wednesday. Of the other defendant, Ms Whyte said: “It is entirely conceivable that Andy Star’s extreme views developed a relatively short time before the events with which we are now concerned.” The bomb squad in Chesterfield The bomb squad in Chesterfield “Andy Star had access to the materials necessary to conduct small test runs with explosives and Star was making those devices in his flat.”The court also heard the ideology of Salah, of Brunswick Road, Sheffield, was evident in his social media messages, with Ms Whyte telling how his communications reflected “his affiliation to Islamic State”. On November 29 last year, he is said to have shared a 58-minute long propaganda video “designed to inspire supporters of IS but also designed to frighten those who do not support IS”, which showed scenes of warfare, beheadings and executions.Ms Whyte said that Salah had told a contact he would consider Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the caliph of Islamic State, to be a kafir, or unbeliever, if he failed to live up to “the very high standards imposed by Salah’s radical and militant form of Islam”.The prosecutor added that he had regularly expressed a desire to travel to the Sham, referring to the “wide areas of the Middle East including Syria and Iraq, parts of which Islamic State had tried to occupy”.On other messages, Salah had allegedly offered to pass over funds to a member of a Salafist Jihadist militant group. Two men accused of jointly plotting a terror attack were attempting to manufacture an explosive device involving a driverless car to spare their own lives, a court has heard.Andy Star, 32, who lived and worked at the Mermaid Fish Bar on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, and Farhad Salah were working together in a bid to make the weapon, Sheffield Crown Court was told.On Tuesday, prosecutor Anne Whyte QC told the court how the pair were supporters of terrorist organisationIslamic State, and how Salah had arrived in the UK in 2014, but had not had his asylum claim determined prior to his arrest.She said: “The prosecution allege that Farhad Salah and Andy Star had decided that improvised explosive devices could be made and used in a way here in the UK that spared their own lives preferably but harmed others they considered to be infidels.”During her opening speech, Ms Whyte read a message, sent by 23-year-old Salah in December 2017, in which he told a contact: “My only attempt is to find a way to carry out martyrdom operation with cars without driver, everything is perfect only the programme is left.”Describing how this was evidence Salah was “attack planning”, Ms Whyte added: “But he was not planning alone. The Mermaid fish bar The Mermaid fish bar Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Weir Minerals Africa supplies screens for Arcelor Mittal

first_imgWeir Minerals Africa has designed and manufactured nine 3 m by 6.7 m double-deck vibrating Enduron screens for Arcelor Mittal’s iron ore project in Liberia. AMEC Minproc Canada was responsible for the engineering and process design of the plan.Winchester Maphosa, Product Manager for Screens said: “In terms of Enduron screens, this is one of the largest projects we have undertaken since Weir acquired Linatex. It is a really good reference for us in such a remote location, as it showcases the full capabilities of Weir Minerals Africa as a complete solutions provider.”Weir Minerals Africa also supplied a total system that comprised feed and discharge chutes and isolation frames for the screens in order to dampen vibration and thereby prevent damage to the structures that support the screens. Maphosa explains that the screens are arranged in three modules of three screens each, with each module having its own feed distribution system.“The distribution systems supplied essentially split the feed into three. We also supplied all the piping up to the feed chutes. The cast iron distributors were developed in house and manufactured at the Weir Heavy Bay Foundry in Port Elizabeth,” Maphosa says. The contract also comprised ancillary equipment such as Isogate valves and steel pipes and hoses lined with Linatex rubber. Linatex rubber lining was also used to line the feed and discharge chutes.Maphosa says that Weir Minerals Africa has been liaising closely with AMEC Minproc Canada in terms of the overall process solution and system for the iron ore project.“This showcases our ability not only as an equipment supplier, but also as a process solutions provider which includes the entire system in which that equipment is incorporated. In addition, we can provide assistance with compiling a process layout for use by project houses.”Weir Minerals Africa will supervise the installation and commissioning to ensure that the Enduron screens perform according to specifications once on site.“We design and manufacture the screens and then test them in the workshop prior to despatch to see that they operate as expected. The logistics of transporting screens of this size poses a huge challenge by itself, as they have to be delivered to site as complete units. While the screens themselves are 3 m wide, there are additional 600 mm wide brackets on each side that render them even wider than usual.”Maphosa says this was a particularly exciting project for Weir Minerals Africa, as it had to dovetail specifically with the process layout provided by AMEC Minproc Canada.“With these kinds of projects you always want to ensure that you have spares on hand, whether it is consignment stock or spares acquired specifically by the customer. Africa remains a key focus, especially countries such as Liberia and Guinea, where major Greenfield iron ore projects are imminent. Many West African countries still have a vast wealth of mineral resources that can be tapped into. There are obvious challenges in terms of declining commodity prices and a difficult economic environment globally. However, Weir Minerals Africa is positioned ideally to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the continent and to supply its customers with complete solutions to their mineral processing requirements,” Maphosa comments.last_img read more

Dead Space 2 Severed DLC out March 1

first_imgWith the success of Visceral Games’ Dead Space 2 it was only a matter of time before a DLC pack was released. And from the brief video below we can see that this could offer the same pants-wetting action as the main game.The Severed DLC this will follow the story of security officer Gabe Weller (across two single-player chapters), who some fans may remember from the game Dead Space Extraction. As a security officer Weller comes equipped with a special suit and an upgraded, more powerful Pulse Rifle. You may need the latter as the game features the return of the Twitcher, a grotesque enemy who first appeared in the original Dead Space game.AdChoices广告Dead Space 2: Severed will be available March 1 worldwide on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network for $6.99 or 560 MS Points. Dead Space 2: Severed will be available March 2 on the PlayStation Network in Europe.Read more at the Dead Space 2 websitelast_img read more

Fishing report 427

first_imgSpring chinook fishing in the lower Columbia is done until late May — at the earliest — as sportsmen have come close to filling their early-season quota.Washington and Oregon released numbers on Tuesday that show a kept catch of 6,482 adult spring chinook destined for waters upstream of Bonneville Dam. Add in the handling mortality on released fish and the number gets close to the early-season allocation of 6,905.Total catch is 8,947 fish adding in chinook headed for the Willamette and other lower Columbia streams.An extension is expected to be announced next week for the spring chinook fishery between Bonneville Dam and the Washington-Oregon border, east of Umatilla, Ore. That fishery is scheduled to close May 5, but has barely started due to slow fish passage at Bonneville Dam.Angling effort now shifts to the lower Willamette River, plus Wind River and Drano Lake in the Columbia Gorge.• Walleye fishing remains good in the upper end of The Dalles pool,• Kokanee catches continue sporadic in Merwin Reservoir.Angler checks from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Tongue Point to Wauna power lines, 58 boaters with 12 adult spring chinook kept and two released. (ODFW)Downstream of Puget Island, 243 boaters with 111 adult spring chinook and four jack chinook kept plus 11 adult chinook released. (WDFW)Cathlamet, 93 boaters with 34 adult spring chinook and three jack chinook kept plus two adult chinook released; 18 bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Longview, 613 boaters with 108 adult spring chinook, nine jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus 17 adult chinook and one jack released; 31 bank rods with one adult chinook kept. (WDFW)last_img read more

Real Madrid is the dream for everyone says Hazard

first_imgChelsea star Eden Hazard has once more suggested that he would be open to completing a move to Real Madrid this summer after reiterating that playing for the club would be a dreamThe European champions are currently set to sell their star man Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer and will likely use the €100m fee they will generate from the sale to pursue new transfer targets.One of those targets could be Hazard, who has been heavily linked with Real in the past and has put talks with Chelsea over a contract extension on hold for the past year.While the departure of his idol Zinedine Zidane is a blow, Hazard insisted that it would not have any influence in his decision to join Real.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.He told beIN SPORTS: “Does Real make me dream less without Zidane? Zidane is someone special, it’s true, but I think Real’s everyone’s dream,”“Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey is special but the blue jersey [of Chelsea] suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay.”Following news of Ronaldo’s anticipated departure, both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have been named as the ideal candidates to succeed the Portuguese superstar.However, Hazard has proved himself to be an exciting talent at the biggest football competition of them all in the World Cup and his performances for the remainder of Belgium’s campaign could have a telling effect on his chances of arriving at the Spanish capital this summer.last_img read more

Minority Organizations Protest Trumps Abbotts Policies at Galleria Area

first_imgListen Galleria protest:— Florian Martin (@Florian_News887) February 3, 2017 – / 15Organizers from different minority communities kicked-off the nationwide movement #NoBanNoWall protest on the corner of Post Oak Boulevard and Westheimer  in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, as well as temporarily halting the country’s refugee program.The organizers also protested Trump’s plans to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico and some of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s policies, they said. Share 00:00 /00:48center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X last_img

Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

first_imgBy DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman’s sexual history if she didn’t drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday.In the letter, a person identifying himself as R. Kelly warned a lawyer for the woman, Faith Rodgers, that if she persisted with the suit, she would be “subjected to public opinion.”Faith Rodgers, left, accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred speaks during a news conference about R&B singer R. Kelly in New York, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly .” He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)The letter said the singer would demand medical documentation of her claim that he gave her herpes, force her to turn over texts and social media posts, and have “10 personal male witnesses testifying under oath about her sex life.”“If Ms. Rodgers really cares about her own reputation she should cease her participation and association with the organizers of this negative campaign,” the letter said.A lawyer for R. Kelly in Chicago, Steve Greenberg, denied the letter’s authenticity, saying it “looks fake.”“It obviously was not authored or signed by Mr. Kelly, nor sent on his behalf,” Greenberg said. “He doesn’t write letters.”The letter was sent in October to one of Rodgers’ lawyers in New York, a few weeks after the singer was served with the lawsuit accusing him of demeaning her, locking her in rooms and vehicles, and subjecting her to “non-permissive, painful and abusive sex.”Attorney Gloria Allred, left, Faith Rodgers, center, and Michelle Kramer, mother of Dominique Gardner, participate in a news conference about R&B singer R. Kelly in New York, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly has been under fire since the recent airing of a Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly .” He has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Rodgers, 21, said she met Kelly as a 19-year-old after a concert in San Antonio. She participated in the recently aired Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which catalogued years of accusations against the singer.“We are here today to let Mr. Kelly know in no uncertain terms that he cannot and will not intimidate his alleged victims into keeping silent about their allegations,” one of her lawyers, Gloria Allred, said at the news conference Monday.“No woman should be victim-shamed, harassed or retaliated against because she asserted her rights and spoke her truth,” Rodgers added.The Associated Press does not typically name people alleging sexual abuse unless they come forward publicly, as Rodgers has done.Kelly has vehemently denied any wrongdoing.The letter send to Rodgers’ New York lawyer, Lydia Hills, also lectured her in sometimes nonsensical terms about her understanding of the law.“This is to enlighten you concerning the presumption of court appearances that you may not be aware of since attorneys are taught a coloring of law and not Canon or Common Law. Color-of-Law is NOT law. It’s fiction for corporate fictions of which I am not.”The letter writer added later that, “I am exempt and not subject to this court so I don’t know why you are even addressing me.”Also Monday, the Chicago Tribune published a story detailing court records it obtained on a July lawsuit seeking payment of $174,000 in back rent and other costs for his Chicago recording studio.The documents include a signed eviction notice, which was put on hold until Jan. 21 for Kelly to pay.The studio has been the site of recent protests against Kelly, with those involved calling on promoters to stop booking his concerts.last_img read more

Fire audit of unaffected blocks to be conducted at Bagri Market Hakim

first_imgKolkata: In his first visit to the Fire Directorate on Mirza Ghalib Street after taking over as the state Fire minister, Firhad Hakim made it clear that fire audit will be conducted for all the blocks at Bagri Market, which have not been damaged by the fire that broke outin September. “We will carry out fire audit of five blocks at the market which remained unaffected in the major fire. Fire licences will be issued to the traders only after we get a nod from the audit team,” Hakim said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “IIT Roorkee which inspected Bagri Market right after the incident of fire has already given its clearance to the five unaffected blocks. It is yet to give clearance to the one block that was severely affected. The senior engineers of KMC and Fire department will visit IIT Roorkee and discuss the issue with the latter following which we will decide on its fate,” the minister said. The minister claimed 100 percent debris of the damaged market place has Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedbeen cleared. He also announced that the Fire department will develop a fire station at Burrabazar area and develop the infrastructure so that water from River Ganga can be brought through a pipeline to ensure uninterrupted availability of water during a fire breakout. This issue will be taken up with the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT). Talking about modernization plans, the minister said a proposal will be soon forwarded for the recruitment of women fire fighters. “We are procuring as many as 100 motorbikes with fire fighting infrastructure so that fires on narrow lanes and bylanes can be addressed efficiently,” Hakim added. Immediately after taking charge of the Fire department, Hakim had maintained that fire audit will be compulsory for the high-rises, shopping malls, market complexes and business establishments of similar nature once in a year. Malls and market places might also lose their right to do business if they don’t conduct the audit every year. Fire drills have also been made mandatory every three months. He also announced that all the fire stations will be connected through GPS system so that if there is any distress call at 101 the nearest fire station can respond at the earliest. The Fire department is also thinking of developing logistic park adjacent to the markets so that people can collect goods from there. This will reduce the burden of combustible substances in the market.last_img read more

PayPal Spawn Have Advanced Where the Online Payments Giant Has Stood Still

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » This story originally appeared on Reuters Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read PayPal’s biggest threat as it prepares to split from eBay next year may come from former employees who back a crop of new businesses serving shoppers who increasingly prefer to pay with mobile phones rather than personal computers.Though none of the new companies have the breadth of services offered by PayPal, which has more than 152 million users and deep ties to merchants like Home Depot both online and off, they are entering areas that the once-nimble online-payments service should own – but doesn’t.Stripe, which helps merchants like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and car-sharing service Lyft accept payments made by smart phones, is backed by PayPal co-founder and former chief executive Peter Thiel and former chief financial officer Roelof Botha. Thiel co-founded Founders Fund while Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital.Square, a start-up that lets merchants accept credit-card payments over mobile phones and tablets with smaller fees than they had been paying via traditional credit-card networks, is also backed by Botha. Affirm, founded by Max Levchin, PayPal’s former chief technology officer, offers split-second financing to shoppers.”The reality is that innovation of payments is moving so fast and PayPal is behind the curve on every dimension,” said Keith Rabois, a former PayPal vice president who now backs both Stripe and Square through Khosla Ventures and sits on Affirm’s board. “I would expect that both (Stripe and Square) could be larger than PayPal.”PayPal’s spinoff, announced on Tuesday, comes as Apple prepares to launch its own mobile wallet, Apple Pay, a move that payments experts said may fundamentally shift the payments landscape by letting customers pay for goods in stores by tapping their phones at a compatible point-of-sale system. The payments are authorized by their fingerprint and incorporate some aspects of Stripe.Ebay said that as an independent company PayPal will be able to compete in all kinds of electronic payments. “PayPal’s opportunities have never been greater – it is a rapidly growing global leader in digital payments and the most trusted digital wallet,” an eBay spokeswoman said.Some early PayPal employees, known as the PayPal “mafia” around Silicon Valley, think the company still has some zip.”Most former senior PayPalians have been predicting some form of independence for a while,” said Levchin, adding that PayPal would be a more formidable competitor as a separate company.Other PayPal mafiosi said the company’s upcoming independence won’t be enough to overcome its reputation as risk-averse and late to adopt new technology, hampering its ability to recruit top engineers.”It’s a necessary, but not necessarily sufficient step, for PayPal,” Rabois said.The new competitors are poised to overtake PayPal when mobile transactions exceed those made using personal computers, analysts said.EBay bought payment gateway Braintree last year for about $800 million to bolster its presence on mobile devices, where PayPal has lagged other fast-growing startups. Braintree’s Venmo app allows consumers to make payments on their mobile phones and tablets.The deal may have come too late to compete with Stripe, founded in 2010 and now valued at $1.75 billion, which is now considered the leader in mobile transaction payments. General Catalyst, a venture fund that has backed Stripe since its founding, announced a program Tuesday that makes investments of up to $500,000 in start-ups that are built on top of Stripe, including Baremetrics, a company that helps businesses analyze data they get from Stripe.These upstarts have taken payment in directions PayPal was slow to try.Stripe, for example, pioneered a system where the user never leaves the merchant’s page to pay, compared with the PayPal method of drawing users temporarily to its own site to log in. Stripe’s technology, adopted by companies such as Lyft and delivery service Postmates, is especially effective for companies that use mobile apps.Stripe is also working with Alipay, the payments unit affiliated with Alibaba Group, the Chinese online juggernaut. Amazon and Google also beefing up their own payment services.”They have a lot of ground to make up,” John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, said of PayPal. “Maybe they can, maybe they can’t.”(Reporting by Sarah McBride and Deepa Seetharaman. Editing by John Pickering) October 2, 2014last_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “This is fantastic news, we will be bringing Super Bowl LVII back to the Valley of the sun in 2023,” Ducey said. “It was a big win, Arizona wins in this Super Bowl regardless.”Related LinksArizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023Arizona last hosted the Super Bowl in 2015.Before that, Arizona hosted the championship game in 2008 — also at the Glendale stadium, and in 1996 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. University of Phoenix Stadium has also hosted the 2015 Pro Bowl, 2007 and 2011 BCS National Championship games, and the 2016 College Football Playoff title game.Over 700 million dollars was pumped into the state’s economy as a result of the Super Bowl in 2015, but Ducey believes the impact could be greater in 2023.“We will probably see a billion dollar economic impact,” Ducey said. “We had 121,000 visitors here last time we hosted the Super Bowl, we had over a million people at Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix, all of those numbers are going to grow.“There’s 22 new hotels that will be in the Valley, there’s new miles of freeway. There’s a lot of things that will help with economic impact.”Arizona has faced criticism with past events due to the stadium being located in Glendale, a far drive from some of the state’s most popular venues in Scottsdale. Arizona was awarded the opportunity Wednesday to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023, bringing one of the biggest events in sports to the state for the fourth time.NFL owners voted unanimously at the league’s annual spring meeting in Atlanta this week, where Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau pitched the state.Ducey joined 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Burns & Gambo on Thursday, calling the opportunity to host the Super Bowl a “win” for the state. Despite the distance, Ducey says it brings an opportunity for visitors to experience all that Arizona has to offer for major events.“What I have heard people say is that the game may be in Glendale, but the party is in Scottsdale,” he said. “I think it is really an opportunity to showcase our state, the different cities and municipalities and put things together.”Before landing in Arizona, the Super Bowl will take place in Atlanta, Miami, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.A new procedure put to rest the old bid system. Starting with the 2023 game, the league will choose a city to be the host, sides will work on a contract, then that deal goes before owners for a vote.Ducey said he hopes to continue vying for the state to host the Super Bowl and other major events in the near future.“The one thing we do great in Arizona is we try harder, this is a startup state,” Ducey said. “I think you see this type of leadership in the business community where you have individuals like Michael Bidwill who step up and a governor like me who knows this is good for our state.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img (Matt Layman/KTAR News) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories 5 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Steve Granitz—Getty Images Justin Bieber attends the 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. they are rarely treated. a replica of the capsule in.VIEW MORERalph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images1 of 26space raceThe Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Remembering Grissom White and ChaffeeBen CosgroveJan 26 2014Men and women have been rocketing into space from the Earth’s surface for the past half-century — long enough that much of the general public now views space missions as relatively safe rote endeavors Sure inconceivably complex and technically nuanced projects like setting an SUV-sized state-of-the art roving laboratory on the surface of Mars — without breaking it — can still grab the world’s attention For countless people however when it comes to manned missions like the discontinued Space Shuttle program or flights to and from the International Space Station the thrill is long goneBut the business of space exploration is not and has never been safe Explosions fires parachute failures and other disasters have left scores of astronauts cosmonauts test pilots and crew workers dead and wounded through the years Some (Challenger and Columbia for example) are spectacular terrifying catastrophes Others are smaller quieter calamities — but for anyone involved who survives injured or not the experiences are life-changingHere LIFEcom recalls one of the worst disasters in NASA’s history — and its first public tragedy — when astronauts Gus Grissom Ed White and Roger Chaffee died in a fire inside their command module on a Cape Canaveral launchpad on Jan 27 1967 As TIME’s Jeffrey Kluger (the author of Apollo 13) once wrote when commemorating the three astronauts:Test pilots can sense straightaway if they’re working with a good vehicle or a bad one and the Apollo 1 crew knew almost immediately that they’d been assigned to a stinker By late 1966 the last of the sturdy two-man Gemini spacecraft had flown and NASA was rolling out the three-man Apollo ships that would at last carry men to the moon The spacecraft were sweet-looking machines but in test-runs on the pad they were a mess The electrical system fritzed the communications died repairs and upgrades were late in coming Most worrisome however was NASA’s insistence on continuing to use 100% pure oxygen in its atmospheric systems — an explosively flammable gas that had worked fine so far in the Mercury and Gemini ships but that could burn like gasoline in the presence of so much as an errant spark Early one Friday evening when the Apollo 1 astronauts were locked down in the spacecraft for a practice session out on the pad just such a spark got loose from a frayed wire next to Grissom’s seat In less than a minute all three men were dead For a while it seemed the Apollo program would perish tooThe program of course survived and less than three years after the 1967 launchpad fire Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins flew Apollo 11 to the moon and back — leaving human footprints on the lunar surface — in what some consider the signature triumph of the 20th century Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesLiz Ronk who edited this gallery is the Photo Editor for LIFEcom Follow her on Twitter at @LizabethRonkToday in a historic 5-3 decision the US Supreme Court struck down a Texas law designed to use medically unnecessary restrictions to shut down most of the states abortion clinics The decision reaffirms a womans constitutional right to access safe legal abortion but for poor women especially women of color in the South it may mean much more Ive been following this case very closelyI recently made a documentary called TRAPPED which documents the experiences of patients clinic workers and a remarkable African-American doctor named Willie Parker Making a film about abortion can unsettle you for many reasons Hearing women tell you they would love to have another child if only they could feed the ones they already have will break your heart When I met these women it occurred to me that if youve never had an abortion you cant know how much internal conflict accompanies that choice But I also have a very personal connection to this story and I didnt even start to fully understand it until I started researching for a short documentary that Im producing for ESSENCE and TIME magazines My grandfather was a family doctor in Harlem in the 1950s He would sometimes travel south to North Carolina to help his cousin Albert another doctor who had more work than he could handle Sometimes he was paid in chickens by grateful people who didn’t have money to spare When you are a country doctor particularly one trained as a surgeon you do a little bit of everything Im told my grandfather performed abortions My grandfather never had any trouble but Albert was accused of performing an abortion on a White woman The Klan came to Alberts house two times before the local police arrested him and sent him to jail for performing an illegal abortiona crime he says he didnt commit (Ironically Albert was Catholic and did not believe in abortion even though he performed them) The simple idea of a Black man performing an abortion on a White woman was enough to convict Albert even though the alleged victim was not even aware of the charges until after he was convicted Race still plays a role in abortion politics At abortion clinics across the South White protestors hold pictures of Black babies as they shout at women entering the clinics And its not just White protesters Even though polls show that most African-Americans describe themselves as pro-choice there are scores of Black anti-abortion activists who also use race in their anti-choice rhetoric The truth is most women who receive abortions are White but Black women are five times more likely than White women to get an abortion But this statistic doesnt tell the full story It doesnt tell you that the overwhelming reason the women I met gave for having an abortion was that they simply could not afford another child And it doesnt tell you the heartache behind these decisions That is just another layer to this storythe ever-present specter of shame Shame about fornication from family and religious ideals fuels the idea that sex caused this trouble Black women have been described as hypersexual jezebels for generations During slavery this myth was used to justify rape In response to that stereotype Black women like my grandmother formed women’s clubs to assert that they were “ladies” and encouraged their daughters to wait until they were married But things happen and decisions have to be made Most Black women are practical used to making concessions in less than ideal life circumstances The husband who cheats At least he’s home most days The boss who pays you less At least you make something Unplanned pregnancy Do what you need to do Which is not the same thing as being easy There’s doing and there’s living with what’s been done While making Trapped I heard many many variations of "I know this is a sin but I hope God forgives me" Buried within this plea is the belief that a Black woman needs the forgiveness of not only God but also her family her church her world She has become everything White people say she isfast easy loose That’s a lot of forgiveness to be begged A lot of self-imposed shame to overcome But no more Today the highest Court in the land made it clear that abortion shall remain legal It is healthcare It is our right Before it affirmed that right to self-determination the Court heard the stories of the women served by clinicsthe majority of whom are poor and many of whom are Black and brown So the decision underscores some deeply significant change Today three women sit on the Supreme Court These three women together with two men have assured that all women regardless of income or race can control their own bodies their own lives Often our stories are lost or overlooked but not today Today we were heard Dawn Porter is a filmmaker whose recent film TRAPPED premiered in the documentary competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it won a jury prize for social impact filmmaking TRAPPED was broadcast on the PBS Series Independent Lens and is currently streaming Her short film about Black women and abortion will run on timecom and essencecom in early July This article originally appeared on Essencecom Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors" Davison added More than 400 who had requested him to declare his intention for 2019 presidential election 2017 South Korea she touched on the changing nature of the workforce K a concept they brainstormed during a trip to Hong Kong technologyThe WBNA fined three teams and their players for wearing black warm-up shirts in the wake of the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as well as the deaths of five Dallas officers who were killed while patrolling a protest The WNBA fined the New York Liberty Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever $5000 each and the players were fined $500 each the Associated Press reports The Liberty wore the black shirts four times and the Mercury and Fever both wore them on Tuesday night Earlier this week the WNBA sent a memo to remind the teams of the uniform policy which states that uniforms cannot be altered in any way Phoenix Mercury forward Mistie Bass tweeted “Don’t say we have a voice and then fine us because we use it #notpuppets #cutthestrings” Write to Rosalie Chan at RosalieChan@timeinccomIf you have Millennials on your staff then I guarantee on more than one occasion you’ve thought to yourself “I just don’t understand them” It’s OK–lots of people feel that way The average age in my office is 25 I’ve learned a few things when it comes to Millennial speak Here’s something you should know: When Millennials keep it short something’s up When Millennials keep their responses to a minimum they’re trying to tell you something They were raised by parents who trained them to be very sensitive to people’s feelings They don’t like conflict–especially at work–and in most cases they’ll do whatever they can to avoid confrontation and uncomfortable conversations With that in mind these short little comments by Millennials mean a lot more than you realize 1 “That could work” This really means “I don’t think that will work at all but I don’t want to be rude and tell you it’s a bad idea” Millennials were raised to be highly collaborative When you come to them with an idea or task they weren’t a part of developing they aren’t going to just smile and say “OK”–especially if they don’t agree So this tactful response is meant to allow them to open up the conversation to alternatives you can discuss and agree upon 2 “I’d like your feedback” They aren’t asking for a fake compliment like “nice job” or “that’s great” They also don’t want to be ripped to shreds They want you to explain specifically what they’re doing right (appreciation) and what could be better (advancement) They’re asking for you to pay attention to their career They’re asking for coaching–something they’ve been given their whole lives They expect it They don’t see the need for coaching as a sign of weakness but as a path to greatness Give them the feedback they want (in the way they want it) so they can exceed your expectations 3 “Maybe we should try it like this” Again this is code for “I think your idea isn’t good and I don’t want to hurt your feelings so I’m going to suggest an alternative” 4 “Sure” A one-word answer for “I’ll do it but I’m not psyched about it” Millennials want to do meaningful work all the time When given a task that doesn’t thrill them they can’t hide their feelings that well Hence they keep their response to one word–absolutely the least amount of communication possible Which leads to them often saying the next comment a short while later… 5 “Why do we need to do this again” This translates to “Help me understand the bigger picture here because I’m not seeing how this is a good use of my time” When you’ve been coached your entire life things are often explained to you in how it relates to your personal success If a Millennial can’t see how the task being assigned contributes to their career growth or professional success they’ll want some help seeing it Getting them to understand how important the task is to the success of the business and in turn how that will be reflected in the way they’ll be viewed as a performer can help them get excited about what they’re being asked to do 6 “That’s interesting” This is a conversation shut-down tactic What they’re saying is “Actually it’s not interesting at all and I don’t want to get into a conversation with you about it” You may need to expand on what you’re sharing so they can see the connection They aren’t always going to understand what you’re saying and why you’re excited about it but they don’t want to look ignorant They may need more context to find what you’re sharing worth discussing The takeaway from the above translations If you care enough to read beyond Millennials’ reserved responses you can tap into their mindset and use it to improve your interactions This post is in partnership with Inc, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. it might have turned fatal and since he turned towards his right side and the hit landed on his left shoulder, It told the court that activities of IPOB “has been hampering effective policing of the South East region”, "So you need the system to push back and find out what happened and why, According to the former special adviser to ex-Presidential adviser, The bog damaged several docks as it worked its way around the lake, just as congressional Republicans are launching another investigation of the attack and its aftermath.

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