THE CANADIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MOURNS THE PASSING OF ACTOR SEAN MCCANN DEAD

first_img Twitter Sean was an actor on stage and screen, known for roles in hundreds of productions such as Night Heat, Tommy Boy, Chicago and Naked Lunch. Sean said that the role for which he was most proud was Prime Minister Mackenzie King in Donald Britain’s The King Chronicles. Facebook On Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family, Sean McCann stepped onto the next stage. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Sean is a recipient of the Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television Acting. One day at a time, throughout his 57 grateful years of sobriety, Sean was a pillar of the Alcoholic Anonymous community in Toronto. Sean helped, and was helped by thousands of men and women in their spiritual journey of recovery through the 12 Steps of AA.Sean was fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and had a lifelong love of reading, politics and learning. Sean’s Catholic faith sustained him throughout his life.Sean’s life-long passion for baseball began at the age of five when he and his mother would cross the Ambassador Bridge to watch Tiger games in Detroit. He later turned his allegiance to his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. When he became a scout, and later an ambassador for the Toronto Blue Jays, he was privileged to see most of the home games from his seat above the dugout. He loved coaching baseball at Leaside.All of his varied  interests never diminished his love for his fellow actors. He admired all of those dreamers whose livelihoods depend so much on nothing other than their ability to recreate reality by pretending.Sean’s family would like to thank the staff of Toronto Western Hospital for their care in his final days on this earth.A funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 17th at 11 am at the Blessed Sacrament Parish, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto. Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 16th from 2 to 5 pm at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ONIn lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Actors’ Fund of Canada are appreciated.TRIBUTES LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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All eyes on VIP LS seats in UP

first_imgLucknow: In politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, focus will not only be on the performance of political parties but also on the VIPs seats, including those of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The poll results of the state, which has 80 Lok Sabha seats, can make or mar the prospects of any political party at the Centre. There will be many seats in the state which will be keenly watched by political observers as any setback there might have great political repercussions. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “UP is the most politically crucial state and it’s results set the tone and tenor of national politics. All eyes will be here, especially on VIP seats where prominent leaders are in fray,” senior journalist JP Shukla said. “Whether the state is going to give the next prime minister or not is the answer everyone will be looking for with the performance of political parties,” he said. While the outcome of the prime minister’s Varanasi seat will be watched globally, other seats like Amethi and Raebareli of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi respectively will be of equal interest to the people. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday During the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Modi’s slogan that “I have not come here…Mother Ganga has called me” struck an emotional chord with the people, who elected him as their representative. During his recent visit, Modi invoked Lord Vishwanath, saying, “I might have been called here to fulfil his dream to see the city developed.” In Amethi, Union minister Smriti Irani will challenge Rahul Gandhi. She has been spending a lot of time with the voters there, making the BJP workers feel that she will make the Congress chief uncomfortable this time. Sonia Gandhi has been representing Rae Bareli since 1999, while Rahul Gandhi has been an MP from Amethi since 2004. The seats of Kannauj, held by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav, Badaun, held by Dharmendra Yadav (SP), and Azamgarh, from where SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav won in 2014, will also be crucial. While Dimple Yadav and Dharmendra will contest from their traditional seats, Mulayam Singh, this time, will be contesting from the Mainpuri seat. Akhilesh Yadav has decided to contest from Azamgarh after a formal request from the district unit. Home Minister Rajnath Singh is once again in the fray from the Lucknow seat, a BJP stronghold. Bollywood star Hema Malini is contesting again from Mathura, while the Ghaziabad seat held by Union minister Gen VK Singh (retd) will be also be on the list of constituencies to watch. Another important seat will be of BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who is likely to leave the Sultanpur seat and contest from Pilibhit, represented by his mother and Union minister Maneka Gandhi. While these polls will be a litmus test for the SP-BSP alliance, it would be a challenge for the BJP to repeat its 2014 performance of winning 73 seats, including two of Apna Dal. The prestige of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya will be at stake on seats like Gorakhpur and Phulpur, won by them in 2014 but subsequently frittered away to opposition in the bypolls last year. Charisma of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will also be tested in these polls and she is trying to woo voters by reaching them. Prestige of Congress state chief Rajbabbar, who is contesting from Fatehpur Sikri will also be at stake.last_img read more

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NDP orders independent review of George Massey Tunnel project in Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s government is putting a $3.5 billion bridge project on hold while an independent technical review is done to determine the best option for replacing a Metro Vancouver highway tunnel.Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the congested George Massey Tunnel connecting Richmond and Delta on Highway 99 under the Fraser River is a roadblock to a strong economy.She said the review would consider whether the previous Liberal government’s plan for a 10-lane bridge would be the best option or if the solution is a smaller crossing, repairs to the existing tunnel, a twinned tunnel or a combination of those ideas.Trevena said the Liberals didn’t have “buy-in” from mayors and people who live and work in the region, and that “social licence” is needed to proceed with any replacement project.“The sense was that there was not a thorough business case or a look at all the options,” she said in a conference call Wednesday.“The feedback on the 10-lane bridge I heard was very strong opposition from many, many quarters.”A timeline for the review has not been established, but Trevena said it would consider technical work already done on the project that has cost $70 million so far, including for site preparation that involves uprooted trees along the highway.Companies that began work on the bridge will be compensated and a new process would start following the review, she said.“The procurement terms allow for the teams to be compensated for up to $2 million to cover for a portion of their costs so that is going to be up to $4 million,” Trevena said of the money that’s included in the $70-million price tag.Then-premier Christy Clark announced the construction of the bridge before the 2013 provincial election, and the New Democrats, who took office in July, said they would review the project.A statement from Liberal Opposition members said they are concerned that the government is cancelling the project and putting the safety of commuters at risk in order to protect its political agenda.“This is an unacceptable delay for those who travel through the tunnel every day,” said Delta South member of the legislature Ian Paton in a statement.“This will cost taxpayers millions right now and likely billions when the NDP realize a new crossing, a bridge, is needed.”Richmond city council has urged the province to stop any plans for a bridge, saying it would impact agricultural land and worsen traffic north of the route at the Oak Street Bridge connecting commuters to Vancouver.Instead, Richmond has called for a twinned tunnel that would also include pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, the same as what was proposed for a bridge.However, Delta has made its case for a 10-lane bridge, saying that while the existing tunnel has been seismically upgraded, it wouldn’t withstand an earthquake beyond 6.5 magnitude. read more

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Ban condemns attack on UN Mali base declares it will not deter

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “deeply saddened” by the deaths of the peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He condemned the attack, which took place in Ber in the region of Timbuktu. Any criminal acts against UN personnel will not be tolerated. “Such attacks will not deter the United Nations from its efforts to support the Malian people in their search for peace in their country,” Mr. Ban declared. He expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the peacekeepers who were killed and wished a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured. Earlier this week, in two separate incidents, three other UN peacekeepers were wounded by mine explosions in Northern Mali. Despite initial security improvements in 2013, the situation in Northern Mali has deteriorated since the beginning of this year. An increase in incidents involving improvised explosive devices, mostly targeting Malian and international security forces, has impeded the return to normalcy and resumption of economic and development activities. The first phase of the inter-Malian negotiation process, which was held from 16 to 24 July in Algiers, aimed at achieving a comprehensive peace agreement which would end the crisis. It concluded with the adoption of a roadmap by all parties. The second phase of peace talks is scheduled to be held in Algiers on 17 August. In July, the Security Council underscored the importance of an “inclusive and credible negotiation process open to all communities of the north of Mali.” The goal must be to secure a durable political resolution to the crisis and long-term peace and stability, respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Malian State. The 15-member body called on all parties to fully respect the ceasefire agreement signed in May, as well as the declaration of the Cessation of Hostilities signed in Algiers. Meanwhile, UN humanitarian agencies have warned that the food insecurity crisis in Africa’s Sahel region could be exacerbated by terrorism, weak governance and recurrent droughts. Funding gaps were delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening. The precarious security situation in the Sahel, and specifically in Mali, is further compounded by the region’s extreme poverty and refugees fleeing ongoing conflict in neighbouring Central African Republic and Nigeria. Clashes in northern Mali have also generated new displacements to the south of the country as well as to neighbouring countries. The Sahel region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and includes Mali, as well as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and parts of Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria. read more

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Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder return to Ohio State as NCAA champions

OSU freshman Myles Martin celebrates after winning the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter another grueling and taxing season of wrestling for the Ohio State team, two champions returned home after winning individual crowns at the NCAA tournament. Freshman Myles Martin and sophomore Kyle Snyder picked up their first national championships Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.Each Buckeye won five bouts to claim titles in their respective weight classes. Martin defeated Bo Nickal of Penn State in the 174-pound class, while Snyder upset top-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State to capture the 285-pound crown.The wins by the Scarlet and Gray wrestlers propelled the team to a third-place finish. OSU entered the final day in fifth place but passed Iowa and Virginia Tech. A Big Ten rival, Penn State, led coming into the final day and won by a significant margin.Pandemonium ensued after Martin took an 11-9 decision in the championship match, becoming just the 15th true-freshman champion in the 86 years of the tournament. The crowd erupted as the New Jersey native embraced OSU coach Tom Ryan before bolting to the stands to find his loved ones.A similar scene occurred when Snyder drove Gwiazdowski to the mat in sudden victory for a takedown. The youngest world champion ever from the United States thwarted Gwiazdowski’s 88-match win streak, sending shockwaves through a sold-out Madison Square Garden.  Although Snyder faced Gwiazdowski for the first time in a match on Saturday, Martin had squared off against Nickal three times prior to the championship bout. All three were losses for the freshman.“I felt like if those matches that I had before with (Nickal) weren’t under my belt, my wrestling would have been different in that match,” Martin said. “Just being able to have the confidence and the ability to stay in that position and wrestle through it and end up on top was pretty cool.” Taking what has been learned from previous experiences has been a keystone of Ryan’s coaching tenure at OSU. A belief in focusing more on what can be improved on rather than winning or losing clearly showed as Martin gained the advantage and picked up the win. Ryan was one of the first people Martin embraced post-victory. The bond between the two has grown since the beginning of the year.“I just love that guy so much,” Martin said.OSU sophomore Kyle Snyder enters the arena during the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships on March 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAs for Snyder, the path to being named the NCAA’s top heavyweight has been intensely watched by wrestling enthusiasts from around the world. Earlier this year, Snyder captured a Big Ten title after winning a world championships at 97 kilograms. Until January, Snyder wasn’t even supposed to be competing this year. The Maryland native was amid a redshirt season to train for the Olympics before he opted to don the Scarlet and Gray again as a heavyweight. The removal of the redshirt turned out to be the right choice.Even after just 11 matches, Snyder captured the top spot among 285-pound wrestlers. Those bouts, he said, served as a precursor and a learning experience.“I think overall the more you can compete against anybody, doesn’t matter what size or what level, it’s going to make you a better wrestler,” Snyder said. Snyder continues his preparation for the Olympic trials, where he might be joined by a teammate. Martin said he received an invite after winning the championship, but he said he needs to discuss the matter with coaches before making a decision on the matter.  Martin finishes the year at 33-6, the highest win total for the team this season. Snyder finished with a perfect 11-0 record. Although the two individual titles and third-place team finish certainly add up to a successful trip for OSU, a national champion from last season suffered a tough defeat during the tournament. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Tomasello, who captured the 125-pound crown in 2015, had his 43-match win streak severed in the semifinals by Iowa’s Thomas Gilman. Tomasello was pinned in overtime. The Parma, Ohio, native rebounded from the defeat, though. He would go on to win two more matches to finish in third place, which helped vault OSU into a third-place team finish. Another OSU wrestler, Bo Jordan, also grabbed a third-place victory. The redshirt sophomore lost to his cousin, Isaac Jordan, for the fourth time on Friday, but he came back to top Virginia Tech’s David McFadden 8-2 for the bronze. read more

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Des abeilles demandent lasile écologique à Paris

first_imgDes abeilles demandent “l’asile écologique” à ParisDes milliers d’abeilles, apportées par leurs apiculteurs au Jardin des Plantes, à Paris, ont symboliquement demandé “l’asile écologique”.C’est une arrivée bien particulière qu’a vécu hier le Jardin des Plantes au coeur de Paris. Hier, symboliquement, des apiculteurs ont franchi les grilles du célèbre jardin pour demander “l’asile écologique” pour des milliers d’abeilles. Infestées par les pesticides, les butineuses sont depuis quelques années maintenant, décimées par les “armes de destruction massives” que sont le Cruiser, le gaucho et consorts  “qui transforment nos campagnes en cimetière d’abeilles”.”C’est le paradis ici !” s’exclame Matthieu, apiculteur de Bretagne qui a fait le voyage jusqu’au Jardin des Plantes pour y déposer délicatement sa ruche. Comme lui, des dizaines de collègues venus de l’Ouest et des Pyrénées-Orientales ont répondu à l’appel de la Fédération française des apiculteurs professionnels (FFAP) pour cette “transhumance symbolique de la campagne vers la ville pour demander l’asile écologique pour leurs abeilles”.”On est venu de Bretagne, de l’Ouest, d’autres des Pyrénées et on a voyagé toute la nuit”, raconte Alain David, coprésident de la FFAP. “Après 15 années de combat contre les pesticides qui tuent nos abeilles, on n’est plus à quelques centaines de kilomètres près”.Des demandes contre la commercialisation du Cruiser À lire aussiQuand 30 frelons japonais s’en prennent à un essaim de 30.000 abeilles (Vidéo)En juin, le ministre de l’Agriculture, Bruno Le Maire, donnait une autorisation de mise sur le marché à un nouveau Cruiser pour le traitement des semences de colza. Commercialisé par le groupe suisse Syngenta, ce pesticide contamine le pollen et contribue à la hausse de la mortalité continue des insectes pollinisateurs depuis plusieurs années, selon les militants.Avant cela, les apiculteurs et écologistes avaient pourtant obtenu l’annulation par le Conseil d’Etat, en 2008 et en 2009, de l’autorisation de commercialiser le Cruiser, indique Sciences et Avenir. Des demandes similaires ont même été déposées pour les autorisations données en 2010 et 2011 pour le nouveau Cruiser 350, qui remplace le précédent devenu illégal.Les abeilles ont dû rentrer chez elles Malheureusement hier, “l’asile écologique” s’est finalement heurté à l’interdiction de manifester dans le parc public rappelé fermement par une gardienne pourtant compréhensive. “Nous aussi, on est pour la biodiversité, ici, au Jardin”, lance-t-elle. “On est venu à la ville symboliquement, mais on ne va pas s’installer avec 1,3 million d’abeilles dans les villes”, explique Alain David aux gardes et aux passants, avant que les forces de l’ordre ne demandent aux militants de quitter les lieux.Le 15 septembre 2011 à 18:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Woman escorted off Vegasbound MIA flight after allegedly attacking crew

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A disruptive passenger on board a flight headed to Las Vegas from Miami caused the jetliner to change course, early Saturday.According to witnesses, a woman on board the American Airlines flight that took off from Miami International Airport attacked a member of the crew, at around 2:45 a.m.The flight was diverted to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. A 7News viewer shot cellphone video capturing the woman being carried out of the aircraft by two police officers.Once off the plane, police restrained the passenger in a wheelchair with a bag over her head.After her removal, the flight continued to Las Vegas and arrived on a three-hour delay.Authorities are investigating the incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Burning the masks of Aggravated Organisms

first_img One of Drew Michael’s Masks , representing Cancer (Photo courtesy of Drew Michael)One of Drew Michael’s Masks , representing Cancer (Photo courtesy of Drew Michael) 1 of 3 One of Drew Michael’s Masks , representing Cancer (Photo courtesy of Drew Michael)One of Drew Michael’s Masks , representing Cancer (Photo courtesy of Drew Michael) Yupik carver Drew Michael and painter Elizabeth Ellis created 5 foot tall masks in an exhibit called ‘Aggravated Organisms’ to represent the 10 most prevalent diseases impacting Alaskans. After 3 years of touring the masks to Alaska communities across the state and a showing in Seattle, Michael has decided to end the educational journey of these masks through the traditional method of burning. The ceremony will be held on the lawn of the Anchorage museum on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At the same time, Michael plans to put out a statewide call to promote healing through community cohesiveness and mutual support. A wooden mask carved by Anchorage artist Drew Michael. Photo by Sara Bernard, APRN-Anchorage. Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. HOST: Lori TownsendListen nowGUESTS:Drew Michael – Yupik carverJulie Decker – Anchorage Museum DirectorStatewide callerslast_img read more

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HBCU Presidents Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of White House Meeting

first_imgListen Earlie Hudnall, Texas Southern University photographerDr. Austin Lane, TSU President.Leaders from two Houston-area universities – Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M – are among dozens of other black college presidents heading to Washington this week for a two-day summit.The meeting comes amid White House reports of an executive order involving historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.But with so much public outcry surrounding the administration, HBCU leaders worry more questions may come out of the meeting than answers.Johnny Taylor, CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, has been working with the White House in drafting the order.“We want the White House initiative to move out of the Department of Education and into the White House,” says Taylor. “That is critical – you are present when these conversations are being had.”He says moving the initiative out of the U.S. Department of Education helps place more accountability on the executive branch of the White House.But Austin Lane, president of Texas Southern University, is concerned about that move. He says with a new leader in the White House comes a new agenda.“If the agenda is about uplifting HBCUs and funding,” says Lane. “And that there’s going to be a significant dedication and attention placed on HBCUs within the Department of Education, whether it be through the HBCU White House initiative, then I’m all for it – staying there. But it has to be real.Dr. Lane adds that the HBCU initiative, which was established by President Carter in 1980, has seen its fair share of lip-service with no action.“Probably over the last 30 years in terms of whoever’s been in the White House,” he says, “HBCUs have always seemed to struggle when it comes to getting dollars from the federal government to help those institutions thrive.”That’s why Taylor says the executive order also needs to include an increase in federal grant money and more access to government contracts.There’s no official date as to when the White House plans to announce the executive order.Over 80 Black college presidents have registered for the summit. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /02:03 Sharelast_img read more

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Go 112 released with support for TLS 13 module support among other

first_imgGo 1.12 was released yesterday with opt-in support for TLS 1.3, improved modules support, support for windows/arm, and improved macOS & iOS forwards compatibility. The previous Go version, Go 1.11 was released in August last year. What’s new in Go 1.12? Opt-in support for TLS 1.3 Go 1.12 adds opt-in support for TLS 1.3 in the crypto/tls package. It can be enabled by adding the value tls13 = 1 to the GODEBUG environment variable. It will be enabled by default in Go 1.13. All TLS 1.2 features except TLSUnique in ConnectionState and renegotiation are available in TLS 1.3 and provide equivalent or better security and performance. TLS 1.3 cipher suites are not configurable. Since TLS 1.3 0-RTT mode involves clients keeping state regarding which servers support 0-RTT, a Go 1.12 server cannot be part of a load-balancing pool where some other servers do support 0-RTT. In TLS 1.3, the client is the last one to speak in the handshake, so if it causes an error to occur on the server, it will be returned on the client by the first Read, not by Handshake. Improved Module support The go command now supports module-aware operations outside of a module directory, provided that those operations do not need to resolve import paths relative to the current directory or explicitly edit the go.mod file. Commands such as go get, go list, and go mod download behave as if in a module with initially-empty requirements. go commands that download and extract modules are now safe to invoke concurrently. The go directive in a go.mod file now indicates the version of the language used by the files within that module. The go command will now try to use the modules mentioned in the main module’s replace directives before consulting the module cache and the usual network sources. This happens when an import cannot be resolved using the active modules. Other changes Go’s new windows/arm port supports running Go on Windows 10 IoT Core on 32-bit ARM chips. It also supports AIX 7.2 and later on POWER8 architectures (aix/ppc64). For macOS, Go 1.13 will require macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later. The go vet command has been rewritten so go tool vet is no longer supported. The Go tour is no longer included in the main binary distribution. The build cache is now required as a step toward eliminating $GOPATH/pkg Go 1.12 will translate the C type EGLDisplay to the Go type uintptr. The compiler’s live variable analysis has improved. Wrappers generated by the compiler to implement method expressions are no longer reported by runtime.CallersFrames and runtime.Stack. The compiler toolchain now uses different conventions to call Go functions and assembly functions. Go 1.12 is the last release that will include the godoc webserver; in Go 1.13 it will be available via go get. The trace tool now supports plotting mutator utilization curves, including cross-references to the execution trace. Go 1.12 significantly improves the performance of sweeping when a large fraction of the heap remains live. These are just a select few updates. For full details about the changes in Go 1.12, you may go through the Go 1.12 release notes. Read Next Go 1.11 support announced for Google Cloud Functions! Go 1.11.3 and Go 1.10.6 released with fixes to security issues Google Cloud announces new Go 1.11 runtime for App Enginelast_img read more

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Historic first commercial flight from US to Cuba since Cold War

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Tags: Cuba Historic first commercial flight from U.S. to Cuba since Cold War FORT LAUDERDALE — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century is scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.JetBlue Flight 387 was set to take off at 9:45 a.m. EDT for a 72-minute journey that will open a new era of U.S.-Cuba travel, with about 300 flights a week connecting the U.S. with an island cut off from most Americans by the 55-year-old trade embargo on Cuba and formal ban on U.S. citizens engaging in tourism on the island.“Seeing the American airlines landing routinely around the island will drive a sense of openness, integration and normality. That has a huge psychological impact,” said Richard Feinberg, author of the new book “Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy.”The restart of commercial travel between the two countries is one of the most important steps in President Barack Obama’s two-year-old policy of normalizing relations with the island. Historians disagree on the exact date of the last commercial flight but it appears to have been after Cuba banned incoming flights during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.Secretary of State John Kerry said on Twitter that the last commercial flight was in 1961.U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes and a specially selected five-member crew of Cuban-Americans were slated to be on board the 150-seat Airbus A320.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truck“It’s a positive step and a concrete contribution to the process of improving relations between the two countries,” Cuba’s vice minister of transportation Eduardo Rodriguez told journalists Monday.Neta Rodriguez, a 62-year-old Havana-born South Florida homemaker, checked in Wednesday morning with her daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons for a visit to family in Santa Clara and Havana.More than the historic nature of the flight, she said she appreciated the $200 price and the ability to book online instead of visiting a charter office.U.S. travel to Cuba is on track to triple this year to more than 300,000 visitors in the wake of the 2014 declaration of detente. Cuba’s cash-starved centrally planned economy has been bolstered by the boom in U.S. visitors, along with hundreds of thousands of travellers from other nations hoping to see Cuba before more Americans arrive.Commercial flights are expected to significantly increase the number of American visitors, although it’s not clear by how much. Many of the air routes are currently used by expensive charter flights that are largely expected to go out of business with the advent of regularly scheduled service from the U.S.Hundreds of thousands of Cuban-born Americans fly to the island each year with the chaotic, understaffed charter companies, which require four-hour check-in waits and charge high rates for any luggage in excess of restrictive baggage allowances. Americans without ties to Cuba have found it hard to negotiate the charters, most of which don’t accept online bookings or help travellers navigate the federal affidavit still required for U.S. travellers to Cuba.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalCuban officials insist the continuing U.S. ban on tourism will limit the impact of commercial flights to Cuba, but some experts believe the drastic reduction in the difficulty of flying to Cuba could turn the surge in U.S. visitors into a tidal wave. Americans are allowed to visit the island on “people-to-people” cultural and educational visits, among other reasons.Americans who fit one of 12 categories will now be able to fill out a federal affidavit by clicking a box on an online form and, in many cases, buy their Cuban tourist visa near the check-in counters of U.S. airports. Within weeks, Americans will be able to fly direct from cities including Chicago, Philadelphia and Minneapolis, Miami and Fort Lauderdale to eight Cuban cities and two beach resorts.The final announcement of routes to Havana, which could be announced Wednesday and start before December, is slated to include flights from Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Houston, among others. The Canadian Press Posted bylast_img read more

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Group Liberia militias attacking Ivorian villages

first_imgIvory Coast was brought to the brink of civil war when former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power to Ouattara in a 2010 election. The U.N. estimates at least 3,000 people were killed in the six months of violence that followed. Gbagbo was arrested with the help of U.N. and French forces in April 2011, and is now facing charges of war crimes at The Hague.Both sides handed out weapons and recruited young men to fight during the conflict. Several thousand Liberian mercenaries joined the fight, the vast majority for Gbagbo’s side, Human Rights Watch says. Following Gbagbo’s arrest, many of the mercenaries and militiamen who fought for him fled across the porous border into Liberia’s forests, or clandestinely, into its refugee camps.The New York-based rights group says the Liberian government has failed to respond to the presence of armed groups on the border or to the recruitment of child soldiers.“Rather than uphold its responsibility to prosecute or extradite those involved in international crimes, Liberian authorities have stood by as many of these same people recruit child soldiers and carry out deadly cross-border attacks,” said Matt Wells, West Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Associated PressACCRA, Ghana (AP) – Armed groups in Liberia who supported Ivory Coast’s former president have killed at least 40 civilians in cross-border raids into Ivory Coast since July and are recruiting children as young as 14 into their ranks, a human rights group said Wednesday.Human Rights Watch says the armed men, most of whom fought for Ivory Coast’s former president and flooded over the border to Liberia following his arrest, carried out at least four attacks targeting ethnic groups who support Ivory Coast’s current president, Alassane Ouattara. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The vital role family plays in society Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Liberia’s Information Minister Lewis Brown told The Associated Press that he disagreed with the report’s findings.“We do not support as any report claims or alleges that the government of Liberia is not doing enough to stop cross-border insecurity against a neighboring country because we realize that a threat to Ivory Coast is a threat to Liberia,” he said.Ivory Coast deputy defense minister Paul Koffi Koffi also said that Ivorian and Liberian authorities were collaborating to prevent further attacks.“We’re working with the Liberians and we have reinforced patrols along the border,” Koffi Koffi said. He said there was a joint military program in place, but that it was secretive and he could not provide details.Human Rights Watch said it had documented armed groups recruiting Liberian children and residents of several Liberian border towns also described seeing children at a training camp for fighters. A 17-year-old boy told the group he led a unit that included other children and that they had participated in cross-border attacks.The rights group says the government is also responsible for releasing “war criminals” from prison. In April, Liberian authorities released Isaac Chegbo on bail, a mercenary better known as “Bob Marley” for his long dreadlocks. Chegbo is accused of leading massacres in Ivory Coast last year that left more than 120 people dead. Comments   Share   5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories ___Associated Press writer Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, Liberia contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

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first_imgPalm Beach, Florida –Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe worldwide unveiling of the fully operational Ulysse Nardin Chairman by Scientific Cellular Innovations (SCI) will take place at BaselWorld in Switzerland from March 24 to March 31. The long awaited debut marks the official launch of the world’s first and finest luxury hybrid smart phone, soon available in Russia, the United States and Europe. Re-engineered to ensure the most advanced technology, capabilities and design, the fully functional Chairman is now available with new specifications and ready to fulfill both the needs and desires of luxury connoisseurs worldwide.Morten Nielsen and Bobby Yampolsky, co-founders of SCI, have announced new specifications that put the Chairman at the forefront of technological innovations. In addition to featuring the distinctive Ulysse Nardin mechanical watch rotor which creates kinetic energy to supply supplemental power to the phone, a new feature allows the phone’s screen to be customized to match various Ulysse Nardin watch faces. Compatible with GSM and 3G networks around the globe, the Chairman also offers 32GB of memory, a 3.2’’ touch-screen with thumb print recognition and an 8 megapixel camera.In its relentless pursuit for uncompromising quality, SCI has withheld the Chairman’s official launch in order to ensure its discerning clientele a product with historical relevance that combines the finest craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The Chairman, much like its owner, is the complete expression of dedication, passion and excellence.“The world is ready for the Chairman to revolutionize the smart phone industry,” says Bobby Yampolsky, Co-Founder of SCI. “We are nearly sold out on pre-orders alone from distributors and retailers and anticipate the introduction of the newly improved model to create another exponential increase in sales. The world’s finest engineers have worked diligently to design this cutting-edge smart phone and we could not be more proud to introduce the spectacular final result to BaselWorld’s discerning audience.”SCI has secured a more dramatic independent location at this year’s BaselWorld in anticipation of the response the Chairman will create. Consumers, vendors and trade media are invited to discover the newly improved Chairman as well as an announcement by the SCI team at Hall 4.1, Stand, B01, 2nd floor.The Chairman is licensed by Ulysse Nardin, an industry leader in mechanical timepieces, and is the culmination of rigorous research and development by SCI, a pioneer in hybrid cell phone technology. A fusion between the historical, mechanical art of watch-making with modern technology, the Chairman continues to revolutionize the luxury mobile phone marketplace.Basel Preveiw: Fully Operational Ulysse Nardin Chairman To Be UnveiledPalm Beach, Florida –Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe worldwide unveiling of the fully operational Ulysse Nardin Chairman by Scientific Cellular Innovations (SCI) will take place at BaselWorld in Switzerland from March 24 to March 31. The long awaited debut marks the official launch of the world’s first and finest luxury hybrid smart phone, soon available in Russia, the United States and Europe. Re-engineered to ensure the most advanced technology, capabilities and design, the fully functional Chairman is now available with new specifications and ready to fulfill both the needs and desires of luxury connoisseurs worldwide.Morten Nielsen and Bobby Yampolsky, co-founders of SCI, have announced new specifications that put the Chairman at the forefront of technological innovations. In addition to featuring the distinctive Ulysse Nardin mechanical watch rotor which creates kinetic energy to supply supplemental power to the phone, a new feature allows the phone’s screen to be customized to match various Ulysse Nardin watch faces. Compatible with GSM and 3G networks around the globe, the Chairman also offers 32GB of memory, a 3.2’’ touch-screen with thumb print recognition and an 8 megapixel camera.In its relentless pursuit for uncompromising quality, SCI has withheld the Chairman’s official launch in order to ensure its discerning clientele a product with historical relevance that combines the finest craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The Chairman, much like its owner, is the complete expression of dedication, passion and excellence.“The world is ready for the Chairman to revolutionize the smart phone industry,” says Bobby Yampolsky, Co-Founder of SCI. “We are nearly sold out on pre-orders alone from distributors and retailers and anticipate the introduction of the newly improved model to create another exponential increase in sales. The world’s finest engineers have worked diligently to design this cutting-edge smart phone and we could not be more proud to introduce the spectacular final result to BaselWorld’s discerning audience.”SCI has secured a more dramatic independent location at this year’s BaselWorld in anticipation of the response the Chairman will create. Consumers, vendors and trade media are invited to discover the newly improved Chairman as well as an announcement by the SCI team at Hall 4.1, Stand, B01, 2nd floor.The Chairman is licensed by Ulysse Nardin, an industry leader in mechanical timepieces, and is the culmination of rigorous research and development by SCI, a pioneer in hybrid cell phone technology. A fusion between the historical, mechanical art of watch-making with modern technology, the Chairman continues to revolutionize the luxury mobile phone marketplace.www.uncells.comlast_img read more

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first_imgThe election campaign finally shifted into ‘silly mode’ on Thursday as the two camps dug deep in a last-ditch bid to hoover up undecided voters.Their efforts centred on scoring brownie points over Wednesday evening’s debate between the contenders, president Nicos Anastasiades and Akel-backed independent candidate Stavros Malas.Akel chief Andros Kyprianou was on a damage-control mission after social media denizens heavily trolled Malas for his reliance on his tablet during the debate.Sophie Michaelidou, the director of the Press and Information Office (PIO), waded into the fun at Malas’ expense with a post on her personal Facebook page while the debate was in progress.Like others, she wondered what Malas would do without his device.Her post read: “Mummy! The Wi-Fi connection is down. What do I say now?”The Akel leader went on television on Thursday to excoriate Michaelidou; as head of the PIO, she should have remained neutral, he protested.Not realising perhaps that in the social-media age, this type of reaction tends to backfire by drawing even more attention.Responding to Kyprianou, Michaelidou said her post clearly reflected her own personal views, and she declined to delete it.In the wake of the debate, newspapers supporting either Anastasiades or Malas carried front-page banners claiming that their man had carried the day.Daily Alithia, a pro-Disy stalwart, declared that the president had “schooled” the inexperienced Malas.Whereas Haravghi, the Akel mouthpiece, said Malas “was clearly superior” to the incumbent in the debate.On the more serious side, the minor parties of the so-called centre which backed Nicolas Papadopoulos’ candidacy in the first round of the elections were on Thursday set to formalise their stance regarding the runoff vote.Socialists Edek decided they would support neither candidate.Diko itself had announced earlier in the week that they would lend their backing to none of the two remaining contenders, advising their supporters to vote as they see fit.Giorgos Lillikas, the junior partner in the coalition supporting Papadopoulos, likewise left the decision up to people.Solidarity, led by Eleni Theocharous, were expected to go the same way. On Thursday Theocharous held a half-hour meeting at the presidential palace with the incumbent, Anastasiades.Coming out, she indicated that the talks went nowhere, and that therefore no deal was struck bringing Solidarity over to the Anastasiades camp.“There remain deep divisions on the Cyprus issue between Solidarity and Anastasiades,” Theocharous told reporters.Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said the president will over the next few days continue meeting with party officials as well as groups of citizens.Probed as to whether Anastasiades would be open to meeting Papadopoulos, Christodoulides did not rule out the possibility.Far-right party Elam, who received a 5.7 per cent share of the popular vote in the first round, have yet to adopt an official position.Meanwhile on the periphery of the party manoeuvring, various organised groups were coming out in support of either Anastasiades or Malas.The Movement against Foreclosures said they were behind Malas, while a group of 53 academics co-signed a statement explaining why Anastasiades was the better choice for president.Also jumping on the Anastasiades bandwagon was the association of former Laiki’s depositors (Sykala) who lost their savings in the 2013 bail-in.In a statement, Sykala said they received more tangible assurances from Anastasiades that he would work toward compensating them.The president assured them he would re-table a bill establishing a so-called ‘Solidarity Fund’ to compensate those who lost money.The incumbent’s proposal was superior to Malas’, the association added.Absent a concrete alliance between the broader Papadopoulos camp and Malas, pundits are predicting a victory for Anastasiades in the second round of elections this coming Sunday.Malas meantime was still answering questions as to why he did not make good on his promise to name his prospective finance minister during Wednesday evening’s debate with Anastasiades.He deflected, saying only that he postponed the unveiling due to practical reasons.Speaking on Sigma TV, Malas said the person he had in mind for the job had other professional obligations.“There are certain people who work for international organizations and who therefore wouldn’t like their name being mentioned [as prospective finance minister],” he offered.But he reassured voters that his choice of finance minister would be an individual beholden to no party.However, his flip-flopping on the issue led to speculation that Malas is playing it by ear. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgThe government will amend legislation to reduce the state broadcaster’s blanket coverage of political parties’ announcements and boost proper news reporting, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Monday, as he sought to resolve the impasse after parliament, including ruling Disy, rejected CyBC’s budget.The minister met the new CyBC chairman on Monday, Andreas Frangos, to discuss ways of resolving the problem after Disy chief Averof Neophytou decided to join Diko in rejecting the €34.4m budget last Friday.Petrides said CyBC suffered from “chronic distortions” but its role was something no one disputed. The minister said the matter will be discussed by the cabinet on Wednesday.“The objections relate to wider issues, both as regards working conditions and the structures, and the informative part,” the minister said.Expanding on his decision on Sunday, after he was heavily criticised on social media, Neophytou said Disy wanted CyBC to provide the Cypriot people and taxpayers with valid, timely and objective information with equal treatment, a state-owned broadcaster whose existence the taxpayer pays in order to promote the culture and customs of the country. He said his party would not support giving money to a “soap opera institution”.Petrides set a strict timeframe during which CyBC must prepare and submit an organisational chart and apply reforms with the new budget, which is expected to be discussed anew on Friday.He said they have agreed with the board to make some adjustments to boost cultural productions further though he admitted that steps towards that direction had already been taken.“Shows on culture have increased from one to six, there are three local productions that employ Cypriot actors and have received universal approval, one radio station broadcasts classical music exclusively and this is also something welcomed by the public,” the minister said.Petrides said amending the law would afford protection to the broadcaster and make it less vulnerable to party interference. The board will also launch efforts to boost the news segment of its programming.The board has been given one month to present a new structure that will meet the contemporary needs of a modern television station.New employment plans must also be drawn since the broadcaster currently relies on workers on ‘indefinite term’ contracts without advancement prospects or substantial pay rises, the minister said.The new budget will be accompanied by an action plan with clear timeframes to resolve the broadcaster’s structural issues.Frangos said there will be a rise of cultural and informative programmes in the new season and a need to change the “obsolete” law which mandates reporting all party announcements during news shows.“The minister said this must stop, we must focus on real news and have less party interference,” Frangos said.According to Frangos, the minister outlined the pillars on which CyBC should be based. He sought to clarify that Neophytou had not asked for any shows to be cut but set certain principles as a condition.In his press conference on Sunday, Neophytou assured that no one would go without a salary at the end of the month.But he added it was time for a real dialogue to begin on what a good state-owned broadcasting organisation should encompass. Part of that should be that CyBC ought not to be churning out the same type of fodder as the private stations.“There is no reason for taxpayers to pay €33 million a year to maintain the CyBC,” Neophytou said, adding that he wanted to see in the revised budget, a differentiation of the station’s role and mission.“People want information and news on important issues…what is happening in the world, what is happening in our region. Is it news every night to be given the position or written statements of the political parties?” the Disy leader said. “I said it many times and I will repeat. This is not news.”His critics questioned the timing of his intervention, considering his party has been in power for the past six years without ever seeking to make any changes. Neophytou himself was the chairman of the House finance committee for the past two and a half years but again he never took action.Others suggested both Disy and Diko were defending the interests of private television stations at a time when CyBC is registering its highest viewership figures in many years.There is also a rumour regarding an alleged power game between Averof and the Presidential Palace over the control of the broadcaster.Diko said it has been rejecting the CyBC budget for the past three years because it was a “monument to mismanagement and waste of money.”Like all other state-controlled bodies, CyBC has been used by political parties throughout the years as a vehicle for featherbedding.The chairman of the House finance committee said on Monday, that, following the rejection of the budget last Friday, the government must now come back with a different text, since the rules stipulate that the same budget cannot be submitted during the same parliamentary term.So far the government has not contacted parliament about the issue, he added.Under the rules, a new budget must be sanctioned by the cabinet, then submitted to parliament, and a fresh vote held in the plenum.Speaking to Politis radio earlier in the day, Votsis stressed that it was no one’s intention to close down the state broadcaster.The budget was rejected, he said, because the ruling party had wanted to “send a message” to CyBC.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. 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is the supreme decision making body of the party and whose majority is with us" Janata Dal-United (JD-U) General Secretary Arun Kumar Shrivastav said The Commission had held a hearing in the case on Tuesday where senior lawyer Kapil Sibal argued on behalf of the Sharad Yadav faction while senior advocate Gopal Singh represented the Nitish Kumar faction According to Shrivastav Sibal tried to impress upon the EC that the party’s National Council was the supreme body and not the party’s legislative body (MLAs MLCs and MPs) and that the majority in the National Council was with Sharad Yadav He also dismissed claims by the rival faction that the Sharad faction wanted the symbol frozen "Sibal argued that as per a Supreme Court ruling if a party’s National Council is disputed the previous National Council will prevail Since in this case the National Council of 195 members shown by Nitish Kumar is disputed the previous National Council should be recognised" Shrivastav said He said although the 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Authors information:? the boy was between 9 and 12 years old. but the man lost consciousness en route to the hospital and subsequently died. a dancer and a sorority girl who had graduated from a high accredited university. he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown decisiveness and cited the example of "surgical strikes" across the LoC." an official of the MeT Department had said. The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was opened for one-way traffic a day after being closed due to heavy snowfall and landslides and over 700 stranded commuters were rescued overnight from the Jawahar tunnel area officials said The only all-weather road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country was opened for traffic coming from Srinagar to Jammu after nine hours of clearance operations they said The operation along the Jawahar tunnel and Qazigund and Banihal-Ramban stretches was launched around 5 am on Sunday said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ramban Anita Sharma? Yet,"How many people have you turned away that didn’t come back because you simply told them ‘you can’t vote’? The goal jolted Colombia into life as Rodriguez then Barrios went close at the other end. Japan’s forward Yuya Osako (C) celebrates with defender Yuto Nagatomo (L) and midfielder Makoto Hasebe after scoring their second goal.
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