OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined indigenous leaders across from Parliament Hill on a sun-drenched Wednesday and said the building housing his office will no longer bear the name of Hector-Louis Langevin, a father of Confederation and an architect of the residential school system.Trudeau first announced that National Aboriginal Day will henceforth be referred to as National Indigenous Peoples Day.Then, standing outside 100 Wellington St. — the former U.S. embassy set to become a designated space for First Nations, Inuit and Metis people by 2023 — Trudeau pointed at the former Langevin Block a stone’s throw down the street.“We’ve heard from you and the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission) and from many indigenous communities over the past year that there is a deep pain in knowing that … building carries a name so closely associated with the horror of residential schools,” Trudeau said.“Keeping that name on the Prime Minister’s Office is inconsistent with the values of our government and its inconsistent with our vision of a strong partnership with indigenous peoples in Canada and so we will remove this name.”The old limestone building, completed in 1889, will now “officially and practically” be called the Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council, he added.The crowd, gathered in a circle close to the podium where Trudeau was speaking, began to cheer and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde jumped to his feet, smiling and applauding.“That’s awesome,” Bellegarde could be heard saying.Later, Bellegarde thanked the prime minister, saying he listened to indigenous people who expressed concerns about the Langevin Block.In February, a group of indigenous MPs — Independent Hunter Tootoo, the NDP’s Romeo Saganash and Georgina Jolibois and members of the Liberal indigenous caucus— also asked the federal government for a new name.Jolibois, who tabled legislation this month calling for National Aboriginal Day to be a statutory holiday, said Wednesday it would have been helpful if Trudeau consulted the indigenous MPs on the name change.“It is just another building saying the Prime Minister’s Office,” she said. “That’s fine, but it … is still a colonial system. It doesn’t really signify an aboriginal name, an aboriginal historical person.”Langevin, who died in 1906, was a lawyer, newspaper editor and Conservative MP from Quebec. He spent more than 25 years in federal politics, resigning as public works minister in 1891 amid a corruption scandal.It was in his role as minister of public works that Langevin argued for a separate school system with a specific mandate to assimilate indigenous children.On Wednesday, Trudeau also confirmed indigenous communities will be consulted on how best to use the former U.S. embassy.The building is a prime piece of real estate, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said, adding it will send a clear signal that First Nations, Inuit and Metis people represent the most important relationship to Canada.“It looks straight to the Parliament buildings,” she said. “So it is location, location, location.”Natan Obed, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — a national Inuit organization — said the announcement for 100 Wellington St. is an important step in the path toward reconcilation.“In many cases, indigenous peoples have to fight every single step of the way for very small, incremental gains, whether it be through Supreme Court rulings or land claim agreements,” he said.“I want to pause and thank this government, especially the prime minister, for his willingness to take upon his shoulders decisions that improve the lives of indigenous peoples without decades of fighting and pushing back.”Clement Chartier, the president of the Metis National Council, said the transfer of the building to Indigenous Peoples marks a milestone.“Parliament and the power it represents remains far removed from our needs, our hopes, our dreams,” he said. “But today’s transfer is an important step toward bridging that gap.”U.S. Charge d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin, the ranking American diplomat in Canada until a new ambassador is confirmed by the Senate, also praised the decision.“On behalf of the U.S. mission to Canada, I wish to applaud the Canadian government’s decision to refurbish the former embassy building at 100 Wellington St., and repurpose it as a new space for Indigenous Peoples,” she said in a statement.The building was built in the 1930s, acquired from the U.S. government in 1997 and has been vacant since 1998.—Follow @kkirkup on Twitter
The Friars Foundation – the charitable arm of the Friars Club – will present the Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans and the Military Family in Washington DC on January 7.The Lincoln Awards is the first event of its kind to recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to our nation’s veterans and military families. The concert will be broadcast in Spring 2015 to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s landmark Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 2015, at which Lincoln remarked, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”Celebrities include Aloe Blacc, the American Military Spouses Choir, Arturo Sandoval, Gavin DeGraw, Gregory Porter, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Lewis, Jon Bernthal, J.R. Martinez, Miss America Kira Kazantsev, Nick Jonas, Rhiannon Giddens, Rob Riggle, The Lone Bellow, Whitney Cummings and many more.The Lincoln Awards is chaired by the Hon. Tommy Sowers, Iraq War veteran and former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Lincoln Awards is made possible by Leonard Wilf, Chairman, Friars Foundation Gift of Laughter for Wounded Warriors Program, as well as founder of the Haven From The Storm Foundation, established to support returning service people, address the particular problems faced by vets today, aid in their recovery and provide assistance for their re-entry back into productive society – and additional gifts made possible by other corporate sponsors. Delta Air Lines is the official airline partner of The Lincoln Awards.The event will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20566
by Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 5, 2012 5:04 pm MDT Tax increases: A necessary evil with U.S. on path to Euro-style disaster? WASHINGTON – “Tax increases” — two little words that are perhaps the filthiest in U.S. politics.Nonetheless, cracks have begun to appear recently in the famously united Republican front against raising taxes to bring down the monstrous, US$15.7 trillion national debt, a plan of attack that could gain some steam thanks to an ominous new congressional report about the country’s fiscal future.Two prominent Republicans — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham — have suggested in recent days that the time has come to ponder tax increases to offset the devastating impact of spending cuts.Bush, brother of former president George W. Bush, told a congressional panel last week that he would support deficit-reduction efforts that would include US$1 in tax increases for every $10 in spending cuts.“If you could bring to me a majority of people to say that we’re going to have $10 in spending cuts for $1 of revenue enhancement — put me in, Coach,” he told the budget committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.But he acknowledged a sad understanding of the American electorate by adding: “This will prove I’m not running for anything.”Graham, on the other hand, is up for re-election in 2014. And he’s been sounding the alarm about profound cuts to the military set to take effect in early January, and has openly pointed to “revenue increases” — a phrase widely used in the U.S. as a euphemism for tax hikes — as a way to reduce the US$600 billion price tag on those cuts.Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the U.S. Senate majority leader, is holding firm on the defence cuts unless there’s a broader, bipartisan agreement on deficit reduction that would include plans to bring in more revenue.A grim report released Tuesday by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office added fuel to the fiery debate on tax increases as it warned the U.S. was on track for the type of profound fiscal crisis that is currently crippling Europe.The U.S. debt will balloon to nearly twice the size of the American economy by 2037, the report found.The culprit? Increased entitlement spending driven by the retirement of the massive generation known as baby boomers, working hand-in-hand with insufficient revenues — a combination that will bring the American economy to the brink of disaster, the report warned.“The explosive path of federal debt under the alternative fiscal scenario — which maintains what might be deemed current policies — underscores the need for large and timely policy changes to put the federal government on a sustainable fiscal course,” the CBO report said.Under the office’s most likely scenario, U.S. lawmakers will extend current tax rates and neglect to tackle entitlement spending. That means debt held by the public would reach 109 per cent of the economy by 2026, and soar to almost 200 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product by 2037.Economists have been warning for months that if publicly held debt approaches 100 per cent of GDP, it will spur a made-in-America, European-style crisis that would see interest rates rise and force governments to slash spending and lay off millions of workers.“There will either be a political solution coming out of Congress, or there will be a market solution,” Lynn Reaser, a policy specialist at the National Association for Business Economists, said in an interview Tuesday.“If it’s a market solution, interest rates will rise sharply — and that will finally coax investors into buying the debt — or there will be a lower dollar, or both, which is pretty much the scenario that’s played out in Europe,” she said.“Which will come first? In the current environment, there’s been relatively no market pressure, the dollar is strong compared to the European situation, where there’s a clear and present danger. And so it seems like our crisis is far off on the horizon, but it’s not — it’s coming right at us.”Tuesday’s CBO report provided immediate fodder for Republicans to slur the economic policies of U.S. President Barack Obama.“On the heels of last week’s dismal jobs report, today’s CBO report on the deteriorating fiscal situation underscores the obvious: The president’s policies are not working,” Paul Ryan, chairman of the House budget committee, said in a statement.“Repeating Europe’s mistakes, the president’s policies call for job-crushing tax increases and harsh disruptions for beneficiaries of government programs as the debt spirals out of control.”Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, had a different spin.“CBO’s report is a warning that we must get our fiscal house in order,” he said.“However, Republican leaders’ insistence on finding savings only from cuts to essential services for the most vulnerable Americans will not get us any closer to the real, comprehensive deficit reduction solution we need.”The debt has indeed increased by about 46 per cent under Obama, but almost half of that uptick can be pinned on two George W. Bush policies — tax cuts and deficit-funded wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.The Obama administration wants to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year for the wealthiest Americans. The Republicans insist doing so could spur another recession.A so-called fiscal cliff looms at the end of the year unless Congress agrees upon a major debt reduction package, one the White House insists must include a combination of spending cuts and tax increases.Not only will the Bush tax cuts expire, so too will a temporary cut in the Social Security payroll tax and expanded jobless benefits. And about US$1 trillion in automatic spending cuts will kick in — including the Pentagon cuts — as the government approaches its legal limit on federal borrowing.Some Republicans are signalling they’re no longer vehemently opposed to the idea of tax increases, shrugging off the strong-arm tactics of anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, a powerful conservative figure who has cajoled most Republicans into signing his “no new taxes” pledge.“I don’t believe you outsource your principles and convictions to (other) people,” Bush said last week, adding he’d long refused entreaties to sign Norquist’s pledge, a smackdown that angered the head of Americans For Tax Reform.Graham recently told the New York Times: “I’ve crossed the Rubicon on that.”So have some of his colleagues in the House of Representatives. Congressmen Mick Mulvaney, Joe Wilson and Jeff Duncan have also said they’re willing to talk revenue increases. 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Baccus, 42, from Bournemouth, Dorset, and Downton, 40, from Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford, were found guilty of murder following a 40-day trial at Winchester Crown Court.The pair, who met in prison, were also convicted of offences of aggravated burglary with a firearm, possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and two charges of burglary of industrial buildings. He wept as he recalled how he “stupidly” pressed a panic alarm during the April 30 raid.”All the alarms outside went on and flashing, alarms going off,” he said.“As it happened I heard an almighty boom, shot, and Guy said, ‘I have been hit, I have been hit.’”The court heard that much of the stolen jewellery was found discarded in various locations around the area but many valuable items had not been recovered by police. Police search the scene close to Guy Hedger’s homeCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA CCTV footage issued by police of Kevin Downton at Toys R Us in Poole buying a gift for his daughter’s birthday two weeks after the killingCredit:Dorset Police /PA I think I’m going to be okayGuy Hedger to his husband, moments before he died They showed no emotion as the verdicts were announced although gasps could be heard from the public gallery.Mr Justice Jay, said they had made a “series of elementary but stupid decisions” with an “amateurish and incompetent” raid.He told them: “You may have been out of your own depths, that was your decision, but the risk of taking a loaded gun into someone’s bedroom was evident to you as to anyone.”The tragedy was on the cards.”A third defendant, Scott Keeping, 44, was found not guilty of murder and his wife, Helen Keeping, 40, was also cleared of two counts of assisting an offender. Baccus lived with the couple and told the court he would take heroin and crack cocaine with them.Mr Hedger was marketing director at LV Insurance and a director of the Avonbourne International Business and Enterprise Trust, which runs colleges and a primary school in the Bournemouth area. He died from blood loss, aggravated by a pre-existing heart condition. Downton and Baccus had arrived at the property at around midnight but were spooked by a dog walker so raided two premises at nearby industrial estates before returning.They entered by climbing a neighbour’s railings, forcing open a window and climbing into the garage.Mr Hedger-Cooper described how his partner had begun to tell the raiders the code for their personal safe but then froze. These include a Pandora bracelet which Mr Hedger had given to his partner of 10 years and which had charms including their star signs and a bible.Other items taken included a 14 carat gold ring with rubies and emeralds and several watches, including brands Amadeus and Cartier.Also stolen were a Louis Vuitton wash bag worth about £650 given to Mr Hedger-Cooper by his partner for Christmas 2012 and a larger bag of the same brand worth £1,200. The £1m home of Guy HedgerCredit:INS Gun parts recovered from the River Stour during the investigation into the death of Guy HedgerCredit:Dorset Police/PA They also took with them the couple’s phones in an attempt to to “buy a few precious moments in their escape”. Two drug addicts have each been jailed for a minimum of 34 years after murdering an insurance executive during a botched raid at his £1 million home in a quiet Dorset village.Jason Baccus and Kevin Downton broke into Guy Hedger’s luxury detached property as he slept upstairs with his husband, Simon-Pierre Hedger-Cooper.Woken at around 3am, Mr Hedger, 61, went downstairs but as he returned to the bedroom he was followed by two masked men, one armed with the shotgun and the other holding two champagne bottles taken from a wine rack in the garage to use as weapons.They forced the terrified couple to lie naked on the floor facing the wall while they snatched up valuable designer jewellery including Cartier watches, Louis Vuitton bags and a Tiffany’s necklace before demanding the code to the safe.When Mr Hedger-Cooper, 48, hit a concealed panic alarm, alarms began to sound and lights flashed.Mr Hedger, his partner of 12 years, was shot in the chest at point blank range before the pair fled the house in Castlewood, near Ringwood, Hants, with £125,000 worth of stolen goods. Watches stolen from the house that were recovered from undergrowth at the side of a footpathCredit:Dorset Police /PA Nigel Lickley QC, prosecuting, said: “This was no random unplanned event. It was carefully planned and they were not going to be stopped – hence the loaded gun.” 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.
To help change the mining tyres on haul mining trucks at the VA Erzberg iron ore mine in Austria, the mine has selected the latest Hyster tyre handling truck. One of the largest iron ore mines in Central Europe, 7.2 Mt of iron ore is mined and transported each year by a fleet of Komatsu trucks. The large truck tyres must be changed quickly and cost effectively during servicing and maintenance periods, while maximum protection for the mechanic must also be ensured.Peter Aflenzer and Florian Wabra are responsible for the maintenance of mining equipment at VA Erzberg. They saw a Hyster tyre handling truck displayed at BAUMA 2013 in Munich and decided to visit the Hyster factory in Nijmegen, the Netherlands to learn more. “The challenge was to develop a single solution that could be used to repair and change the tyres, as well as to handle the heavy mining vehicle components such as engines, gearboxes and axles,” says Norbert Brünell, Senior Product Manager for Hyster heavy duty forklifts and container handlers.To service the ore mines, the Hyster H16XM-6 featuring an IMT TH15K160 tyre handling attachment with nominal capacity of 6,804 kg was selected. To switch from a tyre handler to a forklift quickly, the Pin Type +/- 200 mm side shift carriage is equipped with a changing device that carries either the forks or tyre attachment. The TH15K160 clamp span is 132-343 cm for the tyres, clamp body rotate +/- 50° each side, provide 360° endless grip pad rotation and there is a hydraulically powered fall back arm protection to ensure maximum protection for the mechanic working in front of the tyre. The front pads hold the tyre in the required position and are also able to disassemble the rim parts and rim from the tyre itself.The H16XM-6 with TH15K160 truck now handles tyres up to 33.00 R51, or 5,820 kg at the centre of the clamped tyre, suitable for servicing the fleet, which includes 12 Komatsu HD785-7 and HD985-5 heavy duty trucks, four Komatsu WA800-3 wheel loaders and a Komatsu PC1250 excavator, designed for construction and mining applications. The Hyster H16XM-6 without TH15K160 has a nominal capacity of 16,000 kg at 600 mm load centre or 11,350 kg at 1,200 mm.The truck features a 6.7 litre Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine, with Load Sensing Hydraulics, which is demand sensitive. This means that only the right amount of oil required to meet the demands of the application is pumped through the system at any time, resulting in less waste, reduced operating temperatures and greater fuel efficiency. Like all heavy capacity Hyster trucks, there is an “exceptionally durable” driveline with a robust drive axle and advanced smooth auto-shift transmission system featuring protective lock-out on forward-reverse shifting. Engine and transmission protection systems ensure reliable operation.The Hyster Big Truck range includes the H8XM-6 up to the H30XMS-9, in combination with the new IMT tyre handling attachment range from the TH5K115 up to TH36K164, handles tyre weights of 2,495 kg up to 16,330 kg, or tyre diameters of 710 mm up to 4,166 mm.
Cancer de l’utérus : l’impact de la maternitéMonde – Une étude scientifique démontre que les femmes ayant peu (ou pas) d’enfants seraient plus exposées au cancer du col de l’utérus que les autres.Cette affirmation n’est pas le fait de politiciens prônant une hausse de la natalité mais bel et bien de scientifiques, ayant mené cette étude pour l’association Cancer research UK. Ces dernières années, le nombre de femmes touchées par le cancer du col de l’utérus a augmenté de 50%. Le choix qu’elles font d’avoir peu ou pas d’enfants, au profit souvent de leur carrière, n’est pas étranger à l’affaire. Ce chiffre trouve son explication dans les variations des taux d’hormones. En effet, un taux élevé d’œstrogènes favorise le développement de tumeurs. Or, il baisse pendant la grossesse. Par conséquent, les femmes qui tombent plusieurs fois enceintes sont moins longtemps exposées au cours de leur vie. Le 25 juillet 2010 à 18:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Former Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed he can ‘play better than this Sweden team’ after their opening two World Cup games.Former Sweden captain Ibrahimovic retired from national team duties in 2016 and he believes that his country greatly misses his influence.He spoke to reporters: “In the beginning, the first games was different because I felt I can do it much better than them, obviously. And still, I feel that,”“But there is a time when you say let them do it and let them enjoy because where I came from, I was not welcome. I was different. I came from a different background.”Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…“And I went through all those things and I became the captain on my national team. I mean, bigger than that it cannot be.”The La Galaxy forward has 116 caps for Sweden and after they beat Italy to qualify for this year’s World Cup many hoped he would come out of retirement for one last crack at the famous gold trophy.However, Zlatan has only been in Russia as a commercial sponsor rather than a player, watching from the sidelines as his country has achieved 3 points from their opening two matches.They play Mexico on Wednesday needing a win to guarantee their progress to the next round, after a last-minute defeat to Germany in their last group game.
A woman pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a missing 16-year-old girl at her Vancouver home for 15 days during a high-profile search by law enforcement.Lori M. Kingrey, 48, of Vancouver is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 9 in Clark County District Court for one count of harboring of a minor, a gross misdemeanor. She faces up to 364 days’ confinement and a fine of $5,000.Judge Sonya Langsdorf ordered a presentence investigation, which she will use when determining a sentence.A local media blitz surrounded the search effort for Isabella Castillo, who ran away from home on March 25.Isabella was in a relationship with Kingrey’s 17-year-old son, Robert L. Rogers, at the time. Rogers arranged for Isabella to stay with him at his mother’s house in the 900 block of West 17th Street, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.Kingrey allowed Isabella to stay at the home because she was concerned about the girl’s welfare, her defense attorney, Meaghan McCredie, said Monday. Kingrey was unaware of the “media storm” surrounding the search for the girl because she doesn’t watch the news, McCredie said. Kingrey also has mental health problems and was taking her medications inconsistently, which “impaired her judgment.”Court records indicate Kingrey and her son repeatedly misled law enforcement when officers inquired whether they knew of Isabella’s whereabouts.After a March 28 visit to Kingrey’s home, Vancouver police Officer David Brown wrote in the affidavit that “neither Robby, nor his mother, disclosed that she (Isabella) was inside the house, knowing that she was listed as a runaway and that law enforcement was looking for her.”
2. Quality of Your FollowersSure, you may have 200,000 likes on Facebook, but how many of these users liked your page to get a deal or as part of a sweepstakes entry? (And complicating matters, less than 15 percent of them sees your Facebook posts thanks to Facebook Edge Rank). I’d argue that it’s more valuable to have a small, highly engaged social following than a large, flat number-especially if advertisers want to see click-throughs, conversions and comments. 3. On-Site Social EngagementHaving a grasp on the most pinned, liked and tweeted content is important because it indicates what stories have the most virality. Include share buttons on slideshows and blog posts and pin-it buttons on all images. Encourage readers to share, comment, tweet and pin on every page. And when you discover something’s hot, by all means, repurpose it: Consider leading your weekly newsletter with one of your most-pinned images, or incorporate copy from the most-tweeted blog post as part of a subject line, then monitor open-rates. 4. Share of VoiceHow does your brand perform during a key moment in time? Whether it’s a b-to-b trade show or a red carpet event such as the Oscars, is your brand surfacing as an authority in its space? Set metrics that will demonstrate how your social media presence boosted the number of @ mentions on Twitter, lead to heightened activity on Pinterest, increased tags and followers on Instagram or influenced more connections on LinkedIn. 5. New and Returning Visitors Consider your seven-day and 30-day visitors. There may be a loyal following that returns to the site every day, but how long can you depend on that traffic? Are returning visitors exploring new sections or coming back to a specific page or tool? If your brand’s audience refreshes seasonally (Bridal magazines, for example), it’s important to have social strategies in place to keep unique traffic consistent. What do you think? Tweet me the most over (or under) rated metrics @StephaniePaige. Brands get a lot of power from metrics, and everyone should take advantage of useful quantitative data. But although they’re key indicators of brand health, page views and unique visits aren’t everything. Social media should absolutely be part of your 360-degree view. Why? Because social media creates a consumer narrative, telling you where users are coming from, what they’re doing and what they’re saying when they get there. This kind of qualitative data can fill gaps in your brand strategy.A monitoring tool such as Adobe Social, Hootsuite, Chartbeat, or any of the Salesforce products (like Radian 6) will help you craft your social consumer narrative. And there are five critical metrics (often overlooked!) that you should focus on:1. Social Referral ActivityDo your Twitter followers behave differently than Facebook fans once they land on site? For those coming in via Pinterest, are they consuming more pages than those who came in from Tumblr? Pinpointing what social followers are doing on-site allows you to anticipate consumer needs and will help inform your editorial calendar.
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Update 10:47 a.m.:An early morning earthquake today is causing widespread communications problems in Southeast Alaska.Both Alaska Communications and AT&T wireless and internet services were affected.A recorded message on ACS’s customer services line says the outage is affecting some customers in Southeast.“This is our highest priority and we are working to restore service as quickly as possible,” the message said.ACS spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship says crews are still working to determine which networks were affected by the quake.An AT&T representative could not be reached for comment.Revised figures from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9. It struck about 97 miles west of Juneau at a depth of about 6 miles. It was followed by several aftershocks. The largest was magnitude 5.7.Update 9:29 a.m.:Alaska Communications says the earthquake has caused outages affecting Southeast Alaska wireless and internet services.In a statement, President and CEO Anand Vadapalli says restoring service quickly is the company’s highest priority.Original post, 3:19 a.m. Friday:An earthquake shook Southeast Alaska just before 3 a.m. Friday.The preliminary magnitude 6.0 temblor was centered about 96 miles west of Juneau, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. It struck at a depth of about 6.2 miles. A 5.7 magnitude aftershock was felt about a minute later. No tsunami was expected, according to the National Tsunami Warning Center.This is a developing story. Check back for details.
Shruti Marathe.PR HandoutTamil and Marathi actress Shruti Marathe has opened up about a sexual harassment episode. While talking to Humans of Bombay, the actress spoke on the struggles of being under the limelight while citing a few painful experiences.”I’ve been in this industry since I was 16 years old. Over the years I’ve been celebrated in the limelight & shamed behind the camera. People have a misconception that actors lead a comfortable life & always feel good about themselves–that’s not true. Whether we like it or not, whether we feel right or not, we have to be the best versions of ourselves. There are no ‘bad days’. I remember, early on in my career, for a south film, I was asked to wear a bikini–I agreed without thinking twice. Questions like, ‘How are you going to shoot it?’ or ‘Is it required?’ didn’t even cross my mind. I was getting an opportunity to be in a film & that’s all that mattered! [sic]” she was quoted as saying on the Instagram page of Humans of Bombay.She also recalls how an old picture in a bikini became a subject of a trolling. The actress says, “Years later when I gained popularity in a Marathi show, people looked me up & stumbled upon the bikini scene. I was trolled for the way I looked & how it was shot. Do you know how much that damages your self-esteem? I put myself out there without any barriers–but I wasn’t accepted; I was objectified. I still continued working as if it didn’t bother me.””But I had a dream. I’d worked so hard & was finally moving forward, I wasn’t going to let it go–just because someone else had a problem, they weren’t in my shoes & would never know what it felt like. Slowly, I made myself tougher [sic],” she added.Finally, she reveals about her casting couch experience without naming the producer, who approached her for a sexual favour in return for casting in a film.”Once I met a producer who’d offered me a lead role. At first, he was professional, but soon he began using the words, ‘compromise’ & ‘one night’. I couldn’t let this slip so I asked him, ‘If you want me to sleep with you, who are you making the hero sleep with?’ He was stunned. I immediately informed others of his behaviour & they asked him to leave the project. All it took was one minute of being fearless–that day, I didn’t just stand up for me… I stood up for every woman who’s been objectified & judged for simply being who she is; for simply being ambitious. Why should the archaic rules of society & today’s so-called modern world stop me? My clothes don’t define me–my talent does, my hard work does, my success does & I think it’s high time, people realise that,” the actress concluded.The actress had started her career with a Marathi film called Sanai Choughade and was part of Tamil films like Indira Vizha and Naan Avanillai 2. In recent years, there have been many people from the film industry who have taken courage to speak about sexual harassment issues. Notably, the #MeToo campaign exposed a lot of names. Down south, Vairamuthu, Raghu Dixit, Arjun Sarja and many other have faced the allegations.
Kolkata: Mystery intensifies in the Ultadanga housewife Archana Palangdar murder case, following the identification process on Friday, after which the sleuths have gathered some important clues. According to sources, it is suspected that Archana might have been involved in an extramarital affair that led to her murder.According to police sources, Archana had filed a domestic violence case against her husband Pintu Palangdar and other in-laws nearly three years back. But later she had withdrawn the case. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to Pintu, Archana might have been brainwashed by someone and thus she had filed the case. She understood the matter later and withdrew the complaint. But Pintu did not make it clear as to who is that “someone”.Investigators came to know that recently Archana used to spend a lot of time with one of her male friends. However, her male friend could not be traced. Sleuths suspect that this unknown person might be the missing link in the case. On the other hand, police are also searching for clues from the deceased’s family side. A section of investigators suspect that the relationship between Archana and Pintu went bitter since the last few years due to the male friend. Thus, Pintu is also a suspect in this case. Though police are looking at the illicit relationship angle, locals are quite surprised about Archana having an extramarital affair with someone. Archana’s body was found inside a sack near the West Chowbhaga pumping station in Anandapur. One of the security guards spotted the body and informed the Anandapur police station.Primarily, no identification could be found. Later seeing the picture in the media, Pintu identified her. He also informed that his wife had left the house saying that she was going to repair her mobile phone. As she did not turn up till late night, a missing complaint was filed with the Ultadanga police station on Thursday.
Kalash Gupta, a student of Delhi has secured first rank in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)-2018 which was held from April 4 to 16. The exam was conducted in 124 selected cities across India besides Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar for admission to the various B.Tech programmes offered by VIT at its Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati(AP) branch. Releasing the results here recently, VIT also announced the newly set record where 2,12,000 candidates registered for the VITEEE-2018. The other rank holders among the top 10 are Sarikonda Ananda Ramarao,Telangana state (2nd rank), Anirudh Panigrahi, Odhisha state (3rd rank), Sai Anirudh M, Karnataka state(4th rank), Shubham Kar, Jharkhand state (5th rank), Shubham Agarwal, West Bengal state(6th rank), Pranav Goyal, Chandigarh state (7th rank), Sanchit Agrawal, Delhi state (8th rank), S Vishal, Tamil Nadu state (9th rank) and Anmol Gupta, Uttar Pradesh (10th rank). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPress note released by VIT said that VITEEE results have been declared through www.vit.ac.in and admissions would be only on merit, based on the marks obtained by the candidates in VITEEE.Counselling for candidates, who obtained ranks upto 8,000 would be held on May 9, whereas for ranks 8001 to 14,000, it will be conducted on May 10. Those who secured ranks from 14001 to 20000, can attend the counselling on May 11. The counselling would be held simultaneously in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati (AP).Under the G V School Development Programme, Central and State board toppers would be given 100 percent fee waiver for all the four years. Candidates with ranks upto 50 would be given 75% tuition fee waiver, Rank 51 to 100 would be given 50% tuition fee waiver and rank 101 to 1000 would be given 25 % tuition fee waiver.
Australia launches new international tourism campaignAustralia launches new international tourism campaignTourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international visitors to Australia.The new creative, the latest instalment in Tourism Australia’s global There’s Nothing like Australia campaign, was officially unveiled at an event in New York on Australia Day eve attended by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop.Guests at the event were treated to immersive ‘virtual reality’ displays and aquatic-themed images being projected onto the ice rink at the iconic Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park alongside the reveal of a new broadcast ad, featuring a voiceover by Australian actor and new Tourism Australia global ambassador Chris Hemsworth. The event was hosted by Australian chef Curtis Stone and guests enjoyed a specially designed Australian menu by Luke Mangan.Tourism Australia Managing Director, John O’Sullivan, said the new campaign would focus upon one of Australia’s key competitive advantages.“Already 70 per cent of our international visitors enjoy an aquatic or coastal experience as part of their trip to Australia, so this is a campaign we know will resonate strongly across all our key markets.“While Australia is known for its natural beauty, the world still doesn’t have a full appreciation of the breadth, depth and quality of our aquatic and coastal experiences. They’ve always been an important part of our destination story but they’ve never before taken centre stage,” he said.Mr O’Sullivan said that Chris Hemsworth’s voiceover for the new broadcast ad would provide an authentic and influential voice to help tell the country’s story and demonstrate to the world that Australia is ‘a place you feel’.“I have always been so proud to be Australian and it’s a pretty special feeling knowing that I will have a role in promoting my country to the world and encouraging more people to come down under and experience our amazing beaches and landscapes for themselves,” said Chris Hemsworth.The campaign will sit alongside and complement existing Tourism Australia marketing activities, including its current promotion of food and wine and Indigenous experiences, providing an additional proof point to demonstrate why There’s Nothing like Australia.“Our long term campaign, There’s Nothing like Australia, was always designed to provide a platform from which we could evolve our tourism message. We did this most recently with Restaurant Australia and now with a dedicated focus on Australia’s distinctive and high quality aquatic and coastal experiences,” Mr O’Sullivan said.The newly filmed campaign features over a dozen distinct experiences representing every Australian state and territory. These include: a helicopter ride over the 12 Apostles; swimming in Sydney Harbour; snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef; kayaking through Katherine Gorge; driving on the beach in South Australia; cycling around Lake Burley Griffin; sailing through the sparkling blue waters of Rottnest Island; and walking the recently launched Three Capes Track in Tasmania.Tourism Australia Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Ronson, said the campaign would be brought to life using ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology and compelling user generated content (UCG) on a size and scale never before seen in destination marketing.“The world of destination marketing is increasingly competitive. We have to constantly push ourselves to find new ways to gain a competitive edge in the global travel market.“Australia has always had the advantage of being a highly desirable destination. The challenge is how to create a sense of urgency to visit that counters those perceived barriers such as time, distance and cost.“This campaign has been designed to be incredibly immersive and capture what it feels like to be in Australia and to experience for yourself being on, in or near the water.“By using VR and 360 technology we hope to inspire prospective travellers considering Australia for their next holiday and get them to take that crucial next step towards making a booking,” Ms Ronson said.Tourism Australia will spend A$40 million over the next six months rolling out the new campaign – starting in the US with a joint campaign with Virgin Australia and then across other key international markets, including the UK, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and New Zealand.Watch the new television commercial below: Learn more here!Source = Tourism Australia
Cincinnati-based eLynx, a portfolio company of American Capital, announced its compliance with all guidelines recently published by the IRS for obtaining electronic signatures on Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.[IMAGE]According to FBI statistics, over 60 percent of all mortgage fraud includes income or identity misrepresentations, eLynx notes. To help combat this type of fraud, the 4506-T allows lenders to verify a borrower’s income. It’s a requirement for virtually all mortgage originations and loan modifications.Until recently, the 4506-T was the only document in a mortgage disclosure package that had to be manually signed. Beginning on January 7, 2013, the new IRS guidelines allow the 4506-T to be signed electronically. According to eLynx, removing this[COLUMN_BREAK]e-signature roadblock will not only streamline income verification, but will improve data quality and enable lenders to render decisions on loans faster.””This was the last industry hurdle to achieve a fully electronic set of disclosures, and to move mortgage lenders closer to a paperless mortgage,”” said Sharon Matthews, president and CEO of eLynx. “”Banks will see a significant reduction in processing time and costs, an increase in accuracy and transparency, and deliver a better borrower experience.””Matthews added, “”The IRS’s decision demonstrates how government and commercial entities can come together on initiatives that benefit the entire industry.””eLynx’s eSignature service addresses all requirements of the digital Form 4506-T from initial authentication and consent, to maintaining a tamper proof seal and audit trail of the transaction. eLynx can provide an electronically signed 4506-T with all supporting data to any IRS Income Verification Express Service (IVES) provider.Using eLynx’s eSignature service, lenders can immediately realize the advantages of an electronically signed 4506-T integrated with electronic delivery and loan folders. In addition, eLynx’s e-signature services can be combined with its print-and-mail services-which the company describes as “”fail-proof””-to ensure compliance with the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) on mortgage disclosures. Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Loan Modification Processing Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-12-03 Carrie Bay Share eLynx Enables Electronic Signatures on IRS Verification Form December 3, 2012 415 Views in Origination, Technology
Hong Kong – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineMandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico launches its Wellness Yoga Retreat, a four-day holistic program taught by a skilled team of in-house yoga instructors and offered for both novice and advanced students from June 24-27, 2010 with future programs scheduled August 26-29, 2010, September 23-26, 2010 and October 21-24, 2010. Group programs can also be arranged anytime throughout the year for four or more individuals.Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing break at this AAA Five Diamond hideaway resort located on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula while restoring their mind, body and soul. Throughout the weekend, guests will experience Asana and Pranayama yoga sessions, diet and nutrition class, quiet time for meditations and bask in the luxurious accommodation at Mexico’s most sophisticated resort.The Wellness Yoga Retreat comprises: -Luxury accommodation for three nights in a Selva guest room with garden and water canal views -Daily yoga classes in the morning and afternoon with highly experienced instructors and designed to accommodate both beginner and experienced yoga students -Daily guided meditations -Specialized nutritional diet created by the Spa’s culinary and wellness team (includes all meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner) -Choice of one spa treatment: Mayan Na Lu’um Massage or Mayan Tzolkin Ritual -Complimentary use of Heat and Water Therapies including Steam, Sauna, Vitality Pool -Rates are from $2,155 (single occupancy) and $2,815 (double occupancy) for the three-night stay as described above, plus tax and service chargewww.mandarinoriental.com
Cosby lawyers: Jury shouldn’t hear what Constand told mom FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby’s lawyers don’t want jurors hearing about a January 2005 phone call in which accuser Andrea Constand says she first told her mom that the comedian had drugged and molested her about a year earlier. Cosby’s legal team argued in court papers on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that what was said during the call is hearsay and shouldn’t be mentioned at his retrial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2018 3:40 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby’s lawyers don’t want jurors hearing about a January 2005 phone call in which accuser Andrea Constand says she first told her mom that the comedian had drugged and molested her about a year earlier.Cosby’s legal team argued in court papers on Tuesday that what was said during the call is hearsay and shouldn’t be mentioned at his retrial. Jury selection starts April 2. Final pretrial hearings are Thursday and Friday.Constand and her mother, Gianna, testified about the call at Cosby’s first trial. Constand said she told her mother that Cosby had given her three blue pills before touching her without consent at his suburban Philadelphia home.The 80-year-old Cosby has pleaded not guilty. His first trial ended in a hung jury.The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.
A 67-year-old Briton was killed on Friday after he was hit by a car, which reportedly veered onto the pavement on Poseidonos Avenue in Paphos.The incident happened at around 2.20pm while the man, who was in Cyprus on holiday, was taking a walk along the main coastal road in Paphos.Reports said a car, which was apparently speeding, veered off course and went onto the pavement, hitting the tourist.He was rushed to Paphos general hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Police arrested the 22-year-old Greek Cypriot driver who was breathalysed. The results came back negative.Police are investigating the exact circumstances that caused him to leave the road.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 AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola