Brazilborn historymaker Elkeson vows to take China to World Cup

first_imgShanghai: Brazilian-born striker Elkeson said he wants to fire China to the World Cup after he became the first footballer without Chinese ancestry to be named in the national squad. The recently naturalised 30-year-old will make more history when — as widely expected — he lines up for Marcello Lippi’s side in a 2022 World Cup qualifier away at the Maldives on September 10. Lippi has long complained about a dearth of attackers and on Wednesday moved to plug the gap with Elkeson, who will use the Chinese name Ai Kesen and take up a Chinese passport. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe move, which could start a trend of Brazilians playing for China, has divided football fans in the world’s most populous country. But the Guangzhou Evergrande striker vowed to win over the doubters, saying in an open letter: “Having Chinese nationality allows me to contribute to the national team once again playing in the World Cup. “I want to tell the world: I have officially begun a new journey, I am Chinese, I want to return all the love and care you have given me over the years. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I hope to get your support, as always.” China similarly gave a passport to London-born midfielder Nico Yennaris earlier this year, although unlike Elkeson the former Arsenal reserve is half-Chinese. Although many other nations, notably 2022 hosts Qatar, call up players born in other countries, China had resisted doing so until now. Elkeson, who has scored more than 100 goals in about 150 games in the Chinese Super League, qualifies for China because he has played in the country since 2013. Calling it “a gamble”, the forward nevertheless said that he wants to “leave my mark” on Chinese football. “I want a new challenge, I want to see where my limits are,” he wrote. “I want to repay the love of the Chinese people in these seven years. “I accepted this challenge without hesitation,” he added.last_img read more

Canada to boost presence overseas to attract more international students

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada plans to attract more international students by expanding its presence overseas in an effort to advance classroom diversity and boost economic benefits that already amount to billions per year.The economic effects of foreign students nearly doubled between 2010 and 2016, when they reached a total of $15.5 billion in Canada for everything from tuition fees to rent and groceries, according to a federal analysis.To put that in perspective, the document says the sector supported nearly 170,000 jobs in 2016 and had greater economic impacts than Canada’s exports of auto parts, aircraft and lumber.The vast majority of foreign students have been coming from India and China, while recent years have seen surges from countries with fast-growing economies like Vietnam.Officials from universities, colleges and the federal government are now in the early stages of developing an “aligned” strategy that will broaden campaigns in other parts of the world, Universities Canada president Paul Davidson said in an interview. He expects Canada to promote itself as an education destination in places with expanding economies and large populations of young people, like Colombia and parts of Africa.“We’re looking at where in the world there is a growing middle-class demand for higher education, a place where Canada has got linkages and connections,” said Davidson, whose organization represents 96 institutions.Canada has been an attractive place to study for years. In 2000, federal numbers show there were 122,665 valid study permits in Canada — a number that hit 572,415 last year for an increase of 467 per cent. Numbers compiled by Universities Canada say full-time international student enrolment at universities rose by about 15 per cent across Canada between 2017 and 2018.The 2018 growth came despite a diplomatic dispute last August between Canada and Saudi Arabia, which has been one of the top home countries for international university students.The Saudi government suspended diplomatic ties with Canada, expelled the Canadian ambassador and recalled its own envoy to Ottawa after Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her department criticized the regime on Twitter for its arrest of social activists. Saudi Arabia also ordered thousands of its citizens studying in Canada to come home.Davidson said diplomatic efforts by the federal officials and the higher-education community helped reduce the impact. In the end, he said many Saudi students stayed, including medical trainees who had been in Canada for several years as well as those in studying in other areas of health science and some graduate programs.“The Saudi situation underscored the importance of having a diverse range of countries to work with,” Davidson said.Last month’s federal budget announced nearly $148 million of funding over five years for international education, part of which will be dedicated to efforts to attract more foreign students to Canada.International Trade Minister Jim Carr said beyond the economic impacts, students from abroad often establish important, decades-long links with Canada.“We believe that international students add value to our communities, that they experience Canada’s fine institutions and take with them an appreciation of who we are as Canadians,” Carr said in an interview.“Sometimes they stay, sometimes they go back to their home countries and become, really, ambassadors for Canada.”Denise Amyot, president and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada, said foreign students bring new perspectives that help their Canadian classmates better understand the world. Their higher tuition fees strengthen institutions and ensure a wider choice of programs are offered for all students, she added.Amyot, who represents 132 publicly funded colleges and institutes, said her members have also seen rising numbers of international students. In 2006-07, she said foreign students made up a four per cent share of enrolment in the college system — by 2015-16, it had grown to eight per cent.She said immigration policy changes in Canada have helped it compete with other countries in attracting the world’s increasingly mobile post-secondary students. The policies, she added, have sped up visa processing times, permitted foreign students to work in Canada while they study and improved a graduate’s chance of obtaining permanent residency.Numbers from the Immigration Department show that last year 10,950 former study permit holders became permanent residents. Between 2015 and 2017, the annual total failed to eclipse 3,000.“Some of our best immigrants, in fact, have been international students that have studied in Canada, worked in Canada,” said Amyot. “This becomes very, very attractive and Canada has a shortage of employees right now, so it is really helping our labour-market situation.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterAndy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Celine Dion Records Video For World Prematurity Day

first_imgA new global television message from Celine Dion calls on families to use social media to connect with each other and ask governments take action to prevent premature births and save babies’ lives.Video: Celine Dion World Prematurity Awareness DayThe campaign is a joint effort of the March Of Dimes, the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Save the Children and the World Health Organization.“I share the fears and concerns of all parents knowing that more than one million babies around the world die every year because they didn’t get enough time to grow,” Ms. Dion says in English and French versions of the video. The video message can be viewed here.The message directs viewers to, where they can write about and post a picture of their child, family member or friend whose child was born too soon. A world map will light up each individual’s posting and allow them to connect and support each other from anywhere in the world.Worldwide, 15 million babies are born too soon each year and more than one million of those infants die as a result of their early births. According to a May 2012 report Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth, 75 percent of these deaths could be prevented through low-cost interventions, such as skin-to-skin “Kangaroo Mother Care” and wider availability of antenatal steroids to help premature babies’ lungs develop.“There is hope,” said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. “We know much about how to save babies’ lives. Now, we are calling on governments, the private sector, businesses, health officials and community leaders to implement these interventions, and do more to prevent prematurity.”On November 17th, partners from around the world will mark the second World Prematurity Day in support of the Every Woman Every Child effort led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The World Prematurity Network (WPN) including, Bliss, United Kingdom, European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants, throughout Europe, Home for Premature Babies, China, Little Big Souls International Foundation, Africa, National Premmie Foundation, Australia, hope to harness the power of the Facebook story campaign to encourage governments to give top priority to reducing preterm birth. The WPN includes consumer and parent groups that are leaders in addressing preterm birth in their countries. Together, members call for actions to prevent preterm birth and improve care for babies born preterm.In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefited the March of Dimes life saving research and education.Source:MarchOfDimes.comlast_img read more

Big Brother Canadas Veronica Hamza throw shade at fellow houseguests We deserve

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementcenter_img The first double eviction of the season rocked the Big Brother Canada house this week and after two sets of explosive competitions were secured and two unsuspecting votes were cast, two bold players were sent out the BBCAN6 backdoor.Both 24-year-old Ottawa-based server Veronica Doherty and 27-year-old Thunder Bay, Ont., soccer coach Hamza Hatoum, who were feared for their unpredictable gameplay and nerve to make game-changing moves, were sent packing this week after the house scrambled for stability despite a week of deception.“I look at some of the people in the house and think that me and Veronica definitely deserve to be in there over a lot of people,” Hatoum said, just moments after his ouster as Postmedia Network sat with the two stunned evictees. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Toronto International Film Festival reveals first Gala and Special Presentation titles for

first_imgHigh Life First Man Giant Little Ones | Keith Behrman, CanadaWorld PremiereGirls of the Sun | Eva Husson, FranceInternational PremiereHotel Mumbai | Anthony Maras, AustraliaWorld PremiereThe Hummingbird Project | Kim Nguyen, CanadaWorld PremiereIf Beale Street Could Talk | Barry Jenkins, USAWorld PremiereManto | Nandita Das, IndiaNorth American PremiereMaya | Mia Hansen-Løve, FranceWorld PremiereMonsters and Men | Reinaldo Marcus Green, USACanadian PremiereSpecial Presentations Opening Film MOUTHPIECE | Patricia Rozema, CanadaWorld PremiereNon-Fiction | Olivier Assayas, FranceCanadian Premiere Roma Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival.Of the 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, this first announcement includes 21 World Premieres, 7 International Premieres, 8 North American Premieres and 11 Canadian Premieres. The selection announced today includes 13 features directed by women.“We have an exceptional selection of films this year that will excite Festival audiences from all walks of life,” said Handling. “Today’s lineup showcases beloved auteurs alongside fresh voices in filmmaking, including numerous female powerhouses. The sweeping range in cinematic storytelling from around the world is a testament to the uniqueness of the films that are being made.” Old Man & the Gun | David Lowery, USAInternational PremierePapi Chulo | John Butler, IrelandWorld PremiereRoma | Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico/USACanadian PremiereSpecial Presentations Closing Film Shoplifters | Hirokazu Kore-eda, JapanCanadian PremiereThe Sisters Brothers | Jacques Audiard, USA/France/Romania/SpainNorth American PremiereSunset | László Nemes, Hungary/FranceNorth American PremiereThrough Black Spruce | Don McKellar, CanadaWorld PremiereThe Wedding Guest | Michael Winterbottom, United KingdomWorld PremiereThe Weekend | Stella Meghie, USAWorld PremiereWhere Hands Touch | Amma Asante, United KingdomWorld PremiereWhite Boy Rick | Yann Demange, USAInternational PremiereWildlife | Paul Dano, USACanadian Premiere Advertisement If Beale Street Could Talk More Festival films, including additional Gala and Special Presentations selections, will be announced in the coming weeks. Next up: the Canadian lineup, which will be unveiled on August 1 at 10am ET.The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2018. Ticket packages are now on sale.BROWSE ALL FILMS The Hate U Give Facebook Where Hands Touch Advertisement Widows “Every September we invite the whole film world to Toronto, one of the most diverse, movie-mad cities in the world. I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to put together a lineup of Galas and Special Presentations that reflects Toronto’s spirit of inclusive, passionate engagement with film. We can’t wait to unveil these films for our audience.”This year, the Gala and Special Presentations programmes will include films by Claire Denis, Steve McQueen, Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Jenkins, Nicole Holofcener, Patricia Rozema, Damien Chazelle, Elizabeth Chomko, Zhang Yimou, Bradley Cooper, Nadine Labaki, Anurag Kashyap, Amma Asante, Matteo Garrone, Eva Husson, Jason Reitman, Lee Chang-dong, Keith Behrman, George Tillman, Jr., Olivier Assayas, and Jiang Wen. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A Star is Born The Land of Steady Habits Hidden Man Advertisement The Wedding Guest Login/Register With: Beautiful Boy The Kindergarten Teacher | Sara Colangelo, USACanadian PremiereThe Land of Steady Habits | Nicole Holofcener, USAWorld PremiereLife Itself | Dan Fogelman, USAWorld PremiereThe Public | Emilio Estevez, USAWorld PremiereRed Joan | Sir Trevor Nunn, United KingdomWorld PremiereShadow | Zhang Yimou , ChinaNorth American PremiereA Star is Born | Bradley Cooper, USANorth American PremiereWhat They Had | Elizabeth Chomko, USAInternational PremiereWidows | Steve McQueen, United Kingdom/USAWorld Premiere The Hummingbird Project The full list of Festival ’18 films announced today:GALASBeautiful Boy | Felix van Groeningen, USAWorld PremiereEverybody Knows | Asghar Farhadi, Spain/France/ItalyNorth American PremiereFirst Man | Damien Chazelle, USACanadian PremiereGalveston | Mélanie Laurent, USACanadian PremiereThe Hate U Give | George Tillman, Jr., USAWorld PremiereHidden Man | Jiang Wen, ChinaInternational PremiereHigh Life | Claire Denis, Germany/France/Poland/United KingdomWorld PremiereHusband Material | Anurag Kashyap, IndiaWorld Premiere SPECIAL PRESENTATIONSBen is Back | Peter Hedges, USAWorld PremiereBurning | Lee Chang-dong, South KoreaNorth American PremiereCan You Ever Forgive Me? | Marielle Heller, USAInternational PremiereCapernaum | Nadine Labaki, LebanonNorth American PremiereCold War | Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/United Kingdom/FranceCanadian PremiereColette | Wash Westmoreland, United KingdomCanadian PremiereDogman | Matteo Garrone, Italy/FranceCanadian PremiereThe Front Runner | Jason Reitman, USAInternational Premiere Galveston The Sisters Brothers Maya Twitterlast_img read more

Harvey Proctor says allegations he was part of Westminster sex ring are

He denies the charges and the trial continues. Harvey Proctor, the former Tory MP, has described the allegations of him raping and murdering children as part of a Satanic sex cult and VIP paedophile ring the “polluted ravings of a fantasist”.Coming face to face with his accuser Carl Beech for the first time, as he gave evidence at Newcastle Crown Court the 72-year-old broke down in tears as he described the allegations against him as “wrong, malicious, false and horrendous”.He said they were a “Kafkaesque nightmare”.Mr Proctor, who was the Conservative MP for Billericay between 1979 and 1987, described how he had been living a happy and fulfilling life, working as private secretary for the Duke of Rutland, when on March 4, 2016, police from the Metropolitan Police’s murder squad raided his home on the Belvoir Castle estate.He told the court that initially the police would not give him the details of what he was accused of, other than to say it was to do with allegations of historic child abuse.Mr Proctor explained how police spent 15 hours searching his home and the following morning he woke up to discover news of the raid on his home was national news.Struggling to compose himself, Mr Proctor, said: “When I awoke at 7am on the dot I looked up at the TV screen to see my face looking back at me and a story running at the head of the BBC news that my house had been searched in connection with historic child sexual abuse including child murders.” 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. Mr Proctor went on: “It was a Kafkaesque situation, a horrendous, irrational, nightmare.”As a result of the raid on his home and the subsequent publicity, Mr Proctor lost his job and also the home that went with it.He said: “They were working on the basis that the allegations were believed by the Metropolitan Police because they had described them as credible and true.”Mr Proctor told the jury that he had remained in the dark regarding the details of the allegations, for a further three months, with Scotland Yard twice cancelling appointments to meet him.But on 16 June 2015, Mr Proctor received a disclosure document from the police setting out the horrific details of the allegations against him, which included three child murders, several allegations of historic sexual abuse with children.Asked by Mr Badenoch what he thought when he discovered the nature of the allegations, Mr Proctor replied: “There were horrendous, horrible, heinous allegations. The worst thing one human being could say against another, it was all untrue.”Mr Proctor was among those Mr Beech named when he went to police in 2014 claiming to have been subjected to years of rape and torture in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Others he named as alleged members if the VIP paedophile ring was Sir Edward Heath, the former Prime Minister, Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary and Lord Bramall, the former head of the Army.At one point he even told detectives he had witnessed Mr Proctor of murdering a young boy during a sex game.After Mr Proctor took to the witness box, Tony Badenoch QC, prosecuting, asked him: “You have been accused of the murder of children and of sadistic sexual offending, what do you say to that?”The former MP replied: “The allegations are wrong, malicious, false and horrendous.”Following the allegations, Mr Proctor had his home raided and was questioned for hours under caution as part of Scotland Yard’s £2 million Operation Midland investigation.But the inquiry collapsed with the Metropolitan Police forced to apologise to those who had been falsely accused.Mr Proctor is the only person directly accused by Mr Beech who is giving live evidence at the trial.Last year Mr Beech, who his himself a convicted paedophile, was charged with 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud relating to a £22,000 payment he received from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. read more

Fall in numbers of children and pregnant women smoking in Ireland

first_imgSMOKING RATES AMONG children and pregnant women are down in the last decade, both north and south of the border, according to a report published today.While the report, by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI)  hailed the importance of this decline, it pointed to the particular risk of tobacco-related harms for disadvantaged children.Smoking during pregnancy has declined by around one third over the last ten years in both parts of Ireland.Overall smoking prevalence was lowest among older women and highest among those aged 15 to 19.Click here for larger imageSmoking in pregnancy has been linked to adverse effects on babies such as low birthweight. GP attendances for chest and ear infections among infants were also higher among mothers who smoked after in the first nine months of their child’s life.Children smokingIn the Republic, the proportion of 10 to 17-year-olds reporting that they had ever smoked fell from 36 per cent to 27 per cent between 2006 and 2010 and in Northern Ireland, the proportion of 11 to 16-year-olds reporting that they had ever smoked decreased from 24 per cent to 19 per cent between 2007 and 2010.Click here for larger imageWhile Dr Helen McEvoy said there are signs of improvement, she added:Children are still trying their first cigarette at a very young age and their stage of development makes them uniquely susceptible to tobacco marketing and branding.She also said disadvantaged children are more likely to live in households with smoking adults and are at greater risk of exposure to second-hand smoke.This is true in terms of their likelihood of exposure in the womb as well as to second-hand smoke in the home and ultimately to their own risk of taking up smoking at a young age.Low income familiesIn the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland, mothers were three times more likely to smoke during pregnancy than in the least deprived areas. Nine-year-old children in the Republic of Ireland living in the lowest income families were also twice as likely to be exposed to second hand smoke in the home as children in the highest income families, the report found.Professor Luke Clancy of TFRI said parental smoking behaviours are “so significant” in the health and development of children in Ireland.The report highlights efforts to restrict access and appeal of tobacco products and points to the importance of child and family policy service, particularly in the most disadvantaged areas.Read the full report here.Read: James Reilly vs tobacco industry: Stop making smoking look attractive to girls>Read: Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women>last_img read more

Eleftherotypia files for bankruptcy

first_imgEleftherotypia newspaper publisher Mania Tegopoulou filed for protection from the daily’s creditors under Article 99 of the Bankruptcy Code midweek. The move came after the company failed to secure funding to keep the publication in print and an ongoing dispute with the newspaper’s employees, who are owed several months’ worth of wages. Eleftherotypia was established in 1975.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

5 Reasons to be Excited for Horizon Zero Dawn

first_img The beginning of the year has been great for PlayStation 4 owners. In the last few weeks, they have been treated to such games as Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, and Nioh. This would be enough to keep PS4 owners happy, but they’re about to get one of the biggest games of Q1 tomorrow. That’s right; I’m talking about none other than Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn.Unlike a lot of other recent AAA titles, Horizon Zero Dawn fully delivers on nearly all fronts. It is a sprawling open world game with beautifully rendered graphics and tight, intuitive gameplay mechanics. It is arguably the first truly “must own” exclusive of this generation. The hype surrounding this title is very much real.There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Horizon Zero Dawn. Below are the top five.Stunning graphicsHorizon Zero Dawn features the best looking graphics on a console to date. This game takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s extra horsepower. Thanks to checkerboard rendering, it looks exceptional on 4K HDR-enabled televisions. Folks who play on a standard 1080p TV will also benefit from supersampled textures.I’ve put many hours into this game. In that time, I have never seen any questionable looking textures or graphical anomalies. Every part of the world is rendered in exceptional detail. Even random NPC characters and building interiors look great. Graphically speaking, Horizon Zero Dawn has no equal on consoles.Massive open world to exploreOpen world games are standard these days. Normally, this wouldn’t be a selling point. However, Horizon’s rich and varied world is in a class of its own. A lot of this has to do with the aforementioned graphics. These gorgeous locales aren’t just for show, however. Secrets can be found on every mountain top, sandy desert, overgrown forest, and human settlement.Unlike many other open world games, exploration isn’t a mundane affair here. The game has a great deal of fast travel points. However, you will find that taking the scenic route is always more satisfying. After all, you want to see what awaits in each area. Most of the time, hoofing it on foot or riding a robot leads to unexpected but delightful situations. There is always something interesting to discover.An enthralling and engaging storyLike open-world titles, post-apocalyptic settings have also become ubiquitous. Horizon, however, has a unique take on this worn out genre. Like the gameplay, it combines various genres into something wholly original. Despite the prehistoric-like setting, Horizon is, at its core, a science fiction story. And though it isn’t upfront about it, there is also a strong underlying message about human hubris destroying the planet.Most video game stories aren’t told as elegantly as those from traditional media. Horizon manages to not only have a great story but one that is masterfully told. The story unfolds at just the right pace. Each new revelation is accompanied by a new and enticing mystery. Thankfully, none of this feels forced or awkward. By the end, most of the story’s questions have been fully and satisfyingly answered.Meaningful side questsEvery open world game has random side quests to complete. Most of the time, these missions feel like filler that inflates a game’s play time. Horizon has its fair share of side quests as well. Thankfully, most are meaningful and add depth to the game. With very few exceptions, each side quest introduces you to an interesting new character. Many quests involve finding objects or killing machines and people. However, they don’t feel like a waste of time. There is always a fascinating story behind each mission.Action junkies will no doubt get a kick out of the hunter’s lodge side quests. These missions will require players to use all of their cunning and reflexes to survive. Combat is one of the game’s strongest attributes (as I’ll explain below), and the hunter’s lodge quests force players to use everything they’ve learned to take down the nastiest of robots.Robot fightsAs I mentioned above, hunting and fighting giant robots is the single best feature of Horizon Zero Dawn. While battling humans can get downright tedious, going up against crazed machines never gets old. There is a lot of animal-like automatons in the world, and each has to be taken down in specific ways. Figuring out a robot’s weakness is a game unto itself. Feeling a giant mechanical beast is one of the most thrilling experiences you’ll ever have.To successfully take down a robot, you have to use every weapon at your disposal. This includes arrows, traps, and bombs. Each of these come in different varieties. For example, fire arrows are sometimes more effective than standard ones. Ice bombs work great against fire-spewing machines, and electric traps stop most robots in their tracks. Tying robots down with rope is also a great way to immobilize them. Few games have combat that is as thoroughly enjoyable as this. Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on targetlast_img read more

Large Area of Disturbed Weather Located Over the Northeastern Caribbean Sea

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:dominican republic, puerto rico, virgin islands, Weather TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – A large area of disturbed weather is located over the northeasternCaribbean Sea and extends northward across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and continues over the Atlantic Ocean for several hundred miles. Surface pressures are gradually falling across this region and a low pressure system could form during the next day or so. This system could briefly acquire subtropical characteristics tomorrow or on Thursday while the low moves west-northwestward to northwestward. After that time, development is not expected while the disturbance moves north-northeastward and eventually merges with another frontal system. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall and possible flooding can be expected across the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and portions of the Dominican Republic tonight and Wednesday. For additional information on the heavy rainfall threat, please consult products issued by your national meteorological service.* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent. DR wants consulate office in TCI TCI Tactic to minimize Zika revealed; less unskilled workers says Premierlast_img read more


first_img Related Items:david bowen, incident free, maskanoo, Wesley Clerveaux Recommended for you New Director for Agriculture vows to create Policy Sundowner Music Festival this week Maskanoo to take over Grace Bay strip Boxing Day Saturday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Dec 2014 –No connection whatsoever to the actual Maskanoo parade; opportunists using the brand of the TCI’s Maskanoo hosted an after party where it is believed the problems started and which may have led to the death of a 20 year old man on Saturday around 3am. Magnetic Media is informed by both the Culture Director and the Office of the Premier that they are thrilled to have had a Maskanoo Parade without incident; and saddened by the death of the Blue Hills resident. I quote David Bowen, Culture Director: I was informed that persons were illegally using the name and logo of Maskanoo to promote a party to make money off the success of Maskanoo which officially ended at 12 midnight. Dec 26th. Any event after midnightthat claimed to be Maskanoo related is false and not sanctioned by TCHTA, the Dept of Culture, the Ministry of Culture or the Maskanoo Committee.” In fact Bowen adds: “These persons who organized and promoted the party should be held accountable for both the death of this young man and for the illegal use of the Maskanoo name and logo.” The Premier’s Office supports these sentiments, explaining: “Thankfully the Maskanoo celebrations went off with no incident, however we are saddened by the news that the night did not end completely well, with the news of the unfortunate passing of the young man, but this had no relation to the Maskanoo event and should not be reported in the media to give any an impression that the event was linked in any shape or form to the Maskanoo celebration,” from Permanent Secretary, Wesley Clerveaux. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Juba League man hacked dead in Ctg

first_img.A local Juba League activist was hacked to death in an attack by rivals at Meher Afroze High School ground in the port city of Chittagong on Monday afternoon, reports UNB.Bangladesh Awami Juba League aka Juba League is the youth front of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League. The deceased was identified as Mohiuddin, 30, son of Abu Ibrahim of the area.Bandar police station officer-in-charge Mainul Islam said Mohiuddin was attacked around 3:00pm during voting for forming a school reunion committee following an internal feud.The attackers chopped the Juba League man indiscriminately, leaving him critically injured.Later, he was taken to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where doctors declared him dead around 3:30pm, said Alauddin Talukder, assistant sub-inspector of the CMCH police camp.last_img read more

Southern Baptists approve amendments dealing with sexual abuse racism

first_img Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Southern Baptists, faced in recent months with hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, have overwhelmingly adopted changes to governing documents that will bring greater visibility to their desire to disaffiliate with churches that do not handle instances of abuse properly.A new standing “Credentials Committee” also will consider whether churches are not “in friendly cooperation” for that and other reasons, including involvement in “discriminatory behavior on the basis of ethnicity.”Delegates, called messengers, also voted Tuesday (June 11) at their annual meeting to amend the constitution of the Southern Baptist Convention so that it will make explicit that churches that mishandle cases of abuse or racial discrimination are not welcome.“I believe this is a very, very significant moment in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention,” said new SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd.He said the nation’s largest Protestant denomination has “given a clear signal not only about what we believe about sexual abuse, but we also stand against all ethnic discrimination in the United States and around the world.”The constitutional amendments will need to be considered a second time at next year’s annual meeting before they can become official.Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd speaks during the SBC’s annual meeting at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala., on June 11, 2019. RNS photo by Butch DillMoments after the votes, about 50 abuse victim advocates and media members attended a rally outside the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex where speakers declared that what Southern Baptists accomplished inside was not sufficient.Cheryl Summers, the organizer of the second annual For Such A Time As This Rally, said much has happened in the past year to address abuse in the SBC. She noted a new report from a Sexual Abuse Advisory Group commissioned by SBC President J.D. Greear and new training, including a video series and a handbook on a “caring well” theme, released last week.She credited the work of activists and victims of abuse for prompting the denomination to act.“People stood up and spoke up,” said Summers. “What we are doing matters. It is making a difference, so keep standing up. Keep speaking up. We will continue to speak for those who imagine they are the only ones living a private nightmare.”Still, she said, there is much more to be done.She and other advocates would like the SBC to develop a database documenting convicted and credibly accused abusers and to provide mandatory training to help clergy and seminary students recognize and address abuse.In February, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News published a joint investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against about 380 current and former Southern Baptist ministers and volunteers. In late May, the Chronicle detailed allegations of cover-ups of abuse by five male missionaries. Tagsabuse constitutional amendment homepage featured JD Greear Ronnie Floyd sexual abuse Southern Baptist Covention,You may also like A woman holds signs about abuse during a rally outside the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on June 11, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. RNS photo by Butch Dill Share This! Christa Brown talks about her abuse at a rally outside the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex on June 11, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. RNS photo by Butch Dill News • Photos of the Week Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Sex abuse has dominated many of the discussions at events that have occurred around the SBC meeting.Its Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission hosted a discussion on Monday in which survivors addressed how churches need to respect and assist survivors and report abuse allegations to authorities. Texas pastor Matt Chandler addressed concerns, raised in a New York Times story, that his church mishandled allegations about a youth minister who has since been indicted on a sexual molestation charge. Chandler defended the church’s response at a luncheon between Tuesday’s sessions of the SBC meeting. Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019center_img Adelle M. Banks,Load Comments,Muslim comedian awarded $4.1 million in defamation lawsuit against neo-Nazi site By: Adelle M. Banks Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks By: Adelle M. Banks Catholicism Matt Chandler, megachurch pastor, addresses allegations of abuse at Village Church dur … last_img read more

10 Essential XMen Comics To Read For The DisneyFox Merger

first_img SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-MenMarvel Posts ‘Dawn of X’ Teaser on Twitter Before SDCC 2019 Stay on target Honestly, Fox hasn’t done that badly with the X-Men franchise. Logan was genuinely one of the best superhero movies ever made, and the others have varied from competent to quite good. It really seemed like they were hitting their stride, but we’ll never know as the Disney / Fox merger is now uniting all of the Marvel Comics properties except maybe Spider-Man back into the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe.If you were more of an Avengers reader and never dipped your toe into the X side of the pool, the mass of comics and tie-ins and spin-offs can be a little daunting to get into. Fear not, old friend. We fired up Cerebro to generate a list of the must-read X-storylines.Deadly GenesisIt may seem heretical to say this, but the original Stan Lee / Jack Kirby run on X-Men just isn’t that great. The school setting is interesting but Kirby doesn’t really let loose, most of the villains are pretty dull and it just never clicks. The real fun started in May of 1975 with the publication of Giant Size X-Men. When the original team is captured by living island Krakoa, Professor X reaches out in desperation to mutants all over the world to form a new team. Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler and others answer the call, forming the core that would carry the franchise to its peak.Buy it at Amazon.comFirst ClassIf you really want to read adventures of the original five X-Men, Jeff Parker’s X-Men: First Class is the best way to do it. The modern series looked to the past to explore the relationship between Professor Xavier and his first charges, telling sharp stories that typically wrapped up in a single issue. It’s a great way to get up to speed with the pre-Wolverine adventures without having to slog through a bunch of Silver Age filler.Buy it at Amazon.comDark Phoenix SagaIf there’s one storyline that stands as the essential X-Men tale, it’s the Dark Phoenix saga. It wraps up so many of the series’ core elements into one epic that had repercussions for generations. In it, Jean Grey gets possessed by an alien force of incredible power – the Phoenix. It overwhelms her and genocides a planet or two before she regains control. Actions have consequences, and Jean’s final fate would change the way comics treated death and main characters. Of course, “final fate” doesn’t necessarily mean “final.” It’s like how there are a bunch of Final Fantasy games.Buy it at Amazon.comImperialGrant Morrison is the guy you call when you have an aging franchise that needs a shot of invention, and his run on New X-Men lifted the series out of the doldrums of the late 90s by rethinking just about everything we’ve come to know from the merry mutants. His whole run is solid, but for my money the Imperial storyline, which saw Professor X’s parasitic twin Cassandra Nova wreaking havoc on the team with the help of the alien Shi’ar. Big action, solid character moments and a truly memorable villain make this one of the better modern X-tales.Buy it at Amazon.comGod Loves, Man KillsAlthough the X-Men spend plenty of time battling superpowered foes, it’s the hate and prejudice of humans that really brings them down. 1982 graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills laid the groundwork for Magneto turning away from his villainous ways to join the X-Men as the team faces off with a fire and brimstone televangelist leading a crusade against mutants. It was loosely used as the inspiration for X2, but lost a lot of its religious fervor.Buy it at Amazon.comThe Demon Bear HuntAs the X-Men grew, the idea of them being students at the Xavier school seemed a bit silly. So in 1983, Marvel debuted The New Mutants, a series focusing on a fresh batch of faces training their abilities in the Dange Room. The book took a little while to find its footing, but when master Bill Sienkiewicz took over art duties with issue #18 it produced one of the most unforgettable stories the franchise has ever seen. Danielle Moonstar comes face to face with the demonic beast that killed her parents and overcomes it in a visually stunning sequence that still dazzles.Wolverine & The X-MenFor all the change in the X-universe, things usually return to some sort of stable situation: there’s a school to train new mutants and X-Men save the world. The recent Wolverine & The X-Men series written by Jason Aaron mixed that up in a satisfying way. With Professor Xavier dead, the job of teaching falls to that most unlikely of men – Wolverine. He re-staffs the Jean Grey School and takes a new class of entertaining misfit mutants on adventures through time and space in this fun, breezy series.Buy it at Amazon.comLifedeathMaster artist Barry Windsor-Smith only drew a handful of X-Men stories, but they’re some of the most emotionally potent in the series’ run. After mutant inventor Forge builds a weapon that accidentally strips Storm of her powers, the duo embark on a strange relationship – part romance, part hatred – that will take them to the depths of his past and the limits of her future. These are the stories that best capture the interior life of the X-Men and show why they pushed superhero comics to a new place at their peak.Buy it at Amazon.comGifted read more

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first_imgThe PostgreSQL team released an update yesterday to the versions 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, 9.3.24 of its database system. The latest update focuses on fixing two security issues and bugs detected in the past three months. PostgreSQL is a popular open source relational database management system that offers reliability, correctness, robustness, and performance measures. It runs on all major operating systems such as Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. Let’s discuss the highlights of the recent major update. Security Issues The recent release focuses on fixing two major security issues: Certain host connection parameters defeat client-side security defenses There was an internal issue in Libpq, a client connection API for PostgreSQL. When trying to reconnect, all the connection state variables couldn’t be reset. Specifically, the state variable that helps determine whether or not a password is needed for a connection would not be reset. This allowed the users of features requiring libpq, namely, the dblink or postgres_fdw extensions, to login to servers they should not be able to access. To check if your database has either extension installed, run the following  from your PostgreSQL shell: \dx dblink|postgres_fdw Memory disclosure and missing authorization in insert An attacker can issue CREATE TABLE. This allows the arbitrary bytes of server memory to be easily read with the help of an upsert (INSERT … ON CONFLICT DO UPDATE) query. By default, any user can easily exploit that. A user with specific INSERT privileges and an UPDATE privilege on at least one column in a given table is capable of updating other columns with the help of a view and an upsert query. Major Bug Fixes There was an issue in VACUUM,  leading to data corruption in certain system catalog tables, this has been fixed with the latest update. There are a lot of performance improvements made allowing to replay the write-ahead logs. SQL-standard FETCH FIRST syntax has been fixed to allow parameters ($n), as the standard expects. Performance regression related to POSIX semaphores has been fixed for multi-CPU systems running Linux or FreeBSD. libpq has been fixed for cases where hostaddr is used. To get complete information on other bug fixes and improvements, check out the official PostgreSQL release notes. Read Next Handling backup and recovery in PostgreSQL 10 [Tutorial] How to perform data partitioning in PostgreSQL 10 6 index types in PostgreSQL 10 you should knowlast_img read more

A look into the millennial generation travel trends

first_imgThe Millennial Traveler, the endless explorer thirsty for knowledge, prefers to travel to learn something new. They’re prone to taking last minute trips to satisfy sudden wanderlust. Social media plays a pivotal role in how the millennial traveler makes their decisions. In fact, 87% are looking at Facebook for travel inspiration. (Those “epic” selfies you took on your Barbados getaway? They’re working.) Brands need to embrace the power of UGC (user-generated content) over traditional advertisements if they are to connect with this generation.85% of millennials check multiple sites before booking their travel to get the best deal possible.46% book travel through a smartphone or tablet.60% will upgrade their travel experience by purchasing in-flight wi-fi, early deplaning, etc.They WILL post their experiences on social media. In fact, 97% will post while traveling, and 75% will post once a day. That’s a lot of social activity.68% will remain loyal to a program that offers them the most rewardsCash / Freebies.Millennials, like we said, are forever connected. Travel apps have become the millennials preferred method of interacting with brands, almost 1/3 more than past generations. They are also traveling abroad more than past generations. The spirit of adventure is alive and well with this generation… They also know this and want the world to believe their travels are the most important travels ever. #nofomoSource = Internet Marketinglast_img read more

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