first_imgThe province is investing in a Dartmouth program that helps persons with disabilities build confidence and realize their individual potential. Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse announced today, Dec. 6, that the province will provide $500,000 to the Dartmouth Adult Service Centre’s (DASC) capital campaign to help it improve and expand its program. “DASC provides adults with disabilities wonderful opportunities for meaningful work and activity,” said Ms. Peterson-Rafuse. “We’re happy to contribute to DASC’s capital campaign. This investment will allow for a new and improved facility that will make life better for current and future participants.” The Dartmouth Adult Service Centre provides a variety of activities for adults with disabilities, including supportive employment, skills training and vocational programming. The capital campaign will help the centre build an improved facility that will better serve current participants and allow them to expand to help more people with disabilities in the future. “The province’s investment brings us one step closer to our new building, which will be customized for DASC’s current and future clients,” said Cathy Deagle-Gammon, executive director of DASC. “I’m so grateful for the partnership we’ve developed with all three levels of government, and that people with disabilities will feel the benefit of that partnership.” This investment is one of several in a series of recent improvements to expand services for Nova Scotians with disabilities. Government has increased investments in such programs by nearly $20 million since 2009.last_img read more

first_imgMAIDSTONE, Sask. – For a small group of American black families escaping racist Jim Crow laws a century ago, building a church in their new home in Saskatchewan was a priority.Completed in 1912, Shiloh Baptist Church, about 30 kilometres northwest of Maidstone, provided a place of worship and communal space for the homesteaders who had arrived only two years before.The little building is made from poplar logs on a foundation of field stones. The pews are just benches, many also hewn from logs.“The first time I walked in there it’s almost like I got hit in the gut with a fist. And I’m not a spiritual or a religious person by any means,” says Leander Lane, whose great-grandfather Julius Caesar Lane was among the community’s original families.The church and its cemetery have just been awarded heritage property designation by the Saskatchewan’s Culture Ministry who say it is the only remaining building from the first African-American farming community in the province.Lane said Oklahoma, where the families originated, had been a destination for slaves from the U.S. South who were freed after the Civil War. But that changed when Oklahoma was granted statehood in 1907 and elected a segregationist government.Looking to move again, Lane says he believes his great-grandfather, who was born a slave in Virginia, visited Saskatchewan in 1909 with another man and scouted locations. They applied for homesteads in the Maidstone area and, in the spring of 1910, a dozen families packed up and left Oklahoma. Others went to Alberta to homestead at places like Amber Valley.Canada was looking for immigrants to settle the West at the time, but the welcome wasn’t particularly warm for those who were black.The Canadian Encyclopedia website says an order-in-council that was approved in August 1911 by Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s cabinet was intended to ban black persons from entering Canada for a period of one year. It never became law, but stated, “the Negro race … is deemed unsuitable to the climate and requirements of Canada.”“It was tough. A lot of them were very poor. They had a hard time making it,” says Lane, who lives in Edmonton.Julius Caesar Lane was among the first to be buried in the church’s cemetery, dying in 1913. The graves are marked with stones at both the head and foot of each plot, which the province says is the only known place in Saskatchewan that illustrates the African-American burial custom of the late 19th century.“In the early 20th century, African-American families seeking freedom from discrimination made this small farming community in Saskatchewan their home,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said in a news release that proclaimed the heritage status.“Our government recognizes the importance of this site and the significant impact it has had in shaping the identity and culture of our province.”Lane says some of the community’s settlers prospered. But the Great Depression hit them hard. He says jobs were scarce and marriage prospects were limited. American blacks sought new homes in places like Oregon and California instead of Canada, so the community petered out.Over the years, the church’s foundation of field stones sunk, the log walls started to rot and the structure began leaning.Twenty years ago, Lane mobilized an effort to preserve the site and he now heads the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery Restoration Society.The new designation from the province makes Shiloh the province’s 53rd heritage property and prevents anyone from changing the crucial aspects of the building.“We did everything to make sure it’s going to last for 100 years or more,” Lane says.—By Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — A shortage of sailors is making it hard for the Royal Canadian Navy to operate its ships and work on replacing them at the same time, according to a senior naval officer.The revelation by Commodore Steve Waddell, head of naval strategic readiness, follow similar concerns from the Royal Canadian Air Force about the difficult choices it is facing thanks to a shortage of experienced pilots.Taken together, they underscore the severe personnel challenges facing some parts of the Canadian Forces, which tend to be overshadowed by the numerous problems facing the military procurement system.In fact, Waddell indicated during a presentation to a defence conference this week that the navy’s personnel shortages could threaten the Trudeau government’s “ambitious” defence policy.That policy — entitled Strong, Secure, Engaged — says the military must be able to conduct several missions at the same time. It also sets aside billions of dollars for upgrades to the navy, including new warships and modernized submarines.Some of those projects have already been delayed, such as the construction of new support ships, though the blame for many of those delays rests outside of the navy and with private shipyards or other federal departments.The navy nonetheless has its work cut out for it, including imminent talks with U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin and Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax to decide the final design for its new $60-billion fleet of warships.“In terms of delivering on Strong, Secure, Engaged, what I think is going to really fundamentally be a constraint in the next little while is the reality of the workforce,” Waddell said.While the navy is at least 10 per cent short of trained sailors, he said it is facing a shortfall of up to 40 per cent in some places when sailors it does have are unavailable because of training, medical problems or other reasons.“So when you’re trying to deploy and have a forward presence … while at the same time trying to account for the institutional needs of delivering on Strong, Secure, and Engaged, you can imagine the bit of a dance that’s in front of us.”The navy’s problem is different from the air force’s: the navy is struggling to simply recruit people while the air force is losing experienced pilots to civilian jobs.Yet there are also parallels, as Waddell said the navy, like much of the rest of the military, is fighting industry for employees at a time when unemployment is low, demographics are changing and there are other opportunities for people.Not that the navy is completely without a plan. Waddell and others have talked about using technology, particularly in its new ships, to ease the navy’s personnel requirements as well as attract a new generation of recruits.In a recent interview with The Canadian Press, navy commander Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd talked about using artificial intelligence to ease workload and the addition of wireless networks to ships as areas where change is coming.“What does it mean to be a digital navy is what we’re focused on,” he said. “I think that’s going to be key to our ability to attract (people) and then recruit them and then hopefully retain them.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Rabat – According to Moroccan newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum, Morocco seeks to strengthen cooperation with the three EU countries through regular information exchanges on human and drug trafficking and terrorism.The public prosecutor-general at Rabat’s Court of Appeals, Moulay Hassan Daki, voiced Morocco’s intention to improve cooperation with EU countries during a meeting November 14-15 in Valencia, eastern Spain.The meeting served as a platform to discuss tools to fight terrorism. During the symposium, Daki and European officials emphasized the need to increase cooperation between the two countries through exchange of information and experience to combat all international crime. The officials also called for strong judicial cooperation and the use of intelligence data from friendly countries to counter the danger posed by terrorism.Ever since the Marrakech terror attack in 2011, Morocco has modernized and upgraded its security system to fight radicalization and organized crime.Read Also: US Congresswoman: US Sides with Morocco on CounterterrorismMorocco introduced the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) in 2015, which has monitored security threats across the country and assisted foreign security agencies to fight terrorism.Morocco’s international security cooperation is well recognized. In a recent report, the US Department of State said that Morocco has a “comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that includes vigilant security measures, regional and international cooperation.”On November 15, Morocco’s Minister of the Interior Abdelouafi Laftit and his French counterpart Christophe Castaner discussed on migration and security cooperation.Castaner told the press that he discussed the most important issues for both countries with Laftit, especially counterterrorism and information exchange.Both officials also discussed efforts by Morocco, Spain, and France to fight the trafficking of narcotics and migrants.“The smuggling of migrants is a matter on which we must cooperate even more, given what Morocco is undergoing as a transit country, hence the need to support it and to be mobilized along with Spain on the side of Europe as well as of Morocco,” he said. read more

TORONTO — The chief executives of Canada’s biggest banks say they are expecting muted economic growth, a slower spring housing market and have concerns about the country’s future prosperity, but also expressed confidence in their ability to navigate any rough patches ahead.Toronto-Dominion Bank CEO says that it foresees “constrained” growth in 2019, amid trade tensions and strains in the energy market, but Canada is benefiting from U.S. strength and the lender will be able to adapt to any environment.Bharat Masrani also told reporters after its annual meeting of shareholders in Toronto he expected spring mortgage demand to “moderate” amid “nervousness” among consumers, but if job numbers remain strong, the nervous sentiment shall pass.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s chief executive told its shareholders meeting in Montreal today that amid growing commentary about being late in the credit cycle, Canada and the bank are both “very well positioned” for the cycle’s end.Victor Dodig also says he expects the key spring housing market to be “more muted” than in the past, reflecting tighter lending guidelines and the new interest rate environment.Royal Bank of Canada’s chief executive Dave McKay, meanwhile, told its annual meeting in Halifax today that Canada’s capacity to grow and advance the economy is “stalling” and urged, among other things, investment in energy to ensure present and future prosperity.  The Canadian Press read more

“I want to see for myself the humanitarian situation on the ground and to understand where we need to take our aid efforts in the future so that we reach people in need in all parts of Kenya,” John Holmes said at the start of his three-day visit.Mr. Holmes, who is also Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, stressed that the political crisis sparked by last December’s disputed elections must be solved through negotiation, and voiced his support to the mediation efforts led by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The two men met today in Nairobi to discuss how humanitarian assistance can contribute to ending the current political crisis.The Coordinator also met with UN staff, as well as Kenyan officials dealing with the relief operations, and with the head of the Kenya Red Cross Society, a key humanitarian partner of the UN.He will travel tomorrow to the cities of Kakuru and Molo in the west, where he will meet those who have been affected by the recent violence.More than 310,000 people have become internally displaced in the six weeks since the elections in which President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga. In addition, some 12,000 Kenyans have fled to neighbouring Uganda.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed food to 212,000 people in Kenya’s Rift Valley and the west, as well as 160,000 people in Nairobi. Food rations are being distributed in all the main sites for internally displaced persons (IDPs).WFP, the Kenya Red Cross Society and other partners are also setting up transition shelters in Kisumu to offer essential services, including a one-week food ration, to displaced people in transit.Meanwhile, a fact-finding mission deployed by High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour is continuing its investigation into allegations of grave rights violations in the post-election period.In addition, staff from the office of the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide are on the ground to examine the ethnic dimension of the conflict, as well as the extent to which this ethnic violence was organized.”They’re going out into the field where violence has taken place to see exactly what is going on or has gone on and to give us a picture of whether there has been incitement, by whom and where responsibility lies,” Special Adviser Francis Deng told the UN News Service.The team, which is expected to conclude their visit in a few days, will also look at “the extent to which there can be said to be responsibility in terms of incitement, as well as crimes committed for which people should be held accountable, both domestically and internationally,” Mr. Deng said. 8 February 2008The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator arrived in Kenya today to assess the humanitarian crisis resulting from the recent post-election violence that has claimed some 1,000 lives and forced over 300,000 people to flee their homes. read more

“There cannot be real peace without justice,” Mr. Annan told a ministerial meeting of the Security Council on the role of the United Nations in justice and the rule of law, stressing that people lose faith in the peace process in the face of impunity for past grievous crimes and without a restoration of justice in rebuilding shattered societies. He said Liberia – where the UN will embark on a new mission to bring peace to a country that has been devastated by 12 years of civil war, murder, rape and excesses by both adult and child soldiers – would be a test case for the world body in this area. “Ending the climate of impunity is vital to restoring public confidence and building international support to implement peace agreements,” he said, but noted that there was also a need to achieve national reconciliation. “There should be no amnesties for war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity or other serious violations of international human rights,” he added. “Yet the relentless pursuit of justice may sometimes be an obstacle to peace. If we insist at all times and in all places on punishing those who are guilty of extreme violations of human rights, it may be difficult or even impossible to stop the bloodshed and save innocent civilians. If we always and everywhere insist on uncompromising standards of justice, a delicate peace may not survive.” Mr. Annan mentioned various mechanisms, including the establishment of truth and reconciliation commissions, to respond to the dilemma. But he also said: “We have learned that the rule of law delayed is lasting peace denied, and that justice is the handmaiden of true peace. Implementing these lessons is a tremendous challenge.” read more

first_imgWhen Captain Hugo Webb introduces his co-pilot to passengers over the intercom at the start of their BA flight he leaves out one crucial detail.The First Officer sitting alongside him is his wife Hannah.”Although I introduce Hannah at the beginning of the flight, I have never mentioned she is my wife,” said Mr Webb. “I suppose some customers may guess.”Not that the couple are at all ashamed of their working arrangement. In fact, they say flying together helps them with the ups and downs experienced by every working parent.”It certainly helps that we can discuss and understand each other’s jobs,” said Mr Webb. “We both appreciate the demands of the flying lifestyle.” Hugo and Hannah, who have two young children, say it is "great fun" to fly side by side 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. Hugo and Hannah, who have two young children, say it is “great fun” to fly side by sideCredit:Stuart Bailey/British Airways/PA The couple, who yesterday flew together on the London Heathrow to Milan route, are one of a handful of BA pilots married to each other, and because they are both trained to fly the airline’s Airbus A320 they find themselves rostered together every few months.Mr Webb, 32, said: “We are both short-haul pilots and try to get home most nights of the month, although a few nights away can be a nice break from the daily commute.”The couple, from Alresford, Hampshire, both joined BA in 2011 and married the following year. They say being a short-haul pilot is “a great profession to have as a working parent”.Mrs Webb, 34, said: “The shift patterns allow us to see our children both during the week and on the weekends.”We have taken our children on a few work trips. Our son came to Milan and our daughter joined us in Lisbon for a couple of nights.”Naturally there might be one question that would spring to passenger’s mind should they realise the people in charge of their flight are married – what if they had an argument the night before?BA dismisses fears that any ensuing tension amid the close proximity of the cockpit might lead to turbulence.“They are extremely professional, just like any of our other highly trained pilots,” said a spokesman for the airline.For his part Mr Webb said: “On an operational level, it’s no different from flying with anyone else.”last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE: our Bomb Squad & K9 have completed the search and everyone is being allowed back into the @AAarena Traffic has reopened. pic.twitter.com/e8P7xUsQVl — Miami PD (@MiamiPD) April 8, 2017Traffic along Biscayne Boulevard was temporarily affected but has since returned to normal.Another running of “Disney on Ice,” originally scheduled for 7 p.m., was delayed for nearly an hour before it got underway.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police gave the all-clear at the American Airlines Arena after, they said, a 911 call from a man claiming he had a bomb at the venue prompted an evacuation, Saturday evening.Miami Police responded to the arena, located along Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami and evacuated the premises. They searched the building to ensure the subject was not inside.The police department’s bomb squad and K-9 units also responded to the scene.The evacuation happened as a performance of “Disney on Ice” was ending.Witnesses who attended the show said officers suddenly started ushering everyone out and away from the building. We were waiting for valet, and they started telling us cross the street, then cross the part over here and then cross the street again,” said event goer Gresly Sarjonse.Bomb squads and K-9 units swept the building and gave the all-clear. Police then allowed employees and guests back inside.last_img read more

first_imgAsifabad: District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu instructed the officials concerned to identify forest lands and to upload the details on Dharani website.He enquired about the development of revenue and forest lands during a review meeting with Tahsildars and officials of land survey department held on the development of revenue and forest lands, here at the Collector’s conference hall on Friday. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us He said that so far 1,32,793.39 hectares land has been surveyed and of this, 80,592.27 hectares is identified as forest land. The Collector instructed the officials to clear pending Dharani related issues within ten days. Joint Collector P Rambabu, forest officer Laxman Ranjeet Naik, RDOs Sidam Dattu and Shivakumar, tahsildars, forest staff and others were present at the meeting.last_img read more

first_imgDonald TrumpA US federal judge on Saturday lifted Trump administration restrictions that barred some refugees from the country, the latest in a series of immigration-related legal setbacks for the president.The United States said in October that it would resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban ordered by President Donald Trump expired, but some-including those from 11 “high-risk” countries, most of which are Muslim majority-were still barred from entering.In his ruling on Saturday, Judge James Robart ordered American authorities to resume processing and admitting so-called “follow-to-join” refugees, which would once again allow the spouse and unmarried children of a refugee already in the country to be admitted.And he also ordered that “follow-to-join” refugees and “other refugees with a bona fide relationship to a person or entity within the United States” from the 11 “high-risk” countries be processed and admitted as well.The ruling is in response to motions for preliminary injunctions filed in two separate cases.“Plaintiffs in both cases are refugees, who find themselves in dire circumstances, their family members who yearn to be reunited with them, and humanitarian organizations whose fundamental mission is to help these vulnerable refugees resettle in the United States,” Robart wrote in his ruling.“Plaintiffs in both cases present compelling circumstances of irreparable harm inflicted by the federal agencies’ action at issue here.”Trump’s attempts at banning travelers from several mainly Muslim nations have been met with successive legal challenges this year.Critics say the president’s measures target Muslims, while the Trump administration has sought to cast the restrictions as being aimed at shoring up security.last_img read more

first_imgLaura Isensee/Houston Public MediaParent and activist Travis McGee addressed a crowd of people at the HISD meeting while the board was in closed session and before a scuffle erupted with police officers.Months ago in May, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that he wanted the city to get directly involved in local schools.Now that desire has evolved into a new nonprofit, created by Turner’s education office.It’s the latest effort to address problems with Houston’s chronically under-performing schools and the threat of a state take-over, but already it’s drawing protests and push-back from parents and education advocates.“I recognize there needs to be a collaborative effort and shouldn’t be something I should do by myself, but collaboratively, there should be no low-performing schools in my city,” Turner said earlier this year.The city-related nonprofit is called the Coalition for Educational Excellence and Equity in Houston. News 88.7 obtained state records that show Turner’s education chief Juliet Stipeche and three civic leaders are heading up the coalition. Listen About half a dozen people protested the idea at City Hall. Bobbie Cohen called it an effort to privatize public education.“I don’t know why the city has decided to involve itself in a nonprofit coalition with three board members none of whom seem to have any real expertise in education, unless, of course, you count lobbying for ALEC which is an organization that has never met a government entity it did not want to privatize,” Cohen said. Still, Turner defended the effort: “It is an offer, it is up to HISD. No one here is trying to force HISD to do anything. No one.”HISD Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones told News 88.7 that the board will vote on issuing an RFP (meaning a Request for Proposal) on Thursday. “After then we will know how to move forward,” said Skillern-Jones.Earlier this year, when the HISD board considered approving an outside partnership for struggling schools, the controversial measure sparked protests and arrests at the public meeting.EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to include the comment by HISD Board President Rhonda Skillern-Jones. Share X Under the state law known as SB 1882, the Houston Independent School District could give the nonprofit temporary control of some Houston schools. That in turn would give the district a two-year pause on steep sanctions, including a potential state takeover.The board has to decide by early February if it wants to pursue this effort or any other partnership for struggling schools. This week, the HISD board added a new agenda item for its meeting Thursday to decide if they want to request any outside partnerships.On Tuesday, Turner issued new details on the objectives of the coalition and defended it at City Hall.He outlined in a statement that the nonprofit aims to administer 15 HISD schools. They would include struggling schools that could trigger state sanctions and their related schools in their neighborhoods, or feeder patterns. Turner also said that he plans to appoint six more board members to the nonprofit. So far, three business executives are the only voting members: Corbin J. Robertson Jr.; Trinidad “Trini” Vasquez-Mendenhall; and Stephanie Nellons-Paige. Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:57 00:00 /00:54 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

first_imgBambu “is another very important step in our bilateral content-distribution strategy for China and North America,” Bill Sondheim, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. In addition, he said, Bambu will provide audience feedback to Chinese producers working to produce movies and TV series for a global audience.Cindeigm currently operates six other niche-oriented OTT streaming networks: mixed-martial arts channel CombatGO; CONtv, geared around pop-culture and fandom; documentary service Docurama; the faith-and-family Dove Channel, HallyPop, and esports channel Wham.The move by Cinedigm to expand its specialty OTT services comes amid a pullback on the niche-SVOD front by AT&T’s WarnerMedia, which in the last two weeks pulled the plug on K-drama service DramaFever and FilmStruck, catering to fans of classic, arthouse and indie films.Programming available on Bambu will include action epics, serial dramas, romantic comedies, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy adventure sagas, as well as music and reality series and educational programming like instructional Chinese-language courses and cultural cooking shows.Film titles eyed for Bambu include bomb-squad thriller “Shock Wave,” starring Andy Lau; sci-fi epic “Kung Fu Traveler”; and “The Monkey King: Havoc In Heaven’s Palace,” starring Donnie Yen and Chow Yun-Fat. TV series slated for distribution on Bambu include “Journey to the West,” billed as the most-watched show in Chinese TV history; historical drama “Nirvana in Fire”; thriller “Lost in Translation”; food/cooking documentary series “A Bite of China”; fantasy crime show “The Four”; and new hits such as “The Advisors Alliance” and “Diamond Lover.”“Young Americans are incredibly culturally savvy, and proudly receptive to the latest global trends,” Erick Opeka, Cinedigm’s president of digital networks, said in a statement. “Bambu allows these modern tastemakers to stay at the cultural forefront, introducing them to a roster of new series and up-and-coming artists that they can discover and show their friends.” Cinedigm is prepping a new internet-streaming service designed for American fans of Chinese entertainment.The company plans to launch of Bambu in the first quarter of 2019, with a package of content aimed at Gen Z and millennial audiences in the U.S. Bambu will be available as both a free ad-supported VOD service and an ad-free subscription-based service for $3.99 per month.Bambu will offer thousands of hours of Chinese film and TV shows, according to Cinedigm. The company, and independent content aggregator and distributor, will procure content for Bambu from licensor partners, including top Chinese licensors and distributors.The upcoming launch of Bambu comes after Cinedigm last year sold a majority stake in the company to Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investment firm. It subsequently inked deals with Chinese entertainment companies including Starrise Media and Youku Pictures. Cindeigm also has a partnership with state-run broadcaster Central China Television. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

first_imgHoly cow!!! Delhi this weekend made this expression towards a philanthropic cause (which was saving our Indian desi cow). How? By organising an exhibition plus fest centered on a conscious awakening towards going back to nature and preserving nature for our own happy and healthy future.Organised at Select City Walk, Saket, the Ahimsa Bazar or Holy Cow Music Fest, was organised by Holy Cow Foundation.  It had stalls opened from 11 am till 10 pm aimed at promoting products made from cowdung (manure, dhoopbati, agnihotra samidha, air purifier kit etc) and urine (ark, pesticide, phenyel etc.); the foundation is working towards enabling sustainability of the cow and creating awareness about apathetic condition of our domestic animals. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Visitors could select from a sumptuous menu consisting of vegetarian and vegan food and vegan ice-cream. Also, there was choice of organic vegetables and products as well as ayurveda and Holy Cow panchgavya health products. For the nature conscious, there were stalls on home composting units and organic compost and for those with literary interest, there were books on display by Indological book store. The festival also had some entertainment value to it with scintillating performances by the snake charmers sans the live snakes and kajri sangeet. For the classically attuned, there were breathtaking jugalbandi on table and the lion dance of the north east. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe music extravaganza continued till late in the evening with rock Kirtan by Vraj Vadhu group of ISKON, including street plays and several other performances.Covered with glee and fun, the event had an underlying message which highlighted the following points- Stop cow slaughter. Stop any kind of animal slaughter for food and pleasure and respect all forms of life and live with nature. Encourage farmers to produce organic products by creating a demand for them and use cow milk, curd and ghee in your homes since these are ambrosia for humans amongst others The major concern marked was indiscriminate slaughter of cows to export meat (in our country everyday 50,000 cows are being slaughtered) and excessive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture (today Punjab is known as the cancer  capital of India) have become the major cause of growing instance of women becoming barren and men becoming impotent, rising graphs of diseases, mental stress and disorders, disorientation of youth and growing aggression in our society.This is the second time the festival is being held and the response was quite heartening.last_img read more

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first_imgGoogle Maps: increased offline retention by Martin Brinkmann on August 25, 2018 in Internet – 8 commentsGoogle Maps supported the downloading of maps to the local device in the past. The feature downloaded the selected region to the local device where it remained accessible for 30 days before it expired.Offline map access is a useful feature in many situations. It is ideal for situations where Internet connectivity is not available at all or only unstable since you don’t need an Internet connection to access the map and some of the functionality of Google Maps.It may also be handy if you would have to buy a sim card for connectivity just to access Google Maps online.Tip: Check out our Google Maps offline guide to find out how to save map data to the local device so that it can be accessed while offline.Expired map data could not be used anymore which meant that users had to download it again to renew the data. Google Maps included an option to renew the map data automatically if only 15 days were left until the expiration date but only if a wireless connection was available.While 30 days does not sound too bad especially if you take the automatic renewing of the data into account if the device is connected to a wireless network at one point in time during the 30 day period, I always found it quite the hassle to keep an eye on the expiration date of map data.I always keep a copy of local maps on my device which is quite handy at times as Internet connectivity is not great everywhere. I do download maps of cities and regions that I will visit in the future as well to have it at hand if needed.It appears that Google increased the limit of offline map data recently on Google Maps for iOS and Android. The change does not affect map data downloaded prior to the change but if you update the data or download new offline map data to your system, you will notice that the new expiration date is set to a period of a year and no longer to 30 days.It may still be a good idea to update the map data in the 365 days period as it may grow old quickly depending on the location. You can update the data with a tap on Menu > Offline Maps, a tap on the Menu button next to the map that you want to update, and the selection of update from the context menu.Now You: Do you use Google Maps, another maps service, or none at all?Related articlesAvoid Google Maps with GNOME Maps on GNU/LinuxGoogle Maps rolls out with improved Explore functionalityGoogle Maps’ Wi-Fi Only Mode? Not Wi-Fi Only!Use Google Maps Go as a lightweight alternative to Google MapsSummaryArticle NameGoogle Maps: increased offline retentionDescriptionIt appears that Google increased the limit of offline map data recently on Google Maps for iOS and Android to 1 year from 30 days.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: OMG Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Monday, October 17, 2016 Dead body placed in aisle for hours during flight ANTALYA, Turkey — This may be one time when you wish you didn’t request an aisle seat.Passengers onboard a recent Azur Air flight from Antalya, Turkey to Moscow were forced to sit alongside a dead body after a fellow traveller died mid-air, reports The Daily Mail. The 50-year-old unidentified woman is said to have suffered a diabetic seizure just 45 minutes into the flight.It is reported that the woman had forgotten to bring her insulin onboard the cabin, instead packing it in her checked luggage. According to her husband (also unnamed), she had just given herself a shot of the medicine an hour before the flight, and that neither of them anticipated her condition would worsen.It is also believed that the woman was suffering from acute heart failure prior to her death.The flight crew had no option but to cover the woman’s body with a blanket and lie her down on the floor in the aisle. Rather than make an emergency landing, the captain also decided to fly directly to Moscow, meaning passengers had to endure the duration of the flight in close proximity to a corpse.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyMajor airlines usually have plans in place to deal with such unexpected tragedies, including moving the deceased to empty rows in first or business class. Some larger planes even have a ‘corpse cupboard’, believe it or not. Assuming that neither option was available onboard the Azur Air flight, the flight attendants had to make do with the aisle.Tell us, what do you think is the correct way for an airline to handle a situation like this?last_img read more

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s new President Nicolás Maduro was roughly pushed aside Friday by a youth in a red shirt who ran on stage during his inaugural address in the National Assembly and grabbed the microphone.The incident caused momentary confusion as national television coverage of the event briefly went off the air, returning after Maduro had regained his composure and the youth had been moved off stage.“Incident overcome,” said Maduro, saying he would speak to the man after the address and then continuing with his speech.“I swear it before the eternal memory of the supreme commander,” he said after being read the oath by National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello.Cheers broke out in the packed assembly as the presidential sash was placed over the 50-year-old Maduro, who was elected president in snap elections to replace Hugo Chávez, who died of cancer on March 5 after 14 years in power.Close Chávez allies including presidents Raúl Castro of Cuba and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran watched the ceremony along with leaders from other Latin American countries who rallied around Venezuela’s new government.Fireworks fired by Maduro supporters boomed across the city in celebration but the fainter sound of pots being banged in protest could also be heard, recalling that his narrow victory has been challenged by the opposition. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day The students were in New Zealand on a study-abroad program and were driving to the start of a scenic hike.Driver Stephen Houseman last year pleaded guilty to careless driving and was disqualified from driving for six months.Mitchell-Ellis said Houseman had earlier reminded the others to buckle up. She said he became distracted and drove onto the side of the road before overcorrecting, flipping the van four times.“As we were flipping, everyone was screaming but it was more like a rollercoaster scream,” Housman said in a statement to police that was presented at the court hearing. “I just kept screaming `I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.’ I did not know what else to say.”Police said alcohol and drugs weren’t involved and the debris indicated Houseman likely wasn’t speeding on the rural road when he crashed. Police said it was his first time driving on New Zealand roads and his first time driving a minivan.Those killed were Austin Brashears of California and Roch Jauberty of France, both aged 21; and 20-year-old Daniela Lekhno of New Jersey. Meg Theriault of Massachusetts suffered head injuries.The Associated Press tracked Theriault’s struggle to recover from the accident, as she returned home, underwent cranial surgery and returned to Boston University in January to audit an accounting class. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Four benefits of having a wireless security system ROTORUA, New Zealand (AP) – Three Boston University students who were killed last year in New Zealand when their minivan rolled might have survived if they were wearing seatbelts, police said Wednesday.Constable Tina Mitchell-Ellis told a coroner’s court that the three who died and a fourth who suffered brain trauma in last May’s accident weren’t wearing belts and were thrown from the van. She said four others who were wearing belts suffered only minor injuries. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img