Shah meets Maha BJP leaders keeps away from ally Sena

first_imgMumbai: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday held a brief meeting here with Maharashtra party leaders, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, but kept away from the ally Shiv Sena. During his Mumbai visit, he also visited the chief minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’ in Malabar Hill area. “Shah’s meetings were confined only to state BJP leaders and he also visited the Siddhivinayak temple at Prabhadevi here,” a party functionary said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He is also scheduled to visit the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal in central Mumbai. On Sunday evening, Shah addressed a rally in Solapur during the conclusion of the second phase of Fadnavis’ ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra, a mass outreach campaign ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. He held discussions with Fadnavis, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil and few other leaders in Solapur and stayed there during the night, the party functionary said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K On Monday, Shah travelled with Fadnavis to Mumbai where he again briefly met some state party leaders, he said. Political observers expected Shah to meet Sena leaders since the state Assembly elections are due soon, but the BJP chief skipped it. In 2014, the BJP and Sena contested the state polls separately. The BJP at that time won 121 out of the total 288 seats, the highest so far by the party in the state. Several MLAs and leaders from the opposition Congress and NCP have joined either the BJP or the Sena in the recent weeks. Some more opposition leaders are also likely to join the BJP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on September 7 when he will inaugurate some projects. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra.last_img read more

The Wednesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, July 26———COURT QUASHES SEISMIC TESTING AT CLYDE RIVER: The Inuit Hamlet of Clyde River won a nearly six-year battle Wednesday to stop seismic testing in the Arctic that could kill or maim the marine mammals upon which they rely for food and jobs. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled the National Energy Board failed miserably at properly consulting Inuit and didn’t adequately assess the impact on treaty and Indigenous rights of the proposed oil and gas exploration project before approving it in 2014. The court quashed the NEB’s approval, meaning the testing cannot proceed. In a separate but related decision, the court upheld the approval granted to Enbridge to reverse the flow and increase capacity of its Line 9 pipeline between Ontario and Quebec. In that case, also a unanimous decision, the court found the NEB properly consulted the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in southwestern Ontario. In both cases, the court upheld that the NEB is capable and allowed to fulfil the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous groups about development projects in their traditional territories, as long as that consultation is robust.———TRUMP SAYS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE SHOULD BE BARRED FROM MILITARY: U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under former president Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not say what would happen to transgender troops already in the military. The president tweeted that he was making his announcement after consulting with “generals and military experts,” but he did not name any. He said the military “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered little clarity about the policy at a press briefing. Asked what will happen to transgender troops currently serving, she said the Department of Defence and the White House will work together “as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully.” She did not provide a timeline.———RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL CEMETERY NOW A HERITAGE SITE: Along a dusty gravel road on the edge of Regina is a residential school cemetery that is now Saskatchewan’s first such cemetery to be designated as a provincial heritage site. Culture Minister Ken Cheveldayoff formally recognized the cemetery Wednesday, saying it will be protected and respected for generations to come. There’s just one headstone in the cemetery for the children of the first principal of the Regina Indian Industrial School. However, archeologists believe dozens of Indigenous children are buried there too, in unmarked graves. Heather Bear, vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, says no one knows who these children were, but they were loved and had families who grieved their loss. Elder Noel Starblanket says the children have laid forgotten for many years and “it now falls upon us to remember them.” The Regina Indian Industrial School operated between 1891 and 1910. An unknown number of students died there.———LOBLAW WARNS ABOUT MINIMUM WAGE HIKES: Canada’s largest grocery and drug store operator warned Wednesday that minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta threaten to harm its bottom line and it will have to find ways to cut costs. Loblaw Companies Ltd., which owns Shoppers Drug Mart and grocery chains including Loblaws and No Frills, estimates the wage hikes will mean its labour costs will grow by about $190 million next year. “We are flagging a significant set of financial headwinds and the organization is mobilizing all of its resources to see whether or not it can close that gap,” Loblaw chairman and CEO Galen G. Weston told analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call. The Ontario government has proposed legislation that would boost the hourly minimum wage, which is currently set to rise from $11.40 an hour to $11.60 in October, to $14 on Jan. 1 and $15 the following year. The province has said the wage increases are intended to increase people’s purchasing power and stimulate the economy. But a number of business groups, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, have decried the legislation, saying it will result in job cuts.———TORONTO HOUSING MARKET TO BOUNCE BACK, CMHC SAYS: The recent downturn in Toronto’s real estate market, brought on after Ontario introduced measures this spring including a foreign buyers’ tax, is expected to be brief, the federal housing agency said Wednesday. Property prices in the city — which fell from an average of $919,589 in April to $793,915 last month, according to data from the Toronto Real Estate Board — should pick up again due to supply constraints and a stronger economy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said. The provincial government’s measures, which were retroactive to April 21, include a 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, expanded rent controls and legislation allowing Toronto and other cities to tax vacant homes. Like Toronto, Vancouver also experienced a real estate slowdown following the implementation of a tax on foreign buyers a year ago. But there have been signs this year that the city’s housing market is heating up again. CMHC, in its latest housing market assessment released Wednesday, kept its overall risk rating for the national housing market at strong. The quarterly report, which is based on data from the first three months of this year, precedes the Ontario government housing rules.———VIA RAIL TRIES TO LIMIT SCOPE OF WHEELCHAIR POLICY: Via Rail is trying to limit the scope of a policy to make its trains more accessible to travellers using wheelchairs and mobility aids. The national rail provider had revised its policy in May in compliance with an order from the Canadian Transportation Agency, which directed Via to double the number of mobility devices that could be tied down on trains from one to two. The ruling was prompted by a complaint to the CTA from a married couple who asserted the old rules barred them from travelling together. Via’s revised policy was subject to approval from the CTA, which wrote the company in June to confirm that the new rules would be applied to “all Via trains operating across Canada.” But Via Rail has now explicitly stated it only plans to implement the revised policy for travel between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont. It also says it can currently only apply the policy on one of the three classes of train travelling that route, leaving the couple whose complaint sparked the change concerned that Via has no genuine commitment to broader accessibility.———NATIONAL DEFENCE STRUGGLING WITH LIBERAL TAX-BREAK PROMISE: National Defence has been struggling to make good on one of the Trudeau government’s recent promises: giving tax breaks to military personnel and police officers deployed on certain overseas operations. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the measure during a major speech at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont., in May as part of the Liberals’ new defence policy. Some service members based in Kuwait had become increasingly vocal in the weeks leading up the announcement about a policy change that threatened to strip their tax-exempt status. Yet the devil has proven to be in the details, with officials now scratching their heads over what types of operations and deployments should and should not be eligible for tax relief. The debate is particularly relevant for the navy’s sailors, many of whom on close reading of the defence policy would not be eligible for tax relief despite spending up to six months at sea at any given time. Sources tell The Canadian Press that the military’s senior leadership is now seized with the issue, and that defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance has told officials he wants the issue resolved by mid-August.———VIA RAIL PLOTTER WANT TO APPEAL SENTENCE: A man found guilty of plotting to derail a passenger train between Canada and the U.S. is seeking to appeal his sentence as well as his conviction. A lawyer appointed to assist Chiheb Esseghaier says she told a court about his desire to broaden his appeal at a hearing Wednesday. Erin Dann says Esseghaier will ask the Court of Appeal for Ontario to give him more time to file a notice of appeal against his life sentence. Dann says that since filing his original notice of appeal over his conviction, Esseghaier has been treated for mental health issues and “now understands the severity of the sentence imposed.” Esseghaier and his co-accused, Raed Jaser, were found guilty in 2015 on a total of eight terror-related charges between them. They were sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole until 2023. Jaser is also appealing his conviction.———McDAVID DISAPPOINTED AT NHL OLYMPIC BOW-OUT: Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid says he’s disappointed that the NHL won’t be sending players to the Winter Olympic in South Korea next year. He told reporters at a charity event this morning that Team Canada will not have the same prestige at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, thanks to the lack of NHL players. McDavid’s comments come a day after Hockey Canada announced it was looking for non-NHL talent for Canada’s 2017-2018 roster. Sean Burke, the team’s GM, said yesterday that the bulk of Canada’s Olympic team will come from players based in Europe. The NHL’s reasons not to participate in the upcoming Games include disagreements over costs as well as problems accommodating the Games during its regular season. The NHL had allowed players its to attend every Games since the 1998 Nagano Olympics.———WOOLLY LAWNMOWERS ON THE MOVE IN MONTREAL: A flock of 10 sheep took a rare stroll through the streets of Montreal today to take up their lawnmowing duties in a new city park. The six ewes and four lambs were carefully herded from one park to another with the help of shepherds and volunteers holding up barricades. The sheep are providing environmentally friendly lawn maintenance and educational opportunities in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie borough this summer. Project director Marie-Eve Julien-Denis says grazing animals provide a natural way to trim the grass and eradicate invasive plant species. The organizers are also hosting workshops, picnics and even yoga sessions with the sheep in order to raise awareness of urban agriculture. Julien-Denis says it’s the first time in Montreal the sheep have been driven through the streets to reach a new grazing ground.last_img read more

The Friday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Friday, Aug. 18———CANADIANS AMONG CASUALTIES IN BARCELONA ATTACK: Spain says Canadians are among the casualties in the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Spanish officials are not elaborating, nor are Canadian officials. The attack involving a van driving into a crowd has killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100. A second attack occurred in the resort town of Cambrils south of Barcelona eight hours later, leaving one woman dead.———CNE SAYS SECURITY IS ENHANCED: The Canadian National Exhibition is moving to ease fears in the wake of Thursday’s attack in Barcelona. Organizers say the Toronto event enhanced its security plan within the last year, following several terrorist attacks in London and Paris. They say several areas around the CNE’s grounds have been modified to prevent a vehicle attack like the one that took place in Spain.———NAFTA PANEL QUESTIONING CANADA ON OILSANDS: The environmental arm of the North American Free Trade Agreement wants to know what Canada is doing to curb oilsands tailing ponds from leaking into Alberta waterways. Canada has until the end of next month to respond to allegations it’s allowing contaminants from the ponds to leak into water without forcing the companies involved to fix the problem. Two environmental groups made a complaint earlier this year.———INFLATION ON THE RISE: The annual inflation rate grew last month for the first time since January. Statistics Canada’s latest inflation report found that higher gasoline prices in July helped the year-over-year rate pick up its pace to 1.2 per cent. This was an increase from June’s reading of one per cent, which was inflation’s lowest mark in almost two years. Analysts say Friday’s inflation report reinforced expectations that the Bank of Canada will hike its benchmark interest rate again this fall.———BC FOREST FIRE STATE OF EMERGENCY CONTINUES: A state of emergency in British Columbia is continuing because of the continuing threat of wildfires. The government says it ensures resources can be delivered in a co-ordinated way. Some 138 wildfires were burning in B.C. with 27 evacuation orders affecting about 4,400 people. The government says that 9,000 square kilometres of timber, bush and grassland has been charred by 1,031 fires since the start of the fire season on April 1.———CANADIAN CHARGED IN US AGREES TO EXTRADITION: A Canadian accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails is waiving extradition and will face charges in the United States. Karim Baratov’s lawyer says it’s a bid to speed up the legal process. Amedeo DiCarlo has said that waiving the extradition hearing does not mean admitting guilt. Baratov was arrested in Hamilton in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others on allegations of computer hacking, economic espionage and other crimes.———WHALE SURCHARGE PROMPTS SHIPPING COMPANY TO RAISE RATES: A shipping firm in Newfoundland and Labrador is raising its fees because of federal measures aimed at protecting North Atlantic right whales. Oceanex says the four-per-cent “temporary marine protection surcharge” on service between Montreal and St. John’s, N.L., follows a federal speed limit imposed last Friday in an area of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Ten right whales have died since June, some colliding with ships. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced vessels of 20 metres or more will be required to slow to 10 knots while travelling in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence.———REPORT RELEASED ON STUNTWOMAN DEATH: The agency responsible for workplace safety in British Columbia says “Deadpool 2” stuntwoman SJ Harris was thrown off a motorcycle and flew through a plate glass window. The WorkSafeBC report confirms eyewitness accounts on the accident that occurred in Vancouver during filming of the sequel to the popular superhero movie.———PELOSI CALLS ON TRUMP TO FIRE ADDITIONAL STAFFERS: American House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the departure of White House adviser Steve Bannon is “welcome news,” but she is calling on President Donald Trump to fire additional staff. Pelosi said in a statement that Bannon’s departure “doesn’t disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance.” Trump has said “both sides” are to blame for the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters last weekend. One woman protesting the far-right extremist groups died when a car drove into a crowd.———PEOPLE ANXIOUS FOR ECLIPSE PROTECTION: Many Canadians are trying to track down retailers that have specialized glasses to protect their eyes in advance of Monday’s solar eclipse. Some people are turning to social media to track down retailers that have the glasses in stock. Optometrists have said that watching the eclipse without certified protection could lead to permanent vision loss. Vancouver-based pharmacy retailer London Drugs said it sold thousands of pairs and B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Saskatchewan were the first to sell out.———last_img read more

Cuts to Ontario francophones touch all linguistic minorities Quebec group

first_imgMONTREAL — An organization representing Quebec anglophones says linguistic minorities across the country stand to lose from Ontario’s recent moves to cut funding to institutions serving francophones.The head of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents more than 50 anglophone groups across the province, said the Ontario moves are “a step backwards” after years of gains.Geoffrey Chambers, the network president, said the trend for linguistic minorities in Canada “had been to establish new and better services — just last year a francophone advisory council was put in place in Alberta, and we got our secretariat (in Quebec). The trend line had been good for quite a long time.”Ontario was held up as a model for other minority linguistic groups in Canada with its French Language Services Act, an office of francophone affairs and a French language services commissioner to ensure rights are respected — a position Chambers would like to see in Quebec.But last week Ontario announced it was scrapping the office of the French language services commissioner and cancelling a French-language university planned to open in Toronto in 2020. Meanwhile in New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, language tensions have been fuelled by election results that left the balance of power with a party that questions bilingualism.“Now (the trend) seems to have reversed a bit, and that’s worrying,” Chambers said.In Quebec, lawmakers like to describe the province’s anglophones as among the best-treated minorities on the continent, but Chambers said the notion his community receives special treatment misinterprets the history of its hospitals and universities.“Two hundred years of community building and contributing to the infrastructure of the province is now treated as if they’re doing us a favour,” he said.The shift across the border comes as Quebec’s English community digs in for a fight with Premier Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government over plans to abolish school boards, including English ones that are among the few remaining institutions the community controls.Quebec English School Boards Association’s executive director Russell Copeman said the challenge will be to change Legault’s mind ahead of his 2020 deadline to eliminate the boards. Copeman said Legault’s recent support for Ontario’s francophone community could be a good sign.“I think we’ve seen from Premier Legault some indication that he’s concerned with the decisions of the government of Ontario,” said Copeman. “If Mr. Legault is interested in defending the rights of Franco-Ontarians, a certain logic and coherence would indicate he’s also concerned with maintaining the linguistic rights of the English-speaking community in Quebec.”Copeman said his organization believes English school boards are protected under Sect. 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which deals with minority language educational rights.Copeman added that P.E.I., Nova Scotia and the Yukon all eliminated school boards, but maintained their minority French language ones to comply with the Charter.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Newborn baby dies in hospital after being found in dumpster in Mission

first_imgThe Canadian Press MISSION, B.C. — Police say a newborn baby girl has died in hospital after being found in a dumpster last month in Mission, B.C.The RCMP say the infant was found in a dumpster in the Fraser Valley community on Nov. 23.Police say the baby was rushed to hospital and remained in critical condition until she died last Thursday.Police say the cause of death was still being investigated.The Mounties say a 21-year-old woman was arrested in relation to the incident and released.No charges have been laid.last_img

Wahoo protesters want to be in on Cleveland teams talks with MLB

first_imgThe Canadian PressCLEVELAND — Organizers protesting the Cleveland baseball team’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol.A group asking the Cleveland team to abolish the red-faced logo and their nickname gathered outside Progressive Field on Tuesday before the club’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox.They were carrying signs that read “Racism Honors No One” and “Real People Not Mascots.” The advocates peacefully voiced their opinions as police looked on.The movement to replace the Wahoo logo has gained momentum in recent years. The Cleveland team has reduced its usage, but the logo, which the team has used for more than 60 years, still appears on some game caps and jerseys.The team has had talks with MLB about further changes.Commissioner Rob Manfred said during the World Series that he knows “that that particular logo is offensive to some people, and all of us at Major League Baseball understand why.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Energy Minister tells Business In Vancouver that Petronas is buying a stake

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. — Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall has reportedly let it slip that Petronas will be taking a stake in the Shell-led LNG Canada project near Kitimat.According to Business In Vancouver, Mungall said during an interview that Petronas made it clear when it announced the cancellation of its Pacific NorthWest LNG  project last year that the cancellation was due to market conditions, and had nothing to do with the change in government.“And to fully emphasize that point, Petronas is now investing in LNG Canada’s project,” said Mungall during the interview.Business In Vancouver says that neither LNG Canada nor Petronas have confirmed Mungall’s statement. The Globe and Mail has previously reported that since scrapping Pacific NorthWest LNG last July, Petronas has been looking at acquiring a minority stake in LNG Canada, and has also said to be interested in acquiring Chevron’s stake in the proposed Kitimat LNG project. LNG Canada confirmed last week that it has awarded the engineering and procurement contract for its proposed LNG export terminal to the partnership of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.Story courtesy Business In Vancouver: With files from The Globe and Mail.last_img read more

Transportation Minister Stresses Need for New Approach to Curb Road Accidents

Rabat  –Minister Delegate in charge of transportation, Najib Boulif, stressed, Monday in Rabat, the need for a new approach in addressing road security and preventing road accidents in light of the heavy death toll that was incurred last month.The efforts made by the Equipment, Transportation and Logistics Ministry that have shown that Morocco is on the right path concerning infrastructure building, yet more efforts need to be undertaken in terms of road safety and accident prevention, the minister said at the opening of a technical meeting on roads’ safety.The Minister alluded to the recent tragic accidents in Tan Tan and Ouarzazate, which left 35 and 8 people dead respectively, saying that more efforts need to be made to prevent road accidents in rural and urban areas. The minister also mentioned the upcoming signing of partnership agreements in the field of road safety in 12 cities registering the highest accident rates.In this respect, the minister recommended the adoption of a second ten-year strategy relating to road safety following the one adopted over the period 2003-2013.The Minister for Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Aziz Rebbah, talked about reforms in the fields of transport and other areas announcing the launch this year of the ” Roads Plan 2015-2035,” and the civil aviation strategy. read more

The music of the rebetika era comes alive at South Oakleigh College

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram These legends of the Rebetika came to life in the corridors of South Oakleigh College last Thursday. As part of their language studies, students from Year 10, 11 and 12 were able to listen to a talk presented by musician Pantelis Krestas. Mr Krestas, a qualified musician with over twenty years of experience in the field, presented an informative talk on the history, structure and the themes of Rebetika music.According to the organisers of the event, Year 12 Modern Greek teacher, Dimitra Maniatis and Kathey Zinelis from the Greek Embassy, students were mesmerised by the melodic sounds of ‘Συννεφιασμένη Κυριακή’ and ‘Στου Θωμά To Mαγαζί’. Mr. Krestas’ talk will form the basis of educational units on Rebetika taught at South Oakleigh College and has provided inspiration for students preparing for upcoming exams.Sophie Stamatelatos, Coordinator of the Master Class Programs at the College stressed the importance of engaging students especially at the initial, creative stage of their learning. “We cannot underestimate the effect of music, dance or film on student learning. When we can tap into a student’s imagination, the learning outcomes are boundless. Students are encouraged to excel when they can explore their ideas in a creative context.” Students from South Oakleigh College have recently celebrated the success of Eleni Klitsinari and Anastasia Maria Stamoulis who gained level C1 in their Certificate of Attainment of Greek Language, Elisavet Stavrinou who won first prize in a Pontian Competition (2016) and Konstantinos Saltas who ranked in the top 1 per cent for his VCE study score in 2016.For any further information regarding Greek Language or Accelerated Learning Programs in English, Mathematics or Science please contact School Principal, Helen Koziaris on 95792322 at South Oakleigh College. last_img read more

Razers Reinvented the Wheel And Itself

first_img Razer’s been around for quite some time, but they’ve always had this broad stigma attached to it. At least in many of the circles that I run with. There’s something of a snapback against products that are too… gamer-y. I mean think about it: gamers, and especially the products that are, rightly or not, tied to that identity are on the aggressive end. Think Mountain Dew: an EXTREME DRINK for EXTREME GAMERS. It’s almost iridescent. As a whole, gaming accessories and products designed “for gamers” are gaudy and ostentatious.And I say this as someone who has spent… we’ll say a good chunk of change on geeky memorabilia. It’s just that as I’ve grown when I invite friends and colleagues over for a movie or a board game night, I don’t need a dozen different accessories that glow in all the colors of the rainbow. I appreciate subtlety.For better or worse, Razer’s been on the wrong end of that for quite a while. Many of their early products were over-built and obnoxious. Sharp industrial angles would have them feel at home in a neon-coated cyberpunk dystopia, but not in my home. But starting this past year, I’ve noticed my tune shifting a bit. The company and its products have found a place in the more relaxed stages of my adulthood. And that’s a weird thing to say about the company that’s currently working on a monstrous gaming laptop that sports three 4K screens dubbed “Project Valerie.”What’s made the difference for me, I’ve noticed is that as Razer has grown, so to has its eye for industrial design. For the most part, one high-end mechanical keyboard is the same as any other. And in my own testing, I’ve found that unless you’re using a really low-end mouse, you won’t be able to detect any substantive difference between a Razer Deathadder and a Logitech G502. But where the latter seems to have doubled down on the gamer aesthetic, with harsh lines and sharper edges (a clear evolution from their older, more balanced product lines), Razer has, for most of its devices, gone in the opposite direction.There are a few outliers, Razer’s Ouroboros Mouse, for example, looks like it might slice my hand. But the majority of their product lines have grown up. I recall the 2013 edition of the BlackWidow, Razer’s premier mechanical keyboard. Its keys were recessed into the base of the board, meaning that it could be difficult to clean. And while the keys were backlit, they came in one color: radioactive green. The chassis was also a soft plastic-y material that was prone to showing scratches and grime. Since then, Razer’s updated the line, pulling the keys out so that they sit above an all-aluminum base. The effect is subtle but beautiful. Against my black glass desk, the gently rotating color palette of the LED lighting is almost serene. Add to that the immediate presence that a hefty metal base commands and Razer’s recent offerings would feel just as welcome in an office as they would at an all-night LAN.It might not mean much to some, but that flexibility matters to me. I don’t want my devices and accessories to just the best “gaming” thing I can get. I want them to the best thing I can reasonably afford. And there’s a solid case to be made for almost every one of Razer’s products these days.As I said, the latest BlackWidow keyboards are a delight to look at, but they offer some genuine quality of life improvements, too. If you’re not using a mechanical keyboard and you work on the computer for most of the day, you owe it to yourself to invest in a mechanical keyboard. They’re much easier on the hands in the long run, and they offer a more direct, tactile sensation to typing, boosting accuracy for most. Razer’s DeathAdder mouse is just as sophisticated. It works well as an all-purpose tool, great for everyone from web developers to video editors.From my read, Razer’s picked up on the idea that while pretty much 100% of their customer base plays games, not all of them are gaming all the time. People have a life outside of games, and Razer’s been moving to be the brand that gamers take with them when they step away from the screen. The Nabu fitness tracker/smartwatch, while underwhelming, is a testament to this new philosophy. You can see this shift most clearly, though, in Razer’s laptops.Where the company was once ridiculed for the insane, overbuilt Razer SwitchBlade, they’ve since launched smaller, more utilitarian companions. The Blade and the Blade Stealth are now capable machines selling for reasonable prices. Both are light, portable powerhouses that often compare favorably with similar offerings from other companies like Dell. But these machines are built to last. All-aluminum chassis and stellar attention to detail give the Blade and its little cousin, the Stealth, an air of prestige to them. They aren’t just portable gaming machines; they’re powerful tools of business that can also game.I never thought I’d let go of my Logitech G710+. I never thought I’d replace my (super old) Logitech G7 either. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a casual fan of Razer’s more ridiculous tech (like the aforementioned triple-screened laptop), but I didn’t think I’d genuinely appreciate Razer’s approach to design and construction as much as I do now. Which isn’t to say that everything the company designs is golden. But that its products are continually evolving and growing and for the first time I can say they’re a good fit for me. These Razer Cases Will Keep Your iPhone 11 Cool While GamingFinally, Razer Is Making a Gamer Toaster Stay on targetlast_img read more

President Trump Pardons Scooter Libby Former Cheney Chief Of Staff

first_img Share Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty ImagesLewis “Scooter” Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, shares a laugh with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during a discussion at the conservative Hudson Institute.Updated at 2:07 p.m. ETPresident Trump took the extraordinary step Friday of overruling the judgment of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and granting a pardon to I. Lewis Libby Jr., who served as chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney.Libby, known as “Scooter,” was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2007 in connection with the leak of a CIA officer’s identity. Bush had commuted Libby’s sentence but did not issue a full pardon.“I don’t know Mr. Libby, but for years, I have heard that he has been treated unfairly,” Trump said in a statement from the White House. (Full statement below.) “Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.’”The Libby pardon is only the latest twist in a story of spies, leaks, accusations of hidden motives and abuse of power. In pardoning Libby, Trump, who complains almost daily about leaks, put himself in the peculiar position of pardoning a man convicted of involvement in a national-security leak.There has been no indication that Trump had a particular interest in Libby’s case until recently, when John Bolton, an ally of Cheney’s, took over as national security adviser at the White House.Democrats reacted sharply at Trump’s pardoning. California Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House intelligence committee, linked the pardoning to the Russia investigation, charging the president is sending the message, “You have my back, and I’ll have yours.”On the day the President wrongly attacks Comey for being a “leaker and liar” he considers pardoning a convicted leaker and liar, Scooter Libby. This is the President’s way of sending a message to those implicated in the Russia investigation: You have my back and I‘ll have yours.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 13, 2018Conservatives have long championed Libby’s cause, but Bush, while commuting Libby’s 2 1/2-year sentence, thus saving him from prison, refused to pardon him.Pressed repeatedly by Cheney at the time of Libby’s conviction, Bush asked a team of White House lawyers to examine the case. But when they concluded that the jury had substantial reason to convict, Bush told his vice president that he would not pardon Libby, prompting an angry Cheney to reply, “You are leaving a good man wounded upon the field of battle.”In his book, Bush said he was taken aback by the harshness of the remark. “In eight years, I had never seen Dick like this, or even close to it. I worried that the friendship we had built was about to be severely tested.”Indeed, according to friends of both men, the relationship never was the same between the two men.In pardoning Libby, Trump has not done much concrete for Cheney’s former chief of staff. Libby was disbarred after his conviction but reinstated in 2016. In some jurisdictions, a convicted felon also loses the right to vote, but in the District of Columbia and Maryland, felons can vote once they have served their time in prison.A pardon grants forgiveness for a crime, not exoneration, but many see it as removing the stigma of a conviction.Trump’s pardon may send another message — that he is willing to use his pardon power to reward loyalists and to punish prosecutors he sees as running amok.Spies, spooks and a Comey connectionLibby was prosecuted by Patrick Fitzgerald, a longtime career prosecutor, appointed to investigate the leak of the CIA officer’s identity by then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey.Comey went on to become FBI director and was fired by Trump, a move that led to the appointment of Robert Mueller, another former FBI director whom Trump almost daily accuses of conducting a “witch hunt.”The saga that led up to Libby’s conviction began in 2003 when Joseph Wilson, a former diplomat, wrote a New York Times op-ed column, contending that Cheney had deliberately ignored evidence showing that Iraq was not seeking to acquire material needed to build nuclear weapons.Wilson’s claim, undercutting the justification for waging war against Iraq, was based on material he gathered in Niger for the CIA.To undercut Wilson’s claim, administration officials told reporters that he had been sent on the fact-finding mission at the behest of his wife, Valerie Plame, who worked at the CIA.Publication of that leak blew her cover, a potential federal crime. Libby was not charged with disclosing a CIA officer’s identity, however. Nor was the man who actually did blow Plame’s cover, former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. But Armitage readily admitted his involvement to prosecutors and a grand jury.Libby, however, was convicted on four counts of obstruction of justice, lying to the FBI and lying to the grand jury. He maintained that the differences between his testimony and others was just a matter of a different recollection of events.In all, eight witnesses, many of them high-ranking members of the Bush administration, contradicted Libby’s testimony. And the judge in sentencing him called the evidence “overwhelming.”Bush, in examining the case afterward, was willing to save Libby from going to prison by commuting his sentence, but he was not willing to pardon him.Trump’s decision to pardon Libby is one of three pardons he has issued in his nearly 15 months in office. Most notably, he pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff whose crackdown on immigrants in the U.S. illegally, resulted in a conviction for criminal contempt.That was a charge supported by the Trump Justice Department — until the president pardoned him.Here’s the full statement from the White House:“Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) to I. ‘Scooter’ Lewis Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Richard Cheney, for convictions stemming from a 2007 trial. President George W. Bush commuted Mr. Libby’s sentence shortly after his conviction. Mr. Libby, nevertheless, paid a $250,000 fine, performed 400 hours of community service, and served two years of probation.“In 2015, one of the key witnesses against Mr. Libby recanted her testimony, stating publicly that she believes the prosecutor withheld relevant information from her during interviews that would have altered significantly what she said. The next year, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals unanimously reinstated Mr. Libby to the bar, reauthorizing him to practice law. The Court agreed with the District of Columbia Disciplinary Counsel, who stated that Mr. Libby had presented ‘credible evidence’ in support of his innocence, including evidence that a key prosecution witness had ‘changed her recollection of the events in question.’“Before his conviction, Mr. Libby had rendered more than a decade of honorable service to the Nation as a public servant at the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the White House. His record since his conviction is similarly unblemished, and he continues to be held in high regard by his colleagues and peers.“In light of these facts, the President believes Mr. Libby is fully worthy of this pardon. ‘I don’t know Mr. Libby,’ said President Trump, ‘but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life.’ “Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Tiniest modified opals ready to manipulate light flow as photonic crystals

first_img Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers This scanning electron micrograph image shows an array of milled colloidal spheres on the surface of an artificial opal. Image credit: Léon Woldering, et al. As the scientists explain in their study, most nanotechnologies involve spherical nanoparticles, so different shapes—such as the beads—could offer new avenues of technology with their structural flexibility. In the case of photonic crystals, for example, a single modified colloidal particle inside the photonic crystal could act as an optical cavity to control light.“Our motivation with these nanoparticles is the fabrication of an optical cavity in a three-dimensional photonic crystal by adding additional opal layers to the structures we fabricated, and subsequent inversion of the crystal,” said Woldering. “The inverse opal will be a silicon or titanium dioxide structure. “In order to study the confinement of light, we plan to probe the emission from quantum dots placed near or inside the optical cavity,” he continued. “Alternatively, if the crystal surrounding a cavity in which light is confined is switched by modifying the refractive index, we may be able to release the confined photon at will. This will allow the fabrication of a photon-on-demand light source. A cavity could also act as a highly sensitive on-chip sensor of tiny amounts of matter in, e.g., chemical, biological, or even life-science issues.”Still other applications, as Woldering et al. explain, could emerge in the development of solar cells with highly efficient light transmitters. Also, these opals could provide a resource for plasmonics devices, such as computer chips, and even optical microscopes that can focus on objects smaller than a wavelength of light.Citation: Woldering, Léon A., Otter, A.M. (Bert), Husken, Bart H., and Vos, Willem L. “Focused ion beam milling of nanocavities in single colloidal particles and self-assembled opals.” Nanotechnology 17 (2006) 5717-5721.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 One of the most rapidly advancing areas of applied nanotechnology involves photonic crystals. With their ability to control light propagation, photonic crystals are predicted to replace other methods for devices such as display lasers, circuits and quantum computers. Although complex manufacturing has stunted their fabrication, scientists have recently found a new technique to control the size, shape and chemical flexibility of opals, a type of photonic crystal, to the smallest degree yet. Explore furthercenter_img “The essence of our work is that we are able to control the shape of individually addressed nanoparticles inside artificial opals,” Léon Woldering, coauthor of the study, told “We fabricate nanocavities in individual colloidal particles, and can change the position of these cavities and tune the diameter with nanometer precision. We thus realize a kind of nano-donut, or nano-bead.”Woldering, and the rest of his group from the Netherlands, used a technique called focused ion beam milling (FIB) to “drill” (or “mill”) 80-nm-wide cavities into single colloids on artificial opals. The individual colloids, about 100 nm in radius, were grown through a self-assembly technique from silicon dioxide colloidal spheres. In their investigation, the scientists milled cavities for a duration between five and 30 seconds, and found that longer milling times corresponded to larger cavities. “Not only is the nanotechnology to make these cavities extremely interesting in itself, but also the method we developed to mill these structures on a non-conducting substrate is novel and expands the possibilities of FIB in general,” said Woldering.Usually, the FIB technique does not have a reputation for precise high resolution applications such as the fabrication of the nanobeads here. In the past, techniques using electron beams and laser beams could create large modifications in opal films, but not with this great detail. Although Woldering et al. encountered challenges due to the small, non-conductive opals made of easily loosened elements, they still succeeded in creating much smaller modifications than previous techniques.“FIB on an insulating substrate is a challenge in general,” explained Woldering. “In our case, even more so, because milling on our substrates causes the individual colloidal spheres to charge, after which they repel each other and are ejected, thereby destroying the crystal. We were able to promote the diffusion of charges away from the milled area by deposition of a conducting carbon layer on top of the substrate, and by adapting an intermittent milling procedure. In this fashion, the breakdown of the photonic crystal was prevented, and we were able to obtain our nanocavities.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Tiniest modified opals ready to manipulate light flow as photonic crystals (2006, November 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

Equality Federation is Growing

first_imgFran HutchinsFran works on the ground with state leaders to plan, hire great people, develop leaders, and grow and strengthen our movement organizations. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Welcome Policy & Advocacy Associate, Ana Hernández!In November, we welcomed Ana Hernández to the team. As Policy & Advocacy Associate, Ana will track and analyze bills in the states on a broad range of issues affecting LGBTQ people, so Equality Federation can provide critical resources to and develop the advocacy capacity of our partners on the ground. Ana is also responsible for supporting the development and implementation of comprehensive HIV policy change initiatives in an innovative project in partnership with three state coalitions of people advocating for the rights of people living with HIV and/or those who are LGBTQ.Ana brings extensive skills in capacity- and movement-building and critical analysis developed over twenty years in social change efforts to build the leadership of and advocate for people of color, lesbians, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, people with disabilities, women, and victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Her experience includes New York City’s LGBT Community Center, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects. Ana lives in Chicago. Welcome Administrative Associate, Josh Stickney!Our newest member of the team will start next week. Josh Stickney will be Equality Federation’s Administrative Associate, responsible for the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations for fund development, communications, and program needs.Josh’s career has focused on creating political change by electing more LGBTQ leaders and allies to public office. Since 2014, Josh has worked on key campaigns across Oklahoma and the country as both an operative and consultant. Prior to joining Equality Federation, Josh was a Junior Partner at Skyfire Media and the Finance Director for a statewide campaign. Josh lives in Oklahoma City with his partner, Tanner, and their Goldendoodle, Rey. Josh loves college football, acoustic covers, and traveling.Congratulations on Your Promotion, Mel King!Mel King has been with Equality Federation since 2016. He started as the Program Associate and has recently been promoted to the Development and Operations Manager. In this new role, Mel will be managing our entire grants portfolio, as well as supervising our new Administrative Associate and our part-time grantwriting consultant. He will continue to serve as the staff liaison to Equality Federation’s Board of Directors. Congratulations, Mel!The following two tabs change content below. Thank you, Josh!Hiring: Director of Leadership Programs – REMOTEVacancy: Director of Leadership Programs – REMOTEcenter_img Latest posts by Fran Hutchins (see all) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In the last five years, Equality Federation has grown by leaps and bounds! Our strategic growth has allowed us to roll out field and targeting support to all 50 states, increase our ability to track and provide rapid response during state legislative sessions, and grow our leadership programs to include training and support for fundraising, communications, and organizing staff of member groups.  We’re proud of the impact our growing team has in building the strength and capacity of our state-based movement.As we take on the increasing attacks on our community at the state level (from bathroom bills to anti-trans ballot measures) and strategize for victories like banning conversion therapy, we need a smart, nimble team that can help us win. We’re thrilled to welcome two new staff members and announce the promotion of one of our current staffers.last_img read more

Destination Britain spotlights APMEA growth potential

first_img10th anniversary tradeshow launched in Bangkok this week. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes displays his passion for British ingredients and cuisine. Riding the wave of a highly successful year of tourism, VisitBritain officially launched Destination Britain in Bangkok yesterday, highlighting the fundamental role and increasing potential of the Asia-Pacific Middle East and Africa (APMEA).Destination Britain APMEA celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, opening with a record 35 percent of new suppliers, totalling 60 tourism businesses and more than 100 international buyers.Tourists from the APMEA region spent £5.3 billion in the United Kingdom last year, representing 28 percent of total tourism revenue.VisitBritain overseas director Keith Beecham addressed delegates at a welcome dinner, held at the Shangri-La Hotel, which will play host to the conference over the next few days.“The APMEA region is increasingly important to the overall continued success of British tourism and Destination Britain is a key component of that success,” Mr Beecham said.“With a focus on trade engagement, our new partnership with Emirates and the continuation of our GREAT Britain marketing campaign, we hope to grow the millions of visitors arriving from this wonderful region each year.”During the evening, British celebrity chef Gary Rhodes entertained guests with a passionate live cooking demonstration; emphasising the dynamic flavours, fresh ingredients and stellar quality of cuisine found throughout the United Kingdom.ETB News is currently in Bangkok for Destination Britain, which runs from 13-16 May 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T.last_img read more

The Week Ahead Tracking Mortgage Loan Performance

first_imgThe Week Ahead: Tracking Mortgage Loan Performance This week, CoreLogic will release the Loan Performance Insight Report on Tuesday, April 10. This report monitors U.S. mortgage performance health and tracks mortgage trends by examining all stages of delinquency as well as transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next.In the most recent report, covering December of 2017, 5.3 percent of home mortgages were in some stage of delinquency. The foreclosure inventory rate was 0.6 percent for this recorded period, down from 0.8 percent a year earlier. The foreclosure rate was back to the pre-crisis level of 0.6 percent.The share of mortgages that were 30 to 59 days past due – considered “early-stage” delinquencies – was 2.3 percent in December 2017, while the share of mortgages 60 to 89 days past due was 0.8 percent, the increase of which reflecting the impact of the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.The current- to 30-day transition rate remained well below housing crisis levels in December at 1.1 percent, and the 30- to 60-day transition rate was 18.8 percent, while the 60- to 90-day transition rate was 38.1 percent.Here’s what else is happening in the Week Ahead:MBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFOMC Minutes, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ESTTreasury Budget, Wednesday, 2 p.m. ESTJobless Claims, Thursday, 8:30 a.m., ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. EST Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img 2018-04-08 Staff Writer April 8, 2018 563 Views last_img read more

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The MLAs and ministers enjoying perks of power and foreign travel — Where is political probity,上海龙凤419Ardis?" he tweeted Kejriwal has no right to continue Half of his cabinet ministers removed on corruption charges 20 MLAs who were enjoying ministerial perks would be disqualified Where is Lokpal The MLAs and Ministers enjoying perks of power and foreign travel-Where is political probity — Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) January 19 2018 He said the entire exercise conducted by the EC on the issue would have gone waste had Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti not given the verdict now as he would have retired as has former CEC Nasim Zaidi Election Commissioner OP Rawat has already recused himself from the issue The EC on Friday recommended to the president the disqualification of 20 of AAP MLAs for holding office of profit The recommendation came as a blow to the ruling party in Delhi after recent electoral setbacks In its opinion sent to President Ram Nath Kovind the poll panel has said that by 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Onboarding wrote an incredible post and graphic showcasing how this framework looks on a higher level In particular the image itself proved to be popularunderstandably Its a great way to describe clever marketing that focuses on benefits rather than features Ive heard people talk about using benefits instead of features in marketing but Ive always struggled to understand the difference For this post I explored this in a bit more detail and dug up some examples of companies who do this well Features vs benefits how to grasp the difference Heres how our friends at User Onboarding explained features vs benefits: People dont buy products; they buy better versions of themselves When youre trying to win customers are you listing the attributes of the flower or describing how awesome it is to throw fireballs It also included this Tweet from Jason Fried on the topic: "Here’s what our product can do" and "Here’s what you can do with our product" sound similar but they are completely different approaches Jason Fried (@jasonfried) November 13 2013 When I read about this some more I found some great blog posts that broke it down even further One from the ideacrossing blog describes features as "what your product or service has or does" and benefits as "what the features mean and why they are important" In fact oftentimes products contain features that are absolutely unused which can be a big source of waste So it seems like features are the "what" of your product or service while benefits are the "why" behind it I also found a really neat old marketing quote thats often attributed to Theodore Levitt (he attributes it to Leo McGinneva in this paper) on why people buy quarter-inch drill bits: They dont want quarter-inch bits They want quarter-inch holes So the customer wants to make a quarter-inch hole for some reason They buy a quarter-inch bit for their drill in order to achieve this Marketing the drill bit based on its features (it fits into your drill) wouldnt be as 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