Hundreds of adults from Yarmouth to Sydney are receiving their adult high school diplomas this month, helping to connect them to higher education and better job opportunities at home. Close to 500 adults will participate in 19 adult graduation ceremonies over the coming weeks. The ceremonies will be hosted by learning partners of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, including the Nova Scotia Community College, adult high schools, Université Sainte-Anne and community-based learning organizations. Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning provides free learning programs to Nova Scotian adults 19 years and over who have been out of high school for more than one year. The programs are offered in English and French in most communities across the province. They include the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults, General Educational Development(GED)prep courses, among many others. “Adult education programs give Nova Scotians the opportunity to improve their literacy skills and prepare for the workforce or more education,” said Heather Patterson, principal of the Cape Breton Victoria Adult High School. “To those considering a return to the classroom, it’s never too late to learn, and we are here to help you on your journey.” More than 8,047 Nova Scotians have received high school diplomas through the program since it began in 2001. Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and its partner organizations offer many tuition-free adult learning programs across the province. For more information call 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466-7725) or visit http://www.goNSSAL.ca . Note: A list of graduation ceremonies, times and locations follows this release.
During a musical event at the United Nations General Assembly today, UNICEF will unveil the #IMAGINE project as part of celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.The #IMAGINE project brings together artist Yoko Ono, renowned music producer and DJ David Guetta, UNICEF Ambassadors – including Katy Perry, Angélique Kidjo, Daniela Mercury, Priyanka Chopra, Yuna Kim – and a host of other high profile supporters with the aim of creating a unique moment in music history that will highlight the tremendous challenges children face the world over.A new interactive digital experience, powered by TouchCast, will allow everyday people to record their own version of Imagine, John Lennon’s iconic anthem of hope and peace, alongside their favourite stars, in what UNICEF hopes will be the largest ever global sing-along. These individual recordings, and those of UNICEF’s Ambassadors and other artists, will be made into a multi-lingual ‘world’ version of Imagine, produced by David Guetta. Everyone who records the song has the chance to have their vocals and videos used in the new UNICEF version of Imagine and in the accompanying interactive music video, created by TouchCast and TheBridge.co – both of which will be released in the lead up to New Year’s Eve 2014. ”The Convention on the Rights of the Child asked us all to imagine a better world for children – and calls on all of us to make that vision a reality,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “The #IMAGINE project gives people across the globe a chance to join a global movement for children, lending their ideas, their visions and, not least, their voices to advance the rights of every child, everywhere.”#IMAGINE participants can share their own recording of Lennon’s classic song with friends and family on social media and encourage others to perform Imagine too. They can also record personal messages describing what they imagine a better world for children would be like.“A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality,” said Yoko Ono.Participants will also have the opportunity to donate to UNICEF. Funds raised through the #IMAGINE project will support the organisation’s programmes providing education, nutrition, healthcare and immunisations, clean water and sanitation, protection and emergency relief for children in more than 150 countries and territories.“I’m really excited to be working with UNICEF on this incredible new project. Our ‘world’ version of Imagine will be like no other – I am proud to be a part of this collaboration,” said Guetta. “We have to get the word out that every voice counts and every child counts too.”The event at the United Nations General Assembly will include live performances by Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, Brazilian singer-songwriter Daniela Mercury, Swedish-Iranian pop sensation Laleh, cellist Trey Lee from Hong Kong, Nigerian musician Don Jazzy and Kristian Kostov, the winner of the Russian The Voice.Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman, Yoko Ono and Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA will also make special appearances during the event.The #IMAGINE digital experience will be available via the TouchCast app for iOS on the App Store on 20 November or at Imagine.Unicef.org.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap’s head of global security, Francis Racioppi, fired the contractor after their relationship ended. The Journal attributed the news to unnamed people familiar with the matter. Racioppi and his superior, the head of human resources, were asked to leave the company following the investigation.The firings follow a series of high-profile executive departures from Snap. Finance chief Tim Stone left earlier this week after less than a year at the company.Los Angeles-based Snap Inc. had no comment on the Journal report. The two executives couldn’t be reached for comment. The Journal quoted Racioppi denying wrongdoing.The Associated Press
9 September 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing of a Franco-Spanish journalist and documentary film-maker in El Salvador. Christian Poveda, 52, was shot dead in Tonacatepeque, some 10 kilometres from the capital, San Salvador.According to Salvadoran press reports, the district is a fiefdom for the street gang known as Mara 18, about which Mr. Poveda, who documented violence in the Central American nation over the past three decades, had just finished making a film called La Vida Loca.“Christian Poveda was a committed chronicler of our times and it is a tragedy that he was made to pay for his professional commitment with his life,” said Koïchiro Matsuura, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).He also expressed hope that those people behind the journalist’s killing will be brought to justice.The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a non-governmental organization, said that media professionals covering gang violence in El Salvador and elsewhere in the region have become targets, with security concerns hindering in-depth reporting on the origins and cause of the violence.
Among those killed in the attack were eight school children who were part of the D. S. Senanayake College baseball team and their coach.The Government claimed the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber, belonging to the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette) A suspect involved in the 2008 Fort suicide bomb attack was today sentenced to 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI).The suicide attack resulted in 12 people being killed and over 100 others sustaining injuries.
The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) said in a statement that the activity is part of a larger UN Development Programme (UNDP) project which focuses on supporting the rehabilitation of minority communities in the region.UN-HABITAT’s role in the overall project is to build capacity of local government organizations and to document best practices of both local government and community-based organizations in rehabilitation planning and implementation.The tsunami damaged or destroyed some 20,000 households in Thailand’s six southern provinces of Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Ranong, Trang and Satun along the Andaman coastline. The challenges now faced by local government organizations trying to coordinate multi-sector rehabilitation planning activities range from coordinating relief efforts, to land use planning, shelter reconstruction, and the rehabilitation of basic services.UN-HABITAT, in collaboration with the Department of Local Administration (DLA) and the Thailand Environment Institute, will be providing technical support to three local government organizations in Phang Nga and Ranong.
by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 29, 2013 6:33 pm MDT AltaGas and Japan-based Idemitsu form partnership to export gas to Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Pipeline firm AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA) and a Japanese company have formed a partnership to explore shipping liquefied gas across the Pacific to Asian markets clamouring for new energy supplies.The Calgary-based company and Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., a major petrochemical and refining firm, will each own half of the partnership, which envisions transporting both liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas overseas.“Canada is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries and has proven to be a very promising new supplier of gas to Japan,” said Idemitsu president Kazuhisa Nakano.Japan is Asia’s biggest consumer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — gas that has been chilled into a liquid state so that it can be more easily transported overseas by tanker. That need has grown since March 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, prompting the country to look at other sources of energy.Meanwhile, North America is awash in natural gas from emerging shale formations, like those in northeastern British Columbia. The supply glut has depressed prices, causing many companies to look at ways to export the gas to markets where the price is several times higher.“We are pleased to work with Idemitsu to develop opportunities that will be good for the people of Japan and Canada,” said AltaGas CEO David Cornhill.AltaGas and Idemitsu will study the feasibility of a liquefaction plant, with that phase expected to wrap up about a year from now. Shipments could begin as early as 2017.AltaGas and Idemitsu are also studying exporting liquefied petroleum gas, such as butane and propane, across the Pacific with shipments starting as early as 2016. That would include logistics, plant refrigeration and storage facilities.The AltaGas-Idemitsu partnership is the latest in a string of natural gas export deals.Malaysia’s Petronas, which recently acquired Progress Energy Corp. for $6 billion, is planning to build an LNG facility near Prince Rupert capable of processing 12 million tonnes of gas per year.U.S. energy giants Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp. are jointly developing another LNG terminal in Kitimat B.C. Chevron got involved in that project only recently after it bought out the stakes of Encana Corp. and EOG Resources. That plan envisions processing 10 million tonnes of gas per year.Royal Dutch Shell PLC and three Asian partners — PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corp. and Korea Gas Corp. — have also announced plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat.Another proposal called BC LNG, owned by the Haisla First Nation and Houston-based LNG Partners, expects its first shipment in 2014.AltaGas shares rose nearly two per cent to $35.54 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during a warmups prior to preseason action against the Carolina Panthers on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.Credit: Courtesy of TNSAfter a nearly month-long trial that began on Aug. 12, Judge Richard Berman nullified the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday morning.On Jan. 18 in the AFC Championship Game versus the Indianapolis Colts, it was discovered that 11 game balls provided by the Patriots were underinflated significantly — thus launching the scandal known as “deflategate.”On May 6, lawyer Ted Wells — who had been investigating Brady’s affiliation with the tampering of the footballs — reported in the Wells Report that he had concrete evidence to show Brady’s direct affiliation with the tampering of game balls. Five days later, the NFL suspended Brady for the first four games of the 2015 season. Brady decided to appeal his suspension and arrived at NFL headquarters on June 23. A month later, on July 28, the NFL upheld his suspension and denied the NFL Players Association access to the league’s investigative notes and a request to question Jeffrey Pash, the editor of the Wells Report.Fast forward to Aug. 12, when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL met with Brady and the NFLPA in court for their first session. The NFLPA argued the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell did not have sufficient grounds for suspending Brady. Goodell’s initial punishment of four games to Brady was determined by Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, which states, “The Commissioner and a club will not both discipline a player for the same act or conduct. The Commissioner’s disciplinary action will preclude or supersede disciplinary action by any Club for the same act or conduct.”Why the NFLPA ever agreed to such a statement is highly questioned by the media, but what ended up being the largest fault by Goodell and the NFL was the lack of access Brady and the NFLPA received.On Thursday, Berman made his official ruling, which exonerated Brady from his suspension, stating, Berman cited three “legal deficiencies” that led him to his ruling: he found that Brady did not have adequate notice of his potential discipline, was denied the chance to meet with one of the NFL’s two lead executives and was not granted “equal access to investigative files.”This ruling is one of several that has gone against Roger Goodell and the NFL in the last four years. From the 2012 “Bountygate” with the New Orleans Saints where Goodell suspended four players for a varying number of games during the season — only to be overturned and no player had to serve a suspension. During the 2014 and 2015 offseasons, Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy have all been involved in separate domestic violence cases. Each player went through an appeal process in which they all won their cases and had their suspensions reduced significantly.With eight suspensions reduced from Goodell’s initial punishment in the last four years, he has yet to set a primary example for disciplinary action against players who fail to comply with league rules. Commissioner Goodell’s reputation and popularity among players and fans — or lack thereof — takes another hit due to the inadequacies of his punishments given out to players. Brady is the first to go to court and win against the commissioner and the NFL — and he likely won’t be the last.With Brady’s win against the NFL, this could start a trend of future players facing disciplinary action to take action in court. Players would not take a smaller penalty through the appeal process, but rather go to court and completely sink Goodell’s reputation — the little that is still floating above water. The public and media began to be infuriated by Goodell’s actions as commissioner when TMZ got ahold of the video where Rice physically abused his fiancée — now wife — in an Atlantic City elevator before the NFL obtained the video and took action against Rice.During Goodell’s time as commissioner of the nation’s most popular sport, he has continuously dissatisfied loyal NFL enthusiasts with his rash punishments without merit, and the disastrous 2012 referee strike is another mark on his legacy.Brady is a mere character in the continued scrutiny of Goodell’s time as commissioner. When Goodell’s contract is up in 2019, these disciplinary decisions and his unpopularity should be monumental factors in whether or not he is reinstated as commissioner of the NFL.As for Brady, he is now set to start the first game on Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and will look to put “Deflategate” behind him. Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke to reporters after the ruling, according to the Patriots’ website, saying, “Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity.” He later added, “Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field.”
Some of the paintings involved in the case are thought to be by Wood, including portraits of his band mates Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones guitarist has made a successful sideline out of painting, with some of his art selling for up to £1m. Other artworks named in the case are of stars including Jim Morrison, Princess Diana, Kate Moss and Bob Dylan, as well as works by influential French sculptor Auguste Rodin. A Cotswolds art dealer who had worked with stars including Ronnie Wood and Yoko Ono has admitted defrauding clients out of almost £500,000. Jonathan Poole was known as an art agent to the stars and had previously represented the art estates of Wood, Miles Davis and John Lennon. Poole, an accomplished wildlife artist in his own right, has held exhibitions of stars’ work at his gallery near Cheltenham as well as in London and abroad in Munich and St Petersburg. Poole, 69, of London Road, Poulton, near Cirencester, admitted just under half of 58 charges of theft and fraud relating to artwork owned at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday. The charges concerned either the theft of works of art, pocketing a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of art, or falsely claiming to be entitled to sell artworks owned by clients. James Ward, prosecuting, said he thought some of the artworks could be held in storage. “When Mr Poole tried to kill himself in October 2012, he asked a Mr Jackson to look after his stock,” he added. “Mr Jackson has died, but paintings have been found in his storeroom.”There is a realistic prospect that some paintings are in that store in Spain, according to police investigations” Mr Ward said.The prosecutor also that the Crown would “offer no evidence on the not guilty counts at the conclusion of sentence”. Mark Sharman, defending Poole, said “He will be 70 years old in September, and is a man of no previous convictions. He has recently been diagnosed with an incurable degenerative condition, cerebral atrophy. For those reasons I request an adjournment for pre-sentence and medical reports.”Judge Michael Cullum said “I don’t see that a pre-sentence report will help.”It looks like there is only one type of sentence that’s appropriate. It looks like it has to be an immediate custodial sentence. However, there should be a medical report.”Turning to address Poole who remained seated at the back of the court, rather than in the dock, due to his mobility issues, the judge said “You will be given credit for your guilty pleas. It is clear that there has been lots of consideration of these pleas.” 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. The case was adjourned until August 10. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has made his name as an accomplished painterCredit:ANDY RAIN /EPA
This is both a feature article in IM’s forthcoming September issue and a research theme of Australia’s Minerals Down Under Flagship. The latter is working closely with mining companies, SMEs and mining technology service providers to develop technology-based solutions to address the challenges of increasing production costs, declining ore grades, complex ores with higher levels of impurities and increasing pressure from regulators to improve environmental performance.Swirl Flow technology – This patented technology was developed in conjunction with Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) and is now used in 15 precipitation tanks approximately 30 m tall and 10 m in diameter at QAL. Swirl Flow offers many benefits including reduced scale formation on tank walls, lower capital costs, lower energy consumption and easier restart after power failures. In addition to applications within the alumina industry there are many other applications for Swirl Flow in other mineral processing operations as well as outside the minerals industry.New thickener feedwell – the first installation of a patented feedwell concept for use in gravity thickeners has now been installed. Once the new feedwell concept is proven through prolonged full-scale performance, it is expected to lead to significant takeup across the minerals industry – in which there are more than 5,000 gravity thickeners – and potentially other industries.Direct solvent extraction – CSIRO has patented a Direct Solvent Extraction (DSX) process for extracting nickel, cobalt, copper and zinc directly from the aqueous leach solution into an organic solution and then stripping the metals back into aqueous solution with acid, thereby purifying and concentrating the valuable metals. This avoids the need to have an intermediate purification step involving precipitation of these values as either a mixed hydroxide or sulphide product. The key innovation has been the use of a (synergistic) mix of two commercially-available extractants to achieve the desired separation in a single process step.Thiosulphate leaching of refractory gold ores – Minerals Down Under researchers have been working in close collaboration with a major gold mining company to assist their development of a pressure oxidation-thiosulphate leaching process for treating sulphidic-carbonaceous refractory gold ores. The process, which incorporates a CSIRO-patented resin elution procedure, has moved to the construction of a demonstration plant. If successful, this will be the world’s first demonstration of a thiosulphate leaching and resin in pulp process for recovering gold.In-situ/in place leaching of oxide gold deposits – CSIRO has been researching the problem of in-situ leaching of gold deposits for some years. This work has focussed on using gold-complexing reagents (lixiviants) other than cyanide and oxidants that can function effectively in an anaerobic environment. CSIRO jointly holds with Murdoch &University, intellectual rights on a specific non-cyanide lixiviant-oxidant combination of this type. It uses sodium thiosulphate as a lixiviant and ferric EDTA as an oxidant. For in-situ applications it has been decided to focus on gold mineralisation in which pyrite and other sulphides as well as carbonaceous materials are absent, such as deeply weathered gold ores. Many such deposits are known, especially in the southern parts of Western Australia and South Australia, where such mineralisation is present in ore accumulations which are either too small, low grade, deeply buried or far from a suitable mill to be economically viable. Seven organisations have agreed to sponsor ongoing research in this area.The Flagship’s contributions to thickener technology advances through an AMIRA project since 2007 amount to a delivered value of about A$100 million (NPV) with potential for at least another A$100 million (NPV) over the next five years.CSIRO’s Synergistic Solvent Extraction technology is estimated to have delivered at least A$100 million (NPV) to the nickel industry, with potential for at least another A$200 million (NPV) over the next five years.The 2009 Parker Centre Award for Research Collaboration was presented to the Flagship’s Dr Jian Li and her Impacts of Mineralogy on Hydrometallurgy project team. The award recognised the most effective collaboration within the Centre in aCRC funded research project. The report on the project stated that: “The project involving teams from CSIRO and Curtin in year one, is another excellent example of a successful multi-disciplinary/multi agency team. The significant level of research collaboration and individual scientist interaction has developed in less than 12 months, many of the researchers had not even met before the projuect commenced. It is encouraging to see the very positive scientific contribution being made by researchers from Curtin University Applied Geology and Applied Physics, who do not have a hydrometallurgy/mineral processing background.”The project’s fundamental research is focussed on understanding nickel and/or copper losses during processing and increasing the dissolution kinetics of refractory nickel-bearing and/or copper-bearing mineral phases.For more details on any of these contact Dr John Farrow, +61 8 9334 8020, John.Farrow@csiro.au
WORKERS AT BUS Éireann have begun an all out strike today following a long-running dispute with management over changes to pay and conditions.With the company introducing €5 million in cost-cutting measures including cuts to premium pay and an increase in working hours for some employees, workers affiliated to the National Bus and Rail Union have said enough is enough and gone on strike.The union argues that some of their members will be thousands of euro worse off every year as a result of the changes but management says the cost-cutting measures are necessary in order for the company to remain viable. The changes Bus Éireann is introducing and its justification for the measures can be read here.But today we want to know what you think: Are Bus Éireann workers right to go on strike? Yes (2039) YesNoDon’t knowVoteRead: Here are the Bus Éireann services cancelled because of strike actionStrike: Bus Éireann workers walk out as passenger services affected No (3962) Don’t know (2823) Poll Results:
The Wii U is now expected to launch on November 18. That’s not an official release date from Nintendo, instead a claim made by a Japanese retailer. It is a date that makes sense though, as the Wii launched on Sunday, November 19 in 2006. November 18 this year is also a Sunday, which ties up nicely. It is also expected to be available in the U.S. first with Japan getting it a week later and Europe still to have a confirmed date.Whether you want a Wii U or not is a different matter, and the feedback from developers working with the hardware is anything but positive. The general consensus is that the Wii U isn’t even up to current generation consoles in terms of performance and graphical capabilities. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 outperform Nintendo’s new machine, which isn’t a great start.Since the Wii U was originally announced (quite poorly I might add) there has been speculation that the final unit would ship with support for only one tablet controller. There have been attempts to support two tablets, but apparently that just isn’t going to happen. Multiplayer gaming will require the use of Wiimotes (or possibly a 3DS), or some modified form of those controllers compatible with the Wii U.It all adds up to Nintendo attempting to do what it did with the Wii: substituting raw performance for a new idea. Back in 2006 it was motion control, today it is a tablet controller. The problem is, tablets are commonplace so this is nothing new. Gamers are also used to what the 360 and PS3 can do, and now we have the PS Vita and ever more powerful smartphones and tablets vying for our attention. If the Wii U looks worse then all of those I can’t see the console doing well.Nintendo always has its first-party games to fall back on, but they can only go so far. Selling an underpowered machine with limited multiplayer and a tablet controller that could seem dated at launch is a huge risk. Will gamers flock to buy it or take a step back and realize it’s a machine once again aimed at the family, only this time without the horsepower or input to cater for it?I’d love for Nintendo to prove everyone wrong and launch with a killer feature, but so far there’s no signs of that. After what happened to the 3DS: a sudden price drop, extra thumbstick peripheral, and now a stand shipping with Kid Icarus, Nintendo has shown it is fallible when it comes to hardware.Read more at Gamesindustry.biz and WiiUDaily
The Italian Lega Serie A team will play against the Swiss club on Thursday’s UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match.Italian Lega Serie A club Napoli is set to play against FC Zurich from Switzerland tomorrow in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.And before the game, coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke to how they prepared for this match.“We are keen to keep this game and continue this journey, which will be a long one, and go all the way,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“We must reflect on the fact that we lack away goals from four games while conceding more.”“We need to focus the discussion on effectiveness,” he added.“The choice of goalkeeper is linked to physical conditions, [David] Ospina has not trained, if today he trains and is good to play, he will, otherwise [it will be Alex] Meret.”🎙 @MrAncelotti: “This team has a future. This is a young side and there’ll be new youngsters coming into the team next year. However, I don’t want this to be a transition year”⚽️ #ZurichNapoli🏆 @EuropaLeague💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/1dO5Hk2xrx— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) February 13, 2019Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It is important when risking him, that it is safe, he is reliable and has experience,” he added about Raul Albiol.“Unfortunately he has an injury that kept him out for a long time and we decided it was right to proceed with the operation.”Lastly, he talked about Marek Hamsik who is set to join Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.“We lose important player, who made history, there are players who must continue on his way.”Napoli is currently in second place of the Italian Lega Serie A table with 52 points.The team is 11 points behind leaders Juventus.Napoli has won 16 out of 23 matches played, drawing four times and losing three times.🎙 @MrAncelotti: “There’s a long way to go in this competition – it’ll be difficult to win. We’re happy with what we’ve done up until now. We know we can do more and that little bit extra can help us win this tournament”⚽️ #ZurichNapoli🏆 @EuropaLeague💙 #ForzaNapoliSempre pic.twitter.com/JRsu9HVxdI— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) February 13, 2019
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities initially thought medical issues caused the March 10 death of a 61-year-old man at his home in Portland.But an autopsy by the Oregon state medical examiner’s office determined that Eugene Bigboy had been killed.Police say homicide detectives arrested his nephew, 22-year-old Matthew Galen Bigboy, on Sunday in connection with the death. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a murder charge.It’s the sixth homicide this year in Portland.
A Prothom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug peddlers, including a Rohingya man, were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Mohammad Kamal, 22, son of Islam of Balukhali camp, and Habibur Rahman, 23, son of Abul Shama of Nayapara in Teknaf upazila.BGB said the gunfight took place along the bordering Najirpara area.A BGB-2 team raided the area around 2:00am after being tipped off that a yaba consignment was being brought into the country through the border point, said major Mohammad Rubayet Kabir, additional director (operation) of BGB-2.The BGB team came under fire as soon as it reached the spot. Kamal and Habibur were killed in the ensuing gunfight, the BGB said.Their bodies were kept at the sadar hospital morgue.The BGB members also recovered 100,000 contraband yaba pills and a firearm from the spot after the skirmish.
Moving away from regular art sceneries, here’s an exhibition in the Capital that gets the limelight back on portraits. Khoj International Artists Association brings Residual, a solo show of portraits by Anpu Varkey. Varkey has chosen to paint portraits of friends – many of whom are themselves artists – she has encountered done during the last three years.The portrait format in her works is used like a portal into a hyper-real realm of being. Awkward hues of reds, greens and yellow mould the face and torso, displacing the ‘model’ from any recognizable place or culture. These hues are fantasy coded within a literary text or short story; Lovecraft’s putrid green or Ballard’s vermillion skies or the morbidity in Poe’s writing. Within each face languishes the remembrance of another face, posthumously read in fiction or built up by the artist’s imagination. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Talking about her methodology, Varkey says: ‘The colorised skin-tones condition the works to be less referential to the ‘real’. A rapid addition and subtraction of colour through various sittings creates the form – the residue. Small strokes form gashes in the face that belie no recognizable face. I have disparate interests in painting and portraiture is one of them.’The portraiture sessions are a series of informal encounters between the artist and model (always a friend). Their finality is arrived at through various permutations of colour combinations, which can be unending or stunted depending on the frequency of the model’s attendance. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVarkey completed her MFA from MSU, Baroda before getting a Diploma in Fine Arts at Central St. Martins Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK in 2005. The artist was born in August 1980 in Bangalore, India. She lives and works in New Delhi, India.The rich bold strokes and contemplative expressions seen in the works makes this exhibition a must visit.WHERE: Khoj Studios, Khirkee Extension WHEN: On till 27 October, 11 am to 7 pm
Advertisement Every passionate college fan base has its share of message board crazies, and the University of Kansas basketball team is no different. One not-quite-all-there fan was so unhappy with the Jayhawks’ recent performance from the free throw line, he decided to take matters into his own hands to fix it with an impromptu coaching session.According to the Lawrence Journal-World:“University of Kansas police were called to the men’s basketball dorm Wednesday afternoon, where a man reportedly kept showing up to give a resident there some “free-throw advice.”The call about the man “wanting to give free-throw advice” came in about 3:30 p.m., but when police got to McCarthy Hall, the man — who’s not a KU student — had already left, KU police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said. For that reason, at least as of about an hour after the call, police didn’t plan to file a trespassing or other criminal report, Anguiano said. (Radio traffic indicated the man had been there multiple times that day before the police were called, and may have come back again just before 5 p.m. Note: Subject’s clothing description included a blue and red windbreaker.) Anguiano said the name of the intended recipient of the man’s advice was not relayed to him by the officer on scene.”Even though the name of the “intended recipient” of the advice was unnamed, the Journal-World speculates that sophomore center Udoka Azubuike, who went 0-6 from the stripe down the stretch in a recent 85-80 loss to Oklahoma, could have been the player the fan sought to coach up.You have to love that the guy showed up in a red and blue windbreaker. Fan is short for fanatic.Here’s Bill Self discussing Azubuike’s struggles that triggered the wanna-be coach:
Opera 56.0 Stable released by Martin Brinkmann on September 26, 2018 in Opera – Last Update: September 26, 2018 – 20 commentsBig browser update day today. Vivaldi Technologies AS released Vivaldi 2.0 to the Stable channel earlier today and now it is Opera Software’s turn to release a new stable version of the browser.Opera 56.0 is a usability update first and foremost that introduces several usability improvements. The new version of the browser is already available via the integrated automatic update mechanism.Just load opera://update to run a manual check for updates if Opera does not pick up the update automatically. Select “check for updates” there to download and install Opera 56.0. on the system.Opera users who prefer to download the installer manually can do so on the Opera website. You can check the installed version by loading opera://about in the address bar of the browser (and yes, the About page has a new design in Opera 56.0).Opera 56.0 what is newOpera Software added an option to the Opera browser to disable promoted Speed Dial tiles and bookmarks. The browser includes sponsored bookmarks and Speed Dial items which users may remove when they don’t require those.Opera Software gets paid for including those meaning that it is one of the revenue sources of the company.Opera users who don’t want to receive promoted items anymore can turn these off in the following way:Load opera://settings/privacy in the browser’s address bar.Scroll down to the Start page section on the page that opens.Toggle “Receive promoted Speed Dials and Bookmarks”.Note that this does not affect existing promoted content but ensures that future content that may be added to Opera won’t be added to the bookmarks or the browser’s Speed Dial section.While we are at it: Opera 56.0 features new settings categories. You find Basic and the Advanced categories Privacy & Security, Features, and Browsers in the sidebar of the settings. The three categories under Advanced jump to specific positions of the settings page but all settings are still displayed on a single page.Opera 56.0 features three additional changes that are all usability related:The browser displays a new page zoom level indicator in the address bar. When you change the zoom level of a page, e.g. by holding down the Ctrl-key and using the mousewheel, you will notice that a zoom indicator is displayed in the address bar. A click on it displays the current zoom level, an option to reset it, and to change it in increments.Opera supports a new “Scroll to the top” feature which scrolls to the top of the page when you click on the active tab. Another click takes you back to the position that you have been at. The feature is enabled by default. Users who don’t want it can disable it by toggling “Scroll to the top of the page by clicking the active tab” under User Interface in the Advanced settings.Video Pop Out is a relatively new feature. Opera Software added volume control options to the pop out to give users options to control the volume of the video right from it.Opera 56.0 has been updated to Chromium 69.0.3497.100. Interested users find the entire changelog here.SummaryArticle NameOpera 56.0 Stable releasedDescriptionOpera 56.0 is a new stable version of the web browser that was released by Opera Software on September 26, 2018 to the Stable channel.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Alfred Duma Municipality Mayor Vincent Madlala, along with members of council, visited Dr Joseph Shabalala at his home today (December 23).Since we are in the festive season and approaching Christmas, the mayor and his team felt the need to visit the legendary Dr Joseph Shabalala to pay tribute to him.“We are gathered here to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As you have done so much for this country and the town of Ladysmith in terms of putting us on the global map and boosting our tourism, we would like to thank you and wish you many more years to come,” said Mayor Madlala.Council also brought gifts for the family that included a huge framed picture of Ladysmith Black Mambazo with a message from the mayor.Dr Joseph Shabalala expressed gratitude and said he was very pleased with their visit, thanking them for the gifts they brought him. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The local music legend also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
Airline TV Advertisement Honoured In Phoenix Awards Held In Singapore Qatar Airways’ multi award-winning Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport has received further recognition with the announcement of the Phoenix Awards 2009 winners at a ceremony held in Singapore. Already a winner in the aviation industry, the airline’s Premium Terminal garnered praise at the awards show as the subject in a TV advertisement that received a key award for its creativity and professional quality. Qatar Airways was the only airline winner at the Phoenix Awards, collecting the accolade in the Travel/Holidays/Airlines category. The unique award underscores the excellence of the achievement. The winning advertisement “Lounge” is part of a multi-million dollar global campaign designed to portray the brand assets of Qatar Airways and heighten overall awareness of the airline internationally. Lounge is part of a trilogy of advertisements produced by Qatar Airways which includes “Journey” – an advertisement that highlights key points on the airline’s route network, and “Appetiser” – a commercial that blends the ambience and style of the airline’s award-winning food and in-flight service offering.All three advertisements have been broadcast across top international channels in English, Arabic and several other languages. The TV ads form part of an extensive brand campaign that incorporates print, TV, radio, and digital media. The Phoenix Awards provides individuals and organisations with key industry recognition within the Asia Pacific region and are endorsed by the Association of Independent Television Companies in Singapore, the Australian Cinematographers Society, and the Institute of Advertising in Singapore. AdAsia, a leading magazine for the advertising and marketing industry, holds the Phoenix Awards annually, judging the creativity and professional skills in the production of films, video and digital images for advertising and promotional purposes. Qatar Airways’ award for the 2009 competition enhances the reputation of the airline’s Premium Terminal, which opened at Doha International Airport in November 2006 and is the world’s first dedicated terminal facility catering exclusively to First and Business Class passengers. The Premium Terminal’s First Class lounge includes amenities such as bedrooms, spa treatments, sauna and Jacuzzis. Additional features available to all passengers include a 24-hour business centre, medical clinic, games room and nursery as well as duty free shopping. <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1e451/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = Qatar Airways