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Rabat – A young student from New Zealand visited a mosque in Netherlands to show solidarity and support for Muslims.With tears and cracking voice, the student showed respect and solidarity with the people, apologizing for the attacks that claimed the lives of 50 victims during a planned terror attack by a 28-year old Australian on Friday.A video filmed  by theatermaker Salaheddine Benchikhi shows the student expressing his regret and giving his condolences to Muslims in the Essalam Mosque in Rotterdam. “I am from from New Zealand and I have bought some flowers  for the people there. And I don’t know what I can do, but I have to do something for the people there,” the young student told Benchikhi.Read Also: New Zealand Terror Attack: 17-Year-Old Eggs Islamophobic SenatorAfter his heartwarming message, Benchikhi hugged the student in an emotional moment.Benchikhi also interviewed more people who brought flowers to the mosques to express solidarity.One of the interviewees said that citizens are relying on the government to ensure security and stability.The two people said that they are mourning for the people in New Zealand and that it’s their “turn to give flowers and to tell the people they love them.”New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the attacked mosques on Sunday. Photo of her hugging Muslims went viral on social media.While world leaders and people around the world slammed the massacres, some Western tabloids showed sympathy with the 28-year old attacker, Brenton Tarrant.The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid labelled the attacker an “angelic boy who grew into an evil far-right ass killer.”The daily also put a photo in its cover, showing Tarrant as a young boy.The tabloid also described the attacker as a “likeable and dedicated personal trainer running free athletic programmes for kids.”The description received strong and condemning comments on social media.There is absolutely no chance a newspaper would splash a childhood photo of an Islamist terrorist who murdered 49 Christians in a church as an “angelic boy”. Displacing focus from the victims to oh how could such a sweet WHITE boy become a terrorist is abhorrent pic.twitter.com/pcQCOBzMpT— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) 16 mars 2019British columnist and political commentator Owen Jones slammed the tabloid, saying that “there is absolutely no chance a newspaper would splash a childhood photo of an Islamist terrorist who murdered 49 Christians in a church as an “angelic boys.”He added, “Displacing focus from the victims to oh how could such a sweet WHITE boy become a terrorist is abhorrent.”The attacks on two mosques in Christchurch claimed the lives of 50 and injured at least 50 others.The victims are aged between 3 and 77. read more

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11 November 2011The United Nations tribunals tasked with ending impunity for genocide and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda have made great progress in the last year towards completing their work, but need help in retaining experienced staff, the presidents of the courts told the General Assembly today. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has concluded proceedings against 126 of the 161 persons indicted by the court, Judge Patrick Robinson said as he presented the annual report of the tribunal, which is based in The Hague.In addition, the arrest earlier this year of Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic is a “milestone” that brings the tribunal closer to the successful completion of its mandate,” he added. “With the trial of the last two fugitives, all persons indicted by the prosecutor will face the judicial process, and the tribunal will be removing yet another brick in the wall of impunity.”The tribunal is taking all measures possible to expedite its trials, but as it nears the end of its mandate, highly qualified and essential staff continue to leave at “alarming” rates for more secure employment elsewhere, Judge Robinson noted in his address to the Assembly.“The loss of the tribunal’s experienced staff has significantly impacted proceedings, placed an onerous burden on the tribunal’s remaining staff, and will place a much heavier financial burden on the international community in the long run,” he stated. To address this issue, the tribunal is seeking support for a retention incentive for its long-serving staff members, he said, noting that providing a direct incentive to stay until the actual abolition date of their posts has proven highly effective in other downsizing organizations. Also, with the tribunal reaching the end of its work, it is likely that the rate of staff attrition will accelerate if effective action is not taken, warned the President. To enable it to quickly replace critical staff, the tribunal is requesting a waiver from the regulations that stipulate that interns have to wait six months after the completion of their internships before they can apply for professional posts. Staff retention is also a “significant” challenge for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Judge Khalida Rachid Khan told the Assembly as she presented the court’s report. “Many experienced staff members have left for more permanent jobs at other institutions,” she said. “These departures constitute an important loss of experience and institutional memory…“Although these are problems inherent in any closing institution, there are ways to combat the extreme staff attrition occurring at the ICTR,” she stated. Judge Khan noted that the tribunal, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, accomplished a great deal in the last year and its work is almost complete.“However, our work is not yet finished and the assistance of the international community is required to ensure that there is no impunity gap,” she stressed. The tribunal’s trial work is due to be finished by the end of the second quarter of 2012 and appeals work is to be finished by early 2014, she said. Critical to the tribunal’s work is the cooperation of States in apprehending the nine remaining fugitives, including three of the most high-ranking accused – Félicien Kabuga, Protais Mpiranya and Augustin Bizimana. “We call upon all States, especially the States of the Great Lakes region, and in particular Kenya, to intensify their cooperation with the tribunal and to render all necessary assistance so that the remaining fugitives can be arrested,” said the President. “These fugitives, who are accused of the most terrible crimes, must be arrested to send a strong message to the world that evading justice in not an option.” read more

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index dipped into the red Monday as minor U.S. stock movements saw Wall Street hit a new record high.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.47 points to 15,802.7.The commodity-heavy TSX had been up earlier in the trading day, with some of the lift coming from rising oil prices, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth.The November crude contract climbed 42 cents to US$51.87 per barrel amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iraqi federal forces moved into the disputed city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields, prompting a withdrawal by Kurdish forces.“Oil was up quite a bit because of what’s been happening in Iraq — Iraq being the no. 2 producer of oil in OPEC,” Small said.South of the border, New York stock indices extended their record-setting run into a sixth straight week.The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 85.24 points to 22,956.96. The S&P 500 index inched up 4.47 points to 2,557.64 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.21 points to 6,624.01.While Monday was a relatively light day for earnings, the pace is slated to pick up on Tuesday and into next week, when the bulk of S&P 500 companies are scheduled to report quarterly results.“Obviously earnings are very key until we get the next political catalyst such as tax reform,” said Small.“Is the market expensive? I think that’s the question everybody is looking at,” he said. “I don’t think it’s extremely expensive. I don’t think it’s cheap but I think it’s fairly valued.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 79.81 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract gave back $1.60 to US$1,303.00 an ounce.The November natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU and the December copper contract was up 11 cents to US$3.24 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter. read more

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“There are certain standards, like the protection of minorities and the improvement in their lives that have to be improved now,” Martti Ahtisaari, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for the future status of Kosovo told members of the press after briefing the Security Council on his consultations with Kosovar and Serb leaders following their first round of direct talks.Other internationally-prescribed standards which have to be met are not as pressing, he said. “For example, they have started the negotiation process toward membership in the European Union, which many countries have taken years to implement before they are ready,” he noted.Independence and autonomy are among the status options that have been mentioned for the province, where Albanians outnumber Serbs and others by 9 to 1. Serbia rejects independence and Kosovo’s Serbs have been boycotting the province’s provisional institutions.“There’s a healthy recognition that this issue is not among the easiest,” Mr. Ahtisaari said of the Council’s reaction to his briefing.Following the first round of talks last month in Vienna, on decentralization, Mr. Ahtisaari visited Belgrade, Serbia and Pristina, Kosovo to urge leaders to remain continuously engaged on the issue.Upon returning from that trip, Mr. Ahtisaari said that another meeting on decentralization would be held in the Austrian capital on 17 March, focusing on local financing and inter-municipal cooperation, adding that he was using a ‘bottom-up approach,’ in other words starting the process by dealing with practical and ‘status-neutral’ issues. read more

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China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye participates in an interview at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada, in Ottawa on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Influential, misinformed Canadian media hurts China-Canada relations: envoy OTTAWA – The Trudeau government should spend less time bowing down to Canadian journalists preoccupied with human rights and get on with negotiating an important free trade agreement with China, says the country’s ambassador.Chinese ambassador Lu Shaye blamed the Canadian media for disseminating a negative portrait of his country that depicts it as an abuser of human rights and lacking democracy.The envoy levelled the accusations during a lengthy interview at the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa with The Canadian Press.Lu’s remarks come as the Liberal government and the People’s Republic embark on a third round of exploratory talks this month aimed at determining whether the two countries should begin formal negotiations towards a free-trade agreement.His comments underscore a major cleavage in how the two countries believe their differences over human rights should be addressed.Canada says the issue is linked to economic engagement with China and wants it part of any formal trade pact.China disagrees strongly, saying the two issues are not linked.Lu offered a candid insight into how China views that difference of opinion: the diplomat blamed an ill-informed Canadian media for forcing the issue onto the agenda.“I think the Canadian government is pressured by the media on this issue,” Lu said through a translator provided by his embassy.“I think that Canadian media is quite influential.”Lu then interjected in English to stress that Canadian politicians sometimes have to “bow before media.”He recommended the approach of his country’s ruling communist party as an efficient way of dealing with the media.“The Chinese Communist Party and the government is good at listening to public opinion and also they do their part to lead and mobilize people for a common cause.”Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent, a former journalist, called Lu’s remarks “outrageous” and said it should give the Trudeau government pause as it seeks to deepen economic co-operation with China.“It sounded like a diatribe on the Chinese Communist Party’s conception of what the media is supposed to do on behalf of a government in imposing its will.”Lu said when he arrived in Canada four months ago, his top priority was to deepen co-operation between the two countries.Justin Trudeau and China’s leadership have taken steps to expand bilateral relations, with the prime minister travelling to China last summer and then hosting Premier Li Keqiang in Ottawa several weeks later.Trudeau wants to deepen economic and political relations with China.But Trudeau has also pledged not to shy away from engaging with China on the sensitive area. He used a speech in Shanghai last fall to say Canada encourages China to do more to protect and promote human rights.Soon after arriving in Canada, Lu said he was struck by the negative view of his home country that he saw taking shape, mainly in Canadian media.“I feel that in Canada, and especially its media, there seems some misunderstanding about China, which is detrimental to bilateral co-operation,” he said.“For example, the Canadian side fear the Chinese will buy up all their resources or steal their advanced technology.”He also said Canadians “don’t see any merit in China” and don’t think it’s a worthwhile trading partner.Canadians, he added, “look down upon China” and see a country with no democracy, human rights or freedom.Lu said his country is not afraid to talk about human rights and democracy, but what China objects to is linking them to economic and trade issues.“Politicians should have the courage and responsibility to explain to people where the overall and fundamental interest of the country lies,” he said.The Canadian government has made it clear that its economic engagements abroad cannot be divorced from human rights considerations.When it launched public consultations on a possible free-trade agreement with China, Ottawa acknowledged that Canadians have concerns regarding China on issues such as the environment, labour, gender equality, rule of law and human rights.But a “comprehensive dialogue” with China would allow Canada to relay these worries.“A free-trade agreement with China would not deter Canada from urging and working with China to meet its international obligations in these areas,” the Canadian government said.Trudeau, meanwhile, has repeatedly defended freedom of the press.“The back-and-forth between the press and government is essential to any good democracy,” Trudeau told a packed press conference at the National Press Theatre last week.“When you’re at your best, it reminds us and challenges us to be at ours. So thank you all for your tireless work on behalf of Canadians.”The Chinese regime has long faced criticism from organizations around the world for stifling press freedom.“The planet’s leading censor and press freedom predator, Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the instigator of policies aimed at complete hegemony over news coverage and the creation of an international media order heavily influenced by China,” says a recent profile on China by Reporters Without Borders.Lu’s remarks on the Canadian media and human rights came unprompted at the beginning of a wide-ranging 90-minute interview with two reporters from The Canadian Press. The envoy expounded at length on how China views its relations with Canada on numerous issues including free trade, investment and cyberattacks.This story is the first of a series.Lu, who noted he was giving his fourth interview with a Canadian news outlet, said he will be open to answer more questions from Canadian journalists.“You represent the Canadian people,” he said.“And I think your questions also represent the confusion of the Canadian people.” by Mike Blanchfield and Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 4, 2017 2:30 am MDT Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season.Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series.Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney. Two consecutive Illini hitters reached base, one walked and one hit by a pitch, which allowed shortstop Josh Parr to bring both runners home on his second triple of the weekend. Parr scored on a single by center fielder Willie Argo.That is where the scoring stopped for Illinois.Ryan Dew, who is usually the designated hitter, made his first start in right field and connected on a solo home run to dead centerfield in the bottom of the second.Fueled by a great defensive play by right fielder Zach Hurley to save a run and end the top of the third, the Buckeyes added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.After only scoring five runs in the first two games of the series combined, the Buckeye offense responded with eight runs on 15 hits.Dew and his high school teammate, second baseman Cory Kovanda, led the way with four hits apiece. Dew also had five RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The small crowd that endured 50-degree, windy conditions greeted Dew with applause as he was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I needed that, I was slumping a little bit,” Dew said. “When you play loose, that’s when you can play the best.”The whole team seemed to play loose. Theron Minium, who replaced McKinney after the third inning, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win and move to 3-2 on the season.The defense followed suit, as multiple diving stops were made to protect the lead, including one by Dew.“Today they came and tried to just stay focused on playing the game of baseball,” coach Bob Todd said. “They played a little more relaxed but still with focus.”That focus translated to a key win to move the Buckeyes to 9-9 in the Big Ten.The team plays Ball State next at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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first_imgRichard Shepherd, a barrister representing Pc Adams, said the officer was of “impeccable character” but he was doing his best while working at the Barton Street station.”You have the revolving door of sergeants and supervisors and then you have a probationary officer lobbed into this maelstrom, with dozens of cases to manage and no supervision,” Mr Shepherd said.”He is a hard-working, diligent officer who was doing the best he could with the inexperience he had.”Pc Adams did his best to manage the symptoms of his condition. He did so with his affinity to horses. Pc Adams says he found that going to the horse racing was a good coping mechanism and making him feel betterStephen Morley 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. PC Jonathan Adams “There is nothing dishonest about that. There may be failings but it’s not dishonest.”Mr Shepherd suggested that there are many different activities a police officer could undertake to relax, such as hill walking, sailing, going to the gym or the spa.”They might sit in front of the telly watching Judge Rinder,” he said. “There is a value judgment because he went horse racing.”He has a stress-related condition, aggravated by his workplace, and he tried to alleviate that by his affinity and closeness to horses.”The hearing continues. Quiet Reflection wins The Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June 2016Credit:Julian Herbert/Getty “It was a tough environment and all the officers were under a lot of pressure,” he said.The panel heard that during this period, Pc Adams reported sick on four occasions and on three of those days he went horse racing.He said: “Should he have been going horse racing if he was suffering for diarrhoea, vomiting or a cold? He is a public servant and should be resting to make sure he should be returning to work as soon as practicable.”If he was worried about passing on germs, why has he gone horse racing? In relation to Royal Ascot, he tried to get the time off, but he wanted to go and he did go.” The hearing heard Pc Adams transferred to Gloucestershire Police in 2014 from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.After completing his training, he was posted to Barton Street police station in central Gloucester in July 2015 before moving to a different station the following summer.Mr Morley said there was no dispute with Pc Adams being dyslexic and that he found working at Barton Street police station “difficult”. “He was not as sick as he made out. It is not good enough to report in sick and go on a jolly. He is a public servant and he is like obligated to do what he could for the public.”Mr Morley added: “It is right to say this officer did not have a financial interest in Quiet Reflection. It is not our case that this officer has personally benefited financially from taking time off from work.”The hearing was told that during the nine-month period that the gross misconduct allegations span, the officer went to see his GP complaining of abdominal problems relating to stress.When Pc Adams was interviewed, he said he was ill on the days he went to the races.”He said that he found attending race meetings was genuinely therapeutic and helped him cope with stress and depression,” Mr Morley said.  Quiet Reflection ridden by Dougie Costello wins The Commonwealth Cup Race Pc Jonathan Adamsm, pictured at his passing out ceremony, faces allegations of gross miscounductCredit:Gloucestershire Live / SWNS The hearing heard that same month Pc Adams had asked for June 14 to 20 off as annual leave, but his request was rejected for operational reasons.Mr Morley said that on June 17, Pc Adams reported he was too ill to work because of irritable bowel syndrome. Instead he went to Royal Ascot where the horse Quiet Reflection, which is one of 50 horses owned by his syndicate, won the Commonwealth Cup.The panel watched a 10-second clip from Channel 4 Racing showing Pc Adams jumping around and celebrating Quiet Reflection’s win.”The clip suggests that the officer was well enough to come to work. He was well enough to be in the Royal Enclosure, jumping around, as you have seen,” Mr Morley said. Royal Enclosure at Ascot He called in sick twice to watch a horse he part-owned with a racing syndicate and on a third occasion said he was ill – only to attend Royal Ascot, the misconduct hearing heard.Stephen Morley, presenting the case for the force, told the hearing: “In a nutshell, on three occasions he deliberately reported sick in order to go to the horse races.”There is no dispute that he reported sick and there is no dispute that he did go to the races. Pc Adams says he found that going to the horse racing was a good coping mechanism and making him feel better. “We do not accept he was sick at all. He was throwing a sickie to go horse racing.”Mr Morley told the three-person panel the first allegation was that on September 30 2015, Pc Adams reported he was suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea but instead went to Nottingham race course to watch Little Lady Katie, a horse he part-owned with the Ontoawinner syndicate.On April 6 2016, Pc Adams reported sick saying he had a migraine and again went to Nottingham race course to watch the same horse. Pc Jonathan Adams was caught on camera at the Royal Enclosure at AscotCredit:Alan Crowhurst/Getty A police officer was caught “throwing a sickie” to attend Royal Ascot after he appeared on television celebrating a win, a tribunal heard.Pc Jonathan Adams said he was too ill to go to work, only to attend the racecourse – and appear on Channel 4 Racing “jumping around” in the Royal Enclosure after Quiet Reflection, a horse he part owns, won the Commonwealth Cup.The probationary officer faces three allegations of gross misconduct under “honesty and integrity” and, if found proven, he could be dismissed from Gloucestershire Police.Pc Adams claimed in interview that he was ill on the days he went to the races, but found attending the meetings “genuinely therapeutic and helped him cope with stress and depression”.last_img read more

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Bronze Age copper alloy 'sun disc', from Ireland A Bronze Age bronze, copper alloy and oak flesh-hook, known as the Dunaverny flesh-hook Bronze Age copper alloy ‘sun disc’, from Ireland Susan Greaney, from English Heritage, said: “From insular communities with what appears to be little outside communication, to mass migrations and the sharing of raw materials and finished artefacts, our ancestors have been making and breaking relationships with Continental Europe for thousands of years.”The exhibition will tell the story of an early Neolithic period, before Stonehenge was built, which saw the mass migration of the first farmers and the earliest metal workers.The success of cultural migration will be illustrated by a highly polished axe, made of jadeitite from the French-Italian Alps, and brought to Britain by some of the first farmers at the beginning of the Neolithic in around 4000 BC.By the late Neolithic era, when Stonehenge was being constructed, was in contrast a “period of relative isolation for the people living in the British Isles”, English Heritage said.“For about 700 years, although styles of pottery, types of monuments and ritual activities are shared all across Britain and Ireland, these objects and monuments are not found on the continent. 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. A Bronze Age bronze, copper alloy and oak flesh-hook, known as the Dunaverny flesh-hook “A type of pottery called Grooved Ware pottery, for example, is found everywhere from Orkney to Southern England, but has never been found in Continental Europe.“This is the period when Stonehenge was constructed, as well as many other timber monuments, henge enclosures and stone circles – again, these monuments is not found in Europe.”The 1,000 years of isolation will be represented in the exhibition by the ‘Folkton drums’, three chalk cylinders decorated with spirals and stylised faces dating from the late Neolithic around 3,000 BC and found in a child’s burial site in North Yorkshire.Experts said the style of decoration on the drums is known from megalithic monuments, pottery and other items across Britain and Ireland but not further afield. Early Bronze Age gold neckpiece, known as the Blessington Lunula They once rubbed along as neighbours, sharing culture, trade and even fashion across the English Channel.But the late neolithic era saw its own version of an early Brexit as Britain was cut off from its continental cousins for nearly 1,000 years, a new exhibition by English Heritage is to show.The “ebb and flow” of Britain’s relationship with the continent will be explored at Stonehenge, in a major new collaboration with the British Museum which experts claim will show how the “rocky relationship between British Isles and Europe is nothing new”.Objects in the display include 6,500-year-old polished jade axe and an elaborate gold neck piece made around 4,000 years ago, both of which are believed to have been brought from or influenced by Europe.Through the artefacts, English Heritage’s Making Connections exhibition at Stonehenge will highlight “shifting relationship between the British Isles and Continental Europe”, historians said. Early Bronze Age gold neckpiece, known as the Blessington Lunula  By around 2,000BC, the exchange with Europe had begun again, illustrated by a gold lunula, a beaten-gold crescent neck piece found in Ireland with decorative motifs drawn from European cultures, a Bronze Age gold cup showing close connections between southern England and northern France, and a copper alloy “sun disc” dating from 1500 to 1300 BC.Recently “rediscovered” in the British Museum store, the sun disc is of a type otherwise only known from continental Europe and shows that Bronze Age beliefs about how the sun and moon travelled across the sky were shared by people living across the region.Neil Wilkin, British Museum curator, said: “To be able to bring all these objects together for the first time at Stonehenge, one of the most important symbols of ancient Britain, is an exciting prospect.”Making Connections: Stonehenge in its Prehistoric World opens to the public on 12 October at Stonehenge.Neolithic and Bronze Age objects from the British Museum collections are displayed alongside artefacts borrowed from other lenders, including a Langdale axe from Wiltshire Museum, two carved chalk plaques from Salisbury Museum, and a Grooved Ware pot from Down Farm Museum in Dorset. read more

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first_imgA judge this week dismissed a lawsuit regarding iPad overheating concerns. Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller, and John Browning filed the suit last year, claiming that the iPad’s tendency to overheat and shut down in direct sunlight undermined the company’s claims that “reading on iPad is just like reading a book.”The suit was tossed due to a lack of evidence on the part of the plaintiffs. U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel wrote in his ruling,  The plaintiffs now have three days to file an amendment to their original claims. The Court concludes that these allegations are insufficient. At the least, Plaintiffs must identify the particular commercial or advertisement upon which they relied and must describe with the requisite specificity the content of that particular commercial or advertisement.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic refuses to give up on their Champions League hopes following Tuesday’s first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the last-16.The Red Devils were left outclassed at Old Trafford by a PSG side lacking star duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the lineup.The major turning point in the game came in the second half with former United winger Angel Di Maria returning to haunt his old club by assisting Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe for both of PSG’s goals.It enabled the Ligue 1 champions to leave with a 2-0 aggregate lead and hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first defeat as caretaker boss in his 12th match in charge.But Matic insists that United now have nothing to lose for the return leg next month and will be giving it their all to cause an upset.“It was a difficult game for us,” Matic told UEFA.“Obviously when you lose it’s disappointing but I think we played some good football in the 90 minutes and of course in the second half when it was 2-0 it was hard for us.“They had more space to play as we had to risk more, but we have to respect them, they have great players, they are a good team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We will go to Paris to try to do something. We don’t have anything to lose so we will try to go there to play good football and try to win of course.”The second leg between PSG and United will take place at the Parc Des Princes in France on March 6.For now, Solskjaer’s men will need to quickly recoup from this setback for Monday’s trip to Stamford Bridge, where they will take on Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup.Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are doubts for the match after coming off on Tuesday night with injuries.Next up: Chelsea away in the #EmiratesFACup. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/yLOxIIMrD8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish its 2012 Census of Agriculture full report.Census of Ag partners are invited to join a live press conference of the final data release on May 2 at noon ET. Attendees will learn about the latest census data at the national, state and county levels on a range of topics, including agricultural practices, conservation, demographics and organic production, as well as traditional and specialty crops down to the county level.According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, the webinar will be recorded and posted online and in addition will be accompanied by an ongoing twitter feed and more. Check the www.agcensus.usda.gov website for event log-in information next week.You can also share personal stories explaining how the Census benefits you and the agriculture industry as a whole. The newly relaunched online system, Your Census. Your Story., is an easy way to speak up about the value of Census data.A new tool will help assist in navigating the Quick Stats database. Click here to view the tutorial video that will walk you through the process of easily finding the NASS data most valuable to you and your organization.Visit  Census of Agriculture website to find more tools to help share the data.last_img read more

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first_imgFirefighters snuffed out a house fire Wednesday night in Vancouver’s Riverview neighborhood that apparently started in the home’s bedroom.Crews were called shortly before 9 p.m. to the fire, at 6290 S.E. Riverside Drive. When they arrived, they saw smoke coming from the house and discovered a fire in a corner bedroom on the first floor of the home, according to emergency radio traffic. Firefighters negotiated a driveway — described as longer than 100 feet — while working to secure a water source, according to radio traffic. They had the fire knocked down by 9:25 p.m.A fire marshal was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.The ranch-style house is owned by Patrick Copenhaver, according to Clark County property records.last_img read more

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first_img ADC AUTHOR The Army has made progress in preventing suicide but “more work needs to be done,” an Army spokeswoman told Army Times last week after data showed suicide up 20 percent in the Army in 2018. Across all services, suicide ticked down slightly.The latest DOD data shows the problem is most acute among active duty personnel as opposed to reserve and Guard members.Service members and family at a joint suicide intervention skills training at Camp McCrady, S.C. Photo by Michael Mascarilast_img read more

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first_img Prev Next Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Remember When? The Beatles Unleash “I Want To Hold Your Hand” The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” News Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance The result is what many historians cite as the aural epitome of Beatles pop candy. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” is sweetened by many of the hallmarks ingrained within the Beatles’ early song output: strong rhythmic and melodic hooks, prominent vocal harmonies, Harrison’s jangly guitar stylings, and Starr’s inimitable backbeat — all blended masterfully by Martin.Upon its release on Dec. 26, 1963, in the United States, the song served as the opening Beatles salvo for millions of listeners. In January 1964 it entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to become the group’s first U.S. No. 1 single by February, staying there for seven weeks. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Fab Four performed their hit during their landmark debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” a true watershed moment for music and pop culture. Facebook The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Email The Beatles: 50 Milestones In 50 Years Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Ann Wilson: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed My Life” Heart’s Ann WilsonPhoto: Jay West/WireImage.com Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” Revisit The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album At 50 Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Tom Petty: The Beatles On Ed Sullivan “Changed Everything” The BeatlesPhoto: Michael Ochs Archives/Stringer/Getty Images More Beatles Tom PettyPhoto: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment Twitter The Beatles: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Remember When? Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” remember-when-beatles-unleash-i-want-hold-your-hand On this week in 1963, the Fab Four entered Abbey Road to record what would become the No. 1 single that launched Beatlemania in the U.S.Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 20, 2017 – 12:21 pm It was 54 years ago this week when the Beatles put the finishing touches on the song that would usher in the British Invasion to the United States.On Oct. 17, 1963, the Fab Four — Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr — entered studio two at Abbey Road to have a go at a song called “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” The touchy-feely ditty was written by Lennon and McCartney. As Beatles lore goes, the nascent songwriting duo worked out the tune’s framework sitting side by side at a piano in the London home of McCartney’s then-girlfriend, Jane Asher.Aided by producer George Martin and the use of four-track technology — the first Beatles song to be recorded with such — the group recorded 17 takes of the song. The Beatles would earn their first GRAMMY nomination for “I Want To …” for Record Of The Year at the 7th GRAMMY Awards. (That same year, they won their first two awards: Best New Artist and Best Performance By A Vocal Group.) In 1998 it became the fourth Beatles recording to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.”‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ changed everything,” McCartney told Rolling Stone in 1987. Martin later added that the track represented “the apex of phase one of the Beatles’ development. When they started out, in the ‘Love Me Do’ days, they weren’t good writers. … It wasn’t until they tasted blood that they realized they could do this, and that set them on the road to writing better songs.”Remember When? Billy Joel’s 52nd StreetRead morelast_img read more

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first_imgHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal`s file photoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government has strengthened security measures for foreign nationals, including diplomats stationed in Dhaka and tourists in the country.“We’ve strengthened security measures and intelligence vigilance,” he told parliament, reports UNB.The home minister informed this to the House while responding to a question of Begum Lutfa Taher, MP (Women Seat 40).Asaduzzaman said the improvement in law-and-order situation and peaceful and stable environment are prerequisites for development activities.The minister mentioned that the government introduced the police helpline app to make sure that people get their desired services.“We’ve already formed an anti-terrorism unit [of police] to prevent terrorism and militants activities in the country,” Asaduzzaman said.He said the government agencies concerned have been working to make the country free from illegal drugs.“We’re talking about a social movement. We’re working on a mechanism to fully control the illegal use of drug,” he said recalling the prime minister’s zero tolerance to drugs policy.Responding to a question, the minister said the law will take its own course if anybody takes law in his or her own hand.last_img

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first_imgThe death toll from a cholera outbreak in restive northeast Nigeria has risen to 21, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the health ministry said Tuesday.On Saturday, the ministry had said the cholera toll was 14 in the town of Maiduguri, with most of the victims living in a camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence.“As of 4 September, 21 deaths have been reported,” the Borno state health ministry said Tuesday, as the toll mounts.“The total number of suspected cholera cases is now 375 in Maiduguri,” it said, up from 186 at the weekend.Most of the suspected cases and deaths are in Muna Garage, a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri, while other victims come from neighbouring districts, it said.The government and NGOs are working to contain the outbreak which has spread to the town of Dikwa, 60 kilometres (40 miles) away, where five cases had been reported, it added.Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram has been repeatedly attacked by the jihadists.The city’s population has doubled since the start of the eight-year Boko Haram violence, rising to some two million inhabitants due to influxes of displaced people from across the state.The conflict has left some 20,000 people dead and displaced at least 2.6 million others since 2009, leaving many displaced people in crowded makeshift camps at risk of contagious diseases like cholera.last_img read more

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first_imgTwo women died and five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura on Tuesday, reports UNB.The deceased are Amena Begum, 58, from Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, from Madarganj upazila in Jamalpur.Shawkat Ali, chairman of Chaluabari union parishad, said the boat was heading towards Kalitala Ghat from Manikdair Char with more than a hundred passengers on board.The river craft capsized in the river around 11:30am as its bottom was damaged.Although most of the passengers managed to swim ashore, seven of them went missing.Later, floating bodies of the two women were rescued from the river.Anisur Rahman, assistant director of fire service department in Bogura, said two firefighting units were working to rescue the missing five.last_img read more

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first_img © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In other news, Steven Dick, an astronomer with ties to the Library of Congress, stirred interest in and out of the science community by openly asking the question: How would the world change if we found extraterrestrial life? Scientists would be thrilled of course, he notes, but how would everyone else react? Seems reasonable to ponder the implications since we are trying so hard to find it. Meanwhile another team of deep thinkers has been looking into how countries treat one another when oil is at stake and their study showed that crude conspiracy theories could be right—the need for energy does appear to be a justification for some countries interfering with the running of other countries. And while it might be difficult to find a good use for it, a combined team of chemists from the U.S. and Australia found a way to unboil eggs—at least the whites. The work is actually part of learning how to pull apart tangled proteins and letting them refold, which could have a big impact on the medical and food industries. Also a team of researchers in the U.S. found a higher dementia risk can be linked to more use of common medications and a group of paleontologists unearthed a long-necked “dragon” in China—it is actually a dinosaur, of course.And finally, if you are a Craigslist user you might be interested in knowing that a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota recently uncovered a connection between Craigslist personal ads and HIV trends. They do not attempt to explain why the advent of Craigslist has led to a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, but the assumption seems to be that the site promotes risky hookups. Citation: Best of Last Week – Popper’s experiment realized again, unboiling eggs and the connection between Craigslist and HIV (2015, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-02-week-popper-unboiling-eggs-craigslist.html Explore furthercenter_img A ‘Fermi surface’ is kind of three-dimensional map representing the collective energy states of electrons in a material. These computer-generated illustrations show how the Fermi surface for CeRhIn5 changes, depending upon whether the electrons are strongly interacting (left) or weakly interacting (right). Credit: Q. Si/Rice University and J.X. Zhu/Los Alamos National Laboratory (Phys.org)—It was an interesting week for physics as Popper’s experiment was realized again, by a different team this time, using a different approach, causing physicists to wonder what it actually means because the results still do not violate the uncertainty principle. Also in an international effort, a team found that evidence is mounting for quantum criticality theory which suggests that some odd electronic behavior can be attributable to quantum fluctuations of strongly correlated electrons. Another team at the University of California used the idea of a quantum computer as a detector to show that space is not squeezed—confirming the assumption, based on the theory of special relativity, that space looks the same in all directions. Research uncovers connection between Craigslist personals, HIV trendslast_img read more

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first_imghttps://twitter.com/nova_road/status/960990126867472384 While this is just a test flight for the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX’s stated goal is to get the Roadster about 250 million miles away from Earth, its journey tracked by cameras and sensors on the rocket’s upper stage. It’s heading to chase Mars around the sun, sharing the same orbit—forever approaching the red planet, but never actually reaching it. Flying atop the Falcon Heavy is SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster, carrying a passenger—sort of. SpaceX revealed last weekend that a mannequin wearing the company’s new spacesuit would ride in the driver’s seat of the electric sports car. Nicknamed Starman, the dummy will listen to some tunes on its long and endless journey: David Bowie’s Space Oddity.Following the Roadster’s deployment to its preliminary orbit, the Falcon Heavy’s recycled side-boosters came flying back to Cape Canaveral for nearly simultaneous twin touchdowns in separate landing zones. The Falcon Heavy’s central core, meanwhile, was sent back toward SpaceX’s autonomous drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You. The live video feed of the ship cut out before the core approached; SpaceX has yet to confirm if the core successfully landed. Florida’s space coast roared to life on Tuesday as SpaceX fired off its long-in-development Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center. Tens of thousands of spectators made the pilgrimage from across the country to experience the immense heat and thunderous roar of the rocket’s 5 million pounds of thrust. Upon liftoff, at precisely 3:45 pm Eastern, the Falcon Heavy rocket took its place as the most powerful launch vehicle in the world.About 3.5 miles away from Pad 39A, the site that hosted the first crewed mission to the moon in 1969, hundreds of reporters dispatched from around the world gathered at NASA’s press site to witness the maiden flight. In the shadow of the largest single-story building in the world, NASA’s towering Vehicle Assembly Building, and in front of the agency’s iconic ticking countdown clock, onlookers gasped as cloud plumes quietly billowed out from beneath the Falcon Heavy. The few moments of silence came quickly to an end as the thunderous firing of the rocket’s 27 engines startled the crowds that packed the coastline for miles and miles. Elon Musk’s long-term plan for SpaceX is to get humans off of Earth and on to Mars—but what does the company’s recent progress say about that goal? SpaceX decided to coast the Falcon Heavy’s single-engine second stage in orbit for six hours to demonstrate missions typically flown by the US Air Force, which has already purchased an upcoming launch on the Falcon Heavy. Musk thinks SpaceX could launch another Falcon Heavy soon following the successful demo launch. “The first-stage engines are all the same, the side boosters are the same as a regular Falcon 9, but with a nose cap on,” Musk said in a press call the day before launch. “It’s really the production rate of the center core.”As the Falcon Heavy lifted slowly off historic Pad 39A, now leased by SpaceX from NASA, the anxiety of the site being left in ruins from a launch failure began to subside. In the lead up to the launch, Musk said not destroying what he considers the Times Square of pads would be a win for SpaceX. “It would be a really huge downer if it blows up. But hopefully, if something goes wrong, it goes wrong far into the mission so we at least learn as much as possible along the way,” said Musk at Kennedy Space Center on the eve of the flight. “This is a test mission. We don’t want to set expectations of perfection by any means. If it just clears the pad and doesn’t blow it to smithereens.”The billionaire claimed that an unexpected explosion of the Falcon Heavy at liftoff would be the equivalent of 4 million pounds of TNT—which would nearly demolish the pad that also hosted missions of NASA’s celebrated Space Shuttle program. This was part of the reason that getting Falcon Heavy safely off the pad was so critical, and even considered a win at that point into Tuesday’s launch. Much was at stake.[embedded content]SpaceX leased the pad from NASA and spent nearly $20 million renovating it to launch Falcon Heavy and missions for the upcoming Commercial Crew Program in which NASA crew will be taxied to the space station. “It’s going to take us at least 9 to 12 months to get the pad back in action,” Musk responded when asked what a fallout from a pad explosion would look like. Musk explained before the Falcon Heavy demo launch that an in-flight failure, rather than an explosion at 39A, wouldn’t affect SpaceX’s day-to-day and SpaceX “could launch another in three to four months.”While the Falcon Heavy has missions on the books, SpaceX’s crewed lunar mission is no longer one of them. As Musk announced last summer, SpaceX is moving forward with building a massive multi-purpose spacecraft it calls BFR that will essentially make its current fleet redundant, including the Falcon Heavy. Musk says if the company can’t get its BFR off the ground soon, they could potentially return to the idea of launching Falcon Heavy toward the moon with crew, which Musk claims it is “absolutely” capable of. But for now, SpaceX is planning for all crewed deep space missions, moon included, to be launched on BFR.“You can toss a Dragon way past the moon. Actually further than they went during Apollo. That was our plan until last year,” Musk explained yesterday. “And then we thought well, maybe we can make BFR development go faster than we thought, if that’s true then there won’t be much point in qualifying Falcon Heavy for launching Dragons. So we kind of tabled the Crew Dragon on Falcon Heavy and focusing our energies on BFR.”But for today, at least, SpaceX’s cheering employees in Florida will keep their energy focused on Falcon Heavy.Upward Trajectories You might not know that the company also wants to launch thousands of small satellites for faster internet. But that may not be all SpaceX wants to use them for. Oh, and then there’s the kookoobananas plan to transport humans between Earth cities on rockets. Sure, man, sure. https://twitter.com/WIREDScience/status/960980409172615168last_img read more

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